Orlando Area Dining News Round-Up For July 5, 2020: The Old Jailhouse, Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream, Chef Bruno Fonseca, Shake Shack, And More .. #OrlandoFoodies #OrlandoRestaurants

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We’re kicking off July 2020 with a lot of Central Florida foodie and dining news to report on, including new and reopened restaurants, some closings, menu changes, dining discounts, and more.

Here is the news you need to know this week:

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ICON Park Introduces the ICON Park Play Pass .. @IconParkOrlando

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ICON Park, home to some of Orlando’s best attractions, has announced the new ICON Park Play Pass, an all-access ticket to its exciting attractions, along with major food, drink, and retail discounts.

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Orlando Main Streets’ 4th Annual Restaurant Week Returns Aug 4-11

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The 4th Annual Orlando Main Streets Restaurant Week returns to delight foodies with prix fixe menus from August 4-11, 2018.

Participating Main Street restaurant members are offering a select prix fixe menu with established price points of $5, $10, $20 and $30, depending upon lunch or dinner and the restaurant’s normal price point.

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Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month Returns Aug 24-Sept 30, 2018

Foodies...get ready! Visit Orlando has announced the return of its Magical Dining Month

Foodies…get ready! Visit Orlando has announced the return of its Magical Dining Month, with a bonus preview week August 24-September 30, 2018.

Sponsored by American Express, the program was designed by Visit Orlando to showcase the wide variety of upscale and diverse dining throughout the destination, while also helping children in need.

More than 100 restaurants across the Orlando area will participate, with 19 new to Magical Dining Month. The wide range of venues spans areas from Disney Springs to Restaurant Row near the convention center to Universal Orlando, as well as neighborhood districts in downtown Orlando, Winter Park and beyond.

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Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month Starts August 25, 2017

Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month Starts August 25, 2017

Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month, sponsored by American Express, returns Aug. 25 – Oct. 1 with an unprecedented number of restaurants, each offering a three-course, prix fixe dinner menu for just $35 per person.

Celebrating its 12th year, the popular dining promotion offers over 100 restaurants throughout the Orlando area for local foodies or visiting gourmands who are looking to try out a local favorite or one of the hottest new venues added to Orlando’s growing culinary scene.

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Orlando Dining News Round-Up August 13, 2016: Hemingway’s, House of Pho, Fogo de Chão

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: limited menus, chef’s dinners, dining discounts, and more. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

Hemingway’s debuts Flavors of Summer Menu at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
Hemingway’s debuts Flavors of Summer Menu at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, starting August 15.

The three-course prix fixe menu features a choice of salad; a choice of entree (Hemingway’s “Cayo Hueso” Crab Cakes, Duvall Street Shrimp Scampi, Chicken Creole or Key West Coast Black Grouper); and a choice of dessert.

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@OrlandoMainStreets 2016 Restaurant Week Returns July 30 #alocalthing

@OrlandoMainStreets 2016 Restaurant Week Returns July 30

Orlando Main Streets is hosting its second Main Street Restaurant Week to promote its culinary members July 30 though August 13, 2016.

During this two week period, participating restaurants will offer a select prix fixe menu with price points of $5, $10, $20 and $30, determined by the restaurant’s normal pricing and the menu they put together.

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Orlando Weekly’s Bite30 Returns for June 2015

Once a year, the Orlando Weekly produces a culinary event called Bite30, that offers great prix fixe deals at select restaurants for an entire month. This year’s edition runs June 1 through June 30.


During this time period, participating restaurants offer special prix fixe menus that offer multi-course lunches or dinners at a set price ($10-$15 for lunch, $15-$30 for dinner). Diners get the opportunity to try multiple dishes on the restaurant’s menu for about the cost of a single entree, and restaurants get to showcase their specialty dishes

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Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month Gets an Early Start August 25

Returning for its ninth year, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month will run the month of September, with a special preview week starting August 25, 2014.

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Scallops – Bistro Clo Clo [Photo: Visit Orlando]
Through September 30, more than 75 Orlando-area restaurants are serving up dining savings by offering delicious three-course dinners for only $33 a person.

New to Magical Dining Month are restaurants like Kasa Restaurant & Bar, Mingo’s, Bistro CloClo, and Eddie V’s. They join returning favorites like Emeril’s Orlando, Emeril’s Tchoup Chop, The Capital Grille, Siro: Urban Italian Kitchen, Funky Monkey Wine Company, and Maxine’s on Shine.

$1 from every meal served during Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month will benefit the Foundation for Foster Children, which supports local foster youth by providing intensive tutoring, typical childhood experiences and volunteer mentors who assist foster children transition into adulthood successfully.

Visit Orlando is also giving visitors a way to extend the savings even further with Magical Nights. More than 15 dine-and-stay packages pair dinner for two with a one-night hotel stay, starting from $149 per night including:

  • Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress – Standard Guest Room and dinner for two at Hemingway’s Restaurant, starting at $149 per night
  • Rosen Shingle Creek – Deluxe Room and dinner for two at A Land Remembered or Cala Bella, starting at $185 per night
  • The Alfond Inn – Standard Guest Room and dinner for two at Hamilton’s Kitchen, starting at $249 per night

For a full list of participating restaurants and their Magical Dining Month menus, visit visitorlando.com/magicaldining/

Mellow Mushroom Pizza to Celebrate 40th Anniversary with 1974 Prices on August 20, 2014

Mellow Mushroom PizzaMellow Mushroom Pizza will bring back selections from its original 1974 menu on August 20th in a “Way Back Wednesday” celebration to mark the brand’s 40th anniversary.

For this one day the chain’s three Orlando area locations will be offering a small cheese pizza for $2.50, drafts of Michelob/Budweiser/PBR for 75 cents, and Coke products for 30 cents.

Customers will also have a chance to win a trip to Amsterdam for two. Pose in-store with a backdrop of the first Mellow Mushroom location and post it to Instagram with #40YearsBaked to enter. Those without an Instagram account can upload their images to 40yearsbaked.com.

Mellow Mushroom is located at 2015 Aloma Ave in Winter Park; 11680 E. Colonial Dr in Orlando; and 18221 US Hwy 441 in Mount Dora. For more information, visit mellowmushroom.com.

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