Out and About: Sonny’s BBQ Celebrates National Pulled Pork Day 2018 with New Limited Menu Items

Sonny's BBQ, at Lee Vista

National Pulled Pork Day is October 12, and Sonny’s BBQ, which originated the food holiday, has created three limited-time menu items to celebrate.

CSO was invited this week to preview these items, and Sonny’s Head Pitmaster Bryan Mroczka has crafted some uniquely delicious dishes.

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Out and About: Previewing the Visit Orlando Magical Dining Menu at Urbain 40

Read the CitySurfing Orlando review of the 2018 Visit Orlando Magical Dining menu at Urbain 40 American Brasserie in Dr. Phillips by Michelle Snow.

Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining month is a great opportunity to try out some of the city’s best restaurants, and I was recently invited to preview the Magical Dining menu at Urbain 40.

Chef Tim Keating (formerly of The Flying Fish at Walt Disney World) has crafted a delicious menu that pays homage to America’s melting pot influences, notably Italian and French.

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Out and About: Devouring Del Frisco’s Prime Pair Menu

Read the CitySurfing Orlando review of the limited-time Prime Pair menu at Orlando's Del Frisco Double Eagle Steakhouse, with photos.

If the carnivore in you loves a great steak, then you’ll want to head to Del Frisco’s on I-Drive (across from Pointe Orlando) to experience their limited-time Prime Pair menu.

We were recently invited to try out the menu, and walked away very happy.

The Prime Pair menu features a salad starter, an entree featuring the restaurant’s legendary crab cake plus your choice of second protein, and a side dish, all for only $59 per person.

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Out and About: A Sneak Preview of the Visit Orlando Magical Dining Menu at Bulla Gastrobar

Read the CitySurfing Orlando review of the 2018 Visit Orlando Magical Dining menu at Bulla Gastrobar in Winter Park by Anna-Marie Walsh.

Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month presented by American Express is kicking off the celebration with a preview week beginning August 24th and continuing through September 30th.

Now in it’s 13th year, Magical Dining shows off the city’s amazing culinary scene with over 100 restaurants participating with special three-course menus, all for the fixed price of $35. There are dishes to please every palate and every diet including gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan.

I had an opportunity to preview the menu from Bulla Gastrobar in Winter Park. Bulla features Spanish and Portuguese cuisine, and the Magical Dining menu did not disappoint.

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Out and About: Sampling the Summer Menu at Marlow’s Tavern at Pointe Orlando #MarlowsSummer #MarlowsOrlando

Marlow's Tavern - Black and Blue Steak Salad

I recently joined several other bloggers to check out items from Marlow’s Tavern‘s summer menu, as well as a few guest faves, and it was a delicious afternoon.

Marlow’s Tavern is featuring a six-week Summer Celebration menu that includes:

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Out and About: Zarrella’s Italian & Wood Fired Pizza in Cape Canaveral

Zarrella’s Italian & Wood Fired Pizza in Cape Canaveral

Recently, we were in Cape Canaveral, Florida and decided to try Zarrella’s Italian & Wood Fired Pizza. Friends have mentioned this restaurant to us, and it did not disappoint us.

Their menu had a good variety listed and they also had a few off menu options that looked and sounded amazing. One dish looked especially yummy from the pictures on the iPad. Unfortunately, I do not remember the name of one pasta dish. And, honestly, I couldn’t spell it even if I did remember it. I do know that it was amazing. The linguini was cooked perfectly al dente, the clams, shrimp and crab were not over cooked, and the sauce was light while having plenty of it made with butter, garlic, clam sauce.

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Out and About: Arrival of Chef Tim Keating Makes Urbain 40 a Rising Star

Arrival of Chef Tim Keating Makes Urbain 40 a Rising Star

While leading the kitchen at Walt Disney World’s Flying Fish Cafe, Chef Tim Keating elevated the Boardwalk Inn restaurant into a must-do experience. When the cafe closed for refurbishment, Keating took that opportunity to take over the kitchen at Urbain 40 in Dr Phillips’ Restaurant Row, and he is presently focused on giving it the same makeover.

We were invited to enjoy a tasting menu and judge for ourselves how far Chef Keating has come in his first six months in the role.

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Out and About: Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse Hosts Johnnie Walker TasteMaker Dinner

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse Hosts Johnnie Walker TasteMaker Dinner

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse is partnering with leading beverage companies to produce a series of events called the TasteMaker Dinners, and I was recently invited to enjoy an evening filled with great food paired with Johnnie Walker Whisky.

Whisky and steak seems a no-brainer, but the chefs at the Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse elevated the meal with some out of the box dishes.

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Out and About: Create Your Nature Offers Healthy Delicious Food in Winter Park #getyourbowlon

Create Your Nature Offers Healthy Delicious Food in Winter Park

If you’re looking for a a quick, healthy alternative to your average breakfast or lunch spot in Winter Park, then you’ll want to check out Create Your Nature.

Dan and Kim Dill opened the eatery in 2016, out of a desire to provide a healthy lifestyle for their family, including their two daughters. They discovered, and fell in love with, the acai bowl concept while on vacation.

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Out and About: Millenia 106 offer New American Classics Loaded with Flavor

Millenia 106 offer New American Classics Loaded with Flavor

You’ll find Millenia 106 next to The Mall at Millenia, in a storefront facing the intersection of Millenia Blvd and Conroy Rd, but trust me, this is not mall food.

I was invited to check out the revamped menu, which comes courtesy of Chef Bruno Fonseca, who recently took over operations. It’s hard to judge the restaurant from the outside, but you’ll definitely want to venture inside for the delicious food and drink.

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Out and About: Planet Hollywood Observatory at Disney Springs Brings Flavortown to Orlando

Planet Hollywood Observatory at Disney Springs

Planet Hollywood has been an iconic restaurant on Disney property since it opened, but many wondered if the recent remodel and revamp would change the great food and fun atmosphere.

It did…and for the better, in my opinion.

The finished version of the Planet Hollywood Observatory features three floors of seating inside, with a new outside screened terrace that offers a great view of Disney Springs.

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Out and About: Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen Elevates Small Plates Menu

Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen in Lake Nona

If you’re a foodie, Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen has been on your radar. If it isn’t, let me tell you why it should be on your list.

We visited Chroma, which is located in Lake Nona, for dinner on a Thursday night, and after seating us, the server told us the restaurant offers small plates to share, and he recommended ordering 2-3 dishes per person.

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Out and About: Midici Neapolitan Pizza Company Brings Taste of Italy to Kissimmee

Out and About: Midici Neapolitan Pizza Company Brings Taste of Italy to Kissimmee

As soon as I walked into Midici , the fragrant aroma of pizza hit me…and it smelled so good!

Midici specializes in Neapolitan pizza, made the traditional Italian way, with many ingredients actually  imported from Italy.

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Out and About: The New Highball & Harvest Sunday Brunch at Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes

Out and About: The New Highball & Harvest Sunday Brunch at Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes

If you’re like me, nothing satisfies the hunger like a good brunch, and last weekend, I had the opportunity to try the new Sunday Brunch at Highball & Harvest at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes.

The brunch only runs from noon to 2pm, so we arrived just as they were opening the buffet area. Taking a quick spin around the room, I saw a nice selection of breakfast dishes, salads, cheeses, carved meats, savory dishes, and more.

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Out and About: The New Lunch Menu at Osprey Tavern

The Osprey Tavern launches new lunch menu

Last month, The Osprey Tavern in Baldwin Park added a lunch menu to their offerings, and invited us to come try it out.

The restaurant was founded by Orlando restaurateurs Jason & Sue Chin, who also own the popular Seito Sushi across the street. From its opening in March 2015, The Osprey Tavern has been a favorite among local foodies.

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