Out and About: Magical Dining at Amatista Cookhouse at Loew’s Sapphire Falls Resort .. #MagicalDining @VisitOrlando #AmatistaCookhouse #LoewsHotels

Amatista Cookhouse at Loew's Sapphire Falls Resort

For my birthday this year, I choose to experience the Visit Orlando Magical Dining menu at Amatista Cookhouse at Loew’s Sapphire Falls Resort, and my guest and I tried nearly everything off the menu.

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Out and About: Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining at JALEO at Disney Springs .. #VisitOrlando #MagicalDining #Jaleo #DisneySprings

Magical Dining at JALEO at Disney Springs

Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining is in full swing and I decided to treat myself to JALEO at Disney Springs.

The restaurant is from James Beard-award winning chef, José Andrés, and offers tapas and small plates influenced by Spain.

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Out and About: Hawkers Celebrates 10 Years with Flashback Drinks and More .. #EatHawkers @EatHawkers #HappyBirthdayHawkers #OrlandoDrinks #EatLocal

Hawkers birthday drinks 2021

Last week I told you that Orlando’s own Hawkers is celebrating 10 years in business, and I got a chance to preview the special drink menu over the weekend. You’re going to love it!

Starting tomorrow, July 14, Hawkers will be serving up the following libations for those of legal drinking age through August 24:

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Out and About: Visiting The World’s Largest White Castle in Orlando .. @WhiteCastle #WhiteCastleOrlando #OrlandoRestaurants

White Castle Orlando slider

Today, the World’s Largest White Castle opens in Orlando, but last week, I was invited to a
media preview to check out the restaurant and try some of the menu.

The last time I’d been to a White Castle was about 30 years ago on a trip to Chicago, and I didn’t realize how big the menu has gotten.

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Out and About: Breakfast at Maple Street Biscuit Company in Celebration .. @MapleStreetBisc #OrlandoRestaurants

Maple Street Biscuit Company - Dining Review

On a recent morning my friend and I found ourselves passing through Celebration and decided to check out Maple Street Biscuit Company for some morning sustenance.

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Out and About: Lunch at Hawkers Asian Street Food in Windermere .. @EatHawkers #OrlandoRestaurants #VisitOrlando

Hawkers Asian Street Fare dining review

It’s been a while since I last ate at Hawkers Asian Street Food, so when I stopped by its Windermere location recently to check out their limited Holiday Cocktails menu, I decided to enjoy lunch, as well.

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Out and About: Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream Debuts December Flavors .. @KellysHMIC #EatLocal

Kelly's Homemade Ice Cream - December 2020

Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream has debuted its flavors of the month for December 2020, and this week I had the chance to taste six of them.

You’ll make your taste buds happy with any of these flavors:

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Out and About: Mia’s Italian Kitchen Weekend “Bottomless Brunch” .. @MiasItalian_Orl #OrlandoBrunch #OrlandoRestaurants

Mia's Italian Kitchen - pasta

Mia’s Italian Kitchen on I-Drive serves up a great menu of Italian classics, and we were recently invited to check out the restaurant’s “Bottomless Brunch.”

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Out and About: Burger World Tour Dining at Teak Neighborhood Grill .. #OrlandoRestaurants #DiningReview @TeakOrlando

Teak Neighborhood Grill - burgers

Teak Neighborhood Grill recently hosted their 2nd Burger World Tour and a friend and I caught the tail end of it. It was our first time eating at Teak, and we picked the MetroWest/Orlando location.

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Out and About: Bottomless Brunching at Cafe Tu Tu Tango in Orlando .. @CafeTuTuTangoFL #OrlandoBrunch #OrlandoRestaurants

Bottomless Brunching at Cafe Tu Tu Tango

Could anything be better than brunch at Cafe Tu Tu Tango for a foodie? What if I tell you they offer a Bottomless Brunch? Uh huh…and I was recently invited to try it out.

Cafe Tu Tu Tango is known for its great food served Tapas style for sharing, and the brunch menu offers some of those favorite dishes, along with brunch-only offerings. And while they are available a la carte, the smart bruncher will go with the “Bottomless” option to sample a little of everything.

Which is what my friend and I did, on a recent Saturday. We started our brunch with savory and finished sweet, splitting each dish.

Here’s a rundown of our picks, and what I thought of them:

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Out and About: Previewing Knife & Spoon at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes .. #KnifeandSpoon @RC_ORLANDO @ChefJohnTesar

Knife & Spoon at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes - 44 Farms Ribeye

A few weeks ago, we gave you a first look at Knife & Spoon, opening at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes on October 7, and last week we were invited back for a preview of the restaurant’s dining experience.

Knife & Spoon is a new signature steak & seafood restaurant conceived and led by award-winning Chef John Tesar, along with Chef de cuisine Gerald Sombright. Its menu will celebrate the bounty of Florida on land and at sea, adding to the luxury resort’s already diverse collection of culinary outlets.

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Out and About: Trying the Limited Time “Bone In, Bold Flavors” Menu at LongHorn Steakhouse .. @LongHornSteaks #BoneInBoldFlavor

"Bone In, Bold Flavors" Menu at LongHorn Steakhouse

LongHorn Steakhouse has a limited time promotion called “Bone In, Bold Flavor,” and we were invited to the I-Drive location to check it out.

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Out and About: Lunch at Huey Magoo’s in Dr. Phillips .. @HueyMagoos #OrlandoEats #DiningReview

Huey Magoo's

I love a good chicken tender meal, so I was happy to join fellow blogger Anna-Marie (@BeautyandtheBeets) for lunch at Huey Magoo’s Dr. Phillips location.

Neither of us had been to a Huey Magoo’s before, and decided to share a little of everything.

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Out and About: Lunch at Bulla Gastobar in Winter Park .. @BullaGastrobar 

Bulla Gastobar in Winter Park

Inspired by Spanish gastrobars, Florida-based Bulla Gastrobar is known for a tapas-style menu that inspires sharing and casual after work get-togethers. But CitySurfing Orlando was recently invited to check out its lunch menu at the brand’s Winter Park location, and we were happy to oblige.

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Out and About: Mia’s Italian Kitchen on I-Drive Adds Bottomless Dining Option to Menu .. @MiasItalian_Orl

Mia's Italian Kitchen Orlando - Giant Meatball

Mia’s Italian Kitchen recently announced they are now offering a “Bottomless Dining” option to their menu, and we were invited to put it to the test.

If you aren’t familiar with the restaurant, it’s located on I-Drive, just south of ICON Park. Its menu is based on the memory of Alexandria Restaurant Partners’ founding partner Dave Nicholas’s great-grandmother Filomena Galeazzo Masucci, who arrived in the United States in 1904 from Naples, Italy.

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