Summer is winding down, but there are plenty of great foodie events happening this month. From pop-ups to full dinners with wine pairings to educational foodie events, there is something to speak to your inner foodie.
Here are the Central Florida Foodie Events for August 2018:
In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: new menu items, new happy hours, charity events, and more. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…
MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company has added calzones to their delicious offerings. Baked in a 900 degree wood-burning pizza oven, they are available in 5 versions: Chicken Pesto, Truffle Cream, Spicy Sausage, Meatball, and Four Cheese.
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.
Summer is in full swing and there are some great foodie events happening this month. From pop-ups to full dinners with wine pairings to educational foodie events, there is something to speak to your inner foodie.
Here are the Central Florida Foodie Events for July 2018:
In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: several new soon-to-be open restaurants, a new Sunday brunch, and more. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…
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Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming restaurant at Disney Springs is now offering HFK Rise & Shine Brunch every Sunday from 10am to 2pm. A la carte menu items will include Fried Chicken and House-made Sugar Doughnuts, Shrimp & Grits, Short Rib Hash, and an open-faced Big Biscuit topped with poached eggs, griddled country ham and house-made hollandaise sauce. The regular menu will also be available from 11am on.
You might not think you can get good BBQ at Disney Springs, but thanks to the opening of The Polite Pig in April 2017, you now can.
I recently attended a beer and food pairing at the eatery, but they were nice enough to let me try a few other items, as well.
The Polite Pig is from the same people that brought you the outstanding Ravenous Pig and Cask & Larder, so I expected a quality selection of BBQ, and I wasn’t disappointed.
In honor of the 20th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the park will host a series of Tiffins Talks Dining Events from April 22 to May 4.
Tiffins Talks are intimate dining experiences that allow guests to enjoy specialty food and beverages that complement the topics shared by animal and conservation experts.
The events schedule, including speakers, is as follows:
In the new Toy Story Land that opens June 30th at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Woody’s Lunch Box will serve up classic on-the-go items with a creative twist, and we’ve had a look at the menu.
In Andy’s imagination, even toys have to grab a bite to eat now and then, so he took a vintage Woody-themed lunch box and propped it open with a giant thermos to create a picnic for his green army men.
While Andy’s away, Woody’s Lunch Box will serve up tasty meals and old-fashioned soda floats. Guests will even spot green army men in a nearby lookout tower, standing watch for Andy’s return.
Food items on the menu include:
In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: several new soon-to-be open restaurants, new menus, and a charity night. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…
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Pig Out for a cause at Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa at their original Mills 50 location on Monday, February 26 from 4-8pm. 15% of all proceeds between those hours will benefit Florida Hospital for Children Pediatric Rehabilitation.
The 2nd annual Epcot International Festival of Arts celebrates all types of art, including culinary, and we have the menus for this year’s festival.
Not only are the dishes delicious, but they’re designed to be visually pleasing, as well.
Here are the kiosks and their menus [menu items marked with (GF) are gluten/wheat-friendly and those with (V) are vegetarian]:
Disney has released the first details of a new area in their upcoming Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios called Woody’s Lunch Box.
This eatery is fashioned from Andy’s lunch box and thermos, and will feature a walk-up quick-service window that will serve up tasty meals and old-fashioned soda floats.
Returning to Walt Disney World for a second year, the Epcot International Festival of the Arts will celebrate performing, visual and culinary arts from January 12 – February 19, 2018.
Running seven days a week, the festival will feature seminars and workshops from top Disney, local and nationally-renowned artists including classes on drawing animation, photography, the art of making topiaries, and more.
Foodies get ready…the 2017 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival starts August 31 at Walt Disney World, celebrating its 22nd year.
With 39 new dishes and 65 new cocktails and beverages, the annual festival features 35 marketplaces featuring food and beverage samples representing countries around the world.
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.
It’s almost time for the 2017 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, and we have the full listing of food and beverage that will be available at the marketplaces.
Each marketplaces centers on a specific country, featuring dishes native to that country. There are also a couple of marketplaces that group food to a concept, allowing more latitude in the menu.
We don’t have prices to share, but based on recent years, most samples will cost between $3-$8 per item.
To help you plan your visit(s) to the fest, here are all the food and beverage marketplaces to enjoy: