Orlando Area Dining News Round-Up – November 10: Urbain 40, Ford’s Garage, Taverna Opa, and More

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

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: several openings, new menu items, and more. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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If you missed Urbain 40 in Dr. Phillips during this fall’s Magical Dining month, the restaurant is offering a November prix fixe menu with many of the same amazing dishes.

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Central Florida Foodie Events for November 2018

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We’re rounding the corner into the Holidays, but there are still plenty of delicious food-centric events happening for Central Florida foodies.

Are you hungry? Good, because here’s a listing of November 2018 food and drink events you might want to check out:

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WDW Swan & Dolphin Food & Wine Classic Returns for 9th Year Oct 26-28

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic will celebrate its eighth year October 27-28, 2017 with new dishes and themed areas.

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic will celebrate its ninth year October 26-28, 2018 with new dishes and themed areas.

Culinary offerings during the event will feature cuisine from the resort’s own award-winning restaurants: Il Mulino New York Trattoria, Shula’s Steak House, Todd English’s bluezoo, and more, with wine and spirits samplings from around the globe.

This year’s menus feature returning fan favorites alongside creative new dishes and offer attendees more than 90 food and beverage stations, 10 seminars, and five themed areas to enjoy.

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Celebrate #NationalTacoDay 2018 on October 4 With These Orlando-Area Restaurants

A platter of tacos from On the Border.

Today, October 4, is National Taco Day, and several restaurants in Central Florida are offering deals and specials to honor the day.

Whether you like traditional tacos, or fast food ones (hey, we don’t judge), this is where you can score some cheap tacos and other taco fun today:

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Central Florida Foodie Events For October 2018

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Magical Dining may be over for another year, but there are still plenty of delicious food-centric events for Central Florida foodies. In fact there are so many, you may want to grab a snack while you read through this list.

Here are some of the great October 2018 food and drink events you might want to check out:

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Orlando Area Dining News Roundup September 22, 2018: Holler and Dash, Pharmacy, Earth Fare, and More

Holler and Dash has introduced a healthy new brunch dish for fall...the Everyday I'm Brusselin' Bowl

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: several openings and closings, new menu items, free coffee and doughnuts, and more. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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Holler and Dash has introduced a healthy new brunch dish for fall. The “Everyday I’m Brusselin’ Bowl” (pictured above) features shaved brussels sprouts, sun dried cranberries, apples, pecorino cheese, and lemon dijon vinaigrette. It’s available at all seven locations in the Southeast, including Holler and Dash Celebration.

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Orlando Area Dining News Roundup September 14, 2018: Tijuana Flats, Columbia Restaurant, The Capital Grille, and More

The Capital Grille has brought back Wagyu & Wine – a gourmet twist on America's classic burger paired with wine selections from the Antinori family, now in its 26th generation.

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: special menus, charity events, free doughnuts, and more. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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Through September 30, restaurant-goers are invited to ‘Chip in the Fight Against Cancer‘ at all Tijuana Flats locations. The initiative will benefit Florida Hospital for Children and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

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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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Last Chance to Get Tickets to Taste! Central Florida! #TasteCFL

 

Taste! Central FloridaOne of the best foodie events in Central Florida is Taste! Central Florida, and this year’s feast will take place this Saturday, September 8.

Benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, Taste! Central Florida features an evening of tasting portions of signature dishes accompanied by fine wines, craft beers, and specialty cocktails, by the area’s most accomplished chefs, brewers, wine purveyors and spirit vendors.

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2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Starts Aug 30

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The 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival starts Thursday August 30, and I have the complete menus for each marketplace.

This festival is a perfect opportunity to literally eat and drink around the world with the Global Marketplaces located throughout the park. Most samples are $3-$8, though a few are more.

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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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Orlando Area Dining News Roundup August 18, 2018: The Ravenous Pig, Bites & Bubbles, Chuy’s, and More

Chuy’s Kicks Off 28th Green Chile Fest August 15

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

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The annual Green Chile Festival is back at all Central Florida Chuy’s locations. It features a limited-time Green Chile Festvial menu, available through September 2. Try the Green Chile Chicken Flautas, or the King Carne Burrito stuffed with ground sirloin, bacon, French fried potatoes, green chiles and cheese.

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Orlando Area Dining News Roundup August 11, 2018: Tijuana Flats, Highball & Harvest, Foxtail Coffee, and More

Tijuana Flats is summer-izing their menu with the addition of Cheeseburger Tacos

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: new menu items, new openings, national awards, and more. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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Tijuana Flats is summer-izing their menu with the addition of Cheeseburger Tacos [pictured above]. These tacos consist of a tortilla filled with seasoned ground beef, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, ketchup and mustard. Instead of chips, Flats will include a side of seasoned fries.

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