Orlando Area Dining News Roundup July 21, 2018: MidiCi, Taste! Central Florida, Royal Tea, Duck Donuts, and More

MidiCi, a Neapolitan-style pizza company, is opening its first Florida location in Kissimmee

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…

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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.

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Orlando Area Dining News Roundup April 22, 2018: Krispy Kreme, Susuru, Little Blue Donut Co, and More

Earlier this year, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts held a poll and let fans vote on what the next specialty glaze should be. Lemon won, and it will be available in all Central Florida Krispy Kreme locations for one week only from April 23-29, 2018.

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: several new soon-to-be open restaurants, a new happy hour, and doughnuts. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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Earlier this year, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts held a poll and let fans vote on what the next specialty glaze should be. Lemon won, and it will be available in all Central Florida Krispy Kreme locations for one week only from April 23-29, 2018.

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Out and About: Fish of Fire in Orlando (Restaurant Review)

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While at the Orlando Chili Cook-off last month, we met some wonderful folks from the seafood restaurant Fish of Fire. As a result of the conversation, we decided to try it for lunch on a Sunday after church.

This restaurant is in the out lot of a LaQuinta hotel near the Orlando International Airport.  It feels more like it should be on the beach. This isn’t a bad thing, just that it’s a casual place, like the kind of laid-back seafood place you’d find on the coast.

It surprised us that they offered a brunch menu as their website didn’t mention it, but it had quite a few tasty options.

We ordered a brew basket with fried pickles, onion straws, and hush puppies for an appetizer. It came out fairly quickly, and the family ate it so fast, I didn’t even get photos. I guess we were all hungry after church.

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Orlando Brewing Celebrates American Craft Beer Week from May 13-19, 2013

Orlando Brewing, which makes some awesome brews, will be celebrating American Craft Beer Week, May 13-19, with special events each night.

americancraftbeerweekHere’s the nightly rundown:

Monday, May 13th:

  • Beer Flight & Chocolate Pairing – Receive a taster flight of four 5oz. Orlando Brewing beers paired with handcrafted chocolates from Chocolate Provocateur. Pairing begins at 7pm. Cost is $10 to participate. Please RSVP by calling 407-872-1117.
  • Hoppy Hour – $1 off all Orlando Brewing beers 3pm-6pm.
  • Mug Monday – Bring any O.B. Oktoberfest mug and have it filled for the price of a pint. 28oz. 2012 Oktoberfest mugs will be available for purchase, if you don’t already have one.

Tuesday, May 14th:

  • Anisocoria Tasting – Brewed in 2007, and bottled in 2008, Anisocoria is the world’s first certified organic single malt barley wine, has an 18% ABV, and is limited in supply. Participate in a group tasting of Anisocoria led by Brewery President, John Cheek. Tasters will receive a unique drinking experience and a limited edition stemmed tulip Anisocoria glass. Tasting starts at 7PM and it costs $10 to participate.
  • Hoppy Hour – $1 off all Orlando Brewing beers 3pm-6pm.
  • 2-4-1 Tuesday – Select Orlando Brewing beers will be buy-one, get-one from open to close.

Wednesday, May 15th:

  • Mini Beer School – Brewery President, John Cheek, will teach the Mini Beer School, where students will gain knowledge of four very different beers, learning about ingredients, flavors, aromas, and the brewing process while they taste. The tasting will be followed by a private tour of the brewery with John. Mini Beer School begins at 7PM and cost will be $20 to participate. Please RSVP by calling 407-872-1117.
  • Hoppy Hour – $1 off all Orlando Brewing beers 3pm-6pm. Hoppy hour pricing valid all night with Wednesday’s secret word from Orlando Brewing’s Facebook page or a Buy Local card.

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2012 CitySurfing Orlando Dining Round-Up

We’ve eaten at quite a few restaurants over the past year, and written about a lot of openings and closings.

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Free Movies at The Enzian Through March

Anyone who loves movies knows The Enzian is a great place to see a movie. In addition to indie and foreign films, they like to pull out older movies from time to time.

Well, for the next few weeks, The Enzian is hosting a temporary series called the “Wednesday Night Pitcher Show” on the outdoor lawn area.

Whereas the theater’s monthly Popcorn Flick under the stars in downtown Winter Park is more family-orientated, these flicks are more for the adults.

Here’s the upcoming movie schedule for this series:

  • March 02 – Dazed & Confused
  • March 16 – Spaceballs
  • March 23 – Animal House
  • March 30 – Weird Science

There will be a late-night happy hour at The Enzian’s Eden Bar from 7pm until 11pm, as well as a trivia contest with Jell-o Shots as prizes.

How much does all this fun cost? Nada – except for the food and drinks you choose to buy. That’s right, the movies are FREE.

Beyond March, the future of this series hasn’t been decided. Probably will be determined by the turn-out for the March movies.

The Enzian is located at 1300 South Orlando Avenue in Maitland. Call them at 407-629-0054.

[Photo courtesy The Enzian]

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