Bite30, Orlando Weekly’s annual month long “restaurant week” returns for 2020 from July 15 through August 16, with prix fixe menus from some of Orlando’s best restaurants.
During the foodie event, $30 will get the diner a full dinner of multiple courses showcasing the best of what each restaurant offers.
New for 2020, many of the participating restaurants will offer their Bite30 menus for takeout, for an additional $5, for those who don’t feel comfortable dining in a restaurant.
In surprise announcements on their respective Facebook pages, Madame Tussauds and SEA LIFE Aquarium at ICON Park on I-Drive have announced they are reopening today.
Attendance must still be capped at 25% per COVID-19 reopening guidelines, and safety measures must be adhered to.
WhirlyDome, an interactive games attraction on International Drive in Orlando, has made the decision to close permanently.
The locally owned-and-operated attraction opened in 2012, and originally closed due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns on March 17, 2020.
WonderWorks on I-Drive in Orlando is now offering a special $10 All-Access passes to be used after the attraction re-opens.
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.
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.
In this week’s dining news round-up, Disney offers a new brunch, McFadden’s closes, a slew of new openings, plus much more. Ready?
Walt Disney World’s California Grill, at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, is now offering “Brunch at the Top” on Sundays.
I recently got a chance to attend a media preview of the Sugar Factory Orlando menu, and the items we got to try were good.
Even though most people think of drinks and sweets when they think of the Sugar Factory, they actually have quite a few savory items worth ordering.
In this week’s dining news round-up, Dragonfly Robata hosts a sushi class, Cask & Larder’s brunch extension, new openings, plus much more. Ready?
Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi will be hosting their second Behind the Knife: Sushi Class on Saturday, December 19. Cost is $60 per person and during the course, Chef de Cuisine David Song will provide his students with the tips, tricks and techniques it takes to make perfect sushi rice, and how to recognize sushi-grade fish based on color, texture and smell.
If you’re a CSI fan who is equal parts excited and sad for the upcoming finale movie, you can join up with other fans on September 27 to watch it at CSI: The Experience on I-Drive.
EMS Entertainment invites die-hard fans to a CSI series finale party that will start at 4pm with a “best-of” episode rewatch, plus games, light refreshments, and contests. Cost is $15 per person, for all ages.
Mango’s Tropical Cafe on I-Drive is getting closer to their fall opening, and they’ve released a time-lapse video of the day-to-day construction of the new restaurant/nightlife venue.
I think it’s cool watching all the design details from start to finish, and it gives you an idea of how big the inside will be when it’s all finished.
Lafayette’s Orlando may have just opened a few weeks ago, but they aren’t waiting to launch the daily specials.
Their Happy Hour runs daily from 4-6pm and features $4 Bud Light & Yuengling Drafts, $5 House Wine and Wells, and $6 Calls for the beverage specials.
To enlighten the summer taste buds on Greek cuisine, Taverna Opa Orlando will host the first of its Air, Land & Sea Summer Wine Dinners on Thursday, June 25.
The June dinner will feature a five-course tasting and wine pairing menu inspired by Air, and highlighting quail as the main dish of the evening. The restaurant’s host Katerina Coumbaros, and wine partners Benziger Family Winery and Luc Belaire, will walk guests through each course and wine pairing.
Last week I was invited to a hard hat tour to check out the progress of Mango’s Orlando on International Drive, and discovered things were coming along nicely.
Mango’s Orlando is the first outpost of the popular Mango’s on South Beach in Miami. Mango’s COO Joshua Wallack intends to bring that Caribbean/Latin party feel to Orlando.
One of the newest businesses to open on I-Drive is McFadden’s Irish Restaurant and Saloon, and last weekend we got the chance to check it out during a VIP & Media Party.
McFadden’s is located in Vue 360, right next to the Orlando Eye and I-Drive 360. They even share the same parking garage.
It’s a large venue. There are three indoor areas, with two huge bars. There’s also outdoor seating on a patio in front, and a porch-like area in the back. Both patios and a row of windows along one wall provide amazing views of The Orlando Eye.
During the day, it functions as a restaurant with drinks. At night, it adds a party vibe with a DJ or sometimes live entertainment by the likes of Off Kilter.
The food is gastro-pub quality, with an Irish twist, and we got to check out a few samples.