Out and About: Checking out the New Menu at World of Beer

Check out CitySurfing Orlando's review of the new menu at World of Beer's Downtown Orlando location, on Lake Eola.

World of Beer is known for its beer selection – naturally with a name like that – but during a recent media event, I discovered their food is just as noteworthy.

I joined my friend Dawn of Come See Orlando as her guest at the downtown Orlando location, and enjoyed a sampling of items from the menu, including some new items.

They started us off with a German pretzel that was literally as big as our heads. Drenched in butter and salt, it was served with a stone-ground mustard and a brown ale beer cheese (normally extra, but worth the splurge), it was a great appetizer and paired well with several of the WOB beer selections.

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Downtown Food & Wine Fest Returns to Lake Eola in Orlando Feb 21-22, 2015

Downtown Food & Wine Fest in Orlando

The seventh annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest will take place at Lake Eola in downtown Orlando the weekend of February 21-22.

The two-day fest features features mouth-watering dishes from 30 of Orlando’s premier restaurants, and 50 domestic and international wines to enjoy. Food and beverage tickets are available for $2 each, with offerings ranging from 1 to 4 tickets.

There will also be live entertainment from alt-rock band Lifehouse on Saturday night, and classic rock band Loverboy on Sunday night. This is included with admission to the event.

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Downtown Food & Wine Fest Returns to Lake Eola February 22 and 23, 2014

The sixth annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest returns to downtown Orlando at Lake Eola the weekend of February 22 and 23.

Downtown Food & Wine FestThe two-day fest features mouth-watering dishes from 40 of Orlando’s premier restaurants, domestic and international wines, and live entertainment, including headliners Matt Nathanson on Saturday, and Three Dog Night on Sunday.

Admission is $15 per day in advance, and $20 per day at the fest. Save money and get a two-day ticket for only $20 in advance. Children 12 and under are free. Food and beverage tickets are available at the Fest for $2 each. Food and beverage offerings range from one to four tickets.

There is also an Ultimate Fest Experience ticket for $100 per person, per day, that includes parking, $40 in food and beverage tickets, access to the private Cadillac pavilion with crudités and premium wine selections, a commemorative wine glass, and additional Fest perks and privileges.

A limited number of Wine Tasters Club passes will be available for purchase for $15 per person at the Fest.  Club members will enjoy up to five 2 oz. pours of their choice throughout the Fest and a souvenir lanyard.

To purchase advance tickets, or for more information, visit DowntownFoodandWineFest.com.

Trucks & Tech II: Trucktoberfest Rolls Into Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando October 17, 2013

Trucks & Tech II : Trucktoberfest

Trucks & Tech combines food trucks with tech talks in an outdoor environment, and the second edition of the event will take place at Lake Eola on Thursday, October 17.

This month it will be an Oktoberfest themed event featuring German inspired food from each food truck. Those attending are encouraged to come in costume, but it isn’t necessary.

“Trucktoberfest” will also feature technology discussions, demonstrations and all new Startup Alley.

The event will run from 6pm to 10pm, and is free to attend. The food is an additional cost.

For more information, visit trucksandtech.com.

Downtown Food & Wine Fest Returns to Orlando February 23 and 24, 2013

Orlando has a lot of great restaurants and chefs, and what better way to try some of them out than the annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest. It returns to Lake Eola on February 23 and 24, 2013.

dntwnfoodwineThe two-day festival features dishes from 40 of Orlando’s premier restaurants, as well as domestic and international wines.

Produced by MIX 105.1, 1059 SUNNY FM, and 102 JAMZ in partnership with the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, there is live entertainment both days. On Saturday, enjoy the sounds of Atlanta Rhythm Section, Kaleigh Baker & NEM, John Smith and Tropical Steel, and Road Soda. Sunday, rock out to The All-American Rejects, along with Andy Grammar, Matt Hires, Vicci Martinez, and CeCe TeNeal.

Admission is $10 per person in advance. Tickets can be purchased online or in person at at Mercedes-Benz of Sanford, Mercedes-Benz of Orlando, and Mercedes-Benz of South Orlando. Admission at the door is $15 per person. Children under 12 are free.

Food tickets are available at the event for $2 each. Food and wine offerings range from one to four tickets.

There is also a VIP ticket package for $95 that includes parking, a private pavilion, $40 of food/beverage tickets, and additional Fest perks and privileges. VIP tickets can be purchased in person at the Mercedes-Benz locations listed above.

The event will raise money for the FRLA Educational Foundation and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.

For more information, or to purchase advance tickets, visit DowntownFoodAndWineFest.com.

Celebrate Fourth of July 2012 with these Orlando Events

Wondering where to take the family this Fourth of July to catch a good fireworks show in the Orlando area?

Here are some of our picks to celebrate in 2012:

Fireworks at the Fountain – Celebrate Fourth of July with the city’s annual fireworks show downtown at Lake Eola Park. Cost: Free

A Flashback Fourth of July – Enjoy fireworks and a retro movie-themed party at Celebration’s Town Center. Cost: Free

Monumental July 4th Celebration – Kissimmee’s annual festivities start with a Naturalization ceremony and live music, and end with a fireworks display over Lake Toho. Cost: Free

Red, Hot & Boom – Once again, radio station WXXLfm brings in name acts to Cranes Roost Park on July 3, to help celebrate Fourth of July. This year’s line-up includes Cobra Starship, Karmin, JoJo, Outasight, A Rocket to the Moon, Neon Hitch, and Chris Rene. Cost: Free

Star Spangled Sanford – Enjoy a night of fireworks at Fort Mellon Park in Sanford. Cost: Free

Walt Disney World – Epcot – The park’s nightly “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” light and fireworks show will be enhanced with “The Heartbeat of Freedom,” an overture of traditional Americana themes displayed in a pyrotechnic and laser light event. . Cost: Included with park admission

Walt Disney World – Hollywood Studios – “Rockin’ 4th of July Celebration ” features fireworks and a light show backed by the sounds of the live band, Mulch, Sweat and Shears. Cost: Included with park admission

Walt Disney World – Magic Kingdom – “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky,” is a patriotic fireworks spectacular over Cinderella’s Castle. Cost: Included with park admission

Orlando Food and Wine Fest Returns This Month

Want to enjoy a good food & wine fest in Orlando without having to pay over $80 to get into a Disney park? Then mark your calendar for November 13-14, 2010, when Lake Eola will be the spot for the Orlando Food & Wine Fest.

Presented by 103.1 WLOQ and the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, this event will showcase some of the best restaurants in town, along with some great entertainment.

Restaurants scheduled to serve include Bananas Diner, Capital Grille, Cityfish, CRAVE, Funky Monkey and Hue. More to be added as the date draws near.

There’s also a chef’s stage where you can watch cooking demonstrations from area chef’s. Appearing as a special guest this year will be Top Chef season seven contestant Kenny Gilbert, who will be onstage at 2pm on Sunday.

Live jazz bands will entertain each day. War headlines on Saturday.  Fourplay and Marc Antoine  appear on Sunday.

Entrance fee is $10 each day, or $15 for a weekend pass. Then each sample from the participating restaurants and wineries will cost between $2 and $6.

For a complete list of cooks, restaurants, wineries and performers, visit the Orlando Food & Wine Festival Web site.

[Photo courtesy Orlando Food & Wine Fest]

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