Out and About: Hard Hat Tour of Mango’s Orlando

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 artist rendering of building front

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.

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Senor Frogs Opens in Orlando on I-Drive

Mexico’s popular Spring Break party headquarters has opened it’s newest U.S. location in the heart of I-Drive’s southern corridor near the Orange County Convention Center.

By day, Senor Frog’s will be more family friendly, serving up a menu of Mexican fare. There will be games for the kids and a balloon artist wandering tables for dinner.

After 11pm, it will become a 21-and-over nightclub with live entertainment and a huge dance floor. Drinks are available in three sizes, including the gigantic yard stick size.

I haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, but on Yelp it appears to be getting mixed reviews. If you’ve visited leave your opinions in the comments – we’d love to know what you think.

Senor Frog’s is located at 8747 International Drive and they’re open from 11am to 2am.

Tableside Magic Shows at Orlando Restaurants

A growing number of Orlando eateries are offering a new entertainment option during meals: tableside magic.

..|: Michael Eaton Tableside at Ceviche Tapas Bar

If you’d like to check it out, there are a few places that you can each week:

  • Ceviche Tapas Bar and Restaurant (125 West Church St) on Thursdays from 8pm-10pm.
  • The Tap Room at Historic Dubsdreadย  (549 West Par St) on Fridays from 7pm-9pm.
  • Del Frisco’s Prime Rib Steak & Lobster (729 Lee Road) on Saturdays from 7pm-9pm.
  • CRAVE at Millenia (4158 Conroy Road) on Sundays from 11:30am-1:30pm.
  • Melting Pot of Orlando (7549 W. Sand Lake Road) on Sundays from 6pm-8pm.

Participating magicians include Michael Eaton, Jason Wethington, Kostya Kimlat, Mark Fitzgerald, David Maldo and more.

If this is something you’d like to check out, you can find an updated schedule online at See Live Magic, along with profiles of the participating magicians.

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