It’s almost Mother’s Day, and 2021 is starting to look a lot better than last year for celebrating your mom/mother figure.
Many restaurants and attractions are back open, and offering special deals or dinners/brunches to enjoy. Plus, a lot of people are getting vaccinated, making it safer to spend time together.
I’ve perused all the listings and press emails, and here are CitySurfing Orlando’s picks for celebrating moms on Mother’s Day, May 9, 2021. All prices do not include tax or gratuity (please don’t forget to tip!). Under the restaurant list are some fun events happening to enjoy with mom, too.
In addition to offering luxury shopping and dining, Orlando’s Mall at Millenia is teaming with the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for an exhibit called “Out of This World Immersive Experience.”
This time of year, we’d normally be offering up a huge list of Easter dining and family events for you to enjoy, but 2021 is different with COVID-19 and the quarantine.
Thankfully, with more people getting vaccinated, local restaurants and other businesses are offering more Easter brunches and dinners, as well as fun Easter-themed things to do as a family.
So if you’re celebrating Easter this year, here is our list of dining and events worth checking out. Please be careful – wear your masks and social distance. Restaurants listed have pledged to observe COVID safety protocols.
In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: new openings, a limited menu, a dinner package, and an outdoor festival. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…
Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa has announced they are expanding with a second location in the Lake Nona Village on Narcoosee Road. Owner Thomas ‘Tito’ Ward is planning for a Spring 2017 opening.
Pottery Barn Kids and the Dr. Phillips Center invite kids of all ages to meet the star of the hit Broadway show Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, at Story time with The Grinch on Tuesday, December 8.
The event starts at 11am, and kids can enjoy a reading of the famous storybook, take pictures, and mingle with the only ‘WHO’ who hates Christmas.
Four Seasons Resorts have been sending a food truck on a tour of the east coast, and it will arrive in Orlando October 27 and 28.
The menu will feature street-food creations by Executive Chef Fabrizio Schenardi of Ravello restaurant at Four Seasons Resort Orlando, including Italian favourites such as pressed rosemary focaccia sandwich and bomboloni doughuts.
The food truck will be at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort (10100 Dream Tree Boulevard, Golden Oak) from 2pm-5pm on Monday, October 27.
On Tuesday, October 28, it will be at The Mall at Millenia in the Neiman Marcus parking lot from 11am-2pm, then move to the Winter Park Library in Winter Park from 5pm-7pm.
At each of the stops, visitors can enter to win a Food & Fashion prize giveaway, including a $250 gift card courtesy of The Mall at Millenia, paired with a $150 gift certificate to enjoy dinner at Ravello at Four Seasons Resort Orlando.
Crave Restaurant has posted to its Facebook page that its Orlando location, near the Mall at Millenia, has officially closed permanently.
It opened a little over four years ago, in the location of the former Village Tavern, and billed itself as an American eatery that specialized in sushi, as well.
No reason was given for the closing, though speculation ranges from having a hard to get into location near the corner of Conroy Rd and Millenia Blvd. to just not having the sales to justify the overhead of keeping it open so close to the pricey mall.
At any rate, if you crave Crave, the next closest location is all the way down in Coral Gables. Sorry Cravers.
Celebrate Fashion Week at The Mall at Millenia and enjoy fashion shows, in-store activities and trunk shows, guest appearances, champagne receptions, and more. The event runs Sept 12 through Sept 19.
There will also be special events during the week, including the I.A.D.T. Fashion Show (Sept 13 @ 7pm), Neiman Marcus Presents Project Beauty (Sept 14 @ 10am), Fashion For All fashion show (Sept 14 @ 2pm), Runway to Hope Champagne Brunch (Sept 14 @ 9:30am), and Fashion’s Night In fashion show (Sept 19 @ 6pm).
Most events are free, though some require reservations. For full details on The Mall at Millenia’s Fashion Week 2013, visit mallatmillenia.com.
The Mall at Millenia is located at 4200 Conroy Road (at I-4 and Conroy Rd).