Orlando Area Dining News Roundup May 19, 2018: Taste Central Florida, Habit Burger, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, and More

Taste! Central Florida Offers Great Food and Drink for a Local Cause

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: several new soon-to-be open restaurants, several closings, free burgers, and a ticket discount to one of the best foodie events of the year. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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Tickets for the 2018 Taste Central Florida event are now on sale. This year’s event takes place September 8, and benefits Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida.

Through May 31, use code KICKOFFORL to get 25% off tickets at centralfloridataste.org. You can read my recap from last year’s event to see how much fun it is for foodies! [Disclaimer: I’m a social media ambassador for the event]

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Orlando Dining News Round-Up June 10, 2016: The COOP, Oblivion Taproom, Maddey’s Craft & Cru

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up, chef’s dinners, new menus, new openings, charity events, and a closing. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

Chef James Petrakis of Cask & Larder will join Chef John Rivers for cooking demo and tasting at his restaurant, The COOP, on June 29

Special guest Chef James Petrakis of Cask & Larder will join Chef John Rivers for cooking demo and tasting at his Winter Park restaurant, The COOP, on June 29. The event is free, and starts at 6:30pm (though I recommend arriving early). Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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Orlando Dining Round-Up February 5, 2016: Nine Dragons, Rosen College, Orlando Brewing, Pharmacy

In this week’s dining news round-up, a closing, chef’s dinners, and new openings. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

Nine Dragons at Epcot's China Pavilion - General Tso Chicken

Nine Dragons at Epcot‘s China Pavilion has a new prix fixe lunch menu in honor of the Year of the Monkey. The menu offers three courses for $17.98: Appetizer of spring rolls or pot stickers; a choice of three entrées – Happily Family (with sliced chicken breast, beef and shrimp stir fry), Moo Goo Gai Pan (with stir-fried chicken breast, mushrooms and snow peas), OR General Tso’s Chicken Buns Lunch Box (with three steamed buns and hot-and-sour soup); dessert is strawberry-red bean ice cream or ginger-caramel ice cream.

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Orlando Dining Round-Up January 29, 2016: Fulton’s Crab House, Oblivion Taproom, Wahlburgers

In this week’s dining news round-up, a new brunch, a closing, chef’s dinners, and new openings. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

Fulton's Crab House - New Orleans BBQ Shrimp

Fulton’s Crab House at Disney Springs is now offering a Sunday Brunch. The seafood-centric restaurant’s brunch menu items include Crab and Asparagus Benedict ($22) with Lake Meadow Farms eggs, jumbo lump crab, asparagus, grilled Neuske bacon slab served on toasted challah and topped with lobster infused hollandaise, and the New Orleans BBQ Shrimp ($20) with a crispy 5-minute egg, buttermilk biscuits and a spicy black pepper butter sauce.

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Our Picks to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2015 in Orlando

St. Patrick’s Day is this Tuesday, March 17, so If you’re looking to get your Irish on, here are CitySurfing Orlando’s picks to do so.

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day 2015 in Orlando

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American Q at b resort and spa, Lake Buena Vista

American Q Whiskey SmashFrom 5pm-10pm, American Q will offer a special St. Paddy’s Day buffet with a barbeque spin on some Irish classics. The menu will include BBQ Corned Beef Brisket, Guinness & Lamb stew, Jameson baked beans, Charred Cabbage and House-made Irish Bangers.

Price for the buffet, which include carved meats, and the famous flatbed buffet is $34.95 for adults, and $10 for kids.

Wash it down with an American Q Whiskey Smash cocktail with Teeling’s Irish Whiskey, fresh mint and smoked dill pickles.

For more information, visit AmericanQ.com.
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Oblivion Taproom in Orlando to Release New Menu This Week

Home to some of Orlando’s best burgers, Oblivion Taproom will debut a new menu this week.

Oblivion TaproomHave no fear faithful eaters…the new menu isn’t all that different. Basically it’s new in that it has new items, not that it’s a whole new menu.

Among the new permanent menu items will be crowd favorite The Hog Wild burger, which is topped with cheddar, caramelized onions, barbecue sauce, a giant onion ring and, putting the “hog” in the title, chopped pork and house-made bacon.

Also new will be a Teriyaki burger, which is marinated in teriyaki sauce and topped with Asian cabbage slaw and wasabi aioli, along with a few new appetizers, and a new dessert.

You can check out the new menu for yourself on Tuesday, July 15, starting at 4pm, when they open. They also have 40 taps of great beers and Orlando’s largest cider collection.

Oblivion Taproom is located at 5101 E. Colonial Dr. For more information, visit obliviontaproom.com.

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