Orlando Area Dining News Roundup June 16, 2018: Cask & Larder, Pizza Bruno, Pharmacy, Paddlefish, and More

Pizza Bruno is relaunching their Brunch every Saturday and Sunday

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: special dinners, restaurant promotions, new menu items, and more. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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On Tuesday, June 19, Cask & Larder will team up with Pizza Bruno for a “tap takeover” in honor of the late Anthony Bourdain. It will be held at Pizza Bruno, and 10 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the National Suicide Prevention Line in memory of the world-renowned chef. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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Orlando Area Dining News Roundup June 9, 2018: Homecoming, Kadance, King Bao, and More

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: several new soon-to-be open restaurants, a new Sunday brunch, and more. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming restaurant at Disney Springs is now offering HFK Rise & Shine Brunch every Sunday from 10am to 2pm. A la carte menu items will include Fried Chicken and House-made Sugar Doughnuts, Shrimp & Grits, Short Rib Hash, and an open-faced Big Biscuit topped with poached eggs, griddled country ham and house-made hollandaise sauce. The regular menu will also be available from 11am on.

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Orlando Area Dining News Roundup June 1, 2018: Zero Degrees, Paddlefish, Pharmacy, and More

Zero Degrees restaurant menu items

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: several new soon-to-be open restaurants, new menu items, special food and wine events, and free beer. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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Central Florida Foodie Events For June 2018

Oysters at Paddlefish at Disney Springs

Can you believe it’s the start of summer already? Well, don’t worry…there are still plenty of great food and drink events to make your foodie cravings happy during the month of June 2018.

Here are some you’ll want to add to your calendar:

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks for Celebrating Mother’s Day 2018

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Where to Dine on Mother's Day

Looking for something to do with your mom this Sunday for Mother’s Day? Orlando has you covered from fancy buffets and special menus to free and discounted admission to attractions and shows.

Here are CitySurfing Orlando’s picks for Mother’s Day 2018:

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Orlando Area Dining News Roundup May 5, 2018: Voodoo Doughnut, À La Cart Street Food and Craft Beer, Henry’s Depot, and More

Voodoo Doughnut grand opening at Universal Orlando CityWalk May 2018

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: several openings, special menu items, and a wine dinner. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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Voodoo Doughnut is now officially open at Universal CityWalk at Universal Orlando and is the first Voodoo Doughnut on the east coast. Co-founders Kenneth “Cat Daddy” Pogson and Tres Shannon led the celebration, where – for the very first time live in person – they introduced the brand icon, the Baron of Voodoo Doughnut.

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Out and About: Enjoying Brews and Food at The Polite Pig at Disney Springs

Coffee-Rubbed Brisket and Whiskey Caramel Brussels Sprouts

You might not think you can get good BBQ at Disney Springs, but thanks to the opening of The Polite Pig in April 2017, you now can.

I recently attended a beer and food pairing at the eatery, but they were nice enough to let me try a few other items, as well.

The Polite Pig is from the same people that brought you the outstanding Ravenous Pig and Cask & Larder, so I expected a quality selection of BBQ, and I wasn’t disappointed.

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Orlando Area Dining News Roundup April 22, 2018: Krispy Kreme, Susuru, Little Blue Donut Co, and More

Earlier this year, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts held a poll and let fans vote on what the next specialty glaze should be. Lemon won, and it will be available in all Central Florida Krispy Kreme locations for one week only from April 23-29, 2018.

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: several new soon-to-be open restaurants, a new happy hour, and doughnuts. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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Earlier this year, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts held a poll and let fans vote on what the next specialty glaze should be. Lemon won, and it will be available in all Central Florida Krispy Kreme locations for one week only from April 23-29, 2018.

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Orlando Area Dining News Roundup April 14, 2018: Hawkers, K Restaurant, Sus Hi Eatstation, and More

Hawkers Asian Street Fare will be opening its second Central Florida location at The Grove in Windermere on Wednesday, April 18.

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: several new soon-to-be open restaurants, and an anniversary special. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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Hawkers Asian Street Fare will be opening its second Central Florida location at The Grove in Windermere on Wednesday, April 18 [update: New open date is Monday, April 23]. The restaurant features 4500-sq-ft, with 150 seats and a dog-friendly patio (above photo).

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Crossroads Shopping Center Near Disney to Close for I-4 Expansion Project

After 20 years of operation, it looks like the Crossroads of Lake Buena Vista shopping center will be closed to make way for new ramps planned for the I-4 Ultimate Expansion project.

After 20 years of operation, it looks like the Crossroads of Lake Buena Vista shopping center will be closed to make way for new ramps planned for the I-4 Ultimate Expansion project.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is currently negotiating to buy the Crossroads, according to Growth Spotter, and they have the lone appraisal of $145 million for the property.

FDOT plans to eventually reconfigure an Interstate 4 interchange at State Road 535 with a design that would require demolition of the shopping center.

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Orlando Area Dining News Roundup April 7, 2018: Tijuana Flats, Lion’s Pride, DOMU, and More

Tijuana Flats burrito with beans and rice.

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: several new soon-to-be open restaurants, and special dinner events.  Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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The Habit Charity Challenge Will Take Place April 7 at all Central Florida Habit Burger Grill Locations

Habit Burger Grill's new Guacamole Crunch Charburger featuring the juicy, award-winning Charburger topped with a perfectly crisp tostada shell, fresh, house made guacamole pico de gallo, melted cheese, and a zesty, ancho chile lime sauce made in house. The new, south-of-the-border inspired Charburger is served on a toasted sesame seed bun with crisp, shredded lettuce, tomato and pickles.

Want to enjoy a delicious meal while giving back to your local community? Join the “Make Giving A Habit” charity challenge on Saturday, April 7, at all three Central Florida locations of Habit Burger Grill.

Enjoy award-winning Charburgers, signature sandwiches, hand-cut salads, and more all while giving back to the local community!

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Central Florida Foodie Events For April 2018

D-Luxe Burger at Disney Springs - burgers

April 2018 offers a lot of spring dining for Central Florida foodies. There are so many special dinners and food festivals happening all month long.

Here are some of the great food and drink events you might want to check out:

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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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