Orlando Area Dining News Round-Up For January 15, 2021: Gideon’s Bakehouse, Portillo’s, Major’s Project Pop, And More .. #OrlandoRestaurants #OrlandoFoodies

Gideon's Bakehouse - Santas White Christmas cookie

Here is the latest Central Florida foodie and dining news to report on new restaurants, limited time menu items, vegan offerings, grand openings, and so much more.

Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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Out and About: Lunch at Hawkers Asian Street Food in Windermere .. @EatHawkers #OrlandoRestaurants #VisitOrlando

Hawkers Asian Street Fare dining review

It’s been a while since I last ate at Hawkers Asian Street Food, so when I stopped by its Windermere location recently to check out their limited Holiday Cocktails menu, I decided to enjoy lunch, as well.

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks For New Year’s Eve 2020 .. #NYE #VisitOrlando

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Celebrating New Year's Eve in Orlando

We’re almost there…the end of 2020…and I know we all want to blow the doors off kicking this year gone this New Year’s Eve. But we’re also still in the pandemic, so we have to be careful about crowds and make sure we wear our masks.

If you choose to celebrate this New Year’s Eve outside of your house, do it safely, and perhaps at one of these picks which are either outdoors, limited capacity dinners and events, or take home dinner packages (prices do not include tax or gratuities):

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Out and About: Holiday Cocktails at Hawkers Asian Street Fare .. @eathawkers

Holiday Drinks at Hawkers Asian Street Fare

Hawkers Asian Street Fare has a new limited-time menu of holiday cocktails, and I visited their Windermere location this weekend to check them out.

The quartet of drinks are not only tasty, but are fun, too! Here’s a rundown of these limited libations:

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Pick for 2020 Christmas Dining in Orlando .. #Christmas #OrlandoHolidays #OrlandoRestaurants

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Christmas Dinner in Orlando 2014

We’re almost to the end of 2020 and Christmas is almost upon us. But with the pandemic affecting all of us, gatherings need to be smaller and safer.

If you’d like to eat out in a small group, or order for take-out to have at home, here are our picks for enjoying your Christmas dinner.

Please note: all take-out orders need to be pre-ordered for pick-up before the holiday, and many have deadlines as noted. Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended for in-person dining. Prices do not include taxes or gratuity.

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Out and About: Dr. Phillips Center Frontyard Festival Local Offerings .. @DrPhillipsCtr #FrontyardFestival #OrlandoArts #LocalMusic #Fitness

Frontyard Festival at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

A few days ago, I brought you all the news about the first month of headlining concerts coming to the Frontyard Festival at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

While the line-up has some amazing shows that will be of interest to just about every musical taste, the festival will be offering so much more to Orlando and Central Florida.

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Central Florida and Orlando Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals For 2020 *UPDATED* .. #BlackFriday #CyberMonday #LoveOrlando

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday deals

If you’ve been thinking of gifting an annual pass to a local theme park or attraction to a loved one (or yourself), a staycation at a hotel/resort, or giving other local gifts like restaurant certificates, here are some great 2020 Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals you should be aware of.

Some deals run the entire weekend, some for one day only. They are marked when each deal is valid for purchase. And for more information on a deal, or to purchase, click the red link for each offer.

In 2020, Black Friday is November 27; Small Business Saturday is November 28; and Cyber Monday is November 30.

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks For Celebrating #Thanksgiving 2020 In Orlando

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Celebrating Thanksgiving in Orlando

Thanksgiving is almost upon us, but 2020 is not giving us the usual holiday. The pandemic is affecting all of us, and gatherings need to be smaller and safer.

If you’d like to eat out in a small group, or order for take-out to have at home, here are our picks for enjoying your Thanksgiving dinner.

Please note: most take-out orders need to be in by this weekend for pick-up before the holiday, and all need to be pre-ordered. Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended for in-person dining.

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Orlando Area Dining News Round-Up For November 13, 2020: Hawkers, Firehouse Subs, Pig Floyd’s, Tapa Toro, Gideons Bakehouse, White Castle, First Watch, And More .. #OrlandoRestaurants #OrlandoFoodies

Hawkers Asian Street Fare - Thanks & Giving Bao

Here is the latest Central Florida foodie and dining news to report on, including dining specials, new restaurants, limited menu items, and so much more.

Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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2020 Local Veterans Day Deals in Central Florida .. #VeteransDay2020

Veterans Day Specials in Central Florida

As with most holidays this year, Veterans Day 2020 will look and feel different, but there are still many Central Florida attractions and restaurants who are offering deals to honor those who have served.

Here are the deals specifically for veterans, U.S. Armed Forces members and military families:

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Out and About: Mia’s Italian Kitchen Weekend “Bottomless Brunch” .. @MiasItalian_Orl #OrlandoBrunch #OrlandoRestaurants

Mia's Italian Kitchen - pasta

Mia’s Italian Kitchen on I-Drive serves up a great menu of Italian classics, and we were recently invited to check out the restaurant’s “Bottomless Brunch.”

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Orlando Weekly’s Burger Week Offers $5 Burger Deals Nov. 4-18, 2020 .. #BurgerWeek #Foodies @OrlandoWeekly

The Habit Burger Grill Charburger was named the best tasting burger in America in July 2014 in a comprehensive survey conducted by one of America's leading consumer magazines.

If you love food, chances are you love a good burger, and starting today, November 4, the Orlando Weekly is hosting its annual Orlando Burger Week.

Through November 18, 2020, participating restaurants will be offering $5 burger specials to enjoy (most available for take out for an additional $5 fee).

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Local Specials for Those Who Vote in Central Florida .. #Vote #VotingDeals

Local Specials for Those Who Vote in Central Florida

The 2020 election comes to a head on Tuesday, November 3, and some Orlando area businesses are rewarding those who vote with specials and deals.

After you take the time to vote, you can enjoy the following:

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Out and About: Burger World Tour Dining at Teak Neighborhood Grill .. #OrlandoRestaurants #DiningReview @TeakOrlando

Teak Neighborhood Grill - burgers

Teak Neighborhood Grill recently hosted their 2nd Burger World Tour and a friend and I caught the tail end of it. It was our first time eating at Teak, and we picked the MetroWest/Orlando location.

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Out and About: Bottomless Brunching at Cafe Tu Tu Tango in Orlando .. @CafeTuTuTangoFL #OrlandoBrunch #OrlandoRestaurants

Bottomless Brunching at Cafe Tu Tu Tango

Could anything be better than brunch at Cafe Tu Tu Tango for a foodie? What if I tell you they offer a Bottomless Brunch? Uh huh…and I was recently invited to try it out.

Cafe Tu Tu Tango is known for its great food served Tapas style for sharing, and the brunch menu offers some of those favorite dishes, along with brunch-only offerings. And while they are available a la carte, the smart bruncher will go with the “Bottomless” option to sample a little of everything.

Which is what my friend and I did, on a recent Saturday. We started our brunch with savory and finished sweet, splitting each dish.

Here’s a rundown of our picks, and what I thought of them:

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