With recent restrictions put into place by the state, counties, and cities in Central Florida, dining in restaurants just isn’t happening right now.
But that doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t enjoy your favorite restaurant at all.
Many Orlando-area restaurants have adapted their offerings to service hungry patrons via take-out and delivery, and while we’ve covered some via our social media and our updated list of closures/postponements/cancellations, thankfully there are several other resources also finding restaurants still serving.
The Orlando Weekly closes out their bite:30 dining month event with Bite Night Orlando on June 30.
At Bite Night, sample from some of the city’s top local chefs and restaurants, all serving locally sources foods. Participating are Kevin Fonzo- K Restaurant Wine Bar; Henry Salgado- Txokos Basque Kitchen; Kathleen Blake The Rusty Spoon; Josh Oakley- The Smiling Bison; Park Plaza Gardens; Julie Petrakis- Cask & Larder; Sushi Pop; Santiago’s Bodega Orlando; Tako Cheena by Pom Pom; Range. a shared kitchen – Orlando, FL; Sweet By Holly; Whole Foods Market; The Strand; and Hamilton’s Kitchen.
Tickets are $40 in advance, and $50 at the door (if still available) and include food and drinks. A portion of ticket sales will benefit Edible Schoolyard OJA. Guests must be 21+, and cocktail attire is required.
For more info, or to buy tickets, visit BiteNightOrlando.com.
Bite30 is the new incarnation of Orlando Weekly’s longstanding Orlando Restaurant Week, and it offers great dining deals at local restaurants from June 1-30.
For 30 days, participating restaurants will offer prix fixe menus to adventurous diners at select price points. There are lunch menus for $10 and $15, as well as $15 and $30 dinner menus.
Among the restaurants participating are Artisan’s Table, B&B Junction, The Gnarly Barley, Marlow’s Tavern, Paxia Modern Mexican Restaurant, The Strand, and Txokos Basque Kitchen.
Bite30 is a great chance to try out new restaurants at a great price. For a complete list of all participating Orlando restaurants, along with their prix fixe menus, visit bite30.com.
Spend a fun day with your furkids at Puppy Love: The Event, at The Acre Orlando on Sunday, February 16.
This free event will feature many doggy-friendly vendors, a fun toy-chasing course from Swift Paws, a relay race, a doggy kissing contest, and more.
For the two-legged human guests, there will be food from the Tamale Co. Food Truck, and Philly’s Best Cheesesteaks, and beverages courtesy of The Hammered Lamb.
All friendly leashed and vaccinated dogs are welcome to this event, sponsored by Orlando Weekly, which will run from 1-5pm.
The Acre Orlando is located at 4421 Edgewater Drive.
Orlando Weekly, the city’s alternative weekly publication, is hosting their first Orlando Zombie Ball at Firestone Live in downtown Orlando on Wednesday, October 23.
Tickets for this spooky shindig are $10 in advance, and get you free drinks from 8pm -9pm, and live entertainment. Can’t afford $10? The Orlando Zombie Ball Facebook page has a code to get your ticket for FREE through Sunday, October 20.
Costumes are mandatory, and there is a costume contest with the chance to win up to $1,000 in cash prizes.
For more information, visit OrlandoZombieBall.com. Firestone Live is located at 578 N. Orange Ave.