Orlando Area Dining News Round-Up For August 7, 2020: Pig Floyd’s, Framework Craft Coffee Bar, The New Standard, Paddlefish, Eola General, And More .. #OrlandoRestaurants #OrlandoFoodies

Tomato and Watermelon Salad (with crumbled feta, basil, and pickled onions), and the Roasted Beets salad (with pecan granola, goat cheese, orange slices, and a yogurt drizzle). 

Here is the latest Central Florida foodie and dining news to report on, including some dining events and pop-ups, new openings, new menus, dining deals, and much more.

Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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Bite30 Returns July 15-August 16, 2020 To Tantalize Taste Buds .. #Bite30 #Foodies #OrlandoRestaurants

Bite30 is Orlando Weekly's annual month long restaurant week

Bite30, Orlando Weekly’s annual month long “restaurant week” returns for 2020 from July 15 through August 16, with prix fixe menus from some of Orlando’s best restaurants.

During the foodie event, $30 will get the diner a full dinner of multiple courses showcasing the best of what each restaurant offers.

New for 2020, many of the participating restaurants will offer their Bite30 menus for takeout, for an additional $5, for those who don’t feel comfortable dining in a restaurant.

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks For Celebrating The 4th Of July 2020 .. #4thofJuly #Fireworks #Grilling

Here are CitySurfing Orlando's picks for where to celebrate Fourth of July in Central Florida

In a normal year, there are many ways to celebrate the 4th of July here in Orlando and Central Florida, from theme park events to city-sponsored events, and everything in between.

But 2020 is proving to be anything but normal, and due to COVID-19 safety precautions many of our regular patriotic picks simply aren’t happening.

You don’t have to put off celebrating July 4th completely, though. I have scoured press releases and the internet, and here are our picks for celebrating this year’s holiday:

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks For Father’s Day 2020 .. #FathersDay #VisitOrlando #OrlandoRestaurants

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Celebrating Father's Day in Orlando

So far the year has been pretty eventful, and it’s easy to lose track of days. But Father’s Day is this weekend, and if you still don’t have plans, I have some ideas for you to check out.

Here are CitySurfing Orlando’s picks for celebrating Father’s Day 2020 in the Orlando area:

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Swamp Sistas ‘La La Hope from Home’ 2020 Benefit Goes Virtual on May 16 (UPDATED with Brunch Menu) .. #SwampSistas #FeedHopeNow

Swamp Sistas La La Hope From Home: Virtual Brunch and Festival 2020 Benefit

Love local music? Like helping out local families in need? Then you’ll want to check out the Swamp Sistas annual “La La” event, which will go online for 2020.

On May 16, the Swamp Sistas La La Hope From Home: Virtual Brunch and Festival will be held via Facebook Live from 11am to 7pm.

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks For Cinco De Mayo 2020 In Central Florida .. #CincoDeMayo #OrlandoToGo

In the Orlando-area, there are several bars and restaurants that participate in Cinco de Mayo with parties and drink specials. Here are some of the best options we've found.

Cinco de Mayo is an annual holiday in Mexico, which commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over the French forces of Napoleon III on May 5, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla.

American’s celebrate Cinco de Mayo, too, but let’s be honest…it’s mostly an opportunity to celebrate Mexican culture, and enjoy adult Mexican beverages.

But in 2020, Cinco de Mayo will be celebrated for the most part at home due to COVID-19.

Thankfully several Orlando-area restaurants are stepping up with take-out meals and beverage kits for you to purchase for your own celebration.

Here are some of the best options I’ve found (some offerings are available on more than May 5, and are noted as such):

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