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October 16, 2017

FLORIDA - Because It’s Happy! BRIO Tuscan Grille Miami-Dade and Broward Locations Unveil Tantalizing Bar Bites & Cocktails on New Happy Hour Menu

South Florida — (Oct. 12, 2017) — There is so much to be happy about at BRIO Tuscan Grille, and now guests have more to celebrate with the restaurant’s new Bar Bites and cocktails! Available now on the new Happy Hour menu at BRIO’s Miami-Dade and Broward locations, the delicious chef-inspired Bar Bites and hand-crafted drinks are certain to bring a smile to guests’ faces.

BRIO locations in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties are at The Falls in Miami, Dolphin Mall in Miami, The Village at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, The Shops at Pembroke Gardens in Pembroke Pines, and Westfield Broward Mall in Plantation!

The new Happy Hour menu, available Monday–Friday during select hours, includes the following new additions:

Bar Bites
  • Shishito Pepper Hash: Crispy fingerling potatoes, feta, green onions, and Sriracha aioli ($5)
  • House-made Pickles: Fried crisp, with chile lime ranch ($4)
  • Potato Skins: Cheddar cheese sauce, Applewood bacon, green onions, and lime crema ($5)    

October 11, 2017

FLORIDA - Thrills and Chills! Bokamper’s 4th Annual Halloween Bash Brings Spooktacular Fun for Adults

Why let kids have all the fun on Halloween? Buy a one-of-a-kind costume and mark your calendars because Bokamper’s Fort Lauderdale will be celebrating its fourth annual Halloween Bash on Friday, October 27, 2017. At no cost, join BIG 105.9’s Paul Castronovo for a Halloween party unlike any other!

Dance and mingle the night away as you enjoy a live DJ, Halloween drink specials, signature cocktails crafted by our sponsors­­­, and a notoriously competitive costume contest with $10,000 worth of prizes. Don your most horrific, hilarious, sexy, or original costume for a chance to win unbelievable cash prizes including:

  • 1st Place – $5,000
  • 2nd place – $1,000
  • 3rd place – $750
  • Fan Favorite – $750
  • Best Group – $500
  • Funniest – $500
  • Most Original – $500
  • Scariest – $500
  • Sexiest – $500

October 10, 2017

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Pumpkin Spice Original Glazed® Doughnut is Back by Popular Demand for ‘Friday Night Spice’ and National Pumpkin Day

ORLANDO, Fla – (October 10, 2017) - Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is bringing back its popular fall treat, the Pumpkin Spice Original Glazed® doughnut, for a limited time in October, answering customers’ calls for more opportunities to enjoy this delicious fall indulgence.
On Friday, October 13 and 20, the Pumpkin Spice Original Glazed® doughnut will be available only after 6 p.m. for “Friday Night Spice.”
On Thursday, October 26, customers can enjoy the Pumpkin Spice Original Glazed® doughnut all day in celebration of National Pumpkin Day at participating Krispy Kreme shops across Central Florida:

October 4, 2017

FLORIDA - Florida Panthers Announce Bokampers Return as the Official Watch Party Location

Hockey is back! The Florida Panthers have announced that Bokampers will return as the team’s official watch party location for the 2017-2018 season.

Want to watch Friday’s season opener surrounded by Panthers fans? We’ve got you covered. The first watch party will take place on Friday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Bokampers in Plantation when the Panthers play their intrastate rivals the Tampa Bay Lightning in Tampa Bay. Bokampers will host seven watch parties throughout the Panthers season.

In addition to the action on TV, Bokampers will offer specials, giveaways, and games for guests including:

  • $9.99 “Panther Burger”
  • 5 for $15 Coors Light Buckets
  • $7.99 New Amsterdam Doubles
  • 10% Team Discount when in your Panther gear!

October 3, 2017

FLORIDA - BRIO Tuscan Grille Miami-Dade and Broward Locations Celebrate National Pasta Month (October) with Two-Course Pasta Lunch and Dinner Combos, Oct. 3–29

Lunch Combos Start at $14.95; 
Dinner Combos Start at $17.95

South Florida — (Oct. 2, 2017) — BRIO Tuscan Grille locations in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties are saying “cheers” to pasta in honor of National Pasta Month (October)! With its two-course pasta lunch and dinner combos, available Tuesday, Oct. 3–Sunday, Oct. 29, BRIO is pleased to celebrate this time-honored guest favorite with a select pasta dish, paired with a choice of soup or salad. Prices for the lunch combos start at $14.95; prices for the dinner combos start at $17.95.

BRIO locations in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties are at The Falls in Miami, Dolphin Mall in Miami, The Village at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, The Shops at Pembroke Gardens in Pembroke Pines, and Westfield Broward Mall in Plantation!

Two sweet story opportunities this week: The Americas Cake Fair to help raise awareness, stock supplies at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida as demand rises

With a huge influx of new residents from Puerto Rico expected in the coming months and the Thanksgiving / holidays approaching, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida (SHFBCF)’s need for food donations is rapidly increasing. The Americas Cake Fair is conducting two community outreach initiatives to help raise awareness for SHFBCF’s services and stock supplies of local emergency food pantries. Both events provide excellent visuals and interview opportunities.

September 30, 2017


LAS VEGAS (September 2017) – Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar in Las Vegas presents its most exclusive wine tasting and dining event to date on Thursday, Oct. 26, with Italy’s most esteemed winemaker, Gaja. Events will begin at 6 p.m. with a tasting of 12 exquisite Gaja wines (which range in price from $200 - $2,000 per bottle), followed by a four-course wine-pairing dinner with wine pairings at 7:30 p.m.

Located in the Piedmont region, Gaja was originally founded in the 19th century. Angelo Gaja, current president of the company, is credited with developing winemaking techniques that have revolutionized the industry throughout all of Italy. Famous mostly for its Barbaresco and Barolo wines, Gaia now also makes highly rated Brunello and Super-Tuscan varieties. Angelo’s daughter, Gaia, who along with her sister Rossana manage the day-to-day operations of Gaja today, will be the presenter for the evening.

September 28, 2017

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Turns National Coffee Day into #NationalCoffeeWeekend, Offering Free Coffee over Three Days

Guests will receive one free any sized hot brewed or small iced premium blend per day, Sept. 29 through Oct. 1

ORLANDO, Fla. (September 28, 2017) – Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Spreads spread the joy of National Coffee Day over an entire weekend, offering guests one free cup of coffee each day on Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 1. Customers can enjoy any sized hot brewed or small iced premium blend coffee for free at participating Krispy Kremeshops across Central Florida:

September 25, 2017

Enjoy The Flavors of Fall at TooJay’s

New, made-from-scratch turkey cranberry dishes, butternut squash soup and pumpkin flavored desserts signal that fall is here

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – TooJay’s, the restaurant known for its generous servings of homemade, New York deli favorites is introducing three seasonally-inspired dishes featuring turkey and cranberry, the traditional flavors of fall, from now through Sunday, December 31

September 23, 2017


HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. (Sept. 21, 2017) –The Mission Inn Resort & Club will showcase Alligator Bay Rums of Punta Gorda, Florida, at a gourmet five-course dinner prepared by the resort’s Executive Chef Billy Connolly, on September 30.     

Rum distiller Alexander Voss will guest host the spirited evening to showcase Alligator Bay’s traditional handcrafted collection of white, coconut, gold, and dark rums artfully paired with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.    

REVIEW - Brio Tuscan Grille's Fall Seasonal Favorites Menu

When a hurricane drives a weary evacuee your way, and you've been battling storm aftermath yourself, words cannot describe the appreciation of a good meal. What a perfect time to take advantage of the Fall Seasonal Favorites menu at BRIO Tuscan Grille! Through October 1st, BRIO offers guests the hearty flavors of autumn in a special menu including three dazzling entrees with seasonal wine pairings and a brilliantly fresh dessert. Chef Daniel was all too happy to give us a tour of these inventive creations.

BRIO serves authentic, Northern Italian fare. inspired by the flavors of Tuscany. There are BRIO locations in more than 20 U.S. states, including over a dozen in Florida. Our nearest BRIO is at Millenia Mall - a location with smartly maximized space, providing an assortment of tables and booths indoors and outdoors, as well as bar seating. Orlando's tourist corridor tends to relax on attire expectations, but it is safe to consider this one to be a notch above "casual".

September 19, 2017


Orlando’s Favorite Neighborhood Tavern Celebrates Fall with Food and Drink Features

ORLANDO, Fla. (September 18, 2017) – Marlow’s Tavern celebrates autumn with food and cocktail specials that highlight ingredients and flavors of the season. These dishes and libations reflect shifting temperatures and attitudes in the most delicious manner.
“Each year we look forward to cooler weather and seasonal produce that the fall season brings. Our team is excited to serve comforting, hearty dishes that feature fresh ingredients such as fennel, squash and apples. And of course, we are serving creative cocktails to complement these satisfying plates,” says John C. Metz, executive chef, CEO and co-founder of Marlow’s Tavern.  

September 16, 2017


The class will be held on Saturday, September 30 and will include a demonstration on how to make Paddlefish’s fan-favorite Lobster Guacamole at home

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (September 14 , 2017) -- Paddlefish, the iconic Disney Springs restaurant located aboard a luxurious steamboat, is inviting guests on board for its first-ever, “Rooftop Cocktails and Cooking 101” class. The class will be hosted next month on Saturday, September 30 at 2 p.m. on Paddlefish’s rooftop deck which offers an unprecedented view of Lake Buena Vista and Disney Springs.

During the two-hour-long class, guests will get to sample and learn how to make high-quality cocktails using ingredients they have at home as well how to pair wines for their next dinner or party. After that, Executive Chef Steve Richard will demonstrate how to make Paddlefish’s fan-favorite Lobster Guacamole.

Space for this event is limited. Tickets are available for $50 per person and can be purchased online at Eventbrite. For more information, please visit or call 407-934-2628.

About Paddlefish
Docked on the shores of Lake Buena Vista, Paddlefish is the only venue in Disney Springs to offer rooftop-level waterfront dining. Led by Executive Chef Steven Richard. Paddlefish’s menu features fresh seafood and interactive tableside experiences. Paddlefish is outfitted with several private dining rooms as well as a rooftop setting that can be rented out to accommodate groups of all sizes. Paddlefish seats 760 guests and is open for lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch and its rooftop deck is open for late night drinks and dining until 1 a.m. For more information, visit

September 14, 2017


LAS VEGAS (September 2017) – Enjoy handmade cocktails and savory small bites during OTTO Enoteca e Pizzeria’s new Happy Hour. While seated on the open patio situated in the heart of the Grand Canal Shoppes, guests can start the night with 50 percent off specialty cocktails, beer and well drinks with food specials. Happy Hour specials are served seven days a week from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the bar and antipasti counter.

September 12, 2017

REVIEW: Buca di Beppo - New Location at Celebration

If you have been a ComeSeeOrlando fan since the beginning, you may have caught my previous article on how to do Christmas, Italian-style at Buca di Beppo. Way back then (in 2013), I was reporting on a South Florida location, and hoping we had one closer than we did here in Central Florida (Maitland). Well, it seems that the Buca gods heard my plea, because they recently decided to grace us with a brand new location in Celebration, just minutes from my home. I don't think I've ever been so happy to have such a tempting assortment of calories so accessible, but I would gladly accept a few additional pounds for this! (Don't judge... there's a big menu to work through, after all. It's my duty!)

September 2, 2017

BRAVO Cucina Italiana Celebrates 25 Years! BRAVO Dellagio Thanks Guests ​with Special Menu Features, Offers & Events, Aug. 8–Sept. 5

Orlando, Fla. — It’s been 25 years of fresh, high-quality Italian food and delicious drinks; a lively Italian-style atmosphere, and good times at BRAVO Cucina Italiana! In celebration of this incredible milestone, BRAVO Dellagio is offering special menu features, events, a social media contest and more, from Aug. 8–Sept. 5, 2017. BRAVO is owned by BRAVO | BRIO Restaurant Group, Inc. (BBRG).

“It’s an honor for us to reach our 25th year serving our loyal guests,” said Brian T. O’Malley, president and chief executive officer of BBRG. “We are proud to offer an exciting lineup of great new additions to our menu, as well as wonderful incentives for guests to celebrate with us at one of our 49 restaurants across the country.”

BRIO Orlando Area Locations End Summer with Refreshing Watermelon-Inspired Sips; Welcome Fall with Special Seasonal Dishes, and Two-Course Early Dinner Combo

Orlando, Fla. —  The transition from summer to fall will be a delicious one at BRIO Tuscan Grille locations at Mall at Millenia in Orlando and Winter Park Village in Winter Park! Not only are the restaurants offering watermelon-inspired seasonal sips now through Sunday, Aug. 27 (at the special price of $5 during Happy Hour), but starting on Tuesday, Aug. 8, they will present special fall seasonal dishes, as well as two-course early dinner combo packages.

Watermelon-Inspired Seasonal Sips — available now through Aug. 27 
During Happy Hour, the following drinks are available for the special price of $5:

  • Tuesdays: Melon-Rita: Fresh watermelon, Jose Cuervo, fresh lime juice, salted rim ($8.50 at times other than Happy Hour) 
  • Wednesdays: Melon-Kick Martini: Fresh watermelon, Bacardi Limon, apple juice, lime, jalapeño ($8.50 at times other than Happy Hour) 
  • Thursdays: Melon-Berry Mojito: Fresh watermelon, strawberries, mint, Cruzan Strawberry Rum, fresh lime juice ($7.75 at times other than Happy Hour) 

August 26, 2017

Sharks Underwater Grill Prepares for Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month

Limited-Time Offer for Big Savings on a Three-Course-Dinner Alongside Sharks

(ORLANDO, Fla.) August 25, 2017 – Recently recognized by Zagat this year as an excellent eatery, Sharks Underwater Grill, the fine dining restaurant at SeaWorld Orlando, is the only establishment in a theme park participating in Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month sponsored by American Express.

Each fall, Visit Orlando teams up with over 100 local restaurants to offer incredible three-course-dinners for an amazing value: $35 per person.During Magical Dining Month, guests can make a reservation at Sharks Underwater Grill and select an appetizer, dinner, and dessert at this limited-time rate. Decadent lobster bisque, creamy seafood pasta, savory filet mignon and dreamy Key Lime pie are just a few items from the special edition menu for diners can choose from.

TooJay’s Announces Partnership with Feeding Florida

One dollar from every Peach Tea or Strawberry Lemonade sold in September will be donated to Feeding Florida

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (August 23, 2017) – TooJay's, the restaurant known for its generous servings of homemade New York deli favorites, is pleased to announce its partnership with Feeding Florida, a statewide network of Feeding America food banks providing a healthy, adequate and consistent food supply to those in need.

From Friday, September 1 through Saturday, September 30, $1 of every Peach Tea or Strawberry Lemonade sold by TooJay’s will be donated to Feeding Florida. Every $1 donated provides 11 meals through the Feeding Florida network. TooJay’s will donate up to $10,000. Guests can also make donations by rounding up their check throughout the month of September.

August 20, 2017

REVIEW: Coca-Cola Store at Disney Springs

I've visited the Coca-Cola Store at Disney Springs a handful of times since it opened just over a year ago (on July 2, 2016, to be precise). I've gone to gawk at the treasure trove of Coca-Cola merchandise sprawled across two floors in the shop - clothing, accessories, home decor, kitchenwares, polar bear gear - and, speaking of polar bears... I may have popped in just for photo shoots a couple times with a furry friend who resides on the second floor - don't judge.