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October 12, 2019

Hemingway’s Restaurant at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Celebrates Grand Re-opening with Refreshed Design and Menu

Featuring Flavors and Aromas of Key West, Cuba and Spain
ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 11, 2019) – Established in 1984, Hemingway’s is Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress’ premier seafood restaurant featuring cuisine from the places and travels of Ernest Hemingway. Our chefs have created dishes with the flavors and aromas of Key West, Cuba and Spain which provide endless inspiration to create modern and updated classic menu selections.
The re-imagined restaurant seats 120 guests in a stylish, fresh environment with floor to ceiling windows, multi-level areas for private and group dining, nautical and literary touches and finishes, sleek stone surfaces and metals that blend and reflect Florida’s natural beauty.

October 9, 2019

Top New York City Bakery, Café d’Avignon, Announces Expansion with All-New Orlando Location

Café is slated to open newest location at Margaritaville’s Sunset Walk this fall

ORLANDO, Fla. (October 9, 2019)  Café d’Avignon, a local NYC bakery and café best known for its artisanal, always-fresh, handmade breads and pastries, is set to open its doors for Orlando locals and tourists this fall. Café d’Avignon was established in 2012 at the historic Plaza Hotel. It was created by the same team behind Pain d’Avignon, an artisanal bread bakery that has been supplying Michelin starred restaurants and top hotels from New York to Boston for the last 25 years. Café d’Avignon operates five retail stores throughout New York City, and will be opening five new locations in Orlando, FL beginning in late 2019. The first new store will be located in the heart of Kissimmee at Central Florida’s most sought-after entertainment complex, Margaritaville’s Sunset Walk. This location will be the first Café d’Avignon store outside of New York City. 

“The Café d’Avignon brand is the perfect complement to the serene resort lifestyle of Margaritaville Resort Orlando,” said Alex Nikitin, a partner of Café d’Avignon Orlando.  “Committed to quality, the bakery uses top of the line, carefully selected and sourced ingredients to ensure the finest and boldest flavors possible with guaranteed freshness.
Guests can indulge in a range of signature sweet and savory items including quiches, scones, tartines, croissants, breakfast sandwiches, cookies, and more.”

The menu mixes authentic French dishes like Croque Monsieur and Quiche Lorraine with American classics like a Turkey Club and Avocado Toast. The cafe’s bold stand-out crossovers, such as the Baklava Croissant or Banana Bread pudding, really demonstrate Café d’Avignon’s expertise for innovation and delicious precision. The Orlando cafe will also offer the best smoked salmon from one of NYC’s oldest, and highly revered, gourmet shops, Russ & Daughters. These high-end breakfast and lunch offerings are made fresh out of the oven on-site daily.

Keep an Eye Out: Krispy Kreme's New ‘Monster Batch’ Doughnuts Creating Delicious Halloween Mayhem Now through Oct. 31

Customers in costume at shops will collect FREE doughnut “reward” on Halloween 
ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 9, 2019) – Krispy Kreme’s new Monster Batch Doughnuts have snuck out of Krispy Kreme shops across the country and have their eye on sweetening Halloween experiences throughout the month.

The Monster Batch – a new collection of deliciously mischievous treats – was first spotted leaving Krispy Kreme shops this week. “Authorities” say the doughnuts will be making appearances at Halloween parties and gatherings by the dozens leading up to and on Halloween, Oct. 31. Offices, schools and homes are believed to be the Monster Batch’s main destinations.


The Chicago Restaurant introduces its plans for a new location in The Village at O-Town West development

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (October 9, 2019) – Iconic Chicago restaurant, Portillo’s is proud to announce its forthcoming Lake Buena Vista, Florida location. Marking the brand’s first Orlando-area site, Portillo’s Lake Buena Vista joins two other Sunshine State restaurants in Tampa and Brandon.

The site for the newest Portillo’s location is part of Unicorp National Development’s upcoming project, The Village at O-Town West. Portillo’s will occupy the corner of Palm Parkway and Daryl Carter Boulevard at the front of the development’s 80,000 square feet retail center.

October 8, 2019

Liam Fitzpatrick’s Restaurant And Irish Pub Hosts The 11th Annual Colonial Town Park “Halloween Block Party” On Saturday, October 26

 Home of the Biggest Block Parties in North Orlando Dishes Out Another Legendary Event for Halloween 2019 Featuring Live DJ Entertainment, All-Night Drinks Specials, Spooktacular Costume Contests and Supporting Orlando City Youth Soccer

Orlando, FL (October 8, 2019) – North Orlando’s block party and nightlife destination is back to do what they do best — put on another spectacular block party.  Liam Fitzpatrick’s Restaurant and Irish Pub joins together with Colonial Town Park plaza neighbors Graffiti Junction, Dexter’s of Lake Mary, Duffy’s Sports Grill, and F&D Cantina to throw the 11th annual “Halloween Block Party” on Saturday, October 26, 2019 starting at 8pm.  Trick or treat yourself to the free event open to the public.  All guests (21 & up) are invited to drink, dance and show off their scariest looks outside Liam Fitzpatrick’s and around the festive plaza, while enjoying two live DJ’s spinning throughout the night, tasty brews and bites and the area’s biggest costume contest awarding $1000 in cash prizes for the winners.   

Liam’s Halloween Block Party supports Orlando City Youth Soccer, who will be on site collecting donations and receiving 100% of proceeds from a specialty Halloween shot available all night at their tent.  Orlando City Youth Soccer is the preeminent youth club in Central Florida, whose core values are player development, parental guidance, coaches education and community outreach.

“Our block parties are a must-see in Central Florida, and we are excited to bring the community another round of delicious drinks, food and Halloween fun,” says General Manager Dominick Coloni.  “We are happy to join back together with our plaza neighbors and support Orlando City Youth Soccer, and we look forward to seeing all of our patrons come out for another unforgettable event.”

Experience the 11th annual Halloween Block Party hosted by Liam Fitzpatrick’s Restaurant and Irish Pub at Colonial Town Plaza located at 951 Market Promenade Ave., Suite 1115, Lake Mary, FL 32746.  For more information, call 407-936-3782 or visit:

About Liam Fitzpatrick’s Restaurant and Irish Pub
Successfully operating since April of 2008, Liam Fitzpatrick’s welcomes guests with it traditional Irish pub exterior, rich wood furnishings and accents, large dining room, fully stocked bar and pub area and private dining room.  Lively and festive day to late night, Liam’s provides the perfect setting for any occasion whether it’s a business lunch, a gathering with old friends or a celebration with new ones.  With a wide-ranging menu of great home-cooked food to suit every taste and pouring some of the best beers and wines in the world, Liam’s delivers an unmatched experience in the warmest hospitality.  Liam’s is open daily for lunch, dinner and happy hour and offers Saturday and Sunday brunch service.  Hours of operation are Monday 11am-11pm, Tuesday through Thursday 11am-12am, Friday 11am-2am, Saturday 10:30am-2am and Sunday 10:30am-11pm.  For more information, call 407-936-3782 or visit

October 3, 2019

Orange County Brewers Lake Mary Announces Grand Opening This Saturday, October 5

Central Florida’s Popular Brewery Brand Starts Serving Tasty Brews in Seminole County

Orlando, FL (October 1, 2019) – After much anticipation, Central Florida’s popular, full-service craft brewery and brew pub “Orange County Brewers” announces their grand opening in Lake Mary this Saturday, October 5.  The 3,600 square foot location in Park Lane Plaza is the first brewery in Lake Mary.  It features OCB’s signature brightly colored, industrial taproom design with heavy wood accents, an open floor plan, a large outdoor seating area, ample parking and a full kitchen serving delicious burgers, sandwiches and salads.  OCB Lake Mary will carry a variety of 12 to 16 different style of beers on tap, including IPAs, Lager, Pilsner, Amber, Weizenbach, Schwarzebier, NEIPA and Blonde Ale, plus host occasional live music.
The general public is invited to the all-day grand opening celebration of Orange County Brewers this Saturday, October 5 from Noon to 8pm.  The brewery will release their New England IPA, Pilsner and special Oktoberfest.  Plus, save-the-date for OCB Lake Mary’s Oktoberfest event on Saturday, October 19, Halloween party on Thursday, October 31 and Oyster Fest coming mid-November.

September 21, 2019

Seasonal Favorites Return to TooJay’s Deli for the Fall Season

Delicious Rewards Members enjoy half off pumpkin desserts from September 23-27

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (September 19, 2019) – As we bid goodbye to summer and welcome the signs of fall, TooJay’s Deli is kicking off the season with new and returning festive dishes and desserts.

Among the selection of TooJay’s homemade and fall-favorite dishes available now through Sunday, December 29 are the following:

Krispy Kreme® Debuts the Latest Innovation in Coffee with Limited Release Original Filled Coffee Kreme Doughnut for National Coffee Day

The new Original Filled doughnut will fuel the week leading up to Krispy Kreme’s one-day-only free doughnut and coffee offer at participating shops Sunday, Sept. 29
ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 19, 2019) – This National Coffee Day, the newest innovation in the “beverage” category will be brewed in doughnut form. Americans can have their coffee and eat it too, with Krispy Kreme’s new Original Filled Coffee Kreme Doughnut, an iconic Original Glazed® doughnut with Coffee Kreme filling. The limited release doughnut is available for one week beginning Monday, Sept. 23 at all Krispy Kreme shops throughout Central Florida:
The new doughnut will satisfy fans’ coffee cravings through National Coffee Day, when Krispy Kreme sweetens the deal with an even bigger perk: on Sunday, Sept. 29, guests can enjoy one free Original Glazed doughnut AND one free brewed coffee, no purchase necessary.
This “hot” deal will bring together coffee and doughnuts for the most irresistible offer on the market, because Krispy Kreme believes National Coffee Day is incomplete without doughnuts.

September 16, 2019


ORLANDO, FL, September 16, 2019 - Thousands of new products and services from 400 exhibiting companies for restaurants, caterers and foodservice establishments were introduced during this week's Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show and Healthy Food Expo Florida being held together at the Orange County Convention Center.   Several Awards were presented, including:
The  Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show and Healthy Food Expo are produced and managed by Clarion UX, and sponsored by the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association.  The trade show and conference provide industry professionals access to the hottest menu trends, state of the art design and decor, a renowned education program, several culinary demonstrations, and 400+ of the leading vendors and purveyors dedicated to serving the restaurant & foodservice community. For more information, visit

September 12, 2019


Dinner Show Includes Four-Course Menu and Entertainment by See Magic Live
ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 12, 2019) – Tantalize the senses at Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster during Orlando’s most thrilling dinner show. Enjoy the award-winning flavors of a four-course menu while Kostya Kimlat and his team of See Magic Live magicians tease the eyes with an interactive live performance.

“Our Evening of Magic dinner show is the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion or simply enjoy an intimate evening with friends and family,” says Owner Alice Christner. “We guarantee you are in for an entertaining experience of fascinating mysteries and delectable food and wine.”

September 9, 2019

Huey Magoo’s Chicken Tenders Now Open In Daytona Beach


Central Florida’s Greatest Tasting Chicken Tenders Brand Celebrates Its First Location In Volusia County, Florida

Orlando, FL (September 9, 2019) – Following nine successful restaurants in Central Florida and major plans to expand to multiple cities throughout the Southeast, Huey Magoo’s celebrates the grand opening of the first location in Daytona Beach, Florida today, President and CEO Andy Howard announces.  The 2,000 square foot store, which seats 60 guests, is owned by skilled new Huey Magoo’s Franchisee Evan Klingman, who brings 27 years of management experience in the food service industry to the fast-growing brand.  Daytona Beach is the first of three Huey Magoo’s restaurants that Klingman plans to open in Volusia County over the next two to three years.

September 5, 2019

Teak Neighborhood Grill Serves Up $5 Burgers All Month Long For Teak’s Inaugural “Burger World Tour”

Enjoy a Different One of Teak’s Most Popular, Unique and Delicious, Award Winning Burgers Every Day in September for Only $5

Orlando, FL (September 5, 2o19) – No one serves up burgers better than Teak Neighborhood Grill, and now, the home of Central Florida’s best burgers is offering their top-rated, tasty burgers at a discounted price.  For the entire month of September, Teak is introducing their “Burger World Tour” and featuring a different burger every day for only $5.  From Teak’s popular “Drunken Monk” and “Cronie Burger” to their mouthwatering “OMG Burger” and “Waffle Burger”, all the burger favorites off Teak’s ever-evolving main menu and Underground Menu are showcased in their Burger World Tour this month.

September 2, 2019

GUIDE - Celebrating National Beer Lovers Day in Orlando

Beer and the process of brewing it are rich in history, tradition, and evolution. National Beer Lover’s Day is observed annually on September 7th, paying tribute to the tradition, and to cerevisaphiles - those who love one of the world's most popular alcoholic drinks!


  • The first President of the United States recorded a recipe for brewing beer in his notes. 
  • Many early recipes and origins of brewing in America stemmed from German immigrants.
  • Beer has been around for centuries dating as far back as the Egyptians and Romans. 
  • Women did the majority of beer brewing in ancient Egypt.
  • An ancient Egyptian document lists 17 types of beer, with names like joy-bringer and heavenly.
  • Nowadays, Craft beer is a thriving business and breweries are becoming wildly popular.
  • The beer industry in the United States turns annual profits of over 100 billion dollars.
  • In 1983, there were 49 licensed breweries in the U.S.; by the end of 2017, there were 8,863.
  • The largest brewery in the world is Anheuser-Busch, maker of Budweiser and Corona.
  • Germany serves beer ice cream in popsicle form.
  • The strongest beer in the world is Snake Venom, by Scottish brewery Brewmeister. 67.5% abv
  • Odd ingredients used by modern brewers include coffee, oatmeal, avocado, cookie dough, chipotle peppers, seaweed, oysters, candy corn, squid ink, blue cheese, pastrami, and pig brain.
  • Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass.
  • At the end of Prohibition, FDR said, "What America needs now is a drink."

August 28, 2019

TooJay’s Deli September Cake Sales Take a Slice Out of Hunger

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (August 28, 2019) – TooJay’s Deli is taking a slice out of hunger during the month of September with one dollar from every slice of cake sold directly benefitting Feeding Florida.

Feeding Florida is a statewide network of Feeding America food banks providing a healthy, adequate and consistent food supply to those in need. Every dollar donated provides 11 meals through the Feeding Florida network.

August 22, 2019


Blake Shelton-Inspired $15 Million Bar, Restaurant & Music Venue Expected To Open Late Spring 2020

Orlando, Fla. – Visitors to ICON Park got an unexpected surprise as construction crews suspended a 1940 Farmall Model A tractor on the ceiling of the fourth Ole Red location, expected to open late spring 2020. 
Inspired by country music superstar and Grand Ole Opry member Blake Shelton’s satirical hit “Ol’ Red,” Ole Red Orlando will bring the best of southern food, hospitality and live music to one of the nation’s most exciting tourism markets.

August 13, 2019


The All-American Restaurant and Upscale Sports Bar Opens Fourth Location and First in Orlando
 on Famed Restaurant Row
ORLANDO, FL (August 2019- American Social Bar & Kitchen, a South Florida-based, upscale sports bar & restaurant, has opened its fourth location on Orlando’s famed Restaurant Row on Thursday, August 8.

The 8,500 square-foot, 281-seat restaurant expands the brand’s portfolio, which includes locations in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa. American Social, often referred to as “AmSo”, will offer lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, various happy hour specials and an exciting late-night experience. AmSo will serve as the place to see and be seen, featuring an exciting lineup of primetime sports, live music, entertainment and renowned DJs. Specializing in sports entertainment, AmSo will also offer game day specials for just about every sporting event displayed on the 27 TVs throughout the space.

August 11, 2019

GUIDE - Our Favorite Orlando Area Burgers

Now more than ever, people are getting passionate about their hamburgers. Craft burgers, impossible burgers... who knew this traditional favorite would spark such epic innovation - or that there really could be so many ways to make a burger? The Orlando-area is fast becoming a haven for burger joints, and Ronald McDonald is simply not ruling the roost as he once did.

While checking out our list of favorite burgers, there are a couple things to keep in mind. For starters - I'm a Texan's Texan in the stereotypical sense. In other words, I love beef. I don't do vegan or vegetarian burgers, so this list isn't covering that option. It's just not something I am an authority on. Secondly, I won't try to claim that we've tried every burger in the area. Have we missed a few? I'm sure we have! Feel free to share your recommendations with us. More to come as we discover them!

August 8, 2019



ORLANDO, FL, August 8, 2019 - Some of the biggest names in the Florida region culinary arts scene will present various cooking demonstrations, provide samples to taste, participate in panel discussions and competitions on Center Stage during the 2019 Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show being held SundaySeptember 15 and MondaySeptember 16 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. The Center Stage Emcee is Chef Mareya Ibrahim, The Fit Foodie, a TV chef, holistic nutrition coach, author and award-winning entrepreneur and inventor.  

"We are thrilled to be welcoming a terrific line-up of Florida-inspired celebrity chefs who are involved with some of the leading restaurants in the region to Center Stage as well as present the Beacon and Torch Awards, and watch two exciting competitions," said Tom Loughran, Vice President for the Clarion UX Food & Beverage Group. "Our attendees have become accustomed to seeing the most influential names in the restaurant industry on Center Stage and our 2019 event will not disappoint the restaurant, foodservice and retail professionals attending the upcoming Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show and Healthy Food Expo."  To access the full schedule, click here.

August 5, 2019

Ace Cafe Orlando Begins Construction on “Backyard” Event and Concert Space

ORLANDO, Fla. – When Ace Cafe announced that it would be coming to the United States with a debut location in Orlando, site plans originally referenced an outdoor patio-style concert and events venue that would expand the facility’s ability to host large-scale events in the heart of downtown Orlando. Following two years of steady growth – especially in the events space – Ace Cafe has officially pulled permits with the City of Orlando to build out that outdoor space, to be called the “Backyard at the Ace.”

Krispy Kreme® and Reese’s Combine their Newest Innovations to Give Fans More of What They Love: New Reese’s Lovers Original Filled Doughnuts

Two new doughnuts created for chocolate lovers and peanut butter lovers alike,
available for a limited time beginning MondayAug. 5
ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 5, 2019) – Krispy Kreme and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are combining two of their biggest innovations of 2019 to give you “more (and more and more)” of what you love in the form of Krispy Kreme’s new Reese’s Lovers Original Filled Doughnuts.
Available at all Krispy Kreme shops throughout Central Florida for a limited time beginning MondayAug. 5, the Reese’s Original Filled Peanut Butter Lovers Doughnut has MORE peanut butter with chocolate, and the Reese’s Original Filled Chocolate Lovers Doughnut has MORE chocolate with peanut butter.
Earlier this year, Krispy Kreme created a new way to give doughnut fans more flavors in one bite by filling its iconic Original Glazed® Doughnut for the first time, while Reese’s introduced its limited‑time Reese’s Lovers Cups to enable fans to make more room for what they love – chocolate or peanut butter. Now, Krispy Kreme and Reese’s have reunited for an innovation mashup that treats fans to more of what they love: more peanut butter, more chocolate and more doughnuts.

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