Some businesses can only exist in Orlando. Really, it's hard to imagine many other cities that could be home to a year-round Christmas themed lounge. Frosty's Christmastime Lounge opened just two weeks ago and it is instantly one of the most talked about establishments in Orlando. The theme Christmas covers every corner. It is quirky… Continue reading Frosty’s Christmastime Lounge: Naughty or Nice?
This beautiful retreat along the Wekiva River is the only oasis of its kind.
One of the best features of this exotic themed bar are the Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto tiki mugs. True to the authentic tiki bar experience, there are a variety of souvenir tiki mugs that are quite the hot ticket items. I am a fan of the tiki culture, though not an expert by any stretch of the imagination. However, I love both Trader Sam’s locations and have acquired a collection that I would like to share with you along with as much information as I can about these unique keepsakes.
Trader Sam's Grog Grotto is now open at Disney's Polynesian Resort, but how does it compare to the original?
Amid the bustling streets of Hogsmeade Village at the original Wizarding World of Harry Potter, is a dark, dank pub tucked alongside the Three Broomstick restaurant. Here weary Muggles queue up to order a cup of Butterbeer, Pumpkin Juice, or non-alcoholic cider. However, Hog’s Head Pub is also home to a variety of specialty adult… Continue reading The Specialty Drinks at Hog’s Head Pub – Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Dick's Last Resort celebrated its grand opening just about a month ago at Lake Buena Vista. The grand opening was lots of fun, (read more here) but the food was served buffet style and it was difficult to get a feel for the full menu. I was invited back to dine with my hubby and… Continue reading Dick’s Last Resort revisited: diving deeper into the food
Perhaps you've heard of the Monorail Pub Crawl, or perhaps the title of this post made you think, "ooooh that sounds fun!" Indeed to hop aboard a monorail, stopping at each resort's lounge for an adult beverage is a fun endeavor, but there are some downsides of which to take note. The Pros Convenient and… Continue reading The Pros and Cons of the Monorail Pub Crawl
Rocco's Tacos is a Florida original. It's fresh, it's vibrant, it totally rocks! Having found much success in South Florida, with four very popular locations including West Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale, owner Rocco Mangel set his sights on Orlando. I am so very glad he did. High Class Hacienda On the night of my… Continue reading Rocco’s Tacos Rocks!
Alcohol is a hot topic in Orlando right now. Between the epic news that Magic Kingdom's newest restaurant will serve beer and wine during dinner, the upcoming Epcot Food and Wine Festival, and Oktoberfests happening throughout the Sunshine State, it's the topic du jour. Couple all that with it being the start to a challenging… Continue reading A Local’s Favorite Orlando Watering Holes
Nestled inside a set of three, small, white home-like buildings sits the Hourglass Brewery and Tap Room. You'll find this unique, local brewery in Longwood, Florida neighboring the historic district. Really, there is no place like it in the area. Here you can enjoy a wide variety of beer brewed on-site. The Hourglass sells their… Continue reading The Hourglass Brewery: Time Well Spent