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Longing for a getaway at Bahama Breeze

It can be tough changing jobs. There's a lot of adjusting and figuring out how to accomplish your new tasks. And it is with this challenge that I missed a chance to getaway to Bahama Breeze - a restaurant which began in Central Florida - to celebrate their Reggae Fest. But just because I couldn't… Continue reading Longing for a getaway at Bahama Breeze

Orlando

Chef Art Smith to open a Florida themed restaurant at Disney Springs

About six months ago I learned about a new restaurant coming to Disney Springs (formerly known as Downtown Disney). There's been a plethora of new restaurants coming to this reborn area, but this one in particular has already stolen my heart. Chef Art Smith is a Florida Native like me and I am so excited… Continue reading Chef Art Smith to open a Florida themed restaurant at Disney Springs

Central Florida Suburbs

Colorado Fondue Company – A Casselberry Classic that continues to warm our hearts

I love Casselberry. But there are a few drawbacks, one being a lack of quality independent restaurants. However, Colorado Fondue Company has stood as Casselberry's best independent restaurant for years and years. It truly is a treasure, one that has a special place in my heart. Nearly every family special occasion throughout much of my… Continue reading Colorado Fondue Company – A Casselberry Classic that continues to warm our hearts

Central Florida Suburbs

New menu at Brio Tuscan Grille continues to add delight to the Winter Park dining scene

On a beautiful Spring evening, I sat on the inviting patio of Brio Tuscan Grille. The patio buzzed with laughter and enjoyment amid the lovely Winter Park Village. As the sun began to set and evening crept in, I delighted in the new menu offerings while chatting with Chef Kirk Wright. I had been invited… Continue reading New menu at Brio Tuscan Grille continues to add delight to the Winter Park dining scene

Orlando

Universal Orlando CityWalk’s Best New Restaurants

Universal Orlando’s CityWalk district is now home to many new dining experiences, making it better than ever. Now that these new establishments have been in business for some time, we can evaluate the lineup – although I should note that it's difficult to actually rank each new addition against one another; each has its unique… Continue reading Universal Orlando CityWalk’s Best New Restaurants

Orlando

New menu at Olive Garden – is it enough to make me return?

Darden Restaurants is a massive nationwide brand. And I couldn't be prouder that this well-known company that has created beloved restaurant brands, got its start right here in Orlando. The two brands that started it all are Olive Garden and Red Lobster. Recently, Olive Garden received a whole new, revamped menu and I was invited… Continue reading New menu at Olive Garden – is it enough to make me return?

Orlando

Dick’s Last Resort revisited: diving deeper into the food

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

Orlando

A Guide to Loyalty Programs at Universal Orlando

One of the advantages that Universal Orlando has over Walt Disney World is the number of establishments on property that are popular national and worldwide brands with loyalty programs. Even if you only dabble a little, these loyalty and reward programs can add a lot of value to your vacation. As a member of a… Continue reading A Guide to Loyalty Programs at Universal Orlando

Orlando

Dick’s Last Resort Lake Buena Vista Now Serving Good Food and Good Times

When you hear the name Dick’s Last Resort your imagination is left to wander. If you are familiar with the brand then you know you can expect a great time full of laughs and smiles, and a belly full of great food too! Dick’s Last Resort is now open in Lake Buena Vista and they… Continue reading Dick’s Last Resort Lake Buena Vista Now Serving Good Food and Good Times