If you are bored with the regular sight-seeing or shopping, then come by for a refreshing change at the Dr Phillips Performing Arts Center. Whether its theater or any other form of performing arts, you will always get to watch the best of the best. And the chic ambiance, makes the whole experience a worthwhile one.
For diehard sports fans, a trip down bustling South Kirkman Road is worth the trip for a visit to this sports restaurant. Featuring 11 satellite dishes and screens as large as 18 feet, it boasts that it can "show up to 30 games at one time" and "can find ANY televised sporting event!" Locals believe it, making this spot an Orlando landmark for more than twelve years, packed with sports fans watching football, basketball, baseball, golf and hockey.
526 South Park Avenue Winter Park, FL 32789 +1 407 647 1869
Located on stylish Park Avenue, Cafe De France's decor includes a large bar and rich, red walls. You'll find casually dressed patrons dining on fine French fare that includes Rabbit Stew, Rack of Venison and Rack of Lamb. French bread and a house salad are served with meals. There's a full bar and a very tempting dessert menu. Service is attentive and helpful. A visit to this restaurant is well worth it.
777 East Princeton Street Orlando, FL 32803 +1 407 514 2000
Orlando Science Center is a glistening structure that looks like the product of a meeting between Greco-Roman architects and Star Trek engineers. The analogy applies to inside activities as well. The museum strives to teach kids (and adults) about classical science using modern, hands-on, sometimes high-tech activities. The museum houses themed exhibit halls where patrons can explore the human body, modern technology, the solar system and other topics. The exhibits often change, so you can always learn something new. Its eight-story CineDome is billed as the world's largest movie theater. It shows large-format nature/technology films.
558 West New England Avenue Orlando, FL 32801 +1 407 629 1150
The menu here changes monthly, but the food is always good. Casually dressed patrons sit at barstools that are pulled up to butcher-block tables atop terrazzo floors. The decor is simple but effective for casual dining. Choices include Caesar's Salad, a roasted duck sandwich, and a Chicken Tortilla Pie, among other intriguing combinations. Pastas and salads come in full or half portions for hearty or picky eaters. Dexter's offers more than 30 wines and champagnes, available by the glass or bottle. A very nice Chardonnay runs about $26 for a bottle.
153 East Morse Boulevard Winter Park, FL 32789 +1 407 389 2233
Café 118 Degrees is located north of the city in Winter Park. This restaurant serves American, organic, raw, vegan foods and beverages. They are "Orlando's Innovative Living Cuisine Café & Juice Bar," according to the owners. They use a number of locally supplied organic ingredients and no artificial sweeteners, soy or dairy products. The menu features Living Offerings, such as Shiitake Mushroom Lasagna as well as Spinach and Beet Ravioli; tossed Mexican chopped or arugula salads; and Divine Interventions desserts like mocha pudding, dark chocolate cake and raw ice cream. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
The Orchid Lounge at RanGetsu is located a short trip north of Downtown Orlando and just one mile north of Winter Park Village. It is open in the evenings during some weekdays and on the weekends. The contemporary Japanese restaurant transforms into a hot nightspot for late night fun. The lounge offers guests dining and entertainment elements often found in metropolis settings, such as Tokyo, Miami and Los Angeles. Enjoy a stylish lounge setting featuring amazing lighting and great music. Drink selections include a large variety of wines, beers, sake and other specialty cocktails from the fully stocked bar. Choose VIP booths for an enhanced experience. All guests can order from the sushi bar. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
151 Welbourne Avenue East Winter Park, FL 32789 +1 407 790 7997
Cocina 214 is located north of Orlando in the nearby friendly town of Winter Park, just off the busy Park Avenue. Billed as "a contemporary Mexican kitchen", the menu includes a blend of customary Mexican dishes with popular Tex-Mex favorites. The surroundings are refined indoors, with a modern open dining and bar area, as well as bright and lively on the outside patio section. The menu features creations from the renowned chef, Francisco (Chico) Mendonca, including daily-prepared fresh items like flavorful sauces, tasty diverse salsas and warm tortillas. The full-service bar offers imported and domestic wines and beers, as well as margaritas and other specialty drinks. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Menchie's is located a quick trip north of Orlando at Winter Park Corners, which is where North Lakemont Avenue and Aloma Avenue meet. Menchie's is a popular little frozen yogurt shop since it allows customers freedoms other fro-yo shops may not. For instance, customers can grab a container and serve themselves from more than 10 rotating flavors to start, and then stop at the "snackage", "chill" and "syrup" bars to add as much toppings as they want (or can fit). The topping varieties are also rotated regularly to provide customers with a mixture of selections. Menchie's calculates the price, depending on the overall weight of your tasty creation, so pick wisely and enjoy! - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
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