729 Lee Road Two Blocks West of Interstate 4, Exit 88 Orlando, FL 32810 +1 407 645 4443
Del Frisco's, decorated in wood and leather, has the comfortable feel of a private gentleman's club and the food to match. Prime beef is trucked in from the Midwest and cut to order. An eight-ounce Filet Mignon is a popular choice. For a spicy alternative, try the Santa Fe Peppercorn Steak. A bottle of red wine would go well with these delicacies. The Knife and Fork Club of America has named the flagship Del Frisco's, located in Dallas, "one of the 10 best steakhouses in the country", and the Orlando location is living up to this honor.
Bella Café can be found in a shopping mall a short distance west of downtown Orlando in the Metro West region. It is a mixture of a coffeehouse, restaurant and wine bar, featuring modern music, wine-tasting events, as well as local artwork. Select from a variety of homemade Italian delights such as gourmet sandwiches, paninis, flatbreads, homemade pastries, exotic desserts and more found on the menu. Beverages include espresso, cappuccino, coffee, tea, beer and wines. Bella Café provides a casual setting, an outdoor patio seating area, and free WiFi to its guest. It's open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
This professional company performs classical ballet throughout the year, under the direction of Vasile Petrutiu and Heather Sanders. In addition, the associated Ballet Academy offers classes in ballet, pointe, variations, partnering, jazz and character dance, and theatre dance to both aspiring professional dancers and the general population. The organization is dedicated to bringing dance to the community, through outreach programs that often visit schools and other area groups. Visit the website for information on upcoming performances.
Hawkers is located in the Colonialtown North area of Orlando and anyone who has traveled to various Asian countries probably already knows the term. Hawkers are very vocal street vendors who sell their food from self-drawn carts, but there are no carts here. This restaurant is permanent and serves customers a variety of tasty Asian street foods from a number of countries in a no-frills, comfortable and contemporary setting. The decor does include photos of genuine street hawkers and the menu offers a wide assortment of Asian dishes including tapas as well a nice selection of Asian beers.
Formerly known as Orlando Lollicup, the Chewy Boba Company is conveniently located across from the Florida Mall on Orange Blossom Trail. This is the place to experience delicious and refreshing boba teas. The teas are made fresh for each customer in several flavors. An example is the Boba tea, a tea milk drink with added sweet, chewy boba pearls. The menu also includes a nice selection of slushies, smoothies, coffees, yogurts and other tasty treats. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
7600 Dr. Phillips Boulevard Dr. Phillips Marketplace Orlando, FL 32819 +1 407 354 0890
Pinkberry is known around the world and offers people in the Orlando area near I-Drive and Universal a place to go for cold, scrumptious treats. Located in the Marketplace at Dr. Phillips, this popular yogurt shop is the only one in the entire state and a favorite among local and visitors alike. You can build your own mouthwatering creations using only the freshest, seasonal, highest quality ingredients around. Customers choose from menu items including smoothies, fruit bowls or cones that are made with yogurt. You can even add premium liquid or dry toppings to personalize your treat. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
4982 New Broad Street (cross-street Welham Street) Orlando, FL 32814 +1 407 622 4700
Find this friendly restaurant and pub in the center of Baldwin Park just north of downtown Orlando. At Paddy Murphy's Irish Pub & Restaurant, you can choose from inside or outside covered seating for a true Irish treat or a glass of a cold frosty Irish beer (or America brands, too) from the fully stocked bar. Don't be surprised if you see a group of bagpipe players while you are there. Open for lunch, dinner or snacking, the very extensive menu has all your Irish favorites like Shepard's Pie and stew, but there is plenty of American bar menu items including wings and chicken tenders and even a special kid's menu. Entertainment includes live bands, movies, trivia games and sporting events on TVs. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
1500 Masters Boulevard (cross-street Champions Gate Boulevard) Champions Gate, FL 33896 +1 407 390 6664
David's Club can be found within the beautiful Omni Orlando Resort in Champions Gate that is located southwest of downtown Orlando. It offers an upscale yet casual atmosphere with breathtaking views of the spectacular pool and golf course below. Choose from an array of American cuisine that includes delicious steaks, fresh seafood, and much more. Select from either inside or outside seating for your meal or drinks while enjoying the latest sporting events shown on one of six large plasma TVs; or you can play a game of pool, foosball or electronic darts. David's Club also has a fully stocked bar and welcomes personal wines. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
843 Lee Road (cross-street North Orlando Avenue) Orlando, FL 32810 +1 407 539 3410
11/12 Loung, located a little northwest of downtown Orlando, is a massive establishment that offers an upscale lounge and a relaxing sports bar. There's plenty of entertainment to enjoy here, including sporting events on 20 flat screen televisions and 3 wall projectors. 11/12 Lounge also has 2 pool tables, arcade games, a huge stage, a 60-foot dance floor, an outdoor patio area, 3 full service bars, state-of-the-art audio, a lightshow, and various events during the year. The menu offers American cuisine, VIP seating is obtainable, and the lounge has an enforced dress code. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Step inside Claddagh Cottage Irish Pub and you may believe you have been transported to Ireland. It has all the pub features like plenty of dark wood, low lighting and coziness. There is both inside and outside seating and a full-length bar. The food menu includes authentic home-style Irish cuisine and the bar menu has an ample amount of imported and domestic beer and wine to choose from. Claddagh Cottage Irish Pub entertainment consists of live music, darts and a lot of great conversations.
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