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An array of dining
options to choose from
Entertainment districts full of nightlife
Local restaurants feature celebrity
has to offer
Unmatched. That's the word locals
use to describe Orlando's culinary
scene, which was selected as "Best
Foodie City" by Wallethub. In the past
few years, more than a dozen new dining establishments run by celebrity
chefs like James Beard Award winners
Masaharu Morimoto and Rick Bayless
One hot venue for groups is the
re-imagined Disney Springs™ (formerly Downtown Disney), which serves
crowd-pleasing dining and entertainment venues. Hint: Take a group to the
new Planet Hollywood® and nosh on
Guy Fieri's Cap'n Crunch-coated
Other celebrity-chef run restaurants
in Disney Springs™ include Raglan
Road Irish Pub and Restaurant, where
famed Ireland chef Kevin Dundon
serves modern Irish fare (and the occaSpecial Adver tis eme n t Se c t ion
sional clogging show) and Homecomin'
Florida Kitchen, where celebrated Chef
Art Smith dishes up Southern food like
Bee Haven Bay Fried Green Tomatoes.
The culinary culture has
evolved in Orlando as
numerous celebrity chefs are
featured in the area.
For dining in a relaxed atmosphere,
take groups to the Convention
District, where you will find two retail,
dining and entertainment complexes
within walking distance of the center
along famed I-Drive - Pointe Orlando
and I-Drive 360 - offering a wide variety of fun options.
Pointe Orlando features 19 restau-
rants and a range of exciting entertainment including great local live music. In
addition to Lafayette's Music Room, it
recently debuted Minus 5 Ice Bar, where
guests can sip beverages made from ice
glasses amidst a winter wonderland.
(There's no need to dress warmly. Parkas
I-Drive 360 is Orlando's newest
dining and entertainment complex,
offering more than 12 restaurants and
four family friendly attractions anchored
by the 400-foot Coca-Cola Orlando Eye.
After taking selfies with your favorite
celebrities at Madame Tussauds, attendees will want to check out local live
bands at Tin Roof or try a margaritasangria swirl at the new Uncle Julio's
Mexican restaurant. With a beautifully
landscaped courtyard, this area has also
become a popular new private event
venue for small and large groups.
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