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We’re Taking a Summer Break June 9th – August 31st, 2018!

We all know how outrageously HOT and UNCOMFORTABLE the Summer months can get here in Central Florida. We completely understand that most sane individuals will be enjoying their Summer afternoons lounging in pools or playing at the beach to catch a break from the brutal 90 degree Florida heat. We get it. Which is why Orlando Food Tours will be taking a Summer hiatus from all Walking Food Tours starting on Saturday June 9th and ending on Friday August 31st. What does this mean? First off, no need to worry – we’ll resume our tours on Saturday September 1st, 2018. All gift certificates will remain valid. They can be redeemed once our tours resume on September 1st. However, we do encourage those holding gift certificates to book your tours ASAP in order to schedule your tours prior to our hiatus. These remaining tours will fill up fast – so book sooner rather than later. To book your tour today, please visit: http://www.orlandofoodtours.com/walking-food-tour/ That’s it! We’ll be back as usual when the cooler weather returns.

TICKET GIVEAWAY: The Battle of the Biggest Foodies!

Hey, Foodie Friends! You’ve all been patiently awaiting the next Orlando Food Tours FREE ticket giveaway so we’re super excited to announce that it’s that time again – The Battle of the Biggest Foodies TICKET GIVEAWAY TIME!! Our last “Central Florida’s Biggest Foodie” winner thoroughly enjoyed wearing the title with honor but, alas, it is officially time to pass the title on to a new lucky winner! And with that honor comes <ding, ding, ding> TWO FREE TICKETS to Orlando Food Tours! So, let’s get down to business! Are You The Biggest Central Florida Foodie?  Here’s all you have to do to qualify to enter the contest: 1.) Like this blog post on our Facebook page. 2.) Share this blog post (via our FB page) on your Facebook wall. 3.) Tell us (via this post’s comments section on our Facebook page) what makes you the “Biggest Central Florida Foodie.” We’re looking for the BEST reason as to why YOU’RE the biggest foodie in Central Florida. That’s it! – follow these three simple steps and you’ll be entered into our giveaway contest to win two FREE tour tickets to our Winter Park tours. The Deadline to enter (by following the three easy steps above) is Thursday May 10th! One lucky winner will be announced next Friday, May 11th! Now, let’s get this party started! Head on over to our Facebook page and tell us why you deserve to hold the title of Central Florida’s Biggest Foodie!

Create the “Best Date Ever” with Orlando Food Tours!

The perfect date doesn’t have to include an expensive fancy dinner, the latest blockbuster movie, or showering your date with flowers. Whether you’re looking to create a memorable first date or you’re revamping your tired date night routine, make some magic and impress that special someone by taking them on one of our tasty Orlando Food Tours for a unique, fresh, and fun daytime date. Not only will you give your date the first impression that you are super thoughtful and creative, but you’ll both be thankful that you can avoid those dreaded getting to know you jitters. No remembering to keep your elbows off the table. No worrying about which utensil to use. No awkward silences. You can take complete comfort in the relaxed environment that our food tours provide. You’ll be in the company of others as you explore Winter Park Florida’s infamous and picturesque Park Avenue, letting you get to know each other while keeping the mood fun and laid back. The alcohol included in the tour helps with that, too! You’ll be amazed by just how much you can learn about another person through the love of food and the conversation will flow easily as you sample local favorite dishes. You’ll also quickly learn each other’s likes and dislikes while finding new places to explore together, venturing off into quaint romantic hideaways, discovering delightful gourmet treats to share. But if the conversation is lacking (which we doubt will be the case), our talented tour guide will be there to help keep you entertained along the way. Our guides are locals and strive to provide unique and interesting tour information – an obscure piece of history, or the scoop on an unfamiliar restaurant (which is sure to give you something to talk about afterwards or possibly even a second date idea…). Assuming things go marvelously on your date, Winter Park’s Park Avenue still has plenty more to offer if you and your date decide to continue your “Best Date Ever” after our food tour comes to an end! Well, what do you think? Are you ready to take your date to the next level? Let’s get to planning! Select your tour – invite your date- and we’ll take it from there!

Upcoming Event Happenings this Spring in (and around) Winter Park

We thrive off of great local events, especially when said events take place in and around one of our favorite local neighborhoods. Winter Park is home to weekly, monthly, and yearly happenings you won’t want to miss. Here’s just a taste of some upcoming activities taking place over the next few weeks. We’ll see you there! Orlando Food Tours: www.Orlandofoodtours.com Every Saturday and Sunday 11:15AM – 2:15PM Orlando hasn’t been the same since our Orlando Food Tours launched in Winter Park. Sip and sample some local favorite dishes as you stroll across the brick-laid streets of historic Winter Park, FL. Sample craft beer and cocktails, eat organic locally sourced plates, and soak-up the local history and culture of one of Orlando’s most charming neighborhoods. Our tasty tours are perfect for couples looking for a fun day date, ladies ready for a relaxing afternoon, friends after an adventure, or a laid-back stroll with friends and family visiting Florida. We even offer special private group tours that are excellent choices for corporate bosses looking to team build or reward employees. They’re also perfect for birthday parties and bridal showers. Adults $47.00 per person / Children (6-12yrs) $35.00 / Children (6 and under) $12.00. Private group rates are also available. Bands & Brew Music Festival: www.eventbrite.com/e/bands-brew-music-festival-tickets-43078151912 Fri, Apr 6th, 2018, 7:00PM – Sat, Apr 7th, 2018, 12:00AM The Deadly Sins Brewing music festival features great music, craft beer and wine, raffles, and awesome local vendors. Event proceeds benefit the “2018 Orlando Cattle Baron’s Ball” fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Central Florida. Ticket price includes entrance to the live concert venue, tasty food from local vendors, and raffles. Bands include AMP’D, SKIN DEEP, & EVIL GENIUS. Charity food sponsored catering by Sonny’s BBQ, Olive Garden, Teak Neighborhood Grill, and John and Shirley’s Catering. Advance tickets are $20 through 3/30, and $30 thereafter. National Beer Day BBQ: www.eventbrite.com/e/national-beer-day-bbq-tickets-44415165957?aff=erelpanelorg Sat, April 7th, 2018 2:00PM – 5:00PM Hinckley’s Fancy Meats & Deadly Sins Brewing are hosting a National Beer Day BBQ where some seriously tasty eats will be smoked to perfection for National Beer Day! One ticket affords 1 beer ticket, 1 bottle of BA Barley Wine (12%) and 1 food item for just $25. Please pre-order your food as quantities are limited – BBQ Ribs (half rack), Mixed Grill (quarter rack ribs/6 duck wings), or Duck Wings (12). All items served with a choice of side. Drink Around the World: www.eventbrite.com/e/drink-around-the-world-tickets-43479161342?aff=es2 Sat, April 28th, 2018 6:00PM – 9:00PM Visit all your favorite countries while enjoying authentic FULL size PREMIUM signature cocktails and beer from around the globe, without leaving Downtown Orlando. Presented by Orlando Pub Crawl, Orlando Sport and Social Club, and Wall St. Plaza, each themed area around Wall St. Plaza and the Orange Co. Regional History Center will represent each country’s specific culture with cocktails hand-crafted from that part of the world. Enjoy cocktails from premium brands like Jameson, Stoli, Jager, Three Olives, Absolut and many more for as little as $20. Discover beverages from Russia, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, St Croix, Puerto Rico, Netherlands, Italy, Chile, England, Canada, Margaritaville, and more! Unlimited cocktails from each country from 6-9PM. $20.00 on or before April 27th 2018 / $25.00 the day of the event. Derby de’ Mayo: www.eventbrite.com/e/derby-de-mayo-tickets-42391982561?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse Sat, May 5th, 2018 3:30PM – 7:30PM Enjoy Orlando’s first ever Kentucky Derby/Cinco de’ Mayo party experience in true Winter Park style! Patrons are encouraged to wear their best Derby day attire as they enjoy 4-hours of unlimited food, drinks, live music, and fun cheering on their favorite horses. Presented by Mercedes-Benz of Orlando and realtor Anthony DiNova. Sponsors include Hunter Vision, Broadstone Winter Park, Manny Acosta – State Farm Agent, EG Vodka, and Orlando Relocation Guide. Park Ave is the only ticket option available with Full VIP access $59 – Super Early Bird VIP Park Ave 1-person Tix or purchase a 4-Person VIP Tix for $220 ($55 per person). Costume contest with $1,000 cash prize and more! For a full breakdown of VIP perks, Park Avenue sponsors, food vendors, wine vendors & dessert vendors please visit the Eventbrite link above. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Event held rain or shine. Must be 21 and up to attend. No pets. No Gambling.  

IT’S FACEBOOK GIVEAWAY TIME!!

Hey there, guys!! You all have been bombarding our Facebook inbox with tons of requests for another free ticket giveaway, so we simply must oblige! That’s right, we put together another amazing giveaway contest just for our favorite foodies – Two FREE tickets to our Winter Park Food Tours. Here’s all you have to do to qualify to enter the contest: 1.) Like this blog post on our Facebook page. 2.) Share this blog post (via our FB page) on your Facebook wall. 3.) Tell us (via this post’s comments section on our Facebook page) WHO deserves to be spoiled with one of our Winter Park Tours. 4.) Tell us WHY. (definitely can’t forget the why!) This person can be anyone – your mom, dad, grandparent, son, daughter, sibling, boyfriend, teacher, dentist, etc. You name it, and they can be it! Once you pick your person, we want to know why they deserve to be taken on an afternoon food-filled adventure down Park Avenue. Do you have the best garbage man in Orlando and want to treat him and his wife to a nice afternoon out? Are your parents celebrating a monumental anniversary and you want to send them on an unforgettable anniversary treat? Do you owe your girlfriend a “please don’t break up with me” date because you forgot Valentine’s Day was this week? Ut oh… Whatever and whomever, we want to know! That’s it! – follow these four simple steps and you’ll be entered into our giveaway contest to win two FREE tour tickets to our Winter Park tours! The Deadline to enter (by following the four easy steps above) is Thursday February 22nd! One lucky winner will be announced on our Facebook next Friday, February 23rd! Now, head on over to our Facebook page and let’s get this party started!

TICKET GIVEAWAY: Are You The Biggest Central Florida Foodie?

Ho, Ho, Ho! Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!! We have a spectacular holiday gift for one lucky Central Florida Foodie! That’s right folks, it’s the holiday season and the fun and excitement of gift giving is all around! All of us here at Orlando Food Tours LOVE this time of year and what better way to spread the Christmas cheer than by giving away two FREE tickets to our Winter Park or Audubon Park tours of Central Florida’s best eats? So we put together a little contest for you – Are You The Biggest Central Florida Foodie?  Here’s all you have to do to qualify to enter the contest: 1.) Like this blog post on our Facebook page. 2.) Share this blog post (via our FB page) on your Facebook wall. 3.) Tell us (via this post’s comments section on our Facebook page) what makes you the “Biggest Central Florida Foodie.” We’re looking for the BEST reason as to why YOU’RE the biggest foodie in Central Florida. That’s it! – follow these three simple steps and you’ll be entered into our giveaway contest to win two FREE tour tickets to our Winter Park or Audubon Park tours! The Deadline to enter (by following the three easy steps above) is Thursday December 28th! One lucky winner will be announced next Friday, December 29th! Now, let’s get this party started! Head on over to our Facebook page and tell us why you deserve to hold the title of Central Florida’s Biggest Foodie!    

Tired of Disney World and Universal? Here’s 10 Fun Things to do in Orlando Besides Theme Parks!

Everyone knows that Orlando, FL is home to some of the most iconic theme parks in the world. Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, MGM, Universal, Islands of Adventure, and Sea World are just the tip of the iceberg of all the exhilarating attractions and unique entertainment that Orlando offers residents and visitors from around the world. From pro sports team soccer matches to family-friendly dinner shows, this magical location has a little bit of everything. Let’s take a quick look at some of our favs! Orlando Food Tours: www.Orlandofoodtours.com Orlando hasn’t been the same since our Orlando Food Tours launched in Winter Park and Audubon Park. Sip and sample some of locals’ favorite dishes as you stroll across the brick-laid streets of historic Winter Park, FL. Or sample craft beer and cocktails, eat organic locally sourced plates, and soak-up the local history and culture of one of Orlando’s most charming neighborhoods on one of our Audubon Park food tours. Our tasty tours are perfect for couples looking for a fun day date, ladies ready for a relaxing afternoon, friends after an adventure, or a laid-back stroll with friends and family visiting Florida. We even offer special private group tours that are excellent choices for corporate bosses looking to team build or reward employees. They’re also perfect for birthday parties and bridal showers. Adults $47.00 per person / Children (6-12yrs) $35.00 / Children (6 and under) $12.00. Private group rates are also available. Orlando Food Tours Holiday Gift Certificates are on sale now! *Use Discount Code “FALL15” for 15% off all Tickets and Gift Certificates* Zombie Outbreak: http://www.zombieoutbreak.co/florida Think you can survive a zombie outbreak? Now is your chance to prove your apocalyptic worth thanks to International Drive’s Zombie Outbreak! Armed with “fake” realistic state-of-the-art weaponry (150 rounds), groups of 4-5 participants will be sent into a zombie-filled facility to “stun” free roaming zombies (live actors – how cool!) to avoid getting bitten and turned. You better be quick – the walking dead only stay stunned for 5-7 seconds! The course takes approx. 10 -15 mins to clear. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Reservations recommended. Prices – $24.95 per person. Orlando City Soccer: https://www.orlandocitysc.com/ If you’re a resident, or happen to be visiting Orlando when Orlando City Soccer is playing a home game, you won’t want to miss out on the experience of a lifetime! Our local Orlando City sports heroes battle it out in their brand-new OCS stadium and guarantee an adrenaline-filled game for their die-hard fans. Be sure to check out the OCS game scheduleto verify when they’re in town and wear your purple with pride! Ladies – be advised you cannot bring your purses or bags into the stadium, so be sure to lock them in your car or leave them at home or at the hotel. Season tickets, single game tickets, group tickets, and premium seating are all available! Ticket prices vary. Painting with a Twist – Winter Park: https://www.paintingwithatwist.com/studio/orlando-winter-park/ Want to knock back a few glasses of wine but tired of going to the same old boring local bars? Check out Painting with a Twist! One of numerous locations available, the Winter Park location is one of our favs for a night out with the ladies (or gents). Grab your booze, your friends, and get ready to unleash your artsy and creative wild side. These fun instructor-led studio classes are the perfect blend of art and entertainment. You’ll be led step-by-step by one of their talented artists to create your very own masterpiece that you can take with you to showcase in your home. Check their schedule for painting choices and reserve your seat online or via phone. All supplies are included and no experience necessary! 2 hr. classes $35.00 per person / 3 hr. classes $45.00 per person / Family friendly & Seniors $25.00 per person. Private parties welcome. Disney Springs: https://www.disneysprings.com/ As a local that has been to Downtown Disney too many times to count, I was pleasantly surprised the first time I ventured over to the new Disney Springs, since the much-needed giant renovation. Tons of brand new exquisite retail shops, fun and fancy restaurants, and family entertainment venues have been added, as well as decent parking (those that remember the horror of Downtown Disney parking can relax – there’s plenty of free and convenient parking now available!). Be sure to stop by the Coca-Cola Store Rooftop Bar where you can explore classic and exotic flavors from around the world. There’s even an adult beverage menu for the grownups – including flights! Prices vary. Orlando Dinner Theatres Medieval Times: http://www.medievaltimes.com/ Capones: https://alcapones.com Sleuths: https://www.sleuths.com/ You can’t really visit Orlando, FL the right way without enjoying one of our many long-running family dinner shows. Some of our favorites include Medieval Times, Capones, and Sleuths! Each dinner show venue includes their own unique theme (beautiful horses, jousting knights, singing mobsters, and mystery), excellent food, and quality entertainment. These local dinner shows are a great way to enjoy a family meal while being entertained by some of Orlando’s finest talent. Large group discounts and private parties are available. Prices vary & reservations are recommended. Universal City Walk – Orlando: http://www.citywalk.com/ Aside from Universal City Walk Orlando being the gateway to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, it is also home to some of Orlando’s finest dining, shopping, and entertainment venues such as Hard Rock Café, Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, Rising Star Karaoke Club, Pat O’ Brien’s Piano Bar, Emeril’s fine dining, Bob Marley’s – A Tribute to Freedom, and Blue Man Group. Not only are annual passes to the main parks available, but you can even add to your experience with vacation package add-ons (dining plans, photo packages, etc.) that can help you save time and money on your family vacation or weekend adventure. Reservations are recommended for certain venues – we suggest calling or emailing ahead of time just in case! Downside – parking is pricey, unless you have an annual pass! Restaurant & ticket prices vary. Fun Spot (Orlando / Kissimmee): https://fun-spot.com/ Fun Spot’s unique old-fashioned theme park and carnival atmosphere is bound to bring back some childhood memories.  Spend the day riding coasters (there’s kiddie rides for the youngins!), driving Go-Karts, and playing carnival games. You can even visit with Harvey and Lois, two huge gators, and other Florida Wildlife, at their new Gator Spot located at the Orlando Fun Spot location. Oh, and they have free parking! Season passes, two park passes for both parks, and single day tickets are available. Prices and perks vary. The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye: https://www.officialorlandoeye.com Enjoy a breathtaking 360° view of Orlando like you’ve never seen it before with the Orlando Eye located on International Drive! Discover all the magic and wonder that Orlando has to offer “from above” in a calm and serene capsule attached to a 400-foot tall observation wheel. The Orlando Eye allows for a magnificent view of Central Florida, along with downtown Orlando’s skyline, lakes and landscapes, theme parks, and sometimes (with clear skies) even Cape Canaveral! This experience is great for all ages. Free parking close to the venue! General tickets, Florida Resident Rates, Group Rates, Champagne Experiences, and Private Capsules are all available. Old Town – Kissimmee: https://myoldtownusa.com/ Old Town, a local favorite in Kissimmee, is an excellent fun-filled break from the world of Mickey and Minnie. Not only does Old Town include plenty of bars and restaurants, unique and one-of-a-kind shops (Voodoo Rock ‘n Roll, Old Town Leather, and Wound ‘N Around are three personal favs!), but it also is home to family fun such as karaoke, classic car & monster truck shows, bike nights, family movie nights, and some of the most thrilling rides and attractions around. If you want to make your Old Town trip a more permanent memory, there’s even a tattoo shop – Ink Spot Tattoo! And don’t forget to visit Mortem Mansion for a spooky treat & scare! Parking is free. Restaurant and ride prices vary. Escape Game Orlando: https://orlandoescapegame.com/ With 8 national locations, The Escape Game (Orlando), located on International Drive, has become a favorite among locals and Orlando visitors. Participants can choose between 5 different interactive experiences: The Heist, Mission: Mars, Gold Rush, Classified, and Prison Break. Perfect for individuals, private parties (think bachelorette party!), and corporate events, the Escape Game lets participants escape from their everyday lives and immerse themselves in a fictitious mission where they can live out the heroic stories they see on TV and in the movies! Teams are locked in a room, and have exactly one hour to complete their assigned mission and escape – requiring teamwork, determination, and quick thinking! Reservations are recommended. Prices $31.99 – $37.99 per person.