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Mango’s Launches New A La Carte Menu


8126 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 673-4422
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International Drive’s award winning nightlife and entertainment destination Mango’s Tropical Cafe will now entice even more guests with their ultimate dining, dancing and live entertainment nightly.

Recently they launched an exciting and all new A La Carte menu crafted by Executive Chef Angel Ramirez of Mango’s South Beach that debuted on Friday, November 3rd.

Mango’s Tropical Cafe, now in its 25th year on South Beach’s iconic Ocean Drive, has hosted thousands of private parties for individuals, families, offices, as well as celebrity functions and special events for large multinational corporations.

Mango’s Orlando, which opened in 2015, is a dream venue that changes the game on International Drive. It is a decadent design across 55,000 square feet that creates an epic experience people will always remember.

The new menu features Mango’s signature gourmet Floribbean cuisine, specializing in Caribbean and Latin fare, delicious Italian and American favorites and still serving a plethora of Mango’s classic tasty cocktails.

In addition, after extensive meetings with suppliers, Mango’s will pass savings onto its guests by lowering its “all doubles” Specialty Drink prices across its menu, starting at $8.95. Mango’s Orlando will still offer a three-course Pre-Fixe menu available for special occasions and VIP guest parties. The popular hotspot will also feature a brand new reservation platform on their website to further enhance guests’ dining and nightlife experience.

All of the new menu items and cocktails will now be available to guests throughout the entire venue, including the main dining room.


Guests will be able to dine and enjoy open seating for Mango’s family friendly dinner and show every night of the week, which features paramount live stage entertainment including the Michael Jackson tribute, Brazilian Samba, Cuban Conga, new Belly Dancing and Rhumba Flamenca shows and many more high energy Latin inspired numbers.

Chef Angel Ramirez has definitely added that Latin flare with some sizzling dishes reminiscent of the Miami and South Beach dining scene. Some of the new items include, Chicken Al Jillo with White Rice, Creole Chicken with Yellow Rice, Ceviche Cups, Ropa Vieja Tacos and Cuban Sandwiches.


The Tropical Ceviche is a great starter at Mango’s with tender fish and fresh lime juice.

There are also some non Latin additions to the menu that are perfect bites to share during your experience here, like these Prime Rib Sliders topped with caramelized onions and radish cream sauce with a side of Au jus for dipping.

The Chicken Parmesan Sliders on homemade garlic bread with marinara sauce are also great to share, or eat all by yourself.

Mango’s also offers a few pizzas like this Wild Mushroom one with sauteed portobello mushrooms and button mushrooms with garlic, rosemary and olive oil.

Ropa Vieja Tacos were a big hit with our group. These featured shredded beef with cabbage, tomato, red onions, sharp cheddar cheese and a drizzle of cilantro aioli.

The Chicken “al Ajillo is a great dish that really accentuates what Chef Angel is bringing to the table at Mango’s. These are tender chicken strips sauteed in a garlic, white wine and lemon sauce and is served whiter rice and black beans with a side of maduros.

Caribbean Creole Chicken is another Miami centric dish with lots of flavor. This chicken breast is sauteed in a white wine base with garlic, onions, peppers, tomato, cilantro paprika, and lemon and is served with black beans, white rice and tostones.

You can never go wrong with a Cuban sandwich for simplicity and deliciousness. This version at Mango’s features slow roasted pork, tener ham and Swiss cheese. You can have fries, or onion rings with your order also.

Mango’s Tropical Cafe Orlando is the largest restaurant and banquet facility & nightlife destination on International Drive. Located near the Orange County Convention Center and all the I-Drive Hotels & Resorts, it’s the perfect place to entertain your guests. The Orlando Mango’s features lavish, unique private party areas and can accommodate up to 2,000 guests, at once.

The world famous Mango’s Dancers like the ones from South Beach, are carrying on the tradition at the Orlando location. The shows are full force and come alive with a dazzling array of lights, music, and talented performers who love what they do.


Also.. Check out Mango's for NYE 2018. Pop the champagne at the biggest New Year’s Eve celebration in Orlando at Mango’s Tropical Cafeon Sunday, December 31 from 6pm-3am.

Mango’s NYE Extravaganza will include live entertainment, music, dancing, gourmet food and more featuring Mango’s special New Year’s Eve dining menu offering signature gourmet Floribbean cuisine, champagne and complimentary well drinks.

Several party packages are available: General admission tickets are $50/person until December 30. Café and Veranda packages are $125/person and include a buffet of Mango’s classic cuisine and open bar well drinks. 

VIP Stage Side Tables, 2nd Floor Mezzanine and Bar High-tops are $125/person and include a reserved table from 8pm to close, gourmet three-course menu and a bottle of Moet Champagne. Party goers can also indulge in the Main VIP Middle for $150/person that includes a reserved table from 8pm-close, gourmet three-course menu and a bottle of Moet Champagne.

Tickets for Mango’s New Year’s Eve Party (21 and up) can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/2AsPrzE.


Mango's is open from 6:00 pm until 2:00 pm everyday except Sunday, as they open at 5:00 on Sunday.

Mango's Tropical Café Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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Norman Van Aken to Open New Wynwood Restaurant and Cooking School

50 NW 24th Street
Miami, FL 33127


Southbound Hospitality Announces the Opening of: Three Restaurant and No. 3 Social Rooftop Bar & Lounge in Wynwood Arcade with Celebrated American Chef Norman Van Aken.

Southbound Hospitality Group is pleased to announce two distinctive food and beverage experiences opening in the city’s vibrant Wynwood neighborhood. No. 3 Social is set to open later this October with restaurant Three to follow.

Located in Wynwood Arcade, on 50 NW 24th Street, the restaurant, rooftop bar and lounge is located next to the soon to be opened cooking school, In the Kitchen with Norman Van Aken. 

The concept will pay homage to the Magic City, its colorful history and culinary spirit. The legendary Floridian Chef Norman Van Aken, known as the founding father of New World Cuisine will lead the culinary program, and celebrated hospitality veterans Susan Buckley and Candace Walsh will oversee the business operations of the venture they have worked so hard to bring to life.

“I am very thrilled to be a part of a hospitality project of this nature, we believe that it’s the first of its kind in Miami,” says Van Aken. “I love being involved with Southbound Hospitality Group because we share a philosophy of building communities, a commitment to outstanding service and food, and a drive to offer unique experiences to Miami.”

Three, the flagship restaurant in Wynwood Arcade, is both energetic and welcoming, and surrounds guests with the nature and art-infused inspirations of Florida culture. Three has 100 seats, including a 10-seat chef’s counter where guests can get a close up view of the craftsmanship and artistry of the culinary team.

Chef Norman Van Aken guides this personalized and educational endeavor with Chef-de-Cuisine Miguel Massens. “Three” highlights Chef Van Aken’s New World Cuisine, which celebrates the ethnic diversity and food history of Florida in a globally informed way. Three is one of the only restaurants in South Florida offering a fully ‘prix fixe’ menu. There will be a 3- or 4-course menu as well as a 7-course ‘Chef’s Tasting Menu’.


No.3 Social, the only rooftop bar and lounge in Wynwood, presents an atmosphere that will liven up the Wynwood skyline. This rooftop destination can accommodate 100 guests under canopy cover.


No. 3 Social will feature highly curated soulful music to accompany the food which pays homage to street foods from around the world, while incorporating the flavors of Florida. The bar program features vibrant cocktails inspired with local ingredients, a carefully selected wine list, and locally crafted beers.

The beverage and wine programs at both Three and No. 3 Social will complement Chef Van Aken’s menu with an eclectic wine list and a cocktail menu. Jean-Baptiste Barre, the sommelier, is on hand to help guide guests from a list that has been created by one of New York City’s most venerated wine experts, Heidi Turzyn.

“We’re excited to bring this concept to Wynwood. This rooftop is everything, that everything else is not,” says Buckley. “There is the culinary, beverage and hospitality components and so much more. This is where it all comes together, the energy of our community; music, art, air, & light. This vibe we have created is truly the soul of Wynwood.”

For more information, visit https://www.threewynwood.com/ www.no3social.com

Led by co-founders Susan Buckley and Candace Walsh, along with Chef Norman Van Aken, Southbound Hospitality Group designs, brands, and operates a high-end lifestyle hospitality experience with 
a common belief in uncommon luxury, convenience of location, and world-class amenities. 

No.3 Social  Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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Brickell Restaurant Week

600 Brickell World Plaza.
Miami, FL 33131


Brickell and Downtown Miami is striving to be Miami's new culinary epicenter….

Brickell Living brings the inaugural Brickell Restaurant Week to the community highlighting the best cuisine and cocktails in the city.
Brickell Living will host its inaugural Brickell Restaurant Week (BRW) and its Kick Off Event, at the beautiful 600 Brickell World Plaza in the heart of Brickell, Miami on Thursday, May 12, 2016. The “Kick Off Event" will be supporting their 2016 beneficiary partner, the Irie Foundation.

Twenty-five percent (25%) of all net proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to this impactful charity. The Irie Foundation was founded by DJ Irie in May 2011. They seek to improve the lives of South Florida youth through education and extracurricular opportunities that may not otherwise be available to them.
Brickell Restaurant Week (May 12-19) is a restaurant promotion and marketing tool that celebrates the diverse culinary scene in Downtown Miami and Brickell created by locals primarily for enhancing community engagement and development.

Miami’s restaurant scene has exploded in the past few years. The greater Downtown Miami is bursting at the seams with more than 300 restaurants. Brickell Restaurant Week will feature special ‘prix fixe’ lunch and/or dinner options at Downtown Miami’s finest restaurants such as Area 31, Marion Restaurant, Touche, Americal Social, Segafredo, Akoya, Crazy About You, Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolitas and more.




During Brickell Restaurant Week, participating restaurants will offer a Prix Fixe option for lunch and/or dinner. Each option will include 3 courses (appetizer/soup/salad, entrée, and dessert) for lunch and dinner at the special prices listed below (excluding alcohol, tax and gratuities). Lunch is $20/pp and Dinner is $35/pp. 



Brickell Restaurant Week Kick-Off (May 12) will be a festive and fun night under the stars at 600 Brickell World Plaza. Guests will dine on delicious culinary tastings from over 25 local chefs, restaurants and specialty stores while imbibing on beer, wine and cocktails from the official Bar Sponsor, Blue Martini. 

A few sponsors and participants include FIU Graduate School or Business, Evian Water, MBU Consulting, Whole Foods, Pasion del Cielo, Casamigos Tequila, Fireball Whiskey, Maven Cocktails and much more! Listen to melodious beats by the DJ and enjoy a night out celebrating Downtown Miami and Brickell as a dining destination with the community.



Tickets to BRW’s Kick Off Event are now on sale! Pre-sale General Admission tickets are $50 per person and VIP tickets are $100 per person. Tickets available at:

http: BRWKickoff.eventbrite.com. Make sure to get your tickets now before this event sells out! For more information visit www.brickellrestaurantweek.com
General Admission ($50) ticket includes:

⦁UNLIMITED food and drink tasting from over 25 premier food & beverage purveyors!

⦁Access to Official BRW Kick Off Afterparty at Area 31 with 1 complimentary Casamigos Tequila cocktail

VIP Admission ($100) ticket includes:

⦁UNLIMITED food and drink tasting from over 25 premier food & beverage purveyors!

⦁Exclusive VIP Lounge Area!

⦁Exclusive access to VIP restaurant experience and a VIP bar (Blue Martini)!

⦁Exclusive 1hour preview!

⦁Opportunity to mix & mingle with other VIPs, Miami community influencers and leaders, participating chefs & beverage representatives and media!

⦁Access to Official BRW Kick Off Afterparty at Area 31 with 1 complimentary Casamigos Tequila cocktail
About Brickell Living Inc.

Brickell Living Inc. is an independently-held, media company and engagement marketing agency working with businesses and brands who want to penetrate niche consumer markets. They focus on driving behavior-changing results through the power of engagement. Brickell Living specializes in the design and execution of brand and sponsorship activation programs, cause marketing, b-to-c events, community building and mobile marketing. For more information visit www.ourbrickell.com or their popular Instagram page www.instagram.com/brickell_living

About Irie FoundationThe Irie Foundation was founded by DJ Irie in May 2011. The Irie Foundation seeks to improve the lives of South Florida youth through education and extracurricular opportunities that may not otherwise be available to them. With a particular emphasis on the arts, the foundation’s ultimate goal is to improve the graduation rate among the young people it serves. Middle school students will be mentored and encouraged to remain in the program through high school and will receive scholarship money towards college or trade school tuition. For more information, visit www.iriefoundation.org #INSPIRIE #ASPIRIE


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Brio Tuscan Grille


11401 N.W. 12th Street
Sweetwater, FL 33172
305- 629-8991


I have always been a fan of Brio Tuscan Grille and I have been to both Central Florida locations. Brio is really good at serving up consistent and authentic Italian food in what the restaurant deems as a “polished casual” atmosphere. Recently on one of my many visits to Miami, which is my second home, by the way, I was invited to check out the newest Florida location of Brio Tuscan Grille at the Dolphin Mall, and of course I couldn't resist.

In case you have not been to a Brio yet or are unfamiliar with the brand, Brio is part of Columbus based BRAVO|BRIO Restaurant Group (BBRG). Founded in 1992, BBRG currently operates more than 100 restaurants including Bravo Cucina Italiana, Brio Tuscan Grille, and Bon Vie Bistro.

Brio Tuscan Grille serves up authentic northern Italian cuisine with a menu that features oven roasted steaks, chops, seafood, made-to-order pastas, flatbreads and entree salads, similar to what one would find in a ristorante in Tuscany. Brio also offers an ample dessert menu, and a full wine and cocktail list. Brio’s philosophy is “to eat well, is to live well”, and they strive to bring the pleasure of the Tuscan country villa to the American city.

On Sept. 17, Brio Tuscan Grille, opened a location at the newly expanded wing of Dolphin Mall in Miami, Florida. The restaurant is the 14th location in Florida, and provides a “taste of Tuscany” to Miami-Dade’s largest retail shopping center.


The beautiful new 7,500 square-foot Miami restaurant offers indoor seating for 226 guests, and al fresco dining for up to 89 on two Italian-style terraces. A private dining area accommodates groups for up to 40 guests.

BRIO’s villa-like interior features details such as antique hardwood cypress flooring, arched colonnades, hand-crafted Italian mosaics, antique doors, hand crafted walls covered in an antique Venetian plaster, Arabescato marble-imported from Italy, and sizable wrought-iron chandeliers.

I love a good calamari, but it’s hard to find somewhere that does it right. The Calamari Fritto Misto at Brio was Perfetto, as in Perfect. The calamari was a crispy golden brown and served with peperoncini, creamy aioli, and a nice pomodoro sauce for dipping.

Bruschetta Quattro is perfect for sharing,or as a whole meal itself. You really can’t go wrong with a sampling of four housemade bruschettas. You get a Tomato Caprese Bruschetta, Sliced Steak Bruschetta, Roasted Red Pepper and Mozzarella Bruschetta and a Chicken Florentine Bruschetta. All of them were very delicious and quite tasty.

The Pasta Fra Diavolo is composed of campanelle pasta, spicy tomato cream sauce, green onions and your choice of chicken or shrimp. The flavors in this pasta dish were intense and flavorful with the perfect amount of spice for the diavolo or devil in you that likes it hot!

My dish of Chicken Milanese featured two generous portions of crispy Romano chicken, herb pasta and fresh Mozzarella in a housemade Pomodoro sauce. The Chicken Milanese is a rather simple and classic dish, but it is filled with exceptional flavor as the chicken cutlets are battered and fried to perfection.

Brio means “lively” or “full of life” and that is certainly what you will find at any Brio Tuscan Grille location. As I said earlier, I really enjoy the Central Florida locations and Brio has proven to be very consistent across the board at every location I have been to. Of course it goes without saying, that in many parts of Miami and the surrounding areas, they have a reputation for being glitzy, glamorous, playful, and very stylish. The Dolphin Mall location certainly lives up to that billing, as it is everything you would expect from Brio, with a touch of Miami spice.

Brio at Dolphin Mall is open seven days a week Sunday to Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to Midnight.


They also feature a weekend Brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Reservations and call-ahead seating will be accepted and walk-ins welcomed. For reservations, please call (305) 629-8991

Brio Tuscan Grille Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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