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City Pub

861 N Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 652-0600
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Say goodbye to the former North Quarter Tavern and hello to City Pub.

Craig Ustler, the well known developer, who is heavily involved in the Downtown Orlando Creative Village, amongst many other things, decided in late 2017 that it was time to relinquish North Quarter Tavern.

He decided to start an operating partnership with Church Street Entertainment, a name that should be synonymous with most Orlando locals, as they already own such popular downtown spots like Ember, Latitudes, Cahoots, Chillers, Irish Shannon’s, 180 Skytop Lounge and Crafted.

For over 27 years, Church Street Entertainment and its principals have locally owned and operated bars and restaurants in downtown Orlando, and they have now brought their passion and expertise to the North Quarter District.

From owners to bartenders, old timers to newcomers, the City PUB team takes pride in living and working in the neighborhood and helping the local community thrive.

Located in the heart of the North Quarter District in Downtown Orlando, the interior of City Pub features high top and dining room seating with multiple TV's so you never miss your favorite game with artwork that displays the history of Orlando dotted along the walls.

The menu features classic and remastered pub favorites that is handcrafted and chef driven. Executive Chef, Adam Dierks takes the lead in the kitchen and offers a distinctive menu that includes bar snacks, appetizers, savory salads, shareable dishes, classic pub favorites and heartier entrees.

Next door to City Pub is the sister space… Bitters and Bottles. This is a sophisticated yet comfortable night spot in Downtown Orlando, that is the only spot in the North Quarter District serving craft cocktails and a curated wine list alongside the chef driven bar snacks.

City Pub has a comfortable bar with seating around all sides that serves local craft beers and a variety of handcrafted cocktails.

We started our evening with Dirty Chips that feature yuca chips, sweet potato chips, dried parsnips and beets with an amazing garlic cream dipping sauce. 

The Hummus was as fresh and tasty as it gets with chickpea hummus, English cucumber, carrots, pickled beets, grilled artichoke hearts and grilled pita bread.

For a sampling of cocktails from the bar at City Pub, we ordered the House Margarita with Patron and sweet agave nectar on the left and an old fashioned with Bulleit bourbon on the right.

We really enjoyed the Grilled Salmon entree with Zellwood corn risotto, grilled asparagus and a lemon beurre blanc sauce. The salmon was flaky and cooked perfectly and when combined with a bite of the risotto it was magical.

I think this may only be a Friday night special at City Pub, but you absolutely have to have the slow braised Lamb Shank ...this literally fell of the bone and was so flavorful and absolutely delicious, served with roasted potatoes and grilled Brussels sprouts.

After our meal and a few cocktails at City Pub, we walked across the hall and entered Bitters and Bottles. This is a pretty upscale handcrafted cocktail lounge with amazing drinks, great ambiance and a chill vibe. The artwork here is more of the same from inside City Pub with murals and paintings of Orlando. We were really impressed with the set up here.

Once inside we ordered a Lavender Mint Collins and a Whiskey Sour with Jim Beam Double Oak, and both were exceptional.


City Pub also offers one hell of a Sunday brunch deal. For $29.99 you get unlimited mimosas, interactive action stations that make red velvet waffles, carving stations with smoked salmon and other meats, a variety of fruits and vegetables, custom made eggs and pasta dishes from the kitchen.

We really liked City Pub and Bottles and Bitters, and think it is not only a great replacement for North Quarter Tavern, but a great addition to North Downtown Orlando.

City Pub is open from 11:30 am to 2:00 am Monday to Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 12:30 am.

Bitters and Bottles is open from 4:00 pm to 2:00 am Monday to Saturday, and they close at 12:30 am on Sunday.
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Lake Mary St. Patrick’s Weekend Block Party with Liam Fitzpatrick's

Colonial Town Park
951 Market Promenade Ave.
Lake Mary, FL 32746
(407) 936-3782


Join The Biggest St. Patty’s Celebration In North Orlando at Liam Fitzpatrick’s Restaurant And Irish Pub for the 11th Annual “Lake Mary St. Patrick’s Weekend Block Party” On Saturday, March 16th & Sunday, March 17th

Central Florida’s #1 Irish pub brings back it's blockbuster St. Patrick’s day block party - now with two days of drinks, DJ's, dancing and tons of festive live music and entertainment

The luck of the Irish is back and bigger than ever at Liam Fitzpatrick’s as they host a double St. Patty’s Day celebration at the 11th Annual “Lake Mary St. Patrick’s Weekend Block Party” on Saturday, March 16th and Sunday, March 17th.


Now, pub patrons can buy tickets for the two-day long event, which takes over Colonial Town Park outside Liam Fitzpatrick’s, Graffiti Junktion and Dexter’s of Lake Mary, with non-stop live entertainment on multiple stages, drink specials, authentic Irish food and fun.

On Saturday, March 16th, the block party kicks off at 7pm, marking the official start of St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland. Festivities include a live band featuring Prince, Britney Spears and Gwen Stefani tribute artists, two DJ’s and leprechaun appearances.

Then, on Sunday, March 17th, the all-day celebration begins at 10:30am and carries on through the evening with continuous live music and entertainment featuring acoustic performances, a full band, two DJ’s, Irish dancers and bagpipers, and, of course, more leprechaun sightings.

Guests have several drink packages and ticket options to choice from, including General Admission and a special VIP Experience ticket, which can be purchased online at www.LakeMaryBlockParty.com. Liam’s St. Patty’s Block Party also supports Orlando City Youth Soccer.

“St. Patty’s is without a doubt our most-anticipated event of the year, and we are thrilled to grow it even bigger this year with two days to party,” says General Manager Dominick Coloni. “As our block parties continue to grow to epic proportions, we are extremely grateful for the huge community support, and we look forward to starting 2019 off right with our largest and most memorable St. Patrick’s Day yet.”


Go green and experience the 11th Annual “Lake Mary St. Patrick’s Weekend Day Block Party” hosted by Liam Fitzpatrick’s Restaurant and Irish Pub at Colonial Town Plaza located at 951 Market Promenade Avenue, Suite 1115, Lake Mary, FL 32746. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit www.LakeMaryBlockParty.com.

Successfully operating since April of 2008, Liam Fitzpatrick’s welcomes guests with it traditional Irish pub exterior, rich wood furnishings and accents, large dining room, fully stocked bar and pub area and private dining room with a wide-ranging menu of great home-cooked food to suit every taste and pouring some of the best beers and wines in the world.
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Terralina Crafted Italian


1650 Buena Vista Dr.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
(407) 934-8888
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Terralina Crafted Italian was inspired by Italy’s lake district, with alluring vistas, sun drenched settings and a glass conservatory that sweeps down to dining at the water’s edge.

Uniquely furnished dining rooms radiate out from the kitchen, each with a collection of found art or pieces that share the stories of moments spent celebrating. The veranda bar is a welcome invitation to relax and sip on craft cocktails and people watch.

James Beard award winning chef, Tony Mantuano, who was also a former contestant on Top Chef Masters, and is internationally respected for his role in defining true Italian cuisine, collaborated with Executive Chef Justin Plank to bring crafted Italian cooking and everyone together around genuine flavors and authentic dishes.

Showcasing foods that are both familiar and new, the menu here offers traditional Italian dishes like Housemade Lasagna, Parmesan Duo made with chicken and eggplant parmesan and spaghetti pomodoro, slow roasted Beef Short Rib, Housemade Porchetta and even Crispy Eggplant Fries.

The kitchen is at the heart of Terralina Crafted Italian and the wood burning oven fires a selection of hand tossed pizzas, calzones and fresh vegetables along with dishes from the hearth including chicken parmesan and seafood cannelloni prepared with housemade pasta.

A few of the pizza options include Margherita, Artisan Pepperoni, and even a Funghi with a mushroom trio of portobello, shiitake and cremini topped with roasted garlic and fresh mozzarella. Calzones come with roasted pork, sweet peppers, spinach, fresh mozzarella and goat cheese.

I recently had the opportunity to sit down and have a glass of wine with Chef Mantuano, and enjoy some food that he and Executive Chef Plank put together for us for a media dinner, and it was excellent of course.

We started the evening with a ridiculously large Antipasti Tower filled with prosciutto, spicy capicola, grana padano, bocconcini, tomatoes, pickled vegetables, grilled zucchini, parmesan crisp, olives, and housemade pecorino-truffle potato chips. This serves four people and then some. We really enjoyed the pickled veggies and especially the truffle potato chips.

The Seafood Canneloni is made with fish, shrimp, scallops, mascarpone and a lobster cream sauce and was paired with Italian wine Feudi di San Gregorio, Fiano di Avellino from Campania Italy.

Ravioli Gigante at Terralina Crafted Italian is a giant ravioli stuffed with spinach, fresh ricotta and parmesan covered in a roasted garlic tomato cream sauce. This was paired with Avignonesi Vino noble di Montelpulciano from Toscana.

Our evening ended with a dessert duo of flourless chocolate cake torte and a lemon thyme pannacotta paired with Brancher Prosecco Superiore from Veneto Italy.

We had a great time hanging out with Chef Mantuano, and all of the food we tried was wonderful. His love and passion for Italian cuisine really shows in all of the food an presentations.

Chef Mantuano had the opportunity to apprentice in Italy, and he was so inspired by the chefs who graciously shared their talent and culinary techniques, that he feels he owes it to them to represent the cuisine in the truest sense possible.

Terralina Crafted Italian is open everyday from 11:30 am to 11:00 pm.

Terralina Crafted Itlaian Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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Houses of Blues Launches New Mouthwatering Menu Items


1490 Buena Vista Dr.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 (407) 934-2583

House of Blues Orlando, known for its unique live entertainment and events and mouth watering menu offerings, is proud to announce that it has launched new menu items that are sure to tantalize taste buds and make music in mouths everywhere.

Available now, House of Blues’ new menu is taking center stage with a culinary set list of new appetizers, flatbreads, sandwiches and burgers, entrées and cocktails, joining fan favorites and crowd pleasers from its popular Southern-inspired menu.

“We are excited for guests to try our new menu, and we are truly proud of the work that the House of Blues’ executive culinary team put into each item,” said Jason Petrina, General Manager, House of Blues Orlando. “Our very talented team methodically crafted a selection of made-from-scratch dishes that stay true to the menu’s signature flavor profiles, while introducing both new and familiar ingredients that complement favorites. We are confident that this new menu will be an instant hit!”

House of Blues new menu features:

Appetizers:

-BBQ Brisket Nachos: Slow-smoked BBQ brisket, house-cut tortilla chips, aged cheddar, avocado, roasted corn salsa, red onion, cotija cheese

-HOB Wings Served Three Ways: Texas BBQ Wings – with crispy onion, cilantro, ranch dressing; Nashville Style – with B&B pickles, blue cheese dressing; and Buffalo - with slaw, shaved habanero, blue cheese dressing

-Double Dip Deux: Pimento dip and avocado salsa with house-cut tortilla chips

Flatbreads:

-BBQ Chicken: Memphis sweet BBQ sauce, mozzarella and gouda, cilantro, smoked pulled chicken, cilantro crema, pickled red onion

-Margherita: Roasted garlic, mozzarella, balsamic tomato, basil and feta

Sandwiches and Burgers:

-The Yardbird: Bourbon-butter-brushed fried chicken breast, with slaw, buffalo aioli and dill pickles, also available simply grilled

-Impossible Burger: Built 100 percent Vegan with Impossible™ burger patty, American cheese, shredded romaine, secret sauce and dill pickle chips


New Entrees Include:

-Country Fried Steak: USDA Prime flat iron steak, served with andouille country gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes and herb salad

-Smoked Chicken: Half bird served with BBQ beans, slaw, B&B pickles, southern street corn, jalapeño cheese cornbread and a medley of signature sauces


Cocktails:

-Risky Whiskey: Woodford Reserve bourbon, Luxardo Sangue Morlacco, lemon, orange, simple syrup

-South of Manhattan: Buffalo Trace bourbon, Sazerac rye, Luxardo Sangue Morlacco, Martini & Rossi sweet vermouth, Peychaud’s bitters, Luxardo cherry, lemon

-Strawberry Fields: Captain Morgan spiced rum, Disaronno amaretto, strawberry, passion fruit, mint, lime

-Royal Orleans: Crown Royal Apple whiskey, ginger, lime, mint

-Dark Night: Gosling’s dark rum, Fuji apple, lemon, simple syrup, hibiscus, mint, ginger beer

-All Night Long: Hendrick’s gin, Cointreau, raspberry, lemon, mint, simple syrup

-Black & Blues: Ketel One Botanical Cucumber & Mint vodka, cucumber, blackberry, lemon, simple syrup


House of Blues Orlando is the city’s premier destination for top entertainment, delicious food and beverages and fun for all guests. 

Surrounded by touches of contemporary and traditional southern art, House of Blues offers the best of what the area has to offer, from flavorful signature dishes, inspired cuisine and specialty drinks, to free live entertainment and top local and national acts.

For more information on House of Blues Orlando, please visit www.HouseofBlues.com/Orlando, or call 407-934-2583.

Founded in 1992, the 11 House of Blues are located throughout the United States and form the country’s pre-eminent group of intimate music venues. Each features state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology in one-of-a-kind custom designed environments aimed to bring fans as close as possible to the artists.

Every location’s restaurant and bar is adorned with signature original folk-art – part of the world’s largest collection – combined with the House of Blues legendary hospitality and tantalizing southern-inspired cuisine.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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Hopdoddy Burger Bar


9101 International Dr.
#1208, Orlando, FL 32819
(321) 251-4500
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Hopdoddy Burger Bar, the nationally renowned burger and beer joint, is officially open at Pointe Orlando. Originally founded in Austin, Texas, Hopdoddy has a total of 31 locations in seven states, and this is the first Florida location.

Founded in 2010 by Guy Villavaso, Larry Foles, Chuck Smith, and Larry Perdido, Hopdoddy stands out for its “from scratch” ethos and full bar. Designed to be devoured in your hands, all burgers at Hopdoddy are made with all natural meats.

Hopdoddy grinds their meats in house daily and offers a wide variety of proteins like Angus beef, grass-fed Kobe beef, chicken, turkey, and sushi grade tuna that are stacked between baked from scratch buns. They also offer vegetarian and vegan menu items such as The Impossible and La Bandita burgers.

Alongside its burgers, Hopdoddy serves a lineup of hand-cut fries, fresh salads, and handcrafted milkshakes made with Jersey Cream Custard.

In addition to cocktails, Hopdoddy also carries an array of local craft beers on tap as well as in cans and bottles. I tried the Salt Life Lager and also had the Doble Fina Margarita with Altos Plata Tequila, lime, agave and a black lava salt rim.

If you don't like Parmesan Truffle Fries, I'm not sure we can be friends.. the ones served up here are tossed in truffle oil, Parmesan and chives and come with truffle aioli for dipping and are amazing.

Every month at each Hopdoddy location, they have a different Specialty Burger. The February featured burger was The Tao of Sow... to celebrate the year of the pig for the 2019 Chinese New Year. This burger was made with a gochujang and furikake flavored pork patty and sits atop a black sesame soy bun topped with togarashi mayo, moo shu slaw and Emperor sauce. This was a unique burger, a tad salty at times, but overall really good.

The El Diablo is made with Angus beef, pepper jack, habaneros, serrano peppers, caramelized onions, salsa roja, chipotle aioli and sits on lettuce and tomatoes for a fiery kick that leaves a nice ring of heat around your mouth.

Hot Honey and Sage Fries at Hopdoddy were really really really good, so much so that it was hard to stop eating them. These are sweet potato fries covered in a spicy and sweet pepper honey and sage glaze and tossed in a metal bowl.

I was pretty impressed with the Ahi Tuna Burger, as I'm picky about tuna, especially as a burger. This is made sushi grade tuna topped with sunflower sprouts, nori chips, teriyaki, honey wasabi, pickled ginger, mayo, lettuce, tomato and onion. Everything worked together for nice texture and flavors.

Although I really enjoyed all the burgers at Hopdoddy, something about the simplicity of The Magic Shroom Burger really did it for me, as this was definitely my favorite with Angus beef, goat cheese, field mushrooms, mayo, basil pesto, lettuce, tomato and onion.

How about a Nutella Chocolate Pretzel Milkshake to end your evening? All shakes are spun using Jersey cream custard and for an added bonus, for a few bucks extra, you can Booze them up by adding a variety of rums and other spirits to any milkshakes on the menu.

As part of the mission to “Do Right,” the burger bar offers the Goodnight/Good Cause program nationwide where Hopdoddy donates a portion of the proceeds from each Good Night Good Cause burger sold to charitable organizations. Since 2010, Hopdoddy guests have helped raise more than $1,000,000.

The Goodnight/Good Cause burger is made with Angus beef, Tillamook cheddar, caramelized onions, jalapeños, caffeinated barbecue, Sassy Sauce, lettuce, and tomato.

Hopdoddy at Pointe Orlando is open from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm every day except Friday, as they stay open till 12:00 am.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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