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House of Blues is launching Bayou Brunch

1490 E Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Phone: (407) 934-2583
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House of Blues Orlando’s Bayou Brunch Transforms Traditional Brunch Into Epic Dining Experience with live music performances by Brown Bag Brass Band.

Answering the prayers of music lovers and foodies everywhere, House of Blues Orlando, known for its live concerts featuring top music acts, unique entertainment and mouthwatering menu offerings, is launching Bayou Brunch, a new weekend brunch event that is guaranteed to rock your taste buds and your soul!

Beginning August 3rd, every Saturday and Sunday, House of Blues Restaurant & Bar will take Southern hospitality to a whole new level.

The new Bayou Brunch will feature delicious Southern-inspired menu items, like Biscuits and Gravy, freshly made Omelets, Shrimp and Crawfish Etouffee and more, as well as bottomless brunch beverages and a Build Your Old Fashioned Bar.

Additionally, for all those that crave a little more bite to their brunch, the Orlando location will turn up the dining experience a few notches with live music from Brown Bag Brass Band, who will entertain guests with Dixieland, Jazz and Brass band selections.

Cost: Buffet is $33 for adults (10+) and $15 for children (3-9), Children under 3 are free

Regular Restaurant & Bar menu available at 11:30 AM, Alcohol, Tax and Gratuity not included

Featured Menu Items:
Salads: Southern Salad, Caesar Salad, Fresh Fruit, Peel and Eat Shrimp

Breakfast: Omelet Station, Scrambled Eggs, Candied Bacon, Andouille Sausage, Biscuits & Gravy, Chicken & Waffles

Lunch: Chicken Tacos, Pork Tacos, Shrimp and Crawfish Etouffee, Jalapeno and Cheese Cornbread, Carving Station with Ham and Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Seasonal Vegetables

Desserts: Bourbon Bread Pudding, Assorted Desserts

Drink Specials:
Build Your Old Fashioned with bourbon, bitters, and garnish bars ($12 each)

Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s ($15)

Happy Hour pricing on select beer, house wine, and well cocktails

*All menu items subject to change without notice.

For more information, please call House of Blues Orlando at 407-934-2583 or visit http://www.houseofblues.com/orlando.
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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar to Celebrate National Rum Day

9101 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 226-1600
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Throughout the month of August, enjoy $10 rum flights and additional rum specials on August 16th.

Additionally, a portion of the sales from each Don Q cocktail sold during the month of August will benefit CORE (Children of Restaurant Employees), a national 501(c)3 charity whose mission is to grant support to children of food and beverage service families navigating life-altering circumstances.

August 16th is officially National Rum Day, and Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar is celebrating with a variety of specials. At Cuba Libre, rum is the celebrated spirit and National Rum Day provides the perfect opportunity to showcase its versatility and flavor.

Throughout the month of August, guests will be able to enjoy two pre-selected rum flights at a discounted price of $10 each. Flights of rum include three one-ounce pours. The complete list of flights available is listed below.

EL COQUI FLIGHT:
Named after the Puerto Rican frog with a unique sound, Don Q is what islanders drink when they want to relax on the beach...Don Q Single Barrel, Don Q Añejo, Don Q Gran Añejo.

KIRK AND SWEENEY FLIGHT:
Named after a wooden rum running schooner that shipped spirits from the Caribbean to America during prohibition. The distillery is based in the Dominican Republic...the flight includes...Kirk and Sweeney 12 Year, Kirk and Sweeney 18 Year, Kirk and Sweeney 23 Year.


Additionally, on Friday, August 16th, guests can partake in Cuba Libre’s extensive collection of rums, featured flights and rum-based libations for half the price.

This special offering will be available exclusively at the bar during happy hour. Cuba Libre’s rum list showcases over 90 premium and flavored varieties from Guyana, Haiti, Nicaragua and Tortola. Rums are priced between $8 and $84 per shot. 


As an added bonus, a portion of the proceeds from each Don Q libation sold during rum month of August will be donated by Don Q to CORE (Children of Restaurant Employees) - with Cuba Libre matching the donation.

This is the restaurant’s third fundraiser for this non-profit organization whose mission is to grant support to children of food and beverage service families navigating life-altering circumstances. Barry Gutin, principal and co-founder of GuestCounts Hospitality, LLC, which owns and operates Cuba Libre, serves on the board of directors for CORE so it is a cause close to his heart.

$10 rum flights will be available August 1st through August 31st, 2019. On Friday, August 16th, guests will be able to enjoy Cuba Libre’s extensive collection of rums, rum flights and rum-based mixed drinks at half price, exclusively at the bar during happy hour which is available Monday through Sunday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar is located at 9101 International Drive, Orlando, Florida, 32819, (407) 226-1600. For additional information, please visit www.cubalibrerestaurant.com.

Children of Restaurant Employees, or CORE, is a 501(c)3 charitable organization funded by donations from individuals, food and beverage operators, suppliers and distributors, and special events. CORE grants support to children of food and beverage service families navigating life-altering circumstances. Since its inception in 2004, CORE has raised over $4M to help over 600 children from families across the industry and the country. For more information, or to nominate someone in need, please visit http://www.coregives.org/.

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar opened in Philadelphia in 2000, Atlantic City in 2004, Orlando in 2009 and Washington DC in 2010 to much acclaim, giving guests a passport to Cuba's intriguing flavors and culture. The restaurant’s name, which translates to “a free Cuba,” signifies a hope for the future of the treasured island nation. Two-time James Beard Award-winning Chef-Partner Guillermo Pernot’s menus feature tantalizing tastes that reflect Cuba’s culinary traditions, as well as the emerging modern cuisine he is experiencing during his continuing travels to Cuba.

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Sixty Vines is coming to Orlando in 2020

110 Orlando Ave., #12.
Winter Park, Florida 32789
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Sixty Vines, known for seasonal cuisine inspired by the wines of Napa Valley, will open its first Florida location in the spring of 2020. 

The roughly 8,000 square foot restaurant will be located at 110 Orlando Ave., #12, Winter Park, Florida 32789. 

Often referred to as “the winemaker’s restaurant,” Sixty Vines delivers simple, yet flavorful, food paired perfectly with a large variety of wines.

Sixty Vine’s innovative wine-on-tap program allows guests to enjoy individual glasses of wine served at the perfect temperature. It’s also eco-friendly: each pressurized steel keg used to store on-tap wines saves 26 bottles from going in a landfill. That’s more than 2,340 lbs of trash over its lifetime!
 
Guests can dine with a view of the open kitchen and charcuterie bar. And, like the other Sixty Vines locations, Winter Park will also feature an enclosed greenhouse patio offering a wine garden experience and full bar, as well as private dining spaces
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“We think Sixty Vines will be a perfect addition to the growing restaurant scene in the Orlando/Winter Park area,” said Steve Shlemon, CEO of Whiskey Cake Holdings which operates Sixty Vines. “In addition to introducing guests to our seasonal menu, we think they’ll also enjoy our unique wine program, which is different than anywhere else in the market.”

Sixty Vines in Winter Park will be open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.
Sixty Vines has two locations in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX, with a Houston, TX location coming summer 2019. To learn more, visit www.sixtyvines.com.
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Omakase with an American Kitchen Twist..

1905 Hotel Plaza Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
(407) 827-3080
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As a chef who’s traveled the world and experimented with an array of unique cooking styles and exotic ingredients,Chef Venoy Rogers has a passion to incorporate new methods at American Kitchen that allow guests and locals to experience something new when visiting Orlando.

Now Chef Venoy is offering Omakase style tastings which Chef Venoy dubbed “Amerikase”(both for American Kitchen and American cuisine.)

o·ma·ka·se

/ˌōməˈkäsā,ōˈmäkəsā/ (in a Japanese restaurant) a meal consisting of dishes selected by the chef... a Japanese phrase that means "I'll leave it up to you"

“One of the key differences of Amerikase from traditional Omakase is that instead of one bite courses (usually sushi,) we take an American approach and make it our own by doing 2-3 bite courses depending on the budget,” explains Chef Venoy.

“This is perfect for us because we are not technically a tasting or fine dining restaurant, but we have the culinary chops to produce some outstanding dinners in this format and its attracting locals. Being that it is Omakase style, I am able to use dishes from my menu and other ingredients that I may already have in the kitchen to allow for maximum profitability and all while promoting American Kitchen.”

Currently, American Kitchen is offering 6-8 courses at $100 per person, by word of mouth.

Below is an example of some recent Amerikase menu offerings.

Mexican Corn” with Butter poached Spiny Lobster, Brown Mole and Crispy Chicken Skin.

Koji Cured Local Wild Boar Belly Tortellini and Ramp Pasta, Umami Broth, Fairy Ring Mushrooms.

Dry Aged Certified Angus Beef ® Ribeye with Umami Hollandaise, Fermented Parsnip and Grilled Chanterelles.

New England Razor Clam “Chowder”.

Kampachi Crudo, Coconut Curry, Toasted Sesame, Shio Koji, Whiskey Barrel Aged Fish Sauce, Petite Lucky Shamrock Elder Flower.

Cured Tuna and Yuzu Compressed Watermelon Avocado mousse, Green Apple, Pickled micro daikon, furikake, House-made Kiwi Vinegar, Honeysuckle.

If you are interested in this style of dining, whether a date night, group event, or business meeting, Chef suggests reaching out directly to the restaurant’s General Manager at (407) 827-3080 and she will work closely with Chef Venoy to customize a menu that focuses on what’s in season but also cater to your palette.
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Dochi Donuts Pop Up is back at Boxi Park!

6877 Tavistock Lakes Blvd
Orlando, FL 32827
(407) 536-9666
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Mark your calendars because Boxi Park, the new innovative outdoor and entertainment park located at Lake Nona Town Center, will be hosting another pop-up container takeover this weekend with the famous Japanese Mochi Donuts, Dochi.

These delicious and popular donuts will be available from Friday, July 26th to Sunday, July 28th and will be priced at $2.50 per donut, $13 for half dozen donuts. 

Make sure to snag your donuts because they sold out quickly last time!

Boxi Park is Central Florida’s First All-Outdoor Entertainment and Dining Venue Constructed Out Of Repurposed Shipping Containers.


13 total shipping containers feature a different chef-driven restaurant concept, serving fast-casual dishes intended to enliven the palate with bright, fun flavors. Additional containers feature walk-up bars and a beer garden.

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