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Icon Orlando Announces New "Fly and Dine" Package


8401 International Drive.
#100, Orlando, FL 32819
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ICON Orlando has announced an all-new Fly & Dine package that includes one flight aboard the iconic 400-foot observation wheel, along with a choice of prix fixe dining options at seven of ICON Orlando 360’s fast casual and full-service restaurants.

The set menu options start at just $32 for fast casual or $45 for full-service dining at participating restaurants, including Tapa Toro Spanish Restaurant, Tin Roof Orlando, Sugar Factory Orlando, UNO Pizzeria & Grill and others. The Fly & Dine package is available now through Dec. 20.



“We’re excited to offer this great deal for visitors and locals alike to come experience the ultimate in food and fun,” said Cindy Campbell-Taylor, vice president of marketing, sales and public affairs at ICON Orlando 360. “With breathtaking views 400 feet in the air aboard the ICON Orlando and delicious dining down on the ground at ICON Orlando 360, it’s the perfect way to celebrate any special occasion or just a fun night out on the town with friends.”


From authentic Spanish fare to classic American eats, the Fly & Dine packages includes options to please any palate. Starting at $32, fast casual options include Shake Shack, UNO Express and iCafe de Paris, with menus featuring an entrée, choice of drink or fries, and dessert.

Full-service options start at $45 and include Tapa Toro Spanish Restaurant, Tin Roof, Sugar Factory and UNO Pizzeria and Grill I-Drive, with menus featuring a choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert. Guests can purchase an upgrade to include a beverage (alcoholic or non-alcoholic).

If purchasing a full-service dining option, reservations are highly recommended.

For more information on how to purchase tickets and to view menu options, visit Iconorlando.com/fly-and-dine. Guests are encouraged to share their experience on social media using the hashtag #ICONOrlando360.
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American Social is Coming to Orlando

7335 W Sand Lake Rd
Ste 101
Orlando, FL 32819


American Social Bar & Kitchen (AmSo), the upscale sports lounge and restaurant that originated in South Florida has announced the debut of a fourth location in Orlando, Florida. 

The 9,406 square-foot space, formerly known as Bar Louie, is part of the Rialto plaza located on Orlando’s famed “Restaurant Row.” Positioned in the prestigious Dr. Phillips area just minutes from the bustling I-Drive and Orange County Convention Center, the space will undergo an extensive, $2.7M beautification and build-out with help of United General Contracting, led by John Mijares. 

The new space will debut as the fourth pillar to the successful restaurant series that pays tribute to classic Americana style. The original “AmSo” (as loyal patrons refer) located on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale will celebrate its sixth anniversary this June, and the new flagship location in Downtown Tampa will commemorate its first year this October closely followed by the fourth anniversary of the Downtown Brickell location in Miami. 

American Social Orlando will keep with its good time, entertainment-for-all reputation with more than 300 indoor and outdoor seats, a sweeping patio, four bars and one VIP bar for private parties. Helmed by restaurateurs Rick Mijares and Paul Greenberg, American Social is known for its extensive selection of local and national craft beers, lively happy hours and award-winning menu items.

“The addition of our fourth location in Orlando, one of the most visited cities in the world thanks to year round sunny weather, unique attractions and a high quality of life, is truly special for American Social,” said Rick Mijares. “With our ability to offer both full restaurant and bar service and special events in addition to off-site catering, American Social’s culinary versatility and attention to detail will be unmatched in Central Florida.” 

Family is at the core of American Social. Rick’s mother, Laurie Mijares spearheads the interior design for all AMSO locations while Rick’s father, Tony Mijares, continues his integral role in the restaurant’s financial, legal and corporate growth since its inception in 2011. 

The team’s tireless efforts are not confined within the walls of the three successful locations, but reach far and wide through a new community that rallies around the patriotic concept, which pays tribute to classic Americana.

Rick Mijares and Greenberg anticipate hiring approximately 125 new team members to help execute the restaurant’s brunch, lunch and dinner service on a weekly basis. The new location is conveniently located 15 minutes from Orlando International Airport, Walt Disney World and downtown Orlando. 

American Social is characterized by its classic American comfort food, a wide selection of craft beers on draft, curated list of cocktails and wines. 

The restaurant’s portfolio of prestigious awards includes 2014, 2015 and 2016 South Beach Wine and Food Festival’s “Best Bite on the Beach,” Zagat award-winning Chicken and Waffles dish, and winner of the OBIES: A Taste of South Florida’s “People’s Choice Award.” 

The restaurant has three locations including 721 E. Las Olas Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale, FL; 690 S.W. First Court in Miami, FL; 601 S. Harbour Island Blvd. in Tampa, FL; and a fourth coming soon to 7335 West Sand Lake Road in Orlando, FL.

For more information, visit www.americansocialbar.com.

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McFadden's

8291 International Drive
Orlando FL. 32819
407-930-2550

Ever since the Orlando Eye announced plans to open on International Drive, businesses and restaurants alike were in a hurry to open up shop and get in on such a great attraction that was sure to draw customers and plenty of tourists. Over the past year during the construction of the eye, and since its opening, there have been quite a few restaurants to open, and I can tell you with certainty, a few more are still in the process of being built.

I have had the pleasure of dining at almost all of those restaurants that are filling up the I-Drive complex that hosts the Orlando Eye, but Mcfadden's took me a little longer to get around to, so with haste, my sister and I made an appointment a few weeks ago to check out one of the newest tenants to the attraction.

McFadden’s is a franchise of sorts with 15 locations throughout the U.S. The original location was founded by an Irishman himself... Steve McFadden. That restaurant was established in New York City in 1977 and was called McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon, after the owners namesake. it is rumored that over 35 years later you can still find Steve enjoying a pint at the historic mahogany bar at the NY mainstay on the corner of 42nd and 2nd street.

McFadden’s has maintained its traditional Irish essence while establishing itself as a respected restaurant, after work meet up destination, and the ultimate party bar at night. When the lights go down the party turns up. With an attractive and fun staff, customers are always guaranteed to have a good time. Through special events, theme nights, drink specials and live DJs there is something to celebrate every night at McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon.

McFadden's Orlando features two outdoor patios, HD TVs for the ultimate sports viewing experience, and a delectable food menu featuring authentic Irish fare and American comfort food like gourmet burgers and signature appetizers and a mouth watering drink menu that features famous Fishbowl drinks.

The menu here is pretty big and has plenty of Irish favorites like Shepherd's pie, Fish & Chips and Corned Beef & Cabbage to name a few. The rest of the menu is laced with distinctive American style bar food creations that feature such oddities like Chicken & Bacon Pancakes, Loaded Tater Tots and Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings. Of course Guinness beer and a host of other beers are on tap at the bar as well as a slew of crazy cocktails like the “Leprechaun's Revenge”


Although it’s certainly not an authentic Irish creation, I could not refuse the Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings. Pretty simple beer battered rings, wrapped in bacon and served with a spicy ketchup for dipping, and yes they were pretty tasty because Bacon.

One of the many cocktails I sampled was the Mcfadden’s Mai Tai with Don Q and Myers Dark Rum, Grenadine, Orange Juice and Pineapple Juice. Of course we had quite a few Pickle Back shots as well. 


For something more authentic, my sister ordered the Shepherd's Pie made with ground beef, vegetables, mashed potatoes and a red wine reduction. This was actually quite tasty, and spot on flavor wise.


Once again, I saw something strange on the menu that I had never eaten before, so I had to order the Chicken and Bacon Pancakes. This is two gigantic pancakes stuffed with fried chicken, bacon, smothered with sausage gravy and topped with maple syrup. It actually worked well together, but proved to be a bit more than I could eat in one sitting. 


Although my heart was set on the bread pudding, my sister insisted on the Chocolate Lava Cake. This was a warm and gooey on the inside chocolate cake drizzled with chocolate sauce and served with ice cream. It was a good ending to a fun night.

The service was fast and attentive and we enjoyed all of our food and drinks. We arrived around 8:00 pm and found that as it got later in the evening, more people were arriving to get their party on. By the time we left, half of the restaurant was in full club mode full of young and old alike all enjoying themselves.

McFadden’s is open from 4 pm until 2 am everyday with various happy hour specials throughout the week and a $0.15 cent wing night on Wednesdays. You can stay updated on all of the happenings at McFadden’s Orlando by going to https://www.facebook.com/McFaddensOrlando

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Outback Steak House at I-Drive 360

8351 International Drive
Orlando FL. 32819
(407) 351-5482
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Outback Steakhouse is the latest restaurant to open its doors at the all new I Drive 360 complex at the Orlando Eye.

If you recall back in May, I wrote about Yard House being the first to open at this location along with some more details about the I-Drive 360 attraction. You can click HERE to find out more.

In keeping with the direction of the new tourist friendly stop on International Drive, this Outback features a “Modern Australia” building design on the inside and the outside that is the first of its kind. The design of this location was based on the regional geography of Australia. The idea is to give guests the sense of adventure that being down under brings, as well as to reflect the leisure of modern day Australia.

Along with the new modern Australia design is a pretty modern and cool outdoor dining patio area that wraps around the building. The area has plenty of seating and there are fans outside as well to help keep you cool.

Guests will enjoy a more spacious bar area that includes a community table with customized seating and furnishings, vibrant colors and connects directly to the outdoor dining patio.


I got to try the Maple Mustard Glazed Pork Chops during a preview and training session. I must admit, they were pretty good and packed with flavor.


My dining companion went Surf and Turf with the Outback Special and Shrimp Combo. The steak was cooked perfectly and the Coconut Shrimp were a tad sweet, but very good as well.


The new Orlando Outback Steakhouse at I-Drive 360 is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday. 

As with all Outback locations, Call-ahead seating is available by calling the restaurant at 407-351-5482. For on-the-go guests, Curbside Takeaway is available by calling the restaurant or placing your order online.

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