Calendar of Food and Wine Festivals in Florida

Food and wine. Pairing food and wine (and beer) is an art. And doing so in the Sunshine State is an art unto itself – with choices in glorious abundance. Here are some of the major food and wine events scheduled in the Sunshine State, by region and month. South Florida | Central Florida | North…

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Florida Cuisine: Restaurants All Around Lake Okeechobee

By Terry Gibson You can find about any type of cuisine in gourmet restaurants in southern Florida’s coastal cities. But to experience authentically Florida cooking, with complimentary Latino and southern soul flavors, take a ride inland through the pastoral farm fields of the peninsula’s southern…

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Magic Kingdom Restaurant Guide

By VISIT FLORIDA Staff The Magic Kingdom is where storybooks come to life, where elephants fly, teacups dance, and every day ends happily ever after. Disney tales and characters are around every corner -- at Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and classic Disney…

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Dining with Celebrity Chefs at Disney Springs

By Julie Deily Disney Springs is an entertainment, dining and shopping complex. It used to be called Downtown Disney and if you haven't been in the last few months or the last few years, you'll notice huge changes. We recently spent a weekend there and explored what the celebrity chefs have to…

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Farm-to-Table Dining from Miami to the Palm Beaches

By Julie Landry Laviolette Glitzy nightlife, luxurious hotels and miles of palm-tree lined beaches are Southeast Florida’s signature items. But did you know that there are hundreds of acres of farmland dotting the Sunshine State’s southern tip? An active farm-to-table movement boasts chefs…

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Farm-to-Table Dining from Orlando to Winter Park

By Julie Landry Laviolette Home to theme parks and a thriving arts scene, farm-to-table dining is an unexpected pleasure when visiting Central Florida. Beyond the sprawling metropolitan area, you’ll find U Pick strawberry, peach and blueberry farms, a Michelin-starred restaurant with its own fruit…

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Casual, Hip and Delicious: Food Truck Sensation Reaches Florida

By Tom Scherberger In Miami and Orlando, hundreds connecting through social media meet in otherwise deserted parking lots to feast on sliced pork belly with buffalo sauce or perhaps Korean bulgogi tacos. The food truck craze has swept into Florida. On a summer Sunday evening in Orlando…

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A Quick Guide to Florida Barbecue

By Rachelle Lucas Barbecue seems to be the epitome of southern comfort foods. Slow cooked, fall-off-the bone meats. Sweet and tangy finger-licking marinades. Buttery grilled corn-on-the-cob, cool and crunchy coleslaw, and thick slices of bread to sop up left over sauce on your plate. Just…

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From Fusion to Farm-to-Table, Florida’s Flavors Are Fresh and Fun

By VISIT FLORIDA Staff Acres of citrus groves and miles of coastline offering access to the freshest seafood may have put the Sunshine State on the culinary map, but Florida also brings a host of other flavors to the table. Florida is a paradise for foodies who crave locally sourced, farm-to-table…

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Sit at the Chef's Table at These Fine Florida Restaurants

By Dalia Colon Like every great catch, Florida is the total package: beautiful on the outside and intriguing beneath the surface. Go behind-the-scenes of Florida dining when you sit at the chef’s table of the finest restaurants in the state. At upscale Matthew’s Restaurant in Jacksonville…

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