Mar 12

The Pub Orlando: Like Disney’s Rose & Crown…But Better

The Pub Orlando

There’s a new joint in town and as a beer lover, I’m rejoicing!  Recently, The Pub Orlando opened up at Pointe Orlando on International Drive and I had the chance to visit and check out all that this amazing new “hot spot” has to offer.

Tap your own beer wall! What?!?!? Someone pinch me, I must be dreaming!

The Pub Orlando Beer Wall

Wanna know how it works?…

The Pub Orlando Beer Wall Instructions

Perfection in a glass!  This is Twisted Thistle IPA…

The Pub Orlando Twisted Thistle IPA

Belhaven Beer Cheese. Good god almighty this was the bees knees! Served with soft salty pretzel rolls! Gimmie, gimmie!

The Pub Orlando Beer Cheese

Cheeky staff shirts we tried to decipher. Both the guys and gals wear kilts. #KeepinItReal

The Pub Orlando shirts and kilts

The interior is stunning!

The Pub Orlando Union Jack

The Pub Orlando Bar

The Pub Orlando Bar Phone Booth

The Pub Orlando Bar

The Pub Orlando Bar

The King’s Table…It’s good to be the king!

The Pub Orlando Bar Kings Table

All in all we really enjoyed our time at The Pub and I can’t wait to go back!  If you are visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, The Pub Orlando is just a short drive away and definitely worth your time to head over for a pint and some amazing food.  Secure covered parking is available in the Pointe Orlando parking garage…I think we paid $5.  The location is also super close to Universal Orlando Resort. Check out The Pub Orlando online and be sure to follow them on Facebook so you don’t miss out on any specials.

A big “THANK YOU” to The Pub Orlando for providing me and my guest with complementary food and beverages. All opinions are my own.

Nov 11

Peek Inside Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant at Downtown Disney

I’m almost ashamed to admit that I have never stepped toe inside of Raglan Road at Downtown Disney.  The authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant has been open now for six years!  I was recently invited to the unveiling of a glorious piece of artwork inside of the pub commissioned by famed Irish Artist Graham Knuttel and got to take a look around. It’s beautiful!

Raglan Road Stained Glass

Raglan Road Downtown Disney Irish Pub and Restaurant

Raglan Road Downtown Disney Irish Pub and Restaurant

Raglan Road Downtown Disney Irish Pub and Restaurant

Raglan Road Downtown Disney Irish Pub and Restaurant

Raglan Road Downtown Disney Irish Pub and Restaurant

Raglan Road Downtown Disney Irish Pub and Restaurant

Raglan Road Downtown Disney Irish Pub and Restaurant

Raglan Road Downtown Disney Irish Pub and Restaurant

The exterior of the building is just as interesting as the interior!

Raglan Road Downtown Disney Irish Pub and Restaurant

Raglan Road Downtown Disney Irish Pub and Restaurant

Raglan Road Downtown Disney Irish Pub and Restaurant

Raglan Road Downtown Disney

I’m also a little leery to show you this image of the BEST Eggs Benedict I have ever eaten in my life (I am not a fan of eggs)…only because this is not a regular menu item served at Raglan Road and was made special for the brunch I attended.  If this is any indication of the food that is served at the restaurant, I can’t wait to come back and try the cuisine here!

Eggs Benedict at Raglan Road

Have you eaten at Raglan Road? What did you think? What would you recommend there?

Aug 11

Review of Medieval Times Orlando

Medieval Times Orlando Castle

A few weeks back I had the privilege of attending my very first Knight Training Session and Dinner Tournament at Medieval Times here in Orlando, Florida.  My only other experiences with dinner shows such as these have been at the now defunct Dixie Stampede Orlando and Arabian Nights Orlando.  My husband used to be a stunt rider at Arabian Nights so I knew he would enjoy the show and I was praying that the food would be better than that at Arabian Nights.

We arrived early and took a stroll through the Medieval Village…

Medieval Village at Medieval Times

Medieval Village at Medieval Times

Heed this warning.  This section is not intended for kids. Thanks for the heads up Medieval Times and for keeping it real!

Medieval Village at Medieval Times Torture Chamber

Through the month of August on select nights Medieval Times Orlando is also including Knight Training as part of your dinner package for kids 5 to 12 years of age.  This experience allows children to get out in the actual ring for a weapons demonstration that they get to participate in.

Medieval Times Knight Training

Before dinner starts everyone gets a paper crown representing their Knight’s colors.  As a bonus, each crown has a coupon printed on the inside for $10 off (adult) and $5 off (child) admission for up to six people.

Medieval Times Crowns

Here’s a shot of the seating.  The rows are very long so make sure you hit the bathroom before entering the arena.

Medieval Times Seating

One of the differences that I noticed right away was that beer was not included in the dinner price at Medieval Times. This is not the case at Arabian Nights.  Arabian Nights serves unlimited beer.  Medieval times offers water and Pepsi only as part of dinner service.  As an iced tea drinker this was a bit of a disappointment.  Here’s the a la cart alcoholic beverage selection which you can pre-pay for before the meal and get during dinner service.

Medieval Times Bar selection

Despite the beverage setback I must say that the food at Medieval Times is delicious!  I enjoyed everything we were served starting with the Tomato Bisque Soup which was followed up by a piece of Texas Toast for dipping.  Notice the handle?  The rumors are true.  There was no silverware used in medieval times hence there is no silverware at Medieval Times. =)  Keepin’ it real yet again.

Tomato Bisque Soup

The main course was a meat fest including one rib, a half roasted chicken and a split seasoned baked potato.  All delicious!  I failed to get a picture of dessert which was equally as good.  It was a flaky apple turnover. Yum!  We were also offered coffee to finish off the meal.  FYI…a vegetarian meal option is available if requested in advance.

Medieval Times Dinner Orlando

The show was definitely entertaining.  There were three kids in our group and their attention was held the entire time.  I quite enjoyed it myself.  I’d have to say that I enjoy the Arabian Nights show a tad bit more, but I definitely enjoyed the food at Medieval Times ten times more and I think that the food makes for a more well rounded overall experience.

Medieval Times Dinner Show Orlando

I would definitely recommend Medieval Times Orlando to anyone visiting the Walt Disney World area and locals as well.  It was a fun night out with the family and the food was fantastic!  Tickets to the dinner show are $59.95 for adults and $39.95 for kids 12 and under. These rates do not include tax, processing fee and gratuity.  However…with the 2 3 4 and More Promo you can get tickets for as low as $35! Medieval Times Orlando is located at 4510 W. Vine Street, Kissimmee, Florida 34746.  Reservations can be made online or by calling 1-888-WE-JOUST.