Weekly Explorations with some Local Eats in Orlando, Cider Parings, Craft Beer and a Nature Fix

I had a fun week doing some exploring around town. I started out my week with a visit to the new 4 Rivers Smokehouse that recently opened up out at UCF.  I'll have a full blog post later this week.
4 Rivers Smokehouse at UCF

Wednesday I stopped by the Taste of Winter Park with a couple of friends. This was my first time attending this event and I was impressed. There was a lot of good food and drinks to enjoy. Tasty Chomps' Orlando has nice recap of the event.
Taste of Winter Park

Thursday was our Orlando Lady Crafters Cider and Cheese Pairing event at OblivionWe had a great turnout with over 20 ladies. We look forward to another year of discovering craft beer in Orlando. Go Epicurista shared her experience on her blog.
Cider and Cheese Paring at Oblivion Taproom

Friday night I watched my daughter play in the championship game for the 8A District 5 softball game.  The Winter Park Wildcats won 7-0.  It was their first districts win ever, Great Job girls!  Their next game is for regionals at home on Wednesday at 7pm.

Saturday I found myself out at UCF again. Since I was out that way I thought I'd check out the school's Arboretum.  It was a nice way to get a nature fix. I'll be sharing more on this later in the week.
The University of Central Florida Arboretum

After we did some exploring in the Arboretum Bryan and I stopped over at The Public House off of University. I like this local pub a lot.
The Public House in Orlando
While we were at the Public House they brought in some pizza from Lazy Moon. This picture does not give you the full effect of how large this pie was. I've never seen a pizza so big. I was happy to finally get to enjoy a slice of this local pizza place. It's quite a tasty pizza.

Looking forward this week on the blog I'm going to share my UCF finds. I don't get out that way too often, so it's nice to find some spots worth checking out.

Here are a few local events you might want to check out this week:

Tuesday 22nd - Cigar City's 5 Beers for 5 Years Flight Night at Redlight Red Light ~ $12 5pm.

Wednesday 23rd - Florida Music Festival & Conference runs through Saturday 

Thursday 24th - A Taste of Science: Diving into Oysters and Seafood at East End Market ~ Free/$25 6:30pm-8:30pm

Friday 25th - Harbor Nights at Loews Portofino Resort ~ $48/$80 6:30-9:00pm

Saturday 26th - The Great American Pie Festival Saturday & Sunday in Celebration

Sunday 27th - A Taste of Pointe Orlando ~ $35 2pm-5pm

Have a great week enjoy all that Orlando has to offer!