Exploring Orlando with visits to Winter Park, Downtown, Audubon Park and More

It was a busy week of parties and celebrations. I had a lot of friends celebrating birthdays this week including the hubs. It's always a fun time gathering with friends.

Wednesday was a beautiful night, so Bryan and I decided to go and check out Craft Night at Park Plaza Gardens. We had already eaten, so we just went to enjoy a craft beer. The $3 beer for the evening was Hop House from Ommegang. Craft Night takes place every Wednesday from 6pm-10pm. Next visit I'd like to check out the Cheese & Charcuterie plate.
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Friday we headed downtown to say goodbye to a friend who was moving. We all met up at Therapy Brew Bar & Wine Lounge.  They have a nice outdoor patio to enjoy your craft beer and wine. There is a nice selection of beer. They have food as well, but we were just here for drinks. They didn't really have much of a happy hour deal if you like craft beers.

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After saying our goodbyes, we headed to Oblivion Taproom to join friends in celebrating a birthday. Oblivion is one of my favorite places to hang out with friends. They have a great selection of beers and serve some tasty food too.
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Bull in a China Shop ~ Bell's Brewery-Wings-Fishy Fishy Sandwich with a side of Sweet Potato Fries

The birthday boy brought in a special treat from P is fro Pie Bake Shop.  I got to sample a Blueberry, Chocolate Cream Pie, and Pecan and they were all delicious! I'm a huge fan of Pecan Pie and can't wait to go back for more.
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Sunday was Bryan's birthday and we headed out to Audubon Park to grab a coffee and a bite. We went over to East End Market, but Lineage didn't open till 10 am! We made our way over to Bikes, Beans, Bordeaux instead and enjoyed breakfast on the patio. They are about ready to open up their expansion next door. Looking forward to it.
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After breakfast, we made our way to the Atlantic Coast. I was hoping we could get some time in at the beach, but Mother Nature decided rain was in the forecast. We met up with my folks and enjoyed some beers and lunch at Coasters Pub. They have a fantastic selection of craft beer and a nice Biergarten out back to enjoy your pint.
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I'm taking this week off on the blog. My daughter graduates from high school tomorrow and she will be my focus all week.

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

Tuesday 3rd- Harbor House of Central Florida Cocktails for a Cause ~ $10 donation 5:30 pm

Wednesday 4th- Trees and the Occasional Unicorn at Dandelion Communitea Cafe ~ 7 pm

Thursday 5th- 1st Thursday at the Orlando Art Museum ~ $10 6pm-9pm

Friday 6th- First Friday Art Stroll in Baldwin Park ~ 5:30pm-9:30 pm

Saturday 7th- Back to Nature Wildlife Center Grand Opening & 25th Birthday Celebration. ~ 10am-3pm.

Sunday 8th- Brunch & Learn: Latin Flavors at East End Market ~ $60 11 am

Have a great week and enjoy exploring Orlando!