Exploring Orlando Enjoying Local Restaurants, Craft Beer, I-Drive, CityWalk & More

I did a lot of exploring this week. I was all over Orlando. Wednesday I had a friend in town for a convention, so Bryan and I headed back down to International Drive to meet up for drinks. Bryan and I started at Café Tu Tu Tango. They have great BOGO drinks and $2 off tapas for Happy Hour.
Cocktail at Café Tu Tu Tango
Gummy Bear Cocktail
After a drink and some tapas, we headed down International Drive to Pointe Orlando and met my friend at Cuba Libre. This is a beautiful restaurant. They also have a nice "Caippy Hour" with food and drink specials daily from 5pm-7pm.
Small Bar Bites at Cuba Libre Orlando
Shrimp Ceviche

Thursday I headed to World of Beer Lake Mary to join fellow Lady Crafters for a Belgian Beer Class. This was a fun and informative class that was free to boot!
Belgian Beers at World of Beer Lake Mary
Belgian Beer Flight
Continuing with the Belgian Beer theme, Bryan and I stopped by Barley & Vine for their Belgian Independence Day Bash on Friday. They were giving out beer swag from Duvel, Brasserie D'Achouffe, & other Belgian breweries.
Belgain Beer from Brasserie D'Achouffe
Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel
Saturday The Public House was celebrating their 1year anniversary with a pig roast. They had some great beers on tap making for a fun gathering with friends. I was so happy to enjoy a Terrapin Cinnamon Roll'd Wake-n-Bake 
Roasted Pig at the Public House
I capped off the weekend with a visit to CityWalk. Bryan and I took our youngest and a couple of her friends. I was surprised at how crowded it was for a Sunday. The girls had a fun time playing mini golf and shopping. Bryan & I explored the resorts and enjoyed a little ice cream.
The sunset at Island's of Adventure at Universal Orlando


Check out what others discovered in Orlando last week:

All Around Orlando enjoys a stay at Cabana Bay Beach Resort.

Kim and Carrie did some exploring in Ivanhoe Village and enjoyed an afternoon of Antique Shopping.

The Hungry Sprout checked out Se7ven Bites Bakery in the Milk District.

Fun in the Sun grabs a bite and enjoys a show at the House of Blues in Downtown Disney.


Looking ahead to this week on the blog, I'm going to do some exploring in Winter Park.

A few local events to check out this week:

Tuesday 7/22- Art Tastings with the Director ~ $25/$15 (members) 6pm-8pm

Wednesday 7/23- Fruit Trees for Florida ~ $14/$8 6:30pm-8pm

Thursday 7/24- Frank & Steins 20 Beers for 3 Years Anniversary Party ~ 7 pm

Friday 7/25- Sanford Art Walk ~ 6pm-9pm

Saturday 7/26- Café Tu Tu Tango Turns 20 ~ 3pm-11pm

Sunday 7/28- Vans Warped Tour ~ $38 11 am

Monday 7/29- CaddyShanks Indoor Golf Challenge ~ $6 7 pm