Dexter's Winter Park Rebranding with New Address

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Dexterswp logoNew name, new logo: a wine glass inside a guitar pick.

The Winter Park Dexter’s is planning to change more than its address when it relocates to Ravaudage Plaza. When it opens in the space formerly occupied by TR Fire Grill, it will be known as Dexter’s New Standard.

And with the new name will come a recommitment to the quality of the food, as evidenced by the hiring of two former K Restaurant chefs: Ryan McLaughlin, as executive chef, and executive chef de cuisine Jason Wolfe.

If It's Labor Day, It's Time for the Great Irish Hooley at Raglan Road

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Strings and Things Hooley 2019

Labor Day Weekend is coming up, which means that it’s time to get your hooley on.

Raglan Road is hosting its eighth annual Great Irish Hooley music festival beginning at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, and continuing until the wee hours of Tuesday, Sept. 3. (Wee hour, actually: the hooley will end at 1 a.m.)

What is a hooley? you ask. It’s a Gaelic word for a party, particularly one with music and entertainment. That might sound like a typical day at Raglan Road – after all, it was named to OpenTable’s list of Top 100 Restaurants for a Big Night Out – but when the Great Irish Hooley rolls around, things really get hopping (literally, if you’ve ever seen the Raglan Road Irish Dancers).


The hooley puts an emphasis on music, but of course there will be special Hooley-crafted cocktails and RR’s exceptional contemporary Irish cuisine. And by the way, the popular Rollicking Raglan Brunch will be served all weekend, including Monday.

Bullet Point Buffet: 20 More Years on Tap for Tap Room

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  • The Tap Room at Dubsdread will stay at Dubsdread for at least another 20 years. Steve Gunter, the owner and operator of the popular College Park restaurant says he’s signed another extension of the lease with the city of Orlando, which owns the Dubsdread Golf Course where the restaurant is housed.
  • The Habit Burger Grill chain recently closed its recently opened Central Florida locations. Apparently not enough of you made eating there a regular thing. Although Habit was new to the area, the California-based chain is 50 years old and still has 265 restaurants with plans to open a bunch more in Cambodia, of all places. If are one of the few in the area jonesing for one, you’ll find them still operating in South Florida.

How to Get the Most Out of Magical Dining

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Visit Orlando's Magical Dining promotion runs from Aug. 23 through the end of September. There are more than 120 restaurants participating. Some offer really good deals. Some do not. In the video below, I give you some pointers on how to get the most for your $35 when you visit a Magical Dining restaurant.