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Food, Forks and Fantasy: Orlando’s Best Dinner Theaters

Orlando is like Las Vegas in at least one way – the city’s hundreds of live entertainment venues are central to a full experience of the city. Just like Sin City, Orlando has an excellent variety of dinner and show theaters. To anyone who loves the idea of watching television along with a meal, dinner and a show theaters are a winning concept. You get creative, high-voltage live entertainment along with a great dinner.

There are plenty of vacation home rentals in Orlando. With a bewildering range of acts on stage in every part of the city each day, you’ll probably only need to do a little bit of research to find a dinner theater experience near you.

From sword fighting knights on real white horses to Hawaiian dancers, comedy clubs and naughty variety show, the choice available to you is practically infinite. Here’s a short list of some of the most popular dinner theaters in Orlando to help you get started with your research.

Treasure Tavern

Orlando is mostly about wholesome family fun. Treasure Tavern, though, is a slight departure. The show is full of lighthearted adult comedy and entertainment. It isn’t an actual play, though. The show is supposed to be about a tavern owner who likes to show off all the entertainment he has – mimes, contortionists, magicians, comedians and acrobats from Europe. These artists change from one month to the next.

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To make sure that you get a good seat and don’t miss anything, you should show up at 7 in the evening. You’ll get to take pictures with the waitresses/dancers and talk to them. One of the highlights of the show is the way the waitresses serve each course by beautifully dancing right up to each table with it, while dressed in various skimpy outfits.

You can order from a variety of excellent choices on the menu. Since the show is an adult themed, they recommend that you leave anyone under 15 at home.

Orlando Improv Comedy Club and Dinner Theatre

Even if you have excellent comedy clubs in your hometown, the Orlando Improv will not disappoint. Ticket prices vary, depending on how popular the comedian performing on the day is. Since the routines presented often have racy humor, most shows are only open to guests over 21.

Each two-hour show features two or three comedians opening. After them, comes the headliner. While the food at the Orlando Improv is on the expensive side, it is popular for its taste. This theater packs its audiences in tight on little tables that are set very close to one another. If you want a table close to the stage, you need to arrive at about 6 in the evening. The best part about this theater is that no matter where you sit, the acoustics are excellent. You’ll never miss a word.

Parking at the Orlando Improv is validated. You only need to pay $2.

Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show

This Disney dinner theater is in the Polynesian Resort. You get to take the Disney monorail there. One of the most common comments you get to hear about the Spirit of Aloha dinner show is that it feels like you’re actually in Hawaii. While the Hawaiian food and culture does tend to be Disneyfied, somewhat, it can feel authentic to someone who hasn’t seen the real thing.

The show’s Hawaiian food is imaginative and exotic. Desserts like pineapple bread pudding and pineapple coconut bread are popular. Entrées like the Kalua pig and the mahi-mahi are top-notch.

The entire experience is well-choreographed. If you can manage it, you should come a little early. The entire resort is beautifully designed and is worth exploring.

Marcus Anderson, now retired, loves the nightlife of Orlando. An avid blogger, you can find his interesting articles on various blog sites.

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Traveling and Eating Out

If mom’s home cooking brings you right back to that house on Hickory Lane and the smell of breakfast on a summer morning, what does spaghetti Bolognese do? What about Pad Thai? Vietnamese noodles? German sauerkraut and a delicate veal sausage? Salmon pate with caviar? Explosively hot curry? Unless your mom is an overambitious gourmet cook, these could either bring you back to restaurants you’ve tried or, if you’ve got the life many dream of, each one brings into focus a whole day in a country whose cuisine is blowing you away along with the scenery, the people, the fragrances, and the language.

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People who have discovered the power of sense memories and have the ability to accumulate them are a special sort. Some of them go on television or write books trying to relay what it means to them to recall the cities and countrysides of the world. They tell us how to reproduce the dishes they’ve enjoyed, or they show us images and describe their experiences. Even second hand it’s priceless. Most likely, for many of them it’s something they have to do, just as writers have to write, and sharing it is both a joy and a way to recoup some of the expenses.

We say they “love to travel,” but except for exotic sailing ships perhaps and an adventure lifestyle, most of the enjoyment is at the destination. They know where to go, and how to get there so that they can enjoy every bite of the experience. When people see someone as practical as Chef Gordon Ramsay browbeating junior chefs, then waxing poetic about a dish he’s sampling, romantic and visionary as Julia Child, or others such as Burt Wolf, Chantal Royer, Anthony Bourdain and Dana Klitzberg who all love to travel and sample life fully, it inspires them to live every day fully, and to dream of all that life has to offer.

It is said that smell and its relative, taste, create some of the deepest, most satisfying memories in our lives. It’s no wonder that people will set out across the globe to experience life and bring home these delicious and unique experiences.

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Eight of the Best Home Cooked American Food

 There are many types of home cooked American food which are prepared in different ways. Some of these foods are sophisticated and takes time and skills to prepare properly. But there are others which are simple and do not require one to have any experience. HostelBookers had a recent article here, but for now here is a roundup of eight amazing home cooked American foods.

A classic Philly cheese stake from Philadelphia is amongst the popular American foods. This is attributed to the fact that it is really tasty especially for people who enjoys eating cheese. It is also relatively easy to prepare it where one just requires mixing rib eye beef which is sliced into thin pieces with melted cheese and then putting it inside a roll of bread. The ratios of the ingredients need to be well balanced even though one can put ratios that they will enjoy.

A tasty dessert made using citrus fruits from Miami is also popular amongst many Americans. This dessert is prepared with key lime juice, canned condensed milk and eggs. Its popularity is also partly because the ingredients are easy to find and its preparation takes just a few minutes. Hence people who would to enjoy a nice dessert as one of the home cooked American food can readily make this dessert.

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Alaskan Salmon is also largely used in American due to its nice taste and the fact that it contains nutrients that are helpful to the body. Its color is also attractive and hence people enjoy cooking it often where it is grilled, smoked, baked or just eaten raw. It is also oily hence making its cooking simpler when compared to some other foods. Hence a person who would like to enjoy the delicious taste and have the necessarily nutrients can cook this fish.

Boston’s Clam chowder is usually found in different types and hence gives people the options of choosing the type they prefers. It originated from England but with time it has become popular amongst Americans. Its ingredients include clams, oyster crackers, potatoes and cream. It’s relatively sophisticated and hence requires caution while mixing the ingredients and cooking.

Peach Cobbler from Atlanta is also another food that is cooked in many homes in America. This is attributed to the fact that it is easy to prepare and requires a little work. It is preferable to serve it warm with the right quantities of ice cream especially vanilla flavor. Hence, one can enjoy a delicious dessert through learning to cook this famous home cooked American food.

A stew made with chilies is also amongst the foods cooked most in American homes. The ingredient of this stew includes meat, chili and other spices with the exclusion of beans. Its preparation requires to be done in precise ratios since adding too much spices or chili can spoil the entire stew while putting too little spices will not make the stew tasty.

Baltimore’s Crabs cakes are also cooked in many American homes where they are either fried or boiled. They are usually eaten in soups and dips depending on ones preference. Furthermore, they usually require steaming prior to cooking so that the can become soft and flavored.

Finally, a Chicago’s deep dish pizza is incredibly popular amongst Americans. This pizza is usually different from ordinary pizzas where one uses cheese which is then combined with the usual toppings before adding a rich tomato sauce. This is easily done and even a person without prior experience can readily prepare one. If you are looking for cheap rooms in Chicago or any of these places mentioned to try the local dish check out

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