If you've looked at the 2014 edition
of our dining guide, BITE magazine
(and I'm sure you have), you already know that Orlando is experiencing a restaurant renaissance. Chefs all over town
are combining our amazing local products
with innovative technique to create more delicious dishes every day. The only problem for diners (and talk about a good problem
to have) is how to keep up with all these new places – and how to afford to eat at all of them. Enter Bite30
is the new incarnation of Orlando Weekly's longstanding Orlando Restaurant Week
. For 30 days (June 1-30), restaurants around Orlando offer prix fixe menus to adventurous diners, and smart diners get multi-course meals, often for the price of a regular-menu entree. There are set menus for both lunch and dinner – at least two courses for lunch, and at least three courses for dinner – at prices ranging from $10-$30. This is the restaurants' chance to show off; most chefs give diners significantly more than their money's worth,
because savvy restaurateurs know that getting a new customer in the door is half the battle. And savvy eaters will take advantage of this.
IMO, the best way to maximize your Bite30 experience is with a group – choose a place you've never been, order as many different dishes from the prix fixe Bite30 menu as you can, and share, share, share. It's absolutely the best way
to try dozens of new restaurants (or new dishes at old favorites) without much risk to the wallet.
In addition, this year's Instagram contest is a doozy. One winner each week will win a gift card from each participating restaurant. (Yes, all of 'em!
) To enter, participants must:
- Follow ?Orlando Weekly on Instagram (@OrlandoWeekly)
- Include the #?bite30 hashtag in your Instagram photo caption
- Photo must be taken at a participating ?Bite30 restaurant
- Participants are encouraged to snap photos of food, dining out with friends, beer/wine/cocktails, restaurant staff, and anything else that captures the essence of the Bite30 experience.
We'll add restaurants to the Bite30 site
gradually, so keep checking back! See you in June!