25 November 2015, 10:29 am
Must Try Plates at NBC Sports Grill Brew at Universal CityWalk
It's the newest restaurant to hit Universal’s CityWalk, and NBC Sports Grill & Brew is already the place to catch a game and unwind after a day in the park.
From the moment you enter NBC Sports Grill & Brew you are transported to the world of sports with 100 TV screens and a 12-foot-wide outdoor video screen playing the latest game. In addition to the TVs and sports memorabilia, the restaurant also serves up quite a food selection with more than 75 menu items. The team at Orlando Fun tickets recently had the opportunity to sit down and try out some of NBC Sports Grill & Brew's menu items and here are our top choices for must-try plates:
Wisconsin Burger – For the main course burger lovers will want to try the Wisconsin Burger. Served with Wisconsin Cheddar, thick sliced bacon, butter Bibb lettuce, and oven-roasted tomato on a toasted brioche bun, this burger is massive and has everything you want in a burger. It is served with French fries or tater tots.
Chicken Wings – A staple at all sports bars, NBC Sports Grill & Bar's chicken wings are one of the best we’ve tasted. This appetizer comes with eight wings, which are fire-grilled, not breaded or fried and served with mild, medium or hot buffalo sauce. You can even shake ting sup a bit and try the lemon mojo.
Chicken Nachos – Another favorite appetizer for the table was the Chicken Nachos. The nachos are piled high with pulled chicken, jalapeno queso, beans, pico de gallo, tomatoes, guacamole and sour cream. We devoured these in no time.
Smokehouse Beef Brisket – Slow roasted and smoked for 18 hours, the Beef Brisket is an absolute must try. This mouthwatering dish is served with NBC Sports Grill’s signature BBQ sauce, French fries, coleslaw and corn bread. You certainly don’t need the BBQ sauce as the brisket is very flavorful on its own but it is an added flavor bonus.
Quinoa and Edamame Burger – For vegetarians, you can still get your burger on with the Quinoa and Edamame Burger. This burger is server with avocado, oven roasted tomatoes, greens and roast pepper aioli on a toasted multi-grain bun.
In addition to these must-try plates, NBC Sports Grill & Brew also boasts 38 different drafts and 67 bottles of beer. The restaurant even has its own brand of brew called "862," which was named after the building’s project number. The beer is brewed by the Florida Beer Company, who is also responsible for the Harry Potter and Duff beers.
23 November 2015, 3:11 pm
Club Villain Coming to Disneys Hollywood Studios
Looks like Walt Disney World is getting a little wicked in 2016. A brand new villains-themed dining event will come to Disney’s Hollywood Studios called “Club Villain” and it will include some of the park’s most wicked characters.
Dr. Facilier will play host to the “dance-and-dine” event, welcoming guests from the “other side.” The event will entertain with a stage show, DJ and “up-close encounters” with a few of Disney’s most ferocious females including Maleficent, the Queen of Hearts, the Evil Queen and Cruella De Vil.
In addition to the villains, the event will also include FOOD! Guests are invited to feast on ghoulish food with tastes of New Orleans including tender beef striploin rubbed with herbs de Provence, Voodoo sticky “pig wings” with citrus gremolata and spicy shrimp sautéed with Andouille sausage, tomato, okra and onions over creamy polenta. There will also be ferocious drinks from the Potions Bar available for guests 21 and older, along with beer and wine.
Club Villain will hit the scene on January 16, 2016 and continue on select Saturday nights at Sunset Showcase. Start times will carry from 5:45 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. based on the select evening. Reservations can be made 90 days in advance.
Stay tuned for more details about the new Club Villain Dining at Walt Disney World. In the meantime you can bump into those villains for yourself throughout Disney’s many parks. Maleficent can be seen during Fantasmic! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The worst villain in the land turns herself into a dragon and sets the river on fire during this spectacular nighttime fireworks display. Meanwhile, The Evil Queen also appears in the show as she casts a spell calling forth the forces of evil from her Magic Mirror and transforming herself into the Hag in the process.
You can find all of these Disney villains and more with discounted Disney tickets right here on OrlandoFunTickets.com.
20 November 2015, 10:34 am
Orlando Unearthed Best Places to Find Fossils in Central Florida
Orlando has recently uncovered some ancient animal fossils. Guests to Central Florida can now see those fossils for themselves with unique exhibits, interactive centers, dig sites and more throughout Central Florida. If you have a budding paleontologist in your house or just a curiosity for bones here are the top places to find fossils in Orlando:
Skeletons: Animals Unveiled – The first-of-its-kind museum in Orlando, Skeletons: Animals Unveiled! lets you look at the skeletons of more than 400 real animals. Each skeleton is placed in clever never-before-seen poses and dioramas giving you a better understanding of each animal and how they moved and survived in nature.
Jurassic Park Discovery Center – Universal Orlando invites guests to unearth the planet’s prehistoric past in the hands-on interactive activity center Jurassic Park Discovery Center. Here you will get to see the fossilized remains of a T-rex as well as test your DNA to see what kind of dinosaur you would be, visit the nursery and examine dinosaur eggs and even watch a baby velociraptor hatch eggs.
The Boneyard – Walt Disney World puts guests right in the middle of a dig site at The Boneyard. Located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, The Boneyard is an open-air play space that looks exactly like a dig site, and inside is actual prehistoric discoveries! Young paleontologists can learn more about the world of dinosaurs through a maze of bones where you’ll have the opportunity to unearth the remains of a Wooly Mammoth, Triceratops and T-rex. In addition there are also rocks to climb, creaky bridges to cross and mysterious caves to explore.
Ripley's Believe It or Not – It’s the only place in Orlando where you can see an actual shrunken head. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not is home to several odd and unusual things, but nothing is quite as fascinating to look at than the Tibetan decorated shrunken head and other shrunken heads in the museum’s collection. You’ve seen animal fossils at all of the other attractions. Now it’s time to see a real skull!