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The spirit of Car­ni­val comes alive at Mango’s Trop­i­cal Café when Latin and Caribbean com­fort foods and hand-made, spe­cialty drinks pair with an au­da­cious nightly din­ner show. Danc­ing is non-stop at the main bar with per­for­mances rang­ing from salsa to bachata and from reg­gae to pop. Loosen your groove by sip­ping ex­otic mo­ji­tos, daiquiris, mar­ti­nis and cos­mos. Then dig into juicy ox­tail, spicy jerk chicken and curry shrimp pasta. For a sweet end­ing, try the mango cheese­cake or Caribbean bread pud­ding. Dis­ney food­ies have long flocked to the Con­tem­po­rary Re­sort’s rooftop restau­rant for views of the Magic King­dom fire­works. But the day­time vis­tas are just as lovely with panoramic views of the sparkling Seven Seas La­goon and Cin­derella’s Cas­tle. Start with the Bloody Mary bar with all the gar­nishes you could shake a swiz­zle stick at. Then choose from a lo­cally driven menu fea­tur­ing shrimp and grits with Gulf shrimp and frit­tatas made with lo­cal Green Meadow Farms eggs. dis­

Named for its 1940s flair, Ur­bain 40 brings a splash of el­e­gance and nos­taglia to Or­lando’s famed Restau­rant Row. It’s billed as an Amer­i­can brasserie, but French Chef Jean-Stephane Poinard puts a touch of his home­land on ev­ery­thing, from the crépe with wild mush­rooms, roasted leek

The Grand Bo­hemian down­town puts out an in­cred­i­ble spread for Sun­day brunch, with a fresh seafood bar fea­tur­ing snow crab legs, steamed shrimp, smoked salmon and oys­ters and an an­tipasti dis­play with hand­crafted meats, cheeses, olives and roasted veg­eta­bles. grand­bo­hemi­an­ho­tel. com

An­other lo­cal es­tab­lish­ment on Restau­rant Row, Slate in­vites din­ers in with its warm dé­cor and South­ern-com­fort Even the celebri­ties stop count­ing calo­ries at Sugar Fac­tory, with out­posts in LA, New York and a new sweet spot at I- Drive 360. Known for its out­landish desserts and candy-in­fused cock­tails, Sugar Fac­tory also serves brunch where two pages of their menu are ded­i­cated to crépes, pan­cakes, French toast and waf­fles. sug­ar­fac­tory. com James Beard Award win­ners James and Julie Pe­trakis make South­ern cui­sine an art form. You can’t go wrong with ched­dar and chive bis­cuits served with pep­per jelly, maple-jalapeñoglazed ba­con, shrimp and oys­ter po’boys and a craft beer brewed in house. caskand­

Set on beau­ti­ful Park Av­enue in Win­ter Park, Bri­arpatch serves unique fa­vorites such as pear and gor­gonzola omelettes, truf­fle fried eggs, white­peach belli­nis and a hu­mon­gous slice of home­made layer cake for dessert. the­bri­arpatchrestau­ Each Sun­day, the House of Blues at Dis­ney Springs comes to life with sounds of in­spir­ing gospel mu­sic. Be­fore the en­ter­tain­ment be­gins, head to the fa­mous soul-food buf­fet with sig­na­ture cheese grits, South­ern-style col­lard greens and roast beef. house­of­

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