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Orlando Mother’s Day Buffet

Still trying to make plans for Mother’s Day? You’re not the only one! Consider an Orlando Mother’s Day buffet or brunch to solve the dilemma. Mother’s Day could very well be the highest ranking last-minute “holiday” because it is generally left to dads and/or kids to decide how to celebrate. A meal with Mom is a treat for her if she doesn’t have to cook or clean up. Time with her family is often the best gift of all.

Orlando Mother’s Day Buffet Options at Disney Springs

If Mom is a Disney fan, or you’re in town visiting the theme parks on Mother’s Day, you might want to check out a couple of Orlando Mother’s Day buffets and brunches at Disney Springs. You have several options. Add in the time spent browsing the multitude of shops and an entire afternoon can be spent with your special lady.

The House of Blues Restaurant & Bar features a world-famous Gospel Brunch. It is a soulful experience that includes an all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet and live entertainment. You’ll have the choice between a 10:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. seating based on availability.

If reservations are still being taken at Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante they will be featuring a Mother’s Day brunch buffet from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. In addition to the regular lunch menu, you’ll discover gems like a carving station and panettone French toast. Another Disney Springs restaurant serving brunch at this same time is Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant. If you want to catch some Celtic spirit, stay for the live entertainment from noon to 4:00 p.m. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. Make them by calling (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463.

Paddlefish dish

If Mom would like some time on the water, you should definitely try Paddlefish. Take in the scenic views of Disney Springs aboard an iconic stationary paddleboat. This on-the-water seafood restaurant will be whipping up a special dish especially for Mother’s Day brunch—lobster ravioli with tarragon cream sauce. The regular Sunday brunch will also be available.

If celebrating on Saturday is of interest, try STK Orlando where they will be serving a Mother’s Day weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. In addition to the regular lunch menu, you’ll discover gems like cinnamon monkey bread, avocado toast, and a beef short rib & egg sandwich.

Orlando Mother’s Day Buffet at STK

On a Budget?

Shopping at Disney Springs is great, which is another wonderful way to treat Mom – if it fits into your budget. Cost for these Orlando Mother’s Day buffets can be quite high. Reservations may also be difficult to come by, especially last-minute. At least complimentary self-parking is available, and if you want convenience, valet parking ($20 + gratuity) is also available.

If you are on a tighter budget than what the Disney Springs restaurants offer, you might be surprised at the cost of a dinner and a show at nearby Capone’s Dinner & Show. This award-winning dinner theater will be serving up a spectacular Orlando Mother’s Day Buffet on Sunday night, as they do every night of the year. On Mother’s Day, all moms receive a flower and special recognition from the awesome characters that put on a spectacular performance all year long!

Special Offer

The wise guys do their best to ‘do right’ by Mom. After all, Mamma Capone wouldn’t have it any other way. The cost for the Mother’s Day Buffet and Orlando Dinner Show is only $34.99 (plus tax & gratuity) per adult and $22.99 for kids (4-12 years). Infants and toddlers age 3 & under are free, yet do require a reservation. These prices are what you will pay when tickets are purchased online or if you use the half-price coupon.

Reservations are still available for Sunday, but don’t wait too much longer! If Sunday doesn’t work out, try a Friday or Saturday. Treat your special someone to an Orlando Mother’s Day buffet at Capone’s. Celebrate with ‘the family’ and have a memorable time with the special dame in your life.

Al Capone with mama Teresa.

Al Capone visits with his mother, Teresa in Chicago, Illinois. This family photo was published in 1938 (Chicago Tribune/MCT)

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Easter Special – Free Gangster Hat, Half Price Tickets & More!

Happy Easter! It’s Easter and time to think about religious services, egg hunts, the Easter Bunny and of course those wonderful Easter Brunch Buffets!! Many locally-owned restaurants will be serving an Easter special Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast or any-time Buffets. Some restaurants will even have special visits from the Easter Bunny and offer Easter Egg Hunts with your meal!

Easter Brunch is a great way to celebrate the season and enjoy eating out at Orlando’s local restaurants. It is also a great time to visit the theme parks and attractions. Lines aren’t too long and the weather is simply gorgeous. Central Florida attractions are the easy decision – figuring out the best place to eat out is another matter. Finding an Easter special offer is a bonus.

Have a Happy Easter from Capone's Dinner & Show with this Easter special

For visitors and locals alike, gathering up the family and deciding upon a cuisine, price range, location, dress-code and more can really take the joy out of the holiday! Almost all of the hotels and resorts in the area are featuring an Easter special Brunch menu; some are hosting full buffet spreads, while others are offering 3-course meals and prix-fixe dining (a collection of pre-determined items presented as a multi-course meal at a set price). If you’re not up for getting out, eat where you are staying. If you live here, dirty up your own kitchen and have a good time dying those Easter eggs!

Easter Special – Free Gangster Hat & Shot Glass!

If that doesn’t sound appealing to you, or you are unable to find the perfect Orlando restaurant for your Easter brunch or Easter dinner celebration, we’d like to suggest Capone’s Dinner & Show. Okay, so it’s NOT a cozy morning brunch, but it IS a delicious dinner the entire family will enjoy. We’ll be offering a traditional Easter special menu and loads of it – dinner buffet! The show has enough action, comedy, singing, and dancing to keep everyone entertained. Quite possibly every bit as entertaining as an egg hunt! The best part – you get to sit back and relax while someone else does the cooking and entertaining!

Buy One Get One Free

If you haven’t made your dining plans yet, you’d better hop to it! Reservations at most restaurants are a must. If you made plans, but now want to attend Capone’s Dinner Show, tickets are still available online or you may call in your reservation. Please be courteous and call the restaurant you had reservations at to let them know you won’t be coming. That way they can release your table to the next folks in line. Those that show up at Capone’s Sunday evening without tickets may face a sold-out show. If the show is not sold out, we will provide the best seats available.

Easter Special: Free gangster hats on Easter at Capone's Dinner & ShowRemember, each paying adult guest receives a free Capone’s shot glass, and each paid child ticket receives a fun fedora hat! (excludes infants) at the Easter evening show. So get hopping and finalize your Easter special Buffet plans now!

Happy Easter everyone – from the entire gang at Capone’s Dinner & Show!

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Easter Brunch & Orlando Dinner Show Easter Specials

Many people plan to dine at an Easter brunch this coming Sunday, however, those looking for additional entertainment will be happy to know that specials can also be found at an Orlando dinner show on Easter Sunday. You won’t have to hunt for this “egg,” and the “prize” for finding it will be enjoyed by the entire family.

On the other hand, if you can’t decide between an Easter brunch or an Easter dinner show, don’t! Do both. But I must warn you, you’ll be stuffed like an Easter bunny at the end of the day.

Easter Brunch and Dinner Show Specials in Orlando

Easter Brunch

You can make reservations at a number of restaurants this Easter and have a great meal. Some restaurants offer their Easter brunch or buffet early, continuing well into the afternoon and early evening. For a great list of restaurants offering Easter Sunday Brunch or specials, hop on over to Orlando Connection’s site. Last year, they listed several Orlando restaurants (with links to their sites) and it looks like most of them still offer an Easter special.

Additionally, noteworthy restaurants offering Sunday Easter Brunch in Orlando are within the Rosen chain – Shingle Creek and Rosen Plaza Hotel. Each year they offer a great Easter Brunch at both locations. On Sunday, April 1 from 11:00am-3:00pm at the hotel, adults are $43.95 and children (ages 4-11) are $18.95 (plus tax and service charge). Plus, the brunch includes unlimited champagne and free self-parking. At Shingle Creek, prices are $68.95 for adults and $29.95 for children (ages 4-11) and the brunch is offered 10:00am-7:00pm. If you are a Florida resident, be sure to let them know. You’ll receive 25% off!

Orlando Dinner Show Easter Specials

Dining at an Orlando dinner show is a fun way to spend Easter evening. This year, only one Orlando dinner show is promoting an Easter special – Capone’s Dinner & Show. Since the entertainment is offered in the evening, it will not interfere with your early Sunday church service or daytime Easter egg hunt. If you hit a brunch early, you might have room for the dinner meal that this show offers. Talk about filling your basket!

Capone’s Easter Special

You do want to come hungry to this Orlando dinner show. Capone’s offers a delicious fill-your-own-plate buffet. Drinks are unlimited, with a wide selection to choose from. This Easter, each paying adult guest receives a free Capone’s shot glass, and each paid child ticket receives a fun fedora hat! Tickets are half price when you purchase them online and are only $34.99 per adult and $22.99 per child (ages 4-12).

Purchase Tickets Now

The earlier you make your reservation, the better seats you will have. If you don’t have a reservation, call 407-397-2378 and see if there are available seats. Even the balcony seats are good at this Kissimmee dinner theater.

Finally, hop on out to an Easter brunch or dinner show this Easter Sunday. Orlando is a great place to celebrate this religious holiday. Churches of nearly every faith are located within the greater Orlando area, and restaurants of nearly every cuisine too. Travel to I-Drive or to Kissimmee and participate in a dinner show. It’ll be an“egg” worth cracking and a night to cherish.

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Last-Minute Valentine’s Plans

It can happen to the best of us. We wait until we’re scrambling and then have to make last-minute Valentine’s plans. Or… one Sweetheart expects something more than is planned; one Sweetheart hasn’t planned anything at all, or the plans that have been made fail miserably. Any of these scenarios can result in a whole lot of not-love going around. Here is some advice from the Wise Guys & Gals to keep these scenarios from happening this evening (or Saturday) with YOUR Sweetheart… even if you are reading this and making last-minute Valentine’s plans.

Plain and simple last-minute Valentine’s plans… take your “Gal” or “Goon” to a dinner show at Capone’s tonight!

There are still a few tickets available for tonight’s Capone’s Valentine’s Show. The early show option is extremely limited, however, tickets are readily available for the late show (8:30 pm). Either way, it will seem as if you’ve planned this evening for weeks! Purchase tickets online, pick up your date and show up for the show! Or, purchase tickets, call a cab or Uber and arrive at the show ready to enjoy the unlimited drinks included in your show ticket.

Tickets are only $34.99 adults and $22.99 kids (plus tax and gratuity). There still may be a limited number of VIP Tickets available at $46.99 adults and $31.99 kids (plus tax and gratuity). However, since you’ve waited until now (like a true flat tire) and are making last-minute Valentine’s plans, don’t count on those VIP tickets.

Last-Minute Valentine’s Plans 2 nights, 2 shows

Saturday has Two (2) Shows too!

With V-day being on a weekday, perhaps you’re planning to celebrate your love this weekend instead of tonight. Capone’s has you covered there too! This Saturday, February 17, there are also two show times available (5 pm and 8:30 pm). Tickets are available for both of these shows…at least for now. Even though it’s not really, really last-minute Valentine’s plans, attending the show on Saturday gives you a few more days to make it extra special. HINT: Spring for some roses or jewelry to go along with the dinner show tickets!

Pre-order a boa &/or a fedora and get into the spirit & have fun!

Costume accessories are definitely the cat’s meow. Have fun while you’re out for the evening! Get into the era! Cheap accessories can be found in the gift shop if you forget to purchase them online with your tickets. For those of you wanting to be treated like a big boss or significant skirt, Capone’s VIP tickets are the way to go. VIP tickets include:

  • Early admission (enjoy Al’s Four Deuces Lounge)
  • Casino chips for table games
  • A take-home souvenir shot glass
  • Tickets for the Dinner and Show
  • VIP Seating offering our best seats in the house
  • Priority Seating – We seat Valentine’s Day VIP guests first (provided you are on time)

Capone's Valentine's VIP Experience

If you still need to make last-minute Valentine’s plans, just go to AlCapones.com and order Valentine’s dinner show tickets and relax. You’re going to have a great time. Your special someone is really going to enjoy the show, and you’ll come away smelling like…well, a dozen roses! Please take note: the roses are YOUR responsibility…Al don’t want nothin’ to do wit’ dat. 😉

The gang hopes everyone will join them and have a great Valentine’s day today. If not, Al hopes you have a really, really good alibi!

Happy V-day everyone!

Fun Christmas Facts – Yule Find Handy

Fun Christmas facts are something most people may not be interested in this time of year. You have so much on your plate, why be bothered with a bunch of holiday trivia? However, Al & the gang at Capone’s have witnessed a few mugs that could have used a little knowledge when hanging around certain crowds.

Fun Christmas Facts

Holiday parties are very popular this time of year as businesses celebrate another year’s end. Families and friends also gather to visit and exchange gifts. Meals are consumed and toasts are made. Then what?

If you are at an office party, you might meander trying to strike up a conversation with the co-worker from down the hall. At a family reunion, you might sit next to an uncle you just never have anything to talk to about. Did you ever wish you could just blurt out something to get the conversation going?

Here are some fun Christmas facts that you may or may not know. If you remember a few, you can always strike up a conversation using one of these facts. Who knows, you might even impress the boss or that uncle!

Remember, one of the fun Christmas facts is that Capone’s Dinner & Show is a great place to have your office party. It is also a great place for friends and families to gather for reunions. Since we’ll be doing all of the entertaining, you won’t get stuck trying to keep the conversation going. You also won’t get stuck doing the dishes!!

Fun Christmas Facts:

  • Electric tree lights were invented by Edward Johnson in the US in 1882.
  • The bestselling Christmas single ever is Bing Crosby’s White Christmas, shifting over 50million copies worldwide since 1942.
  • In 1999, residents of the state of Maine in America built the world’s biggest ever snowman. He stood at 113ft tall.
  • James Pierpont’s 1857 song Jingle Bells was first called One Horse Open Sleigh and was written for Thanksgiving.
  • The world’s tallest Xmas tree at 221ft high was erected in a Washington shopping mall in 1950.
  • The word Noel derives from the French expression “les bonnes nouvelles” or “the good news.”
  • US scientists calculated that Santa would have to visit 822 homes a second to deliver all the world’s presents on Christmas Eve, traveling at 650 miles a second.
  • The first decorated Christmas tree was in Riga, Latvia in 1510.
  • When Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol, people did not know what Christmas trees were, so he had to explain it.
  • There are two competing claims as to which president was the first to place a Christmas tree in the White House. Some scholars say President Franklin Pierce did in 1856; others say President Benjamin Harrison brought in the first tree in 1889. President Coolidge started the White House lighting ceremony in 1923.
  • Teddy Roosevelt banned the Christmas tree from the White House for environmental reasons.
  • The official Christmas tree tradition at Rockefeller Center began in 1933. Since 2004 the tree has been topped with a 550-pound Swarovski Crystal star. And since 2007, the tree has been lit with 30,000 energy-efficient LED’s which are powered by solar panels.

More Fun Facts:

  • 98 percent of all Christmas trees are grown on farms, while only 2% are cut from the wild.
  • 10.9 million artificial trees were purchased in the United States in 2012.
  • In 1962, the first Christmas postage stamp was issued in the United States.
  • Alabama was the first state in the United States to officially recognize Christmas in 1836. Oklahoma was the last U.S. state to declare Christmas a legal holiday, in 1907.
  • There are two islands named Christmas.  Christmas Island (formerly Kiritimati) in the Pacific Ocean and Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean.
  • There are 3 towns in the US that are named Santa Claus. One in Georgia, one in Arizona and one in Indiana.
  • Each year more than 3 billion Christmas cards are sent in the U.S. alone.
  • Christmas purchases account for 1/6 of all retail sales in the U.S.
  • All the gifts in the Twelve Days of Christmas would equal 364 gifts.
  • The tradition of naughty children getting a lump of coal in their stocking comes from Italy.
  • Gary Dahl from California sold 5 million Pet Rocks in the USA in the Christmas season of 1975.
  • The Slinky was the most popular toy sold in Britain at Christmas 1953.

So there you have it. Some fun Christmas facts to help strike up an interesting conversation! Just be sure to tell everyone that the wise guys at Capone’s Dinner & Show are the ones that have shared these facts with you. We hope it makes your holidays a little wiser!