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Orlando Dinner Show Featured on Food Network

If you enjoy watching chefs, food contests, discovering restaurants, and just about anything food-related, chances are you’ve tuned into the Food Network a time or two while watching television. On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, you have the opportunity to see one of our very own Orlando dinner shows being featured. Pirate Dinner Adventure will be one of the restaurants included in the series called “Craziest Restaurants in America.”

This particular show is titled “Big, Bigger, Biggest.”  Where will this dinner adventure fit in? The only clue given is that the episode will cover restaurants “from a 15,000 square foot saloon in a cave, to an eatery where amazing high flying divers make a splash.” Since the Pirate Dinner Adventure features a ship and audience participation, it doesn’t sound like the “craziest” location that will be aired in this show.

Other episodes within the series have focused on “Eat at Your Own Risk” which covered restaurants such as the Catfish Plantation, a 120-year-old Victorian house said to be haunted; Joanies Blue Crab Cafe in the Everglades, surrounded by alligators; and Heart Attack Grill where you can order the Octuple Bypass Burger (see photo below). In another episode called “Too Hot to Handle” cuisine such as the triple hot wings, guests can ring a bell to be rescued with milk, vanilla ice cream or other soothing remedies. Other upcoming series are titled “Weird, Weirder, Weirdest,” “No Passport Required,” and “Off the Eatin’ Path.”

Tall Hamburger

The Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas offers the Octuple Bypass Burger. Eat at your own risk!

Chef Graham Elliot is the host of the show and features restaurants all over the U.S. He finds the most-unique, most-outrageous, most-outstanding and even the most-bizarre food establishments that dish out delicious meals and memorable dining experiences. Of course, not all restaurants are as crazy as an underwater cafe or a zombie-themed bistro, however, most of these restaurants leave their customers saying, “Wow!”

Tune in on Wednesday, June 17 at 10:00 p.m. or on Thursday, June 18 at 1:00 a.m. to watch the “Big, Bigger, Biggest” episode when Orlando’s Pirate Dinner Adventure will be included in the list. If you want to see it in person, this dinner show is located at 6400 Carrier Dr, Orlando, FL 32819. If you enjoy a smaller venue that features a crazy cast of characters, “tune in to” Capone’s Dinner & Show which features a great menu and show every night of the year just south of Orlando in Kissimmee.

Another Theme Park Restaurant Set to Close

NASCAR Grille at Universal

Since 1999, visitors to Universal CityWalk have been able to grab a burger, sandwich or other favorite American dish at another American favorite – a sports car racing-themed restaurant. NASCAR Sports Grille will close November 1. As the finish line nears, no replacement has been announced.

This year has marked a huge change in dining options at CityWalk. There are more to come. If you are familiar with the venue, there are only a handful of restaurants remaining that you might have visited in the past. They include Pat O’Brien’s, Bob Marley’s, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Hard Rock Cafe, NBA City and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville. There are also a few fast-service dining options as well.

CityWalk continues to be a great night life attraction. With plenty of retail stores, bars, nightclubs, a movie theater and miniature golf course, you are bound to have an appetite if you spend any amount of time there. The attraction restaurants do well. The incoming restaurants will continue to provide a wide variety of cuisine choices for this Orlando night-life attraction.

If you are a racing fan, however, you will not be able to dine amongst the checkered flags and stock car influences after November 1. Of course there is plenty of opportunity for that about an hour’s drive away in Daytona. Instead, you’ll have new choices including Red Oven Pizza Bakery, Vivo Italian Kitchen, Antojitos, Hot Dog Hall of Fame, Bread Box or the Cowfish (opening later this year.

Spotlight: SeaWorld’s Makahiki Luau dinner show

EDITOR’S NOTE: SeaWorld’s Makahiki Luau Dinner Show is closed. It was an enjoyable show during its production, however, SeaWorld has opted to end this Orlando dinner show with other options.

Although we’d rather have visitors choose Capone’s Dinner & Show over any other dinner theater, many guests attend multiple shows during their vacation. Therefore, we’d like to provide our ‘review’ of the other shows in the area. In this post we spotlight the Makahiki Luau Dinner Show:

On your visit to SeaWorld Orlando, take the time to check out the authentic Polynesian festival at the Makahiki Luau dinner show. There is an additional cost, along with park admission. But, the cost is reasonable as each show ticket includes salad, entrée, dessert, soft drinks, a flower lei, and a tropical welcome drink, along with superb entertainment.

Located at the Seafire Grill inside SeaWorld, the show opens with a welcoming ceremony by magnificent dancers. The atmosphere is very tropical, and really sets the stage so you feel as if you’re no longer at an Orlando theme park.

The Grand Kahuna sings authentic island songs while the very talented dancers entertain in exotic costumes. Kids of all ages will enjoy the Grand Kahuna’s tales, including the Fire Dance, where the fire dancer actually places the burning ends of a fire baton against his feet and tongue, ouch!

The food consists of an Island salad, Fish in Pina Colada Sauce, Hawaiian Chicken, Polynesian-style BBQ Pork, stir-fry vegetables, and Polynesian Fried Rice. There is a children’s menu as well with chicken tenders and hot dogs. (Menu is subject to change.) The food is okay, but the show is the main lure….with fire-eating, juggling, acrobatics, wonderful dancing, and live music, it’s a fun place to eat in Orlando – you’ll have a great time.
You even have time to enjoy SeaWorld after the show….Kraken is even more fun in the dark!

*Current Regular Prices:
– $46.00; Children (3-9) – $29.00
*Plus Tax and gratuity
7007 SeaWorld Drive, Orlando, Florida
: (800) 432-1178

If you are only planning to go to one dinner show, Capone’s Dinner & Show has a much better dinner selection.  Not only is Capone’s very entertaining for all ages, but we have a delicious, unlimited buffet.  The buffet consists of American and Italian favorites such as lasagna, slow-roasted pot roast, brown sugar glazed ham, fettuccini alfredo, and much more!  Not to mention, you don’t have to deal with theme park crowds to enjoy Capone’s!