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Dining: Special offers at area restaurants

Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 10:04 am



By Peter Covino

A&E Editor

If you love to eat out, but hate to spend the money, here are two nice offers for barbecue fans and lobster fans, but they are not at the same place.

Sonny’s BBQ founder, Sonny Tillman, is celebrating 88 years Aug. 14, and the favorite barbecue restaurant is having a party, Sonny’s BBQ style.

To celebrate his life, Sonny’s BBQ will be offering a St. Louis Rib Dinner all day on Aug. 14 with a one-day-only price of $8.88.

The meal includes a plate of Sweet & Smokey or House Dry-Rubbed Ribs Two Sidekicks (such as Redneck Egg Rolls and Corn Nuggets)and your choice of bread.

And at Morton’s the Steakhouse, Friday, Aug. 18 is a day to circle your calendar if you just love lobster.

From 5 p.m. to closing, the restaurant, which has a location in Orlando, will offer their two-pound steamed lobster for $39.

You must call to RSVP to reserve you lobster, on or before Aug. 17.

The Orlando restaurant is located at 7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd. The phone number is 407-248-3485.

There’s more good news for barbecue fans: 4 Rivers Smokehouse now offers online ordering available for pickup during regular business hours at each of its Smokehouses throughout Florida.

The new feature allows guests to save time and skip the line by placing their orders via the Smokehouse website at www., then picking their orders up on-site at each of the Smokehouse’s “Take Out” areas.

At the Smokehouse homepage, simply click the “Order Online,” select the preferred location, then choose items from the Smokehouse menu offerings, which includes “Old School,” “From the Farm,” “Signature Stackers,” “Homestyle Sides,” and “Desserts.” When the order has been finalized, check out to receive the total and pickup time.

“We’re incredibly excited to debut online ordering for 14 of our Smokehouses throughout Florida and Atlanta,” said John Rivers, 4 Rivers Founder/CEO.

“Much like the launch of the 4 Rivers Food Truck recently, the addition of online ordering is part of the brand’s overall efforts to make enjoying our signature barbecue more accessible and convenient to everyone.”

Online orders can be placed at 24-hours-a-day, with pick up times available during regular business hours only.


Established in Winter Park, Fla. in 2009, 4 Rivers Smokehouse is a family-owned business specializing in 30-day aged Smoked Angus Brisket and “Homestyle Sides,” as well as bold twists of flavor and ingredient combinations with “Signature Stackers” and “From the Farm” offerings. At the helm is Founder/CEO John Rivers who strives to support the local community through exceptional products, steadfast customer service, and uncompromised integrity.

4 Rivers Smokehouse currently has 15 operating locations spanning the state of Florida and recently opened their first location in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to online ordering, the Smokehouse also has a food truck that can be spotted in and around the Central Florida area with locations listed on @4RiversCatering Instagram handle.

All Smokehouse locations are open Monday through Saturday, closed Sundays. 4 Rivers Smokehouse sauces and signature rubs are available for purchase in Publix stores throughout Florida, with award-winning, mail-order brisket available in store and online. For additional information about 4 Rivers Smokehouse or to inquire about catering opportunities, please call 407.4RIVERS or visit

And don’t forget to pre-order you Chamber Bucks for tomorrow’s (Friday) big Taste of Osceola Event at the Kissimmee Civic Center. Admission to Taste of Osceola, featuring many of the county’s favorite restaurants, is free, but you have to have Chamber Bucks to participate in the tasting.

The Kissimmee/Osceola Chamber of Commerce event is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

You can purchase Chamber Bucks online at Chamber Bucks also can be purchased at the event. or call 844–FIN–TIME (844–346–8463).