Next week I'll be visiting Orlando for the first time and could use a little guidance for the free evenings that I'll have. I'll be staying at the airport Hyatt. Naturally I'd prefer places close to there if possible, but will have a car and won't mind a little bit of a drive should that be necessary. From looking around this board it's easy to tell that The Ravenous Pig is the current hot spot and so I'm definitely considering making the trip. Can anyone tell me approximately how long the drive from MCO to TRP would be?
Are there any sports bars around Orlando with good food and good beer where I can catch that hockey game I'll miss otherwise?
Also, are there any Orlando (or Florida) specialties that I shouldn't miss? Any ethnic enclaves with good food? For what it's worth, I'm a southern California native who's been living in the Dallas area for the last few months, so any of the Mexican/Tex-Mex/Vietnamese type options are things that I wouldn't consider particularly unique.
Thanks for your help.