Tuesday, May 03, 2016

BookMark-It to Leave East End Market for FOUR New Locations!

The @bookmarkit_shop is leaving @eastendmkt at the end of May, but will have FOUR new creative locations opened by the end of summer.
  1. They opened last Monday in @infusion_tea with 4 bookshelves, 250 titles, and subjects that cover all their original offerings. Buyers will check out at the Infusion Tea register. They'll use the space for signings and events when needed.
  2. June 1st they open at @thelovelycollection with 1,300 titles and a majority of the bookshelves from the OG @eastendmkt shop. Buyers will check out The Lovely's register. They'll use the bar in the back for signings and special events.
  3. At the end of the summer they'll open at @thegalleryatavalonisland inside @blackbeandeli's third location. Their product will be placed on the restaurant side of the half-gallery half-restaurant space. Buyers will... well you get the idea.
  4. They'll soon be taking over the end cap at @localroots inside @eastendmkt with their cookbook collection.
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Monday, May 02, 2016

TONIGHT: Orlando's Only 100% Local Farmers Market

Below is the vendor lineup for tonight's Audubon Park Garden District Farmers Market. It runs 5-9pm in front of Stardust Coffee. Full liquor bar inside.

Authentic Empanadas
Traditional empanadas made from scratch.  Vegan options available! (Facebook)

Bamapana Vintage
Vintage menswear and other dude stuff for the gentleman who knows true style is timeless. (Facebook)

Buttermilk Bakery
Expertly-made sweet and savory treats.  It's all delicious, but their homemade pop tarts are the current stars. (Instagram)

Chews Naturally
Handmade treats for your furry friends, made with no preservatives, fillers, or artificial ingredients. (Facebook)

Cocoa Brothers *NEW
Modica chocolate made by hand with organic cocoa the way the founders' grandparents did in Italy.  (Facebook)

Dixie Dharma 
Southern-inspired vegan vittles from the Market on South. (Facebook/Instagram.)

Earth Movers Farm 
This small Leesburg farm specializes pastured eggs, poultry and pork.  (Facebook)

Enamored with Nature
No-nonsense, allergy-friendly foods and personal care items made with whole ingredients.  (Facebook/Instagram)

Fleet Farming
A hyper-local, bike-powered urban farming program + A small-scale distributed agriculture system. (Facebook/Instagram)

Goose hands
Handmade jewelry and other crafted goods.

Heart of Christmas Farms
Hydroponic veggies, raw milk and raw milk cheeses, local honey, and more.  (Facebook)

Heartsong Naturals
Handmade soaps, body care products, and candles boasting natural ingredients and wonderful fragrances.(Facebook/Instagram)

Huckleberry Hill Farm *SEASONAL
Fresh-picked blueberries straight from the farm.  (Facebook)

JJ Juice
Locally- and Freshly-made aloe vitality drink, aloe plants, and more.  

Keely Farms Dairy
Raw Milk, Yogurt, and Cheeses; heritage pork, and farmstead goods from a pristine 100 acre farm in New Smyrna. (Facebook

Living Vitalitea 
A locally-owned company specializing in raw, full flavored Kombucha. (Facebook/Instagram)

Maria Bolton Joubert Character Art & More
Live caricatures, custom prints, and handmade stationery made with heart.

Orlando Meats
Grass-fed beef, pastured poultry and pork, and other humanely-raised meats from Florida. (Facebook/Instagram)

Ozark Dreams
Preservative free, locally grown and sourced ingredients, canned for use on their own or in your favorite recipes. (Facebook)

Pogona Baking Company 
Delicious vegan sweets made from scratch. They use seasonal and local fruits and vegetables whenever possible. (Facebook/Instagram)

Sereniteas & Soothers
Hand-blended teas featuring locally-grown herbs & flowers. (Facebook)

St. Johns River Honey
Raw, local honey in seasonal varieties.  (Facebook)

Stardust Video & Coffee
Carrot Dogs, Brats, Chili, and craft beer out in the market.      

Tamale Co. 
Handmade, fresh-frozen, gluten-free tamales made with fresh ingredients, along with signature salsas & sauces. (Facebook)

Wandering Wonton
Handmade wontons and other goods inspired by the chef's extensive travels and Cambodian, French and Thai heritage. (Facebook/Instagram)

Wild Ocean Seafood
Wild-caught seafood, fresh from Florida's waters. Pre-orders only for fresh fish. Catch-of-the-day Fish tacos by Chef Jes Tantalo.  (Facebook/Instagram)

Handcrafted ice pops made with fresh ingredients.

Buy Your Own Wawa

Used for illustration purposes only

Super-fans of Wawa can now buy their very own Wawa! Yes the price is $4,445,000, but you'll make that back in sandwich sales in no time! The store is 6,000 sq ft and is located on 2.6 acres at 5605 N Wickham Road, Viera, FL 32940 (map). Contact Brian Capo for details at 407-557-3878.

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Doghouse Bringin' the Meat to College Park

The folks who opened Infusion Tea (Website) and Soda Fountain (Website) have opened a third restaurant called Doghouse  (Website) in College Park at 2527 Edgewater Drive. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Cupcake ATM in Orlando this May at Sprinkles In Disney Springs

We told you in 2012 about the cupcake ATM. This February the Tampa Bay Times broke the news that the Sprinkles Cupcake ATM was coming to Orlando. It's now been announced that Orlando's Cupcake ATM is coming as soon as Sprinkle's Cupcakes (Website) has its official grand opening at Disney Springs Sunday, May 15.

The Cupcake ATM spits out cupcakes straight to consumers! It will operate daily from 8am-2pm. It can hold up to 400 cupcakes at a time and is constantly restocked throughout the day to ensure freshness. The Cupcake ATM will also carry dog-friendly cupcakes.

This will be the chain's 20th store and 12th ATM.

Sprinkles sells cupcakes, ice creams and cookies and will be open daily from 10 a.m. to midnight.

Delivery will also be available within a 100 mile radius.

Call for ARTIST! 4th Annual Cardboard Art Festival

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The Daily City's Cardboard Art Festival is

 NOW accepting applications for this years festival! 

Now in it's 4th year, The Daily City's Cardboard Art Festival will be expanding to 10 days including 2 weekends for 2016! Mark your calendars for Friday July 22- 31st 2016

Here's the information for the Call for Artists!


WHAT: 4th Annual Cardboard Art Festival - Orlando 2016

WHEN: July 22rd through July 31th, 2016

WHERE: Inside the
SoDo Shopping Center at S Orange Ave & Grant St
the address is: 80 W Grant St, Orlando, FL 32806
(The festival is located between Flipper's Pizza and TJ Max)

DUE DATE: Concept Submission Deadline June 1, 2016

Application link: http://tinyurl.com/CardboardApp
Cardboard is something we pack up, ship off or store away. But did you know it's one of the most-loved mediums to work in for artists all over the world? TheDailyCity.com will celebrate their work for the third year in a row with four days of parties, kids events, and open gallery hours inside an empty storefront in Orlando, Florida.

- Image(s) of previous work (must provide at least 1, maximum of 5). These can be of any medium but cardboard art/sculpture are preferred.

- Submission entries. These can consist of concept ideas for cardboard art or images of completed cardboard artwork. Combined maximum of 3 pieces total.

- $10 Application Fee (for up to 3 images of previous work AND 3 concept ideas).

- A non-refundable application fee of $10 is required. One application per artist/ artist group.

- All works must be original and completed on time. Incomplete work will not be shown in the festival.

- Limit of 3 concept ideas per artist on application. Please include an estimate of how many pieces would be created per concept on application, space needed and any additional info that will be helpful.

- Jury decisions are final.

- No substitutions will be shown in the festival (i.e. concepts or submissions selected for the festival may not be replaced with a different concept or submission at the event). Event staff reserves the right to disqualify your piece(s) in this case.

- Artists will be notified via email of acceptance or rejection into the festival not later than June 17th. This email will include dates of drop-offs, photo shoots, pick-ups and shipping procedures.

- All artists are responsible for providing their own insurance. While The Daily City/Cardboard Art Festival will take all precautions against theft and damage, they bear no responsibility for loss or damage to the artwork before, during or after the event.

- All accepted artwork will stay at the Cardboard Art Festival for the duration of the festival unless otherwise authorized by the directors. This is for both sold and unsold artwork.

- The genres and subject matter of Cardboard Art Festival submissions are open however graphic sexual or violent content will not be permitted. For questions please email info@cardboardartfestival.com.

- Artists take home 90% of cash sales and 85% credit card sales. Checks for all art sales will be ready 7-10 after the close of the festival.

- All art sales must go through the Cardboard Art Festival.

- Artworks can have the possibility to hang on walls, hang from ceiling, set on the floor or set on pedestals.
All artwork must be hang/ display ready. Please specify your hanging/ foot print needs on your application.

Have additional questions? Feel free to reach out to us at info@cardboardartfestival.com.
And rememeber.... #CardboardisAWESOME! 

Check out the Cardboard Art Festival on Facebook and Instagrams! 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Orlando-Grown Patch Celebrates Our City!

The new Orlando-Grown patch from Secret Society Goods (Website) celebrates Orlando with a citrus skull and a 407 zip code hidden in one of the two top leaves. Buy the patch 

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Orlando Facial Hair Club Group Bike Ride

The Orlando Facial Hair Club (Instagram) is hosting a "Bikes & Beards" group bike ride Sunday May 15th at 1pm. The start and finish is at Oblivion Taproom (Map).

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Orlando Purple Rain Movie at Disney Springs + Universal Cineplex

Orlando's Purple Rain movie screenings will take place at two Orlando movie theaters April 23-28:
  1. AMC Disney Springs 24 | Website | 1500 Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
    Phone:(407) 827-1308
  2. AMC Universal Cineplex 20 | Website | 6000 Universal Blvd #740, Orlando, FL 32819
    Phone:(407) 354-3374
About Purple Rain: A victim of his own anger, the Kid (Prince) is a Minneapolis musician on the rise with his band, the Revolution, escaping a tumultuous home life through music. While trying to avoid making the same mistakes as his truculent father (Clarence Williams III), the Kid navigates the club scene and a rocky relationship with a captivating singer, Apollonia (Apollonia Kotero). But another musician, Morris (Morris Day), looks to steal the Kid's spotlight -- and his girl.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Rollins Dance Team Seeking Increase in Funding

(EDITED 4/21/16)

Rollins College Dance Team has a petition online asking for signatures to support their effort to get $20,000 in funding to support the costs of the dance team.

Last year they raised over $5,000 on their own including the school dues that Rollins charges the dancers to participate on the dance team. They used that for all their expenses.

The current dance team season is over.

Rollins gave the team $1,500 for expenses for next year.

They're asking for the following funding for next year:

  1. $15,000 to pay their coach $15/hour for 24 hours per week
  2. $5,000 team funding

The petition will be a tool to show community support for the $20K when they meet with school leaders soon.

From the Petition:
  • The Rollins Dance Team has been a program struggling to gain traction at Rollins College for the past 5 years. The mission of the Rollins Dance Team is to represent Rollins at campus and community events while building school spirit through the art of dance. This organization has created a team that is dedicated to dance technique, Rollins College and the Winter Park and Orlando community.
  • This year has been by far the most successful year of the team. We have 12 strong women who have raised all the resources necessary to represent Rollins in a positive light. Rollins College has received countless forms of exposure through our performances within the community and on campus. We have performed at events like Rollins basketball games, an Orlando Solar Bears Hockey Game, an Orlando Magic Basketball Game, and the Winter Park Christmas Parade just to name a few. 
  • In effort to sustain and scale this program our successes have been shared with key stakeholders at Rollins including the President and the Athletic Director. When it comes to funding and recognition Rollins has left us feeling ignored and unappreciated. Help us sustain this program by signing this petition so we can continue to share our creativity, our passion for dance, and our Rollins spirit. 
If you'd like to help, sign their online petition

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