Thursday, October 30, 2014

​Froyo Is Not Dead Orlando: Yogen Früz Grand Opening Proves It

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We thought the froyo craze was dead. Remember our hugely popular Orlando Froyo Guide? Well, looks like we have to update it because here comes a new kid on the block: Yogen Früz is celebrating the grand opening of its Winter Park location (113 N. Orlando Avenue) Saturday, November 1st at 11 am. Expect tot find the following at the opening, along with froyo:
  • XL 106.7’s Jana will be there 12-2 pm
  • face painting 
  • Live DJ
About: Yogen Früz is a leader in the frozen yogurt dessert industry with over 1,400 locations in 46 countries, ranging from the United States and Bahamas to Korea. Yogen Früz began in 1986 in Toronto, Canada and has expanded with the success of their unique blending system, which allows customers to create a personalized frozen yogurt and fresh fruit flavor combination. Customers are guilt-free with their frozen yogurt dessert choices as everything is equally healthy, nutritious and delicious.

Third Chuy's Coming to Orlando in the Airport Area

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If there's Chuy's news to share, we have it. No one else gets you this in-depth, no holds barred look at the news of Chuy's doings in Orlando.
  • We told you Spring 2013 when Chuy's opened their first location in Kissimmee.
  • We told you February 2014 when Chuy's opened their second location on I-Drive. 
See?

Well guess what, Orlando... 

There's a THIRD location coming! 

Of Chuy's!

In Orlando! 

They just broke ground on their third area location at 6688 S. Semoran Boulevard near the airport. It will have a 7,944 square-foot restaurant and 1,586 square-foot patio.

About: Founded in 1982 in Austin, Texas, Chuy's (Facebook | Web) serves authentic Tex-Mex food in an eclectic atmosphere full of color and personality. The menu offers family recipes from South Texas, New Mexico and Mexican border towns, all made to order from the freshest ingredients. Chuy's has the reputation as the most fun and friendly spot to eat real Tex-Mex at a great price. For more information visit Chuys.com and Facebook.com/ChuysOrlando.

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer 's 2014 State of Downtown Address

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You can watch Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer 's 2014 State of Downtown Address online here at 3:30pm on Wednesday, December 3, 2014. If you want to attend and watch it live, it'll take place at the Church Street Exchange Building, 101 South Garland Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801. Advance registration is required for this sell-out event. Cost is $40 for DOP members and $50 for nonmembers. Due to limited space, general admission tickets will be standing room only for this event.

This year, Mayor Dyer will share the latest on the City’s comprehensive visioning process for the continued revitalization of Downtown Orlando, led by the citizen taskforce, Project DTO— Advancing Downtown. As part of this, Mayor Dyer will make several announcements that will shape the next decade of Downtown.
Similar to each State of Downtown address, Mayor Dyer will also provide the community with an update on facts, figures and new developments in Downtown Orlando.

DAMN! For 42 Years A 120-Person Choir and Orchestra Have Been Giving Performances of Handel's Messiah FOR FREE to Central Florida!

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This is the 42nd DAMN year in a row that the 
Messiah Choral Society has been presenting Handel's Messiah free to the Central Florida public. Can you believe that? 42 years of 120 choir members, soloists and orchestra members... for FREE!? 

DAMN!

(They do ask that you bring  donations of nonperishable food items to the performance in support of the Second Harvest Food Bank.)

The nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization raises all the funds necessary to produce and present this performance as a gift to the Central Florida community every year. 

DAMN!

Conducted by Dr. John Sinclair, Chair and Professor of Music at Rollins College, the concert features many familiar masterworks such as the “Hallelujah Chorus,” performed by our 120+ member choir, professional soloists and orchestra.

The show is November 30th at 3:00 p.m. (doors open at 2:15) at Bob Carr Performing Arts Center (401 West Livingston Street, Orlando 32801. 


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Homeless Students Helped in Fern Creek Fundraiser November 6th

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The Fern Creek Bulldog Benefit is an annual event featuring food from Mills50 restaurants, 
entertainment and a silent auction taking place Thursday November 6th. Tickets are $25 and available online. All proceeds to go the The Fern Creek Foundation which provides weekend snack packs, socks, underwear, winter coats, a food pantry, clothing closet, and mentoring programs for the students at Fern Creek Elementary. 

Why this school in particular? 
  • More than half of the students are bused in from the Coalition for the Homeless in Downtown Orlando and Parramore, one of Orlando’s poorest neighborhoods. 
  • More than 94 percent of Fern Creek students qualify for the nationally funded School Lunch Program, which provides meal assistance to children who live near or below the poverty level. 
  • For their lowest-income students, the school day is where guaranteed meals start and end.
  • Many go home and spend the night or weekend hungry.
Tickets are $25 and available online

Selena Gomez Wax Statue Visits Lake Eola and I-Drive

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Madame Tussauds has a planned 2015 grand opening on I-Drive. To bring some attention to the impending wax museum, they creeped the hell out of the staff at The Daily City this week by posing their human-like version of Selena Gomez in two Orlando locations: in front of the unfinished ferris wheel on I-Drive and beside the iconic (to some not us) Lake Eola Park. 



Tuesday, October 28, 2014

2nd Annual Craft Beer & Blues Festival: Live Bands, 15 Food Trucks and a Slew of Local Artists

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Craft Beer & Blues Festival in Casselberry
  • Friday, Nov. 14th
  • 5-9pm 
  • Lake Concord Park, 95 Triplet Lake Drive
  • Bring your blanket and chairs
  • Admission and parking are free

Beer
  • Fall and Autumnal brands of beer from Florida Distributors 

Entertainment
  • Jeff Howell and his band will open the night
  • Legendary blues guitarist Bob Margolin: Margolin, who played guitar for seven years in the band of Chicago blues legend Muddy Waters, is carrying on the deep Chicago blues style. 
  • Nighthawks: They have steadily been working since being founded in 1972 in Washington, D.C. They play a mix of blues, rock, rockabilly, soul and swing. The band’s current lineup features founding member Mark Wenner on harp and vocals, Paul Bell on guitar and vocals, Johnny Castle on bass and vocals and, on drums and vocals, Mark Stutso, who replaced longtime member Pete Ragusa.
  • Paul Stott Group will play also.

15 Food Trucks
Casselberry is one of the 11 stops on The Daily City® The Food Truck Bazaar regional tour! They bring local Casselberrians 15 food trucks, all hand-picked by owner Mark Baratelli, named the "Food Truck Baron" of Orlando by the Orlando Sentinel. Each month expect a different line up of trucks: one month it could be BBQ and flatbread pizza; the next Swedish meatballs and authentic Mexican tamales.
Shopping
Let’s not forget shopping. The festival includes a park full of art and specialty vendors displaying their works as you stroll and enjoy the live blues entertainment.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Silent Disco Inside the Museum!

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Imagine being inside the electric and transient atmosphere of the light installation designed by the artists of Luftwerk called Translucence at the Tampa Museum of Art (120 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL 33602). Now, picture it full of people wearing wireless headphones and dancing the night away. It's the surreal, hilarious and silent disco Saturday November 8, 8pm-11pm. Buy tickets now or call 813.421.8371.