Monday, February 08, 2016

2016 Downtown Food & Wine Fest February 27 & 28

Full Disclosure: Editor Mark Baratelli is a Judge at this event and will receive free admission, food and wine at this event.

The 8th Annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest is set for Saturday, February 27 (noon til 9) and Sunday, February 28, 2016 (noon til 7) at Lake Eola Park. 

30,000 people and 30 restaurants will attend. 

It's YUGE.

Admission is $15 online ($20 at the door) and $2/ticket with each dish costing 1-4 tickets. 

A two-day ticket is available for $25 per person with advance online purchase.

A limited number of Ultimate Fest Experience packages are $100 per day and includes the following:
-access to private bathrooms reserved for VIP guests
-VIP parking pass
-general admission
-Wine Tasters Club
-$20 value in food and beverage tickets
access to the private stage-side VIP tent
private wine/beer bar with premium wines (food and beverage tickets required)

Last Minute Valentines Day Idea - The Daily City's Food Truck Bazaar

Last minute Valentines Day plans should include a dinner at The Daily City's Food Truck Bazaar on February 14th. You bring the chairs, we'll bring 17 food trucks! The party takes place 6-9pm in front of Fashion Square Mall (3201 E. Colonial Dr.). All trucks subject to change without notice.
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  1. SMAC Food Truck
  2. Midnight Sun Ice Cream Sandwich Co
  3. Sweet City Gelato
  4. Currywurst Truck
  5. Frenchy's crepes
  6. Curbside Chef 
  7. Aji food truck
  8. El cubanito subs 
  9. La Empanada
  10. Peru Power
  11. Philly's Best
  12. Daydream Pizza 
  14. Burgers Gone Wild
  15. up in smoke bbq
  16. Korean BBQ taco Box
TIPS: Rain or shine. No chairs provided. All trucks take credit. Come early to avoid lines. Free parking + admission. Expect to pay $8-$12 per meal. Pet and kid friendly.
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Itty Bitty Donut Sliders + Cronut Sliders

Itty Bitty Donut Sliders and Cronut Cheeseburger Sliders are two new products from the Orlando food truck Slide On Over (Instagram). The Donut Sliders are made by slicing a donut hole in half and inserting a tiny burger patty and a tiny melts bit of cheese. They come in packs of 4 and are easily sharable.

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Pancake Tacos in Orlando

Pancake Tacos have arrived in Orlando at The Crooked Spoon (Facebook).

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Powell Cemetery Hidden in Downtown South

We told you last week that Powell Cemetery was getting a new neighbor: a 91,000 sq ft 3-story personal storage facility (3854 S. Orange Ave, Orlando | MAP). 

Have you ever toured Powell Cemetery (3858 S. Orange Avenue | MAP)? 

If you have 4 minutes, you can see the whole thing. 

The cemetery is not platted by the city. Powell Cemetery has 38 marked and 12 unmarked graves. The oldest date on a tombstone there is 1880. The cemetery is named after Isaac Powell. The cemetery is the pioneer's family cemetery. Source