Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Meza Opening Baldwin Park Location

A restaurant named Meza (Website) has signs up in the space formerly occupied by a bike shop. It's next door to a wine bar and Serio Sushi. 

Boba Mimosas Coming to DOMU Brunch!

Boba-Mosas (boba mimosas) are apparently a thing THANK GOD. They will be a thing and bottomless when DOMU, the new restaurant inside East End Market, rolls out their brunch menu. No date has been announced for that. For now jam to this bubbly drank.


Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Downtown Orlando to Remain Non-Epicenter of Retail

If you've been wondering when downtown would start getting some retail, here's your answer and you won't like it. In a recent OBJ article, downtown Creative Village developer Craig Ustler said downtown will not become a "major retail destination." Yes it'll have coffee shops and bars, but it won't have Banana Republic says the city-shaping mogul:
"I don't want anybody to think that any of us are talking about downtown becoming a major retail destination as much as we are it's an integral part of the lifestyle as an urban amenity," Ustler said. "It doesn't ultimately take up a ton of square footage. It just really provides a lifestyle balance to what will largely be — because the young, smart creative people that are starting companies and what not, they drink coffee and beer, walk their dog and do that kind of stuff, so that's what you're going to react to, more than just saying, 'Hey we're going to build a Banana Republic because somebody wants to buy a shirt.' That is not what's going to happen in urban environments more or less. It's going to be totally lifestyle-based and really be an urban amenity to a larger division."

OPINION: Pulse Must be Taken by City From Owner

By Mark Baratelli
Opinion Writer

The owner of Pulse says they won't be selling Pulse to the City of Orlando. They're going to run their own show. I totally disagree. Rather than shat out my opinions here, I let Commissioner Patty Sheehan know my thoughts. 

I also asked the City of Orlando a question about eminent domain: 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Auction at Mills50 Shuttered Lamp Store

Simonett Electrics, a decaying shuttered lamp and interior lighting business at 1200 N. Mills Ave, is having the entirety of its contents auctioned off December 6th at 10am. For details for to

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Kaká: “Next year will be my last at Orlando”

Kaká said on a Brazilian tv show that “Next year will be my last at Orlando” according to The Maneland. The sports website said the quote could mean the ending of his contract is in 2017 which means a renewal may occur. Or it could meant the 35 year old is done with professional soccer, at least in Orlando. 


The Museum of Burgers Opens December 2nd in Miami

The Burger Museum (Website) is opening at Magic City Casino (450 NW 37th Avenue) on Friday December 2nd at Noon. The 1500 sq ft museum will have 2000 pieces of historical artifacts, collectibles and ephemera from comfort food restaurants around the US.

The film Hamburger America (Website) will be playing inside the on-site movie theatre. 

Museum Hours: Thursday - Sunday 12PM-8PM. 

Admission is $10 for Adults and $5 for Children. Parking is free.

We're Grateful to be Included on the Orlando Sentinel's 101 Things to Love in Central Florida List!


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Light Up SODO Welcomes's Holiday Market PT3 is excited to be a part of Downtown South's annual Light Up SoDo 2016! This will be Part 2 of our 4-part holiday market series. Part 1 was at our monthly 2nd Sundays food truck event in front of Fashion Square Mall this month, Part 2 is at the City of Orlando's Downtown Treelighting Ceremony and Part 4 is once again at our monthly 2nd Sundays food truck event in December in front of Fashion Square Mall.

  1. Santa
  2. Bounce house
  3. Face painting
  4. Train rides
  5. Beer garden
  6. Live DJ
  7. Choral performances
  8. Live wreath making
  9. Live DJ

  1. Cloak & Dapper
  2. Rainwater Soap, LLC
  3. AmberflyJewelry 
  4. Trashcanmuffin
  5. REmix
  6. Crawford's
  7. Skylar's Treasures
  8. Freehand Goods
  9. Trades of Hope
  10. holyghostswag
  11. Bala's Hiding Spot
  13. Dre's coin rings
  14. Hazelwea Designs
  15. Blingiton
  16. Jamberry Nails
  17. Vita Luna Cafe
  18. Angel B's Designs

Monday, November 21, 2016

Rent a Private Cabana Inside Magic Kingdom for the Day!

Private cabanas with seating, lockable storage, snacks, charging station, couches and more are now available inside Magic Kingdom at Tomorrowland for guests to rent to escape the heat and crowds. The price is $649 plus tax for a full day's use. How does this price compare to the resort's other cabanas? While it's not fair to compare as none of them (1) are in Tomorrowland and (2) come with any of these amenities, but here's the price comparison:

  1. $649.00 Magic Kingdom cabanas in Tomorrowland, all day
  2. $158.69 Grand Floridian, 9 hours
  3. $158.69 Contemporary Resort, 9 hours
  4. $158.69 Typhoon Lagoon, full day
  5. $158.69 Blizzard Beach, full day
Inside a Magic Kingdom Cabana