The Orange You Glad Music Festival (Facebook | Twitter | Website) is March 8-11, 2012 at several venues including The Plaza Live, Wally's Lot, Stardust, Peacock Room, Park Ave CDs, Uncle Lou's, Lil Indies, Substance, Backbooth, Will's Pub, Mills50 District and Audubon Park District in Orlando, FL. The festival's weekend pass is only $25.
Here are The Daily City's most trafficked stories for 2011 minus (a) food truck bazaar stories, (b) high-traffic stories written prior to 2011 and (c) our city guides.
1. No Trader Joes for Florida. Ever. May 3: "On Tuesday May 3, 2011, we asked our Twitter followers in what location, if Orlando could get one, should a Trader Joe's be located. We got 30 answers...."Read N
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There are four polls about 2011's best new stories, food and culture from Edible Orlando, Central Florida News 13, Orlando Sentinel and us. Vote in all four polls below and fine out the results in the new year:
TheDailyCity.com's Best of Orlando 2012 TheDailyCity.com's best of Orlando poll is 100% local-centric and sometimes irreverent with 5 sections, 100 categories, 495 multiple choice nominees and write-ins for each category. Voting opens Friday, Dec 2, 2011 at 11:30 AM EST and closes Sunday, Ja 1, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST.
Edible Orlando's Best of Edible Orlando 2012 Your Vote Counts! We’ve been writing about Central Florida’s best food finds for over a year, and now it’s your turn to choose! Vote today and see all our reader favorites in the Spring 2012 issue of Edible Orlando.
Besides their luxurious rooms, giant pool, lazy river, gym and spa, the Hilton Orlando offers fabulous restaurants with great New Years Eve deals:
Spencer's for Steaks and Chops: Live music and an elegant three course menu for $68. View the MenuDavid's Club Bar & Grill: Music with a DJ and a festive comfort food buffet for $25. View the MenuOn New Years Day, start your year off right with the "Hang Over Buffet" at David's Club Bar & Grill for $22.View the Menu
Full disclosure: Hilton Orlando is providing one free hotel night stay to us.
Orlando, specifically The Milk District and Mills50 (what the article mistakenly calls ViMi), was named in a CNN article one of the top ten places to visit in 2012. Read what they say below. Congratulations, Orlando!
Yum Yum Cupcake Truck on Eat St Tonight The popular food truck appears on Eat St on The Cooking Channel at 8pm tonight, Tuesday December 27, 2011. The episode was filmed this summer. See photos from the shoot.
The Flattery is selling their truck The flatbread pizza food truck "The Flattery" is looking for a buyer for their entire business for $45,000.
Second 24/7 Food Truck Location to open Liz Otts is opening Orlando's second 24/7 food truck location at 436 and Colonial on January 2, 2012. She'll start with four trucks at first, and add more if traffic allows. The space is located in a lot with a car dealership, but fenced off from it. The participating trucks will have water access and nighttime lighting.
The Daily City's Mark Baratelli is honored once again to be one of the judges for the 2011 Fresh From Florida Parade (formerly the Orlando Citrus Parade) on December 31, 2011 at 11am. The parade features 100,000 pieces of citrus and marching bands from across the country. Get downtown on December 31st for a fun afternoon parade!
Did you miss Art Basel 2011? Have no fear. Here's one piece you can share your opinion on. You think John Wesley did a good job on "Pink Woman in Sleeveless Sweater"? We left out the non-family-friendly part FYI.