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Fresh From Florida Parade 2011 Photos | Floats

December 31, 2011 | Here are the floats made from 100,000 pieces of citrus that were shown in the 2011 Fresh From Florida Parade.

Fresh From Florida Parade 2011 Photos | Mayor, Police, Fire

December 31, 2011 | The dancing orange, County Mayor Theresa Jacobs and representatives from the fire, police and rescue departments led the parade at the front.

Fresh From Florida Parade 2011 Pre-Parade Photos

We're excited to be back judging the Fresh From Florid Citrus Parade for 2011 on the deck level of the Metropolitan. Here are a few pre-parade photos.

Orange You Glad Music Festival 2012 (@OYGFest)

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.

Nova Lox on Thin Bagel from Einstein Bagels

Yum: Nova lox w/ capers and jalapeño cream cheese on an everything toasted "thin" bagel from Einsteins. As delicious as it looks.

Most Popular 2011 Stories From The Daily City

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

Good Riddance Day: Submit Now!

Say goodbye to your worst memory from 2011 once and for all on Good Riddance Day. Whether you're bidding farewell to pink slips or parking tickets, credit cards or Valentine's Day cards, the one percent or the 99 percent, your bad memories from 2011 will be destroyed, never to be seen again. This is a chance to start fresh in 2012. Submit Now

Best of 2011 polls from @EdibleOrlando, @cfnews13, @orlandosentinel and us:

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:'s Best of Orlando 2012'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.

Central Florida News 13's Biggest Stories of 2011

What do you think was the biggest story in Central Florida in 2011? We're highlighting the biggest headliners of the year, and we want you …

New Years Eve at Hilton 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.

Ikea Valentines Day Buffet

CNN: Orlando Named Top 10 Destination and NOT for Theme Parks (!!!)

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!

Orlando Food Truck Update: Yum Yum on TV, Flattery for sale, second 24/7 lot

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. 

Orlando Food Truck Guide The Food Truck Bazaar

We Are Judging the Fresh From Florida Parade in @dwntwn_Orlando!

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!

Local Blog Watch: Little Love Monster

Here's a great local blog just introduced to us called Little Love Monster by M. Flores. She is the creator the book The Girl and the Gorilla. Check it out.

Avian Society Art Show Closes Jan 10

The closing party for Avian Society: An Art Show by Jaime Margary is Tuesday January 10, 2012, 7-10pm, presented by Sip and Bohemian Post at Sip (724 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL).  

John Wesley Pink Woman in Sleeveless Sweater Minus the Umm....

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.