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Pumpkin Spiced Whoopie Pies from Sweet City Gelato + Iced Bakery + Blue Bird Bake Shop

Sweet City Gelato
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Iced Bakery
Mondays 6-10pm  Audubon Park Farmers Market  1842 E Winter Park Road Website | Facebook


Blue Bird Bake Shop
3122 Corrine Drive
Orlando, FL 32803 (Map)
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Breaking Bad T-Shirt by Local Artist Andrew Spear

Cab Driving Notary Republic Need You to Drink in a Bowling Alley

NOTARAMA!, a fundraiser for notary republic Lindsay Kathryn Smith at Colonial Lanes (400 N. Primrose Drive, Orlando, Florida 32803), takes place on Thursday, Oct. 3, 9pm-12am. Alena Citro is serving everything from cheap draft beer to fancy cocktails, all from behind her antique recessed bar. The organizers are raising 200 bucks with a tip jar, drink specials, and "notary games." Then Lindsay Kathryn Smith can get her bond and become a cab-driving NOTARY PUBLIC. If you need a document witnessed, or you "need" to get married, "bring it on." They'll have a bonded notary public in the house to stamp things and answer all of your notary questions (ALL of them).

In A World... Review | VO Dramedy Charms With An Authentic Voice

Orlando Lens
By Nicholas Ware Twitter | E-mail

Lake Bell, writer/director/star of In A World..., has long deserved to be a bigger star than she is. Funny, soulful, and uniquely beautiful, she's survived on small parts in big movies and larger roles with the Southern California comedy community's projects, such as Children's Hospital. In A World..., her new comic drama set in the world of voice over acting, proves she's got a lot of talent as a writer as well, and though the film is a bit slight in its ambitious, it does what it plans to do very well and in doing so showcases the talents of Bell and several other familiar faces with unfamiliar names who, like Bell, deserve greater glory than they've gained. 

In A World...'s title is a reference to the oft-repeated film trailer cliche, and in the film's landscape of voice over kings it's a sacred line that only the very best can utter. The plot of the film revolves around Carol Solomon's (Bell) family. He…

Metallica Through The Never Review | Concert Film Is A Treat For Fans But A Wash For Others

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By Nicholas Ware Twitter | E-mail

Metallica Through the Never is an intriguing proposition: a concert film with a narrative attached. While Metallica play an arena show in an unnamed city (the concert footage is from two shows in Canada), a young roadie named Trip is sent on a mission to retrieve a package from a broken-down truck. Metallica's greatest hits underscore his journey, which becomes increasingly surreal and violent as he enters a nightmarish hellscape and is forced to fend for himself in his quest. What Metallica is offering with this film is not so much a rock opera, but a long-form music video that make for an intriguing proposition for a theater visit. Mix in 3D IMAX visuals and sound, and you have the potential for something ambitious and wonderful. Unfortunately, what promises to be more story than concert film turns out to be very lop-sided on the concert footage. While the shows the band performs are very exciting, a concert film is just a concert film…

Rush Review | Ron Howard F1 Offering Is Good But Not Great

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By Nicholas Ware Twitter | E-mail

If you've seen a Ron Howard film, you'll likely feel very comfortable with Rush. The former Opie has become the modern king of middlebrow prestige entertainment: films that are well made, highly watchable, but extremely safe and accessible. In film such as Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, and Frost/Nixon, Howard has created fully unobjectionable but largely unexciting movies that feel "right," but never feel exceptional. Rush, the new Howard feature about the rivalry between Formula One race car drivers, this tradition continues. Rush features competent directing and solid acting (with an especially praise-worthy turn from Daniel Bruhl). However, it is the inability for Howard to take chances that holds Rush (and all of his films) back from truly breaking through and taking the checkered flag, but there are still plenty of highlights in its race to tell the true-life tale of reckless James Hunt and efficient Niki Lauda, largely…

Dessert Festival and Pop Up Dinner Part of Cardboard Art Festival

TheDailyCity.com has included two food events during its Cardboard Art Festival January 23-26, 2014. Orlando ClandesDine, a pop-up dinner with surprise menu, will ​tak​e ​place the night prior to the festival's opening​, giving guests a sneak peek at the art and layout of the festival​. ConfectionFest, a dessert ​party​, ​closes out the festival on the final night. Guests will go into a sugar coma tasting all the fantastic sweets from a hand-selected collection of local and national vendors.

Orlando ClandesDine Pop Up Dinner by TheDailyCity.com​
January 
23, 2014 Inside Cardboard Art Festival
Tickets $100
​​Join Orlando ClandesDine's email newsletter: http://eepurl.com/tfG4f Orlando ClandesDine, a one-night-only pop up dinner event by TheDailyCity.com, the folks behind Food Truck Bazaar and Cardboard Art Festival.  There is no "menu." There are no choices. You'll be eating what the chef chooses to make for the night. If you have food related allergies, strict dietary r…

Marlow's Tavern Winter Park

Marlow's Tavern
(1) 1008 S. Orlando Ave, Winter Park (2) Pointe Orlando, 9101 International Dr, Orlando
Crispy Brick Chicken: Grilled Prestige Farms Chicken, Summer Ratatouille with Chickpeas, Zucchini, Squash, Grape Tomato, Asparagus, Cracked Caper and Kale Pesto Picatta


Seared Ahi Tuna Salad: Seared Rare, Teriyaki Glaze, Field Greens, Napa Cabbage, Avocado, Cucumber, Tomato, Crispy Wonton, Carrots, Scallion and Soy Ginger Dressing
Asparagus Fries: Crispy Thin Asparagus with Tarragon, Citrus Aioli


This is pretty sweet. If you add a donation to No Kid Hungry to your bill after dinner, Marlow's Tavern gives you a five dollar coupon to use on your next visit. 

Traveling One Show Brings to Orlando the Best of Advertising

A special screening and gallery exhibition of the international One Show Awards will be held at The Orange Studio, 1121 Mills Avenue on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 5:30-9pm. There will be a party with live jazz, appetizers and a cash bar.

This traveling version of the show will feature winning television and video work from the 2013 One Show, held this past May in New York City, alongside a gallery showing of outdoor, public service, newspaper and magazine advertising, corporate identity, branding and 3D samples of package, publication, collateral and spatial design.

Admission is $10 for One Club and AIGA members; $5 for student members; $20 for non-members; and $10 for student non-members.
Register at orlando.aiga.org or call 407-895-5360.
Event Outline:
5:30 p.m. Gallery exhibition and creative party with Floribbean appetizers, cash bar and live jazz with the Ben Kramer Trio7 p.m. Presentations including 2013 trends in creative advertising by Yash Egami, Editor-inChief of The One Club…

Halloween is starting to show up in College Park

By: Denna Beena
Halloween Expert

It's beginning to look a lot like HALLOWEEN!

Spotted in College Park a fun house decked on all sides with spooky Halloween decor! I'll be looking for other great displays of home decorations to share! 

Are there houses in your hood? Do you have a Halloween display to die for? Leave us a comment below so we can check your haunt! 


Mean while don't forget to keep your calendar creepy with lots of Halloween events! Check out our Halloween Guide and stay informed. Events are being added all the time! 











Whiskey and Ribs Promotion On Now Through Oct 28 at Marlow's Tavern

Marlow's Tavern (Facebook | Twitter) is doing a "Ribs & Whiskey" promotion now through Monday, October 28, 2013. They have two locations: (A) 9101 International Dr inside the Pointe Orlando shopping center, (B) 1008 S. Orlando Avenue, Winter Park. 

Ribs Menu: BBQ tomato bisque- roast tomato fillet, chipotle BBQ sauce, onion, olive oil, pureed smooth with roast shrimp and corn salsa ($6)Fried green tomato sliders- creamy house-made pimento cheese, crispy green tomato, spicy seared pork belly, baby arugula and toasted brioche ($9)A pig with buns - slow-roasted pulled pork with chipotle BBQ sauce, crispy tobacco onions on buttery soft roll with Granny Smith apple-cabbage slaw ($11)BBQ blazed Cobb salad- BBQ chicken, crisp field greens, Roma tomato, apple-smoked bacon, sweet corn and black bean salsa, slivered red onions and BBQ gorgonzola dressing ($11.5)The saucy catch - Grilled swordfish blazed with chipotle BBQ sauce, jalapeno corn grits, creamed Swiss chard and crispy…

Free Coffee at Krispy Kreme Sept 29

Se7en Bites, A Sweet & Savory Bakeshop in the Milk District

Se7en Bites, A Sweet & Savory Bakeshop
207 North Primrose Drive

Orlando, FL 32803407-203-0727
DelishInfo@se7enbites.com
Chef Trina Gregory-Propst and General Manager Kevin Thornton debut their sweet and savory bakeshop, Se7en Bites, in the Milk District October 1, 2013. Se7en Bites started as a dessert supplier for some of Orlando’s best restaurants, delivering mini-pies to locations such as Pom Pom’s and cakes to Fresh in Winter Park. Chef Trina is now expanding upon her pies and desserts to offer breakfast, brunch, lunch, and locally blended coffee from her new storefront.
Favorites include 
Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Pecan PieHomemade Biscuits with Peach Ginger JamSavory Breakfast Bread Pudding with HollandaisePimento Grilled Cheese Bacon SandwichMeatloaf Sandwich, a throwback to downtown’s classic Sandwich KingCinnamon RollsBiscuits and Gravy The name Se7en Bites is special. Chef Trina has maintained an amazing 187-pound weight loss for more than 7 years. Her gastric bypass surger…

Duffins, Muffin-Shaped Doughnuts, at Se7en Bites, A Sweet & Savory Bakeshop in the Milk District

Se7en Bites, A Sweet & Savory Bakeshop
207 North Primrose Drive

Orlando, FL 32803407-203-0727
DelishInfo@se7enbites.com
Donut Muffin dipped in brown butter and cinnamon sugar with the nickname "Duffin." They're a donut in muffin form and taste like a cake donut.

Chef Trina Gregory-Propst and General Manager Kevin Thornton debut their sweet and savory bakeshop, Se7en Bites, in the Milk District October 1, 2013. Se7en Bites started as a dessert supplier for some of Orlando’s best restaurants, delivering mini-pies to locations such as Pom Pom’s and cakes to Fresh in Winter Park. Chef Trina is now expanding upon her pies and desserts to offer breakfast, brunch, lunch, and locally blended coffee from her new storefront.
Favorites include 
Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Pecan PieHomemade Biscuits with Peach Ginger JamSavory Breakfast Bread Pudding with HollandaisePimento Grilled Cheese Bacon SandwichMeatloaf Sandwich, a throwback to downtown’s classic Sandwich KingCinnamon RollsBi…

Bacon Topped Chocolate Cupcakes from Se7en Bites Sweet and Savory Bakeshop in the Milk District

Se7en Bites, A Sweet & Savory Bakeshop
207 North Primrose Drive

Orlando, FL 32803407-203-0727
DelishInfo@se7enbites.com
Bacon-topped chocolate cupcakes caught our eye during the new bake shop's soft opening on Wednesday September 25, 2013. Description: Dark Chocolate Cupcake with a peanut butter cream filling, dark chocolate italian buttercream, bacon and peanut brittle.

Chef Trina Gregory-Propst and General Manager Kevin Thornton debut their sweet and savory bakeshop, Se7en Bites, in the Milk District October 1, 2013. Se7en Bites started as a dessert supplier for some of Orlando’s best restaurants, delivering mini-pies to locations such as Pom Pom’s and cakes to Fresh in Winter Park. Chef Trina is now expanding upon her pies and desserts to offer breakfast, brunch, lunch, and locally blended coffee from her new storefront.

Favorites include 
Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Pecan PieHomemade Biscuits with Peach Ginger JamSavory Breakfast Bread Pudding with HollandaisePimento Grilled Ch…

Diet Fries at Burger King Are Called Satisfries

Burger King (We know they're not local! Sorry!) launched Satisfries with 40% less fat and 30% fewer calories than "non-satisfrying" fries, and 25 percent less fat and 20 percent fewer calories than standard "non-satisfrying" Burger King fries.

Satisfries will sell for $1.79–$1.99 a serving. They debuted today at all of its 7,200 America locations.

Epcot Food & Wine Festival 2013 Dessert Events

2013 Epcot Food & Wine Festival  Dessert Events Discovery of Chocolate
Select Sundays, 2:45 PM to 4:15 PM 
$75 per Guest Festival Welcome Center, Chef’s Showcase 
Admission to Epcot is required and not included in event admission price. Gratuity included. Tax not included. Events subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Crack open the cacao bean and come explore the many faces and tastes chocolate takes around the world. During The Discovery of Chocolate, you can learn what makes this famous treat so tempting, all while sampling selected varieties—both savory and sweet—each chosen by featured chocolatiers. Try each chocolate on its own, or pair with spirited beverages and fine wines for an even more exquisite experience. You can learn what makes this famous treat so tempting, all while sampling selected varieties—both savory and sweet—each chosen by featured chocolatiers. Try each chocolate on its own, or pair with spirited beverages and fine wines for an even more exquisite ex…

Capen House Saved!

According to the Orlando Sentinel, The Capen House at 520 North Interlachen Avenue in Winter Park will be saved and will not be knocked down. $250,00 of the $400,000 needed to move the house was raised during the Save Capen House community effort. The extra will be paid by Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens (633 Osceola Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789). This second piece of the finding puzzle was announced at a City Commission meeting on Monday. The house will be cut in half, sent down a river on a barge, then reconstructed on the Polasek Museum land and will be used as an event space.

Capen House Coverage: Sep 6, 2013 Capen House Supporters Rally September 14
Aug 30, 2013 Capen House Raises $200,000
Jul 15, 2013 Capen House to be Sliced in Two, Floated on Barge at Polasek
May 21, 2013 Free Historic Home + $10,000 to Anyone Who Can Move It

Hyppo Orlando Gourmet Popsicle Shop Releasing Fall/Winter Drink Menu Next Week

The Hyppo Orlando Gourmet Popsicle Shop is releasing its Fall/Winter drink menu by the end of next week. It's expected to include iced hot chocolate and a line of hot chocolates all made from scratch in house. They will be available hot or iced just like their coffees and teas. 

The Hyppo Orlando
431 E Central Blvd 

Orlando, Florida 32801
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Photo stolen from The Hyppo's facebook page

The Coop Chicken and Waffles to be Served 4 Months Prior to Opening at Jack in the Park

In July we told you about The Coop, a southern concept focused on fried chicken, comfort sides, and mini pies by Chef John Waters of 4Rivers. (Hat tip to Scott Joseph & OBJ). The "southern affair" is slated to open February 2014 at 610 West Morse Boulevard in Winter Park (MAP). 

We got a tip-off about where you can sample their chicken & waffles four months prior to opening. Attend the October 5th Jack in the Park event to benefit the Special Olympics of Florida. They will be served there.

All of Chinese Literature Condensed: New Play Tackles Everything in One Take

In the style reminiscent of the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s series of plays (The Bible Abridged, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged), a new play called All of Chinese Literature Condensed is debuting October 10-13, 2013, at UCF. 
The play comically distills a huge body of work into short, comprehensible scenes. You don’t need any knowledge of Chinese literature or culture to see the play the playwright says. 
All of Chinese Literature Condensed
Written and Directed by Whit EmersonOctober 10, 11, 12, 137 pmUCF Performing Arts Complex Studio 212488 Centaurus Boulevard, Orlando FL 32816Ticket price: Free. Parking is $3

The Slims Like Cardboard and Their New Album

Gainesville band The Slims released their latest album Slowpoke today. Listen to the whole thing here or listen to the song "Only a Part, Not the Whole" below. We have to give cardboard praise to them for having a photo of themselves wearing cardboard masks. Reminds us that The Daily City® Cardboard Art Festival is fjust our months away.

Dark Lady Circus Dinner in Audubon Park Garden District

A garden courtyard and church parish hall in the Audubon Park Garden District are being transformed into a Victorian era ballroom for a one night only dinner featuring Phantasmagoria, Orlando's original Victorian steampunk circus troupe. Along with dinner there will be fire breathers, stilt walkers, cabaret artists and cigarette girls bearing candy cigarettes.

Lady Raven's Cotillion Friday October 4, 20138pm-12am midnightTickets $75: Buy tickets hereEach ticket holder receives two free glasses or beer or wine. Cash bar also available.Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 1603 East Winter Park Drive, Orlando, Florida 32803Menu by Chef Jamie MacFadden of CuisiniersDessert by Blue Bird Bake ShopAlcohol curation by Redlight Redlight 

Learn About Planning, Permitting, Business Development and Code Enforcement

Own a small business in Thornton Park? Learn about planning, permitting, business development and code enforcement directly from city officials on Wednesday September 24, 2013, 10am-11am at Urban ReThink (625 E Central Blvd, Orlando, Florida 32801):
Explain Change of Use process for property owners and stakeholdersExplain the permitting process, and how to avoid common permitting pitfalls---btr's, distance separation, sign permits, variances, etc.Learn about your Thornton Park liaison at City Hall for permitting matters

There are a lot of good times I'll miss if I shut down and think about all the things that make me unhappy

By Sage Klein
A 14 Year Old
14 year old Sage Klein's review of his first week of middle school school was received well by readers, so he's back to tell us about his life, a concert at Back Booth and the play "The Boy Who Stole the Sun."
As a little kid I would stare out my window, in my car seat, and see older "kids" walk into concerts downtown or teenagers go into movies, and I had such a longing to be able to have a girlfriend, or go to a concert!! But now I have those privileges, and I want to stop in my tracks through my path of life, and look around, and open my eyes. The same eyes that are so closed to change and opportunity, closed to seeing the world as it is or will be. 

I'm so consumed in my daily life, that I don't stop and just realize that I have all of those things that I wished I had when I was 6 or 7. And these privileges are fun, but I would do anything to be a lil tot again.

Audubon Park Garden District PARK(ing) Day Photos

On Friday September 20, 2013, 10am-2pm, Audubon Park Garden District participated in PARK(ing) Day, an annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places.
These fun events and displays were a part of the local event: Pop Up Bakery by Blue Bird Bake Shop: pipe your own mini cupcakes for FREE and try some urban food forest by East End Marketmango sampling by the Mango BoardItalian herb garden by O Stromboliswildlife gardening info by Audubon Park Garden Districtfree Yoga in the Park by Warrior Power Yogaparticipation by Palmer's Garden and Goods, Bob O'Bryant, Corrine Calming CoalitionIDEASforUsThe project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco. Since 2005, PARK(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement, with organizations and individuals …

Black Bean Deli Colonial Drive Location Open for Business

Pumpkin Cupcake from Yum Yum Cupcake Truck

Yum Yum Cupcake Truck is doing a pumpkin cupcake that goes on sale October 1st. Get it at any of the stops on the itinerary of The Daily City® Food Truck Bazaar

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The Daily City® Food Truck Bazaar Visits Hunters Creek

The Daily City® Food Truck Bazaar paid a visit to Hunters Creek on Sunday September 22, 2013. Here are some photos from the event. 

Mexican Egg Rolls from Food Truck Wako Taco

The Wako Taco food truck is not only opening a bricks and mortar restaurant, they're now doing Mexican egg rolls! They contain chicken, rice, cheese, tomatoes, cilantro, onions, rolled in a egg roll.

Pumpkin Whoopie Pie at Blue Bird Bake Shop For Fall

Blue Bird Bake Shop launched their Fall menu on Sunday September 22, 2013. It includes a pumpkin whoopie pie, pumpkin cupcake, pumpkin muffin and pumpkin scone. 

Blue Bird Bake Shop 3122 Corrine Drive Orlando, FL 32803 (Map) Website |Facebook |Twitter |Email 407-228-3822


Pumpkin whoopie pie
Pumpkin cupcake
Pumpkin muffin
Pumpkin scone

Pumpkin Spice Twinkies Sell Out at Winter Park Farmers Market

If you thought getting a pumpkin spice twinkie at Winter Park Farmers Market would be easy, think again. In only the second week the product was available from Pam's Confectionary, it sold out in 2.5 hours. The market opens at 7am. By 9:30am on Saturday September 21, all 60 of her pumpkin spice twinkies were sold out. We were told she'd bring more than 60 next week. 

Winter Park Farmers Market Saturdays 7am-1pm 200 West New England Avenue