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Orlando City Soccer June 30th FanZone Tailgate Has The Daily City Food Truck Bazaar

During the 4:30-7:30pm tailgate at the Tuesday June 30th Orlando City Soccer game, The Daily City Food Truck Bazaar will be inside FanZone (corner of South and Rio Grande) with 4 trucks:
Big CheeseCousins Maine LobsterPhilly's BestHoly Cow Hamburgers There's live music and beer for sale as well. It runs 4:30-7:30pm. Free admission to the FanZone.

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer to Work-Along with Fifth Third Bank and Homeless Children as Part of the Summer of Dreams Program

When school is out for the summer, fewer critical resources are available for Central Florida’s growing population of homeless children. To fill this need, the City of Orlando has partnered with Fifth Third Bank for The Summer of Dreams, a free, 10-week program that provides homeless students with meals, academic enrichment, mentoring and school supplies, as well as financial counseling for parents and students.

As part of the program, Mayor Dyer will work-along with Fifth Third Bank employees and participating homeless youth to help pack take home meals for the children at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida Friday, June 26, 2015, 11:30am at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida (411 Mercy Drive, Orlando, FL 32805). The food packs are sent home each weekend with the participating youth to ensure they have food outside the program.

The Summer of Dreams program furthers the City of Orlando’s efforts to help homeless families and students. Through the City’s extensive y…

Lamp & Shade Fair: 50 years of Lamps and Shades

Lamp & Shade Fair (Web) at 1336 N. Mills Ave) is a 50 year old family-owned lighting center. A WHAT??!! This tiny box of a store sells exactly what you'd think: lamp shades, lamps and lighting accessories. The whole box is slapped full of the stuff. They also do portable lighting, chandeliers, sconces and fixtures. Take a look inside because it's ALL LAMPS. 

The front two windows have a display with painted light bulbs and flags. 

Field Guide to the Gays final performance, a benefit!

Did you get to see Logan Donahoo's Field Guide to the Gays 2 at this years Orlando Fringe Festival?? No? Yes, but you want to see it again? Well here's your chance!

Check out his snazzy video for tonight!

Logan will be doing one final performance tonight of Feild Guide at the Footlight's Theater at the Parliament House AND he's donating ticket sales to another great local artist, Hannah Miller. Hannah suffers from Myasthenia Gravis Syndrome. MG is a rare auto immune neuro muscular disorder that is so rare that only one in a thousand people have it. I believe I was once told that if a whole football stadium were filled, only ten or twenty of those people would have MG.

WHAT: Final performance of Field Guide to the Gays
WHEN: Tonight 6/29 at 7:30pm
WHERE: Foolight Theater at the Parliament House
                 (410 North Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, Florida 32805)
TICKETS: $15 plus processing online or at the door

Bloody Stumps: Someone Painted the Decapitated Downtown Cypress Trees

Have you seen the decapitated cypress trees near the no-longer-open Ivanhoe exit? We noticed them last week and now... someone has painted the stumps red... bloody stumps! (Photo credit Brendan O'Connor

Mills50 Coupon Campaign - $25 for Hundreds in Value

Mills50 is doing a coupon deal: for a small $25 purchase, supporters get coupons worth hundreds of dollars in free or substantially discounted items and services from 26 of your favorite businesses including the following:Hawkers Asian Street FareBARTTrack ShackMaxine's on ShineWally's Mills Avenue LiquorsEola EyesDandelion Communitea Cafelil indiesSt. Matthew's Tavern at the Orlando Beer GardenThe Mennello Museum of American Art Order online. Coupons expire July 31.

Audubon Park Ice Cream Shakeup: Ice Cream Treats and Eats Out, Kelly's Homemade Ice Cream In

On July 19th, Kelly's Homemade Ice Cream food truck (Facebook) will open the doors to it's first brick and mortar location in the space currently being rented by Ice Cream Treats and Eats (Facebook) at 3114 Corrine Dr, Orlando, FL 32803 in the Audubon Park Garden District. July 19th is National Ice Cream Day.

Ice Cream Treats and Eats is shutting down and not opening a new location.

Kelly's Homemade Ice Cream owns one food truck and has appeared in the East End Market parking lot every other Saturday and at various food truck gatherings around Central Florida. This will be their first brick and mortar location. The food truck will remain in operation once the shop opens.

Monday thru Thursday 12pm til 9pmFriday + Saturday + Sunday 11am-10pm The space is in the same shopping plaza as Blue Bird Bake Shop which had its soft opening in 2010.
Kelly's Homemade Ice Cream will offer at least 30 flavors of frozen desserts:
24 ice cream flavors6 sorbet flavorsShaved Ice (nu…

Ten 10 Brewing in Mills50 District: Interior Photos

During the final days of construction, we got a sneak peek inside Ten 10 Brewing (Facebook | Web) which is opening July 2015 at 1010 Virginia Dr, Orlando, FL 32803 in the Mills50 District. They will serve beers on tap offer refillable growlers. There are 23 parking space behind the bar. 

Ice Cream Flight Spotted in Debary #BringToOrlando

Photo Credit: Twisted Tap Bar & Grill
A reader alerted us to the first Central Florida business (that we know of) serving at ice cream flight. A Debary restaurant called Twisted Tap Bar & Grill (Facebook) at 220 N Charles Richard Beall Blvd posted a photo of an ice cream flight on their Facebook page Saturday June 27th.

The product looks like beer glasses on a beer flight paddle filled with ice cream. The ice cream flight does not appear on their menu. It's not known where the ice cream comes from, who makes it, what the flavors are or what the cost is.

If you spot an ice cream flight or if you see other fun ideas that you'd like to see businesses #bringtoorlando, let us know in the comments.

Theatrical Culinary Project Fuses Food and Theatre #BringToOrlando

Taking pop up dinners to the next level, The Theatrical Culinary Project is an immersive play and dining experience that we want someone to #BringToOrlando.

During a four-course meal, the audience is submerged in a play set in a restaurant taking place around them.

How fun! Bring to Orlando!

This concept is currently in development with an upcoming two-week workshop July 28th-August 7th in New York City.

The Theatrical Culinary Project was awarded a five-day residency at SPACE, where the creators will focus exclusively on the development of the scripts. Following Ryder Farm they will return to New York City to integrate food and menu into the structure of the plays, work with an ensemble cast, continue script development, rehearse with their entire team, prep for a four course meal and reading, and close with an intimate presentation for a handful of audience members, to assess the impact the immersive experience has on the piece.

Lake Nona Starbucks Coming In Fall

Lake Nona is getting its own Starbucks this Fall. This is HUGE news for this area because, for now at least, the area is light on food and drink options. According to Orlando Business Journal, a 2,105 square foot Starbucks is opening in the Fall inside a shopping center near the Lake Nona campus of Valencia College called Vickery Place.

They do have a weekly farmers market:
Lake Nona Back to Nature Farmers Market
Saturdays 8am-1pm
Crescent Park, 8374 Upper Perse Circle, Orlando, FL 3282
Fresh produce, artisan gifts, handmade crafts and more supporting your Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge. ....and a monthly 7-food-truck event: The Daily City Food Truck Bazaar
2nd Thursdays 5-8pm
Crescent Park, 8374 Upper Perse Circle, Orlando, FL 3282
Seven bazaar-approved food trucks. No chairs provided. All trucks take credit cards. Rain or shine. All trucks subject to change without notice.  ...but this will be the area's first Starbucks.

Shenanigan's Comedy Festival is happening today!

Power 2 Improv presents Shenanigan's a one day festival featuring 9 different Improv groups from all over Florida. Shows begin at 5:00pm at The Venue at 511 Virginia Ave. 
Tickets are available at the festival. 

Date: Sat June 27thTime: 5:00 pm - 12:00am
Location: The Venue
511 Virginia Drive
Orlando, FL 32803

Show Line Up

5:00 Show:

 360 - OrlandoUnderground Natures –      OrlandoThe Experiment - Orlando

7:00 Show:
Friends with Benefits – West Palm BeachMad Cowford Improv Comedy -JacksonvilleFST Improv - Sarasota
9:00 Show:
Equanimity – TampaPower 2 Improv - OrlandoJust The Funny – Miami
11:05 - 11 40 All Play Jam
 The Jam is a FREE show and will feature players from all of the different groups!

In addition to the shows on Saturday Shenanigan's is offering 3 different classes. Sharpen up your improv skills or jump in and learn from from some great teachers! 

White Castle Food Truck At The Daily City Food Truck Bazaar Friday June26th

The Daily City Food Truck Bazaar is bringing the extremely popular White Castle Food Truck called the Crave Mobile to its Friday June 26th (2015) monthly stop in Windermere (520 Main Street, Windermere). The truck will be part of the monthly 17-truck gathering which takes place on 4th Fridays. The hours are 5-9:30pm. Beer and wine is allowed and for sale at the nearby wine shop across the street. 
Menu:  4 original sliders for $5 4 sliders with jalapeƱo cheese or American cheese for $6 12 sliders for $15 12 sliders with cheese for $18 Fries $3 9 piece chicken rings $5
Follow the White Castle Crave Monile on Twitter at @cravemobile2
Follow The Daily City Food Truck Bazaar on Twitter at @foodtruckbazaar

Spoletto Italian Food- Interior Photos of UCF Restaurant

Spoletto (WebsiteMenu | Facebook) at 12101 University Blvd #219, Orlando, FL 32817 has a refreshing, well-designed interior. There are plans to open more Central Florida locations. We didn't have a chance to try their food, but hope to soon.

Mexico vs Costa Rica Soccer Match to Feature The Daily City Food Truck Bazaar

Orlando City SC is presenting Mexico vs. Costa Rica at 6:00pm, Saturday June 27th at the Orlando Citrus Bowl.

The Daily City Food Truck Bazaar Prior to the game (2:00pm-5:30pm) The Daily City Food Truck Bazaar will be at the official tailgate in Lot #7 (Map) with the following trucks: BemBom, El Cubanito, Cilantro Urban Eatery. Match Tickets:
Orlando vs LA Galaxy / Mexico vs Costa Rica Two Pack: Purchase a two pack including the East/West clash between Orlando and LA Galaxy before tickets are released to the general public. Two-Pack tickets start as low as $45 and go on sale Monday March 23rd at 10amGroup Sales (15 or More Tickets): Discounted pricing available for groups buying 15 or more tickets. Contact Orlando City Group Sales Department for more information at 1.855.ORL.CITY or click below to speak to one of our representatives.
General Public On-Sale:
Single-Game Tickets: Tickets for the Mexico vs. Costa Rica went on sale on April 15 at 10 a.m. ET via or by …

City of Orlando Hosts National Night Out Kickoff Party at Orlando Fashion Square June 24

Orlando Fashion Square (Website) at 3201 E Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL. 32803 is the site of Orlando's National Night Out kick-off event in District 3. Along with City Commissioner Robert Stuart, Orlando Police Chief John Mina, the Orlando Police Department and Orlando Fire Department, Orlando Fashion Square is hosting the free neighborhood block party and expo devoted to bringing recognition to crime prevention and safety. Highlights include:
Orlando Police Mounted Patrol and K-9 Units“Touch-A-Truck” ZoneKids Play Zone, with a bounce house and face paintingDJ, performances and demonstrations by local community groupsFree refreshments, games and giveawaysExhibits from approximately 30 community organizations and businesses, including the Orlando Police and Fire Departments, Neighborhood Watch, Orlando Magic, Orlando Predators and more The event takes place Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 6:00pm – 8:30pm at Orlando Fashion Square (3201 E Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL. 32803). 
The outdoor p…

WMFE Tasty Trends in Today's Food: A Foodie Panel with Tasty Chomps, Emily Ellyn and Food Truck Bazaar

DATE: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

TIME: 7 p.m.

LOCATION: The WMFE Studios, 11510 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32817

This panel of Central Florida food experts engage in a free-wheeling discussion on popular area restaurants, what is new or enduring on the Central Florida food scene, and other tasty food-related topics that may emerge. It’s moderated by WMFE reporter and All Things Considered host Crystal Chavez. It’s free and open to the public.

Current panelists include Mark Baratelli of The Daily City Food Truck Bazaar, chef and culinary educator, Emily Ellyn and Tasty Chomps food blogger, Ricky Ly.

The event is free and open to the public but RSVP is required!

Seating not assigned. Seating is first-come, first served.

How do I contact the WMFE Member Services? Either via phone at 407-514-1750(Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) or by email:

Yum Yum Cupcake Truck and the Sweet By Good Golly Miss Holly Truck Parked in the Same Lot

What's going on here? :)