About


About
  • Named by the Orlando Business Journal as a “40 Under 40" award recipient and inducted into the Culinary Hall of Fame by the Orlando Sentinel, Mark Baratelli was the first to bring a branded city-life blog to Orlando in 2007. After 10,000 posts, he's still chugging along. 

Contact
  • 407-308-1417

Readers
  • 18-24 - 9%
  • 25-34 - 32% 
  • 35-44 - 25%
  • 45-54 - 17% 
  • 50.6% female
Stats (current 12/7/16)

Our Signature Event: The Daily City's Food Truck Tour
  • 1,500 attend our Second Sundays event in Orlando
  • 61,936 Facebook fans 
  • 2,617 E-Newsletter subscribers with a 21.3% open rate
  • 7,467 Twitter followers
  • 5,661 Instagram followers
  • One of our signature events is a tour of 12 cities bringing the Orlando food truck scene to each city once a month for 3 hours. The cities include Orlando, Celebration, Windermere, Lake Nona, Lake Mary, Palm Bay, Casselberry, Sanford, St Cloud

Other Signature Events

Awards
  • 2015 Best Local Blog, Florida Sunshine Blog Awards, 1st
  • 2014 Best Local Blog, Orlando Magazine, 1st
  • 2014 Critics Pick: Best Pop Up Shop, Orlando Weekly
  • 2013 Best Local Blog, Orlando Magazine, 1st
  • 2013 Best Local Blog, YELP, 1st
  • 2013 Best Local Blog, Orlando Weekly, 1st
  • 2012 Best Local Website, Orlando Magazine, 3rd
  • 2012 Best Local Website, Orlando Weekly, 2nd
  • 2012 Best Local Blog, Orlando Magazine, 2nd
  • 2012 Best Local Blog, Orlando Weekly, 1st
  • 2012 Best Local Blog, Orlando Sentinel, 2nd
  • 2012 Best Local Twitter Feed, Orlando Weekly, 2nd
  • 2011 Best Local Website, Orlando Magazine, 3rd
  • 2011 Best Local Website, Orlando Weekly, 1st
  • 2011 Best Local Website, Watermark Newspaper, 3rd
  • 2011 Best Local Blog, Orlando Sentinel, 2nd
  • 2011 Best Local Blog, Orlando Weekly, 2nd
  • 2011 Best Local Blog, Watermark Newspaper, 1st
  • 2010 Best Local Website of 2010, Orlando Weekly, 2nd
  • 2010 Best Local Blog of 2010, Orlando Weekly, 1st
  • 2010 Best Local Blog of 2010, Orlando Magazine, 3rd
  • 2010 Critics Pick: Mobile Art Show, Orlando Weekly
  • 2009 Best Local Blog, Orlando Weekly, 1st
  • 2009 Best Local Arts Blog, Orlando Sentinel, 1st
  • 2009 Best Local Blog, Orlando Sentinel, 3rd



READER FEEDBACK


We have a longer list of what readers have to say about The Daily City. Below are a few of our favorites.
"With a plethora of articles and reviews, The Daily City also acts as a newsletter-calendar hybrid for me. For years, I’ve complained about never having one aggregated source of upcoming events in Orlando that is actually accurate. Thanks to the socially advanced heavens (and Mark), The Daily City is a well-manicured and marvelously maintained site that I can always depend on for a current calendar and a review of Orlando’s latest hot-spot. Now my day consists of waking up, putting on a cup of joe, opening my computer, going to thedailycity.com — well, going to my Facebook page — then going to The Daily City and seeing what’s going on in Orlando. Yesterday, Beth and I went to our first Food Truck Pod behind Firestone — thanks to Mark and his team. Now you are looking at the newest member of Food Truck Groupies! -Why Are you Awesome? | May 16, 2011 
"Maybe, like me, you’re one of the readers who rely upon (Mark Baratelli's) indispensable arts and events website TheDailyCity.com, where he blogs and tweets on any and everything stewing in Orlando’s cultural cauldron (somehow scooping us even when he’s out of town – how does he do that?)." -Orlando Weekly | July 9, 2009


"But my favorite things about Orlando’s art world in 2009 were two people who expanded my definition of what it means to be an advocate for the arts.... Mark Baratelli, even while often living out of town, broadened his indispensable blog, The Daily City, to encompass Meeting of the Minds (MOOM) meet-ups, Taco Truck Taste Tests and the vehicular-venued Mobile Art Show. If everyone in Orlando who claims to care about the arts had 1 percent of Baratelli’s... energy and commitment, this city would be a world culture capital." -Orlando Weekly | January 6, 2009


"I believe your web site truly elevates Orlando to the level of other metropolitan cities, and I stop by at least once a day." -Stephanie Pancratz | July 7, 2009


"If you live in Orlando, this is THE news social/cultural news source." -Dawn Schreiner | January 8, 2010


"I gotta say the perfect sorta arts blog for me is thedailycity.com. It covers so many cool corners of the arts realm in O-Town. There is so much on that blog that I didn't even know was HERE in the city. It sorta makes me fall in love with Orlando." -Beth Marshall | September 9, 2010


"I’ve been living her in Orlando for 22 years... You have opened my eyes up to a few new things that I wasn’t aware of. That surprised me. I thought I knew this town inside and out. I enjoy reading your blog on a daily basis. Please keep doing what you are doing." -Brian OHalloran | August 3, 2009