About


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Mark Baratelli  - Since 2007, The Daily City's owner Mark Baratelli has written 10,000 blog posts about local life in Orlando. In addition to blogging, he created the nation's first touring food truck event. It brings 39 small businesses to 10 Central Florida towns every month. For this he was inducted into Orlando Sentinel's prestigious Culinary Hall of Fame and was named one of Orlando Business Journal's 40 Under 40

He created the hashtag #bringtootlando in 2010 because he knew great ideas from other cities could make Orlando even better. In that spirit, he brought Orlando its first Pop up Shop, its first Pop Up Dinner, its first Parking Space Takeover and its first Monthly UHaul Art Show. He introduced his Orlando readers to street food during his monthly Taco Truck Taste Tests, created the 5th Annual Orlando Cardboard Art Festival, brought an urban Night Market to the 'burbs, created the Audience Choice Awards for the Orlando Fringe Festival and started Meeting of the Orlando MindsOrlando Improv FestivalOrlando Panel Series and the Orlando Indie Media Meetup.


The Daily City's Social Media (current 12/7/16)

The Daily City's Food Truck Tour
  • 61,936 Facebook fans 
  • 2,617 E-Newsletter subscribers with a 21.3% open rate
  • 7,467 Twitter followers
  • 5,661 Instagram followers
  • We bring 39 food trucks to 10 Central Florida cities every month. It gives locals in those cities a brief visit from the Orlando food truck scene. The cities include Celebration, Windermere, Lake Nona, Lake Mary, Palm Bay, Casselberry, Sanford, St Cloud, Orlando, Eustis


Stuff Mark Made Up

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