About

Hi my name is Mark Baratelli and welcome to my blog. Since 2007 I've written posts here about Orlando just as a hobby to keep me busy when I'm bored. I do this for free as a service to my community. I don't have any other interns or writers. It's just me. 

In addition to the daily posts, I send out a weekly email, print up a monthly newspaper and appear as a commentator on WMFE 90.7. 

You may call or text me at 407-308-1417. I do not use email. 












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

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 Stuff I 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