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Monday, February 27, 2017

Cress Restaurant's '7 Courses, 7 Countries' was a meal that mattered

Posted By on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 12:10 PM

The 300-odd folks who gathered for Hari and Jenneffer Pulapaka's "7 Courses, 7 Countries" event in DeLand were treated to a truly special dinner. Dishes from the seven countries listed in Donald Trump's recent immigration ban – Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Somalia and the Sudan – were served up family-style. For...

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Disney's Fort Wilderness just got a ridiculously cool retro food truck

Posted By on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 10:45 AM

Disney first got in on the food truck craze back in 2012 with a temporary food truck at the Wide World of Sports. Less than a year later, news broke of Disney World getting up to 10 specialty-themed food trucks. Those 10 trucks never materialized, but in late 2013 four...

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Publix ranks No. 3 in national consumer survey

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 4:58 PM

The home of everyone's favorite chicken tender sub just beat out 97 other companies in a national consumer survey. Based on a Harris Poll ranking corporation reputations, Publix ranked No. 3 out of the top 100 most visible companies in the country. The grocer earned a reputation quotient of 82.78 out...

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Duck Donuts will open its first Florida location in Kissimmee

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 12:32 PM

Customized desserts are migrating south this spring as Duck Donuts prepares to open its first Florida store in Kissimmee. The store, located in the Crosslands shopping center on Osceola Parkway, is poised to help introduce the made-to-order donut-buying experience to an area that constantly wonders, "Why is this donut falling short...

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Inoculum Ale Works releases special absinthe-inspired beer at Ten10 Brewing

Posted By on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 4:30 PM

Inoculum Ale Works, based out of Spring Hill, Florida, releases a limited edition batch of Dreamcatcher – an absinthe-inspired farmhouse sour that incorporates wormwood, hyssop and anise along with lemon peel and coriander – at Ten10 Brewing this week. Only 300 bottles are available at this release, so show up...

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Bonchon, the best Korean fried chicken chain, is coming to Orlando

Posted By on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 12:43 PM

We about lost our fried-chicken-loving minds when we heard about this: Bonchon is coming to Orlando. Three outposts of the chicken chain that originated in Busan, South Korea, before kickstarting the Korean fried chicken craze in the U.S. will open in the next two years. They will be the first...

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Ease your hangover with your pupper at Thirsty Topher's Hair of the Dog Day

Posted By on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 11:02 AM

Bring your pooch over to the Topher for this puppy party. Sponsored by Lagunitas (because of the dog in their logo, we assume), Hair of the Dog Day features free dog treats made from spent brewer’s grain, raffles and giveaways, and even a caricature artist on site to sketch silly...

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Osprey Tavern and Bowmore scotch team up for an oyster luge on Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 11:00 AM

If you got excited hearing the words “oyster luge” and pictured yourself puckering up to a chute carved out of ice to knock back a steady stream of raw, briny bivalves, we have bad news. It turns out that an oyster luge has little to do with the Jägermeister luge...

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Cask & Larder releases annual Brandenburger Bock with the Bach Festival Choir Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 10:45 AM

This annual collaboration between the Bach Festival Society and Cask & Larder Brewing is probably our favorite local Baroque/craft beer crossover. While C&L launches this year’s batch of Brandenburger Bock (get it?), the Bach Festival Society Choir takes the stage to provide guests with heavenly musical accompaniment straight out of...

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Bakery Bar gets sweet and boozy at its official grand opening

Posted By on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 6:00 AM

The upstairs space in the alley between Church and Pine streets has struggled in recent years, with Rok Room going through two incarnations separated by a long period of inactivity. But the Bakery Bar, already in soft opening, looks to reverse that trend with craft cocktails sculpted around the flavors...

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