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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

As COVID-19 cases surge, KFC closes all company-owned Florida dining rooms

Posted By on Tue, Jul 14, 2020 at 1:17 PM

Amid Florida’s skyrocketing COVID-19 cases, Disney World theme parks have reopened and Florida public schools have been ordered to reopen this fall, but KFC has decided it’s safer to keep guests out of its establishments. KFC announced Monday it will close all 40 of its corporate-owned dining rooms across...

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Monday, July 13, 2020

Bite30 by Orlando Weekly is back July 15-Aug. 16 ... and yes, this year there will be takeout!

Posted By on Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 11:40 PM

Bite30, the city-wide promotion featuring 30 local restaurants serving $30 prix fixe three-course menus for 30 days, kicks off its rescheduled 2020 promotion this Wednesday, July 15, with an exciting lineup of restaurants, many of which are offering takeout for the first time, and all of whom adhere to...

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Big Storm Brewing Co. to open new Orlando brewpub at Amway Center

Posted By on Fri, Jul 10, 2020 at 3:41 PM

Not sure this one makes sense quite yet, but for the optimists out there: Independent Clearwater brewpub Big Storm Brewing Co. is opening their fourth Florida location, in Orlando, at the Amway Center. Yes, this year, 2020. Or at least they hope to by December. The Orlando City Council approved...

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

City of Orlando approves lease for 18-acre 4Roots Farm Campus in the Packing District

Posted By on Wed, Jul 8, 2020 at 6:03 PM

If you're the type of person who appreciates some good news, how about a little urban-farm update to brighten your day? Orlando's Packing District is a massive, rapidly developing new residential area with one big planned perk: an 18-acre farm, which was approved by the City of Orlando on Monday....

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Orlando's Eola General to host Lily Ann pop-up Friday and Saturday, with roasted octopus you can take to-go

Posted By on Wed, Jul 8, 2020 at 2:14 PM

Eola General, located in downtown Orlando's Eola Heights neighborhood, is hosting another weekend pop-up special, the tiny café-restaurant-bar announced on Tuesday. This time, the two-evening event will showcase Lily Ann, a fine-dining pop-up concept by tip-top pop-up purveyor Mockingbird, which specializes in "progressive Florida cuisine." Lily-Ann usually appears at...

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4 Rivers Smokehouse and the Coop to hold July fundraising campaign for Black youth scholarships in Florida

Posted By on Wed, Jul 8, 2020 at 12:51 PM

Local eateries 4 Rivers Smokehouse and the Coop have announced a monthlong fundraiser in July for Black youth scholarships in Florida. All 4 Rivers locations around the state – 23 in all – and sister restaurant the Coop in Winter Park will donate a percentage of the proceeds from every sale...

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Monday, July 6, 2020

As Florida coronavirus cases soar, new credit card study links infection spikes to in-person restaurant dining

Posted By on Mon, Jul 6, 2020 at 1:41 PM

If you've been feeling a little too nervous to eat inside a restaurant of late because of concerns over coronavirus, you just might be on to something, at least according to a recent study conducted by investment bank JPMorgan Chase. CNBC recently reported on a study conducted by JPMorgan...

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Tarpon Springs' Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art hosts free Zoom happy hours to learn cocktail making

Posted By on Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 11:03 AM

Now that the bars aren't allowed to serve booze to patrons in person, learning how to make your favorite cocktails at home is suddenly more important than ever. Enter the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art's Tuesday night Zoom happy hour series. In each iteration, Museum Director Teresa Wilkins and beau...

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Friday, June 26, 2020

Orlando Weekly's Bite30 restaurant promotion will offer takeout due to COVID-19

Posted By on Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 2:13 PM

Bite30, the city-wide promotion featuring 30-plus local restaurants serving $30 prix fixe three-course menus for 30 days, will be offering takeout options for the first time in the promotion’s decade-long history. “The promotion is specifically designed to bring people into restaurants for a three-course meal experience at a discounted...

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The future of buffets may depend on robots like the ones at Orlando's U & Me Hot Pot restaurant

Posted By on Tue, Jun 23, 2020 at 3:29 PM

The "new normal" continues to develop as much of the nation begins to reopen, and nowhere are the changes more noticeable than in restaurants. From fine dining to fast food, the entire industry is facing a renewed focus on hygiene and uncertainties regarding the future. But few restaurants face...

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