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Friday, September 21, 2018

Lake Eola Heights corner shop Handy Pantry to close after almost 100 years in business

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 10:18 AM

In yet another blow to Orlando As We Knew It, beloved indie corner shop Handy Pantry is closing. The convenience store-slash-sandwich shop has long been a place to pick up small necessities without having to make a trip to the grocery store, a much-appreciated amenity for the close-knit neighborhood....

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Gringos Locos finally opens new UCF location

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 4:12 PM

Gringos Locos has finally opened its doors at the University of Central Florida. The new outpost soft opened yesterday and is located at 4242 W. Plaza Drive. The popular Tex-Mex restaurant, known for their "Double D" taco, was originally set to open at UCF in September 2017, but the opening was delayed...

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Earth Fare organic supermarket will open its first Orlando area location next week

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 2:37 PM

Earth Fare, a supermarket that specializes in organic and "clean food," will open its first location in the Orlando area next week. The new store will open on Saturday, Sept. 29, in Lake Nona at The Shoppes at Nona Place (13024 Narcoossee Road). Earth Fare is known for its pledge to...

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This weekend is your last chance to drink and game at BART in Mills 50

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 2:31 PM

Mills 50 bar-arcade hybrid BART closes its doors after this weekend. While it’s sad to see another neighborhood bar shutter after the surprise demise of Wally’s, at least we got some notice this time. We’re guessing the beer specials are going to be pretty good, but make sure to...

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Cows 'n Cabs returns to Winter Park this November

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 2:30 PM

The annual Cows 'n Cabs outdoor dining event will return this November for another year of eating gourmet food in the name of charity. This country & western themed event will take place in Winter Park's West Meadow on Saturday, Nov. 3, and will feature more than 25 chefs...

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Pizzeria Roberti will close at the end of the month

Posted By on Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 3:28 PM

Pizzeria Roberti will soon serve its last slice.  The popular Orlando Italian joint will host their first autumn dinner at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23; however, it will also be their last day of service. Owner Joe Roberti made the announcement this week, saying he’ll focus his efforts on his...

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New Bar Louie location coming to Winter Park

Posted By on Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 3:16 PM

Popular restaurant chain Bar Louie will be opening a location in Winter Park next year. Real estate organization CASTO announced in a press release today that the new location's opening is tentatively set for the first quarter of 2019 and will be located in Winter Park Village, in the...

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Pollo Tropical is giving away free chicken this Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 1:46 PM

If you've ever wished you could be rewarded for cheating, tomorrow will be your lucky day. Pollo Tropical announced that it is bringing back its "Chicken Cheaters Day" promotional event. Tomorrow — Saturday, Sept. 15 — anyone who brings in a coupon from a competing chicken restaurant and proclaims...

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Popular sub spot Manzano's Deli is now open in Winter Park

Posted By on Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 1:08 PM

Manzano's Deli, a popular sub joint in New Smyrna Beach and DeLand, has finally opened their Winter Park location at the intersection of West Fairbanks and South New York avenues. The new location , which shares frontage with Little Blue Donut Co. and All Fired Up, soft-opened on Monday, Sept....

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Blake Shelton is opening a new restaurant in Orlando

Posted By on Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 12:54 PM

Country star and coach on The Voice Blake Shelton will open a new restaurant in Orlando.  According to a statement from Ryman Hospitality Properties, Shelton's restaurant, Ole Red, will open in the ICON Orlando 360 entertainment and dining complex (formerly the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye) sometime in the first half of 2020....

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