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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Orlando food truck The Crepe Company announces plans to franchise

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 2:36 PM

A local food truck is looking to expand its business beyond its usual weekend farmer's market fare. Lisa Fareed, owner of The Crepe Company, announced yesterday she will grow her food truck and catering business into a franchise, according to a press release. She will open more locations through...

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Orlando ranks as third best American city for vegans and vegetarians

Posted By on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 4:08 PM

The City Beautiful just became a lot greener, as it was named the third best vegan and vegetarian-friendly city in the U.S. According to Wallethub, a 2016 Harris Poll commissioned by the Vegetarian Resource Group compared the 100 largest U.S. cities across 15 categories. Collected data ranged anywhere from...

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Popular Manzano's Deli coming to Winter Park by end of year

Posted By on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 12:15 PM

Manzano's Deli, a fixture in New Smyrna Beach and DeLand, will set up shop in the retail plaza at the intersection of West Fairbanks and South New York avenues in Winter Park. The plaza, which currently houses ceramics studio All Fired Up, will soon see the Little Blue Donut Co....

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Framework Craft Coffee House coming to Mills 50

Posted By on Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 12:21 AM

You'll recall that local coffee stalwart Vita Luna Cafe recently rebranded itself as Framework Craft Coffee House and announced they'd open a storefront somewhere in the Mills 50 District. Owner Danny Alvarez told me that he hopes to open Framework sometime this fall in the way-cool building at 1050 N....

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Friday, October 13, 2017

The best way to party before the parade is at Big Gay Brunch

Posted By on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 11:32 AM

What better way to gear up for Pride weekend than with Orlando’s biggest pre-parade brunch? Big Gay Brunch includes a brunch spread with bottomless mimosas, a Bloody Mary bar and blended drinks from Licor 43. This year, the event features music by DJ Erik Armiliato and other performances, along with...

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Wonton Asian Kitchen to open in Winter Park in early November

Posted By on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 10:16 AM

We recently told you about Wonton Asian Kitchen opening in the Winter Park Financial Center near the intersection of Fairbanks and Orlando avenues, and now we can tell you a bit more. One of the partners in the venture told me that he and his cohorts have been involved in...

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Lakeridge Winery's BBQ and Blues festival pairs smoky ribs with smokin' riffs

Posted By on Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 8:30 AM

It might be a bit of a drive, but Lakeridge Winery is the only place around where you can pair barbecued pork ribs with wine produced on-site this weekend. Five of the nation’s top ribmasters compete for the title of “Rib King” while attendees enjoy blues bands on the outdoor...

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Second Agave Azul location moving into old Square 1 Burgers spot

Posted By on Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 4:18 PM

Agave Azul Cocina Mexicana announced on their Facebook page that they will take over the Winter Park space once home to Square 1 Burgers. The Millenia-area upscale Mexican restaurant opened in 2008. The Winter Park location is planned to open in February 2018, while a Windermere location is planned for...

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Tomorrow is the last day of Magical Dining Month

Posted By on Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 2:59 PM

Magical Dining Month, which one of the best times to explore new restaurants in Orlando without losing your shirt, is wrapping up tomorrow. The annual event organized by Visit Orlando was extended from its initial end date of Oct. 1 because of Hurricane Irma. So this means Thursday, Oct. 12,...

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Sprouts Farmers Market moving into former Whole Foods spot in Winter Park

Posted By on Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 10:52 AM

Grocery chain Sprouts Farmers Market is moving into the shopping center near Aloma and Lakemont that once housed the Winter Park Whole Foods. The stores, which typically are about the same size as a Trader Joe's, specialize in relatively cheaper organic foods, fresh meats and produce, and bulk-food items. "We’re...

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