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Friday, March 20, 2020

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Social distancing puts severe strain on Orlando’s service-based economy

Posted By on Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 7:52 PM

In recent years, there’s been a move to present Orlando as more than just the theme parks. Travel articles in publications from Bon Appétit to the New York Times have extolled the virtues of “the other Orlando,” an Orlando for adults, and the main driver of this praise has...

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World of Beer Orlando offers half off all food and alcohol to 'anyone helping the greater good'

Posted By on Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 5:34 PM

Hey, hungry do-gooders: World of Beer wants to split the check for all food and drink purchases – and yes, that includes beer and liquor. They made the offer to our scrappy little team via email, but it likely also extends to you, a magical unicorn person who has...

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Foxtail Coffee Co. will give you the free beverage of your choice today

Posted By on Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 11:23 AM

Alex Tchekmaian of Foxtail Coffee Co. wants to buy you a drink. And one for your friend, too. Actually, he wants to buy a drink for everyone in Orlando – his local mini-empire of caffeination stations is offering a free coffee to customers who come in today from 11...

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Stardust Coffee double-booking their own anniversary during the coronavirus pandemic is pretty on-brand

Posted By on Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 11:14 AM

Stardust Video & Coffee doesn't run the tightest ship, and that's why so many people love it (including us). A coffee shop in the morning, "the Dust" evolves throughout the day into a bar, hangout spot, art gallery, weekly farmers market and, yes, a music venue. It was founded in...

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Toasted is giving free grilled cheese sandwiches to Orlando kids stuck home from school

Posted By on Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 6:25 AM

Toasted, the local burger and "crafted grilled cheese" sandwich chain, is worried about kids who rely on reduced and free lunch programs, and especially whether they'll have enough to eat while riding out the coronavirus pandemic at home. They've decided to do something about it by offering kids across Central...

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Takeout rules, as Tokyo Ramen Fusion comes to West Colonial, Mooyah Burgers, Fries & Shakes opens in SoDo, and more Orlando restaurant news

Posted By on Sun, Mar 15, 2020 at 1:21 PM

Orlando's restaurants, chefs and workers could use your support right now. Order takeout, buy gift cards and tip generously. OPENINGS: Ramen! Ramen! Everywhere ramen! Tokyo Ramen Fusion Cuisine, serving a menu of 11 different ramens, poke, donburi, teppanyaki and more, has opened in the Chinatown Plaza on West Colonial...

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Orlando 4 Rivers locations offer free dessert for customers with an 'I Voted' sticker

Posted By on Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 4:07 PM

As if there wasn't enough of a reason to get out to the polls to vote for the primaries, 4 Rivers Smokehouse added another. The first 50 customers that visit 4 Rivers locations on Tuesday, March 17 sporting an "I Voted" sticker will receive a free dipped Oreo cookie...

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Kona Poké announces first Apopka location and new mobile food trailer

Posted By on Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 7:46 PM

Apopka, which gets its name from the Seminole word "Ahapopka" for "potato eating place," is about to get a little taste of Hawaii, as Kona Poké announced plans to move to Orange County's second-largest city this summer. It's the third planned location for the Seminole County-based sushi-in-a-bowl chain. Poké,...

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Chick-fil-A plans to sell bottled sauces, but only in Florida

Posted By on Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 11:47 AM

As the prolific rapper Gucci Mane once said, “If a man does not have sauce, then he is lost. But the same man can get lost in the sauce.” This tidbit couldn’t be more relevant now that Chick-fil-A is bottling their sauce. Starting in April, you’ll be able to...

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