Popeyes who? 21 other places to grab a tasty fried chicken sandwich in Orlando

What’s better than fried chicken?A piece of crispy, hot, fried chicken sandwiched between fluffy and buttered bread! No matter your preferred level…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Chicken Fire 
    2425 E. Colonial Drive
    Established in 2019 as a then food truck and pop-up shop, Chicken Fire has quickly taken over Orlando’s foodie scene by storm. Their Nashville-style, soulful hot chicken can be enjoyed in five different heat levels. 
    
    Photo via Chicken Fire/Facebook
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20 places in Orlando to get amazing Cuban sandwiches

Orlando might not be the home of Cuban sandwiches, but they've made their way up I-4. You don't have to be from…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Havana Bistro Cafe & Restaurant 
    7975 S. Orange Blossom Trail
    Havana’s has both a café and restaurant, with two separate menus. Guests can find their Cuban sandwich on the café side, for less than $6. 
    
    Photo via Havana’s Bistro Cafe  Restaurant/Facebook
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An Omaze sweepstakes winner turned down this $1.6 million Lake Mary 'dream home,' so it's hitting the market

What's the equivalent of checking a gift horse's teeth when the horse is a mansion? The winner of a recent contest by…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

An Omaze sweepstakes winner turned down this $1.6 million Lake Mary 'dream home,' so it's hitting the market
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15 best beachfront AirBnBs near Orlando for less than $200 a night

As Florida re-opens for summer, people are looking to find a balance between a great summer vacation, while still being mindful of…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Beachfront condo on Sunset Beach 
    Treasure Island
    A newly renovated one-bedroom, one-bath condo decorated with a modern beachy vibe, directly on the beach? The perfect vacation spot. Located in beautiful Treasure Island, the condo is close to different restaurants, but also features a full kitchen. Guests must be 25 or older to book, and the rental has a $170/night rate — worth it to enjoy those West Coast sunsets from the balcony. 
    
    Photo via Beachfront condo on Sunset Beach/Airbnb
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20 wild and wonderful bits of folk art to see at Safety Harbor’s Whimzeyland home

Artists Todd Ramquist and Kiaralinda don't open their home to the public every day. But when they do, it's something to see.…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Jimmy Lee Sudduth folk art
    Sudduth's work is featured at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, but you can see some right here at Whimzeyland. He's famous for fingerpainting with mud.
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This Daytona Beach mid-century home connected to 'The Simpsons' is now on sale

The childhood home of Oingo Boingo member and composer Richard Gibbs is now for sale in Daytona Beach. The former keyboardist for…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

This Daytona Beach mid-century home connected to 'The Simpsons' is now on sale
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25 women and non-binary tattoo artists in Orlando who can give you some new ink

There are plenty of tattoo shops in Orlando filled with talented artists who can do it all. Whether you want neo-traditional, illustrative,…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Roadkillroxanne 
    Homesick Tattoo Studio & Gallery
    3050 Alafaya Trail, Oviedo, 407-542-3412
    Her work is self-described as “kinda traditional tattoos” that are filled with color and flair. Check out her work at the Homesick Tattoo Studio. 
    
    Photo via roadkillroxanne/Facebook
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22 farms where you can pick your own fruit near Orlando

With things slowly moving towards a semblance of pre-pandemic normalcy, we are all craving to get out in the sunshine. Spring is…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Beck Brothers’ Blueberries 
    12500 Overstreet Road, Windermere
    Though closed until April this year, Beck’s is a popular U-Pick choice. You can pick up plenty of sweet berries, as well as some local honey while you’re there.
    
    Photo via Beck Brothers’ Blueberries/Facebook
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30 beautiful beaches within driving distance of Orlando

It's finally getting warmer, which means it’s time to find a spot 10 feet from the ocean where you can try to…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

New Smyrna Beach 
    1 hour away
    New Smyrna is known for its surfing and 17-mile white beaches, but if you happen to bring any four-legged friends, there’s a dog beach not too far. 
    
    Photo via David S. Ferry |||/Flickr
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A stunning Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian-style house is for sale in Clearwater — cash only

A home designed by one of Frank Lloyd Wright's protégés is now on the market in Clearwater. Located at 1622 Sunnybrook Lane, this…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

A stunning Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian-style house is for sale in Clearwater — cash only
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Reggae royalty the Wailers featuring Julian Marley headlined the Frontyard Festival in Downtown Orlando

On Friday, Feb. 19, reggae scions and survivors the Wailers featuring Julian Marley took center stage at the Dr. Phillips Center's Frontyard…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Reggae royalty the Wailers featuring Julian Marley headlined the Frontyard Festival in Downtown Orlando
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30 things to do in Orlando on Valentine's Day -- or Galentines Day -- 2021

Whether you're looking for a romantic date idea or the most fun girls' night out, here are 30 suggestions for V-Day happenings…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Ginger Minj’s “Gal”-entine’s Day Show 
    Hamburger Mary, 110 W. Church St.
    Enjoy the hilarious Ginger Minj with your friends on Feb. 14 with some dinner and a show. Make sure to reserve a spot beforehand! 
    
    Photo via Ginger Minj/Facebook
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A stunning ode to Orlando's Orange Blossom Trail through photos

Orange Blossom Trail, aka U.S. Route 441, running 400 miles from Georgia to Miami and running the gamut of rural to suburban,…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

A stunning ode to Orlando's Orange Blossom Trail through photos
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This real-life Mickey Dream House would look right at home on Main Street U.S.A.

Tucked away in a quiet nook of Brevard County's Palm Bay — though it wouldn't look out of place on Main Street…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Photo courtesy Zillow
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All the world — or at least Loch Haven Park — is a stage for the Orlando Fringe Winter Mini-Fest

Live Active Cultures' Seth Kubersky took in the opening night of the all-new, all-different, socially distanced Winter Fringe Mini-Fest — including Unhappy…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

All the world — or at least Loch Haven Park — is a stage for the Orlando Fringe Winter Mini-Fest
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Gatorland’s Holiday Ho Ho Ho-Down is a suitably swampy and Floridian seasonal extravaganza

Local theme park Gatorland is putting a uniquely Floridian — and scaly — spin on the season with their new Holiday Ho…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Gatorland’s Holiday Ho Ho Ho-Down is a suitably swampy and Floridian seasonal extravaganza
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These charming '70s and '80s photos show Disney World in a simpler time

The true power of Disney is nostalgia — some of it manufactured by Imagineers, sure, but some of it absolutely genuine. Pretty…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

At the River Country water park at Walt Disney World, 1977
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Shop local, shop small with 55 dazzling gift options made by laid-off Disney cast members

It's hard to believe Orlando's Disney cast members could impress us any more than they already do, as the create magic effortlessly…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Sammie Sweet Treats  Since being let go from her merchandising department role at Magic Kingdom, Samantha Martin now bakes delicious treats and takes orders through her Facebook page.
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The Florida Cannabis Festival made things real mellow in Mount Dora last weekend

The Florida Cannabis Festival 2020 went down at Renninger's in Mount Dora over the weekend. Here are all of the people, products…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

The Florida Cannabis Festival made things real mellow in Mount Dora last weekend
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20 Central Florida pumpkin patches and corn mazes where you can celebrate the season

Fall is more a state of mind than a season around here, but just because there's no frost in the air that…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Uncle Donald’s Farm  
    2713 Griffin Avenue, Lady Lake, 352-753-2882
     The pumpkin patch and hay maze will be open in October. The Fall Fun Nights will be held every Monday night in October from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.. The cost of admission is $10.
    
    Photo via  Adobe Images
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50 Florida-centric Halloween thrills at Gatorland's Gators, Ghosts and Goblins event

Gatorland, the “Alligator Capital of the World™,” holds its Second Annual Gators, Ghosts and Goblins Spooky Fun for Everyone event on Oct.…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

50 Florida-centric Halloween thrills at Gatorland's Gators, Ghosts and Goblins event
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This massive lakeside Mt. Dora mansion dwarfs every home around it

The massive lakefront Mt. Dora mansion recently hit the market, and it dwarfs all other homes around it. Filled with opulent decor,…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

This massive lakeside Mt. Dora mansion dwarfs every home around it
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Every item from Walt Disney World up for sale at this weekend's enormous Disneyland auction

This weekend brings the next big Disney memorabilia auction, on Aug. 15 and 16, when Van Eaton Galleries hosts "Disneyland: The First…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Every item from Walt Disney World up for sale at this weekend's enormous Disneyland auction
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New dogs and cats in Orlando are available for adoption right now

Check out all the new dogs and cats available for adoption right now, at the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. All are…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

New dogs and cats in Orlando are available for adoption right now
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A walk through the 2020 Taste of Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

This year's Taste of Epcot International Food & Wine Festival was never going to be like other years, but Walt Disney World…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

A walk through the 2020 Taste of Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
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Photos from Friday night's Juneteenth block party

"Juneteenth is the culmination and celebration of Black Girl Magic, Black Boy Joy, Black Excellence and the Black experience," says photographer Geraldine…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Photos from Friday night's Juneteenth block party
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Photos of Universal Orlando thirty years ago, on top on what they look like today

It's a weird time to mark the 30th birthday of Universal Orlando Resort. The park just reopened after months of a pandemic…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Photos of Universal Orlando thirty years ago, on top on what they look like today
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Photos from reopening day at Universal Studios Orlando

Universal Studios Florida in Orlando has finally reopened, following the coronavirus closures of Orlando theme parks in mid-March. Orlando Weekly tourism reporter…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Photos from reopening day at Universal Studios Orlando
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Opening days at Disney Springs and Universal CityWalk Orlando

Check out opening day on May 14 at Universal CityWalk Orlando, and May 20 at Disney Springs, featuring smaller crowds and lots…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Opening days at Disney Springs and Universal CityWalk Orlando
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31 Central Florida authors to catch up with while at home

This damn pandemic is also an opportune time to kick back and catch up on our favorite reading material, especially books written…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

31 Central Florida authors to catch up with while at home
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