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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Wawa continues its takeover of Florida with 200th-store celebration

Posted By on Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 8:11 PM

Wawa, the ubiquitous combination of gas station and fast-food joint, has just reached a new milestone in its Sunshine State saturation. The company announced its 200th Florida store opening on Wednesday, in Naples, hometown of U.S. Sen. Rick Scott. Originally from Philadelphia, the Wawa brand made its Central Florida debut...

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Organic food supermarket Earth Fare wants to open 15 more locations in Florida

Posted By on Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 3:43 PM

For over four decades, Earth Fare has provided authentic specialty organic and natural foods to shoppers. Over the years, the chain has expanded to 55 locations throughout 10 states including Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas and Indiana. Now, according to the Tampa Bay Business Journal, the chain believes it has...

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Central Florida Veg Fest returns to Orlando with plant-powered food and fun

Posted By on Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 11:24 AM

Returning for its 14th year, Central Florida Veg Fest will bring plant-powered fun to the (almond) Milk District on Saturday, Oct. 26. And yes, there will be lots of food. Now the largest vegetarian festival in the southern U.S., VegFest is themed around health and wellness, vegan cuisine, the environment, animal...

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

YH Seafood Club will bring dim sum and live seafood to Orlando’s Restaurant Row

Posted By on Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 7:01 PM

Yummy House, the iconic restaurant chain out of Tampa specializing in Hong Kong and Cantonese-style fare, is bringing a new concept to Dr. Phillips. YH Seafood Club will move into the old O'Charley's space in the Phillips Crossing Plaza and offer live seafood, Hong Kong-style dim sum and modern...

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Orlando Beer Festival T-shirts to receive the Swan City treatment

Posted By on Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 4:06 PM

You already know all about one of Orlando Weekly's most popular events, Orlando Beer Fest, which takes over Festival Park (and our pages) for a crafty good time each fall. But this year, we've upped our already-great swag game with limited edition OBF T-shirts designed by Swan City, whose...

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Winter Park's Jillycakes moving to Icon Park food hall on International Drive

Posted By on Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 2:15 PM

If your Trader Joe's shopping excursion included a cupcake stop at Jillycakes just a few doors down, then I've got some good news for you. Your sugar intake is about to dramatically decrease! That's because the noted cupcakerie will move out of Winter Park's Lakeside Shopping Center and into...

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Friday, October 11, 2019

New brewery and restaurant to take over former Panera location at Lake Eola Park

Posted By on Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 2:52 PM

Great news for beer lovers and fans of the Thornton Park neighborhood: DeLand's popular Persimmon Hollow Brewing Company just announced they will take over the ground floor restaurant space of the Eo Inn. Persimmon Hollow will turn what used to be a Panera into a brewery and restaurant with 1,100 square...

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Get fueled up for Come Out With Pride at Big Gay Brunch

Posted By on Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 12:45 PM

There’s no better way to demonstrate love, unity and equality than with [checks notes] brunch and a parade, right? So before Orlando’s fabulous, annual Come Out With Pride parade, come eat, drink and make merry with Orlando Weekly at our big ol’ gay brunch. Big Gay Brunch benefits Pride Gives...

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Sushi & Seoul on the Roll food truck to take over Sanford's Celery City Craft beer bar kitchen

Posted By on Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 11:52 AM

Sushi & Seoul on the Roll, which bills itself as Florida's only sushi food truck, has come to an agreement with Sanford craft-beer bar Celery City Craft, to manage their menu and kitchen. The truck can frequently be seen slinging sushi to late-night crowds in front of Will's Pub in the Mills...

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Mills 50 Japanese pub Tori Tori finally announces grand opening

Posted By on Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 10:55 AM

Finally, after a year-long delay in opening and a weeks-long "soft opening" with a developing menu, Mills 50 Japanese pub Tori Tori is hosting a grand opening on Wednesday, Oct. 16. The event will feature sake and cocktail discounts and a DJ, with limited free "bar bites" served at...

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