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Friday, November 17, 2017

Hourglass Brewing, Peppino's Organic Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria coming to the Hourglass District

Posted By on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 2:16 PM

When we first broke the news this May about the newly minted Hourglass District and its associated food ventures, the real estate professionals behind the project — Giovanni Fernandez and Elise Sabatino — talked of grand plans for the Curry Ford Road/Bumby Avenue corridor. Well, looks like those grand plans...

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Tom and Dan celebrate annual Bad at Business Beerfest in Sanford this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Central Florida’s most successful podcast duo, Tom Vann and Daniel Dennis, are able to make a living off of their “A Mediocre Time With Tom & Dan” show – along with their censored version, “A Corporate Time With …” on WTKS 104.1-FM – a feat they couldn’t accomplish without...

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Orlando Brewing releases this year's batch of Chocolate Mint Girl Stout with an all-day party

Posted By on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 3:05 PM

Orlando Brewing’s annual tapping of their batch of Chocolate Mint Girl Stout is always a party. It was the first beer in their Babes Brew Series, a selection of beers crafted entirely by female employees of the brewery, and it tastes like a liquid version of the cookies your neighbor’s...

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Metro Diner is opening a new location near UCF

Posted By on Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 12:28 PM

A comfort food favorite is coming to University of Central Florida. As first reported by the Orlando Sentinel, Metro Diner will open a new location on December 12, at 11650 University Boulevard near UCF. The diner chain first launched in Jacksonville and has expanded to ten states, with Central Florida locations...

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Norman Van Aken has a new restaurant in Miami and it's definitely worth the drive

Posted By on Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 10:32 AM

We here in Central Florida have been lucky enough to have not one, but two restaurants run by James Beard Award-winning chef Norman Van Aken— NORMAN'S at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes and 1921 in Mount Dora. Van Aken, whose namesake restaurant in Coral Gables was a perennial contender for James...

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Friday, November 10, 2017

The Glass Knife opens today in Winter Park

Posted By on Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 12:47 PM

Get in line, sweet-tooths. The Glass Knife opens today in Winter Park. With its upscale stylings and modern decor, this pastry-palace's love for baked delicacies is written on the walls, not to mention the floor - those are custom made, studded stars you're looking at. Coconut Cream cakes, artisanal banana...

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Sample the best in local food and drink at Winter Park's high-rollin' Cows 'N Cabs

Posted By on Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 9:30 AM

The annual Cows ’N Cabs dining and drinking event in Winter Park’s Central Park benefits the Elevate Orlando and After-School All-Stars programs, but what you really care about is the food. With cooking demos and bites from the likes of 4 Rivers’ John Rivers, Tapa Toro’s Wendy Lopez and Soco’s...

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It's the last weekend to visit the medieval taverns of the Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire

Posted By on Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 8:30 AM

This is the second and final weekend of Tavares’ annual renaissance fair, which means it’s your last chance to check out their three themed “pubs” scattered around the site. Get sloshed with monks, pirates or royalty on beer, wine, mead or cider. It’s just the fuel you need to convince...

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Peppy Bistro in College Park closes

Posted By on Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 2:23 PM

The Peppy Bistro, which replaced longstanding College Park Mexican restaurant Paxia three years ago, has closed. Owner Gerald Peppy said he opened the restaurant "with great expectations and promise" but added "unfortunately, the market here was not what I was expecting." Further, the passing of his father this summer took...

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Orlando Beer Festival is the ultimate day in the park for beer lovers

Posted By on Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 10:28 AM

One day, four hours, and more than 150 of Central Florida’s finest brews. But leave the funnel at home, folks – the Orlando Beer Festival is all about the flavors. Featuring unique and seasonal concoctions from more than 40 premium breweries, including Guinness, Sea Dog Brewing, Crooked Can, Black...

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