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Friday, April 10, 2020

Remember huddling with strangers outside a Jeremiah's Italian Ice? At least they're still serving takeout and delivery

Posted By on Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 2:31 PM

Local thermometers will be up and down all weekend, with Easter Sunday temps expected to rise again, as high as the 90s. That's why it's extra cool that Jeremiah's Italian Ice is still delivering frozen treats. In the Before Times, you could schlep a yard full of kids out to an...

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Florida food safety experts answer your most paranoid grocery-disinfecting questions

Posted By on Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 7:59 PM

If you're anything like us, your first attempt to get groceries delivered without touching, well, anything was a comedy of errors: Disinfect the screen door handle that the delivery guy touched! Pick up the bags with a Lysol wipe! Do we need to wipe off all the packages? Do...

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Sunday, April 5, 2020

It took a global pandemic, but Publix will finally offer Apple Pay at stores

Posted By on Sun, Apr 5, 2020 at 2:30 PM

In an effort to keep fingers off keypads during the coronavirus outbreak, Publix announced Friday that they’re finally accepting Apple Pay and other forms of mobile payment. In a statement released April 2, the Lakeland-based grocer said it will roll out contactless payments including Apple, Google and Samsung options...

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Better Than Sex offers takeout desserts good enough to munch in the buff

Posted By on Sun, Mar 29, 2020 at 3:48 PM

Better Than Sex, the adults-only Ivanhoe Row dessert restaurant, has given Orlando romantics a cozy place to top off a special evening since 2016. Now, as restaurants across Central Florida switch to takeout and delivery orders only, BTS can't rely upon their signature tinted lighting and photo-covered walls. They still do,...

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Trader Joe's Confidential: A Texan employee worries the company isn't taking coronavirus safety seriously

Posted By on Sat, Mar 28, 2020 at 11:09 AM

Editor’s Note: As the coronavirus pandemic escalated into a national crisis, grocery stores have become unexpectedly risky places to work. A Texan Trader Joe’s employee, who requested anonymity for fear of retaliation, reached out to our sister paper in San Antonio to offer perspective on what it's like to...

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Friday, March 27, 2020

A virtual farmers market, dinner and a show at home, a free cookbook, and more restaurants where you can score TP in Orlando

Posted By on Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 10:35 PM

Dexter's New Standard isn't just one of the best new restaurants to open in the  city, but it also happens to be one of the most intimate concert venues as well. While the coronavirus outbreak continues to keep restaurants shuttered, the New Standard will stream live music every night...

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Watch how Orlando restaurants offer clean, 'touch-free' takeout and delivery services

Posted By on Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 5:20 PM

We're seeing lots email and social media messages from Orlando area restaurants promoting their upgraded deep-cleaning practices and touch-free routines, all to demonstrate the safety of takeout and delivery orders. It's easy for some online commenters to glibly ask, "Weren't they cleaning their kitchens before this?" – but we...

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Krispy Kreme is giving away dozens of donuts to healthcare workers on Mondays

Posted By on Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 7:03 PM

Krispy Kreme, the chain of donut shops so popular that some drive-thru lines wrap around the block, is giving away thousands of free donuts to all healthcare workers. The giveaway starts Monday, March 30, which is National Doctors’ Day, and continues every Monday through May 11, which is during National Nurses Week....

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Orlando Weekly launches searchable list of local restaurants offering takeout, delivery and curbside pickup

Posted By on Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 5:57 PM

Orlando, we may be shut inside our homes for the time being, but that doesn't mean we can't eat well. Thanks to the statewide shutdowns ordered due to the coronavirus pandemic, local restaurants have been forced to close their dining rooms, but most have pivoted to a takeout and...

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