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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Oviedo Brewing has created the only NFT that's actually worth something

Posted By on Tue, Jan 18, 2022 at 10:21 AM

It's pretty much a given that any new technological innovation under this iteration of the web is just a new way to break labor laws. NFTs switched the game up by being a new way to launder money. One Orlando brewery is taking that a step further and creating...

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Mills 50's Bites & Bubbles lands in OpenTable's Top 100 US restaurants for 2021

Posted By on Wed, Jan 12, 2022 at 3:26 PM

Three Orlando-area restaurants made the user-generated list of OpenTable's best American eateries, including one recently relocated Mills 50 restaurant. The reservation platform analyzed reviews from its diners to pick the 100 best reviewed restaurants in the nation, spitting out one non-theme park, non-Darden spot in the city: Bites &...

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Friday, January 7, 2022

Top Chef winner Hung Huynh won't be in the kitchen when Ava MediterrAegean opens in Winter Park

Posted By on Fri, Jan 7, 2022 at 5:01 PM

Ava MediterrAegean, the Winter Park restaurant moving into the old Luma on Park space, won't have Top Chef Season 3 winner Hung Huynh manning the kitchen when it opens next month. Huynh didn't give a reason for leaving only to say that he is no longer involved with the...

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Wekiva Island celebrates craft beer, critters at Otter Fest

Posted By on Fri, Jan 7, 2022 at 3:18 PM

Wekiva Island is offering you the chance to get out in nature and get a little toasty with their craft beer-focused Otter Fest. The fourth annual celebration of craft brews will offer drinks from 16 different breweries at "Central Florida's watering hole." The 21-and-up event runs from 1 to...

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Bubbalou's BBQ closes their Apopka location

Posted By on Fri, Jan 7, 2022 at 12:07 PM

Bubbalou's has closed yet another of their barbecue restaurants. The Central Florida chain closed their original Winter Park location late last year and now their Apopka outpost has suffered a similar fate. "We are very sad to announce that we have closed our Apopka location. For almost the past...

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Monster Food Truck Jam to crunch attendees' hunger in Oviedo this weekend

Posted By on Wed, Jan 5, 2022 at 11:15 AM

This Saturday (day day day) strap your stomachs in because there's a Monster Jam on a collision course with Oviedo … but the only vehicles revving their engines that day will be some of Central Florida's tastiest food trucks. This weekend's Oviedo Food Truck Monster Jam, a benefit for...

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Iconic Los Angeles hamburger chain Fatburger to open Orlando locations

Posted By on Tue, Jan 4, 2022 at 11:37 AM

Even if you aren't familiar with Los Angeles, you've probably heard of Fatburger. The L.A.-born burger stand turned West Coast chain has popped up in the lyrics of California titans like Ice Cube and East Coast luminaries like the Beastie Boys and Notorious B.I.G. After 70 years, the chain...

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Monday, December 20, 2021

Key West standby Sloppy Joe's opens in Orlando's Icon Park

Posted By on Mon, Dec 20, 2021 at 5:05 PM

Who's ready to get sloppy? Stalwart Key West eatery Sloppy Joe's has established a northward outpost in Orlando's Icon Park, and on Monday opened the doors to their new location in the shadow of the Wheel. A Key West institution since 1933, and almost as emblematic of the island...

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Downtown Orlando bars sue federal government over SBA grant disbursement

Posted By on Mon, Dec 20, 2021 at 1:34 PM

Several downtown Orlando bars are involved in a federal lawsuit against the Small Business Administration and its administrators. The Stagger Inn, Harry Buffalo and Other Bar joined in a complaint filed on behalf of a host of bars across Florida and Ohio, arguing that they never received Restaurant Revitalization...

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TikTok gets in on Orlando's ghost kitchen game

Posted By on Mon, Dec 20, 2021 at 12:12 PM

"TikTok ghost kitchen." It sounds like a phrase found in the wreckage of two cars on their way to different marketing meetings. It's the sort of phrase that will lodge into your brain and eventually give you an aneurysm. It's the reverse (or maybe just the financialized) "cellar door."...

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