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Thursday, June 22, 2017

One of the nation's top restaurants is coming to Longwood

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 5:05 PM

If you place any credence in the oft-benighted opinions of unqualified users on crowd-sourced sites, Longwood is about to get one of the finest eateries in all the land. To be fair, Tampa's AJ's Press has dazzled many journos and food scribes as well with their pressed sandwiches, so it's...

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Duck Donuts opens in Kissimmee July 1, but you can get their donuts now

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Although their grand opening isn't until July 1, the brand-new Kissimmee location of North Carolina-based Duck Donuts is in soft-open mode. The store is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day until they're "up and running at full speed," after which they'll be open longer hours. In the meantime, fans...

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Pizza Bruno celebrates the one-year mark with beer, coffee and clam pie

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 1:15 PM

Pizza Bruno has stacked up the accolades (from us and basically everyone else) since it opened for business, and the team is marking their one-year anniversary in style with a blowout party this Saturday. From 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 24, pay $10 for admission to the celebration...

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sanford aims to be Florida's top craft beer destination

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 3:39 PM

Sanford wants to become a hub for craft beer connoisseurs. With two microbreweries already open and several new ones on the way, the city aims to become the next big craft brewery spot, emulating Asheville, North Carolina. Sanford Economic Director Bob Turk, Sanford Brewing owner Allan Jackson and others...

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First look at chef Tim Keating's revamp of the Urbain 40 menu

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 12:34 PM

The art deco, Jazz Age, speakeasy feel is still in full swing – literally – at Urbain 40 with former Flying Fish Cafe chef Tim Keating coming over to helm the kitchen. The former trés Français brasserie is now a bastion of upscale global cuisine, and its new menu includes...

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Will's Pub classes up for a night of cocktails and burlesque cabaret

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 8:00 AM

The first event in an envisioned series, this night brings together some of the top burlesque talent in the state along with a special themed cocktail menu from the bar staff at Will’s Pub and Lil Indies. Throw in live music by one-man party machine Eugene Snowden “doing his boom...

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GB's Bottle Shop rekindles deep-seated grudges with a Nintendo 64 'Goldeneye' tournament

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 7:00 AM

GB’s Bottle Shop throws it way back with a working Nintendo 64 and a Goldeneye cartridge. Snipe your competitors while drinking a special pilsner brewed for the event by Red Cypress Brewing. Players receive $3 off per pint, so we expect the final few rounds to have that authentic drunken...

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Dreaded Billy the Swan returns in cocktail form at History in a Glass

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Fun fact: Swans are not native to Florida. Those white- and black-feathered mascots entertaining passers-by at Lake Eola are all descended from swans imported to the area over the years, a tradition started by Charles Lord in 1910 when he paid for two pairs of swans to be shipped from...

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Monday, June 19, 2017

New Hubbly Bubbly location opens today in downtown Orlando

Posted By on Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 12:49 PM

The new downtown Orlando Hubbly Bubbly Falafel Shop is celebrating its grand opening today, June 19. After a soft opening over the weekend, downtown's new location, at 131 N. Orange Ave, is finally officially open. In 2013, Hubbly Bubbly opened its first location in College Park, and now they've expanded to...

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Kungaloosh, Hoopla, Funmeister, and other Pleasure Island drinks return to Disney Springs

Posted By on Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 10:27 AM

Few things Disney World have had the continued cult-like following of the Adventurer’s Club. With its numerous inside jokes and varied drink menu, this comedy club at Pleasure Island was a favorite spot for many locals. One of the main draws, well beyond the nightly show, was the famed Kungaloosh...

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