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September Bungalower Bundle: Deals at Restaurant K, CityFish, Lucky Lure and Retromended Vintage

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We're really thrilled to announce our September Bungalower Bundle full of great deals, offers and gift certificates. This month includes over $40 to some of the great places we've written about on Bungalower for just $9.95 (plus 100% of your membership goes to support Bungalower). 

Plus we're always working on surprises for our members each month.

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September Bungalower Bundle

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$10 Gift Certificate to Restaurant K

From wine tastings in the garden to special menu items and monthly brunch days, K Restaurant has endless ideas of how to entertain you and your palette.
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Free Can of Beer at Lucky Lure

Who says good beer can't come out of a can? Lucky Lure provides a great outdoor (but shaded and cooled) environment to enjoy a can (or cans) of beer with friends.
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Free Sip and Slurp Oyster Flight at City Fish

Your Sip and Slurp Oyster flight includes three Gulf oysters paired with a taste of three complementary cocktails. Be the first to try out the newest menu item a City Fish.
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Free Scarf or Tie at Retromended Vintage or $10 off Your Purchase

Retromended Vintage is our go to vintage store in Ivanhoe Village. You can find all sorts men's and women's clothing and accessories at great prices.

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Six Month Subscription to Orlando Magazine

As a Bungalower Member we’ll give you a six-month free subscription to Orlando Magazine. Orlando Magazine covers arts, dining, travel, entertainment, style, people and trends in Orlando.

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Our average Bungalower Bundle has over $25 in savings!

Get yours for just $9.95/month.

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More details on what's included in this months Bungalower Bundle:

$10 Gift Certificate to K RestaurantCollege Park — From wine tastings in the garden to special menu items and monthly brunch days, K Restaurant has endless ideas of how to entertain you and your palette. K Restaurant is our choice for where to go for a special celebration dinner but it’s also a great place for just an enjoyable dinner. The menu changes often depending on the season but we can recommend that you start out your meal with the cheese plate and a glass (or bottle) of wine.

Free Can of Beer at Lucky LureIvanhoe Village — Who says good beer can't come out of a can? Lucky Lure provides a great outdoor (but shaded and cooled) environment to enjoy a can (or cans) of beer with friends. Lucky Lure has one of the best selections of canned beer in the downtown area. Everything from craft beers from Florida to PBR, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Free Sip and Slurp Oyster FlightThornton Park District— Your Sip and Slurp Oyster flight includes three Gulf oysters paired with a 2 oz tasting of Goose Island IPA, Chilled Bombay Gin Martini with a twist of lemon, and our House-Infused Pepper Bloody Mary. Be the first to try out the newest (and coolest) menu item at CityFish.

Free Scarf, Tie or $10 off your order at Retromended VintageIvanhoe Village — Retromended Vintage is our go to vintage store in Ivanhoe Village. You can find all sorts men's and women's clothing and accessories at great prices. Head on over and grab yourself a tie or scarf or if you find something else you like you can take $10 off your order.

Support Bungalower and Save

Our average Bungalower Bundle has over $25 in savings!

Join by August 31 to get the September Bungalower Bundle.

Get yours for just $9.95/month.

Join Today! Learn More

Event Picks: Shakes Open House, MasterChef workshop, SEC pub crawl and more

Here’s a look at some of the top events taking place this weekend. Visit the complete events calendar by clicking on “Events” in our main menu.

Friday, August 22

The History Boys by Alan Bennett

August 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Mad Cow Theatre
54 West Church Street
The History Boys plays Thursdays – Sundays, Aug 8 – Sept 7, 2014 in The Harriett Theatre. Alan Bennett’s brilliantly witty, perceptive tale is of an unruly handful of senior schoolboys, preparing for coveted places at either Oxford or Cambridge under the tutelage of their somewhat “old-school” history teacher. An unusual approach to their studies is questioned when a new young history teacher joins the staff with strong views of his own…. Find out more »

Saturday, August 23

Orlando Shakes’ Annual Open House

August 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Orlando Shakes
812 East Rollins Street
Join us for a free Open House on Saturday, August 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Festivities include: – A backstage tour of the Lowndes Shakespeare Center! – A peek behind the curtain at an open rehearsal for ‘Les Mis’! – Raffle for tickets and other prizes from local arts organizations! – Crafts and coloring for the little ones! – Character meet & greet photo ops!  Find out more »

Spring Roll Workshop w/ MasterChef Top15 Contestant Francis B

August 23 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
East End Market
3201 Corrine Dr.
Francis Biondi and East End Market present: Spring Roll Workshop with MasterChef Season 5 Top 15 Contestant Francis B and learn 4 different fillings highlighting some Southeast Asian delicacies. We’ll be leaning Filipino lumpia, Vietnamese summer rolls and a dessert spring roll. For you 21+ peeps: BYOB! Spring rolls pair well with many alcoholic beverages. We are using all locally sourced ingredients. Learn cooking… Find out more »

SEC Get Down in O-Town

August 23 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Downtown Orlando
201 S. Orange Ave.
Let’s kickoff the 2014 SEC football season the right way! Please join us for this amazing event that brings together all 14 SEC schools for a night of friendly rivalry and fun! Find out more »
Visit the complete events calendar by clicking on “Events” in our main menu.

Event Pick: Surreal – Stories That Make You Go “Huh?”

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Tomorrow night the Orlando Story club is hosting Surreal – Stories That Make You Go “Huh?” at the Orlando Museum of Art.

At the event anyone who wishes to tell a story may put their name in a hat. Ten names will be randomly chosen as well as three judges selected from the audience. Between stories, magician/emcee Travis Winkler will entertain and astound everyone with his skill and humor. Prizes will be awarded for the best stories. Continue Reading →

Spice Burgr opening in Chase Plaza downtown

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Spice Burgr is opening in Chase Plaza downtown.

The burger joint will be opening in the former Meltz spot next to where Horsepower Bar and Grill was.

We don’t know much about the restaurant other than they will serve burgers, hotdogs and shakes.

That’s all based from their twitter feed.

The folks inside the restaurant couldn’t tell us anything about the new restaurant.

Also based on their Twitter feed it doesn’t look like they will be planning many changes to the interior of the space.

Once we have more info, we’ll be sure to share.

Chicago’s Stuffed Pizza opens in Church Street District

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Chicago’s Stuffed Pizza (Website | Facebook) is the latest restaurant to open in the Church Street District in Downtown Orlando.

The new pizza place is located at 116 W Church Street in the former Eternal Tap space [GMap].

They are open this week for lunch but will be open starting next week for lunch and dinner.

As we mentioned before, Chicago’s Stuffed Pizza will offer delivery and takeout as well.

They don’t have their liquor license yet, but tell Bungalower they hope to be able to serve alcohol soon.

In addition to stuffed pizza, their menu includes pastas, sandwiches, salads and thin crust pizzas.

The space they are in doesn’t have great visibility from Church street. To enter you can go around Hamburger Mary’s and enter across from the SunRail station or you can enter through the Bubmy Arcade entrance to the right of Church Street Tavern.

They have space downstairs that can be rented out for meetings or events.

There are three other Chicago’s Stuffed Pizza locations, all in Florida.

Chicago’s Stuffed Pizza in Downtown Orlando is open Thursday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m and Sunday to Wednesday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Here’s a look inside Chicago’s Stuffed Pizza: Continue Reading →

Mamak Asian Street Food to open in Mills 50

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Mamak Asian Street Food is coming to the Mills 50 district.

The new restaurant will be located at 1231 E Colonial Drive [GMap].

Mamak management team member Alex Lo tells Bungalower that they will serve a mix of traditional cuisines from Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Indonesia with a twist.

“We’re trying to mix a little bit of everything,” Lo said.

The menu, he says, will be mostly tapas style so you can come in and try three to four items for what you would normally pay for just one entrée.

Mamak Asian Street Food is expected to open in September.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified Alex Lo as the owner of Mamak. Lo’s family owns the business, he is part of the management team.

Event Pick: The Independent Drinker

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SPONSORED: It’s the campaign season but that doesn’t mean campaign events have to be boring. Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Adrian Wyllie is hosting a “good ol’ fashioned meet and greet” in Orlando this weekend.

Wyllie will be there to talk about his platform, answer your questions, and address your concerns candidly in an informal, grassroots gathering.

There are two events this Saturday:

  • Cask & Larder in Winter Park from 5:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m.
  • Red Light Red Light in the Audubon Park Garden District from 9:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m.

You can visit their website for more information.

Paid political advertisiment paid for by Mike Van Den Abbeel, independently of any candidate or the Libertarian party.

Hyatt Place Hotel planned for Downtown Orlando

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Developers are proposing a new Hyatt Place Hotel in Downtown Orlando.

The hotel would be located at 225 S Garland Ave at South St [GMap].

This puts the hotel on the Church Street Station complex that houses restaurants and bars, the exchange building that is becoming a tech hub and the Church Street ballroom and Orchid Garden.

The 13-story hotel would include 205 rooms, 4,312 square feet of meting space and a 461 space integrated parking garage.

According to documents filed with the City, the applicant is negotiating with the Florida Department of Transportation on relocating the southbound SunRail station to the hotel site. The current southbound SunRail station sits just south of the property even through the northbound station is on the other side of the tracks from where the hotel will be.

Hyatt Place hotels is Hyatt’s brand catering to business travelers. The brand was created when Hyatt purchased AmeriSuites in 2004. It’s comparable to a Courtyard by Marriott or a Hilton Garden Inn.

There is also a Courtyard by Marriott under construction on Orange and Colonial and another hotel planned as part of the Magic’s Sports and Entertainment District.

Here’s a look at the renderings, floor plans the site for the Hyatt Place Hotel in Downtown Orlando: Continue Reading →

Horsepower Bar and Grill in Chase Plaza closes

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Horsepower Bar and Grill (Website | Facebook) opened just eight months ago, but now they are closed.

The bar/grill was located in the Chase Plaza in Downtown Orlando [GMap].

Owner Michael Lassahn told Bungalower they are working on a new location and would share once they have a lease signed.

Here’s our story we wrote back in December on their opening which share a little more about the place.

New renderings of Lexington Court apartments being built downtown

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We’ve told you about the 109-unit Lexington Court apartments being built downtown, and now we have updated renderings.

The new five-story building will be located at 315 W Concord St (btwn Lexington Ave and Hughey Ave) [GMap].

The developers are going back and forth with the City on the color scheme of the building.

In the latest round the City staff is recommending to the Appearance Review Board that:

First, there are still too many colors and too many horizontal conflicts that disrupt the vertical lines, rhythm and organization of the building facades; too many accent colors that have the same effects too. The use of darker colors at the bottom and top of the architectural bays diminishes the verticality of those bays. The orange accent color has the same effect in some in- stances. There are also too many different architectural bay color and accent schemes that also make focusing on the strong vertical lines of the architectural design difficult as well.

The staff provided an updated color scheme recommendation that you can see below.

Ground work has already begun on the site for the project that can be seen from I-4.

Here’s a look at the latest renderings and color schemes for the Lexington Court apartments.

What do you think of the color scheme?

Continue Reading →