Learn all about the top headlines, new restaurants, and best-bet events to attend this weekend with Bungalower and the Bus. Hosted each week by Jon Busdeker and Brendan O’Connor. This week’s episode was recorded at Magnolia on ... Magnolia Avenue...
Here is a look at some of the best events taking place this weekend. Remember, you can always visit the complete events calendar by clicking on “EVENTS” in our main menu. Don’t forget that this weekend is Small Business Saturday...
Bungalower, in partnership with local filmmakers Jordan Eichenblatt and James Rayner, has launched our new series of videos looking at the local food truck scene called Orlando Food Truck Guide. The new series of shorts will take our various hosts into...
Chef Roberto Treviño will open his new Latin/Asian restaurant concept, El Buda (Website), on Thursday, December 7. The new restaurant is located in the former home of Chicago Pizza and the short-lived Maddey's Craft and Cru at 116 West Church St ...
New fast-casual Vietnamese restaurant, Le Pho (Facebook | Website), is now open in the Chase Plaza at 165 S. Orange Avenue. Le Pho specializes in a variety of rice/vermicelli bowls, pho, and banh i sandwiches and everything on the menu is under...
The National Food Mart has applied for assistance through the City of Orlando Small Business Facade Program to pay for new paint, new storefront windows and doors, landscaping, and parking lot upgrades. The Audubon Park gas station is located at...
Dr. Phillips Charities has finally released their plans for a new mixed-use "Packing District" in west College Park that we hinted at HERE in 2016. The project will develop more than 200-acres of property that has been carefully assembled over...
Rideshare company Zipcar has released a map based on a survey of over 10,000 Americans on ho they pass the time while stuck in holiday traffic. Each state had a minimum sample size of 200 respondents that were not...
We first wrote about the upcoming 8-acre Grills Family Restaurant (Facebook | Website) project in July, 2015 HERE and then again in 2016 HERE. Now, according to the restaurant team, they are preparing to finally open in the first week of January, 2018. Grills...
Lineage Coffee Roasting  (Facebook | Website) has opened their new Mills 50 location in the former Cruises Only building at 1011 E. Colonial Drive . The grand opening was held on December 2, revealing a completely redone interior featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, a service counter...
Peppinos Organic Italian Kitchen and Pizzeria (Facebook) is now open in the privately-owned Hourglass District. Peppinos, named after Pete the owner's father, specializes in wood-fired pizzas and handcrafted sandwiches made to order. They also offer a selection of local craft...
Chef Pete Morales, formerly of F&D Kitchen and Bar in Lake Mary, has announced an impending partnership with Croissant Gourmet's owner, Francois Cahagne. The College Park eatery will be transforming into Tartine Wine Bar and Eaterie by the end of...
Mai Bistro (Facebook | Website) opened their fast-casual Vietnamese sandwich shop. The menu will focuses on “authentic Vietnamese street food” featuring sandwiches made with fresh-daily French baguettes baked on-site, and French-inspired pastries. Other menu items include sticky rice, Vietnamese crepe rolls,...
The Brunch Bros (Website) and ForkOrlando (Website) are hosting a party to celebrate the release of their new Brunch Bros Brunch Beer; a bacon waffle stout, brewed by Deadly Sins Brewing (Website). The Brunch Party will be hosted by Deadly...
The vacant 13,590 SF Lombardi's building, located at 1152 Harmon Avenue , will soon have a new retail tenant. Contrary to rumors that a new paint store would be moving in, the new retail concept will instead be spearheaded by...
The new "American casual" restaurant Blue Jacket Grille (Facebook) has now opened in the former home of the Smiling Bison at at 745 Bennett Road . The name, inspired by nearby Blue Jacket Park, is a nod to the Orlando Naval Training...
Wonton Asian Kitchan (Facebook ) has opened in the Winter Park Financial Center lot, near the southwestern corner of Fairbanks and 17-92 . The new restaurant specializes in fast casual dining focusing on Asian staples like wontons, banh mi, egg...
SPONSORED: Downtown Orlando local businesses and organizations will celebrate the holiday spirit this year by participating in Deck the Downtown 2017. Also known as Deck the DTO, this program is a collaborative effort between the Downtown Arts District, Downtown Orlando Partnership, Church...
Ron Raike, brewmaster for Playalinda Brewing Company (Website) is partnering with Chef Clay Miller at DoveCote to host a post-Thanksgiving Day feast on Tuesday, November 28. The dinner will feature a curated list of craft beers from Playalinda Brewing, paired...
Boston Bakery and Cafe (Facebook) has expanded into the space next door to their Mills 50 shop located at 1525  E. Colonial Drive . The shop is known for their affordable and tasty banh mi selection as well as their boba...
Our friends John and Jordan, the Brunch Bros (Facebook | YouTube), have just released their 2017 Thanksgiving Special. The brothers from two different mothers have a series where they interview local restaurant owners and talk about some of their most...
Jay Smith, the long-time owner of Cavenaugh's Fine Wines (Facebook | Website) has sold his shop to a former wine distributor after being in business for roughly 20 years. Smith told Bungalower that he was looking forward to his retirement...
In a seeming blink of an eye, Gaviota Brasas, the second location of the South Eola-based Gaviota Restaurant (Facebook | Website), has already closed and been replaced by a new concept. We wrote about the new Peruvian concept HERE back in February as it...
Here is a look at some of the best events taking place this weekend. Remember, you can always visit the complete events calendar by clicking on “EVENTS” in our main menu. The City of Orlando is working with Waze, a GPS...
Orlando Zine Fest (Facebook) is in its tenth consecutive year (supposedly - nobody can confirm) of celebrating the local 'zine scene. The word "zine" is short for magazine and refers to a form of self-published print products usually created with...