Orlando residents can now begin submitting their entries for the Downtown Development Board's Best of DTO photography contest. This year's contest has five categories: Live: Dealing with Downtown's urban environment; historic preservation, housing, civic activity, arts and culture, the environment, and transportation. ...
SPONSORED by lil indies (Facebook): Inhabit is a new series by local photographer David Lawrence (Website), that shares stories about the people who call Orlando home. It’s an exploration of where people live and spend their days, whether that be at home, in...
Mather’s Social Gathering (Website), the new library/speakeasy/watering hole we wrote about in January HERE, will soft open on Friday, May 12 at 9 p.m. The new venue is an effort by Team Market Group, the people behind Red Mug Diner, and...
Harry P. Leu, the namesake of Leu Botanical Gardens in Audubon Park, is one of Orlando's most memorable residents. In 1926 Leu purchased four acres of land next to the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and Garland Street, and converted an old...
Inhabit is a new series by local photographer David Lawrence (Website), that shares stories about the people who call Orlando home. It's an exploration of where people live and spend their days, whether that be at home, in an office, the streets...
Visitors to the Downtown Information Center will be able to take home a free Orlando poster. The poster's feature winning photographs from the latest Best of DTO Photo Contest. Click HERE to see the winners. To get your poster, simply check-in to Downtown...
The 2017 Easter Bonnet Jubilee was held Saturday, April 15 at The Venue in Ivanhoe Village, and saw over 50 people creating over-the-top hats as part of a fundraiser for the Zebra Coalition (Website). The hats were paraded in a...
The #TearAwayWalls social justice campaign made waves on social media this past March when Alan Cumming shared a photo on his Instagram. Now the project is coming to Orlando from April 22-24 to do a series of photographs with Orlando residents. #TearAwayWalls...
We often get photographs and tips from our Bungalower readers of things that are happening around town, so we have started featuring them on the site in a series called Eyes on the Street, in honor of our favorite urbanist...
UPDATE: Ace Cafe will open for business at 7 a.m. Friday, May 19   Ace Cafe Orlando (Website) just hosted their first hard-hat media tour, on Tuesday, March 28, of their soon-to-open 35,000 SF Downtown entertainment plaza. The England-based company has been...
You can’t deny people are awesome. Who doesn’t like sitting down with good friends to ask them interesting, insightful, and funny questions? With that in mind, local photographer Brian Carlson, has introduced an ongoing photo and Q&A series called 11 Questions where...
By Brian Carlson (Website) You can’t deny people are awesome. Who doesn’t like sitting down with good friends to ask them interesting, insightful, and funny questions? With that in mind, local photographer Brian Carlson, has introduced an ongoing photo and Q&A...
By Brian Carlson (Website) You can’t deny people are awesome. Who doesn’t like sitting down with good friends to ask them interesting, insightful, and funny questions? With that in mind, local photographer Brian Carlson, has introduced an ongoing photo and Q&A...
Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen (Facebook | Website) opened in the former home of the Ravenous Pig at 1234 Orange Avenue, Winter Park in early February, on a strict dinner-only basis. More on the opening HERE. As of March 7,...
Bungalower and lululemon's Winter Park shop on Park Avenue teamed up to host an hour of free yoga on Orlando's hottest new rooftop venue, The Balcony (Facebook | Website). The Balcony Orlando is located in suite 1120 of the Chase...
By Brian Carlson (Website) You can’t deny people are awesome. Who doesn’t like sitting down with good friends to ask them interesting, insightful, and funny questions? With that in mind, local photographer Brian Carlson, has introduced an ongoing photo and Q&A...
PHOTO VIA DOWNTOWN ORLANDO PARTNERSHIP PROMO: Late last year, Bungalower was invited to participate in a new program headed by the Downtown Orlando Partnership (Website), called Connect DTO. The program is a six-month course that offers an in-depth look at what...
  After more than 18 years in Winter Park, Orlando Vintage Clothing and Costume (Website) is moving to College Park later this year. The shop on Fairbanks Avenue known for its funky styles from the 1890s to the 1990s will move...
A pop-up coffee shop has opened in Factur (Website | Facebook) in Ivanhoe Village. The fabrication lab and tool sharing space, located next to Hideaway Bar at 520 Virginia Ave , has given the reigns of the new venture to resident...
ADAM KIEFER, ‘XAVERINE.’ VIRUNGA RANGER, 2015 Orlando-based photographer, Adam Kiefer (Website), specializes in conservation, and his work has been taking him to Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 2013. Virunga was founded in 1925 by King Albert I...
On January 10, we reported (HERE) that the Bakery Bar was going to be opening in the former home of the Dubliner, but we were incorrect. In fact, the new dessert-themed cocktail lounge has opened in the former home of...
The owners of Mather's Social Gathering (Website), Team Market Group, told Bungalower that they are on track for a late February/early March opening. They even invited us in for a tour. One of the owners, Romi Mawardi, told us how he...
Editor's Note: Bungalower is a proud media sponsor of this event.   SPONSORED: Leu Gardens has installed a series of life-size dinosaur sculptures throughout their campus, ranging in size from 14 inches to 33 feet long. The exhibit will last from...
After two years of hard work, Joysticks Arcade Lounge and Retro Bar (Facebook) will soon be opening at it’s new home on the second floor of 69 E. Pine Street . We first wrote about Joysticks back in May, 2015,...
Graffiti Junktion (Facebook) has officially moved into the former home of Wildside Bar and Grille, just up the street in Thornton Park. The restaurant officially opened for business in their new home on New Year's Eve during the Thornton Park...