This is our latest rundown of the top ten things you need to know this week, in Orlando’s downtown “bungalow neighborhoods,” and some bonus headlines you may have missed.

Click HERE to listen to the 282nd episode of “Bungalower and The Bus” on Real Radio 104.1, which was recorded at Mia’s Italian Kitchen (Website) on International Drive to enjoy their three-course $33 Bite30 menu before it ends on July 10th. And along for the ride this week is none other than Scooter Magruder (Instagram | Twitter), a famous online sports commentator and fan.


  1. Following a contentious Fourth of July e-newsletter, a group of frightened revelers caused a stampede out of Lake Eola when they mistook fireworks for gunfire at the Fireworks at the Fountain event.
  2. The Milk District has a crash problem and it needs to be solved quickly before someone dies.
  3. Are you looking to host an event in downtown Orlando (hopefully without fireworks) and need some money? The CRA and Orlando City Hall have you covered with a new round of downtown Special Event Grants.
  4. A popular public park in Parramore has been quietly “disappeared.” Checker Park, which has roots as a grassroots space that popped up under the 408, will be shifted out from under an overpass and into the light of day when road construction finishes in a few years.
  5. Airbnb launched a new $10 million fund to build crazy-looking homes and we think Orlando deserves a UFO house. Check our post to see some recommendations of what to apply for.
  6. Orlando is getting another omakase experience and this one is led by the folks behind the always-busy Susuru restaurant by Disney Springs.
  7. Winter Park is getting a big fancy cheese shop and the owner is from Michigan. So, she must know what she’s doing. They’ll also be selling other goodies from Michigan as well, including craft beer.
  8. This visiting TikToker rode SunRail and made a video about it. Hilarity ensued.
  9. Travelers walk to Orlando airport after deadly crash causes major delays.” – FOX 35
  10. Paolo Banchero just getting started with Orlando Magic debut.” – Orlando Magic Daily






Today’s belly flop contest hosted by @hourglassbrewing and @cholodogs was amazing! Holler at everyone who competed and congratulations to the winner, the chicken lady!

♬ Time Is Now – Marc Adamo / Thomas Hill

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