This is our latest rundown of the top ten things you need to know this week, in Orlando’s downtown “bungalow neighborhoods.” Click HERE to listen to Episode 307 of Bungalower and The Bus on Real Radio 104.1, recorded at the always beautiful,  Deadwords Brewing, as part of our ongoing radio residency there.


  1. Happy New Year, y’all! A lot happened in 2022, so we rounded up our top ten most-read Bungalower stories for the year to help you keep track.
  2. A touring drag show attracted a protest and a warning from the State of Florida and the HBO series, We’re Here, just aired a two-part episode filmed in Central Florida. Neither of which paint the area as particularly diverse.
  3. Food carts are disappearing from the Central Business District and one of our readers asked us to look into it.
  4. There’s a cat circus coming to town and the kitties can do all the tricks, like balancing on balls and playing musical instruments.
  5. There’s a new taco shop downtown and they have a french fry dish full of hot dogs if that’s your kinda thing.
  6. Orlando Business Journal just hired a new editor-in-chief.
  7. The Wheel at ICON Park loses power, dozens of people rescued from ride, official says.” – FOX 35
  8. Year in Review: The most important Orlando stories of 2022.” – Orlando Weekly
  9. State agency threatens The Plaza Orlando’s license over drag show.” – Watermark
  10. Pictures: FSU wins 2022 Cheez-It Bowl.” – Orlando Sentinel






First the drop tower now we have the Eye breaking down. I pray for anyone stuck on the ferris wheel tonight & for the amazing first responders making sure to get everyone to safety #Orlando #attractions #orlandoeye #ICON #iconparkorlando 🥺💗

♬ original sound – Miles

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