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 347 of “Bungalower and The Bus” on Real Radio 104.1, which was recorded at Nightmare on Orange pop-up at The Courtesy in Winter Park.
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TOP TEN HEADLINES
- Canadian wildfire smoke blew into Florida hazing up our skies and reminding Orlandoans that our neighbor to the north isn’t really that far away.
- The owners of DoveCote restaurant in downtown Orlando suddenly closed up shop last week, saying they’re in the process of moving to someplace bigger and better. But they’re still looking for that perfect location. In the interim, we’re just saying they’re closed.
- That Japanese fluffy pancake house just opened up in Colonialtown and we made a video so you can plan your visit accordingly.
- Orlando Science Center is hosting a special Solar Eclipse viewing party on October 14. If you’re too nervous to teach your kids how to look at it, you can let the professionals do it instead.
- Jason Lambert of Hammered Lamb just bought into a popular Thornton Park restaurant and is working on a new diner concept there.
- We’re co-hosting a Drunken Pumpkin Patch at Gnarly Barley this Friday and you’re invited. Bungalower Buddy Keyholders can unlock discounts at participating trucks.
- “Orlando man forced to remove items from van.” – FOX 35
- “Group rallies for answers after woman found hanging from tree in west Orlando.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “Prosecutors say woman’s lover was part of the reason her lawyer boyfriend killed her.” – NJ.com
- “NYC snubbed in top 10 US foodie cities list — and No. 1 will shock you.” – New York Post
ICYMI – (IN CASE YOU MISSED IT)
- “Ask Bungalower: What’s up with The Stardust changing its name?” – Bungalower
- “New bakery opening in former King Crab Shack.” – Bungalower
- “Witches are taking over Mead Gardens on October 30.” – Bungalower
- “Why Sunshine Corridor for Brightline and SunRail passenger trains will cost over $2B.” – Orlando Business Journal
- “2023 50 Most Powerful People In Orlando.” – Orlando Magazine
- “Brightline doubling new Orlando-Miami service to 15 daily roundtrips next week, company president says.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “Orlando venues shut out of Orange County’s tourist-tax funding – for now.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “Pictures: Orlando City, Inter Miami match ends in 1-1 draw.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “Florida officials ask for $7 million to clean up abandoned, damaged boats.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Orlando Fringe Festival director Alauna Friskics steps down.” – Orlando Weekly
- “After police say Black woman’s hanging death a suicide, Florida community pushes for more investigation.” – USA Today
- “How Medellin is beating the heat with green corridors.” – BBC
- “This L.A. freeway is the butt of many jokes. Can it have new life as parks and housing?” – Los Angeles Times
- “Can you build an LGTBQ neighborhood? They’re trying in Cleveland.” – Next City
- “How the ‘Motor City’ transformed a killer intersection into the heart of Detroit.” – Social Life Project
- “Fall and rise of streets as vital public spaces for children.” – Urbanet
- “House of the Day: 3/3 Laureate Park home in Lake Nona asking $625,000.”
- “House of the Day: Coveted church-turned-townhome in Lake Eola Heights asking $1,625,000.”
HOT EVENTS THIS WEEK
- Monday 10/10: Bungalower Drag Bingo and Musiv Video Dance Party (Baldwin Park)
- Thursday 10/23: Popcorn Flicks in the Park: House on Haunted Hill (Winter Park)
- Thursday 10/12: Taste of College Park (College Park)
- Friday 10/13: Drunken Pumpkin Patch Party (Ivanhoe Village)
- Friday 10/13: Jonas Brothers – Five Albums. One Night (Parramore)
- Friday 10/13: Mixtape – MTV 80s Edition (Church Street)
- Friday 10/13: OFA 5th Annual Art Show (Downtown)
- Friday 10/13: Social Impact Hackathon with DataKind (North Quarter)