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 380 of “Bungalower and The Bus” on Real Radio 104.1 FM, which was recorded at Sushi Saint and The Monroe in Parramore.


  1. Hamburger Mary’s announced that it would be leaving Church Street for greener pastures somewhere nearby. An exact location isn’t public at this time, but we hope to hear something soon.
  2. Ivanhoe Park Brewing acquired all of Deadwords Brewing’s assets and have plans for a new brewery to replace it. Deadwards filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on October 1, 2023, before ultimately calling it quits on April 27, 2024.
  3. The long-awaited Southern Box Company Food Hall soft-opened this weekend and we got an early look at the space, so be sure to check out our video before making your way over. And yes, there’s lots of parking.
  4. District 5 is going into an election runoff between two candidates for the new city commissioner. We bet Regina Hill will show up at an event soon to weigh in on the whole thing too.
  5. The Monroe is kicking off Pride Month this June with a special barbecue drag bingo hosted by Brenda from Bithlo.
  6. Orange County Animal Services is over-capacity and has lowered its adoption fees to just $10. We’ve got some photos of some standout fur-babies that need a rescue but don’t take anyone home unless you’re ready to commit.
  7. A new fast-casual restaurant concept called Bricks and Bowls just opened last week. They have focaccia pizzas that you’re going to want to try ASAP. We also spotted a really friendly squirrel panhandling outside on Park Avenue.
  8. NOAA meteorologists predict 2024 hurricane season will have ‘highest-ever’ number of named storms.” – Orlando Weekly
  9. What happens when a hurricane pounds Central Florida? This.” – Orlando Sentinel
  10. In multilingual Central Florida, hurricane and flood warnings can go unheard.” – Central Florida Public Media




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