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The Strand opens new bar concept next door in old British Shoppe

The Strand (Website) in Mills 50 has expanded its footprint into the former home of The British Shoppe next door and opened a new sister space called d.b.a (Instagram). The new concept by The Strand’s Ada and Joe Rees, which stands for “Doing Business As,” currently offers small plates like Old Bay chips, duck flatbread, […]

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PHOTOS: The Drake Kitchen and Bar is now open in downtown Orlando

The Drake Kitchen and Bar (Instagram | Website) is now open in downtown Orlando’s new Radius Apartment building. The new concept by popular food truck operators Herberto and Rona Segura of Duck and Drake (Instagram | Website) – pictured above – went into a soft-open phase earlier in the month but is officially open to the public […]

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New Italian concept announced for former Bem Bom building

We told you HERE that the former Italian/Portuguese restaurant, Bem Bom (Facebook | Website) in Audubon Park, had closed up shop in early February and at the time we were told by the former owner that a replacement tenant was already in the works though he couldn’t share much at the time. We now know, thanks to a recent […]

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A new café has opened at The Alfond Inn

The Alfond Inn just underwent an ambitious expansion project in Winter Park, which included the addition of an entire new wing, a second pool, a spa, a new 13,500 SF wellness facility, and a fancy new cafe. The Cafe (that’s the name of it) serves house-made breakfast pastries, crepes, desserts, coffee from local roaster Artifix, […]

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Snap! Orlando opening three new photo exhibits, March 22

Snap! Orlando (Website) will host three simultaneous photography exhibitions next month; TIMELESS, Gotta Go – Gotta Flow, and Life-As-Is, opening Friday, March 22. Gallery 1 will host the new TIMELESS show, featuring a collection by prominent L.A. photographers Brian “B+” Cross and Eric Coleman, who collaborated under the name “Mochilla.” The two documented iconic West […]

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Tactical Brewing hosting St. Patrick’s Day water balloon tournament, March 17

Tactical Brewing Co. (Instagram | Website) will be hosting a special Saint Patrick’s Day street party on March 17 called “The Green Fling” from noon-5 p.m. The event will feature a curated food truck lineup provided by Orlando Parking Lot Party, live music, vendors, beer releases, and a special dodgeball-style green water balloon tournament emceed […]

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Wall Crawl Orlando announces pending closure of Parramore-based selfie warehouse

Wall Crawl (Instagram | Website) first opened its cutting-edge selfie warehouse in June 2019 and made it through a pandemic even more popular than it was before, offering a rotating of over twenty walls that will swap out art each season. But sadly, they have just announced that they will be closing their Parramore-based studio by […]

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City of Orlando releases update on Under-i project, along with a new name

The City of Orlando has been relatively quiet on the long-awaited urban park project, previously known as the Under-i, since October 2022, when project manager Martin Hudson shared an update with Bungalower that it would feature the return of 500 parking spaces and a heck of a lot of projections. The project is meant to […]

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Ann Teague’s Lamp Supply’s lamp supply could be yours

The Arena Art Bar (Website), which took over the space formerly occupied by Ann Teague’s Lamp Supply back in December, is liquidating the space’s eclectic collection of lamps and related ephemera during a special event on Saturday, February 24. According to The Arena Bar’s owner, Victoria Nelli, who previously owned and operated the Lake Eola-adjacent […]

History Center hosting special preview of Opera Orlando’s Czech mermaid production

Orange County Regional History Center will host a special preview of an upcoming mermaid-inspired production by Opera Orlando on Thursday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m. Opera Orlando’s upcoming show Rusalka, based on Dvořák’s tragic operatic version of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid, will include a new English translation for its site-specific production, and to celebrate they […]

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Orlando City Soccer hosting “I Love the 90s” concert on March 23

Orlando City Soccer will host a special post-match concert at their newly rebranded Inter&Co Stadium on March 23, following Orlando City’s match against Austin FC. Ticket holders will have access to an exclusive “I Love the 90s” concert featuring Grammin-nominated Vanilla Ice, Rob Base, and Montell “This is How We Do It” Jordan on the […]