"When you make a good donkey, you throw the world at it." - Gavin Schmidt   Orlando firefighter Gavin Schmidt made out as the first winner in Netflix's Nailed It! Holiday! special, Episode 1. The first challenge was to recreate three characters that were featured in...
The Orange County Property Appraiser's office has just launched a new crowd-sourced map on their website to create a working database of the region's best holiday light shows. Website visitors can submit decorated properties to the Bright Lights Big County map...
"Anyone know the story behind the giant saxophone mural on the back wall of The Beacham building? It must be 40 feet tall ..." - Jim Hobart The Beacham Building was purchased by Larry and Sherry (great names!) Carpenter in 1975, who...
A two-story home that was built in 1921 was rolled through Lake Eola Heights this past Sunday to make way for a new development. The two-and-a-half block move was the result of a new project called FountainVu5, a five-unit townhome...
"New bar downtown? Corner of Washington and Orange." - Jon Busdeker JAM-ENG (Website) is a new Caribbean, read Jamaican, and English restaurant that is opening at 65 N. Orange Avenue . Pronounced "Jamming," JAM-ENG will specialize in home-style British and Caribbean...
The owners of the historic Angebilt building in Downtown Orlando have made the decision to sell to new owners. The Angebilt Hotel, located at 37 N. Orange Avenue , opened in 1923 and was at one time the city's tallest...
Orlando Brewing (Facebook | Website) has been slinging locally crafted beer since 2004, but its first home was in a warehouse that was seized by FDOT under eminent domain to create the South Street exit on Interstate-4. The locally-owned brewery...
A broken water main in the Lake Eola Heights neighborhood flooded nearby streets in the early afternoon of Monday, October 22. The break occurred in a residential property near the corner of Summerlin Avenue and Concord Street but succeeded...
We often get photographs and tips from our Bungalower readers of things that are happening around town, so we have started featuring them on the site in a series called Eyes on the Street, in honor of our favorite urbanist Jane...
We often get photographs and tips from our Bungalower readers of things that are happening around town, so we have started featuring them on the site in a series called Eyes on the Street, in honor of our favorite urbanist Jane...
Food Network's Andrew Zimmern is in Orlando this week, eating his way through our most popular restaurants and foodie hubs. Andrew Zimmern (Website) is a trained chef, television personality, radio host, director, food critic, and all-around foodtrepreneur. He can be...
A crane fell onto a Baldwin Park home this past Tuesday, crushing the roof and falling into the top story of the home. The vehicle can be seen in the photo above, toppled to one side and hanging into the...
"I was driving down Virginia this morning and there is a Herbal something sign covering the sign at the planned parenthood building. Looks like it may become a weed dispensary. Any idea what happened to planned parenthood and what...
We often get photographs and tips from our Bungalower readers of things that are happening around town, so we have started featuring them on the site in a series called Eyes on the Street, in honor of our favorite urbanist Jane...
A video, recorded by Orlando resident Hogan Birney, is making the rounds on social media of a local UPS truck driving on a bike path alongside Bumby Avenue in Audubon Park. This isn't an isolated case, as anyone in the...
As of Wednesday, August 1, the new Downtown Ambassador Program has officially been launched and our Ambassadors will be out on the streets ambassador'ing in downtown Orlando. The Ambassador Program was launched to provide an on-the-street connection seven days a week to provide services...
We often get photographs and tips from our Bungalower readers of things that are happening around town, so we have started featuring them on the site in a series called Eyes on the Street, in honor of our favorite urbanist Jane...
In an email released earlier today, the Orlando Police Department and the City of Orlando have announced their intent to continue to test facial recognition technology, following news that their original six-month contract with Amazon had ended in late June. The...
UPDATE - We have more details on this restaurant concept available HERE.    We often get photographs and tips from our Bungalower readers of things that are happening around town, so we have started featuring them on the site in a...
Savvy, skyward looking night owls may have noticed massive flowers hanging over their heads this week in Colonialtown. The night-blooming cereus, an epiphytic cactus that grows in mature trees, has been blooming since the weekend. The special cacti are long...
"Hey Bungalower, that foam-snow is still all over Downtown. Are they really going to clean it up?" - Bungalower Reader As we wrote about previously HERE, it has been "snowing" Polystyrene in Downtown Orlando for the past few months. The source...
"“When a girl kicks you out of her apartment you don’t spend a week hanging around her parking lot.” - scott vocca to scott joseph Claddagh Cottage Irish Pub (Facebook) is finally in soft opening in their new home in...
Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Jowell y Randy, Jowel Munoz and Randy Ortiz, were spotted in Parramore recording a new video featuring MC Ceja this past Tuesday, April 3. The video above was filmed by Janessa Gursky, Executive Director of ArtReach...
We often get photographs and tips from our Bungalower readers of things that are happening around town, so we have started featuring them on the site in a series called Eyes on the Street, in honor of our favorite urbanist Jane...
EDIT: JUST TO CLARIFY, THIS SPILL DID NOT REACH LAKE FORMOSA AND REMAINED ON-SITE BY THE LIFT STATION.  We often get photographs and tips from our Bungalower readers of things that are happening around town, so we have started featuring...