UPDATE: Hackney passed her inspections and will open for business the morning of Wednesday, July 18.   As we told you in March, Gratitude Coffee (Facebook) will soon be opening a new brick in mortar shop in College Park. Jen Hackney, the owner...
Parramore-based Black Bee Honey (Facebook | Website) was just featured on Steve, a syndicated daytime show hosted by Steve Harvey. Black Bee Honey is owned and operated by youth in the Parramore Kid Zone, in a partnership with the City of Orlando,...
One of Central Florida's most prolific philanthropists, Harriett Lake, has died at the age of 96. Lake was born in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, in 1922 and she served in the Marine Corps in the Women's Reserve until 1945, the end of...
Michael Owen, the artist behind the Baltimore Love Project (Website), came to Orlando in October 2016 to install a Pulse-inspired mural on the southern face of the local Einstein Bros Bagels, which we covered HERE. The piece was made possible through...
The folks behind The Heavy, the mixed retail concept moving into the vacant Lombardi's building at 1152 Harmon Avenue , has been raising more questions than answers since they came out of their fishy closet in November of last year. We...
German street artist Mark Gmehling painted a five-story mural on the former Cruises Only building in 2014, coinciding with the Snap! Attacks exhibition that was being hosted by local art instigators, Snap! Space. The mural, featuring his trademark "melty" figure with...
In case you missed it, Orlando City Soccer hired a new Head Coach. James O'Connor joins the Lions from a stint at Louisville City FC, taking the reigns from interim head coach Bobby Murphy. He Louisville City currently sits in third...
Inhabit is a series by local photographer David Lawrence (Website), that shares stories about the people who call Orlando home. It’s an exploration of where people live and spend their days, whether that be at home, in an office, the streets of...
The Orlando Ballet has named Oklahoma City Ballet's Shane Jewell as their new Executive Director. Jewell comes to Orlando with 14 years of experience in managing performing arts organizations, taking the reins from Jonathan Ledden, Orlando Ballet's board president, who...
We told you back in May that Korean-American multi-media artist, Jiha Moon, would be exhibiting at the Mennello Museum, HERE. Well, the opening is this Friday, June 29, preceded by an Artist Talk at 5:30 p.m. Moon's work is whimsical and...
The upcoming A La Cart Street Food and Craft Beer (Website) has recently announced three resident food trucks that will be parking at their permanent food truck garden in the Milk District; PokeKai, Vinny and Kory, and Steak It Easy. Local...
The views and opinions expressed in this episode are those of the hosts alone and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Bungalower Media This week's episode was recorded at the Winter Park Foxtail Farmhouse and it...
Pete Downing has announced that he, in partnership with Sarah and Vinnie Olivieri of Treehouse Truck (Website) and the newer Grovetucky Farms (Website) food truck, have taken over the kitchen at Orange County Brewers in Downtown Orlando. Red Claw (Facebook) will serve...
Gisela Carbonell has been named as the new curator of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College. Carbonell comes to the college-run arts venue after acting as the Director of Curatorial Affairs at Artis-Naples, The Baker Museum in Naples,...
TEDxOrlando (Facebook | Website) will be hosting a salon (mini TED Talk event) on Wednesday, July 18 at the Orlando Science Center. This month's theme is "Using Business as a Force for Good" and will feature five speakers: Rob Panepinto,...
“Most people don’t realize they even need this service, and when they do, it’s often too late.” - Jim Hobart PROMO: Orlando-based photography and video production company, Macbeth Studio (Facebook | Website), is launching a new division of their company...
The Orlando Museum of Art (Website) has announced that Kenya (Robinson) has been named as the recipient of the 2018 Florida Prize in Contemporary Art.  Jenya (Robinson) is a Gainesville-based artist specializing in multimedia like performance, sculpture, and installation works. Her...
The Orange County Regional History Center is hosting a special meet and greet with artists from the renowned Florida Highwaymen. The Highwaymen are a group of 26 self-taught, African-American landscape artists that have worked together since 1951, in the height of the...
You may be familiar with local architect Ryan Young from previous I Wish This Was ...  columns that he's done with us. Young is an architect and founder of leading design and construction group Interstruct Inc, which is responsible for projects like...
The Orlando Science Center unveiled a new mixed-media art installation on May 10, utilizing a former installation of origami hearts. Local artist Christy McCutchen (Website) was asked to create a tribute to Pulse victims and survivors using hearts that had...
SPONSORED: The Orlando Museum of Art will be celebrating the opening of the 2018 Florida Prize in Contemporary Art from 6-10 p.m. Friday, June 1. In this celebration of the fifth year of the Florida Prize exhibition, the Museum will feature the culinary creativity of some of Orlando's premier restaurants and...
Inhabit is a series by local photographer David Lawrence (Website), that shares stories about the people who call Orlando home. It’s an exploration of where people live and spend their days, whether that be at home, in an office, the streets of...
"Did Peppino's on Curry Ford Close?" - Khalil Makdah Peppino's Organic Italian Kitchen and Pizzeria (Facebook) has closed. Pete, the former owner, named the pizzeria after his father, who taught him the craft back in New York where he grew up. Peppino's opened...
EDIT: Live Nation Urban and TCG Entertainment wanted everyone to know, via Donovan Public Relations, that Questlove only helped curate it, but that it's not all about him.    Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of The Roots has curated and directed an estate-approved...
SPONSORED: As we announced earlier in the month, the Orlando Museum of Art (Facebook | Website) has released their 2018 artist lineup for their annual blockbuster exhibit, Florida Prize in Contemporary Art.  As in previous years, the chosen artists range from emerging to mid-career, with...