Bullet Point Buffet: Openings? A Slew.

Bullet Point Buffet: Openings? A Slew.

Puck rendering

It seems like we spend a lot of time talking about restaurants that have closed, it’s nice to be able to report a slew of openings.

  • Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill is expected to officially open at Disney Springs Monday. Puck had previously had Wolfgang Puck Cafe when the area was known as Downtown Disney West Side, but that’s another story. It was a good restaurant when it opened in 1997, with an upstairs dining room that was meant to more closely approximate the culinary experience at the celebrity chef’s popular Spago. Then Levy Restaurants bought the Wolfgang Puck brand and took over the restaurant. How much did the restaurant change? Puck once told me that he considered asking Levy to take his name off of it. Puck, I’m told, is in control of the new restaurant, so let’s keep a good thought.
  • F&D Woodfired Italian Kitchen has opened at 2420 Curry Ford Road, taking the place of Peppino’s Organic Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria, which operated in that building a very short time. This is the area that the developers have dubbed the Hourglass District. The city’s Main Streets program would rather you call it Curry Ford West (never mind that it’s on the east side).
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  • Over in the Thornton Park District (that’s TPD on the Main Street’s website), the Menagerie Eatery & Bar is open and, presumably, keeping regular hours, though those hours don’t include Mondays or Tuesdays. It’s from the operators of RusTeak and the Stubborn Mule, just across the way on S. Eola Avenue.
  • In downtown Orlando, in the undistricted area near the Orange County Courthouse, the Ramen has opened. That’s its name: The Ramen. It’s owned by Suichi Tanida, former chef at Mitsukoshi restaurant in the Japan pavilion at Epcot. It’s in the former Philly Connection space at 480 N. Orange Ave.
  • À La Cart has opened in the Milk District and no, Cart is not misspelled. The concept is sort of an open-air food court, with food trucks and carts (not cartes) ringing a green space. Beer and wine are available from a central pavilion.
  • Jumping over to Lake Nona, Park Pizza & Brewing is now serving in the Lake Nona Town Center. This is the third local brand from Orlando based Tavistock Restaurant Group. Even though it is open now, the grand opening isn’t scheduled until January.
  • Ford’s Garage, a Florida chain that started in Ft. Myers in 2012, has opened a location at the Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets. It’s in a freestanding building that sort of looks like a garage. It’s a perfect name for a greasy spoon diner, but burgers and beer are the specialties.
  • La Boucherie, which bills itself as “France’s most popular steakhouse,” has opened a restaurant in Bayhill Plaza at 7625 Turkey Lake Road. It’s in the space that most recently was a Graffiti Junktion and, if I recall, the original location of Memories of India.
  • And because the news can’t all be rosy, Kokino, a tapas restaurant also in Bayhill Plaza, has closed.

https://www.scottjosephorlando.com/news/4563-bullet-point-buffet-openings-a-slew


Here are the Finalists for Best Burger Foodster Award 2018

Burger generic

It was another hotly contested category but we have the finalists for Best Burger in our Foodster Awards for Independent Restaurants. Check out the list below and place your ballot.

You may vote for only one restaurant, and please vote just once.

After placing your vote, leave a comment below telling us why you like your selection (be sure to mention the name of the restaurant in you comment otherwise we won’t know which one you’re talking about). We may use your comments when we announce the winners.

Please note: Even if you placed a vote during the nominating phase, you must vote for your favorite in the finals; all the votes received during the nominating phase have been zeroed out. 

Voting ends Nov. 28. The Winners will be announced in the Nov. 29 edition of Scott Joseph’s Orlando Restaurant Guide’s eletter. To subscribe, text SJO to 66866.

 https://www.scottjosephorlando.com/foodster-awards/vote-now/4559-here-are-the-finalists-for-best-burger-foodster-award-2018


More on the Dexter’s Saga

Dexter lake maryNew information coming in on the status of the four Dexter’s restaurants. As reported earlier, and confirmed in this story, Greg Peters, founder of Graffiti Junktion, is part of a partnership that took over the Thornton Park and Winter Park locations.

I confirmed that John Hoffmeister, who was one of the partners with Dexter Richardson and Adrian Mann, has retained the Lake Mary store. In a phone conversation Friday morning, Hoffmeister said that he isn’t sure if he will hold on to the restaurant or sell it. “Right now, I am currently back in control of everything,” he said. “I’m possibly selling everything but now 100 percent sure.” He said that if he did sell to a party that has shown interest, he would likely stay on as the general manager to run things. “I expect to be here another five to 10 years,” he said.

Hoffmeister started as a dishwasher at the Dexter’s on Fairbanks Avenue 30 years ago and worked his way up through the kitchen and into management.

Hoffmeister also confirmed that the owners of the Windermere Dexter’s are Tom and Holly Ziupsnys, who also own a restaurant called Dulcetto in Championsgate. The Ziupsnyses have not returned repeated calls.

As I told you in my article Thursday, the Thornton Park and Winter Park Dexter’s will bring back some old items that had been taken off the menu over the years, including the Chicken Tortilla Pie.

Hoffmeister said that he does not plan to make any big changes at Lake Mary. “We’re killing it up here,” he said.

Tony Roma

 https://www.scottjosephorlando.com/news/4562-more-on-the-dexter-s-saga


Rocco’s Italian Grille & Bar

Roccos bar

Ever since I first reviewed Rocco’s Italian Grille & Bar, in October of 2006, I’ve considered it to be one of the finest Italian restaurants in the area. And since I don’t get the chance to return often enough, I jumped at the invitation to dine there recently to try some of the dishes that owner Rocco Potami rotates through his menu.

Roccos burrata1

Potami started by serving my guest and me an appetizer of Bresaola, the air-cured beef that is a specialty of Northwest Italian, and fresh Burrata, often known as a creamier mozzarella. The cheese was topped with shaved Parmesan and fresh arugula leaves. Potami admonished us not to put any pepper on the burrata, which I probably would have done to perk up the mild cheese. But with the peppery notes of the arugula, nothing else was necessary.

Tony Roma

Roccos agnolotti1

Next came Agnolotti, similar to ravioli, filled with delicious short rib meat and coated with a creamy pesto.

Roccos risotto1

Paired on the plate was a Scallop Risotto with saffron and asparagus. The nutty rice had bay scallops mixed in and the presentation was topped with a tender bay scallop, perfectly seared. (We were served tasting-size portions.)

Roccos filet1

The main course was a Filetto with porcini mushrooms and grape tomatoes. The mushrooms were sauteed in white wine, created and proper sauce for the perfectly grilled beef.

Roccos dessert

For dessert there was Italian Cheesecake with that wonderfully crumbly texture, and a well-executed Tiramisu.

Roccos dining room

Service, as it has always been, was first rate. The main dining room is subdued elegance, with tables covered with fine white cloths and set with classy stemware. (Have your server fill one of the stems with some Falanghina del Sannio DOP Janare, an Italian white with a forward tastes of apples and citrus.)

When the nearby Mount Vernon Inn and its Red Fox Lounge were razed to make way for the myriad chain restaurants that line the boulevard, Potami started hosting Red Fox entertainers in his lounge. So on the evening we dined we could hear the music of a singer at a piano and see couples dancing. That’s the kind of relaxed atmosphere Rocco’s offers, and that’s the kind of gracious host Potami is.

Rocco’s Italian Grille & Bar is at 400 S. Orlando Ave., Winter Park. It is open for dinner Monday through Saturday. The phone number is 407-644-7770.

https://www.scottjosephorlando.com/reviews/recent-reviews/61-italian/4560-rocco-s-italian-grille-bar


Sale of 2 Dexter’s Restaurants Finalized

dexter pie

As I first reported last month, the Dexter’s restaurants in Thornton Park and Winter Park have been sold to a group that includes Graffiti Junktion founder Greg Peters. Peters confirmed Wednesday that the sale had been finalized.

Drew Weisner, who has been with Dexter’s for several years, will oversee the operations of the two restaurants, Peters said. Speaking by phone, Peters said that they plan to restore the restaurants to their earlier, more popular days and will bring back some old menu favorites, including the Chicken Tortilla Pie. (The Chicken Tortilla Pie, shown above, was always a guilty pleasure of mine.)

Other key staff members are expected to be kept on, and guests probably won’t start noticing any changes for another month, I’m told.

Tony Roma

 https://www.scottjosephorlando.com/news/4561-sale-of-2-dexter-s-restaurants-finalized


Cocina 214 Launches New Menu

We were able to explore some dishes on the new menu of Cocina 214 with some new delicious drinks. The new menu is launched at both their Winter Park and Daytona Beach locations.

The Nacho Macho was brought out for everyone to share while we wait for the main dishes. The Nacho Macho is a vegetarian and gluten free dish made up of tortilla chips toped with queso, black beans, pico de gallo, shredded lettuce, and sour cream. All of the ingredients mesh well as they dance on your tastebuds.

The Chicken Fajitas is served with sour cream, pico de gallo, guacamole, fresh homemade tortillas (corn or flour), rice, and beans. The vegetables with the chicken fajitas are delicious and chicken shows beautiful charred markings. There is also a vegetarian version of the chicken fajitas for those that don’t fancy meat!

The Chicken Flautas are served with refried beans, guacamole, romaine lettuce, queso fresco, sour cream, tomatoes, and verde salsa. This dish is delicious with a crispy texture under all the sauces and vegetables. The sauces add a moistness to each bite you take of this dish.

Wash down your bites with The Cocina Guavarita, which is the Margarita Contest Winner. It’s made with Don Julio Blanco, Cointreau, and guava all served on the rocks. It’s slightly tart from the guava, but refreshing.

For a stronger kick, try the Flex On The Beach. It’s made of Tierras Organic Tequila, Peach Schnapps, pineapple juice, Blue Curacao, lime juice, and agave served on the rocks. This is my favorite of the two, but try them both and let me know what you think!

Don’t worry, there are additional drinks and bites you can also try, which includes the happy hour menu.

After dinner, try some delicious desserts as well as taste a variety of spirits and tequila Cocina 214 has in stock.

For more information, check out their website.

http://tastychomps.com/2018/11/cocina-214-launches-new-menu.html


Brio Bravo Parent Moves Headquarters to Downtown Orlando

FoodFirst LogoAnother restaurant brand is moving its headquarters to Orlando. To downtown Orlando, yet. What’s more, it’s moving into the same building that already is home to a global restaurant brand. And neither one has a restaurant in the downtown area.

FoodFirst Global Restaurants, Inc., is the company that is moving in. You probably don’t recognize that name, but you’re likely familiar with Brio Tuscan Grille and Bravo Cucina Italiana, two Italian brands with locations in the area. (Well, there was a Bravo at the Dellagio plaza but it closed about a month ago.) FoodFirst is a new company that formed in Columbus, Ohio, which is where Brio and Bravo got their starts. Currently, those two brands are the only ones in FoodFirst’s portfolio, but that’s almost certain to change.

That’s because FF’s Founder, Owner-Partner, Chairman & CEO is Brad Blum, who for many years was an executive with Darden Restaurants and was president of the Olive Garden division. After leaving Darden, Blum had stints as CEO of Burger King and Romano’s Macaroni Grill. He was also the owner of Dogmatic, an upstart hot dog concept on E. 17th Street near Union Square in New York that is closed.

But throughout that time, Blum has kept his home in Winter Park. Thus the move from Columbus to Orlando. Another reason: Columbus vs. Orlando.

Tony Roma

“As a long-time resident of Winter Park, FL, I have been an admirer of the way in which the greater Orlando area has grown,” Blum said in a press release. “Our new company headquarters will be an excellent environment as we work together to foster innovation. It is a diverse community and has a great deal of international tourism.”

FoodFirst is slated to move into downtown’s CNL building, which is also home to Red Lobster’s corporate offices and test kitchen. You’ll recall that Red Lobster was originally a Darden brand that was spun off a few years ago.

FoodFirst has said it will build a test kitchen facility but it isn’t clear at this time if it would be in the CNL building or elsewhere. Red Lobster has an elaborate state of the art kitchen facility there as well as a mockup of a Red Lobster restaurant for training — it is not open to the public.

The two Brios in the area are at Winter Park Village and Mall at Millenia. The new parent company will focus on growing its two current brands. It will also be changing their names to Brio Italian Mediterranean and Bravo Fresh Italian. According to the statment, FoodFirst will maintain the support center in Ohio.

Besides Darden and now FoodFirst, Orlando and Central Florida are also home to headquarters for RomaCorp, Tony Roma’s and TR Fire Grill; Earl Enterprises, parent of Planet Hollywood, Buca di Beppo, Earl of Sandwish and Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant, among others; Hard Rock Cafe; Tavistock Restaurants; Ruth’s Hospitality Group; Sonny’s Barbecue; and the quicly growing 4R Restaurant Group.

https://www.scottjosephorlando.com/news/4558-brio-bravo-parent-moves-headquarters-to-downtown-orlando


Cinco Tacos + Tequila

Cinco exterior

I’m not going to use valet service to go to a taco joint. I’m just not.

But twice when I first tried to visit Cinco Tacos + Tequila, a Winter Park restaurant that includes actor Mario Lopez and former NSYNCer Chris Kirkpatrick among its backers, valeting was the only parking option. All available open spaces were blocked off so that dropping the car off was the only option. I don’t care if it’s complimentary — it’s a freaking taco joint.

So I waited until the newness wore off (it opened in late July) and made a midweek visit when there were some self parking options. There was still a valet guy there but he looked bored. Probably because the restaurant was nearly empty. Had the newness worn off that much? Or had the people who jammed it on those opening weeks come to realize what I soon would, that you can get better tacos and variations on Mexican food elsewhere?

Tony Roma

Cinco 5

Cinco wall

CT+T took over the building that was vacated in January by Carmel Kitchen Wine Bar. The interior has been completely redone and somehow seems smaller. That might be due to a rather blocky rectangular cuboid that defines a center row of booths, the canopy of which appears to be artificial turf strewn with stones. (The wall on the outside of the building appears to be in need of mowing, too.) The room is not unattractive and is minimally decorated, if you overlook a huge Aztecan mural on one wall. The designer made better use of brick walls and lighting and a large but subtle 5 etched into frosted glass inside the front door.

The menu makes no claim to authentic Mexican cuisine, or even Tex-Mex. Thankfully, not even Flori-Mex (am I the only one who doesn’t miss Paco’s?). Instead, it offers Cali-Mex.

What’s the difference? It’s debatable but in general you’re probably not going to find melted cheeses on top of entrees. Also, as has become stereotypical of California cuisine, the ingredients might tend to be more healthful, or as healthful as a taco can be.

I would think, though, that even in trying to be less gloppy, Cinco would strive to make its food more flavorful. And although healthful might also be interpreted to mean smaller portions, it shouldn’t have to mean chintzy. Unfortunately, much of what I had on my dinner visit was unexciting and bland. It wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t good, like fill-the-parking-lot, wait-listed good.

Cinco has adopted the decidedly Tex-Mexican practice of offering complimentary chips and salsa upon seating. Chips were plain but ungreasy; the salsa could have used some oomph.

Cinco fundido

My friends and I started with an appetizer of Queso Fundido con Chorizo, a blend of chihuahua and white cheddar cheeses with a few bits of sausage. Too thick for a dip, it’s meant to be spooned onto warm tortillas. More than two tortillas would have been nice for our table of four.

Cinco belly

We shared an assortment of tacos. The Korean BBQ Pork Belly was the table’s favorite. The pork belly had a pleasant unctuousness, and the pickled onions and gochujang sauce made it the most flavorful thing we tasted.

Cinco shrimp

The Baja Fish tacos were shrimp, two to a tortilla, with a cilantro-lime slaw. The protein seemed insufficient.

Cinco carnitas

The Carnitas Tacos were a study in minimalism. Each order of tacos (3 for $15) came with a side of rice and beans. Black beans, because Cali-Mex doesn’t recognize refried beans and its lard.

Cinco rita

Tequila being the plus in the name, I also tried the Cinco Rita, one of 11 ritas, marga on the drinks list. Made with Hornitos Plata tequila and Patron Citronge, it was nice and tangy thanks to a lime squeeze.

Our server was pleasant but seemed cautious when replying to questions. Management was present but I don’t think it was either Lopez or the boyband boy. Can’t be sure. Lopez has been to the restaurant at least once since it opened, and he tweeted to his followers about “my new restaurant” when it opened. But the celebrity association is kept low key.

Then again, so is the food.

Cinco Tacos + Tequila is at 140 N. Orlando Ave., Winter Park. It is open for lunch and dinner daily. The phone number is 407-725-7100.

https://www.scottjosephorlando.com/categoryblog/399-tacos/4557-cinco-tacos-tequila


First Look: Orlando Forum Rock Dinner Show – International Drive

We were invited to experience Orlando’s newest dinner show, Orlando Forum Rock Dinner Show located at 6362 International Drive, Orlando FL 32819 (near the old Wet n’ Wild) and we absolutely loved everything about it!  They have great entertainment, delicious and fulfilling dinner, friendly staff, and a relaxed & intimate atmosphere.

During our media dinner, we watched Elvis, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Prince, and Katie Perry for a whole hour of popular high energy covers and choreographed dancing that will keep your eye on stage.  They not only looked the part but they also sounded the part, making it really fun to sing along to every song they performed.  The backup singer and backup dancers were all perfection as well.

These Vegas-style nightly dinner shows are available every day of the week starting at 6:30pm.  For the full names of the cast, menu, tickets prices, and more, please visit: orlando-forum.com

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” – 1 Corinthians 10:31 – Tiffany is a native of Orlando, Florida. Born and raised in “The City Beautiful” she has witnessed many vast changes to the city since she was a toddler and she is excited for what’s to come for her hometown. Tiffany graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.S. in General Business. One of her long-time dreams came true when her family’s restaurant, Saigon Noodle & Grill – Bumby got invited by the Food Network to film an episode of “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” with Guy Fieri and special guest Food Network Star winner Justin Warner. You can follow her on IG at @bytiffanynguyen.

http://tastychomps.com/2018/11/first-look-orlando-forum-rock-dinner-show-international-drive.html


Exclusive: Domu Chibi coming soon to East Orlando

We spoke with Sean aka Sonny Nguyen of Domu Dynasty, right off the heels of their recent successful launch of Domu in Jacksonville, the second Domu ever after the wildly popular Orlando ramen shop.

Here is what you need to know about Domu Chibi, the new concept coming to East Orlando/ Waterford Lakes this winter!

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DOMU Chibi, which means “little DOMU”, will be a fast-casual ramen shop in East Orlando at the Waterford Lakes Town Center. We will be located in between Fresh Kitchen and Jeremiah’s Italian Ice at 869 N. Alafaya Trl. – Orlando, FL 32828.

Chibi is aiming to open sometime next month (December 2018) and will offer 6 varieties of ramen which include a tonkotsu, shoyu, shio, curry, butter miso, and a vegan option. We will be making all of the broths in-house following the same recipes as the current flagship store.

Our goal is to provide a more economical and quick version of our ramen without sacrificing the integrity of what our bowls are. We will offer our own versions of proteins such as seared pork belly, miso-marinated chicken, and diced tofu as well as limited toppings to keep the cost to the customer at under $10 a bowl.

In addition, we will be offering 4 sides to go with the ramen. A rendition of our “fingerling bravas” will be translated to an easy to eat and handheld version called “bravas fries” which will be seasoned fries tossed in our spicy kewpie mayo, topped with sour cream, scallions, japanese spices, and fried garlic. Chicken karaage, seared gyoza, and edamame tossed in our signature ginger-onion jam will also make a feature on the menu.

When visiting Chibi, you will be greeted by self-ordering kiosk where you can make your selections, pay, and pick up your order when you’re number is called at the end of the counter. We want to try to streamline the process so the customer can get exactly what they want and quick. This style of dining is very popular at ramen shops in Japan so we have adapted a modern day version of that here. Expect all tableware to be disposable from the ramen bowls to the paper cups that will bring you back to the 90s.

We have had tremendous support from the city of Orlando over the past few years and we couldn’t have done it or gotten this far without you. We hope that Chibi will help fulfill the need of ramen on the east side.

– Domu Dynasty

Domu Chibi Orlando

Word from DOMU Chef/Owner Sonny Nguyen –

Although I am Vietnamese, I have deep respect for the Japanese culture and their cuisine which is what I’m focused in.

I am currently learning the art of making noodles ranging from ramen, to udon, to soba. The art of making noodles by hand I feel is very important because it gives us the understanding of the roots so that we can continue to educate the future on these traditions. The noodle master I am training under has been making noodles for 18 years in Tokyo and has pioneered some of the biggest restaurants in New York as well as taught big name Michelin chefs such as Dan Barber from Blue Hill how to make soba.

My main focus now and days is building the DOMU brand which is coined under the restaurant group called “DOMU Dynasty”. The restaurant group will soon be the umbrella to not only DOMU but also DOMU Chibi and Tori Tori.

My chefs and I have been working hard lately on the Tori Tori menu which will be bar-forward but we want to make sure we accompany that with good japanese bar food. Tori Tori will be a great showcase of japanese techniques that we hope to share with Orlando that will hopefully be a game changer.

DOMU to me is more than just a restaurant, bar or brand. Bringing it from a childhood business plan to fruition in 2016 is truly a dream come true. We have accomplished so much in the short 2 years that we have been around hitting accolades of winning local awards for our ramen, to winning best local chef, to even being on TV! Never in a million years would I have thought that my restaurant would be featured on shows that I use to sit on the other side of the TV and watched. Also being able to meet Andrew Zimmern in person and to hear all the great things he had to say is pretty much all I needed in my culinary career.

Although we have had a blessed few years, I feel like we have a lot more to do. Especially in my home town of Orlando. It has been my goal since the opening of DOMU to put Orlando on the map and that goal still stands as we move forward with our future plans and what’s to come.

Exclusive: Domu Chibi coming soon to East Orlando


Cows ‘n Cabs 2018 Biggest Ever

Cows Cabs Pig

The eigth annual Cows ‘n Cabs was held in Winter Park’s West Meadow on Saturday, Nov. 3. Organizer John Rivers said it was the biggest ever in terms of attendance and participating restaurants. And, potentially, monies raised for the two charities it benefits, After School All-Stars Orlando and Elevate Orlando. Highlights included Kathleen Blake’s Smoked Mullet Dip from Rusty Spoon and Frank Galeano’s Pork Belly Matambre from Tapa Toro. Most unusual dish was from Camilo Velasco of 1921 Mount Dora who offered breaded and fried (and spicy) Frog Legs. 

Watch the video below for some of the sights and sounds of the event:

Tony Roma

 https://www.scottjosephorlando.com/videos/4554-cows-n-cabs-2018-biggest-ever


First Look: Bulgogi House – Korean BBQ in West Orlando

All you can eat Korean BBQ has come to west Orlando. Previously, Izziban and Korea House on East Colonial were the mainstays if you wanted all you can eat Korean grilled meats on your table. They are located a little west of downtown Orlando and south of College Park in a place that once was home to a Chicago style Italian beef sandwich shop, among other short lived establishments. I think the tight parking situation in the back may attribute to some of this.

For lunch, there is a variety of Korean dishes a la carte to choose if you do not wish to have all you can eat Korean bbq.

For $26.99, you can choose from your regular assortment of Korean style meats including bulgogi and kalbi short rib, but there’s also some more interesting cuts like beef tongue, pork jowl, beef intestines, and beef entrails (they might want to look into a better translation – i think maybe beef chitterlings is a better term?). Also included: a wonderful steamed egg dish and Korean kim chi style stews as well as the traditional assortment of Korean pickled dishes. The kim chi was great but I do wish they had more variety of banchan appetizers. On our visit in early summer, it was humid and hot outside, and hot and humid inside – which is not the best weather for having hot and humid Korean barbecue grilling – but I am told the owners have added more A/C to help cool down the heat so that is great news.

Overall, the meat quality here is good – I think it is above Izziban’s quality but Korea House’s quality reigns supreme thus far. Definitely worth a try, especially if you are an adventurous eater – but they have regular dishes for those not so adventurous as well!

Bulgogi House

705 W Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32804

Light Korean Florida news reading

Kimchi jigae stew with tofu

Steamed egg – hot and steaming!

assorted cuts of Korean bbq meats including pork bellow and kalbi beef short ribs.

http://tastychomps.com/2018/11/first-look-bulgogi-house-korean-bbq-in-west-orlando.html


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Upcoming Events

  1. Miami/Brickell Festival of the Arts

    October 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  2. Comedian Gerry Dee World Comedy Tour in Naples, Florida

    November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
  3. Ocala Balloon Glow

    November 23 @ 5:00 pm - November 25 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0
  4. 9th Annual Shopapalooza Festival, Part 2

    November 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
  5. Lake Helen Christmas Parade & Santa’s Village

    November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
  6. Christmas in the Country – Lights Display, Hay Ride & Festival

    November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
  7. Soul Beach: The Outdoor R&b / Jazz Concert & Comedy Show on the Water

    November 24 @ 7:30 pm - November 25 @ 1:00 am UTC+0
  8. 15th Annual X-Country Marathon, 30K, Half-Marathon & 5K

    November 25 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm UTC+0
  9. FREE TICKETS! Tampa Improv 11/27 Stand Up Comedy Show

    November 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
  10. FL Orchestra Happy Hour Concert – Nov 28

    November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0

Join our Fun Network

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    October 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  2. Comedian Gerry Dee World Comedy Tour in Naples, Florida

    November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
  3. Ocala Balloon Glow

    November 23 @ 5:00 pm - November 25 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0
  4. 9th Annual Shopapalooza Festival, Part 2

    November 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
  5. Lake Helen Christmas Parade & Santa’s Village

    November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
  6. Christmas in the Country – Lights Display, Hay Ride & Festival

    November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
  7. Soul Beach: The Outdoor R&b / Jazz Concert & Comedy Show on the Water

    November 24 @ 7:30 pm - November 25 @ 1:00 am UTC+0
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    November 25 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm UTC+0
  9. FREE TICKETS! Tampa Improv 11/27 Stand Up Comedy Show

    November 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
  10. FL Orchestra Happy Hour Concert – Nov 28

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