Go Local Wednesdays


Getting fit is always more fun when you have a friend to do it with!  Since July Track Shack has been hosting a free mid-week running session to promote exercise and community, tonight is the last night of the season to join them.  The course starts on Oregon St. and then spills into the Orlando Urban Trail, as well as parts of Track Shack’s Celebration of Running course, it is roughly a three mile run and all levels are welcome.  Water and Gatorade will be available pre and post run, if that doesn’t quench your thirst be sure to head on over to Hawker’s for an extended happy hour just for the runners!

Running starts at 6pm tonight, arrive a few minutes early to sign in, get some water and sign up for any giveaways.  Let’s get fit, make a few new friends and explore the Mills 50 district!

static.squarespaceDeliciousness alert! There’s a new business in Thornton Park serving up all kinds of crepes. Never had a crepe? You are truly missing out. Think of a pancake, but lighter and filled with all kinds of treats. Qarma Crepes has a philosophy of  “Eat well. Do good.” They believe in making great, quality food while also giving back to the community. Three cents of every dollar made goes to three new charities every month.

As far as the menu is concerned, this place hasn’t missed a beat. They don’t just have sweet crepes, they also have savory ones that include things like ham, gouda and pickles! See the full menu here, it’s drool-worthy.

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If you haven’t been to this super fun local event, you are missing out! Every 2nd Thursday Thornton Park holds a wine and art walk. For $10 you get a cup, then visit the local bars/restaurants/business’ in the area to get their featured drink! Art is set up along the way and it’s a fun time had by all!

To see the full list of participating stops along with a map and parking information, click here.

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B3 has been in the Audubon Garden Dsitrict for awhile now, but recently expanded their super cosy cafe by adding a larger dining and relaxing area! The cafe is casual and inviting and serves “savory fare with a cycling flair” which includes a delicious food menu, many latte and coffee options as well as wine and beer. The staff is incredibly friendly and will answer any questions you have. Its a go to spot to watch any biking event and bikers around town are encouraged to bike on over.

Check out the B3 Website to see all their events and menus.

*Image from Mills50District Instagram

*Image from Mills50District Instagram

The new Mills Brewpub (used to be Bananas) had a sneak peek event Monday night and we were in attendance to see what it was all about! The interior has been hugely upgraded and has a modern industrial feel. The food menu is nice with some of the typical pub fare plus some entree options. The drink menu includes some select draft beers, many bottles, a red and white wine list as well as cocktails.

All in all Mills Brewpub seems like it’s going to be a pretty fun after work spot to eat and drink! They open up to the public next week, be sure to stop in.

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The City Beautiful is already a wonderful place to live, but what if it could be even better? That’s exactly the question the leaders of Project DTO are asking themselves and the community. Project DTO is a visioning process to create and develop the next stage of Downtown Orlando. The main objectives of the projects include a DTO Vision, DTO Marketing Strategy, and a new Downtown Orlando Community Redevelopment Area Plan to set forth a roadmap to achieve the new vision.

The project has designated some key areas for focus: transit, parking, arts & culture, city identity and the social landscape of the community. Project DTO has a whole entire task force of 75 passionate individuals that will be movers and shakers in the cause.

The best part of all of this is that Project DTO is asking YOU, the Orlando community for ideas and input. They have made it really fun and easy to participate and here’s how you can:

1. Project DTO has an impressions survey for you to fill out and say what you think is valuable in a downtown area.

2. Oyes/Ono – See something cool in a different city that you would like to see in Orlando? Post it to social media with the hashtag #oyes, or if you see something you don’t like happening you can tag it with #ono.

3. Simply just drop an email and let Project DTO know what your ideas are.

Be sure to check out the Project DTO Facebook page to stay updated. Also, get rolling on some ideas!

Yoga is all the rage lately and we found our new favorite studio located conveniently in Audubon Park. Warrior Power Yoga is a quaint studio with a very inviting atmosphere and excellent instructors. The studio offers 40 different classes per week and offers a range of styles including hot power yoga, non-heated flow, yin yoga, power core and sculpt with weights. In addition to the regular schedule Warrior Power Yoga also offers yoga teacher training as well as specialty classes – we also heard that this summer they will be having Stand Up Paddleboard classes – fun!

You can check out the Warrior Power Yoga schedule here. The studio is located at 2822 Corrine Drive, Orlando FL 32803. There is parking in front and back, and you can also park across the street at the clinic after 5pm.

*BONUS – you know what’s right next to Warrior Power Yoga? The super delicious cafe Bikes Beans and Bordeaux as well as Orlando’s favorite beer parlour, Red Light Red Light.

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