Go Local Wednesdays


 

Pantry to Plate: A Chef’s Challenge

Three Central Florida chefs,  four local celebrity judges, one local food pantry, and one celebrity emcee…now that is a recipe for a good time!

Kathleen Blake of The Rusty Spoon, Hari Pulapaka of Cress Restaurant and John Rivers of 4 Rivers Smokehouse and The COOP will be facing off to prepare four gourmet meals using only ingredients from JFS Orlando’s Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry.  And all for a good cause, as all proceeds will go to JFS Orlando!

The event will be emceed by Celebrity Chef Cat Cora and judged by Scott McKenzie from Mix 105.1,  Heather McPhearson from the Orlando Sentinel,  Mark Baratelli from The Daily City and Amanda Walker from News 13.   Judges will choose the winner but a second award will be presented to the chef who receives the most votes from the event attendees!

Held at BB Kings Blues Club in Pointe Orlando on September 18th at 7pm, tickets are $125 per person or $1,000 for a table of ten.   Ticket holders will get to:

- Make cocktails with flair bartenders!

- Vote for the most impressive appetizer and entrée!

- Decorate your own SWEET! Cupcake with 3-time Cupcake Wars winner Hollis Wilder!

Eating amazing food, sipping delicious cocktails and indulging in decadent cupcakes all while supporting our local community, count us in!

 

 

Finally!  Pig Floyd’s  is opening its doors for business, tomorrow, September 11th at 4pm.  If you live in, frequent or even just drive through the Mills50 district I’m sure you noticed a while back that the old Atilla’s restaurant was being gutted.  That alone caused excitement for us, we love watching the Mills50 district grow and started wondering what would pop up there.  Would it be a new unique storefront, a craft beer bar, a locally owned restaurant…?  Our question was soon answered, a locally owned bbq restaurant, something Mills50 did not have!

Pig Floyd’s describes themselves as ‘Introducing a fresh interpretation of the barbecue experience.  Integrating cultural influences with traditional fire, smoke and pit methods to craft vibrant, delicious fare.’    There is something for everyone on their menu, from brisket and ribs to tofu and salads. And let’s not forget their sauces, from traditional sweet and hot to the more exotic Tikka Masala. From what we’ve heard Pig Floyd’s will not disappoint and we cannot wait to see that for ourselves!

There will definitely be a line forming before 4pm so get out there early and grab yourself some deliciousness from Mills50 District’s only bbq joint, Pig Floyd’s!

 

Pig Floyd’s

1326 N Mills Ave.

Orlando, FL 32803

(407)921-1696

 

Considering buying a home in the Mills50 District?  Check these out and call us today!

 

Don’t go alone, don’t make a sound, pretend you’re a stone.

Local artists Patrick Fatica and Blue Star have once again put their creative minds together to bring you yet another experiment in storytelling titled  Monster.  After the success of their past collaborations, ‘Hammers and Lambs’ and ‘Shadows of the Waifs’ they decided to bring something a little different to the table.  Using paper cutouts Fatica created a stop motion film about 5 little girls that get lost in the forest and fall victim to their vices, that film was the inspiration behind Star’s stage performance.  Dark and beautiful is something these two always seem to get just right!

If you are not familiar with these two locals be sure to visit one of this month’s shows and support the exciting art that is found surrounding Downtown Orlando in the Mills50 and Ivanhoe Village Main Street districts. This is definitely a show you do not want to miss and a perfect start to the Halloween season!

Be sure to visit the interactive website for some sneak peeks and behind the scenes footage!

The Opening show is this Friday September 5th at The Venue in Ivanhoe Village.

Tickets are on sale now: $15 advanced or $18 at the door. Call The Venue at 407-412-6895 for tickets.

Additional Dates and Times:

September 6*, 8, 12, 13, 15

Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm

*September 6th doors at 9pm, show at 10pm

 

Click here if you’re looking to purchase a home in the Mills50 or surrounding downtown districts!

 

 

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.

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