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!

*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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*Image from cityoforlando.net

*Image from cityoforlando.net

It’s that time of year again when we bust out the Popsicles and american flags! 4th of July is one of the funnest holidays and there’s a lot going on around town this year.

Lake Eola has it’s annual Fireworks at the Fountain event which is always sure to impress. The event starts at 4pm with performances throughout the night from Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. There will be food and beverage vendors as well as a childrens area. The firework display starts at 9:10pm, get there early to get a good spot!

Winter Park will be having their festive day time event the Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration. There will be live music by the Bach Festival Brass Band and the Bach festival Choir. Good news –  free hotdogs, water and watermelon while supplies last! There will also be horse-drawn wagon rides and childrens activities complete with inflatables!

Worried you won’t see enough fireworks on the 4th? Well you’re in luck! Baldwin park is having their 4th celebration on the 5th of July at Harbor Park. The Baldwin Park Rotary holds The Baldwin Park Independence Day Bash every year either before or after the actual holiday. The event is free to attend and will feature live music, a food & beer garden, and fireworks over Lake Baldwin after dark.

Have a happy and safe 4th, Orlando!

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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New in town and super unique! Extract in Winter Park has a super cool location that is all outdoors in a courtyard setting. The specialties here are juice and tapas with a vast menu including some nice adult beverages. On certain occasions (Sunday Brunch), Extract offers a special 3 course meal option with an unlimited drink special.  The tapas menu includes a variety of meat and vegan options and are all fresh dishes. Do try the Ahi Tacos and one of the pita pizzas, extract uses a lot of interesting flavor combinations!

The staff is extremely friendly and will answer all your questions and make suggestions. Bonus! – while you’re relaxing at Extract you can play giant jenga and cornhole, very fun environment!

Extract is located at 400 W. New England Ave

 

Want some local fun in the beginning of your week? Tasty Tuesdays will give you just that! With a rotating schedule of about 12 food trucks each Tuesday (they usually announce them on their faceboook) and a family friendly environment you can’t go wrong. Tasty Tuesdays happens in the Milk District at 2424 E. Robinson Street  in the back parking lots of the strip where The Milk Bar, Etoile Boutique and Spacebar are located (all of which have their doors open).

PS – Did you know Orlando recently was named the number one city for most food trucks per resident? Pretty cool! Be sure to get out there and get the best of all the local noms’.

 

*Image from lunafest.org

*Image from lunafest.org


Happy Memorial Day Weekend! As per usual, there’s a lot happening in the City Beautiful this weekend.

Lunafest is taking place tonight (Friday) at Leu Gardens. Lunafest is a traveling film festival comprised of short films by women, for women and about women. Tickets are $15 at the door and you can enter the gardens at 6:30 with the films starting at 8:30. Bring a picnic dinner and take a nice stroll before the films begin!

Saturday you can check out a Memorial Day Concert by the Orlando Concert Band at Cyprus Grove Park starting at 10am. You can also get your groove on later at Ember for their Memorial Day party starting at 9pm with live music.

On Sunday we have our open house from 2-4. After, we’ll be at The Dupster Dive party that we previously blogged about, come see us!

 

 

 

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