I love brunch, and I love movies. So why am I just learning about this “Best Kept Secret” according to Orlando Weekly – Uncomfortable Brunch at Will’s Pub?? The concept is pretty novel. You go to brunch at Will’s Pub and while you dine, you watch a provocative movie. As described on their website, “This concept seemed funny to us. Juxtapose a lovely social activity like brunch with an objectively antisocial activity like viewing historically significant, but unsettling, cinema.” Then when it’s done playing you are challenged to engage in dialogue with fellow diners about what you thought of the movie. They host a different movie every month, so they’re sure to have something you would be interested in.
This Sunday, January 8th, Uncomfortable Brunch will be bringing Requiem for a Dream to Will’s Pub. The movie stars:
Ellen Burstyn was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance. The movie is a twisted web of addiction following a mother and son on two separate paths of drug abuse leaving them hollow shells of their former selves. I remember watching this movie in my 20’s and I will tell you it leaves you feeling sad and indeed uncomfortable with the challenges and deep wells of delusion the characters go through. Robert Ebert gave the movie a 3.5/4 stars when it first hit the scene in 2000.
I hope you’ll join the conversation at Uncomfortable Brunch this Sunday! I know I will be heading to the Uncomfortable Brunch very soon!
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I love hearing about new places, and I have to see after reading the review at Orlando Weekly of Taste of Yucatan, this new restaurant is on my short list of “must try’s.” Mexican food in the US is sometimes only identified as tacos and burritos, but the Yucatán evolved in isolation from the rest of the country until recent decades, and its cuisine is an amalgam of native, European, Caribbean, and Middle Eastern flavors and techniques.
According to the restaurant review, you can try a medley of different things for very reasonable prices. Making it perfect for penny conscious!
Have you been yet? We’d love to hear your review.
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Many people are asking me what I think 2017 will bring for the real estate market. I wrote a post last week breaking down a recent article from the chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors. I hope you’ll take a moment to read it. But what I know is that right now in the Downtown Orlando area the market under $350,000 is still strong for sellers and tight for buyers.
The inventory in Orlando has remained low for 8 months in a row in what we would consider a “seller’s market”. On the flip side, the prices have flatlined. In the last three months the median price in Orlando has been stuck at $205,000! If you want or need to sell your home, now is the time to get it done.
Prices have remained between $203-207k since May! That lack of increase month to month indicates we may have maxed out what the market will bear. All it takes is just a bit more inventory to shift the market.
As the election results came in, interest rates rose. They are expected to continue to rise. That will only further erode affordability in the Central Florida region, pricing many buyers out of the market. If you want to maximize your sales price, you may want to get things going sooner rather than later.
Of course real estate is local and some Central Florida regions and price points are already experiencing a bit of a shift into a buyer’s market. Each house and case is unique, so contact us to see if you’re in a seller or buyer’s market and if it makes sense to make a move.
Holiday season is upon us! The Annual Jingle Eve Festival and Boat Parade starts at 5pm thru 10PM tomorrow November 19th! Merchants will be open throughout the district for some holiday shopping, dining, and drinking! There will be a tree lighting, carolers, a Santa village, pedi cabs to get you around. And of course they will light the “Happy Holidays” sign overlooking Lake Ivanhoe.
For a little adult fun, join the wine stroll. From 5pm-10pm sip & stroll through the 14 participating locations within Ivanhoe Village. Each spot features a wine tasting curated by Tim’s Wine Market.
Jingle Eve is a FREE event, the wine stroll is $25. Get your tickets here for the wine stroll.
We are entering shopping season as Thanksgiving approaches. Every year American Express sponsors Small Business Saturday to highlight the small business across America and encourage you to shop local. This year the Mills50 Main Street will be have 14 business participate. Visit a store and you will receive a raffle ticket to be entered to win an awesome Mills50 gift basket with prizes from each location! It is the place to shop this holiday season.
The participating businesses are listed below. Each location has included a gift or gift certificate in the raffle gift basket. Get out, shop local, eat local, and enter to win!