Who Says There’s Nothing to Do in Orlando? – First Day of Fall Pub Crawl

Author: Kayla Boundy

The time is now! Fall is here! and Mills50 is hosting the First Day of Fall Pub Crawl!

No plans tonight? Let’s change that!

6 pm tonight meet me at Wally’s (1001 N Mills) or Ten 10 Brewing Company (1010 Virginia Dr) to purchase your $5.00 wristband and get in on the fun, music, drink specials and friendly neighbors just looking to have a great time as the Northern leaves begin to change.

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Participants of this event include:

Who Says There’s Nothing to Do in Orlando?? See you later gators!

Email me at admin@thinklivebe.com  if you plan to join in and we can coordinate a group photo outside of one of the two location for wristbands!

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Go Local Wednesday- Black Rooster Taqueria

MISSION: “Create a place where delicious food is swiftly served and enjoyed by people with a passion for art, sustainability and real ingredients. Farm to Table.”

This mission statement is that of husband and wife dynamic duo John and Juliana Calloway. Holding the title of Founders, Chef, Key artists, and Owners of Black Rooster Taqueria  John and Juliana were a perfect fit for the Mills50 District community and have been thriving ever since opening their doors in 2016.

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Located in the “it spot” of the Mills50 District, Black Rooster’s concept is one that is delicious, fresh, and beautiful. Their menu is consistent with authentic Mexican dishes and side items and their prices are out of this world (In a very good way) [[$8.50 for a salad loaded with power foods; Green Kale, Red Radish, Green Cabbage, Green Grapes, Candied Pecan, Carrots, Celery, Onion, Parsley, Lemon AND Queso Fresco, How can you not appreciate the servings quality and cost??]]

Juliana being a native to Orlando and John traveling the world to study and gain the best knowledge of product and flavor profiles are the ideal team to make this establishment sky rocket and stick around for many years to come.

Do me a favor and check this place out, Their hours and menu can be found here!

What local establishments do you frequent often?

photo creds: blackroostertaqueria.com
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Who Says There’s Nothing to Do in Orlando?- Community Support

Author Kayla Boundy

Here’s your Nothing to Do Orlando!

The beginning of our week has reconfigured the flow of the end of our week; Events have been canceled, rescheduled, or  postponed until further notice and some of us may feel a little behind now.

With Hurricane Irma taking power from most of the communities throughout Orlando, many establishments had to make tough calls when throwing out hundreds of dollars’ worth of product and families were and still are without power and internet limiting their resources.

We continue to have an impact 5 days post storm with limited power, trees on power lines, broken windows, impacted roofs, missing shingles and debris on nearly every street you turn to and we can’t help to have additional sorrow for those affected near the Southern and Western coast of the sunshine state. Thankfully with FEMA driving into action to help the communities that were flooded by much stronger winds and storm surge, the families in all affected areas will soon have their relief.

For those who say There’s Nothing to Do in Orlando, you may be right this weekend due to the fact that many establishments and families are still sluggish from having to gather their marbles and protect themselves and their families first.

So.. to be the great city/community we are we’re just going to find something to do and my suggestion here is to shine some light and help your neighbors and communities by re-beautifying in anyway you can.

It all starts by assisting where possible; I have my bags, gloves, closed toe shoes, and extra water bottles in my mini cooler ready to go. I made sure my neighbors were clear on Tuesday, cleared my yard up on Wednesday and now It’s time to visit my next-door communities; All in time “The City Beautiful” will be even stronger!

For the Central Florida area many communities thrive off of the locally owned small businesses, many shop owners had to face days without power, unable to Re-open or properly provide service due to troubles at home or office. This in turn affecting their income and putting additional strain on their minds.

Show your support this weekend to your neighbors and small business owners and let us know who is open and stronger than before in your community!

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Go Local Wednesday – Lombardi’s Seafood

Recently claiming the Bronze for ‘Orlando Weekly’s Best Seafood‘ Tony Lombardi, SR. started his seafood chapter as a deckhand on a Tampa shrimping fleet in the early 1950’s. From the fleet he found a passage leading into a position at a local seafood wholesaler which brought him and his brother to the decision to open their own wholesale/retail seafood market. With the Orlando market growing in the 1960’s Tony and his wife (Angie) made the decision to pick up and set up shop in a small Suburb of Central Florida, Winter Park.

For 50 years Lombardi’s Seafood was located on the corner of Orlando and Orange Ave and made a definite name for themselves, it wasn’t until 2015 that Tony took a leap of change and broke ground at their new location (1888 W. Fairbanks Ave) this time adding on an upscale market and cafe.20882178_10155520011691549_3886492183685937619_n.jpg

 

Being a wholesale/retail store Lombardi’s is a common vendor to many of the local restaurants in the Orlando area. The retail portion of this establishment is genius for those who’d rather bring home fresh seafood and prepare delicious dishes in the comfort of their own kitchen.

I frequent Lombardi’s quite often and have yet to be disappointed, love me some oysters and snow crab. With fresh product in and out, some items may be a hit or miss and some may just not be in season, all at point Tony will not agree to serving up less than quality and the sacrifice of product not being in is one that we should all understand and accept for the sake of quality over quantity.

For your culinary resources their website allows for you can skim through the products that they have to offer viewing descriptions, awesome recipe’s, and pairings! (Here’s a link to that pageLombardi

Go get you some:

  • Maine/Florida Lobster
  • Oysters
  • King/Snow/Blue/Stone Crab
  • Shrimp
  • Salmon
  • Mahi
  • Tuna
  • Swordfish
  • and so much more…..

I have Snow Crab in my fridge ready for tonight as I write this. I’ve better head to Publix for some butter now! Enjoy and Go Local my friends!

They even have an app for that!

Download our FREE and NEW mobile app from Google Play or the App Store. Have access to our specials, menu, location info, and many more cool features at your fingertips! #app #seafood #foodporn

photo cred: @Lombardis_Seafood instagram page

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Who Says There’s Nothing to Do in Orlando? – Stephen King Tribute at Hourglass Brewery

Author EA Kayla 

Lifting their curtains tomorrow at 4 p.m. Hourglass brewery is launching their Stephen King Art Show. With the revamp buzz of the classic 90’s horror movie ‘IT’ Hourglass Brewery figured it’d be a fantastic idea to pay tribute to the King of Horror, and it is!

An art call was sent out to artist of Orlando in mid summer and their time to shine is finally here! With classics such as The Shining, Cujo, Rose Red, of course IT, Thinner, Carrie, and so many more you’re bound to recognize and relate the art piece to the stories.

Growing up I’ve always related Horror to King; due the books and movies my mother and father read and watched I couldn’t help but to follow along on the twisted trips. Inevitably I became my own fan and have cracked open nearly every novel written by King. So I’m excited.

But you should be too, if you haven’t paid much attention to King and his work over the 3 decades of existence take this opportunity to explore and learn all while of course enjoying a cold brew!

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From Sept 2nd to Sept 29th this event is live at 480 S Ronald Reagan Blvd and requires no entry fee.

Share with me your experiences! Email me at Admin@thinklivebe.com

 

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Go Local Wednesday- Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream!

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Located in Audubon Park off of Corrine Drive, Kelly started her ice cream career by scooping ice cream in upstate New York in order to make her way through nursing school and today she has an incredible shop and following. 

Kelly and her team have been crafting homemade ice cream and sorbets in small batches right here in The City Beautiful since July 2015. With a menu of unique and seasonal flavors offering shaved ice, ice cream flights, shakes, floats and sundaes Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream shop can hit the sweet strings of just about anybody. 

You do know she even has an Ice Cream truck that attends public and catered events. Right?

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You can find her every Monday serving up scoops at the Lake Nona Farmers Market and you can even invite her to share her ice cream at one of your birthday parties or group gatherings. 

If you haven’t been to this locally owned establishment what are you waiting for!!?? The menu consists of Strawberry Basil, mango, blackberry Sorbet, Seasonal flavors (Pumpkin’s gotta be coming soon!), and all your classic flavors (CHOCOLATE and COFFEE).  NOW I”M REALLY SCREAMING FOR ICE CREAM

For our Lake Como friends and family (and fellow community neighbors) I’m not sure if you noticed the freshly pained building with pink pillars located on the corner of Kaley and Fern Creek but guess who will be making an appearance? Correct. Kelly’s opening shop this fall so we can enjoy our daily intake of ice cream you just can’t seem to find in the freezer sections.12373337_1007412632658262_6180700690382078494_n

Go local friends, find out more about Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream on her website kellyshomemadeicecream.com and follow her on Facebook to stay in tune with events and specials. 

 

Email me at admin@thinklivebe.com with local establishments new or old that deserve some attention 

 

photo cred: Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream .com
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Who Says There’s Nothing to Do in Orlando?- Veranda Park & Art Music Festival

Tomorrow (Saturday 8.26) is the annual Veranda Park & Art Music Festival. It is the largest Festival of it’s kind in the Metro West neighborhood and will use this years primary focus of Live Performing Music to bring together a mixture of multi-cultural music genres such as Jazz, Blues, Reggae & Latin Music.

Food, Drinks, Music, and a Painting Area are all ingredients to a recipe of fun in my books!  Check out there Facebook page for additional info.

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Location:

Veranda Park

2121 South Hiawassee Road Orlando, FL 32835

Date & Time:

Sat, August 26, 2017

12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Tickets:

Pricing ranges from FREE (today ONLY!!!) to 18.95 which will include 2 discounted drink tickets, Access to the paint area, and a T-Shirt (See more details and Purchase here)

 

Shoot me an email at admin@thinklivebe.com with any upcoming events in the Orlando area that I can share with our readers!

 

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