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September 16, 2019

BEST NEW AND FEATURED PRODUCTS ANNOUNCED FOR FLORIDA RESTAURANT & LODGING SHOW AND HEALTHY FOOD EXPO



ORLANDO, FL, September 16, 2019 - Thousands of new products and services from 400 exhibiting companies for restaurants, caterers and foodservice establishments were introduced during this week's Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show and Healthy Food Expo Florida being held together at the Orange County Convention Center.   Several Awards were presented, including:
The  Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show and Healthy Food Expo are produced and managed by Clarion UX, and sponsored by the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association.  The trade show and conference provide industry professionals access to the hottest menu trends, state of the art design and decor, a renowned education program, several culinary demonstrations, and 400+ of the leading vendors and purveyors dedicated to serving the restaurant & foodservice community. For more information, visit https://www.flrestaurantandlodgingshow.com/.

September 14, 2019

DISNEY’S ALADDIN SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Orlando Native Michael James Scott
to reprise his role as Genie for Orlando Engagement


PERFORMANCES JANUARY 22 – FEBRUARY 9, 2020
AT DR. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

ORLANDO, Fla. (September 13, 2019) — The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and Disney Theatrical Productions announced today that tickets for the long-awaited Orlando engagement of Disney’s Aladdin go on sale to the public today, Friday, September 13 at 10 a.m. The hit Broadway musical will begin performances in Orlando at the Dr. Phillips Center on Wednesday, January 22 for a limited engagement of three weeks through Sunday, February 9, 2020.  The opening night is Thursday, January 23 at 8 p.m. 

September 12, 2019

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT TO HOST INAUGURAL RUNNING UNIVERSAL EPIC CHARACTER RACE WEEKEND IN FEBRUARY 2020

RUNNING IS UNIVERSAL:
 
Runners Will Race Through Two of Universal Orlando’s Incredible Theme Parks During
First-Ever Epic Character Race 5K and 10K

ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 12, 2019) – Ready… Set… Universal! On February 1 & 2, 2020, Running Universal comes to Orlando. Universal Orlando Resort will host its first-ever Running Universal Epic Character Race 5K and 10K and give runners a first-ever opportunity to race through Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure during an action-packed race weekend surrounded by some of the most iconic characters in pop culture.

Built on the success of the Running Universal races at Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando’s Epic Character Race will provide runners with the chance to race surrounded by their favorite characters within some of the most immersive theme park environments ever created. 

NETFLIX’S “STRANGER THINGS” COMES TO LIFE FOR A LIMITED TIME AT UNIVERSAL’S CABANA BAY BEACH RESORT

T
he Hit Series Featured at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights Expands to the Hotel
With a Special Pop-Up Photo Experience

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort just got a whole lot stranger. From now until October 31, guests can go further into the Upside Down as Netflix’s “Stranger Things” springs to life in select areas of the hotel.

Guests will get an exclusive look inside the iconic Byers’ living room from season one, and fan-favorite ice cream shop Scoops Ahoy, from season three of the hit sci-fi series through special photo pop-ups in the hotel. The pop-ups will be open daily from 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. (hours may vary) on the second floor of Cabana Bay Beach Resort and are exclusive to Universal Orlando hotel guests. Guests must show a room key to gain access to this exclusive pop-up experience – Cabana Bay guests will receive priority access, while guests of the other Universal Orlando Resort hotels will queue in a standby line.

EXPERIENCE AN EVENING OF MAGIC AT CHRISTNER’S PRIME STEAK & LOBSTER


Dinner Show Includes Four-Course Menu and Entertainment by See Magic Live
 
ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 12, 2019) – Tantalize the senses at Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster during Orlando’s most thrilling dinner show. Enjoy the award-winning flavors of a four-course menu while Kostya Kimlat and his team of See Magic Live magicians tease the eyes with an interactive live performance.

“Our Evening of Magic dinner show is the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion or simply enjoy an intimate evening with friends and family,” says Owner Alice Christner. “We guarantee you are in for an entertaining experience of fascinating mysteries and delectable food and wine.”

September 11, 2019

The Creative City Project Presents “IMMERSE 2019” Returning To Downtown Orlando On Friday, October 18 And Saturday, October 19 – Expanding With National And International Talent

 

The Creative City Project Takes Their Programming to New Heights with IMMERSE 2019: Including “Blue Man Group”, British Installation Artists “Architects of Air” and LA-Based Dance Company “Diavolo”

Orlando, FL (September 11, 2019) – Central Florida’s signature arts event returns for its 8th year to the heart of Downtown Orlando as The Creative City Project presents “IMMERSE 2019” on FridayOctober 18 and SaturdayOctober 19.  In partnership with the 2019 presenting sponsor, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, IMMERSE is the annual performing and interactive arts experience from The Creative City Project.  This year’s event platforms more than 1,000 artists from 140 arts organizations and artist collectives in the streets and public spaces of Downtown Orlando along Orange Avenue, Church Street and Pine Street on Friday and Saturday from 5pm-11pm, with installations opening at 3pm on Saturday.  This year, IMMERSE will also include activations at Seneff Plaza at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.  New performances and interactive installations from across the US and abroad make IMMERSE 2019 more exciting than ever.

September 10, 2019

Pet Alliance Of Greater Orlando Declares September 23-29 “National Hound Around Town Week”

Central Florida’s Beloved Pet Experts Mark a Special Week Dedicated to Its New “Hound Around Town” Community Enrichment Program for Shelter Dogs

Orlando, FL (September 10, 2019) – This month marks 83 years of Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando helping out furry companions of Central Florida.  To commemorate this milestone, Pet Alliance is dedicating a whole week to celebrate its new “Hound Around Town” program.  Pet Alliance declares “National Hound Around Town Week” from Monday, September 23 to SundaySeptember 29, the official anniversary of the beloved organization.  The week will emphasize Hound Around Town, which is a unique opportunity for animal lovers to enrich the life of a shelter dog by taking them out of the shelter for fresh air and into the community for a fun outing.

Those interested in Hound Around Town, simply fill out an application and watch a video to take a furry friend out on an excursion.  Once approved, designated shelter dogs are available to be checked out seven days a week from 12pm-3pm for a maximum of two hours, and they can be taken to any of the approved locations near the Pet Alliance shelters, like a pet-friendly restaurant or park.  Participants are encouraged to post pictures on social media with the hashtag #houndaroundtown in order to spread the word about the exciting new program. 

September 7, 2019

Uncover a Secret Bar, Private Patios, and To-Die-For Specialty Cocktails at Orlando’s Newest Haunt, Dark Horizon: Point of No Return

Limited TERROR-UP Experiences Offered Nightly to Daring Thrill-Seekers Looking to Enhance Their Frights

Tickets on Sale Now at DarkHorizonOrlando.com

[Orlando, FL] –September 7, 2019 –  Florida’s history is coming back to haunt you as Dark Horizon: Point of No Return makes its debut in Orlando, Florida October 10 – November 2, 2019 with the first-ever West Coast-style pop-up haunt in the East. Those daring enough will have the opportunity to venture through Dark Horizon in hopes of stumbling upon the demented delights brewing within  Looter’s Lair, an immersive secret bar inside one of the haunted houses. Guests are encouraged to pique their curiosity, mingle with monsters, and test their boundaries of fear in hopes of discovering the strongest spirits at Dark Horizon to sip on the to-die-for new specialty craft cocktails that only lurk within.

“There will be a secret bar located in one of our haunted houses. Access is only granted to those lucky enough to acquire a vintage gold coin. Everyone is going to want to be in the secret bar - It’s the ultimate immersive bar experience,” hinted Charity Hill, Dark Horizon Executive Co-Producer. “Select cast and crew members throughout the event possess gold coins for the taking. These coins provide a mystifying clue hinting at the location of an access point.”

September 6, 2019

“DARK ARTS AT HOGWARTS CASTLE” TO MAKE ITS HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED DEBUT AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT ON SEPTEMBER 14

All-New Experiences at Universal Orlando Resort will Bring the Darker Side of 
the Wizarding World – including Death Eaters – to Life in Hogsmeade on 
Select Nights Through November 15

Orlando, Fla. (September 5, 2019) – Next week, the all-new light projection experience, “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle,” will make its highly-anticipated debut at Universal Orlando Resort – utilizing state-of-the-art projection mapping, special effects and lighting to bring a new dimension of magic to life on the majestic Hogwarts castle. And, for the first time at Universal Orlando, guests will be able to encounter Death Eaters - devoted followers of Lord Voldemort known for their allegiance and practice of the Dark Arts – as part of their experience in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade.

PHANTASMAGORIA X – “Reckoning” The Tenth Anniversary installment in this acclaimed Halloween series

Photo: Chris Bridges

“The time has come. . .” 

Called “One of the most unique theater troupes in the country.”  by Good Day Atlanta, and direct
from its ongoing sold out performances in multiple cities and states,  Phantasmagoria is proud to
present their 10th Anniversary main stage installment of their long running critically acclaimed series PHANTASMAGORIA X “Reckoning”  -  bringing their unique brand of “Whimsical Macabre” terrors to the 2019 Halloween Season!

With the ongoing critically acclaimed success of the past decade of main stage and touring shows,
events and appearances – the brand-new PHANTASMAGORIA X “Reckoning” thunders on to the
stage with all new stories of terror!  Live performers, “Phantastical” dance, explosive stage combat,
puppetry, projections and haunting storytelling combine to create a tapestry of macabre and
whimsical horror! 

The Royal Palm Railway Experience and Phantasmagoria present “The Royal Palm Ghost Train”

Photo: Shannon Sikora

“By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes. . . .” 
Coming this fall the Royal Palm Railway celebrates the Halloween Season as critically 
acclaimed Victorian Horror Troupe “PHANTASMAGORIA” brings its unique brand of 
“Ghostly” storytelling for our first ever “Royal Palm Ghost Train”! 
Called “One of the most unique theater troupes in the country” by Good Day Atlanta, 
this evocative troupe will weave their tapestry of haunting tales in a very special 
custom performance for our passengers . . . if you dare

September 5, 2019

Teak Neighborhood Grill Serves Up $5 Burgers All Month Long For Teak’s Inaugural “Burger World Tour”


Enjoy a Different One of Teak’s Most Popular, Unique and Delicious, Award Winning Burgers Every Day in September for Only $5

Orlando, FL (September 5, 2o19) – No one serves up burgers better than Teak Neighborhood Grill, and now, the home of Central Florida’s best burgers is offering their top-rated, tasty burgers at a discounted price.  For the entire month of September, Teak is introducing their “Burger World Tour” and featuring a different burger every day for only $5.  From Teak’s popular “Drunken Monk” and “Cronie Burger” to their mouthwatering “OMG Burger” and “Waffle Burger”, all the burger favorites off Teak’s ever-evolving main menu and Underground Menu are showcased in their Burger World Tour this month.

September 2, 2019

GUIDE - Celebrating National Beer Lovers Day in Orlando


Beer and the process of brewing it are rich in history, tradition, and evolution. National Beer Lover’s Day is observed annually on September 7th, paying tribute to the tradition, and to cerevisaphiles - those who love one of the world's most popular alcoholic drinks!

BEER FACTS


  • The first President of the United States recorded a recipe for brewing beer in his notes. 
  • Many early recipes and origins of brewing in America stemmed from German immigrants.
  • Beer has been around for centuries dating as far back as the Egyptians and Romans. 
  • Women did the majority of beer brewing in ancient Egypt.
  • An ancient Egyptian document lists 17 types of beer, with names like joy-bringer and heavenly.
  • Nowadays, Craft beer is a thriving business and breweries are becoming wildly popular.
  • The beer industry in the United States turns annual profits of over 100 billion dollars.
  • In 1983, there were 49 licensed breweries in the U.S.; by the end of 2017, there were 8,863.
  • The largest brewery in the world is Anheuser-Busch, maker of Budweiser and Corona.
  • Germany serves beer ice cream in popsicle form.
  • The strongest beer in the world is Snake Venom, by Scottish brewery Brewmeister. 67.5% abv
  • Odd ingredients used by modern brewers include coffee, oatmeal, avocado, cookie dough, chipotle peppers, seaweed, oysters, candy corn, squid ink, blue cheese, pastrami, and pig brain.
  • Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass.
  • At the end of Prohibition, FDR said, "What America needs now is a drink."

August 28, 2019

Don't Miss the Pokebar Pop-Up - Coming To Orlando In October!


GOTTA CATCH 'EM ALL!

On October 12 come and play the real-life pop-up version of the hit game at Castle Church Brewing! This epic pop-up PokéBar is in Orlando for a limited time only. Don’t miss your chance to catch Pokémon, evolve them, and win points! 

There will be a variety of Pokémon to catch, spanning from different regions. Collect Pokémon from all the regions for your chance to be the ultimate winner. 

Tickets are $45 and include a Pokémon themed burger and a themed drink. Entertainment includes trivia, DJs spinning your favorite tunes, prizes for best costume and more. Tickets are sold on a first-come-first-serve basis and can be purchased at https://www.thepokebarpopup.com!

Will you be the ultimate trainer?

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TooJay’s Deli September Cake Sales Take a Slice Out of Hunger



WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (August 28, 2019) – TooJay’s Deli is taking a slice out of hunger during the month of September with one dollar from every slice of cake sold directly benefitting Feeding Florida.

Feeding Florida is a statewide network of Feeding America food banks providing a healthy, adequate and consistent food supply to those in need. Every dollar donated provides 11 meals through the Feeding Florida network.

ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL


Philharmonic to pay tribute to iconic performances of Jimi Hendrix, The Who, and more

(WednesdayAugust 28, Orlando, FL) – The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off its 2019-2020 Pops Series with two performances of Woodstock 50th Anniversary featuring Jeans ‘n Classics on SaturdayOctober 5 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. at Bob Carr Theater.

The program, the first of five in the Pops Series, will be led by Music Director Eric Jacobsen and will celebrate the iconic festival phenomenon with music by Janis Joplin, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jefferson Airplane, and others. The Philharmonic is excited to be welcoming Jeans ‘n Classics back to Orlando. A staple guest artist of the annual concert at “The Springs” in Longwood, FL, Jeans ‘n Classics is a Philharmonic favorite, bringing to life the music of ABBA, Sting & The Police, and Marvin Gaye in recent years.

August 27, 2019

EXPERIENCE THE ULTIMATE NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION WITH EVE AT UNIVERSAL CITYWALK Tickets on Sale Now for the Best Party This Year… and Next


In just a few months, EVE at Universal CityWalk – Universal Orlando Resort’s epic New Year’s Eve celebration for guests 21 and up – will return to the heart of the destination’s entertainment complex. Guests can experience an exhilarating New Year’s celebration unlike any other where they can enjoy gourmet food & beverages, exceptional live entertainment across Orlando’s largest outdoor dance floor and more in an atmosphere unrivaled by any party thrown this year… and next.

Advance pricing on tickets, VIP packages and annual passholder specials are available now for the eye-popping New Year’s Eve party - with more options than ever before to kick off 2020 in style. 

August 22, 2019

Dancing with the Stars Celebrity Guest at Southern Women’s Show Orlando


Orlando, FL (August, 21) – Mark your calendar for the once a year and much-anticipated 
Southern Women’s Show, September 26 – 29, 2019. Returning for its 29th annual event, 
the show features an exciting 4 days of one-of-a-kind shopping, fashion shows, cooking 
demonstrations, health screenings, DIY workshops, makeovers and so much more! 

UNCOVERING FLORIDA’S QUIRKY ACCOMMODATIONS

 

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA (August 22, 2019) – Many vacationers travel for the experience to “live like the locals,” and in many Florida destinations, for an out of the box experience, you can experience the quirky side through your choice of lodgings.  Here are just a few examples…

BETTER THAN A MAGIC KINGDOM IN CENTRAL FLORIDA
Have you ever considered reserving a room at an Inn with it’s own airplane hangar, man cave, yurt, treehouse and classic car hangar?  In Orlando North, Seminole County, FL there’s a small but very unusual property that features all this and more. The rural Danville B&B, 5-star AirBnB-rated, is self-contained in an airplane hangar that looks like a country porch upon arrival, then magically transforms into a mini-town with the flick of a switch. It features a cozy inn with two guest rooms, an Irish Pub, theater, photo booth and wedding pavilion. Guests can enjoy a stay in the master suite, with access via a private residential elevator or the dramatic oak staircase. Additional hangars house planes, a man cave, and classic cars.  There are also yurt and treehouse accommodations too.  The owner/pilot will fly guests for an aerial view of the area in his private plane and guests can tool around in vintage vehicles from the classic car hangar or roam the property on Segways.    232 N. Jungle Road, Geneva, FL 32732. (407) 349-5724www.danvillebnb.comPHOTO GALLERY: http://www.danvillebnb.com/wedding-gallery.htm

SIGNATURE UPSIDE DOWN TRACTOR INSTALLED AT FORTHCOMING OLE RED ORLANDO AT ICON PARK


Blake Shelton-Inspired $15 Million Bar, Restaurant & Music Venue Expected To Open Late Spring 2020


Orlando, Fla. – Visitors to ICON Park got an unexpected surprise as construction crews suspended a 1940 Farmall Model A tractor on the ceiling of the fourth Ole Red location, expected to open late spring 2020. 
 
Inspired by country music superstar and Grand Ole Opry member Blake Shelton’s satirical hit “Ol’ Red,” Ole Red Orlando will bring the best of southern food, hospitality and live music to one of the nation’s most exciting tourism markets.

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