The Orlando Real | Page #4

By Kismet Kohn

The Heavy is located in Downtown Winter Park and is home to beautiful plants, flowers, home decor, and more! The hours vary depending on the day and if they have events going on inside but most days you can stop in anytime between 10 AM and 6 PM.

The Greenery

The Heavy has a wide variety of plants available for customers to buy, ranging from a small succulent to a massive monstera. There are some plants available year-round but the best kinds tend to be seasonal. In the spring and summer, they offer carnivorous plants, including venus fly traps which are the perfect house plants for Floridians! If you don’t want to worry about the upkeep of your plants there is an entire outdoor section featuring succulents and cacti that will…

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By Jessica Hristov

Last year, it was announced that an expansion was being added to Toy Story Land. That’s right- in addition to a new gift shop, there would be a new table-service dining location called Woody’s Roundup Rodeo BBQ. We now have an opening date for Hollywood Studios’ newest restaurant. You can grab a bite to eat in Andy’s backyard beginning March 23, 2023! Want to know more? Here is everything we know about Woody’s Roundup Rodeo BBQ.


Woody’s Roundup Rodeo BBQ will be themed around a rodeo arena that Andy created especially for his toys! Andy has taken some of his favorite games and play sets to create a colorful, bright atmosphere for its guests! Guests of the restaurant will dine in play set areas such as “western…

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By Holley Long 

It happens too often: we see a photo of a cute, hand painted home decor piece we want to recreate, but the cost of materials and lack of space to complete it make the project not worth the effort. 

Thankfully, there’s a place that lets you live your creative dreams by removing those roadblocks. 

What is Pinspiration? 

Founded in 2015 by a mom who knew all too well the frustrating barriers to creativity, Pinspiration offers visitors the tools and supplies they need to bring their DIY project visions to life. While you can create many of the projects on your own, there are also workshops and classes to help guide your artistic ambitions. 

Along with supplies and tools, the studio has an inspiring and fun environment to…

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By Yasmene Warren

Home in south Winter Park sells after 26 days on the market at $899K.

The Home

This four bedroom, three bathroom single family home was built in 1957 and was updated and remodeled in 2018. As you enter the front door, you're greeted with a wide open space that can used as a play area or sitting room. Continuing throughout the home, you’ll find real hardwood flooring, a kitchen with marble countertops and backsplash, double oven, separate beverage refrigerator and stainless steel appliances. The secluded primary bedroom comes with an updated bathroom and a closet with built-in shelving. The other bedrooms also have plenty of closet space and share an updated bathroom.

There’s more than 500 square feet of backyard space in…

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By Yasmene Warren

It’s freezing in Orlando! Or at least, it is inside Orlando’s Frozen Nitrogen Ice Cream shop! Check out how this business puts a chilling twist on everybody’s favorite frozen treat.

What is Frozen Nitrogen Ice Cream?

Frozen Nitrogen Ice Cream is an ice cream shop that specializes in making ice cream that is frozen with liquid nitrogen in house. Each ice cream flavor is made to order, so you can watch as the liquid nitrogen vapors emit from the mixing bowl itself. Liquid nitrogen freezes ice cream at -320 degrees, which is why they’re able to make your order so quickly in store.

Located in East Orlando on Alafaya Trail is where you’ll find the magic happening. There are also two other locations in Lake Mary and…

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By Kismet Kohn

Maitland is an up-and-coming city located near Winter Park, featuring small businesses and good schools. Being pretty close to downtown Orlando and Baldwin Park as well,  Maitland has something for everyone!


Maitland is located just north of Downtown Orlando, making it the center of Florida. It’s about an hour's drive to any of the east coast beaches, such as New Smyrna or Cocoa Beach. Disney World and Universal Studios are just thirty minutes away so you can just hop on I-4 and drive to a theme park on a whim if you wanted to! The art museums are located just fifteen minutes away making it a great location if you like the arts. There are so many hidden gems located within a thirty-minute radius of Maitland, it’s…

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By Yasmene Warren

Breakfast and brunch just got a thousand times better — especially since this place has begun offering table top service. Farm & Haus has two locations - one located on Park Avenue and the other at East End Market in Winter Park. It's the perfect place to go for a locally sourced dining experience!

All About Farm & Haus

What initially began as a spot in Winter Park’s East End Market is now a brick and mortar establishment on South Park Avenue. Farm & Haus is a breakfast/brunch restaurant that serves fresh foods with ingredients sourced locally.

Farm & Haus serves a lot of typical American breakfast dishes, but what sets them apart from other restaurants is their dedication to keeping everything fresh and organic. This eatery…

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By Jessica Hristov

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than to have a delicious dessert! Disney always goes above and beyond around every holiday, especially when it comes to treats! Here are a few exclusive Valentine’s Day snacks you can find around Walt Disney World Resort this year.

Disney Springs

Valentine Red Velvet Cone

This year, you can find our first treat, the sweet Valentine Red Velvet Cone, at Swirls on the Water. It’s a delicious blend of strawberry dole whip, chocolate soft serve ice cream, heart sprinkles, and a chocolate-covered Mickey-shaped cookie. Keeping up with the theme of Valentine’s Day, it is served in a red cone. You can try it today for $6.49!


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By Holley Long

Build-your-own pizza restaurants seem to pop up everywhere these days, but there’s at least one with an immersive environment you might not expect.

The Restaurant 

The Pizza Press, founded in 2012, aims to make everyone enjoy a newsworthy experience while dining. The restaurant’s theme is inspired by 1920s American journalism, when someone selling a newspaper was a common sight on every street corner. 

The restaurant decor feels reminiscent of the Industrial Revolution, with exposed brick and a simple black and white color scheme throughout. Old articles and photographs showcasing the newspaper business deck out the walls, so visitors get a dose of history alongside their piece of pie. 

The Menu 

While browsing the…

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By Yasmene Warren

Home in Belle Isle sells after 16 days on the market at $339K.

The Home

This three bedroom, two bathroom single family home has nearly a century to its age as it was built in 1925. In 2014, it was completely reconstructed and remodeled into a free flowing open floor plan. This one-story home has a two car garage and its interior is complete with high ceilings, solid wood cabinetry, stone counters and a mix of carpet in the bedrooms, tile and vinyl flooring throughout the house.

The spacious backyard is complete with a deck and fire pit, and it also has a double gate, which is perfect for fitting boats and other utility vehicles! Additionally, this specific location couldn’t be better as it’s five minutes from Downtown…

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