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By Yasmene Warren

New construction home built in Horizon West in the Winding Bay community sells for $814,900.

The Home

This two-story single family home was freshly built in 2022 by Rockwell Homes and offers five bedrooms, four bathrooms and a two car garage. On the first floor you’ll find the master suite with a spacious walk-in closet and an ensuite bathroom adjacent to the living, kitchen and dining area. Entering the living room is where you’ll find the lanai, and on the other side of the first floor is a flex room, and a second bedroom and bathroom.

On the second floor is where you’ll find three more bedrooms and two more bathrooms. This floor also comes with an airy loft perfect for creating another space to lounge, as well as a…

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By Yasmene Warren

You’ve had Mexican food. You’ve probably also had Cuban and Puerto Rican food. You may have even had some good Dominican or Venezuelan food. But how many Peruvian food joints in Orlando can you count on hand? We’ll give you one: Papa Llama!

What is Papa Llama?

Papa Llama - Good Food & Natural Wine is a restaurant on Curry Ford Road in Orlando that “focuses on the vibrant and unique flavors of Peruvian cuisine, paired with the raw & alive aromas of natural wine and craft beer,” according to its website.

Papa Llama was brought to life in 2016 by Peruvian immigrants Kevin and Maria Ruiz as an “experimental, third culture pop-up” and got its first brick-and-mortar up and running in August of 2020. This restaurant…

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By Jessica Hristov

Disney’s Boardwalk has been undergoing quite a few changes lately! From opening a new deli, having a new cake shop on the way, and now the newest edition- Carousel Coffee, things have been looking great! Want to know more about Disney’s newest coffee shop? Here’s everything we know about Carousel Coffee!

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Details

Carousel Coffee opened late last year at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn. It is conveniently located right off the Main Lobby. It’s a counter service location so you can order whatever you’d like from the menu and enjoy it anywhere on property- perhaps walk down Disney’s famous Boardwalk!

Food & Drink

This location serves coffee, tea, and various pastries. They also have Banana Bread,…

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by Yasmene Warren

Calling all coffee lovers! America may run on Dunkin, but Orlando’s Stemma Craft Coffee has quite a bit to offer “the city beautiful.” Let’s check it out!

What is Stemma Craft Coffee?

Stemma Craft Coffee is a new coffee shop located downtown on North Orange Avenue and has been serving the Orlando community sustainably sourced coffee since October of 2022. It’s open every day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., so whether you’re an early bird or a late riser, there’s plenty of time to get a taste of what’s on the menu!

This coffee shop is all about family as owners and mother-daughter-duo Rebecca and María Blandon opened Stemma to honor Rebecca’s late father, who dreamt about opening a coffee shop with his family.

Stemma Craft…

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by Holley Long

“Splitsville” as a word may not call to mind the best picture, but trust me—this is a place where you want to strike out.

What is it? 

Splitsville Luxury Lanes is a dining and (you guessed it) bowling venue located on the West Side of Disney Springs. The retro-glam style of the “Golden Age of Bowling” surrounds you as you show off your skills on the lanes. 

Aside from bowling, the entertainment space also includes pool tables and flatscreen TVs throughout, so you can play or watch a big game while waiting for your turn at the pins.

The Bowling 

Splitsville makes picking up a spare easy with 10-Pin lanes available across its two floors. Each lane can accommodate up to eight bowlers, and the number of guests in…

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By Yasmene Warren

Living the city life doesn’t always have to mean living the expensive life, and that goes for a tourism hotspot like Orlando as well! We may be known for our thrilling theme parks, and that may be why you’re here, but what are some things you can do here that won’t break the bank? Let’s find out!

Disney Springs

Let’s start with something Orlando is known for: Disney.

Disney Springs is one of the many Walt Disney World parks Orlando has to offer, and the best part about its existence is that it’s free! Disney Springs offers free admission and free parking.

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At Disney Springs, there are a multitude of dining options; whether you’re trying to dine in, eat out at a food truck, sit down at a bar or…

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by Kismet Kohn

Home in East Orlando sells after 10 days on the market at $416,000.

The Home

Built in 1996, this home has an open layout with plenty of room for friends and family. It includes four bedrooms and three bathrooms, as well as a newly resurfaced pool and three car garage. The screened in lanai adds a charm to the house that’s already located in a wonderful area. This home is currently under renovation and ready for the next owner to make it their own. 

Sold

This home sold for $416,000 just last month, 12 days less than the average when it comes to homes sold in University Acres in 2022. Our team had the opportunity to help the seller with this deal and if you are looking to buy or sell in this area we would love to help…

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by Yasmene Warren

After a long, grueling day at work, sometimes, all you want to do is unwind in a calm environment with a delicious, hand-crafted drink. Luckily, at this bar called Sunroom, that’s exactly what you can do.

Where Is It?

Sunroom is located on North Mills Avenue just moments from the beautiful Downtown Orlando. You can find it right next to its sister bar, the Guesthouse, and near a taqueria called Black Rooster as they all share a building!

This bar is for evening drinkers only as its opening hours are from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. every Tuesday through Saturday.

Feelin’ Thirsty?

This holiday season, Sunroom debuted its holiday-themed menu, Santa’s Shred Sled, with sections named “Boozy,” “Yule Shoot Your Eye Out,” “Winter…

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by Jessica Hristov

Universal Studios Orlando have recently closed multiple attractions this month to make way for a new project. On January 15, 2023 we said goodbye to so many beloved attractions, and the opening date for the new project to replace these has yet to be announced. Here is everything we know about the departing attractions and what may be coming!

Departing Attractions

Universal announced a while back that they would be permanently closing several attractions in the children’s area of Universal Orlando in January of this year. These include the following attractions, which closed just this last weekend - Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster, Curious George Goes to Town, Fievel’s Playland, DreamWorks Destination, and Shrek and…

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by Holley Long

Is your sweet tooth calling? Indulge it with the winning combo of ice cream and waffles at the Dolly Llama, now open in Winter Garden Village.

What is it?

Founded by real estate leader Eric Shomof and European restaurateur and entrepreneur Samuel Baroux, the Dolly Llama takes its name from a real llama that lives on a farm in France and brings joy to everyone she meets, according to the company website. The waffle and ice cream shop endeavors to bring that same joy into the lives of all who come through its doors. 

Waffles take up a good portion of the menu, but the shop also has an abundance of different flavors of ice cream to check out. Get a scoop on a waffle—liege or bubble—or have it in a cup with toppings galore.…

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