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By Yasmene Warren

Orlando’s tourist hot spot International Drive is serving up brunch excellence, and we’ve got the scoop on why they put the “egg” in Egg-Celente. Let’s check it out!

What is Egg-Celente?

Egg-Celente is a breakfast and brunch spot on I-Drive in Orlando that seeks to take your taste buds on an invigorating culinary journey first thing in the morning.

This restaurant takes Spanish-American flavors and turns them into one-of-a-kind dishes that make our mouths water!

Egg-Celente makes it their mission to ignite your senses and inspire your palate, so if you’re feeling creative and want to take on feast-worthy flavors yourself, stop by from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday, or 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays! 

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By Roger Jimenez

Discover the art of cheese at Simply Cheese! Located in Winter Park, Orlando, this charming establishment, founded just last year in 2022, invites you to explore a curated selection of artisanal cheeses, fine wines, craft beers, and more. From curated charcuterie boards to captivating events, Simply Cheese invites you to savor the essence of culinary craftsmanship in a setting where every bite tells a story.

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A World of Cheese

At the heart of Simply Cheese's offerings is an extensive collection of artisanal cheeses sourced from around the world. From creamy bries to tangy cheddars, each cheese is carefully chosen to satisfy even the most pickiest palates. To complement the cheese selection, there is an impressive assortment of…

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By Yasmene Warren

Have you ever had a hankering for coffee and cocktails simultaneously? Well luckily, Downtown Orlando offers the perfect place for you to get your fix: The Robinson. Let’s check it out!

All About The Robinson

The Robinson is a bar and café in Downtown Orlando located on East Pine Street that sells coffee, drinks, pastries, and food.

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This place brings you calm vibes by day and fun sips by night, and if you’re hungry, there’s plenty of delicious bites to choose from.

The Robinson is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Dining at The Robinson Coffee Room

Unlike the rest of the building, the Robinson Coffee Room is bright white with brown and modern accents. For…

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By Roger Jimenez

Located within Orlando's exciting Mills50 district, Kaya is a Filipino casual fine dining destination, captivating the senses with a culture of flavors and stories. This restaurant transcends the ordinary, merging Filipino culinary techniques and ingredients with the freshest offerings from Orlando’s best.

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Kaya's Story

Rooted in the Filipino language, the name “Kaya” translates to "capable," embodying a spirit of resilience and determination. "Kaya natin," translating to "we can," signifies unity and shared strength.

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Beyond crafting remarkable culinary creations, Kaya's essence also revolves around nurturing a sense of community, caring for their dedicated team, and crafting transformative…

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By Roger Jimenez

Tank America Orlando is an outdoor adventure attraction that offers visitors the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience what it’s like to drive and operate an actual military tank! Check out this popular choice for thrill-seekers, military enthusiasts, and anyone looking for an unforgettable adventure in the Orlando area.

We got to enjoy this experience first-hand earlier this year, and it was unlike anything else you'll find here in Orlando!

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How It Works

Tank America is designed to provide participants with…

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By Holley Long

Breakfast just got a little more interesting in Winter Garden with the opening of Maple Street Biscuit Company. The restaurant, which opened in July, will proudly serve the people of Hamlin in Winter Garden, and those who visit this area. Read on to learn more about the restaurant, its signature dishes, and the village it now calls home.  

The Restaurant 

The Maple Street Biscuit Company got its start in 2012, when it opened the doors of its first restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida. Since then, over 50 locations have opened throughout the country, with 17 in Florida alone. With the addition of the one in Winter Garden, there are now 4 locations around Orlando including in Oviedo, Celebration, and Doctor Phillips.

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By Yasmene Warren

Traditional Asian food is great and all, but something about Asian street food just hits different. Luckily, there’s a chain dedicated to serving a host of flavors right here in Orlando, and it’s called Hawkers!

What is it?

Hawkers Asian Street Food is an Asian restaurant chain with locations in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. This restaurant is renowned for serving unique Asian street eats and craft cocktails, and has been doing so it since was started by four best friends in 2011.

front of hawkers building with red sign

Orlando is lucky enough to have two locations - in Mills 50 and Windermere. Today, we decided to visit the Mills 50 location on North Mills Avenue, and it did not disappoint!

Hawkers also recently…

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By Yasmene Warren

If you haven't already heard, the 2024 Pro Bowl Games are back and better than ever, and they’re making their return to Orlando come 2024! 

What’s Happening?

The NFL announced on July 25 that the NFL Pro Bowl will be played here in Orlando at Camping World Stadium on February 4th.

The Pro Bowl was held in Central Florida for four straight seasons - 2016 to 2019. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the 2020 season was cancelled and the following 2021 season was moved to the Raiders' Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada.

This event will occur for a week and feature AFC versus NFC stars in a competitive flag-football game, where players will be able to showcase their passing and receiving skills without the need for…

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By Roger Jimenez

Orlando is home to some of the finest dining around and Norman’s is no stranger to being at the top of countless “best restaurant” lists. Norman's stands as an exceptional culinary destination, offering a fusion of gourmet flavors, impeccable service, and an elegant ambiance that collectively create an unparalleled dining experience in the Doctor Phillips area.


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The History of Norman's

Norman's was founded by renowned celebrity chef and restaurateur Norman Van Aken, who is often referred to as the "Father of New World Cuisine" after being the first to coin the term “fusion cuisine” back in 1989. The restaurant is known for its innovative fusion of Latin, Caribbean, and Asian flavors, which is a hallmark of Chef Norman Van…

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By Yasmene Warren

If you’ve ever wanted to eat, drink, bowl, and shop all in one place, then you’re in luck. Primrose Lanes Restaurant and Bowling Club just had its soft opening, and it’s already a hit among locals. Let’s check it out!

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About Primrose Lanes

Primrose Lanes Restaurant and Bowling Club is an entertainment spot located on North Primrose Drive in Orlando.

This place got its start as Colonial Lanes in 1959, and when it got sold to a self-storage developer and neared the brink of destruction, the community in the Milk District came together and brought it back to life.

Colonial Lanes

According to its website, this place’s previous 32 lanes were no more thanks to work by past developers. All that remained were eight…

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