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What Is East End Market?

Showcasing small businesses and allowing entrepreneurs to flourish is something Orlando knows best. 76% of companies in Orlando are small businesses and with places like East End Market, these shops get the exposure they need to continue thriving!

East End is located in the Audubon Park Garden District of Orlando and houses 13 diverse businesses that range from artisan cheese, coffee, sweets and treats, (this was and still is the first home to Gideons Bakehouse!) ramen, even clothing and plants. Running Sunday errands will never be the same once you incorporate this spot into your routine!

Let’s talk food. Every restaurant is worth trying, excellent food and friendly, fast service is expected no matter where you…

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Your Night Out Spot

So it’s your turn to decide where you and all your friends are meeting up? Now, before you pick your same old go-to spot that they’re anticipating you to choose. Shake it up this time!

Check out Downtown Orlando’s The Robinson. One of the most aesthetically pleasing bars in the city! This spot is decked out in vintage art and treasures that envelops you in a time you never really experienced but are completely familiar with.

The 19th century building honors it’s bones by embracing it’s old school architecture while breathing in new life with the way it’s arranged. Marble walls, adorning plants, gold accents, emerald green furnishings, it’s like stepping into a celebrity’s home!

Both the top and bottom floor plans…

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Great Scott!

Remember watching Back to the Future II and thinking, “Wow, flying cars are going to be amazing in the future!” 

Well, that movie was set in 2015. I don’t know about you, but I’m still sitting in I-4 traffic instead of zooming around in the sky. While flying cars and hoverboards didn’t come by 2015, flying cars may be a reality in Orlando soon enough. 

Enter Lillium. A German startup that recently chose the Lake Nona area of Orlando to pilot its first vertiport. This move will create over 140 new high paying jobs in its 56,000 facility. But wait. What is a Vertiport?

Lilium In Orlando

According to a vertiport is, “a collective term referring to areas designed specifically for Advanced Air…

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Let’s Play!

Everyone knows that the best kind of self care is when you get in touch with your inner kiddo! What better place to let loose and have fun than Arcade Monsters in Ovideo, FL. The best part about this spot is it’s an arcade before anything else, but if you’d like to buy a drink you absolutely can!

Food and Drinks

The signature slushy is a childhood staple with a twist, take any one of your favorite adult only potions and add to it either a mango, cherry, strawberry mojito or pina colada slushy. Oh, how far we’ve come! Bask in it and be sure to order one when you’re finished killing it on Dance Dance Revolution. Drinks aren’t the only thing on the menu, either! With 4 different ways to eat french fries plus sandwiches, burgers,…

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The Idea

Once upon a time, there was a boy named Gideon. In the late 1800’s this ambitious little guy dreamt of baking the perfect confections. Gideon scribbled his ideas into the pages of a recipe book and now, well over 100 years later, his legacy is carried out by Steve Lewis and the Bakehouse family.

In this Victorian Era styled shop, lined with curiosities and oddball character art, lies hearty sweets and treats that may take more than one occasion to finish! Gideon’s cookies are nearly half a pound EACH! Yes, each! And if that doesn’t amaze you maybe the tall, three layer slices of all of their cakes will! Choose (if you even can!) between true red velvet, their daily chocolate which rotates additions like andes mints cookies and cream…

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What’s Pig Floyd’s?

BBQ or Asian food for dinner tonight? Well, how about a little of both? Everyone loves duality, especially when it comes to inviting comfort food. Take a drive down Mills Ave to Pig Floyd’s right across the way from the Quantum Leap Winery and indulge in the epic BBQ Asian fusion that Thomas Ward, founder and food genius has to offer. Ward has devoted almost a decade into perfecting the concept and culture of what is now Pig Floyd’s. There are no limitations here! (Well, Besides how many orders of their Mexican street fries you can eat!) Remember to save room, there’s more!

Mouth Watering Brisket!

You can choose to sit inside or outside depending on how mother nature chooses to rule the day…

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If you’ve ever visited Orlando you know that it’s one of the most instagrammable places in the world. If you’re looking for the best spots in the area to show off on your socials, join us as we countdown the top 7 spots in Orlando.

Wall Crawl

Wall Crawl in downtown Orlando is a great spot with 20+ walls that are made just for taking incredible photos. Take a photo in a bathtub surrounded by rubber ducks or in a decadent pink living room. You have plenty of options for the perfect photo op!

Wall Crawl Hot Air Balloons

Kings Landing

Picture it, it’s a beautiful day in Apopka, merely 30 minutes from Orlando, you’re enveloped by a lush green escape riddled with adventure! You must be picturing Kings Landing. During your journey, you’ll have…

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Orlando’s Growth and Medical Needs

According to the Orlando Economic Partnership, Orlando has seen an increased population growth of almost 22% over the past decade. In fact, in 2019, Orlando grew by 2.4 percent to reach a population of just above 2.5 million people. That’s four times the growth rate of the United States, and the second fastest growth rate of the 30 largest cities in America. With a massive increase in population over the past decade, Orlando is experiencing some growing pains. With new people moving to the area it needs more homes, more schools, more everything. Enter the hospital system market share wars. 

Big Business for the area’s health systems

The opportunity for growth hasn’t gone unnoticed for the area’s big…

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Orlando is home to a wealth of incredible food options but I can’t think of a more beloved food than Tacos. With 100’s of Mexican restaurants in Orlando, where do you start? We’ve got a list of some of our favorite Taco spots to make it a little easier for you.

Tin & Taco

Location: 5 Locations Throughout Orlando

If you’re looking for some interesting and adventurous tacos, look for Tin & Taco. All of their tacos come on the tastiest tortillas you’ll ever have! They’re baked with cheese to give a pop of flavor. You also have to try the Taco Bomb and the Notorious P.I.G! With a nice selection of craft beers, craft soda, and delicious tacos, it has never disappointed.

MX Taco

Location: The Milk District

For high end and…

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The feeling you get when you bite into a donut is unlike anything else. Your teeth sink into the glazed outer coating as you bite down into a fluffy cakey center. But what’s the best donut? Do you like a traditional glazed or do you prefer something a little more over the top? We’ve put together a list of some of the best donut shops in Orlando so you can sink your teeth into something delicious when you visit.

Donut King

Location: Winter Park

Donut king is a no frills, get down to business, good old fashioned donut shop with one of the most delicious glazed donuts I’ve ever had. They’ve got all the classics plus a ton of fun specialty donuts that will have you coming back for more.

Voodoo Donuts

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