New Moon Market Shaking its Juice Thang in Orlando

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Meet Jennifer Moon-Huggett Hence the name of New Moon Market By Kristine Thomas Jennifer Moon-Huggett, New Moon Market Florida girl through and through, Jennifer Moon grew up right here in Central Florida. During her high school career, she was a competitive swimmer, which helped her get through school because she admits, “I struggled with my grades. I struggled with paying attention and staying in school.” Moon later moved to Gainesville and attended the University of Florida where she also met her husband, who was on […]

Don’t miss dinner on “the Farm” with ORL Food Lab

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Don’t Miss this Month’s ORL Food Lab Enjoy dinner and drinks at ORL Food Lab March 27th 6:30pm at East End Market You’ll also have the chance to hear the stories of our local foodpreneurs including our friends at The Farmacy.  Meet Cathy and Robby Clay, the couple that’s introducing the community to dozens of local farms. All this and more at the next ORL Food Lab!

Taste at i-Drive is Back Orlando

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Taste at I-Drive 360 – April 2 The Taste at I-drive 360 Benefits Esophageal Cancer at Florida Hospital. Come and enjoy samplings of food from a unique line-up of restaurants featuring a variety of flavorful bites and the sights of Orlando from 400 feet in the air. Ticket includes tastings from 8 restaurants and admission ticket to the Cola-Cola Orlando Eye. Complimentary Parking. Participating Restaurants: Carrabba’s Italian Grill Kotai Sushi Lisbon Portuguese Cuisine Outback Steakhouse Paramount Fine Foods Shake Shack Tapa Toro Yard House  Want […]

DoveCote Brings French Infusion to Downtown

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Directly below the Bank of America building on Orange Street in downtown Orlando, a contemporary modern French restaurant called DoveCote Brasserie has spread its wings. The space – former home of Harvey’s Bistro and Terrace 390 – was reworked into a classic bistro with diffused light chandeliers, cozy smoke blue banquette seating and wood farm tables. This partnership behind the new downtown hotspot includes James Petrakis, known for the Ravenous Pig, Gene Zimmerman, National Sales Manager for Halter Ranch Vineyards in Paso Robles, CA., and […]

Local foodie culture spurs lectures, inspires entrepreneurs

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In a downtown tech office this week, guests munched on kale salad and steak skewers while sharing stories about being food entrepreneurs. “I kind of saw what was happening in the Orlando tech community and the health-care community,” said former marketing professional Kristine Thomas, who hosted the event for her organization ORL Food Lab. “Here people have the opportunity to collaborate or work together.” The lab is a sign that eating out is no longer the hippest way to be a foodie in Central Florida. […]