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 […]

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. […]

Deadly Sins Brewing

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It’s never too late to begin your journey as a foodpreneur. Just ask Tom Adams of Deadly Sins Brewing located in Winter Park, Florida. At the age of 44, Tom has recently opened the brewery of his dreams. What was once an on-and-off again hobby has become a welcomed addition to Central Florida food community. Originally from Colorado, Tom attended some college in Alaska before moving to Seattle at the age of 23. While in Seattle, Tom joined the Navy, spending four years in Japan. Following […]

The Farmacy Brings Local and Organic to Central Florida

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And now a word from our “Farmacists”…. “But we can’t miss the kale!”, is the simple phrase that would be the beginning of a dream come true.  Florida natives, Cathy and Robby Clay have been in business nearly three years and they take great pride in their store, The Farmacy, nestled inside the city of  Winter Garden, Florida. The Farmacy is best described as a small, local and organic grocery store. The Farmacy, however, is not your typical grocer carrying organic fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs […]