Feeding Children Everywhere

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OVER 30,000 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Open shifts starting this Friday. We are in urgent need for thousands of volunteers to help package 4.4 million meal kits for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. The Orlando Cares Hope for Puerto Rico disaster relief project is a month-long event that will take place at the Orange County Convention Center. The meal kits are being shipped directly to FEMA for immediate distribution to the children and families devastated by the storms this year. Puerto Rico is facing one of the largest natural […]

The Dinner Party Project VIP Dinner at Immerse

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Dreams Really Do Come True During IMMERSE 2017, presented by the Creative City Project, The Dinner Party Project will be doing something that they’ve always dreamed of doing. On October 21st, The Dinner Party Project will put on a 100 Guest Dinner Party in the middle of the street in downtown Orlando! That’s right, TDPP will be on Orange Ave, near Central for a night of eating, drinking and four Exclusive Artist’s Performances throughout the Dinner. Then once the dinner is over guests will have VIP access the rest […]

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. […]