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Exciting Central Florida Eateries Opening this Fall

There are some VERY exciting eateries coming to Central Florida this Fall

September 2017

 

Bem Bom on Corrine

3101 Corrine Drive, Orlando

Facebook: @bembomfood

 

LePho

165 South Orange Ave, Orlando

Facebook: @lephooriginal

Too Much Sauce

1430 North Mills Ave Suite 170, Orlando

Facebook: @sauceorlando

 

Austin’s Buffet & Bakery

2300 West State Road 434, Longwood

www.austinsbuffet.com

 

Market on Magnolia

150 South Magnolia Ave, Orlando

Facebook: @mrktonmagnolia



October 2017

 

Poke-Hana

1225-A East Colonial Drive, Orlando

Facebook: @pokehanamills50

 

Little Blue Donut Co.

223 West Fairbanks, Winter Park

Facebook: @littlebluedonuttruck

 

Four Rebels American Taco Kitchen & Bar

1618 North Mills Ave, Orlando

Facebook: @4rebelstacos

 

Lion’s Den

642 West Church Street, Orlando

 

Unknown Opening Dates

Kadence

1809 East Winter Park Road, Orlando

Facebook: @kadenceorlando

 

The Glass Knife

276 South Orlando Ave, Winter Park

Facebook: @theglasskifewp

 

Peppino’s Organic Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria

2420 Curry Ford Rd, Orlando

Facebook: @peppinoswoodfiredkitchen

 

Terralina Crafted Italian (Disney Springs)

1486 Buena Vista Drive, Orlando

Facebook: @TerralinaItalia

 

The Edison (Disney Springs)

1570 East Buena Vista Drive, Orlando

 

Garp & Fuss

348 North Park Ave, Winter Park

Facebook: Garp&Fuss

 

Tutto Caffe

4833 New Broad Street, Orlando

Facebook: @baldwinperk

 

Maria & Enzo’s (Disney Springs)

1486 Buena Vista Drive, Orlando

 

Nikki’s Place (reopening)

742 Carter Street, Orlando

Facebook: @nikkisplace

 

New Locations (of some local favorites) Coming Soon:

 

Gringos Locos at UCF (September 2017)

4258 West Plaza Drive, Orlando

 

Gringos Locos Downtown South

517 East Michigan Street, Orlando

 

Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream

Fern Creek Road and Kaley (November 2017)

 

Fusilier Favorites: Central Florida Breweries

Something's Brewing in Central Florida

This ones not for you, wine snobs. Check out a few of the coolest places around town to grab a "cold one."

Ocean Sun Brewery

There are quite a few details about this brewery that make it unique. For instance, it's BYOF (bring your own food) option or welcoming man's best (furry) friend to pull up a chair at their inside tables. This place proves to be rather hospitable when it comes to making you feel comfortable. Ocean Sun produces traditional ales and lagers, but sometimes they'll serve up a twist like their Big Buchi - a stout that's deep, rich and chocolately, topped with espresso. If you're not a frequent beer guzzler, not to worry. The spot arms you with a beer guide for pairing suggestions to satisfy your thirsty palate. If all this drinking makes you hungry and you forgot to BYOF you can choose from their menu of fresh local food while you enjoy their live entertainment. Have brewing skills of your own? While you're there inquire about becoming a guest brewer!

Ocean Sun Brewing is located at 3030 Curry Ford Road, Orlando, FL 32806

Hours: 

Mon-Tues: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Wed-Thurs: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Fri-Sat: 12:00 PM - Midnight

Sun: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM       

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Orlando Brewing Company

This Orlando hangout has been around for a while, but there are probably some things you didn't know - like how they are the only U.S.D.A. certified organic brewery south of Vermont and east of Colorado, or that their home brews can be found in over 500 locations across the state of Florida. They also follow what is called "the Reinheitsgebot," the German Purity Law of 1516 which decreed that beers should only be brewed with four ingredients: water, hops, yeast and malted barely with no adjuncts or additives - in other words organic. Graeme Lay is their Brewmaster and while he is very strict on following the Reinheitsgebot, 4 times a year he releases a beer that violates the law which they have appropriately dubbed "The Violator Series."  Having a party? Pick up a 6-pack or even a keg of their in-house brews!

Orlando Brewing is located at 1301 Atlanta Ave, Orlando, FL 32806

Hours:

Mon-Thurs: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM  

Fri-Sat: 1:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Sun: 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Sea Dog Brewing

Not only does this place have great beer, but they have great food, too. Choose from their beer-infused "creative pub fare with a flair" menu including things like "Cheesesteak "wit" Beer Wiz" (beer wiz: beer and cheese sauce, apparently) or their "Export Beer Braised Chicken Quesadilla." Originating in Maine, Sea Dog also offers a wide variety of delicious seafood options. Pair your pick with a handcrafted ale and dig in!

Sea Dog Brewing is located at 8496 Palm Parkway, Orlando, FL 32836

Hours:

Mon-Thurs: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Sat-Sun: 11:30 AM - 12:00 AM

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Fusilier Favorites: Family-Friendly Activities

SeaLife Aquarium

One of I-Drive 360's newer attractions, SeaLife Aquarium sits just to the right of the Orlando Eye. The 2 million-gallon aquarium is brimming with rare and enigmatic marine life, from various species of sharks and jellyfish to interactive micro-habitats containing sea anemone starfish and crabs. Catch a dive show in their ocean habitat and watch divers interact with a few of the aquarium's 5,000+ inhabitants. Ask questions to the experts and learn how they care for the sea creatures that live there. 

  

Visit the aquarium Monday - Sunday from 10 AM to 9 PM. 

View property listings in the area > 32819

Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge

You might remember this one from our Fusilier Favorites: Farmer's Market post, but this animal refuge was started for much more than hosting a weekly community market. Back to Nature is a non-profit organization that rescues, rehabilitates and fosters orphaned or injured wildlife until they are healthy enough to be returned to their natural habitat. Some animals become permanent residents and are taken care of by the dedicated staff who do for the animals what they may never be able to do for themselves. The animals get plenty of visitors with all of the activities and events the refuge offers to guests. Book a guided tour and stroll down the Wildlife Walk stopping at each enclosure to hear facts and stories about some of animals that live on the property. BTN also hosts a variety of themed events that are too cute to miss like their Annual Baby Squirrel Shower or their Animal-versary. 

  

Visit the furry friends Tuesday - Sunday from 9 AM to 4 PM. 

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View property listings in the area > 32832, 32827

Orlando Science Center

You may have visited this interactive playground of science and imagination before, but their exhibits are always changing and there's always something new to see and learn. Currently, OSC is hosting the Identity exhibit where children and parents alike can learn about physical, psychological, and social identity traits. Or, visit one of their Exhibit Halls and explore Our Planet, DinoDigs, Fusion: A STEAM Gallery, Engineer It, Kinetics Zone and NatureWorks. Report your own forecast at the WFTV Severe Weather Center 9 Experience station or draw our your own DNA in Dr. Dare's Lab. Whatever your interest, OSC offers tons of fun, interactive experiences to fill your day and your mind.

  

Visit them daily (excluding Wednesdays) from 10 AM to 5 PM.

View property listings in the area >> 32803, 32806, 32807, 32756

 

 

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Fusilier Favorites: Wine Bars

There's More to Orlando than Theme Parks. 

Orlando is known as the tourist capital of the world, so it's no surprise that Disney and Universal are probably what come to mind when you think of the "City Beautiful." But what about all of us locals who need another outlet to escape the daily hustle and bustle? The answer: Wine Bars. Great for a date or a night on the town with friends, "wine downs" are the perfect wind down.

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Here are some of our favorites.

The Wine Room

Located in Winter Park, The Wine Room offers over 100 different wines, and therefore reasons, for you to pay them a visit. Swipe your wine card for a sip or a glass and taste your way through the space. Check out some of their selection here -  Menu!

Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant

The Illinois-based chain is definitely not your typical restaurant. The hot-spot serves up house-labeled wine, gives you access to an all-inclusive wine club and organizes Southern California wine trips hosted by Cooper's Hawk founder, Tim McEnery. Each Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant location also features a Napa-Style tasting room and gift store to give guests an authentic experience. Take a look at their extensive list here - Menu!

Vines Grille & Wine Bar

The Restaurant Row favorite pairs sophistication with a good time for a winning combination. The upscale atmosphere is offset by the upbeat live music to create a welcoming feel. Their considerably large wine list includes over 650 selections from small boutiques to top producers from around the world. Their wine collection is ever-changing so they don't list their full menu online but you can find out more about what they stock here -  Wine List!

Carmel Kitchen and Wine Bar

Another chain that's anything but ordinary. You can "orchestrate" your experience right from your table using their MenuPad technology by customizing and pacing your meal from start to finish. The MenuPad also provides detailed menu descriptions along with their suggested wine pairing. See their full wine list here - Menu!

Eola Wine Company

With two prime locations, one Downtown and one in Winter Park, you have double the chances to enjoy this chill spot. The inviting space offers light fare and wine varieties by the glass, flight or bottle. See their menu here - Menu!