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Author: Jennifer Graddy

Bite30: Smiling Bison

We are trying to hit as many places as possible for Bite30.  The first place we decided to go was The Smiling Bison in Sanford.  I have been to The Smiling Bison in Orlando (now closed) and Sanford several times and I have always enjoyed the experience, however, I always get the same thing to eat because they have a fantastic burger.  Since we were going for Bite30 and the menu is prix fixe, I thought it was a good opportunity to try something different. We started off the night with happy hour.  The Smiling Bison has one of the best...

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Bite 30: June 1 – 30

Who is going to try a few Bite 30 restaurants?  We are planning on trying The Stubborn Mule, Umi, Tennessee Truffle, Smiling Bison and Reel Fish so check back with us as we eat our way through Bite 30!  If you want to take a look at participating restaurants, as well as the menu, take a look at the Orlando Weekly Bite 30 website. From June 1-30, participating restaurants offer special prix fixe menus that offer multi-course dinners at a set price ($30 for dinner). Diners get the opportunity to try multiple dishes on the restaurant’s menu for about...

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Rock and Brews Opens at Lee Vista in Orlando

We live close to Lee Vista so we have been watching the construction of Rock and Brews and anxiously awaiting the opening because we knew it would be a great addition to the area.  It did not disappoint.  On April 24, 2017 they opened to the public so of course, we had to go check it out. The rock-inspired environment features live music on weekend nights; multiple flat screen televisions show rock & roll music videos as well as sporting events, rock artwork and a Great Wall of rock which includes artwork of icon rock & roll legends.  Al fresco...

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Eggstreme Easter Egg Drop returns to Cocoa Beach Pier

Families can enjoy a sky-high Easter egg hunt with eggs scattered by helicopter onto Cocoa Beach by Beachside Helicopters and The Florida Key Lime Pie Company Cocoa Beach, Fla. – In a twist on the traditional Easter egg hunt, children will have to look up to find Easter eggs at the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier Eggstreme Easter Egg Drop. Instead of searching through the grass, they’ll chase after plastic eggs filled with treats, scattered onto the beach from a passing helicopter. This is the third year for the event, which attracts hundreds of families for a fun Easter Sunday...

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Ace Cafe to Open This Spring in Downtown Orlando

Ace Cafe Orlando, the first North American outpost of the celebrated London-based motor-diner, is scheduled to open spring 2017  in downtown Orlando.  Ace Cafe is located on a three-acre parcel in downtown Orlando at the corner of West Livingston Street and Garland Avenue, now known as “Ace Corner.”  The Ace is renovating and refurbishing three 100-year-old buildings – once home to Harry P. Leu’s supply company – preserving the structures’ authenticity and even repurposing its original materials.  This is a changed from other retailers who tend to completely raze a building and then put up a shiny new structure....

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