Orlando Dining News Round-Up October 8 2016: Bulla Gastrobar, Axum Market Café, Trevi Pasta Express

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: openings, chef’s dinners, festivals, and a closing. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

Bulla Gastrobar opens in Winter Park

Bulla Gastrobar, Central Florida’s newest Spanish family-style restaurant, officially opened its doors on September 28 at Lakeside Crossing in Winter Park.

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@OrlandoMainStreets 2016 Restaurant Week Returns July 30 #alocalthing

@OrlandoMainStreets 2016 Restaurant Week Returns July 30

Orlando Main Streets is hosting its second Main Street Restaurant Week to promote its culinary members July 30 though August 13, 2016.

During this two week period, participating restaurants will offer a select prix fixe menu with price points of $5, $10, $20 and $30, determined by the restaurant’s normal pricing and the menu they put together.

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Orlando Dining Round-Up January 8, 2016: Morimoto Asia, Better Than Sex, Chuy’s Tex Mex

In this week’s dining news round-up, we have several restaurant openings, one makes a move, and a local Chef heads to TV. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

Morimoto Asia Street Food at Disney Springs
Morimoto Asia Street Food is set to open January 25 at Disney Springs, according to sources. It will be located on the side of the building by the front entrance, and will offer a quick service option to the popular restaurant.

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Ivanhoe Village Hosts Sidewalk Sale & Dog Adoption Event August 8

The Ivanhoe Village area of Orlando will be hosting a Dog Days of Summer event on Saturday, August 8, from 10am to 2pm.

Dog Days of Summer

The event is a combination sidewalk sale and dog adoption event that will feature many dog-friendly vendors offering everything from mobile dog grooming to gourmet food/treats.

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Main Street Restaurant Week Comes to Orlando August 1-8, 2015

Take note foodies of Orlando…there’s a new restaurant week coming to Orlando.

Mainstreet Restaurant Week in Orlando

Mainstreet Restaurant Week will take place August 1 through 8, and will feature the culinary chops from eight districts in Orlando: Audubon Park, College Park, Church Street district, Downtown South, Gateway Orlando, Ivanhoe Village, Mills 50 and Thornton Park District.

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24th Orlando Fringe Festival Returns to Amaze and Entertain May 13-25, 2015

The 24th Annual Orlando Fringe Festival returns May13th-25th in Orlando’s Ivanhoe Village and Loch Haven Park, with a wealth of artistic endeavors, music, and more.

24th Orlando Fringe Festival

What is the Fringe? It is a 14-day arts festival that is founded on the concept of being 100% unjuried, uncensored, and accessible. Fringe Festivals began in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1947, and made its way to Orlando where it was started 24 years ago, in 1991.

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Ivanhoe Village Celebrates Jingle Eve on November 22, 2014

Jingle Eve celebration in Ivanhoe VillageGet an early start on the Holiday vibe with the annual Jingle Eve celebration in Ivanhoe Village on November 22.

The entire neighborhood takes part with Holiday specials and samples from local merchants, a Wine Stroll, food from The Food Truck Bazaar, and Santa’s Workshop.

The evening’s highlights are the Happy Holiday sign lighting at 6pm, and the Christmas tree lighting in Gaston Edwards Park at 6:30pm.

Best of all, Jingle Eve is free to attend; the wine stroll ($20), and food truck offerings are extra.

Ivanhoe Village is the area of Orlando along N. Orange Avenue, Virginia Drive, Alden Road, E. Princeton, Loch Haven Park, Lake Ivanhoe and Lake Formosa, just north of downtown Orlando. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Ivanhoe Village Jingle Eve 2013 Takes Place November 23 in Orlando

Black Friday isn’t until November 29, but Ivanhoe Village kicks off the Orlando Christmas shopping season with their annual Jingle Eve 2013 on Saturday, November 23.

Ivanhoe Village Jingle Eve 2013Santa’s Workshop runs from 5pm-8pm. There will be a bouncy house, face painting, and other activities. And, of course, what Jingle Eve would be complete without a visit from Santa Claus who will be assisted by Mrs. Claus and possibly and elf or two.

For the adults, the beer garden and wine stroll ($10 in advance/$15 day of) run from 6pm-11pm. There will also be food trucks, sponsored by the Food Truck Bazaar. So far 15 trucks are scheduled to be there.

The Lake Ivanhoe Boat Parade starts at 6:30pm, and features boats and paddleboards decorated for the holidays. It’s free to watch.

The Ivanhoe Village Happy Holidays sign will also be lit

And of course, there will be plenty of stores open for you to get your shopping list started for the Holidays.

Ivanhoe Village is located just north of downtown Orlando, along N. Orange Ave. For more information on the event, please visit IvanhoeVillage.org.

Ivanhoe Village Holiday Sign Lighting to be Held November 22, 2013

Ivanhoe Holiday Sign

Join Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer as he throws the switch lighting the Happy Holidays/Happy New Year sign in Ivanhoe Village on Friday, November 22.

From the 1950s through the mid-90s, the 12-foot neon sign atop the historic Orlando Utilities Commission building on Lake Ivanhoe announced “HAPPY HOLIDAYS” and “HAPPY NEW YEAR”

It’s been two decades since the neon sign has been lit, so come on out and see the festivities.

The event is free to attend, and starts at 6pm, at the historic Ivanhoe building, located at 1111 North Orange Ave in Orlando.

For more information, visit ivanhoevillage.org.

Help Light the Ivanhoe Holiday Sign in Orlando This Holiday Season

Ivanhoe Holiday Sign

Help Ivanhoe Village shine bright this holiday season, by donating to help them get the Ivanhoe Holiday Sign lit this year.

This Orlando Main Street district needs to raise $5000 to fulfill it’s part of the bargain with city council to get the funding it needs to relight the sign, and every donation helps.

They are about 1/3 of the way to their goal, and if you want to help them get the sign lit by November 23, give to The Ivanhoe Holiday Sign Fund on Citizinvestor. Even $5 or $10 will help.

If they can meet their goal in time, the Ivanhoe Holiday Sign on top of the historic Ivanhoe building will shine bright this year, for the first time in two decades. It will make the district’s annual Jingle Eve event that much more festive, too.

Orlando’s Ivanhoe Village Hosts Another Virgina Dr. Live Street Party on June 14, 2013

Virgina Dr. Live Street PartyIvanhoe Village in Orlando is set to host another installment of their popular Virgina Dr. Live Street Party on June 14, 2013.

This evening event features late night shopping, food trucks, a beer garden, street vendors and artists, entertainment, and more. There will also be a wine stroll, and Other’s People Property will be holding a Summertime Swap & Shop (so bring your old clothes and leave with new ones).

The street party stretches along Virginia Dr. between Alden Rd. and Haven Dr., and runs from 6pm to 9pm. It is free to attend, though food, beer, and the wine stroll will cost additional.

4x4xFringe Pub Crawl Takes Place May 13, 2013 in Orlando

fringepubcrawl2013Ivanhoe Village and Mills 50 districts are partnering together for a 4x4xFringe Pub Crawl on May 13 that will benefit both districts and the Orlando Fringe.

A $10 wristband get you admission and drink specials at Wally’s, Will’s Pub, BART and The Peacock Room in Mills 50 and The Matador, Hideaway, Hammered Lamb and Savoy in Ivanhoe Village.

You also get free transport via O-Cartz with your wristband, and entertainment provided by Orlando Fringe at each stop.

Buy a $10 wristband at Wally’s in Mills 50 or The Imperial in Ivanhoe Village.

Mills 50 and Ivanhoe Village to Co-host 2012 Twelve Pubs of Christmas Pub Crawl on December 8 in Orlando


Start your Christmas partying early with the 2012 Twelve Pubs of Christmas Pub Crawl on December 8.

The event is a joint effort between the Mills 50 and Ivanhoe Village districts in Orlando, and features many of their most popular nightlife spots.

Only $10 gets you a wristband that allows drink specials all night at Funky Money Wine Co, Lil Indies, BART, The Peacock Room, Will’s Pub, Wally’s, Hideaway, The Venue, The Imperial, White Wolf Cafe, The Caboose, and the Savoy.

Wristbands can be purchased at Savoy or Wally’s.

For more info, visit mills50.org or ivanhoevillage.org.

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