Orlando Main Streets, a program created by Mayor Buddy Dyer and the Orlando City Council, has launched Local Orlando, an online visitors’ guide.
Visit a local spot you’ve never been to. Discover a new favorite restaurant or brewery, pick up food for a picnic, or go on a mural crawl right in your own backyard. This guide to local independent businesses and more will assist you with planning your way around Orlando.
The company that brought the Five Guys Burgers & Fries to the Central Florida area are now planning to introduce us to another restaurant brand.
Called Taqueria del Sol, it will open in the former O’Boys Real Smoked Bar-B-Q restaurant space (3138 S. Orange Ave.), south of downtown Orlando.
The new casual dining restaurant will open October 1, 2012, with 150-seats. They plan to hire 30-40 employees.
The menu is primarily southwestern cuisine.
Taqueria del Sol was picked by Bon Appétit and Food Network as a “Top American Restaurant,” and owners Mike Klank and Chef Hernandez have been nominated twice for the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Restaurateurs in 2011 and 2012.