Galbi w/Rice and Short Ribs

Food Truck serving Korean BBQ Taco Fusion - @koreanbbq_2011

Lobster Roll

Monsta Lobsta is a lobster roll buisness that sells delicious lobster rolls that are affordable, nutritional and delectable! - @MonstaLobsta

YumYum CupCakes

The Yum Yum Cupcake Truck is Orlando's first cupcake truck! - @yumyumtruck_fl

Cheese Tequenos

Tastebuds-catering a Latin American flare food truck - @Tastebuds4you

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Lake Ivanhoe Village’s MAYHEM Street Party on Virginia Drive


Sept. 30th 2011, 6-10 PM and every 5th Friday

 


Come and experience Lake Ivanhoe Village’s MAYHEM Street Party on Virginia Drive.


Be the first to catch a sneak peak of Orlando’s most talented performing artists and their upcoming shows. Be inspired, awed and amazed by a myriad of local performers: dancers, singers, musicians, actors, and other talented wonders. Enjoy the carnival atmosphere while exploring Virginia Drive’s array of shopping and dining. It’s a ballet, a play, a concert, a party, and it’s all on Virginia!


Food, activities and amusement for all ages. Admission is FREE.


Sponsored by Ivanhoe Village Main Street.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Food trucks' popularity still climbing


Food trucks continue their momentum, according to a new National Restaurant Association survey that indicates that 59 percent of consumers would likely visit one if their favorite restaurant offered it.
That figure was up from 47 percent a year ago.
“Our research shows that in just one year, the number of consumers who say they would be likely to visit a food truck has increased significantly,” Hudson Riehle, senior vice president of the NRA’s research and knowledge group, said


The NRA survey, which was conducted from Aug. 25-27 among 1,004 American adults, also found that:
• Nearly one-fifth (18 percent) saw a food truck in their community this past summer.
• More than one-quarter (28 percent) of those who saw a food truck this summer made a mobile foodservice purchase.
• Regional awareness varied. Consumers living in the West (29 percent) and Northeast (24 percent) were much more likely than those in the South (15 percent) and the Midwest (9 percent) to have seen a food truck in their community this past summer.


“Convenience is a major driver in restaurant growth, and food trucks are certainly a convenient option by essentially bringing the restaurant to the consumer,” Riehle said.
When the NRA asked consumers how they typically found the food truck they visited, 73 percent said they just saw it on the street, 54 percent said they selected it from an area where food trucks typically gather, 39 percent found out from a friend, and 13 percent found it through social media.
“Though food trucks are often equated with chefs and entrepreneurs, they also present opportunities for operators of established restaurants to expand their operations and presence, as a majority of consumers say they would visit a food truck run by their favorite restaurant,” Riehle said. “Mobile foodservice can be a good way to extend an existing restaurant brand beyond the four walls of the establishment.”
Age and family situation also influenced interest in food trucks, the survey found. Adults with children (70 percent) were more likely than those without children (52 percent) to say that they would patronize a food truck if their favorite restaurant offered it.
Younger consumers said they would be likely to visit a food truck offered by a restaurant. The NRA poll found that two-thirds of those ages 18-44 would do so, compared with only 38 percent of those 65 or older.
Contact Ron Ruggless at ronald.ruggless@penton.com.
Follow him on Twitter: @RonRuggless


Read more: http://www.nrn.com/article/food-trucks-popularity-still-climbing#ixzz1XPpjP83l



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Grace Orlando Fall Kickoff/Food Truck Picnic



Fall Kickoff 2011



Our annual fall kickoff on September 11th at the Edgewater campus will be a day for family, with
• a special worship service
• the start of a a new series that focuses on marriage, parenting and other family issues
• a big family community lunch with some famous area food trucks driving up to EHS to serve you.
Low-cost lunch and dessert choices will be available for purchase from these trucks and more:
Join us for worship at 9:30 and 11am and hit lunch right afterward, with indoor seating available in the EHS cafeteria.
More info at mygraceorlando.com/fall-kickoff-2011/




  

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Vote for 2011 Restaurant Awards


My Campus Entertainment is now be accepting
 
Votes for the 2011 Restaurant Awards


You can vote for your:
Best Coffee/Dessert
Best Night Life
Best Restaurant
Best Wine/Cigar
(there are plenty of subcatgories)






Campus Entertainment is Orlando's newest and hottest college publication! They feature the best the city has to offer in eats, entertainment, and everything in between! Visit them at www.mycampusentertainment.com for great student offers, plus so much more!


MyCityEats & Entertainment's 2011 Restaurant Awards Ceremony
MARK YOUR CALENDARS – MONDAY - SEPTEMBER 26, 2011!

Orlando Foodies Unite!

Join us for the MyCityEats & Entertainment's 2011 Restaurant Awards Ceremony!

Monday, September 26, 2011
Blue Martini Orlando
5:00PM – 8:00PM

Satiate your taste buds with savory starters! Also enjoy wine, beer, martinis & live music – all compliments of your hosts!

Award ceremony will begin at 6 pm sharp.

Please RSVP as this event is invite only. We look forward to seeing you there!

Cheers!

-MyCityEats & Entertainment





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Thursday, September 1, 2011

"Love A Local Business"




Orlando Main Street shared a great link to a voting competition that I would love to share, it can definitely Help our community and the businesses we love, its called "Love A Local Business"

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Do you have a local business you LOVE? 
Intuit is sponsoring "Love A Local Business"...businesses can compete to win 
$25,000 grants! 

If you have a local Orlando business you LOVE...send it in, promote it to win, and the City with the most loved businesses will also win! 

Let's show some LOVE Orlando! 

Vote for your most LOVED business now!





Win Your Share of $1 Million in Small Business Grants from Intuit


1st step: vote for your business.It's easy — just share a few brief thoughts about why you love serving your customers and your community.

2nd step: get out the vote.Use the tools in the Winner's Playbook to increase your chances of winning. Each vote is like a raffle ticket (only one vote per fan): the more votes you get, the more chances you have to become a monthly Finalist who wins a $25,000 Intuit Hiring Grant. At the end of the contest judges will review all the monthly winners and select one Grand Prize winner for an additional $50,000 grant!

Your words could make the difference, so make sure your business is represented, and good luck!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.), 18 years or older may submit a nomination. Submit nomination before 9/30/11. Void where prohibited. Official Rules




    
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Apopka Food Truck Round Up ~~ Tonight!!!


Sept 1st, 2011, 5:30 - 9 PM and every 1st Thursday






Come out an enjoy a variety of foods from various vendors at the Apopka Food Truck Round Up. Approximately 10 trucks will gather around the gazebo, where entertainment is provided. Come and experience gourmet cupcakes, gatsto-pub fare, brisket, seafood, locally grown foods, and much, much more!



Some tips for "first timers:

-Bring cash. While some trucks accept credit cards, not all do.
-Try a few things. To get the full food truck experience, foodies suggest trying a main course from one truck, side item from another, and a dessert from another.-Tables and chairs are provided by the City of Apopka, but if you want to make a picnic out of it, bring a blanket.

-Be prepared to wait 2-5 minutes in line, as food is freshly prepared. This is not fast food, rather a restaurant on wheels.



Where:18 North Forrest Avenue, Apopka, FL 32703

When: August 4, 2011, 5:30 - 9 PM and every 1st Thursday 


Pictures from their past event!