FOOD & DRINK
Popular Apopka barbecue joint closes after 20 years
Porkie’s Original BBQ in Apopka has closed after 20 years in business.
Hurricane fabric: New way to protect your home
From boarding up windows and doors to sandbags, there are many ways to mitigate damage and protect your home during a tropical storm or hurricane. As technology changes, so do the tools. FOX 35 Chief Meteorologist talks with the owner of Orlando Hurricane Guard about a "space-age" fabric that's now being used to protect people's homes, windows, and lanais.
Ace Cafe Orlando to close restaurant
The Ace Cafe restaurant in downtown Orlando is permanently closing according to a post on its Facebook page. The popular spot for motorcycles and car enthusiasts has been open for six years and it was the first U.S. location for the company.
Porkie's Original BBQ says goodbye to Apopka
When it comes to iconic culinary establishments in Apopka, Porkie's Original BBQ holds a special place in the hearts and taste buds of locals and visitors alike. With its rich history, mouthwatering dishes, and warm Southern hospitality, Porkie's has become a beloved institution in Apopka. But that institution has come...
Orlando Dunkin' and Krispy Kreme stores slinging free doughnuts on Friday
Dentists and cardiologists may scowl, but on National Donut Day, you win
Fatburger Coming to Celebration Pointe
“This location will be open by the end of Q3 or early Q4."
Trilogy Tour: Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin, Pitbull to perform together at Amway Center
ORLANDO, Fla. – Three Latin legends. One night in Orlando. Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin and Pitbull, all known for their incredible blend of music genres and show-stopping performances, will share the Amway Center stage at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9. “The Trilogy Tour” features three headlining sets from...
Gator Week: Wild Florida offers free admission to Gator Park
It’s often people see a nearly half-ton ancient reptile with razor-sharp teeth and fear for their lives, a reaction that only seems natural. But Wild Florida is dedicated to clearing up misconceptions about Florida’s “most recognizable, yet misunderstood” animal. The Central Florida attraction, which is set on Cypress Lake about 30 minutes south of Kissimmee, welcomes visitors for Gator Week, ...
Backed-up sewage, unclean utensils and more shut down 3 Central Florida restaurants last week
Three Central Florida restaurants shut down in the week of May 21-26, according to data from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Volusia County Half Wall #3 at 1889 State Road 44 in New Smyrna Beach shut down on May 22. Inspectors found 16 violations, five of which were a high priority. Those violations included food not being sold within a week of opening or ...
Unique bar and lounge in downtown Tavares quenches thirst for deep sea adventure.
Torpedo thirst and hunger, and dive into fun aboard fantastical submarine at The Argonaut Bar and Lounge in downtown Tavares. Upon stepping through the door of The Argonaut in downtown Tavares, period-specific mood music playing overhead helps transport guests back in time to the 1920s-’30s. Not only that, the...
Amusement park mayhem: 4 times outdoor fun descended into horrifying chaos
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer, meaning there will be more families headed to amusement parks across America in coming months.
UCF offers new undergraduate degree for theme park and attraction management
Central Florida is home to some of the best attractions and theme parks in the world. As the global industry expands, the University of Central Florida wants to help students lead it. Starting this fall, students can enroll in the new theme park and attraction management undergraduate program. Classes will be held in person at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management and online. It's the first of its kind in the state.
Ji Bei Chuan Coming to Orlando
"It has 50 stores in the whole country and it will be keep growing in the next few years.”
Check out the next class of the Florida scene
Billed appropriately as “Grrrls Night,” this prismatic roster of nascent female and female-led bands is an auspicious glimpse at the next class of the Florida scene. Orlando will be repped by new indie act Holly Pocket and Sistamatic, the promising band that recently came out of Orlando Girls Rock Camp and are beginning to make inroads into the local scene. Tampa’s Peace Cult are alt-rockers who are a colorful amalgam of classic and modern styles, while South Florida’s Deux Visages pack the very en vogue 1990s indie-rock combination of brawn, angles and melody. Together, these young bands are a look at who’ll run the world soon.
SHARE YOUR SOLUTIONS: What’s the best way to deal with mosquitoes?
ORLANDO, Fla. – I’m News 6 anchor Lisa Bell and I have called Central Florida home for more than a decade. This summer, I am working on a story about mosquitoes -- and the best way to stop them from bothering you. From the soap you use, to...
Chick-Fil-A Clermont Location Closing
While this may be unfortunate news to many, the good news is that the closing is not permanent and the location will be back. Chick -Fil-A located on Hancock & Hwy 50 will be closing this Thursday, June 1st 2023 in order to renovate the drive thru. Rocky DeStefano who owns the locations posted on facebook.
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