Food

Orlando’s Castle Church Brewing: A holy union of beer and gospel

MEET THIS LOCAL TO KNOW: Jared Witt is a Lutheran pastor at Orlando’s only brewery that also holds church service. Castle Church Brewing Community is located near the Orlando International Airport and opened its doors back in December. It’s a brewery that holds church service on Sunday and Wednesday. Witt’s business partner Aaron Schmalzle started […]

/ April 16, 2019


Sanford dessert spot makes wonder out of marshmallows

THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Sanford THE PLACE: Wondermade is a sweet Sanford dessert spot specializing in artisanal marshmallows, eccentrically flavored ice creams and scrumptious s’mores. Nathan and Jenn Clark are co-owners and run the business together while raising their six kids. They say they’ve made millions of marshmallows since starting production in 2012 and ship throughout the […]

/ March 28, 2019


Local restaurant fuels vegan food movement with a Jamaican flair

You’ll find Chef Jenn with a smile inside or outside of the kitchen. (📸: courtesy of DaJen Eats) It all started in a Citgo gas station on North Orange Blossom Trail. That’s where Jenneil Ross, owner of the vegan eatery DaJen Eats Cafe & Creamery, decided to open her first restaurant. The reason? Serving food […]

/ February 21, 2019


Orlando’s Vegan Hot Dog Cart satisfies dietary restricted downtown crowd

Hot dog vendors are a common sight for party seekers in downtown Orlando, but there is only one that can satisfy the meat-averse among us: The Vegan Hot Dog Cart has been a staple for late-night revelers in the City Beautiful for the past 22 years. “I’ve been told you haven’t been to Orlando if […]

/ January 29, 2019


Sister Honey’s bakery in SoDo keeps mother’s legacy alive

Who needs pastry school when baking is in your blood? Evette Rahman learned to bake by watching and helping her mother in the kitchen. In 2012, she opened her own SoDo bakery and named it after her mom, who went by the nickname Sister Honey. Seven years and a handful of awards from the American […]

/ January 9, 2019


Drink and learn at Orlando Brewing and Swirley Wine Bar in SoDo

Orlando Brewing and Swirlery Wine Bar in the SoDo district offers an in-depth lesson is booze. The SoDo District in Orlando is brimming with unique spots to grab an adult beverage. But where should you go if you want to learn more about what you’re drinking? One of Orlando’s oldest breweries, Orlando Brewing, has a […]

/ December 20, 2018