Thursday, August 26, 2010

"Taste of the J" local food fest in Orlando Sunday

[From the press release]

This Sunday, August 29 from 12-4pm, the JCC South Orlando at the Jack & Lee Rosen Campus is holding its 2nd Annual Taste of the J. The Taste of the J is a FREE festival of local food expected to draw close to 1,500 people.

Guests are invited to sample culinary creations for free and then purchase larger portions if they care to. There will be free classes such as Yoga and Zumba as well as Threatre South Classes like the Blue Man Group and Glee. And fun activities and games for families including video gaming with The Game Dudes.

This year, the following restaurants will be offering samples and vying for awards during the Taste of the J Food Competition. Awards will be given out for Best Dessert, Best Appetizer, Best Drink, Most Creative Display and Most Creative Food Sample Presentation. Even the kids can compete: an ice cream eating competition will be held for the youngsters.

Rosen Hotels & Resorts

Bagel King

Cohen’s Deli


Kettle Corn Company

Stefano’s Italian Grille

The Palm

Cantina Laredo

Barnies Coffee and Tea Company

Doubletree Resort Orlando International Drive

Anatolia Mediterranean Cuisine

Pure Magic Ice Cream

Picture This Candy Company

Classy Cakes and Candies

For more information, visit

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

IAAPA in Orlando the next 10 years

The major trade show for attractions, rides, and carnivals, IAAPA, used to move around the country. It was in Orlando a few years ago, but will now be coming the next ten years in a row. Looks like someone out there agrees with me that if amusement parks are your thing, it's hard to beat Orlando!