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For the 233rd episode, Brendan and Jon were invited to hang out at The New Standard ahead of their upcoming Grateful Dead tribute week, Daze Between, which is part of a nationwide series of concerts supported by Jerry Garcia's family and family foundation. This week’s episode was sponsored by The New Standard, Moe DeWitt Law Firm, Orange County Lib…
 
For the 232nd episode, Brendan and Jon were invited to have a soak at the newly opened My Beer Spa (Website) on International Drive, where guests get to relax in tubs full of beer, enjoy an infrared sauna, and round it all out with a roll in the hay.This week’s episode was sponsored by My Beer Spa, Moe DeWitt Law Firm, and Enzian Theater. The topic…
 
For the 231st episode, Brendan and Jon were invited back to visit The Axe Trap in Winter Park to meet their new chef, try some new menu items, and discuss some of the upcoming events and initiatives at the popular axe throwing/fancy lounge space located on the former Booby Trap property. This week's episode was sponsored by The Axe Trap, Moe DeWitt…
 
For the 230th episode, Brendan and Jon head to The Cheba Hut in East Orlando to enjoy some super tasty weed-inspired "toasted" subs and some cold beers.This week's episode was sponsored by Treadwell Farms, Moe DeWitt Law Firm, Enzian Theater, and Orange County Library System. The topics include national window shortages, Colonial Lanes, trees falli…
 
Jammie Treadwell of Treadwell Farms, has been involved in Florida-based agriculture her entire life. In fact, her family has lived in Florida since before the Civil War and they have been farming and living the #PlantDaddy life for generations. Her grandfather was even instrumental in founding the Apopka Foliage Festival, which helped to establish …
 
For the 229th episode, Brendan and Jon head to Mason Jar Provisions in Thornton Park to check out the new pork skin chicken wings and nacho smashburgers. This week's topics include UFOs, puppy mills and rabbit hills, Cool Job Alerts, and red tide. Tune in to Bungalower and the Bus every week on 104.1 Real Radio or our podcast to learn all about the…
 
For the 228th episode, Brendan and Jon were invited to visit SOCO Thornton Park, a restaurant that specializes in high-level Southern comfort dishes. This week's topics include masking policies in Orange County schools, the possible departure of OPD chief Orlando Rolon, a contentious cigar lounge in Ivanhoe Village, and leftover Girl Scouts cookies…
 
For the 227th episode, Brendan and Jon head over to Eola General for some bagels and natural wine on the patio in Lake Eola Heights. This week's topics include updates on Pulse events, COVID-19 news and what that means for Orlando, and much more. Tune in to Bungalower and the Bus every week on 104.1 Real Radio or our podcast to learn all about the …
 
For the 226th episode, Brendan and Jon were invited to Orlando Museum of Art's 1st Thursdays Art Party.This week's topics include PETA barbecuing a "dog" in downtown Orlando, Florida Cup coming to Camping World Stadium, and some news about pizza. Tune in to Bungalower and the Bus every week on 104.1 Real Radio or our podcast to learn all about the …
 
For the 225th episode, Jon is back and he brought his mom along for a visit to Tactical Brewing in Baldwin Park. This week's topics include new policies on sidewalk dining, a vampiric hedge fund purchasing our local paper of record, the return of the tourists, and OCLS being named "Library of the Year" in Florida.Tune in to Bungalower and the Bus e…
 
For the 224th episode, Jon is out on vacation and Scottie "Short Bus" Campbell is subbing in on a visit to the Art and History Museums - Maitland for their latest exhibition, "On Seeing Segovia."This week's topics include an update on the latest City official that Brendan managed to piss off this week, crazy dogs that don't know when to call it qui…
 
For the 223rd episode, Brendan and Jon get to hang with the lovely Moses DeWitt at the new Orlando Meats in the Ravaudage development. This week's topics include relaxed CDC mask guidelines, swan-stealing weirdos at Lake Eola, the sale of Orlando City Soccer, and a new pizzeria collab by Stasio's and Pig Floyd's. Tune in to Bungalower and the Bus e…
 
For the 222nd episode, Brendan and Jon were invited to hang out with Bruno Zacchini at Pizza Bruno with some of the folks from the Curry Ford West Main Street. This week's topics include DeSantis pandemic moves, a guy that was banned from Disney for drinking from water features, an update on the Austin's Coffee hullabaloo, and more!Tune in to Bunga…
 
For the 221st episode, Brendan and Jon decided to go visit our pals at Ravenous Pig Brewing Co. and grab a cold beer and some tasty treats in the beer garden. This week's topics include new gambling rules, self-driving helicopters programmed by an Orlando company, a new place to get sexy men bathing suits in Mills 50, and BOGO BBQ sandwiches at 4 R…
 
For the 220th episode, Brendan and Jon were invited to throwback som beers at the newly-opened Big Storm Brewing in the Amway Center. This week's topics include the two-day reopening of the Holy Land Experience, parking meter data breaches, labor shortages at restaurants, and more. Tune in to Bungalower and the Bus every week on 104.1 Real Radio or…
 
For the 219th episode, Brendan and Jon head to The Axe Trap/Remedy Coffee + Buzz in Winter Park to meet the owners, throw some axes, and hang out with our favorite lawyer, Moe DeWitt.This week's topics include vaccines, Earth Fare, and beer spas. Tune in to Bungalower and the Bus every week on 104.1 Real Radio or our podcast to learn all about the …
 
For the 218th episode, Brendan and Jon stumbled over to the Hourglass Social House in the Hourglass District for a special noodle pop-up hosted by Le Ky Patisserie, Leguminati, and Orlando Meats. Our guest co-host on this episode was Justin Stamper from A&E's "Zombie House Flipping."This week's topics include hemp farming, a new brewstillery in Par…
 
For the 217th episode, Brendan and Jon head to Bao's Castle to hang with John and Mauricio from Orlando Brewing to chat anniversaries, future moves, and the upcoming SoDo After Dark event on April 24. This week's topics include Brendan's cold (totally not COVID), award-winning nuns, Orlando Sentinel, crying basketball stars, and open-pit BBQ restau…
 
For the 215th episode, Brendan and Jon were invited to Jinya Ramen Bar to check out some new dishes like the Tonkotsu Curry Tsukemen dipping noodles with pork curry broth. Delicious!This week's topics include an "Farewell" from news giant Carl Hiaasen, new bar openings downtown, theater popping-up in Fashion Square Mall, and a Cool Job Alert to be …
 
For the 214th episode, Brendan and Jon are hanging out in a fancy courtyard on Park Avenue after enjoying the new Cappy Hour at Barnie's Coffee and Tea in Winter Park. This week's topics include an update on the Austin's Coffee hullabaloo and our White Castle Crave Mobile event on March 19th.Tune in to Bungalower and the Bus every week on 104.1 Rea…
 
For the 213th episode, Jon and Brendan head to Perla's Pizza in Ivanhoe Village to chat with Chef Michael Collantes about his restaurants and his crazy banana pizza. This week's topics include an update on Carlotta's Culture Park and an upcoming event featuring the White Castle food truck, starving manatees, and a PETA protest against slave monkey …
 
For the 212th episode, Jon and Brendan were invited to visit Rachel's North in Casselberry. Ryan Manning, the chef behind MX Taco in the Milk District, has taken over the kitchen there and is really leaning into the fine dining nature of the infamous steakhouse. It was delicious. Check our website for the photos. This week's topics include an updat…
 
For the 211th episode, Jon and Brendan were invited to visit the newly-opened, completely revamped and relocated, Outpost in Maitland. The owners moved out of College Park and opened a bigger and better concept north of Orlando and, gurl, it is something special.This week's topics include updates at Orlando Sentinel, a possible scholarship program …
 
For the 210th episode, Jon and Brendan were invited to hang out at The Commission Beer Chamber on Curry Ford where they sampled some tasty craft beers, listened to some great music, and ate some Fluffy Tacos (check the video on our Instagram - @orlandobungalower).This week's topics include a dust-up at a local election in Winter Park, banana pizza,…
 
For the 209th episode, Jon and Brendan were invited to hang out with the SoDo District Main Street's president at Rockpit Brewing with the dudes behind the awesome space and brews. This week's topics include 90,000 missing public school students, a new 330-unit apartment building planned for Parramore, and a new housing project for LGBTQ+ (Alphabet…
 
For our 208th episode, Jon and Brendan head over to Wally's Mills Avenue Liquors for some tasty brews on the patio. This week's topics include the withdrawal of the Henderson Hotel project in Winter Park, a new program to recruit students to the Orlando Police Department via school, and the 2022 Special Olympics. Tune in to Bungalower and the Bus e…
 
For our 207th episode, Jon and Brendan check out the newly-opened AC Hotel and its beautiful Sky Bar on the 18th floor of the SunTrust Center at Church Street. If you come during happy hour (sunset) you can enjoy $3 beers. This week's topics include whether non-residents should be able to get vaccines in Florida, new ghost kitchens downtown, the in…
 
For our 206th episode, Jon and Brendan head to Eola Wine Company in South Eola to check out the new space. New owners took over the popular wine bar last year at the beginning of the pandemic and carried out some great renovations. This week's topics include Trump-loving manatees, contentious hotels, and a revisited brewery design in the Parramore …
 
For our 205th episode, Jon and Brendan head to the back patio at the newly-opened Lobos Coffee Roasters in Audubon Park. The cafe now occupies a former Marathon gas station in the heart of the district. This week's topics include the state of downtown Orlando and a survey that wants to know how you feel about it, the sale of a downtown historic pro…
 
For our 204th episode, Jon and Brendan keep it simple and head to Jon's house to record in the backyard by the fire pit to watch some owls and chat about the year. Tune in to Bungalower and the Bus every week on 104.1 Real Radio or our podcast to learn all about the top headlines, new restaurants, and best-bet events to attend this week.…
 
For our 203rd episode, Jon and Brendan head over to Haos on Church, the new restaurant/performance venue owned and operated by Blue Star and Kress Restaurant. They also happened to be there for the first burlesque performance in the new space but mum's the word on that one. Check out the photos of their delicious dinner below.Special shout out to t…
 
For our 202nd episode, Jon and Brendan eat and drink their way through some awesome Hourglass District businesses. Special shout out to this week's sponsors; Janney Roofing and the Orange County Library System!Tune in to Bungalower and the Bus every week on 104.1 Real Radio or our podcast to learn all about the top headlines, new restaurants, and b…
 
For our 201st episode, Jon and Brendan were invited to check out Rodizio Grill on International Drive, where the waiters are super handsome and walking around with big skewers of meat. Delicious.Special shout out to this week's sponsors; Janney Roofing and the Orange County Library System!Tune in to Bungalower and the Bus every week on 104.1 Real R…
 
For our 200th episode, Jon and Brendan were invited to check out Winterfest over at the Orange County Convention Center and then finished off the night at kosher Grill on International Drive.Special shout out to this week's sponsors; Janney Roofing and the Orange County Library System!Tune in to Bungalower and the Bus every week on 104.1 Real Radio…
 
For our 199th episode, Jon and Brendan headed over to Russell's on Lake Ivanhoe to check out their fancy pineapple old fashioned - everyone's talking about them. Special shout out to this week's sponsors; Janney Roofing and the Orange County Library System!Tune in to Bungalower and the Bus every week on 104.1 Real Radio or our podcast to learn all …
 
For our 198th episode, Jon and Brendan sprawled out on the patio at Digress Wine and had more than a few beers by Ravenous Pig Brewing. Special shout out to this week's sponsors; Janney Roofing and the Orange County Library System!Tune in to Bungalower and the Bus every week on 104.1 Real Radio or our podcast to learn all about the top headlines, n…
 
For our 197th episode, Jon and Brendan decide to skip a week of germs and head to Jon's house again like the good old days. Special shout out to this week's sponsors; Janney Roofing, Council of 101's Festival of Trees, and the Orange County Library System!Tune in to Bungalower and the Bus every week on 104.1 Real Radio or our podcast to learn all a…
 
For our 196th episode, Jon and Brendan head back to The Local College Park to check out the new podcast podium the owner just installed and to have more burgers than their doctors would be happy about. Special shout out to this week's sponsors; Janney Roofing, Council of 101's Festival of Trees, and the Orange County Library System!Topics this week…
 
For our 195th episode, Jon and Brendan head to The Wellborn for some drinks and tasty dishes with Doug Baaser, who will be hosting a new series of Bungalower Bingo nights starting on Tuesday, November 3 at Persimmon Hollow Brewing by Lake Eola. Special shout out to this week's sponsors; Janney Roofing, Council of 101's Festival of Trees, and the Or…
 
For our 194th episode, Jon and Brendan head to Shaker's American Cafe and pigged out on breakfast quesadillas and cinnamon roll pancakes. You need to check them out if you haven't and feel free to bring them a little salt and pepper shaker to donate to their expansive collection. Special shout out to this week's sponsors; Janney Roofing and Orange …
 
For our 193rd episode, Jon and Brendan camped out on the newly-opened patio at Persimmon Hollow Brewing Co. in the bottom floor of Eo Inn by Lake Eola. Special shout out to this week's sponsors; Janney Roofing and Orange County Library System!Topics this week include the recent passing of beloved local activist, drag queen, and amazing human, Miss …
 
For our 192nd episode, Jon and Brendan visited Vines and Forks, the eatery in the back of The Wine Barn in Winter Park, to have some wood-fired pizza, great vino, and some killer chicken wings. Typical Thursday night stuff. Special shout out to this week's sponsors; Janney Roofing, Orange County Library System, and the WUCF Fun Run!Topics this week…
 
For our 191st episode, Jon and Brendan visited Finnhenry's in downtown Orlando to check out the Pom Pom's Teahouse and Sandwicheria kitchen takeover and to mow down on some Mama Ling Ling Thanksgiving Sandwiches. Special shout out to this week's sponsors; Janney Roofing, Orange County Library System, and the WUCF Fun Run!Topics this week include th…
 
For our 190th episode, Jon and Brendan head to Aardvark Beverages to check out the new layout and menu and are flabbergasted by how good everything is. Holler at the brisket sandwich.Special shout out to this week's sponsors, Janney Roofing, Orange County Library System, and the WUCF Fun Run!Topics this week include racist school names, pot-smoking…
 
For our 189th episode, Jon Busdeker is back in town with his new horse and ready to rumble. Brendan and Jon head to Hard Rock Cafe Orlando to check out their new Hard Rock Festival 2020 prix fixe menu which has weird new stoner food like "macaroni and cheese French fries."Special shout out to this week's sponsor, Janney Roofing, a local roofing com…
 
For our 188th episode, Scottie "The Body" Campbell is back to fill in for Jon Busdeker as he's out of town collecting a horse for his wife, and the boys are at 1803 Pizza Kitchen in Audubon Park. Topics this week include changes in Mills 50, a new pour-it-yourself craft beer bar, and an event in the Milk District where people just scream at the sky…
 
For our 187th episode, Jon and Brendan went to The New Standard in Winter Park to eat all of the octopus salad and pork belly they could fit in their tiny little bodies.Topics this week include a new patio at Wally's Mills Avenue Liquors, parklets downtown, and a new curbside pick-up initiative in Winter Park. Tune in to Bungalower and the Bus ever…
 
For our 186th episode, Jon and Brendan went to American Social to try their Smashburger and to talk about all the top Orlando headlines.Topics this week include shakeups at Visit Orlando, recent restaurant closures, and a new hemp cafe in the North Quarter. Tune in to Bungalower and the Bus every week on 104.1 Real Radio or our podcast to learn all…
 
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