The Year of the Dog serves as a symbol of loyalty, responsibility and honesty in Asian cultures. On Sunday, February 25, residents and visitors will join Mills 50 District for the 7th annual Dragon Parade/Lunar New Year Festival to celebrate the Chinese New Year and all individuals born during the Year of the Dog.
Once per week a theme will be announced on APGD’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. Then just snap pics in the APGD area (from Leu Gardens to East End Market and everything in between) that follow the theme and used the hashtag, #ILoveAPGD, and you’re automatically entered to win prizes.
Everyone is encouraged to be creative and have fun with this I Love APGD contest.
Contest Terms & Conditions: I love APGD is a three-week social media contest from February 11 – March 2, 2018. Each Sunday of the week throughout the three-week promotion, a theme will be presented via Facebook and Instagram. To be entered to win, entries must include a photo that aligns with the theme, is taken in the APGD area and uses the hashtag #ILoveAPGD.
One entry will be randomly selected on Fridays of each week of the promotion, totaling three winners over the three-week promotion. Randomly selected winners will receive a pair of passes to our upcoming APGD Garden Tour. No purchase necessary and not exchangeable for cash. Winner’s photo will be reposted by the Garden District and will be notified via direct message on respective social media channel. Winners are required to respond to direct message within 48 hours or the offer will be revoked and a new winner will be randomly selected.
Winners can choose to have passes mailed or picked up in person within one week of initial contact at The Lovely Boutique Market at 2906 Corrine Drive, Orlando, FL 32803. If mailed, winners must provide mailing address. If picked up in person, winner must present proof of identification to retrieve the passes. No copyrighted materials may be used for this contest unless you own the copyright or have a license to use the material.
NOTE: If you need more hashtags in addition to #alocalthing and #ILoveAPGD, we are also using #lovelocal and #livesustainably so those are options, too.
Holiday shopping season is upon us! What better way to find a unique and one-of-a-kind gift for everyone on your shopping list than to shop small? In honor of Small Business Saturday, Mayor Dyer and the City of Orlando invite all residents on Saturday, November 25 to make a conscious decision to patronize the small, locally-owned businesses in our community – many of which are located in our Orlando Main Streets Districts.
See the list below for Small Business Saturday promotions throughout our districts. This list is updated daily.
Amura Downtown will be offering:
Choice of glass of wine or house sake and any two sushi rolls of your choice for $25.
Amura Downtown is located at:
54 West Church Street, Orlando, FL 32801
Peach Valley Cafe will be offering:
Choice of Biscuits & Gravy, Two Egg Breakfast, or Single Pancake with 2 drinks (specialty drinks not included) for $12.00.
Choice of Corned Beef Reuben, Turkey Reuben or Curry Chicken Salad with 2 drinks (specialty drinks not included) for $22.00.
Peach Valley Cafe is located at:
2849 South Orange Avenue, #310, Orlando, FL 32806
The Stubborn Mule will be offering:
Prix Fixe $30
Choice of A Signature Mule
Chef’s Selection Appetizer: Puff pastry with wild boar, blueberry Serrano jam and dill havarti mousse
Choice of Entrée
Elly May- smoked gouda grits, blackened Cape Canaveral shrimp & roasted veggie hash drizzled with spring onion oil
Jack’s Jam- grilled NY strip topped with a sunflower, maple-bacon & blue cheese blanket served over garlic mashed potatoes finished with a wild mushroom spinach cherry tomato hash
Sun Shower- pan seared scallops served over coconut basil jasmine rice, chilled lemony brussels slaw finished with an orange gastrique
The Stubborn Mule is located at:
100 South Eola Drive, #103, Orlando, FL 32801
Soco Thornton Park will be offering:
$30 Main Street Restaurant Week Menu
Lake Meadow Naturals Deviled Eggs
Horseradish, Smoked Bacon, Pickled Mustard Seeds
Crispy Macaroni and Cheese Croquettes
Heirloom Tomato Sauce
Cornmeal Crisped Oysters
Pickled Green Tomato Relish, Chicharonnes, Herb Cream
Grilled Meatloaf on Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Three-Meat Blend, Crispy Onion Rings, Smoked Vidalia and Andouille Sausage Gravy
Chicken-Fried Cauliflower “Steak”
Asparagus, Artichoke, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Vine Ripe Tomato Gravy
Cast Iron Seared Faroe Island Salmon
Anson Mills Grits, Heirloom Tomato-Arugula Salad, Smoked Bacon Emulsion
Seasonal Preserves, Vanilla Crumble, Fresh Berries
Blueberry Bread Pudding
Sweet Cream Ice Cream, Lemon Anglaise, Vanilla Streusel
Includes Sparkling Wine Toast
Soco Thornton Park is located at:
629 East Central Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32801
The Hammered Lamb will be offering:
$20 Prix Fixe Selections below
Choose one of each:
Any one (1) cocktail, beer or wine ($7 value)
Choice of five (5) wings, hummus or swamp dip
Gyro, French Dip or Grilled Cheese
The Hammered Lamb is located at:
1235 North Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32804
Please see the link below for the Kres Chophouse Restaurant Week menu.
Kres Chophouse is located at:
17 West Church Street, Orlando, FL 32801
Pepe’s Cantina will be offering:
FREE queso dip OR sopapilla for each table.
Pepe’s Cantina is located at:
120 West Church Street, Orlando, FL 32801