Bungalower and The Bus

Bungalower and The Bus

Bungalower is social enterprise focused on building stronger cities by informing and engaging people with their city. Here’s how we’re building stronger cities: Bungalower.com — Our community focused local news website covers and champions the Downtown Orlando area and surrounding bungalow neighborhoods. We cover business openings and closings, growth and development and quality-of-life issues including road construction, transit issues and new city ordinances. Our coverage area includes most of the neighborhoods within five miles of Orlando (e.g. College Park to Baldwin Park and south to Delaney Park and Downtown South). All of our content is currently free but we do encourage readers to support the site with a Bungalower Membership. Have something you’d like to see on Bungalower.com, let us know. We also have many advertising opportunities to help you reach our over 60,000 monthly unique visitors. Bungalower Bundle for Members — Bungalower Members receive monthly delivery of a $10 restaurant gift certificate plus three to five local deals and experiences at new places in the Downtown Orlando area. Also Bungalower members receive frequent deals on local events and other great perks around town. Our goal is to help people experience the great things Orlando has to offer. Bungalower Events Calendar — The Bungalower Event Calendar contains over 5,000 events happening in the Downtown Orlando area. Our event calendar provides a one-stop shop to find out what’s happening the in the Downtown Orlando area. Event listing is free.

Episodes

June 18, 2021 44 min
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. Tune in to Bungalower and the Bus every week on 104.1 Real Radio or our podc...
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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 top headlines, new restaurants, and best-bet events to attend this week.
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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 top headlines, new restaurants, and best-bet events to attend thi...
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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 every week on 104.1 Real Radio or our podcast to learn all about the t...
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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 quits, the intrepid reporting of WFTV's Karla Ray, and the...
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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 every week on 104.1 Real Radio or our podcast to learn all about the t...
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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 Bungalower and the Bus every week on 104.1 Real Radio or our podcast to learn ...
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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 Rivers. Tune in to Bungalower and the Bus every week on 104.1 Real Radio or ou...
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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 our podcast to learn all about the top headlines, new restaurants, and best-...
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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 top headlines, new restaurants, and best-bet events to attend this week.
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April 10, 2021 48 min
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 Parramore, new coffee shops, and more. Tune in to Bungalower and ...
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April 3, 2021 43 min
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 restaurants. Tune in to Bungalower and the Bus every week on 104.1 Real Rad...
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Bungalower and The Bus co-hosts Jon Busdeker and Brendan O'Connor venture over to Tornatore's Pizzeria in College Park to chat about all the happenings in Orlando. The restaurant is celebrating its 12-year anniversary this weekend. Also, Jessica Pawli joins the duo to chat about Southern Fried Sundays.
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March 20, 2021 45 min
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 a TikTok chef! Tune in to Bungalower and the Bus every week on 104.1 R...
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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 Real Radio or our podcast to learn all about the top headlines, new rest...
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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 labor. Tune in to Bungalower and the Bus every week on 104.1 Real Rad...
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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 update on our recent Mayhem on Mills wrestling event in our pop-up space "Ca...
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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 descendants of the Ocoee Massacre, fancy new interactive maps, and a new br...
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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, a new crowd-sourcing microloan app, and a fun new pop-up series we're ...
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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 Mafia) youth in Lake Eola Heights. Tune in to Bungalower and the Bus ...
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