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Orlando Weekly




Yes, we know, it's our publication and our site. But our weekly issue, published in print and online every Wednesday, tells you about all the good stuff happening in Orlando – think of it as your guide to the city. You can browse our website, pick it up in hard copy (it's somewhere on your college campus) or browse it in flipbook form on your iPad (just download the app). We have blogs, a weekly calendar, guides to dining and neighborhoods and tons more.

Central Florida Top 5



If you're looking for quick tidbits about stuff happening in Orlando right now, as well as thoughts on, say, the five best meatballs on the menu at the Meatball Shoppe or what the best cell phone carriers are in the Orlando area, check this website. It's updated all the time with new stuff, and if you want to keep up, follow the site on Twitter.

Tasty Chomps



Restaurant reviews and foodie news. Food blogger Ricky Ly and his team are always on top of restaurant openings and closings, and they'll tell you which Orlando restaurants are worth checking out – and which you should probably avoid.

The Orlandoan


This site features interviews with local people doing cool things and a weekly events calendar, and it sells our favorite Orlando T-shirt, which reads: "Orlando doesn't suck."

Shows I Go To



This Orlando music blog has gone to all of the shows you've been to – and the ones you wish you went to. Check them out for photos, reviews and concert ticket giveaways.

Orlando on the Cheap


Freebies, discounts and deals on everything from burritos to theme parks to events and more.

Orlando Date Night Guide


This website is full of ideas for romantic evenings, fun daytime activities and cool getaways, but our favorite part is the cheap dates section of the site, where all the free and low-budget stuff happening around town is listed.

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