Food And Drinks

New Gambling Deal + Orlando Rail Extension + Fly-Away Wig


Good Morning! Welcome to our new patch newsletter for the Orlando area. My name is Carlos Hernandez, also known as Carlos Eats for my meal writing, and I will keep you updated with the latest news of what is going on in town every morning. Grab your coffee and let’s get started.

In this edition you will learn more about movements in Gambling and sports betting, Amusement parks, new hotels, the Rental situation for local companies Get out of the pandemic, as well as exciting news for Development of the transit rail in the Orlando area.

Today’s weather: The high is 83 today and the low is 68 with partly cloudy skies.

Here are the top 5 stories about Orlando:

1. The Florida Legislation approved a gambling contract that includes sports betting and new casinos for the Seminole Tribe and sent the bill to Florida Governor DeSantis for signature in a 97-17 vote at the Florida House. The bill was rejected by a group called No Casinos, who claim it violated a voter-passed constitutional amendment, but ultimately prevailed. (Spectrum News 13)

2. The The expansion of the Brightline Orlando rail is now 55% complete. The project will create approximately 2,000 jobs and have a direct economic impact of $ 6.4 billion in the region. A press conference was held with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, who cheered the project. (WMFE)

3. SeaWorld’s new CEO, Marc Swanson, plans new hotels for their theme parks in central Florida including Orlando and Tampa begin expansion talks. SeaWorld operates a dozen theme parks but has no theme hotels like its competitors Disney, Universal and Legoland. (Orlando Sentinel)

4. A woman lost her wig on the new Jurassic World “VelociCoaster” Drive to Universal Orlando Resort. The ride moves at speeds of up to 70 mph in 2.4 seconds and “propels the rider 155 feet into the air and then immediately into an 80-degree slope”. (Fox 35 Orlando)

5. According to a new study A third of small businesses in Florida can’t afford to pay their rent. Companies blame supply chain problems and rising inflation. The number of restaurant owners in Florida climbs to 53%, but retail appears to be improving. (Orlando Business Journal)

Today in Orlando:

  • UCF baseball versus Houston Located in John Euliano Park in the UCF Baseball Complex. (14 o’clock)
  • Running for courage 5K The proceeds go to Harbor Park, the Harbor House’s first 3-mile event in central Florida Harbor House’s childcare programthat serves hundreds of domestic violence survivors annually. (6:30 p.m.)
  • 50 years of nature conservation history With Orange Audubon Society, a brief history of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the importance of archiving the story. (19 o’clock)
  • Foreigners at the Front yard festival, Part of a six month socially distant live outdoor entertainment and unique experiences program. (19:30 o’clock)
  • Reggae on the roof at the Celine Orlando throw a party under the stars in downtown Orlando. (22 O `clock)

Orlando Patch Notebook:

  • Have you got your hurricane supplies yet? The National Meteorological Center is tracking a possible weather system in the Atlantic (it is not currently planned to do so in this way).
  • Downtown Orlando has a new art installation for visitors and residents to enjoy. It commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Orlando Downtown Development Board.
  • Workplaces: The U.S. Postal Service plans to hire 310 city carrier assistants in central Florida. Pay starts at $ 17.29 plus benefits.

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That’s all for today. I’ll be back in Orlando tomorrow with the latest event. My inbox is open for tips on how to send or want to get in touch: [email protected]

-Carlos Hernandez

About Me: I have lived in Florida since 1999 and have covered the Orlando area for nearly 10 years, mostly focusing on food on my blog at


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