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Nile Ethiopian Restaurant: Savory Cuisine in Orlando

Nile Ethiopian Restaurant: Savory Cuisine in Orlando

Nile Ethiopian Restaurant: Savory Cuisine in Orlando

Ethiopian food

Orlando Florida’s International Drive may be a hot spot for tourist attractions, but it is also home to Nile, a restaurant where you can indulge in mouth-watering authentic Ethiopian cuisine. The beautifully decorated award-winning establishment opened its doors in 2006 and has been serving a wide range of genuine and delectable meals prepared with house spices ever since.

Eating Ethiopian food is quite a unique experience. The cuisine, while typically enjoyed with friends and family, is presented on a communal plate, which encourages people to share their meal. The food on this plate, which ranges from lamb, fish, poultry, beef, vegetarian and vegan options, is placed on top of a soft and spongy pancake-like food called injera.

Injera’s taste is slightly sour and is created with teff, a grain that is crushed into flour, mixed into a batter, slightly fermented, and then cooked into a huge circular form on a heavy skillet. You are then given extra rolls of injera, used to scoop up the food on the plate. A good piece of advice: don’t forget to also eat the injera at the bottom of the dish, as it soaks up delicious flavors from the food on top.

Nile Ethiopian Restaurant truly creates the ultimate memorable experience by combining authentic cultural ambience with excellent customer service. Whether you are simply visiting on vacation or are simply just looking for things to do in Central Florida, we highly recommend you make your way to Nile!

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School Supply Drive for Students in Polk County

School Supply Drive for Students in Polk County

School Supply Drive for Students in Polk County

As summer vacation is vastly approaching its end, children will be getting their backpacks ready for a brand new school year right around the corner. It is notable to mention that Back to School Tax Free Week, previously lasting for three days, is now running from July 31st – August 9th. This will be the perfect time to purchase school items while spending less money!
 
There are people in our community that have found themselves in tough financial situations and just the need for these essential items has become an added stress. Fortunately, Bardell Real Estate is partnering up with the East Polk County Association of Realtors (EPCAR), along with other businesses, in organizing a back to school supply drive benefiting local Polk County students. EPCAR is asking for:
  • #2 pencils
  • pens
  • notebooks
  • erasers
  • colored pencils
  • folders
  • backpacks
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • highlighters
  • scissors
  • rulers
  • crayons
  • index cards
  • glue
  • #2 pencils
  • pens
  • notebooks
  • erasers
  • colored pencils
  • folders
  • backpacks
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • highlighters
  • scissors
  • rulers
  • crayons
  • index cards
  • glue
Donations are currently be accepted from now until 8/6/2021. You may drop your contributions at our Bardell Real Estate office located at 9110 Hwy 192, Clermont FL 34714 during Mondays – Fridays between 9 AM – 5 PM. The EPCAR office in Winter Haven will also be accepting donations between 8:30 AM – 5 PM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 
 
The following EPCAR business partners and brokerages will also be collecting back to school supplies Mondays – Fridays:  
 
  • Century 21 Myers Realty (Auburndale)
  • Coldwell Banker Realty (Winter Haven)
  • I Think Realty (Winter Haven)
  • Organized Haven (Lakeland)
  • Paramount Title (Winter Haven)

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Orlando Cat Cafe: The Purrfect Coffee Spot

Orlando Cat Cafe: The Purrfect Coffee Spot

Orlando Cat Cafe: The Purrfect Coffee Spot

There nothing like being able drive from your Central Florida home to a destination where you can snuggle with precious kittens while devouring mouth-watering coffee. Lucky for you, there is an establishment in Clermont, Florida called the Orlando Cat Cafe where you can do just that. Given that today is National Kitten Day, the timing has never been better to scope this Central Florida location out!

What is the Orlando Cat Cafe?

Florida’s first cat cafe to open was an idea sparked by cat enthusiast, Sandra Cagan, when she grew inspiration while viewing a 2014 NBC news story about this very concept. By the beginning of the following year, she gathered a copious amount of research to formulate the purrfect business for making the Orlando Cat Cafe a reality. 
 
Situated in Clermont’s Cagan Crossings shopping center, the business opened to the public in September 2016. By forming a business partnership with Winter Garden-based Axum Coffee, an established coffee company, the two businesses have been working together in bringing people’s adoration for delicious coffee and snuggly cats together. 
 

What to Expect at Orlando Cat Cafe

As you enter the establishment, you will find yourself in Axium Coffee, first which will serve as your check-in point. While you may opt to just enjoy a freshly brewed cup of hot coffee while there, paw-lease scope out the delegated cat section to play with some furry friends. Perhaps, you may lock eyes with the cat of your dreams and decide to adopt your next best friend.

How Much Does it Cost to Play with the Cats?

Keep in mind Orlando Cat Cafe charges a small fee for an hour of playtime with these snuggly pets. Adults are charged $8 to access the play/adoption area, however, if you have a little one under the age of 12, their entrance fee will be $4. If you do happen to bring a child under the age of 12, make certain they are accompanied by a trusted adult chaperone.

 

Do I have to Make a Reservation for the Orlando Cat Cafe?

Although Orlando Cat Cafe accepts walk-ins when when visitors arrive without an appointment slot, it is highly advisable to make a reservation beforehand to avoid any possibility of being denied access due to crowds reaching over-capacity.

Are Kittens and Adult Cats Kept in the Same Space?

Orlando Cat Cafe ensures that kittens and adult cats are kept apart. The younger ones are placed inside a kitten tent away from any roaming adult cats until they reach an age where they may be safely placed in close proximity to the rest of the adult cats. Not to mention, younger cats exacerbate significantly more energy in addition to requiring more attention by their caregivers.

 

Coffee with a Feline-thropic Cause

A serving of Axum Coffee goes beyond satisfying your taste buds while granting you a boost of energy. Their mission thrives in assisting those living in Axum, Ethiopia to have a higher quality of life. The profits received by each coffee purchase are donated to Ethiopian inhabitants in need while focusing on the aim to provide accessible fresh water and more.

Whether you are visiting Central Florida as a tourist, scoping out the area’s phenomenal retirement communities or are simply just looking for things to do in Clermont, make sure to add Orlando Cat Cafe to your itinerary!

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Out & About: Blue Spring State Park

Out & About: Blue Spring State Park

Out & About: Blue Spring State Park

View of Blue Springs State Park
When pondering about things to do in Orlando or Central Florida, you may envision thrilling theme parks and popular tourist attractions. While experiencing these attractions are a must when visiting Orlando, the Florida outdoors also have breathtaking natural springs that won’t put a dent in your wallet. Blue Spring State Park is a Central Florida must-see located along Orange City’s St. John’s river, just a 45-minute drive from Orlando. While they are open all year round from 8 AM to sundown, it is advisable to visit the springs early as they often reach peak capacity, especially during the winter months.
Blue Spring is home to over fifteen threatened and endangered animals, such as tortoises, scrub jays and bears. What the serene 72 degree spring is most famous for though are its manatees, given that it is one of the best locations to view these animals in the wild without needing a boat. The state park has platforms spread along the river where visitors can take a stroll and capture the beauty of these picture-perfect waters while finding a few manatees. While you may spot these creatures all-year round, they are mostly visible during the winter, specifically January or February.
Blue Spring State Park View
Although swimming isn’t permitted during the winter months when the manatees are prominently present, Blue Spring opens its refreshing waters to swimmers from the Spring up until the early Fall. Guests can enjoy floating along the mellow river with tube rentals available, or they also have the option of canoeing, kayaking or paddle boarding. If all the fun gets you to work up an appetite, Blue Spring has plenty of picnic spots as well as a small Cantina if you did not bring your own food.
 
So whether you are just moving to Orlando or are visiting the area and want to explore Florida beyond its theme parks, head on over to Blue Spring and bring some snacks, a device to capture photos and good company!
Blue Spring is home to over fifteen threatened and endangered animals, such as tortoises, scrub jays and bears. What the serene 72 degree spring is most famous for though are its manatees, given that it is one of the best locations to view these animals in the wild without needing a boat. The state park has platforms spread along the river where visitors can take a stroll and capture the beauty of these picture-perfect waters while finding a few manatees. While you may spot these creatures all-year round, they are mostly visible during the winter, specifically January or February. 
 
Although swimming isn’t permitted during the winter months when the manatees are prominently present, Blue Spring opens its refreshing waters to swimmers from the Spring up until the early Fall. Guests can enjoy floating along the mellow river with tube rentals available, or they also have the option of canoeing, kayaking or paddle boarding. If all the fun gets you to work up an appetite, Blue Spring has plenty of picnic spots as well as a small Cantina if you did not bring your own food. 
 
So whether you are just moving to Orlando or are visiting the area and want to explore Florida beyond its theme parks, head on over to Blue Spring and bring some snacks, a device to capture photos and good company!

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Father’s Day at Downtown Clermont Farmer’s Market

Father’s Day at Downtown Clermont Farmer’s Market

Father’s Day at Downtown Clermont Farmer’s Market

Still don’t have ideas for what to do this Father’s Day in Central Florida? Consider taking a stroll through Downtown Clermont Farmer’s Market this Sunday anytime from 9 AM – 2 PM! There’s no entrance fee or reservations required, making it an ideal spot for a last-minute Father’s Day adventure.  With over 40 local vendors, you can find anything from fresh produce, unique handmade items, plants, captivating artwork and more.

Places to Eat for Father’s Day in Downtown Clermont

Downtown Clermont Farmer’s Market is conveniently in the same area as many shops, breweries and best of all: lots of restaurant options! These are a couple of our personal favorites for a delicious Father’s Day meal:

 

Lilly’s on the Lake

Lilly’s on the Lake is a fantastic dining option when visiting the historic district of Clermont, Florida. The Caribbean beach front restaurant overlooking Lake Minneola has both indoor and outdoor patio seating, perfect for exquisite moon rise views. They also have a private room for small gatherings as well as an indoor/outdoor bar.

 

Enjoy live talent every night of the week from open mics, karaoke, live DJs and more! For extra thrills, the lakefront restaurant has 6-person surrey’s, 10-speed bikes, beach cruisers and tri-decks available for rent during business hours. 

 

Montrose Street Market

Can’t get the family to decide on a place to eat? Check out Montrose Street Market where the variety of different food options will satisfy everyone’s appetite! The curated 5,000 square foot marketplace supports independently owned businesses and offers a high-quality experience for both shoppers & vendors while maintaining competitively affordable food prices. Additionally when you visit the establishment during the weekend, you’ll have the treat of experiencing local musical entertainment from a designated music platform stage area.
 
Montrose Street Market provides indoor and outdoor seating with up to 100 visitors at a given time. While hours of operation vary by the day of the week, Montrose Street market will be open from 8am – 7pm this Father’s Day Sunday.

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2521 Rosemont Cir in Davenport Sold

2521 Rosemont Cir in Davenport Sold

2521 ROSEMONT CIRCLE, DAVENPORT, FL

Just Sold

$ Click for current price
4 BEDROOMS | 3 full baths BATHROOMS | 1556 SqFt

2521 Rosemont Cir-For Sale is Fully furnished pool home in the highly sought after gated resort golf community of Providence. Located in the Rosemont subdivision characterized by barrel tile roofs and just a short distance from the Club House. The open living and dining area benefit from lots of natural light and provides access through sliding doors onto the pool deck. The fully equipped kitchen with 42 inch cabinets, granite counter tops and breakfast bar is at the center of the home keeping everyone involved. The master bedroom with en-suite is at the rear of the home with direct access onto the pool deck and the en-suite doubles as a pool bath. Two bedrooms share the house bathroom and the fourth bedroom at the front of the home also has an en-suite making it ideal for two families or multi generational living. Outside the heated in ground pool offers a great place to play or relax and you still have plenty of deck space to dine or entertain under the covered lanai.
Providence Golf Community offers 24-hour guard gated security, an 18-hole championship course, clubhouse with restaurant and bar, fitness center, resort style pool and spa, tennis courts as well as walking and biking trails. Currently used as a vacation rental and already has bookings and management in place but could also be used as a permanent residence or snowbird retreat – it’s your choice so make sure to view today.