SW Orlando Sports News – August 18, 2016


compiled by Lauren Salinero

Ruben Saldana, Jeremy Nunez, (back, l. to r.) Matt Clapp, Noah Sullivan, Austin Snyder and JJ Rogers of the Dip Brother Hood ultimate dodgeball team win Sky Zone Orlando’s first Ultimate Dodgeball Qualifier.

Sky Zone Orlando hosted its first Ultimate Dodgeball Qualifier. The winning team, Dip Brother Hood from the Dr. Phillips area, had the opportunity to compete in the fifth annual Ultimate Dodgeball Championship in Las Vegas for a shot at $50,000.

Team members included Matt Clapp, Jeremy Nunez, JJ Rogers, Ruben Saldana, Austin Snyder and Noah Sullivan.

Mama Louise Restaurant


Offering Authentic Italian Food Prepared With Love

There is nothing like a home-cooked meal, especially if the recipe has been passed down and perfected through generations. Mama Louise Restaurant is one place where you can have that experience without pulling out your own pots and pans and heading to the kitchen to try to prepare fresh Italian dishes.

Mama Louise welcomes families big and small to share a meal or take advantage of daily specials. Live music and events are also a mainstay at Mama Louise, enticing a loyal crowd looking for a great place to gather, unwind or share a special occasion.

SW Orlando News Briefs


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Presenting the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye

Winderlakes resident Diana Chastain (front, center) and Southwest resident Todd Andrus (front, right) Orlando Eye head of marketing, take a turn on the newly dubbed CocaCola Orlando Eye.

To celebrate the renaming of The Orlando Eye to the CocaCola Orlando Eye, the 400-foot observation wheel offered all guests a complimentary Coca-Cola beverage. With the new partnership comes an enhanced experience, featuring a bold and contemporary look throughout the exterior of the Eye’s terminal building, including Coca-Cola’s signature red-and-white colors. On the wheel itself, select capsules have been …

“What is your favorite cocktail?”

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compiled by Adina Fleeger

Whether it is the crisp refreshment of a soda, cold bite of a good beer, or the tang of a fine wine, Southwest residents have varied tastes in their drinks of choice. Any meal can be transformed with the correct pairing, and we wanted to find out which go-to drink is favored by locals.


“What is your favorite cocktail?”


“When I’m dining out, I like to order a margarita. At home, I like to drink red roscato wine from Italy.”

Derek Wiedenhoeft

Dr. Phillips

Neighborhood News – August 18, 2016


compiled by Lauren Salinero

Dr. Phillips

ShuffieldLowman & Wilson PA attorney Stephanie Cook is named a Legal Elite Up & Comer by Florida Trend magazine.

Florida Trend magazine staff members collect ballots from Florida Bar members, asking lawyers to name attorneys whom they hold in the highest regard and would recommend to others, publishing the results as the Legal Elite. A special under-40-year-old distinction of Legal Elite Up & Comer was given to Dr. Phillips resident Stephanie Cook, attorney at ShuffieldLowman & Wilson PA. Stephanie practices in commercial and fiduciary litigation.

Keene’s Pointe Resident Hopes to Build Mosque


Many Express Concern Over Land Use

by Debra Wood

A proposed mosque on a property backing onto Lake Mable has residents concerned about traffic, drainage, noise and that the land use is not compatible with the residential rural flavor of the area. But the applicant maintains the mosque will be a good neighbor.

“We live here and will not do anything to jeopardize the area,” said applicant Muhammad Awan, a Keenes Pointe resident. “We are your …

SWB Tourist Update/CFHLA


Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association, incorporated in 1980, is the world’s largest regional lodging association, representing approximately 80 percent of all lodging rooms in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. CFHLA also represents more than 500 “supplier” businesses that operate within the hospitality industry in Central Florida.

CFHLA leadership is composed of a 45-member board of directors, who …

A Special Invitation from the I-Drive Resort Area


Dear Central Florida Residents,

We invite you to come down and rediscover the International Drive Resort Area. As you may have heard, the world-renowned International Drive Resort Area has transformed into an even more exciting resort destination. And it’s right around the corner from you! We have more than 350 restaurants that cater to every taste and fancy. I-Drive has every international and American cuisine from family-friendly to the finest of dining to popular artsy tapas like Café Tu Tu Tango …

Dining Guide – 2016

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Southwest Orlando Bulletin’s 2016 Annual Dining Guide is featuring Bravo Cucina Italiana, Cafe TuTu Tango, El Inka Grill, Friendly Confines Sports, Habaneros Mexican, Hot Krust Panini, Itta Bena, Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, Mama Louise, Mango’s, New Punjab, NYPD Pizza, Shogun and Slate …

Gorgeous Granitas!


Traditional Italian-Style Icy Treat Is a Breeze to Make

by Kirsten Harrington

Looking for a cool, icy dessert you can make at home, but don’t have an ice cream maker or Popsicle molds? Why not make luscious frozen granitas?

Not to be confused with that slushy drink from your favorite coffee bar, an authentic granita is a fluffy, fruity shaved-ice dish originating from the island of Sicily in the Mediterranean. Similar to sorbet but with more texture, this sophisticated Italian version of a snow cone is easy to make at home, with no fancy equipment or hot ovens involved. So put your freezer to work, and in a few short hours you will …