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🎉 It's 407 Day, y'all — where will you spend your hard-earned dollars?

Plus, sweet Jesus, Kelly's Homemade Ice Cream and Gideon's Bakehouse are making a tasty food baby today-only

Happy 407 Day, Orlando.

You might be wondering, “What’s 407 Day?” Well, it’s a made-up holiday that celebrates Orlando businesses on April 7, aka 4-07. 

The initiative originated from a campaign started by VisitOrlando and Orange County Government in hopes of pushing locals to dine-in or order takeout from their favorite restaurants then post it on their social media channels using the hashtag #407Day. 

Since then, local businesses have jumped on board to offer deals, some of which we’ve rounded up down below. 

Here’s your friendly reminder that while UberEats, DoorDash, the likes are convenient, they take a chunk of change from the restaurants themselves so hey, maybe call in your order and go pick it up if you’re able. 

Oh, and another reminder, Wednesdays are for food (and drink) news around here so hopefully you came to your inbox hungry. Now, let’s get to those 407 specials and news about a pop-up pho night, free burgers for the vaccinated, a monthly cocktail meetup, and who’s celebrating their 15 year anniversary in the City Beautiful. 

Want to show your Orlando pride? You can download this image on 407day.info and post it to your grid. 📸: 407 Day | Wanna see your photo here? Tag either #pulptown or @pulptown on Instagram to be featured as our IG of the Day! 

What Orlando is talking about 

🍦 Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream and Gideon’s Bakehouse are making a 407 Day baby. It’s one-part Kelly’s limited-edition Alligator Tracks ice cream (orange zest with almonds and dark chocolate chunks) and one-part Gideon’s Stuart’s Cookie (an orange pecan chocolate chip doozy!). And it’s available today only at Kelly’s Corrine Drive, Oviedo and Fern Creek locations from 3 p.m. until sell out. (Orlando Sentinel

  • Related: There’s a new Foxtail location coming to Winter Park and Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream will have a stall inside. The new spot is located near Donut King off Howell Branch Road if you want to forego counting calories and just do the whole trifecta. So far, no opening date has been announced. (The32789)

🍺 Ivanhoe Park Brewing is also jumping in on the fun and offering an “I4 Eyesore slow pour.” The beer aficionados are taking their Parkhopper Pilsner and tapping it on a side pull tap. It’ll be slow to pour, hence the name. (Ivanhoe Park Brewing on Instagram

🍺 Orange Blossom Brewing picked the perfect day to launch its new City Beautiful IPA.  You’ve gotta peep the artwork — it’s beautiful, just as the name suggests. Find it at locations around town using their Beerfinder tool and grab a 407 pint glass from World of Beer, The Hammered Lamb, Cavo’s, Sportstown, and Graffiti Junktion. (Orlando Weekly)

In more food news… 

🍻 Orlando Brewing is celebrating 15 years in Orlando. It’s the oldest organic beer brewed here in the city and is making it a weeklong party with tastings and small batch releases every day this week. (Orlando Brewing on Instagram

  • Related: Speaking of, we interviewed Mary McGinn, owner of The Nook on Robinson two weeks ago for our “Have a Drink With” series, and the story goes that she got her start at Orlando Brewing. See what else I learned and what I drank at the link. 👉 (Pulptown on Instagram

🍜 Don’t make dinner plans for tomorrow night. Hourglass Social House has you covered with a special “Noodle Night,” a  pop-up collab dinner between Le Ky Patisserie and Orlando Meats. Party starts at 5 p.m. (Bungalower)

🍔 People who’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine can get a free burger at participating World of Beers today. The burger of choice is their new Black n’ Blue Burger "to celebrate a recovery from the past year’s bruises," according to a press release. (Fox35

🍸 The Dinner Party Project wants you to join them for their new COVID-friendly Cocktail and Connect series. It’s an outdoor monthly meetup, weather permitting, of 10 people or less and it costs $20 a month for a drink, an app, and quality conversations, if you’re hungry for connection. (The Dinner Party Project

🌮 This week’s date night kit from Pig Floyds looks ridamndiculous. For $44, you get four tacos, three sides, two beers (or wine!) plus a candle from @thesolocandleco and two doughnuts from @thesaltydonut. Oh, and a conversation card to keep things spicy. If you want to impress someone, call 1833PIGLOVE. Mmmk? (Pig Floyds on Instagram

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Today

🍺 There's a new beer in town promoting Mills 50 and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will be on hand to unveil it (Mills 50 District)

🍺 Celebrate #407Day with the new City Beautiful IPA from Orange Blossom Brewing Co. and grab a pint glass to match (City of Orlando )

🍻 Celebrate 15 years of brewing organic beer in Central Florida with food, fun, and new beer releases (SoDo)

❓ Test your Star Wars knowledge with trivia and brews at Motorworks Brewing (Downtown)

Tomorrow

🛍 Support local while gettin' your eatin', drinkin', and dancin' on at the outdoor Spring Fling Party (Sanford)

🍷 Taste rounds of rosé at Luisa's Cellars wine pairing event (Sanford)

🍿 Watch the 1971 cult classic "Duel" on the big screen outdoors in Central Park (Winter Park)

🎶 Venture out for a night of 50s and 60s rockabilly music under the stars at The Plaza Live (Milk District)

💉 Share your ideas about education and vaccines in this open civil discourse forum at the Winter Park Library (Live)

Friday

🎬 Pony up for a night of "Sister Act 1" outdoors on the big screen and some good eats from Jimmy Hulas (Mills 50)

💐 Calling all green thumbs, see how your orchids stack up at the International Spring Orchid Festival happening at Krull-Smith Landscapes through Sunday (Apopka)

🎶 Stay in and stream the jazzy ensemble, Russ Spiegel Organ Group, to your living room, courtesy of our friends at Timucua Arts Foundation (Online)

Saturday

🎟 Have a ball at the Ballet Ball set in 19th Century Paris (Loch Haven Park)

🎉 Embrace spring with a fling and an outdoor hang (Thornton Park)

🛍 Make your way to Will's Pub to shop local vendors and enjoy good vintage, good eats, good drinks and more (Mills 50)

🎉 Grab the kiddos and head to the science center for Superhero weekend, a celebration of local heroes and superheroes alike through Sunday (Loch Haven Park)

☮️ Downward dog with cute felines in this bi-weekly yoga class (Clermont)

🍿 Watch "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" in the dark in a park (Maitland)

🎶 Take a drive to Central Florida Fairgrounds for an outdoor festival of beers, BBQ, and live music (West Colonial)

🍿 Tune in to the Florida Film Festival's debut of "Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street" (Online/Maitland)

Sunday

🖼 Take the whole fam on a virtual tour of the Mennello Museum (Online)

🎵 Shop the annual Orlando Record and CD Show at Central Florida Fairgrounds (West Colonial)

🎶 Celebrate 15 years of Southern Fried Sundays with live performances by Beartoe, Jordan Foley, and more Orlando favorites (Mills 50)

⛳️ Putt-putt your way around the Celery City on this fine Sunday (Sanford)

🛍 Shop local BIPOC makers at this pop-up Sunday market (Winter Park)

One more thing

The excitement around Orlando’s food scene has been palpable for years, but it takes some kind of guts to open a restaurant in the middle of a global pandemic. Check out this round-up by Tasty Chomps of 32 notable restaurants that opened in 2020. 

See y’all again tomorrow for a special Throwback Thursday edition. 

– ✌️ Katie at Pulptown

P.S. Did you tune into this week’s episode of 15 Minutes in Pulptown? We talked COVID-19 vaccines, who’s hiring, EDC, 407 Day, and who to follow on the internet. Check it out here

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