Plus, which of these toppings don't belong on a pizza? Trick question: They all do.

🍕 Your taste buds are calling, will you answer them?

Plus, which of these toppings does not belong on a pizza? Trick question: They all do.

By Katie Johnston

Happy hump day, folks. Got a question for you — Did you eat yet? 

Because in true Wednesday fashion, we’re dishing up food (and drink) news only today. 

Read on to learn about the Mongolian barbecue joint coming to Colonial, a cool local makers/cocktail/chef's table concept headed to East End Market, and a roundup of 28 local restaurants that have been in the biz for more than 25 years.

Prepare to be hypnotized. Your stomach is growling, your taste buds are calling, will you answer 'em?

Salivate you will. Just look at this perfect Panipuri from Bombay Street Kitchen. 📸: @emibefeasting | Wanna see your photo here? Tag either #pulptown or @pulptown on Instagram to be featured as our IG of the Day! 

Chew on this, Orlando

🔥 East End Market is revamping its second floor and launching a hot new concept in its place. The Neighbors is a joint initiative from long-term residents in the food hall including Jacob Zepf of Freehand Goods, East End Market owner John Rife, Domu's Sonny Nguyen, and restaurateurs Johnny and Jimmy Tung. Look forward to a local makers' retail space, chef’s incubator and tasting table, and cocktail lounge all in one. (WKMG)  

🍽 New restaurants are cool and all, but when’s the last time you took a visit to an OG eatery like Linda’s La Cantina? Our pals over at Orlando Weekly rounded up 28 of the longest-running Central Florida restaurants in town, and it’s worth putting in your back pocket. (Orlando Weekly

🍜 While Bite 30 is coming to an end, Magical Dining is just about to get started. The annual five-week-long foodie extravaganza from Visit Orlando kicks off Aug. 27 and runs through Oct. 3 and will feature three-course prix-fixe meals for $37 per person at more than 80 participating restaurants. (Bungalower

🍻 Speaking of good things coming to an end, we regret to inform you that Finnhenry's is closing its doors after 13 years. The downtown bar is where I personally forged a lot of great friendships and took one too many dirty Henry's. Want one last hoorah? Check 'em out before they close up shop this Saturday. (Finnhenry's on Instagram)

🍕 From Sriracha shrimp and bacon cheeseburgers to strawberries, bananas, and marshmallows, what can’t you find on pizza these days? Check out this list of 15 of the area’s most over-the-top ‘zas. (Orlando Weekly)  

🇲🇳 The same folks who brought King Bao, Matcha House, Poke Hana, and Chi-Kin to Mills 50 are now bringing a Mongolian barbecue joint to the strip. The Mongolorian will open in the former Firehouse Subs location on Colonial Drive later this year and will serve Mongolian barbecue bowls. (Orlando Weekly

🍌 You will go bananas over the goodies from Phatash Bakes. The “bananas gone wild” cookies are 1/2 banana and salted caramel dough, 1/2 chocolate and fudge brownie dough, stuffed with chewy delicious caramel, and topped with creamy sea salt caramel candy. (We’re drooling over here 😋) Don’t miss the weekly flavor drops from bakers Ash and Izzy, ready to order every Saturday. (@phatashbakes on Instagram)

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🕯Relax and Re:Charge

Unwind with an immersive serenade at Re:Charge this weekend. (📸: Timucua Arts Foundation) 

Bring your blanket and Re:Charge this weekend! Four lucky readers will win a pair of tickets to this one-of-a-kind orchestral event presented by our friends at Timucua Arts Foundation and Creative City Project

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☮️ Take a mid-week inhale at this outdoor yoga class in Mead Botanical Garden (Winter Park)

👟 Go for a walk on the West Orange Trail and read a story at the same time (Winter Garden)


🏀 Watch the NBA Draft live at the Amway Center for free, but you've gotta RSVP ahead of time (Parramore)

🌱 Make your own succulent while sipping on local brews (SoDo)


❄️ Immerse yourself in the Disney magic with Central Florida Community Arts production of "Frozen Jr." through Saturday (Ivanhoe)

👻 Get to know the spirits that haunt this small town every Friday and Saturday (Sanford)

🍿Kick back, relax, and drink a few beers at this pop-up movie night at Ivanhoe Park Brewing (Ivanhoe)

🗣Learn some insider tips for social media at this lunch and learn at Credo Conduit (Ivanhoe)

🎶 Jam with Someday Honey (feat. Kaleigh Baker), Blue Streak Mamas, and Kristopher James at this big show at Will's Pub (Mills 50)

⚽️ Show your pride for Orlando City SC as the team takes on Atlanta United FC (Parramore)


🛍 Celebrate Christmas in July by shopping these local vendors (Sanford)

🏈 Cheer on the Orlando Predators to a win over the Carolina Cobras. Tix start at $18 (Parramore)

🛍 Support local makers while frequenting local biz at this monthly pop-up market (Thornton Park)

🍽 Bring your appetite to this foodie-forward walking tour of nearby eateries (Winter Park)

🇵🇪 Celebrate Peru's Independence Day with a party at the Orlando Museum of Art (Loch Haven Park)

🍾 Pop bottles at Island Time for this weekly drag brunch (Thornton Park)


☮️ Practice yoga in the sculpture garden at the Mennello Museum every Sunday at 11:30 a.m. (Loch Haven Park)

🎶 Go "somewhere you feel free" at this musical tribute night to Eddie Foeller (Mills 50)

🛍 Shop BIPOC makers at this weekly pop-up market in Hannibal Square (Winter Park)

🍺 Celebrate Hollerbach's 20th anniversary with das boot, delicious German food, and live music (Sanford)

🎶 Watch the dynamic duo, Duo Arpeggione, as they perform cello and piano masterpieces at Timucua Arts Foundation (SoDo/Online)

One more thing

If you’ve been missing live concerts, you’re in luck. More and more shows are being booked across Central Florida, and as an incentive to get us to buy tickets, concert promoter Live Nation is selling $20 tickets today through Sunday, Aug. 1, for select events. 

However, there are no discounted shows planned for Orlando so the nearest location is the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. Whomp whomp. 

It can’t all be sunshine and roses. Sometimes it’s just a field of daffodils, y’all.

– ✌️ Katie at Pulptown

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