Orlando, Fla. — Orange County is celebrating local restaurants and their employees on the 2nd annual ‘407 Day.’
Mayor Jerry Demings is encouraging residents to dine inside or order takeout to help support the local food scene during the pandemic.
Supporters are being encouraged post restaurant recommendations and pictures online using the hashtag #407.
Reporter Katrina Scales took a stroll around Orlando’s College Park and Ivanhoe Village neighborhoods to chat with local business owners and customers.
Doghouse / The Soda Fountain
Where else can you get a customized gourmet hot dog with toasty air-fried tater tots and a chocolatey alcoholic milkshake under the same roof?
On the corner of Edgewater Dr. and Bryn Mawr St. in College Park, Carlos can serve you up these perfect pairings.
“If you want something good for your day, just go for a hotdog and a milkshake!”
Both indulgent eateries are open until 10 p.m.
Santiago’s Bodega - Orlando
With two locations in Central Florida, this unique and colorful restaurant is more than just a tapas bar.
The Ivanhoe Village location boasts a wide selection of finger foods with flavors for every palate—from smoked salmon, to tender lamb, to balsamic brussels sprouts.
Santiago’s comfortable front porch was full of happy diners this 407 Day, including one customer I spoke with who was enjoying a bottle of champagne and a extravagant cheese platter.
“You can sit down, like my friend and I often do, and we usually end up spending five hours here,” she laughed.
Take advantage of their full bar cocktail menu until 2 a.m.
The Greek Corner
With more than a dozen Greek restaurants to choose from in Orlando, this Ivanhoe Village staple has been serving dependable, authentic Greek food for nearly 16 years.
Most customers choose a table on their spacious covered patio.
You don’t need to worry about leaving hungry thanks to Greek Corner’s generous portions. Locals rave about this spot for their fresh salads and gyro sandwiches.
Even their un-traditional Greek food is top-notch!
Try their Key Lime Pie, if you’ve got room after dinner.