Blue confetti back round with white text saying "Audubon's Best Places 2019" more text underneath reads "cheers to indie shops, local brews and sublime dining"

 

Audubon Park has had another terrific year and its time to raise a glass and celebrate our local businesses. As recognized by the readers, and in some cases editors, of the Orlando Weekly's Best of Orlando edition, some of the passionate people behind some of your favorite places are getting their due.

Warrior One Yoga

Voted number two yoga studio in Central Florida, most Warrior One yoga classes are vinyasa flow inspired by the True North Alignment principles of Baptiste Yoga. They also offer a few different types of yoga classes, in addition to spinning, strength, weights, and combination classes. Warrior One has two studios in the West Corrine plaza and will soon be opening a third studio in the East Corrine plaza, near Winter Park Cycles. 2822 Corrine Dr

Park Ave CDs

Voted number one for Best Record Store, Park Ave CDs has been Central Florida's number one stop for music (vinyl and CDs), turn tables, unique and fun gift items, candies, books, zines and more since 1984. 2916 Corrine Dr

Acme Cleaners

Acme Cleaners voted number one Best Dry Cleaners! They are the only cleaners in Central Florida that use a green cleaning system. Their machines don't rely on toxins like perchloroethylene (a carcinogen) and instead use a safe and energy efficient cleaning method recommended by green advocates like Green America. Acme Cleaners also rounds this out with a convenient pick up and delivery service. We should all be glad they won first place in the Dry Cleaning category. Sustainable practices should be rewarded. 3100 Corrine Dr

Redlight Redlight

The granddaddy of Orlando's craft beer scene, Redlight Redlight made second place in Best Craft Beer Bar. Owner and brewer Brent Hernandez has been pouring beer since 2005, but now that their brewing equipment is in place, look for more hyper local craft beer from these guys, like the their award winning Wood Aged Sour Beer category, which won a bronze at the Best Florida Beer Competition for their Belgian Sour Stout, Black Morning. 2810 Corrine Dr

Kelly's Homemade Ice Cream

Kelly's has the number one spot for Best Ice Cream. The eponymous owner of Kelly's Homemade Ice Cream is always coming up with new flavors for her rich, decadent ice cream sold in two Orlando locations. In addition to craft homemade ice cream, Kelly's offers sorbets. They develop unique and seasonal flavors and produce them in small batches on location here in Orlando, making them delightfully local. Their shops also offer shaved ice, ice cream flights, sundaes, shakes, floats, ice cream cupcakes, ice cream tacos and more. 3114 Corrine Dr and 1817 S Ferncreek Ave

Bikes Beans and Bordeaux Cafe

The actual category was Best Trivia Night Host and the winner of the number two spot is Curtis Earth Trivia. And you can experience this best trivia every Monday night at Bikes Beans and Bordeaux Cafe. 3022 Corrine Dr

Stardust Video and Coffee

Stardust Video and Coffee is a chill place to study or hangout with friends. They have eclectic art and funky decor all through the shop, plus a unique and wide variety of used books and DVDs. This landed them the number one spot in the Best Independent Book Store category! They also offer tea, coffee, a full bar along with sandwiches & other light fare with vegan-friendly options. 1842 Winter Park Rd

Tamale Co.

Tamale Co. came in second place for the Best Food Truck category! They are passionate about the idea of tamale, a Mexican dish that can be tracked back to the pre-hispanic times. Made of masa filled with anything from meats to fruits and vegetables, wrapped in corn husks and combined with delicious Mexican sauces. Making it a very traditional way to create a unique assemblage of different flavors. Tamale Co. offers the best Gourmet Mexican tamales, each hand-crafted to an artists perfection and prepared with the freshest ingredients Florida's local farmers have to offer. Their rich passion for the art of quality and authentic cuisine is sure to unwrap the original taste. 2411 Curry Ford Rd

Lineage Coffee

Lineage Coffee Roasting made third place in the Best Coffee category! They are a craft coffee roaster from Orlando, FL set on sharing their love of coffee with our community. They are passionate about uncovering the nuances and complexities of each coffee they source, roast, and serve, and telling the stories behind them. 3201 Corrine Dr

The Lovely Boutique Market

The Lovely Boutique Market earned two spots this year, second Best Antique Shop and third Best Furniture shop! The Lovely aims to promote and sell the works of the very best vintage collectors and local artisans in Orlando.  Their collectors search for the best in vintage home decor, clothing and mid century furniture. With over 40 collectors and artisans, you’ll find the convenience of multiple collections all under one roof. 2906 Corrine Dr

Bem Bom

Bem Bom was voted The Best Transition from Food Truck to Brick and Mortar. Bem Bom is a vibrant, fun, lunch-dinner restaurant, with a lively atmosphere, casual dining room and a relaxing patio. It’s family-friendly environment and adventurous cuisine. It attracts a dedicated following of families, foodies and your professionals alike. They delight their customers and their palettes by creating Mexican and Portuguese dishes inspired by fresh, traditional fare from Mexico and Portugal. These principals are demonstrated in their dedication and support for their community as well as our commitment to source locally raised ingredients. 3101 Corrine Dr

Signing Shadows

Per The Orlando Weekly: "Signing Shadows [are] capable of providing the traditional off-to-the-side sign-language interpretation you may have seen before, but where they excel is in "shadow interpretations": Their interpreters perform right alongside the actors onstage, providing a fully accessible and comprehensive communication of the role rather than a sort of ASL version of closed captioning."