Dear Community, It is with a light and liberated heart that I share the news that I am no longer an owner of Dandelion Communitea Cafe, having recently signed a settlement. The settlement stopped the lawsuit to dissolve the business. The incredible place I infused with so much of my heart, soul and essence will continue on to feed … More Fare-thee-well, Dandelion! This lil seed flies free, where she lands….
I’m honored to be making Herstory on behalf of my community in Orlando and all my friends at the Working Families Summit today. This one is for you Maya Juniper Rose! Watch Live: http://workingfamiliessummit.org/
Back in 2009, the city caught some local heat when the mayor announced Buy Local Orlando, a window-sticker and membership-card merchant promotion intended to encourage Orlando consumers to patronize local businesses, as many were suffering the effects of the recent recession. The problem was that the city wasn’t able (or, possibly, willing) to distinguish between … More The city’s Buy Local Orlando program runs off into the sunset by Billy Manes for the Orlando Weekly
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Dandelion is my first love. You can imagine how good it feels to be the poster child for guilt free dining in Central Florida. High five to Heather McPherson for her brilliant cover choice for the calendar section of the Orlando Sentinel on the first Friday of the New Year. Indeed, 2013 is already feeling … More Front Page OS Calendar Section
This article was originally publishedon AUGUST 18, 2011 in for HappyCow, read the original article here. Owner or Chef’s Name: Julie Norris (her blog) Is this your first restaurant? Yes What has been your greatest professional success and your biggest setback? Our greatest success has been from the relationships that have formed over the years with … More Interview for Happy Cow
I am spending this summer as an intern at the Orlando Business Journal, a weekly publication focusing on small-business interests in Central Florida. Although I am plodding along, picking up as much as I can about researching and reporting, I was stalled a bit when my editor threw me an assignment about what he called … More The Alternative OBJ Article