By Sharon Fletcher Jones


Are you approaching the middle of a ho-hum week or lost for something new and exciting to do? Maybe you just want to ease into these ‘lazy days of summer’? Either way, Orlando’s got something for you.

But first, it’s time to re-visit Soultry in Metro West, Orlando. This richly appointed, elegant lounge boasts a splendid selection of spirits and an exotic menu of small plates and appetizers that include piquant lamb pops and mouth- watering flatbread. However, if you’ve never been or haven’t been there in a while you’ll need to get there tout de suite. While you’re there, take a few deep breaths, let the ‘grown folk-ness’ of the place consume you and order the bread pudding! Served in a hot, cast iron skillet, it’s the best in the City Beautiful! Give an intentional listen to the music being played in the background – it’s the proprietor’s own playlist and it’s always so, so, so…

Perhaps, with a little coaxing, they will consider selling the bread pudding in to-go skillets with copies of Soultry Sounds on compact discs. On Tuesdays enjoy tacos and marguerite specials. Visit

The Orange County Public Library at 101 East Central Boulevard hosts Drop-In Chess on the first Wednesday of every month from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. The library provides free chess sets and rule sheets. Call 407-835-7323 for additional information.

Bring your kids to Premiere Cinemas 14 at Fashion Square Mall for their Summer Kids Fest every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00 am. through August 8, 2018.

About the author

Sharon Fletcher Jones is a true Libra, an action-ist, and a budget fashionista. The Portsmouth, Virginia native is also an employment specialist with Goodwill Industries, a life coach and an associate editor at ONYX Magazine. Stacey’s mom (literally) has got it going on. Fletcher Jones’ personal mantra is “It’s the dash that counts.”


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