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’.  Whatever the case may be, Orlando has something for you!

Summer is here and it’s time to re-visit Soultry in Metro West. This richly appointed, elegant lounge boasts a splendid selection of spirits from the classics to the exclusives. Soultry’s exotic menu of small plates and appetizers includes piquant lamb pops and mouth-watering flatbread. If you’ve never been or haven’t been there in a while you’ll want to get to Soultry Lounge tout de suite. Once you’re there take a few deep breaths, let the ‘grown folk-ness’ of the place surround you and order the bread pudding. Served in a hot cast iron skillet, it’s the best in the city! 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… is that Floetry or Jodeci?

Perhaps, with a little coaxing, management will consider selling the bread pudding in ‘to-go’ skillets with copies of Soultry Sounds on compact discs. On Tuesdays enjoy tacos and marguerita specials. Visit for scheduled tastings and additional information.

For the day tripper or the resident champion, 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. Drop-in and hone your skills or test your acumen. Call 407-835-7323 for additional information.

School’s out. Bring your kids to Premiere Cinemas 14 at Fashion Square Mall for their Summer Kids Fest every Tuesday and Wednesday through August 8, 2018 at 10:00 am. It’s a FREE show for all! For more details: telephone 407-894-0545 or email

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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