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Orlando Featured on Netflix’s ‘Somebody Feed Phil’

Orlando is one of only eight destinations – and one of two U.S. destinations – profiled in season 7 of the popular Netflix show, “Somebody Feed Phil,” an unscripted culinary travel series starring Phil Rosenthal, that premiered on Friday, March 1st.

The “Everybody Loves Raymond” creator and his production crew filmed in Orlando last year, eager to showcase the Central Florida destination’s award-winning, diverse and evolving dining scene. More than a dozen local businesses and local personalities are featured in the show.

“I’m here to maybe change your mind about Orlando itself,” Rosenthal says in the episode. “It’s a city created around entertainment, yes, but it has its own story beyond the theme parks.”

Visit Orlando, the destination’s official tourism association, worked for over a year to secure this opportunity to feature Orlando in more than 190 countries and eight languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.

The local businesses visited by the “Somebody Feed Phil” crew include:
  • Black Bee Honey (student entrepreneurship program in downtown Orlando’s Parramore district)
  • Capa (the only Michelin starred Florida restaurant led by female chef of Asian descent located at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort)
  • Crocante (Puerto Rican cuisine in downtown Orlando)
  • East End Market (community food hall and hub for local vendors in the Audubon Park neighborhood):
  • DOMU (Michelin Bib Gourmand ramen bar)
  • Gideon’s Bakehouse (bakery known for their oversized half-pound cookies)
  • Hinckley’s Fancy Meats (counter deli offering gourmet sandwiches)
  • La Femme du Fromage (artisan cheese shop led by a female cheese monger)
  • Kook’n with Kim (soul food kitchen based in Eatonville, the nation’s oldest African American municipality)
  • Se7en Bites (LGBTQ+ owned Southern-inspired bakery and restaurant in downtown Orlando)
  • Sampaguita (Filipino-inspired ice cream shop offering unique flavors as well as dairy-free options in downtown Orlando’s Mills 50 district)
  • Tien Hung Oriental Market (Asian grocery store located in downtown Orlando’s Mills 50 district)

Following the unscripted and unrehearsed nature of the show, Rosenthal and his production crew spent a week exploring Orlando’s lesser-known and multicultural food scene. Visit Orlando’s team connected Rosenthal and producers for “Somebody Feed Phil” with Orlando businesses, award-winning chefs, noted local personalities, elected officials and foodie experts such as the Orlando Sentinel’s Amy Drew Thompson and Tasty Chomp’s Ricky Ly, to highlight Orlando’s culinary gems.

The local businesses visited by the “Somebody Feed Phil” crew include everything from Michelin starred restaurants to immigrant-owned businesses to multicultural and fusion options favored by locals.

View the teaser trailer of Somebody Feed Phil: Season 7 here featuring Orlando’s Puerto Rican-inspired Crocante and Chef Yamuel Bigio.

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