Happy Tuesday, everyone—the newest episode of "In Transit" is here. In this edition, Esquire editor-at-large, Dave Holmes, takes you through the happiest place on Earth: Orlando. No, we're not kidding. Disney World is there, so it must be, right?
Before we head any further, if you're curious how the travel-interview-booze series came about, catch up with the first episode. (Then, of course, the second.) Now, where were we? In the new edition of the series, Holmes is joined by the music duo Driver Era, who also happen to be brothers Rocky and Ross Lynch. Throughout the episode, they share stories about their favorite travel destination in Israel, as well as how both Rocky and Ross auditioned for Austin & Ally but as we all know, the part went to Ross. Ross also mentioned how he first met his girlfriend, Jaz Sinclair, on the set of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Rocky and Ross also get a taste of Orlando via a cocktail inspired by theme park dropouts. Don't ask.
Let's get to the food and drinks. The first stop on O-town's itinerary was Sushi Pop, a restaurant inspired by Japanese pop culture located in Oviedo, Florida. The food items on the menu are always changing depending on what fresh fish is in season, so plan your visit accordingly. You can't go wrong with cocktails at Sushi Pop, especially considering the place cuts its own ice. Nice touch. Next up, as Holmes says, no stop in Orlando would be complete without a stop at the East End Market. This market sells leather goods made only in Orlando. You can also find apparel, artwork, and slogans that embody the Orlando atmosphere, which you'll have to check out the full video to get a sense of.
All you coffee drinkers out there might be interested in visiting Lineage Coffee, which is located inside the market. The shop produces quality and ethically sourced coffee. Also inside the market is Hinckley's Fancy Meats, a deli that serves sustainable meats and charcuterie boards. The tour ends with Holmes' must-do activities list, including stops at Rock & Roll Heaven, Sonder Wellborn, Arcade Monsters, Twenty Pho Hour, and Propag8. Have we sold you on Orlando yet?
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