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Millenia 106

4104 Millenia Blvd #106
Orlando, FL 32839
(407) 930-6206

Millenia 106 is the newest restaurant being helmed by Chef Bruno Fonseca. 

Chef Bruno has made stops at some of Orlando’s top dining destinations during his career, but he gained his culinary fame while operating the 5 Gastronomy food truck at the height of Orlando’s food truck craze.

The address of this restaurant may seem familiar if you frequent the area, and that's because in its past life it was a Mediterranean restaurant, and most recently, Figueira, a “Brazilian Grille & Pizza Bar”. Under Chef Bruno’s leadership and direction, the current version of this restaurant just might stick around for awhile and become a tradition in the community.

The menu seeks to be adventurous its endeavor to re imagine American Cuisine. Millenia 106 uses some of the best ingredients from nearby farms and purveyors and highlights seasonal dishes with a simple but fun presentation. The bar selections are designed to compliment your meal with freshly crafted cocktails, carefully selected wines, and locally brewed beers.

Whether you are taking a business lunch or having dinner with friends, the show kitchen is open and inviting. Chef Bruno made good use of the space and some of the extras from the time the restaurant was a buffet, like turning the buffet itself into a raw bar packed with ice to store up oysters and all kinds of fresh seafood.

There is plenty of seating in the dining room area that has a rustic design theme and laid back vibe throughout. You can also opt to sit at the Chef’s Table to sit back and watch as Chef Bruno dazzles your senses with sights, sounds, and smells and enjoy special tastings of new dishes before they hit the menu. There is also a small patio area outside as well.


Cocktails are just as important as the food at Millenia 106 and the bar area is designed to showcase that.

The Old Fashion is made with Old Overholt rye, sugar and angostura. Old Overholt is said to be one of America’s oldest continually maintained whiskey’s. The 106 Collins on the right is made with Bombay dry gin, lemon, sugar and soda.

Raw Oysters were served with a Watermelon Mignotte. These were fresh,
savory and a tad sweet.

A Crudo with Scallops, avocado, cilantro, chillies and pickled onions for a light and refreshing appetizer.

This is how you do Charcuterie. Chef Bruno put together an amazing spread of house made pork rinds, chicken liver mousse, pickle du jour, sopressata, speck, ndujia, Point Reyes Bleu cheese, triple cream and toast. It was all superb.

Portuguese Surf and Turf consists of a sou vide pork belly, collars, local shrimp, murro potatoes and an IPA broth. This is one of the best pork belly dishes I have have ever had, but the whole plate was exceptional.

A whole striped bass was served with guasacaca sauce, murro potatoes fennel, beets and orange slices. The fish was very flaky and packed with flavor. Guasacaca sauce is a Venezuelan guacamole sauce.

Cobbler with fresh Florida strawberries, blueberries, lemon mascarpone ice cream and a fresh herb crust was the perfect sweet ending for dinner.

From raw bar offerings, handcrafted pizzas, an elegantly made sandwich, or anything else you can choose at Millenia 106, Chef Bruno is sure to impress. Everything we had was nothing short of phenomenal. The cocktails were paired perfectly and were made with quality. Don't pass up an opportunity to stop by and see for yourself, this place has the potential to be one of Orlando’s next great restaurants. 

   
Millenia 106 Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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Orange County Brewers Moving In To Downtown Orlando Soon...

131 N. Orange Ave.
Orlando FL. 32801


Something exciting is brewing in Downtown Orlando. Coming this May, “Orange County Brewers” will be new residents in Downtown Orlando.

Located on the corner of Orange Avenue and Jefferson Street, the 3,400 square-foot full service brewery/brew pub will brew a variety of different styles of beer, including Ales, Lagers, Pilsner, Stouts, IPA’s, Hefeweizen and Porters, plus feature a craft pizza kitchen called “Orlando Pizza and Wing Co.” and a full service bar.

Behind the brewery is Head Brewer Amanda Roberts, joined by Owners Jeremy Roberts and Travis Barr, who have been putting together the Orange County Brewers (OCB) concept for over two years. They have both been in the hospitality industry for over 10 years and combined have owned and operated over 10 concepts.

Ranging from national franchises to Downtown hot spots, Roberts and Barr currently own and operate TDBARR Construction, specializing in office and retail builds. They are heading up OCB’s industrial design, which will feature exposed brick walls, an open design with dark wood accents, long tables/group interior seating and outdoor seating via patios in the front and rear of the brewery.

“We are very excited to finally open our new concept, which we’ve been working on for the last few years,” says Owner Jeremy Roberts. “OCB is the only brewery in the Downtown Entertainment District. We are very grateful to the City of Orlando Economic Development for working with us on this project, and we look forward to opening our doors, welcoming beer lovers and creating many new ones throughout the region.”

Orange County Brewers will be open for lunch and into the night hours daily. They will offer tours, and Brewer-in-Chief Amanda Roberts will organize multiple group activities that will involve education for anyone who would like to learn more about beer. OCB beers will also be distributed via City Beverages.

Orange County Brewers is located at 131 North Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801. For more news and information on OCB, visit www.theocbrewers.com and www.facebook.com/orangecountybrewers.
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St. Patrick’s Day Block Party at Liam Fitzpatrick's


Colonial Town Park
951 Market Promenade Ave.
Lake Mary, FL 32746
(407) 936-3782




Join “Liam Fitzpatrick’s Restaurant And Irish Pub” for the biggest St. Patrick’s Day Block Party in North Orlando on Friday, March 17

Central Florida’s #1 Irish pub serves up their biggest St. Patty’s celebration yet with the over the top fun, festive and free block party event featuring Irish eats, drinks and live entertainment and will also be supporting Just Our Soldiers’ Helpers (J.O.S.H.) a charitable organization that helps increase morale with deployed service men and women.

It’s time to eat, drink and join the luck of the Irish. No place does it better or bigger than Liam Fitzpatrick’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party returning for its ninth successful year with its biggest, most special celebration yet.

Free and open to the public, guests are encouraged to dress in green as they rejoice outside Liam’s and Colonial Town Park neighbors Graffiti Junktion, Dexter’s and Duffy’s with nonstop live entertainment and music, authentic Irish cuisine and tasty drink specials ready and plentiful all event long. 

Liam’s highly-anticipated St. Patty’s Block Party features live entertainment throughout the evening, including performances by Orlando Firefighter Pipes and Drums and Irish dancers from the Watters School of Irish Dance from 6pm-9pm, along with acoustic music and multiple live DJs keeping the party going all night.

Be on the lookout for special Leprechaun appearances. Plus, this year Liam’s has partnered with Just Our Soldiers' Helpers Inc. (J.O.S.H.), who will be on site collecting donations for their organization, which boosts morale, provides encouragement and support to deployed service members from the US Military through preparing and shipping care packages consisting of snacks, food, hygiene products and other necessities to them. 

When: Friday, March 17, 2017. Liam’s opens at 11am. Block party continues on through the evening.

Where: Liam Fitzpatrick’s Restaurant and Irish Pub, Colonial Town Park, 951 Market Promenade Ave., Suite 1115, Lake Mary, FL 32746. www.liamfitzpatricks.com.

Liam Fitzpatrick’s is carrying on the two hundred year old tradition of great Irish pubs while keeping a strong commitment to the Central Florida community with a hearty mix of Irish food favorites and more, an extensive menu of quality beers and spirits, warm and friendly hospitality, great music and conversation, a stellar weekly entertainment lineup and of course its spectacular annual block parties.

Liam Fitzpatrick's Restaurant and Irish Pub Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Se7en Bites


617 Primrose Dr,
Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 203-0727
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Se7en Bites is the brainchild of Chef Trina Gregory-Propst and has steadily become a hit among locals.

From the humble beginnings of the original location at 207 N. Primrose Drive, this bakery and savory eats spot has kept its commitment to quality eats that are reminiscent of a forgotten age of Southern hospitality.

In May of 2016, Se7en Bites opened up shop in a larger building, just up the road from the original location. The new spot at 617 N. Primrose Drive is a 3,500 square foot space with plenty of room to dine inside and also includes an outdoor patio area with picnic tables and umbrellas to enjoy the beautiful Florida weather.

This new space also makes them one of the largest independent, full service bakeries in the Orlando area. With the added space, half of the inside has been made into a complete hot kitchen and a pastry kitchen, so Chef Trina and her team can make even more of their delicious food and treats, like the Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie that put Se7en Bites on the foodie map...and helped to give Chef Trina her nickname…”The Pie Lady”

The bakery is full service with bread, doughnuts, fritters, bagels and muffins, cakes, pies, tarts, cookies and moon pies, as well as whatever special creation they whip up. The kitchen menu has items for breakfast or lunch on the weekdays with special menus for brunch on the weekends complete with beer-mimosa specials.

With a focus on Southern fare, the breakfast menu is full of savory dishes like biscuits and gravy, grits, savory ham bread pudding, buttermilk biscuits topped in a variety of ways and eggs any way you can imagine. Lunch offerings consist of a Southern Cuban, quiche of the day, meatloaf sandwich, grilled pimento and cheese sandwich and a 5 cheese mac & cheese just to name a few...and everything is made from scratch.

Tastes Of Orlando stopped by recently for a Saturday brunch and it was pretty damn tasty!


This was part of the always changing brunch menu. It's a gigantic Fajita Burrito packed full of potatoes, eggs, fajita chicken, peppers & onions, cheese and is drizzled with hollandaise and avocado crema. Delicious.


At Se7en Bites, Southern cooking is at the core, just with a little more flair. These Buttermilk biscuits are topped with a creamy thyme sausage gravy and served with bacon, an over easy egg and a side of addictive cheddar chive grits.


Of course you have to grab some sweets to take with you to eat later on if you are full from your meal. Cookie Bars, Fudge Bars, Pies, Moon Pies, or how about a made from scratch Oatmeal Cream Pie? I’ll take 2 of everything...Thanks!

Se7en Bites is closed on Monday’s but from Tuesday through Friday they are open from 7:30am until 3:30pm. Saturday and Sunday they are open for brunch from 9:00am until 3:00pm.

They carry a full line of Abita beer and offer Blackberry Sangria and Orange Blossom Mimosas on the weekends. Stop on by and let them fill your pie hole.

Se7en Bites Bake Shop Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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Planet Hollywood Observatory

1506 East Buena Vista Drive
Orlando, FL 32836
(407) 827-7827
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The newly redone Planet Hollywood Observatory has officially opened its doors, and it's pretty amazing.

Centrally located overlooking the heart of Disney Springs with a newly expanded outdoor terrace and bar, a new menu and a dazzling array of lighting and design elements, Planet Hollywood Observatory has the “wow” factor for sure.

Repeatedly at the forefront of industry trends, Robert Earl, the entrepreneur, restaurateur and star of the Cooking Channel’s “Robert Earl’s Be My Guest,” spearheaded the redo for the Orlando flagship location, and he has really outdone himself with this one.

Within the sophisticated entertainment emporium, patrons of all ages are invited to “Dine Amongst the Stars” through distinctive indoor and outdoor bar and lounge options, an imaginative new merchandise line, and a host of all star celebrity collaborations.

Designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects, each floor was created to provide a different experience so guests can return again and again, discovering a new adventure each time. Walls and glass displays throughout the restaurant are adorned with imagery as well as a curated collection of memorabilia, along with a state-of-the-art 4,500 square foot video wall that utilizes the latest in 3-D technology.

Chef, restaurateur and television personality Guy Fieri has introduced a few flavor packed burgers and sandwiches to the menu as part of the larger menu offerings for the transformed Orlando flagship location. New dining options are aimed to highlight Planet Hollywood’s timeless classics and introduce Fieri’s updated creations.

“Guy Fieri has created an impressive culinary empire and has built an incredible TV following with several food themed shows, so it was a no brainer to invite him to create a special menu for Planet Hollywood Observatory. This partnership only furthers our commitment to refresh our guest experience while continuing to offer freshly prepared, pleasing dishes,” said Planet Hollywood International Founder and Chairman Robert Earl.



While the exterior is reminiscent of a turn of the century observatory with a modern design aesthetic, the interior’s refurbished upholstery, spherical planet shaped lighting fixtures and stylish finishing create a welcoming atmosphere for fans to celebrate a new generation of superstar entertainers.


The updated beverage program features a variety of milkshakes, smoothies, wines, bottled and draft beers, as well as cocktails served in specialty glassware. Pictured left is the Observatory made with Stoli vodka, peach tea and prosecco. On the right is the Stargazer made with blueberry vodka and lemonade.

The High Roller Appetizer Platter is quite the spectacle when it arrives at your table served in a Ferris wheel. This features Chicken crunch tenders breaded with Cap'n Crunch and corn flakes, Texas Tostadas, buffalo wings, five cheese dip and Peri-Peri shrimp.


The Bacon Mac-N-Cheese burger is made with applewood smoked bacon, six cheese mac-n-cheese, crispy onion straws and is finished up with Guy’s famous Donkey sauce. All burgers and sandwiches are served with triple fries, which is a variety of three different types of seasoned French fries. This is the signature burger here, and it was pretty messy, but pretty darn tasty.


The St. Louis style BBQ ribs are smoked in house and smothered with BBQ sauce served with triple fries served on a miniature picnic table. The rib meat literally fell off the bone and had a great flavor.


Of course the desserts here are just as exciting and entertaining as the rest of the food and the observatory itself. This Cosmic Cotton Candy milkshake features cotton candy flavored ice cream, rainbow sprinkles, white chocolate covered pretzels, cotton candy, and a lollipop. 

Other shakes like this are featured as well like the Strawberry Big Bang and the Chocolate Comet that are just as over the top and delicious as this one. They also offer a Gelato and ice cream plate, chocolate meltdown, brownie sundae, and Star Jars that are like cakes or puddings layered up in jars.


Planet Hollywood Observatory is open from Sunday to Thursday from 11:00am until 12:00am, while Friday and Saturday the restaurant portion is open until 1:00am.

The bar portion is open from Sunday to Thursday from 11:00am to 1:00am and Friday and Saturday, the bar stays open until 2:00am.

Planet Hollywood Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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2017 Dates Announced for Harbor Nights Food & Wine Events

5601 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819
407-503-1000
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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando has announced 2017 dates for its popular food and wine event series, Harbor Nights.

This year events will take place on February 10th, April 21st, October 13th and a special Holiday Harbor Nights on November 24th.

Harbor Nights takes place outdoors (weather permitting) under the twinkling lights of the hotel's majestic and picturesque Harbor Piazza, one of Orlando’s most unique outdoor event spaces.

Guests can enjoy unlimited samples of more than a dozen select wines and sparkling wines, along with gourmet food and desserts expertly prepared by the hotel's award-winning culinary team. The event also features live music and a balcony performance by Portofino's opera singers.

“With every season of the year, the menu and spirit of the evening changes, so each Harbor Nights is a totally unique experience,” said Carmen Viscosi, director of food & beverage for Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. “We look forward to welcoming our guests and local friends to Harbor Nights again in 2017.”

Tickets are $50. Limited VIP tickets are $85 online only and include all the benefits of a regular Harbor Nights ticket, plus reserved seating in a special area with private wine station and passed hors d'oeuvres. All tickets include complimentary self-parking or discounted valet parking for $5. Please note this is an adults (21 and older) only event.

For more information and to purchase tickets for Harbor Nights on February 10th, please visit loewshotels.tix.com.

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South Beach Wine & Food Festival Announces All-Star Talent Line-Up

13th Street & Ocean Drive
Miami Beach FL, 33139
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Widely recognized as one of America’s favorite epicurean celebrations, the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF) returns to EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE. February 22nd – 26th, 2017. 

Benefiting the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University, tickets are on sale now for more than 90 events. The line up for the 16th annual Festival includes an array of unique dinner experiences, signature tastings, late night parties, seminars, the return of the Taste Fort Lauderdale Series, and more taking place at locations throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

Continuing the long standing tradition of bringing the most revered names in culinary to South Beach, the Festival is honored to feature an intimate dinner hosted by Massimo Bottura at the Faena Hotel Miami Beach on Friday, February 24th. Bottura’s Osteria Francescana, located in Modena, Italy was named the No. 1 restaurant in the world on the prestigious list of The World's 50 Best Restaurants presented by Acqua Panna and S. Pellegrino earlier this year.

For the first time, the Festival has partnered with hospitality and nightlife impresario David Grutman to present The David Grutman Experience at its signature Goya Foods’ Grand Tasting Village featuring Mastercard Grand Tasting Tents & KitchenAid Culinary Demonstrations on Sunday, February 26th. Recognized worldwide for his hotspots LIV, Story and Komodo, Grutman is bringing his signature over-the-top curated experiences straight to the sands of Miami Beach for the first time.

Offering one of a kind culinary experiences featuring the world’s best chefs, the Festival has once again carefully curated an array of more than 20 dinners. Highlights for 2017 include:

-An all-truffle experience
-Vegan dinner
-Kosher BBQ
-Celebration of Spain
-Journey through North Carolina cuisine
-Taste of South America
-Mediterranean mezze
-Caribbean classics and much more...

Some of the new events and returning favorites continue to add to the excitement of the Festival weekend, including the following options under $100:

-Craft-y Happy Hour
-Brickell City Centre After Dark hosted by Michael & Liz Symon 
-Salty, Sweet & Savory Treats: A Late-Night Party featuring Bar Lab
-The Salty Donut & Sarsaparilla Club
-DRINK Fort Lauderdale: Cocktail Time Machine Experience
-The Art of Tiki: A Cocktail Showdown hosted by Robert Irvin 
-Buddhas and Bellinis
-Nutrish’s Yappie Hour hosted by Rachael Ray
-Food Fight hosted by Guy Fieri 
-Badia Spices’ Fun and Fit as a Family featuring Goya Foods Kidz Kitchen.

The Festival’s signature Miami Beach events anchoring the weekend also get fresh twists this year, starting with a live musical performance by Little River Band, who hold 10 top 20 songs on U.S. Billboard charts, at Barilla’s Italian Bites on the Beach sponsored by HCP Media and the Miami Herald Media Company and hosted by Valerie Bertinelli & Alex Guarnaschelli on Thursday, February 23rd. 

The decade long, fan favorite event Heineken Light Burger Bash presented by Schweid & Sons hosted by Rachael Ray also returns on Friday, February 24th, where more than 30 chefs will compete for top burger-maestro honors. 

SOBEWFF channels the late night vibes that South Beach is known for on Saturday, February 25th at the brand new BACARDÍ Beach Party, featuring an array of cocktails, beats and beach bites to keep fans dancing long into the night. 

After its successful launch at last year’s Festival, the weekend will again close out with Lucky Chopsticks: An Asian Night Market hosted by Andrew Zimmern.

Additionally, the Festival’s beloved white tents nestled in the sand between 10th and 13th Streets and Ocean Drive will continue to host the Goya Foods Grand Tasting Village featuring Grand Tasting Tents & KitchenAid Culinary Demonstrations during the weekend.

A variety of dinners, brunches, lunches, and parties will take place throughout the weekend, featuring renowned chefs, culinary personalities, winemakers, and spirits producers. Events like Buddhas and Bellinis, Decadent Dessert Party hosted by Duff Goldman, Croquetas & Champagne hosted by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Goya Foods Swine & Wine hosted by Cindy Hutson, and for all ages, Fun and Fit as a Family featuring Goya Kidz Kitchen.


Grab a sweet and savory deal this Valentine’s Day with the Fifty Shades of Food promotion for the 16th annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival. This special, limited time promotion allows you and yours access to set your taste buds aflame compliments of more than 50 chefs.
Starting at 9:00 A.M. Monday, February 6th, Festival fans who use code VDAY17 when purchasing two (2) or more tickets to Barilla’s Italian Bites on the Beach sponsored by HCP Media and the Miami Herald Media Company hosted by Valerie Bertinelli & Alex Guarnaschelli will also receive two (2) tickets to BACARDÍ On The Beach with Beats by Rev Run & DJ Ruckus.  

The deal doesn’t end there, as  each couple will also receive a complimentary copy of Fifty Shades of Chicken: A Parody in a Cookbook (Clarkson Potter, November 2012).  The Fifty Shades of Food promotion runs through midnight on February 14th.  

Tickets for the 2017 Festival are available now online at sobewff.org or by calling (877)-762-3933 (Phone sales are open Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST). 

To date, SOBEWFF has raised more than $24 million for the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at FIU.

Between SOBEWFF and its sister NYCWFF, which takes place each October in New York City, more than $32 million has been raised to benefit the respective charities for each Festival. Beyond the funds raised, both Festivals draw attention to the vibrant dining culture in their respective cities, provide economic stimulus in their communities, and serve as an invaluable platform to drive awareness, engaging and inspiring people to get involved in philanthropic activities.

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Bulla Gastrobar Elevates Lunch with A New Prix Fixe Menu

110 S Orlando Ave #7
Winter Park, FL 32789

(321) 214-6120
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The new Spanish tapas restaurant in Winter Park, Bulla Gastrobar is stepping up its lunch game with a recently added prix fixe menu, available Monday through Friday at it's Winter Park (and Coral Gables) locations.

Bulla Gastrobar is a fun casual gathering place inspired by the most popular tapas restaurants in Spain. It is the brainchild of the former owner of Por Fin, Carlos Centurion. Much like those famous gastro bars in Spain, the bar at Bulla is the center of attraction, but the emphasis is on quality gastronomic creations.

Bulla (boo-ya), which is slang for chatter and what people are talking about, is devoted to delight you by serving your favorite Spanish and Catalan dishes such as “Patatas Bravas”, “Huevos Bulla”, Buñuelos de Bacalao and other tapas as well as tantalizing daily specials from the kitchen.


The prix fixe menu, which includes popular dishes like the Huevos Bulla, Gazpacho Andaluz, Bulla Burger and Torrija, starts at $19.00. Guests can select one dish each from the first course and second course as part of the special. For $23, guests can also add one of the included desserts.

Some of the first course options are Garbanzo Frito, a chickpea stew with chorizo and kale, Gazpacho Andaluz, a Spanish chilled vegetable soup and the popular Huevos ‘Bulla’ with eggs, homemade potato chips, Serrano ham, potato foam and truffle oil.

Second course offerings sound pretty tasty with options like the Mero En Adobo Grouper fried Cádiz style with aioli potatoes, avocado and a seasonal salad. The Futbol club is a breaded chicken breast with bacon, chicken confit, lettuce, tomato, mustard aioli and pan de cristal. The Bulla Burger, Arroz A La Cubana and the Brioche De Vegetales round out the rest of the offerings. 

Flan de Coco, and the Torrija (pictured above) with caramelized brioche, turrón ice cream and honey are your dessert options.

The two course menu with no dessert is $19.00, and the three course menu with dessert is $23.00

Bulla Gastrobar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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