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Orlando Restaurateur Installed as President of Central Florida FRLA Chapter

Written By Scott Joseph On January 13, 2011



Eddie Nickell gives his acceptance speech at Funky Monkey Pointe Orlando Wednesday.

Eddie Nickell, co-owner of Funky Monkey Wine Company, Bananas Diner and the soon-to-open Vault Wine Shop, was installed as president of the Central Florida chapter of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association in a ceremony last night. The festivities, which were held at the Pointe Orlando Funky Monkey, included the swearing in of the other board members. The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association represents the hospitality industry in Tallahassee. The Central Florida chapter is the largest in the state.


The Funky Monkey crew feted the members of the chapter with a buffet of the restaurant’s signature sushi as well as roast pork and beef and pasta dishes. Following the swearing-in ceremony, the restaurant put on a show of drag, featuring regular hostess Danielle Hunter and a cavalcade of female impersonators, as well as some real females and some males who didn’t try to hide the fact. I must say, it’s the first drag show I’ve seen with Bollywood dancers and a Mary Poppins impersonator! The crowd, which was made up of folks who can be pretty straight-laced at times, emphasis on the straight, seemed to enjoy it.

Kudos to Eddie Nickell for the great honor, and to his crew for putting on a fun banquet.


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