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What’s Hip in Orlando? These Guys Say Norman’s

Written By Scott Joseph On April 5, 2010

So when you think of Orlando and hip in the same sentence what comes to mind. (Don’t say “unlikely,” play along.)

As part of a unique marketing program for the Ford Fiesta, the Ford Motor Company contacted some folks around the country and asked them to team up to help them reimagine how to advertise the car, which is coming to the U.S. soon. (No, it’s too late to try to stop them.)

The Orlando team is Mark Baratelli and Dan Ginader. As part of their mission, they painted a mural on the wall of Pho 88 on Mills Avenue. And we’re just going to assume for now that they had permission from Pho 88. The team was tasked with depicting their top 10 hippest/favoritest things about Orlando. The painting depicts The Vegan Hot Dog Cart, Stardust Coffee and Video, Four Rivers Smokehouse. And Norman’s at the Ritz-Carlton. Hmmm, elegant, first-class, fine dining, wonderful dinner — all those descriptions come to mind about Norman’s. But hip? I guess I just don’t understand the young folk.

Here’s a look at the fun mural Baratelli and Ginader painted:



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