Neighborhoods

13 ways to use your stimulus check to support Orlando— if you can spare it

Give back to the city that you love. (📸: Pulptown file photo) Stimulus payments started arriving last week and more are expected this week — you may have received yours already. And what Orlandoans do with that money really matters as local businesses struggle with the economic impacts of this pandemic.  According to economists, every […]

/ April 29, 2020


“Never attempt a left turn at Mills northbound” and more unspoken rules of Orlando

(📸: @haleydrewthis/Pulptown Every city has its own “unspoken rules” — not like enforceable laws, but a completely separate list of rules that all locals should know about. We asked our Facebook friends what Orlando’s unspoken rules were and they made us laugh, cry, and cringe, so we figured it was about time to write ’em down. Like this one […]

/ February 10, 2020


Where to shop in Ivanhoe

Team Pulptown shopping at Yay! Tiny Shop. (📸: @kaylaobrienmedia/Pulptown) Ivanhoe Village is a local’s favorite for antiquing, shopping, and exploring. It’s filled with art galleries, mom-and-pop restaurants, and local retail shops. It’s bikable, walkable (for the most part) and the “main drag” is anchored by Lake Ivanhoe and Gaston Edwards Park. The tagline is: “Explore […]

/ December 19, 2019


41 Hispanic-owned businesses to support year-round in Orlando

A personal favorite of Team Pulptown to support during Hispanic Heritage Month and every month is Pig Floyd’s in the Mills 50 neighborhood. (📸: @kaylaobrien_media/Pulptown) National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15, is intended to be a recognition and celebration of the many contributions Latinx, Hispanic, and Latino-identified communities have […]

/ October 6, 2019


The City Curious: What are your questions about College Park?

(📸: akatiej/Pulptown) In our latest neighborhood spotlight, we’re exploring College Park. College Park got its name from the many streets that were named for … you guessed it, colleges. It’s pretty popular among seniors and young professionals — a decade ago, the joke was that once you aged out of downtown, you moved there. The […]

/ September 9, 2019


Eating around the O: Sticky Rice

When chef and owner Kevin Kel and his wife opened Sticky Rice on Colonial Drive in Mills 50 nearly two years ago, they designed the space with the country they love so much in mind.  From the long tables for communal breaking of bread to the authentic menu, Chef Kevin hopes you’ll feel like you’re […]

/ August 19, 2019


Spotlight on Mills 50: Wally’s

(📸: @kaylaobrien_media) Whether you love or hate the changes, one thing’s for sure: Wally’s is back (just a little more “polished”). A staple since 1954, longtime beer and spirit seekers cherished the “come as you are” attitude that the bar fostered and it was an incredibly sad day last year when Wally’s announced its unexpected […]

/ August 4, 2019


Spotlight on Mills 50: Pig Floyd’s Barbakoa

Hopefully you’re not drooling too hard. Click the photo to learn more. (📸: @kaylaobrien_media for Pulptown) Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa has been a Mills 50 staple now for almost five years. It was the first of its kind in a neighborhood most widely-known for its Asian concepts, and owner Thomas Ward said that was intentional. “Bringing […]

/ August 4, 2019


Neighborhood Spotlight on Mills 50

Orlando’s Mills 50 neighborhood was voted as one of the top 12 U.S. neighborhoods to live in 2018 by pop culture website, Thrillist. Mills 50 is the intersection of Mills Avenue (also known as State Road 17/92) and Highway 50 (also known as Colonial Drive) and first gained its popularity as a major retail corridor. […]

/ August 4, 2019


Spotlight on Mills 50: The Center

The Center on Mills Avenue has been the meeting center for Orlando’s LGBTQ community since 1978. According to executive director, George Wallace, The Center gives more HIV tests than any other clinic in Florida. We sat down with George and three others who are involved with The Center to get their “Center story”. “As soon as […]

/ August 4, 2019