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


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

Eating Lao food in OrlandoEver tried Lao food before?! 🌶️ If not, don't let a passport stamp stop you. Sticky Rice Lao Street Food is right down the street on Colonial Drive in the Mills 50 neighborhood.Posted by Pulptown on Monday, August 19, 2019When chef and owner Kevin Kel and his wife opened Sticky Rice […]

/ 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


Spotlight on Mills 50: Dumpster Art

(📸: @kaylaobrien_media for Pulptown) When we first started talking about our neighborhood spotlight on Mills 50 and all 55 things we wish we had time to cover this go-round, there were four key traits that we wanted to be sure we highlighted. One was its food scene (hello, Pig Floyd’s), another was its history of […]

/ August 4, 2019