Neighborhoods

Who takes care of the Lake Eola swans?

Tremayne Sirmons has 40 pet swans. Technically they don’t belong to him, but he does take responsibility for making sure they’re well taken care of. Sirmons is one of seven regular volunteers with the Lake Eola Swan Habitat Field Team, a city-organized group that helps educate the public about Orlando’s treasured creatures and keeps an […]

/ February 14, 2019


Todd Ulmer is known for theming downtown Orlando’s bar scene

If you’ve ever walked into an Orlando bar that is themed down to the straws in your custom cocktail, there’s a chance Todd Ulmer had something to do with it. Ulmer owns four bars, two in Thornton Park: Aku Aku and Stardust Lounge and tow downtown: Frosty’s Christmastime Lounge and Fuel. He’s also had his […]

/ February 6, 2019


Orlando’s Vegan Hot Dog Cart satisfies dietary restricted downtown crowd

Hot dog vendors are a common sight for party seekers in downtown Orlando, but there is only one that can satisfy the meat-averse among us: The Vegan Hot Dog Cart has been a staple for late-night revelers in the City Beautiful for the past 22 years. “I’ve been told you haven’t been to Orlando if […]

/ January 29, 2019


Get to know the history of the SoDo neighborhood in Orlando

Passengers waiting to board train at Orlando depot. State Archives of Florida One thing the SoDo district in Orlando is not short on is history. Reader David B. submitted a question to Pulptown, asking us to share more about the history behind important landmarks in SoDo that have been around for hundreds of years. We’re […]

/ January 14, 2019


Spotlight on SoDo

SoDo is short for south of downtown, but it’s far from short for things to do. From Swirlery Wine Bar and Aardvark Beverages to Tin and Taco and Rockpit Brewing, growth is the name of the game for SoDo in 2019, and we’re excited to introduce you to the local people, places and groups that […]

/ January 11, 2019


Orlando Shuffle brings shuffleboard to all

Every first and third Saturday of the month, Orlandoans come together at the Beardall Senior Center for a mean game of shuffleboard hosted by The Orlando Shuffle, Orlando’s shuffleboard club. Founder Rick Kilby said he discovered his love of shuffleboard after a visit to St. Petersburg where shuffleboard is a big part of the community. “It’s […]

/ January 11, 2019