German restaurant’s beer and pretzels help Sanford get Gemütlichkeit

THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Sanford THE PLACE: Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe began as a dream for Linda and Theo Hollerbach back in the 80s. In 2001, the couple opened their German restaurant in the historic district of Sanford and have been growing ever since. They’ve even added a German deli and clothing store in recent years. Their […]

/ March 26, 2019

This treasured memory wall is Sanford’s time capsule

THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Sanford THE PLACE: Back in 2007, a folk artist named Mr. Imagination cemented mementos from Sanford residents into the wall of the Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery on 1st Street. Hundreds of items were plastered onto the wall during the three-week creation process. It’s since become an open air time capsule and one […]

/ March 15, 2019

Sanford homeowners open their yards to neighbors, porches to musicians

Sanford Porchfest is an annual event where homeowners donate their porches for one day for a mini music festival. Neighbors walk between 10 homes which host different genres of bands.

/ March 5, 2019

Where Orlando comedians get their start

When Orlando comedians want to test out new material or get some practice on the stage, they sign up for the Other Bar’s Open Mic Comedy Night. Every Monday night from 9:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m,  for the past eight years, new and veteran comedians have graced the corner stage. Ken Miller, affectionately known as […]

/ February 25, 2019

Neighborhood Spotlight on Downtown Orlando

Whether it’s delicious eats, fancy cocktails, or arts and culture you crave — Downtown Orlando offers plenty of each. We’ve highlighted some of Downtown’s best gems – from the Vegan Hot Dog Cart to its ever-growing comedy scene; we’ve asked you what you wanted to know about the area and have answered your burning question […]

/ February 22, 2019

Where to park in downtown Orlando

May or may not have said this a time or two when frequenting downtown. 📸: giphy We asked you what you wanted to know about downtown and your 20+ submissions resulted in a three-way tie, all of which we will get to but we’re starting with Michelle Morales’ very relatable question: Where is the least expensive […]

/ February 19, 2019

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