Neighborhoods

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: What to eat in Little Vietnam

(📸: @akatiej for Pulptown) Each month, we shine a spotlight on a different neighborhood in and around the Greater Orlando area. Today, we’re wrapping up our spotlight on Mills 50 by answering a question you wanted to know about Mills 50. Reader Ashley Z. asked us, “What are the secret things to order at the Asian restaurants in […]

/ August 4, 2019


The City Curious: What questions do you have about Mills 50?

One of the earlier murals to pop up in the Mills 50 area, artist Andrew Spear has been leaving his mark on Orlando for years. (📸: @hecsagram for Pulptown) We recently asked you what you wanted to know about the Mills 50 neighborhood as we continue to explore it in our latest neighborhood spotlight series. We […]

/ June 24, 2019


Bringing a taste of the countryside to Parramore

Palmer Feed has given people in Parramore a little taste of country living for decades. The local feed store sells hardware, gardening supplies and even some live animals. Owner Bill Palmer has worked at the store since he was 12. His grandfather Paul opened the business on Church Street in 1947. “My uncle and my […]

/ May 7, 2019


Neighborhood Spotlight on Parramore

Parramore is one of Orlando’s oldest, historically black neighborhoods. It’s got history, good food, community and culture. Parramore is also home to our biggest sporting venues, both Amway Arena and Orlando City Soccer Stadium and will soon house the new Creative Village and the UCF Downtown and Valencia campuses. To say it’s changing rapidly is […]

/ May 7, 2019


Here’s what you wanted to know about Parramore and the Central Florida Regional Housing Trust

📸: pulptown So far this month, we’ve introduced you to Page 15, a non-profit focused on literacy amongst neighborhood children, recommended the cornbread and collards at Nikki’s Place, and shared a 72-year Parramore staple, Palmer Feed where locals can purchase live animals, gardening and other farming necessities. We then asked you what you wanted to […]

/ May 7, 2019


Where to find the best Southern food in Parramore

While Chef Nick Aiken has cooked for legends like Elvis Presley, Muhammad Ali and Coretta Scott King throughout his culinary career, he says he’s most proud to be the head chef and owner of Nikki’s Place. Chef Nick was raised in Parramore and has been serving up southern staples like chitterlings, collard greens, and black-eyed peas for 20 […]

/ April 29, 2019