Neighborhoods

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


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


Page 15 gives young Parramore writers a stage

THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Parramore THE PLACE: Page 15 is a non-profit for young aspiring writers in Parramore of all skill and age levels. They meet after school to express their creativity through storytelling, poetry, journalism, and creative writing. In the Downtown Recreation Center on Parramore Avenue, the group presents its work on a small stage and […]

/ April 15, 2019


The City Curious: What Questions Do You Have about Parramore?

We wanted to know what questions you had about Parramore. We received more than a dozen questions, and now we’re ready to take one of them on with you. Vote for your favorite below, and be sure to and check back in your newsletter later this month, when we’ll report out and answer the winning […]

/ April 12, 2019