Neighborhoods

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

Where you can dine like Elvis in ParramoreCome for the southern food, stay for Chef Nick 👨🏾‍🍳Posted by Pulptown on Wednesday, April 24, 2019While 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 […]

/ 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


Neighborhood spotlight on Sanford

In its early days, Sanford was known as the “historic waterfront gateway city”. To locals, it’s lovingly dubbed Bokey, a name with unclear origins that to some means low-key, to others is in reference to “Boat Key” and still to others, referenced the old community of Goldsboro. One thing’s for certain: Sanford has a lot […]

/ March 28, 2019


What’s the history behind Sanford’s Venue 1902? We’ve got your answer

A reader asked us about Venue 1902 in Sanford so we took a look at the event space’s history.

/ March 28, 2019


Sanford dessert spot makes wonder out of marshmallows

THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Sanford THE PLACE: Wondermade is a sweet Sanford dessert spot specializing in artisanal marshmallows, eccentrically flavored ice creams and scrumptious s’mores. Nathan and Jenn Clark are co-owners and run the business together while raising their six kids. They say they’ve made millions of marshmallows since starting production in 2012 and ship throughout the […]

/ March 28, 2019


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