New Smyrna Beach Chili Challenge

Join  The Party’s on Flagler at the New Smyrna Beach Chili Challenge on Saturday, November 21st from Noon to 5pm, on Flagler Avenue, in New Smyrna Beach! Saturday, November 21 @ 12 – 5 PM – Flagler Avenue, NSB Like other food challenges on Flagler Avenue in New Smyrna Beach, the New Smyrna Beach Chili Challenge, guests use their tasting passports to visit the host … Continue reading New Smyrna Beach Chili Challenge

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Top 5 Best Bakeries in Volusia County

Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to participate next month.  The holidays are quickly approaching and that means so are decadent desserts! These top five bakeries are who the locals rely on for an exceptional dessert to serve during this time of the year.  Best Bakery in Volusia County THE BAKE SHOP 111 N … Continue reading Top 5 Best Bakeries in Volusia County

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INSIDE LOOK: Oil and Vinegar Daytona Beach

Interview by Tiffany Evers // Photos by Kelsey Walters Oil & Vinegar Daytona Beach is a locally-owned and operated interactive gourmet specialty shop. Packed with international flair, flavor, and passion, Oil & Vinegar Daytona Beach provides guests with an experience like no other. ABOUT   Oil & Vinegar is the absolute olive oil and vinegar authority. The company, founded in 1999, has its own olive yards … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Oil and Vinegar Daytona Beach

Events THIS Weekend in Volusia County

Find a listing of events all over town happening THIS WEEKEND, November 7 and 8, here: Follow the link of each event title to find more info, details, pricing and locations. SATURDAY: First Saturday Events on Canal Street 10 AM – 4 PM Canal Street, NSB Art Vendors & FREE Live Entertainment, Gallery Openings, Artists Workshop on Canal and Galleries on Riverside Drive and Douglas … Continue reading Events THIS Weekend in Volusia County

The Ice Queen Truck has Arrived

Isn’t it incredible how a simple sound can hold so many memories. Now, with that in mind, think about a song, that no matter where you are or when you hear it, it makes you smile. For me, it’s hands down, the ice cream truck! There is something so nostalgic about hearing that distinct song, that even to this day it triggers an immediate reaction … Continue reading The Ice Queen Truck has Arrived

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Ask A Local: BEST ICE CREAM & FROZEN TREATS

Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to participate next month.  I scream, you scream… These five ice cream spots are serving up a great way to beat the heat and have the locals screaming for more. Here’s where Volusia County goes to get their freeze on!  NEIGHBORS ICE CREAM PARLOR & GENERAL … Continue reading Ask A Local: BEST ICE CREAM & FROZEN TREATS

Yaupon Brothers Supports Feeding Florida with Quarantine Kits

Yaupon Brothers American Tea Company launched a “Quarantine Survival Kit” that promotes health, wellness and social distancing while also supporting the hungry in our community through donations to Feeding Florida. Yaupon Brothers American Tea Company Launches Quarantine Survival Kit That Also Feeds the Hungry The Quarantine Survival Kit includes a canister of their antioxidant-rich, yaupon holly tea, a bottle of the Yaupon Brothers’ lavender coconut … Continue reading Yaupon Brothers Supports Feeding Florida with Quarantine Kits

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Best Sandwich To-Go

Sub…hoagie…grinder. No matter what you call it, there’s no better pair to a summer day than a sandwich! Whether it’s for a day at the beach, the springs or a park, here’s where the locals go to grab their favorite sandwich.  Top 5 Local Restaurants for Takeout Sandwiches Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” … Continue reading Best Sandwich To-Go

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Preparing Your Meals Ahead of Time

How to be ready to stay at home during the COVID-19 outbreak  Instead of panicking and buying anything and everything you can think of, be strategic and plan out the next couple of weeks so you are ready and prepared for eating breakfast, lunch and dinner at home. Meal prepping isn’t as hard as you may think and can really help out during this time. Just … Continue reading Preparing Your Meals Ahead of Time

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Salted Celery Vegan Bakery

Salted Celery is New Smyrna Beach’s own all-vegan bakery offering international recipes with a personal touch. The bakery’s sweet treats and savory items are mostly organic. Salted Celery’s recipes use a combination of natural, minimally-processed ingredients, including oils and sugars that are naturally more tasty and nutritious just by themselves. Fresh-baked offerings include quiches, tarts, cookies, breads, cupcakes and party treats. The bakery uses non-traditional … Continue reading Salted Celery Vegan Bakery