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

4 Rivers Newest Smokehouse at ONE DAYTONA Now Open

Award-winning 4 Rivers Smokehouse opened its highly anticipated new location at ONE DAYTONA, a 300,000 square-foot retail, dining and entertainment destination located directly across from Daytona International Speedway, on Thursday, Feb. 13. Recognized as one of the “South’s Best BBQ Joints” by Southern Living, the iconic 4 Rivers Smokehouse brings some of Florida’s favorite food to the “World’s Most Famous Beach” serving its signature 18-hour … Continue reading 4 Rivers Newest Smokehouse at ONE DAYTONA Now Open

INSIDE LOOK: Peanut and George’s Pub On Main

Interview by Tiffany Evers Photos by Kelsey Walters and property of East Coast Current Q&A with Owners Leea Murphy and Rick Kantor Q: Everyone has a story to tell about why they open a business and why they chose the name. What’s your story? A: We have always enjoyed Main Street. I worked at this location under a previous owner. We saw the potential it … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Peanut and George’s Pub On Main

Let it Grow! 5 Easy Veggies to Grow on your Counter

By Katie “Swiss” Britt Produce is so easy to waste. What are you going to do with those little scraps?  Just tossing the scraps seems to be the simplest thing to get your kitchen cleaned up, but all it takes is a little water and those scraps can grow you more of what you just bought. The end result is shaving dollars off of your grocery … Continue reading Let it Grow! 5 Easy Veggies to Grow on your Counter

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C’s Waffles Opens New Location in Edgewater

Local favorite, C’s Waffles, has outgrown their original Edgewater location and thanks to their amazing Edgewater customers has moved to a new, bigger location. Their new and improved location is at the former Athens Restaurant at 1401 S. Ridgewood Avenue in Edgewater. This family owned and operated restaurant is celebrating over 25 years in business. Every location is open daily from 6 a.m. to 2:30 … Continue reading C’s Waffles Opens New Location in Edgewater