Top 5 Mexican Restaurants in Volusia County

When it comes to cuisine, few things spark as much debate as finding the best Mexican restaurant around. Volusia County locals weighed in on their favorite spots to grab tacos, burritos and more, and these top five restaurants ranging from casual to finer dining are serving up all your favorite dishes!  Ask A Local: BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT IN TOWN  Each place featured below was voted as … Continue reading Top 5 Mexican Restaurants in Volusia County

NSB Mac and Cheese Challenge

Come get cheesy at the New Smyrna Beach Mac and Cheese Challenge on Flagler Avenue, Saturday, March 13th, from Noon – 5pm! Participants will be able to eat tasty samples of different types of Mac and Cheese at host locations on Flagler Avenue.  BONUS: Win $275 in Flagler Avenue Gift Certificates at select Mac & Cheese host sites, collect a key, then try to unlock … Continue reading NSB Mac and Cheese Challenge

Flagler Avenue Chowder Challenge

Come down to the Flagler Avenue Chowder Challenge in New Smyrna Beach on Sunday, January 31st, 2021, from Noon – 5 pm. Participants will be able to eat tasty samples of different types of chowders at host locations on Flagler Avenue. During the event, tasters can vote for their favorite Chowder creations and the winning creators will receive the “Best at the Beach” awards. Participation … Continue reading Flagler Avenue Chowder Challenge

Food Truck Competition in NSB

Chow down as 25 food trucks compete at the Brannon Center on Jan. 29 Join us on Friday, Jan. 29 in the Brannon Center parking lot from 4 to 9 p.m. as these 25 gourmet food trucks line up to serve you their latest culinary creations and compete to earn awards for best entrée and best dessert! Andebo’s Mobile Kitchen (Italian style hot dogs) APP’s … Continue reading Food Truck Competition in NSB

Back to School Safety

Well, it finally happened…Volusia County spring break has officially ended. It’s hard to believe that all those kiddos left school for a two-week break back in March, only to have it extended five months due to COVID-19. Never in my life have I heard so many kids actually say they WANT to go back to school! Parents have had to make some tough choices during … Continue reading Back to School Safety

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Fast-track Your Health

Our ancestors possessed the ability to go long periods of time without eating. Some may call it fasting; I call it survival mode. Either way, it’s nature’s self-preservation mechanism.  Fasting, Survival Mode and Your Health If humans didn’t possess the ability to go durations of time without food, none of us would be here today. Think about how life was just a couple hundred years … Continue reading Fast-track Your Health

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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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EdgeFest Backyard BBQ Contest

Fall temperatures are on the way. Cooler temperatures or not, November is a great time for BBQ. Whether you like to cook BBQ, eat BBQ or both then this is the event for you! Saturday, November 23 @ 4 PM – Hawks Park You are invited join the city of Edgewater on Saturday, November 23, 2019, from noon until 4:00 PM at Hawks Park (1108 … Continue reading EdgeFest Backyard BBQ Contest

Ask A Local: RESTAURANTS YOU WISH OFFERED DELIVERY

Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to participate next month. Sometimes you’re craving your favorite meal, but can’t make it out of the house or office. Here are the top five restaurants locals love and are begging to offer a delivery service!  THE TACO SHACK  642 N Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach  … Continue reading Ask A Local: RESTAURANTS YOU WISH OFFERED DELIVERY

Revitalizing Outback Plaza NSB

Welcome Riptides Raw Bar & Grill 2nd Location  The Outback Plaza property, located beachside at 429 3rd Avenue in New Smyrna Beach, will be revitalized. Plans for a four-story, 114-room Hyatt Place hotel will replace the distressed former grocery-centered commercial strip. Additionally, Ormond Beach’s Riptides Raw Bar & Grill will be adding a second location, developed on the same parcel. Construction plans for the new … Continue reading Revitalizing Outback Plaza NSB