INSIDE LOOK: Bagel Barn Cafe & Deli

Volusia County is filled with an abundance of wonderful eateries, created by driven individuals with passion and dedication, who want nothing more than to share their talent and culinary vision with our community. This is why locals love living here and others are excited to travel from surrounding cities to experience our unique and delightfully tasty towns.  Well, it is time to add another restaurant … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Bagel Barn Cafe & Deli

Top 5 Weekly Specials Around Town

With no shortage of delicious restaurants in Volusia County offering an array of dishes and drinks, it can be hard to decide where to head out for the night. These top five spots keep the locals coming back week after week for their amazing specials!  Ask a Local: Best Weekly Specials Offered in Volusia County Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by … Continue reading Top 5 Weekly Specials Around Town

INSIDE LOOK: Heath’s Natural Foods

Photos by : Kelsey Walters, property of East Coast Current In January 2021, Tom and Maria Heath retired after 31.5 years in business at Heath’s Natural Foods. The Heaths originally purchased the store from Tom’s Aunt and Uncle Winifred and Frank (Jim) Taylor in June of 1989. The business was started in 1970 on Flagler Avenue. Several moves and additions later, it is now located … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Heath’s Natural Foods

Tiano’s Adds Second Volusia County Location

ONE DAYTONA announced that Tiano’s will open a new location in the outdoor lifestyle and entertainment center’s high-energy Victory Circle. Tiano’s expanded beyond its New Smyrna Beach location to open a full-serve Italian restaurant in the former MidiCi: Italian Kitchen space. Offering lunch and dinner, the approximately 4,000-square-foot restaurant will feature indoor and outdoor dining. Tiano’s, a family-run establishment, will offer its authentic Italian cuisine … Continue reading Tiano’s Adds Second Volusia County Location

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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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

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

5 Best Burgers in Town

Nothing says “summer” quite like a hot, juicy burger fresh off the grill! You can find plenty of tasty burgers in Volusia County, but here are the top five spots the locals go to beef it up.  Ask A Local: Best Burgers in Volusia County Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to … Continue reading 5 Best Burgers in Town

60 Sites To Participate In The Summer Food Program

Volusia County’s Human Services Office is sponsoring a Summer Food Service Program for children from June 3 through August 9. Kids in Need Can Get Free Meals All Summer Long The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provides nutritionally balanced meals regardless of race, color, sex, disability or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. All children … Continue reading 60 Sites To Participate In The Summer Food Program