Bobby G Takes on Bagel Barn Cafe & Deli

Bagels, oh bagels! Is there anything more delightful than sinking your teeth into a warm, chewy, and freshly baked bagel? I think not! Bagels have always held a special place in my heart. From my childhood days to my current love affair with these heavenly handhelds, bagels have remained my go-to any time of day. That’s precisely why I couldn’t resist the opportunity to explore … Continue reading Bobby G Takes on Bagel Barn Cafe & Deli

Shop Small and Local this Holiday Season

Small Business Saturday, an annual shopping day observed like Black Friday, is traditionally held on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. It was first began by the American Express credit card company in 2010 at the height of the Great Recession as a way to pump American spending into smaller businesses by redirecting consumer holiday shopping. After the struggles of last year with shutdowns, short staffing and … Continue reading Shop Small and Local this Holiday Season

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

oil and Vinegar Daytona Beach interior

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


More than ever, Volusia County residents are enjoying the outdoors! Here are the locals’ top five favorite places to head for fishing gear, bait and tackle before hitting the water for a beautiful day of fishing.  Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to participate next month.  1. DONALD’S BAIT AND TACKLE  96 … Continue reading Ask A Local: BEST BAIT & TACKLE SHOP

Perrine's Produce new port orange location

Perrine’s Produce Opens Port Orange Location

Photos // Text by Kelsey Walters Perrine’s Produce, a family owned and operated fruit and vegetable market that has served Volusia County for 30 years, opened their newest and largest location in Port Orange in early November. Perrine’s Produce Opens New Port Orange Location in Former Food Lion Perrine’s Produce has a longstanding location in New Smyrna Beach (1044 N. Dixie Freeway) as well as … Continue reading Perrine’s Produce Opens Port Orange Location

Beach Street’s New Streetscape

Designs are nearly complete for improvements to three blocks on Beach Street – between Orange Avenue and Bay Street – in downtown Daytona Beach that will create a more pedestrian-oriented place for residents and visitors to enjoy the shopping and dining. Daytona Beach’s Downtown Beach Street gets a Facelift The project will be completed in phases to limit disruption of traffic and business during normal … Continue reading Beach Street’s New Streetscape

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Business Profile w/ The Posh Pineapple

By Tiffany Yancey // Photos by Kelsey Walters  Q: Where are you originally from and what brought you to New Smyrna Beach? A: I was born in Sanford, FL and I am a fifth generation Floridian! My family has lived in NSB for decades, going back to my great grandparents. We had a second home here for 15 years. Then six years ago, pineapples started … Continue reading Business Profile w/ The Posh Pineapple