Wally’s Mills Avenue Liquors reopened and I got to capture the special event on polaroid film!Read More
A little over a year ago my wife and I were looking to move to Orlando. We spent tons of time driving around downtown, looking everywhere for a place to live. We found a little house in colonial town, dialed the number on the sign, and said we were interested in seeing the space. The property manager said he would be there in an hour. We had time to kill and decided to visit a bakery we had recently noticed on Mills.
This bakery happened to be both Vegan and Gluten Free and all around, AWESOME. The coffee was from a small roaster in Clermont and all the baked goods were made in house.
We ended up moving in to the house we looked at and several days later I went back to use the wifi. I had hours worth of work and the staff was gracious enough to let me occupy a table and suck up their bandwidth.
Its been awhile since I'd been back, but when I heard they were closing a few weeks ago I had to make sure to stop in and say my goodbyes.
We went on Thursday this past week and then I came back again at open on Friday with my camera. From the moment the doors opened there was a line. People were waiting to get in and get their last fix. Some customers even brought gifts.
The staff was upbeat, and Katie the owner, while noticeably tired from a long week of preparation for the final day was filled with light and joy, making sure to smile and let every customer know that she was truly thankful for each and every person who came in supported the shop for the last five years.
The mills 50 district and might I say, Orlando, lost a really great part of its food community, but heart of the business and the people in it won't be forgotten.
Thank you Katie for loving this community and being intent on doing things well and always serving up good things. I wish you the best of luck and hope our paths cross again in the future!
Li'l Woody's is my favorite burger spot on Capitol Hill and they do an incredible job at making amazing food while simultaneously working to engage the community around them.
The burger you see here is the “Adams Eagle Burger”. For the month of May, three #Ballard-area schools participated in the first annual “Li'l Woody’s Loves The Kids” art show.
The winner of the show, Adams Elementary, was given the honor of creating the “Burger of The Week”. The students chose all the ingredients making up the burger, Mac & cheese, bacon, and ketchup, with a kid-sized bag of gummy bears on the side!The burger will be available until May 15th. Stop in and get one. I had it today and it was awesome! AND Proceeds will go to benefit the schools art program!
For the second time I was able to participate in The Dinner Party Project.
For those that don't know, this is a weekly gathering where 8 individuals are picked at random to share a meal with people that they have never met before. The time together is filled with a variety of awesome food and a series of questions to keep conversation flowing amongst one another. This week we ate food from Avenue Thai and Sushi. Desert was made by my wonderful wife Dawn!
The hope is that these dinners will allow you to get out and connect with people in your community that you wouldn't have otherwise have met had it not been for the dinner!
If you are interested, contact Dana at firstname.lastname@example.org