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Restaurant review: Chuy’s Tex-Mex

Chuy's has earned the reputation as the most fun place to eat Tex-Mex at a great price.

Chuy’s is all that it’s supposed to be. When the food is good (and fresh) why not let it be fun too.

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Restaurant review: 310 Park South

I was surprised to realize that 310 Park South has been turning out meals in the heart of downtown Winter Park's oldest shopping district for 17 years!

Restaurants have come and gone on the Avenue, but 17-years-strong deserves some kind of historical plaque or a proclamation from the mayor.

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Restaurant review: Pepe’s Cantina

We had a wonderful time at Pepe’s Cantina and I happily recommend it highly.

When it comes to Mexican restaurants, in addition to wonderful food presented well, I want the meal to have an added level of fun.

Looking for summertime dog boarding options? Here are five tips to consider

With the summer rapidly approaching, many people are making travel plans that often include boarding their dog(s).

Cost aside, check out these five tips to make sure you select the best facility for your beloved pet.

Erika Spence: Business in the Park

Winter Park’s food culture continues to gain recognition, both for the quality and variety of restaurants, cafes, bars and markets in the area.

Last week, the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce hosted its 31st annual Taste of Winter Park presented by CenturyLink, also known as Winter Park’s ultimate foodie festival.

Reward your dog with play and games, not food

Instead of giving your dog the quick and easy food reward, why not take time and play with him?

Other than fetch, what are some games you can play with your dog? Here are some suggestions for both inside and outside games.

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Erika Spence: Business in the Park

The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce’s annual showcase of local eateries has grown over the years to be known as “the ultimate foodie festival.”

The 31st annual Taste of Winter Park presented by CenturyLink is expected to live up to the moniker on Wednesday, April 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Winter Park Farmers Market.

Ways to help your arthritic dog

How to combat chronic pain

Arthritis affects one in every five adult dogs in the U.S., more than doubling in dogs 7 years and older, and is number one cause of chronic pain.

Erika Spence: Business in the Park

If you haven’t attended before, the Winter Park Sip, Shop & Stroll is an opportunity to enjoy the charm of downtown Winter Park while strolling to local merchants.

Have you heard? The Winter Park Sip, Shop & Stroll was recently voted the Best Periodic Event for the second consecutive year by the Orlando Date Night Guide.

Is your dog enjoying doggie daycare?

While a few dogs enjoy hanging out in a crowd, most don’t. It’s not in their nature.

If your dog is one of the latter, why subject him to a daycare experience he won’t enjoy?

Erika Spence: Business in the Park

Make a date with your sweetheart for Sunday, Feb. 7, for A Valentine Concert in Central Park and enjoy an afternoon of music, art and romance.

Members of the Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra will play an intimate concert in Central Park before Michael Andrew & Swingerhead take the stage.

New Year’s resolutions for your dog

What about playing with him more? What about better training?

Here are just a few ideas if you’re looking for resolutions for you and your dog.

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Erika Spence: Business in the Park

So how does the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce measure the year?

The grand finale of our year was welcoming 15,000 attendees to experience the best of our downtown for the holidays a few short weeks ago at Winter on the Avenue.

Erika Spence: Business in the Park

Get ready to show some love for local businesses on Small Business Saturday.

Small Business Saturday is a nationwide movement to support locally-owned, independent retailers on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

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Erika Spence: Business in the Park

The Winter Park community is renewing its effort to raise funds for Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida in a 20-day campaign beginning Nov. 2.

Feed the Need Winter Park raised $100,000 in three weeks to help fight hunger in our community. However, the need continues to be great. Today one in four children suffers from hunger in Central Florida.