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Deltona struggles with how to regulate food trucks

By Al Everson
January 24, 2022


Food truck owner says he only wants to do business

For Shannon McRoy, serving food to hungry customers is a passion, a calling that is causing trouble he believes he does not deserve.

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New Deltona store caters to Hispanic cuisine and culture

New Deltona store caters to Hispanic cuisine and culture

By Joe Crews
December 2, 2021


A new Hispanic supermarket, Fresco y Más, has opened at 1229 A Providence Blvd. in Deltona to provide the community with a specialized shopping experience that focuses on celebrating the local growing Hispanic culture in Deltona and Volusia County.


The new Fresco y Más, whose name translates to “fresh and more,” is a subsidiary of Southeastern Grocers, which also owns Winn-Dixie and two other grocery brands.

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Twisted Chopstick finds new DeLand home

By Barb Shepherd
September 24, 2021


          There’s good news for sushi-loving West Volusia foodies. Twisted Chopstick, closed since July, has found a new home and plans to reopen in DeLand within about two months.
          There is some sad news for foodies: Jeoffrey Curtis’ restaurant is moving into what we’ve known for 18 years as Old House Café, at 412 S. Woodland Blvd.

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Meet the new owners of DeLand's Cress

By Joe Crews
September 20, 2021 


          Hari Pulapaka is moving on to the next course in his banquet of a life. The winner of multiple culinary awards and his wife, Jenneffer Pulapaka, are no longer owners of Cress in Downtown DeLand, a restaurant at 103 W. Indiana Ave. they had opened in 2008.
         The Pulapakas, who in 2019 sold majority ownership of the restaurant, were bought out in August by that couple, Tom and Suran Brandt.

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Opening date announced for Panda Express

By Al Everson
September 16, 2021 


          An anticipated opening date has been announced for the Panda Express being built on South Woodland Boulevard in DeLand.

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Owners on a mission to deliver ‘cooking from the heart’

By Giansy Paul 
September 15, 2021 

          The Black-owned business Taste of Soul is a family establishment created by Corey and Yvette Williams.

          In this restaurant at 2723 S. Woodland Blvd. in DeLand, you can find amazing options of Black cuisine. The Taste of Soul business venture was a long time in the making for Corey and Yvette.


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Food Trucks vs City Hall
BEACON PHOTO/AL EVERSON PEOPLE LIKE FOOD TRUCKS — A collection of food trucks draws a crowd to this event staged in 2017. A Deltona resident's current plan for fundraising food-truck events at a Deltona shopping plaza is causing a stir at Deltona City Hall.

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City Hall vs. Food Trucks

By Al Everson
September 9, 2021 


          It is fare — pun intended— to say that food trucks are becoming a hot topic in Deltona. Food-truck operators were expected to attend tonight’s (Sept. 9) meeting of the Deltona City Commission to plea for places to offer their wares.
        City officials had their hands full over the Labor Day weekend, as a gathering of some of the mobile kitchens took place without permission. Acting City Manager John Peters said the unsanctioned event caused some problems.

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Hunter’s Restaurant finally reopens in Downtown DeLand

Beacon Photos by Marsha Mclaughlin
September 8, 2021 


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Riverwalk Pizzeria & Brew Pub

By Erica Opisso Carter
July 7, 2021 


         I had no idea of the science inside my glass as I sipped craft beer inside Riverwalk Pizzeria & Brew Pub. No idea that someone’s been checking yeast cells under a microscope, tending temperature controls and calculating equations for a perfect pour.

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Doug & Lil's Potato Patch

By Calista Headrick
August 25, 2021 


         Doug Rand is no stranger to running a restaurant. In fact, he has been in business in DeLand for approximately 40 years.

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Orange City’s Casual-Dining Oasis

By Calista Headrick
August 11, 2021 


         When William Torres, owner of Tropi Shack, relocated to Florida from New Jersey in 2004, he knew he wanted to start his own business, but had no plans of breaking into the food industry.

          “I came down and said we’re going to make something work.

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City Limits: Helping Kids Soar In School

Beacon Photos By Marsha Mclaughlin
August 4, 2021 


         The West Volusia Association of Realtors Young Professionals Network hosted a gathering for a good cause July 15 at City Limits Taproom in DeLand. They invited those attending to bring school supplies for distribution to children in need.

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