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Annual Manual 2014

South Orlando and Conway

Between urban and suburban

Photo: PHOTOS BY ROB BARTLETT, License: N/A

PHOTOS BY ROB BARTLETT

JOHNNY’S FILLIN’ STATION AND OTHER SIDE

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APPLE core antiques and gifts


Hovering among the midcentury houses and educational facilities comprising South Orlando’s mature, canopied escape from downtown’s vertical sprawl – often for the sake of raising a family in relative peace – is a growing sense of pride and adventure. It’s not a unifying identity per se, but the area stretching roughly from South Orange Avenue over to Conway Road, south of the East-West Expressway, has come a long way in a short time to include everything from hip neighborhood eateries to well-manicured parks to little slices of old Florida served on the half-shell. Sure, there remain vestiges of lower property values (mostly strip-mall entrepreneurial endeavors), but the area has cleaned up its winding lakeside thoroughfares and somewhat schizophrenic main streets (South Orange Avenue, Curry Ford Road, Michigan Avenue) to invite a burgeoning diversity that makes it all feel that much more authentic. Whether piloting a grumbling Harley or a silent Prius, you’re likely to find your place outside Lake Eola’s downtown splatter zone. You just need to know where to look.

EAT

La Fiesta Mexican Grill and Catering
2420 Curry Ford Road
407-985-4340
facebook.com/lafiestagrillandcatering

Julie’s Waterfront Restaurant
4201 S. Orange Ave.
407-240-2557
julieswaterfront.biz

OLV Café
25 W. Crystal Lake St.
407-722-5260
olvcafe.com

Mediterranean Blue
435 E. Michigan St.
407-422-2583
mediterraneanblue.net

DRINK

Johnny’s Fillin’ Station and Other Side
2621 S. Ferncreek Ave.
407-894-6900
johnnysfillinstation.com

The Gnarly Barley
7431 S. Orange Ave.
407-854-4999
thegnarlybarley.com

Pulse
1912 S. Orange Ave.
407-649-3888
pulseorlando.net

The Rogue Pub
3076 Curry Ford Road
407-985-3778
facebook.com/RoguePub

SHOP

The Village Thrift Shop
888 E. Michigan St.
407-648-8844

Apple Core Antiques and Gifts
2627 Curry Ford Road
407-894-2774
applecoreantiques.homestead.com

Pink No. 5
2230 Curry Ford Road
407-895-7554

PLAY

Annual Manual 2014
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