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First Watch opens in Apopka

 First Watch, the leading Daytime Dining concept with more than 445 restaurants nationwide, announced today it has opened a new location in Apopka.
New restaurant coming to Apopka
With indoor seating for 121, plus an outdoor patio, the 3,200 square-foot restaurant is designed to make guests feel at home in a light, bright and cheerful atmosphere.
Brewers savor the candy flavor of some Florida-grown hops
Brewers like the flavor and aroma that come from Florida-grown Cascade hops, says a University of Florida Extension agent. They say it tastes a little like candy.
Culver's Food Truck coming to Apopka next week
Culver’s, a national chain with 16 Orlando-area locations and plans to open an Apopka location, famous for its ButterBurgers and Fresh Frozen Custard is bringing its food truck to Apopka next …
Demings calls for Congress to protect Florida families from storm-related evictions
The bill would provide stability for renters and homeowners during future federally declared natural disasters by implementing an eviction/foreclosure moratorium.
What will housing prices be a year from now?
If we agree that 2000 to 2008 was a bubble, one where prices peaked in 2006 at 84% above the baseline, then where are we now? Prices are 208% of the baseline.  
New massive mixed use/residential development on Kelly Park Road brings mixed opinions on local social media
How big is too big? How much housing is too much housing? How should growth in Apopka be managed? Those are all big questions in this community, and news of a massive new mixed-use/housing project …

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Despite inflation, Porkie's Original BBQ drops prices
The next inflation update is scheduled for release on June 10 at 8:30 a.m. ET, but one Apopka business isn't waiting for the most current figures to take action.
Apopka Restaurant Roulette: Brew Theory yes; Rodney Scott's no; Francesco's maybe
The restaurant issue is all-encompassing for Apopkans. It unfolds the entire approach to economic development, managed growth, and quality of life.
Jersey Mike's Subs opens Kelly Park location in Apopka
Jersey Mike's Subs on Kelly Park Road will hold a grand opening and fundraiser from Wednesday, June 1st to Sunday, June 5th to support the Children’s Tumor Foundation.
Apopka Kona Poke' announces weeklong grand opening celebration
Guests will enjoy Kona Poké’s complete menu of healthy and delicious Hawaiian-style poké bowls with fresh sushi-grade fish, and house sauces, and over 40 fresh ingredients to choose from, including vegan, gluten-free and cooked options. 
The Rise of Craft Cocktails: Why They're So Popular and How the Industry is Changing
What is behind this trend? Why are craft cocktails becoming so popular? And how is the industry changing as a result?
Happy #407Day Apopka!
This special campaign, inspired by the destination’s longtime area code, encourages residents to support their favorite restaurants, bars, shops, boutiques, services, and other locally owned businesses by sharing posts and photos on their social media channels using the hashtag #407Day.
A Look Inside the Legendary Eatery Caffe Positano in Apopka
When it comes to sampling Italian cuisine, it doesn’t get much better than a visit to Caffe Positano in Apopka; the self-confessed watchwords of this establishment are Passion and Perfection - …
Apopka City Center breaks ground on Starbucks, Brew Theory
Brew Theory Marketplace will consist of a 12,000 square foot food hall with offerings that incorporate many of Orlando’s finest restaurant concepts. Starbucks will be located on Main Street and McGee Avenue.
Economic Development dominates mayoral debate
Before a live crowd of almost 300, an overflow audience at the nearby Victory Church, and hundreds more watching on live stream at home and at watch parties across the community, the two candidates for mayor of Apopka illustrated the stark differences in their approach to leading Apopka into the future.
As winter crops are planted, Florida’s Congressional delegation demands protections against Mexican imports
By John Haughey, The Center Square Both Florida’s U.S. senators and two-thirds of the state’s 27-member Congressional delegation are lobbying the Biden administration to protect domestic …
Second Harvest's popular "A Spoon Full of Hope" product line unveils new cookie flavors; Culinary Training Program available
Purchasing their soup, honey or cookies helps fund the 16-week Culinary Training Program for economically challenged adults who want to pursue a sustainable career in the food industry These …
Three Odd Guys Brewing: Building a community one beer at a time
By Tristan Robinson, Interning Correspondent for The Apopka Voice “What makes a beer good is the taste. What makes a beer great is its ability to bring people together.” - Three Odd Guys …
A trip to Fox Valley Farm and Hopyard: The Hoppiest place on Earth
By Matthew Hughes, Interning Correspondent with The Apopka Voice At 2905 Junior Avenue in Apopka, you will find the Fox Valley Farm and Hopyard; a five-acre piece of land rich with fresh fruits and …
Orange Co. reports decrease percentage of viral COVID remnants in wastewater; rental assistance still available; Magical Dining Month details
From the Orange County Newsroom As of Sunday, September 12, 2021, the Florida Department of Health is reporting that Orange County’s 14-day rolling positivity rate is 13.31 percent. Additional …
Second Harvest asks supporters to help "Stock the Shelves" for Hunger Action Month
Thousands of Central Floridians continue seeking food assistance, and your help is vital From Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is …