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Fired Up BBQ nearing year anniversary at Ocala location

Fired Up BBQ is quickly approaching its one year anniversary at its Ocala location. The popular restaurant serves up smoked meats, homemade sides, and barbecue sauces made from scratch.

Sayulita Taqueria celebrating third anniversary at downtown Ocala location

Sayulita Taqueria will celebrate the third anniversary of the opening of its downtown Ocala restaurant today with live music by local reggae band, Propaganjah, as well as multiple drink specials.

Chicago-themed hot dog, Italian beef food truck ends run in Ocala

A staple at the Ocala Downtown Market Food Truck Park over the past year, Tom's Taste of Chicago has closed up shop on its food truck.

First look at Elevation 89, Ocala International Airport’s newest restaurant

Elevation 89, the Ocala International Airport Terminal's newest restaurant, officially opened their doors over the weekend.

Culver’s opens new southwest Ocala location

Culver’s officially opened its first location in Ocala today. The Wisconsin-based fast food restaurant specializes in ButterBurgers®, frozen custards, and cheese curds, among other items.

Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, other Ocala businesses celebrate anniversaries

Jeremiah's Italian Ice will celebrate its one-year anniversary this week with a special offering. Multiple other businesses, including the Vintage Toy Universe, the Florida Pizza Shop, and two downtown bars will also celebrate anniversaries this week.

Dina’s Place reopens pizza restaurant in new Ocala location

Dina's Place, a popular pizza restaurant that operated in southeast Ocala for many years, has reopened its doors at a new location. 

Las Micheladas opens new Mexican restaurant in northwest location

Las Micheladas, a restaurant specializing in authentic Mexican cuisine, celebrated the grand opening of its new northwest Ocala location recently. The restaurant takes over a location that was formerly occupied by Backwoods Smokehouse & Grill for many years.

Social Springs Nutrition offering healthy shakes, energy teas at new cafe in southwest Ocala

Social Springs Nutrition is celebrating the grand opening of a new southwest Ocala shop that will serve up a bevy of sweets, teas, and coffees.

Kashmin’s Kitchen serving Caribbean cuisine in new Belleview location

Kashmin’s Kitchen and Caribbean Foods is serving up classic, traditional west Indian cuisine out of a new Belleview location.

Breakfast Station opening new southwest Ocala location

Breakfast Station will celebrate the grand opening of a new southwest Ocala location next week.

A & N Caribbean Cuisine temporarily closed after failed health inspections

A & N Caribbean Cuisine was temporarily closed last week after an inspector cited 13 health code violations, including 20 live roaches and 20 dead roaches found around the kitchen.

Mutiny delays opening of new pirate-themed bar in downtown Ocala

Mutiny will reschedule the grand opening of its new bar in downtown Ocala after experiencing unexpected delays.

Subway in southeast Ocala temporarily closed after health inspection failure

A Subway located in the Walmart Supercenter in southeast Ocala was temporarily closed last week after a health inspector cited multiple health code violations.

Cantina seeking council approval for liquor sales at new downtown Ocala restaurant

Cantina Tex-Mex is seeking approval for liquor sales from city council to move one step closer to opening its new downtown Ocala location next month.

Cody’s Original Roadhouse plans January opening of new southwest Ocala location

Cody's Original Roadhouse will break ground on its new southwest Ocala location tomorrow morning. The new restaurant plans to open in January.

Silver Springs Pizza temporarily closed after health inspection failure

Silver Springs Pizza was temporarily closed last week after a health inspection failure revealed nearly 30 violations, including the presence of roach activity and insects.

Mutiny opening new pirate-themed bar in downtown Ocala next week

Mutiny will open the doors on its new pirate-themed bar next week in downtown Ocala. The new business is next door to its sister bar, Tipsy Skipper, and will feature a full liquor bar, an extensive beer list, food, and music. 

San’s Pizzeria brings 35-years of tradition to new northwest Ocala restaurant

San’s Pizzeria is bringing 35 years of pizza recipes and tradition to its new location in northwest Ocala. The restaurant celebrated its grand opening last week. Stop in and let us know what you think.

Start Smart T-Ball League coming to Jervey Gantt

Beginning Monday, September 20, The city will host a new Start Smart T-Ball League on Mondays and Thursdays through October 28 at the Jervey Gantt T-Ball Complex.

Marion County Chili Cook-Off returns to Ocala for 40th year

The Marion County Chili Cook-Off will return to the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion in Ocala later this fall for its 40th installment. 

Florida Pizza Shop nearing year anniversary at Baseline Road location

The Florida Pizza Shop will celebrate its one-year anniversary this fall at its location along Baseline Road. The restaurant features an extensive list of specialty pizzas, including sweet chili chicken pizza, taco pizza, and cheese steak and onion pizza, to name a few.

Flying Boat Tap Room opens new location on Baseline Road

Flying Boat Tap Room has opened a new location on Baseline Road that features dozens of beers from Florida craft breweries, tapas and pizza.

Celebrity’s Soul Food opening new southwest Ocala location

Celebrity’s Soul Food will celebrate the grand opening of its new southwest Ocala restaurant next month at a location formerly occupied by Craft Cuisine.