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Ocala taco food truck reopens with new look

Taqueria Lupe, a popular taco food truck in southeast Ocala, has reopened for business with a new look.

Sky Fine Dining remains closed amidst remodel, pandemic woes

Sky Fine Dining, which reopened and closed its doors during the COVID-19 pandemic last year, has remained closed since November amidst a remodel.

Culver’s hiring in midst of construction progress on new Ocala location

A new Culver’s is currently hiring all positions while its Ocala location is constructed at a rapid pace along State Road 200.

Ocala Denny’s, McDonalds, Popeyes all receive health inspection warnings

Multiple fast and casual dining restaurants across Ocala, including Denny’s, McDonalds, and Popeyes, were all issued warnings this month for a collection of basic, intermediate, and high priority violations.

Chinese restaurant in Belleview forced to close after failed health inspection

A Chinese restaurant in Belleview was forced to close its doors this past week after the facility failed a food health inspection for rodent activity, among other violations.

Zaxby’s in south Ocala temporarily closed after failed health inspection

A Zaxby’s in south Ocala was temporarily closed last week after failing a health inspection for multiple high priority violations.

Brester’s Coney Island brings taste of Michigan diner to central Ocala

Brester's Coney Island, a diner-style made popular in Michigan known for its chili, diced onion, and yellow mustard-topped hot dogs, recently opened a location in Ocala where they have been serving up breakfast and lunch favorites.

Food truck temporarily closed, three other businesses warned in recent food inspections

A barbecue food truck in northwest Ocala was temporarily closed and three Chinese restaurants received warnings during a recent series of food health inspections.

New seafood restaurant opening doors this week

Storming Crab, which took over the shuttered Ruby Tuesday's that closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, will open the doors on the renovated location this weekend.

Two downtown restaurants close for holiday, multiple others still under construction

A pair of popular downtown restaurants are closing for the holiday and renovations. Check the details on when La Cuisine and Stella's Modern Pantry will reopen.

Vast majority of Ocala restaurants pass food inspections in May, June

In the past two months, over 50 local restaurants have passed food inspections. In general, the vast majority of Marion County and Ocala restaurants pass health inspections upon the first or second visit.

Local winery wins award from 2021 International Women’s Wine Competition

A local winery was recognized with an award from the 2021 International Women’s Wine Competition earlier this year.

Bank Street Patio Bar reopens doors, blames ‘insect issue’ for closure

Bank Street Patio Bar has reopened its doors after multiple health inspection failures left it shuttered this past weekend. The bar attributed the closure to "an insect issue in the outside bar," according to a social media post.

Storming Crab seafood restaurant making swift progress at former Ruby Tuesday’s location

A new seafood restaurant is making swift progress at the former location of Ruby Tuesday’s on SW College Road.

Downtown patio bar closed after multiple health inspection failures in two-day span

A bar in downtown Ocala that tried to remove a "closed" warning for a failed health inspection, has failed a total of five inspections in a two-day span this week and remained closed as of Saturday morning.

Which Mexican restaurant has the best tacos in Ocala?

Ocala Downtown Market's Food Truck Park says MexiRican serves the best tacos in town. We think there are a dozen or so Mexican restaurants that might disagree. Which restaurant do you think serves the best tacos in Ocala?

Starbucks reopens dining rooms after extended closure due to COVID-19

Multiple Starbucks across Ocala, and the nation, have reopened their dining rooms after an extended closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ocala pizza restaurant temporarily closes for second time this year due to failed food inspection

A pizzeria in southwest Ocala was forced to temporarily close its doors for a second time this year after another failed health inspection.

Food Truck Party coming to Ocala Downtown Market on June 25

The Ocala Downtown Market is hosting a Food Truck Party this Friday. Have you tried one of the trucks at the Ocala Food Truck Park?

Shuttered downtown Ocala diner still looking for tenant

A downtown diner that closed its doors months ago is still looking for a tenant.

Restaurant, rooftop bar coming to Goldman building as part of massive growth in downtown Ocala

The Goldman building that will replace the demolished Brothers’ Keeper Thrift Store in downtown Ocala will not only include a Mellow Mushroom, but an additional restaurant and a rooftop bar.

New restaurant at Ocala International, Elevation 89, to offer full bar, early dinner

Elevation 89 is hoping to open the doors on its new restaurant at the Ocala International Airport this fall.

Chick-fil-A opens for breakfast again, Ocala employers still hiring

Chick-fil-A opened its doors for breakfast again after closing a month ago on account of a staffing shortage.

Downtown Ocala cafe hoping for September opening

A popular Downtown Ocala cafe is hoping to open their new location in September.