Just read through The Lakelander. It is beautiful! If you haven’t grabbed one yet do yourself a favor and pick up one today!
It also got me thinking about this project again… I think it’s time to start Rediscovering Lakeland again… What do you think?
(more information on The Lakelander at: www.thelakelander.com)
The Poor Porker
Seriously, If you don’t know about The Poor Poker by now you may be living under a rock! The Poor Porker is one of the best things to happen to Lakeland, in the history of Lakeland! (Publix and Red Lobster are a close second…) To make it even better, Jarrid and Robyn are not only incredible chefs but ridiculously nice people!
Make sure to stop by and grab some beignets this Saturday and every Saturday at Lakeland’s Downtown Farmers Market from 8am-2pm!
Video by Indie Atlantic Films
Lloyds of Lakeland
When it comes to antique/thrift stores Lloyds has it all. GREAT location, downtown off of Kentucky Avenue. GREAT inventory, everything from vinyl, books, collectibles, instruments, and even a singing parrot upstairs! If you’re looking to buy antiques there is not a better selection in town than Lloyds of Lakeland. It doesn’t hurt that the owners are super friendly and helpful as well!
This post was sent to us by our great friend Jared! If you have any spots in Lakeland that you love send them our way! Snap a few photos and let us know what you love!!! It’s as simple as that!! Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to hear from you soon!
Purple Onion Deli & Grill
The other week my buddy Jared and I decided to try something new for lunch… We landed on the Purple Onion.
First off… This place is awesome! Here are my observations:
#1. The place is always packed… the entire time we were there, there was not a table open for more than a minute… thats always a good sign.
#2. If a place is only open for one meal 6 days a week they’ve gotta be doing something right.
#3. Tatter tots. Enough said.
Over all it was a great time… and the food was delicious! If you’re ever downtown in Lakeland at lunch time definitely stop by and grab a sandwich (I’ve heard their burgers are ridiculous too!)
Every year the Lakeland Christmas parade of chairs is viewed by thousands.
Ok. Truth is, this crazy town lets people set up chairs 24 hours before the parade.
Because the Christmas Parade is the BEST!!!! I love this city and the Lakeland Christmas Parade is hands down the best thing in the world!
Q:I know this is super early but... do you think you could do a post about the best places or neighborhoods to look at Christmas lights? This is our first Christmas in Lakeland and we love Christmas lights. Thanks!
Its not super early at all!!! And that’s a great question!
The only problem is… I’m not sure of the answer…
Fellow Lakelanders… What’s the best place to check out Christmas lights?
This is our first post from a fellow Lakelander! We’re super excited about it! and can’t wait to hear from you soon! Thanks Stephen!
If you’re a fan of good produce at ridiculously cheap prices, Hand’s Produce is the fruit and vegetable authority. Located at 802 North Combee Road, Lakeland, FL, Hand’s is a small, easily missed store that’s worth a stop. We get all our vegetables there, sometimes without even spending double digits. Their vegetables taste the best over any other grocery store and they have quite a variety.
My personal favorite is the already-cut vegetable kabob mix they make for my wife (who they know by name). Red onion, pepper, corn, squash and zuccini that we skewer and grill. They’re basically awesome.
If you eat any vegetables (which is generally a good idea) stop by Hand’s, you won’t regret it.