New Smyrna Beach Mom

Information, events and school information for New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater, Oak Hill and surrounding areas.

Filippo’s Pizza

Not only did I hit the Blue Mule Deli last week but I also hit Filippo’s Pizza. Twice.  This is probably the best-kept secret in Edgewater.  My first visit I tried an Italian Sub, it was huge and yes I ate the whole thing. My plan was to save half for dinner. Well, that did not happen. It was delicious. My second visit, I tried the pizza. Also fantastic. I chatted with Filippo for a few minutes on both visits. He is warm and welcoming. My next visit I will try the wings. They have lunch specials from 11:00 am – 3:30 pm, which are a killer deal. They also deliver.

Filippo’s is located at 132 West Park Avenue in Edgewater.  Highly recommend.

Mardi Gras on Flagler

New Smyrna Beach’s Fat Tuesday on Flagler Mardi Gras Parade and Party returns for its ninth year Tuesday, February 28th, 2017.

This year the Mardi Gras events have expanded to create a weekend of activities for visitors and locals alike. The New Smyrna Beach Mardi Gras Weekend series now includes the VooDoo Music Festival, the Voodoo 5K Beach Run, Gumbo Festival, Sidewalk Sale on Flagler, and the Mardi Gras Parade and Party.

The VooDoo Music Festival features several bands playing at multiple venues along and around Flagler Avenue on Friday, Feb 24th. This musical event showcases the broad entertainment options the area has to offer.

Following the music festival is the Voodoo 5K Beach Run on Saturday, Feb 25th. Registration opens at 8:00 am with the 5K race starting at 9:00 am To pre-register for the 5K, text “Voodoo” to 40691 on a smart device – text rates may apply – or visit

The New Smyrna Beach Gumbo Festival takes place on Sunday, Feb 26th from Noon to 5pm on Flagler Ave. The festival features over 20 gumbos from local eateries, which participants can enjoy and then vote on their favorite.

Experience some of the best shopping in Volusia County at the Sidewalk Sale on Flagler Avenue Monday, Feb 27th. The Sidewalk Sale runs from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm and offers specials up to 70% off.

The 9th Annual Fat Tuesday on Flagler Mardi Gras Parade and Party presented by Rue and Ziffra starts at 7:00 pm on Flagler Avenue near the ocean and heads west to Pine Street.

Blue Mule Deli

Since I have been working at the Edgewater Animal Shelter a few days a week I have taken the opportunity to check out some local businesses that I would normally not frequent. This morning I hit the Blue Mule Deli & Cafe on Ridgewood. I went in for a cup of coffee and came out wth a freshly made breakfast sandwich and a salad for lunch.  The staff was super friendly, the coffee was good and they breakfast sandwich was made to order and delicious. They offer deli meats sliced to order, homemade desserts, salads and sides.  You can eat in their dining area or take it to go.  Their Greek Salad dressing is on the best I have ever had list.  They are worth checking out for sure.

The Blue Mule is located at the corner of Ridgewood and Park Avenue in Edgewater.


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