Nearly a week ago, Floridians were fueling up and evacuating as Hurricane Matthew aimed for Florida’s east coast. Some evacuees experienced price-gouging for gas and lodging. Today, thank heaven regular gas was $2.14 at the 7-11 gas station at 13487 Apopoka-Vineland in Orlando near Disneyworld today. Across the street, the gas prices were higher at the Chevron station. For lowest gas prices, http://www.gasbuddy.com
Chicago food comes to Tampa. Portillos from the Windy City area opened recently at 2102 E. Fowler Avenue in Tampa near University Square Mall. The restaurant’s menu offers family food from its famous Chicago hot dogs, ribs, burgers, bratwurst, Italian sausage sandwiches, salads and desserts.