The couch at Lil indies exemplifies the overlooked gems found throughout Orlando. Grungy and somewhat questionable in appearnace, it's easy to glance over - as are many hole in the wall places located in Orlando's Mills 50 district. Across the street from The District at Mills 50, a co-op shop feauturing about 50 local vendors that I visit frequently, is a one stop shop for 3 local bars - Lil Indies, Will's Pub, and Dirty Laundry. Sitting outside these small locally owned businesses, I found myself overjoyed to have been welcomed into such a thriving and welcoming community. It was in this moment I was reminded how proud and lucky I am to be from Orlando.