Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Local baker makes good on Food Network's spring baking competition

Posted By on Tue, May 5, 2015 at 9:01 AM

Notice a familiar face on the second episode of Food Network's Spring Baking Championship? That's Juliana Evans, graduate of Dr. Phillips High School (circa 1997), blogger, proprietor and head baker of the now-closed food truck and cupcake boutique Graciously Sweet. Host Duff Goldman (of Ace of Cakes fame) is...

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Ryan Gosling finally eats his cereal. Rest well, Ryan McHenry

Posted By on Tue, May 5, 2015 at 8:43 AM

Ryan McHenry, the guy who created the Ryan Gosling Won't Eat His Cereal memes on Vine, has lost his battle with cancer. You can see all eight of his videos below (don't worry, it's short): In his honor, Ryan Gosling posted a Vine last night in which he finally...

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Nepal orphanage founded by Orlando woman needs help after the earthquakes

Posted By on Mon, May 4, 2015 at 7:57 PM

Last week, shortly after we learned of the earthquake that devastated Kathmandu, we received a message telling us that Rising Lotus Children's Village, a Nepal orphanage founded by Orlando resident Tracy Brandt (who also runs the Got Karma? gift shop in Ivanhoe Village), is struggling to stay afloat after the...

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Disney unveils new line of 'May the 4th Be With You' gear

Posted By on Mon, May 4, 2015 at 6:44 PM

Today is "Star Wars Day," because it's May 4th and people love to say the phrase, "May the fourth be with you." So, in lieu of the the fan-proclaimed holiday and its new ownership of the Star Wars franchise, the Disney merchandising squad have released a brand new line...

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Two Orlando restaurants make Thrillist's list of 12 Best Brunches in Florida Outside Miami

Posted By on Mon, May 4, 2015 at 4:01 PM

If you haven't heard by now, brunch is big right now. Thrillist named Florida's 12 best brunches in a mouth-watering listicle, and two of O-town's mid-morning meals made the cut: Dexter's of Thornton Park was touted for their Monte Cristo waffle sandwich stuffed with Swiss cheese, ham and raspberry...

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Pitbull, Huey Lewis and others to headline Universal's 25th Anniversary Concert Series

Posted By on Mon, May 4, 2015 at 3:10 PM

Last year, Universal Orlando cancelled the popular Summer Concert Series in preparation for the opening of Diagon Alley. Delays caused the new land to not open to nearly the middle of the summer. Universal compensated with the longest Mardi Gras in the history of the resort, stretching it all the...

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Santiago's Bodega ups Altamonte's brunch game this summer

Posted By on Mon, May 4, 2015 at 2:33 PM

Santiago's Bodega has a wonderful menu they serve all day and even late night – our food critic has extremely kind words about their short ribs, gazpacho and startlingly outstanding ceviche – but locals who know cannot stop gushing over their fantastical brunch spread that led us to dub them among...

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Tackling the NFL: Orlando artist Andrew Spear's work highlighted during NFL Draft

Posted By on Mon, May 4, 2015 at 2:08 PM

The NFL Draft 2015 stretched from Thursday, April 30, until Saturday, May 2. Right there on the last day as the hype was winding down – when commentators had likely run out of creative ways to explain why certain players had not yet been chosen (how many different ways can...

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5 spots for authentic Mexican tacos just in time for Cinco de Mayo

Posted By on Mon, May 4, 2015 at 12:55 PM

You'll need some grub in your stomach to anchor all those "Cinco de Drinko" Coronas tomorrow. Here's our list of five superlative tacos at local restaurants: 1. Hongos tacos, Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Wild mushrooms are topped with manchego cheese, crema and plenty of sauteed garlic. Rocco's makes their...

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