Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Too Much Sauce opening on Mills Avenue

Posted By on Tue, May 23, 2017 at 9:45 AM

Evan Dimov, the man behind popular sandwich joint Hot Krust Panini in Dr. Phillips, is opening a rice/quinoa/salad bowl joint in Mills Park. The quick-service concept will move into the space previously occupied by Giraffas Brazilian Grill in the Fresh Market Plaza. While the focus of the offerings will be...

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects Florida's appeal over death penalty unanimity case

Posted By on Tue, May 23, 2017 at 9:25 AM

Bolstering a state law requiring unanimous jury recommendations in death penalty cases, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider an appeal by Attorney General Pam Bondi on the issue. The court's decision to deny what is known as a “writ of certiorari” essentially cements a state law enacted...

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Trump administration gives Haitians 6 months of protected status to prepare to leave

Posted By on Tue, May 23, 2017 at 9:19 AM

Temporary “protected status” has been extended for another six months for thousands of Haitians who fled to the United States after their island was ravaged by an earthquake in 2010. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Monday said “after a careful review of the current conditions in Haiti...

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Redlight Redlight hosts next pop-up dinner event with Papa Llama, May 31

Posted By on Tue, May 23, 2017 at 8:58 AM

Last month, we reported about Redlight Redlight Beer Parlour's first pop-up dinner featuring Swine & Sons' Rhys and Alexia Gawlak. It went so well, they're doing it again, this time with Papa Llama's Peruvian cuisine. On Wednesday, May 31, at 6 p.m., a whole host of Andean bites and craft...

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After more than 20 years, Visit Orlando's Official Visitor Center is about to move

Posted By on Tue, May 23, 2017 at 8:17 AM

GrowthSpotter is reporting that after more than 20 years, Visit Orlando is moving its Official Visitors Center to a new location. Currently located behind the Boston Lobster in-between a Don Pablo’s (yes, a few still exist) and a gift shop, the current location is a bit hidden and off the...

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Slumberjack to play album release show this weekend at Will's Pub

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 4:30 PM

Local indie unit Slumberjack are currently on the road, on the final dates of a two-week run promoting new album Oddly Calm, but this weekend they'll be returning to Orlando to play a album release/homecoming show with some local and touring heavy-hittters. Slumberjack play their album release show at...

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Park Lake/Highland ranked as 'best place to live' in the Orlando area

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 4:23 PM

The Park Lake/Highland neighborhood, which is home to notable local spots like the Orlando Urban Trail, Will's Pub, Santiago's Bodega and Nora's Sugar Shack, to name a few, was recently picked as the top place to live in the Orlando metro area. According to Niche, a website that helps finding...

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Claddagh Cottage Irish Pub will open new location this summer

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 3:53 PM

Claddagh Cottage Irish Pub will be reopening on Curry Ford Road near Bumby Avenue later this summer. Orlando Weekly restaurant critic Fayaiz Kara informs us that the new stand-alone building, which is located at 2421 Curry Ford Road, should open later this summer, possibly by July. Claddagh Cottage was...

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Foxtail Coffee Co. and Tamale Co. coming to the new 'Hourglass District'

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 2:05 PM

Two real estate professionals have grand plans for a parcel of land southeast of downtown. Husband-and-wife tandem Giovanni Fernandez and Elise Sabatino, who own real estate brokerage and property management firm National Real Estate, are in the process of transforming the Curry Ford Road/Bumby Avenue corridor into what they're dubbing the "Hourglass District" – so named...

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Possible nude beach coming to Palm Beach County

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 1:48 PM

Some Palm Beach County beach-goers are pushing for permission to tan certain body parts that don't typically see the light of day. According to the Palm Beach Post, the Palm Beach County Freedom Beach Initiative sent a letter to the County Commission last Thursday expressing interest in implementing a...

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