Thursday, March 26, 2015

Dig into flavor at Flavor Farm Series dinner co-hosted by Cress and American Gymkhana

Posted By on Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 5:04 PM

The first Flavor Farm Series Dinner is Friday, April 3, at American Gymkhana. Chefs Hari Pulapaka (Cress) and Aarthi Sampath (American Gymkhana) celebrate their Indian heritage with a five-course farm-to-table dinner, and cocktail and wine pairings come courtesy of noted mixologist Hemant Pathak and Jenneffer Pulapaka. Cost is $75 per person,...

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This Little Underground: Cobalt Cranes, Arc Pilot, Common Man (Will's Pub)

Posted By on Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 4:09 PM

At last night's Orlando appearance (Mar. 25, Will’s Pub), L.A.’s Cobalt Cranes proved one of those well-built and locked-in rock bands that’s great to see and hear in action. As a robust unit with two strong singers and front presences in Tim Foley and Kate Betuel, this diamond in...

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New grocery store planned for I-Drive area likely to become an attraction in and of itself

Posted By on Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 3:44 PM

Earlier this month at the State of I-Drive event, Alejandro Pezzini of AMP Group, the parent company of Perfumeland and I-Drive’s NASCAR go-karts attraction, announced that the company is opening a grocery store on North International Drive. While it might sound like an odd location for one, the immediate...

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Universal Studios Florida tests metal detectors at Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster

Posted By on Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 2:48 PM

Universal Orlando sent shockwaves through theme park social media on March 25 by unexpectedly unveiling their newest experiment in guest safety. For a brief time on Wednesday morning, metal detectors were installed at the entrance of Universal Studios Florida's Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster. Guests were screened with...

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Cool video: Historical interpretations of Disney princesses

Posted By on Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 2:25 PM

Last month, BuzzFeed did some research on the Disney princesses. Using contextual clues littered throughout the movies they starred in, BuzzFeed determined roughly what time period each princess lived in and used models to show what the princesses might have looked like if they lived in the real world rather...

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UCF faculty group speaks out against guns on campus, wisely

Posted By on Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 1:34 PM

Today, we received a message from the University of Central Florida chapter of the United Faculty of Florida regarding the move to allow concealed carriers of firearms to bring their death-makers onto campuses, because that will protect them from mass shootings, for sure. There were a couple of key points...

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Measles case confirmed in traveler who visited Kissimmee

Posted By on Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 1:24 PM

You can add Florida to the above map today, because this was just announced:  The Florida Department of Health has confirmed measles in an adult international traveler who attended a conference in Kissimmee, Florida, at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center March 16-17, 2015. The traveler spent time in...

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Indiana: Not for gays anymore. Florida not far behind.

Posted By on Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 11:47 AM

You'll have to pardon our levity for utilizing this image of Indiana to accompany an update on something as monstrous as a pro-discrimination bill being signed into law in Indiana today, but we need something to laugh at (and we're in love with the Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). Not...

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Grunge obsession: An alphabetical list of all the bands quoted in Nick Soulsby's oral history of Nirvana

Posted By on Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 9:00 AM

You can check out our review of the book here, but here's the TL;DR of what Nick Soulsby took on in his book I Found My Friends: the Oral History of Nirvana. "I hunted down 210 members of 170 of the bands who played with Nirvana 1987-1994, three-quarters of the bands...

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Competition heats up the Will's Pub parking lot as Poca's Hottest hosts their annual cook-off

Posted By on Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 9:00 PM

If you’re into local music and hot sauce, you’re probably already aware of Poca’s Hottest. The brand, which recently opened a storefront in Artgeon, makes several varieties of condi ments inspired by local musicians and artists, like Shak Nasti Cajun Honey Mustard or Kaleigh Baker’s Serenade Marinade. Now some of...

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