Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Topgolf is coming to Orlando, which is good even if you're terrible at golf

Posted By on Tue, Oct 6, 2015 at 10:43 AM

While many golf courses themselves are struggling to stay open across the U.S. there’s a new golf company that seems to be booming and its next big market is Orlando. Topgolf is best understood as a mix of a driving range, a high-end bowling alley (like Kings Bowl, Lucky...

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Universal Studios Orlando raises parking fees to $20

Posted By on Tue, Oct 6, 2015 at 10:33 AM

'Tis the season for rising entertainment prices, as Universal Studios rings in Autumn with a $3 increase in parking fees. General parking costs have risen to $20 from $17, according to the Universal Orlando Resort website. Florida residents still receive free parking after 6 p.m., and parking is free...

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You can now own a large chunk of the Mills 50 neighborhood for $2.9 million

Posted By on Tue, Oct 6, 2015 at 9:30 AM

If you have the means, and you're itching to lord over Mils 50 with an iron fist, for a cool $2.9 million you can now purchase a significant chunk of real estate in the heart of one of Orlando's hippest and trendiest neighborhoods. A screamin' deal.  So, what does...

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Worth the Drive: III Points Festival in Miami

Posted By on Tue, Oct 6, 2015 at 9:00 AM

III Points Festival 5 p.m. Oct. 9-12, at Wynwood, Miami, iiipoints.com, $99 Drive time: approximately 3.5 hours Why: A better question would be why not? The lineup is absurdly enticing, featuring a gushworthy array of magnetic performers like King Krule, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Panda Bear, Toro y Moi, Run the...

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Random Encounter's 10th anniversary proves that nerds can party too (Backbooth)

Posted By on Mon, Oct 5, 2015 at 11:29 AM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND  The recent Random Encounter 10th anniversary show (Oct. 3, Backbooth) was proof that the nerd scene is a juggernaut in this city. The energized turnout made the affair less like a typical concert and more like a mini con – costumes, props, social awkwardness and all....

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Lee & Rick's Oyster Bar celebrates 65 years with 2-4-1 oyster buckets

Posted By on Mon, Oct 5, 2015 at 11:22 AM

One of Orlando's most venerated dive spots, Lee & Rick's Oyster Bar, is celebrating its 65th birthday this week, and to kick off the celebration, they'll be offering two-for-one buckets of shuck-your-own oysters 4-10 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 6-7. Those two buckets will cost you just $25.95. Sidle up...

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Disney 'leaks' dates for its new Star Wars event coming to Disney Hollywood Studios

Posted By on Mon, Oct 5, 2015 at 9:14 AM

We’ve known since D23 in August that Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be featuring a new Star Wars-themed festival in the coming months, and now, in what some are calling a "leak," Disney has revealed the dates. The Disney Parks Blog posted information regarding the upcoming Season of the Force...

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Danger! Danger! Electric Six amps up the crowd at Backbooth this week

Posted By on Mon, Oct 5, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Get ready for a stupid fun show at Backbooth this week when Detroit’s Electric Six brings their high-voltage set to town. The goofy snarl of absurd lyrics over genre-blending tunes like “It’s Horseshit!” off 2014’s Human Zoo almost distract from the new wave grooviness underlying them. It’ll be an entertaining...

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Maddey's Craft & Cru to open in Bumby Arcade

Posted By on Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 6:50 PM

Looks like Maddey's Craft & Cru, the long-awaited concept by talented local chef Jason Schofield (of the now-closed Wolfies Pizzamia and current This N That Eats), finally has a place to call home. Maddey's will move into the space previously occupied by Chicago's Stuffed Pizza on Church Street in...

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Libertarian Party of Florida chairman resigns, accuses candidate of goat sacrifice and eugenics

Posted By on Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 4:37 PM

The chairman of the Libertarian Party of Florida, Adrian Wyllie, resigned from his post this week because the party’s executive committee was unwilling to oppose the party’s only candidate for U.S. Senate, Augustus Sol Invictus, the News Service of Florida reports. According to the News Service, Augustus Sol Invictus...

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