Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Sonoma Kitchen bought by RusTeak, now called The Stubborn Mule

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 8:11 PM

The space in Thornton Park formerly known as Sonoma Kitchen has been purchased by Jonathan Canonaco, owner of College Park gastro-bistro RusTeak. The new moniker: The Stubborn Mule, which we deem appropriate, considering the spaces in that block have been notoriously difficult to settle into for restaurateurs.  As the name...

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The Semoran Skateway is resurrecting Gay Skate nights

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 4:08 PM

The Semoran Skateway is resurrecting Gay Skate nights (a tradition that stretches back to the '70s) with the support of the Central Florida Softball League, to raise funds for OneOrlando and the Zebra Coalition. This Wednesday, August 10, from 7-10 pm, get ready to fall on your ass multiple times in...

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Grayson threatens reporter with arrest after questions on domestic abuse allegations

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 2:40 PM

U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson was caught on video threatening to call police on a Politico reporter who was asking him questions about a report where his ex-wife Lolita Grayson says she repeatedly went to law enforcement officials accusing the congressman of alleged domestic abuse over a two-decade period.  Politico released...

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We are(n't) the robots: Florida man isn't "Kraftwerk," just "David Sanborn"

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 2:40 PM

The power of belief is a funny thing, it can make us believe in gods, aliens, or even that a Lakeland man legally changed his name to "Kraftwerk."  David "Not Kraftwerk" Sanborn took the internet by storm last week with an album on Flickr called "Kraftwerk's Big Day", wherein he...

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Bernie Sanders visits Florida delegates, calls for party unity at Dem convention

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 2:16 PM

With Florida set to play a pivotal role in the November elections, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday paid a surprise visit to a breakfast for the state's delegation to the Democratic National Convention and made a pitch for party unity. Sanders' impromptu appearance came one day after some of...

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Cloak & Dapper will close Ivanhoe Village store

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 1:11 PM

High-end men's boutique Cloak & Dapper will soon be closing the doors of its brick and mortar Ivanhoe Village shop. As first reported by Bungalower, owner Calvin Cearley (who in 2012 modeled for the cover of our BITE magazine; see below) will now focus solely on online sales and pop-up projects.  Cearly...

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Eat This Now: The 'squoctopus' at Seito Sushi Baldwin Park

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 12:30 PM

Two weeks ago at Seito Sushi in Baldwin Park, we were lucky enough to be the guinea pigs for an exquisitely prepared cephalopodic composition courtesy executive chef Austin Boyd, one of our town's greatest talents. The description, like the dish itself, is a mouthful: ground octopus with purple rice and...

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Hardcore band 430 Steps to play Will's Pub tonight

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 12:15 PM

Orlando's 430 Steps play a brutal, no-frills, no-fuss hardcore, thankfully free of post-hardcore tricks, with just a touch of crossover. They play tonight at Will's Pub (if you want a live music experience that's a little more kinetic and speed-oriented than the Sleep show downtown) as part of a bill...

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Timucua White House resolves parking issues with City of Orlando

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 10:56 AM

As reported by the Daily City, the city of Orlando has entered into a long-term parking agreement with the Timucua Arts White House, effectively resolving the dispute with the city over parking in the neighborhood venue. Under this agreement, attendees of Timucua events may use the surface parking lot next...

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MTV's 'True Life' will debut episode on survivors of Pulse mass shooting

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 10:52 AM

MTV is debuting "True Life: We are Orlando" on Aug. 15 at 8 p.m. with an episode focusing on survivors of the mass shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse that killed 49 and injured 53.  MTV says in a news release that the show will center on four survivors...

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