Friday, April 28, 2017

'Shark Tank' winners Bantam Bagels now available at Starbucks

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 11:56 AM

Let me just preface this by saying that Bantam Bagels did not invent the cream-cheese-stuffed mini "bagel bomb." Christina Tosi, the sugar savant behind Momofuku Milk Bar, starting making these little stuffed puffs in the late 2000s, when David Chang's empire was but a small blossom. Since then, a company...

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New downtown Irish pub celebrates grand opening tonight with open bar

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 11:51 AM

Arguably the best way to debut a new watering hole in downtown Orlando is with an open bar, which is exactly what Irish Shannon's Local Pub (41 W. Church St.) is doing this evening. The new Irish pub will host their grand-opening party at 10 p.m, with live music and...

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Very good boy barks at Florida gator

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 11:15 AM

This very good boy isn't afraid to show a measly gator who's boss. Land O' Lakes resident John Sivula told WFTS that he returned home on Wednesday, April 26, to find a trapper wrestling a gator out of his yard. His dog was particularly displeased by the reptilian visitor. According...

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With time running out, Florida lawmakers begin budget talks

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 10:45 AM

With time running out to avoid a special session, legislative leaders agreed Thursday to the outlines of a nearly $83 billion budget and began negotiations aimed at hammering out details of the spending plan before a Tuesday deadline. The deal will likely allow the session to end May 5, as...

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Maitland conducts interim review of Enzian Theater’s expansion plan

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 10:40 AM

The Maitland Development Review Committee conducted an interim review of the Enzian Theater’s expansion plan Thursday at Maitland City Hall, discussing topics such as parking, landscaping and signage but not passing judgment on the plan itself. This review was “not meant to be a recommendation meeting,” according to the agenda...

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Florida student suspended for posting 'Slaves for Sale' Craigslist ad

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 10:37 AM

In a horrible display of racism, one Florida high school student has been suspended after posting an ad online calling two of his black classmates "slaves." According to WJXT, the school district has confirmed that a senior who attends Fleming Island High School in Clay County near Jacksonville, posted a Craigslist...

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Burden of proof changes to 'Stand Your Ground' laws still in limbo

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 10:07 AM

High noon is approaching in a standoff over part of a controversial bill dealing with "stand your ground" self-defense cases. The House and Senate have both backed passing a bill that would shift a key burden of proof in "stand your ground" cases, but they have taken different stances on...

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Escape returns to Backbooth with a dreamy theme this week

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 9:00 AM

This month’s theme at the area’s biggest monthly fetishwear party invites attendees to dress in their favorite “Dreamland” costumes. Think Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, or anything else that the phrase “it was all a dream” might pop up in. You’ll be our hero if you manage to pull...

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The Delusionaires return for one night of sweaty, sleazy garage rock at Will's Pub

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 8:30 AM

The Delusionaires haven’t been a regular thing this decade since life geographically scattered its members. But in the early 2000s, this wild instrumental band was responsible for much of the sleaze and color oozing from Orlando’s underbelly. Musically, they’re as loose as the women they covet, smearing a grease slick...

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Straight-edge hardcore reunion act Judge come to Backbooth to get in your face

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 8:30 AM

Straight-edge hardcore has never lent itself to half-measures or ironic stances, and New Yorkers Judge were about as hardline as you could get in the late ’80s. Formed by Mike Judge and Porcell after leaving Youth of Today in 1987, Judge was a far heavier, blunter and more confrontational proposition....

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