Friday, May 27, 2016

Libertarians see party's 'shining moment' in presidential race as convention gathers in Orlando

Posted By on Fri, May 27, 2016 at 4:44 PM

The Libertarian Party descended into Orlando’s tourism district Friday with a pretty optimistic tune as delegates set out to pick a presidential candidate to run against the Democratic and Republican nominees in November. What’s the joy in running a third-party candidate in a two-party system? Well, there’s not much, but...

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Updated: Ravenous Pig owners plan big announcement next week

Posted By on Fri, May 27, 2016 at 2:15 PM

Earlier we reported that the Ravenous Pig, one of the most highly lauded restaurants in Central Florida, if not the entire state, was set to move into the Cask & Larder space on Fairbanks Avenue. We said the move/merge was precipitated by an expiring lease on the Ravenous Pig's current location...

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Three Florida beaches named 'Best in America' by Dr. Beach

Posted By on Fri, May 27, 2016 at 2:13 PM

Three Florida beaches made the "2016 Top 10 Beaches" list by coastal science professor Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach. Siesta Beach in Sarasota was named America's second best beach, with Caladesi Island State Park, near Clearwater, coming in at nine. And, Grayton Beach State Park in Santa Rosa Beach coming...

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!!! dazzles as both themselves and a Stereolab tribute band (The Social)

Posted By on Fri, May 27, 2016 at 1:21 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND  When it comes to cover bands, there are bad ones – oh so many bad ones – and there are good ones. But great? The derivative nature of the very idea all but precludes such a laurel. Stereolad (May 26, The Social), however, may be the coolest...

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Someone tried to blow up Gilt Nightclub last night

Posted By on Fri, May 27, 2016 at 12:17 PM

Last night was indeed "lit" at Gilt Nightclub, but not in the good way. According to Fox35, the nightclub on Colonial Drive and Bennet Rd. was the target of an arson attempt.  Firefighters responded to what was originally thought to be a routine fire alarm at Gilt (which was closed...

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Watch these Special Operations troops stage a massive rescue operation in downtown Tampa

Posted By on Fri, May 27, 2016 at 11:27 AM

On Wednesday afternoon, Special Operations from all the world participated in a massive and rare show of force in downtown Tampa.  As you probably gathered from the video above, the casualty-free exercise involved rescuing Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn from a hostage situation on a yacht floating near the city's convention center. ...

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Marco Rubio just wants to go home

Posted By on Fri, May 27, 2016 at 10:52 AM

After losing every Florida county except Miami-Dade in the Republican presidential primary, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has said time and time again he just wants to go home.  "I'll be a private citizen in January," Florida's senator told reporters in March.  But his party and obvious GOP nominee Donald Trump,...

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Country 500 brings country legends like Willie Nelson to Daytona

Posted By on Fri, May 27, 2016 at 10:28 AM

Even though a certain other famous rock music festival held at a racetrack didn't end all that well (Google "Altamont Festival" for some light reading), that's no reason to shy away from this country juggernaut. Over Memorial Day weekend, you can hang out at the storied Daytona International Speedway and...

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Konbini BBQ pop-up this Sunday in the East End Market courtyard

Posted By on Fri, May 27, 2016 at 10:22 AM

Konbini, the Japanese-style convenience store run by the Kappo chef-owners in their old East End Market space, is throwing a holiday barbecue this weekend. Join them Sunday, May 29, from noon to 4 p.m. as they take over the East End Market courtyard to grill up and serve BBQ on...

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