Monday, January 26, 2015

Republican Senator (!) files medical marijuana bill in Tallahassee, the state freaks out

Posted By on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 3:53 PM

So, while we were typing, something amazing happened today. Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, filed a bill in the legislature to extend the legalization of medical marijuana from just the sad drawings of Charlotte's Web to a more comprehensive, THC-laced kind of healing for those in need of reprieve. The...

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COUNCIL WATCH!: Watching city government spend your money so you don't have to

Posted By on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 1:45 PM

Greetings and salutations, dear readers. It's time for another dive into the municipal money pool via your friends riding the beige dais until it can't be rode no more. Things we'll be paying attention to this week – besides the amazing hair of Regina Hill – include A 23RD AMENDMENT...

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

This Little Underground: Bruiser Queen, The Palmettes, Poster at St. Matthew's

Posted By on Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 2:12 PM

Mills Ave. new kid St Matthew’s Tavern has really blossomed into an authentic crossroads watering hole, and the positive musical upshot has been another venue for DIY shows. A recent punk show (Jan. 22) at the beer garden’s outdoor performance shed took nice advantage of a night unseasonably mild...

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Chipotle offers free entree of your choice

Posted By on Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 8:00 AM

The holiday season, with its rich gooey desserts and savory roast beasts, has come to a close. Time to pay the piper: If you've made a New Year’s resolution to weigh less (or just to eat less meat), Chipotle's got a deal you might want to try. Purchase a sofritas...

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Letters to a Satanist: If we're not a Judeo-Christian nation, where do our laws come from?

Posted By on Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 10:27 PM

If we are not a Judeo-Christian nation, then where do our laws come from? There is a clear lack of intellectual merit in the question that might ordinarily render it unworthy of response ... however, the inquiry now carries the weight of theatrical populist outrage – falling, as it...

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Disney ticket prices to increase again in February

Posted By on Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 10:14 PM

According to the theme park blogosphere, Walt Disney World guests should expect to see a small increase in the price of tickets beginning in February. Nobody seems to know exactly what the new price of tickets will be, but the new pricing is expected to be in place mid-month.  Disney...

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Jerry Lee Lewis' motorcycle sold for $350,000 at auction in Kissimmee today

Posted By on Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 9:45 PM

Today at the Mecum auto auction in Kissimmee, a 1959 Harley Davidson that belonged to legendary rocker Jerry Lee Lewis fetched a whopping $350,000. The bike was given to him by Harley as a gift (another was gifted to Elvis Presley_, and the 79-year-old Lewis posted to his Facebook...

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Swine & Sons offering Super Bowl Snack Pack to beat all snack packs

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 6:54 PM

The Super Bowl (and Puppy Bowl!) return on Sunday, Feb. 1, and there are parties scheduled all over town (see our Jan. 28 issue if you don't believe us). But what if you already have plans for the Super Bowl that involve a friend’s house, a big-screen TV and a group...

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Orlando one of four cities to receive state sales-tax dollars to pay for stadium-construction projects

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 6:16 PM

Florida's economic-development agency Friday gave support to four professional sports facilities that are seeking state sales-tax dollars to help pay for construction projects. It will now be up to members of the Joint Legislative Budget Commission to determine how the stadiums' requests should be ranked and if any money...

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BREAKING BAR NEWS: Owners of Bar-BQ-Bar and Planet Pizza join forces in Dive Bar space

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 4:45 PM

The ink is still drying and the details are scant, but Hurst Marshall (co-owner of Bar-BQ-Bar) and Frank Saljanin (of Planet Pizza) are joining forces for a new bar concept to take over the Dive Bar space (63 N. Orange Ave.). So far, they're staying mum on everything for now,...

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