Tuesday, May 31, 2016

11 photos from Seito Sushi Baldwin Park's stellar new omakase chef's table

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2016 at 8:25 PM

With their omakase chef's table at Seito Sushi in Baldwin Park, chef Austin Boyd and restaurateur Jason Chin have created one of the more superlative dining experiences in the city, and for $85 for a six-course meal – add $30 for wine/sake pairing – it's well worth it. Boyd showcased...

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I attended a wedding at MegaCon and it was as awesome as you'd think

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2016 at 2:46 PM

It’s not often you have a wedding that marries two members of the X-Men with the help of a super-villain officiator and a marching squadron of Stormtroopers. But that’s exactly what happened Saturday, May 28, inside the Orange County Convention Center during MegaCon 2016. Florida residents Brandon & Mandy decided to have their wedding...

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Winter Park Village Publix is expanding to include cooking school

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2016 at 2:42 PM

We've made no bones about how much we love the newly expanded Winter Park Village Publix. It has everything, really: a gelato counter, coffee bar, giant cheese section, bakery/pastry counter and so many prepared foods we'll never have to plan dinner again.  It's been so successful that tomorrow, June 1,...

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Zika has already caused a noticeable impact on tourism

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2016 at 2:32 PM

As mosquitos carrying the deadly Zika virus continue their slow march throughout Central and South America, we’re seeing some of the first major economic impacts from the virus. In the Caribbean, where the virus has been extremely widespread, the hotel industry is reporting a 3 percent drop in occupancy in...

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Old Town and Fun Spot announce partnership, details on $10 million upgrades

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2016 at 2:23 PM

Old Town, the retail and entertainment complex in Kissimmee famous for its car shows, revealed more details on the $10 million upgrades that were first announced last year. After filing for bankruptcy in 2013, the attraction on 192 was bought by the international tour company the Travel Corporation. While not...

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Ken Stringfellow of the Posies to play intimate Orlando show

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2016 at 1:18 PM

Ken Stringfellow of the Posies has just announced a rare Orlando appearance slated for this July. The show will be at Lil' Indies on Thursday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m., with support from local Tierney Tough. Tickets for the show are $15, with a potluck (?!) scheduled to kick off...

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Timucua White House back in business with avant-garde pianist Myra Melford

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2016 at 1:04 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND  Beautiful news to report: Despite the city permitting red-tape scare in April that threatened to put the kibosh on its operation, the one-of-a-kind cultural jewel that is the Timucua White House is back in the business of doing what it does like literally no other: giving Orlando...

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Universal Orlando raises ticket prices at gate

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2016 at 12:47 PM

Universal Orlando is increasing the price of one-day tickets sold at the gate during the park's "most popular times." The seasonal pricing strategy started Friday and increases the price of one-day tickets sold at the gate by $14 dollars. A one-day, park-to-park ticket at the gate will be $169 for...

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Florida wildlife staff prepare for possible bear hunt

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2016 at 12:16 PM

Wildlife officials will use input from an ongoing series of webinars to help make their case about how a black-bear hunt could be held later this year, even as many of the questions posed come from critics. No hunt has been approved, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission...

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Alan Grayson marries Dena Minning, who's running to replace him in Congress

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2016 at 10:29 AM

Dena Minning, a relatively obscure Democratic candidate for Florida's 9th Congressional District, became Dena Grayson this weekend after marrying U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, the incumbent currently in the seat she's seeking to hold.  There's nothing a little name recognition can't do for a candidate, and reporters were tipped off to the...

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