Monday, August 6, 2018

4 Rivers will debut a new food truck in Disney Springs, and it sells a 'Taco Cone'

Posted By on Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 4:21 PM

It was only a matter of time before a 4 Rivers Smokehouse location opened at a Disney property. Announced today, 4 Rivers will launch a new specialty food truck in Disney Springs. Though no exact opening date has been issued, the 4R Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck will debut in the Marketplace...

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Al Sharpton and Trayvon Martin's family were among those rallying against 'stand your ground' in Clearwater

Posted By on Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 2:42 PM

Led by civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton, activists rallied in Clearwater over the weekend to protest Florida's "stand your ground" law. The rally followed the fatal shooting of an African American man named Markeis McGlockton, who was murdered outside a convenience store after an argument over a handicapped parking...

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Grape & the Grain Wine Bar is throwing a grand opening party Aug. 23

Posted By on Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 2:36 PM

Grape & The Grain Wine Bar, a new spot for wine-os and beer heads in the Mills50 District, is hosting their official grand opening at the end of the month. On Thursday, August 23, Grape & The Grain's "Summer Wine Down" will allow guests to sip craft beers and international...

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Bob Dylan is coming to Orlando in October

Posted By on Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 2:27 PM

The legendary Bob Dylan - a performer who doesn't need our paltry introductions -  has announced an Orlando show set for right around Halloween, as part of a lengthy North American jaunt. Bob Dylan plays the Walt Disney Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center on Friday, Oct. 26 at 8...

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A new seafood restaurant and a Sephora are coming to the Waterford Lakes Town Center

Posted By on Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 1:17 PM

The ever-expanding Waterford Lakes Town Center is awaiting the opening of a new seafood eatery, a Sephora and an eyelash studio. Slapfish, opening in late 2018, describes itself as a casual American seafood restaurant with Southern Cali flair. There are currently a dozen locations scattered across the U.S., but...

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Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda to play solo in Orlando this October

Posted By on Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 1:05 PM

Linkin Park''s Mike Shinoda has been named to be the headliner of this year's Monster Energy Outbreak Tour set for this autumn. This will be Shinoda's first U.S. solo tour, so expectations are high. Shinoda will be touring behind his new solo album, Post Traumatic. Mike Shinoda brings the...

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Band of the Week: A Place Beyond Giants

Posted By on Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 12:49 PM

Welcome to Orlando Weekly's "Band of the Week." Every week, we highlight one of our favorite local bands. This week, we're pleased to bring you A Place Beyond Giants. A Place Beyond Giants is playing their album release show on Aug. 10 at Henao Contemporary Center. Just the facts:...

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GoFundMe setup for Central Florida military family torn apart by Trump's 'zero-tolerance' immigration policies

Posted By on Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 12:34 PM

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help a Polk County military family who has called Florida home for nearly 20 years stay connected after the mother self-deported last week. Despite efforts from U.S. Rep. Darren Soto and a team of immigration lawyers, last Friday, Alejandra Juárez volunteered to deport...

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Melrose in the Mix at Orlando Public Library offers one of the city's most engaging live-music experiences

Posted By on Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 12:01 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Terri Binion, Melrose in the Mix, Aug. 5 Of course, local Americana diamond Terri Binion was good. That’s a given, not a revelation. What was, however, is the event and milieu in which she recently performed. Generally speaking, the public library is an undervalued community asset....

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Florida students get boost from changes in Bright Futures scholarships

Posted By on Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 11:43 AM

Florida “medallion scholars” will be among the biggest beneficiaries this academic year of the state’s efforts to expand financial aid for university and state college students. As students enroll for their fall classes this month, the projected 46,000 medallion scholars will have their Bright Futures scholarships increased to cover 75...

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