Wednesday, November 22, 2017

If you burn the turkey, get a free Thanksgiving dinner at Deadly Sins

Posted By on Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 12:00 PM

What pairs well with turkey? A sweet orange-grapefruit-and-lemon IPA, of course. This Thanksgiving, give thanks to the beer gods for Deadly Sins Brewing's turkey day celebration. The brewing company will host a free family-friendly Thanksgiving dinner from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23. The dinner is ideal for those who don't...

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17 free shows happening in Orlando this week

Posted By on Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 11:47 AM

Wednesday, Nov. 22 Eugene Snowden's Ten Pints of Truth 10 pm at Lil Indies, 1036 N. Mills Ave. Reggae Night with Hor!zen and DJ Red I 10 pm at the Caboose, 1827 N. Orange Ave. Thursday, Nov. 23 Thursday Jazz Jams 8 pm at Austin's Coffee, 929 W. Fairbanks Ave.,...

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Southern Nights has all-you-can-drink specials for Thanksgiving night

Posted By on Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 10:49 AM

Southern Nights hosts a Thanksgiving night party that invites you to “come get stuffed.” Take that as you will, but we’re assuming they meant “stuffed with booze.” How else to explain the ridiculous all-you-can-drink specials, ranging from $10-$25, depending on how fancy you like your liquor. Stop by the theater...

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Dirty Laundry hosts third annual Number of the Feast post-Thanksgiving metal meetup

Posted By on Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 10:41 AM

The third iteration of the annual Number of the Feast Thanksgiving afterparty promises $2 PBR tallboys and $3 Wild Turkey nibblers. But more importantly, it’s one of the few times you’ll find an ostensibly holiday-related party with a soundtrack that avoids the usual holiday clichés. Mingle on the patio to...

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Turkey Trot 5K at Lake Eola puts runners in calorie deficit before Thanksgiving dinner

Posted By on Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 10:14 AM

Before gorging yourself on a hearty Thanksgiving meal, take part in an active charity benefit that reminds you of the true spirit of the holiday season. Seniors First hosts its Turkey Trot 2017 5K at Lake Eola on Thursday, with a goal of raising $150,000 to help the elderly....

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Judge says UCF was 'biased' toward Spectra in concessions contract

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 8:49 PM

Pointing to bias in the selection process, an administrative law judge Tuesday called for the University of Central Florida to scrap a plan to award a 10-year contract for providing concessions at athletic facilities. Judge John D.C. Newton, in a 53-page decision, sided with the firm Centerplate, which challenged a...

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Good gravy! Five gravy recipes to wake up your Thanksgiving plate

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 6:30 PM

New York Times food writer Julia Moskin once wrote: "To many Americans, gravy without mashed potatoes is like jam without toast: a condiment with no consequence" and yes, it was in 2013 but … Ahem. NO. Gravy is practically the whole point of Thanksgiving, and (at least on my family's plates)...

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Aramis Ayala, Rick Scott bicker over who missed deadlines for death penalty case

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 5:11 PM

Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala and Gov. Rick Scott are quarreling over whose office is responsible for missing a deadline in a death-penalty case. Scott and Ayala have been in a public feud since Ayala declared in March that her administration wouldn't be pursuing capital punishment for any cases during...

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Trump's Thanksgiving at Mar-a-Lago will include this ad about his approval ratings

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 3:10 PM

President Donald Trump's regular dose of Fox & Friends will be tainted this Thanksgiving week with reminders about his historically low approval ratings. The women's advocacy group UltraViolet says it's targeting Trump during his vacation at the Mar-a-Lago, his Florida resort in Palm Beach, with "More Popular Than Trump"...

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Despite legal challenge, state moves to outsource medical pot ID cards

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 3:02 PM

After hearing a litany of complaints from lawmakers, state health officials are moving forward with a contested contract to process medical-marijuana patient identification cards. State Surgeon General Celeste Philip signed a contract with Jacksonville-based Veritec LLC on Wednesday, citing emergency powers “to avoid an immediate and serious danger to public...

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