Best Of 2019

Best Downtown Freakshow
Screenshot from YouTube

Easter Bunny throwdown on Orange Avenue

April 21, 2019

This year's Easter Sunday saw the bridging of two classic Orlando hallmarks: people in animal costumes and downtown what-the-fuckery. An argument between a homeless man and a woman on South Orange Avenue escalated to the point that punches were thrown, but no one expected a grown human being in an Easter Bunny costume to jump into the fray and start landing his own blows on the aggressive man. Thankfully, footage of the fracas – broken up quickly by OPD with no charges filed – made its way to social media, which means we can incorporate it into our own family Easter traditions.

Local Color: Best of Orlando 2019: The best in local media, radio shows, Instagram feeds, activists and more

Local Color: Best of Orlando 2019

Photo illustration by Adam McCabe

Local Color

Best Local Politician

1. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer

2. State Rep. Anna Eskamani, District 47

3. Orlando City Commissioner Patty Sheehan, District 4

Best Local Big Shot Who's Not an Elected Official

1. John Morgan

2. Scott Maxwell

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Best Local Charitable Group

1. Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, feedhopenow.org

2. Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, petallianceorlando.org

3. Pet Rescue by Judy, petrescuebyjudy.com

Best Local Activist Group

1. Zebra Coalition, zebrayouth.org

2. League of Women Voters of Orange County, lwvoc.org

3. Equality Florida, eqfl.org

Best Local Radio Show

1. "Johnny's House" – WXXL 106.7-FM

2. "Monsters in the Morning" – WTKS 104.1-FM

3. "The Jim Colbert Show" – WTKS 104.1-FM

Best Local Radio Station

1. WTKS 104.1-FM

2. WXXL 106.7-FM

3. WMFE 90.7-FM

Best Local TV Newsperson

1. Martha Sugalski, WFTV

2. Jorge Estevez, WFTV

3. Amy Kaufeldt, WOFL

Best Local Podcast

1. "A Mediocre Time With Tom and Dan," tomanddan.com

2. "Full Frontal Nerdity Show," twitter.com/FFNShow

3. "Scotch and Good Conversation," scotchandgoodconversation.com

Best Local Publication

1. Orlando Weekly

2. Orlando Sentinel

3. Bungalower "zine"