Friday, June 23, 2017

Foxtail Coffee Co. to partner with DoveCote on their downtown coffee bar

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 9:02 AM

More great news for coffee lovers who live and/or work downtown: Foxtail Coffee Co.'s new location, in addition to their Winter Park flagship, will be inside DoveCote, the downtown French brasserie we named our Top Table of 2016. The restaurant already serves a lovely selection of pastries and coffee drinks from...

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Fringe hit 'Ominous George' gets encore performance at Maxine's on Shine this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 9:00 AM

We here at Orlando Weekly are among playwright-producer Steve Schneider’s greatest fans. Not just because he has staged Orlando Fringe hits like Escape From Baldwin Park and The Wait List Murders; not only because we stand in awe of his encyclopedic knowledge of KISS minutiae and grammatical rules; but –...

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Meet Puff, the shelter dog we hope will be a big loser soon

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 8:24 AM

Faithful readers of this site know that we publish galleries of adoptable cats and dogs from the Orange County Animal Shelter twice a week, thanks to the generosity of Pawsitive Pet Photography. A couple of weeks ago, one poor shelter dog in particular got quite a lot of attention....

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Tampa's Haves&Thirds plays shimmering instrumentals in disguise at the Falcon

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 8:00 AM

In a social media age of constant multi-platform transparency, mystique becomes an ever more rare and valuable commodity in arts and music. A notable exception to this saturation (in our own extended backyard, no less) is enigmatic Florida performing entity Haves&Thirds. The solo vehicle for Tampa-and-proud-of-it resident Todd Lynne, Haves&Thirds...

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This month's Southern Fried Sunday showcases some of the best roots music coming out of Florida

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 8:00 AM

This month’s Southern Fried Sunday outing has a particularly strong lineup, with blues duo the Prestage Brothers, one-man band Lauris Vidal, Tampa’s alt-country expansionists Have Gun Will Travel, and capital-S Southern rockers Prison Wine. It’s your chance to catch some of the best roots music coming out of Florida...

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TEDxOrlando streams its event this weekend for free

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 7:00 AM

What’s the next best thing to dressing up for a fancy TEDxOrlando event at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts? Watching it at home in your jammies with a plate of Froot Loops. TEDxOrlando sold out all its tickets to the event, but you can still watch along for free...

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Stuff yourself with all-you-can-eat crawfish at Ferg's Depot this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 7:00 AM

The old Church Street Station gets turned into a Louisianan bayou for Ferg Depot’s crawfish boil. Pick your all-you-can-eat (and/or drink) package and get to work pinching tails and sucking heads. A la carte options are available for anyone who can’t commit to eating and drinking for an entire afternoon....

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Federal probe into city of Tallahassee could complicate Gillum campaign for governor

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 5:50 AM

Federal investigators have subpoenaed records related to a Tallahassee city agency, raising a new challenge for Mayor Andrew Gillum's run for governor in 2018. The subpoenas, which were issued last week and first reported by the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper, ask for records related to about two-dozen individuals and companies, most...

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Suwannee Hulaween festival announces full lineup for 2017

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 5:09 PM

The popular Suwannee Hulaween music festival has announced the full lineup for this year's event and it's as "jam"-packed as you expect. The festival, now in its fifth year, promises to go all out. The acts announced as part of this year's lineup will no doubt be very good news...

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One of the nation's top restaurants is coming to Longwood

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 5:05 PM

If you place any credence in the oft-benighted opinions of unqualified users on crowd-sourced sites, Longwood is about to get one of the finest eateries in all the land. To be fair, Tampa's AJ's Press has dazzled many journos and food scribes as well with their pressed sandwiches, so it's...

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