Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Reyes Mezcaleria and Dixie Dharma collaborate on a vegan chef's dinner in May

Posted By on Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 5:35 PM

Time to put down roots, Orlando! Next month, the culinary geniuses of Reyes Mezcaleria and Dixie Dharma will pool their powers for Rooted, "a plant-based chef collaboration." Chef Wendy Lopez (Reyes) and chef Shaun Noonan (Dixie Dharma) will join forces to serve a 100 percent vegan, six-course tasting menu...

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Florida lawmakers want to know why there still isn't funding for the Pulse memorial

Posted By on Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 4:12 PM

As the 2019 legislative session draws to a close, budget negotiations are on lawmakers' minds this week. But funding for a permanent memorial in honor of the 49 lives lost in the 2016 Pulse nightclub massacre has yet to be secured. In the Florida Senate budget, $245,000 was originally...

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Central Florida's Spook Hill is getting added to the National Register of Historic Places

Posted By on Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 3:36 PM

Ghost riding the whip has new meaning lately, but an OG Polk County ghost riding spot has just landed on the National Register of Historic Places. Spook Hill – where cars in neutral appear to roll uphill – was added to the list earlier this month, and it joins...

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Get a free giant chicken tender every day next week at The Coop

Posted By on Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 3:17 PM

To celebrate their fifth anniversary, The Coop is offering giant buttermilk chicken tenders for free next week to its first 50 customers. The Winter Park restaurant at 610 W. Morse Blvd. will be giving out the free tenders from Monday, April 29 to Friday, May 3, according to a press release....

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Whiskey Business offers a wide variety of scotch, rye, bourbon and entertainment at Cheyenne Saloon

Posted By on Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 2:24 PM

You’re a whiskey fan, eh? More of a rye sort of guy or gal than a wheat-based lover? Either way, that’s good, because Whiskey Business is bringing its unlimited whiskey samples once again to Cheyenne Saloon this week, from locally produced bourbons to single malts from Scotland, small batch...

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Florida lawmakers are about to pass a bill punishing local officials who don't cooperate with ICE

Posted By on Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 12:54 PM

The Republican-controlled House, for the fourth year in a row, is poised to pass legislation that would punish local officials who do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities. The House late Tuesday prepared the bill (HB 527) for passage, after a four-hour marathon discussion that included Democrats contending the...

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Andrew Gillum reaches settlement with Florida ethics officials over improper gifts

Posted By on Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 12:44 PM

Andrew Gillum, the 2018 Democratic candidate for Florida governor, has reached a settlement with the Florida Commission on Ethics over allegations he improperly accepted gifts from lobbyists, the Associated Press reports. The exact settlement agreement remains unknown. In January, the ethics panel said it had found probable cause to...

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Orlando Museum of Art explores the power of text as art in its latest after hours Night Shift party

Posted By on Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 12:35 PM

Orlando Museum of Art’s series of after-hours art parties, Night Shift, continues this month with a focus on text. Diverse performances, installations and activities highlight the artistic power of the printed word in an atmosphere that’s more like a really classy nightclub than a museum. (It’s still definitely a...

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Gov. Ron DeSantis sets May execution for Florida serial killer

Posted By on Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 12:33 PM

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed his first death warrant, with an execution scheduled May 23 for Tampa-area serial killer Robert Joseph Long, according to documents posted on the Florida Supreme Court website. Long was sentenced to death in the May 1984 murder of Michelle Simms after picking her...

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Bengali 600 brings in Le Montro to add some gloom to their Afrobeat residency at Iron Cow

Posted By on Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 12:31 PM

Bengali 600 – Orlando’s only regularly playing Afrobeat band – returns to the Iron Cow for their monthly residency this week. They’re bringing along newer band Le Montro, who aren’t even close to Afrobeat, but their moody, gothic aesthetic should provide a stark counterpoint to Bengali 600’s brassy rave-ups....

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