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• I’ll grant you that from the parking lot outside, the building that houses Taco Rio looks a little scary. But just go inside and, well, that looks a little scary, too. Taco Rio occupies one side of a small, neighborhood market in Winter Park’s Olympia Heights. Despite first impressions, and, OK, second impressions too, it is kempt, and the people operating the counter-service eatery were friendly and welcoming, and they made it clear that they appreciated my business. That goes a long way in my book. Read More »
• Growth and development are booming in Central Florida, and predicting how the area will grow is part of the job description for economic analysts like Hank Fishkind. So how does he figure it out? Read More »
• This is undoubtedly the largest sushi restaurant I’ve ever seen. Izziban Sushi & BBQ occupies a warehouse-sized building on the shore of Lake Barton, which lies between Semoran Boulevard and Orlando Executive Airport. Read More »
• New research says high school classes should start later than Orange County’s 7:15am to help combat dangerous sleep deprivation in teens. So Orange County School Board Chair Bill Sublette has proposed delaying high school start times by 45 minutes or so. The idea doesn’t seem popular with other board members, but Darryl Owens says it’s time to wake up to the benefits of Sublette’s proposal. Read More »
• At a time when so much of the news is dismal, and we’re all inundated with it thanks to ever-present social media, the consolations of art are more important than ever. But what to do when our artists refuse to soothe us with pretty pictures? This week, Orlando Museum of Art opens the second iteration of their Florida Prize in Contemporary Art. As it did last year, the invitational exhibition gathers 10 contemporary Florida artists to show their work; one will win a five-figure cash prize. But this year’s group is a more serious bunch. 2014’s show was a colorful riot throughout OMA’s galleries, and it was a lot of fun. The 2015 show – while no less visually delightful … Read More »
• The space that held Cricketers Arms didn’t sit empty too long after that British pub closed. It’s now called The Whiskey, and you’d be forgiven for thinking that any place with such a name is more about the drink than about the food. But based on my recent visit, that isn’t the case at all. Oh, it’s very serious about the drink part, especially with cocktails featuring the eponymous liquid. There is an interesting craft cocktail menu with some intriguing entries. I chose the one called the Devereaux that was sort of like a French 75 but with bourbon. Maybe a Kentucky 75? Burgers appear to be the food menu’s focal point, and I homed in on the one named … Read More »
• On Saturday airplanes pulling homophobic signs careen through the skies as thousands of gay people and their allies converge at the Magic Kingdom for Gay Days, an annual event held in June as a vacation celebration for the LGBT community. An estimated 50,000 red-shirted Gay Days attendees pack Walt Disney World’s original park and this is their 25th year so expect more red shirts and more airplanes! It’s a party! Smashington 2015 at Fashion Square Mall will showcase the Bloody Jug Band, the Groove Orient, funkUs, Madd Illz, American Party Machine at an all-day festival of music, live graffiti, b-boys and b-girls, rap battles, water gun fight tournament. Admission is not free but go anyway Saturday 2 to 8 at … Read More »