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Archive for Friday, June 24, 2016

Spotlight: Peppy Bistro In College Park

It could be peppier. The Peppy Bistro has taken over the College Park space that for several years was the Mexican restaurant Paxia. And just to clear things up right away, the name does not connote an emotion but rather the name of the owner, Jerry Peppy. It wants to be known as a fusion restaurant but weve discussed this before and I wont go into it again. Suffice to say that it has Italian, Mediterranean and American dishes with a fajita thrown in for good measure and none of it fused. Things started well with an appetizer of fried Calamari. The breading was light and crisped and the squid rings and squidlets were mostly tender. The Peppy Meatball appetizer ...
Published in Scott Josephs Restaurant Guide, Spotlight

Intersection: Rubio’s Back, Dem’s Sit In & Pulse Raises Funds

The weeks of mourning and mobilizing in Orlando are giving way to long-term discussions regarding gun legislation and the effectiveness of the FBI and Orlando Police Department. Then, the alliance between members of various minority communities - more specifically Latinos and the LGBT. Is this something new? Will the tragedy, in a way, help bridge the gap of LGBT acceptance in the Latino community? And, Marco Rubio announced on his website on Wednesday that he will be seeking re-election after all. Will his sudden change of heart score against him and does it even matter?
Published in Central Florida News, Intersection

Lucky’s, Raiders and Food Swap

Luckys Market has opened and you must go see it. Luckys is called a mix between the quality of a Whole Foods and the prices of a Trader Joes. Luckys Market is at the corner of Colonial and Alafaya. Im going there as soon as I get out of this sweaty radio studio. In 1982, three 11-year-old friends from Ocean Springs, Mississippi, did the impossible and filmed a shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Now you can see this kooky masterpiece as part of a documentary about the three kids now adults called Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made. Its showing in Orlando all weekend at enzian movie theatre. For more info go to ...
Published in Commentaries, Spotlight, The Daily City