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Archive for Friday, October 27, 2017

Spotlight: Swan Lake, Craft Fair, Veg Fest and Disney History

For those who arent celebrating Halloween do I have some cultural event gems for you! Set to Tchaikovskys powerful score, and based on the folk tale of a young princess transformed into a swan by a vengeful sorcerer, Orlando Ballets production of Swan Lake promises an enchanting look at the classic romance. Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 2 at Dr. Phillps in downtown Orlando. For info go to orlandoballet.org. More than 400 crafters and artists from across the country offer their finest work for sale during the Mount Dora Craft Fair Saturday and Sunday 9 to 5 in downtown Mount Dora. For details go to mountdoracraftfair.com The annual celebration of vegan and vegetarian living with a little bit of ...
Published in Spotlight, The Daily City

Spotlight: Mrs. Potato

I wonder what Mrs. Potato’s maiden name was. Does she call her kids tots? I’m also wondering if Mrs. Potato is Brazilian or Swiss? The Mrs. P in question has a small potatoria in south Orlando in the vicinity of Metro West. True to the name, Mrs. Potato serves mainly spuds, supplemented by a variety of meats, cheeses or combinations thereof. You can get them in the form of a boring, dull baked potato, or you can have the rosti type, which the website touts as “the original Brazilian style.” But technically speaking, rosti potatoes originated in Switzerland. If you saw them, however, you might think they were the product of Mel’s Diner, as they are essentially hash browns. Well, ...
Published in Scott Josephs Restaurant Guide, Spotlight



Intersection: Insurance Shopping, Pulse Memorial & Brundibar

Its been a rough ride for the Affordable Care Act this year. Attempts by the GOP led congress to repeal and replace Obamacare have failed but there have been changes, and premiums are going up. So what does that mean for consumers looking to buy health insurance with open enrollment around the corner?
Published in Intersection Podcast




A Weekend With 7 Vendors Of San Juan, Illustrated

After Hurricane Maria, a skeleton crew of artisans and sellers keep showing up in the city. They're driven by force of habit, tradition and a sliver of hope that things will return to normal.
Published in NPR News




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