Just two days after SeaWorld took out a full page ad in several prominent U.S. newspapers to try and quell the damage being done over the Blackfish backlash, a string of activists showed up to the park in Orlando to protest outside its gates. Guests driving into the park were met with people holdin ... More >>
A black bear decided that he too wanted to have some delicious cake, and a fun bag filled with dollar store yo-yos and Iron Man stickers, so he decided to crash a toddler's birthday party over the weekend. According to WKMG CBS News-6 in Orlando, the bear was spotted in the neighborhood for a few d ... More >>
Getting into a road rage fight can be a dangerous thing. You don't know what the person you're fighting with is capable of. They can come at you with an aluminum bat. Or a two-by-four. Or a tire iron. Or a gun. Or a sandwich.
The police t-shirt police were out in full force at the Universal Studios theme park in Orlando when they basically ruined a girl's sweet-sixteen when they kicked her and her family out of the park. The girl's father, it turns out, was wearing a t-shirt that said "Police" on it. And here's the SHO ... More >>
A massive riot broke out at Avon Park Youth Academy juvenile detention center on Saturday night. The riot, which sparked two fires, and caused hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage to several buildings throughout the facility, was apparently started over a couple of cups of soup, according to ... More >>
The usual tap takeover is when a brewery takes over all of the beer taps in a bar and calls it a day. A reverse tap take over is when South Florida's Craft Brewjas bring the masses to the taps. And that's exactly what's happening this Sunday when Orlando's Tap and Grind and the Craft Brewjas do th ... More >>
Rick Scott has signed a bill that will give parents of special needs students more say in their education. The law will take effect on Monday. This means that, come Monday, parents will have a greater say in how their special needs children's school curriculum is shaped.
A man shot and killed by an FBI agent in Orlando shortly before midnight Tuesday was apparently being questioned about the Boston Bombings. According to a report by Orlando's WFTV the suspect is 26-year old Ibragim Todashev. Todashev's friend told a WFTV reporter that he was getting ready to fly ... More >>
A man from Illinois was honeymooning with his new bride in Orlando when he allegedly decided to leave their honeymoon suite at the Omni Hotel in Champions Gate to go pay another woman for sex. The newlywed woman had noticed her man had gone missing and called the cops. She would soon learn that her ... More >>
Last week, we brought you the story of a guy named Johnnie Blade who was walking around dangerously waving a sword used by the Klingons in Star Trek. It was a wacky, humorous story, and no one got hurt in the end (except for maybe the feelings of a few Trek dorks who took offense to our lack of know ... More >>
In the gastropub world, a porky nod in the title tends to elicit feelings of excitement: The Ravenous Pig in Orlando, The Purple Pig in Chicago, Noble Pig Sandwiches in Austin, you get the picture. Hollywood just received it's newest porcine-inspired gastropub: The Tipsy Boar.The new spot, which ope ... More >>
So you got a hankerin' for a pulled pork sandwich and a beer and decide to take the wife and kids out for a bite at your favorite restaurant. And there you are, at Paddy Murphy's, munching on your sandwich, the kids eating their burgers, the Misses eating her pasta entree, when you look up an ... More >>
You would think this would be the one theme park that would allow -- even encourage -- arms. Because of God and guns and all. But... yea, no. Not the case.A New Jersey man was arrested Sunday for attempting to bring a gun inside the Holy Land Experience theme park in Orlando. The man was vacationin ... More >>
The Broward Commission has passed an ordinance to require gas station signs to advertise the highest prices they charge, not the lower, cash-only prices. That reminded us of an episode last year, when "the most expensive gas station in America," Sun Gas in Orlando, was fined $250 a day for not revea ... More >>
Norman Van Aken -- one of the Mango Gang, along with Douglas Rodriguez, Allen Susser, and Mark Militello -- has started a weekly column, Word on Food, over on the national food site Food Republic -- teasers, perhaps, for his upcoming cookbook, My Key West Kitchen.Currently he helms Norm ... More >>
Glimpses of the South Florida Scene is a column devoted to the artists thriving within Broward and Palm Beach counties featuring interviews with the folks making it happen. This week, Chrome Dick.It goes without saying, but "Chrome Dick" is a jarring phrase, image, and idea. The sounds Raphael Al ... More >>
Just last Thursday, County Grind attended a particularly wild concert that included some near-nudity, stage diving, and lots of masturbation chatter. The show was that of Machine Gun Kelly, the Cleveland rapper whose gift is his ability to spit out lyrics as fast as, well, a machine gun. After th ... More >>
ripleys.comWhatever that is, it's going to be made into wax.If you were in the Orlando area last week, you may have noticed that the most demonic-looking human being on Earth was also in town.Of course, we're talking about the "Mexican vampire woman" Maria Jose Cristerna, who went to the art depa ... More >>
herobuilders.comThe Sarah Palin doll with the schoolgirl getup.Republican Rep. Sandy Adams of Orlando is now a subject in a new collection of dolls called the "Lady Republican Series."Adams joins Sarah Palin, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, South Dakota Rep. Kristi Noem, New Hampshire Sen. Kelly ... More >>
OBSCENEOne time in first-grade art class, I said the word penis, or some approximation of it, to my classmate Will, who was a tattler. "I'm telling!" said Will, and suddenly I was at risk of having my blue ribbon taken away by my homeroom teacher. So, with some half-formed notion of self-respect, ... More >>
Dori Zinn Salad bars, dessert bars, and even all-you-can-eat sushi bars. But a hot sauce bar? Yes. It exists.
Dori Zinn While South Florida offers half a dozen different variations of fast-casual Mexican cuisine, how many of them have this?
Courtesy of 411-PAINChiropractor Robert Lewin founded the 411-PAIN network.The 1-800-411-PAIN Referral service is a network of chiropractors and lawyers that solicits clients who have been injured in car accidents. In October, a class-action lawsuit was filed against the Broward-based company, al ... More >>
John Heins, owner of Latin Burger and Taco, poses in front of his food truck.We interview new Steak954 chef Carlos Jorge. [Part 2]Thanksgiving might be over, but you can still recreate the best turkey ever with these steps.A Q&A with the author of a 101 Gluten-free Microwave Mug Cakes.Brew Ma ... More >>
The latest shot in our ongoing Burger Wars is chambered and ready to fire with the coming debut of Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries, set to open in November in Boca Raton's Shops at Boca Grove. The Maryland-based chain of patty purveyors, which seems to be a Five Guys-ish knockoff, has b ... More >>
Flickr: thelastminuteIf this boat's rockin', don't come knockin'.As Tiger Woods tunes up for the Masters, Mrs. Tiger Woods has left the couple's Orlando-area home for a trip to Palm Beach -- specifically, to hop aboard Privacy, the yacht docked there.Before leaving shore, Elin Nordegen had better ... More >>
FlickrThey all hate taxes, so why can't all tea partiers love one another? This week has revealed divisions within the tea party activist community of South Florida, and in Central Florida the infighting has spilled into the courts, where an Orlando radio host is being accused of "hijacking" the ... More >>
That's Cristian Oviedo and Liz Lira, who traveled from their home in Los Angeles to Dania Beach this weekend, where they were named the Salsa Champions of the World.The event, previously held in L.A. and at Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, was canceled in 2008 due to the economy. This year, the ... More >>
FlickrCanadian figure skater Patrick ChanA Canadian teenager who is among the leading contenders for an Olympic gold in men's figure skating has taken his practice regimen south. Patrick Chan, winner of the gold men in the Four Continents and Canadian Figure Skating Championships earlier this yea ... More >>