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  1. Review: Fodder & Shine is a faithful re-creation of Florida Cracker food

    Food & Dining


    Recipe for world domination: Start a successful restaurant. Once that's up and running, launch No. 2, often something more affordable and accessible so it builds customer base without stealing thunder from the flagship. Eventually, Vegas, Dubai and frozen entrees.

    Cornmeal, Chicken Fat Fried Chicken is accompanied by a side of no-flour skillet corn bread and tomato gravy and rice. Fodder & Shine does a fine job showcasing fresh and local ingredients.
  2. Spice up chili with real chile peppers, just in time for Super Bowl


    Chili can be a contentious topic. Not everyone agrees on the essential ingredients, such as whether beans are a must or ground beef is forbidden. Or whether a good chili absolutely needs to be made with real chiles instead of commercial chili powder. The ensuing debate can get heated. • Kind of like sports. …

    Clockwise from bottom left: Ancho, Guajillo, Arbol and Chipotle chiles.
  3. 'Birdman' tops SAG Awards; Redmayne upsets Keaton


    The backstage farce Birdman topped the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, winning best ensemble cast, even though its star, Micheal Keaton, was upset by Eddie Redmayne in the outstanding male actor category.

    Eddie Redmayne won the SAG award for best male actor in a motion picture for his role as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.
  4. Top MacDill enlisted leader, veteran of Mogadishu's 'Black Hawk Down' battle, to retire


    TAMPA — Chris Faris was wounded in Mogadishu in 1993 as a member of the elite Delta Force during the battle made famous in the book and film Black Hawk Down. And he has spent nearly six years deployed overseas since 2002, often while on secret missions in the world's most-dangerous places.

    Command Sgt. Maj. Chris Faris, right, the top enlisted leaders at U.S. Special Command shows Army veteran Charles "Clay" Claybaker and his wife, Kandice, the home renovated for them through Building Homes for Heroes in 2013. Sgt. Claybaker was severely wounded while in Afghanistan. Faris, a co-grand marshal of the Gasparilla parade, wants his legacy to be that of helping others.
  5. Sunday letters: Film subsidies a flop for taxpayers


    Hillsborough okays incentive for movie | Jan. 8

    At Koch Bros event, Rubio, Cruz, Paul show GOP's split on foreign policy

    Three senators, including Florida’s Marco Rubio, gave a preview Sunday of the coming Republican presidential primary debate exposing differences on foreign policy while holding the party line on taxes....


    NFL Mock Draft Monday: Jameis Winston? Marcus Mariota? Someone else?



    A gruesome garment featured on QVC sparked the world's most epic argument about the moon's merits as a star versus planet. The answer's up for debate, but most scientists say neither.

    QVC debate: Is the moon a star or planet?

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