Sunday, July 08, 2018

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Steve Ditko, comic-book artist who helped create Spider-Man, dies at 90

Steve Ditko, comic-book artist who helped create Spider-Man, dies at 90

Steve Ditko, a comic-book artist best known for his role in creating Spider-Man, one of the most successful superhero properties ever, was found dead June 29 in his Manhattan apartment. He was 90.The death was confirmed by Officer George Tsourovakas,...
Published: 07/07/18
How to drink tequila and mezcal like a grown-up

How to drink tequila and mezcal like a grown-up

There’s something about tequila that activates the revelry gland, whatever part of the American brain it is that responds to a bottle of Cuervo by bawling "PAAAAARRRTY!"No one bawls "PAAAAARRRTY!" when they see a bottle of Glenlivet.Is it some dorman...
Published: 07/07/18
Is Publix fried chicken the best fried chicken? Let's discuss.

Is Publix fried chicken the best fried chicken? Let's discuss.

Happy Fried Chicken Day. Yes, it’s a thing. Just like there’s a Cow Appreciation Day (July 10) and a Have a Party with your Bear Day (Nov. 16) and a Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day (April 12). It’s a little ridiculous, we know. But on...
Published: 07/06/18
Restaurant openings: The Donut Experiment, Oak and Stone, new offerings at Disney Springs

Restaurant openings: The Donut Experiment, Oak and Stone, new offerings at Disney Springs

NOW OPEN: DONUT EXPERIMENTDebbie Waldecker has just opened the Donut Experiment in Indian Shores. Things start with a fresh-made, warm cake doughnut and then you pick from a huge selection of icings and toppings. Yours can be as simple as plain or gl...
Published: 07/05/18
Updated: 07/06/18
Give vegetables a starring role in grilled kebabs

Give vegetables a starring role in grilled kebabs

America’s Test KitchenWhen it comes to grilled kebabs, vegetables are often an afterthought, typically used as a filler on meat-heavy skewers. But this treatment often leads to mushy, burnt vegetables with no flavor of their own. We wanted to create ...
Published: 07/06/18
Quench your thirst with a Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie

Quench your thirst with a Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie

By Katie WorkmanHoly mother of summer, it’s gotten hot. My dog is sleeping in our shower because the tiles are cool. I’m testing recipes in the morning because I don’t want my oven cranking all afternoon. And (this is how I know it’s really hot), I m...
Published: 07/06/18
Local craft beer of the week: Apricot Peach Ale, Dunedin Brewery

Local craft beer of the week: Apricot Peach Ale, Dunedin Brewery

Part of being "Florida’s oldest craft brewery" means laying claim to one of the state’s oldest craft brews. It doesn’t matter your preference — if you’ve been drinking beer long enough in Florida, you’ve had Dunedin Brewery’s Apricot Peach Ale. It ma...
Published: 07/05/18
Bar review: Ballpark & Rec ups the Trop’s bar game

Bar review: Ballpark & Rec ups the Trop’s bar game

When I was a kid, my dad took me to an Oakland A’s game and I managed to catch Jose Canseco coming out of the locker room, toweling off from a shower. In retrospect, I’m not sure how I ended up in a position to catch my favorite player outside of an ...
Published: 07/05/18
This week’s concerts: Chris Brown, 3 Doors Down, Erasure and more

This week’s concerts: Chris Brown, 3 Doors Down, Erasure and more

THIS GUY AGAIN: CHRIS BROWNChris Brown is in town Friday, so it’s time to start guessing what sort of trouble he’ll get into. A scuffle with a photographer? It’s happened at least twice in Tampa Bay alone, including last April at a club near Amalie A...
Published: 07/05/18
Cute and creepy art dolls live at Florida CraftArt and a summertime show round up

Cute and creepy art dolls live at Florida CraftArt and a summertime show round up

CREEPY-CUTE: DOLLS AND WHERE THEY LIVEDolls are one of those really divisive things; some folks are completely enchanted by them while others find them bone-chillingly creepy. An exhibition of imaginative artist-made dolls at Florida CraftArt, Dolls ...
Published: 07/05/18