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Mardi Gras is not over yet. The party continues at Universal Orlando through April 18

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 2:14 pm

      By Peter Covino A&E Editor The party is over in New Orleans, but the Mardi Gras good times will keep on rolling at Universal Studios Orlando. The theme park’s annual event continues on select nights through April 18, with a parade, classic cuisine from Louisiana and headliner concerts. Next up concert-wise is the 1970s favorites, Heart. Heart performs Saturday night. In addition to the big name concerts,

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  • Gorillas you have missed: a new arrival at Busch Gardens

    Posted on February 19, 2015 at 4:58 pm

              There is a baby boom of sorts going on at Busch Gardens Tampa, as the theme park welcomed another endangered western lowland gorilla two weeks ago.  It is the second gorilla birth since December The female  was born on Feb. 6 at 8:30 p.m. and is being cared for by 27-year-old mother Mary. Guests will be able to see the baby gorilla on the Myombe

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  • New look, but the same great chicken. New Pollo Tropical bring changes to casual dining

    Posted on February 19, 2015 at 9:49 am

                    By Peter Covino A&E Editor Pollo Tropical has always been a favorite lunch stop, not only because of its affordability, but they really know how to make grilled chicken. The Caribbean-influenced restaurant is in the midst of some big changes, with a brand-new restaurant in Osceola County and a new look coming to existing restaurants, including the Vine Street restaurant in Kissimmee.

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  • Some real American Graffiti. A 1,000 mile walk to save America’s drive-in theaters

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 3:19 pm

        By Peter Covino A&E Editor Walking to New Jersey may not seem like a great idea, even in the springtime, but Rick Cohen is doing just that in the dead of winter. Cohen left Kissimmee about ten days ago, on a one-man mission to help save the American drive-in theater. The drive-in theater has been in decline for the past few decades, said Cohen, who owns and operates

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  • World Food Championships, a paradise for foodies, will launch a new era for the county

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 3:16 pm

          By Peter Covino A&E Editor Too many chefs may spoil the soup, but come November, a couple of hundred chefs will just mean something great is cooking in the kitchen. The World Food Championships had its first press event last week, after the initial announcement that the epic food event is moving here from its Las Vegas locale. The press event, just like the food championships itself,

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  • Pollo Tropical celebrates new look, new restaurants in Central Florida

    Posted on February 9, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor Pollo Tropical has been a Central Florida favorite dining spot for more than a decade, but a few months from now, you just might not recognize the place. All  Pollo Tropical  restaurants are getting a facelift inside and out, plus this Friday the casual Caribbean restaurant will open two new restaurants, including one in west Kissimmeee. Existing restaurants will be getting a new look, starting

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  • Dinner sounds good at Toby Keith’s. New restaurant/bar is also a live music venue

    Posted on February 4, 2015 at 11:03 am

              By Peter Covino A&E Editor Toby Keith is one of the biggest names in country music, with more than 40 million albums sold in a career that dates back to 1993. But you can also find his name in lights at one of the newest restaurant/bars in Central Florida, Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar & Grill. The establishment is one of the anchor restaurants

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