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Where They Eat: Loframes and Entre 2 Vins

I liken Franck Russo’s double life to the sweater that J-Fur is in the process of knitting. As it stands right now, the mustard color piece has a really long arm and one that is about bicep length. Total indie musician on one side, dinner date on the other. Franck spends his bicep length time producing music. After some successes on his own On The Fruit label and via Berlin’s Bpitch […]

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Click: Black and Vegan, Combating PMS, Dairy Free Illuminaties, Mint Chocolate Chia Parfaits, Bitches in the Hood and Other Items From This Past Week

Its bad enough that the Ivy League schools scheme about ways to rule politics, now (meaning for the last four years) they are doing the same thing to veganism. We’ve gotta watch out for those vegan illuminaties. Here are some other things to watch out for: Happenings: Its not easy being young, black and vegan Study Suggests Going Vegan Could Improve Productivity Best Vegan Cheesesteak Contest Running […]

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Food Flavored Artist: Black Honey’s “Madonna”

In religion and art and the world that combines the two, Madonna refers to a representation of Mary the mother of Jesus. Now Mary is a Saint. In fact, she is considered by many to be the most meritorious saint. But despite her high standing in religious circles, Mary sometimes winds up dancing on dusty dashboards or covered in elephant feces. That’s to say it isn’t all robes […]

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Where We Eat: Give & Grub Food Truck

Everyone knows that the more people that get involved in something, the more likely it is to be ruined. There’s even an ancient proverb that speaks directly to keeping collaborations to a minimum: “too many cooks spoil the broth”. I think it is time to mark that proverb with a big ol’ asterisk, one that is footnoted at the bottom with the words “the exception to this proverb is Tampa’s Give & Grub […]

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What’s Cooking With Guards! Guards!

Around these parts Sunday night is sacred. That’s the night that me and my semi-professional karaoke crew make their rounds. This Sunday we paid a visit to one of the most popular local stages and caught something truly amazing happening. Behind the microphone, in front of dozens of Tampanians, was none other than Rihanna. Her song of choice? Daft Punk’s “Pentatonix”. I left the karaoke club later that evening […]

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Listen: Musical Confrontations with BRUTALISM, herMajesty and Tired Lion

Friday night’s party definitely hit the shits when the fainting started because of the focaccia. Had we just a few more minutes to get things brewing, this is probably what you would’ve heard: Just the name BRUTALISM conjures up images of confrontation and punk rock. What it doesn’t conjure up is dancefloor-friendly electronics. BRUTALISM finds a way to combine punk ethos with dance music without totally making a mess […]

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Cook: Fire Extinguisher Focaccia

Friday night I was invited to this dinner party being hosted by two of my good friends from high school. They just happened to be in the Tampa area, visiting an aging relative, and decided that it would be the perfect time for us to get together and do some eating and catching up. The party was occurring right in the middle of a week-long gluten bender, where I made focaccia (or […]

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LSTN Cherry Troubadour Headphones

I hate to admit this being a music blogger and all but I’ve purchased my last seven pairs of headphones from a little display right by the checkout area at Sports Authority. It is here that the fabulous colors of Skullcandy earbuds are arranged neatly in a rainbow of wires. For a little more than ten bucks, I can purchase headphones that are perfectly fit for running. As far […]

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Click: Beyonce Delivers, Starbucks Going Coconut, Cardamom Creme Brûlée, I’m From Barcelona Returns, Pleather Sales are Booming and More Things That Came My Way This Week

Hello. I’m Tender Branson, and you are? I’m From Barcelona? Didn’t I used to know you back in 2012? Where have you guys been? Never mind. Let’s just get to your new music and all the other cool stuff that came my way this week: Happenings: Pleather..er…Vegan Leather Sales Are Booming Since the Name Change Starbucks is Going to Start Offering Coconut Milk for their drinks […]

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