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The worst trend of the St. Pete mayoral campaign: Candidates as guest bartenders

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Of the numerous choices which could qualify as the worst trend developing out the St. Petersburg Mayoral Campaign, the worst has to be the idea of candidates doing their impression of Sam Malone. I count at least three candidates who have either been a “guest bartender” for a fundraiser or have led their supporters on a “pub crawl.” Another candidate hosted a major volunteer event at Push Ultra Lounge. And don’t forget one mayoral candidate owns his own restaurant, so…

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NYT on Sriracha: An All-American Sauce

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From the Editorial Notebook: I was disillusioned when I read in The Times that Sriracha sauce was invented in Los Angeles. I always assumed that the garlicky, tangy chili sauce I squirt with abandon on most of my food came from an exotic hamlet in Vietnam. Memories of prior disappointments came flooding back. As a teenager living in Mexico, I was sure Tabasco sauce was domestic. It’s hot. It shares a name with a big Mexican state. Depending on who…

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