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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times — and, yes, I did ‘out’ the new food critic

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Just another bad day for the St. Petersburg Times, which failed to convince a federal judge that the city of St. Petersburg new ban on street solicitation should be blocked while the mater winds its way through the courts.  Judge Lazzara said there was no question in his mind that the ordinance was content-neutral, narrowly tailored and that a significant government interest was at stake. The Times lost in court.  And it is also losing — badly, I might add —…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times — and, yes, I did ‘out’ the new food critic

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Just another bad day for the St. Petersburg Times, which failed to convince a federal judge that the city of St. Petersburg’s new ban on street solicitation should be blocked while the matter winds its way through the courts.  Judge Lazzara said there was no question in his mind that the ordinance was content-neutral, narrowly tailored and that a significant government interest was at stake. The Times lost in court.  And it is also losing — badly, I might add —…

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Wednesday is for Food and Wine

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Frank Bruni dishes on Nightline tonight. BayWalk’s Friday Night Wine and Music Series is still free and open to the public and (each guest’s first glass of wine is still compliments of Barefoot Wine and Bubbly), but now a $2 donation collected for a second or third glass will help make one terminally-ill child’s dream come true. On Friday, August 21, 5 to 8 p.m., enjoy the swinging sounds of the Tom Mullinix Jazz Band. All proceeds will benefit the…

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Daniel reaffirms its 4 stars

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Daniel, perhaps my favorite restaurant in the United States, was awarded four stars by the NYTimes Frank Bruni, a reaffirmation of its previous review. Keep in mind, there are just four restaurants in the entire city that hold this distinction, so this is a big deal in the restaurant world. “It’s for coddling…that lovers of fine dining turn to restaurants like Daniel, which safeguards a graciousness that deserves to survive any change in fashions and fortunes.” Unless you have eaten…

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