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3 Daughters Brewing announce plans for fivefold production growth

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St. Petersburg-based 3 Daughters Brewing plans to more than quintuple its production capacity over the coming months. “Capacity tends to be a big issue for craft breweries and we wanted to ensure we wouldn’t face the challenges in filling our rapidly growing demand,” 3 Daughters Brewing owner Mike Harting said Monday. “This expansion will allow us to increase our capacity by more than five times what we have today and max out our 30 BBL brewhouse at 60,000 barrels per…

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Is the St. Pete Times’ Sandra Gadsden cribbing from ILovetheBurg.com?

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Of the many useless tits-on-a-bull there are at the St. Petersburg Times, few are less useful (or is it more useless?) than Neighborhood Times editor Sandra Gadsden, who I believe regularly cribs — without attribution — from local blogs and websites. Like many Times writers, Gadsden avoids criticism for this practice by simply “re-reporting” a story she originally read on a blog or website.  Here’s how it works, the reporter reads on a local website about a club or restaurant…

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Is the St. Pete Times’ Sandra Gadsden cribbing from ILovetheBurg.com?

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Of the many useless tits-on-a-bull there are at the St. Petersburg Times, few are less useful (or is it more useless?) than Neighborhood Times editor Sandra Gadsden, who I believe regularly cribs — without attribution — from local blogs and websites. Like many Times writers, Gadsden avoids criticism for this practice by simply “re-reporting” a story she originally read on a blog or website.  Here’s how it works, the reporter reads on a local website about a club or restaurant…

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Bill Dudley files for re-election for the St. Petersburg City Council

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The City of St. Petersburg’s next round of municipal elections isn’t scheduled for another 18 months, but incumbent Bill Dudley isn’t wasting any time waiting to launch his re–election campaign.  Dudley quiety filed for re–election with the City Clerk’s office on March 1.  First elected in 2007 after defeating Ed Montanari in an upset bid for the District 3 seat. Dudley’s tenure on the City Council may be best known not for anything Dudley himself has done, but for the fight that broke out after the City Council’s…

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Food and Wine Wednesday: Domenica Macchia moving to Bella Brava

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From the Mouth of Tampa Bay: Greg Pugh, owner of Diner 437 and Ringside Cafe, and chef Domenica Macchia will part company this next week when she leaves the diner to take a position at Bella Brava. Pugh is considering several exciting candidates for the chef position at Diner 437 and, as he says, “I want people in downtown St. Petersburg to walk in and say ‘Wow, how can they have this quality of food and this quality of service…

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