Venice (Florida)

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    Fight To Legalize Beer Growlers and Beer Tastings in Florida Heads Back to Tallahassee

    Last year, an attempt to rewrite Florida law to legalize beer growlers went nowhere fast in the state legislature. But with the craft beer industry continuing to grow in Florida, lawmakers are going to give it another shot. This year, another related bill would also legalize beer tastings, which are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    Florida Beach Flasher Leaves Note Offering $200 If Women Let Him "Kiss Their Butt"

    Flashing your junk on a public beach is already a dubious way to attract the opposite sex, but a man on Florida's Space Coast has been taking that losing plan to the next level by leaving notes propositioning his victims. In one posted to Facebook, the man offers women "$200 ... if you let me kiss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    Florida Condo Association Allows Married Residents Only: Sorry Gays

    A condo association in Florida has found a way to keep out those pesky homosexuals and people shacking up in sin. It only allows single people or those who are legally married as "husband and wife" to buy in the neighborhood. The kicker: it's completely legal under Florida law.

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Florida City Officials Resign After Getting Caught Having Sex in a Car at a Park

    Until last month, 36-year-old Chad Minor was director of community development for Venice, Florida, a Gulf Coast town of just more than 20,000 people. Kellie Bricker, who is 41, worked for the same city as a planning coordinator, but both were forced to resign after they got caught getting it on in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2012

    Fang and South Florida Friends Destroyed Churchill's Pub, December 22

    Fang With No Fraud, Powerhouse, To Be Hated, Out of Sorts, and FWA Presented by Idle Hands Churchill's Pub, Miami Saturday, December 22, 2012 Better Than: An Xmas weekend spent with anything besides loud abrasive music and old friends, reminiscing about those who are no longer here, in a sea of col ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Miami Restaurant Openings & Closings, June 2012

    Miami Restaurant Openings & Closings May, 2012And so it came to pass that in the month of June, in the year of 2012, The Bazaar by José Andrés finally opened in the SLS Hotel South Beach. And with it, the also-heralded (if less so) Katsuya by Starck.After numerous permit delays, Macchialina Ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Some Republican Women Resent Latest Anti-Abortion Ultrasound Bill

    ​Despite the fact the Republican-controlled Florida legislature has had to deal with a myriad of issues, including the economy, immigration, education and a crackdown on Florida's deadly prescription pain pill problem, the legislators still found time to carve out a new round of anti-abortion meas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Florida Woman Battles Illegal Nude Beach with Stack of Flyers

    ​Elsa Dempsey has seen a penis and she will never be the same. One day while taking a walk down a remote area of Venice, Florida's Caspersen beach she encountered a man swimming in the water completely nude. She was so startled by the site of a stranger's junk she's now embarked a one-woman campai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Blast From the Past: Gotohells - Six Packs & Race Tracks

    Gotohells Six Packs & Race Tracks (Stiff Pole Records) In honor of Richard "Big Stiff" Konwinski, who passed this past July in Tampa, I'll be juggling between the County Grind and Crossfade blogs doing my Blast From the Past thing on the record label that he founded, Stiff Pole Records, that, i ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 3, 2004

    Russian Mob

    Big, big Brisa Bistro is off to a decent start