Flour-less chocolate cake with bittersweet ganache and cocoa nibs. 9” cake, $25.00.
Attention St. Pete folk! Dan is one of my favorite people in town and he makes incredibly delicious food. The good news for you is that NOW YOU CAN BUY IT. Click through and check out his Monday menus for the rest of the month as well as his order-ahead items. I don’t know about you, but I am super stoked on having chili for dinner on the 14th.
Brindle/white female pit/pit mix. Approx. 1 year old, very friendly.
Found at 7:45pm at 14th Ave N and 25th St N, St Petersburg, FL.
Was out walking the dogs last night and this super-friendly girl followed us home. No microchip, no collar.
I am unable to house a dog with that much energy, so she was surrenderd to:
Animal Emergency Clinic
3165 22nd Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
I will be making and posting flyers for the neighborhood tonight, but if any St Pete residents are missing their pooch, she’s okay, fed and being cared for unitl her people find her.
Yo St. Pete folk - anyone recognize this little girl?
I am not, have not been and never will be a Tampa Bay Rays fan but on Sept. 20th, when the team holds “Star Trek Night” and hands out these awesome t-shirts featuring a Borg-ified Joe Maddon, I might make an exception. Because resistance is futile.
Come to the dark side. We have rad shirts.
We did it, you guys! ‘Burg Books is officially a recipient of the first Awesome St. Pete grant! We’ll be teaming up with Community Writing Spaces to bring you more awesome than you’ll know how to handle.
Holy shit tonight was amazing. Thanks again to everyone, especially the trustees of Awesome St. Pete. I cannot wait to get this project off the ground.
My Antiwarpt schedule
I will be bouncing around between these shows, but if you are looking for me this is where I am sure to be found:
- 7:00-7:40 Local 662 for Kaleigh
- 8:00 - 8:40 State Theatre for Two Cow
- 9:00 - 9:45 Local 662 for Damion Suomi
- 10:30 - 11:20 Emerald for The Semis
- 12:00 - 1:35 State Theatre for Mountain Goats
Also let it be said that Antiwarpt is the best and if you know what’s good for you you’ll make plans to attend next year, because it has quickly become one of the best music festivals around.
Antiwarpt in T-2 days! Will I see you there?
Bid my mother to bear witness
Won’t be driven from my seat
I sally forth to fight, ‘cause man don’t live on bread alone.
(Stones - Damion Suomi and the Minor Prophets)
Hell yes. Damion Suomi an the Minor Prophets are a band you should be listening to. If you’re in the St. Pete area, come see them at Antiwarpt.
Amanda just sent me some more pictures from Gulfport. These are a few hours old.
Antiwarpt 2012 Lineup: It’s fucking RAD.
- Mountain Goats (only Florida show)
- Adrian Younge
- Two Cow Garage
- Jane Jane Pollock
- Have Gun, Will Travel
- Sleepy Vikings
- Mousefire [reunion]
- The Semis
- Damion Soumi & The Minor Prophets
- Le Blorr
- Set and Setting
- The Groves
- Greenland is Melting
- Dukes of Hillsborough
- Poetry n’ Lotion
- The Dead Popes
- Alias Punch
- Florida Night Heat
- Roadkill Ghost Choir
- Kaleigh Baker
- Car Bomb Driver
- Cats In The Basement
- November Foxtrot Whiskey
- The Gerry Williams Band
- Alexander & the Grapes
- Rec Center
- Andy Matchett & the Minks
- Lauris Vidal
- Infinite Groove Orchestra
- Jensen Serf Company
- Gentlemen Please
- Day Joy
- Will Quinlan
- Rebekah Pulley
- Wet Nurse
- Hunter & Avery
- The Jim Morey Band
- Deaf Poets
- Michael Parallax
- Zulu Wave
- Loud Valley
- The Wholetones
- The Equines
- Beach Day
- Laurel Canyon
- Y Los Dos Pistoles
- Soft Rock Renegades
- Fortune Howl
- Permanent Makeup
- Red Rockits
- Thee Wilt Chamberlain
- Feral Babies
- Woolly Bushmen
- The Rosewoods
- Zap Dragon & the Attack
- The Wallies
- The Black Roses
- Tidal Wave
- The Mother Machine
- Doll Parts
- The Send Offs
- Lights at Night
- Physical Plant
- Nothing In The Dark
- Erin Solari
- John Allen
Off to Snell Isle for some Sunday funday hijinks at Lil’s
Meet the 1st-Grade Reporters Who Staff the Manatee Messenger
When my colleague Mike Fritz and I headed down to St. Petersburg, Fla., recently, we knew we were going to see young journalists at work. It’s not too hard to imagine that middle school students with a bit of training can write for a newspaper or even shoot video; plenty of kids have cellphones with cameras these days. But birthing journalists from first grade? I couldn’t imagine how it was done — until we arrived at Melrose Elementary, a journalism magnet school.
On a cool April morning the first graders from Teresa Scott’s class silently make their way into a multimedia classroom where they gather once a week. The question “What is a reporter?” was written on the white board in the front of the room. Most seemed already to have the answer.
First up on the agenda: a bit of review. Journalism teachers Carol Blair and Cynthia Vickers began by reinforcing an earlier lesson. In unison, as if they were reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, the students and teachers said: “A good journalist uses their brain, eyes, ears, nose and mouth to ask the five W’s: who, what, when, where and why.”
FJP: The video is simultaneously adorable and an eerie sort of indoctrination but we’ll keep this light. Here are some delightful highlights from our archival exploration of the Manatee Messenger.
- Akerah Robinson and Adrianna Lewis (Fifth-Grade) report on student flexibility:
Omari Booker, a fifth- grader, is an unusually talented person. He can crack his wrist, wiggle his ears and rotate his eyeballs up inside his head, so all you can see is the white part. When asked about his talents, he said, “I don’t know how I do it. I guess I was just born this way.”
- Adriana Landes (Third-Grade) writes this bold letter to the editor:
I think we should have a chocolate fountain in the cafeteria so we can dip food in it and use it for a decoration. It would look pretty. The other thing we should change is to build a bigger and different playground. We need more room to play. When we play games now, we have to stay inside the edge of the playground where there is no equipment and there isn’t enough room to run.
- And this: First-graders hold a Press Conference with Coach Wong.
Somewhere down they line, these Manatee Messengers end up in middle school, where the questions they ask become more than just “what is your favorite thing to do on Saturday? Sleep, play or go to Busch Gardens?“
Check out this honest and striking video investigation, produced by eighth-grader De’Qonton Davis and his classmates at John Hopkins Middle School, on how neighborhood violence spills over to the classroom — a problem adults have been trying to deal with for years. More than 100 students were arrested in one year alone at John Hopkins, and these young journos decided to dig deep and investigate why. The video has already garnered local and national attention, but De’Qonton is still trying to get it to one person in particular…
I want the president to see what I could do and see what — what young kids can do, young black American kids. And I want them to know that somebody out there is trying to learn and trying to get their education right and be a good adult dad in a community when he grows up.
St. Pete FTW.
FYI to the local folk, I’ll be at the Pre-Heat Music Panels at Creative Loafing tomorrow before Tropical Heatwave.
You should come.