Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Every Florida Shark Attack on One Map


To celebrate Shark Week the Sensarie team has put together an interactive map of recorded Florida shark attacks from the early 1900's to early 2016. 

The shark attack data was sourced from the Global Shark Attack File (GSAF), compiled by the Shark Research Institute. Attacks date from early 1900's to early 2016. The location of each attack is approximate and accuracy may vary.

Click on the shark to learn about each shark attack. 

View the map here:
http://www.sensarie.com/florida-shark-attacks.html  

Taco Window at Frontera Cocina Gives Good Taco

Officially the name of the restaurant that celebrated its grand opening Monday at Disney Springs is Frontera Cocina. 

That's the real name.

It's a new location of the 6-time-James-Beard-Award-winning Chef Rick Bayless' Mexican chain that opened its first location in the 1980s Chicago. 

It should be called The Taco Window. 

Don't want to sip $15 margaritas and soak in the blue ceiling lights in the blue hut (that's we're calling it) or pottery strewn walls near the bathrooms as chosen by Philadelphia-based firm Daroff Design Inc + DDI Architects, PC?

Go to the Taco Window, an outward-facing order spot connected right to the kitchen.

At The Taco Window, they offer a 3-for-$12 taco deal that is authentic, affordable and delicious. 

Guests can to-go order a small cardboard plate/bowl (blate? plowl?) of three authentic Mexican tacos made with tiny soft corn tortillas and filled with either pork or beef, topped with pickled onions and lime for twelve dollars.

We ate two helpings of these Taco Window tacos Monday night, but not on foot walking the dimly lit streets of Disney Springs. We at them on Frontera Cocina's back porch. We were told that we were the very first guests to do so. So there's that.

The way we got this honor was this. We showed up to the front entrance 10 minutes before Frontera closed (rude). A shockingly gorgeous, tall, tan, thick-haired Latin man with perfect teeth and a personality the size of a state welcome center ushered us into the restaurant, gave us a tour (a complete fact-filled tour) and fed us those Taco Window tacos on the back porch. That's when he revealed the only folks who'd eaten out there were the owners. And us. I felt special about that honor and the honor of his eyes that drilled holes in my soul and made it hard to not wrap my body around his 800 foot long torso and make him carry me to Mexico. 

And if you end up going to Frontera Cocina for their full sit-down meal experience, the area in which you should beg to sit (only if it's not too hot and only if it's nighttime) is the back porch.

The view you get on the back porch is the most picturesque in Disney Springs. The lightly-lit blue springs pool gurgles beneath your chairs and spreads to the opposite bank and underneath two foot bridges flanking your view. 

The wonderfully lit Morimoto looms large behind a few twinkle light-spattered mature trees. 

And speaking of Morimoto, after your Taco Window meal, go to the second floor of Morimoto and order the $15 Watermelon Vodka drink or their $6 jug of water. You get all the ambience of the restaurant and great drinks. 

Beef tacos inside corn tortillas topped with cheese (not authentic but tasty), onion, cilantro and lime

Pork tacos inside corn tortillas topped with pickled onions cilantro and lime. 

The Frontera Cocina back porch with views of the springs, Morimoto's lighting, twinkle lights and the two foot bridges. 

Drinks at the Morimoto upstairs bar. Go after 10pm and you've got the place to yourself. Warning: last call is 11:30pm.

The blue hut lit by a ceiling's worth of teensy Azul mood lights 

We'd like to ask 
Philadelphia-based firm Daroff Design Inc + DDI Architects, PC to lower this huge chandelier so diners can enjoy it without cracking their necks to see it. We know it might hide the mural (coming soon!) but we doubt the mural will outshine these tubular brown masses dangling from the pointy ceiling.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Audubon Park's O Stromboli Emergency Closure Reveals Problems


The Audubon Park Garden District Italian restaurant O Stromboli (Website) at 1803 E. Winter Park Road (MAP) has had some health department problems in June. 
  1. June 8th: Shut down by DBPR with an emergency closure notice when a routine inspection found 25 violations, 6 of which were high priority. 
  2. June 9th: a follow up inspection revealed 7 violations but they met inspections standards. 
  3. June 27th: two weeks later, 20 violations (6 high priority) were found during a routine inspection. 
A follow up inspection is required because of the June 27th inspection.


JUNE 8TH
Violation  Observation
36-40-5  Basic - Attached equipment soiled with accumulated dust, grease, or food debris. Fan above back dooe heavy greas build up **Warning**
14-01-4  Basic - Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food. Salad bar has a cup in it **Warning**
23-06-4  Basic - Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Pizza oven **Warning**
51-11-4  Basic - Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. **Warning**
14-09-4  Basic - Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable. Wooded cutting board and green cutting board **Warning**
35A-03-4  Basic - Dead roaches on premises. 4 dead roaches behind the salad cooler 3 dead in prep room **Warning**
36-71-4  Basic - Floor drains/drain covers heavily soiled. Hand sink at cooler door **Warning**
14-38-4  Basic - Food storage container/container lid cracked or broken.flour bin **Warning**
08B-38-4  Basic - Food stored on floor. **Warning**
10-08-4  Basic - Ice scoop handle in contact with ice. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
10-20-4  Basic - In-use tongs stored on equipment door handle between uses. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
22-19-4  Basic - Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris. **Warning**
14-67-4  Basic - Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. Sandwich cooler **Warning**
29-19-4  Basic - Standing water in floor drain/floor drain draining very slowly. At hand sink in front of cooler door **Warning**
14-17-4  Basic - Walk-in cooler/freezer shelves with rust that has pitted the surface. **Warning**
36-26-4  Basic - Wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area. **Warning**
08A-01-4  High Priority - Raw animal food stored over cooked food.shell eggs over pasta **Warning**
08A-10-4  High Priority - Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in reach-in freezer . Chicken over pototoes **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
35A-05-4  High Priority - Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 15 live at the hand sink operator removed a towel over a hose and exposed them. **Warning**
41-01-4  High Priority - Spray bottle with chemical/toxic substance stored near/on/above food preparation surface or food. Bar **Warning**
29-34-4  High Priority - Vacuum breaker missing at hose bibb or on fitting/splitter added to hose bibb. Outside **Warning**
29-42-4  High Priority - Vacuum breaker missing at mop sink faucet or on fitting/splitter added to hand sink faucet. Back door **Warning**
22-27-4  Intermediate - Food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. Interior of flour bin **Warning**
31A-03-4  Intermediate - Handwash sink not accessible for employee use due to items stored in the sink. Bar area **Warning**
14-77-5  Intermediate - Reach-in cooler not maintained in good repair. Do not store potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food in this unit until the unit is repaired. Sandwich cooler ambient temp 46° **Warning**



JUNE 9TH
Violation  Observation
14-09-4  Basic - - From inspection on 2016-06-08: Basic - Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable. Wooded cutting board and green cutting board **Warning** - From follow-up inspection on 2016-06-09: **Time Extended**
14-38-4  Basic - - From inspection on 2016-06-08: Basic - Food storage container/container lid cracked or broken.flour bin **Warning** - From follow-up inspection on 2016-06-09: **Time Extended**
14-67-4  Basic - - From inspection on 2016-06-08: Basic - Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. Sandwich cooler **Warning** - From follow-up inspection on 2016-06-09: **Time Extended**
29-19-4  Basic - - From inspection on 2016-06-08: Basic - Standing water in floor drain/floor drain draining very slowly. At hand sink in front of cooler door **Warning** - From follow-up inspection on 2016-06-09: **Time Extended**
14-17-4  Basic - - From inspection on 2016-06-08: Basic - Walk-in cooler/freezer shelves with rust that has pitted the surface. **Warning** - From follow-up inspection on 2016-06-09: **Time Extended**
29-34-4  High Priority - - From inspection on 2016-06-08: High Priority - Vacuum breaker missing at hose bibb or on fitting/splitter added to hose bibb. Outside **Warning** - From follow-up inspection on 2016-06-09: **Time Extended**
29-42-4  High Priority - - From inspection on 2016-06-08: High Priority - Vacuum breaker missing at mop sink faucet or on fitting/splitter added to hand sink faucet. Back door **Warning** - From follow-up inspection on 2016-06-09: **Time Extended**



JUNE 27TH
Violation  Observation
23-03-4  Basic - Build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. Between pizza oven and stove. Grease on piping suppression system. Bottom of slicer **Warning**
51-11-4  Basic - Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. Sever station. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
35A-03-4  Basic - Dead roaches on premises. 1 dead roach on wall by pizza oven at cook line 1 dead roach on wall under hand sink at ware wash area **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
13-03-4  Basic - Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation.cook. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
35B-01-4  Basic - Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside. In middle of door of kitchen exit. **Warning**
36-41-4  Basic - Fan cover in walk-in cooler/freezer has accumulation of dust or debris. Walk-in cooler. **Warning**
36-24-5  Basic - Hole in or other damage to wall. By hand sink in dish room. **Warning**
16-46-4  Basic - Old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning. **Warning**
14-33-4  Basic - Reach-in cooler shelves with rust that has pitted the surface. Numerous coolers. **Warning**
14-17-4  Basic - Walk-in cooler/freezer shelves with rust that has pitted the surface. Walk in cooler. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
36-27-5  Basic - Wall soiled with accumulated grease, food debris, and/or dust. Wall by flour bin in kitchen. Walk-in cooler walls by fan. **Warning**
03F-02-4  High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food identified in the written procedure as a food held using time as a public health control has no time marking and the time removed from temperature control cannot be determined. Pizza by the slice. **Warning**
02C-01-4  High Priority - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food marked with a date that exceeds 7 days after opening/preparation. Homemade meatballs made on 6/18 and stand-up cooler. **Warning**
01B-24-4  High Priority - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food not consumed/sold within 7 days after opening/preparation. See stop sale. Meatballs. **Warning**
35A-05-4  High Priority - Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 1 live roach on wall under cabinet above hand sink in server area **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
35A-23-4  High Priority - Roach excrement and/or droppings present. Droppings on wall by power box next to stand up cooler in kitchen **Warning**
29-42-4  High Priority - Vacuum breaker missing at mop sink faucet or on fitting/splitter added to mop sink faucet. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
02B-01-4  Intermediate - Menu does not identify which items contain raw or undercooked animal foods covered by the consumer advisory. Chaser salad dressing made with shelled egg yolk. Per owner **Warning**
16-35-4  Intermediate - No chlorine chemical test kit provided when using chlorine sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine. **Warning**

Emergency Closure Notice for Church Street Tavern in Downtown Orlando from DBPR

Photo Credit: Google Maps



Church Street Tavern (Website) at 120 W Church St, Orlando (MAP) received a "Facility Temporarily Closed" recommendation on June 9th by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. 

Operations were ordered stopped by the Sanitation and Safety Inspector until violations were corrected.

An emergency closure is not a disciplinary action, but rather an action taken to mitigate conditions that pose an elevated risk to the health, safety or welfare of the public or the establishment's employees. The licensee is closed until the conditions are corrected. 

You can read the full June 9th inspection here or view it below:

JUNE 9TH
Violation  Observation
36-57-4  Basic - Ceiling fan had accumulation of dust/debris. By flat grill **Warning**
36-36-4  Basic - Ceiling tile missing. Over prep table with slicer **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
35A-03-4  Basic - Dead roaches on premises. Observed 6 at wall behind rack of clean utensils 1 on floor under slicer table 1 on floor under reach in cooler a cross flat grill 3 under reach in cooler a cross soda storage 2 inside cabinet of soda storage 1 inside holster at bar **Warning**
35B-01-4  Basic - Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside. Dining area **Warning**
36-41-4  Basic - Fan cover in walk-in cooler/freezer has accumulation of dust or debris. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
36-24-5  Basic - Hole in or other damage to wall. Behind prep table with slicer. **Warning**
22-08-4  Basic - Interior of oven has heavy accumulation of black substance/grease/food debris. **Warning**
02D-01-5  Basic - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Flour and sugar **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
22-41-4  High Priority - Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Discontinue use of dishmachine for sanitizing and set up manual sanitization until dishmachine is repaired and sanitizing properly. Dish machine at bar **Warning**
35A-05-4  High Priority - Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed 1 inside container with ice scoop 1 at wall between walk in cooler and table with slicer 1 on floor behind trash can at cook line 1 inside cabinet of liquor at bar 1 at the edge of a beer bucket on floor in bar **Warning**
31B-02-4  Intermediate - No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. Hand sink at bar **Warning**
22-07-4  Intermediate - Slicer blade guard soiled with old food debris. **Warning**
22-01-4  Intermediate - Soda gun soiled. **Warning**


The inspectors returned the next day on June 10th and  despite it receiving a "Met Inspection Standards" comment, the restaurant received 7 more violations, a few of which were the same violations they'd received the day prior. You can read the full June 10th inspection here or view it below:

JUNE 10TH
Violation  Observation
36-57-4  Basic - - From inspection on 2016-06-09: Basic - Ceiling fan had accumulation of dust/debris. By flat grill **Warning** - From follow-up inspection on 2016-06-10: **Time Extended**
36-36-4  Basic - - From inspection on 2016-06-09: Basic - Ceiling tile missing. Over prep table with slicer **Repeat Violation** **Warning** - From follow-up inspection on 2016-06-10: **Time Extended**
36-41-4  Basic - - From inspection on 2016-06-09: Basic - Fan cover in walk-in cooler/freezer has accumulation of dust or debris. **Repeat Violation** **Warning** - From follow-up inspection on 2016-06-10: **Time Extended**
36-24-5  Basic - - From inspection on 2016-06-09: Basic - Hole in or other damage to wall. Behind prep table with slicer. **Warning** - From follow-up inspection on 2016-06-10: **Time Extended**
22-08-4  Basic - - From inspection on 2016-06-09: Basic - Interior of oven has heavy accumulation of black substance/grease/food debris. **Warning** - From follow-up inspection on 2016-06-10: **Time Extended**
22-41-4  High Priority - - From inspection on 2016-06-09: High Priority - Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Discontinue use of dishmachine for sanitizing and set up manual sanitization until dishmachine is repaired and sanitizing properly. Dish machine at bar **Warning** - From follow-up inspection on 2016-06-10: Dish company on call to come in next week. Facility to set up and use three bay sink until dish machine fixed **Time Extended**
22-07-4  Intermediate - - From inspection on 2016-06-09: Intermediate - Slicer blade guard soiled with old food debris. **Warning** - From follow-up inspection on 2016-06-10: **Time Extended**


The inspectors returned today on June 27th and despite it receiving a "Met Inspection Standards" comment, the restaurant has some of the same violation present on the two earlier inspections. This time it received 7 violations including 2 high priorities.  You can read the full June 27th inspection here or view it below:

JUNE 27TH
Violation  Observation
16-03-4  Basic - Accumulation of debris inside warewashing machine.
36-36-4  Basic - Ceiling tile missing. By fire system **Repeat Violation**
36-24-5  Basic - Hole in or other damage to wall. By walk in cooler **Repeat Violation**
05-09-4  Basic - No conspicuously located ambient air temperature thermometer in holding unit. Front reach in cooler
02C-01-4  High Priority - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food marked with a date that exceeds 7 days after opening/preparation. Multiple items in walk in cooler
01B-24-4  High Priority - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food not consumed/sold within 7 days after opening/preparation. See stop sale. Multiple items in walk in cooler
02C-03-4  Intermediate - Commercially processed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food opened and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked after opening. Milk in walk in cooler **Corrected On-Site**


In 2013 we told you the Pittsburgh-themed bar was opening. 

New Local Hot Dog Stand Fat One's Opening in August

Joey Fatone, former member of NSYNC, was always kind of chubby. Some fans gave him the nick name, based on his last name of Fatone, "the fat one." 

Fatone has stopped dancing and singing and is now parlaying his great sense of humor into a new venture: a hot dog stand. 

The hot dog stand will be called "Fat One's." The first location will open in The Florida Mall in the Food Pavilion in August 2016. 

Italian Ice will also be served.




Source: Orlando Business Journal

Source: Orlando Sentinel

New Orlando City Soccer Stadium Submits Master Signage Plan


Orlando City Soccer submitted an application requesting Final ARB approval for the Master Sign Plan for the Orlando City Soccer Stadium, as required by ARB. The plan will be reviewed also by the Planning Official and City Council as an ordinance for this Master Sign Plan [MSP]. The plan is establishing the location and square footage and allowable sign area for the stadium signage and future sponsorship signs. The “sponsorship” signs are place holders, as at this time, main sponsor and minor sponsors have not been identified. This is the same case for the Stadium Name sign, as it also has not been established. However, the overall design of the way-finding signs and stadium activity identifying signs have been established in the plan and will be installed, regardless of sponsorship. Monument way-finding signs have also been designed and located in this plan. 

Five main Stadium Name signs are proposed, all of them are high-rise signs. Two are located on the Church St. side of the stadium; one on the back of the large scoreboard and the second at the terminus of Parramore Ave. at Church Street There is one high-rise stadium name sign on each of the other three sides of the stadium. 

One large scoreboard/digital screen will be installed on the south side of the stadium and will be oriented towards the inside of the stadium. There is not a digital screen that face outward from the stadium but there is a large 1,900 s.f. Lions logo sign with stadium name sign on the rear of the scoreboard facing Church St. 

Additionally, there are four gate sponsor signs located above the entry gates into the stadium. There are also large Orlando City Sporting Club [OCSC] banner signs on every side of the stadium. 

Monument way-finding signs will be located perpendicular to the street, within the streetscape adjacent to the sta- dium for pedestrian and vehicular way-finding. These signs will range in height from approximately 10 to 12-feet tall and will be similar to the wayfinding signs located at the Amway Center and Camping World Stadium. 

There are also two areas identified as Parramore Heritage display areas; one on Church St. and the second adja- cent to the Pine St. entry on the east side of the stadium. Other ancillary signs will be installed, per the plans, to identify the gate entrances, service entrances, and ticket office location. 

The total sign area proposed on the stadium, as wayfinding signage totals 719 s.f.; The total stadium naming sign- age and sponsorship signage totals 3,376 s.f.; and the total brand pageantry and graphics, including the back side of the scoreboard and OCSO brand banners, totals 16,241 s.f. The combined total of all the proposed sign- age is 20, 346 s.f.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Permanent Pulse Tribute Space Sought by City of Orlando

The City of Orlando has announced that it's going to create a permanent tribute space to preserve the memory of those who lost their lives at Pulse nightclub. 

No timeline or location have been announced. 

The city will collect input from victims, families and the larger community about this permanent space. A committee will be formed to oversee the process. 

They've partners with the Orange County Regional History Center to store the objects left at the makeshift tributes around the city. 

The city has spoken with communities that have experienced an event similar to Pulse for advice. 

Friday, June 24, 2016

Video: First Responders Talk about Pulse Experiences

For the first time since the Pulse mass shooting, Orlando police officers are sharing their stories of pulling victims to safety during the blaze of gunfire.

When these OPD Officers arrived at the scene of the Pulse Nightclub shooting, they immediately went into rescue mode, pulling gravely injured people out of the club and putting them in the back of a pickup truck to shuttle them to the hospital.

They transported at least 20 people to the hospital that way. Many others were put into the backs of squad cars and driven the few long blocks to Orlando Regional Medical Center.


Minor League Baseball Returning to Central Florida in 2017

On Thursday, June 29th,  Osceola County Commissioners & staff will announce the return of Minor League baseball to Central Florida. The Brevard County Manatees, the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers (Website) in the Florida State League, are relocating to Osceola Heritage Stadium  at 631 Heritage Way, Kissimmee, FL 34743 (MAP) beginning Spring 2017.

Watch This: Orlando Dancers on Rooftops, in the Park and at Pulse Memorial Green in Moving Video

The video is by Tyler Garner and the choreography is by Kim Matovina. The dancers are Ayanna Adams, Delaney Blume, Ashley Kroft,Kim Matovina, Mark Rizo, Michael Sloan, Sawyer Smith, Chalice Streitman, Shelly Torres, Casey Tregeagle, Will Wimpish and Ariel Smith Whittington. The music is a song by Beyonce called Forward.

#OrlandoUnited Tribute Dance from Tyler Garner on Vimeo.