Central Florida’s Overheard: Food Games

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As we were pulling together our annual WAVE Awards issue we couldn’t help but notice that the owner of one of our multiple award-winning eateries is getting some national attention.

Pom Moongauklang of the delectable Pom Pom’s Teahouse and Sandwicheria in Orlando’s Milk District is going to appear on the Food Network series Guy’s Grocery Games starring Guy Fieri.

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10 Worst Costumes

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We asked 10 notable people in our readership what their worst Halloween costume was and why.

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2017 WAVE Awards Spotlight: Pom Pom’s Teahouse & Sandwicheria

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You may not know Pom, she of the echoing giggle and stern (yet affectionate) stare, but you’ve probably related to her at some point. For more than a decade now, Pom has been serving some of the best late-night fare imaginable to the Orlando –and now St. Petersburg – people of snackable hunger typically sandwiched between bread slices. She’s totally down with the cheap eats.

“It’s almost like a chef thing,” she adds. “A big misconception is that as chefs we go home and cook ourselves these elaborate meals. Actually, we probably ate frozen meals, Hungry Man, and that’s what we always did. We’d get our beers and eat sandwiches. So it’s kind of like an homage to that.”

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Overheard in Orlando: A chance to steal the Fringe Festival spotlight

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Friends come together
When word spread of Christopher Pruitt’s boating accident that severely injured his spine, Orlando’s LGBT community quickly banded together to help him with medical expenses. Pruitt, known for his avid pool playing skills in bars around Orlando, has friends in many areas and LGBT establishments On Sept. 18, Southern Nights kicked off the fundraising endeavors and Savoy and Stonewall Bar will follow suit on Sept. 26 and 27, respectively. The Parliament House is also in the charitable mood and will hold a fundraiser for him on Sept. 29. Last we heard, Pruitt was doing better and had regained movement in his arms. We wish him a speedy recovery.

The center of attention
Speaking of fundraising, The Center is getting a lot of attention by charitable souls these days. On Sept. 22, several local celebrities guest-barte4nded at Savoy to raise cash for the LGBT Center and on Sept. 17, the “gal with the balls,” Addison Taylor, hosted the popular Drag Queen Bingo. She is also set to guest host on Oct. 15. For those wanting to break out the black tie, prepare for The Center’s third annual Black and White Gala at the Orlando Museum of Art. Organizers say there are a number of announcements coming, including the reveal of the Center’s new executive director and other big changes.

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