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October 15th, 2013 – Haribo Candies

by on Oct.15, 2013, under Florida Restaurants

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Sorry to learn of the death of the owner of Haribo candies, Hans Riegel at 90. Happened to pick up a load of Haribo gummies earlier today in Sanford at Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe’s retail German store.

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June 5th, 2011 – Terrific Times at Tarpon Springs!

by on Jun.08, 2011, under Cartooning, Florida Attractions, Florida History!, Florida Restaurants, Sketchbook

Terisa Glover and I had a blast in Tarpon Springs Sunday while doing research for an upcoming Swampy’s Florida coloring book. Above and below are a couple sketches done during the trip. Unfortunately, a trip to Ozona, Florida found that one of my favorite Bar-B-Q places, the Ozona Pig, was closed for the day. Sooooo, it’s a trip across the street to Molly Goodheads for fish food. Because of that the drawings ensued.

Earlier in the day we teed off in Tarpon Springs and was welcomed by the sign below. I figured it meant ‘Beware of Hurricane Ahead’.

 

It’s fried shrimp time at Hella’s Restaurant! Wanna see what Swampy had? Check out Swampy’s Florida Sunday.

Penny for your thoughts? Getting a scrunched official Tarpon Springs penny.

For those who know the story, Sunday, the 5th, is also Taylor’s 19th birthday. I had my annual banana split at a restaurant in downtown Tarpon Springs in honor of his birthday. These folks don’t usually make banana splits, but did an excellent job!

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September 4th, 2010 – Beetle is 60!

by on Sep.04, 2010, under Editorials, Florida Restaurants, Other Travels, What's New?

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The comic strip, Beetle Bailey, turned 60 years old today and some cartoonists on Facebook drew their version of Beetle. Here’s mine.

I drew this at Reececliff Restaurant in Lakeland, Florida, while lunching with my friend, Jeremy Buchanon.

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August 27th, 2010 – Caladdaugh Cottage Irish Pub

by on Aug.28, 2010, under Florida Restaurants, Friends

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We continued the International Movable Feast at the Claddagh Cottage Irish Pub in Orlando. Friends Sarah Butler, James Saunders, Robert Baurle and Allen Currin delved into a bit o’ Irish vittles. Great food! Most go for the bar apparently, but this place has a tasty Irish stew!

Above is a sketch of an area of the pub.

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July 14th, 2010 – International Movable Feast

by on Jul.14, 2010, under Florida Restaurants, Friends

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Met friends Robert Baurle, James Saunders and Dena Wild at Cypriana’s Greek Restaurant in Casselberry, Florida. Great food and great company!

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July 9th, 2010 – Restaurant Stop: Polonia Polish Restaurant

by on Jul.09, 2010, under Books, Florida Restaurants, Friends

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Made a trip into Longwood, Florida, to Polonia Polish Restaurant to get with long time friends: Sarah Butler St. Gregory, her husband, David, their children and James Saunders. Below is a photo of us all, minus David, who took the photo. Sorry about the glowing eyes!

Above is a sketch of a bottle of some sort of liquor that I didn’t take note of. Oops! A shelf of the bottles were in Polonia.

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June 25th, 2010 – A stop for dinner…

by on Jun.25, 2010, under Florida Restaurants, Sketchbook, Swampy's Florida

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I made a pit stop at ABC Pizza for dinner last Wednesday night in Zypherhills. The sketch above is of part of the interior. The building was once a Biff Burger changed over twice to be an ABC Pizza. More Sunday on Swampy’s Florida!

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Feb. 21, 2010 – From January – To San Antonio for the USO!

by on Feb.20, 2010, under Buddies, Editorials, Florida Restaurants, Friends

Sorry to post this so late! I’ll just dash off the goings  on:

Took off to join fellow cartoonists to entertain soldiers in San Antonio, Texas, on January 20th. One picture above is a sketch I drew of a lady on the plane.

I met with my cousin Jan and she took me and her children to The Bharmacy. Pharmacy and soda fountain at night. Bar at night.

The USO picked us up at the hotel early the next morning and got us to the Center for the Intrepid and the Brook Army Medical Center. The artists included Jeff Bacon, Jeff Keane, Milburn Taylor, David Mowder, Rick Kirkman, Rob Harrell, Bill Hinds and me. Above are photos of some of our great soldiers that were drawn by me.  All 8 of us artists also signed large cards to be presented later. Above are photos of the artists drawing away. We wrapped up with dinner.

The next morning, Jan picked me up and I got to tour the architecture of Downtown San Antonio. Above are photos of that.

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December 23rd, 2009 – Suncoast Inkslingers!

by on Dec.31, 2009, under Cartooning, Florida Restaurants, Friends

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Here are a few of the folks at the Suncoast Inkslingers Holiday wing-ding: Kurt Wright, John Stevens, Jim Fern and Ann E. Sabo. It was held at The Captain’s Italian Restaurant in Safety Harbor. Below is Dan Smith, caricaturist extraordinaire.

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