For the Birds | Private Eye | Salt Lake City

For the Birds |  Private Eye |  Salt Lake City

click to enlarge It’s always struck me as weirdly cosmic how quickly something that seems benignly innocent can beget a trail of events. About a week ago, I was sitting at the kitchen table (my new office since I can still barely walk after knee-replacement surgery), looking at the birds that visit the numerous feeders … Read more

South Tampa’s getting a new cat cafe, Poor Porker closing in Lakeland, plus more local foodie news | Openings & Closings | Tampa

South Tampa’s getting a new cat cafe, Poor Porker closing in Lakeland, plus more local foodie news |  Openings & Closings |  Tampa

click to enlarge Photo via catscaffeine/Facebook South Tampa’s soon-to-open “Cats & Caffeine” is a lounge and cafe with a cause. Closings The Poor Porker Get your oxtail grilled cheese and chocolate-drizzled beignet fix while you can—because Lakeland’s The Poor Porker will soon close its doors. “We are both proud and saddened to announce that, effective … Read more

After a month of no new bird flu cases, Wisconsin lifts order prohibiting poultry shows ahead of county fair season

After a month of no new bird flu cases, Wisconsin lifts order prohibiting poultry shows ahead of county fair season

Wisconsin poultry owners haven’t reported a case of bird flu in over a month. But state experts warn the threat from the virus is still present. The last case of highly pathogenic avian influenza was in a non-commercial flock of 61 birds in Bayfield County on May 20. On Monday, the state Department of Agriculture, … Read more

Cupid’s Hot Dogs provides Lee Road the SoCal vibe it didn’t know it needed | Restaurant Reviews | Orlando

Cupid’s Hot Dogs provides Lee Road the SoCal vibe it didn’t know it needed |  Restaurant Reviews |  Orlando

Like the venerable Bill’s Burgers in Van Nuys, California, Cupid’s Hot Dogs is very much a San Fernando Valley institution. It has been ever since Richard and Bernice Walsh opened their first wiener stand in North Hollywood back in 1946. And while Bill’s offers up plenty of, as they say in the Valley, surly-tude with … Read more

The secret life of flamingos: the conservation photographer capturing mesmerizing images of Mexico’s iconic bird

The secret life of flamingos: the conservation photographer capturing mesmerizing images of Mexico’s iconic bird

Written by Rebecca Cairns, CNN Since he was four years old, photographer Claudio Contreras Koob has been obsessed with flamingos: their vibrant pink feathers, horn-like curved beaks, and elegant, poised necks. Born and raised in Mexico City, Koob visited the Yucatán Peninsula every year during school holidays. His father built a house on sand dunes … Read more

Office Cats Laid Off as Companies Close

Office Cats Laid Off as Companies Close

Zhaocai is out of a job. Two months away from the office and locked down at an unfamiliar apartment, he’s withdrawn into himself, becoming more suspicious of strangers. He spends much of the day sleeping, or keeping to himself quietly. At night, he gets into bed and mewls for attention. Zhaocai is part of a … Read more