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Tampa Bay area restaurant is featured on the Food Network’s hit show Restaurant:Impossible

The co-owners of Mr. B’s Southern Cuisine, Pastor Calvin Jefferson and Ninkia Green, were blessed with an amazing renovation and much-need funds to revive their struggling restaurant impacted by the pandemic.

Mr B's Southern Cuisine in Tampa Bay

Mr B’s Southern Cuisine in Tampa Bay

TAMPA, Fla.June 4, 2021PRLogPastor Calvin Jefferson, co-owner of Mr. B’s Southern Cuisine in Tampa Bay, was recently featured on the Food Network’s hit TV show, Restaurant: Impossible, and walked away with a newly-renovated restaurant —and a newfound appreciation for his business-savvy sister.

Mr. B’s teams up with Restaurant: Impossible—Owned and operated by siblings Calvin Jefferson and Ninkia Green , Mr. B’s is a soul food restaurant that offers a wide selection of Southern comfort foods. Like many restaurants, Mr. B’s was struggling to to stay afloat amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The fate of the restaurant took a transformative turn when Mr. B’s was chosen by Chef Robert Irvine to be featured on the show. In two days and with a $10,000 budget, he gave Mr. B’s a major face lift.

This episode of Restaurant: Impossible aired last Thursday and since its airing, the restaurant has experienced a surge in business. Aside from the episode being deeply compelling and heartwarming, viewers were also captivated by the awe-inspiring renovation! Chef Robert Irvine could sense the low energy when he walked through the door, and one of his goals was to elevate the energy as well as the overall aesthetic of the restaurant.

“We are forever grateful for what Chef Robert Irvine brought here to Mr. B’s. His wisdom and culinary brilliance was exactly what we needed during this challenging time. Restaurant: Impossible resuscitated Mr. B’s and gave us a fresh start!”, said Pastor Calvin Jefferson.

To say that the outcome of the renovation was great would be an understatement. Instead the result was superb—perhaps sublime is more fitting. Mr. B’s received an amazing makeover, but the real magic occurred when a strained relationship between Calvin and his sister and business partner Ninkia, was restored. Viewers got an opportunity to see the brother-sister duo repair their broken partnership in a loving and affirmative way; And once they were able to see eye to eye, the palpable tension subsided and the restaurant flourished.

So, if you are ever in the Ybor Heights area, make sure you stop by Mr. B’s Southern Cuisine for some delectable comfort food. Be assured, you will be very happy that you did!

Mr. B’s Restaurant is located at 3401 N Nebraska Ave. It’s regular business hours are Sundays-Thursdays 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 8 a.m.-7 p.m. It’s open for takeout, dine-in, and delivery via Grub Hub, Uber Eats and DoorDash.

A Closer Look

  • Here’s the Mr, B’s website: http://www.eatatmrbs.com
  • Mr. B’s is also active on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EatAtMrBs/), and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/eatatmrbs/).
  • Mr. B’s also has a Food Truck (https://www.facebook.com/Mr-Bs-On-The-Go-100500311447942/).
  • The Food Truck also has a Twitter (https://twitter.com/eatatmrb) account.
  • You can check out post-makeover reviews of Mr. B’s via Google Reviews and Yelp.

Orthazone receives endorsement from the AAO

* The American Association of Orthodontists endorses Orthazone, the leading online solution for supply sourcing and inventory management to create orthodontic practice efficiencies.


* AAO’s Innovation and Transformation Fund has made an award to Orthazone’s parent company, Azone, to support continued growth.

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.June 4, 2021PRLog — Orthazone, the orthodontic supplies and software solutions leader, received an endorsement from the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). The AAO also selected Orthazone’s parent company, Azone, for its Innovation and Transformation Fund award, making it a double honor.

Launched in 2015, Orthazone.com (https://www.orthazone.com/) gives orthodontic practices the ability to shop more than 400 brands in one central place, and find software solutions that simplify their laboratory and non-clinical tasks. Orthazone’s Invoice Management and Dashboard software transform the way orthodontists and their teams make purchases and track overhead and provides a comprehensive, analysis-friendly overview in real-time. Manual entry into spreadsheets and consolidating information from different suppliers invoices is now a thing of the past.

Orthazone is the brainchild of Dr. Maryann Kriger, Board Certified Orthodontist and a member of the exclusive orthodontic association, the Edward Angle Society.

“Like many orthodontists, when I first opened my practice, I was stunned by the complexity and time involved in purchasing supplies and managing inventory,” says founder Dr. Kriger. “I knew there had to be a better way and a simpler, smarter solution to optimize time and costs.”

Orthazone.com replaces these time-consuming, labor-intensive processes with easy, immediate, and cost-effective solutions, enabling orthodontists to control their overhead while focusing on what they do best: treat patients. Simultaneously, Orthazone provides suppliers with a cost-effective, efficient process and a direct route to a larger audience.

In addition to Orthazone’s Inventory Management software, their newly launched VIP Suite of services offer:

1) a Payment Slider that allows treatment coordinators to work with patients to visually customize a payment plan and digitally sign contracts.

2) a Lab Tracker that manages digital workflows.

3) custom practice inventory setup & website in one integrated location.

“This is a service whose time has come,” says Dr. Mary Kay Becher, an orthodontist in Texas. “Orthazone is a win-win for doctors and team members alike, as it gives us more time while we see more savings, more efficiencies, and a greater understanding of inventory at a glance. It has proven so essential to my practice that I’ve become an investor in the company myself.”

AAO members get a special discount for the VIP Suite, as well as all products purchased on Orthazone.com.

AAO Fund Award for Azone

The AAO Innovation and Transformation Fund was awarded to Orthazone’s parent company, Azone.

The Fund supports cutting-edge services and technologies that benefit the orthodontic community by investing in their growth. This is the third investment made by the Fund, achieved after a thorough review of Azone’s business model, financial projections, company plan, management team, and, most importantly, its alignment with the AAO’s ethos and vision.

About Orthazone

Orthazone is the leading solution for orthodontic practices to order their favorite brands, manage inventory, optimize digital workflows for in-house and outside labs, and help treatment coordinators sign more contracts, all accessible from your orthodontic marketplace, Orthazone.com (https://www.orthazone.com/).

About AAO

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) represents 19,000 orthodontist members throughout the United States, Canada, and abroad. The AAO, founded in 1900, has grown to become the world’s oldest and largest dental specialty organization and is committed to ethically advancing the art and science of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics worldwide. Simultaneously, it is improving the public’s overall oral healthcare, advocating for the health and safety of the public, and educating the public about the benefits of orthodontic treatment provided by an orthodontic specialist. For more information, visit aaoinfo.org.

Chesapeake, VA Author Publishes a Music History Memoir

Give the Drummer Some: Drum Line Origins in School-Daze Confunktory, a new book by Milton Lawrence Cox II, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

A historical account of marching bands in the 1970s, Give the Drummer Some: Drumline Origins in School-Daze Confunktory documents the life experiences of drummer Milton Lawrence Cox II and his bandmates as they transformed Virginia State University’s “Marching 110” into legend by combining African heritage with contemporary music of the time.

About the Author
Milton Lawrence Cox II graduated “Thank-You-Laude” with a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Business at Virginia State University in Petersburg, VA. At VSU, he was impressed upon and taught that playing music in a college level marching band is performing on the professional level.

During his junior year at Big State (VSU) he also sought out and volunteered for a one semester cooperative education internship as a computer programmer trainee at Aetna Life and Casualty Insurance Company in Hartford, CT, which upon successful completion was extended for a second semester.

Keeping his love for percussion playing current, he has performed in and around eastern Virginia as a drummer-percussionist with the Virginia State University Alumni Theatre Ensemble’s production of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf.

He is also prone to offer occasional sit-in rudimental combination strokes on his church’s drum set as his choir’s accompaniment.

The former U. S. Navy Lieutenant is a behavioral health provider and resides in Hampton Roads, VA.

Give the Drummer Some: Drum Line Origins in School-Daze Confunktory is a 166-page paperback with a retail price of $32.00 (eBook $27.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6453-0551-4. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at http://dorrancepressroom.com/give-the-drummer-some/
or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at http://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/give-the-drummer-some-drum-line-origins-in-school-daze-confunktory/

Catskill, NY Author Viviana Hall Publishes Powerful Collection of Poetry

Poems of Love, a new book by Viviana Hall, has been released by RoseDog Books.

In challenging times as these, it is good and necessary to have books like Poems of Love, to remind us of the fundamental force of Love and its potential to transform our lives and our world.

In this first bilingual edition, Poems of Love emerges as an inspiration for joy, gratitude, and compassion. About Ms. Hall’s work, writer Cesar Tiempo says: “Viviana’s poetry reconciles us with hope, one of the few movements of the soul capable of battling despair”.

Viviana Hall hopes to ignite love in the hearts of readers. She says, “My passion in life is to see a world that is connected in harmony. One in which every human being without distinctions can prosper” All readers can take something from this extraordinary piece.

About the Author
Viviana Hall is an American writer, journalist, and clinical social worker. Her first book “Miedos” was published in her native Buenos Aires in 1977. As a press correspondent she moved to New York, where in 1982 her second book “Poemas del Cielo y de la Tierra” and a re-edition of “Miedos” were published. As a journalist she produced, wrote and hosted various documentaries, variety, and public service programs for broadcast television in New York. This work earned her numerous distinguished awards. She also wrote locally and abroad for several prestigious publications. As a clinical social worker, Ms. Hall collaborated during the last decades with The State of New York, in the implementation of programs to create opportunities for underprivileged youth. Viviana is passionate about Life, which she says, it is all about Love in its multiple manifestations.

Poems of Love is a 60-page paperback with a retail price of $10.00. The ISBN is 978-1-6491-3058-7. It was published by RoseDog Books of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at www.dorrancepressroom.com or our online bookstore at http://www.rosedogbookstore.com.

Jacksonville, FL Author Publishes Novel

The Ugly Princess, a new book by Summer-Rae Blantz, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

The Ugly Princess introduces us to Katsu, a Japanese princess who has been controlled by her father her entire life. He intends to keep her safe-but she has other plans.

Leaving after he has an arranged marriage set for her, she goes on a journey to prove the man she is set to marry is not right for her. The only question left is: Will she defeat him?

About the Author
Summer-Rae Blantz has always lived in Florida, growing up on southern hospitality and God’s word. Living with four siblings and both of her parents, she felt like she had a great life, then realized the only thing that could make it better was making stories. She would tell her younger siblings stories and even children at church. Always having a big imagination, Summer-Rae decided to put that into words, so she began her writing journey.

The Ugly Princess is a 64-page paperback with a retail price of $10.00 (eBook $5.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6495-7204-2. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at http://dorrancepressroom.com/the-ugly-princess/ or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at http://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/the-ugly-princess/

Santa Maria, CA Author Publishes Powerful Collection of Poetry

Poems of Love, a new book by Viviana Hall, has been released by RoseDog Books.

In challenging times as these, it is good and necessary to have books like Poems of Love, to remind us of the fundamental force of Love and its potential to transform our lives and our world.

In this first bilingual edition, Poems of Love emerges as an inspiration for joy, gratitude, and compassion. About Ms. Hall’s work, writer Cesar Tiempo says: “Viviana’s poetry reconciles us with hope, one of the few movements of the soul capable of battling despair”.

Viviana Hall hopes to ignite love in the hearts of readers. She says, “My passion in life is to see a world that is connected in harmony. One in which every human being without distinctions can prosper” All readers can take something from this extraordinary piece.

About the Author
Viviana Hall is an American writer, journalist, and clinical social worker. Her first book “Miedos” was published in her native Buenos Aires in 1977. As a press correspondent she moved to New York, where in 1982 her second book “Poemas del Cielo y de la Tierra” and a re-edition of “Miedos” were published. As a journalist she produced, wrote and hosted various documentaries, variety, and public service programs for broadcast television in New York. This work earned her numerous distinguished awards. She also wrote locally and abroad for several prestigious publications. As a clinical social worker, Ms. Hall collaborated during the last decades with The State of New York, in the implementation of programs to create opportunities for underprivileged youth. Viviana is passionate about Life, which she says, it is all about Love in its multiple manifestations.

Poems of Love is a 60-page paperback with a retail price of $10.00. The ISBN is 978-1-6491-3058-7. It was published by RoseDog Books of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at www.dorrancepressroom.com or our online bookstore at www.rosedogbookstore.com.