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Cool Summer Amarillo’s 10 hottest activities are waiting for you

HEAT WAVE

Breeze through warm-weather days by slipping on easy-to-wear dresses. Pair sunny hues with bright accessories and make summer-chic a walk in the park.

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Natalie Branch at Malcolm’s Ice Cream & Food Temptations

UNCLAIMED TREASURES

Dr. Mike Bellah recalls the rousing words that pushed him, a self-confessed, lifelong worrier, to overcome his fear of flying.

STACK ATTACK

Go beyond the basic burger recipe by experimenting with a variety of patties and buns.

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ON THE COVER 26 Cool Summer

Struggling to beat the heat and the doldrums this summer? Don’t sweat it. We’ve compiled a list of 10 refreshing activities to dive into this sweltering season. Whether you prefer fun in the sun or chilling with the AC, start crossing off those dog-days to dos and make this summer a cool one. photos by SHANNON RICHARDSON Special thanks to Malcolm’s Ice Cream & Food Temptations where we photographed the cover (and for letting us sample tasty treats on a very hot day).

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21 Heat Wave

With temperatures in the triple digits, it’s important to stay and look cool. Breeze through warm-weather days by slipping on easy-to-wear dresses. Pair sunny hues with bright accessories and make summer-chic a walk in the park.

36 Unclaimed Treasures

Dr. Mike Bellah recalls the rousing words that pushed him, a selfconfessed, lifelong worrier, to overcome his fear of flying and the memories he’s captured as a result.

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Long ago are the days a hamburger consisted of beef, cheese and bread. Go beyond the basic burger recipe by experimenting with a variety of patties and buns.

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Kelson Ramsey at Southwest Pool

Contributors.............................4 Online Page ..............................8 Out & About..........................10 The Way I See It ...................18 Dress Code.............................21 Inspire .......................................36

What’s Cooking?.................38 Events........................................43 Let’s Eat! ...................................49 Retro Rewind ........................54 Spotlight .................................56

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Shannon Richardson

Jeff Harbin

Shannon shot the cover story, “Cool Summer,” on page 26, “Stack Attack” on page 38, “Let’s Eat” on page 49 and “Spotlight” on page 56. He has been photographing commercial/ advertising work for the past 14 years. His photography has won numerous Addy awards including three best of shows as well as being featured in the Graphis Photo Annual 2001, JPG Magazine and Shots. He recently published a photographic book about Route 66. See Shannon’s work at shannonrichardson .com and route66americanicon.com.

Jeff photographed the Chamber Music Amarillo event in “Out & About” on page 14. He is a husband, father of two little boys, a firefighter with the Amarillo Fire Department and the owner of Life of Riley Photography. He was born and raised in Amarillo and is proud to work in the community. His passion for art and the creative process began as a child and led him to his love of photography. To see Jeff’s work, visit lifeofrileyphotography.com.

Davy Knapp

Donna Alexander

Davy photographed the fashion spread, “Heat Wave,” on page 21. He is a destination family and wedding photographer based in Amarillo. He has been a professional photographer for 13 years. Davy has traveled North and Central America using his camera as a medium to create lasting legacies of family relationships. Davy’s work has been published in numerous magazines including Rangefinder, Professional Photographer, The Texas Wedding Guide and Texas Highways including many cover features.

Bobbie Jaramillo

Ofelia Arambula

Bobbie styled hair for our fashion feature, “Heat Wave.” She started with TONI & GUY Salon in 2005 and is now the educational director for Wade Gordon and Braxton Paul Salons. She joined the cutting-edge educational team in 2007 and took on her current position in June 2009. Since then she has completed several advanced classes at the TONI & GUY Academy. Bobbie has directed numerous educational events for the staff as well as helped with hair shows and photo shoots for Wade Gordon Salon.

Ofelia did the makeup for our fashion feature, “Heat Wave.” Her passion for style and fashion brought her to Wade Gordon Salon. She started in 2008 as a stylist and makeup artist and since then has completed several advanced education classes. Ofelia does hair and makeup for the salon’s hair shows and photo shoots. Her other full-time passion is her three beautiful children.

Andy Chase Cundiff

Andy and T Price

Andy, a local artist, singer and songwriter, has called Amarillo home for 20 years. He currently plays at 575 Pizzeria and Blue Sky on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, respectively. See Andy’s artwork every month with Jon Mark Beilue’s column (page 18).

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Donna photographed events in “Out & About” starting on page 10. She is a West Texas native who has lived in Amarillo for 11 years. She received her Associates of Applied Science in Photography from Amarillo College in May 2009. Donna is a member of the Texas Professional Photographers Association and specializes in commercial, real estate, event and portrait photography. She has two daughters, Alex and Krista.

Andy and T cooked up the delicious burgers in “Stack Attack” on page 38. Together, they own Real Food Company. Andy and T have been creating and serving their “made-from-scratch food with a wholesome flare” for more than 10 years.

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My childhood summers meant one thing: spending hours out of the heat at the public library. I knew the librarians by name and they knew me. The summer reading program and getting stamps to prove that I read a plethora of books meant the world to me (yes, I was a bit on the geeky side). I’d ride my bike to the branch right by our house and spend hours curled up in a bean bag reading or listening to books on tape. Then it was off to the steakhouse across the street to load up on soft-serve ice cream. To this day, I love the smell of books. The musty paper smell transports me back to those carefree days spent in leisure. I know my sister will laugh as soon as she reads this. She’s the sun lover in the family and spent her days tanning in our backyard or at the public pool. Her idea of a day well spent certainly didn’t include being a nerdy book worm. Fun in the sun has always been more her speed. The hotter, the better. No matter which way you lean, this issue can be your go-to summer guide for amusement in Amarillo. My days with little ones at home are long gone, but I remember well the challenge of keeping my boys busy. As soon as the excitement over being free from the confines of school wore off, they were tempted to utter an unwelcome phrase: “I’m bored.” I’d cheerfully warn them not to say “the b-word” unless they wanted to spend an exciting afternoon getting un-bored cleaning closets or weeding flower beds. Our cram-packed Calendar of Events includes even more monotony-busting activities from gardening and art classes to the arts and plenty of live music. We’ll update it throughout the month of July so be sure and check back every week for the best that Amarillo has to offer. July marks the second anniversary of Amarillo Magazine. We owe our continued success to the faithful support of our advertisers and the great people in this community. We’re committed to bringing you high-quality content and advertisements in every issue. We’ve also been hard at work on our website and Facebook page so you’ll always be up to date on happenings in town. Stop by and check out our new “Tip of the Week” and like our Facebook page. As always thanks for reading,

Amarillo Magazine is a monthly publication of Amarillo Globe-News Custom Publishing. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without prior written consent. Letters to the Editor are welcome but may be edited due to space limitations.

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Meet our Cover Story family. Find out how the growing Branch bunch makes it through hot Amarillo summers. We nabbed ourselves a capable, clever intern! Canyon native and UNT student Kalani Gordon will share her photojournalism and writing skills with us this summer. Keep an eye out for event-coverage and happenings around town.

Kalani at our fashion shoot

Dress Code extended photo gallery Take a look at more photos from “Heat Wave” with photographer Davy Knapp.

Model Annabel Jurado

The Branch family

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Business Connection

The Amarillo Chamber of Commerce hosted its 19th annual Business Connection, “Building Your Business,” on May 12 at the Amarillo Civic Center Heritage Ballroom. The trade show and silent auction offered a business-tobusiness networking opportunity with more than 350 exhibitors from Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle. 1. Kyle, Nolan and Mackenzie Clayton 2. Kim Miner, Sherry Bixby and Angel Moreland 3. Grant and Erin Smith 4. Wes Wilhite and Heath Dodgen 5. Kaki McDuffie and Natalie Stephenson 6. Niki Brown, Jamie Shelburne and Jordi Bandy 7. Nancy Quiroz and Sandra Stubblefield 8. Marilee Bulls, Eddie Caballero, Brent Bell, Melissa Bundy, Whitney Barltett and Becky McDonald

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12 x 12 Art Exhibition and Silent Auction

The Amarillo Museum of Art hosted its annual 12 x 12 Art Exhibition and Silent Auction on May 12. More than 100 Amarillo-area artists displayed jewelry, ceramics, collages, paintings and other artwork no larger than 12 inches tall, 12 inches wide and 12 inches deep. Proceeds benefit the donating artist and the museum’s youth education programs.

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The Amarillo Globe-News Athlete of the Year Banquet was held May 19 at the Amarillo Civic Center Heritage Room. The banquet honored 20 athletes, eight scholar-athletes, two coaches of the year and two overall winners from Panhandle-area high schools. 1. Lorenzo, Shayla, Shawna and Jodie Monreal 2. Jessie Rea and Clinton Grange 3. Amy and Hilary Cordero, and Gloria Delarosa 4. Tracy Pennington and Joe Brett Jackson 5. Mike Bailey, Taylor, Buddy and Hayley Sparks, and Mike Gaines photos by DONNA ALEXANDER

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America Supports You Texas held its sixth annual Armed Forces Day Celebrating Freedom and Honoring Service Banquet on May 21 at the Amarillo Civic Center North Exhibit Hall. The banquet featured Congressman Mac Thornberry and speakers U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Michael Garrett, retired Col. Donald “Doc” Ballard and Ilario Pantano of the Marine Corps.

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1. Rita Rogers, Katie McLemore, Navy Chief Ted and Tommie Cummings, and Renee Shackelford 2. Congressman Mac and Sally Thornberry, Dale Naylor, Earl Bates, Opal and Dick Naylor, Belva Witt and Jacqueline Naylor 3. Joe and Karen Frye, and Sgt. David Heard 4. Zach Little, Cody Allred and Petty Officer Trey Permenter 5. Sgt. First Class Darrell Justice and Col. Clayton Hoffman photos by DONNA ALEXANDER

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Chamber Music Amarillo hosted its annual fundraiser, “An Enchanted Evening of Dinner and Dancing,” on May 14 at the Galleries at Sunset Event Room to conjure memories of the Golden Age of rail travel. The event included silent and live auctions and live music provided by Carlos Casso and other local musicians, including vocalists Sandy Story and Pat Swindell. 1. Roni Swindell and Audrey Archer 2. Robert Hansen and Lee Persefield 3. Erica Proctor and Sharae Aubin 4. Howard Thompson and Rosalinda Villalon 5. Terri and Richard Fry, and Sandy and Jim Rayburn

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Discover after Dark

The Don Harrington Discovery Center hosted Discover After Dark “Science of Fear and Risky Behavior” in May on Friday the 13th at the Discovery Center. The adultsonly After Dark event helped attendees face fears such as ladders, clowns, hissing cockroaches and the number 13. 1. Danny and Becky Davis 2. Karen and Chris Hendricks 3. Jaala Reid 4. J.J. Walker and Johnna Purcell 5. Liz Brown, Stacy Herring and Mindy Zanowiak photos by DONNA ALEXANDER

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The Amarillo Symphony Guild hosted the Vintage Amarillo “Old Wines from a New World” dinner and wine auction May 7 at the Khiva Shrine Temple. The event, catered by OHMS Café & Bar, featured South American wines as well as silent and live auctions. 1. Linda and Hobby Kuehnast 2. Tyler and Trudy Keeling 3. Dr. Dennis and Claudette Dove 4. Rob Brorman and Nancy Walker 5. Darla and Doug White, and Cynthia Hawkins

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the way i see it

Jon Mark Beilue

Cutting the grass: a rite of mowage A s I turned the tractor around on a typical summer afternoon, I could see my dad’s pickup waiting at the other end of the field. It couldn’t have been any later than 4 p.m. Hmmm, wonder what the deal could be? No need for diesel. I hadn’t taken out any fences – yet. Since I was around 15 years old, maybe my dad figured he was violating some child labor laws. That had to be it. As a reward for my diligent, longsuffering days in the field, he was going to let me off early. I knew he had a heart. So as I idled the tractor and pondered what to do with the rest of the day, my dad had the answer. “Why don’t you drive into town and cut our grass and then cut Grandmother’s,” he said. Yee-haw. Somebody pinch me. I’ve had a lifetime of lawn mowing. Sometimes it’s been lawn moaning. If it hasn’t been a love-hate relationship with a lawn mower and a yard, it’s at least been a contentment-dread relationship. I’m one of those guys – and we’re out there – who don’t mind mowing the grass. That is, when the grass isn’t knee-high or dusty brown blades of dirt, or when it’s not 90 degrees with 80 percent humidity. Maybe it’s because it doesn’t take a whole lot of brainpower. It’s pretty rudimentary. Pull rope. Push mower. Empty grass-catcher. The biggest dilemma is often whether to mow in a square or go back and forth, or get real crazy and combine the two. The biggest challenge is often avoiding those hidden, fresh dog droppings strategically lurking in the backyard. Usually the rising steam is a tip-off. But sometimes the wind carries that away. Accidentally step on one of those mushy Tootsie Rolls, and it’s a smell that lingers until sundown. When the yard has its haircut, there’s a sense of satisfaction. A satisfaction that it’s done for another week, satisfaction that, depending on the summer, it doesn’t look half bad. Maybe it’s not the Fenway Park infield, but it’s not a vacant lot with beer bottles and old tires in it, either. At least it doesn’t embarrass the neighbors. Look, I water, fertilize a couple of times a year, spray weed killer when the Fescue and Bermuda become outnumbered, and mow. The rest is up to Mother Nature. If that’s not enough for lush greenery, so be it. That’s as far as I’m going. I know it will never compare to the yard – and yards – of my youth,

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but neither does the hardship of mowing. I dreaded it then for any number of reasons, starting with that very first mower. At least it had a Briggs and Stratton motor, probably put together by Mr. Briggs and Mr. Stratton themselves in the early 20th century. Getting it to crank with less than eight yanks of the rope was a moral victory. The grasscatcher was on the side. I could have taken that off and raked the cut grass, but no way was I doing that. So I put up with it, watching it fill up with thick Bermuda about every 10 steps. Everything looks bigger as a kid, but our backyard seemed like the size of the XIT Ranch. Making one laborious round took up half that little tank of gas. I felt like I had slain the monster when it was finally done. Then there was my grandmother, who had moved into town a few years earlier and lived about a half-mile from us. She never even advanced to Old School. She didn’t own a TV, but she had cornered the market on concrete steps, birdbaths and annoying little trees in the backyard to maneuver around. She had a stretch of African Bermuda that was like quicksand. Hot and sweaty, I would eventually stagger into the house and she would pour me a glass of tea and get out her checkbook. Every time, it was for $2. That’s two dollars. In the memo: “labor.” When I tepidly complained to my dad, he couldn’t believe it either – he thought it was too much. Eventually, we got a Snapper, self-propelled no less, with a catcher in the back that propelled me into the modern era. Riding lawn mower? Only in my worn-out dreams. But I wasn’t complaining. It was progress. After leaving home and going through several years without a yard to call my own, when I did get one, I embraced my Jon Mark Beilue is a inner Mr. Green Jeans. columnist for the Amarillo Globe-News. Maybe not embraced, He can be reached at but accepted it. It wasn’t jon.beilue@amarillo.com so much a chore as a or 345.3318. rite of mowage. Now, if I could just get the scent of that thick, green grass again. am

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Heat Wave With temperatures in the triple digits, it’s important to stay and look cool. Breeze through warm-weather days by slipping on easy-to-wear dresses. Pair sunny hues with bright accessories and make summer-chic a walk in the park.

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model: ANNABEL JURADO hair by BOBBIE JARAMILLO, BRAXTON PAUL SALON makeup by OFELIA ARAMBULA, WADE GORDON SALON

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Amarillo’s hottest activities are waiting for you

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Don’t sweat it. We’ve compiled a list of 10 refreshing activities to dive into this sweltering season. Instead of wasting away in front of the tube, break a sweat with a nature hike then chill out with a frozen treat. Roll out of bed before noon and soak up the sun at the skate park or keep cool at the art museum. Think of others by planning a romantic picnic or volunteering at a community garden. Whether you prefer fun in the sun or chilling with the AC, start crossing off those dog-days to dos and make this summer a cool one.

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With temperatures passing the 100-degree mark and no relief in sight, there’s no shame in chilling behind air-conditioned doors; there’s just as much fun to be had inside. Admire Amarillo landscapes at the Amarillo Museum of Art and browse collections of 20th-century prints and photographs as well as paintings and sculptures. Find the inner art critic in you at the Ciria: Rorschach Heads, The Paintings of Jose Manuel Ciria exhibit. The Galleries at Sunset Center always provide refuge from the rays. Visit the center’s 55 galleries and study works from more than 100 artists. Take the grand tour of the galleries at the monthly First Friday Art Walks or let your creativity come alive with the guidance of a qualified teacher at one of the Panhandle Art Center’s workshops. If you’re interested in our region’s history, cruise down I-27 to the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum in Canyon. The museum’s exhibits display and reflect pre-1950 American Southwest culture and heritage and showcase 4,000 special exhibits as well as 4,000 pieces in its public collection. Check out PPHM’s portrait miniature collection of 18th and 19th-century British and American works. The Kwahadi Kiva Museum features exhibits of Native American clothing and paintings of the Southwest. Learn about horses this month at The American Quarter Horse Museum’s horseology programs. For cool, interactive exhibits, spend the day at Don Harrington Discovery Center. Plan a family outing and learn about a plethora of topics from chemical reactions and geometry to birds of prey and the solar system or leave the kids with the Discovery staff for an evening out. Don’t miss the T-Rex Experience that runs through the summer. In addition to indoor activities at Amarillo’s museums and art galleries, you can also keep cool at the Amarillo Public Library’s four branches. With more than 800,000 books, magazines and media materials and 83 public computers, children and adults alike can enjoy

what the library has to offer and benefit from enrichment programs, poetry readings and movie showings. www.amarilloart.org, www.amarilloartists.com, www.panhandleplains.org, www.kwahadi .com, www.aqha.com/en/Foundation/Museum.aspx, www.dhdc.org, www.amarillolibrary.org

Sunny Retreats

Break out the water bottles and throw on your backpack because it’s time to ditch the couch and conquer the wild. Don’t let the summer pass you by without making at least one trip to Palo Duro Canyon State Park where hiking, biking and horseback-riding trails abound. Despite the drought, the canyon’s microclimate allows vegetation such as mesquite and juniper trees to thrive during hot months. Visitors can easily spot white tail deer drinking at streams, but keep a close eye out for Barbary sheep scaling the cliffs and spotted lizards hiding in the shade. For a scenic stroll, take the Sunflower Trail or power through the Lighthouse Trail. Palo Duro also offers vast camping and picnicking sites equipped with tables and grills. With Palo Duro’s overnight facilities, visitors can spend the night under the stars or stay at a furnished cabin. Summer operating hours are 8 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Wildcat Bluff Nature Center also offers a daily getaway for nature enthusiasts. Four tranquil trails ribbon around 600 acres of tall grasses and wildflowers. Hike to the top of the bluff and overlook a valley of cottonwood trees. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch a glimpse of the endangered diurnal Burrowing Owl. On the way out, walk through the nature center and view native insects and reptiles. www.palodurocanyon.com, www.wildcatbluff.org

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Get Soaked Slide into a cool summer at one of Amarillo’s two amusement parks. Wonderland Amusement Park has provided heat and boredom relief for 60 years. Boasting 26 rides, Wonderland houses four roller coasters and five water rides, including Shoot the Chute, a 12-passenger boat that plummets into a lagoon in a single, speedy drop. For those with sensitive nerves, it’s best to slither down the Rattlesnake River Raft Ride with family and friends. Shake off the water with a round of bumper cars or a game of miniature golf. As the sole water park in the Texas Panhandle, Splash Amarillo Water Park has been cooling off guests for more than 10 years. Family-owned and operated, the park features a heap of wet and wild thrills, including two speed slides and three serpentine slides. Brave zero gravity on the Side Winder, aka The Taco, or take it easy with the tots in the roomy wave pool. After floating down the Lazy River, you’ll be ready to scoot under an umbrella. Feeling a tad waterlogged? Dry off at the sand volleyball courts and air-conditioned arcade. www.wonderlandpark.com, www.splashamarillo.com

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Hot Dates

Ah, summer love. It’s the season of crushes and heated romances so that means make that first date count. Break the ice by planning a cool picnic in the park followed by an evening movie. For extra points, snuggle up to your sweetheart for a double feature under the stars at Tascosa Drive-In Theater. Let your hands get tangled up in a buttery tub of popcorn. And you can’t go wrong with a trip to see cute critters. Slurp down a soda at the Amarillo Zoo while listening to the spider monkeys chatter and the lions roar. If all goes well, end the afternoon by sharing a chocolate shake – with one straw, of course. To all the veteran daters and old-time couples out there, take a cue from puppy love by reliving or even reenacting your first dates before the dog days are over. www.tascosadrivein.com, www.amarillozoo.org

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Can you say, cannonball? Sizzling temperatures are making pools the hottest hangouts in town this summer. Make a splash at one of Amarillo’s three public pools or float around at a private facility. Southwest Pool, Southeast Pool and Thompson Park Pool are open daily. With trained lifeguards on duty, swimmers can safely work on their breast stroke while getting a tan. With record-high temperatures this summer, don’t go overboard; cover up with a hat, get some shade and regularly reapply sun block. Pools are also the ultimate setting for a summer birthday bash and are available to book for private parties. If you’re looking for a place to make some waves out of the rays, many indoor facilities are also available. Some organizations, such as the Amarillo Family YMCA and Amarillo Town Club, provide members access to private pools as well as aquatic activities and swimming lessons. www.amarilloparks.org, www.amarilloymca.org, www.amarillotownclub.com

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Remember those 10 pounds you’ve been planning to lose since the first of the year? With the annual farmers market and gardens ripe for the picking, this sunny season is the ideal opportunity to shape up and eat right. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Golden Spread Farmers Market opens July 2. Regional farmers harvest their produce on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and bring their fresh fruits, veggies and flowers to the market the next morning. Kill two New Year’s resolutions with one stone by getting a workout and giving back by volunteering at a community garden. Harvest veggies for those in need at The High Plains Food Bank, which serves 165 agencies and 29 counties throughout the Panhandle or spend the day harvesting flowers and melons with the children of the Maverick Boys & Girls Club at their new garden. If you’re already involved in the community, plant a plot in your backyard and let your cooking reap the benefits of nature’s bounty. If you weren’t blessed with a green thumb, put down the spade and let a horticulturist design a plot for you with Adopt-a-Pot or Adopt-a-Spot at the Amarillo Botanical Gardens. www.goldenspreadfarmers.com, www.hpfb.org, www.maverickclub.org, www.amarillobotanicalgardens.org,

Summer Sounds Summer is the season for music and there’s no better way to spend it than listening to cool tunes on a warm day. The month of July is booked solid with indoor and outdoor gigs and three concert series that will definitely keep your mind off the blazing heat. Enjoy a light lunch while you listen to a variety of local artists at Center City’s 17th annual High Noon on the Square. The weekly entertainment series ends July 27. Every Thursday night, Amarillo Botanical Gardens hosts its seasonal Music in the Gardens featuring area musicians. Starlight Theater, which takes place every Tuesday night at Sam Houston Park, showcases a range of genres from country and rock to gospel and jazz. The free event continues through August so pack a basket of goodies and roll out a blanket for a relaxing evening with good company. Commemorate our nation’s independence with a collaborative performance from Susan Gibson and the Amarillo Symphony at the Amarillo Globe-News and Amarillo National Bank July 4th Celebration. And of course, there’s “TEXAS” Outdoor Musical Drama. Tap your feet to the beat echoing through the valleys of Palo Duro Canyon. Too busy during the work week to catch a concert? Don’t fret. There’s plenty of good music to go around with weekend jam sessions at bars and restaurants. To see a detailed live music listing for July, visit amarillomagonline.com and click on the Calendar of Events. The Branch family enjoys the Fragrance Garden at the Amarillo Botanical Gardens.

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Packing Heat Sports teams and sports fans can rejoice this summer. From T-Ball to teeing off, Amarillo athletics are growing hotter with the temperatures. Strike while the iron’s hot at Amarillo’s award-winning golf courses. In addition to country club greens, golfers can choose from four public courses. Sign up for a tournament and show off your swing. The Amarillo Sox will crack bats until the end of August at the renovated Amarillo National Bank Sox Stadium. Don your gold and brown and come out to support the city’s new baseball team. While you’re there, forget about willpower and indulge in a chili cheese dog and icy-cold beverage. If you’d rather partake in the activity, burn some rubber at the Amarillo Dragway or practice your aim at a paintball field. Strap on a helmet and catch air at the skateparks at John Stiff Memorial Park and Martin Road Park. Speaking of parks, did you know Amarillo is home to more than 60 of them? With that many recreational areas, there’s no excuse to not get out and play. www.playgolfamarillo.com, www.amarillosox.com, www.amarillodragway .com, www.amarilloparks.org

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910 Chill Out

When you’re dripping with sweat, send shivers down your spine with a cold, refreshing treat. With frozen snack shops sprinkled all over town, heat exhaustion can easily be cured. From gelato and ice cream to shakes, sundaes and sorbet, there’s a type and texture to satisfy every sweet tooth. The latest cool craze to hit Amarillo is self-serve frozen yogurt and stores are popping up faster than you can decide on a flavor. If you want a quick cool down without the calories, reward yourself with a glass of cranberry iced tea or a sugar-free snow cone. But don’t feel guilty if you prefer to cover your swirls and scoops with candy and fruit. Be sure to devour it quickly before it melts. A brain freeze will never feel so good.

Sizzling Bites

Make a pit stop at one or all of Amarillo’s mouthwatering barbecue joints this summer. Barbecue-hop and sample diverse blends, meats and sauces at the dozens of restaurants the city has to offer hungry diners. From hand-rubbed and hickory-smoked to dry-brushed and wood-fired, Amarillo’s barbecue encompasses generations-old recipes and top-secret techniques that will have you drooling as soon as the meat hits the cooker. Tuck a napkin under your chin and take your time chowing down on flavorful Texas staples from sliced brisket sandwiches and chopped beef sammies to smoked sausage and turkey. With this town’s plentiful, tender, falling-off-the-bone ribs, cutlery is obsolete. For the ultimate feast, pair your protein with hot baked beans, rich potato salad and a side of sweet slaw. Unbuckle your belt for an irresistible serving of fruit cobbler and wash it all down with a glass of iced tea. am

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ix years ago, my wife Charlotte and I took our dream vacation: a 10-day trip to Alaska. For a couple in their 50s, there were a lot of firsts: visiting Alaska and Canada, enjoying a cruise ship (the 856-foot Sun Princess), seeing whales in the wild – a pod of four humpbacks who entertained us by surfacing and diving alongside our small touring boat in Auke Bay, and seeing the sun set after midnight. At Denali Park we watched it slowly sink behind the 20,320-foot Mt. McKinley. I’m sure there were other firsts, but this story isn’t about the joys of Alaska. It’s about the reason we almost didn’t go, the reason many people don’t live their dreams: fear. First, you need to know I am a master worrier. I’ve practiced the art most of my life, and I’m good at it. I even know how to worry about worrying. I know I shouldn’t do it – worry is the antithesis of faith – and I have overcome some nagging fears in life but I still worry way too much. And worry, whatever else it may be, is a cruel tyrant. It bars us from some of life’s best experiences. You see, about 15 years ago I stopped flying. Why? Well, it wasn’t because I was on a flight that crashed or almost did. And I didn’t have a friend with a scary experience. It’s just that I have always been a frantic flyer. I’ve always had trouble relaxing at 30,000 feet plus and was always imagining the worst when planes made those weird in-flight noises. So one day I decided to stop putting up with it. I drove everywhere, even those long trips to Lake Tahoe to see one daughter and to North Carolina to see another. I told myself it wasn’t so

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My Alaskan trip reminds me that there are lots of adventures to be had, lots of new discoveries to make. It only takes a little courage. bad. After all, you get to see more of the country this way. And when I felt cowardly, I reminded myself that even a big, burly ex-football coach like John Madden doesn’t fly and I don’t hear people accusing him of being afraid – at least not to his face. But down deep I knew it was more complicated than that. For one thing, giving in to my fear was selfish. My poor wife had to endure some long road trips, sometimes 16-hour days, because her husband didn’t want to move outside of his comfort zone. And maybe more importantly, limiting oneself to land transportation limits one’s choice of destinations. Not everyone has the time to drive to places like Alaska. Then in the spring of 2004, I interviewed Amarillo physician Scott Burner who was about to spend 90 days in Afghanistan as an emergency room doctor for the U.S. Army. When I asked about feelings of fear, he said something quite profound: “Courage is not a feeling;

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courage is doing the right thing.” His words brought the issue home. Sure, I couldn’t keep from feeling afraid while flying – I’m just wired that way. But I could get on the airplane, sort of like plopping down in the dentist’s chair because you know you should even though you don’t want to be there. So in July 2004, I took the two longest flights I had ever attempted: three hours from Denver to Seattle and five hours from Anchorage to Denver. A year later, we flew to England, Austria and Switzerland. Oh, I’ve tried some coping activities, like grading student papers and chatting with other passengers, but, no, I’m not a calm air passenger, not yet anyway. My hands get sweaty and I still have moments of panic. But thoughts of Alaska help. They remind me of the unclaimed treasures we pass up if we let fear control us. My Alaskan trip reminds me that there are lots of adventures to be had, lots of new discoveries to make. It only takes a little courage. And that’s good because I only have a little to give. am Dr. Mike Bellah Mike is a professor of English at Amarillo College. His recent ebook, “Bicyclng Through the Midlife Crisis,” is available from Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook.

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ong ago are the days a hamburger consisted of beef, cheese and bread. Go beyond the basic burger recipe by experimenting with a variety of patties and buns. For a mouthful of flavor, be generous with seasoning and forgo traditional mustard and ketchup for tasty sauces. Top your stack with seasoned veggies and exotic cheeses for extra punch.

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Lamb Burgers with Feta Sauce

Black Bean Burgers

Texas Burgers

Mu Shu Pork Burgers

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what’s cooking? BLACK BEAN BURGERS

LAMB BURGERS WITH FETA SAUCE

1 hamburger bun, torn into pieces 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 2 teaspoons chopped garlic 1 (15.25-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 teaspoon grated lime rind ¾ teaspoon chili powder ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro ¼ teaspoon salt 1 large egg, lightly beaten

1 pound ground lamb ¼ cup Greek yogurt 2 large garlic cloves ¼ cup bread crumbs ¼ cup sweet onion, minced 2 tablespoons fresh mint or parsley, minced 2 teaspoons dried oregano 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Place bun in a food processor and process a few times to make fine crumbs. Transfer to a bowl. Combine 1 tablespoon oil, garlic and beans in processor; pulse a few times or until beans make a thick paste. Scrape bean mixture into bowl with breadcrumbs. Stir in rind and remaining ingredients. With moistened hands, divide bean mixture into four equal portions (about 1⁄3 cup of mixture per portion), shaping each into a patty. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties to pan, reduce heat to medium and cook 4 minutes or until bottom edges are browned. Carefully turn patties over and cook 3 minutes or until bottom edges are done. We served ours on a whole wheat bun with hot sauce-spiked ketchup, spinach leaves, tomato, Monterrey Jack cheese and avocado and red onion slices.

Feta Sauce ¾ cup Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon fresh mint or parsley 1 tablespoon honey 1⁄3 cup crumbled Feta cheese Combine burger ingredients and mix lightly. Shape into four patties. Grill or pan fry to medium, about 3 minutes each side. Whisk sauce ingredients together. We served ours on sandwich thins with feta sauce, onion, tomato, cucumber and lettuce. Makes four patties

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MU SHU PORK BURGERS

TEXAS BURGERS

1 pound ground pork ½ cup bread crumbs ¼ cup onion, minced ¼ cup carrot, finely shredded 3 tablespoons fresh ginger, finely grated 1 egg, lightly beaten 2 tablespoons Hoisin sauce 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 2 bunches green onion

1 ½ pounds grass-fed ground beef (85/15) Salt and pepper to taste 6-8 ounces sharp cheddar 1 cup barbecue sauce Pickled jalapenos 8 pieces crispy Applewood-smoked bacon 1 large onion, sliced 1 tablespoon olive oil

Gently mix ingredients together and shape into four patties. Grill or pan fry 3-4 minutes per side, brushing each cooked side with Hoisin. Grill green onions. We served ours on a toasted onion bun with lettuce, carrot curls and grilled green onions.

Heat oil over medium heat in large sauté pan. Add onions and cook slowly until caramelized, stirring often, about 20 minutes. Gently mix beef with salt and pepper. Shape into four patties. Grill or pan fry 3-4 minutes each side, brushing with barbecue sauce. Top with cheese after flipping them. We served ours on a toasted sesame seed bun with carmelized onions, jalapenos and bacon.

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Real Scoop Burger Bits Perfect your patty-making skills Conquer common burger blunders with instructions from T and Andy Price. • The type of meat in the patty is important. The best flavor is from meat with at least 15 percent fat (we prefer grass-fed). • Season the meat liberally. • The ideal size for a burger patty is 6 ounces, unless you’re making sliders. • When forming the patty, use a light touch, not compacting the meat, which makes a dense texture. Make an indention with your thumb in the middle. This will ensure that the meat plumps nicely. • Flatten the patty before placing on the grill. Never press down on the patty or flatten it while cooking. This will release all those juices that are essential to a burger’s flavor. • Properly melt the cheese. Nobody wants half-melted cheese. Trap the heat by closing the grill over the patties. If cooking indoors, place a metal bowl over burgers to melt the cheese. • Don’t overlook the rolls. Ideally, rolls should be soft and chewy with a light toast. • Turn up the heat. To get a nice char on the meat while keeping the inside juicy, cook over high heat. Place each patty on the grill (which you should have preheated for 15-20 minutes), let it get brown and slightly charred (this will take about 3 minutes) and then flip it. Flip each burger only once or they will start to fall apart. Craving more cooking tips? Then visit amarillomagonline .com where you can submit questions and comments for T and Andy and get more advice, whether you’re an expert chef or a novice cook.

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Sunset Art Gallery of Amarillo “Friendliest Gallery in Texas”

Evening Storm by Artist Carl J. Smith

First Friday Artwalk July 3, 2011 5-9 p.m. Sculptors Cathey Delisle James Roybal

Jim Gilmore Bev Steigerwald

Jim Ward Don Webster

Painters Carl J. Smith Pat Dagnon Guido Frick Ramon Kelley V. Noe

Anita Louise West Richard Alan Nichols Benjamin Kelley Bonnie Williams Cecy Turner

Nelda Sheets Bud Heiss Wes Hyde Rick Howell Charles Bunnell

Fine Art and Scultures 3701 Plains Blvd. #122 Amarillo, Texas (806) 353-5700

www.sunserartgalleryofamarillo.com Voted Best Gallery in Amarillo! - Thank you Art Lovers

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FEATURED EVENT

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Explore the great outdoors at Palo Duro Canyon State Park. With weekly nature hikes, programs and presentations as well as public trails, camping sites and cabins, Palo Duro is the ideal opportunity to become one with nature. Early birds can unite for an invigorating morning trek and learn about the canyon with area experts. Gather the family for a leisurely hike with a park interpreter and set up a picnic in the shade. Walk down the beaten path of the 1.75-mile Civilian Conservation Corps trail or take the 6-mile Lighthouse jaunt. Be sure to stock up on bottled water and snacks. Palo Duro welcomes night owls as well. Kick off the evening with an authentic steak dinner and showing of “TEXAS” Outdoor Musical Drama at the Pioneer Amphitheater. Burn off the calories with an evening hike or stay up for a full-moon adventure. Don’t forget to bring a flashlight.

Lunch with the Longhorns: Daily Evening Hike: July 1, 29 Cowboy Poetry and Music: July 2, 16 Native Plant Hike: July 2 Children’s Nature Program: July 6, 20 Evening Slide Show: July 8 Bird Walks and Talks: July 9, 22 Family Nature Hike: July 13, 27 Full Moon Hike: July 15 CCC Trail History Hike: July 22 For more information, visit amarillomagonline.com, palodurocanyon.com or tpwd.state.tx.us. AGN file photo

Palo Duro Canyon State Park 11450 Park Rd. 5, Canyon 488.2227

To have an event listed on the calendar, email details to michele.mcaffrey@amarillo.com or fax a press release to 806.345.3282. VIEW AN UPDATED LISTING OF EVENTS THROUGHOUT JULY AT AMARILLOMAGONLINE.COM JULY 2011 • amarillomagonline.com • Amarillo Magazine

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Arts & Entertainment “TEXAS” Outdoor Musical Drama 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday through Sunday night until August 21. Palo Duro Canyon State Park Amphitheatre 11450 Park Rd. 5, 655.2181

July 1

First Friday Art Walk 5-9 p.m. The Galleries at Sunset 3701 Plains Blvd., 353.5700

July 7

Oklahoma! 7:30 p.m. Summer youth musical presented by Civic Amarillo and Amarillo Opera. Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts 500 S. Buchanan, 378.3096

America Supports You Texas Scramble 8 a.m. Comanche Trail Golf Course, Tomahawk Course 4200 S. Grand, 378.4281 Las Fiestas de Amarillo 12-10 p.m. Hosted by Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Proceeds will be used for an activity center. Donations accepted. 1210 SE 11th, 372.1128

July 17

Las Fiestas de Amarillo 12-10 p.m. Hosted by Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Proceeds will be used for an activity center. Donations accepted. 1210 SE 11th, 372.1128

First Thursday Art Showing 7 p.m. the 806 coffee + lounge 2812 SW 6th, 322.1806

Family Support Services Harley Party 5-9 p.m. Live music from the Buster Bledsoe Band, food from more than 20 restaurants and beverages. Polk Street between 10th and 12th, 342.2500

July 8

July 30

Oklahoma! 7:30 p.m. Summer youth musical presented by Civic Amarillo and Amarillo Opera. Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts 500 S. Buchanan, 378.3096

July 9

Oklahoma! 7:30 p.m. Summer youth musical presented by Civic Amarillo and Amarillo Opera. Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts 500 S. Buchanan, 378.3096

July 10

Oklahoma! 2:30 p.m. Summer youth musical presented by Civic Amarillo and Amarillo Opera. Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts 500 S. Buchanan, 378.3096

July 21

Third Thursday 6:30-9 p.m. Amarillo Museum of Art 2200 S. Van Buren, 371.5050

July 22

Ron White 7:30 p.m. Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum 401 S. Buchanan, 378.3096

Benefits & Fundraisers July 9

Larry Wiley Memorial Golf Tournament 2 p.m. Scramble benefits Harrington Cancer Center. Ross Rogers Golf Complex, Wild Horse Course NW 24th, 378.3086

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Get Fit Hot Blooded 1M/5K/10K 7 a.m. start at Austin Middle School. Sign up at Get Fit 2300 S. Georgia. All proceeds benefit The Bridge. For more information, call The Bridge 372.2873 or Get Fit 350.4262.

Classes & Seminars Yoga in the Garden! 7-8 a.m. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday throughout the summer (excludes holidays). Classes held outside in the gardens, weather permitting. Bring your own mat. Amarillo Botanical Gardens 1400 Streit Drive, 352.6513

July 5

Check it Out 6:30-8 p.m. Learn about checking and savings accounts. Amarillo Habitat for Humanity office 2700 S. Wilson, 383.3456

July 12

Art in the Garden 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Oil and pastel class taught by Len Slesick. Class is for older teens and adults with intermediate to advanced oil and pastel skills. Preregistration is required. Amarillo Botanical Gardens 1400 Streit Drive, 352.6513 The Truth About Nutrition 6:30-8 p.m. Learn about healthy eating habits. Amarillo Habitat for Humanity office 2700 S. Wilson, 383.3456

July 19

Art in the Garden 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Oil and pastel class taught by Len

Slesick. Class is for older teens and adults with intermediate to advanced oil and pastel skills. Preregistration is required. Amarillo Botanical Gardens 1400 Streit Drive, 352.6513 Money Matters 6:30-8 p.m. Learn how to create a personal spending budget. Amarillo Habitat for Humanity office 2700 S. Wilson, 383.3456

July 26

Pay Yourself First 6:30-8 p.m. Learn how to save and invest. Amarillo Habitat for Humanity office 2700 S. Wilson, 383.3456

Exhibitions Ciria: Rorschach Heads, The Paintings of Jose Manuel Ciria Open through July 31. Amarillo Museum of Art 2200 S. Van Buren, 371.5050 Spiritual Places Open through January 2012. Panhandle Plains Historical Museum, Harrington Changing Gallery, 2503 4th, Canyon, 651.2244 Eastern American and European Art from the Permanent Collection Open through September 5. Panhandle Plains Historical Museum, Foran Gallery, 2503 4th, Canyon, 651.2244 Not Just for Show: Saddles from the Permanent Collection Open through October 9. Panhandle Plains Historical Museum 2503 4th, Canyon, 651.2244 Opening the Cabinet Doors: Clothing and Accessories from the American Indian Collection Open through October. Panhandle Plains Historical Museum 2503 4th, Canyon, 651.2244 Made to Fit: Amarillo Little Theater and the Texas Panhandle Open through November. Panhandle Plains Historical Museum, Textile Gallery 2503 4th, Canyon, 651.2244 From Hell Week to Homecoming: Campus Life at WT, 1953-1971 Ongoing exhibit at Panhandle Plains Historical Museum 2503 4th, Canyon, 651.2244 Hunters of the Sky Ongoing exhibit at Don Harrington Discovery Center 1200 Streit Drive, 355.9547 Amazing Bodies! Ongoing exhibit at Don Harrington Discovery Center 1200 Streit Drive, 355.9547

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Space Lounge Ongoing exhibit at Don Harrington Discovery Center 1200 Streit Drive, 355.9547 Planetary Landscapes Ongoing exhibit at Don Harrington Discovery Center 1200 Streit Drive, 355.9547

Music Andy Chase Cundiff 7 p.m. every Tuesday night. 575 Pizzeria 2803 Civic Circle, 331.3627 Andy Chase Cundiff 7 p.m. every Wednesday night. Blue Sky 4201 I-40 West, 355.8100 Casey Berry and Shane Rogers 9:30 p.m. every Wednesday night. Skooterz 4100 Bushland Blvd., 355.6600 Jason Patrick 6 p.m. every Friday night. Pescarez Italian Restaurant 3415 Bell, 350.5426 Scott Nelson 7:30 p.m. every Saturday night. Jake’s Bar and Grill 3130 Soncy, 358.2222

July 1

July 7

Music in the Gardens 7 p.m. Patrick Swindell and Pizzazz. Amarillo Botanical Gardens 1400 Streit Drive, 352.6513 Blues Boy Willie 7 p.m. Joe Taco 7312 Wallace Blvd., 331.8226 Brandon Adams and the Sad Bastards 10 p.m. Golden Light Cantina 2906 SW 6th, 374.0097

July 8

Average Joes 8 p.m. Cattle Call Too 4111 Wolflin Ave., 353.1227 Self Proclaimed Narcissist 9 p.m. the 806 coffee + lounge 2812 SW 6th, 322.1806

July 9

Average Joes 7 p.m. Joe Taco 7312 Wallace Blvd., 331.8226 Mickey and The Motorcars 8 p.m. Golden Light Cantina 2906 SW 6th, 374.0097 Scott LaGow & County Road 429 Band 8 p.m. Hoot’s Pub 2424 Hobbs, 358.9560

Mr. Nizzy 8 p.m. Cattle Call Too 4111 Wolflin Ave., 353.1227

Texas Cruise Band 11 p.m. Hoot’s Pub 2424 Hobbs, 358.9560

July 2

July 10

On Again 7 p.m. Joe Taco 7312 Wallace Blvd., 331.8226 Fierce Bad Rabbit 9 p.m. the 806 coffee + lounge 2812 SW 6th, 322.1806

Josh Paulson 6 p.m. Joe Taco 7312 Wallace Blvd., 331.8226

July 12

Two Door Ford 9 p.m. Hoot’s Pub 2424 Hobbs, 358.9560

Starlight Theater 7-9 p.m. Featuring 2 Dog Day Band. Sam Houston Park 4101 Line Ave., 378.3021

Susan Gibson 10 p.m. Golden Light Cantina 2906 SW 6th, 374.0097

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July 3

Josh Paulson 6 p.m. Joe Taco 7312 Wallace Blvd., 331.8226 MoreEats 9 p.m. the 806 coffee + lounge 2812 SW 6th, 322.1806

July 5

Starlight Theater 7-9 p.m. Featuring Golden Spread Chorus. Sam Houston Park 4101 Line Ave., 378.3021 Krakt 11 p.m. Hoot’s Pub 2424 Hobbs, 358.9560

July 6

High Noon on the Square 12 p.m. Hosted by Center City and featuring music from an ensemble from the Amarillo Symphony. Potter County Courthouse lawn at Fifth and Taylor in downtown Amarillo. Lunch available for $6. 371.6744 Krakt 11 p.m. Hoot’s Pub 2424 Hobbs, 358.9560

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High Noon on the Square 12 p.m. Hosted by Center City and featuring music from the Golden Spread Chorus. Potter County Courthouse lawn at Fifth and Taylor in downtown Amarillo. Lunch available for $6. 371.6744

July 14

One Last Remedy 6 p.m. Joe Taco 7312 Wallace Blvd., 331.8226 Music in the Gardens 7 p.m. Amarillo Opera’s artists in training. Amarillo Botanical Gardens1400 Streit Drive, 352.6513 Old North State and The Fox and the Bird 9 p.m. the 806 coffee + lounge 2812 SW 6th, 322.1806

July 15

AFK 8 p.m. Cattle Call Too 4111 Wolflin Ave., 353.1227

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Mr. Nizzy 6 p.m. Joe Taco 7312 Wallace Blvd., 331.8226

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Michael Van 8 p.m. Smokey Joe’s Texas CafÊ 2903 6th, 331.6698 Boss 420 11 p.m. Hoot’s Pub 2424 Hobbs, 358.9560

July 17

Josh Paulson 6 p.m. Joe Taco 7312 Wallace Blvd., 331.8226

July 19

Starlight Theater 7-9 p.m. Featuring the Polk Street Disturbance Band. Sam Houston Park 4101 Line Ave., 378.3021

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High Noon on the Square 12 p.m. Hosted by Center City and featuring music from the Amarillo Opera. Potter County Courthouse lawn at Fifth and Taylor in downtown Amarillo. Lunch available for $6. 371.6744

July 29

Texas Blues Rangers 8 p.m. Cattle Call Too 4111 Wolflin Ave., 353.1227 Bakersfield Twang 9 p.m. Lowery’s Saloon & Dance Hall 609 S. Independence, 467.8500 The Shane Rogers Band 11 p.m. Hoot’s Pub 2424 Hobbs, 358.9560

July 30

Yvonne Perea 6:30 p.m. Fire Slice Brick Oven Pizzeria 7306 SW 34th, Space 10, 331.2232 Blues Boy Willie 7 p.m. Joe Taco 7312 Wallace Blvd., 331.8226

July 21

Bakersfield Twang 9 p.m. Lowery’s Saloon & Dance Hall 609 S. Independence, 467.8500

Music in the Gardens 7 p.m. AJ Swope and the Last Train Home. Amarillo Botanical Gardens 1400 Streit Drive, 352.6513

July 31

Matt Lenburg 6 p.m. Joe Taco 7312 Wallace Blvd., 331.8226

July 22

The Fairlanes 8 p.m. Cattle Call Too 4111 Wolflin Ave., 353.1227 Rabbit! 9 p.m. the 806 coffee + lounge 2812 SW 6th, 322.1806

Josh Paulson 6 p.m. Joe Taco 7312 Wallace Blvd., 331.8226

NATURE Snake Feeding 3 p.m. every Saturday in July. Wildcat Bluff Nature Center 2301 N. Soncy, 352.6007

July 1

Electric Gypsies 11 p.m. Hoot’s Pub 2424 Hobbs, 358.9560

Lunch with the Longhorns 1:30- 2 p.m. Palo Duro Canyon State Park 11450 Park Rd. 5, 488.2227

July 23

Evening Hike 7:30-9 p.m Meet the Park Interpreter in the Juniper Picnic Area on Alternate Road 5. Hike includes the Juniper Cliffside Trail, Sunflower Trail and Juniper Riverside Trail. Deadline to register is July 27. Palo Duro Canyon State Park 11450 Park Rd. 5, 488.2227

Average Joes 6 p.m. Joe Taco 7312 Wallace Blvd., 331.8226 The Bentwood Rockers 6:30 p.m. Fire Slice Brick Oven Pizzeria 7306 SW 34th, Space 10, 331.2232 Starlight Theater 7-9 p.m. Featuring the 2 Dog Day Band. Sam Houston Park 4101 Line Ave., 378.3021 Electric Gypsies 11 p.m. Hoot’s Pub 2424 Hobbs, 358.9560

July 24

Josh Paulson 6 p.m. Joe Taco 7312 Wallace Blvd., 331.8226

July 26

Starlight Theater 7-9 p.m. Featuring Mike Fuller. Sam Houston Park 4101 Line Ave., 378.3021

July 28

Mark Durham 6 p.m. Joe Taco 7312 Wallace Blvd., 331.8226

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Music in the Gardens 7 p.m. Palo Duro Metro Chorus and The Golden Spread Chorus. Amarillo Botanical Gardens 1400 Streit Drive, 352.6513

July 2

Native Plant Hike 9 -11 a.m. Join an area native plant expert and learn about the many plants in the canyon. Reservation required. Palo Duro Canyon State Park 11450 Park Rd. 5, 488.2227 Cowboy Poetry and Music 8-9 p.m. Enjoy cowboy poetry and music provided by members of the Southwest Cowboy Poets Association in the Lone Star Interpretive Theater. Palo Duro Canyon State Park 11450 Park Rd. 5, 488.2227

July 6

Children’s Nature Program 9-10 a.m. Join the Park Interpreter and learn about topics of interest to children. Hands-on learning activities suitable for children grades 1-5. Must be accompanied by

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adult. Meet in the Chinaberry Picnic Area. Palo Duro Canyon State Park 11450 Park Rd. 5, 488.2227

July 8

Evening Slide Show 8:45-9:30 p.m. Lone Star Interpretive Theater. No pets, please. Palo Duro Canyon State Park 11450 Park Rd. 5, 488.2227

July 9

Bird Walks and Talks 8:30-10 a.m. Meet at the parking lot of the Palo Duro Trading Post. Bring your binoculars and learn about various species in the canyon. Palo Duro Canyon State Park 11450 Park Rd. 5, 488.2227

July 13

Family Nature Hike 10-11 a.m. Join the Park Interpreter for a leisurely walk on the Paseo del Rio Trail. Meet at Water Crossing #1 parking area. Palo Duro Canyon State Park 11450 Park Rd. 5, 488.2227

July 15

Full Moon Hike 8:30-9:30 p.m. Watch the moon rise over the canyon rim on the Juniper Riverside Trail. Meet the Park Interpreter at the dirt parking lot on Alternate Road 5. Bring a flashlight. Deadline to register is July 13. Palo Duro Canyon State Park 11450 Park Rd. 5, 488.2227

July 16

Cowboy Poetry and Music 8-9 p.m. Enjoy cowboy poetry and music provided by members of the Southwest Cowboy Poets Association in the Lone Star Interpretive Theater. Palo Duro Canyon State Park 11450 Park Rd. 5, 488.2227

July 20

Children’s Nature Program 9-10 a.m. Join the Park Interpreter and learn about topics of interest to children. Hands-on learning activities suitable for children grades 1-5. Meet in the Chinaberry Picnic Area. Must be accompanied by an adult. Palo Duro Canyon State Park 11450 Park Rd. 5, 488.2227

July 22

Bird Walks and Talks 8:30-10 a.m. Meet in the parking lot of Palo Duro Trading Post. Binoculars recommended. Palo Duro Canyon State Park 11450 Park Rd. 5, 488.2227 CCC Trail History Hike 8:30-10:30 a.m. Join the Park Interpreter for a leisurely hike down the CCC trail to the Pioneer Amphitheater parking lot. Walking stick and water is advisable. Deadline to register is July 20. Palo Duro Canyon State Park 11450 Park Rd. 5, 488.2227

July 23

Animal Enrichment Day 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Amarillo Zoo 200 Comanchero Trail, 381.7911 Iris Sale 8 a.m. Amarillo Botanical Gardens 1400 Streit Drive, 352.6513

July 27

Family Nature Hike 9:30-10:30 a.m. Join the Park Interpreter for a leisurely walk on the Pioneer Nature Trail. Palo Duro Canyon State Park 11450 Park Rd. 5, 488.2227

July 29

Evening Hike 7:30-9 p.m. Meet the Park Interpreter in the Juniper Picnic Area on Alternate Road 5. Hike includes the Juniper Cliffside Trail, Sunflower Trail and Juniper Riverside Trail. Deadline to register is July 27.

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SPECIAL EVENTS July 1

70th Will Rogers Range Riders Rodeo 7:30 p.m. Will Rogers Range Riders Arena, 8829 S. Washington, 622.2102

July 2

70th Will Rogers Range Riders Rodeo 7:30 p.m. Will Rogers Range Riders Arena, 8829 S. Washington, 622.2102

July 3

Splode! 4 p.m. Liquid nitrogen and carbon dioxide are just one of the chemical reactions visitors will explore. Don Harrington Discovery Center 1200 Streit Drive, 355.9547 70th Will Rogers Range Riders Rodeo 7:30 p.m. Will Rogers Range Riders Arena, 8829 S. Washington, 622.2102

July 4

July 4th at Wonderland 1-8 p.m. Wonderland is celebrating its 60th season with a 60-square-foot cake. Wonderland Park 2601 Dumas Dr., 383.4712 Amarillo Globe-News/ANB July 4th Celebration 5 p.m. John S. Stiff Memorial Park, 345.3363

July 28

12th Annual Chamber Golf Open 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Four man scramble. Tascosa Golf Club 4502 Fairway Drive, 376.7800

Amarillo Sox vs. Grand Prairie Airhogs 7:05 p.m. Amarillo National Bank Sox Stadium 3303 E. 3rd, 242.4653

July 9

Route 66 Roller Derby 7 p.m. Amarillo Civic Center North Exhibit Hall 401 S. Buchanan, 378.3096 Amarillo Sox vs. Grand Prairie Airhogs 7:05 p.m. Amarillo National Bank Sox Stadium 3303 E. 3rd, 242.4653

July 10

Amarillo Sox vs. Grand Prairie Airhogs 6:05 p.m. Amarillo National Bank Sox Stadium 3303 E. 3rd, 242.4653

July 11

Amarillo Sox vs. El Paso Diablos 7:05 p.m. Amarillo National Bank Sox Stadium 3303 E. 3rd, 242.4653

July 12

Amarillo Sox vs. El Paso Diablos 7:05 p.m. Amarillo National Bank Sox Stadium 3303 E. 3rd, 242.4653

July 13

Amarillo Sox vs. El Paso Diablos 7:05 p.m. Amarillo National Bank Sox Stadium 3303 E. 3rd, 242.4653

July 22

Amarillo Sox vs. Grand Prairie Airhogs 7:05 p.m. Amarillo National Bank Sox Stadium 3303 E. 3rd, 242.4653

July 23

SPORTS & RECREATION

Amarillo Sox vs. Grand Prairie Airhogs 7:05 p.m. Amarillo National Bank Sox Stadium 3303 E. 3rd, 242.4653

July 3

July 24

Amarillo Sox vs. Shreveport-Bossier Captains 6:05 p.m. Amarillo National Bank Sox Stadium 3303 E. 3rd, 242.4653

July 4

Amarillo Sox vs. Shreveport-Bossier Captains 7:05 p.m. Amarillo National Bank Sox Stadium 3303 E. 3rd, 242.4653

July 5

Amarillo Sox vs. Shreveport-Bossier Captains 7:05 p.m. Amarillo National Bank Sox Stadium 3303 E. 3rd, 242.4653

July 7

Amarillo Sox vs. Grand Prairie Airhogs 7:05 p.m. Amarillo National Bank Sox Stadium 3303 E. 3rd, 242.4653 Hawaiian Night/Beach Pageant 6:30-9 p.m. For children two to seven years old. Contestants will be scored on costume, personality and talent. Wear your favorite Hawaiian attire. Southwest Pool 4800 Bell Street, 359.2082

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July 8

Amarillo Sox vs. Grand Prairie Airhogs 6:05 p.m. Amarillo National Bank Sox Stadium 3303 E. 3rd, 242.4653

July 25

Amarillo Sox vs. Ft. Worth Cats 7:05 p.m. Amarillo National Bank Sox Stadium 3303 E. 3rd, 242.4653

July 26

Amarillo Sox vs. Ft. Worth Cats 7:05 p.m. Amarillo National Bank Sox Stadium 3303 E. 3rd, 242.4653

July 27

Amarillo Sox vs. Ft. Worth Cats 7:05 p.m. Amarillo National Bank Sox Stadium 3303 E. 3rd, 242.4653 Fiesta Night 7:30-9 p.m. Fun-filled event for families with contests and prizes to celebrate summer pool fun. Thompson Pool 2400 N. Polk St, 381.7917

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MONTH OR LET’S EAT! RESTAURANTS INFO • FOOD • SPIRITS

let’s eat! Hummer’s Sports Cafe

Whether you want to enjoy a casual meal or beer and a ballgame, Hummer’s Sports Cafe has served as a as a go-to, sports fan hangout before most sports bars were around. The 27-year-old restaurant offers more than 50 types of beer and focuses on quality by carefully hand-breading its fried foods and cutting its own French fries. Start with Hummer’s signature snack basket, loaded with breaded mushrooms and zucchini, cheese sticks, onion rings, chicken strips and Buffalo wings with celery and homemade ranch dressing. With televisions on every wall and a patio area to enjoy a bucket of ice-cold beer, this is a great place to sit back and relax with friends.

photo by SHANNON RICHARDSON

Hummer’s Sports Cafe, 2600 Paramount # B2, 353.0723 Open Monday through Thursday 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday through Saturday 11 a.m.-12 a.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

PRICING GUIDE $ most entrees under $10 $$ most entrees $11 to $20 $$$ most entrees over $21

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NEW New to Let’s Eat! UPDATE

Updated entry

The Let’s Eat! Guide is a reader service compiled by the Amarillo Magazine editorial staff. The magazine does not accept advertising or other compensation in exchange for a listing. The guide is updated regularly. To correct a listing or recommend a restaurant for consideration, contact Michele McAffrey at michele.mcaffrey@amarillo.com.

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575 Pizzeria Toppings runneth over at 575 Pizzeria, not to mention the specials that rotate every month. (Check the board when you walk in). It’s family-owned and family-friendly, so it’s a great Friday night dinner choice. 2803 Civic Circle, 331.3627, 575pizzeria.com $$ C T ^ Acapulco Mexican Restaurant & Bar When the weather’s nice, enjoy sitting on Polk Street while you enjoy a margarita and a traditional Mexicanstyle shrimp cocktail. 727 S. Polk, 373.8889, acapulcomexicanrestaurant. net $$ c T y B L Bistro The intimate, cozy atmosphere creates the ideal date place, not to mention the food is plated perfection. Note: You might want to leave the kids with a sitter. 2203 S. Austin, 355.7838, blbistro.com $$$ c ☎ y ^

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The Bagel Place Whether for breakfast or lunch, the Bagel Place offers a wide variety of flavored cream cheese and bagel flavors. Zip through the convenient drive-thru for a great, lazy morning take-home breakfast. For lunch, try the bagel sandwiches made with Boars Head cheese and meat. 3301 Bell, 353.5985 $y The Bar-B-Que Shop The Bar-B-Que Shop, which offers carryout and catering, serves a variety of smoked delights from turkey legs and sandwiches to ribs and brisket. But don’t forget about the fresh, homemade cakes made daily.1213 SW 3rd, 373.8994, smokedbarbequeamarillo.com $ y The Burger Bar The Burger Bar operates on a straightforward concept and offers a simple, yet sweet menu that includes shakes, floats and of course, burgers and fries. You may be tempted to forgo the aforementioned and give the ripper, a deep-fried hot dog, a shot. Have your fill of feel-good food for an early lunch or late dinner. 614 S. Polk, 376.4700, burgerbaramarillo.com $$ c Cactus Bar & Grill When you’re hungry, the larger-thanusual portions at Cactus Bar & Grill satisfy like nothing else. The Grill serves made-from-scratch American dishes, barbecue and burgers in a friendly down-home atmosphere. When you visit, try the chicken-fried rib eye. 1900 SE 34th, 322.0970 $$ c

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Cowboy Gelato Who says Italian-style gelato and cowboy hats don’t mix? We’ll admit that the saloon décor and “Hi ya’ll” greeting might throw you, but this isn’t your average ice cream shop (it is Amarillo, after all). After more than a few sample spoonfuls of gelato, we settled on the lime and the banana chocolate chip, but it’s all good. 2806 6th, 376.5286, cowboygelato.com $ Cricket’s Casual Dining Cricket’s is owned by Deborah and Gary Hodges who have been serving Amarillo since 1987. Stop in and try appetizers such as Beer Battered Onion Rings or Hotzzarella Cheese Sticks. Follow with any of the traditional American favorites like gourmet burgers, hot dogs or a delicious entrée. 3301 Olsen, 358.3812 cricketscasualdining.com $ C Dale’s Grand Burger Looking for a quick stop to grab a tasty lunch? Then try locally-owned and operated Dale’s Grand Burger. You can’t miss with the famous Grand Burger and homemade onion rings.1900 Bell, 358.8228 $ y Dyer’s Bar-B-Que If you’re a meat lover, Dyer’s is the place for you. The all-you-can-eat lunch special is hard to beat. Wash it all down with sweet tea and finish up with a heaping bowl of hot fruit cobbler. 1619 S. Kentucky, 358.7104 $$ ^ Eat-Rite The food at Eat-Rite isn’t just good for you, it’s delicious as well. Feast on the organic salad bar or choose from a variety of tasty sandwiches, soups and entrees. The marinated carrots are pure, tasty goodness. 2441 I-40 West, 353.7476, eat-rite.com $ Embers Steakhouse Embers offers an array of cuisine from hamburgers and steaks to mahi mahi and swordfish. We have our eye on the goat cheese and applewood smoked bacon burger. Enjoy the extensive wine list and food pairing suggestions while relaxing on the patio. You’ll enjoy a feast at lunch or dinner, seven days a week. 2721 Virginia Circle, 350.3303 $$ - $$$

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Fire Slice Brick Oven Pizzeria You know you’re in for a good time at Fire Slice when you see the menu. Choose from pizza specialties like “Tommy Boy� and “Hot Momma� or build your own. Each pizza is made fresh in a custom-built pizza oven. 4706 34th, space 10 (behind Chop Chop) 331.2232, fireslice.com $$ C

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GJ’s CafÊ and Grill Take a trip to GJ’s during your next lunch break whether you’re in the mood to dine in or drive through. With the choice of four specialty burgers, seven specialty burritos and 11 Mexican entrees, you’ll be back to work full of energy and good food. 3609 S.W. 45th, 331.2233, gjscafeandgrill.com $ Golden Light CafÊ As the oldest operating restaurant in Amarillo, the Golden Light has been in business since 1947, all in the same location. For a great burger and fries, this is the place to go. 2908 6th, 374.9237, goldenlightcafe.com $CT^ Hayashi Japanese Restaurant Hayashi offers a fun atmosphere for a night out with friends or family. Cook tables allow diners to watch the chef in action or sit back and relax in the Tatami room with low tables and floor seating. The cuisine is Japanese-style with a sushi bar. 3401 I-40 West, 322.8988, hayashiamarillo.com c $$ Hoffbrau Steakhouse Family-owned Hoffbrau has been serving Texas-style steaks and beer for three decades. We recommend one of the Gr8 Steaks or something from the Hill Country Favorites list upon your first visit. Guaranteed, you’ll go back again. 7203 I-40 West, 358.6595, hoffbrausteaks.com $$ c Hummer’s Sports CafÊ Hang out with friends and eat your fill of Hummer’s great appetizers. Start off with a platter of raw oysters and a bucket of beer. We highly recommend the steak. 2600 Paramount, 353.0723 $$ c y ^ Jake’s Bar & Grill Jake’s Bar & Grill offers an upscale, yet casual, atmosphere and the menu has anything from burgers and sandwiches to steaks and seafood. The restaurant boasts a pleasant bar area as well as a wine room. It’s the perfect setting for an evening out at a reasonable price. Try the Apricot Chipotle Pork Chop or something simpler such as flat bread pizza. You won’t be disappointed. 3130 Soncy, Suite 100, 358.2222 $$ c

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Kushi Yama Fusion is the concept of Amarillo’s new Asian restaurant, Kushi Yama. The name is union of two elements: Kushi refers to a Japanese skewer and Yama derives from the last name of owner Tadamichi Tayama. Revolving around Asian tapas, the menu offers sushi and a variety of seasoned and sophisticated meat and seafood dishes. 3319 I-40 West, 358.2900, kushiyamarestaurant.com $$$ c La Campana La Campana offers flavorful, inexpensive Tex-Mex with options that will please the entire family and the salsa is made fresh daily. We suggest the Manchacas and Huevos Rancheros served with beef sauce. Don’t overlook the Papas Frijoles covered with cheese. 2220 Canyon Dr., 373.4486 $ C NEW La Hacienda In addition to traditional southof-the-border fare, La Hacienda offers special dishes such as shrimp-stuffed chicken breast and beef tenderloin brochettes wrapped in bacon. Drop by for lunch or dinner seven days a week. 3415 Bell, 418.4098 $$ c Leal’s Leal’s serves dishes that blend the traditional flavors of Mexico with a few twists that will delight you. Try excellent non-traditional items like quail and salmon along with new sauce combinations and desserts. Let’s not forget about the fresh-squeezed lime margaritas, some of the best margaritas anywhere. 1619 S. Kentucky, 359.5959, lealsmexicanfoods.com $$ c T ^ Los Braceros Mexican Bar and Grill For 11 years, Braceros has provided hungry patrons with delicious meals and great, traditional Mexican food. The Nachos con Carne, Micheancano plate and a Michelada are a must. If you have big eaters to feed, try the Parrillada. 3303 Bell, 355.0889 / 2822 SW 6th, 220.2395 / 2116 S. Grand, 373.4788, bracerosroute66.com $ c T Malcolm’s Ice Cream & Food Temptations Malcolm’s offers the ultimate in classic soda-fountain food: burgers, sandwiches and salads - everything’s good. Be sure you save room for dessert. Better yet, start with a treat. After all, it’s the most important part of the meal at Malcolm’s. 2100 Paramount, 355.3892 $ My Thai It’s hard to find authentic Thai cuisine that compares to My Thai. We recommend the Angel Noodle with sautéed tomatoes and mushrooms for a tasty alternative to fried rice. 2029 S. Coulter, 352.9014 $ ^

OHMS Café & Bar Set in downtown Amarillo, OHMS serves lunch buffet style and dinner in style. The chefs feature specials each week that range from seafood and smoked duck to beef tenderloin. Excellent cuisine and service make this a delightful place to linger. 619 S. Tyler, 373.3233, ohmscafe.com $$$ ☎ T c ^ On the Border Become a part of the revolution at On the Border. The fajita revolution, that is. Made-to-order fajitas will knock your socks off. Of course, good Mexican food is even better with a cold beer. Go ahead, indulge. 2401 Soncy, 468.9800, ontheborder.com $$ c NEW PanHandlers Kick your lunching experience up a notch at PanHandlers. Now in the basement of Amarillo National Bank Plaza One, this family-run restaurant supports the community by using farmfresh produce. With a list of daily specials ranging from Mexican to seafood and cleverly concocted sandwiches (try the ANBLT on ciabatta bread), your dining experience will be anything but bland and boring. 410 S. Taylor, 352.2590 $ Pattaya Searching for great Thai food and attentive service? Look no further than Pattaya. Begin with the tasty Crabby Cheese Rolls, then move on to the sticky rice with Pattaya’s special sauce. Be sure to end your meal with delicious, homemade coconut ice cream. 6204 Hillside, 354.8292 $ Pescaraz Italian Restaurant Come ready to linger when you visit Pescaraz. From the charming décor and impressive bar area to the array of entrees, soups, salads and impressive wine list, you’ll want to take time to savor every bite. Enjoy excellent service and live music in the evenings. 3415-K Bell, 350.5430, pescaraz.com $$ c T NEW Rain Get ready for Rain. Downtown Amarillo’newest occupant, Rain: Premier Sushi Bar & Lounge, lights up Polk Street with its sleek, energetic ambience and exceptional menu of contemporary Asian cuisine. Grab the gang for an evening of flavor and fun. 817 S. Polk, 331.1155 $$ c Red Hana From Lubbock comes the Asian restaurant Red Hana. Nestled inside Bell Plaza, Red Hana offers an array of dishes from sushi to Mongol-andHibachi-grilled items. The Mongolian barbecue will certainly hit the spot. Stop by Monday through Sunday for lunch or dinner or even just relaxing in the sake lounge. 5807 SW 45th, 356.7045 $$

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Roosters Espresso Café Roosters offers more than just a good Cup of Joe. Stop in and plan on staying for a hot breakfast pastry or one of the delicious lunch specialties. It’s the perfect place to relax with your friends for lunch. 3440 Bell, 353.7309 $ y Rosa’s Café & Tortilla Factory Perfect for take-out or a quick, satisfying meal, Rosa’s offers Tex Mex favorites and a fun, upbeat atmosphere. You can’t beat the homemade tortillas, made fresh everyday. 4312 SW 45th, 351.1194, rosascafe.com ^ Scott’s Oyster Bar If you are a fresh oyster connoisseur, Scott’s is the place for you. Even though it’s a little on the small side, the quick service and excellent seafood make it one of our favorite places to hang out. 4150 Paramount, 354.9110 $$ y C Sharky’s Burrito Company Think of Sharky’s as a burrito assembly line, a place where you call the shots and load a tortilla (flavored or not) with all your favorite toppings. Start with the meat and work your way through a plethora of options including beans, rice, veggies and cheese. The endless combinations will keep you going back for more. 1612 S. Georgia, 359.7330 $

Smokey Joe’s A welcoming bar and grill located in the historic antique district on Route 66, Smokey Joe’s is one of Amarillo’s best-kept secrets. With an outside patio and live music on the weekends, this is the place to be. When you visit, ask for the Legendary Spink. You won’t regret it. 2903 6th, 331.6698 $$ c y T Tacos Garcia Mexican Café At the Café, serving authentic Mexican food is a family affair. In the same location since 1999, the Veloz family serves up traditional favorites that keep loyal customers coming back time after time. Try the Swiss enchiladas or the Chile Relleno Lampriados. You won’t be disappointed.1100 Ross, 372.0411, tacosgarcia.com $$ c Tyler’s Barbeque Going back to the basics, Tyler’s Barbeque combines a straightforward menu with a relaxed atmosphere. We suggest the mouth-watering Man-Sized Double Meat Sandwich. But don’t forget to save room for the delicious cobbler before you leave. 2014 Paramount, 331.2271, tylersbarbeque.com $ ^

Tyler Street Café Café’s menu consists of American classics such as chicken fried steak and cheeseburgers. Open for breakfast and lunch, the downtown joint serves breakfast burritos in the morning and daily specials throughout the week. 900 S. Tyler, 373.5440 $ Village Bakery & Café The Village offers a large selection of handmade European pastries and breads to complement fresh, gourmetstyle breakfasts, lunches and dinners. The casual bistro setting makes it the perfect place for a special lunch date. 2606 Wolflin Village, 358.1358, villagebakerycafe.com $ ^ y Willie’s Bayou Grill You’ll be blown away by the aroma of Cajun spices as soon as you step into Willie’s. Have fun with your meal when you choose Peel-um & Eat-um Shrimp, fried alligator or oysters (either baked or on the half shell). Their po’boy sandwiches are sure to fill up the hungriest belly. And of course, classic dishes like Shrimp Creole and Crawfish Etouffee won’t disappoint. 3819 I-40 West, 242.3474, williesbayougrill.com $ y

NEW Woodshed Bar-B-Que With “every bite prepared on site,” you can bet Woodshed will deliver fresh, homemade fare that will surely satisfy. Eat your fill of barbecue platters and “sammiches” and classic dishes that fill the massive menu board. If you’re having a case of the Mondays, drop by after work and kick back and relax with $1 beer and live music. 2734 Westhaven Village, 322.1842 $ – $$ y ☎ Young Sushi Rocks The friendly greeting you receive when you walk into Young’s is your first clue that your experience will be a good one. The helpful staff is always willing to offer suggestions regarding the sushi. If sushi’s not your thing, try the authentic Thai cuisine. 202 SW 10th, 371.7200 $$ C ^ Zest Eat & Drinkery The chef at Zest puts a delightful twist on classic dishes. The menu has everything from duck and lamb to steaks and seafood. With an array of food options and a full bar with daily drink specials, Zest presents a lively atmosphere and upscale dining. Plus, you’ll enjoy an affordable, yet excellent wine list. 4000 I-40 West 352.1498 $$ c ☎

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Kabuki Romanza

Kabuki Romanza would like to introduce wine dinners at Kabuki, an evening filled with exquisite dining and perfectly balanced wines to compliment. We hope you will join us in the exploration of fine wine and exquisite cuisine at future wine dinners. Each wine dinner will feature a unique dining experience balanced with tantalizing wines, perfect for any occasion. Call Carey or Venita at 353.4242, ext. 6 for more information. Open seven days a week. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. 8130 I-40 West, Amarillo, 353.4242 JULY 2011 • amarillomagonline.com • Amarillo Magazine

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retro rewind

Independence Day In 1910, crowds gathered at Glenwood Electric Park to celebrate the Fourth of July. Established in 1908, the once-bustling site of the park is now an empty lot near Glenwood Elementary School. Glenwood Park attracted visitors with a figure-eight rollercoaster, carousel, opera house, zoo and racetrack. It also served as the venue for the first Panhandle State Fair in 1913.

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spotlight

Jenni Kinch

Animal lover, zoo educator, student

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hen asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, Jenni Kinch remembers saying she wanted to work in a zoo. Within the past year, the 22-year-old WTAMU biology major has made her childhood dream come true. “When I was younger, I would go to the zoo on field trips and see how cool it was to see all those animals you don’t see in the wild,” Jenni recalls. “Sometimes I would get a glimpse of people behind the scenes and thought they were the coolest people. Now I’m one of them.” After completing an internship at the Amarillo Zoo, Jenni joined the staff part-time as a zoo educator, teaching elementary school pupils about wildlife. “It’s a culmination of everything I want in a job and so far it’s been great,” Jenni says. “I get to have fun and play all day with animals and kids.” On top of working at the zoo and waiting tables at night, Jenni is finishing up her last semester of school and is in the process of applying to graduate school. “I’m still a college student,” Jenni says. “I’m still growing up.” am

Q&A The most famous or interesting person I have ever met is… Miley Cyrus and her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus. He gave me a turtle he found on the side of the road and named it Ted Nugent. Ted still lives in my parents’ backyard.

If I were a character in a book, I would be… Elizabeth Bennet from Jane Eyre’s “Pride and Prejudice.” She is a really strong woman who gets her happy ending (and it’s a great book). The greatest piece of advice I’ve ever received was… from my dad. When my life gets crazy with two jobs and I get weighed down by school, I can hear him tell me to “just be still.” It always calms me down.

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In an alternative life, I would have been…. an Olympic gymnast. They are so talented and I love to watch them fly through the air.

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My favorite, most quotable movies are… the “Harry Potter” movies. I was a huge fan of the books when I was little and now the movies are great too!

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