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2013 Pridefest Celebrating LGBT Pride with World Class Entertainment, Activism, and an Eye to the Future
By Cliff Dunn
Take a look at the recent headlines and it becomes pretty clear, pretty quickly: There has never been a better time to celebrate LGBT pride. The 2013 Pridefest, which takes place at Greater Fort Lauderdale’s War Memorial Auditorium and Holiday Park, is the largest LGBT Pride event in the State of Florida, attracting thousands of attendees and close to 250 vendors. The two-day celebration features non-stop local, regional, and national entertainment, an outdoor marketplace featuring over 150 vendors, over 25 food booths, frozen drinks, beer, and cocktails, a dance/karaoke tent and
many more fun and exciting surprises. 2013 marks the 36th Annual Pridefest, with all ticket sales benefitting our community. 2013 Pridefest takes place at the War Memorial Auditorium and Holiday Park (800 NE 8 St., Fort Lauderdale), from 12 to 7 p.m., Saturday, March 9 and Sunday March 10, 2013. Tickets for each day are $10. Weekend Pass for both Saturday and Sunday are $15. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting showclix.com/event/pridefest2013, or at ticketmaster.com/war-memorial-auditoriumtickets-ft-lauderdale/venue/106951. This year will also feature the return of the Pridefest Parade, which will run from the softball fields to the Parking area. This year’s Pridefest stage will be located outdoors, and will feature local, regional and national performers from 12-6 p.m. each day.
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The producers of 2013 Pridefest have announced the Headline Performer for this year’s 36th annual event, American pop duo Karmin, best known for their song “Brokenhearted,” which earned 14,000,000 views on YouTube and reached the top 20 in the U.S., and the top 10 in Australia, New Zealand and the U.K., and the song “Hello,” which reached Number 1 on the Billboard Dance Chart in the U.S. Karmin—which features 26 year old performers Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan—will perform on Sunday, March 10 at 6 p.m. Although entertainers and performances are subject to change without notice, at press time the scheduled performers
include Billboard Top 100 recording artists Karmin, “American Idol” performer Frenchie Davis, comedian/hypnotist Jon Simon, “American Idol” Season 9 performer Michael Lynche, Alexis Salgado, No Angel, Yovanni Medel, Philip Alexander, the Tropical Wave ensemble of the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida, the Church of the Holy Spirit Song Choir, the Sunshine Cathedral Choir, the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble, Miss Pride South Florida 2013 Porsha Chambers, and many others.
THE HOSTS FOR THE 36TH ANNUAL PRIDEFEST WEEKEND
are WSVN-7 news anchor Craig Stevens, Sirius XM Satellite Radio personalities Derek & Romaine and local celebrity drag performer Nicolette (Saturday, March 9), and local TV personality Charles Perez of WPLG Local 10 and celebrity entertainer Jennifer McClain (Sunday, March 10).
Official Pridefest events kick off the week, including a couple of new events. The Taste of Pride on Thursday, March 7, showcases local LGBT and LGBT-friendly restaurants, cafés, bars, and specialty shops. Pride Comedy Night, a co-promotion with The Broward Center for the Performing Arts at Parker Playhouse, will be held on Friday, March 8, featuring nationally-known comedians Jason
Stuart and Jessica Kirson. Also on Friday, March 8, Scandals Saloon hosts Pride comic and special guest Jason Stuart at 10 p.m. On Saturday, March 9, the Official Pridefest After-Party takes place poolside at The Depot Cabana Bar & Grill, co-hosted by the Pride Factory, at 7:30 p.m., featuring a special meet-and-greet with Frenchie Davis and a 10-year anniversary Bon Voyage Party hosted by Derek & Romaine of SiriusXM OutQ 108. On Sunday, March 10, Sidelines Sports Bar hosts the Official Pridefest Closing Party at 7 p.m., with special guest Yovanni Medel and music by DJ Silvio. A complete list of official Pridefest events and parties is available online at pridesouthflorida.org.
The Besties, Dapur Fundraiser, and Boardwalk’s ‘Dating Game’
By Rick Karlin
Absolutely everybody was at The Manor Restaurant and Complex for Oscars night and the concurrently-held Besties Awards. Hosts Mikey Verdugo and Joe Posa as Joan Rivers kept the action moving during Academy Awards commercial breaks, with Posa playing Rivers to the hilt (except he actually knew who the nominees were). In keeping with Joe/Joan’s theme, here’s a short Who’s Who of some in attendance. Caysie showed off her trim body in a black, form-fitting gown, walking the red carpet with Ruby Alexandra in black and white satin and Liv De’Mure in Armani Privvie. Rosy Barron from the Gibson Group and gal pal Heather Bohen played it casual at the bar. Richie had his hands full as he escorted Melissa Amy Morgan (showing off her toned arms in a black sequined halter gown), Shante La Rue in nude beaded Dior’able chiffon, and Amanda Austin in a silver metallic dress that she wore belted, as it was shown on the runway during Paris (Texas) fashion week. Mark Martin, Galen Weinzimer, Drew Miller, and Kevin Murdoch played with color blocking (or was that c**k-blocking?), Lady Guy, looking very Boca in her bejeweled glasses, snagged a few moments to grope Bobby Anderson. Joey and Wonkapup James were daring in leather and vinyl. James Mane, Joshua Seaton, Alex Merlino, Patrick, and Christian traveled all the way from Village Pub (along with owners Mark Byard and Greg Phelps) to attend. Jaclyn St. James in a red LB gown that showed off her Golden Globes chatted with Jennifer McClain, looking sultry in black and silver from Michael Coors (sic). Dee Dee Van Cartier looked like Cher
(a gypsy, tramp, and a thief) in rhinestones and metallic sequins. Jasmine Rose DuMont towered over her escorts with her “Snookie” bump. Craig, in black Tom Ford, and Lisa Anthony kept Laurel busy behind the bar. Alex Monge did his best to control the throngs of fans. While we’re on the topic of The Manor, Kidd Madonny will be spinning at the club’s “Pure Pride” party and the first 200 people attending will get a free digital download of his new CD! Congratulations also to 2013 Besties winners: Mark Martin/AHF (Best in Community), Heidi Shafran (Best Community Activist), Smart Ride (Best Fundraiser), Dean Trantalis (Best Attorney), Dennis Dean (Best Portrait Photographer), Pompano Bill (Best Bar Photographer), Kip Reynolds (Best Community Realtor), Boardwalk (Best Weekly Bar Promotion), Chad Bush (Best Event Promoter), Jasmine Dumont (Best New Female Entertainer), Mojo’s Barber Shop (Best Salon/ Spa), Jennifer McClain (Best Entertainer), Pride Factory (Best Retail Store), Nikki Adams (Best Female Impersonator), Michael P./Men’s Night Out (Best Networking Group), Georgie’s Alibi (Best Community-Supporting Bar), Rosie’s Bar and Grill THE SCENE continues on page 34
(Best Community Restaurant), Shawn & Nick’s Courtyard Café (Best Burger in Town), Terry DeCarlo/Broward House (Best Fundraising Organization), Diva/Lips (Best Female Illusionist in a Weekly Show), Island City Traders (Best Store Window Display), Peter Clark (Businessman of the Year), Boom (Best Nightclub), Lips (Best Weekly Show Bar), Ramrod (Best Theme Bar), Felipe/Boardwalk (Best Bartender), Village Pub (Best New Establishment), John Castelli/Castelli Realty (Best Realty Company), Boardwalk (Best Strip Club), Infinity Lounge (Best Lounge), Village Pub (Best Happy Hour), The Cabanas (Best Guest House), The Outlet (Best Clothing Store), Bobby Blair/Guy Magazine, Florida Agenda (Best Publisher). New Moon’s Tasty Tuesdays are moving to the second Tuesday of the month, and will feature delicious smackerels of kick-ass food from B.C. Tacos, Gourmet Street Diner’s Crave Burger, and Munchcakes. Speaking of lesbians, if the Drive seemed devoid of women during the Pink concert, it’s because they all seemed to be in attendance. Spied in the audience were Diane Solmo, Tara Gypsy Tuttle, Jennifer Binford, Maureen Mockler, Donna Colonna, and Kristina Rodriguez.
Bartender Carlos at Boardwalk’s The Dating Game
Rumors Bar and Grill is bringing back cheap drinks a la the old Matty’s on Wednesday nights, with $1 well drinks and tons of hot men. Dapur Phoenix Friday official kick-off party on March 1 will The Blue feature a fashHawaiian ion show from at Infinity Las Olas’ trendy Lounge. Elektrik bouWhat tique. The event is your is a fundraiser recipe? for the Brian Neal Fitness and Health Foundation, and the host committee features just about every prominent business owner in the area, including Dapur’s Edi Mulyanto, Erin Mia Milchman, Brian Neal, Tony Beall (aka “Mr. Nonprofit”), Stacy Goren, Maritza Bedoya, Rudy Rafuls, Eddie Sierra, Ken Wilcox, Jowhara Sanders, and Orlando Cruz. So, we’re all gearing up for 2013 PrideFest, and to warm us up for the weekend, Boardwalk is presenting its version of the popular 1970s game show “The Dating Game” on March 7, with Misty Eyez as hostess and celebrity contestants. Aja Jackson, Jennifer Sims, Gabe Michael, Chris Beach Soucy, and Heaven Halcomb are looking forward to Alibi’s March 9 “Oz” party. (The Lollipop Guild will be passing out stuff to suck on.) Stick around following the screening of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” at Bill’s, with Jennifer McClain bringing performers in from local shows on Mondays, and Kenny playing show tunes leading up to Jen’s Cast Party show. Sing along and enjoy! Infinity Lounge is revamping its drink menu soon and is looking for some cool new cocktail recipes. Send your drink ideas and flavor profiles in a comment or message on Facebook, and Infinity will feature five of the top submissions as daily specials. The favored drink will win a spot on Infinity’s menu and its creator will receive a $50 gift certificate.
Cruising along in ships, bars and submarines
Caleb ben-Avram and Tim Slivinski serving expertise and ambience at the Grape
THAT’S THE TICKET!
Rick and Poverello Fundraising Czar Jim O’Hay at the Art Walk
LIPS AND SMILES
BESTIES FOR LIFE Paul Simmons and Chad Bush at The Manor for Besties and Oscars
RUB ME THE RIGHT WAY Jason Rosado (LMT) at Infinity Lounge
Hot Queens and Cute Bartenders at the legendary drag caberet
MAKING MANCHESTER MEMORIES
Dr. Don Nadel (2nd from right) and friends at Alibi private event
Photos by Stephen Kuttner, Gregg Shapiro, TJ Gillespie, Rick Karlin, Lissa Good, and GuyMag
Or Torch Song? Tina Torch at the “late” Biergarten
Photos by Stephen Kuttner
Monty (right) and friends found their Alibi on The Drive
BUT IS HE HOUSE-BROKEN?
Joey and Wonkapup at The Manor Besties Red Carpet
ONE FOR THE KIPPER
RYAN AND MICHAEL Slinging smiles and shots daily at Rumors Bar and Grill
Twat Larouge at Bill’s Legends Show
“Bestie” Community Realtor Kip Reynolds and his “trophy” boy
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The Week 3/7 to 3/13/2013
Winter Party Festival, Pridefest & ‘Legally Blonde: The Musical’ Photo by Juan Saco Mironoff-Miami-Gay-Blog.com
By Grant James
Official Winter Party Festival Kickoff oWinter Party Festival celebrates social and cultural events including art, dance, music, food and wine in a benefit for the LGBT community. The Hottest Winter in the World is a week packed full of events (3/6 to 3/11) that builds to the Beach Party, a dance event attended by over 4,500 partiers. About 10,000 participants from all over the U.S., Canada, South America, Europe, and Australia attend the five-day celebration, with official events held at a number of the hottest venues in town, including the host Shelborne South Beach. Legendary circuit DJs Chris Cox and Tony Moran kick off WPF with a bang at Miami Beach sizzling spot Score. Chris Cox has 44 Billboard Dance Chart number ones, has worked on Chris Cox over 600 records and was nominated
for a Grammy in 2004 for a song produced for Cher. Two-time Grammy-nominee Tony Moran reached number one twice on the Billboard Dance Chart, and is known for remixes of Madonna, Beyoncé, Rihanna, and many others. Start WPF off right. At 10 p.m., at Score Nightclub (727 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach).
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THE WEEK Friday
But Do the Drapes Match the Carpet? oEverybody’s favorite pink-clad lawyer, Elle Woods is getting the musical treatment after two successful movies that put star Reese Witherspoon in the pink (although we still hate her for being married to Ryan Phillippe). Still, we can’t wait to see Elle “bend and snap” in song form. See the ambitious Harvard-bound blonde on stage, at 7 p.m., at Bailey Concert Hall and Fine Arts Theater (3501 Davie Rd., Fort Lauderdale).
Bold as Hell: Rosabel
Photo by Shannon Youngclaus
oDJ duo Rosabel (Ralphi Rosario from Chicago and Abel Aguilera from Miami) has previously landed five tracks on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play, so bring your damn boogie shoes to this Winter Party event. Cameo is hosting the party (a new addition to this year’s festivities), so come prepared to dance all night. They’re even extending their hours to 7 AM. Bold as hell. 10 PM. Cameo Nightclub. 1445 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, 33139.
2013 PrideFest: Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10 o2013 PrideFest is a tribute and celebration of the LGBT community, for the LGBT community, by the LGBT community, honoring our unique history and contributions to our culture. 2013 PrideFest, which takes place at the popular War Memorial Auditorium and Holiday Park, includes non-stop local, regional, and national entertainment, an outdoor marketplace featuring over 150 vendors, over 25 food booths, frozen drinks, beer, and cocktails, a dance/karaoke tent and many more fun and exciting surprises. 2013 marks the 36th Annual PrideFest and will its second year back at War Memorial Auditorium and Holiday Park. The venue includes a great indoor space for vendors in the air-conditioned War Memorial Auditorium, which will also feature the commemorative Aids Memorial Quilt. All ticket sales benefit our community. For more information, visit pridesouthflorida.org. Come join the fun and show your PRIDE! From 12 to 7 p.m., Saturday, March 9 and Sunday March 10, 2013. At Holiday Park/War Memorial Auditorium (800 NE 8 St., Fort Lauderdale).
Cool at the Pool: Shelborne South Beach Pool Party Jason Stuart (3/8)
Laugh ‘Out’ Loud: Pride Comedy Night oCharacter actor and comedian Jason Stuart brings a résumé that’s nothing to laugh at, including appearances with Governator Ahnald in “Kindergarten Cop,” and on “Will & Grace,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Entourage,” and others. Jessica Kirson is a popular stand-up comic who rose to fame in the 2003 season of “Last Comic Standing,” and continued with appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Apprentice,” and other shows. Little known fact: she’s stepsister of “Scrubs” star Zach Braff. It’s a family thing. At 8 p.m., at Parker Playhouse (707 NE 8 St, Fort Lauderdale).
oRelax poolside or get a little wild. Tomato, toemah-toe. The pool party known as Carnival will take place at the sophisticated Shelborne South Beach, host for this year’s Winter Party Festival. Brazilian DJ Rafael Calvente will spin the beats, and revelers are encouraged to sport carnival costumes, props, and gear. (Although—thankfully—this is encouraged, not enforced: Let’s be honest, not everyone looks stunning in a Ringmaster’s costume.) At 12 p.m., at the Shelborne South Beach (1801 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach).
Leather, Latex, and “Sweat”: Bill’s Official Winter Party Festival Leather Night oThe official leather party for Winter Party Festival, “Sweat” features hot sounds by DJ Herbie James. Strap on your best leather, latex, lace up and make memories. At 10 p.m., at Billy Filling Station (2209 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors).
THE WEEK Always After Me Lucky Charms! Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival
Brunch + Chic = Brunchic
oPaint the town green with floats, music, and entertainment when the Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival marches into downtown featuring the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales! The free St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival has grown into a huge event, attracting thousands to the streets of downtown for a one-of-a-kind celebration of all things Irish. The pageantry and excitement begin with a traditional Irish Blessing at Huizenga Plaza (located at Las Olas Boulevard and Andrews Avenue), which will be followed by the running of the 2nd Annual Leprechaun Leap, a family fun-run that features parents and kids dressed in green racing down Las Olas Boulevard. Following the noon parade, the St. Patrick’s Festival will continue at Huizenga Plaza and along the Riverwalk, featuring live music, Irish dancers, interactive entertainment, stilt walkers, leprechauns, cultural exhibits, and plenty of your favorite Irish food and beverages. The event will also feature live performances from popular bands including Celtic Bridge, Avalon, and The Fenians, with legendary front man Mick Meehan and ax-man Dan O’Brien. From 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., at various venues, including Huizenga Plaza (32 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale).
oThe fabulous Tiffany Fantasia takes to the large stage on the 12th Street block, as she and special guests entertain with plenty of “over the top performances.” Spaces are limited, so reserve your spot now as the lounge will only have one seating from 1 to 3 p.m. Bottomless mimosas will be pouring for $34.99 per person, with $5 of that donated to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. At 1 p.m., at Palace (1200 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach).
Putting the ‘T’ in Sidelines oThe popular Drive sports bar hosts its first-ever T Dance, in concert with the Official Closing Party for Pridefest. DJ Silvio will be spinning tunes, with live entertainment by Yovanni. At 7 p.m., at Sidelines Sports Bar (2031 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors).
Peel that Skin Back: The Onion oThe satirical news organization “The Onion” brings a live “news broadcast” to South Florida. Commenting on both real and fictional news stories, The Onion is loved in equal measure by people of all political stripes (as long as they own a sense of humor). Featuring parodies of interviews, exposés, investigative reporting, and more, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, etc. At 7:30 p.m., at Parker Playhouse (707 NE 8 Street Fort Lauderdale).
Tickling the Ivories oSAGE of South Florida presents Deric Bownds in a free classical piano concert. Dr. Bownds, a pianist and Professor at the University of Wisconsin, will perform a series of brief pieces by Haydn, Chopin, Faure, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Shostakovich, and Poulenc. At 2:30 p.m., at the Pride Center at Equality park (2040 N. Dixie Hwy., Wilton Manors).
Pridefest Parade at 10 a.m., at Holiday Park, Fort Lauderdale. oSex, Surf, and Sand: WPF Beach Party Superstar Beach Party DJs Brett Henrichsen and Joe Gauthreaux hit the shore for a stellar day of sun, sand, music, and men. The Beach Party is how Winter Party Festival began, and still kicks major ass. Over 5,000 people are expected to attend, so get tickets while there’s still room (yes the beach does have a maximum capacity). At 12 p.m., at Lummus Park (10th and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach).
oPop duo Karmin make their South Florida debut headlining Pridefest. The duo gained fame covering Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now.” At 6 p.m., at War Memorial Auditorium. 800 NE 8th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. THE WEEK continues on page 54
THE WEEK Monday
Go for the Afterglow oWinter Party Festival and Hilton Wolman present Afterglow, the best way to keep the night going on from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Mekka nightclub. DJ Paulo closes out the 20th edition of WPF with tracks that are sure to keep you dancing into the wee hours of the afternoon. At Mekka Nightclub (950 NE 2 Ave., Miami).
The Perfect Combo: Food & Trucks oArts Park in Hollywood hosts its weekly Food Truck Rally. Bring your friends, family, boyfriend, pets, and anyone else who will enjoy this fun and unique outdoor dining experience (and don’t forget your blanket, for a memorable picnic that’s fully customized to your needs). These food trucks are known for their delicious cuisine, so come hungry. At 5:30 p.m., at South Young Circle, Hollywood.
Matchbox Twenty (3/13)
That’s Liza with a “Z” oJim Dionysius stars in a fabulous birthday tribute to Liza Minnelli (it must be her 103rd, right?) Starting at 9:30 p.m., at Village Pub (2283 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors).
Matchbox Twenty Black Humor oJack Black and Tenacious D are back and more hilarious than ever, with an all-acoustic set that features such gems as “Tribute,” “F**k Her Gently,” and “Explosivo.” It’s like Weird Al meets “Flight of the Conchords.” At 7:30 p.m., at the Fillmore Miami Beach (1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach).
o90s Alt-Rockers Matchbox Twenty (formerly spelled “20”) had been working hard on a comeback album for years before releasing last year’s “North,” their first album with new content in 10 years. Remember “3 A.M.” and “Unwell?”Listen again: we’re sure memories of break ups will follow. At 8 p.m., at Hard Rock Live (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood).
Jack Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D (3/12)
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April 5th & 6th, 2013 8 pm
The Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art Auditorium Do you like Judy? The Golden Girls? Naughty jailbirds doing the tango? If so, you’ll love the Original Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus’ Spring show: Guilty Pleasures. Join us April 5th & 6th, 2013 at 8pm for a fantastic night of the entertainment that will satisfy all your musical desires!
Tickets: $25 General Admission & $40 VIP
For updated information on our concerts, events or joining our chorus, Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County please visit our website www.theftlgmc.org Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. or call 954.832.0060.
More than Just Smoothies
By Richard David Chamberlain
The assortment of smoothies offered at JuiceBlendz is characteristically superb. This franchise chain was an early leader in high-protein, all-natural drinks for increased energy and muscle building. Of the Healthy Choice Blendz, for those looking to maximize your gym workouts and training sessions, order up the Isoplex Low Carb Smoothie ($6.25), which is actually a complete meal replacement in a 24-ounce cup, featuring Isoplex (a supreme form of Whey Protein that delivers time-released ingredients to prevent muscle atrophy and add sandwiching the JB Ultimate ($6.95). The surprise metabolism support), skim milk and two fruits of here is the amount of deli ham, Ovengold turkey your choice (our suggestion is banana for potasbreast, and super-lean roast beef layered with Prosium and strawberries for antioxidants). volone cheese and JB sauce, a tangy sweet taste But JuiceBlendz is far more than just drinks. The unique to JuiceBlendz. For a totally different meal, company has a complete range of eats, as well, intry the hot and toasted JB Albacore Melt ($6.75), cluding some excellent choices for a fast breakfast which combines spinach with light mayonnaise treat. Bagels are in the center ring, providing the and Provolone cheese. Ask for it “extra toasty,” foundation from which to build a sandwich for and experience the diverse flavors at full bloom. $3.75. The JB Garden Bagel is the healthy food The franchise also rocks with its French Bachoice, serving up spinach, tomato, cream cheese, guette roll featured in the JB Turkey Club ($6.75), and melted Provolone cheese on a wheat bagel combining Ovengold sliced turkey breast, sliced that is toasted to perfection. For those carnivores, tomatoes, crisp bacon, melted Provolone cheese, the JB Ham Bagel adds deli ham to the mix, while and JB’s secret spread in another hot sandwich a JB Plain Bagel with cream cheese charts in at a that’s a hearty as it is delicious. The JB Ravin’ reasonable $1.99. Roast Beef ($6.95) packs on the Provolone (once For lunch and dinner, wraps reign supreme at again melted) with cream cheese in a refreshing JuiceBlendz, made fresh using spinach, tomato and hot-and-cold taste counterbalance topped with whole wheat (the choice is yours). Our favorite warm au jus. of the group is the Asian Blendz Wrap ($6.25) For those who need just a little extra to fill out featuring sliced chicken breast that is incredibly their meal, JuiceBlendz adds 99-cent side portions moist, charmed with the crispiest of fresh romaine of Three-Potato Salad, Rotelli Pasta Salad, or a lettuce, sliced carrots, toasted sesame seeds for spicy Salsa Raviolini—all of which are small in size added crunch, and JB peanut sauce that provides a but huge in flavor. savory zest. The Sensational Caesar Wrap ($6.50) JuiceBlendz features a Daily Specials menu truly lives up to its billing, stuffed full of sliced that allows you to mix and match without chicken breast, Romano dressing, and breaking the pocketbook. Order any fresh grated Parmesan cheese. wrap with a side and a bottled drink JuiceBlendz also produces some for $4.99. A wrap with a 16-ounce excellent sandwiches made all the 2248 Wilton Dr. more special by its freshly baked Wilton Manors FL smoothie tallies up $6.99. But splurge on a 24-ounce smoothie, and tell Italian Ciabatta. The bread shines 33305 them Guy Magazine sent you. with its crisp crust and dense interior
Ibiza, Part II Dance the Night Away By Robert Elias Deaton
Ibiza is famous for its parties and nightlife and drinking into the wee hours of the morning. That reputation is not unfounded. While the beaches are full of white sand and naked bodies during the sun-filled days, it is after sundown that the Spanish island some 50 miles off the coast of Valencia shines brightest. There are seven major clubs on Ibiza, scattered around the Island, but all are within a 45-minute drive from Ibiza Town. Of the lot, the most famous is also the oldest and the closest—Pacha, famous for its fireworks (literally!) and its cherries that not only make up half of its logo but also are a featured addition to every drink. Created in 1973, this little old finca has grown into the most dominant clubbing brand in the world, with the Ibiza venue still very much the driving force and jewel in the crown. With a reputation for providing clubbing with style, it is unrivalled when it comes to adding some VIP pizzazz to proceedings. This playground for the rich and famous regularly features mega-star DJs like Guetta and Erick Morillo. Expect to pay 10 euros for a cab ride from Ibiza Town, €15 from neighboring Playa d’en Bossa, and €20-25 from San Antonio on the other side of the island. Pacha is also reachable from Ibiza Town on foot, in a nice 10-15 minute stroll from the center of the village to the club’s front door. For 100 euros, gain entrance to a
VIP table and feel like a prince (or even a queen). If electronic dance music is your thing, think Space Ibiza in Playa D’en Bossa. Owned by Ibicenco Pepe Rosello, Space Ibiza is one of the few clubs that offers daytime clubbing as well as nighttime excesses. Now a sprawling and modern discoteca, with five different areas, Space is Ibiza power-clubbing at its finest, with a particular emphasis on the best international DJs across all genres. Sundays at Space are particularly popular (with a cover charge to match), with its opening (May) and closing (September) parties for the season the best attended of any events. Expect to pay from 20-40 euros for parties at Space. Your ticket usually entitles you to one free drink. Drinks are priced at the Ibiza norm, with a Vodka Lemon costing 12 euros and a beer 8 euros. It’s expensive to play this well. The world’s biggest club is in Ibiza and is known as Privilege. With a Main Room like an aircraft hangar, Privilege is so large that the club could fit the whole of most of the other clubs in Ibiza inside it. Renowned for hosting spectacular and grandiose parties, Privilege provides layer after layer of club space to explore, as well as a swimming pool at its center. For a totally different nightclub experience, attend one of Privilege’s sex shows, which have to be seen to be believed. Yes, it’s real sex. Home of Manumission, an annual event/party that constantly strives to outdo itself, year after year. Free buses will get you to Privilege from Ibiza Town, San Antonio, or Playa D’en Bossa, or it’s a 10-15 euro cab ride from any of these places to the club. A not-to-be-missed event any night of the week. Other clubs on Ibiza include Amnesia, located in the middle of the island near San Rafael; DC10, near the airport on the road to Las Salinas; plus Eden and Es Paradis, located on the waterfront in San Antonio.
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Truly Awesome Arms Part 2: Building Beautiful Biceps By Tom Bonanti
Last time, we began a discussion about making a commitment to building an amazing set of biceps. For maintenance, work biceps once a week for 20 minutes or so using an array of arm curls. To increase size and perfect your shape, work them two to three times a week for the same amount of time. Make sure to give your biceps 48 to 72 hours rest between workouts. This gives broken down muscle fibers a chance to recover, and grow thicker and denser. When performing your reps, never jerk or swing the weight because the biceps can tear easier than any other muscle when your form is clumsy. I combine biceps with chest, shoulders, or even legs, but never with back because any decent back routine is going to tax biceps, thus preventing you from really giving them your all. Here are four of my favorite exercises for building beautiful biceps. Do three sets of eight to twelve reps of each exercise, and make sure to stretch between exercises and sets.
CABLE CURLS: These are a nice alternative to barbells and dumbbells. Attach a straight bar to the lower cable assembly and grasp the bar with a medium-width, underhanded grip. Stand upright with the arms straight and the bar resting in front of the thighs. Keep your upper arms tight at your sides, bend the elbows and curl the bar up to the chin level. Pause briefly, squeeze the contraction, and lower the bar back down slowly to starting position.
STANDING DUMBBELL CURLS: Here’s a way to isolate each bicep. Stand upright, holding a dumbbell in each hand at your sides in a palmsin grip. Keep the upper arms motionless as you bend the elbows and curl the weights upward, turning the hands so that the wrists face the shoulders at the top. Pause, squeeze and lower back down twisting to the palms-in position.
EZ CURLS: Standing with knees slightly bent, grip an EZ curl bar (this bar is made explicitly for biceps training, it is bent in the middle to facilitate your grip) with palms facing up, shoulderwidth apart. Curl the bar by flexing your arms at the elbow. Your elbows should remain close to your sides. Lower the weight in a controlled manner to starting position. Remember to hold a powerful contraction at the top and slowly lower the weight down on the negative.
INCLINE DUMBBELL CURLS: Sit on a bench at a 45-degree incline. Keep your back straight, feet flat on the floor, and arms at your side. Curl the dumbbell by flexing arms toward the shoulders. (You can do single alternating arms, as well.) Slowly lower dumbbells in a controlled motion until your arm is extended. Make sure especially when you do dumbbell curls that you do not swing the weights too much. Remember to keep proper form and execute each rep in a controlled and calculated manner. Good luck with your workouts. Be consistent and patient, and don’t be afraid to push yourself. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions anytime, and check out my website at pumpnincgym.com.
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