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08 Guys Night Out 16 Bar Guide 28 Poff Culture 32 Trending 36 Adam & Ease 40 Happy Hour Guide 44 Guy Dining

48 Betch 50 Guy Bytes 52 Guy Travel 56 Celeb Scene 60 Guy Fitness 64 Love Jones

Bobby Blair Publisher Cliff Dunn Editor Jason Otero Creative Director Editorial Contributors Bob Kecskemety, Duncan St. Thibault, Tom Bonanti, Brad “Scoop” Casey, Andy Kress, Adam Strong, Robert Elias Deaton, Dale Madison, DJ Maximus 3000, Kyle Poffenbarger Production Dennis Dean Editorial Photographer Paul Lescault Photographer Alexander Maxwell Photographer Angel Torres Production Assistant Administrative Chris Hamel, Silas Thebert Sales & Marketing Keith Chamlee Sales Manager keithchamlee@guymag.net - 954-465-1563 Keith Norris Client Services Executive keithnorris@guymag.net - 404-550-8030 Dale Madison Client Services Executive dalemadison1@aol.com - 954-478-2415 Barry Wallace Client Services Executive barrywallace@guymag.net - 304-610-6259 Marvin Nathan Client Services Executive marvinnathan@guymag.net - 954-903-4771x504 Justyn Hudson-Swordy Client Services Executive justinhudson@guymag.net - 954-822-3604 National Sales Rivendell Media National Ad Representatives 212-242-6863 Display Ads Placement Ad Deadline: Thursday, Noon Camera Ready Artwork Deadline: Friday, Noon Display Advertising sales@guymag.net - 954-903-4771 Classifieds Ads Text Ad Deadline: Thursday, 5 p.m. Placement Ad Deadline: Thursday, 5 p.m. Camera Ready Artwork Deadline: Friday, Noon Main Office 2157 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33305 Phone 954-903-4771 Fax 954-607-5712, editor@guymag.net,

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bar guide ALIBI 2266 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors oGayborhood tradition since 1997. Comfortable, inviting atmosphere with indoor video bars, outdoor drinking and dining. Drink specials all week, with mammoth 22-ounce Long Island Iced Teas for $3 on Thursdays. BILL’S FILLING STATION 2209 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors oVideos, pool tables, dart boards, dance floor, happy hour, live shows, Tuesday and Thursday karaoke – and great burgers to boot. Fun and friendly truck-stop-themed bar, great staff. BOARDWALK 1721 N Andrews Ave Fort Lauderdale oOver 100 of the sexiest men from all over the world. Go-go dancers, cages, billiards, 2-4-1 Happy Hours. Drag emcees and did we mention the boys? BOOM 2232 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors oThe bar with two names features a dance club and Gayborhood bar. Drag Bingo on Mondays, karaoke Mondays and Tuesdays, dance music Fridays and Saturdays, and (indoor) Sunday T-Dance.

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Fort Lauderdale / Wilton Manors

CORNER PUB 1915 N Andrews Ave Wilton Manors oFriendly atmosphere, unpretentious clientele and staff. Next to Island City Pizza (so you can get your drink AND your slice on).

DUDES 3270 NE 33rd St Fort Lauderdale oMen dancing for men. Hot go-go boys in an upscale atmosphere, piano lounge for more quiet interludes. Steamy shower shows.

CUBBY HOLE 823 N Federal Hwy Fort Lauderdale oButch bar and grill with a rockin’ daytime crowd (and a fun nighttime one, too). Fifty-cent pool, 2-for-1 drinks all day every day, video games, hot movies on HDTV and DirecTV. Thursdays it’s Bare Bear Chest Night, and every Friday and Saturday, the fur flies with Hot Bears on Poles (where the Grizzlies Grind)!

JOHNNY’S 1116 W Broward Blvd Fort Lauderdale oClub, bar, lounge. Male dancers and the men who love (to ogle) them. Sunday amateur strip contest (and karaoke!).

DEPOT CABANA BAR AND GRILL 2935 N Federal Hwy Fort Lauderdale oAdjacent to the America’s Best Inn and Suites. Pool open daily - No Cover or Day Pass. Great food, daily happy hour, Sunday afternoon T-Dance Poolside. Karaoke and live music. Open daily at 11:30 a.m.

LIPS 1421 E Oakland Park Blvd Oakland Park oThe Ultimate in Drag Dining. Dinner and shows six nights a week. Sunday Gospel Brunch with the Sisters of Sequins. THE MANOR 2345 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors oWeHo vibe (think: LA’s The Abbey) in the heart of the Gayborhood. Dine, drink, dance, play, mingle. Theme rooms (salsa and merengue every weekend in the Latin Quarter!). Live dancing and dining.


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bar guide MATTY’S ON THE DRIVE 2426 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors oDrink specials, billiards, and a chill gayborhood vibe. 75 cent drinks on Wednesdays. No Drama, No Smoking. MONKEY BUSINESS 2740 N Andrews Ave Fort Lauderdale oCozy neighborhood bar. Karaoke, drags shows, Patio Bar – and open at 9 a.m. daily. MONA’S 502 E Sunrise Blvd Fort Lauderdale oCocktail Lounge in the heart of Searstown. Fun customers, fun bar- tenders and fun proprietor (the Leg- endary Jerry). Outside patio. Wednesday karaoke, Thursday Speedball Tournament. NAKED GRAPE 2163 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors oRelaxing, friendly, hip, unique-the alternative gathering place on Wilton Dr. Now serving tapas nightly. Social Hour features & In The Biz all the time. RAMROD 1508 NE 4th Ave Fort Lauderdale oVoted World’s Favorite Leather Bar. Pig Dance first Saturday of the month – South Florida’s Busiest, Craziest Monthly Party (with caged

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hunks at midnight on Saturdays – Is there a downside to this?). ROSIE’S BAR & GRILL 2449 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors oNexus of the A-Gay List. Be Seen in the Scene (without making one). Food, folks, libations, and a killer Sunday Funday. SCANDALS SALOON 3073 NE 6th Ave Wilton Manors oA line-dancin’, tight blue jeans-wearin’ good time. Country and western music, two-steppin’, three-steppin’, pool tables, and themed events year ‘round. Cowboys and Indians was never this much fun, Pilgrim. SIDELINES 2031 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors oWhere sports come first. Nationally known destination sports bar with TVs streaming NFL, MLB, NBA and college games. Pool tables, dart boards and large indoor (and now smoke-free) fa- cility. Outdoor patio features area for smokers. Mixed crowd of gay men and women (who would have thought?). Featured in Bloomberg Businessweek and recommended by LOGO. SLAMMER 321 W Sunrise Blvd Fort Lauderdale

oPrivate Men’s Club. Pay cover, then uncover. Monday In the Biz, Thursday Leather Nights. They bring the party (and the mattresses), you bring the booze. SMARTY PANTS 2400 E Oakland Park Blvd Fort Lauderdale oCozy neighborhood bar with daily happy hour, and regular patrons. Show night Thursdays at 9 p.m. Karaoke Friday and Saturday nights, with matinee on Sunday afternoon. THE STABLE 205 E Oakland Park Blvd Fort Lauderdale oLevis-and-leather neighborhood bar, where the bears line dance and the cowboys are VERY friendly. TORPEDO 2829 W Broward Blvd Fort Lauderdale oDance, shoot pool, drink til 4 a.m., 7 nights a week. Doors open at midnight; dance til dawn. WILTON’S BIER GARDEN 2245 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors o German cuisine meets Der Gayborhood, in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Upstairs dining, downstairs outdoor patio and bar, DJ music, and a fun staff make one of Wilton Manors’ newest venues a good time to be had by all.


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bar guide CLUB SUGAR 2301 SW 32nd Ave Miami oGay Latin scene, with Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton, Hip Hop and House music always playing.

Miami / Miami Beach

Road, never a cover. Drink specials all week long, live DJs, high energy music and a fun crowd getting their dance on til late.

DISCOTEKKA 950 NE 2nd Ave Miami oHot music, hot scene, hot bartenders, and hot patrons in the hot heart of Downtown Miami.

PALACE BAR 1200 Ocean Drive Miami Beach oThis bar and restaurant in the heart of South Beach’s Art Deco District. Mouthwatering burgers, boys (and girls!). Weekend cabaret shows Thursday through Sunday.

JOHNNY’S MIAMI 63 NE 14th Street Downtown Miami oThe second location of the infamous Club, bar, lounge. Male dancers and the men who love (to ogle) them. Multiple weekly events including Latin Thursdays and Drag Queen Mondays and no cover.

SCORE 727 Lincoln Rd Miami Beach oDance, drink, party all night on Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road. Tons of events throughout the year, including fundraisers for Winter Party, White Party, and Miami Beach Gay Pride.

MOVA LOUNGE 1625 Michigan Ave Miami Beach oOn Miami Beach’s famed Lincoln

SPACE 34 NE 11th St Miami oMingle and mix with gays and str8s in

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the heart of Downtown Miami. Indoor dance floors and outdoor rooftop bar, spectacular light show. SWINGING RICHARDS 17450 Biscayne Blvd N Miami oThe only gay strip club in Southern Florida to offer FULLY NUDE dancers. Smokin’ hot dancers all week long. TWIST 1057 Washington Ave Miami Beach oGreat music, friendly staff, hot tourists and locals. Never a cover, always a groove. Bungalow Bar = Hot Men. In SoBe’s Art Deco District. VLADA LOUNGE 3215 NE 2nd Ave Miami oUrban, sophisticated and chic in Midtown Miami with a bar that ices over. New York pedigree meets Miami attitude. Nightly DJs, never a cover.


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By DALE MADISON

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ne of the legendary figures in South Florida’s club scene is Victor Zepka, owner of the Boardwalk Bar. Looking back from the “vantage point” of 1984, who would have thought that what started as a piano bar in Sunny Isles would become one of the world’s most famous male strip nightclubs? Zepka found the location quite by accident, and at a time when there were far fewer gay bars in town. “At that time there was a club called 13 Buttons, and the old Seagull Resort,” notes Zepka. “You would never walk down Lincoln Road after 6:00 p.m. There were no safe places and no lighted parking lots at the time,” he adds. At this point, the bar was far from the success it would achieve—or the theme it would adopt. “It was ‘okay’ business-wise,” explains Zepka about the bar’s early days, “but I just knew that there was much more that I had expected.” The club had yet to take on the trappings that would make it famous. “Then one day a customer said, ‘Gee I wish there was a club around that featured male dancers,’” Zepka remembers. “I started out with one dancer, who would come out between sets of the piano player, and then I added another and another and, finally, it was one of those things that happened on a lark, and the rest as they say is ‘history,’” Zepka says with a laugh. Although he was enjoying the successes of owning a popular spot, the true impact of it had yet to hit. That was soon to change. “After the business really took off, I went to Amsterdam, as the boyfriend wanted to try marijuana legally. While we were there at a local bar, the bartender and two of the patrons asked where we lived,” says Zepka. “We

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told them ‘Miami,’ and after a second, they asked ‘Have you heard of a place called the Boardwalk?’ It was really quite flattering,” he admits. “Can you imagine that in South Florida we get five million tourists a year, and Las Vegas gets 53 million a year? We are so fortunate to have the kind of quality people who visit, and Boardwalk is fortunate to have the staff and the boys who work for us,” he says. Just after the turn of the millennium, Zepka relocated the business from Sunny Isles to its present location in Greater Fort Lauderdale. “It is hard to believe that we have now been here in the new location for 10 years,” says Zepka. Along the way, he acquired a new business partner in the person of Jim Kolkana, who himself boasts a highly successful history as an entrepreneur. The Boardwalk continues to grow: In their current location, Zepka and Kolkana have partnered with longtime community member and restaurateur Vicky Bennett to open the very popular Beefcakes Restaurant. Zepka is grateful for his success, and for the ongoing community support. “At this point we don’t have to recruit people, they actually seek us out. One of the things that we really promote is that we are gay owned and operated. We support gay-owned businesses and hope that they return the support, and not just to us.” Zepka tries to maintain a generous personal outlook on business. “Sean David, the owner of Johnny’s [a competing men’s strip nightclub], is a former business partner here at Boardwalk. I love him, as he is a gay man and I want people to support him and his business,” says Zepka, with the mark of a true gentleman.


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Grammy-nominated American DJ PAGE is back, and this time around, he’s brought his A-Game! Best recognized for his tracks

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“The Longest Road,” “Fight For You,” and his most recent single, “In The Air,” Page has just released his third full-length album, also titled “IN THE AIR.” The LP features some of today’s newest and most talented artists: from powerhouse DJs

Sultan & Ned Shepard and the ever-reinventing, multi-talented technologist BT, to the tag-team of Tegan & Sara and the enchanting vocals

of one of the most sought-after singers today, Nadia Ali! Each song on the album is solid enough to hold its own, which is quite a feat for Page, considering the huge number of sound-alike dance songs that flood the scene today. “In The Air” was released on April 3, and the 16-track Bonus Version can be purchased for just $7.99 on iTunes: that’s less than .50 cents a song! What are

you waiting for?!?

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“It’s Hot” the debut single from Florida-based nightlife multientertainer Macaviti. A spectacle of fashion, high energy, punkrock, techno-organic fierceness, with in-your-face sass and spice, who has worked the club circuit for many years, and can now add the term “singer/songwriter” to his repertoire. I have seen this person in action and I can definitely tell you his shows are RED HOT! DJ MAXIMUS: Where are you from and where is your base? I am originally from Gary, Indiana (“Murder Capital of the World” and Home of the Most Dysfunctional Famous AfricanAmerican Families in the Business — next to the Braxton’s of course). I now dwell in Tampa, Florida, but the world is my stage. DJ MAXIMUS: You have an amazing look and presence. What would you say your influences are? Well, thank you. Most of my influences are music, fashion, and art. I get a lot of inspiration from artists like Michael Jackson, Prince, Janet Jackson, Grace Jones, Sylvester and anyone or thing willing to go against the grain of what society deems as acceptable. Another one of my favorite influential artists is Salvador Dali. He is a visual, creative orgasm. After going through his life’s work, you might have a hangover the next day — and the munchies. DJ MAXIMUS: You work as an entertainer performing at clubs. Would you identify as a Drag Persona, Club kid, both, or your own special brand? Well, the saying goes, “You’re born naked and the rest is drag.” However, I just consider myself a performance artist or entertainer. I don’t consider myself a Drag Queen simply because I’m not a female illusionist and I’m sure you’ve never seen a female look quite like myself. If so….I want

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her beheaded immediately!!! Seriously, I’m just doing what I feel in my heart and don’t judge myself through other people’s eyes. DJ MAXIMUS: Do you design your own outfits? Yes, I design everything from the headpieces to the outfits as high fashion plays a considerable role in everything I do. I believe as an artist, your image is just as important as your sound. I often love to use unconventional fabrics, materials, and pieces. Home Depot and Auto Zone is like going into Neiman Marcus and Saks for me. DJ MAXIMUS: Do you design stuff for other people? I often get asked to and I would ultimately love to have a clothing line someday. I have styled a few people quite a few times. Every now and again, a brave soul will ask me how I make my head pieces. But you know a good magician never reveals his secrets. DJ MAXIMUS: Craziest backstage experience? Darling, in the almost 12 years I’ve been bumping these pumps to the beat, my “craziest experience file” could incriminate a fortress of folks. I would hate to have to bring anyone down with me. But…. I will say there is nothing more completely liberating than stripping completely naked in front of thousands while all eyes are on you. DJ MAXIMUS: You recently crossed over with your first single “It’s Hot” as a vocalist. How did that process work for you, and how did the project come to life? Well, so far this new step into becoming a recording artist has been filled with much emotion. I feel like I’m starting over on a completely new level. So with that comes happiness, anxiety, ambition and a new sense of artistic freedom. My focus is always to inspire

others to tap into their own individuality no matter what society says. Be who you are, love who you are, and reach for the stars, and that is what it feels like to make that step. Knowing that I have the power to not only influence through performance, but through my songs and lyrics. DJ MAXIMUS: Any future projects in the works? In addition to performing at circuit parties and club events everywhere, writing and making my own music has taken center stage. DJ MAXIMUS: Into what other areas of the arts are you looking to cross over? Any other skills you’re currently working on at the moment? As I stated before, I would love to start a fashion line. I am so inspired by designers like Theirry Mugler, Alexander McQueen (RIP), and John Galliano (despite his anti-semetic statements, there is NO denying he is a genius). DJ MAXIMUS: Where can we see you perform next? Residencies? It seems as though lately I have more spots than a Dalmation. This a very good thing! You can find me at Gbar in Tampa , Revolution in Orlando on Thursday’s at its Back Door Bumby, and every Sunday as the host at Hamburger Mary’s in Tampa for Sunday Funday. Other than that, I often am showcased in Key West, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Washington DC, and Denver. DJ MAXIMUS: Where can we find out more info on you? Well, like the rest of the world, you can Google me. But remember everything you hear about me…. It’s all true! You can also check my Facebook fanpage. But to be honest, they say (who every they are) if you really want to know something you should go to the source so feel free to ask me directly at Macavitiatlarge@aol.com.


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Adam & Ease

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f you can, name one thing that screams “self-indulgence” as much as the idea of sleeping late on Sunday followed by a delicious brunch. (You can’t, can you?) The most decadent of meal ideas, it includes foods that are common to both breakfast and lunch, and even comes with a built-in grant of permission to tipple before the noon hour (okay, 11:30 a.m. is pushing it, but still). At once casual yet elegant, it is suited to a front porch picnic as much as it is to a dining room sit-down meal. There are many ways that you can serve a brunch (“throw” may be a better description), including an intimate meal-for-two, or go all out and give some of the Gayborhood’s restaurants a run for their money. Your menu should include a variety of tasty eats. Because this is “part breakfast-part lunch,” make sure you include some fruits, sliced tomatoes and other “brunchy” veggies, and maybe some different yogurts and granola, as well as muffins and rolls. We are going for luxury, not labor, so make sure the foods are both plentiful and easy to prepare (remember, you want a lot of selections). This means Eggs Benedict and quiche are in, but individual omelets are out. Remember, too, that unless you are planning a sit-down meal, servings will very likely be balanced upon the laps of your guests, so plan dishes accordingly. Waffles and French toast are easier to cut in this situation than a t-bone steak. This being brunch, you will want to offer Mimosas (champagne and orange juice) and Bloody Marys, in addition to coffee, juice, and soft drinks. Food, Glorious Food! Hopefully, you have a pretty good handle on the more “mundane” brunch foods (eggs, bagels, cereal, etc.), but try some of these delicious menu ideas on for size:

Huevos Rancheros 1 tablespoon(s) vegetable oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 clove(s) garlic, crushed with press 1 tablespoon(s) chipotle sauce or other hot sauce, plus additional for serving 1 teaspoon(s) ground cumin 1 can (28-ounce) tomatoes in juice, drained and chopped 1 can (15- to 19-ounce) black beans, rinsed and drained

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¼ cup (loosely packed) fresh cilantro leaves, chopped ¼ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon margarine or butter 4 large eggs 4 (6-inch) corn tortillas, warmed

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• In 4-quart saucepan, heat oil on medium until hot. Add onion and garlic, and cook 8 minutes or until beginning to brown. Stir in chipotle sauce and cumin; cook 30 seconds, stirring. Add tomatoes; cover and cook 3 minutes to blend flavors, stirring occasionally. Stir in beans, half of cilantro, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; heat through, about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. • Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, melt margarine on medium. Crack eggs, 1 at a time, and drop into skillet. Cover skillet and cook eggs 4 to 5 minutes or until whites are set and yolks thicken.

Popovers 3 large eggs 1 cup milk 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted 1 cup all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease well with melted butter or vegetable oil eight 6-ounce custard cups or twelve 2 ½ by 1 ¼ inch muffin-pan cups. Set custard cups on jelly-roll pan for easier handling.

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• Place tortillas on 4 dinner plates; top each with some tomato mixture and 1 egg. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro. Serve with avocado and additional hot sauce to taste.

• In a medium bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat eggs until frothy; beat in milk and melted butter until blended. Gradually beat in flour and salt. Or, combine all the ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth. • Pour about 1/3 cup batter into each prepared custard cup or fill muffin-pan cups half-full. Bake 50 minutes, then quickly cut a small slit in the top of each popover to let out steam; bake 10 minutes longer. Immediately remove popovers from cups, loosening with spatula if necessary. Serve hot. Makes 8 medium or 12 small popovers.


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New Special Happy Hours Guide Special Happy Hours Section

SOUTH FLORIDA Forget Your Troubles, HAPPY HOURS C’mon Get Happy (Hour) By CLIFF DUNN

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on’t tell the tourists: South Florida locals already know that some nights are busier than others (well, duh!). The same cannot be said of Miami-Dade and Broward’s gay Happy Hours, where friends and familiar faces blend with the out-of-town set to form a perfect blend of postwork and pre-night-out. To accommodate the multiple “crowds” (Baby Boomers and Gen X’ers, as well as Rat Packers and Brat Packers) that descend their watering holes, from South Beach to North Andrews Avenue, local saloonkeepers and restaurateurs have set up a clock-work timetable to keep the most budget-conscious, driest boy or girl well-lubricated (in Happy Hour libations, at any rate). Our tour of Happy Hours starts in Broward’s Gayborhood, Wilton Manors. At Tropics (2000 Wilton Drive), Happy Hour starts at 4 p.m. and runs through 9 p.m., Monday through Friday. Drinks are two-for-theprice-of-one (hereinafter, 2-4-1), which—in keeping with Gayborhood tradition--involves paying for a round all at once, and getting a chip for your second drink. In this case, that chip can be used at any time, even during the wee small hours when drinks are full pop. Across the way is Sidelines Sports Bar (2031-A Wilton Drive), “where sports come first” and where Happy Hour runs daily—for the first time!—from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. with half-price drinks (the other popular Gayborhood-variation on the split-level-drink-price), followed by a back-half Happy Hour from Midnightto-close, also with (according to their Web site) half-

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price libations. (Rumor on the Drive has it that a few kind words about FSU gets you in good with the effervescent publicans.) Just a few doors down is the southwestern-themed Rodeo Restaurant and Bar (2033 Wilton Drive), with a select Happy Hour specials menu: 50% off bottles of wine, Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; halfprice martinis on Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Thursday Ladies Nights, with half-price well drinks, beer, and wine glasses. One of the Drive’s most recent offerings is Pinché Taqueria (2045 Wilton Drive), a NYC-by-way-of-Tijuanatransplant, offering great outdoor atmosphere and a daily 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Happy Hour with $4 well drinks, $5 Pinché margaritas, and $20 margarita pitchers, as well as half-priced appetizers from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fans of the hip ambience and charming environs of the Naked Grape Wine Bar (2163 Wilton Drive,


Wilton Manors) followed owners and partners Caleb ben-Avram and Tim Slivinski when they relocated from just down the Drive, and both new and regular patrons enjoy their daily “Social Hour” from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with $5 glasses of house wine, and $5 bar bites. On Thursdays, get social with an expanded 5-toclose Social Hour, including $5 house wine glasses and bar bites, and the wine bar’s for-pets-and-their-humancompanions “Yappy Hour,” hosted by Naked Grape’s Brett and his canine companion, Penny, and featuring a menu of ‘Tapas for Pets,’ courtesy of Lola’s Healthy Pet Café in Wilton Manors. As Caleb and Tim like to remind friends and guests, Naked Grape is “pet-friendly for friendly pets.” Bring yours, and enjoy a round or two together. The perennial (and perennially-busy) Bill’s Filling Station (2209 Wilton Drive), includes Happy Hour of half-off drink prices from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, with an additional half-price “Bear Necessities” Happy Hour on Friday nights from Midnight to close. Another new Drive-arrival is Wilton’s Bier Garden (2245 Wilton Drive), with a continental flair and a new full-liquor bar, and a Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Happy Hour including 2-4-1 domestic draft beer, 2-4-1 well drinks, and 2-4-1 Coastal Vines house wine selections. Just down (or is it up?) the Drive, is The Manor Restaurant and Nightclub complex (2345 Wilton Drive), which is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but open for biz the rest of the week, with Happy Hour Wednesday through Friday from open ‘til 9 p.m., 2-41 drinks and $5 tapas (and what tapas!).

Did somebody say Rosie’s Bar & Grill (2249 Wilton Drive)? A Gayborhood fave for years rolls out its Happy Hour Mondays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with half-priced premium well, beer, and house wines and $1 off all other cocktails (excluding premium wines). Matty’s on the Drive (2426 Wilton Drive) has a new New York deli, and a 2-4-1 Happy Hour that runs Monday through Saturday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., and a drink chip that’s good through 10 p.m.! (Is there a downside to this?) What could we possibly say about Georgie’s Alibi (2266 Wilton Drive) that hasn’t been said before? The heritage Manors bar (open since 1997) runs its popular 2-4-1 Happy Hour Monday through Friday, with great food, friends, and faces (same as it ever was). Boom (2232 Wilton Drive) has a friendly, all-day vibe, with half-priced drink Happy Hours Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., as well as $7 premium martinis all day long. On the south side of the Gayborhood, where Wilton Drive turns into NE 4th Ave., you will find Fort Lauderdale’s oldest gay bar under the same ownership, Ramrod (1508 NE 4th Ave., Fort Lauderdale), a leather, Levis, and uniform bar with hot men and a 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily 2-4-1 Happy Hour (weekends included!). Voted the Number One Leather Bar in the World, Ramrod also hosts a Thursday “Bear Happy Hour” hosted by the Leather Scene Daddy Chad Bush. Mona’s Cocktail Lounge (and its adjoining Lisa’s Backyard, 502 E Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) has been a favorite of locals since the first drink was served in 1997. Happy Hour is celebrated seven days a week from noon till 9 p.m., with $2.50 domestic beers and well drinks, and $1.25 drafts. guymag.net

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Never one to be left out of the fun, Miami-Dade County has its own share of the Happy Hour excitement. There’s never a shortage of people to watch (and cruise) from the patio of Score (727 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach). It’s a great break from the two-story disco where Happy Hour runs 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Saturday. The drinks are strong, priced two-for-one. Johnny’s Miami (62 NE 14th St., Miami) serves up $5 drinks all night, Wednesday through Sundays, right along with 30 hot dancers performing on stage. The baby cousin to Johnny’s Fort Lauderdale, the Miami location makes muscle your newest accessory as dancers hang on your every word. Drag envy blushes to perfection at Palace Bar & Grill (1200 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach), across from the gay beach, rain or shine. Though every night’s a party where the fun never ends, check out Friday’s Happy Hour from 5-9 p.m. where drink specials make it all the more fun. Or dress in drag on Monday nights and demand your due: $4 Absolut drinks.

Miami’s piano bar, Magnum Lounge (709 NE 79th Street, Miami), puts a smile on Happy Hour 5 p.m.-8 p.m. with $4 margaritas and drink specials every night of the week. You’ll be in the mood to sing along. Twist (1057 Washington Ave., Miami Beach) is the granddaddy of all South Beach clubs, and rewards its regulars and tourists alike with 2-for-1 drink specials Friday through Wednesday, 1 p.m.-9 p.m. and all day Thursday. Eat and be merry with a free barbeque on Fridays and Sundays, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

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MOVA Lounge (1625 Michigan Ave., Miami Beach), a distant cousin of the famed Washington, D.C. MOVA, spreads its drinks specials in shotgun fashion. Show up on Thursdays and expect $4 Miller Lites and $6 Finlandia Vodka. Friday Happy Hour runs 6 p.m.-9 p.m. with half-priced cocktails. On Saturday, Grey Goose is bargain priced at $9. And look for half-priced drinks all night long on Karaoke Mondays, just to keep you in the mood. Club Sugar (2301 SW 32nd Ave., Miami) brings noche latina to sizzling Miami, and adds $5 well drinks and $4 domestic beer to keep you very Happy, FridaySunday, 10:30 p.m. til closing. Muy caliente. For those up late needing a special night on the town, look no further than Discotekka (950 NE 2nd Ave., Miami). This hot club with hot bartenders and super hot music gives the best deals of the week on Sunday nights with “Drag’s a Bitch.” Look for $3 Bud Lights and $5 well drinks, and a drag show at midnight hosted by Daisy Deadpetals. Vlada Lounge (3215 NE 2nd Ave., Miami) has a bar that ices over to keep your drinks freezer fresh. That comes in particularly handy during the daily Happy Hour two-for-one specials, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Included in the bargain: the club’s 17 special organic infused vodkas.

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Guy Dining By RICHARD DAVID CHAMBERLAIN

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he sign says “Greek Diner Gyros and Subs” in giant white letters against a blue background. Only upon careful examination do the words “Victoria Park” sneak into view. This restaurant, a onetime Miami Subs franchise, is a local favorite, and while the signage is new, the menu is a tried-and-true mix of diner classics and Greek staples. Olga Nikolaidis owns the joint with her family, and serves up some surprisingly good alternatives to fastfood fare. Our favorite here is an amazing Moussaka ($9.29), which in any other world would be called an eggplant casserole. It is a blend of seasoned ground beef and potatoes that do an adagio dance with sliced eggplant, topped with a Béchamel sauce. If you’re in the mood for a chicken dish, the Chicken Athenian ($12.79) is certain to please. It’s a baked breast that is stuffed to overflowing with spinach and feta cheese, and served with a Greek salad and potatoes. Moist and Mediterranean fresh. The idea of eating a grape leaf may not appeal to some, but when it’s wrapped around a Dolmathes ($4.49), any hesitation you may feel should disappear instantly. These meat, onion and rice rolls come six to a serving and can easily be a main course if you’re in the mood for a dish that is both light and filling. Spanikopita is a Greek classic against which all other dishes are compared. In the version prepared here, the phyllo pastry is crisp and flakey, accented with spinach and feta, and served in a portion sized to feed the troops. Order it in combo with a Greek salad ($8.49) or on its own ($6.49) as a side dish. Either way—nostimos. The traditional Gyro (pronounced “yee-ro” to the uninitiated) ($7.49) is a compressed mix of beef and lamb that is cooked on a vertical rotisserie and sliced

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onto pita bread. The taste difference at the Victoria Park Greek Diner is in the Tzatziki sauce—a blend of sour cream and cucumber that is whipped with garlic, dill and olive oil—that tops the Gyro sandwich. It’s sloppy and juicy—a four-napkin dish to be sure. And you’ll be happier because of it. The diner also serves a version with buffalo hot sauce called a Gyro Kaftero ($7.49). Both versions are served with crisp fries. Like diners worldwide, the Victoria Park Greek serves traditional (and not-so-traditional) breakfasts all day long. For $9.79, combine the Spanikopita, Gyro and two eggs—not cheap but a hearty plate that serves as breakfast and lunch. The omelette menu includes plain ($4.59), Western—with ham, green peppers, onion and cheese ($6.29), Athos—feta and spinach ($6.29), Meat Lovers—sausage, bacon, ham, onion, green peppers and cheese ($7.59), Doliana—spinach, feta, onion and tomato ($7.29) and the Koromilia—spinach, feta, tomato and sausage ($7.29) or any combination you can concoct. The plates are all heaped with hash browns or home fries and served with toast or grits (well, this is the South). The Victoria Park Greek Diner is open daily at 6:30 a.m. for the early birds (7 a.m. on Sundays), and stays hopping through 4 p.m. in the afternoon. Service can be a bit on the haphazard side with the gossip at the front register often too tempting to resist. It’s a family affair, after all. However, the food more than makes up for any service gaffs. The place is not only gay-friendly, they donate a portion of the daily till to HIV Research and Care. Sweet (and appreciated). Come hungry and tell them Guy Magazine sent you.

VICTORIA PARK GREEK DINER 1730 E Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale FL 954-759-0022


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Guy Bytes By DUNCAN ST. THIBAULT

Let the Games Begin: Apps to Stay Home For

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n the past, we talked about the manufacturers of classic toys and games who are getting in on the digital act and releasing brands that are almost as old as Rock, Paper, Scissors (BYTES, March 8, 2012: “To Separate the Men from the Boys, ask ‘How Digital are Their Toys?’”). As toy companies have already figured out, iPads and other tablets are excellent platforms to reintroduce traditional games with a combination of old familiar staples (games boards, etc.) and new tech. Designer Discovery Bay Games, which manufactures iPad accessories and apps along with puzzles and games, has introduced Duo Pop, an analog iPad add-on equipped with four “poppers:” handheld devices which send their signals via a controller that relays them to the iPad without the need for USB cables or wires. Duo Pop has six downloadable games available at the App Store: Got It, Guesstimation, Highlights Buzz Blast, Highlights Hidden Pictures Countdown, New York Times Swoop, and Saturday Night Live: The Game. Two of these take their themes (and content) from perennial Highlights magazine, three (Got It, Guesstimation, and SNL: The Game) are trivia-based challenges, and Swoop is a word game. For the trivia games, the handheld poppers evoke the clickers used by game show contestants, and in keeping with that tradition, the player who buzzes in fastest with the answer wins that round. On the downside, although the poppers work great with the controller when aimed from a few feet away, you must still lean in close to the iPad in order to read the screen. Requiring no cords to plug in is a convenience—but be sure to have enough AAA batteries on hand (11 of them, to be precise). New York Times Swoop and the Highlights entries can be played just fine without the poppers, using the iPad’s touch screen. The game apps are for two to four players, or teams, and are recommended for all ages. The Duo Pop sells for around $40. There is no charge for the apps themselves, but some of them offer extra content only available via in-app

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purchase—a cagey way to charge for something that’s “free.” The Duo Pop’s portability makes it suitable for taking on road trips, to the beach, or anywhere. Just remember to bring the batteries. Got Style? Get “The Collection” There are times when the fashionista in my house, Proculus, needs an on-the-go Style fix. The Collection is an iPad app from The New York Times, which brings all the fashion and style coverage of the “Newspaper of Record” to your fingertips. Culling style and fashion news and other content from the publishing giant’s brands— including The New York Times, Styles, T Magazine,

and The International Herald Tribune and The Times’ fashion blogs—The Collection is ground zero for all things fashion, including exclusive coverage available only for app users. In addition, app users receive updates from across the fashion industry, behind-the-scenes interviews, photos taken within inches of the runways in New York, Paris, London, and Milan, shopping videos, fashion reviews from Times writers Cathy Horyn and Suzy Menkes, hot new product offerings, the latest in beauty and cosmetic trends, and a slew of other content, as well as the ability to seamlessly share favorite articles, videos, and slide shows via Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail. At present, the app is free to download and all content is likewise free for a limited time. The developer says that some content will remain free, but only subscribers will have unlimited access to the app.

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Playa del Inglés

Guy Travel By ROBERT ELIAS DEATON

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he Canary Islands sit off the coast of Northwest Africa some 60 miles from Morocco but, otherwise, a world away. The Spanish archipelago is composed of seven major islands, all watched over by its own patron saint, the Virgin of Candelaria, who has her hands full—particularly in Playa del Inglés, the largest resort town in the group. Here, being gay is not only accepted, it’s expected. Let me explain. All of the Canaries, as the islands are collectively known, have a live-and-let-live lifestyle that manifests itself in a joy so contagious that straights, gays, transsexuals, and bipolars rub hips, lock lips and otherwise enjoy each other’s company without the slightest hint of judgment. Playa del Inglés on Gran Canaria (the second most populated of the islands) takes carpe diem to the extreme with a nude beach and sand dunes to frolic by day, and a 200 store/bar shopping mall called the Yumbo Centrum to get naughty by night.

The Riu Palace Maspalomas Hotel Avenida Tirajana, Plaza Fuerteventura

But first things, first. You get to the Canary Islands via flights to Las Palmas Airport (LPA). From the airport, known locally as Gando, you can catch a cab to Playa del Ingles for 35 euros, or take the five euros #66 public bus if money is tight. Either way, it’s a short 20-minute trip.

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The Riu Palace Maspalomas Hotel (Avenida Tirajana, Plaza Fuerteventura) is always a good choice for a place to stay. It’s the closest hotel to the sand dunes and the gay beach (located near beach stand #7)—just follow the pack of boys in thongs. It’s a ten minute walk to Yumbo Centrum (Avenida de Espana), a four-story tourist trap of stores and restaurants during the day that turns into a gay mecca at night. After 10 p.m., the bars take control of the place, with each trying to outdo the other with music and drink specials, backrooms and black lights. The dress code in the evening is, well, minimum—as in, the less you have on the better. Nearly all the gay bars at Yumbo are clothing optional. The only item required is footwear, which should tell you something. You can float from bar to bar, wearing only your underwear, which is about as carpe diem as you can get. Most clubs charge five euros cover, which includes a free drink. At The Cellar, on the ground floor, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays are Underwear night (that’s the maximum you can wear), Thursday night you’ll find Naked in the Dark (no explanations needed), Saturday is Jock Strap night while Sunday is Shoes Only. The Cellar knows how to throw a party. On the first floor, Cruise Bar is the oldest gay club in town. Its theme is leather, the mood is dark, and the place is packed until 6 a.m., so they must be doing something right. Upstairs on the fourth floor is Club Mykonos, with an enormous dance floor, and a motto that reads “If You’re Not Having Sex, See One of Our Staff for Assistance.” Think of it as Greek by way of Spain, Canary style. The local Gay Pride runs from May 7 through 12. There’s a traditional parade on the final day running smack through the middle of town on the Avenida Tirajana. This year’s theme is Countries of the World, so you’ll fit right in even if you Amsterdam Hotel de L’Europe call Florida home. The entire event climaxes at the Yumbo Centrum (where else?) and it’s a 24/7 type of party—not unlike the Canary Islands itself. And remember, the Virgin of Candelaria has your back.


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CELEBRITY SCENE

Tom of Finland

Exhibit Summers in SoBe “Definitive Collection” of Pioneering Homoerotic Artist at WORLD EROTIC ART MUSEUM thru July 31

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he essential works of one of modern art’s most iconic figures will be on display from April 14-July 31, as Naomi Wilzig’s World Erotic Art Museum (1205 Washington Ave., Miami Beach) presents TOM OF FINLAND: MALE MASTERWORKS, a major exhibit that will focus on artwork that had a profound impact and transforming influence upon gay culture. The extraordinary homoerotic drawings of Tom of Finland—who was born Touko Laaksone in 1920 in Kaarina, Finland, challenged oppressive stereotypes of gay men, depicting them at ease and at play. Called by cultural historian Joseph W. Slade the “most influential creator of gay pornographic images,” Finland, who died in 1991, produced more than 3,500 illustrations. By depicting masculine men enjoying their sexuality free of shame, Tom of Finland had a major impact on global culture and attitudes towards LGBT persons. Opening on the weekend of Miami Beach Gay Pride, the exhibit will feature art collector Volker Morlock, who has been involved with the Tom of Finland Foundation since 1991, as guest speaker on the opening night. The editor of the anthology “Tom of Finland Retrospective 111” and consultant for Taschen Publishing on the books “Quaintance” and “Tom of

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Finland XXL,” Morlock has curated the exhibit’s original artwork which illustrates the development of Finland’s techniques and subject matter through five decades of his prolific work. Raised in the rough and wild farm country of Finland, Touko was drawn to the muscular frontiersmen of his youthful home who became the inspiration for his drawings. After his military service during World War II, he was urged by colleagues to submit his drawings to the American body building magazine Physique Pictorial. The 1957 cover story of a laughing lumberjack became a sensation, and established the name “Tom of Finland.” In 1979, Finland founded the Tom of Finland Company with his friend Durk Dehner, owner of several paintings which will also be on view during the exhibit. In 1984, the non-profit Tom of Finland Foundation was formed as an educational archive to preserve, restore, and exhibit erotic art. For sheer homoeroticism, the finely detailed body of work that Tom of Finland left will never be surpassed. Tickets for the exhibit are $15, and no one under 18 years old will be admitted. Further information is available by calling 305-532-9336; or via weam.com.


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CELEBRITY SCENE PALACE Presents International Singing SensatioN

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Tel Aviv-born Dance Performer SoBe-bound for Miami Beach Gay Pride

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cean Drive’s first and only gay bar will be the scene this Sunday for the South Florida performance of dance singer/songwriter Maya Simantov. During the Official Miami Beach Gay Pride Block Party, Maya—direct from Tel Aviv—will perform her most famous hits remixed by world famous DJ/ producer Offer Nissim. The singer will be featured on the Latin Stage, one of two entertainmentpacked platforms positioned outside of the landmark restaurant. Starting at the age of two, Maya had dreams of becoming a singer. Born and raised in Tel-Aviv, she was inspired by the music of Mariah Carey, Chaka Khan, and Whitney Houston, among others. Maya’s debut dance album, “First Time,” became one of Israel’s all-time best dance albums before it was released internationally by Star69 Records owner and producer Peter Rauhofer. May’s talents as a singer, songwriter, lyricist, and composer have been finely-honed over the last decade. In 2002, Maya teamed with Israeli producer Yinon Yahel and recording artist, producer, and DJ Offer Nissim. The trio worked together and achieved major success. Maya’s work caught the attention of several internationally known DJs, producers, and music label executives, including Grammy Awardwinning producer Rauhofer. The year 2005 Maya brought international fame to Maya & Company, with the release of numerous chart-toppers, including the Billboard Top 25 hit “Searching.” In addition, “First Time” reached Number 10 on the Billboard Dance/Club Play

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charts. Last January, her second album with Offer Nissim, “OVER YOU,” was released. In addition to Yinon Yahel, over the past two years Maya has worked with several other international producers, releasing original tracks with DJ/producer Itay Kalderon, as well as Skazy and others. Her sweet, soulful voice has entertained international audiences across Asia, Europe, South America, and the United States. Palace Presents: The Latin Stage Sunday April 15, 2 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Palace, Ocean Drive at 12th Street. The Miami Beach Gay Pride Block Party at The Palace: The Place to Show Your Colors of Pride!


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Guy Fitness By TOM BONANTI

Reach Your Peak Physique By Summertime!

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t’s easy to skip the gym and make lame excuses about being too tired or too busy to get up off your glutes and lose weight and tone up. But unless you prefer living under a rock, you’ve got to see that the summer sizzle is nearly upon us and everywhere guys are looking leaner and hotter than ever. If you’re going to make the grade, you’ve got to have a plan. Plus you should never play the procrastination game when it comes to living a healthier happier life.

Here’s a few training strategies that will pump new vitality into your training regime and help you to spring into a new season of sun and fun in South Florida. Shake up your routine and shock those muscle fibers into growing bigger – now! If you are bored with your same old weight training and cardio routines, chances are so are your muscles…and when they’re bored they refuse to grow bigger and stronger. Never rely on only one type of free weight equipment or cardio station during a workout. In every workout, combine dumbbells, barbells and cables. Your muscles need a variety of forms and movements in order to be challenged, breakdown and grow. For example, when blasting chest, you may want to do barbell flat bench presses, dumbbell incline presses and cable crossovers. As far as cardio goes, begin with a recumbent bike, switch to a Precor and try out the stair stepper when you are bold enough. Calculate your target heart rate and work your way into the fat burning zone and keep it there for 20 minutes or so.

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Often when my schedule is very busy, I like to workout twice a day. “What’s that?” you say! Sometimes in the morning I may have only half an hour between clients. That’s a sufficient time for a pretty decent workout especially if you want to target one muscle group or do a dynamite cardio routine. Later in the day when time allows work another muscle group or do some more cardio for 20 minutes or so. Be consistent with your workouts and keep track of what you do and when you do it. Stretching your muscles is great for injury prevention and it can actually help you build muscle. Like any muscle movement, stretching helps in its own way to break down stubborn muscle fiber, prevent the build up of painful adhesions, and build new muscle. Remember to stretch and tightly flex after each set of exercises the muscle group you have just worked. Light overall stretching session before and after your workout, is a must. Turn the heat up on your cardio by adding a burst of power and speed at brief intervals. This is basically what interval training is all about. If you’re on a treadmill or Precor, for example, this will mean bumping up to a minute of intense activity at a higher speed every 10 minutes or so according to your ability. These high intensity intervals interspersed into your already challenging routine will help you reach a higher level of cardiovascular fitness. As with any form of hard work, it is good to reward yourself as you see progress happening. Therefore, go shopping! Replace those tired, baggy, sweat stained, workout clothes with gear that shows off that body of yours. Make the most of your workouts. Enjoy the beautiful body you’ve worked so hard to create and stay healthy! For more tips on making your workouts fun and exciting contact TrainerTomB@aol.com.

Tom Bonanti is a certified personal trainer and owner of Pump’n Inc Gym at 1271 NE 9th Ave, Fort Lauderdale. For more tips on how to get bigger beefier arms by summer, give me a shout at TrainerTomB@aol.com


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Love Jones By JUSTIN JONES

[cybersexual] [anonymous]: hi cutie. [justin]: hey there. [anonymous]: ure really cute. wanna come over? [justin]: sry, i dont really hookup. [Deleted Message]: Unfortunately a user blocked you before you had the opportunity to read the message they sent you.

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h, the familiar Grindr tri-tone. It precedes the most profound questions, like “what r u into?” and “u clean?”—questions unsuitable for anything but the blind safety of a phone app, yet somehow better conceived than that amateurish “a/s/l?” crap of yesterday. Welcome to Web X.O, Sexualized Social Media, where we move our shyness and introversion beyond the mere social and into the shadowy corners of our darkest fantasies. Far from being a new techno trend, hearing a tri-tone and thinking “SEX!” started for some of us in the infancy of popularized cyberspace with, as I recall, AOL 3.0. It was that second, “fun” screen-name you hid from your family and friends which you used for plundering the corridors of the Man4Man chat rooms. Through this Secret Identity, you explored a side of yourself that you kept otherwise hidden beside your bed: inside a bottle of Jergens, with some spit for extra support. “You’ve Got Mail,” the invisible AOL man acknowledged. And you knew what it was: an offer to enlarge your penis, or a dirty picture from someone called “RichardStroker78.” And as you played in your mailbox, the AOL tri-tone rang and an Instant Message commanded your attention with something shocking (were it to be said out loud), but because it was accompanied by that chipper little ring, it felt okay. Here we played our dirty games behind virtual walls, separated by hundreds of miles and the notion that actually meeting someone from the Internet was NOT alright. The Internet harbored murderers, after all: best not to actually meet them. Chatting with them and piquing their interest in obscene and extreme ways was a much safer bet.

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Years later, Web 2.0 strolled in, bringing with it a new dimension of faceless interaction: this time, with our REAL friends, and with people we REALLY might want to meet. We were growing up, and our introversion matured. The coming-of-age of the sexual Web took our conversations to a new level (much to the disappointment of our formerly sex-centric avatars). This passage introduced us to a terrifying new species: Gays Who Don’t Use Social Media to Hook Up. Cue the scary music. “Never fear!” said the software developers. “We’ll carve out a place where the sexually-starved can go to get their fill.” Voila! Grindr and its offspring were born. But with the ubiquity of these apps came a tidal wave of those OTHER conversations on Grindr, the ones that drove people to download the beast in the first place. Profiles cropped up scrawled with descriptions like “No Hookups” and “Looking for LTR.” Which brings us to now. We live in a world where nomadic cyber-sexuals will always find their niche, and in which the “friends only” crowd will follow. It’s polarizing. I hear Grindarians complaining all the time about those pesky profiles. “It’s a hook-up app,” they complain: “Go to Facebook if you want friends.” I happen to be one of the “friends-only” members and in our defense it’s really just because we like teasing you. That or maybe—just maybe—it’s okay to have both.

Justin Jones, 25, is a writer based in Minneapolis. In addition to his column lovejones, Justin pens Through These Eyes, a bi-weekly column for Lavender Magazine. He writes about things like being alive, being in love, and drinking too much. Facebook.com/JustinJonesWriter.


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