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A national backyard chicken backlash could threaten Jacksonville’s bill. p. 4

“The Conjuring”: Sluggish pace might challenge some, but director James Won’s latest horror sneaks up on you. p. 19


Large amounts of pumping and livestock pollution are choking what used to be Florida’s gems. p. 7

“Turbo”: A plucky snail longs for racing fame, but the story lacks power of the other underdog tales. p. 20



Landmarks quiz answers, Bill Scheu, Florida Lottery, greyhound gambling, professional soccer, pet adoptions, First Baptist Church and One Spark. p. 8

Rock fusion supergroup The Aristocrats mix humor with high shredability. p. 23


After nearly 35 years, UK New Wave pioneers The Psychedelic Furs are touring on their own terms. p. 24

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Aren’t there better names we can give hurricanes? p. 9

Heather Cox will use the expanse of MOCA’s atrium to contrast her organically odd figures. p. 30 BITE-SIZED


State Attorney Angela Corey, St. Augustine City Commission, West Nassau Historical Society President John H. Hendricks and the Jacksonville Municipal Code Division. p. 10

Your Pie specializes in speedy and customizable pizza. p. 34 BACKPAGE

Public participation in the harbor-deepening decision should not be perfunctory. p. 79


Jacksonville Suns’ best players display their talents; plus Cole Pepper and wedding bells. p. 11 ON THE COVER

Overstreet Ducasse adds Supreme Mathematics to his Haitian roots to create incalculable art. p. 12 OUR PICKS

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Editor’s Note What the Cluck?

A national backyard chicken backlash could threaten Jacksonville’s bill


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he movement to allow people to raise hens in their residential backyards has ruffled some feathers. Just around the time a bill was introduced to the Jacksonville City Council, a flock of backyard hen backlash stories started popping up in national media. “Hundreds of chickens, sometimes dozens at a time, are being abandoned each year at the nation’s shelters from California to New York as some hipster farmers discover that hens lay eggs for two years but can live for a good decade longer, and that actually raising the birds can be noisy, messy, labor-intensive and expensive,” NBC News reported. That story hatched a series of pieces by Time magazine, The Huffington Post, the National Post and others that categorized everyone interested in raising chickens as fad-seeking hipsters. Jacksonville residents who already opposed the bill pointed to these stories as proof that allowing farm animals in residential areas was a bad idea. Their arguments included the smell, the noise, the predators chickens would attract, the nuisance of loose chickens — and now the impending flood of unwanted chickens at shelters. But those who have crowed about the benefits of raising chickens say those are common misconceptions. Jacksonville resident Lauren Trad founded Hens in Jax to organize people who want to change the ordinance in Jacksonville to allow hens in residential areas. When she learned her backyard coop wasn’t legal, she was able to move her hens to her husband’s family business, Trad’s Garden Center on San Jose Boulevard, where wild chickens on the property predate the 1960s livestock ordinance. (See our story at Trad wanted to help others who were eager to start their own flocks. Most are driven by a desire for fresh eggs, but many learn about other benefits of raising chickens such as pest control, fertilizer and entertainment. Trad said hens can be excellent pets, with just as much personality as dogs or cats. But like all animals, they require responsibility of their owners. Anyone who’s interested in raising chickens needs to do the research and make an informed decision. That includes researching websites like or and reading books like “Keeping Chickens for Dummies” to understand the lifespan, reproductive cycle and care requirements of hens. “If you do not want to care for a hen its entire life, don’t get one,” she said. There are options. Some farms will accept hens that are no longer laying eggs. And though some people grow attached to their hens, others might choose to use them for meat by taking them to processing centers. Others prefer to keep their hens for the pest control and fertilizer they produce. Sexing chicks, or “bitties,” can take several days or weeks, so some chicken keepers might end up with unwanted roosters. Trad said she prefers not to use hatcheries for this reason and because those companies clip the chicks’ beaks to prevent them from pecking each other. She said reputable

companies will accept returns of roosters. Keepers can avoid the problem by finding pullets, or adolescent hens, at regional farms through Craigslist or other forums. Crissie Cudd with Watson Realty told the City Council about another realtor whose clients decided to pass on Jacksonville so they wouldn’t have to operate in the “illegal chicken underground.” She said that when chickens are kept properly, neighbors never know they’re there. “I live next door to two very large dogs,” Cudd said. “I’d much rather be a neighbor to four hens.” Cudd has no plans to keep chickens herself — she and her husband are cat people — but she would like her Springfield neighbors to benefit from a change in the law. “I would like my neighbors to be able to, and I can get the eggs,” Cudd said. “They taste better.” Some complain that chickens attract wild animals such as raccoons, opossums and rats, but Trad said those animals are already in neighborhoods and a well-built, predator-proof coop deters them. “Hens are not going to bring them into our community, but it will give them a food source if you don’t protect them from predators,” she said. But these issues should not thwart an ordinance. Yes, some people will raise chickens and not follow the rules. But laws aren’t written for those who break them. “I’m not encouraging everyone to go out and get hens,” Trad said. “I just want the right to have them.” Denise Deisler, executive director of the Jacksonville Humane Society, said they haven’t had any chicken surrenders yet, but the issue is on Animal Care & Protective Services’ radar. In some places, like St. Augustine, the law already allows for keeping chickens. Across the country, cities have adopted urban chicken laws. If hens were turning into a big problem, Cudd said we would see cities dismantling these laws. “That’s not what’s happening. We’re seeing more and more cities jump on board.” In Jacksonville, City Councilmen Doyle Carter and Don Redman introduced an ordinance that would allow four hens at a single-family dwelling. For properties larger than one acre, four more hens would be allowed for each additional halfacre. The bill requires a shelter and does not allow chickens to roam in public areas. It faces two committee hearings, public comment and a final City Council vote. Trad said Hens in Jax members will be busy talking to Council members to make sure they have all the information before voting. “Any animal should not be bought on a whim, whether it’s farm or domestic,” Jen Pike wrote on the Hens in Jax Facebook page. “It is not a mark against chickens, it is a mark on how people treat living things.”  Denise M. Reagan


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‘Civil Rights for Everyone’

Thank you for your well-written Editor’s Note “Liberty and Justice for All,” dated July 3. My partner and I have been together as a family unit for the past 34 years. In our lifetime, we have both experienced rejection from our family members and verbal and even physical abuse from coworkers and complete strangers. I personally have been denied housing and have been asked not to return to a church. Despite our excellent work record/history, we both have been denied promotions and pay raises because we are gay. This is something that all gay people can relate to. I remember when a previous supervisor told me that I was well deserving and more qualified for a promotion, but because I was single and the other employee was married, he decided to give the promotion to the married woman. This has happened to me and to my partner on several occasions during our professional careers. My partner

Despite all the hate, rejection, denial and lack of legal protection, my partner and I have survived as a couple for 34 years. We are not going anywhere, and we’re not going to live our lives to accommodate other people’s belief systems. has endured extreme homophobia from both men and women at his workplaces. He could never end this harassment because there are no laws to protect him, and EEOC does not cover gay people. We are both professionally trained and educated. We paid for our own university education and degrees. We have jointly owned 10 different houses during our years together and have never been late with a mortgage payment. We pay our utilities on time, pay our taxes, and have excellent credit scores. We have never been arrested, and we don’t steal from or try to harm other people. We have made major contributions

to other people who are not gay and have both volunteered for many years to improve the lives of U.S. veterans. Our house is very clean, our yard manicured and we recycle. Despite all the hate, rejection, denial and lack of legal protection, my partner and I have survived as a couple for 34 years. We are not going anywhere, and we’re not going to live our lives to accommodate other people’s belief systems. We will continue to treat others fairly, pay our taxes/bills on time, keep our belongings clean and serve the community. We all have just one “shot” at this time called “life”; we were born gay, and we will die gay. I remember a time when gay people were killed and a time when I heard a judge comment, “He got what he deserved,” regarding the brutal beating death of a young gay man. Maybe the mayor and the City Council would like to return to those days. When I think about the hardship other gay people before me have endured, I feel sad, but feel anger more than anything else. They lived a more hellish life due to the public and institutional beliefs and actions. Yes, things are changing for gay men and women, but my lifetime will have ended before anything significant happens. I hope that all this foolishness will end soon. I hope the next generation of gay men and women are afforded a more fair life experience than my partner and I have had. I smile every time I see the Jacksonville mayor’s face. I smile when I see the black faces on the City Council. People have either forgotten or maybe they never knew about the contributions made by gay men and women toward civil rights. Gay people have made significant contributions toward the women’s rights movement and toward the African-American civil rights movement. Many may not realize that Martin Luther King’s speechwriter was a gay man. I lived through these times; I have firsthand knowledge of the support and monetary donations made by gay supporters of civil rights. Thank you for supporting civil rights for everyone. Benjamin E. McConnell Orange Park

Remove Forrest’s Name from School

This is a letter I wrote to Nickolai Vitti, superintendent of Duval County Schools,

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Design encouraging him to eliminate the name of the monster Nathan Bedford Forrest from a public school. You can write to him, too, at I understand from the Times-Union that you are interested in revisiting the name of the Duval County school named for a racist, slave owner, slave trader, war criminal and the first grand wizard of the KKK who instituted Jim Crow in the South, Nathan Bedford Forrest. I was involved in an effort to eliminate this honor of America’s Osama Bin Laden five years ago. We followed all the rules and submitted surveys in favor of the change by a 24 percent margin, and the School Board voted along racial lines to ignore our project. My friend and Jacksonville area civil rights icon Rodney Hurst and I would be interested in assisting you in the effort to finally remove the name of this monster from a public school and replace it with a name honoring someone worthy of such an honor. As you know, Jacksonville ignored Brown v. Board until 1970. This school was to be called Valhalla High School until the racist group Daughters of the Confederacy lobbied to have the name changed to N.B. Forrest immediately after the Supreme Court decision, as a direct insult to the AfricanAmerican community. I for one think it is time to remove this insult and show some respect to African Americans long punished in this racist community. I would be pleased to help to remove the name of the monster Forrest from a Duval County school and hope that you would be, too.  Steven L. Stoll Jacksonville

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Photographer Alan Youngblood photographs algae-encrusted statues at Silver Springs in 2013. Photos: John Moran/

Springs’ Cloudy Future

Large amounts of pumping and livestock pollution are choking what used to be Florida’s gems


ohn Moran is known for his love of natural Florida expressed in his stunningly beautiful photographs. When Moran moved to Gainesville in 1973 to attend the University of Florida, he began “seeking out these pools of stunning blue wonders that are the springs of Florida.” Moran wrote about them for his exhibit of photos, “Springs Eternal: Florida’s Fragile Fountains of Youth.” The exhibit, currently running at UF’s Florida Museum of Natural History, features 88 photos of Florida springs by Moran, including a 20-foot-by-60 foot photograph of two manatees. Over the years, Moran has seen the dark side that a growing Florida has had on its springs. “And yet 500 years after the arrival of Ponce de Leon on his mythical search, our real magic fountains are imperiled by pollution, neglect and the groundwater demands of a thirsty state,” Moran wrote. “Once a source of awe, our springs are a source of deep concern, their future unclear.” Moran has stunned environmentalists with a lecture, during which he shows his before and after pictures of Florida springs. The before pictures depict awe-inspiring beauty, while the after pictures display the same springs years later, degraded and clogged with green slime. Silver Springs, known for its glass-bottom


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While visitors enjoy tubing at Ichetucknee Springs State Park in 2011, the moss and the algae in the water are a demonstration of how badly the springs have degraded.

A swimmer enjoys the water at Devil’s Eye Spring at Ichetucknee Springs State Park in 2012, while the bottom of the springs shows obvious signs of degradation.

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Pumping Up Pet Adoptions The Jacksonville Humane Society found homes for 593 cats and dogs in June, continuing to compete in ASPCA’s Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. That’s 214 more pets adopted this June than in June ’12, and the most successful June in more than five years. JHS Executive Director Denise Deisler said this summer’s goal is 2,013 adoptions, for the $100,000 prize. More than 1,000 pets will be available during a mega pet adoption event July 26-28 at Jacksonville Fairgrounds. The adoption fee is $25 for all pets and includes spay/neutering, microchip, vaccines and city license. Free adoptions are available for those with military IDs.

Bill Scheu to the Rescue Jacksonville attorney Bill Scheu may have to start sporting a big “S” on his chest. Seemingly the go-to guy when an issue needs to be examined or resolved, he’s been appointed to head a task force to review Mayor Alvin Brown’s fire and police pension reform bill. In 2012, he looked at the issue of Pell grants at FSCJ, and in 2004, he served as interim Duval County Supervisor of Elections. The pension task force plans to have a report for the mayor by mid-August.

No One Racing to Greyhound Gambling Been to a greyhound race to bet on the dogs lately? According to a report commissioned by the Florida Legislature, greyhound racing is a dying sport. A 307-page report says the total handle for the sport fell from $938 million in fiscal year 1990 to $265.4 million in fiscal 2012, a decline of 67 percent. The report says facilities with greyhound racing lost $35 million in 2012, while those with poker rooms, including ones in Orange Park and Jacksonville, made $39 million in 2012.

A Kick for Jacksonville? After a 15-year hiatus, professional soccer could be returning to Jacksonville. The North American Soccer League votes in Dallas July 25 whether to add Jacksonville as an expansion team city, The Florida Times-Union reported. An ownership group was formed in May; its chief executive officer is Mark Frisch, executive vice president of Beaver Street Fisheries Co. Dan Sala, a former goalkeeper, serves as president. NASL Commissioner Bill Peterson said strong support for soccer during exhibition games bolstered the city’s case for its own team.

One Spark, Take Two One Spark will hold its second crowdfunding festival in Downtown Jacksonville April 9-14, 2014, with updated categories, larger prizes and millions in capital investments. Changes for 2014 include updated creator categories, a new prize structure, the possibility of pulling in some capital investments and a more walkable footprint. Read more at

Baker County Chamber Publishes Visitors Guide What is there to do in Baker County? A new printed and digital guide, Baker County Visitors & Relocation Guide 2013, details many of the recreational activities available there, just a short drive from Jacksonville. It lists hunting, fishing, camping, horseback riding and driving all-terrain vehicles. Baker County is home to Olustee Battlefield Historic Site, the location of a Civil War battle. To get a guide, contact Baker County Chamber of Commerce at 8 | | JULY 17-23, 2013

A turtle glides through crystal-clear water at Devil’s Eye Spring in Ichetucknee Springs State Park in 1988.

‘Dirty Dozen’

Robert Knight, president of Gainesville-based Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute, has compiled his “Dirty Dozen” list of the most degraded and impacted springs in Florida and added his comments: 1. Convict Springs on the Suwannee River: The highest nitrate concentration of any regularly monitored spring. 2. Fanning Springs on the Suwannee River: The most polluted spring in a Florida state park, dominated by algae. 3. Guaranto Spring on the Suwannee River: A polluted, weedy former swimming hole, nearly dried up due to intensive agriculture operations. 4. White Sulphur Springs on the Suwannee: Dried up due to a phosphate mine and excessive pumping in Jacksonville, filled with dark water from the river. 5. Rainbow Springs near Dunnellon: Currently the largest spring in the state, but also the second-most polluted spring in a state park. 6. Poe Springs on the Santa Fe River: Clearwater flows have essentially stopped, allowing tannic river water to enter a large portion of the aquifer. 7. Madison Blue Spring on North Withlacoochee River: Nitrate is elevated, flow is weak and the river carries high pollution loads into the spring. 8. Wakulla Springs: Another state park favorite but now producing more dark water than clear during average years; exotic plant control has decimated the biotic community. 9. Volusia Blue Spring: A former crown jewel that’s now devoid of vegetation other than algae and seasonally crammed full of manatees trying to survive the winter cold in a river of vanishing spring flows. 10. Tarpon or King Spring at Crystal River: A former bowl of liquid light that’s now opaque with planktonic algae; it’s more salty than fresh. 11. Glen Springs in Gainesville: A former swimming pool and urban treasure made famous by Tom Petty in his song “Dreamville,” but now a dilapidated eyesore filled with algae and catfish. 12. Silver Springs: Florida’s first tourist attraction, home of “Tarzan” and “The Creature from the Black Lagoon,” and at one time the largest spring in the world. Silver now is polluted with nitrate nitrogen; in the last two years, it’s lost more than half of its historic flow. Meanwhile, St. Johns River Water Management District continues to issue permits to pump out the rest of its life’s blood.

boats and the movies and television shows filmed there, just east of Ocala on S.R. 40, has become the poster child for what is wrong with most Florida springs. Fish have vanished; algae cover much of the springs floor. Water flowing into the spring has been diminished, while nitrate levels have soared. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has called for a 79 percent reduction in nitrate concentrations in Silver Springs and Silver River. A 2004 study showed the majority of nitrogen loading to Silver Springs came from livestock waste and commercial fertilizer. In its present state, Silver Springs is dying, and its future could depend on decisions by water regulators in Palatka, who will soon determine whether to allow a cattle ranch near the historic springs to withdraw more than 5.3 million gallons of water a day to raise 15,000 cattle. Lack of clean water flowing into the area, overuse of resources, bacteria, algae, excessive fertilizer use and inadequate treatment of human and animal waste are the roots of the problems at many of Florida’s 1,000 springs, said St. Johns Riverkeeper Lisa Rinaman, who heads the nonprofit agency to protect the St. Johns River. “Our springs are the canary in the coalmine to our aquifer,” Rinaman said, adding that the health of Florida’s springs is “a window to our aquifer and we should all be concerned.” She estimated that two-thirds of the springs here are polluted with nitrates, and have problems with water flow caused by too many water permits. “If we pump too much water, we have no springs. If we pollute the water, no one can use them,” said Jim Stevenson, former chairman of the Florida Springs Task Force. Near Silver Springs, Adena Springs Ranch wants to open a cattle ranch and a slaughterhouse. It first asked for more than 20 million gallons of water a day, then cut it to 13.2 — now it’s seeking 5.3 million gallons per day. “It is ludicrous to remove that much water from the springhead of Silver Springs,” Stevenson said. Rinaman also worries about the gallons of urine and tons of feces produced by 15,000 head of cattle. According to the USDA, the average head of beef produces 59.1 pounds of manure each day, meaning 15,000 head would be producing more than 885,000 pounds of manure each day. Honey Rand, communications coordinator for the proposed ranch, issued a statement saying, “Adena Springs Ranch has been moving

diligently through the permitting process. Our permit has had an unprecedented review, and we’ve made substantial changes. Our goal remains what it always has been: to create jobs, create a superior product and protect the environment at the same time. We continue to work with the District and are committed to bringing the process to a successful conclusion.” Teresa Monson, a spokesperson for St. Johns River Water Management District, said that in late 2012, the district began a Spring Protection Initiative that combines regulatory programs, water supply planning, science and projects to reduce nitrate loading and protect spring flows. Among the facts discussed by district staff are that springs flows are tied to rainfall, water quality has degraded in recent years, submerged aquatic vegetation may be slowing water flow into Silver River, and significant reductions in nitrates will be needed to restore healthy springs. Robert Knight, president of Gainesvillebased Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute, a nonprofit that is also fighting the Adena Springs Ranch permit, said Silver Springs is on life support. “Silver Springs is not healthy, and its vital signs are not improving,” Knight wrote in a Dec. 30, 2012, Ocala Star Banner op-ed. “Average flows at Silver Springs during the past decade are reduced 32 percent, compared to the average of the previous 70 years, and down 50 percent during the past years,” he wrote. “The once-clear water, verdant plant community and abundant fish populations of Silver Springs are now all visibly degraded and disappointing to any visitor who remembers the way the springs once were.” Bringing more pollution to Silver Springs to “subsidize a billionaire cattle rancher” is disturbing, Rinaman said. She was referring to Frank Stronach, who lives in Canada and Austria. He recently donated $1.5 million to the University of Florida to establish the Frank Stronach Plant Science Center at UF’s research farm in Citra. Monson said the Adena Springs Ranch request is making its way through a process that has been going on since last year. The developer has been asked several times for additional information. “The political reality is monumental. A lot of people are making a profit using that water and using that much fertilizer,” Knight said. “What we are seeing is an acceleration of the problems,” said Knight, who added that he plans to draft legislation requiring people using (Continues on page 10)


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The practice of identifying specific hurricanes began back in the 1700s, when storms were referred to by the year and the location where they took place. In World War II, meteorologists named hurricanes after their wives and girlfriends on the homefront (how romantic); men’s names were added to the mix in the 1960s at the urging of feminist groups. Today, the National Weather Service has a list of names for hurricanes prepared years in advance. While this system may be great for science types, it doesn’t help us laypeople keep them straight. Plus, I always think it’s weird to hear potentially deadly storms referred to by people’s names, as if a friend is coming to visit for the weekend: “Chantal should arrive in Jacksonville Saturday morning.” As a result, I’ve come up with my own local hurricane-naming system in which storms are given a number and are formally named AFTER they make landfall based on what happened – or didn’t. Like, who can forget The Hurricane Where Everybody Boarded Up Their Windows and It Drizzled for, Like, 45 Minutes? Check out more of my moronic meteorology proposals at



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News (Continued from page 8) large amounts of water and fertilizer to pay an aquifer protection fee and use that money to protect water supplies. “It has a snowball’s chance in hell,” he said, about the approval of such legislation by the Florida Legislature. Over the last few years, many of Florida’s best-known springs have dried up and are no longer producing clear waters. Cynthia Barnett, author of two books on water, “Blue Revolution” and “Mirage,” and Stevenson prepared a list of springs that have dried up. Fenholloway Springs and Hampton Springs in Taylor County have dried up because of paper mill withdrawals. Kissingen Springs in Polk County and White Springs in Hamilton County have gone dry because of phosphate mining and urban use in Duval County and agricultural use in Georgia. Union County’s Worthington Springs has gone dry from pumping. Suwannee Springs in Suwannee County and Jefferson County’s Buzzard Spring have stopped flowing. Before the springs stopped flowing, many of the areas had hotels and health spas that now sit empty.

“All these ex-tourist destinations are gone,” said Rinaman. Stevenson said there are only two pristine springs remaining in Florida — Gainer Springs and Cypress Springs — both in the Panhandle. “There is no agriculture, and few people, in their springheads,” he said. Stevenson said it’s possible to save Florida springs, and he mentioned the $10 million appropriated by the Legislature as a good start. “It requires state and local agencies working together to accomplish it,” he said. “Spring protection is complicated, which means that there are lots of influential foes,” Stevenson explained. “Our leaders like the simple solution that can be completed within a four-year political cycle.”  Ron Word

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Bouquets & Brickbats Brickbats to State Attorney Angela Corey for determining that no crime occurred when 2,700 copies of the Spinnaker, University of North Florida’s student newspaper, were taken from racks around campus. Corey’s spokesperson, Jackie Barnard, said since the newspapers are distributed free, “the item has no value.” The State Attorney’s Office did not immediately return an email from Folio Weekly, also a “free” publication, seeking comment. Just because a publication is free doesn’t mean it has no value. Advertisers pay for that distribution. Brickbats to the St. Augustine City Commission for voting to ban street performers from another area of the historic city. In a unanimous vote, the commission approved an ordinance banning street performers on Hypolita Street, from St. George Street to Avenida Menendez. The ordinance says the performers create a “visual blight” damaging the economic interests of merchants who pay property taxes. Visitors to St. Augustine enjoy the street performers, who have been part of the fun of visiting the Ancient City for decades. Bouquets to West Nassau Historical Society President John H. Hendricks for receiving Leadership in History merit award from the American Association for State & Local History for his book, “Following the Tracks of Daniel Callahan,” an in-depth study of the life of the Irish-born railroad contractor who built dozens of rail projects in the South and along the Eastern Seaboard. Brickbats to the Jacksonville Municipal Code Division for approving the demolition of homes in historic neighborhoods. Two homes in Springfield were recently torn down by the city. City Councilman Robin Lumb has asked code enforcement officials to try to shore up some buildings rather than tear them down. Neighborhoods Director Terrance Ashanta-Barker said the city has done a lot to keep buildings safe and stable, but it’s not the city’s job to rehabilitate and renovate residential structures.

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Check how well you did on our test. The winner, selected from all of the responses with the most correct answers, was announced at The winner received two VIP passes to Folio Weekly’s Beer & Music Festival Aug. 16. 1. What was the original name of Marineland when it opened in June 1938?

c. Marine Studios

The original vision for Marineland was to create an underwater set with a variety of marine life for the purpose of filming scenes for motion pictures and newsreels.

Parks Station and San Marco Station) JTA Skyway is considered a “people-mover” and includes a 2.5-mile track that crosses the St. Johns River on the Acosta Bridge.

2. For whom was Amelia Island named?

7. Jacksonville’s Andrew Jackson statue is one of four identical equestrian statues by the sculptor Clark Mills. What city is home to one of the other three?

Princess Amelia of Great Britain was the second daughter of George II of Great Britain. Georgia’s founder and colonial governor, James Oglethorpe, renamed the island in honor of Princess Amelia.

The statue of Andrew Jackson was unveiled Jan. 8, 1853, on the north side portico of the White House in President’s Park, with the three other castings being placed shortly after in their respective homes – New Orleans, Jacksonville and Nashville.

b. Princess Amelia, daughter of George II of Great Britain

3. What is the official name of the Jacobs Jewelers clock?

a. Greenleaf and Crosby Clock

The clock’s previous location was on the front of the Greenleaf and Crosby Building, located at 208 N. Laura St., Downtown

d. All of the above

8. How many years did it take to complete construction on St. Augustine’s Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest masonry fort in America?

a. 23 years

4. What’s one of the Bridge of Lions’ nicknames?

The coquina that was used to build the fort was quarried from King’s Quarry in Anastasia State Park and ferried across Matanzas Bay to the construction site.

Connecting downtown St. Augustine to Anastasia Island, the bridge was completed in 1927 and has long been a symbol of the Nation’s Oldest City.

9. What were the two “cash crops” grown and harvested by the slave community at Kingsley Plantation?

5. The Duval County Medical Society was formed in what year?

Sea Island cotton yields cotton with unusually long, silky fibers and indigo, called “blue gold,” was used as a dye.

The Duval County Medical Society was the first medical society in Florida and was instrumental in forming the Florida Medical Association in 1874 in Jacksonville.

10. What did the Acosta Bridge used to be nicknamed?

a. The Most Beautiful Bridge in Dixie

d. 1853

6. How many stations does the JTA Skyway currently have?

c. 8

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d. Sea Island cotton and indigo

b. Yellow Monster

The bridge was given this nickname largely for its tendency to stick in the upward position.

11. Who, what or where was Ponte Vedra named for?

b. Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain

The National Lead Company renamed Ponte Vedra

when it decided to focus on building the town into a resort community. It’s rumored that one of the developers of the company read a newspaper article erroneously claiming Christopher Columbus was born in Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain.

12. What is the official name of the Dames Point Bridge?

a. Napoleon Bonaparte Broward Bridge

The bridge was named after Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, the 19th governor of Florida who also served as the sheriff of Duval County and in the Florida House of Representatives.

13. The St. Johns River is the longest river in Florida. How long is it?

c. 310 miles

In comparison, the Halifax River in Volusia County is only 25 miles long.

14. What is another name people use to refer to Fernandina Beach?

a. Isle of 8 Flags

Fernandina Beach has had eight flags flown over it, since 1562, of these nations: France, Spain, Great Britain, the Patriots of Amelia Island, the Green Cross of Florida, Mexico, the Confederate States of America and the United States.

egg collected by aborigines along an Australian riverbank.

17. Juan Ponce de Leon was named governor of Puerto Rico in 1509.

a. True

Ponce de Leon was appointed the governor of Puerto Rico by the Spanish Crown – more specifically, Nicolas de Ovando, who preceded him as governor since 1502.

18. In what year did Elvis Presley perform at The Florida Theatre?

a. 1956

Juvenile Court Judge Marion Gooding sat through the performance to ensure that Presley’s body movements would not become too suggestive. Life magazine did a feature on the situation – putting Presley, the city of Jacksonville and The Florida Theatre in the limelight.

19. Orange Park was given its name to reflect the fruit-growing industry. After the late 1800s, citrus crops were wiped out in the area. Why?

b. Freezing temperatures

The crops were destroyed in the Great Freeze of 1894-’95.

15. What year did The Jacksonville Landing open its doors?

20. How many gallons of water can Friendship Fountain’s basin hold?

It was built by the Rouse Company at a cost of more than $30 million and has been compared to New York City’s South Street Seaport and Boston’s Faneuil Hall – also developed by Rouse.

It was the world’s largest and tallest fountain when it opened in 1965.  Kara Pound

c. 1987

16. The largest animal at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park is a saltwater crocodile, weighing in at 1,250 pounds. What’s his name?

c. Maximo

A saltwater crocodile, or “Saltie” as his species is called in Australia, Maximo hatched from an

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Outfielder Jake Marisnick was one of the six Suns selected for the Southern League All-Star Game. Photo: Cliff Welch

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Suns’ best players display talents; plus Cole Pepper and wedding bells for a Jaguar SOUTHERN LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME 7:05 p.m. July 17 Bragan Field, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, 301 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Downtown Tickets: $10.50-$25.20 358-2846,


or those interested in seeing the future of professional baseball, there likely will be no better showcase this year than the Southern League All-Star Game — and certainly not one you can see live in Jacksonville. Suns manager Andy Barkett’s team is not having an amazing year, though it certainly is better than the debacle faced by the Suns’ parent club, the Miami Marlins. Nevertheless, Barkett helms the South Division All-Stars this year, and six Suns were chosen for the squad, including four pitchers — starters Adam Conley, Sam Dyson and Jay Jackson, and reliever Michael Brady. Dyson is sidelined with a back sprain and on the disabled list. Jake Marisnick joins the squad from the Suns’ outfield. Kyle Jensen, had he not been promoted to New Orleans already, likewise would have been an All-Star. Jensen has Major League ability already, and it’s only a matter of time before he’s showing it in the National League. Suns fans know what to expect from these players. They know, for example, of Marisnick’s power — something fans in Miami might be seeing in a couple of months after September call-ups, and something that might be seen in the bottom of the first inning at Bragan Field, as Marisnick will be leading off for his squad. They know how left-handed pitcher Conley can strike out virtually anyone at any time, and the efficiency of Dyson, who might not be related at all to the vacuum cleaner company, but who keeps the base paths clear of runners more often than not. They know that batters hit a bit more than .200 against Jackson, and they know that Brady closes games virtually every time out. Beyond the local heroes, there are some must-see players on the South squad. For starters, a trio of .300 hitters — Montgomery Biscuit Kevin Kiermaier, Justin Greene from Mobile and Mississippi’s Jose Martinez. On a circuit where pitchers generally prevail, a .300 average is serious. Bottom line: If you pick up this magazine (or check out the website) in time, be sure to


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see this game; it will be a highlight of what’s been a crowded summer sports calendar. HOT PEPPER: A new voice is talking sports on WJCT 89.9’s “First Coast Connect.” I used handle the sports duties along with other occasional appearances. But Cole Pepper, one of the most capable sports broadcasters in Jacksonville history, is an excellent addition to the show’s mix on Monday mornings. Pepper’s stentorian voice makes even the tinniest speaker sound stereophonic, and his insight into all Northeast Florida sports is unmatched — except perhaps by Sam Kouvaris and Dan Hicken, but that point is indeed arguable. Pepper has handled recent weekend sports segments for WJXT, and his addition to the “First Coast Connect” roster is just one more earmark of the program’s legitimacy and proof of its quality. At a time when public broadcasting on a national level seems perpetually under siege, what will save it on a local level will be the willingness of top-level contributors to lend their expertise in a format that is not driven by commercial concerns which allows them to express serious opinions to one of the best audiences anywhere. Melissa Ross, the program’s host, is “very excited” by Pepper’s addition to the roster — and listeners undoubtedly will value his insights as pro and college football seasons near. WEDDING BELLS: A note of congratulations to Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny, who was married July 6. There must have been something in the air that weekend. I wasn’t in town for the Poz wedding (and wasn’t invited, point of fact). But I had other things to do. I was off in Georgia getting married to my own beautiful bride. A word to those considering marriage: If you have the opportunity to marry in the North Georgia mountains, do it. On your honeymoon, you can zipline between the peaks, climb tall mountains and commune with nature. Sincere congratulations to Posluszny — and indeed to all who take the matrimonial leap this month and beyond.  AG Gancarski JULY 17-23, 2013 | | 11

Overstreet Ducasse remembers the first American song he ever heard. He was 6 years old, and it was “Jack & Diane” by John Mellencamp. “Little ditty about Jack and Diane, two kids growin’ up in the heartland” – a quintessential American song about wanting to run away to another place. Ironic, given the circumstances.

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Overstreet Ducasse takes a break from the rigors of his upcoming show with Stephanie Glen: “The Sum of Cube + Cubism” at CoRK Arts District opening July 26.

Immigrants from Haiti, the Ducasse family came to the United States, as many do, looking for opportunity — better jobs and higher education. Not one member of the family spoke a word of English when they settled in Miami. “My favorite show was ‘Pink Panther’ because it was mostly music,” Ducasse said. “I went straight to school — a predominantly Hispanic and black inner-city school — into an ESOL [English for Speakers of Other Languages] program.” Ducasse, now 37, was never fond of school (“school and me just don’t really mix”), except for his art classes. Snippets of memories from his childhood in Haiti consist mostly of street vendors in his hometown, summers at his grandmother’s in the countryside and art. “Everyone in Haiti is an artist, or at least they think they’re an artist,” he said. “I’d say between 70 and 80 percent of people in Haiti are artists.” Noteworthy Haitian artists include Gesner Abelard, Rigaud Benoit, Alexandre Gregoire and Petion Savain — visionaries who created folk-slanted scenes of colorful people and animals working alongside the water and in the fields yielding crops, vibrant city life and historic religious figures. More than 30 years later, Ducasse, who says he identifies more with being Haitian than American, is following in his homeland’s tradition. He’s an artist — an increasingly successful one. Ducasse’s art, thoughtprovoking and sometimes even controversial, has been shown all over Northeast Florida. Ducasse’s art is influenced by his life’s challenges — an unfamiliar environment, a new language and a different culture. Much like a palette of paint, these are part of his medium — a part of his expression and communication. The “universal language,” as he calls it. “The work of Overstreet Ducasse is remarkably different from other

art that I have observed on the Jacksonville contemporary art scene,” said Dustin Harewood, who was featured earlier this year alongside Ducasse in “The All Americans,” an exhibit at CoRK (Corner of Rosselle & King) Arts District in Riverside. “One does not simply look at a painting of his; Ducasse demands that you analyze and decipher. Nothing seems to exist on his surfaces without having a very specific purpose. His work, in my opinion, is a contemporary ‘urban’ take on the language of the surrealists of the early 20th century, i.e., Max Ernst and Giorgio de Chirico,” Harewood added. Ducasse has exhibited at Fogle Fine Art, Burrito Gallery, Flux Studio & Gallery, the Riverside Fine Arts Festival and Beaches Fine Arts Series, among many others. He’s also worked in one art-related capacity or another at cultural and educational havens like Karpeles Manuscript Library and Ritz Theatre & Museum.

“One does not simply look at a painting of his; Ducasse demands that you analyze and decipher. Nothing seems to exist on his surfaces without having a very specific purpose.” During an interview, Ducasse sat on a couch in his friend’s studio space at CoRK (his next-door studio was under a thick layer of sawdust from a woodworking tenant who’d just vacated). He seemed to enjoy a walk down memory lane, but he’s looking forward to his upcoming

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Ducasse’s “Queen of Jewels,” (2009) was inspired by the 12 jewels of Supreme Mathematics.

Standing in front of several hypercubes, Ducasse inspects material for a new piece for his upcoming show.

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show at CoRK’s East Gallery, with artist-slashmathematician Stephanie Glen. “The Sum of Cube + Cubism,” which opens July 26 and runs through Aug. 4, explores the connection between math and art. Ducasse credited hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan with introducing him to something called “Supreme Mathematics,” which is a system of understanding numerals alongside concepts and qualitative representations that are used along with the “Supreme Alphabet.” “I give them credit for figuring out what and how I wanted to portray my art,” he said. “I started out doing paintings of the nine members of the group. Then, after listening to their lyrics more in depth and living down South, what I thought was New York slang turned out to be a culture.” This culture, as Ducasse uncovered, was the “Nation of Gods and Earths.” “It basically states that 85 percent of the people have no idea, 10 percent control the 85 percent, and the 5 percent who are aware — it is their job to teach [enlighten] the 85 percent. But what really fascinated me was the language that I once thought was slang was a sort of secret way of communicating.” The Five-Percenters is an American organization founded in 1964 in Harlem by Clarence 13X (born Clarence Edward Smith), a former student of Malcolm X. The organization stated that 10 percent of people know the truth of existence and opt to keep 85 percent of the world in ignorance. The remaining 5 percent know the truth and are determined to enlighten the rest. So Ducasse learned the Supreme Alphabet, Supreme Mathematics and their meanings. The numeral 1 symbolizes knowledge, 2 symbolizes wisdom, 3 represents understanding, 4 designates culture/freedom, 5 represents power/refinement, 6 is the emblem for equality, 7 represents God, 8 represents build/destroy, 9 represents born and 0 represents cipher (denoting absence of quantity). “Although you were using English words, if you were unable to decode the basic Supreme

Alphabets and the Supreme Mathematics, you could not understand what was being spoken,” he said. “Eventually, that would lead to some of the best paintings I have ever created.” Glen, the other half of “The Sum of Cube + Cubism,” is a renaissance woman — writer, mathematician and artist. While Ducasse brings thought-provoking visuals to the table and has a deep interest in Supreme Mathematics, Glen is the one who can explain what a hypercube is and why the pair has decided to focus an exhibit around it. “It’s a very wacky, other-dimensional object that’s hard to see in your head,” Glen said. “Even Einstein had a difficult time with hypercubes. If a line is one-dimensional, a square is two-dimensional and a cube is three-dimensional, then a hypercube is four-dimensional. So if a cube is a threedimensional square, then a hypercube is a four-dimensional cube.” For the upcoming CoRK show, Ducasse and Glen had a vision of 36 simple hypercubes lining the walls — different colors and hues. Like many creative projects, the hypercubes have begun to take on a life of their own. There’s a hypercube that looks like a suspension bridge. And then there’s a hypercube drawn to look like a spider’s web. “We plan on creating at least 36 hypercubes,” he said, pointing to the back wall lined with wooden boards that would be more at home in a woodshop classroom than an art studio. “This is a collaboration. I create the panels of wood, and Stephanie uses a scale or grid to draw everything.” Then, the duo fills in the “hypercubes” with acrylic paint and other mediums. There will also be a large-scale mosaic made from paint swatches and created especially for this show. “It’s of my friend Brad [Faughn] who died last year,” Ducasse said. “I was kind of like his right-hand man until he passed away.” “If he’s not painting, he’s helping someone with their car or helping someone with something,” Glen said of her co-exhibitor. “He is incredibly intelligent and one of the most mellow and thoughtful people I know.

For Overstreet Ducasse and Stephanie Glen, creating art is a cooperative venture, from cutting swatches to applying primer to conceptualizing a new project together.


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I’m constantly amazed that two people from completely different parts of the world can have so many similar life experiences. We both grew up in poverty — he in Haiti and me in England — and we have so much in common, from religious views to political views to diet.” Dressed in a T-shirt from local designer Tact Apparel, navy pinstriped slacks and grey Converse sneakers, Ducasse told his backstory that starts 1,000 miles southeast of here, across the Atlantic Ocean.

Born on Nov. 19, 1975, in Cap-Haitien, a city of about 190,000 on the north coast of Haiti that served as the capital of the French colony of Saint-Domingue during the 1700s, Ducasse was named “Overstreet” after Harry Allen Overstreet — an author his father was reading at the time. Ducasse’s father, a construction worker, came first to the United States on a refugee raft and settled in Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood. His mother followed next, and then each of the four kids. Ducasse, the

second oldest and only son, said he remembers being picked up at the airport and going out to eat at a fast-food restaurant — “a taste of the American life.” In the early 1980s, Haiti was in a state of upheaval. The country’s dictatorship, consisting of Francois Duvalier (aka “Papa Doc”) and then his son Jean-Claude Duvalier (known also as “Bebe Doc”), was about to end. Though he says he identifies as Haitian rather than American, Ducasse has returned to Haiti only once, as a teen. “It was a lot worse than what I remembered,” he said. “It was very scary.” After graduating in the top 10 percent of his class in high school, Ducasse dabbled at a few community colleges, eventually moving from Miami to Tallahassee, where he fell in with a group of friends who proved influential in his growth as an artist. They would spend every night listening to music and talking about art. “That’s when this whole ‘becoming an artist’ thing started,” he said. “When I really started to build a style that I’m comfortable with. Everything that I am interested in eventually becomes part of my art.” Throughout his time as a professional artist, Ducasse’s work has been constantly evolving, from paintings based on Supreme Mathematics to pop culture icons of Haiti to an entire series utilizing the symbol for infinity. “The art of Ducasse goes beyond the visual,” CoRK’s Tumblr page reads. “His work is captivating, direct and abundant with metaphors and meaning.” Ducasse’s parents haven’t been fully on board with their only son pursuing a career in visual art. His sisters are all professionals. One’s a doctor, another a professor’s assistant, and the third works in mortgages. He said it hasn’t created much friction with his parents. But they worry about him. “I’ve been doing this a long time,” Ducasse said of being a full-time artist. “I’m OK.” “Growing up, you’re told you can do whatever you want — that you can be anything you want to be,” he said. “And then you grow up, and they tell you what you should choose.” His parents speak limited English, so Ducasse communicates with them in Haitian Creole, one of Haiti’s two official languages (the other is French), which is based largely on 18th-century French and some West African languages. Ducasse, or simply “Street” as most of his friends call him, is the only member of his family who is not an American citizen. He still carries a green card. And though renewing his driver’s license is a “pain in the ass,” Ducasse said he just hasn’t gotten around to all of the paperwork needed for citizenship. “Really, the only thing is that I can’t vote,” he said. “But I can still live a regular American life.” Even for someone who says he identifies more with being Haitian.  Kara Pound

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The sixth annual Aurora Jacksonville Black Arts Festival celebrates the theater company’s best productions from the last decade. Stage Aurora Theatrical Company performs excerpts from “Dreamgirls,” “Fences” (pictured), “The Wiz” and “To Kill a Mockingbird,” in addition to visual arts, film, dance and children’s activities. July 18-21 at Stage Aurora Performance Hall, Gateway Town Center, 5188 Norwood Ave., Northside, 765-7372,


The Savannah-based outfit mixes progressive and dub elements into its energetic reggae rock. Passafire, formed in 2003 by Savannah College of Art & Design students, embraces a blistering touring schedule of hundreds of shows a year. Passafire arrives in Duval with Stick Figure, Tatanka and Crazy Carls fanning the flames. 7:30 p.m. July 25 at Freebird Live, 200 N. First St., Jax Beach, $15, 249-2473,


Downtown Throwdown bends The Elbow for the fifth time — we’re almost sure the traditional fifth anniversary gift is either silverware or beer. (We’ll get back to ya on that.) Sumilan (pictured), Dank Sinatra and Christie Lenee shake 1904 Music Hall; The Raven Mockers, Dividing the Skyline, Spice Hound Co. and Homemade rattle Burro Bar; Kids, Tree Spirit and Honey Chamber roll at Underbelly. 6 p.m.-2 a.m. July 18 at The Elbow, Ocean and Bay streets, Downtown Jacksonville, free,


Hip-hop and folk-influenced reggae band SOJA credits Bob Marley’s “Survival” for inspiring their “Strength to Survive” album. Hard to question survival skills of a band formed by childhood friends Jacob Hemphill and Bobby Lee Jefferson that’s still going strong. SOJA – short for Soldiers of Jah Army – brings the truth with support from John Brown’s Body and The Movement. Doors open 7 p.m. July 24 at Mavericks at the Landing, 2 Independent Drive, Downtown, $25, 356-1110, 16 | | JULY 17-23, 2013


Sun-Ray Cinema takes DVD commentary to the next level with “The Talkies” series, as British director Alex Cox delivers live commentary during a screening of “Repo Man.” The 1984 sci-fi comedy, starring Emilio Estevez (pictured) and Harry Dean Stanton, is a cult classic and critical favorite (98 percent on Rotten Tomatoes). “Repo Man” runs without commentary, 9:30 p.m. July 19 ($7.50). Cox arrives for “The Talkies,” 7 p.m. July 20 ($25, includes tickets to both screenings) at Sun-Ray Cinema, 1028 Park St., Riverside, 359-0047, Photo: Sumilan


The third wave of surf rock that swelled in the ’90s is still riding high. Instrumental surf rockers from the Southeast show their moves at this two-day festival. The Intoxicators, from Tallahassee, kick it off 10 p.m. July 19, $5. Then, The Crowkeepers, The Novarays, The Surge! and The Mystery Men? (from left: Mr. RiHa, Mr. EvJa, Mr. JaGa and Mr. JaWa) rise to the occasion. 8 p.m. July 20 at Underbelly, 113 E. Bay St., Downtown, $5, 353-6067, Photo: Brian Crum

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ore than a thousand people attended GAAM, a games, art and music event July 13 at The Museum. Many were dressed as comic book and video game characters ranging from favorites like Spider-Man and Pokemon’s Team Rocket to ones only diehard gamers would know, like Tingle from “The Legend of Zelda” and the demon-fighting heroine from “Bayonetta.” Food, music, beer, a costume contest and a gaming room with more than 20 TVs were featured. Props and games were available at several booths. One seller even had games from the NES, a video game console released in the U.S. in 1985.  Text and photos by Marty F. Nemec


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The clairvoyant Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) faces her most challenging case in “The Conjuring,” directed by James Wan. Photo: New Line Cinema

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A sluggish pace might challenge some, but director James Wan’s latest horror film sneaks up on you THE CONJURING ***@

Rated R • Opens July 19


n horror, an inherently limited genre that’s already been done so many times it’s nearly impossible to come up with something new, execution is key. Editing, sound, camera angles and more are essential in making us jump and scream. When done well, it doesn’t matter if the audience has seen it before, a good jolt will get them every time. When not done well, audiences tune out and start to laugh. It’s sluggish at times, but ultimately “The Conjuring” is done quite well. Based on the real-life exploits of paranormal investigators Ed Warren and his wife Lorraine, director James Wan’s (“Insidious”) story follows a haunted house premise that leads to demonic possession and exorcism. In 1971 Rhode Island, the Perron family — father Roger (Ron Livingston), mother Carolyn (Lili Taylor), and five daughters — move into an abandoned home they purchased at auction. Soon, birds are flying into windows. Pictures fall from the walls. Carolyn wakes up with bruises. Doors close at random. The smell of rotting flesh is omnipresent. Feet are pulled during sleep. “Get out of the house!” we think, only to learn later that doing so wouldn’t solve this problem. For help, the Perrons call upon renowned demonologist Ed (Patrick Wilson) and the clairvoyant Lorraine (Vera Farmiga), who kindly do not charge for their services. They do, however, inform the Perrons how perilous their situation is and, rest assured, it’s a doozy. At 112 minutes, the first hour is slow, with the story trotting through familiar paces while not employing much creativity. Worse, some

characters make the mistake of doing things characters in a horror movie should never do. For example, Roger ventures to the previously boarded-up and still very dark basement holding only a match. We know he owns a flashlight, because the next day he returns to the basement with it, so why he’d go down there the first time with only a lit match is anyone’s guess. And for the love of mercy, if you’re alone and think you see a ghost, don’t follow it! It takes about an hour into the movie for the Perrons to ask the Warrens to come to their home, but once they do, writers Chad and Carey Hayes (twin brothers) throw a few twists into the mix to keep things lively. More important, the pace quickens as the story kicks into gear in terms of tempo and scares. Though Wan is adept at keeping us in suspense before delivering the well-timed scares, every aspect of the film has an eerie ambiance. Even daytime scenes are a bit dark, and the cars, costumes and production design are ’70s tacky but never flashy. Also note the vertigo effect used at times when we view the outside of the house, making it appear unnaturally bigger when it should look its normal size. This allows the structure to overwhelm the screen, almost as if the demons residing there are trying to look big and intimidating to spook the newcomers away. “The Conjuring” is rated R, but in no way is it gory or hyper-violent. This is a story of ghosts and demons, and to Wan’s credit, the slow start is necessary to fully appreciate the payoff. Anyone who enjoys a good scare will not want to miss this. 

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Turbo (center, voiced by Ryan Reynolds) and other cute racing snails are amusing, but the film doesn’t live up to DreamWorks’ previous animated efforts. Photos: DreamWorks Animation

The Need for Speed

A plucky snail longs for racing fame, but the story lacks the power of other underdog tales TURBO

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hen you choose a snail as your movie’s hero, there’s not much question that you’re doing a story about an underdog. And you’d be hard-pressed to find a bigger dreamer than Theo (Ryan Reynolds), a common garden snail who watches videos of Indianapolis 500 races and hungers to be a racing star like his hero, five-time Indy champ Guy Gagne (Bill Hader). What seems like an unattainable goal earns him ridicule from the other snails. But when he’s sucked into the engine of a street racer and injected with nitrous oxide (think Peter Parker and his radioactive spider), Theo is reborn as Turbo, the super-charged racing snail. He even has some amusing car aspects, such as a built-in radio and headlight eyes. After the accident, Turbo and his brother, Chet (Paul Giamatti), are quickly plucked


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out of their garden home and plopped down in a decayed part of town, where they’re caught by Tito (Michael Pena), half-owner of Dos Bros Tacos and, conveniently, an enthusiast of snail racing. Turbo is pitted against a group of five cocky snails owned by some shopkeepers who have taken to snail racing to kill time at their dying strip mall. The snails, who have taken on names like Burn (Maya Rudolph) and Smoove Move (Snoop Lion/Dogg), are lead by Whiplash (Samuel L. Jackson). Tito realizes that a snail with super speed could be a tourist attraction to revive the dying businesses, a ploy which matches well with Turbo’s desire to race in the Indy 500. The entire group, except for Tito’s skeptical brother Angelo (Luis Guzman), hits the road to make auto racing history.

The snails are cute and amusing, with Chet and Whiplash getting most of the clever lines. And the shopkeepers — Bobby (Richard Jenkins), who runs Valley Hobby; Paz (Michelle Rodriguez), the auto mechanic; and Kim-Ly (Ken Jeong), who owns a nail salon — are a fun hodgepodge of financial backers and pit crew. But “Turbo” lacks a few key elements to elevate it above standard animated fare. For starters, where’s the bad guy? It’s true that Gagne turns out to be much less of a hero than Turbo thought he was, but he isn’t much of a villain. He isn’t even much of a dirty trickster on the track. He certainly pales in comparison to Chick Hicks, Lightning McQueen’s nemesis in “Cars.” And for a movie that’s all about achieving an impossible dream, where are the obstacles? Once he attains super-speed, very little stands in the way of Turbo and his desire to race in the Indy 500. Angelo doesn’t get on board, but Tito just ignores him. And no serious effort is made to keep

Turbo out of the race once his super-speed becomes public. DreamWorks movies are no strangers to underdogs: a panda who wants to be a martial arts master (“Kung Fu Panda”), a flock of chickens who want to escape the farm (“Chicken Run”), an ogre who wants to woo a princess (“Shrek”). Those are all much better than “Turbo,” because the good guys have some serious setbacks on their way to those goals. “Turbo” is fairly simplistic, given what we’ve come to expect from animated features. Young children will enjoy “Turbo,” and the movie manages to entertain throughout its 96-minute running time. But “Turbo” doesn’t finish at the top of DreamWorks’ animated efforts.  John Hoogesteger

NOT SO-CUDDLY CREATURES Jiminy Cricket tried to pave the way for bugs and their ilk in “Pinocchio” in 1940, but it’s really just been in recent years that the little fellas have managed to break through as movie stars. “Antz” (1998): Dreamworks’ first animated feature stars Woody Allen as a neurotic ant trying to break out of the totalitarian society of the ant world and woo a princess. “A Bug’s Life” (1998): Pixar’s second feature, out only a month later than “Antz,” also featured an ant hero, Flik, who recruits circus bugs to help save his colony from a swarm of grasshoppers and woos a princess. “Bee Movie” (2007): Jerry Seinfeld stars as Barry B. Benson, a bee who’s not ready to accept his role in the hive; he ends up in a relationship with a human and sues people for eating honey. “Fly Me to the Moon” (2008): Three houseflies stowaway for an adventure aboard the Apollo 11 moon flight.

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BHAAG MILKA BHAAG ***G Not Rated • AMC Regency This Indian biography/drama, based on the true story of Olympian Milka “Flying Sikh” Singh, stars Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor and Rebecca Breeds. In Hindi. THE CONJURING ***@ Rated R • Opens July 19 A family is being haunted by an ominous force in their home, an old farmhouse. Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) and her husband Ed (Patrick Wilson) investigates paranormal occurrences and this one is a doozy. DESPICABLE ME 2 **G@ Rated PG • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic St. Augustine, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd., Regal River City Marketplace Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) is back as that heinous villain who becomes a spy and still keeps us laughing. As Gru steps out of the villain screen to raise his three adopted daughters, he hits the dating scene to find a suitable mom and gets recruited to find the new despicable supervillain El Macho (Benjamin Bratt). Newbie spy Lucy (Kristin Wiig) first recruits Gru, then becomes his partner and his love interest. But it’s the three Minions (voiced by Pierre Coffin, who co-directed) who once again steal the whole thing. DIRTY WARS **@@ Not Rated • Sun-Ray Cinema The documentary, featuring journalist Jeremy Scahill, investigates covert war efforts by the United States. FAST & FURIOUS 6 ***@ Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park The “Fast” franchise is about custom cars, action and nowfamiliar characters, including antihero Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and ex-cop Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker). There’s an over-the-top villain and nearly every character not killed in an earlier movie. Co-starring Dwayne Johnson and Luke Evans. FILL THE VOID ***@ Rated PG • Regal Beach Blvd. A devout 18-year-old Israeli is about to be married off to a promising young man of the same age and background. It’s a dream come true – until her older sister dies in childbirth. Their mother doesn’t want her eldest daughter’s widowed husband to leave the country with her only grandchild, so she pressures her younger daughter to marry her late sister’s husband. Declaring her independence is not an option in Tel Aviv’s ultra-Orthodox Hasidic community. GROWN UPS 2 G@@@ Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Clay Theatre, Epic St. Augustine, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd., Regal River City Marketplace Lenny (Adam Sandler) learns that crazy follows you everywhere, when he moves his family back to his hometown to be with his childhood friends Marcus (David Spade), Kurt (Chris Rock) and Eric (Kevin James). The four adults relive the last day of school through their kids’ experiences. Dennis Dugan directs the comedy sequel. THE HEAT *G@@ Rated R • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic St. Augustine, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd., Regal River City Marketplace Uptight FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) and foul-mouthed Boston cop Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) mix like oil and water. After getting thrown off a case involving a ruthless drug lord, the pair decides to go after him on their own – checking off one of many buddy-cop movie clichés used here. Sarah and Shannon get drunk and bond, then make their way up the drug supply chain, taking amusing snipes at each other all the while.

Frank Moses (Bruce Willis), Han (Byung Hun Lee) and Marvin Boggs (John Malkovich) are trying to track down a portable nuclear device in “Red 2,” directed by Dean Parisot. Photo: Summit Entertainment

THE INTERNSHIP **@@ Rated PG-13 • Regal Avenues The dynamic duo of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson is back, this time looking for a new career instead of crashing weddings. After being let go from their jobs – apparently some digital device can replace them – Billy (Vaughn) and Nick (Wilson) gain a Google internship, but other new interns can outclick them at every turn. KEVIN HART: LET ME EXPLAIN **G@ Rated R • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency, Cinemark Tinseltown, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd., Regal River City Marketplace The versatile comedian toured last year; this performance was at Madison Square Garden. THE KINGS OF SUMMER ***@ Rated R • Sun-Ray Cinema Joe Toy (Nick Robinson) recruits his best friend Patrick (Gabriel Basso) and outcast Biaggio (Moises Arias) to help him build a house deep in the woods, so they can live independently from their “oppressive” families. THE LONE RANGER **G@ Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Clay Theatre, Epic St. Augustine, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd., Regal River City Marketplace, San Marco Theatre Tonto (Johnny Depp) and John Reid (Armie Hammer) join forces to fight the never-ending battle against corruption and greed. After John escapes a mass execution of fellow Texas Rangers, fate brings him to Tonto. The two reluctantly team up to avenge the death of John’s brother Dan. MAN OF STEEL **@@ Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic St. Augustine, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach, Regal River City Marketplace Kal-El, an alien from planet Krypton, is adopted by a Kansas family, the Kents (Kevin Costner, Diane Lane). With extraordinary powers, Clark (Henry Cavill), Kal-El’s human alias, realizes he has a moral duty to do good things for his new home, Earth. When Earth is threatened by a force humans can’t handle, Clark steps up to the plate in this new version of a classic comic, directed by Zack Snyder. Lois Lane (Amy Adams) still needs saving, but the Daily Planet’s star reporter seems smarter this time around than she did in earlier film incarnations. MONSTERS UNIVERSITY ***@ Rated G • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd., Regal River City Marketplace Pixar rolls out this fairly nifty prequel to “Monsters, Inc.” showing how lovable monsters Mike Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan (John Goodman) met at college. The cliché-ridden script repeats most all of the geeks vs. cool kids gags ever done – think “Revenge of the

Nerds” updated and animated. Co-starring the vocal talents of John Ratzenberger, Steve Buscemi, Nathan Fillion and Helen Mirren. MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING **G@ Rated PG-13 • Sun-Ray Cinema Writer/director Joss Whedon gathered his favorite actors at his house and made a modern-day version of Shakespeare’s popular comedy. Characters spar with words, deceptions, mistaken identity, misinterpretations, a wedding, tragedy and a happy ending. Co-starring Reed Diamond, Amy Acker, Fran Kranz, Nathan Fillion, Alexis Denisoff, Sean Maher and Clark Gregg, who cavort through the movie, in a strong ensemble endeavor. NOW YOU SEE ME ***@ Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency, Epic Theatre St. Augustine Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco star as four street magicians recruited by a mysterious figure. In return for fame and notoriety, the Four Horsemen must perform public magic acts in which they pull off three spectacular heists, each involving millions of dollars. They also face the FBI – led by Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo) and Interpol agent Alma Dray (Melanie Laurent) – and pursuit by opportunist Thaddeus Bradley (Morgan Freeman), who debunks magicians. PACIFIC RIM ***@ Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Clay Theatre, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd., Regal River City Marketplace, WGHOF IMAX Theatre With millions of lives lost and resources depleted, the war continues against giant monsters that rose from the seas. Mankind has one last hope before the apocalypse: The success of two unlikely heroes – Raleigh, a washed-up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee. Teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger, a massive robot that was a special weapon in the past, the men try to defend the human race. The action-adventure is directed by Guillermo del Toro.

RED 2 Rated PG-13 • Opens July 19 Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) is retired from his days as a black-ops CIA operative, but he’s getting the gang together once more. That’s Marvin (John Malkovich) and Sarah (MaryLouise Parker); they’re up against hired killers, terrorists and government honchos as they try to keep a purloined nuclear device from falling into the wrong hands. Co-starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byung Hun Lee and Helen Mirren. R.I.P.D. Rated PG-13 • Opens July 19 Hot shot detective Nick Walker (Ryan Reynolds) was killed in the line of duty but he’s now eligible to team up with the Rest in Peace Department. New partner Roy (Jeff Bridges) is a veteran sheriff with a knack for spotting a fugitive soul in disguise. Roy and Nick face a menace threatening to upset the ethereal balance between the physical world and the supernatural realm. Co-starring the busy Mary-Louise parker and Kevin Bacon. STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS ***G Rated PG-13 • Regal Avenues Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and his crew are “propelled into an epic chess game of life and death.” Joining Spock (Zachary Quinto) are Bones (Karl Urban), Scotty (Simon Pegg), Chekov (Anton Yelchin) and Sulu (John Cho). THIS IS THE END **G@ Rated R • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency, Epic St. Augustine, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd., Sun-Ray Cinema It’s a wild party at James Franco’s house with all his comedian friends drinking and ingesting substances. Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson and Franco play themselves in the crazy comedy. As a party is in full swing, the apocalypse hits. Sinkholes, raging fi res and vicious demons outside leave the dudes stuck inside the house with limited “supplies.” TURBO **@@ Rated PG • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic St. Augustine, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach, Regal River City Reviewed in this issue.


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V/H/S/2 **G@ Not Rated • Sun-Ray Cinema This horror flick features antiquated movie tapes you had to rewind. Private investigators discover a bunch of them at the home of a missing student. When they see what’s on the tapes, they begin to figure out the mystery. WHITE HOUSE DOWN ***@ Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd., Regal River City Marketplace The action movie stars Channing Tatum as a D.C. cop who yearns for the big-time adrenaline rush of being in the Secret Service. He gets his chance when he’s accidently in the White House as it’s attacked by terrorists. The president (Jamie Foxx) holds his own against the bad guys, too. The pacing could’ve been tighter for the story to move faster, but this tense movie delivers. WORLD WAR Z **@@ Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd., Regal River City Marketplace Aggressive zombies are multiplying fast. Why isn’t explained, which is annoying, but not as much as seeing former U.N. investigator Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt), wife Karen (Mireille Enos) and daughters (Sterling Jarins, Abigail Hargrove) get special government attention in the crisis. The visual effects are OK: a plane crash and the way zombies swarm like ants to climb a wall in Jerusalem but, overall, the movie isn’t visually dynamic and the 3D (not recommended) only makes things worse.


BACK TO THE FUTURE First in the trilogy about Marty McFly and his timetraveling capers screens 2 and 7 p.m. July 17 at Cinemark Tinseltown, 4535 Southside Blvd. and Regal Avenues, 9525 Philips Hwy., Southside. AMC SUMMER NIGHTS AMC Theatres continues its Summer Nights series, benefitting the Autism Society, with “The Hunger Games” July 17, “Olympus Has Fallen” July 22-24, “Oz The Great and Powerful” July 29-31, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” Aug. 5-7 and “Oblivion” Aug. 12-14 at AMC Regency and AMC Orange Park, $3, MADAGASCAR 3 The animated movie is shown 10 a.m. July 17-19 at Carmike Amelia Island, 1132 S. 14th St., Fernandina Beach. “Happy Feet 2” runs July 22-26. 261-9867, SUN-RAY SUMMER KIDS’ SERIES “Coraline” runs 10:30 a.m. July 17 at Sun-Ray Cinema, 1028 Park St., Riverside, 359-0047, Then, it’s “The Muppets Take Manhattan” July 24 and “E.T.” July 31.

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Movies MOVIES BY THE BAY Ripley’s St. Augustine and St. Augustine Municipal Marina continue this free summer movie series with “Blank Check,” 8:30 p.m. July 17 on the marina green space beside Bayfront Mini Golf, 111 Avenida Menendez. “Driving Miss Daisy” runs July 19. MOVIE NIGHT AT THE CUMMER Bring blankets and lounge chairs to see “Cars,” 8 p.m. July 19 at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave., Riverside, $6-$10, 356-6857, REPO MAN The comedy is screened July 19 at Sun-Ray Cinema, 1028 Park St., Riverside, 359-0047, A BAND CALLED DEATH The documentary on punk trio Death is screened July 22 at Sun-Ray Cinema, 1028 Park St., Riverside, 359-0047, POT BELLY’S CINEMA “The Company You Keep” and “At Any Price” are shown at Pot Belly’s, 36 Granada St., St. Augustine, 829-3101. ANIMAL HOUSE “National Lampoon’s Animal House” screens 2 p.m. July 21 at Cinemark Tinseltown, 4535 Southside Blvd. and Regal Avenues, 9525 Philips Hwy., Southside. SPRINGSTEEN & I This rock doc about The Boss is screened 7:30 p.m. July 22 at AMC Regency Square, 9451 Regency Square Blvd., Arlington, Cinemark Tinseltown, 4535 Southside Blvd. and Regal Avenues, 9525 Philips Hwy., Southside. It runs again July 30 at AMC Regency and Regal Avenues. WORLD GOLF HALL OF FAME IMAX THEATRE “Pacific Rim” is screened along with “The Last Reef 3D,” “Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West” and “To The Arctic 3D” at World Golf Hall of Fame Village IMAX Theatre, 1 World Golf Place, St. Augustine, 940-IMAX,


42 Jackie Robinson played baseball in a time in America when we congratulating ourselves for winning WWII and being the good guys. The white man’s dream was a reality, but blacks nationwide – not just in the South – were not gaining the equality, respect and the simple dignity they deserved. Robinson, who wore No. 42 for the Brooklyn Dodgers, took us a long way toward recognizing that right of everyone to be equal. This film is beautifully acted by Chadwick Boseman as Jackie, Harrison Ford as Dodgers VIP Branch Rickey and Nichole Begarie as Jackie’s regal wife Rachel. EVIL DEAD In this remake of the 1981 horror movie, five friends isolate themselves in a remote cabin in the woods. When they read from the Necronomicon (Book of the Dead), it calls forth a whole passel of dastardly demons – who just happen to be in the same woods – out to possess the youngsters. Co-starring Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas and Elizabeth Blackmore. 

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill (pictured here in Somalia) examines the United States’ covert wars in the documentary “Dirty Wars,” opening July 19 at Sun-Ray Cinema. Photo: Richard Rowley, IFC Films

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Rock fusion supergroup The Aristocrats mix humor with high shredability THE ARISTOCRATS with TONY SMOTHERMAN PROJECT and ARTILECT 9 p.m. July 21 1904 Music Hall, 19 N. Ocean St., Downtown Tickets: $15-$20 434-3475,


hen it comes to instrumental dexterity, few musicians can hold a candle to The Aristocrats. A far-flung, transatlantic supergroup of sorts, the trio is made up of Englishman Guthrie Govan, widely acknowledged as a “guitar virtuoso’s virtuoso” and the “scariest guitar player alive”; American bassist Bryan Beller, who’s played with guitar gods Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and Dream Theater; and German-born drummer Marco Minneman, who’s played everything from jazz to death metal to prog rock and has cultivated a lucrative career as an instructional guru. You might expect these three highly proficient shredders to come together and make pompous, overly serious music — but that’s exactly the opposite of what The Aristocrats have accomplished. There’s that band name, which references the filthily endemic comedy-circuit staple; hilarious double-entendré song titles like “Boing!… I’m in the Back” and “Sweaty Knockers”; and the cover art on new album, “Culture Clash” — cartoon versions of Govan, Beller and Minnemann fighting off pigs, chickens and astronauts. Folio Weekly chatted with Beller about the band’s sense of humor, coming from a rock ’n’ roll foundation and visiting Florida for the first time. Folio Weekly: The Aristocrats’ second album, “Culture Clash,” came out recently. How does it differ from 2011’s self-titled debut? Bryan Beller: Well, we formed almost by accident after playing our first gig at a NAAM Show [music product convention] in Anaheim. The response was so overwhelming that we said, “OK — let’s just make a record.” But we didn’t know each other that well, so “The Aristocrats” happened very suddenly. Then, we went out on tour and learned a lot about each other’s playing and personalities,


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which informed the songwriting for the new record. We took more chances and trusted each other more, now that we know each other’s strong suits. F.W.: Tell us about the cartoonish cover art for “Culture Clash.” B.B.: Humor’s always been an obvious thing for us. We’re all Frank Zappa fans — so does humor belong in music? Of course it does. We play music that’s difficult, and if you treat it in a shoegazing, “Oh my God, we have to be absolutely perfect, let’s not laugh at ourselves” way … well, that’s a recipe for no fun. So we’re happy to take the piss out of ourselves and our music and have a good time. When you play difficult stuff, humor helps it come across as impressive without being pompous.

feel like we should provide them with every opportunity possible to enjoy what we’re up to. With music, there’s this insatiable desire for insider knowledge. But all those extras also show people that we’re just regular dudes making music. F.W.: You’re all highly accomplished musicians, though. Do you ever put your instruments down? B.B.: After a show, we put the instruments aside. Ninety to 100 minutes of Aristocrats music is enough for one night. [Laughs.] F.W.: You, Marco and Guthrie all devote lots of time to holding instruction clinics. How important is that? B.B.: I really dig doing clinics. Guthrie and Marco have done more than me, so they’re easing off a little. But I think it’s the highest honor to have other people actually care about what you do — especially with a band like The Aristocrats, where there’s so much

“We formed almost by accident after playing our first gig at a NAAM Show.” F.W.: Other than Zappa, what common denominators do you, Marco and Guthrie share? B.B.: We’re all rock-based musicians who want to play more, as opposed to jazz-based musicians who have an improvisational facility learned from studying jazz masters and being able to play all different styles of music. Our touchstones are Led Zeppelin, Queen and Van Halen; Marco and I are more into metal than Guthrie is. We’re a rock-fusion outfit, not a jazz-fusion outfit. F.W.: All your releases are bundled with extensive behind-the-scenes extras. Any particular reason? B.B.: First of all, you have to be commercial about it — adding value to your physical product is necessary these days. With the Internet, you can really find people who are super-interested in what you do. And I

playing going on. So I love sharing that information. I did a clinic at George’s Music in Jacksonville Beach last year, and everyone was super-nice. F.W.: Was that the first time you’ve visited Northeast Florida? B.B.: It was. We’ve all played in Florida with our side acts, but The Aristocrats have never played there. Florida is one of those states that many bands just don’t tour to. Businesswise, it’s expensive to get into and back out of Florida. But we’re a modest outfit, and all of us are so busy, so with this record, we were determined to get to places like Florida and Texas that we hadn’t been before. We have three dates in Florida on this tour, and we can’t wait.  Nick McGregor JULY 17-23, 2013 | | 23


Tim Butler says The Psychedelic Furs will release a new album, eventually. “We’re working at entirely our own pace, but there will be one. Slow and steady, as they say.”   Photo: Maggie Butler

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After nearly 35 years, these UK New Wave pioneers are touring on their own terms THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS with SPACEHOG 7 p.m. July 25 Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach Tickets: $28.50-$32 209-0399,


f all the bands birthed from Great Britain’s late-1970s cultural revolution, The Psychedelic Furs always presented the biggest quandary. Although influenced to form after brothers Richard and Tim Butler attended an early performance by The Sex Pistols, the Butlers, Duncan Kilburn, Vince Ely, Roger Morris and John Ashton clearly weren’t punk in the same sense of the word. And though bands like The Smiths and The Cure took the English alternative rock ball and ran with it in the ’80s, the Furs were clearly more indebted to past glam-pop bands like Roxy Music. Here in America, The Psychedelic Furs will always be best known for their 1982 song “Pretty in Pink,” which was rerecorded in 1986 and used as the centerpiece of director John Hughes’ teen classic movie of the same name. But as Tim Butler told Folio Weekly via email, the Furs cultivated a rich musical history before and after that pop-culture high-water mark.

Folio Weekly: After nearly 35 years on the road, what does a Psychedelic Furs live show look like today? Tim Butler: It’s a mix of songs from the entire history of the band — new songs that haven’t been released yet, spanning back to songs that haven’t been performed live since 1981. The band is undoubtedly the best it’s ever been live, and we’re very excited for our current U.S. tour.

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F.W.: Is it more strenuous to do a six-week tour today than it was in the early ’80s? T.B.: It’s a lot better these days. We tour on our own terms and are no longer on that nonstop album-tour-album-tour treadmill,

which was absolutely exhausting. We go out and play live because we love to — after all these years, we’ve got the balance between road life and home life down pretty well. F.W.: The Psychedelic Furs formed in Britain in the late ’70s. How influenced were you all by The Sex Pistols and that era’s punk revolution? T.B.: I don’t think The Sex Pistols influenced us much musically, but they certainly did attitude-wise. Our roots musically were always more based in Roxy Music, Velvet Underground and Love. That’s what we grew up listening to. [But that time period] was cool. Richard and I actually went to see The Sex Pistols early on at a gig that many people claimed to have been at! It was full of energy and played a part in the thought of forming a band. But it wasn’t what [we were] about musically at all. F.W.: Was it unusual in the late ’70s for a rock band to have a saxophone player? T.B.: Not many, other than Roxy Music. The current trend at the time was punk, and we really weren’t trying to follow any trends. We were doing our own music with our own influences. F.W.: Your song “Pretty in Pink” was featured in the 1986 John Hughes movie of the same name. How did that come about, and how pivotal was it in terms of fully breaking the band? T.B.: We were well-established by the time “Pretty in Pink” was released. “Love My Way,” “The Ghost in You,” “Heaven” and a few others were already quite successful. The story we always heard was that Molly Ringwald was a fan of the band and asked John Hughes to write a movie for her around the song. [But] it was a double-edged sword. It brought us a tremendous new audience, but the Top 40

popularity seemed to alienate some of our earlier hardcore fans. F.W.: Why did The Psychedelic Furs break up in 1991 and decide to reunite in 2000? T.B.: We didn’t really break up — we just needed time away. Richard and I immediately went to work on Love Spit Love, and John had a couple of side projects he wanted to produce. We just got tired of doing the same thing for so long. When we got back together, it was pretty natural. Our agent called us up and asked if we wanted to do a run of shows with The B-52s and The Go-Go’s. There was no real pressure or anything, so we thought, “Sure, it might be fun.” It was — and we’ve kept on ever since. F.W.: How has the Furs audience evolved since 2000? T.B.: We see young faces at a lot of shows now, and we hear from time to time that the Furs don’t sound dated like many bands of our era. I tend to agree — if any of the first four albums came out today, I think they’d do quite well. F.W.: Will there ever be another new album? T.B.: Yes! It will happen. We’re working at entirely our own pace, but there will be one. Slow and steady, as they say. F.W.: Do The Psychedelic Furs have much experience touring in Florida? T.B.: We’ve been to Florida many, many times, and every time we come, we have a great time. The shows are fun and exciting and the crowds there are always very enthusiastic. Besides, what’s not to like about sunshine?  Nick McGregor


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I AM ENDSEEKER, ISLANDER The ambient hardcore band plays 7:30 p.m. July 17 at Murray Hill Theatre, 932 Edgewood Ave. S., Edgewood, $8, 388-7807. MUSIC BY THE SEA: Grapes of Roth The free concert series continues with The Grapes of Roth, 7-9 p.m. July 17 at the Pier & Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. Each week, an area restaurant offers its fare; this week it’s Gas Full Service, 347-8007.


Alternative rock/reggae group appears 8 p.m. July 17 at Jack Rabbits, 1528 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, 398-7496.


The feel-good funk, blues and sacred steel music features members of Greenhouse Lounge, Lucky Costello, S.P.O.R.E and Herd of Watts, 9 p.m. July 17 at 1904 Music Hall, 19 N. Ocean St., Downtown, $10, 434-3475.







Mixing pop, punk and rock, the New York-based band performs 7 p.m. July 18 at Burro Bar, 100 E. Adams St., Downtown, 353-4686. CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA The Mike Hart Band goes on 7 p.m. July 18 at Plaza de la ConstituciĂłn, St. Augustine historic district.

Alternative rockers Toad the Wet Sprocket – Randy Guss (from left), Glen Phillips, Todd Nichols and Dean Dinning – dry off July 24 at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Photo: Rob Shanahan


The alternative band from Long Beach takes the stage 6 p.m. July 20 at St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A S., St. Augustine, $34.90-$57.40, 209-0367.


Hip hop musicians appear 8 p.m. July 20 at Jack Rabbits, 1528 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, $15, 398-7496.

The rock band plays 7 p.m. July 18 at Jack Rabbits, 1528 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, $12, 398-7496.


Sumilan, Dank Sinatra and Christie Lenee at 1904 Music Hall, The Raven Mockers, Dividing the Skyline, Spice Hound Co., Homemade at Burro Bar and Kids, Tree Spirit and Honey Chamber at Underbelly, 6 p.m.-2 a.m. July 18 (and the third Thur. every month) at multiple venues on The Elbow, corner of Ocean and Bay streets, Downtown, free, 434-3475.



The alternative rock group plays 8 p.m. July 19 at Murray Hill Theatre, 932 Edgewood Ave. S., Murray Hill, $8, 388-7807.


Outlaw bluegrassers play 10 p.m. July 19 at Mojo No. 4 Urban BBQ Whiskey Bar, 3572 St. Johns Ave., Avondale, 381-6670.


Southern hard rockers hit the stage 8 p.m. July 20 at Freedbird Live, 200 N. First St., Jax Beach, $15, 246-2473.


English EDM producer slices eardrums, 9 p.m. July 20 at Eclipse, 4219 St. Johns Ave., Jacksonville, $5-$10, 387-3582.


The blues and classic rock musician plays 10 p.m. July 20 at Mojo Kitchen, 1500 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach, $12, 247-6636.


Southern rock singer appears 9:30 p.m. July 20 at Dog Star Tavern, 10 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach, $5, 277-8010.


The talents of Larry Mangum and Dan Peyton are displayed

8 p.m. July 20 at European Street CafĂŠ, 5500 Beach Blvd., Southside, $10, 399-1740.


Indie-pop artist performs 8 p.m. July 21 at Burro Bar, 100 E. Adams St., Downtown, 353-4686.


The rock-fusion trio appears July 21 at 1904 Music Hall, 19 N. Ocean St., Downtown, $15, 434-3475.


The rock group plays 7 p.m. July 23 at Jack Rabbits, 1528 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, free, 398-7496.


Christian metalcore 7 p.m. July 23 at Murray Hill Theatre, 932 Edgewood Ave. S., Murray Hill, $12, 388-7807.








Reggae rockers sing the condition of the world 7 p.m. July 24 at Mavericks, 2 Independent Dr., Downtown, $25, 356-1110.






Electronic funk rockers bring it 9:30 p.m. July 19 at Dog Star Tavern, 10 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach, $5, 277-8010.



SURF FEST: The Intoxicators, The Mystery Men, The Surge!, The Novarays, The Crowkeepers


The alternative rock band plays 8 p.m. July 24 at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra, $29.55, 209-0367.

The singer of Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin picks up the mic 8 p.m. July 19 at Freebird Live, 200 N. First St., Jax Beach, $27, 246-2473.

The folk-indie group goes on 8 p.m. July 19 at Murray Hill Theatre, 932 Edgewood Ave., Murray Hill, $8, 388-7807. ANDREW McMAHON The energetic pop artist showcases his recently released EP “The Pop Underground,� 8 p.m. July 19 at Freebird Live, 200 N. First St., Jax Beach, $27, 246-2473. ARCHNEMESIS The electro hip hop soul group performs 10 p.m. July 19 at 1904 Music Hall, 19 Ocean St., Downtown, $10, 434-3475. BRYCE ALASTAIR BAND The blues group plays 8 p.m. July 19 at Jack Rabbits, 1528 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, $8, 398-7496.





The surf rock festival features The Intoxicators July 19 and the rest of the lineup 6 p.m.-midnight July 20 at Underbelly, 113 E. Bay St., Downtown,$5 each night, 353-6067.













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Zach Deputy/Big Something Greensky Bluegrass Sick Puppies Frightened Rabbit Mayday Parade They Might Be Giants Built to Spill Less Than Jake/Anti Flag EOTO

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The R&B singer is on 9 p.m. July 24, 1904 Music Hall, 19 N. Ocean St., Downtown, $6, 434-3475.


The free concert series continues with Bush Doctors 7-9 p.m. July 24 at the Pier & Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach.



July 25, Plaza de la Constitución THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS July 25, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall


July 25, European Street San Marco


MACHINE GUN KELLY, R.U.D.E. July 25, Brewsters Roc Bar MYSTIC DINO July 26-27, Lynch’s Irish Pub IVEY WEST July 26, Mellow Mushroom Jax Beach APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION (Guns N Roses Tribute), RED WHITE & CRUE’D (Mötley Crüe), POISON’D (Poison) July 26, Freebird Live RICKOLOUS, FJORD EXPLORER, FOUR FAMILIES July 26, Jack Rabbits THE MONKEES July 26, St. Augustine Amphitheatre ROAD LESS TRAVELED July 26, Culhane’s Irish Pub BLACKOUT, PARIS BENNETT July 26, Brewsters Megaplex

SAMUEL SANDERS CD Release Show, STEPHEN CAREY, DON’T SIGH DAISY July 26, Underbelly PATRICK HAGGERTY & MOJO CHILLEN July 27, Downtown Blues Bar & Grille, Palatka COREY SMITH July 27, The Standard LAWLESS HEARTS July 27, Freebird Live PARKER URBAN BAND July 27, Dog Star Tavern VINYL THIEF, DR. SIRBROTHER July 27, 1904 Music Hall MAGNETS & GHOSTS July 27, Underbelly EXCISION July 27, Aqua Nightclub


HYDRA MELODY July 29, 1904 Music Hall MUSIC BY THE SEA: Ain’t Too Proud To Beg July 31, St. Augustine Beach Pier & Pavilion SAM PACETTI July 31, Underbelly BROWN BAG SPECIAL Aug. 1, Dog Star Tavern

CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA: Rob Ellis Peck & Friends Aug. 1, Plaza de la Constitución JARREN BENTON Aug. 1, Brewsters Megaplex R-DENT Aug. 2, Jack Rabbits SOUL GRAVY Aug. 2, Freebird Live BEARTOE, EMILY DOUBLEDAY Aug. 2, Underbelly DEAD JERRY’S Aug. 2, Dog Star Tavern


CLEAN WATER MUSIC FESTIVAL Aug. 10, P.V. Concert Hall HUNX & HIS PUNX, HUNTERS, HANK AND CUPCAKES, QUEEN BEEF Aug. 13, Jack Rabbits MUSIC BY THE SEA: Jimmy Parrish & The Ocean Waves Aug. 14, St. Augustine Beach Pier & Pavilion CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA: The Grapes of Roth Aug. 15, Plaza de la Constitución K.FLAY, SIRAH Aug. 15, Jack Rabbits


Aug. 16, St. Augustine Amphitheatre ROCK FOR KIDS PART II Aug. 16, Freebird Live YELLOWMAN, I-VIBES Aug. 16, The Standard BLACK KIDS Aug. 17, Underbelly


18th Anniversary Fest: Kaliyl, Tell Tale Heart, Quiet Science, Doubting Benefit, Sumerlin, I Am Endseeker


THE BIG NIGHT OUT: Fuel, Hoobastank, Lit, Alien Ant Farm Aug. 20, Brewsters Roc Bar MUSIC BY THE SEA: Smokin’ Mirrors

LOUDERPALOOZA2: Shattermat, The Pinz, Status Faux, F.F.N., Xgeezer, Self Employed, Poor Richards, Thirteen22 Aug. 3, Burro Bar GRANDPA’S COUGH MEDICINE Aug. 3, European Street


Aug. 2, Centre Street, Fernandina Beach

Aug. 2, Mavericks at the Landing THE VEGABONDS Aug. 2, The Tavern on First PAPA MILLION Aug. 3, Dog Star Tavern Aug. 3, Murray Hill Theatre

Café Southside

BOBBY LEE ROGERS, LARRY MITCHELL TRIO, HERD OF WATTS Aug. 3, Freebird Live LOSING SEPTEMBER Aug. 5, Jack Rabbits THE DUPPIES, SAMMY KAY & THE FAST FOUR, ELYSIUM, SAFARI SOUNDLAB Aug. 6, Jack Rabbits JUSTIN BIEBER Aug. 7, Veterans Memorial Arena MUSIC BY THE SEA: MidLife Crisis Aug. 7, St. Augustine Beach Pier & Pavilion ERIC LINDELL Aug. 8, Mojo Kitchen THE HOWLIN’ BROTHERS Aug. 8, European Street Café LEGION Aug. 8, Atticus Bar

CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA: Ancient City Slickers

Aug. 8, Plaza de la Constitución ALABAMA Aug. 9, St. Augustine Amphitheatre SENTROPOLIS, CHROMA, kLoB Aug. 9, Dog Star Tavern THE APPLEBUTTER EXPRESS Aug. 9, 1904 Music Hall


Aug. 17-18, Murray Hill Theatre

Aug. 21, St. Augustine Beach Pier & Pavilion

Aug. 22, St. Augustine Amphitheatre


Aug. 22, Plaza de la Constitución DARLING PARADE Aug. 22, Jack Rabbits JARS OF CLAY Aug. 23, Murray Hill Theatre THE FRITZ, JASON LAMAR & RIG Aug. 23, 1904 Music Hall TWIZTID, LEGIT Aug. 23, Brewsters Roc Bar THE FRITZ, CHROMA Aug. 24, 1904 Music Hall


Aug. 24, Murray Hill Theatre YANKEE SLICKERS Aug. 24, Dog Star Tavern THE FRITZ, CHROMA Aug. 24, 1904 Music Hall

JASON & THE PUNKNECKS, MUDTOWN, COUGAR BARREL Aug. 25, Burro Bar BACKSTREET BOYS Aug. 26, Veterans Memorial Arena MUSIC BY THE SEA: Big Lonesome Aug. 28, St. Augustine Beach Pier & Pavilion

CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA: Lonesome Bert & The Skinny Lizards Aug. 28, Plaza de la Constitución CARNAGE Aug. 28, Pure Nightclub IRATION, THROUGH THE ROOTS, FORTUNATE YOUTH, MICAH BROWN Aug. 30, Freebird Live MUSIC BY THE SEA: ET Swing Sept. 4, St. Augustine Beach Pier & Pavilion

BLACK FLAG, GOOD FOR YOU Sept. 6, Brewsters Megaplex VAGABOND SWING Sept. 7, Dog Star Tavern STEELY DAN Sept. 8, St. Augustine Amphitheatre RED Sept. 8, Murray Hill Theatre MUSIC BY THE SEA: Top Secret Band Sept. 11, St. Augustine Beach Pier & Pavilion

AMELIA ISLAND BLUES FESTIVAL: Mud Morganfield, Ana Popovic, Zac Harmon, John Nemeth, Albert Castiglia, Ben Prestage, Roger “Hurricane” Wilson with the Shuffle Junkies, Josh Miller Band, Karl Davis Band, Blues in School Band Sept. 13-14, Centre Street & Harbor Front GODCHASERZ Sept. 13, Murray Hill Theatre


Sept. 13, Freebird Live TROPIC THUNDER Sept. 14, Dog Star Tavern CLUTCH, THE SWORD, CROBOT Sept. 17, Freebird Live

MUSIC BY THE SEA: Beach Street A Go-Go Sept. 18, St. Augustine Beach Pier & Pavilion


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Live Music BAM MARGERA as F*CKFACE UNSTOPPABLE, HED PE, KISSING CANDLES Sept. 19, Freebird Live REBELUTION, COLLIE BUDDZ, ZION-I Sept. 22, St. Augustine Amphitheatre


MUSIC BY THE SEA: Navy Dixieland Jazz Sept. 25, St. Augustine Beach Pier & Pavilion


Sept. 25, Brewsters Megaplex COLIN HAY Sept. 26, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall STRFKR, CHROME SPARKS Sept. 26, Jack Rabbits GRAMATIK Sept. 26, Freebird Live ZACH DEPUTY, BIG SOMETHING Sept. 28, Freebird Live SAVES THE DAY Oct. 2, Brewsters Roc Bar THE MANTRAS Oct. 2, 1904 Music Hall GREENSKY BLUEGRASS Oct. 2, Freebird Live CITY & COLOUR Oct. 4, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall


Oct. 4, Centre Street, Fernandina Beach SICK PUPPIES Oct. 4, Freebird Live FRIGHTENED RABBIT Oct. 10, Freebird Live MAYDAY PARADEOct. 11, Freebird Live AARON CARTER Oct. 14, Jack Rabbits THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS Oct. 18, Freebird Live TOWER OF POWER Oct. 18, The Florida Theatre

THE LUMINEERS, DR. DOG, NATHANIEL RATELIFF Oct. 18, St. Augustine Amphitheatre SWITCHFOOT Oct. 24, The Florida Theatre NEKO CASE Oct. 25, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall BUILT TO SPILL Oct. 25, Freebird Live JOHN FOGERTY Oct. 26, St. Augustine Amphitheatre MICHAEL BUBLE Oct. 29, Veterans Memorial Arena KURT VILE Oct. 31, Jack Rabbits LESS THAN JAKE, ANTI FLAG Nov. 5, Freebird Live EOTO Nov. 6, Freebird Live


Nov. 6, Jack Rabbits THE PIANO GUYS Nov. 7, The Florida Theatre THREE DOG NIGHT Nov. 8, The Florida Theatre

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER, MARTINA McBRIDE Nov. 9, Veterans Memorial Arena SPYRO GYRA Nov. 15, The Florida Theatre

JOHN DENVER, A ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH CONCERT Nov. 19, The Florida Theatre STRAIGHT NO CHASER Nov. 20, The Florida Theatre


Nov. 22, The Florida Theatre THE IRISH TENORS Dec. 1, The Florida Theatre SHEMEKIA COPELAND Dec. 8, Ponte Vedra Music Hall MERCY GIRL Dec. 14, Murray Hill Theatre



ANDREW ALTMAN Christmas Jam Dec. 21, Dog Star Tavern ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK Jan. 21, The Florida Theatre DARLENE LOVE Feb. 13, The Florida Theatre THE IRISH ROVERS Feb. 15, The Florida Theatre THE TEMPTATIONS, THE FOUR TOPS Feb. 20, The Florida Theatre

Indie-pop musician The Saturday Giant comes down to Earth on a Sunday – July 21 at Burro Bar in Downtown Jacksonville.

DOG STAR TAVERN, 10 N. Second St., 277-8010

Chubby 9 p.m. July 18. Rebecca Day 5 p.m., The Fritz 9:30 p.m. July 19. Col. Bruce Hampton 9:30 p.m. July 20. Working Class Stiff with real vinyl 8 p.m. every Tue.

Tue. DJ Free spins vintage every Fri. DJs SuZi-Rok, LowKill & Mowgli spin for Chillwave Madness every Mon.

ELEVATED AVONDALE, 3551 St. Johns Ave., 387-0700

Voll 7-10 p.m. every Fri. Live music every weekend

Piano bar with various musicians 9:30 p.m. every Fri. & Sat. MOJO NO. 4, 3572 St. Johns Ave., 381-6670 Grandpa’s Cough Medicine 10 p.m. July 19. Mondo Mike & The Po-Boys 10 p.m. July 20 TOM & BETTY’S, 4409 Roosevelt Blvd., 387-3311 Pop Muzik 7 p.m. July 19. Live music every Fri. Karaoke every Sat.

Springer every Tue.-Wed. Aaron Bing every Fri.-Sat.

COFFEE GRINDER, 9834 Old Baymeadows Road, 642-7600 DJ Albert Adkins spins every Fri. DJs Adrian

GENNARO’S ITALIANO SOUTH, 5472 First Coast Highway, 491-1999 Live jazz 7:30-9:30 p.m. every Fri. & Sat.

GREEN TURTLE TAVERN, 14 S. Third St., 321-2324 Dan HAMMERHEAD BEACH BAR, 2045 S. Fletcher Road, 491-7783 Buck Smith, Jim Barcaro every Thur. THE HOYT HOUSE, 804 Atlantic Ave., 277-4300 John MERMAID BAR, Florida House Inn, 22 S. Third St., 491-3322 Open mic, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Thur. O’KANE’S IRISH PUB, 318 Centre St., 261-1000 Dan Voll

7:30 p.m. every Wed. Turner London Band 8:30 p.m. every Thur.-Sat. THE PALACE SALOON, 117 Centre St., 491-3332 Ace Winn 9 p.m. July 22. Wes Cobb 9:30 p.m. every Wed. DJs every Fri. & Sat. Schnockered 9:30 p.m. every Sun. Buck Smith Project Band 9:30 p.m. every Tue. Sheffield’s at The Palace: Katie Fair 6-10 every Tue. Gary Ross 6-10 p.m. every Wed. Decades Band 6-10 p.m. every Thur.


Sky, Alberto Diaz & Chris Zachrich every Tue. DJ Michael Stumbaughevery Sat.

GATORS DOCKSIDE, 8650 Baymeadows Road, 448-0500 Karaoke with DJ Tom 9 p.m.-mid. every Tue. MY PLACE, 9550 Baymeadows Road, 737-5299 Out of

Hand every Mon. Rotating bands every other Tue. & Wed.

PLAE, 80 Amelia Circle, Amelia Island Plantation, 277-2132 Gary Ross 7-11 p.m. every Thur.-Sat. SALTY PELICAN, 12 N. Front St., 277-3811 Dan Voll July

21. Live music every Sun.

THE SURF, 3199 S. Fletcher Ave., 261-5711 Ace Winn

July 21. Live music every weekend


BREWSTERS MEGAPLEX/PIT/ROC BAR/THE EDGE, 845 University Blvd. N., 223-9850 East From West 6 p.m. July 19. Gift Giver p.m. July 24. Machine Gun Kelly, R.U.D.E. July 25. Live music every Wed.-Sat.

MVP’S SPORTS GRILLE, 12777 Atlantic Blvd., 221-1090 Live music 9 p.m. every Fri. & Sat.



CAFE KARIBO, 27 N. Third St., 277-5269 Live music in the courtyard 6 p.m. every Fri. & Sat., 5 p.m. every Sun.

BRICK RESTAURANT, 3585 St. Johns Ave., 387-0606 Bush Doctors every first Fri. & Sat. Jazz every Fri. & Sat.

CASBAH CAFE, 3628 St. Johns Ave., 981-9966 Goliath

Flores every Wed. 3rd Bass every Sun. Live music every Mon. ECLIPSE, 4219 St. Johns Ave., 387-3582 Krafty Kuts, Farace, Dave Berg July 20. DJ Keith spins Karaoke every

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July 19. Clayton Bush July 20. Matt Collins July 25. Live music every Wed.-Sat. KC CRAVE, 1161 Beach Blvd., 595-5660 Live music every Wed., Fri. & Sat. LANDSHARK CAFE, 1728 Third St. N., 246-6024 The Rip Currents 7 p.m. July 20. Open mic every Wed. Matt Still every Thur. Damn Dirty Shame every Tue.

LILLIE’S COFFEE BAR, 200 First St., Neptune Beach, 249-2922 Permission 7 p.m. July 19. Besanya Santiago 7:30 p.m. July 20. Live music every Fri. Jazz 7:30 p.m. every Sat.

LYNCH’S IRISH PUB, 514 N. First St., 249-5181

Something Distant July 19-20. Dirty Pete July 21. Mystic Dino July 26-27. Uncommon Legends every Wed. Ryan Campbell every Thur. Be Easy every Mon.

EDM producer Krafty Kuts sneaks into Duval July 20 at Eclipse in Riverside.

OASIS GRILL & CHILL, 9551 Baymeadows Road, 748-9636 DJs Stan, Mike Bend spin every Feel Good Fri.


(All venues in Jax Beach unless otherwise noted)

BILLY’S BOATHOUSE GRILL 2321 Beach Blvd., 241-9771 Incognito July 17. Kurt Lanham 5:30 p.m. July

18. 4Pack 6 p.m. July 19. Billy Bowers 1 p.m., Beau & the Burners 6 p.m. July 20. Kurt Lanham noon, 4Play 5 p.m. July 21. Live music Wed.-Sun.

BLUE WATER ISLAND GRILL, 200 First St. N., 249-0083

Charlie Walker 9:30 p.m. July 20

BRIX TAPHOUSE, 300 N. Second St., 241-4668 DJ IBay every Tue., Fri. & Sat. DJ Ginsu every Wed. DJ Jade every Thur. Charlie Walker every Sun. CASA MARINA, 691 First St. N., 270-0025 Jazz 6 p.m. every Tue.

CULHANE’S IRISH PUB, 967 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 249-9595 Splinters July 19. Cloud 9 July 20. The

Road Less Traveled July 21. DJ Vito every Thur. Karaoke with Hal 8 p.m. every Sat. Irish music every Sun. John Thomas Group Jazz 6-8 p.m. every first Tue.

ENGINE 15 BREWING COMPANY, 1500 Beach Blvd., Ste. 217, 249-2337 The Road Less Traveled 7 p.m. July 18. Live music every Thur.

FLY’S TIE IRISH PUB, 177 E. Sailfish Drive, Atlantic Beach, 246-4293 Songwriters every Tue. Ryan Campbell

every Wed. Wes Cobb every Thur. Charlie Walker 10:30 p.m. every Mon. FREEBIRD LIVE, 200 N. First St., 246-2473 Andrew McMahon, Northe, Flagship Romance 8 p.m. July 19. Drivin’ ’N’ Cryin’, Tommy Harrison Group 8 p.m. July 20. Passafire, Stick Figure, Crazy Carls, Tatanka July 25. Appetite for Destruction (GNR tribute) July 26. Live music every weekend

GREEN ROOM BREWING, 228 N. Third St., 201-9283

Live music every Fri. & Sat.

ISLAND GIRL CIGAR BAR, 108 First St., Neptune Beach, 372-0943 Billy Buchanan July 18. Chelsea Saddler 9 p.m.


MERCURY MOON, 2015 C.R. 220, 215-8999

BandontheRun July 20. DJ Ty every Thur. Buck Smith Project every Mon. Blistur unplugged every Wed. WHITEY’S FISH CAMP, 2032 C.R. 220, 269-4198 Open mic July 18. Lift 9:30 p.m. July 19. The Monster Fool 9:30 p.m. July 20. Deck music 5 p.m. every Fri. & Sat., 4:30 p.m. every Sun.


BRUCCI’S PIZZA, 13500 Beach Blvd., Ste. 36, 223-6913

MAYPORT TAVERN, 2775 Old Mayport Road, Atlantic Beach, 270-0801 Karaoke every Fri. & Sat. MELLOW MUSHROOM, 1018 N. Third St., Ste. 2, 246-1500 DiCarlo Thompson 8 p.m. July 17. Red Beard &

Mike Shackelford 6:30 p.m. every Sat. & Mon.

MEZZA LUNA, 110 First St., Neptune Beach, 249-5573

SALSA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT, 13500 Beach Blvd., Ste. 46, 992-8402 Live guitar music 6-9 p.m. every

Stinky E July 18. Yankee Slickers July 19. Bread & Butter July 20. Mark O’Quinn July 24. Ivey West July 26. Live music every Wed.-Sun.

Neil Dixon 6 p.m. every Tue. Gypsies Ginger 6 p.m. every Wed. Mike Shackelford & Rick Johnson 6 p.m. every Thur. MOJO KITCHEN, 1500 Beach Blvd., 247-6636 Conrad Oberg 10 p.m. July 20

MONKEY’S UNCLE TAVERN, 1850 S. Third St., 246-1070 Blistur 10 p.m. July 20. Wes Cobb 10 p.m. every Tue. DJ Austin Williams Karaoke 9 p.m. every Wed., Sat. & Sun. DJ Papa Sugar 9 p.m. every Mon., Thur. & Fri.

NORTH BEACH BISTRO, 725 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 6, Atlantic Beach, 372-4105 Katie Fair 7 p.m. July 18. Str8Up 7:30 p.m. July 19. Terry Whitehead 7:30 p.m. July 20

OCEAN 60, 60 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 247-0060

Evans Acoustic trio 8 p.m. July 20. Katie Fair every Wed. Javier Perez every Thur. Live music every Fri. & Sat. THE PIER CANTINA, 412 N. First St., 246-6454 Charlie Walker July 19. Uncommon Legends 9:30 p.m. July 20. Split Tone, Charlie Walker 3:30 p.m. July 21

POE’S TAVERN, 363 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 241-7637 Garrett on Acoustic 5 p.m. July 18. Be Easy every Sat.

RAGTIME TAVERN, 207 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 241-7877 Permission July 18. Boogie Freaks July 19-20. Bread & Butter July 21. Live music every Thur.-Sun.

THE TAVERN ON 1ST, 401 N. First St., 435-4124 Live

CLIFF’S BAR & GRILL, 3033 Monument Road, 645-5162 The Ride July 19-20. Live music every Wed. Karaoke every Thur. & Sun. Top 40 every Mon. & Tue.

JERRY’S SPORTS GRILLE & STEAKHOUSE, 13170 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 22, 220-6766 Karaoke Dude every Wed. Live music every Fri. & Sat.

Tue. & Sat.


APPLEBEE’S, 14560 Old St. Augustine Road, 262-7605

Michael C 9:30 p.m. every Sat.

AW SHUCKS OYSTER BAR, 9743 Old St. Augustine Road, 240-0368 Open mic with Diamond Dave every Wed. CHEERS BAR & GRILL, 11475 San Jose Blvd., 262-4337 Karaoke 9:30 p.m. every Wed. HARMONIOUS MONKS, 10550 Old St. Augustine Road, 880-3040 Jazz 7-9 pm., Karaoke 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Mon.-Thur. Dennis Klee & the World’s Most Talented Waitstaff Fri. & Sat.

RACK EM UP, 4268 Oldfield Crossing Drive, Ste. 205, 262-4030 Karaoke with DJ Randall every Sun. & Wed. DJ BG every Tue. Live music every Sat.


BLACK HORSE WINERY, 420 Kingsley Ave., 644-8480

Live music 6-9 p.m. every Fri., 2-6 p.m. every Sat.

CHEERS BAR & GRILL, 1580 Wells Road, 269-4855

Karaoke 9:30 p.m. every Wed. & Sat.

THE HILLTOP, 2030 Wells Road, 272-5959 John Michael every Wed.-Sat.

music 10 p.m. every Thur.

LIVE BAR & LOUNGE, 2223 C.R. 220, 290-1733 Open mic

every Fri. & Sat.

POMPEII COAL-FIRED PIZZA, 2134 Park Ave., 264-6116 Live music 7:30 p.m. every Fri. & Sat. THE ROADHOUSE, 231 Blanding Blvd., 264-0611 Live

THE WINE BAR, 320 N. First St., 372-0211 Live music WIPEOUTS GRILL, 1585 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach, 247-4508 Rhythm Remedy 7:30-10:30 p.m. July 18. Bill Rice 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. July 19. De Lions of Jah 7:30 p.m.


1904 MUSIC HALL, 19 Ocean St.,

Roosevelt Collier’s Electro Jam 9 p.m. July 17. Downtown Throwdown: Sumilan, Dank Sinatra, Christie Lenee July 18. Archnemesis 10 p.m. July 19. Oscar Mike July 20. The Aristocrats July 21. Hydra Melody July 22. Cousin Dan July 24. Open mic every Tue. ATTICUS BAR, 325 W. Forsyth St., 798-8222 Mudtown, Crazy Man Crazy, XGeezer 8 p.m. July 19. Real Friends, Candy Hearts, Stickup Kid 7 p.m. July 23. Live music every Fri. & Sat. BURRO BAR, 100 E. Adams St., 677-2977 Dividing the Skyline, Spice Hound Co., Homemade 7 p.m. July 18. The Happiness Machine, Fjord Explorer July 19. Menopaws, The Saturday Giant July 21. Bellwether July 24. Live music every Fri. & Sat. DOS GATOS, 123 E. Forsyth, 354-0666 DJ Synsonic spins every Tue. & Fri. DJ NickFresh every Sat. DJ Randall Karaoke every Mon.

FIONN MacCOOL’S, Jax Landing, 2 Independent Drive, Ste. 176, 374-1247 Braxton Adamson 5 p.m., AA Duo 9 p.m.

July 19. Live music July 20

THE JACKSONVILLE LANDING, 2 Independent Drive, 353-1188 Lisa & the Mad Hatters 8 p.m. July 19. Cupid’s

with Ernie & Debi Evans 7 p.m. every Tue.

music 9 p.m. every Thur.-Sat.


DOWNTOWN BLUES BAR & GRILLE, 714 St. Johns Ave., (386) 325-5454 Jim’s Jammin Gong Show July 18. Sweet William 8 p.m. July 19. Blew Country 5 p.m. July 21. Acoustic circle 2 p.m., open jam 5 p.m. every Sun.


ALICE & PETE’S PUB, 1000 PGA Tour Blvd., 285-7777

Live music 5 p.m. every Wed., 8 p.m. every Sat.

ISLAND GIRL CIGAR BAR, 820 A1A N., Ste. E-18, 834-2492 Aaron Kyle July 18. Bill Rice July 19. Shane & Matt July 20. Clayton Bush July 25. Live music every Wed.-Sat.

LULU’S GRILLE, 301 Roscoe Blvd., 285-0139 The

Monster Fool 6 p.m. July 19. Mike Shackelford & Rick Johnson 7-10 p.m. every Fri. Tony Novelly 6 p.m. every Mon., 11:30 a.m. Sun.

PUSSER’S CARIBBEAN GRILLE, 816 A1A N., Ste. 100, 280-7766 Aaron Koerner 6-10 p.m. July 18. Dopelimatic

8 p.m.-mid. July 19. Mark O'Quinn 8 p.m.-mid. July 20. Pili Pili 4-8 p.m. July 21. Steve Workentine 6-10 p.m. July 25. SoundStage on the deck 4 p.m. every Sun. SAUCY TACO, 450 S.R. 13, Ste. 113, 287-7226 Live music Thur.-Sat.

MARK’S DOWNTOWN, 315 E. Bay St., 355-5099 DJ Roy

SUN DOG BREWING CO., 822 A1A N., Ste. 105, 686-1852 Live music Wed.-Sat. TABLE 1, 330 A1A N., Ste. 208, 280-5515 Deron Baker

MAVERICKS, Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive, 356-1110 SOJA, John Brown’s Body 7 p.m. July 24.

HAPPY HOURS, 952 Lane Ave. N., 683-0065 Karaoke 4

Alley 8 p.m. July 20

Luis spins house, gospel, deep, acid, hip-hop, Latin, tribal, Afrobeat, tech/electronic, disco, rarities 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. every Wed. DJ Vinn spins Top 40 every Thur. DJ 007 spins ultra house & top 40 dance every Fri. DJ Shotgun every Sat.

Bobby Laredo spins every Thur. & Sat. DJs Bryan & Q45 spin every Fri.

NORTHSTAR THE PIZZA BAR, 119 E. Bay St., 860-5451

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MELLOW MUSHROOM, 1800 Town Center Blvd., 541-1999 Pierce in Harmony July 20 & 27. Live music

Open mic night every Wed. DJ SwitchGear every Thur. UNDERBELLY, 113 E. Bay St., 353-6067 Kids, Tree Spirit, Honey Chamber July 18. Surf Fest: The Intoxicators July 19; The Mystery Men, The Surge!, The Nova Rays, The Crowkeepers 6 p.m. July 20. Down the Phoenix July 22. Rude King July 24. Old Time Jam 7 p.m. every Tue. Fjord Explorer & Screamin’ Eagle every Ritual ReUnion Thur. ZODIAC GRILL, 120 W. Adams St., 354-8283 Live music every Fri. & Sat.

7:30 p.m. July 17. Gary Starling Group 7:30 p.m. July 18. Brady 7:30 p.m. July 19. Darren Corlew & Johnny Flood 7:30 p.m. July 20


p.m. every Sun.

HJ’S BAR & GRILL, 8540 Argyle Forest Blvd., 317-2783

Karaoke with DJ Ron 8:30 p.m. every Tue. & DJ Richie every Fri. Live music every Sat. Open mic 8 p.m. every Wed. INTUITION ALE WORKS, 720 King St., 683-7720 Live music every Taproom Tuesday KICKBACKS, 910 King St., 388-9551 Ray & Taylor 8:30 p.m. every Thur. Robby Shenk every Sun. THE LOFT, 925 King St., DJs Wes Reed and Josh Kemp spin for PBR Party every Thur.

METRO/RAINBOW ROOM Piano Bar, 859 Willowbranch Ave., 388-8719 Karaoke Rob spins 10 p.m. Sun.-Wed. DJ

Live Music Zeke Smith spins Fri. DJ Michael Murphy spins 10 p.m. Sat.

MURRAY HILL THEATRE, 932 Edgewood Ave. S., 388-7807 I Am Endseeker, Islander, Skyburner, Dream of the Day

7:30 p.m. July 17. Worth Road, The Eleventh Hour, Arbor Park, Seven Springs, Jamie Messer July 19. Dream of the Day, Unsaid 7:30 p.m. July 20. MyChildren MyBride, Erra, Death of an Era, I Am the Witness, Cadience 7 p.m. July 23. Live music every Fri. & Sat.

RASCALS, 3960 Confederate Point Road, 772-7335

Karaoke 8 p.m. every Thur.

RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET, 715 Riverside Ave., 554-6865 Peyton/Mangum Band 10:30 a.m., Al Poindexter & River Rise 11:50 a.m., Red Acoustic Trio 2:30 p.m. July 20

YESTERDAY’S SOCIAL CLUB, 3638 Park St., 223-3822

Live music every Fri.-Sat.


A1A ALE WORKS, 1 King St., 829-2977 Live music July 18-20. Live music every Thur.-Sat.

ANN O’MALLEY’S, 23 Orange St., 825-4040 Folkin’ Up

the ’80s 8:30 p.m. July 20. Open mic with Smokin’ Joe 7 p.m. every Tue.

CELLAR UPSTAIRS, San Sebastian Winery, 157 King St., 826-1594 Chillula 7-11 p.m. July 19. Gary Campbell 2-5

p.m., Ain’t Too Proud to Beg 7-11 p.m. July 20. Vinny Jacobs 2-5 p.m. CONCH HOUSE, 57 Comares Ave., 829-8646 Chubby McG 4 p.m., Jerry Melfi 8 p.m. July 19. Chillula 3 p.m., Prince Pele 8 p.m. July 20. Soulo Lyon 3 p.m. July 21 CRUISERS GRILL, 3 St. George St., 824-6993 Live music every Fri. & Sat. Chelsea Saddler every Sun. DOS COFFEE, 300 San Marco Ave., 342-2421 Taylor Roberts & Co. every Fri. The Residents spin every Sat. HARRY’S, 46 Avenida Menendez, 824-7765 Billy Bowers 6 p.m. July 17. Live music every Fri.

KINGFISH GRILL, 252 Yacht Club Drive, 824-2111

The Fermin Spanish Guitar Band 5-8 p.m. every Salsa Sunday

MARDI GRAS SPORTS BAR, 123 San Marco Ave., 8238806 Open jam, house band every Wed. Battle of the DJs with Josh Frazetta & Mardi Gras Mike every last Sun.

MEEHAN’S IRISH PUB, 20 Avenida Menendez, 810-1923 Live music every Fri. & Sat. MI CASA CAFE, 69 St. George St., 824-9317 Chelsea Saddler every Mon., Tue. & Thur. Elizabeth Roth 11 a.m. every Sun.

MILL TOP TAVERN & LISTENING ROOM, 19 1/2 St. George St., 829-2329 One Plus One 9 p.m. July 19-20.

John Winters 1 p.m. July 21. Todd & Molly Jones 9 p.m. every Wed. Aaron Esposito every Thur. Go Get Gone 9 p.m. every Mon. Donny Brazile every Tue. MOJO BBQ OLD CITY, 5 Cordova St., 342-5264 7th Street Band 10 p.m. July 19. Leisure Man 10 p.m. July 20 NOBBY’S, 10 Anastasia Blvd., 547-2188 The Coathangers, Queen Beef, The Mold, DJ Dots 8 p.m. July 17

PIZZALLEY’S CHIANTI ROOM, 60 Charlotte St., 825-4100 Dennis Fermin Spanish Guitar 3-6 p.m. every Mon. SCARLETT O’HARA’S, 70 Hypolita St., 824-6535 Chillula 9 p.m. July 18. Raychill Muller 4-8 p.m., OH NO! 9 p.m.-1 a.m. July 19. Donny Brazile noon, Katherine Archer 4-8 p.m., Danka 9 p.m.-1 a.m. July 20. Josh Dyer noon, Brady Reich 7-11 p.m. July 21. OH NO! 9 p.m. July 25. Chase Rideman 9

p.m. every Wed. Karaoke 9 p.m. every Mon. Jeremy Austin 8 p.m. every Tue.

THE STANDARD, 200 Anastasia Blvd., 342-2187

Yellowman, I-Vibes 8 p.m. July 19. Country every Thur. Reggae Sun. Indie, dance, electro Tue. TAPS BAR & GRILL, 2220 C.R. 210 W., 819-1554 Live music every Fri. THE TASTING ROOM, 25 Cuna St., 810-2400 Dennis Fermin Spanish Guitar Band 7:30-11:30 p.m. every Sat. Bossa Nova with Monica da Silva, Chad Alger 5-8 p.m. every Sun. TRADEWINDS, 124 Charlotte St., 829-9336 Spanky 9 p.m. July 19-20. Matanzas 9 p.m. Sun.-Thur. Open mic 5 p.m. every Thur. Elizabeth Roth 1 p.m. every Sat.


AMICI ITALIAN RESTAURANT, 1915 A1A S., 461-0102 Piano bar with Kenyon Dye 5-9:30 p.m. every Sun.

JACK’S BARBECUE, 691 A1A Beach Blvd., 460-8100 Jim Essery 4 p.m. every Sat. Live music every Thur.-Sat


BAHAMA BREEZE, 10205 River Coast Drive, 646-1031

Live music every Tue.-Sun.

BLACKFINN AMERICAN GRILLE, 4840 Big Island Drive, 345-3466 DiCarlo Thompson 8 p.m. July 19. Live music 5 p.m. every Wed., 9 p.m. Thur.-Sat.

WHISKY RIVER, 4850 Big Island Drive, 645-5571 A DJ spins every Fri. & Sat.


ENDO EXO, 1224 Kings Ave., 396-7733 DJ Manus spins


AROMAS CIGARS & WINE BAR, 4372 Southside Blvd., Ste. 101, 928-0515 Live jazz every Tue. Beer house rock

every Wed. Live music Thur. Will Hurley every Fri. Bill Rice every Sat. BOMBA’S, 8560 Beach Blvd., 997-2291 Open mic: Michael C 8 p.m. every Tue., George every Thur. Live music every Fri.

DAVE & BUSTER’S, 7025 Salisbury Road S., 296-1525

A DJ spins every Fri.

EUROPEAN STREET CAFE, 5500 Beach Blvd., 399-1740

The Peyton Mangum Band 7:30 p.m. July 20. Live music every Sat.

ISLAND GIRL CIGAR BAR, 7860 Gate Pkwy., Ste. 115, 854-6060 Bryan Ripper July 18. Ledbedder July 19. Tony Paul Neal July 20. Aaron Kyle July 25. Live music every Thur.-Sat.

JOHNNY ANGELS, 3546 St. Johns Bluff Road S., Ste. 120, 997-9850 Harry & Sally 7 p.m. every Wed. Karaoke 7 p.m. every Sat.

MANGIA ITALIAN BISTRO & BAR, 3210 St. Johns Bluff Road S., 551-3061 Harvey Williams 6-9 p.m. every Fri. MELLOW MUSHROOM, 9734 Deer Lake Court, Ste. 1, 997-1955 Paul Haftel, Charlie Walker 8 p.m. July 18. Dos Camales 8 p.m. July 19. Cameron Jameyal 8 p.m. July 20. Live music every Fri. & Sat. Open mic every Sun.

SEVEN BRIDGES, 9735 Gate Pkwy. N., 997-1999

Billy Bowers 9 p.m. July 19. Chuck Nash every Thur. Live music 10 p.m. every Fri.

TAVERNA YAMAS, 9753 Deer Lake Court, 854-0426 A DJ spins 8:30 p.m. every Fri. & Sat.

top 40, dance every Sat. Open mic with King Ron & T-Roy every Mon.

WILD WING CAFE, 4555 Southside Blvd., 998-9464

Jacksonville Jazz Collective, Stephen Simmons 8 p.m. July 18. Doc Handy aka The Mailman July 25. Jazz 8 p.m. every second Tue.

YAMAS HOOKAH, 9753-B Deer Lake Court, 389-2077

EUROPEAN STREET, 1704 San Marco Blvd., 399-1740

HAVANA-JAX CUBA LIBRE, 2578 Atlantic Blvd., 399-0609 MVP Band 6-9 p.m., DJs No Fame & Dr. Doom

every Wed. Jazz every Thur. American Top 40 every Fri. Salsa every Sat.

JACK RABBITS, 1528 Hendricks Ave., 398-7496

Pacific Dub 8 p.m. July 17. Texas Hippie Coalition, Eve to Adam July 18. Bryce Alastair Band 8 p.m. July 19. Soul of Mischief, Amerigo Gazaway July 20. Crash Kings, Nico Vega, Dudes on a Rug 7 p.m. July 23. Live music 8 p.m. every Fri. & Sat. MATTHEW’S, 2107 Hendricks Ave., 396-9922 Patrick Evan & Bert Mingea or Mark O’Quinn every Thur.

PIZZA PALACE, 1959 San Marco Blvd., 399-8815 Jennifer Chase 7:30 p.m. every Sat. RIVER CITY BREWING COMPANY, 835 Museum Cir., 398-2299 DJs spin every Thur. Live music every Fri. SQUARE ONE, 1974 San Marco Blvd., 306-9004 Soul on

the Square: MVP Band & Special Formula 8 p.m.; DJ Dr. Doom every Mon. DJs Wes Reed & Josh Kemp spin underground dance 9 p.m. every Are Friends Electric Wed. DJ Hal spins Karaoke every Thur. Mitch Kuhman & Friends of Blake every other Fri. DJs Rogue & Mickey Shadow spin every Factory Sat.

Electronic funk rockers The Fritz take it into overdrive July 19 at Dog Star Tavern in Fernandina Beach.

Southbound 9 p.m. July 19. Pop Muzik July 20. DJ Frazetta every Thur. David Luthra every Fri. Live music Fri. & Sat. Live music 8:30-10:30 p.m. every Thur.


SANDOLLAR, 9716 Heckscher Drive, 251-2449

Live music every Sun.

SKYLINE SPORTSBAR, 5611 Norwood Ave., 517-6973

Bigga Rankin, Cool Running DJs every Tue. & first Sun. Fusion Band & DJ every Thur. DJ Scar spins every Sun. THREE LAYERS CAFE, 1602 Walnut St., 355-9791 Al Poindexter open mic 7 p.m. July 18. Jacob Creel 8 p.m. July 19. Ouija Brothers 8 p.m. July 20.

3 LIONS SPORTS PUB & GRILL, 2467 Faye Road, 647-8625 Open mic every Thur. Woodie & Wyatt C. every Fri. Live music every Sat.

TUCKERS HIGHWAY 17 TAVERN, 850532 U.S. 17, Yulee, 225-9211 Live music every Fri. & Sat.  Get your band or solo act listed: send band name, time, date, venue, street address, city, admission price, and a contact number we can print, to A&E Editor David Johnson, Folio Weekly, 9456 Philips Hwy., Ste. 11, Jacksonville FL 32256 or email Deadline is 4 p.m. Tuesday eight days before publication.

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Arts Space Crush

Heather Cox will use the expanse of MOCA’s atrium to contrast her organically odd figures PROJECT ATRIUM: HEATHER COX Lecture 2 p.m., members reception 3-5 p.m. July 20, exhibit through Oct. 27 Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura St., Downtown Admission: Lecture is free, RSVP strongly encouraged; $10 suggested donation for non-members 366-6911,


ost artists who are given a giant gallery space might be tempted to fill it up. But for her Project Atrium installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City artist Heather Cox will incorporate the unused space to create contrast. In “Crush,” 75 white sculptures will crisscross the massive atrium floors and walls, each one appearing to have gone through an egg slicer before being reassembled with missing pieces. MOCA Director Marcelle Polednik, who was familiar with Cox’s work, told MOCA Curator Ben Thompson about the sculptor. After viewing her other installments, they knew she was a perfect fit. “We wanted someone who could work in a large scale installation environment and also someone who wouldn’t show a preexisting work,” Thompson said. “We had seen her ‘Migration’ installment and were really interested in the way she dealt with the space and figures.” “Project Atrium is intended to test and prove new ideas. We think Cox’s new use of the space will be successful,” Thompson said. Project Atrium gives artists an unparalleled space to show their work. As soon as visitors enter MOCA, their eyes are immediately

Heather Cox has created 75 figures, each consisting of 68 pieces, for “Crush.” Photo: Samuel Stuart Hollenshead


GET CRUSHED See more photos of the exhibit at

drawn to Haskell Atrium Gallery’s three huge walls. Each featured artist is given a three- to four-month period to showcase a project. The third season of Project Atrium is funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. “The series is intended to promote upcoming and mid-career artists. We look for people who haven’t quite made it big yet and can benefit from the challenge of a large space like the atrium,” Curator Thompson said. “It all comes back to moving the artists’ careers forward.” Cox’s three-dimensional “Crush” sculptures are made from a type of rigid PVC board called Sintra and resemble human forms that stand about 20 inches tall. The project gets its name from the sculptures that resemble crushed human forms.

Cox left the sculptures in different locations around New York City to see how people would interact. “I put them in stairways, in the subway, outside on sidewalks. People are a little jumpy on the subway, though. I got some weird looks!” Cox said. Photo: Heather Cox

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She meticulously traced MRI scans of human body sections she found online. The shapes were digitally cut, then sanded, stacked and glued together. Each of the 75 sculptures consists of 68 pieces and weighs about 18 pounds. The gender-neutral sculptures are identical except for the direction of their heads. This directional difference in the sculptures relates to the overarching theme of paths that Cox said will play a large role in this installment. “I like working with large groups. It’ll be cool to have a whole bunch to see what it feels like to be confronted by so many of these guys,” Cox said. Before Cox decided on the final environment for her “Crush” sculptures, she experimented with different locations and terrains. Cox left the sculptures in different locations around New York City to see how people would interact. She photographed people inspecting them. “I put them in stairways, in the subway, outside on sidewalks. People are a little jumpy on the subway, though. I got some weird looks!” Cox said. Cox’s installation will also feature paintings and drawings used to create her sculptures. The public is invited to watch Cox install the project starting July 11, but Thompson said prime viewing time will probably be July 15-19. “It is such an amazing opportunity. There is so much space at MOCA; it is so unique,” Cox said. “You get to stretch in a whole different way that I haven’t really had the chance to do before. It will push me to the limits of what I can do.” Cox said she wants visitors to be filled with curiosity and questions. “I’m not even sure how I will react yet. That’s the exciting part: seeing it all finished and how it makes you feel.”  Katelyn Leboff

Arts FALL ARTS PREVIEW DEADLINE IS AUG. 5 Our special Fall Arts Preview issue comes out on Sept. 4. The season brings music, dance, theater, visual arts and more. To have your event considered for the preview, send the event name, venue name and its complete address, show dates and times, ticket prices, phone number, website, photos (with cutline and photo credit info) and contact information (phone number and email), in case we have any questions, to The deadline for submissions is Aug. 5.


JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT The story of Joseph from the Bible, as told by the musician behind “Jesus Christ Superstar,” is staged through Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m. Tue.-Sun., 1:15 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside, $38-$59, 641-1212, BLOODY, BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON This modern musical about the seventh U.S. president opens 8 p.m. July 17 with performances through Aug. 3 at Players by the Sea, 106 N. Sixth St., Jax Beach, $25, 249-0289, THE LAST ROMANCE The romantic comedy is performed July 17-Aug. 11 with matinee and evening performances at the Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine, $10-$25, 825-1164, AURORA JACKSONVILLE BLACK ARTS FESTIVAL The sixth annual festival features excerpts from past Stage Aurora shows, including “Dreamgirls,” “The Wiz” and “To Kill a Mockingbird” over four days, along with visual arts, film, dance and children’s activities, July 18-21 at Stage Aurora Performance Hall, Gateway Town Center, 5188 Norwood Ave., Northside, 765-7372, MURDER IN THE OLDE CITY A “powerful tale of murder, scandal, love and deceit” in 1880s St. Augustine; dinner theater performance with suggested arrival of 5:30 p.m. July 21 and 28 at Raintree Restaurant, 102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, $40, 824-7211. HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING A satire of big business and all it holds sacred performed by First Coast seventh-12th graders in the eighth annual High School Summer Musical Theatre Experience, 8 p.m. July 26-27 and Aug. 2-3, and 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at Wilson Center for the Arts, FSCJ’s South Campus, $25, 442-2929,


FREE KIDS’ DANCE CLASS Classes for ages 7-11 are held 4:30-5:15 p.m. July 17 and every Wed. at Dance Trance, 214 Orange St., Neptune Beach, free, 246-4600, FREE DANCE CLASSES Free community dance classes, 6:45 p.m. July 17, 24 and 31 at Dance Trance, 214 Orange St., Neptune Beach, 246-4600, ABELLA’S SCHOOL OF DANCE SUMMER INTENSIVES Intensive classes for all ages are held through Aug 8. Classes for ages 3-4 are 12:30-1:45 p.m. Mon. and Wed.; $65 for one class a week for all five weeks; $130 for two classes a week for all five weeks. Classes for ages 5-8 are 9 a.m.-noon Mon.-Thur. Classes for ages 9-18 are 1-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Thur. Both are $150 per week, $625 for all five weeks. Two fourday music and art camps (for ages 4-7), 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 22-25, $100 per student per class. Abella’s School of Dance, 1711 Lakeside Ave., Ste. 9, St. Augustine, abellas@, COMIC ILLUSTRATION CAMP Kids’ summer comic illustration camp runs noon-2:30 p.m. July 29-Aug. 1 at Art League of Jacksonville, 11287 Scott Mill Rd., $60 per session. Adult ceramics classes also available. BLACK ARTS FESTIVAL CALL FOR WORK Authors and visual artists may participate in the sixth annual Aurora Jacksonville Black Arts Festival, July 18-21, Aurora Performance Hall, Gateway Town Center, 5188 Norwood Ave., Northside, $20, 765-7372, JAX CONTRA DANCE A live band and caller lead folk dancing, 8 and 11 p.m. July 19 and every third Fri. of the month at Riverside Avenue Christian Church, 2841 Riverside Ave., $7, 396-1997. AUDITIONS FOR HOTBED HOTEL Roles are available for four men and five women in “Hotbed Hotel,” a farce by Michael Parker. Auditions are 2 p.m. July 20 and 7 p.m. July 21 at Orange Park Community Theatre, 2900 Moody Ave., 260-1200, DROP-IN ART Children ages 5-10 experience exhibits in galleries and gardens and experiment with different art processes, 5-6 p.m. July 23 and 30 and Aug. 6 at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave., Riverside, 356-6857,

“Shrimp Boats Side by Side” is among the pieces by Lois Newman on display through July at Adele Grage Cultural Center in Atlantic Beach. A reception for Newman’s exhibit is held July 18 during North Beaches Art Walk. MOSH AFTER DARK: WALKING WITH TYRANNOSAURUS REX The Museum of Science & History presents a workshop about the mysterious dinosaurs and other animals with evolutionary biomechanist John Hutchinson, 6 p.m. July 25 at 1025 Museum Circle, Southbank, $5, 396-6674, WRITING FUNNY! The class on comedy writing is held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 27 in University Center’s Bldg. 43, University of North Florida, 12000 Alumni Dr., Southside, $99, 620-4200, COMPOSITION IN PHOTOGRAPHY The class is held 6-8:30 p.m. July 29 in University Center’s Bldg. 43, University of North Florida, 12000 Alumni Dr., Southside, $39, 620-4200, ADULT DANCING Ballet, stretch, flamenco, belly dancing, clogging and ballroom classes are held through Aug. 17 at Boleros, 10131 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, 721-3399, ST. AUGUSTINE BALLET NUTCRACKER AUDITIONS Auditions for the ballet’s 2013 production of “The Nutcracker” are held 8:30-11 a.m. (for ages 8-10) and 12:30-3 p.m. (ages 11 and older) on Aug. 24 at Abella’s School of Dance, 711 Lakeside Ave., St. Augustine, $25 non-refundable audition fee,, BEGINNERS’ DANCE CLASSES These classes are held 5:45-6:45 p.m. every Mon. and Wed. at Dance Trance, 214 Orange St., Neptune Beach, first class is free, 246-4600, SALSA/HUSTLE AT STUDIO JEAR GROUP FITNESS Classes are held 8-9 p.m. every Tue. Five one-hour dance sessions, $50 per person, includes all five sessions. 551-0459,, BELLY DANCING Belly Dance with Margarita 4 p.m. every Thur. and 10:30 a.m. every Sat. at Boleros Dance Center, 10131 Atlantic Blvd., Arlington, 721-3399. K.A.R.M.A. CLASS A Kindling Auras & Radiating Musical Awareness group vocal session, focusing on mental clarity, visualization, harmonizing and blending, breath and energy control, is held 6-7 p.m. every Fri. at The Performers Academy, 3674 Beach Blvd., Spring Park. Registration is requested; 322-7672, ART THERAPY CLASSES Art classes are held 6-9 p.m. every Tue. at Diversions, 210 N. Laura St., Downtown, $30 includes supplies, 586-2088, email ST. AUGUSTINE CHORUS AUDITIONS Auditions for singers for “On Broadway! Act II” are held 6:509 p.m. every Tue. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 215 St. George St., St. Augustine. Music is distributed during the first few weeks of rehearsals at 6:30 p.m.; membership fee is $25, 808-1904, JAZZ, DANCE AND TECHNIQUE The classes continue every Tue. at Dance Trance, 1515 San Marco Blvd., 390-0939, DANCE CLASSES Several classes for all ages and skill levels every Mon.-Fri.

at The Dance Shack, 3837 Southside Blvd., Southside, 527-8694, DRAMATIC ARTS AT THE BEACHES Classes and workshops in theatrical performance for all ages and skill levels are held Mon.-Fri. at Players by the Sea, 106 N. Sixth St., Jax Beach, fees vary, 249-0289. THEATRICAL ARTS Classes in theatrical performance, including song and dance, are held Mon.-Fri. at The Performers Academy, 3674 Beach Blvd., Spring Park, fees vary, 322-7672, MIXED MEDIA ART CLASSES Art classes are held weekly at Studio 121, 121 W. Forsyth St., Downtown, $20 per class or $100 for six weeks, 568-2146, MURRAY HILL ART CLASSES Six-week art classes are offered at Murray Hill Art Center, 4327 Kerle St., Murray Hill; $80 for adults, $50 for kids, 677-2787, BRAIDED LIGHT DANCE PROJECT CLASSES Weekly art classes are held at Barbara Thompson’s School of Dance, 8595 Beach Blvd., Ste. 310, Southside; intermediate ballet classes are held 6-7:30 p.m. every Mon. and modern/improv classes are held 1-2:30 p.m. every Wed., $10, 997-0002,


LISA KELLY JAZZ COLLECTIVE The jazz group performs 8 p.m.-midnight July 20, Aug. 2-3, 10 and 31 at the Casa Monica Hotel’s Restaurant Lounge, 95 Cordova St., St. Augustine, 810-6810, JAZZ IN PONTE VEDRA The Gary Starling Group, featuring Carol Sheehan, Billy Thornton and Peter Miles, performs 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Thur. at Table 1, 330 A1A N., Ponte Vedra, 280-5515. JAZZ IN RIVERSIDE Trumpeter Ray Callendar and guitarist Taylor Roberts are featured 9:30 p.m. every Thur. at Kickbacks Gastropub, 910 King St., Riverside, 388-9551. JAZZ IN MANDARIN Boril Ivanov Trio plays 7 p.m. every Thur. and pianist David Gum plays 7 p.m. every Fri. at Tree Steakhouse, 11362 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin, 262-0006. JAZZ IN NEPTUNE BEACH Live jazz is featured 7:30-9:30 p.m. every Sat. at Lillie’s Coffee Bar, 200 First St., Neptune Beach, 249-2922. JAZZ IN ST. AUGUSTINE The House Cats play 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. every Sat. at Stogies Club & Listening Room, 36 Charlotte St., St. Augustine, 826-4008. JAZZ IN ARLINGTON Jazzland features live music 8 p.m. every Fri. and Sat. and 6-9 p.m. every Tue. at 1324 University Blvd. N., Arlington, 240-1009, JAZZ IN ST. AUGUSTINE Live jazz is featured nightly at Rhett’s Piano Bar & Brasserie, 66 Hypolita St., St. Augustine, 825-0502.


MID-WEEK MARKET Arts and crafts, local produce and live music are featured 3-6 p.m. July 17 and every Wed. at Bull Memorial Park, corner of East Coast Drive and Seventh Street, Atlantic Beach, 247-5800. NORTH BEACHES ART WALK Galleries of Atlantic and Neptune beaches are open late, 5-9 p.m. July 18 and every third Thur. of the month, at various venues from Sailfish Drive in Atlantic Beach to Neptune Beach and Town Center. For a list of participating galleries, call 249-2222. DOWNTOWN FRIDAY MARKET Arts and crafts and local produce are offered 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 19 and every Fri. at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr., Downtown, 353-1188. RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET Local and regional artists, strolling performers, bands and a farmers market are featured 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 20 and every Sat. at 715 Riverside Ave., Riverside, free, 554-6865, 389-2449, UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT The self-guided tour features galleries, antique stores and shops open 5-9 p.m. July 27 and every last Sat. of the month in St. Augustine’s San Marco District, 824-3152. FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK The tour of Art Galleries of St. Augustine is held Aug. 2 and the first Fri. of every month, with more than 15 galleries participating, 829-0065. FIRST WEDNESDAY ART WALK An art walk, featuring 30-40 galleries, museums and businesses and spanning 15 blocks, is held 5-9 p.m. Aug. 7 and the first Wed. of every month in Downtown Jacksonville. For an events map, go to marketing; SECOND SATURDAY ARTREAGOUS ART WALK The galleries of downtown Fernandina Beach are open for self-guided tours, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 10 and the second Sat. of every month, 277-0717,


AMELIA ISLAND MUSEUM OF HISTORY 233 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach, 261-7378, “My Feet, Our Path” is on display through Sept. “Journey Stories” is on display until Aug. 24. The children’s exhibit, “Discovery Ship,” allows kids to pilot the ship, hoist flags and learn about the history of Fernandina’s harbor. CAMP BLANDING MUSEUM 5629 S.R. 16 W., Camp Blanding, Starke, 682-3196, Artwork, weapons, uniforms and other artifacts from the activities of Camp Blanding during World War II are displayed along with outdoor displays of

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Arts vehicles from WWII, Vietnam and Desert Storm. CUMMER MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENS 829 Riverside Ave., Riverside, 356-6857, “Future Retro: The Great Age of the American Automobile” – an exhibit of drawings from the collection of Jean S. and Frederick A. Sharf in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston – is on display through Sept. 8. Also featured are classic automobiles, organized by Bill Warner of Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. “La Florida,” presenting native and Spanish colonial artifacts celebrating 500 years of Florida art, through Oct. 6. JACKSONVILLE MARITIME HERITAGE CENTER 2 Independent Drive, Ste. 162, Downtown, 355-1101, The museum’s permanent collection includes steamboats, various nauticalthemed art, books, documents and artifacts. KARPELES MANUSCRIPT MUSEUM 101 W. First St., Springfield, 356-2992, jaxfrm.html. “The Boy Scouts in America,” an exhibit of original manuscripts on the history of the Boy Scouts, is on display through Aug. 27. “The Great Depression,” an exhibit of original manuscripts on the Depression of the early 20th century, also runs through Aug. 27. The permanent collection includes other rare manuscripts. “Black & White Photography,” an exhibit of work by Bob Willis, is on display through Aug. 29. LIGHTNER MUSEUM 75 King St., St. Augustine, 824-2874, The permanent collection features relics from America’s For questions, please call your advertising representativeGilded atAge, 260-9770. exhibited on three floors. MANDARIN MUSEUM & HISTORICAL SOCIETY FAX YOUR PROOF IF POSSIBLE AT 268-3655 11964 Mandarin Road, Mandarin, 268-0784, Exhibits regarding Harriet Beecher 052213 Stowe and the Civil War vessel Maple Leaf are on display, as well as works by Mandarin artists. MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART JACKSONVILLE Produced by ptf Checked by 333Sales _CJ 366-6911, mocajacksonville. SUPPORT ASK FOR ACTION N. LauraRep St., Downtown, com. “Traces: Recent Work by Lari Gibbons” runs through Aug. 18 at MOCA’s UNF Gallery of Art. “Inside/Out” – an exhibit of selected works from MOCA’s Permanent Collection, including Alexander Calder’s mobile “Red Triangles” and “Polygons” and Melanie Pullen’s “Full Prada” – is on display through Aug. 25. ”Chalk It Up” – an exhibit co-curated by the students of the Gallery Spaces and Contemporary Society class – runs through Aug. 30. All visitors can express themselves on the chalkboard wall, based on a weekly theme. MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & HISTORY 1025 Museum Circle, Southbank, 396-6674, “Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous” – an interactive summer exhibit using video-game technology – runs through Sept. 3. RITZ THEATRE & MUSEUM 829 N. Davis St., Downtown, 632-5555, ritzjacksonville. com. Modeled after Harlem’s “Amateur Night at the Apollo,” the host searches are held 7:30-10:30 p.m. every first Fri. of the month, $5.50.

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ABSOLUTE AMERICANA ART GALLERY 77 Bridge St., St. Augustine, 824-5545, absoluteamericana. com. Romero Britto’s sculptures and limited-edition prints are featured. ADELE GRAGE CULTURAL CENTER 716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 247-5828. Painter Lois Newman’s work is on display through July. An artist’s reception is held during Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. July 18. AMIRO ART & FOUND GALLERY 9C Aviles St., St. Augustine, 824-8460, amiroartandfound. com. Steve Lohman’s work, along with that of other artists, is featured in “Body of Work” through July 31. THE ART CENTER GALLERY 31 W. Adams St., Downtown. Tom Gryzbala and Ed Malesky, of Turning Arts Group, are the featured artists through July 31. THE ART CENTER PREMIERE GALLERY Bank of America Tower, 50 N. Laura St., Downtown, 355-1757, “Dimensions 3D,” a juried exhibit of sculpture and other threedimensional work, is on display through Aug. 22. CLAY & CANVAS STUDIO 2642 Rosselle St., Ste. 6, Riverside, (501) 766-1266. Works by Tiffany Whitfield Leach, Lily Kuonen and Rachel Evans may be viewed by appointment. CORSE GALLERY & ATELIER 4144 Herschel St., Riverside, 388-8205, corsegalleryatelier. com. Permanent works on display feature those by Kevin Beilfuss, Eileen Corse, Miro Sinovcic, Maggie Siner, Alice Williams and Luana Luconi Winner. CULTURAL CENTER AT PONTE VEDRA BEACH 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, 280-0614. “Raw Umber,” an exhibit of works by Lucy Clark and Karlene McConnell, opens with a reception held 6-8 p.m. July 19. The exhibit continues through Aug. 31. FIRST STREET GALLERY 216-B First St., Neptune Beach, 241-6928,

32 | | JULY 17-23, 2013 Batik artist Wendy Tatter’s tropically influenced work is featured through Aug. 20. FORT CLINCH VISITOR CENTER 2601 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, 277-7274. Winning work from the Wild Amelia Nature Photography Contest is on display through July 31. THE GALLERY AT HOUSE OF STEREO 8780 Perimeter Park Ct., Ste. 100, Southside, 642-6677, The gallery features painting, art glass, photography, woodcrafts, pottery and sculpture. GALLERY 1037 Reddi-Arts, 1037 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, 398-3161, Glenda Cason, Rose Threatte and Beth Robison’s work is on display through Aug. 31. GEORGIA NICK GALLERY 11A Aviles St., St. Augustine, 806-3348, georgianickgallery. com. The artist-owned studio displays Nick’s sea and landscape photography, along with local work by oil painters, a mosaic artist, potter, photographer and author. HASKELL GALLERY & DISPLAY CASES Jacksonville International Airport, 14201 Pecan Park Rd., Northside, 741-3546. The “Rotating Exhibition Program,” featuring the works of Gordon Meggison, Virginia Cantore, Jeffrey Edelson and Claire Kendrick, runs through Sept. 30 in the Haskell Gallery and connector display cases. Mediums include acrylic and oil on canvas, and wood, copper and metal. HAWTHORN SALON 1011 Park St., Riverside, 619-3092. “Teased,” an exhibit featuring illustrations by Jacksonville-based artist and designer Karen Kurycki, is on display through Aug. 17. JAXPORT HEADQUARTERS GALLERY 2831 Talleyrand Ave., Jacksonville, 357-3052. The Art Guild of Orange Park’s exhibit, celebrating the discovery of Florida by Spain, is on display; a closing reception is held 5-7 p.m. Aug. 30. PLUM GALLERY 9 Aviles St., St. Augustine, 825-0069, Works by four printers and four “wearable art” artists, including Gina Starr and Nancy Hamlin-Vogler, are featured through July 31. REDDI ARTS 1037 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, 398-3161, reddiarts. com. Works by local artists are featured, with a focus on “emerging artists for emerging collectors.” Collection changes monthly. SOUTH GALLERY Wilson Center for the Arts, FSCJ South Campus, 11901 Beach Blvd., Southside, 646-2023, campuses/wilson-center/venues/gallery.php. The Jacksonville Coalition for the Visual Arts’ Juried Summer Show features members’ work in all media, on display through July 28. SOUTHLIGHT GALLERY 6 E. Bay St., Downtown, 553-6361, The exhibit “Bodyscapes” features works by Craig Monroe, Pablo Rivera, Enzo Torcoletti, Jane Shirek, Paul Ladnier and Tony Wood. The gallery features works by more than 25 local artists and the UNF Artspace. Michael Dunlap, Paul Ladnier, Pablo Rivera and Kathy Stark. SPACE:EIGHT GALLERY 228 W. King St., St. Augustine, 829-2838, spaceeight. com. “Dog Days,” an exhibit of works by artist and Emory University professor Sarah Emerson, is on display through July 31. “Ignorance is a Choice,” an exhibit of works by L.A. artist Donny Miller, is on display Aug. 2-Sept. 27, with an opening reception held 5-11 p.m. Aug. 2. ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION 22 Marine St., St. Augustine, 824-2310, “Ancient City Mosaic,” a juried exhibit of 450 pieces depicting impressions of St. Augustine, is featured at all six St. Johns County Public Libraries. The pieces will be strung together, hung in a grid format and displayed through Aug. 10 at St. Augustine Art Association. The permanent collection features 16th-century artifacts detailing Sir Francis Drake’s 1586 burning of St. Augustine. The association’s fourth annual “Nature & Wildlife” exhibit includes mixed-media pieces depicting landscapes, flora and fauna, marine life and birds, July 27-Aug. 31; a reception is held 5-9 p.m. Aug. 2. ST. AUGUSTINE VISITOR CENTER 10 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine, 825-1000. “Picasso Art & Arena,” an exhibit showcasing 39 pieces of Pablo Picasso’s work from the Fundación Picasso Museo Casa Natal in Málaga, Spain, is on display through Aug. 11. VILLAGE ART GALLERY 1520 Sawgrass Village Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach, 273-4925. “Wildlife,” an exhibit of oil paintings by Laurel Dagnillo, is on display through Sept. 30.  For a complete list of galleries, log on to To list your event, send info time, date, location (street address, city), admission price and contact number to print to David Johnson, 9456 Philips Hwy., Ste. 11, Jacksonville FL 32256 or email Deadline is 4 p.m. Tue., eight days before publication.

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VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT St. Johns County Public Libraries partnered with Haven Hospice to offer an oral history service to local veterans. Veterans who’d like to record their war stories for future generations should contact St. Johns County Public Library, where they’re matched with a volunteer interviewer for about an hour. They will receive a copy of their story and can opt to send a recorded account to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. If desired, the veteran can request a copy be kept in the St. Johns County Library System, have it posted online for others to easily access, or both. Volunteers to interview, record, compile and donate materials are needed. Veterans, civilians, adults, young people, scholars, students, amateurs and experts are all encouraged to participate. For details, call Bartram Trail Library at 827-6960, Main Library at 827-6900, or Haven Hospice at 810-2377. GREATER JACKSONVILLE KINGFISH TOURNAMENT The 33rd annual tournament continues with a “boatique,” food festival, Liars’ Tent and live music July 17-20 at Jim King Park & Boat Ramp, Sisters Creek, 8203 Heckscher Drive, Jacksonville. The Junior Angler tournament opens 7:30 a.m. July 17. Then, it’s lines in the water 6:30 a.m. July 19 for the general tournament; weigh-in 3 p.m.; live music by the George Aspinall Band. Redfish/Spot Fishing and Shootout are held, followed by awards ceremonies, prize drawings, food and music by The Splinters on July 20. 251-3011. RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET The Board Brothers 10:30 a.m., Spiral Bound 11:30 a.m., T3AM 1:15 p.m., Meredith Rae 2:45 p.m. July 20. Local and regional art and a farmers market are also featured 10 a.m.-4 p.m. every Sat., 715 Riverside Ave., Riverside, free, 389-2449, REMEMBER WHEN ’50s SOCK HOP The St. Gerard Campus presents this fundraiser 7:30-11:30 p.m. July 20 at Bishop Baker Hall, 267 St. George St., St. Augustine. Wear ’50s styles; greasers welcome. DJ Tony spins blasts from the past, and an oldies Karaoke contest, hula hoops, food, drink and awards for best dressed and best dancers are featured. Tickets are $25; proceeds benefit students of St. Gerard Campus. 829-5516. MASS FOOD DISTRIBUTION Second Harvest North Florida provides more than 150,000 pounds of frozen meat, fresh produce and canned food to approximately 2,500 area families 4-7 p.m. July 24 at the southeast corner of EverBank Field complex, Lot E, Downtown. To qualify, each family must reside in Duval County and meet income eligibility requirements OR one of these conditions: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (aka Food Stamps), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Medicaid. MOSH AFTER DARK The adults-only event “Walking with Tyrannosaurus Rex” is held 6 p.m. July 25 at Museum of Science & History, 1025 Museum Circle, Downtown. Dr. John Hutchinson, director of Structure & Motion Lab, Royal Veterinary College, is the featured speaker. Admission is $5; free for MOSH members. 396-6674 ext. 226. MEGA PET ADOPTION First Coast No More Homeless Pets and Jacksonville Humane Society offer more than 1,000 pets 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 26-28 at Jacksonville Fairgrounds, 510 Fairground Place, Downtown. The $25 fee includes spay/ neuter, microchip, vaccines and city license. COSMIC CONCERTS Shows are Beach Boys 7 p.m., Laser Retro 8 p.m., Laser Vinyl 9 p.m., Led Zeppelin 10 p.m. July 19; online tickets $5, $1 laser glasses, Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, Museum of Science & History, 1025 Museum Circle, Southbank, 396-7062,


NARRATIVES FOR CHANGE CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP Narratives For Change presents this women’s workshop and semiannual public reading 6-7:30 p.m. July 18 at Starbucks, 327 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach, 800-913-8611 ext. 1.


PUBLIX APRONS COOKING DEMO A healthful summer recipe is featured, noon-1 p.m. July 23 at Florida Blue Center, 4855 Town Center Parkway, St. Johns Town Center, 877-352-5830, CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES An organic vegetable gardening class is held 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 18 at University of North Florida’s University Center, Bldg. 43, 12000 Alumni Dr., Southside, $79, 620-4200, Beer Appreciation Class, 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 22. KNITTING CLASS Class for beginning and experienced loopy types, ages 10 and older, is held 1-3 p.m. every Wed. at The Players Senior Community Center, 175 Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra Beach; ongoing class, $70 for six weeks, 280-3233.


CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER One of the Original Kings of Comedy, Cedric the Entertainer appears 8 p.m. July 19 at The Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Downtown. Tickets are $44-$66.50, 355-2787,,

KEVIN BOZEMAN Bozeman finds humor in everyday life; he appears 8 p.m. July 17-19 and 8 and 10 p.m. July 20 at The Comedy Zone, 3130 Hartley Road (in Ramada Inn), Mandarin. Tickets are $10-$14. Comedy Showcase 8 p.m. July 23-24. 292-4242,


VIVA FLORIDA 500 DIG IN This reading event features the “Spice Girls,” CayANNE and Pepper (Anne and Amy from Ponte Vedra Branch library), who present an interactive program for school-age kids in the Ol’ Florida Kitchen, 2:30 p.m. July 17 at Anastasia Branch Library, 124 Seagrove Main St., St. Augustine Beach, 209-3730. Magician Mark Alan appears 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. July 24. NATURE DETECTIVE Kids ages 6-12 play Nature Detectives 2 or 3:30 p.m. July 17 at Bartram Trail Branch Library, 60 Davis Pond Blvd., Fruit Cove; 1 p.m. July 19 at Main Library, 1960 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 827-6940; 1 p.m. July 25 at Hastings Branch, 6195 S. Main St., Hastings, 827-6970 and 1:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at Southeast Branch, 6670 U.S. 1 S., St. Augustine, 827-6900. Free gardening goodies and Nature Detective notebooks are featured. For reservations, call the branch. The Summer Reading Program is geared toward school-age kids. CUMMER SUMMER CAMP Kids print, draw, paint and work with clay; members $80; nonmembers $200; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 8-26, Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave., Riverside, 355-0630, MUSIC CAMPS First Coast Community School offers music camps, including World of Music for kids ages 5-7; 3-4 p.m. every Tue. through July 30, FSCJ South Campus, 11901 Beach Blvd., Bldg. N-102, Southside, 646-2004,


DIABETES TEST Anastasia Island Branch Library and Flagler Hospital offer free blood pressure and blood sugar health screenings 10 a.m.-noon July 19 at the library, 124 Seagrove Main St., St. Augustine Beach. First-come-first-served; no need to fast. 209-3730. TEMPLE OF GROOVE Community drumming, dancing and connection are featured 6:30 p.m. July 19 at Peaceful Living Center, 1250 McDuff Ave. S., Avondale, $10, (707) 616-1864, Chair massage and energy healings available by donations. Bring instruments. APPROACHING MEDICARE Medicare questions? The seminar is held 10 a.m. July 23 and 27 at Florida Blue Center, 4855 Town Center Parkway, St. Johns Town Center, 877-352-5830, EXPLORING SPIRITUALITY Free discussions, for adults and youth, 5-6:30 p.m. every Sun. through Aug. 25 at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2487 A1A S., St. Augustine. Registration is required; call 347-5293 or 471-0335. ACHIEVING INNER PEACE & TRANQUILITY Class held 6:308:30 p.m. July 17 and 24 in University Center’s Bldg. 43, University of North Florida, 12000 Alumni Dr., Southside, $79, 620-4200, WEIGHT WATCHERS, SMOKING CESSATION, TAI CHI, YOGA Several classes and information sessions are offered weekly, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat., Florida Blue Center, 4855 Town Center Parkway, St. Johns Town Center, 482-0189, 877-352-5830, OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Do you have a problem with compulsive overeating or food addiction? Newcomers meet 6 p.m. every Wed., Arlington Congressional Church, 431 University Blvd. N., Arlington; 6 p.m. every Mon., Orange Park Presbyterian Church, 1905 Park Ave., 376-7303, MEDITATION Guided meditation, facilitated by Kristi Lee Schatz, MA, is held 7-8:30 p.m. every Mon. at Peaceful Living Center, 1250 McDuff Ave. S., Avondale, $10, (707) 616-1864, LGBT WORSHIP SERVICES Services held 10:30 a.m. every Sun., First Coast Metropolitan Community Church, 2915 C.R. 214, St. Augustine, 824-2802. FREE YOGA ON THE RIVER Karen Roumillat, RYT, teaches free gentle yoga 9 a.m. on the fourth Sun. each month on the boardwalk, weather permitting, Walter Jones Historical Park, 11964 Mandarin Road, Mandarin, 287-0452.


SOUTHERN LEAGUE ALL-STAR FAN FEST Fan Fest is held 3 p.m. July 17 at Bragan Field’s Palm Tree Pavilion, featuring a game T-shirt, autographs, games and a movie; $20. The Home Run Derby is 6 p.m. The game between the South and the North is played 7:05 p.m. July 17. JACKSONVILLE SUNS The hometown Southern League baseball team kicks off a homestand against the Chattanooga Lookouts 6:05 p.m. July 28 (Dog Days of Summer) at Bragan Field, Baseball Grounds, 301 Randolph Blvd., Downtown Jacksonville. Games continue 7:05 p.m. July 29 (Clay County Night), July 30 (Folio Weekly Fifty-Cent Family Feast) and 1:05 p.m. July 31 (Businesspersons Special). Tickets range from $7.50-$22.50, 358-2846,

Cedric the Entertainer aims to prove he’s still an original, taking the stage July 19 at The Florida Theatre. 5K BRIDGES RUN The Vestcor Bridges Run 5K is held 7:30 a.m. July 20 starting at Hemming Plaza, 135 W. Monroe St., Downtown. Registration is $25 in advance, $30 day of the race. Awards, live music, free beer, and food are featured. FAMILY SEINING ACTIVITY Pull a seine net through Guana Lake, collecting fish, crabs and more, and learn about the animals’ roles in the habitat, 8:30-10:30 a.m. July 20 and every fourth Sat. at GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center, 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra. Free with paid entrance. 823-4500. BATS IN THE BELFRY A park ranger discusses how bats are one of the most misunderstood, yet valuable creatures, 2 p.m. July 20 at Ribault Club, Fort George Island Cultural State Park, 11241 Ft. George Road. Free. 251-2320. GUIDED BEACH EXPLORATION GTM Research Reserve holds a “Beaches 101” free beach walk 8:30-10:30 a.m. July 20 at Guana South Beach, off A1A, Ponte Vedra Beach, toward St. Augustine. There’s a $3 per vehicle parking fee. To RSVP, call 823-4500 or go to Give your contact info in case of inclement weather. GUIDED TRAIL WALK A volunteer-guided trail walk through wooded hammock between the ocean and the Matanzas River is held 9-10:30 a.m. July 24 in Flagler County’s River to Sea Preserve. Meet in Preserve parking lot, south end of Marineland. RSVP at or call 823-4500. DINOTREK AT THE ZOO The exhibit features animatronic “dinosaur” creatures. Admission $3 for members, $3.50 for non-members, plus Zoo admission; zoo is open until 6 p.m. weekends and holidays through Labor Day, Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, 370 Zoo Parkway, 757-4463, TREE HILL TRAIL OPENS The new Joseph A. Strasser Boardwalk Trail connecting the main site to the amphitheater opens 10 a.m. July 19 at Tree Hill Nature Center, 7152 Lone Star Road, Arlington. Admission is free for the day. 724-4646. BEACH CLEANUP, FREE SPLASH DOWN Meet 8 a.m. July 20 at North Beach Parking Area, Little Talbot Island, 11257 Heckscher Dr., Jacksonville, to clean up the beach. Gloves

and trash bags supplied. Activities after the cleanup include shelling, swimming, sunbathing and beach games – bocce ball and badminton. Bring sunscreen, bug spray, water, snacks and a towel. 251-2320.


SOUTHSIDE BUSINESS MEN’S CLUB JEA CEO Paul McElroy appears noon July 17 at San Jose Country Club, 7529 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville. Admission is $20. For reservations, call 396-5559. JACKSONVILLE JOURNEY The oversight committee of this crime-fighting initiative meets 4 p.m. July 18 in the Eighth Floor Conference Room 851, Ball Building, 214 N. Hogan St., Downtown, 630-7306, DREDGING THE ST. JOHNS: BUT AT WHAT COST? St. Johns Riverkeeper holds a free forum 6 p.m. July 23 at Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk, 1515 Prudential Drive, Southbank, to address concerns and potential impacts from the proposed Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Project. Panelists are Dr. Kevin Bodge, Olsen Associates senior engineer/vicepresident, Dr. Quinton White, Jacksonville University Marine Science Research Institute executive director, Dr. David Jaffee, University of North Florida professor of sociology and St. Johns Riverkeeper Lisa Rinaman. The public has until July 31 to submit comments regarding the proposed harbor deepening; send to


TOMMY DAVIDSON July 25-27, The Comedy Zone CARLOS MENCIA Aug. 1-3, The Comedy Zone GREAT SOUTHERN TAILGATE COOK-OFF Aug. 23-24, Amelia Island 

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Customize your 10-inch pie with an assortment of toppings, like this pizza with sun-dried tomato pesto, shredded mozzarella, artichoke hearts, spinach, cilantro, mushrooms, pepperoncini and sun-dried tomatoes. Photos: Caron Streibich

Personalized Pizza Pronto

Your Pie specializes in speed and customization YOUR PIE 1545 C.R. 220, Ste. 125, Fleming Island 375-9771,


ver get that yearning for pizza and need to tame your hunger ASAP? Look no further than Your Pie, a fast-casual chain with a new Fleming Island location. Custom pizzas piled high (no skimping here!) with your favorite toppings are ready in a mere five minutes, thanks to a 600-degree pizza oven and nimble staff. It’s often difficult to get a group to agree on pizza toppings: Some begrudgingly pick off mushrooms and pepperoni, while others secretly wish for garlic and pineapple. Good news, picky pizza fans: Your Pie offers personal-size 10-inch pie. While casual, the interior feels much nicer than similar assembly-line style spots like Chipotle, Moe’s and Subway. Seating is abundant, and I foresee many families stopping in after Little League games or swim practices. Grownups will appreciate beer, wine, sangria and free Wi-Fi. With more than 40 toppings (add as many non-meat toppings as you’d like without additional cost), eight sauces and nine different kinds of cheese, Your Pie caters to the tastes of all pizza lovers. Even food allergies are given serious consideration: Gluten-free pies are cooked in their own pans, and there’s an option for dairy-free vegan cheese. The crust is light and chewy without being too thin or too thick, and the edges maintain a perfect crispness. I had trouble choosing from eight sauces, but I enjoyed the flavorful sundried tomato pesto. On another recent visit,


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I tried the pizza sauce, then added shredded mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, jalapeños for kick and bacon (because, well, it’s bacon). Not in the mood for pizza? Several paninis and bread bowl salads await. I enjoyed the caprese: slices of fresh mozzarella, leafy spinach, tomatoes and shredded basil with extra virgin olive oil and a side of balsamic dressing, served in a baked pizza dough bowl. Your Pie touts a Coca-Cola Freestyle machine, allowing for several clever soda flavor combinations, like orange vanilla Diet Coke or raspberry Sprite. For dessert, there are a dozen flavors of gelato and sorbet. To keep the calories in check, Your Pie uses milk instead of cream to create its gelatos. The blood orange sorbet was tangy and sweet, with a lovely red-orange hue. Your Pie plans to open a second location in Southside’s Tapestry Park this fall — this spot featuring a wide variety of craft beer offerings.  Caron Streibich Folio Weekly Bite Club host

The caprese salad is filled with slices of fresh mozzarella, leafy spinach, tomatoes and shredded basil with extra virgin olive oil and a side of balsamic dressing, served in a baked pizza-dough bowl.

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Neil Westcott (left) offers a jalapeùo margarita and the Nicaraguan beer Toùa. Sam Otoya presents specialty tacos – scallops, bangin’ shrimp and avocado with seared ahi tuna – at Taco Lu in Jacksonville Beach. Photo: Dennis Ho


Average EntrÊe Cost: $ = Less than $8 $$ = $8-$14 $$$ = $15-$22 $$$$ = $23 & up  = Beer, Wine  = Full Bar � = Children’s Menu  = Take Out B = Breakfast R = Brunch L = Lunch D = Dinner *Bite Club Certified! = Restaurant hosted a free Folio Weekly Bite Club tasting. Join at 2012 Best of Jax winner F = FW distribution spot

AMELIA ISLAND, FERNANDINA BEACH, YULEE (Venues are in Fernandina Beach unless otherwise noted.)

29 SOUTH EATS 29 S. Third St., 277-7919. F In historic district, Chef Scotty Schwartz serves traditional world cuisine with a modern twist. $$ L Tue.-Sat.; D Mon.-Sat.; R Sun. BARBERITO’S 1519 Sadler Rd., 277-2505; 463867 S.R. 200, Ste. 5, Yulee, 321-2240. Southwestern fare, made-to-order burritos, tacos, quesadillas, nachos. $  �  L D Daily BRETT’S WATERWAY CAFÉ 1 S. Front St., 261-2660. F Upscale on the water in historic area. Southern hospitality; daily specials, fresh local seafood, aged beef. $$$  L D Daily BRIGHT MORNINGS 105 S. Third St., 491-1771. Small cafÊ behind Amelia SanJon Gallery. $$  B R L Thur.-Tue. CAFE KARIBO 27 N. Third St., 277-5269. F In a historic building, family-owned spot serves homemade veggie burgers, fresh seafood, made-from-scratch desserts. Karibrew Pub. $$  �  L D Tue.-Sat.; L Daily CHEZ LEZAN BAKERY 1014 Atlantic Ave., 491-4663. F European-style breads, pastries, croissants, muffins, pies; most breads without fat or sugar. $ B R L Daily DAVID’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE 802 Ash St., 310-6049. Fine-dining place serves New York strip, ribeye, Dover sole, Chilean sea bass. $$$  D Nightly HALFTIME SPORTS BAR & GRILL 320 S. Eighth St., 3210303. Sports bar fare: onion rings, spring rolls, burgers, wraps and wings. $  L D Daily THE HAPPY TOMATO COURTYARD CAFE & BBQ 7 S. Third St., 321-0707. F Historic district spot has sandwiches, pulled pork, smoked turkey, ribs. $  �  L Mon.-Sat. JACK & DIANE’S 708 Centre St., 321-1444. F In a renovated 1887 shotgun home. Jambalaya, French toast, mac-n-cheese, vegan and vegetarian selections. $$  � B L D Daily KABUKI JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI BAR 1147 Amelia Plaza, 277-8782. Certified Angus steaks and fresh seafood all MSG-free. Sushi bar, teppanyaki grill. $$   D Tue.-Sun. KELLEY’S COURTYARD CAFÉ 19 S. Third St., 432-8213. In historic district, family-owned-and-operated spot serves sandwiches, wraps, soups, vegetarian options and down-home favorites, like fried green tomatoes. $  � L D Mon.-Sat. LULU’S AT THE THOMPSON HOUSE 11 S. Seventh St., 432-8394. F Po’boys, seafood little plates served in a historic house. Fresh local seafood, Fernandina shrimp. Reservations recommended. $$  R Sun.; L D Tue.-Sat. MOON RIVER PIZZA 925 S. 14th St., 321-3400. F See Riverside. 2012 BOJ winner. $   L D Mon.-Sat. MURRAY’S GRILLE 463852 E. S.R. 200/A1A, Yulee, 261-2727. Seafood, pastas and barbecue; hand-cut steaks, grouper

Elizabeth and homemade Key lime pie. $  L D Daily THE MUSTARD SEED CAFÉ 833 TJ Courson Rd., 277-3141. Snail of Approval winner; casual organic eatery and juice bar in Nassau Health Foods has all-natural, organic items, smoothies, veggie juices, coffees and herbal teas. $$  B L Mon.-Sat. PEPPER’S MEXICAN GRILL CANTINA 530 Centre St., 277-2011; 96096 Lofton Square Court, Yulee, 491-6955. F This casual, family-friendly restaurant features daily specials. $$  � L D Daily PLAE 80 Amelia Village Circle, Amelia Island, 277-2132. Bite Club certified. In the Spa & Shops at Omni Amelia Island Plantation, the bistro style venue offers whole fried fish and duck breast, artistic dÊcor. $$$  D Nightly SALT, THE GRILL 4750 Amelia Island Pkwy., Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, 491-6746. 2012 BOJ winner. Chef de Cuisine Richard Laughlin offers cuisine made with simple earth and sea elements in a coastal setting. $$$$  D Tue.-Sat. SALTY PELICAN BAR & GRILL 12 N. Front St., 277-3811. ICW view from second-story outdoor bar. Owners T.J. and Al offer local seafood, Mayport shrimp, fish tacos, po’boys and the original broiled cheese oysters. $$  L D Daily SLIDERS SEASIDE GRILL 1998 S. Fletcher Ave., 277-6652. F Oceanfront spot serves handmade crab cakes, fresh seafood, fried pickles. Kids’ beachfront area, open-air second floor, tiki bar and balcony. $$  � L D Daily THE SURF RESTAURANT & BAR 3199 S. Fletcher Ave., 261-5711. F Oceanview dining, inside or out on the deck. Steaks, fresh fish, nightly specials; Sunday lobster special. $$  B Sat. & Sun.; L D Daily TASTY’S FRESH BURGERS & FRIES 710 Centre St., 321-0409. F In historic district. Fresh meat, hand-cut fries, homemade sauces and soups and hand-spun shakes. $  � L D Daily TIMOTI’S FRY SHAK 21 N. Third St., 310-6550. F Casual seafood place features fresh, local wild-caught shrimp, fish, oysters, blackboard specials. $  � L D Daily T-RAY’S BURGER STATION 202 S. Eighth St., 261-6310. F 2012 BOJ winner. This spot in an old gas station is known for its blue plate specials. $   B L Mon.-Sat.


AJ’S BAR & GRILL 10244 Atlantic Blvd., 805-9060. Burgers, wings. $$  L D Daily CLEOTA’S SOUTHERN AMERICAN CUISINE 2111 University Blvd. N., 800-2102. F Locally owned and operated. Southern fare in a family spot: fried green tomatoes, fried chicken, shrimp & grits, mac & cheese, gourmet desserts. $  L D Tue.-Sun. COTTEN’S BAR-B-QUE 2048 Rogero Rd., 743-1233. Fred Cotten Jr. has been making pit-cooked barbecue for 25+ years. $  �  L D Daily GRINDERS CAFE 10230 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 8 & 9, 725-2712. 20+ years of homestyle veggies, burgers, meatloaf, pork chops, seafood and desserts. $ �  B L Daily THE HOT DOG SPOT & MORE 2771 Monument Rd., Ste. 32, Regency, 646-0050. Sausages, all-beef hot dogs, wings, Philly cheesesteaks, burgers, all cooked to order. $ �  L Daily KABUTO JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI BAR 10055 Atlantic Blvd., 724-8883. Steak, filet mignon, lobster, shrimp, sushi, teppanyaki, traditional dishes. $$$  �  L D Daily LARRY’S GIANT SUBS 1301 Monument Rd., 724-5802. See Baymeadows. BOJ winner. $ �  B L D Daily MILLER’S ALE HOUSE & RAW BAR 9541 Regency Square Blvd. S., 720-0551. See Southside. $$  � L D Daily THE MUDVILLE GRILLE 1301 Monument Rd., Ste. 1, 722-0008. Friendy family sports spot serves steaks, wings, burgers. $  L D Daily NERO’S CAFÉ 3607 University Blvd. N., 743-3141. F Traditional Italian-style fare, nightly dinner specials, veal, seafood, pasta, New York-style pizzas. $$  �  D Nightly RACK ’EM UP BILLIARDS 1825 University Blvd. N., 745-0335. Cigar and hookah lounge has a full kitchen. $  D Nightly THE STEAKHOUSE AT GOLD CLUB 320 Gen. Doolittle Dr., 645-5500. F 2012 BOJ winner. Daily lunch and dinner specials, free happy hour buffet Thur. & Fri. $$$  L D Daily UNIVERSITY DINER 5959 Merrill Rd., 762-3433. Breakfast

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Dining and lunch: meatloaf, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, BLTs, clubs, melts. Daily specials. $$  B L Daily


BAGEL LOVE 4114 Herschel St., 634-7253. F Bagels, sandwiches, subs, bakery items. $  B R L Daily BISCOTTIS 3556 St. Johns Ave., 387-2060. F 2012 BOJ winner. Innovative pizzas, dessert selection. $$$  B R L D Daily THE BLUE FISH RESTAURANT & OYSTER BAR 3551 St. Johns Ave., 387-0700. F Fresh seafood, steaks, chops, small plates in a casual place. Gluten-free entrÊes, oyster bar. Reservations recommended. $$  �  R Sun.; L Mon.-Sat., D Nightly BRICK RESTAURANT 3585 St. Johns Ave., 387-0606. F Soups, sandwiches, burgers, lamb chops, seafood entrees, veggie burger, desserts. $$$  L D Daily THE CASBAH CAFE 3628 St. Johns Ave., 981-9966. F 2012 BOJ winner. Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine on the patio or in hookah lounge. $$  L D Daily ESPETO BRAZILIAN STEAK HOUSE 4000 St. Johns Ave., Ste. 40, 388-4884. F Celebrating five years, the churrascaria features gauchos who carve the meat to your plate from serving tables. $$$  D Tue.-Sun. FLORIDA CREAMERY 3566 St. Johns Ave., 619-5386. Premium ice cream, waffle cones, milkshakes, sundaes, Nathan’s hot dogs. Low-fat, sugar-free items. $ �  L D Daily THE FOX RESTAURANT 3580 St. Johns Ave., 387-2669. F Owners Ian and Mary Chase offer fresh diner fare, homemade desserts. Breakfast all day; burgers, meatloaf, fried green tomatoes. $$  � L D Daily THE FRINGE EATERY 934 Edgewood Ave. S., 402-6446. Steampunk gallery and performance space serves soups, wraps, coffees and teas. $$  Tue.-Sun. GREEN MAN GOURMET 3543 St. Johns Ave., 384-0002. F Organic, natural products, spices, teas, salts. $   Daily MOJO NO. 4 URBAN BBQ & WHISKEY BAR 3572 St. Johns Ave., 381-6670. F 2012 BOJ winner. Southern blues kitchen has pulled pork, Carolina barbecue, chicken-fried steak, Delta fried catfish, shrimp & grits. $$  �  B L D Daily ORSAY 3630 Park St., 381-0909. 2012 BOJ winner. French/ American bistro serves steak frites, mussels, Alsatian pork chops; local organic ingredients. $$$  R D Mon.-Sat. SAKE HOUSE #5 JAPANESE GRILL SUSHI BAR 3620 St. Johns Ave., 388-5688. See Riverside. $$  L D Daily TERRA 4260 Herschel St., 388-9124. Comfy spot serves local, sustainable and world cuisine in a simple, creative style. Small plates include chorizo stuffed mushrooms, pork belly skewers; entrÊes include lamb chops, seared tuna and ribeye. Lunch menu features sandwiches. Craft beers. $$  L Mon.-Fri.; D Mon.-Sat.; R Sat. & Sun. TOM & BETTY’S 4409 Roosevelt Blvd., 387-3311. F 40+ years; the car-themed menu has sandwiches, burgers, pot roast. $  � L D Tue.-Sat.


AL’S PIZZA 8060 Philips Hwy., Ste. 105, 731-4300. F See Intracoastal. $  �  L D Daily ANCIENT CITY SUBS 8060 Philips Hwy., Ste. 207, 446-9988. F Owned-and-operated by Andy and Rhonna Rockwell, St. Augustine-themed shop serves gourmet subs toasted, pressed or cold. $ �  L D Mon.-Sat. BOWL OF PHO 9902 Old Baymeadows Rd., 646-4455. Fresh Thai, Vietnamese dishes, authentic ingredients; egg rolls, grilled pork, chicken, lotus root salad, fried rice. Boba. $$ L D Daily BROADWAY RISTORANTE & PIZZERIA 10920 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 3, 519-8000. F Family-owned-and-operated Italian place serves calzones, stromboli, brick-oven-baked pizza, subs, desserts. $$  �  L D Daily DEERWOOD DELI & DINER 9934 Old Baymeadows Rd., 641-4877. F ’50s-style diner serves burgers, Reubens, shakes, Coke floats. $ �  B L Daily IZZY’S PIZZERIA & SPORTS BAR 8206 Philips Hwy., 731-9797. Chicago-style deep-dish pizzas, hot dogs and a variety of Italian dishes. $$  � L D Daily THE FIFTH ELEMENT 9485 Baymeadows Rd., 448-8265. F Authentic Indian, South Indian and Indochinese fare, lunch buffet of lamb, goat, chicken dishes, tandoori, biryani items. $$  � L D Daily GATORS DOCKSIDE 8650 Baymeadows Rd., 448-0500. Sports-themed family restaurant serves grilled wings, ribs, sandwiches. $$  �  L D Daily INDIA’S RESTAURANT 9802 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 8, 620-0777. F 2012 BOJ winner. Authentic Indian cuisine, lunch buffet. Curry and vegetable dishes, lamb, chicken, shrimp, fish tandoori. $$  L Mon.-Sat.; D Nightly LARRY’S GIANT SUBS 3928 Baymeadows Rd., 737-7740; 8616 Baymeadows Rd., 739-2498. F 2012 BOJ winner. They pile ’em high and serve ’em fast. $ �  B L D Daily LEMONGRASS 9846 Old Baymeadows Rd., 645-9911. F Thai cuisine; Chef Aphayasane’s creations include crispy whole fish with pineapple curry reduction, and The Amazing. $$  L Mon.-Fri.; D Mon.-Sat. MANDALOUN MEDITERRANEAN LEBANESE CUISINE 9862 Old Baymeadows Rd., 646-1881. F Bite Club certified. Owner Pierre Barakat offers authentic Lebanese cuisine, charcoal-grilled lamb kebab. $$   L D Tue.-Sun.

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MEDITERRANIA RESTAURANT 3877 Baymeadows Rd., 731-2898. Family-owned-and-operated Greek/Italian place. Fresh seafood, veal, lamb. $$  L Mon.-Fri.; D Mon.-Sat. NATIVE SUN NATURAL FOODS MARKET & DELI 11030 Baymeadows Rd., 260-2791. F 2012 BOJ winner. Fresh, organic; vegetarian, vegan, raw food, gluten-free, sandwiches, deli, hot bar dishes, chopped salad bar, wraps, baked goods. Juice, smoothie & coffee bar. $  � B L D Daily OMAHA STEAKHOUSE 9300 Baymeadows Rd., 739-6633. Bite Club certified. English tavern in Embassy Suites Hotel; center-cut beef, fresh seafood, sandwiches, signature 16-ounce bone-in ribeye. $$  L D Daily ORANGE TREE HOT DOGS 8380 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 4, 733-0588. 2012 BOJ winner. Hot dogs w/ slaw, chili, cheese, onion sauce, sauerkraut; pizzas. $  L D Mon.-Sat. PATTAYA THAI GRILLE 9551 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 1, 646-9506. F Traditional Thai, vegetarian, new-Thai, curries, seafood, noodles and soups. $$  L D Tue.-Sun. PIZZA PALACE 3928 Baymeadows Rd., 527-8649. F See San Marco. $$   L D Daily SNEAKERS SPORTS GRILLE 8133 Point Meadows Dr., 519-0509. F 2012 BOJ winner. Sports bar fare; 20+ beers on tap. $  � L D Daily STICKY FINGERS 8129 Point Meadows Way, 493-7427. F Memphis-style rib house smokes ribs, barbecue, rotisserie chicken over aged hickory wood. $$  L D Daily STONEWOOD GRILL TAVERN 3832 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 3, 739-7206. See Beaches. $$  L D Daily THREE F(X) ICE CREAM & WAFFLES 9802 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 6, 928-9559. Ice cream made-to-order. Milk: whole, soy, almond; toppings; in taiyaki Asian waffles. $ � B R L Daily TONY D’S NY PIZZA & RESTAURANT 8358 Point Meadows Dr., 322-7051. Authentic New York pizza, pasta. $  �  L D Daily


(Venues are in Jax Beach unless otherwise noted.)

1ST OCEAN GRILLE 333 First St. N., 595-5965. F Modern American fare features seafood, steaks. $$$  B Sat. & Sun.; L D Daily A LA CARTE 331 First Ave. N., 241-2005. Authentic New England fare: Maine lobster rolls, Ipswich clams, crab cake sandwich, shrimp basket, clam chowdah. $$  L Thur.-Tue. AL’S PIZZA 303 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 249-0002. F See Intracoastal. $  �  L D Daily ANGIE’S SUBS 1436 Beach Blvd., 246-2519. F Home of the original baked sub, hot or cold subs, fresh ingredients, for 25+ years; blue-ribbon iced tea. $   L D Daily BAGEL WORLD 2202 Third St. S., 246-9988. F 2012 BOJ winner. Cozy place has a breakfast special (eggs, ham and cheese), coffees and juices. $  B L Daily BEACH HUT CAFÉ 1281 Third St. S., 249-3516. F 25+ years. Breakfast all day; hot plate specials. $ � B R L Daily BEACHSIDE SEAFOOD RESTAURANT & MARKET 120 Third St. S., 444-8862. F Full fresh seafood market serves seafood baskets, fish tacos, daily fish specials and Philly cheesesteaks. Open-air upstairs deck. $$  �  L D Daily BLUE WATER ISLAND GRILL 205 First St. N., 249-0083. This casual spot features American fare with a Caribbean soul. $$  � L D Tue.-Sun. BONO’S PIT BAR-B-Q 1266 Third St. S., 249-8704; 1307 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach, 270-2666. F See San Marco. $  �  L D Daily BREEZY COFFEE SHOP CAFE 235 Eighth Ave. S., 241-2211. F Casual spot has baked goods, espressos, coffees; vegan and gluten-free options. $  �  B R L Daily BUDDHA THAI BISTRO 301 10th Ave. N., 712-4444. F The proprietors are from Thailand, every dish is made with fresh ingredients from tried-and-true recipes. $$   L D Daily BURRITO GALLERY EXPRESS 1333 Third St. N., 242-8226. F 2012 BOJ winner. See Downtown. $   L D Daily CAMPECHE BAY CANTINA 127 First Ave. N., 249-3322.F 2012 BOJ winner. Chili rellenos, tamales, fajitas, enchiladas, fish tacos, fried ice cream. $$  � D Nightly CASA MARIA 2429 Third St. S., 372-9000. F See Springfield. 2012 BOJ winner. $  � L D Daily CASA MARINA RESTAURANT 691 First St. N., 270-0025. Tapas, crab cakes, Kobe sliders, burgers, tacos. Penthouse Lounge, verandah, oceanfront courtyard. $$$  R Tue.-Fri.; D Nightly CINOTTI’S BAKERY, DELI & BOUTIQUE 1523 Penman Rd., 246-1728. Since 1964. Cakes, pies, breads, desserts, bagels, chicken salad, sandwiches. $ � B R L Tue.-Sat. CRUISERS GRILL 319 23rd Ave. S., 270-0356. F 2012 BOJ winner. Locally owned & operated 15+ years. Half-pound burgers, fish sandwiches, award-winning cheddar fries. $  � L D Daily CULHANE’S IRISH PUBLIC HOUSE 967 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 249-9595. Bite Club certified. Upscale Irish gastropub. Shepherd’s pie, corned beef. $$  � R S/S; D Tue.-Sun. D&LP SUBS 1409 Third St. S., 247-4700. Subs, gourmet salads, wings, pizza, pasta. $ �  L D Daily DAVINCI’S PIZZA 469 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 241-2001. Family-owned-and-operated. $$   L D Tue.-Sun. DICK’S WINGS & GRILL 2434 Mayport Rd., Atlantic Beach, 372-0298. NASCAR-themed place has 365 varieties of wings, half-pound burgers, ribs, salads. $  �  L D Daily DIRTY REDS 1451 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach, 372-9438. F This new spot serves casual Cajun/Creole/Southern fare:

shrimp & grits, po’boys, smoked ribs & brisket, red beans & rice. Sides: mac-n-cheese, collards, corn maque choux, candied yams, smoked baked beans. $$  � D Tue.-Sun. DWIGHT’S MEDITERRANEAN BISTRO 1527 Penman Rd., 241-4496. Hand-rolled pasta, grilled vegetables. Owner/ Chef Dwight DeLude uses an exhibition kitchen. Reservations suggested. $$$$  D Tue.-Sat. EL POTRO 1553 Third St. N., 241-6910. Everything’s fresh and made-to-order. Daily specials, buffet. $  L D Daily ELEVEN SOUTH 216 11th Ave. S., 241-1112. New American eclectic cuisine, a mesquite grill and courtyard dining. $$$  L Tue.-Fri.; D Daily ELLEN’S KITCHEN 1824 S. Third St., Pablo Plaza, 246-1572. F Since 1962. Breakfast all day; sandwiches. $  B L Daily ENGINE 15 BREWING COMPANY 1500 Beach Blvd., Ste. 217, 249-2337. F Gastropub fare: soups, flatbreads, specialty sandwiches. $  � L Tue.-Sun.; D Nightly EUROPEAN STREET CAFÉ 922 Beach Blvd., 249-3001. F 130+ imported beers, 20 on tap. Classic Reuben, sandwiches. $  � L D Daily THE FISH COMPANY RESTAURANT 725 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 12, Atlantic Beach, 246-0123. F Bite Club certified. Oyster bar. Fresh local seafood, Mayport shrimp, oysters, crabs, lobster. Oyster Nights Tue. & Wed. $$  � L D Daily THE HALF MOON RAW BAR 1289 Penman Rd., 372-0549. Oysters, shrimp, clams, crawfish, daily chef’s specials. And they open your oysters. $$  � L D Sat. & Sun.; D Tue.-Fri. HOT DOG HUT 1439 Third St. S., 247-3641. F Dogs, burgers, sausages, beer-battered onion rings, fries. $   B L Daily ICHIBAN JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE 675 Third St. N., 247-4688. F Three areas: teppan or hibachi tables, sushi bar; Western-style seating. Tempura, teriyaki. Plum wine. $$  D Nightly JOSEPH’S PIZZA & ITALIAN RESTAURANT 30 Ocean Blvd., Beaches Town Center, Atlantic Beach, 270-1122. F Familyowned-and-operated. Pasta, gourmet pizzas, veal. $$   L D Daily KAMIYA 86 1286 Third St. S., 853-6602. This new restaurant and bar features new Asian fusion cuisine, sushi – takka don, octopus, red clam, eel – and Thai dishes, like panang curry. Noodle and rice dishes. $$  L D Mon.-Sat.; D Sun. LANDSHARK CAFE 1728 Third St. N., 246-6024. F Locally owned and operated. Fresh, right-off-the-boat local seafood, fish tacos, houseground burgers, wings, handcut fries and tater tots; daily specials. $$  � L D Daily; R Sun. LILLIE’S COFFEE BAR 200 First St., Beaches Town Center, Neptune Beach, 249-2922. F Locally roasted coffee, eggs, bagels, flatbreads, desserts. $$   B L D Daily KC CRAVE 1161 Beach Blvd., 595-5660. Chris Jones and Andy Viola offer American fusion: shareable fine fare expertly served in a polished-casual atmosphere. Buzzworthy bar, specialty drinks. $$  R Sun.; D Tue.-Sat. LYNCH’S IRISH PUB 514 N. First St., 249-5181. F Corned beef & cabbage, shepherd’s pie, fish & chips. Beer & ale on tap. $$  L D Daily MARIO’S AT THE BEACH 1830 Third St. N., 246-0005. Family-friendly spot has New York-style pizzas, stromboli, pasta, , veal, shrimp, vegetarian dishes. $$$  L Mon.Sat.; D Nightly MARLIN MOON GRILLE 1183 Beach Blvd., 372-4438. F Fresh crab cakes – owner Gary Beach’s from the Eastern Shore – and fresh-cut fries, plus burgers. (Located in the old TacoLu.) $$  �  D Mon. & Wed.-Sun.; R Sun. MAZA NEW AMERICAN CUISINE 7251 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 249-6292. All-American fare, as well as dishes of various ethnic cuisines, like lamb shanks, pork belly, sushi rolls, chicken tandoori, foie gras and homemade gyros. $$$  L D Mon.-Sat. MELLOW MUSHROOM PIZZA BAKERS 1018 Third St. N., Ste. 2, 241-5600. F Bite Club certified. 2012 BOJ winner. Gourmet pizzas, hoagies. Mighty Meaty pizza to vegetarian Kosmic Karma. $  �  L D Daily METRO DINER 1534 Third St. N., 853-6817. F 2012 BOJ winner. The upscale diner serves breakfast, plus meatloaf, chicken pot pie and homemade soups. $$ R B L Daily MEZZA LUNA PIZZERIA RISTORANTE 110 First St., Neptune Beach, 249-5573. F Near-the-ocean eatery. 20+ years. Casual bistro fare: gourmet wood-fired pizzas, nightly specials. $$$  � D Mon.-Sat. MOJO KITCHEN BBQ PIT & BLUES BAR 1500 Beach Blvd., 247-6636. See Avondale. F 2012 BOJ winner. $$  �  B L D Daily MONKEY’S UNCLE TAVERN 1850 S. Third St., 246-1070. F Burgers, sandwiches, seafood, wings. $   L D Daily M SHACK 299 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 241-2599. F Burgers, hot dogs, fries, shakes. $$  L D Daily NORTH BEACH BISTRO 725 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 6, Atlantic Beach, 372-4105. Bite Club certified. Casual neighborhood eatery serves hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, tapas menu. $$$  � R Sun.; L D Daily NORTH BEACH FISH CAMP 100 First St., Neptune Beach, 249-3474. Oceanview roof-top bar. Creative Southern fare, fresh seafood and bread pudding. $$ L Wed.-Sun.; D Nightly OCEAN 60 RESTAURANT, WINE BAR & MARTINI ROOM 60 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 247-0060. 2012 BOJ winner. Continental cuisine, fresh seafood, dinner specials, seasonal menu. $$  D Mon.-Sat. OLD FLORIDA FISH CAMP & SEAFOOD SHACK 2510 Second

St., Ste. 4200, 791-9533, ext. 241. On Bank of America’s 42nd floor, this cafe offers a riverview. $$   L Mon.-Fri. TRELLISES RESTAURANT 225 E. Coastline Dr., Hyatt, 634-4540. American à la carte dining: original fresh seafood, regional dishes, buffet, breakfast. $$$  � B L Daily ZODIAC GRILL 120 W. Adams St., 354-8283. F American and Mediterranean favorites in a casual spot; panini, vegetarian. Daily lunch buffet. Espressos, hookahs. $  L Mon.-Fri.


Sarah Keefe (left) offers hobo stew while Niki Coplin holds a mug of Sweetwater Midnight Oil coffee at Chamblin’s Uptown in Downtown Jacksonville. Photo: Dennis Ho Ave. N., 334-8408. This new spot offers island waterfront dining featuring fresh local seafood. Dine inside or on the patio. Airboat & dolphin tours. $$  � L D R Wed.-Sun. THE PIER CANTINA & SANDBAR 412 N. First St., 246-6454. Casual oceanfront place has a Mexican-influenced menu. Downstairs Sandbar. $$$  L D Daily POE’S TAVERN 363 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 241-7637. F American gastropub. 50+ beers. Gourmet burgers, handcut French fries, fish tacos, Edgar’s Drunken Chili, daily fish sandwich special. $$  � L D Daily RAGTIME TAVERN & SEAFOOD GRILL 207 Atlantic Blvd., Beaches Town Center, Atlantic Beach, 241-7877. F 25+ years.Blackened snapper, sesame tuna, Ragtime shrimp. $$  L D Daily RENNA’S PIZZA 592 Marsh Landing Pkwy., 273-3113. F Casual, authentic New York-style pizzeria offers calzones, antipasto, parmigiana. By the slice or full pie. $$  �  L D Daily ROYAL PALM VILLAGE WINE & TAPAS 296 Royal Palms Dr., Atlantic Beach, 372-0052. F Locally owned and operated. 1,200+ fine wine, 200 bottled beers, 15 microbrewed drafts pair with tapas. $$  D Mon.-Sat. SALT LIFE FOOD SHACK 1018 Third St. N., 372-4456. F 2012 BOJ winner. Signature tuna poke bowl, sushi, tacos, local fried shrimp, an open-air space. $$  �  L D Daily SEAFOOD KITCHEN 31 Royal Palms Dr., Atlantic Beach, 241-8470. 20+ years, no-frills atmosphere. Fresh local seafood. $   L D Daily SINGLETON’S SEAFOOD SHACK 4728 Ocean St., Mayport Village, 246-4442. F Casual spot by the Mayport ferry since the ’60s. Fried shrimp, blackened or grilled fish. Enclosed riverfront porch. $  �  L D Daily SLIDERS SEAFOOD GRILLE 218 First St., Beaches Town Center, Neptune Beach, 246-0881. F Beach-casual. Fresh fish, fish tacos, gumbo, Key lime pie, ice cream sandwiches. $$  � D Nightly SMASHBURGER 630 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach, 241-2666. Do-it-yourself burgers and chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, sides and fries. $   � L D Daily SNEAKERS SPORTS GRILLE 111 Beach Blvd., 482-1000. F 2012 BOJ winner. Sportsbar fare, 20+ beers on tap. $  � L D Daily SOUP’S ON JACKSONVILLE 645 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 387-9394. BOJ winner. Soups, sandwiches, seafood, vegetarian/vegan items. $  L D Daily STONEWOOD GRILL TAVERN 950 Marsh Landing Pkwy., 285-2311. Classic American menu. $$  L D Daily SUN DELI 1011 S. Third St., 270-1040. F 2012 BOJ winner. Reubens, corned beef, salami, liverwurst. Radical Side (tuna salad, egg salad, cheese) or 9.0 (Philly steak, cheese, chopped bacon, pepperoni, blackened seasoning). $  L D Mon.-Sat. TACOLU BAJA MEXICANA 1712 Beach Blvd., 249-8226. F 2012 BOJ winner. In the old Homestead, Baja-style. Mexican fare: fish tacos, Bangin Shrimp, verde chicken tacos and fried cheese that isn’t fried. $$  � R Sat. & Sun.; L D Tue.-Fri. 3RD STREET DINER 223 Ninth Ave. S., 270-0080. F Greek/American fare served Yankee style for 11+ years. A variety of quality, homestyle dishes: gyros, ribs, lamb, liver & onions. $  �  B L D Daily TOMO JAPANESE RESTAURANT 1253 Penman Rd., 372-4369. F Fresh, authentic, upscale, Japanese-owned. Handmade sushi, hibachi grill items, homemade-style dishes. $  � D Nightly WIPEOUTS GRILL 1585 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach, 247-4508. F Casual, beachy sports spot serves burgers, wings, fish tacos. $  �  L D Daily ZETA 131 First Ave. N., 372-0727. New place features tapas

and sharing plates, flats, salads, sandwiches, burgers. Latenight upscale urban fusion. $$  L Sat. & Sun.; D Tue.-Sun.


(Jacksonville Landing venues are at 2 Independent Drive)

BENNY’S SANDWICH SHOP 121 W. Forsyth St., 634-1525. For 27 years, Benny’s – in an old bank vault – has made everything from scratch. Favorites: taco salad, creamy potato soup. $  B L Mon.-Fri. BENNY’S STEAK & SEAFOOD Ste. 175, Jacksonville Landing, 301-1014. Continental cuisine. Signature dish: Filet Christian. $$$  � L D Daily BIG PETE’S OLD STYLE PIZZERIA 118 N. Julia St., 356-2680. All from scratch: pizza, calzones, baked ziti, wraps. Barbecue. $$  L D Mon.-Fri. BRAZILIAN CORNER 100 E. Forsyth St., 633-9028. Authentic fare: churrasco misto (steak & sausage), muqueca de peixe (fish in coconut milk), plus burgers, subs, paninis, sandwiches. Brazilian coffee. $   L Mon.-Fri.; D Mon.-Sat. BURRITO GALLERY & BAR 21 E. Adams St., 598-2922. F 2012 BOJ winner. Southwestern cuisine. Burritos: ginger teriyaki tofu and blackened mahi. $   L D Mon.-Sat. CAFÉ NOLA 333 N. Laura St., 366-6911. Museum of Contemporary Art. Shrimp & grits, gourmet sandwiches, fresh fish tacos, desserts. $$  L Mon.-Fri.; D Thur. & ArtWalk CASA DORA 108 E. Forsyth St., 356-8282. F Owner/chef Sam Hamidi has served Italian fare for 35+ years: veal, seafood, pizza. Homemade salad dressing. $$  � L D Mon.-Sat. CHOMP CHOMP 106 E. Adams St., 762-4667. F This spot has eats at moderate prices – most under $10. Chef-inspired street food: panko-crusted chicken, burgers, chinois tacos, bahn mi, barbecue. $ L Tue.-Sat.; D Fri. & Sat. CURRENTS LOUNGE 225 E. Coastline Dr., Hyatt Regency, 634-4043. Apps, cafÊ fare, desserts. $$  B L D Daily DE REAL TING CAFÉ 128 W. Adams St., 633-9738. F Caribbean place features jerk or curried chicken, conch fritters, curried goat and oxtail. $   L Tue.-Fri.; D Fri. & Sat. EINSTEIN BROS. BAGELS 225 E. Coastline Dr., 634-4579. See Arlington. $  B L Daily FIONN MACCOOL’S IRISH PUB/RESTAURANT Ste. 176, Jacksonville Landing, 374-1547. 2012 BOJ winner. Casual fare in an uptown Irish atmosphere: fish and chips, Guinness lamb stew, black-and-tan brownies. $$  � L D Daily INDOCHINE 21 E. Adams St., Ste. 200, 598-5303. 2012 BOJ winner. Thai and Southeast Asian cuisine; signature dishes are chicken Satay, soft shell crab, sticky rice. $$   L D Mon.-Fri.; D Mon.-Sat. JENKINS QUALITY BARBECUE 830 N. Pearl St., 353-6388. For 56+ years, family-owned Jenkins Barbecue has served down-home barbecue. Drive-thru. $  L D Daily KOJA SUSHI Jacksonville Landing, 350-9911. F 2012 BOJ winner. Sushi, sashimi; Japanese, Asian and Korean cuisine; hard-to-find items like baby octopus salad. $$  L D Daily LE SHEA’S HOMESTYLE EATERY 119 W. Adams St., 3545685. Southern and soul food: meat loaf, fried chicken, burgers, spaghetti, sides. $  L Mon.-Fri. NORTHSTAR PIZZA BAR & SUBSTATION 119 E. Bay, 8605451. Brick-oven-baked pizza, grinders, wings, cheesesteaks, sandwiches. 27 beers on tap. $   L D Mon.-Sat. OLIO MARKET 301 E. Bay St., 356-7100. F Made-fromscratch soups, sandwiches; they cure their own bacon and pickle their own pickles. $$   B R L Mon.-Fri. PHO A NOODLE BAR 117 W. Adams St., 353-0320. Authentic Vietnamese and Thai dishes: egg rolls, potstickers. Pho bowls: standard, vegan, pho tom yum, sukiyaki, kelp noodle substitute. Boba, teas, coffee. $ L Mon.-Fri. D Wed.-Sat. THE SKYLINE DINING & CONFERENCE CENTER 50 N. Laura

BRICK OVEN PIZZERIA & GASTROPUB 1811 Town Center Blvd., 278-1770. F The brand-new family-owned-andoperated spot offers freshly made New York and Chicagostyle pizzas, specialty burgers, gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, craft beers. $$  �  L D Daily KANKI JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE/SUSHI BAR 2009 East-West Pkwy., 269-3003. Teppanyaki tables, sushi tables, sushi bar. Steaks and seafood. $$  �  D Nightly MELLOW MUSHROOM PIZZA BAKERS 1800 Town Center Blvd., 541-1999. F See Beaches. Bite Club certified. 2012 BOJ winner. $  �  L D Daily MERCURY MOON GRILL BAR 2015 C.R. 220, 215-8999. F Wings, signature sandwiches, Philly cheesesteak, fried fish sandwich, half-pound Moon burger. $  D Nightly MOJO SMOKEHOUSE 1810 Town Center Blvd., Ste. 8, 264-0636. F See Avondale. 2012 BOJ winner. $$  �  B L D Daily TAPS BAR & GRILL 1605 C.R. 220, 278-9421. F Burgers, sandwiches and entrees. $$  � L D Daily WHITEY’S FISH CAMP 2032 C.R. 220, 269-4198. F Gator tail, freshwater catfish, daily specials, on Swimming Pen Creek. Tiki bar. $  �  L D Tue.-Sun.; D Mon. YOUR PIE 1545 C.R. 220, Ste. 125, 379-9771. F Owner Mike Sims’ concept: Choose from three doughs, nine sauces, seven cheeses and 40+ toppings and make your own pizza pie. $$  �  L D Daily


ABE’S PIZZA GRILL 12192 Beach Blvd., 425-3983. Italian dishes, lasagna, parmigiana, pizza, subs, pasta, wings. $$  �  L D Daily AL’S PIZZA 14286 Beach Blvd., Ste. 31, 223-0991. F Celebrating 20+ years and seven locations, Al’s offers a selection of New York-style and gourmet pizzas, salads. $  �  L D Daily AROY THAI FUSION 13475 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 40, 374-0161. Authentic Thai cuisine, pad Thai, Thai fried rice and traditional curry dishes. $$   L D Mon.-Fri.; D Nightly BITTER SWEET BAKERY & EATERY 14286 Beach Blvd., Ste. 29, 223-0457. Desserts, sandwiches, breakfast to-go. $$  B L Tue.-Sun. BONO’S PIT BAR-B-Q 3303 San Pablo Rd. S., 223-1391. F See San Marco. $  �  L D Daily BRUCCI’S PIZZA, PASTA, PANINIS 13500 Beach Blvd., Ste. 36, 223-6913. F Authentic New York-style pizza, Italian pastas, desserts, family spot. $  �  L Mon.-Sat.; D Nightly CASTILLO DE MEXICO 12620 Beach Blvd., Ste. 19, 998-7006. F An extensive menu served in authentic Mexican dÊcor. Weekday lunch buffet. $$  L D Daily CLIFF’S ROCKIN BAR-N-GRILL 3033 Monument Rd., Ste. 2, 645-5162. F Burgers, wings, seafood, pizza, daily specials, handcut 12-ounce New York strip. $$   L D daily DICK’S WINGS & GRILL 14286 Beach Blvd., 223-0115. See Beaches. $  �  L D Daily EL RANCHITO 14333 Beach Blvd., Ste. 22, 992-4607. F Authentic – really – Latin American cuisine: dishes from Colombia, Cuba and Mexico. $$  �  L D Daily EPIK BURGER 12740 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 105, 374-7326. Burgers made from grass-fed beef, ahi tuna, all-natural chicken and vegan are created with innovative recipes; gluten-free options. $ � L D Mon.-Sat. FIRST WATCH 13470 Beach Blvd., 223-0909. French toast, eggs, pancakes, crepes, waffles, sandwiches. $ � B L Daily FUJI SUSHI 13740 Beach Blvd., 992-8998. Fuji Sushi offers dine-in and take-out Japanese fare. $  L D Daily iPHO 13799 Beach Blvd., Ste. 1, 330-0309. New, familyowned spot has curry dishes, noodle bowls, rare beef salad. Everything’s homemade-style. $ L D Tue.-Thur. JERRY’S SPORTS GRILLE 13170 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 22, 220-6766. F Hand-cut steaks, wings, burgers. $  � B Sat. & Sun.; L D Daily LA NOPALERA MEXICAN RESTAURANT 14333 Beach Blvd., Ste. 39, 992-1666. F See San Marco. 2012 BOJ winner. $$  �  L D Daily LARRY’S GIANT SUBS 10750 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 14, 642-6980. F See Baymeadows. BOJ winner. $ �  B L D Daily MAHARLIKA HALL & SPORTS GRILL 14255 Beach Blvd., Ste. E, 699-0759. This Filipino-American restaurant and market features popular items like pancit bami, lumpia, turon strudle and halo halo with ice cream. $-$$ �  R L D Daily MAMA MIA’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA 12220 Atlantic Blvd., 221-1122. Lunch specials. Veal, seafood, New York-style and Sicilian-style pizzas. $   L D Tue.-Sun. MAMBOS CUBAN CAFE & PIZZERIA 13770 Beach Blvd., Ste.

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NAME: Manali Patel RESTAURANT: Tossgreen, 14375 Southside Blvd., Ste. 12, Southside BIRTHPLACE: India YEARS IN THE BIZ: Four FAVORITE RESTAURANT (other than mine): California Pizza Kitchen FAVORITE COOKING STYLE: Home-style cooking FAVORITE INGREDIENTS: Organic basil IDEAL MEAL: Custom salad with frozen yogurt WOULDN’T EAT IF YOU PAID ME: Taco Bell CULINARY GUILTY PLEASURE: Pizza and Lay’s original chips

9, 374-2046. 2012 BOJ winner. Authentic ropa vieja, bistec, pollo, picadillo, lechon asada. $$  �  R L D daily MARKER 32 14549 Beach Blvd., 223-1534. ICW view. American eclectic: fresh, local seafood, shrimp & Andouille fettuccini, broiled oysters, yellow fin tuna poke. $$$  � D Mon.-Sat. MILANO’S RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA 12620 Beach Blvd., Ste. 21, 646-9119. Casual, family-owned. Homestyle Italian fare, New York-style pizzas, veal, baked dishes. $$  �  L D Daily MILLER’S ALE HOUSE & RAW BAR 3238 Hodges Blvd., 821-5687. See Southside. $$  � L D Daily MVP’S SPORTS GRILLE 12777 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 5, 221-1090. F Wings, burgers in a sporty atmosphere. $  L D Daily MY MOCHI FROZEN YOGURT 13546 Beach Blvd., Ste. 1A, Intracoastal, 821-9880. See St. Johns Town Center. Daily. PEPPER’S MEXICAN GRILL CANTINA 13475 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 1, 221-2300. F Casual, family-friendly place features daily specials. $$  � L D Daily SALSAS MEXICAN RESTAURANT 13500 Beach Blvd., Ste. 46, 992-8402. F Authentic, fresh Mexican fare made from scratch. Daily specials. $$$  � L D Daily SHANE’S RIB SHACK 13546 Beach Blvd., Ste. 1, 992-0130. Burgers, pork, ribs, chicken tenders, wings, beans, fried okra, corn, collards, Brunswick stew. $$ �  L D Daily SIENA’S AUTHENTIC ITALIAN CUISINE 13170 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 26, 220-9192. Italian cuisine: lasagna, calzones, stuffed shells, pizza and wraps. $$  L D Daily TIME OUT SPORTS GRILL 13799 Beach Blvd., Ste. 5, 223-6999. F Locally-owned-and-operated. Hand-tossed pizzas, wings, specialty wraps. $$  L D Tue.-Sun.; D Sun. & Mon. VINO’S PIZZA & GRILL 3546 St. Johns Bluff Rd., 647-6575. See Julington. $   � L D Daily XTREME WINGS 12220 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 108, 220-9464. F Family sports grill has wings, burgers, sandwiches and wraps. $  �  L D Daily

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BENITO’S ITALIAN CAFE & PIZZERIA 155 Hampton Pt. Dr., 230-8292. Family spot. Authentic Italian cuisine, veal, seafood entrÊes, pasta, specialty pizzas. $$   � L D Daily BLACKSTONE GRILLE 112 Bartram Oaks Walk, Ste. 102, 287-0766. Modern American fusion cuisine, served in a bistro-style setting. $$$  L Mon.-Fri.; D Mon.-Sat. BONO’S PIT BAR-B-Q 100 Bartram Oaks Walk, Fruit Cove, 287-7710. See San Marco. $  �  L D Daily BRUCCI’S PIZZA, PASTA, PANINIS 540 S.R. 13, Ste. 10, Fruit Cove, 287-8317. F Authentic New York-style pizza, Italian pastas and desserts in a family atmosphere. $  �  L Mon.-Sat.; D Nightly CLARK’S FISH CAMP 12903 Hood Landing Rd., 268-3474. F Gator, turtle, steak, ribs and daily all-you can-eat catfish dinners. Dine indoors, outdoors, or in a glass-enclosed room. $$  � L D Daily JENK’S PIZZA 2245 C.R. 210 W., Ste. 112, 826-1555. Familyowned-and-operated. Subs, New York-style pizzas, calzones, Italian dishes. $  �  L D Daily THE NEW ORLEANS CAFÉ 12760 San Jose Blvd., Julington Creek, 880-5155. Creole-style cafe. French bread po’boys, muffalattas. On Julington Creek. $  �  L D Tue.-Sun. PIZZA PALACE 116 Bartram Oaks Walk, 230-2171. F See San Marco. $$   L D Daily TAPS BAR & GRILL 2220 C.R. 210 W., Ste. 314, 819-1554. F 50+ premium domestic, import beers on tap. Starters, burgers, sandwiches, entrees. $$  � L D Daily VINO’S PIZZA & GRILL 605 S.R. 13, Ste. 103, 230-6966. F Hand-tossed New York- and Sicilian-style pizzas. Baked dishes, subs, stromboli, wings, wraps. $   � L D Daily WAKAME JAPANESE & THAI CUISINE 104 Bartram Oaks Walk, Ste. 108, 230-6688. F Fine dining; authentic cuisine,

full sushi menu, curries, pad dishes. $  đ?–˘ L D Daily


AL’S PIZZA 11190 San Jose Blvd., 260-4115. F See Intracoastal. $  �  L D Daily ANATOLIA GRILL & BAR 9825 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 1, 329-1336. F The Turkish restaurant serves authentic Italian/Mediterranean cuisine, like flatbreads, calzones, pasta, shishkabobs, seafood, wraps, salads. Specialties: Musakka, falafel, lamb shank. $$  � L D Daily ATHENS CAFÉ 6271 St. Augustine Rd., Ste. 7, 733-1199. Dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), baby shoes (stuffed eggplant), favorites, Greek beers. $$  L Mon.-Fri.; D Mon.-Sat. AW SHUCKS 9743 Old St. Augustine Rd., 240-0368. F Seafood place has an oyster bar, steaks, seafood, wings, pasta. Favorites: ahi tuna, shrimp & grits, oysters Rockefeller, pitas, kabobs. $$  � L D Daily THE BLUE CRAB CRABHOUSE 3057 Julington Creek Rd., 260-2722. F Fresh Maryland-style steamed blue crabs, crab legs, steamed or fried oysters. Covered deck; daily specials. $$  � L D Tue.-Sat. BONO’S PIT BAR-B-Q 12620 Bartram Park Blvd., 652-2989; 9820 San Jose Blvd., 268-2666. F See San Marco. $  �  L D Daily BRAZILIAN JAX CAFE 9825 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 20, 880-3313. F Authentic dishes: steaks, sausages, chicken, fish, burgers, hot sandwiches. $$  B L D Mon.-Sat. BROOKLYN PIZZA 11406 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 3, 2889211; 13820 St. Augustine Rd., Bartram Park, 880-0020. F Brooklyn Special is a favorite; calzones, white pizza, homestyle lasagna. $   L D Daily DON JUAN’S RESTAURANT 12373 San Jose Blvd., 268-8722. F Friendly, family-oriented service, with a touch of Old Mexico. $  � L D Daily ENZA’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT 10601 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin Landing, 268-4458. Family-owned place offers casual fine dining, Italian cuisine, veal, seafood. Daily specials. $$$  �  D Tue.-Sun. GIGI’S RESTAURANT 3130 Hartley Rd., 694-4300. In the Ramada; prime rib and crab leg buffet Fri. and Sat., blue-jean brunch on Sun., daily breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner buffets. $$$  B R L D Daily HARMONIOUS MONKS 10550 Old St. Augustine Rd., Ste. 30, 880-3040. F American steakhouse features a 9-ounce choice Angus center-cut filet with gorgonzola shiitake mushroom cream sauce, 8-ounce burgers, ribs, wraps, sandwiches. $$  � L D Mon.-Sat. KANKI JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE/SUSHI BAR 11154 San Jose Blvd., 292-2400. Teppanyaki and sushi tables, sushi bar, steaks and seafood. $$   D Nightly KOBE JAPANESE RESTAURANT 11362 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 8, 288-7999. Fusion-style sushi place has oyster shooters, kobe beef shabu-shabu, Chilean sea bass. Sake. $$  L D Daily LA NOPALERA MEXICAN 11700 San Jose Blvd., 288-0175. F See San Marco. BOJ winner. $$  �  L D Daily LARRY’S GIANT SUBS 11362 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 3, 674-2945. See Baymeadows. 2012 BOJ winner. $ �  B L D Daily MAMA FU’S ASIAN HOUSE 11105 San Jose Blvd., 260-1727. MSG-free pan-Asian cuisine made to order in woks using fresh ingredients. Authentic Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai dishes. $$  �  L D Daily METRO DINER 12807 San Jose Blvd., 638-6185. F 2012 BOJ winner. In a historic 1930s building, the upscale diner serves meatloaf, chicken pot pie, homemade soups. $$ R B L Daily MILLER’S ALE HOUSE & RAW BAR 11112 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 19, 292-0003. See Southside. $$  � L D Daily MONKEY’S UNCLE TAVERN 10503 San Jose Blvd., 2601349. F See Beaches. $   L D Daily

NATIVE SUN NATURAL FOODS MARKET & DELI 10000 San Jose Blvd., 260-6950. F 2012 BOJ winner. Fresh, organic ingredients in vegetarian, vegan, raw food and gluten-free options, gourmet artisan sandwiches, deli and hot bar dishes, chopped salad bar, gluten-free baked goods. Juice, smoothie and coffee bar. $   � L D Mon.-Sat. PICASSO’S PIZZERIA 10503 Blvd., 880-0811. F Handtossed gourmet pizza, calzones, New York-style cheesecake, pasta. Fresh local seafood, steaks. $$  �  L D Daily RACK EM UP BILLIARDS 4268 Oldfield Crossing Dr., Ste. 205, 262-4030. This cigar and hookah lounge has a full kitchen, subs. 200+ imported, domestic beers. $  D Nightly THE RED ELEPHANT PIZZA & GRILL 10131 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 12, 683-3773. F Casual, family-friendly eatery serves pizzas, sandwiches, grill specials, pasta dishes. $$$  � L D Daily RENNA’S PIZZA 11111 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 12, 292-2300. F See Beaches. $$  �  L D Daily SONNY’S REAL PIT BAR-B-Q 12485 San Jose Blvd., 288-7928. F See Riverside. $  �  L D Daily TANK’S FAMILY BAR-B-Q 11701 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 23, 351-8265. F Owned and operated by the Tankersleys. Made-from-scratch Southern-style fare. $$  � B L D Tue.-Sat. TIJUANA FLATS 13820 Old St. Augustine Rd., 262-0484. See Baymeadows. $  �  L D Daily VINO’S PIZZA & GRILL 4268 Oldfield Crossing Dr., 268-6660. F See Julington. $ � L D Daily WHOLE FOODS MARKET 10601 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 22, 288-1100. F Prepared-food department offers 80+ items; full-service and self-service hot bar, salad bar, soup bar, dessert bar; pizza, sushi and sandwich stations. $$  L D Daily WOODY’S BAR-B-Q 9825 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 46, 262-3955. F See Orange Park. $  � L D Daily

ORANGE PARK, MIDDLEBURG (Venues are in Orange Park unless otherwise noted.)

ARON’S PIZZA 650 Park Ave., 269-1007. F Family-owned restaurant has eggplant dishes, manicotti and New York-style pizza. $$  �  L D Daily BONO’S PIT BAR-B-Q 1765 Town Center Blvd., Eagle Harbor, 269-8870. See San Marco. $  �  L D Daily BUFFALO WILD WINGS GRILL BAR 1940 Wells Rd., 215-4969. F Buffalo-style wings, 14 sauces (mild to better-be-ready blazin’), wraps, burgers, ribs. $$  �  L D Daily CAMICAKES 1910 Wells Rd., 541-1099. Gourmet cupcakes: sweet potato, red velvet, mint chocolate and The Elvis, banana, peanut butter, chocolate frosting. $$  Daily DICK’S WINGS & GRILL 1540 Wells Rd., 269-2122. F See Beaches. $  �  L D Daily GATORS DOCKSIDE 9680 Argyle Forest Blvd., 425-6466. F Sports-themed family restaurant has grilled wings, ribs, sandwiches. $$  �  L D Daily THE HILLTOP 2030 Wells Rd., 272-5959. New Orleans shrimp, certified Black Angus prime rib, she-crab soup. Homemade desserts. $$$  D Tue.-Sat. HOOTERS 1749 Wells Rd., 215-5858. F Wings, steamed shrimp, oysters, burgers, seafood, sandwiches. $$   L D Daily HURRICANE GRILL WINGS 1810 Town Center Blvd., Ste. 1, 644-7315. See Avondale. $  �  L D Daily JERSEY MIKE’S SUBS 410 Blanding Blvd., Ste. 9, 272-0037. Wraps, subs, sandwiches. $ �  L D Daily JOEY MOZZARELLA’S 930 Blanding Blvd., Ste. D, 579-4748. F Calzones, stromboli and lasagna are customer favorites; pizza pies available stuffed. BYOB. $$ �  L D Daily LA NOPALERA MEXICAN RESTAURANT 9734 Crosshill Blvd., Argyle, 908-4250; 2024 Kingsley Ave., 276-2776; 1571 C.R. 220, Ste. 100, 215-2223. See San Marco. 2012 BOJ winner. $$  �  L D Daily LARRY’S GIANT SUBS 1330 Blanding Blvd., Ste. 165, 276-7370; 1545 C.R. 220, 278-2827; 700 Blanding Blvd., Ste. 15, 272-3553; 1404 S. Orange Ave., Green Cove Springs, 284-7789. F See Baymeadows. 2012 BOJ winner. $ �  B L D Daily MILLER’S ALE HOUSE & RAW BAR 1756 Wells Rd., Ste. A, 278-4600. See Southside. $$  � L D Daily NIRVANA CAFÉ 1910 Wells Rd., 278-5880. F Sandwiches, homemade-style paninis, European specialties and freshsqueezed juices. $$   B L D Daily PASTA MARKET & CLAM BAR 1930 Kingsley Ave., 276-9551. Family-owned-and-operated place has gourmet pizzas, veal, chicken, mussels, shrimp, grouper. Pastas: spaghetti, fettuccine, lasagna, ziti, calzone, linguini, ravioli. $$   � D Nightly POMPEII COAL-FIRED PIZZA 2134 Park Ave., 264-6116. Family-owned-and-operated; pizzas made in coal-fired ovens. Espresso, cappuccino. $$   L D Daily RENNA’S PIZZA 6001 Argyle Forest Blvd., Ste. 16, 771-7677. F See Beaches. $$  �  L D Daily THE ROADHOUSE 231 Blanding Blvd., 264-0611. F Sandwiches, wings, burgers, quesadillas. 75+ import beers. $  L D Daily SONNY’S REAL PIT BAR-B-Q 1976 Kingsley Ave., 272-4606. F See Riverside. $  �  L D Daily SWEET TOMATOES 1625 Wells Rd., 269-6116. Salad bar has four tossed salads, vegetables and deli items, pasta salads,

dressings, soups, pizza and desserts. $  L D Daily TEXAS ROADHOUSE 550 Blanding Blvd., 213-1000. F Steaks, ribs, seafood and chops. Daily specials. $  L D Daily WOODY’S BAR-B-Q 950 Blanding Blvd., Ste. 1, 272-1419. F Barbecue plates, barbecue salads and pulled pork sandwiches. All-you-can-eat specials. $   � L D Daily


619 OCEAN VIEW 619 Ponte Vedra Blvd., 285-6198. Fresh seafood, steaks, nightly specials. $$$  � D Wed.-Sun. AL’S PIZZA 635 A1A N., 543-1494. F See Intracoastal. $  �  L D Daily AQUA GRILL 950 Sawgrass Village Dr., 285-3017. Fresh local seafood, aged prime steaks, vegetarian entrÊes. Climatecontrolled lakefront patio seating. $$$  L D Daily THE AUGUSTINE GRILLE 1000 PGA Tour Blvd., 285-7777. Bite Club certified. Steaks, New York strip, lamb, lobster Napoleon, Hawaiian tuna. $$$  � D Nightly BOGEY GRILLE 150 Valley Circle, Ponte Vedra, 285-5524. Wings, quesadillas, chicken, burgers. $$  � L D Daily BRUCCI’S PIZZA, PASTA, PANINIS 880 A1A, Ste. 8, 280-7677. F Authentic New York-style pizza, Italian pastas and desserts. $  �  L Mon.-Sat.; D Nightly CAFFE ANDIAMO 500 Sawgrass Village Dr., 280-2299. Fresh seafood, veal, steak and pizza made in a copper woodburning oven; daily specials. $$  L D Daily FOX’S PIZZA DEN 4360 Palm Valley Rd., 285-1292. F Familyowned-and-operated. The Wedgie sandwich on a pizza crust, and sandwiches, pizzas, stromboli. $$   L D Mon.-Sat. JJ’S LIBERTY BISTRO 330 A1A N., Ste. 209, 273-7980. Authentic French cuisine. The scratch kitchen has fresh soups, stocks, sauces and pastries. $$  �  L D Mon.-Sat. LARRY’S GIANT SUBS 830 A1A N., Ste. 6, 273-3993. F See Baymeadows. 2012 BOJ winner. $ �  B L D Daily LULU’S WATERFRONT GRILLE 301 N. Roscoe Blvd., Palm Valley, 285-0139. F On the ICW, get there by land or water. Fresh seafood, hand-cut steaks, burgers. Screened waterfront porch. $$  �  L D daily MULLIGAN’S PUB 43 PGA Tour Blvd., 285-1506. F At Hilton Garden Inn. Favorites and Irish dishes. $$  D Nightly NINETEEN AT TPC SAWGRASS 110 Championship Way, 273-3235. American, Continental fare, local seafood. $$$  L D Daily PALM VALLEY FISH CAMP 229 N. Roscoe Blvd., Palm Valley, 285-3200. F The Groshells serve dishes made with fresh ingredients; daily specials. $$$  �  L D Tue.-Sun. POPPY’S ITALIANO 832 A1A N., Ste. 1, 273-3920. Authentic Italian cuisine. Family-owned-and-operated. $$  �  L D Daily PUSSERS BAR & GRILLE 816 A1A N., Ste. 100, 280-7766. Bite Club certified. Caribbean cuisine and regional favorites: Jamaican grilled pork ribs, Trinidad smoked duck, lobster macaroni & cheese dinner. $$  �  L D Daily RESTAURANT MEDURE 818 A1A N., 543-3797. Chef David Medure creates dishes and small plates. $$$  D Mon.-Sat. RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE 814 A1A N., Ste. 103, 285-0014. BOJ winner. Midwestern custom-aged U.S. prime beef, fresh seafood, live Maine lobster. Reservations,. $$$$  D Nightly SAUCY TACO 450 S.R. 13, Ste. 113, 287-7226, St. Johns. F The new casual spot offers a variety of tacos, including fried chicken, Irish and All-American, plus all the usuals. Tortas, Mexican pizza, salads, 40 draft beers. $$  � L D Daily SUN DOG BREWING CO. 822 A1A N., Ste. 105, 686-1852. F Lobster dip, turkey-bacon-n-brie sandwich, chargrilled meatloaf sandwich. $$-$$$  �  R Sun.; L D Wed.-Sun. TABLE 1 330 A1A N., Ste. 208, 280-5515. Upscale, casual restaurant offers appetizers, entrÊes. $$$  L D Daily WOODY’S BAR-B-Q 226 Solana Rd., Ste. 1, 280-1110. F See Orange Park. $  � L D Daily

RIVERSIDE, 5 POINTS, WESTSIDE (Venues are in Riverside unless otherwise noted.)

13 GYPSIES 887 Stockton St., 389-0330. 2012 BOJ winner. Mediterranean peasant cuisine updated for American tastes: tapas, blackened octopus, coconut mango curry chicken. $$  L D Tue.-Sat. AL’S PIZZA 1620 Margaret St., Ste. 201, Five Points, 388-8384. F See Intracoastal. $  �  L D Daily BLACK SHEEP RESTAURANT 1534 Oak St., 355-3793. American favorites with a Southern twist, locally sourced ingredients. Rooftop bar. $$$  R Sat. & Sun.; L D Daily BOLD BEAN COFFEE ROASTERS 869 Stockton Street, Stes. 1 & 2, 855-1181. F 2012 BOJ winner. Bold Bean features organic and fair trade coffees. $   B L Daily BONO’S BAR-B-Q 5229 Jammes Rd., 772-0050; 705 S. Lane Ave., 783-1404. F See San Marco. CARMINE’S PIE HOUSE 2677 Forbes St., 387-1400. F Pizza by the slice, classic Italian dishes – calzone, stromboli, subs, panini. Craft beers, microbrews. $$  �  B L D Daily COOL MOOSE CAFE & BISTRO 2708 Park St., 381-4242. F New England-style cafÊ. Full breakfast, classic sandwiches, wraps and soups. Gourmet coffee. $$  R L D Tue.-Sun. COZY TEA CAFE 1023 Park St., 5 Points, 329-3964. Afternoon tea: scones, soups, teas. Indian nights Fri., Sat. $ L Mon.-Sat. CRAZY EGG 954 Edgewood Ave. S., Murray Hill, 524-8711. Burgers, sandwiches, steaks, prime rib, pork chops, shrimp & grits, specials; of fresh, local, organic ingredients. $   B

L D Wed.-Fri.; B L Sat.-Tue. DERBY ON PARK 1068 Park St., 379-3343. Michael Williams and Zack Nettles offer burgers, sandwiches, steaks, fish & chips, meatloaf. $$-$$$  L D Tue.-Sun., R Sat. & Sun. DICK’S WINGS 5972 San Juan Ave., Westside, 693-9258. See Beaches. $  �  L D Daily DOMO CREPES ETC. 813 Lomax St., 619-2540. Cappuccino, crepes, soups and flatbreads. $$   B L D Daily GRASSROOTS NATURAL MARKET Deli Supervisor Daniel Dillingham 2007 Park St., 384-4474. F The juice bar uses certified organic fruits and vegetables. Artisanal cheeses, craft and imported beers, organic wines, organic produce, meats, vitamins and herbs, wraps, sides, sandwiches, and raw, vegan items. $   B L D Daily EUROPEAN STREET CAFÉ 2753 Park St., 384-9999. F See Beaches. $  � L D Daily GATORS BBQ 8083 Baymar St., Westside, 683-4941. F Award-winning barbecue pork, chicken, ribs, turkey and sausage. $ �  L D Mon.-Sat. GATORS DOCKSIDE 6677 103rd St., Westside, 777-6135. F Sports-themed family place serves grilled wings, ribs, sandwiches. $$  �  L D Daily HOVAN MEDITERRANEAN GOURMET 2005 Park St., Ste. 1, 381-9394. F Traditional Mediterranean fare: fresh hummus, baba ghannoush, gyros. Hookahs. $  L D Mon.-Sat. JERSEY MIKE’S SUBS 1615 Hendricks Ave., Riverside, 399-5006. See Orange Park. $ �  L D Daily JOHNNY’S DELI 474 Riverside Ave., 356-8055. F Breakfast; grilled wraps, gyros, grilled chicken salad. $  B L Mon.-Sat. KICKBACKS GASTROPUB 910 King St., 388-9551. F 2012 BOJ winner. Breakfast, lunch & dinner 20 hours a day; more than 655 bottled beers, 84 on tap. $$  �  B L D Daily LARRY’S GIANT SUBS 1509 Margaret St., 674-2794; 7859 Normandy, 781-7600; 5733 Roosevelt, 446-9500; 8102 Blanding, 779-1933; 6331 Roosevelt, Ste. 6, NAS Jax, 854-0057. F See Baymeadows. 2012 BOJ winner. $ �  B L D Daily MONROE’S SMOKEHOUSE BAR-B-Q 4838 Hwy. Ave., Westside, 389-5551. Wings, pulled pork, brisket, turkey, ribs. Homestyle sides: green beans, baked beans, mac-n-cheese and collards. $$  �  L Mon.-Sat.; D Thur. & Fri. MOON RIVER PIZZA 1176 Edgewood Ave. S., Murray Hill, 389-4442. F 2012 BOJ winner. Northern-style pizzas, 20+ toppings, served by the pie or the slice. $   L D Mon.-Sat. THE MOSSFIRE GRILL 1537 Margaret St., 355-4434. F Southwestern dishes: fresh fish tacos and chicken enchiladas. $$  � L D Daily O’BROTHERS IRISH PUB 1521 Margaret St., 854-9300. F Traditional Irish fare in a casual pub: shepherd’s pie with Stilton crust, Guinness mac-n-cheese and fish-n-chips. $$  �  L D Daily PELE’S WOOD FIRE 2665 Park St., 232-8545. Chef Micah Windham uses a wood-fired oven to create traditional, authentic Italian fare with an inventive, modern twist. $$  �  R L D Daily PERARD’S PIZZA & ITALIAN CUISINE 11043 Crystal Springs Rd., Ste. 2, Westside, 378-8131. Family-owned. Traditional fare, homemade sauces, lasagna, desserts. $  �  L D Daily SAKE HOUSE #1 JAPANESE GRILL SUSHI BAR 824 Lomax St., 301-1188. F Traditional Japanese cuisine, fresh sushi, sashimi, kiatsu, teriyaki and hibachi. $$  L D Daily THE SALTY FIG 901 King St., 337-0146. Gastropub’s New American Southern fare: shrimp & grits, bourbon fig glazed quail, made with locally sourced produce, meats, seafood. $$  L D Daily SONNY’S REAL PIT BAR-B-Q 1923 S. Lane Ave., 786-0081; 4434 Blanding Blvd., 777-0730. Beef, pork, chicken, ribs cooked in a wood-fired pit; Vidalia onion rings, corn nuggets, beans, slaw. AYCE specials daily. $  �  L D Daily SOUP’S ON JACKSONVILLE 1526 King St., 387-9394. F See Beaches. 2012 BOJ winner. $  L D Daily SUMO SUSHI 2726 Park St., 388-8838. F Authentic Japanese dishes, entrees, sushi rolls, sashimi salad, gyoza (pork dumplings), and tobiko (flying fish roe). $$  � L D Daily SUSHI CAFE 2025 Riverside Ave., Ste. 204, 384-2888. F Sushi rolls: Monster Roll, Jimmy Smith Roll, Rock-n-Roll, Dynamite Roll; hibachi, tempura, katsu, teriyaki. $$  L D Daily SWEET THEORY BAKING CO. 1243 King St., 387-1001. Small batch, all-natural, organic, allergy-friendly items made with no egg, dairy, soy or peanuts. Gluten-free options. $  Tue.-Sat. TAPA THAT 820 Lomax St., Five Points, 376-9911. Locally, organically grown ingredients; duck confit spring rolls, Cuban rice & beans cake. $$  � L D Tue.-Sat. TASTI D-LITE 1024 Park St., 900-3040. A gazillion flavors, in cones, cups, shakes and smoothies. $  Daily TREECUP CAFE 829 Riverside Ave., Cummer Museum, 356-6857. Lunch items, locally roasted coffee, espresso drinks.$   L Tue.-Sun. TRES LECHES 869 Stockton St., 551-4375. F Quiches, empanadas, arepas, bocadillos, sandwiches, soups and baked goods; chocolate marquesa, Caribbean lime pie and tres leches. $$  B L D Mon.-Sat.

TWO DOORS DOWN 436 Park St., 598-0032. F Hotcakes, omelets, burgers, sandwiches, chops, liver & onions, Southern fried chicken, desserts. $$ đ?–˘  B L Mon.-Fri.


95 CORDOVA 95 Cordova St., 810-6810. In Casa Monica Hotel. The cuisine blends Moroccan, Asian, Mediterranean, Caribbean and European influences. $$$  R Sun.; B L D Daily A1A ALE WORKS 1 King St., 829-2977. F Two-story brew pub, Bridge of Lions view, has six kinds of beer and serves New World cuisine, inside or on the balcony. $$  L D Daily A1A BURRITO WORKS TACO SHOP 114 St. George St., 823-1229. Baja-style tacos, vegetarian bean burritos, fish tacos, hormone-free meats, homemade guacamole. $  L D Daily AL’S PIZZA 1 St. George St., 824-4383. F See Intracoastal. $  �  L D Daily ANN O’MALLEY’S PUB 23 Orange St., 825-4040. F Soups, sandwiches. Porch dining. Irish beers on tap. $$  L D Daily AVILES RESTAURANT & LOUNGE 32 Avenida Menendez, 829-9727. Hilton Bayfront Hotel. Progressive global cuisine. $$$  � B L D Daily BACK 40 URBAN CAFÉ 40 S. Dixie Hwy., 824-0227. Fresh, local seafood, Caribbean-style wraps, upside-down chicken potpie, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options, craft beer selection, in an 1896 building. $  � L Sun.; L D Mon.-Sat. BARLEY REPUBLIC IRISH PUBLIC HOUSE 48 Spanish St., 547-2023. Historic downtown pub has burgers, sandwiches, shepherd’s pie, bangers and mash. $$  � L D Daily BARNACLE BILL’S 14 Castillo Dr., 824-3663. F Family spot has seafood, gator tail, steak, shrimp. $$  �  D Nightly THE BLACK MOLLY BAR & GRILL 504 Geoffrey St., 547-2723. Fresh, local seafood, steaks, pasta. $$  � L D Daily BONO’S PIT BAR-B-Q 2420 U.S. 1 S., 794-9424. See San Marco. $  �  L D Daily BORRILLO’S PIZZA & SUBS 88 San Marco Ave., 829-1133. F John Zappa’s New York-style spot serves subs, pasta dishes, and pizzas by the pie or slice. $  �  L D daily CARMELO’S MARKETPLACE & PIZZERIA 146 King St., 494-6658. F 2012 BOJ winner. New York-style brick-ovenbaked pizza, fresh baked sub rolls, Boar’s Head meats and cheeses, stromboli, garlic herb wings. $$   L D Daily CASA MAYA 17 Hypolita St., 217-3039. Mayan fare, vegetarian and meat. Juice bar, daily specials. $$  B L D Wed.-Sun. CELLAR 6 ART GALLERY & WINE BAR 6 Aviles St., 827-9055. Bite Club certified. Wolfgang Puck coffees, handmade desserts, light fare. $$  Daily CONCH HOUSE 57 Comares Ave., 829-8646. Signature dishes: Cracker combo platter, fried shrimp. Tiki huts over Salt Run Creek. $$$  � D Nightly CREEKSIDE DINERY 160 Nix Boatyard Rd., 829-6113. Beef, chicken, seafood, low-country cooking. Outdoor deck, fire pit. $$  � D Nightly CRUISERS GRILL 3 St. George St., 824-6993. F 2012 BOJ winner. See Beaches. $   � L D Daily DICK’S WINGS & GRILL 4010 U.S. 1 S., 547-2669. See Beaches. $  �  L D Daily DOS COFFEE & WINE 300 San Marco Ave., 342-2421. F Handcrafted pourovers, Convive Roastery beans. A variety of pressed sandwiches, build-your-own cheese boards. $$  B L Daily FLAVORS EATERY 125-C King St., 824-4221. Quesadillas, pizza, smoothies. Indoor/outdoor dining. $  L D Mon.-Sat. FLORIDA CRACKER CAFÉ 81 St. George St., 829-0397. Scallops, shrimp, gator tail. $$  � L D Daily THE FLORIDIAN 39 Cordova St., 829-0655. Southern fare, with fresh ingredients from area farms: fried green tomato bruschetta, blackened fish cornbread stack, grits with shrimp, fish or tofu. Vegetarian options. $$$  �  L D Daily GAS FULL SERVICE RESTAURANT 9 Anastasia Blvd., Ste. C, 217-0326. F Fresh, local and homemade casual fare: meatloaf, veggie, traditional burgers, seafood, steaks, daily specials, desserts. $$  �  L D Tue.-Sat. GYPSY CAB COMPANY 828 Anastasia Blvd., 824-8244. F 2012 BOJ winner. Local favorite spot. Signature dish: Gypsy chicken; also seafood, tofu, duck and veal dishes. $$  R Sun.; L D Daily HARRY’S SEAFOOD BAR & GRILLE 46 Avenida Menendez, 824-7765. F New Orleans-style fresh seafood, steaks, jambalaya, etouffÊe, shrimp. $$  � L D Daily HOT SHOT BAKERY & CAFE 8 Granada St., 824-7898. F Freshly baked items, coffees, sandwiches, Datil B. Good hot sauces and pepper products. $  B L Daily THE KING’S HEAD BRITISH PUB 6460 U.S. 1 N., 823-9787. F Ann Dyke serves British draught beers and ciders in 20-ounce Imperial pints, plus Cornish pasties, fish & chips. $$  � L D Daily LA NOPALERA MEXICAN RESTAURANT 155 Hampton Point Dr., 230-7879. See San Marco. 2012 BOJ winner. $$  �  L D Daily THE MANATEE CAFÉ 525 S.R. 16, Ste. 106, 826-0210. F Organic, vegetarian meals. Chef Cheryl Crosley has omelets, tofu Reubens, miso, hummus, tabouli. $  B L Mon.-Sat. MEEHAN’S IRISH PUB SEAFOOD HOUSE 20 Avenida Menendez, 810-1923. F Burgers, seafood, raw bar, steak O’Shay’s, Dubliner chicken, Irish Benedict. $$$  � Daily THE MILLTOP TAVERN 19 1/2 St. George St., 829-2329. F Homemade soups, sandwiches, daily specials. Dine under trees on two-story porch. $  L D Daily

MOJO OLD CITY BBQ 5 Cordova St., 342-5264. F See Avondale. 2012 BOJ winner. $$  �  B L D Daily MOJO’S TACOS 551 Anastasia Blvd., Anastasia Island, 829-1665. F Family-owned spot offers double-decker-style tacos, burritos. $   L D Daily NALU’S TROPICAL TAKE-OUT 926 Santa Maria Blvd., 794-0405; 1020 Anastasia Blvd., 501-9592. F Fresh island-style beef, chicken, fish, vegetarian tacos, burritos. $  L D Daily NED’S SOUTHSIDE KITCHEN 2450 U.S. 1 S., 794-2088. F Casual islandy spot has Mediterranean dishes, tacos, shrimp & grits, vegetarian options. Drive-thru. $   L D Mon.-Sat. OUTBACK CRABSHACK 8155 C.R. 13 N., 522-0500. Crabs, shrimp, gator tail, conch fritters, steaks. $$  L D Daily PACIFIC ASIAN BISTRO 159 Palencia Village Dr., Ste. 111, 808-1818. F 2012 BOJ winner. Chef Mas Liu creates authentic sushi: Crazy Girl (shrimp tempura, asparagus, salmon); Mango Tango (salmon, crab, tuna, flying fish egg, mango sauce). Sake, sashimi. $$-$$$  L D Daily PIZZALLEY’S 117 St. George St., 825-2627. F 2012 BOJ winner. Wings, pizza. $$   L D Daily PIZZALLEY’S CHIANTI ROOM 60 Charlotte St., 825-4100. Homemade Italian ristorante fare. $$   L D Daily THE PRESENT MOMENT CAFÉ 224 W. King St., 827-4499. F 2012 BOJ winner. Organic, vegan, vegetarian dishes, pizza, pastas, hummus, milkshakes; made without meat, dairy, wheat or an oven. $$   B L D Mon.-Sat. RAINTREE RESTAURANT 102 San Marco Ave., 824-7211. Steak and seafood. Reservations accepted. $$  D Nightly RHETT’S PIANO BAR & BRASSERIE 166 Hypolita St., 825-0502. Freshly made-to-order items include American espresso-rubbed filet, pistachio-crusted lamb chops. A petite menu is also offered. $$$$  D Tue.-Sun. SONNY’S REAL PIT BAR-B-Q 1720 U.S. 1 S., 824-3220; 2720 S.R. 16, 824-3315. See Riverside. $  �  L D Daily THE TASTING ROOM, WINE & TAPAS 25 Cuna St., 810-2400. Upscale contemporary Spanish place pairs tapas with wines. $$$  Daily WOODY’S BAR-B-Q 135 Jenkins St., Ste. 106, 819-8880. See Orange Park. $  � L D Daily YOGURT MOTION 163 Palencia Village, Ste. 102, 610-2220. Non-dairy frozen yogurt (with no table sugar, lactose, chemicals or preservatives) in a variety of flavors. $  Daily


(Venues are in St. Augustine Beach unless otherwise noted.)

A1A BURRITO WORKS TACO SHOP 671 A1A Beach Blvd., 217-7451. F See St. Augustine. $  L D Daily AMICI 1915B A1A S., 461-0102. F Family-owned-andoperated. Pasta, veal, steak, seafood. $$  � L D Daily CAFE ATLANTICO 647 A1A Beach Blvd., 471-7332. Traditional, new dishes. Chef Paolo offers risotto alla pescatora: shrimp, scallops, shellfish in a cheese basket. $$$  D Nightly CAP’S ON THE WATER 4325 Myrtle St., Vilano Beach, 824-8794. F Coastal cuisine: fresh local shrimp, raw oyster bar. Boat access. $$  � L D Daily FA CAFÉ 303 A1A Beach Blvd., 471-2006. F Daily specials: jerk fish and mango wrap. $  � L D Tue.-Sun. THE GROOVE CAFE 134 Sea Grove Main St., 547-2740. Steaks, fresh local seafood. $  �  L D Tue.-Sun. HURRICANE GRILL WINGS 4225 S. A1A, Ste. 13, 471-7120. See Avondale. $  �  L D Daily JACK’S BBQ 691 A1A Beach Blvd., 460-8100. Old-fashioned pit barbecue. Tiki bar, deck. $   � L D Daily MANGO MANGOS 700 A1A Beach Blvd., 461-1077. Caribbean kitchen has comfort food with a tropical twist: coconut shrimp, fried plantains. Outdoor seating. $$  � L D Daily THE ORIGINAL CAFE ELEVEN 501 A1A Beach Blvd., 460-9311. F Coffee drinks, vegetarian meals, Southern comfort dishes. $  B L D Daily PURPLE OLIVE INTERNATIONAL BISTRO 4255 A1A S., Ste. 6, 461-1250. F Family-owned-and-operated. Local seafood, prime beef, lamb, vegetarian. Artisan breads. $$  D Tue.-Sat. THE REEF 4100 Coastal Hwy., Vilano Beach, 824-8008. F Casual oceanfront place has fresh local seafood, steak, pasta dishes and chef specials. $$$  �  R Sun.; L D Daily SOUTH BEACH GRILL 45 Cubbedge Rd., Crescent Beach, 471-8700. Two-story beachy spot has casual oceanfront dining and fresh local seafood. $  B L D Daily STEPHEN’S SOUL FOOD 101 A1A S., Crescent Beach, 471-7000. Slow food made with fresh, local ingredients: fried perch with grits and fresh tomato. $  B L Tue.-Sat. SUNSET GRILLE 421 A1A Beach Blvd., 471-5555. Key West-style place serves fresh local seafood, steaks and sandwiches. Open-air counters. $$$  �  L D Daily


BAHAMA BREEZE 10205 River Coast Dr., 646-1031. Caribbean-inspired: lobster quesadillas, beef patties, Creole baked goat cheese, tropical drinks. $$$  đ?–˘  L D Daily BLACKFINN AMERICAN GRILLE 4840 Big Island Dr., 345-3466. Classic American fare: beef, seafood, pasta and flatbread sandwiches. $$$  đ?–˘ R L D Daily CANTINA LAREDO 10282 Bistro Dr., 997-6110. Authentic Mexican dishes, daily fish specials, grilled chicken and steaks. $$  đ?–˘ R L D Daily THE CAPITAL GRILLE 5197 Big Island Dr., 997-9233. Dry-

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Dining aged, hand-carved steaks, fresh seafood, with local, seasonal ingredients. 350 wines. $$  L Mon.-Fri.; D Nightly LIBRETTO’S PIZZERIA & ITALIAN KITCHEN 4880 Big Island Dr., Ste. 1, 402-8888. F Authentic NYC pizzeria has Big Apple crust, cheese and sauce; classics, calzone, desserts. $$  L D Daily MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY 10367 Midtown Pkwy., 380-4360. Italian-American fare, pasta, steaks, seafood, chef’s specials, desserts made in a scratch kitchen. $$$  �  L D Daily MIMI’S CAFE 10209 River Coast Dr., 620-0660. Signature quiches, salads, sandwiches, chicken pot pie, beef bourguignon and roasted turkey breast are served in a French cottage-themed spot. $  �  B L D Daily MITCHELL’S FISH MARKET 5205 Big Island Dr., 645-3474. The changing menu has 180+ fresh items: cedar-roasted Atlantic salmon, kung pao calamari and seared rare salt-andpepper tuna. $$$  �  L D Daily MY MOCHI FROZEN YOGURT 4860 Big Island Dr., 807-9292. Non-fat, low-calorie, cholesterol-free frozen yogurts, including tart and non-tart flavors; 40-plus toppings. Daily. OVINTE 10208 Buckhead Branch Dr., 900-7730. This new comfortable, chic place features tapas and small plate items made with Spanish and Italian flavors, including ceviche fresco, pappardelle bolognese, lobster ravioli. 240-bottle wine list, craft spirits. $$  R Sun.; D Daily P.F. CHANG’S 10281 Midtown Pkwy., Ste. 137, 641-3392. 2012 BOJ winner. Traditional chicken, duck, pork, beef, lamb dishes, vegetarian plates, gluten-free items. $$   � L D Daily THE PITA PIT 1810 Town Center Blvd., Ste. 5, 579-4930. See Beaches. $  B L D Daily QDOBA MEXICAN GRILL 4624 Town Crossing Dr., Ste. 149, 807-9161. F Fresh, custom-made, DIY meals. Choose an entrÊe – tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos – then toppings – vegetarian beans, meats, veggies, salsas, guacamole, sauces and cheeses. $ �  L D Daily RENNA’S PIZZA 4624 Town Crossing Dr., Ste. 125, 565-1299. F See Beaches. $$  �  L D Daily SAKE HOUSE #3 JAPANESE GRILL SUSHI BAR 10281 Midtown Pkwy., Ste. 119, 996-2288. F See Riverside. $$  L D Daily SEASONS 52 5096 Big Island Dr., 645-5252. Grill and wine bar has a seasonally changing menu. $$  � L D Daily SEASONS OF JAPAN 4413 Town Center Pkwy., 329-1067. Japanese and hibachi-style fare, sushi. $$  � L D Daily WASABI JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI BAR 10206 River Coast Dr., 997-6528. Authentic Japanese cuisine, teppanyaki shows, sushi. $ � L D Daily WHISKY RIVER 4850 Big Island Dr., Ste. 3, 645-5571. F 2012 BOJ winner. Southern hospitality fare features burgers, hot wings, pizzas and pulled pork. Drink specials. $  � L D Daily


CRUISERS GRILL 5613 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 1, 737-2874. F See Beaches. 2012 BOJ winner. $   � L D Daily DICK’S WINGS & GRILL 1610 University Blvd. W., 448-2110. F See Beaches. $  �  L D Daily EMPEROR’S GENTLEMEN’S CLUB Chef Jonathan Reap 4923 University Blvd. W., 739-6966. The upscale steakhouse features steaks, burgers, seafood and wings. $$  L D Daily FUSION SUSHI 1550 University Blvd. W., 636-8688. F Brand-new upscale sushi spot serves a wide variety of fresh sushi, sashimi, hibachi, teriyaki and kisatsu. $$ � L D Daily JENKINS QUALITY BARBECUE 2025 Emerson St., 346-3770. Family-owned place serves down-home barbecue, smoky chicken, crinkle-cut French fries. Drive-thru. $  L D Daily MOJO BAR-B-QUE 1607 University Blvd. W., 732-7200. F See Avondale. 2012 BOJ winner. $$  �  B L D Daily SONNY’S REAL PIT BAR-B-Q 5097 University Blvd. W., 737-4906. See Riverside. $  �  L D Daily STEAMIN’ 9703 San Jose Blvd., 493-2020. Classic diner serves steam burgers, fat dogs and chili, more than 50 craft beers. $  B Sat. & Sun.; L D Daily


BASIL THAI & SUSHI 1004 Hendricks Ave., 674-0190. F 2012 BOJ winner. Sushi, Thai cuisine, ginger-infused salad, Pad Thai, curry dishes, ebi roll, sashimi, daily specials. $$  L D Mon.-Sat. bb’s 1019 Hendricks Ave., 306-0100. F Changing selection of fine cheeses, espresso martinis. $$$  R L D Mon.-Sat. BEACH ROAD CHICKEN DINNERS 4132 Atlantic Blvd., St. Nicholas, 398-7980. Since 1939. Fried chicken, okra, sweet corn nuggets, country-fried steak, gizzards and livers, peas, slaw, biscuits, cobbler, fish, shrimp. $ �  L D Tue.-Sun.

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BISTRO AIX 1440 San Marco Blvd., 398-1949. F Frenchand Mediterranean-inspired fare in an urban-chic atmosphere. The menu changes seasonally. $$$  L D Daily BONO’S PIT BAR-B-Q 4907 Beach Blvd., 398-4248. F Slow-cooked meats, sauces, for 60+ years. Baby back ribs, barbecue salad and chicken breast sandwiches. $  �  L D Daily CHART HOUSE 1501 River Place Blvd., Southbank, 398-3353. Fresh fish, seafood and prime rib. $$$$  D Nightly CHECKER BBQ & SEAFOOD 3566 St. Augustine Rd., 398-9206. F Chef Art Jennette serves barbecue, seafood, comfort food: Trailer Trash Special is a pulled-pork sandwich, 15 fried shrimp, fries and fried green tomatoes. $  � L D Mon.-Sat. CURRENTS RIVERVIEW BISTRO 841 Prudential Dr., 306-9512. Breakfast, sandwiches, pizza, soups, quesadillas, burgers, cheesesteaks, daily hot entrÊe specials. $  B L Mon.-Fri. EUROPEAN STREET CAFÉ 1704 San Marco Blvd., 398-9500. F See Beaches. $  � L D Daily FIRST COAST DELI & GRILL 6082 St. Augustine Rd., 737-7477. Diner fare: pancakes, sandwiches, burgers. $  � B L Daily THE GROTTO WINE & TAPAS BAR 2012 San Marco Blvd., 398-0726. 2012 BOJ winner. Tapas, cheese plates, empanadas, bruschettas, cheesecake. 60+ wines by the glass. $$$  Tue.-Sun. HAVANA-JAX CAFE/CUBA LIBRE BAR 2578 Atlantic Blvd., St. Nicholas, 399-0609. F Bite Club certified. Cuban sandwiches in a clean, bright cafÊ. Black beans & rice, plantains, steaks, seafood, roast pork. $  � L D Daily HIGHTIDE BURRITO COMPANY 1538 Hendricks Ave., 683-7396. F Locally-owned-and-operated. Salsas, marinades, tortillas, beef, pork, fish, burritos, tacos, tortas. $   � L D Daily LA NOPALERA 1631 Hendricks Ave., 399-1768. F 2012 BOJ winner. Tamales, fajitas, pork tacos. $$  �  L D Daily MAPLE STREET BISCUIT COMPANY 2004 San Marco Blvd., 398-1004. Pulled pork, fried chicken, bacon; goat cheese, dill pickles, pepper jelly, collards, fried eggs, on a fresh biscuit, sauces, gravies, dressings. $  B L Mon.-Sat.; D Fri. & Sat. MATTHEW’S 2107 Hendricks Ave., 396-9922. Chef Matthew Medure’s flagship restaurant offers fine dining in a refined, European-style atmosphere. Artfully presented cuisine, small plates. Reservations recommended. $$$$  D Mon.-Sat. METRO DINER 3302 Hendricks Ave., 398-3701. F 2012 BOJ winner. Upscale diner serves meatloaf, chicken pot pie and homemade soups. $$ B R L Daily THE MUDVILLE GRILLE 3105 Beach Blvd., St. Nicholas Plaza, 398-4326. Family sports place; steaks, wings. $  L D Daily THE OLIVE TREE MEDITERRANEAN GRILL 1705 Hendricks Ave., 396-2250. F Homestyle plates, hummus, tabouleh, grape leaves, gyros, Greek salad. $$  L D Mon.-Fri. PIZZA PALACE GM Hala Demetree 1959 San Marco Blvd., 399-8815. F The family-owned restaurant serves homestyle cuisine: spinach pizza, chicken spinach calzones, ravioli, lasagna, parmigiana. Outside dining. $$   L D Daily PULP 1962 San Marco Blvd., 396-9222. The juice bar offers fresh juices, frozen yogurt, teas, coffees, smoothies with flavored soy milks, organic frozen yogurts, granola. $  B L D Daily RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE 1201 Riverplace Blvd., Crowne Plaza, Southbank, 396-6200. 2012 BOJ winner. Midwestern custom-aged U.S. prime beef, fresh seafood and live Maine lobster. Reservations suggested. $$$$  D Nightly SAKE HOUSE #2 JAPANESE GRILL SUSHI BAR 1478 Riverplace Blvd., Ste. 101, 306-2188. F See Riverside. $$  L D Daily SAN MARCO DELI 1965 San Marco Blvd., 399-1306. F 2012 BOJ winner. Independently owned and operated. Grilled fish, turkey burgers, vegetarian options. $  B L Mon.-Sat. THE SOUTHERN GRILL 800 Flagler Ave., Southbank, 858-9800. Veggie platters, sandwiches, melts, wraps, omelets, egg combos and pancakes. $$$ B L Mon.-Sat. TAVERNA 1986 San Marco Blvd., 398-3005. European cuisine influenced by the flavors of Italy and Spain. Tapas, small-plate items, Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizzas, home-style pastas, entrÊes. $$$   D Sat. & Sun.; L D Tue.-Sun. VINO’S PIZZA & GRILL 1430 San Marco Blvd., 683-2444. F See Julington. $  � Daily


360 GRILLE 10570 Philips Hwy., 365-5555. Inside Latitude 30, the Grille serves familiar favorites, including seafood, steaks, sandwiches, burgers, chicken, pasta, soups and pizza. Dine inside or on the patio.  L D Daily. $$ BAYARD CAFE 12525 Philips Hwy., Ste. 201, 551-3026. Casual, family-owned spot has breakfast all day, soups, daily specials, desserts, lattes, espressos. $ �  B L Daily BISTRO 41° 3563 Philips Hwy., Ste. 104, 446-9738. F Breakfast and lunch, daily specials, burgers, salads, paninis, gyros, fresh homemade soups, served in a relaxing spot. $  B L Mon.-Fri.

BLUE BAMBOO RESTAURANT & WINE BAR 3820 Southside Blvd., 646-1478. Southern specialties, Asian comfort food by owner/chef Dennis Chan. Red curry shrimp & grits, Singapore street noodles. Saketinis. $$  L Mon.-Fri.; D Mon.-Sat. BONO’S PIT BAR-B-Q 10065 Skinner Lake Dr., 998-1997; 10645 Philips Hwy., 886-2801; 5711 Bowden Rd., 448-5395. F See San Marco. $  �  L D Daily BUCA DI BEPPO 10334 Southside Blvd., 363-9090. Fresh Italian fare in three generous sizes served family-style in an old-Italy setting. $$$  �  L D Daily EUROPEAN STREET CAFÉ 5500 Beach Blvd., 398-1717. F See Beaches. $  � L D Daily FARAH’S PITA STOP CAFE 3980 Southside Blvd., Ste. 201, 928-4322. Middle Eastern cuisine: sandwiches, soups, entrÊes, desserts, pastries and mazas (appetizers). $  � B L D Mon.-Sat. THE FLAME BROILER 9822 Tapestry Park Circle, Ste. 103, 619-2786; 7159 Philips Hwy., 337-0007. F Healthy, inexpensive fast food with no transfats, MSG, frying, or skin on meat. Fresh veggies, beef, chicken, short ribs. $ �  L D Mon.-Sat. GREEK ISLES CAFE 7860 Gate Pkwy., Ste. 116, 564-2290. Authentic cuisine, breads, desserts, Italian dishes, seafood. $  �  B L D Mon.-Sat. III FORKS PRIME STEAKHOUSE 9822 Tapestry Park Circle, Ste. 111, 928-9277. Classic steakhouse, with a savvy menu of USDA prime beef, seafood, local favorites. $$$$  � D Mon.-Sat. JOEY BROOKLYN FAMOUS PIZZERIA 7860 Gate Pkwy., Ste. 107, 683-8737. Fresh dough , cheeses, meatsc toppings. Wings, Italian dishes. $$   B L D Daily JOHNNY ANGEL’S 3546 St. Johns Bluff Rd. S., Ste. 120, 997-9850. F ’50s-style dÊcor. Blueberry Hill pancakes, Fats Domino omelet, Elvis special combo platter, burgers and hand-dipped shakes. $  �  B L D Daily LIME LEAF 9822 Tapestry Park Cir., Stes. 108 & 109, 645-8568. F Thai cuisine: fresh papaya salad, pad Thai, seared ahi tuna, crispy duck, mango sweet rice. $$  L Mon.-Sat.; D Nightly MANGIA ITALIAN BISTRO & BAR 3210 St. Johns Bluff Rd. S., 551-3061. F Chef/owner Tonino DiBella offers authentic fine Italian dining: seafood, chicken, veal, steaks, pasta, New York-style pizza, desserts. $$$  �  L D Mon.-Sat. MELLOW MUSHROOM PIZZA BAKERS 9734 Deer Lake Court, Ste. 1, 997-1955. F See Beaches. Bite Club certified. 2012 BOJ winner. $  �  L D Daily MILLER’S ALE HOUSE & RAW BAR 9711 Deer Lake Court, 565-2882. Generous portions, friendly service in a nautical atmosphere. Customer favorites: fresh fish, specialty pastas, oysters, clams. 32 draft beers. $$  � L D Daily MONROE’S SMOKEHOUSE BAR-B-Q 10771 Beach Blvd., 996-7900. F Smoked meats: wings, pulled pork, brisket, turkey and ribs. Homestyle sides: green beans, baked beans, mac-n-cheese, collards. $$  �  L D Daily NEWK’S EXPRESS CAFE 9047 Southside Blvd., Ste. 1, 527-2402. F Sandwiches, salads, homemade dressings, California-style pizzas, desserts. $  �  L D Daily OISHII 4375 Southside Blvd., Ste. 4, 928-3223. Manhattanstyle Japanese fusion cuisine is served at this new place, featuring fresh, high-grade sushi, a variety of lunch specials and hibachi items. $$  �  L D Daily OTAKI JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE 7860 Gate Pkwy., Stes. 119-122, 854-0485. F Sushi bar, hibachi grill tables and an open kitchen. $$$  �  L D Daily SAKE SUSHI 8206 Philips Hwy., 647-6000. F Sushi, hibachi, teriyaki, tempura, katsu, donburi, noodle soups. Popular rolls: Fuji Yama, Ocean Blue and Fat Boy. $$  � L D Mon.-Sat. SEVEN BRIDGES GRILLE & BREWERY 9735 Gate Pkwy. N., 997-1999. F Local seafood, steaks, pizzas and awardwinning ales and lagers. $$  L D Daily TASTE FOOD STUDIO 9726 Touchton Rd., 415-2992. High-end, high quality, scratch-made upscale dishes with a new twist on

global cuisine, American favorites. $$$  �  L D Daily TAVERNA YAMAS 9753 Deer Lake Ct., 854-0426. Bite Club certified. 2012 BOJ winner. Char-broiled meats, seafood and traditional Greek specialties, desserts. $$  � L D Daily TILTED KILT PUB EATERY 9720 Deer Lake Court, 379-8612. Pub fare, wings, salmon and shepherd’s pie. $$  L D Daily TOMBO’S BACKPORCH BARBECUE 8929 Philips Hwy., 363-0990. F Southern comfort items, barbecue salad, full breakfast menu. $ B L Mon.-Sat. TOMMY’S BRICK OVEN PIZZA 4160 Southside Blvd., Ste. 2, 565-1999. F New York-style, brick-oven-cooked gluten-free pizzas, calzones, sandwiches made to order, with Thumanns no-MSG meats, Grande cheeses. $   L D Mon.-Sat. TOSSGREEN 4375 Southside Blvd., Ste. 12, 619-4356. F Custom salads, burritos, burrito bowls of fresh fruits, vegetables, 100% natural chicken breast, sirloin, shrimp, tofu, nuts, cheeses, dressings, sauces, salsas. Frozen yogurt. $$  � L D Daily WATAMI ASIAN FUSION 9041 Southside Blvd., Ste. 138C, 363-9888. F Buffet: all-you can-eat sushi, 2 teppanyaki items. Jaguar, dynamite, lobster and soft-shell crab rolls. $  � L D Daily WHICH WICH? 4352 Southside Blvd., Ste. 4, 527-1999. 51 sandwiches, vegetarian, Weight-Watchers, buffalo chicken, grinder, gyro and black bean patty. $ �  B R L Daily WILD WING CAFÉ 4555 Southside Blvd., 998-9464. F 33 wings, sandwiches, wraps, ribs, burgers. $$   L D Daily YUMMY SUSHI 4372 Southside Blvd., 998-8806. F Teriyaki, tempura, hibachi-style dinners, sushi, sashimi, 30+ specialty rolls. Lunch roll specials Mon.-Fri. Sake. $  L D Daily


BOSTON’S RESTAURANT & SPORTSBAR 13070 City Station Dr., River City Marketplace, 751-7499. F Bite Club certified. Pizzas, pasta, wings, burgers and steak. $$  �  L D Daily CASA MARIA 12961 N. Main St., Ste. 104, 757-6411. F 2012 BOJ winner. Family-owned-and-operated. Authentic Mexican fare: fajitas, seafood dishes, hot sauces. $  � L D Daily JENKINS QUALITY BARBECUE 5945 New Kings Rd., 765-8515. For 56+ years, family-owned Jenkins has served barbecue. Drive-thru. $  L D Daily JOSEPH’S PIZZA & ITALIAN RESTAURANT 7316 N. Main St., 765-0335. F Family-owned-and-operated for 57 years. Pasta, gourmet pizzas and veal entrÊes. $$   L D Tue.-Sun. LARRY’S GIANT SUBS 12001 Lem Turner Rd., 764-9999. F See Baymeadows. BOJ winner. $ �  B L D Daily MILLHOUSE STEAKHOUSE 1341 Airport Rd., 741-8722. F Locally-owned-and-operated. Choice steaks from the signature broiler, seafood, pasta dishes and Millhouse gorgonzola, homemade desserts. $$  � D Nightly RENNA’S PIZZA 840 Nautica Dr., Ste. 117, 714-9210. F See Beaches. $$  �  L D Daily SALSARITA’S FRESH CANTINA 840 Nautica Dr., Ste. 131, River City Marketplace, 696-4001. F Southwest fare made from scratch daily. $  � L D Daily SAVANNAH BISTRO 14670 Duval Rd., 741-4404. F Low Country Southern fare, with a twist of Mediterranean and French inspiration, crab cakes, New York strip, she crab soup and mahi mahi. At Crowne Plaza Airport. $$$  � B L D Daily STICKY FINGERS 13150 City Station Dr., River City Marketplace, 309-7427. F Memphis-style rib house, ribs, barbecue and rotisserie-smoked chicken. $$  L D Daily UPTOWN MARKET 1303 Main St. N., 355-0734. F Bite Club certified. Innovative farm-to-fork breakfast and lunch dishes, fresh specials. Mimosa brunch Sat. & Sun. $$   B L Daily, D Thur.-Sat. 

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): 19th-century Italian composer Gioachino Rossini was a prolific creator of 39 operas. Renowned for lyrical melodies, he was sometimes referred to as the “Italian Mozart.” So confident was he in his abilities, he bragged he could set a laundry list to music. You have comparable aplomb in the weeks ahead – you’ll be asked to do the equivalent of composing an opera inspired by a laundry list. It’s different from making lemonade out of lemons, but it could be even more fun and interesting. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Is the grass really greener on the other side of the fence? Or is its more vivid hue an optical illusion caused by your inability to see the situation objectively? My analysis of your current astrological omens shows me you’re not fooled. The grass really is greener. It’s important to know why this is true: There’s more manure on the other side of that fence. Next question: Are you willing to put up with more crap to get greener grass benefits? GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You know the voice in your head that’s kind of a sneaky bastard? The voice that sometimes feeds you questionable advice and unreliable theories? This voice might be extra active next week. Here’s the weird thing: It may actually have a sound idea or two to consider. For once, its counsel may be based on accurate intuition. Don’t totally lower your guard. Maintain a high degree of discernment toward the sneaky bastard’s words, but be willing to consider this mischief-maker could be a wisdom source. CANCER (June 21-July 22): We keep milliondollar works of art in well-guarded museums. Paintings created hundreds of years ago are treated with reverence and protected as if they were magical treasures. Meanwhile, beautiful creatures that took nature eons to produce don’t get the same care. At least 5,000 animal and plant species go extinct each year, in large part due to human activities. Among recent lost works of natural art are the Madeiran large white butterfly, West African black rhinoceros, Formosan clouded leopard, golden toad and Tecopa pupfish. Don’t to allow a similar event in your life. Astrological omens say now’s a perfect time to intensify your love for the natural world. Think how crucial it is to nurture your interconnectedness with all life, not just the civilized part.

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more waffling or procrastinating. You really need to finish old business that’s dragged on too long. Come to definitive decisions about ambiguous situations, even if they show no sign of resolution. As for those nagging questions yielding no useful answers: Replace them with different ones. How about the connections draining your energy? Re-evaluate if they’re worth fixing. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “This morning I walked to the place where the street-cleaners dump the rubbish,” wrote painter Vincent van Gogh a letter. “My God, it was beautiful.” Was he being ironic or sarcastic? Not at all. He was sincere. As an artist, he’d trained himself to be intrigued by scenes others dismissed as ugly or irrelevant. His sense of wonder was fully awake. He could find meaning and enchantment anywhere. Your next assignment? Try seeing the world as van Gogh did. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You undergo a kind of graduation in the next four weeks. From what? Maybe a life lesson you’ve been 44 | | JULY 17-23, 2013

studying for a while or an institution that’s given you all it can. Perhaps you’ll end your involvement with a situation that’s made big demands on you. During this completion, you’ll have major mixed feelings, ranging from sadness that a chapter of your story is ending to profound joy at how much you’ve grown. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): What’s your favorite sin? I’m talking mischievous vice, rebel tendency or excessive behavior that’s taught you a lot. It may be that, now and then, this transgressive departure from normalcy has had redeeming value, even generating interesting fun. It may put you in touch with a magic that generates important changes, even as it exacts a toll. Whatever your “favorite sin” is, develop a more conscious and mature relationship with it. It’s time to evolve. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Sagittarian writer and artist William Blake (1757-1827) drew many eminent people who died before he was born. Julius Caesar was one portrait subject; others were Dante, Shakespeare and Moses. How did Blake capture their likenesses in such great detail? He said their spirits visited him as apparitions. Really? Could be possible, but it’s important to note he had a robust, exquisite imagination. In the weeks ahead, you, too, will have an exceptional ability to visualize things in your mind’s eye. Maybe not with Blake’s gaudy skill, but still potent. What’s the best use of this magic power? CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): How close do you really want to be to those you care about? Think about this with unsentimental candor. Do you prefer some distance? Are you secretly glad there’s a buffer zone preventing you from being too profoundly engaged? I’m not saying it’s a bad thing. It may be right for who you are now. It’s important to know the exact nature of your need for intimacy. If you find you do want to be closer, spend the next four weeks making it so. Ask precious allies to collaborate to go deeper. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): I love your big, energetic thoughts. I enjoy watching as your wild leaps lead to understandings that mere logic could never produce. I’ve benefited often from the Aquarian tribe’s ability to see angles no one else can. In the immediate future, though, be a specialist in analyzing details and mastering mundane mysteries. Think small, be precise. Can you manage that? There’s a sweet reward. You generate good fortune by being practical, sensible and earthy. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Is it a river or a creek? Mountain or hill? It’s important to decide – preferably on the basis of actual evidence rather than wishful thinking. I’m not saying the river is better than the creek or the mountain’s better than the hill. You should know it’s important to be clear about it. The same principle applies to other experiences you soon have. Is the catalytic person you’re dealing with a temporary friend or loyal ally? Is the creation you’re nurturing just a healthy diversion or a potentially pivotal element in transforming your relationship with you? Is the love that’s blooming a transient pleasure or a powerful upgrade worth working on with all your ingenuity?  Rob Brezsny

UR THE BEAUTIFUL BLONDE @ COFFEE You: Beautiful blond at Starbucks. You were so mesmerizing, I couldn’t keep my eyes off you. I’ve never seen such a striking middle-aged woman before. I was afraid it would creep you out, but you turned and smiled. Was that a connection? When: July 12. Where: Starbucks. #1265-0717 LOOKING LOVELY AT LOLA’S Lola’s after work happy hour. You: Posing for photos with your drink. Me: Across the ailse, only got to say ‘goodbye.’ See you next Friday? I’ll say ‘Hi!’ this time. When: July 12. Where: Lola’s Burrito Joint. #1264-0717 SAW YOU AT STOP LIGHT You in a dark Lexus or Acura, me in dark blue Camaro SS. The brief eye contact was amazing. Would love to give you a ride and grab a drink sometime. When: July 7. Where: Racetrack Road. #1263-0717 TALL, BLONDE, LONG-HAIRED AW MAN You said hi to brown-skin, shorter, me on Laura as I passed, but fear kept me from coming closer and keeping it going. Love the longer hair than mine. Just a woman who thinks you look interesting and handsome. When: July 3. Where: Downtown Artwalk. #1262-0717 PARKING YOUR UHAUL AT MELLOW You: Parking your UHaul at Mellow’s Bar. Me: Interested in your ability to prepare. Sat next to you at Mellow. Even if you live on a cot in your UHaul, we can still talk. You live here, so see you again? When: July 5. Where: Mellow @ Jax Beach. #1261-0710 I SAW U

Connection Made! JAMMIN GIRL IN A WHEELCHAIR You: Tan, black curly hair. Me: Tall, tan, black hair, navigator glasses, eagle shirt. We danced toward night’s end at Wet Hot American Summer Party. I feel I was way too drunk to communicate with you. Mostly want to say: you freaking rule. I’d like to see you again, over coffee. =] When: June 29. Where: TSI-Discotheque. #1260-0710

I THOUGHT THE OCEAN WAS A VIEW You: Black shirt, blue pants floating around the office. I can’t move when you look at me; can’t breathe when you’re not there. I hate when you go on vacation. Can’t wait till you get back from your cruise. Back at the office Saturday; I’ll be there waiting. When: Every day. Where: Cruise the Atlantic. #1259-0703 HARLEY MAN I stopped at Baymeadows exit. You made eye contact riding by on white Harley. Rolled down my window, said, “Nice bike.” You said, “It needs a passenger.” Kicking myself for not asking your number. You: Handsome brotha, blue T-shirt. Me: Bald #it’ll grow back!# lady, silver Integra. Take me for a ride! When: June 26. Where: Baymeadows @ 295. #1258-0703 HIGH AND DRY @ GINNIE SPRINGS ISU in line and couldn’t resist talking to you. So happy seeing you later, floating down the river with us. Had to help my friend look for her daughter afterward; hoped you’d be there when we got back. Regretting I let you run off before getting my number. You Tarzan, me Jane. When: June 15. Where: Ginnie Springs. #1257-0626

JACKSONVILLE TOUR GUIDE You: My temporary Jacksonville tour guide a few days. You made me feel at home. Sometimes I was nervous, and talked too much or not enough. You’re special. I want to meet again, from the top. We can shake hands, exchange names. I promise to be more patient. I want to know you; I want you to know me. When: June 12. Where: Jacksonville. #1256-0626

YOU REVVED MY ENGINE You: Cute petite blonde, black 2013/’14 Mustang GT. Me: Tall, blue T-shirt, khakis, red ’12 Mustang Boss 302. I noticed your car first; when ISU next to it, my heart skipped a beat. We made eye contact; you got in yours before we could talk. Wanna race? When: May 28. Where: Gate Gas Station @ Belfort & Butler. #1246-0619

HULA-HOOPER You: Hula-hooping at Seawalk Music Festival; couldn’t take my eyes off you. I asked to buy you and your friend a drink, but they’d stopped selling beer. Went to bar for whisky ginger and whisky ginger sour for your friend; when I got back everyone was gone. Won’t forget your face! Maybe I’ll get your real name next time! When: June 15. Where: Seawalk Music Festival. #1255-0626

HOTTIE ON A MOTORCYCLE Me: Brunette w/ tattoo sleeve in red sportscar. You: Riding a motorcycle, white shirt, backwards cap, killer smile. We pulled into the gas station together, I went in for wine. We both drove away. You rode up, asked if I wanted to share wine. I said, “Maybe next time.” Let’s ride, share drinks. When: June 1. Where: Kangaroo @ Southside Blvd. #1245-0612

RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT You: Gray truck, white muscle shirt, cute smile. Me: Silver Hyundai, dark hair, figuring out phone. You smiled, waved; I smiled back, but was shy. Light turned green; as you pulled away, you stuck your tongue out at me. Want to put that to work? I’ll gladly help. When: June 13. Where: Philips Hwy. near Olive Garden. #1254-0626

LIGHT IN THE SKY There are two stars: one bright, the other not so bright, and it’s as if they watch each other. I watch you, I know you watch me. I love it almost as much as I love you. We will have our chance. You are my air even if you are older. When: Every day. Where: Willowbranch Park. #1244-0612

BEER SLINGING BABE You served me 4 different microbrews, I fell out of my chair. You called the cops... I love you. When: June 12. Where: Kickbacks. #1252-0619 I SAW U Connection Made!

IT WOULD BE YOU! I haven’t seen you anywhere. I was over it till I heard about your new/old news. Lol. Gary Alan sums it up with it would be you. I hope you are well and you find what you are looking for. When: N/A. Where: Everywhere. #1253-0619

HAIRY-CHESTED LOVER’S MAYPORT ABODE You: shirtless. Me: white top, black shorts; we went swimsuit shopping. Some tried to keep us apart, but I’d like to give it another try ’cause I really like you. If we give it a chance we’ll have fun. I don’t care what anyone thinks but you. What do you want to do? Let me know. When: June 10. Where: Mayport. #1251-0619

CHAMBLIN BEAUTY I see you with an armful of books. You: Black leggings, black shirt, looking beautiful and intelligent. We made eye contact as you passed by; you smiled. If you remember me then maybe it was real. What do you like to read? Maybe I’ll like it, too. When: May 29. Where: Chamblin Book Mine @ Roosevelt. #1243-0605 SUNDAY MORNING BRUNCH You: Dark-haired, blue-eyed & beautiful during brunch. Me: Balding & awkward, but absolutely in awe of you. Would love to see you there again & try to hit it off. When: May 5. Where: Corner Bistro. #1242-0529 I SAW U Connection Made!

HELPFUL RAM GIRL To the person in the knit dress – meet me where they were handing out flyers. I’d love to take a walk with you. You, me and my pup. When: March 7. Where: Riverside Arts Market. #1241-0529

SLEEVES ROLLED UP, TATS POKING OUT You: business pants/shirt, sleeves rolled, delicious tattoos poking out. You caught my eye, winked. Brown shaggy hair, piercing green eyes. You mouthed at me “beautiful” before exiting, leaving me stunned, hoping you’d come back and take me. You never did... Why? — Brunette whose heart you hold. When: June 9. Where: Starbucks @ 12th Avenue. #1250-0619

YOUR SMILE WITH A SPARK You: A beautiful smile, matched your eyes. You came into my work; I couldn’t stop smiling because of your smile. You: In flannel shirt; butterfly hair clip. I helped you out to your silver Nissan. Wish I’d gotten your name. You were good company in that short time. Hope to see you again. When: May 19. Where: Publix. #1240-0529

684TH FLOOR HOTTIE OK, title’s a little cliché & corny, but a stab in the dark is worth a try. ISU on elevator twice, first too many people to chat, second you asked what I did on fifth floor. Your floor came too quickly, would’ve liked to introduce myself formally; over drinks sounds better. Message me with your company name to let me know it’s you. When: May 2013. Where: Southpoint Parkway. #1248-0619

OMG… YOU KILLED IT ISU first in produce; you walked by, we exchanged glances. Your attire said you were just out of church. ISU again in parking lot; we headed in the same direction. Your ride, a gray Acura TL, said you’re a boss in your own right. I’m still lusting, wishing you’d turned into development off Pulaski. Praying I see you again. When: May 19. Where: Winn-Dixie @ Main & New Berlin. #1239-0529

DANCING MERMAID Saw you on the dance floor of The Pier. Long blonde hair and skin shimmering like a mermaid who jettisoned out of the water. You mentioned your birthday was on 7/11. Love to give you a special present. When: June 1. Where: The Pier. #1247-0619

FIREWORKS I saw you 18 years ago. Your smile and dimples curved my toes and captured my heart. Do you think we can go for another 18 years? Give me a call. I’ll be waiting. When: July 1994. Where: Famous Amos. #1235-0522

SHAPELY SHOPPER You: Beautiful brunette, amazing legs. Me: Black-bearded, enthralled. I said you looked familiar and asked how we knew each other. Instead of saying to get to know each other better, I tried to win you over with humor; but fell between Gallagher and Carrot Top, so exited the stage. L’esprit d’escalier. Maybe we could make fun of my clumsy attempt over dinner? When: May 6. Where: Homegoods. #1234-0515 JELLO SHOTS & CHEESCAKE Me: Purple shirt, black shorts, long brown hair. You: Dirty blonde, headphone, work uniform. My friend and I looking at jello, you turned around and started talking to us about jello shots ... ran into you again by paper towels. You work at Cheesecake Factory. Never got your name :) too scared to ask you to my party. Coffee sometime? When: May 8. Where: Publix Town Center. #1235-0515 TALL BLONDE PIXIE You: Tall, soprano, blonde pixie hair, turquoise dress, beautiful smile, sexy hazel eyes. Me: Hunky suit-wearing oboist looking for a duet partner & a prom date. We could make music all night ;) So how about it... will you be my prom date? When: May 18. Where: EverBank Field. #1236-0515 GORGEOUS BUSINESSMAN IN PINK You: Grey dress pants, pink/white buttondown shirt, not too tall, brown hair. Me: Blue work scrubs, glasses, wavy hair, brace on my left hand. You smiled at me. I couldn’t help stare as you talked on your phone. I joked with my friend about giving you my number, but didn’t have the guts. See you again soon? When: May 10. Where: Arby’s, Southside Blvd. #1237-0515 I WAVED, YOU WAVED You were driving a red car and smiled. I was driving a silver car and smiled back. We exchanged waves. You pulled in gas station, I followed, then you went inside, I had to park on side, then lost ya! I wanna meet the sexy lady who smiled! When: May 13. Where: Kangaroo @ Beach Blvd. #1238-0515 “GETTING IN THE WAY” OF MY DERBY DAY You: At Derby Park wearing turquoise, serving. Get in my way one more time and I’ll have to ask you your name. When: May 4. Where: Derby Park. #1233-0508 BEAUTIFUL BLOND ISU at the end of the bar reading Folio Weekly’s ISUs. I was with my daughter and son-in-law. When you got ready to leave, you stopped by and whispered to me “You’re hot!” I felt the same way toward you; would love to get together, have some fun. Look forward to hearing from you. I’m sure we could. When: March 16. Where: Landshark Cafe. #1232-0508 BACONALIA MAN You: Green T-shirt, ripped pants, excited to eat bacon, dropped it on your shirt which left a stain. Me: Watching you and smiling about your carefree style. I loved you from the minute I saw you. Can picture us growing old, enjoying our breakfasts for dinner while reading the newspaper together. When: April 24. Where: Denny’s @ Atlantic Blvd. #1231-0508

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NewsNews of theof the Weird Weird Street Gang Campaigns for Hospital Funding

Despite Chicago’s recent crisis of gang-related street murders, Roseland Community Hospital in a tough Southside neighborhood is on the verge of closing because of finances, and community groups have been energetically campaigning to keep it open. Joining civic leaders in the quest is the Black Disciples street gang, whose co-founder Don Acklin begged in June for the hospital to remain open, explaining, “It’s bad enough we’re out here harming each other.” Besides wounded gang members needing emergency care, said Acklin, closing would amount to “genocide” because of all the innocent people exposed to crossfire.

Parliament Parents for Scottish Babies

Scotland’s Parliament was revealed in May to be considering, as part of its Children & Young People Bill, guaranteeing that specific, named persons would be appointed for every Scottish child at birth, charged with overseeing that child’s welfare until adulthood. A Daily Telegraph story acknowledged the bill is “remarkably vague” about the duties and powers of the designated persons, and thus it’s unclear how the law might affect typical parent-child relationships.

Immigration Preference for Supermodels

“[Supermodels] is the one exception [to U.S. immigration policy] that we all scratch our heads about,” said a Brookings Institution policy analyst, speaking to Bloomberg Businessweek in May. Foreign-born sports stars and entertainers are fast-tracked with American work permits under one system, but supermodels were excluded from that and so must compete (successfully, it turns out) with physicists and nuclear engineers to earn visas among the 65,000 slots available only to “skilled workers with college degrees.” As such, around 250 beauties are admitted every year. The most recent attempt to get supermodels their own visa category was championed in 2005 and 2007 by, appropriately, then-U.S.-Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York.

Voter Turnout Trickle in Texas

In Lytle, Texas, in May, just 33 people voted for candidates for three openings on the School Board, including the only voter who cast a ballot in District 1. Christina Mercado was the 1-0 winner, but someone else voted for her. Mercado cannot vote for District 1 candidates because she doesn’t live there, nor does the one candidate who opposed her. However, according to Texas law, Mercado can legally represent District 1 on the School Board.

Did Her Cleavage Cause the Car Accident?

An April crime report in San Francisco, noting that a female driver had rammed another car in a parking-space dispute, noted that the victim gave officers little help. The man couldn’t tell officers the model car that hit him, and certainly not a license plate number, but he “was able to give a detailed description of the suspect’s cleavage.” No arrest was reported.

Not the Breast Disguise

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Colombian prisoner Giovanni Rebolledo was serving a 60-year sentence (as a member of the “Los Topos” gang charged with extortion, kidnapping and torture) when he escaped and decided on an extreme identity change in order to move about the country. He became “Rosalinda,” complete with, according to


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Colombia Reports news service, “impressive” breast implants, but nonetheless was identified in May in a routine traffic stop and arrested.

Committed Crime for Culinary Compensation

In Kobe, Japan, in May, an unemployed, 32-year-old man carried out a minor theft (stealing a wallet from a parked scooter) apparently just to be locked up in the worldfamous city. Besides being the home of Kobe beef, it’s known for its French, Chinese and octopus cuisines, and in fact, Kobe’s Nagata Ward Precinct is renowned for special gourmet boxed meals prepared by local bento shops, delivered daily to prisoners, which the thief said was foremost on his mind.

Police Overkills

In May, an Orlando Sentinel columnist demanded a federal investigation into the 2010 police killing of Torey Breedlove in Orlando’s Pine Hills neighborhood, noting that killing the unarmed Breedlove somehow required 137 shots, with cops missing on at least 115. The columnist added that the Justice Department is currently investigating a Cleveland, Ohio, case in which local police killed two unarmed men but coincidentally also required 137 shots. (In both cases, the officers were exonerated after local investigators determined the officers believed the suspects were armed.)

Councilman’s Affair Produces Alien Child

Whitby, U.K., Town Councilman Simon Parkes, 58, confessed to a reporter in June that he had had an extramarital affair — in fact, an extraterrestrial extramarital affair — with the 9-foot-tall Cat Queen, and that she had borne him a child. Parkes said the Cat Queen is biding her time until technology is available to bring her and the child to Earth. “There are plenty of people in my position who don’t choose to come out and say it because they are terrified it will destroy their careers,” Parkes said. His wife knows about his periodic meetings with the Cat Queen, and is “very unhappy, clearly,” he said.

Ill-advised Alias

Shaun Paneral was questioned by police in Carlsbad, N.M., in May, on a loud-music complaint and, concerned that he already had an outstanding arrest warrant, gave his name as “Shaun Paul.” Paneral thus became the most recent perp to choose his alias badly. “Shaun Paul,” whoever he is, is also wanted by police in New Mexico, and Paneral was arrested for the false ID.

Doggone Indulgence

The British company Paw Seasons has created a holiday for dogs (surely to appeal to guilt-ridden owners who leave them behind on their own holidays) priced at about $73,000, consisting of a private suite for two weeks, with dog-friendly Hollywood movies, trips to the beach, surfing “lessons,” spa and grooming treatment (including pedicure) by Harrod’s, outfits from Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta and Mulberry, and the pièce de résistance — a personal dog house created in the image of the owner’s own house.  Chuck Shepherd

Backpage Editorial

Democracy in Dredging

Public participation in the harbor deepening decision should not be perfunctory DREDGING THE ST. JOHNS: BUT AT WHAT COST? A forum about the potential impacts from dredging the river is held 6 p.m. July 23 at Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk, 1515 Prudential Drive, Southbank, The Army Corps of Engineers’ official public comment period on the draft Environmental Impact Study closes July 31.


here is increasing controversy in Northeast Florida regarding the Army Corps of Engineers’ harbor-deepening plans for the St. Johns River. This harbor-deepening would require dredging a 13-mile portion of the river to increase the depth from 40 feet to 47 feet. The rationale for this proposed dredging is that a deeper harbor will allow JaxPort to accommodate post-Panamax ships, increase trade and create local jobs. The proposed dredging of the river occurs at a time when the Jacksonville community actively debates what kind of city it wants to be in the future. This is most evident in the JAX2025 initiative, which has successfully pulled together various sectors of the community to consult, comment and plan for that future. To date, those who participated in the JAX2025 events identified and prioritized goals for the city, as well as the appropriate steps and benchmarks for attaining those long-term objectives. Notably, the objective listed as target No. 2 is to ensure that Jacksonville is “clean and green.” Additionally, a task force has already been established to make Jacksonville more pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly. These objectives, when combined with the ongoing public discussion about the health and welfare of the St. Johns River, suggest that there’s a large constituency within Jacksonville that aims to part ways from environmentally unsustainable habits and, instead, craft a more climate-friendly future. There is nothing new about the Corps’ and JaxPort’s desire to dredge the St. Johns River. In fact, the river has been dredged, rerouted and rechanneled for the past 130 years. From Downtown Jacksonville to the point where it spills into the Atlantic Ocean, there is little that is natural about this beloved waterway. The Corps’ proposal is symptomatic of a way of thinking that’s becoming increasingly outmoded; namely, that nature and the environment exist solely to be harnessed to human economic productivity. Indeed,

these goals seem oddly out of step with environmental and climate change sensibilities that are sweeping the rest of the country, not to mention the world. In 1987, the United Nations issued a clarion call for “sustainable development” with the publication of its Brundtland Commission report, “Our Common Future.” The report indicated that economic development practices up until then had been unsustainable because they were based on the misconception that natural resources were infinite. Moreover, the report famously declared that resources for future generations should no longer be sacrificed for the needs of the present. More than two-and-a-half decades after that declaration, and with mounting evidence of climate change, risks and threats, it appears that the moment has arrived for human populations to take the mandate of sustainability more seriously. Less well-known is the fact that the Brundtland Commission also identified local community participation as essential to sustainable development and democracy. From the early 1990s onward, development projects in the so-called Third World have been required to both encourage and demonstrate community participation. In the years since, these “participatory requirements” have migrated from the developing to the developed world. The Corps’ attempts to encourage public comment, consultation and discussion of the Harbor Deepening Project are an instantiation of this global trend. Since May 2012, the Corps has engaged in a series of practices meant to inform the public about the harbor-deepening proposal and, ostensibly, respond to community questions and concerns. This has included at least four inperson public meetings and a series of conference calls that, theoretically, are open to the public. The problem with the Corps’ public consultation process has not been one of disclosure; indeed, as they themselves repeatedly attest, all of the information about the dredging project is transparently available on the website ( The problem has been one of outreach. The sincerity of a desire to involve community participation can be discerned in the amount of public outreach in a particular campaign,

project or institution. JAX2025’s successful public outreach and community building, for example, stands in stark contrast to the Corps’ efforts. Unfortunately, the Corps’ community participation efforts mirror practices that have a negative reputation in the developing world, because they’re often disingenuous and obfuscatory. When a particular institution or project is required to solicit “public comment” and “participation,” it’s often done in a perfunctory manner, just to check off a technocratic box. The Corps, for example, invites the public to participate in monthly conference calls, but how is a Jacksonville citizen to know about the conference calls unless they’re already on the Corps’ invitation list? Does the random person who might have a concern about the fate of the St. Johns River know that they should visit the Corps’ website and navigate through several links before finding the harbor-deepening documents buried deep in a digital labyrinth? During the April meeting at the Main Public Library, a woman asked why it was that she, as a property owner already impacted by past dredging, had only found out about that meeting from a neighbor, and why conference calls were held at 10 a.m. Mondays (when most people were at work). Another person criticized the Corps’ over-reliance on email invitations, wondering about folks not digitally connected. Much to its credit, the Corps increased its outreach, started scheduling conference calls after regular working hours, and began its most recent June 27 public comment session with the announcement that they’d heeded the critique about being unresponsive to community concerns. As evidence, a poster session was presented to offer technical information about the project prior to the meeting. When the session opened, only a few brief comments were made by Corps and JaxPort personnel — then the microphone was turned over to the public. As in past sessions, community members of various stripes voiced reservations about the project and the ambiguity in which the risks and benefits seemed shrouded. Property owners along the St. Johns River bank who allege to have lost property to past dredging projects frequently speak out. The Corps’ draft Environmental Impact Study came

under targeted scrutiny from a smaller group. Kevin Bodge, a coastal and port engineer, found the report “extremely deficient in detail and scope.” Quinton White, a biologist who’s studied the St. Johns for decades, echoed these concerns, noting the report did little to produce a meaningful public dialogue to weigh alleged economic benefits against the projected environmental risks. David Jaffee, who’s produced a critical economic assessment of JaxPort expansion (, pointed out that the projected benefits of harbor-deepening would “accrue primarily to shippers and carriers. There is no necessary or automatic relationship between these kinds of cost reductions and the expansion of the local economy or an improvement in the economic quality of life.” Finally, St. Johns Riverkeeper Lisa Rinaman said that the “Riverkeeper has serious concern that ACOE is stripping us of the opportunity to engage in meaningful public participation due to the amount of critical information missing” from the report, and that there was too much at risk to allow the fate of the St. Johns River to be fasttracked through President Barack Obama’s “We Can’t Wait” initiative. A representative of the local recreational community suggested the city might take advantage of the river in a different way; namely, promote Jacksonville as an ecotourist and recreational destination. Democracy requires participation, and legitimately democratic processes are fully participatory in scope. Participation may include critical commentary unsolicited by those in charge of the “public comment” process. The number of community members showing up for the Corps’ public comment sessions, and the concerns they raise, have increased in quantity and scope since the Corps began this process more than a year ago. While the mandate of participation as the bedrock of sustainable development has a dismal reputation in the development world, one hopes the Corps can do better.  Suzanne Simon Simon is a UNF anthropology professor.


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