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Inside / Volume 27 • Number 20


Black Kids – Owen Holmes (from left), Dawn Watley, Reggie Youngblood, Ali Youngblood and Kevin Snow – return to the road for eight shows in eight days, beginning Aug. 17 at Underbelly in Downtown Jacksonville. Photo: Chico Morais




































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Editor’s Note

Drink Locally

With so many good local breweries around, there’s no excuse for drinking boring beer


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love beer. It is one of two beverages I drink regularly, the other being water. And really, you needn’t waste your time with much else. Yes, wine is fine to take to a dinner party, and an occasional margarita can be fun, but nothing beats a beer. (I bet the guests at that dinner party would appreciate a six-pack.) And in the beer world, nothing beats a locally crafted brew. Craft brewers are small, innovative businesses that interpret historic beer styles with new twists or develop new styles using both traditional and nontraditional ingredients. Whenever I travel, I always seek out a local microbrewery or brewpub. When I’m home, I thirst for beer from one of 12 craft breweries in Northeast Florida. I’m not alone. In the first six months of 2013, craft beer sales increased 15 percent in dollars and 13 percent by volume, according to the Brewers Association. During that same period last year, dollar sales rose 14 percent and volume increased 12 percent. Meanwhile, overall beer sales in the U.S. slumped 2 percent in the first half of 2013. Craft brewers sold 7.3 million barrels of beer from January through June, up from 6.4 million barrels over the first half of 2012, the Boulder, Colo.-based trade group reported. As of June 30, 2,538 breweries are open for business, an increase of 446 from a year ago. More than 1,600 breweries are in the planning stages. The majority of Americans live within 10 miles of a craft brewer. “More breweries are currently operating in the U.S. than at any time since the 1870s,” Paul Gatza, director of the Brewers Association, said in a statement. “Beer-drinkers nationwide are responding positively to high-quality, fullflavored, diverse offerings from American craft brewing companies that continue to innovate and push the envelope.” Full-flavored is right. We’re not talking about nondescript, pale yellow liquid. These are beers that come in every shade of the brewers’ rainbow and have tastes from all around the flavor wheel — sweet, bitter, sour, fruity, floral, nutty, hoppy and more. Bold City Brewery’s signature Duke’s Cold Nose Brown Ale, named after the owner’s late, beloved boxer, has hints of chocolate and caramel with a smooth nutty finish — the epitome of a comfort beer. Intuition Ale Works’ Shotgun Shack Black Rye Ale combines roasty malt, spicy green peppercorns, malted German rye, Magnum hops and American hops for flavor and aroma in a full-bodied brew. With Green Room Brewing’s Shaka Oatmeal Stout, who needs a Guinness? Or try Count Shakula with a hint of chocolate, or Thin


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Mint Shakula. Pinglehead Brewing’s Black hOPs is a hoppy chocolate hybrid that’s as fun to say as it is to drink. The Rye of the Tiger at Engine 15 Brewing Co. is an amber-colored rye beer with citrus and spice and everything nice. Aardwolf Brewery is still ramping up beer production, but its pilot batch of Hungry Bean Brown will satisfy beer drinkers and coffee klatchers alike. If darker beers scare you — and they shouldn’t — local craft breweries offer lighter colored brews that still pack in flavor. Bold City’s Killer Whale Cream Ale is a favorite. Give Intuition’s People’s Pale Ale or Jon Boat a try. Engine 15’s (904) Weissguy is a traditional Bavarian-style Hefeweizen with notes of clove, orange and coriander. Mile Marker Brewing’s Islamorada IPA has all the hop flavor and aroma with less bitterness. Green Room’s Diamond is a Belgian-style wit, or wheat, beer. Many of these breweries carry a few beers from their fellow brewers, so you can often try more than one brand of beer. And several of them are bottling and canning their quaffs, so you can find them on the shelves at grocery and liquor stores. “Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy,” Benjamin Franklin is often misquoted as saying. He was actually talking about the rain and its nourishment of grape vines for the production of wine, but it’s easy to imagine Ben tossing back a few brews with fellow patriots on the Continental Congress. And just so you know, wine drinkers aren’t the only ones who can claim health benefits from their chosen libations. Sipping about a pint of beer was found to improve blood flow and heart function in a group of healthy men, according to a recent study by Harokopio University in Athens. That’s on top of studies that show it can reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and kidney stones. Beer is also packed with nutrients such as fiber, B vitamins and silicon. Warning: The health benefits vanish if you drink too much. So the next time you’re up for a beer, try one of these craft breweries. You’ll taste the difference. And when you’re at your favorite bar or restaurant, ask what kind of local beers they carry. If the answer is “none,” ask why not.  Denise M. Reagan


‘The Greatest Danger’

Richard Danford and Erick Dittus wrote a thoughtful piece about the effect of racial stereotypes and outright prejudice on minorities [“After Sanford: Moving Forward,” Aug. 7]. This country’s history of such actions is difficult to accept and without doubt such situations continue today, perhaps lessened but still disgraceful. What always strikes me about the comments of such leaders and so many others is ignoring the greatest danger to young blacks, especially young black males. The greatest danger to these young men is other young black men. The statistics of black-on-black crimes, especially murders of young black men, are more than staggering. We read about it every day, and the silence from influential leaders of the black community is deafening. We hear about the need for good jobs being created within the black community to address the economic disparity that holds back the black community in Jacksonville. Who is going to invest in an area where gunfire is an every day and night occurrence? Where are the voices of influence on this issue? Certainly keep working on the issue of blacks being considered “the other.” There is much that needs to be done to reduce racial prejudice and its terrible consequences, but the issue of young black men killing other young black men is something that can only be solved by looking inward. Dennis Egan Jacksonville

Misunderstanding: There Is No Stalking Precedent

Here we go again. The Backpage Editorial for July 24 was from a writer who, without doubt, wrote in prejudiced style. Why else would the writer say “George Zimmerman set up in his mind a template of what people who commit break-ins look like”? The writer, obviously, does not get it. Let me explain my opinion. When Zimmerman spoke to the dispatcher, he did not relay that “this” person he saw in the neighborhood was of any color. His comment referred to persons, in general, who happened to commit break-ins and had done so in the past. That was Zimmerman’s reference. That’s all. Unfortunately, there are some people out there who wish to continue to make this a black and white issue. It is this writer’s opinion that the previous writer’s opinion holds the value


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of protecting one’s right to a narrow-minded philosophy. But only by removing those blinders will you be able to be impartial. The previous writer did not sit on the jury panel that acquitted Zimmerman. And thankfully so, because a prejudiced belief would have been a conflict. A detrimental one. Until you completely understand the “stand your ground” law, you will not have the majority behind you. You come across as a very sour person. And I don’t mean just in regard to Zimmerman. You come across as a mean-spirited individual, beginning with your paragraph “aggressive drivers” through pretty much the end of your article. Put your anger into making this a better world, and you’ll come out on the other side as a caring and thoughtful person — one whom others will enjoy being around. I wish you all the best and do understand some of your frustration. I pray I never have to use this law. But I’m glad it exists, just in case. God bless you.  Petrina Jardine Jacksonville

Corrections • In the July 31 news story, “Homeless Veterans Center Needs Help” on page 6, Sulzbacher Center was identified as the sole recipient of a $1 million grant from the Emergency Services & Homeless Coalition of Northeast Florida. Marti Johnson, an official of ESHC, said the organization received a $1 million grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs and partners with eight organizations to provide case management and housing assistance to homeless veterans and veterans’ families. • In the July 17 issue on page 9, The Specktator should have said the National Weather Bureau did not officially start using women’s names to identify storms until 1953; however, military meteorologists did so during World War II. And while the movement to include men’s names started in the 1960s, the practice didn’t go into effect until 1979. If you would like to respond to something that appeared in Folio Weekly, please send a signed letter (no anonymous or pseudonymous mail will be printed) along with address and phone number (for verification purposes only) to or THE MAIL, Folio Weekly, 9456 Philips Highway, Ste. 11, Jacksonville FL 32256. Letters may be edited for space and clarity.

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Retired schoolteacher and author Mary F. Mungen Jameson displays her compelling book on Jacksonville’s black neighborhoods. She’s standing outside the Mungen family home, which now has a historical marker. Photo: Dennis Ho

Writing Unwritten History

Author details African-American communities during the 20th century


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t first glance, Mary F. Mungen Jameson’s book on the history of several historically black Jacksonville neighborhoods looks like a disjointed collection of stories but, viewed as a whole, it’s more like a patchwork quilt showing the vibrant history and culture of the city’s African-American community. Jameson, a retired Duval County elementary schoolteacher, has crammed more than 400 pages of history, photographs, cemetery layouts, maps and interesting stories into her book, “Remembering Neighborhoods of Jacksonville, Florida: Oakland, Campbell’s Addition, East Jacksonville and Fairfield. The African-American Influence.” “This project was not a weight on my shoulders, but an engine at my back,” Jameson said of her work that spanned 13 years. “I was not given this mission. I was inspired most by the people who came before me.” In the foreword of her book, she wrote how it came about: “This book could be called a book of conversations on porches, over fences, at storefronts, on curbs, at kitchen tables, on backyard and front steps, on sidewalks, streets and lanes.” Jameson’s work contains stories about the famous and the unknown. Zora Neale Hurston, Marian Anderson, Martin Luther King Jr., A. Phillip Randolph, Little Richardson, Robert “Bullet Bob” Hayes and shop owners, an ice delivery man, growers, lawyers, City Council members and teachers share space in the volume. “The lives of ‘ordinary’ people are seldom recorded in public arenas,” she wrote. “Through this journal, the reader may trace the roles of mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, aunts, uncles and surrogate parents.” She tells stories ranging from a tale of the whimsical Ostrich Farm to more serious issues of race riots and unrest. “If she had not done it, nobody would have, and an important part of the history of Jacksonville would have been lost forever,” said James B. Crooks, a University of North Florida professor emeritus of history. Jameson dug through old records and archives, combed through church directories, and tiptoed through snake-infested cemeteries to ferret out stories of what it was like to grow up black in 20th-century Jacksonville. “Historically, the book is important,”


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Crooks said. “The author was strong in passionate impulse as much as knowledge, who did this as a labor of love for the community.” David Nolan, a writer and historian in St. Augustine, is quoted several times in her book. “I hope she inspires others. There is so much unwritten history,” he said. “It is a history that is in danger of being lost.” Jameson quoted Mildred Murrell, a Jacksonville woman who was a cousin of Zora Neale Hurston. She was best known for writing for the Works Progress Administration and lived in Jacksonville for a time. “She was a person that glowed on receiving attention. She was a snappy dresser, quite unconventional and what, in her day, was called a flapper.” Hurston lived off and on in St. Augustine several times, teaching at Florida Normal College, one of the many ties in the book between Jacksonville and the nation’s oldest city. “It’s not just the unwritten history of Jacksonville; a lot of it is the unwritten history of St. Augustine as well,” said Nolan, who was instrumental in getting a Florida State Historical Marker placed in front of Hurston’s former home at 791 King St. in St. Augustine, where she lived in 1942. Jameson’s book noted that Hurston was one of the early writers on Fort Mose, which was established in 1738 for black slaves, who fled to the Spanish fort to escape from the English colonies to the north in the Carolinas. The site, just north of St. Augustine, was designated as a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. While in St. Augustine, Hurston developed a friendship with Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Yearling” and “Cross Creek.” Jameson also has a section on “Bullet” Bob Hayes, a Jacksonville native who is thought by some to be the world’s greatest athlete. He won both an Olympic gold medal as a sprinter and a Super Bowl ring as a wide receiver with the Dallas Cowboys. Hayes was inducted into the team’s “Ring of Honor” and inducted posthumously into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009.

Jameson visited Hayes shortly before his death from prostate cancer in 2002. He said his greatest moment was when he won an Olympic gold medal and looked up in the stands to see “his mother stand to her feet with tears in her eyes and streaking her face. Beside her standing and jumping from joy were Jesse Owens and his wife Ruth.” Owens was an Olympian who won four gold medals in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Singer Marian Anderson was not from Jacksonville, but she performed to an integrated audience on Jan. 23, 1952. “The attendees paid no attention to skin color and sat side by side to enjoy a tremendous concert. The auditorium was filled to capacity. That night the color line was broken,” Jameson wrote. After performing all over Europe, Anderson was best known for singing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, on April 13, 1939, for an audience of 75,000 people. Jameson also discusses the civil rights protests of Martin Luther King Jr. in St. Augustine. She called the actions that led to his arrest on June 11, 1964, “his last great campaign. It resulted in passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.” She reported that King, for safety reasons, could not spend more than one night at a single location. Jameson also recalled baseball great Jackie Robinson joining the march in St. Augustine. “Jackie Robinson was always outraged by injustice and was in St. Augustine to stand up for his rights and the rights of others. He was the grandson of a slave and the son of a sharecropper.” Among the more touching stories in the book details the rape and murder of Marie Theresa Chase, a young woman who worked as a servant for several white families. She was Jameson’s cousin. Her naked body was found alongside a railroad track. Leaves had been stuffed in her mouth, asphyxiating her. The crime was never solved. She is buried in Evergreen Cemetery.

“May God and man unite in running down all such fiends who are capable of committing such a crime as that which was done late Tuesday night,” reported a Dec. 5, 1907 story in the Evening Metropolis. “I truly feel that people matter. I found everyday people most fascinating; most heroic,” Jameson said of writing about residents of the communities near the current EverBank Field. “I paid attention to individual lives and personal stories. It was all about preservation of history.” Jameson is already working on her next book, a history of Manhattan Beach, a former black beach located near the present site of Mayport Naval Station and Hanna Park. Jameson, who retired in 1990, received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach and her master’s degree in education from Tallahassee’s Florida A&M. She is a life member of the Fort Mose Historical Society and NAACP and volunteered with a study and research group during the planning stages of the renovation of the Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum, earning its Honored Historian Award in 1990. “The book will serve to remind us of people who have gone.” Jameson said she doesn’t have a favorite story in the book. “This whole book was interesting and fun. They all intrigued me.” Crooks said he views Jameson’s book as a kind of encyclopedia of the black community. “It is a reference piece about the Eastside and the people who lived there,” he said.  Ron Word

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Bouquets & Brickbats Bouquets to Donna Deegan and The Donna Foundation for a decade of serving women living with breast cancer on the First Coast. In 10 years, The Donna Foundation has assisted more than 6,500 women and raised more than $2 million. Since 2008, its largest contributor has been 26.2 With Donna: The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer, with 70 percent of the proceeds going to Mayo Clinic for breast cancer research. The Foundation partners with Alhambra Theatre & Dining to present a reception, dinner and show to celebrate “A Decade with Donna.” Tickets for the Aug. 29 event can be ordered at For details, go to Brickbats to U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho for saying he’d support “birther” legislation requiring another look at President Barack Obama’s birth certificate. He joins a list of loonies who claim Obama wasn’t born in this country and is not a U.S. citizen. “They said if it is true, it’s illegal, he shouldn’t be there, and we can get rid of everything he’s done, and I said I agree with that,” he said at an Aug. 3 town meeting in Gainesville. He also claimed a tax on tanning beds included in the Affordable Care Act was racist against white people. The freshman Republican represents several whole counties and parts of others in North Florida, including Clay County. Bouquets to Eleshia Oldham, who is the first graduate of the Sulzbacher Center’s Pathways to College-High School Equivalency Program, which serves 20 residents each semester. The goal is to improve students’ access to the local job market. Oldham plans to enter Florida State College at Jacksonville next month to work toward her college diploma. She wants to become a social worker.

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NewsBuzz No Action on Alexander Pardon The Florida Cabinet took no action on a request to pardon Marissa Alexander at its Aug. 6 meeting. The Jacksonville woman was sentenced to 20 years in prison after firing a warning shot at her husband. She claimed immunity under the state’s “stand your ground” law, but a judge turned down her request. Gov. Rick Scott said he’d received a letter from state Rep. Dwight Bullard, D-Miami, about the pardon request and had turned the letter over to General Counsel Pete Antonacci, according to the Miami Herald. It takes at least two cabinet members to start the pardon process. The Cabinet includes Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater.



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Based on the theory of six degrees of separation, which suggests that any two people on the planet can be linked by six or fewer acquaintances, “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” is an entertainment trivia version that attempts to connect the prolific actor to any other actor through movies they’ve appeared in (who remembers Bacon from “Animal House” or “Friday the 13th”?). Being the celebrity stalker I am, I wondered if there are any locals who could be connected to Bacon in only six steps. Turns out, there are a number of people right here in River City who could pick up a phone, call someone, who could call someone, who could call someone, who could call someone, who could possibly get the Baconator on the phone. Some, like actor Ashley Greene of “Twilight” fame, are no-brainers, but others, including a politician, “sandwich king,” radio show host and standup comic, are just as connected. As of yet, I haven’t figured out a way to link Bacon to me, but the whole premise does give me hope that Edward Norton, Alex O’Loughlin and Jimmy Fallon are mere phone calls away. Find out which local people are six degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon on my blog at

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READ THE SPECKTATOR BLOG Kerry Speckman shares her unique perspective and observations on people, places and events around the First Coast and beyond. She’s also the 2012 winner of Jacksonville Dancing With the Stars, so she’s got that going for her. Contact her at

Respect Jacksonville Beach A Facebook page, Respect Jacksonville Beach, has been started in response to Memorial Day brawls that brought unwanted attention to the community. The purpose of the page, first called Take Back Our Beach, is to highlight concerns at the beach and turn negatives into positives. The page has recently highlighted beach cleanup, sea turtles and a missing child. Check it out at RespectJacksonvilleBeach.

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Big Jim Is Back After 15 months of silence, JEA’s whistle, Big Jim, is back. It signals the time of day for Downtown Jacksonville at 7 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. A lightning strike knocked out the 120-year-old whistle, and JEA officials had to find equipment to bring it back online. Big Jim stands atop the JEA’s Main Street building. Big Jim warned residents of the Great Fire of 1901, marked the end of two world wars, heralded the arrival of electricity, and sounded the arrival of each new year. The 32-inch copper steam whistle can be heard 10 miles away. Now it’s powered by compressed air instead of steam.

Unsafe 911 Center Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper says working conditions at the county’s 911 center are unsafe. The sheriff is asking the county to quickly move forward on a $2.2 million overhaul of its Emergency Operation Center, according to the News Leader. Inside the center, wires dangle from the ceiling and snake across the floor and several ceiling tiles are missing. The sheriff says the whole building is a disaster. Though there are plans to build a new center, the holdup, of course, is money.

The St. Johns River Ferry is getting a little more informative with the help of ferry ambassadors. About 15 volunteers from the Ferry Task Force have been trained to describe the history of the area, point out local landmarks and answer questions. Promoters hope the program will encourage more people to use Florida Highway A1A instead of Interstate 95. Ambassadors, who attend a training class and get cool shirts before manning their posts, ride the ferry 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call Commissioner Rick Redick at 864-8101.

More Magazine Access Jacksonville Public Library customers can now read digital versions of their favorite magazine online. The free service through Zinio for Libraries digital magazine service is available to anyone with a library card. The magazine can be viewed on any Internet-enabled device such as a computer, smartphone or tablet. There’s no limit to the number of magazines you can check out at one time and no due dates, and once you download a magazine, it’s yours. Among the periodicals available are Rolling Stone, Esquire, Town & Country, National Geographic, Seventeen and PC World. For details, check out the library’s page on the new service at JaxLibraryZinio.

Jacksonville Wins Veterans Award The city of Jacksonville is being honored as the National City of the Year by The Forty and Eight veterans’ organization. The city will receive the award at the organization’s Phoenix, Ariz., convention. The city won the City of the Year award from the group’s state chapter in May. Jacksonville is being honored for its efforts supporting the military and veterans community, including its jobs for veterans program and its work to help homeless veterans find work and housing.

Four Receive Spark Grants

There’s an App for That A new Jacksonville Public Library mobile app will allow readers to renew a book, place one on hold or download a free e-book. The app, JaxLibrary, works with smartphones and tablets. Users can access many popular library services at any time. With the app’s BookLook feature, users can scan the ISBN or barcode of any book and check JPLS for availability. The app was funded through a donation from Friends of the Jacksonville 8 | | AUGUST 14-20, 2013

University of North Florida sculpture professor Jenny Hager, musician and talent manager David “Brad” Lauretti, fine artist Joy Poulard-Leverette (aka Sister Feathertoe) and Neptune Beach playwright Ian Mairs were selected as inaugural Spark Grant recipients. A privately raised pool of $61,000 will be split among the four projects to be implemented Oct. 1, 2013-Sept. 30, 2014, in the Spark District, according to a press release from the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville. Hager’s project, “Art in Public Places,” will seek outdoor sculptures for lending from a national call to artists. Lauretti’s “Jacksonville Songwriters’ Residency” program is designed to attract songwriters to live and perform in the Spark District – from Northbank Riverwalk to Duval Street, bordered on east and west by Liberty and Hogan streets. Leverette’s “The Looking Lab: Art in Empty Storefronts” will use four downtown storefronts to feature art of various disciplines. Mairs’ “Swamp Radio Jax” – a quarterly variety show of local art, culture and history – will broadcast live within the Spark District. The grant recipients were selected in a process involving art and community leaders, the city of Jacksonville’s Art in Public Places Committee and the Cultural Council’s Board of Directors.

Crime City A Hard Jail Is Good to Find

Lack of luxuries in Jacksonville’s jail forces inmates to clean up fast


acksonville has a hard jail: • No TV, no radio, no Internet. • Few classes, no jobs. • No prison yard and no sun. You can play basketball on concrete courts, but you’d better be able to dunk. “Hard” is a technical, not a pejorative, term in criminal justice. It means a facility where security and safety come first, comfort and happiness second. Contrast this with a soft lockup. Franklin County, Pa., has the snazziest jail I’ve ever seen. Inmates gather in a lobby fit for a resort hotel to drink espresso (ah!), to read uplifting periodicals and to watch educational television in high-def. Sunlight floods through a crystalline atrium. Outside, inmates can work all day trimming grass and pruning roses. Inside, they attend 12-step meetings, chat up prison society visitors and enjoy music for every mood. Vendors deliver goody boxes of chocolates, meats and a fine selection of cheeses. School is in session every day. All this makes you want to rush up to Chambersburg, slap a cop and join the fun. Other things occur in soft jails. Since visitors can sit with and touch inmates, they often arrive with cheeks and fannies stuffed with narcotics, knives and the occasional derringer. Using cellphones delivered by Rectum Express, inmates order hits on witnesses and shakedowns of other inmates’ families. Inside, the homeboys, the carnales and the skinheads clique up, port arms and charge into battle. Forget about the cheese and the chocolates. Murder is always at the top of the menu. Jacksonville’s jail, by contrast, is rock hard. It’s miserable for inmates, but good for them and their families, for several reasons. There is extraordinarily little violence, considering the thousands of men and women jammed in there like Spam in the can. Corrections officers move inmates frequently between floors so they can’t clique up, conspire and fight. Visitation occurs behind bulletresistant glass, so the only thing visitors can pass to inmates is best wishes. This means that your family member or friend is reasonably safe inside. You don’t have to empty your bank account or max your cards for bail bonds right away. You can leave your inmate on ice for a few days while you discover what he or she is charged with and decide what, if anything, you can do about it. The jail diet is 1,500 calories per day. After a few weeks, the beer guts, the man boobs and the bubble butts melt away. The place works like a millionaire fat farm, except that the lettuce is lousy and there’s no Chablis. Eighty-five percent of inmates book into the Jacksonville jail with their brains pickled in alcohol or fried by Schedule I (illegal) and Schedule II and III (prescription) narcotics. But not for long. Among the many things our jail lacks are booze, drugs, nicotine and caffeine. This means no Cokes, no tea, no coffee, no Red Bull, no


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nothing. Every week, several hundred inmates get off drugs in a one-step, cold-turkey, nonprogram provided, gratis, by Jacksonville’s gently millaged taxpayers. Behind steel doors, on concrete floors, nature takes its course. Ordinary citizens’ knowledge of drug withdrawal comes, blessedly, only from television and movies, most famously Frank Sinatra’s Oscar-nominated performance in “The Man with the Golden Arm.” This depicts withdrawal as a near-death experience. In real life, it’s less dramatic. Addicts clean up all the time, which is to say, whenever they run out of money. In jail, however, addicts get squeaky clean, because they go off all drugs, legal and illegal, all at once. It’s impressive. For the first few days, they’re dancing the Heroin Hoochie Coochie, the Crackhead Cha-Cha-Cha and the Oxy Rock ’n’ Roll. They’re also having Cigarette Willies, the Gin Jake Shakes and the Mother of All Headaches as coffee and cola become fond memories. That stuff oozing out of every pore is jailhouse jelly, thicker than sweat and twice as nasty. After three or four days, it’s over. Inmates wake up, dizzy and exhausted, but back on planet Earth. After a month, if their livers are functioning, their tox screens will rival Mitt Romney’s. Crash detox is good for inmates’ health, but bad for their legal defense. When inmates are charged with felonies, detectives will question them immediately after booking, when they’re wasted, or a day later, when they’re crazed. Some defendants are so rattled they’d confess to murder in return for two aspirin, a cigarette and some coffee. This is an outrage, but the law does not allow intoxication with illegal substances to be asserted as a defense. It’s a concern, because too many defendants do hard time in state prisons because they confess to jacked-up charges incommensurate with their offenses. Nonetheless, if defendants can clam up for three days, they will be able to assist in their defense in a new, and unfamiliar, state of rationality. During ones weekly visit, families will rediscover their loved ones, sane and sober, perhaps for the first time in years. If the jail ever gets a mascot, his name should be Jaxson DeTox. It’s no fun cleaning up on the inside, pissing into your flip-flops and blowing your guts into the drains. For criminal defendants, however, the Hard-Ass Hotel is better than the Ritz. Sober and sane, and safe, they can ponder the hard road to a Florida prison, or even a return to freedom, In Crime City.  Wes Denham

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Small batch craft brewing dominated the market until the 20th century, when mass produced beer nearly eradicated the American craft brewer. By 1980, there were only eight small-batch craft brewers in the United States, according to the Brewers Association. Weary of one-flavor-fits-all corporate brews, people slowly started returning to homebrewing; some even went on to open small-batch craft breweries. Since then, microbreweries have popped up all over the country. Today, the majority of Americans live within 10 miles of a microbrewery — there are more than 2,300. And the microbrew revolution shows no signs of slacking: As of June 1, 1,500 additional microbreweries were in development. Though some believe Northeast Florida is behind the times, the region is happily out in front of this particular movement. In fact, Jacksonville recently placed seventh in the 2013 BeerCity USA poll. Some less gracious residents of other cities were amazed the city ranked at all, let alone in the top 10. But, with no less than 12 places that serve house-made craft brew, eight of those in Jacksonville proper, it shouldn’t be much of surprise. Intuition Ale Works has increased its annual barrel production more than four-anda-half times in three short years, from 1,200 in 2010 to 5,500 this year. “I feel like after Tampa, Jacksonville is becoming the place for beer,” said Mile Marker Head Brewer Taylor Strunk. Tampa placed fifth in the poll. The Northeast Florida craft brewing scene is heavy on exposed brick, “Drink Like A Local” signs, and, above all, being part of a community of brewers. Like all businesses, there is some competitiveness, but in microbrewing, it’s more often found in the patrons than the owners, brewers and drink-slingers. Aspiring craft beer connoisseur David Reed (my husband) aptly calls the local microbrewing scene a “Brotherhood of Beer.” “The whole idea of craft beer is diversity,” said Engine 15 Brewing Co. co-owner Sean Bielman. “[Refusing to drink other microbrews] doesn’t really jibe with the tradition of craft beer.” “It’s a real localized community,” Strunk said. “Everybody helps each other.” Everyone’s quick to lend a hand or some hops to a fellow brewer in need. Ideas, patronage and even hotel rooms are shared across brewing lines. Ask any member of the staff at a microbrewery what they think of the competition, and they’ll probably smile, stare off into the distance, and mention a favorite brew on their menu, mouth visibly watering. Look out, Tampa. 

Dale Lloyd, A1A Ale Works’ long-time bartender, pours a King Street Light Lager, perfect after a hot day combing the streets of the Oldest City.

A1A Ale Works

Brewmaster: Doug Murr 1 King St., St. Augustine • 829-2977, 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday; full bar, lunch, dinner, late night Whether you want to cool off after a hot day or enjoy a hot night out in St. Augustine, A1A Ale Works is a great spot for a house-made craft brew and “New World” cuisine to soak up all that “culture” in your system. On weekend nights, belly-up to the copper-topped bar downstairs and listen to a local band riffing in the tiny corner window. “You’d be surprised, sometimes they’ll get a big ol’ band stuffed in there,” bartender Kirsten Bass said.

Light, airy, with lots of seating and icecold air conditioning, A1A has a menu that consists of “a fusion of culinary influences that fl ourished as a result of Columbus’ discoveries,” otherwise known as grilled seafood paella, lobster and shrimp tacos, white-chocolate sun-dried cherry bread pudding and more. And, of course, you can wash it down with a classic Red Brick Ale or King Street Light Lager. A1A Ale Works is owned by Gordon

Once the facilities are completed, Aardwolf Brewing Company will pour 12 in-house brews, but “Beertender” Kevin Gray Jr. now offers Aardwolf’s Styrofoam Pony Stout and Hungry Bean Brown along with Victory Brewing Company’s Ranch Double IPA.

Aardwolf Brewing Company

Brewmaster: Michael Payne 1461 Hendricks Ave., San Marco • 301-0755, 3-11 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; beer, wine, BYO food, food trucks some evenings (usually Friday-Saturday, weather permitting) Coming soon: Aardwolf brews in Aardwolf taps

Biersch (as are sister restaurants Seven Bridges and Ragtime). After a hot, tropical day combing the streets of the Oldest City, you’ll appreciate the refreshing taste of a King Street Light Lager – it’s got enough flavor to appease any discerning palate. Of course, for fans of more robust beer, there’s Porpoise Point IPA, Bridge of Lions Brown Ale and A. Strange Stout, as well as seasonals like Belgian Wit.

Officially open since March 22, Jacksonville’s newest microbrewery hugs the railroad tracks in the former City of South Jacksonville Utility Building in San Marco. Co-owned by locals Preben Olsen and Michael Payne, Aardwolf promises to be the flavor on every craft beer connoisseur’s lips by fall. “Beertender” Kevin Gray says the crowd is already as diverse as the flavors they serve on 12 taps. “Literally all types come in – people who bring babies, dogs, a happy hour crowd,” he said. The clean, rustic vibe Gray calls “urban revival” is so hip, even hipsters are jealous. Indirect lighting and exposed brick distinguish the historic 1920s building, an original Florida icehouse from the days before refrigerated railroad cars. A few tools salvaged from the plant or its subsequent incarnation, Moyer Marble & Tile Company, which moved from there years ago, are displayed on a backsplash that’s truly a piece of American history – boards from The Apollo Theater in Harlem. Once the facilities are completed, Aardwolf will be pouring 12 in-house brews. It currently serves a selection of high-hitting regional craft beers, including Aardwolf collaborations like Pinglewolf, co-created with Pinglehead where Payne was once a brewer. AUGUST 14-20, 2013 | | 11

Kevin Miller will sell you beer in a 128-ounce growler, a 32-ounce bottle or a pint at Bold City Brewery.

Bold City Brewery

Brewmaster: Brian Miller 2670 Rosselle St., Ste. 7, Riverside • 379-6551, 3-11 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 1-11 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-noon Jaguars game day Sundays (home or away) to fill growlers; beer, wine, soda; food by Jolly Mon Catering 4-10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday Recent events: Duke’s Cold Nose Brown Ale in the can! Coming soon: Killer Whale Cream Ale and Mad Manatee IPA in the can. Although Bold City Brewery hasn’t been brewing beer the longest, the name is pretty much synonymous with Jacksonville microbrewing. Co-owners and mother-son duo Brian and Susan Miller started the brewery in October 2008 on a fizz and a prayer. Five years later, some of their dozen-or-so products, including flagship brew Duke’s Brown Ale, can be found in bars throughout Northeast Florida and beyond, though not out of state (yet). The taproom has a close, European vibe that is as casual as it comes. Some hipsters filter in, but Bold City is more of an everyman (and woman) spot than a trendsetter haven. If the taproom is crowded, as it often is, snag a drink and wander over to the warehouse side,

where you might strike up a conversation with the Jolly Mon himself, who serves up burgers (bean or cow), brats, pulled pork and wings in between puffs of a cigar and sips from a beverage of his choosing. “I always tell people he was sent to us,” said Kevin Miller, a younger brother who does customer relations for the family business. “He kind of adds to the ambiance of the place.” After some saucy conversation and grub, maybe ask that cute stranger with the friendly boxer to play a round of giant Jenga. If you feel like a seasonal with a pinch of nostalgia, try Big John Miller’s Apricot Wheat, which was rolled out in June as a Father’s Day surprise for the family patriarch.

Sean Bielman (from left), Brewmaster Luciano (Luch) Scremin and David Morenus create the atmosphere of a brew pub in the Fatherland with a Jacksonville Beach bent.

Engine 15 Brewing Company

Brewmaster: Luciano (Luch) Scremin 1500 Beach Blvd., Ste. 217, Jacksonville Beach • 249-2337, 11 a.m.-midnight Tuesday-Sunday; 4:30 p.m.-midnight Monday; beer, wine, gourmet sodas, pub food with a twist Engine 15 is a craft beer purist’s dream. With 50 taps pumping out a versatile range of in-house, local and powerhouse palate-pleasers, new-to-you’s and unique specialties (Sourpuss Saison, anyone?) and a selection of about 150 bottles, there’s a beer for every occasion and taste bud specification. Co-owners Luciano (Luch) Scremin, Andrew Price and Sean Bielman, who met through the Beaches Organization of Brewers (or BooBs), are on a mission to bring more quality craft beer to the people – and the people seem pretty darn pleased with the fruits of their labors. Top-seller Old Battle Axe IPA has the kind of citrusy, punchy bite that fans of the popular style know and love. But if you’re willing to stray outside of lagers and IPAs, wrap your tongue around Nut Sack Imperial Brown Ale, (904) Weissguy, Rye of the Tiger or seasonals

like the recent third-anniversary limited editions, Chupacabra and Imperial Simcoe, which were aged in Four Roses Bourbon barrels. The atmosphere is that of a brew pub in the Fatherland with a Jacksonville Beach bent, locals included. “We definitely live off the fact that we have a really solid core of regulars,” Bielman said. For beer lovers who want to put their own spin on the ambrosia of the people, Engine 15 is one of few locations in the country where customers can actually brew their own beer, either with one of the provided recipes or, for more advanced brewers, with recipes of their own design. Bielman said the brew-on-site element of the business is “where we come from” and “an extension of what we’re trying to bring to the community.” Bottoms up, y’all.

Brewer’s Pizza/Pinglehead Brewing

Brewmaster: Aaron Taylor 14B Blanding Blvd., Orange Park • 276-5159, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; beer, wine, lunch, dinner If you’re in the mood for a pie and pint, pitcher or flight (a tasting of small-sized pours, usually between four and six), Brewer’s Pizza is guaranteed to satisfy. Don’t be fooled by the nondescript appearance of this little strip mall nook co-owned by Troy J . Maas and J. “Mike” Wilson; it not only looks like a prime candidate for Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives,” it tastes like one, too. Though it might not have been created by (fictional characters) Guido and Mamaw BrewerSpoonpipe, as the website jokingly claims, the beer-dough crust is not to be missed. Whether it’s under a pizza like the Florida Smacker, around

Brewer’s Pizza carries at least 10 in-house creations such as Pinglewolf Imperial Cascadian Dark Ale (a collaboration with Aardwolf Brewing Company) and Pinglehead Hashtag American Pale Ale, presented by owner Steve Halford.

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a calzone, or cradling a bread bowl of soup, the crispy, crunchy dough is delectable. And the beer. Oh, the beer. Brewer’s Pizza carries a selection of 50 bottles and 32 craft brews on tap, including at least 10 in-house creations like its flagship Pinglehead, an imperial red ale so well-balanced you’ll forget it’s teetering on the highgravity line (until you teeter out to a taxi). For those who prefer to be personally involved with their beer, once a month is Tuesday Infuseday: An infuser is hooked up to the tap, and customers can choose ingredients to impart flavor into the beer. Hmm … what does Mind Drive Extreme Porter taste like with a Snickers bar infusion?


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Brewmaster: Eric Luman 228 Third St. N., Jacksonville Beach • 201-9283, 4 p.m.-midnight Tuesday-Friday; noonmidnight Saturday; 2-10 p.m. Sunday; beer, wine, root beer, BYO food

Eric Luman and Mark Stillman have created a spot where the surf meets the hops. “The ‘green room’ is a reference to actually being in the barrel of a wave,” said manager Jason Harrison. “We’re all surfers.” From the moment you walk up the stairs past succulents and bike racks jammed with beach cruisers, a chilled-out vibe permeates the place. Inside the sea-colored walls decorated with local, ocean-themed artwork and accented by reclaimed wood from a burned-down barn, locals and a handful of tourists choose from 16 taps, 12 carrying in-house brews. Head High IPA is the most popular, but for stout lovers, the Shaka Oatmeal Stout (or one of its many incarnations, including Count This is a copyright protect Shaka-U-La and Thin Mint Shakula) is a must try. One sip of a pint, or perhaps a flight of four served in a surfboard, and you’ll forget all about that GreyFor questions, please call your advertising re Belly Barney who kept dropping in and wiping out. FAX YOUR PROOF The hottie you admired on the beach might wander in with three cute friends in tow, still sandy and smelling of sweet sunblock. Buy her or him a beer and play games in the back or just hang Produced by CHAD PROMISE BENEFIT ASK FOR ACTION out up front withOF a beer, order some take-outSUPPORT and relax to an eclectic selection of grooves. Be sure to check out the logo envisioned by Justin Butler and created by his brother, artist Zac Freeman. The piece is made of corks and caps collected on-site. “It’s a little piece of everybody,” Butler said.


Bartender Christina White at Green Room Brewing serves up a Lemon Fresh lemon ale with lactose and vanilla, one of 12 in-house brews.

Intuition Ale Works

Brewmaster: Ben Davis 720 King St., Riverside 683-7720, • 3-11 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 1-11 p.m. Saturday; beer, wine, BYO food Recent events: Due to a hefty fine for a noise violation, Intuition recently closed the brewery area, which was used for events. But don’t be too depressed: The taproom is still open.

Though you can buy cans of People’s Pale Ale at your corner market, Hannah Greer will pour you a selection from one of 20 taps at Intuition Ale Works.

In three short years, Intuition has made its way from owner/brewer Ben Davis’ garage on Edgewood Avenue to bars and retail locations through Northeast and Central Florida and become a staple of Jacksonville craft beer. In February 2012, Intuition became the first Florida microbrewery to start canning its beers and now offers People’s Pale Ale, Jon-Boat Coastal Ale and I-10 IPA in the can. Though the convenience of having I-10 at your local watering hole or corner market is a big bonus, it’s worth making the trip to visit the classicmeets-eclectic-styled brew house where 20 taps regularly pour special releases like The Eleanor Belgian blonde ale, Riverside Red amber ale and DragonGlass, an incredible twist on a classic Saison and named in honor of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” When a customer ordering a flight says she prefers a “beer you can chew,” bartender Staci Bu Shea (also the curator who works with artist Jim Draper) laughs, “You came to the right place.” “Mug Club” member Jason Tidwell, who gained entry last summer by stopping by for a brew 55 days out of 60, much to his wife’s good-natured chagrin, calls the cast of regulars and staff his “beer family.” “[It’s] my second home when my wife lets me out.” Stop in for a pint and leave with a growler; you’ll taste why this start-up has fast become a microbrewing powerhouse.

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Karibrew Brew Pub & Grub

27 N. Third St., Fernandina Beach • 277-5269, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday; full bar, lunch, dinner With such a righteous microbrewing scene in Duval County, you might forget picturesque Fernandina Beach. But don’t count them out of the brewing scene – in fact, Karibrew Brew Pub & Grub, part of Café Karibo, has been serving in-house craft brews since February 2009. It’s located a block off Centre Street, and co-owners Tim and Theresa Poynter have created an atmosphere that’s pure urban funk. Karibrew lures locals and flocks of tourists to stop in to cool off their heels in the pub, the café or the shaded patio that is so old-meets-new Florida, you might look around to see if George J.F. Clarke’s ghost has stopped in for a pint.

Most popular on tap is the Karibrew American pilsner, a smooth, easy-drinking variety that goes great with a pirate hat. Be sure to try Sloppy Skip’s Stout or a seasonal (currently Summer Wheat). “We pour the beer directly from the fermentation tank,” manager Colin Dooley said. “The fermentation tanks add so much flavor.” With live music on the patio on Friday and Saturday beneath swaying oak trees and fresh, delectable cuisine that’s 100 percent Northeast Florida – much of the produce comes from local sources – between bites of Spicy Thai Noodles, you’ll be asking yourself why you waited so long to make the trip.

Nolan Winarchick pours a seasonal Summer Wheat at Karibrew Brew Pub & Grub, where Old Florida meets new for a pure urban funk atmosphere.

Miguel Corzo presents an Ancient City Red Ale at Mile Marker Brewing, where Northeast Florida meets Key West.

Mile Marker Brewing

Brewmaster: Dennis Grune 3420 Agricultural Center Drive, St. Augustine • 217-4294, 4 p.m.-close Tuesday-Wednesday; 1 p.m.-close Thursday-Friday; noon-close Saturday-Sunday; beer, wine, BYO food, food trucks for events Coming soon: MM 22½ Cudjoe Key IPA, second anniversary Oct. 12, Yappy Hour Third Wednesdays (portion of proceeds go to charity). Inspired to choose St. Augustine by fond vacation memories, friends Vance Joy, Mike Fiero, Mark Mueller and Dennis Grune opened Mile Marker Brewing in a countrified neighborhood warehouse just south of the outlets (and at the same exit). A Northeast-Florida-meets-Key-West vibe seeps into the fluctuating crowd of tourists and regulars stopping in for one of the dozen or so beers on tap, including the popular Mile Marker (MM) Zero Blonde Ale, MM 70 Palm Beach Coconut Porter (which the website calls a “veritable smorgasbord of nine different malts and brewed with fresh real shredded coconut”), MM 82 Islamorada IPA and other tasty concoctions. While you’re there, one of the owners or 14 | | AUGUST 14-20, 2013

staff might take a break for a brew with a cast of characters who seem more like an extended family than a random mix of customers. Like Head Brewer Taylor Strunk, who says he wound up in the brewing scene by “pure happenstance,” there’s a sense that everyone just sort of happened in and is so glad they came. So enjoy a heady Islamorada and play a game of foosball while tropical fish swim along to island beats, bartender Miguel Corzo rings a bell behind the bar to acknowledge a good tip, and someone inscribes a dollar bill with a memory and secures it firmly to the ceiling. As he gets you a fresh one, Corzo might say, “It’s all fun and games ’til the beer runs out.” Luckily, there’s plenty of Mile Marker to go around.

Stephanie Wantage serves up an India Pale Ale at Ragtime Tavern & Seafood Grill, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

Ragtime Tavern & Seafood Grill

Brewmaster/Head Brewer: Scott Bannester 207 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach • 241-7877, 11 a.m.-midnight Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday; full bar, lunch, dinner, late night Having just celebrated its 30th anniversary on June 25, Ragtime Tavern & Seafood Grill is an Atlantic Beach institution. But even the biggest fans of Red Brick Ale and Ragtime shrimp might not realize that the brewpub/restaurant has another claim to fame. “We’re one of the first ones in the city,” Head Brewer Scott Bannester said. Originally owned by the Morton family, Ragtime, now owned by Gordon Biersch (like sister restaurants Seven Bridges and A1A Ale Works), has been brewing beer onsite since 1993. (River City Brewing Company began brewing the same year.) Seasonal tapping celebrations – announced on

Facebook – are a regular treat. Offering plenty of seating, a full bar and menu, the large corner property has a vibrant atmosphere diverse enough for a date, a family dinner, a bite after a day at the beach, or some late-night grooves and brews to the tunes of any of a number of popular local bands that frequently take the stage in the taproom on weekends. Recently remodeled to be more open and inviting, Ragtime has a New Orleans-infused menu packed with seafood that goes great with low-calorie, lowcarb Dolphin’s Breath Lager or seasonal Summer Honey Ale, a refreshing brew made with local honey.


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River City Brewing Company

Brewmaster: Bob Grandstaf 835 Museum Circle, Southbank • 398-2299, Lounge 3-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 3 p.m.-late night Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; lunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Saturday; dinner 5-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 5-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday; happy hour 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday (may vary)

Ryan Friedman displays three of River City Brewing Company’s five in-house beers: Jags Light Lager, Red Rooster Red Ale and Riptide Porter.

When you’re Downtown, Anthony Candelino’s River City Brewing Company is the place to enjoy a small batch brew and a gorgeous view of the city skyline from the south bank of the St. Johns River. Brewing since 1993, the restaurant occupies a large piece of impressive real estate that draws a mixed crowd of professionals, lunching ladies, downtownies and nightouters for hand-crafted brew and upscale global cuisine, like house favorite RCBC Jambalaya and goat cheese and golden beet salad, which these days frequently includes local produce. “We have a new chef who believes in buying local,” said General Manager Bernard Santiago. With five in-house beers to choose from, like Jags Light and Jackson Pale Ale, as well as a full bar and menu, this spot is casual enough for drinks with the pals after a friendly game of softball but elegant enough for a dinner date with someone special. As an added bonus, River City has enough space for private functions of 1,200 of your closest friends and frenemies, otherwise known as wedding receptions and office parties, but doesn’t feel overcrowded and contrived. On nice days (basically every day in Northeast Florida), grab a bite and a beer on the deck and watch boats, birds and boxcars traverse the majestic St. Johns.

Seven Bridges Grille & Brewery

Brewmaster: Aaron Nesbit 9735 Gate Parkway N., Southside • 997-1999, 11 a.m.-midnight Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday-Saturday; full bar, lunch, dinner, late night Prolific in all things shopping plaza, the Southside of Jacksonville would be a small-batch brewing wasteland but for Seven Bridges. Like Ragtime and A1A Ale Works, Seven Bridges is owned by Gordon Biersch, which is in turn owned by CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, but that doesn’t mean the brewing staff can’t get creative. General Manager Jesus Gardipee said that brewer Aaron Nesbit will frequently brew a small batch – usually a keg – and let patrons know via Facebook when they plan to tap it. But don’t wait around for the weekend to try it. “He’ll put it out on Thursday and it’ll usually be gone by Friday,” Gardipee said. In addition to the five in-house specialties like Southside Pilsner Lager and Toll Tender IPA, Seven Bridges serves made-from-scratch vittles and a full bar’s worth of liquor and wine. With plenty of seating inside and out amid the contemporary décor, you’ll often find a gaggle of professionals playing pool and rubbing elbows with a good-time gang who may or may not make their movie time at the adjacent Cinemark Tinseltown theater. After all, when the beer is flowing and music and laughter fills the air, who cares if the most recent installment of Madea’s mad moneymaking movies is a hit or miss?  Claire Goforth

Sean Thomas pours a Southern Flyer Light Lager at Seven Bridges Grille & Brewery.

FOLIO WEEKLY BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL Samplings of many beers, tastings from local restaurants and music by Be Easy 7-10 p.m. Aug. 16, VIP 6-10 p.m. Morocco Shrine Auditorium, 3800 St. Johns Bluff Road S., Southside Tickets: $25 advance, $30 at door; VIP $30 advance, $35 at door • Tickets available at Ragtime (207 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach), Anjo Liquors (9928 Old Baymeadows Road, Ste. 1, Southside), Seven Bridges (9735 Gate Parkway N., Southside) and Folio Weekly (9456 Philips Highway, Ste. 11, Southside) 16 | | AUGUST 14-20, 2013

WHAT’S YOUR BREW IQ? • Go to • Take the quiz by 5 p.m. Aug. 15 • All respondents with the most correct answers will be put in a drawing to win two VIP tickets to Folio Weekly’s Beer & Music Festival Aug. 16.


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In addition to myriad local microbreweries, here are a few haunts where you can find an abundance of beer on tap – 15 or more. • 3 Lions Sports Pub & Grill, 2467 Faye Road, Northside • Aromas Cigar Bar/Beer House, 4372 Southside Blvd., Southside • BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, 4907 Gate Parkway, Southside • Brix Tap House and Bar, 300 Second St. N., Jacksonville Beach • Burro Bar, 100 E. Adams St., Downtown • Carmine’s Pie House, 2677 Forbes St., Riverside • Cliff’s Bar and Grill, 3033 Monument Road, Ste. 2, Arlington • Dahlia’s Pour House, 2695 Post St., Riverside • Dog Star Tavern, 10 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach • European Street Café, 1704 San Marco Blvd., San Marco; 5500 Beach Blvd., Southside; 2753 Park St., Riverside; 992 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach • Fionn MacCool’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 2 Independent Drive, Ste. 176, The Jacksonville Landing, Downtown • Fly’s Tie Irish Pub, 177 Sailfish Dr. E., Atlantic Beach • The Garage, 2692 Post St., Riverside • Island Girl Cigar Bar, 108 First St., Neptune Beach; 820 A1A N., Ste. E-18, Ponte Vedra; 7860 Gate Pkwy., Ste. 115, Southside • JP Henley’s, 10 Marine St., St. Augustine • Kickbacks, 910 King St., Riverside • Lola’s Burrito Joint, 1522 King St., Riverside • Lynch’s Irish Pub, 514 First St. N., Jacksonville Beach • Mellow Mushroom, 9734 Deer Lake Ct., Ste. 1, Southside; 1018 N. Third St., Ste. 2, Jacksonville Beach; 1800 Town Center Blvd., Fleming Island; 410 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine • Monkey’s Uncle Tavern, 1850 Third St. S., Jacksonville Beach • Northstar Substation, 119 E. Bay St., Downtown • O’Brothers Irish Pub, 1521 Margaret St., Five Points • O’Kane’s Irish Pub & Eatery, 318 Centre St., Fernandina Beach • The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St., Fernandina Beach • Pele’s Wood Fire, 2665 Park St., Riverside • Philly’s Finest, 1527 Third St. N., Jacksonville Beach • Rendezvous Beer Bar, 106 St. George St., St. Augustine • The Ritz Bar & Cocktail Lounge, 185 Third Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach • Stogies Jazz Club & Listening Room, 36 Charlotte St., St. Augustine • Tap’s Bar & Grill, 2220 C.R. 210 W., St. Johns; 1605 C.R. 220, Fleming Island • Underbelly, 113 E. Bay St., Downtown • World of Beer, 9700 Deer Lake Court, Ste. 1, Southside


From Gator to Hater

Riley Cooper’s ugly comment caught on video could be the end of his career


or Gator Nation, it’s been a Bummer Summer. On the heels of the PR nightmare of Aaron Hernandez (one of the best tight ends of the Urban Meyer era) facing murder charges in New England comes the recent embarrassment presented by Riley Cooper, former Gators wide receiver, who got liquored up at a Kenny Chesney concert and torpedoed his career by tossing a racial slur at a security guard. As with Hernandez — whom Tim Tebow accompanied to a bar at least once when both were Gators — there’s a Tebow connection to Cooper: They were college roommates. It makes you wonder what Tebow’s take on all this might be. However, the Patriots quarterback has yet to offer a response at press time; it’s likely he never will. In the hours after Cooper’s drunken “I will jump that fence and fight every n***** here, bro” comment, there was no shortage of instant analysis. There were some who felt Cooper’s unfortunate incident signified a larger sense of entitlement, as a reasonably prominent member of the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver corps. “According to a number of sources, Riley Cooper wanted to be treated as if he was Bradley Cooper at the Chesney concert,” Joseph Santoliquito wrote on the Philadelphia CBS affiliate’s website. ”He was an unruly ‘drunk who wanted the red-carpet treatment and security to basically kiss his ass, because he was “Riley Cooper, an Eagle,” from what I saw,’ said someone close to what happened that night. Apparently, when Cooper pulled out the ‘Don’t-you-know-who-I-am’ card, it wasn’t acknowledged. ‘Security wasn’t having it,’ and Cooper apparently had a snit-fit.” While he’s not the first white guy to get drunk and go atavistic and hateful with illconsidered rhetoric, Cooper faces a problem that is specific to his line of work. Former NFL tight end Shannon Sharpe talked about it on “The Norris & Davis Show” on Baltimore radio station 105.7 The Fan. “What he did open was a can of worms for everybody else that plays on the opposite side of the football that’s gonna be teeing off on him. Because most of the safeties in the National Football League are African-American. Most of the corners — African-American. A lot of the linebackers — African-American. Those are the guys that he’s gonna have to face. Those are the guys that he’s gonna have to make amends to.” The Eagles come to Jacksonville for the

third preseason game — especially pivotal, because that’s when teams generally give their starters the most playing time before the regular season. And it looks like Cooper will be with them, because the team reactivated him to the roster Aug. 6, in time for the Eagles’ game with the Patriots. “As we have said, Riley Cooper will be seeking counseling and we have excused him from all team activities,” the Eagles said in a statement. “This is all new territory and we are going to evaluate this timetable every step of the way. He will meet with professionals provided by the Eagles during this period of time to better help him understand how his words have hurt so many, including his teammates.” Undoubtedly, Cooper performed well in counseling, no matter what feelings may linger in his heart. As creatures of the modern age, most contemporary Americans are quite good at avoiding making offensive statements when they make an effort, and Cooper seems among them. That said, the Eagles are running a serious risk in keeping Cooper on the roster. He can’t run crossing routes again. Or do dirty work on special teams. Or really do anything that leaves him exposed to a hit to the head, the groin or any other sensitive body part. Riley Cooper is a marked man. And with just a few ill-chosen words, his position just became unhealthy for him. Undoubtedly, not every cornerback or linebacker will key in on him. But all it takes is one. All recent accounts stress how sorry Cooper is for his words, how out of character the outburst was and so on. Perhaps he was just blackout drunk and was not in his right mind when he popped off on the security guard. In the end, it doesn’t matter. In a league like the NFL, where motivation is manufactured every time teams take the field, there certainly will be a player who seeks to give Riley Cooper a “receipt.” The problem with using racially coded language, in that context, is the age-old issue of writing checks one’s butt can’t cash.  AG Gancarski


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The 12,000-pound killer whale Tilikum, captured as a 2-year-old in 1983, brutally killed chief trainer Dawn Brancheau in front of at least a dozen spectators at SeaWorld Orlando in 2010. Photo: Magnolia Pictures

Killer Tale

The story behind an orca’s life at SeaWorld poses questions about the capture and confinement of wild animals BLACKFISH ***@

Rated PG-13 • Opens Aug. 16 at Sun-Ray Cinema


he story’s familiar by now. A tension-filled courthouse in Sanford. A tragic death and the killer’s motives questioned. White against black. But this isn’t about Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman, it’s the state of Florida against SeaWorld. The movie is “Blackfish,” and it’s a cautionary tale of the dangers of confining those meant to roam free. Gabriela Cowperthwaite directed the eyeopening, sometimes-harrowing documentary structured around the life of Tilikum, a 12,000-pound killer whale. He was captured as a 2-year-old in 1983 and grew to his current length of 22 feet. In 2010, during the “Dine with Shamu” show at SeaWorld


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makes you wonder why he exhibits such a patently callous attitude. Cowperthwaite is mindful about what’s revealed and its timing, maintaining the film’s tension and the feeling that another shocking discovery is about to jettison up from the depths. “Blackfish” leaves no doubt that it is squarely against SeaWorld’s practices. When it does present the views of the park’s defenders (not often), they seem wishful and disconnected. “I can’t imagine a life without SeaWorld,” a former trainer declares, adding that he’s certain that they can create a safe environment for the whales and their

Cowperthwaite skillfully mixes interviews with former SeaWorld trainers, behind-the-scenes amateur video and archival footage of orca hunts and performances. Orlando, Tilikum brutally killed chief trainer Dawn Brancheau in front of at least a dozen spectators. The tragedy spawned an investigation and subsequent court case. A crestfallen cross between circus performer and prison inmate, the orca (another name for killer whale) Tilikum is a complicated being. His history unfolds in the movie as details emerge about possible contributing factors in Brancheau’s death. When an orca expert suggests that events leading up to the tragedy began 20 years earlier, the filmmakers dutifully turn their attention and research to a point even further back: 39 years before, when SeaWorld began taking whales from one of their natural habitats near Puget Sound, Wash. Cowperthwaite skillfully mixes interviews with former SeaWorld trainers, behind-thescenes amateur video and archival footage of orca hunts and performances. A recording of a police interview with a park paramedic who was on the scene when Brancheau died 18 | | AUGUST 14-20, 2013

handlers. How they would accomplish that, he never explains. The movie acknowledges movements by PETA and other groups to release captive orcas, showing demonstrators with “Free Tili!” signs, a play on “Free Willy,” the 1993 box office hit. There’s a simple, basic fact that sticks with you after you see this film, and it’s that killer whales are accustomed to (perhaps even hard-wired for) swimming 100 miles a day in open waters. To accommodate this need, SeaWorld and similar parks would have to incur expenditures that would put them out of business. Instead, in what amounts to a large swimming pool, they contain a 6-ton, intelligent marine mammal that normally, with its exceedingly social pod of 15 whales (on average), roams vast swaths of ocean. By mangling nature, “Blackfish” argues that SeaWorld is responsible for putting the sham in Shamu.  Andres Solar

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2 GUNS **G@ Rated R Marcus Stigman (Mark Wahlberg) and Bobby Trench (Denzel Washington) have been working for the government for more than a year to infiltrate a dangerous drug cartel. Unwillingly, they’re forced to team up when their mission goes awry. Their respective government agencies deny their existence, so they strike back at the gangsters who want them dead. Directed by Baltasar Kormákur. BLACKFISH ***@ Rated PG-13 • Opens Aug. 16 at Sun-Ray Cinema Reviewed in this issue. THE BUTLER Rated PG-13 • Opens Aug. 16 Forest Whitaker plays Cecil Gaines, the White House butler who served U.S. presidents over three decades, witnessing many of the 20th century’s biggest moments. The all-star cast runs deep with James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Minka Kelly as Jackie Kennedy, Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan, John Cusack as Richard Nixon and Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower. Really? Ike is Robin Williams? Co-starring Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey and Cuba Gooding Jr. CHENNAI EXPRESS ***G Not Rated, AMC Regency A young man wants to honor his grandfather, whose last wish was to have his ashes strewn in the waters of the holy city of Rameshwaram. The Bollywood hit stars Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan. In Hindi and Tamil. THE CONJURING **G@ Rated R Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) and her husband Ed (Patrick Wilson) have investigated paranormal occurrences a long time, but when they get called to a farmhouse in the middle of nowhere, they encounter their most horrifying case. A family desperately needs help before violent ghosts destroy them. DESPICABLE ME 2 **G@ Rated PG Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) is back as a heinous villain who becomes a spy. Gru morphs from villain to dad to raise three adopted daughters, hitting the dating scene to find a suitable mom. Three Minions (voiced by co-director Pierre Coffin) again steal the whole thing. ELYSIUM ***@ Rated R The year is 2154, and Earth, where the 99 percenters live, is a mess. The air is polluted and garbage is everywhere. Meanwhile, the aristocrats live on Elysium, a circular spaceship oasis just outside Earth’s atmosphere. It’s a perfect, idyllic structure, made to look like the paradises of yesteryear. Max (Matt Damon) is planning to take down Elysium and bring equality to Earth in the dystopian sci-fi from director Neill Blomkamp (“District 9”). FRUITVALE STATION **** Rated R It’s the true story of Oscar Grant (Oscar-worthy Michael B. Jordan) who was killed in an altercation with police at Fruitvale, a BART stop in San Francisco’s Bay Area on New Year’s Eve 2008. Grant died just as he was making resolutions to turn his life around. Co-starring Octavia Spencer and Chad Michael Murray. GROWN UPS 2 G@@@ Rated PG-13 Lenny (Adam Sandler) learns crazy follows everywhere when he moves his family back to his hometown to be with friends Marcus (David Spade), Kurt (Chris Rock) and Eric (Kevin James). The four adults relive the last day of school through their kids’ experiences. THE HEAT *G@@ Rated R Uptight FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) and foul-mouthed Boston cop Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) are 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 clichés. JOBS **@@ Rated PG-13 • Opens Aug. 16 The biopic examines how Steve Jobs (Ashton Kutcher), an entrepreneur and innovator way ahead of his time, built Apple into the most prolific company in the world. Directed by Joshua Michael Stern, “Jobs” also stars Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad (as Steve Wozniak), Lukas Haas, Matthew Modine and J.K. Simmons. KEVIN HART: LET ME EXPLAIN **G@ Rated R The versatile comedian toured last year; this performance was at Madison Square Garden.

KICK-ASS 2 Rated R • Opens Aug. 16 Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and a retired Hit-Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) return after having taken down a mob kingpin in the original. They’ve inspired other masked vigilantes to fight crime, including Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey). Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), bent on revenge for the death of his father, re-emerges as The Motherfucker with a host of henchmen targeting the “Kick-Ass” version of the Justice League (Marvel fans, read: The Avengers). MONSTERS UNIVERSITY ***@ Rated G Pixar rolls out a 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. Co-starring Steve Buscemi, Nathan Fillion and Helen Mirren. ONLY GOD FORGIVES **@@ Rated R, Sun-Ray Cinema Julian (Ryan Gosling) runs a boxing club and smuggling ring based out of Bangkok. When his brother Billy (Tom Burke) is murdered, their mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) comes from London to get the body, and Julian seeks revenge. PACIFIC RIM ***@ Rated PG-13 With millions of lives lost and resources depleted, the war continues against giant monsters that rose from the seas. Two unlikely heroes must drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger, a massive robot that was a special weapon in the past. The action-adventure is directed by Guillermo del Toro. PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS **@@ Rated PG The sequel opens with Percy (Logan Lerman), Annabeth (Alexandra Daddario) and Grover (Brandon T. Jackson) living at Camp Half-Blood, the only place where demigods can exist in peace. Or so they think. They’re forced on an adventure to recover the Golden Fleece, which is located in – you guessed it – the Sea of Monsters (aka the Bermuda Triangle). PLANES **@@ Rated PG Watching this Disney movie, you quickly realize you liked it better the first and second times you saw it when it was called “Cars,” then “Cars 2.” “Planes” was made by DisneyToon Studios, which ordinarily works on straight-tovideo sequels such as “Tarzan II” and “Cinderella III: A Twist in Time.” The film, only moderately and occasionally funny, does offer a nice message of believing you can do more than what you think you’re capable of, but ultimately “Planes” sputters when it needs to soar. RED 2 ***@ Rated PG-13 Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) is retired from his busy days as a black-ops CIA operative, but he’s getting the old gang back together one more time. That’s Marvin (John Malkovich) and Sarah (Mary-Louise Parker) and they’re all up against hired killers, terrorists and powerful 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, Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren. R.I.P.D. *G@@ Rated PG-13 Hot shot detective Nick Walker (Ryan Reynolds) was killed in the line of duty, so he’s now eligible to join the Rest in Peace Department. New partner Roy (Jeff Bridges) is a veteran sheriff with a knack for spotting a fugitive soul in disguise. SMURFS 2 *G@@ Rated PG At it again, the Smurfs enter the humans’ world to help Smurfette (Katy Perry) escape Gargamel (Hank Azaria). Gargamel has created the Naughties to help him harness Smurf-essence, but he discovers the only way to get it is through a spell only Smurfette knows. STORIES WE TELL ***G Rated PG-13 • Opens Aug. 16, Sun-Ray Cinema Sarah Polley directs the docudrama that examines truth and how a family of storytellers reveals their secrets while telling

different versions of their history. The film aims to get at the “elusive nature of truth and memory.”

How do atheists, humanists, and freethinkers (nonbelievers in an afterlife) handle deaths of loved ones and deal with the consolations of believers?

“How Atheists, Freethinkers, and Humanists Deal with Death and Religious Consolations”

TURBO **@@ Rated PG Theo, a garden snail (voiced by Ryan Reynolds) suffers a freak accident that turns fortunate – he might now be so fast, he could win the Indy 500. Co-starring Samuel L. Jackson, Bill Hader, Snoop Lion and Maya Rudolph.

Dr. Hull shares his deeply personal experience in this exact situation and reveals his surprising conclusions. ____________________________

THE WAY, WAY BACK ***G Rated PG-13 Duncan (Liam James) is a 14-year-old too awkward to fit in until he meets a few adults who bring him into adulthood. After his mom drags him away from home to live at her boyfriend’s beach house for the summer, he begins working at a waterpark. Here Duncan meets some folks who help him be less of an outcast during the roughest teenage years and transform him into a man.

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WE’RE THE MILLERS ***@ Rated R Small-time drug dealer David (Jason Sudeikis) uses the “perfect family” façade after he’s offered $100,000 to bring back “a little bit” of weed from Mexico. The perfect family includes stripper Rose (Jennifer Aniston), likable latchkey teenager Kenny (Will Poulter) and homeless teen Casey (Emma Roberts). Sudeikis delivers great one-liners and Aniston unfurls another edgy/sexy/funny performance in the same vein as her role in “Horrible Bosses.” THE WOLVERINE ***@ Rated PG-13 Logan (Hugh Jackman) learns that being a warrior without a cause isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. When he gets called to Japan, he begins a journey to face his own mortality. WORLD WAR Z **@@ Rated PG-13 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.


6:30 p.m. at the

Unitarian Universalist Church 7405 Arlington Expy, Jax 32211 ____________________________

presented by

Richard T. Hull, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy, SUNY Buffalo, Editor, Author, Bioethicist, and Humanist

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SUMMER MOVIE CLASSICS The annual series continues with “Charade,” starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, screened 2 p.m. Aug. 18 at The Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Downtown, 355-2787. Tickets are $7.50; $45 for a movie card. AMC SUMMER NIGHTS The series benefitting the Autism Society concludes with “Oblivion” Aug. 14 at AMC Regency and AMC Orange Park, $3, COMPUTER CHESS Written and directed by Andrew Bujalski, the comedy follows a man-vs.-machine chess tournament in the 1980s. It’s screened Aug. 19 at Sun-Ray Cinema, MOVIES BY THE BAY Ripley’s St. Augustine and St. Augustine Municipal Marina continue the free series with “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” Aug. 14, wrapping up with “Singing in the Rain” Aug. 16 on the marina green space beside Bayfront Mini Golf, 111 Avenida Menendez, facebook. com/saintaugustineripleys. WORLD GOLF HALL OF FAME IMAX THEATRE “Elysium: The IMAX Experience” is screened along with “The Last Reef 3D” and “Flight of the Butterflies 3D” at World Golf Hall of Fame Village IMAX Theatre, 1 World Golf Place, St. Augustine, 940-IMAX, “Great White Shark 3D” and “Tornado Alley 3D” open Aug. 23. LATITUDE CINEGRILLE “Epic,” “Fast & Furious 6” and “Man of Steel” are showing at Latitude 30 CineGrille, 10370 Philips Highway, Southside, 365-5555. 

AREA THEATERS AMELIA ISLAND Carmike 7, 1132 S. 14th St., Fernandina Beach, 261-9867 ARLINGTON & REGENCY AMC Regency 24, 9451 Regency Square Blvd., 264-3888 BAYMEADOWS & MANDARIN Regal Avenues 20, 9525 Philips Highway, 538-3889 BEACHES Regal Beach Blvd. 18, 14051 Beach Blvd., 992-4398 FIVE POINTS Sun-Ray Cinema@5Points, 1028 Park St., 359-0047 GREEN COVE SPRINGS Clay Theatre, 326 Walnut St., 284-9012

NORTHSIDE Regal 14, River City Marketplace, 12884 City Ctr. Blvd., 757-9880 ORANGE PARK AMC Orange Park 24, 1910 Wells Road, (888) AMC-4FUN Carmike 12, 1820 Town Center Blvd., Fleming Island, 621-0221 SAN MARCO San Marco Theatre, 1996 San Marco Blvd., 396-4845 SOUTHSIDE Cinemark Tinseltown, 4535 Southside Blvd., 998-2122 ST. AUGUSTINE Epic Theatres, 112 Theatre Drive, 797-5757 IMAX Theater, World Golf Village, 940-IMAX Pot Belly’s, 36 Granada St., 829-3101

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Reasons to leave the house this week

Veteran actresses celebrated as the “grand dames of the Alhambra” by executive director Tod Booth star in this comedy with dramatic elements detailing the yearly reunion of five Southern women. Their eccentricities are often outrageous, but relatable in a production often compared to “Steel Magnolias.” Aug. 14-Sept. 15 – doors 6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m. for Saturday matinees, noon for Sunday matinees – Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside, $46-$53, 641-1212, Photo: Tiara Photography


The two-day music festival celebrates 18 years and more than 2,100 concerts at the Hill. Sixteen bands are in the lineup, headlined by Christian rockers The City Harmonic and Sent by Ravens. House of Heroes, Kaliyl, Sumerlin, Set Apart, Quiet Science, Me & The Trinity, Doubting Benefit, Tell Tale Heart and I Am Endseeker (pictured) are set to join them. 7-11 p.m. Aug. 16 and 2:30-11 p.m. Aug. 17, Murray Hill Theatre, 932 Edgewood Ave., Murray Hill, $16-$20 for one day, $30 for both, 388-7807,



Alien Ant Farm (pictured), Fuel and Hoobastank roll into Duval on their 32-city tour they call a “traveling party.” Two-time Grammy nominees AAF have been working on a new album, “Always and Forever,” Fuel’s working on a 2013 album “Puppet Strings,” and Hoobastank is still smelling the success of 2012’s “Fight or Flight.” Alt-rock duo Local H plays the Jacksonville show. 6 p.m. Aug. 20, Brewster’s Roc Bar, 845 University Blvd. N., Arlington, $25 ($65 VIP), 223-9850,

When Lettuce (pictured) dropped its third album – “Fly!” – in 2012, the seven-piece band celebrated 20 years since first playing together as students at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Back then, the band derived its name from its habit of begging for gigs with the common refrain: “Let us play.” Now it’s their fans who beg for the funk. Crescent City’s EarPhunk opens. 8 p.m. Aug. 19, 1904 Music Hall, 19 N. Ocean St., Downtown, $18-$20, 434-3475,


Six overachieving adolescents – played by adults – vie for the spelling championship in this musical comedy with adult subject matter. The quirky spelling contestants are in the midst of puberty and the adults managing them have their own issues in the comedy that scored six Tony nods for its Broadway run. 8 p.m. Aug. 15-17, 22-24, 28-31 and 2 p.m. Aug. 25, Amelia Community Theatre, 209 Cedar St., Fernandina Beach, $10 - $20, 261-6749, 20 | | AUGUST 14-20, 2013


Douglas Anderson School of the Arts graduates Mark, Phillip and Shannon Estlund return to Jacksonville for a family group exhibit – “Out of Nowhere.” The exhibit, including Phillip Estlund’s “Disaster” (pictured), is part of CoRK Arts District’s artist-in-residence program. Reception 6-10 p.m. Aug. 16, open by appointment through August (, CoRK, 2689 Rosselle St., Riverside,

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Black Kids return to the road after an extended hiatus BLACK KIDS with PERSONNES, KIDS 8 p.m. Aug. 17 Underbelly, 113 E. Bay St., Downtown Tickets: $13 353-6067,



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hen Black Kids take the stage at Underbelly, topping a bill that includes Personnes and Kids, it will have been a while since their last show in the United States. “If I’m not mistaken, I think our last show was July 2011 at Jack Rabbits, on a breezy night filled with the scent of Red Bull,” said keyboardist/ vocalist Ali Gabut Youngblood, writing from the joint email account shared by the group. “It was great. I was strangely nervous,” added her brother, lead singer/guitarist Reggie Youngblood. What Black Kids accomplished in their first three years as a band raised the bar to a level even pole vaulter Sergey Bubka would balk at. The quartet already qualifies as one of the great stories of the local music scene, and the methods by which that happened will be noted by other musicians for years to come. They were among the first wave of American bands to effectively monetize their digital footprint, using social media and sites like Bandcamp, Soundcloud, iTunes, Spotify and Kickstarter to augment old-fashioned networking and traditional media to develop a practical business model that could be easily replicated, allowing new musicians to ply their trade on their own terms, engaging fans directly, independent of external structures. Their acclaimed 2007 EP “Wizard of 2013Ahhhs” drew them right into the vortex of indie-rock stardom, propelled by the single “I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You.” With strong press from influential outlets like Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and BBC Radio 1, they punched their own tickets onto the festival circuit and made their name as a band that summer. They signed with Columbia Records, released the “Partie Traumatic” LP in 2008, received an A- from rock critic Robert Christgau, made best-of lists at Spin, NME, the UK Guardian and the New York Post, which ranked it No. 4, played CMJ, Coachella, Big Day Out and Glastonbury. And then they took a break. The usual crazy rock rumors floated — all false. Bassist Owen Holmes (aka Owen Cohen) has always been a jack of all trades; he did radio and TV work in a past incarnation as a reporter for Folio Weekly, where he played a significant role in advancing the debate on climate-change in this region. He migrated to Brooklyn and began working on his upcoming debut LP, “A


BE A KID AGAIN See a video of Reggie Youngblood’s newest song, “Taylor Swift” at

Prayer for Owen Cohen,” which also features Black Kids drummer Kevin Snow, who recently became a father. “My state of mind with my own music is ‘I want to be [Divine Comedy frontman] Neil Hannon’; my state of mind with Black Kids is ‘I want to be [The Smiths bassist] Andy Rourke,’ ” Holmes said. All the while, the band has been methodically putting together material for their second album, which is being recorded by Jesse Mangum in Athens, Ga. “I kind of think of it like this: Black Kids = keyboards. Solo = no keyboards,” said Reggie Youngblood, who tends to take the lead in what is ultimately a fairly collaborative songwriting process. “The newest BK material (because we did make an album, then scrapped it) is something we can be proud of,” said Ali Youngblood, who also does solo work, as Badminton. “We at first tried to write songs as a whole. We sorely realized it’s best to do it like we did the first time, let Reggie write the skeleton of the songs.” Reggie Youngblood’s been piling up solo material as well, “basically an ode to the power pop that I love: Matthew Sweet, Teenage Fanclub, Tobin Sprout, Big Star, Sloan … er, Ginblossoms.” He’s also working as a DJ, which makes for the occasional awkward moment with fans: “Occasionally, people will request a BK jam, and I politely decline. Don’t look good. Besides, I’d rather play some KWS ‘Please Don’t Go’ or KLF — which is basically the template for all our songs.” The mini-tour begins at Underbelly Aug. 17, then proceeds through Atlanta, Raleigh, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Boston before ending with two nights in New York City, in venues Holmes is already well familiar with: “Mercury Lounge, being in Manhattan, is fancy, and a draft beer probably costs $7; Glasslands, being in Brooklyn, is not fancy, and a draft beer probably costs $6. Glasslands happens to be where Gospel Music (my other other band) has had its best show, a couple years ago.” As the band and its members initiate this next phase of their careers, it makes perfect sense that the tour begins where everything began. “We’ve had great experiences in all these cities and expect more of the same,” Youngblood said. “But Jax is going to rule, duh.”  Shelton Hull

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MUSIC BY THE SEA: Jimmy Parrish & the Ocean Waves The free concert series continues 7-9 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Pier & Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. FA CafĂŠ offers samples, 347-8007. JEREMIAH CYMERMAN The Experimental Arts Union of Florida presents the electronics artist/clarinetist, 8 p.m. Aug. 14 at Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 101 W. First St., Downtown, $10, 356-2992. AFTER THE FACT, SONS OF HIPPIES, OPIATE EYES, FAYROY Fort Myers ska punk band headlines Aug. 14 at Underbelly, 113 E. Bay St., Downtown, $13, 353-6067. CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA The Grapes of Roth hit the stage 7 p.m. Aug. 15 under the oaks at Plaza de la ConstituciĂłn, between Cathedral Place and King Street, St. Augustine. The free concerts continue through Sept. 2; bring lounge chairs, alcohol is prohibited. K.FLAY, SIRAH The female rapper grabs the mic, 8 p.m. Aug. 15 at Jack Rabbits, 1528 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, $10, 398-7496. BEACH WEATHER, EDWARD APPLEBY Ambient indie rock, 9 p.m. Aug. 15 at 1904 Music Hall, 19 N. Ocean St., Downtown, free, 434-3475. VICTORIA JUSTICE, MAX SCHNEIDER The pop star known for her part in Nickelodeon’s “Victoriousâ€? appears 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A S., St. Augustine, $45.10-$73.75, 209-0367. JOSH GRACIN The country heartthrob struts on stage, 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at Mavericks at the Landing, 2 Independent Drive, Downtown, $7.50, 356-1110. PRIDELESS, PRIMITIVE HARD DRIVE, EVICTION, RULE NUMBER 6, COWBOYS AND INDIANS FROM THE FUTURE The band fuses rock, ska, reggae and punk, 8 p.m. Aug. 16 at 1904 Music Hall, 19 N. Ocean St., Downtown, $5, 434-3475. TREESIDE, TREES SETTING FIRE Alternative rock, 8 p.m. Aug. 16 at Freebird Live, 200 N. First St., Jax Beach, $8, 246-2473. BLACK CAT BONES Blues-rock group, Aug. 16 at Mojo No. 4, 3572 St. Johns Ave., Avondale, 381-6670. 7 STREET BAND Alternative rock favorites arrive Aug. 16 at Mojo Old City BBQ, 5 Cordova St., St. Augustine, 342-5264. FOR THOSE LIKE US, A MATTER OF HONOR, LOST IN THE MIDDLE Fusion of metalcore and rock ’n’ roll, 8 p.m. Aug. 16 at Jack Rabbits, 1528 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, $8, 398-7496. STRAIGHT LINE STITCH, MANNA ZEN, BLEEDING IN STEREO, GET OUT DRIVER, SONS NOT BEGGARS, VITAMIN Hardcore metal, 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at Brewster’s Roc Bar, 845 University Blvd. N., Arlington, $10, 223-9850. MURRAY HILL THEATRE 18TH ANNIVERSARY FEST: Kaliyl, TellTale Heart, Quiet Science, Doubting Benefit, Sumerlin, I Am Endseeker Musical commemoration highlighting the venue’s 18 years in business, 7 p.m. Aug. 16 and 2:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at Murray Hill Theatre, 932 Edgewood Ave., Murray Hill, $16-$30, 388-7807. BLACK KIDS The local indie pop band tours the U.S. for the first time in more than two years, 8 p.m. Aug. 17 at Underbelly, 113 E. Bay St., Downtown, $13, 353-6067. RHYTHM REMEDY The acoustic melodies start Aug. 17 at Mojo No. 4, 3572 St. Johns Ave., Avondale, 381-6670. OH NO! St. Augustine favorites hit the stage Aug. 17 at Mojo Old City BBQ, 5 Cordova St., St. Augustine, 342-5264.



Indie rock band A Great Big Pile of Leaves — Matt Fazzi (from left), Tyler Soucy, Tucker Yaro and Pete Weiland — want to make you jump with Sainthood Reps and Sugar Glyder dropping in for support Aug. 18 at Jack Rabbits in San Marco. Photo: Shervin Lainez MY GETAWAY, PARKRIDGE, WINTER WAVE, A WAY WITHOUT This alternative band has the engine running, 8 p.m. Aug. 17 at Jack Rabbits, 1528 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, $5, 398-7496. SHEFFIELD CREW, SIDEREAL Rock/reggae group, 8 p.m. Aug. 18 at The Standard, 200 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, $6, 274-2090. MOBB DEEP The rap act hits the stage 8 p.m. Aug. 18 at Brewster’s Megaplex, 845 University Blvd. N., Arlington, $25, 223-9850. A GREAT BIG PILE OF LEAVES, SAINTHOOD REPS, SUGAR GLYDER Indie rockers settle down, 8 p.m. Aug. 18 at Jack Rabbits, 1528 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, $8, 398-7496. SHADOWS OF VIBRATE, COOL PERSON, CAYS, ASCETIC, WAVE TEMPLES, SCARED RABBITS Local bands perform 8 p.m. Aug. 18 at CoRK Arts District, 2689 Rosselle St., Riverside, free, LETTUCE, EARPHUNK Jam bands, 8 p.m. Aug. 19 at 1904 Music Hall, 19 N. Ocean St., Downtown, $18, 434-3475.

TRANSPOSE, AMONGST THE FORGOTTEN, GROSS EVOLUTION, BORN The rapper snatches the mic, 8 p.m. Aug. 19 at Jack Rabbits, 1528 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, $5, 398-7496. THE BIG NIGHT OUT: FUEL, HOOBASTANK, ALIEN ANT FARM, LOCAL H The rock show starts 6 p.m. Aug. 20 at Brewster’s Roc Bar, 845 University Blvd. N., Arlington, $25, 223-9850. ALEXANDER & THE GRAPES The blend of rock, indie, folk and pop is performed 8 p.m. Aug. 21 at Burro Bar, 100 E. Adams St., Downtown, $5, 677-2977. ASCEND THE HILL, THE WALKING TREE, LEAST OF THESE The indie worship artists appear 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at Murray Hill Theatre, 932 Edgewood Ave., Murray Hill, $8, 388-7807. MUSIC BY THE SEA: Smokin’ Mirrors The free concert series continues 7-9 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Pier & Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. Ripe Bistro offers its fare 347-8007.

















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KISSING CANDACE/ASKMEIFCARE/LEGIT UPCOMINGS 9-26: Gramatik/Ex Mag 9-28: Zach Deputy/Big Something 9-30: Sick Puppies 10-2: Greensky Bluegrass 10-10: Frightened Rabbit 10-11: Mayday Parade 10-18: They Might Be Giants 10-25: Built to Spill 10-26: Robert Randolph & the Family Band 11-6: EOTO

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Even with Nickelodeon’s “Victorious” canceled, Victoria Justice still claims to be winning, Aug. 16 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.


SLIGHTLY STOOPID, ATMOSPHERE, THE BUDOS BAND, THE GROUCH & ELIGH, TRIBAL SEEDS Aug. 22, St. Augustine Amphitheatre PARMALEE Aug. 22, Mavericks at the Landing DARLING PARADE Aug. 22, Jack Rabbits LADIES WITH LYRICS: JULIE DURDEN, LAUREN LAPOINTE, PAMELA AFFONTI Aug. 22, European Street Café San Marco CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA: Morris Duenow Aug. 22, Plaza de la Constitución SOSOS Aug. 22, Underbelly JUMPING SHIP, DENIED TIL DEATH, LEPROSY, THE GROYNOODLE Aug. 23, Freebird Live THOMAS WYNN & THE BELIEVERS Aug. 23, The Standard BAY STREET BAND Aug. 23, Mojo No. 4

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STARKE BIKE FEST: Mustang Sally, Moccasin Creek Aug. 23-24, Downtown Starke ROB PECK Aug. 23, Mojo Old City BBQ JARS OF CLAY Aug. 23, Murray Hill Theatre MICKEY AVALON Aug. 23, Jack Rabbits CONRAD OBERG Aug. 23, Mojo Kitchen THE FRITZ, JASON LAMAR & THE RIG Aug. 23, 1904 Music Hall ORANGE AIR, CRASH THE SATELLITES Aug. 23, Underbelly TWIZTID, LEGIT Aug. 23, Brewster’s Roc Bar WILL HARDEN Aug. 23, Skate Station THE 1911s Aug. 24, Mojo No. 4 THREE-PIECE BAND Aug. 24, Mojo Old City BBQ IVORY LOUNGE CD RELEASE PARTY Aug. 24, Underbelly ROYAL TAILOR, AUSTIN ADAMEC Aug. 24, Murray Hill Theatre YANKEE SLICKERS Aug. 24, Freebird Live ROD MacDONALD Aug. 24, European Street Café Southside THE FRITZ, CHROMA Aug. 24, 1904 Music Hall JASON & THE PUNKNECKS, MUDTOWN, COUGAR BARREL Aug. 25, Burro Bar TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCE, STAGES AND STEREOS, PAPER STATES Aug. 26, Jack Rabbits BACKSTREET BOYS Aug. 26, Veterans Memorial Arena CARNAGE Aug. 28, Pure Nightclub 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 MIKE DILLON BAND, STONE IRIS Aug. 29, 1904 Music Hall BREATHE CAROLINA, T MILLS, THE READY SET Aug. 29, Freebird Live FANTASIA Aug. 29, The Florida Theatre THE DANGEROUS SUMMER, TOMMY & THE HIGH PILOTS, RARE MONK, BREAKING LACES, THINK HAPPY THOUGHTS Aug. 29, Jack Rabbits ASKMEIFICARE Aug. 29, Shantytown Pub BALLYHOO!, KAYAVIBE, WAIT FOR GREEN Aug. 29, The Original Café Eleven A FRAGILE TOMORROW, TODD BAKER Aug. 29, Underbelly BLUES LIGHTNING Aug. 30, Mojo Old City BBQ IRATION, THROUGH THE ROOTS, FORTUNATE YOUTH, MICAH BROWN Aug. 30, Freebird Live

DUVAL MIC SKILLZ FREESTYLE BATTLE Aug. 30, Burro Bar WRETCHED, ANTIBIOTIC, ALLEGAEON, DENIED TIL DEATH Aug. 30, Jack Rabbits SMOKESTACK Aug. 30, Mojo No. 4 THE DOG APOLLO, FLAGSHIP, WEEKEND ATLAS Aug. 31, Freebird Live ROOTZ UNDERGROUND, ROOT OF ALL, I-VIBES Aug. 31, The Standard MC CHRIS, DR. AWAKWARD, JESSE DANGEROUSLY, TRIBE ONE Aug. 31, Jack Rabbits CANARY IN THE COALMINE Aug. 31, Mojo No. 4 BIG COUNTRY Aug. 31, Brewster’s Roc Bar THOMAS WYNN & THE BELIEVERS Aug. 31, Underbelly ORANGE AIR, NORTHE, DR. SIRBROTHER Aug. 31, 1904 Music Hall IVAN NEVILLE’S DUMPSTAPHUNK Sept. 1, Jack Rabbits MUSIC BY THE SEA: ET Swing Sept. 4, St. Augustine Beach Pier & Pavilion THE INDEPENDENTS Sept. 4, Jack Rabbits NEUROTIC NOVEMBER Sept. 5, Jack Rabbits ROADKILL GHOST CHOIR, ANTIQUE ANIMALS Sept. 6, Underbelly DARKHORSE SALOON Sept. 6, Jack Rabbits BLACK FLAG, GOOD FOR YOU Sept. 6, Brewster’s Megaplex THE REMAINS Sept. 7, Jack Rabbits EVICTION, PALM TREES & POWERLINES, STATE OF MIND, NOCTURNAL STATE OF MIND Sept. 7, Freebird Live VAGABOND SWING Sept. 7, Dog Star Tavern STEELY DAN Sept. 8, St. Augustine Amphitheatre RED Sept. 8, Murray Hill Theatre COLD CAVE Sept. 10, Jack Rabbits TRITONAL, TOPHER JONES Sept. 11, Pure DECEPTION OF A GHOST, INTO THE FLOOD Sept. 11, Jack Rabbits MUSIC BY THE SEA: Top Secret Band Sept. 11, St. Augustine Beach Pier & Pavilion HAILER Sept. 12, Underbelly RADICAL SOMETHING Sept. 13, Jack Rabbits GEORGE PORTER JR. & THE RUNNIN PARDNERS Sept. 13, Freebird Live FULL OF HELL, FRAMEWORKS Sept. 13, Atticus Bar AMB, ANYBODY KILLA Sept. 13, Brewster’s Roc Bar GENTLEMEN OF THE ROAD: Mumford & Sons, fun., Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, The Walkmen, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Willy Mason, Yacht Club DJS, The Vaccines, Justin Townes Earle, Half Moon Run, Those Darlins, Bear’s Den Sept. 13-14, Francis Field St. Augustine AMELIA ISLAND BLUES FESTIVAL: Mud Morganfield, Ana Popovic, Zac Harmon, John Nemeth, Albert Castiglia, Ben Prestage, Roger “Hurricane” Wilson & Shuffle Junkies, Josh Miller Band, Karl Davis Band, Blues in School Band Sept. 13-14, Centre Street & Harbor Front TROPIC THUNDER Sept. 14, Dog Star Tavern HOMEBOY SANDMAN, MEGA RAN, WILLIE EVANS JR., PATEN LOCKE, BIG BUCK$ CREW Sept. 14, 1904 Music Hall TIME SAWYER Sept. 14, Underbelly J.COLE, WALE Sept. 14, Times-Union Center WILD CHILD, WHISKEY SHIVERS Sept. 15, Jack Rabbits BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME Sept. 16, Brewster’s Megaplex OUTLAW NATION, D.O.B., FADED, PROPAGANJA, RISE AND SHINE, PART ONE TRIBE Sept. 16, Jack Rabbits DUBLIN CITY RAMBLERS Sept. 17, Culhane’s Irish Pub CLUTCH, THE SWORD, CROBOT Sept. 17, Freebird Live TITLE FIGHT, BALANCE AND COMPOSURE, CRUEL HAND Sept. 18, Brewster’s Roc Bar MUSIC BY THE SEA: Beach Street A Go-Go Sept. 18, St. Augustine Beach Pier & Pavilion BAM MARGERA as F*CKFACE UNSTOPPABLE, HED PE, KISSING CANDLES Sept. 19, Freebird Live THE GARAGE: DOC LINK, LIL BILL, DORIAN THE PERCUSSIONIST Sept. 21, 1904 Music Hall WHY?, ASTRONAUTALIS Sept. 21, Jack Rabbits TOMMY WOMACK & BEN REEL Sept. 21, Underbelly SAUL CONRAD Sept. 21, Burro Bar REBELUTION, COLLIE BUDDZ, ZION-I Sept. 22, St. Augustine Amphitheatre BROWNBIRD RUDY RELIC, MUDTOWN, LONEWOLF OMB Sept. 22, Burro Bar SOMO Sept. 22, Jack Rabbits ILL NINO Sept. 24, Brewster’s Roc Bar THE CHOP TOPS Sept. 24, Jack Rabbits O’BROTHER, NATIVE, DAYLIGHT, R-DENT Sept. 25, Brewster’s Megaplex MUSIC BY THE SEA: Navy Dixieland Jazz Sept. 25, St. Augustine Beach Pier & Pavilion JACUZZI BOYS, QUEEN BEEF Sept. 25, Nobby’s PRETTY RECKLESS Sept. 25, Jack Rabbits COLIN HAY Sept. 26, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall RICK SPRINGFIELD, GARRETT ON ACOUSTIC Sept. 26, The Florida Theatre BLACKBERRY SMOKE Sept. 26, Mavericks STRFKR, CHROME SPARKS Sept. 26, Jack Rabbits GRAMATIK Sept. 26, Freebird Live DEREK MINOR Sept. 27, Murray Hill Theatre

Live Music IAMDYNAMITE Sept. 27, Jack Rabbits NAIA KETE, NATE ENGEL, JENNI REID Sept. 29, Jack Rabbits SICK PUPPIES, RED LIGHT KING, CHARMING LIARS Sept. 30, Freebird Live GREENSKY BLUEGRASS, FRUITION Oct. 2, Freebird Live THE MANTRAS Oct. 2, 1904 Music Hall BRIAN WILSON, JEFF BECK, AL JARDINE, DAVID MARKS Oct. 3, St. Augustine Amphitheatre ELLEN JEWELL Oct. 4, Underbelly CITY & COLOUR Oct. 4, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall SOUNDS ON CENTRE: Ben Prestage Oct. 4, Centre Street, Fernandina Beach THE BLACK CROWES Oct. 5, St. Augustine Amphitheatre JACKSONVILLE ORIGINAL MUSIC FESTIVAL Oct. 5, The Landing, 1904 Music Hall, Underbelly JAAP BLONK, JEB BISHOP Oct. 7, Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville FRIGHTENED RABBIT Oct. 10, Freebird Live TWITCHING TOUNGES, TURNSTILE, DOWNPRESSER Oct. 10, Atticus Bar LAUREN MANN & THE FAIRLY ODD FOLK Oct. 10, Jack Rabbits MAYDAY PARADE Oct. 11, Freebird Live JONNY CRAIG, KYLE LUCAS, HEARTS & HANDS Oct. 11, Jack Rabbits AARON CARTER Oct. 14, Jack Rabbits INDIA.ARIE Oct. 17, The Florida Theatre DIZZY WRIGHT, EMILIO ROJAS, MARCUS MOODY Oct. 18, 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 REVEREND HORTON HEAT, WAYNE “THE TRAIN� HANCOCK Oct. 24, Jack Rabbits SWITCHFOOT Oct. 24, The Florida Theatre WE CAME AS ROMANS Oct. 24, Brewster’s Megaplex THE MAIN SQUEEZE Oct. 25, 1904 Music Hall NEKO CASE Oct. 25, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall PEACH KELLI POP, COLLEEN GREEN, THE MEMORIES, WHITE FANG, GUANTANAMO BAYWATCH, QUEEN BEEF, THE MOLD, THE PREMADONNASAURS Oct. 25, Nobby’s BUILT TO SPILL Oct. 25, Freebird Live MIKE STUD Oct. 26, 1904 Music Hall JOHN FOGERTY Oct. 26, St. Augustine Amphitheatre FREEDY JOHNSTON Oct. 26, Underbelly OTEP, NEW YEAR’S DAY, STOLEN BABIES Oct. 27, Brewster’s Roc Bar MICHAEL BUBLE Oct. 29, Veterans Memorial Arena ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL Oct. 29, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall ALICE COOPER Oct. 29, The Florida Theatre KURT VILE & THE VIOLATORS, BEACH FOSSILS Oct. 31, Jack Rabbits SENSES FAIL Oct. 31, Brewster’s Roc Bar AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR, THIS TOWN NEEDS GUNS, MYLETS Nov. 1, Jack Rabbits HUGH LAURIE & THE COPPER BOTTOM BAND Nov. 2, The Florida Theatre WIDESPREAD PANIC Nov. 6, Times-Union Center EOTO Nov. 6, Freebird Live LEA BERTUCCI Nov. 6, Karpeles Manuscript Museum FRANK TURNER & THE SLEEPING SOULS Nov. 6, Jack Rabbits TATSUYA NAKATANI, EUGENE CHADBOURNE Nov. 7, Sun-Ray Cinema MICHAEL FRANTI, SPEARHEAD Nov. 7, Freebird Live THE PIANO GUYS Nov. 7, The Florida Theatre THREE DOG NIGHT Nov. 8, The Florida Theatre

CHRIS KNIGHT Nov. 8, Jack Rabbits PASSION PIT, THE TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB, THE JOY FORMIDABLE, ST. LUCIA Nov. 8, St. Augustine Amphitheatre MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER, MARTINA McBRIDE Nov. 9, Veterans Memorial Arena OLD CITY MUSIC FEST: KANSAS, UNCLE KRACKER, JOHN ANDERSON, MORGAN FRAZIER, BUSH HAWG Nov. 10, St. Augustine Flea Market GUNGOR Nov. 12, Murray Hill Theatre GOITSE BAND Nov. 12, Culhane’s Irish Pub SPYRO GYRA Nov. 15, The Florida Theatre PETE DONNELLY, JUSTON STENS Nov. 15, Underbelly JOHN DENVER: A ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH CONCERT Nov. 19, The Florida Theatre STRAIGHT NO CHASER Nov. 20, The Florida Theatre RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH Nov. 22, The Florida Theatre JOHNNY MARR Nov. 24, Freebird Live BONNIE RAITT Nov. 29, The Florida Theatre THE IRISH TENORS: FINBAR WRIGHT, ANTHONY KEARNS, RONAN TYNAN Dec. 1, The Florida Theatre NATE WOOLEY, CHRIS CORSANO Dec. 4, Karpeles Manuscript Museum CHEAP TRICK Dec. 6, The Florida Theatre SHEMEKIA COPELAND Dec. 8, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall MERCY GIRL Dec. 14, Murray Hill Theatre NEW DAY, THE SENSES, JUG OR NOT, APPALACHIAN DEATH TRAP Dec. 14, Jack Rabbits MICHAEL McDONALD: THIS CHRISTMAS Dec. 17, The Florida Theatre PETER WHITE CHRISTMAS with RICK BRAUN, MINDI ABAIR Dec. 18, The Florida Theatre ANDREW ALTMAN CHRISTMAS JAM Dec. 21, Dog Star Tavern GRANDPA’S COUGH MEDICINE, CORBITT BROTHERS BAND Dec. 31, Freebird Live NATALIE MERCHANT Jan. 11, The Florida Theatre ABBA THE CONCERT Jan. 16, The Florida Theatre MARCIA BALL & HER BAND Jan. 18, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK Jan. 21, The Florida Theatre SHAWN COLVIN Jan. 24, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall MERLE HAGGARD Feb. 1, The Florida Theatre

DARLENE LOVE Feb. 13, The Florida Theatre KENNY LOGGINS Feb. 14, The Florida Theatre THE IRISH ROVERS Feb. 15, The Florida Theatre TIM DAISY, MIKOAJ TRZASKA Feb. 17, Karpeles Manuscript Museum THE TEMPTATIONS, THE FOUR TOPS Feb. 20, The Florida Theatre


CAFE KARIBO, 27 N. Third St., 277-5269 Live music in the courtyard 6 p.m. every Fri. & Sat., 5 p.m. every Sun. DOG STAR TAVERN, 10 N. Second St., 277-8010 Fat Pepper 8 p.m. Aug. 15. Wisecrackers 9:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Soul Gravy 9:30 p.m. Aug. 17. Move Like Attis 6 p.m. Aug. 21. Working Class Stiff with real vinyl 8 p.m. every Tue. 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 Whetherman 6 p.m. Aug. 17. Dan Voll 7-10 p.m. every Fri. Live music every weekend HAMMERHEAD, 2045 S. Fletcher Rd., 491-7783 Buck Smith, Jim Barcaro every Thur. DAVID’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE, 802 Ash St., 310-6049 John Springer every Tue.-Wed. Aaron Bing every Fri.-Sat. 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 every Thur.-Sat. THE PALACE SALOON, 117 Centre St., 491-3332 Wes Cobb 9:30 p.m. Aug. 14. JC Hornsby 9:30 p.m. Aug. 15. Even Steven & the Trunk 9:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Paul Ivey 3:30 p.m., Dirty Pete 9:30 p.m. Aug. 17. Schnockered 9:30 p.m. Aug. 18. JC Hornsby 9:30 p.m. Aug. 19. Wes Cobb every Wed. DJs every Fri. & Sat. Schnockered every Sun. Buck Smith Project Band every Tue. Sheffield’s: Katie Fair 6-10 every Tue. Gary Ross 6-10 p.m. every Wed. Decades Band 6-10 p.m. every Thur. PLAE, 80 Amelia Circle, Amelia Island Plantation, 277-2132 Gary Ross 7-11 p.m. every Thur.-Sat. THE SURF, 3199 S. Fletcher Ave., 261-5711 Brenna Vick 1 p.m. Aug. 18. Live music every weekend

WEDNESDAY Pat Rose THURSDAY Rough Mix FRIDAY & SATURDAY Bush Doctors SUNDAY The Druids Atlantic Blvd. at the Ocean "UMBOUJD#FBDIt

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BREWSTER’S MEGAPLEX/PIT/ROC BAR/THE EDGE, 845 University Blvd. N., 223-9850 Straight Line Stitch, Manna Zen, Bleeding in Stereo, Get Out Driver, Sons Not Beggars, Vitamin 7 p.m. Aug. 16. City Limits, Mobb Deep 9 p.m. Aug. 18. Big Night Out: Fuel, Hoobastank, Lit, Alien Ant Farm, Stayne Thee Angel 6 p.m. Aug. 20. Live music every Wed.-Sat. MVP’S SPORTS GRILLE, 12777 Atlantic Blvd., 221-1090 Live music 9 p.m. every Fri. & Sat.


BLUE FISH, 3551 St. Johns Ave., 387-0700 Paul Haftel 8 p.m. every other Fri. upstairs in Elevated Avondale 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 DJ Keith Karaoke every Tue. DJ Free every Fri. DJ SuZi-Rok every Mon. MOJO NO. 4, 3572 St. Johns Ave., 381-6670 Black Cat Bones 10 p.m. Aug. 16. Rhythm Remedy 10 p.m. Aug. 17 TOM & BETTY’S, 4409 Roosevelt Blvd., 387-3311 Live music every Fri. Karaoke every Sat.


COFFEE GRINDER, 9834 Old Baymeadows Rd., 642-7600 DJ Albert Adkins spins every Fri. DJs Adrian Sky, Alberto Diaz & Chris Zachrich every Tue. DJ Michael Stumbaugh every Sat. GATORS DOCKSIDE, 8650 Baymeadows Rd., 448-0500 Karaoke with DJ Tom 9 p.m.-mid. every Tue. MY PLACE, 9550 Baymeadows Rd., 737-5299 Out of Hand every Mon. Rotating bands every other Tue. & Wed. OASIS GRILL & CHILL, 9551 Baymeadows Rd., 748-9636 DJs Stan, Mike Bend spin every Feel Good Fri.


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(All venues in Jax Beach unless otherwise noted) BILLY’S BOATHOUSE GRILL, 2321 Beach Blvd., 241-9771 Kurt Lanham 5:30 p.m. Aug. 14. Billy Bowers 5:30 p.m. Aug. 15. Dune Dogs 6 p.m. Aug. 16. Fish Out of Water 6 p.m. Aug. 17. Billy Bowers noon, 4Play 5 p.m. Aug. 18. Live music every Wed.-Sun. BLUE WATER ISLAND GRILL, 200 First St. N., 249-0083 Charlie Walker 9:30 p.m. Aug. 17 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 Fish Out of Water Aug. 16. Red Afternoon Aug. 18. DJ Vito every Thur. Karaoke with Hal 8 p.m. every Sat. Irish music every Sun. John Thomas Jazz Group 6-8 p.m. every first Tue. ENGINE 15 BREWING COMPANY, 1500 Beach Blvd., Ste. 217, 249-2337 Hoffman’s Voodoo 7 p.m. Aug. 14. Live music 7 p.m. 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 Treeside, Trees Setting Fire 8 p.m. Aug. 16. Agree to Hate 8 p.m. Aug. 17. Jumping Ship, Denied Til Death, Leprosy, The Groynoodle 8 p.m. Aug. 23. 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 Mark O’Quinn Aug. 15. Paxton Starks Aug. 16. John Austill Aug. 17. Tony Paul Neal Aug. 22. Live music every Wed.-Sat. KC CRAVE, 1161 Beach Blvd., 595-5660 DiCarlo Thompson 8 p.m. Aug. 17. Billy Buchanan Aug. 21. Live music every Wed., Fri. & Sat. LANDSHARK CAFE, 1728 Third St. N., 246-6024 The Reachers, XGeezer, Faith City Fiasco 9 p.m. Aug. 17. Open mic every Wed. Matt Still every Thur. Damn Dirty Shame every Tue. LILLIE’S COFFEE BAR, 200 First St., Neptune Beach, 249-2922 Sam Rodriguez 7 p.m. Aug. 16. Toots Lorraine 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17. Live music every Fri. Jazz 7:30 p.m. every Sat. LYNCH’S IRISH PUB, 514 N. First St., 249-5181 Bread & Butter Aug. 16-17. Dirty Pete Aug. 18. Uncommon Legends every Wed. Ryan Campbell every Thur. Be Easy every Mon. MAYPORT TAVERN, 2775 Old Mayport Rd., Atlantic Beach, 270-0801 Karaoke every Fri. & Sat. MELLOW MUSHROOM, 1018 N. Third St., Ste. 2, 246-1500 Doug McCrae Aug. 14. T3AM Aug. 15. S.P.O.R.E. Aug. 16. Ellameno Beat Aug. 17. Jerry Jams 2 p.m. Aug. 18. Mark O’Quinn Aug. 21. Live music every Wed.-Sun. MEZZA LUNA, 110 First St., Neptune Beach, 249-5573 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. Aug. 23 MONKEY’S UNCLE TAVERN, 1850 S. Third St., 246-1070 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 Job Meiller 7 p.m. Aug. 15. Rebecca Day 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Katie Fair 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17. Kurt Lanham Aug. 22. Live music every Fri. & Sat. OCEAN 60, 60 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 247-0060 Javier Perez every Thur. Live music every Fri. & Sat. THE PIER CANTINA, 412 N. First St., 246-6454 Charlie Walker 10:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Charlie Walker 3:30 p.m., Split Tone 8 p.m. Aug. 18 POE’S TAVERN, 363 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 241-7637 Be Easy every Sat. RAGTIME TAVERN, 207 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 241-7877 Pat Rose Aug. 14. Rough Mix Aug. 15. Bush Doctors Aug. 16-17. The Druids Aug. 18. Live music every Thur.-Sun. THE TAVERN ON 1ST, 401 N. First St., 435-4124 Live music 10 p.m. every Thur. THE WINE BAR, 320 N. First St., 372-0211 Live music every Fri. & Sat. WIPEOUTS GRILL, 1585 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach, 247-4508 Red Beard & Stinky E Aug. 15. De Lions of Jah Aug. 16. Live music Thur.-Sat.


1904 MUSIC HALL, 19 Ocean St., Beach Weather, Edward Appleby 9 p.m. Aug. 15. Prideless, Primitive Hard Drive, Eviction, Rule Number 6, Cowboys and Indians From the Future 8 p.m. Aug. 16. Lettuce, Earphunk 8 p.m. Aug. 19. Open mic every Tue. ATTICUS BAR, 325 W. Forsyth St., 634-8813 Live music every Fri. & Sat. BURRO BAR, 100 E. Adams St., 677-2977 Queen Huffer 7 p.m. Aug. 14. Sara Nelms 8 p.m. Aug. 15. Iron Mike Norton, Jackie Stranger Aug. 18. Alexander & the Grapes, Growl, Civil Brute 8 p.m. Aug. 21. 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 5-8 p.m., Spade McQuade 9:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Live Dudes 8:30 p.m. Aug. 17 THE JACKSONVILLE LANDING, 2 Independent Drive, 353-1188 Radio 80 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Aug. 16. Little Green Men 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Aug. 17 MARK’S DOWNTOWN, 315 E. Bay St., 355-5099 DJ Roy 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. MAVERICKS, Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive, 356-1110 Josh Gracin 7 p.m. Aug. 16. Parmalee 7 p.m. Aug. 22. Bobby Laredo spins every Thur. & Sat. DJs Bryan & Q45 spin every Fri. NORTHSTAR THE PIZZA BAR, 119 E. Bay St., 860-5451 Open mic night every Wed. DJ SwitchGear every Thur. UNDERBELLY, 113 E. Bay St., 353-6067 After the Fact, Sons of Hippies, Opiate Eyes, Fayroy 9 p.m. Aug. 14. Lauris Vidal Music 9 p.m. Aug. 15. Black Kids 8 p.m. Aug. 17. Good Graeff Aug. 21. Old Time Jam every Tue. Fjord Explorer & Screamin’ Eagle every Thur. ZODIAC GRILL, 120 W. Adams St., 354-8283 Live music every Fri. & Sat.


MELLOW MUSHROOM, 1800 Town Center Blvd., 541-1999 Megan Dimon 10 p.m. Aug. 15. Wes Cobb 10 p.m. Aug. 16. Jim Essery Band 10 p.m. Aug. 17. Live music Wed.-Sat. MERCURY MOON, 2015 C.R. 220, 215-8999 Schnockered 10 p.m. Aug. 21. 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 9 p.m. Aug. 15. Boogie Freaks 9:30 p.m. Aug. 16-17. Tori Vazquez 5 p.m. Aug. 18. DJ BG Aug. 19. Deck music 5 p.m. every Fri. & Sat., 4:30 p.m. every Sun.


BRUCCI’S PIZZA, 13500 Beach Blvd., Ste. 36, 223-6913 Mike Shackelford 6:30 p.m. every Sat. & Mon. CLIFF’S BAR & GRILL, 3033 Monument Rd., 645-5162 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. SALSA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT, 13500 Beach Blvd., Ste. 46, 992-8402 Live guitar music 6-9 p.m. every Tue. & Sat.


APPLEBEE’S, 14560 Old St. Augustine Rd., 262-7605 Michael C 9:30 p.m. every Sat. AW SHUCKS OYSTER BAR, 9743 Old St. Augustine Rd., 240-0368 Open mic with Diamond Dave every Wed.

Live Music CHEERS BAR & GRILL, 11475 San Jose Blvd., 262-4337 Karaoke 9:30 p.m. every Wed. HARMONIOUS MONKS, 10550 Old St. Augustine Rd., 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 Rd., 269-4855 Karaoke 9:30 p.m. every Wed. & Sat. THE HILLTOP, 2030 Wells Rd., 272-5959 John Michael every Wed.-Sat. LIVE BAR & LOUNGE, 2223 C.R. 220, 290-1733 Open mic with Ernie & Debi Evans 7 p.m. every Tue. 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 Driven 10 p.m. Aug. 16-17. Schnockered 10 p.m. Aug. 19. Live music 9 p.m. every Thur.-Sat.


DOWNTOWN BLUES BAR & GRILLE, 714 St. Johns Ave., (386) 325-5454 Jim’s Jammin Gong Show Aug. 15. Sweet William 8 p.m. Aug. 16. Acoustic circle 2 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 Aug. 15. Tony Paul Neal 9 p.m. Aug. 16. Kevin Ski Aug. 17. Ledbedder Aug. 22. Live music every Wed.-Sat. LULU’S GRILLE, 301 Roscoe Blvd., 285-0139 The Monster Fool 6 p.m. Aug. 16-17. 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 Richard Smith 6 p.m. Aug. 15. Josh Dyer 8 p.m. Aug. 16. Mark O’Quinn 8 p.m. Aug. 17. Pili Pili 4 p.m. Aug. 18. Aaron Koerner 6 p.m. Aug. 22. SoundStage on the deck 4 p.m. every Sun. SAUCY TACO, 450 S.R. 13, Ste. 113, 287-7226 Live music Thur.-Sat. TABLE 1, 330 A1A N., Ste. 208, 280-5515 Deron Baker 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14. Gary Starling Group 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15 & 22. Shawn Fisher & Jordyn Jackson 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16-17. Brady Aug. 21. Live music Wed.-Sat.


HAPPY HOURS, 952 Lane Ave. N., 683-0065 Karaoke 4 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. KICKBACKS, 910 King St., 388-9551 Ray & Taylor 8:30 p.m. every Thur. Robby Shenk every Sun. METRO/RAINBOW ROOM Piano Bar, 859 Willowbranch Ave., 388-8719 Karaoke Rob spins 10 p.m. Sun.-Wed. DJ Zeke Smith spins Fri. DJ Michael Murphy spins 10 p.m. Sat. MURRAY HILL THEATRE, 932 Edgewood Ave. S., 388-7807 18th anniversary fest: Kaliyl, TellTale Heart, Quiet Science, A Call for Kylie 7 p.m. Aug. 16. 18th anniversary fest: Sent By Ravens, House of Heroes, Doubting Benefit, Sumerlin, I Am Endseeker, Set Apart, From What Remains, Me & the Trinity, Good Luck Varsity, The First Week of August, The Blank Canvas 2:30 p.m. Aug. 17. Ascend the Hill, The Walking Tree, Least of Three 7 p.m. Aug. 21. Live music every Fri. & Sat. RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET, 715 Riverside Ave., 554-6865 Darren Ronan 10:30 a.m., 77D’s noon, Geej Langlois 2:45 p.m. Aug. 17 YESTERDAY’S SOCIAL CLUB, 3638 Park St., 387-0502 Evelynn 7 p.m. Aug. 22. Black Sheep Blues Band every first Fri.


A1A ALE WORKS, 1 King St., 829-2977 Live music every Thur.-Sat. ANN O’MALLEY’S, 23 Orange St., 825-4040 Folkin’ Up the ’80s 8:30 p.m. Aug. 17. Open mic with Smokin’ Joe 7 p.m. every Tue. CELLAR UPSTAIRS, San Sebastian Winery, 826-1594 Falling Bones 7-11 p.m. Aug. 16. Gary Campbell 2-5 p.m., Ain’t Too Proud To Beg 7-11 p.m. Aug. 17. Vinny Jacobs 2-5 p.m. Aug. 18 CONCH HOUSE, 57 Comares Ave., 829-8646 Chubby McG 4 p.m., Ken McAnlis 8 p.m. Aug. 16. Chillula 3 p.m. Aug. 17. Jah Creation 3 p.m. Aug. 18 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. Aug. 14. 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.,

823-8806 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 Todd & Molly Jones every Wed. Aaron Esposito every Thur. Go Get Gone every Mon. Donny Brazile every Tue. MOJO OLD CITY BBQ, 5 Cordova St., 342-5264 7 Street Band 10 p.m. Aug. 16. Oh No! 10 p.m. Aug. 17 NOBBY’S, 10 Anastasia Blvd., 547-2188 WhiskeyFace, PugUgly 9 p.m. Aug. 16 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 Herd of Watts 9 p.m. Aug. 15. Josh Dyer 4 p.m., Create the Monster 9 p.m. Aug. 16. Donny Brazile noon, Brady Reich 4 p.m., Something Distant 9 p.m. Aug. 17. Clayton Bush noon, Amy Vickery 7 p.m. Aug. 18. Karaoke every Mon. Jeremy Austin every Tue. Chase Rideman every Wed. THE STANDARD, 200 Anastasia Blvd., 342-2187 I-Vibes, Yellowman 7 p.m. Aug. 16. Sheffield Crew, Sidereal 8 p.m. Aug. 18. Country every Thur. Reggae Sun. Indie, dance, electro Tue. THE TASTING ROOM, 25 Cuna St., 810-2400 Dennis Fermin Spanish Guitar Band 7:30-11:30 p.m. every Sat. Monica da Silva, Chad Alger 5-8 p.m. every Sun. TRADEWINDS, 124 Charlotte St., 829-9336 Spanky 9 p.m. Aug. 16-17. 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 8:30 p.m. Aug. 16. 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.

LATITUDE 30, 10370 Philips Hwy., 365-5555 VJ Didactic 9 p.m. Aug. 15. Blonde Ambition 9 p.m. Aug. 16-17. Live music 9 p.m. every Fri.-Sat. MANGIA ITALIAN BISTRO & BAR, 3210 St. Johns Bluff Rd. S., 551-3061 Harvey Williams 6-9 p.m. every Fri. MELLOW MUSHROOM, 9734 Deer Lake Court, Ste. 1, 997-1955 Cajam Aug. 15. Dos Camales Aug. 16. Paul Haftel 8 p.m. Aug. 17. Open mic every Sun. SEVEN BRIDGES, 9735 Gate Pkwy. N., 997-1999 Billy Bowers 9 p.m. Aug. 16. 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. WILD WING CAFE, 4555 Southside Blvd., 998-9464 Shotgun Redd 9 p.m. Aug. 16. Kim Reteguiz & the Black Cat Bones Aug. 17. DJ Frazetta every Thur. David Luthra every Fri. Live music Fri. & Sat. YAMAS HOOKAH, 9753-B Deer Lake Court, 389-2077 Live music 8:30-10:30 p.m. every Thur.


DAMES POINT MARINA, 4542 Irving Rd., 751-3043 Mr. Natural Aug. 16 & 18. Guitar Redd Aug. 17 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. Aug. 15. Lauren Fincham 8 p.m. Aug. 17. Mama Blue Jazz Band 5:30 p.m. Aug. 20 3 LIONS SPORTS PUB & GRILL, 2467 Faye Rd., 647-8625 Open mic every Thur. Woodie & Wyatt C. every Fri. TUCKERS 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.


ENDO EXO, 1224 Kings Ave., 396-7733 DJ Manus spins top 40, dance every Sat. Open mic with King Ron & T-Roy every Mon. EUROPEAN STREET, 1704 San Marco Blvd., 399-1740 Whetherman 8 p.m. Aug. 15. Jazz 8 p.m. every second Tue. 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 K.Flay, Sirah 8 p.m. Aug. 15. For Those Like Us, A Matter of Honor, Richard Stratter, Lost in the Middle 8 p.m. Aug. 16. My Getaway, Parkridge, Winter Wave, A Way Without 8 p.m. Aug. 17. A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Sainthood Reps, Sugar Glyder 8 p.m. Aug. 18. Transpose, Amongst the Forgotten, Gross Evolution, Born 6 p.m. Aug. 19. Live music 8 p.m. every Fri. & Sat. MATTHEW’S M LOUNGE, 2107 Hendricks Ave., 396-9922 John Schafer Aug. 15. Jordon Kennison & Emily O’Neil Aug. 17 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.


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 with Michael C, 8 p.m. every Tue. Open mic with Bonnie & Clyde 8-11 p.m. every Thur. Live music every Fri. EUROPEAN STREET CAFE, 5500 Beach Blvd., 399-1740 Willie “Big Toe” Green 8 p.m. Aug. 17. Live music every Sat. ISLAND GIRL CIGAR BAR, 7860 Gate Pkwy., Ste. 115, 854-6060 Bryan Ripper Aug. 15. Bill Rice Aug. 16. Clayton Bush Aug. 17. Matt Collins 8 p.m. Aug. 22. Live music every Thur.-Sat. JOHNNY ANGELS, 3546 St. Johns Bluff Rd. S., Ste. 120, 997-9850 Harry & Sally 7 p.m. every Wed. Karaoke every Sat.

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Jennifer Beville’s pottery art, including “Garden Lantern” (pictured), and Pam Pahl’s marine watercolor paintings are on display through Aug. 30 at Adele Grage Cultural Center in Atlantic Beach.


DIXIE SWIM CLUB The comedy, about five Southern women and the value of friendship, is staged through Sept. 15 – doors at 6 p.m. Tue.-Sun., 11 a.m. Sat. and noon and 6 p.m. Sun. – at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside, $38-$59, 641-1212, DIXIE SWIM CLUB – A DECADE WITH DONNA Alhambra Theatre & Dining hosts a special performance of “Dixie Swim Club” for “A Decade with Donna,” a 10-year celebration of The Donna Foundation, which reports raising more than $2 million and assisting more than 6,500 women. The event includes dinner and show, a reception and champagne greeting with Donna Deegan, doors at 6 p.m. Aug. 29 at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside, $75, 641-1212, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE The humorous story of six adolescents vying for a spelling championship is staged 8 p.m. Aug. 15-17, 22-24 and 28-31 and 2 p.m. Aug. 25 at Amelia Community Theatre, 209 Cedar St., Fernandina Beach, 261-6749, 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. Aug. 18 at Raintree Restaurant, 102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, $40, 824-7211. AS YOU LIKE IT Shakespeare’s comedy of disguises, wrestling and Rosalind and Orlando is staged 8 p.m. Aug. 23-24, 30-31 and Sept. 6-7; 2 p.m. Aug. 25 and Sept. 1; and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29 and Sept. 5 at Theatre Jacksonville, 2032 San Marco Blvd., San Marco, $20-$25, 396-4425, SPOKEN WORD Local poets and wordsmiths sound off 7 p.m. Sept. 5 and every first Thur. of the month at The Ritz Theatre & Museum, 829 N. Davis St., Downtown, 632-5555, BREAKING BOUNDARIES Jacksonville Dance Theatre and Braided Light Dance Project collaborate on a shared concert of contemporary and modern dance, 7:30-9 p.m. Sept. 6-7 at Jacksonville University’s Swisher Theater, 2800 University Blvd. N., Arlington, $15, A VISION AWAKENING Singer-songwriter Lee Hunter of Tammerlin, percussionist Charlotte Mabrey, and violinist and Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra concert master Phillip Pan join actor, poet and radio host Al Letson for “A Vision Awakening: A Celebration of the Cummer Gardens.” The performance of music and spoken word features text from Ninah Cummer’s letters, diaries, speeches and other writings, 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave., Riverside, $30, 356-6857, 9/11: WE WILL (NEVER) FORGET The one-man show – written, produced and performed by Alhambra Stage Manager Jason Nettle – portrays 17 New Yorkers affected by the day in different ways. One performance only (no dinner, but cocktails are available), 8 p.m. Sept. 9 at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside, $38-$59, 641-1212,


FREE KIDS’ DANCE CLASS Classes for ages 7-11 are

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held 4:30-5:15 p.m. Aug. 14 and every Wed. at Dance Trance, 214 Orange St., Neptune Beach, free, 246-4600, ST. AUGUSTINE CALL TO ARTISTS Artists may submit their pieces through Aug. 16 for the St. Augustine Art Association Art & Craft Festival, to be held 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 30 and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at Francis Field, 11 W. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine, 824-2310, ADULT DANCING Ballet, stretch, flamenco, belly dancing, clogging and ballroom classes are held through Aug. 17 at Boleros, 10131 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, 721-3399, COMMUNITY THEATRE OPEN HOUSE Directors discuss their casting needs in advance of auditions and also seek those interested in working backstage, front of house or with costumes and props, 2-5 p.m. Aug. 17 at Orange Park Community Theatre, 2900 Moody Ave., Orange Park, 276-2599, ABSTRACT ART JURIED SHOW The Art Center Premier Gallery accepts submissions of abstract art for a juried exhibit. The deadline is Aug. 19 at the gallery, Bank of America Tower, 50 N. Laura St., Ste. 150, Downtown. $20 to enter up to three pieces for TAC members; $25 for non-members; additional pieces are $5 each. An opening reception is held 5-7 p.m. Aug. 20. CUMMER MUSEUM ART TOUR All-inclusive Cummer Museum tour is held 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Aug. 20, departing from the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra, $60, 280-0614. GOSPEL AUDITIONS The fifth annual Florida Gospel Best Competition is part of Florida Black Expo. Auditions can be submitted on DVD, via YouTube or in person, 5 p.m. Aug. 22, 4 p.m. Aug. 23 and 11 a.m. Aug. 24 at Shands Tower, 580 W. Eighth St., Downtown. Entry fee: $25-$100 (depending on category). Florida Black Expo is held Oct. 5 at Prime Osborn Convention Center. 924-7444,, 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) Aug. 24 at Abella’s School of Dance, 711 Lakeside Ave., St. Augustine, $25 non-refundable audition fee,, PUBLIC ART WALKING TOUR The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville’s free tour of public art is held 10 a.m. Aug. 24, beginning at MOCA, 333 N. Laura St., Downtown, free for members, $10 suggested donation for nonmembers, 366-6911, WHITE CHRISTMAS AUDITIONS Orange Park Community Theatre auditions singers and dancers for “White Christmas,” 2 p.m. Aug. 25 and 7 p.m. Aug. 27. Major roles and ensemble parts available for men and women, 16 years and older. Singers should bring sheet music and prepare to sing 16 bars (no recorded music); actors do cold readings; dancers bring appropriate performance attire to Orange Park Community Theatre, 2900 Moody Ave., Orange Park, 276-2599, HOP ART CALL TO ARTISTS Local Artists Coming Together issues a call to artists on craft-beer themed work for “Hop Art: Craft Beer through the Eyes of Local Artists,” a pop-up gallery. Submissions accepted through 4 p.m. Sept. 8 – the

day of the exhibit at Aardwolf Brewery, 1461 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, To schedule a time to drop off art, email 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 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’S 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 offered 1-2:30 p.m. every Wed., $10, 997-0002,


JEREMIAH CYMERMAN The clarinetist performs for the Experimental Arts Union of Florida, 8 p.m. Aug. 14 at Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 101 W. First St., Downtown, $10, 356-2992. CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY CONCERT The chamber group performs works by Bach, Chaminade and others, 6 p.m. Aug. 18 at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 1100 Stockton St., Riverside,

Arts NAVY BAND SOUTHEAST CONCERT The Navy Band Southeast Sax Quartet performs 12:15 p.m. Aug. 21 at Promenade Gallery, 303 N. Laura St., Downtown, 630-2665. JAZZ FOR HEART WALK FUNDRAISER Jazz band John Thomas Group performs at Culhane’s Irish Pub with proceeds of door prize tickets benefitting the third annual Good Hearts Heart Walk Fundraiser, 4-6 p.m. Sept. 1 at Culhane’s, 967 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, free admission, 249-9595. 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 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. Aug. 14 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. Aug. 15 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. Aug. 16 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. Aug. 17 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. Aug. 31 and every last Sat. of the month in St. Augustine’s San Marco District, 824-3152. FIRST WEDNESDAY ART WALK An art walk, featuring 30-40 galleries, museums and businesses and spanning 15 blocks, is held 5-9 p.m. Sept. 4 and the first Wed. of every month in Downtown Jacksonville. For an events map, go to; FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK The tour of Art Galleries of St. Augustine is held Sept. 6 and the first Fri. of every month, with more than 15 galleries participating, 829-0065. JAX BEACH ART WALK More than 30 local artists show off their best work with 15 Jacksonville Beach businesses participating, 5-9 p.m. Sept. 10 and every second Tue. of the month, along First Street between Beach Boulevard and Fifth Avenue. For a list of artists and businesses participating, go to SECOND SATURDAY ARTREAGOUS ART WALK The galleries of downtown Fernandina Beach are open for self-guided tours, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 14 and every second Sat. of the month, 277-0717,


AMELIA ISLAND MUSEUM OF HISTORY 233 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach, 261-7378, “Journey Stories” is on display until Aug. 24. “My Feet, Our Path” is on display through Sept. 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 vehicles from WWII, Vietnam and Desert Storm. CUMMER MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENS 829 Riverside Ave., Riverside, 356-6857, “A Vision Awakening: A Celebration of the Cummer Gardens” features singersongwriter Lee Hunter of Tammerlin, percussionist Charlotte Mabrey, and violinist and Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra concert master Phillip Pan performing with actor, poet and radio host Al Letson. The music and spoken word

performance features text from Ninah Cummer’s letters, diaries, speeches and other writings, 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at the museum, $20 for members, $30 for nonmembers. “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 Dr., 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, “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. “Black & White Photography,” an exhibit of works by Bob Willis, is displayed through Aug. 29. The permanent collection includes other rare manuscripts. LIGHTNER MUSEUM 75 King St., St. Augustine, 824-2874, The permanent collection features relics from America’s Gilded Age, exhibited on three floors. MANDARIN MUSEUM & HISTORICAL SOCIETY 11964 Mandarin Road, Mandarin, 268-0784, mandarinmuseum. net. Exhibits regarding Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Civil War vessel Maple Leaf are on display, as well as works by Mandarin artists. MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART JACKSONVILLE 333 N. Laura St., Downtown, 366-6911, mocajacksonville. 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. “Crush” – an exhibit of works by Heather Cox – explores the distillation of the human figure. The exhibit continues through Oct. 27 as part of “Project Atrium.” 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. “Jacksonville by Design: AIA Celebrates 100 Years of Architecture” – an exhibit guest-curated by AIA Jacksonville – illustrates Jacksonville’s architectural transformation over the past 100 years. The exhibit continues through Sept. 22. RITZ THEATRE & MUSEUM 829 N. Davis St., Downtown, 632-5555, 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.


ABSOLUTE AMERICANA ART GALLERY 77 Bridge St., St. Augustine, 824-5545, Romero Britto’s sculptures and limited-edition prints are featured. ADELE GRAGE CULTURAL CENTER 716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 247-5828. Jennifer Beville’s hanging pottery art and Pam Pahl’s marine watercolor paintings are featured through Aug. 30. AMIRO ART & FOUND GALLERY 9C Aviles St., St. Augustine, 824-8460, Ginny Bullard, Estella Fransbergen, Deane Kellogg, Wendy Mandel McDaniel, Jan Tomlinson Master and Marcia Myrick Siany’s works, along with pieces by guest artists Steve Lohman, Hiromi Moneyhun and Alexander Wilds, are featured through Aug. 31. THE ART CENTER PREMIERE GALLERY Bank of America Tower, 50 N. Laura St., Ste. 150, Downtown, 355-1757, “Dimensions 3D,” a juried exhibit of sculpture and other three-dimensional 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. CORK ARTS DISTRICT 2689 Rosselle St., Riverside, “Out of Nowhere,” an exhibit of new works by Mark Estlund, Phillip and Shannon Estlund, opens with a reception 6-10 p.m. Aug. 16. The exhibit is may be seen by appointment through August. CORSE GALLERY & ATELIER 4144 Herschel St., Riverside, 388-8205, 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, continues through August.

CYPRESS VILLAGE ART LEAGUE 4600 Middleton Park Circle, Southside, 223-6100. “Coastal Atlantic,” an exhibit of Gordon Russell’s landscape paintings, is on display through Oct. 17. FIRST STREET GALLERY 216-B First St., Neptune Beach, 241-6928, Batik artist Wendy Tatter’s tropically influenced work is featured through Aug. 20. FLORIDA MINING GALLERY 5300 Shad Road, Southside, 425-2845, The Highway Gallery juried exhibit is on view through Sept. 18. Selected artists will be featured on Clear Channel Outdoor digital billboards through August 2014 throughout Jacksonville. 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. GALLERY725 725 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 5, Atlantic Beach, 345-9320, Six member artists – Ken Daga, Janice Eve Dale, “Flew” (Frank Lewis), Kelly Meagher, Matthew Winghart and Tonsenia Yonn – showcase their own unique themes in “The Artists Free for All,” on display through September. GALLERY 1037 Reddi-Arts, 1037 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, 398-3161, The works of Glenda Cason, Rose Threatte and Beth Robisonare on display through August. GEORGIA NICK GALLERY 11A Aviles St., St. Augustine, 806-3348, 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 works by 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 Jacksonvillebased artist and designer Karen Kurycki, is displayed through Aug. 17. HIGHWAY GALLERY the-highway-gallery. Nine artists – Nathaniel Artkart Price, Ken Daga, Ashley C. Waldvogel, Brianna Angelakis, Christina Foard, Linda Olsen, Sara Pedigo, Zach Fitchner and Russell Maycumber – will be featured on digital billboards throughout the city in collaboration with Clear Channel of Jacksonville through June 2014. An exhibit of the artists is also on display at Florida Mining Gallery, 5300 Shad Road, Southside. 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. REDDI ARTS 1037 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, 398-3161, Works by local artists are featured, with a focus on “emerging artists for emerging collectors.” Collections change monthly. ROTUNDA GALLERY St. Johns County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian Way, St. Augustine, 808-7330, Roger Bansemer’s “La Florida,” an exhibit featuring vanishing Florida landscapes, continues through Oct. 24. 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, which includes the UNF Artspace, features works by more than 25 local artists. SPACE:EIGHT 228 W. King St., St. Augustine, 829-2838, “Ignorance Is a Choice,” an exhibit of works by LA artist Donny Miller, is on display through Sept. 27. ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION 22 Marine St., St. Augustine, 824-2310, The association’s fourth annual “Nature & Wildlife” exhibit includes mixed-media pieces depicting landscapes, flora and fauna, marine life and birds, on display through Aug. 31. VILLAGE ART GALLERY 1520 Sawgrass Village Dr., Ponte Vedra Beach, 273-4925. “Wildlife,” an exhibit of oil paintings by Laurel Dagnillo, is on display through September. WELLS FARGO LOBBY GALLERY 1 Independent Dr., Room 103, Downtown, 880-9595, “About Hunger & Resilience,” a photo and audio exhibit presented by photographer Michael Nye and Second Harvest North Florida, is on display Aug. 27-Sept. 26 (Mon.-Fri.). The exhibit is intended to bring awareness to September as Hunger Action Month.  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 The deadline is 4 p.m. Monday, nine days before publication.

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PONTE VEDRA CONCERT HALL DANCE PARTY Friends of the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall throw a dance party fundraiser 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra. Live music by Toots Lorraine & the Traffic, a raffle of an Epiphone acoustic guitar signed by Taj Mahal, food and a cash bar are featured; free; 209-0399, BEACHES BRANCH LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION The Friends of the Beaches Branch Library host an informational meeting to discuss library repair and construction plans, 6-7 p.m. Aug. 19 in the community room, 600 Third St., Neptune Beach. Library doors will be open at 5:30 p.m., 630-2665, VIETNAM VETERANS CONVENTION Vietnam Veterans of America continues its 16th biennial National Convention Aug. 14-17 at Hyatt Regency Riverfront, 225 East Coastline Dr., Downtown. An awards banquet is featured; David Bonior is the featured speaker, BACHELOR CHARITY AUCTION Single men are up for grabs for a good cause 6-10 p.m. Aug. 16 at Salt Concepts Oasis, 1662 Stockton St., Riverside; proceeds benefit Family Justice Center programs for victims of domestic violence, 923-7258, FIGHT FOR AIR RUN/WALK Families, individuals and teams join the American Lung Association to raise awareness for the 35 million Americans who suffer from asthma, 8 a.m. Aug. 17 at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr., Downtown. The theme is the ’80s; come in costume if you wish. Prizes, food and a 1-mile fun run (pets welcome) are featured. FOSSIL I.D. DAY A panel of scientists are onsite to help you figure out what your mystery item is, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 17, Museum of Science & History, 1025 Museum Circle, Southbank, 396-7062, free with museum admission, CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT The play is a foursome captain’s choice format, shotgun start 1 p.m. Aug. 17 at Bent Creek Golf Course, 10440 Tournament Lane, Westside; registration is $89; proceeds benefit ministry programs, 625-0655. COSMIC CONCERTS Laser Mania 7 p.m., Laser Beatles 8 p.m., Laser Zeppelin 9 p.m., Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon 10 p.m. Aug. 16; online tickets $5, Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, Museum of Science & History, 1025 Museum Circle, Southbank, 396-7062, RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET Darren Ronan 10:30 a.m., 77D’s noon, Geej Langlois 2:45 p.m. Aug. 17. Local and regional art and a farmers market are featured 10 a.m.-4 p.m. every Sat., 715 Riverside Ave., Riverside, free, 389-2449,


MARTA MAGELLAN Lizard expert and children's author Magellan ("Those Lively Lizards") offers an interactive program 3:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at Ponte Vedra Branch Library, 101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra, 827-6950. WHISTLE TALK Associate Editor Johnny Woodhouse of The Beaches Leader is the featured speaker 5:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at Beaches Museum & History Center's Chapel, 505 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach, free, 241-5657,


COMEDY CLUB OF JACKSONVILLE Scott Novotny appears 8:04 p.m. Aug. 15, 8:34 p.m. Aug. 16 and 8:04 p.m. Aug. 17 at 11000 Beach Blvd., Ste. 8, Southside. Tickets are $6-$50; 646-4277, JOHN CAPARULO Funnyman Caparulo appears 8 p.m. Aug. 15 and 8 and 10 p.m. Aug. 16-17 at The Comedy Zone, Ramada Inn, 3130 Hartley Rd., Mandarin. Tickets are $20 and $25, 292-4242, HOT POTATO STANDUP COMEDY HOUR Open mic comedy 8 p.m. every Wed. at The Norm, 2952 Roosevelt Blvd., Riverside. Admission is free, JERSEY "HAITIAN SENSATION" The comic is on 8 p.m. Aug. 16-17 at Latitude 30, 10370 Philips Hwy., Southside, $10, 365-5555,


FREE AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM K-3 A free literacybased program for girls in grades K-3 is 3-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 2-6 p.m. on early release Wed., at Fort Caroline Elementary School, 3925 Athore Drive, Arlington and Arlington Heights Elementary School, 1520 Sprinkle Drive, Arlington. 731-9933,


EXPLORING SPIRITUALITY Free discussions, for adults and youth, 5-6:30 p.m. Aug. 18 and 25 at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2487 A1A S., St. Augustine. To register, call 347-5293 or 471-0335.

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YOGA PROGRAMS Vinyasa Flow, Power Hour, Bliss Flow, Shine & Flow, Blended Flow and Reggae Flow are among the classes offered at Bella Vida Yoga, 510 Shetter Ave., Jax Beach, 654-9216, Proceeds from some classes benefit the Surfers For Autism program. LGBT WORSHIP Services 10 a.m. every Sun.; bible study 6:30 p.m. every Thur. at Living Witness Family Worship Center, 8716 Lone Star Road, Arlington, 348-0721. WEIGHT WATCHERS, SMOKING CESSATION, TAI CHI, YOGA Several classes and info sessions are held 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat., Florida Blue Center, 4855 Town Center Parkway, St. Johns Town Center, 482-0189, 877-352-5830, ALATEEN MEETINGS Alateen, for kids bothered by someone else’s drinking, gathers in Orange Park, Westside, Amelia Island and the Beaches; for when and where, call 350-0600.


JACKSONVILLE SUNS The hometown Southern League baseball team takes on the Birmingham Barons 7:05 p.m. Aug. 14 (Great Grocery Giveaway), Aug. 15 (Thursday Night Throwdown), Aug. 16 (Blood Drive) and Aug. 17 (ZOOperstars) at Bragan Field, Baseball Grounds, 301 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Downtown Jacksonville. Tickets are $7.50-$22.50, 358-2846, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY Join a photographer and nature enthusiast for a stroll on the Fairway Loop Trail, 11 a.m. Aug. 17 at Ribault Club, Fort George Island Cultural State Park, 11241 Ft. George Road, free; reservations required, RSVP 251-2320. SEA TURTLE WASHBACK PROGRAM St. Johns County needs volunteers; an orientation is held 5:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at City Hall, St. Augustine; for details, call 209-0344 or go to DINOTREK AT THE ZOO The exhibit features animatronic “dinosaur” creatures. Admission $3 for members, $3.50 for nonmembers, plus Zoo admission; open until 6 p.m. weekends and holidays through Labor Day, Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, 370 Zoo Parkway, 757-4463,


LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS LWV holds a Vietnam veterans volunteer meeting 11 a.m. Aug. 14 at WJCT Studios, 100 Festival Park Ave., Jacksonville, SOUTHSIDE BUSINESS MEN’S CLUB Andy Johnson, Better Jacksonville Plan, is the featured speaker 11:30 a.m. Aug. 14 at San Jose Country Club, 7529 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, $20; for reservations, call 396-5559. BUSINESS AFTER HOURS AIFBY Chamber gathers 5-7 p.m., Aug. 15 at Sheffield’s at The Palace, 117 Centre St., Fernandina Beach. Admission is $5 for members; $25 for nonmembers, 261-3248 ext. 107. SMALL BUSINESS ORIENTATION The Chamber, Jacksonville Women's Business Center, Small Business Administration and SCORE Jacksonville present this free orientation 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at AIFBY Chamber, 961687 Gateway Blvd., Ste. 101G, Amelia Island. Existing small-business owners in business for at least six months or more meet separately with someone from the SBA, Jacksonville Women's Business Center or SCORE. Reservations are required; go to SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP Get Started in Government Contracting is held 8:30 a.m. Aug. 14 at University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive, University of North Florida, Southside, $20, 620-2476, JACKSONVILLE JOURNEY The oversight committee of this crime-fighting initiative meets 4 p.m. Aug. 15, Eighth Floor Conference Room 851, Ball Building, 214 N. Hogan St., Downtown, 630-7306,


GREAT SOUTHERN TAILGATE COOKOFF Aug. 23-24, Amelia Island JAGUARS VS. CHIEFS Sept. 8, EverBank Field SOUTHERN WOMEN’S SHOW Oct. 17-20, Prime Osborn Convention Center CRAIG FERGUSON Nov. 17, The Florida Theatre ST. JOHNS RIVERKEEPER OYSTER ROAST Nov. 22, Garden Club of Jacksonville.  To be listed, email time, date, location (street address, city), admission price and contact number to print to events@ or click the Happenings link at Deadline: 4 p.m. Wed. for the next Wed. publication.




Three signature flatbreads – California, eggplant and organic tempeh – are large enough to share or take home. Each is topped with goat cheese, mozzarella and various toppings. Photos: Caron Streibich

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ust minutes from Downtown, San Marco’s Green Erth Bistro is a family-owned Persian restaurant that also provides healthful vegan and vegetarian-friendly options. When you walk inside, you see the large community table that invites strangers to sit together. There are also several four-top tables along the perimeter, creating a cozy atmosphere as natural light streams in from the front windows. A menu board touts daily specials. Our waitress brought us out a sample of the soup of the day — vegetarian barley ash, a thick bean, barley and herb soup-like stew — and the next thing we knew, we were staring at the bottom of the cups we ordered. It was warm and hearty, with parsley, cilantro, garlic and mint providing a lot of flavor. We also ordered the herb tray, which featured a generous heap of fresh herbs including parsley, mint, dill and basil, a block of crumbly feta, onion and wedges of lavash bread. Drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, this was a refreshing treat. On a recent lunch visit, I enjoyed the curry chicken salad. Chunks of white meat are tossed with a whipped mayo-less curry sauce, grapes, shallots and chives, then topped with chopped pecans. The concoction is served atop a mix of organic greens, bright red juicy tomato slices, crisp cucumbers and red onions. Another hit was the assortment of flatbread pizzas, which were large enough for two meals. The California was topped with mozzarella, goat cheese, pressed garlic, fresh basil, balsamic glaze and sun-dried tomatoes (we subbed roasted red peppers). The crust is thin and crispy at the edges. Order a half-sized salad — I recommend the Green Erth Apple Salad

The soup of the day was a thick bean, barley and herb Persian stew that was warm and hearty.

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with housemade sherry vinaigrette, chopped walnuts, cranberries, green onions and slices of crisp green apple — if you want to pair your pizza with something green. You can choose from a number of kabobs, combination kabobs and skewers (along with sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups, chilis and specialty meat stews). The chelo kabob jujeh fit four huge pieces of saffron-spiced chicken breast on one skewer, served alongside a mound of basmati rice and two grilled tomato wedges. Dessert offerings include freshly baked cookies, Persian ice cream, cakes and tiramisu, but I’m unfortunately always too full to partake. I want to try the traditional Persian bademjan on my next visit: Sautéed beef, eggplant, onion and spices served with basmati rice sound great for dinner. Open Monday-Saturday for lunch and Tuesday-Saturday for dinner, Green Erth also serves beer and wine. The parking can be tricky if you’re unfamiliar with the area. Try the parallel spots across the street or in the small lot behind the building. 

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BARBERITOS, 1519 Sadler Rd., 277-2505. 463867 S.R. 200, Ste. 5, Yulee, 321-2240. F Specializing in Southwestern made-to-order fresh favorites, including burritos, tacos, quesadillas, nachos, salads. The salsa’s handcrafted with fresh tomatoes, cilantro, onions, peppers. $$  C  L D Daily BRETT’S WATERWAY CAFÉ, 1 S. Front St., 261-2660. F On the water at historic Centre Street’s end, it’s Southern hospitality in an upscale atmosphere; daily specials, fresh local seafood, aged beef. $$$  C L D Daily CAFÉ KARIBO, 27 N. Third St., 277-5269. F Housed in a historic building, family-owned Café Karibo serves eclectic cuisine: homemade veggie burgers, fresh seafood, salads, made-from-scratch desserts. Dine inside or under an oakshaded patio. Karibrew Pub has beer brewed onsite. $$  C  L D Tue.-Sat.; L Daily HALFTIME SPORTS BAR & GRILL, 320 S. Eighth St., 321-0303. Sports bar fare: onion rings, spring rolls, burgers, wraps, wings. $  L D Daily JACK & DIANE’S, 708 Centre St., 321-1444. F In a renovated 1887 shotgun home, the café serves favorites: jambalaya, French toast, mac-n-cheese, vegan and vegetarian selections. Dine inside or out on the porch. $$  C B L D Daily LULU’S AT THE THOMPSON HOUSE, 11 S. Seventh St., 432-8394. F Innovative lunch menu: po’boys, salads and seafood little plates served in a historic house. Dinner features fresh local seafood, Fernandina shrimp. Reservations recommended. $$$  C  R Sun.; L D Tue.-Sat. MOON RIVER PIZZA, 925 S. 14th St., 321-3400. F See Riverside. 2012 BOJ winner. $   L D Mon.-Sat. THE MUSTARD SEED CAFE, 833 TJ Courson Road, 277-3141. Awarded Slow Food First Coast’s Snail of Approval, the casual organic eatery and juice bar, in Nassau Health Foods, offers all-natural, organic items, smoothies, juices, coffees, herbal teas. $$  B L Mon.-Sat. PLAE, 80 Amelia Village Circle, Amelia Island, 277-2132. Bite Club certified. In Omni Amelia Island Plantation’s Spa & Shops, the bistro-style venue has an innovative menu: whole fried fish and duck breast. Outdoor dining. $$$  D Mon.-Sat. THE SALTY PELICAN BAR & GRILL, 12 N. Front St., 277-3811. F Killer sunset view over the ICW from secondstory outdoor bar. Owners T.J. and Al offer local seafood, Mayport shrimp, fish tacos, po’boys and the original broiled cheese oysters. $$  C L D Daily SLIDERS SEASIDE GRILL, 1998 S. Fletcher Ave., 277-6652. F Oceanfront restaurant serves awardwinning handmade crab cakes, fresh seafood, fried pickles. Outdoor dining, open-air second floor and balcony. $$  C L D Daily THE SURF, 3199 S. Fletcher Ave., 261-5711. F Oceanview dining, inside or on the deck. Steaks, fresh fish, nightly specials, Sunday lobster special. $$  B Sat.Sun.; L D Daily TIMOTI’S FRY SHAK, 21 N. Third St., 310-6550. F Casual seafood spot has fresh, local wild-caught shrimp, fish, oysters, blackboard specials, seafood baskets. $  C 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, burgers, biscuits & gravy, shrimp. $   B L Mon.-Sat.


LA NOPALERA MEXICAN RESTAURANT, 8818 Atlantic Blvd., 720-0106. F See San Marco. 2012 BOJ winner. $$  C  L D Daily

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LARRY’S GIANT SUBS, 1301 Monument Rd. F See Baymeadows. 2012 BOJ winner. $ C  B L D Daily RACK ’EM UP BILLIARDS, 1825 University Blvd. N., 745-0335. F Cigar and hookah lounge has billiards tables, a full kitchen, a variety of subs for late-nighters. 200-plus imported, domestic beers. $  R Sat.-Sun.; D Nightly


THE CASBAH CAFÉ, 3628 St. Johns Ave., 981-9966. F 2012 BOJ winner. Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine on the patio or in a hookah lounge. Wi-Fi, belly dancers, hookah pipes. $$  L D Daily ESPETO BRAZILIAN STEAK HOUSE, 4000 St. Johns Ave., Ste. 40, 388-4884. F Celebrating five years, this churrascaria has gauchos who carve the meat onto your plate from their serving tables. $$$  D Tue.-Sun. FLORIDA CREAMERY, 3566 St. Johns Ave., 619-5386. Premium ice cream, fresh waffl e cones, milkshakes, sundaes and Nathan’s grilled hot dogs, served in Floridacentric décor. Low-fat and sugar-free choices. $ C  L Mon.-Sat. THE FOX RESTAURANT, 3580 St. Johns Ave., 387-2669. F Owners Ian and Mary Chase offer fresh diner fare and homemade desserts. Breakfast all day. Signature items: burgers, meatloaf, fried green tomatoes. A Jacksonville landmark for more than 50 years. $$  C L D Daily GREEN MAN GOURMET, 3543 St. Johns Ave., 384-0002. F This market features organic and natural products, spices, teas and salts. $  Daily LA NOPALERA MEXICAN RESTAURANT, 4530 St. Johns Ave., 388-8828. F See San Marco. 2012 BOJ winner. $$  C  L D Daily LET THEM EAT CAKE! 3604 St. Johns Ave., Ste. 2, 389-2122. This artisan bakery serves coffee, croissants, muffins, cupcakes (The Fat Elvis!), pastries, individual desserts. Whole cakes made-to-order. $  Tue.-Sat. MOJO NO. 4 URBAN BBQ & WHISKEY BAR, 3572 St. Johns Ave., 381-6670. F 2012 BOJ winner. Funky Southern blues kitchen offers pulled pork, Carolina-style barbecue, chicken-fried steak, Delta fried catfish, hummus, shrimp and grits, specialty cocktails. $$  C  B L D Daily SAKE HOUSE #5 JAPANESE GRILL SUSHI BAR, 3620 St. Johns Ave., 388-5688. F See Riverside. $$  L D Daily SIMPLY SARA’S, 2902 Corinthian Ave., Ortega, 387-1000. F Down-home cooking from scratch like Grandma’s: eggplant fries, pimento cheese, fried chicken, fruit cobblers, chicken & dumplings. BYOB. $$ C  L D Mon.-Sat. TERRA, 4260 Herschel St., 388-9124. Owner Michael Thomas’ comfy spot serves local, sustainable and world cuisine in a simple, creative style. Small plates include chorizo stuffed mushrooms, pork belly skewers; entrées include lamb chops, seared tuna and ribeye. Lunch menu features sandwiches. Craft beers. Onsite organic garden. $$  D Mon.-Sat.


AL’S PIZZA, 8060 Philips Highway, 731-4300. F See Beaches. $  C  L D Daily BROADWAY RISTORANTE & PIZZERIA, 10920 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 3, 519-8000. F Family-ownedand-operated Italian pizzeria serves calzones, strombolis, wings, brick-oven-baked pizza, subs, desserts. Delivery. $$  C  L D Daily INDIA’S RESTAURANT, 9802 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 8, 620-0777. F 2012 BOJ winner. Authentic Indian cuisine, lunch buffet. Curry and vegetable dishes, lamb, chicken, shrimp, fish tandoori. $$   L Mon.-Sat.; D Nightly LA NOPALERA MEXICAN RESTAURANT, 8206 Philips Highway, 732-9433. F See San Marco. 2012 BOJ winner. $$  C  L D Daily LARRY’S GIANT SUBS, 3928 Baymeadows Rd., 737-7740. 8616 Baymeadows Rd., 739-2498. F 2012 BOJ winner. With locations all over Northeast Florida, Larry’s piles subs high and serves ’em fast. Natural meats and cheeses are hormone-, antibiotic- and gluten-free; the sub rolls are gluten-free, too. $ C  B L D Daily MANDALOUN MEDITERRANEAN LEBANESE CUISINE, 9862 Old Baymeadows Rd., 646-1881. F Bite Club certified. Owner Pierre Barakat offers authentic Lebanese cuisine, charcoal-grilled lamb kebab. Belly dancing Fri.-Sat. Monthly dinner parties. Outdoor seating. $$   L D Tue.-Sun. PATTAYA THAI GRILLE, 9551 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 1, 646-9506. F The area’s original authentic Thai restaurant has an extensive menu of traditional Thai, vegetarian and new-Thai, including curries, seafood, noodles, soups. In business since 1990, family-owned place has low-sodium and gluten-free dishes, too. $$$   L D Tue.-Sun. PIZZA PALACE, 3928 Baymeadows Rd., 527-8649. F See San Marco. $$  C  L D Daily STICKY FINGERS, 8129 Point Meadows Way, 493-7427. F Memphis-style rib house slow-smokes meats over aged hickory wood. Award-winning ribs, barbecue, rotisseriesmoked chicken, five signature sauces. Dine indoors or on screened patio. $$  C  L D Daily

Loc Lin and Cindy Nguyen of Seasons of Japan in the St. Johns Town Center present a steak and shrimp platter with a samurai roll. Photo: Grace Stephenson


(Locations are Jax Beach unless otherwise noted.) AL’S PIZZA, 303 Atlantic Blvd., Beaches Town Center, Atlantic Beach, 249-0002. F Celebrating more than 20 years and seven locations, Al’s offers a selection of New York-style and gourmet pizzas. $  C  L D Daily BUDDHA THAI BISTRO, 301 10th Ave. N., 712-4444. F The proprietors here are from Thailand, and every dish is made with fresh ingredients from tried-and-true recipes, beautifully presented. $$   L D Daily CAMPECHE BAY CANTINA, 127 First Ave. N., 2493322. F 2012 BOJ winner. Chili rellenos, tamales, fajitas, enchiladas, fish tacos, fried ice cream, homemade margaritas. $$  C D Nightly CASA MARIA, 2429 S. Third St., 372-9000. F See Springfield. 2012 BOJ winner. $  C L D Daily CULHANE’S IRISH PUBLIC HOUSE, 967 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 249-9595. Bite Club certified. Upscale Irish pub and restaurant owned and managed by four sisters from County Limerick. Shepherd’s pie, corned beef; gastro pub menu soars to culinary heights. $$  C R Sat. & Sun.; D Tue.-Sun. ENGINE 15 BREWING CO., 1500 Beach Blvd., Ste. 217, 249-2337. F  Gastropub fare: soups, salads, flatbreads, specialty sandwiches, including BarBe-Cuban and beer dip. Craft beers. $  C L D Daily GREGORY PAUL’S, 215 Fourth Ave. S., 372-4367. Greg Rider offers freshly prepared meals and experienced catering services. Delivery. $$  Mon.-Fri. 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, tater tots; daily specials. $$  C L D Daily; R Sun. LA NOPALERA MEXICAN RESTAURANT, 1222 Third St. S., 372-4495. F See San Marco. 2012 BOJ winner. $$  C  L D Daily LARRY’S GIANT SUBS, 657 N. Third St., 247-9620. F See Baymeadows. 2012 BOJ winner. $ C  B L D Daily LILLIE’S COFFEE BAR, 200 First St., Beaches Town Center, Neptune Beach, 249-2922. F Beaches landmark. Locally roasted coffee, eggs and bagels, flatbreads, sandwiches, salads and desserts. Dine indoors or out; patio and courtyard seating. $$   B L D Daily M SHACK, 299 Atlantic Blvd., Beaches Town Center, Atlantic Beach, 241-2599. F Brothers David and Matthew Medure are flippin’ burgers, hot dogs, fries, shakes and familiar fare at moderate prices. Dine indoors or out. $$  L D Daily MARLIN MOON GRILLE, 1183 Beach Blvd., 372-4438. F Sportfishing themed restaurant features fresh crab cakes – owner Gary Beach’s from Maryland’s Eastern Shore – and burgers, daily specials, craft beers, Orange Crushes, fresh-cut fries. $$  C  R Sun.; D Wed.-Mon. MELLOW MUSHROOM PIZZA BAKERS, 1018 Third St. N., Ste. 2, 241-5600. F Bite Club certified. 2012 BOJ winner. The psychedelic spot serves gourmet pizzas, hoagies, salads. Pies range from Mighty Meaty to vegetarian like Kosmic Karma. $  C  L D Daily MEZZA LUNA PIZZERIA RISTORANTE, 110 First St., Beaches Town Center, Neptune Beach, 249-5573.

F Near-the-ocean eatery has been serving casual bistro fare (for more than 20 years) like gourmet wood-fired pizzas, herb-crusted mahi mahi. Dine indoors or on the patio. $$$  C D Mon.-Sat. MOJO KITCHEN BBQ PIT & BLUES BAR, 1500 Beach Blvd., 247-6636. F 2012 BOJ winner. Funky Southern blues kitchen offers pulled pork and Carolina-style barbecue, chicken-fried steak, Delta fried catfish. $$  C  B L D Daily POE’S TAVERN, 363 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 241-7637. F Named for Edgar Allan Poe, American gastropub offers gourmet hamburgers, ground in-house and cooked to order, hand-cut French fries, fish tacos, entree-size salads, Edgar’s Drunken Chili, daily fish sandwich special. $$  C L D Daily RAGTIME TAVERN & SEAFOOD GRILL, 207 Atlantic Blvd., Beaches Town Center, Atlantic Beach, 241-7877 F For 30 years, the popular seafood place has nabbed lots of awards in our Best of Jax readers poll. Blackened snapper, sesame tuna, Ragtime shrimp. $$  L D Daily RENNA’S PIZZA, 592 Marsh Landing Parkway, 273-3113. F See Mandarin. $$  C  L D Daily SALT LIFE FOOD SHACK, 1018 Third St. N., 372-4456. F 2012 BOJ winner. Wide array of specialty menu items, signature tuna poke bowl, fresh rolled sushi, Ensenada tacos, local fried shrimp, served in a contemporary open-air space. $$  C  L D Daily SHIM SHAM ROOM, 333 First St. N., Ste. 150, 372-0781. F New joint offers a seasonal menu of “cheap eats”: bar bites, chicken and waffles, badass fries, tacos. $$  D Nightly WIPEOUTS GRILL, 1585 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach, 247-4508. F Casual, beachy sports place serves burgers, wings, fish tacos in a chill atmosphere. $  C  L D Daily


CAFÉ NOLA AT MOCAJAX, 333 N. Laura St., 366-6911. On the first fl oor of the Museum of Contemporary Art Café. Shrimp and grits, gourmet sandwiches, fresh fi sh tacos, homemade desserts. $$  L Mon.-Fri.; D Thur. & ArtWalk CASA DORA, 108 E. Forsyth St., 356-8282. F Owner/ chef Sam Hamidi has been serving genuine Italian fare 35plus years: veal, seafood, pizza. Homemade salad dressing is a specialty. $$  C 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. DE REAL TING CAFÉ, 128 W. Adams St., 633-9738. F Caribbean spot features jerk or curried chicken, conch fritters, curried goat, oxtail. $   L Tue.-Fri.; D Fri.-Sat. FIONN MACCOOL’S IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT, Ste. 176, The Jacksonville Landing, 374-1547. F 2012 BOJ winner. Casual dining with an uptown Irish atmosphere. Fish & chips, Guinness lamb stew, black-andtan brownies. $$  C L D Daily

Dining Directory ZODIAC GRILL, 120 W. Adams St., 354-8283. F Mediterranean cuisine and American favorites in a casual atmosphere. Panini, vegetarian dishes, daily lunch buffet. Espressos, hookahs. $  L Mon.-Fri.


BRICK OVEN PIZZERIA & GASTROPUB, 1811 Town Center Blvd., 278-1770. F New family-owned-and-operated spot offers freshly made brick-oven pizzas, specialty burgers, melts, wraps, craft beers. Gluten-free items. $$  C  L D Daily LA NOPALERA MEXICAN RESTAURANT, 1571 C.R. 220, Ste. 100, 215-2223. F See San Marco. 2012 BOJ winner. $$  C  L D Daily MELLOW MUSHROOM PIZZA BAKERS, 1800 Town Center Blvd., 541-1999. F See Beaches. Bite Club certified. 2012 BOJ winner. $  C  L D Daily MOJO SMOKEHOUSE, 1810 Town Center Blvd., Ste. 8, 264-0636. F 2012 BOJ winner. Funky Southern blues kitchen offers pulled pork, Carolina-style barbecue, chicken-fried steak, Delta fried catfish. $$  C  B L D Daily WHITEY’S FISH CAMP, 2032 C.R. 220, 269-4198. F Authentic fish camp serves gator tail, fresh-water river catfish, traditional meals, daily specials on the banks of Swimming Pen Creek. Outdoor Tiki bar. Come by boat, motorcycle or car. $  C  L Tue.-Sun.; D Nightly YOUR PIE, 1545 C.R. 220, Ste. 125, 379-9771. F Owner Mike Sims has a fast, casual pizza concept: Choose from three doughs, nine sauces, seven cheeses and 40-plus toppings and create your own pizza pie. Subs, sandwiches, gelato. $$  C  L D Daily


AL’S PIZZA, 14286 Beach Blvd., Ste. 31, 223-0991. F See Beaches. $  C  L D Daily CASTILLO DE MEXICO, 12620 Beach Blvd., Ste. 19, 998-7006. F This spot, in business for 15-plus years, has an extensive menu served in authentic Mexican décor. Weekday lunch buffet. $$  L D Daily EPIK BURGER, 12740 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 105, 374-7326. F More than 34 kinds of burgers made from grass-fed beef, ahi tuna, all-natural chicken and vegan items created with innovative recipes; gluten-free options. $  L D Mon.-Sat. LA NOPALERA MEXICAN RESTAURANT, 14333 Beach Blvd., 992-1666. F See San Marco. 2012 BOJ winner. $$  C  L D Daily LARRY’S GIANT SUBS, 10750 Atlantic Blvd., 642-6980. F See Baymeadows. 2012 BOJ winner. $ C  B L D Daily MAHARLIKA HALL & SPORTS GRILL, 14255 Beach Blvd., Ste. E, 699-0759. Filipino-American restaurant and market features pancit bami, lumpia, turon strudle, halo halo with ice cream. $-$$  C R L D Daily MY MOCHI FROZEN YOGURT, 13546 Beach Blvd., Ste. 1A, 821-9880. See St. Johns Town Center. $  Daily TIME OUT SPORTS GRILL, 13799 Beach Blvd., Ste. 5, 223-6999. F Locally-owned-and-operated grill serves hand-tossed pizzas, wings, specialty wraps in a clean, sporty atmosphere. Late-night menu. $$  L Tue.-Sun.; D Nightly


PIZZA PALACE, 116 Bartram Oaks Walk, Julington Creek, 230-2171. F See San Marco. $$  C  L D Daily


AL’S PIZZA, 11190 San Jose Blvd., 260-4115. F See Beaches. $  C  L D Daily ATHENS CAFÉ, 6271 St. Augustine Rd., Ste. 7, 733-1199. Dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), baby shoes (stuffed eggplant), all the favorites. Greek beers. $$  L Mon.-Fri.; D Mon.-Sat. BRAZILIAN JAX CAFE, 9825 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 20, 880-3313. F Authentic dishes: steaks, sausages, chicken, fish, burgers, hot sandwiches prepared with fresh ingredients. Traditional feijoada – black beans and pork stew served with rice, collards, orange salad and toasted yucca flour with bacon – every Sat. $$  B L D Mon.-Sat. BROOKLYN PIZZA, 11406 San Jose Blvd., 288-9211. 13820 St. Augustine Rd., Bartram Park, 880-0020. F The Brooklyn Special Pizza is a customer favorite. Also calzones, white pizza, homestyle lasagna. $$   L D Daily GIGI’S RESTAURANT, 3130 Hartley Rd. (Ramada Inn), 694-4300. F Prime rib and crab leg buffet Fri.-Sat., blue-jean brunch Sun., daily breakfast buffet and lunch and dinner buffets. $$$  B R L D Daily LA NOPALERA MEXICAN RESTAURANT, 11700 San Jose Blvd., 288-0175. F See San Marco. 2012 BOJ winner. $$  C  L D Daily LARRY’S, 11365 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 3, 674-2945. F See Baymeadows. 2012 BOJ winner. $ C  B L D Daily

RACK ’EM UP BILLIARDS, 4268 Oldfield Crossing Dr., 262-4030. See Arlington. $  R Sat.-Sun.; D Nightly RENNA’S PIZZA, 11111 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 12, 292-2300. F Casual New York-style pizzeria serves calzones, antipasto, parmigiana, homemade breads. Buy by the slice – they’re humongous – or full pie. Delivery. $$  C  L D Daily


ARON’S PIZZA, 650 Park Ave., 269-1007. F Familyowned restaurant has eggplant dishes, manicotti, New York-style pizza. $$  C  L D Daily THE HILLTOP, 2030 Wells Rd., 272-5959. Specialties include New Orleans shrimp, certified Black Angus prime rib, she-crab soup. Homemade desserts. $$$  D Tue.-Sat. LA NOPALERA MEXICAN RESTAURANT, 1930 Kingsley Ave., 276-2776. F See San Marco. 2012 BOJ winner. $$  C  L D Daily LARRY’S GIANT SUBS, 700 Blanding Blvd., Ste. 15, 272-3553. 1545 C.R. 220, 278-2827. 1330 Blanding Blvd., 276-7370. 1404 S. Orange Ave., Green Cove Springs, 284-7789. F See Baymeadows. 2012 BOJ winner. $ C  B L D Daily PREVATT’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL, 2620 Blanding Blvd., Ste. 17, Middleburg, 282-1564. F What a neighborhood sportsbar should be: Familiar fare, all the spirits you’d want. $$  C  L D Daily RENNA’S PIZZA, 6001 Argyle Forest Blvd., Ste. 16, 771-7677. F See Mandarin. $$  C  L D Daily TED’S MONTANA GRILL, 8635 Blanding Blvd., 771-1964. See St. Johns Town Center. $$$  C L D Daily THAI GARDEN, 10 Blanding Blvd., Ste. B, 272-8434. Traditional Thai: pad kraw powh with roasted duck, kaeng kari (yellow curry with potatoes and a choice of meat). Fine wines, imported, domestic beers. $$  L Mon.-Fri.; D Nightly


ALICE & PETE’S PUB, 1000 PGA Tour Blvd., Sawgrass Marriott, 285-7777. Inspired by TPC Sawgrass course designers Alice and Pete Dye, the new pub serves Northeast Florida flavors along with Alice & Pete’s favorites: Dominican black bean soup, Pete’s Designer club sandwich. Outside dining. $$$  L D Daily AL’S PIZZA, 635 A1A, 543-1494. F See Beaches. $  C  L D Daily JJ’S LIBERTY BISTRO, 330 A1A N., Ste. 209, 273-7980. Traditional French cuisine: escargot, brie, paté, steak frites, crêpes. Daily specials, specialty pastries; French wines. $$  L D Mon.-Sat. LARRY’S GIANT SUBS, 830 A1A N., Ste. 6, 273-3993. F See Baymeadows. 2012 BOJ winner. $ C  B L D Daily RESTAURANT MEDURE, 818 A1A N., 543-3797. Chef David Medure creates dishes with international flavors. The lounge offers small plates, creative drinks. $$$  D Mon.-Sat. TABLE 1, 330 A1A N., Ste. 208, 280-5515. New upscale, casual restaurant offers appetizers, salads, sandwiches, flatbreads, burgers, entrées. Extensive wine list. $$$  L D Daily


AL’S PIZZA, 1620 Margaret St., Ste. 201, 388-8384. F See Beaches. $  C  L D Daily BOLD BEAN COFFEE ROASTERS, 869 Stockton St., Stes. 1-2, 855-1181. F 2012 BOJ winner. Bold Bean brings a small-batch, artisanal approach to roasting coffee. Organic and fair trade coffees. $   B L Daily GRASSROOTS NATURAL MARKET Deli Supervisor Daniel Dillingham 2007 Park St., 384-4474. F Juice bar uses certified organic fruits and vegetables. The store has three dozen artisanal cheeses, 300-plus craft and imported beers, 50 organic wines, organic produce, meats, vitamins, herbs. Organic wraps, sides, sandwiches, salads to go; raw, vegan items. $   B L D Daily LARRY’S GIANT SUBS, 1509 Margaret St., 674-2794. 7859 Normandy Blvd., 781-7600. 5733 Roosevelt Blvd., 446-9500. 8102 Blanding Blvd., Ste. 1, 779-1933. F See Baymeadows. 2012 BOJ winner. $ C  B L D Daily MOON RIVER PIZZA, 1176 Edgewood Ave. S., Murray Hill, 389-4442. F 2012 BOJ winner. Northern-style pizzas, more than 20 toppings, by the pie or the slice. $   L D Mon.-Sat. O’BROTHERS IRISH PUB, 1521 Margaret St., 854-9300. F Traditional Irish fare: shepherd’s pie with Stilton crust, Guinness mac-n-cheese, fish-n-chips. Outdoor patio dining. $$  C  L D Daily

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AL’S PIZZA, 1 St. George St., 824-4383. F See Beaches. $  C  L D Daily BACK 40 URBAN CAFÉ, 40 S. Dixie Highway, 824-0227. F Owner Brian Harmon serves Caribbean-flavored items – wraps, upside-down chicken potpie, fresh, local seafood – in an 1896 building. Wi-Fi. $  C L Sun.; L D Mon.-Sat. CARMELO’S MARKETPLACE & PIZZERIA, 146 King St., 494-6658. F 2012 BOJ winner. New York-style brickoven-baked pizza, freshly baked sub rolls, Boar’s Head meats and cheeses, stromboli, garlic herb wings. Outdoor seating, Wi-Fi. $$   L D Daily THE FLORIDIAN, 39 Cordova St., 829-0655. Updated Southern fare, with fresh, local ingredients from area farms. Vegetarian, gluten-free options. Signature items: fried green tomato bruschetta, blackened fish, cornbread stack, grits with shrimp, fish or tofu. $$$  C  L D Wed.-Mon. GYPSY CAB COMPANY, 828 Anastasia Blvd., Anastasia Island, 824-8244. F 2012 BOJ winner. A mainstay for a quarter-century, Gypsy’s menu changes daily. Signature dish is Gypsy chicken. Seafood, tofu, duck, veal dishes. $$  R Sun.; L D Daily THE HYPPO, 15 Hypolita St., 217-7853 (popsicles only). 1765 Tree Blvd., Ste. 5, 342-7816. F Popsicles of unexpected flavors, made with premium ingredients. Coffee pour-overs, cold-brew coffees. Handcrafted sandwiches, salads. $  Daily MELLOW MUSHROOM PIZZA BAKERS, 410 Anastasia Blvd., 826-4040. F See Beaches. Bite Club certified. 2012 BOJ winner. $  C  L D Daily MOJO OLD CITY BBQ, 5 Cordova St., 342-5264. F 2012 BOJ winner. Funky Southern blues kitchen offers pulled pork, Carolina-style barbecue, chicken-fried steak, Delta fried catfish. $$  C  B L D Daily THE ORIGINAL CAFÉ ELEVEN, 501 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach, 460-9311. F Coffee drinks, vegetarian meals, meaty Southern comfort dishes. Just a block from the beach. $  B L D Daily

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BLACKFINN AMERICAN GRILLE, 4840 Big Island Drive, 345-3466. Classic American fare: beef, seafood, pasta, flatbread sandwiches. Dine indoors or on the patio. $$$  C R L D Daily BRIO TUSCAN GRILLE, 4910 Big Island Drive, 807-9960.  Upscale Northern Italian restaurant offers wood-grilled and oven-roasted steaks, chops, seafood. Dine indoors or al fresco on the terrace. $$$  C  R Sat. & Sun.; L D Daily MY MOCHI FROZEN YOGURT, 4860 Big Island Drive, Ste. 2, 807-9292. Non-fat, low-calorie, cholesterol-free frozen yogurts. More than 40 toppings. $  Daily OVINTE, 10208 Buckhead Branch Drive, 900-7730. New comfortable, chic place features tapas, small plate items of Spanish and Italian flavors, including ceviche fresco, pappardelle bolognese, lobster ravioli. A 240-bottle wine

list, 75 by the glass; craft spirits. Outdoor dining. $$  R, Sun.; D Nightly RENNA’S PIZZA, 4624 Town Crossing Drive, Ste. 125, 565-1299. F See Mandarin. $$  C  L D Daily SAKE HOUSE #3 JAPANESE GRILL SUSHI BAR, 10281 Midtown Parkway, 996-2288. F See Riverside. $$  L D Daily SEASONS OF JAPAN, 4413 Town Center Parkway, 329-1067. Casual-style restaurant serves Japanese and hibachi-style fare, sushi, quick-as-a-wink. $$ C  L D Daily TED’S MONTANA GRILL, 10281 Midtown Parkway, 998-0010. Modern classic comfort food features fine cuts of bison: signature steaks, award-winning gourmet burgers, served with genuine timeless hospitality. Crab cakes, cedarplank salmon, fresh vegetables, desserts. Private label Bison Ridge wines. $$$  C  L D Daily


EMPEROR’S GENTLEMAN’S CLUB Chef Jonathan Reap 4923 University Blvd. W., Lakewood, 739-6966.  Upscale steakhouse features steaks, burgers, seafood and wings. $$  L D Daily FUSION SUSHI, 1550 University Blvd. W., Lakewood, 636-8688. F New upscale sushi spot serves fresh sushi, sashimi, hibachi, teriyaki, kiatsu. $$ C L D Daily MOJO BAR-B-QUE, 1607 University Blvd. W., San Jose, 732-7200. F 2012 BOJ winner. Funky Southern blues kitchen offers pulled pork, Carolina-style barbecue, chickenfried steak, Delta fried catfish. $$  C  B L D Daily URBAN ORGANICS, 5325 Fairmont St., Spring Park, 398-8012. Weekly coop every Monday that offers local, fresh fruits and vegetables in bags of 10, 20 or 30 pounds.


THE GROTTO WINE & TAPAS BAR, 2012 San Marco Blvd., 398-0726. 2012 BOJ winner. Varied tapas menu of artisanal cheese plates, empanadas, bruschettas, homestyle cheesecake. More than 60 wines by the glass. $$$  Tue.-Sun. LA NOPALERA MEXICAN RESTAURANT, 1631 Hendricks Ave., 399-1768. F 2012 BOJ winner. Tamales, fajitas and pork tacos are customer favorites. Some La Nops offer a full bar. $$  C  L D Daily 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, extensive martini and wine lists. Reservations recommended. $$$$  D Mon.-Sat. PIZZA PALACE GM Hala Demetree 1959 San Marco Blvd., 399-8815. F Relaxed, family-owned place serves homestyle cuisine: spinach pizza, chicken spinach calzones. Ravioli, lasagna, parmigiana. Outside dining. $$  C  L D Daily PULP, 1962 San Marco Blvd., 396-9222. Juice bar offers fresh juices, frozen yogurt, teas,

360° GRILLE, 10370 Philips Highway, 365-5555. F In Latitude 30. Familiar sportsbar favorites: seafood, steaks, sandwiches, burgers, chicken, pasta, pizza. Dine inside or on the patio. $$   L D Daily ALHAMBRA THEATRE & DINING, 12000 Beach Blvd., 641-1212. America’s longest continuously running dinner theater features Executive Chef DeJuan Roy’s menus coordinated with stage productions. Reservations suggested. $$  D Tue.-Sun. BUCA DI BEPPO, 10334 Southside Blvd., 363-9090.  Popular chain restaurant has fresh Italian cooking: lasagna, garlic mashed potatoes; three portion sizes (halfpound meatballs!) served family-style. $$$  C  L D Daily CASA MARIA, 14965 Old St. Augustine Rd., 619-8186. F See Springfield. 2012 BOJ winner. $  C L D Daily FARAH’S PITA STOP CAFÉ, 3980 Southside Blvd., Ste. 201, 928-4322. Middle Eastern cuisine: fresh sandwiches, soups, entrées, desserts, pastries and mazas (appetizers). $  C B L D Mon.-Sat. THE FLAME BROILER THE RICE BOWL KING, 9822 Tapestry Park Circle, Ste. 103, 619-2786. 7159 Philips Highway, Ste. 104, 337-0007. F West Coast fave has healthy, inexpensive fast food with no transfats, MSG, frying, or skin on meat. Fresh veggies, steamed brown or white rice, grilled beef, chicken, Korean short ribs. $ C  L D Mon.-Sat. JJ’S BISTRO DE PARIS, 7643 Gate Parkway, Ste. 105, 996-7557. Authentic French cuisine served in a comfortable, charming setting. The scratch kitchen has fresh soups, stocks, sauces, pastries. $$  C L D Mon.-Sat. LARRY’S GIANT SUBS, 3611 St. Johns Bluff Road S., 641-6499. 4479 Deerwood Lake Parkway, 425-4060. F See Baymeadows. 2012 BOJ winner. $ C  B L D Daily MELLOW MUSHROOM PIZZA BAKERS, 9734 Deer Lake Court, Ste. 1, Tinseltown, 997-1955. F See Beaches. Bite Club certified. 2012 BOJ winner. $  C  L D Daily OISHII, 4375 Southside Blvd., Ste. 4, 928-3223.  Manhattan-style Japanese fusion cuisine: fresh, high-grade sushi, a variety of lunch specials, hibachi items. $$  C  L D Daily SEVEN BRIDGES GRILLE & BREWERY, 9735 Gate Parkway N., Tinseltown, 997-1999. F Grill and brewery features local seafood, steaks, pizzas, award-winning freshly brewed ales and lagers. Dine indoors or outdoors. $$  L D Daily TAVERNA YAMAS, 9753 Deer Lake Court, 854-0426. Bite Club certified. 2012 BOJ winner. Greek restaurant serves char-broiled kabobs, seafood, traditional Greek wines and desserts. Nightly belly dancing. $$  C L D Daily TOMMY’S BRICK OVEN PIZZA, 4160 Southside Blvd., Ste. 2, 565-1999. F New York-style thin crust, brick-oven-cooked pizzas – gluten-free – as well as calzones, salads, sandwiches made fresh to order, using Thumann’s no-MSG meats, Grande cheeses. Boylan’s soda. Curbside pick-up. $$   L D Mon.-Sat.


CASA MARIA, 12961 N. Main St., Ste. 104, 757-6411. F 2012 BOJ winner. Family-owned-and-operated restaurant offers authentic Mexican food: fajitas, seafood dishes, a variety of hot sauces made in-house. Specialty is tacos de asada. $  C L D Daily LARRY’S GIANT SUBS, 12001 Lem Turner Rd., 764-9999.  F See Baymeadows. 2012 BOJ winner. $ C  B L D Daily RENNA’S PIZZA, 840 Nautica Drive, Ste. 117, River City Marketplace, 714-9210. F See Mandarin. $$  C  L D Daily SAVANNAH BISTRO, 14670 Duval Rd., 741-4404. F  Low Country Southern fare, with a twist of Mediterranean and French, in a relaxing atmosphere at Crowne Plaza Airport. Crab cakes, New York strip, she crab soup, mahi mahi. Rainforest Lounge. $$$  C B L D Daily STICKY FINGERS, 13150 City Station Drive, River City Marketplace, 309-7427. F See Baymeadows. $$  C  L D Daily


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OUTBACK BAYMEADOWS/9A SUNDAY You: Gray/black outfit in a booth. Me: In a coral shirt catching mutual glimpses from the bar. Couldn’t tell the nature of your relationship, but you were clearly disinterested. We shared a brief “hi” that made us both smile. Let me know when you’re ready to be excited again. When: Aug. 4. Where: Outback @ Baymeadows & 9A. #1273-0814 STOPPED ME AT BRIX Me: At Brix in all black, with two girlfriends; glasses. You: Tall, handsome; stopped me at the bar, said it was your birthday; with friend in PR moving to Atlanta. You make commercials. I left when my guy friends wanted to leave. I regret not getting your name and number. When: July 26. Where: The Brix. #1272-0807 WELCOME FOODS FLAME PRINCESS I see you every day and can’t wait to see you again the next day. You: Redheaded, with a serious adventure time addiction. Let me be your Finn and make our own adventure. You can even bring your dog. I’m sure he’s magic anyway. When: July 24. Where: Welcome Foods Wilson. #1271-0731 NAUTI DARK HAIRED BEAUTY You: Stunningly beautiful. Long dark ponytail, WELL-fitted black “nauti girl” tank, white shorts. Me: Just another face in the crowd admiring your beauty and amazing energy. Would love to sail off with you or just get the chance to swim in your aura. When: July 21. Where: Billy’s Boat House. #1270-0731 A SHY SMILE IN FLORAL I saw you; beautiful in your floral blouse, radiant smile. Me, disheveled just off work. We made eye contact in produce and again outside. Kicking myself for not stopping. I hope you see this. I want to see that smile again. When: July 17. Where: Winn-Dixie @ Hwy. 17. #1269-0724 MR. PERSONALITY You: Bald and oh-so-attractive, leaving in a Yukon. Me: Leaving with my two kids. You caught me off guard with the flirting and I blanked! I promise to get my act together next time?! When: July 18. Where: Southeast Library. #1267-0724 KANSAS COWGIRL Me: Louisiana Cowboy. We talked, danced. Been back several times hoping to see you, to let you know, you walked through my dreams again last night. I know it wasn’t right, but I held you oh so tight. Hear the rest of the song July 26 @ The Landing. Sitting, watching, waiting, hoping. My hat doesn’t leave home without me. When: July 3. Where: Jacksonville Landing. #1267-0724 MAC STORE TIGRESS You: Long legs in torn nets leading to hot black dress, topped with a beautiful face. You: Cleaning mirrors looking fit, brutally sexy. Me: Afflicted with the thought of you. I am tired, Beloved, of chafing my heart against the want of you; of squeezing it into little ink drops, and post it. When: July 13. Where: MAC Cosmetics. #1266-0724 UR THE BEAUTIFUL BLONDE @ COFFEE You: Beautiful blonde 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 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

PARKING YOUR UHAUL AT MELLOW You: Parking your UHaul at Mellow Mushroom’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 Mushroom @ Jax Beach. #1261-0710 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 @ I-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

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Usually, International CAPS LOCK DAY occurs only once a year, on June 28. But in alignment with your current astrological omens, you’ve been granted the right to observe the next seven days as your own International CAPS LOCK DAYS. You’ll probably be forgiven and tolerated if you use OVERHEATED ORATORY and leap to THUNDEROUS CONCLUSIONS and engage in MELODRAMATIC GESTURES. You may even be thanked – though it’s important to note the gratitude you get may come later, AFTER THE DUST HAS SETTLED.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): More often than not, your fine mind does a competent job of defining problems to solve, coming up with concise questions to lead you in the right direction for useful clues. It gathers evidence crisply and makes smart adjustments as situations evolve. After studying astrological factors at work, I’m concerned your usually fine mind might temporarily suffer from the dreaded malady paralysis through over-analysis. To steer away from that, keep checking in with your body and feelings to see the alternate truths they may have.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): William Turner, a 19th-century English landscape painter born under the sign of Taurus, aimed to convey the emotional impact scenes had on him. He testified that once, he had himself tied to a ship’s mast during a snowstorm so he could experience its full effects firsthand. The result? “Snow Storm – Steam-Boat off a Harbor’s Mouth,” a painting composed mostly of tempestuous swirls. What’s the equivalent for you? Think of a way you could be safe as you treat yourself to an up-close encounter with elemental energies.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): By the standards of those who don’t know you well, the triumph you achieve in the days ahead may seem modest, but it’ll really be quite dramatic. My concern: There’s a slight danger you’ll be grandiose or even arrogant afterward. You may get peeved at those who don’t see it as a major achievement. You’ve been warned, so I hope you avoid that. Celebrate the win with humble grace, feel gratitude for all the help you got.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Some years ago, the Greek government launched a huge anti-smoking campaign. In response, cigarette sales spiked dramatically. When my daughter was six years old, I started a crusade to ban Barbie dolls from our home forever. Soon she was ripping out pictures of the accursed anti-feminist icon from toy catalogs and leaving them on my desk. With these events in mind, I’m leery of asking you to formulate a five-year master plan. Maybe I should encourage you to think small and obsess on transitory wishes. CANCER (June 21-July 22): “Wings are a constraint that makes it possible to fly,” Canadian poet, typographer and author Robert Bringhurst reminds us. That’s a good principle to remember during your adventures in the weeks ahead. Any liberation you achieve is the result of intense discipline. To the degree that you cultivate the finest limitations, you earn the right and power to transcend inhibitions holding you down. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” I found that while surfing the Web, and I felt they jibed perfectly with your astrological omens now in play. Every website I consulted agreed the speaker of this wisdom was Socrates, but I thought the language was too contemporary to have been uttered by a Greek philosopher who died 2,400 years ago. After some research, I found the real source: a character named Socrates in “Way of the Peaceful Warrior,” a New Age self-help book by Dan Millman. I hope this doesn’t dilute its impact for you. It’s crucial you don’t bog down quarreling and brawling. Devote all your energy to creating the future.

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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Do you know you’re host to more than 10,000 species of microorganisms? Many are bacteria that perform functions essential to your health. The stunning fact of the matter is that a large number of life forms share your body and constantly help in ways about which you have no conscious awareness. Are there more examples of you collecting benefits from unknown sources? Who’s responsible for providing the water and electricity you use? Who sewed your clothes and made your medicine? Who built the roads and buildings you use? It’s a great time to inventory all the help, mostly anonymous, you’re so fortunate to receive.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.” So said French writer André Breton. I suspect many of us feel that way – kind of depressing. The good news? There will be times in the months ahead when you’ll get as close to naming that mysterious thing as you’ve ever been. More than once, you may be able to get a clear glimpse of its true nature. You might even be fully united with it. One of those moments could be soon. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The Paris Review did a story on novelist William Gass. The interviewer asked him why he wrote his books. That was “a very dumb question,” he sneered. Nevertheless, he answered, saying, “I write because I hate. A lot. Hard.” In other words, his primary motivations for expressing himself creatively were loathing, malice and hostility. Do not use him as a role model. Not now. Not ever. But especially now. It’s essential to your long-term health and wealth that you’re not driven by hate in the weeks ahead. Just the opposite: The more you’re driven by love and generosity, the better chance you have of launching a long lucky streak. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “Until we have seen someone’s darkness, we don’t really know who they are,” said author Marianne Williamson. “Until we have forgiven someone’s darkness, we don’t really know what love is.” Your assignment? Seek the deepest possible understanding of these truths. To do so, identify the unripe, shadowy qualities of those most important to you. Then find it in your smart heart to love them for their unripe, shadowy qualities almost as much as you do for their shiny, beautiful qualities. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Aldous Huxley, renowned 20th-century intellectual, wrote “Brave New World,” a dystopian vision of the future. Later in life, he came to regret how “preposterously serious” he’d been when he was younger. “There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet,” he ruminated, “trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly, my darling … Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply.” Put this counsel at the top of your list for the next 10 months. Write it out on a piece of paper and tape it to your bathroom mirror.  Rob Brezsny

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The National Security Agency is a “supercomputing powerhouse,” wrote in July, with “machines so powerful their speed is measured in thousands of trillions of operations per second” — but apparently it has no ability to bulk-search its own employees’ official emails. Thus, ProPublica’s Freedom of Information Act demand for a seemingly simple all-hands search was turned down in July, with the NSA informing ProPublica that the best it could do would be to go one-by-one through the emails of each of the agency’s 30,000 employees — which would be prohibitively expensive. (ProPublica reported companywide searches are “common” for large corporations, which must respond to judicial subpoenas and provide information for their own internal investigations.)

Strumming My Brain with His Fingers

To commemorate its 500th “deep brain stimulation” surgery in May, UCLA Medical Center live-tweeted its operation on musician Brad Carter, 39, during which he was required to strum his guitar and sing so that surgeons would know where in his brain to plant the electrical stimulator that would relieve his Parkinson’s disease symptoms. Carter had developed hand tremors in 2006, but the stimulator, once it’s properly programmed and the surgery healed, is expected to reduce his symptoms, restore some guitar-playing ability and reduce his medication need. (And, yes, patients normally remain conscious during the surgery.)


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Firefighters are not infrequently called on to extricate adventurous men from sex toys, but one armor-plated device, six inches in diameter, into which a 51-year-old German entrapped himself in July in Ibiza, Mallorca, was especially challenging, according to the Diario de Mallorca newspaper, and took two hours and a dose of anesthesia toward the end. The saw blade the emergency workers used wore out during the rescue and had to be replaced, along with two sets of batteries. The man was kept overnight at Can Misses hospital, but was otherwise OK.

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Americans stage dog shows, Middle-Easterners stage camel beauty contests, and in June, the annual German Holstein Show took over the city of Oldenburg. The two-day event was won by “Loh Nastygirl,” topping bovine beauties from Germany, Luxembourg and Austria. The event is also a showcase for cow hairdressers, who trim cows’ leg and belly hair (to better display their veins). Said one dresser, “It is just like with us people — primping helps.” Groomed or not, cows with powerful legs, bulging udders and strong bone structures are the favorites. 

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Backpage Editorial

A Burden That Could Lead to Bankruptcy

A longtime watchdog of the Police & Fire Pension Fund shares his recommendations for what the city of Jacksonville should do next about retirement reform


am relieved that Mayor Alvin Brown’s retirement reform proposal was rejected by the Jacksonville City Council. It was financially inadequate, and the product of illegal, secret negotiations. In May, the mayor announced his retirement reform proposal, developed after the mayor’s staff, the police and firefighter unions and the Police & Fire Pension Fund (PFPF) collectively bargained, in secret, for two months. This bargaining was conducted in secret because the Jacksonville Association of Firefighters (JAFF), which is a labor union, funded a lawsuit by its president, Randy Wyse, which started in February. But even before the suit was filed, the city and the PFPF, plus the JAFF, made plans to use this lawsuit as a means to settle disputes concerning retirement benefits, and collectively bargain retirement benefits in secret, under the guise of mediating (settling) the lawsuit. The public and the media were not informed of the location of these bargaining sessions (they were mostly in Gainesville) and were not allowed to attend. Yet, state law (the Sunshine Law) requires that collective bargaining between governmental entities and public employee unions occur in meetings open to the public, and the city generally followed state law for many years. I had attended one such bargaining session as an interested member of the public. Most attendees were public employees. Why should taxpayers care? First, secrecy in government is bad news. The public and the media need to be able to see what deals are made, how and by whom. Otherwise, who knows what corruption and side deals occurred? Seeing the result is not enough. Second, pension costs will exceed 20 percent of Jacksonville’s general fund budget next year. That is, more than 20 percent of what the average taxpayer pays will go to local retired public employees, and thus taxpayers will not obtain any services regarding those payments. Yet Jacksonville is not alone in its problems. One of the biggest problems in American government is that states and localities have permitted many public employees to retire in their 40s and 50s (and sometimes late 30s), and collect lifetime,

escalating pensions. For example, the average police officer and firefighter in Jacksonville has retired at age 49 historically, and the current average retiree pension of such people exceeds $54,000 per year. This far exceeds the average wage in Jacksonville. The mayor’s retirement reform proposal would have slowly increased the average retirement age to about 52 (but for new hires only), and would have slightly slowed increases in average pension levels, for new hires only. But PFPF retirees would still continue to receive escalating pensions for 30-plus years, as they do now. Many would receive $2 million or more in public funds while retired — many already do now. One such retiree is a convicted child molester, who committed his crimes while employed as a Jacksonville Sheriff ’s Office police officer. The PFPF will pay his pension, which will total about $2 million while he’s in jail. Such continuing burdens could ultimately lead to bankruptcy. In other words, the mayor’s retirement reform would only modestly dent our problems, and Jacksonville’s terrible financial statistics would linger for a generation or more. The unfunded liability associated with public employee pensions would remain at about $2.5 billion, or about $3,000 per city resident. Here are my suggestions for what the city should do next: 1. Do not continue to bargain secretly with union officials and John Keane (the retired firefighter who runs the PFPF, whose compensation package approximates $500,000 per year). Bargain publicly

with union officials instead, and require that retirement reform affect all employees, including active employees, going forward.

2. Stop being so nice to people who harm the city.

Take all steps necessary to fire Keane — courts and ethics officials have repeatedly found that the PFPF violated the law, and Keane has run the PFPF for more than 20 years. Also, sue Keane and the PFPF for instituting an illegal pension plan that personally benefits Keane to the tune of more than $2 million (present value). This plan uses PFPF assets. The city itself had deemed this special pension illegal, but was willing to forget about such misconduct as

part of those secret negotiations, to grease the wheels of retirement reform. This is cynical and disturbing.

if the city forces the issue. What’s the harm in trying, if $21 million a year in extra taxpayer costs is at stake?

3. Pursue the city’s other claims about breaches of fiduciary duty on the part of PFPF officials. Try to

7. Demand that the City Council auditor institute a forensic audit of the PFPF, focused on expenses and investments. PFPF’s expenses

clean house at the PFPF.

4. Given her flip-flops, contempt for the law, cynicism and many errors, fire General Counsel Cindy Laquidara, or at least vote no confidence in her. The City Council should protect its

institutional interests. A weak and pliant legislature leads to bad government.

5. Fire PFPF trustees Walter Bussells and Adam Herbert, who hold these jobs because the City Council appointed them. I’ve made many

efforts to inform them of the many scandals associated with PFPF, and they have neither inquired further, nor accepted my requests to start a dialog. Why? Perhaps because they’re retirees from government positions receiving large pensions. In Bussells’ case, his public pension (thanks to his JEA service) is almost $250,000 a year. Such conflicts of interest with the interests of taxpayers and, indeed, with the interests of most PFPF members, means that their judgments are distorted, their loyalties in question. Replace them with tough-minded people with private sector backgrounds. (The fact that Bussells and Herbert went along with denying people the right to speak at meetings of the PFPF board of trustees speaks volumes about their values, and their contempt for the public.)

6. Demand that the PFPF revert to using the 7.75 percent assumed (expected) rate of return. The PFPF, like most pension plans,

has earned more than this threshold over the last 30 years. Keeping this assumption will save taxpayers about $21 million a year, beginning fiscal 2014. The agreement between the city and PFPF has a “dueling actuaries” type of provision, permitting the city to hire its own actuary to justify the 7.75 percent, and then, if the PFPF will not yield, bounce the decision to a third actuary. Since the Florida Retirement System has used 7.75 percent for many years, and since the average assumed (expected) rate of return used in Florida for public pensions is about 7.7 percent, the PFPF should ultimately lose,

are excessive, and not solely due to Keane’s overcompensation. I compared PFPF’s expenses with those of Tampa’s similar pension fund, using data they fi led with the state. The Tampa fund has 45 percent more assets than PFPF has, but its annual administrative costs (investment fees, employee salaries and the like) are only 61 percent of those of the PFPF. In other words, per dollar in assets, PFPF is more than twice as costly to run. This, plus surveys, show that the PFPF’s cost structure is horribly out of whack, costing taxpayers around $4 million per year. A forensic audit is needed. Look behind the invoices. Look also at PFPF travel expenses — they’re too excessive. 8. If the labor unions refuse to collectively bargain in public, look into imposition of terms via the impasse process. 9. Announce massive layoffs, focused on senior levels if possible, coupled with as much outsourcing as possible, to pressure the unions and those who support them (i.e., the sheriff) to make serious concessions. 10. The city need not collectively bargain respecting non-union employees of the JSO and Jacksonville Fire & Rescue Department. Impose

reduced benefits for those employees going forward now. In short, the city should act like a company whose survival is at stake. The city should fight hard for those who deserve its primary loyalty — taxpayers. 

Curtis Lee

Lee is a retired attorney and a former finance manager who managed a corporate pension plan and 401(k) plans. He’s also a director and vice president of Concerned Taxpayers of Duval County. He lives in Jacksonville.


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