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Three-minute justice: Florida’s fast-moving misdemeanor courts produce “haste and waste.” p. 10
Bobby Bowden cashes in on cancer while pretending to care for something besides compensation. p. 11
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22 EDITOR’S NOTE p. 4 NEWS Urban paddling isn’t easy (yet) but the rewards are worth the effort. p. 7 Three-minute justice: Florida’s fast-moving misdemeanor courts produce “haste and waste.” p. 10 SPORTS Bobby Bowden cashes in on cancer while pretending to care for something besides compensation. p. 11 BUZZ, BOUQUETS & BRICKBATS Fear, loathing and unanswered prayers: Just another day in Jacksonville, Fla. Plus longtime T-U reporter offers an FU to the suits. p. 8 OUR PICKS Reasons to leave the house this week. p. 15 MOVIES Reviews of “Straw Dogs” and “Drive.” p. 16 MUSIC “Do you feel like we do” about guitar god Peter Frampton? p. 21
17 After a decade-plus of wowing fans and conquering critics, Death Cab for Cutie settle in to enjoy the ride. p. 22 ON THE COVER Jax artists Shaun Thurston and Squid Dust create a shared vision of environmental imagination. p. 28 ARTS Walter Parks celebrates his muddy roots on both the ballet and rock club stages. p. 30 NEWS OF THE WEIRD Eat your afterbirth, folks. Plus anatomically correct “Dolly Parton” wows child beauty pageant judges. p. 49 BACKPAGE Like a Girl: Exposing the fallacy of feminine vs. feminist. p. 54 MAIL p. 5 I ♥ TELEVISION p. 12 HAPPENINGS p. 33 DINING GUIDE p. 44 I SAW U p. 50 FREEWILL ASTROLOGY p. 51 CLASSIFIEDS p. 52 September 27- October 3, 2011 | folio weekly | 3
Disney World’s proposed “Avatar” attraction is a study in contradictions
ot being a James Cameron fan (admittedly preferring his “Piranha II: The Spawning” era to the later, exquisitely sappy “Titanic”), I was unprepared to like “Avatar.” And I didn’t like it. But I was impressed by the political crosscurrents it provoked — the way a cinematic spectacle could get red-state audiences on their feet applauding the fictional defeat of the U.S. military, the way it made talk-radio hosts sputter furiously about its “pantheistic,” proenvironment themes. The film undeniably had a “message,” albeit one delivered via digital animation and 3-D glasses. Cameron himself even admitted to undergoing a bit of an awakening regarding what he called “a real-life ‘Avatar’ confrontation” in Brazil, where the planned Belo Monte dam will destroy rainforests and displace some 30,000 indigenous people. “Avatar” wasn’t a particularly enigmatic piece of filmmaking. The vast despoliation of nature, the exploitation of land in the name of profit, the colonization of a once-Edenlike place were all held up as obvious “wrongs.”
well-documented in word (Carl Hiaasen’s 1998 “Team Rodent”) and deed (Disney’s decision to abandon the $30 million Bahamanian island developed for its cruise ship business, leaving it littered with transformers, motorboats and rotting buildings). Hell, Animal Kingdom even elicited a federal investigation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shortly after opening in 1998, because so many endangered species were dying and being hit by “safari” vehicles. But the parallels with the plot of “Avatar” would seem at the very least the
Parallels with the plot of “Avatar” would seem at the very least the kind of thing that would give PR folks pause. Overconsumerism is, if not Disney’s raison d’être, certainly its most salient characteristic.
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The fact that most Americans enjoyed the film while sitting in their local suburban multiplex did nothing to diminish their enthusiasm for the film’s message. Neither, apparently, did the inclusion of blue-skinned Na’vi dolls in McDonald’s Happy Meals. But the latest “Avatar” news fairly reeks of cosmic dissonance. Last week, Walt Disney corp. announced a deal with the fi lm’s creators to design an “Avatar” attraction at Disney World. The goal is to recreate the “experience” of the planet Pandora for the average person — presumably a virtual reality-infused playground where people can pretend to be tall, imperiled, sapient humanoids. The attraction, slated to open in 2013, won’t share theme park space with the Magic Kingdom, but will instead be located inside the Animal Kingdom park. According to Disney officials, the location was chosen because, “with its emphasis on living in harmony with nature, Animal Kingdom is a natural fit for the Avatar stories, which share the same philosophy.” Right. Because if there is any example of living in harmony with nature, it’s Disney World — assuming you can overlook the Manhattansized swath of Central Florida transformed into an asphalt-coated landscape populated by clinically obese Americans and characters with fiberglass heads. Disney’s relationship with the natural environment is pretty unambiguous, and
kind of thing that would give PR folks pause. Overconsumerism is, if not Disney World’s raison d’être, certainly its most salient characteristic — a place where every experience is commodified, every dream for sale. It’s also a place that has so thoroughly substituted faux for reality that the two have become indistinguishable. Witness the “Tree of Life” at the Animal Kingdom, a 14-story, 50-foot-wide artificial baobab that many guests mistakenly believe is real. As Hiaasen observed, “You can spend a solid month at Disney World and never see evidence of the real Florida, save for an occasional renegade buzzard on a roadkill. [The experience is] not at all unpleasant, just fake. A sublime and unbreakable artificiality.” Of course, Florida’s history of environmental stewardship sorta speaks for itself. We’ll clearcut forests and drain wetlands if someone even whispers the word “Walmart,” so perhaps a $400 million theme park ride isn’t the worst eventuality for another swath of Orlando. But one can’t ignore the fact that this realization of a Hollywood fantasy will only further attenuate the Real Florida — a place increasingly imperiled not just by bad development and bad public policy, but by the public’s fading memory of what it was before. Back when it was just paradise — before it was improved. Anne Schindler firstname.lastname@example.org
After reading his Backpage Editorial, it appears to me that Dr. White, who has a great vocabulary, seems to be educated beyond his intelligence (Aug. 16). Reading his editorial, I am left to believe he is a supporter of Pres. Obama and Marx’ and Lenin’s view of Communism. I am one who believes Communism would be a wonderful way of life EXCEPT for one thing — human nature. William Conroy Orange Park via email
This letter comes from the heart, with love and desperation that anyone would read this and feel the same passion I have for my home, Jacksonville. Born and raised here, and now having three generations making Jacksonville their home, too, I’m not a world traveler. I have had the opportunity to venture as far north as North Carolina and south to Miami.
Is that it? It makes perfect sense to me! Why can’t we do this here in Jacksonville? Increase the litter law enforcement; it will make this a win-win situation for all. I don’t know if you, the reader, will take this to heart. But know that I’m serious. I have no reservations about picking up and cleaning up with anyone! I’ve worn the orange vest and carried the orange bags for years. I don’t ask for anything, I just want to be proud of my home, Jacksonville. I apologize to anyone if I have offended you in any way. I only wish to live, work and play and a beautiful and welcoming city. Please help! Joni Cusic via email
Much ado is being made about the new Patient Healthcare Act being some kind of Democratic conspiratorial plan hatched by the President. However, let’s look at its roots. It was created upon a model based upon the Massachusetts Patient Healthcare Act, established, advocated and enforced by a Republican governor, Mitt Romney. Then it was modified, reformed and adopted with five specific goals: (A) Keep any single-payer plan off the table; (B) Ensure that any final plan adopted contained a clause requiring all Americans not otherwise eligible for another existing program to buy coverage from a private insurance company; (C) Prevent any adopted plan from creating any government-run plan (i.e., the “public option”), which would compete with such private insurers; (D) Make the healthcare reform implementation primarily at the state level, thereby decreasing extensive federal government oversight of private insurers’ business practices; (E) Keep any new regulations and consumer protections at a minimum. Insurers achieved proposals (A) through (D), and are attempting to further enact — through “friendly” Congressional legislators — provision (E). However, where did all these provisions originate? From a little-known but huge (in fact, the largest) individual public-private membership association of state legislators, called the American Legislative Exchange Council (or “ALEC”), allegedly “nonpartisan.” However, ALEC was founded in 1973 by Paul Weyrich and other conservative Republican activists, including Milton Friedman, as a critical arm of their rightwing network of policy shops, to “develop alternatives to existing policies and keep them alive and available” on statewide bases. ALEC’s model legislation proposals reflect long-term goals of downsizing government, removing regulations on corporations, and making it harder to hold the economically and the politically powerful to account. ALEC’s priorities for 2010-’11 included bills to privatize education, break unions, deregulate major industries and pass voter ID limits, as well as modify any healthcare act. ALEC apparently succeeded in the healthcare limitations, and what resulted from the “compromise” among Pres. Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and
Why can’t we do this here in Jacksonville? Increase the litter law enforcement; it will make this a win-win situation for all. We are small-business owners and we own our home, pay our taxes, vote and support our local government. We now have a new administration on board; Mayor Brown said he “wants to make a difference in this city” and we have a hard-working Sheriff and hundreds of police officers who work our streets to keep us safe, by serving and protecting us all. It’s a win-win situation for everyone. I had to venture to Ft. Lauderdale, because of a family medical concern. Arriving in Ft. Lauderdale, I began to notice how clean and litter-free the city was. I asked myself, “Where’s the trash?” I could not find any trash on the highway. I noticed other things, such as the wall! You know, the wall that has been installed next to the interstate — for what purpose I don’t really know, but it wasn’t just a wall with grown-over ivy or dried and dead trees. The wall was decorated with Florida themes, such as flamingos, dolphins, turtles and even alligators. How cool was that? Just beautiful! I didn’t see any abandoned property, houses that had graffiti painted on them or years of trash piled up. No overgrown grass. I gave in and asked my sister, “How and what do your city officials do to keep everything so nice and clean?” She quickly answered, “They make use of the prison system.”
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In his letter (Mail, Sept. 13), George Starkes stated that “Billions of people have died … under the banner of various religions worldwide.” That would be quite an accomplishment since the 20th century, the bloodiest in history, exterminated just 250 million. And for his information, they were victims of their own governments and wars between governments, with just about none being under religious banners. Pray tell your source, Mr. Starkes. It is true that many wars were fought under the banner of religion, but those banners can be viewed as shills for wars between governments. Between the fall of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance, a period of great tranquility, the dominant force in Western Civilization was the Catholic Church.
With the Renaissance, our modern nation-states emerged and the bloodletting began, reaching their nadir with the likes of Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, Pol Pot and Fidel Castro, all of whom hated religion. With the Renaissance, our modern nationstates emerged and the bloodletting began, reaching their nadir with the likes of Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, Pol Pot and Fidel Castro, all of whom hated religion. Seems the Church wins in this comparison, unless Mr. Starkes thinks Stalin’s victim count of 30 million is “miniscule.” The Treaty of Tripoli does indeed disavow America as a Christian nation, but many of the people who signed and voted for it at other times maintained otherwise. Perhaps the treaty should be evaluated in the context of whom it was with. Tripoli was a Muslim nation. In no way should we ever be a Christian nation in the same sense that Iran and other nations have been Muslim. The farce, Mr. Starkes, may be your knowledge of history. Roderick T. Beaman via email
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Another beautiful Jacksonville day bullet-ridden corpses with a chance of afternoon showers fear, loathing and lots of unanswered prayers — From local writer and blogger S.J. Rivera’s book of poetry, “Amerikkkan Stories.” Rivera, who blogs at brokenswordpublications.com, will be signing copies of his book during First Wednesday ArtWalk on Oct. 5 at Chamblin’s Uptown from 5-9 p.m.
Over and Out “Thanks to everyone so far for your comments. … Unfortunately, I can’t be a part of the discussion after midnight until Weds morn per Morris Communications Corp. policy as I’ll be on unpaid furlough.” — Times-Union reporter Jim Schoettler, offering an unvarnished look at the financial mechanics behind the newspaper’s recent corporate cutbacks. In addition to a savage series of layoffs (bit.ly/oVqC1k), the paper last week downsized from being a fivesection paper to a three-section one, and eliminated 10 of 11 Community News sections (with only the Beaches-focused Shorelines edition surviving). Schoettler, who made the remark in the online comments section of a recent crime story, added, “Anyone wishing to express their concern about said action is more than welcome to contact my employer through whatever means you choose.”
… And in Related News “You pay these boys $1 per hour and they write news?” I asked. “Do they ever complain and write obscene things about you in the bathroom?” — From the Twitter handle @_UncleBilly, a parody account that reveals the mental machinations of William S. Morris III, CEO of Morris Communications, owner of The Florida TimesUnion and St. Augustine Record. A series of tweets that started on Sept. 15 tell the story of Uncle Billy and his son Lil’ Billy traveling to India to outsource reporting duties there. By Sept. 20, @_UncleBilly had been fleeced and was thinking of “crowd-sourcing” the news.
No Reply At All Myrtle Avenue resident and neighborhood activist Celia Miller often wonders if anybody in City Hall is listening. On Sept. 8, she found out, when she received an email that read, “Your message To: Kerri Stewart Subject: RE: What are your duties? Who can get answers and serve the public needs? Sent: Thursday, January 8, 2009 12:21:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) was deleted without being read on Thursday, September 08, 2011.” Kerri Stewart was former Mayor John Peyton’s chief administrative officer.
Up the creek: Joe Crespi paddles through a tunnel on McCoys Creek.
Kayaking in the Core
Urban paddling isn’t easy (yet), but the rewards are worth the effort
aunching kayaks from the parking lot next to the YMCA on Riverside Avenue is a tricky endeavor. It isn’t so much the wind, which is blowing at 18 to 20 miles an hour this particular Sunday, or the strong tides of St. Johns River. It requires something like a mountain goat’s dexterity to cross a field of riprap and then move from one slab of
avid paddlers, owners of First Coast Outfitters and members of the Northeast Florida kayaking community, the husband-and-wife team see tremendous untapped opportunities for urban eco-tourism. “We really have a pocket city between two parks,” Crespi says, noting the vast 46,000acre Timucuan Ecological and Historic
“Think how cool it would be if people could kayak from San Marco over to the Riverside Arts Market, pick up a bike, do a historic tour of Riverside and its architecture and then stop somewhere for lunch.” limestone to another, before gingerly stepping into the two-man kayak that Rachel Austin has placed in the water. She and fellow guide Joe Crespi suggested embarking from this spot because it offers quick access from the St. Johns into nearby McCoys Creek. The rocky egress also illustrates a point: Downtown Jacksonville isn’t exactly hospitable to paddlers. Currently, there are only two kayak launches close to downtown. One is at the end of Arlington Road near the Mathews Bridge, the other is beside River City Brewing Company on the Southbank Riverwalk. The city spent $395,000 on a floating dock that’s only open on Saturdays for Riverside Arts Market, but most kayakers can’t use it. It wouldn’t be hard to solve the problem, says Austin. “It would cost the city very little to make this a smooth launch,” she says of the riprap-strewn shoreline. “They could just dump some sand here or make a little concrete slab.” But the difficulty of exploring downtown waterways hasn’t stopped the pair from doing so — or encouraging others from joining in. As
National Preserve to the north of the city, and the 73,352-acre Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Reserve to the south. “Think how cool it would be if people could kayak from San Marco over to the Riverside Arts Market, pick up a bike, do a historic tour of Riverside and its architecture and then stop somewhere for lunch.” Today’s paddle is somewhat less than Chamber of Commerce-ready, but exhilarating in its own way. Crespi leads the way past the Haskell Company building to a slot in the seawall that appears under a parking lot of the Times-Union building. Though the winds are kicking up two-to-three-foot waves on the open river, once we enter the tunnel and are on McCoys Creek, the water flattens out. Someone has spray-painted “Racism is f*cked-up” in red on the tunnel wall. We enter an aqueduct that’s like a giant storm drain and is stamped “1929.” At the end of the half-circle of the tunnel, light pours in a rippling pathway, giving it almost a cathedral feel. Where we emerge from the tunnel, the banks of McCoys Creek are fortified with steel bulkheads, held in place by 12-inchwide red poles braced at intervals about a foot
apart. Gradually, the shoreline resumes a more natural form. Branches of oak trees hang over the creek, and several black-crowned night herons take flight. Austin notes how remarkable it is that a night heron rookery is located so close to the nearby corporate behemoths of LPS and Blue Cross and Blue Shield. “There’s a texture to it,” says Austin of the convergence. “It’s industry meeting nature. It’s interesting to have lived here all my life and never to have seen it before.” Crespi stumbled upon another treasure when he was planning a paddle down Pottsburg Creek. He noticed Exchange Club Island on a map — the island created from dredge spoil when river was dredged to build the Mathews Bridge in 1953. The state of Florida deeded the long, narrow, 34-acre island to Duval County for a park in 1956, and the Jacksonville Exchange Club and Duval County dedicated it to boaters in 1960. But today, the island is overgrown and pretty much abandoned as a park. (The island was profiled last year, along with a paddle up McCoys
Rachel Austin and Joe Crespi hope to transform urban Jacksonville into a paddle-friendly place.
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Creek, by MetroJacksonville.com writer and urban advocate Ennis Davis. Check out his pieces — and some great photos — at bit.ly/ rkWwxa and bit.ly/qgh8Hk) Crespi and Austin and other kayakers envision the island as a primitive camping spot, picnic area and stopover for kayakers and other boaters. The couple now includes it on paddle tours leaving from River City Brewing Company, and they hope eventually to bring the entire City Council to the island for a tour. “If eco-tourism really thrives here, it will not only pay off in keeping our beautiful
landscapes and waterscapes, it will also create a thriving market for businesses like ours,” says Austin. “It’s really the last big city in Florida that could be an eco-tourism destination.” On Oct. 8, First Coast Outfitters and other local kayakers will join the Jacksonville Exchange Club at the Arlington City Boat Ramp at the end of Arlington Road to do a cleanup of Exchange Club Island. The group will meet at 8 a.m. Call Austin or Crespi for information at 502-7733. Susan Cooper Eastman firstname.lastname@example.org
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Bouquets to Jacksonville native and children’s musical theater instructor Roslyn Burrough for putting her talents to the task of raising money to repair the 116-year-old St. James Presbyterian Church in Harlem, damaged in Hurricane Irene. Burrough, a former Broadway performer, will appear with 20 other African-American singers, actors and musicians on Oct. 22 for the fundraiser, A Matinee in Harlem. Burrough has also organized a fourday bus tour for 50 friends and fans to take in the sights of Harlem and attend the fundraiser. Brickbats to Jacksonville Dr. Carmen Martinez for failing to dim the lights at the B&B she co-owns in Fernandina Beach, despite a city ordinance restricting outdoor beach lighting during the May-to-October turtle nesting season. The distracting lights from the B&B are cited in the death or near-death of an entire nest of endangered loggerhead sea turtles. According to the city, spotlights and parking lot lights at the Amelia Oceanfront Bed & Breakfast disoriented 62 loggerhead hatchlings, which normally find their way to the sea by heading toward the reflected light of the moon on the water. Confused by the landward lights, 13 hatchlings were run over on Sept. 8, while crossing South Fletcher Avenue. Another 49 were found alive on the patio of the B&B and placed in the ocean, but their chances for survival are considered dim. Bouquets to Pinedale Elementary School Principal Alicia Hinson for seizing an opportunity to cash in on a corporate rebranding. The school won a $25,000 grant from the Sprite Spark Parks Project for Schools, an online sweepstakes aimed at helping Coca-Cola Company position its products as actually good for children. The grant, which will allow the school to replace outdated and unsafe wooden playground equipment, is part of a $2 million effort by the company to rebuild 150 playgrounds and children’s parks. The school celebrated the groundbreaking for the new playground as one reward for raising their FCAT grade from an “F” to an “A” this year. 8 | FOLIO WEEKLY | SEPTEMBER 27- OCTOBER 3, 2011
NewsBuzz Nothing To See Here Fernandina Beach City Commissioner Eric Childers manned the turrets of property rights extremists when he objected to allowing the state Division of Historical Resources to conduct a preliminary archeological survey of the city, saying that it might infringe on people’s property rights. The city, which was first inhabited by Timucuan Indians (who, incidentally, didn’t believe in individual property rights), has been settled by Europeans since 1592, and has plenty of history — something Childers evidently regards as a liability. “There’s no telling what they might find,” he warned, casting the lone vote against the survey. “It might not be historic, but just perceived as historic.”
Ownership Stake 2.7 million acres — Total number of acres that Jacksonville-based Rayonier Company now owns, leases or manages, after signing an agreement last week to buy 250,000 of acres of timber from Joshua Timblerlands LLC and Oklahoma Timber LLC for $330 million. Rayonier owns land in 10 states and in New Zealand that amounts to about half the size of the state of Maryland.
Sweetwater Branch “Our River of Life” — Name of the framed original painting that Jacksonville native and Atlantic Beach artist Henry Von Genk III donated to the St. Johns Riverkeeper to raffle during the Riverkeeper’s annual Oyster Roast on Nov. 18. Von Genk traveled to spots on the southern St. Johns River four times before finding this spot near Hontoon Island in Volusia County. Twenty-five limited edition prints of the painting will be available at Stellers Gallery in Ponte Vedra, with proceeds benefiting the Riverkeeper. A show of Von Genk’s work is presented from 5-8 p.m. on Sept. 30 at Stellers Gallery, 240 A1A N., Ste. 13, Ponte Vedra.
Hirsute Tribute Sam Holcombe can twist his handlebar moustache around so many times, it’s nearly obscene. And at the National Beard and Mustache Championships on Oct. 8 in Lancaster, Penn., the Jacksonville comedian and national moustache competitor has a good shot at hairy victory. Check out some of his other extreme ’stash stylings at http://on.fb.me/qsFkfx
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“Mindless conviction mills”: Duval County’s J-1 courtroom in action.
A study of Florida’s fast-moving misdemeanor courts finds “haste and waste” in lieu of justice
wice a day, 365 days a year, a county judge wades through a docket of cases for the roughly 150 men and women charged daily with crimes ranging from petty theft to domestic violence to DUI to prostitution. The defendants are typically herded into Courtroom J-1 on the ground floor of the hulking Duval County Pretrial Detention Center in downtown Jacksonville, chains clanking and heads throbbing after a night behind bars. Duval County Courtroom J-1 has been likened to an assembly line, a conveyor belt and a cattle call, where about 55,000 people a year make their initial court appearances after being charged with a misdemeanor crime. But a recent study of misdemeanor courts in 21 Florida counties found “disturbing evidence that efficiency commonly trumps due process.” “For many of nearly a half-million individuals who pass through Florida’s misdemeanor courts each year, due process is illusory,” the study’s authors write. “Florida’s county courts are consistently sacrificing due process for case-processing speed.” Former Chief Justice Gerald Kogan, who served on the state Supreme Court from 1987 to 1998 and who wrote the report’s foreword, goes further, criticizing “the wasteful and harmful practices” of misdemeanor courts that have “turned our misdemeanor courts into mindless conviction mills.” Although the University of Tampa study didn’t include statistics from the 4th Judicial District (Duval, Clay and Nassau counties), local defense attorneys echo the problems cited in the report. “It’s like a triage — a very understaffed triage,” says Nassau County defense attorney Teresa Sopp, comparing first appearance court to a busy ER. “But there is no time for treatment, just sorting.” The report, “Three Minute Justice: Haste and Waste in Florida’s Misdemeanor Court,” was conducted by two University of Tampa professors, Alisha Smith and Sean Maddan, who along with their students attended 1,649 arraignments over an eight-month period. They determined that the average arraignment lasted less than three minutes. This need for speed is understandable
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when you examine the statistics: About halfa-million people a year pass through Florida’s misdemeanor courts. But the pressure to move quickly often yields snap decisions by defendants. The report found that many enter pleas of guilty or no contest, with little or no legal representation. Most are unaware of the collateral consequences of their pleas. Unfortunately, hasty decisions made without a lawyer can lead to all kinds of unintended consequences, including the loss of one’s driver’s license or, in the case of undocumented
the report’s recommendations are adopted, including providing legal counsel to all misdemeanor defendants, creating a citizens board to oversee county courts and persuading judges to spend more time helping defendants understand their rights. “We can collectively improve the process,” Lockett says. There have been signs of progress in some districts. The State Attorney’s Office in Broward County instituted a comprehensive pretrial diversion program for many
Hasty pleas can have all kinds of unintended consequences, affecting employment opportunities, the ability to adopt a child, even legal residency. Says attorney Teresa Sopp, “Anything that could have consequences for the future should not be worked out in first appearance court.” immigrants, deportation. Former Chief Justice Kogan noted as much, observing that “even a minor criminal conviction can change the course of a defendant’s life … affecting employment opportunities, the ability to adopt a child, and legal residency and citizenship goals, to name just a few.” “Anything that could have consequences for the future should not be worked out in first appearance court,” says Sopp. Both Sopp and Jacksonville defense attorney Lee Lockett say they frequently encounter people who’ve entered a plea at first appearance court who then come to them, trying to change their plea because they weren’t aware of the implications of their actions; they simply wanted to get out of jail. Criminal defense attorneys also contend there is pressure from judges to encourage people to enter pleas, suggesting they might languish in jail if they don’t. The local chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers hopes the report opens a dialogue among defense attorneys, prosecutors, public defenders and judges to look for ways to improve the misdemeanor court system. They also hope that some of
misdemeanor and serious traffic firstoffenders. Miami-Dade County started its “Back on Track” diversionary program for DUI first-offenders, a program Orlando has emulated. Duval County also has diversionary programs, though the State Attorney’s Office did not immediately return phone calls seeking statistics on those. “Such programs relieve the strain on the courts, reduce police officer overtimes and allow prosecutors to devote more resources to more serious criminal matters,” noted Kogan in the report, adding that they benefit the people of Florida “fiscally, socially and, in many cases, personally.” The study’s authors said they are hopeful that some of their recommendations can be implemented around the state, but expressed some doubts, given the political realities. “I would like to see more due process in county courts,” Smith says. “It appears that some think that due process doesn’t matter in county courts.” Read the study at http://bit.ly/nXCU1Z Ron Word email@example.com
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Bobby Bowden cashes in on cancer while pretending to care beyond compensation
hen I heard Bobby Bowden’s recent disclosure that he was treated for prostate cancer in 2007, right when FSU’s program descended headlong into the abyss of mediocrity, the last few years of his stewardship of the Florida State football program made sense to me in a new way. All of that late-decade theater about things like Bowden’s end-of-career quest to have more wins than Penn State’s Joe Paterno had to be looked at in a new light. Before Bowden’s cancer admission came out, recall, there were two camps. One of them argued that, as great as Bowden’s career was, it was long past time for him to step down. His current and recent performance was a shadow of the energetic, involved, nervy coach who once existed. It was an open secret that Bowden was a figurehead more than a real leader, leaving the work to Jimbo Fisher, who’s performed more than adequately since being ceded the head coach’s office. The other camp argued that Bowden was a legend — the man who built the program from nothing — and as such, he should stay as long as he wanted. Recall also that many in this camp supported their position, as did
to do then, but that’s not the message now.” “Not the message now” — what does that even mean? Clearly, Bowden brought it out in the open because it was worth his while to do so. On The Line is a front for two companies that make prostate cancer drugs, a lucrative business for both manufacturers and paid shills. So Bowden obediently goes on “Good Morning America,” announces that “one in six men are going to get it” — as if people are being force-fed
He’s not coming forth out of some psychic need to unburden himself — even if the credulous daily media makes it seem like that’s the case. Bowden is, according to USA Today, a “compensated endorser” for a prostate cancer education initiative. one local radio show host, by saying things like “if Bowden leaves coaching, he’ll die soon after, like Bear Bryant did.” Of course, Alabama’s legendary coach solitarily drank himself to death, and Bowden doesn’t have a solitary bone in his body — but the message was clear. Legends should write their own exit tickets. If only that were possible. The cancer-stricken Bowden stuck around Tally, and failed to tell those who paid his salary that he was facing a possibly fatal diagnosis, holding on long past the prime of his effectiveness had passed, because he couldn’t let go. Even at age 77, he couldn’t say goodbye. Like Ric Flair, still wrestling matches at the age of 62, risking fatal injury with every age-encrusted move, Bobby Bowden never wanted to go home, because he lusted for the adulation of the crowd. The best part of what Coach is doing here? He’s not coming forth out of some psychic need to unburden himself — even if the overworked and credulous daily media makes it seem like that’s the case. Bowden is, according to USA Today, a “compensated endorser” for a prostate cancer education initiative, On The Line. A euphemism, meaning they have to pay him to tell his story, even at this late date. He, of course, danced around this issue in a recent USA Today interview. “If I knew then what I know now, I would have considered it my moral duty to bring it out in the open. I thought it was the right thing
the cancer-causing diet of red, dead animal flesh. Bobby Bowden should’ve been a compensated endorser for constipation remedies. All these years, he’s been full of it on one issue or another. Even with this issue — this so-called “public education initiative” that is so close to his heart — Bowden proves you’re never too old to stay paid, like Robert Wagner or James Garner hawking reverse mortgages. The sad part for FSU fans is that, if Bowden had stepped down, the team may have been able to recover its prominence a few years earlier. Bowden, like Paterno up at Penn State, should prove to be a cautionary tale for college admins bent on hiring these Coach For Life types. Eventually, they have to go. They get old. We all do. They forget things. They lose their fastballs. They have to coach from the press box. They exist as phantasms, comforting images of bygone glory days with the virtues of not being now. They are like yellowed newspapers and sepia-tinged photographs. Once they get that close to eternal rest, readying their worn-out bodies and battered spirits for the big sleep, they should no longer coach football. No sidelines for old men. AG Gancarski firstname.lastname@example.org
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ine, since no one else will say it, I will: THERE AREN’T ENOUGH GIMP SUITS ON TELEVISION. Or anywhere else for that matter. For the fashionably ignorant, a “gimp suit” is a skintight rubber (sometimes leather) outfit that covers the entire body — including hands, feet and head — that was originally popularized by the BDSM community and Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” (“Bring out the gimp!”). But don’t forget! Nowadays, gimp suits can be worn almost anywhere: funerals (“Oh, no! My black suit’s at the cleaners!”), at the gym (“Gonna make you sweat!”) and as entertainment at children’s parties (Clowns … gimps … what’s the dif?). Therefore, I’m extremely happy to introduce you to a show debuting next week that will regularly feature gimp suits, called “American Horror Story” (FX, Wed., Oct. 5, 10 p.m.). Though co-created by “Glee” men Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, “AHS” could not be
Gimp suits aside, “AHS” is going to be a godsend for those who love campy, psychosexual horror, and, like “Glee,” will also be nearly impossible to sustain for more than a few episodes. So enjoy this batpoop crazy show while you can!
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more different. How so? It has gimp suits, for one! It also rarely breaks into song … though they do occasionally break into a person’s head … with an axe. And last time I checked, “Glee” didn’t regularly feature Dylan McDermott’s bare ass. (I’ll definitely check again.) The plot: An unhappily married couple (Connie Britton, McDermott) and their teen daughter (Taissa Farmiga) are intent on pulling their family back together. Soooo … they move into a haunted house! After letting their real estate agent have it for not mentioning the whole “multiple murder” thing, the family’s forced to come to grips with the house’s “quirks”: blood-squirting walls, a cellar filled with pickled baby parts, a shape-shifting maid (who shifts into sexy), ghosts actually killing people, a freakily insane next door neighbor (played by the amazing Jessica Lange), Dylan McDermott’s bare ass, aaaand … what am I forgetting? OH!! A psychotic demon in a gimp suit! YAYYYY! However! Gimp suits aside, “AHS” is going to be a godsend for those who love campy, psychosexual horror, and, like “Glee,” will also be nearly impossible to sustain for more than a few episodes. So enjoy this batpoop crazy show while you can! But the point of this column isn’t “American Horror Story.” No, it’s gimp suits! And why you aren’t wearing one! And why they aren’t more prominently featured on
every new show! Like … • “How to Be a Gentleman” (CBS, debuts Thur., Sept. 29, 8:30 p.m.) David “Always Sunny“ Hornsby is a fancy-pantsy dandy fop, and Kevin “Entourage” Dillon is a testosterone-y meathead saddled with the task of making Hornsby a “real man.” Oh yeah? Trust me … “real men” wear gimp suits. • “Bedlam” (BBCA, debuts Sat., Oct. 1, 10 p.m.) Note to real estate developers: Stop converting shuttered lunatic asylums into haunted modern apartment complexes! That’s all. WAIT! And wear more gimp suits. That’s all. • “Homeland” (Showtime, debuts Sun., Oct. 2, 10 p.m.) Claire Danes (“My So-Called Life” SQUEEE!!) is back, as a CIA agent who suspects a hero POW (Damian Lewis) is really an al-Qaida agent! Add Jordan Catalano in a gimp suit, and there won’t be enough shelf space in the world to hold all the Emmys.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 9:00 CW RINGER Speaking of “terrible,” I continue to watch this hilariously terrible Sarah Michelle Gellar evil twin soap opera. Join me, won’t you?
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 8:00 CW H8R In this episode, Kim Kardashian meets someone who hates her. (How on earth did they narrow it down?) 8:30 ABC SUBURGATORY Debut! A sullen teen is whisked out of the city and into the suburbs, which gives her a LOT more to complain about.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 8:00 ABC CHARLIE’S ANGELS The angels go undercover in the “fashion” industry — which is to say, the nipple-showing lingerie industry. 8:30 NBC PARKS & RECREATION Note: Ron’s first ex-wife (Tammy 1) should not be compared to Hitler. She’s more like Pol Pot.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 6:00 TOON BATMAN: BRAVE AND THE BOLD Batman is concerned when fellow superhero the Atom goes missing. (He’s tiny. Are you sure you didn’t step on him?)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 9:00 COM WEIRD AL YANKOVIC LIVE A live concert shot in Toronto featuring the best of Weird Al’s parody hits! Yessssssssss!! 11:30 NBC SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE Actress/ comedian Melissa McCarthy hosts, with musical guests Lady Antebellum.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2 8:00 PBS PROHIBITION Debut! Documentarian Ken Burns’ history lesson about the Prohibition era (aka the drunkiest era ever!). 9:00 SHO DEXTER Season premiere! Dexter shows up at his high school reunion intent on “confronting” the prom king. Uh-oh.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 3 8:00 FOX TERRA NOVA Jim attempts to save the colony from pterosaurs … are those the ones that fly? Quick, get me a 10-year-old! 9:00 FOX HOUSE Season premiere! Locked up in jail, Dr. House quickly learns that annoying prisoners leads to painful consequences. Wm.™ Steven Humphrey email@example.com
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Reasons to leave the house this week FOOD
Folio Weekly’s Bite Club meets this week at Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar, 13070 City Station Drive, Jacksonville. Bite Club holds free monthly tastings at area restaurants hosted by food blogger Caron Streibich. Registered Bite Club members are selected for each event by answering essential foodie trivia. To sign up for it or for future tastings, or just to learn what Bite Club’s all about, check out fwbiteclub.com. 751-7499.
CLASSICAL BROOKLYN RIDER
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member and former Fleetwood Mac frontman Lindsey Buckingham first found success as a competitive swimmer until he took the big plunge into performing music while in his teens. After nearly four decades of writing some of the most well-known pop music tunes, like “Go Your Own Way” and “Holiday Road,” Buckingham celebrates his 61st B-day at his Northeast Florida show, on Monday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. at The Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Jacksonville. Tickets are $30 and $35. 355-2787.
When it comes to contemporary classical music, the genre-jumping four-piece Brooklyn Rider travel on their own refreshingly eclectic route, performing works by such visionary composers as Philip Glass, Derek Bermel and Jenny Scheinman, while finding international praise from media outlets Gramophone, Huffington Post, NPR and the hipster tastemakers at Pitchfork.com. Brooklyn Rider performs on Friday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 1100 Stockton St., Jacksonville. Tickets are $25; $10 for students. 389-6222.
JAZZ AMELIA ISLAND JAZZ FEST
Northeast Florida music lovers who want to usher in the changing season with some real “Autumn Leaves” are in luck — the Amelia Island Jazz Festival is held from Sunday, Oct. 2 through Sunday, Oct. 9 with performances from artists like Buckwheat Zydeco (pictured), Nicole Henry, The Dynamic Les DeMerle Big Band with Bonnie Eisele, Doug Cameron and others at various venues in Fernandina Beach. Ticket prices vary. 504-4772. For a full schedule, check out ameliaislandjazzfestival.com
SHAMROCK! ENTER THE HAGGIS
Until Jacksonville’s punk scamps get it together and create an Irish-infused thrash band called Leprechaunvict, we’ll have to continue to sink our teeth into the indie world-music stylings of Canada’s very own Enter the Haggis! Since 1996, this fiery five-piece has been driving crowds to a festive froth with sing-a-long ditties like “One Last Drink” and “Lanigan’s Ball,” while pretty much owning the Celtic-rock festival circuit. Begorrah, dude! Enter the Haggis performs with local faves Gunga Din on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at Café Eleven, 501 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. Tickets are $12. 460-9311.
FILIPINO PRIDE DAY
Mabuhay! This year’s Filipino Pride Day is on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. — a day-long celebration featuring traditional Philippine cuisine, dancing, vendors, live music by Karylle Padilla, A-Vibe and local punk-poppers Dancell, comedian Orlando Sadsarin, arts exhibits, health screenings and kid-geared activities at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive, 353-1188. fpdjax.com September 27- October 3, 2011 | folio weekly | 15
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Kate Bosworth has a blast in the action-packed “Straw Dogs.”
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Rod Lurie delivers an effective remake of Sam Peckinpah’s classic, controversial 1971 thriller Straw Dogs ***@
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he initial response to the latest Hollywood remake is the inevitable question “Why?” In 1971, director Sam Peckinpah made “Straw Dogs,” one of his two best films (the other one is “The Wild Bunch”), among the more controversial films (even today) of the last 50 years. Starring Dustin Hoffman and Susan George as a young couple under assault of all kinds in a remote English village, Peckinpah’s original effort was a measured study in violence and tension, exacerbated by one of the most notorious rape scenes in film history. Reviled by some and praised by others (I side with them), Peckinpah’s “Straw Dogs” was a disturbing masterpiece from “the cinematic poet of violent death” (as his biographer called him), its power undiminished even by today’s standards. Forty years on, writer/director Rod Lurie (“The Contender,” “The Last Castle”) transposes the setting from Cornwall, England, to a small town in present-day Mississippi. Retaining most of the original film’s plot and some of its dialogue, Lurie also keeps most of the original characters’ names, the major exception being Coach, played by James Woods. Instead of Hoffman’s theoretical mathematician, David Sumner (James Marsden) is, this time around, a Hollywood screenwriter, his wife Amy (Kate Bosworth) a television actress returning to her childhood home in the country. While David works on his screenplay about the battle of Stalingrad, the local redneck foursome hired to do repair work on the barn enjoy themselves baiting the educated Yankee and ogling his wife. Matters are more complicated — Amy once dated Charlie, the foreman of the group, in high school. As played by Alexander Skarsgard (HBO’s “True Blood”), Charlie is one of the film’s most interesting characters — cruel but intelligent, with some genuine feelings for Amy other than lust. The rest of the bunch, including Coach, are vicious redneck trash. Plotwise, the pivotal character in the film is Jeremy Niles (a miscast Dominic Purcell, taking David Hemmings’ role in the original), a retarded man with a penchant for young girls,
particularly Coach’s cheerleader daughter. The confluence of passion and violence erupts the night of the big football game, when a series of tragic accidents forces David to defend his home, his wife and an unwanted guest in the most terrifying of situations, in what becomes an almost primal nightmare. Judged on its own merits and apart from the original, the new “Straw Dogs” is an effective-enough thriller, bolstered by superb performances from Bosworth and Skarsgard. James Woods deserves mention, too, though his rabid ex-coach is anything but nuanced. James Marsden has the most difficult task of all, stepping into Dustin Hoffman’s shoes. In 1971, Hoffman was at the very top of his form. (Between 1967 and 1970, Hoffman starred in “The Graduate,” “Midnight Cowboy” and “Little Big Man,” an often overlooked gem with Faye Dunaway). Nonetheless, Marsden is quite good, his performance mitigated only by comparison to Hoffman’s. Where the new film falls considerably short of its predecessor is in the writing and direction, both of which tend to tone down Peckinpah’s complexity and ambiguity, opting instead for a more direct explication of motive and character. A good example of this is when the four thugs working on the roof catch an eyeful of Amy with her blouse off. Peckinpah’s version is more explicit but less determinate in terms of Amy’s purpose; in Lurie’s film, she exposes herself deliberately, even though the camera is far more tactful. However, her motivation (basically anger) makes little sense. The central rape scene, though quite strong, is not as graphic as in the original. However, neither is it as provocative, in terms of Amy’s confused feelings about her husband and his lack of temerity. In the same vein, the new film tells us how we are to respond to David’s newfound baptism into blood and manhood when Charlie remarks, somewhat admiringly, “He does have some man in him after all.” Peckinpah was more subtle and ambivalent. Finally, a comparison of the opening and closing shots of the two “Straw Dogs” underlines the difference between craftsman Rod Lurie and artist Sam Peckinpah. Lurie sets a scene, while Peckinpah gave it meaning. Regardless of these minor shortcomings, “Straw Dogs” runs ahead of the pack for fall’s cinematic offerings. Pat McLeod firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryan Gosling’s cool antihero makes the ultraviolent “Drive” one road trip worth taking Drive
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emember “Drive Angry” from earlier this year? (I hope you don’t.) This is not that movie, thank God. This is not Nicolas Cage glammed-out Hollywood style as a violent demon who really, really gets a kick out of fast cars, and wants to get your blood pumping along with his. This is “Drive Calm.” This is “Drive Cool.” This is Ryan Gosling as a soft-spoken, sensitive soul who’s extremely proficient at driving fast cars, yet doesn’t seem get much of a thrill out of it. And neither, it seems, does “Drive” the movie wish to spin your wheels at high speed. This is not a fast-paced, adrenaline-fueled high-octane thriller. Oh, sure, later comes the ugly, brutal,
cursive pink credits and Gosling’s character’s favorite satin jacket; the actual humor here is desert-dry), delivered with a lot of action-movie SoCal style. Mostly, we wait, along with Gosling’s driver: one of the most tense sequences in the movie involves him sitting quietly behind the wheel of a getaway car, waiting for those he’s chauffeuring to emerge from their crime scene. Punctuating such moments are some of intense motion — a car chase here, a shootout there — that erupt with such sudden fury you barely realize they’ve begun when they’re over. Just as in real life, there is no lingering on the violence. There’s just no time. There’s intense emotion as well, though it’s so sublimated that it, too, may slip by before you feel it. Gosling’s driver is a man of so few words, he’s able to make others spill secrets merely by staying quiet in their presence. He conveys volumes with the slightest smile. Gosling so skillfully navigates these still waters through a tale of crime gone wrong — so very wrong — that our revulsion to
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The film’s nihilism puts it in a class all its own: promise there are of benefit no good guys here, and the bad guys are no fun, either. bone-crunching violence, but there’s nothing lurid about it. There’s nothing Hollywoodized about it. And so “Drive” retains the power to shock in ways that few studio films can, while keeping the pace at a pleasant cruise control. Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn made a few ugly, violent movies in Europe — his last, “Valhalla Rising,” is a harsh take on Norse mythic history — and now he’s “gone Hollywood” with “Drive” without actually giving in to that fabled town’s sometimes corrupting influences. There’s far less driving in “Drive” than you might expect given the title, and the fact that it’s about Gosling’s unnamed stunt driver who has a sideline in freelance getaway driving. Instead, Refn — working from James Sallis’ novel and deftly adapted for the screen by Hossein Amini — seems intent on teasing us with the prospect that a Hollywood action movie might break out at any moment. Refn rolls out a vision of L.A. that’s simultaneously futuristic and retro — a little bit “Blade Runner,” a little bit ’80s Valley Girl comedy (if only in its
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him is ultimately tempered with pity. Oh yes, his desire to help his pretty neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan) steers him wrong, and into the paths of small-time gangsters Bernie and Nino (Albert Brooks and Ron Perlman, such delightfully twisted casting choices), and then, when the desire to help turns into an urgency to protect her, he does something so terrible that … Well, eventually, our pity turns to doubt. Perhaps we were wrong about him. Perhaps he is the tease of a Hollywood hero threatening to break out who never does because he can’t: he is the hero who is a psychopath. Perhaps he’s a question himself: If he repulses us, why are we not disgusted by other big-screen versions of the same character? It’s the film’s nihilism that puts it in a class all its own: there are no good guys here, and the bad guys are no fun, either. And yet “Drive” is thrilling, in its own unique way, by reminding us how tiresome genre guidelines can be unless they’re steered to the breaking point. Mary Ann Johanson email@example.com
Ryan Gosling is spiritually humbled during his visit to the “Ricky Bobby Talladega Nights Museum” in the superb crime-thriller “Drive.”
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Spitting Image: Brad Pitt shows Jonah Hill that if you’re handsome enough, even chewing tobacco can look downright awesome in the true-life baseball biopic “Moneyball.”
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ABDUCTION **@@ Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Teen hunkster Taylor Lautner tries his adorable hand at an adult action thriller about a young man thrown into a world of (what else?) intrigue and danger, after he discovers he may have been kidnapped as a child. APOLLO 18 ***@ Rated PG-13 • AMC Regency Square, Epic Theatre St. Augustine This low budget sci-fi flick gets high marks for its effective use of fake-documentary footage of a doomed lunar mission and its three-man crew who realize they’re not alone on the moon. ATTACK THE BLOCK ***@ Rated R • AMC Orange Park Writer-director Joe Cornish’s sci-fi action flick about a teen UK street toughs defending their turf from marauding aliens. CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER **** Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park Chris Evans stars in a big-screen adaptation of the Marvel Comics Universe story about a patriotic WWII-era soldierturned-superhero who battles evil. COLOMBIANA **G@ Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues Director Luc Besson’s action thriller benefits from a winning performance by Zoe Saldana as Cataleya, a South American hitwoman, killing for business and the pleasure of revenge. CONTAGION **** Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd., San Marco Theatre Steven Soderbergh’s big film stars Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard and (briefly) Gwyneth Paltrow in a winning, edge-of-your-seat thriller about a deadly airborne pandemic sweeping the globe. COWBOYS & ALIENS **G@ Rated PG-13 • Regal Beach Blvd. Jon Favreau directs the sci-fi-meets-oater starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde, about an outlaw and sheriff who battle intergalactic varmints. CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE ***@ Rated PG-13 • Cinemark Tinseltown Steve Carell, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star in this insane little rom-com about lonely hearts dating in 21st-century Los Angeles.
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THE DEBT **@@ Rated R • Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd. Jessica Chastain, Sam Worthington and Helen Mirren star in this spy thriller about Nazi hunters and their four-decade mission to apprehend The Surgeon of Birkenau, a notorious war criminal. DOLPHIN TALE **@@ Rated PG • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd. This family-geared tale, starring Harry Connick Jr., Morgan Freeman and Nathan Gamble, is about a young dolphin named Winter and her search for a life with “porpoise.” Pun alert!
DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK ***@ Rated R • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square Creepy fare from Guillermo del Toro about a family (Guy Pearce, Katie Holmes, Bailee Madison) who find their new dream home is inhabited by terrifying creatures. DRIVE ***G Rated R • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd. This crime thriller stars Ryan Gosling as a movie stuntman who’s also a driver for thieves in need of a quick getaway. When a big heist gets screwed up, he gets the blame — and a price on his head. Co-starring Carey Mulligan and Christina Hendricks. HARRY POTTER & THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2 ***G Rated PG-13 • AMC Regency Square A spellbinding farewell with flashbacks, solid storytelling and big battle sequences, co-starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Ralph Fiennes. THE HELP **G@ Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, 5 Points Theatre, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd. Emma Stone and Viola Davis star in this tale set in 1960s Mississippi, about a young woman who collects the stories of African-American women in her town who’ve spent their lives working for white families — and publishes them in a sensational book.
I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT **@@ Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd. Sarah Jessica Parker, Greg Kinnear and Pierce Brosnan star in this comedy about a married couple trying to balance love, business, family and (gulp) fidelity without losing their minds. KILLER ELITE **@@ Rated R • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark
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Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd. Special-Ops agent Danny Bryce (Jason Statham) is forced out of retirement after his mentor, Hunter (Robert De Niro), is kidnapped. Can Danny and his crack team of assassins defeat evil Spike (Clive Owen) and his Feather Men? Probably yes. THE LION KING 3-D ***@ Rated G • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd. Disney’s 1994 animated fave is remastered in 3-D and features the voices of Jonathan Taylor (OMG, JTT!!) Thomas, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg and Cheech (“hey man!”) Marin in the adventure of the lion cub Simba and how he discovers a sense of pride in trying to reclaim his throne as king of the animals. MAUSAM **@@ Not Rated • AMC Regency Square It’s true love for Harry, a Punjabi Air Force officer and Aayat, a Kashmiri refugee. Through political chaos and religious conflict, their eternal bond endures. Bring your hanky.
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MONEYBALL **@@ Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd. This real-life sports story stars Brad Pitt, as Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane, and his radical yet successful approach in competing with cash-rich rivals in MLB’s bigger ball clubs.
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OUR IDIOT BROTHER ***@ Rated R • AMC Regency Square, Regal Avenues Paul Rudd’s performance as freeloading Ned and solid supporting Sales Rep turns mh by Zooey Deschanel and Emily Mortimer keep this quirky family comedy from surrendering to sheer stupidity. RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES ***G Rated PG-13 •AMC Orange Park,AMC Regency Square, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd. Director Rupert Wyatt’s take on the classic sci-fi story of man versus monkey swings with killer performances by James Franco and Andy Serkis, as the reluctant ape-turned-super-ape Caesar. Tasteful special effects help “Rise” climb to the top of the blockbusters.
SEVEN DAYS IN UTOPIA **@@ Rated G • Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Regal Beach Blvd. Robert Duvall and Lucas Black star in this fun story about a young golfer who accepts an eccentric rancher’s offer to spend a life-changing week in the tiny town of Utopia, Texas. SHARK NIGHT **@@ Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Fleming Island, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Beach Blvd. Old-school horror features Sara Paxton and Sinqua Walls, sassy teens who discover their weekend getaway at the lake includes party crashers in the form of hundreds of hungry sharks! THE SMURFS ***G Rated PG • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd. Katy Perry, Hank Azaria, B.J. Novak and Jonathan Winters (yay!) voice the little blue dudes and dudette. When archenemy Gargamel (Azaria) chases them from their home, The Smurfs are transported to our world. SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD **@@ Rated PG • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square,
Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd. Jessica Alba plays Marissa, a retired spy who juggles raising a family and battling the evil villain Timekeeper (Jeremy Piven) when he tries to take over the world. STRAW DOGS ***@ Rated R • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd. Reviewed in this issue. WARRIOR ***@ Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton and Nick Nolte star in this moody drama about two brothers who try to work out their differences in and out of the arena of Mixed Martial Arts competition.
JANE’S JOURNEY Chimpanzee research pioneer Jane Goodall appears in a live broadcast at 8 p.m. on Sept. 27 at AMC Regency, 9451 Regency Square Blvd., Jacksonville, AMC Orange Park, 1910 Wells Road, Cinemark Tinseltown, 4535 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville and Regal Avenues, 9525 Philips Hwy., Southside. The documentary “Jane’s Journey” is screened. For ticket information, go to fathomevents.com MOVIES UNDER THE BRIDGE “Alice in Wonderland” (2010) is screened at 7:12 p.m. on Oct. 1 at Riverside Arts Market, under the Fuller Warren Bridge at Riverside Avenue, downtown. Admission is free. 389-2449. riversideartsmarket.com POT BELLY’S CINEMA “The Guard,” “Midnight in Paris,” “Horrible Bosses,” “Sarah’s Key” and “The Tree of Life” are shown at Pot Belly’s, 36 Granada St., St. Augustine. 829-3101. 5 POINTS THEATRE “The Help” screens at 5 and 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 27, 28 and 29 at 5 Points Theatre, 1028 Park St., Jacksonville. 359-0047. 5pointstheatre.com WGHOF IMAX THEATER “Rescue 3D” and “Legends of Flight 3D” start on Sept. 30. “The Wildest Dream,” “Born To Be Wild 3D,” “The Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D,” “Hubble 3D” and “Under The Sea 3D" are shown at World Golf Hall of Fame Village, 1 World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 940-IMAX. worldgolfimax.com
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TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON Director Michael Bay’s sci-fi film features Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel and John Turturro joined by shape-shifting alien-robots Autobots and Decepticons in this big-budget yarn. HESHER This darkly humorous indie offering from writerdirector Spencer Susser follows the strange student-teacher relationship that builds between teenaged misfi t T.J. (Devin Brochu) and his angry mentor Hesher (Joseph Gordon-Levitt). Rainn Wilson and Piper Laurie co-star in the film fest fave. DERAILROADED: INSIDE THE MIND OF LARRY “WILD MAN” FISCHER The documentary chronicles the weird, sad life of outsider singer-songwriter Larry “Wild Man” Fischer, former busker who was a protégé and discovery of Frank Zappa. Diagnosed as bipolar and paranoid schizophrenic, Fischer (1944-2011) counted among his admirers Rosemary Clooney, Dr. Demento, Mark Mothersbaugh and Solomon Burke. “Well, the way I see it, this could be a big picture. Think ‘Ishtar’-with-Guns big!” Robert De Niro and Jason Statham try to keep on the sunny side in the action thriller “Killer Elite.”
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I’m in You!
“Do you feel like we do” about guitar god Peter Frampton? PETER FRAMPTON performs “FRAMPTON COMES ALIVE” Friday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., St. Augustine Tickets range from $39 to $79 209-0367
“Why, as a matter of fact, I do know ‘Show Me the Way’ … I wrote that bloody gem!” Peter Frampton will delight in leveling hecklers during his upcoming Northeast Florida gig.
uick — name as many guitar gods as you can. Hendrix, Clapton, Page, Beck, Vaughn, Satriani, Malmsteen … chances are few sixstring aficionados would cite Peter Frampton. But this 61-year-old Brit has built his life around mastering the guitar, starting with the fateful day when the precocious 7-year-old discovered his grandma’s banjolele in the attic. Along the way, Frampton co-founded hard rock pioneers Humble Pie, popularized the use of the talk-box effects pedal, released what was for many years the biggest-selling live album of all time, and even won a Best Pop Instrumental Grammy in 2007. Yet for all his storied accomplishments, there’s no doubt that 1976’s double album “Frampton Comes Alive!” will forever stand as the highlight of the axe-slinger’s career. Recorded live at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom, hits like “Baby, I Love Your Way,” “Show Me The Way,” and “Do You Feel Like We Do?” have been the soundtrack for many a makeout session over the years. The album sold six million copies upon release, spending 10 weeks atop the Billboard charts, eventually receiving six platinum certifications. And this year, Frampton has hit the road for a 35th anniversary tour encompassing the continents of Europe, Australia, Asia and North and South America, performing a three-hour show featuring “Frampton Comes Alive!” in its entirety, along with select hits from the rest of his padded discography. Frampton was penning expert guitar lines and catchy jingles all the way back in the early ’60s, when his first band, The Little Ravens, shared the bill with David Bowie’s George & The Dragons. The soon-to-be-famous pair attended classes together at Bromley Technical School, before Frampton was recruited to join early UK boy band The Herd in 1966. Two years later, Rave Magazine described the golden-maned frontman as its “Face of 1968.” But Frampton was never comfortable as a teen idol. In 1969, he and Steve Marriott (formerly of The Small Faces) formed Humble Pie, exploring rock riffs that were eventually considered early antecedents of heavy metal. Of course, Frampton’s high-pitched tenor wasn’t particularly what A&M Records had in mind for Humble Pie’s harder bluesbased attack, so Frampton struck out on his own in 1971, doing session work for Harry Nilsson, John Entwistle, Jerry Lee Lewis and George Harrison in the process.
While working on Harrison’s landmark solo debut, “All Things Must Pass,” Frampton got his first taste of the talk box. Legend has it that the notoriously studious guitarist locked himself away for weeks until he mastered the awkward, plastic-tube-adorned accessory. But even the effects pedal couldn’t spice up Frampton’s first four solo albums, all of which suffered dismal sales. In a timeless bit of classic rock lore, it wasn’t until Frampton put his legendary live show on tape that the masses took notice. “Baby, I Love Your Way” became a suburban
and the girls were outside afterwards saying, ‘Oh, I didn’t know you played the guitar,’ which [set], like, alarm bells going off inside of me. But it was too late at that point. The damage had been done.” Of course, that “damage” was relative compared to what Frampton endured in his personal life: a near-fatal car crash in 1978, a plane crash in 1980 that destroyed all of his guitars, divorces in 1973, 1993 and 2011, a split from his management and record label in 1982, and the 1991 death of his former Humble Pie
“I remember the girls saying, ‘Oh, I didn’t know you played the guitar,’ which [set] alarm bells off. But it was too late at that point. The damage had been done.” wedding staple, the instantly recognizable talk-box solo on “Show Me The Way” became an FM radio fixture, and Peter Frampton, superstar, was born. The overwhelming success of “Frampton Comes Alive!” took the serious guitar shredder by surprise, though. He was featured shirtless on the cover of Rolling Stone, and later appeared in the ultimate flop, a movie version of 1978’s “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” “I didn’t quite realize what was happening to me,” Frampton told Super Seventies Rocksite in 2001. “I’d become the flavor of the month. People thought of me differently, [and] somewhere along the way, my credibility as a musician got lost. Suddenly, I was appealing to teenage girls. I remember turning up at a gig,
compatriot Steve Marriott, mere days after the two had reconnected to record new material. But musically speaking, Frampton has been able to conduct his career on his own terms since “Frampton Comes Alive!” And despite all those low points, for a 61-year-old who dreamed of guitar stardom as a child, he’s got it made. “The beauty of it is that the music business is sort of artist-driven,” he told Gibson Guitars in 2010. “These days, we have such direct contact to the fans. I’m basically doing what I want, all the time, and not following any trends.” Ain’t that the truth? After all, everybody considered the talk box a passing fancy in 1976. But nobody’s done it since like Frampton. Nick McGregor firstname.lastname@example.org SEPTEMBER 27- OCTOBER 3, 2011 | FOLIO WEEKLY | 21
Cloud Strife: Rockers Death Cab for Cutie.
After a decade-plus of wowing fans and conquering critics, Death Cab for Cutie settle in to enjoy the ride DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE Friday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. The Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Jacksonville Tickets are $36.50 and $46.50 355-2787
he cool thing about Death Cab for Cutie is, they really don’t care what you think of them. They don’t mean to be callous; it’s just that they make music that they like, not music that they think you will like. Consisting of Ben Gibbard (vocals/guitar/ keys), Chris Walla (guitar/keys), Nick Harmer (bass) and Jason McGerr (drums), the band originally formed in 1997 in Bellingham, Wash., a small city about two hours north of Seattle. Gibbard chose the name “Death Cab for Cutie” from a song title by ’60s UK humor-rock ensemble Bonzo Dog Band. Over the past 14
goliath, but it was a really good experience, just in terms of, like, learning how to be a presenter. And the station at that point — it was 1993-’94 that I was there — was still pretty rock and roll. All of the stuff that I was into was all sort of not getting into rotation and not getting into the cardboard box that was available for DJs to pick through and take stuff home from. So I would definitely say that I padded my record collection, maybe even anchored my record collection there. So yeah, it was a really, really great experience. F.W.: Aside from producing all of the Death Cab for Cutie records, you also produce for bands like Tegan and Sara, Mates of State, Nada Surf and The Decemberists. Have you considered leaving DCFC to produce full-time? C.W.: I think that they feed one another. It’s gotten a lot harder to have two full-time jobs. In
“You know, what’s cool might change, but what’s good doesn’t change. If anything, I think we’ve just tried to spend our time making records that are good, and not being too worried about if they’re particularly cool.” years, DCFC have gone from indie darlings to mainstream successes. Their seventh and latest effort, “Codes and Keys,” released in May on Atlantic Records, entered the Billboard 200 at No. 3. Folio Weekly caught up with Chris Walla to chat about award nominations, his producing credits and whether it’s cool to be cool. Folio Weekly: A recent L.A. Times music blog noted, “At some point during Friday night’s packed Death Cab for Cutie show at the Greek, the friend who I came with mentioned that it was no longer cool to like the band.” Do you ever think about how mainstream success has made you less cool? Chris Walla: Yeah, I think there’s some of that that happens in every generation and every scene — and that sort of gets defined differently by everybody. You know, what’s cool might change, but what’s good doesn’t change. If anything, I think we’ve just tried to spend our time making records that are good, and not being too worried about if they’re particularly cool.
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F.W.: Prior to Death Cab for Cutie, you were a DJ for the campus radio at Central Washington University. How did that help shape your taste in music? C.W.: [The station] wasn’t exactly a cultural
the touring season, I’m definitely, like, not trying to shoehorn records into all of my breaks. And in the off-season, I’m more resistant to doing any offshoot shows. But I think that’s probably true of all of us — I don’t think that’s just me. F.W.: The band’s been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards. How important is a win? C.W.: It will just come if it’s supposed to. I don’t think much about being worried over whether or not you’re cool, whether or not you’re going to win a Grammy that you’ve been nominated for — I still think the whole thing is kinda silly. I mean, I’m flattered to be nominated. And the committee has gotten better in the past 10 years. Like, the first year, they had the metal category, Jethro Tull won against Metallica’s “ … And Justice for All.” That was a real indication of how poor the Academy actually was. But I’m just a lot more worried about what I’m going to eat for lunch. I don’t mean to sound ungrateful. I just love making music with my friends. It’s just so cool to be in a band with your friends and be able to just create and make music and entertain people. That’s the reward! Like, I just don’t give a shit if anybody thinks we’re cool or if we win a Grammy. Kara Pound email@example.com
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LANGHORNE SLIM & THE LAW, MATRIMONY, THE WOBBLY TOMS Indie soul band Langhorne Slim & The Law appear at 7 p.m. on Sept. 27 at CafĂŠ Eleven, 501 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. Tickets are $8. 460-9311. BOB WAYNE & THE OUTLAW CARNIES, GHOSTWITCH, BLACK SUN RISING This night of psycho rock starts at 8 p.m. on Sept. 27 at Jack Rabbits, 1528 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville. Tickets are $8. 398-7496. DERRYCK LAWRENCE PROJECT These funky rockers perform at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 28 at Casa Marina Hotel & Restaurant, 691 N. First St., Jax Beach. 270-0025. ENTER THE HAGGIS, GUNGA DIN These Canadian Celtic rockers perform at 7 p.m. on Sept. 28 at CafĂŠ Eleven, 501 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. Tickets are $12. 460-9311. SYNCO DESTROYO, RUNNING RAMPANT, AUTHORITY ZERO, HOLIDAZED, POOR RICHARDS This evening of punk rock kicks off at 7 p.m. on Sept. 28 at Brewsterâ€™s Pit, 14003 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. Tickets are $10. 223-9850. WAIGHTSTILL AVERY, ALIAS PUNCH, CARDINAL SLINKY Indie folkies Waightstill Avery perform at 8 p.m. on Sept. 28 at Jack Rabbits, 1528 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville. Tickets are $8. 398-7496. DiCARLO THOMPSON This singer-songwriter plays at 9 p.m. on Sept. 28 at Island Girl Cigar Bar, 7860 Gate Parkway, Jacksonville. 854-6060. YOUNG BUCK Rapper Young Buck performs at 8 p.m. on Sept. 29 at Brewsterâ€™s Pit, 14003 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. Tickets are $10. 223-9850. BILL SHEFFIELD and MARC DOUGLAS These singersongwriters perform at 8 p.m. on Sept. 29 at European Street CafĂŠ, 1704 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville. Admission is $12. 399-1740. AARON SHEEKS Singer-songwriter Sheeks appears at 9 p.m. on Sept. 29 at Island Girl Cigar Bar, 7860 Gate Parkway, Jacksonville. 854-6060. JENNIFER CHASE Singer-songwriter Chase is on at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 30 and every Fri. at Pizza Palace, 920 Margaret St., Five Points, 598-1212. Chase also performs at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 1 and every Sat. at Pizza Palace, 1959 San Marco Blvd., San Marco, 399-8815. SAM RODRIGUEZ Music in the Courtyard presents percussionist Rodriguez at 7 p.m. on Sept. 30 at 200 First St.,
Neptune Beach. 249-2922. MELISSA VAN DYKE This singer-songwriter performs at 7 p.m. on Sept. 30 at Three Layers CafĂŠ, 1602 Walnut St., Jacksonville. 355-9791. ALLELE CD RELEASE PARTY with NUERA, BLEEDING IN STEREO, THE CHAOS AGENT, STD Locals Allele celebrate their latest release at 8 p.m. on Sept. 30 at Freebird Live, 200 N. First St., Jax Beach. 246-2473. BURNHEART CD RELEASE PARTY with SOMETHING TO YIELD, PENGUIN TEETH Local rockers Burnheart release a new CD at 8 p.m. on Sept. 30 at Jack Rabbits, 1528 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville. Tickets are $8. 398-7496. HELLZAPOPPINâ€™ This rock and roll circus and sideshow revue kicks off at 8 p.m. on Sept. 30 at Brewsterâ€™s Pit, 14003 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. Tickets are $10. 223-9850. ROSCO CAINE The local rockers perform at 9 p.m. on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at Cliffâ€™s Bar & Grill, 3033 Monument Road, Jacksonville. 645-5162. TRUNK MONKEYS This local band goes ape at 9 p.m. on Sept. 30 at Rivercity Island Grill and Chill, 13141 City Station Drive, Jacksonville. 696-0802. DENNYâ€™S REVENGE BAND The local musicians exact vengeance through words and music at 9 p.m. on Sept. 30 at Island Girl Cigar Bar, 7860 Gate Parkway, Jacksonville. 854-6060. RED AFTERNOON The alt-country area rockers perform at 10 p.m. on Sept. 30 at Mojo Kitchen, 1500 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach. Tickets are $5. 247-6636. RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET A DJ spins at 11 a.m., Tammerlin performs at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 1 at Riverside Arts Market, held under the Fuller Warren Bridge at Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville. 554-6865. DUVAL DAY with SON OF A BAD MAN, ELIJAH ROAD, GO AWAY GHOST, DOWN THEORY, THE SKRAELINGS, MANNA ZEN, ROBIN BANKZ This event celebrates the 904 with 17 local bands at 11 a.m. on Oct. 1 at Jack Rabbits, 1528 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville. Tickets are $10. Proceeds benefit Jacksonville Humane Society. 398-7496. BOOBSAPLOOZA with AZMYTH, BLISTUR, CUPIDâ€™S ALLEY, DAILISS, KICKIN LASSIE, LUCKY STIFF, OUT OF HAND, SOMETHING DISTANT, SPLIT TONE and YANKEE SLICKERS Lynchâ€™s Irish Pub holds this fundraiser featuring live music by 10 local bands starting at 1 p.m. on Oct. 1 at 514 N. First St., Jax Beach. Proceeds benefit breast cancer awareness
and prevention. Advance tickets are $10; $15 at the door. 249-5181. BARE THE TATAS II The Stage Aurora Theatrical Company presents this evening of live music, dancing, poetry and a DJ at 6 p.m. on Oct. 1 at 5164-A Norwood Ave., Jacksonville. Advance tickets are $10; $15 at the door. Proceeds benefit Sisterâ€™s Network of Northeast Florida, a nonprofit for breast cancer survivors. 210-5993, 765-7372. FACTORY NINE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY with VOLTAIRE Techno artist Voltaire performs at 7 p.m. on Oct. 1 at Brewsterâ€™s Pit, 14003 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. 223-9850. THE INVOCATION, A NEAR CHANCE, FAVORETTA, TITANIC, NORTHE These faith-based bands put a little God in the music at 7 p.m. on Oct. 1 at Murray Hill Theatre, 932 Edgewood Ave. S., Jacksonville. Advance tickets are $8; $10 day of show. 388-3179. RUBY BEACH The locals hit the stage at 7 p.m. on Oct. 1 at Culhaneâ€™s Irish Pub, 967 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach. 249-9595. ALAINA COLDING Singer-songwriter Colding performs at 7 p.m. on Oct. 1 at Three Layers CafĂŠ, 1602 Walnut St., Jacksonville. 355-9791. LED-HED This Led Zeppelin tribute act appears at 8 p.m. on Oct. 1 at Sunburst Studios, 12641 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville. Admission is $12. 923-5635. The GUITAR GATHERING with WILL PEARSALL, RIC EDMISON and VIC SAUL The acoustic guitar picking kicks off at 8 p.m. on Oct. 1 at European Street CafĂŠ, 5500 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. Advance tickets are $10. 399-1740. E.L. WOOD & THE BOTANISTAS These local indie rockers perform at 10 p.m. on Oct. 1 at Shantytown Pub, 22 W. Sixth St., Jacksonville. 798-8222. GOLIATH FLORES Multi-instrumentalist Flores appears at 1 p.m. on Oct. 2 at Three Layers CafĂŠ, 1602 Walnut St., Jacksonville. 355-9791. DAVID MILAM This singer-songwriter performs at 5 p.m. on Oct. 2 at European Street CafĂŠ, 992 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. 399-1740. BLEEDING IN STEREO, FIGHT THE QUIET, A NEW DECREE These local rockers perform at 7 p.m. on Oct. 2 at Brewsterâ€™s Pit, 14003 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. Tickets are $10. 223-9850. THE AGGROLITES, PEELANDER-Z L.A. ska punks The Aggrolites perform at 8 p.m. on Oct. 2 at Jack Rabbits, 1528 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville. Tickets are $15. 398-7496. EILEN JEWELL Americana artist Jewell plays at 8 p.m. on Oct.
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2 at European Street CafĂŠ, 5500 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. Advance tickets are $10. 399-1740. LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter Buckingham appears at 8 p.m. on Oct. 3 at The Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Jacksonville. Tickets are $30 and $35. 355-2787. JOSHUA JAMES, HONEY HONEY These indie acts are in at 8 p.m. on Oct. 3 at Jack Rabbits, 1528 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville. Tickets are $8. 398-7496.
TAPES â€™N TAPES, HOWLER, SUNBEARS! Oct. 5, CafĂŠ Eleven 3 DOORS DOWN, THEORY OF A DEADMAN, POPEVIL Oct. 5, St. Augustine Amphitheatre THOMAS WYNN & THE BELIEVERS, GRANDPAâ€™S COUGH MEDICINE Oct. 7, Mojo Kitchen BIZZY BONE, KEYLOW, IAM GHOZT, LIL ROACH, COUNTRY BOI Oct. 7, Brewsterâ€™s Pit JUNIOR BOYS Oct. 7, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall PETER FRAMPTON Oct. 7, St. Augustine Amphitheatre GLITCH MOB Oct. 7, Freebird Live DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE Oct. 7, The Florida Theatre BIZZY BONE Oct. 7, Brewsterâ€™s Pit RALPH STANLEY Oct. 8, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall IRATION, TOMORROWS BAD SEEDS Oct. 8, Freebird Live SWAMP CABBAGE Oct. 8, CafĂŠ Eleven POT LUCK Oct. 8, Brewsterâ€™s Pit JAX MUD FEST with PAPER TONGUES Oct. 8, Equestrian Center WANDA JACKSON Oct. 12, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall DURAN DURAN, NEON TREES Oct. 13, St. Augustine Amphitheatre GALEN KIPAR, SALTWATER GRASS Oct. 13, Mojo Kitchen AN HORSE Oct. 15, Jack Rabbits JACKâ€™S MANNEQUIN Oct. 15, Freebird Live WILLIE GREEN Oct. 15, CafĂŠ Eleven HELMET Oct. 16, Brewsterâ€™s Pit NEW PORNOGRAPHERS Oct. 16, Freebird Live REV. HORTON HEAT, SUPERSUCKERS Oct. 17, Freebird Live UNWRITTEN LAW, THE ATARIS Oct. 18, Jack Rabbits ELECTRIC SIX, KITTEN Oct. 19, Jack Rabbits UNDEROATH, COMEBACK KID Oct. 19, Freebird Live INSANE CLOWN POSSE, TWIZTID, BLAZE Oct. 20, Plush
THE TOASTERS, RED FIVE POINT STAR, FIFTY FOOT ORDINANCE, SELF EMPLOYED Oct. 20, Jack Rabbits REGINA CARTER Oct. 20, The Florida Theatre DEER TICK Oct. 20, CafĂŠ Eleven BIG D & THE KIDS TABLE Oct. 21, Jack Rabbits HEAVY PETS Oct. 21, Mojo Kitchen STEEL PULSE Oct. 21, Freebird Live SHANE DWIGHT, THE ERIC CULBERSON BAND Oct. 22, Mojo Kitchen FOXY SHAZAM Oct. 22, Jack Rabbits TV ON THE RADIO Oct. 23, The Florida Theatre SHANNON & THE CLAMS Oct. 23, CafĂŠ Eleven THE MEATMEN Oct. 26, Brewsterâ€™s Pit EASTON CORBIN Oct. 27, Mavericks BALTHROP, ALABAMAOct. 27, 5 Points Theatre LEDISI Oct. 27, The Florida Theatre GUITAR SHORTY Oct. 27, Mojo Kitchen COREY SMITH Oct. 28, The Florida Theatre ZAC BROWN BAND Oct. 28, Veterans Memorial Arena THE GIN BLOSSOMS Oct. 29, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall MOMMIES LITTLE MONSTERS Oct. 29, Freebird Live YOUTH BRIGADE, OLD MAN MARKLEY Oct. 31, CafĂŠ Eleven SOCIAL DISTORTION, CHUCK REGAN, OFF WITH THEIR HEADS Nov. 1, Plush FISHBONE Nov. 2, Jack Rabbits NIGHT RANGER Nov. 3, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall LIGHTNIN MALCOLM, CAMERON KIMBROUGH Nov. 4, Mojo Kitchen SOUTHERN ROCKâ€™S FINESTNov. 5, Thrasher-Horne Center MISTER HEAVENLY Nov. 8, CafĂŠ Eleven QUEENSRYCHE Nov. 10, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall TAYLOR SWIFT Nov. 11, Veterans Memorial Arena THE NIGHTHAWKS Nov. 11, Mojo Kitchen BEAR CREEK MUSIC FEST Nov. 11-13, Spirit of Suwannee Music Park NNENNA FREELON & EARL KLUGH Nov. 11, Church of the Good Shepherd JOHN FOGERTY Nov. 12, St. Augustine Amphitheatre JOSH RITTER Nov. 16, CafĂŠ Eleven THE FAB FOUR Nov. 17, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall AGNOSTIC FRONT Nov. 17, Brewsterâ€™s Pit RIDERS IN THE SKY Nov. 18, The Florida Theatre FUSEBOX FUNK Nov. 19, Mojo Kitchen CRO-MAGS Nov. 19, Brewsterâ€™s Pit
TRAPPED UNDER ICE Nov. 22, Brewsterâ€™s Pit MAC MILLER, PAC DIV, CASEY VEGGIES Nov. 23, The Florida Theatre RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS, BURN HALO Nov. 23, Freebird Live COL. BRUCE HAMPTON Nov. 23, Mojo Kitchen AVENGED SEVENFOLD, A7X, HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, BLACK VEIL BRIDES Nov. 25, Veterans Memorial Arena GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS Nov. 28, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall DAVID BAZAN Nov. 29, CafĂŠ Eleven JOE LOUIS WALKER Dec. 1, Mojo Kitchen COTTON JONES Dec. 4, CafĂŠ Eleven TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Dec. 8, Veterans Memorial Arena THE WOOD BROTHERS Dec. 10, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall JIMMY THACKERY Dec. 10, Mojo Kitchen SKILLREX, 12th PLANET, TWO FRESH Dec. 11, Freebird Live JJ GREY & MOFRO, YANKEE SLICKERS Dec. 29, Mavericks MICHAEL FEINSTEIN Feb. 2, The Florida Theatre THE AHN TRIO Feb. 10, The Florida Theatre WYNTON MARSALIS March 4, The Florida Theatre ANOUSHKA SHANKAR March 22, The Florida Theatre
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BEECH STREET GRILL, 801 Beech St., 277-3662 John Springer on Fri. & Sat., every other Thur. Barry Randolph on Sun. CAFE KARIBO, 27 N. Third St., 277-5269 Live music in the courtyard at 6 p.m. every Fri. & Sat., at 5 p.m. every Sun. DOG STAR TAVERN, 10 N. Second St., 277-8010 Live music every weekend GENNAROâ€™S ITALIANO SOUTH, 5472 First Coast Hwy., 491-1999 Live jazz from 7:30-9:30 p.m. every Fri. & Sat. GREEN TURTLE TAVERN, 14 S. Third St., 321-2324 Dan Voll from 7-10 p.m. every Fri. Live music every weekend INDIGO ALLEY, 316 Centre St., 261-7222 Dan Voll & the Alley Cats at 8 p.m. every Sat. Frankieâ€™s Jazz Jam at 7:30 p.m. every Tue. Open mic at 7 p.m. every Thur. Live music every Fri. & Sat. Oâ€™KANEâ€™S IRISH PUB, 318 Centre St., 261-1000 Dan Voll at
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7:30 p.m. every Wed. Turner London Band at 8:30 p.m. every Thur., Fri. & Sat. THE PALACE SALOON & SHEFFIELDâ€™S, 117 Centre St., 4913332 Jon Wilkes and DeeJay Capone on Oct. 1. BSP Unplugged every Tue. & Sun. Wes Cobb every Wed. DJ Heavy Hess, Hupp & Rob every Thur. Live music every Fri. & Sat. DJ Miguel Alvarez in Sheffieldâ€™s every Fri. DJ Heavy Hess every Sat. Cason every Mon. PLAE, 80 Amelia Circle, Amelia Island Plantation, 277-2132 Gary Ross from 7-11 p.m. every Thur.-Sat. SLIDERS SEASIDE GRILL, 1998 S. Fletcher Ave., 277-6990 Cason at 2 p.m. at the tiki bar every Sat. & Sun. THE SURF, 3199 S. Fletcher Ave., 261-5711 Early McCall on Sept. 29. Reggie Lee on Sept. 30. DJ Roc at 5 p.m. every Wed.
AJâ€™S BAR & GRILLE, 10244 Atlantic Blvd., 805-9060 DJ Sheryl every Thur., Fri. & Sat. DJ Mike every Tue. & Wed. Karaoke every Thur. MEEHANâ€™S TAVERN, 9119 Merrill Rd., Ste. 5, 551-7076 Karaoke every Wed. Live music every Fri. Open mic every Wed. MVPâ€™S SPORTS GRILLE, 12777 Atlantic Blvd., 221-1090 Live music at 9 p.m. every Fri. & Sat. PLUSH, RAIN, LAVA, 845 University Blvd. N., 745-1845 DJ Massive spins top 40 in Rain every Wed., DJs spin Latin every Fri.; house & techno in Z-Bar every Fri. TONINOâ€™S TRATTORIA & MARTINI BAR, 7001 Merrill Rd., 743-3848 Alaina Colding every Thur. W. Harvey Williams at 6 p.m. every Fri. Signature String Quartet every Sat. VIP LOUNGE, 7707 Arlington Expressway, 619-8198 Karaoke at 9 p.m. every Tue. Live music every Wed. Reggae every Thur. Live music every Fri. Old school jams every Sat. A DJ spins every Sun.
BRICK RESTAURANT, 3585 St. Johns Ave., 387-0606 Duet every Wed. Goliath Flores and Sam Rodriguez every Thur. Bush Doctors every 1st Fri. & Sat. Live jazz every Fri. & Sat. THE 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 spins for Karaoke every Tue. DJ Free spins vintage every Fri. DJs SuZiRok, LowKill & Mowgli spin for Chillwave Madness every Mon.
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Singer-songwriter Alaina Colding performs on Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. at Three Layers CafĂŠ, 1602 Walnut St., Jacksonville. 355-9791. ELEVATED AVONDALE, 3551 St. Johns Ave., 387-0700 Karaoke with Dave Thrash every Wed. DJ 151 spins hip hop, R&B, old-school every Thur. DJ Catharsis spins lounge beats every 1st & 4th Sat. Patrick Evan & CoAlition every Industry Sun. MOJO NO. 4, 3572 St. Johns Ave., 381-6670 Live music every Fri. & Sat. TOM & BETTYâ€™S, 4409 Roosevelt Blvd., 387-3311 Live music every Fri. Karaoke at 8 p.m. every Sat.
THE COFFEE GRINDER, 9834 Old Baymeadows Rd., 642-7600 DJ Roy Luis spins new & vintage original house at 9 p.m. every Thur. GATORâ€™S DOCKSIDE, 8650 Baymeadows Rd., 448-0500 Comfort Zone Band at 9 p.m. every Fri. MY PLACE BAR-N-GRILL, 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 and Mike Bend spin every Feel Good Fri. TONY Dâ€™S NEW YORK PIZZA & RESTAURANT, 8358 Point Meadows Dr., 322-7051 Live music from 6-9 p.m. every Fri.
(In Jax Beach unless otherwise noted) THE ATLANTIC, 333 N. First St., 249-3338 The Infader spins every Wed. DJ Wes Reed spins every Thur. DJ Jade spins old wave & â€™80s retro, SilverStar spins hip hop every Fri. DJ Wes Reed spins â€™80s, old school, remixes & mashups, Capone spins top 40 & dance faves every Sat. BEACHSIDE SEAFOOD, 120 S. Third St., 444-8862 Kurt Lanham sings classical island music every Fri.-Sun. BILLYâ€™S BOATHOUSE, 2321 Beach Blvd., 241-9771 Live music at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 28. Billy Bowers at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 29. Park Street on Sept. 30. Kurt Lanham at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 1. Incognito at noon, live music at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 2. The Benn for open mic every Wed. BLUES ROCK CAFE, 831 N. First St., 249-0007 Live music every weekend. THE BRASSERIE, 1312 Beach Blvd., 249-5800 Live music every Wed. & Thur. 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. CARIBBEE KEY, 100 N. First St., Neptune Beach, 270-8940
Barrett Jockers on Sept. 27. Mark Oâ€™Quinn on Sept. 28. Alex Seier on Sept. 29. Pili Pili on Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 CASA MARINA, 691 First St. N., 270-0025 Derryck Lawrence Project on Sept. 28 COPPER TOP, 1712 Beach Blvd., 249-4776 Chris C4Mann on Sept. 29. DJ Thomas on Sept. 30. Karaoke with Billy McMahan, 7-10 p.m. every Tue. Open mic every Wed. THE COURTYARD, 200 First St., Neptune Beach, 249-2922 Sam Rodriguez at 7 p.m. on Sept. 30 CRAB CAKE FACTORY, 1396 Beach Blvd., Beach Plaza, 247-9880 Live jazz with Pierre & Co. every Wed. CULHANEâ€™S IRISH PUB, 967 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 249-9595 Just Jazz Quintet at 7 p.m. on Sept. 27. Ruby Beach at 7 p.m. on Oct. 1. Dune Dogs at 8 p.m. on Oct. 7 EL POTRO MEXICAN RESTAURANT, 1553 Third St. N., 241-6910 Wilfredo Lopez every Wed. & Sat. ENGINE 15 BREWING COMPANY, 1500 Beach Blvd., Ste. 217, 249-2337 The Continentals on Oct. 1. Live music every Thur. EUROPEAN STREET, 992 Beach Blvd., 249-3001 Grandpaâ€™s Cough Medicine at noon on Oct. 1. David Milam from 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 2 FIONN MACCOOLâ€™S IRISH PUB, 333 First St. N., 242-9499 Live music every Tue.-Sun. FLYâ€™S TIE IRISH PUB, 177 E. Sailfish Dr., Atlantic Beach, 246-4293 Nate Holley every Mon. Wes Cobb every Thur. Live music every Fri. & Sat. King Eddie reggae every Sun. FREEBIRD LIVE, 200 N. First St., 246-2473 Allele CD release party with NuEra, Bleeding in Stereo, The Chaos Agent and STD on Sept. 30. Prideless and A New Decree on Oct. 1. Appetite for Destruction on Oct. 7 ISLAND GIRL CIGAR BAR, 108 First St., Neptune Beach, 372-0943 Dave Hendershott at 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 28. Domenic Patruno at 8 p.m. on Sept. 29. Matt Collins on Sept. 30 LILLIEâ€™S COFFEE BAR, 200 First St., Neptune Beach, 249-2922 Jazz at 7:30 p.m. every Sat. LYNCHâ€™S IRISH PUB, 514 N. First St., 249-5181 Cupids Alley on Sept. 30. Boobsapalooza with Azmyth, Blistur, Cupidâ€™s Alley, Dailiss, Kickin Lassie, Lucky Stiff, Out of Hand, Something Distant, Split Tone and Yankee Slickers from noon-7 p.m. on Oct. 1. Split Tone at 10:30 p.m. every Tue. Nate Holley Band every Wed. Ryan Campbell every Thur. Video DJ & Karaoke every Sun. Little Green Men every Mon. MAYPORT TAVERN, 2775 Old Mayport Rd., Atlantic Beach, 270-0801 Live music at 3 p.m. every Sun. Open mic at 5 p.m. every Wed. DJ Jason hosts Karaoke at 9 p.m. every Fri. & Sat.
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MELLOW MUSHROOM, 1018 N. Third St., Ste. 2, 246-1500 Dark Horse on Sept. 27. The Fritz on Sept. 28. Wits End on Sept. 29. Three the Band on Sept. 30. Bread & Butter on Oct. 5. Live music every Fri. & Sat. MEZZA LUNA, 110 First St., Neptune Beach, 249-5573 Neil Dixon at 6 p.m. every Tue. Mike Shackelford and Rick Johnson at 6 p.m. every Thur. MOJO KITCHEN, 1500 Beach Blvd., 247-6636 Red Afternoon at 10 p.m. on Sept. 30 MONKEY’S UNCLE TAVERN, 1850 S. Third St., 246-1070 Wes Cobb at 10 p.m. every Tue. DJ Austin Williams spins dance & for Karaoke at 9 p.m. every Wed., Sat. & Sun. DJ Papa Sugar spins dance music at 9 p.m. every Mon., Thur. & Fri. NIPPERS BEACH GRILLE, 2309 Beach Blvd., 247-3300 Live music nightly NORTH BEACH BISTRO, 725 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 6, Atlantic Beach, 372-4105 Live music every Thur.-Sat. OCEAN 60, 60 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 247-0060 Live music every weekend THE PIER RESTAURANT, 445 Eighth Ave. N., 246-6454 Code Red on Sept. 30. Darren Corlew from 2-7 p.m. every Sun. RAGTIME TAVERN, 207 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 241-7877 Billy Bowers on Sept. 28. Rick Arcusa Band on Sept. 29. Freeze Frame on Sept. 30 & Oct. 1. Bread & Butter on Oct. 2 RITZ LOUNGE, 139 Third Ave. N., 246-2255 DJ Jenn Azana every Tue.-Sat. DJ Ibay every Mon. DJ Ginsu every Sun. RUSH STREET/CHICAGO PIZZA & SPORTS GRILL, 320 N. First St., 270-8565 A DJ spins at 10 p.m. every Wed., Fri. & Sat. SUN DOG, 207 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach, 241-8221 Open mic on Sept. 27. Buck Smith on Sept. 28. Billy & Trevor on Sept. 29. Jimi Graves & Supernatural on Sept. 30 & Oct. 1. Live music every Wed.-Mon. THE WINE BAR, 320 N. First St., 372-0211 Live music every Fri. & Sat.
BURRO BAR, 228 E. Forsyth St., 353-4692 DJ Tin Man spins reggae & dub every Tue. DJ SuZi-Rok spins synthpop, dance punk, neo-pyschedelia, dream pop, lo-fi, shoe-gaze, post-punk, emo, indie-electronica, glam electro, electro-punk, noise rock and garage every Thur. $Big Bucks DJ Crew$ every Sat. Bert No Shirt & Uncle Jesse every Sun. DJ Chef Rocc spins hip hop & soul every Sun. CITY HALL PUB, 234 Randolph Blvd., 356-6750 DJ Skillz
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spins Motown, hip hop & R&B every Wed. Live music every Tue. & Thur. Smooth Jazz Lunch at 11 a.m., Latin music at 9 p.m. every first Fri.; Ol’ Skool every last Fri. CLUB TSI, 333 E. Bay St. Live music every weekend DE REAL TING CAFE, 128 W. Adams St., 633-9738 DJs Mix Master Prince, Pete, Stylish, Big Bodie play reggae, calypso, R&B, hip hop and top 40 every Fri. & Sat. DIVE BAR, 331 E. Bay St., 359-9090 Live music every weekend DOS GATOS, 123 E. Forsyth, 354-0666 DJ Synsonic spins every Tue. & Fri. DJ Rockin’ Bones spins every Wed. DJ Scandalous spins every Sat. DJ Randall Karaoke every Mon. THE JACKSONVILLE LANDING, 2 Independent Dr., 353-1188 Live music from 7 p.m.-mid. on Sept. 30. Live reggae from 4-9 p.m. on Oct. 2 THE IVY ULTRA BAR, 113 E. Bay St., 356-9200 DJs 151 The Experience & C-Lo spin every Rush Hour Wed. DJ E.L. spins top 40, South Beach & dance classics every Pure Sat. MARK’S DOWNTOWN, 315 E. Bay St., 355-5099 DJ Vinn spins top 40 for ladies nite every Thur. Ritmo y Sabor every Fiesta Fri. BayStreet mega party with DJ Shotgun every Sat. MAVERICKS, The Jacksonville Landing, 356-1110 Bobby Laredo spins every Thur. & Sat. Saddle Up every Sat. NORTHSTAR THE PIZZA BAR, 119 E. Bay St., 860-5451 Open mic night from 8:30-11:30 p.m. every Wed. THE PEARL, 1101 N. Main St., 791-4499 DJs Tom P. & Ian S. spin ’80s & indie dance every Fri. DJ Ricky spins indie rock, hip hop & electro every Sat. ZODIAC GRILL, 120 W. Adams St., 354-8283 Live music every Fri. & Sat.
MELLOW MUSHROOM, 1800 Town Center Blvd., 541-1999 Wasted Talent on Sept. 29. Rebecca Day on Sept. 30. Nate Holley on Oct. 1. Open mic every Tue. Live music every Fri. & Sat. MERCURY MOON, 2015 C.R. 220, 215-8999 DJ Ty spins for ladies’ nite every Thur. Live music every Fri. & Sat. Buck Smith Project every Mon. Blistur unplugged every Wed. RUSH STREET/CHICAGO PIZZA & SPORTS GRILL, 406 Old Hard Rd., Ste. 106, 213-7779 A DJ spins at 10 p.m. every Wed., Fri. & Sat. WHITEY’S FISH CAMP, 2032 C.R. 220, 269-4198 Supernatural at 9 p.m. on Sept. 29. Gypsy Highway at 5 p.m., A1A at 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 30. Lisa & the Madhatters at 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 1. Morai Vibe on the deck at 5 p.m. on Oct. 2. DJ BG every Mon.
BREWSTER’S PIT, 14003 Beach Blvd., Ste. 3, 223-9850 Synco Destroyo, Running Rampant, Authority Zero, Holidazed and Poor Richards on Sept. 28. Young Buck at 8 p.m. on Sept. 29. Hellzapoppin’ at 8 p.m. on Sept. 30. Voltaire on Oct. 1. Bleeding in Stereo, Fight the Quiet and A New Decree on Oct. 2 BREWSTER’S PUB, 14003 Beach Blvd., Ste. 3, 223-9850 Open mic every Wed. Karaoke with DJ Randal & live music every Thur., Fri. & Sat. A DJ spins every Mon. BRUCCI’S PIZZA, 13500 Beach Blvd., Ste. 36, 223-6913 Mike Shackelford at 6:30 p.m. every Sat. and Mon. CLIFF’S BAR & GRILL, 3033 Monument Rd., 645-5162 Rosco Caine at 9 p.m. on Sept. 30 & Oct. 1. DJ Jack spins for Karaoke dance party every Tue. & Sun. DJ Two3 spins for ladies nite every Wed. DJ Two4 spins every Thur. JERRY’S SPORTS GRILLE & STEAKHOUSE, 13170 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 22, 220-6766 Lucky Stiff at 8 p.m. on Sept. 30. Live music every Fri. TKO’S THAI HUT, 13500 Beach Blvd., Ste. 46, 647-7546 Karaoke from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. on Sept. 28
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HAPPY OURS SPORTS GRILLE, 116 Bartram Oaks Walk, Ste. 101, 683-1964 Live music at 7:30 p.m. every Fri. SHANNON’S IRISH PUB, 111 Bartram Oaks Walk, 230-9670 Live music every Fri. & Sat.
AW SHUCKS OYSTER BAR & GRILL, 9743 Old St. Augustine Rd., 240-0368 Open mic with John O’Connor from 7-10 p.m. every Wed. Cafe Groove Duo, Jay Terry & John O’Connor, from 8-11 p.m. every Sat. Live music every Sat. CHEERS BAR & GRILL, 11475 San Jose Blvd., 262-4337 Karaoke at 9:30 p.m. every Wed. HARMONIOUS MONKS, 10550 Old St. Augustine Rd., 880-3040 Karaoke from 9 p.m.-1 p.m. Mon.-Thur. Dennis Klee & the World’s Most Talented Waitstaff every Fri. & Sat. THE NEW ORLEANS CAFE, 12760 San Jose Blvd., 880-5155 Jazz on the Deck 7-10 p.m. with Sleepy’s Connection every Tue. Open mic with Biker Bob at 7:30 p.m. every Thur. Les B. Fine at 1 p.m. every Reggae Sun. Creekside Songwriters Showcase at 7 p.m. on the last Wed. each month
Sat. Karaoke with KJ Rob every Sun., Mon. & Tue. THE MURRAY HILL THEATRE, 932 Edgewood Ave., 388-7807 “If You Grew Up on the Westside” Reunion Party on Sept. 30. The Invocation, A Near Chance, Favoretta, Titantic and Northe on Oct. 1 PIZZA PALACE, 920 Margaret St., 598-1212 Jennifer Chase at 6:30 p.m. every Fri. WALKERS, 2692 Post St., 894-7465 Jax Arts Collaborative every Tue. Patrick & Burt every Wed. DJ Jeremiah every Thur. Acoustic every Thur.-Sat. Dr. Bill & His Solo Practice of Music at 5 p.m. every Fri.
A1A ALE WORKS, 1 King St., 829-2977 Billy Buchanan on Sept. 29. Reggae SWAT Team on Sept. 29 & Oct. 1 AMICI ITALIAN RESTAURANT, 1915 A1A S., 4610102 Fermin Spanish guitar from 6-8 p.m. every Thur. ANN O’MALLEY’S, 23 Orange St., 825-4040 Smokin Joe on Sept. 27. Pat Waters at 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 30. John Dickie at 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 1. Karaoke at 8 p.m. on Oct. 2 THE BRITISH PUB, 213 Anastasia Blvd., 810-5111 Karaoke with Jimmy Jamez at 9 p.m. on Sept. 30. Songwriters open mic night with TJ Ward every Mon. CAFE ELEVEN, 540 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach, 460-9311 Langhorne Slim & the Law, Matrimony and The Wobbly Toms at 7 p.m. on Sept. 27. Enter the Haggis and Gunga Din at 7 p.m. on Sept. 28. Tapes ’N Tapes, Howler and Sunbears! on Oct. 5 CELLAR UPSTAIRS, San Sebastian Winery, 157 The Duval Day concert features 17 local, multi-genre bands King St., 826-1594 Sentropolis at 7 p.m. on Sept. including Son of a Bad Man, Tuffy, Elijah Road, Go Away Ghost, 30. Will Montgomery Duo at 2 p.m., Beautiful Bobby Tobacco Pat, The Skraelings, Down Theory, Manna Zen and Blackmon & the B3 Blues Band at 7 p.m. on Oct. 1. Robin Bankz (pictured) on Oct. 1 starting at 11 a.m. at Jack Vinny Jacobs at 2 p.m. on Oct. 2 Rabbits, 1528 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville. Tickets are $10. The CHICAGO PIZZA & BAKERY, 107 Natures Walk event celebrates the 43 years since the consolidation of the City of Pkwy., Ste. 101, 230-9700 Greg Flowers hosts Jacksonville. Proceeds from this civic-minded rock fest benefit the open-mic and jazz piano from 7-10 p.m. every Tue. Jacksonville Humane Society. 398-7496. Live music every Fri. CONCH HOUSE LOUNGE, 57 Comares Ave., 829-8646 Brad Newman at 6 p.m. on Sept. 29. Badman Emery Llaneza at 3, Jerry Melfi at 7:30 RACK ’EM UP BILLIARDS, 4268 Oldfield Crossing, 262-4030 p.m. on Sept. 30 Craig Hand every Sat. Karaoke at 7 p.m. every Sun. CRUISERS GRILL, 3 St. George St., 824-6993 Live music SPECKLED HEN TAVERN & GRILLE, 9475 Philips Hwy., Ste. every Fri. & Sat. Chelsea Saddler every Sun. 16, 538-0811 Live music from 6-9 p.m. every Fri. FLORIDA CRACKER CAFE, 81 St. George St., 829-0397 SUNBURST STUDIOS, 12641 San Jose Blvd., 923-5635 Lonesome Bert & the Skinny Lizard at 5:30 p.m. every Wed. Led-Hed, a Zep tribute band, plays at 8 p.m. on Oct. 1 JACK’S BARBECUE, 691 A1A Beach Blvd., 460-8100 TREE STEAKHOUSE, 11362 San Jose Blvd., 262-0006 Boril Jim Essery at 4 p.m. every Sat. Live music every Thur.-Sat. Ivanov Trio at 7 p.m. every Thur. and pianist David Gum at 7 KING’S HEAD BRITISH PUB, 6460 U.S. 1, 823-9787 Mike p.m. every Fri. Sweet from 6-8 p.m. every Thur. KOZMIC BLUZ PIZZA CAFE & ALE, 48 Spanish St., 825-4805 Live music every Fri., Sat. & Sun. ORANGE PARK, MIDDLEBURG MARDI GRAS SPORTS BAR, 123 San Marco Ave., 823-8806 CHEERS BAR & GRILL, 1580 Wells Rd., 269-4855 Karaoke Open jam nite with house band at 8 p.m. every Wed. Battle of the at 9:30 p.m. every Wed. & Sat. DJs with Josh Frazetta & Mardi Gras Mike every last Sun. CRACKERS LOUNGE, 1282 Blanding Blvd., 272-4620 MEEHAN’S IRISH PUB, 20 Avenida Menendez, 810-1923 Karaoke every Fri. & Sat. Live music every Fri. & Sat. THE HILLTOP, 2030 Wells Rd., 272-5959 John Michael every MI CASA CAFE, 69 St. George St., 824-9317 Chelsea Wed.-Sat. Saddler noon-4 p.m. every Mon., Tue. & Thur. Elizabeth Roth at PARK AVENUE BILLIARDS, 714 Park Ave., 215-1557 noon every Sun. Random Act from 7:30-11:30 p.m. every Mon. Bike Nite MILL TOP TAVERN & LISTENING ROOM, 19 1/2 St. George THE ROADHOUSE, 231 Blanding Blvd., 264-0611 Lift on St., 829-2329 TwoThirds at 9 p.m. on Sept. 30 & Oct. 1. Sept. 29. Yankee Slickers on Sept. 30 & Oct. 1. DJ Waldo every Vinny Jacobs every Tue. Todd & Molly Jones every Wed. Colton Tue. DJ Papa Sugar every Wed. Buck Smith Project every Mon. McKenna at 9 p.m. every Thur. Will Pearsall at 9 p.m. every Mon. THE REEF, 4100 Coastal Hwy., Vilano Beach, 824-8008 Richard Kuncicky from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. every Sun. PALATKA SANGRIAS PIANO BAR, 35 Hypolita St., 827-1947 Soul DOWNTOWN BLUES BAR & GRILLE, 714 St. Johns Ave., Searchers every Wed. Jim Asalta every Thur. Jazz every Fri. The (386) 325-5454 Chip and Claire Vandiver at 6 p.m. on Sept. Housecats every Sat. Sunny & the Flashbacks every Sun. 28. Local talent nite every Wed. Karaoke at 8 p.m. every Thur. SCARLETT O’HARA’S, 70 Hypolita St., 824-6535 Lil Blaze & Garage Band at 8 p.m. every Fri. Jam & open mic at 4 p.m. DJ Alex hosts Karaoke every Mon. every Biker Sunday. THE TASTING ROOM, 25 Cuna St., 810-2400 Bossa nova with Monica da Silva & Chad Alger from 5-8 p.m. every Sun. TRADEWINDS, 124 Charlotte St., 829-9336 Mark Hart every PONTE VEDRA Mon.-Wed. Open mic every Thur. Mark Hart & Jim Carrick every NINETEEN at Sawgrass, 110 Championship Way, 273-3235 Fri. Elizabeth Roth at 1 p.m., Mark Hart at 5 p.m. every Sat. Time2Swing at 6 p.m. every Thur. Strings of Fire every Sat. Keith Godwin at 1 p.m., Wade at 5 p.m. every Sun. Matanzas at PUSSER’S CARIBBEAN GRILLE, 816 A1A N., Ste. 100, 9 p.m. Sun.-Thur. 280-7766 Live music every Thur.-Sun. ZHANRAS, 108 Anastasia Blvd., 823-3367 Deron Baker & URBAN FLATS, 330 A1A N., 280-5515 High Tides of Jazz at Soulo every Tue. DJ Cep spins ’80s & disco every Sun. Vinny 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 29. The John Earle Band at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. Jacobs open mic every Mon. 1, at 6 p.m. on Oct. 5. Incognito at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 3. Darren Corlew every Tue. Soulo & Deron Baker at 6 p.m. every Wed.
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HJ’S BAR & GRILL, 8540 Argyle Forest Blvd., 317-2783 Karaoke with DJ Ron at 8:30 p.m. every Tue. & DJ Richie at every Fri. Live music every Sat. Open mic at 8 p.m. every Wed. KICKBACKS, 910 King St., 388-9551 Ray & Taylor every Thur. Robby Shenk every Sun. LOMAX LODGE, 822 Lomax St., 634-8813 DJ Dots every Tue. Milan da Tin Man every Wed. DJ Christian every Sat. DJ Spencer every Sun. DJ Luminous every Mon. METRO, 2929 Plum St., 388-8719 DJ Chadpole every Fri. &
AROMAS CIGARS & WINE BAR, 4372 Southside Blvd., Ste. 101, 928-0515 Live jazz from 8-11 p.m. every Tue. Karaoke every Wed. & Fri. Live music every College Nite Thur. Guitarist Bill Rice at 9 p.m. every Sat. Salsa every Sun. BLACKFINN AMERICAN GRILLE, 4840 Big Island Dr., 345-3466 Live music from 2-7 p.m. every Sun. THE GRAPE, 10281 Midtown Pkwy., 642-7111 Live music every Fri. & Sat. John Earle every Mon. DJ Mikeology every Thur. JOHNNY ANGELS, 3546 St. Johns Bluff Rd. S., Ste. 120, 997-9850 Karaoke from 7-10 p.m. every Sat. with Gimme the Mike DJs
ISLAND GIRL CIGAR BAR, 7860 Gate Pkwy., Ste. 115, 854-6060 DiCarlo Thompson at 9 p.m. on Sept. 28. Aaron Sheeks at 9 p.m. on Sept. 29. Denny’s revenge at 9 p.m. on Sept. 30 MELLOW MUSHROOM, 9734 Deer Lake Court, Ste. 1, 997-1955 Kaylee Rose & Tommy on Sept. 28. Charlie Walker on Sept. 29. Nate Holley on Sept. 30. Wes Cobb on Oct. 1. Billy Buchanan on Oct. 2. Open mic nite every Tue. SEVEN BRIDGES GRILLE & BREWERY, 9735 Gate Parkway N., 997-1999 Chuck Nash every Thur. Live music at 10 p.m. every Fri. & Sat. SUITE, 4880 Big Island Dr., 493-9305 Live music every Tue.-Sat. URBAN FLATS, 9726 Touchton Rd., 642-1488 Live music every Fri. & Sat. WHISKY RIVER, 4850 Big Island Drive, 645-5571 A DJ spins every Fri. & Sat. WILD WING CAFE, 4555 Southside Blvd., 998-9464 Live music every Fri. & Sat. Karaoke every Mon.
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ENDO EXO, 1224 Kings Ave., 396-7733 DJ J-Money spins jazz, soul, R&B, house every Fri. DJ Manus spins top 40 & dance every Sat. Open mic with King Ron & T-Roy every Mon. EUROPEAN STREET CAFE, 1704 San Marco Blvd., 399-1740 Jax Jazz Collective with Joshua Bowlus at 8 p.m. on Sept. 27. Bill Sheffield & Marc Douglas Berado at 8 p.m. on Sept. 29. Jazz every 2nd Tue. HAVANA-JAX CUBA LIBRE BAR LOUNGE, 2578 Atlantic Blvd., 399-0609 MVP Band from 6-9 p.m., DJs No Fame & Dr. Doom every Wed. Jazz every Thur. DJ Omar spins dance every Fri. DJs Harry, Rico & Nestor spin salsa every Sat. JACK RABBITS, 1528 Hendricks Ave., 398-7496 Bob Wayne & The Outlaw Carnies, Ghostwitch and Black Sun Rising on Sept. 27. Waightstill Avery, Alias Punch, Cardinal Slinky on Sept. 28. Burnheart CD release party with Something to Yield and Penguin Teeth on Sept. 30. Duval Day with Son of a Bad Man, Elijah Road, Go Away Ghost, Down Theory, The Skraelings and Manna Zen on Oct. 1. The Aggrolites and Peelander-Z on Oct. 2. Joshua James and Honey Honey on Oct. 3 MATTHEW’S, 2107 Hendricks Ave., 396-9922 Bossa nova with Monica da Silva & Chad Alger at 7 p.m. every Thur. PIZZA PALACE, 1959 San Marco Blvd., 399-8815 Jennifer Chase at 7:30 p.m. every Sat. SQUARE ONE, 1974 San Marco Blvd., 306-9004 Soul on the Square & Band of Destiny at 8 p.m. every Mon. John Earle Band every Tue. DJs Wes Reed & Matt Caulder spin indie dance & electro every Wed. Split Tone & DJ Comic every Thur.
AROMAS, 4372 Southside Blvd., Ste. 101, 928-0515 Live music from 8-11 p.m. every Tue., Wed. & Thur. Piano Bar with Will Hurley from 9 p.m.-1 a.m., a DJ spins till close every Fri. Bill Rice at 9 p.m. every Sat. Salsa every Sun. BOMBA’S, 8560 Beach Blvd., 997-2291 Open mic from 7-11 p.m. with Chris Hall every Tue. & every first Sun. Live music at 8 p.m. every Fri., at 6 p.m. every Sat. & at 5 p.m. every Sun. CORNER BISTRO & Wine Bar, 9823 Tapestry Park Cir., Ste. 1, 619-1931 Matt “Pianoman” Hall at 8 p.m. every Fri. & Sat. DAVE & BUSTER’S, 7025 Salisbury Rd. S., 296-1525 A DJ spins every Fri. EUROPEAN STREET CAFE, 5500 Beach Blvd., 398-1717 Eilen Jewell at 8 p.m. on Oct. 2. JB Scott’s Swingin’ Allstars at 8 p.m. on Oct. 3 LATITUDE 30, 10370 Philips Hwy., 365-5555 Rockin’ Roke at 8 p.m. on Sept. 29. Boogie Freaks at 9 p.m., VJ Shotgun at 11 p.m. on Sept. 30. Your Jax Music open mic every Wed. Whyte Python every Flashback Fri.
BOOTS-N-BOTTLES, 12405 N. Main St., Ste. 7, Oceanway, 647-7798 Circle of Influence on Sept. 30 & Oct. 1. Karaoke every Tue., Thur. & Sun. with DJ Dave. Open mic every Wed. A DJ spins every Fri. & Sat. DAMES POINT MARINA, 4518 Irving Rd., 751-3043 John Emil on Sept. 30. Live music every Fri. & Sat. FLIGHT 747 LOUNGE, 1500 Airport Rd., 741-4073 Big Engine every Thur. Live music every Fri. & Sat. ’70s every Tue. RIVERCITY ISLAND GRILL & CHILL, 13141 City Station Drive, 696-0802 Trunk Monkeys at 9 p.m. on Sept. 30. Live music every weekend SKYLINE SPORTSBAR & LOUNGE, 5611 Norwood Ave., 517-6973 Bigga Rankin & Cool Running DJs every Tue. & 1st Sun. Fusion Band & DJ every Thur. DJ Scar spins every Sun. THREE LAYERS CAFE, 1602 Walnut St., 355-9791 Alaina Colding at 7 p.m. on Oct. 1. Melissa Van Dyke at 7 p.m. on Sept. 30. Goliath Flores at 1 p.m. on Oct. 2 3 LIONS SPORTS PUB & GRILL, 2467 Faye Rd., 647-8625 Open mic at 8 p.m. every Thur. Woodie & Wyatt C. every Fri. Live music at 8 p.m. every Sat. To be included in the live music listing, send all the vitals — time, date, location with street address, city, admission price and contact number — to Dan Brown, 9456 Philips Hwy., Ste. 11, Jacksonville FL 32256 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Live music listings are included on a space-available basis.
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Creature Catchers: Details from Shaun Thurston’s and Squid Dust’s upcoming show, “Kids With Trails.”
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Jax artists Shaun Thurston and Squid Dust create a shared vision of environmental imagination KIDS WITH TRAILS: SHAUN THURSTON VS. SQUID DUST Friday, Sept. 30 from 5-11:30 p.m. Versus Gallery, 2000 Forbes St., Jacksonville 982-8982 The show runs through October
ythology, monsters and memory meet in the multimedia mash-up created by Northeast Florida artists Shaun Thurston and Squid Dust. Their upcoming show, “Kids With Trails” at Riverside’s Versus Gallery, celebrates in visual narrative the two Jacksonville natives’ youth — years spent navigating the dwindling magical realm of woodlands and forests that cradle suburbia. Fittingly, the inspiration for this joint venture came to the pair while they were camping with some friends last year. “We were on this hiking trip in some woods near Ocala,” Thurston tells Folio Weekly over coffee in a Riverside eatery, “and we stumbled upon this sign for a vortex.” In nature, a vortex can take the form of a whirlpool — a pivot in which all of the waters sinking back under the earth can eventually return to the surface. “We are both really into nature, and as we’re walking to this place, we’re thinking how crazy it was going to be, imagining we were going to see these crazy swamp creatures hanging around this hole in the earth,” Thurston laughs. “And we get there and it’s just this slow-moving trickle. Even the signs read, ‘Here the Earth moves perpetually into the sea … ’ — it just sounded like metal lyrics.” While the friends were victims of classic Florida tourist hype, their initial expectation of encountering otherworldly creatures helped inspire their show. “It’s more about the hopes of what the woods did represent when
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we were kids,” says the 31-year-old Thurston, who grew up in a Southside neighborhood near St. Luke’s Hospital, where his backyard was buffered by two square miles of forest. “I spent every day there with my dog,” he recalls. “I had forts built, I had trails built; my older brother taught me things about how the world worked that we couldn’t talk about around our folks.” Thurston pauses, seemingly caught up in reverie, but delivers his punchline — “Or at least to corrupt me!” — and laughs. That eventual corruption allowed Thurston to devote himself to experimenting with various creative mediums, most famously with cans of aerosol spray-paint. And while his graffiti-style works have been commissioned by everyone from Shantytown Pub to the now-defunct Lomax Lodge to the producers of the comedy “Big Momma’s House 3” (when Thurston was a resident of Atlanta), he’s quick to not be pigeonholed as strictly a graffiti artist. (Last year, when he won Folio Weekly’s Best of Jax readers’ poll in the Best Graffiti category, he declined to participate.) “It’s an involved culture with all of its own ideas about art,” he explains. Thurston’s skills as an illustrator, combined with the compositional content of a fantasist, often place his work outside of the realm of public art, with its guerilla-style or punk rock renderings. Yet he is unabashed about his love of Krylon on concrete. “I have six years of art history under my belt,” explains the onetime Savannah College of Art and Design student, “so I can put things into a classical or Renaissance context. But the ones that were consistently blowing me away were German graffiti artists.” Separated by only a few years and 30
miles, the 27-year-old Squid Dust (born Clay Doran) was a devotee of the hypnotic allure of the woods — his in Clay County — for equally pragmatic reasons. “Being the kid who was really into art and heavy metal wasn’t exactly easy in Middleburg,” Squid Dust laughs. He soon discovered that tribe of death-defying, daredevil outcasts known as the American Skateboarder. It was through the skate scene that the UNF art grad learned about the pioneering work of Pushead, who’s designed iconoclastic imagery for everyone from The Misfits, Metallica, Nike, Zorlac Skateboards and his own band, Septic Death. Squid Dust had one minor problem with surrendering fully to shredding the asphalt, however. “Living on a dirt road was kind of a problem, since all of my friends were into skateboarding,” he deadpans, conceding, “I was a lousy skater!” Acceptance of his non-skating skills, combined with his fascination with the artists defining skate culture, led the teenage outcast to a fate mapped out in devils, skulls and skate decks. “If I can’t skateboard, then I’m going to be able to draw like those artists,” he recalls thinking. Squid Dust’s phantasmagoric style, layered with classic punk-rock imagery along with visual archetypes, have been used most famously for various gig fliers for shows at Burro Bar and his own Warehouse 8B punk space, where he is a co-owner and showbooker. Both Thurston and Squid Dust have designed work for local bands, including punk kings Evergreen Terrance. The pair’s new exhibit, “Kids With Trails,” combines their love of street-level art, fantastic imagery and Florida’s inviting but jeopardized wildernesses. The theme
this is a copyright protected pro For questions, please call your advertising representative at 260-9770. rUn dAte: 091311 FAX YOUR PROOF IF POSSIBLE AT 268-3655 of the show is fleshed out in a planned 30 pieces filled with a hybrid of their shared influences, as two warring tribes of creatures and humans try to coexist in a precarious world, The Vortex. Thurston’s characters are represented by mutant swamp-like creatures, ones he describes as “reptile meets feathers on a gremlin’s frame.” “We were also acknowledging how radioactive Jacksonville is,” Thurston laughs. Squid Dust’s characters take form as wild tribal children, native kids in furs and loincloths, wearing the heads of their enemies as gory trophies — savages he describes as
Trails” hasn’t been limited to dreaming or promise of benefit conversation. They both admit to working long hours to finish the show. Thurston invited Folio Weekly into his Riverside studio, where impressive works of various sizes hung on the walls in different stages of completion. “We have been working separately and together, some days from the afternoon until six in the morning,” Squid Dust explains. In conversation, the men are passionate about this collaboration, a love letter to childhood and a sort of requiem for its passing; adulthood as the ultimate menace to the imagination of a child. “The place I’m
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Shaun Thurston says the exhibit, “Kids With Trails,” reflects “the hopes of what the woods represented when we were kids.” It’s also a love letter to childhood and a requiem for its passing. “ ‘Lord of the Flies’ meets William Burroughs’ ‘The Wild Boys.’ ” While these two groups do battle across the gallery walls, the mythology deepens, as the warring factions face the threat of an encroaching force known simply as “The Nothin’.” Represented by clinically white houses and buildings, the presence of “The Nothin’” — which Thurston admits is a playful swipe from “The Nothing” of the 1984 classic film, “The NeverEnding Story” — grows along the images of the artists’ work. Thurston explains that some of his pieces also contain artwork created by the creatures themselves, while others feature appearances of the artist in playful cameos in this imagined realm. The center (or vortex?) of the show is a four-foot-by-fourfoot collaborative piece that may or may not resolve this creatively charged allegory. The artists’ passion for “Kids With
addressing only exists in my mind now,” says Thurston, accepting that his own trails and forts have long since been reduced to faceless Southside tract homes and strip-mall squalor. Squid Dust is philosophical about the fate of his former stomping grounds, now buried under acres of tarmac, yet optimistic about the next generation of disenchanted kids, who seem to magically find like-minded outcasts while wandering aimlessly through the deepest woods. “It’s an obligation,” says Squid Dust of passing along the tradition of kids exploring their literal and figurative forests. “How can I keep this moving? These kids who have just created their own tribes [in the woods] separate from the older kids who had just recently taught them how to navigate these same woods. An adult is just an extinct kid.” Dan Brown email@example.com
Natural Ones: Shaun Thurston and Squid Dust with a work in progress for their show.
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“When I think of swamp music, my mind gets filled with musical ideas.” Walter Parks in his native habitat.
Walter Parks celebrates his muddy roots on two stages — ballet and rock club BALLET DE MARAIS Saturday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. The Florida Ballet, 300 E. State St., Ste. E, Jacksonville Admission is $15 A cocktail reception is at 7 p.m. 353-7518
SWAMP CABBAGE Saturday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. Café Eleven, 501 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach Advance tickets are $8; $10 at the door 460-9311
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hen musician Walter Parks recalls the most beautiful place he’s ever seen, he thinks local — the golden sea grasses of the saltmarsh, the jigsaw puzzles of light and shadow. This is the same guy who’s played guitar all over the world with Richie Havens, spent a year in Thich Nhat Hahn’s Zen Buddhist monastery in southwest France, and performed at countless colleges and folk festivals all over the U.S. “If you ask people what they think is the most beautiful place in the United States, a lot of people will say the Southwest with its mesas,” he says. “But to me, the JTB overpass [across the Intracoastal Waterway] travels over one of the most beautiful places in the whole country. And I’m so glad it’s still untainted. To me, it is the most beautiful landscape in the United States.” The 52-year-old Parks grew up on the city’s Westside and feels stitched to the landscape. Though he now lives in Savannah, Northeast Florida is in his blood. Parks even loves the smell of the marshes and swamps. Parks speaks in the ultimate language of a jazz guitarist and composer, and it’s led him to create what he calls “swamp jazz.” “When I think of swamp music, my mind gets filled with musical ideas that come to me from those surroundings.” After Havens stopped touring last year, Parks concentrated on his own original compositions. A solo album, “Walter Parks,” featuring his jazz and folk-grounded compositions, drops in October on folk legend Judy Collins’ Wildflower Records label. Local audiences have two opportunities
to see Parks in October, performing both his more intricate swamp-inspired jazz and the harder, mystical redneck stomp of his threepiece rock band, Swamp Cabbage. Parks has collaborated with The Florida Ballet for a benefit performance that marries his original compositions to the choreography of artistic director Laurie Picinich-Byrd in “Ballet de Marais” (or “Ballet of Marshes”) at the dance group’s studio on Oct. 1 (which is also Parks’ 53rd birthday). The following week, locals can check out Swamp Cabbage when they play at on Oct. 8 at St. Augustine’s Café Eleven. Picinich-Byrd and Parks have known each other some 30 years, and Parks initially proposed that the pair produce a swamp ballet. Parks says he has long wanted to see his music brought to life in the physicality of dance. He sent Picinich-Byrd 12 samples of music he believes personify the tranquil aspect of swamps, rather than the alligators and water moccasins. To Picinich-Byrd, the music was drenched in the Southern experience. “Several pieces are very spiritual and heartrending,” she says, “and there are others that are funky and show a great sense of humor.” The Ballet de Marais is presented in The Florida Ballet’s rehearsal studio, a giant warehouse with 17-foot ceilings and exposed brick walls — but no stage. The idea is for the audience, the dancers, Walter Parks and drummer Jeff Pippins to all be on the same level. “This is going to be a living, breathing, vital presentation,” says Parks. “I want people to feel like this is the soundtrack to Northeast Florida’s natural surroundings.” Parks is as unapologetic about his love of local music as he is appreciative. “A lot of great music came out of Jacksonville’s Westside,” Park contends, mentioning Lynryd Skynyrd and Mofro as just two examples of musicians who embraced the area’s inherent charms and inspirational beauty. “I think we grew up with a very interesting combination of country music and rock ‘n’ roll.” Parks hopes Northeast Florida locals will be just as open-minded to his approach in harvesting new art from some ancient roots. Susan Cooper Eastman firstname.lastname@example.org
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BALLET DE MARAIS Walter Parks and The Florida Ballet present this original “Ballet of the Marshes” at 8 p.m. on Oct. 1 at 300 E. State St., Ste. E, Jacksonville. Admission is $15. A cocktail reception is held at 7 p.m. 353-7518. THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH Amelia Community Theatre presents this matrimonial comedy at 8 p.m. on Sept. 29 and 30 and Oct. 1 at 207 Cedar St., Fernandina Beach. Tickets are $20; $10 for students. 261-6749. THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING Flagler College’s Gamache-Koger Theater presents the dramatic adaptation of Joan Didion’s acclaimed memoir about grief and loss at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 1 and 2 p.m. on Oct. 2 at 74 King St., St. Augustine. Admission is $20; $18 for seniors; $10 for students. 829-6481. A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM The Limelight Theatre stages this family-friendly musical comedy at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 29 and 30 and Oct. 1 and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 2 at 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. The play runs through Oct. 23. Tickets are $25; $20 for students and military; $22 for seniors. 825-1164. CHICAGO Players by the Sea presents this award-winning Roaring Twenties musical at 8 p.m. on Sept. 29 and 30 and Oct. 1 and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 2 at 106 N. Sixth St., Jax Beach. Tickets are $25. 249-0289. LEND ME A TENOR Jamie Farr stars in this Tony Award-winning comedy about the mishaps plaguing a production of the opera “Otello” at 8 p.m. on Sept. 27-30 and Oct. 1, 2 and 4, at 1:15 p.m. on Oct. 1 and 2 p.m. on Oct. 2 at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. The show runs through Oct. 16. Tickets range from $42-$49. 641-1212. GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER? New Bethel A.M.E. Church presents this faith-based dinner theater production at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 30 at 1231 Tyler St., Jacksonville. Admission is a suggested donation of $15. 333-0806. MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER St. Augustine Murder Mystery Dinner Theater stages nightly performances of “Murder at Café Noir” at 6:30 p.m. at Ramada in Historic Downtown, 116 San Marco Ave. Tickets are $43.15; $35.15 for children. 671-2508.
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ABET ACTORS WORKSHOP Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre holds acting workshops for all levels of experience from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Oct. 2 and every Sun. through Nov. 13 at Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach. The class fee is $150. 249-7177. CALL TO ARTISTS The Jacksonville Fine Arts Festival seeks original poster artwork for its festival to be held in Avondale’s Boone Park on March 24 and 25, 2012. The winning submission gets a free 10x10 exhibitor’s space. Send 300 dpi submissions, including name and media, to email@example.com CALLING ALL SHAG DANCERS The First Coast Shag Club, for beginners and intermediate, meets every Wed. at 7 p.m. at River City Brewing Company, 835 Museum Circle, Jacksonville. 398-2299. firstcoastshagclub.com
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HAND DRUM CLASSES Amber Hall teaches hand drum rudiments every Fri. at 7:30 p.m. at Midnight Sun, 1055 Park St., Jacksonville. Class fee is $10. 358-3869. CALL FOR YOUTH ARTISTS The Adrian Pickett Gallery seeks children artists, ages 8-17, for its Jr. JAX Art Expo program, to teach kids about the business of art. The expo is held on Oct. 22. The gallery also needs volunteers and sponsors for this inaugural event. 962-2540. adrianpickett.com
CLASSICAL & JAZZ
JUST JAZZ QUINTET This jazzy five-piece performs at 7 p.m. on Sept. 27 at Culhane’s Irish Pub, 967 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 249-9595. JAX JAZZ COLLECTIVE The combo performs at 8 p.m. on Sept. 27 at European Street Café, 1704 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville. Advance tickets are $10. 399-1740. PERCUSSION CHAMBER CONCERT Professor Charlotte Mabrey directs the UNF Percussion Ensembles at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 28 at University of North Florida’s Recital Hall, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville. 620-2878. UNF JAZZ The UNF Jazz Faculty perform at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 29 at University of North Florida’s Robinson Theater, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville. 620-2878. WOODWINDS CONCERT A Wind Band Concert, featuring works by Sousa, Vaughn Williams, Sheldon and Billy Joel, is held at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 29 at Jacksonville University’s Terry Concert Hall, 2800 University Blvd. N., Jacksonville. 256-7677. BROOKLYN RIDER This eclectic ensemble performs at 8 p.m. on Sept. 30 at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 1100 Stockton St., Jacksonville. Tickets are $25; $10 for students. 389-6222. A TRIBUTE TO SATCHMO The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, featuring trumpeter Byron Stripling, present this musical tribute to Louis Armstrong at 8 p.m. on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts’ Jacoby Symphony Hall, 300 W. Water St., Jacksonville. Tickets range from $16-$70. 354-5547. A TRIBUTE TO EUGENE HOLLOMON Karpeles Manuscript Library & Museum present this jazz and variety show, in honor of its curator, at 6 p.m. on Oct. 1 at 101 E. Laura St., Jacksonville. Advance tickets are $10; $15 at the door. 356-2992. CHORALE CONCERT The Jacksonville Harmony Chorus performs at 7 p.m. on Oct. 1 at University of North Florida’s Robinson Theater, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville. Advance tickets are $20; $25 at the door. 350-1609. PIECES OF A DREAM This acclaimed jazz group plays at 7 and 10 p.m. on Oct. 1 at the Ritz Theatre & Museum, 829 N. Davis St., Jacksonville. Advance tickets are $21; $25 at the door. 632-5555. RHAPSODY IN BLUE The First Coast Wind Ensemble performs Gershwin’s beloved masterpiece at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 1 at Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts, St. Johns River State College, 283 College Drive, Orange Park. 276-6750. MUSIC AT UNITARIAN Folk singer Amy Carol Webb performs at 10:45 a.m. on Oct. 2 at Unitarian Universalist Church, 7405 Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville. 725-8133.
Philly-bred smooth jazz band Pieces of a Dream perform on Oct. 1 at 7 and 10 p.m. at the Ritz Theatre & Museum, 829 N. Davis St., Jacksonville. Advance tickets are $21; $25 at the door. 632-5555.
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AMELIA ISLAND JAZZ FESTIVAL This weeklong jazz festival kicks off on Oct. 2, featuring performances by Buckwheat Zydeco, Nicole Henry, The Dynamic Les DeMerle Big Band featuring Bonnie Eisele, Doug Cameron and others at various venues in Fernandina Beach. For a full schedule and ticket information, call 504-4772. ameliaislandjazzfestival.com PIANO RECITAL AT UNF Pianist Benjamin Hochman performs at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 3 at University of North Florida’s Recital Hall, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville. 620-2878. JAZZ IN RIVERSIDE Trumpeter Ray Callendar and guitarist Taylor Roberts appear at 7 p.m. every Thur. at Kickbacks Gastropub, 910 King St., Jacksonville. 388-9551. JAZZ AT TREE STEAKHOUSE Boril Ivanov Trio plays at 7 p.m. every Thur. and pianist David Gum plays at 7 p.m. every Fri. at Tree Steakhouse, 11362 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville. 262-0006. JAZZ AT GENNARO’S Gennaro’s Ristorante Italiano features live jazz at 7:30 p.m. every Fri. and Sat. at 5472 First Coast Highway, Fernandina Beach. 491-1999. JAZZ IN ST. AUGUSTINE Rhett’s Piano Bar & Brasserie features live jazz nightly at 7 p.m. at 66 Hypolita St., St. Augustine. 825-0502.
ART WALKS & FESTIVALS
A TASTE AROUND THE WORLD Southlight Gallery presents this fundraiser, featuring a celebrity cocktail hour, live music, food and wine tastings, auctions and painting demonstrations by Tony Wood and Paul Ladnier, from 6-9 p.m. on Sept. 29 at TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse, 110 Championship Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets start at $100. Proceeds benefit the JLG Brain Cancer Tissue Bank fund at Mayo Clinic. 607-3473. jlgbraincancerfoundation.org PAINTING THE REGION The North Florida Land Trust presents its third annual plein air painting event from Oct. 3-8 at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, 50 Executive Way. This juried event features more than 40 artists painting the natural beauty of Northeast Florida coastlines, marshes and shores. 285-7020, 280-0614. paintingtheregion.com DOWNTOWN FRIDAY MARKET Arts & crafts and local produce are offered every Fri. from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive. 353-1188. RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET The Arts Market is held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. every Sat. beneath the Fuller Warren Bridge on Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville and features local and regional artists, strolling performers, bands and a farmers market. Admission is free. 554-6865, 389-2449. riversideartsmarket.com
BEACHES MUSEUM & HISTORY CENTER 413 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, 241-5657. Jerry Hallan’s “Wood Sculptures” are on display through Sept. 30. CRISP-ELLERT ART MUSEUM 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine, 826-8530. The Flagler College Art & Design Faculty Exhibition is on display through Sept. 30. CUMMER MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENS 829 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, 356-6857. “Words of Art: A Children’s Book Fair & Literacy Family Day” is held from noon-4 p.m. on Oct. 1. The cinema-themed exhibit “Jacksonville’s Norman Studios: Movie Posters from the Permanent Collection” is on display through Nov. 2. The education-themed exhibit “One in Three: Let’s Solve Our Dropout Crisis” is on display through Dec. 20. “New View: Interpretations of the Cummer Gardens,” featuring works by students from DASoTA, is on display through Oct. 1. The exhibit, “Ralph H. & Constance I. Wark Collection of Early Meissen Porcelain,” is displayed through Dec. 31. The restored Tudor Room gallery is open through Dec. 31. KARPELES MANUSCRIPT MUSEUM 101 W. First St., Jacksonville, 356-2992. A Tribute to Eugene Hollomon is featured at 6 p.m. on Oct. 1. Advance tickets are $10; $15 at the door. Jim Smith’s “Eureka! Steampunk at the Karpeles” is on display through Sept. 30. “Darwin: The Origin of Species” is on display through Dec. 27. The permanent collection includes a variety of rare manuscripts. Open Tue.Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART JACKSONVILLE 333 N. Laura St., Jacksonville, 366-6911. Chris Luhar-Trice presents a lecture on “Larry Clark: The Tulsa Series” at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 29. The acclaimed, 200-piece photographic collection “Shared Vision: The Sondra and Celso Gonzalez-Falla Collection of Photography” is on display through Jan. 8. “Larry Clark: The Tulsa Series” is on display through Jan. 8. “No Place in Particular: Images of the American Landscape” is on display in the UNF Gallery through Nov. 6. Photographer Melanie Pullen’s exhibit, “High Fashion Crime Scenes,” is featured in Project Atrium through Nov. 6. Family Fun Free Day is held from noon-4 p.m. every Sun. Open Tue.-Sun. mocajacksonville.org RITZ THEATRE & MUSEUM 829 N. Davis St., Jacksonville, 632-5555. Jazz group Pieces of a Dream perform at 7 and 10 p.m. on Oct. 1. Advance
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Recent works by Ginny Elliot and Suzi Berg (pictured, “Spirit Horses,” 36"x50", oil) are featured through Jan. 9 at The Haskell Gallery, Jax International Airport, 14201 Pecan Park Road. 741-3546.
tickets are $21; $25 at the door. An exhibit of works by the acclaimed African-American photographer E.L. Weems is on display through Dec. 30. An exhibit celebrating local African-American athletes and sports figures, “More Than a Game: African-American Sports in Jacksonville, 1900-1975,” is currently on display. “Lift Ev’ry Voice in LaVilla,” an exhibit of African-American history in Jacksonville, is on permanent display. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children, students and seniors. Open Tue.-Sun.
ADELE GRAGE CULTURAL CENTER 716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 247-5828. Photographer Kirk Chamberlain’s “Simple Gifts” is on display through Oct. 13. ALEXANDER BREST MUSEUM & GALLERY Jacksonville University, 2800 University Blvd. N., Jacksonville, 256-7677. The opening reception for an exhibit of paintings by John Chang is held from 5-7 p.m. The paintings are displayed through Oct. 26. BUTTERFIELD GARAGE ART GALLERY 137 King St., St. Augustine, 825-4577. The latest works by painter Dane Julian and ceramicist Jerry Peters are on display through Sept. FIRST STREET GALLERY 216-B First St., Neptune Beach, 241-6928. Painter Diantha York-Ripley’s “Reflections” is on display through Oct. 10. GALLERY 725 725-5 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 345-9320. The exhibit “From the Streets to the Beach: A Photographic Exhibit” is on display through Oct. 17. GALLERY 1037 Reddi-Arts, 1037 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, 398-3161. Doug Eng, Joyce Gabiou and Mary St. Germain are the featured artists through Oct. 31. HASKELL GALLERY Jax International Airport, 14201 Pecan Park Road, 741-3546. Recent paintings by Ginny Elliot and Suzi Berg are on display through Jan. 9. ISLAND ART ASSOCIATION 18 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach, 261-7020. The juried theme show “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere” is on display through Sept. JACKSONVILLE PUBLIC MAIN LIBRARY 303 N. Laura St., Jacksonville, 630-2665. Tom Baggs’ “News from the Vortex” is on display through Sept. J.J. JOHNSON GALLERY 177 Fourth Ave. N., Jax Beach, 435-3200. The photographic exhibit “Contemporary Complexities” is on
display through Nov. 5. NULLSPACE 109 E. Bay St., Jacksonville, 716-4202. “Offensive Images: Works by Kyle Schweers” is on display through Oct. SOUTH GALLERY FSCJ’s South Campus, 11901 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, 6462023. The opening reception for the FSCJ Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition is held from 5-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 29. The exhibit is displayed through Oct. 21. SOUTHLIGHT GALLERY 6 E. Bay St., Jacksonville, 553-6361. Photographic works by Doug Eng, Garry McElwee, Michael Dunlap, Anna Tomczak, Paul Karabinis, Jane Shirek, Dominick Martorelli, Alexander Diaz, Christopher W. Luhar-Trice and Craig Monroe are featured through Sept. ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION 22 Marine St., St. Augustine, 824-2310. The 9/11-inspired “Walk In Peace Exhibit and Shoe Drive” is featured through Oct. 2. The gallery is accepting donations of new shoes for disadvantaged children of St. Johns County. STUDIO 121 121 W. Forsyth St., Ste. 100, Jacksonville, 292-9303. The exhibit “Personal Views,” featuring the works of Times-Union photographers, is displayed through Sept. STELLERS GALLERY 240 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach, 273-6065. The reception for an exhibit of works by Henry Von Genk III is held from 5-8 p.m. on Sept. 30. Proceeds benefit the St. Johns Riverkeeper. The exhibit runs through Oct. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA GALLERY 1 UNF Drive, Bldg. 2 Rm. 101, Jacksonville, 620-2534. The collection of large-scale, Polaroid photographic works, “Instant Gratification: 20 x 24,” is on display through Oct. 28. VAULT GALLERY + ARTSPACE 121 W. Forsyth St., Jacksonville, 608-1590. The exhibit “Walter Coker: Through the Lens” is on display through Sept. VANDROFF ART GALLERY Jewish Community Alliance, 8505 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, 730-2100. Photographs by Carol Curtis are on display through Oct. 26. W.B. TATTER STUDIO GALLERY 76 A San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, 823-9263. The latest works by pastel artist Lyn Asselta are featured through Oct. For a complete list of galleries, log on to folioweekly.com. To list your event, send time, date, location (street address, city), admission price and contact number to print to Dan Brown, 9456 Philips Hwy., Ste. 11, Jacksonville FL 32256 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Events are included on a spaceavailable basis.
FILIPINO PRIDE DAY This year’s Filipino Pride Day features traditional cuisine, dancing, live music by Karylle Padilla, A-Vibe and local punk-poppers Dancell, comedian Orlando Sadsarin, arts exhibits, health screenings and kid-geared activities. The event is held from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. on Oct. 1 at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive. 353-1188. fpdjax.com IMMIGRANT STUDENT LECTURE The UNF Intercultural Center for PEACE presents Dr. Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, professor of Globalization and Education at New York University, discussing “Acting on the Dream: Immigrant Students at the Crossroads,” at 1 p.m. on Oct. 3, in the Student Union, Building 58 W., Room 2704, University of North Florida, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville. 620-2475. FLORIDA FORUM LECTURE SERIES Award-winning veteran journalist Ted Koppel speaks at 7 p.m. on Oct. 4 at the TimesUnion Center, 300 W. Water St., Jacksonville. Proceeds benefit the Freeman Behavioral Health Center at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. For tickets, call 202-2886. thefloridaforum.com HOME & GARDEN SHOW & DATIL PEPPER COOK-OFF St. Johns County Cooperative Extension Service offers a home & garden show from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Oct. 1 and from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Oct. 2 at the Agricultural Center, 3125 Agricultural Center Drive, St. Augustine. Vendors, plant clinics, tours, antique cars and entertainment are featured. A program about foreclosure is offered at 9:30 a.m.; short sales are discussed at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 1, followed by Q&A sessions. The fifth annual amateur datil pepper cook-off is held at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 2. Admission and parking are free. 209-0430. FLAGLER FORUM The Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy Series continues with Dan Thomasson, Scripps Howard News Service, at 7 p.m. on Oct. 6 at Flagler College Auditorium, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. Thomasson discusses “The ‘Colossal Mess’ in Washington.” Admission is free. 819-6400. flagler.edu BOOBSAPLOOZA 2011 Bands Against Breast Cancer present this fourth annual event starting at noon on Oct. 1 at Lynch’s Irish Pub, 514 N. First St., Jax Beach. Bands include Azmyth, Blistur, Cupid’s Alley, Dailiss, Kickin Lassie, Lucky Stiff, Out of Hand, Something Distant, Split Tone and Yankee Slickers. Limited edition “2011 Boobsapalooza” T-shirts are featured. Proceeds benefit breast cancer awareness and prevention. Advance tickets are $10; $15 at the door. 249-5181. MUSIC BY THE SEA The free concert series concludes with The Falling Bones from 7-9 p.m. on Sept. 28 at the Pier & Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. Each week, an area restaurant offers meals for less than $10. 471-1686. staugbchcivicassoc.com COSMIC CONCERTS Laser shows are Lasermania at 5 p.m., Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here at 6 p.m., Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon at 7 p.m. and Pink Floyd: The Wall at 8 p.m. on Sept. 30 in Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, at Museum of Science & History, 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville. Online tickets are $5. 396-7062. moshplanetarium.org RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET Tammerlin performs at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 1 at Riverside Arts Market, held under the Fuller Warren Bridge at Riverside Avenue, downtown. Yoga practitioners are encouraged to bring their mats and practice their skills with instructors. Local and regional art and a farmers market are featured from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. every Sat. Admission is free. 554-6865. riversideartsmarket.com SOUNDS ON CENTRE The Historic Fernandina Business Association presents a free community concert, featuring Les DeMerle Jazz All Stars, from 6-8 p.m. on Sept. 30 in downtown Fernandina Beach, between Second and Front streets. Bring a chair. downtownfernandina.com
POLITICS & ACTIVISM
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS This group presents the League University program from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Oct. 1 at Jacksonville University, 2800 University Blvd. N., Jacksonville. The program trains young professionals in leadership skills. The registration fee is $75, which includes lunch. Need-based scholarships are available. Childcare is available upon request. To register, go to events.constantcontact.com. CITY GOVERNMENT MEETINGS Jacksonville City Council meets at 5 p.m. on Sept. 27 at City Hall, 117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor, downtown. 630-1404. The JEDC Downtown Development Review Board meets at 2 p.m. on Sept. 29 at Police & Fire Pension Bldg., 1 W. Adams St., Ste. 200, 630-2689. The Council Rules Committee holds a special meeting regarding reapportionment legislation at 6 p.m. on Sept. 29 in first floor chambers, 630-1404. The Rules Committee meets again at 10 a.m. on Oct. 3. The Council TEU Committee meets at 2 p.m. on Oct. 3. Council Finance Committee meets at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 4, Ste. 425, City Hall. coj.net/City-Council JACKSONVILLE JOURNEY The oversight committee of this crime-fighting initiative meets at 4 p.m. on Oct. 20 in Eighth Floor Conference Room 851, Ed Ball Building, 214 N. Hogan St., Jacksonville. 630-1273.
BOOKS & WRITING
PETER TRACHTENBERG The Flagler College Writers in Residence lecture series begins with memoirist Trachtenberg reading from his book, “The Book of Calamities: Five Questions About Suffering and Its Meaning,” at 6 p.m. on Oct. 3 in the college’s Gamache-Koger Room, Ringhaver Student Center, 50 Sevilla St., St. Augustine. Admission is free. 819-6400. BOOK SALE The Friends of the Ponte Vedra Branch Library hold a book sale from 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 28, 10 a.m.5:30 p.m. on Sept. 29 and 30, and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Oct. 1 at the library, 101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra. You can become a member on the spot for $25. 273-3990, 827-6950. CARA CURTIN Local author Curtin (Captain Wilson mystery series) signs copies of her books from 2-4 p.m. on Sept. 30 at Books Plus, 107 Centre St., Fernandina Beach. 261-0303. MEMOIR WRITING CLASS “It’s My Story: I Can’t Take It with Me” is held from noon-1:30 p.m. on Sept. 27 at St. Johns County Council on Aging Senior Center, 148 Canal Blvd., Palm Valley. 280-3233. COMMUNITY READ The Jacksonville Public Library and Community Connections present “The Community Read,” a shared reading of “The Power of Half — One Family’s Decision to Stop Taking and Start Giving Back,” co-authored by Kevin Salwen and his daughter, Hannah. Copies are available at every library. The Read runs through Oct. 20. 630-2665. jaxpubliclibrary.org/powerofhalf
Senior Pranks: Competitive athletics are the centerpiece of The Forever Fit 50 & Beyond: Jacksonville Senior Games, an Olympicstyle event for men and women 50 years of age or older. The event kicks off with opening ceremonies on Friday, Sept. 30 and continues Oct. 1-9 throughout Jacksonville. Sports events include a road race, power lifting, cycling, bowling, swimming, tennis, golf, softball and croquet. For a complete schedule, go to http:// bit.ly/o5b9K6. 630-3690.
TAMMY PESCATELLI The Comedy Zone features All Stars at 8 p.m. on Sept. 27. Tammy Pescatelli appears at 8 p.m. on Sept. 28, 29 and 30 and at 8 and 10 p.m. on Oct. 1 at 3130 Hartley Road, Ramada Inn, Jacksonville. Tickets are $12 and $15. 292-4242. JACKIE KNIGHT’S COMEDY CLUB Keith Barany and Kendra Corrie appear at 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at 3009 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd., St. Augustine. Tickets are $12. 461-8843. LATITUDE 30 COMEDY Ted Holum is featured at 8 p.m. on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at Latitude 30, 10370 Philips Highway, Southside. Tickets are $13. 365-5555. ORLANDO SADSARIN Sadsarin appears at 9 p.m. every Sun. at The Norm, 2952 Roosevelt Blvd., Jacksonville. 384-9929.
FOLIO WEEKLY’S BEST OF JAX PARTY Oct. 11, Mojo No. 4, Avondale JAX FILM FESTIVAL Oct. 13-16, downtown Jacksonville FOLIO WEEKLY’S OKTOBERFEST Oct. 22, St. Augustine Amphitheatre 28TH ANNUAL CARING CHEFS Oct. 23, The Avenues Mall GEORGIA/FLORIDA GAME Oct. 29, EverBank Field GREATER JACKSONVILLE AGRICULTURAL FAIR Nov. 2-13, Fairgrounds FOLIO WEEKLY’S MARTINIFEST Nov. 18, Touchdown Club West JAGS VS. TEXANS Nov. 27, EverBank Field BEARDS OF COMEDY TOUR Dec. 2, Jack Rabbits
NATURE, SPORTS, OUTDOORS
FLORIDA VEGETABLE GARDENING Lee McDonald, a Duval County Master Gardener and gardening columnist, discusses the history of Florida vegetable gardening and provides tips for local gardeners at 7 p.m. on Sept. 29 at Mandarin Community Club, 12447 Mandarin Road, Jacksonville. 268-0784. mandarinmuseum.net JACKSONVILLE SENIOR GAMES The Forever Fit 50 & Beyond: Jacksonville Senior Games is an Olympic-style event, for men and women 50 years of age or older, held Oct. 1-9 throughout Jacksonville. Sports events include a road race, power lifting, cycling, bowling, swimming, tennis, golf, softball and croquet. 630-3690. For a complete list of events go to http://bit.ly/o5b9K6 JAGUARS VS SAINTS The Jacksonville Jaguars take on Super Bowl champs the New Orleans Saints at 1 p.m. on Oct. 2 at EverBank Field, One EverBank Place, Jacksonville. Single-game tickets for home games start at $45. 633-2000. jaguars.com PGA TOUR MS 150 BIKE TOUR The 25th annual Cycle To The Shore is held Oct. 1 and 2, with a start and finish at the Northeast Florida Regional Airport, U.S. 1, St. Augustine. Riding options vary. Proceeds benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Call for times and options, 332-6810 or 1-800-FIGHTMS. bikefln.nationalmssociety.org CRITICAL MASS BIKE RIDE All bikes are welcome (road bikes, fixed gears, BMX, mountain, cruisers, hybrids, recumbents, tandems, tall bikes) from 5-7 p.m. on Sept. 30 at Memorial Park, 1620 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville. It’s not required, but highly advised to wear a helmet. Critical Mass is commonly held to raise awareness and promote the safety of non-motorized modes of transportation (specifically bikes) when sharing the streets with motor vehicles. facebook.com/ home.php?sk=group_197937730227610&ap=1
FULL OF BULL REDFISH TOURNAMENT The Hook the Future Foundation holds its second annual Full of Bull Redfish Tournament at 7 a.m. on Oct. 1 at Morningstar Marina, 4852 N. Ocean St., Mayport. Registration is $50. The Kids’ Dock Tournament is held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; entry fee is $10. Proceeds benefit Hook the Future Foundation. 465-4552. TREKKING ON A TRAIL A park ranger discusses the basics of hiking — weather, wildlife tracking, trail safety and proper gear — at 2 p.m. on Oct. 1 at Ribault Club, Ft. George Island Cultural State Park, 11241 Ft. George Road, Ft. George Island. The program is free. 251-2320. floridastateparks.org WOMEN’S FLAG FOOTBALL The Lady Jaguars flag football team seeks girls, ages 9-18 and women, 19-35, who want to play competitive flag football. 949-0934. 765-4321. WOMEN’S RUGBY The team holds fall practice from 7-9 p.m. every Tue. and Thur. at 9A/Baymeadows Regional Park, 8000 Baymeadows Road E., Jacksonville. No experience is necessary. jaxwomensrugby.com SAVAGE ANCIENT SEAS This exhibit interweaves groundbreaking fossil finds from around the globe with cutting-edge computer-generated recreations at Museum of Science and History, 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville. 396-7062. “Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure” runs through Oct. 30. themosh.org
Activities and raffle drawings are featured. Admission is free. 269-9413. CHILDREN’S BOOK FAIR Words of Art: A Children’s Book Fair & Literacy Family Day is held from noon-4 p.m. on Oct. 1 at The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville. Authors and illustrators are on hand and activities include art projects, scavenger hunts and performances by storyteller and musician Ajamu Mutima. Admission is free. 899-6035. cummer50.org TEEN FASHION A DIY fashion series for teens kicks off with a paperclip earrings class at 2 p.m. on Oct. 8 at the Main Library’s teen study room, 303 N. Laura St., downtown. Check out more fashion DIY classes through Dec. 3 at jaxpubliclibrary.org. Register by calling 630-0673. DANCE CLASSES Kidz Street Dance (ages 8-12) classes start on Oct. 3 at Dance Trance Studio, 1515 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, 390-0939 and on Oct. 5 at Dance Trance Studio, 214 Orange St., Neptune Beach, 246-4600. Call for fees and schedules. dancetrancefitness.com STORY TIME This free program is held from 10:30-11 a.m. every first and third Sat. at Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach. 261-7378.
PINK RIBBON SYMPOSIUM Cancer Specialists of North Florida and Florida Radiation Oncology Group present the fourth annual symposium from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Oct. 1 at Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts, 283 College Drive, St. Johns River State College, Orange Park. Olympic gold medalist Shannon Miller is the featured speaker. Workshops and breakout sessions are featured. Admission is free. pinkribbonsymposium.org VICTORY IN PINK This cancer-awareness event kicks off at noon on Oct. 1 at St. Johns Town Center Phase II, between Bistro Drive and Brooks Brothers (in front of XXI Forever, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co. and Mayors Jewelers), 4663 River City Drive, Jacksonville. Fashion shows, wellness programming, breast cancer survivor models and testimonials are featured. 998-7156. jaxhealth.com A TASTE AROUND THE WORLD This food, wine and art event is held from 6-9 p.m. on Sept. 29 at TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse, 110 Championship Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. Live music and a live and silent auction are featured. Southlight Gallery artists Paul Ladnier and Tony Wood paint onsite. Proceeds benefit the JLG Brain Cancer Foundation
ARMA MEETING Association of Records Managers and Administrators meet from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sept. 27 at University Club, 1301 Riverplace Blvd., 27th Floor, Jacksonville. Janet Ruhala Johnson discusses records retention schedules. 274-3341. CHAMBER AFTER HOURS Ponte Vedra Chamber of Commerce meets at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 28 at Ashford Court of Marsh Landing, 1700 The Greens Way, Jacksonville Beach. Admission is free for members. 285-2004. SOUTHSIDE BUSINESS MEN’S CLUB Dan Naes offers a beer tasting at noon on Oct. 5 at San Jose Country Club, 7529 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville. Admission is $20. For reservations, call 396-5559.
STORY HOUR Kidgits Club story hour is held at 10 a.m. on Sept. 27 at Orange Park Mall, 1910 Wells Road, Orange Park.
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and Mayo Clinic’s Brain Cancer Tissue Bank. 553-6361. jlgbraincancerfoundation.org AN EVENING OF DANCE Party Benefit & Jam presents this fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 28 at The Art Center II Studios, 229 N. Hogan St., Jacksonville. Ballroom and West African dance instruction, an a la carte dinner, drinks and dessert are featured. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Cathedral Arts Project. jaxpb&j.org DADDY-DAUGHTER DANCE Girls Inc. of Jacksonville holds its annual Daddy Daughter Dance at 6 p.m. on Oct. 1 at Renaissance Resort, World Golf Village, Exit 323 off I-95, St. Augustine. Dinner, dancing, a silent auction, raffle prizes and professional photography are featured. Tickets are $80, $30 for each additional daughter. Proceeds benefit Girls Inc. programs. 731-9933. daddydaughterdancegij.com RAFFLE OF HOPE This fundraiser is held from 5-8 p.m. on Sept. 30 at The Groove Cafe, 128 Seagrove Main St., St. Augustine. Proceeds benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. 461-9066. FAMILY HEALTH FAIR UF&Shands Jacksonville presents this health fair from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Oct. 1 at River City Marketplace, City Center Boulevard and Airport Center Drive, Jacksonville. Free food, giveaways, kids activities, health screenings and prizes are featured. 244-9750. jax.shands.org DASH AWARDS Local Initiatives Support Corporation presents the second annual awards at 7 p.m. on Sept. 27 at Hyatt Regency Riverfront, 225 East Coastline Drive, Jacksonville. Michael Rubinger is the featured speaker. Admission is $25. 353-1300. BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS Bring all your pets to receive a special blessing by the clergy at 9 a.m. on Oct. 2, St. Francis Day, in the cathedral park at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 256 E. Church St., Jacksonville. 356-5507. TAKE BACK THE NIGHT University of North Florida Women’s Center observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month with Take Back the Night, including a march starting at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 4 at the Student Union on the UNF campus, and concluding with a candle-lighting ceremony and speak-out session. Admission is free. 620-2528. FLAGLER TOURS The tours are offered at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily at Flagler College, located in downtown St. Augustine. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for St. Augustine residents and $1 for children younger than 12. 819-6400. HOMEOWNER ENERGY UPDATES Homeowners within 200 percent of the poverty guideline can receive free energy efficiency updates to their homes through the Weatherization Assistance Program offered by St. Johns Housing Partnership. Contact the St. Johns Housing Partnership at 824-0902; in Clay County, call 215-1229. FloridaCommunityDevelopment.org/WAP ALCOHOL VENDOR TRAINING The Nassau Alcohol, Crime and Drug Abatement Coalition, Fernandina Beach Police Department and the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco offer a free, two-hour course for restaurants and bars on the moral and legal responsibilities associated with alcohol abuse, from 6-8 p.m. on Sept. 28, at Fernandina Beach Police Department, 1525 Lime St., Fernandina Beach. The retail stores course is held from 6-8 p.m. on Sept. 29. 277-7342. LEGAL AID FREE CLINICS Jacksonville Area Legal Aid offers free clinics, with no appointment necessary, at 126 W. Adams St., Jacksonville. Topics are: Bankruptcy at 5 p.m. on the first Thur. each month; Consumer Rights at 5 p.m. on the first Wed. each month; Emancipation at 5 p.m. on the first Wed. each month; Child Support Modification at 5:30 p.m. on the second Thur. of each month; Dissolution of Marriage at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Thur. of each month. Small Claims Court at 5:30 p.m. on the second Tue. of each month at Duval County
Courthouse, 330 E. Bay St., Room 505, Jacksonville. The Foreclosure and Home Ownership clinic requires a sign-up, call 356-8371 ext. 362. In Nassau County, a Consumer Law Clinic is offered at the Nassau County Courthouse in Yulee. A sign-up is required; call (904) 356-8371, ext. 307. jaxlegalaid.org
CLASSES & GROUPS
WOMEN’S SELF-DEFENSE CLASS Betty Griffin House offers a free women’s self-defense class at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 30 at Lion’s Den Karate, 138 N. One Drive, Ste. A, St. Augustine. For reservations, call 826-1904. JAX JUGGLERS Future jugglers gather from 6:30-7:45 p.m. every second Tue. and every fourth Mon. at San Marco Library’s Balis Center, 1514 LaSalle St., Jacksonville. Admission is free. jaxjugglers.org QUIT SMOKING CLASSES The Northeast Florida Quit Smoking Now program offers free quit tobacco classes for smokers and all tobacco users. The classes meet once a week for six consecutive weeks and offer a free book as well as free nicotine replacement therapies (patch, lozenge and gum) to assist tobacco users in their efforts. (877) 784-8486. NorthFloridaAHEC.org QuitSmokingNowFirstCoast.com URBAN BALLET FITNESS A free demo class is held at noon on Sept. 27 at Dance Trance Studio, 1515 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville. 390-0939. Free community class is held at 5:45 p.m. on the first Fri. of the month at Dance Trance Studio, 214 Orange St., Neptune Beach, 246-4600. dancetrancefitness.com COOKING WITH HERBS This interactive class is held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Oct. 1 and Nov. 5 at Maggie’s Herb Farm, 11400 C.R. 13, St. Augustine. The $55 fee includes all materials. Bring an apron. 829-0722. maggiesherbfarm.com MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS The meditation class, “Meaningful Relationships: Overcoming obstacles at home and at work,” is held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 28 at Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Center, 85 Sailfish Dr, Atlantic Beach. Donation $9 ($5 students). “Detox Your Mind: Purify Negative Karma” is held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 1. 222-8531. MeditationInJacksonville.org DANCE TONIGHT Dance Energy classes are held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 28 at Dance Tonight, 2177 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park. An open house is held at 8 p.m. on Sept. 29. 276-1515. DanceTonightOrangePark.com COMMUNITY HOSPICE Community Hospice of Northeast Florida offers support groups and grief workshops held at various times throughout the area. For details and reservations, call 407-6330. SQUARE DANCE CLUB The Seabreeze Square Dance Club holds an open house at 7 p.m. on Sept. 27 at Arlington Presbyterian Church, 1300 Sprinkle Drive, Jacksonville. 7083273, 779-7626. DEPRESSION/BI-POLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE This support group meets every Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m. at Baptist Medical Center, 800 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville. For more information, call 294-5720 or 356-6081. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Do you have a drug problem? Maybe they can help. 358-6262, 723-5683. serenitycoastna. org, firstcoastna.org NAR-A-NON This group meets at 8 p.m. every Tue. and Thur. at 4172 Shirley Ave., Avondale. 945-7168. To list an event, send time, date, location (street address, city), admission price and contact number to events@ folioweekly.com or click the link in our Happenings section at folioweekly.com. Listings are included on a spaceavailable basis.
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AMELIA ISLAND, FERNANDINA BEACH, YULEE (In Fernandina Beach unless otherwise noted.) THE BEECH STREET GRILL Fine dining in a casual atmosphere. The menu includes fresh local seafood, steaks and pasta dishes created with a variety of ethnic influences. Award-winning wine list. FB. L, Wed.-Fri.; D, nightly; Sun. brunch. 801 Beech St. 277-3662. $$$ BRETT’S WATERWAY CAFÉ F At the foot of Centre Street, the upscale restaurant overlooks the Harbor Marina. The menu includes daily specials, fresh Florida seafood and an extensive wine list. FB. L & D, daily. 1 S. Front St. 261-2660. $$$ BRIGHT MORNINGS The small café offers freshly baked goods. B & L daily. 105 S. Third St. 491-1771. $$ CAFÉ 4750 At the Italian kitchen and wine bar, Chef de Cuisine Garrett Gooch offers roasted sea bass, frutti di mare soup, clam linguini, panatela bruschetta and fresh gelatos. Dine indoors or on the terrace. FB. B, L & D, daily. The Ritz-Carlton, 4750 Amelia Island Pkwy., Amelia Island. 277-1100. $$$ CAFÉ KARIBO F Eclectic cuisine, served under the oaks in historic Fernandina, features sandwiches and chef’s specials. Alfresco dining. FB. L & D, Tue.-Sat.; L, Sun. & Mon. 27 N. Third St. 277-5269. $$ CHEZ LEZAN BAKERY F European-style breads, pastries, croissants, muffins and pies baked daily. 1014 Atlantic Ave. 491-4663. $ EIGHT Contemporary sports lounge offers burgers, sandwiches, wings and nachos. FB. D, Mon.-Fri.; L & D, Fri. & Sat. The RitzCarlton, 4750 Amelia Island Pkwy. , Amelia Island. 277-1100. $$ ESPAÑA RESTAURANT & TAPAS Traditional Spanish and Portuguese dishes, tapas and paella served in a cozy atmosphere. BW, CM. D nightly. 22 S. Fourth St. 261-7700. $$$ FERNANDELI F Classics with a Southern touch, like a onethird-pound devil dog, Reubens and pulled pork. Sandwiches and wraps built to order from fresh cold cuts, tuna, egg and turkey salads. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 17B S. Eighth St. 261-0008. $ GENERAL STORE F This store has a little bit of everything. Breakfast includes hot rope sausage, lunch features the Redneck Reuben. Deli meats, cheeses, chicken, fish, pizzas and pasta. BW. B, L & D, daily. 520 Centre St. 310-6080. $ GENNARO’S RISTORANTE ITALIANO F Southern Italian cuisine: pasta, gourmet ravioli, hand-tossed pizzas. Specialties are margharita pizza and shrimp feast. Bread is baked on-site. CM, BW. L & D, daily. 5 S. Second St., 261-9400. 5472 First Coast Highway, Amelia Island, 491-1999. $$ HAPPY TOMATO COURTYARD CAFE & BBQ Pulled pork sandwich, chicken salad and walnut chocolate chunk cookie, served in a laid-back atmosphere. BW. CM. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 7 S. Third St. 321-0707. $$ JACK & DIANE’S F Casual cafe offers steak & eggs, pancakes, Cajun scampi, etouffée, curry pizza, vegan black bean cakes, shrimp & grits, hand-carved steaks. FB. B, L & D, daily. 708 Centre St. 321-1444. $$ JOE’S 2ND STREET BISTRO Elegant island atmosphere. NY strip steak with sauces, Maine crab cakes, seafood fricassee and roast chicken penne pasta. BW. CM. D, nightly. 14 S. Second St. 321-2558. $$$ KABUKI JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI BAR F Teppanyaki masters create your meal; plus a 37-item sushi bar. BW. D, Tue.-Sun. Amelia Plaza. 277-8782. $$ KELLEY’S COURTYARD CAFE F She crab soup, salads, fried green tomatoes, sandwiches and wraps are served indoors or out on the patio. Vegetarian dishes are also offered. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 19 S. Third St. 432-8213. $ LULU’S AT THE THOMPSON HOUSE F An innovative lunch menu includes po’boys, salads and seafood “little plates” served in a historic house. Dinner features fresh local seafood (Fernandina shrimp every Thur.); nightly specials. BW. L & D, Tue.-Sat., brunch on Sun. Reservations recommended. 11 S. Seventh St. 432-8394. $$ MONTEGO BAY COFFEE CAFE Locally owned and operated, with specialty coffees, fruit smoothies. Dine in or hit the drivethru. B & L, Mon.-Sat. 463363 S.R. 200, Yulee. 225-3600. $ MOON RIVER PIZZA F Best of Jax 2010 winner. Northernstyle pizza by the pie or the slice. Choose from more than 20 toppings. Owner-selected wines and a large beer selection. BW. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 925 S. 14th St. 321-3400. $ THE MUSTARD SEED CAFE Organic eatery and juice bar. Extensive, eclectic menu featuring vegetarian and vegan items. Daily specials: local seafood, free-range chicken and fresh organic produce. Wraps, sandwiches, soups. CM. B & L, Mon.-Sat. 833 T.J. Courson Rd. 277-3141. $$ O’KANE’S IRISH PUB F Rustic, genuine Irish pub up front, eatery in back, featuring daily specials, fish-n-chips, and soups served in a sourdough bread bowl. FB. L & D, Mon.-Sun. 318 Centre St. 261-1000. $$
PEPPER’S MEXICAN GRILL & CANTINA F The family restaurant offers authentic Mexican cuisine. BW, CM. L & D, daily. 520 Centre St. 272-2011. $$ PICANTE GRILL ROTISSERIE BAR F Picante offers flavors of Peru and Latin America, served in a contemporary atmosphere. The menu includes authentic Peruvian cebiche and homestyle empanadas. BW, CM, TO. B, L & D daily. 464073 S.R. 200, Ste. 2, Yulee. 310-9222. $$ PLAE In Spa & Shops at Omni Amelia Island Plantation, the cozy venue offers an innovative and PLAEful dining experience. D, nightly. 277-2132. $$$ SALT, THE GRILL Best of Jax 2010 winner. Elegant dining featuring local seafood and produce, served in a contemporary coastal setting. FB. D, Tue.-Sat. The Ritz-Carlton, 4750 Amelia Island Pkwy., Amelia Island. 491-6746. $$$$ SANDOLLAR RESTAURANT & MARINA F Dine inside or on the deck. Snow crab legs, fresh fish, shellfish dishes. FB. L & D, daily. 9716 Heckscher Dr., Ft. George Island. 251-2449. $$ SLIDERS SEASIDE GRILL F Oceanfront dining; local seafood, shrimp, crab cakes, outdoor beachfront tiki & raw bar, covered deck and kids’ playground. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 1998 S. Fletcher Ave. 277-6652. $$ SNAPPER’S BAR & SEAFOOD GRILL The Amelia Island restaurant offers traditional bar-and-grill fare, including tacos, wraps, sandwiches, soups and burgers, as well as fish, shellfish and steaks. L & D, daily. FB, CM. 960062 Gateway Blvd. 491-6888. $$ THE SURF F Dine inside or on large oceanview deck. Steaks, fresh fish, shrimp and nightly specials. Late-night menu. FB. L & D, daily. 3199 S. Fletcher Ave. 261-5711. $$ T-RAY’S BURGER STATION F A favorite local spot; Best of Jax 2010 winner. Grilled or blackened fish sandwiches, homemade burgers. BW, TO. B & L, Mon.-Sat. 202 S. Eighth St. 261-6310. $ 29 SOUTH EATS F Part of historic Fernandina Beach’s downtown scene. Award-winning Chef Scotty serves traditional world cuisine with a modern twist. L, Tue.-Sat.; D, Mon.-Sat.; Sun. brunch. 29 S. Third St. 277-7919. $$
EAST COAST BUFFET F A 160+ item Chinese, Japanese, American and Italian buffet. Dine in, take out. FB. L & D, Mon.Sat.; Sun. brunch. 9569 Regency Sq. Blvd. N. 726-9888. $$ GOLDEN CORRAL See Mandarin. 9070 Merrill. 743-2662. $$ KABUTO JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI BAR Steak & shrimp, filet mignon & lobster, shrimp & scallops, a sushi bar, teppanyaki grill and traditional Japanese cuisine. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 10055 Atlantic Blvd. 724-8883. $$$ LA NOPALERA Best of Jax 2010 winner. See Intracoastal. 8818 Atlantic Blvd. 720-0106. $$ MEEHAN’S TAVERN F This Irish pub and restaurant serves beef and Guinness stew, Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, traditional lamb stew and jalapeño poppers, made fresh onsite, in a comfy atmosphere. Wifi, HDTVs, non-smoking. BW. L & D, Wed.-Sun. 9119 Merrill Rd., Ste. 5. 551-7076. $$ NERO’S CAFE F Nero’s serves traditional Italian fare, including seafood, veal, beef, chicken and pasta dishes. Weekly specials are lasagna, 2-for-1 pizza and AYCE spaghetti. CM, FB. L, Sun.; D, daily. 3607 University Blvd. N. 743-3141. $$ REGENCY ALE HOUSE & RAW BAR Generous portions and friendly service in a nautical atmosphere. Fresh fish, specialty pastas, fresh oysters and clams. BW. L & D, daily. 9541 Regency Square Blvd. S. 720-0551. $$ TREY’S DELI & GRILL F Fresh food served in a relaxed atmosphere. Burgers, Trey’s Reuben, deli sandwiches, pork, steaks, seafood, pies. Prime rib specials every Fri. night. CM, BW. L & D, Mon.-Fri. 2044 Rogero Rd. 744-3690. $$ UNIVERSITY DINERF The popular diner serves familiar breakfast fare and lunch items like meatloaf, burgers, sandwiches: wraps, BLTs, clubs, melts. Daily specials. BW. B & L, Sat. & Sun.; B, L & D, Mon.-Fri. 5959 Merrill Rd. 762-3433. $
BISCOTTIS F Best of Jax 2010 winner. Mozzarella bruschetta, Avondale pizza, sandwiches, espresso, cappuccino. Revolving daily specials. B, Tue.-Sun.; L & D, daily. 3556 St. Johns Ave. 387-2060. $$$ THE BLUE FISH RESTAURANT & OYSTER BAR Fresh seafood, steaks and more are served in a casual atmosphere. Halfportions are available. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 3551 St. Johns Ave., Shoppes of Avondale. 387-0700. $$$ BRICK RESTAURANT F Creative all-American fare like tuna tartare, seaweed salad and Kobe burger. Outside dining. FB. L & D, daily. 3585 St. Johns Ave. 387-0606. $$$ THE CASBAH F Best of Jax 2010 winner. Middle Eastern cuisine is served in a friendly atmosphere. BW. L & D, daily. 3628 St. Johns Ave. 981-9966. $$ ESPETO BRAZILIAN STEAK HOUSE F Gauchos carve the meat onto your plate from serving tables. FB. D, Tue.-Sun., closed Mon. 4000 St. Johns Ave., Ste. 40. 388-4884. $$$ THE FOX RESTAURANT F Best of Jax 2010 winner. The Fox has been a Jacksonville landmark for 50-plus years. Owners Ian & Mary Chase serve classic diner-style fare, homemade desserts. B & L daily. 3580 St. Johns Ave. 387-2669. $ GREEN MAN GOURMET Organic and natural products, spices, teas, salts, BW. Open daily. 3543 St. Johns Ave. 384-0002. $
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The staff at Thai Garden serves up authentic, traditional Thai favorites made from fresh ingredients, on Blanding Boulevard in Orange Park. MOJO NO. 4 F Best of Jax 2010 winner. See Beaches. 3572 St. Johns Ave. 381-6670. $$ ORSAY Best of Jax 2010 winner. The French/American bistro focuses on craftsmanship and service. FB. D, Tues.-Sat.; Brunch & D, Sun. 3630 Park St. 381-0909. $$$ TOM & BETTY’S F A Jacksonville tradition for more than 30 years, Tom & Betty’s serves hefty sandwiches with classic car themes, along with homemade-style dishes. CM, FB. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 4409 Roosevelt Blvd. 387-3311. $$ ’town F Owner Meghan Purcell and Executive Chef Scott Ostrander bring farm-to-table to Northeast Florida, offering American fare with an emphasis on sustainability. FB. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 3611 St. Johns Ave. 345-2596. $$
AL’S PIZZA F Best of Jax 2010 winner. See Beaches. 8060 Philips Hwy. 731-4300. $ BROADWAY RISTORANTE & PIZZERIA F Family-owned-andoperated New York-style pizzeria serves hand-tossed, brickoven-baked pizza, and traditional Italian dinners, wings, subs. Dine-in or delivered. CM, BW. L & D, daily. 10920 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 3. 519-8000. $$ CAFE CONFLUENCE F This European coffeehouse serves Italian specialty coffees and smoothies, along with paninis, salads and European chocolates. Outdoor dining. BW. L & D, Tue.-Sun. 8612 Baymeadows Rd. 733-7840. $ CHA-CHA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT F Owner Celso Alvarado offers authentic Mexican fare with 26 combo dinners and specialty dishes including chalupas, enchiladas, burritos. FB. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 9551 Baymeadows Rd. 737-9903. $$ CHICAGO PIZZA & SPORTS GRILLE F Chicago-style deepdish pizzas, hot dogs, Italian beef dishes from the Comastro family, serving authentic Windy City favorites for 25+ years. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 8206 Philips Hwy. 731-9797. $$ DEERWOOD DELI & DINER F The ’50s-style diner serves malts, shakes, Reubens, Cubans, burgers, and traditional breakfast items. CM. B & L, daily. 9934 Old Baymeadows Rd. 641-4877. $$ THE FIFTH ELEMENT F The first four elements are earth, water, air and fire — but here they prepare authentic Indian, South Indian and Indochinese dishes with artistic flair. Lunch buffet includes lamb, goat, chicken, tandoori and biryani items. CM. L & D, daily. 9485 Baymeadows Rd. 448-8265. $$ GATOR’S DOCKSIDE F See Orange Park. 8650 Baymeadows Rd. 448-0500. $$ INDIA RESTAURANT F Best of Jax 2010 winner. Extensive menu of entrées, clay-oven grilled Tandoori specialties and chicken tandoor, fish, seafood and korma. L, Mon.-Sat., D, daily. 9802 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 8. 620-0777. $$ LARRY’S GIANT SUBS F With locations all over Northeast Florida, Larry’s piles subs up with fresh fixins and serves ’em fast. Some Larry’s Subs offer B & W and/or serve breakfast. CM. L & D, daily. 3928 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 9 (Goodby’s Creek), 737-7740; 8616 Baymeadows Rd. 739-2498. larryssubs.com $ LEMONGRASS F Upscale Thai cuisine in a metropolitan atmosphere. Chef Aphayasane’s innovative creations include roast duckling and fried snapper. BW. R. L, Mon.-Fri.; D, Mon.Sat. 9846 Old Baymeadows Rd. 645-9911. $$ MANDALOUN MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE F This Lebanese restaurant offers authentic Mediterranean cuisine: lahm meshwe, kafta khoshkhas and baked filet of red snapper. CM,
FB. L & D, daily. 9862 Old Baymeadows Rd. 646-1881. $$ NATIVE SUN NATURAL FOODS MARKET F Best of Jax 2010 winner. The organic supermarket offers a full deli and a hot bar with fresh soups, quesadillas, rotisserie chicken and vegan sushi, as well as a fresh juice and smoothie bar. 11030 Baymeadows Rd. 260-2791. $ OMAHA STEAKHOUSE Center-cut beef, fresh seafood and sandwiches served in an English tavern atmosphere. The signature dish is a 16-ounce bone-in ribeye. Desserts include crème brûlée. FB. L & D, daily. 9300 Baymeadows Rd., Embassy Suites Hotel. 739-6633. $$ ORANGE TREE HOT DOGS F The menu includes hot dogs with slaw, chili cheese, sauerkraut; and small pizzas. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 8380 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 4. 733-0588. orangetreehotdogs.com $ PATTAYA THAI GRILLE F Traditional Thai and vegetarian items and a 40-plus item vegetarian menu served in a contemporary atmosphere. B/W. L & D, Tue.-Sun. 9551 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 1. 646-9506. $$ PIZZA PALACE F See San Marco. 3928 Baymeadows Rd. 527-8649. $$ STICKY FINGERS F Memphis-style rib house specializes in barbecue ribs served several ways. FB. L & D, daily. 8129 Point Meadows Way. 493-7427. $$ UDIPI CAFE Authentic South Indian vegetarian cuisine. L & D, Tue.-Fri. 8642 Baymeadows Rd. 402-8084. $ VINO’S PIZZA F See Julington. L & D, daily. 9910 Old Baymeadows Rd. 641-7171. $
(In Jax Beach unless otherwise noted.) A LA CARTE Authentic New England fare like Maine lobster rolls, fried Ipswich clams, crab or clam cake sandwich, fried shrimp basket, haddock sandwich, clam chowdah, birch beer and blueberry soda. Dine inside or on the deck. TO. L, Fri.-Tue. 331 First Ave. N. 241-2005. $$ AL’S PIZZA F Serving hand-tossed gourmet pizzas, calzones and Italian entrees for more than 21 years. Voted Best Pizza by Folio Weekly readers from 1996-2010. BW. L & D, daily. 303 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach. 249-0002. $ ANGIE’S SUBS F Best of Jax 2010 winner. Subs are madeto-order fresh. Serious casual. Wicked good iced tea. 1436 Beach Blvd. 246-2519. $ BEACH BUDS CHICKEN F The family-owned place serves marinated fried or baked chicken: family meals (kids like Peruvian nuggets), giant tenders, in box lunches and as MiniMe sandwiches, along with gizzards, livers, 15 sides and fried or blackened shrimp, fish, conch fritters, deviled crabs. TO. L & D, daily. 1289 Penman Road. 247-2828. $ BEACHSIDE SEAFOOD RESTAURANT & MARKET F The full fresh seafood market serves seafood baskets, fish tacos, oyster baskets and Philly cheesesteaks. Dine indoors or outside. Beach delivery. CM, BW. L & D, daily. 120 S. Third St. 444-8862. $$ BLUES ROCK CAFE This blues rock venue offers an oceanfront dining experience, featuring an all-American menu, including crab cakes and wings, served in a relaxed atmosphere in the heart of the Beaches. L & D, daily. CM, FB. 831 N. First St. 249-0007. $$ BONGIORNO’S PHILLY STEAK SHOP F South Philly’s Bongiorno clan imports Amoroso rolls for Real Deal cheesesteak, Original Gobbler, clubs, wraps, burgers, dogs. BW, CM. L
& D, daily. 2294 Mayport Rd., Atlantic Beach. 246-3278. $$ BONO’S PIT BAR-B-Q F Baby back ribs, fried corn, sweet potatoes. BW. L & D, daily. 1307 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach. 270-2666. 1266 S. Third St. 249-8704. bonosbarbq.com $ THE BRASSERIE & BAR French/European-style bistro and bar offers coq au vin, French onion soup, fritto misto, Moroccan-style lamb shank. FB. D, Tue.-Sun. 1312 Beach Blvd. 249-5800. $$$ BUDDHA’S BELLY F Authentic Thai dishes made with fresh ingredients using tried-and-true recipes. FB, TO. L & D, daily. 301 10th Ave. N. 372-9149. $$ BURRITO GALLERY EXPRESS F Best of Jax 2010 winner. The Gallery’s kid sister at the beach each is mostly take-out; same great chow, fast service. 1333 Third St. N. 242-8226. $ CAMPECHE BAY CANTINA F Homemade-style Mexican items are fajitas, enchiladas and fried ice cream, plus margaritas. FB. D, nightly. 127 First Ave. N. 249-3322. $$ CARIBBEE KEY F Best of Jax 2010 winner. The islandthemed menu of tasty Ameri-Caribbean cuisine includes seafood, steaks and sandwiches. Open-air deck bar upstairs; outdoor dining downstairs. FB. L & D, daily. 100 N. First St., Neptune Beach. 270-8940. $$ CASA MARIA F See Springfield. 2429 S. 3rd St. 372-9000. $ CHICAGO PIZZA & SPORTS GRILLE F See Baymeadows. 320 N. First St. 270-8565. $$ COPPER TOP SOUTHERN AMERICAN CUISINE F (Formerly The Homestead) The menu features Southern favorites like fried chicken, collards, biscuits and cornbread, as well as fresh seafood, steaks, burgers and chops, served in a family atmosphere inside a cozy log cabin. CM, FB. Sunday brunch; L & D, Tue.-Sun. 1712 Beach Blvd. 249-4776. $$ CRAB CAKE FACTORY JAX F Chef Kahn Vongdara presents an innovative menu of seafood dishes and seasonal favorites. FB. L & D daily. The Factory’s Ashley Hayek is a 2010 Best of Jax winner for Best Bartender. 1396 Beach Blvd., Beach Plaza. 247-9880. $$ CRUISERS GRILL F Best of Jax 2010 winner, serving burgers, sandwiches, nachos, tacos, quesadillas and cheese fries. 319 23rd Ave. S. 270-0356. $ CULHANE’S IRISH PUB Four Culhane sisters own and operate the authentic Irish pub, featuring Guy Fieri’s (“Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives”) fave items — Guinness stew, lamb sliders and fish pie. L, Fri.-Sun.; D, Tue.-Sun.; weekend brunch. FB, CM. 967 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach. 249-9595. $$ CYCLONES TEX-MEX CANTINAF This new place offers freshly made Tex-Mex favorites, including fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, burritos, tamales and taco salad. Lunch combos include Mexican rice and beans. FB. L & D, daily. 1222 Third St. S. 694-0488. $$ DICK’S WINGSF This NASCAR-themed place serves 365 varieties of wings. The menu also features half-pound burgers, ribs and salads. BW, TO. L & D daily. 2010 Best of Jax winner for Best Chicken Wings. 2434 Mayport Road, Atlantic Beach, 372-0298. 311 N. Third St., 853-5004. $ DWIGHT’S The Mediterranean-style bistro features fresh local seafood, filet mignon, mixed grill and an extensive wine list. D, Tue.-Sat. 1527 Penman Rd. 241-4496. $$$$ ENGINE 15 BREWING COMPANY F This Jax Beach restaurant serves gastropub fare like soups, salads, flatbreads and specialty sandwiches, including BarBe-Cuban and beer dip. Daily specials, too. CM, BW. L & D, Tue.-Sun. 1500 Beach Blvd., Ste. 217. 249-2337. $ EUROPEAN STREET F See San Marco. 992 Beach Blvd. 249-3001. $ FIONN MacCOOL’S IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT Casual dining with uptown Irish flair, including fish and chips, Guinness beef stew and black-and-tan brownies. FB, CM. L & D, daily. 333 N. First St. 242-9499. $$ THE FISH COMPANY F Fresh, local seafood is served, including Mayport shrimp, fish baskets, grilled tuna and an oyster bar. L & D, daily. CM, FB. 725 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 12, Atlantic Beach. 246-0123. $$ HALA SANDWICH SHOP & BAKERY Authentic Middle Eastern favorites include gyros, shwarma, pita bread, made fresh daily. BW. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 1451 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach. 249-2212. $$ HOT DOG HUT F Best of Jax 2010 winner. All-beef hot dogs, sausages, hamburgers, crab cakes, beer-battered onion rings and French fries. B. L, daily. 1439 Third St. S. 247-8886. $ ICHIBAN F Three dining areas: teppan or hibachi tables (watch a chef prepare your food), a sushi bar and Westernstyle seating offering tempura and teriyaki. FB, Japanese plum wine. L & D, daily. 675 N. Third St. 247-4688. $$ IGUANA’S CANTINA This new Mexican place offers traditional favorites at moderate prices. CM, FB. Free Wifi and outdoor dining. L & D, daily. 1266 Beach Blvd. 853-6356. $$ LYNCH’S IRISH PUB Best of Jax 2010 winner. The full-service restaurant offers corned beef and cabbage, Shepherd’s pie and fish-n-chips. 30+ beers on tap. FB. L, Sat. & Sun., D, daily. 514 N. First St. 249-5181. $$ MELLOW MUSHROOM PIZZA BAKERS F Best of Jax 2010 winner. See St. Johns Town Center. 1080 Third St. N. 241-5600. $ MEZZA LUNA RISTORANTE F A Beaches tradition for 20+ years. Favorites are Szechwan ahi tuna, lasagna Bolognese and wood-fired pizza. Inside or patio. Extensive wine list. CM, FB. D, Mon.-Sat. 110 First St., Neptune Beach. 249-5573. $$$ MOJO KITCHEN BBQ PIT & BLUES BAR F Best of Jax 2010
winner. Traditional slow-cooked Southern barbecue served in a blues bar atmosphere. Favorites are pulled pork, Texas brisket and slow-cooked ribs. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 1500 Beach Blvd. 247-6636. $$ MONKEY’S UNCLE TAVERN F For 25 years, Monkey’s has served pub grub, burgers, sandwiches, seafood and wings. Dine inside or out on the patio. FB. L & D, daily. 1850 S. Third St. 246-1070. $ NORTH BEACH BISTRO Casual dining with an elegant touch, like slow-cooked veal osso buco; calypso crusted mahi mahi with spiced plantain chips. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 725 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 6, Atlantic Beach. 372-4105. $$$ OCEAN 60 Best of Jax 2010 winner. A prix fixe menu is offered. Continental cuisine, with fresh seafood, nightly specials and a changing seasonal menu. Dine in a formal dining room or casual Martini Room. D, Mon.-Sat. 60 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach. 247-0060. $$$ PACO’S MEXICAN GRILL Serving Baja-style Mexican cuisine, featuring carne asada, tacos, burritos, fish tacos and shrimp burritos. CM, FB. B, L & D, daily. 333 First St. N. 208-5097. $ PARSONS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT F The family-style restaurant has an outdoor patio and an extensive menu, including the mariner’s platter and the Original Dreamboat. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 904 Sixth Ave. S. 249-0608. $$ THE PIER RESTAURANT This new oceanfront restaurant offers fresh, local fare served on two floors — upstairs, it’s Chef’s Menu, with stuffed flounder, pork tenderloin and appetizers. The downstairs bar and patio offer casual dinner items and daily drink specials. CM, FB. D, daily; L & D, weekends; brunch, Sun. 412 First St. N. 246-6454. $$ PHILLY’S FINEST F Authentic Philly-style cheesesteaks are made with imported Amorosa rolls. Hoagies, wings and pizza ... cold beer, too. FB. L & D, daily. 1527 N. Third St. 241-7188. $$ RAGTIME TAVERN SEAFOOD GRILL F The Beaches landmark serves grilled seafood with a Cajun/Creole accent. Hand-crafted cold beer. FB. L & D, daily. 207 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach. 241-7877. $$ SALT LIFE FOOD SHACK An array of specialty menu items, including signature tuna poke bowl, fresh rolled sushi, Ensenada tacos and local fried shrimp, in a casual, trendy open-air space. FB, TO, CM. L & D, daily. 1018 Third St. N. 372-4456. $$ SNEAKERS SPORTS GRILLE F Best of Jax 2010 winner. 111 Beach Blvd. 482-1000. $$ SUN DOG STEAK & SEAFOOD F Eclectic American fare, art deco décor with an authentic diner feel. FB. L & D, daily; Sun. brunch. 207 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach. 241-8221. $$ TACOLU BAJA MEXICANA F Best of Jax 2010 winner. Fresh, Baja-style Mexican fare, with a focus on fish tacos and tequila, as well as fried cheese, bangin’ shrimp and verde chicken tacos. L & D, Tue.-Sun. 1183 Beach Blvd. 249-8226. $$ THAI ROOM RESTAURANT F Best of Jax 2010 winner. Dine in an intimate setting as Chef Thepsouvanh prepares Thai cuisine like crispy duck or pan-seared Chilean sea bass. BW. L, Mon.-Fri. D, Mon.-Sat. 1286 S. Third St. 249-8444. $$$ TWO DUDES SEAFOOD PLACE F Up-to-the-minute-fresh Mayport seafood, like shrimp, scallops, snapper and oysters in sandwiches or baskets, grilled, blackened or fried. B, TO. L & D daily. 22 Seminole Rd., Atlantic Beach. 246-2000. $ THE WINE BAR The casual neighborhood place has a tapasstyle menu, fire-baked flatbreads and a wine selection. Tue.Sun. 320 N. First St. 372-0211. $$
(The Jacksonville Landing venues are at 2 Independent Drive) ADAMS STREET DELI & GRILL The lunch spot serves wraps, including grilled chicken, and salads, including Greek salad. L, Mon.-Fri. 126 W. Adams St. 475-1400. $$ BURRITO GALLERY & BAR F Best of Jax 2010 winner. Southwest cuisine, traditional American salads. Burritos and more burritos. Onsite art gallery. FB. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 21 E. Adams St. 598-2922. $ CAFÉ NOLA AT MOCA JAX On the first floor of Museum of Contemporary Art, Cafe Nola serves shrimp and grits, gourmet sandwiches, fresh fish tacos, homemade desserts. FB. L, Mon.-Fri.; D, Thur. 333 N. Laura St. 366-6911 ext. 231. $$ CHICAGO PIZZA & SPORTS GRILLE F See Baymeadows. The Jacksonville Landing. 354-7747. $$$ CITY HALL PUB A sports bar vibe: 16 big-screen HDTVs. Angus burgers, dogs, sandwiches, AYCE wings buffet. FB. Free downtown area lunch delivery. L & D, daily. 234 Randolph Blvd. 356-6750. $$ DE REAL TING CAFE F The popular restaurant offers a Caribbean lunch buffet Tue.-Fri. FB. L & D, Tue.-Sun. 128 W. Adams St. 633-9738. $ INDOCHINE Serving Thai and Southeast Asian cuisine in the core of downtown. Signature dishes include favorites like chicken Satay, soft shell crab, and mango and sticky rice for dessert. BW, FB, TO. L, Mon.-Fri., D, Tue.-Sat. 21 E. Adams St. 598-5303. $$ JENKINS QUALITY BARBECUE Family-owned-and-operated. Jenkins offers beef, pork, chicken, homemade desserts. L & D, daily. 830 N. Pearl St. 353-6388. $ JULIETTE’S & J-BAR Serving dinner before (or dessert after) a show. Breakfast buffet. J-Bar serves bistro-inspired small plates. FB. Daily. Omni Hotel, 245 W. Water St. 355-6664. $$$ KOJA SUSHIF Sushi, Japanese, Asian and Korean cuisine.
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CHICAGO PIZZA & SPORTS GRILLE F See Baymeadows. 406 Old Hard Road, Ste. 106. 213-7779. $$ GRASSROOTS NATURAL MARKET F See Riverside. B, L & D, Mon.-Sat.; L, Sun. 1915 East West Pkwy., 541-0009. $ HONEY B’S CAFE Breakfast includes omelets, pancakes, French toast. Lunch offers entrée salads, quiches, build-yourown burgers. Peanut butter pie is a favorite. Tea parties every Sat. B & L, daily. 3535 U.S. 17, Ste. 8. 264-7325. $$ LA NOPALERA F Best of Jax 2010 winner. See Intracoastal. 1571 C.R. 220, Ste. 100. 215-2223. $ MELLOW MUSHROOM PIZZA BAKERS F Best of Jax 2010 winner. See St. Johns Town Center. 1800 Town Center Pkwy. 541-1999. $ MOJO SMOKEHOUSE F Best of Jax 2010 winner. FB. L & D, daily. 1810 Town Ctr. Blvd. 264-0636. $$ WHITEY’S FISH CAMP F The renowned seafood place, familyowned since 1963, specializes in AYCE freshwater catfish. Also steaks, pastas. Outdoor waterfront dining. Come by car, boat or bike. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 2032 C.R. 220. 269-4198. $
AL’S PIZZA F Best of Jax 2010 winner. See Beaches. 14286 Beach Blvd. (at San Pablo Rd.) 223-0991. $ BRUCCI’S PIZZA, PASTA, PANINIS F Brucci’s offers authentic New York-style pizza, Italian pastas and desserts in a family atmosphere. CM, BW. L & D, daily. 13500 Beach Blvd., Ste. 36. 223-6913. $ CLIFF’S ROCKIN’ BAR-N-GRILL F Cliff’s features 8-ounce burgers, wings, steak, seafood, homemade pizza and daily specials. FB. L & D, daily. Smoking permitted. 3033 Monument Rd., Ste. 2, Cobblestone Plaza. 645-5162. $$ GOLDEN CORRAL See Mandarin. 14035 Beach Blvd. 992-9294. $$ ISTANBUL MEDITERRANEAN & ITALIAN CUISINE F A varied menu offers European cuisine including lamb, beef and chicken dishes, as well as pizza and wraps. BW. L & D, daily. 13170 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 26. 220-9192. $$ JERRY’S SPORTS GRILLE & STEAKHOUSE F The menu includes wings, hamburgers, Ahi tuna and handcut steaks. CM, FB. Daily. 13170 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 22. 220-6766. $ LA NOPALERA F Best of Jax 2010 winner. Family-ownedand-operated, serving authentic Mexican cuisine, like tamales, fajitas, pork tacos, in a casual family atmosphere. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 14333 Beach Blvd. 992-1666. $ MILANO’S RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA Homemade Italian cuisine, breads, pizzas, calzones and specialty dishes. BW, CM. L & D, daily. 12620 Beach Blvd., Ste. 4. 646-9119. $$ THAI ORCHID F The restaurant serves authentic Thai cuisine made with fresh ingredients, including pad Thai, Thai curry dishes and rice dishes. BW. L & D, daily. 12620 Beach Blvd., Ste. 4. 683-1286. $$ TIME OUT SPORTS GRILL F Wings, gourmet pizza, fresh seafood and specialty wraps. FB. D, Mon.-Fri.; L & D, Sat. & Sun. 13799 Beach Blvd., Ste. 5. 223-6999. $$ TKO’S THAI HUT F The menu offers Thai fusion dishes, curry dishes, chef’s specials, healthy options and sushi. Dine inside or on the covered patio. FB. L & D, daily. 13500 Beach Blvd., Ste. 46. 647-7546. $$ ZAITOON MEDITERRANEAN GRILL Traditional Mediterranean family recipes blend in Spanish, French, Italian and Middle Eastern inspired dishes. L & D, Tue.-Sun. 13475 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 40, Harbour Village. 221-7066. $$
JULINGTON, NW ST. JOHNS
BLACKSTONE GRILLE The menu blends flavors from a variety of cultures and influences for modern American fusion cuisine, served in a bistro-style setting. FB. L & D, Mon.-Fri., D, Sat.; Sun. brunch. 112 Bartram Oaks Walk, Ste. 102. 287-0766. $$$ BRUCCI’S PIZZA F See Intracoastal. 540 S.R. 13, Ste. 10, Fruit Cove. 287-8317. $$ HAPPY OURS SPORTS GRILLE F Wings, big salads, burgers, wraps and sandwiches. Sports events on HDTVs. CM, FB. 116 Bartram Oaks Walk, Ste. 101. 683-1964. $ PIZZA PALACE F See San Marco. 116 Bartram Oaks Walk. 230-2171. $ VINO’S PIZZA Vino’s Pizza – with four Jacksonville locations – makes all their Italian and American dishes with fresh ingredients. L & D, daily. 605 S.R. 13, Ste. 103. 230-6966. $ WAKAME JAPANESE & THAI CUISINE F The fine dining
restaurant offers authentic Japanese and Thai cuisine, including a full sushi menu, curries and pad dishes. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 104 Bartram Oaks Walk, Ste. 108. 230-6688. $$
AL’S PIZZA F Best of Jax 2010 winner. See Beaches. 11190 San Jose Blvd. 260-4115. $ AW SHUCKS F This seafood place features an oyster bar, steaks, seafood, wings and pasta. Favorites are ahi tuna, shrimp & grits, oysters Rockefeller, pitas and kabobs. Sweet potato puffs are the signature side. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 9743 Old St. Augustine Rd. 240-0368. $$ THE BLUE CRAB CRABHOUSE F A Maryland-style crabhouse featuring fresh blue crabs, garlic crabs, and king, snow and Dungeness crab legs. FB, CM. D, Tue.-Sat.; L & D, Sun. 3057 Julington Creek Rd. 260-2722. $$ BROOKLYN PIZZA F The traditional pizzeria serves New York-style pizza, specialty pies, and subs, strombolis and calzones. BW. L & D, daily. 11406 San Jose Blvd. 288-9211. 13820 St. Augustine Rd. 880-0020. $ CASA MARIA F See Springfield. L & D, daily. 14965 Old St. Augustine Rd. 619-8186. $$ CLARK’S FISH CAMP F Best of Jax 2010 winner. Clark’s has steak, ribs, AYCE catfish dinners, 3-pound prime rib. Dine in, out or in a creek-view glass-enclosed room. FB. D, Mon.-Fri.; L & D, Sat. & Sun. 12903 Hood Landing Rd. 268-3474. $$ DON JUAN’S RESTAURANT F Authentic Mexican dishes prepared daily from scratch, served in a casual atmosphere. FB, CM. L & D, daily. 12373 San Jose Blvd. 268-8722. $$ GIGI’S RESTAURANT Breakfast buffet daily, lunch buffet weekdays. The Comedy Zone (Best of Jax 2010 winner) has an appetizer menu. FB. B, L & D, daily. I-295 & San Jose Blvd. (Ramada Inn). 268-8080. $$ (Fri. & Sat. buffet, $$$) GOLDEN CORRAL Family-friendly place offers a legendary buffet featuring a variety of familiar favorites as well as new items. B, L & D, daily. 11470 San Jose Blvd. 886-9699. $$ HALA CAFE & BAKERY F See Southside. 9735 Old St. Augustine Rd. 288-8890. $$ HARMONIOUS MONKS The American-style steakhouse features a 9-oz. choice Angus center-cut filet topped with gorgonzola shiitake mushroom cream sauce, 8-oz. gourmet burgers, fall-off-the-bone ribs, wraps, sandwiches. FB. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 10550 Old St. Augustine Rd., Ste. 30. 880-3040. $$ KOBE JAPANESE RESTAURANT The fusion-style sushi restaurant offers oyster shooters, kobe beef shabu-shabu, Chilean sea bass and filet mignon. BW & sake. L & D, daily. 11362 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 8. 288-7999. $$ LET’S NOSH F The authentic Jewish deli offers a full breakfast, lunch, brunch and full-service deli counter. Real New York water bagels, bread baked on site and desserts. CM. B & L, daily. 9850 San Jose Blvd. 683-8346. $ MAMA FU’S ASIAN HOUSE MSG-free pan-Asian cuisine prepared to order in woks using fresh ingredients. Authentic Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and Thai dishes. BW, CM. L & D, daily. 11105 San Jose Blvd. 260-1727. $$ MANDARIN ALE HOUSE Laid-back atmosphere; 30-plus beers on tap. FB. L & D, daily. 11112 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 19. 292-0003. $$ METRO DINER F See San Marco. 12807 San Jose Blvd. 638-6185. $$ NATIVE SUN NATURAL FOODS MARKET F Best of Jax 2010 winner. Organic supermarket with full deli and salad bar serving wraps, quesadillas, chopped salads, vegetarian dishes. Fresh juice and smoothie bar. Indoor and outdoor seating. Mon.-Sat. 10000 San Jose Blvd. 260-6950. $ PICASSO’S PIZZERIA F Specializes in hand-tossed gourmet pizza, calzones, homemade New York-style cheesecake and handmade pasta. Fresh local seafood and steaks. BW, CM, TO. L & D daily. 10503 San Jose Blvd. 880-0811. $$ SIMPLE FAIRE F Breakfast and lunch favorites, featuring Boar’s Head meats and cheeses served on fresh bread. Daily specials. B & L, Mon.-Fri. 3020 Hartley Rd. 683-2542. $$ TANK’S FAMILY BAR-B-Q Owned and operated by the Tankersley family, this barbecue place offers made-fromscratch Southern-style fare, featuring their own sauces. CM, BW. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 11701 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 23. 351-8265. $$ VINO’S PIZZA F See Julington. L & D, daily. 4268 Oldfield Crossing Dr. 268-6660. $ WHOLE FOODS MARKET F 100+ prepared items at a fullservice and self-service hot bar, soup bar, dessert bar. Madeto-order Italian specialties from a brick oven pizza hearth. L & D, daily. 10601 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 22. 288-1100. $$
ARON’S PIZZA F This family-owned restaurant offers eggplant dishes, manicotti and New York-style pizza. BW, CM, TO. L & D daily. 650 Park Ave. 269-1007. $$ BLU TAVERN F This restaurant, serving global cuisine, has an upscale feel with a casual atmosphere. Favorites include bread pudding and specialty appetizers. Blu also serves pasta dishes, burgers, seafood, pork, beef and steaks. CM, FB. L & D, daily; B, Sat. & Sun. only. 1635 Wells Rd. 644-7731. $$ GATOR’S DOCKSIDE F For 18-plus years, the sports-themed family restaurant has served wings, ribs, entrees, sandwiches. FB. L & D, daily. 9680 Argyle Forest Blvd. 425-6466. $$ GOLDEN CORRAL See Mandarin. 582 Blanding Blvd.
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Indoor and outdoor dining and bar. FB. L & D, daily. The Jacksonville Landing. 350-9911. $$ OLIO MARKET F The newest addition to the downtown scene offers freshly prepared sandwiches, salads, soups and entrées in an open contemporary environment. Located at the bottom of the Churchwell Lofts building, Olio partners eclectic tastes with Old World ambiance in the casual renovated space. L, Mon.-Fri.; late nite for Art Walk. 301 E. Bay St. 356-7100. $$ THE SKYLINE DINING & CONFERENCE CENTER Weekday lunch includes salad bar, hot meals and a carving station. L, Mon.-Fri.; L, Sun. upon request. FB. 50 N. Laura St., Ste. 3550. 791-9797. $$ ZODIAC GRILLF Serving Mediterranean cuisine and American favorites, with a popular lunch buffet. FB. L & D, daily. 120 W. Adams St. 354-8283. $
Brooklyn Pizza is a traditional pizzeria serving New York-style pies, as well as subs, strombolis and calzones, on San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin. 272-0755. $$ THE HILLTOP CLUB She-crab soup, scallops, prime beef, wagyu beef, chicken Florentine, stuffed grouper. Chef Nick’s salmon is a favorite. FB. D, Tue.-Sat. 2030 Wells Rd. 272-5959. $$ JOEY MOZARELLAS This Italian restaurant’s specialty is a 24-slice pizza: 18”x26” of fresh ingredients and sauces made daily. CM, TO. L & D, daily. 930 Blanding Blvd. 579-4748. $$ PASTA MARKET & CLAM BAR F This family-owned-andoperated restaurant offers gourmet pizzas, veal, chicken, mussels, shrimp, grouper and (of course) pastas: spaghetti, fettuccine, lasagna, ziti, calzones, linguini, tortellini, ravioli, all made with fresh ingredients, homemade-style. Daily specials. CM, BW, sangria. 1930 Kingsley Ave. 276-9551. D, nightly. $$ POMPEII COAL-FIRED PIZZA F Pizzas are baked in coal-fired ovens. Popular pizzas include Health Choice and Mozzarella. Coal-fired sandwiches and wings, too. BW. L & D, daily. 2134 Park Ave. 264-6116. $$ THE ROADHOUSE F Burgers, wings, deli sandwiches and popular lunches are served. FB. L & D, daily. 231 Blanding Blvd. 264-0611. $ THAI GARDEN F Traditional Thai cuisine made with fresh ingredients, served in a relaxed atmosphere. Curry dishes and specialty selections with authentic Thai flavors. BW. L, Mon.Fri.; D, nightly. 10 Blanding Blvd., Ste. A. 272-8434. $$
PONTE VEDRA, NE ST. JOHNS
AL’S PIZZA F Homemade breads, pizza, white pizza, Homemade breads, pizza, white pizza, calzones and Italian entrees. Voted Best Pizza in Jax by Folio Weekly readers from 1996-2010. BW. L & D, daily. 635 A1A. 543-1494. $ AQUA GRILL Upscale cuisine includes fresh seafood, Angus steaks, Maine lobster and vegetarian dishes. Outdoor patio seating. FB. L, Mon.-Sat.; D, nightly. 950 Sawgrass Village Dr. 285-3017. $$$ BRUCCI’S PIZZA F Authentic New York-style pizza, Italian pastas, paninis, desserts. Family atmosphere. CM. L & D, daily. 880 A1A, Ste. 8. 280-7677. $$ CAFFE ANDIAMO Traditional Italian cuisine features fresh seafood, veal, homemade pastas and wood-fired pizza prepared in a copper clad oven. An extensive wine list is offered in a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Dine indoors or Out on the terrace. L & D, daily. 500 Sawgrass Village. 280-2299. $$$ LULU’S WATERFRONT GRILLE F On the Intracoastal Waterway, LuLu’s can be reached by car or by boat. Seafood, steaks and pasta dishes with a sophisticated flair. FB. L & D, daily; Sun. brunch. 301 N. Roscoe Blvd. 285-0139. $$ NINETEEN AT TPC SAWGRASS In Sawgrass’ Tournament Players Club, Nineteen features more than 230 wines and freshly prepared American and Continental cuisine, including local seafood, served inside or al fresco on the verandah. L & D, daily. 110 Championship Way. 273-3235. $$$ PUSSER’S BAR & GRILLE F Freshly prepared Caribbean cuisine, including red snapper Ponte Vedra Jamaican grilled pork ribs and barbecued salmon tower. Tropical rum drinks
feature Pusser’s Painkiller. FB. L & D, daily. 816 A1A N., Ste. 100. 280-7766. L, $$; D, $$ RESTAURANT MEDURE Chef Matthew Medure offers his eclectic cuisine featuring local and imported seafood with Southern and Asian influences. F/B. D, Mon.-Sat. 818 A1A N. 543-3797. $$$ RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE Best of Jax 2010 winner. See San Marco. 8141 A1A. 285-0014. $$$$ 619 OCEAN VIEW Dining with a Mediterranean touch, featuring fresh seafood, steaks and nightly specials. FB, CM. D, Wed.-Sun. 619 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Cabana Beach Club. 285-6198. $$$ URBAN FLATS Ancient world-style flatbread is paired with fresh regional and seasonal ingredients in wraps, flatwiches and entrées, served in a casual, urban atmosphere. An international wine list is offered. FB. L & D, daily. 330 A1A N. 280-5515. $$
RIVERSIDE, 5 POINTS, WESTSIDE
AJ’S ON PARK STREET F AJ’s is a casual barbecue spot serving smoked St. Louis-style ribs, pulled pork, smoked brisket, seafood and dishes made with a Latin touch. L & D, Mon.-Fri. 630 Park St. 359-0035. $$ AL’S PIZZA F Best of Jax 2010 winner. See Beaches. 1620 Margaret St. 388-8384. $ BAKERY MODERNE F The neighborhood bakery offers classic pastries, artisanal breads, seasonal favorites, all made from scratch, including popular petit fours and custom cakes. B & L, daily. 869 Stockton St., Ste. 6, Riverside. 389-7117. $ CARMINE’S PIE HOUSE F The Italian eatery serves pizza by the slice, gourmet pizzas, appetizers, classic Italian dishes — calzone, stromboli, subs, panini — wings, and microbrews in a casual atmosphere. BW, CM, TO. 2677 Forbes St. 387-1400. $$ COOL MOOSE F Classic sandwiches, eclectic wraps and desserts. An extensive gourmet coffee menu with Green Mountain coffees and frozen coffee drinks. B & L, daily. Brunch, Sun. 2708 Park St. 381-4242. $ CROSS CREEK See Springfield. 850 S. Lane Ave. 783-9579. $$ EUROPEAN STREET CAFÉ F See San Marco. 2753 Park St. 384-9999. $ GATOR’S DOCKSIDE F See Orange Park. 6677 103rd St., Westside, 777-6135. $$ GRASSROOTS NATURAL MARKET F A deli, organic and natural grocery, and juice & smoothie bar offers teas, coffees, gourmet cheeses; natural, organic and raw items. Grab-andgo sandwiches, salads and sides. Craft beers, organic wines. B, L & D, Mon.-Sat.; L, Sun. 2007 Park St. 384-4474. $ HJ’S BAR & GRILL Traditional American fare: burgers, sandwiches, wraps and platters of ribs, shrimp and fish. CM, FB. L & D, Sat. & Sun., D, Mon.-Fri. 8540 Argyle Forest Blvd., Ste. 1. 317-2783. $$ HOVAN MEDITERRANEAN GOURMET F Dine inside or on the patio. Mediterranean entrées include lamb, and beef gyros. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 2005-1 Park St. 381-9394. $ JACKSONS GRILL The locally owned spot’s original menu has fried pickle chips, Rockin’ Ranch burgers, gumbo, sandwiches. BW, TO. B, L & D, daily. 1522 King St. 384-8984. $$ JOHNNY’S DELI & GRILL F A Riverside tradition, serving 60+ fresh deli and grill items, including hot sandwiches. L, Mon.-
Fri. 474 Riverside Ave. 356-8055. $ MONROE’S SMOKEHOUSE BBQ Smoked meats include wings, pulled pork, brisket, turkey and ribs. Homemade-style sides include green beans, baked beans, red cole slaw, collards. BW, CM. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 4838 Highway Ave., 389-5551. $$ MOON RIVER PIZZA F Best of Jax 2010 winner. See Amelia Island. 1176 Edgewood Ave. S. 389-4442. $ MOSSFIRE GRILL F Southwestern menu with ahi tuna tacos, goat cheese enchiladas and gouda quesadillas. Dine inside or on the patio. FB. L & D, daily. 1537 Margaret St. 355-4434. $$ O’BROTHERS IRISH PUB F Innovative Irish fare and traditional faves are offered, like lambburger with Stilton crust, Guinness mac & cheese, Shepherd’s pie and fish-n-chips — plus 18 beers on tap. L, daily except Mon.; D, daily. CM, FB. 1521 Margaret St. 854-9300. $$ PERARD’S PIZZA & ITALIAN CUISINE F Traditional Italian fare is prepared with fresh sauces and dough made from scratch daily, along with a large selection of gourmet pizza toppings. CM, BW. L & D, daily. 11043 Crystal Springs Rd., Ste. 2. 378-8131. $ PERFECT RACK BILLIARDS F Upscale billiards hall has burgers, steak, deli sandwiches, wings. Family-friendly, non-smoking. BW, CM. L & D, daily. 1186 Edgewood Ave. S., Murray Hill. 738-7645. $ PIZZA PALACE ON THE PARK F See San Marco. Outdoor seating. 920 Margaret St., 5 Points. 598-1212. $$ SAKE HOUSE F Japanese grill and sushi bar features sushi, sashimi, katsu, tempura, hibachi and specialty rolls. CM, BW, sake. L & D, daily. 824 Lomax St. 301-1188. $$ SUMO SUSHI F Authentic Japanese fare, traditional to entrees and sushi rolls, spicy sashimi salad, gyoza (pork dumpling), tobiko (flying fish roe), Rainbow roll (tuna, salmon, yellowtail, Calif. roll). BW, CM. L & D, daily. 2726 Park St. 388-8838. $$ SUSHI CAFÉ This café in Riverside Publix Plaza features a variety of sushi, including the popular Monster Roll and the Jimmy Smith Roll, along with faves like Rock-n-Roll and Dynamite Roll. Sushi Café also offers hibachi, tempura, katsu and teriyaki. BW. Dine indoors or on the patio. L & D, daily. 2025 Riverside Ave. 384-2888. $$ TASTI D-LITE Health-conscious desserts include smoothies, shakes, sundaes, cakes and pies, made with fresh ingredients with fewer calories and less fat. More than 100 flavors. Open daily. 1024 Park St. 900-3040. $ TWO DOORS DOWN F Former Tad’s owner offers traditional faves: hotcakes, omelets, burgers, pork chops, liver & onions, fried chicken, sides and desserts. CM, TO. B & L, Mon.-Fri. 436 Park St. 598-0032. $ WALKERS This nightspot has a tapas menu plus a wide variety of wines, served in a rustic, intimate atmosphere. BW. Tue.-Sat. 2692 Post St. 894-7465. $ WASABI JAPANESE BUFFET F AYCE buffet. Sushi bar, sashimi, hibachi, teriyaki, tempura, steak, seafood. BW. L & D, daily. 1014 Margaret St., Ste. 1, 5 Points. 301-1199. $$
A1A ALE WORKS F The Ancient City’s only brew pub taps seven hand-crafted ales and lagers. A1A specializes in innovative New World cuisine. FB. L & D, daily. 1 King St. 829-2977. $$ AMICI ITALIAN RESTAURANT F A family-owned-andoperated Italian restaurant offers traditional pasta, veal, steak and seafood dishes. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 1915B A1A S., St. Augustine Beach. 461-0102. $$ ANN O’MALLEY’S F Fresh handmade sandwiches, soups, salads and perfectly poured Guinness. Favorites include Reubens and chicken salad. CM, BW, Irish beers on tap. L & D, daily. 23 Orange St. 825-4040. $$
BARNACLE BILL’S F For 30 years, this family restaurant has served seafood, oysters, gator tail, steak and the popular fried shrimp. FB, CM, TO. L & D daily; 14 Castillo Drive, 824-3663. $$ THE BLACK MOLLY BAR & GRILL Fresh, local seafood, steaks and pasta dishes in a casual atmosphere. FB, CM. L & D daily. 504 Geoffrey St., Cobblestone Plaza. 547-2723. $$ BORRILLO’S PIZZA & SUBS F Specialty pizzas are Borrillo’s Supreme (extra cheese, pepperoni, sausage), white and vegetarian pizzas. Subs and pasta dinners. L & D, daily. 88 San Marco Ave. 829-1133. $ CAFÉ ATLANTICO Traditional and new Italian dishes served in an intimate space. Master Chef Paolo Pece prepares risotto alla pescatora, with shrimp, scallops and seasonal shellfish, in a parmesan cheese basket. BW. D, nightly. 647 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. 471-7332. $$$ CAFÉ ELEVEN F Serving eclectic cuisine like feta spinach egg croissant, apple turkey sandwich, pear-berry salad. Daily chef creations. BW. B, L & D, daily. 501 A1A Beach Blvd. 460-9311. B, $; L & D, $$ CAP’S ON THE WATER F This Vilano Beach mainstay offers coastal cuisine – tapas platters, cioppino, fresh local shrimp, raw oyster bar – indoors or on an oak-shaded deck. Boat access. FB. L, Fri.-Sun., D, nightly. 4325 Myrtle St., Vilano Beach. 824-8794. $$ CARMELO’S PIZZERIA F Authentic New York style brick-oven-baked pizza, fresh baked sub rolls, Boars Head meats and cheeses, fresh salads, calzones, strombolis and sliced pizza specials. BW. L & D, daily. 146 King St. 494-6658. $$ CELLAR 6 ART GALLERY & WINE BAR Wolfgang Puck coffees, handmade desserts and light bistro-style fare amid local art. BW. Mon.-Sat. 6 Aviles St. 827-9055. $$ CREEKSIDE DINERY Creekside serves beef, chicken and seafood, with an emphasis on low-country cooking. Outdoor deck with a fire pit. FB. D, nightly. 160 Nix Boatyard Rd. 829-6113. $$ CRUISERS GRILL F Best of Jax 2010 winner. See Beaches. 3 St. George St. 824-6993. $ THE FLORIDIAN The downtown restaurant serves innovative Southern fare, made with local farmers’ local food. Signature items: fried green tomato bruschetta, ’N’grits with shrimp, fish or tofu. L & D, Wed.-Mon. 39 Cordova St. 829-0655. $$ GYPSY CAB COMPANY F Best of Jax 2010 winner. International menu features large portions, reasonable prices. FB. L & D, daily. 828 Anastasia Blvd. 824-8244. $$ HARRY’S SEAFOOD BAR & GRILLE F In a historic, two-story house, the New Orleans-style eatery has fresh seafood, steaks, jambalaya, etouffée and shrimp. FB. L & D, daily. 46 Avenida Menendez. 824-7765. $$ KINGFISH GRILL At Vilano Bridge’s west end, Kingfish Grill offers casual waterside dining indoors and on the deck, featuring fresh daily catch, house specialties and sushi. FB, CM. L & D, daily. 252 Yacht Club Drive. 824-2111. $$ KINGS HEAD BRITISH PUB F Authentic Brit pub serves fish & chips, Cornish pastie and steak & kidney pie. Tap beers are Guinness, Newcastle and Bass. BW. L & D, Wed.-Sun. 6460 U.S. 1 (4 miles N. of St. Augustine Airport.) 823-9787. $$ THE MANATEE CAFÉ F Serving healthful cuisine using organically grown fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes. B & L, daily. 525 S.R. 16, Ste. 106, Westgate Plaza. 826-0210. $ MANGO MANGO’S BEACHSIDE BAR & GRILL F Caribbean kitchen has comfort food with a tropical twist: coconut shrimp and fried plantains. BW, CM. Outdoor dining. 700 A1A Beach Blvd., (A Street access) St. Augustine Beach. 461-1077. $$ MILL TOP TAVERN F A St. Auggie institution housed in an 1884 building, serving nachos, soups, sandwiches and daily specials. Dine inside or on open-air decks. At the big mill
WINE TASTINGS ANJO LIQUORS 5-8 p.m. every Thur. 9928 Old Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 1, 646-2656 AROMAS CIGAR & WINE BAR Call for schedule. 4372 Southside Blvd., 928-0515 BLUE BAMBOO 5:30-7:30 p.m., every first Thur. 3820 Southside Blvd., 646-1478 BLU TAVERN 6-8 p.m. every last Tue. 1635 Wells Rd., Orange Park, 644-7731 COPPER TOP SOUTHERN AMERICAN CUISINE 6-8 p.m. every Wed. 1712 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach, 249-4776 DAMES POINT MARINA Every 3rd Wed. 4518 Irving Rd., Northside, 751-3043 THE GIFTED CORK Tastings daily. 64 Hypolita St., St. Augustine, 810-1083 THE GRAPE 5-7:30 p.m. every Wed.; 1-4 p.m. every Sat. 10281 Midtown Pkwy., Ste. 119, SJTC, 642-7111 THE GROTTO 6-8 p.m. every Thur. 2012 San Marco Blvd., 398-0726 MONKEY’S UNCLE LIQUORS 5-8 p.m. every Fri. 1850 S. Third St., Jax Beach, 246-1070 NORTH BEACH BISTRO 6-8 p.m. every Tue. 725 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 6, Atlantic Beach, 372-4105 OCEAN 60 6-8 p.m every Mon. 60 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 247-0060 O’KANE’S IRISH PUB 6:30 p.m. every 3rd Tue. 318 Centre St., Fernandina Beach, 261-1000
PUSSERS CARIBBEAN GRILL 6 p.m. every second Fri. 816 A1A N., Ste. 100, Ponte Vedra Beach, 280-7766 RIVERSIDE LIQUORS 5-8 p.m. every Fri. 1035 Park St., Five Points, 356-4517 THE TASTING ROOM 6-8 p.m. every first Tue. 25 Cuna St., St. Augustine, 810-2400 TASTE OF WINE Daily. 363 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 9, Atlantic Beach, 246-5080 III FORKS PRIME STEAKHOUSE 5-6:30 p.m. every Mon. 9822 Tapestry Circle, Ste. 111, SJTC, 928-9277 TOTAL WINE & MORE Noon-6 p.m. every Fri. & Sat. 4413 Town Center Pkwy., Ste. 300, 998-1740 URBAN FLATS 5-8 p.m. every Wed. 330 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach, 280-5515 WHOLE FOODS MARKET 6 p.m. every Thur. 10601 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin, 288-1100 THE WINE BAR 6-8 p.m. every Thur. 320 First St. N., Jax Beach, 372-0211 WINE WAREHOUSE 4-7 p.m. every Fri. 665 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 246-6450 4434 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, 448-6782 1188 Edgewood Ave. S., Riverside, 389-9997 4085 A1A S., St. Augustine Beach, 471-9900 ZAITOON MEDITERRANEAN GRILL 6-8 p.m., every first & third Wed. 13475 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 40, Intracoastal W., 221-7066
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GRILL ME! A WEEKLY Q&A WITH PEOPLE IN THE RESTAURANT BIZ
NAME: Jason Hamilton RESTAURANT: The Black Molly Grill, 504 W. Geoffrey St., St. Augustine BIRTHPLACE: St. Augustine YEARS IN THE BUSINESS: 18 FAVORITE RESTAURANT (other than my own): Pasta Pomodoro in San Francisco FAVORITE COOKING STYLE: Grilling, of course. FAVORITE INGREDIENTS: Yellow tomatoes, red bell peppers, sunchokes and fresh seafood.
IDEAL MEAL: A bag of Combos, a Snickers bar and a Burger King Whopper. WOULDN’T EAT IF YOU PAID ME: Gizzards, livers, hearts. MOST MEMORABLE/CRAZY RESTAURANT EXPERIENCE: Receiving Server of the Year Award from Gulf Shores Life magazine in 2000. INSIDER’S SECRET: Hot pan, cold oil: Food won’t stick. CELEBRITY SIGHTING: Come see for yourself; I won’t tell. CULINARY GUILTY PLEASURE: Bacon, heavy cream, butter and cheese.
wheel. FB. L & D, daily. 19 1/2 St. George St. 829-2329. $$ OASIS RESTAURANT & DECK F Just a block from the ocean, with a tropical atmosphere and open-air deck. Steamed oysters, crab legs, burgers. CM, FB. B, L & D, daily. 4000 A1A & Ocean Trace Rd., St. Augustine Beach. 471-3424. $ PURPLE OLIVE INTERNATIONAL BISTRO F Family-ownedand-operated, offering specials, fresh artisan breads. Soups, salad dressings and desserts made from scratch. BW. D, Tue.Sat. 4255 A1A S., Ste. 6, St. Augustine Beach. 461-1250. $$ RAINTREE Located in a Victorian home, Raintree offers a menu with contemporary and traditional international influences. Extensive wine list. FB. D, daily. 102 San Marco Ave. 824-7211. $$$ THE REEF RESTAURANT F Casual oceanfront restaurant has an ocean view from every table. Fresh local seafood, steak, pasta dishes and daily chef specials. Outdoor dining. FB, CM, TO. L & D daily. 4100 Coastal Hwy. A1A, Vilano Beach. 824-8008. $$ SOUTH BEACH GRILL Located off A1A, south of the S.R. 206 bridge, this two-story beachy destination offers casual oceanfront dining and fresh local seafood. Dine indoors or out on a beachfront deck. FB. B, L & D daily. 45 Cubbedge Road, Crescent Beach. 471-8700. $ SUNSET GRILLE Casual Key West style and a seafood-heavy menu — it’s a consistent Great Chowder Debate winner. Specialties include baby back ribs, lobster ravioli, coconut shrimp and datil pepper wings with bleu cheese dressing. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 421 A1A Beach Blvd. 471-5555. $$$ THE TASTING ROOM, WINE AND TAPAS Owned by Michael Lugo, this upscale contemporary Spanish restaurant fuses innovative tapas with an extensive wine list. L, Wed.-Sun.; D, nightly. 25 Cuna St. 810-2400. $$ ZHANRAS F Art-themed tapas-style place has small plate items in a casual, contemporary space. Entrée portions available. CM, FB. D, daily; Sun. brunch. 108 Anastasia Blvd. 823-3367. $$
ST. JOHNS TOWN CENTER, TINSELTOWN
BLACKFINN AMERICAN GRILLE With four dining rooms, BlackFinn offers classic American fare: beef, seafood, pasta, chicken, flatbread sandwiches. Dine indoors or on the patio. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 4840 Big Island Dr. 345-3466. $$ CORNER BISTRO & WINE BAR F Casual fine dining. The menu blends modern American favorites served with international flair. The Fresh Bar offers fine wine, cocktails, martinis. FB. L & D, Tue.-Sun. 9823 Tapestry Park Circle, Ste. 1. 619-1931. $$$ CRUISERS GRILL F Best of Jax 2010 winner. See Beaches. 9734 Deer Lake Ct., Ste. 11. 646-2874. $ FIVE GUYS BURGERS & FRIES Best of Jax 2010 winner. 13249 City Square Dr. 751-9711. 9039 Southside Blvd., 538-9100. 4413 Town Center Pkwy., Ste. 401. 996-6900. fiveguys.com $ THE FLAME BROILER Serving food with no transfat, MSG, frying, or skin on meat. Fresh veggies, steamed brown or white rice along with grilled beef, chicken and Korean short ribs are featured. CM, TO. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 9822 Tapestry Park Circle, Ste. 103. 619-2786. $ THE GRAPE BISTRO & WINE BAR F More than 145 wines, and gourmet tapas for pairing. Wide beer selection. L & D, daily. 10281 Midtown Parkway, Ste. 119. 642-7111. $$ ISLAND GIRL WINE & CIGAR BAR F Upscale tropical vibe. Walk-in humidor, pairing apps and desserts with 25 wines, ports by the glass. 220+ wines by the bottle; draft, bottled
beer. L & D, daily. 7860 Gate Pkwy., Ste. 115. 854-6060. $$ JOHNNY ANGELS F The menu reflects its ’50s-style décor, including Blueberry Hill pancakes, Fats Domino omelet, Elvis special combo platter. Shakes, malts. B, L & D, daily. 3546 St. Johns Bluff Rd. S., Ste. 120. 997-9850. $ LIBRETTO’S PIZZERIA & ITALIAN KITCHEN F Authentic NYC pizzeria serves Big Apple crust, cheese and sauce, along with third-generation family-style Italian classics, fresh-from-theoven calzones, and desserts in a casual, comfy setting. L & D, daily. 4880 Big Island Dr., Ste. 1. 402-8888. $$ LIME LEAF F Authentic Thai cuisine: fresh papaya salad, pad Thai, mango sweet rice. BW. L, Mon.-Fri.; D, Mon.-Sat. 9822 Tapestry Park Cir., Stes. 108 & 109. 645-8568. $$ MELLOW MUSHROOM PIZZA BAKERS F Best of Jax 2010 winner. Tossed spring water dough, lean meats, veggies and vegetarian choices make up specialty pizzas, hoagies and calzones. FB. L & D, daily. 9734 Deer Lake Court (at Tinseltown). 997-1955. mellowmushroom.com $ MITCHELL’S FISH MARKET F Featuring seafood, an everchanging menu of more than 180 items includes cedar-roasted Atlantic salmon and seared salt-and-pepper tuna. FB, CM. L & D, daily. 5205 Big Island Dr., St. Johns Town Ctr. 645-3474. $$$ THE ORIGINAL PANCAKE HOUSE F The recipes, unique to the Pancake House, call for only the freshest ingredients. CM. B, L & D, daily. 10208 Buckhead Branch Dr. 997-6088. $$ OTAKI JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE F Family-owned steakhouse has an open sushi bar, hibachi grill tables and an open kitchen. Dine indoor or out. FB, CM, TO. L, Mon.-Fri.; D, nightly. 7860 Gate Parkway, Stes. 119-122. 854-0485. $$$ RENNA’S PIZZA F Renna’s serves up New York-style pizza, calzones, subs and lasagna made from authentic Italian recipes. Delivery, CM, BW. 4624 Town Crossing Dr., Ste. 125, St. Johns Town Center. 565-1299. rennaspizza.com $$ SEVEN BRIDGES GRILLE & BREWERY F Innovative menu of fresh local grilled seafood, sesame tuna, grouper Oscar, chicken, steak and pizza. Microbrewed ales and lagers. FB. L & D, daily. 9735 Gate Pkwy. N. 997-1999. $$ SOUTHSIDE ALE HOUSE F Steaks, seafood, sandwiches. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 9711 Deer Lake Court. 565-2882. $$ STEAMERS CAFE F Steamers’ menu has all-natural and organic items, including wraps, sandwiches, subs, soups, steamer bowls, smoothies and fresh juices. Daily lunch specials. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 4320 Deerwood Lake Parkway, Ste. 106. 646-4527. $ SUITE The St. Johns Town Center premium lounge and restaurant offers chef-driven small plates and an extensive list of specialty cocktails, served in a sophisticated atmosphere. FB. D & late-nite, nightly. 4880 Big Island Dr., Ste. 1. 493-9305. $$ TAVERNA YAMAS This Greek restaurant serves char-broiled kabobs, seafood and traditional Greek wines and desserts. FB. L & D daily. 9753 Deer Lake Court. 854-0426. $$ URBAN FLATS F See Ponte Vedra. CM. FB. L & D, daily. 9726 Touchton Road. 642-1488. $$ WASABI JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI BAR F Best of Jax 2010 winner. Authentic Japanese cuisine, teppanyaki shows and a full sushi menu. CM. L & D, daily. 10206 River Coast Dr. 997-6528. $$ WHISKY RIVER F Best of Jax 2010 winner. At St. Johns Town Center’s Plaza, Whisky River features wings, pizza, wraps, sandwiches and burgers served in a lively car racingthemed atmosphere (Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s the owner). FB. CM. L & D, daily. 4850 Big Island Drive. 645-5571. $$ WILD WING CAFÉ F Serving up 33 flavors of wings, as well as soups, sandwiches, wraps, ribs, platters and burgers. FB.
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4555 Southside Blvd. 998-WING (9464). $$ YUMMY SUSHI F Best of Jax 2010 winner. Teriyaki, tempura, hibachi-style dinners, sushi & sashimi. Sushi lunch roll special. BW, sake. L & D, daily. 4372 Southside Blvd. 998-8806. $$
ATHENS CAFÉ F Serving authentic Greek cuisine: lamb, seafood, veal and pasta dishes. BW. L & D, daily. 6271 St. Augustine Rd., Ste. 7. 733-1199. $$ CRUISERS GRILL F Best of Jax 2010 winner. See Beaches. 5613 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 1. 737-2874. $ DICK’S WINGS F Best of Jax 2010 winner. NASCAR-themed family style sports place serves wings, buffalo tenders, burgers and chicken sandwiches. CM. BW. L & D, daily. 1610 University Blvd. W. 448-2110. dickswingsandgrill.com $ MOJO BAR-B-QUE F Best of Jax 2010 winner. The Southern Blues kitchen serves pulled pork, brisket and North Carolina-style barbecue. TO, BW. L & D, daily. 1607 University Blvd. W. 732-7200. $$
SAN MARCO, SOUTHBANK
BASIL THAI & SUSHI F Offering Thai cuisine, including pad Thai and curry dishes, and sushi in a relaxing atmosphere. L & D, Mon.-Sat. BW. 1004 Hendricks Ave. 674-0190. $$ b.b.’s F A bistro menu is served in an upscale atmosphere, featuring almond-crusted calamari, tuna tartare and wild mushroom pizza. FB. L & D, Mon.-Fri.; brunch & D, Sat. 1019 Hendricks Ave. 306-0100. $$$ BISTRO AIX F Best of Jax 2010 winner. French, Mediterraneaninspired fare, award-winning wines, wood-fired pizzas, housemade pastas, steaks, seafood. Indoor, outdoor dining. FB. L, Mon.-Fri.; D, nightly. 1440 San Marco Blvd. 398-1949. $$$ CHECKER BBQ & SEAFOOD F Chef Art Jennette serves barbecue, seafood and comfort food, including pulled-pork, fried white shrimp and fried green tomatoes. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 3566 St. Augustine Rd. 398-9206. $ EUROPEAN STREET F Big sandwiches, soups, desserts and more than 100 bottled and on-tap beers. BW. L & D, daily. 1704 San Marco Blvd. 398-9500. $ THE GROTTO F Best of Jax 2010 winner. Wine by the glass. Tapas-style menu offers a cheese plate, empanadas bruschetta, chocolate fondue. BW. 2012 San Marco Blvd. 398-0726. $$ HAVANA-JAX CAFÉ/CUBA LIBRE BAR LOUNGE F Authentic Latin American fine dining: picadillo, ropa vieja, churrasco tenderloin steak, Cuban sandwiches. L & D, Mon.-Sat. CM, FB. 2578 Atlantic Blvd. 399-0609. $ LAYLA’S OF SAN MARCO Fine dining in the heart of San Marco. Traditional Middle Eastern cuisine, served inside or outside on the hookah and cigar patio. BW. L & D, Mon.-Sat.; D, Sun. 2016 Hendricks Ave. 398-4610. $$ MATTHEW’S Chef’s tasting menu or seasonal à la carte menu featuring an eclectic mix of Mediterranean ingredients. Dress is business casual, jackets optional. FB. D, Mon.-Sat. 2107 Hendricks Ave. 396-9922. $$$$ METRO DINER F Best of Jax 2010 winner. Historic 1930s diner offers award-winning breakfast and lunch. Fresh seafood and Southern cooking. Bring your own wine. B & L, daily. 3302 Hendricks Ave. 398-3701. $$ MORTON’S, THE STEAKHOUSE Morton’s specializes in generous portions of USDA prime aged beef as well as fresh fish and lobster. The tableside menu presentation features every item described by the server. FB, TO. D, nightly. 1510 Riverplace Blvd. 399-3933. $$$ THE OLIVE TREE MEDITERRANEAN GRILL F Mediterranean homestyle healthy plates, including hummus, tebouleh, grape leaves, gyros, Mediterranean potato salad, kibbeh, spinach pie, Greek salad and daily specials. L & D, Mon.-Fri. 1705 Hendricks Ave. 396-2250. $$ PIZZA PALACE F At Pizza Palace, it’s all homemade from Mama’s award-winning recipes: spinach pizza and chickenspinach calzones. BW. L & D, daily. 1959 San Marco Blvd. 399-8815. $$ PULP F The juice bar offers fresh juices, frozen yogurt, teas, coffees; 30 kinds of smoothies, some blended with flavored soy milks and organic frozen yogurts and granola. B, L & D, daily. 1962 San Marco Blvd. 396-9222. $ RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE Consistent Best of Jax winner. Midwestern prime beef, fresh seafood, upscale atmosphere. FB. D, daily. 1201 Riverplace Blvd. 396-6200. $$$$ SAKE HOUSE See Riverside. 1478 Riverplace Blvd. 306-2188. $$ SAN MARCO DELI F The independently owned & operated classic diner serves grilled fish, turkey burgers and lunch meats roasted daily in-house. Vegetarian options, including tempeh, too. Mon.-Sat. 1965 San Marco Blvd. 399-1306. $ TAVERNA Tapas, small-plate items, Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizzas and entrées are served in a rustic yet upscale interior. BW, TO. L & D, Tue.-Sat. 1986 San Marco Blvd. 398-3005. $$$ VINO’S PIZZA F See Julington. This newest San Marco location offers a lunch buffet. L & D, daily. 1430 San Marco Blvd. 683-2444. $
AROMAS BEER HOUSE Aromas offers customer favorites like ahi tuna with a sweet soy sauce reduction, backyard burger, and triple-meat French dip. FB. L & D, daily. 4372 Southside
Blvd. 928-0515. $$ BISTRO 41° F Casual dining features fresh, homemade breakfast and lunch dishes in a relaxing atmosphere. TO. B & L, Mon.-Fri. 3563 Philips Hwy., Ste. 104. 446-9738. $ BLUE BAMBOO Contemporary Asian-inspired cuisine includes rice-flour calamari, seared Ahi tuna, pad Thai. Street eats: barbecue duck, wonton crisps. BW. L, Mon.-Fri.; D, Mon.-Sat. 3820 Southside Blvd. 646-1478. $$ BOMBA’S SOUTHERN HOME COOKING F The neighborhood comfort spot offers Southern homestyle fare, featuring fresh veggies. Outside dining is available. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 8560 Beach Blvd. 997-2291. $$ BUCA DI BEPPO Italian dishes served family-style in an eclectic, vintage setting. Half-pound meatballs are a specialty. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 10334 Southside Blvd. 363-9090. $$$ CITY BUFFET CHINESE RESTAURANT F An extensive selection of Chinese fare, including beef, fish, crabs, chicken, pork, desserts, ice cream, at its all-you-can-eat buffet. BW, CM. L & D, daily. 5601 Beach Blvd. 345-2507. $ EL POTRO F Family-friendly, casual, El Potro cooks it fresh, made-to-order – fast, hot, simple. Daily specials and buffet at most locations. BW. L & D, daily. 5871 University Blvd. W., 7330844. 11380 Beach Blvd., 564-9977. elpotrorestaurant.com $ EUROPEAN STREET F See San Marco. 5500 Beach Blvd. 398-1717. $ GENE’S SEAFOOD F Serving fresh Mayport shrimp, fish, oysters, scallops, gator tail, steaks and combos. L & D, daily. 11702 Beach Blvd. 997-9738. $$ GOLDEN CORRAL See Mandarin. 4250 Southside. 620-0600. $$ HALA CAFE & BAKERY F A local institution since 1975 serves house-baked pita bread, kabobs, falafel and daily lunch buffet. Best of Jax 2010 winner. TO, BW. L & D, Mon.Sat. 4323 University Blvd. S. 733-5141. $$ JENKINS QUALITY BARBECUE See Downtown. 2025 Emerson St. 346-3770. $ LA NOPALERA F Best of Jax 2010 winner. See Intracoastal. 8206 Philips Hwy. 732-9433. $ SPECKLED HEN TAVERN & GRILLE F This stylish gastropub has Southern-style cuisine made with a modern twist: Dishes are paired with international wines and beers, including a large selection of craft and IPA brews. FB. L & D, daily. 9475 Philips Hwy., Ste. 16. 538-0811. $$ SUNSET 30 TAVERN & GRILL F Located in Latitude 30, Sunset 30 serves familiar favorites, including seafood, steaks, sandwiches, burgers, chicken, pasta and pizza. Dine inside or on the patio. FB. L & D, daily. 10370 Philips Hwy. 365-5555. $$ TOMMY’S BRICK OVEN PIZZA F Premium New York-style pizza from a brick-oven — the area’s original gluten-free pizzeria. Plus calzones, soups and salads; Thumann’s no-MSG meats, Grande cheeses and Boylan soda. BW. L & D, Mon.Sat. 4160 Southside Blvd., Ste. 2. 565-1999. $$ URBAN ORGANICS The local produce co-op offers seasonal fresh organic vegetables and fruit. Open Mon.-Sat. 5325 Fairmont St. 398-8012. WASABI JAPANESE BUFFET F Best of Jax 2010 winner. AYCE sushi and two teppanyaki grill items are included in buffet price. FB. L & D, daily. 9041 Southside Blvd., Ste. 138C. 363-9888. $$
BOSTON’S RESTAURANT & SPORTSBAR F A full menu of sportsbar faves; pizzas till 2 a.m. Dine inside or on the patio. FB, TO. L & D, daily. 13070 City Station Dr., River City Marketplace. 751-7499. $$ CASA MARIA F The family-owned restaurant serves authentic Mexican fare, including fajitas and seafood. The specialty is tacos de azada. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 12961 N. Main St., Ste. 104. 757-6411. $$ JENKINS QUALITY BARBECUE See Downtown. 5945 New Kings Rd. 765-8515. $ JOSEPH’S PIZZA & ITALIAN RESTAURANT F Gourmet pizzas, pastas. Authentic Italian entrees like eggplant parmigiana, shrimp scampi. BW. L & D, daily. 7316 N. Main St. 765-0335. $$ MILLHOUSE STEAKHOUSE F A locally-owned-andoperated steakhouse with choice steaks from the signature broiler, and seafood, pasta, Millhouse gorgonzola, homemade desserts. CM, FB. D, nightly. 1341 Airport Rd. 741-8722. $$ RIVERCITY ISLAND GRILL & CHILL F This new Northside place offers casual fare: seafood, wings, burgers. 10 highdef TVs, drink specials and club nights complete the cool vibe. L & D, daily. 13141 City Station Dr. 696-0802. $$ SALSARITA’S FRESH CANTINA F Southwest cuisine made from scratch; family atmosphere. CM, BW. L & D, daily. 840 Nautica Dr., Ste. 131, River City Marketplace. 696-4001. $ THREE LAYERS CAFE F Lunch, bagels, desserts, and the adjacent Cellar serves fine wines. Inside and courtyard dining. BW. B, L & D, daily. 1602 Walnut St., Springfield. 355-9791. $ 3 LIONS SPORTS PUB & GRILL F The menu features popular favorites: salads, sandwiches and pizza, as well as fine European cuisine. Nightly specials. 2467 Faye Rd., Northside. 647-8625. $$ UPTOWN MARKET F In the 1300 Building at the corner of Third & Main, Uptown serves fresh fare made with the same élan that rules Burrito Gallery. Innovative breakfast, lunch and deli selections. BW, TO. 1303 Main St. N. 355-0734. $$
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Eat Your Afterbirth!
The medical establishment generally regards placentas as biohazardous waste, but to New York City placenta chef Jennifer Mayer, they’re a nutrient-laden meat that can alleviate postpartum depression and aid in breast milk production (among other so-far-unverified benefits). Mayer typically sets up in clients’ own kitchens, she told New York magazine in August. Some placentas are “really intense, with grief or sadness or uncertainty.” Others might be “joyful,” “big and round.” Mayer’s method: Drain the blood, blot dry, cook for a half-hour (leaving something resembling brisket), chop into slivers, dehydrate overnight (rendering it jerky-like). For a popular touch, Mayer then grinds it in a blender and pours the powder into several dozen (one-a-day) capsules.
Can’t Possibly Be True
The Learning Channel’s “Toddlers & Tiaras” series has pushed critics’ buttons with its general support of the competitive world of child beauty pageants, but a recent episode provoked unusually rabid complaints, according to a September New York Post report. Mother Lindsay Jackson costumed her 4-year-old Maddy as “Dolly Parton” — anatomically correct (chest and backside) Dolly Parton. The Post described Maddy as “embarrass[ed]” at her chest when another 4-year-old pointed and asked, “What is that?” Ultimately, the judges liked Maddy — for “sweetest face.” Things You Didn’t Think Existed: World Record for Tonsil Length: Justin Werner, 21, of Topeka, Kan., was certified in July by the Guinness Book, with tonsils measuring 2.1 inches and 1.9 inches, respectively. The old “champion” was Justin Dodge of Milwaukee. Global Competition in Dominos: The breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia will be the site, in October, of the world domino championship. (25 countries are in the International Domino Federation.) Retired U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Rob Dickerson finally received his Purple Heart this summer, four years after he was seriously wounded in a rocket attack in Iraq and two years after he began a paperwork battle with the Army to “prove” his injury. Recently, the Army apologized and mailed him the award, but it arrived C.O.D., leaving Dickerson to pay the $21 fee. The Army subsequently reimbursed Dickerson the $21, but Dickerson said he hasn’t been able to cash the check — it was erroneously made out to “Roy Dirksen.”
Madrid’s Getafe soccer club, struggling for customers, startled Spain this summer by commissioning a porn movie, with zombies, hoping to attract more fans. If that weren’t quixotic enough, it then tied the movie to a campaign to solicit sperm-bank donations. Explained the film’s producer, Angel Torres, “We have to move a mass of fans to seed the world with Getafe supporters.” A promo for the film follows a Getafe fan, armed with a copy of the movie for his viewing pleasure, as he disappears into a clinic’s private cubicle to fulfill his donation.
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“Do You See the Blimp Who Robbed You?”: In August, 400-pound Eric Kenley, 48, won a new trial for his two New York City robbery convictions after appeals court judges realized
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Least Competent Criminals
No Respect: The man who approached tellers at South Boston’s Eastern Bank on Aug. 25 eventually fled empty-handed, but only after a teller refused his order for “all your money” (she told him she was “closed”) and another scolded him for breaking in the front of the adjacent line and for not removing his hoodie. A man dressed as Gumby was ignored by a 7-Eleven clerk when he tried to rob the store in Rancho Penasquitos, Calif., on Sept. 5. The clerk told “Gumby” not to waste his time, and “Gumby” finally fled. The clerk had such little respect for “Gumby,” he didn’t even report the “robbery”; it came to light only when his boss reviewed surveillance video.
Richard Kreimer (whose appearances in “NOTW” in ’91 and ’06 achieved “Classic” status earlier this year) is back, apparently still defiantly malodorous. He recently filed four lawsuits against NJ Transit, alleging he’s been illegally prevented from boarding trains just because he’s homeless. NJ Transit says his behavior and lack of hygiene irritate passengers. In August, a former Kreimer lawyer told the Newark Star-Ledger Kreimer virtually runs “sting” operations, waiting for folks to offend him so he can sue. Kreimer, who tape records all his conversations, told the paper the lawsuits will continue, though he looks forward to one day being able to “close my law practice.” For now, though, he says, “Business is booming.” Chuck Shepherd WeirdNews@earthlink.net September 27- October 3, 2011 | folio weekly | 49
OH OFFICER SCRUMPTIOUS, THANK YOU! Officer B, you took us seriously and we love you for it! Us: porch-sittin’ women in fear of scary misinformed repo man. You: pretty blue-eyed MIU who responded and resolved it all. Feel free to stop and share stories anytime. We know we can’t have you but we feel safe and all goosepimply just knowing you’re nearby... When: Sept. 18, 2011. Where: Curbside in my ‘hood. #1196-0927 BE MY PIANO MAN! Me: Working behind the bar. You: Sexy one going to fire school. We talked about me studying religion and you said I should study you while your GF was in the bathroom. Came back to your house and sang Billy Joel all night. Should have tried to kiss you when your GF wasn’t looking. Maybe next time I won’t be scared. When: July 9, 2011. Where: Jax Sports Bar & Grill. #1195-0927 4-RUNNER HOTTIE In the parking lot at work getting out of your old body 4-Runner but that wasn’t the body I was looking at! You: Blonde curly hair. Me: Guy in white truck. You make me want to come to work early just so I can see you walk up. Maybe one day I will actually walk up with you. When: Sept. 12, 2011. Where: At work. #1194-0927 COMEDIAN WITH TATTOOS You: light-eyed, brown-haired gorgeous server at Biscottis, covered in tattoos. I was with my parents so I was too shy to ask for your number. Me: Petite Redhead with a tattoo sleeve. Love that mario tattoo :) Let’s get together and maybe it will be less awkward without my parents there. When: Sept. 12, 2011. Where: Biscottis. #1193-0927 JERSEY SHORE ROBBERY La première fois! When: Last Winter. Where: UNF library with my ex-girlfriend. So sorry it didn’t work out with her, but so happy it’s working with me! You are a walking piece of artwork, a real Greek Goddess. The best part is that you have the brains to match. Let’s make like atoms and bond! Sincerely yours, nomadic pastry chef. When: Last winter. Where: With my ex-girlfriend. #1192-0927 ACHOO AND LOLA Sexy Asian and a monkey with a mohawk, you two drove me crazy. Can’t wait to see you again, lol. When: Sept. 14, 2011. Where: Beach. #1191-0927 U.S. COAST GUARD HOTTIE You were waiting patiently, dressed in uniform looking mighty fine, your half-sleeve tattoo slightly visible. I was with my co-workers learning the iPad2, and I couldn’t focus because you gave me butterflies. I am not sure if you are down with the ladies but I would let you rescue me any day. When: Sept. 9, 2011. Where: Apple Store, St. Johns Town Center. #1190-0920 123 HOTTIE SUPREME! U tattooed my bf, felt an instant connection & been watchin’ longingly from afar ever since. Me: avid gun collector, amateur stalker, want to spend the rest of my life searchin’ for manatees with you! I heart u 747! When: Sept. 11, 2011. Where: Black Anchor Tattoo. #1189-0920
THIS DAMSEL SAVED BY HERO You came out of nowhere. I wasn’t sure if you were a second mugger trying to take my purse after you floored the first one, but you ran off immediately. Was that a sword on your back? Maybe next time you save me you can leave a number. I thought you were pretty cute ;) When: August 22, 2011. Where: Downtown St. Augustine. #1184-0913
TIMING IS EVERYTHING I sat next to you listening to Big Engine. You told me I should dance. Then you said we should dance but that my date wouldn’t like it. ME: Blonde, tan, black jeans & halter. YOU: Handsome, shorts, tee and new white tennis shoes... LET’S MEET. When: August 21, 2011. Where: Redneck Yacht Club. #1176-0830
DICK’S WINGS BEAUTIFUL GIRL You were working at Dick’s Wings. You have dark hair and are stunningly beautiful. You were wearing Florida Gators clothes which makes you even better. Let’s have a drink together, I will buy all the Natty you want forever. When: Sept. 3, 2011. Where: Dick’s Wings. #1183-0913
WHERE ELSE… But Terry’s Country Store. You: green shirt, ball cap, very mysterious. I bought an oatmeal cookie, chocolate syrup, orange soda, and mac n cheese. I’d love to get together sometime. When: August 19, 2011. Where: Terry’s Country Store. #1175-0830
ADAM LEVINE LOOK ALIKE Everyone made me feel awful about not talking to you after you left because you’re “so my type.” You were in on Saturday with your family wearing a black tee and a tattoo sleeve, I was the shy brunette server with a nose-ring running around. Let’s get matching tattoos? Would love to see you again. When: August 6, 2011. Where: Al’s Pizza Ponte Vedra. #1168-0816 10 RANDOM ITEMS OR LESS You were behind me in line in the express checkout. You had on a blue shirt and glasses with a sub, potato salad, red bull and ice cream. I had corn, a Kit Kat, cookie dough and my tic tac fix. Let’s go grocery shopping again sometime soon. When: August 6, 2011. Where: Publix on Roosevelt. #1167-0816
THOSE HANDCUFFS DROVE ME CRAZY You: pulled me over on my way back from the Jags game. Me: missing my shoe and a purse. We talked for a little and I told you to watch “Bridesmaids.” I meant together. I’ll bring my license, you bring flowers and the handcuffs. Stay sweet, officer. When: Sept. 1, 2011. Where: Exit ramp, Highway 202 to Kernan Blvd. #1182-0913
BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN GODDESS I used to see and talk to you very often. You were the most beautiful girl I have ever known. Last time we talked you said that you were confused. I still think about you all the time. I know you read these often and I know you don’t like phones but call me sometime. When: June 19, 2011. Where: Jacksonville. #1174-0823
BEAUTIFUL PRINCESS You: Gorgeous blonde/brunette wearing purple shorts, yellow Pauly Shore T-shirt, I am thrilled every time I see you! Me: Ginger guy who wears running shirts. I think it’s time for another adventure? When: Weekly. Where: Commander. #1181-0906
NAVAL ENCHANTRESS @ MAVERICKS We met @ Mavericks on 7/21. You’re an IT specialist whose recent work is stunning but it was your face that caught my eye. Helen of Troy had nothing on you. We talked upstairs. Let’s meet for a bite. When: July 21, 2011. Where: Maverick’s. #1173-0823
WAITRESS I CAN’T WAIT FOR ME: Gray shirt, black shorts, black Irish golf hat. YOU: Blonde curly hair, silky legs with three tattoos. I could not keep my eyes off you. Let me show you what life on the Island is really like. :) When: July 29, 2011. Where: Hurricane’s at Fleming Island. #1165-0809
JEEP, VIPER & UVA HAT Although I only see you once a month, you never fail to bring a smile to my face. I think about you often and I hope you feel the same way. I am a petite, tattooed hair-stylist with short platinum hair. I hope to hear from you ;) PS Your quads are great and you sing like an angel. When: Late August. Where: All over Jax. #1180-0906
SEXY WHISKY RIVER VIXEN You: HOTT, Brunette, Bartender. Dark skin, long legs, brown eyes. I heard a waitress call you “Cocoa.” I wanted to say hello but you seemed very intimidating. Those jean short shorts had a playa feeling like woah. Me: chocolate thunder from down under. Wanna play in the rain? When: August 6, 2011. Where: Whisky River. #1172-0823
DANCING OR SEIZING? I couldn’t tell what you were doing, but I liked it. I see you all the time in 5 Points. You: darkhaired party queen. Me: don’t know what to say. Maybe you can show me some moves? When: July 26, 2011. Where: Lomax Lodge, Birdies. #1164-0809
I’M YOUR VILANO BEACH HERO I pulled your car out of the sand at Vilano Beach on Saturday 8-27-11. I wanted to get your number, but I was on the phone with someone from work and you left too quick. Don’t know why I didn’t ask sooner. When: August 27, 2011. Where: Vilano Beach. #1179-0906
HANDSOME GUY IN OHIO HAT We caught an elevator together at the Downtown Library. You told me my daughter reminded you of your niece. What a great way to break the ice. You said you were new in town from Ohio and I would love to show you the city. When: August 2011. Where: Downtown Library. #1171-0816
SAX APPEAL You: Blonde, possibly with your parents, wasn’t quite sure. Me: Guy dressed in a blazer playing a saxophone. I felt like you kept trying to make eye contact, and I kept looking away — I really need to work on my confidence at these things. So, if you see this, I’d like to take you out for a coffee sometime. When: August 26, 2011. Where: Mi Casa Café. #1178-0906
BEER DELIVERY GUY ME: Hot blonde in red Jeep. You: Hot guy in Budweiser truck. We locked eyes at the light in River City Market Place, it was love at first sight for me. Was it for you? Let’s meet and have a beer. When: August 8, 2011. Where: River City Market Place. #1170-0816
CUTIE AT QUEST DIAGNOSTICS (DUNN) You: Girl with red shirt, hat. Me: Guy with blue shirt, long hair, goatee. We exchanged words and laughs inside the waiting area until the doc called me. Gosh, you had a beautiful smile. I said I wished I’d made an appointment. I really wish I’d made an appointment with you. Love to go out sometime. When: August 24, 2011. Where: Quest Diagnostics, Dunn Ave. #1177-0830
THORNTON PARK HOTTIE You were walking past my friends and I as we were headed toward the pool. You were wearing a pink shirt and shorts on the second floor of building seven of Thornton Park. We smiled at each other and I wish we could get to know each other more. When: August 8, 2011. Where: Thornton Park, Building 7. #1169-0816
NASCAR CHICK SEEKS EMEDIA NERD You: blond sweet smart shy. Me: brunette bombastic smart fun... can I meet u at DD sometime? I know it is closed but that shouldn’t matter. When: Dec. 2010. Where: That sports-tech company. #1188-0920 SHELL PENDANT GIFT, FLORIDIAN RESTAURANT We were at the Floridian restaurant anniversary show. You: curly blond bob hairdo, vintage floral cottage dress, I couldn’t see your shoes, are you Swedish? I’m the tall long hair.. You gave me a shell necklace and left, I tried to look but you had vanished. I want to see you again and talk... When: Sept. 3, 2011. Where: The Floridian Restaurant. #1187-0920
IN THE SHOE ROOM!! I saw you in the shoe room at my work, you’re so sweet and sexy that I can’t ever stop thinking about you. Let me in, you won’t regret it! Love you … me! When: July 15, 2011. Where: Jacksonville Beach. #1162-0726 POOLSIDE CHRISTINA COX LOOKALIKE Me, polka dot shirt and aviator sunglasses. You, board shorts and awesome shoes. Our eyes met & in case you were wondering, yes, I like girls. I would have tried to talk to you but I was working. You reminded me of Kim from Better Than Chocolate. Let me be your Maggie. When: July 17, 2011. Where: Pablo Bay Pool. #1161-0726 LUNCHTIME MEDITATION … OH MAN! I was in the back row, red shirt, cargo shorts, black hair; you sat to my right, light brown skin, skinny jeans, beautiful smile. I couldn’t pay attention to my breath! I promised I’d talk to you but I’m way too shy. I left, came back, passed you in the spirituality section and you smiled but I still wussed out! When: July 12, 2011. Where: Jacksonville Public Library Southeast Region. #1160-0719
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THE MEXICAN CUISINE SLANGIN’ QUEEN I see the way you treat people in the friendliest ways while you work. I asked you if that was a dinosaur necklace. I had one too but I didn’t have the balls see if you wanted to trade. You are a true beauty. When: Sept. 4, 2011. Where: Downtown. #1186-0920
BABY, IT’S NOT MY CHILD You kept looking at me holding my best friend’s baby, as if it were mine, grey shirt with a beard that I don’t normally have. You... the perfect combination of dark hair and blue eyes, nothing but smiles... I couldn’t dare ask for your number while you were working. Maybe next time ;) When: Sept. 9, 2011. Where: Salt Life. #1185-0920
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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “When I was born,” said comedian Gracie Allen, “I was so surprised I didn’t talk for a year and a half.” I suspect you’ll soon be experiencing a metaphorical rebirth that has some of the power of the event to which she referred. So I won’t be shocked if you find it challenging to formulate an articulate response, at least short term. In fact, it may take a while to even register, let alone express, the full impact of the upgrade you’ll be blessed with. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “During a game of Apocalypse against the Witchhunters,” reports Andrew_88 in an online forum, “I authorized my Chaos Lord to throw his vortex grenade at the oncoming Cannoness and her bodyguard. Safe to say he fluffed it and the vortex grenade scattered back on top of him. Then he proceeded to take out my allies, the Havocs, Land Raider and Baneblade, before disappearing, having done no damage to my opponent.” Regard this as a helpful lesson to guide your actions in the days ahead. Do not, under any circumstances, unleash your Chaos Lord or let him throw his vortex grenade at anyone. He may damage your interests more than those of your adversaries. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): According to my astrological-omen analysis, it’s high time for you to receive a flood of presents, compliments, rewards and blessings. You got a problem with that? I hope not. I hope you’re at peace with the fact that you deserve more than the usual share of recognition, appreciation, flirtations and shortcuts. Don’t let your chronic struggles or cynical views of the state of the world blind you to the sudden, massive influx of luck. Please open your tough heart and skeptical mind to the bounty the universe is aching to send your way. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): I like how astrologer Hunter Reynolds encapsulates the Capricornian imperative. If you “can manage your ego’s erratic moods and uneven motivations well enough to offer a service with consistent quality,” he says, “the world confers social recognition and its accompanying material advantages on you.” The members of other signs may appear warmer and fuzzier than you, but only because you express care for people through a “strictness of focus,” “disciplined work” and by being a “dependable helpmate.” This describes you at your best, of course; it’s not easy to meet such high standards. The good news? The omens suggest you now have an excellent opportunity to function at your very best. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “Not being omniscient is a really big drag for me,” says poet Charles Harper Webb. I sympathize with him. My life would be so much easier and my power would be so much more graceful if only I knew everything there is to know. That’s why I’m a little jealous of you in the weeks ahead. You may not be supremely authoritative about every single subject, but you’ll have access to far more intuitive wisdom than usual, and you’ll be making extra good use of those analytical understandings. Bonus: You’ll also be absorbing new lessons at an elevated rate. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): John Tyler was president of the United States from 1841-’45. Believe it or not, two of his grandsons are still alive. They’re Lyon Gardiner Tyler and Harrison Ruffin Tyler, born late in the life of their father, who was born late in John Tyler’s life. I invite you to find some equally amazing connection you have to the past. How is your destiny linked to the long ago and faraway? I suspect you may find that distant history more vital and important than usual in the weeks ahead. Rob Brezsny firstname.lastname@example.org SEPTEMBER 27- OCTOBER 3, 2011 | FOLIO WEEKLY | 51
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efore embarking upon another day of writing, thinking, cursing Thomas Wolfe for his talent, thanking Thomas Wolfe for his talent and generally loving my life (even if Comcast can SUCK IT for their utterly unreliable Internet connection), I took a moment to smell the roses. Literally. I went outside and smelled the roses I saved from my fiancé’s damnable desire to let weeds thrive. “You mean the ones with pretty purple flowers?” he asked, adorably, after they’d been massacred by my murderous garden-glove-clad hands. Upon disentangling myself from the olfactory wonderland of the rose bushes, I fetched a bouquet of the wildflowers that grow in our yard, excited to identify a hotpink addition to the dandelions, daisies and whatever those blue flowers are. My National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida, which every household should have for their home state and region, informed me that the flowers of the hour are Pink Purslane, also known as Rose Moss. It further revealed that the gorgeous butterfly I saw flittering about the backyard is a Giant Swallowtail. Something about identifying things with “giant” in the name makes one feel such sense of accomplishment. The Audubon Society book also told me that as caterpillars, the creatures have “brown with large white patches, and red horns.” Red horns! How cool is that? Guess I’ve found a new goal: stalking a Giant Swallowtail caterpillar to see its awesome red horns. Excitement abounds. Placing the plucked wonders from the yard into a tiny flowered porcelain vase, I recalled an observation my betrothed had made about my character Sunday night, on our way home from a delicious feast at Crazy Sushi. I don’t recall exactly what we were talking about … All right, that’s a lie, we were talking about the fact that when he woke up from an earlier nap, he found me watching “Glee,” of all things, via the awesome OnDemand feature available on Comcast’s cable package (until my Internet works 24/7, I’m still mad at you, though. And, YES, for the thousandth time, I turned the modem off for five minutes. It still doesn’t work!). Since it was impossible to claim that I’d accidentally hit the “play” button and watched
45 minutes of the show, I copped to my secret “Glee” addiction with as much dignity as a 30-year-old woman can muster when admitting to liking a show about teenagers who sing and dance in a choral club and think people older than 25 are old. Which is roughly the same amount of pride that a politician has when admitting that he indulged in crack whores in a motel room paid for by the state. After catching his breath from a second round of laughter about the “Glee” revelation, he said, “You know, I just realized that underneath all that feminist West Virginia mountainwoman stuff, you’re really a total girly-girl.” My secret out (there’s no denying one’s
historical accuracy) as they both lament upon her inferior “woman thinking” before breaking into song. Not kidding. I wanted to yell at the TV, “Put her back! Make her Calamity again; this Jane bitch is spineless!” Blows to the fight for women’s liberation aside, I have noticed that a lot of modern women believe that they have to disassociate themselves from their femininity to be taken seriously. This, ladies, is a self-imposed form of chauvinism. There’s nothing shameful or inferior about being ladylike or girly and, for those of you who squeal at the sight of insects and sneer at any woman who dares deviate from Miss Manner’s teachings, there’s nothing wrong with choosing
I copped to my secret “Glee” addiction with as much dignity as a 30-year-old woman can muster when admitting to liking a show about teenagers who sing and dance in a choral club. femininity when caught watching “Glee”), I took a deep breath, straightened my back, pulled my chin up and said, “It’s true. I like pink dresses and red toenail polish and movies about cheerleading. I watch Lifetime, I’ve seen ‘The Notebook’ and ‘Steel Magnolias’ approximately thirty-seven thousand times apiece and I’ll watch them again almost every time they’re on, dammit. Oh, and I want to look pretty every single day.” Well, I might not have said exactly that, but you get the gist. Jokes aside, I’m not ashamed of those things, because I feel comfortable with myself as a woman. So I pick flowers, smell roses, paint my nails and love musicals. So what? I don’t have to compromise my femininity to reconcile my belief that women are equal to men — which (for those of you who still think feminist means man-hating butch) is what being a feminist is. I might cook dinner every night, have control over the interior decorations of our home and smile gratefully when men hold doors open for me, but that doesn’t mean I’m not an intellectual or a feminist. I am a feminine feminist. And those two facets of my character are not at all mutually exclusive. The fallacy that one must be either feminine or a feminist reminds me of a movie I recently watched, “Calamity Jane.” Doris Day plays Calamity Jane, who, in the beginning, is an independent woman ahead of her time. She lives alone (a very dangerous situation for most women on the frontier; basically like putting out a sign that says “Please rape and murder me”), walks, talks and dresses like a man and has the respect of the men in town because she just so happens to be one of the best shots in the West. But Calamity is lonely, so she sets out to woo herself a mate with the help of a woman who is nothing if not Calamity’s polar opposite. Before the end of the movie, she’s picking flowers, wearing frilly pink dresses, having abandoned her pistols and buckskin, and being crushed into the arms of Wild Bill Hickok (the makers of the movie didn’t care much for
not to be, either. Women of either type can be so committed to tearing each other down for their differences and associating themselves with one camp or another that they not only antagonize one another, but deny themselves so much that is enjoyable and fulfilling in life. Look around and you’ll see it. It’s the professional woman in a pantsuit sneering at the cookie-baking homemaker at the PTA meeting because she “has to work and doesn’t have time to bake cookies” when, really, she wants that recipe; it’s the sundress-wearer lounging in the shade criticizing the one woman playing flag football, because she would like to play but doesn’t understand the game; it’s telling a little girl that if she wants to be a princess, she can’t also be a cowgirl. We would better advance women’s status in society if instead of insulting one another for our differences, we commended each other for our abilities and proclivities, and endeavored to learn new things. So go ahead and ask for that recipe. And after the game’s over, see if she’ll teach you the rules so you can play next time. And let that little girl wear her tiara with a gun belt and tell her that she’s Princess Cowgirl, the fastest shot in the West who wears the prettiest boots (just like Calamity Jane would’ve been if I’d written that script). So this weekend, I might don a pair of coveralls and use a three-pound sledgehammer to put tomato stakes in the ground for our fall garden, do a little fishing, and finish up the afternoon on the porch with dirt on my face and fish guts under my painted fingernails as I drink an ice-cold Mad Manatee from Bold City Brewery (a beer so delectably robust, it must be chewed before swallowing). And maybe afterward, I’ll put on my favorite sundress, watch “Clueless” for the five thousandth time and bake a nice casserole with the fish I caught and cleaned on a stump in the yard. You don’t have to choose between being like a girl, and correspondingly patronized but desirable, or being like a man, and correspondingly respected but non-sexual. You can be more than that. You can be a woman. Claire Goforth
Goforth lives in Northeast Florida.
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