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TABLE OF CONTENTS BEHIND THE SCENES AT

EVENTS

THE HUNGER

12 EVENTS CALENDAR

GAMES

GAINESVILLE GRUB 36 39 40 41 42

RESTAURANT GUIDE LATE NIGHT MUNCHIES RESTAURANT CHART RESTAURANT MAP RESTAURANT REVIEW: TEMPO BISTRO TO GO 43 RESTAURANT REVIEW: SMOKEHOUSE DOWNTOWN BBQ

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24 NIGHTLIFE LISTINGS

HEALTH & FITNESS

MOVIES 20 FILM 20 REEL RENTALS

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DISTRIBUTION MANAGER OPERATIONS MANAGER COLUMNISTS

RACHEL RAKOCZY ALEXANDRIA UGARTE KYLE EDWARDS ANNABELLE BROOKS AURA FRANCO KEILANI RODRIGUEZ KYLE EDWARDS RACHEL SALE GREG ALLARD PETE ZIMEK CAROLYNE SALT BRANDON WARF RYAN MCDOWELL LORI WHITE JASON ANTHONY CRAIG DETHOMASIS

GREG ALLARD JOHN DAVISSON BRAD MCKAY

PRAIRIE MILLER WADE POWELL

STAFF WRITERS JOSH BAUER JENNIFER COLEMAN SARAH LOFTUS

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YOUNG PEOPLE WHO DO OLD THINGS THE NEW FACES OF LOCAL COMEDY MEET OUR COVER MODEL CONTEST FINALISTS GATOR BASEBALL PLAYER-PRIMER

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GREG ALLARD OLGA BRAHOLLARI JOHN DAVISSON

WORKOUT

This month, Jessika Armstrong, 27, showed off her skills as this month’s fitness model. Jessika is a medical assistant, and aside from exercising (weight training is her favorite), she lists eating and spending time with family and friends as her favorite things to do. Jessika stays in shape with help from her trainer, INsite columnist Jason Anthony, even when that means doing her least favorite exercise: “Anything cardiovascular in nature.” Hidden talent: Jessica used to be a gymnast!

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COVER IMAGE by Rob Foldy. All clothes from HAVEN HOSPICE ATTIC at 300 Northwest 8th Avenue.

Like what you see? Keilani Rodriguez, 20, is part of the reason. This design intern and sophomore journalism major worked on the fitness layout and revamped our calendar. Last month she got to assist on our cover photoshoot. “You can take all the journalism classes in the world, but I’m starting to realize that nothing compares to actual experience.” Keilani keeps busy with school, INsite and her job as a Starbucks barista at the Hub, but finds time for cycling and watching NBC comedies. The Miami native hopes to someday work as a writer, photographer and designer for a magazine like Wired. Hidden talent: She has been practicing Jeet Kune Do, a martial art created by Bruce Lee, for seven years.

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Although sometimes the “transitional” nature of Gainesville can be a bummer, it brings a silver lining: There are always new people bringing new excitement and ideas to town. This month, I was excited to meet both students and locals who have broken the mold, whether it’s through improvisational comedy or bird-watching (who knew?). Part of my job includes helping to decide who we feature and what merits recognition. In a town full of talent and energy, this isn’t easy. So this month, you can help us decide who becomes the next star; go online to vote in our Cover Model Contest to pick who you’d like to see on our cover. At the end of the day, we all have a hidden “talent” (or not so hidden, in the case of our Gator baseball stars) —what’s yours?

Maghan editor@insitegainesville.com

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35 GOTTA TRY IT: PILOXING 46 4 WAYS TO TRAIN THE CORE

EDITOR’S LETTER

For this issue, photographer Rob Foldy, 25, provided fitness photos, baseball photos and the Bridesmaids-inspired cover image. Though this Dania Beach native considers himself a sports photographer (he’s had photos used by ESPN and Sports Illustrated), Rob enjoys being able to expand his photography outside of that realm. He thought it was really cool that the local GTN news station stopped by as they were shooting the cover image. “I wish I would have known they were coming—I would have brushed my hair.” Hidden talent: Rob is a member of poprock band Of Valleys, and has deejayed since he was 10.

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Rebelution recently played at the Ritz Ybor in Tampa on their Peace of Mind Tour. The tour is a celebration of their latest CD Peace of Mind, which the band released this month on their own label, 87 Music. The CD is a unique three-disc set that includes the regular, acoustic and dub version of all 12 songs. Rebelution’s melodic take on reggae has helped the band grow organically over the past eight years. Now one of the top reggae bands, Rebelution sold out the venue. They brought two opening acts with them, rapper Pep Love and singer The Grouch. Rebelution played a generous set that was almost two hours long and featured half of the latest CD as well as old favorites. I like Rebelution’s music because the songs feature a variety of

new material from his new album Wonderland, which is already top 10 on iTunes. Aoki is known for his antics onstage while mixing beats, and this show was no exception. The crowd was sprayed with liquor, champagne, soda, juice and water. Aoki capped it off by throwing a huge bucket of ice water, and he even dumped a cake on one fan up front. He had a hose to spew fog over the fans and a raft so fans could crowd surf in style. Steve himself crowd surfed several times too, sans raft. The fans loved it and were begging for more when his set ended. When he talked between tracks, it was clear he loves playing in Gainesville as much as Gainesville loves hearing him play.

textures and grooves. Eric Rachmany gets a nice variety of sounds out of his guitars. He also probably has more pedal effects for his guitar than he has songs in his repertoire. I’m not sure how he keeps the settings straight in his head. He even played acoustic guitar on one of the songs, which doesn’t happen often at reggae shows. The show was a great example of how the band wins over its fans with excellent shows. The fans enthusiastically received the band, often waving hands and cellphones in the air. Eric made a comment about how the band appreciates the fans supporting independent music. With so many opportunities available to artists on the Internet, independent music continues to grow, and that is a wonderful change in the music industry.

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The Vault hosted a sold-out EDM party with Steve Aoki, and EDM fans turned out in their ďŹ nest club clothes for the show. Fashion was not the prerogative, however, as many fans were not wearing much at all. Despite the chilly weather outside, it was a hot, sweaty show inside. I got there in time for a set by Gainesville’s own Vijay Seixas (DJ Vi). He had the packed venue shaking, hopping and grooving to his mixes. Somebody has to break out Adele at an EDM show, and Vijay dropped it near the end of his 90-minute set. The main attraction was Steve Aoki, who came on at midnight for the start of Friday the 13th and upped the party atmosphere for 90 minutes. He mixed some classics and some

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Tycho headlined a bill at Double Down Live showcasing several facets of electronic music. It’s not all about EDM. It’s just a different way to create music of different varieties. Double Down Live is bringing some great music to Gainesville and this show is one of the reasons it’s great to be able to check out new sounds in a good club. Hundred Waters played ďŹ rst and had the largest ensemble, which included both analog and electronic instruments. Only the second show played by this Gainesville band, its music was cheerful, upbeat and infectious. Beacon, a New York electronic duo on tour with Tycho, was featured in the middle slot. Their music was moody but rhythmic, like post-modern ambient soul music that reects emotion. They played with the lights low as if there was something to hide.

Tycho, aka Scott Hansen, played a nice set of ambient electronic soundscapes for an appreciative crowd. The Tycho band consisted of a bassist, an occasional guitarist and a drummer, who was very busy trying to keep up with the implied rhythms of Scott’s keys, knobs and pedals. Scott also played some guitar when not busy triggering and twiddling the electronic music. The lighting was supplied by a projected video on a giant screen behind the band, which bathed the group in dynamic light and gave abstract context to the soundscapes with seemingly unrelated imagery. The video showed bizarre footage in strange colors – the kind of psychedelic movement one would expect from San Francisco hippie bands. Scott, who is the visual artist who created the optical accompaniment, is from San Fran.

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Hot Tickets THE FLORIDA THEATRE (Gainesville) Apr 10 – Portugal. The Man, The Lonely Forest Apr 11 – Driveby Truckers DOUBLE DOWN LIVE (Gainesville) Mar 8 – The Future Now, Hawks, So Pastel Mar 10 – Frankenstein Brothers (Buckethead, That One Guy), Wolff, Tuba Mar 11 – Amy Ray, The Shadowboxers Mar 16 – A Wilhelm Scream, Savage Brewtality, Asshole Parade, Kill You Dead Mar 17 – Hours Eastly, Danka Mar 18 – Comedy Competition: UF vs FSU Mar 21 – Bone Thugs & Harmony Mar 23 – Wolfgang Mar 24 – Legendary JC’s, Uncle Morty’s Rhythm Cream, Savants of Soul Mar 29 – Breathe Carolina, The Ready Set, Ashland High, Romance on a Rocketship, Matt Toka Mar 30 – Heavy Petty Apr 4 – Dr. Fameus Apr 5 – Cope, The Duppies Apr 12 – The Red Elvises, dbl wide, Nook Heavy Petty & Cranny Apr 13 – Go Radio, There for Tomorrow, Tonight Alive, Tyler Carter Apr 15 – Roomful of Blues Apr 18 – Dick Dale Apr 20 – Shi**y Beatles Apr 24 – Melvins, Unsane May 3 – Cannibel Corpse, Exhumed, Abysmal Dawn, Arkaik, Ebullition May 17 – Heartless Bastards THE HARD ROCK LIVE (Orlando) Mar 13 – Experience Hendrix Mar 16 – Jay and Silent Bob Get Old Mar 17 – Flynnville Train, Shanytown Mar 23 – George Lopez Mar 24 – Little Big Town Mar 29 – Snow Patrol, Ed Sheeran Apr 13 – Kevin James Apr 19 – Gypsy Kings Apr 20 – Fresh Beat Band CAPITOL THEATRE (Clearwater) Mar 10 – Henry Rollins Mar 17 – Roger McGuinn Mar 22 – Glen Campbell Mar 23 – Wilson Phillips Mar 25 – David Benoit Mar 29 – Jake Shimabukuro THE RUTH ECKERD HALL (Clearwater) Feb 17 – Paul Anka Mar 13 – Moody Blues Mar 15 – Experience Hendrix with Billy Cox, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Johnson, Moody Blues Robbie Krieger, Brad Whitford, Bootsy Collins, David Hidalgo, and more Mar 18 – Bob Newhart Mar 21 – Glen Campbell Mar 22 – Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt Mar 23 – Tony Bennett Mar 25 – Neil Sedaka Mar 28 – Diana Krall Mar 29 – Martin Short Apr 5 – Johnny Mathis Apr 11 – Daughtry Apr 19- Fresh Beat Band Apr 20 – Chicago Apr 24 – Elvis Costello May 10, 11 – Eddie Vedder Jun 15 – Happy Together tour with Grassroots, Turtles, Buckinghams, Gary Puckett Jul 1 – Ringo Starr THE FLORIDA THEATRE (Jax) Mar 11 – Big Head Todd & the Monsters Mar 21 – Wilson Phillips Mar 22 – Anoushka Shankar

Mar 25 – Glen Campbell Mar 30 – Jake Simabukuro Apr 12 – Tower of Power Apr 18 – The Fresh Beat Band Apr 27 – Elvis Costello AMWAY CENTER (Orlando) Mar 10 – Elton John Mar 31 – Red Hot Chili Peppers (rescheduled) Apr 14 – Van Halen May 3 – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers May 4 – Nickelback, Elton John Bush, Seether, My Darkest Days June 16 – Roger Waters VETERAN’S MEMORIAL ARENA (Jax) Apr 16 – Van Halen May 10 – Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, Thompson Square PONTE VEDRA CONCERT HALL (Ponte Vedra) Mar 11 – Henry Rollins Mar 30 – Suzy Boggus Apr 5 – Gallagher Apr 12 – Over the Rhine May 24 – Edgar Winter Band ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE (St. Augustine) Mar 16 – Experience Hendrix Mar 17 – Moody Blues Mar 19 – Bill Clinton Mar 20 – Tony Bennett Mar 23 – Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt Moody Blues Apr 13 – Martina McBride Apr 27 – Rise Against, A Day to Remember, Title Fight May 2 – Beach Boys May 4 – The Fray TAMPA BAY TIMES FORUM (formerly St. Pete Times Forum) (Tampa) Mar 23 – Bruce Springsteen Mar 29 – Red Hot Chili Peppers (rescheduled) Apr 12 – Van Halen Apr 20 - Jo Dee Messina Apr 21 – Rammstein Apr 28 – 98Rockfest with Evanescence, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Halestorm, POD, Trivium Jun 3 – Neil Diamond Jun 28 - Coldplay THE RITZ (Tampa)

Young the Giant

Mar 9 – Excision Mar 13 – We Came as Romans, Woe is Me, Emmure, Blessthefall, Color Morale Mar 17 – Young the Giant Apr 11 – Portugal. The Man, The Lonely Forest Apr 12 – Driveby Truckers Jun 5 – City and Colour Jun 6 – Two Door Cinema Club

FREEBIRD LIVE (Jax) Mar 9 – Toots & the Maytals Mar 10 – Badfish Mar 15 – Frankenstein Brothers, Wolff Mar 16 – Young the Giant, Grouplove Mar 24 – Katchafire Mar 26 – Hot Chelle Rae, Cady Groves, Electric Touch Mar 30 – Frontiers (Journey tribute) Apr 5 – Cannibal Corpse, Exhumed, Abysmal Dawn, Arkaik Apr 18 – Gwar, Ghoul, Kylesa, Legacy of Disorder May 9 – The Recorruptour with White Chapel, Miss May I, After The Burial, Within The Ruins, The Plot In You

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WITH A ROYAL RAPSCALLION

Be entertained by America’s Got Talent finalist Prince Poppycock at the Hippodrome Theatre on March 23. Prince Poppycock describes himself as a “gallivanting little minx of a royal rapscallion.” The Prince, who is also known as John Quale, realized his passion for music when he was a child, and he began working with a professional opera by 11 years old. His quest for musical enlightenment brought him to the finals in NBC’s America’s Got Talent in 2010. “The more I learn, the more I know just how much farther I have to go,” he says. This musical entertainer never performs the same show twice, and he has a few unique tricks up his sleeve for Gainesville. The Prince will only perform one show, and he promises it will be a good one. General admission tickets are $45 and the show starts at 8pm. When a life is on the line, you can trust a firefighter. And when these life-savers take a day off, they do it in the name of charity. The Firefighter’s Ball at the UF Hilton is an opportunity for music, dancing, food, drink and a silent auction that benefits Camp Amigo, a North Central Florida children’s burn survivor summer camp, located at Billy Jo Rish State Park. “It’s all about the kids,” says Tracey Higdon, the president of the Gainesville firefighters. “This camp lets them build a bond and kids of all ages become good friends through the camp.” The silent auction boasts more than $2,000 of goods to bid on, including basketball tickets to the Florida vs. Georgia game, a scenic cruise in St. Augustine and park hopping passes at Disney. The event begins at 6pm on March 17 and is themed for St. Patrick’s Day. Admission is $50. For tickets, call 352-745-0272.

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Swim, bike and run your way through the University of Florida campus with the UF triathlon team’s Supersprint Triathlon. UF’s triathlon club, the TriGators, have designed a USA Triathlon (USAT) sanctioned triathlon that is “the perfect race for newcomers and veterans alike,” says race coordinator Clayton Cozzan. This race consists of a 250 meter pool swim, a 3.6 mile bike around Lake Alice, and a 1.2 mile run, all located on the scenic UF campus. Each participant will get a hand-painted tile and race sponsors have provided age-group prizes as well as raffle prizes. Students may race for $20 and non-students are $30. If you register the day of the race, the cost is $35. A one-day membership to USAT must be purchased for $12 if you’re not already a USAT member. Transition and set up for the race begins at 6:30am on Sunday, April 1. The race begins at 8:15am. Register at www.trigators.com.

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YOUR WAY TO THE PHILLIPS CENTER Hear, see and feel the percussions of STOMP at the Phillips Center March 30 and 31. This unconventional exhibit of beats uses everything you’ll never find in an orchestra pit; hubcaps, brooms, newspapers, garbage cans and bags are juggled, dropped and pounded to bring music to life. And the show isn’t relegated to your ears. STOMP incorporates a fast-paced dance and gymnastics act that keeps audiences of all ages enthralled. The show began in 1991 in the United Kingdom but has traveled around the globe, entertaining audiences in sold-out theaters for two decades. In a week of practices and performances, the crew goes through a variety of different percussion tools and instruments that make their show unique, including four blocks of athlete’s chalk, 12 boxes of matches, 53 gallons of water and 15 pounds of sand. How’s that for a little noise? Shows are at 2pm and 7:30pm, and tickets start at $40 (for non-students). See performingarts.ufl.edu.

support LOCAL business Not only will you be able to learn more about the city in which you live, but you’ll be helping children in pain at the Gainesville Community Fest on March 17. Part of the proceeds of the event goes towards Kids Kicking Cancer. As this is the first year of the festival, “We aim to strengthen local bonds and introduce people to unique resources and services found right here at home,” says spokesperson Richard Dreher. “Gainesville is truly a unique place and we want people to take pride in their community.” The entrance to the fest, at the Alachua County Fairgrounds, is packed with local companies like Gator Crossfit, the Gainesville Dining and Nightlife Meetup Group and the Gainesville Adventure Meetup Group. Once you’ve meandered through those exhibits, you’ll be able to see lions and tigers from Single Vision, elephant rides brought by All About Elephants, a rock wall from Gainesville Rock Gym, live music from local bands, a mini Gainesville art walk, food, drinks, and more. The fun starts at 10am and tickets are $5 in advance and $7.50 at the door, with lowered rates for children and students. Visit gainesvillecommunityfest.com.

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MARCH

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Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals at the Gainesville Raceway. Harn Community Arts Showcase at the Doris, 6pm. The Future Now, Hawks, So Pastel at Double Down Live, 9pm.

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Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals at the Gainesville Raceway. Thomas Center Paint Out at the Matheson Museum, 10am. Hats, Hearts and Handbags at the Hilton UF Conference Center, 11am. Spring Promenade at the Thomas Center, 6pm.

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Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals at the Gainesville Raceway. Antique Tractor and Car Day at the Dudley Farm Historic State Park, 9am. North Central Florida Home Show at the O’Connell Center, 10am. Thomas Center Paint Out at the Thomas Center, 10am.

Junior League’s Tour of Kitchens in Gainesville, 10am. Danscompany’s Spring Concert featuring The Wiz at the Phillips Center, 1:30 and 7pm. Italian Winemakers wine tasting at the ABC Liquor on Newberry, 4pm. Region 4: Transformation through Imagination at the Thomas Center Mezzanine Gallery, 5pm. Spring Promenade at the Thomas Center, 6pm. Frankenstein Bros featuring Buckethead & That 1 Guy, Wolff and Tuba at Double Down Live.

11 SUNDAY Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals at the Gainesville Raceway. Cruisin’ for Fossil Primates at the Florida Museum, 2pm. Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls, the Shadowboxers at Double Down Live, 6pm. Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie at the Phillips Center, 7:30pm. A Service of Compline at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 8pm.

12 MONDAY

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at the Phillips Center, 7:30pm.

EVENTS

13 TUESDAY Campus Green Caffeine at Pugh Hall, 8am. Richard Heinberg, “The End of Growth” at the Pugh Hall Ocora, 6pm. Dr. Pedro Jose Greer- Medical Care and the Homeless: It’s No Laughing Matter at the Bob Graham Center, 6pm.

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SUMMER JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR

Latin American Folk Tales at the Alachua County Headquarters, 10:30am. Richard Heinberg, “The End of Growth” at Pugh Hall Ocora, 6pm. Fetishh! at Tall Paul’s Brew House, 10pm.

The Summer Job and Internship Fair at the Reitz Union Colonnade on March 22 offers an opportunity to match students with employers and positions that will look stunning on a resume. The fair starts at 10 am and is free.

15 THURSDAY

Smart Nutrition for Busy Nonprofit Professionals at Santa Fe Cied, 9am. Spring into Spring Brunch at the Gainesville Garden Club, 10:30am. Heroes and Victims: The Burden of Memory in Post-1945 Romania at Dauer Hall (University of Florida), 3:30pm. Fred Kirschenmann at the Carleton Auditorium, 6:15pm. Echoing Air Concert at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 7:30pm. Law Law Palooza at Double Down Live, 8pm.

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16 FRIDAY VISA Pageant at the Rion Ballroom, 6:30pm. Musicology Colloquium Series: Wendy Heller at the University Auditorium, 1:55pm. Splendor 2012: Backstage Magic at the Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion, 6:30pm. Jan Marshall Mediumship Demonstration at Unity of Gainesville, 7:30pm. UnBalanced Connection Concert: An Evening of Electroacoustic Art at the School

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EVENTS of Music, 7:30pm. A Wilhelm Scream, Savage Brewtality, Asshole Parade, Kill You Dead at Double Down Live, 9pm.

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SATURDAY

St. Patrick’s Day Great American Cleanup at Westside Park, 8am. Trail of Payne 10k at Micanopy, 8:30am. Health Fair and India Fest 2012 at the Santa Fe Gym, 9am. Gainesville Community Fest at the Alachua County Fairgrounds, 10am. Irish Mary Brunch at Loosey’s Pub, 10am. Can You Dig It? at The Florida Museum, 10am. Irish String Band at Loosey’s Pub, 11am. Pipe Organ Demonstration at the University Auditorium, 1pm. Run/Walk for Haven at the Tioga Town Center, 2pm. Pieces of the Past: A Vintage Quilt Display at Harvest Village, 2pm. Crazy Woman Farm Tour at the Crazy Woman Farm, 2pm. The Firefighter’s Ball at the Hilton (University of Florida), 6pm. Come for Dinner…St. Patrick’s Day at Gannon’s Pub and Grill, 6:30pm. Dedication of the Bayard Rustin Community Meeting Room at the Pride Community Center, 7pm. Hours Eastly, Danka at Double Down Live, 9pm. Shamrock the Night Away at Loosey’s Pub, 9pm. The Tricycle Chiefs at the Atlantic, 11pm.

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18 SUNDAY Pilobus Dance Theatre at the Phillips Center, 2pm. Carillon Recital at the Century Tower Carillon, 3pm. 3 Gallery Talk: Kerry Oliver-Smith, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Harn, 3pm. TBS Rooftop Comedy Tour: National Comedy Competition (UF vs. FSU) at Double Down Live, 8pm.

19 MONDAY Young Concert Artist: Jeanine De Bique at the Squitieri Studio Theatre, 7:30pm. Before You Tie the Knot: A Premarital Workshop at The Alachua County Extension Office, 5:30pm.

20 TUESDAY Primavera opens at the Doris. Steve Bousquet: Florida State Legislature 2012 Session Review at the Bob Graham Center, 6pm. Working for Food Justice at the Civic Media Center, 6pm. Words from the Earth: Uncovering Our First Colony Through Archaeology at Leonardo’s 706, 6:30pm. Santa Fe Music Ensemble Concert at the Fine Arts Hall, 7:30pm. Faculty Chamber Music Series Concert at the Music Building, 7:30pm.

THIS MONTH AT THE HIPP Be part of an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience or get a chance to meet a television star this month at Gainesville’s historic Hippodrome Theatre. March’s events are diverse and intriguing! If you still haven’t caught the Hipp’s most recent mainstage production, Over the Tavern, you have until March 18. Over the Tavern is an entertaining comedy about growing up in the 1950s and learning to deal with typical family drama. When 12-year-old Rudy, the youngest of the Pazinski family, starts to question his family’s ideals and the Roman Catholic beliefs he’s been raised with, the whole family’s world is flipped upsidedown. You’ll surely fall off your chair laughing when Rudy tells Sister Clarissa that he would rather shop around for a more “fun” religion than go through with his confirmation. Shakespeare’s classic play A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be gracing the Hipp’s mainstage in April, but before the lights are turned down and the curtain opens, you can be a part of a special

behind-the-scenes experience. A ticket to A Midsummer Night’s Dream Play Observership will allow you to witness the first rehearsal with cast read-thru, designer presentations, observation of rehearsals and other elements of the artistic process, and admittance to a preview performance. Tickets cost $75. Also this month, don’t miss A Royal Good Time with Prince Poppycock, star of NBC’s hit show America’s Got Talent. His beautiful voice, extravagant costumes and captivating charm are sure to dazzle in this one-night-only performance. The show is on Friday, March 23 at 8pm. General admission tickets are $45. While you’re at the Hipp don’t forget to check out the art and the cinema. The Gainesville Art Walk on the last Friday of the month features work from great local and national artists. Ticket prices for all regular theater performances run from $12 to $30 and can be purchased at www. thehipp.org or by phone at 352-375-4477.

—Alexandria Ugarte

21 WEDNESDAY 22 THURSDAY Foundation Legacy Event: A Celebration of Our Past, Present and Future at the Northern Trust Bank, 6pm. Bone Thugs ‘n Harmony at Double Down Live, 8pm.

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Summer Job and Internship Fair at the Reitz Union Colonnade, 10am. Primavera Kick Off at the Santa Fe Fine Arts Hall Tod Siler: “The Artsicence of MetaMorphing:


EVENTS How Analogies Inspire Wonder, Awakening our Curiousity, Creativity and Innovative Thinking,” at the Harn Museum, 6:30pm. Hee Jung Kang, Faculty Piano Recital at the Music Building, 7:30pm.

23 FRIDAY Hoppin’ on the Fossil Freeway at the Florida Museum, 6pm. Celtic Crossroads at the Phillips Center, 7:30pm. Die Fledermous (Johann Strauss II) at the University Auditorium, 7:30pm. A Royal Good Time With Prince Poppycock at the Hippodrome Theatre, 8pm. Wolfgang at Double Down Live, 9pm.

24 SATURDAY March for Babies Alachua at Westwood Middle School athletic field, 7am. “Walk the Talk” Walk for Epilepsy at Kanapaha Park, 8am. Giddy Up Gators 5k at Flavet Field, 8am. Spring Garden Festival at the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 9am. NHRDA Gator Diesel Drags at the Gainesville Raceway, 12pm. VISA Benefit Ball at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom, 8pm. Vijay Iyer Trio at the University Auditorium, 7:30pm. Dance Gainesville! Ballroom Dance at the Senior Recreation Center, 7:30pm. Legendary JC’s, Uncle Morty’s Rhythm Cream, Savants of Soul at Double Down Live, 9pm.

25 SUNDAY Suwannee Springfest Music Festival at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park 5k to Heal at the SouthWest Rec Center, 8:30am. Spring Garden Festival at the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 10am. Auditions for Agnes of God at the Vam York Theater, 7pm. Bowl For Kids Sake at Splitz Bowling Center, 4pm. A Service of Lenten Lessons and Music at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 5pm. Puttin’ on the Ritz at Santa Fe Community College, 6pm. Peking Acrobats at the Phillips Center, 7:30pm.

28 WEDNESDAY Reader’s Theatre at McQuire G15, 4pm. Josh Feinberg, Guest Star Recital at MUB 101, 7:30pm. Sustainable Sweets Soiree at Sarkara Sweets, 6pm. Young Frankenstein at the Phillips Center, 7:30pm.

29 THURSDAY Dine in the Dark: Energy Awareness Party at Fresh Food Company at Broward Dining, 5:30pm. Gerald Nelson at the Carleton Auditorium, 6pm. Breathe Carolina, The Ready Set, Ashland High, Romance on a Rocketship, Matt Toka at Double Down Live, 6pm. David S. Goodsell at the Genetic Auditorium, room 101, 6:30pm. Chip Lord at FAB, 6:30pm. Milos Karadaglic at the Squitieri Theatre, 7:30pm. UF Wind Symphony at the University Auditorium, 7:30pm.

30 FRIDAY Opening Celebration Member Party in the David A. Cofrin Asian Art Wing at the Harn Museum. Playful Escapes: Elephants at the Florida Museum, 8:30am. From the Drum Set to the Rhythm Box: Bossa Nova and the New Brazilian Rhythm in the 1960’s and 70’s at MUB, 1:55pm. Brook Singer Lecture at the Thomas Center Main Gallery, 5pm. STOMP at the Phillips Center, 7:30pm. Jazz Bands Concerts at the University Auditorium, 7:30pm. Heavy Petty at Double Down Live, 9pm.

26 MONDAY Gainesville Community Band Spring Concert at the Phillips Center, 2pm. Clothing the Tang Elites: A Comparison of the Artistic and the Textual Records at the Harn, 6pm. History and Empathy: What We Can Learn from the Forgotten Orientalist Georg Ebers at Smathers Library, 7pm.

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27 TUESDAY Back to Our Roots: Worms in Your Dirt at the Student Organic Gardens, 4pm. CNN’s Katherine Green at the Bob Graham Center, 6pm. Joffrey Ballet at the Phillips Center, 7:30pm. Clarinet Choirs Concert at MUB 101, 7:30pm.

The Food For Thought Campaign is hosting a Sustainable Sweers Soiree at Sarkara Sweets on March 28 at 6pm. Sarkara Sweets is sustainable while indulging in their specialty: Delicious cupcakes with multiple gluten-free options and a new wine list.

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TBS ROOFTOP COMEDY TOUR UF has been chosen as one of 32 universities to compete for the title of funniest college students in the country. TBS is holding a first-round matchup between FSU and UF at Double Down Live on March 18 as part of their National Comedy Competition. The showdown begins at 9pm and doors open at 8pm. Tickets are $6.

02 MONDAY George Eumorfopolous and the Collecting of Chinese Art in Europe at the Harn Museum, 6pm. Sarah Vowell at the Phillips Center, 7:30pm. Jennifer Parker-Harley, guest flute recital at MUB 101, 7:30pm.

03 TUESDAY Viva Europe Short Films Tour at the Millhopper Branch Library, 6pm. Laura Stevenson and the Cans at 1982, 8pm.

04 WEDNESDAY Reader’s Theatre at McGuire G15, 4:30pm. Men’s Glee Club and Women’s Chorale at the University Auditorium, 7:30pm. Dr. Fameus at Double Down Live, 9pm.

05 THURSDAY “Sunshine Steelers” Steel Drum Band & Percussion Ensemble at MUB 101, 7:30pm.

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MUSEUMS, GALLERIES & GARDENS Florida Museum of Natural History: 846-2000 Butterfly Plant Sale, Fridays & Saturdays, 10am; Sundays, 1pm. Butterfly Release Saturdays & Sundays, 2pm. Dugout Canoes: Paddling through the Americas Birds of the World: From Science to Art Cruisin’ the Fossil Freeway Spring Break camps, two sessions per day, April 2-6 Focus Gallery: 273-3000 Analogous Thinking in Science & Art, March 5-April 4


EVENTS Grinter Gallery: 273-3044 Trading Traditions: Continuity, Innovation and Resource Use Among the Ye’kwana and Ayoreo, ends March 16 Reality and Circumstances: Paintings by Marco Razo, starts April 2 Kanapaha Botanical Gardens: 372- 4981 Spring Garden Festival March 24-25 President’s Hall: 395-5464 Welcome to My World, ends March 15 Spring Arts Festival Poster Artist: Kana Handel, starts March 20 SF Gallery: 352-395-5464 Welcome to My World, begins February 14 Digital Media Faculty Show, ends March 21 Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art: 392-9826 Vanishing Points: Paint and Paintings from the Debra and Dennis Scholl collection Verdant Earth and Teeming Seas: The Natural World in Ancient American Art Framing the Frame Highlights from the Modern Collection A Singular Vision: Recent Gifts from the Freundlich Collection Open Engagement: Strategies in Art, Love and War Sebastião Salgado: World Witness A Sense of Place: African Interiors David A. Cofrin Asian Art Wing- opens March 31 Jades: Imperial Material- opens March 31 Ceramics: Avenues of Exchange Korean Art: Collecting Treasures Sculptures: Religion in the Round Traditions and Modernities: China, India and Japan Thomas Center Galleries: 393-8532 Region4: Transformation Through Imagination, starts March 2 Mezzanine Gallery (secondary): starts March 10 University Gallery: 273-3000 2012 College of Fine Arts Student Juried Exhibition, ends March 16 MFA Thesis Candidates Exhibition I, March 27-April 6 The Doris: 352-505-5062 Sunday Soirees, 4pm. Beginning drawing Beginning clay Life drawing class Watercolors Introduction to ceramic sculpture Oil painting Printmaking 101 Friday Pottery Hippodrome Gallery: 375-4477 Sara Morsey, ends April 2

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens invites you to learn about gardening and landscaping on March 24 and 25, while being entertained with crafts, exhibits and food, at the annual Spring Garden Festival. Admission is $8 for adults. Santa Fe’s Fine Arts Hall Voices, Minds and Hearts: The Haiti Project, April 5-9.

NIGHTLIFE & WEEKEND ACTIVITIES

MONDAY

Tom Miller Summer Unspectacular (Open Mic) at The Laboratory. Hot Mess at the U.C. Mug Night Monday at Fubar. Burger night at Copper Monkey. Pour Till You Score at Sweet Mel’s/Naughty Mel’s. Jazz at Emiliano’s Café, 6:30pm. Hospitality night at Tall Paul’s Brew House. HOB appreciation night at Gainesville House of Beer. MNF at Gator City. Piloxing at the Millhopper Branch Library, 7:30pm. Team Trivia at Loosey’s Longshot, 7:30pm. \m/etal \m/ondays at Mars Pub & Laser Tag. Trivia at The Midnight, 9pm. Service Night at Boca Fiesta. Mug Night at EndZone

TUESDAY

THEATERS & FILM Acrosstown Repertory Theatre: 352-538-5516 The Aunts, starts March 30 Black Box Theatre (UF campus): 392-1653 Gainesville Community Playhouse: 376-4949 Thoroughly Modern Millie, starts March 23 Hippodrome Theatre: 375-4477 Over the Tavern, starts Feb. 22 A Midsummer Night’s Dream Play Observership, select dates Junior Ensemble (Spring Break camp), April 2-6 Teen Ensemble (Spring Break camp), April 2-6 Constans Theatre: 392-1653 She Stoops to Conquer, March 30-31, April 1, April 3-7

SPRING GARDEN FESTIVAL

$5 AUCD Video DJ-JD at Grog House. Reggae Revival Tuesdays at Double Down Live. Trivia Tuesdays at Gator City. Brewery Pint Night at Gainesville House of Beer. Koozie Toozday at Fubar. Trivia at The Laboratory, 7:30pm. Twitch! at the U.C. $2 Tuesdays at Mother’s Pub. Gainesville Comedy Showcase at 1982. PBR Night at Sweet Mel’s/Naughty Mel’s. Tipsy Tuesday AUCD at Tall Paul’s Brew House. Wine classes at Half Cork’d, last Tuesday of every month. Karaoke with DJ Wolfman at Rockey’s Piano Bar. Hospitality night at Gainesville House of Beer. $2 island Tuesdays at EndZone. Rock ‘n Roll Vinyl Night at Loosey’s Longshot. TwoCan Tuesdays at Mars Pub & Laser Tag. Tankard Tuesdays at The Midnight.

WEDNESDAY

Farmers’ market at Downtown Community Plaza, 4pm. Wednesday night jazz at Emiliano’s Café, 6:30pm.

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EVENTS Comedy Showcase at Mother’s Pub. Wheel Wednesdays at Fubar. Retro night at the Dirty Bar. Wine Down Wednesday at Tall Paul’s Brew House. Jazz at Emiliano’s Café. Guy’s Night at EndZone. Ladies night at Copper Monkey. Ladies night at Gator City.

Ladies night at Grog House. Ladies night with DJ Shea at XS. 2-4-1 wells for ladies at Sweet Mel’s/Naughty Mel’s. National stand-up comedians at Rockey’s Dueling Piano Bar. Vinyl Vednesdays at Mars Pub & Laser Tag. Live acoustic music at Loosey’s Longshot. Martini night at Liquid Ginger. Randall Nights at Gainesville House of Beer. Whiskey Wednesdays at EndZone. Wino Wednesday at The Midnight. Ladies’ Night at Cantina 101. Blue Leopard at 2nd Street Speakeasy.

THURSDAY

VANISHING POINTS Debra and Dennis Scholl have brought their painting collection to the Harn Museum for a display that will run through April 29. The Vanishing Points display expresses “a world transformed by contemporary science, technology and media,” says curator Kerry OliverSmith. The exhibit is open for regular museum hours and is closed on Mondays; admission is free.

Volunteer meeting at the Civic Media Center, 6pm. Trivia at Alley Gatorz, 7pm. Dirty Talk Ladies Night at FUBAR. Ladies Night at Dirty Bar. 4-Person pool league at Palomino Pool Hall. College night at :08. Thirsty Thursday AUCD at Tall Paul’s Brew House. Free wells for ladies at Sweet Mel’s/Naughty Mel’s. Dueling Pianos at Rockey’s Piano Bar. Open Mic Jam Session at Puerto Tagwa. Thirsty Thursdays at EndZone. Martini Madness at Emiliano’s Cafe. Open Mic at Loosey’s Longshot, 8pm. Thirsty Thursdays at The Midnight.

FRIDAY

Planetarium Show at the SF Kika Silva Planetarium, 7pm. Beat the Clock Fridays at Grog House. TGIFubar Friday at Fubar. Tailgate Fridays at :08. Dueling Pianos at Rockey’s Piano Bar. DJ Malibu Darby at The Backyard at Boca Fiesta.

Live music at the Fat Tuscan. Latin Fridays at Costa Lounge. Live Music at Dirty Bar, Thornebrook Village. Live Music at Tall Paul’s Brew House. Flowing Fridays at Mars Pub & Laser Tag. ‘80s Night with DJ B-Rad at Gator City. Black Fridays at EndZone.

SATURDAY

Farmers’ Market at Hawthorne, 8am. Haile Village farmer’s market, 8:30am. Haile Historic Homestead tours, 10am. Docent-Led tours at the Harn Museum of Art, 2pm. Music 360 at the SF Kika Silva Pla Planetarium. Gainesville Comedy Showcase at the Clarion Inn, 9pm. Seven Deadly Sins Saturday at Fubar. Karaoke with DJ Wolfman at Loosey’s Longshot, 9pm. Country night at :08. AUCD at EndZone. Dueling pianos at Rockey’s Piano Bar. Electro Saturdays at Costa Lounge. Latin Lounge Saturdays at Puerto Tagwa. 3-2-1 GO! Saturdays at FUBAR. Ladies’ Night at End Zone. Live Music at Dirty Bar, Thornebrook Village. Live Music or DJ at Naughty Mel’s. Sampler Saturdays at Mars Pub & Laser Tag. Neon Liger at Spannk.

SUNDAY

Haile Historic Homestead Tours, 12pm. Docent-Lead tours at the Harn Museum of Art, 2pm. Reggae jazz at Reggae Shack Cafe. S.I.N. Sunday at Fubar. Traditional German brunch at Stubbies & Steins. Potluck: The Gathering at 1982. Hair o’ the Dog Sundays at Loosey’s Longshot.

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BEING FLYNN R (Comedy, Drama) Robert DeNiro, Julianne Moore, Paul Dano, Olivia Thirby, Lili Taylor

MARCH 2

Struggling writer Nick Flynn (Dano), who works at a homeless shelter, is shocked to see his estranged father, Jonathan (DeNiro) show up hoping to find a place of rest. Nick is reluctant to take in his father, but due to his own personal troubles, he decides to offer a helping hand to his father, a con man and self-proclaimed poet. Based on the true story adapted from Nick Flynn’s memoir, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, the film examines the relationship between parent and child.

JOHN CARTER PG-13 (Science Fiction, Fantasy) Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong

MARCH 9

Disney brings yet another exciting adventure to theaters. John Carter, which is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, is the story of a young military captain (Kitsch) who is mysteriously transported to Barsoom (Mars). There he is put in the middle of an epic battle between the creatures and unique species of the planet. In a world that is dying from the loss of its atmosphere and water, it is up to Carter to find his humanity and help to aid the survival of Barsoom and its inhabitants.

Dr. Seuss’ Lorax (PG, Animation, Family)

MARCH 2

Danny DeVito, Zac Efron, Ed Helms, Taylor Swift and Rob Riggle

Project X (R, Comedy)

Miles Teller, Alexis Knapp, Thomas Mann and Jonathan Brown

Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie (R, Comedy)

Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis and John C. Reilly

MARCH 9

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (PG-13, Drama)

Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Kristin Scott Thomas and Amr Waked Silent House (R, Drama, Thriller) Elizabeth Olsen, Adam Trese, Eric Sheffer Stevens, Julia Taylor Ross and Haley Murphy Footnote (PG, Drama) Shlomo Bar-Abba, Lior Ashkenazi, Alisa Rosen, Alma Zak and Micah Lewensohn Friends with Kids (Not Yet Rated, Comedy, Drama) Adam Scott, Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph Flowers of War (R, Drama, Epic) Christian Bale, Paul Schneider and Shigeo Kobayashi

MARCH 16

21 Jump Street (Not Yet Rated, Action, Comedy)

MIRROR, MIRROR PG-13 (Action) Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Sean Bean, Robert Emms

MARCH 16

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? Why the wicked queen, Julia Roberts, of course. This comedic and fantastical tale, filled with colorful costumes and magical scenery, is based on the beloved story of Snow White. Jealous of the beauty and purity of the young Snow White (Collins), the Evil Queen decides to banish the young girl to the woods in hopes that she will meet her end by the beastly creatures that reside there. Instead, she is rescued and befriended by the seven thieves who help her take back her birthright.

Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Brie Larson and Rob Riggle Jeff Who Lives At Home (Not Yet Rated, Comedy) Jason Segel, Judy Greer, Susan Sarandon and Ed Helms Casa de Mi Padre (R, Comedy) Will Ferrell, Diego Luna, Génesis Rodríguez and Gael García Bernal Butter (R, Drama) Jennifer Garner, Olivia Wilde, Ashley Greene, Hugh Jackman and Alicia Silverstone Detachment (R, Drama) Adrien Brody, Marcia Gay Harden, James Caan, Christina Hendricks and Lucy Liu

MARCH 23

The Hunger Games (Not Yet Rated, Science Fiction)

WRATH OF THE TITANS PG-13 (Action) Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Edgar Ramirez, Danny Huston, Rosamund Pike

Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks and Amandla Stenberg The Raid (Not Yet Rated, Action) Iko Uwais and Ray Sahetapy

MARCH 30

In the second installment of this epic adventure, Zeus (Neeson) is a target for capture by his evil son Ares (Ramirez) and his brother Hades (Fiennes). The Titans’ strength grows stronger as Zeus’ remaining powers are weakened. Just as hell is about to be unleashed onto earth, Perseus (Worthington) and his allies begin a dangerous quest to the underworld to rescue Zeus and overthrow the Titans.

Goon (R, Comedy)

MARCH 30

Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Liev Schreiber, Alison Pill and Marc-André Grondin The Deep Blue Sea (Not Yet Rated, Drama) Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston and Simon Russell Beale

REEL RENTALS FOOTLOOSE: PG-13 (Musical,Romance) MARCH 6 When the young Ren MacCormack moves from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont, he experiences a greater culture shock than he is prepared for. In the aftermath of a tragic accident that killed five teenagers after a night out, Reverend Shaw Moore and the local councilmen implement ordinances that ban loud music and dancing. Ren is determined to bring the town to life again and squares off against the town council to abolish the ban. Their Take: “It isn’t as good as the original.” —Lori Hoffman, Atlantic City Weekly Our Take: “We went with an open-mind. It’s the perfect dance film for this generation.”

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THE THREE MUSKETEERS PG-13 (Action, Drama, Epic and Historical) MARCH 13 D’Artagnan travels to Paris to join the three Musketeers in this recent adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’s novel. The double-crossing MiLady de Winter, the sadistic Richlieu and the Duke of Buckingham are just a few of the obstacles that the Musketeers must conquer in this action-filled adventure. The film is given a state of the art update in 3-D. Their Take: “Stupid, with three o’s.” —Dan Jolin, Empire Our Take: “Three O’s? Indeed! They stand for ‘O’rlando (Bloom), ‘O’ld-fashioned swash-buckling sword fighting and ‘O’ver-the-top fun.”

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THE SITTER: R (Comedy) MARCH 20 A suspended young college student living at home with his single mom is coaxed into babysitting the three young children next door—two boys and an uncontrollable 8-year-old girl. The irresponsible sitter takes the children to New York City for a hilarious overnight, unpredictable and raunchy adventure. Their Take: “It does not care for your soft comedy.” —Laremy Legel, Film. com Our Take: “There is nothing ‘soft’ about this film. It’s just a crazy and very charming adult comedy from David Gordon Green.”

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LOCAL PICK LOSS OF HALO FICK

★★★★ Fick’s newly released EP, Loss of Halo, the followup to the EP Supershock from earlier this year, is a sequel that is probably musically superior to its predecessor. Although the lyrical theme is the same—the plight of the modern day proletariat who is a slave of the corporation nation-state because of their penchant for “buying into all that gleams” and their inability to think critically beyond being an obedient worker for the machine—the band sounds tighter, probably because they’re able to play together a little longer in this incarnation. Kyle Fick, after whom the band is named (and also the mild-mannered co-owner of Karma Cream), unleashes his creative passions with succinct proficiency on the lead guitar. His is a sound all its own, which at the same time shows influences of axemen like Jimmy Page, Tony Iommi and Alex Lifeson. Singer Dan Sutphin’s grandiose style is reminiscent of Ronnie James Dio’s majestic howls concerning lost children of the sea, kings and queens who blind your eyes then steal your dreams, and other such epic visions. You can also hear a dash of grunge in his voice, as if Chris Cornell had been hanging out with Dio for a while. His lyrics, which sometimes remind the listener of a gothic Kerry Livgren, are apocalyptically warning but not mindlessly so, as they broach the subject matter of the fallout of generations of humans addicted to the pursuit of sensual gratification at the cost of their mental health and spiritual identity, and thus taken advantage of by the powers that be. On perhaps the best track of the EP, “Spectacle,” Sutphin refers to the masses as “slaves” and “rats in the cage, chasing the cheese, living the dream the modern way,” to the accompaniment of Fick on piano and Emily Dwyer on strings. Together, it works nicely. Throughout the album, the sound is filled in and driven by the expert bass playing of K.D. McClellan and, to the same degree, kept together by the drum work of Kellen Chestnut— especially on the heavier tracks. Listening to both EPs, one may naturally imagine that a merger of Halo and Supershock would have the potential to make a stirring theme LP.

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BORN TO DIE LANA DEL REY

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INTERSCOPE

Lana Del Rey’s first single “Video Games” and its collagelike music video lit up the music blogosphere last year, leading to major label interest and her inevitable signing to Interscope. Lana’s vintage voice and personal downtrodden narrative combined with the song’s showy orchestral backbone made for a uniquely addictive introduction to her music. Almost half a year after the lead single, Lana’s major label debut Born to Die has finally made its way to the masses. I suspect that during the time between “Video Games” and her new album, Lana and friends were trying to beef up Born to Die’s tracklist and match the stopping power of the first single. Unfortunately, that doesn’t happen. While the production is equally showy and even quite good, the album’s cinematic pop often seems too concerned with sounding cool than supporting each song. A couple of smaller, less involved tracks would have done some good. It’s overblown. Also bringing down the album is Lana’s vocal schizophrenia:

Either she’s struggling to find her true voice, or she can’t decide which style to stick with. One moment she’s doing Nancy Sinatra (“Video Games”), the next it’s Nelly Furtado (“Diet Mountain Dew”) or Britney Spears (“Off to the Races”). This inconsistency ranges from distracting to annoying, and it’s a shame because she has a beautiful voice. Finally, the lyrics—a mix of bad teenage poetry, party rap swag and classic clichés with lines like “You’re so fresh to death and sick as cancer” (“Blue Jeans”) and “One for the money, two for the show/I love you, honey” (“Million Dollar Man”). Still a growing artist, it’s painfully clear that Lana Del Rey needs to tighten up her style to remain a contender in pop music.

A SLEEP & A FORGETTING ISLANDS

★★★★

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Islands’ central figure, Nicholas Thorburn, has never been too personal in his musical endeavors. His short-lived but wellremembered indie band The Unicorns wrote wildly imaginative songs about dreams and ghosts. With his post-Unicorns project, Islands, his lyrics have been similarly fantastical, mixed with a heavy dose of nostalgia. This all changes with the new release A Sleep & A Forgetting, an album about breaking up, divorce and, most importantly, living with it. Written during the aftermath of a real breakup, the album was conceived entirely at a friend’s place when Thorburn fled New York for Los Angeles. A Sleep & A Forgetting perfectly captures the pain, delusions and lack of motivation after a breakup. Thorburn’s words may be sad, but you can almost hear a purging of his emotions, thanks to the delicately soulful music that backs him. Thorburn and his band have stripped down the music entirely, losing any experimental qualities and excess instruments that the band once possessed. The result sounds therapeutic, like music your parents might

listen to—in a good way. “In a Dream It Seemed Real” welcomes listeners into the album with soft guitars, piano keys and brushed drums while Thorburn recalls a dream about his lost love letting him in from the cold. “No Crying” finds Thorburn dealing with emotional numbness (“If I don’t feel bad, is there something wrong?”) over a beach lounge instrumental that somehow works. The acoustic number “Oh Maria” is simple, beautiful and the album’s best showcase of Thorburn’s wonderful vocal harmonies. A Sleep & A Forgetting seems to lead to one final therapeutic release, but the album closer “Same Thing” is surprisingly sad. It is a breakup album, after all, and one of the best in recent memory at that.

PARALYTIC STALKS

OF MONTREAL

★★

POLYVINYL

It has been years since Of Montreal mastermind Kevin Barnes took the dive from fun, lo-fi pop into far out, electronic psych-rock, but it still comes as a surprise just how far out there he is. Paralytic Stalks, the newest reminder, is a painfully illconceived set of songs that hardly work together and are only connected by Barnes’ consistently abstract, broken-up lyrics. The youthful charm that characterized the first half of Barnes’ career is mostly gone. Fans are left with an older, more burnt-out version on Paralytic Stalks. Album opener “Gelid Ascent” indeed sounds like an ascent into space, with Barnes’ broadcasting some kind of psychedelic public service announcement over noise effects. The rock instrumental it breaks into is drowned in echoes and feedback to a point of annoyance.

Barnes is still a champion of layered vocals. His signature ooh’s and aah’s still pervade the album and remind listeners of times when they’ve been better employed. It’s not that the style is that far off from previous Of Montreal records, but the songs are all over the place musically, and they just seem to never stop. The lack of focus hurts the album, and with neither the music nor the lyrics to turn to, listeners have very little connection to make with Paralytic Stalks.

Guest DJ: Caleb Ger man

—Compiled by Greg Allard

SUPERDRAG

SPARKLEHORSE

CLEANERS FROM VENUS

Formed in 1992 out of Knoxville, Superdrag is sadly and erroneously considered a one-hit wonder group. “Sucked Out” on this major-label debut received quite a bit of airplay on MTV in 1996. The entire album is a face-melting, heart-warming pop-rock gem that burns brightly when cast against the backdrop of other acts. Listen to “Destination Ursa Major” and “Phaser.”

This album cannot be understood without knowing what Mark Linkous, the brain behind this Richmond-based lo-fi pop-folk project, went through prior to recording. One night after a show while touring with Radiohead, Linkous suffered an overdose and fell unconscious with his legs pinned beneath him for nearly 14 hours. The damage was so severe that to save them, he spent the next six months undergoing surgeries and re-learning to walk. The title is homage to this brush with death. It is a truly amazing album from start to finish.

Martin Newell and Lawrence “Lol” Elliot met in 1980 and soon began collaborating on what would become Cleaners from Venus. Active from 1980 to 1993, Cleaners were a lo-fi pop band hailing from Essex, England. (Contemporary bands like Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti and MGMT owe much of their sound to Cleaners.) Never heard of them? Not surprising, considering they only self-released their albums on cassette. They never released any singles, they never received radio play, and they have only recently found a little recognition among a few scattered music blogs outside of England. Listen to “Only a Shadow” (recently covered by MGMT) and “Corridor of Dreams.”

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Caleb German is an artist, musician and music enthusiast who is always on the lookout for a long-forgotten gem. He spends much of his free time searching for that new/ old album in hopes that it will turn out to be the anthem of the month. He lives in Gainesville, and works at Hear Again Music and Movies. You can find him working there, catching a show, or, if you’re lucky, some nights you might find him spinning records at The Top.


LOCAL BAND PROFILE MUSIC

CAMRYN WESSNER oming off her successful January 20 release of Temporary and her well-received single “Polaroid” produced by Billy Chapin and Stan Lynch, we got a chance to sit down with Camryn Wessner, 20, at Gainesville’s Volta Coffee, Tea and Chocolate to discuss the record, what has brought her to this point and what she feels the future might hold.

—Greg Allard YOUR PARENTS SPLIT UP WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG AND YOU MOVED AWAY TO LAKE BUTLER FROM ALABAMA AND YOU DIDN’T GET TO SEE YOUR DAD AS MUCH. HOW HAS STRENGTHENING YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM IN THE LAST FEW YEARS AFFECTED YOUR MUSIC CAREER?

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It definitely helped me a lot. Music was something he was fond of me doing. Once he realized it was something I was passionate about, he encouraged me and gave me a sense of security and made me feel more excited about playing shows. I wrote music a long time before that but then all of a sudden, after he encouraged me, I felt more comfortable about putting it out there for the rest of the world to see.

TELL US, WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT BEING A SOLO ARTIST AND PLAYING IN YOUR FORMER BAND VICTORY BOULEVARD? TEMPORARY CAME OUT ON JANUARY 20—HOW HAS IT BEEN RECEIVED SO FAR? It’s been really awesome. I’ve gotten a lot of shows booked and a couple of potential sponsors. I’ve been staying in Orlando, so it’s been promoted more and it’s also been easier to advertise out there.

IF YOU HAD TO TELL SOMEONE ABOUT YOUR NEW ALBUM IN A FEW SENTENCES, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY? That’s a really good question. There’s so much I love about the album because it’s the first thing I’ve been able to show for myself. The title is Temporary and I was going through a lot of changes in my life when I made it. I’ve experienced that if you can learn to cope with the constant change around you, then things being temporary won’t be so bad.

ISN’T EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD TEMPORARY?

Well, everyone is in a state of constant growth. When I was a kid, I never thought about what it would be like to be an adult. There’s a lot to learn about life and the way you want to live it. Once you accept that there is constant flux and chaos, then you can accept it. You never know what is going to happen; there’s constant surprise and you have to learn to adapt to your surroundings.

WHICH TRACK DID STAN LYNCH (FORMER DRUMMER OF TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS) CO-WRITE WITH YOU? That one, “Temporary.” He did some music on it and I did the lyrics and melody.

HOW WAS IT WORKING WITH HIM?

The best and easiest collaboration I have ever done with any band or artist. We worked on it for two hours. It was the fastest process I have ever had writing and recording a song, too. He made me feel very comfortable about myself, and [taught me to] not to hold back as a creative artist.

WHAT’S THE SINGLE “POLAROID” ABOUT?

I gave my producer, Billy Chapin, a bank of songs that I had written. One of the first ten songs I ever wrote was “Polaroid.” I wrote it in the 10th grade when I was 15 and he really, really liked the song. I had just moved from a different state when I wrote it. Now, it’s a single and it’s doing really well. I thought it was not as good because of how old it was. I like it now, though—we changed a few things, but it’s the same song I wrote in the 10th grade.

Being in a band requires a lot of communication between different people coming from different backgrounds. I was the only girl in Victory Boulevard. Being solo allows me to have more freedom to write what I want to write. Not that we didn’t make good music or I didn’t have a good time, but going solo gave me more creative freedom. We had different musical interests.

THE ALBUM SOUNDS VERY COUNTRY TO ME.

I think that probably comes through a lot considering where I’m from. I’m from Dothan, Alabama. I have a sort of a twang in my voice. I was there a majority of my life. I like country music. I want to appeal to that and more than that too. I want people who listen to a lot of pop and rock to be able to relate to my music as well.

but I’m also not a social butterfly. I’m somewhat introverted but when I go on stage it gives me the opportunity to open up.

HOW MANY INSTRUMENTS DO YOU PLAY?

I play three: piano, guitar and ukulele. I have a harmonica too but I only play it in one key.

WHAT’S IN THE WORKS?

Well, I’m booking a lot more shows in Orlando. I’m going to be picking another song besides “Polaroid” to push in the next few months. If I get a sponsor or more representation, then I will make a new video for one of my songs. I want to go on tour but first push things locally.

WILL WE BE SEEING YOU IN GAINESVILLE AGAIN ANY TIME SOON? The Swamp wants me to start playing there. I’ll probably start playing more Gainesville shows. Right now, I’m trying to get a decent following in Orlando.

YOUR STAR HAS REALLY RISEN FAST OVER THE LAST YEAR. WHAT IS YOUR SENSE OF DESTINY?

I feel if I continue to adamantly pursue what I’m doing, the universe will give me an opportunity to always play somewhere. Right now, I’m very excited to play as many shows as possible and I think people are enjoying it. That’s good enough for me. I think there’s something there. I’ve played all my life and now that I have put myself out there in the public’s eye, I’m getting a good response.

YOU’RE NOT EXACTLY PHYSICALLY OPPOSING. WHERE DOES THAT POWERFUL SINGING VOICE COME FROM?

I think that before I started writing music and singing, I didn’t know how to sing as well as I do now. Once I learned how to use my voice, things became easier for me. I think it comes from actually writing my own music—knowing how to express what I want to see. I’m not a shy person

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You’ve been teased for going to bed at 9pm. Your friends come to you seeking advice. But that’s child’s play. Pastimes from your grandparents’ generation are making a comeback in a big way—and we don’t just mean shuffleboard at Tall Paul’s Brew House. Turns out your grandparents were right all along: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. —Rachel Sale, with Sarah Loftus

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Swinging Good Time

ami Gerwick, a graduate student at UF, began participating in UF’s Swing Dancing Club when he was a senior in college. “I had a great lesson,” he says. “I fell in love and kept coming back.” The club began in 2001, and now has about 400 active members who meet twice a week. Beginners’ lessons are given at the beginning of club meetings, and Sami enjoyed his first session so much that he returned to the club the next week. In a short time, he took the role of vice president and now his spends extra time DJing. Sami explains that the musical style of swing dancing isn’t relegated to the 1940s Big Band Era. Swing can be performed to contemporary hits as well. At first, some guys can be intimidated, but Sami got over that. “They are expected to lead the steps,” Sami says. “But the people who come are really nice and personable.

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he average age of bridge players in the American Contract Bridge League is 64, which may be why bridge has the reputation of being “your grandmother’s card game.” But the game is trickling down through generations and gaining momentum. “Bridge is a partnership game,” says Evelyn Kleinsasser, a certified bridge teacher for the ACBL. “It is a game of skill, communication and infinite possibilities.” Bridge consists of two sets of partners that play against each other in sets. Players learn to bid on their cards for the amounts of “hands,” or card match-ups, that they predict they will win throughout the game. The ACBL recently started a program that teaches bridge as an elective in school, and both high school and college students are joining tournament tables. In 2010, Evelyn and other bridge enthusiasts started a program to teach bridge at Hawthorne High School.

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“Besides dancing, this is a great way to meet people and get outside of your peer group.” Getting involved is simple. “Show up,” he says. “Becoming active means attending twice.” Joining and participating don’t require any special gear, attire or shoes. Just a pair of closed-toe, closedheel shoes with a smooth sole works. “Suede bottom or soft leather bottom shoes are great, but Keds are popular, too,” says member Amanda Rutherford. Amanda summed up some of the best reasons to swing dance, regardless of age. “It’s physically and socially stimulating, and so much fun.” Club meetings are held on Monday and Friday evenings at the Unified Training Center on West University Avenue. Go to floridaswingdance.com/swing for more.

Although Evelyn enjoyed the group, the program was canceled because a teacher needed to be present, and the school was unable to place one in the classroom. The cut didn’t stop her. Evelyn now teaches bridge—without the bidding system—at O2BKids in Alachua. There are great benefits to the game that can encourage participation at any age, Evelyn says. It demands concentration, ignites competition and reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to research. But one of the greatest advantages is the friendship forged between players. “You will never be lonely,” Evelyn says. “No matter where you move, there is always a bridge club in the area. If you play bridge, you will find a friend.” Gainesville has three bridge clubs that have evening playing opportunities. Visit gainesvillebridge.com/ wordpress.

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“Right after I graduated from college, I worked at a wildlife refuge,” he says. “I had no interest in birds but had two co-workers really involved in it. It really helps to have a mentor.” These two co-workers taught him how to identify different species, and he’s been bird-watching since. Gainesville is a good place to go bird-watching because you see all kinds of birds—Caribbean species in the summer and northern species in the winter. Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park offers bird walks regularly. The prairie is home to up to 100 species in the summer and 271 species in the winter. “Anyone would enjoy bird-watching,” Jason says. “There are many different reasons people find it interesting.” The Alachua Audubon Society is another way to get involved; visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu/aud.

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family knitter.” Tiffany says her family thinks it’s pretty cool. “My friends probably thought it was strange at first, but I just finished a sweater and sweater vest for a friend over Christmas break. And I’ve made a lot of baby blankets, hats and scarves for my friend’s babies.” Some projects are quick and easy to complete. “I can whip some things up in a few days and feel accomplished.” Tiffany is able to take her knitting needles with her whenever she feels she’ll be waiting or have an extra moment—the doctor’s office, meeting places or on an airplane. “Some stare, but people are intrigued,” she says. “I think it’s gaining popularity.”

GOING OUT The Midnight has a night for everyone. Get tipsy on Tankard Tuesday, sip some sangria on Wino Wednesdays, enjoy food specials from midnight to 1am on Saturdays, or bring your art supplies and musical instruments down on Sunday night for the Drink and Draw Jam.

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and it’s even better when you can do it with your friends next to you,” Samantha says. Sara got involved with comedy because she grew up watching shows like Monty Python and Whose Line Is It Anyway? She says she believes Carol Burnett was the impetus behind the shift toward acceptance of women in comedy. Still, she says there are certain topics that men seem to have more luck joking about than women. “Guys can market off the gross slacker thing,” she says. “It really depends on the performer and the audience.” Sara sees the differences between men and women but does not see it as much of a barrier. “Everyone has their own thing,” she says. “I like to do the quirky, unusual girl or the Jewish mother thing.” These are some jokes that men cannot get away with. Katie Kirkpatrick, a local Gainesville comedian and seasoned improv performer, told us she has experienced the double standard between women and men in comedy, but that she, too, feels she has broken the mold. Comedy is not Katie’s full-time job. She says being a mom always comes first, but that she does teach improv at Gainesville Improv Comedy where she incorporates what she learned from The Second City, a comedy troupe in Chicago and Los Angeles that has produced comedy greats like Fey and Mike Myers. She also performed with Theatre Strike Force for about a year before moving out to LA. “When I’m performing, it’s hard to get the audience to ‘say yes’ to me; I feel more judged,” she says. Katie says she has to re-earn respect each time she goes on stage and feels as though she is blocked from joking about touchy topics like sex, but she gradually feels she can get away with more and more topics. Her go-to topic is parenthood.

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Katie is changing her act a little and currently is working on directing a play named The Aunts at the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre beginning March 30. The Aunts incorporates both comedy and tragedy. All of the main characters of Katie’s play are women, so it has been a great opportunity for actresses interested in comedic roles. Katie is holding off on stand-up performances until her show ends on April 15. Some male comedians have also noticed women on the rise. Patrick Hart, creative director for Strike Force, says, “We have seen a lot more female improvisers show up in TsF these past two years. There’s been a shift from an 80:20 men to women ratio to more of a 50:50.” He says that female comedians like Fey and Chelsea Handler give women the inspiration and power to assert themselves as leaders in the comedy industry. Patrick says that for women comedians to continue to flourish, acceptance of women has to start not just with the audience, but also with fellow performers. With comedians like Katie, Sara, Samantha and Brittany joining the ranks of Tina and Kristin, the female comedian pool seems to be strengthening every day. On Chelsea Handler’s late night show, she has an even number of male to female writers (5:5), showing that women can “run with the boys” as Katie says. Although only four of the 14 major SNL cast members are women, who is the most memorable current cast member? Kristin Wiig. As Katie says, ““It’s about time women start to make a mark in comedy.” Let’s just hope Katie, Sara, Samantha and Brittany don’t have to earn their popularity with a graphic food poisoning toilet scene like the one in Bridemaids. On second thought, maybe that is a good idea. Ladies?

Interested in seeing some of these female comedians in the act? There are plenty of opportunities to see Theatre Strike Force or The Aunts at the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre. THE AUNTS March 30, 2012 – Opening night General admission is $10.

STRIKE FORCE March 14, 2012 – Show at 8pm near Murphree Hall March 15, 2012 – Show at 7pm near Hume Hall March 19, 2012 – Show at 7pm near Tolbert Hall April 13, 2012 – “GatorNights” show at 9pm in the Reitz Union

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“Yogalates,” “Flo-yo,” meet “Piloxing.” If Evolve Pilates & Fitness has anything to do with it, exercise joined the ranks of DJs and fashion decades; that is to say, the mash-up is king and he’s here to stay. Here is Kelsey Meany’s report on Piloxing (Pilates + kickboxing).

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s I sluggishly got out of bed on Friday, I expected to arrive at a Pilates studio and be put in a room where I would perhaps do a few crunches and move my arms back and forth with some resistance cables. However, what I got was one hardcore, “my butt is going to be so sore tomorrow,” workout in Piloxing. Piloxing, the newest exercise craze, is a combination of the high-cardio intensity of kickboxing and the tough strengthbuilding movements of Pilates. The hour-long class takes participants through a rollercoaster of fat-busting moves that really woke me up at 11am. Piloxing certified instructor Pamela Hess more than taught the class; she taught me how much I can sweat within an hour. [So much so that the photographers had to pack up their supplies because I became too drenched in sweat to be photographically acceptable.] The class works in intervals, alternating between Piloxing and kickboxing, which will leave you begging for a water break. The constant energy and Pam’s motivational comments in the class help it maintain a fun atmosphere. “One woman brought a pedometer to class and she took over 4,000 steps in just one of my classes,” Pam says.

The class combines squats, cardio movements, yoga-esq movements and some real full-force kickboxing punches. There is hardly any equipment needed and the class still provides a tough workout that will leave you both exhausted and wanting to come back for more. For an added challenge, there is a set of weighted Piloxing gloves that will have your arms aching by the end of your speed bag punches. “Even without the gloves, you’ll still be hurting,” Pam assured us. Pam has been teaching Piloxing for just a couple of months and was certified in December. The certification is a daylong workshop that trains instructors in the cutting edge exercises. The most innovative part of the class is that it is performed without footwear. The shoe-less class is mostly low impact, so there is no need to worry if you have a foot injury. Piloxing provided a heart-pumping workout that left me satisfied for my entire day. The novel nature and inventive exercises left me always wondering what would come next rather than just expecting more hamstring curls. And for someone like me, who rarely ever feels like packing a nice punch is in her repertoire, I feel like I’ve earned a little street credit with my newly acquired kickboxing skills. Maybe in a few more classes, I’ll be up for a challenge.

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Photos by Rob Foldy Piloxing and other mat classes are $12 each. Evolve Pilates & Fitness is at 6450 SW Archer Road. Call them at 352-3787517. More at evolvepilates.com.

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GAINESVILLE GRUB ADAM’S RIB CO.

Arby’s - 1405 SW 13th St 378-6555 Beef ‘O Brady’s- 6500 SW Archer Rd location. 271-8085; 1999 NW 43rd St 338-7771 Burger King - 3905 SW Archer Rd 372-0031, 20 NW 16th Ave 376-2295, 6123 NW 8th Ave 331-0494, 9401 NW 39th Ave 336-7383

Gator City Sports Grille - Serving a wide variety of great wings, burgers, chicken sandwiches, subs and much more. Daily lunch specials Mon-Fri and nightly drink specials. Happy hour Mon-Fri 4-9pm. Open Mon-Fri Sat 3:30pm-2am. Sun 3:30pm-11pm. 1728 W University Ave 377-7333

Cody’s Original Roadhouse Just plain good food everyday! Try our buy-one, get-one fajitas on Wednesdays, our top sirloin special Thursdays or our early bird specials 11am-8pm, Mon-Thur. 3100 SW Archer Rd. 548-4700. Copper Monkey Restaurant & Pub Casual dining and American food. Great burgers! Entrees from $5-$7.50. Happy hour all day with 2-4-1 single liquor drinks, $5 Yuengling pitchers. Mon-Thur 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-midnight and Sun noon10pm. 1700 W University Ave 374-4984

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You’ll forget all your mealtime manners when you take on the ribs from Adam’s Rib Co. Stock up on some napkins, and tell your taste buds to get ready for the barbeque ride of their life. The menu’s extensive, the prices are low, and it’s the perfect place for a messy meal with friends.

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Blue Gill Quality Food Check out their locally sourced southern-style favorites and seafood, with a full bar—including 20 tequilas and bourbons. Mon-Sat 11am-11pm. 1310 SW 13th St 872-5181. www. bluegillqualityfoods.com.

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End Zone – Love Gator sports as much as we do? Welcome to the most Gator-friendly restaurant on the planet! Enjoy a brew at the Tim Tebow bar, root on your favorite team on one of our 18+ TVs, or try to finish our famous two-pound Gator Cup Burger. During home games we transform into the largest tailgate party in Gainesville! Great food, great fun, great Gator times for everyone. 1209 West University Ave, corner of 12th Street, Gainesville, FL, Phone: (352) 519-5111, www.endzonegainesville.com Gainesville Ale House Designed to attract a broad variety of customers, the Ale House menu focuses on food quality, freshness and value. The menu offers delicious steaks, original pasta dishes, fresh seafood, healthy salads, robust sandwiches and homemade desserts, served within the comfortable social atmosphere of a neighborhood tavern. (352) 3710818 3950 SW Archer Rd.

Grog House Bar & Grill - Go for the pool tables, drinks, and food. Located above Salty Dog, this is a great hangout for friends. Open 8pm-2am. 1718 W University Ave 378-7033 O!O Garden Grille - 1643 NW 1st Ave 352-505-3977 Honeybaked Ham Co. and Cafe - 618 NW 60 St 331-1253 International House of Pancakes Delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast from $4.99-$10.29, lunch from $4.99-$6.99 and dinner from $7.29-$11.50. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 3613 SW 13th St 336-1839 Kazbor's Grille - Three locations: 4860 NW 39th Ave 372-8181, 14209 W Newberry Rd 331-6161, 16135 NW 441 386-418-8078 Kentucky Fried Chicken - 1231 E University Ave 372-2984, 3525 SW Archer Rd 375-7899, 114 SW 34th St 372-4758, 7605 W Newberry Rd 332-1132 Krystal Restaurant - Two locations: 2659 NW 13th St 3779888, 7700 W Newberry Rd 332-8584. Lakeside Grill - This restaurant in the Paramount Plaza Hotel offers the finest American Cuisine in a casual atmosphere. Enjoy views of Bivens Lake as you taste MidWestern Prime Choice Steaks, our Ultimate Burger, the Artichoke Bowl or our Seafood Sampler. Open Sun - Thurs 6-9pm, Fri and Sat 6-10pm. Happy Hour Daily 3-7pm. 2900 SW 13th St. 377-4000. www.paramountplaza.com Mac’s Drive Thru - 129 NW 10th Ave 378-9842 McDonald's - Five locations: 6003 W Newberry Rd 3310864, 3570 SW Archer Rd 373-0515, 5110 NW 43rd St 3761965, 201 NW 13th St 376-3040 and 9260 NW 39th Ave 3379800

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New Deal Cafe - 3445 W University Ave 371-4418. Perkins - Newberry Rd and I-75. 331-0388 The Pita Pit - 1702 W University Ave and 3841 Archer Rd 692-4400 Popeye's Famous Fried Chicken & Biscuits - 1412 N. Main Red Onion Neighborhood Grill - 3885 NW 24th Blvd. 352505-0088 St 377-1733 Relish - 1702 W. University Ave 338-9288 Sandy's Place - 5001 NW 34th St. 367-9993 Stonewood Grill & Tavern - 3812 W Newberry Rd 352-3795982. www.stonewoodgrill.com The Swamp - 1642 W University Ave 352-37-SWAMP www.swamprestaurant.com The Top - Lunch Mon-Fri 1130am-3pm and dinner 5pm-145am. 30 N Main St 337-1188 Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers - Five locations: in the Oaks Mall 331-0820, 1711 N Main St 373-0770, 6700 W Newberry Rd 331-8878, 9225 NW 39th Ave 336-5615 and 3619 SW Archer Rd 375-7694 Sweet Mel’s Nestled snugly in the heart of downtown on the corner of Main Street and University, Sweet Mel’s is fast becoming Gainesville’s favorite corner pub. Enjoy familyfriendly favorites like mouth-watering Angus Burgers, tender pork chops and our famous lunchtime all-you-can-eat wing bar. If you’re really feeling hungry, try the Two-Foot Burger Challenge—finish it and get a t-shirt and your picture on the Wall of Fame, or else join all the others on the Wall of Shame. 1 West University Ave, Gainesville, Florida (corner of Main and University), Phone: 352.240.6644. Open Mon-Wed 11a-11p, Thu-Sat 11a-2a, Sun 11a-6pm. The Warehouse – Whatever the occasion, The Warehouse Restaurant and Lounge, located in the newly revitalized area of Downtown Gainesville, is your answer when looking for a truly unique dining experience. Stop in for a quick bite at lunch, join us for dinner and happy hour, featuring our innovative martini and wine menus, or kick off your night in our lounge while enjoying tapas along with our reverse happy hour featuring our eclectic beer selection. With 100 spaces available, parking is breeze. Open for lunch M-F 11am-2pm; open for dinner M-W 5pm-9pm, Th-Sam 5pm-10pm. 502 S Main St, (352) 240-6432, www.WarehouseDining.com


GAINESVILLE GRUB Harvest Thyme Café & Catering Company - 2 W University Ave 384-9497 Heavenly Ham- 3832 W Newberry Rd. 375-8050 Hogan’s - NW 13th St. 376-6224 Jimmy John’s - 2220 SW Archer Rd 271-7600 and 1724 W University Ave 375-7222

BAGELS Bagels Unlimited - Delicious bagels, deli, sandwiches, full breakfast and muffins. Breakfast and lunch from 6 30am-3pm daily. Prices from $1.25-$6. 2124 SW 34th St 372-7006 Bageland - 2441 NW 43rd St 371-3354 Bagel Bakery - 4113 Northwest 16th Boulevard Gainesville 352 384-9110

BARBECUE Adam’s Rib Co. - Putting the ribs back in BBQ. Fresh smoked BBQ chicken, beef, pork and ribs. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mon-Sat 7am-9pm and Sun 3-8pm. 2111 NW 13th St (across from Taco Bell) 373-8882 Bono’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q - 6760 W Newberry Rd 331-3112 David’s Real Pit BBQ - 5121 NW 39th Ave 373-2002 Homestyle Bar-B-Q & Catering - 9 SE 13th St, 367-4400 Sonny's BBQ- Three locations: 2700 NE Waldo Rd 3785161, 3635 SW Archer Rd 375-6667 and 9213 NW 39th Ave 381-7333

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Caribbean Queen - Enjoy the authentic flavors of Jamaican food at Gainesville’s oldest Caribbean restaurant. The Queen offers everything from jerk chicken and oxtail to curried goat escoviche fish. And the tasty spices are straight from the islands. There are also many vegan and vegetarian dishes. You can’t go wrong with a visit to this inexpensive little gem. 507 NW 5th Ave. 374-8111, Mon - Thurs 11am 7:30 pm, Fri & Sat 11 am - 11:45 pm

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Reggae Shack Café - Come to the Caribbean Spice - 1121 W University Ave friendly 377-2712 always fun and very Reggae Shack Café for an authentic taste of Jamaica. From the traditional oxtail meal to vegan options and smoothies (plus delicious desserts like rum cake), this fun restaurant halfway between downtown and campus is a great choice for lunch or dinner. Now, also serving sandwiches like Jerk Burger and Currified Chicken. Open Every Day 11am-10pm, 619 W. University Ave., 377-5464. 619 W University Ave. 377-5464 Virtually Cuban Restaurant and Internet Cafe - 2409 SW 13th St 336-4125

CHINESE

Asian Buffet - 1116 N Main St next to Publix. 271-8666 Chan’s Chinese Take-Out - 9200 NW 39th Ave, 380-9856 China 88 - 4217 NW 16th Blvd, 377-7988 China I - 3720 NW 13th St 374-8886 China King - 3230 SW 35th Blvd 377-9237 China Star Chinese Takeout - 3307 W University Ave, 338-8282 China Wok - 5705 SW 75th St 379-8032 Chop Stix Cafe - 3500 SW 13th St 367-0003 Hot Wok - 3006 NW 13th St 271-8816 Mr. Han's Restaurant & Night Club - 6944 NW 10th Place, 331-6400 New Century Buffet - 6795 W Newberry Rd, 331-9868 New China Restaurant - 3423 SW Archer Rd 335-6684 New Wok - 421 NW 13th St, 336-6566 Saigon Legend Restaurant - 1228 W University Ave, 374-0934 Taste of Saigon - 4860 NW 39th Ave, 372-0765 The China House - 1512 NE 8th Ave, 372-0765

COFFEE

Bay Island Coffee Company - 3270 SW 35th St, 372-5754 Coffee Culture – Open early 7 days a week. 2020 NW 13th St, 377-1700; 3822 Newberry Rd Maude’s Classic Cafe- 101 SE 2nd Place, Suite 101 3369646 Plaza Coffee Shop - 207 NE 16th Ave, 378-0600 Starbucks - 207 SE 1st St, 374-8227; 4780 NW 39th Ave, 379-7787; 3822; 6707 Newberry Rd, 332-9898; 1520 NW 13th St, 371-1375 Volta Coffee, Tea & Chocolate - 48 SW 2nd St, 271-4361

DELI/SUBS

43rd Street Deli & Breakfast House - Two locations: 4401 NW 25th Place 373-2927 and 3483 SW Williston Rd 373-5656. Celebrations Cafe & Catering - 490 NE 23rd Ave Call 3770787 for catering and 377-0397 for the cafe. Court of Hero's - Dine-in Mon-Sat 11-2am and Sun 11am11pm, delivery Sun 11-3am, Mon-Thur 11-3am and Fri-Sat 11-4am. 2028 SW 34th St. 374-8629 George’s at Phil-Nick’s - 37 N Main St 376-8269

Balaji Indian Cuisine - 125 NW 23rd Ave 378-2955 Indian Cuisine - 3314 SW 35th Blvd 271-1190 Liquid Ginger Asian Grille & Teahouse - Enjoy traditional and modern Asian cuisine in a soothing atmosphere downtown. Lunch 11:30am-2:30pm Mon-Fri and noon-5pm on Sun, dinner 5pm-10pm Mon-Sun. 101 SE 2nd Place, Ste 118, 371-2323

Mars Pub & Laser Tag - Yes, we serve food! Enjoy #14, the Gibbler, #1, the Martian, #20, the Fluffer Nutter or any of the other 17 sandwiches (and other specialties) Mars Pub & Laser Tag has to offer. Fresh ingredients plus a healthy dose of irreverence equals amazing noms— all prepared with love, just for you. Please don’t eat, drink and play laser tag at the same time; you might spill your beer or lose your lettuce. However, if you can effectively manage your time, please enjoy a sandwich or a sub and/or a beer or wine and/or laser tag at Mars. Open Sun & Mon 8p-2a, Tue-Sat 4p-2a, 239 W. University Ave., Phone: 352-672-6440, marspubandlasertag.com McAlister’s Deli - Two locations: 618 NW 60th St 331-8900, 3262 SW 35th Blvd location, 373-6364 Quiznos - Two locations: Plaza Royale at 3822 Newberry Rd 379-0102, Union Street Station at 201 SE 1st St 338-1807 Roly Poly - 4123 NW 16th Blvd, 352-372-1100 Schlotzsky’s Deli - 4720 NW 39th Ave. 372-DELI Sub Shop - 7249 NW 4th Blvd 332-1599 Subsational - 3312 SW 35th Blvd off Archer Rd, 374-4830. Subway - Multiple locations: 100 NW 13th St, 3316 SW 35th Blvd, 1805 SW 13th St, 3412 W Univ Ave, 7220 SW Archer Rd TooJays Gourmet Deli - 3410 SW Archer Rd, 352-344-0973

Maui Teriyaki has been around since 1995 and continues to uphold their standard of quality, freshness, and generous portions while being sensitive to your wallet in today’s economy. Enjoy the spacious and Hawaiian themed ambiance. Bring the whole family, meet your friends, watch the games on our big screen TV, or set up a meeting with a business client. Along with the usual favorites-- powerbowls, chicken, steak and pork bowls-- they’ve added the 6oz Salmon Teriyaki meal and the 1/3 lb Maui Angus Burger. Remember, every time you hear yourself saying “me so hungry,” you know it’s Maui Teriyaki time! 3105 SW 34th Street, Open Mon-Thur 9am9:45pm, Fri-Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 9am-3pm 264-0262, www.mauiuniversitytown.com Radha Indian Market - 125 NW 23rd Ave 378-2955 Stubbies & Steins – Located in the heart of downtown Gainesville since 2003, Stubbies & Steins is the only Australian/German pub in Gainesville, perhaps even the world! Enjoy traditional German sausages, schnitzel, and even unique vegetarian and gluten-free fare anytime from 4pm to closing Mondays through Saturdays, and noon to 11pm on Sundays. Gainesville’s original beer pub has 24 draught selections and over 400 bottles of beer, wine and cider, so you’ll never run out of brews to explore. Open Mo-Sa 4p-2a, Sun 12n11p. 9 West University Ave, phone: (352) 384-1261, www.stubbiesandsteins.com

DESSERTS

Cold Stone Creamery - Two locations. 3822 W Newberry Rd 271-7437, 3443 Archer Rd across from the Butler Plaza. 377-7520 Midnight Cookies¬ ¬  ¬s¬¬37¬TH¬3T¬)NSIDE¬ California Chicken Grill.) Mochi Frozen Yogurt - 3841 SW Archer Rd 352-371-7575 Sweet Dreams Café - 3437 W University Ave, 378-0532, open Sun-Thurs 12-10pm and Fri and Sat 12-11pm Tropical Smoothie Cafe - SW 34th St 379-9988 TCBY - 3102 SW 34th St 379-9988.

GOURMET

Albert’s Restaurant - 1714 SW 34th Street. 384-3420 Bistro 1245 - 1245 W University Ave 376-0000 Iveys Grill - 3303 W University Ave 371-4839 Leonardo’s 706 - 706 W University Ave 378-2001 Mildred’s Big City Food - 3445 W University Ave, 371-1711. 101 downtown – Union Street Plaza, 201 SE 2nd Ave, Suite 101 Panache at the Wine and Cheese Gallery - 113 N Main St 372-8446 Paramount Grill - 12 SW 1st Ave 378-3398 Stonewood Tavern & Grill - 3812 Newberry Rd 379-5982 Terranova Catering & Market - 14 SW 1st Ave 378-7810 Upper Crust - 4118 Nw 16th Blvd 376-7187

HEALTH FOODS

Book Lover’s Cafe - Located inside Books Inc. 505 NW 13th St 384-0090 Nature’s Table - 6253 W Newberry Rd 331-6025 Red Mango - 3333 SW 34th St. Tropical Smoothie Cafe - 3345 SW 34th St 379-9988

HOME COOKIN’

The Clock Restaurant - 2010 N Main St 375-1411 The Cracker Barrel - 4001 SW 43rd St 375-2424 George’s at Phil-NIcks – Located in the heart of Downtown Gainesville, George’s at Phil-Nicks offers a culinary experience that truly stands out. We pride ourselves on variety, specializing in African American soul food, Italian and Cuban cuisine. Everything we serve is homemade, every day. Breakfast starts at 6:30 A.M and has everything from eggs and delicious maple bacon to homemade hash browns and salmon cakes. Lunch starts at 11 A.M. and includes everything from pizza and the best ribs in town to a variety of subs, salads and sandwiches. We’re even vegan and vegetarian friendly! George’s at Phil-Nicks-- we have something for everyone. 37 North Main Street, Phone: 352-376-8269. www. georgesatphilnicks.com Open 6:30am-3:00pm, M-F.

Tim’s Thai Restaurant- 501 NW 23rd Ave 372-5424

ITALIAN/PIZZA

Amelia’s - 235 S Main St. 373-1919 Big Lou’s Pizza - 5 SE 2nd Ave, 335-7123 Cacciatore Pizza- 9130 SW 51st Rd 692-0905 Carrabba’s Italian Grill - 3021 SW 34th St 692-0083 CiCi’s Pizza - 3246 SW 35th Blvd 692-1260 Domino’s - For quality pizza, great variety and prompt service, choose Domino’s! 2106 SW 13th St: 377-2337. 3311 W University Ave: 3774992. 14300 W Newberry Rd: 333-3333. 25 NW 16th Ave: 373-5555. 4620 NW 39th Ave: 692-2222. With 8 locations, nobody can serve you better. Place and track your order @ GatorDominos.com Five-Star Pizza - Three locations: 210 SW 2nd Ave 3755600, 600 NW 75th St 333-7979, and 4014 NW 22nd Drive. 378-9606 Godfather's Pizza - 1405 NW 23rd Ave 377-0000 Gumby’s Pizza - 2028 SW 34th St. 374-8629 Hungry Howie’s - Three locations. 105 SW 34th Rd, 3358444. 1310 NW 23rd Ave, 374-6600. 39th Ave, 372-1112 Italian Gator Pizza - 1728 W University Ave 367-4600 Leonardo’s By the Slice - University Ave and 13th St. 375-2007 Leonardo’s Millhopper - 4131 NW 16th Blvd. 376-2001

Paluzzi’s Pasta-to-Go– Delivering huge portions of delicious Italian dishes, fresh to your door seven days a week from 4pm to 11pm. In the neighborhood? Stop by for carryout! Paluzzi’s Pasta-to-Go, 204 SW 2nd Avenue, on the corner of SW 2nd Street, Phone: (352) 378-0101 or order online at PaluzzisPasta.com Papa John’s Pizza - Three locations: 1800 W University Ave  0!0!¬ ¬¬37¬!RCHER¬2D¬ 0!0! ¬¬.7¬ 16th Blvd, 375-PAPA Pazza Bistro - 3841 Archer Rd 352-505-6977 Pizza Hut - Two locations: 3515 SW Archer Rd 374-4440 and 2320 NW 43rd St 373-6699 Rocco’s New York Style Pizza - 125 NW 23rd Ave 378-2955 Roma’s Pizza - 2320 SW Archer Rd. 335-6661 Romano’s Macaroni Grill - 6419 W Newberry Rd 331-0638 Satchel's Pizza - 1800 NE 23rd Ave 335-7272

JAPANESE Bento Cafe - 3832 W Newberry Rd 377-8686 Dragonfly Sushi & Sake Company Inc. - 201 SE 2nd Ave in suite 103. 371-3359 Fuji Hana Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar - 3720 NW 13th St. Suite 1, 352-337-0038 Ichiban Sushi - Two locations: 4401 NW 25th Place 3758880 and 15 SE 1st Ave. 376-8220 Miraku Japanese Steakhouse, Seafood and Sushi Bar 4005 SW 40 Blvd 336-3188 Miya Sushi - 3222 SW 35th Blvd 335-3030 Momoyaki - 3100 SW 34th St. 352-384-3733 Rolls n’ Bowls - 3117 SW 34th St, 271-1011 Sawamura Japanese Steakhouse - 1624 SW 13th St 3731076. Sushi-Matsuri Japanese Restaurant - 3418 SW Archer Rd. 335-1875 Yamato Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar - 526 NW 60th St 332-4466

LATIN

Emiliano’s Café - Offering some of the best in innovative and traditional Latin American cuisine. Specialties are paella (rice and seafood) and veggie dishes. Take advantage of indoor seating or the outdoor patio. Lunch entrees from $6.95-$8.95. Dinner entrees from $9.95-$21.95. Lunch: Tues-Sat 1130am4pm, Dinner: Tues-Thur 5 30-10pm, Fri-Sat 5 30-10 30pm and Sun 5 30-9pm, Brunch Sun 11am-3pm. 7 SE 1st Ave 375-7381

Flaco’s Cuban Bakery - 200 W University Ave 371-2000 Fritanga Latin Grill - 1702 W University Ave, Suite F2 371-4554

LOCAL

The Midnight - Your cozy corner pub featuring affordable, quality, homemade comfort food like sloppy joes, chili con carne, vegan chili, grilled sandwiches, and quarter-pound hot dogs! In addition to serving food from 5:00 pm - 1:30 am seven days a week, The Midnight features over 140 bottled beers, constantly rotating drafts, wine, coffee, board games, outdoor seating and great specials throughout the week! 223 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL (opposite the new courthouse), Phone: 352-672-6113, TheMidnightGainesville.com

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Manuel’s Vintage Room - Come enjoy great Italian food at reasonable prices right in the heart of downtown Gainesville. Operated by the former owner of Daniela’s, Manuel’s is sure to appeal to any appetite. Dinner $10-$20. Open Tues-Sat 5-10pm, Sun 5-9pm 6 S Main St. 375-7372 Napolitanos - 606 NW 75th St 372-6671 Olive Garden - 3440 SW Archer Rd 335-5354

Mildred’s Big City Food - If you’re looking for the perfect spot for a romantic dinner or a delicious lunch, try Mildred’s. A Gainesville staple, Mildred’s offers bistro dining at its finest. Executive Chef Bert Gill and his staff prepare each dish from scratch using locally grown seasonal organic produce, fresh local farm products, and fresh Florida seafood. And the desserts are amazing. Mildred’s is just one mile from campus in the Westgate Shopping Center, which offers ample parking. 3445 W. University Ave. M-Th 11am-3:30pm, 5-9pm. Fri-Sat 11am-3:30pm, 5-10pm. Sun noon-3pm, 4-8pm. www.mildredsbigcityfood. com, 352-371-1711.

Piccadilly Cafeteria - 2620 NW 13th St 378-7422 Waffle House - Three locations in Gainesville: Archer Rd & I-75 376-6746, 2120 SW 13th St 376-7208, Newberry Rd, and I-75, 332-5666

INTERNATIONAL

101 downtown – Union Street Plaza, 201 SE 2nd Ave, Suite 101 Alan’s Cubana - 1712 W University Ave 375-6969. Bahn Thai Restaurant - 1902 SW 13th St 335-1204.

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Wing Stop - 4310 SW 20th Ave 692-2345. Zaxby's Restaurant - Two locations: 2424 NW 43rd St 376-8700 and 3710 SW Archer Rd 338-0555

NEW DEAL CAFE

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Your body will thank you when you eat New Deal Cafe’s organic and locally grown foods. Fresh salads, juicy burgers and mouthwatering paninis are just a few of your homegrown, healthy options when you stop by for lunch or dinner. Don’t forget to reward yourself for your nutritious choices with the daily happy hour from 4pm to 7pm.

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Burrito Brothers Taco Co. - 16 NW 13th St 378-5948 Chipotle - 1432 W University Ave, 372-5330 El Norteno - 516 NW 75th St, 332-5502 El Indio - Serving real Mexican food including huevos rancheros, tacos, burritos, enchiladas, chimichangas and nachos. At the Northwood location, you can have a burger and a shake too. 11am-10pm daily; breakfast served Mon-Fri from 7-11am and Sat-Sun 9-1130am at the campus location, 407 NW 13th St 377-5828. Open Mon-Sat 11am-9pm at the Northwood location, 5011 NW 34th St 336-4441. La Fiesta - 332-0878 La Tienda Latina Restaurante Market - SW 13th St 367-0022

Las Magaritas - 4401 NW 25th Pl 374-6699 Millhopper Cafe - 5200 NW 43rd St 373-2550 Moe’s - Three locations. 3832 Newberry Rd, 337-2850. 3443 SW Archer Rd., 384-3700. 7770 W. Newberry Rd, 332-7606 Taco Bell - Two locations: 826 W University Ave 373-2949 and 7410 W Newberry Rd 332-1238 Tijuana Flats - 1720 W University Ave, 692-3093

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MIXED BAG

Applebee's Restaurant - 1005 NW 13th St 335-0150. Banyan’s Restaurant - 7417 W Newberry Rd. 332-7500 Clubhouse Grill - 5112 NW 34th St 376-9500 Gainesville Ale House & Raw Bar - 3950 SW Archer Rd. 371-0818 The Laboratory, a CafÊ of Science! Gourmet sandwiches, jawdropping nachos, beer, soda, wine dessert, free Wi-Fi, live music, TV, outdoor patio and 34 delicious no-hassle spots of free parking! What more could you ask for? We’re also available to host events for your club, co-workers, group, or charity. Open Monday-Saturday 3pm-2am. The Laboratory, a CafÊ of Science! If you’re a little bit weird, you’ll love it here. 818 West University Avenue, between Taco Bell & Bodytech. (352) 505-5337 Loosey’s – Bar food with attitude. Loosey’s focuses on quality over a big menu or speed. If you are looking for good food, great company and a great variety of beer and wine and have some time to sit and enjoy yourself, Loosey’s is definitely the place. In addition to great food, Loosey’s offers a full liquor bar specializing in handcrafted and small-batch brands, twenty draught beers including local and regional microbrews like Swamphead and Florida Beer, a surprising array of excellent wine at boxed wine prices, pool tables, steeltipped dart boards and patio seating. Located downtown in the old Market Street Pub, 120 SW 1st Street. Loosey’s-- laid back and casual, never a line, never a cover. Open Su-Mo 4p-11p, Tu-Sa 4p-2a, serving food til 9 Sun & Mo, 11p the rest of the week, 352.672.6465 Gator’s Dockside - 3842 Newberry Rd. 338-4445 Panera Bread - 3443 SW Archer Rd, 380-0380 Planet Smoothie - 1620 W University Ave 381-8851 Ruby Tuesday - Located in the Oaks Mall. 331-0033

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New Deal CafÊ - If you love gourmet burgers and fresh, locally grown food, you’ll love the New Deal. Each burger starts with locally grown, naturally aged beef, then is given a special twist, such as the Blue Cheese and Bacon Burger or the Mushroom, Swiss and Grilled Onion Burger. We also offer delicious flatbreads, tasty salads, hot paninis and full entrees. 3445 W. University Ave. Mon-Th 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm. www.newdealcafegainesville.com. 352371-4418.

Spice up your life with some Jamaican-inspired cuisine from Reggae Shack. Your menu options are never ending, and you’re quite possibly never going to want your meal to end either. A hot plate of jerk chicken or curry tempeh may just be the perfect comfort food when you’re having a bad day.

SEAFOOD

Ballyhoo Grill - 3700 W. University Ave., 352-373-0059 Blue Water Bay - 319 State Road 26, 475-1928 Bonefish Grill - 3237 SW 35th Blvd. 377-8383 Captain D’s - 3610 SW Archer Rd 375-4892 Cedar River Seafood & Oyster Bar - Two locaions: 5847 SW 75th St 376-0351 and 2320 NW 43rd St 371-4848 Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille - 110 SE 1st St., 372-1555 J & L Seafood Shack - 922 SE Williston Rd 374-0950 Long John Silver’s - 17 NW 60th St 331-3474 Northwest Grille - 5115 NW 39th Ave 376-0500 Red Lobster - 6910 W Newberry Rd 331-2670 Rosa’s Crab Shack - 104 NE Waldo Rd. 376-0101

STEAKHOUSE

Mark's US Prime - 201 SE 2nd Ave. 336-0077 Outback Steakhouse - 3536 SW Archer Rd 373-9499 Texas Roadhouse - 3830 SW Archer Rd 377-2820

THAI

Bahn Thai - 1902 SW 13th St 335-1204 Tim’s Thai Restaurant - 501 NW 23rd Ave 372-5424

VIETNAMESE

Saigon Cafe and Sushi 2 Go - 808 W University Ave. 338-0023 Taste of Saigon II - 4860 NW 39th Blvd, Suite C 372-8686

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INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PANCAKES

The only Australian/German pub in Gainesville, perhaps even the world offers late-night food specials ($3 bratwurst or all beef franks, 10pm – close!) and an outrageous selection of beer, wine & cider—24 draughts and over 400 bottles. 352-384-1261 • 9 W University Ave

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We like to hang out late as much as you do, serving full menu with full bar seven days a week, Monday-Saturday till 2am. We’ll probably go swimming afterwards. 352-336-8226 • www.bocafiesta.com, 232 SE 1st Street

Late night pizza delivery until 4am 13th St. FRE-BEER (373-2337) University/34th St. 377-4992 Hot, fresh, delicious pizza, chicken, oven baked sandwiches, and penne pasta. GatorDominos.com. Facebook.com/GatorDominos

COPPER MONKEY

Some of the best burgers in town and other great food served until late. 374-4984 1700 W Univ Ave

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ART OF BILLIARDS

Serving great food till 1:30 am every night except Sunday (when we stop at 10 pm). 4251 SW 13th Street (corner of SE Williston Road) 225-3535 • www.ArtofBilliards.com

SWEET MEL’S

Nestled snugly in the heart of downtown on the corner of Main Street and University, Sweet Mel’s is fast becoming Gainesville’s favorite corner pub. 1 West University Ave, Gainesville, Florida (corner of Main and University), Phone: 352.240.6644. Open Mon-Wed 11a-11p, Thu-Sat 11a-2a, Sun 11a-6pm.

THE MIDNIGHT

Corner pub serving budget-friendly, quality comfort food from 5:00 pm till 1:30 am seven days a week—enjoy homemade chili, sloppy joes and what just may be the best grilled cheese you ever had. Veggie options, too! 223 S Main St., 352-672-6113, TheMidnightGainesville.com

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LOOSEY’S

If you are looking for good food, great company and a great variety of beer and wine, Loosey’s is your place. Mon-Sat 4pm - 2am, food from 4pm 11pm. 352-672-6465 120 SW 1st St (In the old Market Street Pub)

DOMINO’S

The Most Gator-Friendly Restaurant on the Planet has the best late-night munchies! Fat, meaty wings (50¢ all day, every day!), deep-fried hot dogs and so much more, plus our amazing $5.95 daily specials. Plenty of awesome free parking! Serving food till at least midnight every night— sometimes later! 1209 W Univ Ave. corner of 12th St 352-519-5111. www.endzonegainesville.com

GATOR CITY

SPORTSGRILLE Serving delicious wings, sandwiches and much SALOON more until late. 1728 W Univ Ave. BILLIARDS 377-7333

CARIBBEAN QUEEN

Enjoy the authentic flavors of Jamaican food at Gainesville’s oldest Caribbean restaurant. 507 NW 5th Ave. 374-8111, Mon - Thurs 1am - 7:30pm, Fri & Sat 11 am-11:45pm

MARS PUB & LASER TAG

Food, beer, wine and laser tag 7 days a week until 2 am! What more could you want?! 239 W. University Ave. 352-672-6440 marspubandlasertag.com. Sun & Mon 8pm-2am, Tue-Sat 4pm-2am

THE LABORATORY, A CAFÉ OF SCIENCE!

Serving up sandwiches, bagels & the BEST nachos in town till 1:30am, and beer and wine until 2am. Open Monday-Saturday 3pm-2am. If you’re a little bit weird, you’ll love it here. The Laboratory, a Café of Science! 818 West University Avenue, between Taco Bell & Bodytech. (352) 505-5337 Free Parking.

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ENTERTAINMENT

OUTDOOR SEATING

DELIVERY

Banana Pudding

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Tuesday - Friday

The Best

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Closed

Bagels and Sandwiches

Muffins

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Blue Gill Quality Foods 352-872-5181

Fried Okra, Chicken Liver, Seafood

Soup & Salad, Sandwiches, Fried Fish

Homemade Ice Cream, Fried Pie, Lemon Bars

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Boca Fiesta 352-336-8226

Burritos! Burritos! Burritos!

Tacos! Tacos! Tacos!

Dessert Nachos

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Calico Jack's 352-375-BEER

Oysters, Seafood, Steak

Soups, Salads & Sandwiches

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Caribbean Queen 352-374-8111

Beef Stew, Curried Goat

Brown Stew Tofu, Jerk Wings

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Copper Monkey 352-374-4984

Burgers, Salads, Sandwiches

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Soft Serve Ice Cream, Sundaes & Shakes

Soft Serve Ice Cream, Sundaes & Shakes

Soft Serve Ice Cream, Sundaes & Shakes

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DINNER

LUNCH

DESSERTS

Adam’s Rib Co. 352-514-8692

Ribs, Southern BBQ

Burgers, BBQ Sandwiches

Amelia's FIne Italian Cuisine 352-373-1919

Fine Italian Fare

Bagels Unlimited 352-372-7006

Domino's

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Specialty Pizza, Oven-baked Sandwiches

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Chocolate Lava Cake, Cinnastix

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El Indio

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Chimichangas, Burritos

Nachos, Tacos

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Emiliano’s 352-375-7381

Paella, Seafood, Chicken

Tapas, Sandwiches, Salads

Cakes and Pies

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End Zone 352 519-5111

Wings, Surf & Turf, Veggie Philly Steak

2 lb Gator Cup Burger, Deep Fried Hot Dog

Oreo Pie, Towering Milky Way

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Gator City 352-377-7333

Burgers, Fish

Wings, Nachos

Banana Foster Bites

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George’s at Phil-Nicks 352-376-8269

Come for Breakfast!

Homemade Beef Stew, Subs, Salads

Homemade Flan, Pound Cake, Sweet Potato Pie

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IHOP 352-336-1839

Chicken Breast, Steaks

Burgers, Sandwiches

Fried Banana Cheesecake

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The Laboratory 352-505-5337

Pavlov’s Nachos, The Madam Curie, Gary’s Special

This is SCIENCE! We don’t serve lunch! Yet.

Tesla’s Testes, Cathy’s cookies

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Lakeside Grill 377-4000 ext. 3

Artichoke Bowl, Seafood Sampler, Wings

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Mike's Key Lime Pie, Chocolate Lovin' Spoon Cake

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Liquid Ginger 352-371-2323

Asian Fusion

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Exotic Ice Creams, Cheesecake

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Loosey's 352-672-6465

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Manuel’s 352-375-7372

Pasta, Chicken, Steak

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Maui Teryaki 352-264-0262

Chicken, Pork or Steak Teriyaki

Maui Angus Burger , Vegetarian Fare

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Mars Pub & Laser Tag 352-672-6440

Bee’s Knees, Big Bird, ‘Merica

Lunch here starts at 4pm, 8pm Sun & Mon

Candies and Cracker Jack

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The Midnight 352-672-6113

Best Grilled Cheese, Chili, Sloppy Joes, ¼ lb Hot Dogs

We’re still getting ready; come for dinner!

Grilled Nutella and Peanut Butter Sandwich

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Mildred's Big City Food 352-371-1711

Farm Market

Fresh Casual

Fresh Cakes Made On-Site

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New Deal Café 352-371-4418

Gourmet Burgers, Paninis

Flatbreads, Soups & Salads

Award-Winning Desserts

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Reggae Shack Café 352-377-5464

Oxtail, Vegan Steak, Jerk Chicken

Fresh Salads, Burgers, Sandwiches

Dessert Festivals

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Stubbies & Steins 352-384-1261

Schnitzel, Vegetarian Bratwurst, Salads

Come back for dinner

Strudel, Profiteroles

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Sweet Mel's 352-240-6644

Sweet Mel Burger, Pork Chops

Wing Bar, Hell Fries

Desserts: Deep-fried Oreos

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Zone 1 - Downtown Area surrounding Main St & University Ave. Approximately a 10-block radius. BFD – 101 SE 2nd Pl #114 352-378-2777; F6 Boca Fiesta - 232 SE 1st St 352-336-8226; F6 Blue Gill Quality Food - 1310 SW 13th St 872-5181; F6 Caribbean Queen - 507 NW 5th Ave 374-8111; F6 Emiliano's Café - 7 SE 1st Ave 375-7381; F6 End Zone Bar & Grill - 1209 W Univ Ave 519-5111; F6 George’s at Phil-Nicks – 37 North Main St 352-376-8269; F6 Liquid Ginger – 101 SE 2nd Pl 371-2323; F6 Loosey's – 120 SW 1st St 352-672-6465; F6 Manuel's Vintage Room – 6 S Main St 375-7372; F6 Mars Pub & Laser Tag - 239 W. University Ave. 352-672-6440; F6 The Midnight - 223 S Main St 672-6113; F6 Reggae Shack Cafe - 619 W University Ave 377-5464; F6 Stubbies & Steins – 9 W University Ave 352-384-1261; F6 Sweet Mel's – 1 W University Ave 352-240-6644; F6 Zuzu – 12 W. University Ave 352-377-9468; F6

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Bagels Unlimited – 2124 SW 34th St 372-7006; D7 Cody's Original Roadhouse – 3100 SW Archer Rd 352-548-4700; D8 Copper Monkey Restaurant & Pub – 1700 W Univ. Ave 374-4984; E6 Domino’s – 2106 SW 13th St 373-2337; E6 Domino’s – 34th & University 37-PIZZA; D6 El Indio – 407 NW 13th St 377-5828; E6 EndZone – 1209 W Univ Ave 352-519-1111; F6 Gator City Sports Grille – 1728 W University Ave 377-7333; E6 Grog House Bar & Grille – 1718 W University Ave 378-7033; E6 International House of Pancakes – 3625 SW 13th St 336-1839; E8 The Laboratory, a Café of Science! - 818 W Univ Ave 505-5337; F6 Mildred's Big City Food – 3445 W University Ave 352-371-1711; C6 New Deal Cafe – 3445 W University Ave 352-371-4418; C6

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Zone 6 - Outskirts Area includes anything not in any zone pictured on the map. Mostly areas just outside of town, such as Haile Plantation or N 441. Domino's – 14300 W Newberry Rd 333-3333; A6 Domino's – 5750 SW 75th Ct 373-8888; 9C

Area along Archer Rd from 34th St to I-75 and surrounding areas, excluding Archer Rd area covered by Zone 2 - Campus. D'lites Emporium – 5218 SW 34th St 375-4484; D9 Maui Teryaki – 3105 SW 34th St 352-264-0262; D8

Zone 4 - Mall Area Area in and around the Oaks Mall at I-75 and University Ave and a 1-mile radius surrounding that intersection.

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TEMPO BISTRO TO GO

At Tempo Bistro To Go, it’s all about timing. Owner John Drum lets patrons enjoy the experience of this Northwest 13th Street gem at their own pace—whether that’s fast, slow or “to go.” Whether you’re looking for a quick lunch or a supper worth lingering over, Tempo Bistro To Go has a variety of soups, salads and sandwiches for meat-eaters, vegetarians and vegans that uses the best that Gainesville has to offer.

By Rachel Sale

Kicked-up Classics

The soups and sandwiches begin with core ingredients that could make a perfectly good meal, but Tempo Bistro adds details like micro-greens, whole-flavored herbs and subtle sweet, spicy and salty ingredients for a great union of tastes. Specials don’t appear in the form of discounts; rather, they manifest themselves in new creations and combinations of food. The newest special was the invention of the “low country sandwich,” a sandwich inspired by travel to Charleston, South Carolina. The sandwich highlights pure local flavors with pumpkin, Applewood smoked bacon, collards, tomato slices and goat cheese (with vegetarian and vegan options available).

Another Layer

The Caribbean ($7.55) was a compilation of ham, grilled pineapple, basil, Dijon mustard and provolone cheese. The basil added a fresh burst of flavor and complemented the sweet pineapple while incorporating the spice of the Dijon mustard. This grouping of flavors took the idea of “ham and cheese” to

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Tempo Bistro’s approach to local food was evident in the way the food was bought, prepared and even discarded. The restaurant participates in composting because, as John says, “We want to keep everything green from the front door to the back.” John is particularly invested in utilizing ingredients that the area has to offer. Twice a week, he visits local farmers markets to pick up fresh ingredients. If one ingredient isn’t on hand, John picks a different, comparable ingredient, which reinforces his commitment to local produce. Even the breads come from local vendors. Take our advice: Make the time to go to Tempo Bistro To Go.

FAST FACTS

The restaurant is warmly colored with a bright food bar and chalkboard menus that add personality and show a great variety, because ingredients can be switched in seconds. Posters advertising Florida football, music festivals and the Second Street Speakeasy add local flavor to the décor. On our visit, John and his protégé, Nathan, built our sandwiches as we watched. (There’s nothing that’s going on your sandwich that you won’t see.) The proximity of the sandwich-making station to the rest of the restaurant invites conversation and interest.

a new level. But our personal favorite—and the dish that surprised us the most—was the Elvis ($7). The ingredients include honey-roasted peanut butter, Applewood smoked bacon, bananas and locallymade jam on multigrain bread. This sandwich embodied the marriage of sweet and salty with the perfect ratio of banana to bacon, blueberry jam to peanut butter. The bacon added a touch of crunch and texture to the softness of the interior and the jam softened the bread and added another layer of sweetness. But that’s the beauty of a great surprise: It was delicious. The soups were equally rave-worthy. The Aztec chili (starting at $3) was a thick, chunky tomato base that showcased flavorful vegetables, beans and tempeh. The beans added a hardy punch with some chunky tomatoes. Also on the menu was the lentil and kale soup (my favorite!), which started at $3. The kale had cooked down to a tender vegetable and the lentils supplied body in a flavorful broth.

Erik Knudsen

Personal Interest

Phone: 352-336-5834 Web: www.bistrotempo.com Address: 1516 NW 13th Street (near Lloyd Clarke Sports) Parking: Extra parking in the back, some in front Hours: 11am-7pm Tues-Thurs, 11am5pm Mon, Fri, Sat Signature: Farmers Market Sandwich Price Range: $$ (out of $$$$) Dress code: Come as you are. Delivery/Take out: Take-out, plus delivery through Gainesville2Go. Monthly specials: Change regularly. Special Nights: Later hours some nights of the week. Outdoor seating: In the works.

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SMOKEHOUSE DOWNTOWN: GOURMET BBQ It can be easy to forget Gainesville’s southern legacy inside its melting pot of eclectic characters, music and tastes. Legend holds that our beloved bubble was once named “Hogtown,� an inconceivable representation of what we see today. However, Gainesville’s medley of comfort food serves as a reliable reminder of our town’s rural roots. Lucky for us, the newest contender in down-home cuisine does justice to the Gator Nation’s porcine history.

By Jennifer Coleman Smokehouse Downtown BBQ is a restaurant where smoky scents and avors are ubiquitous. The classic decadent smell of well-done barbeque is strong enough to make any customer nostalgic for good ol’ fashion southern summers. Yet its hydroponic roof garden and sophisticated stained-glass windows make for a gourmet experience. As soon as you enter the downtown dwelling, soul music resonates throughout the gray brick walls. Rustic yellow lights reect off of the glossy, hand-crafted wood tables and chairs, vintage whisky barrels line the dome-shaped stage, and a wood-clad bar with a killer liquor selection guarantees a juicy happy hour.

Good to the Bone

Owner Mike Neighbors wanted to introduce something different to the downtown grub lineup when he transformed the former Rue Bar location, his previous operation for six years. As the co-owner of a farm in Reddick, Fla., Mike was inspired to create a versatile menu that incorporated his local crops and those from the location’s roof garden. For a town that bred one of the largest barbeque chains in the country (anyone ever heard of Sonny’s?), Mike easily recognized that there was no grillin’ south of Main Street. So when he acquired an allwood, 14-foot smoker, he brought his barbeque concept to reality. The Smokehouse menu is a balanced blend of traditional and unconventional items. The Low Country Egg Rolls ($6) epitomize Smokehouse’s gourmet formula. This appetizer is one of the best ways you will ever eat pork and collard greens—wrapped inside a thick, fried wonton wrapper. Paired with a side of sweet tamarindpineapple sauce, this generous portion is an awesome start to any meal.

Phone: 352-505-0352 Address: 104 S Main St Web: http:// smokehousedowntown.com Parking: Two-hour parking available on SE 1st Ave. Free downtown parking available on the evenings and weekends. Hours: Dinner Mon-Sat 5pm10pm; lunch Tues-Sat 11am-5pm Editor’s pick: Low Country Egg Rolls ($6) Price range: $$ ($$$$) Dress code: Casual Weekly specials: Happy Hour Tues-Sat 5pm-7pm; Caribbean Night and Pig Roast on Fridays.

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Sweet and Smokey

The main courses, including the gourmet greens, are just as savory as the appetizers. From the ďŹ rst chomp of the Pulled Pork Sandwich ($8.50), you will understand why tasty barbeque is a birthright in Gainesville. The thick, tender pieces of lightly charred pork could not contain themselves inside the baked bun, but that didn’t stop us from consuming every last bit of the overowing meat. We highly recommend complementing any meal with the White Cheddar Mac. Anyone with a weakness for mac-n-cheese will relish this mix of spiral noodles and cheddar sauce, a recipe with just the right amount of cheese. For those who desire a lighter dish, the “You Pick Itâ€? meal includes a slider of your choice with either one or two sides. Our grass-fed burger slider with provolone, tomato and lettuce was the perfect cure to our beef craving. The side salad with citrusranch dressing added sweet, crunchy freshness to our lunch. As our hospitable server reminded us, no barbeque restaurant is complete without a selection of sauces. Smokehouse sauces are prepared daily, with a taste for every palette. The Seasonal Blackberry Sauce, our favorite next to the smoky House Sauce, lightly sweetened both of our meals. The Smoky Chipotle, made with fresh jalapenos, and the Carolina Mustard will satisfy any tangy desires. This sauce family brings Smokehouse’s delectable menu over the top.

FAST FACTS

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his month, we got to talk to breakout star Jennifer Lawrence about her role in this month’s highly anticipated The Hunger Games, a sci-fi action thriller based on the popular novel by Suzanne Collins. In the futuristic movie (also co-written by Collins), Jennifer’s character Katniss must fight to the death in an annual televised battle that takes reality TV competition to life-or-death levels. In this interview, the 21-year-old Kentucky native had some interesting thoughts on luck, action scenes, and life after fame. Despite making the lists of Maxim’s Hot 100 females and AskMen’s top 99 Most Desirable Women, she confessed she’s a little shy when it comes to on-screen smooches.

—Prairie Miller WE KNOW YOU PERFECTED SKINNING SQUIRRELS AND CHOPPING WOOD FOR YOUR ACADEMY AWARD-NOMINATED ROLE IN WINTER’S BONE. ANY OTHER HIDDEN TALENTS? I was a cheerleader in school. I was the manliest cheerleader! I had the lowest voice.

WHY CHEERLEADING? I have this totally competitive side. And I’ll wrestle anyone, any time.

YOU REALLY SEEMED TO BE GETTING INTO THAT PHYSICALITY AS MYSTIQUE IN X-MEN: FIRST CLASS TOO.

and this is what we shouldn’t do. It was just simply a fictional story. And there are places like this in the world—this is something that is unfortunately true, all of these things.

HOW ARE YOU HANDLING THE FAME AND BEING SEEN AS A SEX SYMBOL? I’m excited to be seen as sexy, but not as slutty. My life as it is will never go back to how it was. It kind of feels like I got a ticket to go to an alien planet. You don’t know if you’re going to like it or not, but you can’t go back. But whatever comes of it, I know it was the right thing to do. I don’t regret it, even though it’s scary and annoying to be photographed all the time. There are always challenges in the entertainment industry, and almost purely dictated by luck. There are a million other actresses more talented than me. It doesn’t matter how good you are or how hard you work.

ARE YOU COMFORTABLE WITH SEX SCENES? I don’t look forward to them. But it’s all pretty technical. I don’t like kissing in rehearsals, because I worry that they’ll think that I like them in that way in real life. But I would rather do a kissing scene than a full-on sex scene.

THERE ARE A MILLION OTHER ACTRESSES MORE TALENTED THAN ME. IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW GOOD YOU ARE OR HOW HARD YOU WORK. HOW ABOUT DATING? Um, I’m not single.

I did not do one stunt! That X-suit—I couldn’t lift my arms above my shoulders, I couldn’t bend my knees and I was wearing platform shoes. I was there to save the world, but I couldn’t bend my knees!

DID YOU EVER THINK WINTER’S BONE WOULD GET YOU AN OSCAR NOD?

YOU SEEM PRETTY COMFORTABLE WITH THAT BOW AND ARROW IN THE HUNGER GAMES. WHAT LED YOU TO GO FOR IT AS KATNISS EVERDEEN?

No! I cried when we got into Sundance, because I thought maybe five or six people would see it. Now every single thing that’s happened after making it has surpassed any kind of expectation possible.

I’m not just a cool girl with a bow and arrow who goes around killing people. It’s an incredibly intense, beautiful and sad story. And it’s also kind of a horrific reflection on us as humanity, and in society. The thing that people love about the books is that they’re not just an exciting story. There are so many things that connect you to the books, in my opinion. But what lies underneath is a story about humanity that’s become so desensitized to shock and to tragedy that it’s now using tragedy and control as entertainment. And I think it’s a very sick reflection to us, who watch tragedy as entertainment ourselves.

HOW WAS IT SHOOTING ALL THE ACTION SCENES? It was over a hundred degrees. And we were passing out—my body was on fire! I was so tired by that time I just wanted to be inside and wear a dress and have makeup on. In every country there are starving people, and wars and famine. There are things that seem almost impossible and that we can’t control. This movie is set in the future and is science fiction. I don’t think we were necessarily saying, this is what we should do,

WHEN DID YOU KNOW YOU WANTED TO BE AN ACTRESS? Not until it became a possibility. I grew up in Kentucky, so it was never really a possibility. It wasn’t until I was 14, when I read my first script in New York on spring break. It’s a long story! But it was the first thing I fully understood. I wasn’t a good student, and I wasn’t a good athlete. I wasn’t really good at a lot of things. But this I understood, and it was the first time I had been told that I was the best at anything. So I just felt like I had to do it. By then I was almost 15. I was always acting, anyway, like crying and sobbing, and then laughing. I was crazy! So it was meant to be.

WHAT WAS YOUR LIFE LIKE BEFORE COMPARED TO HOW YOUR LIFE IS NOW? My life was a little bit more boring. I slept in more. It’s kind of hard when you’re on the outside of it, because I don’t really assume that anybody recognizes me. I think it is busier—with less sleep. But happy. All is good.

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Skip the sunset and head to Emiliano’s for Sundowner Specials Monday through Saturday where you can enjoy $4 mojitos and 2-for-1 sangrias and mimosas. Drop by on Monday and Wednesday nights to pair the Sundowner Specials with some live jazz music.

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ou’ve heard of the importance of a “strong core,” right? “Core training” is a commonly used term, but it doesn’t actually have a scientific definition. If you watch latenight infomercials, you’d think a “core” is a set of ripped abs. (If you want ripped abs, I say exercise regularly and stop consuming pizza and beer.) So what is the core? The core is your center of gravity, and includes your lumbar spine, pelvis, hips and all the muscles that stabilize it. The core acts as a support system to your spine. When you move, all of the muscles surrounding your spine contract to keep the spine stable. Think of your spine as the mast of a sailing ship, then imagine the stays (ropes that support the mast) as your core musculature. If the mast is only stabilized on one side, it will collapse. The same is true of your spine. Here are a few exercises that will provide you with a solid foundation. When it comes to preventing back injury, endurance rules over strength. You want the muscles that stabilize your spine to be able to do so for long periods of time. —Jason Anthony Photos by Rob Foldy

The Bottom Up Carry

This exercise is great for creating core stiffness. Hold a kettlebell upside down in the bottom up position with the elbow tucked close to the body and the bell beside your head. Keeping the elbow directly under the kettlebell, stiffen the core to control the bell and prevent it from rotating in the hand. Walk with purpose without breaking form.

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When working with kettlebells (KBs), start with a light weight until you’ve perfected your form, then gradually add more as you grow stronger.

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Stirring The Pot

This is a plank-type exercise with elbows and forearms on a stability ball with feet wide (no sagging hips!). Alternate “stirring the pot” with your forearms right then left, using a circular motion. Focus on bracing your core so that your spine doesn’t move.

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Work up to this by planking without movement on the ball or on the floor. For more of a challenge, you can use rings.

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Windmills Windmills train multiple parts of your body. This exercise helps to improve hip mobility and trains isometric strength throughout the core including the lumbar stabilizers. Extend a KB overhead. Your arm will stay extended and elbow locked at all times. Bracing the core, start to bend forward at the waist by pushing the hip of the rear leg back to the rear. Looking at the kettlebell as you push through the hip, allow your opposite arm to hang in front of your legs. The rear leg under the kettlebell has the majority of the load. Keep both feet flat with the knee of the rear leg straight. Keep bending forward by pushing back into the hip while keeping the back in alignment (i.e. no flexion). In the final bent over position, reach for the floor and place your free hand in between the legs. This exercise is performed with control and total tension throughout the core and should not be performed with speed. Reverse to initial position.

Kettlebell swings are a great conditioning exercise but also offer many benefits. Swings develop strength and endurance in the glutes, low back and abdominal wall as well as train good spinal alignment. Swings also teach the body how to generate explosive power from the hips. Swings can be done with one or two hands, but for simplicity, we will discuss the two-handed swing. Grab a kettlebell with both hands, with the feet just outside of shoulder width apart. Allow the kettlebell to swing back in between the legs while maintaining your lumbar arch and keeping your chest out. Keep the head neutral. Sit back with your hips, rather than squatting down. Once you feel a good stretch of the hamstring/glutes, snap the hips forward by squeezing your glutes. Continue squeezing the glutes until the hips are fully extended. The momentum is generated by the hips and the bell will fly up to above eye level. Allow gravity to bring the KB back in between the legs and repeat. The shoulders do not lift the kettlebell in this exercise; the hips drive the weight.

TRAINER TIP Technique is very important with this exercise and you must be able to use your hips to avoid getting hurt. Your hips are what moves—not your spine. Keep the spine neutral and stiff.

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SIT-UPS? More than two-thirds of Americans suffer from lower back pain, so having a balanced, functional core is essential to your quality of life. A functional core helps to prevent spinal injury, gives the body efficiency during movement and allows for acceleration, deceleration and dynamic stabilization. A good core exercise program trains all the muscles around the spine (not just isolated muscles like you see on TV). Many popular exercises actually put the spine at risk for injury—even the classic sit-up. When performing sit-ups, the repeated spinal flexion causes the intervertebral discs to bulge or even herniate. If you want to remain pain free, stay away from these and related exercises.

TRAINER TIP Angle both feet 45 degrees away from the arm holding the kettlebell.

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Jason Anthony is an IMAP-trained, NSCA certified personal trainer who regularly coaches a range of clients at Zen Fitness in Gainesville. Find out more at anthonytraining.com.


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Last month, we got to judge the Gainesville Fashion Week model casting call. This month, you get to vote for our next cover model. Go to INsiteGainesville.com to read about each contestant’s dream photoshoot and vote!

ASHLEIGH LOLLIE

Ashleigh Jordan Lollie is a political science/pre-law student at the University of Florida. Last year was her first time modeling for Gainesville Fashion Week, and she has her mom to thank for finding the audition in the newspaper. “I can’t wait to do it all again this year; it’s so exciting,” she says. When Ashleigh has time in her busy schedule, you can find her at midtown, especially at Cantina, “Everyone loves Sunday Funday.” She also likes to do the DIY activities on Pinterest. Watch out for her in July, when she’ll be competing for Miss Florida USA.

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CRAIG GATES

Craig Gates, 21, is studying finance at UF. Craig has modeled for Plato’s Closet’s national website, and saw Gainesville Fashion Week as a great opportunity to get some more modeling experience. His favorite thing to do in Gainesville is to “go out and have a good time,” and his favorite place to do that is 101 Cantina. Craig sings in the college choir, and also likes to keep in shape by swimming and working out.

MITCHELL ADLER

Lou Hatcher, 25, started modeling at 15 years old, but put it aside for a few years to join his high school track, basketball and football teams. After getting his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Ashland University in Ohio, Lou moved to Gainesville to join an American Basketball Association team. He was invited to participate in Gainesville Fashion Week last year and is excited to do it again. Lou likes to work out at Gainesville Health and Fitness, hang out with friends and enjoy Gainesville’s nightlife like Cantina. He also likes to travel and meet new people. Lou works at Gatorland Toyota.

LINDSEY BUZ

Lindsey Buz, 20, signed on with local Action Figures Modeling in April of last year, and this is her first time modeling for Gainesville Fashion Week. For Lindsey, Gainesville means Gator football. “Being surrounded by almost 90,000 people screaming and drowning in my favorite team’s home glory gives me a great rush,” she says. A leasing agent at Sun Island Properties, Lindsey is also an environmental science major at Santa Fe College. She loves to explore Gainesville’s hiking trails. “If I ever want to escape for a while into the depths of Gainesville, those are the places I turn to.”

Mitchell Adler, 20, has no previous modeling experience, but that didn’t stop him from making an impression at the Gainesville Fashion Week casting call and callbacks. “I heard about GFW for the first time and thought I’d just try it to see what happens,” he told us. This theater major hopes to meet Robert Downey Jr. and someday become a movie star himself. His favorite thing to do in Gainesville is go downtown with friends for coffee or dinner, and there’s no place he likes more than Dragonfly. Mitchell played baseball in high school. He also loves motorcycles.

CHRISTEN FINKBEINER

Christen Finkbeiner, 19-year-old anthropology major at UF, is new to Gainesville Fashion Week, but not to modeling. She signed her first modeling contract at 14, (her first job was for Vogue) and spent her summers in New York living in a one-bedroom apartment with five other models. By day, you might find Christen working at Abercrombie & Fitch or hanging out downtown. Gainesville’s downtown reminds her of New York, and she loves the old buildings and family-owned restaurants (especially Sarkara Sweets). At night, you’ll find her in midtown. “No matter the night, there’s bound to be a good time somewhere between Gator City and Cantina,” she says. Fun fact: Christen has played violin for 13 years. “I also have the bizarre talent of stilt walking—if that can even be considered a talent.”

EMILY DOYLE JOE D’ANIERI

Joe D’Anieri, 18, is only a senior in high school, but he’s already gotten some experience walking the runway for Gainesville Fashion Week last year and the Asian Kaleidoscope fashion show in the fall. When he’s not at school or working at Hollister, you won’t find him inside (unless he’s playing the drums). Joe plays tennis, soccer and sand volleyball, and the La Chua trail in Paynes Prairie is his favorite place to spend an afternoon. The Swamp is Joe’s favorite restaurant.

Emily Doyle, 20, is a sophomore at Santa Fe College and new to Gainesville. She is studying photography and hopes to become a fashion photographer. She loves “being in front of the camera as well as behind it.” The graceful elegance Emily learned as a ballet dancer has helped her pose for modeling, making it hard to believe she just started modeling. It is her first time modeling for Gainesville Fashion Week. She loves Gainesville’s art studios and restaurants with live music. But her favorite place to go out? This self-declared movie buff loves going to the theaters. “Any Sundance film (or good music) and I’m there!”

SHANNON SHUPAK JAN SMITKA

Jan Smitka, 24, once earned second place in a Pirates of the Caribbean show in the Czech Republic. But this Slovakia native has no previous modeling experience. Jan is studying rural development, regeneration and nutrition in sports. He loves team sports and some rare ones, too, like parkour, freeskiing and snowboarding. He also likes going out to “wherever I hear there is a good party.”

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Shannon Shupak, 25, has her husband to thank for her participation in Gainesville Fashion Week. In 2009, he found an ad for the audition in the newspaper and encouraged her to try out. Shannon loves people watching and supporting community projects. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is one of her favorite places to visit. “It’s such a peaceful and beautiful place. It feels like a haven compared to my normal hectic schedule.” Shannon sings and writes, and says she is obsessed with corporations. The aspiring entrepreneur is a recovery specialist for enterprise damage recovery unit.

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Our Gator Baseball Player Primer

“Great. Now that basketball is ending, we have to wait until football season.”

AUSTIN MADDOX #10

Hogwash, Hoggetownians. Baseball is a living, vibrant force, and the Gator baseball team has been knocking it out of the park, making it to the College World Series the last two years. Under coach Kevin O’Sullivan (now starting his fifth season), the Gator baseball team is the No. 1 team in the nation. Last season, they posted a monstrous 53-19 record overall, marching unimpeded into the NCAA World Series before being swept to defeat by SEC rival University of South Carolina Gamecocks. As the Gators begin that long march to redemption, here’s a quick rundown on this season’s big-hitters—so you’ll know who to watch while you snack on those Cracker Jacks.

.308 batting average 207 RBIs 78 runs 155 hits 23 home runs Austin’s the Swiss Army knife of the team, with 62 games that include work at first, third, catcher, designated hitter and relief pitcher. (Last year’s pitching stats: 27 innings, .67 ERA, 21 strikeouts... oh yeah, and a team-high five saves). This kid was MLB-ready when he came to UF, and just keeps getting better. The SEC Freshman of the Year for 2010, this may be the last season to see him at UF before he’s moved on to fortune and glory.

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STEVEN RODRIGUEZ #32 NOLAN FONTANA #4

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d or c re R A s -7 4 E out A talented pitcher 9 1 . 6 ike 2 tr returning for his third s year on the mound, Hudson 2 14 won 11 of his 19 starts and posted the first complete game shutout of his budding career. He was flawless in the tournament last year, with a 1.91 ERA in four games and struck out 24. This unbelievable righthander was a quarterfinalist for Pitcher of the Year.

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Mr. Dependable. Yet another third-year standout, Nolan is a Gold Glove winner (first Gator ever to win as a freshman), played for Team USA in 2010 and made the All-SEC team the past two years. Last year he led the SEC in sacrifice flies, and his 57 runs ranked second on the team. Another major league-talent still looking for his title as a Gator, Nolan has been spectacular since stepping into the traditionally tough shortstop position as a freshman with almost error-free ease, and is a consistent contributor both at the plate and on the field.

Sure, there are more names to know (catcher Mike Zunino hits a monster .330 with 28 home runs, and then there’s rookie phenom pitcher Karsten Whitson), but this is just a taste of some of the names we think you will hear most often. SEC games start March 16 when UF welcomes Vanderbilt to McKethan Stadium. Let’s get ourselves a World Series. Chomp em, boys.

This lefty pitcher hasn’t had much real work as a Gator starter, but what we’ve seen looks pretty good. He pitched the Gators into the 2010 World Series against Miami and has put together several hitless innings in his appearances. He was used primarily to save games, but look for him to be a big starter this year.

FLORIDA BASEBALL AT MCKETHAN STADIUM It’s time for some good old all-American Gator Baseball. Grab some peanuts and Cracker Jacks, and take yourself (and your 10 closest friends) out to the ball game! For just $4 a ticket you can watch the No. 1 Gators take on the competition at McKethan Stadium. There’s more than 20 games left in the season (at press time). For more information visit www.gatorzone.com. —Alexandria Ugarte Joshua Bauer writes about both Gator sports and the NFL for www.gatortailgating.com and www.footballnation.com.

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