Pool sharks and novices alike love Palominoâ€™s chill atmosphere. Itâ€™s the perfect place to play pool, ping pong, or even just hang out at the bar. Plus, if you want a break from pool you can hang out at the bar under the stars next door at The Backyard, or grab something to eat at Boca Fiesta.
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WHAT MOVIE ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT? —Compiled by Megan Alfaro
“I’m looking forward to seeing Anne Hathaway in Les Misérables. It seems like a cast of good actors.” —Hannah Schulte
“The next Despicable Me [not out until July]. The ﬁrst one was so good!” —Oliver Hart III “I’m looking forward to Atlas Shrugged: Part II. The ﬁrst one really touched me.” “Taken 2. The ﬁrst one was pretty intense and this one looks really good.”
“After reading James Patterson novels, I’m pretty excited to see Alex Cross.” —Richard Millhouse
“Django Unchained. Tarantino is just so good. DiCaprio will probably get an Oscar for this one.” —Alex Tongue
TABLE OF CONTENTS
53 OUTDOOR DINING
EVENTS 11 EVENTS CALENDAR
FREE TIME 07 FACES IN THE CROWD 33 READ IT: MIDNIGHT CATCH
GAINESVILLE GRUB 36 FALL FLAVORS TOUR 37 RESTAURANT GUIDE 41 RESTAURANT CHART 42 RESTAURANT REVIEW: CORNER 44 LATE NIGHT MUNCHIES 45 RESTAURANT MAP
25 NIGHTLIFE LISTINGS
HEALTH & FITNESS
22 THE PRESIDENT’S CHALLENGE
MOVIES 47 FILM 47 REEL RENTALS 55 JAMES BOND TURNS 50
G ONLY IN GAINESVILLE 32 CONFESSIONS OF A BARBER 46 ABOUT OUR COVER 50 BACKSTAGE: PHANTOM
STYLE 43 SHADES OF FALL 48 FAVE LOOKS FOR FALL STAR POWER 31 KEIRA KNIGHTLEY 52 IN-TUNE WITH DEKE SHARON
Sujie Wu is a public relations major at the University of Florida and has an eye for fashion—you have probably seen her weekly “Look of the Day” posts on our blog. This time around, she came to the rescue and shot our November fall fashion shoot, as well as the sunglasses featured in “30 Shades of Fall.” Originally from China, this 23-year-old has always loved photography and doesn’t plan on ever giving it up. Her admiration for the master of the photo-essay, W. Eugene Smith, inspires her to one day create visual stories that capture the lives of people we wouldn’t normally think of.
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Boots. Cozy sweaters. Holidayflavored coffee. OK, so yes, we live in Florida—where the temperature never seems to drop below 50° F and flip-flops are a yearround option. A girl can dream, right? Well, that’s exactly what I’ve been doing since our fall photo shoot downtown. On page 48, we prove you can celebrate the seasons in Gainesville. Come to think of it, this issue has almost all my favorite things—a book adapted to a movie, seasonal treats and drinks, a new local lunch spot, a sassy musical movie, a legendary secret agent, a backstage view of a hit play and, of course, clothes. What more could you ask for?
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Cool, cultured and chic are just a few words that describe the very ambitious Brittney Mims, who recently graduated from the University of Florida. She is continuing her education in Gainesville by finishing up prerequisites for physical therapy school. Despite her already busy schedule, the 22-year-old modeled our six fall fashion looks with an effortless glamour. An eager soul who was bitten by the travel bug while studying abroad in Italy, Brittney travels on weekends whenever she can. Balancing the tough rigors of school, she still makes time for drumming and having wine Fridays with the girls.
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GROWL United we Growl is this year’s theme for the University of Florida’s homecoming. Regarded as the largest student-run pep rally in the world, the 89th Gator Growl will kick-off on Nov. 9 at the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at 7pm. Headlining artist Josh Turner will melt every girl’s heart with country songs like “Deeper than my Love.” Then Tracy Morgan of comedy series 30 Rock will have you laughing at his standup routine. The Pride of the Sunshine, UF’s marching band, will play, and the Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned. Student performances and skits will keep up the school spirit. Start the festivities off early at the Homecoming Parade that will march down University Avenue at noon. Through a partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project, you can sponsor tickets for a veteran and his or her family. Visit gatorgrowl.org to learn more about how you can honor our veterans and to read more about this year’s events.
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Don’t get caught re-gifting last year’s sweater from grandma. Attend the largest indoor craft festival in North Florida for a one-stop shopping trip for everyone on your list. The Craft Festival 2012 runs Nov. 24 from 10am to 6pm and Nov. 25 from 10am to 5pm at UF’s Stephen C. O’Connell Center. The annual festival, now in its 21st year, will have more than 250 vendors. “You can find unique items that you couldn’t find in a mall, handmade from artisans from across the country,” says Meredith Palmberg, event support coordinator for the O’Connell Center. “It’s a good way to spend time with the family and look for gifts.” Admission is $4 for the public and $1 with a valid UF student ID. Visit http://www.oconnellcenter.ufl.edu/craftfestival for a discount coupon for admission.
It’s time to start shopping for sweater weather! The Eclectic Co. Vintage & Resale Shop will present “GOSH DARN!”, a home-sewn fall clothing collection on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 7-10pm. GOSH DARN! is a local independent collection by Gainesville seamstress Cori Kate. Each piece of the collection is made of only recycled, salvaged, donated and found fabrics. Go for the fashion and stay to enjoy the music of a local MC and several local musicians. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. Sales will benefit the Price Community Center of North Central Florida (PCCNCF). Check The Eclectic Co. Vintage & Resale Shop’s Facebook page for updates.
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Whether your candidate is a donkey or an elephant, people of every political belief are welcome to watch the election returns on Nov. 6 at Election Night at the Hippodrome Theatre. Remember to cast your ballot at the polls and then head to the Hipp to watch the numbers come in on several flat screen TVs. The event is free and everyone is invited to enjoy catering from Ballyhoo Grill, networking opportunities by Social Faces Marketing and drink specials at the bar. Donations are welcome for the Hipp’s 40th season and to cover event expenses. RSVP on the Hippodrome Theatre Facebook page.
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Cane boils were a time for friends and neighbors to gather for work and play on the 1870s Florida farm. Bring the kids and travel back to this time on Nov. 24 at the Morningside Nature Center from 9am to 4pm to experience traditional Florida. Watch the costumed staff cut, press and boil sugar cane juice into syrup. Sample the syrup on a homemade biscuit cooked on a woodstove. Then kick up your heels to the music of the Youth Fiddle and Open String-Band Contest from 10am to noon. Local musician Alan Stowell will offer a free beginnerlevel fiddle workshop at 2pm and musician Jay Gimelli will provide music throughout the afternoon. Syrup will be for sale at the event if production yields allow. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for kids ages 3 to 12. Children under 3 are free. Fiddlers who want to compete in the contest can find registration forms at www.friendsofnatureparks.org.
Grapes & Grains at Florida Museum of Natural History, 5:30-8pm Art Workshop-Painting a Compelling Still Life with Annie Paris at The Doris Bardon Community Cultural Center, 9am4pm Children’s Natural History Gallery at Florida Museum of Natural History, 10am5pm Gentle Walk and Talk at Paynes Prairie La Chua Trail, 9am Not Your Grandmother’s Embroidery! at Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild at Senior Recreation Center, 9:30am11:55am SHINE Medicare Counseling at Dept. of Community Support Services, 10am-12pm Gainesville Halloween Candy Buyback at Lozano Dental Care, Progressive Orthodontics, Taylor Dentistry and Kids Only Dental Place, 4pm-7pm
02 FRIDAY Jerry Seinfeld at UF’s Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 7pm
03 SATURDAY Teens: Get Your Game On at Alachua County Headquarters Library-Downtown, 2pm-4pm Project Appleseed at Gainesville Target Range, 8:30am Musikgarten at Alachua County Headquarters Library-Downtown, 11am Board Game Bonanza at Tower Road Branch, Alachua County Library, 4pm Fire Fest at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, 10am-3pm Paynes Prairie 5K at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, 8am Backpack with a Ranger at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, 10am GOSH DARN! Fall Fashion Show at The Eclectic Co. Vintage & Resale Shop, 103 N. Main St., 7pm-10pm Free Women’s Self Defense at Global Mixed Martial Arts Academy, 9:30am10:30am
04 SUNDAY Daylight Saving Time ends, 2am
An evening with Ian Dunlap: Book Reading and Music at Civic Media Center, 4pm Written Inspiration: A Children’s Book Signing Event at Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, 1pm-5pm Ask a Scientist; Topic: Botany at Florida Museum of Natural History, 1pm-4pm Historical Marker Dedication & Ice
Cream Social at Kanapaha Presbyterian Church, 12pm International Gaming Day at the Millhopper Branch Alachua County Library, 1pm Ostomy Support Group of Gainesville at American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, 2pm Fall Festival at Antioch Baptist Church, 4pm-8pm
05 MONDAY GRAPES AND GRAINS Raise a glass to the past at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Explore the museum’s many exhibits with a brewski or a cabernet in hand on Nov. 1 from 5:30pm to 8pm. Sample several regional beers and wines from sponsors including Alligator Brewing, Bluefield Estate Winery, Bold City Brewery, Cocoa Beach Brewing Co., Mile Marking Brewing, San Sebastian Winery, Swamp Head Brewery and Thornebrook Chocolates. Register online in advance at www.flmnh.ufl.edu. The cost is $20 for museum members; $25 non-members.
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The Capitol Steps at UF’s Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30pm Ken & Linda McGurn Speaker Series: Public Engagement in Science at Florida Museum of Natural History’s classroom in Powell Hall, 4pm Open Studio-Monday Night Painting at The Doris Bardon Community Cultural Center, 7pm Miss Mallory’s Turkey Round-Up at Tower Road Branch Alachua County Library, 3:30pm-4:30pm The Society of Composers Fall Concert at UF’s Music Building room 101, 7:30pm
06 TUESDAY General Election Voting Day, 7am-7pm
THIS MONTH AT THE HIPP Last month we had a very bloody Halloween with Carrie, who balanced teen angst and comedy, while touching on contemporary issues of bullying and its effects. This month, the theater continues its 40th anniversary season by getting into an alternative holiday mood with A Tuna Christmas on Nov. 23. The crazy characters from Tuna, Texas, are once again up to their shenanigans. Socialite Vera Carp hopes to win another consecutive victory in the Yuletide lawn display contest, but this time she faces stiff competition from the crusty proprietor of Didi’s Used Weapons and from a pair of cowboy-loving Tastee Creme waitresses. The show features performances by two actors in multiple roles—let the hilarity commence. For those who prefer tradition, A
Christmas Carol will also begin at the end of the month. Both holiday specials will continue through December. Also a part of the 40th anniversary season, the Hipp will launch an extravagant art show and silent art auction called Project 40. The donated art pieces will revolve around the theme “The Hippodrome,” and with this, the theater hopes to expand Gainesville’s cultural growth and development. Of course, don’t forget to check out the Gainesville Art Walk on the last Friday of the month. It features great artists from both the local and national level. 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.
EVENTS Teapot Workshop with Allison LeBaron at The Doris Bardon Community Cultural Center, 5:30pm-8:30pm Election Night at the Hippodrome Theatre, 6:30pm Scrabble Games at Tower Road Branch Alachua County, 5:30pm-8:30pm
07 WEDNESDAY Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening at Alachua County Extension Office, 7pm8pm Trash to Treasure Pop Tabs Bracelet Craft at Alachua County Headquarters Library-Downtown, 4pm-5pm CarFit at Alachua County Senior Recreation Center, 9am-2pm
08 THURSDAY Discover Your Library at the Museum at Florida Museum of Natural History, 10:30am-11:30am Latin-American Themed Museum Night at the Harn Museum of Art, 6pm-9pm Tower Road Library 50+ Advisory Board at Tower Road Branch Alachua County Library, 1:30pm Services for Seniors Series: Real Estate at Tower Road Branch Alachua County Library, 10:30am
Lecture: Tea Mäkipää at UF’s Little Hall room 109, 6:30pm UF Wind Symphony Concert at University Auditorium, 7:30pm
09 FRIDAY SunTrust Gator Gallop at Percy Beard Track, 11:30am Homecoming Parade at University Avenue, 12pm Gator Growl at UF’s Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, 7pm
10 SATURDAY Munchkin! An afternoon of this curious card game at Civic Media Center, 3pm Homecoming Alumni BBQ at UF’s Stephen C. O’Connell Center, 2.5 hours before kick-off Gainesville Street Rods Cruz-in at Springhill Commons Shopping Center, 6pm-9pm Art Workshop- Mosaic Mirror Workshop with Limor at The Doris Bardon Community Cultural Center, 1pm-4pm Cone Park Library Birthday Celebration at Cone Park Branch Alachua County Library, 10am-2pm Rim Ramble Hike at Paynes Prairie
EVENTS Preserve State Park, 8am Tango Pavadita- Traditional Argentine Tango Milonga at Tango Pavadita, 9pm
11 SUNDAY Holiday: Veterans Day Veterans Day Military Recognition Event at Florida Museum of Natural History, 1pm-4pm Jubilus Fall Gala at Holy Faith Catholic Church, 2pm
12 MONDAY Veterans Day Fisher House 5K at UF’s Gale Lemerand Drive Commuter Lot, 9am-12pm
13 TUESDAY Thanksgiving Turkey Hat Craft at Alachua County Headquarters LibraryDowntown, 3:30pm-4:30pm Election Wrap Up: Decision 2012 with Susan MacManus and Dan Smith at UF’s Pugh Hall-Bob Graham Center, 6pm The Mystery and History of Chocolate at Millhopper Branch Alachua County Library, 3:30pm-4:30pm Rights and Responsibilities for Parents of Children with Disabilities at Tower Road Branch Alachua County, 6pm Celebrate Adoption at Skate Station Funworks, 5:30pm-7:30pm
14 WEDNESDAY Dr. Larry Rivers speaks on Florida’s History of “Rebels and Runaways” at UF’s Pugh Hall, 5pm
15 THURSDAY Public Talk: How can we Rehumanize the University, Here and now? at UF’s Ustler Hall, 7pm Law in the Library: Legal Issues Impacting Social Security and & Disability Benefits at Tower Road Branch Alachua County Library, 6pm-7pm Living on a Few Acres: Twelve Part Series at Alachua County Extension Office, 6pm-8pm
Lady Bug: Action Hero Ballet at Gainesville High School, 10am-11am Art Bash at UF Fine Arts Courtyard, 6pm9pm HerMANual One-Year Anniversary Party at O!O Garden Grill, 6pm
HERMANUAL ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY In celebration of its one-year anniversary, HerMANual wants to thank its readers and sponsors by inviting everyone to celebrate on Nov. 15 at O!O Garden Grille from 6pm to 9pm. This free event will feature a live band and give-a-ways. Don’t have a date? Don’t fret. There will be a date auction of Gainesville hunks. “It will be a really relaxed and fun vibe,” says Sophia Lee, public relations director at HerMANual. “Like” HerMANual on Facebook for updates on this event. Trashformations Contest Reception at the Florida Museum of Natural History, 5:30pm
17 SATURDAY Reggae/Soca Fest 2012 at Club Stereo, 9:30pm Next Generation Fall Concert at Gainesville High School, 7pm-9pm Genealogy: Meet the pilgrims and your ancestors at Alachua County Headquarters Library Downtown, 10am12pm Final 2012 Family Fishing Day at UF Ponds by the Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences building, 8am-12pm Early Bird Walk at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, 8am Daytime Test & Tune at Gainesville Raceway, 11am
18 SUNDAY Local Artist Trunk Show and Demonstration at Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, 1pm-5pm SPECITICAST: Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida Opera at UF’s Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 3pm Ask a Scientist; Topic: Astronomy at Florida Museum of Natural History, 1pm4pm Combilonga Tango Social with USF, UF & FSU at Tango Pavadita, 2pm-6pm Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida at UF’s Phillips Center, 3pm
20 TUESDAY Audubon-Ditch of Dreams at Millhopper Branch Alachua County Library, 6:30pm Thanksgiving Matinee Movie at Tower Road Branch Alachua County Library, 1:30pm Maintain Your Brain at Tower Road Branch Alachua County Library, 10:30am12pm
21 WEDNESDAY Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music at UF’s Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30pm The Life and Times of Marjorie Rawlings at Alachua County
Headquarters Library-Downtown, 7pm8:30pm Growing Blueberries and Peaches at Alachua County Extension Office, 7pm8pm Thanksgiving Break for the University of Florida Begins (No Classes)
22 THURSDAY Holiday: Thanksgiving Turkey Trot & 2 Mile Fun Run at Tacachale, 1621 NE Waldo Road, 8:30am-9:30pm
White Christmas at Vam York Theater, 8pm
SING-A-LONG SOUND OF MUSIC The Curtis M. Phillips Center will be alive with The Sound of Music on Nov. 21 beginning at 7:30pm. This is not a normal screening of this classic Julie Andrews film. At this event, the musical will be displayed with subtitles so the whole audience can show its singing chops. The best way to sing is in style, so wear that fancy dress for the costume contest. Buy tickets online or at the UF box office.
24 SATURDAY Craft Festival 2012 at UF’s Stephen C. O’Connell Center, 10am-6pm Youth FiddleFest at the Cane Boil at Morningside Nature Center Living History Farm, 9am-4pm
25 SUNDAY Craft Festival 2012 at UF’s Stephen C. O’Connell Center, 10am-5pm Auditions for Chasing Manet at Vam York Theatre, 7pm
26 MONDAY Thanksgiving Break for the University of Florida Ends (Classes resume) HESCAH Lecture: Elizabeth Harney at Harn Museum of Art, 6pm
27 TUESDAY West Side Story at UF’s Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30pm Science Café: The Maya Calendar: Cosmology and the End of the World at The Warehouse Restaurant and Lounge 6pm-7:30pm Life and Times of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings at Millhopper Branch Library, 7pm
28 WEDNESDAY West Side Story at UF’s Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30pm
29 THURSDAY An Evening of Grace, with Lola Haskins, Local Poet at Alachua County Headquarters Library-Downtown, 7pm8:30pm
30 FRIDAY Starry Night at Florida Museum of Natural History, 6pm-10pm Agbedidi Dance at Nadine McGuire Pavillion: Constans Theatre, 7:30pm Gator Nights, every Friday night at the J. Wayne Reitz Union Free Introduction of Square Dancing. Every Tuesday from Sept. 4- Dec. 11, 6:30-7:30pm at Carpenters’ Union Hall Ballroom Dance Class Every Tuesday beginning Oct. 23, 7:45pm at Gainesville Dance Association Swing and Hustle Dancing Every Sunday Night at Gainesville Dance Association, 6pm-7pm
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EVENTS President’s Hall: 352-395-5464
RECURRING EVENTS Frogs and Friends Friday Program at Morningside Nature Center First Friday of every month, ends May 3; 2pm ArtWalk Gainesville at Downtown Community Plaza Every last Friday of the month, 7pm-10pm Civic Media Center weekly volunteer meeting at the Civic Media Center every Thursday at 5:30pm Poetry Jam at the Civic Media Center every Thursday night at 9:30pm Anarchademics, a monthly historical writings reading group, at the Civic Media Center every 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7pm-9pm Sunday Local Market at Citizens Co-op, 2pm-5pm The Alachua County Farmers Market Every Saturday at the Alachua County Farmers Market, 8:30am-1pm Free Community Meditation Group at Sanctuary Yoga Every Friday. All ages. Free English Classes- Open Enrollment Classes meet Tuesdays at Millhopper Alachua County Library, 6pm-7:30pm Farm to Table Progressive Dinner Series Nov. 1, 8, 15 at Sweetwater Branch Inn, 6:30pm-9:30pm Buchholtz Drama Presents “The Three Musketeers” At Buchholz High School Auditorium Nov. 1 to Nov. 4 Rural Folklife Days at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Runs Nov. 1 to Nov. 3, 9am-2:30pm
MUSEUMS, GALLERIES & GARDENS Florida Museum of Natural History: Peanuts…Naturally: Charlie Brown and Friends Explore Nature, Sept. 29-Jan 2 Water: Discovering and Sharing Solutions, Sept. 29-Jan 2 Butterfly Plant Sale, Monday-Saturday, 10am; Sundays, 1pm Trashformations, Nov. 16-Dec. 2 Children’s Natural History Gallery, Nov. 1 Focus Gallery: 352-273-3000 Fragmentation: Camille Demarinis & Donald Keefe: through Oct. 19 Science Store: Jorge Perez Gallego MFA Thesis Exhibition, begins Oct. 24 Grinter Gallery: 352-273-3044 Serialist: Jon Frey, Anna Kell & Mathew Whitehead, Oct. 3-Nov 2
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens: 352-3724981 Guided Tours Oct. 6 and the first Saturday of every month, 10am-12pm Fall Plant Sale and Orchid Show, Oct. 13Oct. 14, 9am-5pm
SF Gallery: 352-395-5464 Hispanic Heritage Month Exhibit, Sept. 20 to Oct 5. Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art: 352392-9826 Photography from Europe and America Between the Wars, Oct. 9 – Jan. 6 Things That Go Bump in the Night, Oct. 2- March 15 Contemporary Art from the Harn Collection, Sept. 3-Aug. 4 Souvenirs of Modern Asia: The Prints of Paul Jacoulet, ends Feb. 3 Anne Noggle: Reality and the Blind Eye of Truth, ends March 10 Verdant Earth and Teeming Seas: The Natural World in Ancient American Art, ends Nov. 4 Symposium-Arts of Korea: Histories, Challenges and Perspectives at Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Nov. 30-Dec. 2 Highlights from the Asian Collection, ongoing A Sense of Place: African Interiors, ongoing The Thomas Center Galleries: 352-3938532 AFTER DARK More Night paintings by Melanie Peter at Mezzanine Gallery, ends Nov. 10 University Gallery: 352-273-3000 Emergence & Structure, Oct. 5- Nov 16 Main Gallery: 352-393-8532 The Championship Seasons: Through the Lens the Gainesville Sun, Oct 5 to Jan 5; 8am-5pm Smathers Library (East) 2nd Floor Gallery ARTBOUND 2012 Sept. 10 - Nov. 2 Morning Side Nature Center: Living History Days Saturdays from September to May: 9am4:30pm Barnyard Buddies Every Wednesday from September to May, 3pm Frogs and Friends Friday First Friday of every month from September to May, 2pm
THEATERS & FILM Acrosstown Repertory Theatre: 352538-5516 Squitieri Studio Theatre (UF Campus): 352-392-1653 Constans Theatre: 352-392-1653 Agbedidi Dance, Nov. 30- Dec. 2 Nadine McGuire Black Box Theatre (UF Campus): 352-392-1653 Ajax in Iraq, Nov. 2- Nov. 18
EVENTS Gainesville Community Playhouse: 352-376-4949 White Christmas, Nov. 23-Dec. 23
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. Trivia at The Midnight, 9pm. Service Night at Boca Fiesta. Mug Night at EndZone.
Hippodrome Theatre: 352-375-4477 Carrie, Oct. 10 – Nov. 4 Tuna Christmas, Nov. 23- Dec. 23 A Christmas Carol, Nov. 24- Dec. 22 Santa Fe Fine Arts Hall Gainesville Cinema 14 Jesus Christ Superstar UK Rock Spectacular, Nov. 1, 7:30pm
PK Yonge Performing Arts Center: (352) 392-1554 Peter Pan and Wendy, Nov. 29-Dec. 2
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.
$5 AUCD Video DJ-JD at Grog House. Reggae Revival Tuesdays at High Dive. 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. Trivia at Sweet Mel’s/Naughty Mel’s, 7;30pm. 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.
Tankard Tuesdays at The Midnight.
Farmers market at Downtown Community Plaza, 4pm. 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. 2-4-1 wells for ladies at Sweet Mel’s/ Naughty Mel’s. National stand-up comedians at Rockey’s Dueling Piano Bar. Live acoustic music at Loosey’s Longshot. Martini night at Liquid Ginger. Test and Tune at the Gainesville Raceway. 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.
Volunteer meeting at the Civic Media Center, 6pm. Randall Nights at Gainesville House of Beer.
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 Rockeys Piano Bar. Open Mic Jam Session at Puerto Tagwa.
FIRE FEST Smokey the Bear will be visiting Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park to instruct people about fire safety at Fire Fest 2012. Bring the kids and travel the world of prescribed fire, also called a controlled burn, on Nov. 3 from 10am to 3pm. Attendees will receive a Fire Fest passport. Be sure to fill up your passport by visiting each station to receive a stamp. There will be hands-on demos of burn equipment, displays from local fire experts and a hayride.
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EVENTS Thirsty Thursdays at EndZone. Martini Madness at Emiliano’s Cafe. Thirsty Thursdays at The Midnight.
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 Rockeys Piano Bar. DJ Malibu Darby at The Backyard at Boca Fiesta. Live music at the Fat Tuscan. Hot hula fitness at the Okito America Family Fun Center. Latin Fridays at Costa Lounge. Live Music at Dirty Bar, Thornebrook Village. Live Music at Tall Paul’s Brew House. ‘80s Night with DJ B-Rad at Gator City. Black Fridays at EndZone. Free Fridays downtown.
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 Rockeys 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. Neon Liger at Spannk.
SUNDAY Haile Historic Homestead Tours, 12pm.
Hoola Hoop Jam at Westside Park, 2pm. 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. Drink, Draw & Jam at The Midnight. Dirty Bingo at FUBAR. Sunday Soiree at the Doris. Sunday Local Market at Citizens CO-op, 2pm.
GATOR HOME SPORTS CALENDAR FOOTBALL
Nov. 3, vs. Missouri
Nov. 2, vs. Georgia, 7pm
Nov. 10, vs. Louisiana (homecoming)
Nov. 4, vs. Tennessee, 2pm
Nov. 17, vs. Jacksonville State
Nov. 15, vs. LSU, 7pm
Nov. 18, vs. South Carolina, 1:30pm
Nov. 1, vs. Nebraska-Kearney
Nov. 7, vs. Santa Fe College, 5pm
Nov. 14, vs. Wisconsin, 7pm
Nov. 20, vs. Savannah State, 7pm Nov. 23, vs. UCF, 4pm Nov. 29, vs. Marquette, 9pm
MEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING Nov. 2, vs. Texas A&M, 4pm
Nov. 11, vs. Georgia State, TBA
WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING
Nov. 19, vs. North Florida, 7pm
Nov. 2, vs. Texas A&M, 4pm
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MUSIC ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Ellie Goulding successfully crossed over to the U.S. market this year with the guiding forces of “Your Song” (her Elton John cover), and “Lights,” which now holds a Billboard Top 100 record for longest climb to the top ﬁve. Her clubby pop music is more sensible than that of Lady Gaga, but more ambitious than Katy Perry, making Goulding an appealing alternative to those American staples. Halcyon picks up where Bright Lights left off, but is more dance than instrumental, replacing instruments like piano and guitar with more synths and sampling. The result sounds more like her competition than fans might expect (or like), but despite the sonic changes, the mood is the same, containing feelings of joy and excitement often overshadowed by life-or-death vulnerability. Goulding welcomes listeners to the album with “Don’t
Say A Word,” her voice slathered in reverb as she repeatedly sings the mysterious half-phrase, “If you never said anything.” Other catchy vocal effects are employed to varying degrees on “Only You” and “Explosions,” the former an edgy club song and the latter a slow reﬂection about being afraid to love another. The title track is a highlight, an energetic and moving expression of loneliness. It’s no sophomore slump, but Halcyon never quite reaches the show-stopping level of “Lights.”
SHAMELESS SELF PROMOTION Janna Pelle ★★★★★ With her ﬁrst solo effort, Shameless Self Promotion, Janna Pelle has taken a half-step forward into the world of pop, or as she calls it, “classical pop.” The result is a nine-song LP of catchy hooks, witty introspective lyrics, and dashes of intermittent swagger and self-doubt. The record has at least four legitimate singles on it, namely “Machine,” “Accessory,” “Down and Up” and “Don’t Really”—songs you could easily see on VH-1’s Jump Start. In fact, Janna has already made some lowbudget-but-fun music videos for these songs that you can watch on her YouTube channel. In perhaps the best song on the album, “Machine,” she boldly declares, “Oh if I want something you better believe that I’ll get it/ Nothing can stop me, oh no, baby I just will not let it/ And if you try to tell me different than you are just jealous/ I’ve got everything I need, now I just have to go sell it.” Later in the song, the UF advertising graduate sings “I’m doing this one for me, not university credit,” while also declaring “I’m working like a machine for you baby/ So no no no no please—don’t you break me.” “Don’t Really” is about being stuck in a relationship, while “Accessory” compares one’s signiﬁcant other to a piece of jewelry. “Universal Law” is a reinvented Half-Step song that looks at relationships in perhaps the most philosophical context of the whole LP. While only remnants of her soulful and bluesy vocals from her Half-Step days remain, they are more than enough to give this fun record enough depth and balance that will more than just carry it into the future. The album is available on Jannapelle.com.
Just when it seemed like Frank Ocean had taken the reigns in modern R&B, another relative newcomer, Miguel, shows up to steer the genre in his direction. The Californian singer/ songwriter/producer has been trying to make his break since he was 14. Finally squeezing through the cracks in 2011, Miguel climbed the charts with “Sure Thing.” And while his album remained a sleeper, the hit single did more than enough to make his splash in the mainstream. Miguel is making a huge leap with Kaleidoscope Dream, which won’t come as a surprise to those who listened to the trio of Art Dealer Chic EPs earlier this year. Many of those songs made their way to Miguel’s second full-length, an album that clearly separates him from the pack of R. Kelly sound-alikes. As indicated by the cover, Kaleidoscope Dream is cloudy, psychedelic and full of songs that swirl around themselves and the listener.
Lead single “Adorn” opens the album with a beat more or less lifted from Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing” but re-imagined for 2012 as Miguel croons, “Let my love adorn you.” In the scandalous adventure “Don’t Look Back,” the narrator’s werewolf-like tendencies cause problems for a potential relationship until Miguel slips into the Zombies’ “Time of the Season” as the curtains close. The title track is a dreamy, dripping love song that overcomes the fact that it’s the same Labi Siffre sample recognizable from Eminem’s “My Name Is.” Miguel is not just some mainstream crossover singer; he’s a true artist.
Grizzly Bear have become a household name as far as indie rock is concerned. After making big impressions among critics with Yellow House in 2006, the band got a taste of the mainstream after releasing 2009’s Veckatimest, which produced the hit “Two Weeks.” Grizzly Bear’s music is a unique blend of jazz-inspired rock, sensible pop and experimental instrumentation. After devoting a few years to side projects and a movie soundtrack (Blue Valentine), Grizzly Bear return in 2012 with their fourth album, Shields. It’s a beautiful album that ﬁnds the band perfecting their craft rather than trying to out-do themselves. The band’s previous albums have been worlds apart from each other, but Shields takes the most successful characteristics of their previous work to enable a new conﬁdence in the music.
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The album begins with “Sleeping Ute,” the most aggressive start to any Grizzly Bear album with its loud, clanging guitars and stormy drum ﬁlls. “Speak in Rounds” ﬁnds the guys playing their fastest, invoking some Arcade Fire in a swirl of acoustic guitars and energetic vocals. “Yet Again” is to Shields as “Two Weeks” was to Veckatimest: it’s Grizzly Bear’s version of a mainstream single. It’s almost hauntingly good, as is the rest of Shields—another homerun for the boys in Grizzly Bear.
NOVEMBER 5 Crystal Castles III
NOVEMBER 6 Aerosmith Music From Another Dimension Dirty Projectors About To Die
Streetlight Manifesto The Hands That Thieve
NOVEMBER 13 Big Boi Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors Brian Eno LUX Christina Aguilera Lotus Green Day Dos! Soundgarden King Animal The Rolling Stones GRRR!
NOVEMBER 14 Sonic Youth Smart Bar–Chicago 1985
NOVEMBER 20 Ghostface Killah Twelve Reasons To Die Pitbull Global Warming
NOVEMBER 27 Alicia Keys Girl On Fire
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WAYLON THORNTON AND THE HEAVY HANDS
Sixto Rodriguez was an artist whose records didn’t sell. But his music struck a chord with young South Africans who opposed Apartheid, and thankfully, his fame caught up with him. The music resonates as much today as it did in its time. Wonderfully intimate and spatial, the tracks are gently psychedelic folk songs that stir and soothe.
Staff Benda Bilili is a band from Kinshasa, DRC. They are handicapped and ride around in scrap-made vehicles that resemble motorized junkyard wheelchairs. Their instruments are equally scavenged. The resulting music has a depth and electricity uniquely conjured by their challenged existence.
Waylon Thornton has had a transformation. The robust young rocker we claim as local, though he and his family live in Lake Butler, has seasoned a bit, as a man and as a performer. Having a son and digging in deep has revealed a new musical maturity, but there still remains the raw wildness of youth.
Jethro Tull Thick As A Brick
We're Not Worthy! Damn Good! Not Bad! It’s Got Its Moments It Rocks! - NOT!
By Wade Powell
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been submerged in arts and culture. In 1992, he opened The Covered Dish, a live music club that ran until 2000 and featured local, regional and national acts. He started his own record label “Put it on a Cracker” in 1995, joined the band The Causey Way (19962001), and co-founded Satellite Magazine (2002-2009). He has been involved with various art radio projects, including starting Grow Radio in 2009.
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DATSIK Datsik and friends are touring around the country for his Firepower tour, which included stops at Tallahassee’s Coliseum and at the Beacham Theatre in Orlando last month. Datsik has grown over the past few years by touring heavily. Now that he is headlining, he has taken an interesting approach toward production. His set up was inside a giant sideways cone and alongside it were projection system covers that surrounded it with splashes of color and undulating imagery. All of the ragers appeared to enjoy it as it added nice visuals to his dubstep-centric music, but it was the bass drops and beats that got them going. And when I say bass, I am talking low thunder that rattled the entire venue. He must have had woofers made out of an otherworldy alloy because the bass was loud, clear and low. He played some of his more well known songs like “Swagga,” “Deviance” and “Firepower,” but they were new remixed versions that he created on the spot. He also mashed tracks together to create new ﬂows. Datsik even did a stage dive in the middle of the set, leaving his cone alone to pump out the beats while he surfed atop the raging crowd.
PORTER ROBINSON AND ZEDD Porter Robinson and Zedd have both toured through Gainesville before, but for their recent show at the Vault they teamed up to give EDM fans a double dose of electronic medicine. I had seen them both do solo sets before and thought it was going to be two solo sets this time. I was pleasantly surprised when they came out together to perform. The production was minimal—just a couple of L.E.D. screens, some colored lights and strobes. There was plenty of energy onstage, with Porter and Zedd mixing and mashing music together. Both are very young DJs signed to Skrillex’s OWSLA label, and they are building their reputations by touring extensively. The chemistry between the two, both at similar points in their career, was undeniable. While waiting to enter the venue, a couple walked up and asked who was playing tonight. When the guy asked what kind of music it was, I said electronic dance music and another guy chimed in that it was neon house music. But as long as the beats are ﬂowing and the fans are dancing, who cares? Porter Robinson and Zedd are pioneers in the new EDM movement. It was great seeing them play together in a small Gainesville club before they move to larger venues.
DELUNA FEST DeLuna Fest was my second beach festival this year (after Hangout), and it was a smaller affair. During the day, I saw Fishbone and Gaslight Anthem on the beach, and Ben Folds Five and City and Colour on a second stage in the parking lot. But the night belonged to Pearl Jam, and they delivered a nice long set for their ﬁrst Pensacola show since 1994. I began my Saturday with some mellower tunes, courtesy of the Silos and The Canvas Waiting, but it quickly got more intense as Jimmy Cliff and Off! were playing at the same time. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and the Joy Formidable and Band of Horses were great choices as the sun set. Saturday on the beach was about the Foo Fighters, though. The Foos brought out Bob Mould for “Dear Rosemary” and a cover of Tom Petty’s “Breakdown.” Dave also sang “Happy Birthday” to Joan Jett. On Sunday, I saw several bands before the sun went down. The Wood Brothers were one of my favorites, bringing some gritty, funky blues-rock to the festival. They sure made a lot of noise for a 3-piece, touching on disparate genres and melding it into a nice stew-pot of material. Following headlining performances by the Foo Fighters is not easy, but Zac Brown Band was up to the task with a set that leaned more toward their rock side than their country side. They closed the fest in style with some intense jamming during songs like “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” and “Isn’t She Lovely.”
Nov 11 – All Time Low Nov 14 – Regina Spektor Nov 15 – Falling in Reverse Nov 19 – Lamb of God, In Flames, Hatebreed, Sylosis Nov 23 – Rusko Nov 24 – Boyz Noize Nov 25 – Sevendust Nov 30 – Rise Against Dec 4 – Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dec 8 – Sum 41 Dec 22 – The Starting Line Dec 29 – Michael Ray
FESTIVALS (Close out the festival season with these nearby music fests.)
Nov 8-11 is the Bear Creek Music Festival at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park, featuring a plethora of jam and funk bands such as Umphrey’s McGee, Dumpstaphunk, Lettuce, Perpetual Groove, Zach Deputy and many more. Nov 9-10 is the Electric Daisy Carnival at Tinker Field in Orlando. No line-up yet, although it should have plenty of EDM acts. Dec 2 is X102.9’s The Big Ticket at Metropolitan Park, with a nice line-up featuring Rise Against, Bush, fun., Of Monsters and Men, Anberlin and more.
AMWAY CENTER (Orlando)
Nov 3 – The Who Dec 16 – Trans Siberian Orchestra Dec 21 – Carrie Underwood, Hunter Hayes Jan 25 – Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen Feb 24 – Pink Feb 25 – Muse Feb 26 – Sarah Brightman
THE FLORIDA THEATRE (Gainesville) Dec 6 – Blackberry Smoke
HIGH DIVE (Gainesville) Nov 8 – Go Radio, Paradise Fears, Stages and Stereos Nov 9 – Whole Wheat Bread, Pinemount Kings, The Upside Nov 11 – Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers, Pete Karnes Blues Band Nov 13 – Bright Light Social Hour Nov 14 – Amy Schumer Nov 17 – Peelander Z, Electric Eel Shock Nov 23 – Hours Eastly, Movers Shakers & Risk Takers Nov 28 – Zach Deputy Nov 29 – Japandroids Nov 30 – Sh*tty Beatles Dec 5 – Papadosio Dec 9 – Southern Culture on the Skids, dblWIDE Dec 14 – Dan Deacon Dec 15 – Dixie Desperadoes
PLAZA THEATRE (Orlando) Nov 8 – Bonerama Nov 9 – Deerhoof, Levek Nov 10 – Rickie Lee Jones Nov 14 – Cypress Hill Nov 15 – Donovan Frankenreiter Nov 16 – Acoustic Alchemy Nov 17 – Aaron Lewis Nov 18 – Asleep at the Wheel Nov 21 – Asia Nov 30 – Of Montreal Dec 2 – Richard Marx Dec 6 – Tyler Ward Dec 8 – Iris Dement Dec 20 – Sage Francis Jan 16 – Galactic
VETERAN’S MEMORIAL ARENA (Jax)
THE HARD ROCK LIVE
(Orlando) Nov 4 – Counting Crows Nov 9 – Primus Nov 10 – Weezer (blue album) Nov 11 – Weezer (Pinkerton album) Dec 3 – Silversun Pickups Dec 14 – Stephen Wright
Of Monsters and Men
(Orlando) Nov 9 – A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown Nov 13 – Waka Flocka Flame Nov 15 – Dillon Francis, Clockwork Nov 20 – The Sword, Gypsyhaawk, Eagle Claw Eddie Nov 21 – The Supervillains Nov 30 – Of Monsters and Men Dec 7 – Jonathan Coulton Dec 15 – Marina & the Diamonds
Dec 13 – Tran Siberian Orchestra Dec 14 – Eric Church, Justin Moore, Kip Moore Ponte Vedra Concert Hall (Ponte Vedra) Nov 9 – Rickie Lee Jones Nov 10 – Steve Forbert, Carrie Rodriquez Nov 15 – Acoustic Alchemy Dec 7 – Iris Dement Dec 9 – Tyrone Wells Dec 14 – Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks
1-800-ASK-GARY AMPHITHEATRE (Tampa) Nov 3 – Rush Dec 2 – Alan Jackson
TAMPA BAY TIMES FORUM (Tampa)
BOB CARR PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
(Orlando) Nov 27,28 – Eddie Vedder, Glen Hansard Dec 10 – Joe Bonamassa
Dec 11 – Aerosmith, Cheap Trick Dec 15 – Trans Siberian Orchestra
THE RITZ (Tampa) Nov 10 – A$AP Rocky Nov 15 – Waka Flocka Dec 7 – Sum 41 FREEBIRD LIVE (Jax)
RUTH ECKERD HALL (Clearwater)
Nov 9 – Leann Rimes Nov 10 – Glenn Frey Nov 15 – Regina Spektor Dec 3,4 – Eddie Vedder, Glen Hansard
THE HOUSE OF BLUES (Orlando) Nov 6 – Taking Back Sunday Nov 10 – Yellowcard, The Wonder Years, We are the In Crowd, Sandlot Heroes
Nov 7 – Dr. Dog, Cotton Jones Nov 9 – All Time Low, The Summer Set, Hit the Lights Nov 13 – Dance Gavin Dance, A Lot Like Birds, I The Mighty, Hail the Sun, The Orphan The Poet Nov 14 – Donavon Frankenreiter Nov 16 – Bobbie Lee Rodgers Nov 17 – Artilect, Glorious Gunner Dec 1 – Perpetual Groove Dec 5 – Geoff Tate of Queensryche Dec 8 – Papadosio, Greenhouse Lounge Dec 14 – Passaﬁre
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HEALTH & FITNESS
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remember it as if it were yesterday. My awkward, adolescent body dangling from a pull up bar with all my friends and classmates gathered around. In my heart, I dared to hope, but alas, hope wasn’t enough. I grunted and scowled, but didn’t budge an inch. The gym teacher yelled “Next!” and it was time for the next victim. Oh, how far we have come since those days of public embarrassment and shame. Now, the Presidential Fitness Test for kids (now dubbed “The President’s Challenge”) is focused on building healthy lifestyle habits and self-esteem. Measuring aerobic ﬁtness, muscular strength, ﬂexibility and body composition, The President’s Challenge Adult Fitness Test is designed to give you a good picture of your overall health. And, though there are no medals for being the best, you still get bragging rights for having an awesome score.
AEROBIC FITNESS: Get That Heart Rate Up To determine your level of aerobic ﬁtness, you have your choice of either a one-mile walk (which requires you to record your pulse at the end) or a 1.5-mile run. The time it takes you to complete the allotted distance is your score for this event.
MUSCULAR STRENGTH: Strength in Repetition Muscular strength is tested using the YMCA half sit-up (a crunch where you reach your hands towards your heels instead of holding your head) and the standard push-up for males and the modiﬁed (kneeling) push up for females. Both exercises are scored based on the maximum number of repetitions you can complete in one minute.
FLEXIBILITY: Reach for the Sky (Or Rather, Your Toes) The ﬂexibility assessment is the “sit and reach” test. If you don’t have access to a specialized sit and reach box, you can use a standard yardstick instead. Sit on the ﬂoor with your shoes off and position the yardstick so that the mark for “0” is facing you and the mark for “14” is equal with your heels. Slowly reaching with both hands, see how far you can reach. The number of inches where your hands end up is your score.
BODY COMPOSITION: Body Mass Math Body Composition is evaluated using the Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI can be useful for determining disease-risk in some individuals, but it should be taken with a grain of salt. For example, a muscular individual who weighs 200lbs and is 6 feet tall will have the same BMI as a ﬂabby individual who has the same height and weight. To calculate your BMI, you just need to divide your weight (in pounds) by your height (in inches).
CALCULATING YOUR SCORE: Drumroll, Please To see how your score stacks up to the national average, and to learn how to improve your scores, go to AdultFitnessTest.org.
ABOUT TONY Tony is a University of Florida Fitness & Wellness graduate and an ACSM Certified Health & Fitness Specialist working in Orlando. In addition to his contributions to INsite, he also writes for Examiner.com (Orlando Gyms) as well as his FED blog (fitnessinanevolutionarydirection.com).
f you want to boost your body composition, performance or overall health, there’s a supplement for that. Unfortunately, not all of them are as effective as they claim and none of them can replace the benefits of proper nutrition and adequate exercise.
In fact, some can be downright dangerous. There’s a short list that passes my inspection—the two most important being a multi-vitamin and fish oil (high in DHA and EPA). I only trust supplements that have been tested (and proven) by years (really, decades) of peer-reviewed scientific research, and I don’t expect them to make up for poor decisions on my part. A supplement, by pure definition, is something that completes or enhances something else. Adding a health supplement to an unhealthy lifestyle only enhances an unhealthy lifestyle. You have to pair the right supplements with the right habits to make a difference on your health. Sites like www.pubmed.gov and the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (www.jissn. com), host copious amounts of published research articles in the category of health, fitness, nutrition and exercise, and they are great reference tools. Talk to your doctor before starting any supplement. Jennette Holzworth is an Advanced Level II Trainer at Gainesville Health and Fitness specializing in weight loss, strength training and nutrition coaching. She can be reached via email at Jennette.Holzworth@ghfc.com.
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MUSIC BAND PROFILE
ran “the Piano Man” Whitley has come full circle. The Gainesville native has returned to share his experiences spanning five decades as a professional musician, hobnobbing with the likes of the Allman Brothers, Tom Petty, Boz Scaggs and Don Felder, and to share his plans for the future. —Greg Allard
Tell us something about the early days.
I grew up in Gainesville playing in local bands like all the young dudes. It started out for fun, glory and money. After I heard The Beatles, it was for fame, more money and to write the perfect song. It seems like an eternity ago, but I must have been 16 and found myself playing at the Keystone Heights Pier in a band called The Sundowners. There was some guy named Tom Petty in the band.
Wow. I’m a big Tom Petty fan. I recall he was pretty good.
Haha. What else do you remember about those early days? Later on I played in a band called Riff, which became known locally for having a fairly sophisticated dramatic rock sound. Apparently, we weren’t as good as we thought, losing badly to the Allman Brothers in a battleof-the-bands at Gainesville High School.
Those were heady days. We all wanted to be better at our music. But you had to practice. You could count on ﬁnding Don Felder (The Eagles) in his bedroom practicing everyday. He and Bernie Leadon (also The Eagles) easily had the best band in town (The Maundy Quintet). It’s funny how you can kind of tell who is going to make it in the music business.
Wow. Sounds like Gainesville was a big part of the musical renaissance of the late ’60s and early ’70s. Gainesville had its moment in musical time. I believe I was part of it. The entire community supported a strong local scene. There were endless free concerts where the air was electric with rock, jazz, fusion, folk, soul, country and all sorts of expressive art. People were tie-dyed and wide-eyed.
Awesome. Before we get to what you’re doing now, it would be nice to hear what you did in those in-between years.
Like many young rockers, I wanted to make more of my music than just playing locally. I launched various campaigns in Jacksonville, Tampa and Miami. I got my chance when famed producer Johnny Sandlin called from Macon, Ga., and asked if I could ﬂy out to play some live dates with Boz Skaggs in San Francisco. I said, “Yes!” Later, I got on a western states tour with a band called Cowboy that was opening for The Allman Brothers. Yep, the same band that had kicked my ass back in my Riff days. Then I played keyboards with a host of bands trying to get record deals, make demos, play showcases and break into the LA music scene. It was tough. At one point I was living in one room with a sink and a window. I had permission to use the facilities in the upstairs apartment. My speaker cabinets became a platform for a foam mattress.
Haha. Things must have gotten better from there.
Eventually things improved and one day I had to decide whether to accept a gig with Jackson Browne or go on the road with a new band called “Kimo Sabe.” Maybe I should have gone with Browne because Kimo Sabe quickly broke up. But, that’s the music business. I started getting the urge to play live music again. I rounded up the usual suspects (musicians) in my area and put together The Tran Whitley Music Experience. The show was called “A Brief History of Pop Music” and provided me a vehicle to play many styles of music and offer a bit of background and content. From that act came the notion that a piano-based show would be a bold step forward. To get there I ﬁrst needed to acquire a whole new skill set. So I spent some time in a dueling pianos act at the Jersey Shore, Myrtle Beach, S.C., and South Florida. That effort evolved into my current piano-based show and brings me full circle back to my roots and a place to keep doing what I love.
Tell us more about that.
I am back in Gainesville to share the area I grew up in with my lovely wife, Ruth. We have written a show called Tran “The Piano Man” Whitley, an upbeat rockin’ piano-based ﬂoorshow built around a baby grand piano and me singing and playing favorite songs.
Aside from the obvious Billy Joel reference, what does the moniker “piano man” mean to you?
To me, the original piano man was a guy stuck in a lousy gig in a bar obligated to play requests—with low pay and no glory. I’d like to think Joel elevated the concept to “here’s what I can play; how do you like me now?” I’m guessing he had a gig in that bar I imagined.
Tell us about your gigs.
We’ve performed the show at Sweet Mel’s, The Smoke House and The Library at Market Street with plans for a permanent show at the appropriate local venue. I want to make downtown venues a destination for people looking for a good time in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. I simply want to play everyone’s favorite song and put a smile on as many faces as possible.
Favorite restaurant in Gainesville: El Indio. Brown bag it, sit there on the patio and you’re all set. Favorite food: Whatever my wife is making for dinner! Favorite hobby or pastime: Cable News. Give me a triple split screen with CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. Favorite recent movie: Not recent but Coraline. Favorite all-time band or artist: Impossible to say— but I’m astonished at the work of Queen.
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BY THE BOOK:
talks Anna Karenina
laying a classic literary heroine is nothing new to Keira Knightley, who has already conquered the role of Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. We talked to Keira about her latest role as Anna Karenina, the sexually obsessed tragic babe of the classic Leo Tolstoy novel. —Prairie Miller You look lovely in that outfit today.
Oh, thank you. That’s very kind. The hem comes down tight on the skirt, which is really annoying. I can’t actually walk in it, because it’s too small at the bottom.
So why wear it?
Who knows! I put it on and I thought... Not practical!
OK, on to movies. Did you feel like you disappeared into your character as Anna Karenina? I did, yes—which was quite exhausting—it’s Anna Karenina!
Is she still with you in a way?
With particular ones, they really stay with you. The way that we shot it, and the way we made it and everything, it was very difﬁcult to shake her off at the end of the day. So I deﬁnitely didn’t want to have to go into another one straight away where I couldn’t shake the character off. I thought, that is the path to madness!
Anna Karenina breaks out of the mold of the classic story into unconventional drama. Was it scary for you to explore uncharted territory?
Yes, but I think any role is intimidating. This one was almost as frightening as Elizabeth Bennet in Pride And Prejudice. Women see themselves as Elizabeth Bennet. They want to be Elizabeth Bennet. I wanted to, when I was a kid. So Elizabeth Bennet was a character that people loved. But with Anna Karenina, people don’t want to be her. But that didn’t make her any less frightening.
The dancing in the movie is pretty strange, too. Did it take long to learn those moves?
I think we were rehearsing it for about a month. And we were doing a lot of improvisation.
Your love life is really hot in the movie. What turns you on off screen?
I love when there’s an obsession with music. Completely obsessed. I’ve always been attracted to people who love anything that much. But particularly music.
How about you?
I like it, but I’m not that kind of obsessive. I can sit in a room and be silent. I’m not one of those people, but I’ve always loved people who are. And I do remember actively disliking music when I was in my teens.
I completely remember the moment. When I was eleven, I wanted to still play games. And my two best friends wanted to go to Ben’s, and listen to music. I found that music had taken away my childhood! And my best friends. It was almost like I actually resented all of it, for that reason. It took me to when I was in my early to mid-twenties, to really start listening to it and getting into something on my own.
Is there anything you wouldn’t do for a movie?
If the role isn’t good enough, I’m not going to take it, you know? But, as I’m getting older—I’ve been offered some things recently, and I suddenly went, if a daughter of mine watched me doing that, I would feel really ashamed of myself. I mean it more in a kind of feminist way. Going, ‘Is that part good enough? Or is this a character that just turns up and takes her clothes off?’ I don’t want that to be what women do in ﬁlms. I want it to be more than that. So I suppose that’s what I wouldn’t do.
Is there a method in the way you choose roles?
It’s very instinctive. I don’t know what I’m looking for beforehand. I literally can’t. Because I don’t know what it is that I want to do next, until I ﬁnd it. If somebody said to me, what’s your dream role, I wouldn’t be able to answer that. I really don’t know. But as soon as I read something, I know that’s it.
What do you see in your future?
Anna Karenina was so dark, I really can’t go from one dark one into another dark one. I can’t do it. So right now I need something that’s positive, as opposed to these big tragedies—which I love doing, and I think probably are my favorite things to do. But they do kind of take something out of you.
Is there anything you won’t miss about Anna Karenina? You do Anna Karenina, and it’s a good two and a half hours getting ready every single morning. But with others, you come in half an hour early, and they cover your zits. And that’s it, really, which is great.
S N O I S S E F R E B CON R A B A
G ONLY IN GAINESVILLE
s all lost when it comes to the craft of a single-bladed shave? Once a weekly ritual for generations of men seeking a good haircut and a good conversation, visiting the barber still holds its appeal for thousands of guys in Gainesville who choose to go old-school rather than visit a salon. The styles may change over the years, but the loyalty between a guy and his go-to barber still stands strong. The relationship between a man and his barber can range from sports bar buddies to silent understanding, and local barbers have all had their fair share of stories roll through their chairs.
CHIP RATLIFF ATHLET IC CUTS
I’VE BEEN CUTTING HAIR FOR 35 years. I was born and raised in Gainesville and both my mom and my dad were hair stylists. THE WORST PART OF THE JOB IS when you miss movies because someone walks in at the last minute wanting a cut. MY MOTTO IS “Cut it the way you want it.” If someone isn’t sure of what they want, I’d rather not cut it. I don’t do things off the cuff. A POPULAR CUT RIGHT NOW IS the Muschamp. I’d describe it as a business man’s cut. ONE OF THE BIGGEST LESSONS I’VE LEARNED IS when someone sits in your chair, you never know what you’re going to get. PEOPLE APPRECIATE all the pictures and memorabilia we have in our shop. I’ve got boxes more of it in the back. A GOOD BARBER IS patient. They have to take the time to ﬁgure out what someone wants. They have to have work ethic. And they have to love cutting hair and talking with clients. MOST INTERESTING CLIENTS ARE coaches and athletes. Steve Spurrier came here, Urban Meyer came here, and now Muschamp stops in. Even Coach Donovan gets his hair cut here. I’ve had ﬁve Heisman candidates come through my shop. I like to consider my shop like the Field of Dreams, “if you build it, they will come.” That’s what my shop has been to me. BIGGEST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OLD SCHOOL BARBERSHOPS AND THE ONES NOW It’s a lot harder to talk with people. Conversations in the past were more wild and open. Now all this technology is in the way. But we still ﬂing it. I like to call it a Free Speech Shop. Religion, politics―it’s all allowed. THE CRAZIEST REQUEST I EVER GOT WAS a woman with a mohawk who wanted us to shave all the hair on either side of her head with a razor. It was deﬁnitely out of the ordinary. BIGGEST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BARBERSHOP AND A SALON I think salons are more open-minded and able to adjust to modern trends. That’s why you see more barbershops being phased out. MY JOB IS to enhance your looks. Also to offer a place to share ideas, not gossip.
SEAN MILLER CAMPUS CUTS
I’VE LEARNED THAT men are deﬁnitely more loyal than ladies when it comes to their stylists. We even have customers that will plan their haircuts around when they come up for games. THE MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY OF A GOOD BARBER IS personality. Haircuts are inconvenient for men, and cutting hair can get boring. Nothing annoys me more than someone who doesn’t want to talk. I want their experience to be fun. BEST PART OF THE JOB IS all the people. Worst part of the job is people bringing their personal problems into the shop. Sometimes you have to be a psychiatrist. A GOOD BARBERSHOP should be friendly and have a comfortable atmosphere. I like to treat everybody like I’ve known them for 10 years. UNUSUAL REQUESTS seem less unusual the longer you work. I’ve had someone want the Miami Dolphin’s logo shaved into his head, and I used to get a lot of requests for UF logos. I also had a kid who asked me to shave the top of his head bald so he could dress as his teacher for Halloween. He ended up getting suspended for two days—the teacher didn’t think it was as funny as we did.
DAVID RATLIFF COLEN’S HAIR STYLES
OUR BARBERSHOP was the ﬁrst uni-sex barbershop in Florida. We still have a girl barber now.
I STARTED CUTTING HAIR WHEN I was 17 years old. Before that I washed towels and helped keep the shop clean while I learned how to run one.
THE DEAL WITH BEARDS IS Guys don’t like shaving. Growing a beard is an easy way out of that.
STARTING TO SEE A LOT OF ﬂat-top haircuts. Hairstyles are always rotating back around.
THE MAJORITY OF OUR CUSTOMERS ARE returning customers. Some of them have been coming to us so long that I can start cutting their hair as soon as they sit down because I already know what they want. If they want something different, they have to tell me before they sit down.
THE GREAT PART ABOUT THIS JOB IS that it brings in all different types of people. Haircuts are a great equalizer.
THIS JOB has never felt like a job to me. THE BARBERSHOP IS the one place where there is no discrimination. Everyone is always ragging on each other; it’s a fun workplace. I try to make everyone laugh at least once before they leave.
THE OLD BARBERSHOP MENTALITY IS starting to make a comeback. I’m seeing a lot more people go to school to become a barber. Even though our culture has changed a lot, guys will always have their rituals. MOST INTERESTING CLIENT WAS Tim Tebow. His haircut was highly requested while he was here; it’s a simple cut. BEING A BARBER is all I want to ever do. It’s a fun way to make a living.
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BETWEEN THE LINES: T h e Mi n d B e hi n d
orman Gilliland lived most of his life in Gainesville and was always intrigued by the small town’s deep history—which we see in his new novel Midnight Catch.
We got a chance to speak with Norman, who now lives in Middleton, Wis., about the mysteries of Gainesville and how it fueled this small town mystery. How did growing up in Gainesville provide a basis for the story? I’ve always been fascinated by the way people and places were before I ﬁrst encountered them. When we moved to Gainesville we lived in a house built in 1933 and I often wondered what the house and the street—Palm Terrace by name—were like back in their early days. In 2005, I published a novel called Sand Mansions set in and around Gainesville from 1876 to 1905, based closely on the colorful events of those years and told in ﬂashback from 1929. For Midnight Catch I wanted to focus on some of the same characters during just the last three months of 1929. You took such a deﬁning period in American history and set it in a small town. Why? Well, I get claustrophobic in big cities, and there’s something appealing about the contrast between the innocence of a small southern college town and what goes on in the woods and waterways around it. Pom Holliman kind of represents that contrast with his friendly, helpful approach to everyone, which becomes darker and darker as he gets deeper into the circumstances surrounding the murders. You might call the genre of Midnight Catch “small town noir.” It seemed like all these major events kept coming up and kept the story going—how did you make sure to solve everything? As the story developed, I realized that in their efforts to put the murders behind them, the Hollimans and the Wards are constantly getting drawn back into the crime. For example, when Rex throws his attention into his radio, he’s unwittingly sucked back into the very thing he’s trying to get away from. Same with Pom. The book’s a little unusual in that the people “solving” the mystery are doing so unwittingly until the eleventh hour and, at the end, you have to think for a minute to ﬁgure out who knows the whole story. But you can be sure that the mystery comes with a sensible solution. You can do that in a small town setting; have everyone closely and unknowingly connected without relying upon coincidence. How did this type of story come to you? And the characters? I got the initial idea so long ago that I’m not sure how it ﬁrst came to me. Early on, I had a vision of the ﬁnal deadly confrontation on Palm Terrace, and I worked back from there. As for the characters, some of them we meet in Sand Mansions and watch them develop over the years. In Richard’s case, I was interested in contrasting him with one of the major characters in Sand Mansions, John Howard, who was a wheeler-dealer and something of a womanizer, who also had a well-buried sense of honor. But Richard has the advantage of a stable family.
What writers do you look to for inspiration? I like the blunt vividness of Cormac McCarthy’s Border trilogy, but there’s only one documented instance of humor in all of his writing. My style developed from every good and bad book I’ve ever read. You either learn what to do or what not to do. Having said that, if you’re middle class, middle-brow and Middle West, how can you ever get very far from Mark Twain—and why would you want to? He had the precise powers of observation of a journalist combined with an irrepressible sense of humor. How would you describe the importance of location in the novel? My number one goal in a novel is to show how the limitations of the times and the place affect the aims of the character. Midnight Catch couldn’t have happened anywhere
else. A lot of the ambiance of the book comes right out of the Gainesville Daily Sun headlines and back page stories from the fall of 1929. In fact, that’s where the whole rumrunning plot comes from. UF provides this big contrast to the skullduggery. And, it turns out that a certain UF faculty member is not so innocent. Sand Mansions ends with the coming of UF to Gainesville in 1905, an event that affects the lives of some of the characters in big ways. It was inevitable that we’d get a glimpse of it again in 1929. [Spoiler alert!] Two major turning points come during the homecoming parade. Any tips for our readers? From the get-go, I conceived a series of four Florida books—Sand Mansions, Midnight Catch and two others—one set in 1943 and the other in 1957. Each will be different genre—a historical novel, a murder mystery, a torrid romance and a picaresque comedy. I hope I can pull it off!
WE READ IT: MIDNIGHT CATCH
et in autumn back in 1929, Midnight Catch by Norman Gilliland sends readers to the Depression era of political radicalism, speakeasies and underground black markets—right here in Gainesville. The novel ﬂings readers into a post-murder scene stumbled upon by the teenaged Rex Holliman. The young 13-year-old is terriﬁed and haunted by the scene, both in his daily life and dreams. His mind is distracted, but not quite put to ease, when northerner Jim Rhodes comes into town with radical ideas that challenge the American bourgeoisie’s capitalistinduced ideas. His folksy tunes and diddles make him popular with the local radio station and he’s soon dubbed The Shirtsleeve Troubadour. But his outspokenness makes some townsman uncomfortable. Rex’s dad, Pom, gets involved in the affairs of Richard Ward, a real estate broker in serious debt, which sends him into a quarry of rum-running deals and detours all over Gainesville and North Florida as he tries to acquire the money he owes to the “Collector.” Little do they know that all of their lives are tied
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together in small ways in this small town, which they only begin to realize as the events unroll. Their lives are jerked around into a sick game caused by the economy of the time and they refuse to play it. Norman’s prose is sweet, clean and economical—his Hemingway-esque style captures the deﬂated feelings and irrational natures that may have arisen out of the Great Depression. Readers are given historical commentary in addition to this gripping thriller. Part of the fun in Midnight Catch is in recognizing the locations of their road-running escapades set along the familiar roads of University Avenue, Archer and the deep, dark Millhopper. The bristles of the woods and an older Gainesville are brought alive on the pages of Norman’s novel. And references to the once-called Fighting Gators and homecoming parades offer a glimpse into the town’s history. Midnight Catch is like game with no rules, other than to keep going—a rule that temptingly invites readers into this dark world.
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GOING OUT From Trivia Mondays to Just Fridays, The Midnight has something going on every night during the weekdays in accompaniment with their extensive beer menu. Got the postbeer munchies? Check out the Tasty Treat menu for scrumptious dishes like grilled cheeses and chili bowls.
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GAINESVILLE HOUSE OF BEER
19 W. University Ave.
Gainesville House of Beer has included several pumpkin ales in their ever-rotating 40-draft selection. This year they are providing Pumpkinhead Ale in the can and on tap, and Smashed Pumpkin Ale in the bottle from Shipyard Brewing Co. They also have UFO Pumpkin in the bottle from Harpoon Brewery. Also on tap: Blue Point Mother Pumpkin and Cigar City Brewery’s Good Gourd Pumpkin. With so many beers to choose from, ﬁnding the right one can be a little daunting. But just ask Gainesville House of Beer bartender A.J. Gil, 31, and he’ll guide you to the perfect one. And if you ask him about his favorite, he’ll tell you Shipyard Brewing Company’s beer because “it’s a little spicier and has more of a pumpkin pie feel to it compared to Mother Pumpkin.” However, “Good Gourd is probably the most highly regarded in the beer community,” he says. Tip! Follow House of Beer on Twitter at @ gainesvilleHOB to stay up-to-date with what beers are available.
MAUDE’S CLASSIC CAFÉE 101 SE 2nd Place
Maude’s Classic Café has caught fall fever, offering ﬂavors of pumpkin spice to cinnamon apple. Stop by for a gingerbread cupcake with maple icing and cinnamon sprinkled on top paired with their pumpkin spice dripped coffee made—not from adding syrup, but—using pumpkin ﬂavor-infused coffee beans. Barista and baker Meredith Kite, 27, says her favorite treat is the vegan pumpkin crumb cake with a hot apple cider. And, the bonus of getting your pumpkin coffee ﬁx at Maude’s is being able to sit outside and enjoy the fall breeze on their patio. If you’re not a java fan, they also have a cinnamon apple spice tea and a chai latte. Tip! Keep checking back, because they will offer other desserts as the season progresses.
KARMA CREAM 1025 W. University Ave.
The best time to stop by Karma Cream is when their pumpkin spice donuts have just come out of the oven. Grab one while they’re still hot
and pair it with a pumpkin beer ice cream ﬂoat. The treats shop is well known for its creamy, sweet vegan ice cream and they do not disappoint when it comes to fall, offering nutmeg and pumpkin pie ice cream, too. “I really do have a sweet side for a pumpkin mudslide cupcake,” says co-owner Payal Patel as she sprinkles tiny chocolate kisses into cupcake batter. She suggests a white chocolate mocha with a pumpkin spice donut because the lightness of the pastry balances the heaviness of the latte. With a double-layer pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin mudslide cupcakes and seasonal lattes (try the maple spice), you’ll leave this little shop fully satisﬁed.
COFFEE CULTURE 2020 NW 13th St./3822 W. Newberry Road
Dusky skies and autumn breezes, with hazelnuts, warm cinnamon and cool white chocolate all blend together in Coffee Culture’s Autumn Twilight latte. “It’s just a really awesome ﬂavored drink,” says barista Andrea Szao, 22. “Usually I don’t like ﬂavored drinks but—for a ﬂavored drink—it’s just really balanced and delicious.” Pair the latte with their vegan carrot cake for a truly sweet dessert. Or try their twisted pumpkin latte. It will surprise you with its dash of sweet caramel. They also offer a candy caramel apple latte that is ﬂavored with apple and drizzled with caramel sauce. Experience all of these drinks hot, iced or frozen at either location and take advantage of the outside seating.
THE MIDNIGHT CAFE AND BAR 233 S. Main St.
If you’re in search of a good fall beer and a hearty meal, The Midnight Café and Bar is the place. The chef suggests pairing the Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale with their Sloppy Joe. The combination of the light, smoky, chocolate-coffeetasting brewski with the sweet BBQ Sloppy Joe will delight your taste buds. Subject your senses to a creamy Terrapin Pumpkinfest beer with their creamy mac ‘n’ cheese. The bar also provides Sam Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale in the bottle and Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale on draft. Not a hops and barley fan? They have Woodchuck Hard Cider, too.
GAINESVILLE GRUB NEW DEAL CAFÉ
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 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
Dubbed as the go-to place for alternative fast food, New Deal Café keeps it cool, fresh and casual by creating dishes made from local market ingredients. Their notable take on the classic burger features juicy, thick slices of locally raised and naturally aged ground beef, topped with your choice of cheddar, mozzarella or Swiss cheeses for a burger that was meant to be. Take your dinner up notch with their Wine Dinner Wednesdays—a three-course meal paired with three of their fantastic wines for only $30.
Designer Greens - UF Plaza 1702 W University Ave Ste. E 352-672-6800 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
AMERICAN 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.
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
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 Bar & Grill, Paramount Plaza Hotel - Serving the best in American cuisine, from hearty breakfasts and delicious lunches to mouth-watering steak, chicken, fish & pasta dishes, the Lakeside Bar & Grill is Gainesville’s best-kept dining secret! The on-site restaurant for the Paramount Plaza serves authentic southern cuisine, and you don’t have to stay with us to be our guest. Enjoy breakfast, lunch & dinner in our lovely dining room or relax on the patio while enjoying spectacular views of Bivens Arm Lake. Everything is prepared fresh daily, using the finest of ingredients. And if you’re not familiar with our free three hot hors d’oeuvres happy hour, make us your next after-work stop and taste what you’ve been missing! Open 6:30a-9:00p weekdays, 6:30a-10:00p weekends. 2900 SW 13th Street, (352)377-4000. 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 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 Big Tasty Burgers, Downtown – Are your taste buds ready for the biggest, tastiest burgers in town, always made fresh-to-order with your choice of 39 fresh toppings and sauces? Better get ready, because Relish is now available downtown! Grab a quick lunch, or enjoy a late-night snack on our patio. Veggie burgers and chicken available for those who can manage to resist our delicious beef burgers. 201 SE 1st Street, by Starbucks, 225-3539, www. Relish2Go.com 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 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 family-friendly favorites like mouthwatering 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. Wing Stop - 4310 SW 20th Ave 692-2345. Zaxby's Restaurant - Two locations: 2424 NW 43rd St 3768700 and 3710 SW Archer Rd 338-0555
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Subway - Multiple locations: 100 NW 13th St, 3316 SW 35th Blvd, 1805 SW 13th St, 7220 SW Archer Rd
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
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.)
Bageland - 2441 NW 43rd St 371-3354 Bagel Bakery - 4113 Northwest 16th Boulevard Gainesville 352 384-9110
Mochi Frozen Yogurt - 3841 SW Archer Rd 352-371-7575
Tropical Smoothie Cafe - SW 34th St 379-9988
Sweet Dreams Café - 3437 W University Ave, 378-0532, open Sun-Thurs 12-10pm and Fri and Sat 12-11pm TCBY - 3102 SW 34th St 379-9988.
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
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.
Bono’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q - 6760 W Newberry Rd 331-3112 David’s Real Pit BBQ - 5121 NW 39th Ave 373-2002 Sonny's BBQ- Three locations: 2700 NE Waldo Rd 3785161, 3635 SW Archer Rd 375-6667 and 9213 NW 39th Ave 381-7333
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
Caribbean Spice - 1121 W University Ave 377-2712
Terranova Catering & Market - 14 SW 1st Ave 378-7810 Upper Crust - 4118 Nw 16th Blvd 376-7187
Reggae Shack Café - Come to the always fun and very friendly 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
HEALTH FOODS 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
Asian Buffet - 1116 N Main St next to Publix. 271-8666 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 - 808 W University Ave, 374-0934 Taste of Saigon - 4860 NW 39th Ave, 372-0765 The China House - 1512 NE 8th Ave, 372-0765
Phil-Nicks – Located in the heart of downtown Gainesville, Phil-Nicks offers a culinary experience that truly stands out. They pride themselves on variety, specializing in African American soul food, Italian and Cuban cuisine. Everything they serve is homemade, every day. Breakfast starts at 6:30am and has everything from eggs and delicious maple bacon to homemade hash browns and salmon cakes. Lunch starts at 11am and includes everything from pizza and the best ribs in town to a variety of subs, salads and sandwiches. They’re even vegan and vegetarian friendly! Phil-Nicks has something for everyone. 37 North Main Street, Phone: 352-376-8269. www. georgesatphilnicks.com Open 6:30am-3:00pm, M-F. 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
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
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 11am-11pm, delivery Sun 11-3am, Mon-Thur 11-3am and Fri-Sat 11-4am. 2028 SW 34th St. 374-8629 Phil-Nick’s - 37 N Main St 376-8269 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 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
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. 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
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 Tim’s Thai Restaurant- 501 NW 23rd Ave 372-5424
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 eight 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 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 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
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
Sub Shop - 7249 NW 4th Blvd 332-1599
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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 We’re not just Gelato (though our Gelato IS amazing—and lower in fat & calories than ice cream!)—here you can get succulent savory or sweet crepes, sandwiches, salads, paninis, cheesesteak, all-day breakfast and so much more! Need to study? Use our FREE Wi-Fi. Need to recover after a night bar-hopping? We serve food till 3am Thursday-Saturday. Just want a tasty, satisfying meal on a budget? Definitely come see us! 11 SE 1st Avenue, Gainesville (between Emiliano’s and Ichiban), Phone: 352-373-3153, www.thegelatocompany.com 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 5pm - 1:30am 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 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.
New Deal Café - 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. ZUZU - 352.377.9468, ZUZUJolie.com
MEDITERRANEAN Falafel King - 3252 SW 35th Blvd 375-6342 Gyro Plus - 1011 W University Ave 336-5323
Just a short walk from UF’s campus, IHOP is the breakfast holy grail for students and residents alike. Offering a wide range of classic American dishes like pancakes, omelets and wafﬂes, the pancake house even offers a twist on classics. And just in time for fall, check out their new pumpkin or carrot cake pancakes. There are even healthy options, such as Harvest Grain ‘N Nut pancakes. But the best deal is that you can enjoy these dishes anytime, as this breakfast gig is open 24/7.
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MEXICAN Boca Fiesta – We serve our full menu with full bar seven days a week, MondaySaturday till 2am.We’ll probably go swimming afterwards! Mexican food with an eclectic menu, the best margaritas in town and the freshest tacos and burritos you’ve ever tasted… We like to hang out! 232 SE 1st Street, Gainesville, FL (just west of the Hipp), Phone: 352-336-8226, www. bocafiesta.com Burrito Brothers Taco Co. - 16 NW 13th St 378-5948 Chipotle - 1432 W University Ave, 372-5330
Cedar River Seafood & Oyster Bar - Two locaions: 5847
Outback Steakhouse - 3536 SW Archer Rd 373-9499
SW 75th St 376-0351 and 2320 NW 43rd St 371-4848
Applebee's Restaurant - 1005 NW 13th St 335-0150.
Texas Roadhouse - 3830 SW Archer Rd 377-2820
Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille - 110 SE 1st St., 372-1555
Banyan’s Restaurant - 7417 W Newberry Rd. 332-7500
J & L Seafood Shack - 922 SE Williston Rd
Clubhouse Grill - 5112 NW 34th St 376-9500
This eclectic new café has unique sandwiches, hoagies, smoothies, desserts, beer and more to satisfy your inner cravings. Enjoy a quick lunch, or stay and indulge in food and conversation that are delicious and nutritious. Feed your mind, fill your stomach, soothe your soul! 211 West University, Gainesville Fl (between :08 & FUBAR), FREE Parking till 9pm across the street at The Vault, Phone: (352) 3363733, www.FlashbacksCafe.com
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
Bahn Thai - 1902 SW 13th St 335-1204 Tim’s Thai Restaurant - 501 NW 23rd Ave 372-5424
Saigon Cafe and Sushi 2 Go - 808 W University Ave.
Mark's US Prime - 201 SE 2nd Ave. 336-0077
Taste of Saigon II - 4860 NW 39th Blvd, Suite C 372-8686
El Norteno - 516 NW 75th St, 332-5502 La Fiesta - 332-0878
Gainesville Ale House & Raw Bar - 3950 SW Archer Rd.
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
Panera Bread - 3443 SW Archer Rd, 380-0380
Willy’s Mexicana Grill on Archer Road – Famous for their awardwinning signature burritos, Willy’s has a wide variety of fast, fresh and fun TexMex menu items sure to please every palate. You won’t find a freezer or a microwave at Willy’s. They shred their own cheese daily, and flash-fry whole, peeled garlic cloves to bring out that mellow, roasted flavor. Each and every day they bake madefrom-scratch cookies, make four types of salsa/ guacamole and trim, marinate and chargrill their neverfrozen meats. Willy’s offers great specials, like College Day Tuesdays ($4 Burritos with college ID) and Trivia Night Thursdays… and don’t forget $1 drafts every day, all day! 3617 SW Archer Road, Gainesville FL (between Wendy’s and Chik-Fil-A, half a mile off I-75), Phone: (352) 336-8040, www.willys.com
Bar338-4445 food with Gator’s Dockside - 3842 Loosey’s Newberry–Rd. 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
Planet Smoothie - 1620 W University Ave 381-8851 Ruby Tuesday - Located in the Oaks Mall. 331-0033
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
It’s Happy Hour all day, every day at Sweet Mel’s. Known as the place that’s the Home of the Suck and Blow Jello Shots, Drunk Gummy Bears, Drunk Gummy Worms, and Cherry Bombs—this lounge of live music and dancing is sure to set you in feelgood mood. Whether it’s a deal or an event, there’s always something going on every night to accompany your order of their classic Americana grub that features a variety of burgers made from Angus beef to their packed-with-ﬂavor appetizers like the Buffalo Jack Blue Cheese Stix and the Cajun seasoned Hell Fries.
QUICK GUIDE TO RESTAURANTS LOUNGE/BAR
Tuesday - Friday
Bagels and Sandwiches
Blue Gill Quality Foods 352-872-5181
Fried Okra, Chicken Liver, Seafood
Soup & Salad, Sandwiches, Fried Fish
Homemade Ice Cream, Fried Pie, Lemon Bars
Boca Fiesta 352-336-8226
Burritos! Burritos! Burritos!
Tacos! Tacos! Tacos!
Copper Monkey 352-374-4984
Burgers, Salads, Sandwiches
Burgers, Salads, Sandwiches
Specialty Pizza, Oven-baked Sandwiches
$5 Lunch Menu
Chocolate Lava Cake, Cinnastix
Paella, Seafood, Chicken
Tapas, Sandwiches, Salads
Cakes and Pies
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
Flashbacks Café 352-336-3733
A Shroom with a View Wrap, Whole Hog Sandwich
The No Whey Jose Hoagie, Mediterranean Salad
local cakes, pies & more—changes daily
Gator City 352-377-7333
Banana Foster Bites
The Gelato Company 352-373-3153
Jersey Cheesesteak, All-day Breakfast
pollo panini, great great salad, tropical mango sandwich
10+ flavors of GELATO, Crepes
Chicken Breast, Steaks
Fried Banana Cheesecake
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
Lakeside Grill 377-4000 ext. 3
Artichoke Bowl, Seafood Sampler, Wings
Plaza Burger, Philly Cheesesteak, Lobster Roll and 13th Street Club
Mike's Key Lime Pie, Chocolate Lovin' Spoon Cake
Liquid Ginger 352-371-2323
Exotic Ice Creams, Cheesecake
Pork Carbonara, Truffled Fries
Pasta, Chicken, Steak
Specialty desserts change every day
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
Mildred's Big City Food 352-371-1711
Fresh Cakes Made On-Site
New Deal Café 352-371-4418
Gourmet Burgers, Paninis
Flatbreads, Soups & Salads
Come for Breakfast!
Homemade Beef Stew, Subs, Salads
Homemade Flan, Pound Cake, Sweet Potato Pie
Reggae Shack Café 352-377-5464
Oxtail, Vegan Steak, Jerk Chicken
Fresh Salads, Burgers, Sandwiches
Burgers, Hot Dogs, Veggie Burgers
Grab ‘n Go Pita Wraps, Burgers
Stubbies & Steins 352-384-1261
Schnitzel, Vegetarian Bratwurst, Salads
Come back for dinner
Sweet Mel's 352-240-6644
Sweet Mel Burger, Pork Chops
Wing Bar, Hell Fries
Desserts: Deep-fried Oreos
Willy’s Mexicana Grill 352-336-8040
Chicken, Pork or Steak Burritos (or bowls!)
Vegetarian Fare, Salads, Tacos
Delicious Chocolate Chip and Macademia Cookies
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 El Indio
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GAINESVILLE GRUB RESTAURANT REVIEW
R E N R CO
t’s here! The place on the corner to get your morning café con leche! A place to read the paper and treat yourself to a real guava pastry while you start your busy day. A chance to satisfy your appetite for world ﬂavors, feel at home with old favorites, and dine where borders meet. Corner is not your usual Gainesville Latin dining experience. The Latin Confusion restaurant is ahead of the tide, as it builds ﬂavor bridges, takes modern turns and excites your tongue with fresh ingredients and a strong base of tradition. —Story and photo by Megan Alfaro
Corn is traditionally the common denominator of Latin dishes, from the corn in your tortilla chips to the corn in your Arepa. Generations of corn cooked at your abuelita’s echo in Corner’s kitchen. Owner Leonor Antoni passionately expressed her mission and the meaning behind the new restaurant’s name. Located on one of the most popular corners in Gainesville (some things are just meant to be), Corner is, by deﬁnition, where borders meet. Each dish has the traces of signature American, world and traditional Latin ﬂavors fused together to form a new Gainesville blend.
Changing the Game
Venezuelan Leonor Antoni, the owner, lived in Ocala for the past 10 years before relocating to Gainesville. She entered culinary school in Miami and walked away with a degree to back up her lifelong passion and expertise. Her mission is simple, “I want to create a place for everyone to experience a new concept in Latin fusion,” she says. Corner is considered Latin Confusion: ‘con’ means ‘with’ in Spanish, and fusion is a marriage of ﬂavors. Each dish is a unique experience
with a chic modern twist of ingredients. The atmosphere is clean, engaging and bold and invites you to try something new world with something old world.
The standout menu item would have to be the arepas. They span three groups: Las Latinas, Las U.S.A and Las World. If you’ve had an Arepa it probably was a Latin experience, but at Corner, there is a modern twist to the dish that begs for your taste bud’s attention. Las U.S.A Arepas include signature American sandwiches packed into a corn-based patty, made fresh twice daily, and provided with tortilla chips. If you have a craving for your favorite BLT ($6), grilled cheese ($6) or chicken salad ($7), this is your menu section! However, the star dish would have to be the Rueben Arepa ($7). Filled with homemade sauces, it’s a sandwich that any foody would not be able to resist. Las World Arepas consist of ﬂavors from all over such as panang ($7), a red curry chicken arepa. The arepa menu touches on each ethnic background in a way that no one’s taste buds will be left behind, and everything is wrapped in the Latin arms of corn.
Leonor was excited to provide morning pastries, especially in a town where you have great food markets such as Wards and Fresh Market. Searching for the best guava to ﬁll the traditional Cuban guava pastry was more difﬁcult than she expected. The solution? Leonor brought in her own pastry chef and baked it fresh daily. Leonor felt the need to give her customers quality over quantity, even down to that little guava pastry with your café con leche ($1.50). Once you have a bite of the authentic, sweet, thick, fruit paste you’ll know why.
Corner’s dining experience is intended to bring a diverse crowd of people for an innovative and well-thought out palette of food; a place to feed not just customers, but a community. And though the star dishes are fused with worldly ﬂavors, classic Latin dishes like the pork arepa ($7), tostones ($2), Cuban sandwich ($7) and the sweet dessert dish ﬂan ($2.50) round out this menu’s Latin roots. Corner introduces a menu that invites people of all cultural food backgrounds to redeﬁne Latin fusion. There’s much more to explore on the Corner, so drop in and have a bite.
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FAST FACTS Phone: 352 240 6355 Website: www.cornerfusion.com Address: 1220 W. University Ave. Hours: Mon-Wed 8am-8pm, ThuSun 8am-10pm, Breakfast hours everyday 8-11am Signature Dish: Arepas! From old world to new world and not missing signature American styles like the BLT, each arepa is packed with ﬂavor and caters to any one. Price $ Dress Code: none Delivery/Takeout: delivery available Outdoor Seating: Yes
L L A F F O S 30 SHADE
ummer is behind us, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to put your sunglasses in storage. Few things can complete a look or add a pop of color like a stylish pair of shades, and this fall you can accessorize to the fullest with all different shapes, sizes and colors— without breaking the bank. Snag these statement shades without even leaving the city limits.
THE LITTLE BLACK SHADES
—Danielle Peterson, photos by Sujie Wu
12 WOLFGANG $
THE ECLECTIC CO.
Looking to unleash your inner Rachel Zoe? Look no further than these black stunner shades. Sunglasses may come in all shapes and sizes, but black frames are one trend that never go out of style. These black shades evoke a classic feel, so channel the sophisticated look like Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the Boho chic look of the Olsen twins or a little Tom Cruise in Risky Business.
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A CLEAR PERSPECTIVE If you’re more into calling attention to the frames of your sunglasses than the lenses, try clear sunglasses that can be worn inside or out. If you want to go for a chic intellectual look, try clear readers that you can rock inside or out. However, don’t skimp on the UV protection, because guarding your eyes should be the ﬁrst priority.
THE VINTAGE EFFECT
Denim is a staple for every season, and this fall you can mix and match a bold and colorful pair of sunglasses with a denim vest or jacket. Although fall typically calls for darker colors, our Florida climate and atmosphere means you can get away with wearing bright colors all year round. If you’re a person who typically shies away from neon colors, accessorizing with sunglasses in bright shades can be the perfect way to incorporate some funk into your ensemble.
PERSONA VINTAGE CLOTHING
If you’re the kind of person who has to have a label on the side of your sunglasses, try Persona Vintage. The store carries name brand vintage shades at half the price of the brand new ones. Vintage shades are unique and more reasonable than buying off the rack, too. They often give you an old Hollywood feel that will make any outﬁt that much chicer. All from Persona Vintage Clothing & Costumes
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With the revival of Cat Woman in the theaters over summer, the trend of all things feline continues, and what better way to embrace it than with cat eye sunglasses? Cat-eye shades are perfect for women with high cheekbones. Whether you’re more into vintage styles or a hint of modern, you can ﬁnd sunglasses to match that will add some drama to your look.
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BLACK AND WHITE
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For all you glamour girls, few things say style better than black and white shades. And, if you’re the kind of person who wants to make a ﬂashy statement with your sunglasses, a little bedazzling will be your best friend. Just remember not to go overboard, because a few rhinestones go a long way.
LATE NIGHT MUNCHIES YOUR GUIDE TO AFTER-HOURS DINING
STUBBIES & STEINS
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
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
The Most Gator-Friendly Restaurant on the Planet has the best latenight munchies! Fat, meaty wings, 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
Nestled downtown between :08 and FUBAR, Flashback’s Cafe and Lounge satisﬁed your late-night cravings till 1am Thu-Sat (other days till 7pm). Sandwiches, wraps, smoothies, desserts, kombucha and more, with a full bar upstairs! Great times await! 336-3733, FlashbacksCafe.com
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 11a2a, Sun 11a-6pm.
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
INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PANCAKES
Serving great food 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 336-1839 • 3613 SW 13th St
Serving delicious wings, sandwiches and much more SPORTSGRILLE until late. 1728 W Univ Ave. 377-7333 SALOON BILLIARDS
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)
Some of the best burgers in town and other great food served until late. 374-4984 1700 W Univ Ave
Whether you’re looking for a post-bar snack or just want a cool place to eat and drink after midnight, Gelato’s got you covered. Open till 3 am ThursdaySaturday, 11 pm M-W and 10p Sundays.
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.
Big, fresh, tasty burgers, made to order with your choice of 39 fresh toppings and sauces—what could be better late at night? 201 SE 1st Street, 352-225-3539 Relish2Go.com
Restaurant Locations By Zone
Zone 1 - Downtown
Zone 2 - Campus
Zone 5 - Northwest
Area surrounding Main St & University Ave. Approximately a
Areas in and around the University of Florida Campus, including
Area north of 8th Ave. From I-75 to Main St. Includes the SFCC
34th St, 13th St, University Ave & Archer Rd within 1 mile of
campus area and most of NW Gainesville not covered by other zones.
Boca Fiesta - 232 SE 1st St 352-336-8226; F6
Adam’s Rib Co. – 2111 NW 13th St 373-8882; E5
Blue Gill Quality Food - 1310 SW 13th St 872-5181; F6
Bagels Unlimited – 2124 SW 34th St 372-7006; D7
Domino’s – 25 NW 16th Ave 373-5555; F5
Caribbean Queen - 507 NW 5th Ave 374-8111; F6
Copper Monkey Restaurant & Pub – 1700 W Univ. Ave 374-4984; E6
Domino’s – 4620 NW 39th Ave 692-2222; B4
Emiliano's Café - 7 SE 1st Ave 375-7381; F6
Domino’s – 2106 SW 13th St 373-2337; E6
El Indio – 5011 NW 34th St 336-4441; D3
End Zone Bar & Grill - 1209 W Univ Ave 519-5111; F6
Domino’s – 34th & University 37-PIZZA; D6
Flashbacks Café - 211 West University Ave 336-3733; F6 The Gelato Company - 11 SE 1st Ave 352-373-3153; F6 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 Relish - 201 SE 1st St 225-3539; F6
El Indio – 407 NW 13th St 377-5828; E6
Zone 6 - Outskirts
EndZone – 1209 W Univ Ave 352-519-1111; F6
Area includes anything not in any zone pictured on the map. Mostly
Gator City Sports Grille – 1728 W University Ave 377-7333; E6
areas just outside of town, such as Haile Plantation or N 441.
Grog House Bar & Grille – 1718 W University Ave 378-7033; E6
Domino's – 14300 W Newberry Rd 333-3333; A6
International House of Pancakes – 3625 SW 13th St 336-1839; E8
Domino's – 5750 SW 75th Ct 373-8888; 9C
Lakeside Grill - 2900 SW 13th St 377-4000; E8 Mildred's Big City Food – 3445 W University Ave 352-371-1711; C6 New Deal Cafe – 3445 W University Ave 352-371-4418; C6
Zone 3 - SW Archer Rd Area along Archer Rd from 34th St to I-75 and surrounding areas,
Stubbies & Steins – 9 W University Ave 352-384-1261; F6
excluding Archer Rd area covered by Zone 2 - Campus.
Sweet Mel's – 1 W University Ave 352-240-6644; F6
Willy’s Mexicana Grill – 3617 SW Archer Rd 336-8040; C8
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G ONLY IN GAINESVILLE
Behind the scenes:
FALLING FOR FASHION AT THE HIPP
t was a one of those rare, cool evenings in Gainesville when the INsite team arrived at the Hippodrome Theatre and waited at the front steps for the model, Brittney Mims, to arrive. As she walked up the white steps of the classic Greek-columned Hippodrome, with a slight wind breezing through her locks, we were already picking our favorite outﬁts from a collection of fun fall trends courtesy of Wolfgang and INsite’s assistant editor Megan’s Bermuda Dream online company. A mix of accessories from Megan and Brittney’s closets completed the outﬁts. It was a classic, yet modern, moment. That’s what fashion does at times, it takes the old and reworks it for the modern—a concept that ran through theses six looks, styled by Megan, for this fall fashion shoot. The Hipp’s waiting room was, unofﬁcially, transformed into a dressing room, and Brittney zipped in and out of the bathroom in each new outﬁt with vigor as Megan cleaned up each look with a tuck here and there. When we shot our recreated Versace look in front of the fountain, it exuded old Paris. Our fusion of modern Italian fashion and classic Parisian culture was our way of
creating an old-meets-new fashion moment. As seems to happen in life, a lot of our best moments were spontaneous. Like when we were in front of Sakura Sweets. It was unanimously decided to have a cupcake accompany the cutout dress. When Megan bounded into the shop, she came out with not just a cupcake, but a Euro-cool cappuccino cup and saucer, courtesy of Sakura employee Daniel. After quite a few trips up and down stairs (and some lightning-quick outﬁt changes), we were done. And just in time, too. People were already arriving for the Hipp’s most recent hit, Carrie, which started moments after we packed up. As Brittney was changing back into her every day outﬁt of a black tank top and jean cutoff shorts, we chatted about fashion, life and (fun fact) found out that we both did drumline in high school. The 22-year-old model explained that her modeling career began when her friend, a Gainesville Fashion Week intern, asked her to come out to the event. Since then, she has fallen in love with modeling. (Just as we’ve fallen in love with the six fall looks you can ﬁnd on page 48!)
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By Bradley Osburn
PG (Animated, Comedy) John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk Wreck-It Ralph tells the story of John C. Reilly’s Ralph, a misunderstood lug of an arcade game character who is tired of his job and leaves his game to look for a new purpose in the wide digital world. The cast for this video-game-style Toy Story is phenomenal, with Reilly, Sarah Silverman,
PG13 (Action, Suspense) Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Judi Dench, Naomie Harris Bond is back and looking better than ever. After a massively successful introduction in Casino Royale and a somewhat less stellar, but still good, return in Quantum of Solace, Daniel Craig is back in the suit and the smirk as 007 and this time is sporting torn loyalties. A mission goes terribly wrong, Bond is presumed dead and Judi Dench’s
Jane Lynch and 30 Rock’s Jack McBrayer providing outstanding voice work. This is going to be a ﬁlm to see if you grew up on Sonic the Hedgehog or Super Mario and want some good old-fashioned nostalgia.
leadership as M is questioned after the name of every MI6 agent is leaked to the public. Does Bond follow his instinct to stick it out with M, or does he stick to the duty owed to his queen and country? With the introduction of a new Q, a crumbling MI6 and Javier Bardem back in full villain mode, this movie is going to be the one to see in November.
NOVEMBER 9 Lincoln (PG13, Drama)
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 PG13 (Romance, Fantasy) Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz
to live under the vampiric rule of the Volturi, a secretive and powerful council of vampire elders, or die as an abomination against nature and undeath. Will Bella and Edward make it? Who is left for poor Jacob? Skyfall is still my pick for November, but if there’s even one vampire ﬁght in this ﬂick I may have to make the time.
LIFE OF PI Not Yet Rated (Action, Adventure) Irrfan Khan, Gérard Depardieu, Rafe Spall, Tabu If you haven’t read Life of Pi, stop what you’re doing, chastise yourself (because I can’t be there to do it for you) and go pick up a copy. Then go see this movie, which, if the trailers are any indication, is going to be a pretty faithful adaptation and a visual wonderland full of genuinely moving and spiritual moments. Pi follows the story of Pi, the young son of a zookeeper
KILLING THEM SOFTLY
R (Action, Drama) Brad Pitt, Richard Jenkins, James Gandolﬁni, Scoot McNairy, Ray Liotta
Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon Levitt
NOVEMBER 16 Anna Karenina (R, Drama) Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Johnson
who winds up stranded in a lifeboat with a tiger, a zebra, an orangutan and a hyena following a shipwreck out at sea. It’s incredibly hard to describe anything else without giving away the plot, but sufﬁce it to say that if you’re looking for something to watch that’s going to be more substance than show, you need to do yourself the favor of seeing (and reading) Life of Pi.
This old-school caper ﬂick stars Brad Pitt as Jackie Cogan, a mob hitman investigating a heist during a mob-protected poker game. And that’s pretty much the plot it seems—pretty straightforward. This is the kind of movie you go into for the atmosphere and the performances. Between Pitt, Richard
The Man With the Iron Fists (R, Action) Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, RZA, Cung Lee, Byron Mann The Bay (R, Horror) Kristen Connolly, Kether Donohue, Frank Deal
Oh man, is it that time of year already? R-Pattz, K-Stew, The Lautner, Scooby (OK wrong movie) and the whole gang are here for the last installment in the wildly successful Twilight series. Bella’s given birth and now her daughter, Renesmee, is the focus of an impending catastrophe over whether or not she should be allowed
Jenkins and James Gandolﬁni, Dominik’s got his all-star cast, so now it remains to be seen whether or not they pull off the gravity that all great mobster ﬁlms have. Thankfully, leading man Pitt has proven time and again that he has the chops to play these hard roles.
Red Dawn (PG13, Action) Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki Rise of the Guardians (PG, Animated) Chris Pine, Hugh Jackman, Jude Law, Isla Fisher, Alec Baldwin
YOUR SISTER’S SISTER
R (Comedy) Mark Duplass, NOVEMBER Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt Jack is having difﬁculty dealing with his brother’s death. His best friend, Iris, tries to help by sending him to her father’s empty cabin. However, Iris’ sister, Hannah, comes by, coping with her own emotional problems. After several shots of tequila, the unlikely pair ends up with an awkward sexual encounter. To make matters worse, Iris arrives at the cabin the next morning.
THEIR TAKE: “So many movies try to capture human relationships and fail miserably. A few come close. Your Sister's Sister nails it with grace, humor and winning charm. ” —Claudia Puig, USA Today OUR TAKE: “We couldn’t agree more. We felt like a ﬂy on the wall watching this story.”
BRAVE PG (Family, Animation, Comedy) Kelly Macdonald, Julie Walters, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson
Once upon a time in the mystical and magical Scottish Highlands, there lived a young princess and archer named Merida. One day, Merida recklessly goes against a sacred custom of the kingdom and brings turmoil to her land. In an effort to make things right, she asks for help from an old wise woman who grants a wish to try to ﬁx her mistake. THEIR TAKE: “A rousing, gorgeously animated good time.” —Peter Travers, Rolling Stone OUR TAKE: “How could we not have a good time with Billy Connolly in an animated Pixar ﬁlm?”
LAWLESS R (Drama) Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Shia LaBeouf, Mia Wasikowska, Gary Oldman
In depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, three bootlegging brothers try to rise to the top of a criminal empire. The gang must battle the authorities, gangster Floyd Banner's mob and other obstacles that test their loyalty. It’s based on the true-life tales of Matt Bondurant's family in his novel "The Wettest County In The World." THEIR TAKE: “Hardy, speaking in low, ﬂat, almost musically macho tones, has the bruiser charisma of a caveman Kevin Costner. It's not the money he's clinging to—it's the freedom.” —Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly OUR TAKE: “If you want a gritty movie about moonshine and mobs, don’t miss Lawless."
Keep Your Cool STYLE
Our Fave Looks for Fall
Stylist’s Tip! Complement the old-school jacket with some booties and edgy pieces of gold jewelry.
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Stylist’s Tip! Pair it with a gold chunky necklace (no, that’s not too much) and a nice pop of color this season.
Your Boyfriend’s Varsity Jacket Peeking into your man’s closet? We all do it! Stay cool as the temperature starts to drop by throwing on a varsity jacket over your summer staples. Vintage boyfriend letterman jacket at Bermuda Dream, $190; sunglasses, shorts and booties, model’s own; gold 3-part ring at Wolfgang, $15; vintage gold Monet necklace at Bermuda Dream, $48.
Stylist’s Tip! Don’t be afraid of print! From python scarves to cheetah sweaters, animal print shows off your wild side.
Wild Pants and Peek-a-boo Tops
Rich Print, Bold Color
Asymmetrical tops are a must-have this season. This sheer tank is no exception with its gold snake-link trim and peek-a-boo back. Animal print has transitioned from season to season and for fall, step into the cooler weather with a pair of python print skinny jeans.
This outfit echoes New York and London Fashion Week with the ever-trending return of the statement Baroque print. Turn a cool fall night into one of endless possibilities and ver y on-point style. Green quilted Moto Jacket by Beulah at Wolfgang, $80; Outrageous Fortune Cross Dress by Mink Pink at Wolfgang, $80; Bermuda Triangle earrings at Bermuda Dream, $18; necklace, purse and bracelet, stylist’s own; heels, model’s own.
Gold lion necklace by Bermuda Dream, $90; black top by TCEC at Wolfgang, $45; python skinny jean by JUST USA at Wolfgang, $55; spike gold ring at Wolfgang, $7.50; vintage gold bracelet, stylist’s own; heels, model’s own.
Classy Cutouts Adding a peek of skin to a classy, demure look is a great way to put the special back into special occasion. This classy cutout dress is detailed with gold-toned holiday glimmer and sequins, ensuring that you sparkle as much as the candlelight.
STYLE Stylist’s Tip! Pair this dress with a nude or shimmer heel and stunning pearl and gold earrings!
Gold cutout dress by Naven at Wolfgang, $198; vintage pearl burst earrings at Bermuda Dream, $30; heels, model’s own.
Stylist’s Tip! Sparkle is not restricted to nighttime! Grab that sequin blouse and pair it with your favorite dark denim and some fall boots.
Fall Boots and Earth Tones A cute earth-toned dress is best complemented with your favorite pair of brown boots. The casual-cute look has added airiness with long sheer sleeves and delicate fringe, making it perfect for an outing with the girls. Dark brown boots, model’s own; green chiffon dress by FOR LOVE & LEMONS at Wolfgang, $185; elephant earrings at Bermuda Dream, $18.
Sparkle and Lace A gold sequin top is the perfect party shirt to bring you into the holiday season. When tucked into a skirt with a sheer overlay, it turns into a look that is as ethereal as it is just plain fun. Taupe skirt by Moon Collection at Wolfgang, $50; vintage Egyptian cat clip-ons at Bermuda Dream, $75; shimmer heels, model’s own; gold ring, stylist’s own.
Stylist’s Tip! Gainesville has a great collection of boots—head out to your local thrift for a pair on the cheap!
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ou could hear the criticisms and corrections during practice for Dance Alive National Ballet’s Phantom show. The ‘one, two, three’ as Kim Tuttle, artistic director and choreographerin-residence, turns off the music and counts the beats while the dancers practice their routines. Kim sometimes interrupts to correct or regain focus. The slim Russian couple ﬂirts in the wings with a grace and foolishness that can only be intermingled in ballet, and one local high school student lays in a split on the ﬂoor, propped up on her elbows, reading her textbook for tonight’s homework assignment. Judy Skinner, the director of grants and art education programmer and choreographer, leans over and boasts, “She’s 15. And she knows all the steps.” On October 19, the discipline was rewarded, the foolery forgotten, and the pirouettes, pliés and jetés were mastered for the production of Phantom. But before the ensemble performance, we got the chance to sit in on rehearsal and watch the intensity the dancers directed to mirrors instead of hundreds of faces in an audience. Each scene was still a work in progress rather than a perfected and mastered piece of art. This production featured the same storyline often seen in other musical renditions, especially The Phantom of the Opera. Based on the novel by Gaston Leroux, the storyline remains the same, as Christine, a ﬂedgling performer, is tutored and pursued by a phantom of the venue where she performs. Kim made the performance her own by changing a few details
while keeping the art and messages the same. During practice, as the rest of the company warmed up, stretched or danced their respective pieces, one slight brunette stayed laying down, stretching, raising and lowering her leg, rotating her foot in and out and switching sides to lift and lower from another angle. This is Reka Guylia, who danced the prestigious role of Christine, the phantom’s love interest. After a knee
When you dance, it’s diﬀerent. It’s more about your body speaking. There are no lines. injury kept Reka off the stage for a year, she began rehabbing and working to come back. When not on stage, she spent most of the practice time doing physical therapy exercises to maintain strength in her knee. “She works constantly to remain strong,” says Judy. “She’s very disciplined, working on her own at all hours.” Phantom alone boasted the appearance of Russian, Hungarian, Brazilian and American performers, a testament to the prestige of the company. Andre “Andy” Valladon, who is Brazilian, says the multitude of nations represented doesn’t affect the performance, though it sometimes affects the practice. He pulls two Brazilian
dancers aside, making gestures about their steps in Portuguese as they mimic his form. Kim reminds him, “Andy, that doesn’t help; we can’t understand you.” “Oh, but this is for them,” he responds. “We speak Portuguese among us,” says Andy. “The Russians do the same in their own way. But the language is ballet. We all speak the same; it is easy to understand.” Even facial expressions fall secondary to the language of the body. “When you dance, it’s different,” says Andy, who plays the phantom. “It’s more about your body speaking. There are no lines.” This ﬂuidity in communication served the audience well for the Phantom. The performers made their emotions and movements so charged with energy that the audience could not miss the longing, the innocence or the evil behind the characters’ actions. Andy relishes the complexity of his character and the grip of the emotions that he must show in dance through his character. “I enjoy playing this role because the phantom is iconic. He is the beauty and the beast inside himself. He chooses the wrong means to achieve the right end.” As we watched practice and Andy explained his character, the music bounced from the expected instrumental music rich with instruments to a rocky ballad. “The whole music mixture is kind of crossed,” explains Judy. “Even the costumes are diversiﬁed, although they tend to be more period pieces,” says Kim. Yet any differences of costumes and music, or even language barriers, faded when audiences were presented with the beauty and power of Phantom.
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DEKE SHARON: The Key to Movie Magic
itch Perfect had everyone singing praise for the charming a cappella story. We got to chat with musical director Deke Sharon—the father of contemporary a cappella—about his musical background, his new book, A Cappella Arranging, and what it was like behind the scenes of the box office hit. —Aliza Bresnick
What drew you to a cappella?
I always loved being at summer camp and hearing someone improvise a harmony to a simple pop song. And I was actually one of the Tufts Beelzebubs, a group I later joined as a music director at Tufts University. They came to my high school all the way from across the country because I was living in San Francisco, and they were from the Boston area. They came and sang at my high school and it just changed my life. I was like what is this? This is the greatest thing in the world! Up on stage and there was all this energy, all these sounds, layers of voices and the audience—I mean I just looked around and the entire high school was going bananas. This was back, a while ago—the early ’80s. I was in the quartet in the music band my freshmen year and then kept that going through all of my lunch hours for the next four years. We’d be a little barbershop and we’d sing a little doo-wop. I just started to arrange music then and tried to make it work.
What makes writing a cappella music so different from other types of musical composition, and what’s most rewarding about it? There are a couple of things speciﬁc to a cappella. One of them is that each person can only create one sound at a time with very rare exceptions so it’s not like writing something for a rock band because if you’ve got guitars, keyboards or whatever all of these instruments can make multiple sounds at once. It gets really exciting and interesting because while a voice can only make one sound at a time, it’s actually able to create a wider range of sounds than any instrument and it’s also able to span musical styles in a way that instruments really can’t. I mean, you can sing popular songs and then kick into modern, heavy metal, lead guitar, rock or dubstep madness within a breath. There’s great variety and versatility that can happen within a cappella.
As seen in Pitch Perfect, a cappella can really merge different genres and different eras. Are there any particular artists who inspire you or whose music you particularly enjoy as a cappella?
I’ve always been seeking out different kinds of music with different sounds. It turns out that back in the early ’80s when I was going to high school I was falling in love with the beginning of what has become a giant a cappella movement. I was trying to ﬁnd recordings by the Bobs, the Nylons, the Persuasions and Sweet Honey in the Rock. It was really hard to ﬁnd out not only what a cappella could be, but also where you could ﬁnd it. You’d have to dig around in the vocal section and ask people. With the Internet it’s much easier for people to ﬁnd. It’s all over YouTube, it’s all over movies, television, iTunes—it’s everywhere.
Is there a particular genre that works best with a cappella?
All the way through the history of music there’s been a cappella. You can look back at Gregorian chants, you can look at Madrigal, gospel music and barbershop and doo-wop and there’s always been this interest in a cappella music throughout human history. So in essence there hasn’t been a style of music that doesn’t have some heavily vocal music component to it. Anything works a cappella. It’s really exciting to hear what’s going on now, people experimenting with all these different styles—country music, reggae music and Hawaiian music. And in season one of The Sing-Off, Nota was this fantastic group from Puerto Rico blending Latin music styles and a cappella, a fantastic combination of sounds. You’ve got Pentatonix who are going completely viral right now and exploding after The Sing-Off season three and what they’ve done is they’ve taken pop music and woven in elements of electronic and dubstep into their sound. It’s just more proof of the fact that the human voice can do all sorts of crazy stuff that no one even thought of before.
STAR POWER How is technology shaping a cappella?
For a long time, a cappella was maybe a four-part harmony. Then maybe you’d have a soloist in front of it. But what’s going on now is, if you’ve got a four person group coming out of college, you’ve got a four-part arrangement in many cases, with vocal percussion going on and interesting, interwoven vocal textures that sometimes replicate guitars, synthesizers or horns, and other times are just creating a different tapestry of sound that’s never really been heard before. One thing that technology is allowing is for people to record layers and layers of themselves, so there has been overdubbing in time. Now one song on an album by the Beelzebubs might have 150 or 200 tracks of different guys going in and creating a sound and then putting another sound on top of it and you get this incredibly dense, wonderful sound. Another thing that has happened in the past decade is digital electronic pitch correction, which is pervasive throughout modern music. Some people argue that a lot of people who are maybe not great singers can end up becoming huge pop stars. I’ll leave that for open discussion, but one thing that it does do is it allows amateur singers to create wonderful music and this is something that I think is great.
So what’s it like being a musical director? How do you decide what song belongs in what scene in a movie?
The big ﬁrst meeting was a day-long sit-down with Ed Boyer—who I worked on the movie with as a co-music director, Jason Moore—the director of the movie, Elizabeth Banks—actress and one of the producers, and her husband Max Handelman, and the executive music producers—Julia and Julianne who worked together as a team. We sat around a table and talked through the script, every music moment that was meant to happen in the story and what would be the perfect song to ﬁt that spot. For instance, we were talking about the beginning of the movie. We knew we wanted to start with the universal theme about a cappella, a song that celebrates music and says, “This isn’t your grandfather’s a cappella.” “Please Don’t Stop the Music” was perfect. So, we went through the movie, moment-by-moment, song-by-song. Then, after we chose all of the songs, the music supervisors had to go back and clear all the songs. How much would it cost for this song? How much would it cost for that song? How much of the song can we use? Etc, etc. Also, there were ways the script was being changed, altered and updated, so then we’d need to go back and ﬁnd other songs. It was kind of a difﬁcult process particularly with the riff-off where the lyric of one song led to the lyrics of another so if you have trouble getting one of the songs in the middle of the riff-off, you would have had to re-shape it and ﬁx it. It’s a little bit of movie magic.
hit a complexity level pretty quickly and it’s going to, for the most part, work a lot better if you have something to work from—a sheet where you sing this note, I sing this note, she sings that note and it sounds great right away. The book starts with a very straightforward, simple, 10-step process to getting arrangements going and then it goes through each one of those steps in greater detail throughout the course of the book so that people can think about the process of choosing a song and really focus on writing a great baseline for their lower singers to sing or ﬁgure out some interesting ways to take an original song or a song on the radio and change it, and make it work for voices better than it would in original format. Little things like that.
Did you notice anything about their performances that you could tell you had influenced?
What was the inspiration to create a book like this?
My best advice is the advice that I got when I was in high school. An experienced conductor came to us and said: If you can see yourself having any other career, do it. If you can do anything other than music, do it. Because if you do choose to be a musician there’s always going to be someone who will get up earlier in the morning, stay up later and work harder. Music is something that belongs to everybody. You will always be able to do it for fun, in your free time, no stress, no pressure and you can do exactly what you want to do without having to worry about what’s going to be marketable, what’s going to sell. However, if you can’t imagine yourself doing anything else other than music—if you absolutely have do to music and nobody’s going to be able to stop you—welcome to the music industry. That’s basically what it is, in a nutshell.
I’ve taught this 10-step technique in workshops on ﬁve different continents. My whole life’s work is spreading harmony through harmony and one way to do that is to help directors be better directors and to help arrangers be better arrangers so that the quality of music and people’s experience singing it just goes up and up and up. Anything that I’ve learned, I’m happy to share with people. There’s never been a book about arranging contemporary a cappella at this level, so it just seemed right to get a publication out in people’s hands.
“The Warblers” featured on the show “Glee” were actually the Beelzebubs from Tufts University. Were you still working with them when they were on the show?
The Beelzebubs are celebrating ﬁfty years this year, so I think that the success of the group and the sound and the style are the result of the labor of love that’s been put in by every music director since the group was founded back in 1963. My blood, sweat and tears are deﬁnitely in the group, but it’s too difﬁcult to say if there’s any particular little piece of myself in there. I would hope so! More importantly it was just fun to be a piece of the tradition that ended up leading to that.
There are many students who want to break into the music business. What’s your best advice to young people who are hoping to make it in such industries?
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Do you have a personal favorite musical arrangement or performance scene from Pitch Perfect?
Oh, I love all my children. I love them all evenly. Everybody else just sees what’s up on the screen, but while you see the outside of the car, I see the engine and I have oil all over my hands. I’m just so thrilled that the car is running so well, and so fast and how many people are seeing it. I’m hoping it inspires a whole new generation of young people to sing. There’s an element of impossibility in “Glee”—like they’re all sitting around and all of a sudden everybody sings a song, but where are all the instruments coming from and everything? But a cappella has a kind of an inherent, built-in honesty to it. It’s just people. You can watch YouTube videos, untouched, people taping on their iPhone—and there are just amazing performances going on with non-music majors at that level. That’s what inspires me the most, the fact that the movie will be able to reach people and get them excited about this thing that I love and that so many people are doing.
Well, when we saw the movie, the first thing we did afterward was look up local a cappella groups.
I think that college a cappella groups around the country are going to be seeing an increase in auditions and numbers. Hopefully the end result will be that many more groups will be formed.
So you also have a new book coming out called “A Cappella Arranging” and from what we understand, it essentially teaches readers how to construct their own a cappella music. Can you give an example of the type of instruction that you’re giving? A cappella is something that can be improvised but you
he Sedoctaves, UF’s all-female a cappella group, rival the Bellas of Pitch Perfect. Anne and Alexa tell us about why a cappella is “aca-awesome.” Compiled by Aliza Bresnick
The a cappella world is very supportive and feels a lot like a family. We are close with the other two groups on campus, as well as groups from other schools in Florida and in the Southeast. Being a part of the Sedoctaves has deﬁnitely come with lifelong friends, awesome experiences, and the feeling of having a family away from home.
ANNE HERMANSEN, vice president junior mechanical and aerospace engineering major
ALEXA GEDIGIAN, web director junior public relations major
I got involved in the Sedoctaves my ﬁrst semester freshman year. The summer before I came to college, I researched what vocal groups were on campus. Since I had been in choirs all through high school, I knew I’d want to keep music in my life. It has absolutely been one of the best parts of my college experience. Even though it sometimes gets stressful with getting 18 girls together and focused to learn songs and prepare for performances, it is still a welcome break from the rest of my life. We rehearse three nights a week for two hours each. Rehearsals are focused and productive, but always fun.
Being in the Sedoctaves is easily the best thing I will be a part of during my time at UF. If I could major in a cappella, I would do it without hesitation. A cappella has given me a group of girls that will always be my sisters. We have amazing experiences together because of the music we make, like road tripping to North Carolina for SoJam or singing at tailgates before football games. I love being a Sedoctave more than I can accurately express. This past year we have become so close and have truly become this huge, weird and hilarious family.
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love for James Bond, after 50 years, has not been shaken or stirred. The James Bond ﬁlms celebrated their 50th birthday on Oct. 5. With the new Bond movie, Skyfall, reaching theaters Nov. 9, fans remember 50 years of Bond ladies, villains and escapades. Though Bond has altered his appearance, storyline and gotten a major upgrade in gun power, the fans stay strong. Kabir Phaguda, a 19-year-old junior majoring in biology, says he’s not surprised the legendary character is turning 50. “James has been around for a very long time.” Bond has managed to slay ladies ever since his debut in 1962 with the ﬁlm “Dr. No,” starring Sean Connery. Connery is Kabir’s favorite Bond. However, the character has also been played by David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and currently by Daniel Craig. The secret agent’s ﬁrst big-screen appearance in “Dr. No” was followed by fan-favorites From Russia with Love, Goldﬁnger and You Only Live Twice with Connery as the star. Connery uttered his ﬁnal “Bond, James Bond” in 1971’s Diamonds are Forever. Moore was the next actor on the list after Connery’s goodbye and starred in seven ﬁlms, including the famous Octopussy. After Moore came Dalton with two ﬁlms, Brosnan with four and Craig with three (including Skyfall). For some, Bond brings back their childhood. Katherine Kallergis, 20-year-old journalism junior, says as a child she would often have Bond movie marathons on weekends and holidays with her family. Her favorite movies are some of the older ones like Thunderball (because of awesome jet packs and the idyllic location of the Bahamas) and The World is Not Enough. Like Kabir, Katherine’s favorite Bond is Connery, but she loves how Pierce Brosnan came into his own
during The World is Not Enough. For BreAnne Butterworth, 21, James Bond video games were her calling back in the ’90s. She would play the Goldeneye video game on Nintendo 64 with her brother long hours into the night. One night, her friend slept over and was terrible at playing the game—leading to a nickname (Boris, her character) she still bears to this day. 007 has made his mark on fashion, video games and cinematic car chases. For Kabir, every time he puts on a tux he thinks, “What would Bond do?” The hero has also inspired spin-off novels and TV adaptations. But what else is memorable about Bond? The girls. According to an Entertainment Weekly poll, some of the highestranked Bond Girls are Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder, Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore and Diana Rigg as Tracy di Vicenzo. Pussy Galore is the Bond girl of 20-year-old Chris Kirschner’s favorite Bond movie, Goldﬁnger. He said between the ridiculous naming of Bond’s leading lady and Oddjob, a short, portly villain who throws his hat at predators, it has become his favorite. Kabir says, “James Bond is a ﬁgure that I feel most guys look up to purely because of his ability to kick ass and pick up women in style.” Skyfall, coming out this month, is sure to please BreAnne, who says seeing Craig is always a pleasure. “He’s incredibly talented and so wonderful to look at,” she says. So what is in store for the future of Bond? Kabir says, “The new movie seems as though it’ll revert to the classic James Bond style of more gadgets, witty lines and more sophisticated James Bond.” Take away the catchy theme song, gadgets and ladies, and the Bond ﬁlms can at the very least claim they made “007” a combination no one can forget. “Each movie is unique in its own way,” Chris says. “I think he will be around for quite a while.”
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