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CONTENTS

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COMMUNITY ARTS KIDS HEALTH CUISINE SPORTS MUSIC NIGHTLIFE

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FEATURED The Beer Issue ...............................................................................6-7

ROLLCALL: WHO BREWS THE BEST BEER IN NORTHEAST FLORIDA?

MIKE WHITE

MEREDITH TEKIN

NATALIA GONZALES

JASMIN LANKFORD

JOE SNOWBERGER BUZZ PRESIDENT

SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Southern Swells Brewing Co.

Intuition Ale Works.

Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Aardwolf Brewing Company.

Veterans United Craft Brewery.

Pinglehead Brewing Company.

Zeta Brewing Company.

FALLON MAYER

MORGAN YONGE

FRANKIE GIUSTINO

MONICA STOUDER

MIRANDA COOPER

AMY RICHARDSON ACCOUNT MANAGER

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Wicked Barley Brewing Company.

Seven Bridges Grille & Brewery.

Pinglehead Brewing Company.

Zeta Brewing Company.

Intuition Ale Works.

River City Brewing Company.

Green Room Brewing.

CEO OF CFM

PRESIDENT OF CFM

ACCOUNT MANAGER

BUZZ SOCIAL MEDIA

BUZZ CONTRIBUTOR

SHELTON BUCHANAN

MARK MARLAR

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Bold City Brewing.

ART DIRECTOR

VIDEO DIRECTOR

Green Room Brewing.

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

STACEY STEINER

MARKETING SPECIALIST

JOY BELL

ALYCIA BREN

LEIGHA WARD

TIARA JEFFERS

JOEY VOKAC

CRAIG ONEAL

KELLY WHITE

CHER DAVIS

Zeta Brewing Company.

Engine 15 Brewing Co.

Veterans United Craft Brewery.

Aardwolf Brewing Company.

Main & Six Brewing Co.

Seven Bridges Grille & Brewery.

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F FEATURE

WHERE TO DRINK CRAFT BEER

MELLOW MUSHROOM

EUROPEAN STREET CAFÉ

MellowMushroom.com

EuropeanStreet.com

9734 Deer Lake Ct #1

1704 San Marco Blvd.

Vegetarian, gluten free or full of pepperoni, whatever your preference, Mellow Mushroom has the pizza for you paired with the laidback vibe of the 1970s themed restaurant. For 40 years, Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers has been serving up fresh stone-baked pizzas to-order in an eclectic, art-filled and familyfriendly environment. Mellow Mushroom’s long history of handcrafted quality includes their quality selection of drinks as well. They have a full-service bar with a wide array of liquor, craft beer and wine options. Enjoy on tap, cask, bottles, and cans.

POE’S TAVERN

PoesTavern.com

363 Atlantic Blvd. Named in honor of talented and troubled author Edgar Allan Poe, Poe’s is located at Atlantic Beach, two blocks from the ocean at the intersection of Atlantic Boulevard and 3rd Street. Poe’s is an American gastropub offering 50+ beers with an emphasis on craft, high gravity and local/regional selections. They’re best known for gourmet hamburgers – ground in-house and cooked to order – and hand-cut french fries. Other popular items include fish tacos, quesadillas, entree-size salads, Edgar’s Drunken Chili, and the daily Market Fish Sandwich special. Enjoy their pub fare in the brickwalled space with literary decor, plus outdoor seating.

For more than thirty years, European Street Café has been a Jacksonville tradition. Now with four free-standing buildings in favorite Jacksonville neighborhoods, they are proud to have become the places where locals congregate and invite visitors to meet. European Street Café takes you away from the ordinary into an international atmosphere where you can feel comfortable while exploring and indulging in the pleasures of foreign countries. Their mission is to provide comfort food and exemplary service with kindness and tolerance in a nurturing and nourishing family-fun environment for generations to come. Their menu includes over 150 original and traditional sandwiches, salads and soups, along with the most comprehensive beer selection in North Florida.

KICKBACKS GASTROPUB

KickbacksGastropub.com 910 King St.

It’s difficult to describe Kickbacks Gastropub! The original section has a sports pub theme, while the Goozlepipe & Guttyworks addition, which has its own bar and restaurant seating, a downstairs “Belgian” Room, and downstairs “Catacombs,” which houses over 100,000 beers and a private beer locker room (at a comfy 56°). If you haven’t been to Kickbacks, be sure to look at all of the artifacts. You will be amazed. If you have been there, it’s likely that you’ll find something you didn’t know was there. It’s one bar that gets photographed over and over, and it’s garnered its share of recognition. Still, the place is low-key. Oh, by the way, there are around 200 beers on tap.

INSIDE BUZZ ON>>WHERE TO BUY CRAFT BEER

BUZZ TAKE:

Growlers

ABC Fine Wine & Spirits ABC Fine Wine & Spirits is Florida’s oldest and largest independent retailer of fine wine and spirits, including a large selection of craft beer.

Really Good Beer Stop Really Good Beer Stop is Jacksonville Beach’s ultimate craft beer and growler store, bringing the highest quality craft brews to all you hop heads and casual beer drinkers alike.

Beer:30

Daily’s

Grassroots Natural Market

Broudy’s

Native Sun

Daily’s convenience stores are a one-stop shop that include all the basics, great brands, and deluxe offerings, like made-to-order gourmet sandwiches and coffee, a premium alcohol collection, and gluten-free snacks.

Since 2006, Grassroots has been Riverside’s healthy alternative, serving an always evolving selection of freshly squeezed juices, homemade take-away food, craft beers, organic wines, and everything else you need to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Beginning in St. Augustine in the 1920s, Broudy’s Liquors is the prized destination for beverage lovers of all sorts. They offer a huge selection of unique spirits, fine wines, beers and craft products.

Carrying around 35 beers from 12 Florida-based breweries, along with over a dozen other regional & national craft brews, Native Sun, Jacksonville’s original 100 percent organic food store, is keeping Jacksonville drinkers happy.

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Beer:30 is a craft beer emporium with locations in Riverside and San Marco. Their selection includes many beers from local breweries.

Brewz Located on Atlantic Blvd., Brewz is a dedicated craft beer bar and growler store. Their fill station has 42 taps of amazing beers, wine and ciders.


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THE BUZZ ON THE STREETS Who brews the best beer in Northeast Florida?

Kenneth Stevens Just Brew It

Home Brewers

Champion Brands

by Jacob Benton

Champion Brands, Inc. has been a proud partner of the Jacksonville community since 1985, when Earl Benton (our owner and president) first opened its doors with 48 employees and two beverage suppliers. Today, our team is 300 employees strong and we deliver 120 premium brands to customers across Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.

The Champion Brands mission is simple: to become the preferred beverage distributor of every retailer we service. We strive to accomplish this every day by offering our customers exceptional service and a stellar portfolio of beverage options. Our team is hands down our greatest asset, and our culture reflects a balance of competitiveness and a fun work environment. We may have grown over the years, but the family environment hasn’t changed. Many of Champion’s current managers

“As consumer tastes keep evolving in Northeast Florida, Champion Brands will continue to deliver value as beverage category experts every day. “ have been with the company for 20+ years. In addition to putting our customers and employees first, we are proud to support the Jacksonville community whenever we can. Over the last 30 years, Champion Brands has worked with hundreds of local charities and community groups and will continue to support the community that has allowed us to grow so much. Additionally, we are committed to minimizing our environmental impact. We are well underway to converting our entire commercial fleet to compressed natural gas, and are currently in the process of converting a large part of our electrical usage to solar power. Over the years, we’ve partnered with some of the best breweries and beverage companies. From industry leaders like MillerCoors, Red Bull Energy Drinks and Heineken, to award-winning local craft breweries such as Intuition Ale Works, Veterans United and Aardwolf. We have a portfolio that caters to any customer’s needs. It’s been a fun ride over the last few years and the local beer renaissance has been exciting to be a part of. As consumer tastes keep evolving in Northeast Florida, Champion Brands will continue to deliver value as beverage category experts every day.

Jeff Wiegert Native Sun

Intuition

Taryn Nilsen The Makers Market

Engine 15

EVERYBODY’S TALKING >> BEER SUPPLIES Alewife

C.A.S.K.

Just Brew It

Total Wine & More

The vision behind Alewife craft beer bottle shop and tasting room was to create a welcoming environment for people to explore, discover and enjoy all that craft beer has to offer.

C.A.S.K. is a locally owned wine shop and bar located in Historic Five Points. C.A.S.K. features 250+ wines by the bottle and 25 wines by the glass.

With the homebrew scene blowing up here on the First Coast, Just Brew It has established themselves as the premiere supplier to everyone looking to make their own beer & wine.

Total Wine & More is a liquor superstore chain with a liquor, beer and fine wine focus, also offering tastings and classes. They offer incredible selections at great prices.

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COMMUNITY

Community Picks

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Jacksonville Beach PuttNCrawl.com

Prime Osborn Convention Center COJ.net

Putt N’ Crawl has been a staple in Jax Beach since 2004. Putt to win prizes while supporting your favorite nonprofit organizations and local businesses. Tee off as a single swinger or grab some friends. From drink specials, to the costume contest and after party, the fun never ends! Come see if your golf skills are up to par!

Enjoy two days of great entertainment at the Prime Osborn Convention Center for the Jacksonville area’s 21st annual Senior Expo. Learn how to make your investments work for you, discover great travel opportunities, search out ideal retirement living choices, health, recreation, fitness and more. There will be free admission and parking!

PUTT N’ CRAWL

SENIOR EXPO

May 26

May 6-7

PONTE VEDRA FOOD, WINE, & SPIRITS FESTIVAL

Ponte Vedra Cultural Center PonteVedraFoodWineAndSpiritsFestival.com

The Ponte Vedra Food Wine and Spirits Festival offers over 200 brands of craft beer, fine wine and spirits as well as amazing food. The Festival offers eight featured areas – Culinary Pavilion, Wines of the World, The Rum Room, General Spirits Pavilion, The Beer Garden and more.

FIRST COAST CONNECT MELISSA ROSS

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the most interesting person i’ve interviewed this month Who is the Jacksonville “Jeopardy” winner? The answer: Professor Julie Brannon. The 49-year-old Brannon, who chairs Jacksonville University’s English Department, realized a longtime dream when she won big on the hit show, “Jeopardy.” Her episode just aired, revealing that Brannon won a cool $47,000. “We’ve got some home improvement projects we’ve been needing to do,” Brannon told First Coast Connect. “That’s probably how we’ll use the money—after we find out how much Uncle Sam takes.” Brannon filmed her episode months ago and had to keep the news secret for this entire time from friends and colleagues. “It was tough,” she said. Now, though, the secret’s out. And she has advice for anyone seeking to compete on “Jeopardy.” “Time the buzzer just right when you try to answer!” And make sure to tune into more newsmakers from around the region, each weekday morning at 9 a.m. on 89.9 on WJCT’s First Coast Connect! 8

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$5 FRIDAYS AT MOSH

Museum of Science & History TheMOSH.org

Jacksonville’s Museum of Science & History makes science, history, and innovation accessible for all! Whatever your age or interest, there’s always something to see and explore across three levels of exciting exhibits. Every Friday, enjoy $5 admission and extended hours, brought to you by Regions Bank. The Museum is open late until 8 p.m.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE nonprofit leaders in our community

Please get your tickets for delicious cocktails and a four-course gourmet pairing dinner at the 8th annual River Hops event at the beautiful waterfront home of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Ashourian. This Under the Sea themed event will benefit the North Florida School of Special Education. North Florida School of Special Education serves students with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities in the greater Jacksonville area. NFSSE students receive a quality education, work alongside teaching professionals and resource therapies staff to improve their academic, vocational and social skills, and participate as contributing members in the community.

8TH ANNUAL RIVER HOPS

MAY 6 AT 6 P.M. • TICKETS $150 PER PERSON, VIP TABLES $1,500 (SEAT 8)

Contact Melanie Jensen at 904-724-8323 ext.222 or email her at mjensen@northfloridaschool.org.

At NFSSE, faculty and staff are committed to providing a comprehensive, individualized education plan for each student that meets his or her needs and sets realistic goals for success. Because there is not one specific path to success that can be prescribed to each of the students, they emphasize that by cultivating relationships in the classroom and learning to celebrate our differences, goals can be accomplished together. At this event, enjoy food and drinks from the Cowford Chop House, IL DESCO, Bistro AIX, Ovinte, Intuition Ale Works and Berry Good Farms. In addition to food and drink contributors, sponsors also include Atlantic Self Storage, Akerman and Publix Super Markets Charities.

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TDC’S CHOICE If you’re bored in Jacksonville …

it’s your own fault!-Tracy Dot Com

“Steel Magnolias” starring Dawn Wells May 24 – June 25 Alhambra Theatre & Dining

Last month, Executive Chef DeJuan Roy wooed me in with his famous fried chicken for “Dreamgirls” (still time to see it until May 21). This month, the Alhambra has me hook, line and sinking boat when Dawn Wells, Mary Ann of “Gilligan’s Island” fame, becomes one more famous face on the stage of the longest running dinner theater. “Steel Magnolias” will make you laugh until you cry, and Chef’s menu for this production will only have you ccrying - crying for more, that is. Tickets and menu options are available at AlhambraJax.com.


INSIDE LOOK

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Bold City Brewery Opens Second Location in Downtown Jax

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Cocktail Artist Series: May 2, The Candy Apple Cafe & Cocktails, CandyAppleCafeAndCocktails.com

BoldCityBrewery.com

Florida Blue Free Tuesday: May 2,9, 16, 23, 30, Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, CummerMuseum.org

Jacksonville’s Bold City Brewery is getting bigger by going smaller. In April, the city’s first craft production brewery opens its second location: a new brewery and tap room in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville, at 109 E. Bay St.

Kinky Boots: May 2-7, Times-Union Center, FSCJArtistSeries.org

When the space next to the now under-construction Cowford Chop House became available, the brewery found its new spot. The new location is home to a three-barrel brewhouse that will brew up small and experimental batches. The space also houses three 3-barrel fermenters and one 7-barrel brite tank, with space for additional fermenters. In addition, the bar offers several varieties of wines, sodas and water. The tap room vibe is a blend of loft and industrial with a couple of cozy sofas at the front, and tables and chairs along a brick wall, with the bar in the center.

COMMUNITY FOCUS A closer look at our local nonprofit community

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society LLS.org

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest health agency dedicated to fighting blood cancers. It exists to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. It is the leading source of free blood cancer education and support services for patients, survivors, families, caregivers and health professionals. Locally, its co-pay assistance program over the last two years has provided over $550,000 in financial assistance to patients with blood cancers.

CURRY SPOTLIGHT

Brought to you by Molly Curry

THE CULTURAL COUNCIL OF GREATER JACKSONVILLE By the time you read this, I may have already attended the 41st Annual Arts Awards on May 6 for The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville. Keep this wonderful charity in your sights as they champion the appreciation, relevance and expression of art and culture in Jacksonville. The gala honored seven individuals who demonstrated the highest impact on arts and culture. Check out other events at The Volstead, MOSH, Cummer and more that help beautify our surroundings. You can find more event information on their Facebook page or at CulturalCouncil.org.

DreamGirls: May 1-21, Alhambra Theatre and Dining, AlhambraJax.com

Jax Beach Art Walk: May 9, Downtown Jacksonville Beach, BetterJaxBeach.com The Players Championship: May 9-14, TPC Sawgrass, PGATour.com Free Coffee & Community Connect: May 10, Florida Blue River City Marketplace, Events.Jacksonville.com Jax Film Monthly Meetup: May 10, Multiverse Media Group, JacksonvilleFilmWorkshops.com

Downtown Art Walk: May 3, Downtown Adamec Bike Night: May Jacksonville, ILoveArtWalk.com 11, The Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com 2017 Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival: May 4-7, Downtown Fernandina Second Sundays in Springfield: Beach, ShrimpFestival.com May 14, Klutho Park - Historic Springfield, SPARCouncil.org Music in the Plaza: May 5, Unity Plaza, JaxHappenings.com Mother’s Day Brunch 2017: May 14, MOCA Jacksonville, MOCAJacksonville. $5 Fridays at MOSH: May 5, 12, 19, UNF.edu 26, The MOSH, TheMOSH.org Classic Car Cruise: May 16, SeaWalk Puttin’ on the Ritz: May 5, Ritz Pavilion, BetterJaxBeach.com Theatre and LaVilla Museum, RitzJacksonville.com Senior Expo: May 17-18, Prime Osborn Center, JaxEvents.com Jax Beaches Cars & Coffee: May 6, Fletcher High School, Relay for Life of Metro JacksonvilleBeach.org Jacksonville: May 18, Friendship Fountain Park, RelayForLife.org City of Jacksonville’s Annual Tire & Sign Buyback: May 6, EverBank Field, Jaxsons Night Market: May COJ.net/BLIGHT 18, Hemming Park, Facebook.com/ JaxsonsNightMarket Rubber Ducks and Food Trucks – River Race for Autism: May 6, North Beaches Art Walk: May 18, Adventure Landing, JaxDuckRace.org Neptune Beach Town Centers, NBAW.org Ponte Vedra Food, Wine, Rayo de Mayo: May 18, Engine & Spirits Festival: May 6-7, 15 Brewing Downtown Taproom & Ponte Vedra Cultural Center, Biergarten, Engine15.com PonteVedraFoodWineAndSpiritsFestival.com Extreme Mustang Makeover: May Fernandina Beach Market 18-20, Jacksonville Equestrian Center, Place: May 6, 13, 20, 27, ExtremeMustangMakeover.com Fernandina Beach Market Place, 2017 Go Red for Women Luncheon: FernandinaBeachMarketPlace.com May 19, Florida Blue Conference Center, Jacksonville Walk for Wishes: May 6, FirstCoastGoRed.Heart.org Unity Plaza, JaxWalkForWishes.org Camp Boom: May 19-21, Camp Jax AquaFest: May 6, MOSH, Immokalee, FirstCoastYMCA.org TheMOSH.org Mahler’s Resurrection: May 19-21, Putt ‘N Crawl: May 6, Jacksonville Times-Union Center, FSCJArtistSeries.org Beach, PuttNCrawl.com Florida STEM & Health Expo: May Weaver First Saturday Free for All: 20, River City Science Academy Main May 6, The Cummer Museum of Art & Campus, FLSTEMExpo.com Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Jacksonville Jazz Festival: ACS Relay for Life of Northside May 25-28, Downtown Zooming For A Cure!: May 6, First Jacksonville, VisitJacksonville.com/ Coast High School, RelayforLife.org JacksonvilleJazzFestival Chip Away Hunger Golf Tournament: May 7, Windsor Parke Golf Club, HungerFight.org

X102.9 Presents Rock on the River VIII: May 26-29, Jacksonville Landing, X1029.com/ROTR8

6th Annual Jacksonville Jewish Food Festival: May 7, Congregation Ahavath Chesed, TheTempleJacksonville.org

African Village Bazaar: May 28, The Ritz Theatre and Museum, RitzJacksonville.com

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Law Offices of Jason A. Burgess, LLC Jason Burgess

Crick & Love, P.A.

2718 College St., Jacksonville, FL 32205 (904) 515-0811 • CrickandLoveLaw.com

What do I do if I’m pulled over for suspicion of DUI? Being pulled over for suspicion of DUI is a stressful and difficult situation. What the officer will be looking for is whether or not your “normal faculties” are impaired. The field sobriety exercises administered are not necessarily a good way to test “normal faculties,” but they are used on a daily basis to arrest drivers all over Jacksonville. The exercises primarily involve abnormal movements and cognitive abilities that have nothing to do with a person’s typical motor or thinking skills. In fact, law enforcement is often scoring impairment points for minute details such as taking the precise number of steps asked, standing in the proper position during the instruction phase, and starting/stopping the exercise exactly as directed. There is no definitive strategy as to whether or not you should blow or do field sobriety exercises. Either way your license may be suspended. You may even blow under a .08 (which is the legal limit in the State of Florida) and still spend the night in jail. As a general rule of thumb, if you have any questions about your sobriety, it is probably a good idea not to blow or do the field sobriety exercises (even though this will result in an automatic 12-month license suspension). Do not be deceitful with the officer, but also keep in mind that you have an absolute right to remain silent. In all cases, contact an attorney immediately to make sure that your rights are being protected and all possible defenses are investigated. The information presented herein reflects only the opinion of the author and not iwantaBUZZ Entertainment Magazine, it’s owner, or publisher. All information in iwantaBUZZ Entertainment Magazine is for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for any advice given to you by your lawyer.

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1855 Mayport Road Atlantic Beach, Florida 32233 (904) 372-4791 • JasonBurgess.com

What is your main focus? Our main practice revolves around Chapter 11 bankruptcy. We will also work with individuals who need help restructuring or liquidating. What is your one tip that you might give someone who is looking at filing for bankruptcy? Get all of your financials together. Not just for businesses, but for individuals as well. Ignorance is just out there. It’s just not knowing. Looking at your bank account online is not good enough. If you don’t know your financials, there is nobody in the world that’s going to know because you will have to explain them, even to an attorney, what your debt is. Prepare early and prepare for the worst, but pray and hope for the best.


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For a couple facing divorce, it’s expected that the parties will divide up their furniture, their money and general household items. When it comes to the family dog, however, deciding who gets the family pet is never an easy decision. As in most states, Florida law regards pets as personal property. Therefore, pets in a Florida divorce are also subject to equitable distribution. Under Florida’s equitable distribution laws, a judge has the authority to make a determination as to the division of property in the event of a divorce. After the divorce, a pet will be owned by either one party or the other. Visitation rights or support payments will not be granted for the benefit of a pet. For many couples, a family pet is loved like a child. While the Court will not grant shared custody of an animal, a divorcing couple can enter into a settlement of their own accord that will permit both parties to enjoy time with the pet. Since the parties to the divorce lived in the same home with the pet, they are in the best position to determine what is in the pet’s best interest.

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Unfortunately, pets are sometimes used as bargaining chips in contentious divorces, and spouses sometimes fight for ownership of the pets out of spite or to demonstrate control. In this event, mediation, arbitration or negotiation can be used to solve this problem. If you are going through a divorce and have a pet, the assistance of an attorney can be very helpful in determining a fair, settlement, so that you can agree to the best arrangement for you and your pet.

REAL ESTATE

Call The Bulger Firm at (904) 608-3694 for your free consultation. the information presented herein reflects only the opinion of the author and not iwantabuzz entertainment magazine, it’s owner, or publisher. all information in iwantabuzz entertainment magazine is for educational purposes only. it is not a substitute for any advice given to you by your lawyer.

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The Lonker Law Group (904) 677-7998 • LonkerLawGroup.com

What is your greatest accomplishment as an attorney? I’m very proud of being chosen as one of the top 100 criminal defense attorneys in Florida and one of the top 10 female family law attorneys in Florida. My biggest achievement was a criminal case where there was a lot of dirty play by the cops, my client was clearly the wrong man, and I got the case dropped when he was facing 30 years. They just didn’t care that he was actually the wrong man. I feel I saved that kid’s life. I did it for cause, not the money.

ESTATE PLANNING

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1934 Retaw St., Jacksonville, FL 32210 The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based on advertising alone.

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WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT AS AN ATTORNEY?

LEGAL LEADER IN JAX Howard Caplan

Caplan Law, P.A. 6550 St. Augustine Rd. Suite 305 Jacksonville, FL (904) 503-8847 CaplanLaw.US

Michelle Leigh Glass

Brian Moore

Starting my own practice. I always wanted to do it and be my own boss. I also pride myself on maintaining the level of excellence my clients are used to from me.

Our client had been to numerous firms hoping to find an attorney to represent her. All of them turned her down, but I welcomed the challenge and we succeeded.

Law Office of Michelle L. Glass, PA

Law Offices of Sheftall & Associates

Where did you attend law school?

The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis.

What is your specific field of law?

I do a mix of business (both corporate and small), intellectual property, & franchise law.

How do you set yourself apart from other firms in the area?

My experience as a businessman for years before attending law school, which allows me to better understand the problems that business owners encounter.

What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment as an attorney?

James Allen

Francis Boyer

Opening my own firm, especially after coming from a large firm in South FL. Seeing my success so far, with so much growth, has been truly amazing.

From a lawyer perspective, I overturned a $4.5 million judgment against a client. On a personal level, it was helping a local woman get assets from her deceased husband in Europe.

Law Offices of James D. Allen

The Boyer Law Firm

Directing a trademark matter through a tight maze at the trademark office, seeking a registration of the name of a company going through an IPO. Had I not succeeded and secured it in time, the company would have been unable to proceed with their IPO, potentially losing millions.

Finish the sentence: “In 5 years I will…” Be happily semi-retired.

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LEGAL PERSPECTIVE Karstaedt & Stanko 301 W. Bay St., Suite 14132, Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 217-5159 • JaxCorporateCounsel.com

How do you set yourself apart from other firms in the area? We’re a small firm, just me and my law partner. We keep our overhead low, we go to the client instead of the other way around. We try to stay away from traditional hourly billing by using a flat fee model, depending on what the client needs for the year, and we try to build that long-term relationship. We don’t want to be the one and done attorneys.

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LAW SPOTLIGHT (904) 224-2100 IntegrityLawJax.com “Affordable Cost and Effective Representation When You Need It Most.” Integrity Law P.A. is a client-centered law firm whose mission is to provide exceptional service covering a wide range of legal issues in a thoughtful and compassionate manner. Integrity Law provides legal representation in the areas of Family Law, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Probate, Wills, Trusts & Estates, Landlord/Tenant, Bankruptcy, Real Estate and Title Work, and more. Family/Divorce/Paternity/Adoption Family law cases are very fact specific. Integrity Law endeavors to provide clients with reasonable expectations and probable outcomes that will enable him or her to make informed decisions. The team works with their client to look for creative solutions in order to deal with unique situations. Probate Probate is the legal process to uniformly wind up the affairs of a deceased person. The Court oversees the distribution of the person’s assets and debts. Integrity Law’s goal is to guide its clients during this stressful time through the legal process in order

to preserve as much of the assets as possible for those left behind. Personal Injury Attorneys at Integrity Law have successfully handled many accident cases such as car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, slip and fall injuries, dog bites, apartment fires and even falling ceilings. Real Estate/Title Integrity Law provides a full range of real estate services including residential and commercial transactions. Its attorneys can also help clients with quiet title actions, boundary and easement disputes, along with zoning and taxation issues.

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THE ARTS

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May 1-21 May 6 DREAMGIRLS

Alhambra Dinner Theatre AlhambraJax.com

From the Apollo Theatre to the Las Vegas Hilton, to international acclaim, “DreamGirls” follows the development, conflicts and eventual breakup of the three-member female singing group called, “The Dreams.” The parallels to the story of “The Supremes” are obvious. The music is period, the characters are similar, and the conflicts are as real and powerful as the stories you have heard.

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MOCA FAMILY DAY 2017

MOCA Jacksonville MOCAJacksonville.UNF.edu

MOCA Jacksonville celebrates the end of the school year with a free day of art-making, interactive fun and other surprises! This event is free and open to the public. Through its initiatives, MOCA Jacksonville serves the community, inspiring a love of the arts and creativity in nearly 16,000 children annually.

May 20

JULIANNE AND DEREK HOUGH: MOVE – BEYOND – LIVE ON TOUR

Florida Theatre FloridaTheatre.com

Longtime “Dancing with the Stars” fan favorites, siblings Julianne and Derek Hough return to the Florida Theatre with their all-new stage show. Taking a cue from the elements, the show will feature inspiration pulled from earth, wind, fire and water to take fans on a journey of dance and music. The pair will be joined by the Move Company Dancers for group performances in styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa and hip-hop and everything in between.

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DreamGirls: May 1-21, Alhambra Dinner Theatre, AlhambraJax.com Kinky Boots: May 2-7, Times-Union Center, JaxEvents.com ARTWALK – First ACT New Member Welcome and Open House: May 3, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Florida Blue Free Tuesday: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Downtown Art Walk: May 3, Downtown Jacksonville, ILoveArtWalk.com Art Fusion at Downtown Art Walk: May 3, MOCA Jacksonville, MOCAJacksonville.UNF.edu Puttin’ on the Ritz: May 5, Ritz Theatre and Museum, RitzJacksonville.com Three Tall Women: May 5-7, 12-13, Players By the Sea, PlayersByTheSea.org Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals: May 5, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend: May 6, MOCA Jacksonville, MOCAJacksonville.UNF.edu Weaver First Saturday Free for All: May 6, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org MOCA Family Day 2017: May 6, MOCA Jacksonville, MOCAJacksonville. UNF.edu 14

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DXTREME DANCE COMPANY PRESENTS NEW NOISE DANCE SHOWCASE

Ritz Theatre and Museum RitzJacksonville.com

DXtreme Dance Company presents The “New Noise” Dance Experience, a night of exhilarating entertainment. With dance styles ranging from jazz, hip hop, African, modern and gospel, just to name a few. This will be a spectacular show from “Duval’s Finest” dance company. Don’t miss it, get your tickets now!

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Riverside Arts Market: May 6, 13, 20, 27, Riverside, RiversideArtsMarket.com Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Museums on Us: May 7, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Harold Lopez-Nussa Trio: May 7, Ritz Theatre and Museum, RitzJacksonville.com Alhambra After Dark - Ambrosia Live: May 8, Alhambra Dinner Theatre, AlhambraJax.com Lunching with the Ritz: A Lunchtime Chamber Concert: May 10, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Menopause the Musical: May 11-14, Times-Union Center, FSCJArtistSeries.org David Ponsler Studio Visit: May 11, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Sgt. Pepper’s 50th Anniversary Celebration: May 12-13, Times-Union Center, JaxSymphony.org Julianne and Derek Hough: Move – Beyond – Live On Tour: May 12, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Art Aviators Family Workshop Spring 2017: May 13, MOCA Jacksonville, MOCAJacksonville.UNF.edu Art for Two: A Kid in Venice: May 13, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org

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Mother’s Day Brunch: May 14, MOCA Jacksonville, MOCAJacksonville.UNF.edu Synaethesia at MOCA: May 14, MOCA Jacksonville, MOCAJacksonville. UNF.edu Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra – Spring Concert: May 14, Times-Union Center, JaxSymphony.org The Head and the Heart: May 17, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Third Thursday Tour: Lauren Fensterstock: May 18, MOCA Jacksonville, MOCAJacksonville.UNF.edu Member and Community Opening Party – Ink, Silk and Gold: Islamic Treasures from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: May 18, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Mahler’s Resurrection: May 19-20, Times-Union Center, JaxSymphony.org Rock the 1920s Gala: May 20, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Art Adventures: Printmaking: May 20, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org DXtreme Dance Company presents New Noise Dance Showcase: May 20, Ritz Theatre and Museum, RitzJacksonville.com George Thorogood and the Destroyers: May 21, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com

Three Tall Women May 5-7, 12-13 • Players By the Sea

Jacksonville Beach Summer Jazz Series: May 21, Jacksonville Beach Seawalk Pavilion, JacksonvilleBeach.org Todd Rundgren: May 22, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Talks and Tea – An American in Venice: James McNeill Whistler and His Legacy: May 24, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Draw and Drink with Ethan Murrow: May 24, MOCA Jacksonville, MOCAJacksonville.UNF.edu 2017 Jazz Piano Competition: May 25, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Patriotic Pops Coffee: May 26, TimesUnion Center, JaxEvents.com New Voices: May 26-27, Players By the Sea, PlayersByTheSea.org Brit Floyd – Immersion World Tour 2017: May 26, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Cinderella: June 13-18, Times-Union Center, FSCJArtistSeries.org


ARTS UNLEASHED

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Ray Castro 8thStreetArtGallery.com

Ray Castro is a local artist with many works on display at 8th Street Art Gallery. When describing his art, Castro said, “These days, it’s about what I call ‘thoughtful happiness.’” He explained his process by detailing the need to get past merely replicating what was in front of him. Now, his art is a journal. “I’m not interested in dumping my personal stuff onto paper and calling it art,” said Castro. “I had a teacher/mentor—he was very French and dramatic— who once said to me, ‘no one’s interested in putting your personal stories on their wall’ and he was right.” “I strive to create visual poetry,” said Castro. “What I mean by that is, I aim for a surreal collection of iconic imagery that feels right to me and translates into something that you, the viewer, can connect to and resonate with.”

Since Childhood, Holly Addi has had an affinity for all things creative. Addi has an abstract style of painting that cannot be defined, but rather felt. She grew up with a mother who was an interior designer and a father who was a creative entrepreneur. She received her BFA from the University of Utah, and spent the early years of her career mastering floral artistry and as a creative director for lifestyle brands, but her true passion has always come back to her art. She has mastered her art style through her love for composition, color and the philosophy that through life’s imperfections, there is always a need for beauty, especially in chaos. Holly paints full time in her studio in Salt Lake City with her two dogs Henri and Hugh, and travels for inspiration. She exhibits internationally.

ARTS IN THE KNOW Painting with a Twist PaintingWithATwist.com

Are you looking for a fun night out? Uncork your creative side with Painting with a Twist. This is not your average art class! Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, invite your friends, and enjoy step-by-step instruction with experienced and enthusiastic local artists. You’ll leave with a one-of-a-kind creation! Painting with a Twist, based in Mandeville, Louisiana, is the leading Paint and Sip franchise with 290 locations throughout the United States. Founded in 2007 by Cathy Deano and Renee Maloney, Painting with a Twist began franchising in 2009. They provide customers with paint, a canvas and brushes that lead to a fun evening with friends and a finished piece of art. The Painting with a Twist talented team of instructors will guide you through the night’s featured painting. Classes are $35 for 2 hour paintings and $45 for 3 hour paintings, so there’s something for everyone! The class provides all your painting supplies including paint, brushes, canvas and easels. It is a great way to relax, get together with friends, and enjoy the experience of creating your own masterpiece. Adults are welcome to bring a bottle of their favorite wine to enjoy during the class. A little paint, a little wine, and a whole lot of fun! Painting with a Twist offer classes mostly in the evenings for adults 18 and up. 21 and up are permitted to bring their own alcoholic beverages. Painting with a Twist also offer children’s or family fun days at least once a month and recommend 6+.

PICK YOUR LOCATION AND PACK YOUR PINO FOR PAINTING WITH A TWIST! San Marco 1525 San Marco Blvd. (904) 515-5393

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CENTER STAGE: MAMMA MIA! Thrasher-Horne Center THCenter.org Mark your calendars for “Mamma Mia! – The Farewell Tour” on June 20. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! Over 50 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make “Mamma Mia!” the ultimate feel-good show! Writer Catherine Johnson’s sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives. With more productions playing internationally than any other musical, “Mamma Mia!” is the World’s No. 1 Show!

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KIDS PICKS May 11

DOKTOR KABOOM! LIVE WIRE! THE ELECTRICITY TOUR

Wilson Center for the Performing Arts FSCJArtistSeries.org

Doktor Kaboom will explore the fundamentals of electrical energy and the history of humanity’s adventures into its potential. At the dawn of the 19th century, mankind first harnessed the power of electricity, the world changed and the journey still continues. Topics covered include: safety, lightning bolts, current, voltage, conductive and nonconductive media, sparks, magnetic fields and more.

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May 17 May 13

SHANNON MILLER FOUNDATION 5K AND KIDS FUN RUN

Riverside Park 1stPlaceSports.com

Join thousands from the community for the Shannon Miller Foundation 5K and 1 Mile Children’s Fun Run. Visit the race vendors and enjoy our community health fair with free health screenings. Bring the whole family for a day of health and fitness at Riverside Park; fitness, community, and plenty of fun!

AMAZING GRACE CROP MAZE SPRING SATURDAYS ON THE FARM

ON THE PULSE – BE AWARE OF THE AIR!

Green Cove Springs AgCropMaze.TicketLeap.com

Museum of Science & History TheMOSH.org

On the Pulse is a new series that takes an in-depth look at some of Jacksonville’s hardest hitting issues, while offering new views that actively challenge social stereotypes and promote acceptance. In honor of Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, MOSH presents a discussion about the triggers and struggles of asthma and allergies people face on a daily basis.

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Amazing Grace Crop Maze is open Saturdays in May! Families can enjoy fun on the farm with barnyard ball zone, corn crib, corn hole, cow train, duck races, family photo ops, farm animals, haybale maze, jump pad, playground, rat rollers, wagon rides and more. Bring sunscreen and bug spray, and don’t forget your camera.

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WJCT KIDS

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River City Science Academy STEM & Health Expo

By Robin Warren, WJCT Education Outreach Coordinator

WJCT’s PBS KIDS Writers Contest

After last year’s overwhelming response, we are letting YOU choose the People’s Choice winner again this year. The top four stories from each grade level, with the highest average scores, will be eligible for the People’s Choice judging round. Entries will be posted online for the public to read and vote for their favorite. The People’s Choice winner will be determined by the entry with the highest number of votes (popular vote) from among all eligible entries. Be sure to visit WJCT.org/PeoplesChoice to read all the fantastic stories we have and pick your favorite. Winners will be notified on or before May 21, 2017.

Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) Reading Extravaganza

Join WJCT and Clifford the Big Red Dog, as we celebrate Literacy and student achievements with DCPS on May 13! This will be the 15th year of celebrating the literacy accomplishments of students at

Join us Saturday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon as we celebrate Literacy and student achievements with Duval County Public Schools! Come enjoy breakfast with Clifford and DCPS dog mascot, DJ (for all children in attendance from 9-10:30 a.m.), and other fun-filled activities.

the 2017 Reading Extravaganza (formerly the PEP Rally for Educational Excellence). Hosted by Duval County Public Schools, students will receive recognition for reading achievements, enjoy breakfast with Clifford and DCPS dog mascot, DJ, fun-filled activities, hear local celebrities reading their favorite children’s books and watch student performances. This free family-friendly event that is guaranteed to be fun for all ages. See

On May 20, come have your picture taken with your favorite PBS character, Clifford the Big Red Dog, at the River City Science Academy STEM & Health Expo. This is a free event for anyone of any age and is open to the public. Games, food, activities and free health screenings. Come join us for a day of exciting science and educational fun! The Expo will be held on Saturday, May 20 at River City Science Academy (RCSA) GYMNASIUM, 7605 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville FL 32216. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Until next month!

On Saturday, May 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., come have your picture taken with your favorite PBS character, Clifford the Big Red Dog, at the River City Science Academy STEM & Health Expo. This is a free event for anyone of any age and is open to the public.Games, food, activities, and free health screenings.

WHAT’S HAPPENING: MORE 2 KNOW THE PLAYERS bring Nickelodeon to McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation Kid Zone Mother’s Day Brunch

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Kid-friendly Pubs Engine 15 Brewing Company Engine15.com

In addition to serving its local beer at its brewpub in Jacksonville Beach, Engine 15 also produces beer at its warehouse in Downtown Jacksonville. The Downtown venue features a large tap room and outdoor biergarten, and is familyfriendly. Mom and Dad can enjoy beer, while the kids play! Intuition Ale IntuitionAleWorks.com

Intuition Ale Works is well-known for its local craft beer and its amazing new two-story location. They also have a “Family Game Night.” There’s usually a bounce house, retro video games, balloon animals, face painting, cornhole, board and table games, hula hoops, music, complimentary juice boxes, crafts and more. Bold City Brewery BoldCityBrewery.com

Bold City Brewery is locally owned and operated by Brian and Susan Miller. The taproom is located off King Street in Riverside. There is an onsite eatery and a family-friendly environment with kids and dogs welcome. There’s nothing better than brews and board games! Be bold! Wicked Barley WickedBarley.com

May 14 JacksonvilleZoo.org (904) 757-4463 Enjoy an admission special on Mother’s Day! Buy one child or adult ticket and get one adult or senior general admission ticket for FREE.

The McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation Kid Zone will have an enclosed, air-conditioned area featuring the Nickelodeon experience, an interactive destination for kids and families attending THE PLAYERS. Fans will be able to show off their skills at the SpongeBob SquarePants mini-golf challenge and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Puttskee, get virtually slimed, meet SpongeBob and more. Nickelodeon will air coverage of THE PLAYERS Championship in “NickSports Presents Golf Rocks Weekend,” featuring the cast of “School of Rock” May 12-14 on Nicktoons.

Reserve your seat for a lovely Mother’s Day Brunch. Brunch will include a buffet brunch, crafts and animal encounters.

“Our partnership with the PGA TOUR at THE PLAYERS Championship builds on our commitment to bring Nickelodeon to signature sporting events around the country and deliver content that is relevant and authentic to kids today,” said Keith Dawkins, executive vice president, TeenNick and Nicktoons. “Through our unique, on-the-ground experiences and exclusive on-air coverage, we will take THE PLAYERS and its Kid Zone to another level of fun, while providing our NickSports audience with an all-access pass to the world of golf.”

Reservations must be made by Wednesday, May 10.

Fans are reminded that youth 18 years and younger are admitted to THE PLAYERS free of charge when accompanied by a ticketed adult, and there is no limit to the number of youth fans admitted with that ticketed adult. For more info, visit THEPLAYERSChampionship.com. Photo credit PGA Tour

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Wicked Barley Brewing Company offers its own hand-crafted beer, a full onsite kitchen and several inside and outside seating options. The kids tend to gravitate towards the outdoor beer garden space for an assortment of outdoor games such as ring toss, Jenga and cornhole. Once kids are worn out, they can lounge by the Kayak Cove beach. River City Brewing Company RiverCityBrew.com

Jacksonville’s premier riverfront restaurant features a dining room overlooking the beautiful St. John’s River and the skyline of downtown Jacksonville. Their menus offer dishes created with global flavor and culinary expertise including fresh seafood and daily Chef’s creations.


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Boxed Water

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Founded in 2009, Boxed Water’s mission is to provide a better alternative to bottled water that allows us to give back to water and forestation foundations. Boxed Water is a sustainable water company that is changing the way water is sold, shipped and consumed. They aim to provide consumers a better option when purchasing water, while still enjoying the convenience of grab-andgo. Their brand is built on three principles: Better Product, Better Packaging, and Better Purpose. Boxed Water is thoughtfully packaged using one of the most sustainable beverage packages on the market and it is purposely purified to be absolutely pure and free from chromium, arsenic, MTBE, chlorine, fluoride and trace pharmaceuticals. Each carton is recyclable, 100 percent BPA free, and made using paper from wellmanaged forests. Additionally, Boxed Water partners with 1% For The Planet to donate at least 1 percent of their total annual revenue to support reforestation. Currently, Boxed Water is in partnership with The National Forest Foundation to plant one million trees by 2020. Boxed Water can be purchased locally at World Market, but be sure to check the store locator on their website as well.

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Mother’s Day 5K - Virtual Run: May 1-31, Anywhere, MoonJoggers.com Ann of Green Gables with Theatreworks Jax: May 1, Florida Theatre, TheatreworksJax.com Nature Connects, Art with LEGO Bricks: May 1 –7, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, JacksonvilleZoo.org Florida Blue Free Tuesdays: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org ARTWALK – First ACT New Member Welcome and Open House: May 3, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Jumpstreet: May 3, Jumpstreet Trampoline Park, Jumpstreet.com Downtown Art Walk: May 3, Downtown Jacksonville, ILoveArtWalk.com Art Fusion at Downtown Art Walk: May 3, MOCA Jacksonville, MOCAJacksonville.UNF.edu Teddy Bear Thursdays: May 4 & 25, Adventure Landing, AdventureLanding.com Mom to Mom Meetup: May 4, Bay and Bee, Fun4FirstCoastKids.com 54th Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival: May 4-7, Downtown Fernandina, ShrimpFestival.com $5 Fridays at MOSH: May 5, 12, 19, 26, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org St. Luke’s Spring Festival: May 5-7, St. Luke Catholic Church, StLukesFestival.org Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend: May 6, MOCA Jacksonville, MOCAJacksonville.UNF.edu Best Buddies Friendship Walk: May 6, Seawalk Pavilion, JacksonvilleBeach.org

Wavemasters: May 6, Jacksonville Beach, FloridaSurfing.org MOCA Family Day 2017: May 6, MOCA Jacksonville, MOCAJacksonville.UNF.edu Healthy Kids Running Series: May 7, Bartram Springs, HealthyKidsRunningSeries.org Chuck E. Cheese’s Sensory Sensitive Sundays: May 7, Chuck E. Cheese’s, Fun4FirstCoastKids.com Music Monday with Mr. Eric: May 8, Bay and Bee, Fun4FirstCoastKids.com Little Learners: May 10, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org Doktor Kaboom! Live Wire! The Electricity Tour: May 11, Wilson Center for the Performing Arts, FSCJArtistSeries.org Julianne and Derek Hough: Move – Beyond – Live On Tour: May 12, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Jacksonville Arboretum: May 13, Nature Walk, JacksonvilleArboretum.org Wild Wonders Nature Program: May 13, 27, Dutton Island Preserve, COAB.us King of the Hill Surf Fest: May 13, Neptune Beach, NeptuneBaptist.org Brady’s Superhero Run 5K: May 13, The Jacksonville Landing, UltimateRacingInc.com Adventure Landing Moms Swim Free: May 14, 1944 Beach Blvd., AdventureLanding.com Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra – Spring Concert: May 14, Times-Union Center, JaxSymphony.org The Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary Enrichment Day: May 14, 29, Catty Shack Ranch, CattyShack.org

Mammoth Follies Dinosaur Show with Theatreworks Jax: May 16, The Florida Theatre, TheatreWorksJax.com Douglas Anderson School of the Arts: Musical Theatre Spring Show: May 17-18, DATheatreBoosters.org Homeschool Workshop: May 17, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org On the Pulse – Be Aware of the Air!: May 17, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org Velocity Flight Night: May 18-19, VelocityAirSports.com Annual Walk the Talk for Epilepsy: May 20, Metropolitan Park, Support.EFOF.org Beaches Local Food Network Children’s Garden Workshop: May 20, Beaches Organic Community Garden, Jarboe Park, BeachesLocalFoodNetwork.org Moroccco Shrine Circus: May 21, Morocco Shrine, MoroccoShrine.org Jumpstreet Trampoline Park: May 21, 1210 Beach Blvd., Jumpstreet.com Amazing Grace Crop Maze Spring Saturdays on the Farm: May 27, AgCropMaze.TicketLeap.com Dinosaurs in Motion Exhibit Opening: May 27, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org Stories for Young Children: May 26, San Marco Branch Library, JaxPublicLibrary.org Bay and Bee Daddy Play Date: May 27, 13475 Atlantic Blvd., Fun4FirstCoastKids.com Jacksonville Zoo Memorial Day Special Admission Offer: May 27, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, JacksonvilleZoo.org Cinderella: June 13-18, Times-Union Center, FSCJArtistSeries.org

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HEALTH

Be Well: Lucky’s Market

HEALTHY TAKE:

6 Easy Ways to Drink More Water Every Day

1. Get fancy. Google “fruit infused water” for some exciting zerocalorie recipes. 2. Wake up with water. Keep a glass of water by your bed and take a few sips in the morning.

lucky’s market 580 Atlantic Blvd.

3. Have it your way. Do you like your water ice cold or room temperature? Do you like your ice cubed or crushed?

Neptune Beach, FL 32266 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. (904) 595-1916 LuckysMarket.com

Have you been to the latest natural foods grocery chain to come to Jacksonville? Start shopping at Lucky’s Market for the highest quality of farm-fresh produce, delicious deli chefcreated foods, delectable craft sandwiches and so much more. Founded in 2003, Lucky’s Market is a chain of supermarkets selling grocery, beer, bakery, dairy and frozen meat products.

When you’re the new kid on the block, you have to make yourself stand out from the pack. That’s precisely what Lucky’s Market in Neptune Beach is doing as the newest market in town. Whether it’s their beer selection with over 200 offerings, many coming from 20 different local and Florida breweries; their dedication to providing fresh, local, organic products that are actually affordable for the masses; or their willingness to open any package if you want to try it out before you buy, Lucky’s Market is making waves here on the First Coast. Let’s not forget their wine selection! With over 600 selections from numerous varieties that alternate on sale constantly and their 3 for $10 deal for the bargain vino shopper, Lucky’s should have what you’re lucking for when your inner oenophile is dying to come out. Their category managers across the country track what people are buying and pay close attention to customer feedback, always starting their search locally and regionally first when looking to buy, said Matt Ambrosius, the store’s director.

4. Burn calories. The colder the water, the more energy your body will require to regulate its temperature. 5. Get it to-go. Carry a bottle everywhere as a reminder to keep drinking. Keep it in your car or your gym bag. 6. Love your bottle. If you get a water bottle that you love and enjoy drinking from, you’ll be more likely to carry it with you.

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So stop on by Lucky’s, and be sure to take advantage of their sip & stroll options while you shop with your sweetie.

HEALTH BUZZ ON // JACKSONVILLE’S BEST LOWER CALORIE BEERS

Jacksonville has quickly become famous for its passion for craft beer. With wonderful local breweries sprouting up all over the River City, there are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy a cold one while sticking to a healthy eating plan. Check out some of our favorites.

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Aardwolf Pilsner

Raging Blonde Ale

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Aardwolf Brewing Company

Veterans United Craft Brewery

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Coming in a little higher at 165 calories in a 12 oz. pour, the Aardwolf Pilsner is still a solid and enjoyable option. Aardwolf Brewer Alpha Michael details this brew as “light, crisp with malt background and a hint of fruit in it from the yeast and hops.”

Brewmaster Ron Gamble calls Raging Blonde Ale a “knockout beer featuring a riveting hop flavor without the associated bitterness.” At 156 calories per 12 oz. pour, this beer is light enough to enjoy in moderation during the summer.

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Jon Boat Ale

Killer Whale Cream Ale

Intuition AleWorks

Bold City Brewery

Jon Boat Ale is one of Intuition AleWorks’ original brews. Beertender Katie M. attributes its best-seller status to the fact that it is “light in body and refreshing.” This popular favorite comes in at 135 calories per serving.

At 120 calories per 12 oz. serving, Killer Whale Cream Ale is a great option for a light adult beverage. Created by Bold City Brewery, it’s described as “light, crisp and refreshing… with no bitter aftertaste.” Enjoy at home or on tap at the brewery.

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There are foods that help anxiety, but it is just as important to make sure that you’re not eating foods that contribute to anxiety. Examples of these types of foods include fried foods, high glycemic carbs, unrefined sugars, and alcoholic beverages. Below are some foods that help lower stress and fight anxiety. Blueberries Blueberries are more than a delicious fruit; many consider them to be a superfood. They are rich in vitamins and phytonutrients (plant nutrients), with a variety of antioxidants that are considered extremely beneficial for relieving stress. Many experts also believe that peaches fall into this category as well, because they have nutrients that appear to have a sedation (calming) effect. Acai Berries Acai berries are one of the newest super foods on the market! IThey may not be the weight loss fruit that many people claimed they were, but acai berries are still rich in phytonutrients like the blueberry, and the antioxidant levels are off the charts. Almonds Almonds are an underrated food. They contain zinc, a key nutrient for maintaining a balanced mood, and have both iron and healthy fats. Healthy fats are an important part of a balanced diet, and low iron levels have been known to cause brain fatigue, which can contribute to both anxiety and a lack of energy. Chocolate Chocolate – especially pure dark chocolate (80% or more) without the added sugars or milks – is also a great food for those living with anxiety and stress. Chocolate reduces cortisol, the stress hormone that causes anxiety symptoms. There are also compounds inside dark chocolate that improve mood. Maca Root Maca root is not exactly a popular food item in grocery stores, but the powder can be added to several foods and beverages and is found in a variety of health food stores. It’s believed that this root has more phytonutrients than nearly every type of fruit and vegetable, including magnesium and iron – two important nutrients for controlling anxiety. It also is often used for healthy stamina and energy. Healthy eating is one of the best ways to control anxiety and stress. In fact, one of the best things you can add to your diet is more water. Many studies have found that dehydration affects as many as 25% of those with persistent stress or more, and dehydration is known to cause more anxiety. So drink up! For more nutrition tips related to lowering stress and anxiety, contact Dietitians of Palm Valley at 904-250-0075 or info@ dietitiansofpalmvalley.com.

between a cold and allergies? DOC: Both colds and allergies are symptoms caused by the body’s immune system, which is designed like an army to defend the body from foreign organisms like bacteria and viruses. When you have a cold or infection, the immune system fights to contain or eliminate the virus or bacteria. In the case of an allergy, the body’s army is tricked. There are no bacteria or virus to fight. Instead, the body responds to what are known as allergens produced by trees, plants, dander, dust mites, etc.

BUZZ: How do I know if my

symptoms are caused by a cold or allergy? DOC: If your symptoms are triggered by being in certain environments or certain times of the year, you may have allergies. If your suspect you have allergies, you should make an appointment with JENTS and have an allergy skin test.

BUZZ: What are the most common

allergy symptoms? DOC: Runny or stuffy nose, post nasal drip or congestion, nasal itching, and sneezing are some of the most common allergy symptoms.

BUZZ: What treatments are available for allergies?

DOC: The most common treatments are

avoidance of the allergy trigger, nasal steroids and immunotherapy. Your JENTS provider can help outline a treatment plan tailored especially for you.

SHANNON MILLER FOUNDATION 5K MAY 13

Bring the whole family for a day of health and fitness at Riverside Riverside Park - enjoy fitness, community and plenty of fun! Proceeds from the race benefit the Shannon Miller Foundation to fight childhood obesity.

Can drinking wine really make a difference? Yes, it can. But please note, the health benefits come from moderate wine consumption, defined by the American Heart Association as one to two fourounce glasses a day. 1. Promotes Longevity Wine drinkers have a 34 percent lower mortality rate than beer or spirits drinkers. 2. Reduces Heart-Attack Risk Moderate drinkers suffering from high blood pressure are 30 percent less likely to have a heart attack than nondrinkers. 3. Lowers Risk of Heart Disease Red wine tannins contain procyanidins, which protect against heart disease. Wines from Sardinia and southwest France have more procyanidins than other wines. 4. Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Moderate drinkers have 30 percent less risk than nondrinkers of developing type 2 diabetes. 5. Lowers Risk of Stroke The possibility of suffering a blood clot–related stroke drops by about 50 percent in people who consume moderate amounts of alcohol. 6. Cuts Risk of Cataracts Moderate drinkers are 32 percent less likely to get cataracts than nondrinkers; those who consume wine are 43 percent less likely to develop cataracts than those drinking mainly beer.

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THE PLAYERS DONNA 5K MAY 6 An event to raise funds to finish breast cancer! We welcome runners and walkers of all levels to experience a behind-the-scenes 5K route through the beautiful PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.

BENEFITS OF WINE

DREAMS COME TRUE 5K MAY 20

MEMORIAL DAY 5K MAY 29

Dreams Come True is the First Coast’s only locally based nonprofit organization dedicated to fulfilling the dreams of children who are battling life-threatening illnesses. Since 2004, JAHU has raised more than $100,000 for Dreams Come True.

During Memorial Day Weekend, get your exercise on! This race is a Jacksonville Grand Prix race put on by Florida Striders. All finishers will receive medals and there will be an awards ceremony with a free raffle after the race.

7. Cuts Risk of Colon Cancer Moderate consumption of wine (especially red) cuts the risk of colon cancer by 45 percent. 8. Slows Brain Decline Brain function declines at a markedly faster rate in nondrinkers than in moderate drinkers. Source: Food & Wine

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HEALTH PICKS May 6 CLAY COUNTY YOUNG LIFE “HULA HUSTLE” 5K AND 1-MILE FUN RUN BestBet Orange Park 1stPlaceSports.com

Aloha! It’s time to pull out the grass skirts and leis! Start out your day with the whole family and enjoy a morning run/walk along the beautiful St Johns River in Orange Park. Following the 1-Mile Fun Run there will be an awards ceremony, prizes for the best-dressed hula costume and a post-race celebration “luau” style.

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May 20

RELAY FOR LIFE OF METRO JACKSONVILLE

FLORIDA STEM & HEALTH EXPO

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Celebrate cancer survivors, remember all of those we’ve lost too soon and fight back against this disease that has taken too much from too many. This event will include opening and closing ceremonies, a survivor’s lap, a caregiver’s lap and luminaria. Enjoy food, games, live music, bounce house, dunk tank and more! Relay for Life is kid-friendly and open to the public.

HEALTH & WELLNESS EVENTS Oral and Head and Neck Cancer: May 2, University of Florida Health Science Center, JaxHealth.com Diabetes Education Class: May 2, Flagler Wellness Center, FlaglerHospital.org Tai Chi Class: May 3, UF Health Jacksonville Tower I, JaxHealth.com Morning Zumba Fitness Classes: May 3, Studio Jear Group Fitness, StudioJear.com Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: May 3, Southeast Regional Library, JaxHealth.com Breast Cancer Support Group: May 4, UF Health Jacksonville Cancer Center, JaxHealth.com Montoya and Associates Corporate Run: May 4, Metropolitan Park, 1stPlaceSports.com The Mental Health Zone 5K: May 6, Your Choice, VirtualRunEvents.com Best Buddies Friendship Walk: May 6, Seawalk Pavilion, JacksonvilleBeach.org Love 2 Run 5K: May 6, St. Augustine, UltimateRacingInc.com Rubber Ducks and Food Trucks – River Race for Autism: May 6, Adventure Landing, JaxDuckRace.org Wave Masters Pro-Am Surfing Contest: May 6, Jacksonville Beach, JacksonvilleBeach.org The Players DONNA 5K: May 6, TPC Sawgrass, 1stPlaceSports.com Jacksonville Walk for Wishes: May 6, Unity Plaza, JaxWalkForWishes.org Clay County Young Life “Hula Hustle” 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run: May 6, BestBet Orange Park, 1stPlaceSports.com 22

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Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year – more than all cancers combined. However, we can change that since 80 percent of all cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Go Red For Women encourages women and their families to take action and live a healthier life.

May 18 Friendship Fountain Park RelayForLife.org

2017 GO RED FOR WOMEN LUNCHEON

The mission of Florida STEM & Health Expo is to expose Florida’s citizens to the exciting and engaging world of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and health to ignite their interests and motivation for these disciplines. This free, one-day event features exciting science shows, STEM educators & scientists, hands-on activities and more.

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Stay Gorgeous Girls Rally 2017: May 6, Eugene Butler Middle School, StayGorgeousGirls.com ACS Relay for Life of Northside - Zooming For A Cure!: May 6, First Coast High School, RelayforLife.org Fernandina Beach Market Place: May 6, 13, 20, 27, Fernandina Beach Market Place, FernandinaBeachMarketPlace.com Saving Your Slight! Jacksonville, FL: May 6, Jacksonville Marriott, Events.FirstCoastNews.com Jacksonville Walk for Wishes: May 6, Unity Plaza, JaxWalkForWishes.org Chip Away Hunger Golf Tournament: May 7, Windsor Parke Golf Club, HungerFight.org Evening Childbirth Series: May 8, 15, 22, St. Vincent’s HealthCare, JaxHealth.com Kidney Education Class: May 9, Flagler Hospital, FlaglerHospital.org Spinal Cord Injury Support Group: May 9, UF Health Jacksonville Learning Resource Center, JaxHealth.com The Players Championship: May 9-14, TPC Sawgrass, PGATour.com Heart Health Education Series Class: May 11, Flagler Hospital, FlaglerHospital.org Running of the Knights 5K: May 12, Creekside High School, 1stPlaceSports.com Shannon Miller Foundation 5K and Kids Fun Run: May 13, Riverside Park, 1stPlaceSports.com JBPD Bike Rodeo: May 13, Jacksonville Beach, JacksonvilleBeach.org Brady’s Superhero Run 5K: May 13, The Jacksonville Landing, UltimateRacingInc.com

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Fleming Island Eagles 5K: May 13, Fleming Island High School, Orange Park, 1stPlaceSports.com Feed the Need 5K: May 13, Palatka, UltimateRacingInc.com Caregiver Expo 2017: May 13, The Hyatt Jacksonville, Eventbrite.com Wellness Education Series: May 16, Flagler Hospital, FlaglerHospital.org On the Pulse – Be Aware of the Air!: May 17, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org Relay for Life of Metro Jacksonville: May 18, Friendship Fountain Park, RelayForLife.org 2017 Go Red for Women Luncheon: May 19, Florida Blue Conference Center, FirstCoastGoRed.Heart.org Jacksonville Beach Challenge 5K/10K and Run/Swim/Run: May 20, Jacksonville Beach, JacksonvilleBeach.org Dreams Come True 5K: May 20, Fletcher Park San Marco, 1stPlaceSports.com Lifeguard Beach 5K: May 20, Jacksonville Beach, 1stPlaceSports.com Florida STEM & Health Expo: May 20, River City Science Academy Main Campus, FLSTEMExpo.com BODYPUMP weight training Class: May 22, Studio Jear Group Fitness, StudioJear.com Jacksonville Business Journal – Business of Sports Summit: May 23, Prime Osborn Center, JaxEvents.com Memorial Day 5K: May 29, 1st Place Sports Orange Park, 1stPlaceSports.com Evening Pilates: May 30, Studio Jear Group Fitness, StudioJear.com


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CUISINE

Two Thumbs Up How Good Food Should Taste

Nutella with Fruit – delicious dough

slathered with Nutella and topped with fresh fruit only $5.50.

Ajeen and Juice

Eastern street food. Similar to a flatbread, these hearty nibbles are topped with thyme, cheese, various veggies and meats such as sausage, beef or egg. They are all absolutely delightful.

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When: Tuesday Afternoon Price: $4 to $8 Contact: 1962 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Customer service is outstanding, prices are phenomenal (under $8), the food and juice offerings are wonderful and ownership is local and onsite. So, make sure to make it out to Ajeen and Juice. Your bored taste buds will definitely Do you want to give your buds a break from the same ol’, same ol’ noms? Then thank you! make your way to San Marco for a quick and delicious fix with some Middle Eastern comfort foods at the newly re-branded Ajeen and Juice. Formerly named Pulp, Ajeen and Juice has continued with an amazing array of hand-created drinks. Parched patrons can simply come up to an ordering window to receive a quick n’ fresh fix of creative juice blends such as the San Marco Elixir (made with apple, carrot, celery, parsley, beets, ginger and garlic), smoothies such as the J’ville Tropical (orange juice, apple juice, strawberry, mango, pineapple and sorbet), 1 and 2 oz. juice shots like the Lemon Ginger, plus organic and fair trade teas and coffee. But quenching a thirsty palate isn’t the only awesome additive to this super San Marco spot! New Middle Eastern munchies have been added to this menu. Crisp Ajeen (Levantine dough) is baked at lightning speed in a flaming hot oven and dotted with all sorts of delicious toppings, both savory and sweet. The base of these pizza-like bites is call Manaeesh and is considered Middle

“In addition to our fresh juices, we have truly authentic Middle Eastern street food here.” -Jason Bajalia, Co-owner of Ajeen Juice Buzzworthy Note: Coffee here is incredible! Each individual cup of this sipping spot is made individually, one cup at a time, and is ground to order. You can either have French Pressed, Hand Drip, Ibrik (Turkish) of Moka Pot style of coffee preparation. This is only one facet of incredibly detail-oriented ownership. Now, there is very limited seating inside, but note there are additional places for both you and your pooch outside on the porch. Drink prices here from the expansive menu range from $5 to $8.

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Qatayef – sweet pancake “dumpling” stuffed with pecans and topped with a light orange blossom simple syrup only $5. 24

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Salata Tahini – crisp cucumbers, tomato plu mint, garlic, lemon, EVOO, Tahini and Za’atar spices for $6.

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Sujuk – Levantine style sausage and dough topped with egg only $7.50.


Food Truck Foodies

MOTHER TRUCKIN’ PIZZA

by Shelton Buchanan

I may have said this before, but pizza is life. There are few, if any, dishes in this world that are almost always good. Pizza has to top that list. But there are a select few places that take pizza from the basic, commonplace slice to something greater. Mother Truckin’ Pizza is one of those places. They put themselves into their product and it shows. On the day I visited, I opted for a simple slice of pepperoni and a side of their garlic cheesy bread for good measure. The slices themselves don’t, at first glance, look like anything spectacular. As you can see from the pictures, they look like a slice you might get anywhere. They’re not ridiculously large or covered in unique or experimental toppings, but their perfection lies in their simplicity. The crust is a work of art; simultaneously crispy yet light and delicate. It’s firm enough to be eaten bent in half but won’t droop and drop grease all over you. The pepperoni is of high enough quality so you don’t regret eating it later that day and they make sure to cover your slice in plenty of it. The garlic cheesy bread is where it’s at, though. Made from the same dough as their delicious pizza, it’s overloaded with unctuous garlic and slathered in ooey-gooey melted cheese. This is not something you want to order if you have a lot of meetings after lunch as everyone will smell it on you. That being said, it’s entirely worth it. The side of their homemade marinara is the perfect dipping compliment to the cheesy goodness, and you’ll want to mop up every drop of it with the bread. So if you’re in the mood for a slice and are fortunate enough to have Mother Truckin’ Pizza anywhere near you, do yourself a favor and give them a try. They’ll make you an offer you can’t refuse.

Anna Eatz Jax Anna Heise, a New York transplant, has called Jacksonville home for the past forty years. During this time, she practiced nursing at UF Health as an operating room trauma nurse specialist. Her second career opportunity took flight as she transitioned her clinical background into a long, happy stint in consulting with client hospitals where she was an implementation and installation specialist. It was during this time traveling around the country that she was exposed to a variety of cultures and food options and developed her love of diverse cultures and their respective cuisines.

Now retired, she continues to travel to foreign and exotic locations, exploring food and culture across the globe. When at home as a local blogger, her time is spent searching out the best food Jacksonville has to offer. Heise is also a member of the BUZZ Magazine team for the Personal Chef column, where she interviews some of Jacksonville’s best and brightest chefs and restaurateurs.

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GRAB A BITE

Personal Chef

TONY CHARBONNET

Resident Chef at Publix Super Markets

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR PAIRINGS

BEER BARS

Throughout the day, we find ourselves paired with something: work, friends, food and beverages. We find joy and sadness with how these pairings dictate our mood, whether immediate or long term. We can change our job, get new friends, and send back food and beverages.

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SPLIFF’S GASTROPUB

Downtown SpliffsGastropub.com When you’re ready to celebrate a week of hard work, Spliff’s Gastropub will be waiting with cold drinks, fun food favorites and live entertainment. Written by: Danielle Thomas

At first there is a gleam in your eye. You really like a certain dish. You are caught up in the newest beer offering. One thing leads to another and you find that the flavors are having a fight club on your palate. What went wrong! TWO QUICK RULES TO HELP YOU AVOID PAIRING DISASTER: 1) Flavor Link: Find a flavor profile that you like in the food and pair it with a beverage that has the same flavor profile. A fun pairing I did with this was Chocolate Coconut Cheesecake paired with Orange Blossom Brewing’s Toasted Coconut Porter. The pairing brought out the coconut more from the beer as the traditional stout flavors played with the chocolate in the cheesecake. Both flavors were married with the slightly sweet taste of the cheesecake. 2) Competition: This pairing strategy is bold. Here there are strong flavors on both sides competing for your palate attention: punch and counter punch until there is nothing left but a draw. To play with this I paired the deep gamey flavor of lamb with a strong IPA. These flavors are at odds without the referee. That was increasing the high acid content of the lamb by creating a Spicy Lamb Cacciatore and pairing it with Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra Pale Ale.

HOPTINGER BIER GARDEN & SAUSAGE HOUSE

Beaches Hoptinger.com Over 60 taps of beer paired with fun foods like sausage dogs, buckets of french fries, and wings make for a good time full of laughs. Written by: Danielle Thomas

Season lamb with salt and pepper.

Kosher salt and ground black pepper

2 yellow bell peppers, seeded and julienne

Heat a large skillet with oil to coat bottom of pan, over a medium-high heat until oil begins to smoke. Carefully place lamb into pan and cook until golden brown. Turnover and cook until all sides are brown.

1 red onion, peeled and julienne

Remove chicken from pot and set aside.

½ pound white mushrooms, sliced

Add peppers, onions, garlic, mushrooms and red pepper flakes to pot and cook until vegetables slightly soften. Add red wine, deglaze fond, heat to a boil, lower to a simmer and cook until liquid has reduced by half. Add tomato sauce, dried herbs, and lamb, and simmer 20-30 minutes, or until lamb is tender, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking and lowering heat as needed to prevent burning.

2 tablespoons olive oil 2 red bell peppers, seeded and julienne

3-4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped 2 tablespoons red pepper flakes 1 cup red wine 1½ cups tomato sauce 1-2 pinches dried basil 1-2 pinches dried oregano 1 pinch dried thyme 1 bay leaf ¼ cup fresh basil, torn

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Gather up the besties, try out some of the craft cocktails or craft beer. eat at the bar, or sit at a table and if you can get enough besties, take over the small room.

Spicy Lamb Cacciatore

2 lb lamb leg, large dice

Head to Taps Bar and Grill for a unique collection of premium draft beers constantly rotating for the broadest selection available.

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EMPIRE CITY GASTROPUB

Whether you are searching for a new job or friends, remember that your pairing experience can be peaceful if you have a few ground rules to follow.

INGREDIENTS

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Written by: Anna Heise

KICKBACKS GASTROPUB

SIDECAR

Riverside KickbacksGastropub.com

San Marco DrinkSidecar.com

They currently have 204 beers on tap and over 1000 different bottle varieties in multiple vintages. Just go to their website to find out their daily draft list.

With 20 rotating draft beers, over 50 bottled beers, two cocktails on tap, whiskey on tap and a great list of wines, there is something for anyone who likes a good drink.

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SPORTS

SPORTS PICK S

May 6

May 18-22 JACKSONVILLE JUMBO SHRIMP VS. BILOXI SHUCKERS

THE PLAYERS DONNA 5K

TPC Sawgrass BreastCancerMarathon.com

Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville JaxShrimp.com

THE PLAYERS DONNA 5K presented by Nimnicht Family of Dealerships is an event to raise funds to finish breast cancer! The race is limited to 1,750 participants, so register early. Join runners and walkers of all levels to experience a behind-the-scenes 5K route through the beautiful PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.

It’s baseball season and the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are embracing the heart of Jacksonville’s identity and heritage! Head to the baseball grounds and watch our Minor League team take on the Biloxi Shuckers. At the ballpark, only the team name, colors, and look on the field will change as part of the new identity.

May 28

MEMORIAL DAY 5K

1st Place Sports Orange Park 1stPlaceSports.com

JACKSONVILLE ARMADA FC VS. NORTH CAROLINA FC

Hodges Stadium ArmadaFC.com

It is soccer season! The Jacksonville Armada FC is competing against the North Carolina FC. With food, activities, and fun, you won’t want to miss this game. Join the fleet and come cheer on the team. Wear your best navy blue and gold to show your spirit

SPORTS HAPPENINGS

May 29 Participate in this Jacksonville Grand Prix race. This is the 33rd annual Memorial Day 5K! All finishers will receive medals and there will be an awards ceremony with a free raffle after the race. Run in the 5K or enjoy the free one-mile fun run. You definitely don’t want to miss the fun!

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Wave Masters Pro-Am Surfing Contest: May 6, Jacksonville Beach, JacksonvilleBeach.org The Players DONNA 5K: May 6, TPC Sawgrass, 1stPlaceSports.com Jacksonville Sharks vs. Corpus Christi Rage: May 6, Veterans Clay County Young Life “Hula Memorial Arena, JaxSharks.com Hustle” 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run Clay County Young Life “Hula May 6 • 1stPlaceSports.com Hustle” 5K and 1-Mile Fun UNF Women’s Softball vs. JU: Run: May 6, BestBet Orange Park, May 1, UNF Softball Complex, 1stPlaceSports.com UNFOspreys.com JU Dolphins Women’s Softball vs. Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp vs. Stetson: May 6-7, Debbie and Fred Mobile BayBear: May 1, Baseball Pruitt Softball Complex, JUDolphins.com Grounds of Jacksonville, JaxShrimps.com Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp vs. UNF Men’s Baseball vs. UCF: Biloxi Shuckers: May 8-12, Baseball May 2, UNF Baseball Grounds, Grounds of Jacksonville, JaxShrimp.com UNFOspreys.com THE PLAYERS Championship: Montoya and Associates Corporate May 9-14, TPC Sawgrass, PGATour.com Run: May 4, Metropolitan Park, Running of the Knights 5K: 1stPlaceSports.com May 12, Creekside High School, JU Dolphins Men’s Baseball vs. 1stPlaceSports.com Stetson: May 5-7, Sessions Stadium, JU Dolphins Men’s Baseball vs. USC JUDolphins.com Upstate: May 12-14, Sessions Stadium, Best Buddies Friendship Walk: May JUDolphins.com 6, Seawalk Pavilion, JacksonvilleBeach.org Jacksonville Cannons vs. Dallas Jacksonville Armada FC vs. New Roughnecks: May 12, The Bolles York Cosmos: May 6, Hodges Stadium, School, JaxCannons.com ArmadaFC.com UNF Track and Field Atlantic Love 2 Run 5K: May 6, St. Augustine, Sun Conference: May 12-13, Hodges UltimateRacingInc.com Stadium, UNFOspreys.com

Shannon Miller Foundation 5K and Kids Fun Run: May 13, Riverside Park, 1stPlaceSports.com JBPD Bike Rodeo: May 13, Jacksonville Beach, JacksonvilleBeach.org Brady’s Superhero Run 5K: May 13, The Jacksonville Landing, UltimateRacingInc.com Fleming Island Eagles 5K: May 13, Fleming Island High School, Orange Park, 1stPlaceSports.com Feed the Need 5K: May 13, Palatka, UltimateRacingInc.com JU Dolphins Men’s Baseball vs. USF: May 16, Sessions Stadium, JUDolphins.com Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp vs. Mississippi Braves: May 18-22, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, JaxShrimp.com UNF Men’s Baseball vs. JU: May 18-20, UNF Baseball Grounds, UNFOspreys.com Jacksonville Beach Challenge 5K/10K and Run/Swim/Run: May 20, Jacksonville Beach, JacksonvilleBeach.org Jacksonville Cannons vs. Raleigh Flyers: May 20, The Bolles School, JaxCannons.com Dreams Come True 5K: May 20, Fletcher Park San Marco, 1stPlaceSports.com

Jacksonville Sharks vs. Monterrey Steel: May 20, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxSharks.com Get Hooked on Fishing: May 20, Huguenot Park, JacksonvilleBeach.org Lifeguard Beach 5K: May 20, Jacksonville Beach, 1stPlaceSports.com Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp vs. Jackson Generals: May 24-28, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, JaxShrimp.com Jacksonville Armada FC vs. North Carolina FC: May 28, Hodges Stadium, ArmadaFC.com Memorial Day 5K: May 29, 1st Place Sports Orange Park, 1stPlaceSports.com Jacksonville Sharks vs. Dayton Wolfpack: June 3, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxSharks.com Swim Run Done: June 3, Jacksonville Beach, JacksonvilleBeach.org Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp vs. Montgomery Biscuits: June 4-8, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, JaxShrimps.com ESA Surf Contest: June 4, Jacksonville Beach, JacksonvilleBeach.org Jacksonville Armada FC vs. Miami FC: June 6, Hodges Stadium, ArmadaFC.com Jacksonville Cannons vs. Atlanta Hustle: June 10, The Bolles School, JaxCannons.com

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Game Day:

THE PLAYERS 2017

May 9-14 • TPC Sawgrass THEPLAYERSChampionship.com

TRIPLE PLAY:

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Traffic flow and parking have been greatly enhanced for the players championship to provide a better fan experience. plan to arrive before 12 p.m. or after 2 p.m. to avoid the peak traffic times.

THE PLAYERS for the Public Gates Open

Since its inception in 1982 by then-PGA TOUR Commissioner Deane Beman, TPC Sawgrass has risen to the front of the golfing world’s consciousness, with its Pete Dye fan-friendly design a mix of precision and target golf. From the iconic Island Green on 17, to the renovations made since the conclusion of last year’s tournament, featuring a now drivable par 4 on 12, TPC Sawgrass is one of the most recognizable courses in the world. Don’t miss Jason Day return to defend his title from May 9-14 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach.

Mon. - Tournament is closed • Tues. & Wed. - 7:30 a.m. Thurs. & Fri. - 6:15 a.m. • Sat. & Sun. - 7:30 a.m.

Purchase parking in advance.

Tee Times Thurs., May 11 - First round of competition begins at approximately 7:30 a.m. (threesomes off of No. 1 and No. 10) Fri., May 12 - Second round of competition begins at approximately 7:30 a.m. (threesomes off of No. 1 and No. 10) Sat., May 13 - Third round of competition begins at approximately 8:30 a.m., depending on the size of the cut (twosomes off No. 1) Championship Sun., May 14 - Final round of competition begins at approximately 8:30 a.m., depending on size of the cut (twosomes off No. 1)

Admissions Tickets for THE PLAYERS 2017 are on sale at THEPLAYERSChampionship.com as well as at 55 Publix stores throughout Northeast Florida and the surrounding areas, including two locations in Georgia. Stadium Passes are $25 for Tuesday, $20 for Wednesday; $60 Thursday and Sunday, $65 for Friday and $70 for Saturday. Fans can also purchase a weekly Stadium Pass for $225, which includes admission Tuesday-Sunday. Stadium Pass prices are exclusive of sales tax and do not include parking.

Free admission for kids Youth 18 and younger are admitted free of charge when accompanied by a ticketed adult, and there is no limit to the number of youth fans admitted with that ticketed adult. Youth admission makes THE PLAYERS the perfect destination for families, who only need to pay the cost of the tickets for the adults, or even a youth sports team, as the entire team can gain admission with one ticketed adult.

adult Stadium Passes, unlimited youth admission at the gate and two $10 concession vouchers. The Family Plan is $120 for Thursday and Sunday, $130 for Friday and $140 for Saturday (taxes not included). Parking passes are additional, but remember that any car with four or more passengers, parks for free under THE PLAYERS “Four for Free” policy (download vouchers at THEPLAYERSParking.ClickAndPay.com). The Family Plan is offered online and at 27 participating Daily’s convenience stores.

Complimentary Admission for Military In 2016, THE PLAYERS issued more than 30,000 complimentary military tickets, and the tournament is once again proud to continue its policy of providing free or affordable access to the tournament for men and women of the U.S. Armed Services. THE PLAYERS provides all career military (active duty, Reserve, military retirees and dependents) with complimentary admission to Military link.

The Family Plan

Discounted Admission for Veterans

The Family Plan package offers additional savings and benefits for families seeking a day at THE PLAYERS. Families get two

THE PLAYERS also provides discounted admission for noncareer military veterans. To obtain a voucher

Thursday-Sunday, fans are required to purchase parking in advance ($30 Thursday and Sunday per day for general parking; and $35 Friday and Saturday per day in general parking). Parking passes can be purchased at THEPLAYERSParking. ClickAndPark.com. Limited quantity available. Please note: Volunteers will not sell parking passes in the lot. Parking will not be sold at Publix or Will Call.

Take note of when its free. On Tuesday and Wednesday, as in previous years, fans can still park for FREE in the general parking lot and no parking pass is required. Also, fans with four or more guests in a vehicle can park for FREE in the general lot off of CR210 Thursday through Sunday with the “Four for Free” parking voucher, available online. A new voucher must be downloaded and printed for each day (or saved on an electronic device); there is no limit to the number of days guests can park for free but there is a limited number of vouchers per day.

Try these alternative rides. Shuttles are available from downtown-area hotels to TPC Sawgrass, Wednesday through Sunday. Shuttles from the Jacksonville Landing and more will be available to hotel guests and for residents to “park and ride.” Fans can access the shuttles by purchasing a shuttle pass at the hotel (Omni Jacksonville, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Lexington Hotel and DoubleTree Riverfront) front desks for $10.

GEAR UP>>WHAT’S NEW AT THE PLAYERS You never get a second chance to make a first impression, so with that in mind, THE PLAYERS has upgraded the main entryway experience for fans as they arrive through the Nicklaus Gate from general parking.

experience. Come show off your golf skills at the SpongeBob SquarePants mini-golf challenge and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Puttskee, meet SpongeBob and more!

THE SHOP at Nicklaus Gate

Autographs are not allowed on course during practice days and tournament competition days. Designated “Autograph Zones” allow fans the opportunity to meet their favorite players and get their signature.

Gear up for THE PLAYERS, featuring 2017-specific items that won’t last long once the crowds arrive. The 17,200-square foot tent located near the Nicklaus Gate entrance is an event shopping experience that features 16 of the top brands in golf. The McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation Kid Zone NEW in 2017, The McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation Kid Zone will have an enclosed air-conditioned area featuring the Nickelodeon Photo credit PGA TOUR

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Autograph Zones

There are two autograph zones located on the course: • Main player practice grounds/driving range • Scoring area behind 18 green Stadium Village and PwC’s First Tee Challenge Located behind 18 green, the Stadium Village is an air-conditioned public fan zone that features a centrally located bar, open table seating, luxury restrooms and the PwC’s First Tee Challenge – a replica of the famed 17th

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hole where fans can take two free shots at the Island Green or purchase an additional chance for a $5 donation to The First Tee of North Florida. Fans can make a $20 donation (or more) for a “First Tee Fast Pass” to bypass the queue, take five shots and receive a free sleeve of golf balls. All proceeds will benefit The First Tee of North Florida. The Grove Located in the area behind 17 tee and 16 green, The Grove is an outdoor, shaded area open to the public. The area includes pavers, table seating and a large video board showcasing the Golf Channel and NBC broadcast. The area is also in close proximity to the large permanent restrooms located behind 16 green and 17 tee. Other permanent restrooms are located at The Patio (near No. 10 tee/ No. 16 tee) and Wine & Dine on 9 (near No. 5 green/No. 9 fairway). As in prior years, there will be additional temporary restrooms throughout the tournament as well.


INSIDE THE PLAYERS

WHAT’S UP NEXT

COMMUNITY & CHARITY EVENTS AT THE PLAYERS

The Best Views in Golf Just Got Better!

When THE PLAYERS Stadium Course debuted in 1982, it was unique in the world of golf, having been built with the spectator in mind. In many ways, it was way before its time, and improvements since the course’s opening have maintained and improved the excellent fan experience.

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Imminently walkable, it welcomes fans and provides them the ability to watch any golfer hit any shot on any hole at any time and culminates with the Gauntlet – the most dramatic set of finishing holes in all of golf. At THE PLAYERS Championship, fans not only get to walk beside champions, they get to feel like one. Each year THE PLAYERS strives to improve preexisting aspects of the tournament. 2017 tournament improvements include:

• Expanded greens for new hole locations on holes 1, 4, 9, 11 and 13.

• The Blue Room VIP Lounge presented by Michelob ULTRA will now be located behind No. 17, adjacent to the Welcome Experience and open Thursday – Sunday.

• New fan bleacher on No. 12.

• Leveled many resort tees.

• The Davis Love III gate is now located off the entrance of Club Service Drive and will act as the VIP entrance gate.

Military Appreciation Day May 9 Graeme McDowell will cap off the Military Appreciation Day program, which will include pageantry by military personnel, a flyover by the 125th Fighter Wing of the Florida Air National Guard, a National Anthem performance by a US Navy vet and a special concert by singer/ songwriter Sam Hunt.

• Rebuilt all greens and resurfaced with TifEagle bermudagrass from Mini Verde. • Redesigned No. 12 into a risk/reward drivable par 4.

• Repositioned tee on No. 7 and shifted tee back on No. 15.

• Created lake between holes 6 and 7.

• Recaptured the original green size on No. 3 and No. 6.

• Rebuilt all bunkers and regressed bunker surround with Celebration bermudagrass.

• Modified green contours on No. 8. FAN CODE OF CONDUCT & POLICIES Etiquette and respect for fellow competitors is one of the first things golfers learn when playing the sport. It’s ingrained in the competition. Players often applaud their competitors on the golf course, call penalties on themselves, move out of their line of site to remain still and silent when other players are hitting, etc. As such, we hope that the fans at THE PLAYERS Championship will show their pride at hosting this event and their community by applying the same standards to how they act as spectators. Spectators will be subject to expulsion and the loss of ticket privileges for the following breaches of etiquette: • Making rude, vulgar or other inappropriate comments or gestures;

Fans can fill up their empty water bottles at the filtered water stations. This policy does not allow fans to bring in outside water bottles and/or beverages. DINING THE PLAYERS is featuring menus from some of Jacksonville’s favorite restaurants. Taste of JAX features Hawkers Asian Street Fare, Mojos Kitchen, Brucci’s Pizza and Candy Apple Cafe. Wine & Dine on 9 is hosted by Matthew Medure, one of Northeast Florida’s most renowned chefs, and features premium varietals from William Hill Estate Winery. Fans can also indulge in Bono’s BBQ, Trasca & Co Eatery, M Shack, Tropical Smoothie Café, Daily’s and Firehouse Subs in the Food Court. THE PLAYERS will feature “Trucks on 10,” an outdoor dining area where spectators can purchase food from local food truck vendors, including Cely’s Filipino Food, BUBBA Burger, Mama’s Food, Pele’s Wood Fire and Up In Smoke BBQ. Enjoy Texas-style BBQ at 4 Rivers Smokehouse located at The Patio.

• Failing to follow the instruction of a championship official, volunteer or security personnel.

Located between 11 tee, 12 green and 13 tee, TacoLu, Jacksonville’s most popular Baja Mexicana, will be serving food and beverages. This public venue includes seating and shaded areas. The Turn (No. 9 green and 18 fairway and green) and The Oasis (between 9 and 18 tee boxes) feature signature cocktails made with GREY GOOSE Vodka, the official vodka of the PGA Tour.

Fans can text THE PLAYERS from anywhere on course to notify a staff member of an on-site issue. Text 69050 to reach a staff member while at the tournament.

Enjoy the Wine Lounge, the Blue Room VIP Lounge and more. THE PLAYERS Club offers a private hospitality and hosting experience in the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse.

BAG POLICY

To help keep fans hydrated, THE PLAYERS has “Mobile Refreshment Centers.” The carts will roam the golf course in strategic (hightraffic) locations, selling water, soda and beer to fans as they follow along watching their favorite players.

• Verbal or physical harassment of players, volunteers, officials or spectators; • Distracting a player or any disruption of play; • Behavior that is unruly, disruptive, unsafe or illegal in nature;

Opaque bags measuring 6x6x6 inches and smaller or clear bags 12x6x12 inches and smaller are allowed inside the course grounds. Also, clear THE PLAYERS bags will be sold at 27 participating Daily’s convenience stores for a $5 donation to The First Tee of Northeast Florida. FOOD POLICY THE PLAYERS allows fans to bring in their own food in a 1 gallon clear, plastic bag where food items are also wrapped in clear wrap.

Governor Rick Scott Roundtable/ VIP discussions and reception May 11 For the fourth year, Florida Governor Rick Scott will attend Thursday’s opening round of THE PLAYERS with a schedule that includes a VIP roundtable discussion with business executives. PINK OUT and Mother’s Day May 14 THE PLAYERS will once again stage a “PINK OUT” on Championship Sunday in celebration of mothers and support of The DONNA Foundation’s breast cancer marathon for research and care. Chapel Service May 14 For the 33rd year, THE PLAYERS will host a Sunday morning service prior to the final round of the tournament, this year on the TPC Sawgrass Lower Clubhouse Lawn.

Fans are reminded that chilled, filtered drinking water is available in the permanent restrooms near The Patio, behind the 16th green and 17th tee, Taste of JAX and Wine & Dine on 9. So, keep that bottle and refill it as many times as you’d like as a way to stay hydrated and save money at THE PLAYERS.

Fun for Fans at Closing Ceremonies May 14 When the final putt drops on Sunday evening at THE PLAYERS, experience the tournament champion receive THE PLAYERS trophy on the Lower Clubhouse Lawn.

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BRENT MARTINEAU

GAME FACE: Local Athletes of Jacksonville Garrett Scantling

Championship Caddie Competition in memory of Bruce Edwards May 10 Players and caddies switch roles when they arrive at the 17th hole during practice, and the caddies get the opportunity to take a swing.

Atlanta Falcons

The former Episcopal School of Jacksonville athlete has been signed by the Atlanta Falcons. Scantling has not played football since high school because he was a star at Georgia in the decathlon. Scantling tried out in front of pro scouts in March and will be given a chance to earn a roster spot as a wide receiver.

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Tennessee Lady Volunteers

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MUSIC

Music Locale May 21 JACKSONVILLE BEACH SUMMER JAZZ SERIES

Seawalk Pavilion JacksonvilleBeach.org

The City of Jacksonville Beach is proud to present the 16th Annual Summer Jazz Series. This two-concert series is scheduled for Sunday evenings from 5 to 9 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Be sure to bring your blankets or lawn chairs. Entertainment includes Alex Bugnon, Limitless and Steve Cole.

May 12-13 FUNK FEST

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Get your tickets for the Jacksonville Funk Fest at Metropolitan Park. This year’s festival will star Charlie Wilson, Fantasia, Bell Biv Devoe, K. Michelle, Joe, Ying Yang Twins and so much more! The Funk Fest will be hosted by Comedian JJ with music director DJ Dr. Doom. You do not want to miss this jam-packed two-day event.

May 26

IDINA MENZEL

St. Augustine Amphitheatre StAugAmphitheatre.com

After releasing her fifth solo studio album “idina.” last fall, Tony Award-winning superstar Idina Menzel will head out on a 50+ city global tour. Called “the Streisand of her generation” by The Denver Post, she has captivated audiences at sold-out concerts around the world with her irresistible charm, wit and unparalleled vocal prowess. Throughout the tour, Idina will lead audiences through a special journey of classic pop, musical theater favorites and her own personal catalogue.

May 25-28 JACKSONVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL

Downtown Jacksonville JacksonvilleJazzFestival.com

The annual Jacksonville Jazz Fest will be back and bigger than ever during Memorial Day Weekend! The festival will feature three live entertainment stages, a free jazz clinic at the Ritz Theatre, a piano competition at the Florida Theatre and more! The newest addition is the Jazz Marketplace, which will host local artists, vendors and creators.

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CHRISTOPHER CROSS STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC:

Christopher Cross made history with his 1980 self-titled debut album, winning five Grammy Awards, including—for the first time ever—the four most prestigious awards: Record of the Year (for the single “Sailing”), Album of the Year, Song of the Year (also for “Sailing”), and Best New Artist. Now, 30+ years after his extraordinary emergence into the music business, Cross continues his recording and performing career with a new album, “Secret Ladder,” which evokes the artistry of such great singer-songwriters as Joni Mitchell and Randy Newman while addressing contemporary concerns head-on – a combination which is sure to please his loyal fan base. Indeed, the 13 tracks, mostly written with his longtime collaborator Rob Meurer, continues the exploration of adult subject matter broached in his preceding album “Doctor Faith” (2011). “My passion and commitment to music haven’t diminished a bit, and I make no apologies for exploring mature subjects,” says the San Antonio native, now living in Austin after decades in Southern California. “Of course, I’m still a romantic at heart,” adds Cross, whose classic hits – including “Ride Like the Wind,” and the Oscar-winning “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)” from the film starring Liza Minelli and Dudley Moore – remain staples on radio to this day. This romantic side is readily evident on “Secret Ladder” songs like “Simple,” in which he elicits the tuneful sense of love and serenity that marked “Sailing.” But from the album’s first song, Cross evinces a sharpened focus in addition to his magic melodic touch.

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May 3 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

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JOHN LEGEND WITH GUEST GALLANT STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC:

Acclaimed multi-platinum selling, Oscar, Golden Globe and 10x Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter John Legend will be hitting a number of major cities throughout the country. The multi-city trek will also feature Grammy-nominated singersongwriter Gallant as the opening act. The tour comes on the heels of Legend’s fifth studio album, “Darkness and Light,” which has received a plethora of critical praise. Legend also continues his successful foray into the world of film with an executive producing credit on the 14-time Oscar-nominated film “La La Land,” in which he also appears. Legend also contributed to the film’s soundtrack with the original song “Start a Fire.” To date, “La La Land” has taken home an impressive six Golden Globe Awards, two SAG Awards and a PGA Award. Ohio-born John Legend is a critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter. His work has garnered him 10 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, the BET Award for Best New Artist and the special Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame, among others. Legend’s debut album, “Get Lifted,” was released in December 2004 and spawned the artist’s first hit single, “Ordinary People,” and scored Legend multiple Grammy Awards in 2006. Legend’s fourth studio album, “Love In the Future,” features “All of Me,” Legend’s highest selling and charting song to date. Legend won his first Academy Award, first Golden Globe Award, a Grammy award, and a Critic’s Choice Award for his song “Glory,” that he wrote and performed with Common, for the film, “SELMA.”

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May 14 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

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MUSIC EVENTS Visit our iwantaBUZZ.com calendar for more local events.

It Lies Within, To Speak of Wolves, Blessing a Curse, Just Like Gentlemen, Born in June, Reach for the Sky, Axiom: May 1, Jack Rabbits, JaxLive.com Everclear with the Dog Apollo and Skyview: May 2, Mavericks at the Landing, MavericksAtTheLanding.com Christopher Cross: May 3, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com X102.9 presents Weezer with guest The Pauses: May 4, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Eric Church: May 5, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxEvents.com The Whiskey Gentry: May 5, Jack Rabbits, JaxLive.com Steve Winwood with guest Lilly Winwood: May 5, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Puttin’ on the Ritz: May 5, Ritz Theatre and Museum, RitzJacksonville.com Smooth McFlea Band: May 6, the Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com Travis Scott with guest Khalid: May 6, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Tech N9ne, Brotha Lynch Hung, Krizz Kaliko, Stevie Stone, Ces Cru, Kenyon and John Legit: May 6, Mavericks at the Landing, MavericksAtTheLanding.com X102.9 presents Bastille with guest Mondo Cozmo: May 7, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Harold Lopez-Nussa Trio: May 7, Ritz Theatre and Museum, RitzJacksonville.com Alhambra After Dark - Ambrosia Live: May 8, Alhambra Dinner Theatre, AlhambraJax.com JD Eicher with Steve Everett and Jackson Phillip: May 9, Jack Rabbits, JaxLive.com Lunching with the Ritz: A Lunchtime Chamber Concert: May 10, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Temples, Lo Moon, Gov Club: May 10, Jack Rabbits, JaxLive.com X “40th Anniversary Tour” live from the Backyard Stage: May 11, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com An Evening with Draco Rosa: May 11, Jack Rabbits, JaxLive.com

VICTOR WOOTEN TRIO • MAY 12 • PONTE VEDRA CONCERT HALL

Citizen Cope: May 11, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com BJ Barham and Jackie Stranger: May 12, Jack Rabbits, JaxLive.com Sgt. Pepper’s 50th Anniversary Celebration: May 12-13, Times-Union Center, JaxSymphony.org Julianne and Derek Hough: Move – Beyond – Live On Tour: May 12, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Victor Wooten Trio: May 12, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com Here Comes the Hero, Jenni Reid, Cardinal Slinky, Adam Cash, Puddled, Malakai and Jourdon Frost: May 13, Jack Rabbits, JaxLive.com Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra – Spring Concert: May 14, Times-Union Center, JaxSymphony.org Synaesthesia at MOCA: May 14, MOCA Jacksonville, JaxSymphony.org John Legend with guest Gallant: May 14, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Lewis Del Mar and Anna Wise: May 14, Jack Rabbits, JaxLive.com Catfish and the Bottlemen with July Talk: May 17, Mavericks at the Landing, MavericksAtTheLanding.com Run River North with Cobi: May 17, Jack Rabbits, JaxLive.com Sound Bites Open Rehearsal Luncheon Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony: May 17, Times-Union Center, JaxSymphony.org The Head and the Heart: May 17, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Unknown Hinson and Wayne the Train Hancock: May 18, Jack Rabbits, JaxLive.com

STEVE WINWOOD • MAY 5 • ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE

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The Madness of Many Tour: Animals as Leaders, Veil of Maya, Alluvial: May 19, Mavericks at the Landing, MavericksAtTheLanding.com The Dog Apollo, TGTG, Arrows in Action, Under the Alliance: May 19, Jack Rabbits, JaxLive.com Mahler’s Resurrection: May 19-20, TimesUnion Center, JaxSymphony.org Rock the 1920s Gala: May 20, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com DXtreme Dance Company presents New Noise Dance Showcase: May 20, Ritz Theatre and Museum, RitzJacksonville.com George Thorogood and the Destroyers: May 21, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Jacksonville Beach Summer Jazz Series: May 21, Seawalk Pavilion, JacksonvilleBeach.org Todd Rundgren: May 22, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Bayside, Say Anything plus Hot Rod Circuit: May 23, Mavericks at the Landing, MavericksAtTheLanding.com Spanky the Band: May 24, the Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com A Lesson in Romantics 10th Anniversary Tour: Mayday Parade plus Knuckle Puck and Milestones: May 24, Mavericks at the Landing, MavericksAtTheLanding.com RIP Junior with The Hoy Polloy and Gov Club: May 24, Jack Rabbits, JaxLive.com Asleep at the Wheel: May 25, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com JaxLive and Cantillo Entertainment presents Upchurch the Redneck and Demun Jones of Rehab: May 26, Mavericks at the Landing, MavericksAtTheLanding.com Brit Floyd – Immersion World Tour 2017: May 26, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Idina Menzel: May 26, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Patriotic Pops – Coffee Concert: May 26, Times-Union Center, JaxSymphony.org Beach House and guests: May 28, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com Sonderblue, geexella and Le Orchid: May 30, Jack Rabbits, JaxLive.com Paul Simon: June 1, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Future Islands with guest Zack Mexico: June 2, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com


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FEEL the BEAT

X102.9 presents Weezer with guest The Pauses May 4 | St. Augustine Amphitheatre

American rock band Weezer has sold 9.2 million albums in the U.S., and over 17 million records worldwide. Weezer has won Grammys, MTV Video Music Awards and more. In 2016, they released their tenth studio album, “Weezer (The White Album),” which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock/Alternative chart.

GRANDPA’S COUGH MEDICINE

IN CAHOOTS WITH PINGLEHEAD BREWERY

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What if you could put bluegrass in a bottle? The idea for a band-inspired brew was rattling around the mind of Brett Bass of Grandpa’s Cough Medicine several years ago when the band was based in Jacksonville. He approached a few local breweries with the concept, but no one bit until a chance conversation in a bar led to plans for collaboration with Steve Halford of Pinglehead Brewery. Bass explained, “We didn’t want to do any kind of European I.P.A. We wanted the recipe to be purely American, like bluegrass itself.” This honeyed hand-crafted American Ale is on tap at Brewer’s Pizza where Pinglehead is headquartered. The 8 percent APV will surely cure what ails you. The band itself has gone through some slight changes, but maintains its recipe for success as they continue regular shows up and down the East Coast. Their current line-up features founder Brett Bass on guitar, dobro, and vocals along with Mike “Banjo Boy” Coker. Both are past winners in the 2015 Rockygrass competition. Since their move to Asheville, they’ve added Caleb Hanks on mandolin and Christina Nakajim on upright bass to round out their signature power-grass outlaw sound. Fans of Grandpa’s Cough Medicine can look forward to a new album in 2017 which brings more of their beloved hard-core bluegrass style. Look for them this summer as they’ll be pickin’ n pourin’ at Mojo Kitchen in Jax Beach on June 9.

X102.9 presents Bastille with guest Mondo Cozmo May 7 | St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Grammy-nominated U.K. band Bastille is touring in support of its sophomore album, “Wild World,” which debuted in the Top 5 of the Billboard 200 and spent two weeks at No. 1 on the U.K. albums chart.

Citizen Cope May 11 | Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Creating a soulful blend of folk-R&B with laid-back reggaefied beats and the occasional hip-hop flourish, Citizen Cope’s roots are complex and dug deep into the rich soil of American music. In the past nine years, he has produced four albums of depth and distinction.

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NIGHTLIFE

Nightlife Picks

May 8

ALHAMBRA AFTER DARK - AMBROSIA LIVE

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Alhambra Dinner Theatre AlhambraJax.com

Ambrosia is an American Rock band formed in Los Angeles, CA in 1970, and has garnered 5 Grammy Nominations, 5 Hit Singles on Warner Bros. Records, heavy airplay and has been featured live and on soundtracks for TV shows. Today, the band is more alive and compelling than ever.

PILOT BATCH WEDNESDAY

Aardwolf Brewing Company AardwolfBrewing.com

Every Wednesday of the month, the crew at Aardwolf releases a new pilot batch beer. Be the first to try it! This microbrewery in the heart of San Marco adjacent to the railroad tracks is the perfect place to grab a quick drink after work. Sit back and enjoy a cold beer while taking in the ambience of the beautifully renovated 1920’s ice house.

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Intuition Ale Works IntuitionAleWorks.com

Florida Theatre FloridaTheatre.com

Every Wednesday try something “Brewnique” at Intuition Ale Works, located at 929 E Bay St. One Off is every Wednesday where a new, limited release beer is tapped and available for one day only in the Intuition Ale Works tap room. Stop by with your friends after work!

Celebrate the Florida Theatre’s 90th Anniversary at the fifth annual gala benefiting Jacksonville’s centerpiece for cultural entertainment. Dress in style for this glamorous evening including handcrafted cocktails, plated dinner and a live auction. Guests will end the evening dancing on the Theatre stage while enjoying live music and sumptuous desserts.

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SURFER THE BAR

10531 Brightman Blvd. • Topgolf.com

200 North 1st St. • SurferTheBar.com

The premier entertainment and event venue in Jacksonville with fun point-scoring golf games for all skill levels, upscale bar food and drinks, music and more!

Born from a legend – SURFER Magazine. Each Surfer the Bar is unique to its locale with the perfect drink and bite to soak it all in. enjoy film screenings, live music and more.

HOPTINGER 5 POINTS 1037 Park St. • Hoptinger.com

Modern “Baverican” bier garden with 62 taps and a full liquor bar. Hoptinger Five Points serves the best of the wurst sausage dogs, burgers & hand-helds. Prost! AMELIA TAVERN RESTAURANT & BREWPUB

SHORES LIQUORS AND BAR OF AVONDALE 3644 St. Johns Ave. • Facebook.com/ShoresAvondale

The Shores Liquors and Bar is the neighborhood liquor store and bar! They are proud to serve the historical Avondale area with a large selection in the store and during happy hour.

RAIN DOGS

THE BLIND RABBIT

1045 Park St. • Facebook.com/RainDogs

311 N 3rd St. Ste 107 • TheBlindRabbitWhiskeyBar.com

Rain Dogs is a chill late-night bar and lounge showcasing craft beers, grub, live bands, local art and amateur comedy. Enjoy a place where ideas are born and friends are made.

The Blind Rabbit - Burger and Whiskey Bar is a full-service restaurant that does handcrafted burgers and whiskey cocktails. Enjoy locally sourced ingredients, quality, craft cocktails, craft beer, artisan burgers!

MILLERS ALE HOUSE

BLACKFINN AMERIPUB

9711 Deer Lake Court • MillersAleHouse.com

4840 Big Island Drive #5 • BlackfinnAmeriPub.com

Miller’s Ale House is a local restaurant and sports bar where you can eat, drink, watch sports, and enjoy the company of others without breaking the bank.

Enjoy a whole new generation of the classic American pub at Blackfinn. There are 100+ menu items, great beer and cocktail selection. It’s the place to eat, drink and be lively!

318 Centre St. • TheAmeliaTavern.com

Enjoy small plates and simple dishes, based on coastal GA and FL recipes, using locally sourced ingredients in a stylish modern bistro environment. PROHIBITION KITCHEN 117 St. George St. • ProhibitionKitchenStAugustine.com

Get ready for a place where cocktails and beer are appreciated and enjoyed in style. Prohibition Kitchen serves delicious and unique Gastropub dishes, with great live music daily! SALT LIFE FOOD SHACK

THE GARAGE RIVERSIDE 2692 Post St. • GarageJax.com

The Garage Riverside is a neighborhood institution dishing out pub grub, including grilled cheeses, in casual environs. Enjoy their large variety of craft beers.

THE BEARDED PIG Salt Life Food Shack of Jacksonville Beach is just the first of many 1224 Kings Ave. • TheBeardedPigBBQ.com The Bearded Pig is a Southern BBQ Joint and Beer Garden located destinations to provide the perfect locale for beachgoers to enjoy on the Southbank of the St. Johns River in San Marco offering great dishes, cool drinks and the opportunity to catch up with traditional BBQ and tap brews. family and friends. Upload your event to iwantaBUZZ.com’s Online calendar. 34 may 2017 312 A1A Beach Blvd. • SaltLifeFoodShack.com

STOGIES CIGAR EMPORIUM 36 Charlotte St. • StogiesCigarBar.com

Enjoy your favorite cigars and music at Stogies Cigar Emporium in St. Augustine. No matter what your favorite brew is, they have something that will make you happy!


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Are you looking to create a delicious meal in the kitchen with beer? This vision of New Belgium Brewing Snapshot Wheat Beer Lobster Ravioli with a New Belgium Brewing Snapshot Wheat Beer Browned Butter Cream Sauce will create a love affair with your taste buds that will last a lifetime. New Belgium Brewing Snapshot Wheat Beer has hints of coriander and grains of paradise that go fantastic with the luxurious lobster without overpowering the delicate flavor.

NEW BELGIUM BREWING SNAPSHOT WHEAT BEER LOBSTER RAVIOLI Lobster Ravioli 24 oz. lobster tail meat, divided 3 bottles 20 oz. lobster tail meat 32 oz. seafood stock 32 oz. chicken stock 4 tbsp. butter 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp. finely chopped shallots 2 tsp. chopped fresh chives 1 tsp. chopped fresh parsley 2 oz. brandy 3 tbsp. New Belgium Brewing Snapshot Wheat Beer 7 oz. ricotta cheese Salt and pepper 4 tbsp. butter Your favorite fresh pasta recipe or wonton wrappers to form ravioli

In large stock pot, bring the 3 bottles of New Belgium Brewing Snapshot Wheat Beer and stocks to a boil. Add lobster tails. Allow to poach for about 10 minutes, until just cooked. Remove from stock (save stock); cool. Remove meat from tail, chop lobster into small pieces. Place butter in large skillet. Add garlic & shallots; cook until soft. Add 20 oz. of lobster, chives and parsley and sauté for 2 minutes. Add brandy and 3 tbsp. New Belgium Brewing Snapshot Wheat Beer; reduce for several minutes. Remove from heat. Cool to room temperature. Combine with ricotta, salt & pepper to taste. Place ½ tsp. on each ravioli, fold and seal with egg wash. Boil reserved stock to poach the ravioli for 8 to 10 minutes. Allow to drain. Heat remaining butter in skillet and sauté ravioli until lightly browned.

New Belgium Brewing Snapshot Wheat Beer Browned Butter Cream Sauce 4 tbsp. butter 2 tbsp. finely chopped shallots 4 oz. of reserved lobster 4 tbsp. New Belgium Brewing Snapshot Wheat Beer 3 oz. tomato sauce 10 oz. heavy cream Melt butter in skillet. Add shallots. Sauté until soft. Add lobster. Sauté 2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients; reduce over med low heat for several minutes, until thickened. Serve with ravioli. Upload your event to iwantaBUZZ.com’s Online calendar.

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CATCHIN' A BUZZ CARY PAIGE Interview by Monica Stouder

Aqua Grill

MIXOLOGY

What is unique about your bar area? We have a casual, beautiful brick ‘Cheers’ atmosphere that is open and spacious!

What compliments do you hear most often from your customers? Customers usually compliment us about feeling exceptionally welcome at Aqua Grill!

INGREDIENTS 1 oz Glenmorangie Scotch

When is Happy Hour? 4 to 7 p.m. Mon – Fri to include both food and drinks.

What do you want more people to know about your business? We want our customers to know that we have been here for almost three decades and we are constantly evolving. So, if you haven’t been to Aqua Grill in a while come back and join us for a drink and some dinner!

Scottish Pear

1 oz Hendrick’s Gin 1.5 oz Pear Nectar .5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice .5 oz Agave Nectar Combine all ingredients over ice and shake. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with lemon twist. Enjoy!

Aqua Grill

395 Front St, Ponte Vedra Beach (904) 285-3017 • AquaGrill.net

What kind of weekly drink specials do you offer? We offer specialty drinks based on seasonal ingredients. Tell us about your best-selling drink. Tennesee Joe is our best-selling drink. It has house-aged Goodnight Whiskey with Carpano Antica Vermouth and Fee Brothers black walnut bitters. Do you serve any local liquors or brews? Yes, of course! We serve beer from Green Room, Founders, Aardwolf, Intuition’s 1-10 IPA and Bold City Brewery’s Duke’s Brown Ale. Do you all have music or any kind of events? Yes. We have music on the weekends.

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS Kinky Boots: May 2-7, Times-Union Center, FSCJArtistSeries.org Everclear with the Dog Apollo and Skyview: May 2, Mavericks at the Landing, MavericksAtTheLanding.com One Off Wednesday: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Intuition Ale Works, IntuitionAleWorks.com Pilot Batch Wednesday: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Aardwolf Brewing Company, AardwolfBrewing.com Karaoke and Poker: May 3, Hourglass Pub, TheElbowJax.com Ladies Night: May 3, Myth Nightclub, TheElbowJax.com X102.9 presents Weezer with guest The Pauses: May 4, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Friday Night Groove: May 5, Downtown Cigar Lounge, DowntownCigarLounge.com The Whiskey Gentry: May 5, Jack Rabbits Live, JaxLive.com Eric Church: May 5, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxEvents.com Steve Winwood with guest Lilly Winwood: May 5, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Ponte Vedra Food, Wine, & Spirits Festival: May 6-7, Ponte Vedra Cultural Center, PonteVedraFoodWineAndSpiritsFestival.com Smooth McFlea Band: May 6, the Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com Travis Scott with guest Khalid: May 6, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com 38

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When customers are having a really good time at your business what are they doing? Our customers are enjoying their company and meeting new people. What is your funniest customer story? When Michael Jordan was here at AQ 27 years ago and one of the customers asked him how he liked working here – he said he loved it! What was the last big change you made to your drink menu? We are using infused liquors!

Visit our iwantaBUZZ.com calendar for more local events.

Happy Hour: May 6, Element Bistro, TheElbowJax.com Tech N9ne, Brotha Lynch Hung, Krizz Kaliko, Stevie Stone, Ces Cru, Kenyon and John Legit: May 6, Mavericks at the Landing, MavericksAtTheLanding.com Putt ‘N Crawl: May 6, Jacksonville Beach, PuttNCrawl.com Mad Cowford Improv: May 6, Hourglass Pub, TheElbowJax.com X102.9 presents Bastille with guest Mondo Cozmo: May 7, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Great Unwind: May 7, Dos Gatos, TheElbowJax.com Chip Away Hunger Golf Tournament: May 7, Windsor Parke Golf Club, HungerFight.org The Weekender: May 7, Element Bistro, TheElbowJax.com Alhambra After Dark - Ambrosia Live: May 8, Alhambra Dinner Theatre, AlhambraJax.com The Players Championship: May 9-14, TPC Sawgrass, PGATour.com JD Eicher with Steve Everett and Jackson Phillip: May 9, Jack Rabbits, JaxLive.com Double Down Black Jack: May 10, Dos Gatos, TheElbowJax.com X “40th Anniversary Tour” live from the Backyard Stage: May 11, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Adamec Bike Night: May 11, The Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com

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An Evening with Draco Rosa: May 11, Jack Rabbits, JaxLive.com Funk Fest: May 12-13, Metropolitan Park, Jacksonville.FunkFestTour.com Victor Wooten Trio: May 12, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com John Legend with guest Gallant: May 14, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Taco Tuesday: May 15, Burrito Gallery, TheElbowJax.com Catfish and the Bottlemen with July Talk: May 17, Mavericks at the Landing, MavericksAtTheLanding.com Rayo de Mayo: May 18, Engine 15 Brewing Downtown Taproom & Biergarten, Engine15.com Jaxsons Night Market: May 18, Hemming Park, Facebook.com/JaxsonsNightMarket Mad Cowfor Improv: May 19, Hourglass Pub, TheElbowJax.com Rock the 1920s Gala: May 20, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Spanky the Band: May 24, the Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com Jacksonville Jazz Festival: May 25-28, Downtown Jacksonville, JacksonvilleJazzFestival.com BRIT FLOYD Immersion World Tour 2017: May 26, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Idina Menzel: May 26, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Paul Simon: June 1, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com


BEER BUZZED

By Linda Johnson

Two New Breweries Opening

MAY HOROSCOPE

by Kyle, Astrologer Extraordinaire

ARIES (March 21- April 19)

Looks like someone at the office has been checking you out lately. Play it safe and you’re just another bore who’s chicken. Ask them out to see where things lead and in a month or so, you could be just another mistake who has a one-night stand. It would just be easier if no one at your office looked at you.

TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)

There’s been friction with the mate the past few months. Hard to have a good time with all that frustration. Well it’s your birthday month, so hopefully your mate doesn’t ruin it. If they do, throw them out with their crappy gift.

GEMINI (May 21 – June 21)

Atlantic Beach Brewing

AtlanticBeachBrewingCompany.com Atlantic Beach Brewing Company is located at 725 Atlantic Blvd. and will open May 6. With its slogan of “Aggressively Pursuing Craft,” and like the shark in its logo, Atlantic Beach Brewing Company is steadily and methodically making its way towards hitting the shores of the Jacksonville beer scene. Husband and wife Spencer and Linda Horn, along with brother Chuck Horn, are the partners currently transforming a former furniture store in the corner unit of a strip mall into an impressive 7000sf brewery and tap room — or, tap rooms (yes, plural), as it turns out. Patrons looking for an array of beer styles will find it, and all styles and colors will be featured: lighter ales, IPAs, session IPAs, Belgian, saison, barrel-aged, browns, porters and stouts. Atlantic Beach Brewing Company will open with 8-10 house beers on tap, and additional house beers will gradually be added. Guests are welcome to bring in their own food, and there are several restaurants and take-out options nearby. The venue will be dog- and family-friendly.

Drama, drama…drama. Not looking good for you this month. Stupid stuff is going to get blown out of proportion. Times like this means you have no chance in hell for any love in your life. Not only do you have to deal with that, but you’ll be dealing with it by yourself.

CANCER (June 22 – July 22)

Just because your life and career are going well, doesn’t mean your love life is. Actually it stinks, and it ain’t getting better anytime soon. So, I would put your efforts into your hobbies, social life, etc. No reason to save money for a date because there isn’t one on the horizon.

LEO (July 23 – August 22)

When it comes to relationships this month the world is your personal buffet. If you like what you have, go back for seconds. If it isn’t your taste, leave it under the heat lamp for someone else to grab and move onto someone else. You are bound to find something tasty.

VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)

You are going to have to go outside your safety zone this month to find love. People and places you wouldn’t normally entertain are going to be your goldmine. So, grab your pick ax and go find a nugget.

LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)

It’s time to make a change. Maybe some new clothes, new hairstyle, etc. Nothing overly drastic, but a change is needed if you are going to start turning some heads. Still be you, but different. The old you wasn’t working.

SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)

The online profile hasn’t been working for ya, huh? Maybe the picture of your family dog is throwing people off. People don’t care about that crap. This is your window to other desperate people. Get something good or fake up there or just keep having no page views.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)

Know that person who always flirts with you at the office or the bar? Forget them. They are doing it with everyone else, because they need attention and you keep giving it to them. Go find someone who is awkwardly shy around you. Don’t have to worry about competing with others for him/her.

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)

Hyperion Brewing Company HyperionBrewing.com

New Jacksonville brewery Hyperion Brewing Company has announced its Grand Opening date as May 19. Hyperion Brewing is located at 1740 N. Main St. in the Springfield district of Jacksonville, just north of downtown. The principals are owner Alexandra McKeown and Brewmaster Troy Orton. In December, following approval by the Land Use Zoning approval, the brewery immediately began moving forward with renovation and construction in the space occupied by a former pawn shop. Hyperion Brewing will be the first nano-brewery to open in Jacksonville, brewing on a one-barrel brewhouse system. Its tap room will feature 15 taps. In a unique aspect, the brewery intends to offer constantly rotating house made beers without designated “core” beers. “We’ll be brewing at a break-neck pace to have as many of our beers ready for the grand opening as possible,” says Head Brewer Troy.

Instead of telling people to always, “friend me on Facebook,” because you think you have a cool page, why don’t you just try talking to them while they are standing in front of you? I know you look really cool in the pictures on your profile, but no one wants to date an electronic picture of you.

AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)

Romance returns! (Finally). Can’t remember the last time you wanted to go out all dressed up because you felt ugly? Well this month you will see a different you in the mirror. Throw on that outfit and take to the social scene and see what you can strum up.

PISCES (February 19 – March 20)

Pisces (February 19 – March 20) Looks like you are heading into a wishy-washy relationship this month. It won’t be any fun. It will be absolute blah. But you are going to do nothing about it, because you’re a Pisces. Hopefully the other person will end it to save you both.

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