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Suds & Cocktails By: Paige Turner


nheuserB u s c h recently unveiled a new brew that will definitely help you relax this summer season. The company originated in St. Louis and now has 12 breweries located throughout the country. They’ve also been a leading aluminum recycler for more than 30 years so you can enjoy your suds with a little less guilt on your shoulders. Their Shock Top Lemon Shandy provides just another reason to sit back, relax and enjoy the sounds of the summer. This latest seasonal beer is a new addition to the Shock Top Family, joining the traditional Belgian White and the fruity Raspberry Wheat. The Lemon Shandy has a natural lemon-

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ade flavor that smoothly mixes with the wheat ale and is also complimented by light spices. Available nationwide in both six and twelve packs of bottles and twelve packs of cans (as well as on draught) there are clearly many ways to enjoy this tasty adult beverage. The idea for the Lemon Shandy came from the popularity of fruit-flavored beer mixers such as shandys and radlers that are popular in European countries like Britain and Germany. They may have come up with the idea but Shock Top helped perfect this blend of citrus and lemon by staying true to their wheat essence and crafting it all together to form a new taste to be enjoyed in the summertime. This drink might taste like lemonade but it’s not for children as its 4.2% ABV will have you feeling good before you have time to order a second. In 2011, Shock Top rolled out its first extension with the Raspberry Wheat and then its first seasonal beer with the Pumpkin Wheat. The Wheat IPA is offered year round and the Shandy marks the first seasonal rollout for the Shock Top Family in 2012. There will likely be new additions in the future, you better hurry if you want to try this particular brew out since it’s only available through the end of July. If we’re lucky summer might linger but this Shandy sure won’t.

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Bleachers - Mishawaka

oyster bar - south bend

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Frank’s Place - South Bend

Smith’s - mishawaka

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Midwest Martial Arts Academy & Todd Brown


By: Lisa Trimboli

he Midwest Martial Arts academy located in Osceola, Indiana, was opened by Mike Brown and his son Todd. Mike promotes for the Michiana Fight League and Todd is a UFC veteran and certified Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt. The academy boasts classes for men, women and children of all ages starting at the tender age of 5. There are individual classes for children 5-9 years of age, 10-15 years of age and 16 and over. While Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the primary mainstay, the overall focus of the classes is on Mixed Martial Arts, a combination of all disciplines to be used in a single fight. Mixed Martial Arts is “the fastest-growing sport in the world,” says Brown. Muay Thai is also a mainstay, a 2nd to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Mike Brown calls Mixed Martial Arts “an art unto itself” and likens it to UFC cage fighting.

Ten years ago the Michiana Fight League came to fruition and has been promoting fights all over town. Mike Brown not only promotes for the MFL but is always on the lookout scouting for upand-coming fighters. Over the years the fights have grown from 300 people in attendance to 1700+ people. The fights create an environment for young/amateur fighters to test their skills and see where they fall on the scale of greatness. There are four fights in the amateur/novice level which continues on to amateur fighting for five or six fights, with the best fighters advancing to the profighter level. On the roster this year are five events, four of which the Century Center in downtown South Bend are housing and one outside event at Coveleski stadium on August 18th, which is expected to draw three-to-four-thousand people. The next event, the MFL 24, is April 7th at the Century Center, with doors opening at 4:00pm and fights starting at 6:00pm. Tickets are $25 each general admission, $55 VIP seating and $330 for a VIP table for six. Twenty fights are in the books at the April 7th event, which welcomes all ages and is “very careful, very family-friendly,” says Mike Brown.

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lovely Tilted Kilt ladies will be in attendance as designated ring girls as well as the MFL girls.

Can’t get enough of the MFL? Be sure to keep an eye out for tickets for their next event, June 2nd at the Century Center. Following the August 18th fights at the Cove will be the last fight of the year at the Century Center December 8th.

The Midwest Martial Arts Academy is located at 200 Lincolnway East in Osceola, Indiana. For more information on Midwest Martial Arts, call 574-968-4181. Mike’s promoter number is 574-210-4294. You can order tickets online at Tickets are available for pick-up at Midwest Martial Arts, Hoosier Harley Davidson in Elkhart as well as the Tilted Kilt. For more information on Midwest Martial Arts, including information about classes, upcoming events, instructors, photos and more, visit them at

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Center Street Pub - Mishawaka

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Don’t be all workout and no play. Reward yourself with a cold Miller64. It’s the perfect way to celebrate a personal best, a little extra effort or simply breaking the occasional sweat.

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weather is, those who suffer from seasonal allergies wish it would have held off for a just bit longer because it’s impossible to look sexy with snot flying from your face. If nothing else this season has been teaching us to take things in stride and as any real woman knows, we are very good at doing that in all aspects of our lives, not just those affected by The Weather Channel.

Point of View with

Paige Turner

It’s a wonderful thing when the flowers start flowering and the buds start blooming earlier than expected because anything that brings us out of our winter hibernation before July is always appreciated. In fact, there are lots of things that are welcome if they arrive earlier than their scheduled time – for instance paychecks, vacation days, happy hour, birthday presents, massages, bail and an all-clear from the local STD clinic jump to mind. Because after all, who doesn’t love a little instant gratification on something you were expecting to receive much later? This is America and we are proudly a country built on fast food, advanced payday loans and expiated background checks for gun permits. We know what we want and we want it now.

Premature Springulation Unless you’ve been living under a rock or in a cave, chances are you’ve realized that this spring is one for the record books. In fact, if you’ve been under a rock or in a cave you probably know this better than the rest of us because that means you’ve probably been sweating your balls off for weeks. Surprises aren’t necessarily a bad thing and Mother Nature has been giving us an unexpected gift that keeps on giving, but sometimes the unexpected is also the unwanted. For as nice as this ridiculously warm

If nothing else this season has been teaching us to take things in stride and as any real woman knows, we are very good at doing that in all aspects of our lives, not just those affected by The Weather Channel. pg 14

Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule. Something like your in-laws showing up a few days early is an example of an unwanted surprise. The same goes for the advanced and unexpected arrival of your period, which is just as annoying and almost as painful as dealing with those in-laws. Double this if your period prematurely starts at the worst possible time, say before a big beach outing or the one day of your life when you wear a huge white dress in front of hundreds of people. Important tests, tight deadlines and big projects that come from out of nowhere can all also be considered surprises that suck. And last but not least, one of the biggest unwanted early arrivals is that of the early orgasm – just ask any horny teenage boy. Men seem to think that their premature ejaculation is the end of any relationship but as any woman can tell you, as long as we get ours we don’t care how early you get yours. Just try not to bust in your pants because doing laundry is a bitch. It’s not really possible to expect the unexpected but hoping for the good kind of surprise every now and then never hurt a thing. Life can get dull and boring when things become too routine and when something happens to shake things up, it’s a nice change of pace. Though hopefully your future surprises are of the best kind and you’re kept far away from in-laws, STD’s and your boyfriend’s dirty laundry. Paige Turner works in an office by day and writes columns and articles by night. She has two degrees, a sports trophy and a nine inch scar on her leg. If you’d like to get Paige’s Point of View on a particular subject, email her at: PTurner@MichianaEntertainer.Com

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BLUE CHIP BREWFEST Calling all craft beer enthusiasts...there is an event coming to town next month you don’t want to miss. If you love microbrews, you’ll love what the Blue Chip Casino is offering up at the 2nd Annual Blue Chip Brewfest. The event, scheduled for April 14th, will feature more than 120 different types of beers from the Midwest and all over the country. “We will have beer from local brewers like Four Horseman Brewing Company in South Bend and Figure Eight Brewing from Valparaiso,” said ‘D’ Alexander Scott, Community Relations Coordinator for the Blue Chip Casino. “It’s going to be a big event.” The Blue Chip Brewfest will take place in the Stardust Event Center, a 20,000 square foot facility that will easily accommodate the crowd this event is expected to bring. Blue Chip Brewfeststarts at 12pm for VIPs and 1pm for general admission. “With a VIP admission, you get limitededition beers from various breweries from 12pm to 1pm,” said Scott. “Representatives from the breweries can also tell you which beers pair up well with certain foods.

a general admission ticket for $35. That’ll get you in the door at 1pm and then you’ll enjoy four hours of tasting. Plus, with the general admission ticket you still get a pint glass…SCORE!! But wait, got a friend who doesn’t want to taste or is willing to drive you home? No problem. There’s a special ticket for that person too. “We do have the designated driver admission that is only $15,” said Scott. “And designated drivers get all the free soda they can drink --plus a free T- shirt!” Food will be available at an additional cost and the restaurants at Blue Chip will be open as well. New to the event this year is a silent auction. Last year the event featured drawings but Blue Chip decided to do a silent auction this year. “We will be having a silent auction, with the proceeds to benefit the United Way of La Porte County,” said Scott. With the expected crowds, you might want to get your tickets nowat the Blue Chip Casino Gift Shop or at Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event. Want to know more? Go to www. and click on “what’s new” and then on “events”. From there, just scroll down to the Brewfest and you’ll find a complete list of all the breweries that will be on hand for this big event.

VIP tickets will cost you $55 each, but you will also get a free pint glass, a bottle opener, a t-shirt and a lanyard -- and let’s not forget about all the beer you get to taste for five hours. But if VIP status is not what you’re looking for, you can always score



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Cocktail: Fruit Salad

Cocktail: Sake Beach

Mixologist: Tassia

Mixologist: Jessica

Bar: Oyster Bar

Bar: The Galley

Ingredients: Whipped Absolute Vodka, Pear juice, orange juice, pineapple juice and grenadine

Ingredients: Sake, Orang Juice, Cranberry and cherry juice

Comments: “Hell of a lot better then a tossed salad.”

Cocktail: Slop Tart Mixologist: Drew Bar: Club Fever Ingredients: Three Olives, Stoli Vanilla, Bailey’s, Blue Curaco Comment: ”Get Sloppy Big!!”

Cocktail: Raspberry Long Island Mixologist: Lisa

Cocktail: Captain Jack Mixologist: Kristen Bar: Smith’s Ingredients: Jack Daniels, Captain Morgan, splash of sprite and coke, fresh lime. Comment: “Just shut up and drink it.”

Cocktail : Dragon Slayer Mixologist: Susie Bar: Pines Lounge

Bar: Barney’s Ingredients: Vodka, Strawberry Rum, Gin, Triple sec, other various liquors, sweet and sour, sprite Comment: Watch your back, cause it might end up on the floor.

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Comment: “ Can’t fix stupid.”

Ingredients: Malibu, Ron Diaz, Peachtree, Capt Morgan, Bacardi, Grenadine, Sweet/Sour, OJ Comment: “Skyrim is for the Nords”

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By: Ralph Heibutzki

ot many bands get to recreate the chemistry that made them special in the first place. But that's exactly what happened to Divided We Fall – which regrouped last fall with a new lineup of Jared Cook (guitar), Chad Ellsworth (vocals), Brad MacDonald (drums), Steve Schrimsher (guitar), and Josh Toro (bass). “We ran solid for a year, and then disbanded,” said Toro. “Everybody kind of went their separate ways. Me, Steve and Chad talked, and wanted to spark it back up – and after we did that, we let some guitarists go, and then found Brad.” Cook and MacDonald came fresh from Obsidia, another notable South Bend hard rock band that had recently broken up. Once regrouped, it didn't take long for Divided We Fall to realize that it still had something special to offer, Toro feels. “We actually had songs where the lead singer would bust out an acoustic guitar, and it'd be really light, and really emotional – but then, we also have the heavier stuff,” said Toro. “That was the biggest thing, for all of us – every song doesn't sound the same.” Some major reshuffling took place along the way. Toro switched from drums, to bass, while Schrimsher went from bass to guitar. As Toro recalls, he played bass and drums for another local band, Driven, so the change didn't feel odd at all. “I'll never touch a guitar – it's always (about) rhythm. Chad wanted me to stay on drums, but Brad is a phenomenal drummer. For me, it wasn't about what instrument I was playing, it was more, who I was playing with,” he said. The response seems to be paying off so far. “At our last show, we played with a really, really heavy Pantera-sounding [band] with blast beat drums – we've also played with your basic indie rock-type of bands,” said Toro. “We can meet a ton of more musicians that way, instead of being 'genred' into one category.” pg 22

By Ralph Heibutzki

The band's next major local show happens at 6 p.m. Friday, April 15, at Cheers Pub, 103 S. Dixie Way, South Bend, IN. Advance tickets are $7, and $8 at the door. This won't be any run-of-the-mill night, however, as Divided We Fall will open for a highly-regarded national act, Eye Empire. For more information, call (574) 387-4642. The Cheers show will mark the last chance to catch Divided We Fall for awhile, because the band wants to focus on recording in April – with the idea of doing an EP that can accompany a presskit, according to Toro. The hiatus continues into May – when Schrimsher gets married – and July, when Toro will be welcoming a new baby to his household. “We'll probably kick it back up in gear in August, doing a lot more out of town shows than we do here, trying to push the name,” he said. To make that push pay off, Toro expects the band to approach booking agents and promotion companies that work with larger venues. “I have ways of getting in places,” said Toro, laughing. “At the same time, a lot of venues only use certain booking agents to bring in bands – so we'll get involved with that (process), just to get in the more renowned venues from out of town, and out of state,” he said. Toro believes this kind of approach will enable Divided We Fall's new lineup to build steadily towards success – which is one reason why the band has only played three shows since it regrouped last fall. “We definitely pick and choose our shows,” said Toro. “ At Cheers, for instance, we won't play there more than six or eight weeks at a time. That way, we can bring in a good crowd, and everybody has a good time, including the bar. We're not over-saturating the area. It's all common sense business. That's exactly what a band is – it's a business, it's a job. That's how we look at it. If you do it right, you've got to be smart about it, too.

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CJ the DJ

Michiana Mix

into the game By Ralph Heibutzki


here's nothing like a happy accident to kick-start a performing career – just ask Corey "CJ" Hardiman, 26, of Mishawaka, IN, who's been doing business as CJ The DJ for five years now. “When I turned 21, I went out singing karaoke all the time, and one of the companies offered me a job,” recalled CJ. “After I started that, I just fell in love with hosting karaoke, and DJ'ing, absolutely fell in love with it. It wasn't my plan at all. It's probably one of the only jobs where I get excited before I go to work.” As entertainment experiences go, karaoke – which first developed in Japan – is one of the more unique ones around. Participants get to sing their favorite songs over an instrumental backing track, which is then played over the PA system. “It's such a great way to express yourself. What I always say is, 'It's the only opportunity you'll have to scream in public and get away with it,'” said CJ, laughing. However, as much as CJ enjoys karaoke, he doesn't consider it his exclusive occupation. He's equally likely to be working weddings, or similar types of gigs, because he puts a premium on being as versatile as possible – aided by a collection of 205,000 songs. And that's not including the 100,000 karaoke songs that he's built up during his career, as well. “I try to play everything, because I think every DJ should play every genre – so you don't corner yourself,” he said. CJ has two main gigs right now. He can be found from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Monday and Wednesday at Cheers Pub, 103 S. Dixie Way, South Bend, IN, where he hosts a karaoke competition. His other major venue is Jay's Lounge, 3025 S. 11th St., Niles, where he DJs from 10 p.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays, and every other Saturday. On Sunday, he switches gears, and hosts a karaoke competition from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. there, as well. He also expects to join forces with DJ Marcus Outlaw, with whom he's teamed up for a lot of shows lately, to help Jay's open its new patio at the end of April. A date will be announced shortly. “They used to have an open patio – they've built a beautiful patio out in the back that's got a huge roof over it, and brickwork,” said CJ. “They're enclosing it, which means you can't smoke in the bar, but you can smoke on the patio. It looks great, so far. It 's not even done yet.” From CJ's standpoint, the difference between good and mediocre DJs boils down to thinking ahead. “What makes a good DJ is the ability to play customers' requests, without them having to ask – or, when they ask to play requests, playing it as soon as humanly possible,” said CJ. “Then the customer gets a kick out of it, and they actually feel like they're a part of it (the show).” A willingness to work hard and master the art of customer service goes a long way, too. “You can't really cut corners, you can't slack, and you have to provide the best entertainment possible at all times,” said CJ. “There's always somebody gunning for your job, too, so you've got to remember that – if you make a mistake, there's somebody right around the corner to replace you. So you've got to bring your 'A game,' always.” CJ speaks from experience, “because I've made mistake in the book – and I'm definitely willing to admit that,” he said, laughing. “I've got a lot better reputation, I'm a lot more talented, and I don't make the silly mistakes that I used to, when I started. You're always trying to keep that professional aspect, even when you're talking on the mic. You can't get wasted, and make mistakes all night, and expect it to work.” To hire CJ, call (574) 300-4831, email, or visit his main Facebook page (Corey CJ CjtheDj, which is accessible at facebook. com/CjDaDj.) April 2012

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Puzzles pilgrims

13. Drugged 21. Appointed 25. God of love 26. Shopping center 27. Wings 28. Russian parliament 29. Decorative needlework

34. Determine

How to play: The numbers 1 through 9 will appear once only in each row, column, and 3x3 zone. There are 9 such zones in each sudoku grid. There is only one correct solution to each sudoku. Good luck!

accident affirm assign banquet boredom brazen cartoon celebrity crazed crib dancer dial

diminish doorbell educator effective elicit fare farmer fishery formula gantry gelatin gems

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global haystack hinting humble joyful jungle lime listen loafer meal nice octave

royal tailor turmoil untidy vandalize vinyl wriggle

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Across 1. A framework of beams 6. Give as an example 10. Fowl 14. Passageway 15. Cards with 1 symbol 16. Margarine 17. Transparent 18. Orange pekoe 19. Fastens 20. Temporary 22. Possess 23. Notability 24. Required 26. Fabricated 30. Blemish 31. Mistake 32. Astringent 33. Therefore 35. Academy award 39. A fast Brazilian dance 41. Clear up 43. Gain knowledge 44. Found on a finger 46. A female domestic 47. Buffoon 49. Japanese apricot

50. Cocoyam 51. Moving 54. Annul 56. Matured 57. Genius 63. A style of jazz 64. Dogfish 65. Cowboy sport 66. Not under 67. Fluff 68. Notions 69. Depend 70. Border 71. American retailer

36. Attired 37. Keen 38. Start over 40. A Freudian stage 42. Leave out 45. Funny

48. Pertaining to women 51. Captain’s superior 52. Pointed arch 53. Chamfer 55. German iris 58. Among 59. Style 60. Bright thought 61. Close 62. Sleep in a convenient place

DOWN 1. Diplomacy 2. Anger 3. End ___ 4. Close violently 5. Anagram of “Fires” 6. Type of sailboat 7. One sank the Titanic 8. Blue-green 9. Ancient ascetic 10. Annoying 11. Homeric epic 12. One of the Canterbury

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BARS in the REGION Elkhart

523 Tap & Grill Barney’s B J Stars Between the Buns Big Easy Bowly's Crystal Bar Inc Cappy’s Chicago Grill and Bar Chubby Trout Crimaldi's Dino's Firehouse Lounge Half-time Sports Bar Harrison Landing Heinnies Hunters Place Lakeshore Grill The Bee’s 3 My Dad’s Place PC's Bar and Grill Pete’s Simeri's Beardsley St Tavern Stirred The Vine Whiskey Dicks

519 S Main St 2700 Hammond Ave 405 Baldwin St 2041 Cassopolis St 160 Easy Shopping Pl 109 Freight St 1000 N. Michigan 2425 Cassopolis St 2730 Cassopolis St 117 W Jackson Blvd 1500 Osolo Rd 4000 E Bristol St # 8 26084 CR-6 600 S Main St # 102 1743 W Lusher Ave 2703 S Main 51330 State Road 19 1125 W Beardsley Ave 51425 S.R. 19 1915 Borneman Ave 51426 S.R.19 1737 W Beardsley Ave 115 E Lexington Ave 214 S Main St 561 E. Jackson Blvd

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Mishawaka Bar Louie Bleachers Blue Lantern Center St. Pub Jerrys Pub Maury's Pat's Pub Midway Tavern Office Lounge Parkway Lanes Phoenix Bar & Grill Pit Stop Pone Express Press Box Riverside Tavern Roc's Sports Café Roxie's Manhattan Sky Michiana Smith’s Downtown That Place Bar & Grill The Pub

6501 Grape Rd 4609 Grape Rd 928 E. McKinley 112 N. Center St. 1211 W 6th St 901 W 4th St 810 W 4th St 1813 E 12th. St. 1504 Chestnut Street 101 Lincoln Way W 1753 E. 12th St. 1617 Milburn Blvd 1653 E 4th St 100 N. Center St. 212 W Edison Rd 424 W 7th St 100 N. Center St. 110 Lincolnway E 300 W. 6th St. 408 Cleveland St

(574) 277-9100 (574) 277-9332 (574) 255-2005 (574) 968-0244 (574) 257-1466 (574) 259-8282 (574) 255-0458 (574-259-3898 (574) 255-5424 (574) 257-8876 (574) 254-0389 (574) 254-1925 (574) 252-5753 (574) 259-1598 (574) 252-5780 (574) 259-9600 (574) 257-0759 (574) 255-2227 (574) 387-4499 (574) 273-5397

Three Thirty One Inn Trips traxside tavern Trumans Wings Etc. Wooden Shoe Yakety Yak Cafe

1123 Union St 318 So union st 100 N. Center St. 6502 Grape Rd 822 W 6th St 701 W 4th St

(574) 255-2790 (574) 259-7233 (574) 259-2282 (574) 273-0088 (574) 258-9201 (574) 255-8601

16409 Red Arrow Hwy

(269) 231-5205

600 W Water St 136 N. Whittaker St 310 E Buffalo St

(269) 469-1699 (269) 469-5800 (269) 469-9600

Union Pier, MI Mickey’s New Buffalo, MI Bentwood Tavern Casey's Bar and Grill El Ranchero Grande

April 2012

BARS in the REGION Jimmy's Bar & Grill O'Briens Roma Pizza Da Pub

18529 La Porte Rd 12578 Wilson Rd 17600 Red Arrow Hwy 19332 State Route 239

(269) 469-2100 (269) 469-3400 (269) 469-3698 (269) 469-4448

Niles, MI Corral Jays Lounge Pete's Patio Riverfront Café Wings Etc.

701 N 13th St 3025 s. 11th St. 2433 N 5th St 219 Front St 2008 S. 11th St

(269) 684-1185 (269) 684-8353 (269) 683-4565 (269) 684-2233 (269) 683-9464

Osceola Between the Buns Tapped Out Trevi's

1720 Lincolnway W 55581 Ash Rd 512 Lincolnway W

(574) 679-4474 (574) 674-6442 (574) 674-6261

South Bend Agave 53 Tequila Bar AJ's Anchor Inn Antonio's Bar Backstage Grill/Green Room Blarney Stone Between the Buns Bob's 19th Hole Bob's Pub Bootleg’ers Buffalo Wild Wings Centerfolds Chain O Lakes Cheers Pub Chuck's Tavern City Limits Lounge CJ’s Pub Clay Pub Club Fever Club Landing Corby's Irish Pub Dave's Pub & Co The Galley Dew Drop Inn Franks Place Gippers Lounge Green Star Cafe Hoosier Tap & Grill Hoosier Wings & More Jeannie’s Joe's Tavern Jovi's Restaurant & Lounge Kate O'Connors Kelly's Pub O’Rourkes Public House Lonnies 23 Inn Linebacker Lounge Madison Oyster Bar Main St. Pub McCormicks Mitch’s Corner Moondogs Morris Performing Arts Center Mulligans Murpheys Backyard Pub My Place Oaken Bucket O'Sullivans Crossing Oscars Billiard Club Peddler's Pub

119 N Michigan St 4505 Ameritech Drive, 2224 W. Wester Ave 2227 Franklin St 222 S. Michigan 113 E Wayne St 1803 South Bend Ave 26582 US Highway 20 1406 Portage Ave 1302 Ford St. 123 W Washington St 1505 Kendall St. 26230 Southport rd 103 S. Dixieway North 1201 W Sample St 1807 S Ironwood Dr 236 S Michigan St 52170 Rt 933 222 S. Michigan 1717 Lincolnway East 441 E Lasalle Ave 3013 Mishawaka Ave 921 w. McKindley Ave 822 S. Lafayette 327 Marion 515 N Dixie Way 1605 Miami St 718 W Indiana Ave 1835 Lincoln Way E 621 S Bendix Dr 1201 Dunham St 1905 Miami St 415 E. Michigan St. 1150 Mishawaka Ave 1044 Angela Blvd 1989 Prairie Ave 1631 South Bend Avenue 129 N Main St 2046 South Bend Ave 125 N. Michigan Ave 1516 N. Ironwood Dr. 4407 S Ironwood Dr 211 North Michigan Street 1705 S Bend Ave 3601 Mishawaka Ave 1509 Portage Ave 1212 S Ironwood Dr 235 S. Michigan 1902 S. Bend Ave 904 E Ireland Rd

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Pejza's Lydick Tavern

26444 Edison Rd

(574) 233-9542

Rum Village Inn

2209 Kemble Ave

(574) 288-1773

Tapped Out II Sean Ocasey's South Bank The View Vickie's Wings Etc. Wise Guys West Winds

2206 Mishawaka Ave 123 N. St. Joseph St. 1763 Lincoln Way E 515 E Jefferson Blvd 112 W Monroe St 2051 E. Ireland Rd. 3421 W Sample St 56629 Mayflower Rd

(574) 289-4888 (574) 245-7280 (574) 232-1980 (574) 288-8439 (574) 232-4090 (574) 291-0077 (574) 234-2670 (574) 233-5168

Middlebury Rulli’s Bella Luna

851 U.S. 20

(574) 825-7222

Westville Blackhawk Inn The Ville Ramsay’s Westpoint Crossroads

257 W. Main St. 351 W. Main St. 11042 W. US Highway 4817 U.S. 421

(219) 785-2296

Edwardsburg, MI Fireside Tap & Grill

69245 Maple St.

(269) 414-4103

225 N Michigan St 15147 Lincoln Hwy 116 East Laporte Street 1111 W Jefferson St 114 N. Michigan St

(574) 936-7004 (574) 540-2333 (574) 935-5514 (574) 935-9939 (574) 914-4123

109 S. Main St.

(219) 733-2624

Plymouth Brass Rail Club Omega Dandelion Bar Mayflower Opie’s Office Wanatah The Other Place

(219) 785-2621 (219) 785-4030

Tot Shots By: Paige Turner

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Michiana Bar

Riding for a Cause Center Street Pub By: Lisa Trimboli


enter Street Pub located in Mishawaka, is the most happening spot in the 100 Center plaza. This April 29th Center Street has something special planned in honor of one of its beloved patrons that recently passed away unexpectedly, Doug Heiermann. Center Street is hosting a benefit bike ride with proceeds going to Doug’s family.

Bike Ride Benefit For Doug Heiermann Cost: $20 Riders; $5 Non Riders Time: 11am Stops: Murphy’s, Ewing Cafe, Wise Guys, Crumstown Conservation Club, Center Street Pub

The bike ride is $20 for all riders and $5 for passengers with all proceeds going to the benefit. A bus ride will also be available for non-riders for $20. T-shirts are also available for $20, while supplies last. The day kicks off at 11am when registration opens at Center Street. The first bike leaves at noon. The stops on the ride are Murphy’s Backyard Pub, Ewing Café, Wise Guys, Crumstown Conservation Club and finally, back to Center Street Pub. Participants are welcome to an all-you-can-eat potluck buffet upon arriving back at the Pub, beginning at 4:00pm. Other patrons are welcome to join in on the buffet for $5. General donations are also welcomed and greatly appreciated. Again, 100% of all proceeds will go to Doug Heiermann’s children and his wife, Tabitha. Doug and Tabitha used to ride together. “He was a super guy…he loved his wife and children so much,” says Bob Saros, owner of Center Street. After dinner you’ll want to stick around for the live entertainment as Knuckle Deep, 10 Gauge, Full Circle and Element take the stage beginning at 5pm. Center Street is open Tuesday through Sunday with different drink specials every day of the week. Sunday’s buckets of domestic beer are six bottles for $14. Tuesday’s domestic bottles and well drinks are $2. Wednesday’s all pitchers of beer are $1 off. Thursday’s big bottles of domestics are $3.75 and 12oz. Long Island Iced Teas are $4.25 each. Friday’s pitchers of well rum and coke as well as pitchers of UV vodka mixers are $12. Saturday’s domestic buckets are $14 and pitchers of Long Island Iced Tea are $12. Center Street Pub is known for its Rumrotica, a blend of different brands of rum, which is available as a shot, drink and even pitchers for all you crazy pirates out there. You can enjoy this tasty pub favorite kicking back on Center Street’s luxurious patio now that the temperatures are heating up. They have backup heaters for those chilly nights as well. Don’t forget Center Street also offers a full menu of your favorite sandwiches and pub fare at a price that can’t be topped elsewhere. Be sure to ask your waitress for a menu. Center Street has a full roster of entertainment lined up this Spring including Dogface Friday, April 6th, MGB Saturday, April 7th, Ground Control Friday, April 13th, Full Circle Saturday, April 14th, Partymouth Friday, April 20th, Hooligan Heights Saturday, April 21s and the South Bend Power Trio Friday, April 27th. All bands take the stage at 930pm. Every Thursday is comedy night at Center Street, kicking off at 7:00pm with the comedy workshop followed by comedy open mic. After that it’s karaoke time! Center Street hosts karaoke every Thursday after comedy night. There is never a cover charge at Center Street Pub, located at 112 N. Center Street in downtown Mishawaka, in the 100 Center. Check them out on Facebook for daily drink specials, upcoming events, photos and chat with other patrons. pg 28

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Office Lounge - Mishawaka

kelly’s - South bend

April 2012

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Cheers Pub - South Bend

Movie Reviews By Armando Rodriguez

Project X

Release Date: February 28, 2012 Genre: Comedy, Action, Director: Nima Nourizadeh Cast: Oliver Cooper, Jonathan Brown, Dax Flame Synopsis: A 17 yr. old’s birthday party turns into one night of epic proportions. From drunken debauchery to flamethrowers, this movie gives high school parties a bad name. Review: Ok, so we’ve all been to a High School/College party. We’ve all gotten drunk and done some unspeakable things. Project X takes this all to a new level! It takes me back to my crazy days when we had naked girls running around and plenty of mess to clean up the next day. I even remember making a snow angel in my boxers. This movie brings back memories of wild nights, but also pushes the extreme. Is the movie real, No. It’s based off of a real party where the cops were called, and around $20,000 of damage was caused. Leave it to Hollywood to take it to the extreme with an all out riot and a guy with a flamethrower. The movie does reach to the inner wild teen we all once were, or wanted to be. So it makes it enjoyable for the moviegoer. In the end it relates most to teens right now who live this wild and crazy lifestyle and do so on a weekend basis. Unfortunately, we all grow up and leave this behind. Still fun to reminisce though.

The Hunger Games

Release Date: March 23, 2012 Genre: Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy Director: Gary Ross, Steven Soderbergh (2nd Unit) Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, & Lenny Kravitz Synopsis: 16 year old Katniss Everdeen volunteers herself in her young sisters place to enter the Games and is forced to rely on her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson) when she is pitted against highly trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives. If she’s ever to return home to District 12 Katniss must make impossible choices in the Arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. Review: 24 people fight each other to the death! That doesnt interest you?? Well most people should obviously know that this is the first in a series of books. It seems it’s the trend of Hollywood right now. Although i have not read the book, I am told that the movie, for once, actually remains loyal to the written form. That sometimes is a turn off point for some viewers if it isn’t accurate. I see the appeal, a post-apocalyptic future where we are divided into Districts based on job and wealth, and then we choose 2 people from each district between the ages of 12-18 to fight to the death as the world watches. I think this a concept that would translate well in the real world. It’s an entertaining view on what happens, but i’m sure we are far from it. It almost reminds me of the old Schwarzenegger film The Running Man, where people fought to the death on a game show. Add in a little bit of Robin Hood and you’re in the right area, and of course throw in a little love story for the ladies. pg 30

April 2012

Reasons Why You Wouldn’t Want to be an Easter Egg

Mitch’s - South Bend

• You only get laid once. • You only get eaten once. • It takes you three minutes to get hard. • The only person who sits on your face is your mother. • You come in a box with eleven other guys!!! • You get tossed in the trash when they’re finished with you.

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TASTES LIKE: a penny slot machine handle.

The Challenges of Dog Ownership

Created by: Sam Mechling

WINO: Buck Pepper SMELLS LIKE: a mummy soaked in hot dog water.

NICKNAME: “Street Meat”

PERSONAL QUOTE: “Let’s trade beards!!!”

Gracie, an office manager from Westville, asks:

I hate having to take my dog for a walk every time he has to poop. Is it true you can train a dog to use the toilet?

Lilly, a bank teller from Michigan City asks:

Last week, I found a group of kids in my yard teasing my dog with a stick. What should I say to them?

Jacob, a motorcycle mechanic from Plymouth, asks:

My golden retriever, Buddy, has arthritis pretty bad and can barely walk? When is the right time to say goodbye?

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“Wouldn’t make no difference to me either way. My sh*tter is so clogged up with Charmin: it looks like someone threw an Ikea comforter in there!!!”

“I wish! My Schnauzer, “Tug Boat” is so constipated: I gotta squeeze him like a goddamn accordion for 20 minutes just to see a few rabbit turds fall out of him!!!”



“You ain’t gotta say SH*T. Just do what I do: Strap on your Payless pumps, go out there and stomp a mud-hole in one of those bastards.”

“I don’t say anything either. I just run up to them and scream-vomit on them. That usually does the trick.”



“The times gotta be right! I suggested to my pimp, Loco Silk, that he should put down his beloved Pug. Next thing I knew, that fool buried me alive in an abandoned lot. Guess I spoke too soon…”

“I don’t know man. My dog’s got arthritis BAD. You should see how jacked up his toes are. They look like they’re flashing gang signs!!!”

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were shut down for hours after a text message from one student using the word “gunna” autocorrected to “gunman”, making it seem like a shooter would be at a specific hallway that day. It’s always better to be safe than sorry and officials quickly responded but that did nothing to calm the poor kid who sent the text to begin with. In other news, the school’s English Department is gunna give more spelling tests to try to prevent this from happening in the future.

from Around The World

Naked Cyclists Show Off Safety Concerns

Via: Paige Turner & the Entertainer Newsroom

Here She Comes, Ms. Victim of Auto Theft Edgewood, WA A beauty queen didn’t look too beautiful after thieves recently made off with her car, which held her crown, pageant sash and four fancy evening gowns. The reigning Miss Washington was about to attend a function when the theft took place and she can only hope her items are returned, as it will be hard to pawn her sash and tiara. Authorities are on the hunt for the criminals and have been seen questioning various other contestants in both formal wear and bathing suit interrogations.

Lima, Peru Hundreds of nude men and women took their cycles to the street to remind motorists and city officials of their frailty on the road in hopes that better safety standards will soon be put into place. The bike ride certainly caught the eye of many and the government has invited cyclists into the courthouse to further discuss the matter but made it clear that neither banana seats nor banana hammocks would be accepted into the building.

Smelly Town Comes Close to Evacuating Phoenix, AZ

Bird-brained Man Pays for Pigeon Drachtstercompagnie, Holland A Chinese shipping magnate clearly has so much money he doesn’t know what to do with it, as he recently spent $328,000 on a Dutch pigeon during an international pigeon auction. This is the most expensive pigeon on record and the new owner will use it for breeding in hopes that its offspring will be the fastest bird yet for the popular sport of pigeon racing. While other pigeon fanciers are jealous of his purchase, his wife filed for divorce after claiming his hobby is “for the birds”.

Roughly 250 emergency calls were made after a propane storage facility had been venting gas as a sulfuric smell overtook the entire neighborhood. Some said it smelled like rotten eggs while others compared it onion and garlic and residents began evacuating the contents of their stomach while they contemplated evacuating the town. The stench eventually dissipated but not before the resident Twilight die-hard fans filed official complaints that their town was purposefully trying to keep local vampires at bay.

Butt Injections Cause Pain in the Ass Germantown, PA So-called “pumping parties” might sound like a good idea if you’re in the porn business but police have charged a Philadelphia woman with plumping the posteriors of women illegally in her home. After numerous women went to the hospital after these procedures, cops caught on to the act and have since shut the woman known as “Black Madam” down, but not before she told the entire police station to kiss her big, beautiful ass.

Burglar Caught Single-Handedly by Police Belfast, Ireland In a case of a criminal act gone horribly wrong, a would-be thief was recently arrested after getting his arm stuck in a front door letterbox. Police spotted the 17-year old trying to wrestle free from the door after he attempted to reach through to open the lock. The boy who was caught red handed is now red in the face and incredibly lucky that the family pit bull was fenced in the backyard during the time of his burglary attempt. His hand was successfully removed from the letterbox and he must write his own letter of apology to the household, which of course he will hand deliver.

Auto-Correct Causes Huge Mistake Gainesville, GA As anyone who’s ever had an embarrassing typo can tell you, word choice is important when it comes to texting. Two Georgia schools learned this lesson and

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casey’s - la porte

it’s vegas baby! - blue chip

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