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Official 2014 DTSB Tent Party & Pub Tour Guide Get ready to see green under the tent that will be located at 350 S. Michigan Street

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Pub Tour Map

Take the trolley and visit all 17 participating locations on the pub tour

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Tent Party Music Feature PS Dump Your Boyfriend, The Bandersnatch & Phineas Gage

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Contents March 2014 / Issue 2 / Volume 6

Featuring the Arts, Culture & Nightlife scene in St. Joseph, Elkhart, La Porte & Berrien counties.

FEATURES

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Official 2014 DTSB Pub Tour/Tent Party Guide

In a region that is already known for Irish love, the party that celebrates the most Irish day of the year has got to be spectacular. And this year, just like in years past, Downtown South Bend is throwing its highly anticipated Paddy Party.

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DTSB Pub Tour Map

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This year provides you with 17 different participating pubs and restaruants to choose from on the Pub Tour route. The diverse selection makes this year’s tour the most unique yet. Use this map to make sure you visit every one ranging from exotic asian cuisine to traditional whiskeys.

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Michiana Eats

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Grillmaster Brian puts his own spin on the corned beef sandwich for St. Pat’s day.

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Woman’s Point of View We all know that St. Patrick’s Day is one of the prime holidays of the year to enjoy a few libations. Paige provides a bit of insight on how to do so without overdoing it. Puzzles

Test your mental skill or just pass some time with these fun puzzles!

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Featuring DTSB St. Paddy’s Day Tent Party Musical acts, The Bandersnatch, Phineas Gage, PS Dump Your Boyfriend

Distribution: Michiana Entertainer magazine is distributed to over 500 drop points including bars, restaraunts, and retail establishments in Berrien, Elkhart, La Porte, & St. Joseph Counties. To add your restaurant, bar or nightclub as a drop point & join our printed and online directory email: ContactUs@MichianaEntertainer.Com Be sure to include: Name of business, address, city, state and phone number. Editorial Policies: Michiana Entertainer Magazine covers a variety of different editorial elements some of which are satire and for humorous interests only. Some views are submitted and in no way are a representation of the views, interests, or opinions of the Publisher. All photos are taken & published with explicit verbal consent. Advertisement content does not reflect the opinions of Michiana Entertainer LLC

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Suds & Cocktails Irish Drinks for P.30 this St. Pat’s Day

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st. paddy’s

tent party & pub tour

In a region that is already known for Irish love, the party that celebrates the most Irish day of the year has got to be spectacular. By: Mandi Steffey

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nd this year, just like in years past, Downtown South Bend is throwing its highly anticipated Paddy Party.

Get ready to see green under the tent that will be located at 350 S. Michigan Street in downtown South Bend—that’s at the corner of Wayne and Michigan. General admission to the paddy tent will run you $5, but for $20, you can get the green room experience, which includes: “Premium drinks, craft beers, private bathrooms, wait staff, fine art, flat screen TVs and a little more elbow room in a lounge setting.” If the general admission route sounds more appealing, fret not. There is plenty that is included in the ticket pg 6

price. There’s a diverse line of bands scheduled to play that will keep the energy high all night, including PS Dump Your Boyfriend, Phineas Gage Band, The Bandersnatch, Dancehipolgy and SoundFX DJs. Another fun feature to the tent party will be a free photo booth experience included in the price of the ticket. Hair Crafter and the Indiana Rug company will be selling accessories like hats, necklaces, St. Patrick’s themed headbands and green hair extensions to bring your photo to the next level. Perhaps one of the most expected things at the DTSB Paddy Party is, of course, the pub tour. The $5 ticket price gets you absolutely free Transpo trolley service to a www.MichianaEntertainer.com

There’s a diverse line of bands scheduled to play PS Dump Your Boyfriend, Phineas Gage Band, The Bandersnatch, Dancehipolgy and SoundFX DJs

whopping 17 bars and restaurants who are all ready to serve patrons a little bit of everything. From 5:30 p.m. through 12:30 p.m., Transpo will bus celebrators through the greater downtown area, as well as back and forth from the tent party. This year’s pub tour is impressive and diverse, from traditional Irish-themed pubs to a sushi bar. If you’ve ever been curious about what the downtown area has to offer but never had time to try it all, this is a great opportunity to see and taste some of the hottest locations in downtown South Bend.

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CJ’s Pub

CJ’s Pub will be a popular destination on the night of the Paddy Party, as it will be right next to the beer tent. Famous for their pub burgers, CJ’s offers a variety of food and drinks, all served up with some Fighting Irish memorabilia. This pub is a fan favorite amongst South Bend residents. You can find CJ’s pub at 236 S. Michigan Street, right next to the Paddy Party.

Frank’s Place

Frank’s is one of the longest-standing favorite pubs of South Bend. Located at 327 W. Marion, Frank’s Place will be ready to host tour hoppers until close. For a casual and friendly St. Patrick’s Day, be sure to check out Frank’s for a variety of food and drinks. Including specials on corned beef & cabbage dinners all weekend! The bar is also attached to a liquor store.

Chicory Café

Switching things up, the Chicory Café is promising to “make your St. Paddy’s celebration SPICY!” At this pub stop, you’ll be rocked by live Latin rock by Lalo Cura from 8 p.m. through 11 p.m. Chicory Café already has their St. Paddy’s plans mapped out—which sounds south of the border, but promises all the Irish favorites. Currently, Chicory Café says they will be running specials that include $3 bottles of Guinness, $5 Irish coffees and $2 shots of Irish whiskey. They also plan to serve up Guinness stew and Reuben sandwiches. Chicory Café is located at 105 E Jefferson Boulevard.

Café Navarre

Avenue. Corby’s is always a staple for Notre Dame football games, so why should St. Patrick’s Day be any different? Featuring pool tables, drink specials and a rowdy younger crowd, making Corby’s a stop on your pub tour would be a solid decision.

LaSalle Kitchen & Tavern

LaSalle Kitchen & Tavern is a force to be reckoned with in the downtown area. Boasting 120 different whiskeys and scotches and over 30 varieties of craft beer, this bar looks to have something for everyone if you’re traveling the tour with a big group. They also have live music per usual every Friday night from 9:30 p.m. though 12:30 a.m. LaSalle Kitchen & Tavern is located at 115 W. Colfax Avenue.

Vickie’s Bar

For something a bit more colorful this St. Patrick’s Day, try Vickie’s. One of the friendliest bars in the area, Vickie’s always gets rave reviews from customers who claim the bar staff and owners treat everyone like family. Vickie’s is also selling customizable pub tour t-shirts for diehard fans--$10 for Vickie’s Bar pub crawl t-shirts or $13 customized with a name on the back. You can find Vickie’s at 112 W. Monroe Street.

East Bank Emporium

Located right on the beautiful St. Joseph River and Niles Avenue, the East Bank Emporium is another classy stop on this year’s pub tour. The Emporium screams heritage from top to bottom and uses many historical and vintage decorations—they even use a piece of a bar that was originally located in the building in the

Downtown’s fine dining staple, Café Navarre, is featured on the pub tour. Café Navarre is located in a very highly recognizable building at 101 N. Michigan Street. The restaurant and bar will be serving up their regular fine fare with the possibility of some St. Patrick’s Day twists. Pulling out all the stops, Café Navarre is a great pub tour location for those seeking a more refined holiday.

The View

The View is one of the area’s favorite taverns. Always a fan favorite for inexpensive food and beer, the View is an obvious location for a South Bend pub tour. Like many stops on the tour, this bar is famous for its burgers, which can be built in a number of ways. The View also serves a slew of pub food like wings, sandwiches and fried appetizers. The View is located at 515 E. Jefferson Boulevard.

Woochi Japanese Fusion & Bar

Leave it to Woochi to bring a little culture to your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Home to what the restaurant calls “outrageous cocktails,” Woochi has already cemented a few specials for the night of the tour. There will be $5 martinis all night long, two “secret recipe” mixed drinks and free popcorn at the bar. Woochi serves all things Asian and can offer everything from sushi to vegetarian and gluten-free options in an upscale setting. Find Woochi Japanese Fusion & Bar at 123 W Washington Street.

Corby’s Irish Pub

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top left McCormics bar, located at 125 N. Michigan St, has a packed house during the DTSB St. Paddy’s Day Pub Tour. top center Things get busy at Madison Oyster Bar, located at 129 N. Main St. The staff do a fantastic job making sure each patron is taken care of. top right Pub tour attendees enjoy themselves while riding on the trolley, courtesy of Transpo Trolley Company. Bottom Over 3000 spectators attend this event annually to enjoy the great bands and fun atmosphere.

early 1900s. The restaurant and bar is famous for its prime rib, steak, lobster and other seafood.

The Blarney Stone

This bar is a Notre Dame and St. Mary’s student favorite offering drinks and dancing. Most of the time, the Blarney Stone does charge a cover, so bring a little extra cash if you plan on stopping in on your tour. This bar is always packed wall to wall with students on popular bar nights, so be prepared to get rowdy. Located a little outside the downtown area, you can find it at 1818 S Bend Avenue.

The Exchange

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For $20, you can get the green room experience, which includes “Premium drinks, craft beers, private bathrooms, wait staff, fine art, flat screen TVs and a little more elbow room in a lounge setting.” whiskey to get into the spirit. The Exchange is located at 112. W. Jefferson Boulevard.

The Vine

The Vine is a restaurant and wine bar that’s somewhere in the middle of casual and upscale. It offers a plethora of Italian foods to satisfy those who aren’t after the typical Irish dinner of beef and cabbage. In a prime location downtown (103 W. Colfax), it’s an easy stop on the tour. They boast a large, hand-picked selection of classic and contemporary wines.

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Baker’s Bar & Grille is a unique and beautiful location located inside the Hilton downtown. It’s an ideal stop if you want to see all the action that’s happening downtown—you just might be able to see some of it from the bar’s nine-story glass atrium. The bar and restaurant always has some kind of drink or dinner specials going, so give them a shot during the Paddy Party.

Ciao’s Lounge

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he $5 ticket price gets you absolutely free Transpo trolley service to a whopping 17 bars and restaurants who are all ready to serve patrons a little bit of everything. From 5:30 p.m. through 12:30 p.m., Transpo will bus celebrators through the greater downtown area, as well as back and forth from the tent party.

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Italian fare. So far, Ciao’s Lounge says their specials are: $4 Guinness, $5 Jameson, $5 Irish Car Bomb, $5 Irish Coffees, $9 Redbreast, $2.50 domestic bottled beer, $3.50 imported bottled beer and $5 drafts. For food, they’ve got some Irish-inspired small plates, including $8 fish and chips, $8 corned beef and cabbage with red potatoes and a $5 corned beef and cabbage sandwich. If you’ve never been to Ciao’s, try it for the pub tour— it will offer reasonably priced drinks with an upscale lounge feel. Ciao’s is located at 119 N. Michigan Street.

Madison Oyster Bar

Madison Oyster bar is a hometown favorite conveniently located on Main Street. A distinctive three-story bar, the Oyster Bar is truly an easy choice when deciding which stops to make on the pub tour. They also have a kitchen that’s open later than most restaurants, so they’re a good option if you’re having those late night drunk munchies. Hit up Oyster Bar for a true South Bend experience.

McCormick’s Coney Island Bar

Last, but not least, is McCormick’s, everyone’s favorite small, classic bar with cheap drinks. They have a couple pool tables, a good amount of booths, tons of standing room and fast service. With checkered floors, and old nonworking cigarette machine and huge beer signage on the wall just add to the charm. If you plan on driving, it’s located at 125 N. Michigan St. This bar usually doesn’t close until 3:00 a.m., so if all the other bars have failed you by the end of the night, McCormick’s has your back.

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Michiana Rec

The winter melt brings hiking to the forefront

By: Mandi Steffey

With March underway, it’s time to finally forget about all things with the words “snow” or “ice” involved. Sure, Michiana may see a few more days reminiscent of the recent winter wallop, but the weather can only get nicer from here. Put those skis and snowboards back into the garage and bust out the boots: it’s time to hike. Local parks that feature hiking trails may very well still have a dusting of snow on the ground throughout parts of March, but the warmer temperatures will bring days perfectly suitable for getting a little fresh air and navigating through the woods. There are several trails open with many hikers already trudging through the snowy paths. Most hiking trails in the area are either free or require a fee of $5 less, usually a gate fee, so it’s an inexpensive way to take advantage of this unique section of the calendar as the winter season transitions to spring. Since trails in this area are mostly flat and good for beginners, all a hiker really needs is a decent pair of boots or durable shoes and some warm clothing. Here’s a list of parks with hiking trails that are open right now to cure the most stubborn winter cabin fever:

Rum Village Park

South Bend, IN Rum Village is gaining popularity again. Equipped with a nature center with endless information about local wildlife and plants, Rum Village Park is also a good option for those who have kids. Always free to access, the trails are a winding three-mile journey through a beautiful protected nature and wildlife area. When walking though trails, it’s not uncommon to see wild animals and many different species of plants and fungi. According to Rum Village’s website, foxes and deer have been spotted on the trails, as well as over one hundred species of birds.

Ox Bow County Park

Goshen, IN Ox Bow Park in Elkhart County is a bit of a smaller park, but still boasts over three miles of hiking trails. Located along the Elkhart River, the trails wind through a space that has, according the Elkhart County Parks Department, maintained to stay 80% natural.

Creek Ridge County Park

Michigan City, IN This park is another on the smaller side, but also full of breathtaking scenery. Planted just south of Michigan City, this park is made for trail walkers or hikers who like to take things a little more easily. There are several convenient bridges that allow hikers over waterways that wind throughout the park. Trail Creek is the vein that runs through the whole place—a clear, babbling creek that is populated with trout annually. The park even offers a large leash-free dog park. For those looking for some nature in western Michiana, Creek Ridge is worth a try.

St. Patrick’s County Park South Bend, IN St. Pat’s is a great place to experience the outdoors. It’s located in northern South Bend, so close to Michigan that it actually touches and unofficially meshes with Madeline Bertrand State Park in Niles. It’s free to get in on weekdays, and according to SJCParks.org, it’s free to get in any day, including weekends, until April 1. It offers six miles of hiking trails spread over 293 acres, some of the trails offering outstanding views of the St. Joseph River. To cross over to Madeline Bertrand State Park, just walk through the gigantic tree formation on the north side of the park that spells out “ST. PATRICK’S” in evergreens.

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Get out now and go hiking to take advantage of the lower or free rates during the month of March for some of these parks. The rates for some are set to go into effect in April, so it’s a great time to sample trails and see the nature that Michiana has to offer during this time of year.

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Corned Beef Sandwiches: A St. Paddy’s Tradition by Grillmaster Brian Martin

I could write you a story about how Irish traditions started and how the celebrations began. Or tell you the details of how, what and why there’s a traditional menu each year on St Patrick’s Day that’s followed almost as if it’s law. You’re probably sitting in one of the great drinking establishments that advertises with this magazine reading this while slamming a few Guinness beers or throwing back some Jamison Irish Whiskey, and the last thing you want is a history lesson I’m sure. What I did for you this month is supply some fun facts that you can dazzle your friends with at your next St. Patty’s Day party! • March 17th is traditionally the religious feast of St. Patrick. • The first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place in the United States on March 17, 1762, when Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched through New York City. • More than 100 St. Patrick’s Day parades are held across the United States. New York City and Boston are home to the largest celebrations. • At the annual New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade, participants march up 5th Avenue from 44th Street to 86th Street. Each year, between 150,000 and 250,000 marchers take part in the parade, which does not allow automobiles or floats. • There are seven places in the United States named after the shamrock, the floral emblem of Ireland including Mount Gay-Shamrock, WV; Shamrock, TX; Shamrock Lakes, IN; and pg 12

Shamrock, OK. • There are 34.7 million U.S. residents with Irish ancestry. This number is more than seven times the population of Ireland itself. • Irish is the nation’s second most frequently reported ancestry, ranking behind German. • Across the country, 11 percent of residents lay claim to Irish ancestry. That number more than doubles to 23 percent in the state of Massachusetts. • Irish ranks among the top five ancestries in every state except Hawaii and New Mexico. It is the leading ancestry group in Delaware, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. • Over 41.5 billion pounds of beef are produced each year for St. Patrick’s Day, with the majority of it coming from Texas and over 2.5 billion pounds of cabbage are produced with the majority grown in California. • Over 8 million St. Patrick’s Day cards are exchanged in America making today the ninth-largest card selling occasion in the US. • Over 94 million people plan to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day. • Irish soda bread gets its name and distinctive character from www.MichianaEntertainer.com

the use of baking soda rather than yeast as a leavening agent. • The original Guinness Brewery in Dublin has a 9,000 year lease. • The Oscar was handcrafted by an Irishman, Cedric Gibbons, who was born in Dublin in 1823. • Bailey’s Irish Cream which was launched in Ireland in the early seventies, is now the most popular liqueur in the world

Enjoy this sandwich with your favorite Irish drink! Corned Beef with Sauerkraut Dark rye bread Swiss cheese slices Sliced corned beef Sauerkraut, drained Your favorite mustard Arrange a layer of Swiss cheese on rye bread, Top the cheese with how many slices of hot corned beef you'd like, Top with sauerkraut Spread mustard on and top with another piece of rye bread. March 2014 | Volume 6, Issue 2


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Woman’s Point Of View

It’s Easy Being Green By: Paige Turner

It’s common knowledge that most ladies can’t hold their booze as well as their gentlemen counterparts. This has nothing to do with determination or skill and everything to do with body size. Obviously there will be bigger girls or those who drink a little more often who are able to drink some of their male buddies under the table, but not often. Feminism aside, when a guy and girl are both downing half a dozen tequila shots in an hour, the girl will often wind up on the floor first. And since St. Patrick’s Day is upon us once again, it is time we all remember just how easy it is to be green.

right meals combined with the right napping times will not only prevent you from having a hangover by noon, it will also allow you to split your St Patty’s Day shenanigans up so you can enjoy the best of what both the morning and the evening have to offer. You may be feeling cocky while reading this and wondering why you should have to worry about any of it. After all, you just want to

done. You may be able to delete the photos where you’re as green as a leprechaun and throwing up the measly yogurt you had for breakfast but that’s a pretty crappy way to cap off the holiday too. The best way to avoid all of the awkward, dramatic moments you can’t remember is to prepare and pace yourself. You have to tackle St. Patrick’s Day as you would a race – it’s a marathon and not a

The right meals combined with the right napping times will not only prevent you from having a hangover by noon, it will also allow you to split your St Patty’s Day shenanigans up so you can enjoy the best of what both the morning and the evening have to offer. St. Patrick’s Day is one of those times when it’s perfectly acceptable to start drinking as soon as the sun comes up. This means it’s a pretty good idea to get some breakfast in your stomach too, since chances are you’re going to be doing more drinking instead of eating as the day goes on. Smart women will time their day drinking so that they get at least one good recovery nap in there someplace, not to mention a few breaks for greasy sustenance like pizza, nachos and fries. Trust me, foods like Chinese or soups are not the things you want coating your stomach on a day like this. The March 2014 | Vol. 6, Issue 2

have a good time! Well, waking up the next morning to realize that you passed out before the parties really even got started is a pretty crappy way to cap off the holiday. And that’s if you’re lucky. If you’re unlucky, you spent the evening in a blackout haze doing things that would embarrass your mother yet make for a truly entertaining Twitter live feed. Chances are some of your finer moments made their way online so you’ll spend your day huddled on the bathroom floor, furiously untagging yourself and trying to apologize to your friends for whatever you may have said or www.MichianaEntertainer.com

sprint, and no one wants to be sick on the sidelines halfway through the big day. You want to be able to have fun and actually remember having fun, after all. So act like a grown ass woman and show the world that you know how to handle your booze. Then you can spend the next day laughing at everyone else’s embarrassing Facebook antics!

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Frank’s Place - South Bend Pimp Pissed over Killer Kicks

from Around The World

Portland, OR

A pimp has recently been sentenced to 100 years in prison after he stomped the face of a non-paying client so badly that Via: Paige Turner & the the injured man required extensive plastic Entertainer Newsroom surgery. The pimp is now suing Nike for not labeling their shoes as a potential weapon, since it was obviously only the shoes that did the curb-stomping. Nike is not worried that his case will win and sent him a letter saying so, while also letting him know that his letter could be used to give severe paper cuts and that he should handle everything he touches with care, including his lawsuit.

Money Can’t Buy Her Love Hong Kong, China

A millionaire businessman has offered over $100 million if a man will marry his lesbian daughter, in a misguided attempt to turn her straight. His offer states that she is still single even though she married her long-term partner in a same sex ceremony in 2012. The lesbian daughter responded with a letter of her own and stated that she wishes he could accept her. She also mentioned that he once stated he had 10,000 girlfriends of his own and that maybe he should shut up and be happy that she’s a chip off the old block.

Man in Crappy Situation Sun Lakes, AZ

Recovering in his own home after heart surgery, a local man was being cared for by both a nurse and his wife, who was a former nurse herself. His hired help became concerned after noticing a brown substance in his IV and after testing at the hospital, it was revealed that the man’s wife was injecting fecal matter into his body. The man has been taken back to the hospital and his wife has been taking to jail. When questioned, she stated that she had always believed he had shit for brains so she only thought it was fair if he had shit in his veins as well.

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Crawling Cockroach Causes Panic Darwin, Australia

A cockroach crawled inside an Australian man’s ear while he fell asleep, causing the man to panic and envision a poisonous spider about to dine on his brain. In an effort to remove the insect he could feel crawling around, he used a vacuum cleaner to try to suck it out of his head. When that didn’t work he went to the hospital, where they used forceps to remove the offensive creepy-crawly. After his story hit the news there has been an increase in the sales of headphones and earplugs, as no one else wants to hear more about this nightmare firsthand.

Man Rides the Big Hog in the Sky Mechanicsburg, OH

A lifelong motorcycle enthusiast was recently laid to rest in just the way he’d always wanted – on top of his Harley Davidson. Apparently he had to have a casket custom built so he could be buried sitting on the hog and his family had to purchase three plots in order to fit the bike and body but it wound up being the funeral their father had always dreamed of. The glass case entombing his bike and himself was towed to the cemetery and followed by some of his biker buddies, who all loved the idea. Meanwhile, Harley Davidson is looking into customizing caskets themselves in anticipation of the baby boomer generation tapering off. March 2014 | Vol. 6, Issue 2

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Suds & Cocktails

A note from the other end of the bar: By: Robert Dean St. Patrick’s Day is the true drinkers favorite day of the year, so we figured it was in our alcoholic duty, er… wisdom to help out with a few awesome St. Paddy’s Day drink ideas. Trust us, this is the knowledge that will provide you with an opportunity to get creative with your libations this St. Patrick’s Day. Don’t order an Irish Car Bomb in Ireland! Irish Car Bombs are virtually unknown in Ireland. The Irish Car Bomb was invented in 1979 by Charles Oat at Wilson’s Saloon in Norwich, Connecticut, NOT Dublin as most people assume. Despite it being well known in The States, and with Frat Bro’s everywhere, if you order a Car Bomb in Ireland, chances are someone will want to kick your ass. The “car bomb” refers to the fact that the drink is a “bomb shot” - but also nods to the many car bombings that took place during the Troubles in Ireland. For this reason, the name is sometimes deemed offensive and some bartenders refuse to serve it. Lots of people died, it was a mess. The “Irish” in the name refers to the ingredients; Guinness stout, Baileys Irish Cream, and Jameson Whiskey. While it’s a pretty offensive name, it’s a great way to enjoy the these three St. Pat’s Day staples all at once.

an innkeeper who served a short measure of whiskey. In the custom known as “drowning the shamrock”, the shamrock that has been worn on a lapel or hat is put in the last drink of the evening. Irish Eyes Cocktail •

1 ounce Irish whiskey

1/4 ounce green crème de menthe

2 ounce cream

The Devil made me do it:

Maraschino cherry for garnish

If you’re looking to defy logic with your drinking prowess this St. Patrick’s Day - give the Green Devil a try. But be warned, this a drink NOT for beginners:

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.. Shake well. Strain into an old-fashioned glass. Garnish with the maraschino cherry.

Green Devil:

Feelin A Little Bit Under The Weather? Yeah, they have a drink for that too! A hot toddy is a traditional drink in Ireland used as a nightcap to help you sleep. It is also commonly used if you have the cold or flu, forget about cold remedies a couple of ‘hot toddies’ will soon ward off the chills and have you feeling right as rain in no-time.

1 ounce gin

1/2 teaspoon absinthe

1 bottle Duvel (11.2 ounces)

Irish Cough Syrup

Directions: Take a beer glass (preferably one made for Belgian beers) and coat the inside with absinthe. Add gin, and fill with beer, aiming for a nice, foamy head. Get plastered. Don’t mess with St. Patrick: St. Patrick had a strong sense of street justice. St. Patrick cured a blind man, but took away the sight of the blind man’s neighbor who made fun of him. St Patrick was said to have proclaimed that everyone should have a drop of the “hard stuff” on his feast day after chastising March 2014 | Vol. 6, Issue 2

Irish Whiskey Hot Toddy •

1 ½ teaspoons brown sugar

Boiling water

1 measure of Irish Whiskey

3 cloves

1 slice of lemon

Heat the glass you wish to serve the hot toddy in, as this will prevent the glass from breaking when the hot liquid is poured in. Add the sugar and dissolve in a little of the hot water. Add the whiskey, cloves and the slice of lemon and fill up with the boiling water.

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BARS in the REGION Elkhart 523 Tap & Grill Barney’s

519 S Main St 2700 Hammond Ave

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B J Stars Between the Buns Big Easy Bowly's Crystal Bar Inc Cappy’s Chubby Trout Crimaldi's Franklin St Tavern Gemini’s Half-time Sports Bar Harrison Landing Heinnies Hunters Place Flippin Cow The Bee’s 3 PC's Bar and Grill Pete’s Simeri's Beardsley St Tavern The Vine 5 Star Dive Bar

405 Baldwin St 2041 Cassopolis St 160 Easy Shopping Pl 109 Freight St 1000 N. Michigan 2730 Cassopolis St 117 W Jackson Blvd 1906 W Franklin St 23845 US Hwy 33 26084 CR-6 600 S Main St # 102 1743 W Lusher Ave 2703 S Main 51330 State Road 19 1125 W Beardsley Ave 1915 Borneman Ave 51426 S.R.19 1737 W Beardsley Ave 214 S Main St 561 E. Jackson Blvd

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12797 State Rd 23 1032 E. University Dr 13020 State Road 23 12749 State Road 23

(574) 243-8889 (574) 272-KILT (574) 272-7488 (574) 271-1415

1201 Pine Lake Rd 332 Park St 610 Colfax Ave 912 Lincolnway 701 Lincolnway 605 Washington St. 502 Pulaski St 1508 "I" Street 403 E. Lincolnway 1344 West State Road 2 501 Tipton St 702 S. 500 W. 311 Washington St 444 Pine Lake Ave 201 Washington St. 608 Monroe St 816 Jefferson Ave 303 Brighton 1251 Pine Lake 513 Washington St 1001 E Lincolnway 6466 W Johnson Rd 610 J St. 821 East Lincolnway

(219) 324-0300 (219) 362-6927 (219) 362-1571 (219) 326-9702

Granger Between the Buns Tilted Kilt The Pitt Stop Beef O’Brady’s La Porte 3rd Base Bar and Grill JJ’s Side Out Bar Casey's Lanes Dick's Bar Etropal Restaurant Friends Nightclub Hilltop Bar I Street Bar Lady Rose Bar & Grill Tely’s Mickey's Pinola Saloon Ringers Rother's Pub Shooters Smutzer's Club Tavern Temple News Agency The Warehouse Thunderbird Lanes Tony’s Tavern Town Tavern Waterford Inn Western Inn Whistle Stop Bar & Grill

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Michigan City 4 Stop Bar Barker Inn Blue Chip Casino Hotel & Spa Charley's Bar & Grill Clubhouse Driving Range Decoys Bar & Grill

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2030 Ohio St 607 E Barker Ave 777 Blue Chip Drive 517 Barker Avenue 415 E US 20 1729 E US 20

(219) 879-9011 (888) 879-7711 (219) 879-5254 (219) 861-2582 (219) 878-9556

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110 West 9th st. 10 commerce Sq 2134 E. Hwy 20 3705 Franklin St. 777 Blue Chip Drive 2958 W Dunes Hwy 2820 E. Michigan Blvd 110 Franklin St. 227 W 7th St 1901 S Woodland Ave 5868 E. Tioga Trail 3860 W Dunes Hwy 1103 Franklin 777 Blue Chip Drive 4125 Franklin St. 401 Franklin St 1701 Franklin Street 3015 E Michigan Blvd 208 Wabash St 2323 Wabash St 204 W Barker Ave 3201 E. Hwy 12 777 Blue Chip Drive 227 W Barker Ave

(219) 878-0222 (219) 879-5555 (219) 879-0760 (219) 879-5124 (888) 879-7711 (219) 879-9336 (219) 879-9445 (219) 872-9471 (219) 872-8200 (219) 872-1223 (219) 778-2074 (219) 874-7330 (219) 871-7000 (888) 879-7714 (219) 879-7388 (219) 872-0361 (219) 871-1223 (219) 879-9606 (219) 879-4677 (219) 879-9781 (219) 221-6763 (219) 879-9941 (888) 879-7711 (219) 878-9872

6501 Grape Rd 4609 Grape Rd 928 E. McKinley 112 N. Center St. 120 N Main 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 1123 Union St 318 So union st 13261 Chippewa Blvd 6502 Grape Rd 822 W 6th St 701 W 4th St

(574) 277-9100 (574) 277-9332 (574) 255-2005 (574) 968-0244 (574) 255-773 (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 (574) 255-2790 (574) 259-7233 (574) 255-2460 (574) 273-0088 (574) 258-9201 (574) 255-8601

600 W Water St 136 N. Whittaker St 310 E Buffalo St 18529 La Porte Rd 12578 Wilson Rd 17600 Red Arrow Hwy 500 Water St 245 N Whittaker St

(269) 469-1699 (269) 469-5800 (269) 469-9600 (269) 469-2100 (269) 469-3400 (269) 469-3698

Mishawaka Bar Louie Bleachers Blue Lantern Center St. Pub Doc Pierces 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 Lounge Smith’s Downtown That Place Bar & Grill The Pub Three Thirty One Inn Trips traxside tavern Hideout Wings Etc. Wooden Shoe Catch22 New Buffalo, MI Bentwood Tavern Casey's Bar and Grill El Ranchero Grande Jimmy's Bar & Grill O'Briens Roma Pizza New Buffalo Yacht Club STray Dog Bar & Grill

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BARS in the REGION Niles, MI Jays Lounge Kubiaks Tavern

3025 s. 11th St. 319 Stateline Rd

(269) 684-8353 (269) 684-1906

Massimo’s Backside Bar Pete's Patio Riverfront Café Wings Etc.

20 E. Main St 2433 N 5th St 219 Front St 2008 S. 11th St

(269) 687-4992 (269) 683-4565 (269) 684-2233 (269) 683-9464

1720 Lincolnway W 55581 Ash Rd 512 Lincolnway W

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

Osceola Between the Buns Tapped Out Trevi's South Bend Antonio's Bar Backstage Grill/Green Room Blarney Stone Between the Buns Bob's 19th Hole Bob's Pub Bootleg’ers Brother’s Bar and Grill Chain O Lakes Cheers Pub Chuck's Tavern City Limits Lounge Clay Pub Club Fever Corby's Irish Pub Dave's Pub & Co The Galley Franks Place Firerock Cafe Green Star Cafe Touchdown Bar

2227 Franklin St 222 S. Michigan 113 E Wayne St 1803 South Bend Ave 26582 US Highway 20 1406 Portage Ave 1302 Ford St. 1234 Eddy St 26230 Southport rd 103 S. Dixieway North 1201 W Sample St 1807 S Ironwood Dr 52170 Rt 933 222 S. Michigan 441 E Lasalle Ave 3013 Mishawaka Ave 921 w. McKindley Ave 327 Marion 24092 Hwy 2 1605 Miami St 1902 S. Bend Ave

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Hoosier Tap & Grill 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 McCormicks Mitch’s Corner Moondogs Morris Performing Arts Center Mulligans Murpheys Backyard Pub My Place Oaken Bucket Peddler's Pub

718 W Indiana Ave 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 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 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 South Bank The View Vickie's Wings Etc. Wise Guys West Winds

2206 Mishawaka Ave 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) 232-1980 (574) 288-8439 (574) 232-4090 (574) 291-0077 (574) 234-2670 (574) 233-5168

Blackhawk Inn The Ville

257 W. Main St. 351 W. Main St.

(219) 785-2296

Ramsay’s Westpoint Crossroads

11042 W. US Highway 4817 U.S. 421

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

69245 Maple St.

(269) 414-4103

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Searching for direction is part of any performer’s creative process, but there’s nothing wrong with focusing on what you do best – which is how the Bandersnatch’s singer-guitarist, Dave Blenkinsopp, sees his band’s newfound musical commitment.

e play high energy funk,” said Blenkinsopp. “We used to be a little more diverse in what we did, because we all love ska, we all love rock – but what people reacted the most strongly to is the funk stuff.” That focus will be clear from the first chord of the band’s performance at this year’s Tent Party and St. Paddy’s Day Pub Cralw, in downtown South Bend – which marks the Bandersnatch’s first appearance there. “The covers that we do range from James Brown, to Daft Punk, to Cee Lo Green, to Stevie Wonder, to Parliament. It’s the four corners of funk, with soul roots. It’s almost all just a high energy type of funk,” he said. To some degree, Blenkinsopp feels that a little serendipity dictated the shift in direction, as well. Formed in 2011, the band’s current configuration

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of Blenkinsopp, Ray Barham (keyboards), Nate Crawford (bass, background vocals) and John Kenny (drums) has been playing together since last May. “Before that (time), we had a horn section that went by the wayside,” said Blenkinsopp. “We’re working on reassembling it, but now, we’re a tight, smaller unit – which is good, in some ways.”

into playing that until halfway through (its existence),” said Blenkinsopp. “By the late ‘90s, that’s all I really wanted to play, and Orange had gotten funkier by then.” By 2001-02, Blenkinsopp moved back to South Bend – having tired of the California lifestyle, and determined to establish those four corners of funk as his future musical home.

In other ways, Blenkinsopp’s renewed commitment to funk is a second homecoming. He started out locally in the early 1990s with the New Earth Blues Band – which played in a Grateful Dead/ Rolling Stones style – before moving to California.

My mind was made up: I was going to put a funk band together,” said Blenkinsopp. “It was just time to come back. I was living in L.A. (thinking), ‘OK, do I wanna wake up at 60, doing this? I don’t know.’ I’d been gone for almost 10 years.”

Once established in the Golden State, Blenkinsopp recorded and toured with an alternative rock band, Orange, and Unorthodox, a funk/hip-hop band.

Looking beyond the Tent Party, Blenkinsopp and company are planning to record some originals – again, taking that signature notion of “high energy funk” as the starting point, and putting in a few twists along the way.

“Orange was more of a rock band – we always had a funk groove, but I didn’t really get

took high energy ska, and translated it all into funk, it would be like that. It’s a little James Brown-y, a little bit of the Clash, a little bit of Stevie Wonder, hopefully – and a lot of groove to it,” he said. With eight to 10 originals worked up, Blenkinsopp is confident that the resulting effort will be a full-length album. Once that project’s completed, he expects the Bandersnatch to raise its profile the old-fashioned way – working the Midwest, one city or town at a time. “We’re going to start venturing out, when our schedule dictates – in California, it’s either L.A., San Francisco, or San Diego,” said Blenkinsopp. “Here, you can do a gig, and come home, rather than having it all be one huge trip. As long as I’m playing in front of people, the more, the merrier.”

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Phineas Gage Band Shooting For A Big Year By Ralph Heibutzki

Whether you’re learning somebody else’s song, or writing your own, the objective is always the same, as the Phineas Gage Band’s singer and guitarist, Matt Teters, happily attests. “A lot of our covers, we consider our own music,” said Teters. “We do a version of (the Beatles’) ‘Come Together,’ that is very much our version. I think we do a good job of reproducing this music, even without big production values.” The band plans an upbeat party set for its upcoming DTSB (Downtown South Bend) Tent Party show, which marks Phineas Gage’s first time there – hopefully, on a decent weather day. “I’m just dreading it being 40 degrees and snowing, or something like that,” said Teters, laughing. “Two years ago, it was 75 degrees, and incredible. Last year, it was rainy, and horrible. It was not ideal.” Look for songs from Cee Lo Green, Daft Punk, and the Killers – plus well-chosen bookends from the ‘60s (The Beatles, The Doors) and the ‘80s (“Video Killed The Radio Star,” by the Buggles). Vocalist Mia Foster plays a major part in making the band’s show so distinctive, especially when she tackles songs associated with male voices – such as The Black Crowes’ “Remedy,” for instance. “They’re songs you don’t necessarily expect a woman to sing, but she does a good job with those,” said Teters. “She has an opera background, so she’s got a range. We don’t approach things like your standard cover band.” Phineas Gage’s core frontline of Teters, Foster, Peter Barnes (bassist) and John “Kats” Katsaropoulos (drummer) will get additional reinforcement from Aim Bennet (vocals) and Richard Daly (guitar/ keyboards) – who played with the band last year, but returned to finish his education in Ireland.

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However, Daly is flying in for the show, adding an extra jolt of energy to the band’s double female vocal frontline. “She’s (Bennet) got a real rock n roll voice and awesome stage presence – she’ll be joining Mia as featured vocalist. He’s (Daly) a guy that you want onstage, because he’s got so much energy,” said Teters. The band will also play a handful of originals in preparation for a midsummer CD release. Teters describes the band’s own material as “energetic, upbeat and melody-driven,” with a similar vibe to Wilco, and Spoon. Having stockpiled about 50 originals, there’s plenty of room to whittle things down – but that’s fine by Teters, if the end result is good. “I’m kind of the guy that does all the arrangements, and the recording – they’re (bandmates) always, (saying), ‘Well, why don’t we do this?’ I’ll be (saying), ‘I don’t think we’re quite ready yet.’ But I think we’re getting there now,” he said. As Teters acknowledges, balancing originals and covers is a necessity, because every venue’s requirements are different. However, the addition of female voices – first, with Foster, and now, with Bennet – has created fresh options that weren’t possible when the band started in 2008. “There’s songs that we’ve played 100 times, and it wasn’t until the one hundred and first time that it came together: ‘OK, this is working,’” said Teters. “We were mainly a three-piece, but now that we have a woman’s voice to put in there, that changes the entire equation.” That equation gets trickier when people press for comparisons – which Teters takes in stride, for one obvious reason. “It’s really hard to describe your own music sometimes,” said Teters, laughing. “There’s songs written in fairly standard formats. There’s nothing experimental or crazy about it. We’re just trying to come up with strong melodies that catch people. We think it’s working.”

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smiths - mishawaka Three Italian nuns die and go to heaven. At the Pearly Gates, they are met by St. Peter. He says, “Sisters, you all led such exemplary lives that the Lord is granting you six months to go back to earth and be anyone you wish to be.” The first nun says, “I want to be Sophia Loren;” And *poof* she’s gone. The second says, “I want to be Madonna and *poof* she’s gone. The third says, “I want to be Sara Pipalini..” St. Peter looks perplexed. “Who?” he asked. “Sara Pipalini,” replies the nun. St. Peter shakes his head and says, “I’m sorry, but that name just doesn’t ring a bell.” The nun then takes a newspaper out of her habit and hands it to St. Peter . St. Peter reads the paper and starts laughing. He hands it back to her and says. “No sister, the paper says it was the ‘Sahara Pipeline’ that was laid by 1,400 men in 6 months.” ________________________

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One day, an old lady went to the Bank of Canada with a large bag full of money. The old lady insisted on speaking to the president of the Bank in order to open a savings account because, she said, she had a lot of money. After much discussion an employee took her to the office of the president. The president of the Bank asked her how much she wanted to deposit. She said $165,000. Curious, he asked her how she had saved such a large sum of money. The old lady said she made bets. The president, quite surprised, asked: “Which kind of bets?” The old lady said: “For example, I bet you $25,000 that your testicles are square”. The president started to laugh and pointed out that this kind of bet was impossible to win! The old lady replied: “Would you like to make a bet?” “Certainly”, answered the president, “I can guarantee you that my testicles are not square”. The old lady said to him: “Given the size of the bet, I’ll come back tomorrow at 10am with my lawyer as a witness, if it’s alright with you”. “No problem” said the president. That evening, the president became very nervous about the bet and spent a long time in front of his mirror examining his testicles, turning them in all directions, again and again, in order to make sure that his testicles could not be seen as square and therefore be sure to win this bet. On the next day, 10am sharp, the old ladyarrived with her lawyer at the office of the president. The president then dropped his trousers so that she and her lawyer could see everything. The old lady came closer and asked him if she could touch them. “Of course please do!” said the president, given the fact that there was so much money involved, “you must be 100% sure.” The lady, smiling, started to do so, The president looked up to see the lawyer banging his head against the wall. He asked the old lady “What is he doing?” She answered: “It’s probably because I bet him $100,000 that around 10am today, I would be holding the testicles of the president of the Bank of Canada in my hands!” ______________________________

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A Soldier came to a fork in the road and saw a nun standing there. He asked her, “Please Sister, may I hide under your skirts for a few minutes. I’ll explain WHY later.” The nun agreed to his request.

Shortly thereafter, the two Military Police came running along and asked her if she had seen a soldier running down the road. She replied, “He went that way.” After the MPs disappeared, the soldier crawled out from under her skirt And said, “I can’t thank you enough Sister, but you see I don’t want to go to war.” The nun said she can fully understand the fear. The soldier added, “I hope you don’t think me rude or impertinent, but you have the most beautiful pair of legs I’ve ever seen. The nun replied, “If you had looked a little higher, you would have seen themost beautiful pair of balls you’ve ever seen! I don’t want to go to war either.”

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