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Convict A murderer, imprisoned for life, broke free after 15 years and was on the run. He broke into a house and tied up the young couple he found in the bedroom; the man to a chair on one side of the room and his wife to the bed. The helpless husband watched him get on the bed, straddle his wife and start to nuzzle her neck. His wife started to move her head violently, at which the man got up and left the room. The husband squirmed the chair across the room to his young wife and hissed, “Darling, I saw him kissing you. He probably hasn’t seen a woman in years. Please cooperate. If he wants to have sex, just go along with it and even pretend you like it. Whatever you do don’t fight him or make him mad. Our lives may depend on it!” “Darling,” the wife said, spitting out her gag. “I’m so relieved you feel that way. He wasn’t kissing me, he was whispering to me. He told me he thinks you’re really cute and asked if we kept the Vaseline in the bathroom.”

A 7 and a 4 Year Old A 7 year old and a 4 year old are upstairs in their bedroom. “You know what?, “says the 7 year old, “I think it’s about time we started swearing.” The 4 year old nods his head in approval. “When we go downstairs for breakfast I’m gonna say ‘hell’ and you say ‘ass’, O.K.?” “O.K.” the 4 year old agrees with enthusiasm. The mother walks into the kitchen and asks the 7 year old what he wants for breakfast. “Aw, hell Mom, I guess I’ll have some Cheerios.” WHACK!! He flew out of his chair, tumbled across the kitchen floor, got up and ran upstairs crying his eyes out. She looked at the 4 year old and asked with a stern voice, “And what do YOU want for breakfast, young man?” “I don’t know,” he blubbers, “but you can bet your ass it won’t be Cheerios.”

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hen John Hall opened Goose Island Clybourn Brewpub in 1988 in Lincoln Park, a neighborhood within Chicago, Illinois, mass produced beer was the most popular brew around. However, the reception of a brewery featuring year-round and seasonal craft beer was quite favorable in Chicago and before long Goose Island had won their first award, Silver for Wheat Beer at the Great American Beer Festival in 1989. The brewery has expanded in the 23 years since its opening and now satisfies quality beer

this deal, it’s seen as essential for the continued growth of this increasingly popular Midwest brewery. The original Goose Island Clybourn Brewpub has over 20 different beers available each day and brews 50 types of beer each year. It quickly became apparent that there was a strong market in Chicago for local craft beer, which obviously worked towards Goose Island’s benefit. The Goose Island Fulton Street Brewery was built in 1996 by both original owner John Hall and his son, Gregory. The Fulton Street location will package 22 types of beer this year and this location also became so popular that a third and final brewery opened in 1999, one block from Wrigley

brewpub in Wrigleyville serves more typical bar food like burgers and fries. Both eateries are supported by local farmers who often use the same wheat and grain once used to make beer to feed their animals; these breweries are well known for their food as well as their beer. However, the food will always come in second where this beer is concerned. Fulton Street Brewery LLC (the legal name of Goose Island Brewing) currently provides beer to 27 different states and 4 separate countries. Goose Island has won over 100 awards over the course of the last 13 years and the rate of recognition shows no signs of slowing down. Their brews run the entire gamut

The brewery has expanded in the 23 years since its opening and now satisfies quality beer drinkers from all over the world. drinkers from all over the world. The recent acquisition of Goose Island by Anheuser-Busch has thrown this oncesmall pub back into the spotlight and while not everyone is thrilled about pg 8

Field. The Wrigleyville hot spot serves over 12 types of brews each day, along with lunch and dinner. While the Clybourn location provides specialty foods such as duck and rabbit, the

on taste as well, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Bourbon County Stout, Bourbon County Coffee, Night Stalker, Demolition Golden Ale and Big John make up the Extreme Ale section May 2011

of the Goose Island family and they are typically all dark and dense beers with heavy hops. The bourbon-flavored coffee taste is created from brewing beans from one of Chicago’s finest roasters, Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea. But if the Extreme Ales don’t please your palate there are plenty more to choose from. The Vintage Reserve Ales, known as Juliet, Madame Rose and Lolita, are all Belgian Style Ales fermented in various types of wine barrels and they are only served in specific locations. They are fruity or spicy but always complex and ideal for drinkers seeking a refreshing and crisp taste to their standard ale. The other Vintage Ales, Sofie, Matilda, Fleur, Pere Jacques and Pepe Nero, are more widely available than the Reserves Ales and are brewed with such flavors as vanilla, citrus, hibiscus and even black peppercorn. If your tastes are more classic than vintage, you’ll still be able to imbibe. Honkers Ale, India Pale Ale, Summertime Ale, Harvest Ale and the seasonal Mild Winter and Christmas Ale are all tried and true tastes that have proven their drinkability year after year. There’s also the Green Line and the most well-known and popular of Goose Island brews, the iconic 312 Urban Wheat Ale that has won the Gold Medal for English Style Summer Ale at the Great American Beer Festival three times in the last five years. The 312 has a

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This craft beer will simply be more readily available to those who enjoy it and that’s a win-win for everyone involved. spicy aroma of Cascade hops but the taste is smooth, crisp and refreshing. Served best in a tall glass, this beverage pairs well with salads, fish and cheese but is also just as enjoyable on its own. When Anheuser-Busch announced on March 28, 2011 that they had reached an agreement with Fulton Street Brewing LLC to purchase the majority equity stake from its founders and investors, the news reverberated throughout the craft beer loving community. While the acquisition has been met with mixed reviews, it’s clear that such a merger will play a crucial role in the expansion and development of the brand. Production will still be based in Chicago and the famous brewing recipes will remain the same, so beer lovers won’t be sacrificing taste or quality. This craft beer will simply be more readily available to those who enjoy it and that’s a winwin for everyone involved.

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That Place

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Mishawaka’s New Neighborhood Hangout By: Lisa Trimboli


ishawaka residents have a new neighborhood hangout with a promising chance of becoming your new home away from home. Depending on your locale you may be just a short bike ride (or walk!) away. Tucked into the corner of 6th and Spring Street is That Place Bar & Grill, which just had their soft opening on March 2nd, 2011. If you want to avoid the boisterous college scene of South Bend and mellow out with a nice tall cold one, shoot some pool with your best drinking buddies, enjoy a scrumptious meal or just want a new place to take the bike out to this season, consider it mission accomplished. “It’s more of a laidback family-oriented bar,” says owner Tim Hann. That Place is a 100% family-run establishment right down to their bartenders, giving it a warm, welcoming and relaxed family atmosphere. Unlike most businesses that only care about the bottom line, That Place Bar & Grill is focused on their patron’s satisfaction level each and every time they walk through the door and ridiculously priced cover charges and so-called “drink specials” costing an arm and a leg pg 12

aren’t what they have in mind. Treating patrons with respect and endorsing a light-hearted atmosphere is of utmost importance to Hann and his family, right down to the women’s bathrooms. Hann says women are impressed with how clean and kempt the bathroom is, a definite plus in a world where you can’t escape a public bathroom without at least one woman complaining how unsanitary it is. According to Hann, the comments are pouring in and they’ve all been positive, from the bathroom facilities to the friendliness of the staff to the overall cleanliness of the building. Hann will do everything in his power to keep those positive comments flowing along with the brew.

That Place Bar & Grill is looking forward to their grand opening the night of Saturday, May 7th, 2011

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With a consistent clientele base already locked down in less than two months of opening, That Place Bar & Grill is looking forward to their grand opening the night of Saturday, May 7th, 2011. Local rock band House Arrest from Mishawaka will be playing and the backyard patio (weather permitting), complete with horseshoe pits and corn hole, will be open for

That Place is a 100% familyrun establishment right down to their bartenders, giving it a warm, welcoming and relaxed family atmosphere.

hands-down the best brew specials in town. Sundays are $2.50 25oz. mugs, Mondays are $1 12oz. drafts, Tuesdays are $5 pitchers, Wednesdays are $1.25 domestics, Thursdays are 6 for $12 domestics, Fridays are $1.25 12oz. mugs and Saturdays are 6 for $12 domestics. On the menu is a wide variety of your favorite foods at price you can’t refuse including but not limited to four-piece mozzarella sticks for $3.25, 8-piece wings for $5 with your choice of barbecue, mild or hot sauce, ten-piece breaded mushrooms for $3.25 and jalapeño poppers for $3.50. If you’re looking for more than just appetizers try Hann’s favorite pick, juicy hamburgers that are always made fresh for just $3 and cheeseburgers for just $3.25. Baskets are also available including a 4-piece chicken dinner with fries and coleslaw for $6.75. Looking forward, Hann’s goals for the future include formulating weekly theme days (a bike night is definitely in the works) and to “give back to the community for all their support for helping us get up and running,” he says. At the heart of the passion and pride taken in That Place Bar & Grill is a family compassionate about doing what is in their power to give back to the community and boost the economy. That Place Bar & Grill is located at 300 W. 6th Street in Mishawaka. They are open from 11am-1:30am Sunday through Thursday and from 11am-3am Friday and Saturday. Find them on Facebook for a full menu selection, drink specials, photos and up-to-date information on all the exciting events unfolding this summer as they rise from humble beginnings to your new favorite hometown bar.

summer; so start lining up those horseshoe teams and planning your corn hole league. Inside a pool table and dart boards are already available for use. The night will bring plenty of giveaways courtesy of Budweiser (be prepared for some surprises!) and is just the brink of events to follow throughout the course of the summer. “Poker Run” is a bike run breast cancer charity event scheduled for May 28th, 2011. House Arrest will be in the “house” again providing entertainment. Routine entertainment plans have already been solidified with Saturdays being devoted to karaoke nights when a band is not scheduled to play. You can’t miss That Place’s unbeatable drink specials, May 2011

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Bank Robber After a long two-week criminal trial in a high profile bank robbery case, the jury finally ended its 14 hours of deliberations and entered the courtroom to deliver its verdict to the judge. The judge turns to the jury foreman and asks, “Has the jury reached a verdict in this case?” “Yes, your honor,” the foreman responded. “Would you please pass it to me,” the judge declared, as he motioned for the bailiff to retrieve the verdict slip from the foreman and deliver it to him. After the judge reads the verdict himself, he delivers the verdict slip back to his bailiff to be returned to the foreman and instructs the foreman, “Please read your verdict to the court.” “We find the defendant NOT GUILTY of all four counts of bank robbery,” stated the foreman. The family and friends of the defendant jump for joy at the sound of the “not guilty” verdict and hug each other as they shout expressions of divine gratitude. The defendant’s attorney turns to his client and asks, “So, what do you think about that?” The defendant looks around the courtroom slowly with a bewildered look on his face and then turns to his defense attorney and says, “I’m real confused here. Does this mean that I have to return the money?

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Who knew going to the bar an enjoying an ice cold beer could win you a trip to New Orleans. Well, that’s the case with a new promotion being launched by Bud Light and the UFC. The two are teaming up to offer up a sweepstakes promotion called the Battle of the Bayou. Those entering to win could do so via Facebook, Snap Tag and through On-Premise Viewing Parties at the bar. So what does this big prize consist of? For starters, the winner will receive a trip for two to the Big Easy for a three-day, two-night Bud Light UFC fan experience unlike any other. This Prize Package includes round trip airfare for the winner and one guest, transfers to and from airport and event venue, double occupancy hotel accommodation for two nights, access to exclusive Bud Light UFC events including pre-fight weigh-in, an exclusive concert, meet-and-greets with UFC personalities and tickets to Saturday night’s fight card. The trip is set for September 16th to September 18th. Want to enter? The best way is to go to a participating bar in your area which for us includes Buffalo Wild Wings Michigan City, Buffalo Wild Wings Grape Road, Buffalo Wild Wings Elkhart, Hooter’s and the Tilted Kilt, and sign up for the sweepstakes during one of their UFC pay per view events. The Uhaps crew will be at the designated bars in full swing getting patrons to sign up for this opportunity of a weekend full of fun in the Big Easy. At these participating bars you may find “octagon-side” seating areas to make you feel like you are watching the show from the front row. They may also offer bucket specials of Bud Light with the new promotional Bud Light UFC Aluminum Bottles. Like Port Paradise, Shoot for the Championship, and the Bud Light Hotel, this is another way to pg 16

turn fun, promos into consumers’ chance to experience Bud Light like a VIP. Can’t make it to one of those bars or simply want another way to enter? Just go to Bud Light’s Facebook page and sign up there. First, you have to “like” their page and then there will be a tab which will be the primary point for the sweepstakes entry. The application will be easy and while on their page you can find exclusive Bud Light UFC content that will be featured throughout the sweepstakes. Another way to enter is through Snaptag, an app you may have on your iphone or smart phone where you simply take an image of the barcode of one of those special Bud Light UFC Aluminum Bottles and it will register you into the sweepstakes. Snaptag locations will be at a variety of liquor store, beer distributors near you, to find them look for posters, signs and other information regarding this sweepstakes. Start entering the sweepstakes on May 2nd for a chance to see UFC live in New Orleans. The deadline to register through the on-premise promotions is July 1st. For more information, check out Bud Light’s Facebook page or go to these local bars listed below.

Viewing Parties Buffalo Wild Wings Grape Road (South Bend) Buffalo Wild Wings Elkhart

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Man: So, what do you do for a living? Woman: I’m a female impersonator. Man: If I could rearrange the alphabet, I’d put you between F and CK Woman: If I could rearrange the alphabet, I’d put you before GLY Man: Hey baby, what’s your sign? Woman: Do not enter. Man: How do you like your eggs in the morning? Woman: Unfertilized

How to Reject Cheesy Pickup Lines Man: Haven’t I seen you some place before? Woman: Yes, that’s why I don’t go there anymore. Man: Is this seat empty? Woman: Yes, and this one will be too, if you sit down.

Man: What would you say if I asked you to marry me? Woman: Nothing. I can’t talk and laugh at the same time! Man: Do you think it was fate which brought us together? Woman: Nah, it was plain bad luck! Man: Any Generic Pick Up Line Woman: “I like your approach, now let’s see your departure.”

Man: Your place or mine? Woman: Both. You go to yours, and I’ll go to mine. latitude 24 - westville

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American Tourist An American tourist went into a restaurant in a Spanish provincial city for dinner, and asked to be served the specialty of the house. When the dish arrived, he asked what kind of meat it contained. “Senor, these are the cojones,” the waiter replied. “The what, you say?” exclaimed the tourist. “They are the testicles of the bull killed in the ring today,” explained the waiter. The tourist gulped but tasted the dish anyway, and found it delicious. Returning the following evening, he asked for the same dish. After he finished the meal, the tourist commented to the waiter: “Today’s cojones are much saltier and smaller than the ones I had yesterday.” “True, senor,” agreed the waiter. “You see the bull, he does not always lose.”

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Eddie Money

Michiana Demands, “Show me the Money!” By: Ralph Heibutzki


rowing up in New York City, Eddie Money was well aware that his family expected him to become a police officer, like his father. But young Eddie Mahoney quickly realized that police academy life didn’t agree with him. “I was looking at my dad, who was always grumpy – I couldn’t see myself in a uniform, with short hair, for 20 years of my life,” said Money. “I said, ‘Am I gonna be in a uniform, and listen to my old man bitching at me for the next 20 years? Forget about it!’ So I quit the police department, moved out to California, and then I got a record deal.” Adopting Berkeley, CA as his hometown – and Money as his stage name – he quickly gained a powerful ally in the late promoter Bill Graham, who signed him to his management company. That experience led to a banner year in 1977, when his self-titled first album yielded two smashes in “Two Tickets To Paradise,” and “Baby Hold On,” which remain cornerstones of his shows to this day. “I think you’re gonna like the set – it’s more entertaining,” said Money. “It’s not just, ‘wham, bam, thank you ma’am.’ It’s a different kind of show. When you’ve had so many hits, it’s easy to write a setlist.” Money will bring those multiple hits with him on Thursday, May 12, to Club Fever, 222 S. Michigan Ave., South Bend, IN. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $23 at the door, which opens at 6 p.m. (patrons must be 21 and older to enter). For information, call (574) 234-5200, or visit As far as the show goes, Money promises a mixture of hits like “Take Me Home Tonight” – a duet with Ronnie Spector that went Top Ten in 1986 – and songs known to longtime fans, like “The Big Crash”. “Not everything was a hit single (back) in the day,” said Money. “Songs like ‘The Big Crash,’ ‘Wanna Be A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star,’ ‘You Really Got A Hold Of Me’ – we got a lot of airplay with those songs.” Although many fans associate Money with his ‘70s and ‘80s charttoppers, he maintained a foothold in the Top 40 through 1992 with his last major hit, “I’ll Get By.” But Money keeps finding different ways to branch out – notably, in new singles like “One More Soldier Coming Home,” which he also expects to play in South Bend. The song’s lyric portrays a young man who doesn’t return from his military service overseas, and – like many songs associated with Money – sprung from simple observation. “I’d meet so many people on the T-shirt line with kids in the military, men and women serving our country,” said Money. “This couple showed a picture of this beautiful girl in an Army uniform – she got killed in a Jeep accident. I felt so sorry for these parents that we decided to come up with this song, ‘One More Soldier,’ written by a friend of mine. I’m donating the money to the (National) Fallen Heroes Foundation.” (Visit for further details.) Money also looks forward to reviving a Broadway musical – entitled “Two Tickets To Paradise,” naturally enough – which appeared in 2009. “We’re going to put that back out. We did it off-Broadway, and sold out a place for a couple of weeks, called pg 20

the Dix Hills Performing Arts Center – that was very good,” said Money. “I do what I can. I still love to work, and I’m glad that I make a lot of people happy.” That point made, Money sees the generational wheel turning in some interesting ways. “Now that I’m in my early 60s, a lot of parents grew up with rock ‘n’ roll,” said Money. “Now, all these kids are having kids, and when I go to these gigs, I have young college kids into my music – and little kids knowing the words to ‘Take Me Home Tonight.’ It’s really amazing.”

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Jeremy Buck & The Bang: One Triumph after another...


eremy Buck knows something about turning minor triumphs into bigger ones, as his official biography attests. As a nine-year-old, Buck sold a cow at the county fair for $600, which enabled him to spend most of the proceeds on a drumkit. “That was pretty funny. I didn’t know, at the time, what it was gonna lead to,” said Buck, laughing. “It’s like the old adage, ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way.’ It’s funny how that works. But if you really want it (any goal) bad enough, you can find a way, as long as you don’t give up.” Buck (guitars, keyboards, vocals) is currently barnstorming the U.S. with longtime cohorts Joel Geist (bass, vocals), Chris Hanna (guitars, vocals) and a new drummer, Ryan Krieger. As Jeremy Buck & The Bang, the band has two key local dates ahead – including Friday, May 6, at Casey’s Lanes, 610 Colfax Ave., LaPorte, IN. For information, call (219) 362-1571. The other date is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at The Blarney Stone, 113 E. Wayne St., South Bend, IN. For details, call (574) 283-0452, or visit the band’s website, Expect a generous airing of material from the newly-completed fourth album, You Are A Star, plus a cross-section of older keynote songs. “It’s rock ‘n’ roll, with a hint of the disco style,” said Buck. “We also have some songs that are May 2011

alt country, (and) Americana. It’s a nice blend of styles that we fuse together as Jeremy Buck & The Bang. We just try to live in the moment when we’re onstage, and everybody’s part of it.” The band followed a similar philosophy in recording its new album. “We took those songs on the road (first) – it’s a different process from where we got the record done, went out, and basically learned what we did (in the studio),” said Buck. “We didn’t give a chance for the songs to evolve. We made the decision in the editing room.” Road-testing material is a time-honored rock ‘n’ roll tradition, and – now that Buck and company have experienced it – seems likely to play a role on the next album. “We had some time to get a feel for the song, and let the song develop. I think it’s a good process, because you just let the song breathe a little bit, you know? I think we’ve found a good balance that way,” he said. With the recording behind him, Buck’s next challenge is figuring out where the new album stands in today’s one-click world. “Because of everybody’s customized playlists, they just want that one song they like, and don’t want to listen to anything else,” said Buck. “But there are a handful that do. I’ve got some songs we might release after this album that are just singles, just to get ‘em out – and

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maybe work on another (album) collection.” However, Buck doesn’t feel flummoxed by the implications of downloading, because he’s torn up his life’s plan once before. Buck first came to Purdue University on a baseball scholarship, which he pursued between classwork and gigs – until an injury changed everything. “I was sitting on the hospital bed, going, ‘I ended up here, and I’ve gotta figure out something to fall back on. If I can’t be a pro baseball player, I might as well be a rock star,’” he said, laughing. The irony of falling back on the uncertainty of the professional musician’s lifestyle isn’t exactly lost on Buck, but once he made up his mind, conceding his dream wasn’t on the agenda. That realization crystallized during a tour for his band’s second album, Fool’s Gold (2007), which found them opening for Blues Traveler at a 5,000-seat venue in Idaho. “About halfway through that show, we took the crowd from not knowing us, to, ‘We just killed it,’” said Buck. “The crowd was going nuts, and I was thinking, ‘Wow, this is what I wanna do the rest of my life, right here. This is what it’s all about.’”

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Hillbilly Herald

hirty seconds into his Michiana T Entertainer interview proves all the time that Hillbilly Herald’s frontman,

Enter The Rock ‘n’ Roll Gauntlet By: Ralph Heibutzki

Those qualities have been winning over fans for the Los Angeles-based band, which coalesced in 2008 around the partnership of Herald and guitarist Mark “The Cat” Hill. The pair quickly found kindred spirits in bassist Adam Wolf, and drummer Kevin Kapler, with two basic missions: to bring back the spirit of their inspirations, while adding a strong dose of contemporary high energy. “This is my thing: everybody’s harping on, ‘rock ‘n’ roll is dead,’ or, ‘rock ‘n’ roll is dying,” said Herald. “Well, you know what? We’re out there doing it, and we’re the next generation. I thought, ‘Who’s killing rock ‘n’ roll?’ It’s not me, ‘cause I’m out there doing it.” And don’t get Herald started about current radio, as he learned himself from calling an area request line. “I was getting emails, saying, ‘We’ve requested your material – they say they don’t have it,’ which I sent over,” said Herald. “So they have it. I called myself, and they said, ‘We’re getting some requests, but we’re not really familiar with it.’ Everything’s become so corporate, that they can’t even tell you the truth – the request line’s absolutely useless. We’re going to be listening to Lady Gaga until people stand up and say, ‘Hey, we want to hear some rock ‘n’ roll.’” Fans will hear the case for themselves at Hillbilly Herald’s “Comin’ Home” show, which is set for Friday, June 10, at Mr. G’s Restaurant & Lounge, 708 Lincolnway West, Osceola, IN. For more information, call (574) 674-6362, or visit the band’s website, Herald looks forward to seeing the homegrown people and places that set him on his current path. “I just want to make music, and bring it to pg 22

Jimmy Herald, needs to explain why he’s not satisfied with today’s music scene – and how he hopes to go about correcting By: Ralph the imbalances. “We are keeping it Heibutzki (rock ‘n’ roll) true to our roots – it’s more of a Bob Seger, early AC/DC, Aerosmith vibe that we bring,” said Herald, by phone from Florida. “We put on a show. We don’t tune By: Ralph Heibutzki our guitars, we don’t stop and talk to you about political things. You’re there to escape for an hour and a half, and that’s what we offer.”

the people. Elkhart was begging for it, begging for it, so I took it upon myself to put on this show, promote this show. This is my gift to Elkhart,” he said. “Less” has never been an option for Herald, who considers the band’s first album a milestone in capturing its unapologetic hard rock crunch – aided by Brian Carlstorm, who’s recorded Alice In Chains, White Zombie, and The Offspring. “We ran it through tape, live, in one room. We did it the way you’re supposed to do a record. We didn’t go into a bedroom, put it on Pro Tools, slap it together, and send it out there,” he said. Future priorities include recording an EP with equally noted metal producer, Chris Baseford, and landing a major tour to gain wider exposure – something that should get easier, if one of the several major labels courting the band signs them. No matter what happens, Herald vows to keep the no-holds-barred honesty that drives his songwriting. “My dad was a bank robber and a fugitive, and I grew up dealing with all of that stuff,” said Herald. “All those songs are things that have happened to me in my life. Every lyric means something.” For Herald, the proof comes in fan emails recounting how his lyrics got them through hard times. “Doing music saved my life, because I poured it all into that, instead of taking it out on everybody else,” said Herald. “You can go to a psychiatrist, and he’s going to give his opinion. Or you can write it down, scream about it, and help everybody else – instead of it just being you getting help. I’m helping other people, I think.”

May 2011

Michiana Mix

By: Ralph Heibutzki


ichiana’s latest entry into the local club scene knows a thing or two about rockin’ the house – in this case, the fast-paced, electronic dance music that exploded out of Chicago, IL, during the 1980s, and rapidly took the world by storm. That’s DJ MIA’s first musical love, but she’s equally savvy about how to get a crowd moving, when they’re in the mood for something else. “The difference (between a good and bad DJ) is reading your crowd, and making sure that the people are happy. If that means switching up your style a little bit, that’s what you have to do. Pleasing the crowd is the biggest thing,” she said. Some nights, that’s easier said than done, but like her peers, DJ MIA (Mia Molsby) always aims to please. “One person’s preference is another person’s dislike, that’s what I’ve learned out of this – what I think is the greatest music, people don’t think so, and vice versa,” said Molsby, laughing. From 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Thursdays, and 10 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Saturdays, Molsby holds down a regular DJ gig at Jay’s Lounge, 3025 S. 11th St., Niles – where she got her start, about 18 months ago. “Basically, an opportunity arose for me through somebody at Jay’s Lounge. They gave me the opportunity to come in, use their equipment, and try it out,” she said. Just as DJ MIA emerged, Club Fever’s resident spinmaster, DJ CK-1, came along to give Molsby some in-depth grounding and mentoring. “He By:me Ralph Heibutzkihis actually has vinyl in his house, in his studio. He took underneath wing and said, ‘I can teach you the ropes here,’” she said. Asked what she learned from DJ CK-1, Molsby responded: “The simplest things – even beat matching (of) BPMs (beats per minute), making sure your levels are correct, and obviously, the thing (art) of mixing.” Other influences include Amanda Trevino, of Grand Rapids, the first female DJ that Molsby has ever met. “Well, I’m not going to lie – it May 2011

is intimidating, because you do get the extra label,” said Molsby. “It’s something you have to stand up for, as the only female around. It’s just about reaching your goals. You do have to stand a little tough. You’ve got to have a tough skin in this industry. It happens with any DJ, regardless of gender, but it does make a little bit of difference, I think.” Molsby’s playlist ranges from electrodance and house rockers like David Guetta, to the more hip-hop-oriented turf of 50 Cent, and Timbaland. That menu is naturally subject to adjustment, depending on the kind of crowd she happens to encounter. “Obviously, people around here want to hear Top 40 – Jay’s Lounge isn’t quite the club atmosphere,” she said. If a crowd isn’t appreciating her playlist, Molsby’s got some tried-andtrue icebreakers to get them moving again. “That’d be throwing on something old school, something that can reach everybody – anything from Bobby Brown, ‘My Prerogative,’ (or) ‘This Is How We Do It,’ from Montell Jordan,” said Molsby. “Just something random that grabs the crowd, and grabs everybody. It (a cold night) happens here and there, that’s for sure.” (To book DJ MIA, email: When she’s not onstage, Molsby works as a server in the restaurant industry, which she’s done for roughly 10 years. Always ready to branch out, Molsby’s recent gigs have included weddings, and – more recently – Niles High School dances. Molsby is currently studying marketing at Southwestern Michigan College, which she sees as one more way of realizing her long-term goals. “My thing is, I am where I am right now – if this thing takes me somewhere greater than this, I am totally for it,” said Molsby. “As any person knows, you have to have a plan B – but I wouldn’t mind becoming a huge success, and going into the bigger cities. I would like to be ambitious, that’s what I’ll say. I’d like to be a successful DJ.”

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Larry “Uncle Lar” Reeb

It’s a Sick World By: Ralph Heibutzki


e’s sick and he’s twisted, but there’s no time to recover when the jokes fly – which is how Chicago-based comedian Larry Reeb has operated for 30-plus years now. “I do a lot of jokes, three or four jokes a minute, twisted stuff,” said Reeb, also known as Uncle Lar. “Uncle Lar is the ‘black sheep uncle’. He’s the uncle in the family that kids like to see come, but the parents cringe. That’s what the character is.” As Reed proudly recalls, he developed his style when major comedy clubs were few and far between. “We did discos. They would stop the disco music, and we’d stand under the big ball. It was usually terrible, but it builds you up,” said Reeb. “We’d do it anywhere – strip joints, biker bars, old folks’ homes. I’ve done every kind of place you can imagine.” Now working about 40 to 45 weeks per year on the road, Reeb has come a long way from those mirror ball days – but he wouldn’t trade the grounding that they gave him. “A lot of younger guys just work comedy clubs – it’s easier, people are polite, and if anybody heckles ‘em, they’ll get all upset,” said Reeb. “When I started, there was no crowd control in half these places. If they were yelling at you, you to handle it yourself, so nothing bothers me. I opened for Elvis Costello, and some girl yelled out, ‘You’re not Elvis!’ I said, ‘You’re not Priscilla, either, so shut the hell up!’” Reeb will perform Friday and Saturday, May 27-28, at Laugh Comedy Club’s new location at Villa Mcree in Toscana Park , 225 Toscana Blvd, Granger, IN. For more information, call (574) 299-9999, or visit online at: www.laughcomedyclub. com. Other details are available from Reeb’s website, “I used to do the Funnybone for a long time – once a year, till the time it was closed. A lot of clubs used to go Tuesday through Sunday, like the Funnybone,” said Reeb. “Now, a lot of ‘em are just (running on) weekends.” The late George Carlin and Rodney Dangerfield gave Reeb all the inspiration he needed to make comedy his calling. “My sister got me the Class Clown album (by Carlin), when I was 13 or 14, and I loved that – (including) ‘The Seven Words You Can’t Say On Television’ (routine),” said Reeb. “I loved Rodney Dangerfield, too – he had the catch phrase, the look, and the one-liners.” Reeb has fond memories of his appearance on “Opening Night At Rodney’s Place” (1989), one of four specials that Dangerfield did for HBO, which is also available on DVD. “He was pretty depressed, but naturally funny – he was just crazy,” said Reeb, laughing. “We were with him at the Tropicana (club), and he lit a joint, right at the bar. He goes, ‘Well, I’m a big draw. When you’re a big draw, you can sleep with the chairman’s daughter, and he’ll ask how it was.’ Which is about right – when you’re big, you can get away with anything.” Reeb also works his hometown about a dozen times per year, between regular appearances on “The Bob And Tom Show,” which has become one of his biggest showcases. “That is almost better than TV now,” said Reeb. “People are diehard fans, and they’re really good to comedians. They put comedians on almost every day, and they showcase you real well. It’s a real good way of getting your By: Ralph Heibutzki

“Uncle Lar is the ‘black sheep uncle’. He’s the uncle in the family that kids like to see come, but the parents cringe. That’s what the character is.” name out. That’s the best thing that’s happened to comedians, really.” If the number of slots has gotten more selective, that’s fine by Reeb, who recalls how the ‘80s- and ‘90s-era comedy boom’s excesses played out. “Every town had two or three comedy clubs,” said Reeb. “When it was that big, they had to find bodies to put onstage, and some of the comedians were really bad. For awhile, people were teaching comedy, too – and you can’t really teach it. You either know how to write a joke, or you don’t.” pg 24

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Kelly’s - South Bend

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BARS in the REGION Elkhart

523 Tap & Grill B J Stars Between the Buns Big Easy Bolts Restaurant & Lounge 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 JD's Watering Hole Lakeshore Grill Malcom's Pub My Dad’s Place PC's Bar and Grill Pete’s Poor Tony's Simeri's Beardsley St Tavern Stirred The Vine Wings Etc Whiskey Dicks

519 S Main St 405 Baldwin St 2041 Cassopolis St 160 Easy Shopping Pl 1517 E Bristol St 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 1109 W. Beardsley 51330 State Road 19 1125 W Beardsley Ave 51425 S.R. 19 1915 Borneman Ave 51426 S.R.19 2110 W Franklin St 1737 W Beardsley Ave 115 E Lexington Ave 214 S Main St 105 County Road 6 561 E. Jackson Blvd

(574) 523-1523 (574) 264-9327 (574) 206-9900 (574) 293-4890 (574) 266-8860 (574) 294-2440 (574) 262-3511 (574) 264-0183 (574) 264-5700 (574) 522-9125 (574) 264-1300 (574) 264-3412 (574) 264-3320 (574) 295-8882 (574) 522-9101 (574) 293-2117 (574) 522-4640 (574) 266-0606 (574) 293-4056 (574) 262-2237 (574) 293-1915 (574) 264-9033 (574) 522-2712 (574) 293-3941 (574) 522-4914 (574) 970-5006 (574) 206-8448 (574) 294-7500

Granger Between the Buns Eddie’s Steak Shed Laugh Comedy Club Tilted Kilt The Pitt Stop Yesterday’s

12797 State Rd 23 12685 Adams Rd 225 Toscana Blvd 1032 E. University Dr 13020 State Road 23 12594 State Road 23

(574) 243-8889 (574) 277-1076 (574) 299-9999 (574) 272-KILT (574) 272-7488 (574) 272-7017

La Porte 3rd Base Bar and Grill Avenue Bar Bruceski's Casey's Lanes Dick's Bar Friends Nightclub Hilltop Bar I Street Bar Lady Rose Bar & Grill Los Coyotes Mickey's Pinola Saloon Ringers Rother's Pub Shooters Smutzer's Club Tavern The Warehouse Thunderbird Lanes Town Tavern Waterford Inn Western Inn

1201 Pine Lake Rd 617 Michigan Ave 332 Park St 610 Colfax Ave 912 Lincolnway 605 Washington St. 502 Pulaski St 1508 "I" Street 403 E. Lincolnway 517 Tipton St 501 Tipton St 702 S. 500 W. 311 Washington St 444 Pine Lake Ave 201 Washington St. 608 Monroe St 303 Brighton 1251 Pine Lake 1001 E Lincolnway 6466 W Johnson Rd 610 J St.

(219) 324-0300 (219) 324-2645 (219) 362-6927 (219) 362-1571 (219) 326-9702 (219) 362-7000 (219) 362-6308 (219) 362-4290 (219) 326-8048 (219) 362-4969 (219) 362-1826 (219) 324-4300 (219) 326-6412 (219) 362-4585 (219) 362-2471 (219) 362-7421 (219) 324-6325 (219) 362-3555 (219) 326-9723 (219) 879-9083 (219) 325-3094

Hanna/Wanatah Hanna Hub Rumors Back 40 Silver Horseshoe

2 Moore Street 12 Moore Street 109 South Main Street 102 N. Main st.

(219) 797-5675 (219) 797-2337 (219) 733-2624 (219) 733-9107

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Michigan City Bartletts Barker Inn Benny's Blue Chip Casino Hotel & Spa Center St. Bar Charley's Bar & Grill Clubhouse Driving Range Decoys Bar & Grill El Nopal Galveston's Steakhouse Gratty’s Giorgetti’s Hammers Holly's It's Vegas Baby! Joe's Bar & Grill Lakeshore Lanes Matey's Mc Ginnis Pub Mug Shots Lounge Nowhere Bar and Grill Pines Lounge Pumps on 12 Reilly's Rocks Lounge Rodini's Ryan's Irish Pub Sahara Sand Trap Shoreline Brewery Stadium Inn Stimley's Town & Country Bar Sportsman's Inn The Game Sportbar Three Sheets Bar & Grill

131 e. Dunes Hwy 607 E Barker Ave 3101 E Us Highway 12 777 Blue Chip Drive 501 Ctr St 517 Barker Avenue 415 E US 20 1729 E US 20 110 West 9th st. 10 commerce Sq 1716 Franklin Street 12 On the Lake Drive 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 3085 E. Hwy 12 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) 879-5254 (219) 861-2582 (219) 878-9556 (219) 878-0222 (219) 879-5555 (219) 814-4041 (219) 809-4000 (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) 874-6201 (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) 879-9061 (219) 879-9941 (888) 879-7711 (219) 878-9872

Mishawaka Bleachers Blue Lantern Blue Island Bar Center St. Pub Club Bed Hooters 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 Sliders Squad's 2nd Precinct That Place Bar & Grill The Pub The Royal Café Three Thirty One Inn Trips traxside tavern Trumans Wings Etc. Wooden Shoe Yakety Yak Cafe

4609 Grape Rd 928 E. McKinley 13261 Chippewa Blvd 112 N. Center St. 100 N. Center St. 205 W Day Rd 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 327 Union St 502 W 6th St 300 W. 6th St. 408 Cleveland St 601 W. 6th 1123 Union St 318 So union st 100 N. Center St. 6502 Grape Rd 822 W 6th St 701 W 4th St

(574) 277-9332 (574) 255-2005 (574) 849-7043 (574) 968-0244 (574) 254-0677 (574) 259-7786 (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) 340-6825 (574) 259-6786 (574) 397-4499 (574) 273-5397 (574) 254-0701 (574) 255-2790 (574) 259-7233 (574) 259-2282 (574) 273-0088 (574) 258-9201 (574) 255-8601

(219) 879-3081 (219) 879-9011 (219) 874-3663 (888) 879-7711

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BARS in the REGION Union Pier, MI Mickey’s New Buffalo, MI Bentwood Tavern Casey's Bar and Grill El Ranchero Grande Jimmy's Bar & Grill O'Briens Roma Pizza Da Pub

16409 Red Arrow Hwy

(269) 231-5205

600 W Water St 136 N. Whittaker St 310 E Buffalo St 18529 La Porte Rd 12578 Wilson Rd 17600 Red Arrow Hwy 19332 State Route 239

(269) 469-1699 (269) 469-5800 (269) 469-9600 (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 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 Club Noma Corby's Irish Pub Christies Place Dave's Pub & Co Donna Lee's 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 Kildare’s Pub Linebacker Lounge Madison Oyster Bar Main St. Pub McCormicks Mitch’s Corner Moondogs Morris Performing Arts Center

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 119 N Michigan St 441 E Lasalle Ave 2018 Western Ave 3013 Mishawaka Ave 701 W Indiana Ave 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 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

(574) 272-1800 (574) 237-9147 (574) 233-6114 (574) 232-0222 (574) 283-0452 (574) 247-9293 (574) 289-2318 (574) 233-0635 (574) 234-0744 (574) 232-2293 (574) 288-7827 (574) 232-9063 (574) 387-4642 (574) 289-9457 (574) 288-3636 (574) 233-5981 (574) 277-6982 (574) 232-5200 (574) 289-4122 (574) 233-4959 (574) 233-5326 (574)204-2067 (574) 237-9195 (574) 237-9811 (574) 232-2277 (574) 323-1015 (574) 287-9606 (574) 289-4318 (574) 232-0457 (574) 288-2962 (574) 237-9182 (574) 289-3770 (574) 654-8114 (574) 287-7379 (574) 251-0355 (574) 289-0186 (574) 288-4299 (574) 271-9898 (574) 289-8031 (574) 855-2365 (574) 291-6544 (574) 235-9190

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Mulligans Murpheys Backyard Pub My Place Oaken Bucket O'Sullivans Crossing Oscars Billiard Club Peddler's Pub Pejza's Lydick Tavern Rum Village Inn

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 26444 Edison Rd 2209 Kemble Ave

(574) 277-5666 (574) 233-5968 (574) 234-2280 (574) 289-1616 (574) 289-3333 (574) 277-6651 (574) 291-9192 (574) 233-9542 (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 Latitiude 24 Ramsay’s Westpoint Crossroads

257 W. Main St. 363 W. Main St. 11042 W. US Highway 4817 U.S. 421

(219) 785-2296 (219) 785-2440 (219) 785-2621 (219) 785-4030

Edwardsburg, MI Fireside Tap & Grill

69245 Maple St.

(269) 414-4103

Plymouth Brass Rail Dandelion Bar Mayflower Opie’s Office

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

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

Little Thots... “After much training in the remote Tibetan mountainside, he has finally mastered the ancient art of “Minja”

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Jay’s Lounge - Niles, MI

roxies - mishawaka

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May 2011

Mulligan’s - South Bend

cappy’s - elkhart



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Puzzles Across 1. Bundle 6. Vipers 10. Utter obscenities 14. Latin-American

ballroom dance 15. An alliance of countries 16. Dwarf buffalo 17. Church deacon 18. Subtle emanation 19. A sudden numbing dread 20. Chops down trees 22. Formal school dance 23. Before 24. Graduates 26. Within 30. A small 3-masted boat 32. Protective ditch around a castle 33. Wild African sheep 35. Portrayed 39. City in France 41. Arrangement (abbrev.) 42. A thermionic tube with 2 electrodes 43. Gleam 44. Adolescent 46. A connecting point 47. Surpass 49. A name derived from the name of a person 51. Fetus 54. For every 55. Festivity 56. Hindrance 63. A dark color sprinkled with white 64. Prefix indicating 1 trillion 65. Anagram of “Rowed” 66. Formerly 67. An assemblage regarded as a single entity 68. Oleoresin 69. Fastens with a cord 70. Totals 71. Leather strap used to sharpen razors

DOWN 1. Ragout 2. Angelic headgear 3. Prefix indicating “Within” 4. Older 5. Compelled 6. Lessen pg 30

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!

7. Prostitute 8. Minute opening in the skin 9. An Egyptian beetle 10. Frothy milky coffee 11. Render harmless 12. A wise and skillful lawgiver 13. Anagram of “Mails”

21. Fertilizer ingredient 25. Direct from the front 26. Elves 27. Built an ark 28. Indian dress 29. Wanderers 30. A scad or horse mackerel 31. Ireland 34. Charge per unit 36. Indian mahogany tree 37. Ripple or current 38. View as 40. Seductive 45. Require 48. Intercourse 50. Groups of lions 51. A type of heron 52. Native of New Zealand 53. Nonchalantly unconcerned 54. Anagram of “Paste” 57. List of choices 58. Dainty or priggish 59. Periodic shedding 60. Pitcher 61. Jules Verne’s captain 62. Journey

Word Search: Find and circle all of the Songs with a girls name in the title.



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TASTES LIKE: the drain hole on a Subway train seat.

WINO: Roderick Dornbier SMELLS LIKE: the way Gilbert Gottfried’s orgasm sounds.

The Pros and Cons of Health Fads

Created by: Sam Mechling

NICKNAME: “Tug-of-War”

PERSONAL QUOTE: “That raccoon bit my man-pu$$Y!!!”

Patricia, stay-athome-mom from La Porte asks:

Have you guys heard about these crazy health nuts who insert vitamins rectally? Does that sound dangerous to you?

Ken, a salesman from Plymouth, asks:

I’ve heard adults in their 30’s have started getting their colons checked. As a 28 year old, should I get checked? I’m nervous about the procedure.

Kristy, a security guard from South Bend asks:

Have you guys heard about people using bee stings to cure muscle pain and arthritis? Do you know anything about bees? pg 32



“My ass hairs are so tangled up: there ain’t no way a pill is getting in there! Have you ever tried to push an egg through a tennis racket!?!”

“When my teeth fell out, I tried to stick a saline cracker in my turd-cutter for nourishment! It was like trying to feed pieces of a broken windshield to a baby!!!”



“Sh*t, I should get my colon checked!!! For the past 6 months, every time I sh*t, it flies out like marbles and iced tea! That CAN’T be right.”

“You should SEE how swollen my prostate is. Every time I piss, I gotta squeeze every drop out like a ketchup packet at McDonalds! WOOO!”



“Girl, have you ever heard of a beard of bees? Well, my pubes are so gray and tattered: they look like a beard of moths!!!”

“She ain’t lying! I saw that sh*t at the soup kitchen Christmas party. It looked like an axe wound in a Silverback Gorilla’s neck!”

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May 2011

Bear Hunting A man wakes up early one morning and decides to go Bear hunting. He tells his wife, “You’ve got three choices; you can go Bear hunting with me, I’ll do you anally or you can give me a blowjob. I’m gonna load up the truck and get the dog out. Make up your mind before I get back. “The man returns twenty minutes later and says, “Well what’s it gonna be? “ She say’s, “There’s no way I’m going Bear hunting and you’re not doing my ass so I guess it’s a blowjob. “ A couple minutes later she starts choking and spitting and says, “Jesus, you taste like sh*t.” “Oh yeah,” he replies, “The dog didn’t want to go Bear hunting’ either.”

Cheers Pub - South Bend

May 2011

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Mixologist: Limbo

Cocktail The Jolly Rancher Mixologist: Megan

Bar: CJ’s

Bar: Noma

Ingredients: half a shot of Malibu rum, shot and a half of blue mint schnapps, pineapple juice

Ingredients: pomegranate Vodka, melon vodka, blue curacao, raspberry liquor, sprite & sour

Cocktail: Hawwian Leg Spreader

Comments: “ It is great by the poolside.”

Cocktail: Russian Nightmare

Cocktail: The dreamsicle

Mixologist: Penny Fry

Mixologist: Jen

Bar: Kelly’s Pub

Bar: Osullivans

Ingredients: Absolute Apple, Absolute Raspberry, Absolute Citron, Absolute Mandarin with Sprite

Ingredients: Pinnicale whipped vodka, orange juice, half and half

Comments: “All you need is one”

Comment: “ It’s a dream.”

Cocktail: The Red Eye

Mixologist: Shelley

Mixologist: Bruce

Bar: Latitude 24

Bar: That Place Bar and Grill

Ingredients: Bailey’s, Butterscotch Schnapps, Hot Damn!

Ingredients: 12oz Draft Beer of Choice, 3 oz of Tomato Juice Comments: “Beer just got a new best friend”

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Comment: “It’s a rainbow of heavenly goodness in your mouth.”

Comments: “So good, you’ll be convinced it’s the real thing.”

May 2011

Simple... By: Brian Martin


ince there seem to be no break for us anytime soon for warm sunny days, beach filled weekends, family gathering cookouts or shorts and tank tops. I’ve created some belly warming and healthy recipes playing off of a time proven traditional oldie like Sheppard’s Pie. I took the good ole’ steak with sautéed peppers and made it into a simple hot soup for these cold ass nights. The salad I created for my own personal reasons, being forced into eating healthier (I know, I said I wouldn’t write anymore about healthy foods) but since I just learned of my own high cholesterol and blood pressure I feel the need to be more responsible to myself and to you… UGH!!!!! Just shoot me now!!!! Always looking for input from you the reader of my articles, I listen closely and one thing I’ve learned is to make the recipes a tad more simplistic since most of you aren’t chefs but love to cook. Some of you are working ladies that have to rush home from work to get into the kitchen and make a quick fix dinner for your family. I’ve also heard from many of you that you take the Michiana Entertainer home with you from whatever bar you picked it up from at 3:30AM after a night of beverage looking to chase the munchies away, so again I found another reason to simplify these recipes to fulfill your requests. To change around a old saying turning into a foodie quote “Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day, put a Michiana Entertainer in his hand and he’ll cook for a month”! Bon Appetite my friends!

Michiana Eats

Yet Satisfying

Roasted Peppers & Strip Steak Soup

Roasted Peppers & Strip Steak Soup

Easy Shepards Pie

1-32oz box of beef broth 3C water 2 large green peppers 2 large red peppers 2 cans fire roasted tomatoes 1lb strip steak, thinly sliced 2C croutons Salt and pepper to taste Over an open flame or in your oven cook peppers until charred,

1 packaged Hormel Beef and Gravy 1 packaged mashed potatoes ½ bag frozen peas ½ bag frozen whole kernel corn 1C shredded cheese 4oz cream cheese ¼ stick butter Salt and pepper to taste Kosher salt and pepper to taste Cook store bought Hormel Beef and Gravy and mashed potatoes according to individual instructions. Boil frozen corn and peas until cooked, and then drain. Pour Hormel Beef and Gravy mix into an 11”x7”x2” baking dish. Using two forks, shred beef until it fills the bottom of the baking dish. Mix mashed potatoes with ½ C shredded cheese, butter and cream cheese until well blended Spread cooked corn and peas evenly over the beef and gravy mixture, top with mashed potatoes. Cover baking dish with tin foil and bake in oven at 350* for 25 minutes.

Fruit & Veggie Salad ½ bag mixed greens ½ C sliced almonds 2T sugar ½ red onion, sliced and separated 1 radish thinly sliced 1C blackberries 1C cherry tomatoes halved 1 kiwi fruit sliced 1C mandarin orange segments ¾ C extra virgin olive oil 1T Dijon mustard Dash of hot sauce

carefully place in large Ziploc bag for 5 minutes. Scrape charred skin from peppers and thinly slice. Grill steak to just under desired doneness. Mix beef broth and water in a stock pot bring to a slow boil. Carefully add peppers and steak into beef broth mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste. Let slow boil for 15 minutes. Add croutons to soup after ladled into soup bowls.

Uncover sprinkle remaining shredded cheese over top of mashed potatoes, put back into the over baking for another 5 minutes.

In a small skillet cook almonds and 1T sugar over medium heat, stirring frequently until sugar melts and coats the almonds. Immediately removed from heat and spread on foil. In a large salad bowl combine mixed greens, onion slices, radish lesson: : For an even quicker method of cooking frozen veggies, slices, blackberries, mandarin orange segments, kiwi and tomatoes. This month’s food use the microwave, it’s what God invented it for!!!. Cover and chill. For the dressing, in medium bowl whisk oil, Dijon mustard, 1T All Recipes are designed for 2-4 servings. Not a foodie? Need help with a recipe? Have sugar and hot sauce together with salt and pepper to taste until sugar a cooking related question? Email me at & Check out my food pictures at dissolves. When ready pour over salad tossing gently. May 2011

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May 2011

Q: What’s the title for the new sitcom starring Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan?

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A: “Two and a Half Grams”

An office manager arrives at his department and sees an employee sitting behind his desk totally stressed out. He gives him the advice: “I went home every afternoon for two weeks and had myself pampered by my wife. It was fantastic and it really helped, you should try it too!”. Two weeks later when the manager arrives at his department he sees the man happy and full of energy at his desk. The faxes are piling up and the computer is running at full speed. “I see you followed my advice?”. “I did”, answers the employee, “It was great! By the way I didn’t know you had such a nice house!”.

May 2011

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A Woman’s Point of View with Paige Turner


igns in the yards of desperate property owners, an influx of U-Haul trailers in the streets and a jump in stock for both pizza and beer can only mean one thing – it’s moving season once again. Unless you’re already a homeowner, now is the time to be cleaning out the dorm, finding that perfect roommate or leaving your ex (and their mess) behind. Many women are finding themselves having to decide whether they should stay or they should go and for those who are moving on to bigger, better, newer or simply different place, a move in check list of sorts is never a bad idea.

You’ll want to be within stumbling distance of a good bar or two but not so close that you’re finding puke on your heels every morning.

If you’re sharing your living space then finding a good roommate is essential. It’s best to live with someone who holds as much sexual attraction for you as one of your grandparents because if there’s even an iota of tension in that department, things could go wrong very quickly. After all, strange things can happen in the middle of the night, especially when tequila is involved. Speaking of drinking, you’re going to want to live with someone you can have fun with but it helps to remember that true party animals often forget about things like taking out the trash or paying rent. And if your roommate has a significant other or basically anyone who shares their room on a regular basis, you’ll want to make sure that you have very thick walls. Unless you’re into that sort of thing.

Many women will be checking for laundry units or good water pressure while apartment hunting but I always look for a ledge near the shower that will safely hold my beer. I know where my priorities are and so should you. Make a note if you need a closet solely for your shoes, otherwise you could be storing them in the oven– and starting a kitchen fire isn’t exactly the best way to befriend your new neighbors. You’ll want to get on their good side so it’s not too awkward when they see you in the hallway during a walk of shame.

Another thing to consider when moving is location. You’ll want to be within stumbling distance of good bar or two but not so close that you’re finding puke on your heels every morning. Having a grocery store nearby is helpful too since living solely off of pizza from the joint across the street won’t be good for your savings or your stomach. It’s also nice to find a place that’s somewhat safe because keeping mace and a baseball bat next to the front door can deter a date just as quickly as it does a burglar.

Moving into a new place is stressful, expensive and typically a huge pain in the ass. However, it’s also a fresh start and all of us can use one of those every now and then. It doesn’t have to be torture and if you enlist the help of your friends (and that one guy you know who drives a truck) you could even have some fun. Try not to freak out because moving doesn’t last forever and besides, as long as you have a place to rest your beer at night, almost any house can become a home.

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 pg 42

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News from Around the World By: Paige Turner, Entertainer Newsroom

Drunk Judge Found Three Bed Sheets to the Wind Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

A magisterial district judge was recent charged with harassment, disorderly conduct and pubic drunkenness after attempting to break into another judge’s room after a conference. The inebriated court official left and came back three times before police showed up and was arrested wearing nothing but a bed sheet. No word yet on whether the judge whose room he tried to break into will be the same one to face him in court, but specific dress code instructions have been given just in case.

Man Uses Fake Leg to Take Down Armed Robber Middleton, Massachusetts

A 55-year-old man quickly became a local legend after putting a stop to a robbery of his neighborhood convenience store. When he saw a would-be thief pointing a gun at the shop owner, the middle-aged hero was quick on his feet and stuck out his fake leg, tripping the robber. He and the store owner used a chokehold as restraint until the police arrived and officials are considering a new community award for getting the leg up on the bad guy.

English Pussy Breaking Records London, England

Fort McCoy, Florida

Hell hath no fury like an elderly woman scorned and one 53-year-old Florida man had to learn that the hard way. After his neighbor attempted to get a kiss from him on more than one occasion, he finally had to tell her that he had a girlfriend. The older woman, who was actually aged enough to be his mother, was so angry that she began firing shots with her own gun. Luckily, she wasn’t wearing her glasses and no one was injured but her great-grandchildren have seriously reconsidered giving her any more rounds of ammunition for her birthday.

Woman Passes Baby instead of Kidney Stones Ramnicu Valcea, Romania

Romanian Health Ministry officials are confused after a woman was recently admitted for mysterious pains and ended up giving birth before doctors could tell her what was wrong. They even took an X-ray in attempts to diagnose her nausea and stomach pains but no one figured out she was pregnant until it was time to pick out a name. In related new the woman’s husband, who was left at home with their other three children while she went to the hospital, has been admitted to the room adjoining his wife for a hernia and frequent panic attacks.

Man Steals Sweet Ride - Homer Simpson Would Be Proud Ocala, Florida

A cat that purrs almost as loud as a hair dryer is not your typical cat and there could be a new Guinness World Record to prove it. With an internal motor roughly 16 times louder than the average cat, Smokey in London is smoking the purr-decibel competition and yet her owners aren’t too thrilled. The noise this thunder cat makes is nothing compared to recent media attention so Smokey’s family now just puts her on the phone. Although now involved in a lawsuit regarding a journalist’s punctured eardrum, the family wouldn’t hear of having it any other way.

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92-year old Woman Shoots Neighbor After Being Shot Down

A Krispy Kereme doughnut truck was recent hijacked by a 20-year-old man and police say he would’ve gotten away with it had he not been involved in a minor traffic accident with another vehicle. However, at the scene of the crime officers found 10 grams of marijuana and the stolen van of delicious snack food made even more sense. The carjacker initially told the cops that the pot wasn’t his and he only stole the van because he was tired of walking and needed somewhere to sleep but the donut glaze around his mouth and the glazed look in his eyes convinced the authorities otherwise and the smoker is now the token symbol for a case of the munchies gone bad.

May 2011

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Corby’s - South Bend

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CALENDaR Wednesday May 4 Center Street Pub Mishawaka: Open Jam Thursday May 5 Cappy’s - Elkhart: Karaoke Casey’s Lanes - La Porte: Karaoke Center Street Pub - Mishawaka: Big Jam Band Cheers Pub - S. Bend : Open Jam Hacienda - Goshen: Johnny Sprocket Harrison Landing - Elkhart: PR1 Promotions Talent Showcase Kelly’s Pub - South Bend: Brian Barr Plays Piano Rulli’s - Middlebury: Karaoke Friday May 6 Blue Chip Casino - Michigan City: Crawpuppies Cappy’s - Elkhart: Karaoke Casey’s Lanes - La Porte: Jeremy Buck & the Bang Center Street Pub Mishawaka: Karaoke Cheers Pub - S. Bend: Polly Vibes (Raggae) Kelly’s Pub - South Bend: Karaoke Laugh Comedy Club Granger: Scott Novotny Rulli’s - Middlebury: Partymouth Saturday May 7 Blue Chip Casino - Michigan City: PS Dump Your Boyfriend Casey’s Lanes - La Porte: Midwest Hype Cheers Pub - South Bend: Rick Clifford Band Laugh Comedy Club - South Bend: Scott Novotny Pete’s Tavern - Elkhart: Ground Control Rulli’s - Middlebury: Stillshot That Place Bar & Grill Mishawaka: House Arrest Tomahawk - White Pigeon: Johnny Sprocket Sunday May 8 Blue Chip Casino - Michigan pg 46

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City: Top Secret Cappy’s - Elkhart: Karaoke Wednesday May 11 Center Street Pub Mishawaka: Open Jam Club Fever - S. Bend: Seether & My Darkest Days Thursday May 12 Cappy’s - Elkhart: Karaoke Casey’s Lanes - La Porte: Karaoke Center Street Pub Mishawaka: Karaoke Club Fever - S. Bend: Eddie Money Cheers Pub - S. Bend : Open Jam Harrison Landing - Elkhart: PR1 Promotions Talent Showcase Kelly’s Pub - South Bend: Brian Barr Plays Piano Rulli’s - Middlebury: Karaoke Friday May 13 Blue Chip Casino - Michigan City: Supa Ghost Cappy’s - Elkhart: Karaoke Casey’s Lanes - La Porte: Hot Jewels Center Street Pub Mishawaka: Karaoke Cheers Pub - S. Bend: Impostrophe Fireside - Edwardsburg, MI: Nearly Naked Kelly’s Pub - South Bend: Karaoke Laugh Comedy Club South Bend: BT Rulli’s - Middlebury: Epsteins Mother Saturday May 14 Blue Chip Casino - Michigan City: Naked Karate Girls Casey’s Lanes - La Porte: Midwest Hype & Scream Center Street Pub - Mishawaka: Peach Tree Otis Cheers Pub - S. Bend: Dueling Pianos Dandelion Bar - Plymouth: Groupies Wanted

Fireside - Edwardsburg: Gypsey Red Laugh Comedy Club South Bend: BT Riverside - Mishawaka: Comedy Night Revival Rulli’s - Middlebury: Johnny Sprocket That Place Bar & Grill Mishawaka: Karaoke Wild Bills - Elkhart: Ground Control Wednesday May 18 Center Street Pub Mishawaka: Open Jam Thursday May 19 Cappy’s - Elkhart: Karaoke Casey’s Lanes - La Porte: Karaoke Center Street Pub: Karaoke Cheers Pub - S. Bend : Open Jam Harrison Landing - Elkhart: PR1 Promotions Talent Showcase Kelly’s Pub - South Bend: Brian Barr Plays Piano Rulli’s - Middlebury: Karaoke Friday May 20 Blue Chip Casino - Michigan City: Radio Tokyo Laugh Comedy Club -Granger: Hypnotist Tony Z Phoenix - Mishawaka: Ground Control Rulli’s - Middlebury: The August & The Edge Waterford Inn - La Porte: Karaoke Saturday May 21 Blue Chip Casino - Michigan City: Radio Tokyo Center Street Pub Mishawaka: Party Mouth Cheers Pub - South Bend: November Threnody Laugh Comedy Club -Granger: Hypnotist Tony Z Rulli’s - Middlebury: Peachtree Otis That Place Bar & Grill Mishawaka: House Arrest

Sunday May 22 Center Street Pub Mishawaka: Knuckledeep Tuesday May 24th Morris - S. Bend: Doobie Brothers Wednesday May 25 Center Street Pub Mishawaka: Open Jam Thursday May 26 Cappy’s - Elkhart: Karaoke Casey’s Lanes - La Porte: Karaoke Center Street Pub: Karaoke Cheers Pub - S. Bend : Open Jam Harrison Landing - Elkhart: PR1 Promotions Talent Showcase Kelly’s Pub - South Bend: Brian Barr Plays Piano Rulli’s - Middlebury: Karaoke Friday May 27 Blue Chip Casino - Michigan City: The Spazmatics Casey’s Lanes - La Porte: Malott Brothers Cheers Pub - South Bend: Battle of the Babes Laugh Comedy Club - Granger: Larry “Uncle Lar” Reeb Rulli’s - Middlebury: 3 Fiddy Simeri’s - South Bend: Ground Control Saturday May 28 Blue Chip Casino - Michigan City: Afrodisiacs Club Fever - S. Bend: Robin Trower Cheers Pub - South Bend: Silver Eagle Band Laugh Comedy Club - Granger: Larry “Uncle Lar” Reeb Rulli’s - Middlebury: Blessed Engine That Place Bar & Grill Mishawaka: House Arrest

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