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RESTAURANT GUIDE RESTAURANT CHART LATE NIGHT MUNCHIES RESTAURANT MAP ANNUAL RESTAURANT GUIDE: EDITOR'S PICKS 2012 MIDNIGHT SNACK THE COFFEE TOUR LOCAL FOOD CHALLENGES "HOT" SPOTS OUTDOOR DINING DOG-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS
firstname.lastname@example.org P.S. After man issues, food issues, fashion issues, ﬁtness issues—and, oh yeah, 67 monthly issues of INsite—this month I am writing the editor’s letter for the last time. Dear readers, thanks for reading—and thanks for setting us straight when we leave something out. It shows you care, just like us. Please join me in welcoming our new editor, Rachel Rakoczy. Email her at editor@ insitegainesville.com to tell her what you think.
25 NIGHTLIFE LISTINGS
Food, glorious food. For a small town, that’s something we get right. This month is devoted to eating out in a city where getting a warm cookie at midnight (or getting a Chile con Carne at The Midnight) is just the tip of the iceberg. From bacon chocolate gelato until 3am (thanks, Gelato Company!) to a vegan burger while we cheer on the Gators (bottoms up, EndZone!), Gainesville menus are full of surprises, innovations and flavor. If you’re new to town, get your taste buds ready. If you’ve been here a while… well, ditto! Bon appetite.
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RACHEL SALE TAYLOR GONZALEZ DANIELLE MICHELS
HEALTH & FITNESS
36 SHOULD YOU REALLY EAT
6 TIMES A DAY?
MOVIES 33 FILM 33 REEL RENTALS
MUSIC 19 FRESH TRACKS 20 NOW TOURING 30 LOCAL BAND PROFILE
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Cover model Nodira Abdukhamitova always wanted to model, but she grew up with the idea that education came first. So when she moved to Gainesville three years ago to attend the University of Florida for international studies, the 21-year-old seized her opportunity in the form of Gainesville Fashion Week. Nodira moved from Uzbekistan to the U.S. when she was 12, and she would like to work for the United Nations or become an ambassador—only after she moves to New York City to pursue her career as a model. Equipped with a fun personality and a bold presence, Nodira says, “It’s never too late to start something like this.”
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Come explore one of Gainesville’s best gems of nature during an event that is taking place all over the world. Throughout the weekend of September 14 through 16, local landscape artists will be painting live at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens from 10am to 5pm as a part of the 10th Worldwide Artist Paint Out. When you visit one of Gainesville’s must-see nature locations, you will see painters creating their masterpieces while you stroll the paths winding around various outlooks of unique Florida scenery. In 2002 Kanapaha Botanical Gardens hosted one of the first paint outs in the state and now the popularity of such events has skyrocketed. But the event doesn’t end after this weekend; art lovers can purchase their favorite painting straight from the easel or at the reception in the Summer House Gallery on September 21 at 5pm. All of the remaining pieces will become part of the Worldwide Paint Out at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens exhibition that will hang in the Summer House Gallery for the remainder of the year. All art sales will have a 40 percent commission benefitting Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. For more information visit www. kanapaha.org or call 352-372-4981.
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Maybe you’re a recent graduate in need of employment, looking for a career change or just picking up and starting over with a new job. The City of Gainesville is here to help with the Annual Gainesville Job Fair on September 11 at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Center at 10am. Along with the City of Gainesville Office of Equal Opportunity, Gainesville Regional Utilities, FloridaWorks and the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, the City of Gainesville will give prospective employees the opportunity to meet and interview with potential employers, attend workshops that will assist in securing a position that fits and be provided with lunch during the job hunt. Workshops include topics such as completing job applications, applying for jobs online and resume writing. Veterans will also be able to enter the event an hour early at 9am. To learn more about the job fair and job opportunities, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity at 352-393-8727 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Living in one of the consistently ranked “best college towns in America” on both official and unofficial lists alike, there’s no doubt that a majority of Gainesville’s residents have done a beer run or two, or five. On September 28 at 6pm, Gainesville House of Beer will be hosting the Gainesville Beer Run 5K that will take race participants through downtown as well as through some of Gainesville’s scenic parks. Dan Phillips, the event director, said that he wanted to bring something new into the area. The cool thing is that it’s going to be a professionally timed race for more competitive runners, but casual runners can come out with a few friends for more of a fun run kind of feel, Dan says. In addition to providing a new event to the list of many things to do in Gainesville, the Gainesville Beer Run 5K will also benefit the Pledge 5 Foundation and A Walk in My Shoes, a student-run charity that will be collecting new and used pairs of shoes at the race start and finish. Upon completing the race, runners will receive a commemorative race mug filled with beer from Swamphead Brewery or Bold City Brewery. “No matter what kind of runner you are, what a better excuse is there to come out and enjoy the night atmosphere and a couple beers?,” he says. For more information, visit www.gainesvillebeer5k.com and register early to get pre-race perks!
High Dive is always bringing the best and most varied kinds of musicians to their stage, from local cover bands who play classic rock with a twist to big acts that have jammed out to huge sold out crowds. This month High Dive impresses again by bringing one of the most renowned bands from the reggae music genre to Gainesville. Get your tickets now to see an intimate show by Bob Marley’s Wailers from Kingston, Jamaica, on October 4 at 8pm. Created by Marley in 1969, Bob Marley & The Wailers spearheaded the roots rock reggae genre and fulfilled their goals of reaching an international audience by signing with Island Records in 1971. Songs such as “One Love”, “Buffalo Soldier”, “Simmer Down” and “Get Up, Stand Up” will be played at High Dive. According to High Dive, in addition to their work with Marley, the Wailers have also performed with acts such as Sting, the Fugees, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana and reggae legends such as Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer and Burning Spear. To buy your tickets to see The Wailers, as well as Florida-based bands, Morning Fatty and Crazy Carls, or get more information go to www. highdivegainesville.com.
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EXPLORE SOME CULTURE The 11th Annual Downtown Latino Festival on September 15 is sure to give you a fun, all-day-long multicultural experience you’ll never forget. The Annual Latino Festival, part of National Hispanic Heritage Month, brings together the community and local businesses of North Florida for a day filled with music, authentic food, cultural performances and more. “Planning the festival is a labor of love,” says David Ruiz, the four-time director of the Downtown Latino Festival. “It is great to see the Hispanic-Latino community showcase the diversity and positive contributions we make to the community.” According to David, each year more than 500 people attend the festival and some years have had over 2,000 people in attendance, a statistic that makes him proud as he sees a diverse group of attendees and families enjoy a day of celebration and coming together. The festival is a kid-friendly event that will have a bounce house and free face painting provided by the University of Florida’s Hispanic Student Association. The festival begins at 12pm. For more details visit www.downtownlatino.org.
06 THURSDAY Print Sale at the J. Wayne Reitz Union, 8am. Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild Meeting at the Senior Recreation Center, 9:30am. Visit the Past at the Micanopy Historical Society Museum, 1pm. Nonprofit Startup 101 at the Santa Fe Center of Innovation and Economic Development, 3pm. TOPS class at Ayers Medical Plaza, 3pm. Iron Temple and Voodoo Terror Tribe at Backstage Lounge, 9pm.
07 FRIDAY Climb for Cancer 2012 Kilimanjaro Victory Party at the UF Cancer and Genetics Research Complex, 6pm. Orange and Blue—Celebrating Local Color! Reception at Melrose Bay Art Gallery, 6pm. Friday Night Blues at Smokehouse Gourmet BBQ, 8pm. Kaleigh Bake and Nem with the Kevin Mains Band at High Dive, 10pm.
Next Level Sports and Fitness Kids Fit Day at Kanapaha Park, 9am. Living History Days at Morningside Nature Center, 9am. Solar Readiness: Solar Energy and Efficiency Workshop at the Alachua County Administration Building, 10am. Dreamdogz All Star Performance Dog Team at the Alachua County Headquarters Library, 10am. Grand Opening of the Mentor Center at the Southeast Rotary Boys & Girls Club, 10am. Literacy Day at O’Leno State Park, 10am. Animal Hospital Charity Open House at the Newberry Animal Hospital, 1pm. Gainesville Street Rods—Car Show and Cruise-In at Springhill Commons, 6pm. Gainesville Roller Rebels vs. Richland County Regulators at Skate Station Funworks, 7pm.
10 MONDAY Young Leaders Society CEO Chat with Tom Mallini at United Way of North
Central Florida, 5:30pm. Law in the Library Fall Series features Marsha Ternus at Alachua County Headquarters Library, 6pm. Florida Friendly Landscapes at the Alachua County Headquarters Library, 6:30pm. Mario Kart 64 Tournament Fundraiser at 1982 Bar, 8pm.
11 TUESDAY Annual Gainesville Job Fair at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, 10am. Pet Rescue at Millhopper Branch Library, 3:30pm. International Film Festival: “No one knows about Persian Cats” at Santa Fe College, 6:15pm.
12 WEDNESDAY JAZZ FRIDAYS AT FLASHBACKS CAFÉ Get ready for a new way to unwind at the end of a long week at Flashbacks Café during their new Jazz Fridays in their cozy upstairs lounge. Explore the wide variety of drink specials as well as the currently expanding dinner menu (now available upstairs Thurdays through Saturdays from 7 to 9pm) while you chill out and enjoy the atmosphere, which is home to an eclectic museum with pieces you could peruse for hours. To see their latest events and specials see “Flashbacks Café” on Facebook or call 352-336-3733.
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Jonathan Haidt—Civility in American Politics: How to get it back at Pugh Hall, Bob Graham Center, 5:30pm. Creating Money—Attracting Abundance at Casa Ma, 7pm. Strung Out and The Swellers at High Dive, 8pm.
13 THURSDAY Student Organization Fair at the J. Wayne Reitz Union, 8am. Public Talk: Biopolitics of the Posthumanities at Smathers Library, 6pm. PastPort: Cuba—The Search for Nicolita at the Harn Museum of Art, 7pm. Chris McCarty at O!O’s Tapas and Tinis, 8pm.
14 FRIDAY Student Organization Fair at the J. Wayne Reitz Union, 8am. Worldwide Paint Out at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 9am. North Florida Muse at Paddiwhack Gallery, 6pm. Sun Country Back-to-School Sleepover at Sun Country Sports, 6:30pm. Tran “The Piano Man” Whitley at Sweet Mel’s, 9pm.
DUCKY DERBY AT THE WESTSIDE PARK Who says rubber duckies are just for the bath? Have a quackin’ good time at the Gainesville Duck Derby on September 16 at 1pm at Albert “Ray” Massey Westside Park where there will be fun for the whole family. Set the pace in the 5K or do the 1-mile fun run with the kiddos as well as meeting Waddles the duck. In addition to all the food, entertainment and giveaways you’ll be supporting two great organizations; the Child Advocacy Center and the Children’s Home Society of Florida. For a $5 donation you can adopt a duck for the day, get a chance to win awesome prizes and cheer as they float across the lake. For more information on how to register or purchase a duck, visit www.gainesvilleduckderby.org.
15 SATURDAY Kids 4 Kids Triathlon at Haile Country Club, 8am. Walk to End Alzheimer’s at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza, 9am. Florida Monarch Festival at Greathouse Butterfly Farm, 10am. Double Summit E.T. Series at the Autoplus Raceway, 11am. 11th Annual Downtown Latino Festival at Bo Diddley Plaza, 12pm. Local Author William Links Visits the Headquarters Library, 3pm.
16 SUNDAY Ducky Derby at the Westside Park, 1pm. Auditions for White Christmas at Vam York Theatre, 7pm.
17 MONDAY Hispanic Heritage Month Opening Carnival at the Reitz Union North Lawn, 8am. Leadership Boot Camp at United Way of North Central Florida, 6pm. Auditions for White Christmas at Vam York Theatre, 7pm.
THIS MONTH AT THE HIPP The historic Hippodrome Theater’s history continues; not only did the Hipp not slow down as it turned 40, it continues to hurtle forward to bring more evenings stocked with laughter, tears, fear and suspense. Other Desert Cities ﬁlls the bill for September, keeping audiences enraptured with a story of the Wyeth family. They have everyone fooled with their content demeanors, afﬂuent positions in society and all the clout in the political
system they could ask for. But when Brooke, one of the daughters, writes and threatens to publish a tell-all book about the family, the family learns what they really have, both publicly and privately, and the value of expression versus the repression of secrets. This is one family drama worth witnessing. Next month, keep watch for Carrie―she and the cast will be just in time for Halloween.
18 TUESDAY Girls Tea Party at Library Partnership Branch, 3pm. PFLAG Gainesville at United Church of Gainesville, 7pm. PALS Party benefitting the Shands Vista Partners in Adolescent Lifestyle Support Program at Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar, 10:30pm.
19 WEDNESDAY New Postdoc Orientation 2012 at Emerson Alumni Hall, 8am. “International Talk Like A Pirate Day” Movies at the Alachua County Headquarters Library, 3:30pm. Turner Classic Movies Series: Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” at Gainesville Cinema 14, 7pm.
20 THURSDAY 18th Annual Tommy Usher Log-ALoad for Kids Golf Tournament at the Chiefland Golf and Country Club, 8:30am. Ballyhoo! And Tribal Seeds at High Dive, 9:30pm. Night and Day Tour at High Dive, 10:30pm.
21 FRIDAY Medicare 101 plus Counseling at the Millhopper Branch Library, 10am. Hispanic Heritage Month Matinee Movie at Tower Road Branch Library, 2pm. Art Opening for Paint Out at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 5pm. United Downtown at Downtown Gainesville, 6pm. PCCNCF Annual Awards Dinner at Sweetwater Branch Inn, 7pm. Sister Hazel at the Phillips Center, 7:30pm.
22 SATURDAY UF vs. Kentucky at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, TBA. Granito, How to Nail a Dictator at the Harn Museum of Art, 2pm. Dead Bolt Revival, Cultellarii, Shallow Addiction and Xombie at Backstage Lounge, 10pm.
PRINT SALE AT THE J. WAYNE REITZ UNION Whether you’re a freshman trying to spruce up your plain dorm room walls or you’ve moved into the ultimate bachelor’s pad and obviously need the notorious “Wedding Crashers” rules poster for the finishing touch, be sure to dig through the huge portfolios of posters at the Reitz Union Colonnade before the famous back-toschool poster sale ends on September 6. Posters are on sale from 9am to 5pm and have images of just about anything. Plus, the prices are friendly even for a college student’s budget.
23 SUNDAY The Supersuckers, Grabass Charlestons and Snakehealers at Loosey’s, 7pm.
24 MONDAY “The Invisible War” at the Civic Media Center, 7pm.
26 WEDNESDAY Fall 2012 Student Involvement Fair at Santa Fe College, 2pm. Gainesville Networking Challenge at the Tioga Town Center, 5:30pm. Annarumma for Sheriff Meet and Greet at Alachua County Headquarters Library, 8pm.
27 THURSDAY Cheryl Little—Immigrant Rights as Human Rights at Pugh Hall, Bob Graham Center, 6pm. International Film Festival: “City of God” at Santa Fe College, 6:15pm.
EVENTS Tannahill Weavers at the Phillips Center, 7:30pm. The Green at High Dive, 8pm. Corey Smith at The Venue, 9pm.
Prometeo at the Harn Museum of Art, 2pm. Rascal Flatts with Little Big Town at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center, 7pm.
28 FRIDAY Gainesville Beer Run 5K at House of Beer, 6pm. ArtWalk Gainesville at Gainesville Downtown Community Plaza, 7pm. Specticast: The Rolling Stones: Some Girls, Live in Texas ’78 at the Phillips Center, 7:30pm.
Thornebrook Art Festival at Thornebrook Village, 10am. Sphinx Virtuosi with Catalyst Quartet at the Phillips Center, 2pm.
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2012 Alachua County Heart Walk at North Florida Regional Medical Center, 7:30am. 31st Annual Dog Days Run at Westside Park, 8am. Caleb’s Pitch Golf and Poker Challenge at Ironwood Golf Course, 8:30am. Family Literacy Festival at Alachua County Headquarters Library, 10am. GFAA Thornebrook Art Festival at Thornebrook Village, 10am. PRIDE Parade and Festival at Bo Diddley Plaza, 11am. Prometeo Deportado/ Deporting
Public Talk: Civilizing Spaces: The Landscape Design of Colleges and Universities at Smathers Library, 7:30pm.
02 TUESDAY Student Government Elections at the University of Florida, 8am. Corvette Club at Bear Archery, 7pm. Ragamala Dance Theater – Sacred Earth at the Phillips Center, 7:30pm.
03 WEDNESDAY Student Government Elections at the University of Florida, 8am. D-Clone, Mauser and Ectoplasm at the The Atlantic, 9pm.
04 THURSDAY Career Resource Center’s Fall Interviewing Day at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center, 8am. North Central Florida Society for Human Resources Annual Conference at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center, 8am. Dailey & Vincent at the Phillips Center, 7:30pm.
October 2 and 3—Career Resource Center’s Fall Career Showcase at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center, 9am. Gator Nights, every Friday night at the J.
ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S THE BIRDS Head to the movies for a blast from the past and watch out overhead because “The Birds” are back at Gainesville Cinema 14 on September 19 at 7pm. In celebration of Universal Pictures’ 100th Anniversary, Turner Classic Movies is kicking off their Cinema Series event with what is said to be Alfred Hitchcock’s most frightening story. The 1963 film tells the tale of modern rich socialite Melanie Daniels and the strange behavior of hundreds of thousands of birds north of San Francisco. The birds begin to attack anyone they find outdoors with no explanation, and survival becomes the only thing that matters. For more information about the Cinema Series event and how to buy tickets, call 352- 336-0408.
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EVENTS Wayne Reitz Union, 6:30pm. FREE Introduction to Square Dancing. Every Tuesday from Sept 4-Dec. 11 6:307:30pm at Carpenters’ Union Hall Worldwide Paint Out—Local landscape artists will be gathering to create live paintings at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens on the weekend of Sept 14, 15 &16 at 10am. Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine exhibit at the the Health Science Center Library from August 28th-October 4th.
MUSEUMS, GALLERIES & GARDENS Florida Museum of Natural History: Peanuts…Naturally: Charlie Brown and Frieds Explore Nature, begins September 29. Orange and Blue – daily butterfly releases at 2pm starting Aug. 15. An Early Maya City by the Sea: Daily Life and Ritual at the Cerros, Belize, through Oct. 7. Butterfly Plant Sale, Monday-Saturday, 10am; Sundays, 1pm. Butterfly Release Saturdays & Sundays, 2pm. Focus Gallery: 352-273-3000 Heart Leaps Up: Evie Woltil Richner & Nicole Gugliotti, through September 21. Fragmentation: Camille Demarinis and Donald Keefe, opens September 26. Grinter Gallery: 352-273-3044 Present Tense, through September 25. Serialist: Jon Frey, Anna Kell and Matthew Whitehead, begins October 3.
Classic cars, floats, horses, local divas, marchers and animals (both two-and four-legged) are just a few things you’ll see parading down University Ave. on September 29 during the 11th Annual Pride Parade and Festival. The parade will lead straight in to the festival, which will take place at Gainesville’s downtown Bo Diddley Community Plaza. The festival will have dozens of local musical acts and different vendors lining the plaza, including some of the best local food you can find. There will also be a Kid’s Space where the little ones can have fun of their own. Don’t miss the start of the whole day of Pride as the parade steps off at 12pm at University and 7th Street and turns in to the festival at 1pm. For more details, visit www.gainesvillepride.org. A Sense of Place: African Interiors Jades: Imperial Material Ceramics: Avenues of Exchange Korean Art: Collecting Treasures Sculptures: Religion in the Round Traditions and Modernities: China, India and Japan Wit and Wonder of Kogo Incense Boxes: The Sandra G. Saltzman Collection
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens: 352-372- 4981 Guided Tour on September 1 at 10am. Tai Chi on Tuesday mornings beginning September 18 at 10am. Paint Out, September 14, 15, 16 at 10am. Art Opening for Paint Out, September 21, 5pm.
Thomas Center Galleries: 352-393-8532
President’s Hall: 352-395-5464 Linda Pence: Water Media Painting through September 27.
Hippodrome Gallery: 352-375-4477 Project 40, ends September 28.
SF Gallery: 352-395-5464 Joanna Clark: Running Away from the Oracle, beginning September 7.
PRIDE PARADE AND FESTIVAL
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art: 352-392-9826 Anne Noggle: Reality and the Blind Eye of Truth Souvenirs of Modern Asia: The Prints of Paul Jacoulet Deep Roots, Bold Visions: Self-Taught Artists of Alachua County, ends September 9. Verdant Earth and Teeming Seas: The Natural World in Ancient American Art Highlights from the Modern Collection Open Engagement: Strategies in Art, Love and War, ends August 12.
University Gallery: 352-273-3000 Main Gallery: 352-393-8532 Picture/Story II, through Sept 29. The Doris: 352-505-5062
THEATERS & FILM Acrosstown Repertory Theatre: 352-538-5516 Drawer Boy at Acrosstown Theatre, ends Sept 9. Squiteri Studio Theatre (UF campus): 352-392-1653 Gainesville Community Playhouse: 352-376-4949 All My Sons, September 14-30.
EVENTS Hippodrome Theatre: 352-375-4477 Other Desert Cities, ends September 23. Constans Theatre: 352-392-1653 Santa Fe’s Fine Arts Hall Santa Fe Winds and Classics, October 4.
NIGHTLIFE & WEEKEND ACTIVITIES
Tom Miller Summer Unspectacular (Open Mic) at The Laboratory. Hot Mess at the U.C. Mug Night Monday at Fubar. Burger night at Copper Monkey. Pour Till You Score at Sweet Mel’s/ Naughty Mel’s. Jazz at Emiliano’s Café, 6:30pm. Hospitality night at Tall Paul’s Brew House. HOB appreciation night at Gainesville House of Beer. MNF at Gator City. Piloxing at the Millhopper Branch Library, 7:30pm. Team Trivia at Loosey’s Longshot, 7:30pm. \m/etal \m/ondays at Mars Pub & Laser Tag.
Trivia at The Midnight, 9pm. Service Night at Boca Fiesta. Mug Night at EndZone.
$5 AUCD Video DJ-JD at Grog House. Reggae Revival Tuesdays at Double Down Live. Trivia Tuesdays at Gator City. Brewery Pint Night at Gainesville House of Beer. Koozie Toozday at Fubar. Trivia at The Laboratory, 7:30pm. Twitch! at the U.C. $2 Tuesdays at Mother’s Pub. Trivia at Sweet Mel’s/Naughty Mel’s, 7;30pm. Gainesville Comedy Showcase at 1982. PBR Night at Sweet Mel’s/Naughty Mel’s. Tipsy Tuesday AUCD at Tall Paul’s Brew House. Wine classes at Half Cork’d, last Tuesday of every month. Karaoke with DJ Wolfman at Rockey’s Piano Bar. Hospitality night at Gainesville House of Beer. $2 island Tuesdays at EndZone. Rock ‘n’ Roll Vinyl Night at Loosey’s Longshot. TwoCan Tuesdays at Mars Pub & Laser Tag. Tankard Tuesdays at The Midnight.
WEDNESDAY Farmers market at Downtown Community
Plaza, 4pm. Wednesday night jazz at Emiliano’s Café, 6:30pm. Comedy Showcase at Mother’s Pub. Wheel Wednesdays at Fubar. Retro night at the Dirty Bar. Wine Down Wednesday at Tall Paul’s Brew House. Jazz at Emiliano’s Café. Guy’s Night at EndZone. Ladies night at Copper Monkey. Ladies night at Gator City. Ladies night at Grog House. 2-4-1 wells for ladies at Sweet Mel’s/ Naughty Mel’s. National stand-up comedians at Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar. Vinyl Vednesdays at Mars Pub & Laser Tag. Live acoustic music at Loosey’s Longshot. Martini night at Liquid Ginger. Test and Tune at the Gainesville Raceway. Randall Nights at Gainesville House of Beer. Whiskey Wednesdays at EndZone. Wino Wednesday at The Midnight. Ladies’ Night at Cantina 101. Blue Leopard at 2nd Street Speakeasy.
Randall Nights at Gainesville House of Beer. Trivia at Alley Gatorz, 7pm. Dirty Talk Ladies Night at FUBAR. Ladies Night at Dirty Bar. 4-Person pool league at Palomino Pool Hall. College night at :08. Thirsty Thursday AUCD at Tall Paul’s Brew House.
RASCAL FLATTS WITH LITTLE BIG TOWN
Volunteer meeting at the Civic Media Center, 6pm.
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Get a little country in your soul at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center on September 29 when country band Rascal Flatts hits the stage at 7pm singing new Billboard chart-toppers from their latest album, “Changed.” According to Billboard. com, Rascal Flatt’s single “Banjo” was the 12th song to reach the No. 1 spot on the singles charts since their first number one, “These Days,” off the 2002 album, Melt. The country trio will also be touring with Little Big Town, another band currently dominating the airwaves with their hit “Pontoon.” Get your tickets and find out more information at www. oconnellcenter.ufl.edu.
EVENTS Free wells for ladies at Sweet Mel’s/ Naughty Mel’s. Dueling Pianos at Rockeys Piano Bar. Open Mic Jam Session at Puerto Tagwa. Thirsty Thursdays at EndZone. Martini Madness at Emiliano’s Cafe. Thirsty Thursdays at The Midnight.
HARRY POTTER’S WORLD Harry Potter fans are going to love this one! Just because the books and movies have come to an end doesn’t mean you can’t find new stories in the world of the famous teenage wizard. From now until October 4, pay a visit to the Health Science Center Library to see the seven-part exhibit, “Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine.” The magic in the Harry Potter series, while fictional is also partially based on Renaissance traditions such as alchemy, astrology and natural philosophy, which played an important role in the development of Western science. This exhibit also uses materials from the National Library of Medicine and incorporates the work of several 15th- and 16th-century thinkers to examine important ethical topics. For more information, visit www.guides.uflib.ufl.edu.
Planetarium Show at the SF Kika Silva Planetarium, 7pm. Beat the Clock Fridays at Grog House. TGIFubar Friday at Fubar. Tailgate Fridays at :08. Dueling Pianos at Rockeys Piano Bar. DJ Malibu Darby at The Backyard at Boca Fiesta. Live music at the Fat Tuscan. Hot hula fitness at the Okito America Family Fun Center. Latin Fridays at Costa Lounge. Live Music at Dirty Bar, Thornebrook Village. Live Music at Tall Paul’s Brew House. Flowing Fridays at Mars Pub & Laser Tag. ‘80s Night with DJ B-Rad at Gator City. Black Fridays at EndZone. Free Fridays downtown.
Farmers Market at Hawthorne, 8am. Haile Village farmer’s market, 8:30am. Haile Historic Homestead tours, 10am.
Docent-Led tours at the Harn Museum of Art, 2pm. Music 360 at the SF Kika Silva Pla Planetarium. Gainesville Comedy Showcase at the Clarion Inn, 9pm. Seven Deadly Sins Saturday at Fubar. Karaoke with DJ Wolfman at Loosey’s Longshot, 9pm. Country night at :08. AUCD at EndZone. Dueling pianos at Rockeys Piano Bar. Electro Saturdays at Costa Lounge. Latin Lounge Saturdays at Puerto Tagwa. 3-2-1 GO! Saturdays at FUBAR. Ladies’ Night at End Zone. Live Music at Dirty Bar, Thornebrook Village. Live Music or DJ at Naughty Mel’s. Sampler Saturdays at Mars Pub & Laser Tag. Neon Liger at Spannk.
Haile Historic Homestead Tours, 12pm. Hoola Hoop Jam at Westside Park, 2pm. Docent-Lead tours at the Harn Museum of Art, 2pm. Reggae jazz at Reggae Shack Cafe. S.I.N. Sunday at Fubar. Traditional German brunch at Stubbies & Steins. Potluck: The Gathering at 1982. Hair o’ the Dog Sundays at Loosey’s Longshot. Sunday Fundays at Mars Pub & Laser Tag.
GOING OUT Specials at EndZone don’t wait for football season; they take place all year long. On Mug Mondays, buy a mug and reﬁll it for $1. Two-for-one drinks are featured Sunday through Wednesday (4pm-close), to help wash down those 50-cent wings (all day, every day). Thursday for the ladies, with women drinking free from 10pm until close. (See our nightlife listings for all specials.)
Soda is referred to as “soft drinks” because they do not contain2012 alcohol. www.insitegainesville.com September
Drink, Draw & Jam at The Midnight. Dirty Bingo at FUBAR. Sunday Soiree at the Doris. Sunday Local Market at Citizens CO-op, 2pm.
GATOR HOME SPORTS CALENDAR FOOTBALL
Sat, Sep 22 v. Kentucky TBA Sat, Oct 6 v. LSU TBA
Fri, Sep 14-16 The State of Florida Championships
Sun, Sep 2 Florida International 7pm Sun, Sep 9 v. New Mexico 1pm Fri, Sep 21 v. Tennessee 7pm Sun Sep 23 v. Georgia 2pm Fri, Sep 28 v. Mississippi 7pm Sun, Sep 30 v. Arkansas 1pm
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
Sat, Sep 15 Mountain Dew Invitational 7:55am
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
Sat, Sep 15 Mountain Dew Invitational 7:55am
Fri, Sep 7 v. Jacksonville 7:30pm Sat, Sep 8 v. Louisiana-Lafayette 5:30pm Sat, Sep 8 v. Georgia Tech 7:30pm Fri, Sep 21 v. Missouri 7pm Fri, Oct 5 v. Arkansas 7pm For more information and a complete listing of all UF sports, visit www.gatorzone.com.
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When band co-founder and drummer Alex Klausner ﬁrst told me of his idea for the Savants of Soul, an eight-piece throwback-soul band from a group of former kids with strong ska-punk inﬂuences, I was intrigued but somewhat skeptical. I mean, how much could these young adults, barely into their 20s, know about a musical genre that was at its peak in the ‘60s and ‘70s—long before they were born? Now, upon listening to their debut single “Darkness,” produced by Dave Melosh, I am convinced. The band’s debut release in the form of a digital 45, slated for sometime this September, is just like the way it used to be done back in the heyday of Soul—adjusted for the digital age—featuring “Darkness” as the A-side and “You’re All Mine” as the B-side. “Darkness,” a Stax-like funky duo between singers Justin McKenzie and Kylie Winkles, is full of attitude and accusation about a man saying he regrets a love affair with a woman, who boldly says he can never break free of her. By contrast, “You’re All Mine” features more of the sweet Motown-sound and a much more harmonizing lyrical content. “Hey, you get me high. That’s no lie—you’re just ﬁne/Right down here with you, nothing to do—you’re all mine.” Both songs have catchy hooks, cool guitar licks, rhythmic bass, well-placed keys, infectious drums, vocals with swag, and are replete with a horn section and the quality backup vocals the heart hankers for in soul music. The Savants of Soul are a diverse group of serious and talented musicians who prove that hard work at your craft can equal a sound that is just pure fun.
Relying on generic bass thumps and dance synths, album openers “Dreams and Disasters” and “Shooting Star” sound like they could belong to any other mainstream artist. “Gold,” with catchy electronic noises and a mellower beat, sounds a little more like the artist fans know. Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 provides guest vocals on “Dementia,” which would actually ﬁt in nicely with Blink’s newer material. Other collaborations include a new potential No. 1 for Young, “Good Time,” with new radio star Carly Rae Jepsen. Young’s attempts to make hits on The Midsummer Station sound unauthentic and forced, resulting in a poorlydesigned album with little replay value.
drift with “Day Four,” almost a re-creation of the band’s ballad “Blue Light,” but more hopeless. Next, “Coliseum” introduces a southern, bluesy feel elevated by the use of a buzzy acoustic guitar, rarely used by Bloc Party. Songs like “V.A.L.I.S.” and “Team A” employ the cool but driven demeanor of Silent Alarm, and the album closes with “We Are Not Good People,” an apparent expulsion of the band’s heavy metal demons with a crash ending. Despite the album’s fragmentation, the various twists and turns make Four an interesting ride worth revisiting.
GOD FORGIVES, I DON’T
DEF JAM/MAYBACH MUSIC
In terms of personal history, the music industry and entrepreneurship, Rick Ross is working to reach Jay-Z’s level of success, and he isn’t doing too shabby. Shortly after starting his own record label, Maybach Music Group, Ross released 2010’s Teﬂon Don, his most critically acclaimed album to date. The album helped solidify the new chop ‘n bang street sound associated with producer Lex Luger, whose explosive style was soon adopted by tons of imitators. Fortunately, Ross does not seem to be overly attached to the already-tired sound. On his new album God Forgives, I Don’t, he reaches for a wider array of beats and focuses on out-rapping himself with every bar. The ﬁnal product isn’t as epic or hard-hitting as Teﬂon Don, but his newest release is easily a great rap album. Ross stuns listeners early on by uniting Dr. Dre and
Jay-Z on “3 Kings,” a track nearly larger than life due to the charisma and credentials of those involved. “Maybach Music IV” continues the musically sexy sound of that song series, putting Ne-Yo’s slick vocals over horns and guitar solos that deserve a stadium. Ross slips backwards brieﬂy into the overplayed street sound on “Hold Me Back” and “911” but quickly recovers with the Roots-esque “Presidential” and the cinematically string-clad “Ten Jesus Pieces.” Excellent production choices and chiseled rap skills make God Forgives, I Don’t a smart and enjoyable release.
Local DJ: Bill Perry TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT NEIL YOUNG
SUN GIANT FLEET FOXES
The greatest, most honest album ever written. Pure, open soul and raw. Neil is suffering love and loss in “Speaking Out” and “Tonight’s The Night,” but the album has fun too with “Roll Another Number.” This album wasn’t going to be released, but (thankfully) his friends insisted.
SEPTEMBER 4 Animal Collective Centipede HZ Matchbox Twenty North T.I. Trouble Man
SEPTEMBER 11 Bob Dylan Tempest Akon Stadium Dave Matthews Band The Magic Door Ludacris Ludaversal
Following nasty break-up rumors and a two-year hiatus that saw each band member doing his own thing, Bloc Party seem to have reconciled their differences. The band is back with Four, their ﬁrst album together since 2009’s Intimacy, an industrial-inspired rock album not much different from its predecessor. Bloc Party starts off sounding darker than ever. They attempt a cinematic hard rock style in the same vein as Muse on songs like “So He Begins to Lie” and “Octopus,” which contain hardly any remnants of the band’s iconic album Silent Alarm: a fast, clean celebration of post-punk and electric guitars. “Kettling” continues the heavy sounds as frontman Kele Okereke creates a hopeful anthem, “The future’s ours, yes it is / We can feel it in our bones.” The album takes a sharp turn and cools to a slow
We're Not Worthy! Damn Good! Not Bad! It’s Got Its Moments It Rocks! - NOT!
★★★★ ★★★ ★★ ★
By Wade Powell
THE MIDSUMMER STATION Adam Young, a.k.a. Owl City, originally started writing and recording songs at his parents’ house to cope with insomnia. After going viral, signing a record deal with Universal Republic and releasing Ocean City, it was time for one of Young’s little basement songs, “Fireﬂies,” to top U.S. charts almost immediately. He followed Ocean City with All Things Bright and Beautiful, an album that shared the playful, shimmering synth-pop of its predecessor while showcasing little artistic development and producing no big hits. With The Midsummer Station, Young is clearly trying to get things moving. The constant critical comparisons to indie-electro favorite The Postal Service can end here, as Young seems to have traded in his magical, childlike tunes for desperate Top 40 wannabes. The tenderness of a song like “Fireﬂies” has been completely marred here by commercial desolation and unoriginality.
DARKNESS Savants of Soul ★★★★
A few years ago, bands like Kings of Leon and the Fleet Foxes refreshed music. This take by the Fleet Foxes has refreshing folk inﬂuences and beautiful album covers. One of my favorite songs in the past 15 years is an echo-heavy piece called “Mykonos.” It’s very lively and it makes me feel good.
The Raveonettes: Observator
SEPTEMBER 18 Ben Folds Five The Sound of the Life of the Mind Out Ne-Yo R.E.D. Pink The Truth About Love Kreayshawn Somethin’ ‘Bout Kreay The Killers Battle Born Wiz Khalifa O.N.I.F.C.
SEPTEMBER 25 Deadmau5 >Album Title Goes Here< Green Day Uno! Lupe Fiasco Food & Liquor 2: the Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 Mumford & Sons Babel No Doubt Push and Shove
—Compiled by Greg Allard
SHINEDOWN From the opening song “Adrenaline” to the last note of “Through The Ghost,” it was apparent Shinedown had come to kick butt and make some positive statements. Unlike previous works, this record seems more upbeat. Brent Smith has the best voice in modern music that I have ever heard, recorded or live.
Pet Shop Boys Elysium
BILL PERRY: Since 1980 Bill has been a part of the Gainesville music scene, known for his years with Hyde and Zeke Records. He has DJ’ed at the Metro and the Vatican clubs in town and most recently has his own show on growradio.org Thursdays at noon.
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KISS AND MOTLEY CRUE “The hottest band in the land: Kiss!” That is how Kiss is always introduced, and the show at the 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre in Tampa drove the point home, although opener Motley Crue gave them a run in the heat department. Kiss and Motley Crue are both known for their love of pyro, and both bands had plenty of ﬂames and sparks for their full-length sets. Both bands are now classic acts; the songs are a bit nostalgic, memories of the days when rock music was a mix of showmanship and musicianship. No surprise then that both acts stick to the classics, although Kiss did play “Hell or Hallelujah” from the upcoming Monster album (and now on iTunes). Motley Crue was the original line-up while Kiss now includes guitarist Tommy Thayer
and drummer Eric Singer replacing Ace Frehley and Peter Criss respectively (with the originals’ make-up). Kiss also has new costumes for this tour. Tommy Lee always has to do something outrageous. He has his drum on a rollercoaster that goes upside down. He even took a fan on the ride with him. Gene Simmons still spits blood and ﬁre during the Kiss set, and he “ﬂies” up to the top of the lighting rig to sing “God of Thunder.” Other than the Kiss costumes and new song, it was pretty much old-school. Critics may not like that, but the thousands of fans at the amphitheater enjoyed it. The fans were there to “Rock and Roll All Night,” and they knew what they were getting and enjoyed it.
RINGO STARR AND HIS ALL STARR BAND Ringo Starr and his All Starrs have made touring into a tradition for the former Beatle. Not every year but fairly regularly, although the line-up changes every time to keep it fresh. This year’s version played the St. Augustine Amphitheatre last week for a nice evening of Ringo classics and other hits by the band members. Todd Rundgren sang “I Saw the Light,” “Love is the Answer” and “Bang the Drum.” Steve Lukather brought the Toto classics “Roseanna,” “Africa” and “Hold the Line.” Richard Page sang Mr. Mister’s “Kyrie,” “Broken Wings” and “You Are Mine.” Gregg Rolie sang the Santana classics “Evil Ways,” “Black Magic Woman” and “Everybody’s Everything” (I was surprised a Journey song wasn’t included). As always, Ringo Starr and His All Starrs played a nice set
of classic music that was more than 90 minutes of hits with the legendary Beatle as ringmaster. The band seemed to enjoy the show too; it seems there is always a great chemistry in Ringo’s All Starrs. A Ringo concert makes the summer concert season is a little better. But it was Ringo’s show, and he got more than a dozen songs from his past, including the Beatles’ songs “Don’t Pass Me By” (with Ringo playing the opening keyboard part), “Yellow Submarine,” “I Wanna Be Your Man” and “With A Little Help From My Friends.” From Ringo 2012, his 17th solo album, he sang “Wings” and “Anthem.” In addition to covering Carl Perkins (“Matchbox”), Buck Owens (“Act Naturally”) and the Shirelles (“Boys”), he ended the show with a cover of John Lennon’s “Give Peace a Chance.”
VAN’S WARPED TOUR The Van’s Warped Tour, a.k.a. punk rock summer camp, visited the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando this past weekend with the usual cacophony of “alternative” vendors and sponsors interacting with fans under the Florida sun. On 10 stages, bands vied for the ears of curious onlookers and die-hard music fans, hoping to gain some new fans with a half-hour set. Over the years, the Van’s Warped Tour has helped introduce new bands to the youth and featured some unusual additions as they have stepped outside their original punk genre. The tour was the ﬁrst place I photographed bands such as Eminem, Ice T, Blink 182 and Gym Class Heroes. Green Day was there one year, too. Gainesville’s own Less Than Jake and Against Me have played the Warped Tour. Even Katy Perry appeared one year. It is a low-budget festival, setting up in parking lots and ﬁelds so bands can play on small stages created from semi-trucks that unfold like Transformers. They keep the prices low so it’s affordable and bring in plenty of sponsors eager to put swag in the
hands of young consumers. With so many bands, it is difﬁcult to choose, but this year I stuck with the two main stages and caught some punk and metal. One of the ﬁrst bands I caught was New Found Glory, returning to carry the pop-punk banner (and crowd surf a bit). Taking Back Sunday was there representing screamo. Pierce the Veil was one of the most popular new bands. Miss May I was probably the heaviest band I caught. I am there for photos though, and I always get some nice shots. The photo pits always have new photographers, which is ﬁne—usually. This year, a rookie would constantly lift his camera from the front of the pit. (That blocks every shooter behind him.) One of the singers (I won’t say who) noticed he was frustrating other photographers and swatted his hand. Yep, taught him some photo pit etiquette. If you don’t get a shot of somebody jumping, you are not trying. I got some air at New Found Glory, and Miss May I. Austin Carlile of Of Mice & Men got right in my face for some nice shots. As always, it was a fun punk rock festival.
THE FLORIDA THEATRE (Gainesville)
Sep 27 – Corey Smith Oct 18 – Colt Ford Oct 21 – Minus the Bear, Cursive, Girl in a Coma Oct 24 – Blackberry Smoke Oct 25 – The Expendables, Iration, Cisco Adler
THE VAULT (Gainesville) Sep 25 – Zedd, Porter Robinson THE PHILLIPS CENTER (Gainesville) Sep 21 – Sister Hazel
THE RUTH ECKERD HALL (Clearwater) Sep 22 – Imagination Movers Sep 23 – Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson plays Thick As A Brick 1 & 2 Sep 29 – Fiona Apple Oct 4 – Joe Cocker, Dave Mason Oct 12 – Australian Pink Floyd Show Oct 16 – John Legend Oct 20 – Chris Robinson Oct 24 – Lynyrd Skynyrd Nov 9 – Leann Rimes Dec 3,4 – Eddie Vedder, Glen Hansard Dec 7 – Little Anthony & the Imperials
(Gainesville) Sep 29 – Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, Edens Edge
HIGH DIVE (Gainesville) Sep 7 – Kevin Maines Band, Kaleigh Baker, John Ezra Band Sep 8 – Thunderclap, Trailer of Tears Sep 12 – Strung Out, The Swellers, Such Gold, Nerd Alert Sep 13 – Xylitone, Dancell, Common Intent Sep 15 – Adult Boys, Thunderband, Hard Luck Society, Hymn for Her, Have Gun Wil Travel Sep 20 – Tribal Seeds, Ballyhoo, Naked Jane Sep 21 – Heavy Petty, Thomas Wynn & the Believers Sep 22 – Low Cut Connie, Michael Claytor Sep 27 – The Green, Stick Figure, Sidereal Sep 28 – Aer, Yonas, David Dallas, D.P., Rezza Sep 30 – Slackers, Duppies Oct 4 – The Wailers, Morning Fatty, Crazy Carls Oct 5 – Big Sky, Chuck Nash Band Oct 10 – Jealous Sound, Daytrader, Black Box Jungle, The Bends Oct 11 – Flobots, Astronautalis Oct 13 – Dopapod, J2K Oct 17 – Reptar Oct 25 – Pre-Fest show Oct 26-28 – The Fest
THE HOUSE OF BLUES (Orlando) Sep 7 – Colt Ford Sep 8 – Ed Sheeran Sep 15 – Citizen Cope Sep 20 – Ruben Blades Sep 21 – Amon Tobin Sep 27 – M83 Oct 8 – Gotye Oct 10 – Andrew Bird Oct 14 – Nightwish Oct 15 – Band of Horses Oct 16 – The Weeknd Oct 20 – Temper Trap Oct 22 – Passion Pit UCF Arena (Orlando) Oct 3 – Pretty Lights, Supervision Oct 26 – Lynyrd Skynyrd Ponte Vedra Concert Hall (Ponte Vedra) Sep 12 – Citizen Cope Sep 25 – Ben Sollee Sep 28 – Keiko Matsui Oct 4 – Victor Wooten Oct 17 – Ani DiFranco
There is plenty of word play and drinking to be had at Flashbacks Café and Lounge. Mondays are blue drink specials, followed by Terrible Twosdays, Whiskey Wednesdays, Throwback Thursdays, Groovy Fridays and Saturdays bringing back the 80s with drink specials based on bad 80s ﬂicks. Expect to get bloody on Sundays with bloody Marys and movies on TV.
SAINT AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE (St Aug)
Sep 13, 14 – Brantley Gilbert Sep 21 – Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson plays Thick As A Brick 1 & 2 Sep 22 – Blondie, Devo Sep 25 – Stevie Nicks Sep 30 – Joe Cocker, Dave Mason Oct 12 – O.A.R.
1-800-ASK-GARY AMPHITHEATRE (Tampa) Kendrick Lamar
THE HARD ROCK LIVE
(Orlando) Sep 15 – Chris Isaak Sep 18 – The Go-Go’s Sep 27 – Metric Sep 28 – Anjelah Johnson Sep 29 – Adam Ant Oct 1 – Fiona Apple Oct 12 – Sinbad Nov 1 – The Script Nov 9 – Primus Nov 10 – Weezer (blue album) Nov 11 – Weezer (Pinkerton album)
(Orlando) Sep 7 – Owl City Sep 8 – Ed Sheeran Sep 19 – Guided By Voices Sep 20 – Datsik Sep 22 – Circa Survive, Touche Amore, Balance & Composure Sep 30 – Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes Oct 13 – Matt and Kim Oct 15 – Ingrid Michaelson Oct 22 – Xavier Rudd Oct 23 – Minus the Bear, Cursive Oct 24 – Die Antwoord Oct 27 – Pennywise, Street Dogs, Mxpx, Unwritten Law Nov 1 – Motion City Soundtrack Nov 9 – A$ap Rocky, Danny Brown
Sep 13 – Uproar Festival with Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, Adelitas Way, P.O.D. & more Sep 16 – Toby Keith Sep 28 – Brad Paisley, The Band Perry, Scotty McCreery Oct 12 – Journey, Pat Benatar, Loverboy Oct 26 – Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, Eli Young Band Nov 3 – Rush
THE RITZ (Tampa) Sep 26 – Kendrick Lamar Sep 29 – Metric Oct 10 – GZA Oct 14 – Band of Horses Oct 16 – Ani DiFranco Oct 17 – Matt & Kim Oct 19 – Gwar Oct 23 – Die Antwoord Oct 24 – Awolnation Oct 25 – Shpongle FREEBIRD LIVE (Jax)
Sep 7 – Corbitt Brothers, Bonnie Blue, Rusty Shine Sep 8 – Bluer Than Black (Alice in Chains tribute) Sep 16 – Strung Out, The Swellers, Such Gold Sep 20 – Yelawolf, Ritzz, Trouble Andrew, DJ Vaira Sep 21 – Keylow, Mr. Whitty, Dictator Sep 23 – Off!, Negative Approach, Double Negative Sep 25 – Adam Ant Sep 26 – The Green, Stick Figure, Tastebuds Sep 28 – Zach Deputy Oct 6 – EOTO Oct 8 – Trampled By Turtles, honeyhoney
Apples have more stimulant than caffeine. September 2012 www.MYGAINESVILLERESTAURANTS.com
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MUSIC BAND PROFILE
DEVA BLANCHARD OF THE
hree of four of the Captive Eddies have played together in Alachua County since they were 13. The band consists of Deva Blanchard, 33, on lead vocals, guitar and mandolin; his twin brother, Leaf Blanchard, 33, on bass guitar, guitar and vocals; their childhood friend Jody Moore, 33, on lead guitar, bass guitar and vocals; and Eddie Fields, 34, on drums. Frontman Deva Blanchard talked to us about the band’s origins and their new record, Simple Dreams. —Greg Allard
Where did the name Captive Eddies come from?
The name came up out of a joke about our drummer Eddie, that he is our captive whenever he is with us on the road. I thought about how capturing the musical currents —eddies—is what we do and how playing music, hearing music in my head or a dream, or just following a feeling about the way a sound is affecting me, and then trying to capture it through musical expressions, is like capturing eddies.
Where did you record Simple Dreams?
How did your band start?
Leaf and I moved to Gainesville from Pearson, Fla., when we were 13. Our mother rented a house in Morning Glory Farm, which is where we met Jody, who quickly became like a family member. Before that, Leaf and I had been trying to learn how to play guitar, and Jody had learned some guitar from his mom. But then, all of a sudden, it became a race to see who could learn faster.
All three of us soaked up everything we could from the musicians around us, including Jody’s mom and my father, all great musicians. We met Richy Stano, who had just ﬁnished a 10-year stint at [the Guitar Institute of Technology] as a staff instructor. In 2002, I was ready to start my dream band. I called Jody (who was living in Athens, Ga.) and asked him to move back to start a band. He did within the month. I had known since I was a kid that Jody and I were meant to play music together. One year later, we had just played a set at the Alachua County Community Music Harvest Festival and a friend introduced me to Eddie. I had heard that he was this amazing drummer and keyboard player and he also was running his own recording studio and he was completely blind. After ﬁve minutes, I asked Eddie if he wanted to play some music, and I gave him a hand drum.
We played 11 of my songs and he followed every change as if he knew them by heart. By the time we got done, a large crowd of people had gathered. I decided he had to be my drummer.
So you’re pretty connected to Gainesville.
Gainesville’s rich music scene had a big inﬂuence on us as musicians. When we started playing at 13, we would go to whatever shows or parties we could ﬁnd that had live music. We would have to convince the venue that we were aspiring musicians and that they should let us through the door—we had great luck.We got exposed to folk, folk rock, jam bands, funk, hard rock, metal, jazz and reggae. We also became friends with a lot of the local bands and musicians, who would see us in front of the stage at every show watching their every move. A few weeks ago, when I was in Gainesville to shoot a music video, I ran into one of my favorite musicians and good friends from that time period, Patrick David Koch, of Big White Undies. As we were talking, he mentioned that time period and how the three of us would always be at the front of the stage and I had to laugh, because I had forgotten. Moving forward a few years, we traded that spot for the stage, playing a lot of the same venues that we had been going to for years.
The album was recorded in Nashville and produced by Grammy award-winning platinum recording artist and friend Brent Truitt. The time that we logged in the studio recording the album was 60 days of incredible fun and creative excitement. The album features our good friend and bass player Byron House (from Robert Plant’s Band of Joy) as a guest and Larry Atamanuik (from Alison Kraus’s band), on drums.
What are your favorite tracks?
I like all of the tracks. We did a poll of 50 people to see what was the top favorite out of the 11, so we could do a presentation with Warner Music with three of the top tracks. Eight came out with an almost even rank. If I had to say, I would say my top three tracks are “Wake up,” “Simple Dream” and “Darlin’.”
Tell us about your songwriting process.
It can happen anywhere. I could be driving and some lyrics or a melody will pop into my head. I spend a lot of time with my instruments, just playing for fun. This is where most of my songs come from. Sometimes, before I pick up my guitar, I will just get quiet and listen to see what I hear drifting in my head, then I will pick up the guitar and play what I am hearing. It always comes down to a melody that catches my attention, whether it comes from the quiet space inside of me or I’m already playing and I just hear a melody.
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When our band ﬁrst got together, I told them that I want to write about things that have positive and inspiring beneﬁts to the audience and they loved the idea.
How would you classify your music?
This has been quite a question that our Warner Bros. Music co-manager helped us to answer when she heard the album. “Pop” is the word she used. Our music contains elements from every type of music we have ever been exposed to. In this new album, you can clearly hear inﬂuences of rock, folk, reggae and classical, which all ﬁt under an umbrella of pop. As the band talked about what we wanted, I told them that I wanted to play music that was not tied to an idea of how we think it should sound, but instead whatever music we were hearing in our heads—whether it was Leaf who had an idea, Jody or me—and they felt the same way. This October, Captive Eddies will be playing at the new Jones location in downtown Gainesville on Halloween night and also during the Swallow Tail Festival in Alachua. Their new album, Simple Dreams, will be available on Captiveeddies.com.
THINK FAST Favorite Gainesville band: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Favorite place to eat: The Jones Eastside Eatery Favorite movie: Avatar, The Matrix, Being Jon Malkovich Food staple you subsist on: Completely vegetarian—bread, rice, beans, nuts, fruit and veggies.
LENA HEADEY G
ame of Thrones queen Lena Headey's new big-screen adventure has her turning up in the comic-book sci-fi Dredd 3D, a future scenario playing out on a devastated planet Earth. In this conversation, the 38-year-old Brit talks about her role as Ma-Ma, a prostitute presiding over a ruthless drug empire. The self-confessed workaholic touched on sex for sale, changing it up between royalty and rowdy (on the small and big screens), and where she may be headed next for the new season of medieval mayhem. —Prairie Miller
Tell us about Ma-Ma, the homicidal hooker you play in Dredd 3D. She's a prostitute and she kills her pimp. After that she takes over his drug business. It's dangerous, but she's an addict, so she's already dead in a way.
What was it like playing a freaky femme fatale?
I think of her like this great white shark who is just waiting for someone bigger and stronger to come her way and kill her. But she's ready for it, and in fact, she can't wait for it to happen! Yet nobody has been able to do it. So she's this scarred shark moving along, and everyone ﬂees from her, and she's waiting for someone to just have the balls to do it.
So how is this Dredd do-over new and different from Stallone's 1995 incarnation?
everyone looks like shit in the morning. So if the paparazzi come around, I just laugh. But there's that whole other world that has become more important than the work, and I ﬁnd that f***ing weird.
What are your thoughts about actresses who turn into divas?
Yes. But I go out the door looking really uncool. You know,
Do you know what I love? Angel Delight. I'm like, “I'm going to whip up a bowl of butterscotch Angel Delight.” It's the most white trash desert you could ever have, but sometimes that's good!
Tell us about your tattoos.
I ﬁnd them charming, and I feel that they're part of me. I personally love them. A lot of people don't like them, especially in the industry.
What is your down time like?
I hang out with my husband, and I see my mates. And I drink; I do a little bit of that. But I’m just sort of enjoying my house, which I love, and just living instead of just working. [Editor’s note: Lena ﬁled for divorce from musician Peter Loughran on July 20.]
Which one has been your favorite?
I like them all, really, but especially a big piece on my back, with peonies and swallows. It has a lot of movement in it, and it goes from my lower back and sort of curls around my womanly shapes. And then it just comes up around my shoulder.
What's the difference between doing television and Game of Thrones?
What's your take on your character, Cersei?
Anything else that shakes up your comfort zone—like the paparazzi?
Speaking of which, any guilty pleasure high on your list?
I watched lots of musicals and I thought all the women look like that. And you get to dance and wear all these sparkling things. I think I found something there, in the emotion of acting. But it's weird, because the older I get, it's like I get more shy—but I'm still doing it! So I guess you could say it's a strange, addictive and weird thing for me.
Are you okay with getting naked for the cameras?
It's always weird, the thought of taking your clothes off in front of 20 people and then to have it projected in front of many more.
It was kind of like having a lot of naked brothers who were on a crazy diet. And I'd rub it in, because I could eat what I wanted to. And did!
What made you interested in acting?
This one feels more British. You know, just dirty and dark and violent—not afraid to show blood.
How do you go about finding the raw emotional core in all the women you play?
She's someone who has so much going on: pain and confusion, and no guidance. And she's a curious woman with a hard shell. But inside I believe there is madness.
Can you describe Cersei in five words or less? Smart, insecure, ferociously maternal and cutthroat.
I started when I was 17, and I think my idealism has gone; but not in a bad way. I used to do things that people would never see. And I've tried everything, even if it was going to be a dreadful failure, and people might laugh. It's all experience.
How about that other take-charge royalty you've played, Queen Gorgo in 300? What was it like hanging with all those scantily clad Spartans?
I think that divas do exist, because people who bring in money at the box ofﬁce are allowed to behave like that. So there is a tolerance of that because it equals money. I was brought up with a massive work ethic; like, nothing comes for free, and you do it. You commit and you do it. I still believe in that.
With movies, you don't get as much of a journey as you can have on a television series. There's much more freedom to explore a character. It's so absorbing—nobody stops evolving. So it's just kind of brilliant.
Have your ideas about the movie business changed over time?
There are just different ways to be angry and different ways to show excitement or lust; all those things. And I just think how it comes through them.
How do you feel about your future and the whole celebrity thing?
I'm quite happy in my existence. It's a moment. It's a great moment. But I take it as a moment, and I enjoy what I do. It's a great way to live your life.
By Bradley Osburn
PG13, Thriller SEPTEMBER 7 Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde, Dennis Quaid, Jeremy Irons with the story behind his stolen manuscript and Much like his character in Limitless, Bradley Cooper Dennis Quaid and Olivia Wilde apparently have a plays a failed writer in The Words, but this time, story arc. Hopefully the ﬁnal product is cohesive, as instead of taking experimental, mumbo jumbo-based dual directors Lee Sternthal and Brian Klugman are intelligence enhancers, he steals another man’s work making their directorial debuts. The cast is top-notch and writes the next great American novel. The trailers and the idea is interesting, which is a good start. Let’s are intriguing, but confusing. There seem to be just hope that it’s actually worth the $10 price tag. three stories happening at once, as Cooper becomes famous and is confronted by Jeremy Irons’ character
RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION R, Action/Adventure Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Kevin Durand, Colin Salmon, Sienna Guillory In a miracle of Hollywood ﬁlmmaking, the Resident Evil series is back for a ﬁfth installment, because apparently moviegoers loved the last four enough to pay money for them. Milla Jovovich is back as Alice, the heroine of the series and some sort of clone/psychic-superhero/zombie-slaying biological experiment, alongside what appears to
The Cold Light of Day (PG13, Action/Suspense) Henry Cavill, Bruce Willis, Sigourney Weaver
SEPTEMBER 14 Arbitrage (R, Drama) Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Brit Marling
be all of the characters who have died in the series so far. There will be zombies and melodrama, and Jovovich is almost guaranteed to spend a few minutes in some sort of tiny cloth that is supposed to resemble clothing. And director Paul W.S. Anderson, of Pandorum and Aliens vs. Predator fame, will continue rolling in the cash.
Elephant White (R, Action) Kevin Bacon, Djimon Hounsou
THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER PG13, Comedy/Drama Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller, Kate Walsh, Mae Whitman Filmmaker Stephen Chbosky has turned his bestselling 1999 book into a feature ﬁlm about Logan Lermann’s character Charlie, a socially inept teenager learning to step out and open up. This actually looks pretty charming, even if it’s not your normal sort of ﬁlm. Lermann looks like he’s bringing a lot of emotion to a character who’s making friends for the ﬁrst time in his life and loving it, while Emma Watson, with a missing-in-
Branded (R, Suspense) Ed Stoppard, Leelee Sobieski, Jeffrey Tambor
action English accent, is channeling all of the pent up craziness she had to suppress for the ten years she was portraying Hermione in Harry Potter. Expect snarky dialogue using words that teenagers can’t possibly know yet, but enjoy it as what it is: a sweet coming-of-age story about a really awkward time in a young person’ life—something we can all relate to.
Sinister (R, Suspense/Thriller) Ethan Hawke, James Ramsone, James D’Onofrio End of Watch (R, Drama) Jake Gyllenhall, Michael Peña, America Ferrera House at the End of the Street (PG13, Horror) Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue, Max Theirot
Rating Not Available, Suspense/Thriller Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Noah Segan Now here’s an interesting premise for a timetravel movie: Contract killers use hyper-advanced technology to send their marks back in time to be killed in the past. Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as one of these modern-day killers, when Bruce Willis, himself but 30 years older, is sent back
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An intense war epic tells the true story of the Mexican uprising known as the 1920s Cristero War. A group of men and women led by Enrique Gorostieta make a brave decision to risk everything for their family, faith and future of their country. THEIR TAKE: “There's enough froth to keep the memory of Will Ferrell's recent Casa Di Me Padre close at hand.” —Michelle Orange, Movieline
Won’t Back Down (PG, Drama) Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhall, Lance Reddick
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING PG-13 (Comedy) Cameron Diaz, Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Lopez, Chace Crawford, Dennis Quaid, Chris Rock Five interconnected couples share the experience of pre-parenthood through many laughs, surprises and challenges. There’s a photographer, a baby-crazy author, a surprise pregnancy from a one-time encounter and a father who’s expecting twins.
OUR TAKE: Strange. Will Ferrell wasn’t in the movie, nor did we see any froth.
Solomon Kane (R, Drama) James Purefoy, Rachel HurdWood, Max von Sydow
to be offed. Willis escapes and it’s up to Levitt to hunt down his future self while trying to stay alive as his employers send their own killers after them both. It’s an interesting idea with a lot of room for characterization. Do you kill a person who is essentially yourself to save yourself?
REEL RENTALS R (Drama, War) Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria, Peter O’Toole
THEIR TAKE: “The overall mood is of warm reassurance, and some of it is even pretty funny.” —A.O. Scott, The New York Times OUR TAKE: Pretty much all of it is funny.
THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL PG-13 (Drama) Tom Wilkinson, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel
When a group of British retirees travel to India to move into what they think is a newly restored lavish hotel, they ﬁnd out it is not the ﬁve-star services they were expecting. What started off as a disappointment turns into new friendships and love that will remain in everyone’s hearts forever. THEIR TAKE: “Lacking beef or sufﬁcient spice, it's nonetheless colorful comfort food.” —Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch OUR TAKE: We didn’t think the ﬁlm was about a fast food chain.
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HEALTH & FITNESS
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y l l a e R u o Y Should ? y a D a s e Eat 6 Tim
“Broscience: The predominant brand of reasoning in bodybuilding circles in which the anecdotal reports of jacked dudes are considered more credible than scientific research.”
t’s almost inevitable. You start working out. You join a gym. You pump some iron. You eat five or six meals a day. But, is there any truth to this familiar trope? Is there solid science to back up the claims of boosted metabolisms and muscles? Do you really need to go in squirrel-mode and constantly pack your bag with snacks to get ripped, healthy or huge? —Tony Federico
BROSCIENCE SAYS: “Eating six times a day boosts
BROSCIENCE SAYS: “Eating
six times a day keeps your protein levels up.”
SCIENCE SAYS: Multiple studies have shown that there is no “metabolic boost” from eating six vs. three times. There isn’t even a difference between eating three times vs. two! This rumor likely started with a grain of truth. When you eat, your metabolism does in fact “rev up,” but how much it revs up depends on how much you ate. As long as your total calories remain the same there is no difference because you are either experiencing six little boosts or three big boosts. In fact, there are even studies that show metabolism increases after short-term fasting.
BROSCIENCE SAYS: “Eating six times a day controls your appetite.”
SCIENCE SAYS: In a study of overweight and obese men, researchers found that hunger increased when participants ate six times a day versus just three. On a side note, they found that, independent of meal frequency, high-protein diets do promote a sense of fullness and satiety. A possible mechanism for this effect was uncovered in another study with normal weight men. In this experiment, researchers found that ghrelin, a hormone that makes us feel hungry, is lowered when insulin levels rise. Smaller, more frequent meals therefore inadequately stimulate insulin and so the ghrelin levels never drop and you stay hungry.
SCIENCE SAYS: Protein absorption rates derived from subjects being fed liquid protein without any other nutrients have little real-world applicability. When you eat a mixed meal—for example a salad, steak and sweet potato—you’re going to be digesting that meal, and getting a steady stream of nutrients sent to your muscles for more than ﬁve hours. CONCLUSIONS There are plenty of people out there who have great physiques and eat six times (or more) a day and the purpose of this article isn’t to refute this fact. The point is that science suggests that you don’t have to eat six times a day to get great results. There is no one perfect workout and there is no one perfect diet. The goal is to ﬁnd the one that is perfect for you.
ABOUT TONY Tony is a University of Florida Fitness & Wellness graduate and an ACSM Certified Health & Fitness Specialist working in Orlando. In addition to his contributions to INsite, he also writes for Examiner.com (Orlando Gyms) as well as his FED blog (fitnessinanevolutionarydirection.com).
FEASTING ON THE TUBE
By Jennette Holzworth, GHF Trainer
If you find yourself spending time in front of the Tube, odds are your diet is suffering—and not just when you’re watching your favorite shows. In addition to making people less active, a new study found that those who watch more television have poorer diets throughout the day, not just when snacking during show-time. As viewing time increased, so did the likelihood that one would eat more fast food, drink more soda and sugary beverages and skip breakfast, even after researchers controlled for other factors. If you find yourself in this situation, an easy fix is to replace just one 30 or 60 minute show with physical activity. Keep unhealthy, processed (sugary) foods out of your cabinets and replace them with fruits and veggies that will make a great, wholesome snack while you’re relaxing. Finally, don’t mindlessly snack while reclining. Control portion sizes by putting food into a bowl or plate, rather than eating straight from the bag. Small changes now make big changes tomorrow!
Americans spend about $1.7 billion per day on restaurant food. 2012 www.MYGAINESVILLERESTAURANTS.com September
Blue Gill Quality Food Check out their locally sourced southern-style favorites and seafood, with a full bar—including 20 tequilas and bourbons. Mon-Sat 11am-11pm. 1310 SW 13th St 872-5181. www. bluegillqualityfoods.com.
Arby’s - 1405 SW 13th St 378-6555 Beef ‘O Brady’s- 6500 SW Archer Rd location. 271-8085; 1999 NW 43rd St 338-7771 Burger King - 3905 SW Archer Rd 372-0031, 20 NW 16th Ave 376-2295, 6123 NW 8th Ave 331-0494, 9401 NW 39th Ave 336-7383 Cody’s Original Roadhouse Just plain good food everyday! Try our buy-one, get-one fajitas on Wednesdays, our top sirloin special Thursdays or our early bird specials 11am-8pm, Mon-Thur. 3100 SW Archer Rd. 548-4700. Copper Monkey Restaurant & Pub Casual dining and American food. Great burgers! Entrees from $5-$7.50. Happy hour all day with 2-4-1 single liquor drinks, $5 Yuengling pitchers. Mon-Thur 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-midnight and Sun noon10pm. 1700 W University Ave 374-4984 Designer Greens - UF Plaza 1702 W University Ave Ste. E 352-672-6800 End Zone – Love Gator sports as much as we do? Welcome to the most Gator-friendly restaurant on the planet! Enjoy a brew at the Tim Tebow bar, root on your favorite team on one of our 18+ TVs, or try to finish our famous two-pound Gator Cup Burger. During home games we transform into the largest tailgate party in Gainesville! Great food, great fun, great Gator times for everyone. 1209 West University Ave, corner of 12th Street, Gainesville, FL, Phone: (352) 519-5111, www.endzonegainesville.com Gainesville Ale House Designed to attract a broad variety of customers, the Ale House menu focuses on food quality, freshness and value. The menu offers delicious steaks, original pasta dishes, fresh seafood, healthy salads, robust sandwiches and homemade desserts, served within the comfortable social atmosphere of a neighborhood tavern. (352) 3710818 3950 SW Archer Rd. Gator City Sports Grille - Serving a wide variety of great wings, burgers, chicken sandwiches, subs and much more. Daily lunch specials Mon-Fri and nightly drink specials. Happy hour Mon-Fri 4-9pm. Open Mon-Fri Sat 3:30pm-2am. Sun 3:30pm-11pm. 1728 W University Ave 377-7333 Grog House Bar & Grill - Go for the pool tables, drinks, and food. Located above Salty Dog, this is a great hangout for friends. Open 8pm-2am. 1718 W University Ave 378-7033 O!O Garden Grille - 1643 NW 1st Ave 352-505-3977 Honeybaked Ham Co. and Cafe - 618 NW 60 St 331-1253 International House of Pancakes Delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast from $4.99-$10.29, lunch from $4.99-$6.99 and dinner from $7.29-$11.50. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 3613 SW 13th St 336-1839 Kazbor's Grille - Three locations: 4860 NW 39th Ave 372-8181, 14209 W Newberry Rd 331-6161, 16135 NW 441 386-418-8078 Kentucky Fried Chicken - 1231 E University Ave 372-2984, 3525 SW Archer Rd 375-7899, 114 SW 34th St 372-4758, 7605 W Newberry Rd 332-1132 Krystal Restaurant - Two locations: 2659 NW 13th St 3779888, 7700 W Newberry Rd 332-8584. Lakeside Grill - This restaurant in the Paramount Plaza Hotel offers the finest American Cuisine in a casual atmosphere. Enjoy views of Bivens Lake as you taste MidWestern Prime Choice Steaks, our Ultimate Burger, the Artichoke Bowl or our Seafood Sampler. Open Sun - Thurs 6-9pm, Fri and Sat 6-10pm. Happy Hour Daily 3-7pm. 2900 SW 13th St. 377-4000. www.paramountplaza.com Mac’s Drive Thru - 129 NW 10th Ave 378-9842 McDonald's - Five locations: 6003 W Newberry Rd 3310864, 3570 SW Archer Rd 373-0515, 5110 NW 43rd St 3761965, 201 NW 13th St 376-3040 and 9260 NW 39th Ave 3379800
New Deal Cafe - 3445 W University Ave 371-4418. Perkins - Newberry Rd and I-75. 331-0388 The Pita Pit - 1702 W University Ave and 3841 Archer Rd 692-4400 Popeye's Famous Fried Chicken & Biscuits - 1412 N. Main Red Onion Neighborhood Grill - 3885 NW 24th Blvd. 352505-0088 St 377-1733 Relish Big Tasty Burgers, Downtown – Are your taste buds ready for the biggest, tastiest burgers in town, always made fresh-to-order with your choice of 39 fresh toppings and sauces? Better get ready, because Relish is now available downtown! Grab a quick lunch, or enjoy a late-night snack on our patio. Veggie burgers and chicken available for those who can manage to resist our delicious beef burgers. 201 SE 1st Street, by Starbucks, 225-3539, www. Relish2Go.com Sandy's Place - 5001 NW 34th St. 367-9993 Stonewood Grill & Tavern - 3812 W Newberry Rd 352-3795982. www.stonewoodgrill.com The Swamp - 1642 W University Ave 352-37-SWAMP www.swamprestaurant.com The Top - Lunch Mon-Fri 1130am-3pm and dinner 5pm-145am. 30 N Main St 337-1188 Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers - Five locations: in the Oaks Mall 331-0820, 1711 N Main St 373-0770, 6700 W Newberry Rd 331-8878, 9225 NW 39th Ave 336-5615 and 3619 SW Archer Rd 375-7694 Nestled snugly in the heart of downtown on the corner of Main Street and University, Sweet Mel’s is fast becoming Gainesville’s favorite corner pub. Enjoy family-friendly favorites like mouthwatering Angus Burgers, tender pork chops and our famous lunchtime all-you-can-eat wing bar. If you’re really feeling hungry, try the Two-Foot Burger Challenge—finish it and get a t-shirt and your picture on the Wall of Fame, or else join all the others on the Wall of Shame. 1 West University Ave, Gainesville, Florida (corner of Main and University), Phone: 352.240.6644. Open Mon-Wed 11a-11p, Thu-Sat 11a-2a, Sun 11a-6pm. Wing Stop - 4310 SW 20th Ave 692-2345. Zaxby's Restaurant - Two locations: 2424 NW 43rd St 3768700 and 3710 SW Archer Rd 338-0555
BAGELS Bagels Unlimited - Delicious bagels, deli, sandwiches, full breakfast and muffins. Breakfast and lunch from 6 30am-3pm daily. Prices from $1.25-$6. 2124 SW 34th St 372-7006 Bageland - 2441 NW 43rd St 371-3354 Bagel Bakery - 4113 Northwest 16th Boulevard Gainesville 352 384-9110
Adam’s Rib Co. - Putting the ribs back in BBQ. Fresh smoked BBQ chicken, beef, pork and ribs. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mon-Sat 7am-9pm and Sun 3-8pm. 2111 NW 13th St (across from Taco Bell) 373-8882 Bono’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q - 6760 W Newberry Rd 331-3112 David’s Real Pit BBQ - 5121 NW 39th Ave 373-2002 Homestyle Bar-B-Q & Catering - 9 SE 13th St, 367-4400 Sonny's BBQ- Three locations: 2700 NE Waldo Rd 3785161, 3635 SW Archer Rd 375-6667 and 9213 NW 39th Ave 381-7333
Caribbean Spice - 1121 W University Ave 377-2712 Reggae Shack Café - Come to the always fun and very friendly Reggae Shack Café for an authentic taste of Jamaica. From the traditional oxtail meal to vegan options and smoothies (plus delicious desserts like rum cake), this fun restaurant halfway between downtown and campus is a great choice for lunch or dinner. Now, also serving sandwiches like Jerk Burger and Currified Chicken. Open Every Day 11am-10pm, 619 W. University Ave., 377-5464. 619 W University Ave. 377-5464 Virtually Cuban Restaurant and Internet Cafe - 2409 SW 13th St 336-4125
Asian Buffet - 1116 N Main St next to Publix. 271-8666 Chan’s Chinese Take-Out - 9200 NW 39th Ave, 380-9856 China 88 - 4217 NW 16th Blvd, 377-7988 China I - 3720 NW 13th St 374-8886 China King - 3230 SW 35th Blvd 377-9237 China Star Chinese Takeout - 3307 W University Ave, 338-8282 China Wok - 5705 SW 75th St 379-8032 Chop Stix Cafe - 3500 SW 13th St 367-0003 Hot Wok - 3006 NW 13th St 271-8816 Mr. Han's Restaurant & Night Club - 6944 NW 10th Place, 331-6400 New Century Buffet - 6795 W Newberry Rd, 331-9868 New China Restaurant - 3423 SW Archer Rd 335-6684 New Wok - 421 NW 13th St, 336-6566 Saigon Legend Restaurant - 1228 W University Ave, 374-0934
Taste of Saigon - 4860 NW 39th Ave, 372-0765 The China House - 1512 NE 8th Ave, 372-0765
Bay Island Coffee Company - 3270 SW 35th St, 372-5754 Coffee Culture – Open early 7 days a week. 2020 NW 13th St, 377-1700; 3822 Newberry Rd Maude’s Classic Cafe- 101 SE 2nd Place, Suite 101 3369646 Plaza Coffee Shop - 207 NE 16th Ave, 378-0600 Starbucks - 207 SE 1st St, 374-8227; 4780 NW 39th Ave, 379-7787; 3822; 6707 Newberry Rd, 332-9898; 1520 NW 13th St, 371-1375 Volta Coffee, Tea & Chocolate - 48 SW 2nd St, 271-4361
43rd Street Deli & Breakfast House - Two locations: 4401 NW 25th Place 373-2927 and 3483 SW Williston Rd 373-5656. Celebrations Cafe & Catering - 490 NE 23rd Ave Call 3770787 for catering and 377-0397 for the cafe. Court of Hero's - Dine-in Mon-Sat 11-2am and Sun 11am-11pm, delivery Sun 11-3am, Mon-Thur 11-3am and Fri-Sat 11-4am. 2028 SW 34th St. 374-8629 George’s at Phil-Nick’s - 37 N Main St 376-8269 Harvest Thyme Café & Catering Company - 2 W University Ave 384-9497 Heavenly Ham- 3832 W Newberry Rd. 375-8050 Hogan’s - NW 13th St. 376-6224 Jimmy John’s - 2220 SW Archer Rd 271-7600 and 1724 W University Ave 375-7222 Yes, we serve food! Enjoy #14, the Gibbler, #1, the Martian, #20, the Fluffer Nutter or any of the other 17 sandwiches (and other specialties) Mars Pub & Laser Tag has to offer. Fresh ingredients plus a healthy dose of irreverence equals amazing noms— all prepared with love, just for you. Please don’t eat, drink and play laser tag at the same time; you might spill your beer or lose your lettuce. However, if you can effectively manage your time, please enjoy a sandwich or a sub and/or a beer or wine and/or laser tag at Mars. Open Sun & Mon 8p-2a, Tue-Sat 4p-2a, 239 W. University Ave., Phone: 352-672-6440, marspubandlasertag.com McAlister’s Deli - Two locations: 618 NW 60th St 331-8900, 3262 SW 35th Blvd location, 373-6364 Quiznos - Two locations: Plaza Royale at 3822 Newberry Rd 379-0102, Union Street Station at 201 SE 1st St 338-1807 Roly Poly - 4123 NW 16th Blvd, 352-372-1100 Schlotzsky’s Deli - 4720 NW 39th Ave. 372-DELI Sub Shop - 7249 NW 4th Blvd 332-1599 Subsational - 3312 SW 35th Blvd off Archer Rd, 374-4830. Subway - Multiple locations: 100 NW 13th St, 3316 SW 35th Blvd, 1805 SW 13th St, 3412 W Univ Ave, 7220 SW Archer Rd TooJays Gourmet Deli - 3410 SW Archer Rd, 352-344-0973
Cold Stone Creamery - Two locations. 3822 W Newberry Rd 271-7437, 3443 Archer Rd across from the Butler Plaza. 377-7520 Midnight Cookies¬ ¬ ¬s¬¬37¬TH¬3T¬)NSIDE¬ California Chicken Grill.) Mochi Frozen Yogurt - 3841 SW Archer Rd 352-371-7575 Sweet Dreams Café - 3437 W University Ave, 378-0532, open Sun-Thurs 12-10pm and Fri and Sat 12-11pm Tropical Smoothie Cafe - SW 34th St 379-9988 TCBY - 3102 SW 34th St 379-9988.
Albert’s Restaurant - 1714 SW 34th Street. 384-3420 Bistro 1245 - 1245 W University Ave 376-0000 Iveys Grill - 3303 W University Ave 371-4839 Leonardo’s 706 - 706 W University Ave 378-2001 Mildred’s Big City Food - 3445 W University Ave, 371-1711. 101 downtown – Union Street Plaza, 201 SE 2nd Ave, Suite 101 Panache at the Wine and Cheese Gallery - 113 N Main St 372-8446 Paramount Grill - 12 SW 1st Ave 378-3398 Stonewood Tavern & Grill - 3812 Newberry Rd 379-5982 Terranova Catering & Market - 14 SW 1st Ave 378-7810 Upper Crust - 4118 Nw 16th Blvd 376-7187
Book Lover’s Cafe - Located inside Books Inc. 505 NW 13th St 384-0090 Nature’s Table - 6253 W Newberry Rd 331-6025 Red Mango - 3333 SW 34th St. Tropical Smoothie Cafe - 3345 SW 34th St 379-9988
The Clock Restaurant - 2010 N Main St 375-1411 The Cracker Barrel - 4001 SW 43rd St 375-2424 Phil-Nicks – Located in the heart of downtown Gainesville, Phil-Nicks offers a culinary experience that truly stands out. They pride themselves on variety, specializing in African American soul food, Italian and Cuban cuisine. Everything they serve is homemade, every day. Breakfast starts at 6:30am and has everything from eggs and delicious maple bacon to homemade hash browns and salmon cakes. Lunch starts at 11am and includes everything from pizza and the best ribs in town to a variety of subs, salads and sandwiches. They’re even vegan and vegetarian friendly! Phil-Nicks has something for everyone. 37 North Main Street, Phone: 352-376-8269. www. georgesatphilnicks.com Open 6:30am-3:00pm, M-F. Piccadilly Cafeteria - 2620 NW 13th St 378-7422 Waffle House - Three locations in Gainesville: Archer Rd & I-75 376-6746, 2120 SW 13th St 376-7208, Newberry Rd, and I-75, 332-5666
The most popular day to eat out in the United States is Saturday. www.insitegainesville.com September 2012
101 downtown – Union Street Plaza, 201 SE 2nd Ave, Suite 101 Alan’s Cubana - 1712 W University Ave 375-6969. Bahn Thai Restaurant - 1902 SW 13th St 335-1204. Balaji Indian Cuisine - 125 NW 23rd Ave 378-2955 Indian Cuisine - 3314 SW 35th Blvd 271-1190 Liquid Ginger Asian Grille & Teahouse - Enjoy traditional and modern Asian cuisine in a soothing atmosphere downtown. Lunch 11:30am-2:30pm Mon-Fri and noon-5pm on Sun, dinner 5pm-10pm Mon-Sun. 101 SE 2nd Place, Ste 118, 371-2323 Maui Teriyaki has been around since 1995 and continues to uphold their standard of quality, freshness, and generous portions while being sensitive to your wallet in today’s economy. Enjoy the spacious and Hawaiian themed ambiance. Bring the whole family, meet your friends, watch the games on our big screen TV, or set up a meeting with a business client. Along with the usual favorites—powerbowls, chicken, steak and pork bowls—they’ve added the 6oz Salmon Teriyaki meal and the 1/3 lb Maui Angus Burger. Remember, every time you hear yourself saying “me so hungry,” you know it’s Maui Teriyaki time! 3105 SW 34th Street, Open Mon-Thur 9am9:45pm, Fri-Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 9am-3pm 264-0262, www.mauiuniversitytown.com Radha Indian Market - 125 NW 23rd Ave 378-2955 Stubbies & Steins – Located in the heart of downtown Gainesville since 2003, Stubbies & Steins is the only Australian/German pub in Gainesville, perhaps even the world! Enjoy traditional German sausages, schnitzel, and even unique vegetarian and gluten-free fare anytime from 4pm to closing Mondays through Saturdays, and noon to 11pm on Sundays. Gainesville’s original beer pub has 24 draught selections and over 400 bottles of beer, wine and cider, so you’ll never run out of brews to explore. Open Mo-Sa 4p-2a, Sun 12n11p. 9 West University Ave, phone: (352) 384-1261, www.stubbiesandsteins.com Tim’s Thai Restaurant- 501 NW 23rd Ave 372-5424
Amelia’s - 235 S Main St. 373-1919 Big Lou’s Pizza - 5 SE 2nd Ave, 335-7123 Cacciatore Pizza- 9130 SW 51st Rd 692-0905 Carrabba’s Italian Grill - 3021 SW 34th St 692-0083 CiCi’s Pizza - 3246 SW 35th Blvd 692-1260 Domino’s - For quality pizza, great variety and prompt service, choose Domino’s! 2106 SW 13th St: 377-2337. 3311 W University Ave: 3774992. 14300 W Newberry Rd: 333-3333. 25 NW 16th Ave: 373-5555. 4620 NW 39th Ave: 692-2222. With eight locations, nobody can serve you better. Place and track your order @ GatorDominos.com Five-Star Pizza - Three locations: 210 SW 2nd Ave 3755600, 600 NW 75th St 333-7979, and 4014 NW 22nd Drive. 378-9606 Godfather's Pizza - 1405 NW 23rd Ave 377-0000 Gumby’s Pizza - 2028 SW 34th St. 374-8629 Hungry Howie’s - Three locations. 105 SW 34th Rd, 3358444. 1310 NW 23rd Ave, 374-6600. 39th Ave, 372-1112 Italian Gator Pizza - 1728 W University Ave 367-4600 Leonardo’s By the Slice - University Ave and 13th St. 375-2007 Leonardo’s Millhopper - 4131 NW 16th Blvd. 376-2001 Manuel’s Vintage Room - Come enjoy great Italian food at reasonable prices right in the heart of downtown Gainesville. Operated by the former owner of Daniela’s, Manuel’s is sure to appeal to any appetite. Dinner $10-$20. Open Tues-Sat 5-10pm, Sun 5-9pm 6 S Main St. 375-7372 Napolitanos - 606 NW 75th St 372-6671 Olive Garden - 3440 SW Archer Rd 335-5354 Papa John’s Pizza - Three locations: 1800 W University Ave 0!0!¬ ¬¬37¬!RCHER¬2D¬ 0!0! ¬¬.7¬ 16th Blvd, 375-PAPA Pazza Bistro - 3841 Archer Rd 352-505-6977 Pizza Hut - Two locations: 3515 SW Archer Rd 374-4440 and 2320 NW 43rd St 373-6699 Rocco’s New York Style Pizza - 125 NW 23rd Ave 378-2955 Roma’s Pizza - 2320 SW Archer Rd. 335-6661 Romano’s Macaroni Grill - 6419 W Newberry Rd 331-0638 Satchel's Pizza - 1800 NE 23rd Ave 335-7272
Bento Cafe - 3832 W Newberry Rd 377-8686 Dragonfly Sushi & Sake Company Inc. - 201 SE 2nd Ave in suite 103. 371-3359 Fuji Hana Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar - 3720 NW 13th St. Suite 1, 352-337-0038 Ichiban Sushi - Two locations: 4401 NW 25th Place 3758880 and 15 SE 1st Ave. 376-8220 Miraku Japanese Steakhouse, Seafood and Sushi Bar -
GAINESVILLE GRUB 4005 SW 40 Blvd 336-3188 Miya Sushi - 3222 SW 35th Blvd 335-3030 Momoyaki - 3100 SW 34th St. 352-384-3733 Rolls n’ Bowls - 3117 SW 34th St, 271-1011 Sawamura Japanese Steakhouse - 1624 SW 13th St 3731076. Sushi-Matsuri Japanese Restaurant - 3418 SW Archer Rd. 335-1875 Yamato Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar - 526 NW 60th St 332-4466
Emiliano’s Café - Offering some of the best in innovative and traditional Latin American cuisine. Specialties are paella (rice and seafood) and veggie dishes. Take advantage of indoor seating or the outdoor patio. Lunch entrees from $6.95-$8.95. Dinner entrees from $9.95-$21.95. Lunch: Tues-Sat 1130am4pm, Dinner: Tues-Thur 5 30-10pm, Fri-Sat 5 30-10 30pm and Sun 5 30-9pm, Brunch Sun 11am-3pm. 7 SE 1st Ave 375-7381
Flaco’s Cuban Bakery - 200 W University Ave 371-2000 Fritanga Latin Grill - 1702 W University Ave, Suite F2 371-4554
We’re not just Gelato (though our Gelato IS amazing—and lower in fat & calories than ice cream!)—here you can get succulent savory or sweet crepes, sandwiches, salads, paninis, cheesesteak, all-day breakfast and so much more! Need to study? Use our FREE Wi-Fi. Need to recover after a night bar-hopping? We serve food till 3:00 am Thursday-Saturday. Just want a tasty, satisfying meal on a budget? Definitely come see us! 11 SE 1st Avenue, Gainesville (between Emiliano’s and Ichiban), Phone: 352-373-3153, www.thegelatocompany.com The Midnight - Your cozy corner pub featuring affordable, quality, homemade comfort food like sloppy joes, chili con carne, vegan chili, grilled sandwiches, and quarter-pound hot dogs! In addition to serving food from 5:00 pm - 1:30 am seven days a week, The Midnight features over 140 bottled beers, constantly rotating drafts, wine, coffee, board games, outdoor seating and great specials throughout the week! 223 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL (opposite the new courthouse), Phone: 352-672-6113, TheMidnightGainesville.com
Mildred’s Big City Food - If you’re looking for the perfect spot for a romantic dinner or a delicious lunch, try Mildred’s. A Gainesville staple, Mildred’s offers bistro dining at its finest. Executive Chef Bert Gill and his staff prepare each dish from scratch using locally grown seasonal organic produce, fresh local farm products, and fresh Florida seafood. And the desserts are amazing. Mildred’s is just one mile from campus in the Westgate Shopping Center, which offers ample parking. 3445 W. University Ave. M-Th 11am-3:30pm, 5-9pm. Fri-Sat 11am-3:30pm, 5-10pm. Sun noon-3pm, 4-8pm. www.mildredsbigcityfood.com, 352-371-1711. New Deal Café - If you love gourmet burgers and fresh, locally grown food, you’ll love the New Deal. Each burger starts with locally grown, naturally aged beef, then is given a special twist, such as the Blue Cheese and Bacon Burger or the Mushroom, Swiss and Grilled Onion Burger. We also offer delicious flatbreads, tasty salads, hot paninis and full entrees. 3445 W. University Ave. Mon-Th 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm. www.newdealcafegainesville.com. 352371-4418. ZUZU - 352.377.9468, ZUZUJolie.com
MEDITERRANEAN Falafel King - 3252 SW 35th Blvd 375-6342 Gyro Plus - 1011 W University Ave 336-5323
Boca Fiesta – We serve our full menu with full bar seven days a week, MondaySaturday till 2am.We’ll probably go swimming afterwards! Mexican food with an eclectic menu, the best margaritas in town and the freshest tacos and burritos you’ve ever tasted… We like to hang out! 232 SE 1st Street, Gainesville, FL (just west of the Hipp), Phone: 352-336-8226, www. bocafiesta.com Burrito Brothers Taco Co. - 16 NW 13th St 378-5948 Chipotle - 1432 W University Ave, 372-5330 El Norteno - 516 NW 75th St, 332-5502 La Fiesta - 332-0878 La Tienda Latina Restaurante Market - SW 13th St 367-0022
El NW Indio - Serving real Mexican food Las Magaritas - 4401 25th Pl 374-6699 including huevos rancheros, tacos, burritos, enchiladas, chimichangas and nachos. At the Northwood location, you can have a burger and a shake too. 11am-10pm daily; breakfast served Mon-Fri from 7-11am and Sat-Sun 9-1130am at the campus location, 407 NW 13th St 377-5828. Open Mon-Sat 11am-9pm at the Northwood location, 5011 NW 34th St 336-4441. Millhopper Cafe - 5200 NW 43rd St 373-2550 Moe’s - Three locations. 3832 Newberry Rd, 337-2850. 3443 SW Archer Rd., 384-3700. 7770 W. Newberry Rd, 332-7606 Taco Bell - Two locations: 826 W University Ave 373-2949 and 7410 W Newberry Rd 332-1238 Tijuana Flats - 1720 W University Ave, 692-3093 Willy’s Mexicana Grill - 3617 SW Archer Rd., 336-8040
Applebee's Restaurant - 1005 NW 13th St 335-0150. Banyan’s Restaurant - 7417 W Newberry Rd. 332-7500 Clubhouse Grill - 5112 NW 34th St 376-9500 This eclectic new café has unique sandwiches, hoagies, smoothies, desserts, beer and more to satisfy your inner cravings. Enjoy a quick lunch, or stay and indulge in food and conversation that are delicious and nutritious. Feed your mind, fill your stomach, soothe your soul! 211 West University, Gainesville Fl (between :08 & FUBAR), FREE Parking till 9pm across the street at The Vault, Phone: (352) 3363733, www.FlashbacksCafe.com Gainesville Ale House & Raw Bar - 3950 SW Archer Rd. 371-0818 Gator’s Dockside - 3842 Newberry Rd. 338-4445 The Laboratory, a Café of Science! Gourmet sandwiches, jawdropping nachos, beer, soda, wine dessert, free Wi-Fi, live music, TV, outdoor patio and 34 delicious no-hassle spots of free parking! What more could you ask for? We’re also available to host events for your club, co-workers, group, or charity. Open Monday-Saturday 3pm-2am. The Laboratory, a Café of Science! If you’re a little bit weird, you’ll love it here. 818 West University Avenue, between Taco Bell & Bodytech. (352) 505-5337
Panera Bread - 3443 SW Archer Rd, 380-0380 Planet Smoothie - 1620 W University Ave 381-8851 Ruby Tuesday - Located in the Oaks Mall. 331-0033 Loosey’s – Bar food with attitude. Loosey’s focuses on quality over a big menu or speed. If you are looking for good food, great company and a great variety of beer and wine and have some time to sit and enjoy yourself, Loosey’s is definitely the place. In addition to great food, Loosey’s offers a full liquor bar specializing in handcrafted and small-batch brands, twenty draught beers including local and regional microbrews like Swamphead and Florida Beer, a surprising array of excellent wine at boxed wine prices, pool tables, steeltipped dart boards and patio seating. Located downtown in the old Market Street Pub, 120 SW 1st Street. Loosey’s-- laid back and casual, never a line, never a cover. Open Su-Mo 4p-11p, Tu-Sa 4p-2a, serving food til 9 Sun & Mo, 11p the rest of the week, 352.672.6465
Ballyhoo Grill - 3700 W. University Ave., 352-373-0059 Blue Water Bay - 319 State Road 26, 475-1928 Bonefish Grill - 3237 SW 35th Blvd. 377-8383 Captain D’s - 3610 SW Archer Rd 375-4892 Cedar River Seafood & Oyster Bar - Two locaions: 5847 SW 75th St 376-0351 and 2320 NW 43rd St 371-4848 Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille - 110 SE 1st St., 372-1555 J & L Seafood Shack - 922 SE Williston Rd 374-0950 Long John Silver’s - 17 NW 60th St 331-3474 Northwest Grille - 5115 NW 39th Ave 376-0500 Red Lobster - 6910 W Newberry Rd 331-2670 Rosa’s Crab Shack - 104 NE Waldo Rd. 376-0101
Mark's US Prime - 201 SE 2nd Ave. 336-0077 Outback Steakhouse - 3536 SW Archer Rd 373-9499 Texas Roadhouse - 3830 SW Archer Rd 377-2820
Bahn Thai - 1902 SW 13th St 335-1204 Tim’s Thai Restaurant - 501 NW 23rd Ave 372-5424
Saigon Cafe and Sushi 2 Go - 808 W University Ave. 338-0023 Taste of Saigon II - 4860 NW 39th Blvd, Suite C 372-8686
QUICK GUIDE TO RESTAURANTS LOUNGE/BAR
Tuesday - Friday
Bagels and Sandwiches
Blue Gill Quality Foods 352-872-5181
Fried Okra, Chicken Liver, Seafood
Soup & Salad, Sandwiches, Fried Fish
Homemade Ice Cream, Fried Pie, Lemon Bars
Boca Fiesta 352-336-8226
Burritos! Burritos! Burritos!
Tacos! Tacos! Tacos!
Caribbean Queen 352-374-8111
Beef Stew, Curried Goat
Brown Stew Tofu, Jerk Wings
Copper Monkey 352-374-4984
Burgers, Salads, Sandwiches
Burgers, Salads, Sandwiches
Specialty Pizza, Oven-baked Sandwiches
$5 Lunch Menu
Chocolate Lava Cake, Cinnastix
Paella, Seafood, Chicken
Tapas, Sandwiches, Salads
Cakes and Pies
End Zone 352 519-5111
Wings, Surf & Turf, Veggie Philly Steak
2 lb Gator Cup Burger, Deep Fried Hot Dog
Oreo Pie, Towering Milky Way
Flashbacks Café 352-336-3733
A Shroom with a View Wrap, Whole Hog Sandwich
The No Whey Jose Hoagie, Mediterranean Salad
local cakes, pies & more—changes daily
Gator City 352-377-7333
Banana Foster Bites
The Gelato Company 352-373-3153
Jersey Cheesesteak, All-day Breakfast
pollo panini, great great salad, tropical mango sandwich
10+ flavors of GELATO, Crepes
Chicken Breast, Steaks
Fried Banana Cheesecake
The Laboratory 352-505-5337
Pavlov’s Nachos, The Madam Curie, Gary’s Special
This is SCIENCE! We don’t serve lunch! Yet.
Tesla’s Testes, Cathy’s cookies
Lakeside Grill 377-4000 ext. 3
Artichoke Bowl, Seafood Sampler, Wings
Mike's Key Lime Pie, Chocolate Lovin' Spoon Cake
Liquid Ginger 352-371-2323
Exotic Ice Creams, Cheesecake
Pork Carbonara, Truffled Fries
Pasta, Chicken, Steak
Specialty desserts change every day
Mars Pub & Laser Tag 352-672-6440
Bee’s Knees, Big Bird, ‘Merica
Lunch here starts at 4pm, 8pm Sun & Mon
Candies and Cracker Jack
The Midnight 352-672-6113
Best Grilled Cheese, Chili, Sloppy Joes, ¼ lb Hot Dogs
We’re still getting ready; come for dinner!
Grilled Nutella and Peanut Butter Sandwich
Mildred's Big City Food 352-371-1711
Fresh Cakes Made On-Site
New Deal Café 352-371-4418
Gourmet Burgers, Paninis
Flatbreads, Soups & Salads
Come for Breakfast!
Homemade Beef Stew, Subs, Salads
Homemade Flan, Pound Cake, Sweet Potato Pie
Reggae Shack Café 352-377-5464
Oxtail, Vegan Steak, Jerk Chicken
Fresh Salads, Burgers, Sandwiches
Burgers, Hot Dogs, Veggie Burgers
Grab ‘n Go Pita Wraps, Burgers
Stubbies & Steins 352-384-1261
Schnitzel, Vegetarian Bratwurst, Salads
Come back for dinner
Sweet Mel's 352-240-6644
Sweet Mel Burger, Pork Chops
Wing Bar, Hell Fries
Desserts: Deep-fried Oreos
Adam’s Rib Co. 352-514-8692
Ribs, Southern BBQ
Burgers, BBQ Sandwiches
Amelia's FIne Italian Cuisine 352-373-1919
Fine Italian Fare
Bagels Unlimited 352-372-7006
Domino's El Indio
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The only Australian/German pub in Gainesville, perhaps even the world offers late-night food specials ($3 bratwurst or all beef franks, 10pm – close!) and an outrageous selection of beer, wine & cider—24 draughts and over 400 bottles. 352-384-1261 • 9 W University Ave
We like to hang out late as much as you do, serving full menu with full bar seven days a week, Monday-Saturday till 2am. We’ll probably go swimming afterwards. 352-336-8226 • www.bocaﬁesta.com, 232 SE 1st Street
Late night pizza delivery until 4am 13th St. FRE-BEER (373-2337) University/34th St. 377-4992 Hot, fresh, delicious pizza, chicken, oven baked sandwiches, and penne pasta. GatorDominos.com. Facebook.com/GatorDominos
The Most Gator-Friendly Restaurant on the Planet has the best latenight munchies! Fat, meaty wings, deep-fried hot dogs and so much more, plus our amazing $5.95 daily specials. Plenty of awesome free parking! Serving food till at least midnight every night—sometimes later! 1209 W Univ Ave. corner of 12th St 352-519-5111. www.endzonegainesville.com
Nestled downtown between :08 and FUBAR, Flashback’s Cafe and Lounge satisﬁed your late-night cravings till 1am Thu-Sat (other days till 7pm). Sandwiches, wraps, smoothies, desserts, kombucha and more, with a full bar upstairs! Great times await! 336-3733, FlashbacksCafe.com
Nestled snugly in the heart of downtown on the corner of Main Street and University, Sweet Mel’s is fast becoming Gainesville’s favorite corner pub. 1 West University Ave, Gainesville, Florida (corner of Main and University), Phone: 352.240.6644. Open Mon-Wed 11a-11p, Thu-Sat 11a2a, Sun 11a-6pm.
Corner pub serving budget-friendly, quality comfort food from 5:00 pm till 1:30 am seven days a week—enjoy homemade chili, sloppy joes and what just may be the best grilled cheese you ever had. Veggie options, too! 223 S Main St., 352-672-6113, TheMidnightGainesville.com
INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PANCAKES
Serving great food 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 336-1839 • 3613 SW 13th St
Serving delicious wings, sandwiches and much more SPORTSGRILLE until late. 1728 W Univ Ave. 377-7333 SALOON BILLIARDS
If you are looking for good food, great company and a great variety of beer and wine, Loosey’s is your place. Mon-Sat 4pm - 2am, food from 4pm - 11pm. 352-672-6465 120 SW 1st St (In the old Market Street Pub)
Some of the best burgers in town and other great food served until late. 374-4984 1700 W Univ Ave
Whether you’re looking for a post-bar snack or just want a cool place to eat and drink after midnight, Gelato’s got you covered. Open till 3 am ThursdaySaturday, 11 pm M-W and 10p Sundays.
MARS PUB & LASER TAG
Food, beer, wine and laser tag 7 days a week until 2 am! What more could you want?! 239 W. University Ave. 352-672-6440 marspubandlasertag.com. Sun & Mon 8pm-2am, Tue-Sat 4pm-2am
THE LABORATORY, A CAFÉ OF SCIENCE!
Serving up sandwiches, bagels & the BEST nachos in town till 1:30am, and beer and wine until 2am. Open Monday-Saturday 3pm-2am. If you’re a little bit weird, you’ll love it here. The Laboratory, a Café of Science! 818 West University Avenue, between Taco Bell & Bodytech. (352) 505-5337 Free Parking.
Big, fresh, tasty burgers, made to order with your choice of 39 fresh toppings and sauces—what could be better late at night? 201 SE 1st Street, 352-225-3539 Relish2Go.com
Restaurant Locations By Zone
Zone 1 - Downtown
Zone 2 - Campus
Zone 5 - Northwest
Area surrounding Main St & University Ave. Approximately a
Areas in and around the University of Florida Campus, including
Area north of 8th Ave. From I-75 to Main St. Includes the SFCC
34th St, 13th St, University Ave & Archer Rd within 1 mile of
campus area and most of NW Gainesville not covered by other zones.
Boca Fiesta - 232 SE 1st St 352-336-8226; F6
Adam’s Rib Co. – 2111 NW 13th St 373-8882; E5
Blue Gill Quality Food - 1310 SW 13th St 872-5181; F6
Bagels Unlimited – 2124 SW 34th St 372-7006; D7
Domino’s – 25 NW 16th Ave 373-5555; F5
Caribbean Queen - 507 NW 5th Ave 374-8111; F6
Copper Monkey Restaurant & Pub – 1700 W Univ. Ave 374-4984; E6
Domino’s – 4620 NW 39th Ave 692-2222; B4
Emiliano's Café - 7 SE 1st Ave 375-7381; F6
Domino’s – 2106 SW 13th St 373-2337; E6
El Indio – 5011 NW 34th St 336-4441; D3
End Zone Bar & Grill - 1209 W Univ Ave 519-5111; F6
Domino’s – 34th & University 37-PIZZA; D6
Flashbacks Café - 211 West University Ave 336-3733; F6
El Indio – 407 NW 13th St 377-5828; E6
Zone 6 - Outskirts
The Gelato Company - 11 SE 1st Ave 352-373-3153; F6
EndZone – 1209 W Univ Ave 352-519-1111; F6
Area includes anything not in any zone pictured on the map. Mostly
Phil-Nicks – 37 North Main St 352-376-8269; F6
Gator City Sports Grille – 1728 W University Ave 377-7333; E6
areas just outside of town, such as Haile Plantation or N 441.
Liquid Ginger – 101 SE 2nd Pl 371-2323; F6
Grog House Bar & Grille – 1718 W University Ave 378-7033; E6
Domino's – 14300 W Newberry Rd 333-3333; A6
Loosey's – 120 SW 1st St 352-672-6465; F6
International House of Pancakes – 3625 SW 13th St 336-1839; E8
Domino's – 5750 SW 75th Ct 373-8888; 9C
Manuel's Vintage Room – 6 S Main St 375-7372; F6
The Laboratory, a Café of Science! - 818 W Univ Ave 505-5337; F6
Mars Pub & Laser Tag - 239 W. University Ave. 352-672-6440; F6
Lakeside Grill - 2900 SW 13th St 377-4000; E8
The Midnight - 223 S Main St 672-6113; F6
Mildred's Big City Food – 3445 W University Ave 352-371-1711; C6
Reggae Shack Cafe - 619 W University Ave 377-5464; F6
New Deal Cafe – 3445 W University Ave 352-371-4418; C6
Relish - 201 SE 1st St 225-3539; F6 Stubbies & Steins – 9 W University Ave 352-384-1261; F6
Zone 4 - Mall Area
Sweet Mel's – 1 W University Ave 352-240-6644; F6
Area in and around the Oaks Mall at I-75 and University Ave
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BLUE GILL QUALITY FOOD
ADAM’S RIB CO. The space is cozy, but the food is anything but
small. Heaping baskets of chicken and pork are carried from kitchen to customer, and nearly 25 sauces—all made in-house—line the bar-style counter top. Everything on the menu is prepared with fresh ingredients every morning. There’s a huge breakfast menu served until 11am on weekdays and noon on weekends, and be sure to squeeze in a few bites of the restaurant’s freshly made sweets, like the fruity Hawaiian cake ($3.30).
BAGELS UNLIMITED Gainesville staple Bagels Unlimited offers hearty ADAM’S RIB CO.
THE COPPER MONKEY
breakfast and lunch items that make the restaurant popular among college students and locals. You can enjoy specialty items for breakfast, like the potato knishes and omelets, or the double-decker club sandwich for lunch. The supreme omelet (at $9) includes tomatoes, mushrooms, bell peppers, onions and your choice of meat and cheese, and the portion size is huge. If you are looking for something you can’t ﬁnd anywhere else, order a knish ($4.50), a puff pastry ﬁlled with potatoes, onions and butter. The knish is a comforting dish that will remind you of being home for breakfast.
BALLYHOO GRILL Ballyhoo pays attention to the smallest details, BOCA FIESTA
like chunks of freshly sliced Parmesan cheese on your Caesar salad and hand-squeezed juice to go in your screwdriver. Everything is homemade, from the margarita sour mix to the key lime pie, and the ﬁsh all comes from the Gulf. The appetizers will have your mouth watering, especially the trusty crab cakes with red and green peppers, drizzled in remoulade and served with wontons and mango salsa. The full sushi menu offers plenty of choices, including specialties like sumomono, a refreshing and light salad of wakami, cucumbers, conch, shrimp, ﬁsh, masaga and krab ($7.90).
BLUE GILL QUALITY FOOD Brainchild of local chef Bert Gill, known for BAGELS UNLIMITED
restaurants like the New Deal Café and Mildred’s Big City Food, Blue Gill is the kind of place where you come for a bite to eat, and after some Trailer Park Punch ($6) and Country Thyme Lemonade ($7), ﬁnd yourself sampling bourbon at the bar. Menu highlights include the fried chicken ($14), a succulent hunk of pork shoulder and the fried pies—our favorite—with a wonderfully hot inside surrounded by fried crust.
BOCA FIESTA Boca offers plenty of creative items for
adventure-seekers while still offering traditional Mexican aspects and ﬂavors. The steak taco is as classic as you can get, featuring perfectly cooked meat covered in shredded cheddar and accented with fresh cilantro and veggies. Meat tacos are served with two per platter ($10.50) with two Southern-inspired sides, ranging from the warm jalapeno to the surprisingly savory mashed sweet
potatoes. There are also multiple options for herbivores, like tempeh and okra ($9.50). For $5, you can get Boca’s signature margarita, which is made with pure agave tequila and fresh Florida key limes.
CHUY’S While you won’t ﬁnd chili pepper
wallpaper or sombrero-clad servers, Tex-Mex establishment Chuy’s is authentic—plus, it features a fully loaded nacho bar in the trunk of a vintage Chevrolet. Chuy’s signature sauce, ofﬁcially called creamy jalapeno, holds a tremendous blend of ﬂavors in a surprisingly not-spicy variety, contrary to what the name implies. It also blends well with their Chuychanga ($10), Chuy’s spin on the traditional chimichanga, stuffed with tender chicken strips, peppers and more, topped with your choice of sauce.
THE COPPER MONKEY Nestled upstairs in Gainesville’s popular
mid-town section, Copper Monkey provides phenomenal food and great prices that can be enjoyed for lunch, dinner or a late-night rendezvous. Each steak burger is handmade daily, and each of their dressings is made in-house. We tried the Grilled Chicken Salad ($8.50) and the Monkey’s Uncle Burger ($7.50). Copper Monkey’s fresh Angus beef burgers have been voted “Best in Gainesville.” They have $5 pitchers daily from 6pm to midnight, offering eight beers on tap and nearly 20 bottled selections.
EMILIANO’S CAFÉ Emiliano’s Café, recognizable for its blue-and-
white-striped awning, boasts an innovative lunch solution called Crazy Eights: “eight choices, eight minutes, eight dollars.” The process is simple, but the results are exciting. You choose a base (Spanish or white rice, or spring salad) and top it with one of eight meats or veggies and then ﬁnish off your customized combo with a homemade sauce. We love the deeply ﬂavorful skirt steak paired with traditional yellow rice and a memorable chimichurri sauce (full of garlic, cilantro and parsley). The restaurant also does big business in the classics like the Cuban sandwich (the most popular menu item, at $8.50), and the sharing-is-suggested paella, at $20 and up, ﬁlled with chicken and fresh seafood. We also suggest the slightly sweet jerk chicken quesadilla, at $10.
ENDZONE EndZone has the perfect sports-bar layout with
15 ﬂat-screen TVs lining the walls and a trophy for winners of the Gator Cup Challenge: two pounds of meat, four kinds of cheese and a pile of lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and onions on a bun. Plus fries. Chicken wings are by far the crowd favorite, smothered in your choice of EndZone’s awardwinning sauces. EndZone features a garden burger, a vegan burger and a black bean burger ($6 each), with fresh salad with a great crunch.
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FARMERS MARKET The market, which has been running from 4pm to 7pm every Wednesday in Bo Diddley Plaza for 15 years, is a diversiﬁed community where you can not only shop and snack on everything from seasonal and organic produce to local meats and cheeses or soaps and candles, but a place to be entertained by the festive atmosphere. “I love this farmers market,” says Althea Wright, vendor of soy candles. “It’s got diversity and trafﬁc and for the most part, the people make or grow their own stuff.”
FLASHBACKS CAFÉ At Flashbacks Café, the mission is to provide
tasty food for all dietary preferences: vegan, vegetarian and omnivore. Whenever practical, the menu is sourced from organic and local ingredients. Almost everything on the menu has a vegan or vegetarian alternative, including the decadent desserts, thick sandwiches and awesome bagel sandwiches. Flashbacks also serves up a vast array of quiche, desserts (baked in-house and from local vendors), specialty items (vegetarian or regular Shepherd’s Pie), plus salads as colorful as the walls and sandwiches. They’ve recently been joined by an upstairs lounge, which offers a full bar seven days a week and table dinner service from Thursday to Saturday.
GATOR CITY Close enough to the heart of the city so that
new arrivals can make their debut into Gainesville nightlife, Gator City is a laid-back, no-hassle beginning or end to your night’s adventures. Affordable alcohol is the cornerstone of its popularity. Two-for-one appetizers from 4pm to 7pm on weekdays make for an inexpensive snack while you sit back and watch the big-screen. Try the Buffalo Shrimp ($8) or the Fried Mushrooms ($7).
GATOR DOMINOS Stiff competition and an abundance of ever-
hungry college students could make it hard for franchises to compete, but eight Gator Domino’s have prevailed. A comprehensive and easy-tofollow online ordering system makes delivery quick and easy. The new handmade pan pizza with your choice of delicious toppings sandwiched in cheesy goodness will have you thinking of Chicago. Also, “kudos” to Domino’s for being the ﬁrst national pizza chain to feature a gluten-free crust (and more than 20 gluten-free toppings).
GELATO CO. The Gelato Company has one obvious star: the
gelato. With a variety of thick, creamy, ﬂavorful and monstrously portioned gelato and occasional sorbets, you’ll deﬁnitely ﬁnd one “meant for you.” If cold dessert isn’t your thing, go for a crepe instead! The Company can satisfy sweet and savory in one fell swoop. Or try the Turkey Italiano panini, Strawberry Rainforest salad, the Garden of Eden or Hawaiian Chicken sandwich. Each comes with homemade tuna salad, chicken salad, potato salad, a fruit cup and chips, a side green salad or soup. If you buy a drink with your meal, a small gelato is free! Trust us; this is some Gainesville grub you don’t want to miss.
IHOP IHOP’s menu includes more than 120 items.
Generally, IHOP is a family restaurant, but in a college town like Gainesville, where IHOP has been around for more than 35 years, it also happens to be a post-club feast for the night owls and a
study zone for patrons who appreciate bottomless cups of coffee. The most-ordered dish is the Three Eggs & Pancakes ($6.80), and IHOP has an enormous selection of pancakes. Ranging from the Chocolate Chip Pancakes ($6.80) to Original Buttermilk Pancakes ($6.80), IHOP has every taste bud on the palate covered. Conscious of what you eat? The tasty Spinach, Mushroom & Tomato Omelet ($7.60) includes two pancakes and only has 330 calories and 7 grams of fat.
THE LABORATORY The unique menu offers sandwiches, nachos,
bagels and tortilla dishes, all named after scientists, and most in the $7 range (including tax). The Dr. Reubenstein is “similar to a Reuben, similar to a Monster” and Dr. Pavlov’s Nachos are “good enough to make you drool.” In addition to the Dr. Curie, we recommend a Dr. Hawking (“A Uniﬁed Field of Delicious Taste”) and the not-on-themenu-but-always-available vegetarian tempeh nachos. The Laboratory is as much a bar as it is a restaurant, with bottled beers running a ﬂat $4 (again, including tax).
LIQUID GINGER This restaurant, a Gainesville establishment since
2003, boasts inspiration from all over the world and offers the ultimate blend of Asian cuisines in the heart of downtown Gainesville. Key items come from traditional Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai and Malaysian cuisine, but the menu also offers some Indian ﬂavors and French preparation methods. It has an entire vegetarian section and many vegan options, too. Our hands-down favorite entree is the Liquid Ginger Strip Loin Steak ($18), an 8-ounce cut basted in the house signature sauce (it’s spicy!) and served with three dipping sauces: sweet chili, spicy mayonnaise and sweet soy. End dinner with one of our favorite items, the house’s ice cream, which comes standard with every entrée.
LOOSEY’S Not only is there a full bar and 25 American
craft beers on tap with a heavy selection of lagers and IPAs, there is a delicious menu with knockout appetizers (check out those mile-high pork nachos) and scrumptious dinners for the choosing. The burger is the most popular menu item, and if you take owner Joy’s advice, “bacon on the burger will change your life.” Get the trufﬂed fries for an intricate, slightly saltier ﬂavor that is difﬁcult to explain but easy to devour.
MANUEL’S VINTAGE ROOM
MANUEL’S VINTAGE ROOM Manuel’s Vintage Room is named for owner
Manuel Chavez’s vast wine collection, and the Italian-themed restaurant is simply one of the best in town, for both the food and the atmosphere. At Manuel’s, you feel like family. The service is smooth, friendly, and not a bit stuffy, although you’ll want to dress up, as the meal is worth celebrating. The Lobster Ravioli ($20) has been gathering an underground following since it ﬁrst appeared. Served with an earthy trufﬂe cream sauce, the large round raviolis can be shared as an appetizer if you’re feeling generous.
THE MIDNIGHT CAFÉ There’s just something comforting about chili,
and The Midnight’s Chili con Carne ($6) is warm and hearty and just so darn American. The stew is a mixture of ground beef and beans combined with a thick, rich tomato base and served with shredded cheese, onions, crackers and sour cream. This is where The Midnight really excels: taking homemade favorites and making them more fun. The crew does the same with their mac and cheese. The breadth of craft and import bottles is continued on next page
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Nicks also specializes in catering, providing trays of subs, corned beef and cabbage, giant lasagna or pulled pork with veggie options like collared greens, stewed tomatoes and asparagus.
MILDRED’S BIG CITY FOOD Local Chef Bert Gill suggests a pan-seared REGGAE SHACK CAFÉ cobia (a type of white ﬁsh) on ham-hock The exciting smell of curry and other THE MIDNIGHT CAFÉ
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grits ($21), followed by grilled hangar steak with squash and sausage ($17). The cobia, not something you see often, has a perfectly crisp glazed exterior, paired with creamy grits covered in sautéed okra and a mix of beans— all sourced locally (meat included) except for the grits. We can’t promise that the okra or squash will be available the next time you go out to Mildred’s, because the menu changes more often than the seasons, but you know what is constant? The high-quality service.
NEW DEAL CAFÉ The New Deal Café would be a NEW DEAL CAFÉ
THE LAKESIDE BAR AND GRILL
commendable choice for lunch and dinner every day of the week. It’s on the short list of worthwhile, ﬁnally-not-just-salad vegetarian options (Sloppy Tempeh-Joe for $8!). Hankering for a big-boy piece of cake that means business? The New Deal Café takes the, err, cake. But really, we’d like to focus on the simple but never easy attraction that brings regulars returning to New Deal—often over a contract-securing lunch: good food. When the Bleu Cheese & Bacon Burger ($10) arrives in front of you, your ﬁrst thought is, “Pace yourself; you’re in public.” And then that one ﬁrst bite hits you. “Yessss.” This is the place to get the kind of burger and fries—and other familiar bedfellows—that your body deserves.
PAPA JOHNS Delivery or carryout- you choose the most
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relaxing way to enjoy a Papa John’s pizza. Make any pizza your way with a variety of toppings, including plenty of meaty and veggie options. Or try a pizza with a premeditated topping list, like John’s favorite (pepperoni, sausage and a six cheese blend, sprinkled with Italian seasoning). If meat’s not your thing, maybe you’d rather throw back the Garden Fresh pizza, loaded with onions, green peppers, baby portabellas, tomatoes and black olives. If you’re in the mood for excitement, maybe the Buffalo Chicken or Chicken Parmesan pizzas are more your style. Either, or any, way—you can ﬁnd it at Papa John’s. (And don’t forget the garlic butter!)
THE LAKESIDE BAR AND GRILL Happy Hour is a must-do on Tuesdays RELISH
through Fridays. For $8, customers get two drinks and access to a three-item appetizer bar. The menu changes daily, and might include mustard pork crostinis, barbecue meatballs and fried green beans with wasabi ranch. On our visit, the special of the week—one of eight signatures—was the Steak au Poivre, a 10-ounce New York strip, grilled and ﬁnished with browned butter, sea salt, cracked pepper, a brandy wine sauce and a pile of rustic hand-cut fries and creamed spinach ($16).
PHIL NICKS The Cuban and Italian subs are like stepping
WILLY’S MEXICANA GRILL
back in time; the perfectly layered Italian ($6.20) is big and savory, with buttered bread and crunchy greens between the meat. The place is packed at lunchtime, but it’s great for breakfast, with Southern favorites like eggs, grits and bacon. Besides their incredible slabs of shiny hickory smoked ribs ($8.85), Phil
Caribbean spices ﬁlls your nostrils the minute you walk into Reggae Shack Café. With menu items like “Down By De Beach” ($10.50), a delicious mahi mahi sandwich and “Ackee” ($12), the national fruit of Jamaica, you really feel like you’re stepping into the Caribbean, if only for a short escape. For those with a serious sweet tooth, there are Jamaican sodas available, sweetened with pure cane sugar and less ﬁzzy than American soda.
RELISH This casual, beach-themed diner offers
foodies the chance to eat great-tasting, highquality burgers, like the “Tasty” ($4), the “Triple Tasty” ($6) and the “Tasty Veg” ($4.60). At Relish, entertain your palate with the diner’s 10 different sauce options, including the homemade tangy and tomato relishes and dozens of toppings like grilled mushrooms and pineapples. Toppings (other than cheese or bacon) will never cost extra. Order online or by text (352-692-4400), or visit one of their two locations—the midtown favorite or their new downtown spot just outside of the Hippodrome.
STUBBIES & STEINS With the slogan “No Miller, No Coors,
No Bud,” Stubbies is home to more than 450 imports and microbrews. We love the pork schnitzel, pomme frites (add Stubbies’ signature curried ketchup), red cabbage and potato salad. The Classic Wiener Schnitzel ($10.25 with a side item) is pan-fried and lightly breaded, while the Warm German Potato Salad is served with bacon, vinegar and beef broth ($3.25). Cheers!
SWEET MEL’S With 17 different burgers and a signature
burger creation every month, beef lovers are sure to ﬁnd something they’ll love at Sweet Mel’s. The weekday lunchtime wing bar includes pasta salad, broccoli salad, celery, ranch and bleu cheese and is also open on weekends any time the Gators play. Try the Two Foot Challenge, if you dare, which consists of two Boss burgers, two and a half pounds of hell fries and four deep-fried Oreos to be devoured in 45 minutes for a t-shirt and everlasting glory on the wall of fame. Fail, and pay out $30 bucks for the meal and your special place on the wall of shame. If eating challenges aren’t your thing, head out Tuesday for trivia, Wednesday for 35 cent wings or Thursday for Mel’s Martini Madness specials.
WILLY’S MEXICANA GRILL If you’re looking for the freshest ingredients,
stuff-the-tortilla-until-it-bursts size and some of the best-seasoned meats in town, visit Willy’s Mexicana Grill on Archer Road. The burrito is the signature dish, and Willy knows how a burrito should be made―packed with rice, your choice of meat (beef, adobe chicken, sinaloa chicken or tofu or BBQ chipotle pork) and ﬁnished off with favorites of your choosing, like pico de gallo, corn salsa, roasted red peppers, black olives, cheese, jalapenos or some guacamole, for a little extra. Pair that with a $1 draft (all day, every day) and your meal and day are made.
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Open most nights until 2:30am, Flaco’s is one of the best places in town for Cuban sandwiches. Try the Media Noche on their fantastic sweet bread or choose from their selection of Arepas—your choice of ingredients (such as queso blanco and roast pork) sandwiched between two grilled cornmeal patties. Flaco’s also offers tacos and burritos at the back of the restaurant.
This Gainesville favorite features a condensed version of their dinner menu available for late night dining, a patio bar, as well as a recently expanded indoor bar. It’s an excellent choice for vegetarian and vegan options, but carnivores will feel right at home as well. Try the sweet potato fries or zesty black bean cakes. Open until 2am.
Occupying one-half of the old Market St. Pub location, Loosey’s is a great choice for some late-night grub ranging from pub-style food, such as ﬁsh and chips, burgers, and fries (try them ‘trufﬂed’) to more unique dishes like fried alligator or their signature Ass Kickin’ Shrimp. Open until 11pm Sunday and Monday, and until 2am the rest of the week.
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Stubbies’ late-night menu offers German sausages, homemade desserts like bread pudding, and more—served until last call at the bar. The pommes frites (Belgian-style french fries) are excellent with dill mayo or curry ketchup, and the bar offers the largest selection of beer in town. Open every day, with menu specials changing weekly.
ITALIAN GATOR PIZZA
This midtown hole-in-the-wall is a great spot to grab a late night slice (or two). Perfectly thin New York style crust, well-seasoned sauce, and cheese that is greasy in all the right ways. Grab two slices and a drink for under $6 until 2:30am.
Translated literally to “Mouth Party,” and open late every night, Boca Fiesta offers some unique takes on Mexican cuisine. Try the alligator tacos or a tempeh burrito. In the mood for something sweet? The dessert nachos replace tortilla chips with wafﬂe cone pieces that are topped with
brownie bits, strawberries, sorbet and coconut ﬂakes. They also feature exotic meat specials every month, such as elk or ostrich. Walk outside to grab a drink in The Backyard or shoot some pool at Palomino.
PELICAN BROTHERS FOOD TRUCK
This truck can be found parked in front of High Dive (formerly Double Down) Thursday through Saturday until 2am or later. Try their signature Chicken and Wafﬂe sandwich, or any of their rotating specials like the grouper taco, BBQ grilled cheese sandwich, or Vietnamese style Banh Mi.
A street-side vendor—you’ll ﬁnd it posted up across from Smokehouse and Main St. Billiards every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday—serving a selection of unique tacos made with local ingredients. Menu changes weekly, but popular choices like smoked sausage or chorizo tacos are mainstays.
THE MIDNIGHT CAFÉ
An appropriately named spot for a late-night bite, the menu at The Midnight ranges from grilled cheese to chili. Try a Reuben or grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich. The bar serves beer, wine and fruity sangria and there’s a spacious patio area for relaxing with friends outside.
MUNCHIES 420 CAFÉ
Serving until 4:20am, Munchies keeps it’s doors open longer than any other with a menu that is over-the-top. Menu selections such as burgers, wings, cheese steaks and ‘Munchitizers’ such as fried macaroni and cheese bites will satisfy, but the selection of ‘Fat Sandwiches’ are the café’s claim to fame. The Fat Dickie, a loaded chicken ﬁnger Philly topped with mozzarella sticks, onion rings and cheese sauce is absolutely massive.
GELATO LATE NIGHT
After a late-night weekend outing head over to the Gelato Company for a very early-morning breakfast. On Friday and Saturday nights until 3am Gelato features bacon egg and cheese, sausage egg and cheese and New Jersey Style Fat Cheesesteak sandwiches, as well as a rotating selection of 150 gelato ﬂavors, including chocolate obsession, s’mores and smoked bacon chocolate.
Coffee shops are a haven of sorts— offering a dry, warm place to relax on a rainy day or a sweet iced pick-meup when nothing else can. We were fortunate enough to tour Gainesville for its best coffee, and were pleasantly surprised with not only great coffee, but also with board games, banana walnut bread and cozy chairs.
VOLTA COFFEE, TEA AND CHOCOLATE
CYMPLIFY (CYM COFFEE CO.) 5402 NW 8th Ave. T-W 7am-4pm, Th-F 7am-7pm, Saturday 8am-7pm, Sunday 9am-7pm Sister Hazel’s Ken Block co-founded Cymplify “to have a good time doing meaningful stuff.” We had an incredibly creamy chai tea latte served on high-top tables on their front porch.
48 SW 2nd St. M-F 8am-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 9am-5pm Besides the refreshing décor, bright natural lighting and, of course, bold cups of coffee, Volta offered us what we didn’t know we wanted: strawberry balsamic buttermilk scones.
2020 NW 13th St. 8am-midnight Walking into Coffee Culture is reminiscent of walking into a late-night diner—just replace a diner meal with the perfect latte and a crumbly, fresh-out-of-the-oven baked good (we had the black and blueberry oat bar).
MAUDE’S CLASSIC CAFE
2124 SW 34th St. 6am-3pm every day Bagels Unlimited is the best choice for a classic cup of drip coffee, accompanied by breakfast, served all day, every day.
101 SE 2nd Pl., Suite 101 M-Th 7am to midnight, Saturday 9ammidnight, Sunday 9am-11pm Maude’s is tucked away in the heart of downtown Gainesville, and it’s one of the few places open late enough to caffeinate your way through a night’s worth of studying.
STARBUCKS AT THE HUB
The Hub, University of Florida M-Th 7:30am-8pm, Friday 7:30am-5pm The baristas here know how to work a long line of tired customers in a matter of minutes, satisfying your caffeine craving and still getting you to class on time.
112 NW 16th St., Gainesville 32603 M-Th 8am-7pm, Friday 8am-5pm Description: Just off of University Ave. and 16th Street, Pascal’s is everything you would want from a coffeehouse plus a touch of home, offering indoor and outdoor seating, warm pastries and freshly brewed coffee. You even get one for free with the purchase of whole bean coffee for $12.95.
GAINESVILLE GRUB FOOD CHALLENGES
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n a city of national championships and top rankings, there should be no surprise that even something as simple as food can become a fight to the finish. Gainesville is home to restaurants of many sizes with plenty of delicacies to tempt even the most particular foodie. Finding the food isn’t the issue—finishing it may be. —Rachel Sale, with additional reporting by Ali Ugarte
for fresh seafood, features four challenges and none of them are for the faint of heart. First, in true seafood form, is Captain Ahab’s Challenge ($25). If ordering this, expect to down six fried ﬁsh ﬁlets with all the ﬁxin’s (tartar sauce, cole slaw and jack cheese), eight slices of bread and a pound of fries. Too ﬁshy? There is also the BCS Challenge ($24). This three and a half pound pork burrito with guacamole, black beans, queso, cheddar and jack cheese, and sour cream is served with black beans and rice. The Mus-Champ’s Challenge ($28) requires eating a three-pound burger topped with jack and cheddar cheese, applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles and a pound of fries on the side. Last is Kobiyashi’s Challenge ($22), which includes 10 all-beef hot dogs, chili, onions, cheddar cheese and bacon and the kicker—a pound of fries. To win, one person must eat all the food for that challenge in 30 minutes. Winners receive a free T-shirt and their picture on the wall of fame (as well as that challenge for free!), but beware, losers must pay for their supper and get their pictures posted on the wall of shame.
ENDZONE only has one challenge, but challenging it most certainly is. If you want to win the Gator Cup Burger Challenge, you have to down two pounds of all-American beef covered with cheddar, provolone, Swiss and American cheese, a dill pickle and two onion rings. Don’t forget that plate of fries! When you ﬁnish the burger, Endzone employees will make sure to put you in restaurant history: Your name goes on the Gator Cup trophy and is published on the Facebook and restaurant webpage for all the world to see. Not to be outdone, CONESTOGAS restaurant in Alachua also offers a big burger challenge. But they call their burger the MSMB: the Main Street Monster Burger ($22). With three 16-ounce stogie burger patties (that’s four pounds of meat!), we can see why this is the monster burger. Finish the burger, bun and side item and Conestogas staff will reward you with a free key lime pie and a Conestogas T-shirt. For just $20, you can take your shot at the Big Tasty Challenge from RELISH. In 15 minutes, eight
angus beef patties (two pounds), eight slices of cheese, eight strips of bacon, a fried egg, grilled onions and jalapenos, any signature Relish sauce and one and a half pounds of fries must be eaten and washed down with 32 ounces of a Beer Pit brew or soda before this challenge is considered complete. If you do get the best of this challenge, the entire meal is free, you receive a free T-shirt, your smiling face is posted on the Big Tasty Challenge Wall and you are given a 32-ounce mug with a free one-year membership to the Mug Club. Stop by Relish between 5pm and 7pm for your chance at this beast. (Game days not included.)
The ANGELINA MIA PIZZERIA’S Pizza Challenge allows an entire hour and a teammate to complete the challenge, but this is still a doozy of a stomach marathon. The challenge requires the consumption of a 28-inch pizza, and if you and your teammate ﬁnish the chow, you’ll get your picture on the pizza wall of fame and a free T-shirt. If you don’t ﬁnish, be ready to pay for the pizza! Big eaters be warned—101 CANTINA’S La Venganza de los
Mayas ($30), or the revenge of the Mayans, is a tacopalypse of 30 tacos full of beef, chicken or pork, lettuce, pico de gallo, cheese and your choice of sauce. Challengers must ﬁnish them in 30 minutes to claim victory. Those who live to tell the tale of their stomach’s feat are rewarded for their bravery with a 101 Cantina tank top, a $50 gift card for the next visit and they receive their meal for free.
MUNCHIES 420 CAFÉ boasts
a challenge so arduous the king of food challenges himself could not survive—Adam of Travel Channel’s Man V. Food tried it in Sarasota to no avail. Among a menu of giant sandwiches, foot long hotdogs and huge plates of “munchitizers,” Munchies’ food challenge may look easy, but don’t be fooled. The Fire in Your Hole wing challenge consists of only 10 wings—the hottest 10 wings you’ll ever encounter. Sauced in a combination of some of the hottest peppers around, the wings include extracts of ghost pepper, the hottest pepper known to man. Win or lose, in 20 minutes you will be immortalized—on the wall of fame if you defeat the wings, or on the wall of shame if they defeat you. Just remember, they’re not called Fire in Your Hole for nothing…
HOT SPOTS These dishes are enticingly spicy. Try the Spicy Tempeh Sandwich, or for meat lovers, the Jerk Burger. REGGAE SHACK CAFE 619 W UNIVERSITY AVE 377-5464 We like the Masaman Curry with beef or chicken. Or, try the Masaman Curry Tofu with sweet potatoes. BAHN THAI 1902 SW 13TH STREET 335-1204 Pick the Veggie and Tofu Curry or House Curry with steak, chicken and extra veggies. TASTY BUDDHA 25 NW 16TH AVENUE 377-0287 Try the Chicken Vindaloo or the Vegetable Jalfrezi if you’re a vegetarian. INDIAN CUISINE 3550 SW 34TH ST. 271-1190 Navratan Kurma (curried cauliflower, carrots, string beans, corn, cashews and pineapple) or keep it simple and try the spicy noodles with vegetables and tofu. GREEN MANGO 7625 W NEWBERRY RD 505-6200 —Sequoia Santangelo
OUTDOOR DINING GAINESVILLE GRUB
TAKE IT OUTSIDE:
6 PLACES TO DINE AND DRINK
hether it’s the draw of Sunday drink specials at 101 Cantina or the seasonal fare at Boca Fiesta, summer weather provides the perfect excuse to get outdoors and chow down. —Caitlyn Finnegan
THE SWAMP RESTAURANT
A favorite for dates and birthday parties, the tapas-style dining is complemented by a full sake bar and an outdoor seating area where diners can enjoy the sights of downtown.
When it comes to outdoor spaces, the only place that can compete with this restaurant’s setup is its namesake stadium a few blocks over. It doesn’t take long for the spacious and shady front lawn to ﬁll up on weekday afternoons with its big-screen TV, live bands and round tables tailored for taking advantage of pitcher specials. For groups that want a more secluded hangout, head upstairs to the wrap-around decks. Both provide a scenic view of the midtown strip and are ideal for avid sports fans looking to catch a game; just arrive early to guarantee a spot. The menu favors thick burgers and sandwiches, but switch it up with an order of Asian Potstickers or Cajun Gatortail.
GAINESVILLE HOUSE OF BEER
2 W. University Ave. harvestthymecafe.com
1642 W. University Ave. swamprestaurant.com
1632 W. University Ave. 101cantina.com With its duel bars, rowdy crowds and drinks served in ﬁshbowls, Cantina is known more for its 3-4-1 drink specials than its food menu. Tequila may be the star here, but any of the bar’s specially crafted cocktails will do the trick when hanging out on the front or back patio. Lined with cushioned benches and moveable tables, every part of the outdoor space seems to revolve around the centerpiece—the tiki bar. For a quintessential summer meal, pair a quesadilla or taco plate with one of the margarita menu’s 75 different options.
19 W. University Ave. gainesvillehob.com
A friendly bar that welcomes regulars and newcomers alike, HOB is home base for crowds of craft beer aﬁcionados and homebrewers. Don’t be intimidated by the 40-tap rail of beers behind the bar; the seasoned bartenders can help pinpoint what you’ll like before you head out to the new patio. Stop by on Tuesday Brewery Nights to try a curated selection of brews and win giveaways from featured brewing companies.
HARVEST THYME CAFÉ This café’s short-but-sweet menu is packed with ﬂavor, and regulars with a hankering for breakfast know to order the toasted ham, egg and cheese croissant. Spend a morning out on the cool patio, where customers can chat over cups of Sweetwater Organic Coffee, fruit smoothies and fresh baked mufﬁns. It’s a haven for budget-minded, hungry locals looking for a fresh and hearty Boars Head sandwich or a light wrap and seasonal salad.
THE LUNCHBOX 104 SE 1 Ave. st
DRAGONFLY SUSHI AND SAKE COMPANY
201 SE 2nd Ave. dragonﬂysushi.com
Dragonﬂy seems to have ﬁgured out the formula for downtown success: sleek surroundings, a well-crafted menu and seasonal cocktails. A modern interpretation of a traditional Japanese pub, patrons can mingle with friends over plates of fresh sushi, sashimi and robatayaki, or just stop by for drinks.
Don’t try to sneak into the air conditioning at this casual eatery; seating is entirely outdoors. Located in a former service station, it peddles out tasty street food for the downtown business set and on-the-go passerby. The colorful menu features banh mi-style sandwiches, ﬂuffy corn dogs, vegetarian tacos and French fries cooked in duck fat, among other rotating specialties. For a refreshing summer treat, choose a ﬂavored soda from the creative selection made in-house.
TOP 10 Dog-Friendly Restaurants
Each of these restaurants has an outdoor patio, making them the perfect place to go out to eat with friends—and as long as your pet is on its best behavior (and on a leash) it is welcome, too. SATCHEL’S PIZZA 1800 NE 23rd Ave. 335-7272
SISTER’S 5212 SW 91st Terrace 379-0281
THE TOP 30 N. Main St. 337-1188
GATORS DOCKSIDE 3842 W. Newberry Rd. #1 338-4445
LA FIESTA MEXICAN RESTAURANT 9513 NW 39th Ave. 335-8484
FIVE GUYS BURGER & FRIES 3310 SW 35th Blvd. #A 336-5344
THE RED ONION 3885 NW 24th Blvd. #A 505-0088
BIG LOU’S PIZZA 5 SE 2nd Ave. 335-7123
THE FLYING BISCUIT CAFE 4150 NW 16th Blvd. 373-9500
BURRITO BROTHERS TACO CO. 1402 W. University Ave. 378-5948 —Mary Moore
The average American consumes 290 pounds of dairySper year. www.MYGAINESVILLERESTAURANTS.com eptember 2012
In the United States, more tomatoes are consumed than any other fruit or vegetable. www.insitegainesville.com September 2012
ONLY IN GAINESVILLE G
ABOUT OUR COVER
n a break from the rains of Hurricane Isaac, model Nodira Abdukhamitova gracefully climbed on to the hood of a car in her nude high heels. While to most people it looked like an odd thing to do on a stormy Monday afternoon, it was the perfect combination of style and ﬂare for the cover of our annual food issue. Shot in the parking lot of Willy’s on Archer Road by photographer Sujie Wu, the photo shoot consisted of Mexican food, a classic car and a model (and side-kick!) with a whole lot of personality. Nodira, who was clad in a strapless blue dress that was set off by matching blue streaks in her hair, showcased the 1948 Willy’s Wagon that can often be found in front of the Mexican restaurant. The car belongs to operating manager Alex Gonzalez, who searched dealers and collectors until he ﬁnally came across one in Atlanta. Alex, 36, says his grandfather even used to have one. While the exterior is original, his car has a modern ﬂair with a new engine and a revamped interior that consists of upholstered seats marked with the Willy’s logo. For 10 years, Alex and his business partner pursued Willy to open a franchise of the Georgia restaurant in Gainesville. Inspired by the west coast style burrito, Willy opened his ﬁrst restaurant in Atlanta and since then has expanded to 20 locations in Georgia and now one location in Florida. Although the Mexican scene in Gainesville is ﬁlled with steep
competition, what sets Willy’s apart is not only its lack of a freezer and microwave, but also its dedication to ﬂavor. Alex says the chicken is marinated for 24 hours and the salsa and the guacamole are prepped twice daily. The meat never sees a freezer and there’s no microwave in sight to ensure that the food is always served fresh. A double Gator by way of undergraduate and law school at the University of Florida, Alex says the food scene has evolved since he was a student. “It used to be a lot of burgers and fries,” he says. However, made apparent by our issue, it’s so much more than that these days. Alex looked on proudly as his car, his food and his restaurant made the cover of the magazine he ﬁrst read on the bus during undergrad. As Nodira modeled, she sampled some of Willy’s classic items like a burrito, a taco and chips and salsa. In between posing and battling the humid weather, Nodira laughed and chatted with our interns who we enlisted as extras, curled her hair in the reﬂection of a framed Dos Equis poster and gushed over how awesome the car was. A restaurant opening 10 years in the making, Willy’s has been in Gainesville less than a year and is already known for its huge burritos. Alex describes the food in his restaurant as natural, bold, fresh and full of ﬂavor—exactly how we would describe our cover. —Danielle Peterson Photos by Sujie Wu
Published on Dec 3, 2013