The Daily GLOB: Sonny's BBQ, Union St. Downtown Farmers Market, One City - One Story, ACLIB Crochet Club, Okra loving recipes, Main course salads, Oysters: A love story

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Volume 7, Day 186, Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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My wife and I had dinner at the Red Onion Grill and the half pound angus burger and baha tacos were awsome. Try the red onion rings and Swamphead beers.

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Happy Wednesday!


GLOBmaster2017Good morning GLOBers, the GLOB Master is more than a little excited this farmers market Wednesday.  After what seemed like a very long time I am finally seeing Anaheim peppers peeping their little heads out of the top of my pepper plants.  Hoo-Ray, Woo-Hoo!  Now it wasn't the feeling I had with the birth of my children Jana, and Bob, however I do feel an extraordinary sense of satisfaction for a job  well done. 

I didn't realize until I read this:

082317PeppersAnaheim peppers are a mild variety of chile pepper used in Mexican and Southwestern cooking.  Canned green chiles, mainstays of American-Mexican cuisine, are made from Anaheim peppers. Indeed, Anaheims are named for the city in Southern California where they were first grown.  Anaheim peppers actually originated in New Mexico, where a slightly hotter version is cultivated to this day — though they go by the name of "New Mexico chiles," or sometimes "Hatch chiles," Hatch being the name of a town in New Mexico known for its chile crop.



It's Union St, Downtown Farmers Market Wednesday and Market Elder Charlie Lybrand is seeing a lot of new vendors on the Bo Diddley Community Plaza:

082317Goats"With the new school year vendors are returning to the market after their summer break.  The range of products is expanding each week, and farmers already have many fall crops in the ground. Pork and pasture raised chicken are now regularly available. Figs have made a comeback due to a drop off in the wet summer season while local grapes continue to be harvested. Southern peas- acres, black eyes and zipper cream- are now yielding. Okra continues to defy our record wet summer.. Peppers, eggplant and yard long beans also continue to yield. Seminole pumpkins and butternut squash are still being offered. Field grown tomatoes are finished due to the continuous rains, but farmers are also still producing in greenhouses and high tunnels . Potatoes in varied varieties and zinnias are available. Sweet potato greens and arugula are now coming in.  Florida sweet onions- both red and white- are available. Cool weather crops like collards are still being harvested. Some mushrooms from shiitakes to oysters are being harvested. Kale continues to be harvested. Garlic chives, scallions and turmeric can be found."



Hippodrome's One City, One Story initiative: The Hippodrome Theatre  is partnering with UF School of Theatre + Dance to bring to life George Orwell’s 1984.  The Hipp is  spearheading a community-wide read and conversation initiative called “One City, One Story", which begs the question: “What if an entire community read the same book at the same time?”  "The Alachua County Library District is delighted to be a part of the One City, One Story community-wide reading and conversation about '1984,' a novel that considers the consequences of leadership that is unfeeling and cruel," said Fiona Lama, library specialist.

August 24, 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Drinks + Dystopia: A Hipp Book Club
Hippodrome Basement- Come drink wine, meet your fellow book lovers and explore the classic novel 1984 in the Hippodrome Basement. In partnership with the Alachua County Library District. Full cash bar.

August 25, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Auditions for Readings of “1984”
Hippodrome Theatre - Join the Hippodrome team and audition to participate in readings of “1984” throughout our community in the month of September. Looking for seniors and high school students.



ARCHER LIBRARY CROCHET CLUB:  The GLOB Master's blessed mother crocheted every free minute of the day.  I can still see mom sitting with her cup of hot Scottish tea, and a toasted English muffin with orange marmalade for energy, her hand whirring as she counted numbers and stictches. Every Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Archer Branch Library you can join in for the Crochet Club. Practice your skills with others who love the craft, and get tips on projects.  Learn the art of crochet and to meet others who like to crochet, as well.  FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.


Do your lunch plans include a trip downtown before the farmers market GLOBer?  Tell me where you will be and I will deliver all the brain food you can absorb fresh and ready to enjoy . . .


Today in the GLOB!

Sonny's BBQ

The Gainesville lunch Out Blog's Historian has a maudlin moment as he discusses the good old days and a trip to an iconic, long time BBQ pit stop on Waldo Rd. - READ MORE

Okra loving recipes

If you have harvested some okra from your garden, or scored at the farmers market, here are a few ways to make the most of it, from the Washington Post  Recipe Finder:  - READ MORE

Main course salads

Are you thinking greens at the farmers market today GLOBer? Putting together the salad for a meal shouldn’t be an afterthought and the Food & Wine’s salad guide gives you a host of main course salad ideas.  - READ MORE




OYSTERS: A LOVE STORY: I met a man from Long Island — at a bar, by chance, a year after I moved to New York — and right away I liked him. We walked from the bar to a 24-hour diner in the East Village and got grilled cheese sandwiches and French fries and drank bad room-temperature coffee and talked for hours I learned that the man I’d diner-married had worked for many years opening clams and oysters in bars, he didn’t get worked up when he talked about oysters, not like some people I knew.




DAILY GLOB LUNCH QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Carbs are the answer. No matter the question."

- PureWow!

 instagtam380If you're still hungry and need a good lunch idea FOLLOW THIS LINK to Gainesville's Lunch Out Blog Instagram page.  This is where the GLOB's Image Editor Erica Corbett takes great pleasure in sharing amazingly looking, deliciously yummy images of what we are thinking about, contemplating seriously, and eventually eating for lunch in the Urban GLOB.


Have a wonderful Wednesday lunch GLOBers and if you see the GLOB Master downtown be sure to say hello.  If I miss you this afternoon I will see ya right here tomorrow morning.

Mike Sanford, GLOB Editor

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