The Daily GLOB: Road Trip: Fryers - Melrose, Weekend Events, Winter Solstice Celebration, All about cabbage,'Serious Eats' gift guide, F&W baking gifts, GLOB music factoid

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Volume 8, Day 64, December 1, 2017

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Now here you go again, GLOB MASTER, making me hungry!!!  I haven't had a Grouper sandwich from NW Grill, but I have had some of the best fried fish and grits and many other excellent seafood creations there.  Now, I'm craving that yummy lookin Grouper sandwich you showed us ;).
Thanks...., and I'm off!!

- Angie Shepherd Keen


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Happy Friday!


GLOBmaster2017Good Morning GLOBers and a very happy last month of 2017 to you. Let's welcome new advertiser Veteran's for peace and their 31st Annual Winter Solstice Celebration. Maestro Bill Hutchinson leads a line-up of Gainesville's most talented folk, rock, & everything musical artists (plus some winners of the VFP Peace Poetry Contest, reading their works) in a celebration of the beginning of the lengthening of daylight. You can FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information and Soltice updates.

Have you made all of your weekend plans GLOBers? Can the GLOB Master offer a few suggestions to round out a fabulous weekend:





120117Pond5:30: North Florida Regional Medical Center Pond Lighting, 6500 W. University Ave. Benefitting of Toys for Tots. FREE night of lights, music, and fun. Enjoy musical and dance performances by The Sedoctaves, Joni Messler Studio of Dance and Buchholz High School Choir, snack on hot cocoa and cookies, and participate in winter fun activities. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.




7:00: Artwalk Gainesville. Downtown Gainesville. Artwalk Gainesville is a free monthly self-guided tour that combines exciting visual art, live performance, and events in downtown Gainesville. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.




7:00: Hipp Staff & Friends Art Show, Hippodrome Theatre, Downtown. As part of Artwalk Gainesville featuring sights and sounds of the holiday season at the Hipp Holiday Open Hous.! The Hippodrome Art Gallery will feature various mediums and styles of artwork by Hippodrome Theatre staff and friends including: Sara Morsey, Celino Dimitroff, Rachel Jones, Bryan Mercer, Marissa Toogood, Taylor Petry, and Warren Goodwin.




7:00: Aerial Connection 10th Anniversary Celebration, 250 SE 10th Ave. Live music & cirque performances throughout the event. Specializing in Circus Arts & Brazilian Dance & Music, S-Connection. Come celebrate a decade of the performing arts with us! Free and open to the public This event is also part of Gainesville's Artwalk. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.




8:00: Steal Away, OPENING NIGHT, Actor's Warehouse, 619 NE 1st st. various days, times. The five church ladies usually raise funds to send young black women to college by holding bake sales and other fundraisers. Tracyada, has ideas that are more ambitious. She wants them all to rob a bank!




8:00: Pierce Pettis Christmads Concert, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St.  Annual Pierce Pettis holiday tour with Pierce performing a special Christmas set of material offered only during the holiday season. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.





Beauty and the Beast, Star Center Theatre and In The Spotlight Arts and Entertainment, Curtis m. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 3201 Hull Rd.  The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman and the Beast a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self.  Performances. Friday 10:30 & 7:30, Saturday 10:00. Tickets available through the Phillips Center for Performing Arts




Agbedidi: A Fusion of Traditional African and Contemporary Dance, UF School of Theatre and Dance, Constans Theater.  under the direction of Mohamed DaCosta and Trent D. Williams, Jr., presents both traditional West African dance and contemporary dance by African-American choreographers. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.




9:00: Fall Farm and Cane Festival, Dudley Farms Historic State Park, 18730 W Newberry Rd., Newberry. See an original Florida working farm from the post Civil War to the 1940s as they grind sugar cane and boil it into syrup. Old-time demonstrations include woodworking, blacksmithing, washday and butter churning. Quilt drawing, children's games and toys, old-time music. Also the Dudley Farm Market and vendors.




1:00: Gainesville Big Band, Deport Park, 200 SE Depot Ave.  Bring your chairs or blankets and find a spot for this free concert. . Under the direction of Marco Thomas, this live 17-piece big band, presents songs from Count Basie to Duke Ellington, George Gershwin to Glen Miller, Cole Porter to Johnny Mercer, Vegas to Broadway hits, including your favorite 60s television soundtracks. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.




2:00: Brew & BBQ, Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Ave. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to GRACE Marketplace. Rare beers rare beers and baskets with all proceeds going to GRACE. Rare beers and baskets will be auctioned off with all proceeds going to going to GRACE. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.




6-8:00: City Christmas Tree Lighting, Thomas Center. City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is hosting its annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration at the Historic Thomas Center. Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe will be on hand to welcome citizens, and call for the giant tree to be lit. Santa will visit with the children, holiday music on the hammered dulcimer and autoharp by Jim and Joyce Lillquist the dulcet carols sung by the Singers of the Reformation and the Gainesville Harmony Show Chorus. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.




Gathering of Artists, Gainesville Fine Arts Association, Gainesville Women's Club, 2809 W. University Ave.  Featuring the work of forty award-winning artists. Food trucks Live entertainment. Win, buy, give and shop with Art Bucks. Saturday 10-6:00, Sunday 11-5:00. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.



Holiday Craft Festival, Stephen C. O'Connell Center, Sat - Sun 10 - 5:00. Annual event showcasing crafts that are authentically made by talented artisans and crafters. Excellent opportunity to shop for unique merchandise and gifts and features hundreds of different vendors. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.




2:30: ACLIB Local Author Series, Alachua County Library Headquarters Branch, Downtown. Author Richard Gartee will discuss his newest release Lancelot's Disciple. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.


The GLOB Master is more than just an excitable boy this morning thinking about opening night at the Actors Warehose, their new show STEAl AWAY and my arangements to escort the most interesting GLOB Ayuerveda Health Coach Chaya Sharon-Heller this evening to kick a magnificent evening.  BTW did you get yor fair share of brain food always fresh and ready to enjoy  . . .


Today in the GLOB!

Road Trip: Fryers, Melrose

It was a beautiful morning as we pointed our lunch mobile East, to the center of deep, down in Florida in search of the perfect three piece chicken lunch.  - READ MORE

All about cabbage

Here's the case for cabbage. This cruciferous vegetable is too often relegated to coleslaw and sauerkraut and serious eats staffers think this is a down right. - READ MORE

2017 Serious Eats Gift Guide

The Serious Eats Gift Guide 2017 offers the best holiday gifts for serious food lovers including the invaluable Flavor Thesaurus - READ MORE



FOOD & WINE BAKING GIFTS: If you’re looking for the perfect gift to give the budding baker in your life, here are a few ideas for essential items anyone flinging fistfuls of flour across the counter top will find handy.




Daily GLOB MUSIC FACTOID; Today in 1987 a Kentucky teacher lost her appeal in the US Supreme Court over her sacking after showing Pink Floyd's film The Wall to her class. The court decided that the film was not suitable for minors with its bad language and sexual content.



 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 fabulous Friday lunch, a wonderful weekend, GO GATORS, and if you see the GLOB Master out and about be sure to say hello.  If I miss you this weekend I will see ya right here Monday morning.

Mike Sanford, GLOB Editor

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