The Daily GLOB: Leonardos 706 brunch, What is fish sauce, Cooking the perfect steak, Fresh Spring cookbook bouquet, Rock music factoid

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Volume 8, Day 124, Friday. March 23, 2018

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Leo’s 706 is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE place for Sunday Brunch (see my comments elsewhere in the GLOB), but Ivey’s has great breakfast food, especially potato pancakes, which are real pancakes. BUT, also as noted in a comment here recently, Ivey’s can have serious space issues and waits can be interminable. One recent Sunday, a friend and I went to Ivey’s and, as usual, not worth the wait. I remembered MILDRED’S!!! Right around the corner and they have GREAT eggs benedict. I felt so sorry for those people at Ivey’s. I mentioned to the waitress that Mildred’s should send someone over to Ivey’s to let those people know (go?), and – newsflash! (at least for me) -- she said that the Westgate Shopping Center was being vacated, so Ivey’s would be moving. Why? A new Greenwise Publix. Oh boy!!! But I’ll miss the old Westgate. Wonder where Ivey’s is moving too. Wonder if it will make a difference in wait time. I really do love their potato pancakes.

- Lynn D


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Happy Friday!


GLOBmaster2017Good morning GLOBers and a very happy Friday to you! The weather people are saying it is supposed to warm up a little today for a sunny beautiful Friday afternoon.  That is a good thing because the GLOB Master is giving serious consideration to heading downtown this Friday evening to enjoy pals and see MUD at the Actor's Warehouse. That is why I am thinking we should get to the point of why we all meet here on the best darn day of the week . . .




8:00: Luna, UF School of Theatre and Dance, Black Box Theater, Maquire Center. Pulitzer Prize-finalist Rebecca Gilman, tells the story of Caroline, a social worker, who happens upon a case that is far from typical. After meeting two teenage drug addicts, Karlie and Peter, Caroline must decide the fate of their infant daughter, Luna Gale.


032318McPeek8:00: Bob McPeek, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St. A special evening of humor and the appreciation of life's ironies, gifts, and challenges in the first all original concert presentation of Bob's music since 1976. Bob will be joined by many long-standing musical friends, including his band mates in the Erasables. FOLLOW THIS LINK as more information.




Elements of Style, Dance Theatre of Santa FeDance Theatre of Santa Fe, Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall, 3000 NW 83rd St. Guest artists from the New York Dance Project will perform and collaborate with members of the Dance Theatre of Santa to create the finale for the two evening performances of this annual program featuring classical, contemporary and hip-hop dances. Performances are Friday and Saturday, at 7:30 p.m. Members of Dance Theatre of Santa Fe alone will perform a third program at noon Friday, March 23. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.




Lady Day at the Emerson's Bar and Grill, Star Center Theater, 11 NE 23rd Ave. Rhonda Wilson stars as the legendary Lady Day and the time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday's last performances, given four months before her death. More than a dozen musical numbers are interlaced with salty, often humorous, reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music. Show times are 8:00 Friday, and Saturday, and 6:30 on Sunday.




10:00: Watson Realty 3rd Annual Eater Egg Hunt, Tioga Town Center Playground & Field. 5-minutes west of I-75 on Newberry Rd (SR 26). Four separate Easter Egg Hunts will be staggered by age groups, also a special guest appearance from the Easter Bunny!



10:30: Farmbot, Tower Road Branch Library, 3020 SW 75th St. University of Florida's American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering students will mentor local middle and high school students with an interest in robotics in assembling Alachua County Library District's first Farmbot. Farmbot is a programmable farming robot that can plant, water and weed a garden. Crops produced in Tower Road Branch's Farmbot garden will be used in FOODIEspace cooking programs at the branch. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.



8:00: 21 Blue with Middleground, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St. Blues and Jazz featuring trumpeter Longineu Parsons II and guitarist Ted Shumate, resulting in authentic Blues expressing the heart and soul of American music. Takng you from Louis Armstrong to Howlin' Wolf , Miles Davis to Jimi Hendrix and beyond making you love the fact that you are there to dance to it. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.



8:30: Holy Air, Eighth Annual Gainesville Jewish Film Festival, Hipp Cinema. Director Shady Srour's comedy about Adam, a Christian Arab living in Nazareth, is a member of a vanishing minority within a minority in the Holy Land and the Middle East. His wife Lamia is a strong, beautiful and progressive Arab woman, who runs a foundation for women's rights. When Adam hears that Lamia is pregnant and his father falls very ill, he evaluates his life and realizes that he has not achieved much. Despite all his business ideas failing so far, he gives one last try to make it big.




Kanapaha Spring & Garden Festival, Kanapaha Gardens, 4700 SW 58th Dr. Gainesville's premier horticultural event. The Spring Garden Festival features about 150 booths offering plants, landscape displays, garden accessories, arts and crafts, educational exhibits and, of course, foods. Also featured are a children's activities area, live entertainment and live auctions. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.



11:00: Vernal Equinox Psychic Faire, Seraphim Center, 1409 NW 6th St. Free psychic readers and spiritual healers will be on hand throughout the event that features vendors and general information.




3:00: Gainesville Community Band, Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall, 3000 NW 83rd St. With a current a roster of about 80 members, the Band presents its Spring Concert made up of teachers, professors, scientists, business professionals, students, physicians, contractors, realtors, trades-persons, and retirees.

Hmmmm  . . .  Now that is a very nice bouquet of cool things to do this weekend.  The GLOB Master's suggestions is you take along a modicum of brain food to maintain your energy. Of course I'm talking your fair share of News For Yoru Eatification that is always fresh and ready to enjoy . . .


Today in the GLOB!

Leonardo's 706 Sunday Brunch

This 706 review combines comments from both Lynn Dirk and Melissa Kahan, because, as everyone knows, two foodies are better than one! - READ MORE

Cooking the perfect steak

There is nothing more frustrating than bringing home a lovely cut of meat, sitting down at the table, lifting a forkful to your mouth and feeling disappointed... - READ MORE

So what is fish sauce?

This salty condiment is the secret ingredient in many Asian recipes. Fish sauce is a staple ingredient in Asian culture, particularly in Vietnam and Thailand.  - READ MORE




BEST SPRING COOKBOOKS:  Spring cleaning shouldn't just involve finally taking down your holiday decorations (guilty) . Use it as an opportunity to breathe new life into your bookshelves. These new cookbook releases include everything from a cake companion to a Japanese food manifesto.



Daily GLOB Rock Music Factoid: Today in 1985 former Creedence Clearwater Revival front man John Fogerty went to No.1 on the US album chart with Centerfield.



If 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 and if you see the GLOB Master out and about the next 72 hours 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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