The Daily GLOB: ROAD TRIP: Villaggio's Pizza, Weekend Events, SEC Baseball, Black restaurant critics? Best hiking - trail snacks, Weird snacks future, GLOB music factoid

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Volume 8, Day 194, Friday, May 25, 2018

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I went to Paramount Grill's brunch last Sunday and the “Banana, strawberry, walnut and vanilla bean pancake with real maple syrup and honey butter” had WAY too little fruit AND is WAY too big.  It’s like a Dutch pancake in that it is as big as a plate, but Dutch pancakes are supposed to be thin, and this "pancake" was more like 2 inches thick.  I do not recommend it unless there are about 4 of you really in the mood for a pancake . . . but even then, my beef is, Where’s the fruit?  Ironically I ordered the pancake because I thought I would get a good serving of fruit, but I think there might have been what added up to one whole strawberry, MAYBE 4 walnuts (one for each quadrant I guess), and maybe 4 slices of banana . .. and they were baked in the cake so they did not provide a freshness that would have actually complemented the pancake.  PS, The pancake, in and of itself, was good –it’s actually more like a thin cake.

- Lynn D


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Happy Friday!


GLOBmaster2017Good morning GLOBers and a very Happy Friday to you all. Phew, this weekend was a long time coming for the GLOB Master. But it is here now and I have the weekend off and it's my time to play. Me personally I am interested in seeing how the Mighty Gator Natioal Champions baseball team fates in the SEC tournament.  GO GATORS!  If you still need a few goof ideas entertainment don't go no further. As our boy Tom Petty says let's get to the point of why we all meet here on the fifth day of the week:




7:00: Artwalk Gainesville, Downtown. free monthly self-guided tour that combines visual art, live performance, and events in downtown Gainesville. Held the last Friday of each month with many local galleries, eateries and businesses participating,




7:30: Working – The Musical, SF College, Fine Arts Hall, 3000 NW 83rd St. What do you do for a living? We stress, complain, love, hate, and sometimes take joy in this almost daily activity. The musical is based on the Studs Terkel book Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do (1974). Directed by Terry Klenk.




7:30: Ramblin Mutts, Thomas Center OPENING NIGHT reception, Downtown. Free concert during the opening night reception of The View From Paradise | The Paintings of Alyne Harris, taking place on Artwalk Gainesville. The exhibit will run from Friday, May 25 to Saturday, August 18, 2018. Downtown. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.




8:00: Breaking Legs, Gainesville Community Playhouse, OPENING NIGHT, 4039 NW 16th Blvd., various days – times. English professor and playwright Terence O'Keefe is about to discover that there's no business like show business.... unless it's "the family business." Terence hopes Lou, will invest in his latest play. Although they are theater fans, "Break a Leg" means something entirely different to them.



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8:00: 1945, OPENING NIGHT, Hipp Cinema, Downtown, various days – times. On a summer day in 1945, an Orthodox man and his grown son return to a village in Hungary while the villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk's son. The townspeople – suspicious, remorseful, fearful, and cunning expect the worst and behave accordingly. The town clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village's deported Jews and expects them to demand their illegally acquired property back.




8:00: Gainesville's Big Band Concert, Free Fridays Concert Series, Bo Diddley Community Plaza, Downtown. The Gainesville Big Band kicks off the Memorial Day weekend at "Free Fridays" and the 18-piece jazz band that plays a wide range of big band styles, such as traditional swing, dance, Latin and contemporary jazz. Under the direction of Marco Thomas, along with the vocal sounds of Pattie Glenn, the band delivers a full sound from Basie to Ellington, Gershwin to Miller, Porter to Mercer, Vegas to Broadway, favorite '60s television soundtracks and top 40 hits. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.




8:00: Jody Beggs CD Release party, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St., Downtown. Jody Beggs grew up in a musical family near Gainesville. Playing guitar and singing, his songwriting matured under the mentoring of Nashville writer Danny Mayo . Voted the #2 Florida band by Florida Monthly Jody has recorded and toured with his own 5-piece band, merging a Key West-ish laid back island vibe with classic country.





7:00: When Gospel Meets Jazz, Thomas Center, Downtown. Gospel Meets Jazz performances are musical celebrations featuring some of Gainesville's finest musicians including David Richardson II, Ray Minter, CJ Watts & CJ Washington. This jazz troupe performs a unique blend of gospel, jazz and rhythm & blues. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.




9:00: Kids Create!, Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Ave. Downtown. Led by local art enthusiasts in the Depot Park Event Space. The goal of this series is fostering the joy of creating and imagining through art and expression. $5 cost will go toward materials. Limited spots are available. All classes require adult supervision. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.




11:00: Family Fit & Fun Challenge, Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Ave. Downtown. Free one hour community event where families workout and play together to promote healthy lifestyles.




7:00: MAME, Hipp Cinema Cocktails & Classics, Downtown, One Night Only. Legendary Lucille Ball heads an all-star cast in her final feature film appearance. This screen adaptation of the Broadway musical hit Auntie Mame continues the story of the eccentric Mame who believes that "life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death." Co-starring Oscar-nominee Robert Preston. Reception begins at 6:45 p.m. Catering by Mojo. Ticket comes with a specialty cocktail.




11:00: Memorial Day Ceremony, Forest Meadows Cemetery, 3700 S.E. Hawthorne Road. In case of inclement weather, the alternate location will be Trinity United Methodist Church (4000 N.W. 53rd Ave, Gainesville). The event begins at 11 a.m., and is free and open to the public. There is often a large crowd, and it is advised to come early and bring seating.

Phew GLOBers.  That a big plate of entertainment choices for this small brain to consider.  I have an idea, let's meet somewhere this side of the rainbow and figure out a weekend plan and I will bring all the brain food you can consume fresh and ready tot enjoy . . .


Today in the GLOB!

Road Trip: Newberry, Villaggio's Pizza

Our mission to Newberry had us in search of authentic New York Style pizza. The Villaggio's  owner -- and chef -- was quick to explain there are three Villaggio's lunch specials. - READ MORE

Best hiking and trail snacks

According to this Spoon University writer carbs, protein, and calories are a hiker's best friend and you need to rebuild their loss with a mix of protein and carbohydrates. Besides, healthy fats and calories keep you full, so you don't get hungry on the trail. - READ MORE

RE: Black restaurant critics?

If the 2018 James Beard Awards are any indication, we may have made a serious turn in representation in the food world. The majority of awards went to women and people of color.  For some the wins are long-overdue recognition that offers something like hope.  - READ MORE




ODDITIES DRIVING FUTURE SNACKS: The oddity of our snacks, quick bites to eat plays out in pop culture, from Elaine Benes’s iconic popularization of muffin tops (“It’s crunchy, it’s explosive, it’s where the muffin breaks free of the pan and sort of does its own thing!”) on “Seinfeld” to Abbi Abrams of “Broad City” picking out all the rye chips from a tub of Chex Mix, pummeling them into dust and snorting them from her coffee table with a straw.




Daily GLOB ROCK MUSICFACTOID: Blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, Sonny Boy Williamson died in his sleep. Van Morrison, Aerosmith, The Who, The Animals, Yardbirds and Moody Blues all covered his songs. According to the Led Zeppelin biography Hammer of the Gods, touring the UK in the 60s, Sonny Boy set his hotel room on fire while trying to cook a rabbit in a coffee percolator.




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.

Talking about beautiful GLOBers did you check out the Over The Raindow link above?  Be sure to get to the end where the Hawaii nation is recognizing Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole.  Have a have a fabulous Friday lunch, a wonderful weekend and if you see the GLOB Master out and about be sure to say hello.  If I miss you this holiday weekend I will see ya right here Tuesday morning!

Mike Sanford, GLOB Editor

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