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Gator Glob - The Daily GLOB: Cheesecake Factory, New G'ville restaurants, Union St. Downtown Farmers Market, Meal Kits impact grocery shopping, At home bars big food trend, Rock Music Factoid

The Daily GLOB: Cheesecake Factory, New G'ville restaurants, Union St. Downtown Farmers Market, Meal Kits impact grocery shopping, At home bars big food trend, Rock Music Factoid

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Volume 9, Day 25, Wednesday, January 8, 2019

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Blue Agave is now just about the best Mexican food in the N.W. part of town. I've had take-out 3 times and last week took some European visitors and were as impressed as I (again)  Their Carnitas, moist, tender and flavorful, chile verde, aromatic and delicious, beans and rice, also held their own. I inquired where the owners were from and they cook Jalisco style, my mother's neck of the woods. So, I'll be back again and again.

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Happy Wednesday!

GLOBmaster2017Good morning GLOBers and Happy New Year!

I am ready for a better 2020. Sickness, health issues, and the death of my brother and good friend Vaughan Sharpe, PLUS my sould mate being gone for seven months made 2019 a very disappointing year. 

For 2020 I hope my brother is sitting right here next to me in the other world.  I plan to not get as sick as last year and my soul mate will return at the end of this month so I have a lot of reasons for 2020 to be a better year!



After a rare Wednesday of no Union St. Downtown Farmers Market the Market returns to Bo Diddley Plaza this week to start 2020 off with green goodness:

010820BroccoliThe market returns to the Plaza this week after the break for the holidays. A small amount of the construction has been completed, but most of the disruption from before the break still exists. So be patient and look for the vendors you usually see and most of them will be there. Just in different places for now. Broccoli ans cauliflower are in season. Multiple types and colors of Pak Choi are adding to the Asian greens. Mizuna and curly mustards are coming in. Cut flower bouquets and single stem sunflowers are readily available. Salad mix, lettuce and arugula are increasing by the week. Beans took a hit during the last cold snap, but most survived and they continue to be available. Roselle and radishes are in season. Bitter melon is available. Malabar spinach and eggplant are being harvested. Summer type squash is still available. Leeks, scallions, and Florida Sweet onions are being offered. Root crops such as ginger and turmeric are prolific. Collards continue to yield. Green, blue lacinato and red Russian kale are in season. Parsley and cilantro are accessible. Sweet potatoes and sweet potato greens are abundant. Shiitake, lions mane and oyster mushrooms are readily available. Organic cherry and plum tomatoes are in season as well as multiple varieties of greenhouse tomatoes. Micro greens are offered each week. You will also find local honey every week. Tempeh is offered each week.Cucumbers fresh and pickled are available. Peppers-both sweet and spicy- are abundant. Potatoes are available in multiple colors. Grass fed beef, pork and chicken as well as seafood are offered every Wednesday. An ever increasing variety of vegan prepared foods is also available. Fresh lemonade, ice cream, and kombucha are served each week along with a wide variety of prepared foods.

  4:00: Place to Land
  5:00: Stava Mala
  6:15: INspiration




Improv Comedy Night is tonight -  Improv Comedy Night is back again! Come out to the first show of 2020 and get ready to laugh ’til it hurts!  Don’t miss Gainesville’s MUST SEE comedy teams: Sometimes Funny, Theater Strike Force and JAAN. Gainesville’s premier Improv teams take over the Hipp Cinema tonight at 8:00.




ACLIB welcomes JW Robitaille to LAS  JW Robitaille will be at Library Headquarters Branch on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 2:30 in Meeting Room A to present her mystery novel, Romancing the Stone. In this first novel of Robitaille's Gainesville female detective mystery series, the Cory Marin Series, Detective Cory Marin is a strong woman with a complicated love life. Marin's instinct and tenacity make her investigation into the murder of a young college professor a gripping story.   JW Robitaille received an MA in English Literature from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Florida. For over thirty years, she taught English at Santa Fe College, publishing three Writer’s Resources textbooks accompanied by a CDROM.  At the same time, she also wrote fiction, usually finishing a writing project just in time for fall term to start. She has written four novels, four screenplays, and dozens of short stories.


Where is lunch today GLOBer?  It feels like I have never stopped doing this morning news feed . . .  Tell me where to meet ya and I will being all the brain food you can consume fresh and ready to enjoy . . .


Today in the GLOB!

Cheesecake Factory

Awesome building and extraordinary dessert menu makes this lunch stop special. - READ MORE

Meal Kits impact grocery shopping

According to this writer if your a wed maven you already know about the majexty of food delivery services.  Here is her chiose for one of the best - READ MORE

At home bars biggest food trend of 2020

As we head toward the New Year, more people are looking to bring restaurant experiences into their homes. According to Pinterest there was dramatic uptick in searches for “outdoor kitchen bars,” and “coffee stations,”  - READ MORE




6 new restaurants make the GLOB for 2020  - Starting the year off with a list of new restaurants seemed like the right thing to do today.  There are some interesting places worth your consideration here . . .




Daily GLOB MUSIC FACTOID: Today in 1965 an 18-year-old David Bowie recorded Can't Help Thinking About Me at Pye Studios, London, England, which was later released as a single under the name David Bowie with The Lower Third. It became the first David Bowie record to be released in the US as well as the first time the name "Bowie" appeared under the songwriters credit.




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 wonderful Wednesday lunch GLOBer.  Enjoy your afternoon and If you see the GLOB Master downtown be sure to say hello.  If I miss you today I will see ya right here tomorrow morning.

Mike Sanford, GLOB Editor

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