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Restaurant lunch highlights:

OTL, March 5, 2012

OTL, March 5, 2012

Free lunch redux, GLOB FAB 5, Satchel's Pizza update

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It's not quite the level of March Madness, but Gainesville's Lunch Out Blog is bringing back the GLOB's Free Lunch for Two Contest. Imagine you and your lunch partner sitting on the shaded patio of Harry's Seafood Bar & Grill enjoying a fabulous lunch and beautiful day while you are thinking, "I don't have to pay for this lunch."

That's right -- Harry's is playing Free Lunch for Two v2 with fellow GLOBers. Every other Wednesday, Gainesville's Lunch Out Blog Brain Trust will come up with a good question that GLOBers can answer to try to win two of the best lunches available in the Gainesville.

"This is exciting,' said Harry's proprieter Justin Griffin. "I can't wait to see what kind of responses Gainesville will have to some interesting question."

FYI GLOBers, The GLOB Master suggests for your prize-winning lunch, you try the Fried Oyster Sandwich, Jambalaya, or the Harry's Burger. This burger is one of the GLOB's FAB FIVE hamburger choices.

Watch for contest details this coming Wednesday.

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Speaking of the GLOB's FAB FIVE, in recognition of the Lenten season plus all GLOBer veggie lovers and wannabe veggie lovers, we're going meatless for the GLOB's FAB FIVE in March. The interesting thing is, with the closing of Book Lover's Café, there is no longer a restaurant specializing ONLY in vegetarian food in Gainesville that we know of. I hope we are wrong, but I don't think we are.

Eating meatless isn't what used to be. Thanks to an awareness of the health and environmental benefits of skipping red meat, many restaurants now offer excellent meat alternatives for lunch.

While we are on the subject, the International Offices of the GLOB has made a corporate decision to do our part to assist in being healthy by joining in the Meatless Monday initiative. It will be fun coming up with strictly vegetarian ideas and answers to that every day question, "What's for lunch?" -- on Meatless Monday.

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Last but not least, did you hear there was a fire at Satchel's Pizza last week? Fortunately, the fire was restricted to the kitchen, but unfortunately, until repairs are completed and Satchel's Pizza can re-open for business, approximately 50 people are unemployed. Unemployment compensation pays a fraction of folks' wages, so the Satchel's Pizza Employee Relief Fund was created on the IndieGoGO website.  There is an excellent 3-minute video of Satchel Raye available explaining the fire and the effort to raise money to help employees who will be living on extremely limited funds during the restaurant closure. IndieGoGo makes it easy to contribute to this honorable cause of helping out fellow Gainesvillians.  By Sunday night they had raised $25,982. According to Satchel, $26,000 dollars was the approximate amount of the Satchels Pizza payroll every two weeks.

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