The News 10/15/2014

In honor of this weekend’s Gator Growl, here’s a picture of me hanging out with Ludacris. He wanted a cannoli, I went with curry powder. Another busy weekend coming up chock full of unknown comedians and musical acts that haven’t been relevant in 10 years! But the food? The food is great. HERE’S THE NEWS! -Whiskey House is hosting their grand opening this Friday starting at 4 PM. Through 8 PM, it’s 10% off all whiskeys, $1 off beer, $1 off cocktails, and there’s a $3-4-5 whiskey menu. Live music by bluesman Brooks Hubbert too. It’s a cool space, check it out! -Those who are going to Gator Growl, a number of food trucks will be on hand including Ameraucana Wood Fire, Monsta Lobsta, Kona Dog, Go-Go Stuff Yourself, and Off The Griddle. Tipple’s Brews is also hosting Ameraucana tomorrow night from 5 PM to 9 PM. Come join me, I’ll be there stuffing my fat face! -A new sushi restaurant called Volcanic Sushi & Sake is moving into the former South Garden location in Haile Village. There is no time table yet on an opening date, but the restaurant is being opened by Nestor Espartero, who co-owned and was the chef at Sushi Bistro in Ocala. -Not doing Gator Growl? Swamp Head Brewery is doing another Football Friday! From 4 PM to 9 PM, there will be music and food trucks (Soup to Nuts and Backstreet Blues). -Since the Gators are probably going to suck again, drink away your sorrows. Cymply Fresh is doing bottomless mimosas this Sunday from 11 AM to 3 PM for $15. I’m probably going to need this too. -The Cedar Key Seafood Festival is also this weekend, located in…you guessed it, Cedar Key. For those who have never been, it’s about 60 miles west of Gainesville (take Archer Road west until you can’t go any further). From 9 AM to 5 PM both Saturday and Sunday, there’s going to be over 200 art exhibits and local seafood available, right by the water. There will also be a parade Saturday morning. -If you’re not going to the game this weekend, Swallowtail Farm is hosting a Farm-To-Table dinner this weekend with Teresa Callen of, Swamp Head Brewery, and Citizen’s Co-Op. Tickets are available on their website, $80 for an adult and $50 for children (under 16). -That’s it for now folks, go out and enjoy the weekend, it should be beautiful. As usual, please like, share, like some more, and tell your friends! I want to hit 10,000 “likes” before year’s end. If you choose to send me hate mail, that’s cool too. More reviews are coming your way soon!

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