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Custard Cup drive-through

Suprisingly, I hadn't ever utilized the Jarling's Custard Cub drive-through. Today, I tried it — and I am happy to report it is painless. There are two sets of menus so that multiple cars can see what they want to eat before pulling up to the window. The staff was friendly. There was no minimum for a debit card, but a $10 minimum for credit. We ordered a single scoop of vanilla ice cream in a waffle cone. It was about $2. We went about 4 p.m. on a Saturday and spent about seven minutes total. The ice cream was tasty and worth the two bucks. They're open until 10 p.m. tonight.

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Local artists to beautify your MTD ride

Although the scenery of C-U is gorgeous in and of itself, 40 North, MTD, and Dixon Graphics have banded together to beautify your ride.  The interior overhead panels are going to be filled with reproductions of local artists' works and will change each quarter.  

40 North | 88 West announced the winning artists today: 

Featured August 1 – October 31, 2015
Ralph Roether ­– The Wedding Present, acrylic on wood (pictured below)
Robert Marohn – Crystal Girl, digital illustration
Jason Kohlmann – Now and Then, digital photography
Alexander Stamper – Stain Bird, digital rendering (pictured above)

Featured November 1 – January 31, 2016
Charles Wisseman – Bodhi Leaves, cyanotype on cloth
Heather Dent – Summer, cut paper illustration
Ellie Pinzarrone – Fra Lippi Redux, embroidery, beads, & pen on linen
Michael O. Thomas – Reflections of a Dancer, oil on panel

All of the winning artworks can be seen at 40north.org

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Bernie Sanders Skypes C-U

Bernie Sanders gave a speech tonight over the internet to thousands of people throughout the country gathered in homes, community centers, and C-U's Fluid Event Center. Sanders fans gathered in the hall, slapped on a name tag, grabbed some snacks and a beer and waited for Bernie to come on the projector. When he did, people clapped. "We are sick and tired of..." Sanders repeated throughout the speech. Sick and tired of the minority killings, uneven distribution of wealth, and so on. The crowd was enthusiastic and the venue, drinks, and food were actually enjoyable (not something I have said in the past about the Fluid Event Center). Check out some of the photos I took. 

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Sakanaya has your lunch

Now is the perfect time to visit campus for eating. There are fewer students, which means shorter wait times and available metered parking spots around Green Street. 

If I'm choosing a Campustown eatery, I'm choosing Sakanaya. It's delicious. Here's the proof:

tonkotsu ramen, $12

small order chicken wings, half soy garlic, half plain $8

vegetable sushi (avocado, asparagus, cucumber), $10

Sakanaya is located at 403 East Green Street (Green and 4th), and is open for lunch Monday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Grab some local art from Around the Block

Giertz Gallery at Parkland University has made it known that most of the works displayed at their current exhibition, Around the Block are for sale. Gallery monitors have price sheets, just ask if something catches your eye and would look good above your couch. While many businesses in town are proud to display and sell local artists' work, it's always good to have one more venue, especially one designed and dedicated to displaying artwork.  

The show runs through August 6th, so there's no pressure to make a snap decision. The gallery's hours are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.  

image: Suzanne Keith Loechl, Residential II, 24" x 36", oil on panel, 2014

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Prosperity Gardens “pay what you can” mini farmers’ market

Prosperity Gardens is parked outside of Francis Nelson health center at 819 Bloomington Rd. every Wednesday from 2:30 to 5 p.m. with their home grown produce. The cost of produce? It is whatever you can pay. Today they have cucumbers, cabbage, greens, kale, and some jalapeños. This is an incredible deal! Go check them out at the corner of Bloomington and Prospect and look for the big green bus.

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Destihl has a rewards card

I love Destihl. 95% of the time I experience great service and delicious food and so I go there about once every month if not more. So, you can imagine how shocked I was to find out they had a reweards card. Here's what their website says about it:

Simply stated, for every 500 points earned you will receive a $25 Comp reward. 
After every 500 points, your card goes back to zero and you are on your way to earning another $25 Comp reward. Of course, any rewards you have earned on the previous program will still be available for redemption on your card.  Close to earning that next $25 reward?  Don't worry, you will still just need the same amount of points to earn it.