Additional EVOs

 

While the Sprint HTC EVO, Mitsubishi Evo, Evo Pet Foods, Evo Gear, and the Compaq Evo may command the overwhelming majority of "Evo" attention, these certainly aren't the only EVOs out there.

Evo Food Starting in the area of cooking, Evo Home is a Beaverton, Oregon-based company that manufactures high-end "Presentation Cooking Equipment" and flat-top grilling appliances for indoor and outdoor gas and electric cooking use.

Evo cooking grill prices range from about $2000 for an outdoor gas grill model to nearly $6000 for an indoor gas or electric built-in kitchen model. Evo grills can be purchased from authorized dealers like BBQ Island and Home Perfect.

Another cooking-related Evo is the Extra Virgin Oven (EVO), a pizza eatery located in the Historic Park Circle of North Charleston, South Carolina. The EVO restaurant's specialty is Neapolitan pizza, and the pizzeria also serves homemade soups, salads, cured meats, and paninis from a wood-fired oven.

Charleston's EVO pizzeria isn't to be confused with another chain of Evo eateries, EVOS, that stands out in the crowded fast food market by offering a healthy alternative to the typical burger joint. Instead of deep-frying its foods, EVOS airbakes its burgers, chicken, and fries, while also offering healthy milkshakes and fruitshakes (smoothies).

Moving over to gaming, another Evo is the Evolution Championship Series, a long-running series of arcade-style fighting game tournaments. The series has been held for over a decade and brings together the best fighting gamers from around the world. This year's Evo event, EVO2010, ran from July 9th through July 11th, 2010, and was hosted at Ceasar's Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Games on the 2010 roster included Super Street Fighter 4 (PS3), Tekken 6 (PS3), Tatsunoko vs. Capcom (Wii), Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD (PS3), Marvel vs Capcom 2 (PS3), and Melty Blood (PS2). There was also a special women's invitational Street Fighter event.

Sticking with the gaming theme, another Evo is the German-style board game EVO: The Last Gasp of the Dinosaurs, which made its debut in 2001. In the EVO Board Game, Evo Food three to five players control the survival and evolution of a species of dinosaurs called Dinos.

The EVO board game's strategy is to help your Dinos evolve more quickly and successfully than other players. With each round of play a meteor moves one step closer to Earth, and when the meteor strikes the game is over.

CalTech's EVO World Wide Collaboration Network is yet another Evo. The EVO (Enabling Virtual Organizations) system is designed to "provide an improved system and a service to the LHC and other major High Energy Physics programs that fully meets the requirements for usability, quality, scalability, adaptability to a wide range of working environments, reliability and cost."

As of July, 2010, the EVO 2.0 collaboration network became the official and default version of EVO, representing the continued evolution of the collaboration service towards becoming a globally distributed dynamic system that is largely autonomous.

Finally, Evo Sports is a Houston, Texas-based racing organization that celebrates the evolution of motocross by racing with Vintage, Evolution, Decade, and Modern bikes. Evo Sports has traditionally been affiliated with the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Racing Association (AHRMRA) but has branched out in recent years.

Evo Sports runs a series of racing events each year, with the American Vet Championships scheduled for September 5th, 2010.

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