March 10, 2018

There are quite a few breakfast and brunch offerings in town, but these are some of my personal favorites. That’s not to say these are the best, and don’t be offended if your favorite spot isn’t on my list, these are just the ones that I visit. I hope you find this use...

November 28, 2017

Remember the old Karol & Bill’s over on 16th Street? For many years, the mom and pop team of Karol and Bill would respectively serve and cook for their patrons, making breakfast and lunch for the neighborhood. Karol and Bill retired several years ago, and it seems the...

September 15, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: Maple Street Biscuit Company will be opening a 2nd location in Town of Tioga on the west side of Gainesville, giving residents in the area another much needed breakfast option. The popular biscuit-centric restaurant has quite the following at the Butler...

May 1, 2016

 As evident by my love for Crane Ramen and Ameraucana Wood Fire (RIP, never forget), it’s no secret I’m particularly fond of restaurants that do one thing and do one thing very very well. So if you follow me on Instagram and noticed the barrage of biscuit sandwiches, y...

December 8, 2015



The good news keeps on coming and I'm happy to help break the news with Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group once again. The Jacksonvillians continue to invade Gainesville! Maple Street Biscuit Company has officially signed on to open a spot in Butler Plaza next...

October 20, 2015


Metro Diner recently opened up at 2132 SW 34th Street in the Winn-Dixie plaza.

Hailing from our neighbors in Jacksonville, where they’ve racked up multiple awards for best breakfast, they marched into Gainesville with some serious balls. See, they decided to open up t...

July 30, 2015

*Updated 5/17/2016*

So your parents just left you here, you’re either rooming with your best friend or with some person you haven’t quite figured out yet, and classes are quickly approaching. About the only sure thing that will happen at this point are the inevitable tr...

March 3, 2015

Nestled in an old shopping plaza, away from the usual student haunts and just north of downtown is the Plaza Coffee Shop, also known as Karol & Bill’s. Located at 207 NE 16th Avenue, I’ve lived in Gainesville for ten fricking years now, and I only recently heard about...

July 7, 2014


There are few restaurants in this town that truly embody the “Eat Local” mantra more than Leonardo’s 706 (located at 706 West University Avenue). They’ve been in Gainesville for over 30 years, locally owned, source their produce locally from Swallow Tail Farms, and...

June 17, 2014

The last time I reviewed a restaurant in Alachua (Jake’s Bistro), the owner decided to throw me out because we didn’t enjoy his terrible food. This time, I’ve decided to talk about a better experience; Brown’s Country Buffet. This little local favorite on 441 just east...

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