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...

June 10, 2016

Ok, so they're not my recipes. If it were left to me, it would be a whole lot of Fernet Branca and espresso mixed together, and subsequently a lot of very unhappy readers. No, these recipes come from the venerable TJ Palmieri formerly of 2nd Street Speakeasy fame and c...

May 26, 2016


I recently started thinking about how to bring more awareness to people making a positive difference in our food scene, who may not get the coverage and fanfare of the usual establishments. Beyond just restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and breweries, there are some rea...

April 11, 2016

A number of readers have asked me to talk more about vegan and vegetarian friendly restaurants. Admittedly, not being a vegan, I'm not usually conscious of these things beyond the choices at Root & Pecker, Southern Charm Kitchen, and The Top. That's why I've asked Darc...

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...

June 14, 2015

Here's my pick for my six favorite Gainesville bars. I know there are plenty of choices in town, but these are the six that I frequent and enjoy the most. Notably absent from this list are restaurants as I only included establishments that do not serve food. So with ap...

April 25, 2015

What cheesesteaks are to Philadelphia is what fast-food burgers are to Gainesville. Ok, that’s an exaggeration, those guys are nuts about their sliced beef hoagies, but we like burgers here. While they debate over Pat’s or Geno’s, we’re debating over Mac’s, Bev’s, or S...

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