August 11, 2020

The rumor mill was swirling for a while now and it is finally confirmed. After almost 50 years in business, the legendary Leonardo's 706 has closed permanently in large part due to COVID-19. This is a monumental loss for the Gainesville food scene. Not very many restau...

July 31, 2020

Happy to have some good news to report! Patticakes is moving into the space vacated by Starbucks in Tioga Town Center adjacent to Dave's New York Deli and Cilantro Tacos. It'll be the same offerings as their current Haile Village location, but they are looking to add s...

June 6, 2020

This is going to be a short news post, but I wanted to update everyone on a few other items of note locally.

- Yesterday was National Donut Day, but Halo Potato is extending it into a weekend celebration. Today (Saturday, June 6th) AND Sunday (June 7th) they’ll have giv...

May 28, 2020

Sad to report that Civilization announced their permanent closure in a message posted to their website. The restaurant had previously decided to close down operations in mid-March shortly after the stay-at-home orders came out.

RIP to one of the best brunches in to...

May 3, 2020

As we slowly progress back to normal and enter into Phase I of the re-opening process, I’ve spoken to a dozen different establishments over the last couple days, to gauge their plans and thoughts on how to proceed. One thing I’ve been very passionate about over the las...

April 7, 2020

Here’s another update on some of the latest happenings around town. I probably will hold off on another one of these updates for a couple weeks, seeing as how things have basically remained mostly status quo. A lot of restaurants are open, so if you are wondering if yo...

March 31, 2020

Alright everyone, time to provide another update on the latest happenings. Since April is basically cancelled, lets hope this won’t last much longer beyond that and we can all return to normalcy as soon as we can. My anxiety isn’t very happy with me right now, and I’m...

March 21, 2020

Obviously with the new order from the Governor, everyone that is open is doing take-out and/or delivery service, and no more dine-in service. Most restaurants in town are still open in this capacity, with the bars obviously shut down. Though the silver lining is that w...

March 16, 2020

Alright, we’ve got some things to talk about here amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a fine line between personal safety, “flattening the curve”, and helping keep our local restaurants (and economy!) doing as best as it can given the circumstances. So please just use t...

February 27, 2020

Oh it has been a hot minute, but there’s a few tidbits to cover so I’ll make a post for you beautiful people. Let’s dive on in and cover some of the new hotness coming your way very soon. Short and sweet, here we go.

- The upcoming Spurrier’s Gridiron Grille is targetin...

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