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August 20, 2017

The prodigal pizza son returns. Ameraucana Wood Fire, the once popular sourdough wood-fired pizza food truck, has been reborn as a brick and mortar restaurant now called Ameraucana Pizzeria. Their location at 2410 NW 43rd Street previously housed Cairo Grille, Tasty Bu...

April 17, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: Gainesville's prodigal pizza son is returning. Ameraucana Pizzeria has signed a lease at 2410 NW 43rd Street, in the building that most recently housed Cairo Grill and Tasty Buddha prior. This will end a long absence after the demise of their original fo...

October 11, 2016

V Pizza is the latest Jacksonville restaurant to invade Gainesville, opening in the former Vello’s (no relation) downtown. If you’re not familiar, it’s beneath the Hampton Inn at 115 SE 1st Avenue. With it, comes one of the few true wood-fired pizza options in town, al...

July 8, 2016

I want to love Fresco Pizza & Pasta​ so badly. I’ve been here a number of times, hoping that a visit would just win me over. Not only because of its proximity to my home, and being located in the quaint and always lovely Haile Village Center, but because it’s an absolu...

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 2, 2015

Synergy amongst businesses isn't just a buzzword, it's a beautiful thing. Such is the case with the new pizzas at Cymply Fresh. Pizza consulting and the starter for their naturally leavened sourdough crust was provided by Ameraucana Wood Fire, and there's a pizza made...

April 1, 2015



Just a little bit outside of town is one of the best pizza joints in the country. Their eclectic décor, family friendly environment, and cheesy pizzas have kept them in business for many years. It’s a bit of a trek for most people, but the trip is worth it for one of...

July 3, 2014

AMERICA! YEAH! Celebrate America this weekend with tasty food, lots of booze, and lots of high powered explosives. What’s going on this glorious weekend of red, white, and blue? This is a very special Ken Eats America edition of THE NEWS!

-Still trying to figure out...

November 3, 2013


Ameraucana is now parked in a semi-permanent location downtown at 720 SE 2nd Street and is open from Wednesday through Saturday from 6 to 10 PM.


Ameraucana Wood Fire embodies what a true food truck is all about. These mobile eateries serve as a platform for yo...

August 5, 2013

Years ago, there were plenty of choices for Italian food in Gainesville. I'm not talking about pizza joints like Big Lou’s, or pseudo-fast food like Bella Donna’s, but actual sit-down establishments that aren't named Olive Garden or Carrabba's. I'd rather eat Prego sau...

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