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...

March 20, 2016


Boss Subs recently opened next to Home Depot on Tower Road, in the site of the former Sub Stop Café at 7249 NW 4th Blvd. There has been a ton of buzz on the place, including quite a bit of drama brewing on the Gainesville Word of Mouth Facebook page. Mostly due to the...

February 2, 2016

 There are certain gems in town that you selfishly want to keep to yourself, but at some point...people should know. While it’s definitely not a secret to locals, it’s too easy for students and new residents to miss The Bagel Bakery at 4113 NW 16th Blvd. It wouldn’t be...

January 24, 2016

Remember Shila BBQ? The much-maligned Korean BBQ restaurant that I found was a complete copy of a California restaurant without their permission? You know, the one with the ridiculous dining time limits, unsanitary practices, and the ones known for using non-food grade...

December 16, 2015


I love LEJ Pretzel Company. I’ve loved them ever since I wandered into First Magnitude Brewing Company one day and saw them set up out front. Their beautiful pretzels, glistening in a coat of butter, hanging from their display enticed me. Then I tried one and I was ho...

November 2, 2015

 Saboré​ recently unveiled their brunch menu and this past weekend, I finally had the chance to pop in and give it a try. Chef Valero spent months developing this menu of roughly twenty dishes, and it’s every bit the decadent and rich items that you’d come to expect of...

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...

September 29, 2015


Taste Pho & Noodle House recently opened in the University Town Center where Earth Fare, Midnight Cookies, and Discount Tire are located. It occupies the small space where Fresco Neighborhood Italian once occupied. While the food is very similar to the original Taste...

August 29, 2015


Public & General recently opened up in the former Brew Spot Café location at 1000 NE 16th Avenue, and really transformed what was a bizarre business in an already-odd location. The old dingy fluorescent classroom is now a rustic u-shaped wooden bar, with chalkboard me...

August 12, 2015

 Earth Fare Market (located at 3045 SW 34th Street – behind Carrabba’s) officially opens its doors to the public tomorrow, August 12th at 7 AM. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of the latest addition to Gainesville’s stellar groceries, and came away very impresse...

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