April 4, 2020

Opening your brick and mortar during a pandemic is a bit of a challenge, but taking additional precautions, observing social distancing, offering multiple contactless payment methods, and making really damn good bagels has made it work for Luke’s New York Bagels. If yo...

January 4, 2020

Wayward Fox is the restaurant that Gainesville has deserved for a long time now.

Having recently opened in the former Andaz location at 12 W. University Avenue, it is the passion project of Chef Steve Grimes of Crane Ramen. The “American Izakaya” cuisine here, essential...

September 29, 2019

The swell chaps over at Opus Coffee have opened their first stand-alone location, situated in the Innovation District at 800 SW 2nd Avenue. And soon, it’ll be joined by another stand-alone location in the 4th Avenue Food Park downtown (it’s going to be a really cool co...

September 12, 2019

Tinker Food Truck is some seriously indulgent, cholesterol-raising, rich food that would definitely cause Guy Fieri to appear, throw up weird hand gestures, and scream about how he found it dwelling on the streets of Flavortown; oh, and it’s delicious.

Following the mas...

August 3, 2019

I know y’all have been waiting for this one. Nine Spices Hot Pot recently opened in Gainesville at 3333 SW 34th Street, and I’ve received so many messages from people about it. This is a Florida chain with 3 other locations throughout the state, with the original locat...

May 29, 2019

From the lovely people who brought you the excellent Indian Cuisine restaurant comes the equally creatively named…Indian…Street Food. It’s just called Indian Street Food. Located at the opposite end of the plaza from its sister restaurant at 3550 SW 34th Street, this a...

February 10, 2019

Dick Mondell’s Burgers & Fries, a new drive-thru burger restaurant, recently opened at the beginning of December, occupying a long vacant space at 412 SW 4th Avenue. It’s very much a part of the continued revitalization of the immediate area, namely with the budding 4t...

October 2, 2018

Donuts have been the hot thing in so many major cities for years now. The Salty Donut (hi Andy and Amanda!) and Mojo Donuts in South Florida, Valkyrie Doughnuts in Orlando (hi Celine!), Voodoo Doughnuts that now has six locations, Donut Bar in San Diego, and District D...

July 4, 2018

As of November 22nd, 2019 - Arepas Milko has MOVED to 405 NW 13th Street in Gainesville. 

If you’re driving west towards Newberry and just passed Jonesville, you may have already spotted the Arepas Milko food truck parked in a dirt lot on the northwest corner...

July 1, 2018

La Cocina de Abuela (“Grandma’s Kitchen”) or quite simply known as Abuela’s, is located at 125 NW 23rd Avenue, just east of Ward’s Supermarket, in a location that has housed more restaurants in the last 10 years than I can remember. Given that other tenants of the same...

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