The News 1/13/2019

We’ve got some hot news on the horizon, so I’m overdue for a news post. But first, let’s get one thing out of the way: No, I do not know when Newk’s is opening. They said December, now they say January, but who knows? I certainly do not.

-Cilantro Tacos had their last day in their original Newberry location yesterday, January 12th. They are set to open up their new location in Town of Tioga (next to Dave’s NY Deli) this Wednesday, January 16th. Their Gainesville location in the 4th Avenue Food Park is looking at opening in the coming months as well. Very cool to see how far they’ve come! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already seen a sneak peek into the Tioga location.

-The new Bento at The Standard in midtown is set to open this month as well. I’ll have a sneak peek of the new location this Friday!

-For one day only, Hurricane BTW is offering everyone 50% off everything. On January 15th, users of the Gift Certificates & More app can visit the restaurant to redeem the offer.

-Swamp Head Brewery is hosting another Pet Photoshoot Fundraiser on January 29th to benefit the Humane Society of North Central Florida. Get professional photos of your pet(s) and help raise funds for an awesome organization while also enjoy delicious beers. Fantastic. More info here:

-Embers Wood Grill will be hosting a Winemaker Dinner on January 30th from 6:30 PM to 10 PM, featuring a 5-course Tuscany-inspired dinner paired with wines from winemaker, Lorenzo Gatteschi. More information and tickets can be found at

-UF Performing Arts is hosting their annual gala on January 26th from 6:30 PM to 11 PM. It is a “Roaring Twenties” themed event with a Speakeasy-themed open bar and is fully catered by Bluewater Bay. More information and tickets can be found here:

More to come soon!

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