The Best Pregame in Gainesville: Downtown Appetizers Edition

The only way to pregame a night in the ‘Ville is to head downtown. And no, I don’t mean Tall Paul’s or Palominos; I’m talking appetizers. A step downtown is a step into an alternate universe. There are musicians playing on every street corner, murals that cover entire buildings and last but certainly not least, …

A Chef’s Guide to Cooking Healthier at Home: Daily Green Edition

“You are what you eat,” said Edward Cromer, the head chef at Daily Green. Eating healthy and maintaining a balanced diet is key to a quality lifestyle. Cromer is a big believer in treating your body well through feeding it well. “Eating healthy and exercising regularly can add 40 years onto your lifespan,” he said. …

A Bacon Lover’s Guide to The Best Bacon in The ‘Ville

We’ve all been left beggin’ for bacon since our first encounter with the savory strips. After a lifelong struggle to resist, we’re all left wondering what it is that makes bacon so alluring? First and foremost, the pork belly is key. Look for something that has a good fat-meat ratio of about 3:1. Next is …

How to Have an Absolutely Delicious Vegetarian Thanksgiving

On a day that emphasizes indulgence to the point of a belly ache, vegetarians are often the odd ones out. Instead of hearing your aunts exasperated sigh and “I think those mashed potatoes are vegetarian,” try these filling and hearty options. You’re sure to be more satisfied with these recipes than the average green-bean casserole …

‘Tis The Season: 3 Fall-Inspired Coffee Drinks to Try in Gainesville

The season of Pumpkin Spice Latte’s is upon us. Even though it only gets cooler by 5 degrees, Floridians love rejoicing in Fall. Grub is here to keep you from being basic with 3 fall favorites that are sure to satisfy your daily cup of joe requirement. Instead of getting your usual iced coffee with …

The Old-Fashioned Bubbly: Where to Find Homemade Soda in Gainesville

If there was one beverage that was fun to drink as a kid, it was the carbonated concoction known to most as soda (Pop for weirdo’s). It was the refreshment that was always stored in the ice cooler at big family gatherings along with the beer, so you always felt pretty cool reaching in to …

Gainesville’s Ode to the Humble Toast

Dry and bland, traditional forms of toast are  nothing to boast about. We’ve all tried to reuse that stale bread in the cupboard by warming it till it’s black and drowning it in jam for a quick pairing with an unequivocally favorable dish. Thanks to the trends of the time, toast has been redeemed from …

Everything You Need to Know About In-Season Fall Vegetables

There are certain veggies that are just classically “Fall”. How could we get through these cooler months of autumn without consuming pumpkin spice-infused foods? In addition to the infamous pumpkin, fall is the prime season for several other delicious veggies that have incredible health benefits and can be effortlessly incorporated into any meal. Hogtown Homegrown, …

Brunch: Why You Should Just Say No

Booze-fueled, Hollandaise sauce-drenched and forever labeled as “basic,” this meal is the latest symbol of white, millennial-privilege and American gluttony. “Brunch menus are an open invitation to the cost-conscious chef, a dumping ground for the odd bits left over from Friday and Saturday nights,” said Anthony Bourdain, world-renowned chef and tv personality, in an excerpt …

Juices: Cold Versus Fresh-Pressed

Getting people to eat their fruits and veggies remains a challenge. Even in adulthood. Enter: the juicing craze. There are two options available for anyone who wants to try a refreshing and healthy juice. Cold-pressed and fresh-pressed. The differences between the two involve production methods, convenience and health benefits. Although making both cold-pressed and fresh-pressed …