How to Have a Progressive Dinner through Downtown Gainesville

Downtown Gainesville is home to a plethora of quality restaurants. Why not hit up three in one night? Yep, one night. Known as a progressive dinner, this style of eating incorporates three meals at three different places. Starting at one and ending at the other, join us on this journey through Gainesville’s food scene and …

The Evolvement of Gatorade: What You Didn’t Know About UF’s Hit Creation

The wildly popular beverage that got started at none other than the University of Florida, Gatorade has been in the public eye for more than 50 years. It pushed through the industry after Dr. Ade decided to create a drink that hydrates at a supreme level. Looking to attribute the drink to the school that …

Farmin’ Since Age Five: John Steyer at the Union Street Farmers Market

Bradford County, Florida, is a place where time has stood still the past 150 years. For Farmer John Steyer, the owner of the humble produce stand that local residents have become accustomed to seeing at the Wednesday Union Street Farmers Market, this is the appeal. He’s been making an appearance every week since close to …

Swimming Upstream: Where to Snag the Best Salmon in Gainesville

After negotiating hundreds of miles of open water, fending off bears, strong currents, and (most)  fishing nets, the humble salmon finally meets you on your dinner plate.  These fish are known for their long-distance migrations to and from the ocean, but the migration we are most concerned about at Grub is from fork to mouth. …

Wyatt’s Coffee: Why Better Beans Matter

Wyatt’s Coffee has changed the local coffee scene. Instead of offering sugary, high-priced, frothed, mixed and blended options, they only offer black coffee. The assistant manager of Wyatt’s Coffee Colton Langsam said, “A lot of people don’t like it because it’s bitter. But after you drink it a few times you can get used to …

Why 4 Rivers Smokehouse is the Best Barbeque Restaurant in Gainesville

If you find yourself craving some good ol’ southern style barbeque, 4 Rivers Smokehouse is definitely the place to be. The meat is of quality and is cooked to perfection using methods developed by the barbeque expert himself, John Rivers. The Grub team was lucky enough to have the opportunity to sample almost everything on …

It’s National Paella Day and You HAVE to Eat at Emiliano’s Café

The day is upon us. National Paella Day falls on March 27, and we could not be more excited. Paella is one of the most popular and well-known dishes in the world. It’s almost impossible to describe the typical paella, because there are so many variations. However, some staple ingredients tend to be rice, vegetables …

Where to Find the Best Burgers in Gainesville

Plump, juicy patties enveloped in a warm bun with toppings galore? Sounds like a party to me! It’s no secret that people love burgers, despite possible health detriments, but where can they be found in our beloved Gainesville?  Dive into these dream spots and find a burger that will wipe caloric worry away. Relish Unique …

You Need to Attend a Cooking Class at The Fat Tuscan

The Fat Tuscan, located at 725 NE 1st Street in Downtown Historic Gainesville, is a restaurant, catering business and cooking classroom. Michelle Gioviti, the owner of the Fat Tuscan, has been a chef for much of her life. She opened this local Gainesville business in October 2008 and has been serving up fresh, delicious food …

Leonardo’s By the Slice: A Cheesy Goodbye & How to Make the Most of It

What does Leonardo’s By the Slice closing its iconic doors mean? Eat as much as possible. The end is near. “By the slice” has been an initiation to Gator life for over four decades, but we can only be sure of it staying open through summer 2017. The property was purchased by the University of Florida …