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 …

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 …

Stoned but Skinny: 4 Low-Calorie Munchie Ideas in Gainesville

After a long day of classes, you decide to unwind with a joint and your favorite classic rock album. Cliché, yes, but we all do it from time to time. All is well until the munchies kick in and you start eating anything and everything in your kitchen. 3-day-old pizza, anyone? Instead of wasting your …

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 …

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 …

A Brief History of the Açaí Bowl

Beloved by students all over Gainesville: the açaí bowl. How did this purple-hued, frozen and deliciously refreshing pick-me-up make it’s way into the mainstream? In the 1980s, açaí fruit puree first made it’s way to large cities in Brazil from the Amazon.  We can thank Carlos Gracie, founder of Brazilian jujitsu, for that. He recognized …

A Slice of Heaven: Guide to Gainesville Pizza

Face it, you love pizza. So much so, that you’ve considered writing a thank you note to Naples, Italy for creating such a culinary masterpiece. Sometimes you get lazy and resort to eating pizza in it’s less than perfect form. ie: the generic frozen kind from the store or a pizza lunchable. We aren’t judging, …