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 …

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 …

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 …

Valentine’s Day: Homemade Romantic Mocktails

Not all drinks have to be alcoholic on Valentine’s Day, right? This special day is often spent with an important someone, which means you’ll probably want to remember it the next morning. The perfect way to guarantee a memorable V-day, yet keep the romantic holiday flair, is to mix up delicious mocktails at home for …

How to Celebrate Taco Tuesday Like a Local

As a less than affluent college student, I live for Taco Tuesday. Taco Tuesday is a day to celebrate the most Americanized Mexican food out there. But this fantastic day only comes once a week. So, does that mean we go to Tijuana Flats every Tuesday? No! Gainesville has several other local restaurants that offer …

National Croissant Day: Where to Find the Best Croissants in Gainesville

January 30th is the day all your flaky pastry dreams come true. It is on this day that an unknown committee of “experts” designated National Croissant Day. A croissant (/krwɑˈsɑnt/) is only one of the most popular, most loved bread pastries in the land. This pastry has a delicate flaky crust that covers its light, …

Brewing Methods to Try in Gainesville: Hot, Cold Brew and Nitro

Coffee is more than a morning beverage; for many, it’s a way of life. Especially in Gainesville, where students and professionals alike literally buzz to class and work, fueled by this caffeinated liquid. Nowadays, there are so many brewing methods available to coffee lovers, yet many don’t understand the difference between them. What the heck …

Grub’s Guide to Gainesville’s Greatest French Fries

French fries are one of America’s most widely adored fast food snacks. Sometimes, all you need are sticks of potatoes deep fried in boiling oil to put you in the right mood. Though this snack may seem simple and tends to be an overlooked side dish, Gainesville restaurants set them at high importance. When in …

Baking from Scratch: Tips from Vine Bakery

Baking is a very exact discipline. One must be meticulous when scooping measurements and mixing ingredients. Baking takes both time and patience to perfect. But, oh, is it sweet when you finally get it right. Dean Griebel, the co-owner of Vine Sourdough Bakery at 627 N Main St., has been cooking and baking in the …

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. …