Gainesville Grits: A Love Story

Known as a simple breakfast staple, grits have made a comeback and are not leaving any time soon. Whether they’re served up with butter, cheese, tomato gravy or shrimp, the possibilities are endless. Grits have always had a spot on southern tables, I mean is there anything more southern than a bowl of steaming hot, …

A Checklist For Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Midtown

Chances are you are already wearing green in preparation of St. Patrick’s Day this Friday. If you do not consider yourself a celebrator of this ironically American-obsessed holiday, then you are free to stop reading. As for the rest (and the majority) of Gainesville, we have prepared for you an exhaustive checklist of how to …

Grub’s Guide to Delicious & Local Homemade Breakfast Spreads

Creeping above the horizon, the sun isn’t the only thing that may wake you in the morning. Often, it’s the painful grumblings of a stomach telling you it’s time for breakfast, and no breakfast is complete without toppings! From jams to jellies and  gravies to butters, breakfast loves it’s spreads, and Gainesville offers a variety of …

Pulled Pork and Egg Breakfast Toast with Chimichurri Mayo

You’re probably questioning this right now, thinking ‘pull pork is only for breakfast! How could such a combination be made?’. To that I’ll say how DARE you question the taste bud gods. Give this a shot and you’ll never commit such blasphemy again. MAKES: 4 toasts YOU’LL NEED: For the chimichurri-mayo 1/2 cup olive oil …

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 …

Sticky Ribs: 3 Gainesville Joints that Give Oatmeal a New Meaning

Despite common thought, you don’t have to own dentures to enjoy a bowl of oatmeal. This nutrient-packed meal has been pushed aside by Eggs Benedict, donuts and chocolate chip pancakes for generations, but now it is on the rise. I guess the world finally discovered what one-too-many donuts can do to the body. Oatmeal is …

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 …

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 …

Three Things You Didn’t Know About Daily Green

Tucked away at 436 SE 2nd St. in downtown Gainesville, Daily Green is a cozy spot known for its quick, delicious and genuinely healthy food options. When you step into the little green and yellow building for lunch, all you can think about is a savory cheddar waffle cone stuffed with colorful greens. But as …

Four New Ways to Satisfy Your Egg Craving

What came first, the chicken or the egg? I don’t think the world will ever truly know, but here’s one thing I do know: eggs deserve their own food group. Eggs are the most crucial element in any dessert, a good ‘ole Italian style meatball and heck, even fried chicken. But forget all that. Here’s …