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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Foodstagram Alert: The Pros and Cons to Photographing Your Food

A phenomenon has swept social media news feeds across the globe. No, I am not talking about Kimye or Donald Trump’s latest tweet, but photos of the one thing that is always there for us. Food. People love photographing their food more than photographing themselves. Everyone loves a picture of avocado toast topped with a …

Small Plates, Big Appetites: Where to Get Tapas in Gainesville

Aah, tapas. Every sucker with some sense loves delicate plates of tapas, am I right? Honestly, half the people reading this might not even know what tapas are, so allow me to clarify. Tapas is a Spanish term that pretty much means appetizer in English. This means the choices are bountiful, as they can be served hot, …

A Look into the 7th Annual Taste of Gainesville

Sunday June 5th marked the 7th anniversary of Taste of Gainesville, a yearly event where dozens of local restaurants donate their time and culinary expertise to raise money for four local children’s charities. Held at the UF Hilton, the event was organized into 8 different color-coded rooms and around 3-5 food and drink businesses in each. From …

Why You Need to Check Out Gainesville’s Downtown Farmers Market

Ahhh…summer in Gainesville. Time for state park exploring, soaking up every outdoor night event Hogtown has to offer and eating fresh, local fare straight from the farm to your table. A couple of weeks ago, we at Gainesville Grub compiled a list of local farms that let you choose what’s ripe for the picking yourselves. If that’s …

Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Gainesville

Attention lovers of all things tequila, cerveza and queso. Cinco de Mayo is upon us. No, this is not Mexico’s Independence Day. You are getting hammered while wearing a sombrero, fake mustache and tri-colored poncho because this holiday is to celebrate the victory of the Mexican Army at the Battle of Puebla against the French. …

A Gainesville Guide to U-Pick Farms

It’s official – spring has sprung! Just kidding, we live in Florida. We dive face first into summer like the humidity-conditioned champs we are. Aside from the impending doom of July and August temperatures, and finals for the student folk, the bonus of the warmer weather means a new cycle of in-season produce. Fortunately for …