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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Grub’s Guide to The Best Fettuccine Alfredo

Everyone has that food crucial that they believe is crucial to their existence. One that binds together both young and old, awakens the dead from eons of slumber, and goes great with a light layer of chives and parsley on top. To me, that food is Fettuccine Alfredo. Of course it doesn’t do all of …

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 …