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Uppercrust Productions – Gainesville

Uppercrust Productions – Gainesville

We are entirely unapologetic for our gushing praise of Uppercrust baked goods.  This small shop in the Fresh Market Plaza carries a lovely assortment of wines, pastas, olive oils and other gourmet goods, but it’s the baked goods that we dream about. There are two items in particular that we’re pretty sure make the world … Continue reading

Kay Bros. BBQ – Gainesville

Kay Bros. BBQ – Gainesville

On a recent trip to Gainesville we stumbled across Kay Bros. BBQ on University Ave., directly across from UF.  Given its prized location, meaning its proximity to The Swamp, it was no surprise that the atmosphere here is all Gator. The space, which we vaguely remember housing a short-lived coffee shop, has been nicely transformed … Continue reading

Leonardo’s 706 – Gainesville

Leonardo’s 706 – Gainesville

We hadn’t been to Leonardo’s 706 for a while, certainly not since they’d done a partial renovation and created the Jazz Room.  Initially we were seated in the non-renovated section at arguably the worst table in the house, but a quick request to change tables was happily granted and as soon as a table became … Continue reading

The Jones Eastside – Gainesville, FL

Combine a welcoming wait staff with thoughtful dishes made from extremely fresh ingredients and you have The Jones.  This small Gainesville eatery serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and satisfying vegetarians and carnivores alike is truly a hidden gem. We stopped in for lunch and found The Jones offers daily variations on their lean Buffalo Burger.  … Continue reading

Bento Café – Gainesville

Bento Café – Gainesville

Udon noodles may be the ultimate comfort food.  On a rainy day, these thick warm noodles are absolute heaven.  As far as we’re concerned when it comes to an udon dish it’s all about the noodles; which was a useful attitude during our recent visit to the ever hip and popular Bento Café.  We ordered … Continue reading

Mi Apá Latin Café – Gainesville

We’ve visited Mi Apá Latin Café several times and we have to say it’s got everything going for it.  The food is fresh, the servings are generous, the dining area is bright and colorful, the staff is helpful and friendly, and best of all, the price is right.  Given the crowds we’ve seen, we aren’t … Continue reading

Las Margaritas – Gainesville

Mex or Tex-Mex?  The menu at Las Margaritas gives nods to both camps, but the chimichanga clearly plants the flag on this side of the Rio Grande.  Sporting tequila soaked kitsch; this sizably comfortable restaurant of tiled-top tables and well-worn booths attracts diners from all walks of life. While busy for both lunch and dinner, … Continue reading