Good Times Motel and Marina Now Open at Steinhatchee

The next time you visit Steinhatchee, be sure to take a look at the latest addition to the marina/motel/restaurant scene there.  The Good Times Motel and Marina has opened in the same location as the old Gulfstream Marina, on the Jena side of the river.  The facility offers 25 motel rooms (some recently remodeled!), dockage, …

Eat Well at O’Neals Country Buffet in Madison

If you’re looking for some good home cooking, then look no further than O’Neals Country Buffet in Madison, Florida.  Located just outside of downtown Madison, the faded sign for O’Neals is easy to miss, however, the always crowded parking lot is not.  Everything on the buffet is cooked fresh daily, and the price can’t be …

Get a Sweet Taste of New Orleans at Big Easy Snowballs

Tallahassee’s dining scene is known for farm-fresh produce and time-honored spots where power brokers dine. But it’s also one of the only places outside of the Big Easy where you can enjoy an authentic New Orleans snowball. Take what you know about snow cones and toss it out: A snowball is a super-fine shaved ice …

Fresh Local Fare at Tupelo’s in Monticello

Locavores will delight in the menu at Tupelo’s Bakery and Cafe in Monticello’s charming downtown. The blackboard announcing the daily specials encourages diners to “slow down, talk with friends and eat well,” which is exactly what you’ll want to do when you sit down in front of a plate of Tupelo’s goodies. Fresh-baked bread and …

Gulf-side Dining at Roy’s in Steinhatchee

Theres nothing quite like a filling stick-to-your-ribs meal after a hard day of scalloping in the gulf.  For those scalloping out of steinhatchee, Roys is the perfect place to go.  While it isn’t exactly health food (everything on the menu is served up fried unless you specify otherwise) everything on the menu is fresh and …

Eat At The Jones Eastside Eatery in Gainesville

Located on the Eastside of Gainesville in a small roadside shopping strip, The Jones Eastside is a great restaurant that is open from 8am – 10pm every day.  They source locally whenever possible, and some of the ingredients in the specials are actually grown by the chefs!  The Jones has a great vegetarian and vegan …

Gainesville’s “Top” Restaurant: The Top in Downtown Gainesville

If you’re looking for a great meal in downtown Gainesville, The Top is one of the best places to go.  The menu has plenty of options for anyone.  The menu has something for everyone, including a great selection for vegans and vegetarians.  The ingredients are sourced locally whenever possible, and the sweet potato fries dipped …

Boiled Peanuts at Maria’s Dixie Nut House in Oldtown

Located at the intersection of US 19 and 55A, the owners of Maria’s Dixie Nut house have been serving up boiled peanuts for 34 years.  They started at a roadside stand and eventually moved into the building you see today.  They have green peanuts from May-October, and they get them from local sources whenever possible.  The Jumbo peanuts …