Tony’s Famous Cedar Key Clam Chowder Now Available in Cans!

It’s not that I miss the 50-mile drive from Gainesville to Cedar Key to have a bowl of Tony’s Award-Winning Clam Chowder, but that’s not something I want to do on a weekly basis.  After all, Cedar Key’s a great little coastal town, with some darn good fishing and some nice little shops to visit. …

Take a Boat Tour of the Withlacoochee River at Yankeetown with Osprey Guide Services

Long-time Yankeetown fishing guide and Captain Rick LeFiles has added a very nice pontoon boat to his fleet and is now offering tours of the lower Withlacoochee River on a regular basis. Osprey Tours operates a 1-1/2 hour trip from Ike’s Old Florida Kitchen (formerly the Isaak Walton Lodge) on Riverside Drive in Yankeetown.  The …

Stay Cool in Gainesville

Summertime is almost gone in North Central Florida but Fall is on the way! We’ve got a few ideas to help you keep cool while you’re exploring Gainesville. Start your day off with a visit to the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida’s Cultural Plaza. Admission is free and it’s a …

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 …