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 …

Cofrin Nature Park: Get Outside in Gainesville

Located in the middle of Gainesville off of 8th avenue, just across from the Gainesville Health and Fitness Center is a 30 acre strip of land called the Cofrin Nature Park.  The park offers a 1/2 mile trail for hiking which goes through several different habitats including hardwood hammocks and seepage wetlands.  The wetlands are …

Big Bend Bound For Some Great Fishing?–Fly Into Gainesville Regional Airport

Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) is an excellent choice for visiting anglers heading to the Big Bend.  With service from Atlanta (Delta), Charlotte (USAir) and Miami (American) and a good supply of rental cars, the airport is convenient to some great fishing spots.  It’s only about an hour from Yankeetown and about an hour-and-a-half from Cedar …

There’s No Omnivore’s Dilemma at Sisters Restaurant

The Gainesville restaurant Sisters bridges the gap between meat dishes, lighter fare and vegetarian and vegan food without sacrificing taste or variety. Want the Eggs Benedict without the ham? Substitute vegan sausage.  Prefer turkey sausage to bacon with your organic eggs? No problem. If you’d prefer to splurge on the real deal, that’s easily accomplished, …

“Ti Amo” Loves Fresh Local Ingredients: Dinner and a Show!

One of the highest rated places on the restaurant scene in Gainesville, Ti Amo is located downtown about a block away from the Hippodrome Theater.  The restaurant specializes in fine dining, and the menu has a decided mediterranean twist.  Ti Amo is a somewhat pricey restaurant, with full size entrees averaging about $20.  However, for smaller …

A Taste of Natural North Florida: The Truffle Cake Company

Gainesville’s Truffle Cake Company takes the old adage about good things and small packages to new heights. The hand-crafted cake bites dipped in chocolate are not only divine, they’re packaged in a serving size that minimizes the guilt of eating something so decadent. With a super-moist, flavorful inside and a thickly chocolate-coated outside, these truffles …

Stock Up at Gainesville’s Union Street Farmers’ Market

Downtown Gainesville comes alive every Wednesday afternoon when the vendors of fresh fruit, veggies, baked goods, and snacks all show up with their wares.  Open from 4 to 7PM, the open-air market at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza (on University Avenue) attracts Gainesville residents and visitors from all walks of life.  Look for seasonal specials …

Visit the Easton-Newberry Archery Center

The Easton-Newberry Sports Complex is all about athletics, especially archery!  Indoor and outdoor archery events and tournaments are scheduled here year-round.  Participate or just come and enjoy watching other shoot.  They welcome beginners, seasoned competitors or folks just wanting to hone their archery skills.  This is a world class facility with a professional staff and …

Last Chance To See Crime Scene Insects!

The Florida Museum of Natural History’s creepy/fun exhibit “Crime Scene Insects” is closing January 17. Don’t miss a trip to the Gainesville museum to see this ghoulishly fascinating look into how insects tell the story of a crime’s where, when and how to help investigators catch the guilty party. Warning: this exhibit is seriously gross, …