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Relish Hamburgers Gainesville Review

Relish “Big Tasty Burgers” Review

My wife and I walked over to a new hamburger joint in Downtown Gainesville called Relish.  They’re a local company and actually already have a location across the street from the University of Florida, but parking in that area is nasty, so I’ve never attempted it.  A few months ago, I was excited to see [...]

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Smoke House Downtown Gainesville

Smoke House Downtown review

Checked out a new BBQ joint here in Gainesville called Smoke House Downtown.  They’re still working through their “soft opening” and have done very little marketing so far.  I chatted with the owner (Mike) and he said they want to make sure the place is running smoothly and get all the kinks out before charging [...]

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pulled pork BBQ pizza

Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom

I was in Pensacola this weekend visiting family and friends, and as I love beer and BBQ, I thought I’d share a restaurant I was introduced to:  Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom.  They have three locations with one in Mobile, AL and two in Pensacola, FL.  Since I live in Gainesville and have a handful [...]

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Shane's Rib Shack Ribs

Shane’s Rib Shack

Stopped by Shane’s Rib Shack today while visiting family in Jacksonville.  I guess I’ve been living under a rock b/c I had never heard of them before.  Turns out, they’re a massive franchise primarily in the Southeast with stores in 14 states.  Generally speaking, if I stop by a BBQ spot I’ve never tried before, [...]

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