Kava Gator, Gainesville's newest kava bar, serves kava, kratom, blue lotus and other botanical substances with sedative effects in their teas and coffees.
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After years of planning and months of test trials for family and friends, the restaurant held its grand opening Aug. 11. The opening drew loyal and excited Gator fans ready to indulge in the long awaited dining experience.
After months of anticipation, legendary Head Ball Coach Steve Spurrier’s newest play off the field, Spurrier’s Gridiron Grille and Visor’s rooftop bar is ready for its kick-off opening.
Plantology joined three other food trucks at Gainesville’s vibrant Midpoint Park and Eatery on July 1. The new business offers a 100% vegan menu offering scratch-made burgers, mac bowls and loaded fries.
With mask mandates falling by the wayside as vaccine distribution increases, attendees’ noses were able to appreciate the enticing aromas of barbecue, Asian and vegan cuisine on Saturday. The Original Food Truck Rally, hosted by the High Dive, invited eight restaurants to showcase different cuisines to Gainesville locals.
T-Yummi Cafe and Vietnamese Pho Bowl joined Butler Plaza’s growing list of restaurants set to open in August. The Vietnamese shop plans to reinvent the tradition of healthy, fresh and great-tasting food.
Expected to open by the start of UF’s 2022 football season September 4, The Swamp’s new building will be located in the Innovation District at 1026 SW Second Ave. It will feature a courtyard and walkway of personalized, engraved bricks and a dedicated area for the nearly 300 bricks saved from its Midtown demolition.
Foxtail Coffee will be joining over 150 other stores and restaurants at Butler Plaza in southwest Gainesville this Fall. From drinks like cold brews and chai tea lattes, or bakery treats such as chocolate croissants and warm banana bread, Foxtail will offer Gainesville residents a wide variety of flavors.
About 15 minutes north from the University of Florida, taste buds rejoiced Sunday afternoon at the Farmer’s Moo-ket. From pickled garlic to plant-based Oreo flavored macaroons, attendees perused the variety of options vendors offered. The farmer’s market, hosted by the Critter Creek Farm Sanctuary, also had cows and pigs for attendees to pet and feed.
Sweet Dreams of Gainesville will be serving their local homemade ice cream after nearly half a year of COVID-19 pandemic closure. Known for its wacky flavors and strong community involvement, the ice cream shop plans to reopen its doors once Alachua County public schools let out for summer break in June.
Marion Senior Services is offering fresh produce to seniors with sponsorship from Florida Blue.
The new restaurant offers vegan menu items and socially distanced seating.
The restaurant sought community advice through Facebook amid setbacks.