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Bear Bites: Ingleside Village Pizza

Bear Bites: Ingleside Village Pizza

Marianna Bacallao, Staff Writer
February 3, 2017
Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Showcase

"It honest-to-god looks like the set of an ISpy Book, if the theme was 'inside the mind of an indie filmmaker.'"

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Bear Bites: Fish N’ Pig

Bear Bites: Fish N’ Pig

Will Darragh, Staff Writer
December 14, 2016
Filed under Bear Bites

Near the shores of Lake Tobesofkee sits a restaurant made through the combined effort of two Macon staples: Jim Shaw’s Seafood Restaurant and Scatterfield BBQ. I guess the name just made sense — Fish N’ Pig. The eatery is just a 15-minute trip down Mercer University Drive, plus a couple of turns. ... Read more »

Bear Bites: Bluetick Mercantile Co.

Bear Bites: Bluetick Mercantile Co.

Will Darragh, Staff Writer
November 17, 2016
Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Showcase

Normally, I don’t feel the need to travel outside the circle of great food selections in the city of Macon, but when I heard about a newly-opened European style cafe serving up farm to table soups, salads and sandwiches, I had to drive a little extra to see what this place was all about. Visitin... Read more »

Bear Bites: Tropical Flava

Bear Bites: Tropical Flava

Will Darragh, Staff Writer
November 7, 2016
Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Showcase

Tropical Flava might sound like some curbside snowcone stand, but don’t let the name fool you; Tropical Flava is an authentic Jamaican restaurant serving an array of Caribbean food as good as it gets. Located on the corner of Ingleside and Corbin Avenues, it is an experience well worth the seven minute dri... Read more »

Bear Bites on the map

Bear Bites on the map

Sarah Pounds, Online Editor
October 30, 2016
Filed under Bear Bites, Multimedia

Looking for a new restaurant to try? The Cluster has done the taste tests for you -- and we have all the juicy details. Explore Macon's local restaurants through the map below as well as our Bear Bites column. ... Read more »

Bear Bites: Jim Shaw’s Seafood Grill

Bear Bites: Jim Shaw’s Seafood Grill

Will Darragh, Staff Writer
October 16, 2016
Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Showcase

Tucked in between two gravel parking lots is an inconspicuous-looking building with an old sign reading, “Jim Shaw’s Seafood Restaurant.” The inside was just what one might expect from any old seafood joint. Marianna Bacallao, another Cluster writer who came with me, described the small dining ar... Read more »

Bear Bites: Grey Goose Players Club

Bear Bites: Grey Goose Players Club

Will Darragh, Contributing Writer
October 3, 2016
Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Showcase

It’s not easy to find a restaurant that can please everyone, but Grey Goose Players Club has a menu that can satisfy anyone from the everyday chicken finger lover to an exciting flavor seeker. Just a quick 10-minute drive from Mercer’s campus, this tavern may appear to be a country club serving po... Read more »

Bear Bites: Laniers

Bear Bites: Laniers

Will Darragh, Contributing Writer
September 28, 2016
Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle

When we arrived at Laniers Saturday night at 7:30 p.m., we expected to find another crowded downtown restaurant, bustling with servers and patrons. The tale of Laniers is accurately told with what we actually found: an empty restaurant, save for a waiter and a cook watching the football game and chatting ... Read more »

Bear Bites: Kudzu Seafood Company

Bear Bites: Kudzu Seafood Company

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
September 1, 2016
Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle

While Macon may be landlocked, you can still find good seafood downtown in the form of southern coastal inspired Kudzu Seafood Company. The restaurant opened in January of 2015 and has become a lunch spot for those searching for a quick bite of fresh seafood.   The Good: Fried Crawfi... Read more »

Bear Bites: Grow

Bear Bites: Grow

Katie Atkinson, News Editor
August 28, 2016
Filed under Bear Bites

  Nestled on Riverside Drive is a culinary jewel that doesn’t disappoint. Locally sourced and served, the cuisine at Grow is a cut above. The restaurant has one simple tagline: “fresh local food,” and the owners intend to live up to that. A quick chat with owner Saralyn Harvey told ... Read more »

Bear Bites: El Camino

Bear Bites: El Camino

Nick Wooten, Managing Editor
April 28, 2016
Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Showcase

El Camino, touted as Macon’s first and only authentic taqueria and cantina, is a delightful deviation from the Moonhanger Group’s other popular establishments. The lively, tavern-esque Rookery; the farm-to-table fine-dining Dovetail; and the historic H&H have found their formidable fourth.... Read more »

Bear Bites: Roasted Cafe and Lounge

Bear Bites: Roasted Cafe and Lounge

Nick Wooten, Managing Editor
April 13, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Bear Bites

You’ll be hard pressed to find a restaurant like Roasted anywhere. The cafe, lounge and venue space serves up fresh beats, sandwiches and now, a dinner menu highlighted by Mediterranean dishes that allow Roasted to flex a variety of muscles. We wanted to do this a little differently. So,... Read more »

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