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Bear Bites: Burger IM offers endless combinations of specialty sliders

Burger IM lets you customize each slider from a large selection of protein options and burger styles.

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

Everybody loves a good burger. With all of the burger joints in and around Macon, it is easy to go out and grab a great burger. But what if you could get gourmet burgers delivered? Burger IM, in Bonaire, Georgia, offers specialty sliders that can be picked up, delivered or enjoyed on location, just ...

Bear Bites: Big Plates of American Favorites at Metro Diner

Metro Diner gives a creative twist to classics like the San Francisco Eggs Benedict served with avocado, ham, and tomato.

Will Darragh

March 27, 2019

Sometimes, people eat out to try foods from other cultures that they cannot make at home. Sometimes, people eat out to find tasty and healthy alternatives to cooking. Sometimes, people eat out to have a big plate of classic American comfort food. Metro Diner is a great example of classic American ea...

Bear Bites: Four road trip worthy restaurants near Macon

Bear Bites: Four road trip worthy restaurants near Macon

Will Darragh

March 14, 2019

Although there are plenty of great places to eat in Macon, the surrounding Middle Georgia area features some amazing food of its own. There are some off-the-beaten-path locations just outside Macon whose restaurants pack a punch above their weight class. Whether you are a student traveling home for...

Bear Bites: Amici – Another Good Pizza Place for Macon

Amici offers many delicious starters like the spinach artichoke dip.

Will Darragh

February 28, 2019

Those who attend Mercer football games or frequent Mercer Landing have probably noticed the bright lights strung up on the rooftop of a new pizzeria and sports bar that opened last summer. For those who have not seen it, Georgia-based franchise Amici opened up a new location at Mercer Landing to serve qual...

Bear Bites: Le Pho Brings Fresh Vietnamese Flavors to Macon

Le Pho offers many varieties of pho options.

Will Darragh

February 12, 2019

Macon has its fair share of Southern eateries and burger joints, and it also has a few spots to try food from completely different cultures. Le Pho, located on Zebulon Road, offers food entirely unlike typical American fair. Le Pho offers a variety of Vietnamese dishes, including the satisfying so...

Bear Bites: Your Pie

Your Pie lets guests create their pizza to their own tastes.

Will Darragh

January 28, 2019

Everybody loves pizza. The combination of freshly baked bread, melty cheese and savory toppings are sure to satisfy anyone’s appetite. Your Pie takes these elements and makes an individualized pizza experience that will please anyone’s palate. The Your Pie franchise uses a fast-casual model similar to Chipo...

Bear Bites: Famous Mike’s

Mike's Famous Burgers serves a variety of specialty burgers.

Will Darragh

November 27, 2018

Downtown Macon recently received yet another addition to the string of restaurants popping up on Poplar Street: Famous Mike’s. With Decadent Dessert Bar gaining popularity and Your Pie getting ready to open, Mike’s is situated in an actively growing section of downtown. Fans of Mike “Big Dog” Seekins’ old re...

Bear Bites: Tommy’s Bakery and Cafe

Tommy's Bakery is a cozy mom and pop restaurant with a quaint, homey interior. Photo provided by Will Darragh.

Will Darragh

November 14, 2018

Donuts, cheeseburgers and biscuits are all comfort foods that are warm and filling even in their simplest form. Tommy’s Bakery and Cafe takes simple foods like these and takes them to just the right level of interesting without becoming overly complicated or expensive. Tommy’s serves items like maple bacon donu...

Bear Bites: Decadent Dessert Bar

Decadent Dessert Bar offers a variety of beverages, such as the iced mocha latte pictured here and the cannoli milkshake. Photo by Peter Garcia.

Will Darragh

November 6, 2018

The only thing that can make a great meal better is a great dessert. A new fast-casual dessert place has recently opened up in downtown Macon, and it has plenty of desserts. Decadent Dessert Bar is a small franchise whose newest location is on 530 Poplar Street. Not just a bakery, Decadent offers e...

Bear Bites: J. Christopher’s

The buffalo chicken quesadilla is served with a side of black beans. Photo by Peter Garcia.

Will Darragh

October 19, 2018

J. Christopher's is a small chain based out of Atlanta with a location just off Bass Road here in Macon, Ga. Serving only breakfast and lunch, J. Christopher's strikes a unique balance between cheap diner breakfast and a pricy brunch meal. The Good: The Food Though their menu is huge, ev...

Bear Bites: Medi’s Mediterranean Fusion

The lamb and beef shawarma wrap includes tzatziki sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, and purple cabbage. Photo by Peter Garcia.

Will Darragh

October 8, 2018

When I think of food in Middle Georgia, I think about burgers and peach cobbler, not shawarma and baklava. Nonetheless, there is a relatively new restaurant in North Macon that brings a variety of Mediterranean foods as a change from typical American fare. Medi’s Mediterranean Fusion, self-describe...

Bear Bites: Cathedral Coffee

Cathedral Coffee offers several lunch combos that include a drink, sandwich, and cup of soup. Photo by Peter Garcia.

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018

With the recent grand opening of Z-Beans Coffee, which is only a walk across campus, Mercer coffee lovers have had plenty to be excited about. All of this excitement over Z-Beans overshadowed the opening of another coffee shop, which although is farther away, should still be worthy of serious atte...

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