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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. ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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....

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,...

Bear Bites: Pho Saigon

Bear Bites: Pho Saigon

Nick Wooten, Managing Editor

March 30, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Bear Bites

Any pun I can make here isn’t fit for print, so I’ll keep it simple: Pho is delicious. I’ve had few encounters with the wonderful Vietnamese noodle soup, but I’ve loved every one. The mint and basil flavors poking through the meaty broth with hints of just a little bit of sriracha and hoisin...

Bear Bites: Joy’s Home Cooking Buffet

Bear Bites: Joy’s Home Cooking Buffet

Nick Wooten, Managing Editor

March 16, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Bear Bites, Showcase

All-you-can-eat buffets exemplify everything exceptional and abhorrent about being American. The bright hotlamps, staggering variety and snot-nosed children who don’t understand the concept of tongs are ever-present working cogs in America’s most nauseating capitalistic ventures. They resul...

Bear Bites: Bearfoot Tavern

Bear Bites: Bearfoot Tavern

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

February 24, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Bear Bites

Bearfoot Tavern is back from an extensive facelift. I’m probably not the first person to say this, but it's about time. In the past, when a friend suggested a meal at Bearfoot, I felt my taste buds protest in disgust. Now, with a new menu, a new location and a pub-esque façade, the recently ...

Bear Bites: Biscuits, Burgers & More

Bear Bites: Biscuits, Burgers & More

Nick Wooten, Managing Editor

February 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Bear Bites

Justin and Nick cross the Jones County line and their taste buds are thrown into a 'wild party'

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