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Bear Bites: Metropolis

Bear Bites: Metropolis

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor
January 28, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Bear Bites

Let me be frank: Indian cuisine is not in my gustatory wheelhouse. I come from a poor, white Southern family that fries anything that can be floured and cooks nearly every vegetable with pork. But, as with my love of sushi, my parents’ taste will not indefinitely define my own. I’ve had Indian fo...

Bear Bites: Molly’s Red Rooster Café

Bear Bites: Molly’s Red Rooster Café

Nick Wooten, Managing Editor
December 2, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Bear Bites, Business, City

Molly's Red Rooster Cafe dishes out great food with a side of southern hospitality.

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Artistic innovators show off art and gadgets at Make-End Festival

Artistic innovators show off art and gadgets at Make-End Festival

Summer Perritt and Katie Atkinson
November 19, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Galleries, Tech

The Make-End Festival  celebrates "makers" or people who create original art, craft or technology-based works at Make-End Festival at Tattnall Square Park.

Bear Bites: Ninja

Bear Bites: Ninja

November 11, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Bear Bites, City

Mulberry Street Lane is unassuming to the untrained eye. But the narrow alleyway is steeped in history. At the Downtown Grill, diners can sit at the booth where Greg Allman proposed to Cher. Somewhere over there, rock and roll star Little Richard was arrested for soliciting a male prostitute. But the...

Bear Bites: Cox Cafe

Bear Bites: Cox Cafe

Nick Wooten, Managing Editor
October 28, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Bear Bites, Reviews

I had an existential crisis at 694 Lower Poplar St. The small white brick building along that potholed road seemed like it had been pumping out collard greens and mac and cheese well before my time. But the bright red sign read “since 1996.” The cafeteria-style service, old round tables an...

Bear Bites: Polly’s La Mesa

Bear Bites: Polly’s La Mesa

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor
October 14, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Bear Bites

Polly’s La Mesa is not somewhere you’d expect a college kid to sit down and order. It’s only about two and a half miles from Mercer University, but it feels a world away and untouched by time. Most of the tables are filled with the elderly and local police officers. The TV in the corner is an...

Bear Bites: Lee and Eddie’s Barbecue

Bear Bites: Lee and Eddie’s Barbecue

Nick Wooten, Managing Editor
September 28, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Bear Bites

Beyond the doors of 484 Second St., something unusual is happening-- even by Macon’s standards. On one side of the shop, gloves and seats hang from wall hooks. The aluminum spokes, frames and rubber tires rest upright. But in the window, the racks of ribs spin for all of Second Street to see....

The not-so-smart smartwatch trend, a disappointment

The not-so-smart smartwatch trend, a disappointment

Faiz Aly, Contributing Writer
September 24, 2015
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions, Tech, Uncategorized

When the iPhone was announced back in 2007, it was a revolutionary breakthrough in the mobile market. That momentum accelerated when the iPad was announced in 2010. It became the next big thing. Today, we have smartwatches, which are being considered the most personable device. Yet, after testing va...

Bear Bites: Maggio’s Italian Grill gets almost perfect marks

Bear Bites: Maggio’s Italian Grill gets almost perfect marks

Nick Wooten, Managing Editor
September 10, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Bear Bites

When you're here, you're special. Unlike its larger Italian counterparts, the simplicity of Maggio’s is refreshing. You won't find tacky ornamental work or stereotypical prints of the Tuscan countryside. There are no frills, but Maggio's doesn't need to use cheap tricks. Any trip to this Italian gem will b...

Students to host speaking event supporting STEM nonprofit

Students to host speaking event supporting STEM nonprofit

Katie Atkinson, Contributing Writer
September 4, 2015
Filed under Campus, News, Organization Spotlight, Showcase, Tech, Uncategorized

Mercer's Entrepreneurship Engineering Education Program (MEEEP) and Robotics Club are teaming up to host a speaking event this Friday, Sept. 4 in order to raise awareness for Real I.M.P.A.C.T.  This local, non-profit organization seeks to inspire and ready young women for STEM (science, technology, engi...

Bear Bites: Harp and Bowl La Bistro

Bear Bites: Harp and Bowl La Bistro

Nick Wooten, Managing Editor
August 27, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Bear Bites

In a city known for artery-clogging and processed fried foods, Harp & Bowl La Bistro brings a different kind of spiritual vibe and tune to the “Song and Soul of the South.” Located at 520 Mulberry St. next to the iconic Jeneane’s location, the establishment opened its doors in mid-August....

Discussions to bring Jersey Mike’s Subs to Mercer Village occuring

Discussions to bring Jersey Mike’s Subs to Mercer Village occuring

Nicholas Wooten
August 19, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Bear Bites, Breaking, Business, Campus, City, News

New Jersey-based sandwich chain, Jersey Mike's Subs, may soon be on its way to Mercer Village. Jessica Brown, a manager at the Jersey Mike's Riverside Drive location in Macon, said plans haven't been finalized, but there are discussions occurring. "I haven't known long," Brown said. The planned...

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