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Bear Bites: J. Christopher’s

Bear Bites: J. Christopher’s

Will Darragh

October 19, 2018


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle

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

Bear Bites: Medi’s Mediterranean Fusion

Will Darragh

October 8, 2018


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle

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

Bear Bites: Cathedral Coffee

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle

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...

Bear Bites: I Ate All Fifteen Burgers in Macon Burger Week

Bear Bites: I Ate All Fifteen Burgers in Macon Burger Week

Will Darragh

September 4, 2018


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Macon Burger Week was an event that brought people out to local restaurants by offering specialty burgers for only $5. Fifteen different restaurants participated in the event, so there were 15 different burgers to try. I ate all 15 of the burgers in one week. It was a difficult challenge, but I was...

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: 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'

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.

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: 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...

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