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Bear Bites: Four road trip worthy restaurants near Macon

Bear Bites: Four road trip worthy restaurants near Macon

Will Darragh

March 14, 2019


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle

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

Bear Bites: Amici – Another Good Pizza Place for Macon

Will Darragh

February 28, 2019


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle

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

Bear Bites: Le Pho Brings Fresh Vietnamese Flavors to Macon

Will Darragh

February 12, 2019


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Showcase

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: Famous Mike’s

Bear Bites: Famous Mike’s

Will Darragh

November 27, 2018


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle

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

Bear Bites: Tommy’s Bakery and Cafe

Will Darragh

November 14, 2018


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle

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: 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...

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