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Bear Bites: Grow

Bear Bites: Grow

Katie Atkinson, News Editor
August 28
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
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
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
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
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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Bear Bites: Molly’s Red Rooster Café

Bear Bites: Molly’s Red Rooster Café

Nick Wooten, Managing Editor
December 2
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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Bear Bites: Cox Cafe

Bear Bites: Cox Cafe

Nick Wooten, Managing Editor
October 28
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
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...

Bear Bites: Harp and Bowl La Bistro

Bear Bites: Harp and Bowl La Bistro

Nick Wooten, Managing Editor
August 27
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....

Bear Bites: Parish on Cherry

Bear Bites: Parish on Cherry

August 13
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Bear Bites

Fielding a New Orleans-inspired menu beyond the charms of the French Quarter is a tall order. The city’s unique taste profile has been delicately crafted and influenced by Africans, French, Spanish and a host of others that came through the city’s ports. The recently opened Parish on Cherry offers...

Bear Bites: Taki

Bear Bites: Taki

April 19
Filed under Bear Bites, News

Taki Japanese Steakhouse provides customers with quality food in an intimate and cozy environment. We walked through the doors and were greeted by the cheerful staff. Our names were taken and we were taken to our seats shortly after. As we walked towards the table, we noticed the restaurant’s near pe...

Bear Bites: The Back Burner is 'the best meal we'd had for a long time'

Bear Bites: The Back Burner is 'the best meal we'd had for a long time'

April 6
Filed under Bear Bites

On Ingleside Avenue is one of Macon’s most interesting and less talked about eateries: The Back Burner. The restaurant is casual, yet elegant. The staff was welcoming and our server, Elliot West, knew every nook and cranny of the menu. Our meal was adventurous and amazing. Once the food started...

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