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Bear Bites: Cox Cafe

Cox Cafe has been serving cafeteria-style since 1996.
A down-home experience found off the beaten path
October 28, 2015

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....

Bear Bites: Polly’s La Mesa

Polly’s La Mesa was founded in 1976 and 
prides itself on its house-made salsa which it sells by the jar at the front counter. The eatery caters to a local crowd and offers large portions at fair prices. Above are their Tamales covered in a mix of cheddar cheese and white cheese. The dish is served sides of rice and beans.
October 14, 2015

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...

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

Maggio’s located at 1693 Bass Road offers up great Italian food with phenomenal service.
September 10, 2015

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...

19 must eats in Macon: H&H, Bear’s Den, The Back Burner and more

19 must eats in Macon: H&H, Bear's Den, The Back Burner and more
August 13, 2015
It may be known as the ‘Heart of Georgia’, but Macon’s culinary talents suggest it should be called “Georgia’s Kitchen.” From soul food and fusions to Caribbean delight, everyone's palate receives some attention in “The Central City.”

Bear Bites: H&H Restaurant doesn't disappoint

Fried chicken is an every day option at Macon's H&H Restaurant.
October 23, 2014

At 807 Forsyth St., sits an institution that is uniquely Macon. Here, civil rights activists and the NAACP held meetings. Members of the Allman Brothers, Molly Hatchet, and Wet Wille came to eat. Steeped...

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