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Growing Pains: Changes to Dining Options Raise Questions

Growing Pains: Changes to Dining Options Raise Questions

Sophie Peel and Nicholas Wooten

September 9, 2015

Record‐breaking freshman classes continue to push the university’s dining resources to its limits. After conducting a market match survey in the spring, Mercer’s administration took the feedback they received from interviews of faculty, staffs and students to heart when adding the two new...

Bear Bites: Harp and Bowl La Bistro

Bear Bites: Harp and Bowl La Bistro

Nick Wooten, Managing Editor

August 27, 2015

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

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...

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.”

New eateries around campus: Einstein Bros. Bagels, Farmer’s Market and more

New eateries around campus: Einstein Bros. Bagels, Farmer’s Market and more

Mary Lathem, Arts and Lifestyle Editor

August 13, 2015

The Fresh Food Company surveys have come and gone, and in their wake, changes are coming to the campus dining scene. These new eating options will be available to students, faculty and staff beginning during the fall semester. The University Center’s Bear Rock Café space is transitioning...

Bear Bites: H&H Restaurant doesn't disappoint

Bear Bites: H&H Restaurant doesn't disappoint

Nicholas Wooten

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 in history and tradition, H&H restaurant is a revered place on the Macon food scene. Despite ...

Check, Please!

Check, Please!

Gene Mitchell

December 12, 2011

To all of my loyal readers, I apologize for my column’s absence over the past two months.  I am very excited to again critique restaurants to better inform Mercer’s student body about where they should (or should not) choose to dine.  To herald Check, Please! back to The Cluster I chose a restaurant locate...

Fresh Food Company overpriced

Fresh Food Company overpriced

Elizabeth Bibb

February 9, 2011

While Mercer’s Fresh Food Company is always convenient and often delicious, it is not always the most economically sound option for breakfast, lunch or supper. I know I can’t be the only person who has ever walked into the Caf, done the hopeful lap around the room, sighed and trudged over to the...

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