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Bear Bites: Sabor Latino Mexican Restaurant

Bear Bites: Sabor Latino Mexican Restaurant

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Showcase

In the last Bear Bites, I covered a new taqueria downtown that featured impressive authentic street-style tacos. When I read on this restaurant’s website that their recipes had been authenticated by master chefs in the U.S. and Mexico, I had to take a quick five-minute drive up Riverside to try it. ...

Bear Bites: La Bella Morelia

Bear Bites: La Bella Morelia

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle

Walking down MLK Jr Boulevard, one could easily miss this unassuming restaurant if not for the fake cactus beside the door. From the outside, La Bella Morelia does not appear to be an entrance into the world of authentic mexican cuisine. However, when I walked into La Bella I could see its true charac...

Bear Bites: Brasserie Circa

Bear Bites: Brasserie Circa

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Showcase

Just when I begin to think that I have heard of every restaurant in Macon, I am surprised to find that there still are plenty of places that simply fly under my radar. Brasserie Circa was one of those. Owned by the same restaurant group which owns Macon staples such as Bearfoot Tavern and the Tic Toc...

Bear Bites: Wing N Burger Factory

Bear Bites: Wing N Burger Factory

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

April 12, 2017


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Showcase

“It was very laid back, which you can appreciate if you just want some cheap wings to-go," Matthew Boldon said.

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Bear Bites: Sang’s Thai Isaan Restaurant

Bear Bites: Sang’s Thai Isaan Restaurant

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

March 28, 2017


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Showcase

"Probably tied with the chicken for the best part of the night, we tried both the Thai tea and Thai coffee at the end of our meal. They were sweet and refreshing ways to finish the meal."

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Bear Bites: Ocmulgee Brewpub

Bear Bites: Ocmulgee Brewpub

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

February 27, 2017


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle

Downtown Macon is home to some classic local favorites that serve burgers and other American food, so do they really need another burger place? This is the question I asked myself as I entered the Ocmulgee Brewpub located on 2nd Street right next to Bearfoot Tavern, which is an already established place...

Bear Bites: LaDDa Bistro

Bear Bites: LaDDa Bistro

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

February 20, 2017


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Showcase

Self-proclaimed as “the next best trend to hit downtown Macon,” LaDDa Bistro on Cherry Street breaks outside the normal barriers of Asian food, offering a huge menu full of both Thai dishes and Southern specialties.

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Bear Bites: Ingleside Village Pizza

Bear Bites: Ingleside Village Pizza

Marianna Bacallao, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Showcase

"It honest-to-god looks like the set of an ISpy Book, if the theme was 'inside the mind of an indie filmmaker.'"

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Bear Bites: Fish N’ Pig

Bear Bites: Fish N’ Pig

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016


Filed under Bear Bites

Near the shores of Lake Tobesofkee sits a restaurant made through the combined effort of two Macon staples: Jim Shaw’s Seafood Restaurant and Scatterfield BBQ. I guess the name just made sense — Fish N’ Pig. The eatery is just a 15-minute trip down Mercer University Drive, plus a couple of turns. ...

Bear Bites: Bluetick Mercantile Co.

Bear Bites: Bluetick Mercantile Co.

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

November 17, 2016


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Showcase

Normally, I don’t feel the need to travel outside the circle of great food selections in the city of Macon, but when I heard about a newly-opened European style cafe serving up farm to table soups, salads and sandwiches, I had to drive a little extra to see what this place was all about. Visitin...

Bear Bites: Tropical Flava

Bear Bites: Tropical Flava

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Showcase

Tropical Flava might sound like some curbside snowcone stand, but don’t let the name fool you; Tropical Flava is an authentic Jamaican restaurant serving an array of Caribbean food as good as it gets. Located on the corner of Ingleside and Corbin Avenues, it is an experience well worth the seven minute dri...

Bear Bites on the map

Bear Bites on the map

Sarah Pounds, Online Editor

October 30, 2016


Filed under Bear Bites, Multimedia

Looking for a new restaurant to try? The Cluster has done the taste tests for you -- and we have all the juicy details. Explore Macon's local restaurants through the map below as well as our Bear Bites column. ...

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