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Bear Bites: Polly’s La Mesa

Bear Bites: Polly’s La Mesa

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

October 14, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Bear Bites

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 of the tables are filled with the elderly and local police officers. The TV in the corner is an...

Bear Bites: Lee and Eddie’s Barbecue

Bear Bites: Lee and Eddie’s Barbecue

Nick Wooten, Managing Editor

September 28, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Bear Bites

Beyond the doors of 484 Second St., something unusual is happening-- even by Macon’s standards. On one side of the shop, gloves and seats hang from wall hooks. The aluminum spokes, frames and rubber tires rest upright. But in the window, the racks of ribs spin for all of Second Street to see....

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, 2015


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, 2015


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....

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Bear Bites, Breaking, Business, Campus, City, News

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...

Bear Bites: Parish on Cherry

Bear Bites: Parish on Cherry

August 13, 2015


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...

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Bear Bites, Showcase

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.”

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Bear Bites: Taki

Bear Bites: Taki

April 19, 2015


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, 2015


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...

Tokyo Alley: 'Hidden gem' of Mulberry Street Lane

Tokyo Alley: 'Hidden gem' of Mulberry Street Lane

Parker Van Riper

February 28, 2015


Filed under Bear Bites, News

Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Macon sits one of its hidden gems, Tokyo Alley.  Sitting in “The Alley,” otherwise known as Mulberry Street Lane, is a restaurant that features Japanese and Thai Cuisine.  Established in 1992, it won the Foodie Award for “Best Asian” in 2008 and 2...

Bear Bites: Dawson's Kitchen

Bear Bites: Dawson's Kitchen

Nicholas Wooten

November 13, 2014


Filed under Bear Bites, City, News

Dawson’s Kitchen at Milltown Market is a small, charming soul food establishment located in Payne City, the small milltown encircled by Macon. While I was reviewing H&H last week, a customer sitting at the table next to said that Dawson’s Kitchen was the better restaurant. Naturally, I wanted...

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