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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.

Nick Wooten, Managing Editor

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 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

All natural Angus Beef, pickled in house, thin shaved and topped with sauerkraut, 1000 Island dressing and imported swiss cheese all on Rye.

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....

Bear Bites: Parish on Cherry

Shrimp and Cajun Crawfish Pasta

August 13, 2015

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...

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