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Best Tallahassee (mostly) Restaurant Reviews by William Kristoph

What Should Tallahassee Eat? – The Melting Pot

Frozen Grasshopper at The Melting Pot

Guess who drank the Frozen Grasshopper and who had the Scotch?

 

The Melting Pot (Tallahassee, FL) Review

By William Kristoph

Last Sunday my wife and I headed out to a romantic evening at The Melting Pot for some fondue and relaxation. We’ve been huge fans of it for a long time, but we haven’t been able to make it there in a while. It was just as good as I remembered, and The Melting Pot even managed to improve in some areas.

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What Should Tallahassee Eat? – Gaines Street Pies

Gaines Street Pies (Tallahassee, FL) Review

By William Kristoph

A couple of weekends ago, my wife and I decided to try some pizza at Gaines Street Pies.  Ordering was quick and easy. The waitress was friendly and we had the entire place to ourselves prior to an afternoon FSU Baseball game. I went for “The Saucy Minx” and my wife thought the “McBurger” sounded great so we went halfsies on a pizza. We chatted over a couple of beverages, took a window seat, checked out the comics on the dining tables and waited a few minutes for our pizza.

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What Should Tallahassee Eat? – Midtown Caboose

Midtown Caboose (Tallahassee, FL) Review

By William Kristoph

Rain washed out our baseball plans last Sunday, but pushed us into Midtown Caboose for an early lunch. It came highly recommended by a couple of different friends in the relatively short time since it opened. My wife and I checked out the latest Well’s Bros offering in Tallahassee prior to the lunch rush and we were very pleased with our decision. The food at Midtown Caboose is great.

Parking, like is the prerequisite for all good Tallahassee restaurants, sucks. It’s tight, especially when the restaurant is busy. Be prepared to stalk a parking space for a few minutes. Inside, the restaurant definitely has that train / train station feel. The staff is friendly and seated us quickly. There are plenty of HDTVs spread out around the restaurant. The tables and chairs are spartan: steely, cold and uncomfortable. That’s all irrelevant to the food, of course. And the food is what I truly care about.

First, Midtown Caboose is not for your light lunch affairs. It’s unapologetically fried, large and high calorie. It’s perfect if you want a take home box with half of your meal. The menu is large, but my wife and I settled on an appetizer of the Peppercorn Goat Cheese. Then, she went for The Mac Daddy burger and I asked the waiter if the S’More Than Words was worth a shot. He said that he had tried it and couldn’t finish it, but it was worth a look at least once. I decided to go for it.

Peppercorn Goat Cheese
Peppercorn Goat Cheese Dip

Tangy, peppery and served with warm pita slices. The Peppercorn Goat Cheese is a creamy way to start a meal. Continue reading

What Should Tallahassee Eat? – Smallcakes

Smallcakes – A Cupcakery Review

By William Kristoph

Yesterday, I made a quick stop at Smallcakes while I was out running some errands around Tallahassee. It caught my eye a couple of weeks ago when I tried Mikey’s Grill in the same shopping center. So yesterday I thought I would stop in so my wife and I could sample some of what Smallcakes offers. Could Smallcakes (a chain) dethrone any of my local favorites?

Smallcakes Cupcakes

Smallcakes Cupcakes were fantastic! Clockwise Top Left (Chocolate, Fat Elvis, Peanut Butter Cup, Caramel Crunch)
Photo by William Kristoph using iPhone

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What Should Tallahassee Eat? – Dave’s Pizza Garage

Dave’s Pizza Garage Review (Tallahassee, FL)

By William Kristoph

Last Friday, I grabbed a quick lunch at Dave’s Pizza Garage on North Monroe Street. I’m always searching for good pizza in Tallahassee, and Dave’s was on my short list of places to try. An immediate plus for Dave’s Pizza Garage is the location, which has ample parking! Hooray! I walked in, checked out a menu briefly and placed an order with Dave himself for a small pepperoni pizza.

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