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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Oh Hey There 2014

By William Kristoph

Fifteen days in to 2014 and it’s been quite a show so far.

  • I’m still getting over a cold that I came down with on New Year’s Eve.
  • The Seminoles won the final BCS National Championship game in thrilling fashion.
  • My son was sick for a week with the cold that I gave to him (boo Daddy!)
  • My wife somehow avoids getting sick, ever. It’s amazing. I think I’ve seen her with 1 cold in 7 years.
  • I gave my cold to my parents, who ALSO got over it before I did.
  • I tried to order a blue New York Mets jersey (road) and hilarity with MLB Customer Service continues after they messed up the sleeve.

So for now, posting is slow. It’s not the start to 2014 that I had hoped. However, some new recipes and posts are on their way soon. FSU Baseball season is a mere 30 days away and the Mets start March 31. Tallahassee spring has a way of rejuvenating me every year. I’m ready for it already!

 

Pro Football Cookbook – Beer Pastrami Reuben Sandwich

By William Kristoph

Joshua Guiher (@collegiatestdms) was kind enough to send me a copy of “Pro Football Cookbook: Recipes for Home or the Tailgate,” a cookbook that features some of his recipes.  The book is well-done. Every dish has a beautiful photograph. No dish is overly complicated (it needs to be able to be made in a parking lot) and each one reflects the style of a particular city. I can’t say enough good things about the format.  I love Twitter, especially when it provides a nice surprise like this one.

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What Should Tallahassee Eat? – Mikey’s Grill

Mikey’s Grill (Tallahassee, FL) Review

Mikey's Grill Tallahassee, FL

Spartan decor is the way of Mikey’s Grill in Tallahassee, FL. There’s nothing to distract you from the burger.

By William Kristoph

Thanks to a tweet about hamburgers, I worked up a craving for the delicious slab of meat known as a cheeseburger. The sign on Apalachee Parkway called me for weeks, so I finally stopped in to try the recently opened Mikey’s Grill. Mikey’s is located next to Chipotle in the same shopping center as World Market and Best Buy. And thanks to that, there’s ample parking at a local burger place! It’s a minor miracle!

Mikey’s decorating takes Spartan to a new level. Chairs, tables, metal and a bit of wood is Mikey’s Grill style of choice. Plastic baskets and utensils with Styrofoam cups make for an easy cleanup. Mikey’s is large, with plenty of lunch rush seating and an excellent ordering process from the burger window, to the condiments and toppings bar and finally the cashier. It’s quick and to the point, like all good fast food burgers.

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