What Should Tallahassee Eat? – BurgerFi

BurgerFi (Tallahassee, FL) Review

By William Kristoph

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I decided to try BurgerFi to see what the hype is about. A short trip over to the old Miracle Plaza with a small adventure involving trying to find a parking space (look behind the buildings) and I was ready to head in and order. Inside, I had a few minutes to look around while I waited in line. BurgerFi follows the seemingly standard upscale fast food burger joint decor. Metal, wood and the unfinished look flooring complete with music that is a bit too loud.

Yes, I’m getting old and cranky. No, it has absolutely nothing to do with the burgers.
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Blue Bell Review – Red, White and Blue Bell

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Was Red, White & Blue Bell the bomb or a bomb?

By William Kristoph

I saw a half-gallon of Red, White & Blue Bell at Publix last week and decided to give it a try. The carton and the Blue Bell website description had me thinking of the 4th of July and a childhood full of running down the ice cream truck looking for a Bomb Pop.  I fully expected Red, White & Blue Bell to surpass the Bomb Pop’s patriotic colors that make me think of fireworks, our founding fathers, Wiffleball games that last into the night, water fights, American flags and anything else that screams “America! F-Yeah!”
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Blue Bell Review – Sea Salt Caramel

By William Kristoph

I’m not a fan of salted caramel usually, but Blue Bell’s Sea Salt Caramel flavor totally won me over. I originally picked it up for my wife, but once I tried a bite of it for myself I was hooked. This is one of the best new Blue Bell flavors that I’ve tried in a long time. The vanilla ice cream is smooth and sweet and there are tons of gooey, salty caramel ribbons throughout the half-gallon container. Each scoop packs a ton of flavor, while remaining light on the tongue and smooth to eat.

Blue Bell Sea Salt Caramel is definitely worth a try the next time you’re at the grocery store.

Logos, Burgers and Social Media Blackouts Ending

By William Kristoph

Logos

The anger I saw from the vocal minority over the new Seminole Head logo and the new uniforms was interesting. Personally, I don’t mind the new uniforms (football is a bit too Boston College for me) but that new logo is a disappointment. Why? Yet again FSU had a golden opportunity to make something awesome and potentially more accurate to the Seminoles and yet again FSU failed.

Either way the outrage was interesting to me mostly because there are plenty of people who think FSU (or any major corporation school) has much interest in the vocal minority. The average fan is going to buy merchandise. FSU and Nike will make money. And if it doesn’t sell after a couple of years, then they’ll change the logo again. By now, everyone should know that FSU does a lot of shoot first and ask questions later moves. They also play up guilt (you’re a bad fan if you don’t do this, this and this). How this was handled is nothing new. I hope it changes in the future. Maybe I’m getting old, but outrage about it isn’t worth my time.

Burgers

No full review for BJ’s because I didn’t feel like taking pictures of the food, but it was the definition of “meh.” I rated it “I Like It” on Urbanspoon, only because I didn’t dislike it. It’s typical bar food, that’s pricier than most with an odd atmosphere of dark cozy bar / sports bar. It’s a really strange combo. The service was fantastic and it looks like they had a huge bar menu which appeals to a lot I’m sure.

Social Media Blackout Ends Sunday Night

On Sunday night / Monday morning, I’ll check in with Twitter for the first time since the start of Lent.

Here’s what I missed:

  • The occasional interesting question / discussion with a bunch of Twitter friends.
  • I realized that I get a lot of my first news tidbits from Twitter, so I haven’t stayed up to date on a lot during the blackout.
  • Television commentary / jokes while live watching with others.

Honestly, it’s been easy to give up. It was so easy, in fact, that I decided to give up some other stuff for Lent. The blackout might become a yearly thing. I’ve truly enjoyed unplugging.

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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