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What Should Tallahassee Eat? – Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox

Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox Review (Tallahassee, FL)

By William Kristoph

Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox features premium burgers, appetizers, sandwiches and specials along with a full bar. I took a few minutes for a quick downtown lunch at Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox in the former Po’ Boys location. It’s a great location in one of the few parts of Tallahassee that needs a restaurant. So how does Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox stack up?

PB & J Bon-Bons

PB & J Bon-bons

I LOVE peanut butter, so the PB & J Bon-Bons caught my eye. Fried peanut butter balls, jam and a chaser shot of milk. It sounds great, right?! Within a few minutes, I received my order on a large metal tray. Each bite consists of a crispy shell around molten peanut butter, with as much or as little jam as I want. The PB & J Bon-Bons are creative, fun and tasty but with 3 tiny Bon-Bons and the shooter of milk I’m not sure they’re worth ordering again when it comes to value.

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Logos, Burgers and Social Media Blackouts Ending

By William Kristoph


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.


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? – Woodchuck’s Cafe

Woodchuck’s Cafe (Tallahassee, FL) Review

By William Kristoph

Ding. Ding. Ding. In the Battle of Tallahassee Burgers, the winner, and NEW heavyweight champion of Tallahassee, Woodchuck’s Cafe!

Woodchuck's Cafe Wester Burger

The Western Burger and steak fries at Woodchuck’s Cafe (Tallahassee, FL). Angus beef piled high with onion rings, bacon and gold BBQ sauce.
Photo by William Kristoph using iPhone 4.

Okay, so maybe I’m being a little dramatic, but unless something drastic changes I know who is getting my vote for the best burger in town when the 2013 TFBA awards roll around. On a nasty and rainy Saturday I met up with my friend Ryan at Woodchuck’s Cafe to try out a burger which was highly recommended to me.

First up, Woodchuck’s occupies space that was formerly a laundromat in a gas station complex. For me that’s usually a good sign. The best “hole-in-the-wall” restaurants are always in a unexpected places. It’s cramped parking as is usual for the best burger places in Tallahassee, but it’s not worst. Patience is key. The inside is relatively small, but they’ve done well with seating considering the limited area they have to work.

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What Should Tallahassee Eat? – Andrew’s Capital Grill and Bar

By William Kristoph

Coach Jimbo Burger at Andrew's Capital Grill

The Coach Jimbo Burger at Andrew’s Capital Grill and Bar in Tallahassee, FL
Photo by William Kristoph using iPhone 4.

Last week, in a lunch pinch, my wife and I grabbed a take-out burger from Andrew’s Capital Grill and Bar. I checked the menu online and decided to get “Coach Jimbo’s” Burger, which is billed as the “classic patty melt, with swiss cheese, sauteed mushrooms and onions on a pump ‘n’ rye swirl bread. With some crinkle fries included, I thought it sounded tasty, even without extras like lettuce or tomato (which I requested).
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What Should Tallahassee Eat? – Wells Brothers (Monk’s)

Wells Brothers "Monk's" on Urbanspoon

Thanks to the Tallahassee NCAA Baseball Regional I finally made the trip over to Wells Brothers Bar and Grill (Monk’s) between the early game and late game on Saturday. I’m happy to report that I have a new place in town to add to my list of likes! Even though there was a large crowd we found a spot on the back patio in the shade and had awesome service from our waitress, Rosie. Since I don’t really care about atmosphere when I eat out, I’ll skip it. I didn’t notice whether it was especially good or bad, plus we were outside. The only downside I’ll mention is parking. It’s brutal if there’s a crowd, so be prepared to do some delicate driving in and out of the parking lot. On the flip side of that, dealing with the parking is definitely worth it since the food is so good!

The Food

We tested out the onion rings and the artichoke dip. The rings were solid. The artichoke dip? Amazing! It’s not that typical junk dip that you get at a chain restaurant. This was loaded with artichoke and chunky. The pita chips and crackers with it were the perfect vessel for getting that awesome dip in my belly!

I picked The Panhandle for my lunch / dinner. It’s a beautiful burger, loaded with roasted red peppers, smoked bacon, cheddar cheese and a sweet mild BBQ sauce all on some buttery sourdough bread. I added grilled onions to it too, thanks to the suggestion of our waitress. She was spot on with that suggestion. It added another level of flavor to an already great burger. The fries were super hot and not overly greasy. I polished them off too.

I also sampled The Gator-Hater which was very tasty if not a little less exotic than The Panhandle. If a standard burger is desired, I’d go with that one. I think on my next trip I’ll check out The Italian Stallion. Pizza? Burger? Even the Wells Brothers menu doesn’t know. Me? I don’t care, I love both. It definitely looks like it’s worth a shot. If you haven’t been to Wells Brothers aka Monk’s yet, go. Go now! It’s a very excellent burger right here in Tallahassee.

For a more professional review than I’ll ever provide, please check out Mike Bonfanti’s review “Wells Brothers’ Burger Lives Up To The Hype” over on Sweet Tea & Bourbon.