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What Should Tallahassee Eat? – Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen

Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen Review (Tallahassee, FL)

By William Kristoph

Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen is new to the Governor’s Square Mall food court. When Sbarro shut down a few months ago, Villa stepped in quickly to take the space and try to satisfy our pizza cravings. Did they succeed? For mall pizza, Villa is great. For regular pizza, dare I say, it’s well above average.

Pepperoni Pizza

Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen Pepperoni Pizza

The star of the show, the pepperoni pizza was above average in Tallahassee. Unexpected, the crust was thin, with a crispy bottom and chewy. It was not overly salty, nor did the pepperoni let out too much grease. My slice was balanced well with plenty of cheese, pepperoni and sauce. The Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen pizza sauce is solid. It doesn’t lean sweet or bitter, it’s a very nice middle of the ground that works well.

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What Should Tallahassee Eat? – Hardee’s

Hardee’s Review (Tallahassee, FL)

By William Kristoph

Are you shocked that I mention a Tallahassee area Hardee’s? They’re as rare as a unicorn, but worth the search. My family headed up to Hardee’s way out on U.S. 27 for some breakfast treats a few weeks ago. As usual, the trip is worth it. Hardee’s staff is super friendly and fast. The restaurant is very clean, despite having a lot of customers coming through. The food is the hot and surprisingly fresh. Too bad it’s not 0 calories and healthy, right?

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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