This week I was able to visit a wonderful new restaurant in Tallahassee called the Paisley Café. Opening early last week, the Paisley café is located directly behind “Lucy and Leo’s Cupcakery”. This place is like a love letter to why I love the restaurant business and the foodie scene. The owner used to work for a bank in Tallahassee. After years of putting in her time, she decided to follow her passion and open the restaurant she always wanted. The story (and food) would fit right at home on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.
There are many different types of food trucks. I feel that in the end though, most trucks can be separated into two different categories. There is the gourmet food truck where the chef attempts to serve you a plate that could come from a 5 star restaurant. The one where the food is of such a high quality you either feel that they are doing this to raise money for a restaurant or they are doing it to be ironic. The other kind of truck is more of a novelty. Maybe they have the truck because they love to experiment with food. It could just be a hobby for them. In the end though, this is the kind of truck that is there to just have fun. Each type of truck has their own pros and cons to them.
Location: 402 E. Tennessee Street Tallahassee, FL 32301
Dinner Prices: Meals – $8.00 to $16.00
Current Special: None
Up in Smoke Pitt BBQ – a new BBQ restaurant that has opened on arguably the busiest street in Tallahassee. This new BBQ restaurant comes shortly after the closing of another (Famous Dave’s). How does this BBQ place stack up? Find out in my full review…
Location: 2037 West Pensacola Street Tallahassee, FL 32304
Dinner Prices: $6.99 for 10 Wings, $9.99 for 10 Wing Combo
Current Special: None
Wangs Wings – a Wing place owned and operated by the Tokyo Robotos. Tokyo Robotos has only been open for about 4 years, but it has become a local legend among FSU students and Tallahasseians (my review of Tokyo Robotos coming in the future). Can their new restaurant meet student expectations? Find out in my full review.
Location: 1950 Thomasville Road Tallahassee, FL 32303
Dinner Prices: Meals – $7.00 to $33.00
Lunch: Pick 2 – A sandwich, salad, or soup for $9
Food Glorious Food is a locally owned Italian restaurant in Tallahassee. I chose to visit this restaurant because it is well-known among the foodies of Tallahassee. The restaurant has been open for over 27 years and prides itself among a changing menu and fresh ingredients. The title alone made me curious of what kind of food awaited me. Continue reading
Location: 123 East 5th Avenue Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Dinner Prices: Starters – $2.00 to $8.00
Meals – $13.00 to $18.00
Bella Bella is a locally owned Italian restaurant in Tallahassee. It has been opened for about 10 years. Lunch at Bella Bella has a menu of Italian sandwiches while Dinner is dominated by classics and pastas. The restaurant does offer an extensive wine menu.
I thought I would start this blog off with a restaurant review.
Location: 215 College Ave. Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Prices: Tapas – $6.99 to $12.99
Meals – $9.99 to $25.99
Sunday through Wednesday specially marked entrees are $9.99
101 is a restaurant that advertises itself as “a social dining experience”. It is part bar, part restaurant. The “social” experience comes from an extensive tapas menu and the ownership of a club next door, Mint. I couldn’t find any information on their website, but to the best of my knowledge you still need to pay cover for Mint even if you eat at 101 first. Since it was just my girlfriend and I, the tapas experience will need to be reviewed on another day.