Four new lunch stops and a secret, hidden gem of a Pho shop that was sequestered from the GLOB Master has sprouted over the Winter holidays. That means I am more than a little excited about checking out the three new Asian lunch stops and I am looking forward to experiencing the Big Dick Special!
Dick Mondell's opens near SW 4th. apts.
January 14, 2019: Dick's Mondell's Burgers and Fries recently opened on SW 4th Ave. in the slowly developing 4th Ave. Food Park area near the 2nd Avenue Centre apartments. With the featured entrée titled The Original Big Dick hamburger this walk-up, drive thru window lunch stop is a name dropping treat from their meatless Impossible Burger, to Joyce Farms humanely raised and antibiotic free chicken. Continuing a contemporary, environmentally correct approach to lunch DMBF also features Wainwright Dairy ice cream and milkshakes Joyce Farms Chicken Burgers, Deep River Kettle cooked potato chips, sweet potato tots, natural cut fries, and garden and grain salads and Opus Dark Star coffee. NOTE TO DICK: Open daily at 11:00 this lunch stop would be the PERFECT drive thru early morning breakfast drive thru . . .:)
Mother's P&G North moves into Sal's location
Mother's Pub & Grill North opens on NW 39th Ave. This long time popular Midtown brew pub has opened a second location behind Northwest Grill in the building that housed Sal's Sports Bar. With a varied menu that includes chicken wings, burgers, sliders, subs, sandwiches the Pub also has an impressive list of PUB FAVORITES including Shepherd's Pie, Fish & Chips, Mac & Cheese and Wisconsin Rolls. Mother's claims to be Gainesville's best sports bar. "If a game or match is on TV we will find it for you."
Poke & Bowl lunch stop opens in Midtown
Poke & Bowl Station has opened in the Stadium Club in Midtown across from the St. Augustine Catholic Church. It also serves a complete POKE, or bowl menu of Asian delights including the Land & Sea Bowl ( $12.95), and the Rain of Fire Bowl (12.95) that includes spicy tuna, spicy salmon, red onion, corn, fresh jalapeno, cilantro, sirarcha aioli, sesame oil, cherry tomato, avocado, onion crisps, wasabi peas, and chili pepper. WHOOO!
Asian street faire available on SW 34th St.
SOHAO Street Fare Café is now open at 3945 SW 34th St. in the University Towne Center. With a varied menu of Asian favorites including Bowls and rice plates SOHAO also presents several unique entrees including steamed and pan fried buns, flat bread burgers with stewed pork, spicy cumin, and soya tofu. 14 Asian appetizers and chicken wings are also on the menu.
The Vietnamese Grille in the Stadium Club
The GLOB Master is embarrassed this PHO lunch stop has been buried in the back of the Stadium Club building unnoticed by me. Serving a complete menu of appetizers, Grilled Bowls, Bahn Mi sandwiches, and Vietnamese coffee. The Vietnamese Grille is open every day from 10:00 to 9:00 pm.