long gone gainesville institutions

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  1. gnvgator

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    http://www.gainesville.com/news/20041230/gatorman-nostalgic-about-waxy-hijinks-gator-pal
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    Yup. There is a reason Burrito Bros is on the verge of closing down. Between El Indio, La Pasadita, and La Tienda, you can get way better mexican. In the 11 years I lived in Gville I never knew one person that wasn't an old timer that went to Burrito Bros. Nostalgia is powerful.
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    Bobby Fris (sp?) at Joe's Deli in the 90s.
    My buddy used to get pretty lit and start pole dancing pre-game.
    The band and crowd seemed to love it.
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    I call this the Wahoo effect. When ESPN does a food segment on Gainesville they always use this restaurant even though there are 50 better ones.
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    It was 3 for 1 one night when I was going to school.
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    Nappy's on Tower Road used to be a pizza delivery, but now it's a great restaurant. Word has it that the Spur Dog has been seen there on Sundays. I miss Grandy's.
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    A few that have not already been mentioned…

    The Mill in the Oaks Mall Plaza
    Coney Island and carrot dogs
    1st and Main
    Hogsbreath Saloon
    Phil Nicks
    Ashley’s Pub
    at Butler Plaza. They sold a huge margarita for $5
    Brew and Cue
    Airport Lounge
    on 39th.
    Hardback – River Phoenix would jam there sometimes. Dan Aykroyd took the stage on a night I wasn’t there.
    Joe’s Deli across from the stadium. There was always a beer run mass exit during football games at halftime. One summer Emmitt Smith worked there making sandwiches.
    Orange and Brew in the Reitz. Free popcorn and HBO all day. I would go when I had a break between classes and drink pitchers.

    Someone mentioned Cassidys, it was near the corner of University and 13th next to Burrito Brothers. Oddly constructed, half was below ground. There was and Eckerd’s/CVS on the upper floor. Ed’s BBQ also had “Super Sabre Hot” named after the Airforce’s F-100. Not sure where it fit in on the heat scale. The Bandshell movies, Toga Night, GA-FL Kaboom on the Thursday before the GA vs UF game and the Haloween Ball - all back before having a beer was a felony. Once a semester there was a free concert. I remember Otis Day and the Nights, B52’s, Living Color, Charlie Daniel’s, Greg Allman and Wendy O’Williams. Greg Allman was so f’d up that he had to be led on stage but he played the s’t out of the Hammond Organ. I agree with Gatorjjh on Café Gardens closing
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    the rathskeller in Johnson hall, some weird band called U-2 played there once, when it caught on fire, people played " burning down the house " from nearby dorms.
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    Mike, the grandson of Mike, graduated from the UF Medical School in the early 70's and is now a professor at the University of Oregon College of Medicine.
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    Pablo's Tunnel
    Ricky's
    Down to Earth - on Univ. a few blocks east of campus. Great English Breakfast and great coffee.
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    yes it was-old man brain fart on my part
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    Racing out of the stadium for Kamikaze half time at the Purple Porpoise
    An Asher Special at Skeeter's around 2:00 am Sunday
    3 for 1 at Chelsea Street Pub
    Cruising through Pablo's Tunnel
    Gordy's Subs
    Burrito Bro's (not because it was good, just because it was there)
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    Gold Coast Cafe. Men only until 1967 or so.
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    Mud Crutch.
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    I worked at the Ratskeller and it was in the old union not Johnson Hall. Heck I was at Florida for 10 years and I have no idea where Johnson Hall is. I ate quite a few meals at the Gold Coast.
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    I think you are confussing the " orange and brew " in the old union for the rathskeller, it was in Johnson hall, right by the old chemistry building circa the 1970s and 80s.
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    maybe I am.But I got an award from the Ratskeller not the Orange and Brew. It hangs in my office as we speak. I will ask my roommates. At my age memory is somewhat suspect.
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    Wine and Cheese Gallery -- great deli sandwiches; last place I ate in G'ville before moving west.

    What-a-burger -- not the chain; the original hole in the wall place; a friend managed it.

    Maas Brothers in the mall -- sold shoes there.

    I had a dorm roommate first year who went to The Library every night with a buddy. When I commented about their commitment to studying, they both laughed.
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    Trader South
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    Was it located across from a pond outside the student union? I remember a place there and think it was the Rathskeller, but all I really remember about it was that it was dark inside.

    Restaurant I miss most from my days at UF was Falafel King which was right next to Burrito Brothers. It seems impossible now, but I think that was probably the first place I ever had that type of food.