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When she said no,


he didnt listen.

We will.

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Setareh Baig
EDITOR- IN-CHIEF

Katie Dolciato
CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Quin Lemieux
DEPUTY EDITOR
K. Maxwell Greenwood
SENIOR EDITOR
Devin Lowery
DESIGNER
Jesse Piorro
DESIGNER
Riley Shaaber
LEAD PHOTOGRAPHER
Robert Gill
LEAD PHOTOGRAPHER
Matthew Paskert
PHOTOGRAPHER
Setareh Baig
PHOTOGRAPHER
Kim Hoy
PHOTOGRAPHER
CONTRIBUTORS
Setareh Baig, Emily Bland,
Ryan Brown, Katie Dolciato,
K. Maxwell Greenwood, Kim
Hoy, Perry Kostidakis, Quin
Lemieux, Devin Lowery, Drew
McFarlane, David Walker
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A love letter to
Tallahassee
To my darling town,
When I first met you, Tallahassee, I must admit I was lost. The collegiate gothic
architecture of the universities was stunning but wholly unfamiliar. You were
200 miles inland, a fact I wasnt fond of.
Now that Ive been here for three years, I see such beauty in you, Tallahassee. I
quickly learned of your stories and your history from the charming people of
this place. They are giddy to share how you make them feel in April, when the
cool breeze lightly brushes their skin. Its lovely to hear how much affection they
have for you here.
Your mossy oak trees are always comforting, draping their branches over
us like arms lending shelter from the sweltering sun. And the way the red
bricks of campus will kiss the entire night sky that turns a stunning coral,
as if blushing.
Our symbiotic love grew as the years passed. I found my niche within your bustling streets, and I am so thankful you allowed a place for me here. The people
Ive grown so fond of have forever ingrained themselves into who I am. Youve
become my home, and whenever I leave I know youll always be here, patiently
awaiting my return.
I know I wont be here forever. You have a tender way of nurturing us, shaping
us into who we are and sending us off to different landscapes with different,
unfamiliar architecturesand well use our experience here to make the world
better. But I will take a piece of you with me wherever I go, and I hope those
reading this will do the same.
We created this magazine to share our love for you, Tallahassee, with those
lucky enough to end up here. Each crevice of town has a story, and each part of
our journey here will be dear. Every one of us has their own reasons for loving
you, and within this magazine we share the characteristic pieces that make our
beloved town beautiful.
But flipping through these pages wont be enoughthe allure must be experienced firsthand to understand what I mean.
I am so fortunate to have met you, my dearest Tallahassee. May all who make
your acquaintance find warmth in your embrace.

With love,
Setareh Baig
Editor-in-Chief
FSView & Florida Flambeau
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RILEY SHAABER

A note from the FSU


Student Body President
Dear Friend,
On behalf of the Student Body of Florida State University, I would like to welcome you to our Tallahassee community. I
hope you find your time in Tallahassee pleasant and full of rewarding experiences.
During your time here, I hope you take time to visit our beautiful campus and learn more about our university. From our
historic Westcott Building to the magnificent Collegiate Gothic style architecture, I am certain you will find a piece of
FSU for you to fall in love with. I wish you the best during your time in Tallahassee and Go Noles!

All the best,


Stefano Cavallaro
Student Body President
The Florida State University

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Table of Contents
Essentials..............13

Boys of fall: A towns lifeblood.. 14-19


In Seminoles We Trust ................... 20
Sod Cemetery................................ 21
Dodd Hall....................................... 21
Westcott Fountain......................... 21
Unconquered Statue...................... 22
Hertitage Tower............................. 22

A View from the Top....................... 23


Florida A&M University................... 24
Tallahassee Community College.... 25

Boys of fall: A towns lifeblood

Munch Manual......26

Tallahassee Dining.......................... 27-30


Breakfast......................................... 27
Lunch............................................... 27
Dinner............................................. 28-29
Beverages....................................... 29
Desserts.......................................... 29
4th Meal.......................................... 29
Specials........................................... 30

Excursions ............30

The Great Outdoors....................... 31-32


Lake Ella.......................................... 31
Bear Paw Adventures..................... 31
The Rez........................................... 32
Cascades Park................................ 32
Maclay Gardens............................. 32
Madison Blue Spring..................... 32

Thomasvilles Charm....................... 33-34


Grassroots Coffee.......................... 33
Jonahs Fish & Grits........................ 33
Liams Restaurant........................... 33

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Just in Case..........35

Mastering the craft..................... 36-40


A Tasteful Affair.............................. 41
Madison Social............................... 41
Bullwinkles Saloon......................... 41
Proof Brewing Co........................... 41
Alchemy Spirits & Concoctions.... 41

Four drinks to try............................ 41


Drink Up......................................... 42-43

Mastering the craft

Tuesday........................................... 42
Wednesday..................................... 42
Thursday......................................... 42
Friday.............................................. 42-43
Get Home Safely............................ 42
Saturday.......................................... 43
Sunday............................................ 43

Souvenirs..............44

A spiritual cleanse...................... 45-47


Railroad Square.............................. 48-49
Athenas Garden............................ 48
The Other Side Vintage................. 48
Planet Gumbo................................ 48
First Friday...................................... 48
The Sharing Tree............................ 48
Cosmic Cat Comics....................... 48
The Mickee Faust Academy.......... 49
Tallahassee Buddhist Community.49
621 Art Gallery................................ 49
Wonsaponatime Vintage............... 49

College Town.................................. 51-55

A spiritual cleanse
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Madison Social............................... 52
Samba Cantina............................... 53
Recess............................................. 53
Urban Outfitters............................. 54
Brooklyn Water Bagel.................... 55
Pomberry........................................ 55

FSU Game Day Gear...................... 55

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Essentials

These are the life forces and vital elements that


unify this city, from 100 years ago until now.

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VV
Essentials
Football

Boys of fall:
A towns lifeblood
Football flows through the veins of everyone in Tallahassee, like a familial bloodline that relates all who inhabit it.
Words Perry Kostidakis

Football lords over Tallahassee the same way a benevolent king would: all-powerful, capable of inflicting terrible pain but usually
generous. Florida State football is the lifeblood of the communitythe secret force that keeps all the other parts of the town alive and
flowing.
There are so many facets of Tallahassee other than football: it serves as a typical college town, it is the state capitol and it is part of
the border of Florida and Georgia. There are many sides to the southern town, but football is the common core, the binding material
that makes everything possible.
***
It had been 20 years since the states capital has been able to celebrate a national championship20 years too long for a footballhungry town. Florida State had fallen off in the 2000s after being the top program in the country a decade earlier, taking the backseat
to the University of Floridas resurgence under Urban Meyer. Florida State fell behind while the Southeastern Conference took over the
college football world.
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Bobby Bowden had


taken the program to
another level in his
heyday, but in the last
few years of his career,
the program lost its
luster. He retired in
2008, stepping down to
allow Jimbo Fisher, the
offensive coordinator
by way of LSU and head
coach-in-waiting, to take
over.
I feel like I am the
luckiest. I feel like I am
lucky as any guy who
ever lived, Bowden said
when he returned to
Florida State for the first
time in five years last
October. God has been
good to me. 57 years
of coaching, I survived
it, and right now I feel
good. When you get
old, if your health is
good, it dont make no
difference. Ive been very

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fortunate for my health.
His statue still sits
outside Doak Campbell
Stadium, his figure
eternally pointing at
anybody who walks
past him. His influence,
great enough to make
FSU one of the premier
universities in the state,
still looms over the
program. He stayed away
for the last five years
so Fisher would not
be leading in Bowdens
shadow. This was the
case for Bowden when
he first started coaching
at West Virginia, and he
did not want the same
fate for his successor.

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was honored at halftime,


Florida State finally
returned to the glory of
its yesteryears.

a letter occasionally
from a boy I coached 40
years ago, 50 years ago,
30 years ago. None of
them mention football.
None of them say, Boy,
remember when I did
this? Or remember when
you did this? They dont
mention it.

It means a lot
because I saw a lot of
kids I havent seen in
years, Bowden said. It
makes you feel good. Its
funny folks, coaching
57 years like I did. I get

What happened next


was poetic. The year
Bowden finally returned
back to the program,
first in October for
Bobby Bowden Day and
later that year when the
1993 championship team

They tell me about

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their families, they tell
me about their children
and they tell me how
much they appreciate
what they learned at
Florida State.
***
All of Tallahassee
gathered in Doak
Campbell that day in
February,
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p. 15 almost one month


after the Seminoles pulled off a
miraculous comeback in a title
game. The town joined together
to celebrate the championship
reclaimed, the third national
victory for the Seminoles.

The scene was similar to


the intense passion brought by
football season. People were
tailgating and garnet and gold
adorned the city, rekindling
the type of joy and sense of
togetherness brought by football
season.

They tell me about


their families, they tell
me about their children
and they tell me how
much they appreciate
what they learned at
Florida State.
Bobby Bowden
Former Head
Football Coach

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From the time I first had


my press conference, when I
took my position [as athletic
director], to the time I was on
the sidelines out in Pasadena,
watching the fans celebrate on
the Seminole side and watching
the Auburn fans fill out, they
all would ask me, How do
you feel? Athletic Director
Stan Wilcox said in front of
the crowd. I would say, Its all
surreal. It was surreal then, and
its surreal now. But this trophy,
these trophies, these guysthey
are for real.
Fans were treated to
videos of reactions to Kelvin
Benjamins last-second
touchdown reception, to
speeches and Q & As with
the heroes of the game.
Quarterback Jameis Winston,
whose fame exemplifies the
importance of college football
in Tallahasseespoke candidly
of his confidence in the team,
which was merely a dark horse
pick when the season began.
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Were gonna be here a long time.

p. 17
I knew it was going to
happen at the beginning of the season, so
we prepared ourselves for the success we
had. We were ready for it, Winston said
among the cheers of the estimated 30,000
who showed up to the celebration.

Winning a national championship


and going undefeated? Gene Deckerhoff,
the Voice of the Seminoles replied to
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Winston. You knew that was coming?


Winston didnt hesitate.
I knew it was coming. I promise you, I
knew it was coming.
***
The first thing you see when you
arrive into Leon County is a sign that

reads, Home of the 2013 BCS National


Champions, proving just how much a
title means to this town. The victory
revitalized Tallahassee, giving it life once
more.
Aside from obvious bragging rights,
benefits of the championship reached
through the entire university. Applications
to Florida State increased and championship

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ROBERT GILL

apparel sales brought revenue. Most


importantly, Florida State as a public
institution was on the map.

teams aretheyre great when they have


to be, Jimbo Fisher said of his team at the
football celebration.

When FSU took down Auburn on that


January night, fans fed off the energy the
football team had ingrained into all those
that inhabited the town.

When this teams back was against


the wall, challenged with little hope of
victory, they could have quit. No matter
what was thrown at them in that fourth
quarter in Pasadena, they battled through
the way they always had.

To me, great teams arent great all the


time. This team was great, but what great

We cant know for certain whether


our current players at Florida State make
the best team in Florida State history. But
one thing we do know: The Florida State
Seminoles are one of the greatest teams
in college football history. Were not done
yet.
As Jimbo said, Were gonna be here a
long time.
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In Seminoles We Trust
Words

Kim Hoy

Florida State Universitys


motto is Vires, Artes,
Moresa Latin phrase that
translates to Strength, Skill,
Character. Vires, or strength,
refers to both physical and
intellectual strength. Artes,
or skill, refers to beauty in art
or craft. Mores, or character,
refers to traditions. And there
is no place that these core
values are better personified
than right on FSUs legendary
campus.
To an outsider, the campus
may merely look like some
pretty brick buildings, but if
you look in the right places,
youll find history, beauty and
tradition like nowhere else on
Earth. Here are the must-see
FSU campus spots.

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SOD CEMETERY

Located near Doak Campbell


Stadium outside of the Indoor
Practice Facility, the Sod
Cemetery is one of the most
interesting and most overlooked
football traditions of FSU.
Buried underneath the grass is,
well, grass: at every designated
Sod Game, if FSU wins, a
piece of sod is cut from the
opposing teams field, brought to
the Sod Cemetery and marked
with a headstone stating the
opponent and the score. Every
national championship, bowl
game, ACC championship and
away game in which FSU is the
underdog, as well as every game
at the University of Florida, is
a designated sod game. During
home football games, flowers
are placed on the graves of the
fallen in the opposing teams
colors. The cemetery designates
triumph against all odds and
remembers pieces of football
history in a unique way.

KIM HOY

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Souvenirs

Located at the south end of


Convocation Way, Dodd Hall
houses the FSUs departments of
religion, philosophy and classics,
serving as a beautiful example of
Gatsby-era Gothic architecture.
The stained glass on the
buildings facade is underlined
with a sign that reads, The
half of knowledge is to know
where to find knowledge. Inside
the building is a painting by
a university alumna depicting
FSU history, as well as a
signature stained glass window
depicting four of Florida States
best-known and most historic
buildings. The beautiful artwork
and historic architecture is a
must-see.

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WESTCOTT FOUNTAIN

RILEY SHAABER

If there was ever a must-see location for FSU, this is it. Located on Copeland Street across from Bills Bookstore, each part of the scenery at Westcott has a story. The Wescott Building was built in 1910 and contains 1,172 seats for concerts and lectures regularly held there.
The fountain was a gift from the classes of 1915 and 1917, and the brick plaza surrounding it was the project of the 1996 and 1997 classes.
There is a statue of former university President T.K. Wetherell close to the building, commemorating the first FSU graduate to ever lead
his alma mater. The two-tower building and gates have become the iconic symbol of FSU. And heres a secret: Its a tradition to take a swim
in Westcott Fountain on your birthday. If you have a winter birthday, however, bring a warm change of clothes.
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UNCONQUERED
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Located outside University


Center B on Langford Green, the
Unconquered Statue is absolutely
breathtaking, and the sheer enormity
of it isnt really noticeable until you
see it in person. The statue represents
everything it means to be a Seminole:
pride, tradition, a fighting spirit
and perseverance. Built in 2003
and standing 31 feet tall, the statue
depicts Chief Osceola, FSUs mascot,
riding his horse, Renegade. Think it
couldnt get any cooler? It can. The
spear gets lit on fire. Yes, Osceola
would not be complete without a
flaming spear, which is ignited on
the Friday before every FSU football
home game, and remains lit until the
morning after the game. It is also lit
during graduations, convocations,
every ACC or NCAA championship
in any sport and during special
occasions, like winning the Heisman
or Rhodes Scholarship.

HERITAGE TOWER
Although relatively new
in comparison to the other
monuments, Heritage Tower has a rich history and
is strikingly beautiful. Outside of University Center
A sits a huge fountain with
the three torches of the
FSU seal on the top. The
fountain was constructed in 1998 and is named
the Heritage Tower to
represent the passing of
the torches from one class
to another. The torches
themselves were a gift from
the classes of 1946, 1947
and 1948, which are special
because these are the years
FSU transformed from an
all-womens college to a
co-educational university. On school days, you
will usually see students
studying at the benches
nearby or cooling off in the
fountain on hot days.
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ROBERT GILL

A V iew from the T op


Words

K. Maxwell Greenwood

Observation Deck
Located on the 22nd
floor of the new Capitol
Building, the observation
deck marks the highest point
in Tallahassee. From the top,
visitors can experience a
panoramic view of the city and
its surrounding area, making
the observation deck the
quickest way to see the capital
as a whole. Its also worth
noting that, on a clear day, you
just might be able to see the
Gulf of Mexico.
The Historic Capital
Perhaps the most
notable aspect of the Capitol,
the Historic Capitol is the
complexs recognizable faade
that can be seen from Monroe
Street. Built in 1845 and
restored in 1902, the building
no longer functions as the
center of state government,
but continues to serve as a
museum of Florida history,
where photographs, political
artifacts, recordings and
audiovisual displays bring the
states story to life.
The Senate and House
The main Capitol
Building is the home of
the states two legislative
chambers and the center of
policy-making in Florida.
The chambers are open for
viewings year-round, but
visitors making a trip to the
Capitol during the spring
months have the opportunity
to sit in during the two bodies
legislative sessions, allowing
them the unique opportunity
to witness the states
lawmakers in action during
one of the most tumultuous
times of the year for Floridas
state government. The Senate
and House offices are located
in the complex as well, giving
visitors the opportunity to
meet with their state senators
or local representatives.
RILEY SHAABER

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FLORIDA A&M

UNIVERSITY

Florida A&M is located just south of the Florida State campus on Monroe Street, and has an enrollment of nearly
11,000 students. FAMU was founded in 1887 and offers a total of 98 degrees54 bachelors, 29 masters, three
professional and 12 doctoral. Florida A&M is part of the State University System of Florida and is accredited by the
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Words Drew McFarlane

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Tallahassee Community College is located on the east side of town, on the corner of West Pensacola Street and
Appleyard Drive. TCC offers over 90 academic and career programs and more than 600 courses with over 15,000
students in attendance. Almost 75 percent of TCCs A.A. graduates continue on to study at state universities in Florida,
and others continue learning skills that later prepare them for the workforce.
Words

Drew McFarlane

TA L L A H A S S E E
COMMUNITY COLLEGE
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Tally doesnt mess around when it comes to food. Well save you a seat.

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Canopy Road Cafe, Sweet Potato Pancakes Short Stack (2) $4.99 Large Stack (3) $5.99
Midtown: 1913 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32303 | (850) 668-6600; Capital Circle: 2202 Capital Circle
Northeast, Tallahassee, FL 32308 | (850) 893-0466 | www.canopyroadcafe.com
Canopy Road Caf has two establishments in Tallahassee, one on Capital Circle NE and one just
past Midtown. On the food end of things, both locations offer the same menu featuring a wide and
unique variety of breakfast and lunch options, like the sweet potato pancakes. On the hospitality side,
both Canopy Road Cafs strive to create the classic American diner experience.

BREAKFAST
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Jim and Milts, 2 eggs, grits, toast & coffee $3.29


1923 West Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304 | (850) 576-3998 | www.jimandmilts.com
Jim and Milts, a Tallahassee BBQ staple, is the spot students bring their parents for their morning
fill. Its a cozy, down-south atmosphere that exudes a warm welcome. No gimmicks, no tricksthis is
just classic, tasty breakfast.

The Egg Cafe & Eatery, The Conquistador $10.49


3740 Austin Davis Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32308 | (850) 765-0703
Brunch is an integral part of society in the South, and its hard to pick a classier place in Tallahassee
to participate in this time-honored tradition than The Egg. With breakfast staples like benedicts, grits and
the ever-sought-after fried potatoes, the menu is as American South as youll get. Whenever parents are in
town, The Egg is the place they go to break biscuits with the college kids they havent seen in months.

Mr. Roboto Tokyo Grill, Steak Hibachi $8.25

ROBERT GILL

LUNCH

Tennesse St.: 350 W. Tennessee Street Tallahassee, Florida 32304 | (850)-915-0555; Pensacola St.: 2043 W.
Pensacola Street Tallahassee, FL 32304 | (850)-574-4126 | www.mrrobototokyogrill.com
Mr. Roboto Tokyo Grill is a fast, casual restaurant chain serving Japanese hibachi, while also offering
a variety of pan-Asian, Thai and vegetarian options. Dubbed Robotos by locals, the atmosphere is fun
and friendly no matter the occasion or time of day. There are two locations in Tallahassee, open 11 a.m.
through 10 p.m. daily.

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Jasons Deli, The Beefeater original $7.99 lighter portion $6.49


2335 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32301 | (850) 402-0135 | www.jasonsdeli.com
Jasons Deli offers a dining environment reminiscent of a high school cafeteria, yet with the quality of
your favorite soup and sandwich spot. Featuring a full salad bar and free ice cream, this place is perfect to
satisfy just about any appetite. To complement their fantastic sandwiches, they also have a bevy of great
soups ranging from chicken noodle to broccoli and cheese, to spicy seafood gumbo.

Gordos, Gordo Burger $6.95


Pensacola St.: 1907 West Pensacola St., Tallahassee, FL | (850) 576-5767; Market Square: 1415
Timberlane Road, Tallahassee, FL | (850) 727-5914 | www.gordoscubanfood.com
If youre looking for authentic Cuban cuisine, where the croquetas are fried to perfection and the
picadillos seasoned for ultimate flavor, Gordos is the place to go. Even if Cuban food isnt your thing, their
burgers and fries are among the best in Tallahassee, made even better when slathered in Gordos sauce
(which may as well be the nectar of the gods). The front patio is the place to be as the fall sun begins to set,
with a draft beer and a plate of empanadas flanking one of the best burgers around.

Wells Brothers Bar and Grill, The Lip Smacker $8.95


1710 West Tharpe St., Tallahassee FL 32303 | (850) 942-6665 | www.wellsbrothersbarandgrill.com
Ask any Tallahassee native, and theyll say the first place theyll take a visitor to eat is Monks, Tallahassees
beloved burger spot. The Lip Smacker is one of many specialty burgers, with smoked bacon, cheddar and creamy
peanut butter. The sweat-heat wings arehyperbole asideone of the greatest things in Tallahassee.

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DINNER

Jasmine Cafe, Edamame $4.00 & Daily Dinner Special 2 Rolls for $10.00
109 E College Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32301 | (850) 681-6868 | www.jasmine-cafe.com
Dont let the prices scare you away from Jasminetheir inexpensive menu boasts some of the
best sushi in Tallahassee, and this restaurant offers the perfect setting for professionals and college
students alike. Jasmine also features an extensive beer and wine menu.

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Riccardos, Baked Penne Florentine & Meatballs $9.69


3305 Capital Circle N.E. #106 Tallahassee, Fl 32308 | (850) 386-3988 | www.riccardostallahassee.com
Riccardos is one of the most authentic Italian restaurants in Tallahassee. They are open for both lunch
and dinner Tuesday through Friday and open for dinner only on Saturday. You cant go wrong with any
menu items. Try them all.

Sweetshop, Bubble Tea $3.99


701 West Jefferson St., Tallahassee, FL 32304 | (850) 329-6466 | www.sweetshoplounge.com
Located steps away from campus, The Sweet Shop is the perfect place to stop by between classes
or on your tour. Offering some of FSUs best snacks and on the go food, the real show stealer is their
Bubble (Boba) Tea. It is an experience for those who havent tried it, and an addiction for those in the
know. This tea comes in every conceivable flavor. All you have to do is ask.

Atomic Coffee, MediciEspresso with chocolate, orange, cinnamon and whip $3.50
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Tennessee St.: 625 West Tennessee St., Tallahassee, FL 32304 | (850) 727-8744; High Point Center: 106
College Ave East, Tallahassee, FL 32301 | (850) 765-4205; The Luxe: 1600 West Call St., Tallahassee, FL
32304 | www.atomiccoffee.org
With artisan lattes like Vermont Morning, Baconlicious and Cinnamon Dream, free Wi-Fi and
late hours, Atomic Coffee is the preeminent coffee shop in Tallahassee. Atomic provides the perfect
ambiance for a lunch date, a group project, meetings or simply studying alone.

Tropical Smoothie, Acai Berry Boost $5.26


MATTHEW PASKERT

DESSERTS

679-B West Tennessee St. Tallahassee, FL 32304 | (850) 561-8888 | www.tropicalsmoothie.com


Eat Better. Feel Better. With over 10 locations in Tallahassee, Tropical Smoothie offers both
healthy smoothies along with bold, flavorful food. A helpful hint to you work-out junkies: For a small
upcharge, add whey or soy protein to any smoothie.

Food Glorious Food, Baklava Cheesecake $8.50


1950 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303 | (850) 224-7279 | www.foodgloriousfood.com
Food Glorious Food doesnt merely offer an amazing dessert menu, but they specialize in friendly
service, eclectic ambiance and award-winning culinary creations. For over 28 years, FGF provides an
exciting dining experience where visitors can sit in their shaded outdoor patio or indoor, upper and
lower dining rooms.

Yogurt Mountain, *Your favorite flavor* priced by weight


COURTESY OF FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD

4TH MEAL

1801 W. Tennessee St., Suite 2, Tallahassee, FL 32304 | (850) 765-0229 | www.yogurtmountain.com


YoMo, as the locals call it, is the essential, after-dinner dessert spot. The shop offers self-serve
yogurt sold by the ounce, as well as an expansive toppings bar with gourmet candy options, chocolate,
fresh fruit or even cereal.

Gumbys, Medium Kickin Chicken Pokey Stix $11.64


623 West Tennessee St., Tallahassee, FL 32304 | (850) 224-8629 | gumbyspizza.com
Gumbys has the wonderful advantage of being located right next door to some of Tallahassees
best night life. After youve had the time of your life out on the town, be sure to grab Gumbys as
a way to seal the night with some delicious food. Pokey Stix are the perfect late night munchie
served with 2 dipping sauces of your choice and enough to split between two people. This item is a
cant-miss.

Guthries, Guth Box $6.28


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Tennessee St.: 1818 W. Tennessee St., Tallahassee, FL 32304 | (850) 224-2244; Monroe St.: 1818 W.
Tennessee St., Tallahassee, FL 32304 | (850) 224-2244 | guthrieschicken.com
Guthries is the perfect intersection between guilty pleasure and well, guilty pleasure. Anyone
would be hard pressed to find better fried chicken in the entire city. This is not to mention their
delectable Guthries sauce, which is too delicious to put into words, yet people go out of their way to
ask for double (instead of the coleslaw that usually comes with it).

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Publix, Chicken Tender Pub-Sub Whole $8.69 Half $5.99


800 Ocala Rd. Tallahassee, FL 32304 | (850) 575-3929 | www.publix.com
According to Tally folk, Publix offers the best sub in town. With weekly specials of fresh deli meats
and cheeses, Publix can assure you are getting quality and quantity for your dollar. Be sure to grab
the chicken tender (whole) pub-sub when its on special for $6.99.

Souvenirs

SPECIALS

101 Restaurant, Buffalo Chicken Pizza $12.00


215 W College Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32301 | (850) 391-1309 | 101tally.com
If youre looking for a great gourmet flatbread pizza that tastes as good as it looks, 101s buffalo
chicken pizza is second to none. Coupled with great happy hour deals and a unique up-scale
atmosphere, 101 is simply the place to be for fine dining.

Madison Social, Bacon Flight $10.00


705 South Woodward Ave., Tallahassee FL 32304 | (850) 894-6276 | www.madisonsocial.com
Madison Social is a relatively new phenomenon in Tallahassee, but in the short time it has been
here, it has cemented itself as a staple of campus culture. Though its technically a bar, Madison Social
offers a delectable menu of American cuisine, featuring an appetizer honoring the greatest of American
foods: Bacon.

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Momos, Bradleys Hot Sausage, Feta & Sundried Tomatos Slice of Pizza $6.75
Tennessee St.: 1416 W Tennessee St., Tallahassee, FL 32304 | (850) 224-9808; Market St.: 1410 Market St.,
Tallahassee, FL, 32312 | (850) 412-0222 | www.momospizza.com
Tallahassee offers great deals on pretty much any type of food you are looking for, but nothing comes
close to the price of dining at Momos. For around $7, you get a slice as big as your headno joke, it is
as big, if not bigger than your head. Not only are the portions huge, the quality and wide variety of the
ingredients are what keep people coming back. Momos has been a Tallahassee favorite for a least a decade
and is a definite cant miss as far as this towns specialties go.

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Excursions
Take the scenic route.

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The Great Outdoors

Words

Setareh Baig

Lake Ella
Lake Ella is a
small, pretty lake in
central Tallahassee.
Patrons can take a
stroll around the
lake, making friends
with fellow patrons
and finish their
afternoon with a
relaxing blooming
tea at Black Dog
Cafa welcoming
coffee shop located
just outside the lake.
Lake Ella is also
home to other quaint
local businesses such
as Quarter Moon
boutique and Big
Easy Snowballs. Its
the perfect study spot
with a scenic view.

Bear Paw Adventures

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Home to the
largest number of
freshwater springs in
Northwest Florida,
the 92.5-mile long
Chipola River
welcomes patrons
with affection and
a stunning view. At
B ear Paw Adventures
in Marianna, Florida,
patrons can go tubing,
canoeing or boating
through a gorgeous
four miles down the
river for as low as $10
for a regular-sized
tube. The heavenly
rush of water provides
a perfect getaway
from the stresses of
ever y day life.

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The Rez
Florida
State Universitys
Reser vation,
located just four
miles off FSUs
campus, provides
a full recreational
facility right on Lake
Bradford. Free for
FSU students, the
Rez boasts a number
of activities, from
kayaking, canoeing,
sailing and more.
Instructional aquatic
lessons and clinics
are also available,
or patrons can
quietly picnic in the
shade for a relaxing
excursion.

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Maclay Gardens
Adorned with stunning floral designs, the brick
pathways, secret gardens and clear waters of Maclay
Gardens State Park has some of Tallahassees most
flawless urban planning. First planted in 1923, the
exquisite gardens offer opportunities for canoeing,
fishing and boating (without motors), light adventure
trails through the woods and scenic bike trails with all
types of fresh foliage. Maclay is the perfect afternoon
getaway, allowing visitors to stop and smell the flowers.
SETAREH BAIG

Cascades Park
Proclaimed as the newest social center of our community, Cascades Parks
modern architecture in the heart of downtown offers an urban park vibe where
Tallahassees incredible urban planning shines through. The park offers stunning
scenery, an amphitheater and even a cascading water fountain, which serves as a
light show come sundown. But heres the best part: The park is designed to flood
during intense rainstorms, offering a natural relief to nearby areas during storms.

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Madison Blue Spring


Located about an hour from Tallahassee,
the dazzling Madison Blue Spring is something
out of a fairytale. The glowing, vivid blue water is
crystal clear with spectacular woodlands surround
it. Swimming, paddling and picnicking are not
only welcomed but encouraged at the 82-footwide, 25-foot-deep spring on the limestone basin
of the Withlacoochee River, making visitors truly
appreciate all Florida has to offer.

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Thomasvilles Charm
Words

Devin Lowery

Grassroots Coffee
It all started with an empty building at
123 South Broad Street. Following a pattern of
specializing in fresh ingredients, the vendors of
Grassroots Coffee Shop formed their establishment
in a way that helps other local businesses
Grassroots only buys locally and promotes their
partners through their website. Their premium
roasts can be paired with a breakfast toast, or even
a freshly baked scone (dont forget about the Oreo
Espresso Cheesecake). In addition to giving life
to some of its early morning visitors, Grassroots
roasts and sells a multitude of original whole bean
coffees that can be purchased in the store and even
delivered to your doorstop.
Monday through Thursday: 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
http://www.grassrootscoffee.com

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Liams Restaurant
Looking to be rewarded for your sins? Take a drive into Downtown
Thomasville. Here, youll find yourself standing at The Alter of Good Food, better
known as Liams Restaurant. Their mission is simpleserve sinfully delicious
cuisine. Anything from quail to deep fried pastries, Liams is sure to satiate. Proud
of their garden-fresh ingredients and mantra of not disappointing their customers,
the family at Liams displays exceptional, quality service.
LUNCH: Tuesday through Thursday: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
BRUNCH: Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
DINNER: Thursday through Saturday: 5:30 p.m. to close
http://www.liamsthomasville.com

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Jonahs Fish & Grits


Southern hospitality meets English cuisineand
a side of grits. Jonahs is a coveted restaurant in the sleepy
town of Thomasville that has been serving more than just
a unique array of food over the years. The English classic
fish and chips has been re-mastered with a Southern
twist, allowing visitors to widen their pallet. Nestled in
the heart of Thomasville, right off of the Florida-Georgia
line, Jonahs aims every day to present its guests with only
the freshest ingredients in a family-friendly atmosphere.
The owner, Caleb Brown, crafted this restaurant through
a foundation of faith and his passion for people.
Monday through Saturday:
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
www.jonahsfish.com

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If youre up for more, get social with Tallys vibrant nightlife.

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Mastering The Craft


In 2007, Byron and Angela Burroughs opened LiquorLoft, a Tennessee Street liquor store that
gained notoriety for its beer selection. Since then, the business, now called Proof Brewing Co., has
spawned a full service pub, Tallahassees first production brewery and some of the best beer in the
state. Words K. Maxwell Greenwood

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On the surface, the story of


Proof Brewing Company sounds
like a well thought out business
plan: Recognizing demand
where supply is low, and creating
a product to fill the void.
Tallahassee lagged behind in an
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ever-growing craft beer industry,


and recognizing this, Proof
appeared to supply an increasing
demand.
But the real story of Proof is
one of natural expansiona sort
of fermented manifest destiny.

Under husband and wife team


Byron and Angela Burroughs,
the operation began in 2007
with LiquorLoft a converted
blood bank carved into the
side of a small Tennessee Street
building. The store, now known

as the Proof Bottle Shop, is only


a fraction of the size of many
commercial liquor retailors,
but earned a reputation among
Tallahasseeans and the citys
college students as a bastion
of selection
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competitors.

and quality that far surpassed its

In fact, the Bottle Shop stands out, not only


among Tallahassee establishments, but also among
liquor stores throughout North Florida. The Shop,
still in its original location, offers the largest selection
of craft and import beers in the region. With a
collection of 600-plus beers and a variety of highquality liquors, including small-batch bourbons
and a wide array of flavored vodkas, it is a haven for
Tallahassees over-21 crowd.
If you get the impression that the Bottle Shop is
an establishment that truly prizes quality beer and
seeks to go beyond the norms of mass-produced
alcohol, youre right. But it wasnt until 2008 that
Proof came into its own, when the Burroughs
opened their landmark bar, Proof, adjacent to the
Bottle Shop. Dubbed a Modern American Pub,
Proof was a locale created out of necessity, what
seemed to be an effort to take the
experience of the Bottle Shop a step
further.
Proof and the Bottle Shop do not
function as separate businesses, but
are seen instead as a single entitya
tandem experience where you can try
before you buy. Thats because Proof,
like the Bottle Shop, offers quality and
selection, serving many of the same brews
and liquors sold in the retail store. The pub
features 50 taps of top-rated craft brews
on any given night, and a selection
of 200 bottled beers, most of which
can be found next door for patrons
to take home after a night at Proof.
But the selection of alcohol isnt the
only area in which Proof stands outthe
dcor is modern, the design is clean and
the pub emanates an aura reminiscent
of a New York City lounge, rather than
a college town bar. The look and feel of
Proof is the work of Angela Burroughs,
who designed the store, pushing it to
live up to its Modern American Pub
epithet.
In 2012, Proof took its
commitment to quality a step further
when it introduced its own beers to the menu. The
project began in the buildings basement with Proof s
pilot brewerya small operation not large enough to
be considered a microbrewery. But within months of
their release, Proof s house beers became a staple at
the pub and some of the most popular drinks on its
menu. Its Guru India Pale Ale has since been named
Floridas best IPA.

MATTHEW PASKERT

Two years later, Proof expanded even more


when the Burroughs opened Tallahassees first
production brewery in the citys Railroad Square
Art Park. The brewerys creation was the next move
in the companys ceaseless march toward achieving
hegemony over Tallahassees craft beer scene.
Among a collection of abandoned warehouses, thrift
shops and trendy artist collectives, Proof created
a 10,000-square-foot plant, complete

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automated canning line,
a tasting room featuring
all the Proof brews
and an outside beer
gardena $1.5 million
project that aims to
be the epicenter of
craft brewing in North
Florida.

And while the


Railroad Square
brewery is still in its
infancy, it has attracted
the patronage of
college students and
Tallahassee residents
alike, who flock to the
address on the two days
a week (Friday and
Saturday) its open to
the public.
In spite of Proof s
rapid and continuing
expansion, the company
has maintained the
feeling of a small,
family-owned, closeknit operation. Its
not uncommon to
see Byron Burroughs
roaming through the
pub or the brewery;
Proof team members
are quick to introduce
themselves and
bartenders make a
clear effort to learn and
remember the names of
customers, humanizing
a company whose
story, at times, seems
superhuman. It serves
as a constant reminder
that Proof is not a
detached behemoth, but
instead a member of the
Tallahassee community.
Its not yet clear
whats next for Proof.
For the company,
expansion seems
natural; its destiny is
set, as if it has been
written in the stars. The
owners have expressed
interest in opening
sister stores in other
areas, which means the
success the company
has experienced over
the past seven years
might only be the
beginning for Proof.

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MADISON SOCIAL
PRICE RANGE: $$
Madison Social opened shop in mid2013 and within months established itself as
the heart of Tallahassees College Town. The
restaurant is a combination of restaurant,
lounge and bar that lives up to the Social title in its name. While the emphasis
remains on sociability, MadSos drinks are a
perfect accompaniment to the restaurants
laid-back atmosphere. The cocktails may
be topnotch, but MadSo is a reminder that
whats more important than what youre
drinking is whom youre drinking with.

ROBERT GILL

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BULLWINKLES SALOON
PRICE RANGE: $
Theres a saying among Tallahassees
college student population: Everybody
loves Bulls. Its a mantra that largely holds
trueno matter who you are, what you do or
where youre from, theres a place for you at
Bullwinkles. With specials like all-you-candrink for $10, its an affordable night out
without the threat of snobbery that characterizes some of the citys over-21 bars.

FOUR DRINKS
TO TRY

Fireside Old Fashioned


Alchemy
A smokier version of the classic, tailored to your liking. Its as
aesthetically appealing as it is
tasty, making it arguably the best
cocktail in Tallahassee.

Guru IPA
Proof Brewing Co.
One of the brewing companys flagship beers, Guru has a malty profile
and citrusy finish, making it worthy
of the title of Best IPA in Florida.

The Madison Mule


Madison Social
Tallahassees twist on the Moscow
Mule, adding muddled cucumbers
and agave to the classic recipe of
vodka, lime juice and ginger beer.

Blue Powerade
Bullwinkles
Because raspberry-flavored vodka
mixed with Sprite really cant be bad.
And because this is Tallahassee and
we drink Powerade, not Gatorade.

K. Maxwell Greenwood

PROOF BREWING CO.


PRICE RANGE: $$
Since its advent in 2007, Proof has
earned the well-deserved reputation as the
epicenter of Tallahassees (and arguably
north Floridas) craft brewing scene. At any
given time, the pub has literally hundreds of
beers available, ranging from big-name staples to obscure craft brews. But where Proof
really stands out is in its selection of house
beers. With a selection ranging from core
beers, like Mango Wit, to specialties, like an
oak-aged Guru IPA, Proof offers what just
might be fermented gold.

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ALCHEMY SPIRITS & CONCOCTIONS


PRICE RANGE: $$$
For cocktail-lovers, Alchemy is Tallahassees
crown jewel. A 20s-themed speakeasy, Alchemy
expects customers to play the part, but the extra
effort to look swanky is well-worth the payoff:
Top-shelf cocktails tailored to perfection. No
two drinks are the same, and the bartenders (endearingly called alchemists) actually work with
you to get your cocktail just right. At Alchemy,
liquor isnt just alcohol. Its art.
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Drink Up.

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You cant afford not to.

Souvenirs

Words

Tuesday
AJs Sports Bar is
home to Flippin Tuesday,
where, with the flip of
a coin, bar-hoppers can
potentially win a free
shot. If shots arent exactly
your cup of liquor, choose
from AJs immense beer
selection, featuring big
daddy domestics for $3 or
double wells for just $5.
AJs is one of Tallahassees
best spots to watch the
game or get competitive
with your friends with
games like beer pong, flip
cup, darts or pool.
Ladies 21+ Free Entry
until 11 p.m., $5 After
Guys 21+ $5 After 10
Under 21 $10 After 10
Wednesday
Ladies Night at
Bullwinkles! $3 cover
gets ladies all you can
drink including UV,
Bacardi, wells and beer.
Guys pay no cover with
student ID, which gets 2
for $3 Bacardi, UV and
wells. Home to some of
Tallys best drink deals,
its tough to pass up the
quintessential FSU bar.
Mint Lounge hosts
Wine Down Wednesday,
with great atmosphere
and even-better live
music. Wednesdays offer

Quin Lemieux

$15 bottles of wine and $3


glasses.
Thursday
At Thursdays at
Bullwnkles, $10 will buy
you all you can drink
from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
This includes Bacardi,
Oakheart, UV, drafts and
wells.
Potbellys, dubbed
Pots, hosts Purgatory
Thursdays, offering allyou-can-drink from 9
p.m. to 12 a.m. on select
drafts, and all wells for
only $10. Pots is a student
favorite in Tallahassee for
its proximity to campus
and its great drink
specials.
Friday
Fridays at Bullwinkles
offer the only drink buffet
in Tallahassee. For $10,
top shelf liquor is free
from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. For
only $6, upgrade to a 32
oz. liquor pitcher for the
night.
Potbellys also hosts
World Famous Happy
Hour every Friday from
3 p.m. to 9 p.m. With
several indoor rooms
paired with a lax outdoor
patio, Pots provides a
social atmosphere, which

Get Home Safely


FSU makes sure
nightlife patrons get home
safe with various late-night
bus options.
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The NoleCab is a
partnership between FSU

and local taxi companies


to ensure students a safe,
affordable ride home. With
a valid FSU ID, students
can get a ride home from
the bars for $5.

will have you meeting and


greeting fellow Seminoles
while enjoying your
favorite drinks.
At a hub of bars
dubbed The Strip, $5
gets you into six bars
and one club. $1 dollar
domestics, $1 shots and
$1 dollar doubles until
11 p.m.
Saturday
Make your Saturday
super with Bullwinkles
Super Saturday offer, the
only all-you-can-drink
top shelf drink buffet in
Tallahassee. For $10, top
shelf is free from 7 p.m.
to 1 a.m. For only $6,
upgrade to a 32 oz. liquor
pitcher for the night.
Saturday night is
Standards 90s night. Get
down to your favorite
old school jams and
take advantage of some
amazing drink deals.
Cover starts at $5, with
the first 100 ladies getting
in for free, $2 doubles
until 11 p.m. and $3
doubles until 12 a.m.
Sunday
Those with no class
Monday can get down to
AJs for Sunday Funday.
AJs provides great
music, games and an
incredible atmosphere
for parents and college
students alike.
Free Entry 21+ until
Midnight
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shut down after two years due to the bad


location.
Tice began to get constant, irritating
headaches, so his friends recommended
herbal remedies for his ailment, which
worked better than the medications he
would take for them. He began feeling
deeply passionate about studying
different herbs and natural remedies. Not
long after, Tice retired from nursing and
went to school to become a professional
herbalist. He moved to Tallahassee
to be closer to familyhis sister and
brother-in-law are professors at FSU,
and his mother and son both moved to
Tallahassee as well.
Before long, Tice and his wife opened
their personal oasis, and Athenas Garden
was born.
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Before Bill Tice was an herbalist, he was just a nurse.


With Athenas Garden, Tice continues to promote
healing for the soul with herbal cures, spiritual remedies
and above all: human solidarity.
Bill Tice sits at ease on a bench outside
of Athenas Garden, holding a small
puppya pitbull mix. He just got it today.
How are you? I ask.
He looks at the dog.
Im happy because I just got her.
***
Inside Athenas Garden in Railroad
Square Art Park, hundreds of herbal
remedies, loose-leaf tea blends from
darjeeling to sniffle tea, line the walls of
the establishment, which serves to provide
natural, herbal and spiritual remedies to
patrons.
Through a small frame in the wall
with a beaded door curtain, visitors can

continue their journey to the backroom.


The walls are adorned with tapestries
everything from Wiccan statues to
Buddhist artwork decorates the peculiar
little shop.
Along the back wall sits a portrait of a
glowing little girl with strawberry blonde
hair and piercing eyesshe sits like a
small fairy in the wilderness, with pink
wings adorning her charming pink dress
and flowers in her hair, watching over the
place: Tices niece, Athena.
Tice was a former nurse in Colorado
before he came to Tallahassee and opened
Athenas Garden. Before that, Tice had
owned a consignment shop with a friend
in his home state of New York, but that

Tice says his goal with the store is


to educate people of natural remedies
instead of harsh, chemically made
medicines for ailments that dont
necessarily need it. With the store,
Tice aims to promote the message
of coexistingliving together and
supporting each other in harmony.
The different religions, they have a lot
more in common than they do different,
Tice said. Its using the earth to help heal
us instead of getting chemically made
[remedies] all the time. Its all earth-based
with the message to co-exist.
The front of the store is where over
390 herbs and remedies are sold, along
with about 80 combinations of tea blends,
from fruit teas to cold remedies. Herbs
offering antianxiety properties like
Kava Kava remain the most popular
especially during finals week.
A segue into the backroom through
the beaded curtain is a bit of a change
in atmosphere, offering several spiritual
remedies from different spiritual
disciplines, broken up into different
sections. The first section of the store is
the earthbound belief systemsNative
American spirtuality, pagan religions and
Wicca. The second section offers artifacts
of eastern belief systems like Buddhism
and Hinduism. In the back sits the
Abrahamic section, with items from the
Christian, Jewish and Islamic faiths.
Dont get me wrong, I believe in
modern medicine, but I think we tend
to overdo things and treat illnesses too
harshly with drugs that have more side
effects, Tice said. Most herbs dont have
these side effects. I will try
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p. 45 an herb first, and if it doesnt work, I will go to the


hospital and get penicillin if I need it. Im not stupid.

***
If you ask Tice what he holds dear to him, his response will be
family and community. The family holds close relationships with
the neighboring businesses in Railroad Square, holding benefits and
events with The Other Side Vintage and other businesses nearby.
I had aboutnot exaggeratingabout 20 people come in and
tell me, You guys should be in Railroad Square. I had never heard
of it before. So we drove down here one day, walked around once
and we just knew. The family originally opened in Havana, about 30
minutes north of Tallahassee.
The strong familial nature of the community is what drew Tice
and his family in. His favorite memory of the store is when his son
built the stage that sits across from Athenas Gardenan area that
many local musicians use to perform during First Friday, a monthly
block party which takes place the first Friday of every month,
with local art, music, street vendors and food trucks. The entire
neighborhood joined to help, and it fostered a sense of camaraderie
within the town.
Being able to help people with natural remedies brings a deeper
fulfillment to Tice than nursing ever did.
I am much more fulfilled, and I am much more relaxed here,
Tice said. I still have the fulfillment of being able to help people, but
I dont have agencies breathing down my neck and my supervisor
always looking over my shoulders. Im doing my own thing.
His strong connection with family and his community seems to
bring a comforting sense of fulfillment to Tice, but it has not always
been easy. Two months ago, his niece Athena, the little girl the store
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Most herbs dont have these side


effects. I will try an herb first, and
if it doesnt work, I will go to the
hospital and get penicillin if I need it.
Im not stupid.

Bill Tice

Herbalist and Athenas Garden Owner


was named after, passed from a congenital heart defect. 22 months
ago his son also passed and his mother died a week before our
interview.

Its been crazy. Some days I dont want to come in. I want to stay
on my couch. But I mean, this does give you meaning to life.
The ethereal portrait of Athena still remains hanging on the back
wall, her wings and radiant glow making her an angelic, celestial
presence in the rooman entrancing and beautiful testament to
ultimate spiritual transcendence.
***
Tices newest addition to the family runs around Athenas Garden,
jovially sniffing all of the incense and exploring through hidden
crevices in the shop. Just a puppy, Tice got her only 30 minutes ago.
For now, she remains nameless. But soon enough, she will become
part of a loving family, existing side by side with one another and the
rest of the world.
And thats spiritual remedy enough.

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Servicing your herbal healing


and spiritual needs, Athenas Garden
provides a selection of herbs and teas
unparalleled in the Tallahassee area.
Owners Bill and Linda also offer
classes such as their Intro to Herbs
for locals interested in learning more
about the uses and applications of
various types of herbs.

Planet Gumbo
During Bill SauceBoss Whartons time traveling across the
world for his musical performances, he founded the Planet Gumbo
foundation in order to make an impact on the homeless community.
Planet Gumbo hosts soup kitchens and performances across the
nation and accepts donations on their website.

First Friday
On the first Friday of every month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.,
Railroad Square galleries and businesses open their doors to visitors.
Live music is played and various performances are also located in
throughout the art park.

The Sharing Tree


As collaboration between Goodwill Industries-Big Bend,
Sustainable Tallahassee, Leon County Schools and the Leon County
Government, The Sharing Tree is a reusable resource center for
educators, artists and students in the community. Members of the
community can also donate gently used craft and art supplies, a list
of items that cannot be donated can be found on their website.

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A family-owned and operated vintage warehouse,


this local shop not only houses various consignment
shops, but also contributes to the community by frequently
donating and holding fundraisers for local charities and
organizations. With everything from costumes to records to
furniture, The Otherside Vintage houses a large and wide
selection of eclectic finds.

Cosmic Cat Comics


Cosmic Cat Comics is a full service comic
store that provides both classic and new comic
collections, as well as subscriptions.

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Railroad Square
Welcome to Art District, the mecca of Tallahassees counterculture. Youll meet the most fascinating people of Tallahassee here, from the herbalists of Athenas Garden to the performance artists
in Mickee Faust Club. Those with open minds are all welcome.
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The Mickee Faust


Academy of the
REALLY Dramatic Arts
Providing an alternative performance
venue shaped by the Ethic of Accommodation,
performances showcase diverse members of the
community in order to develop a unique artistic
voice. Projects such as cabarets, theatre, radio and
video are developed through collaborations and
produced and performed throughout the year.

Tallahassee Buddhist
Community
Offering meditation groups, yoga and
Buddhist study, the Tallahassee Buddhist
Community is open to all those interested in
Buddhism. Yoga classes can be found on their
website calendar and are $6 for both students and
seniors and $8 for all others.

621 Art Gallery


Established in 1981 as a non-profit
organization run by members of the
Tallahassee community, including faculty
at Florida A&M University, Tallahassee
Community College and Florida State
University, the 621 gallery showcases fine
contemporary art from around the SouthGeorgia, North Florida areas.
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Wonsaponatime Vintage
Another
locally-owned vintage
shop, the owners
travel across the
state and country to
find unique items
to showcase in their
store. Selling both
men and womens
clothing, shoes
and accessories,
Wonsaponatime
Vintage specializes
in offering trendy
items from the 50s
to the 90s.
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College Town
Madison Street introduced a whole new element to Tallahassees urban landscape this year
with the addition of College Town, which newly opened September 2013. College Town is an
entertainment district located a short walk from Doak Campbell Stadium. Its comprised of luxury
student housing as well as a slew of bars, stores and dining options. Words Ryan Brown

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MADISON SOCIAL
Madison Social is a
wonderful and classy social house
open between the hours of 11 p.m.
and 2 a.m. every day, featuring
a plethora of delicious lunch
and dinner options, as well as
incredible happy hour deals.

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SAMBA CANTINA
Offering a
fully functioning
bar and grille,
Cantina features
delicious Mexican
and Brazilian cuisine.
A fantastic place to
grab dinner, drinks
or just hang with
friends or visiting
family.

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Recess is one of Tallahassees most Miami spots, with a rooftop,


poolside bar located at the top of College Town with a clear view of Doak
Campbell Stadium and the surrounding area. Recess is most popular for their
weekend pool parties, which take place every Sunday at 1 p.m.

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URBAN OUTFITTERS
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Urban is not
only one of the
nations most popular
clothing stores, its
also Tallahassees
newest favorite
hangout spot. With
a large outdoor
courtyard featuring
games and live music,
as well as an indoor
coffee shop and
many deals exclusive
to FSU students,
Urban Outfitters
at College Town is
an unbeatable spot
to both shop and
socialize.

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Florida State Bookstore


FSU Bookstore off
Woodward is the one-stopshop for all your campus
needswhether it is gameday gear, textbooks or school
supplies. The bookstore also
houses an Apple-affiliated
section, where computers and
computer essentials are sold.
Bills Bookstore
With multiple locations
around Tallahassee, Bills
provides a cheaper alternative
to FSU bookstore, offering
cheaper Florida State gear
and all your game-day needs.

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Olde Fields
A boutique right on
Gaines Street in Tallahassees
art district, Olde Fields
provides perhaps the most
stylish of FSU gear. Game
day chic attire is their forte,
selling things like garnet
bandeaus, garnet and
gold dresses and trendy
crewnecks. Olde Fields sells
perhaps the most fascinating
FSU logo: a skull Seminole
head designed by a local
tattoo artist across the
street from the storefront at
Euphoria. Crop tops, skirts
and hoodies are also offered,
so shoppers can be the best
dressed during game day.

Brooklyn Water Bagel brings the titular New York bagels to Florida States backyard, along
with delicious pizza and coffee. Proudly displaying the proprietary water treatment that makes
their bagels so exemplary, Brooklyn Water Bagel is a fantastic place to grab a bite or drink at any
time of the day.

POMBERRY
Considered
College Towns
frozen yogurt
paradise,
Pomberry is
an essential
stomping
ground for any
college student.
Pomberrys high
standards for
both quality and
nutrition ensure a
tasty and healthy
dessert for all.

Garnet & Gold


With a location in
Governors Square mall and
another right near Doak
Campbell Stadium, Garnet
& Gold has an enormous
selection of FSU apparel.
Their apparel is fairly priced
in comparison to other FSU
merchandise retailers, selling
everything from mugs, polos,
game day face tattoos and
baby clothes.

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