For 35 years, downtown Gainesville's Wine and Cheese Gallery has held court in a quaint white wood house that INsite Gainesville writer Jennifer Coleman calls "reminiscent of a classic French bistro.? Owners Bunky Mastin and Wade Tyler curate a larder with more than 3,000 varieties of wine, an international selection of cheeses, rich chocolates, and gourmet lunch items served on the charming patio bistro or inside at Panache, the shop?s restaurant.
Panache's chefs pull from the Gallery?s stock to harmoniously blend flavors in sandwiches such as The Normandy, which combines brie, apples, and cinnamon on french bread and is garnished with a miniature beret, and the turkey and havarti, which is balanced by an Adriatic fig spread. Patrons can also nibble on the quiche du jour or hide their faces from exes in soups that vary depending on the whims of the chef, with one recent creation involving sage matzo balls in the affairs of a ginger-chicken broth.
There are few online reviews for the Earth Origins Market (formerly Mother Earth Market) East Silver Springs Boulevard and 76th Boulevard locations, but there are some for the 13th Street location. Nine Google Mappers give it a three-star average, and five Yelpers give it a four-star average:
Ashley Hines, a licensed massage therapist at John French Massage Therapy, brings her medical massage experience to the table, utilizing her skills to soothe and relax. Working to help relieve chronic pain and stress for people using Swedish, heated-bamboo, and deep-tissue techniques, she kneads out uncomfortable knots and relaxes tense muscles. Come in for a medical massage?Ashley specializes in neck issues?or try a prenatal massage to ease pregnancy-related soreness and swelling at this soothing private studio.
Rx Care Pharmacy's team knows how hard it can be for certain people to make a trip to the pharmacy to pick up their prescriptions, so it offers free, same-day medication shipping. After the doctor calls in the prescription or drives it over in a messenger ambulance, the pharmacy will deliver it to the customer's home or office. Rx Care's pharmacists specialize in concocting custom compound medications and dealing with specialty medications for such diseases as multiple sclerosis and cystic fibrosis.
For more than a decade, the seasoned crustacean wranglers at Rio Crystal Seafood have scoured ocean waters in search of the sea's freshest fruits. Mariners adeptly lure 24 medium blue side-walkers into traps by outwitting the crabs and promising them vacation time-shares. Once the briny bounty emerges from the depths, seafood connoisseurs can pick up their shelled comestibles while they’re still scuttling. The live crabs can be taken home, boiled to the peak of succulence, and dipped in clarified butter, or new owners can teach the creatures the fine art of envelope opening.