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Commenting on/about the GLOB

GLOB is an acronym for Gainesville’s Lunch Out Blog, an acronym that I’m hoping -- with your help -- will become a staple in the ever-continuing discussion among folks in Gainesville about “What’s for lunch?”  If you don't know where to submit your comment you can include your posting below.

The GLOB encourages users to analyze, comment on and even challenge Gainesville's Lunch Out Blog articles, reviews and multimedia features.
User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.

Thanks again . . . and Bon Lunch!

Mike Sanford, Editor,
Gainesville’s Lunch Out Blog


  • Debra B
    Debra B Tuesday, 06 September 2016 11:10 Comment Link

    I think you should stick to your 3 restaurant rule limit and let Chipotle go... :-)

  • Kathleen Walston Pagan
    Kathleen Walston Pagan Tuesday, 06 September 2016 10:01 Comment Link

    Maybe you can add a link to your page for "GLOB" listings in Gainesville Food Deserts. So for instance if there is a new place in areas that are on the USDA map for food deserts (online here- , you will be informing persons in these areas (as well as the larger area, since hopefully the businesses will succeed). Win-win? In fact the new Chipotle location is not shown as a food desert, and the campus location at least does a robust business so may not need GLOB promotion.

  • Jane A
    Jane A Thursday, 01 September 2016 20:30 Comment Link

    As always, I have enjoyed tremendously from the rain music, the the corn cooking, the sugar recommendations, and the weather underground. You have a fine mind GLOB Master. It is such a pleasure that you offer us this GLOB service. J

  • Connie Doby
    Connie Doby Thursday, 30 June 2016 11:20 Comment Link

    Good morning Glob guy, Mr. Mike Sanford. I think the most beautiful tree in Gainesville is a Southern Red Cedar, located at the corner of SW 3rd Ave. and SW 10th St.., however I may be a little bias because the tree was planted there by the City of Gainesville to honor the volunteers that was awarded the 2016 Albert Massey volunteer award winners, which included my husband. So this will be my pick.

  • Jackie Betz
    Jackie Betz Wednesday, 29 June 2016 12:35 Comment Link

    Hi Mike. The most beautiful tree is the magnolia grandiflora just outside my kitchen window. I bought this tree in 2006 for $5. It was root-bound and sickly looking. I planted it, nurtured it, and this week it bloomed for the first time! Ten years of nurturing this little tree has given me joy! Your pal, Jackie Betz

  • Kathleen Walston Pagan
    Kathleen Walston Pagan Wednesday, 29 June 2016 10:03 Comment Link

    I think a most beautiful tree in Gainesville is the oak on the NW corner of the Thomas Center Lawn, with limbs branching out to shade a large area so people can enjoy the area even on a very hot day.

  • michele
    michele Thursday, 16 June 2016 22:52 Comment Link

    After reading your review of The Clock, I went to their website. And there began my befuddlement. You say they are open 24 hours daily, heading your article as such, and mentioning it as a place to go after the bars close. However, on The Clock's website, they list closing hours at 10:00 weekdays. 10:30 weekend nights. Which is it? On a personal note, I went by there about 2 months ago at 11 p.m., and found them closed.

  • Jane Osmond
    Jane Osmond Friday, 10 June 2016 07:58 Comment Link

    My husband and I had burgers at Square 1 the other day. Best burger I've had in a while. Thick, juicy, and cooked just the way I like it. A bit pricey for a burger but well worth it if you've got a craving.

  • GLOB Master
    GLOB Master Saturday, 04 June 2016 07:27 Comment Link

    Thanks for the nice note Jane! In August Gainesville's:Lunch Out Blog we be six years old and I continue to think I am living the dream every morning, getting up to play newspaperman in the GLOB sand box!

  • Jane Osmond
    Jane Osmond Saturday, 04 June 2016 07:08 Comment Link

    Mike I just wanted to thank you for your tireless efforts to keep Gainesville informed and entertained with your Daily GLOB. You consistently remind me of the great events going on in our city and of the many delicious food offerings available in our wide range of eateries.

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