GLOB redesign creates new, handy features
The GLOB master is still grooving on the new Gainesville Lunch Out Blog look. That doesn't mean I'm not stumbling around still trying to figure it all out. Mostly, I am excited about the opportunities to share more news with my fellow GLOBers and the new slideshows are way cool, or so I think. The new additions that I think you will like are:
> On the restaurant pages of the GLOB, there is a new option to make the size of the text on your screen larger or smaller. I know some days the text looks REAL small, but now I can make the text large to suit my tired eyes. This FONT SIZE button is just below the restaurant title at the top left of the page.
> Look for the restaurant slide show at the bottom of the home page to be the window to the GLOB and a great way to find previously written feature stories. If you are in to playing games, you can try to guess what restaurant served up the tasty looking food in the pic before you float your cursor on it and see the link that gives it away and the arrow that will take you to that restaurant feature.
> A new window in the center of the page that is currently the Mission Epicurious category will change from time to time to feature other categories of lunch time news like Road Trips, Cajun Joey, and other big. hot local news the GLOB Master will want to share with all good GLOBers.
> Lastly the FOOD BY NAME item has been moved to the middle of the page for easy quick access to lunch time restaurant information.
A gigantic GLOB thank you to Lisa Renshaw and the Blu Dove Design team. The GLOB's new look and the incredible IT functionality is all possible thanks to the Blu Dove brain trust.
Do you have any thoughts on the GLOB's redesign? The worldwide offices of the GLOB would love to hear your thoughts. You can add your comments below this column or on any one of the GLOB's pages (that covers restaurant features, Daily GLOB archives, and news archives) or feel free to email me at the address below.
So I was out doing my walk, getting my miles in, when I spotted an excellent FOTR lunch stop, see photo above. The Kangaroo gas stations are having a special of a hot dog and a 20 ounce soda for $1.50. Let's think about this for a minute. You had a late morning appointment, and you're going to miss lunch because you have to be back at work. You can pull into a 'Roo, fill the vehicle up for $50 some odd dollars, and then you can run inside and fill your own personal fuel tank up for $1.50. Plus you can still get back to work before the lunch whistle blows. If you could figure out how to a make cheap Food On The Run gas station for your auto, you could become a wealthy person.
Over the holiday, I had an Uppercrust Bakery holiday lunch with White Apron's Jules Gollner, her husband Paul, and Cinema Verde Film Festival Director, Trish Riley. The UB makes a ham and cheese scone that is one of the best tasting pastry delights I have ever devoured. Synchronentally (that's a cross between synchronicity and incidentally), within weeks I was on the Food52 website and saw a recipe for a Walnut Sage Scone with Brown Butter Maple Glaze. This 20-pic recipe slide show was fascinatingly interesting. More importantly, however, the picture of the baked scone – slide 19 – made me think it might actually rival the UB ham and cheese scone. The maple butter glaze sounds rich, looks great, and I'm sure it would be delicious over ice cream too. The GLOB Master is going to make a batch of these scone beauties! To borrow from comments by those who use online recipes and then give their opinions: "This recipe was a prize winner. However, I made it even better by . . . . " and that's when I say "adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream and turning this breakfast gem into a dessert delight."
Mike Sanford is the GLOB Editor, and a Professional Eater. Please send him your comments, tweets, texts, or email him your opinons to the email address below:
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D. McGill Tuesday, 24 January 2012 10:33 Comment Link
regarding the Kangaroo hot dog and drink for $1.50, you can get a second hot dog included in your lunch for an additional dollar. 2 HOT DOGS 1 SODA FOR $2.50!
Love the new look! And I love reading this blog! Have you heard of Cafe Colette? They are a new cafe that opened inside of Wild Iris Bookstore. Their food is pretty amazing. They use a lot of locally sourced, organic ingredients with a French flair. Definitely would love to see a review on them for the OTL column!