Holiday greetings to everyone. At least two local Gainesville eateries are now on Twitter (who isn't these days?!?): Adam's Rib Co. and The Wine & Cheese Gallery. Adam's started following me on Twitter this past week. It looks like they also have a new site up.
Here's the Twitter feed for Adam's Rib Co. and here's the Twitter feed for The Wine & Cheese Gallery. (Check out my previous review on Panache, the little lunch spot tucked into the back of The Wine & Cheese Gallery). It will be interesting to see how Adam's uses Twitter (hmm...free ribs to your 100th follower?). The Wine & Cheese Gallery does a nice job of using Twitter to post their weekly menu link, talk about upcoming tastings, and generally have a good time talking with other foodies on Twitter.
I think a great example of a local restaurant effectively using Twitter is the Loveless Cafe outside of Nashville (the personality of the place really comes through on their tweets. It doesn't hurt that they have killer biscuits and jam!). It was on our visit to Nashville a few years ago that we learned about a "meat and three" (sort of a blue plate special - your choice of meat and three veggie side dishes).
The Satchblog of local Satchel's Pizza fame is also worth checking out. His blog certainly captures the highs and lows of being an independent restaurateur and is indeed "where Satchels ramble" (in a good way!).
Do you know of any other local Gainesville restaurants with a Twitter feed or a lively blog? Post in the comments below or drop me a line.
p.s. Unfortunately, I take back most of what I said positive about the Too Jay's here in Gainesville when it opened. Every time we've been back since our first visit it seems a little more lackluster (generally mediocre food and I-don't-really-care service attitude). On the other hand, speaking of chains, we recently tried the local BJ's Restaurant Brewhouse with friends and had a pretty good experience.