When I was in school at UF (mid 90s), there was a little building at the corner of 13'th & Newburry (just off the extreme northeast corner of the main campus) which house three tiny little take-out restaurants that were cheap, fast, and nearly always open.
The first was Falafel King, which I believe was the first place where I ever had falafel with hummus, a combination to which I remain addicted to this day.
Second was Burrito Brothers, a place that served mediocre but spicy black-bean burritos that were cheap and filling.
And third was Chinee-Takee-Outee, which for you New Yorkers was roughly the same as every single one of the little Chinese take-out places that litter midtown Manhattan, except that most of the people who worked there spoke English as a first language.
I honestly cannot recall anybody every being offended by this. Granted, we didn't have a huge Asian student body.
Last weekend, as I drove from Birmingham to southern FL, I made it a point to stop by Gainesville for a bite to eat. Sadly, the aforementioned building has been demolished (in fairness, it needed to be) and the restaurants which it housed appear to be gone.
On the plus side, Caribbean Spice is still there, still run by the same fellow, and still just as odd as ever. (The prices have gone up slightly, but they still have the best cocoa bread in the known universe.)
Originally Posted by lsc224
WTH is Cracker McHonkies fried chicken?! LOL
Best damn chicken in the state!