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Get to know Tally

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Known as the state capital and home of Florida State University, Tallahassee is far more than a college town or stuffy legislative hub. Along with a blossoming food scene that’s hit its stride in the last decade, Tally is also home to a thriving arts community and dozens of cultural events throughout the year. Warm weather marks the start of festival season, including the Springtime Tallahassee music festival and Word of South literature and music festival. Spend a morning wandering the grounds of the Grove Museum, an antebellum home and former governor’s mansion-turned-museum that, uniquely, centers the narrative of the enslaved people who built and maintained the sprawling property. Once hunger strikes, head to Jeri’s Midtown Cafe for scratch-made soups and sandwiches or SōDOUGH Baking Co, where heavenly brioche doughnuts are just the tip of the iceberg. Don’t miss out on the colorful street art and funky shops at Tallahassee’s Railroad Square Art Park, a creative center housed in a World War II era warehouse district.

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Snapshot: Tallahassee

Tallahassee is far more than a college town or stuffy legislative hub. The city is home to a blossoming food scene that hit its stride in the last decade.

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Riffing on the Jungle Bird

Dalton Bedard brings global influence from his travels to the cocktails at Charlie Park—including a Brazilian spin on the Malaysian classic, the Jungle Bird.

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Jungle Bird

This Malaysian cocktail is sure to transport you to bliss with its tropical ingredients of rum, pineapple juice, and syrup.

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Beija Flor

This 3-step cocktail transports anyone who takes a sip to South America with flavors of cinnamon, rooibos tea, and Campari liqueur.

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Private Island Punch

This punch recipe pairs rum perfectly with tropical flavors of pineapple and coconut with uniqueness of cinnamon and bitters.

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New Florida Restaurants

In the Local Palate’s New Restaurants Issue, local contributor Lauren Titus gives an overview of new restaurants in Florida, from bakeries to cocktail lounges.