The Tallahassee restaurant marks 40 years as a destination for lunch, dinner, brunch and cocktails.
This article by Tallahassee Table first appeared in Here’s Brunch, a pop-up column from Florida Politics.
Food Glorious Food has the feel of a special occasion setting with a laid-back vibe where you can indulge in top-notch dishes paired with creative cocktails and sinfully good desserts.
The restaurant is celebrating its 40th anniversary, which is an impressive feat on its own. Here’s another: FGF is the longest-running, woman-owned business in Tallahassee. Co-owner Susan Turner founded the restaurant in 1982. She later became business partners with chef Kevin Stout and his wife and pastry chef Michelle and the three expanded the space and menu to become an upscale destination for brunch, lunch and dinner.
In 2020, FGF was named to Florida Trend Magazine’s Golden Spoon Awards Hall of Fame.
Walk down a short flight of steps to Food Glorious Food, a modern space with vibrant art, soft lighting and a large dining area. The restaurant’s top floor is a cozy bar called Beans @ Betton and you can dine on outside patios under the shade of umbrellas.
The varied FGF menu changes but there are always lots of tempting choices.
A popular staple is the chicken and waffles – we loved the well-seasoned, breaded chicken breast atop a Belgian waffle. On a recent visit, other favorites included the flavorful Cuban frittata, garnished with black beans, salsa fresca, cheddar and Texas-sliced bacon and the delectable Eggs Benedict made with a slab of fried green tomato instead of the traditional Canadian bacon (that’s available too).
Next time, we’ll save room for desserts – on our visit they were a double chocolate chunk muffin and pecan sour cream coffee cake.
We opted for a cappuccino but the bar features Bloody Mary and mimosa options, including bottomless OJ mimosas.
– Details: Food Glorious Food, 1950 Thomasville Rd., Suite C; 850-224-9974. Hours: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., reopens at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (brunch), reopening at 5:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.