Restaurant roundup: Jersey Mike’s, Dos Mamas and more


Published: Monday, May 21, 2012 at 4:31 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, May 21, 2012 at 4:31 p.m.

Jersey Mike’s Subs will open a franchise location Wednesday in the Millhopper Shopping Center.

The eatery offers “East Coast-style” subs with private label meats and cheeses sliced fresh for each sub on bread baked in the store, according to a news release.

The restaurant is at 2015 NW 43rd St., in the former Gainesville Opticians location, between Book Gallery West and Great Clips.

Former NFL linebacker Angelo Crowell and wife, Kimberly, are the franchisees. They also operate two locations in Tallahassee.

Angelo Crowell played at the University of Virginia and spent seven years in the NFL with the Buffalo Bills and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, from 2003-2010.

Jersey Mike’s started at the Jersey Shore in 1956 and has more than 750 locations open or under development nationwide.

DOS MAMAS

Dos Mamas Eastside Eatery is serving American home cooking from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays in the former Kickin’ Devil Cafe location at 2017 NE 27th Ave.

Rosa Sandoval and Terra LaFleur left their positions at a northwest Gainesville restaurant to go into business for themselves, opening May 7. Sandoval runs the restaurant and LaFleur runs catering. The business is available for private parties on weekends.

The menu includes two lunch specials daily, such as fried chicken, meatloaf, pork tenderloin, and chicken and dumplings, plus sandwiches and burgers. Breakfast items include breakfast burritos, biscuits and gravy, quiche, and a big biscuit with a burger and fried egg. The restaurant also serves beer and wine.

“We’re in an industrial area so we try to do something so the guys can come in and out and eat quickly,” LaFleur said.

The location is off of Waldo Road near Sonny’s BBQ and Alley Gatorz Bowling Center. Though not on a main road, LaFleur said the business should do fine with good food and good service.

KB KAKES

Kathy Blandford has been making wedding cakes, sculpted cakes and “Kake Truffles” out of a commercial kitchen for 10 years. On May 14, she opened a storefront in Alachua with daughter Erika Ashley to serve fresh coffee and petite sweets.

The business, at 13570 NW 101st Drive, is open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. It includes a consultation room for customers to design their own cakes. KB Kakes also caters.

Blandford’s truffles have been available at Dorn’s Wine Warehouse for three years.

CHUY’S TEX-MEX

Chuy’s Tex-Mex restaurant started hiring Monday to fill more than 150 full-time and part-time positions in preparation for a planned June 26 opening, according to a news release.

Chuy’s is renovating the former TooJay’s Deli in Butler Plaza.

Interested applicants must apply in person at a trailer in the parking lot from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Candidates are encouraged to bring a resume and a copy of their food handlers or Florida alcohol seller/server certification, if available.

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