So before we actually made our way to Disney this past weekend, we had a few stops along our route. We left early Wednesday morning and headed down to Gainesville, FL. During the drive, I insisted that we stop at Panera Bread for lunch because holy goodness do I miss having one of those around!! Y’all… there is not a single one in Mississippi (at least not last time I checked!). I had a bunch of food in the car, so I tried to save some money by just getting a bagel and it was soooo good! I’d never tried an everything bagel, but I really enjoyed it.
One of my good friends from the Disney College Program, practically like the little brother I never had, goes to the University of Florida in Gainesville and so I told him we’d stop by to have dinner. I haven’t seen him in almost a year! He promised to take us to a unique place in town and it did NOT disappoint! The restaurant was called Satchels and it was a local pizza joint. They had some super unique decorations and the atmosphere was very hipster, vibrant, and fun.
I seriously LOVED the keys glued to the wall, I thought it was such a great idea!
Another thing that was really neat about this place was that they didn’t take cards, you had to use an ATM machine to pay with cash and although that is way annoying, the fee that it costs to do so is donated to a charity organization. That sounds great and I was happy to do so, although later I found out that my bank also charged me… so I ended up paying $4 in fees to get $20 cash and $2.50 of those fees went to my bank because of that. Neat idea, but still not ideal for customers in my opinion, but I was happy to have a portion of that go towards a charity.
The pizza was huge and delicious and I had no other complaints about the experience! I got just a slice of pizza and it was big and filling. We also splurged on desserts. We each purchased a dessert and shared them among each other. You could view their dessert menu through these old school things!