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Sizzle and Spark: Embers Wood Grill and Sparks Bar Heating Up Gainesville's Food Scene

June Allen, Charles Allen, Ryan Todd, and Briton Dumas - the powerhouse quartet behind Embers Wood Grill in Gainesville, FL - have crafted a culinary experience that is a cut above the rest. With a focus on high-quality ingredients, exceptional service, and an unparalleled ambiance, Embers has become a go-to destination for celebrations big and small.

What began as a passion project to fill a void in the Gainesville dining scene quickly blossomed into a beloved institution. Since 2009, Embers has been delighting diners with their wood fire-grilled seafood and meat dishes, all made with the utmost care and attention to detail. And with the addition of their younger, more casual concept Sparks, Embers has truly become a one-stop-shop for all your dining needs.

But it's not just the food that sets Embers apart. With two Wine Spectator awards, wine training for their staff, and a reputation as one of the best Bourbon Bars in America, Embers offers an unparalleled beverage program to complement their exceptional cuisine. And with their commitment to using only the freshest, highest-quality ingredients and crafting everything in-house by hand, it's no wonder they've been named the fifth-best steakhouse in the state of Florida.

Embers Wood Grill has an extensive menu that is sure to please any palate. Their menu is focused on wood-fired dishes that are cooked to perfection over an open flame grill. Their signature dish is the Filet Mignon, a tender and juicy cut of prime beef that is cooked to your liking and served with your choice of sides. They also offer other steak cuts like the Ribeye and New York Strip, which are equally delicious. If you're in the mood for seafood, their Chilean Sea Bass is a must-try, served with a side of creamy mashed potatoes. And for those looking for something lighter, they offer salads like the Grilled Caesar and Roasted Beet Salad. Embers also has a great selection of appetizers, like the Crispy Calamari and Smoked Trout Dip, that are perfect for sharing. And don't forget about their dessert menu, which features classics like Crème Brûlée and Chocolate Lava Cake. Whatever you choose, you're sure to have a memorable dining experience at Embers Wood Grill.

So whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply looking to indulge in a high-end meal, make a reservation at Embers Wood Grill and prepare to be wowed. And don't forget to support local businesses like Embers through our Byppo app, where you can earn $5 rewards for every check-in at your favorite spots.

Authored by Adriana Rosales, member of the BYPPO marketing team and a student at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communication.


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