This tiny, fine-dining restaurant may have single-handedly changed the perception of Gainesville from a college town fueled by pizza, chicken wings, and pitchers of beer to an up-and-coming culinary destination with imaginative menus driven by fresh Florida produce. What Paramount lacks in size and glitz it makes up for with its ever-changing menu. Try the organic beet salad and such entrées as sesame-roasted domestic red snapper with coconut milk and lemongrass basmati
rice, or grilled butcher-cut pork chops with white-cheddar polenta. If you miss lunch here, try the Sunday brunch.