by erin thursby
City Kidz Ice Cream & Cafe introduced its new corporate box lunch program. Healthy and tasty lunch orders can arrive for a meeting, celebration or as a large lunch order. Order 10 or more lunches and they waive the delivery fee.
On a somewhat less healthy note, Dunkin’ Donuts will be opening two more franchises here in Jacksonville. One will open in 2012 and the other will open in 2013. This is part of an expansion that will open a total of 17 new locations throughout Florida.
On May 3rd Andy’s Farmer’s Market Grill will open next to the Jacksonville Farmer’s Market on West Beaver Street.
A new Urban Flats should be opening at 9726 Touchton Road on the Southside this month. Good news for fans of the flat bread and wine restaurant, who used to travel all the way to Ponte Vedra.
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives filmed several restaurants on the First Coast. On May 7th at 9 pm the Singleton’s episode will be re-run on Food Network and 13 Gypsies will be shown on the May 10 at 10 pm.
Every Friday Sake 101 5- 8 pm, Circle Japan (12192 Beach Boulevard, Suite 1), 710-5193.
Every Friday St. Johns Towncenter Market 3 pm- 8 pm, sjtcmarket.com
Every Saturday Riverside Arts Market www.riversideartsmarket.com
Every Saturday Orange Park Farmers Market 10 am- 2 pm, www.orangeparkfarmersmarket.com
Every Sunday Mandarin Farmers and Arts Market Noon- 4 pm, www.mandarinfarmersmarket.com
Wine Tasting Series at Zaitoon Mediterranean Grill Held on the First Wednesday of each month 6 pm- 8 pm, $15, 13475 Atlantic Blvd, Ste. 40 (located behind Fresh Market in the Harbour Village Shopping Center) www.zaitoongrill.com
May 21 Jacksonville Craft & Import Beer Festival It’s the second year for this festival and it promises to be bigger than last year. With over 35 breweries and 200 beers to taste, you’ll be sure to have a good time. VIP party starts at 5:30 pm ($45). General Admission at 7 pm ($30). Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, www.beerfestjax.com
May 26 Indie Dinner and a Movie at Gypsy Cab presents: Don McKay For a midweek date, you can take a ride to St. Augustine. The Indie film series at Gypsy Cab continues with the movie, Don McKay. Twists, turns, fantasy, reality, past history and future tragedy runs into a mass collison in this comic thriller. Doors open for dinner at 6 pm and the movie starts at 7 pm. Tickets are $25 and include a buffet dinner, the movie, one non-alcoholic beverage and a donation to the St. Johns Cultural Council. For reservations call (904) 824-8244. www.stjohnsculture.com
May 29 Blue Bamboo Cooking Class This time Dennis Chan is cooking up outdoor summer barbecue and showing you the ropes! $38 per person, includes lunch and a glass of wine or cocktail. 10 am- noon, www.bluebamboojacksonville.com
May 30 Jacksonville Jazz Festival-Jazz Brunch Enjoy the sounds of jazz with a brunch buffet of fresh salads, pastries and gourmet prepared entrees. African American artist Marsha Hatcher will be on hand to sign copies of her award-winning poster. For brunch reservations at Cafe Nola, call 366-6911, ext. 231. 11 am- 3 pm, Cafe Nola inside the MOCA Downtown, www.mocajacksonville.org