by erin thursby
The Augustine Grille at Sawgrass Marriott just got the “Snail of Approval” award from the local chapter of Slow Food USA, which promotes equity and sustainability in food policy, production practices and market forces. They’re one of the very few places in the area that serves dry-aged steak, for which they have my seal of approval!
Downtown’s Friday Market will be making the move from Hemming Plaza to The Landing this month. During bad weather they’ll have the option to move things inside.
Mojo Barbecue is set to open a locale in Avondale. Don’t get your taste buds ready quite yet, as they aren’t set to open until next year.
If you’re hip to Thai and you work Downtown, Indochine just opened above Burrito Gallery
The St. Johns Town Center has opened a new restaurant, the BlackFinn American Grille (see the next page for more).
Pteez’s Gourmet Popcorn, home to a myriad of popcorn flavors (and funnel cake, we hear they have that too) has opened on Blanding Boulevard.
Giovanni’s in Jacksonville Beach has closed.
SweetWater Brewing Company, Atlanta brewers of 420 Extra Pale Ale, Sch’Wheat!, IPA, Blue, Georgia Brown and the Catch and Release Seasonal Beer Series, will be bringing their award winning brews to Jacksonville. Ask for them at your favorite pub.
Oct 5 20th Annual CFI Golf Classic to Benefit Meals on Wheels 100% of proceeds raised go directly to serving a hot meal and personal safety check to over 900 north Florida frail, elderly and disabled residents. Over 400 Duval County seniors still wait on a list for a meal! Help us Kick Senior Hunger out of Jacksonville! Amelia Island Plantation, Long Point, www.cfijax.org
Oct 7 16th Annual Barbara Ann Campbell Memorial Breakfast The Barbara Ann Campbell Memorial Breakfast brings domestic violence education and awareness to more than 600 guests from throughout the community annually. The breakfast is the highlight of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, as well as Go Purple Day, and will feature The Clothesline Project Art Exhibit, The Empty Place at the Table Awareness Exhibit and special participation by students from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. 7:30am– 9 am, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, www.hubbardhouse.org
Oct 7 12th Annual Transformations – The Way Home Come together before the show to mingle, enjoy live music, great food and drink, and bid on amazing silent auction packages. Join us as individuals and families share their first-hand accounts of struggling with homelessness and finding the way home. Then, join us for the Transformations Tribute Show, heartwarming stories of lives transformed through the Sulzbacher Center’s comprehensive programs and community partnerships. For tickets ($50 each) or sponsorship information please call (904) 394-8084 or visit www.transformations2010.org 5:30 pm – 9 pm, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront www.sulzbachercenter.org
Oct 8 4th Annual Charity Classic The University Club partners with The Boselli Foundation for the Charity Classic. Don’t miss this exciting evening of lavish hors d’oeuvres, excellent wines, brews and a exciting silent auction and the while supporting three fantastic charities. Make your reservations today 396-1687. $35, 7 pm-10 pm, University Club, www.uc-jacksonville.com
Oct 16 Jax India Fest 2010 The event will have fifty-plus booths from a variety of regional Indian organizations and businesses that cater to the local population. The booths will be of authentic Indian cuisine, traditional Indian dresses, traditional Indian jewelry, and Indian art. 3 pm – 11 pm,
Metropolitan Park, http://jaxindiafest.org/
Oct 21-24 Southern Women’s Show From savvy shopping to creative cooking ideas healthy lifestyle tips. Plus, you won’t want to miss our trendy fashion shows, great celebrity guests, and fabulous prizes. Prime Osborn Convention Center, www.southernshows.com/wja/
Oct 23 2nd Annual Oktober Fest ‘10 Description Beer Sampling, Food, and Polka Bands! (Ticket price includes admission and beer sampling). VIP tickets available now through Sept 13th at Seven Bridges 9735 Gate Parkway Jacksonville, Ragtime 207 Atlantic Blvd. Atlantic Beach, and 1 King Street St. Augustine. This event is for those 21 years of age, and older. For additional ticket information call 260-9770. $10, 6 pm-10 pm St. Augustine Beach Pier and Pavillion
Oct 31 The Shalom Y’all Jewish Food Festival Come on down to Savannah for a taste of Jewish cuisine. Free admission and entertainment, but you’ll want to buy taste tickets. Noodle Kugel, kosher hot dogs, blintzes, kosher candy and more will be there for your noshing pleasure and purchase! 11 am- 4 pm, Forsyth Park, Savannah, GA, www.mickveisrael.org