by Erin Thursby
We’re excited about the South American flavor due to come out in Neptune Beach at the Flying Iguana. Check them out at www.facebook.com/FlyingIguanaJax. Chef Josh Agan is the Executive Chef. He was formerly the Executive Chef at bb’s, where he started their rooftop garden. Flying Iguana is owned by Al Mansur, also the owner of hometown franchise Al’s Pizza.
In Riverside, Cafe Freda has opened. See the review on page 21.
Did you know that Burger King is a hometown chain? Burger King was born right here in Jacksonville. They’re celebrating their 60th this year. Through early November, participating restaurants in the area are offering the classic Whopper with small fries for $3.99 or two for $5 on a selection of the Premium Alaskan Fish sandwich, the Whopper or Original Chicken sandwich. The first Burger King actually opened under a different name (Insta-Burger King) on Beach Boulevard in 1953. Back then, hamburgers cost just 18 cents.
Tuesdays Intuition Cookbook and Taste Test Tuesdays Intuition Ale Works will be publishing a cookbook in December. In the meantime you can join them for samples of some of the recipes that will be in the cookbook, and, if you like them, you can pre-order. 720 King St, www.intuitionaleworks.co
Oct 3 Save Silver Low Country Boil An event for the protection of the Silver Springs and the St. Johns River. Sponsors include Intuition Ale, Black Hog Farm, Jacksonville Water Water Taxi and Fisherman’s Dock. $25, kids under 12 free, 6-8 pm, Sadler Point Marina, 4669 Roosevelt Blvd, www.stjohnsriverkeeper.org
Oct 3 Fresh Market Wine Gala An exclusive wine and food event, hosted by the Fresh Market and benefiting the Mandarin Museum & Historical Society. Guests can sample a variety of wines, enjoy shrimp cocktail, crab cake and other hors d’oeuvres as well as discounts on wine purchases. Proceeds from the ticket sales will go directly to the Mandarin Museum & Historical Society to aid in the organization’s efforts to preserve the heritage of the Mandarin. 8-10 pm, The Fresh Market on 12795 San Jose Blvd. Advance tickets are available for $35. They may be purchased at www.mandarinmuseum.net.
Oct 5 41st Annual Rock Shrimp Festival The streets will be overflowing with day-long entertainment, demonstrations, arts & crafts vendors and food concessionaires at this St. Marys festival. A favorite for the day will be the dinners, which include fresh rock shrimp, the southeastern delicacy that is the festival’s namesake. The festival is organized by the Kiwanis Club of St. Marys and supported by the City of St. Marys and area sponsors. All proceeds are spent locally to benefit children and youth in Camden County. For information or questions contact the St. Marys Convention & Visitors Bureau at (912) 882-4000 or visit www.smkiwanis.com.
Oct 5 Oktoberfest Party at Jax Beach Be one of the first 100 to arrive and receive a complimentary one liter glass boot to drink from. Come in traditional lederhosen or dirndal for one free beer. Live oompah band, prizes and games. 11 am-9 pm, European Street at Jacksonville Beach
Oct 11-13 The Annual Greek Festival A delicious assortment of Greek foods, pastries and beverages will be served. Enjoy non-stop entertainment with live Greek music by the Hellenic Band and dancing by beautifully costumed Greek dance troupes. Come join in the fun and experience St. Augustine’s rich Greek heritage. Admission is $3 for adults and free for those 12 and under and active military and their immediate family with ID. Francis Field, 29 Castillo Dr., St. Augustine, next to the downtown Visitor’s Center Parking Garage. For more information about all the weekend events visit www.stauggreekfest.com or text GREEK to 22411.
Oct 11-Oct 13 Jacksonville Farmers Market 75th Anniversary Celebration Weekend Food trucks, entertainment, kids zone, exhibits and more! “Like” and watch the Jacksonville Farmers Market’s Facebook page for more updates and details. Presented by St. Vincent’s HealthCare and co-sponsored by Sea Best Seafood & Sight and Sound Productions along with Wells Fargo, Coca-Cola & North Florida TPO. www.facebook.com/jaxfarmersmarket
Oct 13 A Slow Country Boil Travel back in time to “Prohibition Days” when Glen St. Mary was the heart of moonshine making in Northeast Florida. Lin and Magi Taber, owners and stewards of The Glen, will host the Slow Food First Coast final Sunday Supper of the 2013 series. Put on your jeans and relax as you and your friends celebrate Old Florida tastes and traditions. $65, tours and tastings start at 1 pm, dinner starts at 3 pm. slowfoodfirstcoast.com
Oct 17 World-Class Wine Dinner Mitchell’s Fish Market is hosting a world-class wine dinner. Reservations required at 645-3474. $49.99 plus tax and gratuity per person, 7 pm, www.mitchellsfishmarket.com
Oct 19 5th Annual Filipino Pride Celebration at the Landing You might come for the music and cultural performances, but we go for the Filipino pork! 10 am-1 pm, www.fpdjax.com
Oct 21-26 2nd Annual Spanish Wine & Food Festival St. Augustine’s Spanish heritage celebrated with food and wine! Ticket prices vary. www.spanishwinefestival.com
Oct 27 Caring Chefs This premier food event of Northeast Florida is held every year in the fall on both levels of the Avenues Mall. Live music provides a fun atmosphere as you move from booth to booth sampling unique dishes. www.chsfl.org/caringchefs
by Erin Thursby