Dish Update – October 2015

 

DSC03279Sip some at Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails during their 4.B4.5 special: a select group of libations pour for $4 between 3-5pm. From 5-7pm and 10-12:30am enjoy their regular happy hours on Friday and Saturday Nights, with $4 craft beer, $6 wine by the glass and $5.50 premium wells and other specialty drink prices.

 

0063_SweetPetes_EarnestSweet Pete holds some sweet candy making classes every month! Learn to make Chocolate Pizza, Lollipops, taffy and more. This month you can also learn to make a 3-D candy Jack o’ Lantern. See their website for a complete calendar of classes. www.sweetpetescandy.com/pages/candy-classes

 

DVI_Hemming PlazaThursdays Hemming Beer Garden Entertainment and beer, what could be better? Local and craft beer, as well as wine and specialty cocktails, under a canopy of trees in the heart of Downtown. 9/3 Spice and the Po Boys, 9/10 Jessica Pounds and Pete Mosely of Canary in a Coalmine, 9/17 Jacksons Night Market featuring DJ Kevin Snow, 9/24 Jaguar Experience, with music by John Citrone. 5-8pm, Hemming Park, Downtown Jacksonville, www.hemmingpark.org

 

Oct 3 Oktoberfest at Jax Beach European Street German beer, craft beer, hard cider and pumpkin spice beer will all be available at this well-loved fest. The first 100 people to buy drink/food tickets will get a 1-liter, glass Warsteiner boot to drink from. Come in Lederhosen or Dirndl and get a free beer. Sam Adams Stein Hoisting competition with great prizes for the overall male and female winners. Sierra Nevada Nooner bag toss. Food includes Bavarian pretzels, German Sausage Samplers with sauerkraut and hot German potato salad. The Hungry Five Oompah Band performs from 1-4pm. Get your bluegrass on with Grandpa’s Cough Medicine from 6-9pm. 11am-9pm. 992 Beach Blvd., europeanstreet.com

Oct  3 Jax Truckies Food Truck Championship Featuring over 20 Jax Truckies food trucks competing for Judges’ Choice and People’s Choice. Plus, a live DJ, beer garden featuring Intuition Ale Works, giveaways and raffles, a kids’ zone sponsored by Jacksonville Moms Blog and more! This event is FREE and open to the public. Benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida. Live music on the Coca-Cola Riverfront Stage by Boogie Freaks 8pm–1am. Live music at Fionn MacCool’s by Ace Winn 8pm–12am. Event goes from 4-9pm. Jacksonville Landing, www.jacksonvillelanding.com

Oct 3-4 Festa Italiana The Italian American Club of Jacksonville (IAC) joins the City of Jacksonville in the observance of October 2015 as Italian American Heritage Month. IAC, established in 1951, is hosting FESTA ITALIANA, a two-day celebration of all things Italian, and that includes the food! Italian American Club of Jacksonville, 2838 Westberry Road, (904) 268-2882, www.iacofjacksonville.com

Oct 3 Woody’s Rib Eating Contest and VIP Party Guests will enjoy finger foods, cake, face painting, prizes and fun for the whole family. Proceeds will support Dreams Come True and the dream of a local child. $10 donation for contest. Noon. Woody’s Bar-B-Q, 8206 Philips Hwy

Oct 3-4 Datil Pepper Festival & Home and Garden Show Datil peppers are the star of this fest, featuring horticulture, home and garden exhibits and more. St. Johns County Agriculture Center, 3125 Agriculture Center Drive, St. Augustine

Oct 4 St. Augustine Independent Restaurant Association Food & Wine Festival Want to eat local? This is the tasting event you’ll want to attend. Enjoy 100 wines and tastes from various locally owned St. Augustine restaurants (no chains here!). Benefits the St. Augustine Boys and Girls Club. Tickets $50 per person. Noon-4pm, The River House, 179 Marine St., St. Augustine, www.staugustinerestaurants.com

Oct 7 Oktoberfest Art Walk Beer, sausage and much more. German oompah music, creative contests such as beer stein-holding and sausage-eating, along with local celebs make this event a mid-week treat. 5pm. Downtown Jacksonville, jacksonvilleartwalk.com

Oct 9-10 Jaxtoberfest German-style music, dance, local entertainment, games, many types of dogs, wieners, brats, sausages, German pretzels, and, of course, the traditional beer. Live music starts at 1pm and runs until close at 11pm. Bring the whole family for a weekend of fun in the St Johns Town Center. jaxtoberfest.com

Oct 9-11 St. Augustine Greek Festival Go Greek at this annual fest, with food, live music and dance, Greek-style! Includes dance floor for the public. Admission is $3 for adults, with free admission for children ages 3 to 12 and active military. Hours are 4-10pm Friday, Oct 9; 11am-10pm Saturday, Oct 10; and 11am-5pm Sunday, Oct 11. Francis Field, St. Augustine, www.stauggreekfest.com

Oct 10 One Night in Paris A gala benefitting The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s North Florida Chapter. Cocktails, seated dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions. Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa, 1000 PGA Tour Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, northflorida.jdrf.org

Oct 13 Taste of Burma Kitchen Takeover Part of Blue Bamboo’s Kitchen Takeover series, wherein a chef takes over the kitchen at the restaurant, with a percentage going to the chef’s charity of choice. This time around, it is Lutheran Social Services Refugee Program. Chef Evan Fowler will be taking over! Search for tickets on Eventbrite. $50, Blue Bamboo, Southside, bluebamboojacksonville.com/blue-bamboo-kitchen-takeover-restaurant-series

Oct 17 Bold City Brewery 7 Year Anniversary Party Join the celebration! Enter raffles for free beer for a year, eat barbeque from Mojo no. 4, enjoy $2 pints all day and live music by local bands. 1-11pm, 2670 Rosselle St, www.boldcitybrewery.com

Oct 17 Oktoberfest at Riverside European Street German beer, craft beer, hard cider and pumpkin spice beer will all be available at this well-loved fest. The first 100 people to buy drink/food tickets will get a 1-liter, glass Warsteiner boot to drink from. Come in Lederhosen or Dirndl and get a free beer. Sam Adams Stein Hoisting competition with great prizes for the overall male and female winners. Sierra Nevada Nooner bag toss. Food includes Bavarian pretzels, German Sausage Samplers with sauerkraut and hot German potato salad. The Hungry Five Oompah Band performs from 1-4pm. Get your funk on with Tropic of Cancer from 6-9pm. Run the Quadrant Runtoberfest 5k, starting at 5 pm, register at www.prsracetiming.com. European Street, 2753 Park Street, europeanstreet.com

Oct 17 Abor”eat” um Various eateries and local companies come together for this tasty event, benefiting the Jacksonville Arboretum: Biscottis, Bono’s, Pastiche, Guanabana Ice Pops, Havana Jax, Indochine, Mudville Grille, River City Brewing Company, Salt Life Food Shack, Taco Lu, Green Room Brewery, Bold City Brewery, Zeta Brewing Company, Publix, Certified Steak & Seafood Company, Coffee Perks, and Earth Fare. $50 per person, $90 per couple, Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens, www.jacksonvillearboretum.org

Oct 18 Oktoberfest at Francis Field Celebrate Oktoberfest in St. Augustine with a biergarten tent, German beer, sauerkraut, pretzels, arts & crafts, as well as lots of kids’ activities including face painting and a bouncy house. Admission is $5 per person, with children age 2 and younger admitted free. sertomastaugustine.org

Oct 22 Vegan Dinner Featuring Cigar City and New Belgium Limited release beers from both breweries to be paired with some great raw and vegan dishes prepared by Shakti Life Kitchen. European Street, 5500 Beach Boulevard, europeanstreet.com

Oct 24 Eco Latino’s 8th Annual Hispanic Art Walk Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with music, arts, dancing and food. The event is FREE and open to the public. 4pm–midnight, Jacksonville Landing, www.jacksonvillelanding.com

Oct 25 Caring Chefs Benefits Children’s Home Society of Florida. Get on your walking shoes and get ready to taste much of what Jacksonville has to offer at the Avenues Mall, as it will be filled with area restaurants. Jacksonville’s premiere tasting event, sells out to crowds of 2,000. $70, 7-9:30pm, www.chsfl.org/caringchefs

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