Jennifer Earnest

7 Burgeoning Trends of Jacksonville Dining

by JENNIFER EARNEST AND CHRISTOPHER IRVIN Just like in the world of fashion, food trends come and go. Some, like the shoulder pads of the 80s, have gratefully come and gone. When it comes to food, some trends go beyond being just “trendy.” These so-called trends actually develop and expand the fabric of our food scene into something better. The thing with trends is that they are all relative to whom you talk to– some people still dig shoulder pads, just as some people still believe vegans only eat salad.So, for the purpose of this article, we reached out to local …

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hawkers pad thai

Hawkers restaurant – a great location, a cool factor, and good food

After months of watching the build out, followed by a ton of social media chatter, I was very interested in checking out  for myself. After hearing so many good things about it, I was a little worried I was being set up for disappointment. However, luckily for me, it turned out to be a pretty perfect first date–from vibe to food to price. Hawkers has tapped into the three essential elements for success: a great location, a cool factor, and good food. It is perfectly situated on the corner of Park and Post, serving to expand the 5 Points dining …

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One Spark Creator – GASTROFEST 2015

Have you heard about  2015? It’s a  project with the hefty aspiration of creating a food and beer festival that will bring national attention and (over)due respect to our evolving food and craft beer scene.  (EU Jacksonville’s Food Editor) is the creative mastermind behind this project. While still early in its genesis, the mission is to create a very inclusive festival that celebrates our local talent, from fine dining to farmers, and everything in between. For the inaugural year, the festival will be a single day event, but will eventually grow into a multi-day experience. The core of the festival …

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october, 2021

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