Jessica Fields

Sweet Talk with Calli Marie Bakes

is the fabulous brainchild of ’ head baker Calli Marie. In the past year, Calli has become a bonafide Jacksonville social media star, due to her quirky sensibilities as well as her unique cakes that combine beauty and flavor in a delightfully playful manner. Trained in the kitchens at the , Calli Marie honed her craft in a number of local Jacksonville bakeries before she fatefully landed at BREW Five Points. When she began baking as a pro shortly after finishing culinary school in 2013, Calli found herself making traditionally beautiful cakes that were chock full of artificial and lower …

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Hemming Park Beer Festival: Drinking Great Beer for a Great Cause

  and are presenting the inaugural at Hemming Park in downtown Jacksonville on Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 6-9pm. This event is being held as a fundraiser to benefit the , a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Surprisingly, it will be the first major beer festival to be hosted in Hemming Park. While craft brews have played an important role in many of the events that have recently taken place there, beer has never been the primary feature of an outdoor festival in the park. With the inception of the Hemming Park Beer Festival, this omission has been rectified. The organizers will …

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BREW Five Points

Five Points is the newest coffee shop to pop up in increasingly trendy , adjacent to  and across the way from Hawkers. The small space which it occupies is cavernous and rather dark in the back area, with a nice and open front area. The decor is uncomplicated, modern, and clean. There is a communal feel to the place, with bar seating and longer tables that encourage patrons to meet and talk to each other. Their menu includes coffee drinks, beer and beer cocktails, artisanal sodas, and toast. The coffee menu is primarily espresso oriented, with local  espresso featured along …

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Best Restaurant Bars in Jacksonville

The experience of having a beer, a glass of wine, or a cocktail with one’s meal is a time-honored tradition that I totally support. It’s easy to say that support for this tradition runs high, considering the plethora of restaurant bar options that are available in our fair metropolis. It goes without saying that some restaurants have better bars than others, and that sometimes a particular place will be better for satisfying a specific craving than others. For the sake of brevity, these four restaurants provide a good mix of tasty food and delightful libations that make them some of …

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Sidecar: San Marco’s New Craft Cocktail Destination

is the latest craft cocktail bar to open in the Jacksonville core, in a convenient location along Hendricks Avenue in the San Marco area. It is in the same building as , which is a Neapolitan-style pizza place. It also happens to be right up the street from . All in all, this area is beginning to hop with nightlife possibilities. Sidecar is the literal dark side of the building it shares with V Pizza, with its half painted in a dark gray with a black awning and a small wooden sign. The space itself is surprisingly large, with a …

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april, 2022

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