The Chef Selects

Here at EU Jacksonville, we want to spread the word about everything tasty here on the First Coast. We’ve talked to some of our area’s chefs about what they think you should order at their restaurants this season and why.

The Chef Selects, Chef Michael McKinney, Restaurant Orsay, Scallop and Truffle Crudo, Black Sheep Restaurant Group, Photo by Erin Thursby

The Chef Selects: Michael McKinney of Restaurant Orsay Talks Scallops

Here at EU Jacksonville, we want to spread the word about everything tasty here on the First Coast. We’ve talked to some of our area’s chefs about what they think you should order at their restaurants this season and why. By Erin Thursby, EU Food Editor & Executive Director of GastroJax   Restaurant Orsay has been one of the standard-setters in Jacksonville for upscale cuisine for some years now, and if you’re looking to impress, it should be on your shortlist. The base here is French, but with American Southern influences and a modern take, so you’ll find international flavors …

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Bellwether, Black Sheep Restaurant Group, Downtown Jacksonville, Florida, Chef Kerri Rogers, The Chef Selects

The Chef Selects: Kerri Rogers of Bellwether Experiments with Untraditional Kimchi

Here at EU Jacksonville, we want to spread the word about everything tasty here on the First Coast. We’ve talked to some of our area’s chefs about what they think you should order at their restaurants this season and why. By Erin Thursby, EU Food Editor & Executive Director of GastroJax Situated in the heart of , Bellwether is now open for dinner Wednesday-Friday. It’s part of the of restaurants. Chef Kerri Rogers has been a member of that family since the days of Chew, and she also worked at Black Sheep before rising to the level of Executive Chef …

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13 Gypsies, Riverside, Jacksonville, Chef Selects

13 Gypsies (Riverside) – The Chef Selects

Here at EU Jacksonville, we want to spread the word about everything tasty here on the First Coast. We’ve talked to some of our area’s chefs about what they think you should order at their restaurants this season and why. By Erin Thursby, EU Food Editor & Executive Director of GastroJax 13 Gypsies  () Those who haven’t been to are missing out on some of the best food Jacksonville has to offer. In conversations with area chefs, 13 G comes up often as a place they like to indulge their palates whenever they have a day off. One taste of …

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Ovinte, Chef Selects, EU Jacksonville, St. Johns Town Center

Ovinte (Southside) – The Chef Selects

Here at EU Jacksonville, we want to spread the word about everything tasty here on the First Coast. We’ve talked to some of our area’s chefs about what they think you should order at their restaurants this season and why. By Erin Thursby, EU Food Editor & Executive Director of GastroJax Ovinte () One of two locally owned restaurants in the , is definitely a place you should be dining if you’re shopping on the Southside. There’s a lot of small plate and tapas action on their menu, so it’s the kind of place you can take a group for …

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Taverna pear salad, San Marco, Sam Efron, EU Jacksonville Chef Selects

Taverna (San Marco) – The Chef Selects

Here at EU Jacksonville, we want to spread the word about everything tasty here on the First Coast. We’ve talked to some of our area’s chefs about what they think you should order at their restaurants this season and why. By Erin Thursby, EU Food Editor & Executive Director of GastroJax Taverna () Impressive rustic elegance, delicious cocktails, and delightful salads make where you’ll want to class it up for an afternoon lunch or the evening. It’s also hip and swanky enough to earn anyone points on date night, too. Three years ago, they expanded their space and added a …

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Cafe Nola at MOCA Jacksonville, Downtown, Chef Selects

Cafe Nola (Downtown) – The Chef Selects

Here at EU Jacksonville, we want to spread the word about everything tasty here on the First Coast. We’ve talked to some of our area’s chefs about what they think you should order at their restaurants this season and why. By Erin Thursby, EU Food Editor & Executive Director of GastroJax Cafe Nola () More and more deliciousness is making Downtown Jacksonville a dining destination, but we think you should remember that has been making Jacksonville delicious for quite some time. I’ve never left there unsatisfied. It can be found on the lower level of the in , next to …

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Blue Bamboo (Southside) – The Chef Selects

Here at EU Jacksonville, we want to spread the word about everything tasty here on the First Coast. We’ve talked to some of our area’s chefs about what they think you should order at their restaurants this season and why. By Erin Thursby, EU Food Editor & Executive Director of GastroJax Blue Bamboo () Take a moment to chat with Chef of , and you’ll know why he makes my list as one of my favorite chefs in Jacksonville. Drop in for snacks and a saketini before the movies at Tinseltown or enjoy a full dinner. Blue Bamboo serves up Asian …

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Kitchen On San Marco – The Chef Selects

Here at EU Jacksonville, we want to spread the word about everything tasty here on the First Coast. We’ve talked to some of our area’s chefs about what they think you should order at their restaurants this season and why. By Erin Thursby, EU Food Editor & Executive Director of GastroJax Kitchen On San Marco () If you’re looking for a farm-to-table experience, is the place to be. They’ve carefully curated their farm providers, and though not all of them are local, they’re small farms with products of the highest quality. We highly recommend anything with ham or bacon in …

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