Dish Update

#EATUPJAX: January Restaurant Openings, Closings, and New Locations

#EATUPJAX: January Restaurant Openings, Closings, and New Locations, Midtown Table

We’ve written about closing his restaurant, and assured you that your gift cards could be spent at his restaurant, . That WAS true, for a few months, but it isn’t true any more. Seems that Kenny Gilbert is pulling up stakes entirely and moving on from the First Coast to North Carolina. He opened the Fernandina restaurant in 2015. Over the holidays in St. Nicholas, a drunk driver plowed into the neighborhood watering hole . Nobody was hurt and business resumed the next day! In early December, the of Jacksonville let it be known that they had bought the old …

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#EATUPJAX: October Restaurant Openings, Closings, and New Locations in the Local Jacksonville Food Scene

10/Six Grille, #EATUPJAX: October Restaurant Openings, Closings, and New Locations in the Local Jacksonville Food Scene

Can I say I’m stoked about the decor of a restaurant? The building was briefly home to MLG after moved out. They drained all the color out of the place, opting for stark black and white instead. They tried being whimsical with menu item names, but it just didn’t work. I think the color has to be coming back with the 10/Six Grille, an Alice in Wonderland-themed restaurant. Best of all, they aren’t going Disney with it, sticking instead to the original inspiration of the actual source material which is trippy enough that I think the fun will be back. …

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#EATUPJAX: New Restaurants and Hangouts To Checkout Around Jacksonville This Summer

Buchner's Bierhalle, Murray Hill, Jacksonville, Florida, German Bar, Jason Grimes, Photo by Charlie Shuck

Seafood-hungry denizens of now have a new place to dine: Whispers Oyster Bar & Crabs at 331 W. Forsyth Street. Carribean and Southern dishes are on offer with decently priced specials such as their $12.99 junior crab in a bag, $10.99 shrimp pasta, $9.99 jerk pasta, $5 wings and $7 shrimp baskets. Expect southern sides like collards and classic mac & cheese to round out the selections. Those who work in the area will be glad of the 10% discount offered to government employees and Downtown businesses. Open every day 11:30am-11pm, with happy hour 5-9 pm. Jacksonville showed up in …

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Dishes of Fishes 🐟 Tasty Seafood From Restaurants in Jacksonville & The Beaches of Northeast Florida

Dishes of Fishes 🐟 Tasty Seafood Restaurants Around Jacksonville & The Beaches of Northeast Florida, Taverna, salmon, photo by Nate Mayo

Local Seafood Dishes Northeast Florida has a strong Southern food game, but we also shine when it comes to dishes from the water, sometimes from unexpected places. While places such as , , and others that specialize in seafood are local favorites, there are a number of from-the-water dishes that residents love, even in places that don’t have seafood front and center. At on the , there’s three dishes we recommend, depending on what you’re craving. For a lunch item we think their fish sandwich is a winner. It’s served in their bento box with their shoestring fries, which are …

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Native Sun’s Jacksonville Beach location named New Store of the Year

 Native Sun Natural Foods Market’s store, located at 1585 3rd Street North, has been named the 2016 Best New Store of the Year by New Hope Network, the leading media company in the Natural Products Industry. The award was announced September 23rd at the largest natural products trade show on the East Coast, Natural Products Expo East, held in Baltimore, Maryland. The newest Native Sun location recently celebrated its first anniversary and the innovative model has put Native Sun in the national spotlight. According to Christine Kapperman with New Hope Network, “Native Sun’s creativity and curation stands out as a …

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September #EatUpJax

Chef is stepping on over to the to open a second restaurant in our area, Gilbert’s Social. We’re thrilled that we don’t have to go all the way out to Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen in for a taste of what he can do! Our contributor gave Gilbert’s Social a visit, . Last month, in the old O’Brothers space in , Five Points Tavern opened its doors. Expect lively bar-fare from their menu, with beer, wine, and signature cocktails. The long-awaited  is still undergoing construction. Word is they will be opening in 2017. “full-bodied, deep, and complex with notes of caramel, dark …

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#EatUpJax – June 2016

Bonjour, y’all! has rolled out some new delights this season. Their food, if you haven’t guessed from the greeting I’ve stolen from their press materials, is a fusion of down home Southern American and French. We got a taste at their media dinner. Starters include a well-presented and delicious beef tenderloin tartare, buffalo chicken croquettes for those who like it hot. In salads they’ve got a pretty little wedge, and gruyere for their rich French onion soup. On their brunch menu, don’t miss their version of shrimp & grits. Meat eaters can go for their lush short rib pot-au-feu, while …

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Eat Up Jax – May 2016

The First Coast keeps attracting high-level chefs. ’s former personal chef, plans to open a 34-seat restaurant in Neptune Beach, in the space where recently closed (Tama retired this past March). Attracted by our food scene, Polidoro will be bringing a New York city sophistication to his menu, with a definite mix of Florida beach vibe. Look for an early summer opening for Doro. We’ll keep you posted! Late last month, opened at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa. The restaurant overlooks the water at the 13th hole of the the Stadium Course at , featuring an outdoor patio. …

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Timoti’s Seafood Shak – A Fresh Catch for 5 Points

Timotis Seafood Shak, Jacksonville, FL, 5 Points

One of newest restaurants is Timoti’s Seafood Shak–which fills a culinary void in the neighborhood, that of fast casual seafood. Surviving in 5 Points means you have to be good and consistent. From what I’ve seen so far, they may well thrive. It’s helpful for Timoti’s that this is not their first location. The major kinks were probably worked out in their Amelia Island locale. Design-wise, Timoti’s offers something more than the usual aesthetic. It’s clearly fast casual, but there’s an upscale feel nonetheless, probably because of the custom wood work, both on the ceiling and wall paneling, contrasting with …

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DISH UPDATE: What’s New in Dining, December 2015

Peterbrooke Chocolatier's new Downtown Jacksonville location

has announced the opening of their newest shop located in at 100 West Bay Street, Suite 110, with the entrance directly across from the Wells Fargo Building on Laura Street.  The new shop will feature their hand dipped chocolates, coffee, “Peterbrooke-made” gelato, frozen yogurt, and various items from the Peterbrooke Bake Studio. The new location will also be able to host private parties, events and fundraisers. The site of the is going through some intense remodeling. They’ve had to go all the way down to the foundations, putting aside the vintage bricks for reconstruction later. Despite having lots to do, …

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