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Food Review: Norikase

  Words by Kelila Ritchie   Nestled in a little corner beside Tinseltown, Norikase creates an entirely different world from the one outside its doors from the food options to the ambiance. The decor of the restaurant resembles a speakeasy of sorts. It is very modern, very classy and the lights dimmed just enough.    I had the amazing opportunity of experiencing this restaurant for the first time alone before dragging along my fake food critic of a friend literally the next day (yes, I went twice in a row but it was genuinely just that good, trust me). Norikase …

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Bite by Bite

Arlington  Cliff’s Bar & Grill cliffsbarandgrill.com   Fancy Sushi & Grill Japanese Restaurant fancysushiandgrill.com   Fuji Sushi  fujisushi-fl.com   The Good Place Nutrition facebook.com/thegoodplacenutrition   Grinders American Diner grindersamdiner.com   La Palmerita orderlapalmerita.com   Rice + Noodles Korean Restaurant riceandnoodles.net   Seven Wonders Restaurant 7wondersbakery.com   Southern Coast Seafood southerncoastseafood.com   Tabouleh Cafe taboulehcafe.com   Thai & Lao Bistro thaiandlaobistro.com   Beaches/Intracoastal West ABBQ  abbqmeatdrink.com   Anejo anejococinamexicana.com   Angie’s Subs facebook.com/angiessubs   Aqua Grill aquagrill.net   Azurea at One Ocean azurearestaurant.com   Barbara Jean’s on the Water barbarajeansonthewater.com   Caffe Andiamo caffeandiamo.com   Cantina Louie cantinalouie.com   Coop 303 …

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Bite by Bite

Arlington  Cliff’s Bar & Grill cliffsbarandgrill.com   Fancy Sushi & Grill Japanese Restaurant fancysushiandgrill.com   The Good Place Nutrition facebook.com/thegoodplacenutrition   Grinders American Diner grindersamdiner.com   La Palmerita orderlapalmerita.com   Rice + Noodles Korean Restaurant riceandnoodles.net   Seven Wonders Restaurant 7wondersbakery.com   Southern Coast Seafood southerncoastseafood.com   Tabouleh Cafe taboulehcafe.com   Thai & Lao Bistro thaiandlaobistro.com   Beaches/Intracoastal West ABBQ  abbqmeatdrink.com   Anejo anejococinamexicana.com   Angie’s Subs facebook.com/angiessubs   Aqua Grill aquagrill.net   Azurea at One Ocean azurearestaurant.com   Barbara Jean’s on the Water barbarajeansonthewater.com   Caffe Andiamo caffeandiamo.com   Cantina Louie cantinalouie.com   Coop 303 coop303.com   Engine 15 …

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1904 Music Hall: The Day the Music Died

1904 Music Hall: The Day the Music Died Words by Amiyah Golden   The essence of artistry resides in various nooks and crannies around the city. With spaces like 1904 being a pillar of support in the ever-growing Jacksonville music scene and beyond for the last decade, the time has come for the business to transition into a new chapter. With owners making the call to focus their time and energy into their sister business, Underbelly, we commemorate the impact this establishment has had on music and the community.   Three friends purchased a building at 19 Ocean Street Downtown …

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Darby’s Dungeon: Where Pints, Puzzles and Polyhedral Shenanigans Collide!

Words by Carmen Macri    When my boyfriend called and asked if I wanted to go to Darby’s Dungeon with him, I was a little concerned. Not knowing anything about the place besides the name, my head went straight into the gutter (can you blame me?). But upon arrival, I was more than pleasantly surprised. No, It wasn’t a BDSM shop; it was better.  We were met with a welcoming troll, hundreds of board games and a bar — a Dungeons and Dragons-themed bar/coffee shop. (Not a full bar, but it gets the job done.) The tables are lined with …

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I Sea You (and Taste Too): AB Kitchen 

Words By Su Ertekin-Taner I was certainly feeling like an Anton Ego (the food critic in the movie Ratatouille, for those that don’t recognize the character by name) when I walked into Neptune Beach’s AB Kitchen this afternoon, especially after the publication of my last food review. I laid my careful gaze on every corner of the very recently opened (circa December 2022) restaurant. AB Kitchen’s atmosphere and dining experience satisfied not only my attentive eyes, but also my eager taste buds.  For the visual readers and the visual eaters: Located just a couple hundred steps from the beaches, AB …

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Best Bites

Arlington  Cliff’s Bar & Grill cliffsbarandgrill.com   La Palmerita orderlapalmerita.com   Rice + Noodles Korean Restaurant riceandnoodles.net   Seven Wonders Restaurant 7wondersbakery.com   Tabouleh Cafe taboulehcafe.com   Beaches Anejo anejococinamexicana.com   Angie’s Subs facebook.com/angiessubs   Aqua Grill aquagrill.net   Azurea at One Ocean azurearestaurant.com   Barbara Jean’s on the Water barbarajeansonthewater.com   Caffe Andiamo caffeandiamo.com   Cantina Louie cantinalouie.com   Coop 303 coop303.com   Engine 15 Brewing Company  engine15.com   European Street Cafe europeanstreet.com   The Fish Company Restaurant and Oyster Bar thefishcojax.com   Flying Iguana Taqueria & Tequila Bar flyingiguana.com   The G.O.A.T. Tapas & Bar thegoatjax.com   Hawkers …

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The Urban Divide

Popular Riverside coffee shop and cafe being uprooted If you’re tapped into Riverside happenings, you’ve probably come across Instagram posts regarding Southern Roots and their probable relocation. There’s been a lot of noise online, so we’re hoping to help clear up the facts and give a voice to all sides of the matter. Here’s the rundown Mariah Goetz Salvat and her husband Juan Pablo “JP” Salvat, owners of Southern Roots Filling Station, a local vegan coffee shop serving breakfast and lunch, set up shop at their current King Street location in 2014. In 2016, they expanded into the space next …

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CuliVino – Local Chef Tom Gray Offering Product Line at Local Markets

Campanelle pasta, Arrabiata sauce, both made right here in Jacksonville by a master Chef and his team right here in Jacksonville are waiting for you at Native Sun Kitchen + Market in Jacksonville Beach. Going out in the age of Corona hasn’t been as much of an option, and a lot of us are cooking at home. To support those safe decisions, for a lot of restaurateurs that means doing something differently, from online cooking classes to more convenient take-out. That’s why you can find CuliVino’s line of sauces, pizza kits, pasta and more– straight from  Chef Tom Gray’s kitchen …

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