Food + Drink

Barrel-Aged, Sour, and Cider Festival: A Celebration of the Biggest, Wildest Beers Brewed in the Sunshine State

Florida Brewers Guild, Barrel-Aged Sour and Cider Fest

While barrel-aging has established itself as a tried and true way for brewers to experiment in the brewery, sour beers are really having a moment right now. In recent years, many breweries across the state have expanded to include sour programs, which is no small feat considering the need to invest in isolated systems that guard against cross-contamination. But the people are demanding the funky stuff, and Florida brewers are delivering! For the second year in a row, Jacksonville will play host to the Florida Brewers Guild Barrel-Aged, Sour, and Cider Festival, a celebration of the biggest, wildest beers brewed …

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CONTEST: Win tickets to Moon Over the Market on Nov 10

Moon Over the Market, GastroJax, FRLA, Jacksonville Farmers Market

Moon Over the Market is a tasting event brought to you by GastroJax, and the First Coast Chapter of FRLA, featuring the iconic Jacksonville Farmers Market. Included in your ticket price will be tastes from local food providers, an adult beverage, and samples from the next generation of chefs as they are mentored in a competition using food from the market. Market guides will be on hand to tell you about the history of the market as you walk through! High School ProStart Culinary Students will be cooking with mentorship from local chefs such as , reigning champion of the …

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Sushi + Burrito = Kazu Sushi Burrito

Kazu Sushi Burrito, Natedoesfood, NomnomJax, EU Jacksonville, Florida, #nomnomjax, #eatupjax, #natedoesfood, photo by Nate Mayo

A couple of years ago, I couldn’t eat raw sushi. I might as well have been a contestant Fear Factor, and you couldn’t pay me enough to eat it. Then, BOOM! My tastebuds changed. Now I can eat a raw oyster the size of a lung. Give me a fish straight out the water still flopping. I’m like an Alaskan bear at a creek catching a salmon out the water and biting its head off. With my newfound love, I recently found myself at a Michelin Star Sushi Restaurant in New York called Sushi Azabu. They fly their fish in …

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Hopped Up: Inside the new Intuition Ale Works

Intuition Ale Works Brewery, Downtown Jacksonville, Hopped Up, Ben Davis, Jacksonville Sports Complex District

“I’m excited just to blast ‘Duval!’ at the visiting team tailgaters across the street.” As mentioned last month, Intuition’s new 12,000 square foot brewery and taproom is now open. Despite running what now has to be Jacksonville’s most buzzworthy brewery, I was able to steal a few minutes from Founder, , and Taproom Manager, Riley Leuthold, to talk about their first couple weeks in the new location. Hopped Up: So now that you’ve been open just over a week and a half, how has the public reception been? Are people digging the new spot? Riley Leuthold: It’s been great! The …

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Let There Be Waffles! Magnolia’s in Murray Hill

Magnolias, Photo by Kristen Penoyer, Natedoesfood, Nomnomjax, #nomnomjax, #eujaxfood, Murray Hill, Jacksonville, Florida

It’s always a good time for waffles, and Andrea Dahlia is proof of this theory. So much so, that she just opened a waffle-based restaurant in called Magnolia’s. If the last name sounds familiar, that’s because she is the owner of Dahlia’s Pour House in as well. Originally Andrea wanted to do tacos, but she quickly realized that tacos were spoken for here in Jacksonville. Just around the corner you have your , Nacho Taco, Tijuana Flats, etc. How did this idea start? One Christmas, Andrea got a bread/waffle maker. Soon after, she started testing waffle batters and used her …

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#EatUpJax: October Local Food Scene

Moon Over the Market, GastroJax, FRLA, Jacksonville Farmers Market

If you haven’t been over to  in and you love local, it’s time to pop in, after a moment at  next door. They sell artisan food goods, such as cheese, , red cinnamon cucumbers, and pickles from . We are especially in love with the Thai Pimento cheese in the cold case from the local . They carry local goods, but also other interesting artisan goods from around the country (like their slow cured Olli Wild Boar Salami from California). The brand new opened its doors last month at 4021 Southside Boulevard (look for the orange building). Restaurants in Jacksonville …

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Stroll Springfield: Jacksonville Porchfest 2016

Springfield PorchFest, Jacksonville, FL, Photo by Debra Heuskin

There is something warm and inviting about a big cozy front porch. In , cozy porches transform into intimate stages as local and regional musicians gather November 5th for the third annual , presented by . The free, family-friendly event features more than 20 performers bringing porches to life throughout the neighborhood. Attendees can stroll from porch to porch and camp out on sidewalks and front lawns as they enjoy live music and a wide variety of food, drink, and arts vendors in Jacksonville’s oldest front porch neighborhood. This year’s event will be held in Springfield’s Southwest quadrant and will …

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Taste the Rivalry: Swamp Head vs. Terrapin in Florida-Georgia Backyard Brawl

intuition swamp head terrapin backyard brawl

Every year around this time, Jacksonville gears up for one of the most storied rivalries in all of college football history as the Florida Gators take on the Georgia Bulldogs at . Affectionately known as the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party, the event is the source for much revelry over the course of the week leading up to the big game and what better way to celebrate football and partying than a beer release? Now that even small college towns like Gainesville and Athens have experienced craft beer booms, it was only a matter of time before the century-old rivalry …

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Deftones and Belching Beaver Collaborate on Phantom Bride IPA

One of my personal favorite things about craft beer is the spirit of creative collaboration it seems to inspire. It happens a lot between breweries which is refreshing in its own right but it’s also pretty typical to see folks outside of the industry trying to get a piece of the action (worked for me). Possibly the most common collaboration outside of brewery to brewery you’re likely to find these days is between breweries and bands. It makes sense, after all. Bands like beer. Brewers like music and quite frankly who wouldn’t relish the opportunity to share your passion with …

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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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