Food + Drink

Sip on This: Beers You Should Be Drinking in September

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Like all the best things in life, great beer is an ephemeral thing. Sure there are bottles worth aging (though fewer actually improve with age than you might think), but most are best fresh and in their season. These days it’s less about the availability of ingredients or limitations stemming from the weather – technology has enabled us to overcome those primitive constraints – and more about tradition and emotion. We drink seasonal beers because they root us in the moment, capturing the flavors, aromas and the essence of the season. So, here are some beers. Some of them are …

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Beer History: Oktoberfest

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Germany’s history with beer is a storied one to be sure and the German style of beer-making is easily the most proliferated and widely accepted standard the world over. One could point to different moments throughout history as being the crucial point that led to Germany’s zymurgical ascension – the formation of the Hanseatic League, the Reinheitsgebot, etc. – but perhaps none seems as relevant to the modern imbiber as the marriage between Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Sachsen-Hildburghausen, now known as . While those other tales of German beer lore are worth telling and I …

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37th annual Lincolnville Festival

  A series of events will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the settlement of and the dedication of Dr. Robert B. Hayling Freedom Park at the 37th annual Lincolnville Festival. This year’s festivities will celebrate an important milestone for the Lincolnville neighborhood. Lincolnville: A Historic Timeline will be presented from 6-9pm September 16 by Lift Up Lincolnville Revitalization Corporation and installed in the Galimore Community Center hallway. The program tells the entire story of Lincolnville’s history from Native American hunting ground to today’s fast-growing community. In 1866, Lincolnville was founded by recently freed slaves and later played a major role …

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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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Conch Me In – Blackfly Cafe and Taproom

For those of you familiar with the Blackfly brand, it may come as no surprise that their newest project, The , is a wild success. An extension of the man behind it all, , the taproom is focused on Caribbean-style cuisine based on quality and authenticity. Cochran, best known for his artwork of all things tropical and his passion for fly fishing, calls the Cafe and Taproom an attempt to share his experiences in the world of angling and in the Bahamian lifestyle. Running a restaurant is nothing new for the brand; the Blackfly Restaurant in St. Augustine quickly became …

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Blues, Brews, and BBQ at the Florida Theatre

It doesn’t have to rhyme to have a good time! The will host its annual Blues, Brews, and BBQ event on August 25th to benefit the historic theatre. The event is held from 5:30-8:30pm and features the best local BBQ, ice cold craft beer, and red-hot blues from and . Sponsored by Charities, Inc., Blues, Brews, and BBQ tickets range in price from $50-$75. Ticket holders can sample BBQ and enjoy unlimited craft beer while enjoying continuous live blues music. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Florida Theatre Box Office at 355.2787 or at Blues musician and Jacksonville …

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Women of the Knife: Six local chefs collaborating at Nola MOCA

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On August 19th at the will be holding a dinner to celebrate the First Coast’s Women of the Knife. Six of our female chefs will wow your taste buds with their culinary creations. The event is the brain-child of both Chef and Mico Fuentes, the Dining Room and Event Manager of Nola MOCA. They came up with the idea because of the focus on women in the . The chef’s list was chosen based on female chefs Collins had enjoyed working with in the past, and chefs she’s been wanting to work with. Chef Collins has been cooking at Nola …

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Natedoesfood: HOBNOB, One of the best brunch spots in Jacksonville

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Join me for a 5-Course brunch at one of the best brunch spots in Jacksonville: .  I created a mix of some of their best items and added beef and pork lumpia. You don’t want to miss this one! WHEN: Sunday, August 28, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EDT) WHERE: HOBNOB – 220 Riverside Avenue #110, Jacksonville, FL 32202 TICKETS: $34.99 (Purchase Tickets)

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Introducing Hopped Up: A new column celebrating craft beer in Florida and beyond

BY JACK TWACHTMAN A.K.A. JACK DIABLO Y’all didn’t think I was gone forever, did you? , I’m done writing about music. But I’m not done writing. From here on out, in Jacksonville right here in EU Magazine. Why, you ask? Let’s face it, craft beer is booming, and it’s here to stay. The $22.3B industry has more than doubled its share of the market since 2011 and continues to grow at double digit rates according to the Brewers Association’s latest report. If you thought it was just a fad, think again. Craft beer isn’t only booming, it’s changing at a …

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It’s a River Ruckus

BY SHANNON BLANKINSHIP, Outreach Director, St. Johns Riverkeeper A Free Family Festival celebrating the St. Johns River August 27, 10am to 4pm at the Riverside Arts Market, 715 Riverside Ave. The St. Johns River has been dealt some major blows over the past year. Algae blooms continue to anger residents that have been voicing concerns and seeking solutions for decades. The decision to allow higher concentrations of carcinogens in our water by the state has also been met with outrage. The dismal amount of Amendment 1 funding that has gone into conservation land acquisition has left citizens feeling like no …

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