Food + Drink

Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails featured in Tastemade’s “The Grill Iron”

Two-time -nominated  of  was recently featured inTastemade’s “The Grill Iron” – a YouTube series that takes a scrumptious look into one of the best football traditions: tailgating. Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails took the spotlight for the Florida State/Clemson game, and the video launched earlier this week. Chef Tom Gray’s tailgating menu is “Garnet and Gold Pork Loin” – pork loin, coleslaw and SC-style potato salad — all topped with a “garnet and gold” sauce. I don’t recommend watching this hungry, but here is the link! The video also showcases Moxie Kitchen + Cocktail’s relationship with local  and other sustainable sources.    

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What’s Brewing? Oktoberfest

A personal beer mug that displays, in holographic form, the temperature of the beer within its confines, the beer’s alcohol content by volume (ABV), its International Bitterness Units (IBUs), your heart rate, blood pressure, family birthdays and bank account balance–along with the price you are paying for your selected brew. Sounds like Google Glass, huh? Where can you purchase such a beer mug? Wrong question. You should be asking when you will be able to purchase it. It doesn’t exist–at least not at the time this article is published. But I am sure somewhere, somebody is working on developing such …

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JAX NEIGHBORHOODS: Brooklyn

  Where’s Brooklyn? Historical and the modern boundaries of Brooklyn are two different things. Today, if you’re traveling down , the  (where the  is held) is considered to be a dividing line between  and . is considered to be on the Brooklyn side, and  is in Riverside. That’s only become the more modern definition of Brooklyn since the Fuller Warren Bridge was put in place in 1954. Historically, if you were coming down Riverside Avenue, from the Riverside neighborhood, Brooklyn really begins at the intersection of Riverside Avenue and Forest Street. Forest Street is the cut off to the South, the …

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2014 Spooks, Fun & Fall Festivals

Through Oct HAUNTED TRAILS Take a half-mile walking adventure through Apocalypse Alley, the Voodoo Gardens and the Old Spanish Trails Cemetery. Pass by the haunted house if you dare! Tours are held from 8-11pm every Thursday through Saturday during the month of October. Old Spanish Trail, 13535 W. Beaver Street, 257-9078, thehauntedtrails.net Thru Oct ZOMBIEFEST is a three-attraction event combining a haunted house with laser tag against live zombies, and a live zombie archery shoot out. Children must be 8 or older to play laser tag. The Haunted Laser Tag is rated PG, and Zombiefest is rated PG-13. Children ages …

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Oktoberfest at Art Walk Returns to Downtown

Kicking off Jacksonville’s scene,  will put a little polka in your step and beauty in your brain with Oktoberfest at Art Walk. Join Downtown Vision as you grab your liebling (darling), dust off your dirndl (for the ladies) or lederhosen (for the gents), grab your most ornate beer stein or bierkrug, and head Downtown with 15,000 of your closest friends on Wednesday, October 1. From 5-10pm, this arts and culture celebration lights up Downtown. Hundreds of area artists display at more than fifty venues, including ten permanent arts venues and galleries. Plus, on Art Walk night, enjoy free admission to …

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What’s Brewing? – Jax Craft Beer news

You’d think they’d call it “Septemberfest.” The 2 ½ week festival held in  gets beer lovers thoughtfully reflecting upon how and where they will celebrate their own Oktoberfest (officially being held there beginning Saturday, September 20 and running through the first Sunday in October (Oct 5). Visions of lederhosen and dirdl dresses, strudel  and sauerkraut, decorative Bavarian beer steins and frothy Maßkrüge fill their imaginations anticipating this exciting beer-focused festival . You’ll find that some local establishments choose to celebrate in … well … October. Regardless, the month of September brings with it the advent of exciting fall beers! Be …

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BREW Five Points

Five Points is the newest coffee shop to pop up in increasingly trendy , adjacent to  and across the way from Hawkers. The small space which it occupies is cavernous and rather dark in the back area, with a nice and open front area. The decor is uncomplicated, modern, and clean. There is a communal feel to the place, with bar seating and longer tables that encourage patrons to meet and talk to each other. Their menu includes coffee drinks, beer and beer cocktails, artisanal sodas, and toast. The coffee menu is primarily espresso oriented, with local  espresso featured along …

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Grow Your Own – August 2014 Container Gardening

In March of this year, I attended a workshop on  at the . There were several very interesting presentations, but one in particular, “Grow Bucket Gardening,” really caught my fancy. According to the class description, using grow buckets would help me water more efficiently, reduce weeds, and reduce the costs associated with growing vegetables. The presenter, Kay Robbins, had used this approach for a number of years with consistent success. She was particularly fond of growing tomatoes in grow buckets, but she was quick to say that peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, okra, and squash would also work well. The concept is …

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WHAT’S BREWING? August 2014 Jacksonville Craft Beers

“Low hanging fruit” – that’s what I thought of when I learned this month’s EU edition would be centered on favorite summer foods. Easy pickins’ for me, it’s food paired or made with beer! I popped open the laptop, and then I realized the task was far more complicated than I originally thought. What food, what beer, would be best to enjoy during the hot summer weather? I turned my thoughts to what most folks like to do during the summer: vacations, barbecues, beaches, swimming, and relaxing. Here are a few suggestions for you to try: Keep it Sweetly Simple …

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Hidden Gem: Gumbo Ya Ya’s Zydeco & Cajun Cookin’

Gumbo Ya Ya’s is one of Jacksonville’s hidden gems. Before you even come in, the aroma from the kitchen gives you a hint of how amazing the food will be. Walk in and there’s a mom-and-pop kind of atmosphere, with a kick of sports bar. When an  or Saints game is on, it’s packed full of local fans from both teams watching the games on the two big screens in the main dining area. Plus, you never know who might stop by, maybe a member of the Jaguars or one of their coaches if you’re lucky. But there’s another side …

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