A Culinary Journey Through Diversity and Good Eats: My Picks for the Top Restaurants in Northeast Florida

By Angelica Santini Hernandez Northeast Florida is a hidden gem on the culinary map of the United States. Over time, our dining options have grown considerably along with our population and diversity to better reflect our vibrant community. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, the restaurant scene offers a delightful lineup of flavors and experiences. Here are some of

Asian Night Market in Jacksonville

Words by Kara Carter You may have seen lively videos of people roaming the streets of Thailand and Vietnam, specifically at night, eating traditional foods and delicacies like skewers, papaya salad and Vietnamese pancakes. Now this experience is coming to Jacksonville!  The Asian Night Market is held the last weekend

Tuptim Thai restaurant review

May 13, 2010
by Erin Thursby It’s clear that Tuptim Thai has quickly become a neighborhood favorite. I’m always on the hunt for genuine Thai, so I was glad to find this restaurant right in my neighborhood. Tuptim, like some of the best restaurants, is in a strip mall. It’s on Roosevelt, not

Roy's Charity Dinner and Anniversary

May 13, 2010
by Erin Thursby On the First Coast holding a tasteful evening for a good cause is something of an art. At Roy’s in Jacksonville Beach, they’ve got that art down to a science. The Monique Burr Foundation for Children held its annual fund raising event, “A Night in the Village,”

Edible Shopping

May 11, 2010
by Erin Thursby This Earth Day, I decided to do something different. Anthropolgie was holding a class on container gardening. Since many of the places in my yard are shady, moveable container gardens are the way to go for me. Anything can serve as a container garden. I was nervous

a meal by any other name

May 7, 2010
photo: Bill Poland by erin thursby Downtown delis are the food of choice for most of the office workers in the area, but if you’re searching for something with a bit more swank, popping inside a Downtown hotel might be the way to go. The Omni Hotel, just across from

sam won garden restaurant

May 7, 2010
by oliver dodd With only two authentic restaurants, Korean cuisine is criminally under-represented and under-appreciated in Jacksonville’s food scene. While it doesn’t strike me as being too odd, per se, this is perhaps a bit tragic since there are some strong stylistic parallels between Korean cuisine and that of the

Dish Update

May 7, 2010
by erin thursby City Kidz Ice Cream & Cafe introduced its new corporate box lunch program. Healthy and tasty lunch orders can arrive for a meeting, celebration or as a large lunch order. Order 10 or more lunches and they waive the delivery fee. On a somewhat less healthy note,

WHISKY RIVER grand opening

April 16, 2010
April 14, 2010: Grand Opening for Whisky River Jacksonville at the St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville, FL. Amidst a crowd of J’vlle media the friendly folks at Whisky River hosted a preview of their smashing new club complete with a macho mechanical bull who’s guarded by Willie Nelson (look-alike)

The Sweet Life: 5 POINTS HONEY

April 3, 2010
by Madeleine Peck Wagner Without a degree in entomology, or even a deep and abiding interest in things that fly, crawl, and cross-pollinate, it might be reckless to say that bees are the hardest working insects in the bug kingdom– but they do seem to accomplish a lot. Most readers


April 3, 2010
by Erin Thursby Moe’s, a burrito franchise popular here in Jax, is seeing growth rather than downturn. Business Week says that they would be launching 33 franchise deals in the first quarter alone. That’s ten more stores than they opened in all of 2009. They’re looking to expand internationally, particularly
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