Food + Drink

#EATUPJAX: More Grocery Stores, Cookie Dough Bliss, Blue Chocolat Come to Jacksonville & More

Cookie Dough Bliss Jax

Lots of people love to eat cookie dough, even though ingesting raw eggs isn’t a good idea. Many companies have added cookie dough flavor to things such as ice cream, to give consumers what they want without the raw eggs. But one place has taken the concept just a bit further: Cookie Dough Bliss. Yep. This North Carolina chain is centered around cookie dough. Twenty different flavors, in all kinds of formats–ice cream sandwiches topped with cookie dough, in the form of a pie, in the form of cake pops, or mixed up in a milkshake with chocolate or vanilla …

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Midnight Munchies: Late Night Eats Around Jacksonville

Orsay Burger, Restaurat Orsay Late Night Menu, Nightcap, Late Night Eats in Jacksonville, Florida, photo by Nate Mayo, Events, Concerts, Theatre, Art, Happenings, Restaurants & All Things Jacksonville, Florida. EU Jacksonville Newspaper serves more than a million readers across Jacksonville and Northeast Florida, including St. Augustine, Orange Park, The Beaches, and Fernandina. Founded in 1978, our printed newsprint magazine and editorial news platform grants readers 24/7 online access to current events and happenings in their beloved River City on the First Coast of Florida. #eujax

From shows at the and the , to lively productions at the or , the First Coast is a vibrant metropolis that never sleeps. Whether you’re into country western or comedy, rock-and-roll or jazz, Broadway musicals or pop, Jacksonville offers something for everyone. How many times have you asked yourself after a show, where can we get something good to eat late in the evening? We’re starved! And no matter your tastes, there are many late night hangouts offering inspired dishes and cocktails to keep the festivities going after the show. Here are a few late night favorites in and …

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#EATUPJAX: El Jefe Comes to Murray Hill + Cantina Louie, V Pizza, and Maple Street Bakery Expand + June Foodie Events

El Jefe, Murray Hill, Jacksonville, Florida, Photo by Kristen Penoyer

Cantina Louie is set to open more locations, at Nocatee, Monument Road, and on the Southside at Tinseltown. Old locations include St. Augustine, Atlantic, and Fernandina Beach. Expect some funky Day of the Dead mural action at all the locations–they were painted by local artist Moses Gazon, so you’ll have some Mexican art to go along with your Mexican food! Nocatee’s promise of development has been kick-started again, with some great restaurants nearby the moneyed individuals who live there. The line-up in the area is really starting to tempt me, and I think they might start attracting people from outside …

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WHERE TO DRINK: 24 Bars to Grab a Beverage in Downtown Jacksonville

Downtown Jacksonville, Bars, Drinking, Cowford Chophouse, Happy Hour, View

We’ve rounded up some of the notable bars, nightclubs, and cocktail lounges on the Northbank of Downtown Jacksonville, Florida to grab a drink! Whether it’s a happy hour cocktail after work, a beer before the game, or a damn good view of Jacksonville’s skyline to cheers to, we’ve got you covered for drinking in the Urban Core. 1904 Music Hall  19 N. Ocean St., 434-3475, 1904musichall.com Resurrected from one of Downtown Jax’s oldest structures, this live music venue’s name comes from the year it was built: 1904. With 17 foot tall ceilings, brick walls, rustic wooden columns, and local art on display, the …

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WHERE TO EAT: 36 Restaurants for Dining in Downtown Jacksonville

Downtown Jacksonville Dining, Candy Apple Cafe & Cocktails, U-10 scallops, fried pork belly, Mexican street corn and a roasted jalapeño salsa

We’ve rounded up some of the notable restaurants on the Northbank of Downtown Jacksonville, Florida! For a complete list of all has to offer, including the and , go to DVI’s website. For dining hours, check the web or call, as these are subject to change. 20West Cafe 20 W. Adams St., 222-0695, fscj.edu/20-west-cafe Farm-to-table counter-service restaurant serving up breakfast and lunch.  Akel’s Delicatessen 21 W. Church St., 315 W. Forsyth St., 50 N. Laura St., 245 Riverside Ave. akelsdeli.com With four locations and New York flavor, you might mistake this family-owned-and-operated deli for an out-of-town franchise. Azucena Corner Deli 100 E. …

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Hallelujah! Ramen! Crane Ramen Gets Settled in 5 Points

Crane Ramen, 5 Points, Jacksonville, Florida, Veggie Miso Ramen, Photo by Nate MayoVeggie Miso Ramen, Photo by Nate Mayo

I’ve been stalking Crane Ramen Gainesville on Instagram for years now. I would daydream about bowls of their ramen floating above my head. Now, I don’t have to dream because they’re here! I sat down with Ramen Master Steve Grimes to get the inside slurp. How is Jacksonville reacting to Crane Ramen? “We’re getting hammered pretty bad on Facebook and Yelp. A lot of people are saying there’s no flavor in the broth, it’s not authentic, and it’s a whole bunch of white people making Japanese food. Yes, they are correct–I’m a white guy making Japanese food in Florida, for …

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EAT UP JAX: Expansions Slated for Metro Diner, Engine 15, The Hyatt, and Bojangles

GastroFest 2018 happened last month at the beautiful Friendship Fountain in partnership with the Museum of Science & History! This year’s Judge’s Choice winners are: Candy Apple Cafe, Jax Diner, Sliders, Bread & Board, Black Sheep at Intuition, German Schnitzel Haus, Bold City Mobile Kitchen, Sunshine Grindz, Ibex Ethiopian Kitchen, Khloe’s Kitchen, and Orsay. The Hyatt has announced that they will be adding three restaurant concepts to open by late summer. There’s been lots of updates to their lobby, mainly because of Hurricane Irma, but they will also have a 24-hour market, a tavern, and a seafood restaurant. The market …

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An Unlikely Vegan Ally: The German Schnitzel Haus

The Impossible Burger at German Schnitzel Haus, Photo by Nate Mayo, Vegan

It’s been awhile since I’ve been to The German Schnitzel Haus, a few years to be exact. What put them back on the radar for me was the Impossible Burger. It’s a burger that is plant-based, but it smells and tastes like meat. It even bleeds red. But that’s not all they do at GSH. They have killer house-made pretzels, beef stroganoff, schnitzel, German pulled pork fries and even a whole Vegan menu. I sat down with Chef Steve and Lisa Thurston, the husband and wife duo behind GSH two talk all things food. Chef Steve didn’t go to culinary …

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GastroFest Partners with MOSH to Bring Jax’s Favorite Food Festival to Friendship Fountain

GastroFest, Friendship Fountain, Museum of Science and History, MOSH, Jacksonville, Florida, Food Festival

DELICOUSLY DUVAL The recipe for a successful food festival is simple. Never run out of food. Obvious food pun aside, producing an event centered around food is more than just a matter of taste and now in its fourth year, has proven to be more than a spread of local cuisine. It’s a carefully curated offering of vendors including food trucks, restaurants, mobile stand-alones, and caterers alongside free and ticketed workshops and tastings, catering to every palette from simple to sophisticated. It’s also vegan-friendly, offering a “food map” to direct vegans to specific vendors and events that meet their culinary …

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ALHAMBRA THEATRE & DINING NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA

The Alhambra Theatre closed its 50th season on December 31, 2017, with its fantastic, traditional New Year’s Eve Gala. The gala seems to get better and better with each passing year. If you don’t see much advertising for the event, that’s because it sells out so quickly. We have attended several celebrations in the past, and have noticed many people we have seen before are once again in the audience. This year’s party began in the lobby and library areas, where waitstaff circulated with offerings of sophisticated appetizers and champagne flutes. Seating in the main theater followed at 6:30pm. The …

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october, 2021

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