Restaurants

The Hunt: Finding the Best Tiramisu In Jax

  Words by Ambar Ramirez & Carmen Macri   Let’s just start by saying we are tiramisu snobs. We had scoured high and low to find the best tiramisu in Jacksonville, so when the opportunity came to make this our Valentine’s Day Hunt, We already knew where to go.    Amaretti Desserts  She’s thick, she’s creamy, she’s CoverGirl.   Settled on the corner of Baymeadows and Old Saint Augustine Road, this family-owned shop has anything bakery item you could possibly want. Each baked good is made from scratch every morning with the finest natural ingredients, no preservatives, and a double …

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The Hunt for the Best Apple Pie 

  Words by Carmen Macri and Ambar Ramirez    This month’s edition of “The Hunt” is a little different — mainly because we dropped the ball and did not realize how impossible it would be to find bakeries still selling apple pies during Thanksgiving break. That being said, we were able to score two delicious apple pies from two local bakeries, so here is our review of those.    1748 Bakehouse We started off very strong with our Best of Jax 2022 Best Bakery winner, 1748 Bakehouse. The bar was set excruciatingly high for this apple pie, and it did …

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Bite by Bite

Arlington  Cliff’s Bar & Grill cliffsbarandgrill.com   Fancy Sushi & Grill Japanese Restaurant fancysushiandgrill.com   Fuji Sushi  fujisushi-fl.com   The Good Place Nutrition facebook.com/thegoodplacenutrition   Grinders American Diner grindersamdiner.com   La Palmerita orderlapalmerita.com   Rice + Noodles Korean Restaurant riceandnoodles.net   Seven Wonders Restaurant 7wondersbakery.com   Southern Coast Seafood southerncoastseafood.com   Tabouleh Cafe taboulehcafe.com   Thai & Lao Bistro thaiandlaobistro.com   Beaches/Intracoastal West ABBQ  abbqmeatdrink.com   Anejo anejococinamexicana.com   Angie’s Subs facebook.com/angiessubs   Aqua Grill aquagrill.net   Azurea at One Ocean azurearestaurant.com   Barbara Jean’s on the Water barbarajeansonthewater.com   Caffe Andiamo caffeandiamo.com   Cantina Louie cantinalouie.com   Coop 303 …

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Korean Food for the Soul

Words by Su Ertekin-Taner   When I search for spaces to occupy, I search for untrodden spaces. That is not to say I don’t traverse or find myself in well-trafficked places, I just prefer those less-trafficked. Spaces uncharted or else well-charted but hidden. Places not at the center or the crossroads but in the peripheries. I search for the somewhat inconvenient places because there is little reward in the convenient.   I approach my restaurant search process in this way, trying to find a recess from large food outlets and plazas that become congested with patrons. This Monday my search …

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Raising the Bar: 1912 Ocean Bar & Rooftop

Words by Amiyah Golden   The breeze of the Atlantic Ocean is just one of many sensory components to your experience at 1912 Ocean Bar & Rooftop.   With a plethora of menu options including tapas, as well as a raw bar that embraces local seafood, 1912 is Jacksonville’s newest hotspot for feasting and fellowship with friends, new and old alike. Located at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, 1912 provides a stunning view of the skyline and the waves meeting right at the cusp, wherever you sit, you will be met with an …

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Where Dope Sandos and Hungry Randos Assemble to Feast: Lone Wolf Co.

Where Dope Sandos and Hungry Randos Assemble to Feast: Lone Wolf Co. Words by Su Ertekin-Taner I half expect a member of KISS or one of those Harley-Davidson bikers that travel in herds to enter behind me when I walk into punk-inspired sandwich shop Lone Wolf Co. The edgy decorations that adorn the walls of the venue suggest as much. The Punk’s Not Dead flag, wolf’s skull mural, coffin-shaped Little Red Riding Hood-esque mural, and three-eyed wolf logo are all artistic nods to the type of counterculture that KISS and Harley-Davidson represent. And as punk music reverberates throughout the restaurant, …

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Bite by Bite

Arlington  Cliff’s Bar & Grill cliffsbarandgrill.com   Fancy Sushi & Grill Japanese Restaurant fancysushiandgrill.com   The Good Place Nutrition facebook.com/thegoodplacenutrition   Grinders American Diner grindersamdiner.com   La Palmerita orderlapalmerita.com   Rice + Noodles Korean Restaurant riceandnoodles.net   Seven Wonders Restaurant 7wondersbakery.com   Southern Coast Seafood southerncoastseafood.com   Tabouleh Cafe taboulehcafe.com   Thai & Lao Bistro thaiandlaobistro.com   Beaches/Intracoastal West ABBQ  abbqmeatdrink.com   Anejo anejococinamexicana.com   Angie’s Subs facebook.com/angiessubs   Aqua Grill aquagrill.net   Azurea at One Ocean azurearestaurant.com   Barbara Jean’s on the Water barbarajeansonthewater.com   Caffe Andiamo caffeandiamo.com   Cantina Louie cantinalouie.com   Coop 303 coop303.com   Engine 15 …

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I Sea You (and Taste Too): AB Kitchen 

Words By Su Ertekin-Taner I was certainly feeling like an Anton Ego (the food critic in the movie Ratatouille, for those that don’t recognize the character by name) when I walked into Neptune Beach’s AB Kitchen this afternoon, especially after the publication of my last food review. I laid my careful gaze on every corner of the very recently opened (circa December 2022) restaurant. AB Kitchen’s atmosphere and dining experience satisfied not only my attentive eyes, but also my eager taste buds.  For the visual readers and the visual eaters: Located just a couple hundred steps from the beaches, AB …

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Best Bites

Arlington  Cliff’s Bar & Grill cliffsbarandgrill.com   La Palmerita orderlapalmerita.com   Rice + Noodles Korean Restaurant riceandnoodles.net   Seven Wonders Restaurant 7wondersbakery.com   Tabouleh Cafe taboulehcafe.com   Beaches Anejo anejococinamexicana.com   Angie’s Subs facebook.com/angiessubs   Aqua Grill aquagrill.net   Azurea at One Ocean azurearestaurant.com   Barbara Jean’s on the Water barbarajeansonthewater.com   Caffe Andiamo caffeandiamo.com   Cantina Louie cantinalouie.com   Coop 303 coop303.com   Engine 15 Brewing Company  engine15.com   European Street Cafe europeanstreet.com   The Fish Company Restaurant and Oyster Bar thefishcojax.com   Flying Iguana Taqueria & Tequila Bar flyingiguana.com   The G.O.A.T. Tapas & Bar thegoatjax.com   Hawkers …

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Table for One: Karai Ramen Bistro

Words By Ernest J. Matthews   “Where shall we have lunch?” A question Douglas Adams wrote showed the highest level of a civilization. It’s a question many ask every day, and while eating is one of the biggest social activities we do, I prefer to do it in solitude. For me, it’s about the simplicity of keeping it a meal instead of turning it into anything more. Allowing the mind to wander, the senses to loose and the soul to rest. It gives one the chance to really absorb one’s surroundings, and even more so, the food.    There is …

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