Restaurants

Dangle Your Line for Dingle Fish Pie at Culhane’s Irish Pub in Atlantic Beach

Culhane's Irish Pub in Atlantic Beach, dingle fish pie

Unorthodox Irish Pub Fare Makes Devout Fans When one considers seafood in an Irish pub, a proper piece of flaky, battered cod the size of a baby’s arm and a mound of “chips” (French fries to us Yanks) is usually what springs to mind. At in , they are putting a new spin on traditional Irish fare with elements sourced right at home. Mary Jane Culhane – one of the four Culhane sisters at the helm of the popular establishment tucked neatly between a credit union and a pet supermarket in a commercial strip center – says the family-run restaurant …

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Dishes of Fishes 🐟 Tasty Seafood From Restaurants in Jacksonville & The Beaches of Northeast Florida

Dishes of Fishes 🐟 Tasty Seafood Restaurants Around Jacksonville & The Beaches of Northeast Florida, Taverna, salmon, photo by Nate Mayo

Local Seafood Dishes Northeast Florida has a strong Southern food game, but we also shine when it comes to dishes from the water, sometimes from unexpected places. While places such as , , and others that specialize in seafood are local favorites, there are a number of from-the-water dishes that residents love, even in places that don’t have seafood front and center. At on the , there’s three dishes we recommend, depending on what you’re craving. For a lunch item we think their fish sandwich is a winner. It’s served in their bento box with their shoestring fries, which are …

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Blue Bamboo’s Chef and Owner Named a Neighborhood to Nation™ Recipe Winner

Jacksonville community is invited to a special event on Aug. 24 to celebrate with the restaurant’s staff and customers. WHEN: Friday, August 24 at 11 a.m. WHERE: 3820 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32216 MORE INFO: www.NeighborhoodtoNation.com Dennis Chan, chef and owner of in Jacksonville, Florida, is the South East Region Winner in the 2018 Neighborhood to Nation™ Recipe Contest from General Mills Foodservice. The 4th annual contest called on independent family or “neighborhood” restaurants to submit an original recipe to put their local dishes and local “flavor” in the national spotlight! Representatives from General Mills will visit the restaurant on …

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Arepa Please! Popular Venezuelan Cuisine Finds Its Way to Jacksonville’s Brooklyn Neighborhood

The Jax Blonde, shredded beef slow cooked in pomodoro sauce with south american herbs in a bed of melted cheddar cheese, Photo by Nate Mayo

A new arepa place just popped up in the Riverside / Brooklyn neighborhood, it’s called Arepa Please. You may remember this space as Johnny’s Deli, on the corner of Riverside Ave. and Forest St, across the street from Unity Plaza and the old fire station. I sat down with managing partner Jose Gregorio to talk about all things arepas and how they plan to serve both Johnny’s original deli menu while introducing South American cuisine. Tell me about Arepa Please. Where did it originate? How did it start? Arepa Please is a place that combines good vibes, the best coffee in …

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Mini Bar Donuts Lights Up Jacksonville Beach

Mini Bar Donuts, Jacksonville Beach, Natedoesfood, Nomnomjax, EU Jacksonville, 904

What’s better than donuts? Mini-donuts! They’re smaller, so that means you eat more of them. Although they have been here for a year, the buzz in shows no signs of stopping, no doubt due in part to all their donuts being made-to-order hot. My favorite flavors are Strawberry Pop Tarts and Fruity Pebbles, but there are many flavors to choose from: Sweet Pete’s Sea Salt Caramel, Mint Chocolate Chip, S’mores, Maple Bacon, Strawberry Sprinkle, and Lemon Poppy to name a few. The demand has been so high that they moved a wall to make room for another prep table. Mini …

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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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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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Discussing Desserts with Cowford Chophouse’s Michael Bump

Michael Bump, Executive Pastry Chef of the Forking Amazing Restaurant Group / Photo by Nate Mayo, Cowford Chophouse, Downtown Jacksonville, Florida

Michael Bump continues his dessert dominance at Cowford Chophouse, and he’s just getting started. It’s not just Cowford Chophouse; MB is running the dessert program for the whole : , , and  . Cowford Chophouse is the new kid on the block (in specifically), and it’s on everyone’s restaurant hit list. I got to try Cowford for dinner and after devouring oysters, steak tartare, and a Filet topped with foie gras, I knew what time it was: DESSERT time! The server went through the dessert menu, but I heard nothing as Cinnamon Rolls stuffed with creme brûlée started to roll …

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