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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, 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. 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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Alan Parsons Live Project: Legendary Sound Engineer Talks to EU Jacksonville

Saturday, April 28 at the Florida Theatre Alan Parsons’ genius as a sound engineer for Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon first gained him the attention of the music world. The Grammy-award winner will perform his greatest hits “Sirius,” “Eye In The Sky,” “I Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You,” and more. Special guest Carl Palmer, acclaimed solo artist and legendary drummer of bands such as ASIA and Emerson Lake & Palmer, will join Parsons. Stephen Dare spoke with about his amazing career and plans for the future. Listen to full interview here: Stephen Dare: Hey, this is Stephen Dare …

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DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: “Company” at 5 & Dime Theatre

Downtown Jacksonville’s The 5 & Dime Theatre went back to 1970 – almost five decades ago – to present Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Company,” which opened on April 20th, 2018. Remarkably, this Tony Award winner is just as relevant today as when it first opened on Broadway. The production runs through May 6th, 2018, with evening performances on Fridays and Saturdays, a matinee on Sunday, April 29th, and both a matinee and an evening performance on Sunday, May 6th. See their Facebook page for tickets and additional information and tickets. “Company” revolves around Bobby, a New York man-about-town who is celebrating his …

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DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: The Walls at 5 & Dime

The 5 & Dime, Jacksonville’s downtown theatre company, opened its first play of 2018 with “The Walls,” by Lisa Dillman. The production opened on February 16th and will remain on stage through March 4th. Playwright Dillman has written several plays; this is the first performed in Jacksonville. s staging is the second production of this play, which debuted in 2009 at Ms. Dillman’s homebase, the Rivendell Theatre Ensemble in Chicago. The play’s title refers to the walls around people with mental illness; sometimes it’s possible to break down the walls, often it’s not. The play has two stories than run …

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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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Celebrate the Holidays in #DTJax at The Spirit of Giving Art Walk!

#DTJax Art Walk, Spirit of Giving

MAYOR CURRY TO HOST A TREE LIGHTING IN HEMMING PARK AT 6:45pm Headquarters at Hemming Park. Enjoy live performances by Duly Noted, Players by the Sea, Scott Jones School of Dance and Groove Coalition beginning at 5 p.m. on the main stage. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and join as he lights the tree near the fountain at 6:45 p.m. Throughout the night, shop local for holiday gifts, enjoy food trucks and a beer tent, and bring the little ones for rides on the “Polar Express” train. Plus, embrace the Spirit of Giving this month and bring a new, unused …

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Losing Yourself in the Music: A Chat with John McLaughlin on His Final Tour

John McLaughlin at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2011 / Photo: AP

WIDESPREAD PANIC’S JIMMY HERRING JOINS LEGENDARY JOHN McLAUGHLIN AT THE FLORIDA THEATRE FRIDAY NOV24 John McLaughlin isn’t one for nostalgia. The pioneering guitarist and founder of the Mahavishnu Orchestra rarely looks back over his 50 years touring the world and sharing the stage with legends such as Miles Davis. He understands that the distance behind runs longer than the stretches of road that lay ahead. Together with guitarist and friend Jimmy Herring of Widespread Panic, McLaughlin travels full circle with the Meeting of the Spirits tour, a collection of stateside dates that will serve as a farewell tour as well as …

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Florida Theatre Promotes Civic Engagement in Jacksonville

Florida Theatre, Civic Cinema, All the Presidents Men, Photo by Cristina Danielle O'Connor

CIVIC CINEMA AT THE FLORIDA THEATRE The brisk fall air drifted through the streets below the sparkling Florida Theatre marquee before the theatre’s Civic Cinema debut. Patrons gathered in line after work, conversing about the state of relations between politics and the media ahead of the first movie of the series, All the President’s Men, with a panel discussion to follow. Florida Theatre President, , opened the evening with a brief speech thanking sponsor Community First Credit Union for the season, and Times Union Media and AVL Productions for making the night possible. The audience settled into their seats with …

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Jacksonville’s Answer To Saturday Night Live: Awkward Silence Comedy Troupe

Awkward Silence Jax Comedy Troupe

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW Jacksonville’s answer to Saturday Night Live is Awkward Silence Jax, a comedy troupe that presented a new show called “Everything’s Fine” during September 22-23, 2017. Both performances played to a sold-out house at . The  was founded in 2014 by JU graduate who had been very active in local theatre during his student days. After graduation, he traveled to Chicago’s Second City to study improvisation techniques, and after returning to Jacksonville has shared his knowledge with very talented local performers. The program listed twenty sketches covering a wide assortment of topics. While several of the titles …

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Waiting On “THE CALL” Jacksonville’s 5 & Dime Theatre

"The Call" 5 & Dime Theatre Company, Jacksonville, Florida, Theatre

5 & DIME THEATRE COMPANY DUAL CRITICS REVIEW Jacksonville’s 5 & Dime Theatre opened the Florida premiere of African-American playwright ’s thought provoking drama “The Call” on August 11, 2017. The production will be on stage at their downtown theater at 112 Adams Street through August 27th. For reservations and additional information, visit During this first season in their new home, has staged an impressive program of new works seen for the first time in this city. The schedule for the rest of the year with “Evil Dead, The Musical” (October 13-28) and “HIR” (December 1-17), promises more of …

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