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November Entertainment Go-To Guide 2021

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#EATUPJAX: November Restaurant Openings, Closings, and New Locations

Ida Claire open at the St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville, Florida, Blueberry Waffle, #EATUPJAX: November Restaurant Openings, Closings, and New Locations in the Local Jacksonville Food Scene

#EATUPJAX is a monthly column featuring restaurant openings, closings, new locations and other food news in the local Jacksonville food scene brought to you by   on the is now closed. If you still have gift cards or turkey orders, they will be honored at ’s restaurant, Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen.  Craving some vegan and gluten-free? This November, coming to 311 West Ashley Street near the Duval County courthouse in , is Grenville Kitchen. They’ll be serving pastries, soups, salads, and Caribbean-inspired cuisine. The most intriguing of their selections: the voxtail, a vegan version of an oxtail.  The super-swanky Downtown eatery, , …

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Buchner’s Bierhalle: New German Bierhalle in Murray Hill Transports You Back in Time

Buchner’s Bierhalle: New German Bierhalle in Murray Hill Transports You Back in Time, Jason Grimes

Upon walking into you are immediately transported back in time. A time of bootleggers roaming the streets on horseback and speakeasies that require a secret password or have a hidden back-alley entrance. Buchner’s, is easy to miss if you aren’t looking for it (or even if you are!). Located in the back of in , this is quite literally a hidden gem. Once inside, it’s all too easy to forget that you are in Jacksonville. From the exposed brick walls to the uniquely retro wallpaper, this place is one of a kind. Jason Grimes, the owner of Buchner’s Bierhalle, named …

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#EATUPJAX: Restaurant Openings, Closings, and New Locations in the Local Jacksonville Food Scene

#EATUPJAX: Restaurant Openings, Closings, and New Locations in the Local Jacksonville Food Scene, JaxMinerva

Long-time Italian chef and restaurant owner Jerry Moran recently did a good deed for a dying man. His New York-style cheesecake has many fans, and when a customer learned that a terminal man in asked for NY cheesecake, they asked Moran if he could help. Moran hand-delivered the cheesecake to the hospital. His restaurant, , was located Downtown for many years but made the move to on Edgewood Avenue, a couple of years ago. The owners of  in are making use of the space next door, which used to be Pure Barre, by converting into a secondary restaurant space, this …

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#EATUPJAX: More than a Few Buzz-worthy Restaurants to Try around Jacksonville

There are more than a few buzz-worthy restaurants to try scattered around Jacksonville. Sometimes we get caught up in staying in our own neighborhoods–I’d bet there are people in who haven’t left in years except for road-trips, vacations, and possibly their commutes. Here are three newer places you might not have been to, some of which are in less-trendy neighborhoods. Pink Salt Well-priced and delish, Pink Salt in the Lakewood neighborhood on St. Augustine Road, serves up an excellent breakfast and lots of Caribbean and Caribbean-inspired dishes, such as oxtail and Jamaican fruit cake, but they also serve a mix …

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Let There Be Waffles! Magnolia’s in Murray Hill

Magnolias, Photo by Kristen Penoyer, Natedoesfood, Nomnomjax, #nomnomjax, #eujaxfood, Murray Hill, Jacksonville, Florida

It’s always a good time for waffles, and Andrea Dahlia is proof of this theory. So much so, that she just opened a waffle-based restaurant in called Magnolia’s. If the last name sounds familiar, that’s because she is the owner of Dahlia’s Pour House in as well. Originally Andrea wanted to do tacos, but she quickly realized that tacos were spoken for here in Jacksonville. Just around the corner you have your , Nacho Taco, Tijuana Flats, etc. How did this idea start? One Christmas, Andrea got a bread/waffle maker. Soon after, she started testing waffle batters and used her …

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Murray Hill Celebrates 100 Years and Revitalizes the Neighborhood with Public Art

New Mural in Murray Hill, Business(es): Grater Goods (1080 Edgewood Avenue South, Jacksonville, FL 32205) Artist(s): Britt Spencer (Savannah, GA)

Post courtesy of our friends at the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville: The neighborhood of is located south of Lackawanna and west of and . It is bordered by Interstate 10, Cassat Avenue, Park Street, and Roosevelt Boulevard. Murray Hill was originally platted in 1906 as Murray Hill Heights suburb.  In 1916 the town of Murray Hill was incorporated with a Mayor, Town Clerk, and Council Member. Murray Hill Avenue was the main commercial corridor in Murray Hill.  The north/south running street, now modern day Edgewood Avenue, was designed as a landscaped boulevard and modeled after Springfield’s Main Street.  Fast forward to modern day Murray …

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Rix Rex: Mockshop Music Exchange and the Celestial Dream Pop of wise river

jack mock, mock shop music exchange, murray hill, photo by Jesse Brantman

Located in the heart of at 933 Edgewood Ave S is : a boutique music store unlike any other in Jacksonville, which specializes in unique guitars, effects pedals, and amplifiers. Opened in July of 2016 by owner , Mockshop Music Exchange provides the urban core of Jacksonville with a locally owned and operated music store, fulfilling all of your music gear needs. After noticing a void in Jacksonville for a music store of this kind, Mock was finally able to open the store he had always dreamed of. “We’re going have products in here that you’re not going to see …

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Bernie’s Wine Stop in Murray Hill: Wine with Guidance, Not Pretense

Bernie's Wine Stop

Wine is more popular with Americans than ever, but the recent trends in wine retail have been big box retailers and online ordering. Neither of these provide the personal experience available at . After serving the neighborhood’s wine needs for almost twenty years,  could be considered a  institution. You would remember Bernie if you ever visited the Wine Warehouse on Edgewood. Bernie operates his new wine shop a block away from the old store location in a new strip of shops that includes and  children’s boutique. There are two variations of the Bernie experience that I would recommend for the …

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Eat Your Fill in Murray Hill

Knead Bakery

Local Murray Hill business owner Bernie Zitomer of Bernie’s Wine Stop says that a neighborhood like , sandwiched between industrial, commercial, and upscale residential, serves as a sort of “barometer of the economy.” Judging from the food providers and restaurants flourishing there, things are looking up for all of us. New to the neighborhood this year are Knead, , and . They have joined ranks with some of the most classic food destinations in Jacksonville. , which you might recognize as the bread provider for  in , opened up their own place in Murray Hill. They serve artisan sandwiches, bread, …

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