Riverside

River & Post: 9-Story Rooftop Bar with a Killer View Opens in Riverside

River & Post Managing Partner JeffMcCusker // Photo by Nate Mayo

Q&A MANAGING PARTNER JEFF McCUSKER Have you heard of River & Post? It’s the newest addition to Jacksonville’s booming restaurant scene. What makes it special, you ask? Over 10,000 square feet, a 9-story rooftop bar with a killer view, with a 3-Michelin-Star background, and it’s locally focused. I sat down with managing partner Jeff McCusker to get the inside scoop. Tell me about River & Post. River & Post is a casual seafood restaurant. We have great steaks and poultry dishes. I would say it’s American cuisine with a chef that is classically trained. We have a lot to offer …

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The Chef Selects: Michael McKinney of Restaurant Orsay Talks Scallops

The Chef Selects, Chef Michael McKinney, Restaurant Orsay, Scallop and Truffle Crudo, Black Sheep Restaurant Group, Photo by Erin Thursby

Here at EU Jacksonville, we want to spread the word about everything tasty here on the First Coast. We’ve talked to some of our area’s chefs about what they think you should order at their restaurants this season and why. By Erin Thursby, EU Food Editor & Executive Director of GastroJax   Restaurant Orsay has been one of the standard-setters in Jacksonville for upscale cuisine for some years now, and if you’re looking to impress, it should be on your shortlist. The base here is French, but with American Southern influences and a modern take, so you’ll find international flavors …

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Flying +SoLo in Five Points

It’s a Wednesday night in the heart of Riverside. You’re looking for something to do, but don’t want to go to a bar. You want to experience something new. Where do you go? Head to at 1037 Park Street, where you can enjoy a mind-bending set for as little as $10, with all of the proceeds going back to the musicians. +SoLo is the space between the bustling sausage-eating joint of and the breezy bar upstairs. Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, the space opens to a few people who are ready to hear something new, exciting, and different. Until January …

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JaxByJax: For That Penned-Up Writer in All of Us!

For those who haven’t heard, is a daylong celebration of Jacksonville’s literary community. Participating local writers will share their work at more than a dozen venues citywide. “It’s about introducing Jacksonville to Jacksonville. It’s about bringing together the city’s writers of every kind into one stage, that stage being the streets and shops of the city itself.” The descriptor is courtesy of , the founder of the event and author who has penned volumes on the characters and stories that shaped the city’s history. JaxbyJax is held Nov 18 at such participating venues as Il Desco, Beer:30, Cool Moose Coffee …

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Welcome Home – Daisey and Batsauce

No matter where she is in the universe – in the cozy Berlin apartment she shares with her beat-making husband Britt Traynham aka Batsauce, embarking on exotic Asian adventures or just chilling in a van down by the river –  all Lady Daisey needs is a little music, a lot of love and her fuzzy slippers to feel like home. Or get out of jury duty. “As soon as I put on my fuzzy slippers, I’m home,” says the global songstress, who recently rocked the comfy kitty slippers during a wasted “hometown” day languishing in a potential jury pool at …

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Yellow House: An Intersection of Art, Community, and Social Justice

Hope McMath, Yellow House, Art, Activism, Jacksonville, Florida

Hope McMath, a leader in the Jacksonville arts community, has moved on from her post as director at the , to run a new endeavor–Yellow House. Inside Yellow House, just across from the , at first glance, it looks like a gallery, albeit one with storage issues–besides art, the first room of the gallery features pallets of water, cereal boxes and other sundries, ready to go to communities in need. When hurricane Irma hit, mobilized as quickly as possible, getting much needed supplies to those living in Jacksonville, especially in the Washington Heights area, which was flooded. She had specific …

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PHOTOS: Solar-Powered Spacesuit, BlessYourHeartCrew Collaborative Exhibition

Solar Powered Space Suit, FSCJ Kent Campus Gallery, Bless Your Heart Crew, Photo by Cristina Danielle O'Connor

The #BlessYourHeartCrew unveiled their collaborative exhibition called SolarPoweredSpaceSuit September 19 at FSCJ Kent Campus Gallery featuring artists , , , , , and . Checkout the show in room E112A, it’s open Monday-Thursday 10am-3pm. Here’s a sneak peak from photographer Cristina Danielle O’Connor:

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Behind the Stick with Logan Raspa of Riverside Liquors

Welcome back behind the stick, folks! If you missed our cocktail competition at the beginning of August at , well, you missed out. from took home the honors but faced fierce competition from some of Jacksonville’s finest bartenders. Check out my article online for more information on what went down. In the meantime, take a look at with . He started there as a teenager in 2004, but returned in 2010 to really learn the trade. After seven years, Raspa has learned a lot and continues to share his knowledge. Going into the fall, Raspa recommends Cynar. It is a …

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A Dining Delight: THE TRIP TO SPAIN Opens At Sun Ray Cinema

Opens at Sun Ray Cinema: September 1, 2017 Running Time: 1 hour 49 minutes Grade: C+ Directed By: Michael Winterbottom After jaunts through northern England and Italy, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on another deliciously deadpan culinary road trip. This time around, the guys head to Spain to sample the best of the country’s gastronomic offerings in between rounds of their hilariously off-the-cuff banter. Over plates of pintxos and paella, the pair exchange barbs and their patented celebrity impressions, as well as more serious reflections on what it means to settle into middle age. As always, the locales are …

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From Ohio To Jacksonville: Whit’s Frozen Custard Is Catching On

As far as sweet treats are concerned, there are few things as totally satisfying as fresh frozen custard made according to the original recipe of Chuck Whitman from Granville, Ohio. Unless, of course, you consider the vast variety of decadent toppings, from pineapple and shaved coconut to chocolate chip cookies and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, available at Whit’s Frozen Custard. A glimpse into the history available on the Whit’s website details how “Chuck Whitman, working in his father’s food service business, spent 21 years calling on restaurants, including popular soft-serve businesses throughout the Midwest. During this time, he also purchased …

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