Riverside

River & Post: Upcoming Rooftop Restaurant Hires Executive Chef

River & Post, Jacksonville, Florida, Riverside

Elizabeth Arana Brings Star Power to Riverside’s Newest Restaurant Having trained under Wolfgang Puck, Eric Ripert, David Burke and Alain Ducasse and educated at the Culinary Institute of America and University of Florida, Elizabeth Arana’s resume impressed the owners of River & Post. Once they tasted her cooking they were convinced she was the right fit. Arana will start in July 2017 as the Executive Chef of the soon-to-open Riverside restaurant, which will open in the Fall at 1000 Riverside Avenue at the corner of Post Street in Jacksonville’s . “Her qualifications spoke for themselves, but what sold us was …

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BLOOD AND STEEL: Skateboarding History At Sun-Ray Cinema

Cedar Crest, Todd Johnson, Blood and Steel, Sun-Ray Cinema, 5 Points, Jacksonville, Florida

This Wednesday, Sun-Ray Cinema hosts a special showing of a new skateboarding documentary. Blood and Steel tells the story of skateboarding site Cedar Crest, and the youth and music movements that materialized there from 1985 to 1992. Long-time Jacksonville skater Todd Johnson recalls his time at Cedar Crest with longing. “It was a perfect ramp,” says Johnson. “A lot of backyard ramps back then were homemade—people trying to figure out how to build a ramp as they were doing it. But this ramp was solid.” The legendary ramp, built in 1985 at Cedar Crest Country Club, was tucked away in …

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SPACE 42: Life, The Universe, and Everything

The founders of believe that if you build it, they will come. It’s a hybrid warehouse in the newly-proclaimed Arts District of Jacksonville that combines technology with the arts. “Without art, technology fails,” says , co-founder of SPACE 42. Through his extensive background in technology consulting, Kevin has found that most tech geniuses work like artists. “In turn, without technology, art fails.” Together with business partners James and Charity Higbe, Kevin and Michelle Calloway have excavated the 22,000 square foot warehouse on Phyllis Street behind CoRK Arts District. Properly marrying art and technology to create an innovation center requires an …

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Jacksonville Newest Theatre Troupe Phase Eight Launches With ” ALL MY SONS”

Phase Eight Theatre Company Review A Dual Critics Review by Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom , Jacksonville’s newest theatre company, launched its 2017-2018 season with Arthur Miller’s 1947 Tony Award winning “.” The production, at Riverside’s on Oak Street, had a three performance run during February 2 – 6, 2017. This moving theatrical classic traces the downfall of two Midwestern families four years after the end of World War II. The fathers, Joe Keller and Steve Deever, were neighbors and business partners who thrived during the war while manufacturing parts for military planes. When the war effort intensified, production quotas …

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Who Else Wants South Kitchen + Spirits? Brian Siebenschuh’s New Restuarant in Avondale

South Kitchen + Spirits, fried chicken bucket, Jacksonville, Florida, Avondale, Park Street, Brian Siebenschuh, photo by Nate Mayo, nomnomjax, natedoesfood

South Kitchen + Spirits is a brand-new restaurant at 3638 Park St in , opened by . Brian was super influential in my entrance into the Jacksonville food scene. Two years ago when he was at he helped me plan my first food event. It was a fundraiser brunch for about 40 people, and we used most of the proceeds to host a multi-course dinner for my culinary school class at Orsay. (On a side note, that was the first time I tried popcorn ice cream, and I remember it like it was yesterday.) Brian didn’t go to culinary school. …

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On the River: Making use of river waste

BY SHANNON BLANKINSHIP, Outreach Director, St. Johns Riverkeeper There’s nothing like a hurricane to demonstrate that our creeks, rivers and ocean suffer significantly from our waste. Whether it is litter, debris or just items from our back yard, if it wasn’t tied down or tightly secured, it may have ended up in the river. While Hurricane Matthew was an extreme example of this regular phenomenon, it happens during even normal rainfall events. Our creeks, especially in our urban neighborhoods, continue to be depositories for everything that can be carried by wind or water from yards, driveways, and roads. The young …

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Eco Relics: Cast Iron Relics and the Weight of History

Cast iron is a building material with weight, distinguishing itself from more flimsy alloys and plastics that are common today. Behind that weight is the 8,000 year history of human experiments with smelting and metallurgy to develop crafted metal tools. To behold a cast iron object is to feel the weight of history resting in your hands. Designers commonly employ cast iron for structure or ornamentation to achieve an authentic industrial or Victorian motif. The material gained popularity during England’s industrial revolution when in the early 1700s, Abraham Darby developed a blast furnace fired by coke, a high-carbon, low-impurity fuel …

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A Visit to Mixon Studios

likes to bring together disparate and incongruous objects and see what beautiful accidents emerge. In his studio, you’ll find bronze breasts, a scale model of the Sears Tower, chicken wire, and old glass. He loves to pick his way through scrapyards. Edelson’s latest artwork may be his biggest yet. It juxtaposes a former industrial detergent plant, the infamously polluted , and fine art. He calls it . Mixon Studios takes its name from Mixon Town, which Google Maps calls this Industrial Gothic district north of and I-10, though the City of Jacksonville collectively calls several neighborhoods including Mixon Town, Honeymoon, …

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Going Green with Eco Relics

Every tree product from seed to sawdust is a candidate for reuse in the woodshop.  For Eco Relics fabricator , “using salvaged materials gives purpose to something that still has value. It’s a good reflection on a business to see they are doing their part to keep these materials out of landfills, and they have a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture with a story behind it for their trouble.” Working with salvage is a transformative experience that turns trash into treasure, and trash had better turn into something because the world is running out of places to put it. More than …

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THONY THE ROAD WE TROD: 10 QUESTIONS WITH ARTIST THONY AIUPPY

Tony Aiuppy, the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Florida, EU Jacksonville, #thonyaiuppy, #culturalcouncilofgreaterjacksonvlleflorida, #moreartculture, #eujacksonville, #eujax

10 Questions courtesy of our friends at the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville Thony Aiuppy is a practicing visual artist and an art educator. He is also a husband and father of three children.  He and his family live in the . Making Springfield home for he and his family was an intentional act after previously residing in both and . The diversity of the area appealed to Thony, as did the urban neighborhood’s history. In his blog Thony has said the following about Springfield: “This is the setting for which my journey starts in regards to the story of the work …

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