#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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Seances, Spiritualism, and Women’s Rights in Jacksonville: Tim Gilmore’s Tale of Anna Fletcher

Seances, Spiritualism, and Women's Rights: Tim Gilmore's Tale of Anna Fletcher, Anna Fletcher spiritualism history

Local author offers a fascinating look at the wife of former Florida Senator Duncan U. Fletcher in his new book “Channeling Anna Fletcher: On Seances and Women’s Rights.” Gilmore tells the story of the woman who struggled to reconcile the constraints and proprieties of a senator’s wife with her belief in Spiritualism. Gilmore will host a book launch will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the , 101 W. 1st Street, Jacksonville. The event will include a discussion on the convergence of early women’s rights activism and psychic investigation with live music by the Dead Shepard Sounds. “Anyone …

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

1748 Bakehouse in Springfield, #EATUPJAX: Openings, Closings, and New Locations in the Local Jacksonville Food Scene

#EATUPJAX: Local Food News From the Folks at   is open at the Markets at Town Center, which is just south of the . The grocery chain, based out of Phoenix, provides shoppers with an organic and healthsome selection. This is their first in the Jacksonville area, but there are plans to open up a second on Beach Boulevard.  We’ve had quite a spate of specialty grocers opening in the Jacksonville area, places like Sprouts, something that the owners of  cites as the reason they’ll be closing all three of their locations. opened the first Native Sun here in Jacksonville …

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Sit A While: PorchFest is Back to Jacksonville’s Springfield Neighborhood

Four years ago, with its renaissance in full swing, the and Revitalization Committee created a walk-able event to showcase the historic neighborhood with live music playing from the porches of the area’s “Grand Old Ladies.” The first annual was a success, drawing an estimated 4,000 visitors into the community. Now in its fourth year, the Jacksonville PorchFest is bigger and better than ever. The free, family-friendly event is held from noon to 9 pm Saturday on many of the inviting porches in the historic neighborhood. PorchFest begins and ends in beautiful , with a main stage performance from headliner Big …

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Let Your Phoenix Flag Fly: A New Arts District in Springfield

Phoenix Art District, Christy Frazier, Photo by Nate Price, Springfield, Jacksonville, Florida

“I’VE GOT A SCHOOL TO BUILD.” Phoenix Arts District (P.A.D.) is prepping to be a game changer for Jacksonville. The district will house the Jacksonville Florida School of the Arts (JFSOTA), and will be a community space with lots of moving parts. The major focus will be on hands-on art education and building a home for local and visiting artists. P.A.D. is such a big undertaking that it needs a whole community of support–and thankfully there is a great team working on it. Local entrepreneur Christy Frazier and her business partner Aislynn Thomas-McDonald are at the helm. The two met …

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Stroll Springfield: Jacksonville Porchfest 2016

Springfield PorchFest, Jacksonville, FL, Photo by Debra Heuskin

There is something warm and inviting about a big cozy front porch. In , cozy porches transform into intimate stages as local and regional musicians gather November 5th for the third annual , presented by . The free, family-friendly event features more than 20 performers bringing porches to life throughout the neighborhood. Attendees can stroll from porch to porch and camp out on sidewalks and front lawns as they enjoy live music and a wide variety of food, drink, and arts vendors in Jacksonville’s oldest front porch neighborhood. This year’s event will be held in Springfield’s Southwest quadrant and will …

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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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Sit Back & Rock On – Jacksonville PorchFest

  By name alone, PorchFest conjures images of jug bands, old men in rocking chairs alongside their old hound dogs, and one hell of a hootenanny once the hooch sets in. It’s entirely possible that one or all of those things may be found on November 7th during  in Springfield. However, I don’t want to misrepresent the event or lead you completely astray—this is a family friendly event. PorchFests are held annually across the United States and Canada. They were started in Ithaca, New York, in 2007. The underlying idea was to bring local musicians and neighborhoods together to create …

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Historic Springfield Tour of Homes

The 37th annual Historic Springfield Tour of Homes will be held June 6 and 7 from 12 to 5 p.m. each day, showcasing homes and businesses in Jacksonville’s oldest neighborhood. This year’s tour highlights eight venues, featuring the classic architecture and character of the Springfield Historic District: Four turn-of-the-century beautifully restored homes A grand Victorian in progress of renovation A charming new construction bungalow A gorgeously renovated commercial space The , the historic mansion built by founder “Before” photos will be on display at several historic venues so visitors can see the transformations. “Springfield has some of the most unique, …

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Calling All Collectors – Eco Relics Has Your Find

Eco Relics is a haven for those looking for that perfect reclaimed piece or materials for that next home remodeling project . . .  wait for it, wait for it . . . but there is so much more there. You will find yourself amidst a world of rare memorabilia and unique collectibles. Automotive and antique lovers alike will appreciate the ever-growing inventory of memorabilia that spans hood ornaments, fenders, hubcaps and license plates. You’ll feel like you’re in as you look through the collection of old service station signs, gas pumps, cans and so much more. When you’re ready …

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