Tag Archives: Bistro Aix

New Food In The 904: 12 Fresh Spots To Dine In Jacksonville

Rue Saint Marc By Erin Thursby / Photos by Sterling Tucker Rue Saint Marc, the latest venture backed by the brothers Medure, is actually a partnership with a couple who have had an incredible journey over the years. The French-American menu comes from CIA Hyde Park alum Chef Scott Alters, but the cocktails happening at the bar are the brainchildren of his fiancée Gabrielle Saul. She’s been studying mixology for years, and spent some time in Napa perfecting her understanding of wine. She shook up the bar program at Medure before helping her fiancé open Rue. She makes as much as …

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The Classic Negroni, photo courtesy of Campari

Behind the Stick: Negroni Week in Jacksonville, June 5-11

Welcome back behind the stick. This month we’re talking all things negroni. Are you familiar with the negroni cocktail, friends? With only three ingredients, it’s easy to make and hard to mess up. The negroni is comprised of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. The most classic ratio is equal parts of all three ingredients, but bartenders will vary the proportions based on individual taste. I prefer a less sweet combination and tend to add a touch more gin and Campari and a bit less sweet vermouth. In 1947, Orson Welles described the negroni as such: “The bitters are excellent for …

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#EATUPJAX: Dining News for MAY 2017

On the horizon is a possible reboot of the Homestead Restaurant, of , albeit at an alternate location, in the old Parsons Seafood Restaurant at the Beach on 6th Street. Town Hall, in the location where the Grotto used to be in San Marco, opened last month. This is another restaurant from the celebrated , owner of , formerly of . The Bread & Board has opened to much rejoicing, in the old Richard’s Sandwich Shoppe location. So far we’re hearing that it lives up to the hype! DINING EVENTS There’s a lot going on in the world of food …

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Moon Over the Market, GastroJax, FRLA, Jacksonville Farmers Market

#EatUpJax: October Local Food Scene

If you haven’t been over to  in and you love local, it’s time to pop in, after a moment at  next door. They sell artisan food goods, such as cheese, , red cinnamon cucumbers, and pickles from . We are especially in love with the Thai Pimento cheese in the cold case from the local . They carry local goods, but also other interesting artisan goods from around the country (like their slow cured Olli Wild Boar Salami from California). The brand new opened its doors last month at 4021 Southside Boulevard (look for the orange building). Restaurants in Jacksonville …

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Bistro Aix, drinks, bar, Behind the Stick, Blair Reddington

Behind the Stick with Blair Redington

The origin of the term “behind the stick” to describe a bartender is a tad murky. The general consensus is that bartenders earned the moniker because they pulled wooden tap handles to serve beer. Today, even bartenders who spend more time on craft cocktails than slinging beer identify as working behind the stick. This column is the first of our new monthly series profiling local bartenders. Pull up a barstool and join me as we learn more about our local scene and must-have drinks this month. I spoke with about his experience in the craft cocktail scene. He has been …

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San Marco Dining, Jacksonville, FL

Restaurants: Southbank to San Marco Square

Satisfy your hankering for Thai food on the Southbank at this upscale Thai bistro and bar. 1004 Hendricks Ave, allurethaijax.com/ 674-0190 Soups, salads, and burgers, all hand-made fresh. 815 S Main St #105, appetitescafe.com 398-0984 Buzzing bistro serving innovative New American dishes and sweets from a dessert case amid chic digs. 1019 Hendricks Ave, bbsrestaurant.com 306-0100 This popular diner is one of four here in Jacksonville, serving breakfast and typical diner fare. 1965 San Marco Blvd, beachdiner.com /san-marco/ 399-1306 Bistro AIX reflects the dining style of the southern France with New American leanings. One of the top dining choices in …

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The Day The Movies Died: Southbank’s Rich Film History

  In just the last handful of years, Jacksonville has permitted more than 400 film, television, and digital media productions. () called the city “a great asset” due to the diverse locations after shooting Lonely Hearts and Basic here. Film and television is on the rise in Jacksonville and is a growing source of employment and meaningful economic impact. As exciting as this growth is, Jacksonville is not unfamiliar with being a coveted destination of the movie industry. In the early 20th century, Northeast Florida carried the moniker, “Winter Film Capital of the World,” a far cry from ! Southbank …

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Hoptinger Bier Garden & Sausage House opens in Jacksonville Beach

Dish Update, May 2015: Eat, Drink & Be Merry in Jacksonville

Food Editor Erin Thursby reports on where to eat, drink and be merry in the greater Jacksonville area. Thursby also serves as the Executive Director of , a non-profit organization that serves to foster and preserve local cuisine, educating the public about local food and beverage sources, local restaurants and North Florida dishes. Foodie News Hoptinger Bier Garden & Sausage House We’ve been eagerly awaiting the opening of the Hoptinger Bier Garden & Sausage House since last year. It’s finally open at 333 1st St N in . Craft beer, full bar and a menu of sausages, brats, and, surprisingly, …

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Cowford Chophouse

COWFORD CHOPHOUSE PARTNERS ANNOUNCE PROJECT UPDATES

New logo, restaurant group name, and milestones shared at a press conference April 28, 2015 — Jacksonville, Fla. —  and , the business partners behind the , announced new milestones for the upcoming  restaurant during a press conference this morning with city leaders to provide updates about the project. They were joined by ; , CEO of the ; , chairman of the Downtown Investment Authority; and City Council Member , who serves as the  liaison for the Downtown Investment Authority. Fraser Burns opened the press conference by announcing the formation of , a restaurant group that comprises  at the …

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GastroFest 2015 in Hemming Park

GastroFest Brings Thousands of Diners Downtown

Foodies Unite Cook it, brew it, bake it, and they will come. During our first annual , held March 21st in , Jacksonville came hungry and left happy. First, we’d like to thank all of our wonderful sponsors and people who donated to our initial campaign; without you there would not have been an event. We want to extend our thanks and appreciation to every single attendee, vendor, venue, and volunteer who helped make this dream a reality. Our goal at is to put Jacksonville on the culinary map, all while educating people on food history and culture, and GastroFest …

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