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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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GastroFest – March 21, 2015 in Hemming Park

  Coming to Hemming Park on March 21st is GastroFest! Presented by GastroJax and hosted by , GastroFest will include restaurants, local food providers, local craft beer, cookbook authors, chef demos, and tastings, all to celebrate the food culture of the First Coast. You might know  as a 2014  project which made the top 20 out of over 600 projects and won the Golden Ticket from Void magazine and  As part of winning the Golden Ticket, Adjective & Co. have designed the  logo, which was introduced late last month. Since One Spark, GastroJax has held two fundraisers, the Damn Good …

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GastroFest 2015

Jacksonville’s newest nonprofit-in-the-making, GastroJax, Inc., recently announced that their signature event, , a comprehensive, totally local festival celebrating the food culture of Northeast Florida and those involved in it, will take place in , formerly Hemming Plaza, during the weekend of March 21, 2015. It’s been a long summer, so here’s the scoop in case you missed it. The concept was born in the fall of 2013, when its creator, , suddenly realized that Jacksonville doen’t have a food festival that brought together all of the gastronomic traditions and experiences available in the area. “We’ve got some great festivals in …

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Shaken or Stirred? – cocktails of the first coast

In the 1920s, the Volstead Act outlawed alcohol and Prohibition began. It speaks to our desire of the forbidden that this period is when the cocktail came into its own. Downtown, a swank little joint has opened up to celebrate the ethos of that time, with a modern twist. For a bit of theatre with your mixed drink, order the Baked Apple. Fire is involved, and it tastes like a grown-up cider with a bite. Fans of the bubbly will want to quaff the easy-drinkin’ French 76. Be careful; the champagne, orange liqueur and lemon juice combo is dangerous. 115 …

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