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Hot Shot Bakery & Cafe

Face the in St. Augustine and look to the right, and you’ll be well on your way to finding some of the hidden gems as far as food is concerned. For what’s sweet you’ll want to visit , but for lunch, pastries, and hot sauce, go to . If you are looking to bring home some datil pepper heat home, skip the touristy hot sauce shops and head for Hot Shot. Their sauces are for the datil pepper purist, one who doesn’t want lots of fruit or sweetness in their hot sauce. They’ve also got a case full of delicious …

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Claude’s Chocolates

For some of the finest chocolate made here in Florida, you’ll want to seek out . The chocolates are hand-made here on the First Coast from the finest Belgian base by Claude Franques. French-born Claude is a classically trained chef who has had experience in Manhattan, until the charm of won him away from the Big Apple. The chocolates he creates are very much in the European style with big, rich flavor. These are chocolates you savor, bites that take hold of your soul–if you’re into chocolate. He’s got standards in his retinue (ganache, truffles and bon bons) but there …

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Where to Eat in St. Augustine: A Taste of Florida

Sometimes Jacksonville folks end up touristing in St. Augustine, if only for a weekend or because the inevitable out-of-state relative makes it their vacation destination. And the question always comes up: where to eat? While places such as the Columbia or end up on every tourist’s list, there are a few places that you can try which make for a great visitor’s experience, but should be on your own list the next time you day-trip to the Oldest City. Everything on this list is on the casual side, so any tourist in flip-flops and ragged shorts can walk in without …

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Slow Food First Coast

Slow Food First Coast Slow Food was founded to slow us all down and make us think about what we eat, versus driving to the nearest fast food venue and continuing to fast-track everything we do in life. The focus on saving disappearing food traditions and showcasing traditional food products through events helps people rediscover the joys of eating. People increase their understanding of the importance of caring about where food comes from, who makes it, and how it’s made. The movement wants you to slow down and taste the food! You will learn how the slow food members produce …

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