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GastroFest, Friendship Fountain, Museum of Science and History, MOSH, Jacksonville, Florida, Food Festival

GastroFest Partners with MOSH to Bring Jax’s Favorite Food Festival to Friendship Fountain

DELICOUSLY DUVAL The recipe for a successful food festival is simple. Never run out of food. Obvious food pun aside, producing an event centered around food is more than just a matter of taste and now in its fourth year, has proven to be more than a spread of local cuisine. It’s a carefully curated offering of vendors including food trucks, restaurants, mobile stand-alones, and caterers alongside free and ticketed workshops and tastings, catering to every palette from simple to sophisticated. It’s also vegan-friendly, offering a “food map” to direct vegans to specific vendors and events that meet their culinary …

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GastroFest 2015 in Hemming Park

GastroFest 2016 – Celebrating Local Food, March 19 in Hemming Park

Mark your calendars for March 19, 2016, because GastroFest is back and better than ever! Taking place in at from 11am to 7pm, with GastroFest After Dark happening from 7-10:30pm on Laura St.  This year GastroFest will be a cash based festival – so please make sure to bring CASH! Each vendor is required to have sample sizes available for $1- $3 throughout the festival. We have encouraged Taste Vendors to have options for carnivores and vegans alike! GastroFest 2016 Program Click through the interactive GastroFest 2016 Program above for full map of vendors and events, complete with links and schedules.     …

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Native Sun Natural Foods Market Ready For Jacksonville Beach Grand Opening

Native Sun Natural Foods Market is set to celebrate the grand opening of its new Jacksonville Beach location at 1585 3rd Street North on September 19, 2015. The festivities will begin at 10:00am that morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring local business owners, city officials, and representatives from the Jacksonville Beach Chamber of Commerce. Following the ribbon-cutting, the first 250 customers to enter the store will receive the gift of a Native Sun bag filled with $50 worth of best-selling natural and organic groceries. Shoppers will also have a chance to win one of twenty $100 Native Sun gift cards …

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Knead Bakery

Eat Your Fill in Murray Hill

Local Murray Hill business owner Bernie Zitomer of Bernie’s Wine Stop says that a neighborhood like , sandwiched between industrial, commercial, and upscale residential, serves as a sort of “barometer of the economy.” Judging from the food providers and restaurants flourishing there, things are looking up for all of us. New to the neighborhood this year are Knead, , and . They have joined ranks with some of the most classic food destinations in Jacksonville. , which you might recognize as the bread provider for  in , opened up their own place in Murray Hill. They serve artisan sandwiches, bread, …

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BREW Five Points

Five Points is the newest coffee shop to pop up in increasingly trendy , adjacent to  and across the way from Hawkers. The small space which it occupies is cavernous and rather dark in the back area, with a nice and open front area. The decor is uncomplicated, modern, and clean. There is a communal feel to the place, with bar seating and longer tables that encourage patrons to meet and talk to each other. Their menu includes coffee drinks, beer and beer cocktails, artisanal sodas, and toast. The coffee menu is primarily espresso oriented, with local  espresso featured along …

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Jacksonville’s Newest Restaurants

In the last year or two, we’ve had a wave of truly fantastic places opening in Jacksonville. It’s worth celebrating, so we’ve gathered together a list of places you should try, or revisit, if you haven’t already. has hit its stride and quickly become one of  hippest eateries. The cocktails were always outstanding while the service and the food (pretty stellar to begin with) have now reached optimum levels. , one of our food truck success stories, opened a brick and mortar earlier this year on Post Street. It’s just off the main drag in , tucked off to the …

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