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Behind the Stick Cocktail Competiton, EU Jacksonville, Marlin & Barrel, The Parlour at Grape & Grain Exchange, Photo by Cristina Danielle O'Connor

Behind the Stick: Cocktail Competition

Over the last year, through my Behind the Stick column, I’ve had the pleasure of chatting with bartenders all over Jacksonville (and St. Augustine) and discovering what ingredients they’re working with on any given day. On Monday, August 7th, we held a competition in the to see how some of those bartenders utilized either the grapefruit cello or orange cello produced by . Of seven cocktails, the Valyrian Sling by Meaghan Leonard came out on top. She used the orangecello, the 2nd street gin (also from local distillery, Marlin and Barrel), and several syrups that she made herself. The resulting …

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The Parlour at Grape & Grain in San Marco

Behind the Bookcase at Grape & Grain

BY RYAN HICKEY If you walk through the well-lit charm of , past the bottles of Fernet Branca and the cooler of local beer, you’ll come to a large teak bookcase. Give it a hard shove, and it will reveal , a jazzy speakeasy with some of the best cocktails in town. It’s one of the better kept secrets in Jacksonville, and that adds to the élan and appeal of the place. Perhaps the secret is too well kept, as The Parlour recently reduced its hours of operation to three days a week. In response, bar manager decided to update …

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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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Jazz Fest After Dark: The Urban Core Comes Alive at Sundown

The downtown scene comes alive in the late night, long after the acts of the have finished their sets. This year, for the third year in a row, returns during May 22-24, 2015, for free, late night fun and music in nine different venues, featuring over 60 different musical artists. Jazz Fest After Dark organizers aim to give Jazz Fest attendees a reason to stay and explore the Jacksonville nightlife with a wide range of different artists and venues, all for free. After years of having thousands of people and patrons flock Downtown for the Jazz Fest, Jazz Fest After …

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