Tag Archives: Liam Lynch

#EatUpJax: Two Dudes Seafood Comes to Riverside, New Kosher Restaurant Downtown & Other Dining News

Fresh Jax, a local spice company, is selling one heck of a balanced maple bourbon barbecue rub, called Rosy Cheeks. Even if you aren’t barbecuing, you might love this mix on everything from chicken and ribs to beef and fish. You might even love it on popcorn or as a base for a dip. Ingredients include organic paprika, organic light brown sugar, organic cane juice, organic maple syrup, cherrywood smoked sea salt, organic onion, Himalayan pink salt, organic black peppercorn, organic garlic, organic chipotle, organic mesquite, organic flavors, organic spices, organic lemon zest. Besides their website freshjax.com, you can also …

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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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