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Something For Everyone at the St. Augustine Film Festival This Weekend

When he thinks of St. Augustine, Gregory von Hausch is reminded of vintage postcards of Old Florida. Images of roadside orange stands, stately palms, that blend of rustic charm and the elegance of history seeping through the cracked cobblestone, that’s the flavor he had in mind when he staged his first film festival eight years ago in the Oldest City. Now in its 8th year, this intimate, four-day Festival is held January 18-21 in the historic city center, with theaters within walking distance of one another and many opportunities in between films to take in the sites, stroll down St. …

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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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Villa Zorayda: The Moorish building that inspired St. Augustine today

 didn’t set out to start a revolution in 1883 with the construction of his winter home at 83 King Street in St. Augustine. , named for a princess in ’s novel, Tales of the Alhambra, was the first residence built in the Moorish Revival style based on the architecture of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. Many structures built in early St. Augustine architecture were lost to fire and weather, prompting the architect to explore a new method of construction using a blend concrete and crushed coquina shells made from shell fragments and quartz sand found in deposits around the city. …

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