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EAT UP JAX: Expansions Slated for Metro Diner, Engine 15, The Hyatt, and Bojangles

GastroFest 2018 happened last month at the beautiful Friendship Fountain in partnership with the Museum of Science & History! This year’s Judge’s Choice winners are: Candy Apple Cafe, Jax Diner, Sliders, Bread & Board, Black Sheep at Intuition, German Schnitzel Haus, Bold City Mobile Kitchen, Sunshine Grindz, Ibex Ethiopian Kitchen, Khloe’s Kitchen, and Orsay. The Hyatt has announced that they will be adding three restaurant concepts to open by late summer. There’s been lots of updates to their lobby, mainly because of Hurricane Irma, but they will also have a 24-hour market, a tavern, and a seafood restaurant. The market …

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The Chef Selects, Chef Michael McKinney, Restaurant Orsay, Scallop and Truffle Crudo, Black Sheep Restaurant Group, Photo by Erin Thursby

The Chef Selects: Michael McKinney of Restaurant Orsay Talks Scallops

Here at EU Jacksonville, we want to spread the word about everything tasty here on the First Coast. We’ve talked to some of our area’s chefs about what they think you should order at their restaurants this season and why. By Erin Thursby, EU Food Editor & Executive Director of GastroJax   Restaurant Orsay has been one of the standard-setters in Jacksonville for upscale cuisine for some years now, and if you’re looking to impress, it should be on your shortlist. The base here is French, but with American Southern influences and a modern take, so you’ll find international flavors …

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The Classic Negroni, photo courtesy of Campari

Behind the Stick: Negroni Week in Jacksonville, June 5-11

Welcome back behind the stick. This month we’re talking all things negroni. Are you familiar with the negroni cocktail, friends? With only three ingredients, it’s easy to make and hard to mess up. The negroni is comprised of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. The most classic ratio is equal parts of all three ingredients, but bartenders will vary the proportions based on individual taste. I prefer a less sweet combination and tend to add a touch more gin and Campari and a bit less sweet vermouth. In 1947, Orson Welles described the negroni as such: “The bitters are excellent for …

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South Kitchen + Spirits, fried chicken bucket, Jacksonville, Florida, Avondale, Park Street, Brian Siebenschuh, photo by Nate Mayo, nomnomjax, natedoesfood

Who Else Wants South Kitchen + Spirits? Brian Siebenschuh’s New Restuarant in Avondale

South Kitchen + Spirits is a brand-new restaurant at 3638 Park St in , opened by . Brian was super influential in my entrance into the Jacksonville food scene. Two years ago when he was at he helped me plan my first food event. It was a fundraiser brunch for about 40 people, and we used most of the proceeds to host a multi-course dinner for my culinary school class at Orsay. (On a side note, that was the first time I tried popcorn ice cream, and I remember it like it was yesterday.) Brian didn’t go to culinary school. …

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Love Feast

Secret Pop-Up Food Fair to Benefit Better Together Fund in Response to Orlando Tragedy has a thing for secret locations. For the past few years, she’s hosted lavish dinner parties featuring notable chefs in exotic locations ranging from abandoned buildings to wildlife preserves to cemeteries under brand. Building off the success of these events, she’s formed , an event-planning company that focuses on creating unique culinary and cultural experiences. In the wake of the tragedy in Orlando, Cari has joined forces with local philanthropist to produce Love Feast, a fundraising event benefiting the Better Together Fund. “We were looking for …

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#EatUpJax – June 2016

Bonjour, y’all! has rolled out some new delights this season. Their food, if you haven’t guessed from the greeting I’ve stolen from their press materials, is a fusion of down home Southern American and French. We got a taste at their media dinner. Starters include a well-presented and delicious beef tenderloin tartare, buffalo chicken croquettes for those who like it hot. In salads they’ve got a pretty little wedge, and gruyere for their rich French onion soup. On their brunch menu, don’t miss their version of shrimp & grits. Meat eaters can go for their lush short rib pot-au-feu, while …

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GastroFest – March 21, 2015 in Hemming Park

  Coming to Hemming Park on March 21st is GastroFest! Presented by GastroJax and hosted by , GastroFest will include restaurants, local food providers, local craft beer, cookbook authors, chef demos, and tastings, all to celebrate the food culture of the First Coast. You might know  as a 2014  project which made the top 20 out of over 600 projects and won the Golden Ticket from Void magazine and  As part of winning the Golden Ticket, Adjective & Co. have designed the  logo, which was introduced late last month. Since One Spark, GastroJax has held two fundraisers, the Damn Good …

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GastroFest 2015

Jacksonville’s newest nonprofit-in-the-making, GastroJax, Inc., recently announced that their signature event, , a comprehensive, totally local festival celebrating the food culture of Northeast Florida and those involved in it, will take place in , formerly Hemming Plaza, during the weekend of March 21, 2015. It’s been a long summer, so here’s the scoop in case you missed it. The concept was born in the fall of 2013, when its creator, , suddenly realized that Jacksonville doen’t have a food festival that brought together all of the gastronomic traditions and experiences available in the area. “We’ve got some great festivals in …

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Best Restaurant Bars in Jacksonville

The experience of having a beer, a glass of wine, or a cocktail with one’s meal is a time-honored tradition that I totally support. It’s easy to say that support for this tradition runs high, considering the plethora of restaurant bar options that are available in our fair metropolis. It goes without saying that some restaurants have better bars than others, and that sometimes a particular place will be better for satisfying a specific craving than others. For the sake of brevity, these four restaurants provide a good mix of tasty food and delightful libations that make them some of …

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7 Burgeoning Trends of Jacksonville Dining

by JENNIFER EARNEST AND CHRISTOPHER IRVIN Just like in the world of fashion, food trends come and go. Some, like the shoulder pads of the 80s, have gratefully come and gone. When it comes to food, some trends go beyond being just “trendy.” These so-called trends actually develop and expand the fabric of our food scene into something better. The thing with trends is that they are all relative to whom you talk to– some people still dig shoulder pads, just as some people still believe vegans only eat salad.So, for the purpose of this article, we reached out to local …

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