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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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Moon Over the Market, GastroJax, FRLA, Jacksonville Farmers Market

#EatUpJax: October Local Food Scene

If you haven’t been over to  in and you love local, it’s time to pop in, after a moment at  next door. They sell artisan food goods, such as cheese, , red cinnamon cucumbers, and pickles from . We are especially in love with the Thai Pimento cheese in the cold case from the local . They carry local goods, but also other interesting artisan goods from around the country (like their slow cured Olli Wild Boar Salami from California). The brand new opened its doors last month at 4021 Southside Boulevard (look for the orange building). Restaurants in Jacksonville …

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September #EatUpJax

Chef is stepping on over to the to open a second restaurant in our area, Gilbert’s Social. We’re thrilled that we don’t have to go all the way out to Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen in for a taste of what he can do! Our contributor gave Gilbert’s Social a visit, . Last month, in the old O’Brothers space in , Five Points Tavern opened its doors. Expect lively bar-fare from their menu, with beer, wine, and signature cocktails. The long-awaited  is still undergoing construction. Word is they will be opening in 2017. “full-bodied, deep, and complex with notes of caramel, dark …

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Eat Up Jax – May 2016

The First Coast keeps attracting high-level chefs. ’s former personal chef, plans to open a 34-seat restaurant in Neptune Beach, in the space where recently closed (Tama retired this past March). Attracted by our food scene, Polidoro will be bringing a New York city sophistication to his menu, with a definite mix of Florida beach vibe. Look for an early summer opening for Doro. We’ll keep you posted! Late last month, opened at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa. The restaurant overlooks the water at the 13th hole of the the Stadium Course at , featuring an outdoor patio. …

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Ovinte, Chef Selects, EU Jacksonville, St. Johns Town Center

Ovinte (Southside) – The Chef Selects

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 Ovinte () One of two locally owned restaurants in the , is definitely a place you should be dining if you’re shopping on the Southside. There’s a lot of small plate and tapas action on their menu, so it’s the kind of place you can take a group for …

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Hoptinger Bier Garden & Sausage House opens in Jacksonville Beach

Dish Update, May 2015: Eat, Drink & Be Merry in Jacksonville

Food Editor Erin Thursby reports on where to eat, drink and be merry in the greater Jacksonville area. Thursby also serves as the Executive Director of , a non-profit organization that serves to foster and preserve local cuisine, educating the public about local food and beverage sources, local restaurants and North Florida dishes. Foodie News Hoptinger Bier Garden & Sausage House We’ve been eagerly awaiting the opening of the Hoptinger Bier Garden & Sausage House since last year. It’s finally open at 333 1st St N in . Craft beer, full bar and a menu of sausages, brats, and, surprisingly, …

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Cowford Chophouse

COWFORD CHOPHOUSE PARTNERS ANNOUNCE PROJECT UPDATES

New logo, restaurant group name, and milestones shared at a press conference April 28, 2015 — Jacksonville, Fla. —  and , the business partners behind the , announced new milestones for the upcoming  restaurant during a press conference this morning with city leaders to provide updates about the project. They were joined by ; , CEO of the ; , chairman of the Downtown Investment Authority; and City Council Member , who serves as the  liaison for the Downtown Investment Authority. Fraser Burns opened the press conference by announcing the formation of , a restaurant group that comprises  at the …

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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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Slow Food First Coast

Slow Food First Coast Slow Food was founded to slow us all down and make us think about what we eat, versus driving to the nearest fast food venue and continuing to fast-track everything we do in life. The focus on saving disappearing food traditions and showcasing traditional food products through events helps people rediscover the joys of eating. People increase their understanding of the importance of caring about where food comes from, who makes it, and how it’s made. The movement wants you to slow down and taste the food! You will learn how the slow food members produce …

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