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Candy Apple, The Artist Series,

The Candy Apple Café & Cocktails Launches “Cocktail Artist Series” Program

Restaurant will serve cocktails inspired by The FSCJ Artist Series productions “Our goal is to encourage guests of our restaurant and The FSCJ Artist Series to think of Downtown as a cohesive destination for entertainment and dining.” The Candy Apple Café & Cocktails, an award-winning restaurant in Downtown Jacksonville, today announced its new Cocktail Artist Series program. Through this program, the restaurant will serve cocktails inspired by select Broadway productions from The FSCJ Artist Series’ 2016-17 season. All Cocktail Artist Series drinks will be available during their corresponding show’s run dates. The Cocktail Artist Series for the current season includes: …

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Love Feast, Vicarious, Pulse Orlando, Central Florida Foundation, Skyy Vodka, Love Feast

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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Peterbrooke Chocolatier's new Downtown Jacksonville location

DISH UPDATE: What’s New in Dining, December 2015

has announced the opening of their newest shop located in at 100 West Bay Street, Suite 110, with the entrance directly across from the Wells Fargo Building on Laura Street.  The new shop will feature their hand dipped chocolates, coffee, “Peterbrooke-made” gelato, frozen yogurt, and various items from the Peterbrooke Bake Studio. The new location will also be able to host private parties, events and fundraisers. The site of the is going through some intense remodeling. They’ve had to go all the way down to the foundations, putting aside the vintage bricks for reconstruction later. Despite having lots to do, …

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6 Restaurants Opening Downtown

Article by Kristen Pickrell, courtesy of Metro Jacksonville  is in the midst of a culinary boom. Here’s six new restaurants that will be opening over the next few months. 1. Black Sheep Hemming Park Black Sheep partners Jon Insetta and Allan DeVault plan to extend their restaurant business to the . , originally known as “Chew” used to occupy a space downtown in early 2011. However, the timing wasn’t right, as the ‘dining crowd’ had yet to develop for said location, so they changed the name to “Black Sheep” and headed in to the area of in 2012. Insetta and DeVault …

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State of Downtown, Jacksonville, FL

DVI reports on the State of Downtown

Each year, Downtown Vision, Inc. publishes its “State of Downtown” report. The publication analyzes the previous year’s trends and successes, providing a snapshot of  health and progress. Today, we are pleased to release the 2014 report, which covers information on: investment + development office + employment residential culture + entertainment restaurants + retail hotels + convention clean + safe getting around The stars are aligning for Downtown. Investor interest in the riverfront; strengthened connectivity between Downtown and Riverside; and the re-imagination and launch of one-of-a-kind destinations make 2014 a year worth celebrating: The City of Jacksonville and its authorities currently …

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220 Riverside

Owners of The Candy Apple Café & Cocktails Confirm Plans to Open New Restaurant

The restaurant will open at 220 Riverside this fall Jacksonville, Fla. — May 6, 2015 — The owners of  have confirmed their plans to open a restaurant at  later this year. The restaurant name and concept are still being finalized.    and , the mother-daughter team behind , will again partner with  and , the husband-wife team behind  and  for this venture. The restaurant is expected to open this fall. “We are thrilled to expand our restaurant portfolio with our new venture at 220 Riverside,” said Jennifer Earnest, a co-owner of The Candy Apple Café & Cocktails. “Being part of …

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GastroFest 2015 in Hemming Park

GastroFest Brings Thousands of Diners Downtown

Foodies Unite Cook it, brew it, bake it, and they will come. During our first annual , held March 21st in , Jacksonville came hungry and left happy. First, we’d like to thank all of our wonderful sponsors and people who donated to our initial campaign; without you there would not have been an event. We want to extend our thanks and appreciation to every single attendee, vendor, venue, and volunteer who helped make this dream a reality. Our goal at is to put Jacksonville on the culinary map, all while educating people on food history and culture, and GastroFest …

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14 Best Things of 2014

The 14 Best Things that Happened in Jacksonville in 2014

Now that it is possible to fully reflect on the year that was 2014 it is safe to say it was the most energized and productive 12 months seen in Jacksonville in decades! EU Jacksonville invites you to be inspired by our listing of the 14 Best Things of 2014. And by all means share your own opinion: if you think there is something monumental we overlooked, if you truly disagree that our choices are worthy or if you want to compliment us on our taste, please do so at our Facebook page. 14. Street Food Makes a Home in …

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Sweet Pete’s & The Candy Apple Come to Hemming Hotspot

  The Sweetest Destination With  and all the events slated to go into the Hemming Park space, the area around  is turning into quite a hotspot. Adding to the heat is the addition of the Sweet Pete building, which was formerly known as the .  is backed by  of  on . Lemonis bought the building in July of this year and provided the cash for the more than $3 million in renovations. Candy confectioner Sweet Pete’s will share the building with . “Sweet Pete’s and The Candy Apple are better together because the whole is greater than the individual parts,” …

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