Tag Archives: Whole Foods

Cookie Dough Bliss Jax

#EATUPJAX: More Grocery Stores, Cookie Dough Bliss, Blue Chocolat Come to Jacksonville & More

Lots of people love to eat cookie dough, even though ingesting raw eggs isn’t a good idea. Many companies have added cookie dough flavor to things such as ice cream, to give consumers what they want without the raw eggs. But one place has taken the concept just a bit further: Cookie Dough Bliss. Yep. This North Carolina chain is centered around cookie dough. Twenty different flavors, in all kinds of formats–ice cream sandwiches topped with cookie dough, in the form of a pie, in the form of cake pops, or mixed up in a milkshake with chocolate or vanilla …

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Southern-Roots - Eco Relics

Fashioning Atmosphere from Salvage

One of the most important aspects of opening a restaurant or cafe is crafting a physical environment that connects the food and beverage offerings with a particular history, style, and culture. Authenticity is important to today’s savvy customers. Targeted by thousands of marketers every day, they can smell a fake from a mile away. Chain restaurants and cafes lack the unique ambiance enjoyed by the discerning customer. Ambiance cannot be duplicated, it is simply harnessed by proprietors with vision and will. Meehan’s Irish Pub of in St. Augustine stressed the value of incorporating salvage into design plans during the renovation …

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Tree Hill Nature Center, Old Arlington, Jacksonville, FL, photo by Fran Ruchalski

OLD ARLINGTON: Tree Hill

“Follow the trail. It is well marked. The alligator will be on your right and the black goats on your left.” These were the intriguing instructions I received on my quest for the  at  on Arlington’s Lone Star Road. I liked Tree Hill instantly when I saw a sign offering free compost at the front gate. I also liked the fact a staghorn fern roughly the size of a golf cart graced the entrance. Well-marked trails led to the office and to the helpful man who provided the garden location instructions. Because the trails close at 4pm, and it was …

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october, 2021

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