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River & Post, Jacksonville, Florida, Riverside

River & Post: Upcoming Rooftop Restaurant Hires Executive Chef

Elizabeth Arana Brings Star Power to Riverside’s Newest Restaurant Having trained under Wolfgang Puck, Eric Ripert, David Burke and Alain Ducasse and educated at the Culinary Institute of America and University of Florida, Elizabeth Arana’s resume impressed the owners of River & Post. Once they tasted her cooking they were convinced she was the right fit. Arana will start in July 2017 as the Executive Chef of the soon-to-open Riverside restaurant, which will open in the Fall at 1000 Riverside Avenue at the corner of Post Street in Jacksonville’s . “Her qualifications spoke for themselves, but what sold us was …

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Eco Relics, Meehan's Irish Pub, St. Augustine, architectural salvage, collectables, antiques

The Real McCoy: Meehan’s Irish Pub and Eco Relics

is no plastic paddy. A stone’s throw from might seem an unlikely place to find a traditional Irish pub, but Ireland traces its St. Augustine diaspora back to 1595, with the arrival of , an adventurer and soldier who had helped establish the lost colony of Roanoke with Sir Walter Raleigh a decade earlier. In 1597, from Limerick arrived in St. Augustine on a Spanish ship to serve as parish priest. If Father Arthur and Darby Glavin were alive today, they’d be sipping Bushmills at Meehan’s with Reggie and David, a couple of Ireland’s more recent arrivals now employed at …

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