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III Forks introduces some tasty seasonal fare

EatDrinkJax was recently invited to III Forks to sample their new Fall menu items created by Executive Chef Dylan Hauge. Seasonal additions to the III Forks menu incorporated many local ingredients and lighter fare. In all, we sampled lamb meatballs, hummus, seared scallops, Caprese salad, shrimp and grits, shrimp and scallops on cappellini, bacon wrapped meatloaf, and braised beef short ribs. …

The Blind Rabbit

Shortly after its grand opening in Jacksonville Beach, we tried the Blind Rabbit, twice! 

The walls, tables, and chairs are all black. Heck, even the waiters are all dressed in black, giving The Blind Rabbit a kick of elegance that fits in well with its Beach location. …

Anatolia Grill - a Jacksonville gem - CLOSED

What does a go-to restaurant look like? One that you keep coming back because it's just so good. It has to start with great food. Food that's fresh, delicious, and healthy. This means food we get a hankering for and don't regret eating later on. …

Pumpkin season at 4 Rivers

Pumpkin season is here and we were invited to taste what 4 Rivers Sweet Shop has been baking up. The Pumpkin Bayou Bar and the Pumpkin Bomb have been this season's favorites. Those are good choices, but for us the Pumpkin Harvest Stack proved the winner, with a close tie from the Gingersnap Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake. …

The Swedish Bistro Food Truck (out of business)

When we travelled to Sweden, we tried to eat local specialties. For one meal, we ate at a Swedish hot dog cart. Our foot-long hot dog came surrounded by mashed potatoes and was held inside pita bread. Ketchup and mustard could be added by squeezing the udder shaped dispensers. …

MeLo Skips a Run and Checks Out Maple Street Biscuits

We were supposed to run in the morning, but rain, thunder and lightning made us reconsider the run. In the end, we opted for breakfast at Maple Street Biscuit's new location in Jacksonville Beach. We both ordered the most popular menu item called The Five. …

Happy Grilled Cheese food truck

When I was little, I thought to myself, "if I can only eat one food every day, I'd choose grilled cheese." My mother made it with Colby cheese for its lovely melting properties (if the cheese didn't stretch when melted, it was a poor grilled cheese), white bread, and butter. …

Joseph's Pizza bake at home and gluten free pizzas

We had been at the beach. We were salty, sandy, sweaty and tired. No one volunteered to cook, and none of us had the energy to get dressed to eat out. We were all on a particular dietary regimen - the most important was someone who couldn't eat any gluten (the protein in wheat). …

The Present Moment Cafe in St. Augustine

Present Moment Cafe ~ water with cucumber and lemon

We had just finished taking my mother-in-law and nephew to The Present Moment Cafe in St. Augustine. On the way home, my mother-in-law said, "that's a good name for a restaurant." I agreed, but didn't quite know why it was such a good restaurant name. …

The Gastro Gnome food truck Kickstarter

Gastro Gnome ~ Robert Field courtesy Outside The Den

Jacksonville loves food trucks. Over the past few years there have been many innovative ideas for new trucks in terms of the type of food being offered. Now Chef Robert Field of The Gastro Gnome would like to introduce a new way of funding the start up costs for a food truck business. …


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