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Treats They’ll Be Allowed to Eat

So, it’s the day before Halloween and you don’t want to be the only house with the lights off, right? Of course you don’t want to hand out leftover Easter candy or shell out $20 for several bags of candy bars that the yuppie parents on your block won’t let their kids eat. What to do?
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Event Report: Caring Chefs

Caring Chefs is an event held in the Avenues Mall featuring 50+ restaurants which benefits the Children’s Home Society. For one Sunday night in October, the mall is shut down and restaurants set up tables throughout the building to serve an item or two from their menus. In my opinion it is the biggest, best and most delicious food event of the year in Jacksonville. This year, I had the pleasure of attending with Nancy White, the director of Tastecasting in Jacksonville.
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Tastecasting: City Kidz Ice Cream Cafe

::Tastecasting is not a restaurant review. If you are unfamiliar with Tastecasting, please learn more at “What Is Tastecasting?”::

Pastor Clinton Bush is on a mission.
Last July, he opened City Kidz Ice Cream Cafe to bring good food to Springfield and financial literacy to as many children as he can. Pastor Bush works with children, teaching them about real-world financial skills using balance sheets, checks and other monetary examples which they may encounter as they move into adulthood. That’s why you’ll see “An Inner City …

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My Favorite Meal at the Riverside Arts Market

The Riverside Arts Market may be known for the huge collection of artists and craftspeople who display their wares but for me the market is all about the food. I’ve had great produce, met some of Jacksonville’s best chefs and eaten something at virtually every purveyor of tastiness that RAM has to offer. As good as all of that has been, I’ve only dreamed, and I do mean literally dreamed, about eating one precious meal – The Lunch Lady’s Shrimp Wrap with Voodeaux Bakery’s Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies for dessert.
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Five Minutes with Chef Tom Gray (Bistro AIX)

It’s official – Folio Weekly has declared Chef Tom Gray Jacksonville’s favorite chef. After my five minutes with Chef Gray, I have to say that I agree. I met Chef Gray at the Riverside Arts Market Toyota Hybrid Farm to Table event on Saturday, October 10, 2009. By the time I caught him, he was already knee-deep in paella.
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5 Minutes with Chef Mike McKinney (Chew Restaurant)

This is the first in a new series here on EatJax called “Five Minutes with…” I’ll be asking local chefs a short series of questions and letting you see the faces behind the kitchen doors. We have a great wealth of fine chefs here in Jacksonville and I’m delighted every time I get to meet one of them. The questions will vary, so if you have a question for a local chef or you’d like to have a chef you know featured here, please click “Contact Us” above and we’ll …

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Goodbye, Gourmet – Hello, Gougères

Long before I was a food writer, I was a writer and a food lover. These were separate things until the food revolution of the past decade occurred. That revolution has been led by people just like me who took their craft and married it to another to produce the new food media. Chefs became travel guides and television personalities. Writers became food writers and script writers for food shows. Television producers and directors have used their talents to take us to places that no studio set can contain. Television, …

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Coming Soon »

The Landing is getting a couple of new places to eat, Chicago Pizza and Village Bread Café, which according to the picture below is hiring. There are also some pictures of a few other places under construction, including Dos Gatos Cocktail & Martini Lounge accros from the Florida Theater. Click here for the complete October Construction Update from MetroJacksonville.com.

Photo Credit: MetroJacksonville.com
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Recent Shutdown of the Mossfire Grill

I do a lot of reporting here on EatJax about restaurant inspections. I’ve actually become rather difficult to surprise, but on September 16th, one of the most popular and highly rated restaurants in Jacksonville was shut down due to inspection violations. I’ve reported here about violations numbering well into the 30s, 40s and even 50s, but with 22 violations – 9 critical, the Mossfire Grill in Riverside was closed down as a hazard.
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Hall of Shame: Sushi Edition (10/2/09)

Sushi is one of my favorite meals and it’s growing in popularity everyday here in Jacksonville. Sushi is considered a “more dangerous food” by some people because it usually involves some sort of raw fish. Some folks refuse to eat sushi at all, but most people will agree to tag along for cooked options then venture a taste of the good stuff.
A reader named Lauren contacted EatJax asking about her favorite sushi place, Yo Sushi, after our last Hall of Shame. She sounded a bit concerned about the place, as …

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