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Not-So-Charming Victorian English Cookery

The general impression of the middle class Victorian home, especially in London, normally includes a servant or two. If a family had a single servant, she was a “maid-of-all-work” – a general purpose helper who would primarily give the lady of the house a hand with all the menial tasks of running the home. Tasks such as laundry involved full days of hard labor. Cleaning a carpet was an affair involving damp tea leaves and a stiff brush. Generally, life was still tough, even with a maid.
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Eat Up Downtown: The Wine Cellar

Some restaurants were so excited about Eat Up Downtown that they decided to extend the promotion for an extra week. I had already visited Koja Sushi and Café NOLA @ MOCA. I wanted to take advantage of the promotion to the fullest extent, so I decided to choose yet another restaurant. This time, I chose a Jacksonville institution – the Wine Cellar.
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Restaurant of the Week: Cafe NOLA @ MOCA

Café NOLA has plenty going for it before the customer even walks through the door. It is located on Hemming Plaza, one of the more beautiful portions of downtown. It is also tucked into the Museum of Contemporary Art which is an airy and beautiful space that is both modern and comfortable.
The café itself is decorated in bright creams and greens which soothe while still being interesting and modern. The high open ceiling and large windows give loft and spaciousness in an intimate space. It is billed as an upscale …

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Eat Up Downtown: Koja Sushi

Eat Up Downtown is a week-long event featuring over 20 restaurants offering $25 prix fixe menus. I decided to try two diametrically opposed restaurants to feature here on EatJax. Last night, I chose Koja Sushi.
Of all the restaurants on the list, Koja Sushi seemed to be a no-brainer. I love sushi more than any other food. I have eaten sushi everywhere from an open air revolving bar at Paddington Station in London to the Wal-Mart deli counter in Arlington. I don’t have very many hang-ups about it. Sushi, especially nigiri, …

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@fishhyren – “$1 slice pizza, $1 draft beer at Brucci’s on Thursdays. Beach and Hodges” [Twitter]
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