Prost! At German Schnitzel Haus

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to revisit with one of my favorite German-style restaurant’s in town, German Schnitzel Haus. I had been to this establishment when it was still at it’s original location a block west on Atlantic Blvd past Hodges Blvd. Since my last visit there the restaurant had closed and…

Defined as Force of Character

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to meet with Sarah Marie Johnston who is also known as “The Handler”. Sarah is the marketing director at one of my favorite local brunch spots in town, MOXIE Kitchen + Cocktails. Sarah and her husband Tom Gray opened up this unique restaurant back in November 2013…

Take a Moment to Live on Island Time

  Last Tuesday I had the opportunity to talk to Christen Davis, general manager of Island Girl Wine and Cigar Bar at Neptune Beach. Island Girl Cigar Bar provides one of the largest selections of premium cigars in North Florida as well as a relaxing environment to enjoy them in. Island Girl Wine and Cigar…

Hand-crafted Convenience in the Heart of San Marco

Last week I was cruising the streets of San Marco and decided to revisit a place that I had previously been to as a customer, Taverna. I got lucky and found street parking a block up from the restaurant and made my way inside. The first thing I noticed was a unique interior with a…

A Real World Education

Last Friday I had the opportunity to sit down with Sonja Lother, the public relations and special events manager for Education Corporation of America. Education Corporation of America is the parent company of Virginia College and Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College. Education Corporation of America has developed a truly unique student learning experience, an experience which gives…

American Classics with a Modern Twist

Last Thursday I had the pleasure of interviewing Matt Kemper who is the executive chef at Jaxon Social. Jaxon Social has to be one of the most visually interesting restaurants I have had the opportunity to visit. The exterior of the building features smooth curves and sharp angles that immediately catch your eye. On the patio there are…

Gusto a Taste of Rome

“Gusto” in Italian means taste and that is exactly what one restaurant is bringing to Jacksonville Beach in more ways than one. Last week I sat down with Chef Tonino DiBella and his general manager Anna Smith who run and operate Gusto A Taste Of Rome which opened in Jacksonville Beach on June 18th, 2015. Gusto brings the…

Southern BBQ at it’s Finest

As an American, I must say that one of my favorite things is good old American barbecue. This is something that we do better than any other place on Earth and the American south offers a tale of succulent goodness. Last week I had the pleasure of visiting one of our many fantastic BBQ restaurants here in North…

A Waterfront Dining Experience

Earlier this week, I had the privilege of sitting down for a brief interview with Eric Williams, the Director of Operations for Southern Table Hospitality, and Geoff Foster, the general manager of Marker 32. Marker 32 is one of Jacksonville’s premier waterfront restaurants, resting on the banks of the Intracoastal. Marker 32 is owned by Ben Groshell…

Craft Beer Flights in Jacksonville

Yesterday I was exploring the vast expanses of Jacksonville’s food and bar scene and happened to step into the COPPER Tap House where I had the opportunity to meet with the General Manager, Jack Pepper. I had heard some great things about COPPER Tap House in the past so I figured I’d go check it…