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    Loop Pizza Grill's Avondale Location is Open Again




    After more than a year of waiting, fans of The Loop Pizza Grill can rejoice—the company's ultra-popular Avondale location is open again.

    The restaurant occupies 3,100 square feet at Sadler Point Marine Center, 4619 Roosevelt Blvd. It provides seating for 96 guests inside.  The Loop is the first tenant of the multi-use space, which sits on a working waterfront. For many years, the building housed the marine supply business Pier 17 Marine.

    Loop Co-Founder and President Mike Schneider said the opening marks a happy day for The Loop and its fans."We have been flooded with calls, emails and social media messages almost since the day we had to close the doors on our previous Avondale location," he says. "This restaurant is a beloved part of the neighborhood, and we're thrilled to be back."

    The Loop Pizza Grill will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

     

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    FOUR JAGUARS PLAYERS SELECTED TO THE 2018 PRO BOWL




     

    Four players from the Jacksonville Jaguars have been selected to the 2018 Pro Bowl.

    The Jaguars’ four Pro Bowl selections are their most in a season since 1999 (seven players selected) and their four defensive players selected to the Pro Bowl are the most in a season in franchise history. Over the last two seasons, the Jaguars have added four Pro Bowl players to their roster, three via free agency (DT Malik Jackson in 2016, DE Calais Campbell and CB A.J. Bouye in 2017) and one via the draft (CB Jalen Ramsey in the first round of 2016). Bouye and Ramsey are the first Jaguars duo to make the Pro Bowl at the same position in the same year since DT John Henderson and DT Marcus Stroud were selected in 2004.

    Tenth-year DE Calais Campbell has been selected to his third Pro Bowl (2014, 2015, 2017). Campbell, who currently owns the Jaguars single-season franchise record with a career-high and AFC-leading 14.5 sacks, was signed as an unrestricted free agent on March 10, 2017. Campbell finished second in the NFL in Pro Bowl fan voting for defensive ends. Campbell joins Tony Brackens (1999) as the only defensive ends to be named to the Pro Bowl in franchise history

    Sixth-year DT Malik Jackson has been selected to his first ...   [Read More]




    MOD Pizza Is Opening In Jacksonville December 19th




    Seattle-based MOD Pizza is coming to Jacksonville with a location at Bartram Village. Mod Pizza will officially open next Tuesday, December 19 at noon. The 2,284-square-foot restaurant will open at 12547 Bartram Park Blvd, Suite 201.

    MOD Pizza has more than 200 locations in 20 states and five restaurants in the United Kingdom. The franchisee opening the Jacksonville store is Fort Lauderdale-based Food for Thought South LLC.

    MOD says its gas-fired ovens cook at 800 degrees, so it only takes a few minutes to cook a pizza, depending on the number of toppings. The menu includes pizzas, salads and drinks

    MOD Pizza, a pioneer of the fast casual pizza segment, was founded in Seattle in 2008 by entrepreneurs Scott and Ally Svenson. MOD's individual artisan-style pizzas are made on demand, allowing customers to create their own pizzas and salads, using fresh-pressed dough, signature sauces and over 30 toppings, for one price. At the core of MOD is a purpose-led culture that is committed to being a force for good in communities throughout the U.S. and abroad, creating not only a cool place to eat, but an inspired place to work.

    The Grand Opening will offer:

    -- FREE pizza or salad for first 52 customers!

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    The First Coast Nutcracker, With The Jacksonville Symphony, Is This Weekend




    FRIDAY- SUNDAY is the Jacksonville Symphony's First Coast Nutcracker at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Jacksonville! Don't miss one of Jacksonville's Best Christmas Traditions!

    Presented by Vystar Credit Union, the First Coast Nutcracker Ballet has been a tradition in North Florida for over 40 years. Experience Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet with the area’s only live orchestra performance.

    The holiday classic, under the direction of choreographer and artistic director Rhonda Stampalia, is performed to live music. Deanna Tham, assistant conductor and JSYO principal conductor will be the conductor.

     

    Get your tickets before they sell out by visiting: bit.ly/2017FirstCoastNutcracker

    December 15 - 17, 2017

    Hours: 12/15 - 8:00pm; 12/16 - 2:00pm & 8:00pm; 12/17 - 2:00pm

    Area: Downtown/Riverfront/Southbank

    Times-Union Center, Moran Theater - 300 Water St., Jacksonville, FL, 32202

     

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    The Texas Roadhouse Is Opening In The St. Johns Town Center Area On December 11




    The Texas Roadhouse, a lively chain steakhouse serving American fare with a Southwestern spin amid Texas-themed décor will be opening in the St. Johns Town Center area on Monday,Dec. 11. The restaurant is at 4578 Tropea Way in the Town Center Promenade.

    Texas Roadhouse is a full service, casual dining restaurant chain. They offer an assortment of specially seasoned and aged steaks hand-cut daily on the premises and cooked to order over open gas-fired grills. In addition to steaks, they also offer their guests a selection of ribs, fish, seafood, chicken, pork chops, pulled pork, vegetable plates, and an assortment of hamburgers, salads and sandwiches.

    The majority of the entrees include two made-from-scratch side items, and they offer all guests a free unlimited supply of in-shell peanuts and made-from-scratch yeast rolls. Today, the Company operates over 525 restaurants system-wide in 49 states and 6 foreign countries.

    The restaurant is scheduled to operate from 4pm to 10pm Monday thru Thursday, 4pm to 11pm on Fridays, 11am to 11pm on Saturday and 11am to 10pm on Sunday.

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    Jaguars Trip To London




    London - This past weekend, our Jaguars traveled to London to play the San Fransisco 49ers. The final score was 42-10. Although the team lost, the brand was instilled into the hearts of many fans in the UK. The Jaguars staff, players & cheerleaders attended many events while over in London like a massive pep rally. Football fans from all over the area came to cheer on the Jags in hopes that there might be more games in the coming years that would frequent the country. Photos from london will be uploaded on wednesday when our photographer lands back in the USA

    Photo Courtesy: Jaguars   Photo Courtesy: Jaguars     Photo Courtesy: Jaguars     Photo Courtesy: Jaguars     Photo Courtesy: Jaguars

     

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    Jaguars Vs Chargers Pregame Report




     

    JACKSONVILLE FL - If there ever was such a thing as a moral victory in football, the Jacksonville Jaguars would have achieved that during the game against the Denver Broncos. The game was competitive most of the way through, the defense made big plays and the offense was able to move the ball. Sure they still lost 35-19, but it has given hope to the fans in this city that he Jaguars might be able to win a few games his year, provided that the game last week wasn't just a fluke. 

    The Jaguars (0-6) will square off against the San Diego Chargers (3-3) at Everbank Field Sunday. The Chargers come into this game after a close win against the Indianapolis Colts last Monday night and are on a short week. Quarterback Phillip Rivers had a decent game, throwing for 237 yards and a touchdown in the game against the Colts. The Chargers had a solid running game too, rushing for 147 yards. Jacksonville's offense will be without some play makers this week as wide receivers Ace Sanders and Stephen Burton are out with concussions. Cecil Shorts III is questionable with a shoulder injury, but should be expected to play through the pain. The Jaguars are expected to have tight end Marcedes Lewis back to play this week, after re-tweaking a c...   [Read More]




    Want to SHRED BODY FAT?! Follow These 4 Steps




    If you are frustrated with your body fat, don’t worry. You just need to alter your approach, and combine these 4 Steps to help you shed body fat.

    By implementing ALL of these 4 Steps you will be seeing less flabby body fat and more FABULOUS muscle tone in no time. Some people incorporate one or two of the following suggestions but fail to combine ALL of them, and thus fail to get rid of unwanted body fat as quickly and efficiently as they would like to…But you don’t want to be one of those people, right?

    Following ALL of these 4 Steps has been proven to help people reduce body fat faster than doing them alone.  So get to it, and get results!

    HIIT (High Intensity Intermittent Training)

    Steady paced cardiovascular exercise is great for your overall health, but when it comes to losing body fat it has less impact when compared to a HIIT workout!

    HITT is a combination of high intensity cardio intervals followed immediately by low intensity intervals. It’s a great way to torch unwanted body fat. The key is to keep yourself moving until you have completed your intervals. Also, it can include a combination of any form of cardi...   [Read More]




    Jaguars Vs Broncos Pre Game




    Blaine Gabbert is officially done as a quarterback in Jacksonville, in my eyes at least. His play during the Rams game was atrocious and I’ve finally hit that point where I don’t think he’s going to get any better here. We’ve all got that breaking point, and I’ve finally reached mine. But you guys don’t want to hear me rant about the QB situation in  Jacksonville. You want to know if the Jaguars have a chance at winning this next game. So let’s dive in.

    The Jacksonville Jaguars (0-5) face off in Denver against the Broncos (5-0) tomorrow afternoon. This game’s importance is only relevant to the national media who want to see the most lopsided victory in NFL history and those who want to try and make some money in Vegas. The Broncos are a Super Bowl caliber team; the Jaguars aren’t. But even though these two teams are on opposite directions and statistics tell you that this shouldn’t be a competitive game, remember what happened on that day in January in 1997 (if you aren’t aware of the story, please catch yourself up on Jaguars history) 

    Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has 20 TD passes to 1 interception and is on pace to break many NFL passing records. His weapons in Julius T...   [Read More]




    Jaguars Predictions - Will We Win




    Jacksonville FL - Another week, another embarrassing loss for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Although the outcome against the Seattle Seahawks was expected, there were a few positive spots in the game. Rookie safety Jonathan Cyprien had a sack and forced fumble that was recovered and turned into points. The Jaguars managed to score two touchdowns this week doubling their total from the first two weeks. So the team is making progress, right? Right?

    The Jaguars (0-3) host the Indianapolis Colts (2-1) at Everbank Field Sunday afternoon. This is the first home game after the long two-week West Coast road trip and this game also signifies the return of quarterback Blaine Gabbert, who missed the previous two games due to a hand injury. Also returning to the field is tight end Marcedes Lewis, who's presence will be felt on both the offensive line and in the passing game as another potential weapon for the offense.  Colts QB Andrew Luck comes into the game after a decent performance against the San Francisco 49'ers (17-26, 159 yards, 1 rushing TD) looking to improve on a 1-1 record against the Jaguars. 

    Colts newly acquired RB Trent Richardson has been getting more accustomed to the play book and should see an expanded role in their of...   [Read More]



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    Elton John Returns to Jacksonville on Saturday, March 14




    JACKSONVILLE, FL – Elton John and his band return to Jacksonville on Saturday, March 14 as part of the “All The Hits” tour. The tour will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career, including a selection of songs from his highly acclaimed remastered album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.

    Elton John’s band includes Davey Johnstone on guitar, Matt Bissonette on bass, John Mahon on percussion, Nigel Olsson on drums, and Kim Bullard on keyboards.

    “Jacksonville is proud to welcome back music superstar Sir Elton John to the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena,” said Mayor Alvin Brown.  “The Arena continues to prove itself as a premier venue that delivers incredible entertainment opportunities for Jacksonville residents and visitors alike. The Arena’s successful run of concerts and legendary performers amplifies Downtown Jacksonville’s status as a major entertainment destination.” 

    “Elton John was the very first artist to ever play in Veterans Memorial Arena in 2003 and we are so thrilled that Elton and his band are returning to Jacksonville to celebrate the second deca...   [Read More]




    Steep Canyon Rangers to perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Wednesday, April 8, 2015




    Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (January 6, 2015) — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, in partnership with Flying Saucer Presents, proudly announces that Dale’s Pale Ale and SevenBar Aviation Present The Steep Canyon Rangers live at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Tickets for Steep Canyon Rangers will go on sale this Friday, January 9 at 10 a.m.

    The Steep Canyon Rangers started as a group of friends playing music together for fun, but after more than a dozen years together, they are instantly recognized as one of the most successful bluegrass bands touring today. Their recordings and dynamic live performances have earned them many accolades, including Grammy and IBMA Awards, but most important, is the devotion of their fans. The Steep Canyon Rangers are Woody Platt (guitar), Graham Sharp (banjo), Charles Humphrey (bass), Mike Guggino (mandolin), Nicky Sanders (fiddle) and Mike Ashworth (box kit).

    The Steep Canyon Rangers play progressive bluegrass music firmly rooted in tradition, with smart, original songs. They are seasoned and dynamic, never failing to thrill their audience with instrumental dexterity and speed, tight harmonies, and the fun they obviously have on stage. Ever growing and evolving, the...   [Read More]




    Magic! To Perform at The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall




    Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (January 5, 2015) — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall welcomes lively pop, reggae and R&B fusion group Magic! on Sunday, February 22, 2015. Tickets for Magic! will go on sale this Friday, January 9 at 10 a.m.

    When something is meant to be, you just know it immediately. It's as if there was a divine plan or universal synergy fusing the right elements together at the right time for the right situation. That's the feeling Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer Nasri experienced the first time MAGIC! jammed. During a writing session in 2012, he heard collaborator and guitarist Mark Pelli strum a reggae-tinged riff, and something clicked. "I'm a huge fan of The Police, and I always wanted to do my own project that merged reggae, rock, pop, and a little soul for quite some time," he affirms. "The moment Mark began playing, it felt natural. We had this vision, and it all tied together instantly. We began recording, and the sound was so locked in on every song. That's even where we derived the band name. Everything simply worked like MAGIC!"

    Magic! distills Caribbean flavor, arena-size bombast, and glistening melodies into an undeniably intoxicating musical potion. ...   [Read More]




    Downtown Jacksonville Aquarium Renderings




    Its been talked about for years now and finally, plans have been released on what an Aquarium could look like that would be situated in downtown Jacksonville. The aquarium would  find its home in downtown Jacksonville in the vacant Shipyards property and could potentially be the lost key to kick starting the revival of downtown. The property has had many different proposed plans over the past year from a massive tower and ferris wheel to a central park but this may be one of the coolest and most promising concepts yet.

    Still lacking the necessary funding, there may be potential investors on the horizon. An advocacy group called Aqua Jax, has stepped up to the plate to raise awareness and assist in the advancement of projects for the city of Jacksonville that will provide greater prosperity, growth, and revenues to benefit all citizens. The groups top priority project is to assist in the placement of a world-class aquarium on the riverfront in downtown Jacksonville.

    With the help of the community and investors, all we can do is hope that this project will not be halted. 

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    VIP Tour Of Kismet - Shad Khans 312' Yacht




    Kismet is back in Jacksonville and parked in downtown in front of the Hyatt. The 312' Mega Yacht owned by Jaguars Owner Shad Khan is BIG, even bigger than our new video boards. With exclusive access, we acquired some behind the scenes photos of how the million dollar man lives wen on the open water.

     

    If you have a big enough bank account, the boat is available for charters and can accommodate a crew of 28 and host 16 guests very comfortably. Capable of speeding up to 17 knots, it is a very desirable and capable yacht for its size.

    Espen Oeino designed exterior spaces have been created to accommodate the demands of charter guests with a number of generous sunbathing and dining areas. The external deck facilities include an open fire place, external lounging and eating areas on three different decks including one with a fully equipped BBQ, an oval shaped swimming pool with integrated Jacuzzi on the sun deck and a very private observation deck overlooking it all.

    Reymond Langton Design are responsible for Kismet’s beautiful interior and have used a variety of handmade textiles and artwork, exotic woods and rare marble to create an exceptionally high quality feel throughout. Meticulous detail has been displayed at e...   [Read More]



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    Events This Weekend September 19th - 21st




    Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Heres a list of some of our top picks happening this weekend: 

    Feature Photo By: @eyeofthetiger

     

    Friday, Sept 19: Taste to Chicago- Benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 8pm @Suite

    Friday, Sept 19: The Slow Down- a food fair featuring local restaurant and specialty cocktail @ St.Augustine Distillery 6:30pm ticketed

    Friday, Sept 19: Ladies Night- featuring great drink specials @ Pussers Bar and Grille in Ponte Vedra

    Friday, Sept 19: Modulism ft Dolf James and Andrew Zimmerman @ J Johnson Gallery Saturday

    Friday, Sept 19: The Jaguars Stash Dash @ Everbank Field. 1 Mile at 6:30 PM | 5K at 7:00 PM | EverBank Field​

    Saturday, Sept 20: The WithLove 5k @ The World Golf Village @ 8:00 am benefiting children battling cancer and other life threatening illnesses.

    Saturday, Sept 20: Bike MS: PGA Tour to Shore - a two day biking event to help raise funds for MS @TPC Sawgrass 7:00am

    Saturday, Sept 20: Avondale 5k Classic- benefiting the Sanctuary on 8th street @ The Shoppes of Avondale @ 8:30 am

    Photo by @piersidestew

    Saturday, Sept 20: The&n...   [Read More]




    Top Events This Weekend - September 12-14th




    ​The Weekends Top Events:    Photo By Level Exposure

    Friday, September 12:  BlingFest 2014 featuring 11 local jewelry designers, 3 specialty cocktail stations, and 1 unique dessert station. Event is from 8-10pm

    Friday, September 12-14: Connection Festival – A three-day, open air festival presenting live music, performances by professional dance companies, art exhibitions and workshops along with tech and business meetups in downtown all weekend.

    Friday, September 12-14: 10th Anniversary of the 2014 Jacksonville Tattoo Convention at the Wyndham Riverwalk

    Friday, September 12:  Raven Clif will be preforming at Mavericks at the Landing. Doors Open @ 6pm, Concert at 8pm. 18+ Ladies/21+ Guys welcome

    Friday, September 12 & 13: The St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival will be happening in downtown St. Augustine

    Saturday, September 13:  Cursing to the Creek – Car & Truck show and Community Festival at the Trout Creek Marina from 9am-2pm.

    Saturday, September 13: Run Diva 5K Woman’s Race at Nocatee Town Center @ 8:30am

    Saturday, September 13: RAM – Riverside Arts Market under the Fuller Warren from 10am–2pm

    Saturday, September 13:...   [Read More]




    Events This Weekend September 5th -7th




    Weekly photo feature from @jrockstyle     ​The Weekends Top Events:   

    Friday, September 5:  St. Augustine First Friday Art Walk in Downtown St. Augustine from 5-9pm

    Friday, September 5: House Of Fame Main Event Weigh In @ Latitude 30. Starts at 5pm

    Friday, September 5: Junior Service League Poker Tournament @ The Treasury on the Plaza, 24 Cathedral Place from 7-10pm

    Friday, September 5: Bruval Beer tasting and Void Magazine Drop @ Mellow Mushroom in Jacksonville Beach from 5-10pm

     

    Saturday, September 6: House Of Fame MMA Main Event “A New Dawn” @ The Veterans Memorial Arena starting at 6:30pm; Block party kicks off at 3pm

    Saturday, September 6: Community First Saturdays @ Northbank Riverwalk from 10am-2:30pm

    Saturday, September 6: Sisters of the Sea Surf Classic @ Jacksonville Beach Pier – All Day

    Saturday, September 6: Old City Farmers Market @ The St. Augustine Ampitheatre from 8:30am-12:30pm

    Saturday, September 6: FSU vs. The Citadel Game Watch Party @ Southside Miller Ale House at 5:30pm

    Saturday, September 6: Flick N’ Float at ...   [Read More]




    Randy Newman To Perform At Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium




    St. Augustine, FL (September 3, 2014) – Flying Saucer Presents, in partnership with the St. Johns Cultural Council and St. Johns Cultural Events Division, proudly announce that GRAMMY, Emmy and Academy Award winning singer- songwriter Randy Newman will perform at Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium on Sunday, November 9. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, September 5 at 10 a.m..

    With songs that run the gamut from heartbreaking to satirical and a host of unforgettable film scores, Randy Newman has used his many talents to create musical masterpieces widely recognized by generations of audiences. After starting his songwriting career as a teenager, Newman launched into recording as a singer and pianist in 1968 with his self-titled album Randy Newman. Throughout the 1970s he released several other acclaimed albums such as: 12 Songs, Sail Away, and Good Old Boys. In addition to his solo recordings and regular international touring, Newman began composing and scoring for films in the 1980s. The list of movies he has worked on since then includes The Natural, Awakenings, Ragtime, all three Toy Story pictures, Seabiscuit, James and the Giant Peach, A Bug’s Life, and most recently, Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University, the pr...   [Read More]




    Events This Weekend - August 22nd-24th




    There's a lot of events happening around Jacksonville this weekend including a fishing tournament to Jaguars watch party, concerts and much more. Keep up with the best with our weekly interactive guide. This weeks featured photo of the week is by instagram user: @randall.kenneth

     

    TOP EVENTS THIS WEEKEND:

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 22: The Jaguars play the Lions. Game is at 7:30 pm and the Bold City Brigde is having a Preseason watch party @ The Mellow Mushroom Riverside location!

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 22: HOF Fame Night - Meet the fighters, fame girls and drink free til 11pm at Voodoo Ultra Lounge this Friday night til 11pm! Doors open @ 9pm and Voodoo is located at the Jacksonville Landing!

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 22: The Fresh Beat Band will be in St. Augustine, Florida this Friday! Bring the whole family for some Nickolodeon fun! Gates 5:00PM | Starts 6:30PM. For more info, visit: www.staugamphitheatre.com

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 22: Adam Sanders with special guest: Jamie Davis & Blaire Hanks will be performing at Mavericks at the Landing. For more info, visit www.mavericksatthelanding.com

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 22: The Bama Gamblers and Matteo Qumento are at Freebird live on Friday ...   [Read More]



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