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BRIO Tuscan Grille Jacksonville Is Located At The Markets At Town Center
BRIO Tuscan Grille Jacksonville is located at The Markets At Town Center on 4910 Big Island Dr.,Jacksonville, FL 32246.
BRIO (meaning "lively" or "full of life") is a "polished casual" restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. The subtitle, "Tuscan Grille" is descriptive for a menu that features oven-roasted steaks, chops, and seafood; similar to what one would find in an authentic ristorante in Tuscany. BRIO's philosophy of "to eat well, is to live well" is why they only use the finest and freshest ingredients. BRIO brings the pleasure of a Tuscan country villa to the American city.
Discover the Italian menu of grilled steaks, seafood and Italian dishes, and enjoy the best Italian restaurant at BRIO Tuscan Grille Jacksonville in The Markets at Town Center. Bringing the pleasures of the Tuscan country villa to Jacksonville, our chef-inspired Italian recipes are sure to delight your palate. Buon Appetito!
Every Monday-Friday from 3:30pm - 6:30pm, stop by Brio Tuscan Grille at the St John's Town Center and enjoy bar bites starting at $4, $5 craft cocktails, $5 Martinis on Wednesday, and $5 Wine on Thursday's! They al... [Read More]
The Clay County Fair Is Coming Up March 29 - April 7th
The 2018 Clay County Fair is coming up March 29 - April 7th! FREE CONCERTS this year will include Russell Dickerson, Chris Janson, Dailey & Vincent, Jeremy Camp, High Valley, Chase Rice + more! The 2018 Clay County Fair Opening Ceremonies starts at 1:30pm March 29th. For more info, visit ClayCountyFair.org
Since 1987 the Clay County Agricultural Fair has provided Clay County and Northeast Florida with an event that's both fun and educational in a family atmosphere. In fact, the Fair vision says it all "A Family A*Fair".
The Fair strives to be the showcase for Clay County's agricultural, educational, civic and commercial interest. It provides an opportunity for citizens to work and have fun together. Volunteers are the lifeblood of the fair. Their dedicated support of sharing time and talents is vital to the fair's success.
After gate admission most exhibits and attractions are FREE. Eight Exhibit buildings are used for commercial, non-profit and competitive exhibits.
Clay County citizens are encouraged to enter the competitive exhibits to show off their talents and even possibly win money and/or a ribbon. Complete details are listed on the Exhibitor's Handbook which is on ... [Read More]
Ex Jaguar Allen Hurns Agrees To Deal With Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys have obtained a new weapon for Dak Prescott. Two days after taking a free-agent visit to Dallas, wide receiver Allen Hurns has agreed to a two-year deal with the Cowboys. The deal is worth $12 million, according to multiple reports.
An undrafted free agent out of Miami (Fla.) in 2014, Hurns spent his first four NFL seasons with the Jaguars. His best year came in 2015, when he caught 64 passes for 1,031 yards and 10 touchdowns.
In his four seasons with the Jaguars, Hurns had 189 receptions for 2,669 yards and 21 TDs. He caught just 74 passes for 961 yards and five scores the past two years while dealing with a sports hernia in 2016 and a high ankle sprain in 2017.
Injuries the past two seasons kept Hurns below 40 receptions and 500 yards each time, though he also played in an offense geared to run the ball and often hampered by quarterback Blake Bortles' inconsistency.
In Dallas, Hurns will compete for snaps with Dez Bryant, Cole Beasley and Terrance Williams in a passing offense that ranked 26th in 2017.... [Read More]
Tickets For "The Life Tour" Starring Grammy Award-Winning Legends Boy George and Culture Club, with Multi-Platinum Band The B-52s Go On Sale Friday
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is thrilled host the opening night of “The Life Tour” starring Grammy award-winning legends Boy George and Culture Club, with multi-platinum selling band The B-52s and special guest Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey on Friday, June 29, 2018. Tickets for The Life Tour starring Boy George and Culture Club, The B-52s and Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey go on sale this Friday, March 23 at 10 a.m.
Grammy Award winning legends Boy George and Culture Club have revealed plans for a major 2018 U.S. headline tour with the multi- platinum selling band The B-52s. Announced today, “The Life Tour” starring Boy George & Culture Club and The B-52s with special guest Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey will visit 40+ cities across the U.S. kicking off June 29 in St. Augustine, FL. “We put together an amazing show that is going to be filled with hits and fabulous memories, we know it will be hands down this summer’s best night out,” said Boy George.
About Boy George & Culture Club
After more than two decades and 150 million singles & records sold globally, 2018 marks a new era for Boy George and Culture Club, as they are currently working on their first new music in 20 year... [Read More]
32nd Annual Celebrity Chefs Fundraiser March 29th
Every spring, hundreds of hungry folks converge on the Prime Osborn Convention Center in downtown Jacksonville, anxious to sample scrumptious recipes offered by Jacksonville area “celebrities.”
On Thursday, March 29 from 10:30am – 1pm at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, The Salvation Army’s Women’s Auxiliary will present the 32nd annual Celebrity Chefs fundraiser. This event features local celebrities dishing up tastes of their favorite recipes, as well as an extensive silent auction to raise money for the programs of The Salvation Army of Northeast Florida. Tickets are $30 in advance and include admission to the tasting and silent auction, as well as a cookbook containing the recipes featured at the tasting. Parking for this event is free.
Diners stop for a nibble from each station, where a local “celebrity” is serving up a spoonful of their favorite recipe. The two-hour event includes a silent auction, which raises thousands of dollars each year for special projects. Always present at the auction are such items as artwork, collectibles, jewelry, dinners, spa treatments, sports memorabilia, weekend getaways, rounds of golf, designer accessories, and much more.
The Auxiliary member... [Read More]
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UNF Surf Team takes on another Victory in New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 18, 2013 – This past Sunday, in New Smyrna Beach, the University of North Florida Surf Team attended the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) competition. The UNF surf A team completed their second consecutive 1st Place win with the B Team finishing right behind them in 2nd place.Photo Credit: Robert Curtis Photography
The top performer for the day was freshman, Patrick Kelly, who placed in the finals in both the Men’s short board division and the long board division, placing in 4th and 2nd place. Along with Kelly were other top performers such as Kayla Durden who finished 1st in the Women's short board, Emily Ruppert who finished in 2nd place in the Women's short board division, Max Mertens who finished in 6th place in the Men's short board division, Brandon Onesky who finished in 5th place in the Men's short board division, and Don Wight who finished in 2nd place in the Men's short board division.Photo Credit: Robert Curtis Photography
This Friday, November 22nd, at Marineland in St. Augustine, Red Bull is hosting the first collegiate tow-at competition between the UF and UNF surf teams with support from Spy Optic and Flomot... [Read More]
Sharks Announce 2014 Schedule
JACKSONVILLE – The Arena Football League and the 2013 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced the team’s 2014 schedule on Monday. Jacksonville will begin the 2014 season on the road against the Orlando Predators on Sunday, March 16, and the Sharks’ home opener is set for Saturday, March 29 against the San Antonio Talons.
The Sharks’ quest for a fifth consecutive South Division title includes three matchups against the Predators, as Jacksonville makes trips to Orlando in Week 1 and Week 14 while hosting the Predators in Week 10. The Sharks’ divisional slate also includes home-and-home series against the New Orleans VooDoo and Tampa Bay Storm.
Shark fans will also have the opportunity to see each of the AFL’s two newest teams in person, as the as-of-now-unnamed Portland team heads to the Shark Tank in Week 7, while the Los Angeles KISS make their way to Sea Best Field for the regular season finale in Week 20. Jacksonville’s challenging schedule also includes a total of three games against the participants in ArenaBowl XXVI, beginning with a road test against the defending champion Arizona Rattlers in Week 4. This will be the Sharks’ first trip to Arizona since Jacksonville’... [Read More]
The Playmakers Lounge Visited Jacksonville
Jacksonville Fl - For the Florida Georgia game, a special mobile lounge was trucked into Jacksonville. Unprecedented and unique, PlayMaker’s Club is the new paradigm of game day entertainment. Forget your basic tent—experience the uniqueness that is more than just upscale hospitality. PlayMaker’s Club was created out of decommissioned shipping containers as an eco-conscious choice to provide fans with an unrivaled game day experience.
This year at Florida Georgia, over 200 fans experienced the red carpet tailgating experience. Amenities included: Private restrooms, Premium catered buffet, Unlimited premium bar access, Private pre-game concert, Celebrity appearances, Game day fanfare, including visits from cheerleaders, band members, and mascots, Jumbotron, Multiple LED TV’s, Shuttle service to and from stadium, Wi-Fi Cellular charging stations & much more.
Its unique retro/industrial vibe creates a relaxed atmosphere that features casual fine dining, live entertainment and hassle-free transportation to and from the game. PlayMaker’s Club is a three-story encounter with multiple bars, live radio, on-site web streaming and loads of LED TV’s to capture the passion that is c... [Read More]
MC Wale Previews Florida - Georgia
JACKSONVILLE, FL - It is that time of the year again: the RV's are pulling into Jacksonville, the trash talk over the airwaves and social media has started, and the invitations to tailgate parties are being shared as the entire city preps itself for one of the most exciting weekends in Jacksonville. The Florida-Georgia game, also known as the World's Largest Cocktail Party, is always a good time, although there seems to be a little less luster on this year's matchup due to the status of the two teams at this point of the season.
The Florida Gators (4-3) and the Georgia Bulldogs (4-3) both entered this season with their eyes focused on Atlanta and the SEC championship. Both teams have very slim chances of making that goal a reality with both teams having two losses in the conference. Georgia specifically has been dealing with a ton of injuries on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. Georgia is expected to have running back Todd Gurley, which should help quarterback Aaron Murray and their 25th ranked passing attack balance out the rest of their offense.
The Gators have also been dealing with a ton of ... [Read More]
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 USAPhoto Courtesy: Jaguars Photo Courtesy: Jaguars Photo Courtesy: Jaguars Photo Courtesy: Jaguars Photo Courtesy: Jaguars
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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.... [Read More]
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]
Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl Coming to Jax Beach December 13th
Your favorite bar crawl in Jax Beach is back again this year on Saturday December 13th 2014! Start your search or begin building your ugly sweater for the largest and original Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl! This years crawl will be bigger and better than last years and will start at the Ritz Bar. The After Party and Costume Contest will be at Harmonious Monks!
Tickets for the crawl are $15 and include 3 free shots, discounted drinks throughout the night and a huge raffle at the last stop including many prizes and a $1,000 in cash and prizes Ugliest Sweater Competition!
For more info and tickets, visit: www.uglysweaterbarcrawl.com... [Read More]
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Massive Corn Maze In Jacksonville
Looking for a family fun activity to check out, we've got just the thing. There is a corn maze right here in Jacksonville located in Clay County!
Amazing Grace Crop Maze will be open to the public Fridays and Saturdays from October 4 until November 2 and during the week for field trips. Attractions include: crop maze, hay ride, corn crib, pumpkin patch, corn hole, scarecrow throwin', steer head ropin', duck races and more!
Admission price includes all attractions and is $11 of those 4 and up. Their address is 2899 Wisteria Farms Road Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. It is located by 739B/Sandridge Road between Lake Asbury Jr. High and Russell Baptist Church.
Visit their website: http://agcropmaze.com/... [Read More]
Events Happeng This Weekend -October 3rd -5th
There's a ton of events happening this weekend, here's a list of our top picks:
Photo By @BrianRotundaphotos
Friday October 3: Kronic (Producer of Lil Jon's hit 'Bend Ova") is hosting the guest appreciation party at Suite at the Towncenter. Doors open at 9:30pm
Friday October 3: Our friends at Rebounderz are putting together a very unique interactive haunted house. The attraction (unlike any in North Florida) will be called ZOMBIEFEST and will be open to the public on Friday and Saturday nights during the month of October! Friday night is the Grand Opening!
Friday October 3: Jacksonville Home and Patio Show at the Prime Osborne Center from 11am - 9pm
Friday October 3: The Full of Bull Redfish Tournament – Happening all weekend at Beach Marine off Beach blvd.
Friday October 3: Oktoberfest VIP Preview Party at Memorial Park from 6pm-9pm
Friday October 3: First Friday St. Augustine Art Walk in downtown St Augustine from 5 to 9 p.m.
Saturday October 4: Oktoberfest at Memorial Park in riverside from noon-8pm
Saturday October 4: 7th Annual Datil Pepper Festival at St. Johns County Agricultural Center in S... [Read More]
Events This Weekend September 26th - 28th
There are lots of events happening around Jacksonville this weekend, here are our top picks :
Friday Sept 26: Brew at the Zoo @ The a Jacksonville Zoo 7:00-10:30pm
Friday Sept 26: L.A. Guns live @ Mavericks - Doors open at 6:30pm
Friday Sept 26: Ladies Night Out @Suite 9:30pm
Friday Sept 26: ladies Night @Pusser's Bar and Grille 9:00pm-11:00pm
Friday Sept 26: Flagler beach farmers market 7:00am- 12:00pm
Saturday Sept 27: PurpleStride @ The Sea Walk Pavilion 8:00am
Saturday Sept 27: Jacksonville Dragon Boat Festival @ The Jacksonville Landing 8:00am-6:00pm
Saturday Sept 27: Aqua East Grom Bash @ The South side of the Pier 8:00am-12:00pm
Saturday Sept 27: Clean Water Music Festival @ The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 10:00am-8:00pm
Saturday Sept 27: Riverside Arts Market under the Fuller Warren Bridge 10:00am-4:00pm
Saturday Sept 27:The Pretty Pooch Pageant @ The Equestrian Center
Saturday Sept 27: Lynch's Irish Pub's 20th Anniversary @ Lynch's Irish Pub All Day Specials
Saturday & Sunday Sept 27- 28: Festival of Flight outdoor music festival benefiting Angels for Allison @... [Read More]
Meet the Boatanista - Lisa Almeida
How many people have you heard say they were involved in a particular activity “before they could walk”? In most cases, it is a figure of speech used to emphasize a point. In my case it is the literal truth.
I was a boater long before I could walk. And it is not just a figure of speech for me to claim that boating is etched into my DNA. I have visible proof.
My favorite photo hangs on the wall over my breakfast table. It is a vintage, 1950s-era image of two water skiers waving to the camera as they are pulled behind a boat. The man and woman in the photo are competitive water skiers at world-famous Cypress Gardens. They are young, and fit, and smiling. What the photo does not reveal is that the two are among the best at their craft, and have set various records and won numerous accolades.
It is a photo of my parents. To say I grew up boating is no exaggeration. In fact, before I could crawl, my parents would secure my baby carrier firmly near the helm of the boat as they practiced their routines. I took to boating from the start. My parents told me that the movement of the water would most often lull me to sleep.
When other kids were riding tricycles I was learning to ski. When other kids were pl... [Read More]
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]
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