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The Best Places To Catch Pokemon In Jax
Friendship Fountain / South Bank
Make the loop of the fountain and continue down t South Bank to hit 15 Pokestops, and you will find tons of water Pokemon. Plus River City Brewing Company gives you 10% off while playing!
Walk The Landing up to Hemming Plaza
Hit up the Landing and walk up the street to Hemming Plaza and hit over 50 Pokestops! You're bound to catch some high CP Pokemon.
St. Johns Town Center
While you shop you can find tons of Pokemon.. There is a Pokestop on almost every street corner. Tons of people drop lures making it a great place to get some new Pokemon.
If you haven’t caught Pikachu yet this is a great place! Pikachu's are abundant here and there are 7 Pokestops to hit up! There are almost always lures here!
There are thousands of Pokestops crammed into the Historic District!! Hit up Treasure Street, wander around Flagler College, and explore the fort for some really cool Pokemon!... [Read More]
HOBNOB at Unity Plaza
Photo credit: @kristen.penoyer
With the birth of Unity Plaza a few months ago, a restaurant that has become noticed is HOBNOB. I sat down with the Dining room manager and got a history about the restaurant. Owned by Alan and Ellen Cottrill, (each of them have a degree in Art (Ellen) and Culinary Arts (Alan), they built HOBNOB. Alan and Ellen wanted to fuse both of their talents by having a restaurant that offers a lot of eye catching areas with a museum feel and a very strong culinary presence; which is why they brought on Roger Regulacion as their chef.
Chef Roger Regulacion is a strong-willed, loving, big hearted man from Hawaii. Roger always wanted a restaurant that celebrated multiple culture cuisines. He worked with the owners who had a similar vision and decided to come together, drink together and have a good time. They wanted to offer authentic dishes from different cultures so that people could come here to play, learn, be nostalgic about things they’ve experienced in other countries and celebrate diversity. Roger has worked with celebrity Chef Kat Kora and previously worked at Bistro X and Roy’s at the beach. He is well received with his staff by his side, and they work well together to create a level of e... [Read More]
New Beach Dining at Seachasers
Open now for 6 months, Seachasers has become the newest hot spot at Jacksonville Beach. This restaurant arrived at the start of the year and was a great addition after the beach lost a few waterside restaurants over the last few years such as The Lighthouse Restaurant, First Street Grill and the most recent restaurant, Nippers. The managers, John and Eileen Messner, and owner Jim Franks made this their 21st restaurant opening. Seachasers' mission statement is sharing love of beach food and fun.
The restaurant itself has 4 rooms; 1 upstairs and 3 downstairs. Each room has its own atmosphere: 1st street bar area faces street side and has a neighborhood bar look, a music room where solo artists and bands can perform while customers eat and enjoy the music, a beach bar that faces the Atlantic Ocean, and upstairs is your dining room where you can have your banquets, rehearsal dinners, or receptions. Overall this restaurant can hold up to at least 300 people.
With such a large-sized restaurant with 4 dining rooms, great food is prepared by Chef Darren Ball. Chef Darren has been around for a long time cooking delicious cuisine in Jacksonville and has even worked at other large restaurants previously before making his way to Sea... [Read More]
Bestbet Orange Park New Games Grand Opening
Come on down to bestbet Orange Park for their New Games Grand Opening! Celebrate with us as they will be giving away over $10,000 worth in cash and prizes. The first 200 people who play our new games on Friday and Saturday will receive a FREE Grand Opening T-Shirt and everyone will enjoy a FREE drink when you register for a complimentary Player’s Card good for one draft beer, soda, coffee or bottled water. The excitement doesn’t end there! You will have a chance to win some money as we will be giving away $100-$500 every 30 minutes! This is an event you won’t want to miss.
Friday, July 29 | 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday, July 30 | 2:00pm – 6:00pm
New Games Include:
Three Card Poker
Ultimate Texas Hold’em
Two Card Poker
One Card Poker
For more info, click here
*Valid one (1) free drink coupon per person 21 years of age or older when you register for a Player’s Card. Limited t-shirts available. T-shirts will be given out to first 200 people who play our new games on Friday from 6:00pm-10:00pm and first 200 people who play on Saturday from 2:00pm-6:00p... [Read More]
Jacksonville Armada Opens Up Fall Season with 1-1 Draw
Jacksonville goalkeeper Sean Lewis limited the Tampa Bay Rowdies to a frustrating single point on the opening night of the NASL Fall Season with a 1-1 draw in front of a record crowd of 7,690 fans at Al Lang Stadium.
Lewis made 10 saves in his first start of the year for the Armada FC to spurn double-digit scoring chances for the Rowdies.
Jacksonville took a lead in the 12th minute through Zach Steinberger, but the Rowdies equalized less than a minute later via Georgi Hristov to level the match.
Jacksonville will return to action at 7 p.m. next Saturday July 9th when it hosts NASL expansion side Puerto Rico FC in the Fall Season home opener. Fans are encouraged to wear their best tropical gear for Armadaritaville presented by McDonald’s.
To round out July, the Armada will host Arts and Culture Night presented by Community First Credit Union (5 p.m., July 23 vs. Ottawa Fury). Fans who already have a ticket to the Jacksonville Sharks game at 7 p.m. against the Los Angeles KISS can take advantage of a buy one, get one free ticket offer by showing their Sharks ticket at the Community First Park box office.
Likewise, fans with a ticket to the Armada match can show up to the Veterans’ Memorial Arena box o... [Read More]
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New Lounge - The Volstead Opens Downtown
The Volstead joins Downtown Jacksonville right in time for 2014. Indulge in decadent bourbon, whiskey, and scotch on the top shelf, and try their classic cocktails made with a unique twist. Great drinks start with great ingredients, and aren’t we glad that we aren’t faced with the challenges that Prohibition brought to this nation.
“The Volstead” gets its name from The Volstead Act, which enacted Prohibition in the United States in late 1919. The act was later repealed in 1933, but the era would forever leave its mark on history. Some of histories most colorful personalities were players in bootlegging operations, and to this day bars still carry on the tradition.
Jacksonville Florida pre-prohibition was a beautiful, bustling city where people came to achieve their dreams; designed to be the original site of Hollywood where the stars and starlets of the era came to spend their time.
As the decade progressed the nation fell on hard times, Congressman Andrew Volstead chalked up the bill to eradicate the production and sale of liquor throughout the United States. As liquor became more scarece, people became craftier in finding ways to get hooch into the country. Due to the prime waterfront ... [Read More]
Dave Matthews Band Coming To Jacksonville
Jacksonville Fl - The Dave Matthews Band will be preforming in Jacksonville on July 15th 2014. Presales go on sale February 7th.
In 2013, Rolling Stone put Dave Matthews Band on its list of the “50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now,” observing, “Two decades in, DMB still know how to surprise their fans.” The group’s 2014 North American summer tour may be its most surprising yet.
“A Very Special Evening with Dave Matthews Band” will feature the group delivering two sets per evening, performing songs from throughout its career. Dave Matthews Band will wind through numerous configurations – from electric to acoustic, from full-throttle numbers featuring the entire band to more intimate moments featuring small groups of band members – including a stripped-down pairing of Matthews with guitarist Tim Reynolds, performing as an acoustic duo, as they occasionally do when the band is off the road. A variety of guests will join the band throughout the summer.
"I was talking to Carter about how much I still like just sitting around playing music together. It's how we started – in the basements of Carter's and my mom'... [Read More]
Fall Out Boy Coming To St. Augustine
St. Augustine, FL (January 9, 2014) – Supergroup Fall Out Boy announced today they will hit the road for the must-see concert event of summer. Aptly titled the MONUMENTOUR, the band will showcase their trademark brand of fiery, hard-charging rock music across the U.S. to 30 plus cities in the summer’s best venues. Fall Out Boy with New Politics will perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Sunday, July 27, 2014.
SAVE ROCK AND ROLL is the gold certified fifth studio album from the GRAMMY-nominated band Fall Out Boy and features the multiplatinum hit “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” and the new hit “Alone Together.” SAVE ROCK AND ROLL debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 and #1 on iTunes in 27 countries when it was released in April. This is the band’s second #1 debut; Platinum selling “Infinity On High” topped the chart in 2007 which followed multi-platinum breakthrough album “From Under The Cork Tree” released in 2005. Hailing from Chicago, Fall Out Boy—Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley —have appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone and other prestigious publications. They have performed on Saturday... [Read More]
Indoor Speedway Coming To Jacksonville This Spring
Jacksonville Fl - Get ready to start your engines! Autobahn Indoor Speedway will open soon in Jacksonville, Florida, bringing the excitement and fun of real racing to everyone. The new speedway, which is located just off Interstate-95 and Butler Blvd. plans to open on in April of 2014.
According to Autobahn's Managing Partner, David Larson, "Indoor kart racing has been popular in Europe for many years and has recently found a strong following on the west coast of the United States. Autobahn Indoor Speedway is extremely excited to be bringing the first European style indoor electric kart racing facility to the Jacksonville area.
At Autobahn Indoor Speedway, everyone can be a race driver and feel the rush of being behind the wheel of Italian made adult racing karts that approach speeds of 50 MPH. If you are new to racing, rest assured, because the experienced and friendly staff will teach you some basic racing techniques to help you to feel confident and to be competitive during your first race. There are even Junior Karts (with a little slower speeds) suitable for the younger crowd if they are at least 48" tall.
Since the speedway is indoors, the weather not a factor. The indoor faci... [Read More]
NYE 2014 Jacksonville Events
Every year we put together the best list of events for NYE, here ya go - party responsibly!!
333NYE @ MOCA
For four years now, The Contemporaries have been throwing the biggest New Year's Eve bash in the city. This year's fete will be bigger than ever. Revel the night away on the dance floor, try your luck gambling, enjoy festive drinks and eats and experience the best ball drop countdown in the city, all at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville. Black tie optional. Hors d'oeuvres, beverages & entertainment are complimentary with admission. December 31, 2013 // 10 p.m. - 2 a.m. All Guests must be 21 or older.
Jacksonville Scene Party @ River City Brewing
Bring in the cheer as we celebrate and ring in the new year at River City Brewing Company! The best deal around town, the best view of the fireworks at Midnight with the best crowd! Kiss the year away from 9 PM to 2 AM for a special Jacksonville Scene price of just $65!!!! New Year’s Eve Ticket Includes: -Open Bar that includes: Beer, Wine and well liquor until 1:30 AM!!!! -Light food and appetizers -Champagne toast at Midnight -DJ -Prime view of the downtown fireworks must be 21 and up with valid picture ID. All tick... [Read More]
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Man Bitten By Alligator
Lake City Fl - Yesterday while repairing his dock, James Tennant, 44, was bitten by a alligator. The Attack happened just after 3pm in about 4 ft of water. James was bitten on his calf and was taken to UF Shands where he under went surgery. Since the attack, FWC issued a permit to a trapper who has since trapped the gator. The alligator turned out to be a little over 8 ft long and weighed in at 150 lbs. It was caught Thursday night and euthanized.We wish James the best with his recovery. Just a reminder, please do not feed alligators or tantalize them. These un-natural human behaviors can turn normal alligators into nuisance alligators which are relocated and sometimes put down. ... [Read More]
10 Fun Beach Activities to Keep You Fit and Active This Summer!
Jacksonville Fl - Summer is almost over and our fitness partner LA Fitness shared this awesome article with us about ways to have fun while still getting fit at the beach. It is time to make your beach outings more fun-and fit-this summer! Adding some activities to your beach days will have you soaking up rays from that beautiful summertime orb in the sky, all while burning some extra calories.
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