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Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen Is Now Open At The Town Center
Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen is now open at 4954 Town Center Parkway next to Chuy’s. Featuring the chains latest restaurant design, the Jacksonville location was outfitted with an open-style kitchen that gives you a window into the hard work and passion that their team members put into preparing delicious, made-from-scratch meals.
The restaurant’s locations typically are 7,000 square feet, seat 255 guests and employ 200 people, according to President and CEO Ian Baines.
Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen serves made-from-scratch goodness in a welcoming place. Enjoy house smoked baby back ribs, hand-battered country fried chicken, scratch burgers, homemade onion rings and homemade soups.
Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen is open from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.... [Read More]
Florida Oktoberfest & Music Festival Is Almost Here
With October just around the corner, Jacksonville has already started to celebrate Oktoberfest. But in the first week of October, Jacksonville will be celebrating the biggest Oktoberfest Jacksonville will put on at Metropolitan Park. Florida Oktoberfest & Music Festival will be a 3 day festival full of music from a variety of genres, North Florida’s most popular food trucks that will create german style dish, authentic german beer tasting, arts and craft vendors and a 100 ft ferris wheel.
The is festival will have a variety of acts from Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This festival will showcase the biggest stars in rock, alternative and country. The schedule of the line up will show who is playing at what time.
5pm Bonnie Blue
6pm Mama Blue
7:15pm Absolute Journey (Journey Tribute Band)
9:15pm Hotel California (Eagles Tribute Band)
1:45pm Cloud 9 Vibes
3:15pm The Expendables
7:15pm Neon Trees
9:15pm Citizen Cope
12:30pm Jordan Davis
1:45pm Ashley Mcbryde
3:15pm C... [Read More]
Beaches Oktoberfest Is Coming
The Beaches Oktoberfest, Jacksonville Beaches Largest Family Friendly Festival, will be taking place at the Sea Walk Pavilion on October 13-15, 2017. The annual festival attracts over 55,000 visitors and offers a large variety of German, craft and Oktoberfest beers, food trucks, a 110+ ft Ferris wheel, arts & crafts market, games, activities, kid zone and so much more.
VIP Tickets Include:
- Access to the pit and preferred viewing areas
- Commemorative Souvenir Stein
- Private Bars
- Private Bathrooms
- Discount on Refreshments in VIP Area
Cloud 9 Vibes
New Rock Soul
Bach to Rock
The Ellameno Beat
Bach to Rock
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Nashville’s Edley’s Bar-B-Que Will Be Opening In Jacksonville In The Spring
Nashville restaurant Edley’s Bar-B-Que announced that it has chosen Jacksonville for its first Florida location and will transform a former gas station property into a restaurant near the historic Ortega neighborhood on the westside . They are expected to open in the Spring of 2018.
The 2,600-square-foot space is at 5344 Ortega Blvd. at Roosevelt Boulevard near the intersection of Timuquana Road iin a former gas station that closed in 2009.
Edley’s said it plans to provide a large indoor dining area and an open patio.and will offer a selection of local craft beers.
Edley’s Bar-B-Que is a family-owned business, named after the owner’s grandfather, Edley Newman. Edley’s Bar-B-Que has three Nashville locations as well as one in Lexington, Ky., and another opening in October in Chattanooga, Tenn.
The restaurant offers traditional barbecue menu items, such as brisket platters and pork sandwiches, as well as Mexican-inspired meals like catfish tacos and barbecue nachos.... [Read More]
Sister Folk Trio Joseph with guest Liza Anne Host Hurricane Irma Relief Show October 2nd
Sister folk trio Joseph announces a partnership with Flying Saucer Presents and the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall to present a special concert to assist victims of Hurricane Irma. The Hurricane Irma Relief benefit concert will be held on Monday, October 2 at 8:00 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Admission to the event is free but donations in the form of canned food items or monetary donations are a key goal for the evening.
For those who can donate, the occasion represents a great opportunity to help local residents most severely affected by the Hurricane Irma. The hurricane brought ravaging winds and flooding that forced the displacement of thousands of people when it hit North Florida on September 11. For many, the process of recovery represents a monumental task. Help is needed! Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Social Services Division of the St. Johns County Health and Human Services Department which provides social support and assistance to needy members of the community. Following the devastation of Hurricane Irma, the St. Johns County Social Services Division finds itself, gravely, in need of contributions (both monetary and/or food items) to restock community food pantries which were depleted as a result of ... [Read More]
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Weezer Coming to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
St. Augustine, FL (February 17, 2014) – Rock band Weezer is set to perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Friday, June 6, 2014. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, February 21 at 10am.
Their debut album Weezer (aka “The Blue Album”), producer by Ric Ocasek, has been certified triple platinum in the United States, and remains the band’s all-time best seller. Upon completing the record, Weezer went on hiatus temporarily as Cuomo studied at Harvard. With help from the Spike Jonze-directed video, the single "Undone (The Sweater Song)" became a hit in the fall of 1994. But by the time the album's final single, "Say It Ain't So," was released in the summer of 1995, the group had gone on hiatus once again, with Cuomo returning to Harvard.
1996 saw Weezer's much-awaited second LP, entitled Pinkerton, released. It was quite different from 'Weezer'; the guitars were more gruff, the lyrics were deeper and much more exposed, and the band's talent and style had matured considerably. Weezer released three singles from Pinkerton: "El Scorcho", "The Good Life", and "Pink Triangle". Pinkerton eventually went gold in record sales and has ... [Read More]
Sneak Preview Of Monster Jam Trucks On Thursday, February 20th And Friday, February 21st
Jacksonville Fl - MONSTER JAM makes its return to Jacksonville when the annual motor sports spectacle drives into EverBank Stadium on Saturday, February 22nd. You can catch many of the trucks appearing in the event at many local businesses listed below. They will be displayed around North Florida on Thursday, February 20th and Friday, February 21st. All displays are free and open to the public. Truck Displays: Thursday, February 20th Dairy Queen 2784 Sadler Rd. Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 Thursday 2/20 3pm-7pm Grave Digger The Legend Adventure Landing 1944 Beach Blvd (U.S. 90) Jacksonville, FL 32250 Thursday 2/20 5pm-9pm Monster Mutt Dalmatian Bozard Ford 540 Prime Outlet Blvd. St. Augustine, FL 32084 Thursday 2/20 4pm-8pm Max D AutoNation Ford 7700 Blanding Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32244 Thursday 2/20 3pm-7pm Stone Crusher Walt Live Oak Ford 1109 Ohio Ave. N. Live Oak, FL 32064 Thursday 2/20 3pm-7pm Gunslinger Friday, February 21st Metro PCS 8102 Blanding Blvd STE 16 Jacksonville, FL 32244 Friday 2/21 ... [Read More]
Todd Snider To Preform At Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL--(Tuesday, February 11, 2014) — Todd Snider will be hitting the road again this spring, but this time with a multi-media show starring the wit, honesty and spontaneity he’s best known for. The tour will stop at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Wednesday, April 23.
Kicking the show off will be a 30-minute preview of East Nashville Tonight. Directed by the Barnes Brothers, the film was originally intended to be a documentary on Snider, but soon turned into what has been best described as a stoner musical.
Todd will read from his upcoming book, “I Never Met A Story I Didn’t Like (Mostly True Tall Tales) to be released April 29th via Da Capo Press. The book features insightful and often hilarious classic Todd storytelling with chapter titles such as “Talkin’ Margaritaville Blues,” “I’m Tight With Slash,” Jerry Jeff’s Balls” and “Drugs.” Following the reading, Todd will answer questions and take song requests.
Todd breaks it down like this… "Ok Buckaroos, so here’s the plan: First we show 30 minutes of our 70 minute stoner digest movie, East Nashville Tonight w... [Read More]
Conor Oberst set to perform with Dawes at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL--(Tuesday, February 11, 2014) — Indie Rock singer-songwriter Conor Oberst will perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall with Dawes on Tuesday, May 13 at 8:00PM.
With his trembling voice, acoustic guitar, and confessional approach to songwriting, Conor Oberst played an important role in shaping the lighter, intimate side of indie rock during the late-'90s and beyond. His main project was Bright Eyes, an eclectic group of rotating musicians that vacillated between pop, folk, electronica, and country-rock. Although Oberst remained at the center of that band, he also logged time in a number of other outfits, including Commander Venus, Monsters of Folk, the Magentas, Park Ave., Desaparecidos, and an early version of the Faint. Finally, he supported like-minded artists on an executive level, co-founding Saddle Creek Records in the '90s and launching his own label, Team Love, in 2003.
Recorded in a makeshift studio with a cast of musicians dubbed the Mystic Valley Band, the self-titled Conor Oberst arrived in 2008. While on the road in support of that album, the Mystic Valley Band found time to compose another album, this time highlighting the band's collaborative spirit. Released in 2009, Outer South feat... [Read More]
The Brumos Companies Presents The WJCT and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 3X5 Classic Film Festival on March 28th- 30th
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 10, 2014) – See Orsen Wells, Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Capra, Jimmy Stewart, Cary Grant, Bogie and Bacall during three action packed days featuring the greatest films ever made. Coming on the heels of two years of WJCT’s film series at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, WJCT is proud to launch the 3 x 5 Classic Film Festival! In keeping with WJCT’s mission to encourage joyful learning, the film festival’s goal is to encourage appreciation and understanding of the art of cinema by presenting the most outstanding films produced from the 1930’s through the 1970’s. The 3 x 5 Classic Film Festival will kick off with an Opening Night Reception at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Friday, March 28th and run through Sunday, March 30th featuring piano jazz performer John Thomas. The reception will be followed by Orson Well’s most famous film Citizen Kane. Saturday will be a daylong event with a Tinsel Town trifecta starting with the musical fantasy adventure and family favorite, The Wizard of Oz. Fans of one of the best-known films in American popular culture are encouraged to come early and participate in a festive fan experience filled with food, entertainment an... [Read More]
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Wine Event Sunday Nov 10th
Jacksonville Fl - Join us for the Grape Escape, the ultimate wine tasting experience presented by Premier Beverage Company. Proceeds benefit the CHILD Cancer Fund – a local non-profit organization that helps children and their families through the challenges of childhood cancer. The inaugural Honorary Chair is Susan B. Towler – Vice President, Florida Blue Foundation.
The Grand Tasting will be hosted by Ovinte at the St. Johns Town Center and feature wine selections curated by world renowned Master Sommelier Andrew McNamera. View him on a WJCT Segment explaining the process of choosing the best wine.
General Admission $60
3pm to 6pm
General Admission includes: Souvenir wine glass Access to wine courtyard for food and wine tastings
VIP Admission $120
2pm to 6pm
VIP Admission includes: One hour early admission Souvenir wine glass Access to Ovinte for Food and Exclusive Luxury Wine Tastings Access to wine courtyard for additional food and wine tastings
10/24 - 10/27 - Events This Weekend - The Best of the Best
There are lots of events happening around Jacksonville this weekend. Heres our top picks.
Cocktails for a Cause Happy Hour
Times: 6:30p – 8:30p
Location: Sheraton Jacksonville
Ladies Night @ Taste Food Studio
Times: 10:00p – 2:00a - Open Bar for ladies 10-12
Location: Taste Food Studio in Tinseltown
Times: 10:00p – 2:00a
Location: Whisky River
70s/80s Halloween Bash benefiting Girl Scouts of Gateway Council
Times: 7:00p – 11:00p
Location: University Club Downtown Jacksonville
2nd Annual Blue Ball
Times: 10:00p – 2:00a
Location Shim Sham Room
Walk of the Dead Bar Crawl
Times 9:00p – 2:00a - Registration: 8:00p – 11:00p
Trike – A – Thon benefitting St. Jude
Times: 2:00p – 5:00p
Location: T’s Learning Center – 11761 Beach Blvd
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Cocktails For A Cause on October 24th
A Happy Hour event that promotes drinking for a good cause. There will be an adult pink lemonade stand selling $5 glasses of adult pink lemonade which will be donated directly to Making Strides against Breast Cancer.
Complimentary Hors d'œuvres donated by the Sheraton Hotel served from 6p-7p. There is an awesome raffle featuring gift cards From Whiskey River, Suite, Sheraton Hotel, ABC Liquor, Royal Glam, Total Wine, Salon 2021- Sheeka Renee. Tickets are: $1 for 1 or $5 for 6 This is a great networking opportunity,so bring your business cards. Attire will be casual/business casual. Some people may come from directly from work. The Sheraton's full bar will be open for those who would like an alternative beverage. The event will be held at the Sheraton on Deerwood Park Blvd from 5:30 - 8:30 pm on Thursday October 24th 2013... [Read More]
New Weekly Boating Blog
Welcome to the Lisa the Boatanista blog
So many waterways, so little time.
For most of my professional life, I struggled to find a workable balance between the demands of career and simply wanting to be out on my boat.
What’s a girl to do?
For years, as a sales executive for BellSouth, I would make business trips across Florida while hauling a boat and trailer. My job required me to spend many hours inside office buildings and conference rooms but my passion was to be outside those four walls, basking in the sun, out on the water.
Balancing work and recreation was often an exercise in frustration. My life could certainly be summed up in the common lament of many career people: I was working to live and not living to work. But early retirement was no long-term solution. Owning a boat is not much fun if you cannot afford gas.
Certainly, there had to be a way to make a living doing something I love, something involving water and boats and the great outdoors.
Unfortunately for me, though I am the daughter of two professional skiers, I am beyond the age when Cypress Gardens might be calling for a new star performer.
But I found another career opportunit... [Read More]
Events This Weekend - The Best of the Best
Ladies Night - Every Thursday @ Taste - Tinseltown Location: Tase Food Studio in Tinseltown Time 9-close Ladies Drink Free from 10-12
Southern Womans Show - All Weekend Location: Prime Osborne Four days of shopping, fashion shows, celebrity appearances, food sampling, pampering and more
North Beach Art Walk Location: North Beaches Town Center - Neptune Beach Time 5-9 Local art, food and entertainers will be at every block. come out and enjoy the great weather and awesome local art
Chive Party @ Whisky River Location: Whisky River Time 9-close Wear Chive gear for a free drink; there will be a raffle, live dj and much more
Best Buddies Casino Night - Bet On Friendship Location: Sawgrass Marriott Time 9-close Hors D' Vors, Raffle, Silent Auction, Casion Games, Open Bar Benefitting Best Buddies
The Lumineers With Dr. Dog & Nathaniel Rateliff Location: St Augustine Ampitheatre Time Gates: 5:45 Show Starts 6:45
Monster Mash Dash 5k Location: Jax Fairgrounds Time 6mp
Susan G Kohmen - Run For The Cure Location: Metro Park Time 6am-11am
5th Annual Fish & Chips Billfish Tour... [Read More]
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