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    PDQ Plans to Open 30 More Locations By The End Of 2018




     

    Tampa-based PDQ was founded by Bob Basham, co-founder of Outback Steakhouse, and Nick Reader, former CFO of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In 2011, They opened the first PDQ in Tampa, Florida. They plan to open 15 more stores in 2017 and another 15 stores in 2018.

    PDQ was founded on a concept that high-quality food, memorable service and genuine hospitality are the basis of an excellent restaurant. PDQ values genuine customer service, whether dining in or picking up at the drive-thru. They are committed to doing the things they do the right way.

    PDQ stands for "People Dedicated to Quality" or "Pretty Darn Quick" and its menu has just nine primary items: Chicken tenders (crispy or grilled), five types of made-to-order chicken sandwiches (crispy or grilled) and three hand-tossed salads with homemade dressings.

    PDQ currently has 3 locations in the 904 area. The first opening was at 3260 Hodges Blvd. followed by 13702 Old St Augustine Road and 194 State Road 13 near Racetrac Road. Coming soon they will be opening at The Town Center. They have said that there will be 10 PDQ restaurants in Duval, Clay and St. Johns counties within five years and 20 within the decade.

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    Beaches Freedom Festival




    Fourth of July may be over, but the party at the beaches is just getting started. Get ready for Jacksonville Beach’s largest festival of the summer. The Beaches Freedom Fest will be held on Saturday July 15, 2017 at the Seawalk Pavilion. It will run from noon till 10pm. Music, food, games, Beer Garden, will be provided at the festival. For local bike riders, there will be free bike valet presented by Velofix located on the North Festival Entrance on 1st Street. 

    A Hot Dog eating contest will take place at the Main Stage from 2-4. Ten brave and hungry men and women will be selected to face off to see who can eat the most hot dogs in 10 minutes. Women’s Division will begin at 2:15 and Men’s Division will begin 3:45. 

    The following food trucks will be at Freedom Festival: Bubba Burger, Son of a Butcher BBQ, Wingin It, Delish Kebabs, Rite On Que, Best Burger, Wurstburger, Guanabana, Rocco’s Pizza, Daddy Boyz BBQ, Wrap It Up, Treemendous Sea & Soul and Zoe’s Shaved Ice. 

    This year’s music line up will include Sidereal, Ray Fulcher, Split Tone, The Firewater Tent Revival, Tad Jennings, Lane Pittman, Ramona, Sol Ryder and more.

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    intoGo Partners with 904HappyHour to reinvent the local event scene




    Jacksonville locals are always interested in the local event scene. For far too long we’ve heard the cries of locals who complain that there is no easy to use, all-inclusive event resource in Northeast Florida. Let alone one that can be accessed from a phone. Often times consumers have to scour the web and print publications, going calendar to calendar to see what’s featured. To ensure our city never has to go searching for events again and to bring them all into one place, we have partnered with 904HappyHour to make it easier than ever to find local events.

    “intoGo thrives on creating disruptive technology and we believe this new event platform is a big step towards disrupting the way events have previously been found in our community. We want to make it easier for people to simply see what’s happening this weekend.” said Zachary Schwartz, CEO at intoGo, the cities Official Destination App.  

    The new event platform within the intoGo app offers users ‘Top Events’ - a curated list of the biggest upcoming events in town, ‘This Week’ & ‘This Month’ – all local events happening in the next 7 and 30 days respectively, ‘Live Co...   [Read More]




    The Jacksonville IceMen Announce Their NHL/AHL Partners




     

    The Jacksonville IceMen welcomed their first ever NHL/AHL partners, the Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose, to the River City at a press conference today at the JAX Chamber of offices. When the IceMen take the ice on October 14, their roster will contain some of the top prospects from the Winnipeg organization.

    The Winnipeg Jets  finished the 2016-17 season with 87 points (40-35-7),  fth in the tough Central Division, just behind eventual Stanley Cup  finalist, the Nashville Predators. In recent days, the Jets have boosted their roster adding defenseman Dmitry Kulikov (from Buffalo) and goaltender Steve Mason (from Philadelphia) – two highly rated free agents.

    The Winnipeg Jets began their history in the former World Hockey Association featuring one of hockey’s greatest superstars – Bobby Hull, the Golden Jet. The team entered the National Hockey League in 1976. In 1996, the team, with- out an NHL quality arena was sold and moved to Phoenix, Arizona. In 2011, with a new building, the Atlanta Thrashers were sold to True North Sports and Entertainment and moved to Winnipeg-the Jets were reborn.

    The Manitoba Moose began as the Minnesota Moose and moved to Winnipeg for the 1996-97 Interna...   [Read More]




    Flour And Fig Bakehouse Will Open Soon In Historic Springfield




     

    The Flour & Fig Bakehouse is planning on opening in November and will be a bakery and restaurant located in Historic Springfield at 1715 North Main Street. The storefront will include inside and outside seating, bakery cases full of creative products, an innovative menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner featuring locally sourced ingredients, and a retail area offering locally grown produce. They will also have a coffee bar, local beer, wine, kombucha on tap, and craft cocktails.

    Flour and Fig Bakeshop will be run by Allison and Kurt D’Aurizio. Allison has built a loyal following with her artisanal bakery business, My Grandmother’s Pie. Kurt has been working in restaurants for most of his career and has won numerous awards for his work including two AAA four diamond awards. Kurt has also been making and selling pestos, cashew cheese, marinades, and granolas at the Riverside Arts Market and at the Beaches Green Market where you can continue to find our bakery and specialty items.  

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    They changed the business name because they did not it to just be a bakery and are hoping to attract customers from outside of the Springfield area to their storefront. The owners plan to source from local far...   [Read More]



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    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!!

    Downtown Jacksonville

    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]




    2014 Gator Bowl Events




    LATITUDE 30 PLAYER OUTING DATE: (SEC) Dec 27 & (Big Ten) Dec 28 TIME: 6:00 - 8:00 PM LOCATION: Latitude 30 COST: Venue is open to the public!

    TAXSLAYER.COM GATOR BOWL LATITUDE 30 PLAYERS OUTING FOR THE SEC AND BIG TEN TEAMS

    Players will experience a fun-filled evening with the Players at one of Jacksonville’s newest and most popular entertainment venues.  In addition to a great menu of food favorites, players will enjoy such great activities as bowling, billiards and the latest arcade games – not to mention big screen T.V’s  and music galore. Latitude 30 is an experience that has something for everyone!

     

    COACHES LUNCHEON DATE: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 TIME: 12:00 PM LOCATION: Prime Osborn Convention Center COST: $75 TICKETS: Click Here »

    This luncheon showcases the best of the “past and present” in Gator Bowl history and is a great opportunity for fans to meet and greet the coaches and players participating in the Gator Bowl as well as legends from the Gator Bowl past.

     

    VYSTAR 5K RUN DATE: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 TIME: 1:00 PM LOCATION: Jacksonvil...   [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.

     

    In fact, some of the high-intensity activities are not only fun, they can provide an incredible workout, too!   So get off of your beach towel and grab your friends this summer because it is time to have FUN and stay FIT! To get you warmed up, we will start with some moderate-intensity activities that are perfect for fun in the sun and burning some extra calories. After that, we will give you some higher intensity options that will have you sweating and feeling invigorated at your favorite summertime beaches.   All of the calorie totals are for the following activities are based on 150 pound person doing the specified activity for 1 hour. They are only estimates and are provided to give you a general idea of the calories burned while performing the listed activity.   Sun Bathing - 68 calories/hour - This is only 7 more calories per ...   [Read More]



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