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Dinner in Jacksonville’s Oldest Historic Shopping and Dining District
Avondale has been well known for its historic shopping and dining districts. Avondale’s sophisticated charm and oak-lined avenues cater to the upscale shopper with a covey of specialty boutiques, fine galleries and gourmet eateries like The Brick, Biscottis, Orsay and others.
Located in Historic Avondale, Brick Restaurant features eclectic selections with regional inspiration. It is a neighborhood favorite with signature dishes embracing a modern take on American Cuisine.
Restaurant Hours: Monday thru Thursday: 11am-10pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am-11pm
A staple of the Avondale / Riverside dining district is a small bistro style restaurant and bar specializing in eclectic American cuisine infused with Southern charm, craft cocktails and some of the best desserts Jacksonville has to offer. Offering casual comfort, innovative cuisine (try the fabulous Sunday brunch), and with a personality all its own, the Avondale eatery has expanded to accommodate its citywide clientele. Walk through the door and you’re face-to-face with their dessert case filled with decadent ... [Read More]
Morton’s The Steakhouse Is Opening Tomorrow At The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Morton's The Steakhouse is scheduled to open inside the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront hotel tomorrow June 23rd. Morton’s has converted the former Plaza III The Steakhouse, which closed in 2009 and they will have 298 seats, with 224 inside the dining and bar area and 74 seats on the patio.
Morton’s is based in Houston and previously operated on the Southbank. It closed in early 2012 as part of shutdowns after a change in ownership.
What began in Chicago in 1978 is now one of the most award-winning steakhouses around. For over 30 years, Morton's Steakhouse has been on a mission to provide "The Best Steak... Anywhere." Focusing on quality, consistency and genuine hospitality, Morton's seeks to provide not only memorable cuisine, but a memorable experience. With fresh, succulent seafood and famed USDA prime-aged steak, it's no surprise that Morton's has thrilled diners all over the world.
Their hours of operation will be as follows:
Monday - Thursday 4pm - 10pm
Friday - Saturday 4pm - 11pm
Sunday - 4pm - 10pm... [Read More]
8 Lazy Rivers In Florida That Are Perfect For Tubing On A Summer’s Day
Summertime is here in Florida and many can agree that it is unbearably hot. This time of year, Floridians begin a season-long conquest for fun ways to get out of the house without melting into a puddle. While swimming pools and water parks are fun, there is nothing that beats Florida’s natural lazy rivers.
Despite Florida having its alligators living in the state, they usually prefer to stay clear of these busy areas. However, its always wise to stay alert and aware of your surroundings when exploring anywhere in Florida.
1. Ichetucknee, Fort White
The most well-known tubing spot in Florida. It marks the summer tubing season here when visitors are allowed to launch from the north end. There are daily limits on the number of tubers and this popular park can reach maximum capacity easily in summer months, so arrive as early as possible. Located northwest of Gainesville, open from 8:00 a.m. until sundown every day of the week. The north launch closes at 2:00 p.m., or earlier if the 750-person limit has been reached.
Address: 12087 SW U.S. Highway 27, Fort White, FL 32038.
2. Rainbow Springs State Park, Dunlop
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One Spark Returning To Jacksonville
The One Spark event in Jacksonville will have a new home in 2017 thanks to a partnership with Bold Events, the entertainment arm of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The two-day event that showcases creators, innovators, entrepreneurs and social and cultural projects will take place Oct. 6-7 at the newly opened Daily's Place and EverBank Field's West U.S. Assure Club.
Spark Tank, sponsored by One Spark Ventures, returns and will feature several rounds with $5,000 prizes,.The championship competition will award a $20,000 prize. Each zone will have creators selected by a panel of judges to participate in a Spark Tank round for a chance at a $5,000 award. There will be 5 different zones for the creators to qualify in.
Helping to offset the costs associated with putting on the event, Festival attendees will be required to register and purchase a ticket this year: $5 in advance and $10 on the day of the event.
One Spark will begin the night of Oct. 5 with a concert, which will require the purchase of another ticket. The act for the concert has not been announced yet.
Potential creators can begin registering for the festival on July 10th. Registration will run through Sept. 8. There is no cost to ap... [Read More]
The Lilly Pulitzer Boutique Will Be Opening At The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
The iconic prints for women and girls sold by Lilly Pulitzer, the authentic American resort wear brand, will be featured at a new store at the famed Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island opening on June 30th The store, operating as the “Lilly Pulitzer Boutique at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island,” represents the first Lilly Pulitzer boutique location in Northeast Florida. The store opening marks the latest chapter in a long connection to the destination, as one of Lilly Pulitzer’s best-selling tunic designs is named after Amelia Island.
“We are thrilled to bring Lilly Pulitzer’s authentic American resort wear to The Ritz-Carlton. We share an appreciation for effortless luxury amidst the joyful, sun-filled seaside lifestyle,” Michelle Kelly, CEO of Lilly Pulitzer said. “Amelia Island is a favorite resort destination for Lilly lovers and we are excited to showcase this very special boutique at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.”
In addition to its resort wear collection for ladies and girls, the Lilly Pulitzer boutique at The Ritz-Carlton will feature the brand’s accessories, jewelry, and athleisure, as well as a hand-painted wall mural that echoes the spirit of Amelia Island’s colorful heritage. The n... [Read More]
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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]
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!
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.
Tortuga Music Festival Lineup Released
On April 12th & 13th (11am to 9pm EST), Fort Lauderdale Beach will host Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival. Held on the white sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in a beautiful oceanside setting, Tortuga Music Festival is a multi-day, multi-stage music festival featuring some of the biggest names in country, rock and roots music. This years line up includes big names like: Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Train, Sheryl Crow and more.
Tortuga Music Festival brings like-minded fans together for an unforgettable beach weekend experience that pairs music with meaning to raise awareness for marine conservation. Tortuga Music Festival works hand in hand with the Rock The Ocean Foundation to increase public awareness about the issues impacting the world’s oceans and to support scientific research, education and ocean conservation initiatives.
In their first year, over $70,000 was given back to their Conservation Village partners such as the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Nova University, and dozens of others in the South Florida Community as a direct result of ticket sales and donations from Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival.
Photos from Tortuga 2013:... [Read More]
Professional Rough Stock Series to Make Florida Debut in Jacksonville
Belle Fourche, SD – December 16, 2013: Rodeo season may be coming to a close but the horsepower will fire back up as the Professional Roughstock Series (PRS) top riders come to Jacksonville, Florida with nearly $2 million in stock bringing some of the toughest broncs and bulls to the Jacksonville Equestrian Center on Saturday, January 4th at 7:30 p.m.
“We look forward to making our debut in Jacksonville and growing the PRS fan base in Florida,“ said PRS President, Spud Whitman.
The lineup of equine and bovine athletes slated for Jacksonville is equally impressive, featuring numerous National Finals Rodeo qualifying stock contractors and some of the most feared animals in the sport. Kelly Timberman, In-Arena Announcer for the PRS on RFD-TV commented, "We're bringing animals from all over the country to ensure the best possible draw. It's going to be quite a show for the fans in Jacksonville."
The Jacksonville Open is the 1st stop on the Nationally televised 2014 PRS Tour. The series features the three most exciting and dangerous events in rodeo -- Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, and Bull Riding.
Tickets are on sale now and start at just $10.00 (applicable fees may ... [Read More]
Josh Thompson at Mavericks Recap
Jacksonville Fl - On Friday the 13th at Mavericks, many people attended Josh Thompson’s concert. This artist is known for his hit songs “Beer On the Table”, “Way Out Here”, and “Coming Around”. This artist has some very catchy songs, but some are also repetitive. Before this artist went on to perform, Stephen Carey opened up for Josh. This was the first time I had heard of him or his music. His music is a country rock sound. When he came out to perform, his opening had a little bit of “Friday the 13th” intro since it was Friday the 13th. Listening to him perform was really cool, I thought this guy was a good choice to open up the concert at Mavericks.
Once Stephen Carey finished up, the crowd was excited and waiting for the concert to start. The crowd was excited to see Josh Thompson perform. I thought his performance was good and brought in the crowds who like to drink and party. Josh also performed a new song called “Cold Beer With Your Name On It”, for an upcoming album that he is working on. I think this guy writes a lot of songs that fit many Honky Tonks and Dive bars. Josh Thompson hasn’t gotten much radio airplay in a while; his last album came out in 2010. But hopef... [Read More]
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