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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.
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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Big Ticket Line Up Released
Jacksonville Fl - The line up for the Big Ticket on December 8th has been released. Below are the show times and stages:
This event is a rain or shine event. No refunds ID and credit card used for purchase will be required at time of will call pickup Lineup and set times are subject to change Everyone and everything is subject to search at all entry points Any alcohol consumption will require valid ID and age verification.
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St Augustine Ampitheatre Upcoming Shows
Community First Credit Union's A December to Remember Thursday, November 28, 2013 - Sunday, December 22, 2013 Tickets: Most events are free, **denotes ticketed events Gates Event Times Listed Below | Drive In Movie: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation -- FREE! Community First Credit Union's A December to Remember Friday, November 29, 2013 Tickets: FREE Gates 5:30PM | Starts 7:00PM Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's , Wild & Swingin Holiday Party -- FREE! Community First Credit Union's A December to Remember Sunday, December 01, 2013 Tickets: FREE! Gates 2:00PM | Starts 6:00PM Murray Middle School Center of the Arts Dancing In A Winter Wonderland --- FREE! Community First Credit Union's A December to Remember Thursday, December 05, 2013 Tickets: This is a free event -- will be accepting donations to help cover student production costs. Gates 5:30PM | Starts 7:00PM Alabama Shakes with Clear Plastic Masks Community First Credit Union's A December to Remember On Sale Now! Saturday, December 07, 2013 Tickets: $39.50 **Gene... [Read More]
Jacksonville Fair Entertainment Recap
The Jacksonville Agricultural Fair began on Wednesday and started off with Craig Morgan performing on Thursday, and on Friday the Fall Free Gator Country concert series. Craig Morgan has performed recently at the Jacksonville Landing in July and has always put on a great show. A source says that Craig Morgan performed amazing on Thursday Night and brought in a big crowd for the fair’s concert series kick off. He is known for his favorite songs, “International Harvester”, “I Got You”, and his newest song “Waking Up Lovin You”.
The next night the concert series continued on with the newest duo in country music “American Young”. This country duo is led by Jon Stone and Kristy Osmunson. They’re recent single “Love Is War” is played quite often on 99.9 Gator Country. I actually like this song for its soft sound and meaningful lyrics. The girl in the band Kristy Osmunson started out in a duo called Bomshel that began in 2006. Their songs that were hits were “Fight Like a Girl”, “19 and Crazy”, and “Power of One”. After her first band she had joined forces with Jon Stone and helped his form American Young. I think this new duo has a lot of potent... [Read More]
Thanksgiving Block Party at Pete's is ON!!!
Neptune Beach Fla - What started as one lonesome bartender has evolved into a beaches tradition that many depend on as part of their holiday routine. Thirty years ago, one bartender was working on Thanksgiving Day and called his friends to keep him company. The friends showed up, along with the bartenders’ relatives and the rest is history.
Year after year, speculation always surrounds Thanksgiving Day at Pete’s Bar – is it happening? Is security cracking down? Can you bring drinks into the area? The reason for speculation is a result of how big the celebration has become. According to Nancy Jensen, owner and granddaughter of original owner, Peter B. Jensen, Thanksgiving Day at Pete’s started getting big 5 years ago. “We advertised the first couple of years, but now its word of mouth. We’re also open Christmas Day since a lot of people want to congregate at the bar if their family is out of town and the help is always voluntary.”
If you’re planning to attend this year’s Thanksgiving Day at Pete’s, leave your Bloody Mary at home and follow these simple steps: • Pay attention to entry points – the area will be barricaded off and there will be secu... [Read More]
Jacksonville Fair Events and Happenings
The 2013 Greater Jacksonville Fair will be held Wednesday, November 6th through Sunday, November 17th. Fair information may change or be up-dated as needed. The Youth Horse Show will be held on Saturday, October 19th, at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center. Click here for Horse Show information. For updates on events taking place at the Fairgrounds before or after the Fair, check Expot Center Coming Events page.
The Following Exhibits, Contests & Sales are Located in Exhibit Hall "A"Agricultural Exhibits Art & Craft Exhibits Bartram Trails Design Academy and Project Runway - Paper Dresses Commercial Exhibitors Culinary Contests Country Store - Sales of Jellies-Syrups-Grits Duval County Elementary School Quilt Exhibit Florida Crops Exhibits Including "The Learning House," The Jacksonville Bee Keepers and Extension Advice Honey - The Purest, The Finest, The Tastiest Exhibit! Jax Raceway's "History of Dirt Track Racing in Jacksonville" LEGO Train Exhibit Wood Turner Contest & Exhibit
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