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16 August

Hawkers Asian Street Fare Turns the Corner with Summer Menu Upgrades

Central Florida-based Hawkers Asian Street Fare has rolled out its summer rotation of new menu items, a seasonal ritual that changes out 10 percent of the menu with a fresh lineup of pan-Asian creativity. Seeing as I hadn’t been back to Hawkers since my review of the then-new Jacksonville location for the Florida Times-Union in […]

14 August

The BBQ of My Youth, Revisited: Sonny’s BBQ

In an increasingly crowded smokehouse of up-and-coming flashy barbecue joints, the nearly 50-year-old Sonny’s BBQ is evolving in tasty ways.

26 June

Candy Apple stands up new summer menu, craft cocktails

When it comes to finding an upscale-yet-approachable dining experience in downtown Jacksonville, you literally have to peer near the heart of downtown, or darn near it, to find the sweet spot. I’m talking about Candy Apple Café and Sweet Pete’s, joined at the hip in the historic Seminole Club on Hogan Street. Here you’ll find […]

15 February

New Winn-Dixie means business with bright lights, prepared foods

Winn-Dixie has a bold vision brewing in its hometown, to go after a decidedly more upscale market. To do it, it’s rebuilt one of its own from the inside out. A previously underperforming WD shuttered in 2010 at 10915 Baymeadows Road on Jacksonville’s Southside sprang back to life Feb. 4 following a rebuilding project. With […]