4 January

Pele’s Heats Up Park and King with Hipness … and Fire!

The past several years have played stage to a culinary resurrection along King Street in Riverside. Upstarts jostling to make “the scene,” including Intuition Ale Works, Walker’s, Carmine’s and The Loft, cry, “I’m cool, too!” next to neighborhood stalwarts such as Kickbacks Gastropub and Whiteway Delicatessen. Together, these palaces of old-world cool make maneuvering the […]

29 September

Folio Weekly Bite Club Review: Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza (9/27/11)

Tucked amidst the thicket of Olive Gardens, Chili’s and other ubiquitous, homogenized dining chains you’d expect off a major interstate, the River City Marketplace sports another ‘national brand’ that I suspect many Jacksonvillians may not know (but should) – Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza. Canadian-founded Boston’s has lived at RCM for almost three years, joining nearly […]

10 February

Three Dozen in the Oven … But I’m Not Done Yet (Just Slightly Toasty)

Wouldn’t you know I’d cook up a culinary analogy, just a few short hours after my Publix Apron’s cooking class, to recap my birthday? Those sugary desserts we whipped up tonight are still stirring within, and the ensuing sugar buzz has my keyboard threatening assault charges. The fingers are alive tonight. They feel like flying. […]

8 February

Facebook, You’ve Been Downsized…

It had been a long time coming. My on-again, off-again obsession with the unsolicited trivialities of 930-or-so “friends” finally got the best of me Sunday night. Delete? Click. Delete? Click. Times about a hundred twenty. Click click click! Those clicks might as well have been tears welling up in the imaginary face of Mark Zuckerberg. […]