Llama—A Remarkable Experience
Sep07

Llama—A Remarkable Experience

Growing demand for newfound flavors and international cuisines are influencing the nature of restaurants throughout Northeast Florida. As detailed in the July/August issue of Arbus, Jacksonville has an incredibly diverse population, giving rise to a wide range of ethnically inspired restaurants that cater to these preferences. Of course, this trend is well established and growing just about everywhere you look, including in St. Augustine.

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Coop 303—Something Special at the Beach
Jul06

Coop 303—Something Special at the Beach

The Beaches Town Center, straddling the neighborhoods of both Atlantic and Neptune Beach, has become one of Jacksonville’s most popular entertainment destinations. Filled with an eclectic assortment of restaurants, bars, and cafes, not to mention its proximity to the beach, this colorful setting has something to satisfy every craving. One of the more noteworthy establishments is Coop 303, probably best known for its dill pickle brined Fried Chicken Basket. If you haven’t been to Coop 303 in a while, things have changed—there’s more to this place than contemporary Southern cuisine.

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Southern Grounds Steak Frites
May06

Southern Grounds Steak Frites

Ingredients: 2 to 4 tenderloin steaks 6 to 8 ounces each (We use a hanging tenderloin which is not common at the grocery store.) kosher salt 3 tablespoons whole peppercorns 1 tablespoon butter   1 teaspoon olive oil Au Poivre Sauce: 1/4 cup minced shallot 1/2 teaspoon brown mustard 1/3 cup Padrillos Malbec 1 cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme Directions: Remove the steaks from the...

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The Bearded Pig: Exceptional BBQ from Ribs to Zin
Mar03

The Bearded Pig: Exceptional BBQ from Ribs to Zin

The Bearded Pig, the inspiration of tenured restaurateur Chad Munsey and architect turned pitmaster Michael Schmidt, has redefined the total customer experience as it fits into the BBQ genre in Jacksonville. “Our aim is to deliver certainty,” says Munsey. “Certainty that a guest always feels welcome and appreciated, the food is authentic and consistently fantastic, and the service is knowledgeable and fun. Michael and I may own this restaurant, but it belongs to our patrons. So, every decision we make is with the total customer experience in mind.”

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Orsay — Overcoming Adversity
Dec02

Orsay — Overcoming Adversity

In the historic neighborhood of Avondale, Orsay has been recognized as a premier dining destination since they opened their doors in 2008. Operating as a French bistro with culinary influences from the American South, the restaurant quickly became a neighborhood fixture with an exceptionally loyal following.

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Seafood on the San Sebastian
Oct15

Seafood on the San Sebastian

There’s a new fish camp in St. Augustine When it comes to finding freshly prepared seafood in Northeast Florida, locals will tell you to go to a fish camp. Historically, fish camps were the places that men would set up camp alongside the water, fish all day, then enjoy their catch in the evening with a few drinks and tall tales. The design of fish camps today pays delicious tribute to this remarkable heritage, especially at the...

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