Lemongrass Thai Bistro—An Enduring Legacy of Impressive Thai Cuisine
May10

Lemongrass Thai Bistro—An Enduring Legacy of Impressive Thai Cuisine

Lemongrass Thai Bistro, established in 2003, is one of those remarkable Jacksonville restaurants that has endured despite unprecedented challenges. When you consider its impeccably presented Thai cuisine, attentive service, and  full-service bar with a focus on premium wines, it becomes easy to understand how this stalwart restaurant has maintained a loyal following for so many years and continues to impress newcomers.

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Ember & Iron —A Fiery New Dining Destination in St. Johns County
Mar07

Ember & Iron —A Fiery New Dining Destination in St. Johns County

When it comes to well presented, enjoyable, and thoroughly delicious dining opportunities, there are lots of worthwhile destinations throughout Jacksonville. Considering it’s ranked among the fastest-growing cities in the United States, it’s not surprising that restaurants of note are beginning to pop up in some of the burgeoning communities in St. Johns County, especially along the east-west corridor along County Road 210 that stretches from Nocatee just east of the Atlantic Ocean over to Fruit Cove on the banks of the St. Johns River. 

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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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