Cinda’s Cellar

Southern Grounds Steak Frites

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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 refriger ator for at least 30 minutes and up to one hour prior to cooking. Sprinkle all sides with salt. ...

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The Bearded Pig: Exceptional BBQ from Ribs to Zin

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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

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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

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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 recently opened St. Augustine Fish Camp on the bank of the San Sebastian River. Located a stone’s throw from...

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The Wine Cellar: Tradition and Staying Power

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The Wine Cellar: Tradition and Staying Power

On the north end of San Marco, nestled among the high-rises on the Southbank, resolutely stands the Wine Cellar, a restaurant that has delivered love on a plate since 1974. While major cities like New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Chicago can boast a litany of tenured restaurants like the Wine Cellar, it remains an institution among its peers here locally. Its secret? Don’t just deliver a meal: Deliver a complete experience and consider everyone who walks through the door as a friend of the family.

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An Old Favorite. A Delightful New Experience.

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An Old Favorite. A Delightful New Experience.

There’s a lot going on at the Beaches Town Center. This is the increasingly popular beach destination where Atlantic Boulevard meets the ocean. The place is abuzz with all sorts of new shops, inviting cafes, lively bars, and enticing restaurants. While some may come and go, one of the most enduring destinations, and a favorite among locals, is Mezza Luna Ristorante.

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Marker 32 — Come for the View. Stay for the Food.

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Marker 32 — Come for the View. Stay for the Food.

After twenty-seven years of operation by the venerable restauranteurs Chef Ben and Liza Groshell, who are also the creators and owners of the Fish Camps and Valley Smoke, it’s no surprise that Marker 32 has become one of Jacksonville’s most iconic and well regarded dining destinations.

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A Groovy Place — Celebrating Twenty Years and Going Strong

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A Groovy Place —  Celebrating Twenty Years and Going Strong

When it comes to culinary impact, one of the most enduring and highly regarded restaurants contributing to the cool and groovy vibe of the city is bb’s, a perennial favorite in the Southbank neighborhood, just a stone’s throw from the St. Johns River in historic San Marco.

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Escape Restaurant & Bar — A Wonderful Melting Pot of Cuisines

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Escape Restaurant & Bar — A Wonderful Melting Pot of Cuisines

One of the liveliest spots in Jacksonville is the Five Points neighborhood in Riverside, considered the bohemian center of the city. If you haven’t visited in a while, and enjoy ethnically inspired foods, you’ll want to check out Escape Restaurant & Bar. Described as a melting pot of cuisines from around the world, their menu pays delicious homage to a cornucopia of culinary styles and cultures. 

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Michael’s — An Elevated Dining Experience

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Michael’s — An Elevated Dining Experience

A visit to St. Augustine is always enjoyable. There’s the imposing Castillo de San Marcos, plenty of old world charm, the scenic Mantanzas River, lots of galleries and museums, and a wide variety of entertainment options. And when it comes to exceptional dining experiences, Michael’s, formerly Michael’s Tasting Room, is yet another remarkable attribute in this already noteworthy destination.

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