Cinda’s Cellar

Come Prepared

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Come Prepared

It’s not every day that you can step out onto the sand and enjoy a moonlit stroll along the beach after an indulgent and expertly prepared meal. At Seahorse Grille, the signature restaurant at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, that’s exactly what you can do.

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Biscottis Celebrates Silver Anniversary

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Biscottis Celebrates Silver Anniversary

Barbara Bredehoeft and Karin Tucker opened this iconic Avondale eatery twenty-five years ago as a cozy thirty-seven seat coffee house. “Back when we were a tiny place, I’d hug every person who came in the door! I was just so happy they were there,” shares Tucker.

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Simi Winery: The Story

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Simi Winery: The Story

In 1849 the world, all in a rush, discovered California. Among the fortune seekers were two brothers —Giuseppe and Pietro Simi. They didn’t find gold in the New World, but they did find the Alexander Valley where they established a winery and planted vineyards.

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Coop 303: Secretly Southern

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Coop 303: Secretly Southern

It seems that all of Atlantic Beach watched with baited breath as the first Al’s Pizza location was torn down to its footprint and word of a new restaurant by local icon Al Mansur spread. Mansur’s Coop 303 now stands with style – and a two-story chicken mural – as the newcomer to the Beaches’ ‘corner,’ and while its name and artwork harken to its focus, there is more to see and taste at this southern-with-a-twist restaurant than its house specialty.

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Just in Time — Seasonal Delights at Town Hall

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Just in Time — Seasonal Delights at Town Hall

Fall has arrived in Jacksonville without much fanfare. While cooler temperatures and lower humidity will eventually prevail, the beach is still attracting crowds, shorts and flip-flops remain fashionable, and outdoor activities rule the day. This being said, a few seasonal changes are underway, one of the most noteworthy at Town Hall restaurant in historic San Marco.

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A Contemporary French Experience

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A Contemporary French Experience

If you haven’t already noticed, there’s a culinary powerhouse operating from the pointy end of San Marco at the junction of Hendricks Avenue and San Marco Boulevard. Rue Saint Marc – known as “Rue” by its loyal followers – is a contemporary French bistro offering considerably more than you’d expect.

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Remarkable Dining Under a Grand Old Oak

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Remarkable Dining Under a Grand Old Oak

When it comes to fine dining, there’s nothing like the warm surroundings, exceptional service, great wines, and impeccably prepared meals of a treasured steakhouse.

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Valley Smoke — There’s So Much To Savor

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Valley Smoke — There’s So Much To Savor

If you’ve driven the stretch of road alongside the Intracoastal in Ponte Vedra Beach, you may have noticed a striking new contemporary farmhouse and lingering aroma of barbeque. That would be Valley Smoke, the latest concept from Southern Table Hospitality, operated by Chef/Owner Ben Groshell and COO Liza Groshell – the same folks that created Marker 32, three Fish Camps, and Safe Harbor. While all of these previous destinations feature seafood, the emphasis at Valley Smoke is wood smoked barbeque.

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Lemongrass: An Unexpected Experience

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Lemongrass: An Unexpected Experience

For those of you who frequented the previous incarnation of Lemongrass on Baymeadows, have been fans of Libby’s in St Augustine, or enjoyed the elegance of Galangal so many years ago, you are in for a treat: The newly opened Lemongrass Thai Bistro, with its warm, colorful, comfortable and inviting décor, is the latest gem in a line of memorable and well-regarded Thai restaurants owned and operated by Phet Thompson.

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Cowford Chophouse: Sophisticated, Creative and Immensely Enjoyable

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Cowford Chophouse: Sophisticated, Creative and Immensely Enjoyable

Featuring classic chophouse fare with coastal and southern influences, a beautifully detailed two-story dining room, and a spacious rooftop lounge with a spectacular panoramic view of the city that takes in the cityscape along the St. Johns River, Cowford Chophouse provides a magnificent setting for cocktails as well as truly indulgent meals.

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