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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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Intimate and minimalist, Town Hall strikes the perfect note of balance 

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Intimate and minimalist, Town Hall strikes the perfect note of balance 

Nestled in a long narrow space in historic San Marco Square, Town Hall is a place in balance with the scale of the neighborhood. In the quest to design a “community gathering spot for sharing good food and drink in good company,” Town Hall owners Sarah Marie Johnston and her husband/business partner, Chef Tom Gray, have created a destination to slip in for a meal, a drink, a meeting, or some time alone to sup while you concentrate on your laptop.

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Moxie Alfresco

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Moxie Alfresco

Celebrated chef Tom Gray loves to play with food. When he and Sarah Marie Johnston, his wife and business partner, created their signature restaurant five years ago, Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails at the St Johns Town Center, it signified an experiential stop on Chef Gray’s culinary journey.

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bb’s — Well-Balanced, Deliciously Paired

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bb’s — Well-Balanced, Deliciously Paired

Operating in the same location in San Marco for eighteen years, bb’s restaurant and bar has become one of Jacksonville’s most deliciously satisfying destinations, enjoyed by all who cross its threshold.

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