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Chef Tom Gray's Seared Tuna Recipe

This past March, Jacksonville Magazine hosted a competition featuring eight of the city’s top chefs battling it out for the dining pleasure of more than 150 guests. Two teams of four chefs apiece created an amazing menu of four courses, each paired with wine. If you weren’t fortunate enough to be among the diners that […]

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We'll Drink to that

Sure, every bar on the First Coast serves beer. But for the beer-drinking aficionado, simply having a few taps and a handful of bottled brands isn’t going to cut it. We scoured the region, from Amelia all the way down to St. Augustine, in search of the bars with the most pleasing array of taps, bartenders […]

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Smoked, Sauced and Served

Barbecue is a personal subject down here in the South. Everybody knows about Sonny’s and sure, they serve great ‘cue. But there are plenty of locally owned and operated BBQ joints scattered about town that are worth seeking out. Here are just a few. Monroe’s Smokehouse BBQ (4838 Highway Ave., 389-5551) takes diners on a […]

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St. Augustine

St. Augustine is the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the country. So, of course, tourists want to see the Oldest House, Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, Old Drugstore and Authentic Old Jail. But for locals who have been there, and done that, and done it again, wouldn’t it be nice to see something new for a change?

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Yucatan Gold

[nggallery id=19 images=1] Casa Maya is a well-kept culinary secret in St. Augustine. The renovated house-turned-bistro is located on Hypolita Street, a narrow, one-way alley. But locals and regular visitors to the Oldest City revere the menu as a refreshing homage to traditional Mexican fare, prepared with local ingredients in the Yucatan Peninsula style. Warm […]

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Suit Up

[nggallery id=16 images=1]Is it hot in here, or is it just us? Summertime inches closer with each passing day. How will you beat the Northeast Florida heat this season? Perhaps more important, what will you wear while doing it?   Photography, Art Direction & Layout  |  Natalie McCray Makeup Artist  |  Kimtasha Armstrong Styling  |  Anya Kovalenko Photo Assistant  |  Dawn Matthews […]

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Bali Wood

[nggallery id=14 images=1]One of a kind home brings the tropics to the beaches. Michael Smith’s Atlantic Beach home may be a custom build and based on tradition, but there’s nothing customary or traditional about it. Not by American standards anyway. Designed and built by Mike Phillips of Phillips Builders, the three-story, 3,800-square foot abode was […]

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