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Change of Seasons

[nggallery id=47 images=1]New restaurant proves “good” and “good for you” can be one and the same. If there’s any prevailing criticism of Jacksonville’s dining scene, it’s the stark bifurcation between franchise restaurants and independent kitchens. Within the St. Johns Town Center, recently opened Seasons 52 has the potential to bridge that gap. Its tie to […]

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Holiday Pairings

The holiday season is ripe with picture-perfect pairings that come to mind as easily as the opening chords of “Deck the Halls.” Red and green, cinnamon and spice, mantels and stockings, Christmas carols and hot cocoa—the list of tried and true couples is a big one. Our favorite pairing, though, involves close friends and great […]

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40 Things

Becoming a bonafide expert on one subject is a difficult thing to achieve. Study, hard work, time, practice, expense—it can add up fast, right guys? And, truth be told, it’s not really necessary for survival. Sure, being an expert can certainly help with one’s professional career path. But in today’s fast-moving and wired society, being a […]

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Burger Mania

Burger Mania Meaty Juicy Goodness. God help us, we love them. In his book The Hamburger: A History, James Beard award-winning food writer Josh Ozersky asserts that the hamburger is a strictly American invention. It may have distant cousins in the annals of history, such as English salt beef, raw meat that Russian Tatar warriors […]

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Narrow Thinking

[nggallery id=43 images=1]One Doctors Lake waterfront home is a mere 35 feet wide—not that anyone notices. 35 feet is about the length of a school bus. It’s also roughly the same distance covered by four pool tables or six refrigerators. What it isn’t, however, is the typical width of a custom-built house. Josie Myers wasn’t […]

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Getting to Know

Christian Laettner The former pro cager returns to the boards as a Jacksonville Giant. Sports fans may find it hard to fathom that Christian Laettner, a 13-year veteran of the NBA, Olympic gold medalist on the 1992 Dream Team and one of the most successful basketball players in NCAA history, has decided to come out […]

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Bowl You Over

[nggallery id=44 images=1]Traditional Vietnamese cuisine is a rare find in Jax. Of all the various incarnations of popular Asian eats, Vietnamese is probably the least represented in Northeast Florida. Sushi bars, Mongolian barbecues, Thai and Chinese restaurants. Check. Outlets for fare from Vietnam are few. Bowl of Pho is an exception.The restaurant is located in […]

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Fall Harvest

Biscuits with turkey gravy from Kenny Gilbert, executive chef at Nippers Beach Grille Biscuit ingredients: 2 c. flour 1 T. baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda 6 T. cold butter ¼ tsp. kosher salt 1 c. buttermilk Procedure: 1. Sift dry ingredients together. 2. Cut in butter to flour mixture until the size of small […]

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