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Wines of the World

//photos by Nicole Piper A culinary tour around the world without ever leaving downtown Jacksonville, the third annual Wines of the World was held at the Public Library’s Main Branch rooftop terrace on October 10. Guests enjoyed live music, dancing, and all-they-could-eat and drink samples from the most popular wine regions around the world.

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Recipes to Try This Fall/Winter

I cannot believe we are already halfway through October! I must say fall is my absolute favorite time of year to create new seasonal recipes – watermelons and berries are great n’ everything but I’d choose apples and squashes any day of the week. In fact, I love this season so much I decided to […]

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Florida Forum

Popular star of television and film Michael J. Fox took the stage at the Times-Union Center on October 13 to kick off the 2014-15 Florida Forum speaker series benefiting Wolfson Children’s Hospital. He shared stories from his childhood and how he got his big break in his 40-year acting career when he was chosen to […]

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Scalloping|Port St Joe

Never ever have I been so excited about a boat outing. I love boats, I really do. But this time there was food foraging involved. We were going scalloping. My dear friend Suzanah had invited us to join her family out on the bay of Port St Joe. We went out on her dad, Danny’s, […]

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Welcome to Jacksonville, Nordies!

Jacksonville has been hotly anticipating the opening of the new wing of the St. Johns Town Center for some time now. Today marked the official ribbon-cutting of the new Nordstrom store, as well as the new wing. Editorial interns Alexis McCartney and Riley Wolf were on hand to report on the expansion. Boy does Jacksonville […]

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Meat & Potatoes

This meat & potatoes hearty brunswick stew recipe comes from Mojo Barbecue Ingredients: 1 T. canola oil 3 c. potatoes (3/4- inch dice) 1 c. Vidalia onion (1/2- inch dice) 1 c. fresh shaved yellow corn 1 c. lima beans 1 qt. chicken stock 1 1/2 c. BBQ sauce (Rust recommends Mojo’s house sauce) 1 […]

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Basil Chicken Curry Over Jasmine Rice

Even though the weather has barely cooled off,  I am already craving those warm, comforting dishes. If you didn’t know this about me already, it’s time for me to confess my undying  love of curry. If I could physically marry a spice, I would elope with curry. It would be a small intimate ceremony and […]

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Northeast Florida Beer Cup 2014

The fourth annual Northeast Florida Beer Cup was held at The Museum and Gardens on Thursday, September 25. More than 150 people attended the craft brewing celebration, which featured beers from six local breweries including Veterans United Craft Brewery, Royal Palm Village Wine and Tapas and Bold City Brewery, food from several area restaurants like […]

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Kingsley Plantation

It was a moody, rainy September day. Kingsley Plantation drew us in with its white, tabby slave hut walls, leading us to its grander wooden beams and out to the low country water ways, beyond the oak and palm swept property. In the distance, a heavy growth of ferns, palms and Spanish moss covered land once […]

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