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Mandarin eatery serving upscale Japanese dishes in low-profile digs //photo by Agnes Lopez Japanese restaurants are a dime a dozen around these parts. You’d be hard-pressed to find a slice of town that doesn’t have at least one hibachi-style eatery and sushi bar—albeit, the kind that are tucked into strip malls and provide little in […]

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Pies in the Sky

The First Coast has no shortage of pizza places. No matter how you slice it— thin and crispy, thick and chewy— good pizza always has an audience. V Pizza, a new Italian-inspired eatery, specializes in Neapolitan-style pizzas (the thin and crispy kind). What may set them apart is that they’re professing to do things the old-fashioned way.

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Street Wise

If you’ve driven through Five Points recently, you’ve likely noticed Hawkers, the new Asian-fusion restaurant on the corner of Post and Park streets. Come Friday and Saturday evenings (and pretty much any weekday during lunchtime), the eatery is packed to the exposed rafters with hungry customers. Hawkers doesn’t use heat lamps, so food comes out […]

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Hare Style

Bold cocktails, Creole-inspired cuisine reign at speakeasy-style Beaches eatery.  by Virginia Chamlee  //  photos by agnes lopez Speakeasy-style bars and restaurants have cropped up across the country in recent years—hearkening back to an era when finding liquor was an illicit act. Located in the heart of Jacksonville Beach, The Blind Rabbit isn’t hidden or hard […]

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