Mudville Grill & Solomon Ventures Team Up With VisionWalk

On Tuesday, May 3, Mudville Grill at 3105 Beach Blvd. will be donating a portion of its sales to the 3rd Annual Jacksonville VisionWalk. Solomon Ventures has agreed to match this donation.

Tax Day Deals (yes, that's today)

Jacksonville Tax Day Deals:

  • MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream and Treatery will be issuing a “Sundae Stimulus” in the form of a free mini Crumb Cake Fundae
  • Cinnabon is giving away two free Cinnabon “Tax Day Bites”
  • P.F. Chang’s is offering a 15% discount on dine-in and carry-out orders April 18 (alcohol and happy hour items excluded)

Chefs Compete in Culinary Challenge at Jax Beach

Chefs Compete in Culinary Challenge at Jax Beach

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. -- Chefs from several beach restaurants tested their cooking skills at the First Annual Best of the Beaches Culinary Challenge, held at Casa Bella Village Thursday night.

A panel of judges, including First Coast News' own Joy Purdy and Top Chef and owner of Nipper's Beach Grille Kenny Gilbert, feasted on a variety of fares.

All contestants had to include an ingredient that's indigenous to the area, so some included Mayport shrimp and one even used Mayport flounder.

They were also judged on creativity, flavor, presentation and overall appeal.

In the end, Chef Adam Hyatt from Roy's Restaurant came out on top, winning bragging rights and a trophy to keep on display at the restaurant.
The cooking challenge benefits The Mission House shelter.

Free Breakfast on FCAT Day!

Free Breakfast on FCAT Day!

JACKSONVILLE -- For the second consecutive year more than 800 McDonald's restaurants in Florida will serve students taking Florida's Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) a free breakfast.

The free breakfast includes an Egg McMuffin, choice of a 1% Low Fat White Milk Jug milk or a small orange juice, and a package of Apple Dippers.

So before the FCAT on Monday April 11th, head to McDonald's.

The offer will runs from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Alive After Five Kickoff Postponed, Starts April 7th

The 2011 Alive After Five Jacksonville season now begins next Thursday, April 7 at 5 p.m. with a performance by Jacksonville’s own Boogie Freaks. Dubbed the ultimate disco show band, Boogie Freaks are a full blown Las Vegas-style disco music show, incorporating outrageous and unique costuming, choreography and character play.

Jacksonville Dining, Nightlife & Shopping, Spring 2011

The historic Casa Marina Hotel and Restaurant in Jacksonville Beach has opened their Penthouse Lounge with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean for lunch service.  Lunch is now available 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.  Previously the lounge opened at 4 p.m. for cocktails and appetizers.


Chef Aaron Webb has designed a New Beach Cuisine menu for the penthouse luncheon that includes appetizers such as polenta sticks, salads including a goat cheese salad, sandwiches such as the chicken caesar wrap in herb tortilla and the mahi calypso. Sandwich prices start at $7.95 and entrees start at $11.95.


Tonight: 17th Annual Bud Light Draft Party at SUITE & Whisky River

Tonight: 17th Annual Bud Light Draft Party at SUITE & Whisky River

Join the Jacksonville Jaguars as they host the 17th Annual Bud Light Draft Party presented by PRI Productions at 6:30 p.m. on tonight, at The Markets at Town Center, between SUITE and Whisky River. Admission is free for an evening of football and festivities.