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Stranded in Jacksonville

margaeignacio Nov 14, 2012 06:56 AM

Although I have lived in this town for years, I have been forced to take up cooking and develop mediocre cooking skills as a result of an absolute lack of decent choices. I feel trappred in fracnhise hell....Anyone have any suggestions...?

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    chloebell RE: margaeignacio Nov 16, 2012 02:07 PM

    Have you been to St. John's Town Center? I know it's "franchise" city, but it's a very nice, upscale franchise city!

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      marelyisdead RE: margaeignacio Nov 16, 2012 02:52 PM

      What part of town are you in? Jax is so big you have to pick your spots. Best restaurants are in the Riverside/Avondale neighborhoods: Orsay, Brick, 13 Gypsies, Biscottis, Tres Leches.

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        margaeignacio RE: marelyisdead Nov 17, 2012 04:12 AM

        Marely - you know your stuff. Will travel for respectable chow.... And in Jax you do have to travel

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        foodieop RE: margaeignacio Dec 5, 2012 01:09 PM

        Black Sheep just recently opened up in riverside. It is awesome. What side of town do you live on?

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          marelyisdead RE: foodieop Dec 8, 2012 09:17 AM

          Tried Black Sheep last week and found it to be very good.

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          INDIANRIVERFL RE: margaeignacio Dec 8, 2012 10:44 AM

          Singleton's at the Mayport ferry. Was there last month for fantastic shrimp and Minorcan chowder. Oysters are now plump and substantial. Not a fine dining atmosphere, but great for what they do.

          1. okjaybird RE: margaeignacio Feb 18, 2013 07:52 PM

            SOul FOod Bistro at the Potter's House!

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              jangita RE: margaeignacio Feb 28, 2013 12:06 PM

              Had a fabulous duck entree at The Good Food company.
              Nice bar scene, too.

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