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Stranded in Jacksonville

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

    1. 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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      1. re: marelyisdead

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

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

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        1. re: foodieop

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

        2. 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. SOul FOod Bistro at the Potter's House!

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