Lady Who Lunches News Recap | Amy on News 4 Jax Morning Show

Featured on this months “Amy West Travel” News 4 Jax Morning Segment are my favorite “Lady Who Lunches” destinations. If you missed the piece, get the recap right here. You’ll find a few already featured on the blog, and a few honorable mentions that I just couldn’t leave out. All of them are so darn good, you should really put them on your Lunch list Now!

Featured on my Blog:

Hawkers Asian St Fare
Location – Jacksonville, FL and Orlando, FL
– Small Plates Restaurant
– Large percent of menu comes from family recipes passed down over the years
– Mixture of Asian dishes from Thailand, Korea, China, Malaysia and beyond
– Great location in the heart of 5 Points
– Catering to foodies of all ages with an adventurous palate
Ashes Boutique and Tea Garden
Location – Jacksonville Beach, FL
– Best Kept Secret at the Beaches
– Half Boutique, Half Tea Room
– Extremely tasty tea sandwiches and desserts
– Harney and Sons tea, top quality, incredible flavor
– Intimate atmosphere perfect for a lunch out with your bestie, daughter, or a business meeting
– Not just for the ladies, I’ve seen plenty of men there, even an engagement 
– Great also for parties, baby showers, little girl birthdays, etc
Eleven South
Location – Jacksonville Beach, FL
– Not just for date night
– Incredible locally sourced menu
– 8 Consecutive Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence 
– Great dishes like grouper, amazing salads, sandwiches, cheese boards
– Lovely patio that is perfect in all weather
– New Chef on board
– New lunch menu rolling out soon with great new specials! 
– Perfect location for business lunches, and ladies luncheons 
Honorable Mentions:

Funkadelic Food Truck
Location – All around the Jacksonville Area
– One of my favorite local food trucks
– See them around town. I commonly find them at the Beaches Car Wash
– Hearty Comfort food with a twist
– Loved their BLT with avocado on grilled bread
– A growing crowd favorite is the Beet Fries
– OMG the grilled cheese. Just order it and thank me later. 
– Check their Facebook to find out where they are from day to day. 

French Pantry
Location – Jacksonville, FL
  • 6301 Powers Ave
  • Jacksonville, Florida 32217
– Only open for lunch
– Ranked #1 on Trip Advisor for restaurants to visit in Jacksonville
– They make bread for many of the restaurants around town
– Line starts around 10:30 am in the morning to get a seat for lunch so go early!
– Large portions of locally sourced specialties
– A legendary local favorite that everyone should experience
I loved this tasty crispy scallop salad. 

Riverside Arts Market

– A taste of the best of Jacksonville
– Best Atmosphere
– Find gifts, and take home fresh veggies while you are at it
– My favorite is Pele’s Wood Fire truck and the Kettle Korn.. and don’t forget Orsay’s Ice cream 

Enjoy the Journey!
xo- Amy West
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