The Best Salads in Jacksonville

The humble Salad. Perhaps one of the most underestimated menu items. So often considered an afterthought, an appetizer, or at best an add on. For me and many others though, salads are so much more. Whether you are a craving your veggies, hitting the gym a little harder, or just interested in testing out the creativity of your favorite dining…


24 Hours in Northern Kentucky | Family Travel

This summer, the girls and I returned to my home turf in Northern Kentucky for a little R&R. My childhood memories are chock full of moments at the farm, shaping my early years. I remember always being surrounded by family, always having places to roam, and never being plugged into a device. It wasn't until I was a tween that…


5 Brand New Restaurants in Jax You Must Try Now

Jacksonville's food game continues to reach new heights. 2016 is turning into quite the banner year for the culinary scene as more and more restaurants choose to make the River City home. From celebrity chefs, to start up, I've got six brand new foodie hot spots in Jax that you must try now.  Wood fired pizza from IL DESCO in…


Best Breakfast Highlights | Amy West Travel on The Chat

Waking up in Jax and looking for the best breakfast in town? I recently reported on my home town for USA Today's 10Best on which breakfast joints in town made the cut for top 10. My recent visit to The Chat daily talk show revealed which 5 stood out as most memorable. Watch me discuss these stand out top 5…


5 Best Kept Dining Secrets in Jax | Amy on The Chat

Love sharing your favorite foodie spots that are publicly under marketed but locally followed to the point of having their own cult? I know me too! That's why this week I shared some of my favorite "Best Kept Secret" spots with the Ladies of The Chat. Find out who made the cut.  Watch my segment on The Chat here.  5…


Mid Year Recap #1 | Food | Reviews, Video

I'm off on another adventure! In the meantime, to celebrate the midway point of 2014 I thought we'd take a stroll down memory lane and look back at what we've covered this year. Starting with food. This year we have had two very successful dining series.... "Date Night Destinations" was my first Project... Read all five of my mouth watering…


Foodie Freebies | Social Media Dining Incentives | News Segment

Watch Amy on News 4 Jax If you caught News 4 Jax morning show this week you may have seen me dishing on some really exciting social media trends. Here's the recap on some great ways to earn free food at your favorite local foodie spots all by using social media. Social Media Foodie Freebies! 1. Yelp There are 3…


Brunch on the Radio | Best in Brunch Series | Video, Photography, Media

Another day, another fantastic reason to brag about the terrific brunch destinations we have in North East Florida! Enjoy this clip from my recent visit to NPR radio show First Coast Connect where I discussed my "Best in Brunch" series just in time for Father's Day! Read the full "Best in Brunch" review on each location here.  Bold in Brunch -…


Orsay Brunch Bliss | Best in Brunch | Review, Photos

On the menu: Eggs a la Orsay english muffin, soft poached eggs, prosciutto, arugula, truffled hollandaise,black truffles, pommes Lyonnaise Once again I return to a familiar haunt showcased on Like Love Want Need's first season. Orsay is a Riverside landmark visited by local regulars, girls night revelers, and date night lovers. Featuring French inspired classics with a southern twist, this elegant destination is…


Bold in Brunch | Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails | Review, Photos, Video

Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails returns to my blog and it's only been a few months!   Recently rolling out their weekend brunch the timing couldn't be more perfect with spring in the air, and out door eating at it's finest. Who wouldn't want to ease on into a seat on the patio and enjoy the comforting refreshment of an all American brunch,…