Best Family Friendly Restaurants in Jacksonville

If you know anything about me, you know I like good food. It's no surprise we have made it of chief importance to expose our kids to great eats from a young age. Kids are notoriously picky eaters, but in our house we have one rule: You have to at least taste the food. If you don't like it, you don't…


3 Reasons to Dine at 3 Palms Grille | Where I’m Eating

With the New Year comes our resolutions and goals. I'm all about goal setting and looking back on the year before to make improvements. As for resolutions, it seems that word is just an excuse to make a promise to yourself you ultimately break. That's why, every year I set a resolution I know will be achievable, and also improve…


Gilbert’s Social | Where I’m Eating

A few years ago I covered one of my favorite Fernandina dining destinations, Gilbert's Underground Kitchen, where celebrity Chef Kenny Gilbert put his energizing twist on BBQ and Southern home cooking. I've sent more than a few friends up to Gilbert's to get a taste of his soulful creations, however if you live in Jacksonville, it is a bit of…


Happy WineAversary to Us with Trinchero Napa Valley

This November my husband and I celebrate our 12 year wedding anniversary. Time flies when you're having fun and building a life together. My husband David and I were practically kids when we married. He was 23 and I had just turned 21. Like any relationship our journey has had twists and turns we never expected. We've traveled literally around…


Tampa Top 10 | Family Travel

Ever since our visit to the Epicurean a few years back, Tampa Bay has remained at the top of our list of favorite cities to visit. Besides the fact that it's a one tank trip for us, Tampa is bursting with things to do for the whole family. Our last trip was more of a romantic couples weekend, so this…


Coast | Where I’m Eating

A scenic drive and a short ferry ride away from our home in Jacksonville Beach, sits the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island . It's easy to assume the Ritz-Carlton is simply an exclusive retreat for those looking for a top notch getaway. You may be surprised to learn, however, that there are many luxurious amenities open the public. One of those treasures is it's…


The Bearded Pig BBQ | Where I’m Eating

Situated in an unassuming corner of Jacksonville's historic San Marco neighborhood, The Bearded Pig BBQ has charmed it's way into the hearts (and stomachs) of First Coast foodies. Recently voted one of Jacksonville's most family friendly restaurants, The Bearded Pig just might be serving up the best BBQ in town. Our family recently ventured out from our home in Jacksonville…


6 More New Restaurants in Jax You Must Try

Lately it seems a new restaurant is popping up almost every week here in the River City. It's one of the perks of my job to keep up with these new additions. Currently new restaurants are opening at such a rapid rate, I can barely give them all a taste before reporting on them. I consider that a great problem…


6 Globally Inspired North FL Dishes | Taste Travels

Photo by Kristen Penoyer Wanderlust got you feeling restless? If you're dreaming of your next adventure (perhaps a Madrid city break), but stuck in the waiting place, why not travel with your tastebuds? Here are six First Coast dishes whose exotic flavors are sure to transport you to another land.  1. Michael's Tasting Room Photo provided by Greg Olech Photography  Pan Roasted…


American Gator Club | Where I’m Eating

If you are looking for a great place to dine al fresco that will surprise and inspire, head over to the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa and find a seat at the American Gator Club. Situated in the heart of Ponte Vedra Beach, this new outdoor restaurant is Sawgrass Marriott's most recent addition to it's multi million dollar reinvention.…