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…


IL DESCO | Modern Italian Arrives in Jax

Recently my husband and I were invited to be the guests of one of Jacksonville's newest culinary gems, a restaurant by the name of IL DESCO. Situated in a prime location in one of the River City's most historic and trendy neighborhoods, IL DESCO is poised for success as it aims to please the palates of local connoisseurs, girls night…


Top Food Trends for 2016 | What the Experts Say

If you follow me you will know by now that I'm pretty passionate about the subject matter of food. Maybe it's because I have personal ties with the farming industry, maybe it's because I am a self confessed former "healthy kid"(or chubby if we are just being honest). Whatever the reasons, this girl loves food. I'm always fascinated to observe…


Prediction | Foodie Trends on the Decline

Food is not so different from fashion. Trends come and go based on a lengthy measure of circumstances. What's in season? What crop did well this year? What celebrity chef debuted their newest dish using that random ingredient? And what are the latest health trends? It's unclear at times just what makes an item leap of the menu and into…


Hawkers Asian Stree Fare | Lady Who Lunches | Review, Video

Cultures Collide at this Small Plates "Street Vendor" inspired eatery  I cover many destinations both local and national, and always love it when friends and family give me their feedback or recommend a great place. When my good friend suggested I do a series on great lunch destinations as a follow up to my "Date Night Destinations", and "Best in…


3 Reasons to Brunch at Black Sheep | Review, Photography

On the first season of my TV Show Like Love Want Need I had the great privilege of covering a trendy new foodie destination, Black Sheep, located in Jacksonville, FL. So impressed with the innovative design and distinctive menu, it quickly rose to one of my favorite locally owned spots. Since that episode, Black Sheep has settled in nicely as…


The Mediterranean meets the Old South – Wednesday Review

While traveling I love discovering new gems. None have been more surprising, and delightful than the Ocean Lodge in St. Simons Island.  Old World Italy meets the Old South Driving through southern low country, one would never expect to find what looks like a virtual Florentine Castle nestled between the stately oaks and sparkling waters of the Golden Isles. After my visit…