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Local Eatery of the Week: Harpoon Louies

Local Eatery of the Week: Harpoon Louie’s

Courtney Stringfellow November 16, 2016

The smell of alcohol fills the pub as I enter a small waiting area. Music from a modern jukebox is playing, but it comes to a halt as customers get heated about a Steelers game playing on a flat screen...

Local Eatery of the Week: Lubi’s Hot Subs

Local Eatery of the Week: Lubi’s Hot Subs

Courtney Stringfellow September 26, 2016

A beige brick building with its hand-painted sign just starting to show its age, stands alone between a car wash turned car lot and a gas station left abandoned from a time before Jacksonville experienced...

Local Eatery of the Week: Pizza Shack

Local Eatery of the Week: Pizza Shack

Courtney Stringfellow August 29, 2016

The Jaguars are catching up to the Cincinnati Bengals on the flat screen behind a lightly lit bar, an announcer's voice serving as the background to lively dinner conversations. Pizza Shack on Beach Boulevard...

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Local Eatery of the Week: Monroe’s Smokehouse

Courtney Stringfellow August 22, 2016

A metal map of the states, a used washboard and other scraps of country pride hang loosely along wood paneled walls. Families gather over glossy wooden picnic tables. Monroe’s Smokehouse on Beach Boulevard...

Local Eatery of the Week: Ibex Ethiopian Kitchen

Local Eatery of the Week: Ibex Ethiopian Kitchen

Courtney Stringfellow August 15, 2016

The scent of cooked spices floats through the flooded parking lot outside of Ibex Ethiopian Kitchen on Baymeadows Road. Hay colored woven baskets sit below a grass covered table on a short stage ready...

Local Eatery of the Week: The Blue Orchid Thai Restaurant

Local Eatery of the Week: The Blue Orchid Thai Restaurant

Courtney Stringfellow August 8, 2016

Intricate artwork, colorful photographs and welcoming service reflective of the culture bring the spirit of Thailand to Atlantic Boulevard. The recently opened Blue Orchid Thai Restaurant brought me...

Local Eatery of the Week: Taco Libre

Local Eatery of the Week: Taco Libre

Courtney Stringfellow August 1, 2016

A brawny luchador, made mysterious by his red mask, eagerly waits at the host station for his next rival. Colorful Lucha Libre masks from previous luchadors watch over him like trophies on shelves as...

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Local Eatery of the Week: Crazy Sushi

Courtney Stringfellow July 25, 2016

Bright bulbs transformed by colorful lamp shades illuminate painted ceiling tiles at Crazy Sushi, making the restaurant feel like a disco as pop music surrounds locals. The restaurant on Southside Boulevard...

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Local Eatery of the Week: Gumbo Ya Ya’s

Courtney Stringfellow July 18, 2016

New Orleans memorabilia dances around Gumbo Ya Ya’s on Beach Boulevard in the form of Mardi Gras signs on the front door and fleur-de-lis on Saints jerseys and the bar. This Cajun restaurant offers...

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Local Eatery of the Week: Biggie’s Pizza

Courtney Stringfellow July 12, 2016

Pizzas with names like “The Bianca,” “Benny Blanco” and “Mary Jane Pesto” sit beside each other like old schoolmates on the bleachers at Biggie’s Pizza on Third Street. Overhead fans seem...

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Local Eatery of the Week: Colonel Mustard’s Phat Burgers

Courtney Stringfellow July 5, 2016

The door slams, the expected rush of cool air never comes, and the staff is working hard to take orders and get entrees out. The burger joint’s yellow walls are a combination of beige slatwall, pictures...

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Local Eatery of the Week: Sid and Linda’s Seafood Market and Restaurant

Courtney Stringfellow June 27, 2016

Sid and Linda’s Seafood Market and Restaurant, located near the corner of Kernan and Atlantic Boulevard, proves that an eatery doesn’t have to overlook the Atlantic Ocean and name itself after a...

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