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Metro Diner, Jacksonville FL

Metro Diner, Jacksonville FL

Here’s a place that has seen its popularity go through the roof after an appearance on Food Network. Unlike the many other such spotlighted restaurants that we’ve visited, however, this one has parlayed its success into growing new locations. We braved the crowd at the original store for breakfast. Continue reading

Brewer’s Pizza, Orange Park FL

Brewer’s Pizza, Orange Park FL

Readers with quite long memories might recall that Brewer’s was the place that our friend Chris wanted us to eat when we were in Jacksonville one year ago, but we ran afoul of their hours and wouldn’t have time during our brief visit. Brewer’s is actually located about an arm’s length outside the Jacksonville / Duval city and county limits, in suburban Clay on the southwest side of the metro area. Continue reading

Angie’s Subs, Jacksonville Beach FL

Angie’s Subs, Jacksonville Beach FL

When the opportunity came to revisit Jacksonville and spend a little time with our friend Chris, I didn’t have to look very hard to find a place to get a little lunch first. Angie’s Subs seems to be incredibly popular and is ranked fairly high – it is the # 3 restaurant in Urbanspoon Jacksonville … Continue reading

Ironbeer

Ironbeer

I see that it has been several months since I penned a chapter about one of my favorite soft drinks. Ironbeer is an absolutely delicious cola with a mild citrus flavor – I think of it as “orange cola,” although your mileage might vary – that was originally sold in Cuba. After that nation’s revolution … Continue reading

Orange Tree Hot Dogs, Jacksonville FL

Orange Tree Hot Dogs, Jacksonville FL

Marie and I have mentioned several times here in the blog that we’re interested in small fast food chains that only serve a city or two, just in one little region of a state. Well, fair’s fair, it’s mainly me that’s interested and I’m just lucky to have such a supportive wife who indulges my … Continue reading

Gators Dockside, Jacksonville FL

Gators Dockside, Jacksonville FL

Today’s chapter is going to be one of those entries that is more about us and more about life than about a restaurant. Call it an anti-review, if you will, because while I have nothing bad to say about Gators Dockside, a chain of nineteen restaurants in Florida with a location in Jacksonville’s southern suburban … Continue reading

Al’s Pizza, Jacksonville FL

Al’s Pizza, Jacksonville FL

How do you like this? I sort of pipe-dream, considering an ability to get out more, and possibly run up an expense account, of this blog building into a remarkable travel story full of crawfish boils in New Orleans and lobster feasts in Maine, and yet here we have our first out-of-state visit since we … Continue reading