Taverna San Marco {+Giveaway!}

Taverna San Marco

Just wanted to take a few minutes to talk about a revamped lunch option in San Marco, kids – Taverna! After expanding and opening a private dining room and a revamped menu including quick casual lunch, the San Marco staple is ready to wow.

The wonderful people behind this spot invited me and some fellow Jacksonville food lovers to come in and try some of the new cocktails and menu offerings. Who am I to say no to that kind of offer?

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Do Something December

It’s that time of year… cookies and cakes and delicious goodies everywhere! I love food, but I also love when my clothes fit. So to keep things in check for the holidays, I present: Do Something December!

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It’s simple and manageable… Just 10 minutes (at minimum) a day! Trust me, your waistline will thank you! Share your workouts with hashtag #DoSomethingDecember or by using DailyMile. You can find my DailyMile account here.

Moxie Kitchen & Cocktails

So let’s talk about the new kid in town, Moxie. This long awaited concept from Chef Tom Gray has been the buzz of the Jacksonville dining scene since Tom left Bistro Aix. I had the chance to give the new menu a try during their soft opening last weekend.

Moxie Menu

Yes, I left my little Riverside/Avondale bubble. Shocking, I know. Austin and I were in need of a date night, and Moxie’s soft opening was the perfect opportunity. I apologize in advance for the less than stellar pics. I wasn’t planning on doing a review, so I didn’t bring my camera. These are just some snaps with my phone.

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When Duval Invaded London – Part 1

The past two weeks of my life have been absolutely insane. There’s no other way to describe it. My friend Colleen won the Jaguars Social League trip to London to see our beloved Jags play the 49ers. That was on the 17th. And then she generously asked me to tag along as her +1.

So on on Friday the 25th, we boarded a plane to London. Once we landed Saturday morning, we showered, took a quick nap and headed to the Pep Rally at Trafalgar Square.

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Crown Royal Maple Cupcakes

Crown Royal Maple Cupcakes

The other day I asked Austin his favorite kind of cake. In typical guy manner, he responded with some nonsense about how he didn’t really have a favorite (Mine is Red Velvet. Shocking, I know).¬†How do you not have a favorite kind of cake? Seriously. I don’t get it. I understand that cake is amazing and it’s all just so good, but you have to have one kind that really does it for you more than the others. Whatever. Men. Anyway…

In my mission to make him the perfect birthday cupcakes, I wavered between Guinness Chocolate Stout Cupcakes and Bourbon Bacon Cupcakes and many ideas in between.

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Krispy Kreme Burgers

Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned.

Krispy Kreme Burgers

I have committed the ultimate betrayal against my cholesterol level: a Krispy Kreme burger.

Known to many as the “Luther Vandross,” this Southern delicacy is simply a cheeseburger with plain glazed donuts from Krispy Kreme as a bun (we added bacon because why not?). We’ve been talking about making these for months now, but there’s always been a reason we couldn’t do it or we’d just forget. It’s been a busy year!

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