Clara learned early on that consistency and fresh ingredients were important to the tastiness of a sandwich, but a friendly face and convenience were vital to the success of a business. Starting in 1985, Clara began making sandwiches, pita specials, and homemade chicken and tuna salad. She partnered up with Greg shortly after and together they powered the success of Clara?s Tidbits. Today it serves sandwiches and salads from it's two locations in San Marco and Baymeadows in addition to delivering lunch, which has the effect of giving the restaurant infinite locations?just like time, space, and Frank Lloyd Wright houses.
In the midst of an asphalt desert lies an oasis surrounded by palm trees. Just above them, Puerto Plata Restaurant's terra-cotta-colored roof peeks out, beckoning the hungry to sate themselves with the restaurant's homemade Dominican fare. Traditional dishes, such as arroz con gandules, support plates of pollo guisado, a hearty chicken stew, and chillo frito, fried red snapper.
Housed in a turn-of-the-century brick and wood interior building, Biscottis in Avondale started as a tiny coffee house and has become one of the premiere gourmet cafés in Jacksonville. From a selection of signature salads such as the roasted salmon with crispy shiitakes, red onions, warm bacon-flavored lentils, marinated tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette to Biscottis Meatloaf, Portobello panini and the signature croissant bread pudding, Biscottis is a simple, pleasing option for just about everyone. A dessert menu is a bit of local legend in town, with options that change daily – including a namesake homemade biscotti that’s not to be missed. Biscottis is casual, light filled, open and airy, with amber Mediterranean tiled floors and cream walls, making each seat a great one from which to enjoy the fare.
The sharp, citric aroma of Lemongrass’s namesake herb drifts around decor that Folio Weekly described as “wasabi-hued” in an article that also named the eatery the city’s Best Thai Cuisine. “The ginger-infused salad,” the writer continues, “is possibly the best bowl of leafy greens in Northeast Florida.” Another customer favorite, The Amazing, stews a choice of meat in peanut curry and coconut milk, ladled over a bed of steamed broccoli and spinach. Chefs forge coconut curries, working all the while to add modern accents to dishes to intrigue palates and keep crabby time travelers from becoming bored. The menu separates mild dishes from their hot and Thai hot counterparts.
The Chef’s Garden is an off-site catering and event planning company on Jacksonville’s south side. With more than twenty years’ experience, the staff at the Chef’s Garden sets out to create a unique, one-of-a-kind event that matches every client’s needs, often taking an abstract vision or bit of inspiration to create a concrete look, feel and taste. Whether you’re interested in catering a social event like a birthday or open house, a corporate event like a business luncheon or a wedding, The Chef’s Garden offers a slew of possible options to satisfy the hungry hordes. They also provide cooking classes and in-home dining events, where they create a menu and ambience for any occasion.
Amid the unique atmosphere which includes lime green walls and stainless steel wine racks, Tres Leches Eatery? owners have created a familial closeness with customers with savory meals and sweet treats inspired by the flavors of Spain. Every Thursday and Friday, tapas plates come alive with imported serrano ham and marinated olives, while aromatic pans of paella bring together five types of seafood in steamy saffron rice. Over candle-lit tables, diners can complement their meals with fruit-marinated sangria and local beer as well as a view that shows off the heart of Riverside.