Over the last century, many traditional Mexican dishes have found a comfortable home in American kitchens, from nachos covered in savory toppings to enchiladas and many variations of tacos. Luckily, when visiting El Porto Mexican Restaurant, guests don’t have to choose one of their favorite Mexican dishes over another. Instead they mix and match the shop’s combination dinners. Chefs pair tacos filled with carne asada, marinated pork loin, or fish with enchiladas, chalupas, and chili rellenos.
Chefs even create pairings specially designed for vegetarians, subbing in mushrooms, bell peppers, and spinach for the traditional meats of their dishes. The one thing that doesn’t come with these pairings is desserts, and options range from caramel-kissed flan to deep-fried tortillas filled with bananas, honey, strawberries, and whipped cream like the blimp in a great dream.
Batt Family Fun Center's facilities lure bowlers of all ages with a plethora of smooth lanes, some of which are surrounded by bumpers, and league and specialty bowling. Roll one of Batt Family Fun Center's colorful, varying-in-weight bowling balls toward innocent pins while wearing stylish yet effectual nonscuffing footwear. Xtreme bowling, a cosmic-bowling experience that takes place on Friday and Saturday nights, dazzles the eyes with lasers, disco lights, black lights, and fog, and doles out stimulation for the ears in the form of loud music and the sounds professional athletes make when they get injured. An arcade room and snack bar ensure those waiting to roll remain entertained and full of flavor. Rounding out the family fun are billiards tables and glow-in-the-dark mini golf.
Latin House Grill has a Caribbean feel, from its food?goat stew, plantains, and shrimp soup?to the beach scene and palm trees painted on the restaurant's walls. For those who want to substitute the Caribbean for Jacksonville's west side, the eatery offers open-air seating on a breezy porch. Here, diners savor tropical lunches and dinners, rounded out by pours from the full bar.
Boasting more than 85 years of combined dance experience, Dance Elite Dance Club's friendly instructors fine-tune students' footwork with traditional ballroom, Latin, and swing dance styles across a spacious, hardwood floor. Thirty-minute private lessons give pupils one-on-one time with danceficiandos to polish techniques and learn any style of dance the studio offers. During 60-minute group classes, students can take a spin through the exposed-brick enclosed space, pairing up with a partner of any level to learn the graceful glides of the rumba, the quick twirls of a two-step, or how to win a staring contest during close tango embraces. Further fostering social encounters, the practice party invites Dance Elite students to boogie down for 90 minutes while brushing up on proper toe points and making new fleet-footed friends. Check the calendar for current class times and click here to see Dance Elite’s own shaking to the beat.
Here at Harpoon Louie's we provide a simple service; we offer the highest quality food at the most affordable price possible. We are the quintessential community pub. We are community minded individuals who try to incorporate as many local merchants as possible. If you' ve never been here, you are definitely missing out!
In keeping with their restaurant's name, the chefs at Terra cook in sync with Earth's natural cycles. They constantly alter the menu to reflect the current season, and gather ingredients from local farms and purveyors. But their careful work doesn't stop there—they also make almost every component of their dishes in-house, for dine-in meals and catering on and off site. Terra is owned and founded by veteran restaurateur Michael Thomas, who also founded Jacksonville dining landmarks Sterling's and 24 Miramar.
Beyond these givens, Terra's offerings retain an element of the unpredictable. Quiches and seafood plates vary each day; a rotating "fresh catch" option delivers the freshest fish available straight from the Atlantic to the table. Shrimp and scallop dinners are always "chef's choice," enabling the staff to create a dish based on seasonal ingredients. Patrons with dietary restrictions can even order a customized dish—vegan, if they prefer—which the restaurant will create if given two days' notice or a flute whose music controls the wind. Of course, some specialties seem destined to carry over from menu to menu: skewers of pork belly and sautéed apple, duck breast sourced from Maple Farms, and a "Soon to be Famous" french toast stuffed with peanut butter and bananas.