J.L. Trent’s Seafood on the Westside is a casual seafood restaurant offering reasonable prices and tasty seafood dishes. With entrées such as crab cake, fried shrimp, flounder fillet and mahi-mahi dinners, all served with down-home sides like black eye peas, green beans, collards, grits and coleslaw. This is a Southern spin on Florida seafood, coming through loud and clear. In operation since 1997, J.L. Trent’s Seafood has cozy booths, nautical wall art, ceiling fans and lots of windows, making it a family-friendly outpost run by competent folks who always seem to make sure everything turns out the way it should. The slate grey weathered exterior is reminiscent of a Northeastern seafood shack somewhere in New England, and locals flock here for every kind of seafood imaginable.
Domino’s Pizza, located on the west side, is a national take-out/delivery chain pizzeria. This location delivers to Naval Station Jacksonville, where many military personnel take advantage of ordering lunch and dinner while on duty. The small shop accommodates an order counter with a few scant seats for waiting. The menu is extensive offering customized pizzas as well as a number of specialty options, from Chicken & Bacon Carbonara Pizza to spinach and feta. Dominoes provides four pizza sizes, five varieties of crust from hand-tossed to gluten-free and has sandwiches, breads, pasta and chicken dishes on the menu. Delivery times are speedy and the food is hot and tasty.
Candice Motley brings 30 years of experience in the beauty industry to her work at Designz By Candice, which includes massages, body treatments, facials, and hair services. Her deep-tissue, reiki, and raindrop-therapy massage techniques relax bodies, and she adds additional treatments to help clients unwind, such as organic pomegranate and pure cane-sugar body scrubs and red-clay and chamomile body masks. After skin evaluations, Candice applies facials packed with Repêchage and Nu Skin products to cleanse, tone, and exfoliate complexions. In addition, she offers hair services, including haircuts, highlights and lowlights, perms, and smoothing treatments.
Dr. Steven Read’s patient feels fine, but he could die within minutes. After taking x-rays of his new patient’s lower back, the chiropractor spots an aortic aneurysm, a thinning along the aorta’s walls that can lead to rupture. The patient, taken aback, agrees to go to the hospital, but stops to see his primary physician first. The doctor disputes Read’s diagnosis, claiming there’s no way an x-ray could spot an aortic aneurysm. Still, the patient checks into the hospital, where surgeons confirm the aortic aneurysm and immediately prep the patient for surgery. After the successful treatment, the patient sends Dr. Read a thank-you card, saying his surgeons confirmed that had the aortic aneurysm ruptured, he would have bled to death in three to four minutes.
Such episodes, though dramatic, don’t surprise Dr. Read, who discovered the power of chiropractic medicine as a college wrestler in need of help overcoming his injuries. Now, with a degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic—among the oldest chiropractic colleges in the United States—Dr. Read helms a team of physicians that integrates therapies such as chiropractic adjustments, hormone replacement, and anti-aging treatments. Through relieving spinal subluxations and bringing the brain and nervous system into harmony, the doctors treat conditions that range from back pain and muscle spasms to numbness and the inability to laugh at slapstick comedies.
dixiePatches offers high-end products dedicated to The South and made in the USA; we also give back to The South that we love so much! We carry fine Southern-themed sterling charms, sterling jewelry for men and women, headbands, hairbows, dog hankies, bowties, and camo accessories for tailgating.
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.