Like attaching a fake mustache to a Halloween mask or cleverly changing your name from Obi-Wan Kenobi to Ben Kenobi, adding a new ingredient to something familiar can render it delightfully unrecognizable. Enjoy inventive eats with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth eclectic contemporary cuisine at Mixx in Jacksonville Beach.
The chefs at Mixx craft an internationally inspired menu of modern classics such as house-made pastas, sushi, and wood-fired pizzas. Start off with the calamari fritti tossed with sundried tomato vinaigrette, basil, and lemon-caper remoulade ($9) before surprising your palate with the stuffed cannelloni fiorentina bursting with ground chicken, veal, besciamella cream, three cheeses, and spring-loaded rubber snakes ($10). House-cured salmon snuggles into a sushi roll with mascarpone cheese and a spicy lemon-caper tartar sauce ($10); the Alexa wood-fired pizza hoists a hefty serving of pesto and goat cheese, bacon, rosemary roasted apples, and caramelized onions ($13).
Mixx’s wine list ($4.50+/glass) culls fermented creations from domestic as well as international producers, focusing heavily on the toast-inducing ambrosia of Italy. The beer and sake selection includes potent bottles from micro and macro breweries ($3.50+). As diners enjoy their meals, they can steal glances of Mixx's luminous interior lined with glowing sconces, exposed brick walls, and wooden tables sturdy enough to hold Paul Bunyan's flapjacks.
1161 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250Get Directions