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    10 steps to throw an awesome 4th of July BBQ




    10 steps to throw an awesome 4th of July BBQ:   1. Decor: Theme out your place in red white and blue  2. Food: Make sure to have a variety of food to please the diet cheaters and the healthy eaters. 3. Signature Cocktail: Every party needs one for the adults! Here is one of our favorites: The Star Spangled Spritzer or Watermelon Punch. Make sure you have a variety of American beer on hand, no one wants to leave the party to make a beer run.      4. Heat Control: Make sure to keep your guest cool this holiday with fans, shade, pool, or a slip and slide  5. Music: A must have at all parties. Put together that all American playlist and make sure it's family friendly.  6. Dessert: Everyone loves to indulge a little during the holidays so treat your guest to a little something sweet. Don't forget those Red, White & Blue Ice Pops!  7. Activities: Make sure to have activities for all ages, corn hole, volleys ball, lawn twister or Jenga are a couple ideas that come to mind.     8. Be Prepared: Anticipate  your guest need with some basic items, extra bathing suits and towels, bug spray and band aids.  9. Paper Products: Think paper - they are easy to clean up, so ...   [Read More]




    Jaguars sign first-round draft pick Blake Bortles




    The Jacksonville Jaguars signed 2014 first-round draft pick Blake Bortles to a contract, the club announced this morning.  Bortles was the third overall pick in the draft and is the seventh of the club’s nine draft picks to sign a contract.

    Bortles was the third quarterback the Jaguars have drafted in the first round, and the sixth overall and highest drafted in franchise history.  The former Central Florida quarterback was the highest drafted player in school history.

    “We are excited to get Blake under contract as we finish up minicamp,” Jaguars General Manager David Caldwell said.  “Blake has progressed really well this offseason and has brought a great attitude to work each day.  He is highly competitive and very passionate about football.  He knows where he needs to get better and is willing to do the work.  He’s a down to earth guy, a blue collar guy and he just wants to be the best he can be.”

    “It’s nice to get the contract done as we head into the final part of minicamp and prepare for training camp,” Bortles said.  “I can’t thank Shad Khan, David Caldwell and Gus Bradley enough for the opportunity they have presented me...   [Read More]




    Florida Country Superfest Recap 6.14.14 - 6.15.14




    For the first time ever, Jacksonville had a country music festival that took place at Everbank Field. This is the first time ever that a concert was held at the stadium, and it was just pretty cool to see the stadium fill up with masses of country music fans. It was like watching the stands fill up much like what is seen at a Jaguars game only this was way more people and it was a music performance. The people tailgating were having tons of fun and were excitedly waiting for the shows. While waiting for the concerts to start, there was a Fan Fair fest going on outside of Everbank field where there were bands such as Clark Hill, Grayson Rogers Band, Matt Bailie and many others; they were like the “opening acts” for the headliners to come. Florida Country Superfest was a great event for Jacksonville. It did have a lot of good moments, but there were some flaws with the festival that occurred on the first day. Here are my observations of the good moments.

    Let’s start with the lineup on the first day. The lineup for Saturday had good acts performing  such as Colt Ford, Little Big Town, Eric Church and Jason Aldean. Colt Ford was first, and he started the festival with songs like “Chicken & Biscuits” and &ldqu...   [Read More]




    Maple Street Biscuit Set To Open 3rd Location




    Jacksonville Fl - One of Jacksonville's favorite breakfast and brunch eateries is opening a new location. The restaurant which opened doors in October of 2012 currently has 2 locations. The current locations are 410 North 3rd Street in Jax beach and 2004 San Marco Blvd in San Marco.

    Scott Moore, one of the proprietors said that the restaurant is ready to set up shop at at 1171 South Edgewood Avenue (Murray Hill) in the near future. Maple Street Biscuit Company was started by Scott Moore and Gus Evans, and they hand built it right 19here in Jacksonville, Florida. They opened their doors on November 8, 2012 to a community with open arms and hungry tummies.

    There lies a heart beat behind Maple Street before it ever opened its doors, and it wasn’t out to just make a profit. It was out to make a difference and be apart of the community. Walking into every Maple Street, you should be walking into a culture created around the idea of just that. You’ll notice a lot of community style seating for you to meet your neighbor or if you’re visiting, meeting the locals.

    Maple Street also operates on some key core values: Consistent Southern Comfort Food with a Modern Twist ...   [Read More]




    New Leaf First Coast Music Fest announces two day local music festival!




    The Second Annual First Coast Music Fest has been announced for Labor Day weekend; August 30th and 31st, 2014.

    The New Leaf First Coast Music Fest is Jacksonville’s largest local music festival to be held at Underbelly, 1904 Music Hall, and Burro Bar; all in The Elbow district of downtown. This year the festival has expanded to two days and will feature some of Jacksonville’s most talented bands on four stages.

    “After last year’s First Coast Music Fest, we decided there was not enough time for all the talented groups Jacksonville has to offer, so we took the extra step to make the festival two days this year.” says Shawn Jasmin, the promoter for the First Coast Music Fest. “We are very happy to be partnered with Jacksonville companies such as New Leaf Vapor Company, Jam Brothers Music, 904 Happy Hour, Crazy Dave’s Music, The Loop Pizza Grill,The Elbow, and Free Time Radio. We hope by partnering with local companies we can make a big impact on the local economy here in Jacksonville.”

    This year’s festival lineup includes Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, World Gone, Palm Trees & Power Lines, Fusebox Funk, Lucky Costello, S.P.O.R.E., Sir Charles, Bryce Alastair Band, City Boi, EverSay, Askmeific...   [Read More]



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