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    PDQ Plans to Open 30 More Locations By The End Of 2018




     

    Tampa-based PDQ was founded by Bob Basham, co-founder of Outback Steakhouse, and Nick Reader, former CFO of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In 2011, They opened the first PDQ in Tampa, Florida. They plan to open 15 more stores in 2017 and another 15 stores in 2018.

    PDQ was founded on a concept that high-quality food, memorable service and genuine hospitality are the basis of an excellent restaurant. PDQ values genuine customer service, whether dining in or picking up at the drive-thru. They are committed to doing the things they do the right way.

    PDQ stands for "People Dedicated to Quality" or "Pretty Darn Quick" and its menu has just nine primary items: Chicken tenders (crispy or grilled), five types of made-to-order chicken sandwiches (crispy or grilled) and three hand-tossed salads with homemade dressings.

    PDQ currently has 3 locations in the 904 area. The first opening was at 3260 Hodges Blvd. followed by 13702 Old St Augustine Road and 194 State Road 13 near Racetrac Road. Coming soon they will be opening at The Town Center. They have said that there will be 10 PDQ restaurants in Duval, Clay and St. Johns counties within five years and 20 within the decade.

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    Beaches Freedom Festival




    Fourth of July may be over, but the party at the beaches is just getting started. Get ready for Jacksonville Beach’s largest festival of the summer. The Beaches Freedom Fest will be held on Saturday July 15, 2017 at the Seawalk Pavilion. It will run from noon till 10pm. Music, food, games, Beer Garden, will be provided at the festival. For local bike riders, there will be free bike valet presented by Velofix located on the North Festival Entrance on 1st Street. 

    A Hot Dog eating contest will take place at the Main Stage from 2-4. Ten brave and hungry men and women will be selected to face off to see who can eat the most hot dogs in 10 minutes. Women’s Division will begin at 2:15 and Men’s Division will begin 3:45. 

    The following food trucks will be at Freedom Festival: Bubba Burger, Son of a Butcher BBQ, Wingin It, Delish Kebabs, Rite On Que, Best Burger, Wurstburger, Guanabana, Rocco’s Pizza, Daddy Boyz BBQ, Wrap It Up, Treemendous Sea & Soul and Zoe’s Shaved Ice. 

    This year’s music line up will include Sidereal, Ray Fulcher, Split Tone, The Firewater Tent Revival, Tad Jennings, Lane Pittman, Ramona, Sol Ryder and more.

    For more inform...   [Read More]




    intoGo Partners with 904HappyHour to reinvent the local event scene




    Jacksonville locals are always interested in the local event scene. For far too long we’ve heard the cries of locals who complain that there is no easy to use, all-inclusive event resource in Northeast Florida. Let alone one that can be accessed from a phone. Often times consumers have to scour the web and print publications, going calendar to calendar to see what’s featured. To ensure our city never has to go searching for events again and to bring them all into one place, we have partnered with 904HappyHour to make it easier than ever to find local events.

    “intoGo thrives on creating disruptive technology and we believe this new event platform is a big step towards disrupting the way events have previously been found in our community. We want to make it easier for people to simply see what’s happening this weekend.” said Zachary Schwartz, CEO at intoGo, the cities Official Destination App.  

    The new event platform within the intoGo app offers users ‘Top Events’ - a curated list of the biggest upcoming events in town, ‘This Week’ & ‘This Month’ – all local events happening in the next 7 and 30 days respectively, ‘Live Co...   [Read More]




    The Jacksonville IceMen Announce Their NHL/AHL Partners




     

    The Jacksonville IceMen welcomed their first ever NHL/AHL partners, the Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose, to the River City at a press conference today at the JAX Chamber of offices. When the IceMen take the ice on October 14, their roster will contain some of the top prospects from the Winnipeg organization.

    The Winnipeg Jets  finished the 2016-17 season with 87 points (40-35-7),  fth in the tough Central Division, just behind eventual Stanley Cup  finalist, the Nashville Predators. In recent days, the Jets have boosted their roster adding defenseman Dmitry Kulikov (from Buffalo) and goaltender Steve Mason (from Philadelphia) – two highly rated free agents.

    The Winnipeg Jets began their history in the former World Hockey Association featuring one of hockey’s greatest superstars – Bobby Hull, the Golden Jet. The team entered the National Hockey League in 1976. In 1996, the team, with- out an NHL quality arena was sold and moved to Phoenix, Arizona. In 2011, with a new building, the Atlanta Thrashers were sold to True North Sports and Entertainment and moved to Winnipeg-the Jets were reborn.

    The Manitoba Moose began as the Minnesota Moose and moved to Winnipeg for the 1996-97 Interna...   [Read More]




    Flour And Fig Bakehouse Will Open Soon In Historic Springfield




     

    The Flour & Fig Bakehouse is planning on opening in November and will be a bakery and restaurant located in Historic Springfield at 1715 North Main Street. The storefront will include inside and outside seating, bakery cases full of creative products, an innovative menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner featuring locally sourced ingredients, and a retail area offering locally grown produce. They will also have a coffee bar, local beer, wine, kombucha on tap, and craft cocktails.

    Flour and Fig Bakeshop will be run by Allison and Kurt D’Aurizio. Allison has built a loyal following with her artisanal bakery business, My Grandmother’s Pie. Kurt has been working in restaurants for most of his career and has won numerous awards for his work including two AAA four diamond awards. Kurt has also been making and selling pestos, cashew cheese, marinades, and granolas at the Riverside Arts Market and at the Beaches Green Market where you can continue to find our bakery and specialty items.  

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    They changed the business name because they did not it to just be a bakery and are hoping to attract customers from outside of the Springfield area to their storefront. The owners plan to source from local far...   [Read More]



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    Florida / Georgia Festivities at the Jacksonville Landing




    JACKSONVILLE, Fl – The Jacksonville Landing welcomes The University of Florida and The University of Georgia fans for a weekend celebration surrounding one of the most infamous rivalry football games. The Landing has scheduled a variety of entertainment to appeal to fans of all ages throughout the property.

    Activities are scheduled to take place on Hogan Street, in The Landing’s Courtyard and inside various Landing restaurants and nightclub. The complete schedule for this year’s Florida – Georgia Celebration weekend is as follows:

    Thursday, October 31

    1) North Florida’s Biggest Halloween Party 7 p.m. – Midnight Kick off      FL/GA weekend on the river featuring live music on the Riverfront Courtyard Stage by Radio 80, giveaways, drink specials and a costume contest with a $1,000 cash prize.

    2) DJ Marco at Fionn MacCool’s 9 p.m.

    3) Thomas Rhett live in concert at Mavericks. Doors open at 6 p.m.

    Friday, November 1

    1) DJ Capone and Company with host Chris Cantillo in the Courtyard 7 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

    2) Live music by Grimm White Steed playing the...   [Read More]




    10/24 - 10/27 - Events This Weekend - The Best of the Best




    There are lots of events happening around Jacksonville this weekend. Heres our top picks. 

    Thursday:

    Cocktails for a Cause Happy Hour

    Times: 6:30p – 8:30p

    Location: Sheraton Jacksonville

     

    Ladies Night @ Taste Food Studio

    Times: 10:00p – 2:00a      - Open Bar for ladies 10-12

    Location: Taste Food Studio in Tinseltown

     

    Friday:

    Gravediggers Ball

    Times: 10:00p – 2:00a

    Location: Whisky River

     

    70s/80s Halloween Bash benefiting Girl Scouts of Gateway Council

    Times: 7:00p – 11:00p

    Location: University Club Downtown Jacksonville

     

    2nd Annual Blue Ball

    Times: 10:00p – 2:00a

    Location Shim Sham Room

     

    Saturday:

    Walk of the Dead Bar Crawl

    Times 9:00p – 2:00a    - Registration: 8:00p – 11:00p

    Location: Towncenter

     

    Trike – A – Thon benefitting St. Jude

    Times: 2:00p – 5:00p

    Location: T’s Learning Center – 11761 Beach Blvd

     ...   [Read More]




    Huge Pre Halloween Bar Crawl @ The Towncenter This Saturday




    Jacksonville FL - This Saturday, October 26th @ The Town Center will be a huge bar crawl. The Bar Crawl, presented by 904 Happy Hour will jump between Blackfinn, Whisky River @ Suite. There will be a $1,000 costume contest and much more. 

    Tickets online cost $10 and $15 the day of. 

    Tickets include: 3 free shots, free cover, discounted drink specials and much more. 

    Tickets can be purchases at: http://904happyhour.com/event+tickets.php

    Any other questions, please call 904 310 0057

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    Events This Weekend - The Best of the Best




    Thursday:

    Ladies Night - Every Thursday @ Taste - Tinseltown Location: Tase Food Studio in Tinseltown Time 9-close Ladies Drink Free from 10-12

    Southern Womans Show - All Weekend Location: Prime Osborne Four days of shopping, fashion shows, celebrity appearances, food sampling, pampering and more

    North Beach Art Walk Location: North Beaches Town Center - Neptune Beach Time 5-9 Local art, food and entertainers will be at every block. come out and enjoy the great weather and awesome local art

     

    Friday: 

    Chive Party @ Whisky River Location: Whisky River Time 9-close Wear Chive gear for a free drink; there will be a raffle, live dj and much more

    Best Buddies Casino Night - Bet On Friendship Location: Sawgrass Marriott Time 9-close Hors D' Vors, Raffle, Silent Auction, Casion Games, Open Bar Benefitting Best Buddies

    The Lumineers With Dr. Dog & Nathaniel Rateliff Location: St Augustine Ampitheatre Time Gates: 5:45 Show Starts 6:45

    Monster Mash Dash 5k Location: Jax Fairgrounds Time 6mp

     

    Saturday: 

    Susan G Kohmen - Run For The Cure Location: Metro Park Time 6am-11am

    5th Annual Fish & Chips Billfish Tour...   [Read More]




    Mama Mia Is Back In Jacksonville




    MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship.

    Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA!.

    Event Dates & Times:

    Friday, October 18 – 8:00pm

    Saturday, October 19 – 2:00pm & 8:00pm

     

    For tickets and more information, visit artistseriesjax.org. 

    ...   [Read More]



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