Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Kings Head British Pub to St. Augustine & back!

remember this?

all so lushly displayed

black and tan: what were we waiting for?

darts n' me: the perfect side piece

pretty gateway too....

How many times have I driven by year after year thinking "they gotta at least have a good pint going...." The double decker red bus and old world style phone booth always seems to beckon the U.S. 1 traveler.....

Hmmmm.....so we finally stopped in the other day on the way to another day trip to St. Augustine for an old world culture fix.

They poured a regal black and tan as well as a meaty platter of English style 'chips' with malt vinegar just waiting in the wings.

Scraped the cyberspace for a website but no can do. Here's what I've found thus far with local link added.

Old world charm......

Kings Head British Pub
6460 U.S. Hwy 1 North
St. Augustine, Florida 32095

Tel 904.823.9787

Friday, July 20, 2007

TasteMemory.com's suggested Jacksonville Dining: habit forming restaurant links

I have no excuse but the excuse of summer that has evidently whisked me away into the land of surf, haze and sublime sun. My stack of postings "pending to be posted" has grown to an excessive landslide of restaurant profiles, dining fiascos, recipe hacks conjured up alongside delectable vintages and desserts; just awaiting for their audience!

Here are the beginnings.....and all in Jacksonville as well as surrounding areas.

I've had incredibly positive experiences dining out in Jacksonville as well as morbidly HORRIFYING. I chose not to comment or list the HORRIFYING since life is short and we often prefer to tantalize the palate and other senses rather than anything torturous.

As always, do let me know if you come across any finds; especially in the areas of Asian dining like ie: non-scary sushi experiences, Chinese, real Japanese food, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Burmese, Cambodian....oh never mind; I'm relapsing now into my LA LA Land and post SF life taste memories........

And I have been to MANY of the local Asian digs - well imagine why they are not posted here.....?!! I'm still recovering from one over TWO WEEKS ago esp. my stomach, visual senses and mental trauma of that one!

Also below if I've bolded the restaurant's name it will link to TM.com's profile or posting of the experience.

Step out and experience.....

***PLEASE NOTE: Since initially writing this post, that I cannot ensure to you that the restaurant's ownership/management has remained the same as it continues to CHANGE constantly in Jacksonville. The restaurants noted below from my experience has remained consistent from my recent experience.....you be the judge!

bb's restaurant
where to find

Bistro Aix
www.bistrox.com

Cafe Nola
www.mocajacksonville.org/cafe/

Chew Restaurant
www.chewrestaurant.com

Cilantro Indian Cuisine
www.cilantrojax.com

Espana Restaurant and Tapas
www.espanadowntown.com

French Pantry
where to find

Heirlooms Culinary Cafe and Market
www.heirloomsinc.com

Roy's Restaurant
www.roysrestaurant.com

Sangria House
www.sangriahouse.com

The Tasting Room
www.tastetapas.com

Tento Churrascaria
www.tentochurrascaria.com