folio byte by byte 2009

Download Folio Byte by Byte 2009

Post on 25-Jun-2015

95 views

Category:

Documents

0 download

Embed Size (px)

TRANSCRIPT

C

hicago chef and restaurateur Charlie Trotter once compared cooking to improvisational jazz a skill rooted in knowledge, but guided by

inspiration. Indeed, any chef worth his or her salt considers cooking a creative enterprise. While many of us are content to let the food do the talking, most chefs also have plenty to say on the subject why we eat what we eat, for instance, or how our eating habits both reflect and shape our lives. So, in our annual Bite By Bite by Cuisine, we decided to let the chefs do the talking. In a series of interviews with some local culinary expert some well-known, some not we ask about their personal histories, philosophies on food preparation, and passion for making and sharing food. We also present a comprehensive list of Northeast Florida restaurants by cuisine, making it easy to find exactly what you want, be it barbecue or vegetarian, Thai or home cookin. So grab a copy, flip to your favorite flavor, and let the improvisation begin.

BitebyBite by cuisinephotos by Walter CokerBarbecue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Brazilian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 British & Irish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Cafs, Delis & Sandwich Spots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Caribbean & Cuban . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Casual Spots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Chinese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Coffeehouses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Diners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Eclectic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 French . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 German . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Global . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Greek & Mediterranean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Home Cookin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Hot Dogs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Indian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Italian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Japanese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Mexican & Southwestern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Middle Eastern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Neighborhood Hangouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Peruvian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Pizzerias . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Regional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Seafood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Spanish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Specialty Restaurants & Markets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Sports Bars, Wings & Oysters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Steakhouses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Sweet Spots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Thai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Vegetarian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Wine & Martini Bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71JOSH HOYE

18 FOLIO WEEKLY August 11-17, 2009

BARBECUEBLACKJACKS BBQ4610 San Juan Ave., Westside, 387-3900 A family-owned-and-operated barbecue restaurant that never reheats anything, Blackjacks serves ribs, salads and chicken falling off the bone. Blackjacks also offers four unique Cole Pepper Blackjack barbecue sauces. A kids menu is available, and carry out is available. Open Tue.-Sat.

greens. Fresh ingredients are used in every dish. Open for lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat.

BULLS BAR B Q8602 Baymeadows Road, Baymeadows, 739-3874 Bulls serves pork, ribs, beef, chicken and baby back ribs, as well as salads and sides. Open Mon.-Fri.

cue along with chicken-fried steak and Delta-fried catfish. A kids menu and carry-out are available, along with a full bottled beer selection. Open daily. A Best of Jax 2008 winner for Best Barbecue. The Beaches location features live music and a full bar.

SONNYS REAL PIT BAR-B-Q12485 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin, 288-7928 4434 Blanding Blvd., Westside, 777-0730 1923 S. Lane Ave., Westside, 786-0081 2742 S. Eighth St., Fernandina Beach, 261-6632 1976 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park, 272-4606 12719 Atlantic Blvd., Intracoastal, 220-9499 10840 Harts Road, Northside, 751-4225 5097 University Blvd. W., Southside, 737-4906 1720 U.S. 1 S., St. Augustine, 824-3220 2720 S.R. 16, St. Augustine, 824-3315 For more than 30 years, Sonnys has been a Northeast Florida favorite, voted the Best Barbecue in Folio Weeklys Best of Jax readers poll. The beef, pork, chicken and ribs are cooked in a wood-fired pit, and sides include Vidalia onion rings, corn nuggets, potato salad, barbecue beans and coleslaw. All-you-can-eat specials daily. Take-out is available. Beer is served. Open for lunch and dinner daily.

JACKS BBQ691 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach, 460-8100 This low-slung building has lured regulars and locals for more than six decades. Part of Jacks appeal is the old-fashioned pit barbecue, but the place has been updated with a Tiki bar, a large wooden deck, even a swimming pool. Lunch and dinner are served daily. Live entertainment is featured Fri., Sat. and Sun.

BONOS PIT BAR-B-Q12620 Bartram Park Blvd., Mandarin, 652-2989 2420 U.S. 1 S., St. Augustine, 794-9424 4907 Beach Blvd., San Marco, 398-4248 10065 Skinner Lake Drive, JTB & Gate Parkway, 998-1997 9820 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin, 268-2666 3303 San Pablo Road S., Intracoastal, 223-1391 8011 Merrill Road, Ste. 23, Arlington, 743-3727 5229 Jammes Road, Westside, 772-0050 1036 Dunn Ave., Ste. 2, Northside, 696-6968 1266 S. Third St., Jacksonville Beach, 249-8704 5711 Bowden Road, Southpoint, 448-5395 705 S. Lane Ave., Westside, 783-1404 10645 Philips Highway, Southside, 886-2801 100 Bartram Oaks Walk, Julington Creek, 287-7710 5903 Norwood Ave., Northside, 765-1817 1765 Town Center Blvd., Eagle Harbor, 269-8870 For more than 50 years, Bonos has offered slow-cooked and tender meats served with tangy sauces. Theres also the baby back ribs or barbecue salad, smoked sausage or chicken breast sandwich. Folio Weekly readers have repeatedly picked Bonos as their favorite barbecue joint in our annual Best of Jax poll. A kids menu is available. Open daily.

JENKINS QUALITY BARBECUE2025 Emerson St., Lakewood, 346-3770 830 N. Pearl St., Jacksonville, 353-6388 1791 Kings Road, Northside, 358-9915 5945 New Kings Road, Northside, 765-8515 For more than 52 years, Jenkins Quality Barbecue has served some of the best down-home barbecue around. Slather sauce on a whole smoky chicken or a basket of crinkle-cut French fries. Most locations open for lunch and dinner daily.

JOHNSON PIT BAR-B-QUE4530 Brentwood Ave., Northside, 768-4409 This is basic barbecue chicken, wings, ribs, pork, beef and the sides youd expect, but with some unusual items (like fried rice dishes and fish sandwiches) thrown in. The casual atmosphere is retro, relaxed and friendly. Open Mon.-Fri.

STICKY FINGERS363 Atlantic Blvd., Beaches Town Center, Atlantic Beach, 241-RIBS (7427) 8129 Point Meadows Way, Baymeadows, 493-7427 13150 City Station Drive, River City Marketplace, 309-RIBS A true Memphis-style rib house, Sticky Fingers ribs, chicken and barbecue are slow-smoked over aged hickory wood. The menu also includes chicken wings and rotisserie-smoked chicken. Dine indoors or out on the screened patio. Happy hour is featured weekdays. Open daily. Live music on weekends.

MOJO BAR-B-QUE1607 University Blvd. W., Southside, 732-7200

MOJO KITCHEN BBQ PIT & BLUES BAR1500 Beach Blv