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Re: A Chef's List for Dining in Jacksonville
« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2013, 01:09:53 PM »
lol.  thanks Sandy!
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Re: Chef's list of Restaurants.
« Reply #31 on: January 25, 2013, 01:10:26 PM »
Best Cuban Sandwich in town comes from El Mofongo on 103rd near Westconnet.  Their Dominican Roast Chicken and pork skins are absolutely authentic.  I'm usually the only non-Spanish speaker in the place.  The moved to a larger space at the end of the same strip mall they are in because they were so popular.

Pastries are made on site too.

Awesome tip.  Thanks!
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Re: Chef's list of Restaurants.
« Reply #32 on: January 25, 2013, 04:07:29 PM »
Lots of good tips here and can't disagree with any inclusion that I have tried!  Looking forward to trying some of the others.

How come Indochine isn't included?  I've only eaten there once, but it seemed really good.
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Re: Chef's list of Restaurants.
« Reply #33 on: January 25, 2013, 04:17:10 PM »
If you like Indochine I recommend Tiptum Thai off of Roosevelt.

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Re: Chef's list of Restaurants.
« Reply #34 on: January 25, 2013, 04:23:15 PM »
If you like Indochine I recommend Tiptum Thai off of Roosevelt.

Tuptim and Pataya are my recommendations for good Thai food in Jax.  Indochine is good, but the push definately goes to both Tuptim and Pataya (and they both offer a more price conscious menu). 

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Re: A Chef's List for Dining in Jacksonville
« Reply #35 on: January 25, 2013, 05:32:30 PM »
Having grown up in Jersey I'm a bit of a pizza snob.  The best (or at least most "Jerseyesque") pizza in this town is Renna's, hands down.  No competition even.  Mellow Mushroom is good, Moon River is good, Al's is good, but Renna's is perfect.

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Re: Chef's list of Restaurants.
« Reply #36 on: January 25, 2013, 07:05:07 PM »
Thanks Stephen.  I have been looking these places up since I got home. 

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Re: Chef's list of Restaurants.
« Reply #37 on: January 25, 2013, 07:58:05 PM »
Thanks Stephen.  I have been looking these places up since I got home.

Seriously my pleasure!
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Re: A Chef's List for Dining in Jacksonville
« Reply #38 on: January 26, 2013, 02:11:11 AM »
Oh man. Jacksonville has always had all my favorite restaurants. Even when I had to move away I miss a bunch of places.
Pinegrove has the best burgers. Renna's has awesome sandwiches and pizza! Moon River too is one of my all time favorites. Blue Boy's has the Super Club that can be stretched into 4 meals AND it rocks.
Still...best seafood in town isn't. It's in St. Augustine at O'Steen's for over 30 years.

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Re: Chef's list of Restaurants.
« Reply #39 on: January 26, 2013, 09:22:36 AM »
Having grown up in Jersey I'm a bit of a pizza snob.  The best (or at least most "Jerseyesque") pizza in this town is Renna's, hands down.  No competition even.  Mellow Mushroom is good, Moon River is good, Al's is good, but Renna's is perfect.


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Re: Chef's list of Restaurants.
« Reply #40 on: January 26, 2013, 09:33:18 AM »
Nora's?
Lakewood?
Can't find, plz help!
Did find "Nora's Pizza" on Merrill only.
Wanted to try asap only to no avail...

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Re: Chef's list of Restaurants.
« Reply #41 on: January 26, 2013, 09:47:58 AM »
Having grown up in Jersey I'm a bit of a pizza snob.  The best (or at least most "Jerseyesque") pizza in this town is Renna's, hands down.  No competition even.  Mellow Mushroom is good, Moon River is good, Al's is good, but Renna's is perfect.


No love for Carmines?

I love Carmine's FWIW. And, as I recall, Joseph's was pretty damn good (though it has been over 10 years since I've had pizza from Joseph's).

I'm sure Jax has lots of great pizza options.

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Re: Chef's list of Restaurants.
« Reply #42 on: January 26, 2013, 10:37:30 AM »
If you like Indochine I recommend Tiptum Thai off of Roosevelt.

Tuptim and Pataya are my recommendations for good Thai food in Jax.  Indochine is good, but the push definately goes to both Tuptim and Pataya (and they both offer a more price conscious menu). 

Love Tuptim!  Lek and Russell's Pataya Thai is too far away for frequent dining, but is always fantastic.

Don't overlook the Magnificat Cafe across the side street from the downtown library.  Benoit's quiches and the carrot and ginger soup are without equal in town.  He's got some secret ingredient in the soup that we have not been able to duplicate at home.
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Re: Chef's list of Restaurants.
« Reply #43 on: January 26, 2013, 01:00:38 PM »
Nora's?
Lakewood?
Can't find, plz help!
Did find "Nora's Pizza" on Merrill only.
Wanted to try asap only to no avail...

1533 University Blvd W  Jacksonville, FL 32217
(904) 739-0033

Same shopping strip as Gene's Seafood, Mojo's, Domino's, Tijuana Flat's, Cruisers, etc. Across the street from Winn-Dixie, Healthy Bagel, Starbucks.

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Re: Chef's list of Restaurants.
« Reply #44 on: January 26, 2013, 02:12:21 PM »
Nora's?
Lakewood?
Can't find, plz help!
Did find "Nora's Pizza" on Merrill only.
Wanted to try asap only to no avail...

1533 University Blvd W  Jacksonville, FL 32217
(904) 739-0033

Same shopping strip as Gene's Seafood, Mojo's, Domino's, Tijuana Flat's, Cruisers, etc. Across the street from Winn-Dixie, Healthy Bagel, Starbucks.

Cool, thank you Ben!