Stephen, thanks for the list. I'm going to try a couple of these that I've never been to before.
BUT..................Chomp Chomp?? Ate there once during ArtWalk and was very disappointed.
The experience can be uneven during the crush of the art walk---none of the downtown restaurants have mastered what its like to actually be busy, yet. except hooters of course.
But again---sheerly from a chef's POV, Chomp! Chomp! is one of those places that you have to love. Great ingredients, smart work, usually a very high quality of presentation and perfectly priced. Seven dollars for some of the best food in jax.
But the thing that really got them included is the passion, creativity, and sheer love of food of the young chefs in the kitchen and the owners themselves.
These boys are gifted, especially considering that they are working in a street food milieu.
Hope you give it another try, musicman.
thanks for the compliment about boomtown, Chris!