Author Topic: Jacksonville Hole in the Wall Restaurants, Part V  (Read 5787 times)

TheCat

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Re: Jacksonville Hole in the Wall Restaurants, Part V
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2014, 11:37:04 AM »
I've never been to pho viet. Or, Yummy Pho. When I saw Yummy being built I was stricken with "fear" that vietnamese was going to devolve into Chinese level cuisine in Jax. So, I pretended it didn't exist. good to know that it's worth trying.

I may be late to the game but I'm putting the pieces together and it seems like Mayport Rd might hold some of the best eateries in Jacksonville.

thekillingwax

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Re: Jacksonville Hole in the Wall Restaurants, Part V
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2014, 07:21:43 PM »
I'm pretty sure Yummy is run by the folks who own the grocery store behind it, service has always been very friendly. First time we went to Viet, the staff put together a fantastic group of appetizers for us and they have some things on the menu there I haven't seen anywhere else.

Honestly, I'm not too worried about too many Vietnamese places. I think Atlanta has over 100 and most of them are within a 10 mile stretch of Buford, it's crazy. Nothing like that's going to happen here, we don't have the Vietnamese population to support it but it's a bit of an exercise in simplicity- about the only way you can really cut corners is to use a mix and having tried it at home, it's a very obvious jump in quality- making pho is pretty damned simple and cheap.

Mayport Rd has some gems. Pho Viet, Simply Tasty Thai, and Nick the Greek are all pretty great.

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Re: Jacksonville Hole in the Wall Restaurants, Part V
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2014, 12:17:34 AM »
The old Blue Boys was directly across from City Hall in what we all called the JEA parking garage, the sandwiches were HUGE. Never really much of a crowd though, but then again this is downtown Jacksonville and Hemming plaza is within site. Perception - Reality.

Ian, who owns The Fox also owns Chomp Chomp downtown, never been to it, but i've heard good things about it. The Fox is a diner, it is what it is, he and the staff do a great job and never try and sell you that they are making Orsay's fare in there, and that is fine. Its great for what it is, a nice local diner. Its as much a part of Avondale as the perception that there is no parking available, EVER in Avondale.
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Re: Jacksonville Hole in the Wall Restaurants, Part V
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2014, 11:31:37 AM »
I feel awesome that once again, I have been to most on these lists. Saigon Times here I come!