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Photos Back   Photo: 1 of 4   Next Photos on line los angeles map with zip code by on line los angeles map with zip code Jacksonville’s first PDQ restaurant will be built at 3620 Hodges Blvd., next to a Bob Evans restaurant (pictured at left), in the Walmart-anchored Hodges Point shopping center. Back   Photo: 2 of 4   Next Outback Steakhouse’s new Jacksonville restaurant, on line los angeles map with zip code at the River City Marketplace, will feature the chain’s “Modern Australia” design concept on line los angeles map with zip code inside and out. Back   Photo: 3 of 4   Next Outback Steakhouse’s new River City Marketplace restaurant features a wraparound outdoor waiting on line los angeles map with zip code area. Back   Photo: 4 of 4   Next PR NEWSWIRE Chick-fil-A’s new Mocha Cookies on line los angeles map with zip code & Cream Milkshake.
On Monday, on line los angeles map with zip code the city issued a building permit for the restaurant at 3260 Hodges Blvd., next to Bob Evans and Miller’s Jacksonville Ale House in the Walmart-anchored Hodges Point shopping center. EWI Construction will build the restaurant, estimated to cost $1.1 million, according to the permit.
PDQ (People Dedicated to Quality) is a 2-year-old, Tampa-based fast-casual chicken sandwich chain that offers a menu of chicken tenders (with homemade sauces), chicken-based salads, chicken and turkey sandwiches, hand-cut fries and hand-spun shakes (eight flavors).
The Tampa Tribune reported in late April that Tebow — the former Nease High standout, two-time national champion Florida Gator and Heisman Trophy winner — plans to invest in several PDQ restaurants in Northeast Florida.
on line los angeles map with zip code The 3,987-square-foot restaurant will seat around 100 guests inside plus an additional 40 on a 445-square-foot patio, according to the permit and a food service site plan. The plan shows a mix of tables, booths, banquette and counter seating as well as two Coca-Cola Freestyle beverage dispensers.
Copper , a craft beer-focused restaurant by Pier Cantina owner Ben Porter, is planned for the former Bubba Burger Grill , just steps from the PDQ construction site. And according to plans submitted to the St. Johns Water Management District, Texas Roadhouse plans to build a 7,163-square-foot on line los angeles map with zip code freestanding restaurant on the north side of Beach Boulevard.
PDQ’s website lists nine restaurants currently open, including six in Florida and three in North Carolina, plus plans for an additional 14 locations, including the Jacksonville restaurant. Other planned on line los angeles map with zip code restaurants recently listed on the website include Texas (2); Mobile, Ala.; Philadelphia; Hickory and Durham, N.C.
A year after opening their second fish camp restaurant in Neptune Beach, restaurateurs Ben and Liza Groshell are planning to bring their concept west of the Intracoastal and all the way to Julington Creek.
Work is underway transforming the former New Orleans Cafe — which closed a year ago at 12760 San Jose Blvd. after three years in business — into their third fish camp concept, launched at Palm Valley Fish Camp in April 2009. Ben Groshell has also been the chef/owner of Marker 32 for more than 20 years.
Jacksonville’s newest Outback Steakhouse , which opened Monday at River City Marketplace with sister Bloomin’ Brands concept Carrabba’s Italian Grill , is the first in Jacksonville — and one of fewer than 10 across the country — to feature the Tampa-based chain’s new design concept both inside and out.
Dubbed “Modern Australia,” the design ditches the “Crocodile Dundee” kitsch of the 1980s, replacing it with a modern, sophisticated look. The restaurant’s exterior features stacked stone, exposed timbers and burnt orange walls and sage green accents.
A wraparound outdoor waiting and dining area with louvres and screens provide comfortable accommodations even in inclement weather. Oversized cushioned seating makes waiting for a table a lot less like waiting for a table. The same is true inside, where bright LED light bulbs dangling from the high ceiling on line los angeles map with zip code greet guests. Separating the lobby from the bar area is a large spice rack showcasing the 17 spices Outback uses on its seasoned and seared steaks. A TV monitor displays images of Australia, including its signature Ayres Rock.
Walls in the dining room each represent a different Australian habitat. on line los angeles map with zip code Like the LED lights on line los angeles map with zip code in the lobby, vintage filament bulbs dangle from a black ceiling like stars in the night sky of the Australian Outback. The bar area, representing the coastal areas of Australia, includes seating with sandy-colored fabric and room dividers that have real dune grass inside of them.
The menu features lunch-sized portions, most of which are under $10, including Outback’s Endless Soup Salad ($6.99/$7.99), Lunch Combos (six options, on line los angeles map with zip code $7.99), Steak Plates ($9.99) and nearly 10 burgers and sandwiches ($7.29 to $9.99).
Outback is located at 795 Skymarks Drive, on line los angeles map with zip code next door to the just-opened Carrabba’s Italian Grill, both on the north side of River City Marketplace, near Aloft hotel. For more information, call (904) 757-3447.
More than 20 downtown and Southbank restaurants will participate this year, offering three-course, prix-fixe on line los angeles map with zip code meals at price points of $15, $25 or $35, according to the release. For the first time in the event’s seven-year history, Foxy Lady Cruises will offer a special dinner cruise one night only, Friday, Aug. 16, for $45. The event runs through Sunday, Aug. 25.
Participating restaurants include Basil Thai Sushi, bb’s, Benny’s Steak Seafood, Big Pete’s Pizzeria, Brazilian Corner, Cafe Nola @ MOCA, Casa Dora, Chart House, Chomp Chomp, Cinco de Mayo, Fionn MacCool’s Irish Restaurant Pub, Foxy Lady Cruises, Indochine, Juliette’s Bistro, KOJA Sushi, Olio, Pho. A Noodle Bar, River City Brewing on line los angeles map with zip code Co., Trellises, Wine Cellar, Vito’s Italian Cafe and Zodiac Bar Grill .
For menus, visit the event’s website, . Experienced diners on line los angeles map with zip code know that reservations fill up quickly at some of the participating restaurants, especially on weekend nights. So consider reviewing the menus and make your plans early.
■ For those wanting to learn more about home brewing and cooking with beer, Jacksonville’s Museum of Science and History is partnering with Girls Pint Out to present a beer workshop on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 6 p.m. The event, limited to guests 21 and over, costs $20 per person ($15 for museum members). Call (904) 396-6674, ext. 225 to register.
■ Bistro Aix is hosting another Wine Maker Dinner, this one featuring Jed Steele, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29. Steele, the owner/winemaker of Steel Wines, has been making wine for 45 years in California. Reserved seating for the special Bistro Aix dinner is $85 (all inclusive) and available by calling (904) 398-1949.
■ New at Hardee’s is the Ribeye Steak, Egg Cheese Biscuit, made with thinly sliced ribeye steak, folded egg and Swiss cheese and served on a made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuit. The new breakfast sandwich is available for $2.99.
■ When the Atlanta Braves win, you win. Each time the Braves win, Krystal on line los angeles map with zip code customers can get two free Krystals burgers just by purchasing an order of fries. The “Braves Bundle” offer is valid — even at Jacksonville-area locations — the day after each win, no game ticket or coupon needed.
on line los angeles map with zip code ■ Two Northeast Florida Zaxby’s restaurants were recently recognized on line los angeles map with zip code by the fast-casual chain. Zaxby’s Fernandina Beach restaurant won the “Zeggy” award for the best drive-through time among all of its more than 575 restaurants for the second year in a row. And its 12301 San Jose Blvd. restaurant was honored with the “Eggy” award for customer service.
■ Chick-fil-A introduced a new flavor to its lineup of shakes this week. The Mocha Cookies Cream milkshake features the company’s Icedream, Oreo cookie crumbles, coffee and Hershey’s chocolate syrup, all topped with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. The shake is available in two sizes, 14 ounces ($2.65) and 20 ounces ($3.09). New at Arby’s is the Salted Caramel Shake, featuring a ribbon of caramel and topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of Hawaiian sea salt.
■ And finally, Folio Weekly’s annual reader poll, Best of Jax 2013, is now open at Readers can vote for their favorite on line los angeles map with zip code restaurants in a number of categories, including cuisine, on line los angeles map with zip code new restaurant and more. And for those that enjoy this column and its accompanying online blog, you may consider voting Gary T. Mills, Dining Notes as Best Local Blog. Note that you must vote in at least 30 categories for your ballot to be valid.

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