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SUMMER IN ST. AUGUSTINE Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a motivated team to create the magazine you have before you. While every issue is a collection of our favorite stories around St. Augustine, we're always bound to have a favorite!
-Heather Vreeland Editorial Director
We had so much fun planning this issue! As a St. Augustine newbie this year, I got to know this great town in the best possible way – checking out every great bar and restaurant locals suggested I try! Whether you're a northern transplant like myself (Go Bills!) or a born-and-bred St. Augustinian, I'm willing to bet there are a few hidden gems on our 50 Favorite Things to Eat you have yet to discover! My favorites on the list? Tacos from Nalu's Tropical Takeout and Dos Gatos' Orange Jalepeño Margaritas. I'll never turn down a night out that includes margaritas!
-Erin Rapp Managing Editor
It’s always my favorite time of year when the Locals Love List is published. I love finding out what businesses my community loves (and I usually learn about businesses that I have never heard of!). Who knew there was a brow bar called Amazing Brows at St. Augustine Outlets? Not me. Surprising since I love a good eyebrow wax. My other favorite part about this issue was the list of foods to try! We live in such a foodie town that coming up with this list was almost impossible – pretty sure we could have come up with at least 100 more!
-Kaitlin Kennedy Advertising Director
I love this magazine and the people who create it (every issue requires work from over 20 people!). This being our 10th issue means over the last year we've created exactly 1,120 pages that uplift St. Augustine. My favorite fact in this issue? It takes just 24 hours for a potato to come out of the ground here in St. Johns County and then be sliced and fried into a Lays or Cape Cod potato chip! That is amazing. I also love our Eat Local Guide. I always fall into a food rut when it's time to decide where to eat, so we've deployed photographers to capture the best food in town and then styled the section to make it easier to find your next meal. Thanks St. Augustine!
-Andrew Vreeland Publisher
Summer is my favorite time of year! Our warm weather really brings all the locals together. But, beyond the busy beaches, St. Augustine's restaurant scene is sure to be popular in the coming months. Just in time for the summertime rush, this June/July issue features The Faces of St Augustine Food Scene! This special advertising section gave us the chance to meet so many amazing chefs in kitchens across St. Augustine! I loved watching these great chefs flex their culinary muscles, plus I definitely added a few places to my own restaurant bucket list.
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There is much too much goodness in this issue to just choose one thing. So I have a few! The early morning visit to Parker Produce was, hands down, the most fun I've had outdoors in a while. We got lost on the way, dreamed of how freeing it must feel to have a farmhouse with land (adding that to the bucket list) and I got to ride on a tractor. Another favorite? The strawberry datil ice cream I taste-tested at Gas Full Service Restaurant was the best flavor to touch my tongue – ever. And, I'll never forget the look on the tourists' faces when Jorge Peña started playing the violin in the Cathedral Basilica while we prepped for his photo - they were in awe!
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ABOUT THE COVER Compiling and taste-testing the top 50 best bites in St. Augustine was a tough job, but someone had to do it!
t started with one lunch-time craving. A Back 40 quesadilla to be exact. After raving about our takeout meal, our editorial director suggested starting a list of our favorite dishes from restaurants in St. Augustine.
A few weeks later, we gathered the contributor team for our monthly editorial meeting with one goal – making the master list of dishes to share with our readers! We had seasoned St. Augustinians and new comers, vegans and proud-carnivores; in short, all the taste buds! After we made the list, we chose to photograph the most colorful, beautiful and notable dishes! On photo shoot day, Big Island Bowls owner Kelly Hazouri created a picture-perfect bowl for us while co-owner Brendan Schneck welcomed us with a cold coconut water. If you're searching for the perfect post-surf, pre-yoga or overall day-boosting meal – look no further.
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The ultimate compilation of concerts, festivals, competitions, races and camps happening in St. Augustine this summer.
Ever wonder what a trip to the beach entailed 100 years ago? Three words. Full length swimsuits.
Store manager Briana Gardner shows off a few best-sellers from Red Pineapple, a downtown favorite.
He's your go-to-guy for all things kiteboarding and paddleboard related. Why not try something new this summer?
FATHER'S DAY FINDS
You don't have to stray far from St. Augustine to find the perfect gift for dad this year. Check out our local favorites he'll love.
It's soccer time all the time for the Websters. They love to stay active playing sports with leagues around St. Augustine.
50 FAVORITE THINGS TO EAT IN ST. AUGUSTINE
The only list you'll ever need to memorize. The 50 best bites (and sips!) in our great town.
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THINGS TO DO IN ST. AUGUSTINE DURING JUNE AND JULY ALLIGATOR FARM SUMMER KIDS CAMP The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park June & July The St. Augustine Alligator Farm hosts several week-long summer zoo camps where kids can test their creativity and continue learning with crafts, games, treks, animal presentations and shows. Each group is limited to 12 students and will be led by a qualified educator. For camp dates, times and more information, visit the website listed below or call 904-824-3337. 999 Anastasia Boulevard www.alligatorfarm.com
ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO Ponte Vedra Concert Hall June 5, 8pm Alejandro Escovedo has musical roots in rock, punk rock, and alternative country which gives his style some edge. Tickets are $35 with reserved seating. For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall website or call the Box Office at 904-209-0399. 1050 A1A North www.pvconcerthall.com
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LAUNDRY & BOURBON, LONE STAR Limelight Theatre June 3-26
Laundry & Bourbon is an adult show centered around the discontent and very funny gossip of small town wives whose marriages turned out to be less than they hoped for. Lone Star is set in the cluttered backyard of a small Texas bar where a husband shares his tales of war in Vietnam. Laundry & Bourbon will be on the Matuza Main Stage with assigned seating and Lone Star will be in the Koger-Gamache Studio Theatre with general admission. Please visit Limelight Theatre’s website or call 904-825-1164 for more information and ticket prices.
11 Old Mission Avenue • www.limelight-theatre.org
WILDWOOD INSHORE FISHING TOURNAMENT St. Augustine Boating Club June 10-11
This 17th Annual Fishing tournament benefits St. Augustine Youth Services. First, second and third place cash prizes and trophies go to fishermen for redfish, flounder and trout. The cost to enter is $30 per angler. For registration information, contact Chris Thierrien at 904-6694568 or Robin Burchfield at 904-892-1770.
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KPMG WOMEN’S PGA CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK World Golf Hall of Fame June 9-12 Take part in the exciting KPMG Women’s PGA Championship Week at the World Golf Hall of Fame featuring past champions, a unique scavenger hunt, a special photo opportunity with the trophy, and a chance to watch the Championship broadcast as it’s shown throughout the museum. The World Golf Hall of Fame is open MondaySaturday, 10am-6pm and on Sundays, from noon to 6pm. Admission is $19.50 for adults, $18.50 for seniors, $10 for students (13 and over), and $5 for children (5-12). For more information, call 904-940-4123. 1 World Golf Place www.worldgolfhalloffame.org
ROLLING OUT THE RED CARPET EMPOWERING WOMEN’S EVENT Renaissance World Golf Village Resort June 11, 1pm-4pm This small business event is presented by Jacksonville Business Connections with special guest speaker Colleen Maloney. Colleen will deliver an inspirational message, Damsel in Defense will give a self defense product demonstration, LuLaRoe will host a fashion show, and there will be a unique meditation experience. Tickets are $35. Please visit the Rolling Out the Red Carpet Women’s Empowerment Event Facebook page for more information. 500 South Legacy Trail
SECOND SATURDAY PLANT SALE Washington Oaks Garden State Park June & July, 10am-2pm Join the Friends of Washington Oaks as they host a monthly plant sale held the second Saturday of each month. Shop from a variety of Florida Native flowers, plants, bushes for your home, patio, and garden. All proceeds from the sale go directly back to benefit the park. Regular park entrance fees apply; $5 per vehicle, up to eight people; $4 per vehicle for single occupancy or $2 per person on bicycle. 6400 North Oceanshore Boulevard www.washingtonoaks.org
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BFAST KIDS TRIATHLON Nocatee June 12, 8am Beaches Fine Arts Series presents a swim, bike, and run triathlon for kids ages 7-14. Every child will receive a race t-shirt, goody bag, and a medal. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded for finishers in each age group and gender division. There will be ample spectator space for families to watch their kids race. 245 Little River Road, Ponte Vedra www.bfasracing.org
Country superstar Miranda Lambert will be performing with special guests Kip Moore and Brothers Osborne. Slip on your best pair of boots and get ready to sing your lungs out. Tickets start at $38.75. Please visit the Ticketmaster website for more information. 300 A Philip Randolph Blvd. Jacksonville www.ticketmaster.com
ST. AUGUSTINE MUSIC FESTIVAL Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine June 16-18 and 23-25, 7:30pm
Soak in the sounds of Northeast Florida at the 10th Annual St. Augustine Music Festival, taking place during two consecutive weekends, June 16-18 and June 2325. The festival will feature musicians from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and internationally renowned artists presenting a variety of classical compositions. There will be a new piece unveiled that was written just for the festival’s tenth birthday. All concerts are free and begin at 7:30pm.
38 Cathedral Place • www.staugustinemusicfestival.org
“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC St. Augustine Amphitheatre June 11, 8pm Comedy-rock artist “Weird Al” Yankovic is in town, meaning it's time to channel your inner '90s child. The four time GRAMMY winner learned some people couldn’t make it to his 2015 tour so he extended it to another 76 cities. Tickets range from $39.50-$69.50. For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit the St. Augustine Amphitheatre website or call the Box Office at 904-209-0367. 1340C A1A South www.staugamphitheatre.com
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Market at the Pier
St. Augustine Beach Pier Every Wednesday Shop and support local vendors every Wednesday at St. Augustine Beach, featuring baked goods, hand-made gifts, jewelry and home décor. The market hosts anywhere from 60 to 80 vendors each week and is open from 8am to 12:30pm every Wednesday, rain or shine. www.thecivicassociation.org
First Friday Art Walk
Downtown St. Augustine First Friday of the Month Kick off the weekend on the first Friday of every month, from 5pm to 9pm, for a tour of the latest exhibits, music and entertainment at more than 20 participating galleries in downtown St. Augustine. Jump on board one of Ripley’s Red Sightseeing Trains or Old Town Trolleys for a complimentary shuttle service to a majority of the galleries. Shuttles run every 30 minutes for convenience. www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.org
Old City Farmers Market
St. Augustine Amphitheatre Every Saturday Visit the Old City Farmers Market for fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted items and plants directly from the producers. There’s even fresh seafood in season. The farmers market is always a lot of fun for the whole family with live entertainment and much more. The Old City Farmers Market takes place every Saturday morning at the St. Augustine Amphitheater on A1A South in St. Augustine. 8:30am to 12:30pm on Saturdays, Admission is Free. www.staugustinefm.com
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DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE AND CHVRCHES WITH PURE BATHING CULTURE St. Augustine Amphitheatre June 14, 6pm X102.9 presents an evening of indie rock and electronica music. Tickets are $56.50. For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit the St. Augustine Amphitheatre website or call the Box Office at 904-209-0367. 1340C A1A South www.staugamphitheatre.com
8TH ANNUAL BATTLE OF BLOODY MOSE Fort Mose Historic State Park June 18, 10am Re-visit the history of our city during the re-enactment of the assault on occupied Fort Mose, the site of the bloodiest battle in Florida during the global War of Jenkins Ear between Spain and Great Britain. The event will also include living history volunteers. Admission to park grounds is free with a $2 fee for entering the museum. Battle re-enactments are at 2pm and 6pm. Call the park office for directions to additional parking areas and for additional information at 904-823-2232. 15 Fort Mose Trail www.fortmose.org
THE DOWNTOWN BAZAAR The Colonial Quarter June 18, 6pm-10pm Take a stroll through the outdoor Colonial Quarter to shop for unique gifts such as jewelry, glass, paintings, local honey, books, photography, jams, and jellies from local artists. Stop and get a bite to eat or grab a drink. Be sure to check out soulful musician Dewey Via. Admission is free. 33 St. George Street www.facebook.com/thedowntownbazaar
FATHER’S DAY AT THE HALL OF FAME World Golf Hall of Fame Museum June 19, 12pm-6pm Spend the day at the museum where everyone gets complimentary admission and dad gets a free round on the putting course. Museum will be open from 12pm6pm. 1 World Golf Place www.worldgolfhalloffame.org
St. Augustine Amphitheatre June 23, 5:20pm One of the best selling reggae artists, Rebelution, will be accompanied by four other artists for relaxing evening of smooth reggae sounds. For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit the St. Augustine Amphitheatre website or call the Box Office at 904-209-0367. 1340C A1A South www.staugamphitheatre.com
ZOSO: THE ULTIMATE LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE Ponte Vedra Concert Hall June 23, 8pm Zoso formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate Led Zeppelin Live show since the real thing. Each member was carefully selected to represent the originals in looks and playing style. For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit the Ponte Vedra
CYNDI LAUPER WITH GUESTS THE PEACH KINGS St. Augustine Amphitheatre June 12, 7:30pm
Cyndi Lauper will be playing the last show of her “Detour Tour” in St. Augustine. You can look forward to hearing her perform her classic hits as well as hits from her latest studio album. For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit the St. Augustine Amphitheatre website or call the Box Office at 904-209-0367.
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Concert Hall website or call the Box Office at 904-209-0399. 1050 A1A North , Ponte Vedra Beach www.pvconcerthall.com
SUBLIME WITH ROME
7TH ANNUAL BIG BANG 5K AND FUN RUN
St. Augustine Amphitheatre July 1, 6:05pm
Christ Episcopal Church June 25, 8am A fast flat 5K along the golf course and homes of Ponte Vedra Beach. The 5K starts at $20 and the fun run is $10, price includes a t-shirt. Stick around for a post-race celebration featuring the classic recovery snacks and goodies. 400 San Juan Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach www.bigbang5k.itsyourrace.com
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Would it be summertime in St. Augustine without a Sublime with Rome concert? We didn't think so. Accompanied by three other acts – Dirty Heads, Tribal Seeds and Bleeker – it’s sure to be a night of easy listening. Grab an ice-cold beer and mellow out alongside fellow locals. Can't make it this year? Worry not – hopefully they'll continue their six year streak here in the Oldest City. For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit the St. Augustine Amphitheatre website or call the Box Office at 904-209-0367.
MUSIC IN THE BOX: TIM MALCHAK AND STU WEAVER Limelight Theatre June 26, 6pm-9pm The Music in the Box is a concert series that features local musicians from 6pm-9pm on the last Sunday of each month in the KogerGamache Studio Theatre. 11 Old Mission Avenue www.limelight-theatre.org
BARENAKED LADIES WITH ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK AND HOWARD JONES St. Augustine Amphitheatre July 2, 6:30pm In case you missed out last year, Barenaked Ladies are back. Listen for favorites like "If I Had a $1,000,000" and "One Week" alongside new tracks. For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit the St. Augustine Amphitheatre website or call the Box Office at 904-209-0367. 1340C A1A South www.staugamphitheatre.com
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INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS World Golf Village July 3, 6pm
Enjoy World Golf Village's annual community fireworks the day before Independence Day. The Museum Café will be open from 6-9pm with live music on the patio!
St. Augustine Bayfront July 4, 6pm
The All Star Orchestra will perform at 6pm until 8pm. Fireworks begin at 9:30pm. Extra parking will be available for $10 at Francis Field.
ANCIENT CITY GAME FISH CHALLENGE Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor July 7-10 Previously known as the Kingfish Challenge, The Ancient City Game Fish Challenge presented by Ancient City Game Fish Association is an exciting three day tournament featuring three divisions (Kingfish Challenge, Back Water Challenge, and Junior Kingfish Tournament) that come together to create a world class tournament in the nations oldest city. The tournament is based out of Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor and Northeast Florida Marlin Association Clubhouse. Anglers compete for prizes up to $40,000. The annual tournment fundraiser kicks off Thursday, July 7. For more information or to enter visit the Ancient City Game Fish Association website. 3070 Harbor Drive www.acg fa.com
MUSIC BY THE SEA CONCERT SERIES St. Augustine Beach Pier June & July
MY2K TOUR St. Augustine Amphitheatre July 14, 7pm
Enjoy the 14th season of the annual Music by the Sea concert series, every Wednesday from 6pm-9pm. Each week features different musical entertainment along with a local restaurant pairing. Concert guests are welcome to bring a cooler, lawn chair, and blankets. Dogs are permitted and welcome but must be on a leash. Due to limited parking at Pier Park, attendees are encouraged to ride the Trolley, which runs continuously from City Hall. The first trolley runs at 5:45pm and the last trolley is at 9:45pm.
JUNE 8 Str8-Up
While you were worrying about that Y2K bug, you were probably simultaneously crushing on Nick Lachey. It's okay, us too. Four of the hottest pop groups that shaped the late '90s/early '00s music scene will make your teenage dreams come true this summer. 98 Degrees announced the MY2K Tour, enlisting O-Town, Dream and Ryan Cabrera to join in on a celebration of the most infectious pop music of the era. Tickets range from $44-79.50.
Catch the Groove
1340C A1A South • www.staugamphitheatre.com • my2ktour.com
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FLAG WITH WAR ON WOMEN AND THE DIRTY NIL AT THE BACKYARD STAGE St. Augustine Amphitheatre July 8, 7:30pm FLAG is a punk rock band made up of members from the original Black Flag band. They will be accompanied by War on Women who is a co-ed feminist hardcorepunk band. The Dirty Nil will also be rocking out that night. For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit the St. Augustine Amphitheatre website or call the Box Office at 904-209-0367. 1340C A1A South www.staugamphitheatre.com
DANCING STARS OF ST. JOHNS COUNTY Flagler College Lewis Auditorium July 9, 7pm The St. Augustine Community School of Performing Arts (SACSPA) is hosting the "Dancing Stars of St. Johns County" at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Numerous local "celebrities" will be paired with professional dance instructors from the Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Each couple will perform for two awards in front of an audience and a panel of local celebrity judges. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio or at the St. Augustine Community School of Performing Arts. www.dancingstarsofsjc.com
Billy Buchanan & Free Avenue
Jimmy Parrish & The Waves
The Grapes of Roth
350 A1A Blvd. • www.sabca.org www.STAUGUSTINESOCIAL.com
BRIDGE OF LIONS 5K Castillo de San Marcos July 16, 7:30am Whether you enjoy running or walking, hit the pavement this summer for the 32nd Annual Bridge of Lions 5K. The event starts at the historic Castillo de San Marcos in downtown St. Augustine and will take participants over the Bridge of Lions and through Davis Shores. The race finishes at Oglethorpe Park on Anastasia Island. Finishers will receive a tech t-shirt, finisher’s medal, goody bag, and post-race refreshments. Entry fee is $25-$30 per person, depending on date of registration. 1 South Castillo Drive www.bridgeoflions5k.com
FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS St. Augustine Amphitheatre July 17, 7pm Flight of the Conchords is a folk-comedy duo. They will debut some of their new works that have been prepared just for this tour. For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit the St. Augustine Amphitheatre website or call the Box Office at 904-209-0367. 1340C A1A South www.staugamphitheatre.com
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5 SECONDS OF SUMMER Veterans Memorial Arena July 20, 7:30pm Australian pop-punk band 5 Seconds of Summer will be headlining their second concert tour. Please visit the Ticketmaster website for more information. 300 A Philip Randolph Boulevard, Jacksonville www.ticketmaster.com
THE LAST FIVE YEARS (MUSICAL)
Limelight Theatre July 29-August 21
An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show. This show will be in the Koger-Gamache Studio Theatre. Please call 904-825-1164 or visit the website below for more information.
11 Old Mission Avenue • www.limelight-theatre.org
311 WITH SPECIAL GUEST MATISYAHU St. Augustine Amphitheatre July 26, 6:30pm 311 mixes rock, rap, reggae, and funk to create their own unique sound. They'll be joined by fellow reggae artist and special guest Matisyahu. For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit the St. Augustine Amphitheatre website or call the Box Office at 904-209-0367. 1340C A1A South www.staugamphitheatre.com
PGA CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK
MUSIC IN THE BOX: ROYAL JOHNSON
World Golf Hall of Fame July 28-July 31 Visit the hall during Championship week to learn about Hall of Fame members who are PGA Champions. There will be a special scavenger hunt with a chance to win a Hall of Fame prize pack, a special photo opportunity with the Hall’s Wanamaker Trophy, and the championship broadcast will be shown throughout the museum. 1 World Golf Place www.worldgolfhalloffame.org
Limelight Theatre July 31, 6pm-9pm The Music in the Box is a concert series that features local musicians from 6-9pm on the last Sunday of each month in the KogerGamache Studio Theatre. 11 Old Mission Avenue www.limelight-theatre.org
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Plan a night out, park downtown and wander just off the beaten path down Aviles Street. Within view of the hustle and bustle of the Plaza de la Constitución, this downtown haven provides restauarant, gallery and shop options galore – the makings of a perfect summertime date night or afternoon escapade.
DAN HOLIDAY LEATHER The man behind the business is just as much of a legend as his sandals are. Pop in anytime and check out his vast collection of custom leather handbags and sandals. Stay for a while and watch the intricate process of custom-shoe making and take in the rich aroma of freshly tanned leather – you know the smell.
Once known as St. Augustine's most fashionable boarding house, this coquina stunner now plays host to a tourist-loved museum. Rent out the space's private courtyard garden for weddings, rehearsal dinners, showers, reunions and corporate events to celebrate in Oldest City style.
11 Aviles Street
20 Aviles Street www.ximenezfatiohouse.org
GAUFRE'S & GOODS Looking for something different to enjoy for dinner tonight? Search no further. Gaufre's & Goods is serving up Polish and Greek fare sure to satisfy your cravings. Not well versed on central European delicacies? Go for the pierogies with sautéed onions – they're a Polish comfort food you'll want to incorporate into your weekly menu planning.
9A&B Aviles Street
CELLAR 6 A tried and true St. Augustine date night staple, Cellar 6 features an impressive martini and wine list alongside a menu full of crowd-pleasing fare. Get there early to snag an outdoor table (perfect for downtown people watching) or stay after hours for a generous late-night happy hour featuring live music.
AMIRO ART & FOUND This downtown art haven boasts a contemporary design gallery and exhibition space. Chalk full of modern jewelry designs, vintage paintings and sculpture. Add them to your list of stops during First Friday Art Walks held monthly.
6 Aviles Street www.cellar6staugustine.com
9C Aviles Street www.amiroartandfound.com
BEACH DAY Remember when summer was just one long string of lazy days? You might be sitting at your desk now, but who's to say you can't start planning your summertime weekend plans? By Meeka Anne BARNEY’S BEACH SERVICE First, call Stacy. He'll deliver you a large canvas umbrella compete with 2 deck-style chairs for $35. Talk about must-have accessories for a full beach day. 860 A1A Beach & 430 A1A Beach 904-461-1422 PIT SURF SHOP Whether you love the land or the sea, find what you need to get moving at the Pit. Rent a bicycle, surfboard, or paddle board for some family fun. 18 A Street 904-471-4700 MANGO MANGO'S Get a famous corn cake or fresh wrap with yuca fries to go.There's no better place to enjoy authentic Caribbean fare than toes in the water and butt in the sand. 700 A1A Beach Boulevard 904-461-1076 PRIVATE SERENADE BY DUSTY Stay until sunset, and perhaps you’ll see Dusty from F street performing his daily ritual of serenading the sunset by playing “Taps” on his trumpet. F Street
SEA TURTLE SAFETY By Meeka Anne
ARTISAN AQUARIUMS There comes a point when you need to put away your child’s fish bowl and step up your game. When that time comes, give Mat Roy a call – he knows a thing or two about at-home ocean life. Written & photographed by Steve Parr
at Roy is the owner of St. Augustine's very own CustomAquarium.com. The name explains exactly what he does. He designs, builds, and even maintains both freshwater and saltwater aquariums of any size. While he came to St. Augustine to work on the St. Augustine Aquarium (he’s building an 80,000 gallon snorkel lagoon), Mat also designs and builds custom aquariums for homes, restaurants, hotels, museums, and sports stadiums. The Marlins Park in Miami features two of his aquariums, installed just behind home plate. If Mat looks somewhat familiar to you, it’s because you may well have seen him before. Mat appeared on the television
show Fish Tank Kings on NatGeo Wild. Starring in 22 episodes over three seasons. Mat has built or consulted on aquariums from 200 gallons up to 1 million gallons. Each custom-built aquarium is made of crystal clear acrylic and intricate filtration systems. Wary of tackling aquarium cleaning day alone? Don't be. Cleaning and maintenance is just as important as the original installation, so it's only natural that Mat's team should offer their expert services. After having been in the business for over 20 years, nothing is ever too wild or complicated – he's up for any challenge. 114 Allgood Circle, Suite 107 www.customaquarium.com
From May until October, we are sharing the beach with more than just summer tourists. It’s Sea Turtle Nesting Season, and these tiny hatchlings are delicate, so remember to take a few extra measures to ensure their safety. Before leaving for the day, fill all holes left by sandcastles or tire tracks. Also, be sure to remove all beach gear, including tents and chairs, before dark and pick up any fishing line, rope or plastic you see. Never approach sea turtles emerging from or returning to sea. If you live right on the beach (lucky you!), remember not to use exterior lights. Lights near the shore can disorient the hatchlings, causing them to wander inland where conditions are dangerous. www.STAUGUSTINESOCIAL.com
LOCAL AUTHOR SUMMER READS
SUMMERTIME BEACH SAFETY
Check out this list of local authors who can take you away from your cares for a day.
Jessica Earl, Lieutenant for the Marine Rescue Division shares her experiences and tips as one of St. Augustine's top knotch lifeguards.
By Meeka Anne
Photography by Brian Miller What's one thing you wish every St. Augustine beachgoer knew before stepping on the sand? That we have a beautiful environment that we need to respect. Clean up after yourself on the beach, leave no trace that you were there and respect the power and unpredictability of the ocean. Know your limits in the water and swim near a lifeguard. How many lifeguards are on duty at any given time? The full season runs Memorial Day through Labor Day. We staff on average 32 guards Saturdays and Sundays and 24 guards Monday-Friday. From March through Memorial Day pre-season staffing is in place which consists of seasonal patrols supplemented by 24/7 response from career Fire Rescue personnel. Is there any sort of special training you require St. Johns County Fire Rescue lifeguards to complete? Lifeguards are required to attend our Marine Rescue Academy which consists of eight hours of CPR training, 40 hours of Emergency Medical Responder and 40 hours of Surf Rescue Training. We also require all seasonal supervisors attend an Emergency Vehicle Operations course and Personal Watercraft Rescue Operations Course. Many of our guards are also certified EMTs and
"Respect the power and unpredictability of the ocean. Know your limits in the water and swim near a lifeguard." Paramedics. We require all returning lifeguards to complete a minimum of 24 hours of refresher training every year. How many saves on average does a St. Johns County Fire Rescue lifeguard have each season? It varies greatly between beaches and guards, some areas have rescues almost daily when surf conditions are rough, while other beaches and guards can go an entire season without a rescue. We encourage our guards to make preventative actions such as whistling swimmers out of a rip current or away from a dangerous area that we hope will mitigate the need for a lot of rescues. Hardest part of your job? Maintaining a balance with all the day to day obligations of the job; making sure that
beach is staffed and there are adequate resources to respond to water related emergencies throughout the county while still allowing time for training both inside the department and with other agencies, as well as public education events in the community and administrative tasks. Part of your job that brings you back every day? I have the opportunity to work in a place that most people visit on vacation. I feel the most comfortable in the water and am thankful for the opportunity to work in a profession that allows me to utilize my skills in a meaningful way for the community that I live in. Can you tell us about your most rewarding save? I think that every save is rewarding in its own way. For the people involved in any given emergency it is often the most traumatic event they have ever been through. The the opportunity to intervene in a positive way whether its finding a missing child, rescuing someone in the water or assisting in a medical emergency is rewarding.
HEART OF PALM BY LAURA LEE SMITH Smith’s bestselling first novel, which made it to Oprah’s book club, is set in Utina – a tiny town on the Intracoastal between St. Augustine and Jacksonville. Fiction – Drama
THE 14TH COLONY BY STEVE BERRY The 11th in the Cotton Malone series, this political suspense novel will keep you glued to your chair. Fiction – Mystery/Suspense
PLANE LIFE BY MARY BENNETT GOLLY Learn what the real life of a flight attendant is like, complete with the challenges of balancing relationships, motherhood and career. Nonfiction – Memoir
P R O M OT I O N
LUNCH IS SERVED LA COCINA RESTAURANT
This luxurious little restaurant on the beach packs a powerful, flavorful punch – you've just got to check it out. Located at the Castillo Real Hotel on St. Augustine Beach, you'll find an international menu with a Latin twist. Bonus – they're open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In our case, it's a favorite for official lunch meetings or an extra special mid-day break. 530 A1A Beach Blvd. www.lacocinarestaurants.com
OF OUR FAVORITES
Whether you're craving a quick bite of something healthy or a long luxe lunch - we've rounded up our top 5 favorite local eateries for a mid-day break.
BREWZ | N | DAWGZ
The classiest, good-for-you hot dog you will ever eat in your life. We promise. Brewz | n | Dawgz makes the American classic comfort food of hot dogs no longer a guilty pleasure. Paired with the best french fries we've ever tasted and a cold Florida brew equals quick lunch perfection. Inside you'll find a chic, laid-back atmosphere which is a great escape for your office cubicle. 1974 U.S. 1 South www.brewzndawgz.com
THE MUSEUM CAFÉ
STIR IT UP
A classic cafe with a menu to impress. Located adjacent to the World Golf Hall of Fame gift shop, The Museum Café offers in-house dining and take-out service for lunch. An extensive menu includes an assortment of burgers, deli-fresh sandwiches, soups and salads. Dine inside or sit outside on the lakeside patio and enjoy the sounds of the fountains.
Break up your day with a visit to the beach... or close to it. Stir It Up features positive food in a positive environment on A Street. They're known for their laid back style and delicious wraps, burritos, pitas and smoothies. A fresh treat to get on the go or sit in the sun for a bit. Try the Sushi Burrito or Rainbow Wrap!
1 World Golf Place www.worldgolfhallfoffame.org
18 A Street www.stiritupstaug.com
Catch the freshest lunch at this quaint spot on Charlotte Street. Their fish, shrimp, and clams are caught in Florida waters, delivered fresh every day. The selection varies from snapper to sheepshead, mahi mahi to triggerfish, and flounder to black drum. Sea folk and landlubbers will all find something they'll enjoy. The perfect mid-day break. Sit inside or lunch al fresco in their courtyard. 40 Charlotte Street www.catchtwentyseven.com
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ST. AUGUSTINE MUSIC FESTIVAL For the past 10 years, Creative Director Jorge Peña and the St. Augustine Music Festival have been bringing free classical music performances to downtown St. Augustine. By Sarah McCartan | Photography by Brian Miller Year after year, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra violinist and artistic director Jorge Peña and his team consistently deliver high quality concerts in support of their mission: "Entertain, Educate, and Elevate through Music." “I believe music — especially classical music — has the power to inspire us to do greater things, to change us for the better, and provide entertainment,” said Jorge. “We want people to come and hear how a first-class classical music concert can truly enhance our human experience.” Though his wife and fellow orchestra musician Jin (cellist) claims the festival was an overnight revelation Jorge brought to life, he explains it was an idea he had been thinking over for quite some time. He found himself drawn to the location of the Cathedral Basilica after he and Jin were invited to perform there. “Father Tim Lozier was looking for ways to make the church more relevant and visible in the community. He loved the idea and approved the festival,” said Jorge. The Cathedral provides a historic backdrop and offers wonderful acoustics for performances.
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His goal is to make SAMF “the jewel of the nation...I want to invite everyone to come and enjoy listening to great classical music. You would have to travel far and pay for expensive tickets to go hear these musicians somewhere else,” said Jorge.
Since its inception, SAMF has grown to be a packed out event. Despite its size, it remains free to the public, making it the only festival of its kind in the United States. “About 150 people attended the very first concert, and each night attendance grew by word of mouth. Now the majority of the concerts are standing room only and the festival attracts many tourists who plan their vacations around the event,” explained Jorge.
something that benefits the community we live in, and by doing so I am carrying out the mission of the festival,” he said. The 2016 St. Augustine Music Festival takes place across back to back weekends, June 16-18 and June 23-25. All concerts are free and start at 7:30pm in the St. Augustine Cathedral Basilica. No tickets required. Details and full schedule available online.
Jorge’s own love of performing chamber music keeps him inspired to bring this festival to life each year. Not only that, he sees the event as a gift to the community. “Ultimately I think everyone wants to give
SAMF welcomes charitable assistance from the community in the form of donations and volunteer support. 38 Cathedral Place www.staugustinemusicfestival.org
As if you need another reason to visit Declaration and Co., the hip San Marco shop is unveiling a whole new way you can shop Uptown St. Augustine this summer. Introducing Local Makers Marketplace at Declaration and Co – a pop-up shop of artisans like soap makers, furniture makers, and brewers selling their wares in a one-ofa-kind way. For the monthly shopping event, stylish makers will be invited to showcase their products for the afternoon. Happening the last Saturday of every month from 2pm-6pm, the Local Makers Marketplace at Declaration & Co. is a pre-game for the shopping district’s regular Uptown St. Augustine’s nighttime festivities. www.STAUGUSTINESOCIAL.com
JUNE 16 ~18 •JUNE 23~25
10th ANNIVERSARY USA’S LARGEST, FREE CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
ALL CONCERTS AT 7:30 PM in the CATHEDRAL BASILICA
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It's said that the couple in this early 1900s photograph were celebrating their honeymoon. Turns out, heading to the beach was quite a luxurious but common place travel destination.
A DAY AT THE BEACH 100 years ago, St. Augustine Beach was in its infancy. Today, it's a cornerstone to the St. Augustine lifestyle and tourism allure. So how exactly did it get so popular one century later?
y May in St. Augustine the tourist crowds are setting in for the summer, and you can start to feel the squeeze of congestion (more so than usual) downtown and along the beach. Vendors and restaurants are making plans and stocking the shelves for the impending crowds. It’s hard to believe that 100 years ago the concerns would have been the exact opposite. By May 1, 1916, most hotels were closing for the season. Back then, the bulk of the city’s tourist population arrived during the winter months to escape the northern cold, like today’s snowbirds. In fact, once the hotels closed the city entered into what was referred to in 1913 as “the dull summertime when there isn’t a bit of business.” However, about 100 years ago a big shift was happening, especially in St. Augustine Beach, and people began to enjoy the
By Matt Armstrong beaches during the summer months in greater numbers. Because of Jim Crow laws, St. Augustine’s black population (about 40% of the population in 1916) was restricted from enjoying the beach at any time of the year, and the development along the beach was only available for whites. Frank B. Butler would not establish Butler Beach for black beachgoers until 1927. Excursions to North Beach (Vilano Beach today) were common in the late 1800s. Travel via Capos North Beach Transportation (a horse drawn car on rails) would set you back $0.10 during the daytime, but $0.25 on Thursday night when there was dancing. Or you could travel to original North Beach aboard the Victory, captained by Frank Usina, on Sundays, Thursdays, and Saturdays (This was the predecessor of the Victory III, still operated today by the Usina family, giving tours of the bay). Excursions to Summer www.STAUGUSTINESOCIAL.com
Haven, including an all day picnic and fishing, left from Corbett’s Dock (near the east end of Hypolita Street) at 9am and cost $0.50. While we still partake in similar recreational activities as our beach-going 1916 counterparts (fishing, bicycling, swimming, picnicking) we probably wouldn’t share their attire. Bare arms and lower legs were becoming common for men’s and women’s suits by then, but the term “swim suit” didn’t even enter our vocabulary until 1915. Reporting on a beach excursion in 1891 made up of 500 people, the Record noted that “it is estimated that during the afternoon 200 people frolicked in the surf.” When you visit St. Augustine Beach this summer and splash in the surf, remember those that laid the groundwork for your beach day in our beautiful city more than 100 years ago!
The locals have spoken. After gathering thousands of votes in just a few short weeks, we've compiled the ultimate list of the best businesses and services in St. Augustine. Whether you're a born-and-bred STA local or a new resident, we're sure you'll read up on a few classics to rediscover and newbies worth checking out!
Debbie’s Day Spa & Salon
With the hustle and bustle of today’s world, it’s important to find time to relax and refresh. Where better to do just that than right here in St. Augustine at Debbie’s Day Spa? Amenities include manicure and pedicure treatments, massage, facial, and body treatment rooms, seven hair stations which begs the question, ‘what else could you need from a spa?’ Debbie’s has just about everything to bring any Augustinian back from the brink of exhaustion and restore them to the picture of beauty and health. 403 Anastasia Boulevard
Best Business Curb Appeal Blue Water Jewelers
Jewelry is a beautiful business, so of course the building you shop in should be beautiful too! Blue Water Jewelers, uniquely located over the Bridge of Lions right on A1A, boasts a beautiful intracoastal background with water views. The building isn’t so bad itself, as greenery outfront and intricate tilework are only a few features of curb appeal.
Friendliest Staff Blue Water Jewelers
Panache - An Aveda Store, Salon & Spa
More than 30 talented industry professionals comprise the team at Panache. The staff is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service while using the latest techniques to make sure each client has a pleasant experience. Offering an array of services, from hair cutting and styling, nails, facials, make-up, hair removal and massage, Panache is sure to have something on the menu to satisfy your beauty needs. Our entire office staff agrees with the local consensus – Panache is the place to go when it’s time for a new ‘do. 1089 A1A Beach Boulevard
Walk into Blue Water Jewelers and despite the surrounding splendor, you will feel right at home. The staff will greet enthusiastically, care for attentively, and make your shopping experience delightful. The store is family owned and has been a part of the St. Augustine community for 10 years. From hands on, jovial customer service at both the A1A and the downtown locations to a Facebook page rife with giveaways and quick replies, St. Augustinians agree that if you want to find a retail home, look no further than the staff at Blue Water. 500 Anastasia Boulevard 24 Cathedral Place, Suite 101
Best Workout DRiV Fitness
DRiV Fitness isn't just a gym, it's a community where you build relationships while you meet your fitness goals. DRiV Fitness focuses on everyday movements so you will become stronger in your day to day routine. This gym community uses a wide range of fitness equipment from climbing ropes, barbells, to your own body for the ultimate workout. Feeling like you’ll be a lone wolf at DRiV Fitness? Think again. DRiV Fitness members include the elderly, middle aged parents, professional athletes, college students and kids ages five and up. There is something for everyone.
The Yoga Box
Yoga is a delicate practice and The Yoga Box at DRiV Fitness gives the ultimate experience, a journey to the heart. The Yoga Box follows a motto of "love and light," focusing on bringing out the love and light in yourself and others through the practice of yoga. With midmorning and evening classes, relaxing and invigorating infrared heat and a welcoming staff, it's no wonder why The Yoga Box is said to have the best zen. Find DRiV Fitness and The Yoga Box at 1 News Place, Suite D
Treat Yourself Best Pedicure
Debbie's Day Spa & Salon 403 Anastasia Boulevard
Best Brow Wax Amazing Brow
500 Outlet Mall Boulevard, #115
Best Massage City Wellness
2225 A1A South, Suite B6
Best Facial City Wellness
2225 A1A South, Suite B6
Best Men’s Cut
Price’s Barbershop 10 Granada Street
Best Place to... Hoptinger Bier Garden & Sausage House 200 Anastasia Boulevard
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Hoptinger Bier Garden & Sausage House 200 Anastasia Boulevard
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Chef Michael Lugo lives a life dedicated to the food he cooks. In addition to being the owner of Michael’s Tasting Room, he has served as the executive chef of the Spanish style Taberna de Caballo along with the the British style Bull and Crown Pub. Chef Michael Lugo is well known and well-respected in St. Augustine for always cooking with the freshest ingredients and creating his dishes from scratch. With his extreme attention to detail, Chef Michael Lugo never fails to provide the ultimate fine dining experience for his guests. Coming from a Puerto Rican family, Chef Lugo first found his love for cooking watching his grandmother prepare meals at home. With his unique style of cooking and competitive desire to be the best, Chef Michael Lugo has undoubtedly earned the title of best chef.
Epic Theaters of St. Augustine 112 Theatre Drive
Take a Foodie The Floridian 72 Spanish Street
People Watch Tini Martini 24 Avenida Menendez
Best Wine List
Michael’s Tasting Room
With over 400 labels and 2,000 bottles in inventory, there's no question Michael’s Tasting Room has the best wine list in time. Whether you’re looking for something more familiar and traditional or something exotic and unique, Michael’s Tasting Room has something for your taste buds. This wine list boasts some of the finest wines from all over the world – sure to satisfy any picky out-of-town-guests. Chef Michael Lugo is constantly searching for and studying new wines to bring back to his elegant restaurant in Downtown St. Augustine. 25 Cuna Street
Best Kid Friendly Restaurant
Best Vegetarian Food
Present Moment Cafe
Let’s face it, kids are picky. And when you throw more than one kid in the mix, finding a place to eat can be nearly impossible. But pizza is a crowd pleaser and when it comes to pizza, Mellow Mushroom has got you covered! Whether looking to escape downtown after a busy day of shopping or heading back home after a day playing on the beach, Mellow Mushroom offers a diverse menu with gourmet pizzas for mom and dad and a plenty of delicious options for the kids. Wednesdays at the brightly colored restaurant even cater just to the little ones with $3 kids meals and Bingo from 6:30pm-8pm. If the kids are getting hungry and you don’t know where to go, look no further than Mellow Mushroom! 410 Anastasia Boulevard Steve Parr
Vegetarian and vegan restaurants are rare gems in and of themselves, but an even more rare prize is the Present Moment Cafe. Tucked away on West King Street, the Present Moment Cafe is a local herbivore’s paradise. From Pad Thai to nachos to dairy-free cashew ice cream, the Present Moment Cafe is the perfect spot for anyone looking to spice up the tired menu of carnivorism. 224 West King Street
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Best Local Seafood Catch 27
Fresh is the big word at Catch 27. Named for its devotion to seafood freshly caught in the waters off the coast of the nation’s 27th state, Catch 27 provides a comfortable, friendly atmosphere for seafood lovers of all kinds. Their menu spans an ocean of locally caught seafood options including shrimp and clams along with a vast variety of fish ranging from snapper, mahi mahi, to flounder, and many more. 40 Charlotte Street
The Blue Hen Cafe
Having breakfast at The Blue Hen Cafe is just like going to grandma’s. Combine old fashioned Southern breakfast cuisine with a homey atmosphere and throw in some of the friendliest staff you could ever hope for and you’ve got breakfast any given day at The Blue Hen. 117 Martin Luther King Avenue
Best Quick Lunch Drake’s Deli
Tucked into an unassuming stretch of San Marco Avenue, Drake’s Deli might be overlooked by a visitor, but locals know it’s one of St. Augustine’s gems. Whether you're looking for somewhere to go on your lunch break or you're on your way to Castillo de San Marcos after a tour of the Old Jail with visiting guests, Drake’s is the most delicious option for grabbing something fast and easy. 138 San Marco Avenue
Best Outdoor Dining Cap’s on the Water
A real throwback to old Floridian life, Cap’s on the Water features the quintessential wooden dock outdoor dining experience to enchant even the most hardened city-dweller. Enjoy freshly caught local seafood from underneath a tree canopy strewn with hundreds of twinkling lights and watch the sun set. Fall in love with the old Florida, the way it once was. Go for a date night, or take your out-oftown guests to dinner for an impressive and memorable night out. 4325 Myrtle Street, Vilano Beach
Gas Full Service Restaurant
With its vintage feel and delicious fare, Gas climbs its way to the top of restaurant charts all over St. Augustine. Well-known for its burgers, Gas puts fresh twists on the tried and true classic burger in ways barely imaginable to the taste buds. From the iconic Jalepeño Popper Burger to the Kickin’ Crunch Burger, Gas is the king of the St. Augustine burger scene. 9 Anastasia Boulevard
Best Cocktails The Ice Plant
This downtown vintage bar is a must try, not only because of the awesome 1930s atmosphere but also because of the amazing drinks. As the Ice Plant also houses the St. Augustine Distillery, many drinks feature either the St. Augustine Gin or Vodka. Whether signature to the Ice Plant, such as the LA Dolce Vita, a cocktail made with St. Augustine Vodka, honeydew, lime, salers, and shishito pepper, or a florida twist on the classic Moscow Mule featuring St. Augustine Vodka, any choice at the Ice Plant is original and refreshing. 110 Riberia Street
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Best Beer List JP Henley’s
With 70 beers on tap and a selection of over 120 bottled beers from around the world, it’s no surprise locals voted JP Henley’s has the best beer list. They are constantly researching new products from all over the world to add to the menu. So next time you’re looking to grab a beer in downtown stop by this cozy pub for a cold one. 10 Marine Street
Crème de la Cocoa
Take a bite of any dessert from Crème de la Cocoa and you’ll be heralding Nils and Bailey Rowland as culinary geniuses. Any of the sweets – from their many chocolate confections to cakes for any occasion – wows both the taste buds and the eye. The husband and wife pair have been wowing St. Augustine so well that the dessert shop is moving from a shared space with DOS Coffee to their own location right across the street (grand opening later this summer!). The new location will have more space to bring the city decadent confectionery as well as classes in dessert creation for the public. The familial atmosphere and the mouthwatering pastries secure Crème de la Cocoa’s spot as St. Augustine’s Best Dessert. 300 San Marco Avenue
Have you ever had an Australian latte? If not, you should! The Kookaburra has a variety of delicious options for any coffee lover. Drinks include their signature Hot Aussie, a latte with homemade vanilla and cream (try it iced during the summer months!). With three different locations in St. Augustine, there are plenty of opportunities for you to hop on over and try the delicious Aussie cafe. Be sure to start a loyalty card... you’ll get that free coffee in no time. 24 Cathedral Place www.STAUGUSTINESOCIAL.com
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'Tis the season to set out in search of the perfect bikini or pair of trunks for those relaxing days off on the coast. From swimwear and sunglasses to the perfect pair of flip-flops, the Sunshine Shop has it all, including specialty maternity swimwear, athletic gear, and housewears. 645 A1A Beach Boulevard
A Last Minute Gift Declaration & Co.
Forgot mom’s birthday? Didn’t get your brother something for graduation? What should you give your neighbor for their baby shower? Don’t stress! Declaration & Co is widely known as the best place to buy a last minute gift. There is something for everyone and for every occasion – seriously. 63 San Marco Avenue
A Guy Gift Oak & Adze
Slingshots, hatchets, knives, beard oil, and bowties all have one thing in common: men. All of these things that men love are found under one roof – Oak & Adze. The shop’s motto, “Be Well-Hewn,” goes both for its customers and its products. 112B St. George Street
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No amount of HGTV binge-watching will transform you into a home expert. Better to leave transforming your space to the pros. This uptown San Marco shop is chalk-full of funky furniture, accessories and creatives ready to assist! 56 San Marco Avenue
Best Place to Buy a Dress Goldfinch Boutique
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No matter your budget – keeping your pursestrings tight or looking to splurge – Goldfinch Boutique is your haven for dress shopping. 77 San Marco Avenue #1
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Chase Rideman, Chris Washington, David Jeff, Ted McClellan, and Kenny Hamilton together make up the fantastic musical group Chillula. Chillula offers the perfect blend of Rock, Soul, Jazz, and more, spinning together just the right sound to fill the dancefloor at any event. From weddings to festivals, Chillula is known to dazzle guests and get their feet moving. www.chillula.com
Each morning, the Crave crew posts a snapshot of the day's special, fresh produce, or picturesque marine view. Sharing everything from salads, smoothies, and wraps to lesser known energypacked sweet treats, the locally-loved food truck knows a thing or two about sparking (and satisfying!) your lunchtime cravings. So next time you're standing in line, be sure to check the day's post and let Andrés know you'll take the Instagram special... it's always picture-perfect and delicious. 134 Riberia Street
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Volleywood Beach Academy For kids 10 and up and the young at heart, the Volleywood Beach Academy offers expert coaching for volleyball athletes of all backgrounds and skill levels. Private and group practice sessions are available. What better way to spend the summer than playing in the sand on the beach? 350 A1A Beach Boulevard
Best FoodtToro!uck Winner Best Local Festival Rhythm & Ribs
With over 25,000 attendees annually, the awardwinning Rhythm & Ribs Festival is a serious crowdpleaser. The event is designed to give back to the community which they love so very much, the St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary Club brings people together for good music, great barbeque, and a good cause. All proceeds go to charity, making every dollar spent on a good time at Rhythm & Ribs a dollar for good works. www.rhythmandribs.net
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St. Augustine Social Community Partners do more than just advertise... their investment gives way to new conversations, supports charitable and community events and unites a city by helping us tell interesting stories and faciliate an environment where no one is a stranger.
Style ARM CANDY By Mikayla Rafferty It's time to break out your warm weather fashion favorites. Winter and spring are fun for mixing and matching scarves with your favorite fuzzy sweaters, but now it’s time for less (no more hiding behind layers and jackets!). Summer means opting for shorts and letting your shoulders feel the sun. Because we’re wearing less, it may come as more of a fashion challenge to make your summer style standout – enter Bourbon and Boweties. Build your own ensemble of colorful bracelets that add an extra pop to your tank and shorts while complimenting your sunkissed glow. Mixing and matching these Florida-made bracelets is easy – choose from beautiful pastel beads and gems to stones and shot gun shells. The more contrast in materials, the bigger the impact. An easy gift idea for your daughter on her graduation day or your girlfriend on your anniversary; each individual bracelet is one of a kind and unique to the wearer, a thoughtful gift that will warm her heart. To make your summer style, or hers, standout find Bourbon and Boweties at Rochelle’s on the island just over the Bridge of Lions. Visit Rochelle’s, throw yourself into the colors of summer and find the bracelet stack that best expresses your summer self.
104 Anastasia Blvd. www.rochellesclothing.com
Inside: Arbiter // Father's Day Picks // Suncare Essentials // Dream Condo
VINTAGE-INSPIRED TREASURES Briana Gardner
Red Pineapple Boutique is known best for their assortment of cheeky retro kitchen accessories and darling vintagestyle party dresses. Store Manager Briana Gardner showed us around the downtown shop and hand-picked a few of her favorite (and best selling!) items just in time for summer. Photography by Rob Futrell
"I think people best know Red Pineapple for the vintage-style kitchenwares in the front of the store. Beyond the mugs and tea towels we have countless pieces of jewelry, clothing and accessories fit for any style and price point."
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6 7 1 - Ceramic Berry Baskets, 2 - Mojito Magnets by Meghan McCrary, 3 - Faux Turquoise Statement Earrings, 4 - Navy Blue Jumpsuit by Sugarlips Apparel, 5 - Basil Citronella Candle, 6 - Sunglasses, 7 - Miniature Retro Ceramic Casserole Dish
All items available at Red Pineapple Boutique, 120 St. George Street
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FOR DAD From wave-loving surfers to prim and proper gentlemen, St. Augustine shops have the perfect gift for any type of dad this Father's Day.
TRIVIA BOOK What dad doesn't love random trivia? Give him the gift of useless knowledge this year. Available at
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PRE-SHAVE SOLUTION A new addition to his shaving routine he's sure to love. Be warned, it'll quickly become a product he can't seem to live without. Available at
FUNNY CARD He's always been there (even during those horrible pre-teen years). Make him laugh while sharing the love.
Available at Spanish Dutch Convoy WOODEN BOWTIE A modern take on a fashion classic, he'll love wearing this conversation starter to work and date nights.
Available at Oak & Adze
ICE MOLDS Dads always love a whiskeyrelated gift. Give him something unexpected with that awesome bottle of bourbon. Available at St.
SUNGLASSES Give dad a pair of timeless sunglasses he's sure to love and wear for years to come.
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SUNCARE FINDS From pre-beach sunscreens to post-pool hair treatments, summertime suncare definitely extends beyond the tanning lotion and sunglasses routine of yesteryear.
BODY LOTION After a day in the sun, skin can be dry and irritated. Reach for this bottle post pool-lounging and add some serious moisture to your newly tanned skin.
MOISTURIZER Keep your complexion fresh and bright by adding a protective barrier against the sun. Available
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at Fountain of Youth Spa & Laser Center
SPRAY SUNSCREEN Keep a bottle in your beach bag or purse and be ready to step out into the sun anytime. Available at Facial
SKIN MIST Quench dry skin with just a spritz. Keep a bottle handy for a pre-dinner and drinks refresher. Available at
ALOE CREAM Too much sun, not so much fun? Apply a thick layer of this locally-formulated aloe cort cream for instant relief.
Available at Harmony Medical
HAIR MASK A day at the beach is just as harsh on your hair as it is your skin. Apply a handful to revive salty and sun-bleached locks to their former glory.
Available at Panache
ORANGE ODDITIES Warm summertime sunshine calls for punchy bright home decor and fashions. From beach bags to coffee table books, brighten up your life this summer by seeking out these coveted locally-sourced items. DESK STOOL Woven with yellow and red threads, this interesting furniture piece plays a trick on the eyes, resulting in a perfect orange hue.
BEACH BAG Pack up your sunnies, coverup and juicy summer read all in one chic patterned tote. Available at
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LIP BALM Perfect for adding a touch of color to any desktop or handbag, this fragrant disk is a must-have.
HAIR SUNSCREEN Protect those perfectly conditioned and colored locks from the harmful effects of the midday Florida sun. Available at
Available at Goldfinch Boutique
SLINGSHOT Tap your inner child and practice your slingshot skills. Available at Oak &
COFFEE TABLE BOOK Ideal for any bookshelf or coffee table, this colorful read is the perfect gift for any fontlover (i.e. every member of our office staff).
Available at Philosophie
CHAIR Add a retro touch to any living space with a midcentury inspired seat.
Available at West to East
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Completely Reimagined Condo In just 60 days, Lindsey Skye Maguire turned a typical condo space into a luxurious one-of-a-kind oasis. By Sarah McCartan | Photography by Rob Futrell
rawn to the serene feeling of fancy hotels she’s stayed in while traveling, Lindsey Skye Maguire sought to replicate these same zenfilled vacation vibes within her own dreamy condo. “I've stayed in some really fantastic hotels and indulged in too many spa days to count, so I wanted to capture that easy, stress-free vacation feeling,” said Lindsey. As managing partner of Ancient City Real Estate, Lindsey is constantly advising her clients to consider resale value. However, when it came to her own space, she took an entirely different approach. “Although my job is to help people buy property at a good value and advise them not to over-improve, my personal residence was definitely the opposite. This was just something I wanted,” she explained. Foregoing any thoughts of resale, Lindsey set out to create something magnificent that is very 'Lindsey.' She wanted a place she could fall in love with, a place where she could feel like she was on vacation
while at home — her own curated hotel experience. A condo at The Preserve acted as Lindsey’s clean slate for this project. She was attracted to the location and the lack of maintenance a condo demands. The Preserve is quietly removed from the hustle and bustle, yet conveniently located just east of the bridge, in close proximity to the beach, her office in Lighthouse Plaza, shopping areas, and downtown. “It's in the middle of town and 5-10 minutes from everywhere I need to be,” she said. Having rented within the complex previously, Lindsey was familiar with the property. The upstairs unit she selected to purchase is the largest floor plan available, and is tucked away in a corner of the complex, surrounded by trees. Her front door faces a green area, perfect for her poodle, Truffles. “I love how set back this building is and that I have a front yard for Truffles. The neighbors are always friendly and always planting fresh new flowers!” she said.
Details Residents: Lindsey Skye Maguire and her poodle Truffles Amenities: 1 bed, 2 baths Size: 1,521 sq. ft. Year Built: 2000 Remodel Year: 2015
One of the reasons Lindsey loves hotels so much is the lack of clutter. In her space, everything has its own place. “I wanted to create my own luxurious space with no clutter. If it doesn't serve a pretty purpose, I don't want it in my house. Nothing extra. Nothing sitting out. Everything put away. No extra appliances,” she said.
Total Makeover In just 60 days — from August 19 to October 19, 2015 — Lindsey transformed her condo into a hotel-like retreat. As the sole designer for this condo flip, every decision was one that suited her wishes and aligned with her desire to create an “easy” space. “So much of my time working is spent making decisions. And while one of my strengths is decisiveness, I appreciate a vacation where I don't have to make a choice. Where everything is planned and easy,” said Lindsey. “So why not make home feel exactly like that? I designed a space that was easy and felt like my own personal hotel.” When guests enter Lindsey’s condo, music is playing while the visitors are led up a custom-tiled stairway, and round the corner into her completely open kitchen and living area. A quartz kitchen island
adorns the center of the space, with a light fixture situated directly above that mimics champagne glasses. Tucked away bar stools offer minimal seating. To the right is Lindsey’s living space, with an L-shaped white sofa. This inviting area opens up to the outdoors by way of a porch balcony. Gazing up from the open kitchen and living space is the loft, which is now Lindsey's home office. Illuminated from above with the help of a skylight, the loft doubles as her workout area. Just below, nestled under a spiral staircase is a nook dedicated solely to Truffles. Undoubtedly, the most notable transformation of the renovation is Lindsey’s sleeping quarters and closet. Lindsey turned what began as a two bedroom floor plan into a one bedroom with an en suite.
“I've stayed in some really fantastic hotels and indulged in too many spa days to count, so I wanted to capture that easy, stress-free vacation feeling,” said Lindsey.
She removed the closet from the master bedroom. She then used that space to build an expansive custom bathroom with a large, inviting bathtub, and designed a place for her to put her makeup on. Lindsey then opted to turn her guest room into her closet and dressing room. Here, her wardrobe is neatly displayed and intentionally organized and hung across all four walls. Though every inch of her space was created with her own desires and livability in mind, she especially enjoys the retreat and comfort of her en suite. “I honestly spend an equal amount of time in every room because it's all just mine! I love my bathtub though,” said Lindsey. Cool and Clutter Free The cool color palette throughout her home creates a calming ambiance. The walls are painted Palladian Blue, and the bulk of her furnishings are white with silver accent pieces.
Sources Designer Lindsey Skye Maguire Contractor Forrest Builders, LLC Flooring, Tiled Stairway, Backsplash, Counters, and Cabinetry Floor Factory Outlet Glass and Mirrors Lee & Cates Interior Wall Paint Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore Plants Leonardi’s Nursery
Everything matches and is purposeful, and in Lindsey’s opinion, is just as it should be. Music is constantly played in the background, controlled by Lindsey’s phone. Recessed lighting casts a subtle glow on the space by day, and at night, motion LED lights illuminate her way and twinkle as she walks. One of the reasons Lindsey loves hotels so much is the lack of disorder. In her space, everything has its own place. “I wanted to create my own luxurious space with no clutter. If it doesn't serve a pretty purpose, I don't want it in my house. Nothing extra. Nothing sitting out. Everything put away. No extra appliances,” she said. When she says no extra, she really means it. If she doesn’t use it, it’s not there. This goes for what some might consider an
essential — for example, a dishwasher. Instead, she decided installing a wine refrigerator would be much more useful. “Although my kitchen is beautiful, I think I've only used the oven once or twice. [I] never even installed a dishwasher... I opted for a wine refrigerator. Who has time to unload a dishwasher?!” said Lindsey. As much as this condo is about Lindsey through and through, it’s also a place to invite her girlfriends and others over to for the sake of gathering together for a glass of wine and sheer relaxation.
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MARC ANTHONY & JAMES SINCLIAR In a town as busy as St. Augustine, shop owners are always looking for a new way to get customers to take notice and walk in the door. Needless to say, a cannon outside the door of Spanish Main Antiques on U.S. 1 caught our attention. By Alexter Albury | Photography by Brian Miller With experiences akin to Indiana Jones and Blackbeard, Marc Anthony and James Sinclair of Spanish Main Antiques join forces to bring something truly special to St. Augustine. Spanish Main Antiques located on US1 is a place that goes far beyond being simply called a store. It is much more like a museum of true treasures that can be admired and touched. However, unlike museums, Spanish Main Antiques sells its historical finds. Brought together by the exploits and hard work of Anthony and Sinclair, the store is filled with everything from authentic early maps of St. Augustine, Spanish gold coins from sunken ships, and Canopic Jars of ancient Egypt. Marcâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s background in diving, the jewelry business, and with acquiring artifacts from other divers and collectors combines with Jamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history of underwater archaeology and experiences with famed dived sites such as the Titanic, to offer the public a vast wealth of knowledge and an opportunity to purchase genuine pieces of world history. 1080 N Ponce De Leon Boulevard www.spanishmainantiques.com
Inside: A Day in the Life // Family Favorites // How I Got Here // Musical Chair // Social Circles
How I Got Here
CORY BUSICHIO Ocean Extreme Sports – the name says it all. Serving St. Augustine's thrill-seeking community since 1999, this beachside shop specializes in kiteboarding and standup paddleboarding. Its owner, Cory Busichio, blew into St. Augustine riding the winds of change. Now he’s staying put. By Matthew Shaw | Photography by Rob Futrell
ooking out towards the sea, Cory Busichio is, for the moment, trapped in contemplation. With the glassy, docile currents of Intracoastal Waterway to his back and the windswept peaks of the Atlantic Ocean in front of him, Cory stands above an aquatic crossroads, of sorts, as the waters of the Matanzas Inlet – which connects two of the main Northeast Florida aquatic thoroughfares – recede with the falling tide. The moment is short-lived however, as, without a word, Cory, a big smile drawn across his face, is already into his wetsuit and setting up his kite for an afternoon surf session. According to Cory, Matanzas Inlet provides some of the best conditions for kitesurfing – a water-based pastime that combines aspects of wakeboarding, surfing, sailing, and even gymnastics – in all of Northeast Florida. “[Matanzas] has really consistent winds,” he says. “It’s a pretty consistent spot for kiteboarding.” And he should know. Owner of the popular Ocean Extreme Sports – a kiteboarding and
paddleboarding retail store on Anastasia Island – Cory has built a life around waterbased activities. And, according to Cory, the relatively consistent quality of kitesurfing conditions in and around St. Augustine has increased his quality of life greatly.“We have such a great kiteboarding scene here,” he says. “We are a really tight group and we are always looking out for each other.” Setting the Hooks Cory grew up wakeboarding and racing sailboats on the Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis, Maryland. In the early 2000s, one might have encountered a wide variety of aquatic activities on the Chesapeake, from kayaking to fishing for highly sought after local catches like striped bass or rockfish. However, in those days kitesurfing was a fairly obscure hobby. “I remember there was one guy in our community, Jeff Silver, who was kiting [i.e. kitesurfing or kiteboarding] at the time,” says Cory. “My brother and I saw what he was doing and we were hooked. We went out and bought our own stuff and spent nearly the next three years teaching ourselves www.STAUGUSTINESOCIAL.com
how to do it.” Though Maryland provided enough opportunity to learn the basics, Cory felt the need to travel far and wide in order to get the best winds and waves for kitesurfing. Pilgrammages to the British Virgin Islands became almost annual endeavors as Cory’s obsession grew. “The winds blow down there everyday, so it’s perfect for kiting,” Cory says. “That’s where I really improved.” Don’t Let Schooling Interfere With Your Education In 2006, Cory moved to Daytona Beach to pursue a degree in aviation from Embry Riddle University. Was there a correlation between using his kitesurfing rig to navigate windy seas and flying airplanes? Not exactly. “I grew up flying planes, but I really chose to come to Florida because it was closer to the ocean and I knew I could kiteboard more,” Cory says with a laugh. While still in pursuit of his degree, Cory started working part time detailing the school’s fleet of airplanes. Within months an opportunity arose for Cory
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Alternating between kitesurfing when the winds are up and paddleboarding on flat days, Cory found he was in the water more often, which is a good thing for him, of course. “With all the water around us here in Northeast Florida, I really thought paddleboarding was just such a natural fit for us.” he says.
to acquire an airplane detailing business, which had a contract through the Federal Aviation Authority for the work on all 65 of the school’s planes. The acquisition of this company was perhaps the first sign that Cory possessed an entrepreneurial spirit that came as naturally as his love of the water.
“ST. AUGUSTINE IS LIKE NOWHERE ELSE IN FLORIDA. IT’S LAID BACK, FRIENDLY, AND WE HAVE WATER EVERYWHERE. I’M VERY LUCKY THAT I GET TO LIVE HERE AND DO WHAT I LOVE”
and giving up his apartment, Cory moved in with his parents, who had just settled in St. Augustine after falling in love with the ancient city during a road trip.
“Even though it didn’t last long, owning the airplane detailing business was a great experience,” Cory says. After a year Cory’s company was outbid for the FAA contract that was the main bulk of their business. Cory, now in possession of a degree in air traffic control, decided to just fold the company up. “It was a good lesson,” he says. “I figured out that I’d rather be kiteboarding than dealing with the politics of the FAA.”
Cory went to work part time at Ocean Extreme Sports, then owned by Daryl and Kristen Drown. Burned out on retail after 12 years in the business, the Drowns were looking to unload Ocean Extreme. Cory, who had become an invaluable employee, and who was already disillusioned from his prior experiences with the FAA, decided to forego his plans to become an air traffic controller and get into the kiteboarding retail business. He bought the company from the Drowns shortly thereafter, with Kristen staying on board to help with the transition.
Preparation Meets Opportunity The process of being hired as an air traffic controller is somewhat arduous. After completing mounds of paperwork, applicants often have to wait six months or more for the FAA to review their information and hire them on. As he waited for the FAA to do their thing, in 2011, after shutting down his business
Winds of Change Since acquiring Ocean Extreme Sports in 2013, Cory has grown the business exponentially, not only through his connections in the budding kiteboarding scene, but also by tapping into an emerging market. Years ago, inspired in part by the mediocre waves and windless days of a www.STAUGUSTINESOCIAL.com
typical Florida summer, Cory hopped on a standup paddleboard (S.U.P.) and tried paddle surfing for the first time. Cory expanded Ocean Extreme' s paddleboard inventory and, since doing so, has seen local interest in the activity grow exponentially. The shop offers rentals of paddleboards, as well as kiteboarding equipment. Ocean Extreme also offers both kiteboarding and paddleboarding lessons. Cory says taking lessons is especially important for those who want to get into kiteboarding. “It’s not a sport you can really figure out yourself,” he says. Cory’s fiancée, Emily, who he helped encourage into kiteboarding years ago, is now one of the main kiteboarding instructors for Ocean Extreme. Now heavily entrenched in two growing local scenes Cory is happy he ended up where he did. 3930 A1A South www.oceanextremesports.com
THE WEBSTER FAMILY This family of six stays active around St. Augustine – it's easy to do when you have four sons who love sports as much as the Webster boys do. Photography by Bethany Walter Meet the Webster family. Chris and Jennifer met right here in The Oldest City. The two married 13 years ago and decided to raise a family in their own hometown. Jennifer is a running coach and co-owner at Empower Coaching and Fitness, endurance coach at The Exchange and physician liason for Flagler Hospital Imaging Center. Chris is an account executive for Design Extensions, a local digital marketing agency. On any given day, you can find this family bouncing from one soccer game to the next. Three of their four boys play for three different local leagues – PDA, Palm Coast Academy and Ancient City Soccer League, which means it's soccer The Webster Family time all the time. When they aren't pictured from left: Tyler 7, on the field, the Websters can Chris (Dad) 32, Cooper 4, be found at their home in The Jennifer (Mom) 32, Parker Meadows at World Golf Village 9, Connor 12 or getting a fresh haircut at Handsome Jack the Barber.
On Sunday nights you'll find us... With our small
church group in Palencia. We are long time members of Good News Church and one of the great things about Good News is the opportunity to be a part of a small group of people to share life with, help each other and grow together. It's the best way to end (or start) the week.
Favorite Free Thing to Do in St. Augustine...
The kids always like going to Fort Matanzas With the hiking trails, beach and a free ferry ride over to the fort, we stay busy! They also love spending time in Treaty Park – there are so many things to do outside there!
Favorite Family Restaurant?
We all love Mikado. Our kids love the food and the fact that it's like dinner and a show is a bonus! They eat all of their food (including the soup and salad!) and they are entertained the entire time... I'd call that a win-win.
When we have out-of-town guests, we always take them to... The downtown area.
When there isn't a cloud in the sky you'll find us... If we aren't on the
soccer field on a nice day, we are usually at the beach or the pool. We love to paddleboard or boogie board with the kids! www.STAUGUSTINESOCIAL.com
As locals we sometimes take for granted all of the beauty and history that is always right there waiting for us. When visitors come it is the perfect opportunity to remind ourselves that we truly live in the best city there is.
DIANYA MARKOVITS & RYAN MURPHY Ever wonder who manages to bring some of the most noteable acts to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre? Now you know. This duo put St. Augustine on the music map, and don't have plans of slowing down anytime soon.
Wondering what acts are coming to The Ampitheatre this summer? Be sure to read the full Calendar of Events in the front of the magazine, or check out the newly redesigned Calendar of Events on StAugustineSocial.com for the complete summertime concert lineup!
Written and photographed by Steve Parr
s much as we all love live music, we don’t always consider what’s involved in bringing it to life. Enter Dianya Markovits and Ryan Murphy of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The Amphitheatre first opened in 1965 and has served St. Augustine ever since. It has a seating capacity of 4,092. Filling a venue like this requires a team effort to not only bring in acts that people want to see, but also make sure that those people know which shows are on their way. Dianya Markovits and Ryan Murphy represent the force that drives concerts at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Ryan has the responsibility of actually booking the shows, while Dianya determines the target demographic and markets the shows to that segment of the public. Needless to say, they’re very good at their jobs. Ryan has been with the Amphitheatre since 2010,
while Dianya has been involved just over two years. Both came from a music-related background, however. In fact, they spent time working together at a Gainseville-based record label. When Ryan arrived in St. Augustine, his goal was to put St. Augustine on the map as a premier concert location as opposed to a sort of “B market” to Jacksonville. He found a balance between bands that the baby boomer generation gravitated towards and the acts who are more up and coming, like Jason Isbell or Alabama Shakes. He believes in trying to fill every niche, and sees St. Augustine as a location that is open to taking risks. It’s now gotten to the point where artists are coming to them. The Amphitheatre has acquired a reputation for taking care of not only the artists, but also those who travel with them. It’s not unusual for the children of artists, for instance, to be treated to a day at the beach or at the Alligator Farm. The marketing of the shows is something for www.STAUGUSTINESOCIAL.com
which Dianya demonstrates an incredible talent. She reaches into the fan base of an artist and bring them out. It’s up to her to to determine the mediums for advertising. Their biggest concert coups? Both are quick to mention Stevie Nicks and Robert Plant. Plant, in fact, had avoided St. Augustine until he started hearing reports about the quality of both the venue and the staff. That’s when Plant’s management started calling to book a show here. Who’s on their wish list? Realistically, Ryan says, Neil Young and Van Morrison are at the top of the list. The pair not only book concerts for the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, but the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, as well. Last year they organized around 125 shows between the two venues. They average between 30 and 40 concerts a year at the Amphitheatre. 1340C A1A South www.staugamphitheatre.com
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A Kindred Crop Trying to live a more "local" life but don't want to give up some of your favorite indulgences? You're in luck. That bag of name-brand potato chips at your next barbecue may very well be locally-sourced. Situated on 1,500 acres of sandy Florida farmland in Elkton, Parker Produce is a family owned and operated business selling to the biggest names in snack foods. By Kara Pound | Photography by Rob Futrell
rowing a potato is more like slow cooking in a CrockPot rather than zapping in a microwave. At least that’s how Prim Parker sees it. Potatoes need time, patience and a whole lotta love to make it from seed to sprout to a full on starchy, tuberous crop. Prim would know. He’s been growing the edible for more than 34 years.
The barn says it all. Parker Produce is all about the family behind the product. After the original barn Prim's grandfather marked with their surname burned down, the family rebuilt. After a few years with a bare barn, the family knew it was time to brand the side once again. There's no mistaking – the Parkers are here to stay. www.STAUGUSTINESOCIAL.com
“My grandparents on the Parker side moved down here in the late 30s from North Carolina,” says Prim of the farm's early beginnings. “My grandfather was coming back and forth to Florida all the time to buy produce, so he decided to come down here and grow it himself.” Parker Produce, just off of County Road 13A on County Road 305 in Elkton and approximately a 20 minute drive from downtown St. Augustine, has been in the potato business for nearly 80 years. Today, they are one of the premier suppliers for potato chip brands Frito-Lay and Cape Cod Potato Chips, which is owned by Snyder’s-Lance. “My grandfather got into potatoes in the
When you drive by Parker Produce's fields, you'll see new tractors riding side by side with old school military-grade trucks. It takes a special kind of synchronization between the drivers, the kind that's only learned through years of working together as a team.
late 40s or early 50s,” says Prim. “He started doing business with Herman Lay of Lay’s potato chips and everything was done on a handshake in those days.” Like many farmers in today’s American agricultural society, Prim and his family members were born into the occupation. Prim owns 400 acres, his brother Scott another 400 acres and his uncle Fred and cousin Jeff farm together on 700 acres.
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“We each farm our own farm, but we farm under Parker Produce as one entity when we harvest and for marketing,” Prim explains. “We’re able to move a lot more volume being combined as we are and it’s really worked out for us. We’re just a family that gets along and it’s really working.”
G.I. Joe's gone agricultural. After a few failed attempts with some "specialty" farm vehicles, the family decided to go back to basics. Retired government-grade trucks with "tires perfectly capable of mucking through a wet day" took over the farm's fleet. Today, the trucks ride in tandem with the havestingtractors.
Prim feels “blessed” to have been saved a spot in the family business. Establishing a farm is expensive – very expensive. The price of farmable land has skyrocketed. Owning a fleet of tractors, like the John Deer lineup that Parker Produce has, can cost upwards of a few million dollars. Not to mention the fulltime and seasonal labor, and all-around finicky character of Mother Nature’s cooperation during growing season. “My father died in an automobile accident when I was five,” says Prim. “And then my grandfather died a few months later. “My grandmother wouldn’t let them divide the farm up until my brother and I were of age. That was a blessing for us. We each got a little bit of land to start with and we had some business that went with the land through Frito-Lay.”
Prim has been farming since his late teens. He started right after graduating from St. Joseph Academy in 1980. This means that a lot of harvests have come and gone. “Harvest season starts late April or early May,” says Prim. “We’re a few days from harvest here and we’re fixin’ to go to seven days a week. That means that a typical day for me will include checking the water on our young crops, making sure the harvesters are out in the field doing what they need to be doing and that the graders are up and running.” There are thousands of different varieties of potatoes, but Parker Produce’s mainstay is The Atlantic, a staple in the chip industry that was developed by agricultural research scientists in the late 1970s.
“MY GRANDFATHER GOT INTO POTATOES IN THE LATE 40S OR EARLY 50S. HE STARTED DOING BUSINESS WITH HERMAN LAY OF LAY’S POTATO CHIPS AND EVERYTHING WAS DONE ON A HANDSHAKE IN THOSE DAYS.”
Parker Produce supplies potato chip plants in the Southeast on a 24 to 36-hour basis. They need to supply enough potatoes to meet the chip demand with Memorial Day being the biggest chip sale day of the year. Prim says that the farm ships 800 semi-trailer loads in a six-week period and an average trailer load is about 44,000 pounds. That’s 35.2 million pounds worth of potatoes in a month-and-a-half. “In the summer months, as soon as harvest is over, we’ll start going through all of our equipment and clean everything up and start rebuilding all of the harvest equipment and put it up, so it’s good to go for next year,” Prim says. “We’re constantly doing maintenance in the slower times, which is July through August.”
Prim will be the first to tell you – Parker Produce is all about the collaboration of people who work hard on the farm day in and day out. Most of the employees are family members – and even those who don't share DNA are welcomed into the clan. Just as it takes a village to raise a child, and it takes a family to grow potatoes.
During the off season when potatoes aren’t in the fields, Prim and his family plant sorghum-sudangrass, which looks like corn, but doesn’t have an ear on it. The cover crop helps keeps the weeds down, cuts down on erosion during rainfall and acts as compost when chopped back into the soil for potato growing.
Meet the Parkers. Together these men cultivate their crop and keep their family business running. From left: Jeff (cousin), Prim, Scott (brother), Fred (uncle)
When asked what advice Prim has for young farmers, he says, “You need to have your product sold before you grow it. That to me is the biggest thing. And talk to some people already in the industry. Don’t be afraid to ask because 90 percent of the farmers I know would tell you anything and give you the shirt of their back.” “There are not many young farmers coming up and that kind of concerns me,” Prim adds. “I’m very blessed to have a son-in-law that wants to farm and he’s got two boys and I’m just hoping that this thing will keep on going.” 3303 County Road 305, Elkton
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TEDI'S OLDE TYME ICE CREAM Is there anything better than ice cream on a hot summer day in Florida? Not really. Hence the reason Tedi’s Olde Tyme Ice Cream shop on St. George Street is St. Augustine’s longest running ice cream establishment. In 1966, Henry and Esther Whetstone (yes, of Whetstone Chocolates) opened Ye Olde Ice Cream Parlor, which was renamed to Tedi’s in the early 2000s. “The store celebrates its 50th year in business this year,” said Robert Marston, sales and marketing manager for Whetstone. “And is most likely the oldest family-owned and operated retail business on St. George Street.” Carrying 18 ice cream flavors at any given time (they offer more than a hundred changing with the seasons), Robert says top sellers like Superman, Chocolate and Mint Cookie are available all year round. Tedi’s has also gained popularity for housemade waffle cones, Italian espresso and real fruit smoothies such as peach-mango and strawberrybanana. “Being the longest running ice cream store proves the loyalty of our local customers and the tourists who come back every year.” 65 St. George Street www.whetstonechocolates.com
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BREAKFAST SPOTS The whole brunch craze has gone too far. Really, it’s just breakfast served later in the day. But if you sift through the hype, you’ll find St. Augustine is home to an all-star cast of chefs preparing some fantastic morning (and late morning) meals, which you are free to call brunch if you so desire. By Matthew Shaw
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This classic surfside sandwich, salad, and smoothie shop offers healthy lunch bites for beach-goers and island dwellers. By Sarah McCartan
n A Street, in the heart of St. Augustine Beach, Stir It Up is located just steps away from the sandy shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean. With an exclusively outdoor seating area, it’s totally acceptable to stroll up to grab a bite, just after you’ve jumped in the waves. No air conditioning? No problem! After ordering at the walk-up window, those seeking shade can sit on the porch deck, and enjoy the cool breeze. If you’re drawn to people watching, perch on one of Stir It Up’s bar stools and watch the passersby on their way to the beach. To continue soaking up the sun, relax street-side at a picnic table in one of Stir It Up’s lounge chairs. Vegetarian and vegan friendly options abound at Stir It Up, with cheese being optional for any dish. The menu is simple, yet creative and plentiful. A noteable favorite is the Nutty Mother salad, a bed of mixed greens, diced tomatoes, cucumbers, avocado, carrots, sunflower seeds, and pita, served with tahini-based goddess dressing on the side. Add hummus to make it a meal.
If you’re in the mood for something you can easily eat with your hands, the Good Karma quesadilla is layered with hummus, carrots, onions, broccoli, and avocado. The servings here are more than generous. Meaning, you can bet on having some leftover to take back down to the beach with you. On the smoothie side of things, Stir it Up offers their own original blends, including simply sweet options like the Twister, a blend of apple juice, strawberry, banana and peanut butter, resulting in what tastes like a PB&J sandwich in a cup. Stir It Up is a beach-goer's paradise and a summer lunch oasis. Grab something to go, sit and congregate with friends, or bring along your kids and your dog – the atmosphere is appropriate for all! Stir It Up operates on island time and everything is made to order, meaning, come with patience and hunger for positive food in a positive place. Stir it Up is open 11am-5pm daily. 18 A Street 904-461-4552 www.stiritupstaug.com
Chicken Biscuits at The Blue Hen Cafe Delectable fried chicken stacked on homemade biscuits and served with peach butter and a side of slaw, this Southern standout has become a Yelp/Trip Advisor sensation. 117 Martin Luther King Avenue Chicken and Waffles at Metro Diner Public Enemy Hype Man Flava Flav once said, “Don’t believe the hype.” However, when it comes to the wildly popular, Guy-Feiriapproved Metro Diner and their heavenly Chicken and Waffles – half a fried chicken and a Belgian waffle topped served with a house sweet and spicy sauce – even a guy with a clock around his neck can be proved incorrect. 1000 S. Ponce de Leon Boulevard Stacked Bagel (with "The Works") at The Present Moment Café You’ve reached enlightenment if you can be mindful of all the fresh flavors you’re ingesting as you gobble down this healthy, organic millet bagel with avocado and cashew hummus. Add tomato, sprouts, cucumber, and red onion for an extra $1.50 and you’ve reached your recommended allotment of veggies for the whole month. Hooray! 224 West King Street
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CHIP RICHARD As one of the most beloved restaurants in St. Augustine, coming up with new, innovative dishes to keep guests interested is part of the culinary game. By Alexter Albury | Photography by Rob Futrell
hile traveling down Highway A1A along the coast, you're treated to the sights of soft beige beach sand, cresting waves, wind-swept sawgrass, and million dollar beach homes. Rising like the shimmering heat waves from the road is the undeniable urge to take in this slice of Florida with all five senses. The beautiful scenery, the sounds of the ocean, and the aroma of delicious food wafting through the salty air compels the hungry traveler to stop and seek its source. That’s when Cap’s on the Water comes into view. Cap’s on the Water, a restaurant located between Ponte Vedra and St. Augustine, offers both indoor and outdoor seating. Whether sitting outside catching the last rays of the sun as it dips below the horizon or enjoying the company of family under the soft lighting inside the restaurant, Cap’s delivers delicious menu options that capture the essence of traditional North Florida coastal favorites. The list of delicious entrees on Cap’s menu requires the expertise of a skilled chef who takes pride in pleasing the many diners who frequent the popular restaurant. Chef Chip Richard is the young chef who prepares the menu. Originally from northern New Jersey, Chip moved to the area in 1997, and began his culinary journey at an early age. “I started working in the industry when I was about fourteen at a place called Eddie’s down in Palm Valley, washing dishes and doing some prep cook stuff,” says Chip. The ambitious chef eagerly learned and became one of the restaurant’s line
Chef Chip Richard and Cap’s on the Water take the tastes of Florida to an elevated level. Fresh ingredients and an imagination honed by years of a love of cooking make this chef an incredible asset to his field and to the community. So be sure to grab a table on the deck and stay to watch the sunset – and always save room for dessert.
cooks. Chip then pressed forward with his burgeoning career by attending culinary art school. His ambitions later took him far away from the beach and palms of St. Augustine. Chip says, “I traveled abroad a little bit. I stayed in Italy for a month and a half. I got to do a little cooking while I was there, too.” While traveling abroad, Chef Chip Richard studied and cooked in Germany, Southern France, Holland, Switzerland, Nassau Bahamas and more. In 2003, Chip was hired at Cap’s on the Water as a line cook, and eventually became the head chef. Over the years, Chip has developed a close relationship with the restaurant’s owner, Bernard de Radd. Chip comments, “He’s kind of like a benevolent www.STAUGUSTINESOCIAL.com
uncle to me. He’s always taken care of me.” This relationship and mutual respect has allowed Chip opportunities to pursue other culinary ventures in restaurants such as The Blind Rabbit and others in the St. Augustine and Jacksonville area. For the last two years, Chip's chef’s hat has hung solely at Cap’s, where his role as the head chef is an integral part of the restaurant’s atmosphere and overall dining experience. As Chip continues his legacy at Cap’s, the culinary influences from his travels and experiences enable him to provide new menu selections. He says, “I’m working on menu development and taking the restaurant in a different direction from where we’ve traditionally gone. Food is
Chip isn't the only one behind the scenes at Cap's. Just beyond the bar is a kitchen full of dedicated staff and fresh ingredients.
very popular right now. It’s important to keep up on all the trends. That's how you stay competitive.” Chip’s open mind and passion for providing the best cuisine for his diners are what cause the innovative chef to draw from everything he has learned in his life. “I cook a lot of traditional Southern fare. I like to take some of those dishes and use them as a springboard for other imaginative cuisine. I also have a very strong Italian influence from my time over there. My family is not Italian, but my mother is a great cook, and she cooked lots of Italian food in our house. Traditionally, we would eat Polish and Irish food, too. But there’s only so much you can do with perogies and potatoes!” laughs Chip. The unique tastes acquired from the
Mediterranean, Europe, and Asia, influence the young chef as he creates wonderful dishes that give diners a mouth-watering taste of his impressive imagination. The chef explains, “I try not to keep myself penned up into one particular type of cuisine. My daily goal is to try at least one new recipe.” One recipe that spawned from the chef’s daily call to push himself and his repertoire in the kitchen is called The Bloody Mary Baked Oyster. Although he was tight-lipped about its ingredients, Chip assured with a confident smile and a few choice adjectives that it is a very exquisite recipe that may appear on the menu as a special one day. As a testament to his character and his relationship with his co-workers, Chip warmly shares that none of his endeavors would be possible without the strong contributions, www.STAUGUSTINESOCIAL.com
talent, and bond of the entire restaurant staff. “My kitchen crew in the back is bullet proof!” Chip says confidently. “They're the best in town! I couldn’t do it without them. They are just so solid! It’s a personal connection, too. We’re like a family. That helps a lot.” Chef Chip Richard and his crew have created a very memorable and tasty array of entrees and appetizers. Created from the freshest ingredients, including seafood that is delivered six times weekly, Cap’s on the Water offers a selection of food that sings on the palate.
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DEVON CHASE Dos Gatos is serving up innovative cocktails in a chic rock and roll inspired setting in the heart of downtown. You'll find Devon Chase "behind the stick" shaking up some of his favorite drinks in St. Augustine. Photography by Brian Miller Bartending at Dos Gatos since: Christmas Eve of 2014 What is Dos Gatos best known for? Hands down, our signature cocktail menu. We've been rocking out phenomenal drinks since 2009. Not to mention our staff and our atmosphere! The employees are like family, we all work really well together behind the bar and our positive energy really shows out to the guests. I love how our atmosphere is really geared towards a rock and roll vibe with great music during the day and DJs throughout the weekend. We love to cater to the crowd, you can come in for a $2 PBR or get served up one of the best Old Fashioneds in the city... your choice!
Things are always on the move at Dos Gatos. The menu is updated seasonally and the crowd changes with the time of day. The one constant? Devon is always dressed to impress. "Looking your best makes you feel your best, and when you're confident â&#x20AC;&#x201C; you work harder and have more fun," said Devon. "Confidence is one of the greatest tools a bartender can have."
Part of your job that keeps you coming back night after night? Every day is a new day! In all honesty my mentor (and boss!) is one of my greatest teachers. We have been through thick and thin and I couldn't ask for anything else in leadership. But I can't forget about our guests and the bar itself. What is the most challenging part of your job? Determining whether someone has had too much to drink or not! We want everyone to come in and have great drinks and an amazing time, but responsibility has to come first and safety for our guests as well. What's the most quintessential part of the Dos Gatos experience? It doesn't matter who you are or what you want. We want everyone to have a good time and we have a very accommodating staff for that. (Editor's note: You haven't really been to Dos Gatos
Devon's Signature THE BANG BANG: 4 LIME WEDGES 1.5 OZ OF SILVER TEQUILA 1/2 OZ VELVET FALERNUM 1/2 OZ ST. GERMAIN GRAPEFRUIT SODA until you've taken a picture with the bear!) Skill that makes you a top notch bartender? I love what I do and I adapt to what is needed of me. It's an ever changing job and I like to stay on top of it. 66 Hypolita Street www.dosgatosjax.com www.STAUGUSTINESOCIAL.com
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THE BISTRO Thanks to Chef Chase Pritchard, The Bistro a destination to be reckoned with (for a few hours a day anyway!). Written and Photographed by Steve Parr It’s been said that you can judge how good a restaurant is by how many people are waiting on a table. This is exactly the case with The Bistro at Culinary Outfitters. Located on South Dixie Highway in St. Augustine, The Bistro is one of those places that you would probably never find if you didn’t know it was there, but it’s also one of those places that will be well worth the time you spend looking for it.
investigate further. Chase’s mother opened up the catering arm of the business in 1999, and the restaurant followed a few years later, opening in 2007. There are nine tables that seat 28 people, but the space seems larger than that due to the open kitchen design, where you can watch everything come together.
Chef Chase Pritchard owns and operates The Bistro in the same building that houses a catering business. The first thing you notice, even before you enter the building, is the aroma. It’s both familiar and alien at the same time, but you know you want to
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This town loves its lists. Not just being on them but making them, too. This fabulous ‘foodie’ bucket list is the ultimate guide to 50 local dining and drinking discoveries. These unique and memorable edible experiences vary wildly from white tablecloth elegance to down-home comfort food, but they’re all a 10 on the “yummmmm!” scale. This journey takes you uptown, downtown, to the beach and off the beaten path in a celebration of variety, decadence and local culture and heritage. Each item has come highly recommended, hungrily researched and of course, eagerly taste-tested. Hey, someone had to do it. Now all you have to do is seize the summer days by checking them off as you go. By Sue Bjorkman | Photography by Ed Taylor
St. Augustine Pier Right Fish Tacos
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NALU’S TROPICAL TAKEOUT St. Augustine Beach or Hawaii? There’s very little difference when you’re at this island-inspired food truck located near the Anastasia State Park entrance. Generously stuffed with blackened fish, these tacos will cause an involuntary hula dance to break out. It’s the Baja sauce dripping over the whole thing that really sets it off. Aloha! $9.50 for full order, $5 for half. 1020 Anastasia Boulevard
DOS GATOS Some like it hot, even in a craft cocktail. This sweet-and-spicy libation starts with muddled orange flesh and jalapeño slices. How many? The record, so far, is seven. But it’s a cocktail, not a contest, so we advise one or two. It’s finished with fresh squeezed lime, simple syrup, Maestro Dobel Tequila and triple sec. $8 or $6 during Happy Hour. 66 Hypolita Street
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Waffle Bites and Electric Jellyfish Milkshake COUSTEAU’S WAFFLE & MILKSHAKE BAR It’s just a bite, go on, try it. Then another and another. So impossible to resist these decadent bite-size versions of Belgian sugar waffles, all fairy-dusted with powdered sugar. $6 a dozen, or $4 for half order. Dip these bites in a ridiculously scrumptious hand-dipped milkshake, like the blueish Electric Jellyfish. Milkshakes start at $4.95. 15 Hypolita Street
CELLAR 6 This savory, crunchy, mound of munchable magnificence is the ideal ‘starter.’ It takes fresh-cut potato chips then adds gorgonzola cheese and diced Applewood smoked bacon. Their signature petal sauce and balsamic reduction is like icing on the cake. Get a table outside; al fresco dining on the nation’s oldest street is an experience in itself. $14. 6 Aviles Street
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Pineapple Jerk Chicken Quesadilla BACK FORTY URBAN CAFE Make your way to this little hidden gem for an appetizer with a twist. The addition of fresh pineapple to marinated jerk chicken and melted cheeses grilled inside a flour tortilla is like a sweet, juicy little surprise. Be sure to pile on that fresh salsa, sour cream, shredded lettuce and jalapenos, too. $9. 40 South Dixie Highway
JAYBIRD’S RESTAURANT Flock to Jaybird’s for the longtime local traditional favorite. It’s got the toasted English muffin, grilled ham, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce, but something in the way it’s done here turns traditional into todie-for. Go with hash browns for the side. $9.95 plus the side of bacon (3 strips) for $3.25. If you stray from the classic, try the creamy Smoked Salmon Benedict. 2600 North Ponce de Leon Boulevard
Chicken Queen Arepas ODD BIRDS The arepas, a.k.a. ‘reina pepiadas,’ double as an educational worldtravel experience. An everyday food of Venezuela and Columbia, this bar-bite feels exotic here. Inside a griddled and baked Peruvianspiced polenta cake (naturally gluten-free) comes chicken salad with homemade garlic aioli, parsley, lemon, salt, celery and fresh avocado. Two for $8. Other choices include pork, beef or black bean – mixing and matching is totally encouraged. On Tuesdays they’re $2 each. 33 Charlotte Street
Cataplana RYPE & READI This one you have to (get to!) make yourself when you take a cooking class at Rype & Readi Farm Market. One of their most popular is the Portuguese seafood cataplana. The cookware is the cataplana, a copper or aluminum device shaped like two clamshells, hinged in the middle. Using local ingredients and expertise, they encourage the sloooow-food way of life. Don’t want to cook? Head to the Rype & Readi Golf Bistro instead. 4900 Cypress Links Drive, Elkton
Fried Green Tomatoes THE FLORIDIAN
Served over a bed of spinach, the tart, taut tomatoes are dusted in just enough cornmeal coating to add crunch without subtracting from the taste of the tomato itself. The dipping sauce, a green tomato relish and house-herbed ricotta with basil aioli mix, will have you (secretly?) licking the plate. $9. 72 Spanish Street
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This favorite is named for current owner and longtime best friend of the previous owner. It’s a classic but with difference-making details. Like fresh, never-frozen top 2-percent USDA Prime Beef with nothing added but salt, pepper and a hot grill. They make their own pepper bacon, resulting in a caramel-like peppery coating. Then there’s the aged cheddar and the locallymade brioche bun. The house chips are cut, fried and seasoned in-house. $13. 20 Avenida Menendez
Espresso Rubbed Gorgonzola Crusted Pork Loin ATHENA RESTAURANT When going Greek, you’ve got to go with the traditional Gyro. Not a wrap, not a sandwich; it’s in a category all its own. Whether you pronounce it “gear-o” or “hero,” they’ll serve it up authentically on pita bread with lettuce, tomato, onion, and their special sauce. At lunch, it’s $7.50. At dinner, it’s served as a platter meal for $13.95. Toga optional. 14 Cathedral Place
PURPLE OLIVE This elegant dish originated as a chef’s special, but was so popular that it now has an honored place on the menu. The bone-in pork chop (a ‘French bone’ partially exposed) is rubbed with a house-made espresso and a tantalizing whipped butter and gorgonzola cheese combination that makes a gorgeous ‘crust.’ The gourmet original sauce of Marsala glazed onion relish is pure joy, especially all swirled around the red-skin mashed potatoes. $21.50. 4255 A1A Street, Suite 6
GAUFRE’S & GOODS Global goodness resides inside these semi-circles of old world comfort food. Just like they’ve always done in Eastern Europe, the traditional dumplings are stuffed with either sauerkraut and mushroom, potato and cheese, spinach, or ground meat served with sour cream. Go with a group, so you can order them all and share. Choose how they're prepared: boiled or sautéed with onions for $6.95 and $8.95 for a bacon sauté. 9 Aviles Street
Green Ranger Grilled Cheese PLANET SARBEZ This is one groovy, gourmet grilled cheese ‘sammy.’ Smoked mozzarella lays the base for the cold slices of Granny Smith apples (from nearby Stewarts Market), crispy bacon and caramel sauce on thick-cut wheat bread. The oozy melty cheese is the perfect opposites-attract for the surprising cold crunch of the apples. Sweet caramel and savory bacon also have this yin-yang element going. $7.15. Add a side order of Oreos for $4. 115 Anastasia Boulevard
BLUE HEN CAFÉ This is the real reason we live in the South. These homemade biscuits, so perfectly crumbly, are enough to raise your happiness level. But add fried chicken breasts (soaked in buttermilk first) and the smile stays put for hours after. They come two in an order, with southernstyle, mayo-based coleslaw. The bonus is their signature subtly sweet whipped peach butter. Is it best at breakfast or lunch? The answer is yes. Yes, it is. $9. 117 Martin Luther King Avenue
Mexican UFO Burrito BURRITO WORKS TACO SHOP Try this burrito with grilled shrimp and Baja style. That way you’ll get the full monty of onions, cilantro, lime, cabbage, and spicy white sauce. Or you could get chicken, beef, pork, or veggie. The burrito is grilled with a layer on seared cheese on top. So big you could share it, but no way, get your own. $9.95. 671 A1A Beach Boulevard & 114 St. George Street
Wicked Tuna Tostada
Mojo BBQ Salad
SALT LIFE FOOD SHACK This favorite is listed as a “teaser” for good reason. It entices the palate and leaves you wanting more, in a good way. Toasted flour tortillas are spread with spicy ahi tuna, and sliced avocados with a wasabi cream drizzle and the secret ingredient – a hint of eel sauce. Oops, not a secret anymore. Sesame seeds are added for that sushi-effect. Best eaten at a table with an ocean view. $10.99. 321 A1A Beach Blvd. 321 A1A Beach Boulevard
MOJO OLD CITY BBQ Sometimes there are too many decisions to make in life. So just make it easy and get it all with the all-meat salad. Its got BBQ chicken, pulled pork, beef brisket and turkey on a bed of Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, shredded cheese, and homemade jalapeno croutons. Complete it with the made-fromscratch (make-you-want-to-drink-it-from-astraw) Ranch dressing. Lunch salad is $11.50; dinner portion $14. 5 Cordova Street
Single Cruiser Burger GAS FULL SERVICE RESTAURANT Fuel up with their classic four-ounce burger made with local Seminole Pride Beef, ground in-house daily. The soft, pillowy buns are made fresh by hand daily, too. It comes with lettuce, tomato and onion for $10 or you can go customize-crazy with extras from haberno jack cheese to fried green tomato and more. Their homemade potato chips are served in eastern shore boardwalk style – with sea salt and malt vinegar. 9 Anastasia Boulevard
Datil Wings COQUINA BEACH SURF CLUB This local fav is a special-order, but well worth going off-menu. The kicky ‘datil dust’ created for the fried shrimp dinner adds new zest to their unusually-tasty wings. Wings are slow-smoked before they’re fried, then tossed in house-made sweet Thai chili sauce and topped with bleu cheese crumbles and chives. Adding datil dust is like… ooh, cowabunga, baby. Order 6 or 12 (or 100, whatever) The small order is $5 at Happy Hour, 4pm-7pm daily. 451 A1A Beach Boulevard
tacos Take the "Tour de Fish Taco"
When you live in a beach town, fish tacos are pretty much a required diet staple. We call this the "Tour de Fish Taco," the ultimate gathering of coastal favorites if you would. From sit down joints to cash-only walk ins, we've named 'em all. This summer, try each one and decide the crowned fish taco king for yourself. (Then, let us know. We'd love to hear what you decide!)
The Godfather Sub D’ALEO DELI When you first see how humungous this sandwich is, you think you’ll eat half now, the other half tomorrow. Or share it. After the first bite… forgetaboutit! It’s so good, it’s gone. Piled with imported Mortadella (Italian bologna), Capicollo, pepperoni, provolone, lettuce, tomato, onion, cherry peppers, oil and vinegar – it’s a feast. $7.99 2445 U.S. 1 South
Dragon Fruit Bowl
BIG ISLAND BOWLS
Even if you arrive here worn out from surfing or other adventures, you’ll leave nearly flying, wearing a figurative red cape. These vessels of superfoods (acai, dragon fruit, bee pollen) are instant mood boosters. The organic dragon fruit bowl is blended fruit topped with homemade baked granola, bee pollen, kiwi, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries (from a local Farmer’s Market) and local honey. Now, go save the world! Or at least your own health. $9.50. 551 Anastasia Boulevard www.STAUGUSTINESOCIAL.com
South Beach Grill "FISH TACOS" 45 Cubbedge Road, Cresent Beach
Beaches at Vilano "FISH TACOS" 254 Vilano Road, Vilano Beach
Aunt Kate's "AWARD WINNING FISH SOFT TACOS" 612 Euclid Avenue, Vilano Beach
Beachcomber " BAJA FISH TACOS" 2 A Street
Mojo's Tacos "MAHI MAHI TACOS" 551 Anastasia Boulevard
A1A Ale Works "LOBSTER & SHRIMP TACOS" 1 King Street, Suite 101
Nalu's Tropical Takeout "TROPICAL TACOS" 1020 Anastasia Boulevard
Farmer Joe Burger
Minorcan Clam Chowder and Shrimp and Grits
123 BURGER HOUSE The classic burger goes all Old MacDonald with the surprisingly delicious addition of an egg as a topper. It comes in either a thirdpound or half-pound burger ($10.50 or $12.50) with bacon and cheddar cheese. With that first bite, it oozes out a little, making a tantalizing addition. Best eaten on a bale of hay while using a pitchfork. Or not. Their natural fresh-cut fries are the perfect side. 123 King Street
CATCH 27 Celebrate St. Augustine’s heritage by the spoonful with this spicy redbased chowder. It honors the group that emigrated from the Spanish island of Minorca in the 1700s to settle here. $6. Also, try the Shrimp and Grits. They’re done in a delightfully different way, as cheddarbacon grit “cakes,” topped with blackened shrimp and sherry cream sauce. $10 appetizer or $20 entrée. 40 Charlotte Street
Crab Cake Dinner and Sunset Martini
Charcuterie Meat and Cheese Plate
CAP’S ON THE WATER Eating by the water makes ordering the seafood oh-so-right. This entrée comes with two crab-cakes, with the emphasis on the crab and not the cake, accentuated with smoked pepper aioli. The plate is completed with grilled asparagus, sweet and sour cucumbers and a green salad. $26.99. This restaurant has one of the prime sunset viewing areas anywhere, so celebrate with a Sunset Martini made with St. Augustine Distillery vodka, grapefruit juice and basil syrup. $12.99. 4325 Myrtle Street, Vilano Beach
MICHAEL’S TASTING ROOM This appetizer is different every time, so you can order it every visit and still be surprised. It always contains two imported Spanish-inspired meats and cheeses and a pairing for each, but the varieties will shift with the season and the whim of the chef. Pairings could be dehydrated cherries or figs, fresh honeycomb, house-marinated olives, Spanish almonds, quince paste or... It’s all good. $20. 25 Cuna Street
Sunday Brunch THE REEF The term ‘brunch’ simply means a meal eaten between breakfast and lunch. But the richer, deeper definition is illustrated in this display of extravagant abundance. This brunch offers everything from a carving station to fresh seafood to breakfast staples to pastries to desserts. Add the live jazz and classical guitar serenade and the ocean view and it is paradise. And you thought Sunday was Funday before. Sunday from 11-2:30. $35. 4100 Coastal Highway, Vilano Beach
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Fiochetti Pera Robiola TERRA AND ACQUA
Be transported to Italy just by walking in the door. This dish has purse-shaped pasta stuffed with ricotta cheese, and then beautifully bathed in white, creamy sauce starring Robiola Bosina cheese finished with a balsamic reduction. The pears are poached in a sparkling sweet Moscato wine, with sliced shallots and pea shoots to add crunch. It personifies the sweet, beautiful life. $15. Mangia! 134 Sea Grove Main Street
BBQ Turkey with Alabama White Sauce SMOKIN D’S BBQ
The smoke aroma triggers a caveman response. Must-havemeat. Now! But resist the red meat and sauce and get the juicy, thick-sliced turkey. The major difference lies in the tangy mayonnaise-based white sauce – a rare find outside the Roll-Tide state. Get the side of beans, they’re a mix of pinto, black, kidney beans and love. Small platter $9.50 or $12 for large. Hit the ATM first; this place is cash only. 110 State Road 206 East
Wash it all down with something unexpected..
COLLAGE In this classy atmosphere, it’s difficult to argue with the “because I’m worth it,” motto. So treat yourself to the ultimate. All their filets are chargrilled eight ounce beef tenderloin, but this one is the star of the show. Truffle butter baptizes the meat, then melt-in-your-mouth pan-seared foie gras graces it. The cabernet demi-glace takes four days to make. The sautéed mushrooms are then added, along with a Maine Lobster Tail. $45. 60 Hypolita Street
New Zealand Rack of Lamb RAINTREE RESTAURANT Go uptown for a taste of down under. This dish is one of the chef’s specials, and special it is. Gorgeously plated, it is served with a delectable port-win demi-glaze with mint. It also comes with a mixed green salad, best tossed with the pepper parmesian dressing. $29. Dinner only. 102 San Marco Avenue
Conch Fritters AUNT KATE’S A long maritime history of hospitality is immediately evident at this waterside local favorite. Start with this appetizer for that Caribbean vibe. The conch meat is mixed with onions and pimentos, rolled up into a batter then deep-fried. The key lime sauce, a thick islandy mix of fresh-squeezed lime juice in a mayo base is the perfect dip for these yummy little circles of sea life. $9.99. 612 Euclid Avenue, Vilano Beach
Macadamia Nut Crusted Salmon
Smoked Chipotle Porter BOG BREWERY
This beer is an attitude-adjuster. With Chipotle peppers as the not-so-secret ingredient, this porter has just the right amount of spiciness to be imaginative without going too far. Don’t let the rich, brownish-red color lead you to believe it is too heavy – quite the opposite. It’s light and goes down easy. If it’s not available, that’s because the owners like to keep things fluid, and change things up. 218 West King Street
LA COCINA INTERNATIONAL RESTAURANT The food here is so pretty it begs to be Instagrammed, tweeted and posted. It wants to be your next profile picture. Presented like a work of art, the salmon is topped with dill cream sauce and served with sautéed kale and mashed potatoes. It tends to make you slow down and appreciate such attention-to-detail. Gawking at others’ plates is also tempting. Just be discreet. $26. 530 A1A Beach Boulevard
Datil Chicken BLACK MOLLY GRILL The home-grown datil peppers make this spicy dish a must. The chicken is basted with their signature sauce (a tasty mix of sugar, vinegar, salt, spices and oil) then grilled. While still hot, a layer of goat cheese seals in the flavor before it is topped with their homemade datil jelly. It’s made with fresh datils and tiny specks of other peppers that look like partyconfetti. $15.95. 504 West Geoffrey Street
Shrimp Pho SAIGON PHO BISTRO This authentic broth recipe was handed down for generations. The Vietnamese noodle soup starts with chicken broth with large steamed shrimp in a big bowl perfect for sharing. It’s up to you how thick, tangy or hot your soup gets because you add your own bean sprouts, cilantro, limes and jalapeños. Hint: if done right, it should clear your sinuses. And it’s pronounced somewhere between “fuh” and “fah.” $10.99. 1935 A1A South Street
BLACKFLY THE RESTAURANT Whether you're recovering from a night of too much fun or not, Blackfly the Restaurant's traditional Bahamian hangover cure is sure to delight your tastebuds. The Chicken Souse is comprised of juicy, free-range, bone-in chicken braised to perfection in a tangy, savory, and locally grown citrus vegetable stew and served on top of Bahamian spiced chorizo grits for an added kick. It's comfort food and culinary masterpiece all in one. 108 Anastasia Boulevard
CRAVE FOOD TRUCK There is no set menu, because everything changes with the seasons’ bounty. So when the shrimp boats return to the dock after a successful trip, the special will likely be the Riberia Wrap. This celebration of allthings local has grilled shrimp, accentuated by a full harvest of housepickled veggies in a garlic herb wrap. $11. If not available, you can’t go wrong with any of the super-fresh wraps. 134 Riberia Street
Breakfast Dog and Wells Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale
BREWZ N DAWGZ They don’t open until 11 am, so this dog is for when your need something to kick start your day. A pork bratwurst is topped with organic bacon, a runny fried egg and homemade hash-fries on a garlicbutter bun. The silky drippiness of the egg turns everything sunny side up. $8.95. And for those who prefer to drink their dessert, try this whacky beer from the U.K. $6. 1974 U.S. 1 North
CASA MAYA The fresh grilled shrimp fajitas come sizzling with bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, rice, black beans, white Chihuahua cheese and arguably the best guacamole in town. $21.95. As amazing as this dish is, this restaurant specializes in authentic, time-honored Mayan and Yucatan Peninsula recipes, using completely different spices and flavors from the usual Tex-Mex food. You might want to branch out and order something exotic and unusual. Maybe next time. 22 Hypolita Street
Chicken Riblets and Grilled Plantains
Do the Mango Wrap
TROPI-CALI FOOD TRUCK These riblets are so utterly original they’re being copyrighted. A little piece of jerk chicken on the bone (like a rib) is covered with coconut, cilantro, green onions and homemade jerk and mango sauces. There is no polite way to eat these juicy wonders, so just dive in with wild abandon and enjoy the whole hot mess. $1 each. Don’t leave without some sweet grilled plantains, too. $3. 246 San Marco Avenue
MANGO MANGO'S CARIBBEAN GRILL & BAR This Caribbean-inspired place serves food so fresh it evokes images of mango juice dripping down a grinning chin. This wrap has coldsmoked, sushi-grade ahi tuna (so moist it is literally thirst-quenching), surrounded by jack and cheddar cheeses, avocado ranch, lettuce, tomatoes, mandarin oranges and pineapples. $10.99. Get a side of fried plantains too. $2.99. 700 A1A Beach Boulevard
KING FISH GRILL
Seafood is expected in a waterfront dinery, but great sushi is much more unexpected. Well, sushi-lovers, now you can expect it here. This trio includes a spicy tuna roll, seared ahi and a raw tuna salad, giving you a nice little variety of a time-honored favorite fish. Sushi doesn’t happen by accident, it’s an art. Appreciate this with every bite. 252 Yacht Club Drive
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Veggie Skillet Breakfast THE SPOT
This wholly satisfying breakfast leaves nothing out. It has home fries covered and smothered with two eggs and onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, roasted red peppers, spinach and feta cheese and toast. $7.49. Add a side of bacon for further fulfillment. How many times a day do you think their waitresses hear, “that hits the spot!” Because it really does. 4508 U.S. 1 North, Suite 6
What would an eating challenge be without a little dessert? Come on, you know you saved room! From little-known specialties to classic local favorites, St. Augustine is chalk-full of delicious (and maybe not so nutritious) sweets. End your date night with a tasty treat or make a special weeknight trip to get your fix.
Datil Pepper Pizza MELLOW MUSHROOM This local original is unique to this location only. Who needs tomato sauce when there is local datil pepper sauce to do the trick. It’s a little sweet, a little spicy, and a lot different. Next they add mozzarella cheese, pineapples, roasted red peppers, onions, chives and chicken. If you want extra fresh datil peppers too, just ask. Small $12.99; medium $18.99 and large $22.99. 410 Anastasia Boulevard
Devils on Horseback ICE PLANT This gourmet “bar snack,” is as unusually imaginative as any of the craft cocktails this 1920s-inspired place is so famous for. The odd mix of ingredients just works. It has dates wrapped in bacon with a buttermilk blue cheese puree. While devouring these, have a contest between your friends on how it got this curious name. $9. 110 Riberia Street
Beer Battered Bangers BARLEY REPUBLIC PUBLIC HOUSE You’d have to be at a carnival/fair to get food more whimsical than this. These mini Scottish pork sausages, beer-battered and fried, are served meat-on-a-stick style. Like a corn dog, except with a tempura-like crispy coating. Traditional bangers are served with mashed potatoes, but they’re far more fun this way. Dip them in their signature Dijon-mustard based special concoction. $7 for three or $1 each at Happy Hour, 4pm-7pm Monday-Friday. 48 Spanish Street
Menendez Dark Chocolate WHETSTONE'S CHOCOLATE 139 King Street
Pad Thai PRESENT MOMENT CAFÉ It’s like Mother Nature herself saying, “Eat your vegetables!” This vegan cafe makes eating healthy very easy and enjoyable. Their version of a traditionally Asian dish is made with kelp noodles with sweet and spicy Asian veggies, sesame garlic sauce and curried cashews. The veggies are “raw living foods,” meaning plants-based foods in their original, uncooked state so the vital life force nutrients can do their healthy thing. $16. 224 West King Street
Sprouted Chop Salad RIPE BISTRO Quinoa is ubiquitous at this farm-to-table restaurant. The Sprouted Chop Salad spreads across a large plate, overflowing with mixed greens, cold quinoa, sweet potato, cucumbers, tomatoes, toasted sesame seeds, sprinkled-on nutritional yeast and baguette slices. The house-made Dijon mustard champagne vinagerette is an addiction waiting to happen. $12. Add chicken salad, a veggie burger for $5 or the catch-of-the-day $8. 1097 A1A Beach Boulevard
Fresh-Catch Pesada ZAHARIAS RESTAURANT This dish will change with the tides and the bounty of the sea. Sometimes it’s mahi mahi, othertimes salmon or grouper. Whatever is fresh and abundantly available. The ‘catch’ is parmesan-crusted and doused with garlic butter. It goes swimmingly with a side of garlic pasta, a light alternative to red sauce. $16.95 3945 A1A South
Dark Chocolate Martini TINI MARTINI 24 Avenida Menendez
The Southern Belle CRÈME DE LA COCOA 300 San Marco Avenue
Handmade Ice Cream 5FX ICE CREAM 1000 South Ponce De Leon Boulevard
Strawberry Ice Cream Datil Dessert GAS FULL SERVICE RESTAURANT 9 Anastasia Boulevard
Breakfast in Bed Cupcake LULI'S CUPCAKES 82 San Marco Avenue
Cherry Garcia Waffle Cone BEN & JERRY'S ICE CREAM 128 St. George Street
The Elvis Pop THE HYPPO 48 Charlotte Street
DIY Frozen Yogurt COCO MANGO 4265 A1A South, A
Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream COLD COW 938 Santa Maria Boulevard
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FOOD SCENE Meet the people behind your favorite place to eat in St. Augustine. These are the locals serving up the most innovative cuisines with fresh local seafood and pioneering the growing foodie culture across Northeast Florida.
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By combining fresh ideas with the industry's greatest area talent, we continue to set the standards for innovative uses of local foods and creative ways to celebrate family, health and wellness at every meal.
RYPE & READI FARM GROUP Jean-Sebastien Gros, Chris McGarry, Matt Brown, Gareth Alonso, and Vaughn Cochran KNOWN FOR: Farm-to-fork restaurant/bar located at St. Johns Golf Club and Farm Market in Elkton offering food, fun and fresh source for premium, made-from-scratch meals at an affordable price.
Rype & Readi Golf Bistro
at St. Johns Golf Club (Public Welcome)
(904) 209-0360 4900 Cypress Links Blvd www.rypeandreadi.com
What is your restaurant's core values? Rype & Readi is a leader in farm-direct marketing and foodservice management. Our vision for success is a powerful one - to collaborate with the best and build a community of businesses to offer customers great access and information to their local food supply and assistance to prepare it enjoyably. We accomplish this with a produce- centric farm market, our farm-tofork Golf Bistro at St. Johns Golf Club, and in collaboration with the talented and creative chefs of Collage and Blackfly. What do you consider to be your specialties? Whether offering cooking classes, seasonal farm feasts or farm-tofork catering, we adapt old world cooking techniques to local seafood and St. Johns
farm-fare. Featuring Paellas of Spain, Cataplanas from Portugal, New England clam bakes and Low Country crab boils, oyster roasts and great American BBQs. All events are tailored to be part instructional, very informative, and always delicious and a lot of fun! How do you deliver exception service? Our enthusiastic staff in collaboration with great restaurant partners creatively showcase seasonal items, identify where products come from, and present growers or producers with as much detail as possible. Although many local farms do not have organic certification, many of our suppliers employ the best organic practices and rightfully deserve customer loyalty for their quality and efforts.
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STIR IT UP Wyndham Yancey KNOWN FOR: Our beachside location, the healthy menu, and friendly staff. Tell us about your restaurant. We are locally owned and operated serving fresh foods made daily steps from the beach. We pride ourselves on costumer service from ticket to table. There is outside seating in and out of the sun, all with an ocean view. Stir It Up offers a range of fruit smoothies, artisan sandwiches, wraps, salads, cheesy quesadillas and specials that accommodate even the pickiest eaters. What is your competitive advantage? Our location and size offers a unique advantage. We are located on A Street which is the most frequented ramp for accessing the beach, for pedestrians and cars. Our small size gives the opportunity to order fresh food multiple times a week, we are fortunate to prep our fridges and sell out almost daily. What are your restaurant's core values? Serving our community food that is fair for the body and the bank. We are driven by health and service. A balance between health conscience and delicious. We strive to serve food that makes you feel good throughout your day.
I want to positively impact the way our community eats. Health is the corner stone of happiness, at Stir It Up we serve both. (904) 461-4552 18 A Street www.stiritupstaug.com
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A friendly and fun atmosphere, that's what the A1A Ale Works experience is all about!
A1A ALE WORKS Anthony Hagans, Phillip Maddox, Barbara Herman, and Doug Murr KNOWN FOR: Made from scratch menu served up in a friendly and warm atmosphere.
(904) 829-2977 1 King Street www.a1aaleworks.com
What can guests expect from your restaurant? A1A Ale Works is a favorite for locals and visitors alike. We offer dining areas on two stories as well as a beautiful covered balcony overlooking Matanzas Bay. We pride ourselves on locally sourced, fresh seafood & ingredients highlighted by our fresh, handcrafted beer. Our guests benefit from our Loyalty Passport and Stein Membership programs where points are earned for every dollar spent. Rewards include appetizers, dinners, gift cards and dream vacations. Discounts are offered during Happy Hour 4-7pm (Monday-Friday) and 10-close (Thursday -Sunday). What are your company's core values? We are committed to serving our patrons and our community. We host quarterly brewery
tapping parties that support local schools, churches and charities including St. Gerard's House, Wounded Warrior Project as well as "man hours" for Habitat for Humanity. Tell us about your special event options. A1A Ale Works provides off-premise catering services and two beautiful venues for banquet functions, the Bayview Room, next door to the restaurant at 1 King St. and the Sala MenĂŠndez Room in the courtyard of the Lightner Museum at 75 King St. The Bayview room recently underwent extensive renovations and now invites guests in with crystal chandeliers and pristine wood floors. The beautiful new window treatments frame our breathtaking, panoramic view of the Matanzas Bay and Bridge of Lions.
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We focus on using local farmers and ingredients to recreate the recipes and dishes that became dear to us from our 16 year journey to The Balefire.
THE BALEFIRE BRASSERIE Todd Gatterdam, Bobby Quinn, Angie Ziebarth, Tony Massingill. KNOWN FOR: Casual fine dining, new American restaurant boasting prime beef, fresh seafood, cured meats and seasonal vegetables. Ingredients are locally-sourced from area farms to bring only the freshest cuisine to St. Augustine.
(904) 826-1016 113 Anastasia Boulevard www.thebalefirebrasserie.com
Tell us about your restaurant. The Balefire Brasserie is located on Anastasia Island just east of the Bridge of Lions. We focus on using local farmers and ingredients to recreate the recipes and dishes that became dear to us from our 16 year journey to the Balefire.
than others, but most all our dishes pull a bit from each of us. Tony brings his rich Italian background, Angie brings a vibrant Latin flair, Bobby is our man deep in those 36 chambers, and the classic French in me [Todd] ensures that we never forget to add cream and butter.
What are you restaurant's core values? To always remember that food is ultimately about bringing people together to celebrate. A great meal surrounded by friends and family is magic in a way that nothing else is to us. To be able to provide that experience to people consistently is the goal every day.
How do you deliver exception service to your guests? With constant attention to every detail we can possibly control, from the way you are greeted at the door, the quality of the food, the way the phone is answered, lighting, room temperature, music choice, candles and flowers for aroma and ambiance, to the way the check is presented- there are a lot of moving parts. It's a single minded, shared vision and everyone has to be on point.
What do you consider to be your specialities? I'm not sure that we have specialties, there have certainly been dishes that have resonated with our guests more
RESTAURANT BRUNCH AT CASABLANCA INN Brandon Snook KNOWN FOR: A creative breakfast and lunch menu with takes on regional favorites while rotating seasonal dishes. Tell us about your restaurant. We are a small breakfast and lunch business open seven days a week, 365 days a year on the patio of the popular Casblanca Inn on the bayfront. We take pride in sourcing as many local ingredients and freshly caught seafood as possible. What can we expect from your restaurant? We have a young, motivated staff full of talent trying to take something as simple as cooking breakfast for people, to a dinning experience you've never had and will not forget. What sets us apart from our competition is our desire to think outside the box and to achieve a life changing dining experience. What do you consider to be your specialities? Our specialties are certainly our fresh approach to what have become known as common breakfast items. Anyone in town can make an egg but what you add to it and bring to the table for various flavor profiles is what sets you apart from the competition.
At Brunch we strive to serve everyone in a very relaxed and professional atmosphere so each customer has a memorable experience. (904) 829-0928 24 Avenida Menendez www.casablancainn.com
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We use fresh, local and quality products in a menu that aims to offer something for everyone.
GAS FULL SERVICE RESTAURANT Dan Dobbs, Lindy Loose, Ben Loose, Gabe Acevedo, Brittany Valentine KNOWN FOR: Classic food, classic service and classic ingredients! This nouveau diner serves classic comfort food elevated to something new with their creative twist and use of superior ingredients.
(904) 217-0326 9 C Anastasia Boulevard www.facebook.com/gasfullservice
Tell us about your restaurant. Gas Full Service Restaurant is family owned and operated. Owners Ben and Lindy Loose opened their doors in 2011 with a small staff and a small start, but has since grown to be a locals favorite! Their sons Davis and Jesse have been involved in the family business since day one!
ground in-house daily and served on house crafted hamburger buns made by Ben! This attention to excellence is seen throughout our menu, from fresh local fish to Seminole Pride grass-fed steaks. Gas also uses Ben Well's potatoes for their homemade hand cut potato chips. Don't forget the beer, Gas is serving local craft beer on draft!
What do you consider to be your specialties? We serve classic comfort food elevated to something new with a creative twist and superior ingredients. We are also known for the warm welcome that guest receive at this nouveau diner. Proudly, we received national acclaim on the Food Network and the Cooking Channel for their burgers. Our burgers are 100% hand crafted burger, starting with Seminole Pride grass-fed beef that is custom
What are your restaurant's core values? Gas Full Service Restaurant's core value is respect. Respect for ingredients and the hands that grew them. Respect for the guests with their loyalty and support. Respect for their employees that work so hard to share their vision and grow their dream. Respect for their family for sacrificing and supporting this business.
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FAMILY FRIENDLY PIZZA JOINT FEATURING YOUR FAVORITE HANDTOSSED, OVEN BAKED PIZZAS ALONG WITH BURGERS, SALADS, HOAGIES AND A FULL BAR.
Delicious food in a fun creative environment.
Pizza, Gluten Free
SETTING: Family friendly,
fun environment, outdoor dining patios
ON THE MENU
Live entertainment on various nights KID'S MENU: Yes NEIGHBORHOOD: Just
over the Bridge of Lions on Anastasia Island
STARTERS, SOUPS AND SALADS
Bruschetta, Funguys, Mushroom Soup, Stuffed Portobello, Greek Salad, Pretzels Fresh Mellow dough twisted into pretzels: • Garlic butter and Parmesan, with a side of red sauce • Butter and Kosher salt, with a side of mustard • Cinnamon sugar and honey CHEF SPECIALTIES
Onsite, Street Parking SPECIALS: 2-for-1
Happy Hour daily from 3pm to 6:30pm.
410 ANASTASIA BLVD. ST. AUGUSTINE, FL 32080 11AM - 1:30AM MONDAY - SUNDAY (904) 826-4040
Thai Dye Pizza Olive oil & garlic base, all natural grilled curry chicken, mozzarella cheese, Roma tomatoes, onions. Topped with fresh basil, cucumbers & a sweet swirl of Thai chili sauce. Kosmic Karma Pizza Red Sauce base pizza with Mozzarella, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Spinach, Feta, Roma Tomatoes and a Pesto swirl Chicken and Cheese Calzone Grilled Chicken, Onions, Mushrooms, Green Peppers, and Mozzarella Cheese. Mushroom Club Hoagie Ham, Turkey, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Provolone, Caramelized Onions and Grilled Mushrooms. Enlightened Spinach Salad Fresh spinach topped with dried cherries, apples, homemade candied pecans and feta cheese. Philosopher's Pie Olive Oil and Garlic base pizza with grilled Steak, Portobello Mushrooms, Artichoke Hearts, Kalamata Olives, Provolone, Feta, and Mozzarella Cheese.
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Family friendly dining in a relaxed environment with an expansive menu. CUISINE SPECIALTIES:
Greek specialities, classic Italian, steaks, chops and ribs setting: Family dining, outdoor covered gazebo
ON THE MENU
and Saturday nights STARTERS, SOUPS AND SALADS
Domathes, Cold Gracian Relish Plate, Fried Calamari, Stuffed Mushrooms, Greek Salad, Parthenon Salad
KID'S MENU: Yes NEIGHBORHOOD: Beach
Oysters Rockefeller six fresh oysters heaped with creamed spinach, bacon and cheese then broiled to perfection
RESERVATIONS: Yes PARKING OPTIONS:
Fish Pesada Parmesan crusted fresh filet served with garlic butter. Spanakopita Spinach, onions and feta cheese seasoned with resh dill and baked in a flaky phyllo crust. Veal Parmesan A breaded veal cutlet topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella, served with a side of spaghetti wtih meat sauce. Eggplant Parmesan Breaded eggplant with marinara sauce and mozzarella and served with a side of spaghetti with marinara sauce Captain's Delight Three stuffed shrimp, a stuffed mushroom, broiled flounder, scallops and a deviled crab. Lamb Shank Two juicy and tender lamb shanks with gravy, served with choice of side
SPECIALS: Happy Hour
Daily from 3pm - 7pm
3945 A1A SOUTH ST. AUGUSTINE, FL 32080 8AM - 10PM MONDAY - SUNDAY (904) 471-4799
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Catch 27 stands in the heart of historic St. Augustine, Florida.
WE BELIEVE IN PREPARING AND SERVING FRESH, LOCALLY CAUGHT SEAFOOD FROM THE NATION'S 27TH STATE. WE COOK EVERYTHING FROM SCRATCH WITH SEASONAL INGREDIENTS AND LOCAL PRODUCE.
The selection varies from Snapper to Sheepshead, Mahi Mahi to Triggerfish, and Flounder to Black Drum. Sea folk and Landlubbers will all find something they'll enjoy.
ON THE MENU STARTERS, SOUPS AND SALADS
Crab Cakes, Shrimp & Grits, Hummus, Minorcan Clam Chowder, Caesar Salad
Guitar and vocalist on the patio sometimes KID'S MENU: Yes NEIGHBORHOOD:
Downtown St. Augustine
Shrimp & Grits Six cheddar and bacon grit cakes, topped with lightly blackened shrimp and sherry cream sauce. Rustic Fish Local Florida fish seasoned with salt and cracked pepper. Served with farmers market vegetable risotto with lemon herb butter.
Any of the downtown parking lots SPECIALS: Bring your
own wine for a $5 corkage fee,
40 CHARLOTTE STREET ST. AUGUSTINE, FL 32084 11:30AM - 8:30PM SUNDAY-THURSDAY 11:30AM - 9:30PM FRIDAY-SATURDAY
Blackened Fish Local Florida fish, lightly blackened and served with angel hair pasta, bacon-brussel sprouts and a sherry cream sauce. Florida Picatta Local catch, seasoned with salt and cracked pepper and served over angel hair pasta, tossed in a light, white wine lemon-caper butter sauce. Minorcan Clam Chowder Spicy red chowder with locally grown datil peppers and spices.
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Gator Tail, Crab Cakes, Ahi Tuna Stcks, Catfish Fingers CHEF SPECIALTIES
Shrimp & Grits Sautéed shrimp served over cheddar cheese grits topped with bacon and mushroom country gravy Baby Back Ribs Slow smoked and glazed with our homemade Southern Comfort barbeque sauce
Southern Fare, Local Seafood
North Beach Chicken Twin breasts basted with our homemade Southern Comfort barbeque sauce, topped with ham, provolone, shredded cheddar and tomatoes
SETTING: Intracoastal Water
View, Outdoor Seating ENTERTAINMENT:
KID'S MENU: Yes NEIGHBORHOOD: North of
11AM-9PM MONDAY- SUNDAY
612 EUCLID AVE. ST. AUGUSTINE, FL 32084 (904) 829-1105
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Beet Salad, Burrata Salad, Shrimp in Escabeche, Marinated Manchego CHEF SPECIALTIES
Roasted Monkfish Loin “Tagine” Fennel, Chick Peas, Cracked Olives & Fingerling Potatoes Pasture Prime Farms Berkshire Pork Chop Braised Gigante Beans, Grilled Scallion, Savory Pork Jus
Spanish Tapas, Seafood Gluten Free, Low Carb SETTING: Historic District,
MTR Burger House Ground Angus Beef, Crispy Serrano Ham, Cabrales Blue Cheese, Truffle Fries
Music on Weekends KID'S MENU: Yes NEIGHBORHOOD:
11AM-9PM MONDAY - SUNDAY
25 CUNA STREET ST. AUGUSTINE, FL 32084 (904) 810-2400
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Escargot, Baked Brie, Cabot Tuna, Seafood Crepes CHEF SPECIALTIES
Lobster & Spinach Ravioli 6 oz Maine Lobster Tail accompanied with Spinach and cheese raviolis topped with our signature Pink Vodka sauce Rack Of Lamb Roasted to perfection and drizzled with a Tangy Rosemary Demi-glace sauce.
International Cuisine with a Latin flair SETTING: Located at the
Chilean Sea Bass Over Vegetable Rissoto and Asparagus with Tomato Hollandaise Sauce, Garnished with Shrimp
Casillo Real Hotel
KID'S MENU: Yes NEIGHBORHOOD: St.
8AM-9PM* MONDAY- SUNDAY 530 A1A BEACH BOULEVARD (904) 461-8288
RESERVATIONS: Yes PARKING OPTIONS:
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Fritto Misto, Grilled Octopus, Special Recipe Meatballs, Tre Mozzarelle CHEF SPECIALTIES
Tagliatelle Boscaiola Housemade pasta, pancetta, porcini mushrooms, plum tomato sugo & cream Pappardelle Cernia Local grouper ragÃ¹, housemade pappardelle pasta, citrus gremolata
Modern Italian Dining
Double Pork Chop Fontina & prosciutto stuffed pork chop served with roasted cauliflower & asparagus
restaurant with patio dining SPECIALS: Monthly
Community Table and Wine Dinners KID'S MENU: Yes
MONDAY - SATURDAY LUNCH 11AM - 2:30PM, DINNER 4-9PM, 4-10PM FRIDAY-SATURDAY
Grove, St. Augustine Beach RESERVATIONS: Yes PARKING OPTIONS:
134 SEA GROVE MAIN STREET ST. AUGUSTINE, FL 32080
Large parking lot
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Sourhern Pie, Beer Battered Dawg Bites
Chili Dawg Farm-fresh beef dog topped with our grass fed/housemade meat sauce and organic 3 bean chili with Non-GMO Irish cheddar cheese!
Saint Augustine est. 2015
Breakfast Dawg Farm-fresh pork brat and bacon on a garlic butter toasted organic bun and topped with a fried egg* and organic hash fries!
SETTING: Casual & friendly
'Eh, What's up Dawg?' Organic Carrot Dawg marinated in cider and spices then grilled and topped with organic sauerkraut and house-made datil sauce!
Classis board games KID'S MENU: No NEIGHBORHOOD:
Business District near corner of US1/312
11AM-12AM TUESDAY- SUNDAY
RESERVATIONS: No PARKING OPTIONS:
1974 US1 SOUTH ST. AUGUSTINE, FL 32086 (904) 429-7149
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On the Menu STARTERS, SOUPS AND SALADS
Tomato Salad, Classic Caesar, House Salad CHEF SPECIALTIES
Traditional Club Black Forest ham, Turkey pastrami, Havarti and Muenster cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, garlic herb aioli, and honey mustard on five grain wheat bread
Soups, Salads, and Sandwiches, Weekly Specials
Philly Steak Seasoned filet of beef or chicken, peppers, onions, Provolone, and smoked gouda, with our Parmesan peppercorn sauce on a hoagie roll
SETTING: Cafe ENTERTAINMENT:
Across from IMAX and Hall of Fame Museum KID'S MENU: No
MONDAY - FRIDAY 10AM-6PM SUNDAY 12PM- 6PM
World Golf Village
RESERVATIONS: No PARKING OPTIONS:
ONE WORLD GOLF PLACE ST. AUGUSTINE, FL 32092 (904) 940-4000
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Gluten Free Corn Chips, Fresh Salsa, Fruit Smoothies, Coffee Drinks, Protein Smoothies, Warm Pitas and Homemade Hummus' CHEF SPECIALTIES
Pita Tosh Made with hummus, cheese, Boars Head Salsilito Turkey, onion, tomato, carrot, avocado, & fresh greens The Nutty Mother mixed greens light cheese, diced tomato, cucumbers, avocado, carrots, toasted almonds, & a side of pocketless pita The Good Karma Cooked sprouted grain tortilla, filled with layers of hummus, carrots, onions, broccoli & avocado
Health food, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free
SETTING: Window service,
KID'S MENU: Yes NEIGHBORHOOD:
St. Augustine Beach
11 AM-5 PM 7 DAYS A WEEK
TO-GO ORDERS: Yes
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18 A STREET ST AUGUSTINE BEACH (904) 461-4552
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Seared Rare Blackened Tuna, Home-Made Blue Cheese Chips, Tender Fried Calamari, Ragtime Shrimp, Blue Crab & Artichoke Dip CHEF SPECIALTIES
Grilled Seafood Paella Split Lobster Tail, Fresh Fish, Shrimp, Chicken, Calamari, Mussels & Chorizo Simmered in a Savory Saffron Court-Bouillon CUISINE SPECIALTIES:
Lobster and Shrimp Tacos Crisp Blue Corn Tortillas, Wrapped in Soft Flour Tortillas with Pepper Jack Cheese, Pico de Gallo, Lettuce & a Lemon-Lobster Citrus Sauce
Made from Scratch Menu and Fresh Seafood SETTING: Historic District
overlooking the bayfront SPECIALS: Fresh Fish
KID'S MENU: Yes
1 KING STREET, SUITE 101
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL 32084
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JRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pretzels with a homemade mustard cheeze sauce CHEF SPECIALTIES
The Back It Up Reuben homemade corned beef, aged Swiss cheeze, homemade sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing on deli style rye bread Kelly's What's Up MoJo Chicken Sandwich pulled chicken with haverti cheeze, garlic mojo aioli on an eight inch crispy roll and pressed to perfection
All fresh all the time. All meat roasted in house. Hand rolled burgers. Now serving beer and wine.
Terrie's Tantalizing Western Burger Onion rings, bacon, BBQ sauce and cheddar cheeze on a Kaiser roll
SETTING: Casual ENTERTAINMENT:
Occasional live music NEIGHBORHOOD:
8AM-6PM: MON-WED 8AM- 8PM: THURS-SAT
Plenty of self-parking!
918 SANTA MARIA BLVD. ST. AUGUSTINE, FL 32086 (904) 679-5008
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Homemade onion rings, Blue Crab Bites, Smokin' Fish Dip, Oysters Castillo and Florida Gator Tail CHEF SPECIALTIES
Shrimp....So Many Ways Fried, Coconut, Stuffed, Blackened, Grilled, Matanzas, Steamed Salmon Sensation Seasoned with a zesty sauce of sun-dried tomatoes and topped with feta cheese, served with 2 sides. Hickory Crusted Pork Ribeye Flame grilled 8 oz pork ribeye coated with a savory hickory rub, served with 2 sides and roasted garlic bread brushed with herb butter
Southern Sytle Seafood and a whole lot more SETTING: Coastal, casual
family restaurant with a full bar KID'S MENU: Yes NEIGHBORHOOD:
RESERVATIONS: No PARKING OPTIONS:
SUNDAY- SATURDAY 11AM - 9:00PM
Onsite parking lot and public parking garage located directly across the street
14 W. CASTILLO DRIVE ST. AUGUSTINE, FL 32084 (904) 824-3663
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Shorter more refined menus, with an atmosphere and service worthy of formal attire although not required.
BLACKFLY - THE RESTAURANT Seafood Grill
Known for their daily fresh fish specials using local caught fish that you usually don't see on most restaurant menus, along with select fillets of wahoo, mahi, hog snapper and other specialty fish.
108 Anastasia Boulevard (904) 201-6300
MICHAEL'S TASTING ROOM PESTO CRUSTED LAMB rack with grilled Moroccan sausage, sautéed vegetables, PX reduction, and paprika oil. Perfect with a glass Rioja like their Campo Viejo Reserva Temranillo by the glass or their Wine Spectator award of excellence winning wine list.
Mediterranean When you first enter Costa Brava, you can’t help but notice the lavish antiques, silk textures and hand-painted gold leaf ceilings. You are surrounded by artful décor, then you discover the Mediterranean influenced cuisine is also celebrated as an art form of its own. Delicious.
95 Cordova Street (904) 810-6810
Seafood, Steakhouse, Martinis St. Augustine's premier Wine and Martini Bar. Located in the heart of downtown St. Augustine, Cellar 6 is a full service restaurant featuring a fresh and new dinner menu composed of popular urban cuisine dishes as well as weekly dinner specials.
6 Aviles Street (904) 827-9055
Local Seafood & Seasonal Fare Catch 27 stands in the heart of historic St. Augustine, Florida. They believe in preparing and serving fresh, locally caught seafood from the nation's 27th state and cook everything from scratch with seasonal ingredients and local produce.
40 Charlotte Street (904) 217–3542
Fine Dining Collage is a small eclectic fine dining restaurant in the heart of downtown. Plan for a date night and enjoy a five course meal prepared by their expert culinary team.
60 Hypolita Street (904)829-0055
Modern Southern Grub The Floridian is proud to offer St. Augustine’s locals and visitors regionally authentic, fresh from the source cuisine: a clever synthesis of down home Southern comfort foods and lighter, healthier dishes, with many vegetarian options.
72 Spanish Street (904) 829-0655
LA COCINA INTERNATIONAL RESTAURANT
La Pentola Restaurant offers Latin and Mediterranean inspired cuisine in a beautiful setting in historic downtown. Their culinary team offers seafood, prime steaks, and innovative pasta paired with unique wines and housemade desserts. Lunch is served Tuesday to Saturday 11-3; dinner is served Tuesday to Sunday 5 until close; and Sunday Brunch 10 to 3.
You'll find this classy restaurant located at Castillo Real Resort on St. Augustine Beach featuring intimate fine dining with a Latin flair in a casual atmosphere. Start your day with fresh, cooked to order a la carte breakfast, enjoy a business meeting, or a casual lunch with friends and family and finish a perfect day with an amazing culinary experience in a fine dining romantic candle lit setting for your evening meal.
Latin and Mediterranean
58 Charlotte Street (904) 824-3282
Latin and Mediterranean
530 A1A Beach Boulevard (904) 461-8288
MICHAEL'S TASTING ROOM
AUNT KATE'S RESTAURANT
They change their menu every month to bring you the most innovative dishes using the freshest ingredients possible. Chef Michael Lugo believes in organic and sustainable ingredients, and uses local or meticulously sourced products throughout.
Continuing over 100 years of serving the finest in local seafood, Aunt Kate's pleasures both the eye and the palate. Sit in a grove of live oaks on the bank of the Tolomoto River, you can dine on the outside decks under the trees or inside in either the main dining room or the Victory Bar.
25 Cuna Street (904) 810-2400
612 Euclid Avenue (904) 829-1105
A1A ALE WORKS
Family owned and operated since 2004, the Purple Olive offers a creative full dinner menu, nightly dinner specials, freshly baked artisan breads, and all homemade soups, sauces, signature salad dressings and desserts.
Located in historic St. Augustine, their dining room and private function facilities overlook the scenic Matanzas Bay. A1A Ale Works’ passion for fresh seafood has been a hit since day one. The menu features a variety of Caribbean, Cuban and Florida influences.
Spanish Tapas & Wine
Mediterranean / New American
4255 A1A South (904) 461-1250
RAINTREE RESTAURANT Upscale American
Their intercontinental menu blends Mediterranean, American and Asian cuisine. You’ll enjoy the finest ingredients in the food prepared just for you, from the Canadian Lobster to the Chilean Sea Bass.
1 King Street, Suite 101 (904) 829-2977
THE BACK 40 URBAN CAFE
Caribbean, New American An eclectic mix of flavors from around the
102 San Marco Avenue (904) 824-7211
world, including vegetarian and vegan dishes, at an affordable price. Be sure to stop in an enjoy one of their famous "wet burritos" with a cold brew.
40 South Dixie Highway (904) 824-0227
American Seafood Featuring a variety of grilled, broiled, steamed, blackened and fried seafood items. Steaks, pasta, chicken, alligator, homemade desserts and creative entree salads.
14 W. Castillo Drive (904) 824-3663
BEACHES AT VILANO
American Grill / Seafood Get away from it all at St. Augustine’s coolest new outdoor deck and bar. Enjoy beaches the way it was meant to be – dining on the beach, the patio or inside with college and pro football games on every screen.
254 Vilano Road (904) 829-0589
THE MUSEUM CAFE AT THE WORLD GOLF VILLAGE
Seafood / Mediterran
DISH: TRADITIONAL CLUB Black Forest ham, Turkey pastrami, Havarti and Muenster cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, garlic herb aioli, and honey mustard on five grain wheat bread
There are few remaining true oceanfront restaurants in Northeast Florida, and of those, The Reef, commands the most spectacular views. Sit at any table inside and the view is dynamic to say the least, or enjoy the recently rebuilt and expanded deck where you not only look out at the ocean, you listen to it as the waves break and the birds cry.
4100 Coastal Highway (904) 824-8008
DISH: TOMATO SALAD Tomatoes, micro greens, aged blue cheese, candied walnuts, balsamic basil vinaigrette
Healthy, Local Seafood, Italian Ripe Bistro is a unique combination of fresh, healthy, locally grown food combined with gourmet cooking to provide the perfect dining experience.
1097 A1A Beach Boulevard (904) 471-3177
You'll find a family-friendly and casual environment at these restaurants with all around great food. Expect your typical sit and be served dining experience here.
AMICI ITALIAN RESTAURANT Italian
Serving authentic Italian cuisine that's both innovative and traditional, their menu includes delicious seafood, meat, homemade pastas, chicken, salads and homemade desserts and a carefully chosen wine list to complement your meal.
1915 A1A South (904) 461-0102 www.STAUGUSTINESOCIAL.com
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THE BLACK MOLLY GRILL American Seafood Grill
The Black Molly Grill, a family-style, full-service restaurant specializing in seafood, steaks, chops and chicken, is in the Cobblestone Village Shopping Center on State Road 312.
504 W Geoffrey Street (904) 547-2723
BONO'S PIT BAR-B-Q Barbeque
Bono’s has been serving real pit BBQ since 1949. Remember, if you don’t see a Pit, it ain’t Legit. That is why they cook all of their award-winning BBQ fresh everyday and finish it on a live pit, the way real BBQ is supposed to be cooked.
SHRIMP & GRITS Three cheddar and bacon grit cakes stacked and topped with lightly blackened shrimp and sherry cream sauce. BYOB: Apart from the selection of drinks that Catch 27 offers, allows and encourages customers to bring their favorite bottle of wine to enjoy with their awesome food.
2420 US 1 South (904) 794-9424
BULL & CROWN PUBLICK HOUSE Casual Pub
Join them for an historic adventure in the heart of St. Augustine for great food, fun and full bar in a casual pub atmosphere. Cheer on your favorite team with a cold beer and an overstuffed sandwich or tackle tasty wings watching the crowds go by from St. George Street.
53 St. George Street (904) 342-2869
CAP'S ON THE WATER
Mediterranean / Seafood At Cap's On The Water, they prepare new coastal cuisine, pairing fresh local seafood with traditional Southern, as well as Mediterranean flavors. A large outdoor deck, a sunset oyster bar, a full bar and an intimate indoor dining room, all offer breathtaking views of the Intracoastal Waterway.
4325 Myrtle Street (904) 824-8794
THE CONCH HOUSE Seafood
This full service award winning casual restaurant features the finest seafood, steaks, salads and Caribbean style cuisine. Sit down under a palm tree on the outside deck or dine in one of the unique Jamaican styled grass huts out over the water. One of the most unique dining experiences in the area.
57 Comares Avenue (904) 829-8646
COQUINA BEACH SURF CLUB Island Style Grill
Coquina Beach Surf Club was created to bring customers the best in seasonal seafood, select beef entrees, seasonal produce, killer burgers, unique sandwiches and creative specials.
452 A1A Beach Boulevard (904) 471-2434
CREEKSIDE DINERY Down Home Eats
Creekside Dinery and marshside deck are nestled among beautiful magnolia trees beside one of St. Augustine's oldest boatyards on Gonzales Creek off the Intracoastal Waterway. Creekside has its own
distinctive style of southern cuisine with special emphasis on plank cooking - baking fish, chicken and steak on a 1" thick oak plank which seals in the juices and imparts a subtle wood flavor to the meat.
160 Nix Boat Yard Road (904) 829-6113
FUSION POINT Sushi
A local favorite for delicious sushi and a variety of Asian fusion cuisine, Fusion Point has been a constant since 1997.
237 San Marco Avenue (904) 823-1444
GAS FULL SERVICE RESTAURANT Casual New American
Serving fresh local food you want to eat. The menu aims to offer something for everybody by serving classic comfort food elevated to something new with our creative twist and superior ingredients.
9 Anastasia Boulevard #C (904) 217-0326
GYPSY CAB CO.
European Fusion Gypsy Cab Co. has a reputation for being a casual restaurant with exceptional food that offers a unique dining experience. Located on Anastasia Island just over the Bridge of Lions
828 Anastasia Blvd. (904) 824-8244
Hurricane Patty's offers fresh seafood dishes to delight any appetite. From award winning clam chowders to live Maine lobsters and sashimi ahi tuna to beer battered cod, they have it all and bring the ocean to your table.
69 Lewis Boulevard (904) 827-1822
HASZARD'S AT THE BEACH Open Pit BBQ
Owners Tim and Sharon Hazard have brought the taste of Baltimore’s delicious open pit beef sandwiches and the South's love of slow-cooked pulled pork, loin and ribs together with a side of the restaurant's best-seller, Maryland Crab Cakes.
5633 A1A South (904) 461-4201
ICE PLANT BAR AND RESTAURANT
Farm-to-table Dining Inspired by the historical period of the early 20th century, the idea is to reintroduce guests to a time where the experience of having a cocktail and a bite to eat was both healthful and enjoyable.
110 Riberia Street (904) 829-6553
Casual Seafood and Sushi Located right at the docks of Camachee Cove Marina, they offer spectacular waterfront views with both inside and outside dining. Enjoy the freshest seafood and casual cuisine served in a relaxed setting. "Bring the Family."
252 Yacht Club Drive (904) 824-2111
MELLOW MUSHROOM Locally owned and operated with a fun groovy vibe, Mellow Mushroom sees baking as an art form, and seeks to bring joy to others by perfecting the art of pizza.
410 Anastasia Boulevard (904) 826-4040
MOJO OLD CITY BBQ Barbeque
MOJO refers to blues song lyrics describing a good luck feeling or vibe and, with a cool clientele and a relaxed atmosphere, the blues filled space at MOJO’s offers a vibe that doesn’t resemble any other barbeque joint in town - and that’s just the way Mojo likes it.
5 Cordova Street (904) 342-5264
JAYBIRD'S RESTAURANT American Eatery
This locally owned new-American restaurant offers a casual atmosphere with breakfast, lunch and dinner served in their spacious dining room or outdoor patio and happy hours from 4-7 pm.
2600 N Ponce de Leon Boulevard (904) 429-7153
OC WHITE'S SEAFOOD & SPIRITS American Grill
Enjoy mouth-watering, fresh Maryland Blue Crab Cakes to bruschetta to a Florida style Bucket O' Steamers. Top it off with one of their frozen specialty drinks such as a Banana Cabana, captivating Coladas or traditional Margarita.
118 Avenida Menendez (904) 824-0808
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PIZZALLEY'S CHIANTI ROOM Italian
A Mediterranean jewel complete with an open kitchen, gorgeous dining areas and expansive veranda. Enjoy favorites such as bruschetta, calamari and crab cakes in a roasted garlic and red pepper sauce, Chef Dees' Marsalas, Lasagnas, and Parmesans.
117 St. George Street (904) 825-2627
Independently family owned, Romano’s on the Beach has an authentic Italian lunch or dinner ready for you! Their menu has plenty of options for everyone – pizza, salads, subs, wraps, and delicious dinner entrees like chicken marsala and eggplant parmigiana.
4010 US1 South (904) 797-8989
REDFROG & MCTOADS Grub-n-Pub
Redfrog & McToad’s is the first Grub-N-Pub in Northeast Florida. Stop by today and enjoy the casually cool eating and drinking establishment. With 25 flat screen TVs, you can be assured that you’ll have a great seat for the big game.
5545 A1A South Street (904) 814-8430
Southern Seafood & Grill A very popular mainstay of the First Coast's restaurant scene for over 50 years, Cowboy's present owners have been serving up their own brand of fresh seafood, BBQ ribs, chicken, steaks, gator tail and frog legs to locals and tourists alike for 35 years.
299 Dondanville Road (904) 471-2332
Featuring traditional dishes like Molcajete, Sopa de Mariscos, Veracruz style red snapper, Carnitas, Chiles Rellenos, Beef Tongue and a lot of other great choices, making dining at this restaurant an experience that everyone talks about and can't wait to come back to.
3290 US1 South (904) 794-1610
MIKATO JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE & SUSHI Steak House & Sushi Bar
Enjoy the finest in steak and seafood skillfully prepared and presented with great flair by master teppanyaki chefs over an open flame on your table top grill.
1092 S Ponce De Leon Boulevard (904) 824-7064
PURPLE OLIVE Shown here: Macadamia encrusted salmon with vanilla mango rum butter. Photographed with Asparagus and mashed potatoes but sides may vary. Also try: Espresso Rubbed Gorgonzola Crusted Pork Loin over marsala glazed onions with mashed potatoes and vegetables.
Caribbean American Mango Mango’s combines the best of classic American fare with flavors from the Caribbean and the Southwest. There are over fifty unique menu items to choose from including award-winning appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, salads, fish and chicken entrees and desserts.
700 A1A Beach Boulevard www.STAUGUSTINESOCIAL.com
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SAIGON PHO BISTRO Vietnamese
Authentic Vietnamese fare with vibrant modern decor and bistro style dining.
1935 A1A South (904) 461-9190
SOUTH BEACH GRILL
Easy-going Seafood Eatery Regarded as one of the best local restaurants for fresh fish, shrimp, oysters and crab legs! South Beach Grill is proud to serve only fresh, local seafood. All of their fish is hand cut in-house, fresh from the loin.
45 Cubbedge Road (904) 471-8700
SCHOONER'S SEAFOOD HOUSE Classic Seafood
Celebrating 20 Years in the Nation's Oldest City! Home of award winning Minorcan Clam Chowder and other local favorites. Serving Lunch and Dinner Daily.
3560 N Ponce De Leon Boulevard (904) 826-0233
SALT LIFE FOOD SHACK American Seafood
Salt Life Food Shack offers a carefully crafted eclectic menu to cater to all tastes and personalities. The casual yet trendy open-air space will accommodate all types from the avid seaman to land lovers looking for a taste of the Salt Life. It' s your choice of flops over loafers and soon to be your ideal choice for lunch or dinner!
312 A1A Beach Boulevard (904) 217-3256
TERRA & AQUA
Italian Seafood Bringing modern, northern Italian cuisine to sunny Florida – Terra & Acqua’s chef/ owner, Simone Parisi, is creating something to experience. Terra & Acqua is a restaurant inspired by the beautiful Atlantic ocean and the freshest of locally-farmed ingredients .
134 Sea Grove Main Street (904) 429-9647
BREWZ |N| DAWGZ BREAKFAST DAWG: Farm-fresh pork brat and bacon on a garlic butter toasted organic bun and topped with a fried egg* and organic hash fries! GREEK DAWG: Chicken Feta Sausage w/organic spinach, tomatoes, olives and greek dressing on a garlic toasted organic bun!
For a quick, flavorful bite; you may or may not find table service at these places, but you'll always find the freshest ingredients.
Open for breakfast and lunch, this traditional family restaurant will make you come back for more. Theo’s Restaurant is known for their delicious homemade bread, cinnamon bread, gyros and fried shrimp.
169 King Street (904) 824-5022
Greek / Italian / American Since 1987, Zaharias Restaurant has been serving a legendary variety of Greek, American and Italian cuisines. Begin the day with an equally complete breakfast menu served til 2pm and recharge at night under the cities largest privately owned pavilion and bar.
3945 A1A South (904) 471-4799
BREWZ |N| DAWGZ
Healthy Dogs & Sausages With a guilt-free, no junk menu this tucked away spot in the plaza of US-1 and 312, is calling to the locals avoiding downtown. A hangout with only fresh, local ,organic/non-gmo ingredients, and all their meats coming from real farms that are trusted to provide the best humanely raised/ grass-fed meats without any of the funny stuff. On the wall they keep 24 FL craft beers on draft and “99 bottles of beer on the wall.”
1974 U.S. 1 South (904) 429-7149
THE BLUE HEN
Southern Breakfast / Lunch Southern charm, with a hint of lime is their claim to fame. This cozy breakfast place is open
Tuesday - Sunday from 8AM-3PM. There is nothing the local foodie wouldn't want to
117 King Street (904) 217-3777
CHEEZEES GRILL All American
Cheezees Grill is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With delivery, hand crafted sandwiches, fresh salads and homemade soups there’s no reason to deny a tasty meal. For a quick pickme-up, savor our seasonal selections of coffee, lattes and homemade baked goods.
918 Santa Maria Boulevard (904) 679-5008
THE CHEESE WHEEL & SANDWICH BOARD Classic Sandwich Shop
St Augustine's oldest sandwich shop. We serve breakfast and lunch; open Monday-Saturday 6:30-3:30 and Sunday 6:30-2:30.
252 San Marco Avenue (904) 824-8286
CRAVE FOOD TRUCK
Healthy Salads & Wraps Located in a food truck at the San Sebastian Marina, you will order the healthiest lunch filled with dates, hummus, kale and any other colorful vegetable you can think of. Andrés will make you a wrap, salad or smoothie with whatever combination you can dream of. Picnic tables line the water with covering, for rain or shine.
134 Riberia Street (904) 297-1885
Ecclectic Smoothies & Wraps Looking for something quick, delicious, humongous and adventurous? Flavors is the place for you! Open for lunch and dinner, there is something for everyone - salad, wraps and nachos are their claim to fame. Stop by for a drink and open mic night!
125 King Street (904) 824-4221
FLORIDA CRACKER CAFE Southern Casual
Located in the heart of St. Augustine's historic district directly on St. George Street, this cafe offers outside dining on the garden patio, or you can enjoy your meal in the contemporary dining room. Perfect for a quick lunch or laid back dinner.
81 St. George Street (904) 829-0397
HOT SHOT BAKERY N' CAFE Breakfast & Lunch
Hot Shot Bakery n' Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch daily. Join them for their freshlybaked goods and a coffee. Come eat a chocolate-dipped Datil pepper and make it on the Wall of Flame!
8 Granada Street (904) 824-7898
Hipster Coffee & Aussie Pies Stop by for a filling handmade Aussie meat pie (for lunch or dinner!) or grab a coffee and pasterie in this hometown favorite.
1835 US HWY 1 South 904-209-9391
THE MUSEUM CAFÉ AT WGV Classic Cafe
Located adjacent to the World Golf Hall of Fame Gift Shop, The Museum Café offers inhouse dining and take-out service for lunch. An extensive menu includes an assortment of burgers, deli-fresh sandwiches, soups and salads. The Museum Café also offers a variety of delicious desserts.
One World Golf Place (904) 940-4100
MOJO'S TACOS Simple Tacos
& nachos. The best kept secret of locals is their breakfast tacos. Everything made to order served fast and fresh. Cash only.
551 Anastasia Boulevard (904) 829-1665
NALU'S TROPICAL TAKE-OUT Tropical Wraps & Burritos
Nalu's specializes in serving the very freshest of ingredients homemade sauces, salsas, pestos, soups, fish jerky and selecting the highest grade and all wild caught Mahi Mahi, Ono (wahoo) and Ahi (yellowfin tuna) to create their tacos, burritos, burgers, sashimi and more.
1020 Anastasia Boulevard (904) 501-9592
SMOKIN D'S BBQ
Grab-n-Go Barbeque It takes 6 to 15 hours to make authentic fresh smoked BBQ. So, these folks get up real early to sell bbq at it's perfect moment.
110 State Road 206 E (904) 797-2050
STIR IT UP
Healthy Wraps & Salads Specializing in healthy lunch cuisine and smoothies. The food is simply divine, made by caring hands with fresh ingredients including mixed greens, fresh ripe avocados, homemade hummus, and Annie’s Goddess salad dressing. All food is made to order, so be prepared to wait a little while if the porch is jammin.
18 A Street (904) 461-4552
Classic Cafe Family friendly cafe! Serving bountiful breakfasts and daily lunch specials. From traditional breakfast meals to the deep Southern belly busting flavors, there will be something that will catch your hungry eyes! A full lunch menu is also available.
KID FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS Casual, comfortable restaurants where your kids can be kids and you can enjoy a nice meal out. MELLOW MUSHROOM 410 Anastasia Boulevard
4508 US1 Highway North (904) 824-8212
MOJO OLD CITY BBQ
SEA OATS CAFFE
Tucked in the St. Augustine Beach Publix, this little breakfast joint will have you coming back for more! Sit at the bar or outside and enjoy over 30 different flavors of pancakes. Check out the daily lunch specials.
1075 A1A Beach Boulevard (904) 471-7350
TABERNA DEL CABALLO Spanish
Step back in time into our candlelit 18th centurystyled taberna. Enjoy savory tapas, flatbreads, sangria and cold beverages in an intimate atmosphere you won't find anywhere else.
37 St. George Street (904) 342-2867
Mojo's Tacos is locally owned unique taco experience featuring an east coast restaurant with a laid back atmosphere, serving fresh mahi, shrimp, chicken, beef, vegetarian & vegan options like tofu & tempeh. Although known for their tacos, they also have burritos, salads,
5 Cordova Street
2 A Street
BEACHES AT VILANO 254 Vilano Road
3945 A1A South
SOUTH BEACH GRILL 45 Cubbage Road
CAP'S ON THE WATER 4325 Myrtle Street
CREEKSIDE DINERY 160 Nix Boatyard Road
AUNT KATE'S 612 Euclid Avenue
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