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There’s nothing better than All-American Barbecue in the middle of summer! Since it can be a little difficult to have that homemade neighborhood barbecue quality food all summer long, here’s a list of places all around #DTJax that will get you the next best thing, if not better!

Best BBQ Cocktails: The Candy Apple Cafe & Cocktails ⃒  400 N Hogan St.

Starting off any good barbecue with a refreshing cocktail can only make it better as it goes on! The Candy Apple Cafe & Cocktails has crafted the perfect cocktails to add to your #DTJax barbecue hunt. The Watermelon Sour is the perfect pairing for any barbecue meal and its topped off with a watermelon sour candy that is made at Sweet Pete’s! If watermelon isn’t the flavor you’re looking for, you can order a Snozzberry Lemonade that includes Sweet Pete’s popular taffy!

 

 

 

 

Best Ribs: Jenkins Quality BBQ ⃒  830 N Pearl St.

Nothing screams barbecue louder than a plate piled high with ribs. Head to Jenkins Quality BBQ to satisfy all your barbecue rib needs. They serve rib plates as well as rib sandwiches. While you’re at Jenkins don’t forget to get a side of coleslaw to complete your meal. And you won’t want to leave without topping your ribs or sandwich off with their popular savory barbecue sauce!

 

 

 

 

 

Best Brisket: The Bearded Pig ⃒  1224 Kings Ave.

If ribs aren’t your go to, but you still want authentic barbecue, make your way to The Bearded Pig and enjoy their beef brisket while looking out at the St. Johns River from the Southbank. A plate of barbecue in the midst of summer wouldn’t be complete without a refreshing and cold drink, which you’ll easily be able to find with The Bearded Pig’s wide selection of beers.

 

 

 

 

 

Best Burger: Bellwether ⃒  100 N Laura St. #100

No backyard barbecue is complete without burgers! Bellwether has got you covered with a wide variety of burgers that will satisfy whatever you may be in the mood for. Whether you are looking for the classic, all-American option, a lighter take on the summer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Hot Dog: Cowford Chophouse ⃒  101 E. Bay St.

You can’t have a barbecue with hamburgers and not have hotdogs. Make you way to Cowford Chophouse to complete the barbecue hunt and enjoy a lavish hotdog. The Cowford Hot Dog, which is only served during the restaurant’s lunch hours, is a slightly more upscale take on the childhood favorite everyone loves. The kobe beef hot dog is topped with relish and diced onions and served on a brioche bun with a side of french fries. Lunch is served at the Cowford Chophouse starting at 11 a.m Monday through Friday.

 

 

 

 

Best “Non-Barbecue” Barbecue Food: Burrito Gallery ⃒  21 E Adams St.

Maybe you’re in the mood for a funky twist on all-American barbecue grub. If so, you’ll want to make a stop by Burrito Gallery and order their bacon cheeseburger specialty taco or burrito. Here you’ll find the perfect combo of classic Mexican and all-American barbecue for when you’re craving both!

 

 

 

 

 

Best Macaroni and Cheese: Spliff’s Gastropub ⃒  15 Ocean St.

Every summertime barbecue needs macaroni and cheese on the menu. Spliff’s Gastropub will satisfy any and all cravings you have the creamy classic. Whether you are looking for a bowl of simple macaroni and cheese or want something a little more extravagant, Spliff’s has got it. You won’t want to miss their take on a cordon bleu macaroni and cheese, known as the “Gordon Bleu Dreams” or their “Build Your Own Mac” with a variety of cheeses to choose from and meats and veggies to add in!

 

 

 

 

Best Potato Salad: Magnificat Cafe ⃒  231 N Laura St.

If you are on the hunt for some barbecue favorites, potato salad will most likely be on your list. Stop into Magnificat Cafe and pick up a side of their potato salad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a full list of spots to get your grub on, visit our directory. Plus, stay up to date with events throughout the year with our events calendar.

The following is this week’s issue of the #DTJax Weekly Update e-newsletter. To receive this in your email inbox each week, sign-up here.

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COJ City Council Meeting


When: Tuesday, June 26 at 5 p.m.
Where: Council Chamber, 117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor

Join the City of Jacksonville for a city council meeting. For more information, visit their website here.





Downtown Monthly Street Count

What: Talking with people who are homeless downtown and guiding them to begin or continue a housing plan.

When: Tuesday, June 26 from 6pm – 8pm in Hemming Park
You can find more information about this event here.


Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting


When: Tuesday, July 3 from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Where: First floor training room of the Ed Ball Building

The meeting is free and open to the public and will have updates from Cantrece Jones, on the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center and LaVilla Activity in addition to other speakers.




DIA Urban Arts Project Phase II Stakeholder Survey

More public art is coming soon to The Elbow thanks to the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and Downtown Investment Authority’s Urban Arts Project!
Tell them what you want to see by taking this quick survey.

 






Volunteer Opportunities: First Wednesday Art Walk
 
Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support Downtown’s signature monthly event! Sign up here.

 

 

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#DTJax News


 

New businesses in #DTJax:

 

Now Open!

Gili's Kitchen Logo
126 W. Adams St.







 

11 N. Ocean St.



2 W. Independent Dr. Suite 154



 

 

Justice Pub logo


The Justice Pub
315 E. Bay St.

 

 







Coming Soon:

Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
417 Magnolia St.

 

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Stories From BlogDTJax.com


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DVI Updates:


2016-2017 Annual Report

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Have you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year? Check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2016-2017. Read or download the PDF here.

2016-2017 State of Downtown Report

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It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville. Since the beginning of 2016, Downtown has seen more than $80 million in completed development projects, such as the Winston Family YMCA and Daily’s Place Amphitheater. More than $2 billion in projects are currently under construction or proposed. Read about currently development, employment and residential trends in this 18-month look at the progress in Downtown Jacksonville from January 2016-June 2017. Read or download the PDF here.


2018 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

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Downtown’s signature monthly event, First WednesdayArt Walk attracts 8,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 30+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 14th year, Art Walk celebrates the local art scene by featuring hundreds of artists, performers and live music acts. Be a partner today! Download the kit here.

The following is this week’s issue of the #DTJax Weekly Update e-newsletter. To receive this in your email inbox each week, sign-up here.

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Instagram of the Week

 

Tag your Downtown photo #DTJax for a chance to be featured.

 

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Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Live Music & Nightlife

Sports, Health + Fitness

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Get Involved



COJ City Council Meeting


When: Tuesday, June 12 at 5 p.m.
Where: Council Chamber, 117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor

Join the City of Jacksonville for a city council meeting. For more information, visit their website here.





DIA Urban Arts Project Phase II Stakeholder Survey

More public art is coming soon to The Elbow thanks to the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and Downtown Investment Authority’s Urban Arts Project! Tell them what you want to see by taking this quick survey.







Volunteer Opportunities: First Wednesday Art Walk
 
Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support Downtown’s signature monthly event! Sign up here.

 

 

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#DTJax News

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

New businesses in #DTJax:

 

Now Open!

Gili's Kitchen Logo
126 W. Adams St.







 

 

 

2 W. Independent Dr. Suite 154





 

Justice Pub logo


The Justice Pub
315 E. Bay St.

 








Coming Soon:

Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
417 Magnolia St.

 

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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

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DVI Updates:


DVI in the News: Jake Gordon, CEO









“Project after project, we’re not just building a better Downtown, but a better Jacksonville.”
Read our own Jake Gordon’s story about how partnerships power downtown development featured in the Florida Times Union. You can find it here.


2016-2017 Annual Report

Screen Shot 2017-11-15 at 9.20.20 AM

Have you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year? Check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2016-2017. Read or download the PDF here.

2016-2017 State of Downtown Report

State of Downtown thumbnail

It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville. Since the beginning of 2016, Downtown has seen more than $80 million in completed development projects, such as the Winston Family YMCA and Daily’s Place Amphitheater. More than $2 billion in projects are currently under construction or proposed. Read about currently development, employment and residential trends in this 18-month look at the progress in Downtown Jacksonville from January 2016-June 2017. Read or download the PDF here.


2018 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

2018 AW Sponsorship Thumbnail

Downtown’s signature monthly event, First WednesdayArt Walk attracts 8,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 30+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 14th year, Art Walk celebrates the local art scene by featuring hundreds of artists, performers and live music acts. Be a partner today! Download the kit here.

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Calling all parents! Summer break is just a few weeks away…so it’s never too early to start planning on how to keep the kids active and engaged. To make it easier for our on-the-go parents, here are a few summer programs that Downtown Jacksonville has to offer.

Cathedral Arts Project – Camp Encore

Camp Encore will allow children to grow their creativity through different weekly programs in theatre, visual arts, dance, and music. Each program is led by experienced artists from each department. Programs include ukulele lessons, painting, contemporary dance, and more!

When: June 11 – 29

Where: St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 256 East Church Street

Children ages 6 – 11 encouraged to attend!

Visit the Cathedral Arts Project website for more information.

The Florida Ballet – Summer Programs

The renowned Florida Ballet will be offering various summer workshops for young dancers looking to enhance their ballet skills. Workshops vary depending on age and skill set – from the Young Dancers Workshop for ages 5-10 to Company Experience for advanced dancers age 15+.

When: June 18 – August 11

Where: The Florida Ballet, 300 East State 

Ages 8 and up welcome!

Visit the Florida Ballet website.                                                                                  

Jacksonville Main Library

Join the Main Library in the annual summer reading program and daily summer activities! Children can enjoy the Open Labs for computer use, art workshops, and more.

When: June 1 – August 30

Where: Main Library, 303 North Laura Street

Click here for the library’s activity calendar:

Kids 5-10 and Teens.

Museum of Contemporary Art – Art Camp

MOCA’S Summer Art Camp allows campers to explore their creative side with experienced educators. Campers will hone their artistic abilities by creating unique art pieces, exploring the museum’s galleries, and gaining perspective through art history.

Projects will vary per age group and per week. While younger campers are crafting and learning the basic fundamentals of art, older campers will explore photography, printmaking, and more.

When: June 4 – 29, July 9 – August 3 

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, 333 North Laura Street

Open to children ages 4 – 14

For more information or to register, visit their website before spots run out.

Museum of Science and History – Discovery Camp

Join the MOSH Educators for a new adventure every week as they cater to every child’s interest imaginable. Campers can explore the museum’s more common themes: science, history, and astronomy. Additionally, Camp MOSH also offers educationally engaging camps on architecture, marine science, sustainability, and more!

When: June 4 – August 3

Where: Museum of Science and History, 1025 Museum Circle

Children from Kindergarten to 5th Grade

Check out their website for more information on their week-long summer camps.

Peterbrooke Chocolatier – Chocolatier Day Camp

What child does not love sweets! Peterbrooke Chocolatier offers a Chocolatier Day Camp where campers will have the opportunity to learn about the chocolate making process and dip their own homemade treats.

When: Mondays and Fridays, June-August

Where: Downtown Location, 100 West Bay Street

Ages 5 and up welcome!

Don’t live close to Downtown Jacksonville? It’s okay! Camp Peterbrooke is offered at all locations. Reserve a spot and contact (904) 398 – 2489 for pricing details.

Keep the kids moving this summer! For more friendly locations in #DTJax, visit our complete directory here.

 

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