Hungry Girl in the River City

As DVI’s marketing & events assistant, I work hard to ensure Downtown Jacksonville is the place to be.


So, when it’s finally lunch time, I’m ready to enjoy myself, yummy food and Downtown’s great urban

With about a billion dining options within walking distance Downtown (okay, more like 90), I always
have a tough decision to make at lunch time…where should I go? Inspiration strikes as I walk out of the office.

Eat Up Downtown kicks off next week, and a selection of some of the best restaurants Downtown will
be offering $15, $25 or $35 three-course meals. How could I say no?

A die-hard sushi lover at heart, Koja Sushi is a no-brainer for me, AND it’s an Eat Up Downtown venue.
And so, off I go to the Jacksonville Landing!


It’s a quick walk to The Landing from the office, but I’m more than thankful for A/C when I arrive.

However, the view offered is hard to pass up. Despite the busy dining room, I decide to brave the heat,
and enjoy the beautiful St. Johns River.

The lunch and dinner boxes are a great deal, and I go with a roll box for my much-deserved lunch treat.

It tastes just as good as it looks.

Obviously, I enjoyed it.

Back to work I go, burning off some calories and dreaming of Eat Up Downtown.

Need a lunch spot? Maybe a dinner date worthy of that special someone? Koja Sushi offers gorgeous views,
delicious eats and a special menu for Eat Up Downtown. The service is wonderful, so you can get back to the
office and on with your day, or take your time and enjoy the atmosphere.

Think you can snap a better picture than me? (You probably can.)

Participate in our Eat Up Downtown photo contest and win awesome prizes, while shamelessly Instagramming your delicious Downtown fare.

Eat Up Downtown runs Aug. 12-25. Participating restaurants, menus, price points and more can be found at Don’t forget to make reservations!