Restaurants

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall Flavors at Area Dunkin' Donuts

With the lazy days of summer behind us, Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, welcomes the new season with an autumn array of delicious food and beverages that feature the traditional tastes of apple and pumpkin. Whether you’re raking leaves or racing to the football game, savor the season with the return of Dunkin’ Donuts’ famous Pumpkin Coffees and Lattes, Pumpkin donut and Munchkin™ donut hole treat, a new Pumpkin packaged coffee to brew at home or work, hot or iced Apple Cider, a new Caramel Apple Donut and more.

TODAY: "Dine out for Down Syndrome"

Jacksonville's newest sports restaurant, Big Dawgs' Sports Restaurant, located at 12630-4 Beach Blvd. (Kernan Square) is hosting the event: "Dine out for Down Syndrome" all day August 30, 2011. Ten percent of all proceeds for the day will be donated to sponsor "Penelope's Peeps" in the upcoming "9th Annual Down Syndrome of Jacksonville (DSAJ) Buddy Walk," on November 5, 2011. Patrons will also have the opportunity to make personal donations directly to "Penelope's Peeps" Buddy Walk Team.

Chick-fil-A to Host Nationwide Breakfast Giveaway

Chick-fil-A to Host Nationwide Breakfast Giveaway

The Chick-fil-A Cows are sending word to customers to vote “Chikin 4 Brekfust.” Beginning Aug. 29, customers are invited to reserve a time and restaurant location to pick up a FREE Chick-fil-A breakfast entrée of their choice. Reservation time slots are available the week of Labor Day from Sept. 6 to 10 at any of our restaurants nationwide, and can be filled by visiting www.chick-fil-aforbreakfast.com.

Hookah Bar Sued for Serving Minor Involved in Fatal Accident

Hookah Bar Sued for Serving Minor Involved in Fatal Accident

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Ali Baba, a Jacksonville hookah bar, is being sued for serving an underage drinker who was involved in fatal car accident.

The crash happened just after midnight November 14, 2010.  Maida Sy, 19, had a 12:30 a.m. curfew.  Maida was on her way home and only minutes away when her car was hit, and she was killed.

Police arrested 20-year-old Robert Tofson.  He is charged with DUI and vehicular homicide.   

"Somebody knock(ed) on our door at four o'clock in the morning and the horrible thing is it's the policeman," said Nida Sy, Maida's mother.

Sy said her daughter was her best friend.  She said the 2010 Sandalwood High School graduate had big plans for her life.  She was studying to be a pharmacist.

Blizzards of Miracles: Thursday, Aug. 11th is DQ® Miracle Treat Day

Blizzards of Miracles: Thursday, Aug. 11th is DQ® Miracle Treat Day

 

Sixth annual fundraiser benefits Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®

 

MINNEAPOLIS—On Thursday, Aug. 11, communities throughout the United States and Canada will make miracles for children during the sixth annual Dairy Queen® Miracle Treat Day. On that day, $1 or more from every Blizzard® Treat sold at participating locations will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®, a charity that raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada.

Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan, a national goodwill ambassador for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, will serve as honorary spokesperson for DQ® Miracle Treat Day. Since 1989, Miss America titleholders have supported Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, helping with fundraising and visiting hospitalized children.

III Forks Hosts Complimentary Wine Sampling in August

III Forks Hosts Complimentary Wine Sampling in August

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (July 29, 2011) – III Forks Prime Steakhouse, in Tapestry Park, continues its series of weekly wine tastings. Each Monday from 5 to 6:30 p.m., patrons are invited to sample III Fork’s featured wines, and indulge in complimentary hand-passed hors d’oeuvres.

Guests will be able to enjoy a full glass or bottle of wine for half price. This month, III Forks will feature Sartori Amarone.

III Forks Prime Steakhouse is located in the live, work, and play hotspot, Tapestry Park, just off Southside Boulevard, north of J. Turner Butler Boulevard. Dining hours are Monday through Thursday: 5 – 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday: 5 – 11 p.m.

For more information about upcoming events, or to reserve your own event, visit Facebook.com/IIIForksJax or www.IIIForks.com

III Forks Hosts Exclusive Ladies Night in August

III Forks Hosts Exclusive Ladies Night in August

 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (July 29, 2011) – III Forks Prime Steakhouse, in Tapestry Park, continues its series of weekly Ladies Night events in August. Each Thursday from 5 p.m. to close, ladies are invited to mingle and enjoy half-price wine and $5 Finlandia Vodka martinis, while also having a chance to win a monthly grand prize.

Every Thursday, Ladies Night patrons will be able to register for a drawing to win an exclusive grand prize package, to be awarded on the last Thursday of each month. This month, one lucky lady and three guests will receive a special night of pampering from

III Forks, A’propos, a unique designer boutique, including a private chauffeured ride to and from III Forks in a Tom Bush BMW.

III Forks Prime Steakhouse is located in the live, work and play hotspot, Tapestry Park, just off Southside Boulevard, north of J. Turner Butler Boulevard. Dining hours are Monday through Thursday: 5 – 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday: 5 – 11 p.m.