Restaurants

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.

'Eat Up Downtown' Starts in Jacksonville

'Eat Up Downtown' Starts in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Save the date and your appetite.

That's the slogan for this year's event called Eat Up Downtown in Jacksonville. Downtown Vision Inc. is sponsoring the event, which tries to create buzz around downtown restaurants with deals.

It starts today and continues through August 28. Participating restaurants offers selected three-course dinner menus for $25 per person. There are no coupons or tickets.

You can view the places and menus online.

MORE: Full Coverage of the Event

Cheese Has a Much Different Meaning At Riverside Deli

Cheese Has a Much Different Meaning At Riverside Deli

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The folks at the Whiteway Deli in Riverside don't just have your sandwich in mind when they tell you "say cheese."

The owner, Sam Salem, has been taking customer photos with an old Canon behind the front counter for decades.

"I started, then I got the camera as a gift in 1972, I just wanted to practice on customers, and then it just blew up," he said.

He still fills it with film, takes the exposed roll for processing, and at the end of each week, posts new customer photos on the walls.

In all, Sam estimates he's taken more than 70,000 customer photos. Of course, he can't fit all of those on the walls.

So, he's got shoe boxes, photo albums and a warehouse in the back full of photos. He refuses to throw any away.

"You know them, you know their family, you see their kids growing up," he said.

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