Lady Who Lunches News Recap | Amy on News 4 Jax Morning Show

8/28/2014





Featured on this months "Amy West Travel" News 4 Jax Morning Segment are my favorite "Lady Who Lunches" destinations. If you missed the piece, get the recap right here. You'll find a few already featured on the blog, and a few honorable mentions that I just couldn't leave out. All of them are so darn good, you should really put them on your Lunch list Now!






Featured on my Blog:


Hawkers Asian St Fare
Location - Jacksonville, FL and Orlando, FL
- Small Plates Restaurant
- Large percent of menu comes from family recipes passed down over the years
- Mixture of Asian dishes from Thailand, Korea, China, Malaysia and beyond
- Great location in the heart of 5 Points
- Catering to foodies of all ages with an adventurous palate


Ashes Boutique and Tea Garden
Location - Jacksonville Beach, FL
- Best Kept Secret at the Beaches
- Half Boutique, Half Tea Room
- Extremely tasty tea sandwiches and desserts
- Harney and Sons tea, top quality, incredible flavor
- Intimate atmosphere perfect for a lunch out with your bestie, daughter, or a business meeting
- Not just for the ladies, I've seen plenty of men there, even an engagement 
- Great also for parties, baby showers, little girl birthdays, etc



Eleven South
Location - Jacksonville Beach, FL
- Not just for date night
- Incredible locally sourced menu
- 8 Consecutive Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence 
- Great dishes like grouper, amazing salads, sandwiches, cheese boards
- Lovely patio that is perfect in all weather
- New Chef on board
- New lunch menu rolling out soon with great new specials! 
- Perfect location for business lunches, and ladies luncheons 

Honorable Mentions:

Funkadelic Food Truck
Location - All around the Jacksonville Area
- One of my favorite local food trucks
- See them around town. I commonly find them at the Beaches Car Wash
- Hearty Comfort food with a twist
- Loved their BLT with avocado on grilled bread
- A growing crowd favorite is the Beet Fries
- OMG the grilled cheese. Just order it and thank me later. 
- Check their Facebook to find out where they are from day to day. 


French Pantry
Location - Jacksonville, FL
  • 6301 Powers Ave
  • Jacksonville, Florida 32217
- Only open for lunch
- Ranked #1 on Trip Advisor for restaurants to visit in Jacksonville
- They make bread for many of the restaurants around town
- Line starts around 10:30 am in the morning to get a seat for lunch so go early!
- Large portions of locally sourced specialties
- A legendary local favorite that everyone should experience
I loved this tasty crispy scallop salad. 


Riverside Arts Market
- A taste of the best of Jacksonville
- Best Atmosphere
- Find gifts, and take home fresh veggies while you are at it
- My favorite is Pele's Wood Fire truck and the Kettle Korn.. and don't forget Orsay's Ice cream 




Enjoy the Journey!

xo- Amy West




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