Jacksonville’s Food Scene is Getting Fresh(Jax)

Recently, we had the opportunity to get a sneak peak of one of Jacksonville’s many food business start-ups: FreshJax. FreshJax is already doing a booming business with their snacks, condiments, spice blends and other goodies at Riverside Arts Market every Saturday, at various other farmers markets around town, and with their online sales. But the

Damn Good Dim Sum Dinner

The Damn Good Dim Sum Dinner is the first fundraiser for Gastrojax, Inc, hosted by the talented Chef Dennis Chan at Blue Bamboo. Gastrojax will be bringing Jacksonville Gastrofest. Dim Sum is traditionally served on small plates or steamer baskets, with tea. For those who haven’t had it, it’s often described as the Asian version

One Spark Thank Yous

Coming out of One Spark, there are a lot of people Gastrofest wants to thank. First, we thank the folks who listened to us pitch and the folks who voted for the idea. We’re grateful too, that you are passionate about where Gastrofest is going to be held and that you shared your opinions with

One Spark Schedule

Here’s the schedule for programming at our One Spark booth! We will be located in Main Street Park behind the Main Library. Along with these demos we will have raffles for gift bags with goodies such as gift certificates, cook books, kitchen gadgets, local spirits and more!   Wednesday, April 9, 2014 11:30 am The

Gastrofest Loves Jacksonville’s Local Beer

Gastrofest loves local beer. Whether or not you like beer, we feel it is worth understanding the importance of local craft breweries to our community and local economy. In just six years, Jacksonville has seen six craft breweries open and flourish. Several of which have expanded or opened new locations. These breweries are not only

Gastrofest Loves Jacksonville’s Food Trucks

When it comes to food trucks, Gastrofest is a clear supporter. These are some of the reasons why. Food trucks foster creativity. A smaller bottom line to begin with means that instead of going for formulaic food, food truckies have the ability to experiment. Once they find that a dish or technique that is successful,

Vote for Gastrofest

Why should you vote for Gastrofest at One Spark? The reasons are many. Here’s four of the things Gastrofest will do for Jacksonville. Gastrofest will put Jacksonville on the culinary map & drive tourism. Jacksonville’s food scene is a debutante, ready to make her debut. It’s a debut that will include chicken and waffles, we’re pretty

Gastrofest Loves Vegetarians and Vegans

We here at Gastrofest are equal-opportunity eaters. Despite our omnivorous stance, we are ardent supporters of the vegans and vegetarians. Why? We believe having a strong vegetarian and vegan community adds to the vibrancy of our food scene. Vegetarian dishes can tap into a chef’s creativity, getting them to not only, “think outside the meat,”

One Spark Location

    The Gastrofest One Spark booth will be at the Main Street Park, right behind the Main Library. There will be electricity for any demos we want to set up and it’s visible enough to get good traffic. It’s the perfect spot for Gastrofest. Looking forward to seeing our supporters there!

Jacksonville’s Riders Made the New York Times

This New York Times article makes a big deal out of our riders (aka camel riders).  Mentioned are Whiteway Deli, the beloved chain The Sheik and Junior’s Famous Sandwiches. In Jacksonville, riders are traditionally served in pita, with a side of tabbouleh and cherry limeade.