A new ice cream shop made its debut in Jacksonville Beach this week.

 

Nitrogen Creamery owners Bonny Abernathy and her husband, Chad, opened their first brick-and-mortar location on May 17 in Jacksonville Beach after two years of operating a food truck.

Customers first pick an ice cream or yogurt base and then choose from a selection of nearly 15 toppings. The concoction is then frozen with liquid nitrogen and ready to eat within minutes.

Despite the opening of the storefront, Abernathy said the food truck will continue to remain operational and focus more on food items.

Nitrogen Creamery is located at 1316 3rd St. N. in Jacksonville Beach.

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For more information about Nitrogen Creamery, call (904) 536-2988 or visit www.nitrogencreameryjax.com.

Vitality Bowls headed to Beaches

Jacksonville Beach will be home to Vitality Bowls, a California-based franchise that offers a selection of acai, breakfast and dessert bowls, in July.

The acai berry bowls are topped with organic granola and customers can choose from an array of toppings including fruit, honey and chia seeds.

Jacksonville native Amy Sears and her husband, Donnie, are scheduled to open Vitality Bowls on July 6 at North Beach Plaza at 1516 3rd St. N. in Jacksonville Beach.

The 1,100-square-foot location will feature 12 seats inside and additional seating outdoors.

Vitality Bowls is expected to have nearly 50 locations throughout nine states by the end of the year.

For more information about Vitality Bowls, visit www.vitalitybowls.com.

Brunch at Golden Corral

Golden Corral will begin offering brunch seven days a week starting on Monday

The new brunch menu features breakfast and lunch classics as well as two new items. Other popular items are made-to-order omelets, sausage and egg skillet, carved glazed ham, crispy bacon, pancakes, scrambled eggs, and biscuits.

Brunch will be served daily from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and all restaurants will also be opening for Weekend Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Friday - Sunday, beginning on Friday.

There are five Golden Corral locations in Jacksonville.

To learn more, visit www.goldencorral.com.

New menu at BJ’s

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse debuted its new Brewhouse Slow-Roasted menu on May 15.

These new menu items are slow-roasted for as long as eight hours and hand carved to order.

The prime rib is 15 ounces and slow-roasted for more than four hours, topped with au jus and creamy horseradish and served with a choice of two sides.

The double bone-in pork chop features Big Poppa Smokers’ Sweet Money Championship Rub and choice of two sides.

The baby back pork ribs are topped with Big Poppa Smokers’ Sweet Money Championship Rub and BJ’s Peppered BBQ sauce, and served with a choice of two sides.

The prime rib dip is sliced, slow-roasted prime rib on a hoagie roll topped au jus and creamy horseradish served with fries.

The hand-pulled turkey dip features slow-roasted herb turkey breast topped with Swiss cheese, caramelized onions, au jus, and horseradish aioli on a hoagie roll served with fries.

The barbecue pulled pork is hand-pulled pork shoulder topped with BJ’s Peppered BBQ sauce, onion strings and BBQ ranch dressing on a toasted Parker House bun served with coleslaw and fries.

There are two BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse locations in Jacksonville on Max Leggett Parkway and the Markets at Town Center.

For more information, visit www.bjsrestaurants.com.

Mac n’ Cheetos back at Burger King

Burger King brought back Mac n’ Cheetos — Cheetos stuffed with mac n’ cheese — on May 18.

Mac n’ Cheetos were originally introduced in June 2016.

They come in an order of five pieces for $2.69 and will be available for a limited time at participating Burger King restaurants.

Intuition sponsoring disc golf tourney

The third annual Intuition Ale Disc Golf Event will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Henry J. Klutho Park at 204 W. 3rd St.

The amateur-level fun tournament features 18 holes with a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. Participants are asked to arrive no later than 10 a.m. to sign-in and pick up a player pack.

The event is $50 and includes a custom-made Innova disc with the Intuition cityscape logo, Intuition koozie and sticker, water/snacks at the event, entrance to the after party at Intuition Ale Works on Bay Street beginning at 1 p.m., two beers and food at the after party from TacoLu and Chew Chew.

Spectators are welcome to attend for free.

Tournament spots are reserved for those over the age of 21.

Prizes for top three finishers include Intuition gift cards and Innova and Intuition t-shirts, hats, disc golf bags, DiscCatchers, and more. There will also be a “Closest to Pin” contest as well as an Ace Pot.

The event is held in the partnership with the Springfield Preservation and Revitalization Council (SPAR) and proceeds from the tournament will benefit the organization, which has set-up a fund to maintain the disc golf course at Klutho Park.

Tickets are available at Eventbrite.com.

Food trucks at Landing

More than 20 of Jacksonville’s newest food trucks will line up at the Jacksonville Landing Saturday from 4-9 p.m. for “Food Trucks on the Block.”

The latest and greatest additions to the food truck scene will compete for the “New Trucks on the Block” title and wrapped cooler.

Overall sales will determine the winner.

Send any dining news, promotions or rumors of new restaurants openings to ann.friedman@jacksonville.com.