Flour & Fig Bakehouse will be the latest addition to Springfield’s Main Street this fall.
The restaurant will be located at 1715 Main St. N. and will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Owners Kurt D’Aurizio and his wife Allison have been in the restaurant business for more than 20 years.
When the couple moved to Jacksonville six years ago from Myrtle Beach, S.C., D’Aurizio joined the staff at the Sulzbacher Center as executive chef. Allison started baking professionally and launched her business, My Grandmother’s Pie, and began selling her baked goods at events and farmers’ markets across Jacksonville.
“As things have progressed, we decided to merge into a bakehouse and move forward with a brick-and-mortar location,” D’Aurizio said. “She’ll run the bakery and I’ll run the kitchen.”
D’Aurizio said Allison will create a variety of baked goods including galettes, a pastry that can be done sweet or savory.
“We’re looking to do a breakfast galette with an egg as well as a local oyster mushroom kale brie and pesto, and a tomato and mozzarella galette,” he said. “We’ll also have vegan and vegetarian options with minimally processed ingredients.”
For lunch, D’Aurizio anticipates offering a variety of sandwiches, paninis and salads.
There will also be a coffee bar, craft beer, wines and a limited cocktail menu.
The 1,900-square-foot space will have outside seating and approximately 100 seats inside.
Flour & Fig Bakehouse will also use and sell local products from businesses such as Bold City Pops and Olive My Pickle.
D’Aurizio said he anticipates Flour & Fig Bakehouse will open in November.
FIREHOUSE SUBS AT AIRPORT
Firehouse Subs opened a location at the Jacksonville International Airport in the post-security food court on July 1.
The restaurant is the first of several planned Firehouse Subs locations inside major U.S. airport terminals expected to open over the next five years. Along with a modified version of the brand’s menu of steamed subs, the airport location also introduces a customized design concept created to accommodate operations inside a smaller space.
The brand also introduced a breakfast menu at the Jacksonville International Airport location, which is the only store in the continental U.S. where travelers can experience Firehouse Subs breakfast. The new breakfast menu includes a variety of hot egg and cheese sandwiches.
NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY AT KRYSTAL
Krystal is celebrating National Ice Cream Day, which is Sunday, by offering 99-cent ice cream sundaes through July 23.
The sundaes are part of Krystal’s Sweet & Cold lineup and guests can choose between chocolate, strawberry or Oreo cookie pieces.
The offer is valid at participating locations and while supplies last.
There are nearly 15 Krystal locations in Jacksonville.
For more information, visit www.krystal.com.
NEW SPECIALS AT BONEFISH GRILL
Bonefish Grill unveiled new menu options starting at $19.90, including Cod Piccata and Lobster Stuffed Shrimp, Wood Grilled Center-Cut 8-ounce Sirloin and Cold Water Lobster Tail, Cod Piccata and Cold Water Lobster Tail, and Filet Mignon and Cold Water Lobster Tail.
Each entrée comes with a choice of two sides and is available through July 23.
Guests can also enjoy the Summer Duo and other seasonal specials through mid-September, including Dynamite-Style Wild Salmon, wood-grilled Wild Sockeye Salmon topped with dynamite aioli and feta cheese and served with a blend of golden gnocchi, tomatoes, spinach and corn, or Caribbean Style Dayboat Scallops, sushi-grade caramelized scallops served with pineapple salsa and vanilla bean rum butter, alongside green beans and jasmine rice.
The Watermelon Martini, which features hand-muddled watermelon, house-infused English cucumber and Fris vodka infusion and sour, garnished with frozen watermelon cubes, is available until mid-September.
Bonefish Grill also debuted the Sparkling Blue Hawaiian cocktail made with rum, Blue Curacao liqueur, Coco Lopez and pineapple juice, topped with prosecco.
For dessert, the Summer Berry Bread Pudding is a brioche bread pudding infused with Grand Marnier and orange zest, served with summer berries, ice cream, whipped cream and salted caramel sauce.
For more information, visit www.bonefishgrill.com.
IHOP CELEBRATING ANNIVERSARY
IHOP is throwing a pancake party on July 18 to celebrate its 59-year anniversary.
Guests can enjoy a short stack of pancakes for 59 cents at all locations nationwide from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 18.
“While 59 may seem like an odd, in-between year to commemorate, at IHOP we believe that every moment is worth celebrating, and that every party is better with hot, freshly-made pancakes,” said Alisa Gmelich, vice president of Marketing, IHOP.
For more information, visit www.ihop.com.
CAPITAL GRILLE HOLDING WINE EVENT
The Capital Grille kicked off its ninth annual “The Generous Pour” wine event on July 10.
Guests can taste seven wines from California and Oregon for $28 when paired with dinner through Sept. 3.
The theme of this year’s event, “The Critics’ Darlings: 90+ Point Finds,” brings together wines that have been rated 90 points or higher by wine critics for characteristics such as overall quality, taste profile, body and aroma.
During the event, servers will suggest pairings for each course based on individual preferences, allowing guests to craft their own personalized wine dinner. The wines of The Generous Pour 2017 collection and recommended pairings from The Capital Grille’s Advanced Sommelier include: Mt. Brave Cabernet Sauvignon, Arrowood “Sonoma Estates” Cabernet Sauvignon, Siduri Pinot Noir, Edmeades Zinfandel, Matanzas Creek Winery Sauvignon Blanc, Cambria Clone 4 Chardonnay and WillaKenzie Pinot Gris.
The Capital Grille is located at St. Johns Town Center at 5197 Big Island Dr.
For more information, visit www.thecapitalgrille.com.
TRIPLE DOUBLE AT SMASHBURGER
Smashburger added the Triple Double on its menu on July 11.
The Triple Double features two beef patties, two slices of American cheese and one slice of aged cheddar cheese.
As with any Smashburger, guests can add their favorite toppings and condiments.
The Triple Double will be available at all full menu U.S. Smashburger locations.
Smashburger is located at the Seminole Shoppes at 630 Atlantic Blvd. in Neptune Beach.
For more information on Smashburger, visit www.smashburger.com.
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