local restaurants

table spread with hot sauce
Kristen Penoyer for Gilbert's

The number of food halls in the U.S. is expected to triple within the next five years.

As The Jaxson Editor in Chief Ennis Davis said, the First Coast is just beginning to get a taste of this dining trend, with a “mini” food hall at Jacksonville Beach: Gilbert’s.

San Marco lion fountain
Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

A long-planned mixed-use development called East San Marco is finally proceeding in the historic Jacksonville neighborhood after building permits were issued last week.

John Burr

Jacksonville’s Congaree and Penn Farm has had huge success in its two years in business, mainly by selling rice to local restaurants.