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Tallahassee African American Heritage Celebrated All Year Long

Tallahassee, Fla. celebrates African-American culture all year long with a wealth of heritage sites offering a glimpse into the people, places and events that shaped the black experience in Tallahassee and Florida.  As the first city in Florida to hear the Emancipation Proclamation, Tallahassee's storied history dates back to the plantation lifestyle, moving forward into the post-slavery world where the acc ...

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Key West Islands A Lifelong Vacation Destination

By Urban Traveler Lynn Jones - Every so often it takes time to gather your thoughts and come up with a story on a destination that has been visited my billions of vacationers! Key West is a well know destination and people around the world are always in the mood to visit Key West and the surrounding Islands. From cruise ships to driving down Interstate 95 or sailing on your yacht, you will find great food, ...

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Thousands Flock to South Beach for 15th Annual Food and Wine Festival

The 15th annual Food Network and Cooking Channel South Beach Wine and Food Festival (#sobewff) was a food lover’s delight! Thousands of *foodies were in for a treat as Food Network and Cooking Channel stars Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flav, Geoffrey Zakarian, Marcus Samuelson, Rachel Ray, Robert Irvine, Aaron Sanchez, Ann Burrell and more whisked their culinary skills to sunny South Miami Beach, Florida. Gou ...

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Sbraga & Company Brings Philly Flare to Jax!

Last year, I had the privilege of visiting Philadelphia; remember the “I Love Philly” column! While in Philly I visited the restaurant The Fat Ham. Well now in Jacksonville, the owners of The Fat Ham have arrived with a new restaurant “Sbraga & Company!” Walking up to Sbraga & Company restaurant at Unity Plaza, you immediately feel the rustic atmosphere and concierge servicing. The menu boasts light ...

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Bonefish maintains a spot at the top for superior food, signature cocktails and banging cuisine!

If you are a native Jacksonvillian and you have the urge for some spicy shrimp aka ‘Bang, Bang Shrimp’ you head on over to Bonefish grill! Bonefish has two locations in Jacksonville, Florida.  One in Mandarin (10950 San Jose Rd.) and Jacksonville Beach (2400 S. 3rd St.). Bonefish new roll out includes new decor, a high performance kitchen and more! The bonefish sculpture hangs on a wall where the reflection ...

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Disney’s Magical Dining Month Is More than Magical, It’s Enchanting Epicurean Cuisine!

Disney’s Magical Dining Month Is More than Magical It’s Enchanting Epicurean Cuisine! #magicaldining Celebrate Orlando's amazing culinary scene during Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month. Magical Dining Month special preview week began August 24 and continues throughout September, select Orlando restaurants are offering prix fixe dinners for just $33. Indulge in imaginative appetizers, entrees and desserts ...

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Tom Joyner Family Reunion Take Over Featured Concerts and Classics

by Lynn Jones Tom Joyner and his morning crew, including Sybil Wilkes and J. Anthony Brown, took over Orlando’s Gaylord Palms Convention Center during Labor Day weekend for his 13th “Family Reunion.” This year’s event included concerts by Teddy Riley, Johnny Gill, Kool Moe Dee, Regina Bell, Jazmine Sullivan, Avant, Dougie Fresh and Maze. Also, on the expo main stage were workshops and seminars that included ...

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I LOVE Philly and You will Too!

By Urban Traveler Lynn Jones - I LOVE Philly! Did I say I love Philly?  Let me say it again!  “I Love Philly”.  Philadelphia is a city that’s not too big and not too small.  When I arrived in Philly I had the boldness to utter, “Philly feels a lot like a smaller version of New York,” well every Philadelphian I met whispered, “Do not compare us to NYC, we can hold our own,” and that they did! The hustle and ...

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Food Network and Cooking Channel Bring the Victuals to Miami Beach!

Food Network and Cooking Channel Brings the Victuals to Miami Beach (February 2015)   By Urban Traveler Lynn Jones   The Food Network and Cooking Channel South Beach Wine and Food Festival presented by Food & Wine is a national, star-studded, four-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Hosted by So ...

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Tampa, Florida: Great Food, Festivals and Urban Style Living!

Tampa, Florida: Great Food, Festivals and Urban Style Living! (January 2015)   By Urban Traveler Lynn Jones   My Urban Traveler reporting synopsis is based upon the visiting city’s representation of culture, restaurants, history, night life, downtown revitalization structure and more!  Visiting Tampa, Florida I came across a barrage of information on a city that is a hidden jewel tucked away near ...

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