1. What do you love most about Jacksonville?
I moved to Jacksonville a little over 15 years ago and made it a point to delve into the city and get to know all of its ins and outs as best I could. With that being said, I have grown to love many different things about the city! I'm a foodie so first and foremost would be the diverse food scene. I adore the melting pot of local fare Jacksonville has to offer. I also love being surrounded by so many beautiful bodies of water. Water brings peace and having the beach right up the street to watch the sun rise and set is therapeutic. Honorable mentions would include all of the fabulous street art you can find in just about every area of town, our various festivals and markets, and of course our Southern & historic charm.
2. What is one thing you tell a visitor that they must see/do when in Jax?
Jacksonville has many attractions but when family and friends come to visit me, I find myself taking them to check out the beach, the Jaguar stadium, Riverside Arts Market, the MOCA or Cummer Museums, a rooftop restaurant like Cowford or River and Post, and 5 points. For the shopaholics in town, the St. Johns Town Center is a one-stop shop for all of your fashion needs.
3. Where is your favorite local spot to eat?
I always find it challenging to answer this question because there are so many local restaurants I absolutely love! Whenever I am asked, I always reply that I can give you my favorite depending on what type of cuisine you're wanting at the moment. If I had to choose a favorite now, it would be Black Sheep in 5 points. I've always enjoyed my dine in experiences there. The ambiance, the rooftop, the cocktails, and of course their food, have never let me down. The Korean Short Ribs washed down with a "Dusty Boot" are must-haves and my go-tos!