Category Archives: Things to do

At the Boat House, a Good Menu and Great Atmosphere

By Dylan Bailey If you haven’t had the chance to stop by The Boat House, [...]


The Happy Tomato: A Hidden Gem in the Heart of Centre Street

By Dylan Bailey The Happy Tomato has been around since 2007, nestled in its own [...]


Black Cat Pizza: Don’t Let the Outside Fool You

By Dylan Bailey Most likely, Black Cat Pizza is a name you’ve heard many times [...]


Just a Hop Skip and a Jump From a New Love

By Dylan Bailey Only a short walk from picturesque Centre Street, First Love Brewing is [...]

Ahan Thai Kitchen: A Delicious Escape

By Dylan Bailey As the Shrimp Fest takes place, the streets of downtown Fernandina are [...]

At Twisted Table, Brunch Is a Must-Try

  By Dylan Bailey Twisted Table is a name that isn’t unfamiliar in Fernandina Beach. [...]

O’Brien’s: A Bit of Grease, Good Fare, but You’d Better Like Beer

By Dylan Bailey An authentic Irish pub experience is a rarity in these parts. So, [...]

Akari Sushi Delivers a Unique Burrito Experience

By Dylan Bailey Akari Sushi, located just off from Centre Street, promises a delicious sushi [...]

The Surf Restaurant is a Wipeout

By Dylan Bailey The Surf Restaurant, a bar and beach motel standing since 1957, offers [...]

Magnolia’s Cafe: Rebranded, Moved and Even Better

By Dylan Bailey Magnolia’s Cafe is a new restaurant that has opened in Fernandina Beach. [...]

At Bar Zin, Expect Luxury That You Won’t Forget

By Dylan Bailey A quaint bistro called Bar Zin is tucked away behind the lush [...]

Lagniappe Cooks up a Little Something Extra

By Dylan Bailey Lagniappe takes inspiration from the flavors of New Orleans, Charleston, and Savannah. [...]

Fusion Ramen Causes a Stir in Yulee

By Dylan Bailey If you’re a fan of ramen, you’ll be thrilled to know that [...]

At Vintage Donuts, Your Imagination Is the Cook

By Dylan Bailey If you’re a fan of donuts and have a penchant for nostalgia, [...]

Cucina South: Perfect for a Special Night Out

By Dylan Bailey Located amidst the beautiful oaks of Amelia Island, Cucina South is a [...]

Take Your Visitors to Salt Life. No Visitors? Take You

By Dylan Bailey When it comes to dining experiences that seamlessly blend food, ambiance, and [...]

Tasty’s Fresh Burgers: Where Smash Burgers Steal the Show

By Dylan Bailey Tasty’s Fresh Burgers is a well-established restaurant that has been serving delicious [...]

Amelia Island Restaurant Week Celebrates its ‘Sweet Sixteen’

By Dylan Bailey It’s time to pop the champagne and cut the cake! Amelia Island’s [...]

Restaurant Review: Thumbs Up for Hana Sushi in Yulee

By Dylan Bailey As someone deeply fond of Asian cuisine and seafood, I was thrilled [...]

Timoti’s – Wild Caught Seafare

By Dylan Bailey There’s no denying that good food, coupled with a warm, inviting ambiance, [...]

V Pizza: Classic and Innovative

By Dylan Bailey When it comes to pizza, everyone has their preferences. Thin crust or [...]

Amelia Fresh Cafe: Good and Healthy

By Dylan Bailey Nestled inside of Nassau Health Foods is a cozy cafe with big [...]

Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls – Classic Comfort Food

By Dylan Bailey If you’ve been craving a taste of New England but couldn’t find [...]

Indigo Fernandina Opens its Doors

By Dylan BaileyOpening its doors on Nov. 14, 2023, Indigo brings a fresh twist on [...]

Some Different Ideas If You’re Not Sure About Thanksgiving

By Dylan Bailey If you’re planning to eat out for Thanksgiving on Amelia Island, here [...]

Bantam & Biddy is a Gluten-Free Heaven

By Dylan BaileyBantam & Biddy has been on Amelia Island for a few years now [...]

Mimi’s Coffee & Boba Tea Is Popping With Flavor

By Dylan Bailey Amelia Island hosts a variety of wonderful and delicious treats. However, one [...]

Dang Good Coffee Lives Up to The Name

By Dylan BaileyMeet Monica Risker, the heart and soul behind the newly opened Dang Good [...]

Feeling Hot & Humid? You Might Need Rita’s in Wildlight

By Dylan Bailey This week has been filled with rain and humidity–which isn’t anything new [...]

Mocama Wildlight Taproom to Open Saturday Oct. 14

Mocama Beer Company is opening a satellite taproom, located in Wildlight’s former StoryCenter, Saturday, Oct. [...]

Noelle’s: Small Menu, But Tacos With Big Flavor

  By Dylan Bailey The story of Noelle’s Crunchy Taco, a small food truck stationed [...]

At KP’s, a South Island Gem of a Restaurant

By Dylan Bailey While the allure of Centre Street in Fernandina Beach is undeniably magnetic, [...]

And Now, a Food Truck for Crepes: The Real Deal!

By Dylan Bailey Food trucks have been steadily gaining popularity for their unique offerings and [...]

Espana: In New Hands, but as Good as Ever

By Dylan Bailey Tucked away on South Fourth Street, España Restaurant & Tapas has been [...]

First-Class Italian, But Not Where You’d Expect It

By Dylan Bailey While cruising along A1A, you might notice a seemingly ordinary Italian spot [...]

Yummy Sushi Is, Well, Pretty Darned Yummy

By Dylan Bailey Stashed behind LUV Car Wash, Yummy Sushi is a relatively new exponent [...]

7 Brew: Drive-Thru Only, but Heavenly Coffees

By Dylan Bailey It’s not every day you see a new coffee shop opening within [...]

Baba’s Brings Authentic Mediterranean Cuisine to Fernandina

By Dylan Bailey If you’re a foodie with a taste for Mediterranean cuisine, then you’re [...]

Ciao! Italian the Way It Should Be Done

By Dylan BaileyIn the vibrant heart of Fernandina Beach, Florida, there’s a little gem known [...]

Like a Breakfast to Write Home About? Try the Southern Donut Company

By Dylan BaileyIf you’re a breakfast aficionado craving gourmet donuts, hearty meals, and artisan coffee, [...]

Mezcal: New, Exciting and Authentically Mexican

Lined up for Mezcal Spirit of Oaxaca By Dylan Bailey Nothing quite matches the excitement [...]

People Who Love Japanese Food Love Fancy Sushi

By Dylan Bailey For great tasting Japanese cuisine, Fancy Sushi stands out from the crowd. [...]

Nana Teresa Has a Story — And Boy, Can She Bake

By Dylan BaileyNana Teresa’s Bake Shop is a special place. It has captivated the hearts [...]

Garden Street Bistro: A Fernandina Beach Jewel

By Dylan Bailey A hidden gem nestled in Fernandina Beach is Garden Street Bistro. A [...]

Cafe Karibo: Charming Setting, Great Food

By Dylan Bailey Nestled in the heart of historic Fernandina Beach, Cafe Karibo stands as [...]

An Inspiring Journey: Clarence and His Bagel Shop

By Dylan BaileyAloha Bagel is not just a popular bagel shop in Fernandina Beach; it’s [...]

Thai Spice Cafe: A Bit Pricey, But Worth It

  By Dylan Bailey I had been craving Thai food all week, which is strange [...]

The Game’s Afoot at Amelia Community Theatre

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson travel to the moors of Devonshire for their latest case [...]

Island BBQ: A Fever Dream of Buffet Choices

By Dylan Bailey One of my favorite things about Amelia Island is the diversity of [...]

Aloha Bagel Is a Feast for More Than Your Eyes

By Dylan Bailey Aloha Bagel and Deli made waves when it opened its doors in [...]

Disc Golf at Simmons Road Park Will Get a Look

By Mike Lednovich A disc golf group pitching Simmons Road Park property as the site [...]

This Hot New Place in Yulee Will Make You Happy

By Dylan Bailey On its website, Grumpy’s Restaurant says it is bringing dining back to [...]

Hofbrau Amelia: Real German? Ja! Recommended? Jawohl!

By Dylan Bailey Hofbrau Amelia is Fernandina’s only German pub and biergarten. My question now [...]

Just Truckin’ to Hot Dog House FL

By Dylan Bailey Over the past few years, food trucks have found a new footing [...]

It’s Blueberry Season — and a Season for Ancient Stories

By Lauri deGaris Blueberries are native to North America and can be found in every [...]

Review: New Cuban Bistro Off to a Delicious Start

By Dylan Bailey When I heard Amelia Island was welcoming another Cuban restaurant, I was [...]

Review: Fill Up at T-Ray’s

  By Dylan Bailey On the corner of Beech Street and Eighth Street, lies an [...]

Review: Wickedly Good Wicked BAO

By Dylan Bailey Down an unassuming street in Fernandina Beach, lives a restaurant you won’t [...]

Review – Peach Cobbler Factory

By Dylan Bailey It’s always exciting when a new restaurant opens on Amelia Island. And [...]

Restaurant Review: a Hidden Gem the Tourists Haven’t Found

By Dylan Bailey I have lived around the Amelia Island area for more than 15 [...]

Interview: Story & Song Bookstore Bistro

By Dylan Bailey I was given the opportunity to interview Donna Kaufman, who is the [...]

Restaurant Review: The Old/New Crab Trap Is a Delight

By Dylan Bailey The Crab Trap, at 31 N. 2nd St., was long a staple [...]

No More Crepes, but a Good New Restaurant

Editor’s Note: The author is our new restaurant and culture writer. Think that’s an odd [...]

A Big Saturday Coming Up

Dec.10 in Fernandina Beach will be big. Not only will both the Market Place farmers [...]

Nao Trinidad Returning

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Magellan-Elcano expedition. Ferdinand Magellan, admiral of the [...]

Fall Is the Time for Community Events

As summer fades into fall, local events return. Here is a sampling from the Amelia [...]

FWC to meet July 13 and 14 in Jacksonville

July 2, 2022 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet in person [...]

Oh Snap! Fishing Announces 2022 Red Snapper Fishing Tournament, July 8-9

Jacksonville, Fla. –– June 30, 2022 –– Oh Snap! Fishing today announced its second annual [...]

Anything Goes at Amelia Musical Playhouse

Anything Goes Jun 30 – Jul 10 Come on a cruise this summer with a [...]

Coming to the Cummer on June 25

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens 829 Riverside Avenue Jacksonville, Florida 32204Phone: 904.356.6857   This exhibition [...]

Recreational red snapper season starts June 17 in Gulf state and federal waters off Florida

FWC Press Release June 18, 2022 The recreational red snapper season will start June 17 [...]

Happening at the History Museum

Amelia Island Museum of History | 233 South 3rd Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034   [...]

Fernandina Beach & Wildlight Market Place Opens on Saturday Come Rain or Shine

Fernandina Beach Market Place Submitted by Judie Mackie June 2, 2022 The Fernandina Beach Market [...]

Fernandina Beach Market Place offerings for Saturday

Fernandina Beach Market Place Submitted by Judie Mackie May 24, 2022 Memorial Day Weekend is [...]