Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Food and Wine Come Together at 10th Annual Festival d'Vine

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Food and Wine Come Together at 10th Annual Festival d'Vine

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Byline: Gary T. Mills

More than two dozen restaurants will come together on Saturday for the 10th annual Festival d'Vine, a wine and food tasting event benefiting Catholic Charities. The festival runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Treaty Oak Park on Jacksonville's Southbank.

St. Johns Town Center wine and tapas bar Ovinte has coordinated with vendors to bring more than 200 wines to the event for tasting and purchase.

Hosted by the Jacksonville office of Catholic Charities Bureau, Festival d'Vine will feature food from the following restaurants and caterers paired with wine selections: 4 Rivers Smokehouse, All Spiced Up, Anthony's Gourmet Catering, bb's, Biscottis, Bistro Aix, Brio Tuscan Grille, Buttercream and Moonbeams, Burrito Gallery, Caf Nola, Carrabba's Italian Grill, European Street, Fionn MacCool's, The Good Food Co., Havana Jax Caf, Indochine, Mojo BBQ, Ovinte, Sivada's Cupcakery, Stonewood Grill & Tavern, Sweet Pete's, Tidbits, III Forks, Uptown Market and The Wine Cellar.

Tickets for the festival are $75 per person ($50 per person for Junior Patrons ages 21-35) and can be purchased by visiting www.ccbjax.org, or at the event.

Proceeds from the event will benefit families in crisis through Catholic Charities' Emergency Assistance Program. Last year, the program helped nearly 14,000 people with emergency financial assistance and provided more than 46,000 meals to those in need.

NOW IT'S TIME TO START ON A SECOND PDQ

Just as PDQ opens its first Jacksonville-area restaurant, work is set to begin on the Tampa-based chain's second Northeast Florida location.

The city of Jacksonville issued a building permit Friday for construction of the new restaurant at 13702 Old St. Augustine Road, located at the Publix- and Kohl's-anchored Shoppes at Bartram Park.

The 2-year-old fast-casual chicken chain offers a limited menu of chicken tenders (with choice of seven homemade sauces), chicken-based salads, chicken and turkey sandwiches, hand-cut fries and hand-spun shakes (eight flavors).

According to the permit, construction of the 4,300-square-foot corporate-owned, standalone restaurant is estimated to cost $1. …

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