10/31/2014

Another Restaurant Open for Thanksgiving!

The FLORIDIAN will be open on Thanksgiving.  YUM!!!

10/28/2014

Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving 2014 in St Augustine

RESTAURANTS OPEN FOR THANKSGIVING  
Restaurant Location Phone Menu Type Thanksgiving Hours Reservations
95 Cordova 95 Cordova St. 810.6810 Breakfast Buffet & Brunch 7a.m. - 10a.m.  10:30 - 8p.m. Strongly Suggested
180 Vilano Grill & Pizza 180 Vilano Rd 827.1009 Traditional Dinner- Plus menu items 11 A.M. - 9 P.M. Suggested
A1A Ale House 1 King St. 829.2977   Closed  
Alcazar 25 Granada St. 825.9948   Closed  
Athena’s Greek Restaurant 14 Cathedral Pl. 823.9076 Menu Type 7a.m. - 9p.m. Walk Ins
Vernon's 1000 Pga Tour Blvd 285.7777 Traditional Dinner – plated 6p.m. - 10p.m. Reservations
Aunt Kates 612 Euclid Ave 829-1105 Traditional Dinner - plated 11:30a.m.-5:30p.m. Strongly Suggested  Walk ins available as well.
Amici Italian Restaurant 1915 A1A South 461.0102   Closed  
Aviles Restaurant & Lounge Inside Hilton Historic Bayfront 829-2277     (press 3 for restaurant) Thanksgiving Buffet Traditional Dinner Buffet from 12:00PM - 2:00, 3:30PM              Reservations Only
Back Yard Island   810.1923 Traditional Dinner- Plus menu items 11:00AM - 2:00 AM Walk Ins
Barnacle Bill’s 14 Castillo Dr. 824.3663   Closed  
Beachcomber 2 A St. 471.3744   Closed  
Beach’s On Vilano 254 Vilano Rd 829.0589   Closed  
Bistro de Leon 12 Cathedral Place 810-2100 Traditional Dinner – plated 10:00a.m.- 11:00p.m. Call ahead.
Black Molly Grill 504 W. Geoffrey St. 547.2723 Traditional Dinner - plated or ham. Noon to 5:00p.m. Call ahead & walk in as well.
Blackfly The Restaurant 108 Anastasia Blvd 201.6300   Closed  
Borrillo’s Pizza & Subs 88 San Marco  829.1133   Closed  
British Pub 213 Anastasia Blvd. 810.5111   Closed  
Cafe 11 501 A1A Beach Blvd 460.9311   Closed  
Cafe Alcazar 25 Granada St. 825.9948   Closed  
Cafe Atlantico 647 A1A Beach Blvd 471.7332 Traditional Dinner- As Well as menu. 5pm – 9pm Reservations and walk ins
Cafe Cordova 95 Cordova 827.1888 Grand Buffet 10:30a.m. - 8p.m. Reservations a must
Cafe Del Hidalgo 35 Hypolita St. 823.1196 Regular menus 10:00a.m.- 10:00p.m. Walk Ins
Vernons 619 Ocean View  285.7777 Buffet 6am – 11:00am 5:00pm -11:00pm Reservations a must
Cafe Sol Brasierissimo 8 Aviles St 810.2399   Closed  
Cap’s on The Water 4325 Mytle St. 824.8794 Buffet and Traditional 4:00pm – 10:00pm Walk Ins
Carmelo’s Market Place 146 King St. 429.0046   Closed  
Casa Maria 1001 A1A Beach Blvd 342.0532   Closed  
Casa Maya 22 Hypolita St 823.0787   Closed  
Catch 27 17 Hypolita St 217.8190   Closed  
Cellar 6 6 Aviles St 827.9055 Dinner 6:30pm -  Reservations a must
Centro 17 King St 547.2542      
Champions Grille King & Bear WGV 940.6261 Breakfast & Lunch 7Am - 2Pm Walk Ins
City Coffee 1280 A Ponce De Leon 209.6810   Closed  
Collage Restaurant 60 Hypolita St. 829.0055   Closed  
Columbia Restaurant 98 St. George St. 824-3341 Traditional Dinner – plated as well as menu items. 11:00AM – 10:00PM Reservations Strongly suggested & walk in as well. 
Conch House Restaurant 57 Comares Avenue 829-8646 Traditional Dinner- As Well as menu and six or seven entrees. 11:00AM – 5:00PM Dinner No reservations needed
Coquina Beach Surf Club 451 A1A Beach Blvd 471.2434   Closed  
Creekside Dinery 160 Nix Boatyard 829.6113   Closed  
Crucial Coffee 26 Charlotte St 810.2080   7:30a.m. - 10p.m.  
Cruisers Grill 3 St. George St. 824.6993   Closed  
Donovan’s Irish Pub 7440 US1 N 829.0000   Closed  
Fairway Cafe Adjacent to the World Golf Hall of Fame 940.4050   Closed  
Flavors Eatery 125 King St. Suite C 824.4221   Closed  
Florida Cracker Cafe 81 St. Goerge 829.0397   Closed  
Fly By Cafe St.Augustine Airport 824.3494   Closed  
Fusion Point 237 San Marco Ave 823.1444      
Gas 9 Anastasia Blvd 217.0326   Closed  
Gaufres Goods 9 Avile St. 829.5770   11:00am- 3:30p.m.  
Georgies Diner 100 Malaga St. 819.9006 Menu Type 7Am - 1Pm Walk Ins
Giggling Gator 121 King St. 824.0444   6Pm - 2Am Walk Ins
Gourmet Hut 17 Cuna St 824.7477 Special Menu and Traditional as well    
Gypsy Cab 828 Anastasia Blvd 824.8244 Special Menu 1:00p.m. - 8:00P.m. Reservations Strongly suggested & walk in as well. 
Mermaid Island Cafe 134 Sea Grove Main St 770.7524      
Harry’s Seafood Bar and Grille 46 Avenida Menendez  824.7765   Closed  
Haszard's Open Pit 5633 A1a South 461.4201   Closed  
Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort 860 A1A Beach Blvd 471.2555 Buffet 11:30pm – 9pm Reservations Strongly 
Honey Baked Ham 272 SR 312 810.0995   Closed  
Hot Shot Bakery 8 Granada St. 824.7898   Closed  
Hurricane Patty’s At Oyster Creek 69 Lewis Blvd 827.1822   Closed  
The Ice Plant 110 Riberia St. 829.6553   Closed  
IHOP 2560 State Rd 16 829.2215 Menu Type 6am – 10pm Walk-ins welcomed
J.P. Henley’s 10 Marine St. 829.3337   Closed  
JJ’s Liberty Bistro 330 A1A N 273.7980   Closed  
JT’s Seafood Shack 5224 N. Oceanshore Blvd 386.446.4337   Closed  
King Fish Grill 252 Yacht Club Dr. 824.2111   Closed  
King’s Head British Pub 6460 US 1 North 823.9787   Closed  
La Cocina 3290 US1 South 794.1610   Closed  
La Herencia 4 Aviles St. 829.9487   Closed  
La Pentola 58 Charlotte St. 824.3282 Traditional Dinner - plated 11 a.m. - 8p.m. Reservations a must!
Le Pavilion 45 San Marco Ave 824.6202 Set menu. 11:30a.m.-8:00p.m. Strongly Suggested  
Legends Grille Restaurant WGVR 940.6162 Special menu  7:00 - 2:00P.M. Reservations Strongly suggested & walk in as well. 
Local Hereos 11 Spanish St. 825.0060   Closed  
LuLu’s Waterfront Grille 301 N Roscoe 285.0139   Closed  
Manatee Cafe 525 SR 16 826.0210   Closed  
Mango Mango’s 700 A1A Beach Blvd 461.1077   Closed  
Mediterranean Shis- Kbob 2180 U.s. 1 South 460.2846   Closed  
Meehans 980 Santa Maria Blvd 819.1923 Traditional Dinner - plated 11:00AM - 2:00 AM Walk Ins
Mi Casa Cafe 69 St. George St. 824.9317   Closed  
Mikato Japanese Steak House 1029 Ponce De Leon 824.7064   Closed  
Milltop Tavern 19 1/2 St. Goerge St. 829.2329   11:30a.m.-1:30a.m. Walk Ins
Mojo's BBQ 5 Cordova St. 342.5264   Closed  
Murray Brothers Caddyshack WGVR 940.3673   Closed  
Nineteen 110 Championship Way 543.5105 Jamie Fowler Buffet and Traditional 11a.m. - 2 p.m.  5p.m. - 9 p.m. Reservations a must
Nona's Trattoria 2 Aviles St. 827.0777   12pm till 9pm or 10 pm Reservations a must
OC Whites Seafood & Spirits 118 Avenida Menendez 824-0808 Three choices all the same price. 11 a.m. - 8p.m. Priority seating
Old City House Inn & Restaurant 115 Cordova Street 826-0184 Traditional with some menu items. 11:00am – 8pm  Two seatings available pretty much booked. Reservations a must
O’steens 205 Anastasia A1A South 829.6974   Closed  
Outback Crab Shack 8155 CR 13 N 522.0500   Closed  
Panama Hattie’s 361 A1A Beach Blvd 471.2192   12Pm - 12Am No reservations needed
Pizza Time Restaurant 124 St. Goerge St. 819.0133   Closed  
Pizzalley’s Chianti Room 60 Charlotte St. 825.4100   Closed  
Playa Choc Mool 105 D St. 471.1131   Closed  
Present Moment Cafe 224 W King St. 827.4499 Pre Order packages.  Put in a order by the first week of Nov. Closed  
Pusser’s Caribean Grille 816 A1A North #100 280.7766 Trditional dinner and menu 12pm-8pm Reservations and walk ins
Raintree 102 San Marco Avenue 824-7211 Traditional Dinner – plated and some limited items from menu. 11:00a.m. - 8:00P.m. Resevations Highly Suggested!
Rhett’s Piano Bar & Brasserie 66 Hypolita St. 825.0502   6pm -2am  
Ruth Chris Steakhouse 814 N Hwy 285.0014 Bloody Mary & Biscuits, Traditional Dinner Plate, and regular menu. 9a.m. - 12p.m. & 12p.m. - 8p.m. Reservations a must!
Salt Water Cowboys 299 Dondanville Rd. 471.2332   Closed  
Sangrias Tapas & Piano Bar 35 Hypolita St. 827.1947 Tapas 2p.m. - 11P.m.  
The Mermaid Cafe 100 St. George St. 770.7524 Set menu and Traditional lunch and dinner and menu items. 11am – 11pm Walk ins and reservations.
Scarlett O’Haras 70 Hypolita St. 824.6535   6Pm - 12Am Walk Ins
Schooners Seafood House 3560 N Ponce De Leon Blvd 826.0233   Closed  
Schmagel’s Bagels 69 Hypolita St. 824.4444 Bagel’s 7a.m. - 1p.m. walk Ins
South A Philly 1 King St. 824.0666   Closed  
South Beach Grill 45 Cubbedge Rd 471.8700   Closed  
The Bunnery 121 St. Gorge St. 829.6166   Closed  
The Prince Of Wales 54 Cuna St 810.5725   Closed  
The Reef Restaurant 4100 Coastal HWY - A1A North 824-8008 Brunch Buffet 11:00AM – 4:00 PM Strongly Suggested  
The Taco Shop 114 St George St. 823.1229   Closed  
The Tasting Room 25 Cuna St. 810.2400   Closed  
The Floridian 39 Cordova St. 829.0655   Closed  
Table One 330 A1A N 280.5515   Closed  
Villagio Italian Grille 500 S. Legacy Trail Renaissance Resort Of World Golf Village 940.8000 Special Buffet 11:00 a.m. - 3PM Reservations a must!
Zaharia's 3945 A1A South 471.4799 Set menu and Traditional dinner 11:00am- 9pm Reservations a must!

10/15/2014

SFI Plants - with Gardener Jill Ziebell's Hard Work - Win Ribbons at Home and Garden Show

Gardener Jill Ziebell picked four of our beautiful plants to compete in the recent Home and Garden Show.  All won some kind of Ribbon!  The Tassel Fern won a 1st Place Ribbon, the Leopard Plan won 2nd Place, and the Coontie (a Native Plant) won 3rd Place.  The Button Ginger won both 1st Place and Best in Selection!  Congratulations to Jill and the St Francis Inn!!!









10/14/2014

New Pool Heater Installed!

New Pool Heater Installed!  You have to feel it to believe it!  Think ahead and book your stay in January (when occupancy is low and the town is quiet) and bring your swimsuit!!!





10/07/2014

Flavors of Florida's Historic Coast, Full Moon Sail, Greek Festival, Corn Maze, and CROCtoberfest!!!

October 5, 2014
October 1 - 31
Flavors of Florida's Historic Coast - More than 20 outstanding restaurants offer "Chef's Choice prix fixe three course dining showcasing their chef's talents and the rich culinary heritage of Florida's Historic Coast. Intriguing lodging options and enticing cultural events combine with this special dining promotion to make October an exciting and flavorful time to visit St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and the Beaches. www.HistoricCoastFlavors.com
Monday - Sunday: October 6 - 12
Educator Appreciation Days at Ripley's Believe It or Not! - The original Ripley's Believe It or Not! hosts Educator Appreciation days for teachers from Sept. 2 - Oct. 19. Teachers are admitted free of charge and guests receive a 50% discount on tickets at this popular St. Augustine attraction. 19 San Marco Avenue. 904-824-1606 www.facebook.com/saintaugustineripleys
 
Undisclosed: Photographs from the Hidden Lightner Hidden Exhibition - For the past two years, photographer Theresa Segal has explored the historic Lightner Museum's restricted fourth floor: 44 small rooms that were the servants quarters of the Alcazar Hotel, but now make up "the best attic in the world," says Segal. This new exhibition features a selection of 20 of her photographs that chronicle the museum's hidden, stored collections.   Regular museum admission is $10 adults; $6 for active duty military; $5 college student and youth ages 12-18; under 12 are free. The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  (last ticket sold 4 p.m.)  75 King St., St. Augustine. 904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org
 
For a complete list of eco/kayak, food, and history tours, and other special tours taking place on Florida's Historic Coast this week, visit  things-to-do/sightseeing tours

 
Monday - Saturday: October 6 - 11
Hand, Voice and Vision Exhibition - Artists' books by 36 artists published over 30 years by the Women's Studio Workshop are featured at the opening of this new exhibit at The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College.  The exhibit is a comprehensive retrospective featuring some of the most influential book artists in America.  The opening is from 5 - 9 p.m.  The Museum is open Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 - 4 p.m.  48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine. 904-826-8530 www.flagler.edu/crispellert
 
Courtney Asztalos: Bourbon Street Exhibition -  The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College hosts the artist Courtney Asztalos' exhibition titled "Bourbon Street."  The exhibit features photographs, screen grabs and an artists' book that explores the mysterious histories and alluring tourism of New Orleans.  The exhibit will be open through October 18. The Museum is open Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 - 4 p.m.  48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine. 904-826-8530 www.flagler.edu/crispellert
 
Tuesday & Wednesday: October 7 & 8

Schooner Freedom Full Moon Sail - St. Augustine's premier tall ship, the Schooner Freedom, sails through the calm waters of Matanzas Bay lit by the glow of the full moon.  This memorable sailing excursion departs at 8:15 p.m. from the St. Augustine Marina.  Complimentary beer, soda and wine are included in the $35 per person rate.  Bring along a picnic basket to make it a night to remember.  904-810-1010 www.schoonerfreedom.com
Tuesday - Sunday: October 7 - 12
13th Annual Tactile Art Show & Thread to the Past: 1855 St. Augustine Bayfront Quilt - The very popular annual show at the St. Augustine Art Association features "touchable" art created in partnership with the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind.  Plus, The Piecemaker's Quilt Guild rolls out a panoramic interpretation of St. Augustine's 19th century harbor. This collaborative quilt celebrates St. Augustine's 450-year old artisan traditions.  The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday noon - 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 - 5 p.m. Admission is free. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine. 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org
Wednesday:  October 8
Farmer's Arts and Crafts Market - Farmer's Market located at the oceanside St. Johns County Pier Park featuring selections of fresh produce, plants, baked goods, fine art, jewelry and more!  Open 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. rain or shine. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. 904-347-8007
 
Sunset/Moonrise at St. Augustine Lighthouse - Enjoy the sunset and moonrise from the top of the Lighthouse!  The $25 admission includes a champagne toast, provided by San Sebastian Winery, hors d'oeuvres from The Reef and an informative overview of the history of the St. Augustine Light Station. 81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine. 904-829-0745 www.staugustinelighthouse.org
Thursday:  October 9
 
Thursday - Sunday:  October 9 - 12 
The Addams Family at The Limelight Theatre - The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in The Addams Family at the Limelight Theatre.  Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday - Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.  Tickets are $25; $22 seniors; $20 student and military. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164  www.limelight-theatre.org  
Friday:  October 10
 
Lost Ships Archaeology Tour - Dive into history and discover the shipwrecks of St. Augustine as researched by the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum's underwater archaeology team.  Beginning at 3 p.m., this 90-minute presentation features cannons, muskets, pistols and more from a 1782 Loyalist vessel found just off St. Augustine's coast.  Learn about this untold piece of American history! Plus, climb the tower, explore the keepers' house, walk on the nature trails and experience history. Call or go online to purchase tickets (admission $19.95) 81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine. 904-829-0745 www.staugustinelighthouse.org
Friday - Sunday: October 10 - 12
17th Annual St. Augustine Greek Festival - Enjoy Greek food, live Greek music, traditionally-costumed Greek folk dancers, arts & crafts vendors, and a kid's center with games, rides, & more at Francis Field in St. Augustine.  Open Friday 4-9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and free for those 12 and under. Free admission for active military & family.  904-829-0504 www.stauggreekfest.com
 
The Pellicer Creek Raid - A Civil War Re-Enactment - Florida Agricultural Museum presents a living history look at Florida during the Civil War. Authentic camps for 1864 cavalry, artillery and infantry troops will be open to the public 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day.  Admission is $6; school group rate is $3 per person; kids under 12 are $5. 7900 Old Kings Rd. N, Palm Coast. 386-446-7630 www.MyAgMuseum.com
 
Sykes and Cooper Farms Corn Maze - This award-winning nine-acre maze is sure to get your family pumped up for fall -- there's even a Spookley the Square Pumpkin maze for the kids. Located on SR 207 in Elkton, Sykes-Cooper Farm features a nine-acre corn maze, hayrides, a playground, and farm animals to see and meet. Through October 26, hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. General admission is $9, seniors and active military $7, children 2 and younger admitted free. 5995 Brough Rd., Elkton.  http://sycofarms.com

 St. Augustine Amateur Golf Championship - The 11th annual St. Augustine Amateur Golf Championship takes place at the St. Johns Golf Club in Elkton.  This popular tournament attracts elite young players from throughout the U.S., as well as international and local players. Registration is $299 for the St. Augustine Amateur and $75 for the St. Augustine Amateur Qualifier.  All proceeds go to First Tee of Northeast Florida. 4900 Cypress Links Blvd., Elkton. 904-209-0350 www.staugustineamateur.com
Saturday:  October 11
Old City Farmers' Market - Features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, plants and more.  Located at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Open 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Admission is free. 1340 A1A, St. Augustine. 904-471-3733 
 
GTM Reserve Guided Trail Hike - Join GTM Research Reserve volunteers from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. for a 1.5 mile guided walk along the Guana Trail. After the walk, visit the GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center. There is a $3 parking fee.  505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500 http://gtmnerr2ndtrailhike.eventbrite.com
 
City Walks Pet Friendly Tours - Bring Fido to join City Walks for a free Pet Friendly Tour of St. Augustine's Historic District.  The tour departs at 10 a.m. from Tour Saint Augustine's office.  Pets must be leashed, and reservations are required.  4 Granada St., St. Augustine. 904-825-0087 www.staugustinecitywalks.com
 
CROCtoberfest at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm - Celebrate CROCtoberfest with German specialties including bratwurst, sauerkraut, German chocolate cake, potato salad and Sam Adams Octoberfest beer at the zoo's Toucantina. Plus, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., meet St. Augustine native and NASCAR driver Scott Lagasse.  Also, face painting for kids.  Admission is $21.95 for Adults and Kids 3-11 is $10.95. 904-824-3337  www.alligatorfarm.com
 
Creekside Festival Kayak Adventure - Kayak the Pellicer Flats and Princess Preserver while listening to live bluegrass music from the Creekside Festival.  Provides by Ripple Effect Ecotours, this special tour departs at 11 a.m. from the Marineland Marina under the leadership of a professional kayaker and master naturalist.  The tour ends at 2 p.m.  $45 per person (age 10 and up only), includes kayak, equipment and free admission to Marineland Dolphin Adventure.  Register online or by phone.  101 Tolstoy Ln., St. Augustine. 904-347-1565 www.rippleeffectecotours.com
 
Earth, Wind and Fire Concert -  Soul-Funk-Fusion powerhouse Earth, Wind and Fire perform at 7 p.m. (gates open at 5:30 p.m.) at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The seventh-ranked top-selling group of all time, Earth, Wind and Fire have won eight Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards and have eight R&B #1 hits to their credit.  A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the band has sold more than 90 million albums worldwide.  Tickets are $79.95 seated pit; $69.50 100-level; $59.50 200-level; $49.50 300 level. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine. 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com
Saturday - Sunday: October 11 & 12
Victorian Halloween at Villa Zorayda - Experience Halloween from the Victorian Age at the Villa Zorayda Museum in St. Augustine.  Built in 1883, the Villa features period decorations from the late 1800's to early 1900's.  Plus, see the ghost of Franklin Smith, the architect and owner of the Villa.  Self-guided audio tours in English, Spanish and French are also available.  Hours are 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.  Admission is $10 adults; $4 children ages 7-12; free age 6 and under.  83 King St., St. Augustine. 904-829-9887 www.villazorayda.com
Sunday:  October 12
St. Augustine Record Fair - Live bands, a professional DJ between band sets, a bounce house for the kids, food and drinks and the very best in records are all part of the St. Augustine Record Fair, presented by Tonevendor in conjunction with St. Johns County.  The fair is from noon - 6 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and is free and open to the public. The Fair will feature new and used merchandise from many regional dealers.  Items to expect include collectibles, turntable supplies, posters, CDs, and of course, Tons of vinyl records.  1340 A1A South, St. Augustine. 904-342-7981 www.staugamphitheatre.com