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When I lost my job as a Gramercy Tavern pastry cook last March and ended up camping out at my childhood home for what turned out to be months, my dad instituted a very reasonable house rule: My brother, who was home from college, and I would each take on dinner duty one night a week.

At the restaurant, every dinner meant family meal, the industry term for the quick meal shared before the start of service. Now in quarantine limbo, I was thrust into a new but decidedly familiar kind of family meal: dinner with my actual family every

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Our digital database of restaurant inspections is updated daily with the latest inspection reports from Jacksonville-area restaurants. 

You can use the database to search by county or by restaurant name. And you can see which restaurants were fined and which were forced into temporary closure by emergency order. 

Each week we’ll share area restaurants that aced their inspections, while also highlighting those with the most violations. 

Database: Find recent inspection reports for your favorite restaurants

Here are reports from the week of March 4-10.

Jacksonville-area restaurants with no violations

El Gallo Mixed Food, 17120 Ogilvie Park Lane, Jacksonville

Xtreme

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  • I tried five of Starbucks’ most caffeinated coffee drinks to see which tasted the best.
  • I’m usually a fan of iced coffee, but surprisingly enjoyed the chain’s signature dark roast blend.
  • The Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso was tasty but could also power me through a long day.
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I’m not one to monitor or look at how much caffeine I’m consuming. I usually drink one cup of coffee per day and maybe a Diet Coke or two. However, when I decided to taste some of Starbucks’ most caffeinated drinks, I was surprised to find

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The food delivery service Chowbus has launched in Dallas and its suburbs.

The company can currently deliver food from 40 independently owned Asian restaurants in Dallas, Plano, Carrollton and Richardson. The restaurants on the list so far are heavy in the Plano area. They include Dosanko Ramen (inside Mitsuwa Marketplace) in Plano, Imperial Cuisine in Plano, Royal Sichuan in Richardson, Taste of Chengdu in Carrollton and Fat Ni BBQ in Carrollton and Plano.

Dessert shops such as Beard Papa’s and Mango Mango Dessert and the drink shop Zero Degrees are also on the delivery list.

Chowbus was created by a

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Chef Sohla El-Waylly.

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Chef Sohla El-Waylly.

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Sohla El-Waylly was one of the most vocal critics of her previous employer, Bon Appétit, and eventually resigned after the magazine’s racial reckoning.

She’s now a columnist at Food52 and star of the YouTube series Off-Script with Sohla. She and Sam talk about racism in the food media industry (and everywhere else), The Cheesecake Factory, and certain kinds of mushrooms.

Interview Highlights

On cultural appropriation in the food industry:

We need representation of different chefs as well as different

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Before you cook, prep and measure all your ingredients.

Building confidence in the kitchen begins with an eagerness to learn and the right equipment.

That’s why “Good Morning America” Food is helping you get back to basics with culinary advice to help simplify success in your kitchen.

You don’t need a culinary degree to understand a guiding principle that chefs live by — mise en place. But mastering this idea and knowing how to implement it

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