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April 12, 2019 Food

We’re all about picking a strawberry right off the vine and eating it raw. The same goes for an onion. (Although, that’d be a whole lot less enjoyable.) There’s just something about taking fresh fruits and veggies and transforming them into a simple, gourmet dish. Produce is the key ingredient of countless appetizers, entrees and…

March 23, 2019 Food

The warm weather has finally arrived in our corner of Florida and that means it’s time for seasonal food and drink favorites. From fresh produce to crisp wine, the spring season makes way for some of our favorite indulgences. The Marker 32 team put together a list of wonderful food and wine pairings to guide…

February 12, 2019 Date night, Occasions

February 14th is the one day every year that couples in love should unabashedly flaunt their feelings. Sweet Facebook posts, lavish dinners, a couple’s massage…whatever suits you and your significant other’s fancy is exactly how you should celebrate. It’s coming down to the wire to make plans! If you’re like the rest of us, you’re…

January 23, 2019 Food

If shrimp isn’t already on your weekly dinner rotation, it certainly should be! Shrimp cooks quickly, pairs well with nearly everything and is extremely versatile. Although, the massive pros come along with a few small negatives. Occasionally it can be easy to overcook your shrimp, and yes, preparing them can be a challenge, but don’t…

December 18, 2018 Occasions, Scenery

  From coordinating with your big family to prepping the food, your to-do list is probably a mile long this time of year! With a packed social calendar, it’s easy to let the craziness of the season take over. We have a few tricks up our sleeve to help keep your stress levels down and…

November 20, 2018 Occasions

Whoever came up with “sugar, spice and everything nice” certainly had winter cocktails on their mind. From spiced apples to hot chocolate, these drinks will keep you nice and warm, no matter the temperature.   Spiked Apple Cider Nothing says fall like curling up next to a fire with some hot spiked cider. To add…

October 22, 2018 Food

Fall is back, which means comfort food and cool weather is right around the corner. It’s the season for pumpkin everything, costume parties and spicy seafood linguine. Didn’t expect that last one? Then you’re definitely doing fall wrong. The crisp weather brings many dishes into the spotlight, especially seafood entrees that are often too heavy…

September 25, 2018 Food, Marker 32

Whether it’s a fabulous charcuterie board or an indulgent pasta dish, there’s simply nothing better than an assortment of cheese to bring your meal to the next level. Whether you read the menu at Marker 32 or take a look at the appetizer options at Valley Smoke, cheese is prominently featured in many of our…

August 10, 2018 Food

  Low-carb definitely doesn’t mean no-carb, but it’s always a good idea to veer toward fresh, healthy seafood, meat and produce. Although not all carbs are processed, they can have the same effect and ultimately don’t have as much flavor and freshness as seafood and veggies. Marker 32 features seasonal seafood and produce, so sticking…

July 12, 2018 Community

  Jacksonville is becoming one of the most popular vacation destinations in Florida, and local events are its best-kept secret. From the boutiques and yummy restaurants to the sandy beaches, Jacksonville and its surrounding areas has a lot to offer. Along with the beautiful scenery and amenities, our coastal town is host to many exciting…