Here now, Eater's first ever Heatmap of Jacksonville, Florida, which contains nine newish restaurants that have been getting some serious buzz. (All of these have been open for a year or less.) For the list, Eater consulted with Florida Times-Union restaurant critic and food writer Jessica Taylor on her picks for the hottest bars and restaurants this city has to offer right this moment.
So what's hot in Jacksonville? A farm-to-table obsession is hitting the city in a big way, and the majority of these establishments, which offer locally sourced twists on Southern cuisine (Black Sheep, Terra, The Salty Fig) and drinks made with small-batch spirits (Grape & Grain Exchange), are gaining serious traction. But that doesn't mean ethnic cuisine is getting snubbed in Jax. The owners behind hit downtown Thai restaurant Indochine recently opened Pho: A Noodle Bar, a casual place to get heaping bowls of their take on the traditional Vietnamese rice noodle soup. Below, the Eater Heatmap to Jacksonville, Florida.