Starbucks Happy Hour Returns, May 6 - 15th

Starbucks Happy Hour Returns, May 6 - 15th

Frappuccino® blended beverage lovers, we heard you – and we are excited to announce the return of Happy Hour to Starbucks!

Starting May 6 and running through May 15, come into participating stores between 3-5 p.m. for a half-price Frappuccino® blended beverage of your choice.

Moe’s Lowers Cost of Burritos to $3 Burritos All Day Thursday to Raise Money for Local Military

Moe’s Lowers Cost of Burritos to $3 Burritos All Day Thursday to Raise Money for Local Military

May is here and it's time to show our continued support for our courageous troops overseas. Moe’s Southwest Grill will be discounting their burritos for their annual Cinco de Moe’s event on May 5th in hopes to encourage donations to USO. The average cost of a burrito is in the $5-$7 range but on Cinco de Moe’s the cost will be lowered to $3.00 to encourage customers to donate the difference.

Free Pancakes at Participating Perkins Restaurants 3/21 to Benefit Give Kids The World

On Monday, March 21, more than 420 Perkins Restaurant & Bakery locations will join together for a system-wide fundraiser benefitting Give Kids The World, a nonprofit organization that provides week-long vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families at a fanciful, “storybook” retreat in Central Florida. Guests dining at participating restaurants on “Perkins Pancake Day” can enjoy a free shortstack of Perkins made-from-scratch buttermilk pancakes, expertly prepared using Perkins legendary recipe created and perfected more than 50 years ago. In return, guests can consider making a donation to Give Kids The World.

IHOP’S Free Pancake Giveaway Returns March 1, 2011

Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia families can be a part of pancake history as IHOP serves up FREE pancakes in celebration of National Pancake Day on March 1, 2011!  From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at IHOP restaurants across the country, families and friends can enjoy a free short stack of IHOP’s famous buttermilk pancakes, and in turn, make a donation to IHOP’s national charity partner, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  All of the funds raised locally will benefit the pediatric programs at Shands Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital, both of which are Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.

Urban Flat's Fried Green Tomatoes & Green Goddess Dressing

Urban Flat's Fried Green Tomatoes & Green Goddess Dressing


Fried Green Tomatoes


Yield:  1 serving


1. Take 3, 1/2 inch slices of green tomato and toss in flour coating each slice thoroughly.

2. Dip each slice in beaten egg; be certain the tomatoes are covered well with egg.

3. Dredge in panko crumb mix and press the crumbs until completely covered in crumb mix. Lay aside until ready to cook.

4. Heat sauté pan with olive oil to high heat or fryer to 350 degrees F.

5. Fry tomatoes to golden brown then place on absorbent cloth to catch excess oil.

6. Arrange tomatoes in center of plate.

7. Cut 3 cherry tomatoes in half. With the 6 halves arrange around the plate in circular pattern.

Urban Flat's Tuna Poki Style

Urban Flat's Tuna Poki Style


Tuna Poki Style

Yield: 1 serving = 5oz tuna poki style


1. Season 5oz ahi tuna block with salt and pepper.

2. Heat sauté pan with olive oil to high heat.

3. Place tuna in heated pan, searing on each side for approximately 10 seconds for rare. (sear longer for desired temperature).

4. Set aside tuna block on cutting board and let cool for 1 minute for easier cutting.

5. Cut seared tuna into 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch cubes.

6. Put cubed tuna in mixing bowl and add 1oz of poki sauce. Mix well until all tuna is covered in sauce.

7. Take  a square plate and make a diagonal zig-zag with teriyaki glaze.

8. Put mixed tuna and sauce into a small soufflé cup, pressing down to fit the form of the cup.

Local Area Students Raise Money for Cancer Research

Local Area Students Raise Money for Cancer Research

Clink, clank, clunk!  That’s the sound more than 300,000 students throughout North Florida will soon hear as they pour their pocket change into collection jars to support Olive Garden’s 17th-annual Pasta for Pennies program benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) School & Youth campaign.  Last year, Olive Garden’s Pasta for Pennies collected $6.1 million nationally, bringing the total amount donated since the program’s inception to more than $53 million.