Some people think the big event in town last night was the Republican presidential debate at the UNF, but those truly in the know were about 12 miles away at EverBank Field (yes, I did look up the mileage … I’m OCD like that) attending Jacksonville Magazine‘s Best of Jacksonville Party.
For those of you who weren’t glued to your computers/phones reading my live Tweets from the party, here’s what you missed..
Yummy Food (left to right): Among Jacksonville’s best restaurants and restaurateurs represented were James Beard Award nominee and chef/partner of Bistro Aix Tom Gray preparing up melt-in-your-mouth potato gnocchi with mushrooms and truffle butter; Seasons 52 tempting attendees with Mini Indulgences like rocky road, chocolate peanut butter mousse and pecan pie that one of the chefs described in a way that shan’t be repeated in this sometimes family-friendly blog (hint: it rhymes with “borgasm”); and European Street Cafe serving up its award-winning sammies with take-home bottles of their signature hot sauce.
Celebs (left to right): The glitterati were out in full effect including Bethany Norman, Mrs. Jacksonville Beach 2012, and friend of Mrs. Jacksonville Beach 2012; WJCT Morning Show anchor Bruce Hamilton and his hot, delightful, veterinary oncologist fiancée Dr. Jen Locke; and Jacksonville Magazine publisher Joseph White with America’s Next Top Super Model cycle 2 winner Yoanna House, who would have pictured with me here except that she made me look like the house, plus I know how much Joe likes that new jacket of his.
Entertainment: Aside from the Jacksonville Magazine photog Brad Stookey shooting contestants in the mag’s annual Cover Model Contest (sorry, ladies, but some of you were entertaining—though you probably didn’t intend to be), official DJ of the Jacksonville Jaguars and DJ on Sirius/XM Foxxhole Radio DJ Chill Will was not only spinning the tunes (and making a fashion statement with his untied bow tie) but premiering tracks from J. Dash’s Tabloid Truth—before it’s even released to the public on January 31.
Oh, and I was there. So was this guy.