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Jacksonville Landing Turns Green for St. Patrick's Day

Jacksonville Landing Turns Green for St. Patrick's Day

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A leprechaun appeared at the Landing this morning to help get the city ready to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, and he helped turn the water green.

As the holiday had its official launch, the fountain in the courtyard began spewing green water, which will continue through the weekend as events are planned for each day.

At today's launch, the leprechaun read a proclamation, which was drowned out by the nearby bagpiper.

Thursday, bagpipers from Jacksonville Pipes and Drums will roam about the Landing as happy hour gets underway at 4 p.m., featuring, of course, green beer.

Live music takes the stage beginning at 7 and lasting until midnight.

Contests include hourly drawings for cash for anyone wearing green and there will be a green bikini contest at 9 p.m.

Morton’s The Steakhouse Celebrates National Pi Day on March 14

Morton’s The Steakhouse Celebrates National Pi Day on March 14

Want a smart way to justify eating pie? Join Morton's The Steakhouse as they celebrate super sweet National Pi Day (3.14.... is the mathematical definition of Pi) celebration where guests can order their scrumptious Key Lime Pie for only $3.14 per slice in the main dining room or in the bar area.  Offer is only valid this Monday, March 14.

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.

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.

Loop Pizza Grill to Unveil Tomato Bisque Pizza, Sunday January 16

Loop Pizza Grill to Unveil Tomato Bisque Pizza,  Sunday January 16

"I'm always looking for new ways to eat my favorite menu items."

The Loop Pizza Grill employee and culinary student, Chris Holmes, knows his way around a kitchen. For the past nine years, he's worked side-by-side in the Mandarin location with his mother, Joanne, a founding staff member of The Loop and store manager.

Go Red at BlackFinn

Go Red at BlackFinn

The Go Red Happy Hour for the First Coast American Heart Association is on National Go Red Day, Friday, February 4th from 5-8pm in the Saloon at BlackFinn. With a suggested donation of $5 you will receive complimentary heart healthy hors d'oeuvres, pama and red wine features, as well as a chance to win a Tiffany's necklace, gift card to BlackFinn, and other fun prizes.