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Riverside Restaurant Adds Childhood Favorites To The Menu

Riverside Restaurant Adds Childhood Favorites To The Menu

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Kickbacks Gastropub in Riverside does a nice Sunday brunch with the exact foods you would expect. They also have a ton of beers and drinks, plus the normal grub you'd find at most restaurants.

But tucked away on the back of their menu are things you won't find anywhere else, well, except maybe your own pantry.

"It's the Vintage Menu," said owner Steve Flores.

It's a part of the menu that features Hamburger Helper, Fluffernutter Sandwiches, Spaghetti-Os, and Sloppy Joes.

"Well at first it was a joke, but then it became serious when more and more people started ordering the stuff," Flores said.

The items aren't cheap: $3.49 for an order of Ramen Noodles for example. But Flores doesn't apologize for it.

"Well they're paying for us to make it, serve it and then clean it up," Flores said.

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.

Country Star James Wesley Takes the Whisky River Stage Next Week

Country music fans in Jacksonville have more than just the George Straight concert to look forward to next week. Whisky River is gearing up for the Country Music Hall of Famer’s show by hosting the Official George Strait Warm-up Party headlined by James Wesley on Thursday night, January 27.

Wesley scored two songs on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 2010 – “Jackson Hole,” which peaked at No. 41, and “Real,” which reached No. 25 on the chart. Both singles will be on Real, Wesley’s first album on Broken Bow Records, which is slated for a March release. Previously Wesley was signed to Warner Bros. Records and released an album as James Prosser entitled Life Goes On in 1999.

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.

Stick to Your Diet Resolution at McDonald's!

Stick to Your Diet Resolution at McDonald's!

McDonald’s kicks off the new year with the national introduction of its new Fruit & Maple Oatmeal, a wholesome and balanced menu option available during breakfast and throughout the entire day. Delivering two of the three recommended daily servings for whole grains and about a half cup of fruit, Fruit & Maple Oatmeal is McDonald’s first new breakfast offering since 2008.