On August 20th, 2013, Jacksonville’s Elites officially landed on The Marlin Moon for an evening of celestial seafood tastings. We orbited one small step to the beach and took one giant leap toward food-kind.
The party blasted off with YelpJax’s newest "crush", the Orange and Ruby Red crushes, draft beer or house wine. As Jax newcomer Anthony H said, "perfect for a relaxing summer evening.”
The event proved to be "A Shore Thing" as the chefs specialize in eastern shore seafood. The phases of food began with the bubbly and delicious back fin crab dip with baguettes and the sesame crusted tuna nachos drizzled with a sweet teriyaki sauce.
We know the moon isn’t made of cheese, but after trying Kirby’s crab balls, we are now convinced it’s made out of crab. Forever the jokester, Adam R, aka Mr. Yelp, said “Forgive me if I imagine Chef from South Park breaking into song about these balls for a moment, they are... that good.”
The full moon added to our howlin’ good time and we were hungry like the wolf. Most graciously served up were seafood rolls, fried jumbo Mayport shrimp with sweet chili sauce, savory oysters Rockefeller and grilled lamb chops. The surprise hit of the night? The buffalo chicken wings that NO ONE could stop talking about. Debbi C gushes, “The old bay wings were to die for! OMG, they were hot, crispy, and yummy! Actually the best I’ve had in Jax.”
The night ended sweetly with Humbleberry tart’s, caramel apple crisps, slices of pecan pie and, might as well make it a tradition, with the Jax Elite jumping pic.
Summing it up with a few reviews:
“The Food was out of this world good. Marlin Moon did a fabulous job from Brad the Server to the bartender and Big Al made sure of that. You folks sure made a bunch of new friends in the Elite -- A bunch of crazy foodie folks that love to talk about food and where the good stuff is.” Mark B.
And Bill K, “We will be back. Me to try the main courses and for my wife, the wings. I can honestly say that the Marlin Moon Grille will become one of our go to places.”
A huge thank you to the crew that came in on their night off to host us and to Art and Alex Photography, for capturing the fun. Many fans were made and dishes talked about as we drove away, bellies full, into the moonlight.
Until next time, goodnight moon and SYOY!
Allie A, YelpJax Community Manager
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