Restaurant owners want you to eat up Downtown Jax

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Eat Up Downtown.

It is a two-week event where restaurant owners want you to sink your teeth into the urban core.

"Eat up downtown is fantastic," said Indochine owner, Ladda Salter. They've taken part for four years.

"It's good for business," she said.

During the two-week event where you can choose from a prixe-fix menu at dozens of downtown restaurants. Salter said during these two-weeks alone, they bring in roughly $10,000-$15,000 over their usual sales. But, Salter and other restaurant owners said it's about more than money.

"We're happy that there's energy downtown," Salter said with a smile. "When people come for eat up downtown, they'll also walk around after dinner. They'll go have drinks at Dos Gatos or Volstead."

Elsewhere in downtown, you can feel, see and smell that energy at Chomp Chomp. That's where Mark Lynn is co-owner .

"If I get you in the door, we're going to blow your mind and be back and you're going to bring friends. It brings people downtown that don't really come downtown," Lynn said. "We've got some really awesome restaurants here."

For menus and details about which restaurants are involved, click here for the Eat up Downtown website.


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