4021 Southside Blvd, #200
AWARD: Best New
From his Ritz-Carlton and “Top Chef” cred Kenny Gilbert and wife, Anna, have given Jax another doozie, a wild update of hometown favorites only a blue-ribbon chef could imagine. Fried chicken skin and datil pepper are a match made for Jacksonville, so are jalapeno cheddar cornbread drop biscuits. Or try the global South: Smoked turkey posole or Gilbert’s Dixie “ramen” with ham hocks, pulled pork, nori and shrimp cake. Banana rum panna cotta!