Just shy of 3 years ago I wrote a post saying not goodbye, but Until We Meet Again to Atlanta. In another bittersweet turn of events, that time has come. I left that job in my major field to make a pretty crazy career change and join the team at High Road Craft Ice Cream. I’ll get to work on some fun R&D stuff, some slightly less fun food safety stuff, and taste a lot of ice cream while working with awesome people. It’s been about two months and I haven’t regretted the decision yet
Of course, with the job change came another big move–back to the city we love, but away from the city (and friends) we’d grown to love. I wrote in my goodbye Atlanta post that I hoped this blog would help me quickly learn about the community and culture in Jacksonville, and it really, really did. I met so many wonderful people and had some unforgettable experiences and opportunities presented to me through Jacksonville’s food community. I wrote a column for the Florida Times-Union, was included in a cookbook, and judged some food cook-offs, to name a few.
I did hit a bunch of my Jacksonville favorites before leaving–Picasso’s, Olio, French Pantry, Orsay (a bunch of times), Corner Taco (in their new brick-and-mortar location), and many more…and of course, the beach.
Now, I have to decide in what direction I’ll take this blog. Can I still critique restaurants since my company supplies to a number of them in the Atlanta area? I may just start posting on things I’m cooking (something I used to do much more often), or this could be an outlet for sneak peeks at High Road R&D. We shall see….and I hope that those tens of you out there reading hang around for the ride.
So this time, I’ll close with a photo of one of my new favorite skylines…and another “until we meet again.”