After a really cool dinner with a few of my foodie friends last Monday, we decided to meet up downtown the next day for lunch. Agreeing on somewhere to meet was easy. We all decided on Olio Market ! Our food was so amazing, I had to share it with you!
I have heard so many great things about the food at Olio so my vote was an easy one. They are only opened Mon-Fri from 8am-3pm so I knew if I was going to try them, this would be my last week to do so. I'll be back at school next week! (Summer flew by!)
The lay-out of the restaurant was very open and spacious. We got there right on time because within minutes the line was seriously around the corner!
I also liked the exhibition style kitchen! I love it when I can see my food being prepared! That's the best! Speaking of the best, I ordered one of the best po-boys I have ever tasted! This is their shrimp po-boy and it was packed with flavor! Besides the succulent shrimp, it had andouille sausage and jalepeno coleslaw! Those little white strands are fried phyllo, not cheese...YUM!!!
One of my friends got the duck grilled cheese sandwich. This sandwich has been featured on the Travel Channel as Adam Richman's best sandwich in America! How cool is that?!?! It is made with duck confit, green tomato, and yummy gruyere and white american cheese! She loved it!
Another friend got the fish tacos. Made with blackened tilapia, mandarin salsa, shredded cabbage, and a delicious cilantro-lime cream!
I guess it's a good thing I don't work near downtown because this place could get my waistline in a lot of trouble. I could probably eat there everyday! The food was so fresh and flavorful! Not to mention they strive to use organic and local products which is another plus! I can't wait to try their breakfast! If you're in Jacksonville, this is a place you've got to try!
Thanks for stopping by!