New in '14: Truck on 10; tacos on 12

Published On: Mar 27 2014 10:17:14 PM EDT

New to The Players 2014 is "Trucks on 10," a food court featuring six local food trucks; "Tacos on 12" with TacoLu; and two new restaurants in an expanded Taste of JAX.

Located between 10 fairway, 11 fairway and 15 green, Trucks on 10 will bring fans great-tasting dining options from local, favorite food trucks. This public venue also offers an open-air, centrally located Michelob Ultra Mobile Bar, outdoor seating and an upgraded restroom. Participating food trucks include: Mama’s Food (Argentinian-style cuisine); Baby’s Badass Burgers (gourmet hamburgers); Corner Taco (semi-swanky street food); Gourmet Aviator (Latin-American and Caribbean cuisine); Up In Smoke BBQ (Southern barbecue); and Super Food (new American cuisine).

Also new this year, TacoLu, Jacksonville’s most popular Baja Mexicana, will be featured on course at Tacos on 12. Located behind No. 12 green, seating and shaded areas will give fans the chance to rest, relax and enjoy some of “The Lu’s” delicious menu items, which are always made with the freshest ingredients.

One of the most popular recent additions to The Players landscape, Taste of JAX has been upgraded for 2014 with an expanded patio, more seating and two new, local restaurants. New to Taste of JAX are 4 Rivers Smokehouse (Texas-style smokehouse); and Culhane’s Irish Pub (Irish-inspired cuisine). Returning from 2013 are Indochine (Thai and Southeast Asian cuisine); Metro Diner (classic American fare); Pele’s Wood Fire (modern Italian-American cuisine). Located between 11 green and 12 tee, this public venue also offers a Bacardi® open-air bar, permanent restrooms and video boards to keep up with the tournament action.

Relocated to behind No. 16 green – near the Couples Gate, which provides more shade – there are also plenty of great, local restaurants to choose from in The Food Court: Winn Dixie Fresh Café (new in 2014, featuring fresh-made sandwiches, gluten-free and healthy food options); and Bono’s Pit Bar-B-Q; Brucci’s Pizza; Firehouse Subs; MShack; and Tropical Smoothie Café.

In Wine & Dine on 9, fans can continue to enjoy gourmet small plates prepared by Matthew Medure, one of Northeast Florida’s most renowned chefs, in a beautiful garden setting. Wine & Dine on 9 also features the Beringer® Wine Bar offering high-end varietals.

The Welcome Experience features fun, quick options – especially for families – thanks to Kona Ice and Daily’s.


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