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Respond to Review of CLOSED: Dig Foods Cafe
by Brian-Mid-WeekMarket

Review: Dig Foods is coming into the downtown Jacksonville neighborhood by storm! Their grand opening was epic, and chef Sean Sigmon offered tastings of his creations, including fresh from the garden collard roll-ups, crispy chickpea crostinis, and a tempting italian style gnocchi. All three were tasty, looked great on the platter as well as on the plate, and succeeded in its goal of providing us with a remarkable sensory adventure. Located in the coziest portion of a large historic downtown masterpiece of a building, that currently is The Underbelly - a hot night spot and concert venue, Dig Foods puts up a curtain that hides the the vast space behind it (usually filled after dark with savvy music types and others). This does a good job of making the lunchtime-only cafe intimate and inviting. This business model, sharing space and other resources, should be a source of pride for both Dig Foods and The Underbelly. More businesses should take note and get creative with how far they can take the idea of local businesses working hard with other local businesses in order to help each other succeed. The cafe, jointly run between Chef Sigmon and Lenore Chestnutt, flexed it's local muscle further, to the delight of foodies in Jacksonville are hungry for new local businesses who are committed to sourcing it's food locally. For the grand opening, Dig Foods cooperated with farmer Brian Lapinski from Down-To-Earth Farm, which produces only organic crops. Intuition Ale Works and Sweet Theory also joined in on the culinary event by providing a local beer and a delicious lavender dessert bar. Grassroots Natural Market also helped Dig Foods with a good deal on the wine offering. This food is top-notch. It is fresh, whole, nutritious, and downright delicious! What's not to love about that?! To top it off, this food is socially, environmentally and economically friendly. I'm sold!


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