We were in a neighborhood cruising around, and all of a sudden, there’s Pinegrove. I initially drove past Pinegrove Market & Deli (1511 Pine Grove Avenue, Jacksonville).
Unfortunately, Fred and I arrived about ten minutes too early, so we impatiently sat outside in my car.
It’s not very big inside, but that certainly did not stop our excitement when we saw the butcher counter across from us and the giant chalkboard next to it. We were greeted by a gentleman to our immediate right standing at the counter under the “Order Here” sign, asking if we had been there before.
We had not.
To Breakfast OR Not?
While breakfast was considered since it was still on the early side, my mind was set on lunch. All hell broke loose (aka we ordered a bunch) once we placed our initial order. Before we knew it, there was a second round in the books.
All of the burgers are made daily in-house. The Big Bud Burger (8 oz. burger topped with fried jalapeños, sautéed mushrooms, gouda & cheddar cheeses on a grilled brioche bun) is what I needed.
I usually would steer clear of a burger with so many toppings, but that gouda cheese and fried jalapeños combo called out to me.
We ordered about eight items from the menu and barely made a dent in trying everything. Nevertheless, it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience, and those chicken sliders were killer.
Pinegrove Market & Deli would be my first and only stop to pick up steaks for grilling at home if I lived in Jacksonville. The burgers, well, for those I’d eat in.