Two Best Chef: South James Beard Award nominations (2009 + 2010) haven't tempted Chef Tom Gray to rest on his laurels - if anything, they have inspired him to seek new challenges beyond the comfort zone. Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails showcases Chef Tom's personal take on contemporary regional American cuisine, influenced from his southern upbringing, extensive travels, and passion for working with artisan producers and local growers. Along with his wife and business partner, Sarah Marie Johnston, they bring the flavor of Jacksonville to the popular St. Johns Town Center shopping and dining center.
With the addition of their second restaurant in 2017, Town Hall located in historic San Marco, and a dedicated team of front- and back-of-the-house professionals and savvy business partners, Chef Tom and Sarah Marie are leading the charge to bring a highter level of recognition to the North Florida dining scene and sustainable sourcing movement.
Serving American flavors from coast to coast, Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails is the only locally-owned restaurant built from the ground-up at the Town Center and stands out with carefully-sourced ingredients, bold design, professional service, and a "full circle sustainable approach" to sourcing and business.