Community Spotlight: Fleming Island native gives back to the Bahamas!

Grumpy’s Highlight of the week: Giving back to our community. Orange Park native and super producer Vinny D joins Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas by sending over 200 meals for those who were devastated by the storm.

“Just over a week ago, Hurricane Dorian barreled towards the state of Florida and we prepared for the worst,” he said. “Although Florida was lucky, we know that our neighbors in the Bahamas took the brunt of this dangerous storm.” Vinny attended Fleming Island High and took his talents to South Beach there after to chase his music dreams, Vinny said this last year is when things began to pay off earning 29 RIAA platinum song certifications in 2018 alone. “We were lucky to be spared here in Miami as well as my family in Jacksonville, but what happened in the Bahamas could of happened anywhere across the east coast. I took this opportunity to help those in need it’s the least I could do during these trying times.”

Grumpy wants to shed light on the people making a difference both locally and nationwide. Feel free to write us if you think someone should be recognized for going above and beyond,

If you want to read more on Vinny’s music journey and his recent success feel free to visit and check out the about page for Vinny’s complete story.

Today, Labor Day 2019, Grumpy’s Restaurant celebrates all of our amazing Grumpy’s Family Members! Grumpy would like to thank each and everyone of you for all your hard work and dedication. You are the driving force behind our brands success and without you we would be lost in the large sea of restaurants.

Did you know, Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the US labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. Labor Day constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on September 5, 1882, in New York City with a large parade. At least 20,000 people were there, and the workers had to give up a day’s pay to attend. There was also a lot of beer involved in the event. Today, Labor Day also marks the perceived end of the summer season.


Courtney is currently our Grumpy’s Restaurant Jenga Champion!Courtney says, “Bring It!” as she is always accepting new challengers!

Did you know, Jenga is played with 54 wooden blocks. Each block is three times as long as it is wide. Blocks have small, random variations from these dimensions so as to create imperfections in the stacking process and make the game more challenging.

Once the tower is built, the person who built the tower gets the first move. Moving in Jenga consists of taking one and only one block from any level (except the one below the incomplete top level) of the tower, and placing it on the topmost level to complete it. Only one hand should be used at a time when taking blocks from the tower. Blocks may be bumped to find a loose block that will not disturb the rest of the tower. Any block that is moved out of place must be returned to its original location before removing another block. The turn ends when the next person to move touches the tower or after ten seconds, whichever occurs first. The game ends when the tower falls, or if any piece falls from the tower other than the piece being knocked out to move to the top. The winner is the last person to remove and place a block successfully.

Grumpy’s Restaurant always has a game ready for you and hopes to see you soon!