30A Drinks: Strawberry Letter 23 Cocktail & A Night Of Giving Back

Donner-Peltier Distillers has announced a series of “Evenings of Giving Back” to take place at six Emerald Coast bars/restaurants throughout the summer, where proceeds of the sales of the cocktail dubbed “Summer on 30A” will be donated to a charity selected by the host restaurant. The lucky seven Emerald Coast establishments that have signed-on to…

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Beach Eats: Grilled Royal Red Shrimp Kabobs & Gulf Shrimp Facts

Nutrition Contributor: Caroline Coker I was born in Mobile, Alabama, but also into Louisiana’s seductive food culture, as my biological father grew up in the restaurant business in New Orleans, and my aunts and uncles were (and a few still are) in the fishing and shrimping industry, working in Venice (not Italy), Grand Isle, and…

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Beach Eats: Mexican Caviar

Contributor Caroline Coker This is one of my favorite appetizers and I make it at home all the time. During one memorable chapter of my childhood, I spent the summer with my mom and younger brother, poolside at my aunt and uncle’s home in Texas, where mom made mounds of Mexican Caviar to snack on daily. It…

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Clemenza’s at Uptown Station is one of Florida’s Hidden Gems

  Born from a love of cooking, deep Italian roots and a desire to delight its patrons, Clemenza’s at Uptown Station encompasses all that is Italian cuisine. Serving award winning wood fired pizzas, dishes with classical sauces, daily specials and entrees like Sicilian Breaded Rib Eye Steak, along with pastas topped with fresh local seafood, Clemenza’s at…

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Fox Family Farm

  If you are not playing in the surf, walking along the sugar white shores of South Walton, or noshing on breakfast at one of the nearby restaurants on 30A, chances are that you are perusing the bounty of goodness if anywhere near the Seaside Farmers Market on Saturday mornings. Located in the Seaside Amphitheater,…

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Summer Tomato Pie

  Summer brings a bounty of wonderful tomatoes, and of those, ugly heirlooms are certainly a favorite. I grew up watching my Dad grow tomatoes, but now in his 80’s and living on top of a sand dune with my mother in South Walton, he has retired from growing the sweet and juicy fruit. I…

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Brotula’s Southern Style Snapper

  Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer is a locally owned and operated, casual, family friendly seafood restaurant located on the Destin Harbor. The name Brotula’s is derived from the Bearded Brotula or Cusk Eel that is caught right in our local waters at depths of 350 feet. It is one of the best kept secrets…

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The Best Lionfish Tacos & Whole Foods $50 Giveaway!

Scroll down to enter the Whole Foods $50 giftcard giveaway! There has been so much talk about eating lionfish lately, though I have been eating it for some time. It is a sweet, light, white, flaky fish that has a firm texture and has a taste somewhere between grouper and mahi mahi. The fish itself…

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Ellie’s Eggs in Purgatory

  First things first, I’m not Catholic. I’m Methodist, but I married into a devout Catholic family. My wedding had to be blessed by the family priest to be considered official in the eyes of the church and most importantly my by former husbands grandmother, Marguerite Calico. My mother in law was a self trained…

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Beach Eats: Fattoush-ish

Contributor: Caroline Coker I love pretty much everything about this recipe, but take note, I’m a dipper. I prefer to use store bought pita chips, or house made baked pita chips for this healthy and satisfying dish. When home, I stop by the Seaside Farmers Market on Saturday, or Modica Market to pick up grocery…

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