The Best Fresh Fish Tacos #NationalTacoDay

It doesn’t get any tastier than using fresh seafood in tacos, and here along the Florida Panhandle we have an abundance of the best in the Gulf. One of my favorites has become the invasive species called lionfish. They need to be speared by a pro, but can be bought and cleaned at the local…

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Chef Wesley True Joins The Gulf As Executive Culinary Director

Bravo TV Top Chef contestant, Wesley True, has brought his culinary talents to the Emerald Coast. True has joined the team as the Culinary Director for The Gulf Okaloosa Island and The Gulf Orange Beach  True is widely known from his appearance as a contestant on season 13 of Bravo Network’s Top Chef, hosted by Padma…

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Conecuh Sausage topped Oysters Rockefeller

College football is back!  And, September 9 we celebrated our daughters wedding that had to be planned abound Alabama Football. Though it did take place on a game day, apparently it was not one to significant, so we were allowed to proceed with her wedding plans, and living on the Gulf Coast, oysters were a…

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Travel: A Foodies Weekend In Pensacola

By: Gabi Garrett, BellaMagazine.com There is no better way to rekindle your love of your own backyard than to show someone else the wonders you’ve found as you frolic about on the weekends. We’ve rounded up some favorite local establishments to create what we think is the best weekend ever. Take this outline to entertain…

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Scalloped Gulf Oysters & Our Oyster Themed Wedding Photos

  I still have all things oyster on my mind after our daughters September 9 oyster themed wedding took place in Pensacola and Pensacola Beach with Hurricane Irma bearing down on south Florida. Portofino Island Resort accepted many evacuees, and we prayed for and donated to the victims that Saturday. We were were so thankful…

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Loving The Henderson’s Love Locals Program

Not long ago I was invited to a Love Locals event held at The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort, which recently opened its doors in Destin. This amazing hotel property is the swankiest we have in the Florida Panhandle, and offers incredible views of the Gulf and the state park west of the…

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4th Annual Bay Breeze Patio Eggs On the Beach Competition at Seascape Resort Sept. 30th + Gulf Coast Restaurants Judges Announced

Bay Breeze Patio has announced the panel of honorary judges for the Fourth Annual Eggs on the Beach Cooking Competition set for September 30th at Seascape Resort. They include Shane Quinlan, the Chef de Cuisine at Emeril’s Coastal Italian; Chef Giovanni Filippone of Vue on 30A; Chef Dominic Damiano of Clemenza’s, Fat Clemenza’s and Mama Clemenza’s;…

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Long Pond Eggplant Rounds

My Dad became an at home chef when he retired from the Navy after 30+ while we were living in New Orleans, though he has always enjoyed cooking, and grills the best burgers and flank steak to this day. Dad found himself interested in many things upon retirement, however, none caught his attention like cooking….

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