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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The Gulf Okaloosa Island hosts James Beard Award Semi-Finalist, Derek Emerson, a Chef Series Dinner to benefit local non-profit, Feeding the Gulf Coast

Sold Out 6-18 The Gulf Okaloosa Island announces The Gulf Chef Series event featuring three-time James Beard Award semi-finalist for Best Chef in the South, Chef Derek Emerson. All proceeds generated from the tickets will benefit Feeding the Gulf Coast’s Backpack Program, which helps meet the needs of chronically hungry children by providing them with…

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Florida Spiny Lobster Season & Broiled Lobster Tail Recipe

First seen in Emerald Coast Magazine The Gulf Coast of Florida’s Panhandle is a favorite beach escape, routinely voted among the prettiest in the world.  And, while being known for its rolling dunes and sugar white sand, most may not know it’s also a great dive destination. For the underwater hunter, Northwest Florida is a…

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Peaches & My Aunt Edith’s Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe

    If summertime has you dreaming of peaches, the sweet stone fruit so iconic to the South that it evokes memories of the fresh picked perfectly ripened bite- then you are not alone. Boasting under 50 calories and no fat, along with being rich in phytochemicals called phenols that act as antioxidants, as well…

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