Bridge Span 14: Serving Feel Good Food at Carillon Beach

Heading down Highway 98 towards Panama City Beach, you will want to pull off to the right at the charming town of Carillon Beach, an exclusive new-urbanism community located on the pristine beaches and emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico along the Northwest Florida Panhandle, about six minutes east of Rosemary Beach. There you…

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Bud & Alley’s Hosts 11th Annual CVHN Hurricane Party Sept. 25th, 2015

  The 11th Annual Hurricane Party is set for Friday, Sept. 25 from 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. with all proceeds benefitting Children’s Volunteer Health Network, Inc. (CVHN), and it always proves to be a good time! Entertainment will be provided by Motown favorites Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces. Along with the amazing views, food, beverages,…

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Chef David Cunningham of V Seagrove

Chef David Cunningham of V Seagrove , Photo: Susan Benton David Cunningham is the Executive Chef of V Seagrove on 30-A. Chef Cunningham specializes in Gulf Coast cuisine, and creates the restaurant menu  based on seasonal ingredients, always fulfilling the need of the diner. Seafood dishes are most requested, like the Poached Grouper with Jumbo…

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Faces Of South Walton: Tim Creehan of Cuvee 30A & Cuvee Destin

Contributor: Caroline Coker Q&A with local celebrity chef Tim Creehan, owner of Cuvee Destin, and the newest hotspot, Cuvee 30A at 30Avenue. Susan Benton has participated with Tim Creehan in a number of charitable events, and she has written about him and his restaurants on the local and national level. For more information, visit TimCreehan.com….

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Beach Eats: If You Are Thirsty, Then You Are Dehydrated!

  Contributor: Caroline Coker Recently, my grandfather was hospitalized at Sacred Heart on the Emerald Coast. We thought it was a cardiac episode, and so did his doctors, until tests revealed that he was not properly hydrated. It can happen to babies, pets, children, the elderly, so no one is immune. Dehydration can sneak up…

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The Terrace Restaurant-Serving Fine Food At Inlet Beach Since 1990

Nestled between the towns of Carillon and Rosemary Beach, The Terrace Restaurant has been a hidden gem for locals and lucky tourists out to savor Gulf seafood, tender juicy steaks, lobster, lamb, chicken, wine from an award winning list, or a great martini, since 1990. Raised in the culinary industry, New York chefs of Greek…

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What Is Sustainable Seafood & Sheepshead Cakes Recipe

Recently, I was asked to appear on our local Gulf Coast television station that covers Destin, Florida to Mobile, Alabama, called BLAB TV, to discuss sustainable seafood, followed by participating as a speaker with a cooking presentation of Sheepshead at So Gourmet Pensacola later in the week. I was working with FloridaMarketMaker.com and UF|IFAS Extension, to get…

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Faces Of South Walton: Madra McDonald of M Public Relations

  Contributor: Caroline Coker Q&A with the talented, creative and beautiful Madra McDonald, owner of M Public Relations. I met Madra in high school, began working with her on projects, and she has been a positive mentor to me.  M Public Relations has been telling stories and building brands since 2008. 30AEats.com has collaborated with M public…

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Breakfast Is Served! Bud & Alley’s In Seaside, Florida

Bud & Alley’s restaurant has been serving good food to good people with good times for many years, as the longest established restaurant in South Walton, helping launch the careers of many chefs in the area, like Ed Reese of Edwards in Rosemary Beach, and Irv Miller of Jackson’s in Pensacola. A new concept has been…

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Dig In at DIG! The Market Shops of Sandestin

DIG eatery (which stands for Dig In Gulf), is a locally owned and operated family-friendly, cafe style eatery with some unique services. Offering breakfast, lunch and an early dinner, as well as a healthy selection of prepared meals to go., DIG eatery will also host cooking lessons with Owner and Executive Chef Brian Murray, formerly of…

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Camille’s At Crystal Beach: Gulf Seafood, Sushi, Steaks & More

A sought after dining spot for locals and tourists alike, Camille’s at Crystal Beach located above the charming Beachside Inn, offers the freshest seafood that can be found in Destin. A sister restaurant to Harbor Docks, Camille’s at Crystal Beach serves Gulf seafood that is caught in local waters by local fisherman and unloaded right…

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