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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S W A R A: A Game Changer For South Walton

  Walton County’s Gulf bed is made up of approximately ninety-five percent barren sand flats and out of more than thirty-five coastal counties in Florida, Walton is dead last in the state to have an artificial reef program…until now. A passionate environmentalist, who enjoys spending time fishing with his family, as well as ecosploring and…

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Mile Marker 15 Tacos & Tequila: The Hub on 30A

With new home construction at a high again along scenic 30A, we are fortunate that the possibilities of creative places to dine and shop are a perk that often comes with it. Recently, The Hub, a new destination complex located in front of the communities of WaterSound and Prominence, opened to the public for all…

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Digital Graffiti Transforms Alys Beach June 4-6, 2015

Contributor: Caroline Coker In its 8th year, and starting tomorrow, Alys Beach’s coastal town will be turned into a kaleidoscope of color, as Digital Graffiti takes over at Alys Beach, Florida on 30A. This is a one-of-a-kind projection art festival where artists use the latest digital technologies to project their original works onto the iconic white…

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