Chef Emeril Lagasse wows attendees at Taste of the Race

  Though change can be difficult — specifically for those who have grown up in South Walton and seen widespread and swift development, as well as constantly changing county codes over the last couple of decades — it must be embraced when it is for the greater good. And that is exactly what took place…

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South Walton: 30A Wine Festival at Alys Beach March 6-8, 2015

Wine, bourbon, beer, and food lovers rejoice, as all are coming together to gather in the hottest Panhandle destination, Alys Beach, Florida, for the fourth annual 30A Wine Festival on Friday, March 6-Sunday, March 8, 2015. Located on Scenic Highway 30A, Alys Beach welcomes attendees by showcasing world renowned vintners and local culinary favorites for a…

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Taste of 30A: Holiday Toast On The Coast & Food For Thought Outreach Dec.12

It’s going to be a glorious weekend with green flags, sunny skies and temps in the mid to upper 60’s! Kick it off by attending the Florida Public Relations Association’s Northwest Florida Coast Chapter’s annual holiday fundraising event, Holiday Toast on the Coast: A Taste Of 30A tonight, Friday, December 12 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Celebration…

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Mississippi Seafood Cook-Off to benefit Extra Table

  This year’s Mississippi Seafood Cook-Off won’t just name the state’s top seafood chef, but also will help feed the hungry along the Gulf Coast and aid tornado victims in North Mississippi. Hattiesburg chef, author and restaurateur Robert St. John will emcee the event set to take place on May 30. Mississippi artist Wyatt Waters…

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2014 Destin Charity Wine Auction Breaks $2 MILLION

Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation’s (DCWAF) 9th Annual Destin Charity Wine Auction raised a record breaking $2,035,000 for children in need in Northwest Florida. This marks a 57 percent increase from last year’s results of $1.3 million, reaffirming the foundation’s namesake event as the top charity fundraising event in Northwest Florida, and a “Top 10…

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Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation Raises Over $2 Million in 2014

Last weekend, more than four thousand wine & food enthusiasts gathered in Sandestin, Florida for the annual South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival, and 30AEATS.com was excited to be among the crowd. This incredible event was held over four days and included tastings, seminars, winemaker dinners and musical performances. Hosted by Destin Charity Wine Auction…

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Chef Carl Schaubhut on Carl’s Quarters-Kicking Cancer In The Gut

Many locals and visitors alike may remember restaurant FIRE at Gulf Place (now Messina’s) and its original Executive Chef Carl Schaubhut. Carl and his restaurant family moved to South Walton to open FIRE after being displaced by Katrina in New Orleans. Later, Carl was called back to New Orleans to work under the tutelage of…

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The 4th Annual Sip & Shop for Alaqua Animal Refuge

The 4th Annual Sip n Shop event is set to be one fabulous day of shopping, eating, and sipping! As a part of the Chi Chi Miguel Throwdown weekend on April 4 and 5, Sip n Shop brings together local vendors and winemakers in an effort to raise money and awareness for Alaqua Animal Refuge. The Chi…

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Artful Night Under The Stars returns to V Seagrove

  The Third Annual ‘Artful Night Under the Stars’ Art Auction and Gala returns to V Seagrove on Saturday, February 22nd from 6 to 9PM. While sipping wine on 30A with a view of the gulf is always fabulous, this posh fundraiser has a real star — the 60-piece art auction that features local and regional masterpieces. This year,…

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Holiday Toast on the Coast: A Taste of Seaside, Florida

It will be a special night in Seaside as the Florida Public Relations Association’s Northwest Florida Coast Chapter hosts its annual fundraising event on Dec.6 – Holiday Toast on the Coast: A Taste of Seaside, FL. Proceeds will benefit the local chapter and Food For Thought Outreach, Inc. The event, sponsored by Bracken Law, PA, will be held at Justin…

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