New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Arnaud’s Meat Pies

  The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival began in 1970, with 350 people in attendance.  By 1975 and with many headliners, attendance grew to 80,000. I began going to the Jazz Fest in the early 1980’s. In the 1980s, Jazz Fest continued to experience a tremendous growth in popularity and began to gain wide…

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30A EATS Easter Sunday Brunch 2014

Easter is one of my favorite holidays. Many come back to relax at their second home, while others flock to the beaches to soak up the sun. Locals and tourists alike are out and about enjoying the beauty and wonder of the season, renewed and alive with activity. I have been asked recently by quite…

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Pensacola Celebrity Chefs Visit The James Beard House

Tonight The Pensacola Celebrity Chefs will visit the famed James Beard House in New York City, to share the culinary history and flavors of Florida’s Gulf Coast. This delicious event is hosted by Visit Pensacola and will honor the state’s rich history and Viva Florida 500, which is a statewide campaign commemorating the 500th anniversary…

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Local Catch Bar & Grill in Blue Mountain Beach

While in Atlanta a couple of months ago, the couple next to me at a hotel where I was staying began talking of Local Catch on 30A. I thought this was ironic as I had passed the new sign in Blue Mountain Beach several times, and was waiting with anticipation of what was to come….

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Local Restaurants Are Coming Alive As The Season Begins!

  There is so much activity this time of year – remodeling, re-opening, new restaurants, new staff! ‎Local Catch Bar & Grill had their “soft” opening Tuesday, and the grand opening will be today! I am hearing a lot of good food news! They are located in Santa Rosa Beach at the old Salty Dog Location,…

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Grayton Beer Beef & Pork Chili with Avocado Relish

The Super Bowl is this Sunday and you know what that means…Party Time! 30A EATS blogging team,Virtual Potluck , teamed up with Lewis Bear Company for a throwdown using award-winning Victory, Grayton Beer Company, & Pensacola Bay Brewery Craft Beers in recipes to share with our readers. We also have a fun giveaway! I really enjoy the…

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Whole Grain Quinoa Tabouleh With Peppers

We’re entering the second week of The Virtual Potluck ‘Tasty and Healthy New Year Challenge’ sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill and California Olive Ranch, and if you missed last weeks recipe, you will want to click here to get it! Each week in the month of January, all twelve bloggers are giving away BRM and COR products, so you have 48…

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Champagne Oysters Baren-Mignonette

Nothing says New Year’s Eve in the food world like enjoying a few briny bivalves, and we have an abundance of the oyster beauties here on the Gulf Coast. From New Orleans to Apalachicola, I have eaten my share of oysters dressed in a variety of fashions. At this time of year, one of my…

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Christmas Strata

For as long as my memory can recall, my family has eaten the same breakfast every Christmas morning: my mother’s savory egg strata, warm homemade cranberry bread, and my father’s sausage balls. The strata, essentially a savory bread pudding with eggs, sausage, and cheddar cheese, is made the day before, and easily baked on Christmas…

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