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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Grayton Beer Battered Onion Rings

I love onion rings. Fresh large cut beer battered onion rings. I have fond memories of Mike Anderson’s opening in Baton Rouge when I was attending college at LSU (telling of my age), and serving the biggest, baddest plate in town. Cooking with beer is also something I do quite a bit of, and when…

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Mac Farms of South Walton, Florida

Mac Farms, established in 2009 by locals Jen and Andy McAlexander, grow and distribute the highest quality, locally grown herbs and vegetables available in South Walton. Located in Point Washington, the McAlexander’s use the hydroponic style of farming that they learned from Stan Meadows, a local vegetable farmer. The actual farming process takes place at the front…

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