The Gulf Okaloosa Island

Florida’s Gulf Coast is famous for it’s miles of sugar white sand beaches, glistening emerald green waters and its abundance of seafood that lands on the plates of locals and visitors passionate about eating the best and freshest. That is delicious news for those finding themselves in Okaloosa County as the Hangout Hospitality restaurant group…

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Fat Clemenzas & The Godfather Spaghetti Sauce

Voted Best Italian Restaurant, Best Restaurant, Best Chef, and Best Pizza on the Emerald Coast by EC Magazine readers since 2010, Fat Clemenzas goes to great lengths to provide quality ingredients in their traditional family recipes served with consistency in their Miramar Beach restaurant. You can read their story, see photos, get restaurant details and…

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Thanksgiving Dining At The Beach

Some like to think that it is not possible to capture the holiday spirit in Florida, though nothing could be further from the truth, especially if spending time with family and friends along the Emerald Coast. In the past dining in or out for Thanksgiving vacationers could pose a hassle, but not any longer. Check out…

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Chef Gio of Vue On 30A

Chef Spotlight: Giovanni (Gio) Filippone of Vue on 30a If you are seeking a sophisticated yet laid back atmosphere to nibble on tapas while sipping on a glass of wine, thirsting for a craft cocktail at the bar after a busy day, or wanting to dive into a four or five course chefs tasting, then…

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Eggs On The Beach EggFest Competition Returns To Seascape

It’s a tough job but somebody’s got to do it, and I’m certainly thrilled to judge the 2016 EggFest competition! Bay Breeze Patio, an official retailer of the Big Green Egg, will host the third annual Eggs on the Beach EggFest Cooking Competition on Saturday, September 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Seascape…

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30A Drinks: Strawberry Letter 23 Cocktail & A Night Of Giving Back

Donner-Peltier Distillers has announced a series of “Evenings of Giving Back” to take place at six Emerald Coast bars/restaurants throughout the summer, where proceeds of the sales of the cocktail dubbed “Summer on 30A” will be donated to a charity selected by the host restaurant. The lucky seven Emerald Coast establishments that have signed-on to…

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Clemenza’s at Uptown Station is one of Florida’s Hidden Gems

  Born from a love of cooking, deep Italian roots and a desire to delight its patrons, Clemenza’s at Uptown Station encompasses all that is Italian cuisine. Serving award winning wood fired pizzas, dishes with classical sauces, daily specials and entrees like Sicilian Breaded Rib Eye Steak, along with pastas topped with fresh local seafood, Clemenza’s at…

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Brotula’s Southern Style Snapper

  Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer is a locally owned and operated, casual, family friendly seafood restaurant located on the Destin Harbor. The name Brotula’s is derived from the Bearded Brotula or Cusk Eel that is caught right in our local waters at depths of 350 feet. It is one of the best kept secrets…

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Waterfront Dining at Sunset Bay Cafe in Sandestin

With million dollar views, a commitment to locally sourced fresh ingredients, and a passion for exceptional customer service, a visit to Sunset Bay Café gives both locals and visitors an opportunity to enjoy chef inspired creative twists on classic dishes. Bryce Jarvis, co-owner of Sunset Bay Café, is a longtime local and leader in the…

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