Loving The Henderson’s Love Locals Program

Not long ago I was invited to a Love Locals event held at The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort, which recently opened its doors in Destin. This amazing hotel property is the swankiest we have in the Florida Panhandle, and offers incredible views of the Gulf and the state park west of the…

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The Gulf Okaloosa Island hosts James Beard Award Semi-Finalist, Derek Emerson, a Chef Series Dinner to benefit local non-profit, Feeding the Gulf Coast

Sold Out 6-18 The Gulf Okaloosa Island announces The Gulf Chef Series event featuring three-time James Beard Award semi-finalist for Best Chef in the South, Chef Derek Emerson. All proceeds generated from the tickets will benefit Feeding the Gulf Coast’s Backpack Program, which helps meet the needs of chronically hungry children by providing them with…

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Florida Spiny Lobster Season & Broiled Lobster Tail Recipe

First seen in Emerald Coast Magazine The Gulf Coast of Florida’s Panhandle is a favorite beach escape, routinely voted among the prettiest in the world.  And, while being known for its rolling dunes and sugar white sand, most may not know it’s also a great dive destination. For the underwater hunter, Northwest Florida is a…

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The Pizza Bar + Trattoria Serves Up Fresh Creative Pies At The Rapido Window

  As summer approaches, travelers are beckoned to one of America’s premier hideaways, well known for family fun, beautiful beaches and delicious cuisine: Seaside. Dave Rauschkolb, the forward thinking restaurateur and the owner of the now 30-year-old Bud & Alley’s Waterfront Restaurant, added a Rapido window (Italian meaning quick or rapid) to sister restaurant Pizza Bar…

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Emeril’s Coastal Italian Restaurant Opens in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin Town Center Spring 2017

When legendary chef Emeril Lagasse decides to open a new restaurant, it’s a momentous occasion and people sit up and take notice. The award-winning restauranteur, cookbook author and television star has announced the opening of his newest restaurant, Emeril’s Coastal Italian, which opens in Grand Boulevard late Spring 2017. Lagasse’s newest restaurant joins the collection…

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Fat Clemenza’s Serves Classic Italian Cuisine in South Walton

It seems like yesterday, but Fat Clemenza’s opened over 10 years ago in South Walton’s Miramar Beach location to hungry locals and tourists searching for authentic classical Italian cuisine. The restaurant name was taken from The Godfather movie, in which the character Fat Clemenza was known to love food and cook most of the time. The…

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