The Thanksgiving Restaurant & Recipe Roundup 2017

  Cooler temperatures and the holidays bring family and friends to the beach. While activities together are always important, so is the need to eat good food, and together is the way we like to do it! I’m grateful that my parents are doing better after their accident last December, and that my son, daughter,…

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Thanksgiving In Seaside & Oyster Dressing Recipe

As seen in The Seaside Times Fall in South Walton is a time to celebrate cooler temperatures, less crowded beaches, local cuisine, and to appreciate family and friends during a Thanksgiving week spent in Seaside. For many Americans, the Thanksgiving meal includes seasonal dishes such as roast turkey with stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and…

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A Day At Grand Boulevard & Dinner At Emeril’s Coastal Italian

Located at Grand Boulevard in Sandestin, Emeril’s Coastal Italian is the first of Emeril’s Restaurants in Northwest Florida. Originally, Emeril was not entertaining the idea of opening a restaurant in his adopted home town of South Walton where he lives with his family. But, many like myself were thrilled when he reconsidered. Emeril’s Coastal Italian…

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Chef Wesley True Joins The Gulf As Executive Culinary Director

Bravo TV Top Chef contestant, Wesley True, has brought his culinary talents to the Emerald Coast. True has joined the team as the Culinary Director for The Gulf Okaloosa Island and The Gulf Orange Beach  True is widely known from his appearance as a contestant on season 13 of Bravo Network’s Top Chef, hosted by Padma…

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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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