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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Beach Eats: Grilled Royal Red Shrimp Kabobs & Gulf Shrimp Facts

Nutrition Contributor: Caroline Coker I was born in Mobile, Alabama, but also into Louisiana’s seductive food culture, as my biological father grew up in the restaurant business in New Orleans, and my aunts and uncles were (and a few still are) in the fishing and shrimping industry, working in Venice (not Italy), Grand Isle, and…

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Beach Eats: Mexican Caviar

Contributor Caroline Coker This is one of my favorite appetizers and I make it at home all the time. During one memorable chapter of my childhood, I spent the summer with my mom and younger brother, poolside at my aunt and uncle’s home in Texas, where mom made mounds of Mexican Caviar to snack on daily. It…

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Summer Tomato Pie

  Summer brings a bounty of wonderful tomatoes, and of those, ugly heirlooms are certainly a favorite. I grew up watching my Dad grow tomatoes, but now in his 80’s and living on top of a sand dune with my mother in South Walton, he has retired from growing the sweet and juicy fruit. I…

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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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The Best Lionfish Tacos & Whole Foods $50 Giveaway!

Scroll down to enter the Whole Foods $50 giftcard giveaway! There has been so much talk about eating lionfish lately, though I have been eating it for some time. It is a sweet, light, white, flaky fish that has a firm texture and has a taste somewhere between grouper and mahi mahi. The fish itself…

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Ellie’s Eggs in Purgatory

  First things first, I’m not Catholic. I’m Methodist, but I married into a devout Catholic family. My wedding had to be blessed by the family priest to be considered official in the eyes of the church and most importantly my by former husbands grandmother, Marguerite Calico. My mother in law was a self trained…

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Beach Eats: Fattoush-ish

Contributor: Caroline Coker I love pretty much everything about this recipe, but take note, I’m a dipper. I prefer to use store bought pita chips, or house made baked pita chips for this healthy and satisfying dish. When home, I stop by the Seaside Farmers Market on Saturday, or Modica Market to pick up grocery…

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30A Drinks: Summer On 30A

Shaken, stirred, infused or spritzed, nothing beats a great cocktail, and in South Walton we have some of the finest mixologists that are passionate about honing their craft. One of them is Corey Jernigan from The Pearl Hotel in Rosemary Beach who is artistic with his creations, and during the Food Film Festival South Walton this year,…

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Filipino Pansit with Shrimp & Lime + How To YouTube Video

Have you tried Pancit? It is pure comfort food in our home, right up there with chicken adobo as far as Filipino recipes go. It is a noodle dish often served on birthday’s for longevity. We crave a taste of the Philippines now and then, as my father was stationed in Subic Bay during the bicentennial…

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