“A Day At The Beach” Cocktail & James “Mo” Mosely of Bud & Alley’s Waterfront Dining in Seaside, Florida

“A Day At The Beach” Cocktail & James “Mo” Mosely of Bud & Alley’s Waterfront Dining in Seaside, Florida

Oct 22, 2014 | View Article

James Moseley, better known around the South and especially the 30A community as “Mo”, was born in Louisiana and cut his teeth on the fine dining restaurant scene, with years spent in Huntsville and Montgomery. He eventually made a permanent move to South Walton in the 90’s, and has been with Bud & Alley’s  Waterfront […]

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Chef Darek Tidwell-George’s at Alys Beach: Wood-Fired Curried Cauliflower T-Bone

Chef Darek Tidwell-George’s at Alys Beach: Wood-Fired Curried Cauliflower T-Bone

Oct 16, 2014 | View Article

Chef Darek Tidwell is the new Executive Chef at George’s at Alys Beach and has been taking 30A taste buds by storm. The Hartley’s (owners of George’s), have selected menu presentations with behave and misbehave options, along with Gluten-free, making dining easy for all. If looking for something different on steak night, try this fantastic […]

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Gulf Coast Clam Chowder & Lodge Cast Iron Nation: Great American Cooking From Coast To Coast

Gulf Coast Clam Chowder & Lodge Cast Iron Nation: Great American Cooking From Coast To Coast

Oct 8, 2014 | View Article

Cornbread is King in the South (as long as you don’t put sugar in it) and so is Lodge Cast Iron, nestled alongside the Cumberland Plateau of the Appalachian Mountains in the town of South Pittsburg, Tennessee (population 3,300). It was here that Joseph Lodge and his wife settled and, in 1896 opened his first […]

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Eggs On The Beach EggFest Winners & Pork Belly Watermelon Skewers

Eggs On The Beach EggFest Winners & Pork Belly Watermelon Skewers

Oct 2, 2014 | View Article

The weather was fantastic and the Bay Breeze Patio event at Seascape had a great turn out last weekend, minus one- me home from Thursday’s foot surgery. But, during the event I had several friends on site texting me what was happening in real-time, sending photos of  fantastic dishes presented and telling me how great […]

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Top Spots For Weekend Brunch on 30A, South Walton & Destin Florida

Top Spots For Weekend Brunch on 30A, South Walton & Destin Florida

Sep 28, 2014 | View Article

Everyone seems to have their favorite go-to spots for dining and Sunday Brunch is no different. After living in the area for more than twenty years and writing about great food, I put together a guide to help you find the best weekend hot spots in the area! A time honored tradition in the South, Sunday brunch really […]

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Happy 5th Anniversary to La Cocina Mexican Bar & Grill #VivaLaco30a & Seared Scallops with Rajas Con Crema Recipe

Happy 5th Anniversary to La Cocina Mexican Bar & Grill #VivaLaco30a & Seared Scallops with Rajas Con Crema Recipe

Aug 21, 2014 | View Article

Today, August 21st, is La Cocina Mexican Grill and Bar’s Fifth Anniversary and they are celebrating with food + drink specials and lots of interactive social media fun! My good friends and the owners of La Cocina, George and Ann Hartley, moved from Dallas to South Walton in 1997 to return home to the beaches where Ann […]

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Quick & Easy BBQ Shrimp #ALBeachBlogger

Quick & Easy BBQ Shrimp #ALBeachBlogger

Jul 26, 2014 | View Article

On my return home last night from the Alabama Gulf Coast, a gift of fresh local caught shrimp from Billy’s Seafood was waiting in my fridge. It had been overnighted from my friends at the tourism department along with a few perks like an entire Hope’s Cheesecake, Box of Zatarain’s Seafood Boil, a Beach Bag full of […]

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Boudin Balls & Rioja Wine #MatchMadeInHeaven

Boudin Balls & Rioja Wine #MatchMadeInHeaven

Jul 18, 2014 | View Article

Pair tapas with an excellent bottle of  Rioja Wine and you’ve got a #MatchMadeInHeaven! I am a big fan of tapas and small plates. One of my favorite memories of visiting Spain was the incredible bites served in the Spanish bars along with great wines by the glass. Tapas are basically snacks, appetizers or canapés, where […]

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Southern Fried Corn & Vintage Recipes From Old Seagrove #Giveaway

Southern Fried Corn & Vintage Recipes From Old Seagrove #Giveaway

Jun 18, 2014 | View Article

The Seagrove Village MarketCafe dates back to 1949 where generations of families and guests returned year after year to dine, purchase necessities, souvenirs and experience life on the beach. George and Ann Hartley purchased the cafe in 1998 filled with hidden treasures buried in the nooks and crannies of the restaurant. They located Junie McGee’s […]

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Sherry’s Sensational Strawberry Tall Cake

Sherry’s Sensational Strawberry Tall Cake

Jun 9, 2014 | View Article

Recently I was offered the opportunity to work with Driscoll’s Berries via The Daily Meal, and was asked to come up with a short cake recipe. Well, the first Strawberry Cake of any kind that popped into my mind was my ex-husband’s wife Sherry’s beautifully presented Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Cake! Every time I host a […]

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30A Eats Beach Recipe: Drunken Gulf Shrimp Taco’s & Your #SouthWalton #Local #Dining Guide

30A Eats Beach Recipe: Drunken Gulf Shrimp Taco’s & Your #SouthWalton #Local #Dining Guide

Jun 6, 2014 | View Article

  Last weekend I had Drunken Shrimp Taco’s at Cowgirl Kitchen in Rosemary Beach and it reminded me of how much I love those spicy and fresh Gulf flavors all infused together and wrapped in a taco, yum! I use to cook all of the time when my family was under one roof, but due […]

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Crustless Broccoli-Mozzarella Quiches #SafestChoice

Crustless Broccoli-Mozzarella Quiches #SafestChoice

May 29, 2014 | View Article

Breakfast. My favorite meal of the day, my husbands least. I love the creativity that evolves when cooking with eggs, and that they are packed with protein. In an agreement I made with myself, I prepared or cooked my son and daughter breakfast every single morning from birth until graduation from high school, including weekends, […]

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