A Reviw: La Cocina Mexican Grill & Bar

By: Hannah Neville La Cocina Mexican Grill & Bar located in Seacrest Beach is a favorite for both tourists and locals alike. Known for their house margaritas and guacamole, the menu features traditional Mexican food but with a local twist; chef’s specials and fresh seafood caught nearby. My fiancé, Chase, and I ordered some drinks…

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The Gulf Okaloosa Island

Nestled on the corner of Marler Avenue and Siebert Drive is Okaloosa Island’s restaurant for seafood lovers: The Gulf. This two-story waterfront space, which is environmentally friendly and constructed from recycled, reclaimed and salvaged shipping containers, is a venture from Hangout Hospitality restaurant group — the corporation behind The Gulf in Orange Beach, The Hangout…

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A Review: NEAT Bottle Shop in Alys Beach

A “NEAT” SPOT By Hannah Neville NEAT Bottle Shop has become known for their creative selection of drinks and appetizers. Inside the space there are three different rooms. One room features a retail shop where you can buy bottles of wine, high end spirits, beer, bar tools and gift items, while another room contains a…

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Register Family Farm in Freeport, Florida Is The Bees Knees

Walton County is flourishing with an abundance of farmers and producers supplying the highest quality products to locals and visitors, and their bounty is often celebrated in many restaurant presentations along the Gulf Coast. Register Family Farm is one of those businesses, an aviary (honeybee farm) operated solely by members of the Register family and…

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A Foodies Weekend Guide to Harvest Wine & Food Festival

by Gabi Garrett As the sunset painted the sky shades of purple and orange hues, South Walton locals and visitors alike gathered on a postcard perfect Friday night for an event to remember. It was a balmy November evening on the deck overlooking the Gulf at WaterColor Inn, and the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation…

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A Review: Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar

Review by Hannah Neville Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar, located in Destin, is known for its unique food and wine selections. Cuvée has recently been renovated under the management of their new owners, Chris Ruyan and Tyler Jarvis. The restaurant has been revamped in terms of both food and style. The rooms are now more…

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A Review: Clemenza’s at Uptown Station

Review by Hannah Neville When seeking out the tastiest Italian restaurant options in the area, the most authentic can be found at Clemenza’s located in Uptown Station in Fort Walton Beach. This year’s recipient of the BEST Locally Owned Restaurant and the BEST Restaurant in Okaloosa County by Emerald Coast Magazine, Clemenza’s has won over…

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Cypress Cattle & Produce Company & Boiled Peanut Recipe

  Northwest Florida is well known for its sugar white sand beaches and emerald green waters that draw in millions of tourists each year, but what most are not aware of is that Walton County is also rich in agriculture. Heading north from 30A in South Walton to the city of Ponce De Leon, you…

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Timber Creek Distillery & Bourbon Blending Kit Giveaway

I thought I knew most of what went on with the regions food + drink scene, but I missed out on the fact that we have Timber Creek Distillery located on a family farm just north of Destin in Crestview. Finding the presence of a high-quality craft distillery located in the backwoods of Northwest Florida was music…

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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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