Where To Eat In New Orleans

I have been asked by several personal friends and fans of 30AEATS to come up with a list of some of my favorite places to nosh while visiting NOLA. There are literally hundreds of fabulous restaurants, ranging from the most modern cuisine to traditional creole fare. I also love a good “dive” and “joint”, which…

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The Wharf Uncorked| Sip, Savor & Stroll | September 24, 25 & 26

The Wharf Uncorked will take place Sept. 24-Sept. 26, 2015 and I’m geared up and ready to judge. I’m also looking forward to my stay at Turquoise Place, the most beautiful and luxurious condo overlooking the Gulf Of Mexico in Orange Beach. The Wharf Uncorked is bringing culinary talent, fresh coastal flavors, and the finest wines to Orange…

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A Foodies Desert Escape in Phoenix, Arizona

Contributor, Susan Benton With an abundance of new resorts, refreshed hotels, and incredible spas that really deliver, it’s no wonder that so many call Phoenix an oasis in the desert. Upon airport arrival this summer, I was whisked right past the triple digit temperatures and into a cool cab that arrived at The Scottsdale Fairmont…

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Consider The Oyster: Facts, Myths & Oysters Rockefeller Recipe

Recipe Contributor: Caroline Coker Writers: Susan Benton and Caroline Coker Apalachicola, the old city on the “Forgotten Coast” that produces fresh wild oysters — not farmed — is not that far off, which makes our region the premiere destination for all things having to do with bivalves. Unfortunately, after the over harvesting from Hurricane Katrina,…

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What Is Sustainable Seafood & Sheepshead Cakes Recipe

Recently, I was asked to appear on our local Gulf Coast television station that covers Destin, Florida to Mobile, Alabama, called BLAB TV, to discuss sustainable seafood, followed by participating as a speaker with a cooking presentation of Sheepshead at So Gourmet Pensacola later in the week. I was working with FloridaMarketMaker.com and UF|IFAS Extension, to get…

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Visiting Acadiana: A Tour & Taste of Lafayette, Louisiana

  I’m often invited to visit and tour many wonderful places, but the end of May was exceptionally exciting as I had the good fortune to meet the folks behind the scenes at Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission and to Taste Lafayette. It was also a time of celebration in the city, as Festival International de Louisiane…

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Kiawah Island Resort & The Sanctuary Spa: A Trip To Savor

GulfCoastRestaurants.com Contributor If Kiawah Island Resort and The Sanctuary Hotel were across the globe, I would travel the world to arrive here. This is our second trip to Kiawah Island, and I do not plan for it to be our last—as it is one of the most special places I have ever visited, and it…

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Take A Bite Out Of Baton Rouge

Nestled between Lafayette and New Orleans, with its rich history of French, Spanish, Cajun and Creole influences, creating a melting pot that blends residents with more than thirty thousand students attending Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge is a delicious, spirit filled stew, that really heats up during college football season. The landscape of Louisiana’s capital city has been altered drastically since my graduation from LSU in the late…

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Blab TV-The Daily Brew: Certified Organic vs. Inorganic

Blab TV, located in Downtown Pensacola on Palafox Street, asked that I take part in their round table discussion on their new morning show, The Daily Brew, so of course I said yes! I’m sharing in a conversation about organic vs. inorganic growing practices, and wanted to also include my notes with readers and viewers…

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Field to Fork: Twin Oaks FarmStand in Shops of Grayton

“Broth is the new coffee”, says Renee Savary, owner of Twin Oaks Farm in Bonifay, Florida, and the new Twin Oaks FarmStand in the Shops of Grayton Beach. Though Swiss born Renee is a very successful “farmher” with incredible French style and showcases her handcrafted jams, jellies, fresh organic eggs, chickens, turkeys, brines, vinegars and…

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Grilled Gulf Shrimp Tapenade Crostini

On the Alabama Gulf Coast, Chef Brody Olive is the Executive Chef of The Beach Club and also oversees Coast and Village Hideaway. Chef Olive is a good friend, proponent of sustainable seafood and is a graduate of the prestigious culinary program at Johnson and Wales University in Charleston, South Carolina. The recipe below was…

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Sean Brock’s Perfect Cheeseburger

Sean Brock of Husk Restaurant, a gourmet food destination in Charleston, creates amazing cuisine, and like me is a lover of Allan Benton and his Smoky Mountain Country hams and bacon, procured in Madisonville, Tennessee. When he opened Husk he says, ” I knew we had to have a cheeseburger on the menu!” I met Sean…

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