Camels & Chocolate Visits Seaside, Florida

I am excited to share with you guest blogger and foodie friend Kristin Luna, a travel writer by profession and Southerner by choice, who visited South Walton recently with fifteen family members. She has visited our area for many years, and is especially fond of  30A ‘s Blue Mountain Beach Beach. Her blog is Camels…

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PENSACOLA EATS

I loved this review by Ashley Hardaway in the Independent News today, also one of my favorite Pensacola periodicals! She was right on the money with many on her to-do list like adding one of my all-time favorites, Tu-Do! Since our Pensacola home is in East Hill, I find myself often eating at the same haunts like McGuire’s, New Yorker Deli,…

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Arnaud’s Meat Pies

  The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival began in 1970, with 350 people in attendance.  By 1975 and with many headliners, attendance grew to 80,000. I began going to the Jazz Fest in the early 1980’s. In the 1980s, Jazz Fest continued to experience a tremendous growth in popularity and began to gain wide…

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Pensacola Celebrity Chefs Visit The James Beard House

Tonight The Pensacola Celebrity Chefs will visit the famed James Beard House in New York City, to share the culinary history and flavors of Florida’s Gulf Coast. This delicious event is hosted by Visit Pensacola and will honor the state’s rich history and Viva Florida 500, which is a statewide campaign commemorating the 500th anniversary…

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Chicken & Buffalo Andouille Gumbo

February was filled with gumbo goodness as I judged the Destin History Museum Gumbo Cook off and attended the Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival with partner SoWal.com. My Virtual Potluck blogging crew was also approached by a company called The Buffalo Guys to try some of their products, one of which was their buffalo andouille. Though I had…

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Whole Grain Quinoa Tabouleh With Peppers

We’re entering the second week of The Virtual Potluck ‘Tasty and Healthy New Year Challenge’ sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill and California Olive Ranch, and if you missed last weeks recipe, you will want to click here to get it! Each week in the month of January, all twelve bloggers are giving away BRM and COR products, so you have 48…

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Spain: Holiday Spinach Costa del Sol

The last time I visited Spain was about five years ago, and it seems like yesterday. I was fortunate enough to have my mother and two children on the adventure. We started in Madrid, a city that I fell in love with immediately. The local cuisine, tapas bars, architecture, and history drew me in like…

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Where 30AEATS 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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Upperline Gimlet

  Anytime is a good time for a gimlet, but somehow to me, August is the perfect time. Back to School bashes and Pre-Labor Day soirees beckon memories of summertimes’ end.  Shrimp boils, BBQ’s, reading on the porch, and stuffing myself with the last of the Seaside Farmers Market seasons tomatoes. As the sun begins…

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