Emeril Lagasse Opens Restaurant At Grand Boulevard Spring 2017

Chef, Restaurateur, Television Personality and Author, Emeril Lagasse will be opening a restaurant at Grand Boulevard! Eric Linquest, president of Emeril’s Homebase, has confirmed that Emeril Lagasse’s restaurant group, based in New Orleans, has partnered with Grand Boulevard to open a restaurant in the Town Center. “We are looking forward to being a part of…

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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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Cheap Trick, John Prine + More: 30A Songwriters Festival Jan 13-16

    The 8th annual 30A SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL– set for January 13-16, 2017 – has announced the initial line-up for the 2017 celebration of singers and songs. The festival, held in venues along scenic Highway 30A in Florida’s South Walton County, will feature headline performances from esteemed artists JOHN PRINE, CHEAP TRICK, DR. JOHN & THE NITE TRIPPERS, AND SHAWN COLVIN.   Also confirmed…

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A Taste of Lafayette, Louisiana

First appeared in Coastal Lifestyle Magazine A different world exists in the Cajun country of South Louisiana. Lafayette, a city of 120.000, and about a two-and-half-hour drive from New Orleans has caught up with the Big Easy on culinary allure, showcasing exotic foods with distinctive French flavors. Chefs and business entrepreneurs have returned home to their…

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Thanksgiving Dining At The Beach

Some like to think that it is not possible to capture the holiday spirit in Florida, though nothing could be further from the truth, especially if spending time with family and friends along the Emerald Coast. In the past dining in or out for Thanksgiving vacationers could pose a hassle, but not any longer. Check out…

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Chef Gio of Vue On 30A

Chef Spotlight: Giovanni (Gio) Filippone of Vue on 30a If you are seeking a sophisticated yet laid back atmosphere to nibble on tapas while sipping on a glass of wine, thirsting for a craft cocktail at the bar after a busy day, or wanting to dive into a four or five course chefs tasting, then…

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The Best Big Easy Oyster Dressing

  This may not be the prettiest photo I have ever taken since it was shot with my camera phone on the fly last Thanksgiving, right before we were all about to make our plates and devour. I just knew that I needed to share this delicious recipe that I picked up while living in New…

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Willie’s Armadillo Eggs

I judged The Big Green Egg Fest last weekend aptly called Eggs On the Beach at Seascape Resort. One of the teams had a delicious popper that caught all of the  judges attention. It reminded me of how great this recipe is, and how much I love it. I don’t make it often for good…

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Alabama Festival Of Flavor in Foley- Come Hungry!

October is National Seafood Month and there’s no better time to experience what food the Alabama Gulf Coast is all about than during the Alabama Festival of Flavor (this weekend) on October 8. I’m getting my stretchy pants ready and looking forward to meeting some of the state’s most revered chefs and restauranteurs who will…

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Bloody Mary Gazpacho

With a husband that graduated from Florida State and Alabama medical school, a son at Georgia Tech, and a daughter who just graduated from the University of Alabama, being the lone LSU fan & grad of the family gets tiresome, especially after what happened with the Auburn last Saturday and Coach Les Miles being let go…

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Nordic Blackened Salmon topped with Danish Blue Cheese Crème Sauce

I have never traveled to Denmark though I have always wanted to go. My sister lived there for a period of time and sent us goodies on occasion. Foodies know that when it comes to finding authentic, superior tasting products origin matters, and in this post for Honest Cooking I was sent the highest quality Nordic farmed salmon available,…

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