Seagrove Village MarketCafe

Seagrove Village MarketCafe has been serving up deep fried love on the corner of 395 and 30A in the Florida Panhandle since 1949. The location once boasted the first official business in Seagrove – an Exxon gas station. Originally owned by the founders of Seagrove Beach, the McGee’s, customers would drive their Plymouths and De…

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Crawfish Etouffee

I was contacted by author Paul Knipple who wanted to share with me a copy of the cookbook he wrote with his wife Angela called, The World In A Skillet: A Food Lover’s Tour Of The New American South. I jumped at the opportunity, as anything having to do with a cast iron skillet, as…

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A Day At Grand Boulevard & Dinner At Emeril’s Coastal Italian

Located at Grand Boulevard in Sandestin, Emeril’s Coastal Italian is the first of Emeril’s Restaurants in Northwest Florida. Originally, Emeril was not entertaining the idea of opening a restaurant in his adopted home town of South Walton where he lives with his family. But, many like myself were thrilled when he reconsidered. Emeril’s Coastal Italian…

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The Red Bar: Grayton Beach

Update 2/13/19: Saddened to share that our beloved and iconic historical landmark, The Red Bar and Piccolo Restaurant, at 6am has burned to the ground in what is being described as a structural fire. Owner, Oliver Petit, says they will rebuild.  Dining at the beach can be quite an adventure, and South Walton restaurants each…

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The Best Chimichurri Sauce & Grilled Pork Loin

My husband Phil is in an all male half-century old wine group called “Wino’s”,  where you are voted in when someone departs, and it was his turn to host this weekend. The host typically serves an assortment of fruits and cheeses, as well as a dish to snack on. Of course the task fell to me,…

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The Best Barbecue Shrimp

If my heart could take it, I would probably eat Barbecue Shrimp at least twice a week. But, I will admit that not a month goes by where this family staple is not on our dinner table. Cooking the shrimp with the heads on preserves the natural juices and enhances the flavor, but on occasion (usually by request),…

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The Best Chili Con Carne

Just like good gumbo, everyone has their favorite chili recipe. Texas beef with no beans, white chicken chili, even vegetarian, but I make my flavor packed version with black beans for added fiber, and to create texture. Since our kids were little and heading out to trick or treat with my husband pulling them along…

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Cowgirl Kitchen: Lassoing Your 30A Foodies Since 2005

If seeking meals with moxie, finding the right tools to entertain with ease, or wanting to throw picnics with panache, then head to Cowgirl Kitchen Café in Seagrove Beach, or Cowgirl Kitchen Restaurant & Bar and CK Feed & Supply in Rosemary Beach, voted 3 years in a row as “Best Overall Experience” at Rosemary…

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A Review: Edward’s Fine Food & Wine

By Hannah Neville If you are looking for a place to dine in Rosemary Beach after a day in the sun, then Edward’s Fine Food & Wine is your go to spot.  Nestled in a cozy building with a fabulous courtyard, Edward’s has a very energetic atmosphere featuring live music with indoor and outdoor seating….

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A Review: Grayton Seafood Company

By: Hannah Neville Grayton Seafood Company is located on 30A – just after the four-way intersection that leads to Grayton Beach heading east toward Seaside. Tucked quietly away in the shops of Uptown Grayton, Grayton Seafood Company has been around for nearly three years, according to Kenny Griner the owner, who coined the phrase “Grayt…

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2nd Annual Harvest Wine & Food Festival

  On Thursday, October 25th,  26th and 27th, The Annual Harvest Wine & Food Festival produced by Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation is happening! Visitors can sip and savor over 250 world-class wines paired with the best in regional Gulf Coast cuisine, all while enjoying the beautiful beach town of WaterColor. Tickets go on sale July 1st at 10 a.m. and are sure to sell…

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