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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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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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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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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Eggs On The Beach EggFest Competition Returns To Seascape

It’s a tough job but somebody’s got to do it, and I’m certainly thrilled to judge the 2016 EggFest competition! Bay Breeze Patio, an official retailer of the Big Green Egg, will host the third annual Eggs on the Beach EggFest Cooking Competition on Saturday, September 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Seascape…

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Savoring Paris One Bite At A Time

Story & Photos by Susan Benton Originally written for Vie Magazine   (Photo: Susan Benton Savoring Paris) For the culinary connoisseur, foodie, or anyone who loves to try new things, tasting exotic foods from other parts of the world is an adventure. For those, like me, who also love to travel, Paris is the ultimate…

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30A Drinks: Strawberry Letter 23 Cocktail & A Night Of Giving Back

Donner-Peltier Distillers has announced a series of “Evenings of Giving Back” to take place at six Emerald Coast bars/restaurants throughout the summer, where proceeds of the sales of the cocktail dubbed “Summer on 30A” will be donated to a charity selected by the host restaurant. The lucky seven Emerald Coast establishments that have signed-on to…

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Beach Eats: Grilled Royal Red Shrimp Kabobs & Gulf Shrimp Facts

Nutrition Contributor: Caroline Coker I was born in Mobile, Alabama, but also into Louisiana’s seductive food culture, as my biological father grew up in the restaurant business in New Orleans, and my aunts and uncles were (and a few still are) in the fishing and shrimping industry, working in Venice (not Italy), Grand Isle, and…

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Beach Eats: Mexican Caviar

Contributor Caroline Coker This is one of my favorite appetizers and I make it at home all the time. During one memorable chapter of my childhood, I spent the summer with my mom and younger brother, poolside at my aunt and uncle’s home in Texas, where mom made mounds of Mexican Caviar to snack on daily. It…

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