Seafood Gumbo

We consume quite a bit of gumbo in my family. There is nothing more comforting than a steaming bowl of seafood, or chicken & sausage gumbo. Every year, the day after Thanksgiving, we boil the turkey carcass for stock and make a rich and hearty turkey gumbo. But, when temps dip low like they dip…

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Sandestin Gumbo Festival Feb 15 & 16 #PursueTheRoux

The smell of roux, seafood, andouille, okra, and other aromas will be filling the air as the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort cooks up one of my favorite Gulf Coast winter food events – the 29th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival! Taking place on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16-17, gumbo fanatics from across the region will…

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A Foodies Weekend Guide to Harvest Wine & Food Festival

by Gabi Garrett As the sunset painted the sky shades of purple and orange hues, South Walton locals and visitors alike gathered on a postcard perfect Friday night for an event to remember. It was a balmy November evening on the deck overlooking the Gulf at WaterColor Inn, and the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation…

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The Event Of The Season: Hannah Martin’s Party!

I’m so excited for 30AEats.com and our sister website, GulfCoastRestaurants.com , to be sponsors for Hannah Martin’s Party AKA La Lumière: A Metropolitan Affair happening Saturday, February 10th, which also happens to be our sons birthday and our wedding anniversary! Definitely a reason to celebrate! La Lumière: A Metropolitan Affair is presented by Destin Plastic Surgery and…

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A Review: Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar

Review by Hannah Neville Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar, located in Destin, is known for its unique food and wine selections. Cuvée has recently been renovated under the management of their new owners, Chris Ruyan and Tyler Jarvis. The restaurant has been revamped in terms of both food and style. The rooms are now more…

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Beach Eats: Baked Shrimp with Cilantro & Lime

Contributor: Caroline Coker Since I love fresh shrimp, whether seasonal royal reds, brown, white, or on occasion rock, and I was passing by Maria’s seafood in Pensacola today, like a moth to a flame I was sucked in to purchase the crustaceans. With it being royal red season (the very deep water, salty shrimp caught miles out…

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Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes

The flu has been in our home since December 26th and we were finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel yesterday. Having mustered up enough energy to take down our Christmas decorations, we treated ourselves by picking up some nice fresh jumbo lump crab for crab cakes, and consumed them while binge…

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Christmas Morning Strata

For as long as my memory can recall, my family has eaten the same breakfast every Christmas morning- my mother’s savory egg strata, warm homemade cranberry bread, and my fathers sausage balls. The strata, essentially a savory bread pudding with eggs, sausage, and cheddar cheese, is made the day before, and easily baked on Christmas…

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Christmas Potatoes

This morning we were up bright and early preparing for Christmas. When my daughter asked me to throw out some ideas for new recipes, I led her to my closet of cookbooks and told her to take her pick. With good taste she chose a favorite old church cook book of mine containing a recipe…

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A Review: Clemenza’s at Uptown Station

Review by Hannah Neville When seeking out the tastiest Italian restaurant options in the area, the most authentic can be found at Clemenza’s located in Uptown Station in Fort Walton Beach. This year’s recipient of the BEST Locally Owned Restaurant and the BEST Restaurant in Okaloosa County by Emerald Coast Magazine, Clemenza’s has won over…

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts

My husband requested Brussel Sprouts for Thanksgiving dinner, and I knew right away my go to recipe. Easy to prepare, it includes bacon which is a no brainer! You can use olive oil instead of bacon fat for these sprouts. Simply make sure to coat each piece well so the sprouts don’t dry out. Use…

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The Thanksgiving Restaurant & Recipe Roundup 2017

  Cooler temperatures and the holidays bring family and friends to the beach. While activities together are always important, so is the need to eat good food, and together is the way we like to do it! I’m grateful that my parents are doing better after their accident last December, and that my son, daughter,…

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