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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A Review: George’s at Alys Beach

Review by Hannah Neville George’s at Alys Beach is located in, as you guessed it, Alys Beach on Highway 30A, and it was established in 2008. The building that George’s resides in was formerly known as the restaurant Sandor’s, and it was relocated from Seagrove Beach to Alys Beach in April of 2008- (For those…

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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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Chef Frank Stitt’s Pickled Shrimp

  The best time to buy shrimp is right off the docks. Fortunately, we have fresh seafood on the Gulf Coast and fishmongers to buy from. I like to stop in to Destin Ice in Destin to pick up Stone Crab Claws, Royal Reds to boil, and white shrimp for this recipe, Pickled Shrimp. For…

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A Reviw: La Cocina Mexican Grill & Bar

By: Hannah Neville La Cocina Mexican Grill & Bar located in Seacrest Beach is a favorite for both tourists and locals alike. Known for their house margaritas and guacamole, the menu features traditional Mexican food but with a local twist; chef’s specials and fresh seafood caught nearby. My fiancé, Chase, and I ordered some drinks…

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The Gulf Okaloosa Island

Nestled on the corner of Marler Avenue and Siebert Drive is Okaloosa Island’s restaurant for seafood lovers: The Gulf. This two-story waterfront space, which is environmentally friendly and constructed from recycled, reclaimed and salvaged shipping containers, is a venture from Hangout Hospitality restaurant group — the corporation behind The Gulf in Orange Beach, The Hangout…

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A Review: NEAT Bottle Shop in Alys Beach

A “NEAT” SPOT By Hannah Neville NEAT Bottle Shop has become known for their creative selection of drinks and appetizers. Inside the space there are three different rooms. One room features a retail shop where you can buy bottles of wine, high end spirits, beer, bar tools and gift items, while another room contains a…

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How To Boil Crawfish: The Complete Guide

  Crawfish. One of the food world’s blessings bestowed upon us. I’m thankful for whoever decided that it was a good idea to pull a creature from the mud, wash it off and eat it. Though called a crawfish or seafood boil, it is really more of a simmer and poach process. This allows the…

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Chicken Adobo

Sunday was my birthday, and now that I am an empty nester it was a pretty quiet one. Since my husband has to be at his medical practice in Pensacola on Tuesday, we decided to celebrate on Monday by having a day date. We went to Destin Commons to see Lincoln (which was incredible and…

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Seafood Gumbo

We consume quite a bit of gumbo in my family, so its only natural that I would judge the Sandestin Gumbo Festival now in its 29th year. It has become one of my favorite winter events in South Walton. There is nothing more comforting than a steaming bowl of seafood, or chicken & sausage gumbo….

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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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