Festival Of Trees at Grand Boulevard Kicks Off November 24th

  Grand Boulevard’s sixth annual “Festival of Trees” will showcase 12 uniquely decorated Christmas trees from area non-profit organizations, Nov. 24 – Dec. 25 in Grand Park. The public is invited to attend the kick-off on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., as the trees are lighted, judged on their decorations and winners…

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Beach Eats: Baked Pensacola Bay Hoppers 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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Beach Eats: Gulf Coast Watermelon & Tomato Gazpacho

Contributor: Caroline Coker Gazpacho is a soup made of raw vegetables and served cold, usually with a tomato base, originating in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. However, here on the Gulf Coast, especially in the Florida Panhandle, it is eaten in abundance and with many different variations. Watermelon contains 92 percent water, and is the…

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Beach Eats: Fajita Chicken Salad

Contributor: Caroline Coker This is an easy and delicious weeknight meal, or one to enjoy any time of day. For breakfast top this salad with a poached egg, cut the recipe in half, or double depending on the number of people you need to feed. My dry rub is the perfect marinade for the chicken. I…

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Beach Eats: The Best Basil Pesto & Grilled Garlic Chicken

Contributor: Caroline Coker I call this recipe “The Best Basil Pesto” because it is made from the fresh basil growing in pots on my back porch. I am a huge fan of pesto. It is so simple to make, and is healthy when consumed in moderation. It is versatile, you can always adjust the quantities to suit…

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Mississippi Seafood Cook-Off Benefit’s Extra Table

  This year’s Mississippi Seafood Cook-Off won’t just name the state’s top seafood chef, but also will help feed the hungry along the Gulf Coast and aid tornado victims in North Mississippi. Hattiesburg chef, author and restaurateur Robert St. John will emcee the event set to take place on May 30. Mississippi artist Wyatt Waters…

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