The Pizza Bar + Trattoria Serves Up Fresh Creative Pies

  As summer approaches, travelers are beckoned to one of America’s premier hideaways, well known for family fun, beautiful beaches and delicious cuisine: Seaside. Dave Rauschkolb, the forward thinking restaurateur and the owner of the now 30-year-old Bud & Alley’s Waterfront Restaurant, added a Rapido window (Italian meaning quick or rapid) to sister restaurant Pizza Bar…

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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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A Review: Cafe Thirty-A

By Hannah Neville Cafe Thirty-A first opened its doors in 1995 and has been consistently serving the best locally sourced regional cuisine ever since. Located in Seagrove Beach on 30A, Cafe Thirty-A offers an upscale atmosphere with delicious food to tourists and locals alike. My fiancée, Chase and I, pulled up to the restaurant and…

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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: Grits & Grind

By: Hannah Neville Grits and Grind is located in Seacrest Beach, specifically in the same location as La Cocina Mexican Bar & Grill, and it is open daily from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. Grits and Grind serves Southern style breakfast foods as well as libations that are perfect for any morning occasion, and they…

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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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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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