The Gulf Okaloosa Island hosts James Beard Award Semi-Finalist, Derek Emerson, a Chef Series Dinner to benefit local non-profit, Feeding the Gulf Coast

Sold Out 6-18 The Gulf Okaloosa Island announces The Gulf Chef Series event featuring three-time James Beard Award semi-finalist for Best Chef in the South, Chef Derek Emerson. All proceeds generated from the tickets will benefit Feeding the Gulf Coast’s Backpack Program, which helps meet the needs of chronically hungry children by providing them with…

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Florida Spiny Lobster Season & Broiled Lobster Tail Recipe

First seen in Emerald Coast Magazine The Gulf Coast of Florida’s Panhandle is a favorite beach escape, routinely voted among the prettiest in the world.  And, while being known for its rolling dunes and sugar white sand, most may not know it’s also a great dive destination. For the underwater hunter, Northwest Florida is a…

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Peach Season & My Aunt Edith’s Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe

    If summertime has you dreaming of peaches, the sweet stone fruit so iconic to the South that it evokes memories of the fresh picked perfectly ripened bite- then you are not alone. Boasting under 50 calories and no fat, along with being rich in phytochemicals called phenols that act as antioxidants, as well…

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The Pizza Bar + Trattoria Serves Up Fresh Creative Pies At The Rapido Window

  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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The Gulf Okaloosa Island

Florida’s Gulf Coast is famous for it’s miles of sugar white sand beaches, glistening emerald green waters and its abundance of seafood that lands on the plates of locals and visitors passionate about eating the best and freshest. That is delicious news for those finding themselves in Okaloosa County as the Hangout Hospitality restaurant group…

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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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Chef Gio of Vue On 30A

Chef Spotlight: Giovanni (Gio) Filippone of Vue on 30a If you are seeking a sophisticated yet laid back atmosphere to nibble on tapas while sipping on a glass of wine, thirsting for a craft cocktail at the bar after a busy day, or wanting to dive into a four or five course chefs tasting, then…

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Clemenza’s at Uptown Station is one of Florida’s Hidden Gems

  Born from a love of cooking, deep Italian roots and a desire to delight its patrons, Clemenza’s at Uptown Station encompasses all that is Italian cuisine. Serving award winning wood fired pizzas, dishes with classical sauces, daily specials and entrees like Sicilian Breaded Rib Eye Steak, along with pastas topped with fresh local seafood, Clemenza’s at…

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