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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Cypress Cattle & Produce Company & Boiled Peanut Recipe

  Northwest Florida is well known for its sugar white sand beaches and emerald green waters that draw in millions of tourists each year, but what most are not aware of is that Walton County is also rich in agriculture. Heading north from 30A in South Walton to the city of Ponce De Leon, you…

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Emeril’s Coastal Italian Restaurant Opens in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin Town Center Spring 2017

When legendary chef Emeril Lagasse decides to open a new restaurant, it’s a momentous occasion and people sit up and take notice. The award-winning restauranteur, cookbook author and television star has announced the opening of his newest restaurant, Emeril’s Coastal Italian, which opens in Grand Boulevard late Spring 2017. Lagasse’s newest restaurant joins the collection…

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Sandestin Gumbo Festival: Food & Fun Feb 17-18

Get ready to “Pursue The Roux” as The Sandestin Gumbo Festival has become known as one of the largest and most popular food events along Florida’s Emerald Coast. Now in its 28th year, the event takes over The Village of Baytowne Wharf during Presidents Day weekend. Kick-off the weekend Friday, Feb. 17 with a delicious Seafood Boil…

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Emeril Lagasse Opens Restaurant At Grand Boulevard Spring 2017

Chef, Restaurateur, Television Personality and Author, Emeril Lagasse will be opening a restaurant at Grand Boulevard! Eric Linquest, president of Emeril’s Homebase, has confirmed that Emeril Lagasse’s restaurant group, based in New Orleans, has partnered with Grand Boulevard to open a restaurant in the Town Center. “We are looking forward to being a part of…

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Timber Creek Distillery & Bourbon Blending Kit Giveaway

I thought I knew most of what went on with the regions food + drink scene, but I missed out on the fact that we have Timber Creek Distillery located on a family farm just north of Destin in Crestview. Finding the presence of a high-quality craft distillery located in the backwoods of Northwest Florida was music…

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Willie’s Armadillo Eggs

I judged The Big Green Egg Fest last weekend aptly called Eggs On the Beach at Seascape Resort. One of the teams had a delicious popper that caught all of the  judges attention. It reminded me of how great this recipe is, and how much I love it. I don’t make it often for good…

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Bloody Mary Gazpacho

With a husband that graduated from Florida State and Alabama medical school, a son at Georgia Tech, and a daughter who just graduated from the University of Alabama, being the lone LSU fan & grad of the family gets tiresome, especially after what happened with the Auburn last Saturday and Coach Les Miles being let go…

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30A Drinks: Strawberry Letter 23 Cocktail & A Night Of Giving Back

Donner-Peltier Distillers has announced a series of “Evenings of Giving Back” to take place at six Emerald Coast bars/restaurants throughout the summer, where proceeds of the sales of the cocktail dubbed “Summer on 30A” will be donated to a charity selected by the host restaurant. The lucky seven Emerald Coast establishments that have signed-on to…

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