Shrimp & Grits A-Ya-Ya

  Shrimp & Grits A Ya Ya Served at Great Southern Cafe in Seaside, Florida and Pensacola Fish House in Downtown Pensacola, this is chef Jim Shirley’s signature dish. Ingredients Grits 4 cups chicken stock 2 cups grits, such as Dixie Lily 1 cup heavy cream 4 ounces unsalted butter One 14- to 16-ounce can creamed corn 1 cup…

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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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A Review: Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar

Review by Hannah Neville Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar, located in Destin, is known for its unique food and wine selections. Cuvée has recently been renovated under the management of their new owners, Chris Ruyan and Tyler Jarvis. The restaurant has been revamped in terms of both food and style. The rooms are now more…

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A Review: Clemenza’s at Uptown Station

Review by Hannah Neville When seeking out the tastiest Italian restaurant options in the area, the most authentic can be found at Clemenza’s located in Uptown Station in Fort Walton Beach. This year’s recipient of the BEST Locally Owned Restaurant and the BEST Restaurant in Okaloosa County by Emerald Coast Magazine, Clemenza’s has won over…

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Chef Wesley True Joins The Gulf As Executive Culinary Director

Bravo TV Top Chef contestant, Wesley True, has brought his culinary talents to the Emerald Coast. True has joined the team as the Culinary Director for The Gulf Okaloosa Island and The Gulf Orange Beach  True is widely known from his appearance as a contestant on season 13 of Bravo Network’s Top Chef, hosted by Padma…

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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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Fat Clemenza’s Serves Classic Italian Cuisine in South Walton

It seems like yesterday, but Fat Clemenza’s opened over 10 years ago in South Walton’s Miramar Beach location to hungry locals and tourists searching for authentic classical Italian cuisine. The restaurant name was taken from The Godfather movie, in which the character Fat Clemenza was known to love food and cook most of the time. The…

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