Chef Jim Shirley of Great Southern Cafe in Seaside

One of the most beloved restaurants in Seaside is Great Southern Café. Known for their fresh local seafood and produce, fun loving staff, and a happy hour that is perfect for people watching on the side deck, the chef and owner is Jim Shirley. As a member of the state board of directors of the…

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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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Crawfish Etouffee

I was contacted by author Paul Knipple who wanted to share with me a copy of the cookbook he wrote with his wife Angela called, The World In A Skillet: A Food Lover’s Tour Of The New American South. I jumped at the opportunity, as anything having to do with a cast iron skillet, as…

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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: Grayton Seafood Company

By: Hannah Neville Grayton Seafood Company is located on 30A – just after the four-way intersection that leads to Grayton Beach heading east toward Seaside. Tucked quietly away in the shops of Uptown Grayton, Grayton Seafood Company has been around for nearly three years, according to Kenny Griner the owner, who coined the phrase “Grayt…

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Salmon Rillettes with Vinho Verde Wine

European travel is on my mind right now. It has been too long since I have visited and I can just taste it. I’m excited to say that my husband and I started making travel plans last night, but we need to get through the summer months first! Portugal in particular is a place I…

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A Review: George’s at Alys Beach

Review by Hannah Neville George’s at Alys Beach is located in, as you guessed it, Alys Beach on Highway 30A, and it was established in 2008. The building that George’s resides in was formerly known as the restaurant Sandor’s, and it was relocated from Seagrove Beach to Alys Beach in April of 2008- (For those…

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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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