The Donut Hole Top 10 Donuts

Donuts—aka doughnuts, if you prefer—have been around in some form or fashion for so long that, it is said that archaeologists have found fossilized pieces of material closely resembling donuts in prehistoric Native American settlements. However long their deliciously fried history might reach, there are just some that rank above the rest, take for example…

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Gluten Free Guide to South Walton

Sticking to a gluten-free diet during your South Walton vacation is easy thanks to fresh Gulf seafood and a variety of other dishes that our local chefs serve up daily. Here are just a few recommendations for gluten-free breakfast, lunch and dinner below. Also, check my @30aeats Instagram for local tips and recipes.

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Seaside: Cool Off with these Summer Eats

Brutal summer temps are unavoidable in the South. But with Seaside’s breezy beach to stroll, a plethora of refreshing swimming pools, and amazing restaurants with sweet and savory delights, you will feel chill in no time. The languid heat of summer is not an ideal time for pot-stirring, or for toiling over a Bolognese sauce…

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Cumin Crusted Shrimp With Black Bean Mango Salsa

The Emerald Coast has many treasures and one of those was Kitchenique owned and operated by local South Walton resident, Vicki McCain. Celebrating more than 25 years in business, Kitchenique was the regions premier cooking school and gourmet retail specialty pantry, located at City Market, Destin.

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Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin

Growing up, my father was always in charge of cooking the herbed beef tenderloin for Christmas dinner. We looked forward to it every year, and now the tradition of cooking the herbed beef tenderloin lies with me.   This is a very simple recipe that my parents developed, but you have to be patient and not…

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My Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

  Cooler temperatures and the holidays bring family and friends to the beach. While activities together are always important, so is the need to eat good food, and together is the way we like to do it! Unfortunately, this year, it’s difficult with the pandemic. Whatever you choose to do, I wish you and your…

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Moroccan Meatballs

It’s fall y’all, and this recipe is perfect for tailgating, Sunday supper, or cozying up on the sofa and watching your favorite shows! Meatballs in a red sauce are a classic combo that pops up in cuisines all over the world, from Italian pork meatballs in marinara sauce to Spanish albóndigas in chunky romesco sauce. Although…

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2 Birds Cafe + Coffee

Tucked away inside Seascape’s new Town Centre is the ultimate coffee shop for bean and foodie aficionados, 2 Birds Coffee + Café. Locally owned and operated by South Louisiana natives turned DC Dwellers, Taylor and Jenifer Roberger were seeking a slower pace for their family when they made the move to the beach. Taylor said,…

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Seagrove Village MarketCafe

Seagrove Village MarketCafe has been serving up deep fried love on the corner of 395 and 30A in the Florida Panhandle since 1949. The location once boasted the first official business in Seagrove – an Exxon gas station. Originally owned by the founders of Seagrove Beach, the McGee’s, customers would drive their Plymouths and De…

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The Red Bar: Grayton Beach

Update 2/13/19: Saddened to share that our beloved and iconic historical landmark, The Red Bar and Piccolo Restaurant, at 6am has burned to the ground in what is being described as a structural fire. Owner, Oliver Petit, says they will rebuild.  Dining at the beach can be quite an adventure, and South Walton restaurants each…

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