Let’s cut straight to the chase – it’s worth the drive! Whether you're coming from the north, east or west, (it’s a little tricky to come from the south unless you have a boat or scuba gear) it is worth the trip to Mike’s Café and Oyster Bar on...
By Susan Benton Summer brings a bounty of wonderful tomatoes, and of those, ugly heirlooms are certainly a favorite. I grew up watching my Dad grow tomatoes, but now in his 80’s and living on top of a sand dune with my mother in South Walton, he has retired from...
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...
By Susan Benton Most restaurants peppered along the Gulf Coast claim to serve fresh local seafood, but when you utter the name Harbor Docks, the claim becomes fact. Owned and operated since 1979 by Charles Morgan, a former private boat captain turned successful restaurant entrepreneur, Harbor Docks Seafood emerged with...
Summer rolls are one of the most popular Vietnamese dishes you can find in the United States (other than pho), and for good reason. In the hotter seasons especially, there’s something irresistible about their cool freshness. Thai basil, mint, cilantro, pork, and shrimp make up this version. The shrimp...
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 8AM to 11AM. Grits and Grind serves Southern style breakfast foods as well as libations that are perfect for any morning...
By Susan Benton My mother, Charlotte, makes the best squash casserole, and no matter how I try, mine is never as delicious as hers. It is always a favorite, and a dish that is comfort food to me. Whether at a church social, a holiday gathering, a family dinner, or to...
By Susan Benton This has been an emotional time in America, and for South Walton too. With that, many people have taken to their kitchens, myself included. Not like I wasn’t already there, but I have been cooking a lot for my husband who is trying to limit his time...
By Dee Cruce Howdy folks. I’m just sitting here on the porch, soaking up this post-Memorial Day rain while thinking about the Queen’s Shrimp Scampi… It’s been too long since I called Nancy Britton up and ordered one of her fantastic, crowd-pleasing’, freshly made and never frozen, filled with LOVE...
Efforts to “flatten the curve” have us all spending a lot more time at home, and many people are turning to their kitchens to find comfort in cooking. No only is cooking a source of entertainment as well as sustenance, it can also be a coping mechanism for dealing...

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