By Lori Leath Smith It was a recent Thursday in Destin. We walked through the doors of The Melting Pot and were escorted to our table—a quaint booth with rose petals and candles on the table. It was our “Thursdate” and a memory for the books! Our special Thursdate four-course menu...
By Susan Benton Chris Hastings and his wife Ide have such a passion for cooking, preserving food history, and sharing local ingredients on the plates at Hot and Hot Fish Club in Birmingham, Alabama, while celebrating all farmers and fisherman that bring them the best products. This 17 year collaboration...
By Susan Benton Cornbread is King in the South (as long as you don’t put sugar in it) and so is Lodge Cast Iron! Nestled alongside the Cumberland Plateau of the Appalachian Mountains in the town of South Pittsburg, Tennessee (population 3,300), it was here that Joseph Lodge and his...
As one year closes, another year is before us… and what a great year 2022 should be! Winter fishing continues with many of the private charter boats and the Treasure Island head-boats on Grand Lagoon. Be sure to check them out for some great winter fishing. Capt. Anderson Marina’s season opens...
Patron packages are available now at dcwaf.org/tickets The Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) is excited to once again welcome wine enthusiasts to Grand Boulevard for a fully in-person, live auction experience April 22-23. Patron packages to the 17th Annual Destin Charity Wine Auction presented by the Jumonville Family are on sale now at dcwaf.org/tickets, and...
By Susan Benton Donuts—aka doughnuts, if you prefer—have been around in some form or fashion for so long that it is said that archeologists 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...
By Lori Smith, Publisher Who would have thought our area’s only fully plant-based, hidden gem nestled off the road next to a quiet neighborhood in Santa Rosa Beach would be bursting at the seams with flavor (and a chill atmosphere with a calm vibe to get lost in)! Not your ordinary...
Fish Out of Water’s Christmas Eve Dinner The Fish Out of Water restaurant at WaterColor Inn is offering a Christmas Eve Dinner from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, December 24. In addition to live music, there will be a la carte dining, a children’s menu available, and Chef Features to include...
The Pearl Hotel, Rosemary Beach The Pearl Hotel’s concierge will begin taking Thanksgiving Dinner reservations for the general public on Monday throughout the month of November. Reservations can be made by calling (850) 588-2882. Thanksgiving Plated 3-Course Dinner Seating times from 11am to 8pm on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 25, 2021 $85/adult, Children...
By Susan Benton, 30aEats.com With a last name that spells pie, I’m certain that Chef Gillespie’s Framish Pie will be a big hit when served at your Thanksgiving! Framish Pie, a French Coconut and Amish Buttermilk hybrid created by Chef Kevin Gillespie, is a specialty at Gunshow in Atlanta (Photo by Angie...

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