By Susan Benton It’s my favorite time of year at the beach, October! That means cooler temps (still waiting), smaller crowds, and lots of festivities! Following their most successful auction to date, Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) has grand plans for the return of Harvest Wine & Food Festival to...
At Kwiker Liquor, we know that the key to having a great selection of fine wines is knowing a great selection of Vintners and Winemakers. And we take pride in cultivating these relationships to bring the very best to our customers in the Panhandle. This month we called on...
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...

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Nana’s Bread Pudding By Max Hornsby I came across this recipe when my wife’s mother was still alive. She would make it all of the time because everyone loved it. I had never had bread pudding before and was reluctant to dig into it. However, not wanting to hurt her feelings,...
Butternut Squash Soup with Butternut Squash Seed Oil Ingredients: 1 T 30A Olive Oil Butter Infused Olive Oil  1 sweet onion, chopped 1 head of garlic, peeled and chopped fine 4 c butternut squash, cubed 1 cinnamon stick Vegetable broth, or water 30A Olive Oil Himalayan Pink Sea Salt 1/2 c heavy cream (optional) 30A Olive Oil Butternut Squash Seed Oil, for drizzling toasted pumpkin seeds Creme fraiche,...
At Kwiker Liquor they know that the key to having a great selection of Fine Wines, is knowing a great selection of Vintners and Winemakers. And they take pride in cultivating these relationships to bring the very best to their customers on the Beach and beyond. This month we...
How can you go wrong with Bananas Foster French Toast? Breakfast has never been this fun. (And lunch too, for that matter!) Canopy Road Café’s new 30-A restaurant, located at 12805 US-98, promises to shake up the old breakfast routines of locals and tourists alike. This isn’t your grandmother’s bacon-and-eggs breakfast joint. From...
  There’s no better way to spend the Thanksgiving holiday than with friends and family along South Walton’s 26 miles of sugar-white sand and turquoise water. Plus, with plenty of to-go or dine-in options to choose from, it’s easy to skip the cooking (and cleaning the dishes), without missing out...
Eating U.S. seafood is good for your health, our economy and working waterfront communities Fish and shellfish are a great source of lean protein. They’re also rich in nutrients and omega-3 fatty acids that play a key role in heart, immune system and brain health. In fact, the latest Dietary...
Vin’tij began its humble beginnings in 1998 in a strip mall across from Silver Sands Premium Outlets. At that time, Highway 98 was underdeveloped and there were not many places to rent in order to establish a new restaurant concept. Todd and Chef John knew there would be tremendous...