5 Popular Spots to Watch Football in Destin

Football season is among us. Will you be tuning into the games each week? Chances are, you or someone you know will. So where are the best places to watch football in Destin, Florida ? We’ve got you covered. These are some of the most popular spots to catch a game and have a delicious meal doing it.  O’Quigley’s Seafood Steamer is located near Destin Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Best Lunch Spots on the Beach

The Emerald Coast has seemingly endless options when it comes to dining out. Fresh seafood, award-winning restaurants, and delicious coastal cuisine can be found around almost every corner. When you’re playing at the beach all day, you can work up an appetite. We put together some of our favorite places to get lunch on a beach day. Pompano Joe’s Seafood House Continue reading

Published on Thursday, July 4, 2019

Seeing Double on the Emerald Coast

The Emerald Coast continues to appease our appetites with incredible restaurants to choose from any time of the day. In recent years, the options seem to have doubled with new places springing up all over Destin, Florida . We were so happy to welcome new additions like Maple Street Bakery and Clean Juice over the past year. We’re even happier to find Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Super Bowl Weekend in Destin

The big weekend is here! After months of barbecues, beer, nachos, and football parties, Super Bowl weekend is finally among us. Rams vs. Patriots will be the big game this Sunday with people tuning in from all over to see who will win. Even if your favorite team won’t be playing, it’s likely you’ll still be watching. Here are some of our favorite places... Continue reading

Published on Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Best Coffee Spots in Town to Warm Up This Winter

Who are we kidding? It doesn’t get that cold here in Destin, Florida . We would love for it to stay in the seventies all year but we do get a little bit of winter temperatures here. When the air turns brisk and you have a long day ahead of you, where do you go to warm up and get your energy for the day? The Emerald Coast is lucky to have a wide variety Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, October 30, 2018

5 Reasons You Will Love Maple Street Biscuit Company

One of the best things we like to see in Destin, Florida is another delicious restaurant opening! If you’ve been by the Market Shops on Highway 98, you might have noticed some new places opening and Maple Street Biscuit Company is setting up as we speak! While this may be new to our town, the community store has 29 restaurants in the country including Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, September 26, 2018

What’s New Around Town

No matter how often you visit Destin, Florida , there is always something new to experience. This charming beach town has come a long way in recent years and continues to evolve in the best way. We are most excited about the work being done to expand Highway 98 to six lanes but today, we’ll give you an update on places to check out on your next trip Continue reading

Published on Thursday, May 3, 2018

Black Bear Bread Company - Your New Daily Stop

The people of Destin Fun are not professional food bloggers. Or even coffee connoisseurs. We write about things happening locally around Destin, Florida and great places to go. But we know a good thing when we see it and Black Bear Bread Company has definitely become a hot spot. So we’re going to tell you why this little shop is going to be your new Continue reading

Published on Thursday, November 30, 2017

Celebrate Destin Whole Foods Market Turning One in April

It’s been a year since Whole Foods Market opened in Destin, Florida and can we imagine our lives without it? This was the first to open in the Florida panhandle and boasts everything from fresh, organic produce and high quality meats to an extensive wine selection and over 40 varieties of heavenly baked goods. To celebrate its one year anniversary, Continue reading

Published on Thursday, April 6, 2017

Deep South Market is Not Your Average Market

Gulf Place welcomed Deep South Market this fall and it’s been a nice addition to the town center. Owners Jeff and Vickie Miller also own the Perfect Pig and were eager to open a place with interesting products that you can’t find everywhere. That’s what we love about Deep South Market – you can find great items for gifts or unique treats if you’re hosting... Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Tapping into the Gulf Coast Brewery Scene

Breweries are popping up all over the U.S. and there is no shortage along the Gulf Coast. This is to no surprise. After all, what goes together better than beer and the beach! Join us on a Tap Room tour of local breweries throughout the Gulf Coast.  First stop is the beach towns of South Walton and 30A! This unique laid-back beach community is Continue reading

Published on Saturday, December 10, 2016

Local Market is a Hidden Gem!

Local Market isn’t a new restaurant but could sometimes get overlooked as it’s not right on Highway 98. The market is open 7 days a week for breakfast and lunch on Holiday Isle next to La Paz. They have indoor and outdoor seating and in true market style, the walls are lined with all kinds of goodies to take home like wine, preserves, chocolate, and Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, November 15, 2016

It’s Wine Time at the Gulf Coast

The Gulf Coast of Florida is known for 3 things, an emerald green ocean, powder white sand and friendly locals who love their wine. If you’re new to the area or a vacationer who’d like to live like a local this is for you. Here are a few of our favorite spots that serve delicious wines with a healthy pour!  First and foremost Chans Wine World! Continue reading

Published on Monday, October 31, 2016

Seaside Hosts Annual Wine Festival

Fall festivals are among the most anticipated events for Destin, Florida residents and attract many to our beach communities. This November, the Seeing Red Wine Festival will take place in Seaside for its 26th year. Recognized by Fodor’s Travel as one of the “Top 10 Can’t Miss Fall Wine Festivals”, the four day event never disappoints.  The festival Continue reading

Published on Friday, October 21, 2016

First Watch is Open in Destin

A new little café is open in Destin and we were pleasantly surprised when we checked it out. First Watch snuck into Paradise Key Shopping Center recently and it’s not your average breakfast spot. Inside is spacious with rustic décor and plenty of seating options. They provide breakfast and lunch featuring produce from local growers. They open Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, September 27, 2016

What’s New at Destin Brewery

Destin Brewery opened last year and has grown quite a bit since then. Originally producing only limited batches for the local market, they are now brewing about 8-12 barrels a week and can be found in nearly 50 restaurants and bars along the Emerald Coast. This summer they opened their own tasting room at their Destin location and continues to be a Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Destin Love Shack Opens on the Harbor

We have a variety of restaurants in Destin covering just about every type of food so we were happy to see a new Peruvian restaurant open. Destin Love Shack recently opened on Harbor Boulevard and offers Peruvian and Brazilian fusion. The cozy Gastropub is a great addition to the Harbor with an eclectic menu and even a Brazilian Juice Bar. They are open Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, June 29, 2016

New Yogurt Shop Opening in Destin Commons

Cincinnati-based yogurt shop Yagoot is scheduled to have its grand opening on June 30th. The official ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 4pm with free samples for visitors. This is the first to open in Florida and will be setting up right next to Chipotle in the Commons shopping mall. In recent years, Destin has got its share of yogurt shops but Continue reading

Published on Saturday, June 18, 2016

30A Songwriter Radio and Coffee

There are many options around Destin and South Walton for a caffeine fix but sometimes you want more than just a cup of coffee. You may have noticed the “Music & Coffee” shop next to the South Walton Publix grocery store. Curiosity got to us and we had to get the scoop. It turns out the little coffee shop is actually the 30A Songwriter Radio headquarters Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Panini Pete’s Opens in Destin

Panini Pete’s Café & Bakeshoppe is set to open this week in Destin and we are excited for something new in town. Known for their delicious beignets, made from scratch soups, and a variety of fresh paninis, the new restaurant is sure to gain fast popularity on the Emerald Coast. With locations in Fairhope and Mobile, Alabama, Pete decided to expand Continue reading

Published on Monday, March 28, 2016

NEAT Bottle Shop Opens on 30A

The new Bottle Shop and Tasting Room, NEAT, is now open in Alys Beach and offers much to the 30A area. High quality bar tools, mixers, and glassware are available for purchase with a knowledgeable staff to help with decisions. Guests can enjoy handcrafted drinks in the Tasting Room to discover new creations or attend one of the regular events held. Continue reading

Published on Thursday, January 21, 2016

Destin Desserts

Destin Desserts is a local competition presented by Girl Scouts of the Florida Panhandle that will be celebrating its 5th year this month. On January 22nd at the Palms of Destin Resort, local chefs will create unique desserts to compete for Destin Desserts Champion. Doors will open at 6am with the event starting at 7pm. A silent auction will provide... Continue reading

Published on Monday, January 11, 2016

The Craft Bar Now Open in Grand Boulevard

Last year, we welcomed The Craft Bar next to Wine World by Destin Commons. This Florida Gastropub was the first of its kind on the Emerald Coast. With an impressive beer selection and top quality, chef-inspired tavern fare, The Craft Bar has consistently been a popular spot since opening day. Their cocktail menu is regularly updated with hand crafted Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Champagne Walkabout

Chan’s Wine World in Destin, Florida will be hosting the 26th Annual Champagne Walkabout on December 13th.  From 2pm-4pm, guests can enjoy a fine selection of champagnes and sparkling wines from around the world as well as complementary meats and cheeses. Holiday gift items will also be available for purchase.   Wine World is Northwest Florida Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Thanksgiving Night Out

Thanksgiving is tomorrow so it’s officially crunch time! Hopefully, you have all your family and dinner plans set and now you’re just waiting for the big day. Or maybe your big plans are to just go out and let someone else do the cooking. If that’s the case, we have options for you. Plenty of restaurants will be open around the Destin and 30A areas Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Take a Cruise on the SOLARIS Yacht this Holiday Season

SOLARIS Yacht of SunQuest Cruises in Destin, Florida offers year-round cruises for a memorable experience. Rated one of the top things to do in Destin , the 125 foot, three deck SOLARIS provides award-winning cuisine while guests cruise into the sunset and dance under the stars. Cruises are available throughout the holiday season for private events, Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Blues, Brews & BBQ Takes Over HarborWalk Village

The 8th annual Blues, Brews, & BBQ event will take place November 7th at HarborWalk Village in Destin . From 11am to 4pm, attendees can enjoy barbecue samplings as well as live music throughout the day. Top regional restaurants and chefs will compete to win Best Traditional BBQ, Most Creative, Best Seafood, Best Booth, and People’s Choice. Each winner Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Annual Seaside Wine Festival Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Along with breathtaking views, Destin, Florida and the Emerald Coast are popular for fun festivals with each coming season. This fall will not disappoint with the highly anticipated Seeing Red Wine Festival. Fodor’s Travel named the annual event in the “Top 10 Can’t-Miss Fall Wine Festivals” and it looks like many agree since festival tickets sell Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Annual Seafood Festival Comes to HarborWalk

The 37th Destin Seafood Festival will take place October 2nd through 4th at the Destin Harbor. The anticipated yearly event brings a weekend full of great food, drinks, and live music. The Harbor Boardwalk has three stages with a full lineup of live performances by bands including Déjà Vu, Continuum, Chris Alvarado, and more.   Local area Continue reading

Published on Thursday, October 1, 2015

Rollin Smoke BBQ Opens in Destin Commons

We are always happy to get new great restaurants in the Destin Commons and a barbecue place was just what we needed. Aaron and Ruthann Vipperman recently moved their food truck business "Rollin Smoke BBQ"  into a new location in the Commons. The popular restaurant features fresh barbecue pork, chicken, beef and sausage each day of the Continue reading

Published on Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Inaugural Bloody Mary Festival

The Emerald Coast attracts tons of visitors with its beauty and year round events like the South Walton Wine Festival and Sandestin Beer Festival. Destin now has a new festival to add to the list! The Market Shops in Miramar Beach are hosting the first ever Bloody Mary Festival on September 19th.  From 12-3pm, area restaurants will compete for Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Growler Garage is Open and Bustling

The Emerald Coast is getting quite the selection of locations for craft beer in recent months. Destin embraced World of Beer and The Craft Bar and it doesn’t seem like the trend is slowing down. Growler Garage 30A opened at the beginning of summer and has been steadily busy ever since. Combining a love of bikes and custom paint jobs with the art of Continue reading

Published on Thursday, August 6, 2015

O’Quigley’s Harbor Location Opens

Johnny O’Quigley’s has been a longtime favorite restaurant in the area to watch sports, have great drinks, and play pool. A new location has opened in Destin, Florida on the Harbor next to Galati Yachts. The three story building is now home to Johnny O’Quigley’s Ale House with Captain Moody’s Oyster Bar on the first floor and  Tailfins entertainment Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Celebrate Independence Day at Smoke on the Coast

Destin, Florida has a number of regular fireworks shows around town. But Smoke on the Coast might be the tastiest event with fireworks. The 5th annual BBQ and fireworks festival will fill the streets of Destin Commons on Friday, July 3rd. The big event will begin at 2pm and offer samples from over 20 local restaurants. The best BBQ will be voted on Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Destin Brewery Arrives at Local Restaurants

Destin’s own brewery has been the talk of the town in local weeks. Kelly Taylor, owner of the brewery, has been eager to get his beer in the hands of more locals and now he has. World of Beer and Craft Bar had the first features of Destin Brewery’s Destin Ale. Last week, they even moved into the 30A area with Growler Garage 30A adding the blonde beer Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

More Restaurants Coming to Destin Commons

The Destin Commons is a major attraction for those visiting the area on their Destin vacation . The area will welcome two new restaurants to the shopping center in June. Which Wich and Smashburger join the now 14 other restaurants.   Smashburger opened their first restaurant in 2007 and since then have grown to 300 locations in 32 states. Their famous Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Lulu’s Destin Restaurant Opening Soon

Lucy Buffett, famed sister of singer Jimmy Buffett, is set to open her Destin Florida restaurant early this summer. The new location is currently under construction next to Legendary Marine at the foot of the Mid-Bay Bridge.   Lucy Buffett and her family enjoy many Destin vacations making the Emerald Coast an easy decision for Lulu’s second location Continue reading

Published on Thursday, April 16, 2015

We Love KaraBoo Bakery!

All across the Emerald Coast, there is no shortage of amazing eateries. New restaurants and bakeries pop up all the time from Destin to 30A . One of our favorites is KaraBoo Bakery, a full-service cake and pastry shop owned and operated by Kara Enache. Whether you need a quick breakfast with specialty coffee or want to indulge in the most divine macaroons Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Yay Beignets

Yay Beignets opened in Destin Florida at the beginning of the year and we welcomed the addition with open arms. Located next to the waterpark area in the Commons across from the movie theatre, the beignet stand has been busy since it opened. Along with the famous New Orleans style treats, the family-run business boasts Snowballs and Cajun Meatpies as Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Red Bar Owner to Open Destin Diner

The Destin Diner has been sitting vacant near Airport Road in Destin, Florida for the past six years. We were happy to find out that the memorable retro-style restaurant was purchased by Oliver Petit, owner of the popular restaurant Red Bar. The Petit family is well loved around the country for bringing us the Grayton Beach hot spot as well as Louis Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

World of Beer Opens in Destin Commons

World of Beer has opened its 70th location in Destin, Florida . The popular restaurant rotates taps daily so guests can discover something new each visit. Over 500 different beers are made available from more than 40 countries. The menu features a large selection of comfort food to complement their craft brews. On the first Friday of each month, the Continue reading

Published on Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival Spices up the Winter Season

One of the biggest winter highlights for Destin, Florida is the Gumbo Festival which will take place over Presidents Day weekend. On Friday, Feb. 13th, Marina Bar & Grill will begin the events with a seafood boil at 2pm. Fat Tuesday in the Village of Baytowne Wharf will have a Baytowne seafood boil beginning at 4pm.   The main event will begin Saturday Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Valentine’s Day in South Walton

Last week, we gave our favorite places to dine in Destin Florida for Valentine’s Day suggestions. If you are looking to stay on the outskirts of town where it might be a little quieter, we put together another list. These are our top restaurants in the 30A area: Louis Louis is located in Santa Rosa Beach and never disappoints. Brought to us by the same Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Where to go in Destin on Valentine’s Day

Just when you thought you were done spending money on your other half for the holidays, Valentine’s Day crept up. Your New Year’s resolution was probably to stop procrastinating so we are here to help you get ahead of the pack.  One month before V-day is plenty of time to plan the perfect evening.   Destin Florida has seemingly endless options Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Capriccio Cafe

Tucked away in the heart of Destin Florida , some might overlook the Italian café near Holiday Isle. Capriccio Café opened last year and is one of our favorite morning stops. With gourmet coffee and specialty ingredients imported from Italy, it ranks much higher than the usual coffee chains around town. Service is excellent and there is comfortable Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, December 23, 2014

El Jalisco is Open!

The corner spot in the Destin Commons has seen many restaurants come and go so we have tried not to get too attached. Bluepoint, Poppy’s Time-Out, and Groovy Grouper are just a few of the ones that have stayed a while next to Bass Pro Shop.  The newest is El Jalisco and we really hope this is permanent. While there are quite a few Mexican restaurants in Destin Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Big Red Food Truck

Did you know Destin has food trucks? Seaside area and  Seagrove Beach are known to have gourmet food trucks and vintage Airstreams providing everything from shaved ice to grilled cheese sandwiches to organic smoothies. We have a few in our own area as well. You have probably noticed The Big Red Truck around town by now. We recently stopped by the Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Time of the Oyster

You know the rule: Only eat oysters in months that end in ‘R’. Of course, you can eat them any time you want but the best and safest time is in R months. Don’t be afraid of cheap oysters during this time either. Some are easier to harvest and become less expensive for restaurants to provide.      So where is the best place to eat oysters Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

ANOTHER Another Broken Egg Opening

Another Broken Egg Café is one of the top choices of Destin restaurants for breakfast. It’s rare to get there and not have to wait in line for a table but they always make it well worth it. You can enjoy Signature Eggs Benedict with crab cakes and country potatoes or shrimp & andouille sausage with creamy cheese grits and french bread. Finish up Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Top 10 Places to Watch Football

Where are you watching the games each week? The fall season is full of football parties, wings, beer, and cheering. While we love having all our friends over to see the wins of our favorite team, sometimes you just don’t want to deal with preparation and clean-up. There is quite the selection of sports bars and Destin restaurants but which ones are Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Beer Fest Time!

Among the most highly anticipated Destin events is the Beer Festival which will be held on Saturday, September 27th from 2-5pm. The annual event is hosted by Chan’s Wine World located in Paradise Key Shopping Center. A vast variety of high-end craft and microbrews will be featured at the festival.  There will also be culinary stations set up, a Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Destin’s Own Craft Bar

We love to see new restaurants in Destin, Florida . The Craft Bar opened early this summer next to Wine World by Destin Commons. Called a Florida Gastropub, it specializes in handcrafted beer, wine, and food with fresh local ingredients. The first of its kind on the Emerald Coast, the restaurant has been a popular spot with regular business. Indoor and Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wake Up Call

The “snooze” button is NOT your friend. You slept in again and as you rush to work, the long line of cars in the Starbucks drive-thru is taunting you. As your Gulf Coast guide , we have good news! There are actually places in the   Destin area that can give you a caffeine fix just as good and in most cases, half the cost. KaraBoo Bakery in Miramar Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New Surf Hut in Town

If there is one thing we can’t get enough of, it’s beach restaurants. Surf Hut is the newest addition to Old 98. Joining the ever popular tourist and local hot spots Crab Trap, Pompano Joe’s, and the Back Porch, is a new beachy restaurant right on the Gulf . The local reviews are in and overall it looks like it’s going to be a regular pit stop. Open Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bric a Brac

We know there is no shortage of amazing food in these parts. From seafood to Cajun to authentic Mexican, the Emerald Coast offers a little bit of everything. One of the area’s most popular hot spots for a long time now is the Red Bar in Grayton Beach. With their mouth-watering Panne Chicken and garlic mashed potatoes to die for, it’s no wonder people... Continue reading

Published on Thursday, July 3, 2014

Donut Day!

Tomorrow is National Donut Day. Are you preparing yourself for a day dedicated to America’s favorite treat? Since this sweet occasion only comes once a year, we have to be in the know as to where to go tomorrow.  Destin has quite a few options to explore. The Donut Hole is a very popular restaurant, as you can usually see by the line out the door Continue reading

Published on Thursday, June 5, 2014

Destin Charity Wine Auction Exceeds Expectations Once Again!

Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) is an organization that connects wine enthusiasts to raise money to benefit children in need in Northwest Florida . Through hosting world class wine and culinary events since 2005, DCWAF has donated more than $6 Million to Northwest Florida charities. A powerful afternoon and impressive increase was seen Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Season of Festivals Begins

The Sandestin Wine Festival kicked off last night and will continue throughout the weekend. The festival has been named the “Best Annual Event” by Destin Magazine and receives accolades from nationwide media. Hundreds will flock to the Village of Baytowne Wharf to enjoy wine tastings along with great food and music. Over 500 domestic and international Continue reading

Published on Friday, April 11, 2014

Destin Harbor Opens New Restaurants

The Florida Panhandle has many appealing features, one of them being the seemingly endless dining options. The Destin harbor has two restaurant grand openings already this year.   The Destin location for Margaritaville officially opened this month in HarborWalk Village. From Volcano Nachos to specialty margaritas, guests can enjoy the coastal-inspired Continue reading

Published on Friday, February 28, 2014

It's Happy Hour Somewhere!

With shorter days and colder evenings, we don’t get to spend as much time as we would prefer on the beach. Thankfully, Destin has some great restaurants for us to pass away the time until it gets warm again. Harry T’s Lighthouse restaurant is a local and tourist favorite with waterfront views and delicious seafood. On Monday nights you can watch football Continue reading

Published on Thursday, December 26, 2013

Emerald Coast Seafood Festival: Panama City Beach

Fresh seafood is a delicacy that's dished up daily on the Emerald Coast. Local fishermen bait their hooks and lure your favorite seafood dish to nearby restaurants. Throughout the year seafood festivals are celebrated from Pensacola to Panama City, honoring all who have a part in serving the tastiest seafood in town. Our next stop in the Emerald... Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Emerald Coast Seafood Festival: Destin

Serving fresh seafood is a daily privilege on the Emerald Coast. The Gulf of Mexico provides an ocean full of delicacies just waiting to be served at your favorite beach town eatery. That's why festivals honoring local seafood restaurants and chefs are hosted from Pensacola to Panama City Beach. Our next stop in the Emerald Coast Seafood Festival... Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, September 25, 2013

An Evening at Mimmo's

As I walked past the Little Caesar's store front from my parking spot I had no idea what I would find behind door number two! I was not reluctant at all to try the new Italian Restaurant in Destin.  Mimmo's had only been open for a few weeks and already I was bombarded with positive comments from my friends and peers on their experience. Continue reading

Published on Friday, September 6, 2013

Emerald Coast Seafood Festival: Pensacola

The Emerald Coast takes pride in serving the freshest seafood right out of their back yard, the Gulf of Mexico. That's why Seafood Festivals are an Emerald Coast tradition and are anxiously anticipated by locals and guests! This is a celebration of sea delicacies taking place every year from Pensacola to Panama City. Our first stop for delicious Continue reading

Published on Friday, August 30, 2013

A Week of Wine in Sandestin

Sandestin is known for award winning golf courses, beautiful white-sand beaches, and exciting spring events! Voted "The Best in Destin", the Sandestin Wine Festival has been the event of the year! For the 27th year in a row Sandestin Wine Festival will draw thousands to Baytowne Wharf on April 18th - 21st, for a 4 day wine celebration. So,... Continue reading

Published on Thursday, March 7, 2013

Stewby's Seafood Shanty Is In A Class Of Their Own

If you’re a local you’ve heard this question time and time again, “where can I get good, fresh seafood?” If you are a vacationer chances are you’ve asked that question time and time again, never receiving a satisfying answer. Truth of the matter is us locals don’t know what to tell you….until now! If you want Continue reading

Published on Saturday, December 15, 2012

Sail Away this Holiday Season in Destin Florida

Destin is home to the most beautiful emerald-green waters you’ll ever take a dip in. That’s why it’s not unordinary for all to want to spend every moment on the water. SunQuest Cruise invites you aboard the Solaris this holiday season for an afternoon or evening of waterfront entertainment! Your  SunQuest Cruise experience Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, October 31, 2012

An Afternoon at PJ's

Looking for a restaurant that is more than just dinner? I have the place for you! It’s Pompano Joe’s Seafood House right on the beach. This is a restaurant you could spend all day at. Located in Miramar Beach, situated right on the sand making Pompano Joe’s the perfect afternoon beach spot. There is no better way to spend a Sunday Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Happiness Begins at 4:00 PM

Destin is made up to two types of people. The vacationer who is looking for a little R & R as well as entertainment from the moment they arrive to the day they head home. Then there is the local, who is trying to find a way to live as close to a vacationer as possible. Thus the reason “Happy Hour” is such an important phrase in our town. Honoring... Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Destin’s Latest Bite for Breakfast

There’s a new breakfast spot in Destin right next to Mellow Mushroom and across from Another Broken Egg. As tempting as it was to turn right into a familiar restaurant that I’m assured of getting delicious food and great service I decided to live on the edge. Left I turned into a big yellow shopping plaza announcing in bold yellow letters The Pancakery Continue reading

Published on Sunday, January 8, 2012

Big City Taste in Fort Walton Beach

Tucked away on Brookes Street sits Big City American Bistro. Hidden but never secluded, the word is out! This place is where you want to eat! It’s a casual, open atmosphere with prices that don’t hurt the pocket book and flavor that belongs in a five star restaurant.   I arrived at Big City American Bistro for a late lunch and from the time Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, November 15, 2011

It's Happy Time in Destin

Destin has a new favorite Happy Hour and you can find me there any given night between 4:30 and 9:00pm, Cuvee Bistro. It’s a Trendy restaurant with a fun, locals’ atmosphere. Owned and operated by Destin’s most cherished chef Tim Creehan, so it doesn’t hurt that the food is amazing too. Cuvee Bistro is quickly becoming the &#... Continue reading

Published on Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Pensacola Seafood Festival is scheduled for September 23rd through 25th, 2011

The Pensacola Seafood Festival returns to Historic Seville Square in Downtown Pensacola for the 34th year in a row. The event is presented each year by the Fiesta of Five Flags, an organization of over 450 members that volunteer for yearly events to promote tourism, heritage, and pride in Pensacola. There will be over 180 food and craft vendors making Continue reading

Published on Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sunday Brunch on 30A

 Last Sunday I found myself driving down 30A with friends looking for a breakfast spot. We are all locals and looking for a change from the standard breakfast places we always seem to end up at. We stumbled across Stinky’s Fish Camp and decided to give it a try.     I had never been there and must admit the name had me a bit Continue reading

Published on Friday, April 15, 2011

790 North is Local’s Favorite Snowbird Lunch Spot

Last week my husband and I were looking for somewhere different to go for lunch, we were tired of our usual spots. I suggested 790 North which rests on the first floor of The Inn at Crystal Beach on Scenic Hwy 98. He said “Isn’t that kind of expensive, it’s right on the Gulf and I think they are pretty pricey. This is just lunch.” I said that we should... Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, February 15, 2011

World Dining Experience in Destin

Chan's Wine World brings back their World Dining Series for the season. This is why locals long for the fall and winter months of Destin. The perfect weather and always a perfect dining experience at Chan's Wine World. What makes Chan's World Dining Series so unique? Join me for dinner and see. It's Tuesday afternoon, head counts are taken and reservations... Continue reading

Published on Monday, November 15, 2010

Blues, Brews & BBQ

It's round three of HarborWalk Village's Brews, Blues & BBQ celebration! On November 13th from Noon to 4:00 PM, the Destin Harbor will be alive with the sounds of live music, the smell of delicious southern-style BBQ and the aroma of over 25 speciality American beers! As part of the event, local Destin restaurants will compete in a spirited BBQ cook Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Grand Favorite for Seafood & Cocktails

Being a local, and having a business on the Beach, you try them all but stick with the best restaurants and bars. One of our favorites is The Grand Marlin . You can enjoy the main dining area with an oyster bar, or a personal favorite, the North Drop Bar. For company it's family-friendly and consistently serves high quality cuisine, including fresh Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Score Your Next Meal at Sidelines

Sidelines Sports Bar is a casual restaurant located on Pensacola Beach. Your typical sports bar with an abundance of televisions around the restaurant blaring your favorite game. Convenient speakers on each table allowing you to choose which game you’d like to watch. Not a place for conversation, but awesome for those days you want to sit back with Continue reading

Published on Monday, August 16, 2010

Beer at the Pier "German Style"

If you like beer and a fun, social atmosphere you have to try the Hofbrau Beer Garden at Pier Park in Panama City Beach. It’s like stepping into an authentic Munich beer hall, with live German music and merriment. Everyday’s a party at the Hofbrau Beer Garden. Along with tasty Bavarian Brews you’ll enjoy the best German Food around such as: “Vienna Style Continue reading

Published on Sunday, August 15, 2010

Get Your Sea Legs at Old Bay Steamer

If you are looking for amazing seafood you have to stop by Old Bay Steamer on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach. This no-frills restaurant attracts locals and tourist alike. In fact, I’ve never been there when there was not a crowd. With plenty of seating and an efficient staff the wait is never long and the experience always enjoyable. The name says Continue reading

Published on Sunday, August 15, 2010

A Curious Little Restaurant in Alys Beach

George's is a trendy, frog-themed restaurant set on 30-A in Alys Beach. Casual dining inside this quaint cottage-style restaurant or outside on the patio where there is a cool ocean breeze. Judging by the crowd on and off season, George’s is the place to eat in South Walton. The lunch menu is broken up into two categories so you can be good and order Continue reading

Published on Saturday, August 14, 2010

A World of Wine & So Much More

Chan’s Wine World is a unique liquor store/cheese shop/restaurant located in Destin on Commons Drive. Chan’s is a local favorite serving up delicious meals for lunch and dinner such as: Mediterranean Smoked Tuna Salad, Gourmet Cheese Trays, Grouper Picatta, and Three Cheese Eggplant Lasagna. With lunches and dinners averaging $8 to $15 a plate and specials... Continue reading

Published on Saturday, August 14, 2010

Italian Done Cozy by the Harbor

La Famiglia is great, great, great for three reasons. One -- it’s authentic. The menu opens with a warm welcome from the Rella family in almost perfect English and it’s as adorable as the décor. The family is totally Italian and so is the food. I love how the whole family works together to make the restaurant work. Two - they have the best Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, August 11, 2010

PCB Seafood, Wine & Music Festival

The idea is simple - a celebration of the wonderful array of local area seafood prepared by local chefs merged with local and nationally acclaimed wines, entertainment and vendors with a special focus on families. The Panama City Beach Seafood, Wine & Music Festival is designed to reflect a true taste of the coast, a true toast to the coast and some Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Second Annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner

Local celebrities can be found “Somewhere in Time” at the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce and Coastal Area Council’s Second Annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner, August 14, 2008, at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa. “Celebrities” throughout Greater Walton Area and the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast will serve up delectable fare while dressed in attire Continue reading

Published on Monday, July 7, 2008

Traditional Southern Fare is Tops at Cock of the Walk

Any restaurant wishing to channel a theme could be inspired by the vehemence of Cock of the Walk. Echoing its idiomatic name, Cock of the Walk flaunts its Mississippi Riverboat persona with a wide theatrical range. Located off East Nine Mile Road near University Parkway, the restaurant opened in 1999 on a private wooded lot. Since then, progress has Continue reading

Published on Friday, July 4, 2008

Destin Hot Spot: Fat Clemenza's

If you haven't had the chance to visit Destin's new favorite Italian "hole-in-the-wall" restaurant, Fat Clemenza's, stop everything you're doing and go right now! The first time I ate was by recommendation of my parents, who said the food was as good or better than our favorite little spot back in Miami. Although I didn't believe them at first, my wife Continue reading

Published on Monday, April 21, 2008

Domino's Pizza opens new Pensacola Beach restaurant

Domino's Pizza franchisee, Scott Magnes, owner of the Gulf Breeze Domino's store recently opened a new Domino's Pizza store on Pensacola Beach. The store, located at 5 Via de Luna, opened on December 31and serves the entire Pensacola Beach area and is a completely different concept than a typical Domino's Pizza store. "We are excited about the opportunity Continue reading

Published on Thursday, January 24, 2008

Destin New Orleans Style

If you live in Destin, New Orleans is moving closer — or at least its cuisine is. The well-known New Orleans institutions Pat O’Brien’s, Camellia Grill and Commander’s Palace have all announced that they’ll be opening new locations in Legendary’s HarborWalk Village on Destin harbor. Clark and Blake Brennan, whose family own the Brennan’s Restaurant of Continue reading

Published on Saturday, December 1, 2007

Best Kept Secret #5: Camille's Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Destin is known for its beautiful beaches, challenging golf courses and trendy shops, but when the sun goes down its culinary flare rises. Destin is home to some of the finest dining establishments in the world and the options are endless. From steak to seafood, spaghetti to enchiladas, Destin has it all. This brings us to the all-so-perplexing question Continue reading

Published on Sunday, July 1, 2007

A Plate of Destin Seafood

There’ll be corn dogs, Italian ice and sweet plantains. There’ll be chicken cooked anyway you wish — jerk chicken, curry chicken, grilled chicken. McGuire’s Irish Pub and Brewery will make you a root beer. Java Joz will serve coffee. And Ted Roberts will prepare funnel cakes. Yet, with a name like “Destin Seafood Festival” many expect to see ... well Continue reading

Published on Sunday, October 1, 2006

Destin Hot Spot: The Whale's Tail

Did you know that 75% of people polled come to Destin, Florida for our fabulous beaches? That comes as no surprise when we have such great DESTIN-ations like the Whale's Tail Bar and Grill! So here's a little tale about the tail ... From surfing to snorkeling and margaritas in the sun, With umbrellas and beach chairs for everyone. There’s volleyball, Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, May 17, 2006