For the dough: 2 cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons canola, vegetable, or olive oil 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup room temperature water For the topping: 1 medium onion 4 ounces sliced bacon (about 3-4 strips) 1/2 cup sour cream or crème fraîche 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt Black pepper Nutmeg For the dough place the ingredients in a mixing bowl and...
Join Vin’tij Food & Wine in Grand Boulevard on Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. for the first in a series of wine dinners benefiting the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF). Vin’tij, known for its creative menus and impressive wine boutique, presents Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars in celebration of...
Fiesta Like There’s No Mañana! A Weekend of Tequila and Tacos Comes to Seascape Towne Centre As the saying goes, “If you’re having a taco emergency, call Nine Juan Juan!” Extreme Festivals & Events and Seascape Towne Centre are hosting the 7th Annual Tequila & Taco Fest March 6-8—a full weekend...
People often talk about “German potato salad.” But there is no pure “German potato salad.” We have different types that differ from region to region. In the north of Germany, a variation with mayonnaise, onions and pickles is mainly prepared. In Swabia, the potato salad is served warm and...
Five-Course Wine Dinner and Live Painting Features Local Mother-Daughter Artists Shelter House’s 4th Annual Palate & Palette Dinner will be held Feb. 1 at Legendary Marine’s showroom in Destin. Proceeds will support survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Okaloosa and Walton counties. Shelter House, Inc. is the state certified...

Christmas Morning Strata

By Susan Benton, 30AEats.com The strata, essentially a savory bread pudding with eggs, sausage, and cheddar cheese, is made the day before, and easily baked on Christmas morning. Serves 4 to 6 people. Ingredients: 8 slices bread, preferably an Italian style deli loaf, cut 1/2 of an inch thick 1 pound plain, sage or hot...

Turkey Day Feasts

By M. Shaye Smith We’ve been celebrating Thanksgiving as an American holiday for 156 years. Established by Abraham Lincoln during one of America’s darkest times in 1863, shortly after the devastating Gettysburg battle during the Civil War, in both good times and in bad, Thanksgiving has always been a gathering...

Dining For A Cause

Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Silver Shells Resort in Destin will host its 7th Annual Fall Wine Walkabout to benefit Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s Community Outreach programs on Thursday, November 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the East Bar and Courtyard. The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) -...
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...

Bloody Mary Gazpacho Recipe

By Susan Benton, 30aEats, Gulf Coast Restaurants Note: This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled as needed. Serves 8. Ingredients: 1 quart low salt, no MSG tomato juice 5 whole Roma tomatoes, stemmed and seeded, diced 2 large celery stalks, finely diced 1 hothouse cucumber, seeds removed, finely diced 1 whole zucchini diced 1/4 cup Extra Virgin...

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