Local Dining, Drinks and Coffee! May 2021

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Brothers Kitchen
Brothers Kitchen is a casual, Southern-style restaurant, a place where you can get all your comfort food favorites. Blue Plate Specials are featured each day—meaning you choose one meat and two vegetable options from the daily list. And there’s so many homestyle options such as steak specials including Brothers top Sirloin, Delmonico Ribeye and Queen’s Filet Mignon. Or pair super fresh salads, turnip greens, fried okra, potato wedges or mac ‘n cheese with the famous Boss Burger. Nightly specials vary each evening, but can include sirloin steak, shrimp & grits and some pasta dishes. Come on by and “taste” for yourself ! Or checkout the Brothers Kitchen Facebook page for the daily specials and call, stop in or order ahead. Pre-order for the weekend 24 hours in advance: Smoked whole pork butt, full or half racks, barbecue smoked meatloaf, smoked wings all slow-smoked on the Big Green Egg. And don’t forget the sides! Call 850-842-2687 to place your order! All the time: dine in, curbside, pickup, delivery and outside dining.
Open Tue.-Sun., 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., closed Mon.
(850) 842-2687
4538 E. Hwy. 20, Niceville
Facebook @LoveBrothersKitchen

Jojo’s Coffee and Goodness
Owner and operator Angela “JoJo” Stevenson invites you to a relaxed and inviting coffee shop that feels like “HOME.” Her dream team bakes fresh breakfast and lunch daily—Tuesday-Saturday. Scones, coffee cakes, muffins and sweets are baked fresh daily. JoJo’s yeast breads (Cinnamon Rolls and Kaloches) are featured on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Hot Breakfast Burrito’s are rolled and ready to go! You can choose from Andouille, Bacon, Chorizo or Veggie which have two scrambled eggs, a portion of our house potatoes and green chiles. Jojo’s daily special is always a slice of quiche, hash brown casserole and a cup of the coffee for 7.50. Made to order sandwiches are options for both breakfast or lunch. Of course, Jojo’s claim to fame is their coffee which is roasted in the shop every day. Feel free to work on site (free WiFi) or meet up with friends or family.
Looking for a place to host a gathering? Create art studio is attached and available as meeting space! Call in orders to go or stop in and tell them BAY LIFE sent you! Hours 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday.
(850) 737-6194
4652 Hwy. 20 East, Niceville
bigorangehousedesigns.com

House of Thai
With 20 years of experience cooking traditional Thai food here and in Thailand, House of Thai is a veteran and family-owned restaurant that focuses on food eaten every day in homes throughout Thailand. Traditional recipes handed down from generations of Thai family chefs date back 400 years! Ingredients from local farmers markets are used to ensure freshness. The menu has just the right amount of offerings, and food is fresh and seasoned to your preference, served in just the right portion sizes to share with another or to enjoy at home later. It’s also allergy friendly with no added MSG and non-dairy. Garlic lovers will love the Garlic Pork on the Specials menu. And there’s fun, tasty features such as Ginger Shrimp Glass Noodles (Goong Ob Won Sen), Pineapple Fried Rice or Stir-Fried Glass Noodles (Pad Woon Sen) all $15.95. Perfect for a special meal with variety! House of Thai is also available for private events: weddings, business lunches, dinners, cocktail receptions and more. Dine-in, pick-up and to-go available. Open Mon – Sat: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
(850) 353-2971
4542 E Highway 20, Niceville
houseofthaifl.com

LJ Schooners Dockside Restaurant
Welcome to LJ Schooners Dockside Restaurant located at the spectacular Bluewater Bay Marina Complex. The restaurant is named after “LJ Schooner” (the LJ is for Lazy Jack) who was a cherished four-legged icon on Bluewater Bay Marina docks. The open air Oyster Bar and restaurant is open to serve you! Almost all seats offer a magnificent view of the water, marina and unparalleled sunset with, of course, oysters and a delicious varied menu with dinner specials such as Blackened Mahi and grilled shrimp with hollandaise, served over cheese grits! Join L.J. Schooners for Sunday Brunch, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and drink your bottomless Mimosas for $10! Adults $13.95; Children 7-12 $4.50; Children under age 6 free. Call to order take-out and pick-up in the L.J. Schooners Oyster Bar or call when you arrive for curbside pick-up. And don’t forget the monthly Sunset Shrimp Boil (this month Sunday, April 25th)! Dine-in, pick-up and to-go available. Open Wed.–Sun., 11 a.m.–8 p.m. May 15 – Beach Party 6pm-10pm & Live Music with Shades of Blue (Sand in Oyster Bar)
(850) 897-6400
290 Yacht Club Dr., Unit 200,
Niceville
bluewaterbaymarina.com/schooners