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11/11/2015
Destin

Top 5 Best Breakfast Restaurants in Destin, FL

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The best way to enjoy the peaceful morning hours here in Destin is to grab breakfast at one of the local breakfast restaurants. Even if you’re a dedicated night owl, these top 5 best breakfast restaurants can turn you into a morning person. The following restaurants were voted top 5 by our staff. 1. Donut Hole Bakery Café 635 Harbor Blvd, Destin FL 32541 and a second location at West, 647 US-98, Santa Rosa Beach There’s always a line out the door and through the parking lot at this breakfast

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05/30/2014
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Top Five Seafood Restaurants in the Destin Area

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Top Five Seafood Restaurants in the Destin Area The Destin area is as famous for its seafood as it is for being “the world’s luckiest fishing village!” With this in mind, visitors to the area often over-indulge on the succulent feasts provide by the many local seafood eateries and fine dining establishments that have become ingrained in the local culture. For the freshest catch of the day, visit one of these local favorites today! Dewey Destin Seafood- Rated four out of five stars on Yelp, Dewey Destin is open every

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05/23/2014
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Top Five BBQ Spots That Will Leave You Licking Your Fingers

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Destin and 30A have become the staple for luxury and relaxation on the stunning Emerald Coast. The area boasts some of the best dining, live entertainment, and shopping on the Gulf of Mexico. Everyone is looking for a little something different. Whether it’s a restaurant with the best deals on crab legs, or one of the areas premium shopping locations where mom can find a new trendy blouse, you can find it all in Destin or on 30A. This first week’s top five category is Hot Spots for Bar-B-Que. 1.

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03/18/2014
30A

We All Scream For Yogurt

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With warmer temperatures around the corner, locals and visitors may be looking for a cool treat. Mix-your-own yogurt shops are gaining in popularity and there are three spots right in Destin to help you satisfy your sweet tooth. -Located across from Destin Commons, Destin’s original yogurt shop, Twirl, offers 10 flavors including chocolate, vanilla, taro, and original tart, as well as two rotating flavors. There are usually fat free and sugar free options, and occasionally gluten free options are also made available. Rotating flavors include orange, Nutella, and salted caramel.

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03/5/2014
30A

The Best Sushi Along the Emerald Coast

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Sushi is quickly becoming one of the most popular menu items along The Emerald Coast. If you’re craving some spicy tuna or a shrimp roll, here are five places known for having the freshest, highest quality sushi around. -Destin’s original sushi bar, Harbor Docks, serves sushi nightly and at lunch during the weekend. For more than 20 years, Harbor Docks has been the place to go for fresh, sushi grade seafood. Be sure to try the Destin Roll. If you’re staying in South Walton or the eastern edge of Destin,

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02/11/2014
30A

Bloody, Bloody Sunday

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Bloody Mary’s are an essential part of a good brunch. While experts agree that the basics remain the same, vodka and Bloody Mary Mix (either store bought of homemade), the amount of spice, the garnishes, and other add-ons can be completely customized. While Bloody Mary’s are traditionally garnished with a stalk of celery, olives, pickles, pickled okra, even wasabi peas or shrimp have been seen adorning glasses. Here are some of the area’s favorite bloody Mary spots: -As voted by the readers of Emerald Coast magazine, The Red Bar offers

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02/11/2014
Destin

Fins Up: Margaritaville Opening in Destin Feb. 17

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Have you been looking for that lost shaker of salt? Are you dreaming of a cheeseburger in paradise? Lucky for Emerald Coast residents and visitors in need of tropically inspired cocktails and cold beers, Jimmy Buffet’s signature restaurant, Margaritaville is opening on the Historic Destin Harbor on February 17th. Understanding that it’s always 5 o’clock  somewhere, Margaritaville promises food, fun, and music daily. Taking over the Lucky Snapper’s old spot, Margaritaville has undergone an extensive renovation, creating a laid back beach vibe. While most details have been kept under

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01/18/2014
Destin

Who Has The Best Gumbo In Destin?

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Be sure to head to The Destin History and Fishing Museum’s Annual Gumbo Contest and Silent Auction on Saturday, January 25 at the Destin Community Center. The contest will feature area individuals and local restaurants to determine who has the best gumbo in Destin. The event includes live music by local favorites Dread Clampitt and a silent auction of more than 50 items. The public is welcome to come and sample all of the entries and cast their votes for the annual People’s Choice Award. Advanced tickets are available at

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12/28/2013
30A

Three Great Places to Start Your Day

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Your luxury vacation rental home may be equipped with a restaurant-quality, top-of-the-line kitchen, filled with double ovens, gas ranges, wine coolers, and warming drawers, but one of the best parts of being on vacation is leaving the cooking and cleaning to someone else. Nothing says vacation and relaxation quite like a leisurely breakfast. Here are three places that guarantee a great breakfast and a good start to you morning. With locations in Grayton Beach, Sandestin, and Destin, Another Broken Egg Cafe is as much a part of the Emerald Coast

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10/11/2013
30A

Celebrate the Best of the Emerald Coast

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Emerald Coast Magazine celebrates the “Best of The Emerald Coast”, Saturday, October 19, at Grand Boulevard in Miramar Beach. Earlier this summer, Emerald Coast Magazine readers, Facebook fans and Twitter followers had the opportunity to vote for their favorite restaurants, attractions, and service providers. The “Best of The Emerald Coast Readers Choice Awards” showcases some of the reasons locals love to live here and visitors flock to our beautiful beaches every year. As you can imagine, just about every possible category is represented – from best brunch, to most romantic

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09/27/2013
30A

Bud & Alley’s Hosting The 9th Annual Hurricane party

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Award winning local favorite Bud & Alley’s is hosting the 9th Annual Hurricane Party on Friday, September 27th, from 7:00-10:00. Featuring great music, great food, and a live and silent auction, the proceeds from the event benefit the Children’s Volunteer Health Network. Bud & Alley’s owners Dave and Carol Rauscholb told the Northwest Daily News, “We are so pleased to be hosting the Hurricane Party benefiting CVHN again this year at Bud & Alley’s. We are drawn to this cause because the heart of this organization is about enriching children’s

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08/30/2013
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It’s All-Greek To Me: Celebrate Greek Food and Culture at the 22nd Annual Greek Festival

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Greek FlagGreece and The Greek Isles are a source of wanderlust for many locals and visitors. With the beautiful Mediterranean Sea as a back drop, its easy to see why those beaches are a fabulous tourist destination. While we might not be jet setting to Greece any time soon, the Emerald Coast’s active Greek Community is hosting the 22nd Annual Greek Festival. Sponsored by Saints Markella and Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church the festival will be held at the Emerald Coast Convention Center over Labor Day weekend where there will be

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