I probably should have held off on those glowing reviews of Al Franken and Jeffrey Tambor’s books. And Louis CK’s Netflix special.
If things keep going the way they are now, women will rule the world. I hope they don’t screw it up like us guys did.
Destin-Fort Walton Beach-Crestview is the drunkest city (cities?) in Florida, according to USA Today. Okay, I’ve known that for years.
In certain states, a man that successfully prosecuted KKK members responsible for a church bombing can run for the Senate against a gun-toting, Constitution-hating accused pedophile…and it’s still a pretty close race. (Beachcomber went to press before the election results were announced, but I’m hoping good sense prevailed.)
Not all of the new things we did in Beachcomber this year worked, but at least we tried. Check out a brand new feature on page 41 of this issue, and let us know what you think.
Every mother and daughter should go see Lady Bird immediately.
If someone tells me a video on YouTube or Facebook is “hilarious,” it probably isn’t.
This is still the greatest place in the world to live, work and play, in spite of (or maybe because of) drunken possums. By the way, our interview with the drunken possum will appear in the next issue of Beachcomber.
TALKING (WRITING?) POINTS
The nominating ballot for Beachcomber Music Awards X is online now, and you can vote through the end of January 2018. The final nominees in each category will be announced in February, and our big event is set for Monday, March 5, location to be announced.
Congrats to the captain and crew of the O Sea D, who won the Beachcomber-sponsored award in the recent Destin Harbor Christmas Boat Parade. Photos and more winners on the Destin History and Fishing Museum Facebook page.
Very sorry to hear about the closing of The Black Pearl on Okaloosa Island’s Boardwalk. We had lots of great times there and wish Chef Kevin and the staff well in their future adventures.
– Editor Manson
- Art Classes & Workshops
- Art Events
- Art Galleries
- Artist Joey McKenna Steps into Nature This Month at SoWal Library
- Call to Artists
- Adopt a Family for the Holidays
- Community Bank Invests $15,000 in NWF State College Students
- Making an Impact: Over $500K Awarded to Local Nonprofits
- Caring and Sharing: Café Thirty-A’s Annual Christmas Charity Ball
- Hold the Dishwashing, Please… Thanksgiving Dining Out Options
- North Beach Tortilla Co. Offers Sand and Sunsets in Santa Rosa Beach
- Overproof, Full Proof and Navy Strength Rums…and the Cocktails That Love Them
- Restaurant Guide
- Rosemary Beach Prohibition Repeal Wine Dinner Set for Dec. 7
- Where to Spend Your Happy Hours
- It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Hallmark!
- Local Film Screenings
- Reviews: Dafoe and Pattinson Shine in “Lighthouse,” Eddie Gets His Dolemite On
- Eric Paslay’s Favorite Live Tracks
- Live Music
- Rock Stars of Comedy… Gallagher Is Coming to Town
- The Pauseandplay.com Record Roundup
- The Record That Changed My Life: Al Alvarado
Where to Spend Your Happy Hours
Baxter’s Bar & Grille 605 James Lee Road Fort Walton Beach 850-812-6868 When: 3-6 PM and 10 PM-Midnight daily. Closed Mondays (for now). Drink Specials: $3 wells, $2 drafts. Camille’s at Crystal...
Harbor Docks Celebrates 25 Years of Thanksgiving Tradition
By Chris Manson Former Harbor Docks owner and Beachcomber contributing writer Charles Morgan credits longtime employee Ann Jones (a/k/a Miss Ann) with the idea of opening the restaurant on Thanksgiving Day....
North Beach Tortilla Co. Offers Sand and Sunsets in Santa Rosa Beach
By Lauren Sage Reinlie Northwest Florida has a new spot to unwind and soak up all the beauty the area has to offer. Chef Jim Shirley’s North Beach Tortilla Co....
Upcoming Stage Shows
FRIDAY, NOV. 8-SATURDAY, NOV. 9 STAGE CRAFTERS’ “THE PAJAMA GAME” Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium, 7:30 PM StageCraftersFWB.com Tickets are $25. Cast includes Tim Bartley, Terry Carnathan, David Chancellor, Gabriella Dedmore, Azhia...
Making an Impact: Over $500K Awarded to Local Nonprofits
The members of IMPACT 100 of Northwest Florida voted and announced recently the grant recipients for 2019, awarding five $101,600 grants. Representatives of each nonprofit organization named as a finalist were present,...
Rock Stars of Comedy… Gallagher Is Coming to Town
By Nikki Hedrick Not many comedians reach household name status. Gallagher, by his account, has logged over 4,000 shows and over a dozen comedy TV specials, and has only been slightly...