The Most Spectacular Restaurant in the World
To New Yorkers (present or former), The Most Spectacular Restaurant in the World means only one place—Windows on the World, crown jewel of the World Trade Center. It was a place they loved or loved to hate. It transcended all controversy on 9/11. Roston starts his story on that last day, then backtracks, chronicling restaurateur Joe Baum’s stubborn vision of a gastronomical palace in the sky. It’s birth revitalized downtown; its demise brought the city together to move forward. The decorations and food didn’t please everyone, but if you could afford it, you went, until it vanished forever.
– Bruce Collier
Alan Paul and Andy Aledort
Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan
St. Martin’s Press
The rise, fall and spectacular recovery of the guitar god, told mostly by the people who were there. The authors—guitar freaks in their own right—focus on celebrating the man and his music rather than dwelling on the (SPOILER ALERT) tragic ending. One of the most readable music bios of the year.
– Chris Manson
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#itsgooderonguana – A Hurricane Dorian Relief Trip Report
By Eddie Morgan Monday, September 23 – Wednesday, September 25 After weeks of planning, shopping for supplies and preparing the Papi for travel, Kevin Moak, Cole Wyatt and I departed Harbor...
Angel the Cat and JoJo the Bird
Submitted by Dan Fugate and Edward McGrath, Blues Angel Music, Pensacola “JoJo, the blue and gold macaw, is 22 years old and has been with us since the early days,” Mr. Fugate...
Beachcomber Profiles* – Kevin Carson
HOMETOWN: From Memphis, Tennessee, but moved to Santa Rosa Beach six months ago. I’m calling my move to Santa Rosa Beach my retirement gig! PROFESSION: Working musician. AGE: Almost grown. RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Recently...
Shelter House Calls on Community for Food Pantry Support
In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Shelter House is hosting a community grocery drive to help stock the pantry for their emergency shelter. The home has been at or near capacity...
Art Classes & Workshops
ARTS AND DESIGN SOCIETY (ADSO) Classes at the Art Center, Fort Walton Beach. More info at artsdesignsociety.org. Mondays and Wednesdays. Clay and Pottery Open Studio, 9 AM-noon both days and 6:30-9 PM...
A Slug of Ice and Fire: Russian Vodka
By Bruce Collier As someone who prizes full-flavored spirits like whiskey and gin, I sometimes wonder what all the fuss is about vodka. As Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 27, Sec....