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Friday, August 15th, 2014

Robert, Gooner and "Smilin'" Fritz - Together Again

The recently revived trio includes Randy “Gooner” McGee on bass, Robert Thomas on drums and vocals, and the 2014 Beachcomber Music Awards Hall of Fame inductee...
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Monday, August 18th, 2014

Santa Rosa Beach Author Takes on Social Justice in the New South

Semerad was born in Geneva, Alabama, but now makes her home in Santa Rosa Beach with husband Larry, spoiled Shih Tzu P-Nut and wayward cat Miss Kitty. She earned a journalism degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta and has worked as a newspaper reporter, broadcaster, columnist and editor...
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Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Perfect for Tiny Diners, Too

The first thing you’ll see as you pass will be its sno ball stand, a window from which New Orleans-style sno ball confections are sold. There’s a long list of flavors, but if you want to explore further dining options, you need to walk down the path to the left which leads you into the bar/dining area/beach enclave...
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Thursday, August 14th, 2014

The Brew Review On Location in FoWal

Besides having dozens of taps, the barkeep is willing to mix ‘em up into a variety of unique craft beer cocktails. We tried plenty of them, as Evie— who not only was a most friendly and attentive beertender, but a mad scientist behind the bar—kept the creative concoctions coming...
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Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Exhibit from 2013 Community Art Show Winner Thru Aug. 30

Through his work, Worthington seeks to draw the viewers in, leaving them spellbound like sailors answering a siren’s call. His use of texture, color and composition in each painting culls an emotional response from even the most restrained observer...
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Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Plus - Editor's Choice, Your Thoughts and Comments

My beloved FoWal (where I live, though I work in Destin and my publication also covers South Walton heavily—I’m talkin’ to you, TDC) also turned up on the Huffington Post’s “These 12 Places Are Reason Enough to Head to Florida,” published earlier this month...
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Friday, August 1st, 2014

Wine Myths and Truths Exposed

Many believe that serious, age worthy wines should only be sealed with cork, but not so fast. Recent evidence has indicated screw top closures allow wines to age just as beautifully as natural cork, and some would argue, perhaps even better...
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Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Moonshine Samples and More in the Old Fox Theatre in Crestview

The front of the building looks quite a lot like the old Fox, but on approach one sees the sign (on a barrel) inviting passerby to come in for “moonshine samples.” Inside the former lobby, the brothers have set up a barrelshaped tasting room, with counter and small cups for sampling...