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Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Lovingly Prepared Italian Cuisine, Wine and David Seering

In addition to a la carte, there’s an “Italian Family Style” option featuring a chef’s choice starter, two pastas, and a meat course. At $32.95 for two diners, it looks like a good deal...
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Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Cafe Organic in Fort Walton Beach

I have always been leery of restaurants calling themselves “organic” or “natural.” In my experience, they often serve food that tastes more like penance than lunch, accompanied by a dipping sauce of New Age sermonizing...
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Friday, December 23rd, 2016

...And the Restaurant of the Year Is...

My Just the Liquor Talking column this year touched on gin, mezcal, blended Scotch, Florida distilled spirits, bourbons for under $20, Canadian whisky, and Armagnac. Research, as always, is arduous, but the column has opened my eyes to some spirits I might otherwise have ignored...
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Friday, November 18th, 2016

High Praise for the New Burrito Del Sol in Destin

My family and I ate there on a recent Saturday (the menu is the same all day). Parking was a snap, in a lot off the main road. The building (recently and extensively renovated from that of the previous establishment) combines Old Florida with a touch of...
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Friday, October 7th, 2016

Boshamps Has Beautiful Harbor View, Fresh Seafood... What More Could You Want?

Boshamps’ new owner has added to the original structure, constructing four decks and a covered patio bar. The main building has its own central bar, several dining areas, and a little five-table rear balcony with a view of the docks...
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Friday, August 26th, 2016

Not a Leprechaun in Sight

Is sushi Irish? No, and there’s no attempt here to make Japan’s most famous culinary export fit into an Emerald Isle theme. On the contrary, McGuire’s Sushi looks like a straight-up sushi bar and restaurant. With the exception of the children’s menu, I didn’t see even a hint of green about the place...