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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...
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Friday, July 29th, 2016

Destin's Baguette Bistro Earns High Praise

This area has plenty of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Thai dining spots, but Vietnamese places are pretty rare. Vietnam was colonized for some years by the French, who were finally shown the door...
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Friday, July 15th, 2016

Affordable Seafood and Long Lines Await

Stewby’s has been around for a while, and the locals— both civilian and military—form a loyal clientele. The restaurant sits in a wooden building, with an enclosed patio area for dine-in and takeout trade...
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Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Love Wins in South Walton

I like Redfish Village for the same reason I have always liked Alys Beach. It seems just a little quieter, a little more peaceful and tucked away than other parts of SoWal...
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Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Celebrate First Anniversary of Destin Location Saturday, June 11

It’s a big place, airy and roomy, with high ceilings, a bar-in-the-round, and two full-sized dining areas, one inside and one on a covered patio overlooking a mini-beach. There’s lots of wood and exposed beams; functional-chic lighting adds to a clean, modern look...
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Friday, May 6th, 2016

Open Wed.-Sun. 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

I missed the official opening, and lost track of Destin Diner since then, figuring I’d get there when I got there. Recently I saw a sign that it was open Wednesdays through Sundays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. I got curious all over again about how Petit and company had fit all the pieces together...
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Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Good Eats in the Heart of Destin

My family and I ate there on a recent weekend. Earlier that same week I stopped in for a Beachcomber Music Awards “pre-event” held in the restaurant’s cantina. It’s just to the right as you enter the front door, and offers both bar and tables for snacking or dining...
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Friday, February 26th, 2016

Bruce and the Tiny Diner's Adventures on 30A

The objective was a progressive lunch at five food trailers on Scenic 30A, known as Airstream Row. A sixth mobile eatery—Song—I’ll reserve for another day...