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Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Bruce Collier and His Crew Give Culver's in Destin a Try

Located on a busy stretch of (under construction) U.S. 98, Culver’s looks like a sit-down kind of place, though they do have a well-trafficked drive-through window service. There’s outdoor dining, on a covered patio...
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Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Bruce Collier on Okaloosa Island's Rockin' Tacos

If you’ve visited The Boardwalk, you know there are several levels, reachable by elevator (or stairs). There’s beachfront seating, a fine view, and playground equipment for the kids on the ground floor. Rockin’ Tacos is on the second floor, impossible to miss...
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Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Dining with Bruce Collier Checks Out the BBQ in PCB

The restaurant sits close to the roadside, with a good-sized open parking lot, a small fleet of businesslike meat smokers—some in use, some idling— outdoor seating (both open-air and sheltered) and an indoor dining area. Inside there’s a long serving bar, booths, free standing tables, and buckets of iced beverages...
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Thursday, June 7th, 2018

By Nikki Hedrick

When it comes to eating out, I’m guilty of landing in a slump—stuffing my face with the same options in the same predictable places. So although I’m including my favorites, I also sought out the opinions of my lovely Facebook friends. If I missed your favorite spot...
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Friday, May 18th, 2018

Dining with Bruce Collier at Shan Kishi

The restaurant is located in a heavily trafficked section of U.S. 98, near to large and small retail outlets. The dining room is rectangular, with booths and tables on either side, a decorative aquarium in front, and a sushi bar at the back. It’s done in brown and red, with quiet decorative touches on the walls...
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Friday, April 6th, 2018

By Bruce Collier

First Watch is a fairly large place, with plenty of window space, making for a bright and cheery atmosphere. Inside the door is a rectangular dining area, with well-spaced...
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Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Bruce Collier on DeFuniak Springs' Tropicana Club

My pre-New Year lunch consisted of a Cuban sandwich, something I find very hard to resist anywhere I find it. It’s the genuine south Florida article, roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese, and pickles. Chef Lemapu does a slight variation on the mustard, using a Creole mustard aioli in place of the traditional yellow mustard...
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Friday, February 9th, 2018

Bruce Collier Reports from Shunk Gulley on 30A

It was a weeknight, and they don’t take reservations, so we tried to get there early ahead of the crowd. The place was half-full when we arrived—me, my wife, and our newly seven-yearold daughter Grace (The Tiny Diner). A guitarist was covering some ‘70s songs, and we were taken to our table amid a buzz of eating and talking diners...
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Friday, January 26th, 2018

Bruce Collier Finds a New Favorite in FoWal

This area is blessed with an abundance of Korean places. There’s a welcoming, generous vibe about the cooking and the vigorous flavors—pickled vegetables, sesame, garlic, fiery peppers. Their love of beef would do Texas proud. Like their neighbors the Japanese, they never met a fish or a vegetable they didn’t like...