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Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Joni Williams on Vinnie McGuire's in Destin

One of our all-time favorites is McGuire’s Irish Pub, where we’ve been going since as long as we can remember. And that precedes the location in Destin—the original is in Pensacola. They started out as a restaurant with well-prepared food that’s reasonably priced for the generous bounty they serve...
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Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Sweet Baby Jesus and More Must-Trys

At the Destin Whole Foods, this includes what is probably the best beer selection of any chain grocery store in the local area. For starters, Whole Foods has managed to magically pack a mind-blowing number of cans, bottles, singles, sixers and special holiday value packs in a not-so-big portion of the store’s rear aisle...
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Monday, December 4th, 2017

Just the Liquor Talking with Bruce Collier

Meet Beaujolais (BO-ZHA-LAY). For government administration purposes it’s a part of the Burgundy (Bourgogne) region of France. Wines of Burgundy are some of the most respected (and sought after) vintages in the world...
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Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

No Pumpkin? No Worries!

By never, we mean never this year. Last November, we were easily able to score our pick of the great pumpkin brews that are only available in autumn. Everywhere we looked—grocery stores, liquor stores, gas stations, even drugstores—there were plenty of pumpkin brews just waiting to be picked...
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Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Prelude to April 2018 Wine Festival

Submitted by Brooke Scholl:Sandestin Wine Festival event officials announce special ticket pricing for the fifth annual Sparkling Wine & Holiday Lights event scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 18, a
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Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

HarborWalk's Food + Drink + Music Spectacular Saturday, Nov. 4

Even though under-21-year-olds can’t imbibe, they can chow down to their heart’s content with a foodonly ticket for $20. VIP upgrades are $50 (advance sales only), which ups the drink count to 10. At-thedoor prices are five dollars more. A discounted rate applies for military and first responders, so make sure you ask about it if it applies to you...
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Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Pub Crawls, Sudsy Festivals and More

There’s no entry fee and no set schedule to follow. In other words, you can start off wherever you want and pretty much meander through the pubs at your own pace...
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Monday, September 25th, 2017
“A girl that was working here couldn’t show up for work one day, and I was outside working taking money at the door. They said, ‘Can you bartend?’ I said, ‘Yeah, I’m not good at it, but I can do it.’ So they stuck me in there and I’ve been behind the bar ever since,” says Mikey.
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Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

What's Brewing with Our Fearless Beer Correspondent

Though there are a variety of ways to cook with beer that involve batter and a deep fryer—which is way too much mess for lazy cooks like ourselves— the recent Hurricane Irma-induced temperature crash reminded us fall (a/k/a football season) is almost here...