One of the advantages of living in Destin is that we locals enjoy much of what the tourists experience—but we get to enjoy it year ‘round! And one of our favorite activities for fun or relaxation is experiencing the amazing local, musical talent and live events and activities. Our...
La Famiglia, A Local Favorite By Dave White, Publisher, SoWal Life It didn’t take much for Pino Tozzi to decide to sell his successful businesses in Rome, Italy, uproot his young family and emigrate to America—just a vacation to Destin in 2005. Francesca, Pino and Wife Stephania’s second daughter, remembers the...
By Scott Miller 2019 is here… and for the passionate Panhandle people who embrace the game of football like none other, well, it’s been a season for the ages. A record-setting season filled with offense, offense and more offense. The final four teams this year, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Clemson and...

Feast Day for the Bay

On Dec. 8, join Fudpucker’s and the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) in bringing the community together in support of CBA's mission to improve swimmable, fishable waterways for future generations. CBA staff will be at the restaurant all day with fun information about the Bay, hermit crabs, and little activities...

November At AJ’s

Nov. 1 Thursday Club Bimini 8 p.m. - Close DJ boom 4-8 p.m. Will & Linda 9 p.m. Black Eyed Blonde Jumbotron NFL Football Nov. 2 Friday Club Bimini 4-8 p.m. Jacob Mohr 8 p.m. - Close DJ Boom 9:30 p.m. Black Eyed Blonde Tiki Bar 7-11 p.m. Austin Jennings Nov. 3 Saturday Club Bimini 4 p.m. Will and Linda 8 p.m. DJ Serpent 9:30 p.m....
Poppy’s Crazy Lobster Destin serves fresh local seafood and cajun and creole dishes. A.J. Tusa, Jr., brings his Crazy Lobster concept originated in New Orleans to Baytowne Wharf. Having been in the restaurant business for over 45 years, A.J.’s experience in his family restaurants started in 1905 when his...
By Scott Miller As I sit here watching Florida St. vs. Clemson, 14-0 Clemson winning so far, I am reminded of why college football is so special. Just listen to the crowd. Just listen to the crowd’s passion at any given college campus stadium each and every Saturday. The passion...
It seems like fall dropped in our laps with cooler weather. That weather makes the taste buds pop as we think of pumpkin pie, cranberry relish, and all the other fixins.’ Here at Emerald Coast Olive Oil, we’re over the moon about two new products. Crown Mulling Spices make...

A Destin Thanksgiving

As locals, one of the benefits of living in Destin is the variety of dining options and seasonal events—and that includes Thanksgiving! Eat. Drink. Beach (or Boat). Then, once that’s done, it’s... Eat. Drink (some more). Shop. Beach. Skate. Feast. Visit. Shop (some more). Ooooh and Aaaah. Relax. Marvel....
By Cali Hlavac It doesn’t get more local than the story of how Fudpucker’s Beachside Bar and Grill came to be in our tourist town of Destin. The 36-year-old restaurant’s history was shaped by the growth of the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village and became one of its most recognizable landmarks. Back...

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