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...
La Famiglia Italian Restaurant, a Destin favorite for over 10 years, recently relocated from the Destin commons to the Island Palms Shopping Center adjacent to Walmart. Owned and operated by Stefania Tozzi and her extended family, La Famiglia has earned a reputation for serving some of the finest homemade...
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...
By Scott Miller With summer squarely in the rearview mirror, fall is now in full swing. Now, that brings a few thoughts to mind—cooler weather, the holiday season is on its way and…football season is rocking and rolling again! As always, true passionate football fans have already experienced some ups...

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