By Jack Smith The origin of the Bloody Mary revolves around two of the world’s greatest bars. The tale begins in the roaring twenties at the famous New York Bar in Paris (later known as Harry’s New York Bar), one of Ernest Hemingway’s favorite haunts. There, bartender Fernand ‘Pete’ Petiot...
By Marta Rose-Thorpe When I enter a restaurant, even if not for the first time, I like to take in and savor the atmosphere. Some call it the “space” … the “vibe.” My son Leo and I arrived at Craft 850 a little before 5 p.m. on a Thursday evening....
By Jack Smith The French are known for their cuisine, the Italians for their fashion, the Scottish for frugality, and the Germans, well BEER. They make it, they sell it, they drink it, hell, they even celebrate it. Oktoberfest started a long time ago when some dude married some princess,...
By Susan Benton and Caroline Coker, 30aEats.com Apalachicola, the old city on the “Forgotten Coast” that produces fresh wild oysters — not farmed — is not that far off, which makes our region the premiere destination for all things having to do with bivalves. Locals and tourists alike can’t get...
By Jack Smith I think 18th-century satirist Jonathan Swift said it best: “He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.” Oysters are a somewhat divisive issue and as my wife likes to put it, “I would rather eat a tire.” Growing up on the Chesapeake Bay, oysters were...
At Kwiker Liquor, we know that the key to having a great selection of fine wines is knowing a great selection of Vintners and Winemakers. We take pride in cultivating these relations to bring the very best to our customers in the Panhandle. This month we called on our...
By Jack Smith While all of our featured restaurants offer a plethora of homemade soups and salads, I’d like to focus on two of my favorites, Caesar salad and she-crab soup. Most food-historians believe the Caesar salad was invented in the 1920s by an Italian immigrant named Caesar Cardini, a...
By Brittany Kirke Even though it may be a few hundred feet away from the sand, this beachy bar will have you feeling fresh off the boat. Tim Jacobi and Don “DJ” Janovyak have been pelagic fishermen for over 40 years and grew up on big boats fishing recreationally, a...
By Lee Moore, Owner, Kwiker Liquor I really don’t care how many three-point shots you’ve made, how many hit records you’ve sold or how many movies you’ve starred in; if your tequila isn’t as good as your talent, then you’re not gonna get on the shelf at Kwiker Liquor! With that...
By Jack Smith If you, like me, enjoy a cold frosty beer, thank a German or Czech immigrant. These immigrants mostly in Milwaukee, New York, and St. Louis were looking to bring classic ales and lagers from their homelands to their new turf. By 1612, Dutch immigrants Adrian Block and...

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