Food and Cooking

Chocolate Lovers, We’ve Found Your Dream Job.

Worshippers of the cacao bean, you may want to sit down for this one. The Lodge at Sea Island in Georgia is already a pretty magical place: think antebellum oaks, world-class golf, ocean views, and sunsets announced by bagpipe sound. And now, they’ve got a S’morrier. Yep, you read that right – a S’morrier. Like a sommelier, but better, because he works exclusively […]

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Restaurant Crush: Breeze Ocean Kitchen

Palm trees sway in the salty breeze overhead, the sparkling Atlantic laps the powdery shore just steps away from the raised deck, and you’re sipping a frosty cocktail under the shade of a sun-drenched cabana stripe umbrella – this is the allure of Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa’s oceanfront restaurant, Breeze Ocean Kitchen. And it’s not just the glittering ocean view that’s to die […]

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5 Tricks for Picking the Perfect Wine for the Beach

Wine and the beach go together like … well, wine and the beach! Wine expert Sara Schneider picks perfect pairings for our recipes in the magazine, and today she shares some of her top tips for picking a wine you’re sure to love, every time. Sara also selected a few special bottles for the Coastal Living Wine Club, which you can join here. […]

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LIVE! in the Kitchen with Top Chef Nina Compton

We’re going LIVE on Facebook at 8:15 EST tonight with Chef Nina Compton as she cooks a Gulf Coast-meets-Creole dinner at Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina! Tune in here: Facebook.com/coastallivingmag When an amazing New Orleans chef (by way of St. Lucia, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, and Top Chef) takes the helm at one of our favorite restaurants on the Gulf for one night, you know we’re […]

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Easy Backyard Grilling Menu

Fire up the grill! We have an easy, finger-licking backyard grilling menu you’ll want to whip up this weekend, and then again … and again … and again—all summer long. Chef Erik Niel may be a 2016 James Beard semifinalist for Best Chef: Southeast and the owner of two popular Chattanooga, Tennessee, restaurants (Main Street Meats and Easy Bistro & Bar), but the Louisiana-born-and-bred chef also throws […]

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3 Great Places to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo on the Coast!

Because who doesn’t love a holiday that you toast with tacos and tequila? We’ve rounded up three fiesta-ready coastal joints where you can chow down on killer tacos and indulge in a few knock-your-socks-off margaritas in celebration of Cinco de Mayo: Taco Boy (Charleston, South Carolina, and Folly Beach, South Carolina) To-die-for tempura shrimp tacos and a mouthwatering array of margs are worth a stop at this local favorite. Check out the downtown Charleston location for a Cinco […]

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6 Beachy Recipes from Lucy Buffett’s Cookbook

Lucy Buffett is launching her cookbook Lulu’s Kitchen, A Taste of the Gulf Coast Good Life, a fabulous refresh of Crazy Sista Cooking, which she self-published in 2007. This new version, published by Grand Central Life & Style, includes a foreword by brother Jimmy Buffett and more than 120 signature recipes we can’t wait to cook up. In celebration of the big launch, […]

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3 Easy, Refreshing Citrus Sippers for Spring

Beat the heat with three citrus-and-herb-infused waters that are as easy to make as they are satisfying. Staying hydrated has never been so flavorful – or colorful! 1 liter of water + 3 parsley sprigs + 3 lemon slices Pro tip: Allow about 30 minutes for the water to develop a light flavor. 1 liter of water + 2 orange slices + 2 basil sprigs 1 liter […]

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The Easiest Way to Get Your Veggies

Raw & Juicy founder Jenifer Kuntz (read more about her here!) brings fresh, organic food and juice to beachgoers on Florida’s coastal Highway 30A. Today she’s taking over our Instagram feed to give us a glimpse into her super-healthy life by the sea. Follow along to see just what goes on behind the scenes in this Airstream juice bar.  Luckily for those of […]

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Restaurant Crush: West Palm Beach’s Jardin

Jardin Restaurant is set to open on West Palm Beach’s historic Clematis Street on April 25, and from the looks of it, it has all the makings of an instant neighborhood favorite – including courtyard garden seating and a chef’s counter with views of the kitchen! With inventive seasonal dishes that highlight local flavors, a killer array of craft cocktails, and a dazzling dessert menu (that includes a DOUGHNUT TOWER!), […]

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