Featuring Southern Living’s Ivy Odom and Sommelier Michael Green Visit Panama City Beach is pleased to announce the return of the destination’s premier two-day culinary festival, UNwineD presented by Publix. Taking place April 5-6 at Aaron Bessant Park, the eighth annual event welcomes visitors and residents to take part in...
By Jack Smith Where’s the beef? Although we live in a seafood destination, almost every restaurant offers some sort of steak or beef dish. Whether it’s a “surf & turf” dish, a sizzling ribeye, a porterhouse, or my favorite, a country fried steak, PCB restaurants have some delicious steak and...
By Marta Rose-Thorpe I’ve been hearing great things about Mimmo’s 30A, and my husband Jimy and I were fortunate to dine there recently for our first time, although the establishment has been open just over a year. Nestled on 30A in Blue Mountain Beach, Mimmo’s was alive with vitality and people...
The word dessert comes from the French word desservir, which translates to “to clear the table.” Sweets were fed to the gods in ancient Mesopotamia, ancient India and other ancient civilizations. Dried fruit and honey were likely the first sweeteners used in most of the world. It was the spread...
By Paul Bonnette The oven-fired scent of fresh baked pizza wafts through the air as friendly folks greet you eagerly as if they had been waiting for you to arrive. It’s tough to write a “restaurant review” about a place that is less like a restaurant and more like being...
Panama City Coffee began with a vision to improve the city. After experiencing the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael, Daniel Pratt witnessed the aftermath and felt the displacement that many others felt. By early 2019, it became evident that those who stayed in town were the remaining remnants. Daniel recalls...
By Jack Smith Southern cooking has some international roots showing. Fried chicken, rice and gravy, sweet potatoes, collard greens, and spoon bread - all good, old-fashioned, down-home Southern foods, right? Wrong. The fried chicken and collard greens are African and the rice is from Madagascar. Southern cooking, as it turns...
By Paul Bonnette Are you in the mood for a relaxing meal in a tropical atmosphere overlooking beautiful Grand Lagoon? Look no further than Deckhand Social located in Pirates Cove Marina for a coastal themed restaurant with a variety of cuisine to fit even the pickiest palate. Whether your’re craving...
By Jack Smith Hamburgers may well be considered America’s favorite food, but the origins of the hamburger are fuzzy at best. The Germans claim it started in Hamburg (hence the name, hamburger), influenced in turn by 12th century Mongolians’ steak tartare. In the 19th century, beef from German Hamburg cows was...
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...