Food and Beverage

New restaurant brings traffic concerns

New restaurant brings traffic concerns

In June the busy Gulf Breeze intersection of U.S. Highway 98 and Northcliffe Drive will become a crossroads for customers of the third restaurant to open nearby since August and the fourth since 2012. That will have Gulf Breeze police and others on the lookout for gridlock. Read the full article in the Feb. 11 […]

Two new restaurants coming to Gulf Breeze

Two new restaurants coming to Gulf Breeze

Two new restaurants are coming soon to the 300 block of U.S. Highway 98 in Gulf Breeze proper – a Beef O’ Brady’s sports-themed eatery and a The Fishing Hole. Space that is currently vacant is being readied for both establishments in the shopping center anchored by the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market. The new Beef O’Brady’s […]

Boaters ‘all in’ for poker run

Boaters ‘all in’ for poker run

Perfect weather brought in a huge crowd at the 2014 Emerald Coast Poker Run on Aug. 16 at Juana’s Pagodas. “This is one of our biggest weekends of the year,” said Kevin Rudzki of Juana’s Pagodas. He attributed the large turnout each year to several factors including proceeds from the event benefiting local charities, “… […]

Shrimp and a whole lot more

Shrimp and a whole lot more

About 150 people enjoyed July 26 the Holley by the Sea Fishing Club 4th Annual Shrimp Boil. Before attendees headed through the line to enjoy the shrimp feast, representatives from three organizations — Special Operations Warrior Foundation, Heroes on the Water and “Take a Kid Fishing Day” on Navarre Beach Fishing Pier — were on hand to receive […]

Learning to cook or cooking to learn?

Learning to cook or cooking to learn?

Caitlyn Gaddy is entering her freshman year at Navarre High School and completed a summer internship at Pensacola Cooks, a local culinary company that specializes in “putting the fun in food” through education and cooking. As part of her internship, Gaddy assisted with summer camps that the company sponsored and helped with administrative tasks. Gaddy’s […]

Juana’s celebrates 25 years

Juana’s celebrates 25 years

Juana’s Pagodas has been a fixture on Navarre Beach for more than 25 years now. The business commemorated its 25th anniversary July 1 with a special celebration that included live music, contests and specials. “We’ve benefited through the years from having a great staff,” said Kevin Rudzki. “Some of them have been here with us […]

Doctor shares healthy cooking tips

Doctor shares healthy cooking tips

Dr. Erika Schneider from Baptist Medical Group and SoGourmet Pensacola teamed up June 26 to offer a a delicious and guilt-free cooking class. Schneider, a self-described “foodie,” shared her recipes and cooking techniques for homemade pasta and salmon with about 30 people who attended the event. Read more in the July 3 issue of Navarre Press or […]

Destin Commons opens expansions including H&M, Chipotle

Destin Commons opens expansions including H&M, Chipotle

The long-awaited Destin Commons expansion is set to open its first stores Tuesday, June 24. Charming Charlie, Tumbling Tervis and Foot Locker are set to open Tuesday. Thursday will see the launch of the European and designer inspired clothing store H&M at 3 p.m. Sunglass World is slated to open Friday while Icing by Claire’s  is […]

Navarre Beach restaurant opens for business

Navarre Beach restaurant opens for business

  The long-awaited debut of a new Navarre Beach pier restaurant began at 530 p.m. Friday, May 23. The restaurant, dubbed Benaq Shaq Cafe, received a turnout higher than expected. “Table turnover was constant. Almost every table I encountered was a local couple with family or friends from out of town,” Edwards said. “The fresh […]

Signs of the season

Signs of the season

Local businesses and residents know that the summer tourist season officially is underway on the Emerald Coast including Navarre Beach. AAA Travel estimated 36.1 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 1.5 percent increase from last year.  Additionally, AAA reports more than eight in 10 travelers will drive to […]

Navarre man to reopen historic theatre

Navarre man to reopen historic theatre

Just like the ending of a good movie where the hero sweeps in to save the day and everything turns out better than before, the former Cinema Plus/Tringas Theatre in Fort Walton Beach will be back, better than ever in less than a month. Navarre resident and entrepreneur James Coleman read about the closing of […]

More restaurant options in sight

More restaurant options in sight

The wait is nearly over. Not much longer will Navarre residents need to travel out of town to “Live Mas” or to visit a local steakhouse. Gail Ferres, Area Coach with Taco Bell, said the restaurant is nearly ready. Some Navarre area residents have been longing for a steakhouse ever since Cowboy’s was destroyed by […]

Chamber announces Chef for “Taste”

Chamber announces Chef for “Taste”

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (NBACOC) announced Friday Chef Marcus Samuelsson will be the headliner for the 2014 Taste of Navarre, which will be held Sunday, May 4 in Navarre Park. Chef Samuelsson has appeared on numerous Food Network programs, Bravo’s Top Chef Masters and is co-host of ABC’s The Taste. He is […]