Monthly Archives: February 2018

Just Hatched: Spring 2018 Openings Around The State

NORTH DEFINE BODY & MIND Jacksonville Beach Businesswomen and fitness enthusiasts Kelly Kuntz and Julianne Klempf have brought one of America’s most successful exercise studio concepts to the Sunshine State. Their enterprise is the new Define Body & Mind, whose Jacksonville Beach location is the 18th shop to open in the United States (there’s also […]

Stiltsville: Stilted, Jilted & Re-builted

The outcropping of brightly painted stilt homes, known as Stiltsville, standing one mile off the coast of Miami, has captivated the imaginations and the hearts of Floridians for decades, from urban legends about its wild days as an outpost for Prohibition-era gambling and drinking to treasured memories from the actual caretakers who have fought to preserve the area, now a national park, for generations.

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Indian Pass Raw Bar A little bit of Florida history, some rockin’ country music and a lot of fresh oysters, any way you like ’em. There’s even a couple of craft beers on draft. 8391 County Road 30A, Port St. Joe (850) 227-1670 Lynn’s Quality Oysters & Retail Market Find raw oysters, cold beer, an […]

Flight 401 Down in the Glades

Forty-five years ago, when Officer Gray Leonhard of the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission began a solo night patrol in the Everglades, he was on the lookout for poachers, drug smugglers and maybe even a bullet-riddled corpse. Instead, he would witness the first jumbo jet crash in U.S. history. On the clear, moonless […]

Florida State of Mind

SURFING Eleven-time world champion surfer Kelly Slater hails from Cocoa Beach, so it comes as no surprise that his hometown ranks among Florida’s most revered surf spots. To find it, just follow the billboards for Ron Jon Surf Shop that dot I-95 in both directions. Buffered by Cape Canaveral, Cocoa’s waves roll in small and […]

Bacardi’s New Premium Rums: Aged to Perfection

Not shaken, not stirred, BACARDÍ’s® new vibrant, elevated spirits have carved out a place at the modern bar for pedigreed sipping rums that stand all on their own. BACARDÍ first created the original white rum 156 years ago. Since then, it’s become a global icon and the soul of the family-owned company. But the legendary […]

Stiltsville (Fish bar)

As chefs Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth see it, their newest dining concept shouldn’t be revolutionary, at least not in Florida. Both McInnis, a Florida native, and the Australian-born Booth longed to celebrate the coastal traditions of fishing and eating responsibly caught fish; they were raised to think this way. What’s more, the two Top […]

Eating Our Way Across the Gulf Coast in Oyster Shack-topia

When I think about Florida, the state where I was born and raised, images from my childhood leap forward, flickering in my memory like a sun-streaked Super 8 home movie. Brawny, gnarled oak trees dripping with Spanish moss. A family road trip to witness an Apollo launch from Kennedy Space Center, made complete with a […]

Things To Do In Florida: The Tide Spring 2018

NORTH TALLAHASSEE FILM FESTIVAL Tallahassee March 23–25 Play the film critic and brush shoulders with top movie industry professionals at exclusive screenings during the Tallahassee Film Festival, back for its 10th year with better movies, celebrity guests and more talent than ever. Previous attendees include Barry Jenkins, director of the Oscar-winning film Moonlight, and Joe […]