National Barbecue Month: Recipes & Premium Grills for All Skill Levels

The month of May is National Barbecue Month, encouraging us to get outdoors and fire up the grill. 

Celebrate National Barbecue Month in style and enjoy the spirit of friends, family, and fun in the sun. With techniques including smoking, roasting, baking, braising and grilling, barbecuing offers endless, possibilities to fire up the grill and try new recipes and techniques. Whether you prefer charcoal, wood or gas flame, we offer premium grills that will exceed your expectations.

To provide inspiration, here’s some of our leading grills and recommendations for techniques and recipes to enhance your grilling game.

AOG Grills

American Outdoor Grills (AOG) bring elegance to your outdoor kitchen, transforming the backyard barbecue into a fine dining experience. The rounded hood,
contoured face and smooth satin finish create a sleek stylish appearance, while the large cooking surface and precise thermometer allow safe and easy meal
preparations. AOG grills are constructed from the highest grade commercial stainless steel with long-lasting solid brass valves, making it possible for you to share the pleasures of open-air cooking with friends and family for decades to come. Learn more at  
https://www.americanoutdoorgrill.com/grills/

Recipe: Grilled Ratatouille Recipe | Bobby Flay | Food Network

Bobby Flay’s Ratatouille is a “must try”! 

BROILMASTER

Since 1966, grilling enthusiasts have trusted Broilmaster for exceptional performance, durability, and unmatched support. Backed by quality and support, Broilmaster owners
grill on their Broilmaster for decades and pass them on to the next generation. 

RECIPE: Garlic Grilled Chicken https://broilmaster.com/garlic-grilled-chicken/ 

View this recipe and more at  https://broilmaster.com/recipes/

 

BIG GREEN EGG

Big Green Egg is now the world’s leading manufacturer of the premier outdoor cooking system, unmatched for its versatility and culinary results – and is a purpose-driven company, using its profits to improve the lives of at-need children around the world. 
RECIPE: Grilled Salmon with Maple Glaze https://biggreenegg.com/recipes/grilled-salmon-with-maple-glaze/

View this and more recipes at https://biggreenegg.com/recipes/ 

Fire Magic

Known for an unparalleled cooking experience and exceptional culinary results, Fire Magic grills produce more BTUs and have a larger cooking area than other same-size grills. With exceptional features such as Diamond Sear Cooking Grids, cast stainless steel burners and the Magic View Window, Fire Magic continues to raise the bar for premium grills.

RECIPE: Rotisserie Turkey with Citrus and Anise  https://firemagicgrills.com/recipes/rotisserie-turkey-with-citrus-and-anise/

View this and more recipes at https://firemagicgrills.com/recipes/

Stop and visit our showroom to talk all things grilling. Have you considered taking your- outdoor grill game to the next level by installing an outdoor kitchen? We’d love to talk Visit us at  Forest Shore Drive,  Miramar Beach, FL (one mile west of Silver Sands Premium Oulets). Or call us at 850-269-4666

Bay Breeze Patio Official Retailer of EC Woods Outdoor Poly Furniture in Destin, Florida

We’re excited to announce Bay Breeze Patio is now an official retailer for EC Woods, which produces outdoor poly furniture in the U.S. Located in Middlebury, Indiana, EC Woods is comprised of a workforce of excellent craftsmen and women who take great pride in their work. With a foundation in producing high quality interior furniture, they decided to head outdoors and build outdoor furniture in the same style and quality. EC Woods produces a vast array of styles and collections that can fit spaces from small condo balconies to spacious backyard decks.

CALISTOGA OUTDOOR FURNITURE COLLECTION 

Their seating design experts carefully analyzed every width, depth and angle as they developed the CALISTOGA. These versatile sections allow you to set up your patio seating just the way you want it. The arm chair is free standing. Put a left arm and right arm chair together for a love seat or add a no-arm chair in the middle for a sofa. You can add multiple no-arm chairs to make your sofa as long as you wish.

TACOMA BAR

 

The ultimate outdoor bar for entertaining guests, the Tacoma Bar modules offer unlimited design possibilities. With 6 stylish, highly versatile modules ( 20″ bar, 34″ bar, 48″ bar, 60″ bar), you customize for any space to create the perfect entertainment area. From a simple one-piece stand-alone bar to a complex bar with unlimited lengths and shapes, the Tacoma Bar can adapt to any space indoors or outdoors to make your home an entertainment hotspot.

BELMAR OUTDOOR FURNITURE COLLECTION

BELMAR is an excellent choice for those in search of stylish outdoor furniture. This set is ideal for enjoying a morning cup of coffee or a relaxing evening outdoors. The balcony table is perfectly sized for holding drinks or snacks, and its low-maintenance design makes it easy to clean. The barstools offer wide seats and footrests, ensuring that you’re seated comfortably. With its sleek design and sturdy construction, the BELMAR outdoor poly furniture set is the perfect addition to any outdoor space.

FREEPORT OUTDOOR FURNITURE COLLECTION

 

Whether you live in Freeport, Florida or Pelham, Alabama, the FREEPORT Outdoor Furniture Collection offers comfortable seating with a contoured seat and back. The simple, classic yet sleek and polished design is timeless and will be enjoyed years to come. The FREEPORT collection is a great choice for intimate dining experiences with family and friends.

ADJUSTABLE SEAT ADIRONDACK CHAIR

Patent pending LIFT-N-SET ™ technology for effortless seat adjustment, EC Woods Adjustable Seat Adirondack Chair allows you to adjust the seat to the height that’s just right for you. Iconic Adirondack design combined with innovative functionality. Elevate your outdoor experience with unmatched comfort and design.

 

Achieve the full Adirondack experience with ottomans. Built with comfort in mind, these are the perfect resting spot for your tired feet with a contoured and stylish design. The ottomans are durable with foldable functionality. They are easy to transport and can even be stored underneath the chair. Kick your feet up and say “ah.”

LET US HELP YOU CREATE YOUR OUTDOOR DREAMS

Explore the breadth of options available from EC Woods online or stop by our showroom at 32 Forest Shore Drive across from Seascape Resort.  Pair these durable high quality collections with a firetable or outdoor kitchen. For questions call us at 850-269-4666. 

Spring Anniversary & Sales Event, March 22-23, 2024

Join us as we celebrate our 20th year creating outdoor dreams. We invite you to stop by to meet the experts, take advantage of spring sales, enjoy grilling demos at the outdoor kitchen and gain ideas for your backyard refresh this spring. Discounts available on premium outdoor furniture brands, including: 

 

Berlin Gardens

BeachCraft

Castelle

EC Woods

Jensen Leisure

Lane Venture

Lloyd Flanders

POLYWOOD

Ratana

Seaside Casual

Summer Classics

Sunset West

Tropitone

Improve Your Grill Game!

Special offers and demonstrations on DELTA HEAT & FIRE MAGIC Premium Grills

 We’ll have grilling experts and special pricing on premium grill brands, including Delta Heat and Fire Magic. Join us for grilling demonstrations and to talk grills and outdoor kitchens. Whether you’re interested in a  Big Green Egg, a gas grill or an electric grill, we love talking about the benefits of each.  From grill technology and accessories to grilling tips and favorite recipes to where to buy the best premium meats, our Grill Master Wayne and brand experts are ready to answer your questions.

Special thanks to all of our friends and customers who have supported us over the last two decades! We invite everyone to come out and join us for special celebration. Our showroom is located at 34 Forest Shore Drive, Miramar Beach (across from Seascae Resort). Let us help you create your outdoor dreams. 

Warm Your Patio with a Firepit, Firetable or a Fireplace

It’s the perfect time of year to enhance your backyard or patio with outdoor fire products. Whether you’ve been considering a fire table, firepit or outdoor fireplace, Bay Breeze Patio in Miramar Beach, Florida offers a wide array of options. As the official retailer of Firetainment, Real Fyre, Empire Gas Logs & Fireplaces and Tropitone Outdoor Fire Products, we’ve outlined some of the many options below: 

FIRETAINMENT

Firetainment offers exquisite gas fire tables, available in various sizes and colors to suit any preferences. For something truly unique, Firetainment offers custom size or design options. Each piece is a table, and a haven of warmth. Firetables also double as a hibachi and become a cooking surface for heating foods. Firetainment values the uniqueness of each individual’s preferences, and works tirelessly to bring your dream fire pit table to life.

GAS FIREPLACES

 

Empire Comfort Systems manufactures outdoor fireplaces, inserts, logs & burners, cast iron stoves and mantels at the company’s two manufacturing facilities in Belleville, Illinois. An intermittent ignition system eliminates the standing pilot to help save energy and money. The system includes battery back-up located in a wall box for manual or remote operation. Fireplace options include B-Vent fireplaces, Direct-Vent fireplaces, Vent-Free fireplaces, Linear Fireplaces and see-through fireplaces. Empire manufactures three Gas Fireplace Brands: 

American Hearth

Our two fireplace brands share state-of-the-art technology, but each has a decidedly different take when it come to aesthetics. American Hearth starts with a full line of refractory log sets for rich detail. Designed for new homes and remodeling projects, these unique fireplace looks build around traditional styling cues, plus contemporary models with a refreshing take on the modern American home.

White Mountain Hearth

White Mountain Hearth includes refractory and ceramic fiber log sets, plus fireplace designs that serve as the perfect update to your home. Both American Hearth and White Mountain Hearth dealer share access to our specialty lines – including Loft Contemporary, Boulevard Linear, Empire Cast Iron Stoves, and Carol Rose Outdoor.

Plaza

Introducing Plaza luxury fireplaces featuring unlimited design flexibility. Bring any finishing material right up to the opening of the fireplace – no need for non-combustible board or special framing. Discover limitless installation capabilities with Plaza luxury fireplaces. Plaza’a unique venting configuration allows installation in any room and makes unobstructed views a possibility.

FIRE LOGS

Empire Comfort Systems

Empire manufactures log sets and burners to suit any application in sizes ranging from 16 inches to 30 inches, in Natural Gas and LP. Empire offers ceramic fiber, traditional refractory concrete, and Burncrete® logs. Each log is hand-painted to bring out rich details. Vent-Free Burners are approved for use in any certified vent-free firebox. They may be also installed in an existing wood-burning fireplace, with the damper closed, to operate as a vent-free heating system. Empire Comfort Systems gas logs range from the Flint Hill collection to the Tree House collection. 

Real Fyre

 

Inspired by classic design, Real Fyre crafts gas fire logs to look authentic and appear almost real. Real Fyre fire logs look equally beautiful with or without a fire burning. And for those seeking a more contemporary look, Real Fyre also offers a wide range of stunning glass and stone designs too.

Tropitone Fire Products

 

Tropitone® Fire Pits are beautiful, functional, and coordinate with Tropitone® seating and table options. The Burner System produces a wide range of heat output peaking at 90,000 BTUs. This range of output provides the user with versatility for variations in outdoor temperature and activities. The versatile design allows for the combination of one of the Tropitone® brand’s four most popular tabletop designs with one common base. Most importantly, safety was designed into each model and each model has been certified by an independent agency.

We hope you’re inspired to explore the options for fire for your backyard. Whether you’re seeking a firepit, firetable or outdoor fireplace, the team at Bay Breeze Patio is ready to help you design and order the best product to create your outdoor dreams. Visit our showroom at 32 Forest Shore Drive, Miramar Beach, FL or call us at 850-269-4666.

2024 Pantone Color of the Year – Peach Fuzz Infuses an Air of Calm for Backyard Living

Looking for a fresh look for 2024? Explore infusing the 2024 Pantone Color of the Year—Pantone 13-1023 Peach Fuzz. This heartfelt peach hue brings a feeling of kindness and tenderness to a room. This light inviting color communicates a message of care.

The appealing peach hue softly nestled between pink and orange, PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz inspires belonging, recalibration, and an opportunity for nurturing, conjuring up an air of calm. When used for furnishings and décor, the tone is light, open and airy.

While centered in the human experience of enriching and nurturing the mind, body, and soul, the hue is also a quietly sophisticated and contemporary and its gentle lightness is understated but impactful, bringing beauty to any space.

Laurie Pressman from the Pantone Institute shared “PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz awakens our senses to the comforting presence of tactility and cocooned warmth. Sensitive but sweet and airy, PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz evokes a new modernity.”

Why was this color selected? Recalibrating our priorities to align with our internal values, individuals are focusing on health and wellbeing, both mental and physical, and cherishing what’s special — the warmth and comfort of spending time with friends and family, or simply taking a moment of time to ourselves. 

Visually arresting and inviting, PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz is a nurturing peach tone that inspires us to instinctively want to reach out and touch. Conveying a message of tactility that comes through in sueded, velvety, quilted, and furry textures, luxuriously soothing and soft to the touch, PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz is an enveloping peach hue that awakens our senses.

Promoting feelings of gentle warmth whether appearing on a painted wall, in home furnishings, or acting as an accent within a pattern, PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz infuses personalized worlds with a comforting presence. 

We’re excited to share design inspiration from some of our favorite outdoor furniture brands. Stop by our showrooms at 32 Forest Shore Drive in Miramar Beach or call us 850-269-4666 to discover how Peach Fuzz can refresh your backyard vibe.  

Official Retailer of Lloyd Flanders Outdoor Furniture in Destin, Florida

As the official retailer for Lloyd Flanders luxury outdoor furniture in the Destin, Florida area, our team is here to guide you the breadth of options, ranging from dining sets and swings to sectionals and lounge chairs. 

Lloyd Loom® Outdoor Furniture

Lloyd Loom® furniture is made in the same facility where this special process was first developed in 1917. Marshall Burns Lloyd created a process by which cellulose strands are woven into a wicker fabric as an alternative to the then popular method of wrapping cane around a frame. Each hand-crafted piece of Lloyd Loom furniture made today uses the same process to create the loom fabric. This special process ensures the loom will not burr, crack, or peel, resulting in a consistently smooth weave. Explore the 15 Lloyd Loom Collections online ( All Seasons, Catalina, Elements, Essence, Frontier, Hamptons, Mandalay, Nantucket, Reflections, Solstice, Southport, Summit, Universal Loom, Visions and Weekend Retreat) 

Vinyl. 

Lloyd Flanders offers a unique selection of vinyl all-weather wicker furnishings. From the classic romance of Mackinac, inspired by its island namesake, to the modern elegance of Contempo, our vinyl collections represent the best of traditional, transitional and contemporary decor. Lloyd Flanders vinyl furniture is made with 100% virgin vinyl and has no added “fillers.” This ensures that the vinyl remains soft and pliable through many years of use and will hold its shape. UV inhibitors are added to protect from sun damage and prevent excessive fading. Lloyd Flanders offers 11 vinyl collections (Contempo, Grand Traverse, Haven, Largo, Low Country, Mackinac, Magnolia, Mesa, Milan, Teak and Tabago)

Teak. 

Lloyd Flanders offers teak tables that complement our Lloyd Loom and vinyl collections. Premium teak wood is a popular choice for outdoor furniture due to its high oil
content, inherent strength and tight grain. Teak is naturally resistant to decay and doesn’t get brittle with age, adding to its capacity to withstand
climate and environmental changes.
Lloyd Flanders uses only sustainably-grown and -harvested FSC-certified Brazilian teak wood in for their outdoor teak furniture.

Cushioning Premium Outdoor Cushion System.

Lloyd Flanders® cushions feature exceptional comfort and resilience, inherently mildew/bacteria resistant components, and incorporate 1.5 density High Resilience California Fire Rated Foam. Lloyd Flanders® cushions use Bio Comfort® Foam Core cushioning, made with soy-based products. This reduces dependence on petroleum-based products, for an environmentally friendly foam cushion. The Bio Comfort® Foam Core is wrapped with 100% polyester fiber. Bonded to this foam and fiber wrapped core is a 100% polypropylene SMS jacket completely encompassing the cushion. The jacket is composed of two layers of spun bond fabric around an inner layer of meltblown fabric to shed water. View Lloyd Flanders fabric options online.

Let us help you find the Lloyd Flanders collection that will bring your outdoor dreams to life. Bay Breeze Patio also offers outdoor kitchens, premium grills, and
outdoor accessories to complement your outdoor furniture. Call us or stop by our showroom in Miramar Beach to review options and get a quote. We’re proud to
provide local support and service for Panama City, 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Destin, Niceville, Crestview, Freeport, Fort Walton Beach and Navarre,
including product assembly, delivery, and warranty support. Stop by our showroom at 32 Forest Shore Drive, Miramar Beach, FL (across from Seascape Resort) or call us at 850-269-4666. 

The Best Pizza Ovens for Florida Living & Your Backyard

One of the joys of having your own
personal backyard pizza oven is the ease of making meals authentic and fast. At
Bay Breeze Patio, we carry HPC Fire Inspired as well as Alpha Ovens. These
ovens cook fast at high temperatures, and produce one-of-kind results.  

Here’s a look at the benefits and offerings of HPC Fire Inspired pizza ovens and Alfa Pizza Ovens.

HPC Fire Inspired

One of the joys of HPC Fire Inspired pizza oven is that it reaches 950˚F in just 15 minutes for genuine Neapolitan style pizza cooked in 90 seconds. A trusted fire provider since 1975, HPC Fire Inspired has been at the forefront of fire feature products for decades and features several different series. The Forno Series Pizza Oven is a dual fuel oven that can be wheeled around easily. Forno de Pizza’s classic design complements its black cart and intricate handcrafted glass mosaic oven. Every oven is uniquely handcrafted and is powered by HPC’s electronic ignition system. The gas valve system is the safest and most reliable on the market. With a choice of six glass mosaic colors, its elegant finish is as personal as your backyard. The Villa Series is the hearth and oven built-in. Available in LP as well as natural gas, The Villa oven is the lightest authentic brick-dual-fuel oven on the market. Created to be built-in to a 35” deep counter or more, The Villa is coined the safest operable wood and gas fueled oven and is ideal for outdoor kitchens.

 

We teamed with John at Dude. Food. Fire. and put the HPC Fire Inspired Oven to the test at a charity wine festival. See the delicious results here. Stop by our showroom to test HPC Fire, a trusted brand that lights every time. 

ALFA Wood Fire Grills 

One of the most popular backyard pizza ovens on the market today is Alfa Ovens due to their heat genius innovative technology that allows you to cook the pizza base and condiments at different temperatures. Three technologies make this possible: 

HeatKeeper™ Refractory Brick – The Heat Keeper™ brick, produced at the Alfa plant in Italy, absorbs and stores heat. The Heat Keeper™ refractory brick is crucial for quickly cooking a pizza, making it soft and crispy at the right point without burning it.

DoubleDown Ceramic Superwool® Insulation – The space between the stainless steel walls of an Alfa home oven is filled with DoubleDown Ceramic Superwool® insulation. This European ceramic fibre offers twice the heat resistance of rock wool used by other pizza oven manufacturers. It also retains heat better and allows pizzas to cook to perfection.

Patented Full Effect Full Circulation Flue System® This particular system optimizes the circulation of hot air inside Alfa ovens. Rather than being evacuated quickly through the flue, as takes place in other pizza ovens, the hot air circulates in the cooking chamber and is pushed down to further heat the refractory brick and pizza.  In Alfa ovens, the heat is pushed in an “around and down” and then conveyed by a special deflector to the flue to be expelled. In doing so, the oven always maintains the right temperature so as to optimally cook both the base and the condiments of your pizza.

Alfa has introduced its most portable and most affordable oven yet—the new gas-fired Moderno Portable. With its Italian design and innovative temperature technology, Portable is Alfa’s most compact pizza oven and is perfect for cooking one pizza at a time. Available in portable, compact, medium or large, Alfa Pizza Ovens can cook up to 5 pizzas at one time.

We are the official local retailer for HPC Fire Inspired and Alfa Ovens, and we invite you stop by our showroom at 32 Forest Shore Drive (one mile west of Silver Sands) and test for yourself the joys of a backyard, personal pizza oven.  Online purchases coming soon. For more information or discuss the joys grilling, call Wayne Paul at 850-269-4666.

9th Annual Eggs On the Beach Cooking Competition Raises $44,500 for Local Non-Profits, including Food for Thought & Fisher House of the Emerald Coast

The 9th Annual Big Green Egg cooking competition, Eggs on the Beach, raised $44,500 for local non-profits. The event, which was held Oct. 14 at Seascape Towne Center, featured a diverse array of deliciously creative bites, including alligator, venison and lamb creations. Presented by Bay Breeze Patio, Eggs on the Beach hosted 22 cook teams competing for cash, prizes and trophies. Proceeds from the event were then divided between the winning non-profit cook teams and the two benefiting charities, Food for Thought and Fisher House of the Emerald Coast. This year, both received an $18,500 donation to support their mission.

 

The non-profit cook teams were awarded a cash donation toward their cause. This year’s nonprofit winners with most taster votes were first place: Healing Paws for Warriors partnered with Swiftly Catered presenting a Trinidad Spice Pork Tenderloin, Bourbon Caramel Balsamic Apple with a Grilled Pear Cobbler with Sweet Potato Pone Cake with Candied Pecans & Bourbon Cane Syrup, which earned the nonprofit $3,500; In second place: South Walton Academy The Eggstras presented Bacon Wrapped Venison with Banana Pepper, which earned a $2,500 donation; and securing third place: The Brotherhood of Distinguished Gentleman: Walton County Juvenile Justice presented Smoked Brisket on Biscuit with Pickled Onion, which allowed them to achieve $1,500 for their nonprofit. These nonprofits earned bragging rights and a cash donation toward their causes.

 

The diverse bites cooked on the Big Green Egg ranged from fresh seafood and smoked meats to cajun delicacies and desserts. The first-place winner was ‘Keggs Over Easy, earning the most taster votes and a Large Big Green Egg for their Texas Twinkies jalapeno bites and Angels Envy Texas Tea! Two teams tied for second place: Saltwater Restaurants who presented Smoked Gulf Shrimp and Pineapple with Angels Envy Teriyaki Glaze and Bourbon Smoked Pineapple Smash, while Team Indyne & RT&T Technology, who presented Cajun Gulf Shrimp and Sausage with Angels Envy Remoulade and Angels Envy dessert paired with Angels Envy Stone Fence Cocktail both earned a second place a medium Big Green Egg. In third place, Captain’s Choice presented Smoked Brisket, and was awarded a Mini-Max Big Green Egg.

 

The cook teams also presented their inspiring creations to five honorary judges who ranked bites on taste, appearance and creativity. First place Judge’s Trophy was awarded to Kegs Over Easy for their Texas Twinkies; Second place Judge’s Trophy was presented to Brotherhood of Distinguished Gentleman: Walton County Juvenile Justice for their smoked brisket, and third place Judge’s Trophy was awarded to Nice Racks for their BBQ Sandwich Shot. The judge’s also presented an honorable mention to Brock cooking for the Fisher House for their Bourbon Honey Glazed Smoked Sausage Gravy & Biscuits. Honorary judges included Chef Jude Tauzin, corporate chef for Tony Chachere’s (Acadia, LA); Chef Dan Dederous, corporate chef for Hilton Sandestin; Nikki Nickerson, founder of Cowgirl Hospitality Group; Carrie Honaker, Florida Food & Travel Writer; and Chef Chad Donelson of Bitterroot.

 

Teams had the opportunity to infuse Angels Envy Bourbon into their recipe and compete for the Best Angels Envy Bite. Earning first place and a barrel head and bottle of Angels Envy Bourbon was the Sea Market for their dessert bite. Food For Thought team earned second place and Florida Q was awarded third place for their Angel Envy bite. Shaun Cooper and Nick Hogan presented the awards as well as served samples of Angels Envy Bourbon neat and infused in craft cocktails.

 

Eggs on the Beach benefits The Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, which provides a home away from home for military families during medical treatment, and Food for Thought, which aims to fight childhood hunger and food insecurity among students in Walton and Okaloosa Counties. Since its inception in 2013, Eggs on the Beach has donated more than $295,000 to local nonprofits.

 

For those who have considered purchasing a Big Green Egg, a limited number of Demo Eggs, which were used during the competition, are available at a discounted price. View sizes and pricing at EggsontheBeach.com or visit us at the Bay Breeze Patio showroom at 32 Forest Shore Drive, Miramar Beach, Fla.

 

Honorary Judges Announced for 9th Annual Eggs on the Beach, Oct. 14

Returning to Seascape Towne Center on Oct. 14, Eggs on the Beach will unite grilling enthusiasts in healthy competition. Each year, cook teams vie for the Taster’s Choice Awards and a chance to win a Big Green Egg. But serious bragging rights are achieved with the coveted Judge’s Awards, in which cook teams compete for recognition by a distinguished panel of honorary judges.

The 2023 panel of culinary experts ranges from Tony Chachere’s Corporate Chef to a Michelin restaurant-trained chef to a local restauranteur and a contributing food writer. With their diverse backgrounds and expertise, each judge will evaluate bites based on taste, creativity and presentation.

This year’s honorary judges include: Chef Jude Tauzin, corporate chef for Tony Chachere’s from Lafayette, LA; Chef Dan Tederous, corporate chef for Hilton Sandestin; Nikki Nickerson, founder of Cowgirl Hospitality Group; Carrie Honaker, Florida Food & Travel Writer for Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, and Wine Enthusiast, among others; and Michelin restaurant-trained Chef Chad Donelson, executive chef of Bitterroot. Here’s a glance at their diverse backgrounds…

 

Jude Tauzin, Corporate Chef for Tony Chachere’s Creole Foods

Chef Jude Tauzin attended Johnson & Wales University in Charleston, S.C., graduating in Culinary Arts. He returned to his hometown (Opelousas, La.) and went to work for Tony Chachere’s Creole Foods, testing recipes for the Second Helping cookbook. Tauzin later accepted the Sous Chef position at Charley G’s in Lafayette, before moving to Atlanta to help open Comeaux’s Louisiana Bar & Grill as Executive Chef. Over the years, he’s worked at acclaimed restaurants throughout Louisiana, Georgia, and Texas. In 2012, Chef Tauzin returned to Tony Chachere’s Creole Foods as Corporate Chef. Tauzin is active in the Acadiana Chapter of the American Culinary Federation and supports numerous charitable events throughout the year.

 

Chef Dan Tederous, Executive Chef Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa

Named executive chef at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in 2021, Dan Tederous oversees the property’s culinary outlets and event dining programs. Tederous leads efforts in creating and implementing standard, seasonal, and special holiday menus consisting of quality ingredients and coastal resort favorites. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a degree in Business Communications, Tederous discovered his passion for cooking while working at a fine-dining restaurant outside of Atlanta. Recognizing his talent, the executive chef of the restaurant offered Tederous his first job as sous chef. Over the last 20 years, Tederous has enhanced his culinary experience by serving as chef de cuisine at Delmonico Steakhouse in Las Vegas, Nevada; executive sous chef at Mauna Kea Resort in Waimea, Hawaii; and banquet chef at Four Seasons Hualalai in Kona, Hawaii.

 

Nikki Nickerson, Founder of the Cowgirl Hospitality Group

Nikki Nickerson is a serial entrepreneur that loves farm-to-table cuisine, an amazing glass of wine, and bringing people together. She is the founder of the Cowgirl Hospitality Group, which includes Cowgirl Kitchen in Rosemary Beach, Cowgirl Kitchen West in Blue Mountain Beach, CK’s Feed & Supply in Rosemary Beach, Blue Mabel Restaurant and Bar in Blue Mountain Beach, and Southern Belle Catering – all known for comforting, delicious food and an experience that will keep you coming back. Nikki goes against the grain in a male-driven industry. She made “kick back cuisine” a thing. She’s a fearless leader. She’s strong, she’s driven, and she embraces her grit that made the Cowgirl dream a reality. In 2019, Nikki was selected as a James Beard Fellow. She believes in gathering, breaking bread, sharing wine, and spending time with people.

 

Carrie Honaker, Food & Travel Writer

Carrie Honaker is a Florida-based food and travel writer who is not sure where she will land next, but it will involve messy eating, a spicy Tempranillo, and finding the local farmers market. She has hauled oyster cages off the Forgotten Coast of Florida, harvested indigenous crops with the Abenaki Tribe in Vermont, learned to make beef patties from a Jamaican auntie, made Guavaberry Liqueur with a 7th generation distiller on St. Maarten, and stomped cacao pods in Grenada. She writes about food, drink, travel, and culture for Bon Appetit, Conde Nast Traveler, Wine Enthusiast, Southern Living, Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine, and many more. 

 

Chef Chadwick Donelson, Executive Chef of Bitterroot
An exceptional meal is a combination of a thousand different decisions. Much in the same way a great chef is a blend of all the experiences he’s had along on the way. Chef Chadwick puts the very essence of every award-winning restaurant he’s been a part of into everything he creates. Bitterroot’s menu is a direct reflection of his story. His humble beginnings helping out around his local bingo parlor led to him serving on the opening team for Jim Shirley’s The Bay restaurant. From there he relocated to the DC area to work at a collection of 1-Star Michelin Restaurants that grew to achieve 2-, 3- and 4-star Michelin ratings. Today Chef Chadwick enjoys creative liberties at Bitterroot serving up the freshest foods in new and unexpected ways.

These culinary experts will mix and mingle with the crowd tasting each team’s creative bite and judging it based on taste, creativity and presentation to award this year’s Judge’s Trophy winners.

Make plans to attend the 9th Annual Eggs on the Beach Cooking Competition, Oct. 14 at Seascape Resort. Learn more, register a cook team or purchase taster tickets at EggsontheBeach.com. (TIP: Save on service fees by purchasing your taster ticket with cash or check at Bay Breeze Patio, 32  Forest Shore Drive, Miramar Beach (across from Seascape Resort). 

Labor Day Sales Event – Special Pricing and Discounts on Summer Classics, POLYWOOD, Tommy Bahama, & In-Stock Wicker Outdoor Furniture

Summer has been hard on your outdoor furniture, especially in Destin, Florida. Now is a great time to update your outdoor space in time for Fall grill outs, game day celebrations, and outdoor entertaining. To help stretch your budget, some of the most popular brands, including Summer Classics, POLYWOOD, and Tommy Bahama, are offering special pricing and discounts. In addition, our in-stock sectionals and wicker outdoor furniture are also on sale now through Sept. 5. Here’s a look at the participating brands and special offers:

Summer Classics

From the materials to the designs themselves, every Summer Classics piece is a combination of timeless style and modern materials and built to last for generations. For more than 40
years, Gabriella White has been a premier manufacturer of luxury furniture and accessories. Designed for both form and function to provide long-lasting comfort, Summer Classics Outdoor Furniture  features timeless designs that combine traditional craftsmanship with modern materials that last a lifetime. 
With a diverse offering of materials and styles, Summer Classics is available in UV Resistant Resin Wicker, Harvested Teak, 304-grade Stainless Steel, Cast Aluminum and Wrought Aluminum. The aluminum collections are available in 6 different finishes and are as versatile as they are functional. Discounts are on some of their most popular collections, including their Harvest Teak Outdoor Furniture. , 

POLYWOOD

One of our most popular brands for Adirondack chairs and outdoor furniture is  POLYWOOD due to its durability and style. From classic Adirondack chairs to dining sets to benches and rocking chairs to deep seating, POLYWOOD outdoor furniture is stain and fade resistant outdoor and was designed to withstand harsh outdoor conditions. Made from 100% recycled plastics, POLYWOOD is eco-friendly. Select styles are on sale now and available in a variety of colors. 

TOMMY BAHAMA

Offering innovative designs, remarkable comfort, an array of performance fabrics, and upholstery customization, Tommy Bahama’s diverse collection of outdoor furniture is available in a variety of styles. From classic to tropical to contemporary, Tommy Bahama Outdoor Furniture is ready to bring the tropical feel to any backyard. Popular Tommy Bahama Collections include Ocean Breeze Prominade, Stillwater Cove, Abaco, Seabrook Silver Sands, South Beach, St. Tropez, and Kingstown Sedona. Special pricing available on select collections.  

IN-STOCK WICKER & SECTIONALS

Bay Breeze Patio is proud to offer the largest selection of in-stock wicker furniture in the region. Available in an array of styles and products, including sectionals, dining sets and love seats, our in-stock wicker is available for immediate pick-up or scheduled delivery within days. Enjoy the special pricing, discounts and great savings for this Labor Day Sales Event now through Sept. 5. Stop by our showroom at 32 Forest Shore Drive, Miramar Beach, FL (across from Seascape Resort) or call us at 850-269-4666. Let us help you create your outdoor dreams.

BONUS! MEMPHIS WOOD FIRE GRILLS LABOR DAY SALE!

Enjoy 20% off Memphis Elite ITC 3.0 Cart or Built-in, or a Memphis Pro ITC 3.0 Cart or Built-in now through September 5, 2023.

Cook Team Registration Open for the 9th Annual Eggs On the Beach

SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 14, 2023

Big Green Egg Fest, Eggs on the Beach, at Seascape Resort

Cook team registration is now open for the 9th Annual “Eggs on the Beach” EggFest Cooking Competition on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach.  As one of the official Big Green Egg Festivals held around the country, Eggs on the Beach has earned a reputation as one of the most fun, cook-friendly competitions in the Southeast.

We have enjoyed growing this annual cooking competition over the past eight years, and are humbled by the outpouring of support and positive feedback for the annual event.

The event is made possible through the amazing talent and efforts of our cook teams. We’re extremely grateful for their hard work and are looking forward to welcoming back our previous participants as well as first-time competitors. In addition, we’re excited to add a new category this year—a Kids Competition!

Cook Teams are invited to create bite size portions of their favorite recipes to be judged by the public as well as honorary judges. Each team of up to six is given a large or extra-large Big Green Egg to use during the competition. Bay Breeze Patio provides the lump charcoal, fire starter, table, and tent. Tasters vote for their favorites, as teams vie for bragging rights and prizes, including the grand prize, a brand new large Big Green Egg. In addition to the People’s Choice Awards, Cook Teams may compete for Judge’s Awards, and Non-profit Teams Awards, which includes a donation toward their cause.

New to this year’s event, Eggs on the Beach will include a Junior Chefs Competition. Open to five youth cook teams, the junior cook team category will allow young chefs, ages 8-14, an opportunity to showcase their talents and compete for the grand prize—a Mini-Max Big Green Egg. Second and third place runners up will receive a grilling tool set and all winners will be recognized with a medal and bragging rights. Junior Cook Teams may include up to five young chefs and one adult chef per team, and will present their bite to the honorary judges who will evaluate each bite based on taste and presentation.

Eggs on the Beach benefits two local charities–the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and Food for Thought.

For those who are interested in owning a Big Green Egg, demo Eggs, which will be used during the event, will be sold in advance with nest (metal stand) and plate setter for a discounted price. Both large and XLarge Eggs will be sold and all come with a limited lifetime warranty and a complementary ticket to attend Eggs on the Beach. Demo Eggs can be picked up after the event, between 3-4 p.m. on October 14.

Cook team registration is $50 for a team of six and each team member will receive a welcome bag, including a commemorative t-shirt and Wayne’s Get Grillin’ Rubs. Youth Cook Team registration is $25 and includes welcome bag for each participant. Cook team fees are waived for non-profit cook teams, which are competing for a cash donation toward their cause. Teams can register online at EggsontheBeach.com, or to avoid online fees, register in-person at Bay Breeze Patio (32 Forest Shore Drive, Miramar Beach, Fla.).

Taster tickets are also on sale now with special advance pricing of $45/adult, $15/child (age 11-17) and kids 10 and under are free. Sponsorships are also available. To learn more or to register a cook team or purchase a taster ticket, visit www.EggsontheBeach.com or call 850-269-4666.

 

Spring Outdoor Furniture Sale – Lane Venture, Winston, Summer Classics, Seaside Casual, and More

Spring is in the air and now is the time to refresh your backyard and invest in new outdoor patio furniture. Our spring outdoor furniture sale includes 10% OFF your favorite outdoor furniture brands on select weeks. If you’ve been considering upgrades or improvements for your home or condominium, now is the time to explore our spring sales. Assembly and delivery available for Panama City Beach, 30A, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Navarre, and Crestview.

March 1 – 31 – Lane Venture

March 3 – 31 – Castelle Outdoor Furniture

March 8 – 22 – Tropitone Outdoor Furniture

March 24 – April 7 – Winston Outdoor Furniture

March 24 – April 10 – Seaside Casual Outdoor Furniture

March 24 – April 10 – Summer Classics Outdoor Furniture

March 24 – April 14 – Berlin Gardens Outdoor Furniture

March 24 – April 14 – Lloyd Flanders Outdoor Furniture

March 24 – April 14 – Telescope Outdoor Furniture

March 24 – April 14 – Beach Craft Outdoor Furniture

March 24 – April 20 – Polywood Outdoor Furniture

March 17 – April 21 – Brown Jordan

March 30 – May 2 – Tommy Bahama Outdoor Furniture

May 5 – 19 – Jensen Leisure Outdoor Furniture       

Whether you prefer premium outdoor aluminum furniture, recycled composite furniture, or premium wicker furniture, we have a product line to meet your needs. Here are the benefits of each.

Aluminum Outdoor Furniture

Durable, non-rusting aluminum furniture is a popular choice for those living along the coast. There are a variety of different styles and choices for Aluminum furniture, ranging from traditional to transitional. From aluminum sling dining sets to woven cushion sectionals, there are many options with a wide variety of fabrics. The best part is that the brands we carry are built to last, and most include a 10-15-year warranty on frames, 5-year warranty on paint finishes and 2-year warranty on fabrics. 

Recycled Composite Outdoor Furniture

Designed for harsh coastal conditions, composite furniture is sustainable and long-lasting. With several brands on the market, finding the one you like the best is the hardest part. POLYWOOD is made from HDPE (high-density polyethylene), a durable plastic that is widely used in milk jugs, resulting in millions of landfill-bound and ocean-bound plastics transformed into POLYWOOD lumber each year. Also offering HDPE polymer furniture, Seaside Casual furniture is made from Envirowood, an all-weather marine grade recycled HDPE polymer – the kind found in milk jugs. The furniture is essentially maintenance-free. HDPE material is non-porous and resistant to moisture and fading. It’s built to repel insects, splinting, warping and other hazards of environmental exposure common to wood and wood fiber composite products.

Wicker

Outdoor wicker furniture, aka Resin Wicker patio furniture, can be modern, classic, or traditional. Made from long-lasting synthetic materials, outdoor wicker furniture is popular porches, decks, patios, by pools and in garden areas/sunrooms.

Stop by Our Showroom

We invite you visit our showroom at 32 Forest Shore Drive (across from Seacape Resort) and explore the diverse selection of outdoor furniture collections and take advantage of our incredible Spring Sales Event! 

Certified Retailer of Tropitone Outdoor Furniture for Destin, 30A, & Panama City – Save 10% This Spring

Spring Sales Event! Save 10% Off Tropitone Furniture now through March 22, 2023! 

We’re proud to be the official retailer of Tropitone Outdoor Furniture in the Destin area and set the standard for high-quality, comfortable, and stylish outdoor furniture since 1954 with its commercial  products lines. Originally popular at hotels and resorts, Tropitone® brand products were requested by guests asking where they could buy it and the idea was born.

Tropitone changed the standards for an entire industry by applying the rigorous product and service requirements of the highly demanding commercial market to the residential market to achieve the same standards of excellence. Here’s a glance at the Tropitone’s Outdoor Furniture options:

Sling

Carefree comfort for all occasions.  Tropitone® sling seating provides comfortable and easy-to-maintain alternatives for all occasions. Sling seating is the perfect combination of clean lines, designer fabrics and carefree maintenance. Soft, comfortable and durable sling fabrics are especially designed for a fast paced lifestyle. No muss, no fuss, no worries. Sling Collections: Andover Sling, Cabana Club Sling, Corisca Sling, Elance Relaxed Sling, Kenzo Sling

Cushion

Indoor comfort for the outdoors. Cushion and deep seating outdoor furniture bring enhanced comfort to dining seating. Chaise lounges, loungers, love seats and sofas bring indoor comfort to the outdoors. Cushion seating features RELAXplus® cushions delivering a construction comparable to the most comfortable and durable cushions used for indoor furniture, but utilizing materials specifically designed for the demands of the outdoors. Cushion Collections: Andover Cushion, Contour Cushion, Corisca Cushion, FIT, Kenzo Cushion

Padded Sling

The perfect solution for today’s fast-paced tempo, padded sling patio outdoor furniture combines the style of designer fabrics with the peace of mind offered by the carefree maintenance of sling furniture.  From sling chairs to complete settings, sling patio outdoor furniture offers timeless fashion for any garden, lawn or pool setting. Padded Sling Collections: Andover Padded Sling, Cabana Club Padded Sling, Corisca Padded Sling, Elance Padded Sling, Kenzo Padded Sling

We invite you stop by our showroom at 32 Forest Shore Drive and explore Tropitone Outdoor Furniture’s selection of styles and collections. Or view some options on our Tropitone Furniture page online or call us to schedule an in-home consultation at 850-269-4666. 

2023 Pantone Color of the Year, Viva Magenta, provides vibrant touch to outdoor spaces

In seeking inspiration for creating dream outdoor spaces, we often look to Pantone’s Color of the Year. The 2023 Color of the Year, Viva Magenta, is bold and vibrant.

The crimson hue is inspired by the red of cochineal, one of the strongest and brightest dyes in the world.

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, shared that her vision for the assertive shade “Is that it will encourage you to be braver with your home’s design choices.”

Viva Magenta has the potential to bring bright pops of color to flat monotone spaces through throw pillows, umbrellas, and outdoor art. For a bold approach, select vibrant magenta colored cushions and brighten the entire room.

Our team is ready to support designers and homeowners achieve their dream outdoor living space. Visit our showroom in Miramar Beach across from Seascape Resort and one mile west of Silver Sands Premium Outlets at 32 Forest Shore Drive, Miramar Beach, FL.

Official Retailer for Summer Classics serving Panama City to Destin, Florida

We are proud to be an official retailer of Summer Classics outdoor furniture, serving Northwest Florida including Panama City, 30A, Miramar Beach, and Destin. Summer Classics is a family-owned business that has been creating outdoor furniture for more than a quarter century. Combining timeless materials like exclusive resin wicker, cast aluminum, teak, and iron with innovative designs, Summer Classics is timeless yet fashionable. Here’s a look at some of the Summer Classics Collections.

 

Astoria Collection

Summer Classics is proud to offer the inviting Astoria collection, updating this furniture classic with fresh aluminum details creating luxury, comfort and style.  The wicker is made with the most extensive UV resistant protocol to date, N-dura™ resin.  For additional durability, the N-dura™ wicker is memory tested and hand woven over heavy gauge aluminum, individually finished with an antiqued application and fine braiding detail to ensure quality and style.  The Oyster grey hue fits comfortably into any color scheme and allows for endless design variations.

 

Athena Collection

 Relaxation was the goal when creating Athena Reticulated. This collection innovates by fully upholstering the frame in our woven, N-dura resin wicker over a water-resistant reticulated foam cushion core. Offered in oyster and black walnut, this collection requires minimum care, making it the perfect worry-free outdoor furniture collection.

 

Bentley Collection

 Relax in the Bentley Collection, where luxury meets low maintenance. Traditional with a twist, this collection innovates by fully upholstering the aluminum frame in our woven, N-Dura resin wicker over a water-resistant reticulated foam cushion core. Tapered aluminum legs and delicate curved arms give a unique elegance to a timeless design.

 

Charleston Aluminium

 Inspired by Charleston, NC, known for a rich blend of cultures and craftsmanship, this collection blends a classic wide plank coastal furniture design with updated proportions and technological sensibility. Available in a number of finishes, our wrought aluminum has hand polished, 360-degree welds, completed in our ultra UV resistant powder-coated finish.

 

Explore these and many more outdoor furniture collections by Summer Classics online or visit our showroom at 32 Forest Shore Drive, one mile west of Silver Sands Premium Outlets.

Tips for Buying Outdoor Furniture in Destin, Florida

We’ve been making outdoor dreams a reality for more than a decade, and we know that finding outdoor furniture that can withstand Destin’s harsh coastal climate is no small feat. We’re proud to carry American-made products that are built with the premium materials and quality craftsmanship. Over the course of managing our business, here are some of the frequently asked questions we hear.  

Where can I find the best outdoor furniture selection near 30A and Destin, Florida?

We are proud to carry the largest selection of in-stock, outdoor wicker furniture in the region. We offer 9 private label wicker collections year-round. Whether you need a dining set or a sectional, our in-stock wicker products are stylish and durable. In addition, we carry the best selection of premium outdoor furniture brands, including Tropitone, POLYWOOD, Brown Jordan, and Lloyd Flanders, among many others. Bay Breeze Patio is consistently voted “Best of the Emerald Coast” for Outdoor Furniture by the readers of Emerald Coast Magazine.

 

How long should my outdoor furniture last?

Good patio furniture should last a minimum of 10 years. Our brands are covered by a 10- to 15-year manufacturer warranty on materials and workmanship. The durability of your patio furniture depends on maintenance, materials, and climate. Due to Florida’s harsh coastal climate, we carry brands that use non-corrosive materials, including aluminum, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) made from recycled plastics, extremely durable IPE wood, and outdoor wicker.

 

Why should I shop local instead of purchasing outdoor furniture online?

By shopping local, you’ll enjoy personalized service, product assembly and local delivery. Once delivered, we’re here to answer questions and provide warranty support for the life of your furniture. Whether it’s a small condominium patio or a large backyard, we partner with you to create your outdoor dreams.


We are proud to offer the most durable, long-lasting outdoor furniture, premium grills and outdoor kitchens in the region. Let us help you create the outdoor room of your dreams. Visit our showroom at 32 Forest Shore Drive, one mile west of Silver Sands Premium Outlets. 

Our Private Label Outdoor Wicker Furniture Collections are Available Now

For those who don’t want to wait to make your outdoor dreams a reality, check out our in-stock outdoor wicker furniture. We carry the largest selection of in-stock wicker furniture in the region and our team is ready to help you assemble pieces that fit your space, style and budget. Our private label in-stock wicker furniture collections offer a wide array of options. From loveseats and sectionals to dining sets and loungers, our in-stock outdoor wicker furniture collections offer durability, style and functionality. Here’s a look at each of our in-stock collections:   

 

These private label outdoor wicker furniture collections are in-stock and available now. Visit our showroom at 32 Forest Shore Drive, Miramar Beach, FL (1 mile west of Silver Sands Premium Outlets) or call us at 850-269-4666.  

8th Annual Eggs On the Beach Cooking Competition Raises $45,000 for Local Non-Profits, including Food for Thought & Fisher House of the Emerald Coast

We’re excited to announce that the 8th Annual Big Green Egg cooking competition, Eggs on the Beach, raised $45,000 for local non-profits. The event, which was held Oct. 15 at Seascape Towne Center, served up a diverse array of deliciously creative bites. We were proud of the 20 cook teams who brought their A-game and served incredible culinary creations. Proceeds from the event were divided between the winning non-profit cook teams and the two benefitting charities, Food for Thought and Fisher House of the Emerald Coast. This year, they both received a $19,500 donation to support their mission.

 

Non-Profit Winners

First Place: Healing Paws for Warriors cooked by Swiftly Catering who presented a Korean Brisket burnt end with pickled veggies bite (prize: $3,000 donation); 

Second Place: The Eggstrahs cooking for South Walton Academy won for their bacon bites (prize: $2,000 donation)

Third Place: Food for Thought for their handmade meatballs and earned the organization (prize: $1,000 donation).

 

Judge’s Award Winners

Thanks to our five honorary judges who ranked bites on taste, appearance and creativity. Judges included the Texas barbecue spice creator of Dude Food Fire

Chef John O’Neil, award-winning Chef Al Massa of Brotula’s Seafood House, private Chef Kali Davis, Seagar’s Prime Steakhouse General Manager Michael McIntosh,
and freelance food writer Abigail Abesamis Demarest. 

First Place: Sea Market for their pork and fish combination of Knob Creek marinated smoked pork belly with smoked gouda mac-n-cheese and smoked Scottish Salmon with a passion fruit reduction; 

Second Place: InDyne & RT&T for their bacon wrapped Gulf-shrimp and homemade banana pudding with sweet Knob Creek Bourbon drizzle;
Third Place: Brock Pest Control for Fisher House of the Emerald Coast for their Beef Tenderloin Medallions with smoked mashed potatoes, and smoked cobbler with ice
cream.

 

Taster’s Choice Award Winners

From appetizers to main courses to desserts, cook teams demonstrated the diverse cooking capability of the Big Green Egg.  This year’s Taster Choice Award Winners, included 

First Place: K’Eggs Over Easy for Texas Twinkies and Knob Creek Texas Tea; 

Second Place: Nice Racks BBQ for their smoked pork bites;
Third Place: InDyne & RT&T for their grilled bacon wrapped Gulf shrimp with Maryland Remoulade Sauce.

 

Winning Knob Creek Bites

Teams had the opportunity to infuse Knob Creek Bourbon into their recipe and compete in the Knob Creek category as well. 

First Place: K’eggs Over Easy, 

Second Place: Brock Pest Control for Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, 

Third Place: Sea Market.  

 

Proceeds Benefit

Eggs on the Beach benefits The Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, which provides a home away from home for military families during medical treatment,
and Food for Thought, which aims to fight childhood hunger and food insecurity among students in Walton and Okaloosa Counties. 
Since its inception in 2013, Eggs on the Beach has donated more than $250,500 to local non-profits.

 

 If you’ve thought of owning a Big Green Egg, we invite you visit the Bay Breeze Patio showroom at 32 Forest Shore Drive, Miramar Beach, Fla. Save the date for the 9th
Annual Eggs on the Beach, Oct. 14, 2023. Learn more at 
EggsontheBeach.com

Tickets On Sale for 8th Annual Eggs on the Beach Cooking Competition, Oct. 15, at Seascape Resort

Tickets are on sale now for 8th Annual Eggs onthe Beach Big Green Egg cooking competition returning to Seascape Resort in Mi ramar Beach on Oct. 15, 2022. Presented by Bay Breeze Patio, the garden-party-style event celebrates the delicious results of cooking on the Big Green Egg while benefitting two local charities–the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and Food for Thought.

 

The 2022 Eggs on the Beach Festival will be held on the deck overlooking the pond at the Seascape Towne Centre. With the Seascape outdoor tiki bar as the centerpiece and flat screen TVs airing the top college football games, tasters are invited to walk the perimeter sampling delectable bites from a variety of cook teams competing for votes. Live music b Dan Collins and Becca of Black Eyed Blonde, a Knob Creek tasting area, seasonal beer samples from Abita Beer and Grayton Beach Beer Company, and chance to win a mini-Max Big Green Egg.

 

Taster tickets provide access to the event as well as unlimited bites and five tickets to vote for the “People’s Choice” winner. From backyard grillers to local restaurants to non-profit organizations, cook teams present a wide variety of dishes, ranging from meats and seafood to veggies and desserts, all cooked on the Big Green Egg.  Cook teams will be competing in a variety of categories, aiming to impress both judges and tasters. Five honorary judges-Chef John O’Neil of Dude Food Fire, Private Chef Kali Davis, Mike McIntosh of Seagar’s Prime Steakhouse, Chef Al Massa of Brotula’s Seafood House and Forbes Food Writer Abigail Abesamis Demarest- will be in attendance sampling bites to present the coveted Judge’s Award Trophies. Tasters vote for their top 5 bites to determine the “People’s Choice” winners, which gives bragging rights and a brand new Big Green Egg. 


Non-profit cook teams will be competing for a donation toward their cause. Last year, four local non-profit cook teams, including Healing Paws for Warriors, South Walton Academy, Sinfonia Gulf Coast and Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast, earned the most taster votes and cash toward their cause.

 

Proceeds from Eggs on the Beach benefit The Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, which provides a home away from home for military families during medical treatment, and Food for Thought, which aims to fight childhood hunger and food insecurity among students in Walton and Okaloosa Counties.  Eggs on the Beach has donated more than $205,500 to local non-profits since its inception in 2013.

 

For those who have considered purchasing a Big Green Egg, Demo Eggs, which are used during the competition, are available for pre-sale at a discounted price. Demo Eggs are available in Large
or XLarge and come with a nest (metal stand) and plate setter along with a limited lifetime warranty. Demo Eggs are used during the event and will be  available for pick-up between 4 – 5 p.m. on October 15.

 

Eggs on the Beach will take place from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2022. Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 day of the event. For Grill Masters, cook team registration is still open as well. Learn more and purchase tickets at www.EggsontheBeach.com.

 

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Tips for Creating an Irresistible Backyard for Entertaining in Destin, Florida and Beyond

By Barb Ambrose

Looking to elevate your entertaining options at home? Look no further than your backyard. An upgraded outdoor space will impress your guests and enhance your home’s enjoyment. Here are some tips to make your yard a crowd-pleasing paradise for your next party.

Party Platform

A new or upgraded deck or patio should be the starting point for your outdoor oasis. If you’re installing a deck, consider lower-maintenance composite materials. Don’t overlook the railing: it’s an important design element that can modernize the space. A drink rail is a trending finish that gives your guests a place to set their beverage. Patios dress up the ground level, and you can customize the look with stone, pavers, or concrete.

OUTDOOR SEATING

What’s an outdoor space without plenty of places to kick back and relax? Bay Breeze Patio has everything you’ll need to outfit your space. This includes tables, chairs, sectionals and loveseats, and much more. The Polywood collection offers durable, all-season furniture. Put pops of color in the mix with Polywood’s popular Adirondack chairs. Add elegant seating solutions with a Polywood dining table.

Outdoor Cooking

One of the biggest trends in outdoor living spaces is an outdoor kitchen. These go far beyond a grill on the deck. Upscale versions include built-in grills, under-counter refrigerators, ice makers, and even pizza ovens. An outdoor kitchen adds convenience and increases the value of your home. And because of the Emerald Coast’s temperate climate, you’ll use it for entertaining throughout the year.

Light the Night

Keep the party going into the night with outdoor lighting. Incorporate LED lights into your patio or deck, especially on stairs and railings. String lights are a festive touch above the deck or along fences. You can light up walkways with inexpensive solar lights for an illuminating touch.

Stay Cool

Beat the heat by adding shade to your outdoor retreat. Umbrellas are a classic choice that let you incorporate color with bright fabrics. Pergolas with covers or curtains make a stylish statement while keeping you cool. Shade sails protect you from the sun while adding a modern look to your backyard.

 

Make a Splash

Turn your yard into a true outdoor oasis with a swimming pool. This is a significant investment, but it can be a good one in Florida, especially if most homes around you have one. Plus, it’s hard to resist a pool party during the summer.

 

Upgrading your backyard allows you to spend more time outside without leaving home. You’ll have more room to host gatherings, and your space will be the place where everyone wants to be.

 

 

This blog was contributed by Barb Ambrose, a home stager and landscape design writer. She loves entertaining and playing in her backyard, but she despises yard work.  She recently expanded her patio and added an outdoor kitchen so she has less grass to mow.