Congrats to Melissa Everatt, the 2015 Burger Throwdown Winner

The weather was spectacular as we kicked off the 3rd Annual Bay Breeze Patio Burger Throwdown, March 28. While there were a couple of returning competitors, there were lots of new faces showcasing their culinary prowess for a chance to earn the coveted title of “Best Burger on the Coast.” In addition, we added an element this year. Each contestant was required to incorporate a Wayne’s Get Grillin’ Rub in their burger creation. The results were impressive!

Left to right: Matt Alagrin, Brenda Shoffner, Lauren Delgado, Jim Bagby, Dom Damiano

The distinguished panel of judges, included local media, chefs and VIPs:
Brenda Shoffner & Lauren Delagdo, Food Section editors for the Northwest Florida Daily News (Read about Brenda’s experience in her NWFDN column)
Matt Algarin, editor of the Destin Log/burger & beer aficionado
Jim Bagby, executive director of the South Walton Tourist Development Council & taste tester for Perfect In South Walton Awards
Chef Dom Damiano, founder of Fat Clemenza’s

Melissa Everatt wins the 2015 Bay Breeze Patio Burger Throwdown

We’re excited to announce that Melissa Everatt of Tri-State Distributors was our BIG winner for 2015. Melissa knocked it out of the park in all categories–flavor, creativity and appearance/presentation. Her entry was the Fleur de Lis Burger and she went all out with her New Orleans theme. From the Fleur de Lis on her apron to the Mardi Gras beads and purple and green lettuce used to cradle the burger to accompanying Abita Beer, Melissa’s theme and presentation was exceptional. But since flavor was 50% of the score, Melissa had to prove her culinary skills. She started with a ground pork/sirloin patty, which was wrapped around sausage, seasoned with the Easy Breezy Cajun Wayne’s Get Grillin’ Rub and grilled to perfection. Then it was topped with provolone cheese and muffuletta-relish and Creole mustard. Judge Brenda Shoffner even declared “it tasted like New Orleans on a bun”. The scores from the five judges proved Melissa was the clear winner.

Here’s overview of the delicious creations created by each team:
Team 1: Doug Mordecai, Big Green Egg – Cheese Stuffed Burger

Team 2: Jim Ed, Broilmaster – Blue Burger

Team 3: Scott, Broilmaster – Spicy Mushroom Burger

Team 4: Lyden Lewis, FireMagic – Flyin’ Hawaiian

Team 5: Marcela, Memphis Wood Fire Grill, Surf & Turf

Team 6: Jamie Grieve, Fat Clemenza’s -FireMagic Echelon – Lamb Burger

Team 7: Aurora & Aaron of Rollin’ Smoke on Big Green Egg

Team 8: Melissa Everatt of Tri-State Distributors on FireMagic – Fleur de Lis Burger

Melissa’s winning Fleur de Lis Burger

Team 9: Bob Kirk, Big Green Egg – Ultimate Backyard Burger

We invite you to join us next year. In the meantime, save the date for the 2nd Annual Big Green EggFest “Eggs on the Beach” Sept. 26, 2015 at Seascape Resort. Join the fun as a cook team, sponsor or taster!

Save 20% on Lloyd Flanders Outdoor Furniture thru May 1

Lloyd Flanders has been synonymous with premium outdoor furniture for more than 100 years. Specializing in fine woven furniture, Lloyd Flanders has a reputation for quality and durability.

As the Lloyd Flanders authorized dealer in Destin, Florida, Bay Breeze Patio is participating in the Lloyd Flanders Sales Event, which includes 20 percent off all Lloyd Flanders outdoor furniture collections through May 1, 2015. As an added bonus, Bay Breeze Patio is offering an additional 20% off featured Lloyd Flanders collections.

Lloyd Flanders features 25 collections within three categories: Woven Vinyl, Lloyd Loom and Antiqued Teak.

Lloyd Flanders Mesa Collection

The Woven Vinyl Collections are available in a variety of distinctive colors, textures and styles. Lloyd Flanders handcrafted woven vinyl is manufactured from 100% virgin vinyl and features UV inhibitors to prevent excessive fading. Collections, including Flair, Mesa and Tobago, beautifully showcase the offerings of the Woven Vinyl Collections.

Lloyd Flanders Tobago Collection

The Lloyd Loom Collections use Lloyd Flander’s patented weaving process. Each handcrafted piece of Lloyd Loom® furniture is both versatile and durable with upscale design and stylish comfort, making it one of the most popular all-weather outdoor wicker furniture brands available today. The Hamptons, Mandalay and Reflections Collections demonstrate the beauty and durability of the Lloyd Loom Collections.

Lloyd Flanders Reflections Collection

Bay Breeze Patio is hosting its annual Anniversary Event, March 27-28, which will feature outdoor living experts with Lloyd Flanders as well as Tropitone, Lane Venture, Windham & Skyline, Tommy Bahama, Breezesta, Sunbrella and Poly-wood, and special savings will be offered on all featured collections.

For those looking to upgrade their grill or add an outdoor kitchen, the anniversary event will feature representatives from premium grill manufacturers, including Big Green Egg, Twin Eagles, Delta Heat, Fire Magic, Echelon, AOG, and Broilmaster, offering savings of up to 20 percent. Gas log sets by Superior, Real Fyre and Empire will also be discounted up to 20 percent. Or simply explore the truckload sale of florals, trees and artwork to get your patio ready for spring.

The anniversary event will take place rain or shine at Bay Breeze Patio in Miramar Beach from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fri. and Sat., March 27-28. Bay Breeze Patio is located at 32 Forest Shore Drive in Miramar Beach, one mile west of Silver Sands Premium Outlets.

We invite you to join us and celebrate the finest in outdoor living!

Brown Jordan Sales Event 10% Off Through March 31st

Brown Jordan is known for producing stylish, award-winning designed outdoor furniture. Brown Jordan’s reputation is built on 70 years as an industry leader in innovation and design. The Brown Jordan portfolio features over 30 collections that range in style and materials. Distinctive silhouettes are hand and machine crafted into high quality furnishings that enhance traditional, transitional and contemporary environments.

During the month of March, Brown Jordan is holding a spring sales event, which includes 10% off already reduced prices on all outdoor furniture collections now through March 31, 2015.

Some of Brown Jordan’s new collections, include Escape, Connexion, Il Viale and Fremont. Here’s a glimpse of the new lines:

Brown Jordan Escape

Escape – A handsome woven collection of lounge and dining furniture. The collection includes versatile modular deep seating, a bar height chairs plus stackable arm chairs and chaises.

Connexion – Cleverly designed for comfort and versatility, Connexion allows the effortless composition and functionality to merge. Connexion’s elegant powder-coated aluminum frame is tautly upholstered with Versatex mesh, and fitted with cushions and pillows in Suncloth fabrics that allow for a myriad of captivating color and pattern combinations

Brown Jordan Connexion

Il Viale – A contemporary modular lounge collection, Il Viale draws inspiration from the vibrant culture of modern Italy distilled through an American sensibility. This deep seating collection features a weather-resistant Resinweave seating with a powder coated aluminum frame and plush Suncloth cushions.

Brown Jordan Il Viale

Fremont – Freemont woven offers a fresh interpretation of the popular Fremont collection crafted using weather-resistant Resinweave fibers in a distinctive weave that lends the warmth and depth of rich texture to this classic European-inspired design.

Stop by Bay Breeze Patio this month and take advantage of these great savings! Or plan to join us for our Annual Anniversary Event, March 27-28 for incredible savings throughout the store.

Annual Bay Breeze Patio Anniversary Event, March 27-28

We’re gearing up for the Bay Breeze Patio Annual Anniversary Celebration, March 27-28, 2015. We’ll be kicking off our 11th year serving the Emerald Coast with the best products for outdoor living. Our anniversary is the perfect time to thank our customers and the community for their support and patronage over the years.

We’ve got an incredible weekend planned, including grilling demonstrations and tastings, outdoor fireplace and log demonstrations, outdoor living and design experts, anniversary sales and more.

The festivities begin at 10 a.m. on Friday with representatives from the premier outdoor furniture brands, premium grill lines, hearth products, and decorative accessories, providing demonstrations and answering questions. Outdoor living experts from Tropitone, Lane Venture, Lloyd Flanders, Windham & Skyline, Tommy Bahama, and POLY-WOOD, among others will be on hand to answer questions and provide expert advice and recommendations.

Tropitone Furniture

The celebration resumes on Saturday at 10 a.m. with demos and sales events throughout the day. At 2 p.m., Bay Breeze Patio will host the Third Annual Burger Throwdown. Local Grill Masters as well as representatives from some of the leading grill manufacturers, including Big Green Egg, AOG & FireMagic, Broilmaster, Twin Eagle Grills, Delta Heat Grills, Wilmington Grills, and Memphis Wood Fire Grills, will be competing for the title of “Best Burger on the Emerald Coast.” (Last year, Jody and Kit’s creative combination on the Wilmington Grill was our big winner, earning the title of Best Burger on the Emerald Coast 2014.) Judging will be conducted by local chefs and foodies, including Dom Daminao of Fat Clemenza’s. Come out and cheer on the teams and sample some of the delicious results of these premium grills.

Throughout the weekend, we’ll feature special savings on outdoor furniture, premium grills as well as electric heaters, firepits, fireplaces and gas log systems by Real Fyre, Superior Fireplaces and Empire Comfort Systems. Silk florals, artificial trees and artwork will also be on sale.

We pride ourselves on carrying only the highest quality outdoor furniture that can withstand the Gulf Coast’s harsh conditions. We offer the largest selection of in-stock patio furniture in the region, including 10 collections of outdoor wicker furniture, from small scale pieces to large cushy sectionals.

The anniversary event takes place rain or shine at Bay Breeze Patio in Miramar Beach, one mile west of Silver Sands Premium Outlets. Event hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri. and Sat.

Stop by and see us for this once a year special event, celebrating outdoor living at its finest!

Winston Outdoor Furniture Sale Continues through March 31st

Spring is almost here and it’s a great time to start thinking about improvements to your outdoor space. If you’re ready to upgrade or furnish your patio, deck or porch with new outdoor furniture, now is a great time. Winston Outdoor Furniture recently launched a factory authorized sale featuring up to 45% off its patio furniture collections.

Winston's Belvedere Sling

Winston manufactures a wide variety of Aluminum Sling, Cast and Extruded collections in fashion forward fabrics. As the local authorized dealer, Bay Breeze Patio is offering 45% off in-stock and custom Winston outdoor furniture collections.

Winston's Savoy Cushion Collection

Winston is a great choice for harsh weather conditions like those found in Destin, Fla. as well as the beach communities along Hwy 30A, including Rosemary Beach, WaterSound, WaterColor and Seaside, Florida.

Winston's Palazzo Sling Collection

Winston has been an industry leader and innovator for 40 years. Standing behind its products, Winston offers a manufacturer warranty, which includes a 15 year warranty on frames, 5 year warranty on paint finishes and vinyl straps and 2 year warranty on fabric.

Call (850-269-4666) or stop by our store in Miramar Beach to explore Winston’s diverse selection of stylish, weather resistant outdoor furniture.

2015 Outdoor Living Trends & Color of the Year

Happy New Year! One of the joys of the New Year is dreaming about what we want to accomplish in the year ahead. Many of our clients are considering enhancements to their deck, patio or outdoor living space. If you’re seeking ideas, here are some of the 2015 trends in outdoor living:

2015 Color of the Year - Marsala

1. Earth Tones Are Cool– The 2015 Color of the Year is Marsala, which pairs beautifully with other natural and earthen colors and brings warmth to a room. Pantone notes that Marsala enriches the mind, body and soul, and what better place to incorporate natural colors than the great outdoors. The best part is that Sunbrella weather resistant fabrics are available in colors that incorporate and complement the Marsala hue.

Sunbrella fabrics that reflect & complement the 2015 color of the year

2. Just Add Water – Each year, we see this trend emerge in a new form. Water features are more popular than ever. The soothing sound of water from fountains, waterfalls and bubbling brooks, creates a wonderfully serene outdoor space and reduces background noise.

Lane Venture Upholstered Outdoor Furniture

3. Outdoor Furniture That Looks Like Indoor Furniture –Upholstered outdoor furniture is one of the fast growing trends in outdoor patio furniture. Furniture brands including Lane Venture and Lloyd Flanders have introduced collections that blend outdoor living with indoor designs. By using fade resistant, weather resistant fabrics that are durable and washable, outdoor rooms are as comfortable and stylish as your living room.

Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchen

4. Outdoor Kitchens Cook- Outdoor kitchens continue as a popular trend throughout the nation. These cooking areas feature all the accessories and niceties of indoor kitchens so you never have to go inside. Refrigerators, grills, smokers, stoves, warming drawers, beer taps, and of course, the kitchen sink ensure outdoor enthusiasts have everything they need to prepare the meal and more. Add a cozy fireplace or fire pit, as well as premium outdoor furniture and create an entire outdoor room.

5. Planting for Privacy – The outside world is hectic so creating a serene and private outdoor space is a growing trend. More and more families are using a living boarder to create privacy and buffer noise. Start with a simple collection of container plants on the deck and build to a solid hedge around the perimeter of your yard.

6. Lighting – Customized outdoor lighting can highlight your garden, pool, walkways, outdoor basketball court, entry way and more. The right lighting not only keeps you safe from tripping on your garden path, it adds a warm, welcoming ambiance and a touch of class.

Are you ready to make your outdoor living dreams come true? Visit us online at or call an expert member of our team at 850-269-4666.

Holiday Gifts – 15% Off In-Stock Decorative Accessories

‘Tis the season to hunt for the perfect gift while in Destin, Florida. Whether your friends and family enjoy outdoor living seasonally or year round, Bay Breeze Patio stocks outdoor décor and patio accessories to make outdoor rooms beautiful as well as functional. Now through Dec. 24, 2014, we’re offering 15% off all in-stock decorative accessories.

Here’s some gift giving ideas:

Forever Candles – One of our most popular items are Forever Oil Candles. Featured in coastal and traditional designs, these specialty candles make a great gift for the person who has everything. Simply add oil and these candles can last forever.

Silk Plants – Is your friend or loved one lacking a green thumb? Consider the gift of silks. From table plants to decorative trees, we carry a diverse selection of silks, making it is easy to give a gift that is green and in bloom year round.

Framed pictures and artwork – From weather resistant outdoor artwork to handcrafted Bovano metal sculptures, luxury patio décor is beautiful inside or outside the home.

Accessories for Entertaining – Stylish outdoor plates, serving dishes, glasses, wine accessories, and humorous napkins are just the beginning of the fun in-stock gifts that are sure to make the party planner on your list smile.

Outdoor pillows and rugs – From Elaine Smith designer pillows to Tommy Bahama branded pillows, Bay Breeze Patio stocks several collections of luxury outdoor pillows, ideal for gift giving and stylish comfort.

Pottery and fountains – Come explore our “pot lot” featuring a wide selection of pots and planters in an array of sizes and colors to match any décor. Or consider the gift of relaxation… a bubbling fountain adds beauty and serenity to any outdoor space.

With such a large selection of great gifts, the hardest part is deciding which one they’ll like best!

Bay Breeze Patio Voted “Best of the Emerald Coast” 2014

We are honored to be voted the “best outdoor furniture retailer” on the Emerald Coast for the third year in a row! We’ll be joining all the “Best of the Emerald Coast” winners at Emerald Coast Magazine’s “Best of the Emerald Coast” event, Oct. 25, 2014 at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin from 6-9 p.m. Make plans to attend, and be sure to stop by the Bay Breeze Patio booth to enter to win a large Demo Big Green Egg and nest ($1,100 retail value).

This year, we celebrated our tenth year in business and it has been fun working with residents, visitors, interior designers, resorts, restaurants and homeowner associations to create the most comfortable, long-lasting outdoor spaces. We’d like to thank everyone who voted for us and are grateful for the many friends and clients who have supported us over the years.

All proceeds from the “Best of the Emerald Coast” event benefit the Junior League of the Emerald Coast and the great work they do in our community. Click here to learn more and purchase your tickets in advance.

Eggs on the Beach EggFest BBQ Competition Winners

Thanks to all our volunteers, sponsors, donors and cook teams for making the inaugural Eggs on the Beach EggFest BBQ Competition a BIG success! With the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast as our benefitting charity, we hope our tasters and cook teams had fun raising money for this great cause.

The Fisher House of the Emerald Coast provides a home away from home for military families during medical treatment. Within steps of the Eglin Air Force Base Hospital and Veteran’s Clinic, the Fisher House’s 12 guest suites and a caring staff provide lodging, basic needs and support to active and retired military when they need it most. In 2013, the Fisher House served 621 guests, providing 2004 bed nights, and has already hosted 457 guests in 2014.

We welcomed 25 cook teams competing for the people’s choice award and a Big Green Egg, and five non-profit teams competing for $500 toward their cause.

Our teams included:
Restaurant teams: Fat Clemenza’s, Mama Clemenza’s, Fudpucker’s, Love Meat Tender BBQ, Habanero Grill and Local Catch
Backyard teams: Two Girls and a Big Green Egg, Coastal Dreamin’, Brothers’ BBQ, Fyffe I, Fyffe II, The Egg & I, Up in Smoke, Come & Taste It, Los Fulanos de Tal, and Tatum’s Tots
Business teams: InDyne, Salt Rox, Enco Electronics, Tops’l Warehouses
Charity Teams: Boys & Girls Club, Food for Thought, Rotary Club of Destin, The Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and Emerald Coast Autism Center

And the winner is….
Runner up: Two Girls & A Big Green Egg

Second Place: Coastal Dreamin’

First Place: InDyne

Non-profit winner: Emerald Coast Autism Center

Congrats to all our winners!!!

A special thanks to our sponsors: Seascape Resort, InDyne, Wave 102.1, Silver Sands Premium Outlets, ENCO Electronic Systems, Electric Cart Company, Tops’l Warehouse, Bad Byron’s Butt Rub, Quantum Workplace, Trustmark Bank,, Destin Log and Abita Beer.

Thanks to the following businesses for the generous raffle donations: Big Green Egg, YOLO Bicycle, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties (stay at Beachside Inn), Seascape Resort, Cuvee Bistro, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Vintij’ Wine Boutique, Grill Grates, Whale’s Tail at Seascape, Emerald Bay Golf Course, Fudpucker’s and Abita Beer.
We’d also like to thank Chris Alvarado for the fabulous live music and Aimee Shaffer for serving as our MC. And Bush Cutting Boards for showing us it is possible to cut, chop and slice in style.
Lastly, we are already working on making next year’s Eggs on the Beach even better. Stay tuned for details and thanks so much for enjoying this day with us.

Two Girls & A Big Green Egg received a large number of requests for their recipe for pork belly & watermelon skewers, and they have generously shared their recipe below.
Pork Belly and Watermelon Skewer
As served by Two Girls and a Big Green Egg

This recipe takes 3 days to prepare and grill but it is not hard and does not take much time each day and is worth it – this recipe makes 60 skewers.

For Brine:
• 4 t coriander seeds toasted
• 2 t fennel seeds toasted
• 1 gallon water
• 1 1/3 cups kosher salt
• 2/3 cups granulated sugar
• 3 (4-5 in) fresh chilies, thinly sliced
• 1 T black peppercorns
• 2 shallots sliced
• 3 garlic cloves smashed
• ¾ c daun salam ( Indonesian bay leaves; ¾ ounce)

For Pork Belly:
• 3 pounds pork belly, without skin
• 2 T vegetable oil
• 1 med onion cut into 6 wedges
• 2 shallots halved lengthwise
• 1 head garlic unpeeled and halved crosswise
• 2 cups chicken stock

For Chile Sauce:
• ½ cup plus 2 T Asian fish sauce
• 1 cup grated palm sugar (8 ounces)
• ½ cup plus 2 T fresh lime juice
• 5 T rice vinegar (not seasoned)
• 6 T chopped cilantro stems
• 7 (4-5 in) fresh red chilies, chopped, including seeds
• 12 garlic cloves chopped (about 6 T)

For Watermelon Balls: (Make this the day you are serving)
• 2 cups sugar
• 1 ½ cups water
• ¾ cup white wine vinegar
• 1 T salt
• Juniper berries
• Dash of black pepper
• Orange jest

Boil 2 minutes and cool for 10 minutes add some finely chopped basil then marinate watermelon balls for 10-15 min before adding to skewer after taking off grill
Brine Pork Belly:
1. Bring brine ingredients to a boil in a 6 quart pot, then simmer, uncovered 20 minutes. Cool brine to room temp, then chill to cold (about 3 hours and up to 3 days)
2. Cover pork belly with brine in a large heavy roasting pan, then chill for 24 hours
3. Remove pork belly from brine, discarding the brine, and rinse under cold water. Pat dry. Clean roasting pan.

Braise Pork Belly:
1. Preheat oven to 225 F with rack in middle
2. Straddle roasting pan across 2 burners and heat oil over med-high heat until it shimmers, cook onions, garlic, and shallots, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 5 min. Add stock and bring to boil, scraping up brown bits. Add pork belly and remove from heat.
3. Cover roasting pan tightly with foil and braise in oven until pork belly is very tender- 3 ½ to 4 ½ hours
4. Remove pork belly (reserve braising liquid for another use) and cook to room temp
5. Wrap tightly in several layers of plastic wrap and chill, pressed between 2 baking sheets with a weight (such as 4 28 ounce cans) on top for 12-24 hours

Make Chile Sauce:
Puree all ingredients with 1 ½ t salt in a blender

Skewer and Grill Pork Belly:
1. Bring pork belly to room temp, about 30 minutes.
2. Cut lengthwise into 1 inch strips and then cut each strip into 1 inch pieces & skewer
3. Baste with chili sauce
4. Oil grill rack
5. Grill, turning occasionally & basting again, until brown on all sides (3-4 min)
6. Remove from grill and brush with chili sauce

1. After removing from grill add a marinated watermelon ball & serve immediately

Summer BBQ Sale, Ideas for Outdoor Kitchens & EggFest!

At Bay Breeze Patio, we like to extend summer. With long summer days, it is the perfect time of year to be outdoors longer and enjoy time with family and friends at a backyard barbecue.

To help you get ready for your next BBQ, we’re offering 15% savings on grilling accessories and rubs through Aug. 17.

While you’re here, we invite you to explore the benefits of outdoor kitchens and premium grills, including Big Green Egg, AOG, Broilmaster, DCS, Fire Magic, Memphis Wood Fire Grill, SABER, Twin Eagles, and Wilmington Grill.

Considering an outdoor kitchen? Gerri Willis of Fox News explores the benefits and new offerings for outdoor kitchens with Anthony Corrino of HGTV’s Cousins Undercover.

Watch this informative Fox News segment and gleam ideas for your outdoor room that will add value and enjoyment to your home.

And if you have a love of grilled and smoked food, mark your calendar to join us Sept. 27 for Eggs on the Beach Egg Fest. Bay Breeze patio is partnering with Seascape Resort to bring an official Big Green Egg Festival to Miramar Beach! Eggs on the Beach EggFest will celebrate the delicious results from cooking foods on the Big Green Egg.

Cook team and taster registration is now open. Join with friends or colleagues and enter a cook team of four for a chance to win the “People’s Choice” award and a large Big Green Egg. Or sign up as a Taster and judge the delicious samples presented by the cook teams. Proceeds from Eggs on the Beach will benefit the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, providing a “home away from home” for military families during treatment for serious illness or physical/occupational therapy. Learn more at

Calling All EggHeads-Registration Open for Eggs on the Beach, Sept. 27

Summer and grilling go hand in hand. While you’re lighting up the grill, we invite you to consider perfecting your favorite recipes and enter a cook team for Eggs on the Beach, the Emerald Coast’s official Big Green Egg Festival to be held Sept. 27 at Seascape Resort.

Eggs on the Beach is a celebration of food cooked on the Big Green Egg, the all-in-one smoker and grill. The family-friendly day will include live music, cooking demonstrations and teams competing for the “People’s Choice Award.” The grand prize is a large Big Green Egg and the runner up will win a 2-night stay at Seascape Resort.

Registration is now open for cook teams. Each team of four will receive be invited to the opening night reception on Fri., Sept. 26, and each member will receive a welcome bag with festival t-shirt, Wayne’s Get Grillin’ Rub and items from Big Green Egg. Teams are supplied a large or X-large Big Green Egg for cooking during the competition and will need to bring their own cooking supplies and ingredients for their dishes.

Our goal is to create a fun, family-friendly cook competition where friends and neighbors gather to celebrate their love of grilling the delicious results of cooking on a Big Green Egg.

The best part—all proceeds from the event will benefit the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and support military families in our local community! Sponsorship opportunities are also available, offering great exposure for your business/product AND you’ll be supporting a great cause.

To inspire your creativity, here are some great summertime recipes courtesy of our friends at Big Green Egg:
Margherita Pizza

Chicken Sausage with Southwest Surprise Salsa

Walnut Beef Sliders

Surf & Turf Kabob

Happy Grilling!

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift idea? Here at Bay Breeze Patio in Destin, we’re full of ideas to help Dad enjoy his backyard (or his man cave) even more!

Here are some of our top picks for Dad:

Big Green Egg-cessories – If Dad has a Big Green Egg, you’ve got it made! There are all kinds of “Eggcessories” to make grilling and smoking on the Big Green Egg more fun. From pizza/baking stones to the Big Green Egg BBQ Guru (a temperature control so precise, it’s like having your own personal valet), Bay Breeze Patio has the perfect gift for the Green Egg-straordinaire on your list.

Grilling Cookbooks Is Dad stuck in a rut? Is he always grilling the same three things? Give him the gift of a grilling cookbook to stir his imagination and the whole family will enjoy the delicious results.

Custom Gift Grilling Sets – We’ve got an entire corner dedicated to the Grill Master. Create a personalized Father’s Day gift that includes a creative apron, barbecue rubs (note: you’ll want to include at least one Wayne’s Get Grillin’ rub) and grilling tools. Dad will be thanking you for the rest of the year.

LooftLighter – For Dad’s with the Big Green Egg or charcoal grill, the Looftlighter is the ULTIMATE gift. It can ignite charcoal, wood, briquettes and other materials within 60 seconds. He’ll enjoy the quicker cook time (and will be the envy of all the neighbors.)

Hammocks – Lay back and say ahhhhh! By giving the gift of a high quality Hatteras Hammock, you will give the gift of relaxation. Hatteras recently added an array of new fabrics and styles that prove that relaxation can be a beautiful experience.

Personalized items—Another way to create a personalized gift for Dad is to order him his own customized cutting board. Every time he cuts, chops, slices and dices, he’ll smile to see his name and #1 Dad.

We also carry a wide selection of premium grills along with every size of the Big Green Egg. Come by and see us and we’ll help you find the perfect gift that will show Dad how much you appreciate him.

May is National BBQ Month

May is National BBQ Month and one our favorite times of the year! While we grill year round, May’s great weather and holiday weekends, including Mother’s Day and Memorial Day, give us plenty of excuses to gather friends and family for a cookout!

The Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association (HPBA) took a poll of 1,000 Americans, which revealed that families see grilling and outdoor cooking a way to create a healthier, more flavorful meal with less clean up.
The survey also queried Americans on their top go-to grilling tools. Respondents reported top usage of:
• tongs (77%),
• spatula or brush (65%),
• rubs and marinades (62%),
• skewers (37%), and
• baskets (20%)

While tongs took a strong lead among respondents, here are some of our favorite grilling tools:
LooftLighter – The Looftlighter can ignite charcoal, wood, briquettes and other materials within 60 seconds by blowing hot air. (yes, we’re holding back our hot air jokes)

Collegiate Spatulas – We know college sports fans are passionate about their team so why not show your school spirit while flipping.

Wayne’s Get Grillin’ Rubs – Yes, we’re bias on this one. Wayne’s Get Grillin’ Rubs are a staple in our house. Our most popular rub by far is “Lick the Plate Garlic Butter”! We can hardly keep it in stock.

What are your grilling “must-haves”? Leave a comment here or post to our Facebook or Google+ page.

During National BBQ Month, you may realize it’s time for a new grill and we carry all our favorite premium grill brands and would be happy to talk you through the delicious benefits of each.

During National BBQ Month, we invite you to show off your grilled delicacies on our Facebook, Google+ or Twitter page. We’re highly competitive and we may just award a winner!

Happy Grilling!

Anniversary Highlights & Burger Throwdown Winner!

Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy our Anniversary Celebration. It was fantastic to reconnect with so many friends and make new ones. A special thank you to all our vendors, friends, grilling teams and burger judges who made the weekend especially fun.

For those who missed it, here’s a recap of the 2nd Annual Bay Breeze Patio Burger Throwdown!

Our distinguished judges:
(Left to right) Susan Benton of; Christopher Manson, editor of the Beachcomber; Zandra Wolfgram, editor of Emerald Coast Magazine; and Dom Daminao of Fat Clemenza’s.

Our grilling teams who showcased their talents…
Team 1:

Brett and his wife, Kathy, showed off flavor and creativity on the Saber Grill with their 10 year anniversary themed presentation. SABER® grills’ patented cooking system delivers 100% pure infrared heat for juicy, tender, delicious results while using 30% less gas.

Team 2:

Jody of Wilmington Grills and Kit from Lloyd Flanders teamed up for this delicious burger with homemade slaw and beautiful presentation. Willmington Grills are American-made and feature an exclusive seven-sided top, cast stainless steel burners and heavy gauge stainless steel construction.

Team 3:

Jim Ed shows off with a bacon burger on the Broilmaster. Made in America, Broilmaster Grills are designed to give the home chef a variety of cooking options in one grill, including part or all infrared cooking grids. The grills feature thick aluminum casting and maintain a consistent cooking temperature all day and night.

Team 4:

Grill Master Wayne (yes, I entered the competition) and my friend Gary Perez who did all the work, cooking on the FireMagic Grill, presented this creative burger, which was made with ground duck topped with applewood smoke duck bacon and infused with a foie gras center. High scores for creativity!

Team 5:

Doug and Joe with Big Green Egg team showcased the stellar results of the Big Green Egg with their take on a Philly Cheese steak burger. EggHeads have discovered the Big Green Egg is the best ceramic grill, smoker, and oven on the market.

Team 6:

Mike with AOG by FireMagic grills closed the competition with his version of a black and blue burger with blue cheese, bacon and sliced smoked pork tenderloin lining the bottom of the bun. Yum!

And the winner is….

Team 2: Jody and Kit’s creative combination on the Wilmington Grill! We’re told the homemade slaw is what put this delicious burger over the top! Congrats gentlemen!

Anniversary Celebration, March 28-30! Demos, Tastings & More!

We are celebrating our 10th year serving the Emerald Coast and we want to thank you for your support and patronage over the years so we’re hosting an exciting three-day anniversary event, March 28-30, 2014. Each day, we’ll feature special activities, including grilling demonstrations and tastings, outdoor fireplace and log demonstrations, outdoor living experts, door prizes, special sale prices and more.

The festivities begin at 10 a.m. on Friday with representatives from premier outdoor furniture brands, premium grill lines, hearth products and decorative accessories, providing demonstrations and answering questions. On Saturday at noon, representatives with the Big Green Egg will host a cooking class, providing tips on preparing meats as well as demonstrating smoking and grilling techniques to achieve the most juicy and flavorful results.

At 2 p.m. on Saturday, Bay Breeze Patio will host a “Burger Throwdown” cooking competition. Grill masters with Big Green Egg, RH Peterson (FireMagic & AOG grills), Twin Eagles, Saber, Broilmaster, Wilmington and Memphis Wood Fire Grills will be competing for the title of “Best Burger on the Coast”. Judges will include local chefs and foodies, including Dom Daminao of Fat Clemenza’s, Susan Benton of, and Christopher Manson, editor of the Beachcomber.

Grill Masters at last year's burger throwdown. Who will be our big winner this year?!

On Sunday, the celebration continues with grill demonstrations, tastings and special savings. Throughout the weekend, Bay Breeze Patio will offer special pricing on premium outdoor furniture brands, including Brown Jordan, Jensen Leisure IPE, Tropitone, Seaside Casual, Breezesta, Poly-wood, Lloyd Flanders, Lane Venture, Summer Classics and Winston. Featured grills, including FireMagic, AOG, Broilmaster, and the Big Green Egg, will be discounted during the event. Fireplaces and gas log systems by Real Fyre, FMI-Vantage Hearth and Empire Comfort Systems will also be discounted up to 20 percent off. A truckload of florals, trees and artwork will be featured to help residents prepare their patio for spring.

The anniversary event will take place rain or shine at Bay Breeze Patio in Miramar Beach from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri. and Sat. and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Bay Breeze Patio is located at 32 Forest Shore Drive in Miramar Beach, one mile west of Silver Sands Premium Outlets. For more information call us at 850.269.4666.

We hope everyone will stop by during the weekend for delicious food, incredible sales and some special door prizes and get ready for spring!

Brown Jordan Spring Sale

At Bay Breeze Patio in Destin, we enjoy when our premium outdoor furniture brands feature seasonal sales so our clients get even more for their money. The Brown Jordan Spring Sales Event is taking place now through May 12. Our clients will save 10-45% off retail prices on the full collection of Brown Jordan outdoor furniture.

The Brown Jordan portfolio features more than 30 collections of stylish and durable patio furniture. Here’s a glance at some of the most popular wicker furniture collections:
Southampton from the Richard Frinier Collection for Brown Jordan is extremely popular with our clients for its seaside inspired design. The collection is inspired by the beautiful architecture and lifestyles of the “the Hamptons,” which is ideal for many of our clients in South Walton and along Scenic Highway 30A. The design is timeless and Brown Jordan’s Resinweave fiber is hand-woven over powder-coated aluminum frames to create the understated and casual-chic appeal. The colors of Sage and Seinna complement the natural, dry grass and marsh colors of our coastal community.

Southampton Collection by Brown Jordan

Tangiers is another very popular poolside furniture collection featuring outdoor couches, loveseats, chairs, ottomans, end tables and more. The collection combines clean, modern lines with comfort and durability.

Tangiers Collection by Brown Jordan

Papillon is Brown Jordan’s newest collection. Designed by Michael Berman for Brown Jordan, Papillon incorporates a fluid, contemporary design. This this outdoor wicker furniture line was inspired by the beauty and grace of a butterfly, resulting in a soft silhouette complemented with deep, comfortable seating.

Papillon Collection by Brown Jordan

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to transition to Brown Jordan, wait no longer. Brown Jordan offers a lifetime warranty on their frames and Bay Breeze Patio is offering up to 45% off retail prices on some of Brown Jordan’s most popular collections during the spring sales event. Call (850-269-4666) or stop by today.


Introducing a fire element to your outdoor space is a great idea. It adds a beautiful ambiance, and it is useful as a heating element during cooler months. At Bay Breeze Patio, we enjoy working with clients to help determine what would be best for your patio.

FMI: Vantage Hearth Fireplace

We carry Real Fyre, FMI: Vantage Hearth, EMPIRE, Tropitone Fire Tables, and Oriflamme Fire Tables. There are a variety of choices for indoor and outdoor gas fireplaces, log sets, and firepits. Here’s a quick overview:

Vented Fireplace
The vented series allows you to enjoy the splendor and warmth of a cozy fire and requires a chimney or termination kit. This style of fireplace vents similar to a wood fireplace. There are a variety of gas log styles and colors available from Real Fyre and Vantage Hearth to provide the look and feel you desire. For added convenience, you can get electronic ignition and remote control.

Real Fyre Vented Charred Oak Gas Logs

Vent Free Fireplace
The vent free series requires no chimney, venting or termination kit. All you need to do is run a gas line to the fireplace. Vent-free are said to be 99% efficient, meaning that for every 1000 btus of gas, 999 btus are turned into heat. There is an equally vast selection of vent free logs as well as glass options for vent free units.

Real Fyre G9 Vent Free Logs

Real Fyre Vent Free Contemporary Burner System

Gas Firepits
Firepits are another option to bring warmth to your backyard. Simply run gas to the location of your firepit and installation is a breeze. Gas logs are also available in a wide variety of styles and colors.

Real Fyre Gas Firepit

For a limited time, we are featuring a fire sale! Enjoy a 10% discount on all complete firebox, logs and burner combinations and a 5% discount on separate purchases of logs and burners and any complete firepit purchase. Sale good on in-stock or special order fire collections through January 31, 2014. All products are available in natural gas or propane.

For those looking for a more affordable alternative to warm your outdoor room, we also carry radiant electric outdoor heaters that will keep you warm on these cool winter nights.

Stop by today and we’ll help you get fired up for 2014!

2014 Outdoor Design Trends

We anticipate 2014 will be another year for growth in outdoor living and outdoor entertaining. Here’s a glimpse of the trends we’re anticipating:

Outdoor Kitchens –As savvy consumers continue to realize that it is far more enjoyable and convenient to have all your outdoor cooking tools within reach, we anticipate continued growth in the addition of outdoor kitchens. In support of this trend, we’re seeing more and more manufacturers offering outdoor shelving and tables as well as more size and color options for outdoor counters, wine storage, kegerators, warming drawers and more.

Outdoor Fabrics – As the distinction between the indoor room and outdoor room continues to merge, we predict more consumers will be taking advantage of outdoor fabrics for furnishings, curtains, and pillows. Fully-upholstered outdoor furniture continues to grow in popularity and premier manufacturers including Lloyd Flanders and Lane Venture have introduced new collections in which sofas, sectionals and chairs look the same as their indoor counterparts. Drapery and designer outdoor pillows are being used more frequently to bring warmth and style to the outdoor room.

Color Trends – We anticipate we’ll continue to see a lot of the blues, greens, turquoise and emeralds that became extremely popular in 2013, and these hues beautifully complement our coastal surroundings. Pantone predicts more pinks and purples for spring with colors like Radiant Orchid, Violet Tulip and Cayenne among their top picks. With the breadth of designer outdoor pillows offered by Elaine Smith and durable outdoor fabrics offered by Sunbrella, incorporating these trendy colors within the outdoor room or patio will be a breeze.

We look forward to working with our friends, clients, area designers and developers to ensure every outdoor space is beautiful and functional.

Save the Date, March 29-30, 2014 for Our Anniversary Celebration!

We’re kicking off our 10th year in business and we’re looking forward to a great 2014!

It’s been rewarding working with our many friends and clients to make their outdoor living rooms and patios comfortable, beautiful and well-suited for their lifestyle. Sure, it’s been hard work “researching” and “testing” outdoor furniture, grills and outdoor living products, but we’re committed to making recommendations based on experience.

Mark your calendar to join us for our Anniversary Celebration, March 29-30, 2014. We’re still planning all the juicy details but we know we’ll have vendors, outdoor living experts and master grillers, serving up delicious treats on our favorite grilling machines.

In the meantime, stop by to try our new Wayne’s Get Grillin’ Rub flavor—Jolt of Joe!
Happy New Year!

Black Friday Kicks off Month-long Decorative Accessory Sale!

‘Tis the season for great deals on gifts! Black Friday kicks off the Bay Breeze Patio decorative accessory sale.

We’re offering 10% off all decorative accessories, which are great for gift giving or for your own house. Since we’re in Destin, Fla., here are some gift ideas with a coastal theme:

Bovano Wall Art

Forever Candles

Canvas Wall Art

So while you’re out enjoying Black Friday deals in Destin, swing by Bay Breeze Patio to enjoy an additional 10% off decorative accessories. Offer good through Dec. 26, 2013.