Big Green Egg Cooking Class, Sept. 7

If you’re interested in learning how to cook the most juicy, flavorful foods on the Big Green Egg, join us Sept. 7 at Bay Breeze Patio. Grill Master Wayne will host a Big Green Egg cooking class on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at Bay Breeze Patio in preparation for Eggs on the Beach EggFest Cooking Competition, Sept. 30 at Seascape Resort. The cooking class will focus on tips, tricks and tools for grilling, smoking and searing foods on the Big Green Egg. The class is free and open to anyone interested in learning how to achieve the best results when cooking on the Big Green Egg.

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We’re here to help first time Big Green Egg users as well as help EggFest cook teams up their game for the Eggs on the Beach Cooking Competition. The class will begin with Big Green Egg basics, including lighting and cleaning the Big Green Egg and progress to cooking methods and advanced techniques that are possible with Big Green Egg tools. Temperature, seasonings and cooking process are all important elements in creating the most juicy, flavorful results.

The Big Green Egg Cooking Class will be held at on Sept. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at Bay Breeze Patio (32 Forest Shore Dr, Miramar Beach). Any participants interested in purchasing a Big Green Egg will be able to do so after the event. Demo Eggs, which will be used during the EggFest competition, are being pre-sold with nest (metal stand) and plate setter for a discounted price. Prices start at $799 for the large Egg.

Taster tickets are on sale now for the Eggs on the Beach Cooking Competition. Tasters will vote for their favorites, and teams are competing for bragging rights as well as the grand prize, a brand new large Big Green Egg.  Non-profit cook teams have an opportunity to promote their cause while vying for a cash donation of either $3,000, $2,000 or $1,000.

All proceeds from Eggs on the Beach benefit the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and Food for Thought.  Taster tickets for Eggs on the Beach are $32.50/adult in advance and $40/adult the day of the event. Child tickets are $13.50/child (age 11-17), kids 10 and under are free. If you have questions about the cooking class or Eggs on the Beach, call us at 850-269-4666.

Happy Cooking!

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Final Call for EggFest Cook Teams – Fees Waived for Non-Profit Teams

We’re gearing up for the 4th Annual “Eggs on the Beach” EggFest Grilling Competition, Sept. 30, 2017 from 10 am to 1:30 pm at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach. There are a limited number of cook team spots available and we’re encouraging Eggheads, backyard grillers, pitmasters, restaurants and anyone who loves cooking outdoors to consider joining us and showing off their skills at this official Big Green Egg Competition along the Emerald Coast.

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To enhance the grilling competition, we’re inviting non-profit organizations to register a cook team and we’ll waive the registration fees.  Non-profit cook teams will be competing for cash donations toward their cause.

The non-profit category has continued to grow and we want to make it even more lucrative for the charity partners this year. We have increased our prize money for non-profit teams to $6,000 to be divided between first, second and third place winners.  Non-profit cook teams will compete for taster votes and a chance to be named “Non-Profit People’s Choice Winner”, earning either $3,000 for first place, $2,000 for second place and $1,000 toward their cause for third place.

We have 11 prizes total this year.  Three trophies for Judges Choice (first, second and third). Three awards for People’s Choice: Large Big Green Egg for 1st, Medium Big Green Egg for 2nd, and Mini Max Egg for the team that places 3rd.  The three Non-Profit team prizes. The 10th prize is for best booth display and the 11th award will be revealed in an exciting new partnership announcement next week.

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The best part is you’ll be having fun for TWO great causes. Proceeds from Eggs on the Beach EggFest benefit two local non-profit partners, the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and Food for Thought. The Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, located on Eglin Air Force Base, provides a “home away from home” for military families during treatment for serious illness or physical/occupational therapy and Food For Thought serves students in Okaloosa and Walton County with healthy meals.

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Teams may be up to six members and each team will prepare, cook and serve their favorite recipe(s) on the Big Green Egg. We will provide a Demo Big Green Egg for each team as well as provide lump charcoal, fire starters, chairs and a 6-foot table, tent, paper plates, plastic utensils, napkins and toothpicks. Cook team registration includes a welcome bag, including a commemorative t-shirt and Wayne’s Get Grillin’ Rubs.

For those who are interested in owning a Big Green Egg, demo Eggs, which will be used during the event, are being 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. Demo Eggs must be picked up after the event, between 4 – 5 p.m. on September 30. Click here to learn more and view pricing.

Taster tickets are also on sale now with special advance pricing of $32/adult, $18/child (age 11-17) and kids 10 and under are free. Sponsorships are also available. Register a cook team or purchase a taster ticket, visit EggsontheBeach.com or call us at 850-269-4666.

Hope to see you at Eggs on the Beach!

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Dads in Destin

We know it’s hard to find the perfect gift for Dad. Since we’ve been voted the best place to spoil him by the readers of VIP Destin Magazine, we feel qualified to provide recommendations on some of the best Father’s Day gifts for Dads who enjoy spending time at the grill.  Here are some of the hottest new grilling gadgets and tools for Dad.

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Flame Boss – While we love the name, we also love the precise temperature regulation and easy to use digital LCD display for many types of charcoal grills, smokers, barrels, and drums, among others. The digitally controlled fan via WiFi allows Dad to easily control the grill/smoker’s temperature.  The Flame Boss makes Dad a better pit-master. He’ll smoke tender and moist meat the way nature intended it–low and slow with the help of this temperature control. This product is great for Dads with the Big Green Egg. In fact, we carry a wide variety of EGGcessories that will make Dad the most popular guy in the neighborhood.

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Smoke by Thermapen – Designed for competition BBQ teams and professional chefs, Smoke outlasts and outperforms every other product in this category. But what we really love about Smoke is that it monitors both the meat and the pit. Smoke features two channels (one for the meat and one for the pit). In addition, Smoke is wireless to 300-feet line of sight. With Smoke, Dad can hang out with friends and family without hoovering over a hot smoker and everyone will enjoy the cooked to perfection meats.

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GrillGrates – These interlocking panels fit across your grill surface to create the perfect sear. GrillGrates stop flare-ups and prohibit small items falling through the grates. GrillGrates also produce juicier and more tender foods. GrillGrates are available in a variety of sizes depending on the make and model of your Dad’s grill. (And if Dad’s grill has rusted grates, GrillGrates are the perfect replacement).

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We invite you stop by and see us and tell us about your Dad’s interests. We’re ready to help you find the perfect Father’s Day Gift.

Let’s Celebrate Dad!

Cook Team Registration Now Open for the Fourth Annual “Eggs On the Beach” EggFest, Sept. 30

We’re excited to announce Cook Team Registration is now open for the Fourth Annual “Eggs on the Beach” EggFest Cooking Competition, taking place on Saturday, Sept. 30, 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 will be a delicious afternoon for the entire family, featuring a cooking competition, “People’s Choice Awards”, “Judges Awards”, tastings, live music by Chris Alvarado, children’s activities and more.

We’ve enjoyed growing the Eggs on the Beach cooking competition each year and adding new elements. We added a non-profit cook team category, which has been extremely popular as well as added celebrity judges. We’re looking forward to unveiling more new elements this year. In addition, Seascape is a great partner and the perfect location to host an outdoor event.

Do you love cooking on the Big Green Egg? Consider entering a cook team. Cook Teams create bite size portions of their favorite recipes to be judged by the public as well as a celebrity judge. 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, tent, paper plates, plastic utensils, napkins and toothpicks. Tasters vote for their favorites, as teams vie for bragging rights and prizes, including the grand prize, a brand new large Big Green Egg. Non-profit cook teams will compete for cash donations for their cause.

EggHeads, master grillers, backyard grillers, and everyone in between is encouraged to join the fun and register a cook team. Our goal is host the most fun, cook-friendly and taster-friendly cooking competition in the region while giving back to our local community.

All proceeds from Eggs on the Beach will benefit two local charities. The Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, located on Eglin Air Force Base, provides a “home away from home” for military families so the family can be together during treatment for serious illness or physical/occupational therapy and Food For Thought serves students in Okaloosa and Walton County with healthy meals. In addition, attendees/tasters may purchase tickets for a chance to win a Big Green Egg and other items donated by area businesses with these proceeds also benefiting the charity partners.

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. Demo Eggs must be picked up after the event, between 4 – 5 p.m. on September 30.

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. Cook team fees are waived for non-profit cook teams.

Are you considering traveling from out of town, Seascape Resort is offering special rates on villas and condos.  Call 877-424-2617 and use promo code: GREEN EGG.

Taster tickets are also on sale now with special advance pricing of $32.50/adult, $13.50/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 us at 850-269-4666.

Hope to see you EggFest at Seascape Resort on Sept. 30, 2017.

Spring is blooming! Time for spring cleaning of patio furniture.

Spring is in full bloom and with it comes a blanket of pollen, covering up your comfort. It is time for spring cleaning

How to clean outdoor fabrics?

Fabrics such as Sunbrella® fabrics are engineered to withstand outdoor elements with the highest level of design and performance. For easy cleaning of durable fabrics follow these steps:

  1. Brush off loose dirt.
  2. Spray on a cleaning solution made of water and mild soap.
  3. Use a soft bristle brush to clean.
  4. Allow cleaning solution to soak into the fabric.
  5. Rinse thoroughly  until all soap residue is removed.
  6. Air dry.

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To remove mildew from fabrics, soak a sponge in a solution of 1/2 cup borax dissolved in 2 cups hot water, and rub it into the affected areas. Let it soak in for several hours until the stain disappears, then rinse well. For Sunbrella® fabrics, you can use ¼ dish soap, 1 cup bleach with 1 gallon of water. Rinse well.

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If it is time to replace cushions, Bay Breeze Patio offers a variety of in-stock patio furniture cushions or can order custom styles and sizes. Representing more than 12 premium outdoor furniture brands, the team can also order cushions direct from premium furniture brands, including Lloyd Flanders, Brown Jordan, Lane Venture, Summer Classics, and Skyline.

Bay Breeze Patio also carries a variety of shade products including patio umbrellas, awnings, canopies, and more. Sunbrella® umbrellas offer the added benefit of protection from harmful UV rays and earned the “Seal of Recommendation” by the Skin Cancer Foundation. Our in-store Sunbrella® Kiosk is perfect for viewing the fabrics and colors in-person.

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Stop by and see us at our showroom at 32 Forest Shore Drive, Miramar Beach, FL 32550 or call 850-269-4666 for questions on the best products for your home.

*images of courtesy of  Sunbrella®

 

Bay Breeze Patio Anniversary Event & Grilling Expo, March 31 – April 1

For the last decade, Bay Breeze Patio has been helping families create the most attractive, functional and long-lasting outdoor living spaces in Destin, along Hwy 30A and beyond. We are honored to have so many friends and loyal customers who have supported us over the years and our anniversary is the perfect time to celebrate outdoor living and thank everyone.

Make plans to join us for our Anniversary Event and Grilling Expo, March 31 and April 1 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Bay Breeze Patio, 32 Forest Shore Drive in Miramar Beach.

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We’ll have experts with our top grill brands, sharing popular grilling techniques and serving samples. On both Friday and Saturday, master grillers will hold grilling demonstrations on Big Green Egg, Fire Magic, and Broilmaster  grills. Grilling schedule*:

Friday, March 31
10:30 a.m. – Fire Magic – Breakfast on the Grill
11:30 a.m. – Getting started on the Big Green Egg
12:30 p.m. – Broilmaster – Brats on the Broilmaster
2 p.m. – Fire Magic – Inventive ideas and tips for grilling fruit
Saturday, April 1
10:30 a.m. – Fire Magic – Breakfast on the Grill
11:30 a.m. – Big Green Egg – Tips for Grilling Sliders & hottest Eggcessories
12:30 p.m. – Fire Magic – Rotisserie grilling
2 p.m. – Fire Magic – Perfect pork tenderloins
*Broilmaster demo to be announced
*Demo times and dishes subject to change

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In addition, outdoor living experts with premium aluminum furniture and wicker furniture brands, including Brown Jordan, Castelle, Jensen Leisure IPE, Polywood, Summer Classics, Tropitone, Telescope, and Winston will be on hand to answer questions and provide expert advice and recommendations. There will be special sale pricing on Bay Breeze Patio’s most popular brands as well as in-stock wicker furniture.

Fireplaces and fire pits continue to be popular backyard additions, and the event will feature fireplace, gas logs and fire pit experts and demonstrations from Firetaninment, Real Fyre, Superior, and Empire.

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A truckload of outdoor art, silk floral arrangements and trees will also be on sale. And while you’re here, be sure to register to win two Lloyd Flanders Reflections Lounge Rockers (value $1,500). These are quite possibly the most comfortable rockers ever made.

The Anniversary Event and Grilling Expo will take place rain or shine at Bay Breeze Patio in Miramar Beach on March 31 and April 1, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m..  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.

Come celebrate outdoor living at its fines!

 

Spring Sale on Outdoor Furniture – Winston, Summer Classics, and Lane Venture

Spring is beginning to bloom and with the warm temperatures, families and friends are heading outside. If you head into the backyard and notice your outdoor furniture is looking and feeling worn, now is the time to invest in new stylish, comfortable patio furniture.

At Bay Breeze Patio, we’re kicking off spring with sales on some of the most popular premium outdoor furniture brands, including Winston, Summer Classics and Lane Venture. Whether you prefer premium outdoor aluminum furniture, durable plastic polymer, or premium wicker furniture, we have a product line to meet your needs. During the month of March, customers will receive an extra 10% off Winston and Summer Classics outdoor furniture and an extra 15% off Lane Venture furniture.

Aluminum Outdoor Furniture

Durable, non-rusting aluminum outdoor furniture is a popular choice for those living in Destin, Florida and throughout the Southeast. During the month of March, Winston aluminum patio furniture will be discounted an additional 10% off the retail price. Winston specializes in style conscious designs. From Aluminum Sling to Cast and Extruded collections, Winston features many options in fashion forward fabrics. The best part is that Winston is built to last and offers a 15-year warranty on frames, 5-year warranty on paint finishes and 2-year warranty on fabrics.

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Outdoor Wicker Furniture

Outdoor wicker furniture holds up well against the sun, salt and sand of coastal living. While Bay Breeze Patio has the largest selection of in-stock outdoor wicker furniture in the Southeast, we also feature many designer wicker furniture brands, including Summer Classics and Lane Venture.

 

Summer Classics Outdoor Wicker

Summer Classics manufactures modern, high quality resin wicker furniture, which is offered a la carte or in patio furniture sets, and during the month of March is on sale for an additional  10% off the retail price.

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Summer Classics outdoor furniture stands out. It is timeless yet fashionable. Their designers are inspired to create sophisticated products that combine traditional craftsmanship with innovative usage of diverse materials. Most importantly, their patented N-Dura Ultra High UV Resistant Resin Wicker is one of the most extensive UV resistant products in the industry. N-dura resin wicker is guaranteed to not experience any significant color change for five years.

Lane Venture

During the month of March, Lane Venture outdoor wicker furniture is eligible for a discount of an additional 15% off retLaneVenture SouthHamptonail price. Lane Venture’s Weathermaster is the company’s outdoor division featuring synthetic weaves that are traditional, transitional or quite contemporary.

Weathermaster offers the patented “flow-through” cushion that is quick dry even after a heavy downpour.  Like other durable outdoor brands, Lane Venture features a five-year warranty on their frames.

Are you ready to update your outdoor living space? We invite you visit us at our showroom in Miramar Beach, just one mile west of Silver Sands Premium Outlets or call us (850-269-4666) for in-home consultation to discuss what is possible to update your backyard.

Bay Breeze Patio Voted Best in Destin for Outdoor Furniture & the Place to Spoil Him

Bay Breeze Patio was voted 2017 Best in Destin for outdoor furniture and as the place to spoil him by the readers of VIP Destin Magazine.

We’re honored to be selected by the readers of VIP Destin Magazine as Best in Destin. We love outdoor living and entertaining and are thrilled that it shows. We really enjoy helping people select outdoor furniture and home décor and find the perfect mix of products to achieve their desired result.

We were also thrilled to win a new category this year, “best places to spoil him.” We know men love the latest gadgets and innovative products so we work hard to always carry the latest and greatest grills, grilling gadgets and tools.

This yTwin-Eagles-Outdoor-Kitchenear we are celebrating our 13th anniversary. Over the years we have grown our inventory to include 18 premium outdoor furniture brands, including Tropitone, Brown Jordan, Lane Venture and Lloyd Flanders, among others. In addition, we have grown our premium grill selection in Destin to include 10 premium grill brands, including Big Green Egg, Broilmaster, Delta Heat, Fire Magic and Memphis Wood Fire Grills, among others.

 

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. We would also like to invite everyone to join us for our anniversary celebration, March 31 and April 1, 2017. More details coming soon.

In the meantime, we invite you to stop by our showroom at 32 Forest Shore Drive or call us at 850-269-4666 with questions.

Holiday Gift Ideas in Destin – 15% Off In-Stock Decorative Accessories

Holiday shopping is in full swing. We’ve made it through Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday and now you’re probably down to the hard to buy for people on your list. Good news! We want to help. Now through Dec. 25, we’re offering 15% off all in-stock decorative accessories.

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Housed within our Destin showroom, we feature a vast selection of in-stock outdoor décor and patio accessories along with fun gifts for friends and family who enjoy grilling, entertaining and hosting outdoor parties. Here are some of the popular products for 2016 holiday gift giving:

Outdoor Artwork and Metal Sculpture – From weather resistant outdoor artwork to handcrafted Bovano metal sculptures and wall art, luxury patio décor is beautiful inside or outside the home and makes a wonderful gift.

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Forever Candles- One of our most popular items are Forever Oil Candles. Offetgifred 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.

 

Accessories for Outdoor Entertaining – Stylish outdoor plates, serving dishes, glasses, wine accessories, throw pillows 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.

 

Grilling Gadgets – In addition to decorative accessories, we have a great gift for the man in your life who has everything. We carry the latest, greatest grilling gadgets, such as the thermoworks-smokeNEW Smoke by Thermoworks. Smoke includes base unit, Pro-Series® High Temp Cooking Probe, Pro-Series High-Temp Air Probe & Grate Clip, Wireless Smoke Receiver w/Lanyard, and Operating Instruction. Designed for competition BBQ teams and professional chefs, Smoke thermometer features include:

  • 2-Channels, one for the meat and one for the pit
  • Wireless to 300-feet line of sight
  • Uses commercial-grade Pro-Series Probes
  • Pre-synchronized with receiver – no setup required!
  • Splash-proof sealed design, rated to IP65
  • Dashboard-style display shows Min/Max and Hi/Low Alarms
  • Backlit large digit displays
  • Pair multiple receivers to one base for the entire BBQ team

With such a large selection of gifts, the hardest part is deciding which one they’ll like best. Stop by our showroom at 32 Forest Shore Drive in Miramar Beach to view our full selection of decorative accessories as well as popular items for grilling and entertaining.

Happy Holidays!

 

 

Bay Breeze Patio Voted “Best of the Emerald Coast” 2016

We are honored to be once again be voted the “best outdoor furniture retailer” on the Emerald Coast for the fifth consecutive year. Thanks to everyone who voted for us and our many friends and long-time clients who have supported us over the years. We’re proud of the fact that we’re locally owned and operated and do our best to bring our clients American made products as well as products that are long-lasting with a minimum five year warranty.

We’ll be joining all the “Best of the Emerald Coast” winners at Emerald Coast Magazine’s “Best of the Emerald Coast” event on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin from 6-9 p.m. We invite you to stop by our booth for a chance to win a set of premium Adirondack chairs, perfect for coastal living.

This year, we celebrated our 12th year in business. We thoroughly enjoy working with all our clients. From homeowners and interior designers to resorts and restaurants to HOAs, we love the challenge of finding the perfect products for your vision and budget to create comfortable, stylish, long-lasting outdoor living spaces.

Thanks, again, to everyone for voting for us. We hope to see you on Saturday night. 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. To learn more or purchase tickets to the Best of the Emerald Coast event, visit Emerald Coast Magazine online.

See you there!

“Eggs on the Beach” Cooking Competition Raises $28,500 for Four Non-Profits

We’re excited to announce the third annual Eggs On the Beach EggFest Cooking Competition was a great success. The event raised $28,500 for four non-profit organizations along the Emerald Coast. Event proceeds benefited Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and Food For Thought, which each received a $12,500 donation. In addition, Team Brock, cooking for the Fisher House, was awarded second place in the non-profit category, earning an additional $1,000 for the Fisher House. First place non-profit cook team, Snorri’s Tandoori, earned a $2,000 donation toward the Air Commando Benevolent Fund and third place non-profit cook team, Rotary Club of Destin, earned $500 toward their community projects.

Team Brock for Fisher House of the Emerald Coast:

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Team Snorri’s Tandoori for Air Commando Benevolent Fund:

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Team Rotary Club of Destin:

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Held on Sept. 26 at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach, the family-friendly event welcomed more than 600 tasters and volunteers who sampled an array of delicacies presented by more than 30 cook teams. The success of the 2016 Eggs on the Beach is due to the overwhelming support from our cook teams, sponsors, volunteers and tasters who came out for the fun afternoon.

Eggs on the Beach non-profit partners included Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and Food for Thought.

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 2015, the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast hosted 789 guests for 2,297 days and saved military families $229,700 in lodging and transportation. Pictured below: Mia Hughes accepts check for the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast.

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Based in Santa Rosa Beach, Food For Thought has been fighting childhood hunger since 2010 by providing backpacks filled with healthy, easy to prepare foods for students dependent on free and reduced school meals. Food for Thought has grown to provide weekly service to 1,620 students in Walton and Okaloosa Counties. Pictured below Tiffanie Nelson accepts check for Food for Thought.

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We invite you to save the date and join us for the 2017 Eggs on the Beach Cooking Competition on Sept. 30. Learn more about the Emerald Coast EggFest at www.EggsontheBeach.com. See you next year!

Big Green Egg Cooking Classes, Aug. 24 & Sept. 15

We are counting down the days until our 3rd Annual Eggs on the Beach Big Green Egg Cooking Competition, Sept. 24, at Seascape Resort. As we prepare for the big day, we want our cook teams to do their best so we’ll be hosting two Big Green Egg cooking classes, Aug. 24 and Sept. 15, in preparation for the event.

These classes are open to everyone so whether you’re a member of a cook team or a backyard griller, we invite you to come and learn. We’ll be providing tips, tricks and tools for grilling, smoking and searing foods on the Big Green Egg.

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The classes will begin with Big Green Egg basics, including lighting and cleaning the Big Green Egg and progress to cooking methods and advanced techniques that are possible with Big Green Egg tools. Temperature, seasonings and cooking process are all important elements in creating the most juicy, flavorful results.

The August Big Green Egg Cooking Class will be held at Fat Clemenza’s in Fort Walton Beach on Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. Cost is $30/person; $20/military; Fees waived for registered EggFest Cook Team members. To register for the Fat Clemenza’s class call 850-243-0707.

The September Big Green Egg Cooking Class will be held at Whole Foods-Destin on Sept. 15 from 5-7 p.m. Sponsored by Whole Foods, the Sept. 15 cooking class will be free of charge.

For those considering entering a cook team in the Eggs on the Beach Cooking Competition, Sept. 24, a few cook team spots are still available. Fees are waived for non-profit cook teams and all teams may apply for a $100 grocery gift card. Click here to learn more.

Proceeds from Eggs on the Beach benefit the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and Food for Thought.

Demo Eggs, which will be used during the event, are on sale now, starting at $799. Taster tickets for Eggs on the Beach are also on sale ($25/adult, $13/child (age 11-17), kids 10 and under are free.  Visit EggsontheBeach.com to learn more or purchase tickets.

Have a question? Call us at 850-269-4666.

Hope to see you at one of our upcoming classes and at 3rd Annual Eggs on the Beach, Sept. 24!

 

Cook Team Registration Now Open for Eggs on the Beach – Big Green Egg Cooking Competition

Calling all Eggheads and grilling enthusiasts! We’re gearing up for the 3rd Annual “Eggs on the Beach” EggFest Cooking Competition on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach. Cook team registration is now open for the cook-friendly event that will raise funds for two local charities, Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and Food for Thought. In 2015, Eggs on the Beach was voted “Best Event in Destin” by the readers of VIP Destin Magazine. The delicious, family-friendly event will feature demonstrations, a cooking competition, “People’s Choice Awards”, tastings, live music, celebrity judges, charity drawing, children’s activities and more.

We are humbled by the outpouring of support and involvement in previous Eggs on the Beach events. Last year, the cooking competition raised an impressive $23,000 for the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast.  This year, we’ve added a second charity, and bigger prizes for both non-profit cook teams and ‘People’s Choice’ winners. We’re ready to put on another exciting cook-friendly competition that is fun for all and benefits our community.

Register a Cook Team

Register a six person cook team and compete for prizes! We supply a large or extra-large Big Green Egg for use during the competition. Cook Teams are asked to create bite size portions of their favorite recipes to be judged by the public and a panel of celebrity judges. Each team of up to six will be responsible for purchasing their own ingredients and cooking their favorite award-winning recipes.  Bay Breeze Patio will provide the lump charcoal, fire starter, table, tent, paper plates, plastic utensils, napkins and toothpicks. Tasters vote for their favorites, while teams compete for bragging rights as well as the grand prize, a brand new large Big Green Egg.

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Cook for Charity

Non-profit cook teams enjoy added benefits. Registration fees are waived for cook teams competing in the non-profit category. Non-profit cook teams have an opportunity to promote their cause and are competing for a cash donation of either $2,000, $1,000 or $500 toward their charity.

All proceeds from Eggs on the Beach benefit the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and Food for Thought.  Located on Eglin Air Force Base, the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast provides a “home away from home” for military families during treatment for serious illness or physical/occupational therapy.

Food For Thought is helping fight food insecurity among area children by providing backpacks filled with healthy meals to students in need during weekends, holidays and summer break.

Demo Eggs on Sale at Discounted Price

For those who have thought of owning a Big Green Egg, now is a great time. Demo Eggs, which will be used during the event, will be pre-sold with nest (metal stand) and plate setter for a discounted price. The Big Green Eggs all come with a limited lifetime warranty. Demo Eggs must be picked up after the event, between 4 – 5 p.m. on September 24 or can be delivered for $75-$100, depending on location. For more info or to order a Demo Big Green Egg, click here.

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Be a Taster

Tasters are invited to purchase a ticket to try delicious bites from 25+ cook teams and vote for their favorites. The event also includes grilling demonstrations, live music by Chris Alvarado, cash bar with beer, wine and sodas, kids activities and more. Tasters may also purchase tickets for a chance to win prizes, including vacation stays and dining at area restaurants or bid on the silent auction item, a Mini-Max portable Big Green Egg, ideal for tailgating and camping.

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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’ Rub.

Taster tickets are also on sale with special advance pricing of $25/adult, $13/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 us (850-269-4666).

We look forward to seeing you at EggFest!

May is National Barbecue Month

May is National Barbecue Month, and the official start of grilling season. The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) recently shared the top barbecue trends, which were revealed through the HPBA barbecue lifestyle, usage & attitude study*:

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  1. 75% of U.S. adults own a grill or smoker.
  2. 62% of households that own a grill own a gas grill, followed by charcoal (53%), electric (12%), and 2% own a wood pellet grill.
  3. The most popular days to barbecue are: Fourth of July (76%), Labor Day (62%), Memorial Day (62%), Father’s Day (49%), Mother’s Day (34%).
  4. The top reasons for cooking out? 71% of grill owners say it’s to improve flavor, 54% for personal enjoyment, and 42% for entertaining family and friends.
  5. The majority of grill owners (63%) enjoy using their grill or smoker year-round. In fact, 43% cook at least once a month in the winter months.
  6. Half of all grill owners have the most basic grilling accessories (cleaning brush, tongs, glove/mitts). The most popular new accessories owners plan to buy include pizza stones, broiling baskets, and cooking planks.
  7. Ten percent of all grill owners have a outdoor kitchen.
  8. Barbecuing isn’t just an evening activity. 11% of grill owners prepared breakfast on a grill in the past year.
  9. Nearly one third of grill owners (31%) grilled someplace other than their homes in the past year, including 24% who grilled while camping.
  10. More than one third (45%) of U.S. adults surveyed plan to purchase a new grill or smoker in 2016.

For those who fall within the 45% who plan to purchase a new grill this year, we invite you to visit us at Bay Breeze Patio help for a free consultation. Depending on your needs and desired results, we will help narrow your search and find you best grill on the market to suit your grilling style.

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For those who want a multi-purpose grill and smoker, the Big Green Egg can’t be beat. For those who prefer pellet grills and want the latest technology, the Memphis Wood Fire Grill, which recently unveiled WiFi controller and app, is a great choice.

Other premium grills, which we carry at Bay Breeze Patio, include AOG, Broilmaster, Delta Heat, Fire Magic, Saber, Twin Eagles, and Wilmington.

In addition to grills, Bay Breeze Patio carries a wide selection of grilling tools, seasonings (including Wayne’s Get Grillin’ Rubs) and salt stones to make grilling easy, fun and delicious.

We look forward to helping you improve your grilling game and become the envy of your friends, family and neighbors.

 

 

Eggs on the Beach EggFest Earns Top Honors

We are thrilled that the 2nd Annual Eggs on the Beach EggFest was voted “Best In Destin” by the readers of VIP Destin Magazine, and last week, was also awarded a Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Image Award and Grand All Image Award for our EggFest integrated communication campaign. FPRA is the nation’s oldest public relations organization, established in 1938. The organization’s 15 professional and 12 student chapters provide professional development, networking and recognition opportunities for nearly 1,500 members across the state (60 of which are members in Northwest Florida Coast Chapter).

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Now, we’re fired up to see what we can accomplish this year during EggFest. We’re ready to welcome more sponsors, more cook teams, host more tasters and donate money to more non-profit organizations than ever before! That said, we’re committed to not losing the intimacy of the event and we will remain focused on optimizing the venue layout and keeping a good cook team/taster ratio.

We are currently signing on sponsors to enjoy the benefits of our award-winning campaign, connect with potential customers and support non-profit organizations within our community. Click here to view sponsorship levels and benefits. Each festival sponsorship includes a four member cook team registration.

Cook team registration will open later this month so Eggheads will want to begin assembling their team. In addition, there will also be a non-profit category in which entry fees are waived and there is an opportunity to win a cash donation for the participating charity.

Taster registration will open as early as July so those who would like to sample the delicious results of cooking on a Big Green Egg should “save the date” for Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

Don’t miss this incredible weekend of food, fun and charity. Learn more at www.eggsonthebeach.com.

 

Details for Anniversary Event & Grilling Expo, April 1 & 2

Join us this weekend for the Bay Breeze Patio Anniversary Event and Grilling Expo Grilling Expo, April 1 & 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is our opportunity to thank the community for supporting us over the years.

One of the most popular aspects of our Anniversary event has been our grilling demonstrations, so this year we added a Grilling Expo. Grill professionals will lead an array of demonstrations on premium grills including AOG, Big Green Egg, Broilmaster, Fire Magic, and Twin Eagles.

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Grilling demos include:

Grilling a full country breakfast (Lydon Lewis on Fire Magic)

Dutch Oven Cooking (Doug Mordecai on Big Green Egg)

Grilled Desserts (Jim-Ed Metts on Broilmaster Grill.)

How to Smoke Award Winning Ribs (Wayne Paul on Memphis Pellet Grill)

Grilling the Perfect Pork Tenderloin (it’s pork-a-licious!)

Personal pizzas on the grill (family fun)

 

Outdoor Living Experts

Throughout the weekend, outdoor living experts and furniture specialists with Brown Jordan, Winston, Jensen Leisure, Tropitone, Polywood, Telescope and Ratana will be on hand to answer questions and provide expert advice and recommendations.

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Sale Prices

Save big on Bay Breeze Patio’s most popular outdoor furniture brands including Tropitone, Winston, Jensen Leisure, Lloyd Flanders, Summer Classics, Lane Venture, Tommy Bahama, Polywood, Breezesta, and Seaside Casual as well as all in-stock wicker.

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Anniversary weekend discounts on premium grills, including Twin Eagles, AOG, Big Green Egg and Broilmaster.

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Gas log sets by Empire Comfort, Superior and RH Peterson will also be discounted 15 percent.

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A truckload sale of outdoor art, silk floral arrangements and trees

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Join us Friday and Saturday (April 1 & 2), 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. We’ll be celebrating outdoor living at its finest and ready to help you get your patio for spring!

Bay Breeze Patio Anniversary Event, April 1-2

Save the date! The Bay Breeze Patio Annual Anniversary Event has become an anticipated happening here in Destin. We’ll be celebrating our 12th year serving the Emerald Coast on April 1 & 2, 2016 and the annual anniversary event is our opportunity to show our thanks for your support, friendship and patronage over the last dozen years.

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We’ll be featuring:

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  • Grilling demonstrations and tastings presented by grill masters with premier grill brands, including Big Green Egg.
  • Outdoor living experts with premier outdoor furniture brands and highly anticipated special sale pricing.
  • Fireplace and firepit experts and demo truck
  • Discounted gas log sets
  • Truckload of florals, trees and artwork on sale

More details coming soon!

 

The anniversary event takes place rain or shine at Bay Breeze Patio in Miramar Beach from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Make plans to join us for this fun annual tradition and enjoy big savings to update your outdoor living space for spring!

 

 

Seasonal Living & Castelle Added to Premium Patio Furniture Offering

We are committed to bringing our clients the most durable and largest selection of high quality patio furniture in Destin and throughout Northwest Florida. In an effort to continue to bring the brands and styles of backyard furniture that our clients want, we’ve added to two new premium outdoor furniture brands—Seasonal Living and Castelle.

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Seasonal Living specializes in multi-functional furnishings and decorative accessory collections. The team at Seasonal Living is passionate about redefining living spaces and we think their outdoor accessories including end tables, coffee tables and lamps are fresh, bold, modern works of art. The team of designers is constantly challenging one another to design and source collections that push prevailing definitions of design and mass-market product offerings.

 

Castelle Outdoor Furniture

With a long history (more than 30 years) of producing the finest, durable casual furniture, Pride Family Brands is focusing on its Castelle Collections. Pride Family Brands products are manufactured one piece at a time by highly skilled craftsmen coupled with advanced computerization and a complete integrated full service production line of over 800 members.  Pride Family Brands continues to provide the finest in luxury hand-made custom designed aluminum casual furniture. From the designers to mold makers to hand finishing artists, all contribute to the artistry and luxury of Castelle outdoor  furniture.  The collections are inspired by a sophisticated yet casual sense of lifestyle and designed with the idea that your outdoor living space is just as important as your indoor living space. Available in a palette of styles, finishes and fabrics that are both traditional and trend setting, there is something to fit every home.

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At Bay Breeze Patio, we take pride in finding customized solutions for our clients. Whether it’s finding the perfect balcony furniture for a small space or uncovering the ideal pool furniture for a large backyard , our team of outdoor living experts is passionate about finding products and solutions for each client’s needs.

We’re honored to be voted Best Outdoor Furniture Retailer by the readers of Emerald Coast magazine for four consecutive years, as well as voted Best In Destin by the readers of Destin Magazine. Serving Panama City to 30A to Pensacola, Bay Breeze Patio is now the official retailer of 16 premium outdoor furniture brands as well as nine grill lines including Big Green Egg. For more information or an in-home consultation, call 850-269-4666.

 

 

Fireplace Trends for Outdoor Living in 2016

We’re forecasting 2016 will heat up! Literally. We’re watching gas fireplaces become one of the “must have” accessories for outdoor living.

While outdoor fire pits remain a close a second, gas fireplaces still lead in popularity and help define an outdoor room, providing a focal point along with ambiance and warmth.

Here’s 3 fireplace trends that are heating up for 2016:

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Linear Fireplace Design. As contemporary designs and styles grow, the clean and sleek look of a linear fireplace is growing in popularity. The sleek, long design provides style as well as added length for family and friends to gather.

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Technology. As homes move towards customization and personalization, so are fireplaces. Advancements like Powerflow Heat Management Technology allow users to redirect the flow of heat, sending warmth where they want it. Heat distribution can be adjusted throughout the space, inside or outside of the home. This allows users to enjoy flickering flames without the heat, and provides a cool and safe wall for hanging art or a television.

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  Water Features

As homeowners add to their outdoor room, they continue to look for more creative and innovative designs. Water features including fountains and falls provide a relaxing ambiance around the flames. Water feature and fire places often overlook cooking, dining, lounging, entertaining and areas.

 

At Bay Breeze Patio, we carry Empire, RealFyre and Superior lines of gas fireplaces and fire pits. We invite you to visit us in Miramar Beach to explore how a gas fireplace can complete your outdoor room.

 

Bay Breeze Patio Voted Best Outdoor Furniture Store & EggFest Voted Best Annual Local Event

Happy New Year! We were excited and honored to learn that Bay Breeze Patio was again voted Best Outdoor Furniture Retailer. And we were thrilled and surprised to learn that the 2nd Annual Eggs on the Beach was voted “Best Annual Local Event.” Thank you to all who voted for us!

We appreciate the recognition, and we want to thank the sponsors, cook teams, volunteers and attendees who made the event so successful! The real winners are our active and retired military who have benefited from access to the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast during medical treatment.

In 2015, the Big Green Egg Competition held at South Walton’s Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach hosted more than 600 attendees and raised more than $23,000 for the Fisher House. We’re hoping to continue to build upon last year’s momentum and grow and enhance the annual EggFest for the benefit of our community. Mark your calendar for Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 to join us for the 3rd Annual Eggs on the Beach Big Green Egg Fest.

We both love outdoor living and entertaining, and are delighted that our friends and clients feel it too. We enjoy helping people select outdoor furniture and home décor and we work hard to grow our inventory and product offering to provide the latest designs and styles for our clients.

We’re proud to carry the highest quality outdoor furniture that can withstand the Gulf Coast’s harsh environment. From outdoor furniture brands, including Tommy Bahama, Lloyd Flanders, Lane Venture, Tropitone and Sunbrella to in-stock wicker furniture sets, we provide our clients access to a diverse array of high quality products.

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. Learn more about Eggs on the Beach at www.eggsonthebeach.com.

Explore our vast array of premier outdoor furniture either online or at our in-store designer center. We ‘re ready to help you make your backyard/patio your favorite place to enjoy your free time.