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

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

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

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

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

AOG Grills

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

Recipe: Grilled Ratatouille Recipe | Bobby Flay | Food Network

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


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

RECIPE: Garlic Grilled Chicken 

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

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Fire Magic

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

RECIPE: Rotisserie Turkey with Citrus and Anise

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

The Best Pizza Ovens for Florida Living & Your Backyard

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

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

HPC Fire Inspired

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


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

ALFA Wood Fire Grills 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alfa Pizza Ovens Available at Bay Breeze Patio in Destin, Florida

Looking for the perfect addition to your outdoor kitchen? Consider an authentic Italian pizza oven.

Italy-based pizza oven innovator,  Alfa Ovens, has introduced a line of eight outdoor, at-home pizza ovens – all manufactured in Italy and each offering Alfa’s Heat Genius™ Technology. The exclusive technology allows homeowners to cook crust and toppings at different temperatures (just like in a professional wood-fired oven at a pizzeria) in an
at-home pizza oven.

“Not only do authentically Italian-manufactured Alfa Pizza Ovens make better pizza, but because of these technologies, the ovens get up to baking temperature more quickly and bake your
pizza faster,” says Alfa pizza chef Giuseppe Pinto. “This makes these Alfa ovens perfect for anyone who wants to entertain at home, gathering friends and family outside for an at-home pizza experience that you couldn’t duplicate without traveling to a pizzeria in Rome!”

The Alfa ovens sell for suggested retail prices starting at $1,499 for the single-pizza capacity Alfa Nano, one of two models designed specifically for outdoor kitchens.

Alfa’s outdoor pizza ovens are either wood-fired or gas-fired or, in some cases, both (with available hybrid kit). Alpha Ovens are offered exclusively
through Bay Breeze Patio in the Destin, Florida area. In addition to the Heat Genius™ Technology, here are some of the reasons Alpha Ovens are different:

  1. Authentic HeatKeeper™ Firebrick (vs ordinary lava stone or ceramic) – Alfa uses an authentic fire brick in every pizza oven they make. This HeatKeeper™ fire brick, which Alfa manufactures in their factory in Rome, absorbs and stores heat far better than the lava stone or ceramic used in other pizza ovens. This is crucial to baking a crispy, moist crust at precisely the right temperature, quickly and without burning.
  2. DoubleDown Ceramic Superwool® Insulation (vs ordinary rock wool insulation) – The space between the two stainless steel walls on an Alfa Pizza Oven is filled with DoubleDown Superwool® insulation. This European ceramic fiber offers twice the heat resistance of the rock wool insulation used in other at-home pizza ovens, which maintains the heat and allows you to consistently bake perfect pizzas. Comparatively, other entry-level ovens on the market actually have no insulation at all.
  3. Patented Full Effect Full Circulation Flue System™ (vs ordinary “up and out” chimney systems) – Other pizza ovens exhaust precious heat out the chimney at the top of their oven. Not Alfa. The chimney may be at the top, but, thanks to the patented Full Effect Full Circulation Flue System, hot air circulates full around the chamber and is driven back down to where it can heat the firebrick and pizza. This ensures the proper temperatures required to bake both crust and toppings. 

Learn more about Alpha Pizza Ovens online or visit our showroom at 46 Forest Shore Drive, Miramar Beach, Florida (across from Seascape Resort). Or call us at 850-269-4666. 


Napoleon Grills Now Available at Bay Breeze Patio in Destin

We are pleased to add Napoleon Grills to our collection of premium grill brands, and excited to be the local dealer for Napoleon Grills in Destin, Florida.  Napoleon Grills produce a diverse
array of grill types with varying price points to accommodate any budget.  Napoleon Grills are built to last with premium steel that boasts excellent corrosion resistance, they are well suited for Destin’s harsh, coastal climate.

With a wide variety of options to meet the needs of every chef and every budget, Napoleon Grills feature a variety of grills and price points. Napoleon Grills feature gas grills, charcoal grills, built-in gas grills, electric grills, portable grills, outdoor kitchens, outdoor heating and more!

Napoleon has long been one of the top names in grilling, offering a combination of quality and affordability. From its impressive construction and warranty to strong performance and comprehensive  features, Napoleon Grills are designed with the chef in mind. To follow are the Napoleon Grill offerings:



Gas grills are one  of the most popular option for outdoor cooking today. Napoleon Grills offers seven Series of gas grills, including:

          Prestige PRO Series (16 models)

          Phantom Series

          Prestige Series

          Rogue SE Series

          Rogue XT Series

          Rogue Series

          Freestyle Series



For those creating or adding to their outdoor kitchen, Napoleon features a plentiful list of built-in grill options. With four separate Series and dozens of models, Napoleon has something for everyone. Made with marine grade stainless steel and featuring seamless installation, Napoleon Grills are as tough as they are beautiful. Napoleon Series built-in grill options include:

-Built-in 700 Series (18 models)

-Built-in 500 Series

-Built-in Prestige PRO Series

-Built-in Prestige Series


For those who enjoy the flavors created by infrared cooking, Napoleon offers three Series of charcoal grills, including:

Charcoal Professional Series

22” PRO Cart Charcoal

22” PRO Charcoal

Napoleon also offers two Series of portable grills, including TravelQ PRO Series and TravelQ Series. Click here to learn more about Napoleon Grills and find out if may be a great fit for your next outdoor grill or outdoor kitchen project. We also invite you to visit us at our showroom in Miramar Beach (one mile west of Silver Sands Premium Outlets) or call for a personal consultation at 850-269-4666.

Best Destin and 30A Outdoor Kitchens

One of the best parts of living within and visiting the Florida’s Emerald Coast is the outdoor lifestyle. With Florida sunshine and comfortable temperatures year round, Destin and Scenic Highway 30A provide the climate for outdoor kitchens. While outdoor kitchens can increase any home’s value, the real benefit is the joy of cooking and entertaining outdoors. 

At Bay Breeze Patio, we specialize in helping clients create outdoor rooms and outdoor kitchens that bring convenience, enjoyment and complement their lifestyle. We carry premium brands that can withstand harsh coastal conditions and offer a wide variety of options from the leading manufacturers. Our team enjoys working with clients either within the showroom or at their home and we’ve had the joy of designing some of the best outdoor kitchens in Destin and in homes along Highway 30A, including Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, WaterSound, WaterColor, Seagrove Beach, Sesaside, Grayton Beach, Blue Mountain Beach and Santa Rosa Beach.  

We enjoy following the latest outdoor kitchen and furniture trends and infusing coastal style with current trends along with high quality outdoor products. Click here to read about the latest trends in outdoor kitchens from our friends at Brown Jordan. 

To inspire you, here we’ve shared some of the best outdoor kitchens in Destin, Sandestin and 30A: 



For those who love to grill and cook outdoors, an outdoor kitchen with multiple grills is optimal. This outdoor kitchen, which was recently featured in Coastal Palate Magazine, features a variety of grill options including a Big Green Egg, Fire Magic Gas Grill and a Memphis Pellet Grill. In addition, this outdoor kitchen includes three True under-counter refrigerators, an ice maker and a dishwasher for added convenience. At Bay Breeze Patio, we carry the best premium grills on the market. Brands include the Big Green Egg to Gas Grills good enough for professional chefs, including AOGFire MagicDCSMemphis Wood Fire GrillsTwin EaglesWillmingtonSABER and Broilmaster. Learn about our Grills online.



Outdoor refrigeration systems provide convenience and reliability. This outdoor kitchen features True refrigerators and kegerator for draft beer served right at your home. We carry the best outdoor refrigerators on the market. Some brands, including True, also carry kegorators.


Options for outdoor kitchens are endless. With the diversity of architectural styles along Scenic Highway 30A, cabinets are top consideration when designing a backyard kitchen that will complement the aesthetics of the home. We carry high quality cabinets by Danver, Challenger and Wearever that offer many options to complement the diversity of coastal styles.


Ready to design your dream outdoor kitchen? Click here for more design ideas or call us at 850-269-4666 or stop by our showroom at 32 Forest Shore Drive (one mile west of Silver Sands Premium Outlets). We’re ready to help you design the outdoor kitchen of your dreams.  

TEC Grills Added to Offering of Best High Performance Grills in Destin

It is summer grilling season and families are heading outdoors. Whether you’re grilling around the pool or on the patio, grill masters are putting their skills to the test. For those looking for a premium grill in and around Destin, Fla., we’re proud to carry the best selection of high performance grills in Northwest Florida.

This summer, we’ve added TEC infrared grills to our collection of premium grill brands. From Broilmaster gas grills to Big Green Egg smoker/grill, our collection of premium grills are among the leading American-made grills on the market.

If you’ve settled on an infrared grill, TEC offers some of the best infrared grills available on the market today. They are the only 100% infrared grills made in America. TEC uses the highest quality stainless steel and are made to last. The best value for the dollar, TEC grills are affordable yet durable.

TEC developed and introduced the world’s first infrared gas grill in 1980. More than 30 years later, TEC’s first customers are still cooking on their very first grills because they are built to last a lifetime. Therefore, they still make replacement parts for every grill ever made. Made in America and built using the finest grade of materials, including 304 stainless steel. TEC grills are built to last.

What makes TEC grills the best—THE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY. With its patented 100% infrared grilled system, this grill can smoke, sear, barbecue slow and low and heat up fast. In fact, TEC can heat from 0-850° F in 10 minutes! With this grill there are no flair ups, no charring, no hot or cold spots. It heats quickly, and cleans easily.

What is different about TEC grills?

  1. TEC grills are manufactured in the US with 304 stainless
  2. TEC grills use one of four different 100% infrared burners. One and two are resident and commercial. The third, the Cherokee burner, is an enhanced version of the residential burner.
  3. TEC grills have a wide temperature range from 200oto 900o For example, the G-sport grill average temperatures range from  250o to 850oF  while 500o to 850o F on average for the Cherokee model.
  4. TEC manufactures the only grill line that is totally infrared
  5. TEC features flare-up resistant burners

THE RESULT: Tender, Juicier Food. The more hot air a grill uses to cook food, the drier it will be, and traditional gas grills cook with 100% hot air. Even other infrared grills use about 65% hot air (and 35% infrared). But TEC’s patented, 100% infrared grilling system eliminates the hot air, so food retains up to 35% more of its own natural juices.

In addition, foods achieve a charbroiled flavor. Radiant glass panels below the cooking grates incinerate food drippings, creating a rich, smoky vapor that flavors the food. Now you can have it all – the convenience of gas and the charbroiled flavor of charcoal or wood, but without the ashy residue.

Whether you select TEC, Big Green Egg or other high performance grill, when you’re ready to upgrade your grill, we’re ready to help you uncover your grilling preference and select a brand that is best suited to deliver the most flavorful and delicious meal

Learn more about our collection of premium grills online or visit our showroom in at 32 Forest Shore Drive, Miramar Beach (just one mile west of Silver Sands Premium Outlets) or call us at 850-269-4666.

Happy Grilling!

Tips for Cooking Turkey on the Grill for Thanksgiving in Destin and Beyond

‘Tis the season to give thanks and host your friends and family for a feast. As you begin to plan your Thanksgiving, you may be searching the best method to cook your turkey. Since we’re the outdoor living pros, we recommend cooking your bird outside. You’ll be surprised how many friends and family members will happily join you by the grill when it’s time to check the temp.

The type of grill you own makes a difference in the techniques you use. In addition, depending on your desired outcome, there are variety of methods, ranging from brining to smoking, for cooking the turkey on the grill. We’ve compiled the best tips from some of the leading premium grill brands. We hope this will help you find the perfect method/recipe and “wow” family and friends this year with the  most delicious turkey in the neighborhood.

Big Green Egg

There are many benefits to smoking your turkey on the Big Green Egg and the company offers plenty of options and tips. For the perfect roasted turkey, BGE recommends cooking with indirect heat with the convEggtor at 325 degrees. By using pecan chips, your turkey will have a light, smoky flavor and deep brown color. Another option is the smoked brined turkey. Brining is great for roasting meats. The turkey will have subtle smoky flavor and is moist and juicy. For those that prefer a bolder smoky flavor, simply add more hickory or pecan chips. Big Green Egg has lots of tips and tricks for brining, injecting and/or roasting a turkey. Click here for expert advice and “how to” videos from Big Green Egg.

Memphis Woodfire Grills

Memphis Grills are not your ordinary outdoor cooking solution. Wood Fire Grills are designed to make year-round grilling and smoking a reality. The versatility of these grills gives you several options when it comes to turkey preparation. The top three options for cooking your turkey on Memphis Woodfire Grill include Spatchcock, Briny Deep or Combo (smoke then roast) the turkey. Click here for expert tips for making your Thanksgiving the best grilling day of the year.

Twin Eagles

Free up your oven and grill your turkey on the rotisserie in Twin Eagles built-in premium gas grill. Consider trying this Sage & Citrus Rotisserie Turkey recipe by Twin Eagles’ partner Chef Jamie Gwen for juicy, succulent meat and crispy, delicious skin this Thanksgiving.

Kettle Grill

Food and Wine has some great suggestions for cooking your turkey on a kettle grill. Most importantly, you’ll need a probe thermometer.

We’re proud to carry an diverse collection of American-made premium grills, including AOG, Big Green Egg, Broilmaster, Delta Heat, Fire Magic, Green Mountain Grill, Memphis Wood Fire Grills,  Twin Eagles and Wilmington Grills. Stop by our showroom at 32 Forest Shore Drive or call us at 850-269-4666 to upgrade your grill, add an outdoor kitchen or seek advice on grilling, repairs and recipes.

Happy Thanksgiving!


May is National Barbecue Month – What is the best grill for you?

May is National Barbecue Month. Time to enjoy the delicious tastes (and smells) of cooking meals outdoors. At Bay Breeze Patio, we carry a variety of built-in and free-standing premium grills.

There are many considerations when finding the perfect grill for your needs. Would you benefit from a freestanding or built-in grill?  Are you seeking a gas grill, pellet grill, or charcoal grill? What recipes will you be cooking most? Will you be smoking meats or grilling them at high temperatures? Your answers to these questions will help direct you to the best grill for your barbecue style.

The State of the Barbecue Industry Report, conducted by the Hearth Patio and Barbecue Association, revealed that gas grills are still the most popular grill type with 44% of the respondents voting for gas if given a choice. So how do you select the best grill for your backyard and your lifestyle? Here are some basic tenants.

AOG (American Outdoor Grill) & Fire Magic Grills – AOG and Fire Magic Grills products are USA made by R.H. Peterson. These affordable, versatile, stainless steel grills are available in stand-alone, built-in, and pedestal/post options, and support liquid propane, natural gas, or electric fuel sources so whatever space you’re looking to enhance, an AOG or Fire Magic Grill may be just right.

Big Green Egg – If you’ve ever cooked with a Big Green Egg, you know that the hype surrounding these quality grills is valid. Known as the best ceramic grill/smoker/oven in the industry, the Big Green Egg is sure to deliver the most flavorful results, whatever you’re cooking! Choose from a variety of sizes, and don’t forget the Eggcessories!

Broilmaster Premium Grills – Looking for a new Broilmster? We carry several of the Broilmaster lines and models, including the popular QRave line. Whether you’re looking for a grill that will deliver perfect steaks every time or a grill you can use for slow cooking, smoking, steaming, and grilling, Broilmaster’s got it.

DELTA Heat – (See Twin Eagles)

Fire Magic – For more than 80 years, Fire Magic has been building world-class outdoor gas grills, for people who demand the highest quality and performance. Fire Magic gas grills are made with the most advanced features for today’s discerning outdoor cook, and backed by the industry’s best warranty.  Fire Magic gas grills make it easy to create an extraordinary outdoor kitchen with an extensive line of premium accessories from refrigerators to side burners.

Memphis Wood Fire Grills – Memphis Wood Fire Grills are high-temperature grills, low ‘n’ slow smokers, and high-performance convection ovens all in one. These quality-crafted appliances are fueled by wood pellets and have features that make the grilling experience more convenient and consistent than ever.

Twin Eagles & Delta Heat – Twin Eagles & Delta Heat products are known for their incredible beauty, high-quality, innovation, and hand-crafted construction. If professional results are what you’re after, a Twin Eagles or Delta Heat won’t let you down.

Wilmington – These American-made stainless-steel grills are available in charcoal and gas (both natural gas and propane) options and are built to last a lifetime. You’ll even find options for converting your grill into a steamer or smoker.

We have everything you need to strengthen your grill game and deliver unforgettable, mouth-watering meals, whether you’re entertaining two or twenty. No matter what size or style you’re after, we’re confident we’ve got the perfect grill for you.

For more information on any of the grills we carry, please call us at 850-269-4666 or stop by our showroom. We can answer any questions you may have and help you choose the perfect new appliance for your outdoor space.

Become a Certified Steak Competition Judge, SCA Class on Jan. 29 at Seascape Resort

Have you ever dreamed of traveling and tasting deliciously prepared steaks as an honorary judge?

If so, the Steak Cook Off Association is calling for you! Anyone who loves meat is invited to become a certified judge in the fastest growing cooking organization in the U.S. When you become a member of the Steak Cook Off Association (SCA), you are invited to judge SCA events. With more than 300 events planned for 2019, SCA is one of the fast-growing cooking organizations in the world. From competitions throughout the U.S. to locations all around Australia, the Steak Cook Off Association hosts hundreds of competitions each year.

The SCA has partnered with Bay Breeze Patio to host a judges certification class in Miramar Beach. Here are the details:
WHERE: Seascape Resort Club House

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 6 to 8:30 PM

WHAT: The class includes four sections:
Ribeye 101
Table Captain 101
Ancillary Judging 101
Steak Judging 101
Upon Completion of the class, participants will earn their SCA judging certification.

FEE: The fee for the class is $60, plus $40 membership fee to join the SCA. Once you become an official SCA member, you’ll enjoy additional advantages, including discounts to over 250 top national retailers, free digital subscription to the National BBQ News, savings of $149 on the Beefer Grill, 15% discount on GrillGrates, discounts on Budget Car Rental and more. Learn more about the SCA at

Click here to register for the Jan. 29 class to become a Certified SCA Steak Cook Off Judge.

Have you been considering purchasing a new grill? Bay Breeze Patio carries the leading premium grill brands, including Big Green Egg, DELTA Heat, Broilmaster, FireMagic and more. Learn more about Bay Breeze Patio online or visit our store at 32 Forest Shore Drive, Miramar Beach (one mile west of Silver Sands Premium Outlets).

Happy Grilling (and eating)!

How to cook your Thanksgiving Turkey on the Big Green Egg

It’s our favorite time of year! Fall grilling season, Thanksgiving feasts and holiday parties are just a few of the fun moments that make us love this time of year. How will you prepare your Thanksgiving turkey? There are three options—brined, injected or roasted. Each of these methods can be accomplished indoors in the oven or outdoors on the smoker or the Big Green Egg. Here’s a look at each so you can determine your turkey preference.

Roasted turkeys may be cooked in oven  but we prefer them cooked on a smoker or Big Green Egg. Roasting a turkey is best done in a two-step process. Set the EGG up for indirect cooking with the temp at 325°F/163°C. Use a handful of pecan chips for a light, smoky flavor and to provide a deep brown color to the turkey. Spread the seasoning generously over the outside of the bird. Load the bird onto a Vertical Poultry Roaster or Rib and Roasting Rack, then place into a drip pan. Add the onion and celery to the drip pan. Fill the pan with chicken broth, wine, or water. Cook for 12 minutes per pound until the turkey has reached a safe minimum internal temperature of 165°F/74°C throughout the bird. Reserve the drippings from the drip pan to make gravy. For complete roasting recipe for turkey on the Big Green Egg, click here.

Soaking a turkey overnight in a solution of salt and water ensures moist results. When you add aromatics to the brine, the resulting roast is also infused with a subtle character all its own. You can brine a turkey for the oven or smoker.

Smoked Brined Turkey
Once you try brined turkey, you’ll soon want to try a “smoked” brined turkey. The turkey gains a subtle smoky flavor and is moist and succulent, and if you prefer a bolder smoky flavor, add more hickory or pecan smoking wood chips in increments during cooking. This turkey is great for holiday meals, and you can use the leftovers to make wonderful sandwiches.

This turkey has a subtle smoky flavor and is moist, juicy and delicious. To cook a smoked brined turkey on your Big Green Egg, click here for  Chef Kevin Rathbun’s delicious recipe. Or try Steven Raichlen’s Maple-Brined Smoke-Roasted Turkey recipe and prepared to be “wowed!’


Injected turkeys tend to have bold flavor. Click here to view two video recipes from Dr. BBQ, demonstrating how to prepare two holiday turkey flavors– an Injected Cajun Creole Butter Turkey and a Lemon, Pepper and Herb Turkey. If you are preparing a whole turkey, just double the injection recipe and inject into the thighs as well as the breasts. These are great recipes for Thanksgiving, Christmas or a delicious meal throughout the year.

Ready to get a Big Green Egg or enhance/build your outdoor kitchen? Contacts us Bay Breeze Patio at 850-269-4666 to discuss the joys of an outdoor kitchen.

*For turkey temperature tips, visit ThermaWorks online.

May is National Barbecue Month – What is your favorite grill?

May is National Barbecue Month and we’re dedicated to helping clients find the perfect grill for their lifestyle and cooking preferences. Like many things in life, the tools you use can help you achieve success or result in disappointment. At Bay Breeze Patio, we carry a variety of premium grills that will help improve your grilling game. The key is finding the best grill for your cooking style. Here are some of our favorite options:

AOG (American Outdoor Grill) & Fire Magic Grills – AOG and Fire Magic Grills products are USA made by R.H. Peterson. These affordable, versatile, stainless steel grills are available in stand-alone, built-in, and pedestal/post options, and support liquid propane, natural gas, or electric fuel sources so whatever space you’re looking to enhance, an AOG or Fire Magic Grill may be just right.

Big Green Egg – The popularity of the Big Green Egg has been on the rise as grilling enthusiasts discover the juicy, flavorful results of cooking on all-in-one ceramic grill/smoker/oven. Choose from a variety of sizes, and don’t forget the Eggcessories.

Broilmaster Premium Grills – Looking for a new Broilmaster? We carry several of the Broilmaster lines and models, including the QRave. Whether you’re looking for a grill that will deliver perfect steaks every time or a grill you can use for slow cooking, smoking, steaming, and grilling, Broilmaster’s got it and it’s American-made.

DCS Grills – DCS Grills are uncompromising in their powerful performance. Engineered to deliver the functionality and power demanded by a professional chef, DCS Grills are hand-finished to complement the quality of your premium outdoor kitchen and built to withstand the demands of the serious cook in all seasons.

• Memphis Wood Fire Grills – Memphis Wood Fire Grills are high-temperature grills, low ‘n’ slow smokers, and high performance convection ovens all in one. These quality-crafted appliances are fueled by wood pellets and have features that make the grilling experience more convenient and consistent than ever.

Saber – Saber stainless steel grills rely on infrared heat to deliver the most tender and juicy results using 30% less gas. If you’re shopping for an affordable grill that will deliver taste and quality performance year after year, a Saber is worth a look.

Twin Eagles & Delta Heat –Made in the U.S., Twin Eagles & Delta Heat products are known for their incredible beauty, high-quality, innovation, and hand-crafted construction. If professional results are what you’re after, a Twin Eagles or Delta Heat won’t let you down.

Wilmington – These American-made stainless-steel grills are available in charcoal and gas (both natural gas and propane) options and are built to last a lifetime. You’ll even find options for converting your grill into a steamer or smoker.

Whether you’re entertaining two or twenty, we have everything you need to strengthen your grill game and deliver unforgettable, mouth-watering meals. For more information on any of the grills we carry, please call us at 850-269-4666 or stop by our showroom. We welcome the opportunity to help you find the perfect grill and make you the envy of the neighborhood. Happy Grilling!


Tips to Cooking Thanksgiving Turkey on the Big Green Egg-Cooking Demo, Nov. 18

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and many want to know how to cook their Thanksgiving Turkey on the Big Green Egg.

For those interested in a personal demonstration, join us at the Towne Centre at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 at 3 p.m. for a complimentary Big Green Egg cooking demonstration. Grill Master Wayne will cover Big Green Egg Turkey Prep 101, including tips, tricks and tools to make your Thanksgiving Turkey the most juicy and flavorful. Come for the tips and stay for free beer tasting event at Seascape Wine & Spirits (3-6 pm). Click here for more details.

There are many options for cooking your bird on the Big Green Egg, and they are all equally delicious. Wayne will cover basic questions including: To brine or not to brine? How do you control cooking temperature? How do you plan cook time based on the size of your turkey? How do you know when the turkey is done and the best time to pull it off the Egg?  What Eggcessories help to make cooking effortless? From the flavor injector and turkey roaster to roast rack and thermometer, Grill Master Wayne will cover cooking tools, temperature and taste to ensure your holiday meal is one to remember.

Want immediate answers? Click here for the Big Green Egg Thanksgiving Turkey tips, recipes for brineing, injecting and roasting, side dish recipes and the all-important “turkey cheat sheet” with cooking temperatures and cook times for each size turkey.

Don’t have a Big Green Egg? There are lots of ways to cook your turkey outdoors. The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association is an advocate of cooking outside and has prepared a variety of tips on Thanksgiving meal prep, including food safety, cooking temps, frying, carving and more.

So whether you join us for a personal demonstration or do your homework online, we know you’ll love the results of cooking your Thanksgiving turkey on the Big Green Egg, smoker or grill.

Interested in purchasing a Big Green Egg? View Big Green Egg sizes online or visit us at our store in Miramar Beach, 1 mile west of Silver Sands Premium Outlets and across from Seascape Resort. For more info, call 850-269-4666.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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!


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*:


  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.


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.



How to prepare for a BBQ competition

For those considering entering a team in Eggs on the Beach, Sept. 26th at Seascape Resort, we’ve gathered some tips for preparing for a BBQ Competition. Once you register a team for Eggs on the Beach, you’ll want to use the weeks ahead planning out your menu, creating a budget, and of course, perfecting your recipes.

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Here are tips for preparing for your first EggFest or any BBQ competition:

How Many Team Members Do I Need?

For the Eggs on the Beach competition, teams may have up to four team members. However, you can recruit friends and family behind the scenes. Consider inviting friends, family or neighbors over on Friday for a prep-party. Many hands make light work when prepping sauces, meats and items to grill/smoke the next day.


What to cook?

Your foodie heart already has an idea of what to make for the competition, so start selecting meat, sauces, and spices and begin practicing your award-winning recipes. Start talking to the local butcher now to ensure he/she will have what you need in time for the competition. There is no limit to the number of items you can cook so consider changing dishes throughout the competition. While the event begins at 10 a.m., the bulk of tasters will attend between 11:30 – 1:30 p.m. so prepare to serve your best recipes during those hours.

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Choosing a Team Name

You’ll need a team name, so get together with your teammates and brainstorm.

Be creative and have fun in picking your team name. Consider a team name that provides a theme for décor. What themes will make your booth eye catching and lure tasters over to try your signature recipes? There are many team names already in use, so check on the internet at to get ideas.

 What to budget?

There is a $50 entry fee to participate in Eggs on the Beach, which includes welcome bag for each team member as well as lump charcoal, fire starter, plate setter, 2 tables, a tent, paper plates, plastic utensils, napkins and toothpicks. A large or extra-large demo Big Green Egg will be supplied for each cook team. (These Eggs are available for purchase at a 20% discount if you’ve ever thought of owning your own.) Ingredients including meat prices vary greatly. Some teams spend more as they pursue special meats, spices and other specialty tools. You’re only serving tastings (not a full meal) so consider how many samples one dish may actually create.

What to bring?

Next, you’ll need to think of all the utensils and equipment you use while cooking. Below is a list of some basics that every team should consider:

  • Tongs
  • Thermometer
  • Knives
  • Cutting boards
  • Spray bottle
  • Spatula
  • Pot holders
  • Measuring Bay Breeze Patio Anniversary 2014 043 (2)cups/spoons
  • Lighter/Fire starters
  • Paper towels
  • Trash bags
  • Wet wipes
  • Dishrags
  • Hand soap/Hand sanitizer
  • Water container
  • Coolers
  • Gloves
  • Aluminum pans/foil
  • Coolers/Ice
  • Ponchos
  • Chairs
  • Beverages/bottled water
How to keep food safe?
Visit the FDA website to review food safety and handling. Start by bringing everything perishable in cooler with plenty of ice. Clean all prep surfaces with heavy duty cleaner. Don’t leave uncooked food out on tables.
Wear disposable gloves with handling food. Watch for possible cross containerization between different Bay Breeze Patio Anniversary 2014 043 (2)types of food. Have different cutting boards/plates for raw food and finished food. Bring and use Handi Wipes often.

Remember to invite your friends to share the experience and to vote for your dish.  More friends, means more votes.  Most competitions, including Eggs on the Beach, offer a tickets in advance for a discounted price. We recommend purchasing Eggs on the Beach taster tickets in advance to save $10. The best part is  you’ll have fun and support a great cause. All proceeds from Eggs on the Beach benefit the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast.

To learn more about Eggs on the Beach, register a cook team or purchase a taster ticket, visit Follow our Eggs on the Beach Facebook page for news and updates.

Good luck and happy grilling!

“Grilling the Feast” Cooking Class Nov. 17 at Bay Breeze Patio

The countdown is on for one of the nation’s most delicious holidays, Thanksgiving! As you begin to plan your menu consider joining us for “Grilling the Feast” Thanksgiving Cooking Class on Nov. 17 at Bay Breeze Patio from 1-3 p.m. We’ll share tips, tricks and recipes for creating the most delectable Thanksgiving feast outdoors.

We will feature techniques for:
– grilling a turkey on a Willmington Grill
– cooking a rotisserie turkey on the Fire Magic Grill
– smoking a prime rib on the Big Green Egg

The cooking class will highlight recipe and seasoning options, cooking times and tips on cooking the most tender and flavorful meats for the Thanksgiving feast. The session will also highlight suggested sides that may also be cooked on the grill and even some sweet ideas for grilled deserts.

The class is appropriate for all skill levels and participants will receive a free Wayne’s Get Grillin’ Rub as a gift for attending the class. The cost is $10/person and proceeds benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge. To register, email or call Bay Breeze Patio at 850-269-4666. Click here for map and directions.

Make the visit dual purpose and check out our great deals on outdoor furniture, fabrics and accessories to give your patio a fresh look before friends and family arrive for the holidays.

Can’t make the class, check out the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association Consumer Holiday Cooking Tips Fact Sheet.

Wayne’s Smokin’ Pork Ribs

To me the ideal way to do ribs is on a smoker.  This is a tradition all across the South and leads to smoky and tender ribs. You can use any type of ribs: baby back, St. Louis or full ribs. Because the wife rules in our house, we only cook baby backs.

The classic way down south for smoking ribs is using a dry rub. We handle many different brands, but our favorite happens to be any of Wayne’s Get Grillin’ Rubs.

The rest is easy.

In just seven simple steps, you will have smokin’ pork ribs that are “fall off the bone” good.

1. After purchasing your ribs, remove the silver skin on the back side of the ribs.

2. Take yellow mustard and spread liberally over the front and back side. Then apply your favorite rub.

Ideally you do this the day before to let the rub penetrate the meat. This is not absolutley necessary, but helps develop the flavor.

3. Light your smoker and set to 225-250 degrees. Add wood chips if desired for an additional smoky flavor.

4. Place ribs on smoker and smoke for 3 to 4 hours, depending on your temperature.

5. For the “fall off the bone” experience, try wrapping your ribs in foil after the 3rd hour and cook for one more hour in a little apple juice. If you like BBQ sauce, start saucing around the four hour mark.  Be careful with sauces that have a lot of sugar, it will burn.

6. The ribs are done when the meat has pulled back from the top of the bone and you can easily pull the remaining meat away from the bone. I like to wrap and put into a cooler for an hour. This seems to redistribute the juices.

7. Get plenty of napkins and dig in!!!!