Author: Sabe Fink

The HandleBar: A Pensacola Landmark

Kathy Sandstrom and her husband Chris McKean have strong ties to The Handlebar, the iconic downtown Pensacola watering hole and eclectic music venue. The couple, along with partner Robert Goodspeed, purchased the local landmark...


Coastal Resinworks

Melissa McGlothren was leading the life of a business executive, working long days, when something told her to make a change. Her change was not small – she left her job, moved to Mexico...


Classic Strawberry Shortcake

Spring and early summer bring wonderful bounty to the gulf coast region. Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and peaches are abundant – in stores, at farmer’s markets, roadside stands, and pick-your-own farms. All these fruits are...

The Grand Marlin @ Panama City Beach

The Grand Marlin

As many great stories begin, the tale of The Grand Marlin in Pensacola Beach and Panama City Beach, FL begins with a fishing trip and the search for Atlantic Blue Marlin in the acclaimed North Drop near St. Thomas.


Happily Living On The EDGE

Heather and Chris saw a great opportunity as they watched a building rise above the water, just across from where they were docking their boats and operating their water sports business. “We fell in...


Emeril’s Coastal

Emeril Lagasse opened his first Northwest Florida restaurant several years ago at Grand Boulevard in Sandestin because of his love of the water and his appreciation of the abundant fresh local seafood, which results...

Safari Club Dining, Rustic Elegance Meets an Eclectic Menu

Into the Wild

The Safari Club restaurant at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo boasts a menu as varied and interesting as the animals on view. In the expansive location it moved to last summer, the Alabama Gulf...