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Fried Green Tomatoes & Bacon Jam ~ The Southern Scoop’s Featured Recipe

Fried Green Tomatoes & Bacon Jam ~ The Southern Scoop's Featured Recipe. Down in the South, we love fried green tomatoes. No, we're not talking about the 1991 classic movie starring Kathy Bates and Jessica Tandy. We're talking about actual fried green tomatoes! We believe everyone should try this Southern classic at least once in their lifetime, and especially with some bacon jam (but more on that later). Whether you're preparing these for an appetizer or party snack, our fried green tomatoes are sure to wow all your friends at the next get-together. They're crispy on the outside and [...]

2019-07-29T16:23:16-05:00July 29th, 2019|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

Best Barbecue Restaurants at the Beach

Best Barbecue Restaurants at the Beach ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Barbecue is not just for your backyard cookout anymore - down South, you're likely to find a barbecue joint on just about every corner. Everyone has their own favorite barbecue restaurant, but we have to contend that there is nothing like barbecue at the beach. That's right! Even at the beach, you'll find some of the best barbecue restaurants known to locals and visitors alike. It was tough, but we narrowed down our top favorites across each of our areas. So, even if you're staying in a Pensacola Beach [...]

2019-07-15T16:43:27-05:00July 15th, 2019|Adventure, Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

Ultimate Fish Tacos ~ The Southern Scoop’s Featured Recipe of the Month

Ultimate Fish Tacos ~ The Southern Scoop's Featured Recipe of the Month Welcome to the Southern Scoop's featured monthly recipe! It's no surprise that here on the Gulf Coast, we love fish tacos. This summer staple can be enjoyed a variety of different ways - breaded, fried, blackened, soft shell, or hard shell. You name it, we eat it! Our Ultimate Fish Tacos recipe happens to involve grilled fish for a healthier option. In addition, the fish maintains a delicious taste and texture. What more could you ask for? When preparing our Ultimate Fish Tacos, be sure to use a [...]

2019-04-25T14:34:14-05:00April 25th, 2019|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

Southern Shrimp & Grits ~ The Southern Scoop’s Featured Recipe of the Month

Southern Shrimp & Grits ~ The Southern Scoop's Featured Recipe of the Month Welcome back to the Southern Scoop's Featured Recipe of the Month! This time around, we're bringing you our classic Southern Shrimp & Grits Recipe. If you've spent any time in the South, then you'll know two things: we love shrimp, and we love grits. Even more, we love when they come together to create a perfect dish. Everyone has their opinion about the best place to get shrimp and grits - Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House in Destin, The Fish House in Pensacola (ask for the "World-Famous [...]

2020-04-17T10:37:16-05:00February 25th, 2019|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

Southern Oysters ~ The Southern Scoop’s Recipe of the Month

Southern Oysters ~ The Southern Scoop’s Recipe of the Month The Southern Scoop is back with another delicious coastal recipe! This time, we're bringing you a tried and true classic we know you'll love: Southern Oysters. Oysters pack a tremendous amount of flavor and can be prepared in a myriad of ways. Baked and steamed are traditional methods, but nothing tops grilled oysters. Cooking the oysters on the grill provides a delicious flavor you won't get out of steaming and baking. In addition, oysters are a social food; here on the Gulf Coast, you're more likely to find shrimp [...]

2020-04-17T10:36:12-05:00January 24th, 2019|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

Southern Black Eyed Peas & Blackened Fish ~ The Southern Scoop’s Recipe of the Month

Southern Black-Eyed Peas & Blackened Fish ~ The Southern Scoop's Recipe of the Month We all know the old Southern tradition: the first food eaten on New Year's Day should be black-eyed peas to bring luck and prosperity in the new year. This year, we put our own Southern twist on this classic dish and paired it with blackened fish. Blackened fish is quick, easy, and a healthy way to kickstart your New Year's resolutions. When it comes to the black-eyed peas, bring out maximum flavor by incorporating chicken broth and ham hocks. For the fish, we recommend using a [...]

2020-04-17T10:34:44-05:00December 27th, 2018|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

Where to Enjoy Christmas Dinner on the Beach

Christmas Dinner on the Beach ~ Southern Vacation Rentals With Christmas just 22 days away, we can only imagine that your preparations are in full swing! If you're headed down to the beach for a Christmas getaway, you've probably made all the necessary arrangements - and that includes preparing a Christmas dinner. Did you know many local restaurants are offering Christmas dinner on the beach? Your visit to the Gulf Coast includes so many fabulous culinary options, so take a night off! Read below for some of our favorite options for a Christmas dinner on the beach! 30A Local [...]

2018-12-03T18:24:41-06:00December 3rd, 2018|Adventure, Food, Gulf Coast Blog|