Great Broker Open House in Destiny East


Just attended a Broker open house in Destiny East subdivison with a great cooking demonstration!  Chef Jekyll was on hand to give a brief but easy cooking demonstration for all the agents on hand.  Chef Jekyll also provided several light appetizers that included, garlic shrimp, smoked mackerel and my favorite, goat cheese almond grapes!  Simple but eloquent and very tasty!
The main treat for the day was a cooking demonstration by Chef Jekyll where he showed how to prepare and cook Jekyll’s Baked Oysters with Leeks and Pancetta.  Starting with a dozen oysters on the half shell he then put together a nice sauce of Leeks, Pancetta, cheese and some special seasonings.  The next step was to spoon the sauce over the oysters, sprinkle with bread crumbs and then in the oven for several minutes.  Truly an amazing dish coming from a person that does not like raw oysters!  I could have eaten a dozen of these easy!
This was a great way to show off the home with its beautiful gulf views and its ability to handle a medium size party with ease.  The cooking demonstration also showed off the well-appointed kitchen that was put to the test by a gourmet chef!  
Sometimes it takes thinking outside of the box to show off the true features and benefits of a home to a room full of agents that can now convey this to their buyers.  

Cobia Fishing in Destin, Florida!


Guess what time is coming near?  ….. Cobia fishing along the panhandle of Florida!  Cobia fishing can be described as hours of boredom mixed with moments of extreme excitement!  Cobia fishing is truly an exhilarating experience because the techniques involved area combination of hunting and fishing.  Cobia is a migrating fish that move from east to west along the emerald coast making their way to their breeding waters off coast of Louisiana.
Anglers from all along the emerald coast will be out scouting for pods of the fish in the clear Gulf waters. The basic approach is to cruise in the same direction of the migration at a speed just fast enough to overtake the fish, or in the opposite direction as slow as you can move. Boats have to be small enough to work in close, but big enough to handle the seas, and sometimes the surf.
Sight casting to the fish you want to try to catch is probably the coolest element.  It challenges your casting skills but is much more rewarding when you do it yourself.
Cobia are incredibly strong, and a fish loose on the deck can create some serious havoc, especially if one or two other anglers are still fighting fish. Sixty pounds of muscle flopping around and sliming the deck can knock you right off your feet.
The cobia is a prize catch in more than one way. As table fare goes, few fish can compare in texture and taste. Its white, firm flesh makes for easy grilling and some claim it naturally has a slight lemon flavor!
So start making your plans to come to the Luckiest Fishing Village World!  Destin, Florida has one of the largest fishing fleets in Florida.  Want to book a fishing trip checkout the Mother Lode and The Vengence and tell them I sent you!  These guys are the best and you will not be disappointed!
Once you get here, you will enjoy it so much that you too will want to “Be A Local”.  Just click on Clark.BeALocalDestin.Com to search our entire Multi Listing Service to see all the homes and condos for sale along the emerald coast.

Local Catch is Quite the Catch!


BeALocal at the Local Catch on 30A!

The Local Catch Bar and Grill located on 30A is a favorite for many locals and tourists alike. With Local Catch’s casual and quant atmosphere, you are truly welcomed by their friendly service. Head Chef and Co- Owner Adam Yellin has created quite a menu with dishes form one of a kind tacos and pork nachos to their out of this world pecan crusted fish a must have! Their weekday happy hour specials are one to talk about as well, from 3-6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Tuesday including $3 pork and veggie tacos and $4.50 fried shrimp tacos, Caribbean shrimp tacos and steak chimmichurri tacos, and on Thursday half off appetizers.

The Local Catch also offers live entertainment from the emerald coast. Favorites include the    Forrest Williams Band, Kyle LaMonica and Chris Alvarado. Check out the Local Catch’s full menu and event calendar on their website Once here, you too will want to BeALocal at the Local Catch! To search for homes and condos in Destin and on 30A go to Clark.BeALocalDestin.Com. 


The 24th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival


Come BeALocal at this year’s 24th annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival!

This year’s 24th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival is back again! Hosted by Sandestin in the village of Baytown Wharf and takes place Presidents Day weekend Saturday February 15th and Sunday February the 16th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Come down and join us for a great weekend get-a-way and enjoy strolling from vendor to vendor with your favorite drink while sampling all the 24th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival’s gumbo from our best resteraunts and chefs.

There will be live Zydeco bands from New Orleans this year fit for the whole family at the Sandestin Gumbo Festival for this very exciting celebration. The 24th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival has tickets on sale at with daily and weekend passes available. Your gonna want to get tickets soon because they will go fast!

We hope to see you there at this years Sandestin Gumbo Festival. While your walking around sampling the local gumbo don’t forget that you too can BeALocal. Come search for your very own vacation condo at Look forward to seeing you there!



30A Songwriters Festival Returns!

30A Songwriters Festival Returns! 

The 30A Songwriters Festival is back! Coming from the beautiful beaches of 30A from January 18th thru the 20th. This unique and very special festival event is truly one of a kind. The 30A Songwriters Festival is hosted by the local restaurants throughout 30A to give this festival a true personal touch. The 30A Songwriters Festival has hosted hundreds of artists from all over the country including artists from our very own area. (Visit

Over the past couple of years the 30A Songwriters Festival has grown and become a very popular event with tourists and our very own locals. This year’s lineup includes a variety of spectacular artists such as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lucinda Williams, Jeffrey Steele, Shawn Mullins, Fastball, and many many more. (See full line up)

The 30A Songwriters Festival is an all-day all weekend event kicking off Friday January 18th all day Saturday the 19th and all day Sunday the 20th. Come on down to capture this truly amazing event and enjoy watching these extremely talented artists while indulging in everything 30A has to offer. When you’re ready to Be A Local, give us a call at (850) 337-0803. Or email us at and you can enjoy 30A the way you really want… as A Local! To get started you can search the entire Multiple Listing Service at Clark.BeALocalDestin.Com and search like a Real Estate Agent.   


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