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Dec 6, 2019

Crestview resident headed to SEC Championship for recipe contest

Sherri Williams was chosen as one of two finalists in the Johnsonville Tailgate Recipe Throwdown.

Dec 24, 2018

Gingerbread goodness — a history

Gingerbread is a broad term that can describe anything from a firm and crispy cookie to a moist, soft cake. Traditionally, gingerbread is seasoned with ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and other aromatic sp…

Dec 24, 2018

Polar Bear is more than an ice cream shop

CRESTVIEW — Get ready to Instagram. Polar Bear Ice Cream and Coffee brings an internet sensation, rolled ice cream, to the north end of Crestview. Alex Ou, the owner, emigrated from China to Americ…

Jul 17, 2018

Local farmers markets open for business

Farmers markets are open for business all across Florida as the summer months offer opportunities to sell produce that is fresh and grown locally.  In Okaloosa County, we have two farmers markets …

May 11, 2018

Building a healthy taco using local produce

Tacos are a traditional Mexican dish with a mixture of various fillings on a flat bread tortilla. Having recently visited the Yucatan Peninsula and consumed tacos on a daily basis, it became eviden…

Apr 10, 2018

New restaurant coming to town

CRESTVIEW — Rumors about a new restaurant coming to Crestview have been confirmed by a general manager at the chain. Jorge Lopez, general manager of Pepper’s Mexican Grill and Cantina in Shalimar, …

Oct 13, 2017

'I cook every day, even when I'm on vacation'

CRESTVIEW — When Food Network star Guy Fieri's new show airs in November, a Crestview resident will be right there cooking on it. Sherri Williams and her teammate, Sharon Damante, will compete on "…

Jul 14, 2017

Food truck owners focus on Mexican fare

CRESTVIEW — Deborah Andreozzi's longing for the Mexican food she experienced while living in Huntington Beach, California was the basis for a Crestview business venture. Andreozzi and her business …

Jul 14, 2017

McAlister's Deli opens Crestview restaurant

CRESTVIEW — McAlister’s Deli, a leading fast casual chain, opened its doors with a ribbon cutting 10:30 a.m. July 17 at 2100 South Ferdon Blvd. S. in Crestview. Known for its "American Regional Fa…

Jun 26, 2017

Crestview police and associates share favorite recipes

CRESTVIEW — They may wear blue while on duty, but Crestview Police officers and administrative staff happily swap their uniforms for chef's aprons when it comes to family get-togethers and backyard c…