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Local smokehouse prides itself on slow-cooked meats and speedy service

Local smokehouse prides itself on slow-cooked meats and speedy service
Self-styled “Smokin’” Daryl is a guy whose brimming personality pervades Smokin’ D’s BBQ and he makes no bones about it. The restaurant proper is a 480 square feet power house. A 1972 fire truck from Wisconsin sits out front, and you might catch Daryl Perritt driving the truck on the beach. The staff wear shirts that read “vegetarian recovery center.” Perritt...

ROAD TRIP: Paula Deen opening new restaurant in Savannah this summer

ROAD TRIP: Paula Deen opening new restaurant in Savannah this summer
Get your forks ready, y’all. There’s a new Paula Deen restaurant coming to Whitemarsh Island. Paula Deen’s Creek House is set to open in June at 104 Bryan Woods Road, the former location of Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House, which Paula Deen co-owned with her brother, Earl W. “Bubba” Hiers Jr. The restaurant will offer wide variety of dishes, including...

Got a sweet tooth? Luli’s Cupcakes has you covered

They are delightful, delicious and whimsical. They’re cupcakes. In an interesting career move, Lela Pate, formerly a paralegal from Central Florida, fell into Luli’s Cupcakes after she moved to St. Augustine in 2008. It is an ironic, tongue-twisting coincidence that Pate started off as a baker in Luli’s Cupcakes — she eventually became the owner. Luli’s has been around for 11...

Carmelo’s Pizzeria serves up Italian classics in a cozy atmosphere

Carmelo’s Pizzeria serves up Italian classics in a cozy atmosphere
Joe and Cindy Tringali have cornered the market on King and Malaga streets in downtown St. Augustine with their popular pizzeria, Carmelo’s Pizzeria. What started out as a small gas station named Conner’s Shell 25 years ago has grown into a booming business comprised of a gas station, an upscale marketplace and a pizzeria. New York-style pizza is cooked in...

8 ways to kick up the romance this Valentine’s Day in St. Augustine

By Laura Hampton [email protected] When you live in one of the most romantic cities in the U.S., sometimes you need a little reminder to kick the passion up a notch. Luckly, Valentine’s Day comes around every Feb. 14. Though any day is a good day to tell that special someone you care, Valentine’s Day provides an opportunity do something a little bit special...

9 must try cocktail spots in St. Augustine

Whether you’re a tourist or a local, St. Augustine has a unique selection of bars and nightclubs to help you take the edge off. Here are some of our favorites: 1. THE ICE PLANT Stepping into this bar is like stepping back in time. The Ice Plant prides itself on hand-crafted cocktails and hand-carved ice, making it a cornerstone part of...

The Gipsy Kings are coming to St. Augustine

Grammy Award-winning flamenco group The Gipsy Kings is set to perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 15 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C State Road A1A S. Tickets to the show go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3. “Music has always been a passion,” says Gipsy Kings’ lead guitarist Tonino Baliardo. “Even after all this time, after all these years...

Purple Olive Restaurant serves up eclectic mix of rustic dishes in St. Augustine

Family owned and operated since July of 2004, Purple Olive is an eclectic culinary mainstay featuring fresh-baked artisan breads, homemade soups, signature salad dressings and nightly dinner specials. With Chef Peter Kenney at the helm along with his wife, Deidre, Purple Olive offers up everything from grilled stuffed eggplant and hearts-of-palm salad to blackened ahi tuna and garlic shrimp pasta....

Our ever-changing beach: Photos of St. Augustine Beach through the years

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Film festival line-up boasts multiple links to Florida

A Dean Emeritus from the University of Florida; a Jacksonville-born man who fought racial inequality; a film about the State foster care system with a writer/cinematographer who went to Apopka High School; and St. Augustine residents who became patrons of a film – the common thread of Florida connects these people, places or subjects, which will be highlighted during...