Nominations are over! Now is the time to VOTE! The top ten nominees have moved on to phase two, it is now up to you to choose the Best in Destin. You can vote once per day between Monday, November 13, 2023 at 12:01 AM and Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 11:59 PM Central Time. Click here to vote.
Enter your nominations for the Best In Destin 2024 once per day between Monday, Oct. 9, 2023, at 12:01 AM and Thursday, Oct., 26, 2023, at 11:59 PM Central Standard Time. You can vote once per day between Monday, Nov. 13, 2023, at 12:01 AM and Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023, at 11:59 PM Central Standard Time. Click here to get started.
Readers of VIP Destin Magazine have voted White-Wilson Medical Center as Best Medical Group and Best Urgent Care in the magazine’s annual Best in Destin awards. Dr. Richard Reno of White-Wilson Pediatric Clinic in Destin was also named Best Pediatrician. Following a two-week voting period late last year, White-Wilson and Dr. Reno secured the 2023 winning titles and accepted the awards during VIP Destin’s Black Tie Ball on March 25. White-Wilson CEO Alan Gieseman and White-Wilson Board of Directors
Enter your nominations for the Best in Destin 2023 once per day between Monday, Oct. 10, 2022 at 12:01 AM and Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022 at 11:59 PM Central Standard Time. You can vote once per day between Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022 at 1:01 AM and Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022 at 11:59 PM Central Standard Time. Click here to participate.
The annual South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival donated $40,000 to Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) to support 17 children’s charities in Northwest Florida on Aug. 31, 2022. The charity wine festival, founded by Chan Cox of Wine World, designates DCWAF as the sole recipient of the net proceeds of the event. More than 4,500 people attended the 2022 festival. “Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation is honored to be the beneficiary of South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival. As the
Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board crowned Chef Erin Miller from Urban Hearth in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as the First-Ever 2022 Queen of American Seafood after winning the 2022 Annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off on Saturday, August 6, in New Orleans. The 18th annual event was held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in conjunction with the Louisiana Restaurant Association Showcase. “What an outstanding competition we had today
Destin’s Chef Al Massa of Brotula’s Seafood House and Steamer will face 13 other chefs from around the country for the title King or Queen of American Seafood in the 18th Annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off. To be eligible to compete in the event, chefs must either hold the current title of King or Queen of Seafood or be appointed by the lieutenant governor of their respective state or territory. “We are very excited and extremely humbled to have the opportunity to represent Destin, the Panhandle,
“The Great War Through a Doughboy’s Eyes” was released on March 23, 2022, and chronicles the service of Corporal Howard P. Claypoole, told through the lens of his grandson and Miramar Beach local Gregory S. Valloch. Corporal Howard P. Claypoole served in the US Army during WWI and was awarded The Purple Heart posthumously. Like his grandfather, Colonel Gregory S. Valloch also served in the military and is a US Army veteran who honorably served during the Gulf War. Since then, Valloch has become a Destin
Progress Bank Florida Market Executive Dewayne Youngblood announced today that Lane Redding has been promoted to South Walton & Bay County Market President. “Due to our recent expansion into Panama City, it was the perfect time to grow Lane’s role to Market President of that area and the surrounding community. She has been instrumental in our success since she joined the Bank in 2020 and we are excited to watch her continue to prosper in her new position,” said Youngblood. Redding graduated from Baylor
Destin, Fla., Jan. 31 – On Jan. 30, the Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry celebrated its 20-year anniversary and recent expansion of its Destin location with a ribbon cutting attended by the Destin, Greater Fort Walton Beach and Walton Area chambers of commerce."This expansion has allowed us to take better care of our patients, to be more flexible for them and live out our core value of delivering the best quality dentistry in a warm comfortable atmosphere,” explained Dr. Dennis Lichorwic, founder of