Food & Drink

Coastal Distancing on Cruise Control: Clearwater Beach to Sarasota

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Opal Moments, Road Trip Series, Sarasota/Longboat Key, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Treasure Island|

We tasked the husband-and-wife couple behind the travel brand The League Collective with taking to the open road for a long weekend getaway. Their point A to point B? Clearwater Beach south to Sarasota along the Gulf Coast of Florida. The result? The perfect marriage of freewheeling and comfort-seeking.

Homemade Pasta-Perfecting Tips from Drift Kitchen + Bar

Florida East Coast & Keys, Food & Drink, Hutchinson Island/Jensen Beach, Opal's Own Recipes|

Sick of the same old store-bought spaghetti? Hutchinson Shores Resort and Spa’s executive chef spills his secrets on how to make a homemade pasta that’ll make any Italian grandmother proud.

Finding Maine Along Coastal Route 1

Active, Arts & Culture, Bar Harbor, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Experiences, Food & Drink, New England Coast, Road Trip Series|

During a three-day road trip up the coast of Maine, from Penobscot Bay to Bar Harbor, our writer and New England native, Maggie Wallace, attempts to show her “from-away” friend that there’s more to this state than just lobster. In the process, she receives some schooling of her own.

How to Make Your Own Sushi from Caretta on the Gulf

Clearwater Beach, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Opal's Own Recipes|

Chef de cuisine at Sandpearl Resort’s Caretta on the Gulf provides a primer to making the Japanese delicacy at home.

This or That: Maine’s Blueberry Mojito or Florida’s Coconut Daiquiri

Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, New England Coast, Opal's Own Recipes, This or That|

We compare two creative cocktails – one served at Opal resorts in the Northeast, and one served at the resorts in Florida – plus their recipes to take home.

A Tale of Two Coasts: Sampling Both Sides of Florida on an Open Stretch of Road

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Experiences, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Hutchinson Island/Jensen Beach, Jupiter/North Palm Beach, Naples, Road Trip Series|

A three-day road trip down the lower half of Florida’s Atlantic Coast, then across the northern section of the Everglades to the Gulf, means you get the best of both worlds: the East Coast’s waves and nightlife action and the Gulf Coast’s wildlife and sugar-sand beaches.

Tips to Perfecting Your Backyard Burger This Summer

Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Opal's Own Recipes, Treasure Island|

Looking to up the game on your bland backyard burgers this summer? Chef Michael von Blomberg of Treasure Island Beach Resort lifts the lid on how to build the ultimate gourmet burger.

Dish in Demand: The Pan-seared Hogfish at Sea-Guini

Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Opal's Own Recipes, St. Petersburg/Clearwater|

Meet the melt-in-your mouth key ingredient that stars in the wildly popular pan-seared hogfish at Opal Sands’s Sea-Guini, plus the recipe for you to take home.

Dish in Demand: The Crab-Crusted Grouper at Drift Kitchen + Bar

Florida East Coast & Keys, Food & Drink, Hutchinson Island/Jensen Beach, Opal's Own Recipes|

Flaky and delicious, the crab-crusted grouper at the new Drift Kitchen + Bar at Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa is sure to be a guest favorite. We share the details, ingredients, and recipe here.

ICYMI: What’s New at The Resort at Longboat Key Club & Longboat Key

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Experiences, Family, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key|

(Above) © @theweekendfox, Katherine Fox Haven’t been to Longboat Key