Food & Drink

Back on Track?

It’s going to be an uphill battle, but hopes remain high that Amtrak will resume its passenger rail service between New Orleans and Orlando. Although fans are hoping to see some of the service return within two years, the major hurdle that remains is funding for the project and who will pay what.

More Mollusks, Please

An area known for its blue-green waterways and rich ecosystems, Santa Rosa County is currently working on a project that could improve the quality of marine life — and perhaps economic development — for years to come. The county has been working with scientists at the Nature Conservancy since 2015 on the Pensacola East Bay Oyster Habitat Restoration Project — a multi-phase endeavor that’s being funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund.

Embracing Altruism

One of eight Benefit Corporations in Florida, the Walton County-based Amavida Coffee and Tea Company represents a new breed of business — one aimed at balancing the public good with making profit.

BP Oil Spill’s Ripple Effects

The BP oil spill in 2010 wrought havoc in the Gulf Coast states, endangering wildlife, destroying environmentally sensitive lands and devastating Northwest Florida’s tourism industry.