Southeast Dining on Alabama’s beaches is an experience unlike any other. The restaurants in this destination take pride in serving fresh Gulf seafood along with local vegetables, fruits, cheeses and other products. With open-air restaurants, waterfront seating and live music, guests can truly enjoy the local life while going out for a meal. Some restaurants also host dinner series during the winter season. These series include decedent dishes made by the area’s finest chefs, flavorful wine from across the country and a pristine view of the white-sand 118 FoodTraveler l Winter 2016 beaches and turquoise water this destination is known for. There is no better place to celebrate good food and good fun than Alabama’s beaches. This destination provides visitors with the ultimate culinary vacation, no matter what time of year. For more information on Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, visit GulfShores.com. While there, be sure to request a copy of the 2017 vacation guide, a 100-page magazine that features a photographic tour of the area, and includes a complete listing of accommodations, things to see and do, and great places to eat.