Emeril salutes "Veteran Owned & Operated" restaurants and craft breweries in Florida. His first stop takes him to the Space Coast on the east side of the state to a city named Malabar. There, Emeril meets Stuart Borton, a United States Army veteran, who along with his wife owns the "Yellow Dog Cafe". Next Emeril meets Ron Gamble, a Navy fighter pilot who along with other military friends opened one of the hottest craft breweries in the Jacksonville area. Next, Emeril meets Tom Rice, who is also a United States Army veteran. and owns "Magnolia Grill" a successful restaurant in Fort Walton Beach but that's only part of the story. Tom spends a great deal of time, effort and resources through his restaurant to help support military veterans and their families Emeril met with him to find out about the restaurant and sample some of the food he serves there but more importantly to find out just how much he really does for active and retired military and their families and why. Emeril ends the "Veteran Owned & Operated" episode with a tribute to his dad, who also served in the military, by preparing one of the dishes his father made when Emeril was a youngster. He calls it "Mr. John's Meatloaf".