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Smooth operator: ‘Pine’ always prepared at Wicked Wheel

Posted on - JAN WADDY

PANAMA CITY BEACH — Bill Buskell, known as “Pine” for his first beach restaurant, keeps Wicked Wheel running like a well-oiled machine.”We want to separate ourselves. We want to be a little above comfort food,” Buskell said. “We buy the best we can.”Buskell has run Pineapple Willy’s, a multi-million dollar operation on South Thomas Drive, since the ’80s. But Wicked Wheel on Hutchison Boulevard offers something “refreshingly different” for families year-round. […]