Story by: Natalie Haddock
The diverse communities along 30a offer a “small town feel” with big town taste. Residents and visitors can walk from the condo to the beach, to shopping centers, and to restaurants. But when a little shop offers great food and a little something extra, it’s certainly noteworthy. This week’s installment of 3 for 30a is to highlight the small, but special, markets and café’s along Hwy 30A.
Friday January 23 –The first stop for many after arriving at the beach is Seacrest Sundries, where market groceries meets beach store meets café. Begin with a quick bite of their addictive “Crack” Salad Sandwich (homemade chicken salad) and then peruse the market for a few essentials like hats, towels, bottled water, wine & beer. They also have basics for your condo like condiments and detergent. Full café menu available at http://www.seacrestsundries.com/
Saturday January 24 – “Praise the Lard!” The Perfect Pig Café and Gourmet Market in Seagrove Beach boasts hand-sliced ham and bacon as their specialty along with hickory smoked pulled chicken and pork. They also serve homemade sauces and sides and offer a variety of gourmet market items such as pancake mix, jellies, mustard, sauces, chips, snack crackers, and coffee. Be sure to stop by anytime from 8:00am – 9:00pm or visit their new location in Gulf Place, opening this weekend! For a full menu check out http://theperfectpig30a.com/
Sunday January 25 – If you didn’t get enough southern BBQ by Sunday, the Cowgirl Kitchen has you covered. The Pulled Pork Tacos are a house favorite, but if you’re still in the mood for breakfast the Praline Bacon along with their full breakfast menu is happily served until 2:00pm. Wake up for their “Grumpy Hour” at 8:00am to enjoy 2 for 1 draft beer and $1 off wine and libations. Their market includes fresh take-and-bake casseroles, specialty sauces, and a variety of wine. Visit http://www.cowgirlkitchen.com/ for more info.