3 for 30A – Tommypalooza Weekend
By Natalie Haddock
Friday, November 20 – Last September Borago of Grayton Beach temporarily closed its doors due to extensive fire and smoke damage, but that doesn’t mean they are down and out by any means. Borago is up and running seven nights a week at their new location just two miles west, at the Nick’s location in Blue Mountain Beach on 30a. Come out for some of your Italian favorites like insalata, linguini or penne. The menu is somewhat trimmed down but you can still expect some of your favorite Borago seafood specialties and “Secondi” classics. They are open every day at from 5:00pm-9:00pmand reservations can be made by calling (850) 226-9886. Borago plans to remain in this space until February, after which they hope to move back into their newly repaired original location.
Saturday, November 21 – The Stinky’s family is expanding and plans to open their newest venue, Trebeache’ by January 2016. Trebeache’ will be located in what was previously the Bowery space in Redfish Village and promises to be “an elegant resort casual restaurant offering classic to contemporary fare with a variety of ethnic flares.” The location will also be suited for music and events with seating for up to 400 people. This Saturday come by Trebeache’ on 30a and take part in the Tommypalooza Benefit from 6:00pm-midnight. All proceeds from the event will go toward medical expenses for one of Stinky’s own, Tom Ford and his wife Shareen, who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. The benefit will offer food by Sunset Catering and Blue Mountain Catering Company, live music by local legends such as Forrest Williams Band and Dredd Clampitt, and a silent auction featuring vacation packages, elegant dinners, and beautiful gift items. Please click for more info and Go Fund Me donation.
Sunday, November 22 – Are you staying near Watercolor resort on 30a and looking for the perfect seaweed salad? How about a Firecracker roll or some sashimi? Well you are in luck…renovations are complete and the Gathering Spot and Sushi bar is open for business. You can now enjoy a crisp fall evening sitting at the outdoor fire pit, sipping on warm sake, and taking in the salty beach air. In addition to the fresh sushi menu, The Gathering Spot also offers “American style” sandwiches and entrees. Try the 7oz Peppercorn Rubbed Beef Tenderloin served with Yukon gold potatoes, arugula, red onions, cherry tomatoes, blue cheese crumbles, and balsamic. Lunch hours are 11:30pm-5:00, and dinner runs from 5:00pm-10:00pm nightly. Stop in at Happy hour for drink and sushi specials.