YOUR 30A Food & Wine Guide
January 18, 2017
Story by Jordan Lacenski
Written while sipping on Emmolo Merlot
Whether you’re a local or you just landed, an exceptional culinary experience is the next best thing about the beach besides the beautiful landscape. With a tight-knit community of foodies and wine collectors, the Emerald Coast is well-deserving of an accolade or two.
We have toured top-rated South Walton restaurants. We have tasted your favorite coastal cuisine and we have interviewed the Chefs cooking up your favorite dishes. Through our tastebud travels, we collected and curated our favorite experiences and yours to bring you the first ever Food & Wine Guide of South Walton.
All of the Emerald Coast’s best writers have come together to rally behind 30afoodandwine.com to provide the very most current, accurate, and compelling community based publication centered around our local restaurants and why we love them.
This full-color publication is sure to make your mouth water with beautiful images of gulf to table fresh caught fish, farm to fork vegetables, savory desserts and more. With careful consideration of the most impressive wine lists and best beach views, we give you the ultimate guide to fully enjoy every beach feast. We fill 100 pages with features of South Walton’s most popular restaurants, most talented Chefs, most influential individuals, and our suggestions for Top 10 Places for the perfect cocktail or the most family friendly.
With a passion for our community and an effort to showcase the businesses that continue to give back, we felt this has been a long time coming. People come to the beaches of South Walton because of the beautiful beaches, but also because of the hospitality, the joy the beach brings, the casual yet cozy feel of each business, the smile and greeting they get when they walk into the places we are so lucky to visit regularly. There is a reason so many of us visit and shortly after, make the Emerald Coast our home.
We wanted to offer a way for you to get to know the person behind the Chef’s knife, the mastermind behind the concept, and what to expect at each restaurant from atmosphere to service. Discover what made each so successful while you immerse yourself in the growth and history of each venture. This guide offers you a bucket list like no other. With an index including each restaurant, the style of food offered, the average price of each dish as well as the location, you can guide ever gathering and find the perfect spot for every occasion. Get ready to guide your senses and taste your way through South Walton with the 2017 Food & Wine Guide of South Walton.
Look for your copy beginning March 1st at all of our favorite restaurants from the beach to the bay. We suggest skimming through over a glass of wine!
Cheers. Proost. Sláinte. Salute. Salud.
– Jordan Lacenski: Founder & Chief Innovation Officer of BrandBoss Creative