Story by Phil Heppding
Friday February 17th, 2017
Pursue the Roux in South Walton
We hope you had a fabulous Valentine’s Day. I took the wife to visit Chef Kevin Korman at Roselie Dining and Seafood Bar in Inlet Beach at 30Avenue. Chef Kevin is one of the many talented chefs here in South Walton. If you haven’t been to Roselie, go soon before the spring break crowds get here. I highly recommend starting with a few items from the seafood bar. We loved the lobster on the brioche bun…so much so that we ordered seconds!!!! Anyway, go see chef Kevin and his lovely wife Angela and tell them Phil at 30a Food and Wine sent you!
Haven’t made your plans for the weekend yet? Here are our best bets for getting out and about on 30a in South Walton.
Friday February 17th –
BINGO!!! Bingo night that is. Join the fun and all for a wonderful cause at the Grayton Beer Tap Room for a night of bingo. There are some great prizes up for grabs and cards are $5 with all proceeds going to benefit Food For Thought Outreach in Santa Rosa Beach.
Saturday February 18th –
Come on out and Pursue The Roux at the 28th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival at the Village of Baytowne Wharf inside the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. The fun start at 12PN and goes until 4 in the afternoon. Get your tickets Friday before prices go up on the day of the event. Come taste gumbo from over 15 teams competing for the top prize of best Gumbo on the Emerald Coast. Fans get to vote for the coveted People’s Choice award. Awards ceremony takes place at 4:15 at the main stage in the Village of Baytowne Wharf. Be sure and tag all your gumbo photos with #30afoodandwine.
A few shots from last year’s Sandestin Gumbo Festival
Sunday February 19th –
Venture out to Grand Boulevard on Sunday for the afternoon performance of “Bakersfield Mist” at the Emerald Coast Theatre Company. Bakersfield Mist is described* as a “hilarious, inspired by true events comedy-drama, following unemployed bartender Maude, and art expert Lionel Percy, as they begin to question the true definition of art and the authenticity of people.
Maude, a fifty-something unemployed bartender living in a trailer park, has bought a painting for a few bucks from a thrift store. Despite almost trashing it, she’s now convinced it’s a lost masterpiece by Jackson Pollock worth millions. But when world-class art expert Lionel Percy flies over from New York and arrives at her trailer home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, he has no idea what he is about to discover.
The show starts at 2pm and runs 80 minutes with no intermission. $25 Adults, $20 Seniors, $15 Students, plus a $2 facility fee.
* Description and photo provided courtesy of the Emerald Coast Theatre Company