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3 days in Sandestin

George's closes at end of season, opening for special holiday's and reopens before Spring Break. Same for LA Cocina in Seacrest. Owners keep Seagrove Village Market open. JC's is closed as is Fish Bar and Smiling Fish. Boshamp's in the old Flamingo Cafe location, Destin has been renovated by owners kids and reopened. Feel the same about Crab Trap, Popano's, Back Porch.. Fudpuckers has new huge location that opened in Ft. walton with 4 restaurants under one roof. Try Amavida coffee in Seaside and Rosemary. Free trade and many restaurants serving. Also enjoy Jasmine Thai but next door Chan's serves killer lunch and dinner along with an exceptional selection of cheeses. Red Bar on sunday is a must from 10-2. Get there early, and stay! Also love Stinky's in dune allen. Soft shell season, get the Busta soft shell crab eggs benedict and the awesome bloody mary! Oysters baked on wood plank are incredible.

May 20, 2013
30AEATS in Florida

3 days in Sandestin

For 15 years Vintij has consistently been a favorite. Always exceptional. Chef John Jacob rocks. Todd Reber knows his wine. Staff are excellent!

May 20, 2013
30AEATS in Florida

3 days in Sandestin

Seagar's is under new management with new staff and chef... a focus on seafood. Cafe Tango owners now have main focus on new restaurant geared toward music loving and cocktail crowd called La Playa at Gulf Place where Smiling Fish once was. Hilton now has new restaurant/old revival, elephant Walk opened by Marlin Grill of Baytowne owners. Bistro Bijoux in Baytowne best choice as will be Vintij in Miramar Beach across from outlets. Always consistant. Stinky's fish Camp, west end of 30A not far from Sandestin also a great option.

May 20, 2013
30AEATS in Florida

Best eats on 30-A?

Glad you enjoyed fresh Gulf Coast Seafood from Shrimpers, and the rooftop deck at Bud's. It is special. Cowgirl Kitchen now has CK Feed & Supply in Rosemary!

May 20, 2013
30AEATS in Florida

Best eats on 30-A?

Go for the Happy hour and Apalachicola oysters on the half shell. Gris A Ya Ya is good but geared toward the tourists. Burgers are great as is the fresh catch of the day.

May 20, 2013
30AEATS in Florida

Best eats on 30-A?

I really like Basmati's sushi. Might have caught them on a bad night. Try the dining room at Fish Out of Water. Quite the experience. Only the best in local and regional purveyors sourced. Borago is exceptional as well, though I prefer to eat in the bar as it is more intimate.

May 20, 2013
30AEATS in Florida

Best eats on 30-A?

Give Basmati's in Blue Mountain and Crush in Seaside a try for sushi as well! Basmati's has 1/2 priced happy hour 5-6pm on sushi and Crush from 4-6.

May 20, 2013
30AEATS in Florida

Best eats on 30-A?

Cafe Thirty-A still an exceptional choice!

May 20, 2013
30AEATS in Florida

Best eats on 30-A?

Just to update, lots of new restaurants on 30A! Johnny Earles is back with Grayton Beach Bar & Grill. Edward's in Rosemary Beach is a favorite with clams, mussels, local seafood using local produce. Pick up Beach needs at CK Feed & Supply Rosemary, Enjoy sushi from La Crema owners at Aqua Coastal Rosemary, and The Pearl with 3 restaurants opens in Rosemary in a few weeks! V Seagrove has amazing 30AEATS, as do many old favorites! Pandora's Grayton is under new management, La Playa also new at Gulf Place, La Cocina in Seacrest next to Rosemary always delicious!

May 20, 2013
30AEATS in Florida

Good Eats in Destin. Florida Area

Sam, Glad you had a great trip. Chef Chris at Fire, Chef Adam at Local Catch, Ex. Chef's David , and Sous Alex at V Seagrove are all spectacular choices. Try Edward's in Rosemary on your return for Dinner, Chef Dave Bishops crab cakes for lunch at Bud and Alley's, Red Bar Bloody Marys on sunday and Stinky's Bloody Mary's too! Stinky's has a great brunch! Also, Chef owner George Barnes of Smiling Fish. Excellent Shrimp Creole and Etouffee! I will be at the V Sunday! Now serving brunch!

Sep 14, 2012
30AEATS in Florida

Refelections on Paris dining, January. 2012...Chez L'Ami Jean lunch

Sounds like a great plan! I tried to bring it back to Chez L' Ami! Just submitted my article, and wishing I was back there now enjoying the succulent Breton Langoustine and Creamy Parmesan Soup! Mouth watering.

Jun 04, 2012
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Daytrip to Venice from Paris?

It really wasn't bad on easy-jet. Napped on the plane. :-)

Jun 03, 2012
30AEATS in Italy

Daytrip to Venice from Paris?

So glad to hear you went as well! I was in awe of the reconstruction of the estate, and the determination to bring the 600 year old vines back to life, to produce the Dorona grape again, not to mention the spectacular local, if not foraged on-site cuisine. Impressive. We flew back to the states from Paris the following day, or I may have considered an overnight in their hostel. Thanks for sharing.

Jun 03, 2012
30AEATS in Italy

Daytrip to Venice from Paris?

Changing the word for to from. The trip to Venice is definitely worth taking, especially in the spring for the moleche lagoon crabs. http://www.thepariskitchen.com/2011/1...
Back to the original post, adored Jengo and Chez L'Ami Jean dinner with Wendy and friends.We chose carte blanche as well, so that we could linger and enjoy the experience.

Jun 03, 2012
30AEATS in Italy

Daytrip to Venice from Paris?

I did not feel rushed at all PhilD, nor did the friends I was with. You can't get any more" local" than Venissa.It was a dusk to dawn experience, and one I will cherish.The travel will soon be part of a story in a magazine, including photos.Our Parisian days and nights were spent lingering over long meals as well.Thanks for your input.

Jun 03, 2012
30AEATS in Italy

Daytrip to Venice from Paris?

We were there for sunrise and for sunset on Mother's day with loved ones, so had that covered Parigi. We drank beautiful wine made form the Dorana grape, the vines which had laid dormant for 600 years, and were bottled in Murano glass. An amazing day. The owners are fabulous passionate people.

Jun 02, 2012
30AEATS in Italy

Daytrip to Venice from Paris?

I was with Wendy from the Paris Kitchen, a friend a Florida girl where I am from. Flew to meet her Paris and day trip to Venice. Start early, stay till sunset. It is a wonderful day. Venissa, and a tour of the vineyards and gardens are a must on the bucket list.

Jun 02, 2012
30AEATS in Italy

Daytrip to Venice from Paris?

Yes, on Sunday from the Orly. Easy flight over the Alps and a quick boat ride through the Grand Canal to Venissa!

Jun 02, 2012
30AEATS in Italy

Refelections on Paris dining, January. 2012...Chez L'Ami Jean lunch

Just dined on the pigeon as well. Not for the faint of heart and perfectly divine. Also recommend Spring and its lower wine cave to start, Avant Comptoir for crepes and savory waffles, Willi's Wine Bar, Frenchies, and Bistro Paul Bert! We also took a day trip to Venice and dined at Venissa, perfectly spectacular!! 30AEATS-

Jun 02, 2012
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TOP BURGERS IN FLA

Also in the Panhandle and though I am not a fan of Chain restaurants, Tommy Bahama at Grand Blvd, in Sandestin has a terrific burger, as does Smiling Fish Cafe on 30A at Gulf Place, Great Southern Cafe in Seaside, The Seagrove Village Market in Seagrove, and Summer Kitchen in Rosemary! Also McGuires in Pensacola and Destin. Agree with Tucker's above!

May 31, 2012
30AEATS in Florida

TOP BURGERS IN FLA

Blue Dot is great and a Pensacola institution! Also the burgers at McGuires Downtown Rock, as do the ones at The Tin Cow on Palafox!

Apr 29, 2012
30AEATS in Florida

Good Eats in Destin. Florida Area

Cobia is currently running, Black and Red Grouper. Seasonal Mahi, Pompano, Ask for what came in the back door at Cafe Thirty-A, Fish Out of Water, Stinky's. Go to Vintij, you will have a compelling entree. Good stuff. Mitchells's is a chain.

Apr 04, 2012
30AEATS in Florida

Need some Panhandle help.

Next time here... BEST for meetin in Sandestin area if you are in Grayton and they are in Destin...is Vintij Wine Boutique and Bistro! Across from the Outlet on 98! Chef John Jacob

Apr 03, 2012
30AEATS in Florida

Need some Panhandle help.

Chan's Wine World is more than edible! Go for lunch, delicious!
Criolla's Closed!
McGuires Great, Family will enjoy, Pensacola Location is favorite
Capt, Daves on the Gulf for Fried Seafood-old 98
Cuvee Bistro Happy Hour Very Affordable

Apr 03, 2012
30AEATS in Florida

Need some Panhandle help.

Go to Vintij in Miramar Beach basically Sandestin Across from the outlet. Stinky;s meets in the middle of Grayton and Sandestin, as is Smiling Fish Cafe, and Fire.
Go to Boss's in Apalachicola! 30AEATS

Apr 03, 2012
30AEATS in Florida

Help with Destin

Try Stinky's for Sunday Brunch and order the Fresh Catch not basic fried seafood! Good Stuff! One of the best wine lists on 30A! Yes to Cuvee Bistro, Happy Hour portions are delicious!

Apr 03, 2012
30AEATS in Florida

Help with Destin

Yes to Sushimoto, 30AEATS

Apr 03, 2012
30AEATS in Florida

Help with Destin

2012....
Criolla's is closed. Earles as of today is at Seagars Sandestin.Bruce McAdoo is no longer at Seagars, Currently a private chef.
Love Fat Clemenza's Authentic Italian Pizza, Calzone, Soups, and Veal Manicotti
Cafe thirty-A'V Seagrove
Vintij
Tuscany
Marlin Grill
La Famiglia Destin
HarboeDocks Destin
Christiano's Santa rosa Beach
La Crema Tapas and Chocolate Rosemary
Edwards Rosemary
Smiling Fish
The Red Bar on Sundays
Stinky's-Oysters all day all ways! Sunday Brunch delicious!

Apr 03, 2012
30AEATS in Florida

Good Eats in Destin. Florida Area

Creehan is great. Does not own Beach Walk at Henderdon any longer.

Apr 03, 2012
30AEATS in Florida

Good Eats in Destin. Florida Area

Agree with all three! Don't know if I'd celebrate at Sushimoto with a 20-30 entree. But Beach Walk Henderson with Chef John Sallaman, And Cuvee Bistro with Creehan and Baltazahar are reason to celebrate!! - 30AEATS

Apr 03, 2012
30AEATS in Florida