30A South Walton 30A Supper Club 1911 Roux 30A is a Secret Culinary Treasure in Grayton Beach

30A friends (including Sean and Kristy of The Long Long Honeymoon) recently enjoyed a private Chef’s Dinner at Roux 30A in Grayton Beach.

The creative vision of Chef Nikhil Abuvala, Roux 30A is part Cooking School, part Catering Business and part private Chef’s Table Venue. Hidden away in an office complex just north of 30A (off of County Road 283), Roux 30A is a fully functional gourmet kitchen where Nikhil can usually be found prepping for his many catering jobs. But his gorgeous open kitchen can also transform into a stunning candlelit dining room, which can comfortably accommodate up to 20 guests.

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We recently received this email from a fan:

Hello. My name is Sam and I am 14 years old. I have a dog named Wilson and I would love for him to be a part of 30A.com. If you would check his Instagram (@wilsonof30a) that would be fantastic! If you could even consider it that would mean a lot. If we could get together sometime and talk, Gaby would be great as well. I don’t know if it would be a first to have a dog on 30A.com. But if it is that would be really cool! Thank you for taking the time to read this. It would mean the world for a response.

Thank you,

Sam H.

Thank you for sharing Wilson’s fun photos, Sam! We especially love seeing his 30A collar and leash… We hope to see you both out on the beach very soon!

30A South Walton unnamed The 26th Annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival

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ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival provides the perfect palette for on Mother’s Day weekend, May 9th - 11th, in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. Now in its 26th year, ArtsQuest is one of the region’s most highly revered fine arts festivals, and is produced by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA).

This year’s festival features something for the entire family, from a new long-term home at Grand Boulevard that offers ample parking and amenities to more than 150 national, regional and local artist exhibits, live art demonstrations, gourmet food, beach cocktails, live music and kids’ entertainment.

ArtsQuest guests will enjoy live demonstrations throughout the weekend from Emerald Coast Woodturners Guild, McGee’s Pottery, Carol Dixon Basketweaving, Plein Air Painters, Margaret Rogers and Meyer Boarding Company Interactive Exhibit.

Local galleries will participate in Gallery Nights on Wednesday, May 7th and Thursday, May 8th, offering special parties, showings and events, all in the spirit of ArtsQuest.

This tour of special gallery events is open to the public.

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MISSY ROBERTSON of A&E’s wildly popular reality TV series Duck Dynasty made her first visit to Scenic Highway 30A this week for a photo shoot for the summer collection of her clothing line with 30A’s Stephanie Carter, owner and designer of Southern Fashion House.

30A South Walton missylogoducks Ducks Spotted on 30APhotographer Lesley Isacks and Fletcher Isacks of Isacks Imagery were there to capture these behind-the-scenes moments.

Robertson’s shoot was on-location at Churchill Oaks on the bay (and of course, on the beach). It was clear from Missy’s reaction to our beautiful beaches that she and her family will undoubtedly return to 30A many more times in the days ahead.

Missy Robertson by Southern Fashion House is now in stores across the country, but can be found locally in Stephanie Carter’s Seaside boutique, DejaVu.

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30A South Walton replace solaris Special Mother’s Day Lunch Cruise Aboard SOLARISTreat the mom in your life to a special Mother’s Day Lunch Cruise aboard the SOLARIS yacht on Sunday, May 11th from 1 – 3 pm

“Our lunch cruise will give her memories that she will cherish for years to come,” said James Murray, SOLARIS’ General Manager.

Guests will indulge in a three-course meal that begins with a freshly baked Artisan rolls with garlic, herbs and infused oil. Entrée choices include a fresh herb-encrusted Filet Mignon in Bordelaise sauce, Gulf Fish topped with lemon beurre blanc sauce, cheese and fresh herb-stuffed chicken breast with volute sauce, or spinach and cheese stuffed pasta. The children’s main course is freshly baked flat bread pizzas. The lunch will end on a sweet note with Chef’s special Mother’s Day dessert.

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30A South Walton poster Happy 1st Birthday to Grayton Bar & Grill!To celebrate their first anniversary, Grayton Bar & Grill is throwing a big party… and it’s the perfect kind of party for this time of year: A Crawfish Boil!

“Some say crayfish (krā′fĭsh′), but we say crawfish (krô′-),” said the Grayton Bar & Grill team.

The food and fun kicks-off at Noon on Sunday, May 4th. They’ll be serving up delicious crawfish, new potatoes and corn for $25 per person. Of course, nothing tastes better with crawfish than an ice cold beer, and Grayton Bar & Grill features many craft beers on their menu.

For more info, visit Grayton Bar & Grill’s official website or call 850-213-0891.

 

30A South Walton 1969348 660496220653935 304556384 n 1 Seaside to Host First Writers ConferenceFor two weeks in May, starting on May 12th, Seaside will become home base for two professional writers who will be participating in a series of events for the first Seaside Writers Conference.

Conceived by Seacoast Collegiate High School principal, Jonathan D’Avignon, the goals of this conference is to reach out to local students at both the middle and high school level and the general public by offering instruction with a heavy emphasis on the process of writing during a concentrated time period.

“Writing has seen a decline in importance through the myriad of state testing,” said D’Avignon. “I wanted to bring a new sense of urgency back to writing.”

With that mission in mind, D’Avignon reached out to former Florida State University college friends and accomplished writers Dr. Matt Bondruant and Dr. Seth Brady Tucker to see if they would be interested in assisting him with this idea. They jumped at the opportunity.

“I have wanted to spearhead a retreat like this for many years,” said Dr. Tucker. “And I believe that the fact that this experience is going to be developed and deployed by writers is going to give the conference a distinct literary flavor.”

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30A South Walton unnamed 1 Grand Opening Party for The Tack Room on May 1st

The Tack Room at Gulfside Trail Rides (located on County Road 393, just north of Gulf Place) will host a musical benefit for Alaqua Animal Refuge on Thursday, May 1st as part of its Grand Opening festivities.

The party will kick-off at 6:30 p.m. with Reverie Lane playing tunes. The band consists of Spencer Bartoletti, Danielle Bourjeaurd, and Presley Tucker (Tanya Tucker’s daughter). Enjoy music, a silent auction including Old Gringo boots, beer, wine, food by Stinky’s Fish Camp, and a fantastically fun time.

This concert event is FREE and open to the public.

It’s a rain or shine event, and is very family-friendly and casual. You can bring a chair or just sit on the hay while you enjoy a night of music and fun with family and friends.

Donations will be accepted for drinks at the bar and food will be sold by the plate for adults and kids.

For more info, visit Alaqua Animal Refuge or call 850-880-6399.