30A South Walton murph at barefoot bbq South Walton and 30A Locals Featured on Emerils Florida

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We are thrilled and very proud to see so many of our local friends featured on Emeril’s Florida. There’s Murph at Barefoot BBQ, Jen at Raw & Juicy, David at V Seagrove, George at 723 Whiskey Bravo, Bill and Heavenly at Wild Bill’s Beach Dogs, the team at Crust, Havana Beach Bar & Grill, Dan at Seagar’s, Marlin Grill, The Wine Bar at Grand Boulevard and more!

In fact, South Walton will be featured in nine different segments this season. Two episodes focusing exclusively on the 30A area will air on Sunday, January 26th at 1:30 p.m. CST and on Sunday, March 2nd at 1:30 p.m. CST.

Here are some of the upcoming show times on The Cooking Channel:

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30A South Walton Truman 30A Mascot Featured in New Issue of VIE Magazine

Thanks to our friends at VIE Magazine for featuring Truman (our 30A Mascot) in their annual Men’s Issue!

30A South Walton VIE JAN14 Cover Blog 30A Mascot Featured in New Issue of VIE MagazineIt’s on stands now, and features some really spectacular shots by photographer Dawn Chapman Whitty.

VIE’s award-winning magazine celebrates interesting people and places from Pensacola to Apalachicola (“COLA 2 COLA”), and also feature national stories about fashion, food and travel. With a distribution of over 25,000 copies, VIE is sold in bookstores throughout the country as well on airports newsstands in Baltimore, Atlanta, Memphis, Nashville, Houston and Orlando.

Featured on the cover of their new Jan/Feb issue is local poet and philosopher Francois Benard, beautifully photographed at his Santa Rosa Beach home by Romona Robbins.

Be sure to read the article about the new Klear Kanoos, too!

Grab a print copy of VIE, or view the online version now.

30A South Walton 559619 389378617759762 246224038 n 580 Hartley Restaurant Group to Host Annual Job Fair

La Cocina Mexican Grill and Bar

The Hartley Restaurant Group is hiring experienced service industry professionals to work in its three popular restaurants along Scenic Highway 30A: George’s at Alys Beach, La Cocina Mexican Grill and Bar, and Seagrove Village Market Café.

On Wednesday, February 5th, they will host their annual job fair at La Cocina, located at 10343 Highway 30A in Seacrest Beach. (The event was rescheduled due to last week’s freezing temps.)

All three of the Hartley’s restaurants experienced record sales and volume in 2013, with continuous growth expected in 2014. Available positions include servers, bartenders, kitchen staff, host/hostess, expeditors, food runners, and bussers. Applicants will have an opportunity to meet with hiring managers from each restaurant.

To apply, applicants must bring a current resume to La Cocina on February 5th (10 AM – 5 PM).

For more info or to schedule an interview, please email Nancy Norris or call 850-865-0749.

30A South Walton 210896707 Beach Bonfires on 30A    Everything You Need to KnowBy Susan Vallee

30A South Walton 021911 9187 Beach Bonfires on 30A    Everything You Need to KnowThink you’ve got this whole 30A beach thing down?

Well, let’s see … you’ve cheered the sunset ringing of the bell at Bud & Alley’s, you’ve sipped mimosas while grooving to Dread Clampitt at The Red Bar and you’ve YOLO’d your way across Western Lake … but have you experienced the magic of a bonfire on the beach?

When you combine the fun of a campfire (s’mores, cuddling, and shared laughter) with the dramatic beauty of the beach at night, it becomes an experience that is hard to top. Cool sand between your toes, the warmth of a roaring fire, the sound of waves crashing in front of you while burning embers float upwards towards the sky — it really is an extraordinary experience.

Of course, the only thing better than enjoying a beach bonfire is not having to haul all the chairs and coolers down to the beach, setting up the fire pit, and then cleaning up the ensuing mess in the dark.

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30A South Walton Grayton All Beers 960 Grayton Beer Company Launches New Beers & Packaging Designs

Grayton Beer Company officially unveiled its new range of locally brewed beers today. The new brews are due to hit the market later this month.

“We are proud to be the first brewery based in South Walton, brewing our beer locally and serving the entire Emerald Coast and surrounding areas,” said Jamey Price, founder of Grayton Beer.

The new designs are colorful, bright and bold, and they incorporate images well-known to locals. The flagship beer for Grayton Beer – Original – is wrapped in rich, red colored packaging and features a new branding campaign, Be Original.

“Attractive packaging is an important part of launching new beers,” said Martin Liptrot, the VP of Marketing and Sales at Grayton Beer who led the overall design process. “We know taste and style are important on the Emerald Coast, and our designs are thoughtfully constructed to fit with the great lifestyle we enjoy here on the beach. So far, we have had terrific feedback on them from locals.”

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The range of beers also includes 30A Beach Blonde Ale, which incorporates 30A.com’s iconic blue logo.

“We worked with local designers, with Mike Ragsdale and his 30A team, and thousands of 30A fans to get that design just right,“ said Liptrot. “We knew the beer needed to have a blonde girl image on it but getting it right was important. She is stylish, full of vitality and classy – she has a little bit of a retro look and she really fits with the vibe on the 30A.”

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30A South Walton CAROLYN TRIPLE edited 1 Award Winning Food Journalist Carolyn ONeil at The Hidden Lantern Bookstore This Saturday

In conjunction with the 9th Annual Girls’ Getaway weekend in Rosemary Beach, The Hidden Lantern Bookstore will host nutrition expert, award-winning journalist and TV personality Carolyn O’Neil for a presentation and author-signing event on Saturday, February 1st from 2pm to 4pm.

O’Neil — who endorses a refreshing food philosophy, the more you know, the more you can eat — reported on food and travel at CNN for nearly 20 years. She is the author of the new release Slim Down South: Eating Well and Living Healthy in the Land of Biscuits and Bacon. She previously co-authored The Dish on Eating Healthy and Being Fabulous!, honored as the “Best Health and Nutrition Book” at the World Food Media awards.

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In case you haven’t had time to enjoy a South Walton sunrise lately, we condensed this one down to 60 seconds for you…

30A South Walton Lauren Lege 100 30A’s Gulp Guide: How to Happy Hour Like a LocalBy Lauren Lege

30A is home to the Gulf Coast’s finest dining experiences, so it’s no surprise that they deliver where it counts: Happy Hour. Buzzing with bargains on booze, appetizers and entrees, 30A has a full spread of restaurants teeming with deals. Here’s five to get you hooked on Happy Hour.

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723 Whiskey Bravo

723 Whiskey Bravo, located in Seagrove Beach, hosts their Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4 – 5 PM offering half-off beer, wine and liquor up on The Roof. Featuring fire pits and glimpses of the gulf, you really can’t go wrong with Whiskey. Downstairs dining offers 2 for 1 entrees from 5 – 6 PM Monday through Friday.

You could throw a rock from The Roof and hit the next stop on our hottest happy hour list (don’t actually do this — it’s practically a glass house, and you know what they say about stones and glass houses.) V Seagrove presents half-price entrees in the restaurant from 5 – 6 PM, and continues at the bar for another hour, where you can get $3 Stella drafts, $4 wines, $5 cocktails and discounts on 10 different appetizers from 5 – 7 PM.

Take the sidewalk west for five minutes, turn right, and cruise in to Crush, located on the west end of the Seaside Circle. Crush offers daily deals from 4 – 6 PM featuring a fanfare of half price wine, beer and killer sushi.

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