South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA) is a grass-roots, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to raising funds to build beach-accessible artificial reefs in the coastal waters along our local beaches, for the benefit and health of both the environment and our South Walton community. You can help in many ways, but one super-cool and easy way is to buy one of the new official SWARA t-shirts!
Chef Tim Creehan plans to open the aptly-named Tim Creehan’s Cuvée 30A this winter at 30Avenue, a new development that’s currently under construction at the corner of Highway 98 and East Scenic Highway 30A, just north of Rosemary Beach.
A follow-up to his very popular Cuvée Bistro restaurant in Destin, Cuvée 30A will feature signature dishes such as Amy Grant’s Seared Tuna and Vince Gill’s Pecan Crusted Grouper, along with Chef Damiano’s authentic Italian Cuisine. Backed with a prestigious Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, Creehan said that he also expand his wine list at the new Inlet Beach location.
“Our Walton County customers constantly tell us they’d love a Cuvee on 30A,” said Creehan. “We couldn’t find the right location until 30Avenue showed up. It’s nothing short of perfect, and we’re excited to be a part of both the 30Avenue family and the 30A neighborhood.”
For more info, visit Cuvée 30A or follow them on Facebook. You can also check out 30Avenue’s website as well as their Facebook page.
ZOKO is a happy-go-lucky male Cocker Spaniel mix, who loves to play a good game of fetch.
He loves everybody and everything, so if you’re looking for a pet that will brighten up your life, then you must come meet ZOKO at Alaqua Animal Refuge. But don’t take our word for it… Let’s hear from ZOKO:
My name is ZOKO, and I have been chosen as the Pet of the Week. I am about four years old, and I am a handsome, neutered, male Cocker Spaniel. Through no fault of my own, my previous owners surrendered me to this place called Alaqua Animal Refuge. For a while I was pretty sad, but I really do love it here at Alaqua. They take very good care of me, and they are all so kind.
“I am afraid we have ourselves a full-blown mystery going on at Alaqua. And the mystery is that no one can explain why I am still here.”
How did local Andrew Adkison get his start toward becoming a three-time wakeboarding world champ? His answer will probably surprise you! Check out some of Jessie Taylor’s interviews with Andrew below, as well as a few clips of Andrew in action on Choctawhatchee Bay this week:
We owe special thanks to Shelly Swanger Photography for sharing this shot with us from last night’s Junior Marvin concert at Gulf Place.
If you missed their amazing performance, there are still a few local opportunities left. Thanks also to Boukou Groove for helping to bring this kind of world-class talent to our community, and sincere gratitude to Junior Marvin and Force One for showing some serious 30A love…. We are truly blessed to have you guys visit 30A.
Get your official 30A shirt at 30Agear.com!
Vue on 30a will host a very special JUSTIN Wine Dinner on Wednesday, July 16th, starting at 5:45 p.m.
With its spectacular Gulf-front view as the backdrop, the restaurant’s award winning chef, Giovanni Filippone, has prepared a multi-course dinner menu inspired by summer time coastal living. The dinner will feature wines from JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery.
“Chef Gio’s passion for fresh and authentic culinary creations shows through beautifully with the specially prepared wine dinner,” said Tim Cole, Vue on 30a’s manager. “Our team looks forward to creating a new tradition of wine dinners in one of South Walton’s most spectacular dining venues.”
The special dinner menu and wine pairings include: