2017 30A Hot Spots Award Winners

You nominated them. You voted for them. Now it’s time to reveal the winners of this year’s 30A Hot Spots Awards!

30A-Hot-Spot-Award-Sticker-600Almost 1,750 of you cast 52,000 votes across 31 categories, and so we’re very pleased to present a list of your picks for the hottest businesses, people and places in South Walton, Florida.

2017 30A Hot Spot Award Winners:

HOTTEST SPOT FOR CASUAL DINING
1. Great Southern Café
2. Red Bar
3. Chanticleer
4. Stinky’s Fish Camp
4. Seagrove Village MarketCafé

HOTTEST SPOT FOR FINE DINING
1. Café Thirty-A
2. Borago
3. Restaurant Paradis
4. Cuvee 30A
5. Fish Out of Water

HOTTEST SPOT FOR OUTDOOR DINING
1. Bud and Alley’s
2. The Bay
3. Wine World at WaterColor
4. Great Southern Café
5. The Hub

HOTTEST SPOT FOR KID-FRIENDLY DINING
1. Pizza by the Sea
2. The Hub
3. LuLu’s
4. Stinky’s Fish Camp
5. Pickles Beachside Grill

HOTTEST SPOT FOR COFFEE
1. Amavida Coffee and Tea
2. Donut Hole
3. The Perfect Pig
4. Fonville Press
5. Bad Ass Coffee

HOTTEST SPOT FOR BREAKFAST / BRUNCH
1. The Perfect Pig
2. Donut Hole
3. Another Broken Egg
4. Great Southern Café
5. Grayton Seafood Co.

HOTTEST SPOT FOR SWEETS
1. Blue Mountain Beach Creamery
2. La Crema Tapas and Chocolate
3. Donut Hole
4. Sugar Shak
5. Sweet Henrietta’s Treats

HOTTEST SPOT FOR SEAFOOD
1. Stinky’s Fish Camp
2. Grayton Seafood Co.
3. Old Florida Fish House
4. Café Thirty-A
5. The Bay

HOTTEST SPOT FOR RAW OYSTERS
1. Hurricane Oyster Bar
2. Stinky’s Fish Camp
3. Grayton Seafood Co.
4. Acme Oyster House
5. 30A Oyster

HOTTEST SPOT FOR SUSHI / ASIAN CUISINE
1. Sushimoto
2. Old Florida Fish House
3. Basmati’s Asian Cuisine
4. VKI Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar
5. The Bay

HOTTEST SPOT FOR ITALIAN
1. Angelina’s Pizzeria and Pasta
2. Borago
3. Fat Clemenza’s
4. amici 30A Italian Kitchen
5. Crust Artisan Bakery

HOTTEST SPOT FOR PIZZA
1. Pizza By The Sea
2. Johnny McTighe’s Irish Pub
3. Bud and Alley’s Pizza Bar
4. Bruno’s Pizza
5. Fat Daddy’s Pizza

HOTTEST SPOT FOR MEXICAN / LATIN FOOD
1. La Cocina Mexican Grill and Bar
2. Los Rancheros
3. Cantina Laredo
4. Don Pedro’s
5. Abrazo Latin Kitchen

HOTTEST NEW RESTAURANT (OPENED IN 2016 or 2017)
1. The Craft Bar – 30A
2. Trebeaché
3. amici 30A Italian Kitchen
4. Surfing Deer
5. Roselie Dining and Seafood Bar

HOTTEST CHEF
1. Jim Shirley (Great Southern Café / The Bay)
2. Jim Richard (Stinky’s Fish Camp/ Trebeaché)
3. Shane Quinlan (Chef Shane’s)
4. Tim Creehan (Cuvee 30A)
5. Nikhil Abuvala (Roux 30A)

HOTTEST BARTENDER
1. Kristina Peele (Great Southern Café)
2. Renee Burkes (Red Bar)
3. Redd (Redd’s Fueling Station)
4. Mo Mosely (Bud and Alley’s)
5. Joy Steele (Borago)

HOTTEST WAITRESS / WAITER
1. Stuart Graham (Surfing Deer)
2. Jess Peele (Great Southern Café)
3. Katy Williams (Grayton Seafood Co.)
4. Kimberly Younkin-Reinlie (Red Bar)
5. Todd Renshaw (The Bay)

HOTTEST SPOT FOR LIVE MUSIC
1. Red Bar
2. The Hub
3. The Bay
4. Old Florida Fish House
5. Village of Baytowne Wharf

HOTTEST HAPPY HOUR
1. Great Southern Café
2. Wine World
3. The Craft Bar
4. Cuvee 30A
5. Café Thirty-A

HOTTEST SPOT TO WATCH THE BIG GAME
1. Shades Bar and Grill
2. The Hub
3. Johnny McTighe’s Irish Pub
4. The Craft Bar
5. Local Catch Bar and Grill

HOTTEST LOCAL MUSICIAN / BAND
1. Forrest Williams Band
2. Dread Clampitt
3. Luke Langford and 331 South
4. Heritage
5. Cadillac Willy

HOTTEST ANNUAL EVENT
1. 30A Songwriters Festival
2. Seaside Half Marathon / Taste of the Race
3. Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach
4. South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival
5. Witches of South Walton

HOTTEST WEDDING VENUE
1. Eden Gardens State Park
2. Alys Beach
3. Rosemary Beach
4. Seaside Chapel
5. WaterColor Inn and Resort

HOTTEST ARTIST
1. Justin Gaffrey
2. Allison Wickey
3. Gordie Hinds
4. Allison Craft
5. Andy Saczynski (TIE)
5. Marisol Gullo (TIE)

HOTTEST PHOTOGRAPHERS
1. Chas Galloway (30A Vibe)
2. Chandler Williams (Modus Photography)
3. Jacqueline Ward
4. Marla and Shane Carter
5. Shelly Swanger

HOTTEST FISHING GUIDE
1. Capt. Clint Hood (Gulf Coast Inshore)
2. Capt. Jimbo Bishop (Fish On Charters)
3. Capt. Scott Provow (Grayton Beach Charters)
4. Capt. Hunter Forbes and Capt. Troy Forbes (30A Guide Service)
5. Capt. Larry Pentel (Dead Fish Charters)

HOTTEST SPOT TO WORKOUT
1. Grayton Beach Fitness
2. 30-A Gym and Fitness
3. Yoga Haus
4. ThiBod
5. Pure Barre

HOTTEST SPOT TO GET PAMPERED (Spa, Salon, Massage)
1. Serenity by the Sea
2. Spa Pearl
3. Grayton Beach Massage
4. WaterColor InnSpa
5. Vivo Salon and Spa

HOTTEST SPOT FOR GOLF
1. Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club
2. Camp Creek Golf Club
3. Regatta Bay Golf and Yacht Club
4. Shark’s Tooth Golf Club
5. Burnt Pine Golf Club (Sandestin)

HOTTEST SPOT FOR SHOPPING
1. Pier Park
2. Silver Sands Premium Outlets
3. Grand Boulevard
4. Merchants of Seaside
5. Gulf Place

HOTTEST VACATION RENTAL COMPANY
1. 30A Cottages and Concierge
2. Cottage Rental Agency
3. 360 Blue
4. ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals
5. St. Joe Club and Resorts

HOTTEST REAL ESTATE COMPANY
1. 30A Local Properties
2. Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty
3. 30A Realty
4. Beachy Beach 30A Real Estate
5. Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Check out our special Facebook Live “Awards Show” announcing the winners:

And check out this special 30A Hot Spots Award Show presented by 30A Radio:

Congrats and cheers to all of this year’s winners!

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