Find Out Where the Locals Play: 30A Q&A

We visit with our beach locals and ask them their favorite spots around town.

Stephanie Madden
Marketing Coordinator, 30Avenue

1. What makes living at the beach so special?

I am always in awe of the sky here. No sunset is ever the same and the sky at night is so clear without light pollution. The beautiful sunset colors remind me of paintings I have seen in museums. I even saw the International Space Station a couple of weeks ago…talk about cool!

2. Three favorite local spots?

La Crema Tapas & Chocolate– Sitting on the sidewalk in picturesque Rosemary Beach, I feel as though I’m at an outdoor café in Paris watching the world go by and without a care in the world. The molten lava cake with ice cream will put your taste buds into sensory overload!

Black Bear Bread Co.No visit to Grayton is complete without a stop here! I love the quaint atmosphere and their wide variety of baked goods. I can never seem to get enough of their molasses cookies, and the hot chocolate is on point!

Hurricane Oyster Bar & Grill– When I just have to have nachos, I go for the Hurricane Debris at the Hurricane Oyster Bar. There’s a great corner booth that seats a ton of people making it ideal for when we’re out with friends.

3. Best place for a night out?

Throw-back 80s movie night at The Hub is definitely a favorite! Once we grab our drinks and snacks, we nestle in for a fun movie from our glory days.

4. Most delicious menu item?

Seriously-if you haven’t tried the Mac-N-Cheese pizza from Amici 30A Italian Kitchen, it is life changing! Amici also has a cool vibe, you really want to hang out and just relax while you’re there.

5. What do you do in your free time?

I love to travel the world but when we’re home, you’ll find us on the water. Paddling and kayaking are two of our most frequent endeavors. It’s so peaceful and easy to lose yourself in the natural beauty.

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