30A Q&A: Meet the Locals

COLLIN MERIDETH
Owner of Collin Cools

1. What is your favorite part about living here?

Living on the beach is special because we as locals get to experience every day what people (who are lucky) only get to experience on vacation! 

2. Three favorite local spots?

My 3 favorite local spots are Chiringo’s after volleyball, Hurricane Oyster Bar for football on Saturdays and Sundays and Stinky’s Fish Camp for some awesome seafood.

3. Best place for a night out?

The best place for a night out would be Chiringo’s or AJ’s.

4. Most delicious menu item?

I fell in love with a pesto chicken sandwich at Chanticleer Eatery.

5. How do you spend your free time?

I play volleyball on Grayton Beach a couple of days a week, I climb (Boulder) at Rock Out Climbing Gym in Destin and surf when we’re lucky enough.

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