Messina's at Gulf Place Shuts Doors

Discussion in 'Dining and Food' started by Kurt Lischka, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. Lake View Too

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    Maybe this is all very subjective. I've only been to Dewey's twice in the last year. First time was OK. Second time was rather bland. I actually liked Bayou Bill's for that kind of seafood. When Nick's came back to the beach a couple years ago, it was disappointing, so I haven't given it a second chance. Because of the expense of going out to dinner around here, I always tend to go to the consistently good places and take no chances.
     
  2. Teresa

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    If you love fresh fried seafood with a baked potato and cole slaw... which I definitely DO... Nick's is the place! It ain't fancy. But it's good. And the people are wonderful.
     
  3. steel1man

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    Nicks bar is a good spot for locals...#theywantlocals
     
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    Cold Beer, including Craft Beer. From scratch food, no frozen. TVs. 30-A themed dishes. Just plain great food, live music, acceptable prices.....I know this is easier said than done, but it has so much potential in this location, although the rent seems a little high.
     
  5. steel1man

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    $6500.00-$10,000 per month rumored rent...what is square footage ? New 16K Sq.Ft. village at blue mountain on the drawing board rent in the $28/sq ft range + CAM
     
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    Reasonable would be nice. Tired of wine bars, cajun food, small plates. Want to buy local but the prices need to be affordable, not all $25 entrees that don't even come with a salad.
     
  7. Matt J

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    It's not a rumor on the rent. The lesser amount is for a subdivided portion of the total space. Keep in mind minimums apply for full liquor in a restaurant. That full space meets those requirements.

    Is that new building in front of the Pines subdivision?
     
  8. steel1man

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    yes it's the new "coming soon" ??? at pine entrance
     
  9. Matt J

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    See other thread.
     
  10. Bobbi Fisher Henson

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    This Texas ex-pat would love some good, fresh and relatively affordable Tex Mex food. I'm tired of driving all the way to La Paz in Destin to get it. What we don't need, in my humble opinion, is another restaurant with the same menu as every other restaurant down here ... which means grouper, shrimp and grits, fish tacos. I love all three of those, but in all honesty, they are served at four of every five restaurants down here. As others have said, however, I guess the high rent demands something upscale ... just hope it is upscale Tex Mex!
     
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    I like LaPaz, especially lately, but there's not the market
    for Tex-Mex here as there is Mex-Mex.
    I eat at La Chalupita for authentic Mex, but it's not yellow cheese and flour tortilla style
     
  12. John G

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    The Pig BBQ place from Seaside...
     
  13. steel1man

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    Don't know who is redesigning but all doors are open today and lots of drywall being hung. WOW took a month and empty/failed messena's has been replaced.
    Any guesses who rented?
     
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    The Perfect Pig will be opening in November!
     
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    this want be your Dads BBQ joint, with Pit Smoke drifting around..
     
  16. Bobbi Fisher Henson

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    No kidding. My husband and I went to Perfect Pig last January for lunch. He was the only man in the restaurant. He ordered a pulled pork sandwich and, while he said it was delicious, it was about the size of a finger sandwich. It struck me very much as a place for "ladies who lunch" and not so much families and guys with an appetite.
     
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    That is a great description of "Perfect Pig". I little too elegant, and unreasonably small portions.
     
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    one of the best small local places on 30A and of course they get attacked by those who claim to be
    30A "locals", they never claimed to be a 'BBQ joint', and they weren't trying to be some crapola
    Guy Fieri endorsed pig-out place...you deserve the crap chains you will get by trashing such
    great small actually local places.


    Enjoy your Bubba Gump vietnamese shrimp and shipped frozen BBQ you cheap greedy idiots.
     
  19. catmoney

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    I love the perfect pig and I'm a man with a healthy appetite. However, I wish it would stay in Seagrove.
     
  20. Lake View Too

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    Oh, I don't "claim" to be a local, but since I have lived directly on 30-A since 1983, the label might fit. If you re- examine what I said, I believe I called the establishment elegant. Hardly a criticism. Just an observation.
     

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