Messina's at Gulf Place Shuts Doors

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

  1. Seaducer

    Seaducer Banned

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    I read exactly what you said
    and since you are so proud of your 30A 'heritage'
    you seem to be exactly the type of person I mean


    why don't you open a restaurant and prove them wrong?
     
  2. Lake View Too

    Lake View Too SoWal Insider

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    I'm not quite sure what your point is. I simply said I agreed with an earlier poster's assessment of the Perfect Pig. Do you have a point beyond genuine annoyance?
     
  3. Beach Runner

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    Oh, no! We loved having Perfect Pig in our neighborhood. We had a fab breakfast there on Sunday. I thought they were taking the Flip-Flops space.
     
  4. carson

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    I hope it is Pig 2 at Gulf Place and they keep Pig 1. The food is very good and they are good people but the portions are small. I figure 20% more expensive to keep Chili's out is A OK by me. We definitely need a good dining option on our little stretch. How do you think a breakfast / lunch place would do? Pub?
     
  5. steel1man

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    Six months continuous living here and a power bill with local address and " You Be A Local " .... Walton County Board voted on it and They Say it's SO.... Or a working Sowal App on your IPad...
     
  6. Bobbi Fisher Henson

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    My comments re Perfect Pig are not mean spirited. I think it is a lovely place. However, I don't believe it would necessarily succeed at Gulf Place. Pizza, ice cream and coffee do great there because there are a ton of hungry toddlers, tweens and teens there who DO want to eat yummy food that's not necessarily upscale. La Playa is doing well with their parents who also don't necessarily want upscale, but like the live music, drinks and decent food. This is why I think reasonably priced (not cheap but definitely not upscale) Tex Mex would make money hand over fist there. I have no data, it's just a hunch. Tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, nachos, quesadillas, salads and a bar with a happy hour would flourish there, I believe. And if you read carefully I'm not saying that this is MY food preference (although I do love it) or that I believe this is BETTER or WORSE than a place like Perfect Pig. I simply believe it is a better match for the demographic of Gulf Place. So hate away, haters! I'm heading to the beach!
     
  7. poppy

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    Relax, 'Ducer is known to have these occasional mental breakdowns.
     
  8. Iris

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    I heard from a very reliable source that it will the Perfect Pig 2. Perfect Pig 1 is not moving. Opening hopefully mid Nov. Pretty much the same menu but full bar...yes! And I guess we don't order the same things that all are complaining about being small. We always bring some home! I wish we had more places with such clean food. We would be so lucky on 30A.
     
  9. steel1man

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    Checking yelp menu ! Some are right Pricey
    Lunch pull pork sandwich $10.95 could not fine if that price includes anything else.
     
  10. Zebraspots

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    A west end Perfect Pig is great news! They don't have huge servings, but I prefer a small portion of good food over a large quantity of mediocre food.
     
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    Iris, it's my understanding as well that this will be "Pig 2". I believe they will make that location in Gulf Place profitable..
     
  12. UofL

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    Brew pub. Tap house. Someone pair food with Grayton beer. Louisville loves them. We stopped in Birmingham last trip down and visited 4 there. You guys are a little behind when it comes to offering craft beers. (Like Monica's selection:). Good people was awesome. None had food. All were different. Some food is necessary. Ellen
     

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