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SoWal Lunchtime at Grayton Beer Brewpub

On Valentine’s Day the SoWal Staff lunched at Grayton Beer Brewpub for some local love.

We beat the dinner crowd and opted for lunchtime bites. (Or so we thought…they were actually pretty busy!) Healthy salads, handhelds, and hearty apps found their way to the table as we chatted over the devastating Red Bar fire, and where we couldn’t wait to dine next. (Basmati’s, we’re coming for ya!)

Emerald Coast Boat & Lifestyle Show March 15-17

The Emerald Coast Boat & Lifestyle Show features boat displays from major manufacturers and dealers representing the latest and greatest in boats, high-tech engines, electronics and marine accessories. Boats ranging from entry-level bow riders and center consoles, to the next generation 42' center consoles with quad outboards that have become so popular.

The Red Bar in Grayton Beach Destroyed by Fire

Our beloved Red Bar was destroyed in an early morning fire on February 13, 2019. A plan is underway to rebuild - check for updates on SoWal.com and on the Red Bar Facebook page. The news has been heartbreaking for so many people. The response has been overwhelming by those who have experienced many life memories here over the years. We feel a bond. Ownership. Grief. Because of a place where we have gathered with friends and family many times over many years.

An Evening Stroll at The Red Bar in Grayton Beach

Remembering good times at The Red Bar in Grayton Beach which sadly burned to the ground in the early morning hours of February 13, 2019. A plan to rebuild is underway and to that we say CHEERS and we can't wait!

Check out our fun video of a July evening stroll - the street scene, Louis greeting folks at the bar, The Red Bar Jazz Band doing their nightly thing, the patios, panee' chicken with mounds of mashed potatoes, and sunset at the Western Lake outfall on the Gulf of Mexico.

New Eateries Coming to Destin Commons

Foodies Rejoice! New restaurants and food centric events  abound making 2019 the most "craveable" year yet for Destin's award-winning lifestyle center, Destin Commons.

Restaurants opening in 2019 include: Gulf Coast Burger Co., Another Broken Egg Cafe, Paula Deen's Family Kitchen, and Destination Little Donuts & Cups and Cones. 

Other recent additions to the center include energizing new events like: the Mac & Cheese Festival benefiting the Boys and Girls Club and Parrot Head Chili Cook Off benefiting The Arc of the Emerald Coast.

Pescado Seafood Grill & Rooftop Bar Serving Sunday Brunch

Pescado Seafood Grill & Rooftop Bar is excited to announce two fantastic new events coming to the Rosemary Beach restaurant. First, is the launch of Sunset Social, a fresh take on happy hour. Every Monday through Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. guests can enjoy items from the "Small Bites" and "Raw Bar" menu for $10 as well as select cocktails and wine by the glass for $8.

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for December 2018

The most recent SoWal Real Estate Report covers all of Walton County including South Walton real estate activity for December 2018, with statistics for single family homes, townhomes, and condos in Walton County, Florida.

Single family closed sales were down 4.8% for December compared to the same month last year. The number of pending sales for Walton County was up 19.7%. Inventory was down 2.3%. Median sales price was down 9.2%. Dollar volume decreased 13.6% over last year at $117.7 Million.

Where to Get Epic SoWal Pizza

Ninja Turtles love it. Travelers book flights to Italy for it. College students survive on it. Soccer moms pick it up on the way home from practice.

It’s pizza!

The savory wonder that packs all five food groups into one bite. We invaded pizza joints from Destin to Rosemary Beach and tried them all to bring you our latest SoWal List. Whether you prefer brick oven, New York style, or gluten and dairy free, there’s a pizza for you out there somewhere just waiting to be loved.

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