Sun worshippers, surfers, beach babes, professionals, and entrepreneurs are all busy, whether in an office or on the beach. Everyone deserves to take a break from the daily grind to grab a cocktail and kick back. No need to rinse the salt water from your hair, the sand from your feet or polish your loafers - just walk in and belly up to one of these cool, laid-back outdoor bars where the rum flows and the frequenters feel right at home in our latest SoWal List.
Elmo’s Grill has been in business in SoWal for almost 30 years now and owners Brad and Amanda Josten plan to keep serving great food for 30 more.
“We took over in May 2016 and have done a lot of tweaking to the original menu,” says Brad.
Caliza Restaurant at Alys Beach, now open for the season, has received the Diners’ Choice Award as a result of being voted by diners as a top-rated restaurant experience.
The unique open-air restaurant and bar has received top honors in several categories for the Northwest Florida region: best overall dining experience, best food, best service, best ambiance, best outdoor dining, romantic atmosphere, and other top foodie ratings. The OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award lists are a celebration of top-rated restaurants.
Last week, I joined the SoWal team for lunch at La Cocina. The restaurant has been open in its Seacrest Beach spot for over ten years and is well known for its Latin-inspired cuisine and great margaritas in a festive atmosphere. It's been high on my list of SoWal restaurants to experience, all of my expectations were fulfilled and more.
The Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K weekend kicks off in delicious style with Taste of the Race on Friday, February 28th. This annual showcase of South Walton’s unforgettable culinary style is a must-do for anyone who loves food and supporting a good cause.
The ninth annual 30A Wine Festival returned to the beautiful community of Alys Beach Feb 19-23, 2020.
The ninth annual 30A Wine Festival returned to the beautiful community of Alys Beach Feb 19-23, 2020. Showcasing renowned vintners and beloved culinary personalities, the five-day celebration benefits the Children’s Volunteer Health Network.
Visitors to SoWal spend a lot of time along Scenic 30A, and a MUST visit to Alys Beach is always in order. Located on the east end of South Walton (just west of Rosemary Beach), locals and out-of-towners are always amazed at the unique architecture, courtyards, green spaces, gardens and parks found within the Alys Beach community.
Using the finest ingredients, Executive Chef Lee Guidry has enhanced its seasonal menu at the award-winning Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood. The new winter menu is available through March 15, 2020. Seagar’s is open Tuesday through Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m.
The Sandestin Gumbo Festival has been known as one of the largest and most popular winter food events along Florida’s Emerald Coast. Now in its 31st year, the event takes over The Village of Baytowne Wharf during Presidents Day weekend. Kick-off the weekend Friday, Feb. 14 at Hammerhead’s Bar & Grille with a delicious Baytowne Seafood Boil beginning at 5 p.m. On Saturday, Feb. 15 from 12-4 p.m. guests will enjoy live Zydeco music from Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe, family activities, the best gumbo cook-off on the Gulf Coast and bloody mary cocktails!