Top Sushi Restaurants in Destin, Florida

Destin, Florida is renowned for its fresh seafood. As such, there are many local seafood restaurants that offer grilled, fried, and battered seafood options, but what about sushi? Read below to see some of the best sushi spots in Destin, Florida:  ‌ Wagyu (McGuire's Japanese Sushi & Steaks) McGuire’s  is a well-known name in Destin. Locals have gone, or at the very least know someone who has gone to this establishment. Though more often than not, many don’t realize that McGuire’s has a sushi restaurant right Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Best Local Coffee Shops In Destin, Florida

When in Destin, do as the locals do. Sure, there’s always a Starbuck’s nearby, but why not support a local Destin coffee shop and hang out with the local residents. Here’s a round-up of some of our favorite 30A and Destin Coffee Shops, including new openings and long-time favorites.   East Pass Coffee Company A Destin original, (literally), East Past Coffee Company opened in March 2020 by Mackenzie Destin along with her husband Grant Destin and their friend Hayden Shaw. East Pass Coffee quickly became a local favorite. Now Continue reading

Published on Friday, February 16, 2024

Private Chefs and Catering Services for Destin, Miramar Beach & 30A

One of the joys of staying in a Destin vacation rental is the fully stocked kitchen. That being said, one of the joys of being on vacation s not having to cook. To experience the joy of both, many vacationing families have discovered the benefits of hiring a personal chef to create an intimate in-home dining experience.   Whether coming to the beach for the holidays, a special celebration or just a romantic rendezvous, travelers staying in Destin, Miramar Beach and along Scenic Highway 30A have a growing number of options for in-home catering Continue reading

Published on Friday, December 10, 2021

Newman-Dailey Happy Hours Provide Creative Cocktail Ideas for Destin Vacations

At Newman-Dailey, our team enjoys toasting sunset with delicious libations. We’ve participated in our share of beach bonfires and sunset happy hours along the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida. As such, one of the things that got us through quarantine during COVID-19 was our "Dailey Happy Hour" at the Beach series. We had the joy of stepping out on the deck and enjoying the coastal breeze and sounds of the surf while we made some of our favorite happy hour concoctions. Check out these creative sunset cocktail ideas for your next Continue reading

Published on Friday, February 19, 2021

New South Walton Restaurants and Businesses for 2021

Welcome 2021! The New Year brings new beginnings and as such we are welcoming new restaurants and businesses to our community.  Thanks to our friends at Visit South Walton who helped us create this list of the new dining options and new businesses that you’ll want to try out on your next South Walton and Destin vacation. The Citizen (Alys Beach) On Scenic Highway 30-A in Alys Beach, The Citizen has opened as a coastal tavern with fine indoor, outdoor and take-away dining. An 18-seat bar and 12-seat custom raw bar along with outdoor seating Continue reading

Published on Monday, February 15, 2021

Meet the Chef: Jack McGuckin at Bijoux Shares his View

Chef Jack McGuckin came to Northwest Florida from New Orleans in 2002, finding a home at Bijoux , a fine dining restaurant in Miramar Beach. At only 23 years old, he had no idea that 16 years later he would not only be executive chef of the award-winning restaurant but would also co-own it with his wife, Leslie, whom he met and fell in love with while working there. The beautifully designed Bijoux serves coastal French cuisine with a New Orleans flair. It recently earned the prestigious Golden Spoon Award, which honors the top 100 restaurants Continue reading

Published on Thursday, May 7, 2020

Homemade Margaritas & Take Out - We're Still Celebrating Cinco De Mayo in Destin

Happy Cinco De Mayo! We're not letting social distancing stop our Cinco de Mayo celebration in Destin. The “new norm” simply means we are doing things a little differently this year. Since we have been staying at home, we're celebrating with homemade margaritas and "take out" from our favorite restaurants.  First and foremost, a margarita is the perfect way to start the celebration. As part of our Dailey Happy Hour, we’ve got a great suggestion for creating a deliciously fresh margarita with ingredients you may have at home Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Destin Craft Beer & Shopping Special Offer Has Guests Toasting Florida's Emerald Coast

Here along Florida's Emerald Coast, craft breweries are producing some of the most popular local beers. From Grayton Brewery to the Destin Brewery, our local brew masters are providing that Destin and South Walton micro-brews can compete in flavor and creativity with craft beers from around the nation.  Since we want our guests to have the most authentic local experience, our team wants to start you with a mixed six pack of locally brewed beer to help you discover your favorites. Learn more about our local breweries in our blog on the Continue reading

Published on Friday, November 8, 2019

Best Sunday Brunch on the Emerald Coast

Beach time and brunch go hand In hand. So It's natural to want to find the best brunch spots when you're taking a Destin beach vacation. Here's our top picks for Best Brunch Spots along Florida's Emerald Coast.   Donut Hole, Destin and Santa Rosa Beach Brunch Hours: 6am-10pm Recommendation: "Diet" Plate, Home Baked Buttermilk Biscuits topped with Sausage Patties, Cheese & Fried Eggs, smothered in Cream Gravy & served with hash browns.  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Donut-Hole-Bakery-Cafe/108523599210974 Continue reading

Published on Friday, July 19, 2019

Best Southern Cooking in Destin

Looking for Southern cooking on your next visit to Destin, Florida? Whether you are a local, a second homeowner, or a visitor to the area, if you’re craving country cooking, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen delivers.   The restaurant, which opened in Destin Commons in May, is comfortable, casual place to find Southern favorites, including Paula Deen’s Best Ever Southern Fried Chicken, Chicken Fried Pork Chop, Ol’ Fashioned Southern Meatloaf and Chicken & Dumplings, among others.   Our Real Estate Sales Agent Carolyn DeFibo recently visited Paula Continue reading

Published on Monday, July 1, 2019

Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen Opens in Destin Commons

Fans of Paula Deen are going to appreciate her newest addition, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen-Destin. The beloved American TV personality, cooking show host and restauranteur from Savannah has become synonymous for her delicious Southern comfort meals.  Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen exemplifies traditional Southern hospitality, and features her famous family recipes. The menu features some of her best Southern delicacies. Diners can start with some fried goodness such as Grandmama Paul’s fried green tomatoes or flash fried okra. Main courses range Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Sea Why Saltwater Restaurants Are A Great Place to Eat For Good Reason

We are often asked for recommendations on where to eat in Destin. While there are many incredible restaurants in the Destin area, there are a group of restaurants that not only feature great menus but also give back in our community. Saltwater Restaurants Gulf-front restaurants, including Surf Hut in Miramar Beach,  Floyd’s Shrimp House, Lobster Tail and Rockin’ Tacos on Okaloosa Island and Al’s Beach Club & Burger Bar and Nick’s Boathouse in Pensacola as well as The Crab Trap with three locations (Destin, Okaloosa Island and Pensacola), make Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Mother's Day Brunch for Moms in Destin, Florida

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms! Our CEO is a mom who has proven that women can be and do anything they set their mind to with hard work and perserverence. A Mom's job is hard work and we want Moms in Destin to be rewarded this Mother's Day with a meal out, no laundry and time together with those they love. We've rounded up some of our favorite Destin, Miramar Beach and Santa Rosa Beach restaurants offering a special brunch for mom to make her day even more special.   From west to east: Okaloosa Island  The Gulf Continue reading

Published on Friday, May 11, 2018

Grayton Beer Opens a BrewPub in Grayton Beach

Our goal is to help our guests have the best beach vacation. As such, we enjoy directing them to our favorite waterholes, local hangouts and sharing what’s new in South Walton and Destin. For guests staying in South Walton or along Scenic Highway 30A who enjoy craft beer, we’re excited to share the news that Grayton Beer Company has opened the Grayton Beer Brewpub in the space formerly known as Craft Bar 30A. Grayton Beer Brewpub is the company’s second location that offers consumers the experience to sit and sip where the beer is brewed. Complementing Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Best Coffee Shop on 30A

We all have our favorite local hangouts and the Newman-Dailey real estate team members are constantly out and about meeting clients and showing properties. Destin – 30A Real Estate Agent Shannyn Stevenson has been busy. In fact, Shannyn was named Newman-Dailey Resort Properties 2017 Top Producer for Sales! So we recently asked Shannyn about her favorite local hangout and here’s what we learned:     “Fonville Press is my favorite coffee shop out on 30-A! Located in Alys Beach, this quiet cozy cafe is a great find if Continue reading

Published on Monday, February 5, 2018

Save the Bay by Eating Oysters – More Destin Restaurants Join the Effort

How can eating oysters help save our Bay? Through the hard work of staff and volunteers with the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, when you eat oysters at CBA OYSTER partner restaurants , your oyster shells are recycled to improve the health of the Choctawhatchee Bay. Oyster shells are used to construct an oyster reef habitat. Oyster populations have declined in many places worldwide and Choctawhatchee Bay is no exception. By building reefs, we reintroduce oysters to the Bay and provide a habitat for a variety of other important species. Since an adult Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Mezcal Mexican Grill Brings a Fresh Take on Mexican to Miramar Beach

Craving a Mexican-style meal? Si, mi amigos. We're exctied to share that there is a new option for delicious Mexican cuisine in Miramar Beach—Mezcal Mexican Grill at the Seascape Towne Centre. Mezcal combines traditional with local. Authentic Mexican recipes are infused with a coastal Southern flair. The culinary team sources fresh, local products, relying on seasonal produce and fresh Gulf seafood to create delicious entrees that satisfy and delight locals and visitors alike.  Mezcal brings a fresh take on Mexican. With signature Continue reading

Published on Monday, December 18, 2017

Florida Trend Names 4 South Walton Restaurants among Golden Spoon Winners

Excerpt from Florida Trend (Dec. 2017):  “Fifty years ago, long before Zagat, TripAdvisor or Yelp, Florida Trend embarked on a novel project to find the state’s best restaurants. In a survey to 1,000 subscribers, editors explained “most of our readers—and all Florida Trend staff members—travel around our state a lot. The men who read our magazine like good restaurants.”   The “Mad Men” – era language reflected notions that restaurants were for businessmen who mostly wanted steaks, lobsters Continue reading

Published on Friday, December 8, 2017

Best Oyster Restaurants in Destin

Oyster season is back, and it’s the most delicious time of the year! It’s the perfect time to enjoy some fresh oysters. From Virginia to Louisiana, it's been said that the  Southeast could become the Napa Valley of oysters Yes, you can enjoy them year round, but they are more firm and flavorful in cold weather months when it is not spawning season. Here are some of our favorites. 1. Boathouse Tucked down in the harbor right on the water, this little Boathouse has some of the best oysters around town. They’ve been in business Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

How to Plan Your Beach Vacation

  Wondering where to start with planning a beach vacation? Look no further than at some of these amazing insider tips on where to stay, what to bring, what to do, and where to eat. We, as a company, pride ourselves on providing 100% customer service, which includes answering any questions and concerns you may have about your next beach vacation. Let’s start planning! Step 1: Where to Stay This is one of the biggest decisions you will make when starting to plan your next trip. There are a lot of factors to take into account. For example Continue reading

Published on Monday, October 9, 2017

Best Local Sushi Spots in Destin

Best Local Sushi Spots in Destin Destin didn’t get to be known as “the world’s luckiest fishing village” by accident. It is true we have some of the best fishing right off the shimmering emerald coast. With great fishing comes great responsibility. That is why we feel it is so important to have so many deliciously fresh caught sushi restaurants in our area. And that’s what makes locals and tourists some of the luckiest fish-loving folks around. Here are just a few of the locals’ favorites. Camille’s It&rsquo Continue reading

Published on Monday, August 21, 2017

Best Happy Hours in Destin

When  you're on vacation, you're on beach time and that means it's never too early to enjoy a delcious alcoholic beverage. Therefore, we've gathered the Best Happy Hour Drink Specials in Destin and presented them below. Cheers!  The Beach House Drink Specials: $4 house wine; $3 well drinks; $2 off select apps; $1 off all draft beers from 4-7 p.m. daily. RelaxDrinkEat.com 4009 S. Sandestin Blvd., Miramar Beach 850-608-6300 Crab Island Cantina Drink Specials: $4 house margaritas; $3 well drinks and house wine; $3 Corona, Continue reading

Published on Thursday, August 3, 2017

Best Italian Restaurants in Destin

If you're craving authentic Italian cuisine, Florida’s Emerald Coast does not disappoint. Like many cities across the nation, Destin has attracted Italian families who enjoy our beautiful white sand beaches and relaxed beach lifestyle. For those looking for the best Italian restaurants in and around Destin, Florida, here’s our list of best locally-owned Italian restaurants:  Clemenza’s and Fat Clemenza’s  Locally owned by Dominic and Tammy Damiano,  Clemenza’s  in Fort Walton Beach is consistently ranked Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Top Pizza Places in Destin

Ready to relax after the drive-in to Destin? Don’t feel like cooking that first night… or any night because you’re on vacation? Well, here are the top pizza places in the Destin area. And most of them deliver!  1. Jet’s Pizza “Life is short. Eat better pizza.” That’s their motto at Jet’s Pizza. They have all different kinds of delicious pies, including a BLT and Philly Cheese Steak pizza. They deliver and you can order online at Jet's website . Receive 10% OFF when you mention you’re a guest Continue reading

Published on Thursday, July 20, 2017

Daily Destin Happy Hour at Camille’s Beach Bar & Coffee Shop

One of the things we love most about the beach lifestyle is enjoying live music outdoors. At Beachside Inn, the sidewalk café,  Camille’s Beach Bar & Coffee Shop , is the place to be from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. during the summer. Conveniently located on the ground level of Beachside Inn in the heart of Crystal Beach, Camille’s Beach Bar & Coffee Shop features daily happy hour and live music. Guests will enjoy beachy tunes performed by one of our talented local solo artists while enjoying a refreshing daquiri, wine or cold brew. Happy Hour includes Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Emerald Coast's Obsession with Wine - Wine on the Menu

Today's blog is the second in a three part series that includes excerpts from Newman-Dailey Resort Properties Where you'd rather Be Magazine.  Part I: The History- Wine Festivals a Game Changer featured the early days of wine consumption in Destin and the impact wine festivals have had on our coastal wine culture. Today, we uncover how the movement has translated at our local restaurants, which now boast impressive wine menus, some of which are recognized with an Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator. Wine tastings have become a way Continue reading

Published on Thursday, May 4, 2017

Emeril’s Coastal Italian Opens in Grand Boulevard

One thing is certain, whether you live along the Emerald Coast, are just visiting or looking to purchase a home, there is no denying the incredible culinary offering in South Walton and Destin, Florida. From Celebrity Chef Tim Creehan to Chef and Author Jim Shirley to the many, many other talented chefs that call South Walton and Destin home, the result is an abundance of award-winning restaurants sprinkled along our stretch of beaches. And we’re excited to announce that none other than award-winning restaurateur, cookbook author and television... Continue reading

Published on Monday, April 3, 2017

8 Best Holiday Happy Hours in Grand Boulevard

What better way to enjoy this holiday season than with a cocktail after a long day of shopping? ‘Tis the season to treat yourself and friends to some delicious treats without breaking the bank. Save the money for the shopping, and grab the real deals at these holiday happy hours in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin . All of these locations are sprinkled throughout the Grand Boulevard Shopping Center.   Cantina Laredo Happy Hour happens every day at Cantina Laredo at Sandestin from 4 PM- 7 PM. $2 domestic beer, $3 imported beer, $4 well drinks Continue reading

Published on Friday, December 9, 2016

Thanksgiving Lunch and Dinner Cruises Aboard the Solaris

Looking for a special Thanksgiving experience like none other? Consider celebrating Thanksgiving on the water with a SunQuest Cruises’ Thanksgiving Buffet Cruise aboard the SOLARIS yacht . On Thursday, November 24, the SOLARIS will offer two cruises, a lunch cruise from 12-2 p.m. and a dinner cruise from 6-8 p.m. The journey begins as guests are greeted on-board by Captain Matt and explore all three indoor and outdoor decks of the 125 foot SOLARIS yacht. Whether it’s inside the elegant dining room with panoramic windows or on the open air Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, November 22, 2016

New Destin Restaurants Opening Fall 2016

We're often asked…"What's new in Destin?” and “Where should we go to eat?” So we’ve combined these frequently asked questions to update you on the new South Walton and  Destin restaurants opening this fall 2016.   Destin Love Shack Comes to the Destin Harbor The Destin Love Shack is a laid-back, open air dining spot in the heart of the Destin Harbor.  A new Fusion Bistro that offers a wide variety of dishes and natural juices. Entrees are seasonal, taking advantage of the freshest ingredients available Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Best Ice Cream Treats in Destin

Hot summer days call for cold treats and nothing tastes better than a cold ice cream treat at the beach. The Destin area has many types of frozen treats. From homemade ice cream and frozen custard to frozen yogurt and Dippin’ Dots to sorbet and gelato, there is no shortage of cold, refreshing snacks to cool you down on a hot day. Here’s our list of best ice cream treats in Destin:  Bruster’s in Destin It may be a nationwide chain, but it’s become a tradition to many families visiting Destin. In fact, Bruster&rsquo Continue reading

Published on Friday, July 22, 2016

South Walton’s Ultimate Wine Weekend, April 28-May1

South Walton is definitely where you’d rather be the last weekend of April if you love wine, culinary delights, spirits, exclusive trips and more. South Walton becomes the epicenter of the wine world, as the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival and Destin Charity Wine Auction bring together a dazzling roster of more than a dozen celebrity winemakers, brew masters, distillers, chefs and entertainers. These celebrity guests come together in Miramar Beach, Fla. to wine, dine, educate, and entertain all for a great cause. The four-day celebration Continue reading

Published on Thursday, April 14, 2016

Tax Day Blues – Let a Destin Vacation Lift Your Spirits

Tax day is coming quickly, which often results in the Tax Day blues. A great way to lift your spirits is with a Destin vacation and the Emerald Coast’s best spirits (the kind you order at a bar.) At Newman-Dailey, we are skilled at making people happy and one way is with great recommendations. Here’s our suggestions for some of the best liquid spirits at our favorite South Walton and  Destin restaurants : Vue on 30A Our friends at the Vue on 30A know that craft cocktails are trending and they have upped their game. Blending fresh and exotic Continue reading

Published on Friday, April 8, 2016

Easter Brunch in South Walton and Destin, Florida

Welcome to our guests checking for the Easter Weekend and Spring Break week. While everyone is planning their activities for the week, we’ve been asked “Where should we eat Easter Brunch?”   Therefore, our team has compiled a list of some of the Easter Brunch spots at Destin restaurants along Florida’s Emerald Coast. We encourage you to call first as many require reservations and are filling fast.   E merald Grand - Enjoy an Easter Brunch with a view in the Harborview Room at Emerald Grand from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. For Easter Brunch reservations Continue reading

Published on Friday, March 25, 2016

Dewey Destin's Habor Restaurant for Lunch

Are you searching for a Destin restaurant with a great view of the Harbor and fresh seafood? While we have many favorite restaurants, we were recently reminded how much we love Dewey Destin’s Seafood Restaurant . Dewey Destin’s has two locations, both with views of the water, and we recently visited their Harborside location. We’ve been to this eatery for dinner many times but usually don’t think of Dewey Destin’s for lunch. Our winter guests, Linda and Butch Baldini who stay with us at Jade East Towers in Destin, invited Continue reading

Published on Monday, March 7, 2016

Best Margaritas in Destin

 Today is National Margarita Day! There is no better way to start the week than with a delicious margarita. Do you prefer yours on the rocks? Frozen? Salt? No salt? No matter how you like it, here’s where we go for the best margaritas in the Destin area: Cantina Laredo at Grand Boulevard . Cantina Laredo has the best selection of margaritas in South Walton. With 10 different styles of margaritas, Cantina Laredo has a refreshing beverage for every taste. The signature margarita, Casa Rita, is a blend of Giro Giro Silver Tequila by Sauza Continue reading

Published on Monday, February 22, 2016

Everkrisp Comes to Destin

Families living along and visiting the Emerald Coast are always looking for fresh healthy meal options in and around Destin. We’ve been blessed with some great new additions including CUP, DIG and Formula Fresh in South Walton. Now, Destin celebrates the addition of Everkrisp  at Plantation Commons! Everkrisp is a locally-owned restaurant committed to offering locally grown, fresh food fast. At Everkrisp , diners are presented fresh menu selections ranging from salads to grain bowls to seasonal soups. In addition, Everkrsip offers a build your Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Eat Oysters in Destin & Help Local Waterways

Restaurants in South Walton and Destin enjoy the benefit of having access to fresh oysters from Applachicola and other Gulf Coast cities. While many of our guests and staff have their go-to South Walton and Destin restaurant where they enjoy this local delicacy, now there are a handful of local restaurants where eating oysters is good for our local waterways. In 2010, the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA ) and Americorps Green Team launched the O.Y.S.T.E.R. (Offer Your Shell To Enhance Restoration) Shell Recycling Program. Through the program Continue reading

Published on Monday, February 1, 2016

Jim N Nick's Best BBQ in Destin

Looking for great barbecue in Destin, Florida? Consider Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q. With three locations, Jim 'N Nick's is convenient and family-friendly, and offers an affordably delicious meal. In fact, one of our Newman-Dailey team members is from Memphis and here's what she had to say about her recent visit to Jim 'N Nick's: "I am a very picky BBQ lover. I lived in Memphis for many years, so I know good BBQ. This eatery hands down has the BEST to offer. From ribs to smoked chicken, you'll go home satisfied. This Continue reading

Published on Monday, January 25, 2016

Destin Restaurants Featuring Christmas Feasts

At Newman-Dailey, we appreciate this week filled with peace, love, joy and LOTS of delicious meals and treats. Thank you to the many guests, owners and clients who have showered us with the joys of the season. For our visiting guests, we’ve compiled a brief list of some of the South Walton and Destin restaurants that are preparing special menus and holiday feasts for Christmas Eve and/or Christmas day.  Cuvee Bistro (Destin)- Special Christmas Eve dinner options; non-traditional menu 4 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Christmas dinner, non-traditional menu 11 Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Thanksgiving in Destin Holiday Menus

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our guests arriving for the Thanksgiving Holiday! Whether this is your first holiday with us or your 30th, you’ll quickly learn (or be reminded) why staying in a South Walton or Destin vacation rental for Thanksgiving is such a great idea The beauty of the beach in November is the perfect backdrop for celebrating time with family and friends and our well-appointed vacation rentals provide comfortable home away from home for the entire family. (The best part is the Newman-Dailey housekeeping team Continue reading

Published on Monday, November 16, 2015

Best Breakfast Restaurants in Destin

 One of the most common questions we’re asked is “Where is the best breakfast in Destin?” We know breakfast is the most important meal of the day and quite honestly it was too hard for us to select just one. So here are our picks for “Top 5 Best Breakfast Spots in Destin.” Donut Hole Cafe & Bakery - Best Donuts in Destin One of the most iconic breakfast locations is the Donut Hole , which now includes three locations along the Emerald Coast. The original location in Destin is the most recognized so plan Continue reading

Published on Monday, November 2, 2015

Delicious Fall Festivals along the Emerald Coast

Fall is the season for football and food festivals along Florida's Emerald Coast. This weekend is the  Fort Walton Beach Barbecue Festival . Foodies will be flocking to the Fort Walton Beach Landing for a delicious array of barbecue and live music from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. (139 Brooks Street, Ft. Walton Beach).   Next weekend, don’t miss E ggs on the Beach EggFest BBQ Competition . On Sept. 26 at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach, cook teams will be competing for “People’s Choice” award and valuable prizes. Presented by Bay Breeze Patio, Eggs Continue reading

Published on Friday, September 18, 2015

Cuvee 30A & Shops Open at 30Avenue

Have you heard about the newest place to shop and dine in South Walton near Rosemary Beach? It’s 30Avenue! 30Avenue is a 16-acre commercial development at the intersection of Highway 98 and the eastern entrance of Scenic Highway 30A and is the new hot spot for dining and shopping.   30Avenue recently announced the opening of Design, V. Lala Galleries, and Cuvee 30A. Design specializes in handmade cotton and wool rugs from tthe Barrier Island Collection. Design features original art, lighting, antiques, gifts, stone mantels and one-of-a-kind Continue reading

Published on Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Hub Opens on 30A

Looking for a break from the sun? A place to be entertained, drink and eat on Hwy 30A in South Walton. Well, look no further. The Hub has opened on 30A, featuring everything you need a casual, comfortable outdoor setting. As you walk up, you’ll catch a glimpse of the stage and huge screen for viewing movies, sporting events and concerts. Follow The Hub’s Facebook page to view their schedule of live performances by local and regional bands. (and while you're at it, be sure to follow  Newman-Dailey's Facebook page  for beach updates Continue reading

Published on Thursday, July 9, 2015

Bud & Alley's Adds Farm-to-Table Breakfast Menu

Looking for a new breakfast spot in South Walton? Look no further, Bud & Alley’s Waterfront Restaurant on Scenic Highway 30A in Seaside, FL has added a farm-to-table inspired breakfast menu to its already popular lunch and dinner offerings. The Bud & Alley’s culinary team traveled the coast and throughout New York City sampling various breakfasts and brunches before finalizing the breakfast experience they wanted to serve at Bud & Alley’s. The farm-to-table breakfast menu features a twist on Bud & Alley’s favorites such as the Crab Cake Benedict along Continue reading

Published on Monday, June 22, 2015

Which Wich and Smashburger Opening at Destin Commons

It is easy to build up an appetite when you’re at the beach enjoying the sand and surf, and sometimes you want something quick, affordable and tasty. So we were excited to learn that two great new affordable, casual dining options are opening in Destin Commons in early June.   Which Wich and Smashburger, both with locations throughout the U.S. and internationally, will open in Destin Commons in the new section near Highway 98.   Smashburger features fresh, premium, “smashed to order” burgers, chicken sandwiches, salads and signature side Continue reading

Published on Friday, May 29, 2015

Destin Commons Features 16 Restaurants

 One of the best parts of visiting the Emerald Coast is the diverse array of dining options. From fresh gulf seafood restaurants to your favorite national restaurants to local cafes, there is an abundance of Destin restaurants serving delicious fare.   In Destin Commons alone, there will be 16 restaurants from which to choose from by mid-June. From nationally recognized restaurants to boutique and regional brands to independent and locally owned dining options, Destin Commons offers a diverse array of cuisine within the rapidly growing Continue reading

Published on Friday, May 29, 2015

Staying in a South Walton Rental? Enjoy Dinner Delivered to Your Door

You’ve had a full day at the beach in South Walton . Maybe enjoyed a little shopping … okay, a lot of shopping. Now you’re back in your cool, comfortable South Walton vacation rental and all you want to do is relax. Well, actually you want to relax and enjoy dinner from your favorite restaurant. Until recently, that would have been a bit of a dilemma. Now you can call   Brozinni's Pizzeria and have your favorite pizza delivered right to your door!  Delivery is available seven days a week from 11 am - 9 p.m. Simply place your order online Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

IT’SUGAR Opens at Destin Commons

As if Destin’s sugar white sands weren’t sweet enough, now you can add some extra sweetness to your beach vacation. Specialty candy and gift retailer IT’SUGAR opened this month in Destin Commons . The store offers more than 1,000 confections to satisfy your sweet tooth. Brands include Saturday Night Live-themed candies and products.(Conehead chocolate bar, anyone? Or maybe some Taco Town gummy tacos?) There’s Disney gear from candy and magnets to jewelry and watches, including Frozen; My Little Pony plush and accessories; Boo & Buddy - the internet Continue reading

Published on Thursday, May 21, 2015

Mother's Day Brunch in Destin & South Walton

We are celebrating Mom this this weekend for Mother's Day! And for those celebrating Mother’s Day at the beach in South Walton or Destin, Florida, we want to help you make it special. We’ve compiled a list of some of the great options for Mother’s Day brunch in Destin and South Walton.    Solaris Mother's Day Brunch Cruise - A two-hour cruise with three course meal as you tour the Choctawhatchee Bay aboard the Solaris  yacht.  Boarding begins at 11:45 am on Sunday with cruise from 12:30 to 2:30 pm. Reservations are Continue reading

Published on Friday, May 8, 2015

Cultivate Café Opens Along the Destin Harbor

If you love natural foods as much as you love the natural beauty of Destin beaches, be sure to check out the newly opened Cultivate Café located at 529 Harbor Blvd. #101. With so many delicious Destin restaurants to choose from, this farm-to-table eatery serves up the freshest local foods in fresh new ways. Restaurant owners Shane Morris and Joyce Sedersten were motivated by what they perceived as a lack of vegetarian options in Destin. Although not strictly vegetarian, patrons can find lots of vegetarian-friendly options on the menu, including Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer Opens in Destin

 We are always excited to welcome a new Destin restaurant to the neighborhood, especially when they specialize in fresh Gulf Coast seafood and offer spectacular views of the Destin Harbor. Today is the grand opening of Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer. Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer is a locally owned and operated Destin seafood restaurant, overlooking the historic Destin Harbor. Longtime Destin locals, Tyler Jarvis and Chris Ruyan, opened Jackacudas Seafood & Sushi in HarborWalk Village last year and are now launching their second venture Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Lucy & Jimmy Buffet Found Paradise in Destin

We love that Destin is a favorite beach hideaway for Jimmy Buffet and his sister, Lucy. One of their popular vacation spots growing up, Jimmy Buffet opened Margaritaville last year in Harborwalk Village, creating a centerpiece for the Destin Harbor and a popular spot for Parrotheads, vacationers and locals alike. Now, Jimmy’s sister, Lucy, has her sights set on Destin, and broke ground on her new restaurant,  Lulu’s Destin, earlier this year. Her original location in Gulf Shores, Alabama is wildly popular,  serving over half a million Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Formula Fresh Juicery Grows in South Walton

The beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida are the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. And now Formula Fresh Juicery is making it easy for South Walton vacationers to feel refreshed. Formula Fresh Juicery infuses the benefits of organic, clean eating and drinking. Located near Sanctuary at Redfish in Blue Mountain Beach on Hwy 30A, Formula Fresh has formulated one-of-a-kind blends of organic, health-inspired cold-pressed juices. Specializing in superfood nutrition, everything on the menu from the essential kale and spinach formulations to Continue reading

Published on Monday, March 9, 2015

Classic Destin Restaurant Returns

As Newman-Dailey prepares to celebrate our 30th Anniversary next month, we are feeling nostalgic. We’ve been reflecting on the past three decades and the many friends, clients and businesses that we’ve had the pleasure of working with over the years. So we were excited to hear that the Destin Diner has re-opened for business! Located at the corner of US Hwy 98 and Airport Road, the diner originally opened in 1992, but sat vacant for six years. The classic shiny silver bullet is a Destin icon and now a respected local restauranteur has brought Continue reading

Published on Friday, March 6, 2015

New Restaurant DIG in Sandestin

Locals and visitors along the Emerald Coast enjoy eating fresh locally grown and caught delicacies. Now, there's another great new casual  dining restaurant opening in the South Walton - Destin area. We’re excited to share that DIG, which stands for Dig In Gulf, is opening in March at  the Market Shops at Sandestin . DIG is a family-friendly, café style eatery. Perfect for breakfast, lunch or an early dinner, the menu at DIG consists of fresh salads, sandwiches and protein entrees. Parents will enjoy the convenience of a play area Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Valentine's Day Romantic Dining in Destin

Valentine’s Day along the beaches of South Walton and Destin is the perfect setting for romance. Make it even more special with an intimate dining experience. We recently updated and our list of favorite South Walton and Destin restaurants for 2020 that are offering a special menu or romantic setting to help you celebrate in style. DESTIN BeachWalk Café (Destin) featuers an scenic setting overlooking the beach and Henderson Beach State Park is offering a six course special Valentine’s Day Dinner.  Reservations required. & Continue reading

Published on Friday, February 13, 2015

Tickets on Sale for South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival, April 23-26, 2015

South Walton will be the epicenter of the wine world the fourth week of April. Whether you’re new to the world of wine or a wine connoisseur, you’ll immensely enjoy the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival , April 23-26, 2015. The South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival and Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) team up to host the preeminent vintners from around the world. The star-studded lineup of celebrity winemakers includes wine superstars Marc Perrin of Chateau du Beaucastel and Jean-Charles Boisset of Boisset Family Estates Continue reading

Published on Thursday, January 22, 2015

Travel Channel's Best Destin Restaurants

When the Travel Channel shares their top picks and travel trends, we tune in. So when the Travel Channel recently posted their picks for the “ Best Restaurants in Destin ” we were anxious to see who made the list. It was reassuring to see these Destin restaurants are among our favorites too! On Highway 30A, they named Café Thrity-A and V in Seagrove Beach, Red Bar in Grayton Beach, and Stinky’s Fish Camp in Santa Rosa Beach. Off Emerald Coast Parkway in Miramar Beach, they named our favorite spot for daily specials & wine list—Vintij Wine Boutique Continue reading

Published on Monday, November 10, 2014

What’s New on 30A

Scenic Highway 30A is a special treasure and while the 19-mile beachfront road has evolved in the last 20+ years, the coastal highway still maintains its relaxed vibe. Hwy 30A is upscale, yet casual--a place to unwind and rejuvenate. And once you visit, you'll want to return to your favorite spots and discover new ones as well. In an effort to make sure you don’t miss the latest and greatest, we’ve compiled a quick list of what’s new on 30A. 30Avenue is about to open in Inlet Beach. It is a brand new shopping, dining and entertainment center, Continue reading

Published on Thursday, October 9, 2014

Restaurants in South Walton Ranked Best in Florida

The restaurants in South Walton along Scenic Highway 30A and throughout Sandestin and Miramar Beach are some of the most acclaimed in the Southeast. Thanks to award-winning chefs, an abundance of fresh gulf coast seafood and a focus on locally sourced fresh ingredients, South Walton enjoys a culinary scene that rivals metropolitan cities and embraces the casual coastal atmosphere and warm Southern hospitality. Every year South Walton restaurants are recognized among the Florida Trend Golden Spoon Awards winners, and this year was no exception. Continue reading

Published on Friday, January 3, 2014

Best of the Emerald Coast Restaurants

As we welcome guests arriving to Destin, Fla. from around the country, we're often asked for recommendations. What is the best place to eat in Destin? What is the best place for seafood? Who has the best outdoor dining? and so on. And while each member of our team has their favorites, the readers of Emerald Coast Magazine recently voted on their favorites, resulting in a list of Destin's most popular restaurants and businesses.  We've pulled out a few excerpts from Emerald Coast Magazine's " Best of the Emerald Coast 2013 Continue reading

Published on Friday, December 13, 2013

New Restaurant on 30A, Havana Beach Bar & Grill Opens in Rosemary Beach

If you love dishes that infuse fresh local ingredients and culinary creativity as much as we do, you're going to delight in the newest restaurant to open along Scenic Hwy 30A-- Havana Beach Bar & Grill . The new hot spot is located within the Pearl Hotel, which recently opened in Rosemary Beach . Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and Main Street, there are plenty of exceptional views to complement the delectable dishes and creative cocktails. The menu is full of flavors of the Gulf Coast with Creole, Cajun and Cuban influences. Meats, fish Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wine & Spirits + Culinary Feasts = Fun at the Beach!

Wine and culinary enthusiasts are anxiously awaiting this weekend's Taste of the Beach events taking place throughout South Walton and Destin, Fla. The Taste of the Beach weekend, Nov. 2-4, includes four culinary-themed events that pair delicious cuisine with specialty wines and spirits. Kick off the weekend on Friday evening in either Sandestin or Seaside. Sandestin will host Finz After Dark, featuring exotic cuisine, flaming desserts and top shelf liquor amidst an Continue reading

Published on Monday, October 29, 2012

Fun at Pompano Joe's

Today, we just want to have fun! One of our favorite places for fun is Pompano Joe's on Scenic Gulf Drive across from Mediterranea. It has been a Destin landmark for nearly 17 years and is known for its Caribbean-style seafood, brightly colored window frames and incredible location on the beach. We've been enjoying the newly expanded covered deck and addition of a 47” flat screen TV. With t oday's gorgeous weather, we think open-air dining, Reggae Rolls and Garlic Crusted Grouper are in order. Here's to the weekend! Continue reading

Published on Friday, November 18, 2011

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