By Liesel Schmidt
Summer time is high season for vacations, and the resort communities of 30A are arguably one of the top destinations for stay-and-play escapes in Northwest Florida. From exploring the shops at Seacrest to biking the paths that run along the sweet little streets at Rosemary Beach, one can find almost any way imaginable to spend those endless days of play. And from sunrise to sunset, the many unique offerings on the menus at the eateries of Spell Restaurant Group have your appetite for memorable food more than satisfied.
If you’re looking for the perfect bite to perk up your morning and wake up your senses, take your place at a table at Grits & Grind and order up one of their top-sellers. For those who love a hearty dish, the Pork Belly Hash is definitely delish, served with perfectly cooked eggs and a rich hollandaise. For something on the sweeter side, say “oui” a decadent Monte Christo served with the fresh burst of brightness of their champagne raspberry preserves or go ape over their Banana Bread French Toast.
Once you’ve done some exploring around town, quell your midday hunger with lunch at La Cocina Mexican Grill & Bar, where the Latin-inspired menu means that their famous street tacos share space with coastal fare like fresh Gulf shrimp ceviche and a kale salad topped with toasted pepitas, heirloom tomatoes, crumbled cotija cheese, and avocado. Perfect for keeping your beach body looking slim and trim, their shareable plates and lighter menu is never light on flavor.
As the sun goes down, mellow out your mood with dinner at Edward’s Fine Food & Wine, where dishes like the fresh crab cakes, colorful beet salad, freshly caught local grouper, and Capellini Comodoro give guests reason to linger over their meals and pair up perfectly with a bottle from their extensive wine list. While the last bites disappear from your plate, let the live music call the stars out to dance, and signal your waiter that you’d like another glass to sip as your soul gets in the groove.
No great day is complete without something sweet to kiss you goodnight, and La Crema Tapas & Chocolate has the perfect bite to send you off with delicious dreams to savor. The perfect place for chocoholics, La Crema’s claims to fame are their selection of chocolate fondues, the hot-and-cold play of their luscious hot chocolate molten cakes served with ice cream, and the OMG Cookie—two fresh-baked triple-chocolate cookies with rich espresso cream sandwiched between them whose over-the-top yumminess will definitely make you say, “OMG.”
From that very first sip of freshly brewed coffee at breakfast to the last crumb of darkly decadent cake at dessert, the restaurants of Spell Restaurant Group have the perfect way to savor your vacation. So pick up a menu and get ready to taste perfection—these eateries are delicious destinations that’ll make you want to come back every day for just one more bite.
Grits & Grindis located at 10343 East County Highway 30A, Seacrest Beach, Florida 32413. For more information, call (850) 231-4021 or visit www.gritsandgrindbreakfast.com.
La Cocina Mexican Grill & Baris located at 10343 East County Highway 30A, Seacrest Beach, Florida 32413. For more information, call (850) 231-4021 or visit www.lacocina30a.com.
Edward’s Fine Food & Wineis located at 65 Main Street, Rosemary Beach, Florida 32461. For more information, call (850) 231-0550 or visit www.edwards30a.com.
A Most Delicious Day
La Crema Tapas & Chocolateis located at 38 Main Street, Rosemary Beach, Florida 32461. For more information, call (850) 534-3004 or visit www.lacrematapas.com.