By Hannah Neville
Grits and Grind is located in Seacrest Beach, specifically in the same location as La Cocina Mexican Bar & Grill, and it is open daily from 8AM to 11AM. Grits and Grind serves Southern style breakfast foods as well as libations that are perfect for any morning occasion, and they even have outdoor seating for guests to enjoy dining al fresco. Their menu features fresh squeezed orange juice, which makes for a delicious mimosa, and they also serve house made Bloody Mary’s. Their side dishes are generously sized which makes them perfect for sharing.
As a lover of omelets, I am happy to say that Grits and Grind has a nice selection of omelets to choose from. My family (parents and siblings), Chase (fiance), and I each had a difficult time selecting what we wanted to eat. After having the guacamole from La Cocina the night before, I was sold on trying anything with avocado in it, so I settled on the Bagel Egg In A Hole. The dish featured a multigrain bagel with smashed avocado and feta cheese, and was complete with a side of cheese grits and fresh fruit. The creamy avocado and salty feta paired well together and the fresh fruit added brightness to the meal.
Chase decided on the Smoked Salmon Benedict which arrived with sliced tomato and fresh spinach on top of a biscuit that was drizzled with hollandaise sauce and sprinkled with dill; the dish was accompanied with loaded cheese grits and fresh fruit as well.
My parents both ordered the Smokehouse Omelet, a decision that both of them were happy with. The smokehouse omelet featured sausage, bacon, or smoked ham with cheddar cheese; a simple dish with great flavor. My sister decided on the Next Morning Benedict which has two eggs over medium on a biscuit with chopped sausage, tomatoes, green onions topped with gravy and hollandaise sauce. The gravy and hollandaise are what made this hearty dish!
If you are looking for a great place to enjoy a solid Southern breakfast while on 30A, Grits and Grind is the spot to go for tasty drinks and comfort food served in a friendly atmosphere. Grits and Grind is located at 10343 E County Hwy 30A, Seacrest Beach. For more information call (850) 231 4021 or visit www.gritsandgrindbreakfast.com.