A Review: Café Thirty-A

By Hannah Neville Cafe Thirty-A first opened its doors in 1995 and has been consistently serving the best locally sourced regional cuisine ever since. Located in Seagrove Beach on 30A, Cafe Thirty-A offers an upscale atmosphere with delicious food to tourists and locals alike. My fiancée, Chase and I, pulled up...
From our Family to yours welcome It didn’t take much for Pino Tozzi to decide to sell his successful businesses in Rome Italy, uproot his young family and emigrate to America. Just a vacation to Destin in 2005. Francesca, Pino and Wife Stephania’s second daughter, remembers the moment well. “When...
Shrimp, Red Potato and Turnip Green Soup: Fare for the New Year By Susan Benton, 30aEats.com I was invited by The United States Potato Board, the nation’s potato marketing organization, to create a fresh, light, natural and healthy recipe to start the New Year off right after indulging over the holidays. Most of...
1 C panko bread crumbs ¼ t paprika 3 bunch fresh spinach ¼ C grated Parmigiano Reggiano 1 T 30A Olive Oil Herbs de Provence Olive Oil 1 ¾ C whole milk 3 T all purpose flour 2 C shredded Gruyere cheese 1 C grated Fontina cheese ⅛ t ground nutmeg ¼ C grated Parmigiano Reggiano freshly ground black pepper,...
Mark Fressell is fond of saying, ”I didn’t quit my job as an engineer to make bad food.” Everything the owner of Crust Artisan bakery in Santa Rosa Beach makes is made from scrap. “No Shortcuts,” he says. Mark and his wife Kim, have built quite a loyal following...
Poppy’s Crazy Lobster Destin serves fresh local seafood and cajun and creole dishes. A.J. Tusa, Jr., brings his Crazy Lobster concept originated in New Orleans to Baytowne Wharf. Having been in the restaurant business for over 45 years, A.J.’s experience in his family restaurants started in 1905? when he...
“WOOD FIRED ITALIAN WINE DINNER” FEATURING ALL NATURAL WINES Four-course, wood-fired dinner is Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. Bud & Alley’s Pizza Bar + Trattoria on 30A in Seaside  celebrates the fall season with a Fall Harvest Wine Dinner on Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. Chef Phil McDonald...
Maple Roasted Pumpkin Pie Not your average pumpkin pie- roasting the real pumpkin gives it an almost nutty flavor while the balsamic cuts some of the sweetness. The perfect balance! Makes two 9-inch pies Ingredients: Homemade or Store-Bought Pastry 1 pie pumpkin, about 3-4 lbs 4 Tbsp 30AOO Maple Balsamic Vinegar 2 Tbsp 30AOO California Arbequina EVOO 1 C...
By Susan Benton As a food writer and blogger living by the water’s edge of the Emerald Coast, one of the first questions locals or people ask when they visit our area is how they can be certain that they are buying or being served fresh seafood. It would appear...
Butternut Squash Soup with Butternut Squash Seed Oil Ingredients: 1 T 30A Olive Oil Butter Infused Olive Oil  1 sweet onion, chopped 1 head of garlic, peeled and chopped fine 4 c butternut squash, cubed 1 cinnamon stick Vegetable broth, or water 30A Olive Oil Himalayan Pink Sea Salt 1/2 c heavy cream (optional) 30A Olive Oil Butternut Squash Seed Oil, for drizzling toasted pumpkin seeds Creme fraiche,...

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