Travel to Destin, Florida this week provided our family with time to relax, enjoy the sun, read, and time to check out the local beach eats. A favorite outing each day for the boys was a short walk up the block for coffee and a cinnamon roll. My husband and I had to get up early and walk 4 miles so that we could excuse the extra calories. It was worth every extra step. The coffee was delicious, and the cinnamon roll was sinful. We each had our favorite beverage but mine was the chai tea latte. Bad Ass Coffee is located directly across from the beach on Scenic Gulf Drive. It was affordable and absolutely delicious.
Pompano Joe’s Seafood House
Located on the same Scenic Gulf Highway, Pompano Joe’s is directly on Miramar Beach. They offer to seat inside, outside and on the patio. We sat on the lower outside deck this visit, in view of the beach, and the full moon. We enjoyed the atmosphere, live music, and a cup of seafood gumbo as an appetizer.
Where the bayou meets the beach. This little beach hut dining location offered wi-fi, crayons to color all over the walls, and delicious red beans and rice. Located on the same Scenic Gulf Highway you can find Kenny D’s menu online if you want to check out the many options.
This restaurant offered a wonderful view of the beach, live music, and a delicious menu. The food was priced reasonably, the wait short, and the service was very good. The staff made great recommendations. I tried the stuffed crab meat jumbo shrimp with a cream sauce. Yum. My husband and boys all chose the Cajon redfish and the blackened mahi-mahi. We each left satisfied and happy with our selections.
While waiting to be seated my younger boys shopped a local jewelry artist to pick up a souvenir gift for a good friend. Arlene Callahan designs the jewelry, has it made elsewhere and sells it right there in Capt Dave’s restaurant. All products are sterling silver and most offered a sea or water design. The boys picked out a small treasure for their good friend.
Arlene Callahan, Capt Dave’s.
Garage Grilling on the Beach
And finally a favorite meal this week was grilling Rhett’s Meat Market that we brought with us. Sub-tropical storm Alberto poured rain most of the day and though we had cabin fever from staying in all day, we all agreed that Rhett’s steaks and mashed potatoes would be the highlight of the day. So, how do you grill at a beach house in the rain? You pull the grill into the garage! It was a two for one event with the boys sanding the Adirondack chair and table to prep for glaze while my husband grilled the filet mignon with Rhett’s steak rub to perfection.