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Voting for 2019 Perfect in South Walton Awards

WALTON COUNTY, Fla.— September 27, 2018 – Voting is now open for the 2019 Perfect in South Walton Awards, allowing visitors and locals the opportunity to shine a spotlight on their favorite South Walton businesses, events, and activities. The top nominees in 30 categories can be voted on through October 21 at www.perfectinsouthwalton.com or from Visit South Walton’s website, www.visitsouthwalton.com. Winners will be announced in January 2019 at an awards reception, and celebrated throughout the year in print, online and through marketing activations.

“The Perfect in South Walton Awards are not only a great way to honor a business, event, or activity in South Walton,” says Visit South Walton Director of Communications David Demarest, “it’s also one of the ways we keep our visitors talking about their favorite vacation memories throughout the shoulder seasons. Whether you’re remembering a favorite meal, or the work of your favorite artist, this is a great way to remind our visitors to make plans to return to South Walton, and helps support local businesses and Walton County’s economy.”

The categories and nominees for the 2019 Perfect in South Walton Awards are:

Best Breakfast:

·         Another Broken Egg Café

·         Big Bad Breakfast

·         Black Bear Bread Company

·         Donut Hole

·         Great Southern Café


Best Lunch:

·         Chanticleer Eatery

·         Cowgirl Kitchen

·         Everkrisp

·         George’s at Alys Beach

·         Marina Bar & Grill

·         Pizza by the Sea

·         Vin’tij Wine Boutique & Bistro


Best Casual Dining:

·         The Bay Restaurant

·         Emeril’s Coastal Italian

·         Marina Bar & Grill

·         The Red Bar

·         Shade’s Bar & Grill


Best Fine Dining:

·         Café Thirty-A

·         Marlin Grill

·         Pescado

·         Restaurant Paradis

·         Seagar’s Prime Steak and Seafood


Best Wine List:

·         45 Central

·         Baytowne Provisions

·         Pescado

·         Vin’Tij Wine Boutique & Bistro

·         Wine World/Wine Bar


Best Craft Beer Selection:

·         The Craft Bar

·         Grayton Beer Brewpub

·         Grayton Beer Company Taproom

·         Growler Garage

·         Shade’s Bar & Grill


Best Sweet Treats:

·         Blue Mountain Beach Creamery

·         Café Siena at Sandestin

·         Kilwins Chocolates, Fudge & Ice Cream

·         La Crema Tapas & Chocolate

·         Sweet Henrietta’s Treats


Best Coffee House:

·         Amavida Coffee & Tea

·         Bad Ass Coffee

·         Black Bear Bread Company

·         Café Siena at Sandestin

·         Sunrise Coffee Company


Best Local Musician or Band:

·         Dread Clampitt

·         Forrest Williams Band

·         The Graytones  

·         Kyle LaMonica

·         Luke Langford Band


Best Live Music Venue:

·         AJ’s Grayton Beach

·         The Bay Restaurant

·         The HUB

·         Marina Bar & Grill

·         The Red Bar


Best Event:

·         30A Half Marathon & 5K

·         30A Songwriter’s Festival

·         Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

·         Mountain Film on Tour

·         South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival

·         SoWal Craft Beer & Spirits Festival at Shades


Best Park or Nature Locale:

·         Eden Gardens State Park

·         Grayton Beach State Park

·         Jolee Island at Sandestin

·         Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

·         Underwater Museum of Art


Best Outdoor Adventure:

·         Adventure 30A

·         Coldwater Excursions

·         Eventure Bike Tours

·         Green Fin Paddle Company

·         YOLO Board


Best Fishing Charter:

·         Choctawhatchee Bay Fishing Charters

·         Dead Fish Charters

·         Florida Boy Adventures

·         Just Right Charters

·         Santa Rosa Charters


Best Tennis Facility:

·         Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort

·         Rosemary Beach Racquet Club

·         Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

·         TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort

·         WaterColor Tennis Center


Best Golf Course:

·         Baytowne Golf Club

·         Burnt Pine Golf Club

·         Camp Creek Golf Club

·         Raven Golf Club

·         Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club


Best Art or Design Gallery:

·         Andy Sazynski

·         Fusion Art Glass

·         Justin Gaffrey

·         Mary Hong Gallery/ The Shard Shop

·         The Foster Gallery


Best Jewelry Boutique:

·         Barefoot Princess

·         Fusion Art Glass

·         The Jewel at Grand Boulevard

·         La Vie Est Belle

·         McCaskill & Company


Best Clothing Boutique:

·         Barefoot Princess

·         Hemline

·         Indigo

·         Mercantile

·         OKO


Best Shopping Area:

·         Grand Boulevard at Sandestin

·         Merchants of Rosemary Beach

·         Merchants of Seaside

·         Silver Sands Premium Outlets

·         The Village of Baytowne Wharf


Best Kids Shopping:

·         Carter’s

·         Coconut Kidz

·         Duckies Shop of Fun

·         Gigi’s Fabulous Kids’ Fashion & Toys

·         Little Red

·         OKO Kids

·         Silver Sands Premium Outlets


Best Kids Attraction:

·         30A Airboat Adventures

·         Baytowne Adventure Zone

·         Fired Up!

·         Flutterby Festival

·         The Shard Shop


Best Meeting Space:

·         Courtyard by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard

·         Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa

·         The HUB

·         Linkside Conference Center

·         The Pearl

·         TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort

·         WaterColor Inn & Resort


Best Wedding Venue:

·         The Chapel at Seaside

·         Eden Gardens State Park

·         The Grand Sandestin Lawn

·         Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa

·         The Pointe


Best Event Venue:

·         Baytowne Conference Center

·         Grand Boulevard Town Center

·         Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa

·         The Pointe

·         TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort


Best Spa:

·         Bluemercury Makeup, Skincare & Spa

·         The Pearl

·         Serenity by the Sea Spa

·         Spa Sandestin

·         Vivo Spa Salon


Best Beach Photographer:

·         Adam Lee Photo

·         Birds i-View

·         Dawn Chapman Whitty Photography

·         Modus Photography

·         Shelly Swanger Photography


Best Hotel/Resort:

·         Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa

·         The Pearl

·         The Pointe

·         Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort

·         WaterColor Inn & Resort


Best Rental Management Company:

·         360 Blue Properties

·         My Vacation Haven

·         ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals

·         Sandestin Rental Management

·         Sunburst Beach Rentals


Best Bed & Breakfast:

·         Hibiscus Coffee & Coffeehouse

·         Lisbeth’s Bed & Breakfast by the Sea

·         The Rosemary Beach Inn