Travel Channel Features Favorite Restaurants
In a recent posting on their website, the Travel Channel describes the Emerald Coast restaurant scene as a â€śfoodie haven.â€ť
The article lists the following restaurants as favorites:
- Vinâ€™tij Wine Boutique & Bistro
- Stinkyâ€™s Fish Camp
- V Seagrove
- McGuireâ€™s Irish Pub
- Cafe Thirty-A
- The Red Bar
Commenters on the Travel Channel post quibble with the obvious missing Destin restaurants. Â Some of the restaurants in Destin, FL that folks say should be included are Deweyâ€™s, Boschamps, Jackacuda, Harbor Docks, Beach Walk Cafe, and Cuvee Bistro. Some also take issue with the headline which lists the above seven as located in â€śDestinâ€ť while some of the restaurants are located in the South Walton or 30A area.
No quibbling here about the excellence of Vinâ€™tij. Â Our last meal there and overall experience was terrific. Â Every dish we sampled – from an appetizer (griddled sea scallops) to dessert (sautĂ©ed strawberries & warm lemon pound cake served with cinnamon ice cream) was delicious. Â We tried a variety of entrees – crab cakes, chargrilled angus ribeye, and catch of the day. Â It was hard to pick a clear winner – all were wonderful. Â Iâ€™m going to have to return for lunch soon to sample the highly recommended pan-fried oyster BLT.
The wine selection is also extensive and the staff is very knowledgable, making excellent recommendations. Â Vinâ€™tij (think â€śvintageâ€ť) also hosts regular wine dinners. Â Reservations are necessary. I would recommend liking the Vintij Wine Boutique on facebook so you can learn about upcoming events.
When going to Vinâ€™tij, donâ€™t let the strip mall location next to a Subway deter you. Â Inside, you will find quirky decor, excellent service, and delicious food.