Private Chefs and Catering Services for Destin, Miramar Beach & 30A

One of the joys of staying in a Destin vacation rental is the fully stocked kitchen. That being said, one of the joys of being on vacation s not having to cook. To experience the joy of both, many vacationing families have discovered the benefits of hiring a personal chef to create an intimate in-home dining experience.   Whether coming to the beach for the holidays, a special celebration or just a romantic rendezvous, travelers staying in Destin, Miramar Beach and along Scenic Highway 30A have a growing number of options for in-home catering Continue reading

Published on Friday, December 10, 2021

Newman-Dailey Happy Hours Provide Creative Cocktail Ideas for Destin Vacations

At Newman-Dailey, our team enjoys toasting sunset with delicious libations. We’ve participated in our share of beach bonfires and sunset happy hours along the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida. As such, one of the things that got us through quarantine during COVID-19 was our "Dailey Happy Hour" at the Beach series. We had the joy of stepping out on the deck and enjoying the coastal breeze and sounds of the surf while we made some of our favorite happy hour concoctions. Check out these creative sunset cocktail ideas for your next Continue reading

Published on Friday, February 19, 2021

New South Walton Restaurants and Businesses for 2021

Welcome 2021! The New Year brings new beginnings and as such we are welcoming new restaurants and businesses to our community.  Thanks to our friends at Visit South Walton who helped us create this list of the new dining options and new businesses that you’ll want to try out on your next South Walton and Destin vacation. The Citizen (Alys Beach) On Scenic Highway 30-A in Alys Beach, The Citizen has opened as a coastal tavern with fine indoor, outdoor and take-away dining. An 18-seat bar and 12-seat custom raw bar along with outdoor seating Continue reading

Published on Monday, February 15, 2021

Best Mojitos along the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida

  Whether you’re planning a future trip to Destin or just day dreaming about relaxing along Destin’s white sandy shores, a Destin beach tradition is a sunset toast. At Newman-Dailey, we enjoy celebrating a “Dailey Happy Hour” and sunset toast whenever possible, and since we're all staying at home, we've decided to bring happy hour to you.    This week, we’re creating one of our favorite beach drinks, the strawberry mojito. As such, we're sharing our recipe and bringing the beach into your home to Continue reading

Published on Thursday, April 2, 2020

Best New Destin Restaurants of 2017

Just when we thought Destin and the beaches of South Walton couldn’t get any better, we enjoyed the opening of some delicious new restaurants this year. Here’s a list of the best new restaurants in Destin and South Walton in 2017. Shunk Gulley Located on 30A right across the street from the beach, you cannot beat the breathtaking view and the beach bum vibe. Shunk Gulley is serving up a dozen delicious raw oysters for only $8 all day every day. Named after a historic reef that was a secret fishing goldmine, Shunk Gulley is focused on Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Florida Trend Names 4 South Walton Restaurants among Golden Spoon Winners

Excerpt from Florida Trend (Dec. 2017):  “Fifty years ago, long before Zagat, TripAdvisor or Yelp, Florida Trend embarked on a novel project to find the state’s best restaurants. In a survey to 1,000 subscribers, editors explained “most of our readers—and all Florida Trend staff members—travel around our state a lot. The men who read our magazine like good restaurants.”   The “Mad Men” – era language reflected notions that restaurants were for businessmen who mostly wanted steaks, lobsters Continue reading

Published on Friday, December 8, 2017

Best Beach House Recipes - Perfect for Destin Vacation Rentals

One of the joys of staying in a South Walton or Destin vacation rental is the fully equipped kitchen. And while you certainly want to go out to eat some meals, it is nice to have the convenience and cost savings of preparing meals at your beach house. So as you plan your next beach vacation, you may be thinking about recipes that are easy to prepare and will feed a large group of your closest family and friends.  We recommend The Beach House Cookbook. Written by New York Times Best Selling Author Mary Kay Andrews, The Beach House Cookbook is Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

New Stores and Dining Options Open at Grand Boulevard

We’re always asked “what’s new in Miramar Beach and Destin?". Recently, we’ve been sharing the news that there are new stores and dining options at  Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. Conveniently located in Miramar Beach, Grand Boulevard has become the place to go for shopping, dining, and to catch the latest movies on the big screen. Here’s a round-up of what’s new at Grand Boulevard: Everkrisp Now Open in Grand Boulevard Everkrisp is now open in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. Created and owned locally by husband Continue reading

Published on Monday, August 7, 2017

Best Ice Cream Treats in Destin

Hot summer days call for cold treats and nothing tastes better than a cold ice cream treat at the beach. The Destin area has many types of frozen treats. From homemade ice cream and frozen custard to frozen yogurt and Dippin’ Dots to sorbet and gelato, there is no shortage of cold, refreshing snacks to cool you down on a hot day. Here’s our list of best ice cream treats in Destin:  Bruster’s in Destin It may be a nationwide chain, but it’s become a tradition to many families visiting Destin. In fact, Bruster&rsquo Continue reading

Published on Friday, July 22, 2016

Best Craft Beer and Breweries in Destin and South Walton

Here along Florida's Emerald Coast, craft breweries are celebrating a growing fan base. While Maguire’s Irish Pub was the first to serve up its own locally brewed beer more than 25 years ago, there are now a variety of breweries producing micro-brews in South Walton, Destin and Ft. Walton Beach. Here’s a list of the best craft beers and breweries along the Emerald Coast: Idyll Hounds Brewing Company This local brewery is located in Santa Rosa Beach in the heart of South Walton. Idyll Hounds founder Frasier Hansen has been Continue reading

Published on Thursday, July 14, 2016

Best Seafood Markets in Destin

The team at Newman-Dailey loves to eat! We will use any excuse to get together for a good time and good eats. So, when our guests come to town we love to give recommendations on where to eat as well as the best seafood markets in Destin to create a delectable dinner within your Destin vacation rental.  Here’s our recommendations on the top seafood markets in Destin:  Blalock Seafood Market. If you are looking for a great seafood lunch or dinner option without doing all of the work, Blalock Seafood Market is there for you.  It Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Best Happy Hour in Destin

It’s a great time of year to get out and visit with friends. So you’re probably wondering where to find the best Happy Hour in Destin and South Walton. Here are some of our favorite restaurants in and around Destin with drink specials: The Wine Bar  With three locations (Destin, Grand Boulevard and WaterColor), Chan's Wine Bar is nearby featuring “Wine Happy Hour” daily. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Wine Bar offers a 12 oz carafe of wine for the price of a glass. Choose from their extensive selection of wines from the Continue reading

Published on Monday, March 21, 2016

Best Breakfast Restaurants in Destin

 One of the most common questions we’re asked is “Where is the best breakfast in Destin?” We know breakfast is the most important meal of the day and quite honestly it was too hard for us to select just one. So here are our picks for “Top 5 Best Breakfast Spots in Destin.” Donut Hole Cafe & Bakery - Best Donuts in Destin One of the most iconic breakfast locations is the Donut Hole , which now includes three locations along the Emerald Coast. The original location in Destin is the most recognized so plan Continue reading

Published on Monday, November 2, 2015

3 Reasons to Dine at Vue on 30A This Fall

Fresh, creative meals are a delicious complement to any South Walton beach vacation. We are spoiled in Florida to have a great climate for local farmers as well as an abundance of fresh, Gulf seafood. And while there are many 30A restaurants that are offering deliciously creative fare, we recently tried the new fall menu at Vue on 30A and were very impressed. As we left, we thought of 3 reasons to bring our friends and send our guests to dine at Vue on 30A:  Watch the Sunset on 30A. Vue on 30A is one of the best places to watch a sunset Continue reading

Published on Thursday, October 29, 2015

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