Morning to all on a Tuesday morning following another day yesterday of all day long heavy,heavy rains ! Will will it end ?? A good question indeed, but what’s the all important answer after moths of severe drought conditions all across the Emerald Coast area. I would guess we’re just making up for lost time as they say. Today’s looking a tad better but not by much so I guess we wait and see as forecasters offer some hope saying this week should wrap it up ! Maybe so ….
Well after three years Destin’s The Shed BBQ down on the HarborWalk property near the Grande has finally called it a day and closed their doors as of this past weekend. The Mississippi based eatery which specialized in over sized servings of BBQ and all the fixings and was known throughout the area for its musical jam sessions and music venues never seemed to fully grab hold in the Destin market according to some who have been in the area for some time.
Like with most places, during the peak time of the season the crowds always looked good and lots of business was being done, but it the all important off-season months it never appeared the crowds and the traffic were comparable to many other long-standing local restaurants. And, in a town and a market so blessed with so many outstanding restaurants the competition in the market place can be extremely demanding year round not just during peak times.
No word yet on who, what or when another place may fill the vacant property and whether it will eventually be another restaurant or something different in the large wooden structure that once was Destin City Hall. I’m confident the folks at HarborWalk are working on it and we’ll try to stay abreast for our readers.
Well, with the roar of engines quieted, the brightly colored boats gone, and the local waterways back to normal, this year’s Destin Boat Week and Poker Run has roared into and out-of-town with another successful week-long event to help raise money for many local kid’s charities.
According to the word we’ve heard, although just a bit smaller than some past events, this year’s event was still a successful one with competitors and their rigs travelling from over 30 different states to compete in the event and help raise money for local area charities. We’re pleased to salute them all and thank them all for giving of their time and dollars for local kids and organizations like the Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCA and many other such organizations. Thanks to all for coming and thanks for all your help!
I did get out and caught several dozen pictures of the different colorful and powerful boats running on the water and docked and will get them posted on SmugMug this week. I’ll let you know when done.
Hope you’re off to a good week and today’s a great Tuesday for everyone. Thanks for following along and we’ll be back tomorrow, hopefully with a little less rain for our visitors. Catch ya later!