Black Bear Bread Company

Black Bear Bread Company in Grayton Beach

The Best Bread and Breakfast in Town!

Black Bear Bread Company recently opened in Grayton Beach and is one of the Nathan Abbott Team’s new favorite local eateries. Our friend Phil McDonald and his business partner Dave Rauschkolb introduced their neighborhood bakery, coffee shop and all-day seasonal café to Grayton Beach on August 21st, 2017. Freshly-baked naturally leavened bread, dynamically seasonal produce and sensible sourcing are the inspiration for the menu serving  breakfast and lunch.

“Winter 2016 we started experimenting with a bread culture (starter) at Bud & Alley’s Pizza Bar and began making our sourdough in a rudimentary oven. With practice, we started getting decent results. Initially, we were only baking bread for Bud & Alley’s Restaurant Group, but we officially debuted our breads to the public at the Seaside Farmers Market in May 2016. The response was immediate and overwhelmingly positive!” said Phil McDonald. All of their breads are naturally leavened, made from starter instead of commercial yeast. You can find a variety of fresh baked goodies including bread, pastries, breakfast sandwiches and tartines (a French open faced sandwich).

Another unique treat you can find at Black Bear Bread Co. is a variety of Stumptown Coffee Roasters blends. Some of the best establishments around the world serve Stumptown coffee that is sourced from high quality coffee plants and roasted just enough to bring out the best of what’s inherent in each particular bean.

Black Bear Bread Co. is named after the black bears that frequent the area behind the kitchen and many other places in Grayton Beach and Santa Rosa Beach. When they were testing sourdough starters early on, they soon discovered a bear was climbing into the dumpster and eating the starter! They thought it was the perfect name for the bakery and would pay homage to their furry neighbors that share appreciation for great sourdough.

They are open Monday – Saturday, 7am – 5pm and Sunday 8 am – 3pm. You can find details about their menu on their website –

Black Bear Bread Co’s social: @blackbearbreadco on Instagram, Black Bear Bread Co. on Facebook and @blackbear30a on Twitter.

Black Bear Bread Co. is located in The Shops of Grayton at 26 Logan Lane, Unit G, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459.

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Grayt Santa Pub Crawl

The GRAYT Santa Pub Crawl

Crawling For A Cause!

Join Amanda Abbott and other Nathan Abbott Team members this Saturday for a night of fun benefiting a great local organization! Whole Life Fitness and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Florida Panhandle Chapter are excited to announce their new partnership. In 2014 the owners of Whole Life Fitness organized The Inaugural GRAYT Santa Pub Crawl as a way to raise awareness and support for their adult sports leagues and aquatics programs. The physical benefits of exercise have long been established, but the benefits to your mental health can be just as vital. This year, the GRAYT Santa Pub Crawl benefits the Florida Panhandle Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – that is why this partnership makes a GRAYT team! The GRAYT Santa Pub Crawl Benefits not only a GRAYT cause but also allows for the growth of local youth and adult athletic programs in our area.

Grab your friends or meet new friends by spreading the holiday “SPIRITS” through Grayton Beach, Florida. The GRAYT Santa Pub Crawl hits all the best local bars that beautiful Grayton Beach has to offer. There is a limited amount of wristbands sold this year. Don’t get left out in the cold!

ONLY registered Santa crawlers will have entry access to bars, the prizes, live music, DJ’s, drinks and food and drink specials offered by each participating location.

Saturday, December 16, 2017 – 3 pm  |  Wristbands – $60  |  Click Here to Register – Whole Life Fitness website

GRAYT Santa Pub Crawl Wristbands Include

2:30PMHurricane Oyster Bar & Grill – Wristband check-in
1st StopThe Red Bar – Music by Quillespie, Free chicken finger and French fry buffet, $2 fireball shots
2nd StopThe Craft Bar – Music by Luke Langford, 1 free holiday cocktail, $5 Pub Crawl menu with food and drink specials
3rd StopAJ’s Grayton Beach – Music by The Mulligan Brothers, $5 Holly Punch, Free brats and teriyaki chicken skewers and shrimp kabobs with mango sauce
4th StopHurricane Oyster Bar & Grill – Music by DJ 30A, Free breakfast buffet and 1 Grinch cocktail
Food, drink and shot specials at each participating bar locations
FREE shuttle rides to each stop! Don’t drive…..CRAWL! Shuttles provided by 30A Party Bus
Keepsake photos
Costume contest prizes (Naughty or Nice?!)
LIVE MUSIC at every stop

This is not your average tacky sweater party. BIG Prizes will be given to The “Most Naughty Santa” and “Most Nice Santa”! Check in with their Facebook page for daily PRIZE updates. By golly it’s a jolly good time!
Costume judging and prize giving @ Craft Bar.
Suggestions: Reindeer, Presents, The Grinch, Cindy Lou, Mrs. Clause, Bad Santa, Cousin Eddie, The Abominable Snowman, Sexy Santa, Elves, Santa’s Helpers, Angels, Candy Canes or anything that reminds you of the holidays!

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123 Barton's Way, Grayton Beach, FL For Sale

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Spring Along the Emerald Coast – 4th Annual Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K Run

race logoWe are so excited to welcome Spring to the Emerald Coast. The weather is warming up and just in time for our Spring Break visitors. The beautiful thing about living in Northwest Florida is that we have the ability to comfortably spend time outdoors all year around. In fact, many of our charitable fundraisers such as walk-a-thons and marathons are held during our winter months. Just last month, our Listing Specialist, Amanda Abbott, entered into the 4th Annual Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K Run the weekend of February 26th-28th. The purpose of this event, hosted by Vera Bradley (who gave amazing gifts to each runner), was to raise money for the Seaside Neighborhood School and the Seacoast Collegiate High School. Just like any other school around, these Seaside Charter Schools experience funding cuts year after year. Fundraising events, as in the case of the Seaside Half Marathon, allow these schools to provide elective classes in gardening, music, art, technology, dance, yearbook, smaller math classes, and award winning robotics programs – to name a few.

tasteSponsored by many of our local businesses, this event was honored to welcome Chef Emeril Lagasse, along with Chef Jim Shirley, and Chef Jim Richard for a VIP reception, Taste of the Race, the Friday before the run.  Two of Emeril’s restaurants provided cuisine along with some of the Gulf Coast’s top chefs and restaurants. Live music was abundant along with wine and spirits. Saturday kept the momentum building with race preparations, more food, live music and a silent auction. The big event, the Half Marathon (13.1 miles!) started bright and early at 7 a.m. Sunday morning with the 5K run following at 7:25 a.m. A post-run party and another silent auction finished up the weekend. Congratulations, Amanda for supporting this great cause and good job finishing in just under 2 hours!

Living a healthier lifestyle is what we’re all about here in Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast. Just imagine waking up every morning to a walk on the beach, a quick surf ride, yoga facing the Gulf or Bay waters, or maybe a bit of paddle boarding before heading to work or wherever your day might take you. This lifestyle could be yours! Smart investors are realizing the value of buying real estate here as they see visitors flock to our beaches to take advantage of all we have to offer. Amazing properties in every price range are available all along the coast, click here to search. If you are interested in buying or selling real estate in the area, give the Nathan Abbott Team a call for up-to-date real estate information.

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