Airstream Row in Seaside
While food trucks are anything but new, Seaside joins the popular urban trend with classic silver Airstream trailers offering a variety of fare. Illustriously known as “Airstream Row”, the grouping of food trucks are at the center of Seaside directly on Scenic Highway 30-A. Airstream trailers are as much a part of the landscape and style of Seaside as any of the other elements.
When Seaside began development, many of the owners building homes stayed in Airstream trailers (aka land yachts) awaiting completion. Starting out as a necessity for housing, the airstreams are still a staple of Seaside and the 30A restaurant community today. Right when you enter Seaside, you will surely notice the line of charming airstreams that now encompass independent food vendors featuring anything from ice cream to organic juices or the perfect grilled cheese.
While Seaside’s “Airstream Row” is catchy, fun and cool to visit for the novelty alone – obviously THE most important thing about the trailer is the food! And that is what locals and tourists alike will remember and go back for time and time again. The Airstream restaurants in Seaside are unique in style and cuisine making them stand out among the other more traditional dining establishments. There are great benefits to owning and operating an Airstream trailer food truck. Chefs can have more creative control and often inventory maintenance managing a food truck. They are entrepreneurial, nimble, and flexible – changing menus on the fly!
“Airstream Row” includes:
- Frost Bites – Hawaiian shaved ice, homemade frozen custard, fresh squeezed lemonade and cold drinks.
- Barefoot BBQ -Specializing in beachside BBQ in retro, tiki-style atmosphere. Meat is hormone, steroid & antibiotic-free.
- The Meltdown on 30A – Everyone loves a traditional grill cheese sandwich! Now you can also try specialty. Serving traditional and specialty grilled cheese sandwiches.
- Wild Bill’s Beach Dogs – Best hot dogs on the beach! No antibiotics, hormones, nitrates, filler or junk.
- Raw & Juicy – Organic juices & smoothies, raw food and homemade organic snacks like specialty granola, macaroons, kale chips and more.
Be sure to stop by and checkout the airstreams everyone if raving about!
Here is photo of Amanda Abbott enjoying her delicious Raw & Juicy fresh juice on a lovely summer day in Seaside.
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We 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.
Sponsored 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.
Do you know where the name “Emerald Coast” came from? In 1983, according to the Northwest Florida Daily News, the term “Emerald Coast” was submitted by a junior high school student who won $50 in a contest to come up with a new slogan for the area. Since then, the term has been used in reference to the coastline from Pensacola Beach to Panama City Beach. The “Emerald” color of our Gulf waters are due to the lack of sediment run off, usually found around rivers and lakes which causes more of a brownish look, along with the algae (not harmful) we do have that the sun reflects off of. Spend a day at the beach enjoying our Emerald waters and you’ll feel like you just found that pot-of-gold at the end of the rainbow! Click here to search for your Emerald Coast dream home today!
We hope that you were all able to get out and enjoy the sunshine this past weekend. Several of us from The Nathan Abbott Team ventured out along 30A to enjoy the Songwriters Festival. Our personal favorites? The Ousley Band at Pandora’s, Reed Waddle, Jerry Douglas’ surprise visit to The Red Bar, and all afternoon at Gulf Place on Sunday – Robert Randolph and the Family Band was incredible! We are already looking forward to next year.
The Gulf Coast of Florida has graced us with some incredible sunsets this fall and winter. Any local can tell you that the best time of year on the Gulf Coast is the fall. The weather is perfect with the sun shining and a crisp breeze, the water is still warm enough to swim in, the beaches are serene and less crowded, and the sunsets truly take your breath away. The whispy clouds are painted with hues of yellow, orange, purple, and even pink, and the Gulf of Mexico tends to be a mirrored image of the colored sky. The sunsets are equally as stunning on our lakes. First, the massive sun slowly merges down the horizon line beaming bright, and next, the sky is enhanced with all of the deeply saturated colors. I have never been able to explain why the sunsets are substantially more breathtaking in the fall and winter than any other time of the year, but it simply has to be something in the air! We encourage you to come on down and visit the Destin area next fall or winter and experience it first hand. You will not be disappointed. Also, don’t forget that we can get you a discount on your stay with our ResortQuest referral code!
Photo Location & Credit: 1. (top photo) Stewart Lake, Seascape, Miramar Beach, FL, photo by Amanda Abbott; 2. (left square) Gulf of Mexico, Miramar Beach, FL, photo by Chef Phil McDonald of Table Five Private Chef + Catering, www.tablefivechef.com; 3. (right square) Gulf of Mexico, sunset view from Grand Dunes Condominium – North Tower #2050, Miramar Beach, FL, photo by Jason Sgobba of Photographer 850, www.photographer850.com; 4. (bottom left) Sunset view from Bud N’ Alleys Restaurant, Seaside, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, photo by Amanda Abbott; 5. (bottom middle) Gulf of Mexico, Destin, FL, photo by Sylvia Ignas; 6. (bottom right) Western Lake, Scenic Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, photo by Amanda Abbott.