Grand Boulevard welcomes Travinia Italian Kitchen

Published: Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 12:36 PM.

Grand Boulevard has welcomed a new restaurant to its fold — Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar — a place that is proving to be a destination for locals to meet up.

Located next door to the new Boulevard 10 Cinema and on the main street of the popular Grand Boulevard shopping district, its location could not be more strategically placed.

Jason Justak is the restaurant's operating partner and has only been with the company for three months.

Originally from Indiana , he spent the last five years working at an Italian restaurant in Las Vegas . When he and his wife welcomed a baby girl into their family, they wanted to move somewhere more wholesome and came across the company post about this position at a new restaurant in Destin. They came out in the fall and fell in love with the area.

"This is a great place to raise a child," said Justak. "We are enjoying the community and beaches. We love it. It's beautiful here, even when it rains, it's beautiful. We have met so many nice people. This is a great new beginning for us."

Travinia is a relatively young company started in 2002 and based Greenville , S.C. , created by friends who shared a passion for wine and had an idea to open restaurant and pair great food with wine.

Travinia means three vines, said Justak. The restaurant's three vines are food, wine, and friendship.

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