Johnny Earles is back cooking in the kitchen

Published: Friday, June 14, 2013 at 09:12 AM.

Johnny Earles is back in the kitchen in the same Grayton Beach location as his former legendary Criolla’s Restaurant.

Earles closed Criolla's in 2008 after 22 years to pursue other interests. But he recently felt the tug of his first love calling out to him.

On May 9, Earles and wife Debbie opened the doors to their new venture: Grayton Bar & Grill (GBG).

Before closing Criolla's, Earles claimed the title of longest continuously open restaurant, and won many awards for the outstanding cuisine.

Those who remember Criolla's will find some of the original menu items, along with a lot of new dishes.

One of the popular returning items is a whole grilled red snapper a la Criolla.

Earles calls GBG's cuisine "modern deep-South cookin' " or fine casual.

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