Johnny Earles is back cooking in the kitchen

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

There are plans to hang a collage of old photos of Grayton Beach.

"Everything here has a story to tell," said Earles. "Debbie grew up in Grayton and a lot of this was her vision. Our vision is to bring back memories of old Grayton."

Family groups are easily accommodated in one of four dining areas or with friends at the bar, offering something for everyone on the menu. The bar of deadhead cypress is from Bruce in rural northern Walton County.

At the bar, a light-hearted attitude was taken in the creation of signature cocktails. Two of the most popular are Pom Pom’s Butt Fan and the Clooney Rita.

There is a list of 120 wines, eight different beers on tap, and 10 different bottled beers.

On the menu you will find Johnny’s barbecue shrimp with soufflé cornbread (sometimes made with blue cornmeal) or heritage pork belly sliders with cane chile jam as appetizers; heirloom greens and tomatoes with basil buttermilk dressing as one of the salads (with the option of topping it with lemon grilled grouper or butter braised chicken breast); and pan-fried triggerfish with black-eyed pea risotto, or spinalis maximus (prime ribeye cap) with ramps as main course offerings, as well as a variety of sides.

Appetizers range from $10 to $15.

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