The weekend kicked off last Thursday evening with the Walton County Chamber's Business After Hours at Marigny. Shaye Smith, Mike Ragsdale, Lanier Motes, and Jamie McIntosh were some who enjoyed.
On Friday morning I got a thrill. Alex Stasko and her boyfriend were here from
On Friday night, I enjoyed a delightful dinner — my first! — at The Bay. Jim Shirley and Mario McNally were perfect hosts in a beautiful setting. I went with Mario's recommendations: the Jon 2 Sushi roll and the Miso and Fig Grouper with Bay Ratatouille, both of which were over-the-top fab and perfectly paired with sauvignon blanc. The whole meal was memorable. But the tune I came home singing was "peanut-butter pie, peanut-butter pie; my oh my, peanut-butter pie," which is not to be missed. My group dined outside on the deck and got to see a beautiful rainbow appear in the sky over the bay. What an evening!
I saw William Schissler, Dana Jusselin, and John Stasko there. The experience was so pleasant that I returned on Tuesday and tried Chef Shirley's signature crab cakes laced with basil and mint and sake butter sauce, and his Thai-Mollys. The crab cakes had large chunks of crab and were lying on sliced green tomatoes. Yum! The Thai-Mollys were very intriguing. One tamale was red curry pork in coconut sauce, and the other was green curry chicken in coconut sauce. Wow! What an intrigue. Now, I must go back for the Point Washington Roll. So much food, so little time.
On Saturday, some friends went out fishing with Capt. Ted Missildine on his boat and brought back quite a number of snapper. Yum! There was enough for two meals. I hear that Ted was his usual entertaining self and a good host.
The Seagrove Garden Club executive committee and committee heads met at the home of President Rose Rogers last week to plan for the upcoming 2014-2015 year. Watch for the SGGC float in the
Congratulations go out to Kit Little and Josh DeGolier on their wedding at the Chautauqua Hall of Brotherhood in DeFuniak Springs last weekend. David Bludworth, Redd and Paul Vizard attended. Redd serenaded the couple at their reception.
Shaye Smith, Jamie McIntosh, Mike and Dana McIntosh were some of the many who checked the Blue Marlin Classic last weekend at Baytowne.
I hear the Saints' cheerleaders were at Sandestin recently.
Jason and Anna Comer and their children got a thrill when they met Carol Burnett at a restaurant in
Maurissa and Chris Smith went to Tahoe.
As did Ken Golden.
Debbie Weant went to
Chick and Cathy Huettel are back from
Rhonda and James Murray visited
Malcolm and Linda Patterson are welcoming family in for the 4th.
Congratulations to Steve and Joyce Sunday as they celebrated their 24th anniversary this week.
Chris and Maurissa Smith celebrated eight years of marriage this week.
Congratulations to Chris and Amanda Sause on the birth of Kelley, who made his appearance Monday morning.
The Provow family also welcomed a new family member: Kennedy.
Condolences go out to Shellie Arriaga in the recent loss of her mother.
Wish a "happy birthday" today to
On Saturday to Chef Gary Serafin, the TDC's Jim Bagby, and SWHS's Don Goodrum.
Sunday to Jessica Proffitt.
Monday to Jim Carter, Claire Bannerman, and Kevin Moran.
Tuesday to Jon Vice, Jamie McIntosh, Erica Pierce, and John Burke.
Thursday to Steve Brewer, and Joe Elmore.
And happy July 4th birthday wishes go out to Suzanne Boatright.
Deborah Wheeler is the arts and entertainment reporter for The Walton Sun. She may be reached at 654-8443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Her Party Line column appears weekly in The Sun. Contributions are encouraged via email.