PARTYLINE: Last week was another big one in South Walton

Published: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 05:30 PM.

Congratulations to Vin'tij, Stinky's, The Red Bar, V Seagrove, and Cafe Thirty-A for being recognized as "Destin's Best Restaurants" by The Travel Channel. Now, if the Travel Channel writer just knew where she was!

Matt Wise has reason to brag. In the 17 and Under Elite division for the 2013 Paddleboard race season, he took first place at the Hennessey WPA World Championships in Las Vegas, the Orange Bowl Paddle Championship in Miami, and the Carolina Cup SUP Race in Wrightsville Beach. Wise also marked his third consecutive division first place finish in the Florida State Paddleboard Championship in Cocoa Beach and second victory in the East Coast Paddleboard Championship in Daytona Beach. He qualified and competed in both the 2013 Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle elite technical race and elite distance race in Dana Point.

Congratulations to architect Braulio Casas for winning the Addison Mizner Award.

Mike Huckabee proudly announced a miracle that arrived last Wednesday — his new grandson, William Huckabee Sanders, who will be called “Huck.” He weighed in at 7 pounds, 9 ounces. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Chef Gio and Jennifer Filippone on their wedding last weekend on the beach behind The Vue.

Our own Bad Byron's Butt Rub is now in stores in Black Diamond, Wash.

Vickie and Ray Dollar celebrated their 15th anniversary last week, and Johnny and Debbie Earles celebrated 26 years.

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