The Village of Baytowne Wharf hosted the largest crowd on record for the
22nd Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival during a weekend of food, fun for all.
DESTIN, FL, Feb. 23 /CNW/ - The 22nd Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival
served up winning recipes of Gumbo and Bloody Mary's at The Village of
Baytowne Wharf last weekend to a sold out crowd and more than 2,000
Organizers reported that this was the largest attendance on record for
this event. "The combination of the new and unique venue, great Gumbo
and beautiful weather helped the Sandestin Gumbo Festival exceed our
expectations," said Lanier Motes, event manager for The Village of
Gumbo from 16 participating local restaurants and businesses was tasted
In the restaurant category, "Critic's Choice" and "People's Choice"
first place honors went to 98 Bar-B-Que. Second place was awarded to
Pompano Joe's and third place to Buster's Oyster Bar and Grill.
Tops'l Beach and Racquet Resort received the top "Critic's Choice" award
for gumbo in the business category. Second place was awarded to the
Sandestin Residence Inn by Marriott and third to Soundside Club at
Attendees named "Another Broken Egg" with "Best Bloody Mary" and the
judging panel awarded them "Best Display."
Net proceeds will be donated to United Way of Okaloosa and Walton
For a first hand look at this year's Sandestin Gumbo Festival in the
Village of Baytowne Wharf visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx789XDVTIA
Based on the popularity of the Sandestin Gumbo Festival, Sandestin
invites guests to enjoy the success of other upcoming events including
the Mardi Gras Paw Parade on Sunday, March 6; the Village's Mardi Gras
Fat Tuesday Celebration on Tuesday, March 8, St. Paddy's Day Delight on
Thursday, March 18; Easter Explosion on Saturday, April 23; and the
nationally acclaimed Sandestin Wine Festival on April 28-May 1, all
held in the charming Village of Baytowne Wharf.
For reservation information or more information on Sandestin Golf and
Beach Resort, call 866-91-BEACH or visit www.sandestin.com.
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort was named the #1 resort on Florida's
Emerald Coast and provides the best in Destin vacation rentals. The
resort offers 2,400 acres and 30 charming neighborhoods featuring 1,400
villas, townhomes, beach condos and hotel accommodations. The resort
features more than seven miles of beaches and pristine bay front, four
championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming
pools, a 98-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, meeting space and
The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a pedestrian village with shopping,
dining and nightlife.
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Editor's note: Pictures available upon request.
SOURCE Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
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