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    Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits Honored with 2017 Golden Spoon Award

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    MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 1, 2017) – Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits, located in The Market Shops at the entrance of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, was recently recognized as one of Florida’s best places to dine with “Florida Trend’s” Golden Spoon award. The annual winners appear in the 50th Anniversary Golden Spoon special section in the December issue of “Florida Trend” magazine.

    One of Destin’s top award-winning restaurants since 2002, Bijoux embodies coastal cuisine with a New Orleans flair.  Open for dinner seven nights a week, Bijoux owners Leslie and Jack McGuckin, feature the freshest Gulf seafood, prime steaks and an extensive, award-winning wine list. The stylish bar and intimate lounge area features a nightly (5-7 p.m.) happy hour menu featuring delectable bites, wine, specialty martinis and craft cocktails. Award-winning Executive Chef/Owner Jack McGuckin and team curate seasonal menus that feature the highest quality ingredients sourced both locally and regionally.

    For the past 50 years, “Florida Trend” has provided readers with a guide to the state’s finest restaurants, celebrating the diversity of dining opportunities from coast to coast. The Golden Spoon awards recognize individual achievement and distinctive contributions to the Florida restaurant scene.   “Dining out is a major activity for Florida citizens and our 110 million annual visitors,” says “Florida Trend” Publisher, Andy Corty. “We are pleased to recognize the leaders.”

    Reservations are suggested by calling 850-622-0760 or online via the Bijoux website www.BijouxDestin.com or through the free OpenTable smartphone app. Bijoux is located in the Market Shops at the entrance of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, on the south side of U.S. Hwy 98 at 9375 Emerald Coast Parkway W, (US Hwy 98) Ste 22, Miramar Beach, FL 32550.

     About Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits:

    Bijoux is a full service fine dining restaurant located in The Market Shops located at the entrance to Sandestin Gold and Beach Resort. Open for dinner seven nights a week, Award-winning Executive Chef Jack McGuckin and his team curate the freshest Gulf seafood, finest prime steaks, and an extensive, award-winning wine list. The intimate Bijoux lounge features a full bar complete with a large selection of wine, specialty martinis and craft cocktails. One of Destin’s top award-winning restaurants since 2002, Bijoux embodies “coastal cuisine with a New Orleans flair.” The main dining room can accommodate up to 120 guests, accompanied by an outdoor courtyard that comfortably seats 70, as well as multiple options for private dining for your party or event.

    About Florida Trend

    Florida Trend is an award-winning business magazine read by 250,000 senior business executives, civic leaders and government officials each month. Delivered via print, tablet, mobile and e-mail newsletter, Florida Trend covers business news, executives, industry analysis, regional news round-ups and executive lifestyle. Special features focus on travel, restaurants, innovation, research and technology, personal finance, law and small business. FloridaTrend.com attracts 110,000 unique visitors. Daily e-newsletter reaches 47,000 subscribers.  For more information, please visit www.FloridaTrend.com

     

     

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    Walton Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours

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    Join us for the November Walton Area Chamber of Commerce business after hours at The Market Shops! From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on November 16th, enjoy networking, light bites, drinks, and more. This event is free for Chamber members, and only $10 for prospective members. To register, click here: http://bit.ly/NovemberBAH2017

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    Paint & Pour Art Workshops

    Local ​a​rtists​,​ Sarah Stewart and Polli Youngbeck​,​ will host Paint & Pour Art Workshops beginning August 21, 2017, Monday - Friday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Market Shops.

    The acclaimed South Walton artists are offering casual classes covering acrylic techniques, thick medium, abstract painting, resin and glass, mixed media and drawing. Classes will take place ​Monday - Friday, and the subject of each class is dependent on attendees interest. The ​two​-hour class will include wine and light bites. Cost to participate varies dependent on the technique​ and size of artwork preferred​. Individuals and groups of all sizes are welcome. Those interested in attending must reserve their space prior to the class.

    Reservations can be made by calling Sarah at (850) 525-4800 or Polli at (850) 502-0870.

    Polli and Sarah

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    The Market Shops 3rd Annual Bloody Mary Festival

    The Market Shops will host the 3rd Annual Bloody Mary Festival benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Walton County on Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 11 am to 2 pm.

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    This year's festival welcomes many favorite restaurants, bars and culinary artists from around South Walton and Destin.

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    The much anticipated event will feature Bloody Mary's with Cathead Vodka from the area's top restaurants, craft beer from Grayton Beer Company, memories captured by Epic Photo Co., bubbly bar, local eats, live music by Luke Langford Band and more!

    Guests will pay $40 in advance, or $50 at the door and $100 VIP tickets, per person for entry and will enjoy 3 hours of unlimited tastes of up to 25 of the Emerald Coast’s most creative and innovative Bloody Marys, made and served by the finest restaurants and bars on the Panhandle. VIP tickets that include valet parking exclusive entry will be available for $100. Guests will also enjoy local food tastes, a commemorative signature cup, Mimosa Bar, live music, special shopping options from the merchants of The Market Shops, and ONE vote for the People’s Choice Award for the Best Bloody Mary in South Walton. We are anticipating 700 to 1,000 guests who all must be 21+ in age.

    Judging for first place Bloody Mary will be made by a panel of select food critics and local celebrities. Bloody Marys will be judged on most delicious and most creative. There will also be a highly coveted People’s Choice Award.

    We are proud to announce proceeds from The Market Shops Bloody Mary Festival will benefit Habitat for Humanity Walton County. Habitat for Humanity—Walton County partners with people in the community to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With your support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families.
    Click here for tickets: http://bit.ly/TMSBloodyMaryFest2017

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    The Market Shops to Host OneBlood Drive July 27

    Following the success of their first ever OneBlood Drive, The Market Shops will host their second drive on Thursday, July 27, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    TMS 7.27.17 OneBloodDrive

    The OneBlood Big Red Bus® will be parked in The Market Shops parking lot, adjacent to Highway 98. OneBlood is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community asset responsible for providing safe, available and affordable blood. Generally healthy people ages 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Photo ID is required. All donors receive a wellness checkup of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, including cholesterol screening, plus a OneBlood Tervis Tumbler.

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    One in three people will need blood in their lifetime. Blood that is donated on July 27 will likely be transfused within two to three days. The turn-around is that fast, the need is constant. Many potential blood donors believe that they cannot donate blood due to medical or other reasons. If you are curious if you are a candidate for donation or to learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type, visit oneblood.org.

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