Emerald Coast's Best of 2014
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The fall season always tends to bring out our sentimental side. The artful mix of plump pumpkins, trees adorned in beautifully rusted golden hues, lingering family dinners and ever-shortening breezy days that melt into brisk nights encourages us to take note of the things that truly matter. And a few things that make the whole year go round, too.
For example, where one can find the very best Italian restaurant in town, or get the car repaired by fair and honest folks. Or, when good ol’ Spot eats something he ought not to have, which veterinarian has the best reputation. Or where the most flavorful Bloody Mary can be found.
Or pizza. Or the best acupuncturist. Or …
Actually, once we started thinking about it, our must-love list is pretty extensive. This year, we counted 141 things that we were oh so thankful for.
So we turned to you, because no one knows the EC like our readers. Without a doubt, you are the heart and soul of this region, which is exactly why, year after year, we leave the judging of the best of our best to you. And you certainly haven’t failed us yet! This year, just like the past 13, you have earnestly scrutinized the contenders and mailed in your ballots with your beloved top picks.
Well, ladies and gents, the results are in. Beginning on this very page you’ll find everything you need to know in order to best navigate your way through this beautiful stretch of coast for another year. Be sure to congratulate your neighbors on their victories — with all the amazing bits and pieces, people and places that make up our region, it’s a wonder how you ever decided at all.
And don’t forget to come out and celebrate your Best of the Emerald Coast 2014 winners on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin in true EC fashion. Isn’t it about time for all of us to get together again, anyway? We would love to see you there.
We congratulate all of the 2014 winners of The Best of the Emerald Coast and thank them for making our region the best destination ever.