Florida's Historic Coast Travel Planner 2018 - Page 8

Salt Life Food Shack New & Notable Think this destination is all about history? Think again! There’s so much new to see and do. You’ll find yourself surprised! New and Notable All Along Florida’s Historic Coast Live music has been a regular part of the nightlife scene on Florida’s Historic Coast for years, but now with the explosion in talent and artistry of performers and songwriters, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre opened the Front Porch concert space to add more performances to the schedule. The new Ponte Vedra Concert Hall has attracted national and international acts including comedians, making for a full year-long entertainment schedule. The Sing Out Loud Festival of Music off ers hundreds of free concerts over several weekends in September. Even attractions that present history during the day now open at night for free concerts on weekends. A Variety of Tastes Along with the destination’s already popular dining scene and its mainstay fresh seafood, entrepreneurs are opening new restaurants with eclectic menus featuring Peruvian, Polish, Greek, rustic Italian, vegan and 6 vegetarian, and creative dishes served up with traditional Florida Southern hospitality. Craft beer and creative cocktails abound. Dog Rose Brewing recently joined the scene along with Ancient City Brewing’s new tap room. Specialized cocktails are served up at new bars such as Odd Birds and Prohibition Kitchen. The St. Augustine Distillery and the Florida Citrus Council collaborated to create the A1A Cocktail Trail where at each stop, the master mixologists at restaurants and bars serve up an all-Florida specialty cocktail using fresh Florida citrus paired with St. Augustine Distillery spirits. Responsible imbibers bring their completed trail passport to the St. Augustine Distillery for A1A Cocktail Trail gear. Blue Water Adventures Salt Life Food Shack is the newest eatery on St. Augustine Beach. With its expansive deck, raw bar, sushi menu and extensive craft beer selection, this fun and funky restaurant delivers great food along with live music. The Jewel of the Northeast Shore Ponte Vedra Beach is known as a traditional, quiet beachside town where the accommodations are luxurious, golf Even More Music & Entertainment