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Shrimp & Grits Festival - Destin

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February 27, 2021 - On the Harbor, behind Brotula's

This past Saturday, February 27, the 2nd Annual Shrimp & Grits Destin took place on the Destin Harbor. Over 63,000 shrimp and 3,000 pounds of heirloom grits later... The event partnered with Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast raised over $20,000 and was sold out in 30 minutes. Looking like 2022 will be an even bigger event!

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The mission is an important goal for locals. Community Food Festival is to raise public awareness and financial support to end children’s food insecurity and other children’s issues. By supporting local food banks, and providing financial assistance to children’s programs and local pantries we will help those who cannot help themselves.

The participants included:

1) Brotula's Seafood House & Steamer

2) Sunset Bay Cafe

3) Rhumcay Harborwalk Destn

4) Harry T's Lighthouse

5) Knife's Edge Private Chef and Catering

6) 790 On The Gulf

7) AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar

8) Lulu's Destin

9) Old Florida Fish House

10) The Grub Slinger LLC

11) Boathouse Oyster Bar

Friends who helped & Sponsored:

1) Bayou Cora Farms

2) Cheney Brothers, Inc, Headquarters

3) Whiteclaw

4) Rum Haven

5) New Amsterdam Vodka

6) Idyll Hounds Brewing Company

7) Tequila Corralejo

8) Imperial Dade

9) Setco Services

10) Publix

11) Florida Blue

12) Henderson Park Inn

13) The Henderson Resort

At the end of the day, the real winners are the kids!

But in other categories, we have some amazing restaurants that pulled out all the stops!


Best overall: Knife's Edge Private Chef and Catering

Best grits: Sunset Bay Cafe

Most creative: The Grub Slinger LLC

People’s Choice:

1st: AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar

2nd: Sunset Bay Cafe

3rd: The Grub Slinger LLC

Thanks again to everyone who came out and supported this event!!

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