The Thirty-A Review March 2020

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Fly the Friendly Skies at 723 Whiskey Bravo b y Te s s F a r m e r

A staple on 30-A for over eight years now, 723 Whiskey Bravo has been serving up perfect sunset views along with classic coastal cuisine to visitors and locals alike. Atlanta natives and entrepreneurs Skip and Victoria Moore opened Whiskey Bravo in the spring of 2012 after deciding they would venture into the restaurant business in the beach community that had become such a big part of their lives. “Our vision for Whiskey Bravo was to be a tribute to neighborhood gathering places everywhere and we couldn’t be more excited about the direction it’s taken,” says Victoria Moore. “Friends and memories have been made here. Our community has rallied for important causes, gathered for celebrations, and have made a difference in the success of numerous local charities, which has made the experience so wonderful for us.” The hot spot offers comfortable lounge seating on a rooftop deck as well as a diverse, new menu featuring such items as the whole roasted yellowtail snapper, seafood nachos, and classics like shrimp and grits and specialty burgers. It’s the type of unique restaurant

Whole Roasted Yellowtail Snapper

Good food feeds the soul, and it was important to us to pour our hearts and souls into the restaurant.

and Rosemary Beach resident Hilda McDonald. It’s these personal gestures that make Whiskey Bravo feel familiar to first-time guests while also adding a newness for those returning for the hundredth time. Cool drinks and ocean breezes, casual attire and friendly conversation, and a classic coastal menu make Whiskey Bravo a favorite for everyone, with many out- of-towners returning year after year to claim their favorite seat on the roof, (one of the few rooftop decks on 30-A), that offers spectacular sunset views from the bar and comfortable lounge seating. Whiskey Bravo is also a popular spot to watch sporting events, with two separate bars and seventeen televisions throughout so guests never miss a moment. Customer favorite menu items include the fresh local grouper (with truffled corn, spinach, and quinoa), the popular fried mac and cheese bites, a twist on the traditional hamburger, and the classic “Victoria” salad: fresh greens with Fuji apples, cranberry, goat cheese, spiced almonds, and champagne vinaigrette topped with a sirloin beef patty. The menu also includes several gluten-free and vegetarian options, and sources only the freshest local seafood and produce. “It’s important to us to offer a full experience for our guests: great atmosphere, great service, and great food,” adds Victoria. “We look forward to bringing that to our friends on 30-A for many years to come.” 723 Whiskey Bravo is located at 3031 East County Highway 30A and is open seven days a week from 5 to 10 p.m. Same day reservations can be made by calling (850) 213-0015. The restaurant also offers a complimentary ride service via the Bravo Bus, which can be reached by calling or texting (850) 687-7560.

experience that offers something for everyone: from memory-making family gatherings to cozy romantic evenings spent by the warm glow of fire pit tables. Whiskey Bravo’s thoughtful beginnings have grown to become a locals’ favorite and a must-dine for visiting tourists. It has lived up to that ideal as the traditional neighborhood gathering place, welcoming all their guests to relax, enjoy, and live by the restaurant’s motto of ‘Cool. Casual. Coastal.’ “Good food feeds the soul, and it was important to us to pour our hearts and souls into the restaurant, even with the name holding a special meaning for our family,”

Victoria and Skip Moore with Hilda McDonald

Photos courtesy of 723 Whiskey Bravo

says Moore. 723 Whiskey Bravo is a nod to their wedding anniversary, July 23, and the tail number on the couple’s Cirrus SR22 airplane, with Whiskey Bravo being their favorite letters from the aviation alphabet. Skip has his pilot license and they travel between Atlanta and 30-A on their plane, making the trip in just over an hour which keeps them closely connected. There are also several touches throughout the restaurant that represent their love of aviation, like the vibrant plane on a wall on the rooftop painted by local artist Andy Saczynski. It’s these gestures in and around Whiskey Bravo that lend the idea that, for the Moores, it’s not just business, it’s personal.

Skip and Victoria also recognize the importance of evolution and variety in the guest experience. “You’re either growing or you’re crashing, and you have to keep it fresh, vibrant, and creative to keep climbing,” says Skip Moore. The couple have listened to what guests value in their experience, as well as customer favorites, like the return of the popular ‘5 for 15,’ which offers five favorite menu items for $15 each from 5 to 6 p.m. each day. In fact, the restaurant has gained such a following and is so well-loved by its patrons, it even has earned lifelong fans who have their own dish on the menu. “The Hilda,” a mouth-watering chicken pot pie with golden pastry puff, is a new addition and honors long-time guest

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