First let me say that I am sorry for missing Friday’s Daily Rundown. I was up until 12:30am editing a video and although I tried to get up and start the newsletter a few hours later…I just couldn’t make it happen! But I do thank everyone who texted and emailed wondering where it was! Y'all the real MVP!
Have you ever been to Papa Joe’s Hideaway in Fort Walton Beach? It’s tucked away on Perry Avenue directly across from Robinson’s Cruse Thru and if you aren’t careful…you’ll drive right by it!
For years they had their sign by the road to read, “Best wings in town!”. That’s a pretty bold statement considering that Buffalo’s Reef holds a special place in my heart. (In fact, it doesn’t matter what kind of family event we have, my brother suggests that The Reef caters it every time!)
But a few years back I was at a client’s office filming and they had just ordered in some wings. I tried them…and the wings were amazing.
Papa Joe’s Hideaway is a local favorite. It’s small. It’s not fancy. There are pool tables…and of course, the bar. It’s a place that locals go to escape the tourists and owner Pat Dougherty knows this and appreciates it. She has no plans of promoting to the tourists.
But Papa’s Eatery…that’s a different story!
Opened right next door, Papa’s Eatery offers an expanded menu and a family-friendly environment. When I asked her why she opened up Papa’s Eatery she said that too many customers were wanting to come eat wings but that because the Hideaway is a bar, it’s not the best environment for kids. So in order to accommodate her customers, she opened up the Eatery!
On this week’s “Experience with ResortQuest” series, Pat gives a walkthrough of the Hideaway and Eatery in Fort Walton Beach!
Have you ever had their wings?