March 2018 Blog Posts


Chef Spotlight: Scotty Schwartz

Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018

Scotty Schwartz, the owner and executive chef of 29 South in Jacksonville, Florida, always knew he loved cooking, but for years never considered it anything more than a hobby. As a child, he helped his mother in the kitchen and became passionate about what he could create. It wasn’t until he started studying psychology and Spanish literature at the University of Georgia, however, that he realized he could do more with his passion. Changing career plans...

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Vintner Spotlight: Todd Newman of Dakota Shy

Posted on Monday, March 12, 2018

Dakota Shy, currently located in the heart of Napa Valley at the base of Pritchard Hill, dates back to the 1850’s. With beautiful redwood and magnolia trees scattered throughout the estate and 1.2 acres of both Italian and Spanish olives (from which Dakota Shy presses their own oil), they are known for their stunning views and expansive history. Grapes are sourced from all over Napa Valley- from the valley floor AVA’s of Oakville, St. Helena, and Calistoga...

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Charity Spotlight: Boys & Girls Club

Posted on Monday, March 5, 2018

Originally founded in 1968, the Boys & Girls Club has dramatically grown and expanded over the years into the amazing organization it is today. With their drive and belief that every child has the potential to be great, they provide seven safe, positive neighborhood Clubs along the Emerald Coast with school and summer programs for children between the ages of 5 and 18 years old. With more than 700 kids registered during the school year and over 1,950 during...

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