Two New Restaurants Open in Destin!


At Ruby Slipper, you can brunch all day. It offers a vibrant and inviting atmosphere for locals and visitors New Orleans style, with a menu that features inspired and playful twists on traditional Southern brunch favorites, including eggs benedict, beignets, bananas foster, pain perdu and white chocolate bread pudding pancakes, as well as eye-opening cocktails. Bloody marys, anyone? Oh, and the mouth-watering, southern-style biscuits! Destin Life publisher Lori Smith and Destin Life writer and To Do In Destin’s Cali Hlavac, were recently caught making some of their own at Ruby Slipper, which, to their surprise, was a lot of fun. Don’t worry – no secret ingredients were divulged. Ruby Slipper celebrated its Destin grand opening in May with a ribbon-cutting and event and a brunch event, which raised $10,000 for Food For Thought.

Soleil is open in The Inn at Crystal Beach, Destin. The stunning views from the beachfront patio, bar and dining room add to the warm, upscale atmosphere. Proprietors Bart and Micah Begley opened Soleil in May, just in time for summer. The new beachfront dining experience is led by celebrity chef and sommelier Chef Michael Sichel. Chef Sichel is passionate about his work and it shows, not only when speaking to him, but in every dish he and his team prepare. The setting of the sun, sand and sea are reflected in all of the creations they offer. The menu boasts dishes you won’t find anywhere else.