The word seaside alone, awakens a sense of relaxation and conjures up thoughts of excitement, pleasure and magnificent beauty. This place on 30A, is no exception. With beaches all along the 18.5 miles of scenic 30A, Seaside is one of my favorite spots. The kids are thrilled to run free in the large open grassy field beneath the amphitheater and a freshly squeezed lemonade from Modica Market brings a smile to little faces. This beach community seems to be another world. Among the gorgeous beach homes and unique shops, you’ll find breath-taking beaches and of course, incredible up-scale restaurants. Tender lobster rolls, shrimp and smoked gouda grits, pizzas from Bud & Alley’s, loaded with fresh ingredients like arugula, fresh mozzarella, pancetta, swiss chard, honey, basil and Pecorino…oh my! I haven’t even mentioned the stone crab claws you can savor while watching the sunset atop the Bud & Alley’s fine-dining restaurant. These guys sell the BEST Kombucha I’ve ever tasted. Nothing you buy in the store compares to this. Stop in to their place adjoining Mr. Surf’s surf shop on the beach for an amazing cafe mocha with black salt and an açaí bowl. Or try my personal favorite, the avocado toast! The Best Thing on Sliced Bread Since Sliced Bread We topped our day off with a lovely lunch at Chiringo, Grayton Beach. I ran six miles at 4:30 that morning so, I admit it…I ate a cheeseburger. Yep! It was divine! With bright slices of tomatoes, caramelized onions and plantains as a side, this was a treat! *something you may not know: microgreens are seedlings of vegetables and herbs harvested less than 14 days after germination. Researchers have shown microgreens to be 4-40 fold more compact with nutrients than their full-grown fellows. Packed with vitamins C, E and beta-carotene, they are a must-try addition to salads, atop grilled fish and compliment to burgers or chicken salad sandwiches. Here’s a bit: there is more potassium in 1/2 cup of cooked squash than in 1 medium sized banana!