Crust Artisan Bakery to participate in Taste of the Race

By February 5, 2015Seaside Blog

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I still remember all the excitement about town when Crust Artisan Bakery opened. From day one, people raved over this new restaurant. South Walton Residents Mark and Kim Fressell succeeded at creating great buzz, and more importantly, delivered even better food in a charming atmosphere. How can you not love a restaurant/bakery serving up wood-fired pizzas and traditional Italian food, including pastries and pastas using family recipes handed down many generations? Magnifico!

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What to order? Oh the choices!

  • A plethora of pizzas including a traditional Margarita and Fungi (mushroom) pizza, to a Marinara pizza with no cheese, to a delicious Meatball pizza with ricotta, pesto, and meatballs.
  • Amazing sandwiches like a salami sandwich with eggplant and salami served on crust baguette as well as a grilled veggie sandwich with fresh mozzarella.
  • Salads include a Mixed green salad, Arugula salad with toasted walnuts, Tomato Caprese, and a Veggie Caprese.
  • Moving onto dinner…Lamb lollipops, Mussels, Calamari appetizer, and Lobster Fra Diablo, Shrimp Scampi, and an amazing Grouper dish with a lemon beurre blanc.

Crust is known for creating amazing meatballs and I am looking forward to enjoying their meatballs, riceballs, and eggplant parm at Taste of the Race.  I’d love to get my hands on these secret family recipes! I hope to see your smiling (and hungry) faces there.


If you are visiting or a local and looking for 30A events in February, this is an event you don’t want to miss! To purchase tickets to “Taste of the Race,” and have the opportunity to meet Emeril Lagasse, please visit  This event will sell out, so plan ahead and purchase tickets today.

Author: Laura Porter