Ann and George Hartley are as much of a part of the 30A scene as their trio of restaurants, George’s at Alys Beach, Seagrove Village Marketplace, and their newest venture, La Cocina. Transplants to the area (well, George anyway—Ann grew up nearby), the couple has embraced the 30A lifestyle with a home at Alys Beach and restaurants that have now become both local and vacation-goer favorites. Spread along the beach road, each restaurant offers a diverse taste of Southern and coastal cuisine. The vibe is flip-flop friendly, yet the menus vary from burgers and sandwiches to elegant, gourmet presentations. Go ahead and make your reservation. And try out a few of their favorites in the meantime.
George Hartley’s Famous Frozen Margaritas
1 can limeade
1 can tequila (Sauza gold preferably)
1/2 can cointreau
Juice of 1 lime
Ice to fill up blender
Whirl and serve!
TIP: At La Cocina, we make frozen margaritas, then add a touch of our Housemade Sangria. We call it our La Corita. Everyone raves about it!
Cathy Still Johnson