John Wehner’s Village Door is known in the area for it’s live music and night club, but the venue is focusing more on their menu with their new location in Seascape Towne Centre.
“The easiest way to describe us is we are a live entertainment venue and restaurant offering comfort food, seafood, burgers and tacos – we touch base on everything,” said general manager Tory Clinton. “We still have our night club on Friday and Saturday nights until 2 a.m. but we are just trying to push great quality food and live entertainment.”
To get a serious edge on the food front, Village Door hired head chef Jarred Snyder, who has an extensive culinary repertoire.
“I started cooking at the age of 3 because my dad and grandfather owned a catering company,” Snyder said. “I graduated culinary school in 2002 and then trained under Gerhard Brill at Commander’s Palace in New Orleans.”
Snyder said his main focus in the kitchen is to get the freshest ingredients possible and support the local economy.
“It’s something I’ve always tried to do,” Snyder said of locally-sourced food. “We get the freshest ingredients we can from local farms such as Coastal Blue. As for the meat, we are working with charter captains who have seafood product licenses and we get everything we can from a 150-mile radius. I just think that if we produce amazing food with local ingredients, locals will have a job all year long.”
With a dining room that can seat 400 people, five bars, two full-sound stages and 40 televisions, Clinton said that The Village Door at Seascape is ready to entertain on a large scale.
“We have state-of-the-art lighting and full sound on both our indoor and outdoor stage,” said Clinton. “We pride ourselves in having live music every day.”
Clinton added that the restaurant opened Memorial Day weekend and is still tweaking its menu. Soon The Village Door will offer online ordering and a food delivery service, as well as their full menu available until the wee hours of the morning.
“The Village Door at Seascape is the same great concept (as Baytowne), just in a different building,” Clinton said
The Village Door at Seascape is located at 60 Seascape Drive #101 in Miramar Beach. For more information visit thevillagedoor.com/ or call 850-610-8464.