Monday, September 5, 2011

Monday Colors..Exploring Hiway 30-A

Knowing my adventuresome nature and love of art and photography,
My BFF Margo sent me this article of a place she had recently discovered. 
She decided we'll be stopping in when I'm next home..

what are the hours?

Generally  it's 7am-7pm winter and 7am-9pm in summer.
The bar opens at 5pm til whenever..
But the best reason to visit Santa Rosa is to stop by and visit my friend, Sally. 
Sally is a transplanted Yankee who moved down here about 15 years ago after a divorce, 
with her two teenage kids. She opened a store that goes by the tongue in cheek title of 
Sally's By The Seastore. 
Sallys' store is unique;
 it's really a combination store, restaurant and bar and the locals adore her. 
I found this brief review of her place from a site called 'Coastal Classics.'
Sally’s by the Sea Store

Just a couple of miles west of Coastal Classic 
in the beach community of Blue Mountain Beach 
is Sally’s by the Sea Store. Aside from gasoline and small grocery items 
that you may have forgotten to get when you were at Publix or Winn Dixie
Sally has the best breakfast sandwich menu on the our end of Hwy 30-A
 If you get up early and are hungry before your crowd rises to prepare breakfast, 
drive, bike or walk to Sally’s for a great breakfast biscuit..

 (egg, cheese, sausage, bacon, ham, croissants, etc.) 
and a good cup of coffee
Depending on the season, Sally usually barbecues on Friday night 
and serves great pork barbecue on Saturday..
This article failed to mention Sally's bar with the singing bartender.

This bartender lady takes song requests several evenings a week ..
and belts out a song while she pours your drink.
Let me tell you, the place is packed on those nights!
the writer of that little blurb shouldn't have failed to at least give her an honorable 
mention; the locals love that singing bartender!
Redd The Singing Bartender:Click on Redd to be directed to her playlist.
 Sally is an earthy, always smiling, energetic naturally pretty lady ,
even sans as much as a touch of makeup. 
And she is my friend. The decor of her business can only be described as festive. 
Here are some photos of her place, to give you an idea of what I mean:
EVERYTHING on the outside is yellow, blue and red.

These are functional hurricane shutters !!!
just in case one of those belligerent off coast nasty visitors rolls in to reek havoc!!!
Sally's window treatments. Even I couldn't kill those plants!

Sally supports local artists and they support her. 

The artist who painted this sign also does block screen shirts for Sally. 
Sally told me an interesting story about her. 
Apparently, this artist lady moved down here and married a local chef ..
who had quite a following due to his culinary capabilities. 
The only problem, he hated cooking! 
After a few years of marriage and watching the joy his wife derived from her art,
he decided to chuck the chef business and turn to art himself. He did quite well. 
But, alas, the marriage could not survive the competition between the two, 
and they each took their own easels and parted.

Sally told me this over some COG.

This is the nickname for Sally's coffee,better Known locally as a Cup Of Gossip..COG!

Speaking of coffee, I feel a cup of cog calling my name, so I am off to imbibe. 

Should  you find yourself down by Blue Mountain Beach, stop in to see Sally ..
and tell her I sent you.
She'll give you a cog and a smile that will make your day.!



Sally's bar is located at the back of her store. 
It's called 'Sally's Backside' and when Redd is bartending, 
you'll need a reservation.. or you will not get in!


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  1. Lovely pics, with a lot of colur for both blue monday & MYM.

  2. It almost sounds like you're writing about me...Sally!

    Happy Blue Monday!

  3. Nice!

    Please come and take a peek at my Mellow Yellow, have a lovely evening.

  4. I swear...I think I've been there! It all looks so familiar yet the name doesn't ring a bell...but the signs sure do! I've spent many a day in Santa Rosa tho so I'm sure I've been fun!!


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