Panini Pete’s – Destin 2016

I’ll make this short and sweet since I’m almost a year late. Oops. Have I mentioned that I’m all finished with Netflix so my blogging life should be a little more frequent?

We spend 2 full weeks at the beach (Destin!) every year.  I’m not a sun worshiper, by nature (I’m super pale…but I have healthy skin!) 😉 So, inevitably, I grab a teen (let me clarify…MY teens, not just a random one) and we go “off beach” a day. In  August 2016, Pokemon Go was sort of new, so we decided to sit by a Pokestop, drink some coffee and catch some Pokemon. Which led us to…Panini Pete’s. It was new last year but I loved that a cafe/coffee shop type place (other than Starbucks) was close to us, in Destin.

Since they were new, service was a bit slow and awkward. Not sure if they quite understood the full extent of what was going on yet. Hopefully, this year (2017), the pace picked up a bit. We grabbed a coffee (it was okay), caught some Pokemon and then the kids, of course, decided that they were hungry.

My daughter and I split the House Roasted Turkey Panini with Fries.

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The panini was awesome – so much better than anything I’ve gotten at Panera. And, the fries? Out of this world, crazy good. Loved the garlic aioli that they gave us to dip into.

My son got the Big Cheese Burger (4 cheeses, people!)

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He declared it the best burger he’s had in his life. And, the fries went flying off the plate and into his mouth.

You know, I’m not a huge fan of suggesting places that aren’t seafood related in Destin. But, if you’re looking for a lunch spot or just want to hang out in a coffee shop setting with a laptop or other humans, Panini Pete’s should be on your list.

Plus, they have insulated beach bags (for picnics) and do catering for your Destin condo. Doesn’t get better than that!

 Panini Pete's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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