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30A Eats Topics range from

  • Cooking and recipes
  • Travel
  • Local Gulf Coast food news
  • Chef videos
  • Restaurant Profiles
  • Content rich advertising

 My readers range from 21 to 80 in age and all have an interest in the Gulf Coast, Beaches, Seafood, Recipes, Restaurants, Cooking and Travel. 30AEATS is represented on Facebook, @eater30a on twitter, 30aeats Instagram, 30aeats Pinterest, Susan Benton Linkedin, Susan Benton Google +, Four Square and Triberr with more than 40,000 followers and a reach of more than one million. Klout influence score is 63, and page rank is 3.

I take all pictures myself unless otherwise noted. I prefer to use available natural light and schedule shoots in the morning or late afternoon, weather permitting. Some of the photos on the 30AEATS Face book page come directly from the restaurant sites that I am  promoting to support my local community. You may not use my photos without approval.

 Travel and Press?

If I write about a place or what is produced there, it is because I have personally enjoyed it and feel the readers will to. I have a deep interest and curiosity in food, travel, culture, and enjoy learning about new cuisines, places, and their producers. These include but are not limited to fishing, spas, resorts, seafood, sushi, artisan cheese, wine, bourbon, vodka, dark chocolate, salt and all things pig.

Press trips allow journalists and bloggers like myself the opportunity to go behind the scenes and have access where they would normally not. I welcome the opportunity. My opinions are always my own.

I am available for media trips and can be reached at

Recipe Development

30AEATS works with specific companies, cookbook authors, publications and agencies for the design and development of recipes. If interested, please contact me via the contact form on the home page,  or

Work With 30AEATS:

I’ve had the privilege of working with the following people, brands, non -profits and companies in giveaways, product promotions, food competitions and/or press tours, not limited to: 

Emeril Lagasse- Cookbook promotions and magazine shoot

Alden Lagasse- Fashion Story & VIE People + Places magazine shoot

Visit Lafayette 2013

Visit Baton Rouge 2013, 2014

Incredible Edible Smoky Mountains 2013

The King and Price Beach & Golf Resort- St. Simon Island 2013

Alabama Seafood 2012 to present: Judging food competitions, Hangout Oyster Cook off 2013 + 2014, journalist newsletter work, recipe development, Seafood, Science & Celebrity + James Beard Sunday Supper 2014-Dauphin Island, Alabama Gulf Shores & Orange Beach tourism twitter party for Alabama Food, and more.

Gulf Coast Seafood 2012 to present: Numerous work over the 5 state blanket including Gulf Seafood Top 100 Blogger

Mississippi Seafood 2014: Judged Sate of Mississippi Seafood Cookoff- winner went to Great American Seafood Cookoff

City of Pensacola Government 2014 Guest Instagrammer & Blogger

30A Seafood Throwdown: Put together celebrity judges panel, helped with conception, donations, and was food judge 2013, 2014

Stoneyfield Farms Organic Yogurt

Lodge Cast Iron- Product Reviews + Promotions 2011+2012+2013+2014, and Recipes Published in Lodge Cast Iron Nation: Cooking From Coast To Coast Cookbook with Bio (2014) where I brought in two Gulf Coast Chefs Irv Miller -Pensacola, Jacksons, and David Cunningham-South Walton-V Seagrove with recipes.

Lodge Cast Iron Nation: Cooking from Coast to Coast- Contributor 2014


King Arthur Flour

Bob’s Red Mill

California Olive Ranch

SoCal Avocados

Driscoll’s Berries

Georgia Olive Farms

Red Star Yeast



Coomb’s Family Farms

Savory Spice Shop

Marx Foods

Back Forty Beer

Lewis Bear Company


If you are a company or tourism resort or agency who loves working with influential writers or bloggers who will help you promote your area or products, I’d love to talk to you! Email me for more information:

Disclosure Statement

This is a personal blog written and edited by me, Susan Benton.

This blog accepts forms of cash advertising through Sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation via

This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty, personal opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. It does not influence my commitment to my home state of Florida, sustaining the Gulf Coast, 30A or the Pensacola Panhandle. #LoveFL #upsideofflorida

If you would like to advertise on or, please contact me through the contact form for rates and availability. I can also be reached at

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