As of July 2015, Susan Benton has acquired legal sole ownership of GulfCoastRestaurants.com. Please email email@example.com for more information.
POV: 30A Eats is a well established, but still quickly-growing food & travel webzine, dedicated to sharing Southern Coastal family recipes with readers, while promoting regional producers along the Gulf Coast, as well as hotels, resorts, spas, music + food/wine events, and high quality products. The goal is to share the best that my coastal community has to offer, and to help families reconnect over a meal at home that is both wholesome, easy to prepare, and as locally sourced as possible.
In a short amount of time I’ve established an exciting and interactive relationship with my readers and social media followers.
30A Eats Topics
- Cooking, recipes, photography and promoting top quality products + brands
- Travel, Festivals, Events
- Local Gulf Coast food news
- Restaurant & Chef Profiles + Videos
- Resort, Spa & Hotel Profiles
My readers range from 18 to 80 in age, the bulk being 23-54, and all have an interest in the South, coastal food, seafood, the Gulf Coast, beaches, music festivals, recipes, restaurants, cooking, top products + brands, and travel. 30AEATS is represented on Facebook, @Eater30a on twitter, 30A Eats Instagram, 30A Eats on Pinterest, Susan Benton on Linkedin, Susan Benton on Google +, and Triberr with more than 70,000 followers and a reach of over two million. Klout influence score is 63, and page rank is 3.
I take all photos 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 Facebook page come directly from the restaurant or property sites that I am promoting to support my community. My cover photo on 30AEATS.com home page is by renowned photographer Jack Gardner, who photographed my cookbook to be released in 2015 called, 30A EATS: The New Florida Table. You may not use my photos without approval.
Travel and Press
When I write about a place or what is produced, 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 spa destinations, resorts, sustainable land & seafood, artisan cheese, wine, spirits, dark chocolate, cool music, 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 promotions and trips, as well as judging food related competitions, teaching cooking classes, speaking at an event, being a brand ambassador, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
30AEATS works with specific companies, cookbook authors, publications and agencies for the creative design and development of recipes. If interested, please contact me via the contact form on the home page, or email@example.com.
Work With Me!
I’ve had the privilege of working with (not limited to) the following people, events, brands, non -profits and companies. In giveaways, product promotions, recipe development, food events, competitions, TV, and/or press tours. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a press kit.
Food Film Fest Springer Fried Chicken Cook-Off Judge
Key West/Islamorada Campaign
Le Creuset Monthly Cooking Demos, Sandestin
US Potato Board Campaign
Idaho Potato Blogger and Ambassador
Grand Boulevard, Sandestin FL
Two time Alabama Seafood Cook-Off Judge
The Hangout Oyster Cook-Off
Honest Cooking-Online Food Magazine, 2012 to present
The Southern Coterie- Online Food & Lifestyle Brand, 2012 to present, Featured 30A Eats Summer 2017
The Wharf Uncorked: Orange Beach, Celebrity Judge
Visit Phoenix & Visit Mesa-Food & Travel Campaign
Le Creuset- Local & National
Alabama Seafood/EatSouth/SouthernMakers- Food & Travel & Celebrity Food Judge
Florida MarketMaker, speaker, cooking demonstration at So Gourmet, Pensacola
The Daily Brew, BlabTV– March (OrganicvsNon-Organic), and (underappreciated seafood and local/regional access to it)- Destin to Mobile, Al station reach.
Emeril Lagasse, 2012 to present– Cookbook promotions and magazine shoot, Taste Of The Race
Hilton Sandestin with Visit South Walton TDC Campaign
30A Songwriters Festival
St. Joe Properties: The Pearl & WaterColor Inn & Resorts
Fresh From Florida
Alden Lagasse- Fashion & Lifestyle: VIE People + Places
Visit Baton Rouge- Food & Travel
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
Lodge Cast Iron Nation-Cooking from Coast to Coast, Celebrity Contributor (3 Recipes)
City of Pensacola Government- Writer, Guest Instagrammer & Blogger
Visit Lafayette- Food & Travel
Incredible Edible Smoky Mountains- Food & Travel
The King and Price Beach & Golf Resort- Food & Travel , St. Simons Island
St. Simons Food Festival
30A Seafood Throwdown- two time celebrity judges panel, helped with conception, donations, and was food judge
Stoneyfield Farms Organic Yogurt
Lodge Cast Iron-2011 to present Product Reviews + Promotions. Recipes Published in Lodge Cast Iron Nation: Cooking From Coast To Coast Cookbook with Bio (2014). I also brought in two Gulf Coast Chefs Irv Miller -Pensacola, Jacksons, and David Cunningham-South Walton-V Seagrove with recipes.
King Arthur Flour
Bob’s Red Mill
California Olive Ranch
Georgia Olive Farms
Red Star Yeast
Coomb’s Family Farms
Savory Spice Shop
Back Forty Beer
Lewis Bear Company
Sutter Home Wines
The Daily Meal- Culinary Content (original contributor) 2012 to present
If you are a company or tourism resort or agency who loves working with influential writers or bloggers that will help in the promotion of your area or products, I’d love to talk to you! Email me for more information at email@example.com.
This is a personal blog written and edited by me, Susan Benton. There are contributors hired by me.
This blog accepts forms of cash advertising through sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation via 30AEATS.com.
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 Panhandle.
If you would like to advertise on 30AEATS.com, please contact me through the contact form for rates and availability. I can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan Benton is the owner of over 200 domains with a focus on the South and Southern Foodways. Examples are TasteLafayette.com (sold), TasteMississippi.com, SouthWaltonEats.com, PensacolaEats.com, and EmeraldCoastEats.com. Please contact info@30AEats.com if interested in acquiring a domain.