With new home construction at a high again along scenic 30A, we are fortunate that the possibilities of creative places to dine and shop are a perk that often comes with it.
Recently, The Hub, a new destination complex located in front of the communities of WaterSound and Prominence, opened to the public for all to enjoy. Local developers, Brad Zeitlin and Jason Comer, were the original visionaries’ behind The Hub, but brought in master planner, Lew Oliver, from Atlanta’s Whole Town Solutions for his expertise.
The Hub, already one of 30A’s hottest spots to fully experience, is surrounded by 1300 residential units and allows for a safe gathering place for family and friends that includes great restaurants, live entertainment, and incredible shopping opportunities.
The abundant culinary offerings found at The Hub, include Mile Marker 15 Tacos & Tequila, Red’s Chicken Shack, Crave Roadside Burgers, and Mr. Freeze. The near future will also include, Pump and Spoke- a bike path coffee shop, and Hughey’s General Store.
Brys Stephens, a cookbook author and food writer based in Charleston, South Carolina is also a partner, and has been collaborating with Chef Nick Walton to develop the menus for all of the restaurants, including catering as well.
Mile Marker 15 Tacos & Tequila kicked off opening day on May 5th by hosting a Cinco De Mayo party that showcased food from The Hub restaurants, and live entertainment on The Hub Stage with tunes by Dread Clampitt. The 4000 square foot Southwestern taqueria serves Joyce Farms free-range chicken from Winston-Salem, that is hormone and antibiotic free, while Southeast Family Farms grass fed beef and pork bridges the gap between farmer and chef. Mile Marker 15 Tacos & Tequila also offers vegetarian menu items, and the salads are fresh, unique, and in demand.
Chef Nick says, “ We all had the vision of creating excellent food using the best sourced ingredients served simply. I’m really ecstatic about our Mexican Pork Carnita Tacos with Pecan and Chipotle Salsa. The radishes and pickled onions send it over the top. I can’t wait to fire up the circular five-foot wood-burning grill. We will have special events like pig roasts, serve grilled oysters, steaks, Florida lobster, there is just so much variety. I am also excited for the fall so I can grill chicken wings for everyone that is tailgating and watching their favorite game on the 25-foot LED custom built Jumbotron!”
Other popular menu items include the Beef Quesadilla with Salsa Verde and Serrano Crèma, and the satisfying Nacho’s. “The Mexican Street Corn served with Serrano Crèma, Cotija Cheese and Chili Sauce is something everyone should try, and is spectacular to look at, and to eat!” Chef Nick explained.
Ordering is easy and lines will not be a problem, just walk up to the window, place your order and you will be paged or sent a text when it is ready. Better yet, The Hub makes it easy to feed one or a family with a mobile app for pre-ordering food and drinks from your phone.
Enjoy your food on the lawn in a comfortable chair, on a sofa by the fire pit, under the covered pavilion, or inside the screened porch that has Wi-Fi.
Currently (in season), The Hub, and Mile Marker 15 Tacos & Tequila is open seven days a week beginning at 11am, with the kitchen closing at 10pm. A Mexican brunch is served on Sunday’s, with features like Huevos Rancheros and Chorizo & Egg Tacos.
David Lee, the Beverage Manager for The Hub, has created signature drinks for the restaurants, with Chef Nick’s favorite at Mile Marker Tacos & Tequila being the Paloma. It is made with Mescal, Reposado, fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and lime juice, and a splash of club soda.
There is a great selection of tequilas to choose from, with six Añejo’s, four Mezcals, six Reposado’s, and eight Blanco’s, all sold by the glass, or available for use in any margarita.
Chef Nick says, “Come as you are, bring the family, be comfortable, and try several things. You can decide what you want when you get here with all the variety we have to offer. There is nothing better than sharing food with the ones you love. Sandy feet and all, The Hub is everyone’s back yard!”
For more information call (850) 213-0782, visit www.hub30a.com, or follow them on Facebook at The Hub 30A.