Vestavia Hills Living

2017

Official magazine published by the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce for the City of Vestavia Hills which details the quality of life, education, shopping and lifestyle of Vestavia Hills.

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E Every October, Vestavia Hills residents flock to Viva Vestavia, the annual event for tasting the best food and drinks from area restaurateurs. Hosted by the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the event sells out every year with a maximum 300 tickets available. Last year, those in attendance were able to sample specialties from 20 different restaurants in the area. Along with eating, drinking and networking, Viva Vestavia attendees also cast their votes for the "best food" and "best presentation" among all the participating vendors. In 2016, the Best Presentation Award went to Snapper Grabbers Land & Sea, a seafood market, butcher shop and café. The Best Food Award was a tie between Grille 29, a sophisticated but casual steak and seafood restaurant, and Samurai Japan, a modern Japanese restaurant. B E S T P R E S E N T A T I O N In its first appearance at Viva Vestavia in 2015, Snapper Grabbers took home the Best Food award. In 2016, the restaurant left with Best Presentation honors. "We're very appreciative of the votes and support we received two years in a row," says Owner Pam Scott, who purchased the restaurant in 2012. "Now that we've expanded the seafood market to include a butcher and wine shop and café, we're already anticipating what we'll do at this year's event." Scott and her team put a lot of thought into their presentation of the seafood gumbo and shrimp and grits that Snapper Grabbers served at Viva Vestavia, which led to the award for best presentation. While the table was Halloween-themed, it incorporated a seafood motif—with skulls and treasure reminiscent of an ocean-faring pirate ship. "We are so blessed to have many loyal customers at Snapper Grabbers," Scott says. "Viva Vestavia gives us the opportunity to network with them in a more social setting. And it's a really fun event!" " We are so blessed to have many loyal customers at Snapper Grabbers," Scott says. "Viva Vestavia gives us the opportunity to network with them in a more social setting. And it's a really fun event! " PA M S C O T T, O W N E R 2 0 1 7 v e s tav i a h i l l s l i v i n g 57

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