There’s a new pizza joint in town and true to 30A form, it’s locally owned and it’s not your average food joint – because we don’t do average around here, am I right? The South Walton community thrives off of supporting all of the local, small businesses and we have no doubt that they will do the same for Sea Crust Pizza. An herb garden right out back and gourmet, hand-made pizzas that can be ready in under 5 minutes are just a couple of things that make this new restaurant unique. Let’s talk about the who, what, when, where and why of this new local spot!

‘Who’ is the brain behind Sea Crust Pizzakitchen-731351_1920

The owner and chef at Sea Crust Pizza is Manolack Vongsouvanh, better known as Chef Lock. Chef Lock is also the owner of 30A Private Chef catering and was the former chef at Crust Artisan Bakery. He had a vision and was ready to take on a new business venture. It’s no surprise that his vision included specialty pizzas, being that he is from New York.

Chef Lock moved here to 30A just a few years ago with his family and with his wife, son, niece and nephew all working with him at the restaurant, Sea Crust Pizza has a warm, family-friendly vibe.

‘What’ makes Sea Crust Pizza unique?

Chef Lock puts a unique spin on gourmet fast food with his specialty, handcrafted pizzas that are cooked over a wood fire and are ready to eat in under five minutes! The pizzas are all made to order with the freshest local ingredients around. You can also choose from a handful of specialty salads and even a pizza sandwich!

Speaking of fresh and local ingredients, Chef Lock has a small herb garden right out back and all of his ingredients are locally sourced. Supporting local farmers is just one more thing that makes the food industry in our area unique.

‘When’ can you check out Sea Crust Pizza?

Sea Crust Pizza opens its doors at 11 a.m. and closes at 9 p.m., but starting on June 1st they will start opening their doors at 7 a.m. and serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast options will include handcrafted croissants made with love by his wife, assorted muffins, quiches, breakfast pizzas and of course, coffee.

sunset-1032613_1920‘Where’ is Sea Crust Pizza located?

Sea Crust Pizza is located at the Peddler’s Pavilion in Seacrest Beach. The restaurant sits in one of the huts around the green and offers plenty of outdoor seating, with the inside being takeout only. Come sit outside and enjoy some live music while you enjoy one of Chef Lock’s specialty menu items.

‘Why’ choose Sea Crust Pizza?

Supporting the local businesses in South Walton is what makes our community so unique and these local owners deserve our support. If that isn’t reason enough, though, here are a few more –

  • Have you ever tried an “upside-down pizza?” That alone is reason enough to give it a try!
  • Four words – New York style pizza sauce. Chef Lock knows how it’s done!
  • Gourmet pizza in under five minutes? Yes, please!


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