Cowgirl Kitchen
54 Main Street, Rosemary Beach, 850-303-0708 map

 Olivier, the boys and I finally made it over to Cowgirl Kitchen for some dinner last Thursday night. Nikki Nickerson (see picture below), owner of Cowgirl and real estate agent with the Nickerson Group/Keller Williams-Seagrove, recently moved the restaurant from the Grand Isles in Seagrove to Main Street in Rosemary Beach.

As the saying goes, “Location. Location. Location.” and Nikki has seen an exponential increase in business since re-opening earlier this month. Situated in the town center on the south side of 30A, the restaurant is in a prime location near Courtyard Wine & Cheese, Tracery Interiors and Onano Neighborhood Cafe.

A small space, the place was packed when arrived at around 6pm but we were able to saddle up to the bar to eat. Nikki has done a great job of conveying the “Beach Meets West” theme in her new location and has some great Texas-themed decor hanging on the walls. There is a large bar and several tabletops with red leather banquette seating against one wall as well as a few tables outside. It’s a great bar – they offer 6 different beers on tap – I had a icy cold Sam Adam’s which I haven’t had in eons – as well as wine, bloody mary’s, mimosas and frozen toddies. You can order chips, cheese sauce, guac and/or salsa if you just want to wet the whistle instead of staying for dinner.

 The dinner menu is limited and perfect for a quick weeknight meal after work or a day on the beach – soft shell tacos, Mama’s meatloaf, chicken caesar salad and pizza. On Nikki’s recommendation, we ordered two pizzas – a Soprano which has homemade italian sausage, mushrooms and tomato sauce ($8.99) for Olivier and I and cheese ($7.99) for our little one, Luc – and our oldest, Julien, opted for the Daily Taco special ($ priced daily) which that day featured chicken.

Julien ate the tacos in no time – so quickly I didn’t even get a chance to taste them which is a sure sign to a Mom that they must be good. The pizza was incredible and has now been ranked as one of my favorite pies on 30A. At 12″ or so, it’s the kind of pizza you could easily find yourself consuming entirely alone – the crust is made fresh daily and is super thin and crackly-crispy and the homemade sausage was excellent. Much to Luc’s dismay, Olivier and I helped him finish his cheese pizza and he was asking for more.

They offer breakfast on Tuesday-Sunday from 7am – 11am, lunch Tuesday-Sunday from 11am-3pm and dinner on Mondays from 5-9pm and Tuesdays-Sundays from 3pm-9pm. Breakfast items include egg sandwiches, biscuits, tacos and waffles. Lunch is soups, sandwiches and salads. Cowgirl Kitchen also sells a large variety grab-n-go items – 11 kinds of dip as well as casseroles such as chicken enchiladas, old fashioned mac and cheese and portabella penne. They also do catering.

As it says on their menu, “Gitcha some and come back to see us real soon”. We will! Congratulations, Nikki – the place is fabulous!

Reviewed by Jill Gaupin of SoWal Scene

Jill is die-hard foodie and a big part of her life revolves around eating, cooking, and drinking wine…oh, and talking about eating, cooking and drinking wine, too.