In a sea of rapidly expanding fast food and chain restaurants in Foley, there's a beacon of hope at Local and Company Food+Drink.
I sat down for a late lunch today to see what it was all about. The atmosphere is what you would expect for a remodel of an old building. New everything that's made to look old.
Exposed kitchen. You can see who and how your meal is being prepared. If you're against unmasked kitchen staff(which is still within State guidelines), you shouldn't go. As a Covid survivor myself, I didn't care.
There's a good selection on the menu. A large variety of salads and apps. 11" hand tossed pizza is featured in the middle. Over to the right you'll find some sandwiches and things and then some very expensive entrées at the bottom right.
I went for the fried grouper tacos with napa slaw, queso panela and chipotle aioli for $12.
It says it comes with chips and guacamole. I was a little surprised when pita chips arrived. They looked burnt but, they were pretty good and didn't taste burnt at all. They had a little sweet taste to them and were surprisingly good with the guac.
Side of quacamole was very good. The pickled jalapeños set it apart from others I've had.
With any good taco, it all starts with a fresh and authentic tortilla. They held up well and weren't too stretchy. Could be Gabby's tortillas but, I'm not sure.
2 slabs of battered grouper in each. The menu said crispy fried but, there wasn't much crunch. Not a bad thing, just not as described.
The slaw was excellent and the chipotle aioli brought it all together. One of the best seafood tacos around.
I have heard some complaints about service but, I didn't have any. Nikki was great.
Local and Company is a great addition to Foley. Look forward to trying them for dinner one night.
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One of our favorite restaurants down here. Always good service and the food comes fast and hot for a good price.
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