Downtown Pensacola has a wealth of wonderful dining experiences. One of the latest to join the hustle and bustle of this area is SaBai Thai- a cozy, modern space in the heart of downtown. The restaurant has been around for years at their location just across the bay in Gulf Breeze, but their jump to downtown has bolstered their popularity … Read More “RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT: SABAI THAI”
RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT: FISHERMAN’S CORNER
When guests asks us where should they get their first taste of Gulf Coast Food on the Key, we always point them to Fisherman’s Corner. This pint sized gem is located under the Baars bridge, tucked along the waters of Old River. Don’t let the exterior fool you! Inside you will find a plethora of fine dining options. From humble … Read More “RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT: FISHERMAN’S CORNER”
RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT: CASINO BEACH BAR & GRILLE
Set on the white sand shores of Pensacola Beach, Casino Beach Bar and Grille is the perfect date night spot. The views are stunning, the drinks are cold and the menu is filled with a plethora of local seafood choices.
Our meal consisted of charbroiled oysters topped with Parmesan and garlic, crab cakes over fried green tomatoes and lobster bisque. … Read More “RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT: CASINO BEACH BAR & GRILLE”
OUR FAVORITE HANGOUT: THE MAGNOLIA
Situated right on the outskirts of downtown Pensacola, The Magnolia is the epitome of a local’s hangout. Set in an adorable bungalow, Magnolia offers eclectic cheap eats that are the exactly what you are craving after a long work day with a glass of wine or local beer. Our personal favorites are the chicken salad with a heavenly rosemary aioli, … Read More “OUR FAVORITE HANGOUT: THE MAGNOLIA”
NEW ON THE KEY: BAD ASS COFFEE
For many years, Mojo’s coffee was a staple on Perdido Key. With its key position right before the bridge on to the island and its extremely small quarters, it was the best and one of the only places in the area to grab a cup of coffee and a homemade slice of cake. Snowbirds and tourists would gather in the … Read More “NEW ON THE KEY: BAD ASS COFFEE”
LOCAL DELICACIES: FRIED MULLET
We are always on the hunt for where to find the best local delicacies. Mullet is a native white-fleshed gulf fish, that you will see often jumping out of the water to evade predators; its silver scales shimmering in the sun. A recent post by nola.com recommended Marina Oyster Barn in Pensacola for their fresh mullet. This delicate, buttery fish … Read More “LOCAL DELICACIES: FRIED MULLET”
GULF COAST RECIPES: RED BEANS & RICE
The weather is cooling down and there is nothing better than digging into a warm helping of red beans and rice. The history of this dish is rooted in Louisiana creole cuisine and has been a Monday dinner staple for generations. If you can’t make the 3 hour drive to the west to seek out red beans and rice, we have … Read More “GULF COAST RECIPES: RED BEANS & RICE”
GULF COAST RECIPES: CRAWFISH BOIL
It’s that time again! Crawfish season is upon us! Here are a few tips and tricks to have the perfect boil. And when you’re ready, check out this recipe.
1. You must have live crawfish. You can buy them at a multitude of fish markets in our area, but our favorite is Maria’s Seafood in Pensacola.
2. You will need … Read More “GULF COAST RECIPES: CRAWFISH BOIL”
DINNER WITH A VIEW: BEST OUTDOOR DINING SPOTS
We are spoiled with stunning views everywhere along on the Gulf Coast. Here are a few of our favorite outdoor dining options that have a perfect view to boot!
1. The Gulf Set directly on Perdido Pass, this funky outdoor eatery is the perfect spot for lunch or dinner.
2. Wolf Bay Located at Zeke’s Marina, this popular spot is … Read More “DINNER WITH A VIEW: BEST OUTDOOR DINING SPOTS”
DATE NIGHT DINING: CYPRESS
Looking for a special night out on the town? We recently visited Cypress for a date night and it exceeded our expectations. Set between Perdido Key and Downtown Pensacola, it is a quick trip to a beautifully renovated space that feels worlds apart from your typical gulf coast restaurant. The vibe is “Casual, Elegant” making it perfect for a fancy … Read More “DATE NIGHT DINING: CYPRESS”