Good Eats: My favorite local restaurant is Jackson’s. I love the gourmet specials and the fact that they change the menu with the seasons. It reminds me of a restaurant in Washington, D.C.—where we moved here from. They also have special entertainment evenings featuring the opera and symphony.
Retail Therapy: Gallery Night has got to be just about the best way to shop for art. I also love to end up at Jeweler’s Trade Shop for the party and select my Christmas gift that my husband will buy for me.
Watering Holes: This means—to me—a place to get a really good drink and I would have to say The Global Grill because of the great tapas that Frank Taylor has created to go along with the great drinks. The selection is so creative.
Nightlife: We are not much for just “going out,” but we have been to a party at Vinyl Music Hall and thought it was really great. I can see why so many people like it. They are bringing in some really great groups!
Outdoors: The magnificent Maritime Park in our latest outdoor venue! Every person in Pensacola should experience a Wahoos game at least once. The food is truly gourmet!
Arts & Culture: One of the reasons we moved to Pensacola from Washington, D.C. was because of the arts and culture. There is so much of it. My all time favorite is Pensacola Opera and this year they are doing three productions: Sweeney Todd, Barber of Seville and Tosca.
Never Miss Events/Festivals: WSRE has a tasting event on the third Sunday in October where great local chefs gather. This year it will be on October 21 at the Civic Center and we can sample gourmet food and top wines and bid on auction items. We never miss it!