Good Eats: The restaurant options here are plentiful and it makes it difficult to pick just one. McGuire’s has quickly become a favorite for burgers and what’s better on a Monday than their Shepherd’s Pie? The Grits a Ya Ya at Fish House are also incredible and I keep recommending it to people including Governor Scott. Then there’s New York Nick’s, which might also be one of my favorite lunch spots.
Retail Therapy: The most shopping I’ve done in town so far is the Bait & Tackle Team Store at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium. I’m big on hats and they have plenty to choose from. Plus, since it’s right under my office, the location is perfect!
Watering Holes: If I weren’t working every game, I’d say Mulroy’s Pub at the stadium, but usually I like to unwind after games at Hopjacks. Lately I’ve discovered Ozone’s is one of my favorite spots and sometimes Flounder’s on the beach.
Nightlife: I like to head downtown after Blue Wahoos games. I’m not much for clubs, I just like to take it easy and relax with a few friends and have some laughs.
Outdoors: I can’t get enough of the beach. It doesn’t matter if I’m going to relax and read, fish or for a swim, the beach is my perfect escape from a busy schedule. To me, there isn’t a more relaxing place. Since moving here, I’ve learned that I really like to fish so I do that when I can. It doesn’t really matter what I’m doing, I’m usually pretty happy if I’m outside on a nice day.
Never Miss Events/Festivals: Gallery nights are something I plan my schedule around during the offseason. I try my best not to miss a Gallery Night. It’s great to see everybody come together outside, have a great time and enjoy our awesome downtown.