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Christmas Countdown 12.02

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The countdown’s on. Be sure to check out these local businesses for holiday dining and gifts for those on your holiday checklist!

▼BEAUTY
Still Waters Day & Medical Spa
20 N. Tarragona St., 432-6772,
stillwatersmedspa.com
Offering a variety of traditional spa treatments, massage, skin peels, medical spa treatments, and more, Still Waters is one-stop shop for relaxation. Still Waters also offers a variety of medical-grade skin care products such as Obagi and CosMedix and upscale mineral cosmetics line La Bella Donna. Gift Cards are available for the holidays and are available online or at the spa.

▼BOOKS
ESP Natural Gas
Fiesta Seafood Cookbook
espnaturalgas.com
Re-create the true taste of Pensacola in your own kitchen with the best recipes from Pensacola’s top chefs. Collected from the past 14 years of cooking demonstrations at the Pensacola Seafood Festival, the Fiesta Seafood Cookbook offers the best of the Fiesta Seafood Grille—great ingredients, great chefs, the great taste of Pensacola.

▼FRAMING
Framing by Design
4718 North “W” St., 432-5519
Framing by Design has offered custom framing services to the greater Pensacola area for more than a decade. With a certified picture framer on staff, Framing by Design can expertly take care of your conservation framing, shadowboxes, specialty mats, needlework, watercolors, photos, prints and more.

▼RESTAURANTS
600 South
600 S. Palafox, 432-5254
Enjoy Christmas in the Courtyard. Visit the courtyard and enjoy the holiday décor with drink and food specials designed around the holidays. Enjoy Sunday Brunch by new chef Nick Farkas for $19.99, or enjoy cocktails and tapas with friends. Check out their happy hour from 5-10 p.m. on Fridays, with $4 drinks, $4 featured martinis, $2.50 domestic beer and $3.50 premium beer.

The Fish House/Atlas Oyster house
600 S. Barracks St., 470-0003, goodgrits.com
The Fish House offers fine waterfront dining with daily features ranging from off-the-boat seafood to pasta to veal. About 30 selections from the 300-bottle wine list are available by the glass. The Fish House offers a dining and entertainment experience that’s perfect for just about anyone but the Scrooge on your list.

Geno’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant
9276 N. Davis Highway, 477-2365
Geno’s is proof that nice surprises come in little packages. This family restaurant opened in 1973 as a pizza parlor serving UWF students and the military personnel stationed at Ellyson Field. With its mom-and-pop atmosphere, friendly service and all your homey Italian favorites, this hidden gem near the UWF campus is well worth the trip for those of us in the South end of the county.

The Global Grill
27 Palafox Place, 469-9966,
dineglobalgrill.com
Want to impress this holiday season? With an excellent bar and what is perhaps the most distinctive menu in town, Global Grill is the drinks, tapas, dinner or dessert destination for anyone who enjoys an upscale but low-key dining experience. Global also offers one of the most extensive wine lists in the area.

Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom‎
10 Palafox Place, 497-6073, hopjacks.com
With more than 150 beers and killer pizza, Hopjacks is a go-to spot for both Happy Hour and meal time. Hopjacks’ motto pretty much sums it up: “Hot pizza. Cold beer. Cool music.” Gift cards are available for both wining and dining.

Jackson’s Steakhouse
400 S. Palafox St., 469-9898,
jacksons.goodgrits.com
For decadent dining, fabulous martinis and an extensive wine list, all in a pristine, cosmopolitan atmosphere, Jackson’s is the place to dine for lunch and dinner. The eclectic menu offers innovative dishes with southern charm, as well as some of the best steaks in the region.

Portabello Market
400 S. Jefferson St., 439-6545,
agourmetoccasion.com
Portobello is tucked away inside the Pensacola Cultural Center and caters to the downtown lunch crowd with an array of exceptional entrees. Catering is also available for your holiday parties.

Seville Quarter
130 E. Government St., 434-6211,
sevillequarter.com
Seville Quarter isn’t just a place to shake your stuff. It also offers dining in a New Orleans-style atmosphere with historic features and decor. Seville also offers membership with perks. Choose from a regular Membership Card ($25), Bar & Restaurant Employees Membership Card ($25) or a VIP Membership ($100).

▼RETAIL/APPAREL
Intracoastal Outfitters
701 E. Gregory St., 432-8638,
intracoastaloutfitters.com
Intracoastal Outfitters provides men’s and women’s footwear and apparel for comfort, travel and outdoor adventure, with brands like Patagonia, The North Face, Keen, Merrell, Birkenstock, Vibram Five Fingers and many others. The store also offers accessories such as hats, sunglasses, leather wallets, casual bags and day packs, stainless steel water bottles, jewelry, and body care products. Whether you’re gearing up for hiking, kayaking, or just being outdoors, Intracoastal Outfitters has what you need. Go on—Get outside.

Running Wild
3012 E. Cervantes St., 435-9222,
werunwild.com
Running Wild offers the latest in athletic shoes, apparel and accessories. Whether you, a friend or family member are an occasional jogger, competitive runner, fitness walker or just want a comfortable pair of shoes, Running Wild’s expert staff is trained to help meet the specific needs of its customers. Holiday gift cards are available, and the store is also offering some beginning running programs starting in January 2010 that also make great gifts.

▼RETAIL/JEWELRY
Art Praha
124 S. Palafox, 602-7052, artpraha.com
Art Praha Galerie is Pensacola’s exclusive European gallery and the only international art gallery in northwest Florida. Art Praha specializes in several internationally renowned artists as well as emerging artists of fine art, glass sculptures, photography and artisan jewelry. Art Praha is the perfect holiday shopping destination if you’re trying to find a unique gift with international flair.

Elebash’s
36 Palafox Place, 478-4250, elebashs.com
Elebash’s is one of the first firms in the Southeast to gain membership in the American Gem Society, with a membership that dates back over 60 years. Whether you are a long-term customer or a first-time visitor, you’ll notice the experience, service, selection and value that make Elebash’s one of Pensacola’s most trusted sources for jewelry and fine gifts.

Susan Campbell Jewelry
208 S. Alcaniz St., 434-8948,
susancampbelljewelry.com
Susan Campbell Jewelry offers some of the best handmade, quality, designer jewelry on the Gulf Coast. The store carries both popular designers and gallery favorites like Me&Ro, Saundra Messinger, Heather Moore, Catherine Weitzman, Melissa Joy Manning, Tiffany Peay, Nancy Norton, Magally, Sarah Graham, Priya Himatsingka and Studio Waterfall. Gift certificates and online ordering are available.