Pensacola Resident Since: 2000
Dharma Blue: Working downtown forces me frequent this establishment at least twice a week. The Five Flags Roll and manager Robin Kennedy’s smiling face makes my stressful days more manageable.
New Yorker Deli: Three words: Beer cheese soup. I live for this and the daily changing pasta concoctions. (Try the fresh mozzarella and tomato—Delish.) An amazing staff plus a great patio adds to this consistently delightful experience.
Volume One Salon: (I am altering this category to indulgent therapy.) I’ve trusted Hurst Butts exclusively with my red hair for the past five years at his various salons. He always gives my short hair a great funky style, always knowing what I want without even telling him. He carries a variety of products at his salon, currently Kevin Murphy and Davines—one-stop shopping for great hair and product.
5 ½ Bar: Patrick Bolster always knows how to pour a drink (especially with a great smile and a “How are you?”). Smaller bar plus great seating…and who doesn’t enjoy Awesome Mondays with live art by Evan Levin? Try the St. Germaine liquor, introduced to me by Scott Greenberg of local rock band Eerie Rockwell.
Play: A Tuesday night must-visit. Free Skee ball to keep everyone occupied with background music karaoke by Krazy George. Sarah Bryant and Brandi are my favorite faces behind the bar and the quickest bartenders in the entire downtown area.
Emerald City: $10 drink and drown. ‘Nuff said. If that isn’t enough, Penny Holliday, Lauren Mitchell and Monica Heart (just to name a few) know how to put on a show. And if that isn’t enough…Bunny Hopson was crowned Pensacola’s Sexiest Server.
East Hill’s charm and beauty provides the best place to run, walk and bike. Living in East Hill has always made my life a little more pleasant with the housing charm and the accessibility to restaurants and the amazing Bayview Park. I would rather be outside in East Hill running than anywhere else.
Never Miss Events/Festivals:
Thursday’s Music in the Park is a summer night must. I love sitting at Hub Stacey’s or Pensacola Bay Brewery to listen to the music and enjoy a cocktail. Who doesn’t love getting together with most of Pensacola in beautiful Seville Square?
Dharma Blue 300 S. Alcaniz, dharmablue.com
New Yorker Deli 3001 E. Cervantes
Volume One Salon 118 E. Wright
5 ½ Bar 2 S. Palafox, vinylmusichall.com
Play 16 S. Palafox, Suite 200, iplaypensacola.com
Emerald City 406 E. Wright, emeraldcitypensacola.com
Hub Stacey’s 312 E. Government, hubstaceys.com
Pensacola Bay Brewery 225 E. Zaragoza, pbbrew.com
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