Pensacola, Florida
Saturday June 23rd 2018


My Pensacola: Simone Sands

Name: Simone Sands
Day Job: People Meeter & Gosport Account Executive
Pensacola Resident Since: 1997

Good Eats:
I’m a non-vegan who can’t get enough of Sluggo’s. These days I’m eating more mushrooms and walnuts than I have in my whole life. It’s all due to their Walnut Mushroom Burgers. I’ve also taken a recommendation from Jessie Taylor (who has a private practice in North Hill as a licensed mental health worker), mixing the tahini goddess dressing with the balsamic dressing to top the best salads (with candied pecans) in town. Yummm….

Polonza is a new favorite. Just don’t eat the Thursday special (Chicken Pot Pie) if you have to work. You’ll be so happy and full you’ll just want to take a nap.

Retail Therapy:
Boooootique (crazy name) located inside A&J Mugs. Where else can I find a robot-clock pendant or a “Mr. T” teapot?

I’m not cool enough to own a vinyl collection (or even a record player), but I buy my CDs to load up my iPod from Revolver Records. Elvis never steers me in the wrong direction.

Watering Holes:
I aim for dark, smoky and cheap with a heavy pour. You can answer this quest with just one letter. It’s at the end of the alphabet. AKA: The Azalea.

I’m fond of karaoke nights at Sir Richard’s. It’s what I refer to as horrible and wonderful at the same time.

I prefer to stay out of the elements, and I never camp. A luxury condo overlooking the water sounds perfect to view the outdoors. But if I’m looking to clear my head by sitting in a tranquil setting, I find Sanders Beach always does the trick. But only if it’s not too hot outside.

Arts & Culture:
I like checking out new (to me) artists and galleries during Gallery Night.
I also like the annual “From Private Walls” exhibition at PMA and the Faculty Art Show at Pensacola State College.

Never Miss Events/Festivals:
Art in the Park had a glass blower who made these really great insects. I’m still kicking myself that I didn’t run to the ATM. The year before, I bought a great pop-art robot print.
I can’t wait for Deluna Fest! Weezer, Cake, Cold War Kids? I’ll see you there!

Sluggo’s, 101 S. Jefferson St.,
Polonza Bistro, 286 N. Palafox,
Boooootique located inside A&J Mugs, 24 N. Palafox,
Revolver Records, 9 E. Gregory St.
Azalea Lounge, 810 N. Davis Highway
Sir Richard’s, 2719 E. Cervantes St.
Sanders Beach,
Gallery Night,
Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 S. Jefferson St.,
Pensacola State College,
Art in the Park,
Deluna Fest,