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My Pensacola—Artis Hardwick

Artis Hardwick
Branch Manager for Caterpillar
Resident since 2000

Good Eats: Global Grill has the best filet mignon around! Once topped with the andouille cream sauce, your taste buds won’t know what hit you!

Atlas on Tuesday nights offer half-off their sushi menu and it’s some of the best in town.
But my absolute favorite is Sake Café on 9th Ave. Stop in and see Wayan and tell him I sent you! You’ll be glad you did.

Retail Therapy: I’m not a big shopper, but when I feel the need to, I make a pit stop into Men’s Warehouse near Cordova Mall. The staff is always friendly and greets me with a smile.

Watering Holes: Play, an adult themed arcade owned by Edwin Banacia and Albert Lao on Palafox, has been a favorite of mine since it has opened. The staff makes me feel right at home and the beer is always cold.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention Intermission, a bar also on Palafox and owned by Mike Ashby. This is one of my favorite dive bars and always has a friendly atmosphere and great drink prices.

Nightlife: Seville Quarter is the place to be on Friday and Saturday nights with DJ Lao on the 1’s n’ 2’s. He keeps the party hype! Live Niteclub on Hwy 29 with DJ D-Mixx (David Petree) is always packed with party goers.

Outdoors: The only place for me is Pensacola Beach! I’ll find a spot, lay out a blanket and watch the waves crash onto the sand…total relaxation.

Arts & Culture: Gallery Nights downtown have become a huge success. There are vendors, artists and music for everyone to enjoy. You can always find me there walking Palafox checking out the scene. If you see me, be sure to say hello!

Never Miss Events/Festivals: I never miss the Pensacola Mardi Gras! I want to give a big shout out and thanks to The Krewe of Blues for making it so memorable.
The Beer Festival and Seafood Festival are also tops on my list. How can you go wrong with seafood and beer!?