Thursday November 26th 2015
Winner: Best Bartender-Patrick Bolster
The quiet little bar next to Pensacola’s hottest new music venue, Vinyl Music Hall, scored a huge win in landing the IN readers’ favorite [...]
David Winkelman, 48, was arrested in Davenport, Iowa, in September on a misdemeanor warrant, still sporting “The Tattoo.” In late 2000, Winkelman, reacting to a radio “contest,” had his [...]
WHAT IF As the November 2010 Election Day approaches, Pensacola is firmly entrenched as the economic engine of the Gulf Coast. The hope and dreams that its citizens had for the past decade exceeded [...]
WSRE Hosts 22nd Annual Wine and Food Classic
By Jennie McKeon
After 21 years, you probably know that WSRE’s annual Food and Wine Classic is just around the corner. Hopefully you got your [...]
CAT COUNTRY 98.7
Winner: Best Radio Station
Top 3 Finish: Best Radio DJ-Dana Cervantes, Brent Lane
This country station has won this category for four consecutive years, thanks, in part, to its [...]
In the Independent News' quest to get to the bottom of this hard-hitting question, we enlisted you, our loyal readers, once again.
Frankly, those who took the time to fill out our tenth annual [...]
Nightclub Closes Doors While Still On Top
By Sean Boone
In 2008, Edwin Banacia and Albert Lao set out on a mission of opening a different kind of club in downtown—a big city style venue that [...]
Not everything fits easily into a Best of The Coast category. We had to come up with a few more to fulfill our political itch.
BEST INTERIM: LARRY NEWSOM
This interim county administrator faced [...]
president of Clever Ogre, Inc.
What is your chief characteristic?
What do you appreciate most about your friends?
That they can deal with focused chaos
Winner: Best Restaurant-Pace/Milton
Sporting some of the best burgers, pot pies and desserts in Santa Rosa County, Blackwater Bistro has been hailed by IN readers as the [...]
What Makes Us So Special
by IN staff
The Best of The Coast honors what makes Pensacola special and unique. Unfortunately not all aspects of uniqueness are worthy of awards. What is extraordinary [...]
A Musical History Lesson with Corsets and Hoopskirts
Colonial federalism, feral children and the Anti-Rent Wars of 1844 are not the typical sources of inspiration for most musicians, [...]
BILLY BOB'S BEACH BARBECUE
Winner: Best BBQ
Top 3 Finishes: Best Fast Bite, Best Place to Feed the Whole Family, Best Restaurant-Gulf Breeze
For the sixth consecutive year, this locally-owned [...]
IN's Predictions For Next Year's Big Winners
by IN staff
Every year, without fail, there always a few new business and restaurants that totally miss the Best of the Coast boat. They either open [...]