Escambia County schools will be back in session starting Monday, August 13th and Florida shoppers once again will have a three-day “tax-free holiday” weekend in anticipation of the new school year.
Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket.
With several Pensacola locations, on the northeast and southwest parts of town as well as Pensacola Beach, Cactus Flower Cafe is a local favorite for California style Mexican cuisine. The spacious interior at this location on 6881 West Highway 98, is tastefully decorated in rich earth tones with lots of track lighting for atmosphere. Of course all of the Cactus Flower locations across Northwest Florida and in Alabama are known for the fresh, quality ingredients used in their delicious foods.
My kids go to school with a relative of the Szotski family and on his birthday he shared mini cheesecakes with the class instead of the usual cupcakes. I heard about those cheesecakes for days so I had to try them out for myself. Szotski’s Cheesecakes, located at 2600 W. Nine Mile Road, is definitely worth a visit and I completely agree with the kids’ recommendation.
On one special Friday each month, the streets of Downtown Pensacola come alive for Gallery Night. Visitors and locals come together to enjoy music, art and cuisine provided by dozens of local businesses. As you journey down the brick sidewalks of downtown, a festive, block-party atmosphere will encompass you as the crowd buzzes with “it’s the weekend” excitement. There are so many things to see and experience during Gallery Night that the route you choose will vary with each visit.
Recently I had the opportunity to try the southern fare at Union Public House located at 309 S. Reus Street, downtown Pensacola near the Wahoos Stadium. My best friend and her husband had been hearing great things about the restaurant so we decided to check it out. We arrived at 4:30 Saturday evening and were presented with a “cold” menu and informed that the “warm” menu wouldn’t be available until 5:00. We decided to get started with some specialty cocktails and the Beef Fillet Carpaccio, Fried Capers, Shaved Parmesan, Garlic Aioli, Parm, Pickled Cipollini ($12).