If you’ve been following along on my Instagram then you know I was in Pensacola with some amazing women this past weekend. The three of us loaded up in the car and went in hopes of a relaxing weekend away. What we experienced was so much more than just a weekend away. The weekend was filled with delicious food (sooo much delicious food), fun events, and lots of laughs. We checked into the Hilton Pensacola Beach, which would be our home for the next couple of days, and proceeded to dinner right after.
We started the weekend off at The Crab Trap Perdido. It was about forty-five minutes from our hotel but it was definitely worth the drive. When we arrived it wasn’t packed, like we expected, and we were seated immediately. The lights were low and there was a live band playing to set the mood. Before stopping at The Crab Trap Perdido you can be we did our research and in doing so the Bierdi (pronounced Bear-Die) crab legs came highly recommended. The were big, juicy, and tender with a slight sweet flavor. The butter was a nice compliment but was definitely not needed.
The next morning we were up early enjoying the beautiful view from our hotel room. We headed over to Nick’s Boathouse in Downtown Penscaola for Brunch and Mimosas. After all, what’s a girls weekend without Brunch and Mimosas?! We were greeted by this adorable kitty cat, forgive me for not remembering her name, who was lounged out on the back patio where we took our seat. To our surprise there was a live blues player who would be our entertainment for the next few hours. We started with Mimosas and WOW were they delish. We indulged in scrumptious Brunch from a cheesy seafood mac n cheese to perfectly cook salmon. There wasn’t one thing about this stop on our itinerary that wasn’t magnificent.
The rest of the day we spent exploring Downtown Pensacola and several of the art festivals hosted by Foo Foo Fest. There was a ballet that afternoon that was magical to watch and markets shops where we were able to get our shopping kick in. For dinner Saturday we stopped by The Fish House in Pensacola. There was an hour and a half wait but thankfully there was an outdoor heated bar area with a live band to keep us entertained while we waited. Keeping with my seafood theme I decided to give their Tuna a try. It was Ahi grade so it was cooked to my desired temperature. It was the second best Tuna I’ve had. It was seasoned perfectly and served with a white beurr blanc which helped make this Tuna so divine.
Sunday was our last day in Pensacola and our main stop was Pensacola Eggfest. This was my second year in attendance and it’s always lots of fun. Eggfest is a food fest in which restaurants and caterers enter a people’s choice competition to determine who made the best dish using a Big Green Egg. There are all kinds of yummy dishes from deserts to bbq meat. The Pensacola Blue Wahoo’s won third place and were one of the vendors I voted for. Their Smoked Duck Quack n Cheese was tasty to say the least. What can I say, I love my mac n cheese and the addition of smoked duck was definitely what set this dish apart.
Needless to say our girls weekend getaway was a success. Our favorite part was that everywhere we went in the Pensacola area there was some type of live band for entertainment. That’s something we lack in our neck of the woods and was one of the highlights of our weekend. Thanks so much for Salt Water Restaurants, Visit Pensacola, and Foo Foo Festival for hosting one amazing weekend. We are already planning the next!