Pensacola Beach is growing...
Pensacola Beach is growing and nicely, with better services although a larger grocery store would be a welcomed addition. The Beach is a pleasant close retreat from New Orleans not as far a drive as Destin the usual New Orleans beach resort town. And there are new festivals along with the Greek and Mardi Gras celebrations.
Annual Weiner Dog Races!
Every year in Pensacola, they have the annual weiner dog races to raise money for the Dachsund Rescue Foundation. Dachshund owners from around the area show up to drag race their dogs in various heats based off weight class. Some race well, others veer off the course a little, others never leave the starting blocks.
Prizes and food are all provided by donations. Local sponsors get together to give away grab bags and treats for guests and competitors.
Great fun for an afternoon. Bring your dog!
Annual Race Days vary: check the web often.
Track is located @ 9221 South Loop Road, Pensacola, FL
Funky, Fun, and Fresh!
The ambiance is great - open air, right on the beach. Lots of cool stuff to look at on the walls - boat props, stuffed sharks, boats, old signs. On Sunday, they had a musician singing Jimmy Buffett tunes, which was really nice. You can't beat the price either (see below). They have a full menu as well, but I was happy with the Sunday Brunch menu. Came here for the Sunday Brunch - good call! I got the Six-Egg Seafood Omelette - you read that right - SIX eggs. Stuffed with fish, shrimp, cheese and mushrooms, it was delicious, even though I couldn't eat it all. It came with fruit, cheese grits (or home fries), and New Orleans beignets. I opted for the bottomless mimosa for an extra $6, bringing the grand total, with tax and tip, to a whopping $17. Can't wait to go back and try the Eggs Pensacola Beach, which is their rendition of Eggs Benedict - with seafood!
Atlas didn't live up to hype of previous posts
After reading some previous posts, me and the wife went on a Saturday afternoon. Restaurant was almost empty, yet service was less than desired. Prices were somewhat high and service was poor. Table we were seated at had to be asked to be cleaned.
Food was ok however there wasn't anything special other than the view. Location is the nice thing about this place. Salads were ok, but sides weren't anything special. Oysters were good, but again a bit overpriced for the quality. Recomend you don't waste your money.
Pensacola Light House
The lighthouse was built in 1857 to replace the first light built on the Gulf Coast and the second one in Florida (1824). The interior of Pensacola lighthouse is closed for the season now. The last public tour was Oct. 27th. It will reopen the first Sunday in May 2003 noon to 4 p.m.