Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Tastemakers Take Downtown 2015

Last weekend was the annual Tastemakers event in downtown Pensacola.  I think I had more fun this year because I knew what to expect and the restaurants seemed more prepared for the crowds. Tickets were $25/person for a passport to visit the twelve participating restaurants.

We met at Seville Quarter where we enjoyed a Spanish Paella with Vina Borgia Garnacha.  At Seville, we boarded the trolley and went to Nom Sushi for Hiyashi Chuka (chilled Ramen salad) and Cucumber Sake Lemonade. The trolley took us to Chrisoula's Cheesecake Shoppe, Ever'man Grocery & Cafe,  and Pot Roast & Pinot.  We were then dropped at the corner of the main drag (Palafox & Garden) where we made our way toward Main Street stopping at Pita Pit, Hopjacks's, Beef O'Brady's, The Tin Cow and World of Beer.  Unfortunately, we did not make it to Four Seasons to taste the fried chicken but we all know how good it is and will pay them a visit in the near future.

All in all, it was a great event with what seemed like a good turnout. We went on Friday but the event was Saturday night as well and the passport includes discount for dining until September 19.

To see last year's post...


A great everyday wine available at Seville.

Spanish Paella at Seville Quarter

Grilled flank steak with a house made chimichurri sauce at Pot Roast & Pinot.

Belgian fries at Hopjacks

Classic burger at Tin Cow

Baklava cheesecake at Chrisoula's Cheesecake Shoppe

The Wittekerke was served at Hopjacks with the Belgian fries but not available instead on tap.
We were happy to find it on tap a little later at World of Beer.

World of Beer

Daisy & Courtney



Emily at Tin Cow
I do deClaire


New Mrs. Adventures

20 comments:

  1. Looks like such fun!!!
    Jaymie
    www.jaymieashcraft.com
    I'd love for you to join my Fridays Fashions link up. :)

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    1. Thank you Jaymie! We will look for your linkup on Friday. Thanks for letting us know about it :)
      Traci

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  2. Cucumber sake lemonade sounds interesting and I now want to try it! Looks like such a fun time!

    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

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    1. It is really good. Even if you aren't crazy about sake! Thanks for stopping by :)
      xoxo,
      Traci

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  3. The food looks excellent. I love tasting events where you can try a little of a lot of things. Wittekerke is a really good beer and the baklava cheesecake sounds interesting!

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    1. It was fun and surprising how fast I felt full! I think was my first time trying Wittekerke. Now I need to find it in a store. The Baklava cheesecake was so good. I could have eaten five of those little things.
      Traci

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  4. I love all of the attention to detail. Those sandwiches look so yummy right now, too :)

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  5. This post is making me hungry! Looks like another great night out! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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    1. I know, right?!! Hope you are having a great week at your new job :)
      xoxo,
      Traci

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  6. What a fun event! And OMGGGG the food...yes please! No seriously. I need those Belgian fries now! Love Wittekerke too!

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    1. It was so fun...like a pub crawl but with restaurants and food. Obviously, drinks too. I love Belgian beer so i'm really surprised that Wittekerke is new to me :) The fries are amazing (fried in duck fat for added flavor)!
      xoxo,
      Traci

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  7. Oh my goodness this all looks AMAZING!! I love food/restaruant crawl events. So fun!

    Now I'm hungry, haha!

    Stopping by from the Confident Twosday link-up!

    -Adriele
    www.StyleAssisted.com

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    1. Hi Adriele! Thanks for stopping by! I LOVE these type of events too.
      Traci

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  8. Oh I live events like this! So fun to taste so many yummy things!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  9. This looks like so much fun and everything looks so amazing! Makes me wonder if there are any events like this in my area, I would love to check it out.

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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    1. It was so much fun! I would not normally visit 12 restaurants in one night :) but it was fun.
      Traci

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  10. What a great looking meal, it looks like you had a lot of fun! :)
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    1. Thank you, Lauren! Glad to find your blog :)
      Traci

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