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"Beer for Breakfast" won't just be the name of a Replacements song on Sept. 27. That's when Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen and Taproom, 10 Palafox Place, will join forces with Funky Buddha Brewery for a Breakfast Beer Dinner.
Served at 6 p.m., the meal will pair four breakfast-ready courses with four of Funky Buddha's brews. The menu includes grilled shrimp and spicy cheese grits paired with "Floridian Mimosas" — Funky Buddha Hefeweizen with a splash of orange juice; Nashville hot chicken and waffle bites with crispy bacon and cayenne-scented syrup, paired with Funky Buddha French Toast Double Brown Ale with cinnamon and vanilla; smoked ham and cream cheese egg tart topped with jalapeno jelly and paired with Funky Buddha Fire in the hole Raspberry Habanero Red Ale; and toffee-almond flourless chocolate tort with salted bacon whip cream and chocolate-covered espresso beans paired with Funky Buddha Wide Awake, It's Morning Imperial Maple Bacon Coffee Porter.
The cost for the meal is $45 plus tax and gratuity, inclusive of all food and beer. Reservations are required. To secure your space, or for more information, visit
Groovy Goat goes to OWA
Groovy Goat is set to become the first restaurant to open at OWA, the new sports and entertainment resort in Foley, Alabama. The new themed restaurant will open Sept. 30.
Groovy Goat is the latest concept from Sunshine Ventures, an Orlando-based restaurant company, which held the development agreement for Buffalo Wild Wings in Central Florida, among several other concepts. Groovy Goat will be at the front entrance of OWA, the first restaurant to open in the complex’s Downtown District. A ticket to The Park at OWA is not required to dine at Groovy Goat.
The restaurant will feature some of the largest screens for sports in the area. It will have more than 40 arcade games and several experiences to be announced later. Groovy Goat’s scratch kitchen offers a twist on many of the traditional sports restaurant offerings. The menu will feature everything from soups and salads to steaks and seafood. All dishes, including the salad dressing, will be made from scratch.
For more information, visit www.thegroovygoat.com.>
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Greek Fest is coming soon
We're just one month away from one of Pensacola's premier food festivals.
Mark your calendar for Oct. 13-15 for the 58th annual Pensacola Greek Festival at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Pensacola. Festival hours are 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 13-14 and noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 15.
This year, the Greek Festival will be celebrating the island of Samos, an island some of the church's parishioners call home.
Many of the specialty food items are prepared by the parishioners and by some of the Gulf Coast's popular restaurants, owned by church members. Guests will find all the dinner items located in the Hellenic Center, sandwiches and salads will be located in the outdoor taverna, along with calamari and Greek fries; all the pastries will be outside under the main tent.
Tickets, cash and checks are accepted at all cash registers and there are plenty of ATM machines available onsite; credit cards will NOT be accepted this year. Guests should utilize street parking in the nearby neighborhoods. Those with special needs may be dropped off in front of the Hellenic Center while the driver finds parking.
For more information, visit www.pensacolagreekfestival.com.