I had the opportunity this weekend to attend a couple of events that were filled with cajun flavors. I have loved crawfish since I was a kid growing up in Mississippi, and I have come to love Bloody Marys in the past few years. The first event took place in downtown Pensacola while the Bloody Mary Festival was on Pensacola Beach. Both were a good time with family and friends, and they also supported good causes.
The first event of the weekend was Crawfish For A Cause at Seville Quarter. For $25 you would get 3 pounds of crawfish, corn, potatoes and sausage. This event supported the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research. The crawfish boil lasted from noon until 7, and the event stayed packed for hours. This was the second annual event so be sure to check for future events or click the link above to find out more about the foundation.
On Sunday I headed out to Pensacola Beach for the 2nd annual Pensacola Beach Bloody Mary Festival at Capt'n Fun Nightclub, Bar & Grille. For $15 dollars we were all able to try 12 different Bloody Marys and vote on which restaurant could boast that they serve the best one. The event was filled with music along with another crawfish boil, and they chose to benefit Covenant Care.
Several restaurants and bars came prepared to win this competition. While a few used seafood as a garnish, almost all of them included bacon with their drink. Some of the bartenders went outside of the box and chose to concoct a green version. While the competition was close between the Hilton and the Vineyard, I have to say that the Hilton won me over this year.
As it warms up and spring arrives, there will be more festivals to come. Spring and summer are my favorite seasons because there is so much to do in Pensacola. I will be grabbing my friends and making sure that we experience as much as possible. I suggest that you do the same.