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Smokin’ in the Square: BBQ in Pensacola

One of the most fun weekends of the year, and after weeks of beautiful weather, Saturday dawns cold and rainy, and the big barbecue contest and the big Pensacola Mardi Gras Parade are scheduled for this day. Fortunately, the skies held back until late in the day, and both barbecue cook-off and Mardi Gras were a big success.

AdventureMan and I hit the cook-off after a spring vegetable growing class out at Garden Gate Nurseries. Oh, what fun. People from all over the barbecue-ing states of the nation competing to produce the best barbecue. Heaven!

Live music at the fest

This is what we had to eat – Tennessee Tacos; pulled pork with baked beans and cole slaw on top of a flour taco shell, with your choice of barbecue sauce. YUMMMMMMMMM.

March 7, 2011 Posted by | Adventure, Community, Cooking, Cultural, Eating Out, Events, Food, Pensacola | 6 Comments

Gas Price Nightmare

In Qatar and in Kuwait, every time I filled my gas tank, I smiled. Gas runs around 70 cents a gallon. 🙂 🙂 🙂

Gas prices in Pensacola are putting a real burden on the population, but especially on the poor.

Actually, this is from a couple days ago. The price has gone up again since then. 😦

March 7, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 Comments