December 3, 2023

Northwest | Pensacola

Restaurant Iron

22 N. Palafox Street

Hall of Fame

Alex McPhail is firmly ensconced as a Panhandle pioneer and a top Southern chef. He dolls up organic chicken and dumplins (gnocchi), fries his catch in hushpuppy batter and reinvents compotes, pickles and jams (blackberry chili, strawberry gin). Creole seared salmon is more uptown; so is the Palafox Mule with house ginger beer.

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