309 S. Reus Street
AWARD: Golden Spoon
Local hero Blake Rushing has given Pensacola another happy place. It’s firmly rooted in Southern treats, experty crafted and twisted, like wild boar sloppy Joes and grouper/shrimp corndogs. Joking aside, the crew is serious about curing, smoking and pickling from house andouille to lamb, ham and beef prosciutto. Feast on Southern fried quail with “everything” biscuits or smoked pork butt with creamed corn. Fine place to pull up a stool, sit a spell and ask for buttermilk pie.