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 pickle-brined chicken 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.