Pensacola's Taste of the Beach – Sept. 14-15, 2013

Pensacola's Gulf Front Hilton - one of the lodging partners for Taste of the Beach. Photo courtesy of Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front.

Looking for a fun way to spend this coming weekend? It’s not too late to plan an awesome trip to attend a fabulous festival and see what Taste of the Beach is all about!

Taste of the Beach is a festival presented by the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce. Packed with activities for everyone in the family, you’ll delight in the culinary treats available in tent after tent of delicious seafood and other signature dishes from around the area. And what better scenic backdrop than the beautiful Gulf of Mexico with its luscious, sandy beaches and brilliant waters!

This year the guest celebrity chef is none other than Andrew Zimmern – what a treat! Come join this beach party and enjoy Andrew presenting a cooking demonstration in a more intimate setting. Book today and start the countdown to sip, savor and surf Pensacola’s Taste of the Beach!

More on Zimmern…

Andrew Zimmern is a James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, food writer, teacher and is widely regarded as one of the most versatile and knowledgeable personalities in the food world. As the creator, host and co-executive producer of Travel Channel’s hit series, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World, and his new series, Bizarre Foods America, he travels the globe, exploring food in its own terroir. From world class restaurants to street carts and jungle markets, it’s all about discovering and sharing the authentic experience as a way to interpret the way we live our lives so we can make better choices for our future.

In May 2012, Zimmern won the prestigious James Beard Award for “Best Television Program On Location.” He previously won a Beard Award for “Best TV Food Personality” in 2010.  His web-series, Toyota’s Appetite for Life, received an Effie in 2010. Bizarre Foods also took home two CableFax awards in 2009, one for “Best Television Program: Food,” another for “Best Online Extras” for Andrew’s Travel Channel web-series, Bizarre Foods in the Kitchen.

Zimmern is a contributing editor at Food & Wine magazine, an award-winning monthly columnist at Mpls-St. Paul Magazine and a senior editor at Delta’s Sky magazine. As a freelance journalist, his work has appeared in numerous national and international publications. Andrew is the author of The Bizarre Truth, and Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World of Food published by Broadway Books/Random House, as well as Andrew Zimmern’s Field Guide to Food, published by Feiwel & Friends.

Andrew has served as a corporate and product spokesperson for Target, Cascal, Pepto Bismol, Toyota, General Mills, Proctor & Gamble, and Travel Leaders. Recently, Zimmern joined Babson College as Entrepreneur in Residence at the Lewis School through the spring of 2013. He is also a board member of Services for the Underserved in New York City.

Where to stay…

Pensacola offers lots of accommodations from hotels, motels and wonderful condos! Choose what suits your needs at the Taste of the Beach web site under LODGING PARTNERS. You can also find rooms right where I’m staying – at the amazing Hilton Gulf Front Pensacola Beach!

Beautiful Hilton Gulf Front Hotel in Pensacola, Florida. Photo courtesy of Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front.
Beautiful Hilton Gulf Front Hotel in Pensacola, Florida. Photo courtesy of Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front.

If you go…

Taste of the Beach

Hilton Gulf Front Hotel

12 Via De Luna Dr., Pensacola Beach, FL 32561


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