Remember that post about jazz a few days ago. Well, I also get a little giddy when I get to try a new brewery. Those are few and far between in Florida, so when it happens it’s real treat.
Some friends and I went to Pass-a-Grille Beach on the Fourth of July. The beach wasn’t near as crowded as I expected it to be. And the traffic was actually pretty easy too. After the beach excursion we went on a little field trip, as I like to call them. Field trips usually consist of trying a new place and hoping for the best.
Peg’s Cantina & Brew Pub is located in Gulfport, FL, just on the mainland side of St. Pete Beach and Pass-a-Grille. I didn’t get the road name, but it looked like it was on Main St. The restaurant looked like it would be better placed if it were Northern CA, AZ, or CO, because of the kokopelli themed décor. Even the plants seemed to be asymmetrical with the geography. But none of this detracted from the experience. I think it added to it.
Peg’s Cantina had some very nice brews on tap and in the bottle. In fact, the son of the owner is one of the brewers for Tampa’s Cigar City Brewery. They brew small batches of there own brew and then offer a nice selection, local and national, of other brews.
There food is nothing to scoff at either, which can sometimes be the case with brew pubs. (Brew pubs sometime focus so heavily on the beer that they forget the food.) I had the Mahi fish tacos that were scrumptious. They tasted fresh—not frozen. The corn salad that accompanied the plate was also refreshing—not greasy or heavy.
So, if your ever in Gulfport be sure and stop by for a good brew and food. I promise you won’t be disappointed. Promise!
Have any of ya’ll ever been? Thoughts?
PS. If anyone from Peg’s Cantina reads this little ol’ blog, I’d love to interview them for a blog post. Just drop me a line or comment on this blog.
- Peg’s Cantina and Brewpub in Gulfport, Florida (Spring Break 2011, Part 4) (boabeerblog.wordpress.com)