Milton Skateboards, founded in 2010 by high-school senior Michael Hough, rolls out skateboard decks, bearings, apparel, and other skating accouterments. Wheels whir with the help of Bones Reds bearings ($14.95) beneath blank ($24.95) and decorated ($39.95+) pro decks in a spectrum of designs including skulls, elephants, abstract patterns, and Norman Rockwell vignettes. Lakai Manchester Select shoes hug feet and latch onto boards with their tacky gum-rubber outsoles and shock-absorbing insoles ($52.95). Skate T-shirts ($18.95) and Zoo York board shorts ($44.95) shield bodies from sunburn and asphaltburn, and Pro-Tec skate helmets ($29.95) protect heads from nasty spills and falling sky. Milton Skateboards extends a 15% discount to military servicepeople.
For more than 25 years, the technicians at Bikes Plus have enabled smooth zooming by stocking new bikes and servicing cycles of all makes and models. With the addition of new location on Palafox Street, they now sharpen their skills at three locations alongside factory technicians several times per year, channeling newfound knowledge into repairs and tune-ups that keep two-wheelers healthy and humming. Customers can also take advantage of staff expertise as they scour racks of rides such as Scott bikes and Fuji cycles. Those already in possession of rides can accentuate them with accessories such as lights and locks, which prevent bikes from being hijacked by someone fleeing a unicyclist.
Clients at Soza Clinic lose weight without diet pills, prepackaged food, or surgery. Instead, the medically supervised weight-loss program incorporates foods that rev the metabolism and avoids options that turn into fat. To support weight-loss efforts, staff members also provide slim shots, which combine B12 and amino acids to enhance liver and gallbladder function, and energy-boosting vitamin B12 injections. Its natural solutions for fat-burning earned it the 2013 title of Best Weight Loss Center in the Pensacola News Journal.
Inspired by her upbringing in a proud, Italian-American household, the owner of Carmelinas On The Go applies long-standing family traditions to her food truck’s house-made cuisine. Like the odds of rain dissolving a toupee made of sugar cubes, the truck’s menu varies from day to day, though italian beef sandwiches, creamy potato salad, and street tacos are regular contributors. For dessert, the mobile eatery drizzles house-made bread pudding with amaretto sauce and assembles dessert nachos from crisp tortillas, chocolate syrup, and fruit compote.
The surfing and skating savants at Innerlight spread outdoor sporting enthusiasm through a wide selection of lessons and beachside merchandise. Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) synthesizes the buoyant balance of surfing and self-propulsion of canoeing to form a single aquatic super-sport. Led by an American Red Cross–certified instructor, the one-hour private lesson hones pupils with boardborne basics. Students learn stable-paddling techniques, ocean-safety skills, and how to read the tides for good conditions without reading goggles. SUP riders receive a paddle and a height- and weight-appropriate board for use during the lesson, with training wheels available upon request.
Hot Spots Bait & Tackle outfits anglers with all the gear needed to make any fishing outing a success, including a big-cobia mouthful's worth of live bait, tackle, rods, and more. Hook sporty redfish with a dozen live shrimp ($4.69), or provide a panoply of fishy hors d'oeuvres with sand fleas, eels, bull minnows, pinfish, and croakers, serenaded by the tones of "Amazing Dace" played by a band of fiddler crabs. Frozen bait includes cigar minnows ($15.99/5-lb. box), shrimp, squid, menhaden, and bally-hoo, cryogenically preserved to serve their role in the future war of man versus carp. Mariners in need of hardware can peruse the stock of rod-and-reel combos ($19.99+), inshore and offshore tackle, and Berkley Gulp! soft plastic lures ($6.49). Fish fashionably with a fresh T-shirt ($15.99+) or pair of sunglasses ($19.99+).