Cajun Specialty Meats crafts an array of piquant delights from third-generation family recipes. Seasoned pork stuffed into andouille sausages ($5.50 each) lends authentic Cajun flavor to gumbo, jambalaya, and rice. A selection of meats stuffed with other meats picks up where nature's creativity left off with complex protein ecosystems. Feast on a pork chop ($20) or a 10-pound turducken ($55), each filled with Cajun sausage. Meatless options include a selection of heat-and-eat entrees such as a sweet-potato-and-praline casserole ($8.99) that serves 8–10 people. Customers should call ahead to place Mardi Gras orders.
Licensed skincare therapist and aesthetician Charlotte Field nourishes the well-being of Skin Couture’s clients by purifying their pores and showing patrons the benefits of regular pampering. Out of a passion for tailoring dermal suits of all shapes and sizes, Charlotte uses Dermalogica skincare products and constantly maintains skills according to the International Dermal Institute's latest innovations, products, and procedures.
At The Butcher Shoppe, handcrafting sausage and sculpting fresh cuts of meat is a family legacy. Owner Kevin Green and his son Jordan will tell you that serving as a local expert on meat is not just a job; it's a way of life. When the father-son team welcomed Troy Moon of the Pensacola News Journal into their store, Jordan showed off his extensive beef knowledge, knife skills, and the tattoo on his arm, which depicts a snarling steak holding a butcher's knife in each hand. When asked how long he planned to work for his dad, the ambitious and dedicated youth replied, "Hopefully until he either gives up this one to me, or we open another one." Given their talent and close connection with their customers, that may not be a bad idea.
In addition to prime, certified Angus and choice beef, the duo showcases specialty items such as bison and alligator, providing a “how-to” cooking guide with each cut in order to ensure the best flavor. They also turn their patrons' wild game into sausage—adding hot Cajun spices, maple, or sage for an extra kick—and handpick marinades and barbecue sauces that are ideal for slathering on grilled meats or making slip ‘n’ slide journeys more flavorful.
At Eastern Shore Weight Loss, patients lose weight under the guidance of Dr. Richard Snellgrove. Using info from patients' initial consultations, Dr. Snellgrove and his staff can create a personalized course of action. That may include medical weight-loss tools such as phentermine, which is an appetite suppressant; lipotropic injections, which are fat-burning compounds; or B12 injections, which are doses of vitamin B12 designed to supply the energy needed to exercise or transcribe Ulysses.
Tanner's assortment of handcrafted candies, pies, and gift baskets cast a spotlight on fresh, locally grown pecans. Wrap your smile around forkfuls of chocolate chip pecan pie ($19.50), a deep-dish taste explosion of nut and rich cocoa, or surprise a fellow dessert fanatic with the maple pecan fudge gift box ($17.95). Containers of praline candied pecans ($15.95) showcase Rubenesque nuts flaunting Creole-spiced sugar gowns. Sugar-free and kosher items also abound in the treat emporium. Swing by one of Tanner's shops to pick up gourmet confections before the holidays, when confections are notoriously scarce.
Thomas Auld began his career as a fisherman in 1952, and since then, his family has been in the seafood business, specializing in shrimp. At Fisherman's Legacy, patrons may peruse lobster tails and fish fillets behind the glass counters of the marketplace or sit down for a meal of fried shrimp, crab cakes, and hush puppies in the dining area.