Around Town

Recently seen and heard around Gulfport…

Head Chef Sawyer Bates of Little Tommie’s Tiki strawberry, mixed berry or pineapple empanadas with vanilla cinnamon ice cream – fresh every morning.

Head Chef Sawyer Bates of Little Tommie’s Tiki strawberry, mixed berry or pineapple empanadas with vanilla ice cream – fresh every morning.

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays at homes and businesses in the community, throughout Town Shores and the decorated city trees at the Casino and Clymer Park … In honor of our favorite reindeer, Boca Bay Grille is featuring a Red-Nosed Reindeer Martini this month … The Peninsula Inn is hosting a special event on December 17 for Mayor Sam Henderson, who is semi-retiring from the hospitality business, that includes a tackiest sweater contest and prizes … Stella’s celebrity chef Olive Davis is whipping up some holiday treats such as Christmas meatball egg rolls, a seasonal quiche, holiday and “adult” coffees and more … Tickets to the 2016 Pink Flamingo Tour of Homes in the Marina District go on sale at a discount with a free t-shirt for one day only on December 12, during Holiday Hoopla … Peg’s Cantina will be under new ownership beginning later this month … Santa was spotted at the City of Imagination ArtSpace last weekend … Word on the street is Backfin Blue Cafe will officially reopen in January with fresh renovations and an updated menu … There’s a new bookseller in town, The Curated Bookshelf, at the Tuesday Fresh Market with new and gently used titles to buy and trade … Sawyer Bates, head chef at Little Tommie’s Tiki, prepares one of the restaurant’s specialties – strawberry, mixed berry or pineapple empanadas with vanilla ice cream – fresh every morning … Rumor has it there will be a Festivus History of Christmas party for the rest of us at the Gulfport History Museum on December 18 … Seen on a t-shirt: I sure hate having to wear my shorts and flip-flops in December — said no one ever.

 

 

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