My girlfriend, Betty, belongs to a group of Red Hat Ladies who meet once a month for lunch. So Betty invited me to join them today for their "Red Hot Renegades June Luncheon." How could I resist that kind of invite?
|NICK'S Boathouse, Pensacola, Florida.|
The luncheon was at NICK'S Boathouse in Pensacola. The restaurant is right on Pensacola Bay with a huge trellis covered patio facing the bay. A beautiful view with a tropical Gulf breeze, yummy food and an awesome group of Red Hat Ladies. What fun!
Here's the link to NICK'S Boathouse - Pensacola, FL
|Some of the patio seating at NICK'S Boathouse.|
Betty and I split a "Spinach and Artichoke Flatbread" which was quite tasty and just the right amount for a light lunch. In addition to spinach and artichoke, it was topped with marinara sauce, tomatoes, black olives and feta cheese. Yum!
|The Red Hat Ladies at NICK'S Boathouse.|
The Red Hat Ladies ordered an assortment of different seafoods for lunch. As I recall, every plate was cleaned and everyone was pleased with their choices for lunch.
|A to-die-for yummy chocolate dessert.|
Then came dessert for those who still had room for something else. One of the ladies ordered Key Lime Pie and I noticed she didn't share. (Nope, I wouldn't share Key Lime Pie either, which is one of my favs.)
Two ordered some death-by-chocolate kind of dessert of huge fudge brownies topped with ice cream, chocolate syrup, whip cream and a cherry. Well, extra spoons were delivered to the table and we all had to try that chocolate delight. Check out the photo to see this to-die-for chocolate dessert.
|Some of the inside seating.|
The service at NICK'S Boathouse was great. Our waiter was wonderful and readily agreed to snap several photos of our group. As I already mentioned, the view was gorgeous and the Red Hat Ladies were a delight. I can't wait until the next Red Hot Renegades Luncheon.
I couldn't resist snapping a few photos of NICK'S Boathouse so I could share them with you. If you happen to be in Pensacola, I'd recommend that you stop there for a yummy lunch or dinner or even just for a drink.
|The fish tank at NICK'S Boathouse.|
The inside seating is really nice, but sitting outside and gazing at the beautiful bay is even better. It was such a tranquil setting, I could have stayed there for hours.
Oh, don't forget to check out the 450 gallon fish tank in the restaurant. I've included a photo of that too.
|Me as a Red Hat Lady.|
For the record, Betty let me borrow a Red Hat for the occasion. Next time I'll be dressing in purple and sporting my own Red Hat. Hmm! I really liked that borrowed hat, so I just may have to borrow it again.
Betty also loaned me one of her books: THE RED HAT CLUB by Haywood Smith
A special thanks to the Red Hot Renegades. It was great getting to meet all of you and I'm looking forward to the next luncheon. Until then, I hope you'll join Betty and I at our regular hang-out at Krispy Kreme in Pensacola for some yummy donuts and coffee.
Our regular hang-out: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts - Pensacola, FL