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Monday, March 18, 2013

Hub Stacey's on Seville Square in Pensacola, Florida

I have to admit that the original reason my wife and I went to Hub Stacey's, at the corner of Government and Alcaniz streets in Pensacola, Florida, had nothing to do with food...at least not restaurant.

We were in town for my 50th high school reunion (Pensacola Catholic High Class of 1963), and one of our favorite restaurants on Seville Square had closed. We had been in town many other times and I had always wanted to eat "in the restaurant over there on the corner" because of personal history.

In the 1950's or 60's, it was a grocery, specializing in Greek food and other delicacies and was run by a family who had once had a small grocery closer to our home in Warrington, Florida. My father often went into the grocery at the corner of Government and Alcaniz streets to pick up some cheese or meat which he liked, and to touch base with the family which ran it.

Actually, I think it was this grocery where my father bought the infamous Limberger Cheese which he stuck in the glove compartment...and forgot about for several days until the smell became overwhelming.

Anyway, it was purely for personal pleasure that my wife and I decided to actually eat at Hub Stacey's. We did not know what it served or whether the food was any good.

Simple report is that the food is mainly sandwiches, named after various streets and places in Pensacola, although they do have a wide selection of salads, wings, and appetizers (called 'Munchies').

I had the 12th Ave (a favorite drive of mine in Pensacola), which was tuna salad and melted cheddar on toasted sourdough bread. You can get a whole or a half of many of the sandwiches and I chose to get a half.

Good choice! It was actually about the size of a sandwich I might make at home, and was delicious and just right.

My wife got one half of the LaRua (a street in Pensacola with many historic homes). The LaRua is a toasted Muffuletta loaf stuffed with salami, ham, bologna and melted Provolone cheese. It's served with Hub's own olive salad...and my wife says it was delicious and wayyyy more than she could eat!

Hub Stacey's Downtown Menu.

I got my history fix by going into the grocery store my father used to shop in, and I got a good meal at a reasonable price, and a new favorite restaurant on Seville Square in Pensacola, Florida.

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