Wow. We’re only just now rested up enough to divulge this past weekend’s festivities. We were that busy- but all in the name of fun!

A Tasty Preview

Proud to be listed with some of our other local favorites!

 We were thrilled to be a part of this year’s Taste of the Beaches. This annual event took place on Saturday July 23rd at the St. Pete Beach Rec Center, just a few minutes away from us here at PCI, and adjacent to the SPB Police station (you never know when Chamber of Commerce members could get rowdy). Twenty of our friends and neighbors also had tables and presented some amazing dishes. Snapper’s (along with their sister restaurant Madfish) offered seafood specialties, Publix showed off some beautiful tiered cakes, and our favorite local coffeehouse Steam provided their caffinated delights (just to name a few). Live music kept the crowd dancing off those extra calories.

French Onion Soup and Beef en Croute. Mmm...

To up the ante, we debuted some of our brand new menu items, available at Beachwood BBQ & Burger starting this week! Chef Henry and our kitchen staff kept the food coming with assembly-line precision and nobody was left without a delicious sample.

Among the new favorites?

Crispy Crab Cake – homemade crab cake served over jicama green apple slaw and chiplote mayo.

Beef en Croute – marinated beef tips served over a garlic crouton with horseradish sauce.

Meatloaf Sliders – smoked meatloaf, (s)mashed potato, BBQ sauce, and crispy onion straws.

For our new complete menu, come drop by sometime. We’ve kept the old stand-bys we can’t get enough of (ribs, BBQ smothered sandwiches, kicked up Ceasar salad, and the rest!), but added some new seafood entrees, burger choices (including a new Boca burger for our vege-heads!), and signature snacks. We’re pumped and can’t wait to hear what you think!

The Summer Concert MUST Go On

Poolgoers had the best seats in the house!

 Also on Saturday July 23rd (we told you we were busy!), we hosted our Summer Break Concert Series with Backline Music Group, featuring Anchor Atlantic. They rocked the pool stage and proved, yet again, why they’re Tampa Bay’s BEST top 40′s cover band. If you missed their Journey cover, let us tell you, it brought down the house.

Mikayla jammed in very appropriate attire for our poolside party.

There was a point when we feared an early end to our celebration. A summer storm came approaching from the east and it looked like the party might be over. Fortunately, both Anchor Atlantic and our friends who came out, would have nothing of the sort! We continued the music, Heineken specials, and dancing just a few feet away at PCI Beach Bar! We never let a little rain ruin our fun. We are Floridians.

Dark skies (and more fun) on the horizon.

 Summer Family Fun

Photo-op time!

This past weekend we were also pleased to welcome the Sales family for their family reunion. The organizers of the family made up welcome bags for each arriving family member, with pictures of their great-great-(great?)grandparents. Generations of family members gathered for this summer meet, enjoying some of the best food on the beach (not to boast) and catching up in our garden courtyard. We just love family gatherings, and there’s no time for them like the summer!

Let’s Wrap It Up

We ended the weekend on Sunday with a live performance by local favotite Josh Magwood Band. Their ska/reggae sound always provides the perfect soundtrack for Sundays on the beach at PCI. If you haven’t caught their set yet, join us this Sunday July 31st at 6PM (a little later than their usual spot at 2:30).  Extend your weekend and stay over Sunday night- ask about our “Weekday Wipeout” special for great rates (yes, Sunday is included!).

Hope to see you then!