Fiesta's a great bar! Wednesday night beer busts and drag shows are so much fun! Everyone's accepted for who they are. The bathrooms are a little gross, but it's a bar. The lounge is quieter, good for conversation. The dance floor is small, but I think its better this way. I'm pretty sure it's the only gay bar in Panama city, but don't be afraid, everyone's welcome!
The Ageless Book Shoppe is one of a dying breed. A tiny little book-store. You can smell the pages of all the old books when you walk in. It's a little dark and everythings clustered in. Digging through the books is so much fun. This shop is a must for any avid book reader and explorer...
The Place on Harrison is great! We stopped in with a very large party (11 of us) and they had no problems seating us quickly! The service was fast and the server very friendly. Their burgers are huge! Prices are super low, much lower than you'd expect being in that area. My only gripe would be that the olive relish while being delicious, made me burp olives the rest of the day! =) Not too shabby!!
FireMountain Grill was horrible! We went two times, and have actually contacted their corporate headquarters before they closed. The first time I found a hair in my dessert, and management shrugged it off. The second time my husband found some sort of unidentified object in his mashed potatoes. We also watched a "chef" handle raw chicken on the grill, sweep the floor, then go back to the grill and handle the chicken again. All without washing his hands! The second (and last) time we went, we got our money back. This place was nasty!!!
I have been going to Flaps for years! The food is excellent, try the chicken tenders plate. It's very clean, lots of seating. A great place to go for breakfast, lunch, dinner, a late night snack, or just a cup of coffee and some conversation. The waitresses (mostly daytime and mid shift) have all been there forever and treat you like a mom! Ross (the owner) comes in every morning to have a cup of coffee with all the regulars. My friends and I actually had our pre-prom dinner there, had all the staff sign our yearbooks, and have gone back almost weekly in the 10 years since. Flap Jacks is truly a classic!
I absolutely love shopping at Publix. Clean stores, wide isles, great deals! Everyone thinks Publix is more expensive than other stores, but they're not. You also get their fresh baked breads in the bakery (the Chicago Italian is to die for). We get all our cakes from dessert to birthday to wedding from there. The deli makes the best fried chicken ever! Customer service is outstanding, everyone is helpful and cheerful. We will only shop @ Publix from now on!
They are killing their reptiles. Most of their reptiles have rot mouth, due to unsanitary practices. Their bearded dragons are un-healthy, have rot mouth, and are not receiving a proper diet or lighting. My husband is a reptile expert and was disgusted enough with the care of their reptiles that he has reported them. Their fish tanks are not properly cleaned either. We are not knowledgeable on birds, but the birds they have on sale look unhealthy (unkempt and dirty).