Polka Dots Releases Inner Kid, Smile

Walking into Polka Dots in Pier Park, is like suddenly finding yourself teleported back to the days of when the Andy Griffith show and soda-pop shops were quickly becoming the rage.

Something about this store connects with the little kid in me,  discretely loosening  the feeble reigns connected to my Adult Decorum.  As soon as that little kid tastes the sweet, sweet freedom, races through the store giggling at the fake dog poop and merrily banging away on the Rock’em Sock’em Robot Game, he’s filled with a grin reminiscent of a whole slice of watermelon in his mouth.

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Taste of the Bay's 'Taste The Beach'

Wineries and restaurants both local and from all over the country could be found Friday night at Taste The Beach in Pier Park. It began at 5:30 p.m. with wine enthusiasts starting out at the front of the 3 tents. Each tent had at least 20 different wines that could be enjoyed and multiple food stations where places like Bone Fish Grill was serving Ahi Tuna and Dee’s Hang Out was serving Jambalaya.

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