Happy Thursday! Our upcoming weekend is all about Tommy Tant. The 12th Annual Tommy Memorial Surf Contest will be held Saturday & Sunday a few hundred feet away from our front door. We are excited to be hosting the Kickoff Celebration on Friday Night with music from Brad Corrigan.
The 12th Annual Tommy Tant Memorial Surf Contest
Saturday afternoon will feature live music from Golden Lion Favorite Joe Atti. On Saturday night we will be hosting our nearly world famous Full Moon Luau Party! Show up in your best tropical gear and receive a free rum punch from the Tiki Bar. Stick around for the Limbo Contest!
Tommy Tant Kickoff Celebration Friday, November 11, 2011
The 12th Annual Tommy Tant Memorial Surf Contest presented by Nautica will be held November 12-13, 2011 at the Flagler Beach Pier. There will be an official kick-off concert and silent auction at 6:30 pm on Friday evening at the The Golden Lion Cafe. Join musician Brad Corrigan and friends as they kick-off the 12th Annual Tommy Tant Memorial Surf Classic. There will also be a silent auction of unique International travel packages and surf related items. There is a $5 suggested donation for this event.
The Tommy Tant Memorial Surf Classic began twelve years ago as a small event to celebrate the life of 24-year old surfer, Tommy Tant, who died unexpectedly in his sleep from an aortic aneurysm. With the help of Tommy's former high school teachers, the Flagler Palm Coast High School marketing class organized the first contest. Proceeds were given away in scholarships to local students, beginning the Tommy Tant Memorial Scholarship Fund.
After the original event, Zoee Forehand, owner of Z-wave Surf Shop in Flagler Beach, and her staff directed the contest for the next three years. In the fifth year, Tommy's younger brother, Will, became the event organizer. Now a professional surfer, Will wanted to inspire and encourage the local youth to follow their dreams by introducing them to professional athletes and artists.
With the help of the surf community, the Tommy Tant Memorial Surf Classic is now a internationally recognized event. The event has featured world-renowned photographers Aaron Chang, Brian Nevins, Jimmy Wilson and Tony Neste, cinematographers Matt Katsolis and Nic McClean, artists Austin Blasingame and Patrick Maxcy, and musicians Braddigan and Josh Garrels. Each year, the event also features pro-surfers from across the country, including past champions Aaron Cormican, Asher Nolan and Jesse Heilman.
Over the past twelve years, the Tommy Tant has grown into a two-day event with more than 300 contestants. This year the 12th Annual Tommy Tant presented by Nautica will include two days of amateur and professional competition, nighttime surfing exhibition hosted by Red Bull, food festival, concert, live-art exhibit, and silent auction. All proceeds benefit the Tommy Tant Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Flagler County Food Bank, and the National Marfan Foundation.
Golden Lion Full Moon Luau Party Saturday, November 12, 2011
Join us for our nearly world famous Full Moon Luau Party. Roots reggae by Zebbhi Niyah, limbo contests, Tiki drinks, and dancing under the stars. Tropical attire encouraged, show up in your favorite floral shirt or grass skirt and get a free rum punch from the Golden Lion Tiki Bar!
The Golden Lion is a popular live music venue. We are proud to feature a variety of local & regional musicians. Our musicians are a huge part of our success over the years.
Friday Nov 11 6-10pm Brad Corrigan Sat Nov 12 1-5pm Joe Atti Saturday Nov 12 6-10pm Zebbhi Niyah Thursday Nov 17 5-9pm Cesar Romero Friday Nov 18 6-10pm Joe Atti & Friends Saturday Nov 19 12-4pm Jim Lamb Saturday Nov 19 6-10pm Jeff Pike Wed Nov 23 5-9pm The Park-O-Lators
Beaujolais Nouveau Night
Thursday November 17
It's not too early to make your plans to attend the Golden Lion Beaujolais Nouveau Party! This event is a fall tradition at the Lion as we join the world-wide on the third Thursday of November every year! Live music by Cesar Romero, a special four-course meal, and plenty of wine!
Special 4-Course menu to include your choice of entrees (Beef Bourguignon, Coq Au Vin, Lamb Shank, or Salmon Filet) and our delicious Berry Crepes! Cost of the dinner is $25 per person and does not include wine. Come for dinner or just stop by for a glass.
Beaujolais Nouveau is a red wine made from Gamay grapes produced in the Beaujolais region of France. Hand harvesting and whole berry fermentation create a red wine that is easy to drink and does not age. So drink it while it is young on November 17th!
Call the restaurant at 386.439.3004 for reservations.
Golden Lion Charity Golf Tournament
On Saturday November 19, The Golden Lion is hosting a Golf Tournament on at the Cypress Course to benefit the Flagler Beach Junior Lifeguard Program. $60 per golfer includes Continental Breakfast, Greens Fees, Cart Fees, Range Balls, and an Awards Luncheon at the Golden Lion.
New York Strip Steak & Alaskan Snow Crab Cluster served with fresh asparagus and your choice of roasted red bliss potatoes, french fries, or our house rice.
Fresh Catch Of The Day Served up grilled or blackened as an entree, sandwich, or in fish tacos. We'd tell you what the catch will be, but it changes every day!
From The Bar: We are featuring Tequila Avion this weekend. Tequila Avion, based in SoHo, is sold in 1,000 NYC bars and 48 states, thanks in part to its role in HBO's Entourage. Try it by itself or in a Margarita-Tini!
Featured Menu Item
Have you tried the REALLY Big Burger?
A full pound of ground & seasoned beef on a Kaiser, made especially for this dish. Flame broiled and char grilled with bourbon caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms and cheese.