Neighborhood Eatery Delights: with Rustic, International Selections

In the months since opening Cibo (pronounced Chee-bo) Neighborhood Eatery in central Rockledge, Chef Luca Filadi and wife, Lee Ann, have been quietly assessing their new enterprise. Former proprietors of the highly regarded and decidedly upscale Mango Tree in Cocoa Beach, the Filadis opened this new location in Rockledge last year.

Gone are the tourists and […]

Old World Charm in a Brand New Place

If everything that’s old is new again, then Space Coast diners are in for a wonderful surprise with the remodeling and updates that have been completed at the venerable Café Margaux in Cocoa Village.

Since opening 26 years ago with a nod to the old world charm of France, the restaurant has served thousands of people […]

Going Alfresco on the Beach

Ride, Boat, DIG

Local Entrepreneur Leads By Example
By Shawna Serig Kelsch

Family Determinism & Optimism Front and Center

Matt Kerr is a marvel: a dynamo of energy, optimism and strength – both mentally and physically.

“What I’m telling you is not anything I remember, but what I’m told happened,” Kerr began.

“I hit the ground hard. There was bone on bone, gravel […]

Bagel 13 Now Open in Port St. John

The locally-owned restaurant concept is bringing hand-made bagels, cold brew coffee, signature sandwiches and more to PSJ.
Port St. John, Fla. (January  27, 2017) —  Bagel 13 is excited to open the doors to their latest addition in Port St. John, on Friday, January 27th, at 6725 N. Cocoa Blvd (US1).This new location will be open 7 days […]

The Taste of Desire

The word aphrodisiac carries many strong meanings: pleasure, love, beauty, desire…
all of which can be traced to the Greek goddess Aphrodite. Her mysterious and dramatic life is filled with tales of love, war and deception. Yet it’s her beauty and affinity for love, pleasure and procreation that she is most remembered for. It’s no wonder […]

Serving Up Community Enrichment

Pizza Gallery & Grill

SpaceCoast Living sat down with Chris Conneen, founder and CEO of Pizza Gallery & Grill, and when asked if he would like to perhaps talk about their delicious food, friendly service, recent renovations or even what Edible Art Catering (their sister company) can do for the holidays, he simply replied,
“I’d love to […]

A Stylishly Spooky Halloween Dinner

By Craig Chapman, Photographed by Craig Chapman and Ian Hunter
Halloween is one of our favorite times of the year. It marks the start of the holiday season and the somewhat cool fall weather here on Florida’s Space Coast. We couldn’t think of a better time to have a stylishly spooky dinner party outdoors, so we […]

Reservations: Ocean 302

Locals to the southern Brevard beaches know about The Melbourne Beach Market. With fine meats and cheeses, produce, wines and even some hot food to go, it has been a staple to the area for nearly half a century. And what many locals also know of, that you might not, is an addition to the […]

Reservations: CuiZine Restaurant & Lounge

Stanojkovski Brothers Expand Culinary Excellence at CuiZine Restaurant & Lounge
If ambiance was a physical attribute, you could wrap your arms around it at CuiZine in Satellite Beach. Or rather, it could wrap its arms around you. As your eyes adjust from the bright sun of the beach, you’ll find the epitome of the classic jazz […]

Spirit of the Islands

 

Relaxing at Hemingway’s Tavern
By Steven Hicks

You know the saying, “I know that place like the back of my hand”? And then, as the old joke goes, you notice something there you hadn’t seen before. Think of Hemingway’s Tavern as the restaurant version of that adage. Located in The Oaks shopping center, off Hibiscus Boulevard in […]

Food, Family & Friends

A ‘Family Style’ Wedding Dinner
By Craig Chapman, Photo by Craig Chapman and Ian Hunter

The focus on intimate weddings at home with close friends and family lends itself easily to the emerging trend of ‘family style’ meals at wedding receptions. Sharing food at the table is one of the most intimate ways to spend time with […]

Pizza Gallery & Grill

More Than Just Pizza, It Is Truly “Where Food Becomes Art”
By Marissa Pietrobono

Upon entering Pizza Gallery & Grill (PGG), your senses immediately recognize this is NOT your “Typical Pizza Place,” especially since its recent remodel. “There is a fine line between staying fresh and innovative without straying from your brand,” said Founder Chris Conneen. Since […]

Know Your Food Roots

 

Avalon Hydroponic Farms
By Craig Chapman

Fresh from your local produce store is nothing like fresh from your local farm. Avalon Hydroponic Farms is literally taking a “from the ground up approach to farming.”

Sherill Spaccio and partner Steve Miley had a dream to leave behind their lives in the medical field and build a community farm. That […]

A Life in Seafood

Coastal Crab Company

by Craig Chapman, assisted by Ian Hunter

High school sweethearts Bruce and Nene Tucker never thought they would one day own their own restaurant. It was in their DNA before they even knew it, even their daughter saw it. “When our daughter was about eight or nine, she spoke about it. She said, ‘Daddy […]

Around the World: PC Keats

Brunch, Lunch and Dinner at PC Keats

A meal at PC Keats in Downtown Melbourne is like a “trip around the world.” Craving a slice of pizza, an arepa, a gyro or ropa vieja? PC Keats offers all of these mouth-watering items from around the world and even more. A revamped menu and a remodel offer […]

The Cooking Class

by Craig Chapman

Ever wanted to try your hand at making authentic Indian cuisine? Do you think sushi is only something you can get at a restaurant? Ever wanted to make you very own fresh pasta?

Here’s your chance! A new wave of cooking classes in Brevard are offering residents a unique opportunity to work with and […]

Space Coast Food Businesses Keep It Real

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and thriving in Brevard County, Fla. and an amazing new segment of these startups are food focused businesses. Over the past decade, Americans have begun to shift their focus back to their local roots, supporting small businesses and “mom and pop” shops. It’s only natural that this focus also includes […]

Suzy Fleming Leonard

The Space Coast’s food expert, FLORIDA TODAY Dining Editor Suzy Fleming Leonard, dishes on her favorite food, why she loves her work and more.

Dining At Disney

The Mouse House, as Disney is affectionately called, is not just a magical place for children. You might be surprised to learn there are upscale options when dining at Disney. Adults may even find that their favorite part is the food and a trip without children is easily filled with delicious dining throughout the parks and hotels.