Put the Kettle On

By: Tanya Mutton

Catastrophe. “Put the kettle on.” Drama. “Put the kettle on.” Need a good chat? “Put the kettle on.”

The phrase, “Let me put the kettle on and make a nice cuppa” is usually the first thing English people say to make all things better. It’s a huge part of the social culture and it’s […]

Going Alfresco on the Beach

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘Shroom for Improvement

Finding the right daily nutritional balance is no easy feat. Managing sugar, carbohydrate, fat and red meat intake takes serious effort and planning, but transforming your favorite recipes into more nutritious family meals may be easier than you realize.

Farm Fresh Latin Food

at La Estancia de Luisa
Photos and copy by Craig Chapman
Editorial assistance provided by Ian Hunter
Upon first walking in to La Estancia de Luisa, I am brought back to my years in Brooklyn, walking by Latin catering halls late at night with the smell of amazing food wafting out into the cold night air. The smell […]

Reservations: Trend Kitchen

“Food-focused” cuisine might seem like a redundant phrase, but it only takes one visit to Trend Kitchen to understand the distinction. Utilizing the freshest ingredients, created entirely from scratch every day by the talented and inventive chefs, Trend Kitchen delivers amazing dishes and a unique dining experience to guests.

UMAMI: Bringing ‘Real’ Sushi to Melbourne

Umami, literally translated in the Japanese language means “pleasant savory taste.” Chris Chern, owner of Melbourne’s Umami Restaurant and Sushi Bar, creates food that is nothing short of the meaning.

Reservations: The Look of Love

The most popular date has always been to treat the one you fancy to a night out of fine-dining. This Valentine’s Day, celebrate your significant other with a trip to these elite dining establishments brimming with romance in Brevard.

Delicious Lebanese Dishes at Cedars Café

Food runs deep in the Elkhouri family. Way back before opening the now almost 12-year-old Cedar’s Café in Melbourne, mother and owner Marlene was teaching her children how to cook.

Bagel 13 Opens in Melbourne

New Restaurant Serves Made-from-Scratch Bagels, House-Roasted Coffees and Meats for Breakfast, Lunch and Catering
MELBOURNE, Fla. (Dec. 28, 2015) – New, contemporary tastes have landed on Florida’s Space Coast. Melbourne residents can now bite into a better bagel with the launch of Bagel 13. In addition to offering up great tasting, fresh, made-from-scratch bagels for breakfast, lunch and […]

Deliciously Local Gifts for Foodies

What do you get for the food obsessed who seem to know and have it all when it comes to food related products? We have a few suggestions to make their taste buds soar, open up their creative culinary minds a bit more, rest and relax after a rough day in the kitchen, and a few sweet somethings that they can simply just simply appreciate.

All in the Family

You may have heard a buzz lately about a small, “you have to go there the food is amazing!” place called Chez Quan’s, an unlikely little spot in Brevard County in a location off Aurora Road. The food really is amazing.

Festive recipes

Three spectacular foodies in Brevard County took a moment to share their favorite recipes and the stories behind them.

Reservations: Backwater in Downtown Melbourne

Backwater in Downtown Melbourne specializes in southern inspired food that everyone can eat, including those with vegan and vegetarian diets.

Reservations: Austin’s Chophouse

Austin’s Chophouse, located in The Avenue in Viera, brings just the same atmosphere of a high-end steakhouse in a larger city to our very own Space Coast.

Reservations: BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse specializes in a Southern California twist on the traditional Chicago-style deep dish pizza. Located in front of the Melbourne Square Mall, the large establishment is approximately 7,300 square feet and seats over 200 guests.