Wine-Pairing & Beach Sunning | Cocoa Beach Uncorked

By Mallorie Ann Ingram

Listen up all you winos and foodies. Did you know that Cocoa Beach holds an annual food and wine festival? I didn’t, but immediately decided to give Uncorked Cocoa Beach a try. Little did I know it would certainly become my next inspirational encounter here on the Space Coast. For years, I’ve […]

Squid Lips | Reservations

“We want to be who we are; we want Squid Lips to be that place where you can leave your problems in the parking lot and come in here and pretend you’re somewhere else—maybe the Florida Keys.”
 – Buz Underill, owner

by Steven Hicks 

When this author moved to Central Brevard, the most-repeated recommendation was that we had […]

Fresh vs Frozen | Memories, Meals & Moscato | SpaceCoast LIVING

By Rebecca Meyer

I grew up in an Italian family where my mom did most of the cooking. She was an exceptional chef who introduced me to the art of cooking from the heart. Would I consider myself someone capable of whipping up a tasty masterpiece in little to no time? You better believe it. After […]

Brevard EATZ | Food

By Ryan Randall

Along North Wickham Road, near Baytree Drive and the corporate offices of Space Coast Credit Union, stands a restaurant that is a weekly staple for many local residents. With signature salads providing healthier options for patrons and specialty sandwiches unlike any others in the area, EATz provides a unique take on the food […]

A Perfect Mix | El Leoncito Mexican and Cuban Restaurant

by Steven Hicks

Michael Sanchez’s family started their restaurant life in Southern California; one in Culver City, then Whittier, La Habra and Brea. Eventually, his father decided to sell the restaurants and move to Florida to escape to the tropical weather. His wife (Michael’s mother) is Mexican, so Florida was more the father’s climate. “We ended […]

Pizza Gallery & Grill

By Jamie Meagher

You’ve probably noticed, as have we, that there is no shortage of pizza restaurants on the Space Coast. Just on your daily commute you could most likely count several big name chains, a couple of New York style independents and maybe even a Chicago style joint. So in a sea of competition of […]

Personal Grocery Shoppers

By Deb Kemps

In today’s hurried times it is hard to find food products that are healthy, delicious and easy to prepare. I know I do not have the time to comb the grocery store looking for the latest and greatest in food products. Something that has truly made a difference for my grocery shopping choices […]

Soup’s On

By Deb Kemps
The temperatures won’t exceed the 40s today, and for a Florida native, that is seriously cold weather.  My very first reaction when I had heard we were getting a cold front was, “I am making soup.” I love soup; it is comfort food for me. Does anyone else get comfort from a bowl […]

Meg O’Malley’s Carries on the Tradition of St. Patrick’s Day in Brevard

The day starts with an Irish breakfast, and as Scotty Marathas, co-owner of Meg’s, tells us, “From that point, we have Irish dancers, bagpipes, all your traditional Irish food, inside and out. Plenty of green beer and Guinness.” There is Irish entertainment throughout the day and then, in the evening, the streets are closed for […]

Reservations: Chef’s Table at Amici’s

David Dashi brings Sought After Dining Experience
Chef’s Table Adds  Flavor To Amici’s
There is a name on the Space Coast that may be right up there in the pantheon of Ruth Chris’ or Shula’s. David Dashi will always have a passion for serving Italian food. But when he developed the concept for his steakhouse, Chef’s Table, he […]

Food: Edible Aphrodisiacs

Yummy Treats for the Month of Love
By Deb Kemps
Most every culture since ancient times has used some type of edible aphrodisiacs. The range is amazing and interesting: everything from chocolate, fruits and vegetables to oysters and spices. With February being the month of “love,” and Valentine’s Day upon us, we’ll focus on yummy treats like […]

Beachside Fusion at Kiwi

By Steven Hicks
There are restaurants that use a family name or a distant locale that expresses their style. And restaurants with fun names using animals as characters. There are many ways to name a restaurant, and each tells a story. This one just tells you exactly what to expect: Beachside Fusion at Kiwi.
What have you […]

Food: Eating Healthy in the New Year

Healthy Eating in the New Year

By Deb Kemps
Time to stray away from all the fad diets that only offer minimal results in the short term and can be harmful in the long term. Eating a mainly plant based whole foods diet is beneficial to everyone and can be very satisfying.  I spoke with Erika Nigh, a […]

Holiday Dinners

Connecting Through Food, Family and Culture
By Craig Chapman
The holidays are here, and that means it’s time for some of our favorite traditional family foods. It’s a time to celebrate who we are with traditional family recipes and our unique cultural traditions. Food is the one thing we can all relate to, and it’s through these traditional […]

The Perfect Wine for the Holidays | Tropical Moscato

Perfect as fall palate cleansers, Tropical Mango Moscato and Tropical Passion Fruit Moscato are two sparkling wines from the Italian region of Asti that are blended with real tropical mangos and passion fruits, respectively. These refreshing sparkling wines evoke feelings of sunshine and paradise in a glass and go great with fall’s sweeter fare.
Try a […]

Reservations | Island Pasta Company

“People think we are just about pasta, but we offer so much more.” -Terrence Crovo, Marketing & Operations, Thornado Hospitality Group
After 17 years of serving the community with mouthwatering cuisine, Island Pasta Company in historic downtown Melbourne couldn’t be happier with its positive impact on the Space Coast. Not only does this Caribbean dining spot take […]

Smells Like Fall | Quick and Easy Comfort Food Recipe

By: Tanya Mutton 
Ingredients
1/2 lb ham steak, chopped into cubes
1 apple, peeled, cored and diced
1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced into 1/4″ to 1/2″ thick cubes
1/2 medium onion, diced
4 eggs, scrambled
coconut oil, for sautéing
Spices
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Instructions

In a small bowl, mix all […]

UpFront | Oktoberfest

Strap on your lederhosen and get ready for some schnitzel, it’s that time of year again – Oktoberfest! Each year more than six million people from around the world attend this annual funfair in Munich, Germany. Roughly seven million liters of beer are served during the 16-day celebration, while visitors enjoy a wide variety of […]

Healthy Eating at Your Favorite Restaurant

It’s that time of year again. Delicious temptations of holidays feasts and treats are being thrown at us from every angle: family, friends, work parties, holiday parties, Halloween, Thanksgiving… The holidays! If it’s not a feast at home or work to celebrate all the great things that go on this time of year, then it’s […]

Reservations | Off The Traxx

Back on the Right Track
Words and photos by Steven Hicks
Over the past few years, Downtown Melbourne has become quite the destination for shopping, events and food. What was once a street with Meg O’Malley’s, Matt’s Casbah and Main Street Pub as its primary offerings, New Haven Avenue is now alive with new and interesting eateries. […]