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 […]

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.

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.

Reservations: Islands Fish Grill

Locals and visitors alike love Islands Fish Grill. Just steps away from Indialantic’s Boardwalk beach on Fifth Avenue, the restaurant has been open for 16 years.

Getting to Know Ryan Engdahl Executive Chef of Calilou

Top Tapas: Calilou, a tapas bar located in Historic Downtown Melbourne, is experiential dining at its best where the food is the entertainment and the diners partake in the fun. Tapas plates originate from Spain focusing on small dishes made with a few fresh ingredients and local flare. Calilou boasts an intimate setting with candlelit tables, […]

Amici’s Italian Beachside Bistro

Amici’s, which, fittingly, translates to “friend” in Italian, has opened a second beachside location in Indian Harbour Beach.
David Dashi, who owns and runs both Amici’s, along with his wife Valentina, believes in the concept of treating each restaurant patron as a friend. “I love this business and my wife is very supportive,” Dave says. Dave’s […]

Worlds of Flavor

Sublime Restaurant and Sangria Lounge
Looking for an experience and not just dinner out? Sublime Restaurant and Sangria Lounge in Cocoa Village offers just that with delicious food and tasty sangria.

Tapas are a unique experience and Sublime’s interpretation of the Spanish small plates are great as appetizers or to share numerous plates with friends.

Sublime’s chef, Michael […]

Reservations: Red Ginger

“We’re a different type of restaurant. With a different type of cuisine,” explains Grace Han.
Yes, good food in the mall is possible. Red Ginger’s new location in the Melbourne Square Mall is near JC Penney and easily accessible from the northwest side, inside or outside of the mall. Red Ginger is one of the few […]

Behind the Bar at Pizza Gallery & Grill

Ericka Heinly recently celebrated her 11th anniversary at Pizza Gallery & Grill. To say she knows what she’s doing behind the bar would be an understatement.

She had a hand in creating all of the drinks for the restaurant’s latest menu, including new favorites such as The Bella Rosa, an Italian take on the mojito, and […]

Vote Now – Readers’ Choice Dining Awards!

Vote Now – Readers’ Choice Dining Awards!
SpaceCoast Living’s annual readers’ choice dining awards are back! Once a year, we want you, our readers, to tell us your favorite dishes and restaurants on the Space Coast in categories – new restaurant, Sunday brunch, sushi, seafood and many more! Restaurants can be high-end or casual, but they […]

Reservations: Keke’s Breakfast Café

It is commonly said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If this is true then a trip to Keke’s Breakfast Café in Melbourne will surely start the day off right.

“Everybody loves breakfast and in today’s busy world it is often difficult to find time to enjoy,” owner Becky Matteson said. “Breakfast […]

Heart Healthy Holiday

The holiday season is all about family, fun and food! Getting your family to eat heart-healthy, especially during the holidays, requires effort. Take the first step to making healthier food choices by taking part in the American Heart Association’s National Eating Healthy Day on Wednesday, November 6.

On this day, Americans are encouraged to eat healthy, […]

Reservations: Ossorio Bakery and Cafe

One Simple Philosophy — So Many Homemade Treats
Coffee, ice creams, pastries, flat bread pizzas, sandwiches, salads, omelets. If you think that one café in Cocoa Village couldn’t specialize in all this then you haven’t been to Ossorio Bakery and Cafe. 

With all those options you could potentially find a crowd at any time of day. The […]

Reservations: Mack Daddy’s

Foodies know that when it comes to grilling it is all about the sauce. Whatever type you like — spicy, tangy or sweet, barbecue devotees everywhere are singing the praises of Melbourne’s Mack Daddy’s Hawg Sauce.

Developed forty years ago by Tom Gates in his own family’s kitchen, Mack Daddy’s Hawg Sauce had its beginnings as […]

Espresso Martini Recipe

While Mom is eating in bed this Mother’s Day on the delicious quiche recipe you prepared for her – try this perfect, easy morning cocktail! Recipe by Chef Stuart Borton.

 

1.5 oz. Absolut Vanilla Vodka

2 oz. of Espresso

1 oz. Dark Cream de Cocoa

Reservations: Crush Eleven

“Rustic urban fare” is the term coined by the owners of Crush Eleven to describe their new restaurant’s unique eats. “Our intention was to create a genre of comfort food with a contemporary twist. Rustic food can be from any culture so long as it is authentic and truly a comfort food.
Nothing pretentious, just good,” […]

Alex Litras of Cafe Margaux and Ulysses’ Prime Steakhouse

As a young boy, Alex Litras spent hours in his grandparents’ fabric store in Brooklyn, New York. He’d stand on the stairs and watch his grandfather pull down giant bolts of fabric in a rainbow of colors and eye-catching patterns, measure and cut it precisely for his customers. His father worked for the textile factory […]

Cook in Style

We believe functionality can always cross with style even in the kitchen! aprons are the perfect accessories for any occasion, whether you’re reheating last night’s spaghetti, hosting a dinner party with your friends, or baking granny’s famous cookie recipe with your kids for the 100th time. never have to change any of your favorite outfits […]

Reservations: Coconuts on the Beach

 

 

Ask any local where to go for some summer fun, and most likely they’ll point to the beach. More specifically, they’ll point to Coconuts on the Beach. With its delectable eats, fruity specialty cocktails, live music, direct beachfront bearings and come-as-you-are attitude, Coconuts has become one of the area’s most popular places to while away […]

Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

The right food can make all the difference when it comes to planning the perfect picnic.  Petty’s Meat Market, Suntree owner Leigh Pettigrew suggests the following:

 
Quinoa and Black Bean Salad
1 1/2 cups quinoa

1 1/2 cups cooked black beans, rinsed if canned

1 1/2 tbsp. red wine vinegar

1 1/2 cups mango

1 1/2 cups red shredded cabbage

3/4 cup […]