From salons to saloons and from pizza to pizzazz, there are people, places and events that bring out the best of our community. Our readers, digital followers and staff have once again chosen their favorites from over 50 categories representing arts & culture, personal services, food & dining, attractions, events, and lots more from Mims to Micco and the beaches to the mainland.


Culture +  Entertainment +  Events

Local Attractions
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Brevard Zoo

Fundraising Galas (formal)
Florida Tech President’s Gala
Health First Foundation Ball
The Havenly Affair

Charity Event (informal)
Safari Under the Stars

Melbourne Art Festival
Grant Seafood Festival

Holiday Celebrations
Terror On the Traxx
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Meg O’ Malley’s
Light Up Viera Parade
Brevard Symphony Orchestra July 4th Concert

Art Galleries
Art Gallery of Viera
Derek Gores Gallery
Off Center Art Center

Foosaner Art Museum

Local Theatre Company
Cocoa Village Playhouse

Community Leaders
Dr. Anthony Catanese
Carol Craig
Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Running Events
Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon
Ghostly Gecko 5k
Ron Jon Cocoa Beach Half Marathon

Places to Watch Wildlife
Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge
Turkey Creek Sanctuary
Viera Wetlands


Services +  Amenities

For Perfect Hair
Alfie’s Barber Shop
Imperial Salon & Spa

Essentials Medispa & Salon
Millefiori Medical Skin Rejuvenation
Imperial Salon & Spa

Break a Sweat
L.A. Fitness
Pro-Health & Fitness
theCircuit Fitness

Athletic Club
Kiwi Tennis Club
Duran Golf Club

Healthy Skin
Dr. Anita Saluja

Facial Plastic Surgery
Dr. Ross Clevens

A Mommy Makeover
Dr. Amy Ortega

To Lose the Lovehandles
Dr. Roger Bassin

Country Club
Suntree Country Club
Eau Gallie Yacht Club

Spend the Night
Crown Plaza Melbourne-Oceanfront
Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place

Floral Designers
Eau Gallie Florist
Nave Event & Floral Design
Violets in Bloom

Edible Arts Catering
Green Turtle Market

Pet Boarding
Paradise Luxury Dog Resort

Animal Emergency and
Critical Care Center of Brevard

Dining +  Nightlife
Breakfast Spots
That Little Restaurant

Cantina Dos Amigos
Tequila Azul

Red Ginger
Thai Thai
Taste of India

Charlie & Jake’s Brewery Grille
Slow & Low Bar-B-Que
Woody’s Bar-B-Q

Villa Palma

Fine Dining
Djon’s Steak and Lobster House
The Fat Snook
Trend Kitchen

Waterfront Dining
Ichabod’s Dockside Bar & Grill
Chart House
River Rocks

Healthy Eating
D.I.G. Bistro
The Jungle Organic

Bar Food
Meg O’Malley’s
Broken Barrel Tavern
Hemingway’s Tavern

International Flavors
PC Keats

Matt’s Casbah

Chart House
Islands Fish Grill
The Fat Snook

For a Date Night
The Deck at River Rocks
Trend Kitchen
Yellow Dog Café

Listen to Live Music
Lou’s Blues
Open Mike’s
Grills Riverside

Tim Haire (Trend Kitchen)
Stuart Borton (Yellow Dog Café)

Watch the Game
Coasters Pub & Biergarten
Duffy’s Sports Grill
Broken Barrel Tavern

Local Breweries
Intracoastal Brewing Company
Florida Beer Company
Playalinda Brewing Company

Foo Bar
Matt’s Casbah
Mainstreet Pub

New to the scene
CuiZine Restaurant & Lounge
Ocean 302 Bar & Grill

Guilty Pleasure Baking Company
Something Sweet Cake Studio
Sue Ann’s Bakery


Shopping +  Home
Home Furnishing
Indian River Furniture

Classic Wood Flooring
Great Southeast Flooring America
Island Tile & Marble

Rockledge Gardens

Décor Stores
World Market
Pier 1
House of Lights

Automobile Dealers
Lexus of Melbourne
Mercedes-Benz • Audi • Porsche of Melbourne
Toyota of Melbourne

Fine Jewelers
Wesche Jewelers

Women’s Clothing
Downtown Divas
Mica & Molly’s
Tallulah 9

Place to Shop
Downtown Melbourne
The Avenue Viera
Cocoa Village

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