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Editor's Note

THANKS! THANKS!
Tobin Bennison
Article Category: Editors Note

Dear Supreme Being Person, Thank you for the food we are about to shovel into our greedy gobs as if we hadn’t eaten in months. Bless us now in our afternoon of avaricious abandon and forgive us depriving the rest of our extended and often aggravating family from third helpings by taking larger-than-normal spoonfuls of seconds. Speaking of family, thank you for getting Uncle Jerry and his sixth wife stuck in a blizzard at the Milwaukee airport. I couldn’t find extra chairs. Thanks... [Read more...]

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Features This Month

Wing kicks off Combined Federal Campaign Wing kicks off Combined Federal Campaign
By Senior Airman Natasha Dowridge 920th Rescue Wing Public Affairs
Article Category: Features, On Base

 

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla.  – The opportunity for servicemembers to show they care through a Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) pledge to a favorite charity has begun. The CFC is the annual workplace giving campaign that allows members of the military and government employees to donate... [Read more...]

Jedi Grind Tricks: November 2013 Jedi Grind Tricks: November 2013
Scooter Newell
Article Category: Features, Jedi Grind Tricks, Sea Level

 

Recently a crew from the Cocoa Beach Skate Park competed in the Monster Madness Mini Ramp contest at Graffiti Skate Zone in Palm Bay. The competition is always tough in Palm Bay, but our local crew held their own on the mini half-pipe and in the street course. Six-year-old Silas Backus took the... [Read more...]

THE FORGOTTEN COAST: Florida on the Half-Shell THE FORGOTTEN COAST: Florida on the Half-Shell
By Vern Hobbs www.flying-fish-creative.com
Article Category: Features, Get Out Of Town

 

First Coast, Space Coast, Gold, and Emerald — the creative minds at Florida’s myriad visitors’ bureaus have struck a common theme. Seems like a good idea. Seems to work, but why, when hoping to lure the wayward tourist and his wallet to one’s particular strand of seashore would you choose... [Read more...]

Word on the Street: November 2013 Word on the Street: November 2013
Article Category: Features, Word on the Street

 

11/3: Woof It Up! American Kennel Club Responsible Dog Ownership Day, hosted by the Brevard County Dog Training Club, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Riverfront Park. This free event will feature vendors, family activities, presentations, food, games, and more. To learn more, visit www.cocoafl.org 11/15:... [Read more...]

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Word On The Street

Word on the Street: November 2013 Word on the Street: November 2013
News of the people, by the people, for the people...
Article Category: Features, Word on the Street

News, Events, Announcements and more. Got word? Email us at: staff@thebeachsideresident.com.
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Local Scribes

DAD, THE BARBER DAD, THE BARBER
Rick LaClaire
More by this author: Local Scribes, Rick LaClaire

 

What makes a good barber? Good haircuts? Good price? No itchy hairs down your neck? No. Good conversation? Bingo. That having been said, no one likes a gabby barber. At least I don’t. So it isn’t the quantity of tonsorial (look that up) intercourse (look that up too), but the quality. And the... [Read more...]

THE JOY OF SCALLOPING THE JOY OF SCALLOPING
By Rozan Jordan
More by this author: Local Scribes

 

A recent adventure had me pondering that age old adage, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” But I found myself wondering, “Can you teach Grandma?” Recently my son asked me to go scalloping with his family and their friends on the west coast of Florida. Not one to pass up... [Read more...]

WHEN THE VEIL IS THINNEST WHEN THE VEIL IS THINNEST
By David Sherman
More by this author: David Sherman, Local Scribes

 

It was not a dark and stormy night. But it was certainly rainy enough, that sort of long and drawn out rain that usually calls to mind certain bodily functions. As if to make the comparison even more accurate, it was doing it into the wind. Still, it was dark, but then it was night, which always seemed... [Read more...]

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Previous Restaurant Reviews

ATHEN GYROS ATHEN GYROS
Tobin Bennison
Article Category: Features, Restaurant Review

 

Fans of the Pita Garden — and they are legion — will welcome the news as well, because Athen Gyros co-owner Ghaleb Hamed is as brightly gregarious, if not more so, than the Garden’s Raouda family. Like the Raoudas, Ghaleb is from Lebanon, and Lebanese dishes make up a good part of... [Read more...]

The 3rd Annual Cocoa Beach Wine & Food Festival The 3rd Annual Cocoa Beach Wine & Food Festival
Tobin Bennison
Article Category: Restaurant Review

 

The 3rd Annual Cocoa Beach Wine & Food Festival In the two short years since its inaugural event, the Cocoa Beach Wine & Food Festival has grown from a mere blip on the local radar into a nationally recognized culinary gathering. Putting more emphasis on the “foodie aspect”... [Read more...]

The Green Room Cafe The Green Room Cafe
Tobin Bennison
Article Category: Restaurant Review

 

Ideally, good restaurants should provide something much more than just edible sustenance. Our favorite eateries certainly serve food we like, but we often return to the same place for a great many other reasons — the atmosphere, the people, and the comfort and sense of community they offer.... [Read more...]

Marco & Cinta Auddino’s Marco & Cinta Auddino’s
Tobin Bennison
Article Category: Restaurant Review

 

Marco & Cinta Auddino’s Tobin Bennison In the interest of furthering the development of the beachside community, I’ve long thought of opening a bakery. Not the quaint, nibbly variety you find in college towns mind you, but a European-style outfit, or the kind of blue-collar café... [Read more...]

Port Canaveral’s Cove Port Canaveral’s Cove
Tobin Bennison
Article Category: Features, Restaurant Review

 

Port Canaveral’s Cove  Tobin Bennison Living here comes with many benefits, among them being so close to Port Canaveral, which is much more than just a working port thanks to a vibrant dining and entertainment scene. At the Cove, which is situated at the southern side of this busy, deep... [Read more...]

The Pig & Whistle The Pig & Whistle
By: Tobin Bennison
Article Category: Restaurant Review

 

According to the British Beer and Pub Association, Britain has seen the closure of 52 traditional pubs each week since mid-decade, and figures for the first six months of 2009 show that number increased by one-third. To many, the pub is a solid cornerstone of English life, as integral to its collective... [Read more...]

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