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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 Features

Jedi Grind Tricks: October 2013 Jedi Grind Tricks: October 2013
Scooter Newell
Category: Features, Jedi Grind Tricks, Sea Level
Toronto Toronto
Vern Hobbs
Category: Get Out Of Town
Lear Bunda Writer/Director of “The Space Coast” Movie Lear Bunda Writer/Director of “The Space Coast” Movie
M. Alberto Rivera
Category: 20 Questions
Jamie Tworkowski Jamie Tworkowski
By: Tobin Bennison
Category: 20 Questions
Patrick Smith Patrick Smith
M. Alberto Rivera
Category: 20 Questions
Inquire of Romeo: August 2013 Inquire of Romeo: August 2013
Romeo Pomodoro
Category: Entertainment, Features, Inquire of Romeo
Time and Treasures Time and Treasures
By: Tobin Bennison
Category: Skilled Labor
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Previous Restaurant Reviews

The Sandbar Sports Grill The Sandbar Sports Grill
Tobin Bennison
Article Category: Restaurant Review

 

THE SANDBAR SPORTS GRILL “You’ve been here how long?” I had to ask Andrew Bunin a second time, because it seems like his Sandbar Sports Grill has been here far longer than seven years. It’s a short span of time when you consider older places that enjoy an equally... [Read more...]

The Firehouse Restaurant & Lounge The Firehouse Restaurant & Lounge
By: Tobin Bennison
Article Category: Restaurant Review

 

One of my favourite customers from my bartending days was a man named John Phillips. As a retired Philadelphia fireman who served during the ‘50s and ‘60s, you’d figure John would have some great stories about raging infernos, near-death experiences, and improbable rescues. But like many... [Read more...]

DISCOVERY BEACH CAFÉ DISCOVERY BEACH CAFÉ
Tobin Bennison
Article Category: Features, Restaurant Review

 

There are a number of good reasons to try Discovery Beach Café — great food, very reasonable prices, secluded location with beach access, and a full bar — but the best is that you may get to reconnect with proprietor and principal chef Frank Morrell. To say that Frank is a Cocoa Beach... [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day, Beachside St. Patrick’s Day, Beachside
Tobin Bennison
Article Category: Features, Restaurant Review

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY, BEACHSIDE Pity the poor St. Patrick’s Day reveler without an authentic Irish pub to imbibe in. Every bar in America — from Lou’s Country & Western Saloon in Des Moines to a Ruby Tuesday’s in Maui — turns a pale shade of green on March 17,... [Read more...]

The Black Tulip The Black Tulip
Tobin Bennison
Article Category: Restaurant Review

 

The Black Tulip It’s named in tribute to one of the rarest and most sought after species of flower in the world, one that also inspired the title of a ripping good yarn by French author Alexandre Dumas. In business for over 30 years, the landmark has earned a reputation as one of the classiest... [Read more...]

The 1st Annual Cocoa Beach Wine & Food Festival The 1st Annual Cocoa Beach Wine & Food Festival
By: Tobin Bennison
Article Category: Restaurant Review

 

THE 1st ANNUAL COCOA BEACH WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL On March 13, Lori Wilson Park will be transformed into an international tasting village as part of the inaugural Cocoa Beach Wine & Food Festival. Conceived by Cocoa Beach attorney Tony Hernandez III, the Festival has been three years in the... [Read more...]

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