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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

Word on the Street: March 2013 Word on the Street: March 2013
Category: Features, Word on the Street
The Blasket Islands The Blasket Islands
Tobin Bennison
Category: Get Out Of Town
Jamie Tworkowski Jamie Tworkowski
By: Tobin Bennison
Category: 20 Questions
Diane Petrocelli of Port Canaveral Diane Petrocelli of Port Canaveral
Tobin Bennison
Category: 20 Questions, Features
Dave Seehafer Dave Seehafer
By: Tobin Bennison
Category: 20 Questions
Doubles Beachside Doubles Beachside
By: Tobin Bennison
Category: Restaurant Review
Rick Piper Rick Piper
Tobin Bennison
Category: Skilled Labor
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Previous Restaurant Reviews

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...]

Sun On The Beach Sun On The Beach
Tobin Bennison
Article Category: Restaurant Review

 

Sun On The Beach • Tobin Bennison • Taken at face value, there’s not much to distinguish Sun on the Beach from other east coast Florida diners, hundreds of which pepper the shore that stretches from Fernandina Beach to Key West. You’ll notice that it is closer to the ocean... [Read more...]

The Fat Snook The Fat Snook
By Tobin Bennison
Article Category: Restaurant Review

 

When celebrated Irish writer/house painter Brendan Behan was asked his opinion of William Butler Yeats’ reputation as the greatest poet of the 20th century, he replied with a colorful anecdote about the aristocratic aesthete turning up his nose at a plate of freshly-cooked parsnips. The highly... [Read more...]

The Cape Codder The Cape Codder
Tobin Bennison
Article Category: Restaurant Review

 

The Cape Codder Tobin Bennison  Although I’m a native west-coast Floridian, I have to admit that I associate summers more with New England.  Sure, I have fond memories of splashing in the Gulf surf, the bright flash and crash of sudden thunderstorms, and palms drooping heavily from the... [Read more...]

Boston Beef & Seafood Boston Beef & Seafood
Tobin Bennison
Article Category: Restaurant Review

 

Boston Beef & Seafood It’s hard to find anything on our shores comparable to the fish houses of the New England. Floridians love their seafood, but nowhere near the same degree as Bostonians do. Go to any town along the coast of Massachusetts and you’ll find places like Boston... [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...]

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