Try a Delicious, High-Energy Smoothie from Cafe Surfinista You Can Make at Home

It started out as a gathering place for surfers looking for an energy boost before or after a session. A demanding sport, surfing requires a lot of energy, and Cafe Surfinista met that need, with its cold-pressed juices, healthy food choices and delicious smoothies loaded with fresh ingredients chock-full of vitamins and antioxidants. Since that time, it has become a place health-conscious foodies in Cocoa…

Exciting Culinary Creations for Thanksgiving Guests and Pets Alike

The holidays are upon us, and while they are filled with time-honored traditions, there's nothing that says we can't add a little variety and spice to the menu to liven things up now and again.

Tropical Feast

 Article Rebecca West | Photography Hassan Patterson  Ingredients  2 cobia fillets, 7 ounces each (grouper or mahi-mahi)

White Lightning Sangria

 Article Rebecca West | Photography Benjamin Thacker  There's nothing like an icy-cold cocktail on a warm summer day. At Flavour Kitchen & Wine Bar, Cocoa Beach's latest addition to upscale eateries with spirits, chef Jason Bunin has created a delicious and refreshing handcrafted sangria "potion" using white wine and chamomile tea.  Jason recently relocated to Florida from NYC with his mixologist…

Caprese Salad

For a delicious salad using locally sourced ingredients, consider making a caprese salad, just like those created at Zarrella’s Italian & Wood Fired Pizza in Cape Canaveral, using fresh grape tomatoes, basil and mozzarella cheese. It’s quick and easy to make, and it can be a light main dish or served as a cool side or starter salad with a…

A Favorite Dish

Chef Zoran Stanojkovski of Cuizine Restaurant & Lounge in Satellite Beach shared with us one of his favorite dishes. Below is the recipe you can recreate at home.


Incorporating seasonal ingredients into dishes can add an extra measure of flavor in almost any recipe, especially when they're locally grown. This ensures a level of freshness that comes out in every savory bite. Creating meals like this are what chef Jeff Kainz of Rising Tide Tap & Table in Port Canaveral lives for. Previously with Ocean 302 down in Melbourne Beach, what…