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If you have read a few of my blog posts you will know I am an Italian-American guy...born in NYC...transplanted to the Space Coast. I was recently on the prowel for a good Italian bakery so I could fill a craving I was having for Pignoli Cookies (picture added so you will understand my desire...those are pine nuts on the top). I had heard about an Italian restaurant/deli/bakery called Pane E Vino next to The Oaks Movies...and I thought I would combine two of my favorite passtimes...eating Italian pastries and going to the movies. I stopped by Pane E Vino (3 comments)
Amazing Private and Secluded Waterfront Lot on the Indian River...Less then 1 mile north of the Pineda Causeway! The Long and Winding Road will lead you to your front door (with the builder of your choice) as it passes under beautiful shade trees and follows the private lake. You will love coming home every night to paradise! The lot will also support a boat dock! (3 comments)
Claude Edge Front Street Park is a heavily used park that fits in directly on the west side of the Indian River...and the south side of the Melbourne Causeway.The address of the park is: 2210 Front St. Melbourne, FL 32935 The community center phone number is: 321-674-5700 The park has quite a few amenities including fishing piers, boat ramps, picnic areas, shuffleboard, benches and a pavilion. A community center is also located on the grounds. The Front Street Community Center has a couple of available rooms as well as kitchen facilities. The park is open from 7am to 7pm (all (0 comments)
No one would deny Duffy's is a sports bar...the place is loaded with spprts helmets, pictures and memorobilia...some very cool stuff as well (if your a sports fan). With any sports bar we come to expect certain things....lots of large screen TV's...check. Cold beer that is easy to get...check. A menu filled with sports bar favorites like burgers and chicken wings...check. All that being said Duffy's is just an average place to see a game...not your second choice (to having live event tickets). Duffy's is a South Florida Chain...in fact the only Duffy's above Port St Lucie is in Melboure. (1 comments)
There are a couple of good places to get a cheese Steak sandwich on the Space Coast...my favorite is Philly's Finest on Eau Gallie Blvd in Indian Harbour Beach. Philly's makes a traditional Cheese Steak that cant be beat...but they also offer a great chicken cheese steak, a pizza steak (steak sandwich with pizza sauce), good burgers, great..will seasoned fries...and a about a million ways to offer chicken cutlets, eggplant, Italian sandwiches and more! I have never had a bad meal here...and the bread even gives a pretty good interpretation of real Philly bread (as good as it is going (0 comments)
I have been blogging quite a bit about why buyers who are looking to invest their money....or might be looking to relocate to an area that is on the real estate upswing...should consider the Space Coast of Florida...Including Melbourne, Indialantic, Satellite Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, Viera, Suntree and Melbourne Beach. Lets face it...price declines from 2005-2010 created big discounts in our local real estate market (just like many other areas around the Country) and low interest rates just add to the value. In 2011 my area actually had an increase in value of almost 5% vs. 2010...so those in the (4 comments)
Space Coast Parks & Recreation Series: Bean Park in Historic Downtown Melbourne, FL - 02/14/12 01:21 PM
I love Historic Downtown Melbourne...it has really come a long way from when first moved here in the mid-80s. One of my favorite places to hang out when I am trying to view the beautiful (in an ugly sort of way) Manatees (some call them sea cows) is Bean Park. The Manatee is on the endangered species list so this is a real treat for us here in on the Space Coast. Bean Park is located at 1208 East Melbourne Ave on the south side of Downtown Melbourne. It is a riverfront part (runs along Crane Creek) that has been beautifully (0 comments)
If you have not checked out a map to search the area...take a look out how large Brevard County is! In the very southern portion of the County is Sebastian. It sits on the river and many of it's residents love the great Indian River views. For those of us a little further north we love to head to Sebastian on the weekend...mostly because of Capt Hiram's Resort. Capt Hiram's truly is a resort...with a very nice restaurant, a marina (because it is near the inlet many boaters can head in for a weekend stay), a hotel and the World (0 comments)
We live in a warm weather climate here on the Space Coast. This tends to allow good ice cream shops to thrive...and they usually do. In Indialantic a long time institution has been Moo's Soft Serve on A1A (between the 5th Ave and Eau Gallie). This place will make you feel like you just hopped off a time machine and landed in 1970. Moo's serves good to great soft serve ice cream (real ice cream...nothing fake about this place)...low fat and sugar free versions...and some food items as well (they always have a special...4 Coney hot dogs for $6...not a misprint!) including some really good sliders....but the draw is (1 comments)
Many people who fly into Central Florida come through the very busy...and very large Orlando International Airport. Orlando is a great place to visit and I love going over as often as I can...but I must admit...I am a hater of large airports in general...parking is a pain...taking trains to planes...long lines for security...all to get to the mountains, beach, city etc... For the opposite reason you just have to love Melbourne International Airport. This is a small airport that allows you to fly through the big airports without dealing with many of the above mentioned issues. MIA has two (1 comments)
...obviously many of the visitors to the Space Coast come for the beaches or to see a rocket go up at Cape Canaveral. They may fly into Melbourne International Airport or Orlando International Airport...and in many cases drive right by the Brevard Zoo...and that would be a shame because the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, FL is a wonderful example of what a regional zoo in the United States can be. The zoo is broken down into five sections...all worth seeing no matter what age you or your guests are. 1. Expedition Africa...my favorite with some amazing animals...Giraffe and White Rhino (0 comments)
We have a large number of people who have moved to the Space Coast from the Northeastern part of the U.S...because of this we have quite a few New York-Philly-Boston style restaurants...Don Giuseppe's is a Northeast style Southern Italian restaurant on Wickham Rd north of Eau Gallie Blvd in Melbourne, FL. It also happens to be one of the Space Coast's better Italian restaurants. Don Giuseppie's offers a very traditional Southern Italian menu...Chicken, Veal and Eggplant Parmigiano, Manicotti, Ravioli, Lasagna, Stuffed Shells...lots of veal, chicken and pasta options as well. They also offer a large...and very good pizza menu.The prices (4 comments)
Off the Traxx is a sports bar/restaurant/pizza joint in Historic Downtown Melbourne. This is a large place with lots of seating, bar seats...and plenty of space to dance. Off the Traxx seems to be a starting point for many of the locals who eat at Off the Traxx...get a couple of beers...watch the end of a basketball or baseball game...and then head up the block to Matts, Foo Bar or Megs. The food is a notch above your average sports bar and they have great specials including ladies night on Wednesday starting at 9pm. The full menu is extensive and (3 comments)
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