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Fun Shape Pasta Salad INGREDIENTS 6 oz. pasta, any variety florets 1 heaping cup very small broccoli 1/2 cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen 1 small garlic clove, minced 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil nd 1/2 tsp. kosher salt and freshly grou per black pep 2 oz. reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded ll 2 oz. thick-sliced ham, cut into sma cubes ed 1 scant cup cherry tomatoes, halv l) iona 1 Tbsp. chopped parsley (opt 2 scallions, sliced (optional)

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ocoa Beach is a great little beach-town to live in. It’s easy to boast of our active community, and the city’s fantastic job of keeping the roads and buildings in top condition. It’s a cute, little town. If you haven’t already hopped on a bicycle and ridden about leisurely, you should. Bright and detailed murals are splashing up on building sides everywhere and local artists are stepping out to showcase their talents. There’s so much to look at; so many things to see! Pack up your family, slather on the sunscreen, pet the pup and head outside! This summer has a lot in store for Cocoa Beachers and The Beachside Resident is looking forward to being in the middle of it. After a small hiatus, The Beachside Resident is firing up the creative engine, hiring new talent and gearing up for some fun. New blood means new ideas. For that matter, we’re always interested in some of yours. You’ll see our team out on the streets and at different events watching, filming and drawing inspiration from everything. If you have something interesting to share, let us know. Do you have quality intel on an event the community should be aware of? Email, DM, or snag one of our representatives and let us know. The Beachside Resident represents beach pride, up and down our Space Coast, and in our own town. We’re interested in what 4

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“the people” are interested in. We support our local artists and will do everything we can to promote community awareness and events. I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing this month’s Resident of the Month, Mark Longenecker of Endless Summer Tattoo; highlighting his latest piece for the grand opening of our Publix Cornerstone Plaza. Though he was approached by Publix management for the project, he was more than willing to put brush to paint and donate a piece to the new store. Be sure to check out our social media for a fun video interview on him by videographer Courtney Wolfgang. Also featured this month in our Local Amp is the multi-talented and ever-so-cool-to-hang-with Shenell Baker. She’s got her finger on the pulse of the music industry, working with big music acts across the board. Shenell is a musicmogul in her own right; recording, collaborating and supporting the layered textures of musicians coming to Florida’s Space Coast. Be sure to visit our website to see an interview we had with her. She’s full of Aloha and an inspiring personality. We were thrilled hang with she and the crew of “Lowlife Bikes.” Stay involved, Cocoa Beach. Join us at Friday Fest and visit your small business owners. We look forward to seeing you out and about. Here’s to the summer – let the games begin!

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Live Entertainment Guide Eat Beachside Get Fit Tips Recipes Horoscopes Romantic Romeo


MEET THE TEAM

EXECUCTIVE DIRECTOR

SHARON LACY

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Sharon Lacy

She is a lover of words, images, ideas, reggae music and funny jokes. She’s lived a full life and she’s well traveled. Originally born in the Seychelles, in the Indian Ocean, she relocated with her parents when she was young to Brevard County. Sharon grew up in our community, often leaving on adventures, however always returning as she loves her family and she values the deep roots of her many friendships. To mention a few, Sharon is an ARMY veteran, a Bikram yoga teacher, a massage therapist, and a college graduate. Be sure to throw her a high-five when you see her, she likes that sort of thing.

SALES MANAGER Robert “Bobby” Burns

Craig Harriman

MULTI-MEDIA MANAGER Courtney Wolfgang

CONTRIBUTORS Karl Bacon Jeremy Edgar Capt Jamie Glasner Billy Bosch Mary Baldino Courtney Wolfgang Eva Raczkowska Whitney Bailey M. Alberto Rivera David Rothman Mike Rogers Thomas Carrigan D.R. Wolfe Suzanne Elliott Jennifer Cleveland Jamie MacKenzie

ON THE COVER

Our cover this month features local artist and owner of Endless Summer Tattoo Mark Longenecker with the custom surfboard he painted for Cocoa Beach’s brand-new Publix. The board can be seen hanging in the Publix Liquor store.

COMING UP NEXT... AUGUST 2018 - THE SPORTS ISSUE Surfing is popular, but it’s not the only beachside sport. Brevard is full of talented, motivated athletes ready to do their best both on and off the competitive stage. In this issue, we’ll cover a few of the ways to get your heart pumping and your fighting spirit energized.

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Beachside @ your service! Owning a home (or any property) takes a lot of upkeep. Here is a sampling of some of the beachside’s best maintenance and service professionals that are at your service to keep your property in tip-top shape. 1. ROOFING | East Coast Roofing Solutions New Roofs • Repairs • Maintenance State Certified Roofing Contractor • Free Estimates 321-292-9804 • 514 Cocoa Isles Boulevard, Cocoa Beach 32931 2. LANDSCAPING | Kris Grass Yard Care Over 20 Years Experience • Monthly Maintenance New Plant and Sod Planting • Tree Trimming • Annual Yard Clean Up 321-403-1023

6. ELECTRICIAN | Beach Electric U.S. Navy Submarine Veteran Owned Serving the Community for Over 30 Years Residential • Commercial • Industrial 321-783-7030 • 334 North Orlando Avenue, Cocoa Beach 32931 7. CLEANING | Complete Cleaning Service, Inc. Your home and office cleaning specialists for 15 years. Licensed • Bonded • Insured 321-259-6825 • 3761 Fringetree Lane, Melbourne 32940

3. PLUMBING | Tom Walker Plumbing Serving Brevard County for Over 30 Years Sales • Service • Installation • 24 Hour Service 102 Columbia Drive, Unit 101, Cape Canaveral 32920 • 321-799-0508

8. POOL | Sea Clear Pool Service “Keeping your pool clean so you don’t have to” Weekly Cleaning and Maintenance Leak Detection • Green Pool Restoration 321-505-4307 • customerservice@seaclearpoolservice.com

4. COOLING | I.C. Air LLC Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Balancing Comfort and Cost Service • Repair • Replacement 10% Senior and Military Discount 321-890-7904

9. MOBILE BOAT REPAIR | Tom’s Mobile Marine Inc. In Business for Thirty Years Marine Engines • Sales and Service 4880 Cangro Street, Cocoa 32926 • 321-636-5758

5. WINDOWS & DOORS | Superior Doors & Services by EG Doors & Windows Inc. Serving the area since 1972 Repairs and Replacements Call for a Free Estimate • 321-631-1340

10. INSURANCE | Carl Coddington Insurance Affiliate of Prudential Insurance Home - Auto - Life - Health 1980 North Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach 32931 • 321-784-5705


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ne doesn’t have to travel far to catch an eyeful of beautiful murals and creative craftsmanship throughout Cocoa Beach’s businesses and building-sides. From colorful impressions of underwater scenes to uniquely painted pottery, it’s clear the community supports art out and around the downtown landscape. With so many talented hands to choose from, we were pleased to hear one of our local artisans was chosen to create a piece for the re-opening

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MARK LONGENECKER - TATTOO ARTIST/OWNER of ENDLESS SUMMER TATTOO

I wanted to dedicate it to downtown Cocoa Beach, because that’s what I’m all about; where my business has been and where I live… My heart is definitely in downtown Cocoa Beach because everything is accessible by walking. The Kelly Slater statue is the first thing is you see when driving in, and the main draw is Coconuts and Beach Shack on Minuteman Causeway. My love for Publix and my love for Cocoa Beach all went in that board.

of our beloved Publix Cornerstone Plaza marketplace. Newly erected and brimming with a buzz only a much-anticipated business can generate, the new (and improved) Publix brings a promise of fresh, bountiful produce, marketplace supplies, convenience, trusted quality and a deep dedication to customer service and community involvement. Publix further endeared itself to our township when they sought out a local artist for a centerpiece in their store’s decor. When approached by the Publix representative, Mark Longenecker, owner of Endless Summer Tattoo, was asked to create something with a Cocoa Beach theme, which he considered an honor to create and donate. About the new Publix, Longenecker stated, “Cocoa Beach has been without for such a long time / It’s very exciting for all of us and has made our lives so much better and easier / I was honored to put my art in there / I share the excitement with all of Cocoa Beach for its arrival.”


Much like his artwork, Longnecker personifies a classic beach vibe; colorful clothing and an easy nature epitomizes the casual, “I live the way people vacation,” seaside-life persona. Such nostalgia can easily be found in his artwork as well. When asked how one could describe his artwork, he suggested his coined phrase “Tropi-Style,” which is “basically tropical style, where the focus is on the beach, tropical imagery, lots of color and anything that reminds you of vacation: blue water and palm trees.” All of which, he mentioned, are very appealing to divers, ocean lovers and beach lovers. Many moons past, Mark left the town of his youth, Fort Lauderdale, in search of a community to lay down roots and build a thriving tattoo business. He knew he wanted a location near the beach, with a tropical landscape. Once he landed in Cocoa Beach, he knew he’d found just the spot; with a dynamic beach break and an easy lifestyle, Florida’s premier beach was the perfect location to hone his craft. From there, the small boy who began his love for art painting his family dog grew to become a celebrated tattoo artist, recognized both locally and throughout the world of tattooing for his iconic, tropical style. His successes reached international levels when he competed as a semifinalist in the TV show series “Ink Master – Rivals.” We can only assume every surface he touches is left with a splash of color and an easy tropical vibe infusion ideal for our beach town setting.

A man of many pursuits, Longenecker is known not only for his lively art, but also for being a huge proponent for reggae music and charity work. Though the list of the charity organizations he supports is long and distinguished, it is his work with Surfers for Autism that inspires him the most. Of the organization he says, “Surfers for Autism is the biggest charity I support, have the most love for, and put the most heart into, because I’ve seen it work. I’ve worked with a lot of charities that I believe in, most of which only require a check. However, I enjoy contributing to Surfers for Autism mostly because I’ve seen the improvement in the kids, with my own eyes. A kid will show up at the beach making no eye contact, but leave the beach making eye contact, hugging and smiling… I see it making an impact in a child’s life. The ocean is a healing place, and I know that Surfers for Autism is a formula that works.” He further adds he’s been working with them since he first arrived in Cocoa Beach, fifteen years ago. Another great form of charity work Longnecker is involved in is supported through his deep love of reggae music. Dub Massive is an annual charity event benefitting Surfers for Autism that celebrates reggae music through DJs. “When you go to a traditional festival, it’s all about the bands and DJs are considered background music, playing in between sets. With Dub Massive, the DJs are the superstars and the focus is on them and their performances. It’s all about dancing and listening to new and old music,” Longenecker

says. Traditionally, the venue has been Cocoa Beach’s Sandbar Sports Grill; however, Mark says he’s open to new ideas of going bigger and locating a larger venue in the hopes of supporting the growing interest and success of the event and the charity it supports. When we asked Longenecker what was next on his list of goals to accomplish this year, the man decorated head to toe with imaginative tattoos and a rich personality looked back with a genuine smile and said, “I’m going to yoga teacher training!” Well then, Longenecker, we will see you on the mat. But in the meantime, don’t stop what you’re doing! Cocoa Beach thanks you.

To see and learn more about Mark Longenecker’s art, look for him on Instagram @marklongenecker or visit his tattoo shop website: www.endlesssummertattoo.com

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ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR Hogan’s

Twin Finnegan’s

Rusty’s

Open Mic Every Sunday 8:3011:30

SAT : 21

FRI : 6

Swing Night w/ Chief Cherry & Britty Bardez 8:30 - 12:30am

Ton E’ 12-4pm

King Center Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat July 13-15

FRI : 27 Kevin Ebright 8:30pm-12:30am

Rick Allen 5-9pm SAT : 7 Splash12-4pm

Friday 7:30pm

Chase Harvey 5-9pm

Saturday 7:30pm

MON : 9

Nolan’s

Sunday 2pm

Every Monday

Fri : 20

Colm Keegan Summer Tour 7pm

The Greatest Love of All: Whitney Open Mike’s Houston 8pm TUES : 7 SAT : 21 URN / Blame the Classic Albums Tyrant / Thought Live recreates: of Redemption/ Pink Floyd~ Wish SCAB 7pm You Were Here 8pm FRI : 10 THURS : 26

SWAAG 7pm

Poco 7:30pm

FRI : 17

SAT : 28 Jeff Kashiwa & Steve Cole 7:30pm

The Groove Shack Summer Fest 7pm TUE : 21 The Icarus Account 7pm

Adam 5-9pm TUES : 10 Jon Parrot or Jake Salter 5-9pm

J U LY 2 0 1 8 Jon Parrot or Jake Salter 5-9pm WED : 18 Jim Mitchell 5-9pm

Bijou 1pm

WED : 18

Alex Rodriguez 8:00pm

SAT : 22

Honey Cute 6pm

TUES : 10

Scott Baker Band 4:00pm

Danny Duncan 5:30pm

THURS : 19

DJ Goldfinga 9:00pm

Love Valley 9:00pm

WED : 11

SUN : 22

Ton E’ 12-4pm Rick Allen5-9pm SAT : 21 Splash12-4pm Chase Harvey 5-9pm MON : 23

TUES : 24 Anthony Green 6:30pm The Social THURS : 12

FRI : 20 Even Odds 7:30pm Derek 2pm Quick Change 7:30pm

Big Daddy Karaoke 8:00pm

Jim Mitchell 5-9pm

TUES : 17

THURS : 26

Deafheaven 7pm

Derek and The Slammers 3pm

THURS : 26

WED : 25

Sales 7pm

Allan Wood 6pm

Jake Salter 5-9pm FRI : 27

Chase Harvey 5-9pm

Ton E’ 12-4pm Rick Allen 5-9pm

MON : 16

SAT : 28

Adam 5-9pm

Splash12-4pm Chase Harvey

THURS : 12 Teddy V 4:00pm

Passafire 8pm

SUN : 22

THURS : 26

506 Crew 9:00pm SAT : 21

Jam Band 9:00pm Galaxy 4:00pm

SAT : 21

WED : 25

DJ Cerino & Special Guests 9:00pm MON : 23

FRI : 13

Manly Mexican Monday 4:00pm

Floriday 4:00pm

Alex Rodriguez 8:00pm

Dub Masters 9:00pm SAT : 14 Syndicate 4:00pm SUN : 15

TUES : 24 DJ Goldfinga 9:00pm WED : 25 Jam Band 9:00pm

Grills-Portside

Josh Domul 5pm

FRI : 6

FRI : 27

Cover Story 7:30pm

Fabulous CT’s 7:30pm

SAT : 7

SAT : 28

Derek 2pm

Hypersona 7:30pm

Sonic Mole Chaser 7:30pm

SUN : 29

SUN : 8

Muckfire 3pm

Alex Rodriguez 8:00pm

Hypersona 3pm

Sandbar

Bailey Callahan 8:00pm

WED : 11

SAT : 7

TUES : 17

Jake Salter 6pm

Jeff Stanton Trio 4:00pm

Spanks 4:00pm

THURS : 12

DJ Goldfinga 9:00PM

Bailey Callahan Band 9:00pm

K.T.O. Band 9:00pm

WED : 18

SUN : 29

SUN : 8

Jam Band 9:00pm Just Us Band 4:00

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Johnny Danger 5pm

Manly Mexican Monday 4:00pm

Jeff Marquis 4:00pm

Tru Phonic 3pm

Hypersona 3pm 12

MON : 9

FRI : 20

THURS :12

Jon Parrot or Jake Salter 5-9pm

TUES : 17

Johnny Danger 2pm Umbrella Thieves 7:30pm

Big Daddy Karaoke 8:00pm

FRI : 20

THURS : 12

Splash12-4pm

Jon Parrot or Jake Salter 5-9pm

DJ Cerino & Special Guests 9:00pm

SUN : 15

TUES : 24

SAT : 14

SAT : 14

Teddy V 4:00pm

Beacham

Jim Mitchell 5-9pm

Ton E’ 12-4pm Rick Allen 5-9pm

MON : 30

The Umbrella Thieves 4:00pm

Jake Salter 5-9pm

Adam 5-9pm

FRI : 13

Muckfire 7:30pm

THURS : 19

WED : 11

Jake Salter 5-9pm

5-9pm

Fundecided 4:00pm DJ Cerino & Special Guests 9:00pm MON : 16 Manly Mexican Monday 4:00pm

THURS : 19

THURS : 26 Teddy V 4:00pm Big Daddy Karaoke 8:00pm FRI : 27 506 Crew Duo 4:00pm Musical Seduction 9:00pm SAT : 28

DJ Cerino &


Special Guests 9:00pm

Splash12-4pm

THURS : 19

FRI : 6

The Gentle Giants 7-11pm

The Yesterdays 7-11pm

FRI : 20 Banjoman Franklin 7-11pm

SAT : 7

SAT : 21 Syndicate Duo 1-5pm

Jim Mitchell 5-9pm

Tripp Tide Duo 1-5pm Scott Baker Band 7-11pm

THURS : 19

SUN : 8

Vintage 7-11pm

Jake Salter 5-9pm

TBA

MON : 22

Rusty’s

FRI : 20

MON : 9

MON : 2

Ton E’ 12-4pm Rick Allen 5-9pm

Joey Calderero 6:90-10:30pm

The Sonic Mole Chasers 2-6pm

SAT : 21

TUES : 10

MON : 30 Manly Mexican Monday 4:00pm

MON : 16

Coconuts on the Beach

Adam 5-9pm TUES : 17

Alex Rodriguez 8:00pm

Jon Parrot or Jake Salter 5-9pm

Bailey Callahan 8:00pm

WED : 18

TUES : 31 DJ Goldfinga 9:00pm

Adam 5-9pm TUES : 3

SUN : 21

TUES : 23 Syndicate Duo 6:30 - 10:30pm

Splash 12-4pm Jon Parrot or Jake Salter 5 - 9pm Chase Harvey 5-9pm WED : 4 MON : 23 Jim Mitchell 5-9pm Adam 5-9pm FRI : 6 TUES : 24 Ton E’ 12-4pm Jon Parrot or Jake Rick Allen 5-9pm Salter 5-9pm

Jonathan Honeycutt 6:3010:30pm

SAT : 7

WED : 25

FRI : 13

Splash12-4pm

Jim Mitchell 5-9pm

Mojo Hand 7-11pm

Chase Harvey 5-9pm

THURS : 26

SAT : 14

TBA

Jake Salter 5-9pm

BEACH BASH!!!

SUN : 28

FRI : 27

The Mighty Scoundrels 7-11pm

Alex Rodriguez 1-2pm

MON : 9 Adam 5-9pm TUES : 10

Ton E’ 12-4pm

Rick Allen 5-9pm Jon Parrot or Jake Salter 5-9pm SAT : 28 WED : 11 Splash 12-4pm Chase Harvey Jim Mitchell 5-9pm 5-9pm THURS : 12

MON : 30

Jake Salter 5-9pm Adam 5-9pm FRI : 13

TUES : 31

Ton E’ 12-4pm

Jon Parrot or Jake Salter 5-9pm

Rick Allen 5-9pm SAT : 14

WED : 11 Dave McGough 6:30 - 10:30pm THURS : 12 Art in Motion 7-11pm

WED : 24 Jonathan Honeycutt 6:3010:30pm THURS : 25 Alex Rodriguez 6:30 - 10:30pm FRI : 26 Tripp Tide Duo 7-11pm SAT : 27

SUN : 15

The Syndicate 7-11pm

Tripp Tide 2-6pm

MON : 29

MON : 16

Chillakaya 2-6pm

Alex Rodriguez 6:30-10:30pm

TUES : 30

TUES : 17 Jonathan Honeycutt 6:3010:30PM WED : 18 Jason Domulot 6:30-10:30pm

Britty Bardez plays Swing Night at Twin Finnegan’s with Chief Cherry on July 21. Photo by Bob Goldberg

Chillakaya plays The Sandbar on Monday, July 29th. Come check their classic reggae vibes!

Alex Rodriguez 6:30-10:30pm WED : 31 Jonathan Honeycutt 6:30-10:30PM

The Sky Club headlines The Groove Shack Fest July 17 at Open Mike’s. Don’t miss this spectacular showcase of Brevard’s talented youth bands brought to you by The Groove Shack music school for teens and kids.


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Written by Sharon Lacy @lime_and_a_coconut

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icture this, it’s a balmy Saturday afternoon. The wind is just right and there’s a storm brewing in the distance, but there’s still some time yet to play outside. It’s a good day. It’s a call your crew, grab your bikes and head out the door for some good vibes kind of day, which is just about how it went down for Shenell Baker on this day in particular. She and her “Lowlife Bikes” crew (a unique-as-hell, custom-made, low-rider bike shop) made a plan to rally and ride, and we got the invite. Immediately upon arrival, we were greeted with hearty handshakes, hugs and an overwhelming sense of family and camaraderie. Legit, so much fun! After some low-rider cruising, bike-swapping shenanigans, we parked under a shade tree and had a chance to get to know the multi-faceted Shenell Baker a bit it better. Born on the north side of the Big Island, Kohala, Hawaii (“where everyone knows everybody”), a young Shenell grafted her love for music over the ravages of addiction and wayward youth, and set herself on a trajectory of healing and marked success through music. She says of her earlier start:

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“Music saved my life. I was a complete drug addict. If it wasn’t for my son and my music I’d probably be doing the same thing, or I’d be dead. Music is what’ll save you... and it brings everyone together. Black, white, purple, yellow, green... we all vibe.”

Shenell’s first introduction to the music industry started with a “little band” called the Rolling Stones. Not a bad way to cut your teeth, in my opinion! While working at the Hilton as a runner, she was approached and asked of her interest in working behind the music scenes. Without a pause, she jumped on the offer. From there, her career in music production flourished. When asked to namedrop a couple of her favorite artists she’s worked for, she started counting them off with bands like Collie Buddz (who she considers “family”), Ian Young and Black Uhuru; her most favorite being Wyclef. She says of Wyclef, “That was my pinnacle!” After 18 years in the business, Shenell’s creative wheelhouse is a multi-faceted

affair: musician, lyricist, DJ, producer and an elemental backbone component of Dueterman Productions. There’s nothing she’s not into, music-wise, and there’s not an instrument she can’t play, “... except for a saxophone, or wind instruments in general,” she says with a big Shenell Baker laugh. That’s not her gig, and that’s cool too. She says of her many projects,

Check out Shenell’s live interview at thebeachsideresident.com


“I’m an artist! I do everything, so I can never label myself as one thing. I like getting my hands on everything!” These days you can find her in the recording studio laying new sound and writing music for many of the artists you hear on radio today. An overtone to the interview, which could hardly go unnoticed, was her sense of “crew” and her responsibility to pass on the blessings that helped improve her life. Now, with many years in the business and a crew that works by her side, she feels an immense responsibility to empower the people around her to strive for greatness. “I don’t care if they climb higher than me. I’m proud. I want them to do better than me. If the opportunities come for you, don’t let them pass you by. Go for it! ...As far as my boss goes, Robert Dueterman, he works side by side with us. And that’s what it’s all about. He’ll pick up trash with us. We respect him. He works hard and we’re good.” *throws up a shaka* She says the production crews and the people who work behind the scenes are the hardest working people in the industry: “The people who promote the shows aren’t the one who make them happen, it’s the people behind the scenes: hospitality, door crew, runners, stagehands, audio crew, light crew, barricade builders, garbage pickers, porta-potty cleaners, bar-

tenders, etc... These are the people who work their [butts] off. Nobody ever thanks them, but they’re the ones who make the concerts and festivals happen.” There’s no question she believes in the words she speaks. There’s a heartfelt sincerity to her message.

express deep conviction for her lifestyle. She’s casual and cool; even her voice has a melody to it. As I reviewed the audio recorded from our meeting, I found myself chuckling along with her. As an artist, she’s core. Her roots are music and family. As a person, she’s just plain rad.

Shenell believes in the power of music, hard-working people and good vibes.

We asked her where her favorite place to listen to music was and we couldn’t have loved her answer more:

When we asked what it was about the Lowlife Bike crew she enjoyed most, she spoke of the hard work on the road. She echoed what many of us have lamented. She doesn’t want to hang out in smoky bars and spend her hard-earned money on booze and bad decisions. Shenell says on the matter, “I want to be outside with good vibes and good people. So we ride our bikes ...” Her laughter is hearty, comes deep from her belly and it’s peppered between each of her thoughts. There wasn’t a moment in her interview she didn’t

“The best place to listen to music is COCOA BEACH! You can have the most donkest bands playing and you’re still going to have a good time! It doesn’t matter if they’re good or not, you’re still going to have fun in Cocoa Beach, regardless!” For more information on Lowlife Bikes visit them online at www.lowlifebikes.com.


BARTENDER OF THE MONTH

WHAT IS YOUR DRINK OF CHOICE?

“My drink of choice when I’m out and about is an ice cold draft Shock Top. My go-to shot is a good ol’ Jameson and pickle back. Sounds weird to most, but don’t knock it until you try it, its amazing! I have to say im basically a beer and whiskey kinda gal.”

WHICH CLOSING/OPENING DUTIES DO YOU LIKE THE LEAST?

“Everyone in this industry I’m sure dreads all the duties that come along with the job, but not me! I am constantly cleaning, stocking, prepping, anything to keep me busy. Sitting still and doing nothing is not my forte, thats for sure.”

FAVORITE PERKS OF BEING A BARTENDER? MOST OVERRATED OR UNDERRATED DRINK?

Q & A Interview with Professional Bartender Danielle Massaro HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN BARTENDING?

“I have been at Goombays Island Grill for about 5 1/2 years, and also served drinks down south before that. One thing I can say is that if you were getting drinks from me in the very beginning, you were most likely stumbling out of the bar from how strong I made them. Oops!” WHAT IS THE BEST CURE FOR A HANGOVER?

“After a long, adventurous night out, its safe to say that Gatorade and water are the go to. But the ultimate cure for me is eating tons and tons of spicy food! Not too sure why, but it always seems to work for me!”

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“In my opinion, I will have to completely agree with Thomas and say that the mojito is extremely overrated. I just can’t fathom what is enjoyable about those suckers. An underrated drink in my books will have to be a good ol’ Old Fashion. It isn’t commonly ordered and definitely should be! Some muddled fruit, a little whiskey/bourbon, bitters, some odds and ends and BAM! A blast In a glass.” WHAT IS THE BEST/FUNNIEST PICKUP LINE YOU HAVE OVERHEARD WHILE YOU WERE WORKING?

“One night, one of my regulars came in and sat at the bar. He looks over at a lady sitting next to him and says to her, “are you a train wreck? You’re so intriguing and impossible to look away from.” I thought she was going to slap him... but ended up laughing her butt off, which I’m glad because I couldn’t contain my laughter any longer, and they hit it off!”

“There are so many things I absolutely love about the industry I’m in, but I have to say my favorite of all is getting to meet so many new people! While there are a lot of locals that come in, there are a lot of travelers that come in, too! Hearing their stories about where they come from and the things they do all around the country is inspiring! I love to travel, so I’m always getting new ideas for my next trip and places to visit! I truly enjoy making people smile everyday, and to top it off, you build numerous friendships you never expected!” WHERE DO YOU LIKE TO SPEND YOUR TIME ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BAR?

“The beach, of course! Nothing

beats a day in the sun with an ice cold beer, beautiful water, and good company. Some of my go-to spots on the weekends are Captain Hirams and Tiki Bar in Sebastian. The views are killer and the drinks, delicious! You’ll usually always catch me enjoying the outdoors!”

HOW MUCH SEXUAL INNUENDO INCREASES YOUR TIP?

“Your presentation and persona of yourself, not to mention your personality, will without a doubt make an impact on the outcome of your night. I believe a kind, genuine smile also does the trick, which isn’t hard to do when you truly enjoy what you’re doing. Looking good doesn’t seem to hurt either.” TELL US A QUICK HORROR STORY ABOUT A BARTENDING MISTAKE YOU MADE.

“We were completely slammed one night when we had our free beer night (yes its real lol), and there was hardly any room to walk to get through the crowd. I had a tray with three beers and four glasses of wine in my hand and as I got to the table to serve out the drinks, someone bumped into me causing me to knock two of the glasses of wine off the tray into a lady’s lap that was sitting at said table, whom was also wearing all white. Safe to say she wasn’t happy and I was completely embarrassed.” PARTING WORDS OF WISDOM?

“Spreading a tiny fraction of happiness will always go a long way! Every day of your life, you should wake up with nothing but a positive attitude and a cheerful smile to go along with it, and chase nothing in life other than your dreams and the things that truly make you happy.”


THE B-SIDE GUIDE To Live Music on the Space Coast

If there’s one thing people the world over love, it’s listening to live music. You can find some great music at

fantastic venues here. No matter if

you’ve lived here you whole life or it’s your first time visiting, there’s a place

as you can get without actually being in the sand. With a large covered outdoor stage and dance floor, everyone from locals to tourists gathers together looking for some fun in the sun and great music seven days a week. 2 Minutemen Cswy, Cocoa Beach (321)

for you on the B-Side.

784-1422 coconutsonthebeach.com

Beach Shack

Grills Seafood

Directly across the street from

Located in Port Canaveral, Grills is a

Coconuts, the Beach Shack has a vibe

great place to watch the charter boats

all its own. Famous for its regular blues

come in and out with their catch of the

nights, it’s an easy place to relax and

day. Their outdoor stage is covered

catch some tunes. Music fills the bar

and overlooks the waterfront deck

from the corner dance floor and you

and is a popular place for locals and

can usually find locals and a mix of

visitors to eat or just catch a drink at

travelers listening intently. Every so

the Tiki bar. Expect lots of cover bands

often they’ll throw a band on the back

that never fail to get the party started.

deck overlooking the beach during the

Shows start earlier than most venues,

day, bring some sunscreen!

with weekday acts at 5 PM or 6 PM,

1 Minuteman Causeway, Cocoa Beach

weekends at 7:30 PM.

pizazz a discerning visitor could ask for. Punctuated by a massive wood bar, the galley-style wine and spirits spot features swanky indoor seating and a private outside patio. Specialty drinks, live music and delicious food make this tasteful hotspot a great place to lounge and listen to music. 34 S Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach (321) 613-2008 87mainstreetspririts.com

Matt’s Casbah

(321) 783-2250 beachshackblues.com

505 Glen Cheek Dr., Port Canaveral

Cocoa Beach Pier

(321) 868-2221 grillsseafood.com

Melbourne’s revitalization owes quite a

Juice ’N Java Cafe

bit of its renaissance to this expansive

set back for live music at the entrance

An authentic arts and music

historic Pop’s Casbah. Guests are

to the historic Cocoa Beach Pier, Keith’s

coffeehouse in the heart of Downtown

Oyster Bar is a friendly hangout that

Cocoa Beach, Juice ‘N Java

has music Wednesday through Sunday.

features wine and beer alongside an

The newly remodeled Pier is a great

impressive lineup of sturdy musicians

place to spend the day and take a walk

inside this bright and fun roasting

over to the ocean, drop a pole in the

house. A perfect place to catch a

water and listen to live music directly

singer songwriter, local band or the

on the beach.

ever popular Saturday eclectic open

An expansive circle shaped bar with a

and eclectic eatery that replaced the always pleased to discover they have an art-filled dining room, wine cellar, sushi bar and banquet space. Be sure to check out the live jazz Sunday brunch from 11 AM to 3 PM. 801 E New Haven Avenue, Melbourne (321) 574-1099 mattscasbah.com

mic night.

Open Mike’s

783-7549 cocoabeachpier.com

75 N. Orlando Ave., Cocoa Beach

For over 30 years, Florida Discount

Coconuts on the Beach

(321) 784-4044 juicenjavacafe.com

401 Meade Ave, Cocoa Beach (321)

Music at the corner of Babcock and

87 Main Street Spirits

US 1 in Melbourne has been the de

Downtown District, Coconuts on the

Located in the heart of Downtown

and with Open Mike’s Coffee Bar

Beach is what’s happening. The live

Cocoa Beach, 87 Main Street Spirits’

and Lounge occupying the back half

music stage is as close to the beach

cool atmosphere has all the stylish

of the building, it’s now one of the

As the epicenter of Cocoa Beach’s

facto music store on the Space Coast,

best places to hear live original music or catch a comedy show. Keeping in theme with its name, there’s a uniquely themed open mic night every day of the week. Saturdays feature special performances from some local favorites and traveling bands. 454 N Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne (321) 254-5645 openmikes.com

Sandbar Sports Grill Sandbar is serious about live music; their stage is home to the most music played anywhere on the Space Coast. They usually have a great early evening band play from 4-8PM followed by a DJ during the week, and a party band from 9 PM to 1 AM. Around holidays and special events, Sandbar is known for its super themed-out shows where the whole bar is decorated and the staff gets into the act. The place is always packed with locals and visitors and shows are always free with a variety of specials to choose from every day. 4301 Ocean Beach Blvd., Cocoa Beach (321) 799-2577 sandbarsportsgrill.net

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Eat BeachSide

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here’s no shortage of great restaurants this side of Brevard County’s coastline, and with so many to choose from, we had to dine at every great spot to dial in this month’s Restaurant of the Month. Not only are we in need of a new diet plan, but also more nights in the week to eat all this great food! What makes this month’s choice so delectable is the amount of choices hungry diners have to choose from. When we were given the chance to chat with Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier’s General Manager, Mr. Rick Lohr, we were delighted to hear of the fantastic menu choices visitors have to choose from. However, a little history may illuminate why this hot spot is so special. For those of us who’ve been around for a spell, the Pier has always been an iconic landmark for Cocoa Beach’s coastline. Whether your visit was for some sun and fun or a cool beverage on the boardwalk, I’m almost positive most, if not all, of us have had a

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great day at the beach there. Built in 1962, the 800 feet of boardwalk, shops, bars and restaurants have nourished and sheltered many visitors for decades. Over the years, time and wicked storms have ravaged the expansive structure, leaving it somewhat dilapidated. In 2014, Westgate Resorts purchased the pier and launched a multimillion-dollar renovation to restore its historic glory. This writer, in particular, can recall the rumble and grumble of fellow neighbors none-to-happy about a large corporation taking over their beloved landmark. It was alarming to conceive an “outsider” might come in and wreck what beach-goers have long come to expect from the location. But Byron Evetts of Cocoa Beach says of the upgrades made, “I’m excited for the changes. We’re a quaint little drinking village with a surfing problem, trying to dig [our]selves out of the stone age.” When questioned about the crowds and excitement the Co-

coa Beach Pier draws, Byron says, “Don’t be upset if you live by the Pier and people are out having fun.” That’s what it’s designed to do, right? Contrary to what locals may have surmised to be a venture of epic disappointment, the people of Westgate rolled in, wrecked shop (in a most constructive way) and rebuilt the Pier to withstand the burden of heavy storms and crowds. They’ve presented us with a beautiful landmark, complete with all the attractions and services a beach-goer could ask for.

For instance, did you know the Pier services food and drink directly on the beach? Beachgoers can make the most of their visit by spending all their time where they want to be the most—on the beach. The Pier’s unique equipment rental program and direct-tobeach food service afford guests little reason to leave the sand. Starting at 11a.m. daily, waitstaff roam the beach, taking orders and serving directly to guests. Food and drink are available from any of the Pier’s restaurants and bars, including items such as the locally-sourced jumbo shrimp, popular


lobster roll and signature Pieradise cocktail. Such a bonus! You don’t have to leave the comfort of your beach squat unless you wish to utilize the facilities; of which I’d like to highlight as well. They updated the bathrooms … thank you, Westgate, for the clean bathrooms! The Pier’s various eateries offer menus full of enticing options for the selective diner. The Boardwalk Bar and Restaurant, an outdoor venue located along the Pier’s boardwalk, features new menu items such as fresh lobster rolls and fish tacos, refreshing beverages and oversized misting fans that complement the ocean’s natural breeze against a backdrop of breathtaking beachside views. Guests can enjoy Florida sunshine, live entertainment and fresh oysters at the Pier’s open-air seafood bar, Keith’s Oyster Bar, named for Pier owner David Siegel’s late nephew, Keith Siegel. Adjacent to the oyster bar, a 10-foot, 6,000-pound anchor discovered by Keith Siegel at the wreckage of an 18th century whaling ship also stands as a memorial of the renowned local lobsterman. Additional food and beverage options include Sea Dogs, a quick-service option located at the Pier’s entrance offering softserve ice cream, turkey legs and Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs, and Pelican’s Bar & Grill, where this writer had a most delicious meal of Clams Rockefeller and Sidewinder French Fries dusted in a salt and vinegar rub with a side of tangy remoulade sauce … OUTSTANDING! Seriously, folks, the dishes are beautiful, bountiful and nicely priced. I had zero complaints. There’s also a sports bar with floor-to-ceiling views of the ocean and a wide selection of hand-crafted beers. The Rikki Tiki Bar, an ideal place for happy hour, located at

the end of the Pier overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, was where I finished off my visit with a festive mojito and rubbed elbows with other visitors. The Rikki Tiki Tavern menu features items including jumbo coconut shrimp served with a spicy mango habanero sauce, a fresh seasonal fish sandwich and the Tiki Dog, a Nathan’s Famous hot dog wrapped and fried in an egg roll and served with spicy Asian mustard sauce and sweet and sour sauce. The view is incredible and a nice bragging point if you have visitors in town and you want to show off the beauty of our gorgeous ocean-scape. Friends, it has to be mentioned, a bonus to all these great spots is not having to worry about falling through the flooring of this great structure. Westgate’s Cocoa Beach Pier restaurants feature top quality food and beverage service and locally sourced products from seafood suppliers whose crews can be seen in action near the Pier in season. The culinary team is led by award-winning Chef John Flaherty, whose menus include burgers, a variety of seafood and even fried gator. Dessert offerings include the Florida classic key lime pie from the local favorite, The Florida Key Lime Pie Company.

Photo by Jamie Mackenzie

Westgate Resorts has invested millions of dollars into renovation and new offerings, transforming the Pier into a top family-friendly beach destination for vacationers and locals. With easy parking, convenient and clean restrooms, five restaurants and bars, shops, an art gallery, volleyball courts and more, the Cocoa Beach Pier is a one-stop beach day experience on the Atlantic Ocean, and we think you would enjoy it. Hop on your bike and head over there. Seriously, it’s awesome. -Sharon Lacy The Beachside Resident Co

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GET FIT TIPS Suzanne Elliott MA, Ed.

What is the BEST Exercise?

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he best exercise is the exercise that you will do! So what can YOU do? As Physical Educator, I encourage our clients and students to WALK! It’s as simple as taking one step at a time, one foot in front of the other, left, right, left, right! There are no great tricks to walking. It does not require any special skills or advanced conditioning. Walking doesn’t require a vast amount of special equipment or clothing. Whatever your fitness level, walking is the easiest, most natural weight loss exercising you can find. Because walking isn’t ultra taxing, even beginners can keep up the pace long enough to burn plenty of calories. And, if you’re already in top shape you or your walking coach can customize your walking program to guarantee even faster weight loss. It is important to get outside and move, breathe in the fresh air, be with nature taking time to smell the jasmine blooming and absorbing your dose of Vitamin D in our FL sunshine. A brisk walk or stroll can take you far along the road to fitness. Walking is one of the easiest exercise programs to adapt to your fitness level and the easiest to maintain the commitment to doing it daily. Walking is the number one participation sport in America. Walking has contributed to many life changes and opportunities for many people of all ages, sizes and fitness levels. It’s more than just a way to keep your heart healthy, it’s a whole new way of life. It helps you meet people. It boosts your energy. It’s easy and fun! All you need is a good pair of walking shoes, comfortable clothes and you’re all set to put one foot in front of the other and GO! “Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast”. William Shakespeare 22

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Fun Innovative Training or F.I.T. offers customized personal fitness. F.I.T. teaches clients how to incorporate home equipment into their fitness regimen. Suzanne has been involved in fitness and Team Training since 1972. Suzanne is a Walking Coach, Personal Trainer, Disney Marathon Finisher and Master Yoga Teacher. Suzanne and her husband live in Cape Canaveral, are involved in their city, sponsor Keep Brevard Beautiful Beach Yoga, Walks and Clean-ups, and together, own H.O.T. YOGA on the Island, Healing. Original. Therapeutic. YOGA, established 2006. Next F.I.T. TIPS: Walking BeneFITs!!


RECIPES Jennifer Lynn Cleveland

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ears have gone by, times have changed, and so have I, but here are some favorite side dishes. They don’t take a lot of time to prepare, so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time at the table with family and friends.

COCONUT AND ALMOND SWEET POTATOES 3 lbs. sweet potatoes , sliced 1 inch thick 6 tbsp. coconut manna, melted 6 tbsp. toasted hemp seeds 1/4 cup shredded coconut 1/3 cup sliced, toasted almonds Salt and pepper Fresh rosemary sprigs for garnish

Steam the potatoes until soft, about 25 minutes. Drain with a slotted spoon and place on serving platter. Drizzle with the coconut manna, sprinkle the hemp seeds, shredded coconut, toasted almonds, and a good pinch of salt and pepper and top with rosemary sprigs for garnish.

HEMP SEED TABBOULEH SALAD

2 cups diced cucumber 1 cup diced tomatoes

1 cup chopped red pepper

1 large bunch parsley, chopped 1/2 cup red onion, chopped 1/2 cup hemp seeds 1/4 cup lemon juice

3 cloves garlic, minced 6 tbsp. olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

CUCUMBERS IN VINEGAR

7 cups sliced cucumbers 2 cups coconut sugar

1 cup apple cider vinegar Dill and celery seed Salt and pepper Mix together sugar and vinegar until the sugar dissolves. Add the celery seed, dill, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix well with cucumbers and set aside for a few hours or overnight before serving. Keeps well for 3-4 days.

Blend the lemon, garlic oil, and salt and pepper in the bottom of a large bowl with a whisk, then add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. (Add more salt and pepper if needed.)

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Horoscopes GEMINI: Feeling angry and vengeful? Are you experiencing sharp, stinging bouts of loathing for your fellow man? Do you visualize strangling pikers, loudmouths, and self-important charlatans with your bare hands? Me too. I think it’s going around. CANCER: It’s hot as blue blazes out there, so make an effort to stay inside and keep cool until someone says “Last call.” LEO: You’ve lied and cheated your way to the top, Lion. This would normally be frowned upon, but the top of the dung heap seems the perfect place for you. VIRGO: Setting goals that are way out of your reach is not only daring but a great way to throw your back out again. LIBRA: This month will be a beau-

tiful dance for you, Libra. And by “beautiful dance,” I mean a “horrible train wreck.”

SCORPIO: There’s no sense in crying over spilt milk, but you’d be forgiven for weeping uncontrollably over that bottle of 1865 Château Lafite you just knocked over. That’ll be $25,000, please.

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SAGITTARIUS: Stay clear of the zoo this month. The monkeys have gone bats, the bats have gone ape, and the otters have the eye of the tiger. CAPRICORN: Don’t let unfavorable weather forecasts influence you to cancel your barbeque party. But it might be wise to keep the windows in the living room cracked. AQUARIUS: As the moon enters your 7th house, it might be high time you asked yourself why you have so many houses. No wonder your property taxes are out of control. PISCES: Fame and fortune are just around the corner, Fish. You’ll find both in the magazine rack next to the express checkout line, just there above the Tic Tacs. Inspiring stuff, eh? ARIES: Things couldn’t be better for you in the workplace. You lie and deceive without getting reprimanded and each time you voice your uniformed, moronic opinions they triple your salary. Welcome to “Fox & Friends.” TAURUS: This is a time of rest and revitalization for both you and your loved one. While you’re resting, your neighbor will be revitalizing your loved one’s libido.


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ROMANTIC Romeo If you were a sandwich, what kind would you be? Just wondering, “Stephanie J” Merritt Island, FL Aha! You think I’m going to say something suggestive, don’t you? You’d like me to tell you that I would be an openfaced, foot-long hot sausage sandwich topped with chocolate-covered strawberries in a champagne cream sauce, wouldn’t you? Well, Romeo is a very simple yet sophisticated man and tries to shy away from crass double entendres. My dear, I were a sandwich, I would simply be thinly-sliced prosciutto with a sun-dried tomato spread and tapenade on imported Cypriot flatbread. Surprising, no? Would you like a bite? Hold the pickle. Go ahead, hold it…but be gentle! Dear Romeo, I was sending an email to my lover when all of a sudden my screen went blank! I’m worried that my husband might get on the computer before I can get it fixed first and may look into my “sent” box and find out that I’ve been cheating. My PC is frozen! What can I do? Desperate in Melbourne Beach

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Dear Woman, I have met many women with frozen PC’s and I have the skills that can warm them back up. What you need is a hard drive, which I can give to you. But first you must go to: www.romeoscomputerrepairandsex.com Click on my hot link for assistance – but be gentle! Romeo, I’m routinely shocked by the suggestiveness of your advice. Is there any way you can answer a person’s question without making some crass, sexual reference? Innuendo is one thing, crass jokes about sex and people’s anatomy is just poor taste. Grow up, Gregory T Dear Gregory, I’m guessing from the nature of your erudite missive that you must be a professional football player. What position do you play? Tight end? Go long!

Dear Romeo, Im a huge fan of yours and find you incredibly sexy. I’ve always wanted to ask you something, though. If you could be any kind of animal, which one would you be? Susan H., Cocoa Beach If I was an animal I would be an octopus rabbit. I would be very soft and cuddlesome and energetic with eight slippery hands. Another animal I could be would be a frog cheetah: fast, strong and a tongue that could shoot out very far and quickly. Or I could also be a turtle kitten: slow, patient and gentle and warm and purring. But this is silly. These are only imaginations. If I could be an animal, I would choose to be a camel. Why? Because I like humps! But more serious, what kind of animals would you be? Be any kind you desire. Only come to my petting zoo! No animals are ever hurt in my stunts! Meeeow! Growl! Ribbit Ribbit! Romeo, I’m desperate to know more about you. You give such great advice all the time, but all my friends want to know what your turn offs are. We all want to date you! You are the best! “Steve” Melbourne Beach Turn offs? My switch is always up in the on position! However, the things that make my switch go down sometimes are several: fishnets that smell of fishes, women who smoke pipes, cereals in my ketchup, injured manatees, Phil O’Riley, broccoli in shoes, dentistry and frozen mice! But I think my greatest turn off is wars. Iraq is a lonely desert. Leave it alone! Make an invasion of Tahiti! This is a place of beauty and love worth conquering. Wars are silliness and craziness. I only understand love, sex and fun. But I can say that a war against loneliness and frigidness is the only wars worth fighting. Do you know someone who is lonely and frigid? I am locked and loaded; ready to blast.


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Grouper Fillet

Happy Hour 4 to 7 p.m.

roasted red potatoes.

Fresh grouper fillet blackened, grilled or fried and served with two eggs, hash browns or roasted red potatoes and choice of bagel, marble rye or white bread.

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