Local eateries to offer local fare with local flair

Restaurants, bistros and pubs from throughout central Brevard County will showcase some of their best and popular dishes at the inaugural Taste of the Coast, presented by the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce (CBRCC) on Friday, October 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Cocoa Beach Country, Club 5000 Tom Warriner Blvd., Cocoa Beach. Residents and area guests will have the opportunity to sample foods from a variety of both well-known establishments and newcomers to the Space Coast dining scene all in one evening.Taste of the Coast - Flyer

The Taste of the Coast will feature land and sea favorites, specialty appetizers, locally brewed and produced beverages along with live entertainment. Florida Beer Co. will offer samples of several of their craft beer lines and Sublime Restaurant and Sangria Lounge will provide samples of their popular sangria. Admission, both general and VIP, includes sampling of all food and beverage offerings; VIP admission includes early admission and a complimentary beverage. "Being a catalyst for business growth is part of our chambers core mission", said CBRCC CEO Linda Webster. "We're developing unique opportunities to showcase our local businesses, especially those that rely heavily on our local market for their success and help them grow by giving them a diverse audience from throughout the area. In turn, our residents and visitors get to know about Brevard's expansive and delicious dining options."

Hosted by the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, Taste of the Coast is presented by Intercoastal Insurance, Inc. and Health First. Sponsors include the City of Cocoa Beach, Victory Casino Cruises, Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill, Effex Agency Digital Marketing and Solutions, and Culligan Water. Additional sponsorship are available. A limited number of non-food vendor marketing tables are also available for $100 each. Well-known local guitarist, John Condon will provide live entertainment. Guests are eligible to win one of several door prizes, and can choose to bid in the live auctions. General admission is $20.00 per person in advance and $25.00 at the door and includes sampling of all food and beverages offered. VIP admission is $40.00 in advance and $50.00 at the door and includes early admission and sampling, along with a complimentary beverage. Additional beverages are available for purchase.

Tickets for The Taste of the Coast go on sale beginning August 6. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit www.cocoabeachchamber.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce 400 Fortenberry Rd. in Merritt Island or Fishlips Waterfront Bar and Grill 610 Glen Cheek Dr., located in The Cove at Port Canaveral.