Space Coast Daily TGIF Show – Highlights Live Shows, Crydermans BBQ, Brevard Cultural Alliance, Space Coast Cars and Coffee
By Space Coast Daily // August 30, 2020
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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Space Coast Daily’s TGIF Show is back for another week, the only show on the Space Coast that highlights upcoming events and entertainment for the weekend and upcoming week.
WATCH: Crydermans Barbecue in Cocoa Village and Melbourne is the Purveyor of Fine American BBQ. For more information, call 321-877-0796 or 321-914-0276 or visit crydermansbarbecue.com
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Love wood-fired BBQ? Take a special tour with Space Coast Daily’s Giles Malone through Crydermans Barbecue in Cocoa – a purveyor of fine American BBQ.
There is a reason Cryderman’s Barbecue is ranked by Tripadvisor in the top 10 among the more than 100 eateries in the Space Coast area, and it has to do with salt, pepper, good-quality meats, fire and a lot of patience in the cooking process.
Crydermans Barbecue was founded in 2017 and is a great destination for barbecue that’s both high in quality and rooted in tradition using simple ingredients that produce BIG flavor.
It has been a whirlwind of barbecue for owners Amy and Chad Cryderman, who had done extensive research into the subtle points of the cuisine (translation: eaten a lot of different barbecues across the country) before opening their barbecue joint in 2017 on the site of a former gas station in Cocoa Village.
South Brevard residents are also singing Cryderman’s praises after the restaurant has opened a second location in Melbourne in 2019.
The hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am to 6:30 p.m.
“We traveled to the Carolinas, to Georgia and to Texas to try out barbecue,” said Amy.
In the end, Central Texas took the prize and the couple fashioned their new restaurant’s recipes according to the tried-and-true barbecue style of the Lone Star State.
“The sauce is not big in Texas, so our recipes are not sauce-driven,” explained Amy.
“We offer the sauces, but they are there just to complement the meat.”
The Crydermans spent almost two years tweaking recipes before they felt they had mastered the art with enough proficiency to open their own place.
During this experimental periods, lots and lots of barbecue were consumed by friends and family, as well as by the customers to the catering business the couple had.
“We got some really great feedback, and we finally felt we had had enough practice,” said Amy.
As with all Central Texas barbecue places worth their salt, salt, together with pepper, is a big component in the rub that Cryderman’s depends on to lend the meat its unique flavor.
At Cryderman’s, as it is in those Texas midlands, beef brisket, rubbed with salt and pepper, rules. The Crydermans make it seem easy, but it is not.
“It is one of the most difficult meats to work with, but brisket is the star of our show,” said Amy.
Food, although not necessarily barbecue, has always been an important component for the family.
“I grew up in Florida in a family where Southern cooking is a part of life,” said Amy, who met Northern Michigan native Chad at Grills Riverside.
The couple began dating and dreaming about opening their own place. In less than two years’ time, now they own two. Long gone is the neighbor’s borrowed smoker that Chad once used to experiment with the meats.
“He had a smoker of his own built,” said Amy.
Location was as important as the recipes. The couple fell hard for one of the last of Cocoa Village’s 1930s-era gas stations, but the place went originally to another tenant.
“We were really upset,” said Amy.
Fortunately for Central Brevard barbecue lovers, the Crydermans must have been destined to be there, for the owner contacted them when the original deal fell through. The rest is barbecue history.
Hurricane Matthew provided Chad and Amy with plenty of dock wood and fence pickets to help them create reclaimed hurricane wood seating from the salvage.
“Chad built everything,” said Amy.
There are no frills in this fast-casual eatery.
“The format we used is what is used in Texas,” said Amy. “We wanted to keep it simple, so guests could see exactly what they were getting.”
The family-style dining approach also serves a purpose beyond simplicity.
“You get to meet somebody new,” said Amy. “It’s community-friendly and social.”
When guests comment on the high quality of the meats, as they often do, the Crydermans know they are on the right track.
“We call it hippie meat because we only choose all-natural meats with no growth hormones or antibiotics,” said Amy, referring to the brisket, turkey and Duroc pork that form the bulk of the menu.
All the “ancillaries,” the sauces, the salads and the mac and cheese, are made from scratch, as is the bread pudding.
“That recipe is from my Nana, so it carries big childhood memories for me,” said Amy.
Unlike many barbecues, Cryderman’s specializes in meats by the pound.
“That doesn’t mean you have to get a pound,” said Amy. “You can get as much or as little as you want and create your own platter.”
Prices range from $14.98 to $21 per pound. Sandwiches are also available, with six ounces of the preferred meat served on a freshly baked bun.
The Melbourne location, which opened in April 2019, offers the same menu as its Cocoa Village big sister, but with expanded seating. Both serve beer and wine plus the signature Hawaiian sweet tea and Cheerwine.
“It’s the official drink of the Carolinas,” said Amy. “We have people who visit regularly for the Cheerwine.”
For parties, catering is available in several options. With a minimum order of $100 or five pounds of meat, customers can pre-order their preferences for pick-up. Drop-off catering and full-service catering is just a phone call away.
“There is no catering job too small or too large for us,” said Amy.
Cryderman’s Barbecue rapid rise in the highly competitive restaurant scene reflects its owners’ passion for excellence.
“Nothing in Florida compares,” said a delighted diner.
Cryderman’s Barbecue, with locations at 401 Florida Ave., Cocoa Village, and 401 E. New Haven Ave. in Melbourne, is open from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. (or until they sell out, which often happens), from Wednesdays through Saturdays.
For more information, call 321-877-0796 or 321-914-0276 or visit crydermansbarbecue.com
With locations in Cocoa and Melbourne, Crydermans invites the local community to stop by and enjoy some fantastic barbecue in Cocoa. They are located at 401 Florida Ave. in Cocoa and their second location is at 401 East New Haven Ave. in Melbourne.
For more information, visit crydermansbarbecue.com or call 321-877-0796.
Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Saturday 11 am–6:30 p.m.
Brevard Cultural Alliance
Cultural events provided courtesy of Brevard Cultural Alliance – visit us at ArtsBrevard.org
American Police Hall of Fame, Titusville, 321-264-0911, APHF.org
Art Gallery of Viera, Viera, ArtGalleryofViera.com
Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science, Cocoa, 321-632-1830, MyFloridaHistory.org/BrevardMuseum
Brevard Zoo, Melbourne, 321-254-WILD, BrevardZoo.org
Eau Gallery, Eau Gallie Arts District, 321-253-5553, EauGallery.com
Florida Historical Society, Cocoa Village, 321-690-1971, MyFloridaHistory.org
Florida Surf Museum, inside Ron Jon’s Watersports, Cocoa Beach, FloridaSurfMuseum.org
Foosaner Art Museum, Eau Gallie Arts District, FoosanerArtMuseum.org
Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Complex, Mims, 321-264-6595, HarryHarrietteMoore.org
Museum of Dinosaurs and Ancient Cultures, Cocoa Beach, 321-783-7300, MuseumofDinosaurs.org
Rossetter House Museum & Gardens, Eau Gallie Arts District, 321-254-9855, RossetterHouseMuseum.org
Strawbridge Art League Gallery, Le Galerie, Downtown Melbourne, 321-952-3070, StrawbridgeArtLeague.org
Studios of Cocoa Beach, Downtown Cocoa Beach, 321-917-5788, StudiosofCocoaBeach.com
The Downtown Gallery, Downtown Titusville, 321-268-0122, TheDowntownGallery.net
Through September 29: Aesop and Other Fables Exhibition, Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, Eau Gallie Arts District, 321-259-8261, FifthAvenueArtGallery.com
Aug 28 – Sept 13: 9 to 5 The Musical, Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse, 321-636-5050, CocoaVillagePlayhouse.com
Aug 29: Fan Favorites Redux Concert, Space Coast Symphony, The Avenue Viera, 855-252-7276, SpaceCoastSymphony.org
Thru Aug 30: Bright Star, Titusville Playhouse, 321-268-1125, TitusvillePlayhouse.com
Thru Sept 6: A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking, Melbourne Civic Theatre, Downtown Melbourne, 321-723-6935, myMCT.org
Thru Mar 14: Crosscurrents: Selections from the Rodriguez Collection of Cuban Artists, Foosaner Art Museum, Eau Gallie Arts District, 321-674-8916, FoosanerArtMuseum.org
Mel Fischer’s Treasure Museum
ABOVE VIDEO: Take a tour of the Mel Fisher Treasure Museum in Sebastian and dive into The World Class Home of Sunken Treasure. Join Space Coast Daily’s Giles Malone and Museum Director Nichole Johanson as they showcase the spectacular collection of cultural artifacts and treasure recovered from the ocean depths.
Taffi Fisher, Mel Fisher’s daughter, opened the museum in December 1992.
The museum includes a working conservation laboratory used to preserve artifacts recovered from underwater with an observation window for viewing conservation work from inside the museum.
Mel Fisher started his full-time treasure hunting career in Vero Beach when he moved there with his wife Dolores and their family, from California in 1963.
Mel spent the next seven years successfully salvaging the 1715 Fleet, a fleet of sunken treasure-laden ships, which sank off the coastline which is why the surrounding area got the name, “Florida’s Treasure Coast.”
He then went on to discover the main pile of the Nuestra Señora de Atocha in July of 1985. This is the largest underwater treasure find in history. Mel’s family continues the search for the remaining cargo of the Atocha today.
Visit the Mel Fisher Treasure Museum and dive into history. The experience is both educational and exciting – you can even lift an authentic Atocha gold bar. Join the millions who have witnessed this spectacular collection of cultural artifacts and treasure recovered from the ocean depths.
‘TODAY IS THE DAY!’
Mel Fisher, a dreamer, a visionary, a legend and most importantly, the World’s Greatest Treasure Hunter! Mel Fisher did what many have not – he realized his dream during his lifetime.
Everyday he insisted, “Today’s the Day”! His mantra continues to inspire the search for the rest of the treasure from the Nuestra Senora de Atocha and the Santa Margarita, the Spanish galleons that sank during a hurricane on September 6, 1622, near Key West, Florida.
Mel Fisher suffered many personal losses to keep his dream alive during his 16-year search and endured over 100 court battles which ended in victory in the U.S. Supreme Court.
The riches Mel Fisher, his team, and investors, had worked so hard for all those years were finally theirs.
The $450 million treasure cache or “Atocha Mother Lode” would be found on that momentous day, July 20, 1985.
More than 40 tons of silver and gold were located including over 100,000 Spanish silver coins known as “Pieces of Eight”, gold coins, Columbian emeralds, silver and gold artifacts and over 1,000 silver bars.
The immensity of the Atocha’s treasure is staggering.
On July 24th, 1715, a fleet of eleven Spanish Galleons and one French ship, set sail from Havana, Cuba to Spain. All of the Spanish vessels perished in a storm off the east coast of Florida, near present-day Sebastian. Seven hundred lives and over 14,000,000 pesos worth of treasure went down.
Another ship, the Atocha, met a similar fate in 1622. On July 20th, 1985, following a 16-year search, a salvage team led by Mel Fisher recovered the mother lode of the Atocha, from its nearly 370-year exile on the ocean floor…establishing the greatest discovery in treasure salvaging history, both in archaeological and commercial terms.
During the search for the Atocha, Fisher and his crew also discovered and raised treasure from the sister ship of the Atocha, The Santa Margarita and an English merchant slave ship, the Henrietta Marie, as well as the 1715 Fleet near Sebastian.
When you enter Mel Fisher’s Treasure Museum you will join the millions who have witnessed the most spectacular collection of Spanish artifacts and treasure ever assembled.
You will be granted the opportunity to watch as the treasure, still being uncovered from the 1715 Fleet, the Atocha and the Santa Margarita, grows in quantity and spectacle in our recent recoveries display. Feel the weight of a solid gold bar recovered from the ocean depths.
A visit to Mel Fisher’s Treasure Museum affords you the distinct opportunity to “own a piece of history,” unique gold escudos or silver reales in fine jewelry settings, museum-quality recreations as well as other nautical gifts from the gift Shop.
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra
ABOVE VIDEO: Close your eyes and imagine your favorite song from musical theater. Got it? Now imagine that same song performed by a member of the opposite sex.
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – Close your eyes and imagine your favorite song from musical theater. Got it? Now imagine that same song performed by a member of the opposite sex.
With the help of professional singers from Winter Park-based Central Florida Vocal Arts, the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will present Broadway Gender Bender, a pair of 7 p.m. drive-in concerts with a twist, on Friday, August 28 in Vero Beach and Saturday, August 29 in Viera.
The final concerts in a summer series of fresh air concerts, Broadway Gender Bender will celebrate the essential workers in restaurants, groceries, pharmacies and hotels who have stayed on the job –so that others could stay home.
In addition, it’s a tip of the hat to teachers and educators who found ways to inspire their students during distance learning –and in-person as they return to the classroom.
Filled with popular songs from decades of musicals, as well as some of opera’s most recognizable tunes, Broadway Gender Bender will get underway with six of Central Florida’s most talented professional vocalists: Mezzo-soprano Morgan Davis, sopranos Sarah Stead and Desiree Montes, baritones Jacob Pence and David Bracamonte; and tenor, Bryan Hayes.
The logistics remain the same for the final concert of the summer drive-in series. Musicians from the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will play their instruments safely separated from each other, while concert attendees can remain in their cars and tune their radios to the live feed, or set up their own seating next to their vehicles.
The Treasure Coast drive-up concert will be performed at Pathway Church, 1105 58th Avenue in Vero Beach. The Space Coast drive-up concert will be performed at The Avenue Viera, 2261 Town Center Avenue in Melbourne.
Conductor Aaron T. Collins will direct Broadway Gender Bender, which will include music from the Sound of Music, Mamma Mia, Les Misérables, My Fair Lady, Man of La Mancha, Gilbert & Sullivan’s Mikado and Pirates of Penzance and more.
Tickets for the drive-up concerts are $10 per person or $25 per carful of adults at SpaceCoastSymphony.org. Admission is free for ages 18 and under or with a student ID.
Advance online ticket sales are encouraged, to help limit social interaction with parking attendants. For more information, call toll free to 855-252-7276 or visit SpaceCoastSymphony.org.
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra Conductor and Artistic Director, Aaron T. Collins is looking forward to collaborating with the singers from Central Florida Vocal Arts in the final delightful concert of the summer series.
“This playful concert not only challenges your musical expectations — but it really delivers, said Collins. No matter who is singing what, it’s music we all love, performed by six incredible professionals. The entire performance is a huge thank you to essential workers and to teachers, who continue to do so much on behalf of our Central Florida community.”
The orchestra’s usual year-round performances have been significantly curtailed by the COVID-19 pandemic. But the success of the drive-in summer series has presented a way forward for the innovative musical organization: the SCSO will be performing out of doors through December –with hopes of returning to the concert hall in the very early months of 2021.
For more information about the start of the 2020-21 season of the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, visit SpaceCoastSymphony.org or call toll-free (855) 252-7276.
Space Coast Cars and Coffee
Space Coast Cars and Coffee will be hosting their monthly car show on Septmember 5th, at the Viera High School beginning from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All vehicle makes and models are welcome, including golf carts and motorcycles.
Golf Carts $ 5.00
Interested vendors should call Joe @ 201-658-2004
UPCOMING LIVE SHOWS
*Please check with bars & restaurants to verify the Live shows due to COVID-19
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