Space Coast Daily TGIF Show – Highlights Live Shows, Crydermans BBQ, Brevard Cultural Alliance, Space Coast Symphony

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SPACE COAST DAILY TV SPECIAL PRESENTATION

ABOVE VIDEO: Space Coast Daily TGIF Show – Highlights Live Shows, Crydermans, Brevard Cultural Alliance, and the Space Coast Symphony.

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.

Crydermans BBQ

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.

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 first barbecue joint in 2017 on the site of a former gas station in Cocoa Village.

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Crydermans creates an experience that focuses on their love and appreciation for the meats found in Central Texas-style barbecue as well as comforting family recipes and southern cuisine.

“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.

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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.

THERE IS A REASON CRYDERMAN’S BARBECUE is ranked by Tripadvisor in the top 10 among the more than 100 eateries in the Cocoa area, and it has to do with salt, pepper, good-quality meats, fire and a lot of patience in the cooking process.

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.

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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.”

CRYDERMAN’S BARBECUE has locations at 401 Florida Ave., Cocoa Village, and 401 E. New Haven Ave. in Melbourne.

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.”

CRYDERMAN’S BARBEQUE: There are no frills in this fast-casual eatery. The family-style dining approach also serves a purpose beyond simplicity. “You get to meet somebody new,” said Amy Cryderman. “It’s community-friendly and social.”

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

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.

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.

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.
Crydermans Barbecue was founded in 2017 and is a great destination for barbecue that’s both high in quality and rooted in tradition.

Brevard Cultural Alliance

Brevard Cultural Alliance (BCA) believes in the power of the arts to transform the communities across the Space Coast.

Cultural events provided courtesy of Brevard Cultural Alliance – visit us at ArtsBrevard.org

Ongoing Events

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

Upcoming Events

September 4: Opening Reception: Florida & Beyond and Aesop and Other Fables Exhibitions, Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, Eau Gallie Arts District, 321-259-8261, FifthAvenueArtGallery.com

Sept 4-27: Beehive, Titusville Playhouse, 321-268-1125, TitusvillePlayhouse.com

Thru Sept 13: 9 to 5 The Musical, Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse, 321-636-5050, CocoaVillagePlayhouse.com

Thru Sept 6: A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking, Melbourne Civic Theatre, Downtown Melbourne, 321-723-6935, myMCT.org

Thru Oct 24: Animal Nature: Recent Works by Linda Mitchell, Foosaner Art Museum, Eau Gallie Arts District, 321-674-8916, FoosanerArtMuseum.org

Space Coast Symphony

The “Symphony for Everyone” moniker takes on a different meaning when the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents a drive-up program crafted by its audience. Fan Favorites Redux will be presented at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 11 in Vero Beach and Saturday, September 12 in Viera. SCSO Principal Trombonist, Alex Regazzi, at left with Space Coast Symphony Orchestra Conductor and Artistic Director Aaron Collins, is the featured soloist for the virtuosic showpiece, “Blue Bells of Scotland.”

BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – The “Symphony for Everyone” moniker takes on a different meaning when the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents a drive-up program crafted by its audience.

Fan Favorites Redux will be presented at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 11 in Vero Beach and Saturday, September 12 in Viera.

Tickets for the drive-up concerts are $10 per person or $25 per carful of adults at SpaceCoastSymphony.org or Marine Bank & Trust branches in Vero Beach and Suntree. 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

The result of hundreds of requests over 11 performing seasons, Fan Favorites Redux is chock full of popular works by Gershwin, Ravel, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Rossini, Beethoven, and more.

SCSO Principal Trombonist, Alex Regazzi is the featured soloist for the virtuosic showpiece, “Blue Bells of Scotland.”

Andrew Cleaver will provide the comic play-by-play narration during the PDQ Bach version of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.

For the drive-in concerts, musicians perform safely distanced from each other, while concert attendees are invited to set up their own seating next to their vehicles. Concert-goers may also remain in their cars and tune their radios to a live feed of the music.

Through the end of the year, all Treasure Coast drive-up concerts will be performed at Pathway Church, 1105 58th Avenue in Vero Beach. Space Coast drive-up concerts will be performed at the east end of The Avenue Viera, 2261 Town Center Avenue in Melbourne.

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 Collins knows Fan Favorites Redux will only touch the tip of the iceberg as the orchestra performed the first Fan Favorites concert in the 2017-18 season.

“We have a list 11 seasons long of favorites the audience would love to hear,” said Collins.

“Nevertheless, we’ve tried hard to satisfy as many requests as possible with this really diverse program of great music. And we are especially happy to have a chance to feature the talented Alex Regazzi in an iconic work for trombone.”

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

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UPCOMING LIVE SHOWS

*Please check with bars & restaurants to verify the Live shows due to COVID-19

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